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The Savannah theater will open It? doors
.fer the amusemfn-i seascn cf 19-0 1 to
morrow night. Manager F. A. Weis will
present Una Clayton, with the Clayton
Stock Company, in “The Roarer,” follow
ing with a repertoire of plays during the
week. Following the opfm.ng engagement
is “KeJly’s Kids,” Friday night, and the
Guy H. Woodward Company in a reper
toire of plays for the week begnn n-r
Monday, Aug. 27, with the exception of
>ne night. Tuesday, when Lon Hermann
will be seen.
Then comes Otis Skinner in a new’ play,
Mew York’s sensation, “King of the
Opium Ring.” Barlow Bros . Mihstrels,
Broad hurst a “Why Smith Left Home,”
Blanche Walshe, w’ho will star alone th's
season, ‘ The Young Wife.” which had a
run of fourteen weeks at the Fourteenth
Street Theaier, NVw York; Yale & Ellis’
‘Evil Eye,” a spectacular production;
leorge Boniface in “The Man From Mex
ico;” “Where Is Cobb?” a musical farce
comedy; the ever w’elcctme Bostonians in
i new op*ra; Jolly May Irwin; Whitney’s
oig scenic production of "yuo Vadis
“Because She Loved Him So.” The old
?avori e, Kdward Harrigan. Yale & Ellis’
new star, A1 Wilson in “The Watch On
the Rhine;” Frank Daniels and his opera
ompany; Primrose & Dockstader’s min
strels; Walker Whiteside in “A Red Cock
ade; ’ Q'iton's minstrels. Jos. S; ear’s
production of Hoyt’s funniest farce. ‘ A
Brass Monkey;” “Yale’s Devil’s Auction;”
Woodw’ard-Warren Cos.; Mathews &
Bulger, in their play which made a hit in
Mew York at the Herald Square, ‘By the
Sod Sea Waves;" Rusco and Holland;
Murray and Mack; Hoyt’s “A Milk White
Flag:’’ “T o Rich to Marry;” “Towui
Topics,” Roland Red;
“Barlara Fritchie.” w’hich lead a run of a
whole* yiftr at the Criterion theairr. New
York; Henre. sv Leroy in Atoer Peo
ple’s Money;” Black Patti Troubadours;
Hoyt’s “A Midnight Bell;" “What Hap
pened to Jones;” “Secret Service;” Harry
Glazier in “The Three Musketeers;” Gus
Hi l’s evergreen “McFadden’s Flats;” the
Arnold S;ock Company; Thcs E. Shea’s
big naval melodrama “The Man-o-Wars
man;” W. A. Brady’s “borrows of Satan.”
a dramatization of the Corelli novel;
Mew York’s hit “Sherlcck Holmes;" A1
Field’s “Belle of New York,” a London
and Casino success; Chas. Dickson in
“Mistakes Will Happen;” “Zaza;” Robert
Downing in “The Gladiator;” Chas. Han
ford as “Private John Allen;” Macklyn
Arbuckle. Creston Clarke “Prisoner of
Zenda,” Hall Caine's great play. “The
Chris ian,” Innes Band; the Marshal
Comedy Cos.; Louis James and Katherine
Kidder, and the Braunig Stock Company.
Manager Wetes promises the patrons of
the Theater his best efforts ns an amuse
ment caterer, and his reputation in Gal
veston. where he has managed the Green
wall Theater for four years, seem to jus
tify a fulfillment of his promise.
The Theater ha? been made more at
tractive and comfortable by new decora
tions and cooling apparatus, and during
the next two or three months, will be
made comfortable In every way. The
Una Clayton Stock Company, which will
present “The Roarer” to-morrow night,
while new to Savannah, If said to be one.
of the best of popular price companies. It
carries twenty-eight people, including the
Boston Symphony Orchestra, composed of
young women. Special attention has been
given to the specialty features, and sev
eral leading vaudeville stars will be se*n
during the performance. Every play pre
sented by the Una Cloy ton Company will
bo mounted with all of the necessary scen
ery. ond every attention will be paid to
detail to make each play as near perfect
as possible. The |>rices are 10, 20 and
cents. The usual number of matinees
will be given. To-morrow' night will be
ladles’ free night.
Herrmann, who will he seen Tuesday,
A up. 28, is an expert in legerdemain.
In (he nri of palming*, or sleight-of-hand,
he stands perhaps unrivaled. Besides his
feats of pure he will in
troduce his latest sensational illusion,
•'Cremation.” The burning of a young
woman is realistically done. It has prov
en an endlews source of discussion among
theatergoers. Besides the two acts of
magic presented by Herrmann, the five
Nosses, Mny, Bertha. Ferdinand. Lottie
and Frank, will give a musical act. play
ing operatic selections on a number of
musical instruments, which can be appre
ciated by lovers of opera and Instru
mental music. The performance in Its
entirety is an ideal one for ladies and
children and for that class of the public
who go to the theater on occasions when
n play or company comes which appeals
Among the attractions booked at the
Savannah Theater this fall by Manager
Weiss Is Innes and his bond, on Saturday
afternoon and evening, Nov. 10. The or
ganization is accompanied by two sets of
grand opera singers, one set being used
for the afternoon and the other for the
evening. Besides the regular programme,
the singers will do scenes from the operas
of ‘‘Faust,” “Trovatore,” “Alda,” and
“Carmen;” and it is said by the people
who are capable of judging that the per
formances. as given by -this band and as
sisting artists in the Tnnes’ Music Hall,
Atlantic City, at the ocean and the steel
pier, are marvels for the musical con
noisseur, social events for the society peo
ple and festivals of music for the appreci
JIM NEILL ON THE HAWAIIAKS.
§flTnntifili'ii Voting Actor In the Pn
Mr. James Neill, in whom nil fiavan
nahians have an interest, has just return
ed to California from the Hawaiian Isl
ands. The Los Angeles Express lias an
Interesting interview with Mr. Neill re*-
garding Uncle Sam s mld-Paclflc posses
sions. An even more picturesque appear
ing figure then he was when he was Hast
in Los Angeles was James Neill of the
Neill Company, as he sal in the lobby of
tha Van Nuys’ Hotel, says the Express.
A suit of light material adorned his per
son, and a gracefully waving Panama hat,
fresh from the cosmopolitan community
of Honolulu, covered his head. James
N< ill looked like a man entirely pleased
with the world and everything in it. and
doubtless, If viewed from the point or
•licces.s in his profession, he has excep
tion;;! reasons to b<* satisfied.
Th appearance of Mr. Neill and bis
company in Honolulu amounted to 1 itt o
•hor of a public aid socle y ovation. Th
company's financial receipts at the latter
place are said to have exceeded more
than $ 5 00) in sixteen pc rformancee. The
£•11 Francisco em*\ rrnnt was for eight
weeks ami the mvvspjp rs there were
fulsome in Unit p.aise of Mr. Neill and
his support. I r fit
'Our exp fine s in San Francisco and
II no ulu w re most delightful,” said Mr.
Neill. ‘"Every one was s> considerate to
u and there wai nothing to mar a thor
ough enjoyment of *h situation. The Co
lombia theater management in San Fran
was very a xloiis to have tin play
there for 10 weeks, beginning in Septem
ber—the time th it h-d been held for
Nance O’Neill—but we found that to be
impossible, as we are more or 1 s.< anx
ious to get back Easi to see our old
f. lends, aid besides that we are con ract
t 1 many months ahead to appear ;n va
rious cities between here and the At
lantic. Our experienced in California have
been most pleasant, and particularly in
Ivos Angeles we are fortunate in having
a most cherished circle of warm friends,
like Mr. and Mrs. Judge Miller, Hon. F.
F. Davis and family. Rev. Conger and
family and o hers whe m we would like
to have tr \>l with us fo companlonsnip
sak , but th.* sturdy judge refused to
give up hie law practice for the stage,
and Mr. Davis is too enthusiastic regard
ing the glories of Los Ar.gtles and its
people to do the sock and bu-kin
“The sea voyage between San Fran
cisco and Honolulu was an almost ideal
one; the water was as smooth as glass
all of the way. We had letters to Presi
dent and Mrs. Dole from some of our
friends in Washington, and the hospi
tality of the people of the Hawaiian
Islands is nlmos-t inconceivable. Presi
dent Dole had Miss Chapman raise
and lower the American flag three
times from the staff on the palace in an
effort to signal a warship, but for some
reason the vessel was not particularly
“We lived over there in a building
known in Hawaiian history as ‘The
Snow' Cottage.’ It was in one of the
rooms of that cottage that the famous
interview between the Queen and Min
ister Willis took place, in which the
fate of the islands was settled. Ac
cording to native authority, Mr. Willis
nsked the Queen what fate she had in
store for those Americans and foreign
ers who had taken part in the revolu
tion. and she said, ‘Hanging.’ Mr.
Willis, being an old man and somewhat
hard of hearing, thought that she said
‘beheading,’ and on that misunderstand
ing sont in an unfavorable report to
Washington. The evening that the so
called revolution was supposed to have
occurred, the government band gave its
usual public concert in front of the
Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
“Beyond any doubt the Hawaiian Isl
ands will be most valuable and acceptable
additions to United States territory. Hon
olulu ia the richest community of its
size I have ever visited. This may possi
bly be better estimated when it Us known
that there are but about R.fJOO white people
there, and at times %ve played to as much
as SI,OOO per night. Contrary to condi
tions in this country, the Chinese there
are regarded as more reliable merchants
than the Japanese; at least I was so In
formed by men of big financial concerns.
“The dispositions and temperament of
the Hawaiian* are suggestive of their
beautiful moonlight nights—soft, gentle
and poetic. I believe that such a thing
as n spirit of deep revenge is an unknown
quality in a Hawaiian’s heart. Asa prom
inent Hawaiian, who had been close in
the confidence of the last king, said to
me, Vengeance belongs to God.’
‘‘Since arriving in San Francisco I have
been asked many times by newspaper
men and others as to the political situa
tion on the islands, and while T am not
a politician and know very little about
politics I would infer from what I saw and
heard there that the islands will go Dem
ocratic. The native element has formed
a. party which has for its battle cry, ‘Ha
waii for Hawaiian?,’ and seem to be In
s> mpnthy with the Democratic party
largely as a matter of sentiment. Pres
ident Cleveland refused to interfere with
their form of monarchy, and Cleveland
was a Democrat.
"If all of our new possessions are as
rich in resources and delightful as the
Hawaiian Islands, the benefits to this
country and our people and government
will doubtless be incalculable.”
FOR MRS. VARNADOE.
Conductor Rnrliee’* Patrons Sub
scribe Over sl<H> to tbe Fund.
Mr. A. M. Bnrhee has succeeded in
raising som- thing over SIOO from the pas
sengers on his cor between tbe ci y and
Isle of Hope for tlve benefit of Mrs. Var
nadoe, the widow of Motorman Lucius B.
Varnadoe, whose murderer was only con
victed in the courts last Friday. About
three-fourihs of this amount was secured
by Mr. Barbee on the first day that he
undertook the work. Nearly every regu
lar patron of the Isle of Hope line has
subscribed and it is probable that those
wi o have i ot, will do so as soon as they
are given the opportunity. Mr. Barbee s
li t of subscribers sj far is as follows:
A. S. Api le. $1.00; H. S. Richmond. $100;
W. H. Quinai , $1.00; 11. C. Anderson. SI.(W;
R. Webb. Jr., $1.00; E. Webb. $1.00; J. 0.
Bond. $1.00; Julian Schley, $1.0); F. S.
Laihrop. $1.00; C. E. Younger, $1.(0; W.
T. Hopkir s $1.0; J. A. Cos ns, $1.0); F.
Banks, $1.00; A. Ferst. $1.0); R. J. War
r ck, $1.00; C. C. Libey, 50c; W\ V. Davis,
$2.00; F. A. Worth. $1.0); F. C. Wylly,
$100; A. J. Black, SI.CO; W. E. Dawson,
$1.00; W. E. Daw on, Jr., 53c; cash. 6)c;
cash. $1.00; cosh. $l.oo; F. M. Blain. sl.to;
J. H. Estlll, $25.00; L. B. Larisey, 50c; J.
Reynold, 25c; William Barb ftp, $1.50;
cash. Tc; Halford Falligant, 50c. C.
Hatch. $1.00; John Schwalb, $1.00; cash,
$1.00; William Herman. slc; S. F. G . 50c;
cosh. $1.00; Zulasky, $1.00; John Banks,
$1.00; C. K. Dunlap, $1.00; Dr. Weichsel
baum, $1.00; E. S Abrams, $1.00; cash. .0 *;
Murro, 50c; L. B. Robinson, 50c; K. G.
25c; C. O. J.. $1.00; iasTi, 50c; R. E Bell,
50c; D. 8., 50c; T. M. Hazelhurst. 50c;
cash, $1.00; Dr. Falllganr, $1.0); George
T. Wilson. 50c; cash. sl.ot>; cash. s)c;
George Beckman. $1 00; Hunter & Van
Keurcn, $1.00; W. W. Metzger, 25c; C. R
Clements. 50c; W. M. Waldger. 50c; P. S.
Ott, 50c; H. Matthews, 50c; C. Wcstcott,
50c; Mr. L. A. McCarthy, 50o; Paul Cos i
da, $1.00; A. F. Kelly. $1.00; W. M. Sipple,
$1.00; J. C. Sclpple, 50c; G. H. Behr, s<c;
Mr. Brown, 25c; J. G. Bwanston. $1.0; F.
Hart, Jr., fOc; J. F. Vetter, s*c; D. H.
Mouse s. 50c; ca."h, 25c; cash. 25c; E. M.
Mulehurg. o0c; J. H. Uni bach. 50c; Mar
tin Roundtice, $1.0); cash, 25c; cash, 50c,
••ash. 25c; cash, 15c; J. A. Solomons. sl.oj;
cash. 25c; cash, 10c; cash, 25c; cash. s>o;
cash, 50c; F. Don wall. 50c; cash, 25c; C.
J’. Kills. $2.00; Cu|vt. Spenctr, SI.CO; cash,
$1.50; cash, 20c; cash. 50c; M. Keilbach,
$1.00; cash. 50c; Dr. Daniels. so*; James
llendert-on, 50c; Mrs. K. D. Marvin. $1.0).
Total $ 0:.85.
—One of the best, If not the best, royal
actor of the present day Is the Grand
Duke Constantin-Constnntlnovlteh of
Russia, whose recent appearance In the
Hermitage Th*aior at St. Petersburg, in
the role of Hamlet, has caused the great
est admiration, and has given him a place
among the most talented actors of the
present day. His Imperial Highness Is
not only an actor, he is also a poet and
an author of considerable reputation. It
was he who made the beautiful Transla
tion of "Hamlet” Into the Russian tongue,
and he Is now engaged in translating an
other of the works of England's greatest
A Dashing MB**—"ls she .■ girl of the
prtlod?” "Oh, no; she never punt luates
with anything but dashcj.”—l'nlludelpbi*
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. AUGUST 10, 1900.
FAST FLYERS FOR LABOR DAY.
A LIVELY STRING OF EVENTS AT
THE Till KDERBOLT TRACK.
\ Four Cornered Race Between Dr.
Duke'* Black Stallion “Janie*,”
Furlong . “May Be,” P. If. \\ right’s
Pacer “Sloat'a Bitter*,” and If. F.
Kuck’s Gray Side-wheeler “Pau
line,” the Leading Event on the
< a rd-—Severn I Brunswick Horses
The prospects are bright for some lively
harness and running events at the Thun
derbolt Driving Park on Labor day.
Manager A. P. Doyle is arranging his
card, which will embrace a harness race,
one runnirg event and some exhibitions
by local road horses.
The race most talked about is a four
cornered ma ch between Dr. Duke's hand
some black stallion “James,” Furlong’s
bay mare “May Bee,” P H. Wright’s
pacer “Sloat'6 Bitters,” and H. F. Kirk's
gray side-wheeler “Pauline.” The two first
mentioned are tiotters and the other two
pacers. This event ought to prove an in
teresting coniest as any of the horses can
sup close to 2:30, and can go there three
times. The hrrscs are now in active train
ing and will be In the pink of condition
on Labor day.
George Palrqer, who is a clever reins
man, will lo k af er the interest* of “Pau
line.” “Pauline” and “Sloat's Blitters”
were given a work out m le yesterday, and
showed splendid form. A. P. Doyle will
probably handle Dr. Duke’s trotter, and
h ive him in gcod shape for the contest.
Manager Doyle is now in correspond
ence wdth some horsemen in Brunswick,
with a view to match Savannah’s fav
orite runner, “King Full,” against “Bay
View,” the crack thoroughbred of Bruns
wick. If this contest is arranged it will
be for half-mile heats.
J. H. Durrence of Tattnall county ha*
been advised of the coming races, and he
may likely bring down his “Cracker colt”
and start him in some of the events.
It is the intention of Manager Doyle
to have a programme that will last all
WILL BE OVER 580 STUDENTS.
Large Increnae in Matriculate* at
Although the school year which ended
last June was the most successful one
in the history of the Georgia State Indus
trial College, tho outlook for the next
session, w’hich begins Oct. 3, surpasses
all previous prospects. Over 400 students
were enrolled last year, but judging from
the number of applications already re
ceived from non-residents of Savannah
and the certificates issued to residents
of Savannah, more than 550 students will
matriculate ait the next session.
The faculty ventures comparison with
any school of Its kind in the South, be
lieving that the Industrial and the aca
demic depariments are correlated without
any sacrifice to either. There are only
one or two colored schools in the South
that have complete college and normal
courses and full courses in manual train
ing and the trades. In order to accom
plish this the school is In session from
8:30 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Special course* in history have
added to the lit rary department. These
will be open to college students and will
le conducted by President Wright, who is
r garded as one of the best historians of
bis race. His lectures on American his
tory have been fav< rably reviewed by
some of the best pap rs in the country.
These who intend to teach will derive
sp cial benefit from the courses now of
fered in pfdagogy under the direction cf
The brick dormitory which is now being
erect and under the direction of Prof. L. B.
Thompson, a college graduate of the in-
Atl tuition* and instructor in masonry,
plastering and kalsomini' gwill add mu h
to the grounds. The building will be by
far the largest and most convenient on
the campus. having all the mod
ern appointments. On th' first
floor will be a dining room with
seating capacity of 200, a kitchen, n room
for the department of plain sewing and
dressmaking and a room for teaching the
girls the culinary art. The second and
third stories will be used for dormitory
purposes and will accommodate 250 or 300
Of the ten masons employed on the
building, nine are students of the college,
having learned their trade there. With
one or two exceptions, all the other work
is being done by students.
Prof. Pearson has already Issued quite
a number of certificates of admission to
the graduates of the city schools. Pu
pils from the Beach Instfttue are ad
mitted to the third year normal on their
diplomas, and those from the public
schools and Haven Home to the first year
The street car authorities have prom
ised ample accommodations for the trans
portation of the city students. The fare
for the round trip from Bolton street
junction will be 6 cents.
■Mr. J. C. Hunter of Atlanta Is register
ed at the Pulaski.
Mr. J. H. Thomas of Columbia is a
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. J. 1,. Gordon left via the Southern
yesterday for Asheville. •
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Peilon of Pelion are
registered at the Pulaski.
Miss Annie Bottoms of Thomasvllle Is
registered at the Pulaski.
Mr. J. T. Cooper of Columbus is regis
tered at the Pulaski.
Mr. Held Sweat left via the Southern
yesterday for Asheville.
Mr. J. R. Einstein left via the Southern
yesterday for New York.
Mr. A. Schulhafer left last night via
the Central for Atlanta.
Mr. W. P. Austin left via the Seaboard
Air Bine yesterday for Cameron.
yr. and Mrs. J. E. W. Fields of Mariet
t. ..re registered at the Screven.
Mrs. R. L. M. Parks and children left
yesterday for Brevard, N. C.
Mr. L. Mohr left via the Plant System
yesterday for Black Mountain, Md.
Mr. T. .1. Davis leaves to-day for Nor
folk. where he expe is* to spend a week.
Mr. W. T. Hennessy and Mrs. M. C.
Noonan will leave Wednesday for Saluda,
Mr. W. W. Wagner of Charleston was
in the city yesterday a guest of the Pu
Mr. Norvcll Slover left last night for
Lookout Mountain to be gone several
Mr. W C. Stafford of Barnesvllle was
in the city yesterday and stayed at the
Mr. R. M. Lester left vie the Plant Sys
tem last night for a week's stay at the
Isle of Palms,
Rev. ami Mrs. Ed. F. Cook were among
the passengers of the Southern yester
day for Asheville.
Mr. S. J. Hermann of Sandersvllle was
in the oily • yesterday, a guest of the
Mr. A. R. Lawton, Jr . was among the
passengers of the Souihern yesterday for
Mr. F. 1,. Perry was among the pas
si ligrrs of the Seaboard Air Line yester
day for Boston.
Mr. B. 11. Levy has Jus. returned from
Lake George, where hr si nt some time
#ry plvusimtly. A week ago to-day Mr.
Levy was wearing winter clothing and
an overcoat. This is not the normal
weather at Lake George, however, a sud
den summer cold snap having Struck the
lake. Mrs. Levy and children are still
at Lake George.
Mr. J. F. Minis was among the pas
sengers of the Central yjrterday for
Mr. W. P. White will leave for Tallulah
Falls to-night, where he will spend two
or three weeks.
Mrs. Charles Meislefhn and Fred Goebel
of Montrose, 111., expect to make Savannah
their future home.
Dr. W. F. Aiken left last night to join
his family In Massachusetts. He w’ill be
absent about a month.
Mr. Lee Roy Myers left last night on
the Nacoochee for New York, and will
spend several weeks North.
Mrs. Jessie Kearney of Charleston, will
be the guest this week of Mrs. L. A.
Beranc, No. 314 Lincoln street.
Miss Sellie and Willie Sims of Ousley,
are spending a few days with Mrs. L. A.
Beranc, No. 314 Lincoln street.
Mrs. W. T. Daniels and her children
left Friday for Asheville, w’here they will
spend the rest of the heated term.
Mr. P. C. Lee, who sprained his ankle
severely a day or two ago, is confined
lo his home and will probably be laid up
Mr. James McGrath will leave for New
York on the Kansas City to-morrow. Mr.
McGrath will, os usual, spend the month
of September at Saratoga.
Mr. P. H. Hughes, manager of the Pos
tal Telegraph Cable Company, sailed on
the Nacoochee last night for New York,
w’here he will spend his vacation.
Mr. J. Victor, Jr., and daughters, Car
rie and Natalie, sailed on the Augusta for
New York, where they will spend part
of the summer among relatives and
Mr. Arthur Toshach, foreman of Engine
Company No. 3, and of Hook and Lad
der Company No. 1, left yesterday for Wil
mington Island, where he will spend the
next ten days.
Mrs. P. O’Keefe will leave for Asheville
Monday, accompanied by her sister. Miss
Mary Garity. They will return to Sa
vannah about the middle of September.
Mrs. G. B. Whatley returned from New
York yesterday on the Kansas City.
Avery pleasant party, consisting of Miss
Daisy Yokum, Miss Lizzie Byrnes, Miss
Hannah McCarthy, and Messrs. Charles
O’Neill. C. A. McCarthy and J. W. Quinan,
spent Sunday at Charleston and the Isle
of Palms as the guests of Miss Marie
Green of Charleston.
Mr. C. H Hansen entertained the
League of Hearts Social Club Tuesday
evening at hie residence, No. 441 Barnard
street. Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Maguire, Mrs. Cannon. Mrs. Cole
man, Mr. and Mrs. F. Marsh, Mrs. Goslln,
Mieses Mamie Tant, Hattie Sternberg.
Alice Crotty, Hanna Buckwald, Annie
Crotty, Katie Mell,Gertrude Rowland, Ag
nes Rowland, Minnie Monroe and Miss
Annie Hansen. Mr. C. H. Hansen, Thomas
Flood. William Buckwald, John Scholl,
Phillip Coleman, Ruby Monroe and Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Wright entertained
Monday evening at their home on Henry
street, east, in celebration of their elev
enth marriage anniversary. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. J.
K. Frizelle, Mr, and Mrs. C.
D. Thorpe. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hender
son, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Blake, Mrs. Yo
kum, Mrs. Barbour, Mrs. Lenoir, Mrs.
Wilson of Waycross, Mrs. Rebearer of
Florida. Mrs. W. L. Sherwood, Miss Stella
Capo of St. Augustine. Fla., Miss Stella
Miller, Miss Daisy Yokum. Miss Lizzie
Byrne*, Miss Daisy Willett, Miss Harriet
Yokum, Miss Edna Yokum and Messrs.
J. M. Rahn, C. C. Hill, VV. J. Quinan,
Walter Yokum and George Barbour.
QUEEN WILHFIAIINVS HAND.
Candidate* for It Who Have Hitherto
Hail no Success.
The Hague Correspondence of the Lon
Following your instructions, your cor
respondent came up to The Hague to see
what truth there might be in the recent
story which had obtained such wide cre
dence regarding the betrothal of Hol
land’s young sovereign. The result is
that he found the story to be one of at
least twenty that have been published
since the Queen ascended the throne in
1898, with no more foundation than any of
The three candidates accredited by those
“in the know” here, and by public opin
ion generally throughout Holland, as suit
ors for the Queen’s hand are all grand
sons of Dutch Princesses.
A short time ago the supposed favored
candidate was Prince Bernard of Saxe-
Wiimar, whose grandmother was the sis
ter of William 111 and his sole heir. Had
the old King not married again, no doubt
the Prince would have been called ro the
throne of Holland, renouncing his rights
in Saxe-Weimar to his brother.
The second candidate, and for a long
time a very popular one, whose name has
been put forward frequently, is Prince
William of Weid, whose grandmother on
his father's side is a Prince of Nassau-
Orange, and whose mother, a cousin of
William 111, is also a Dutch
William of Weid is said to be the favored
candidate of the Queen-Mother, but is
rather too German for the Dutch people,
who look to the prince consort ‘‘to Hol
Then come, in the third rank, the sons of
Prince Albert of Prussia, the regent of
Brunswick, omong whom Prince Frederic
Henry is mentioned. His grandmother
was Princess Marianne of Holland, the
late King’s aunt, who was divorced from
her royal husband in 1849, married her
valet, and ended by leaving her fortune
of 80,000,000 marks to her son, Prince Al
To all this speculative rumor, however,
Queen Wilheimina merely shrugs her
shoulders. She is a determined young
lady, with a will of her own, and has
long since made up her mind that she ami
she alone is the one to decide upon the
choice of a prince consort for her quaint
little country. In fact, she has been
heard to say that those who think they
may be able to dictate to her in this re
spect never made a greater error.
Whoever may win her hand and heart
for. according to her principles, the heart
must go with the hand—com,ideations
are bound to arise.
The Dutch protocol is already asking
itself, will the husband of the Queen be
authorized to call himself King? Will
he be Invested with the prerogatives of
a prince consort, or will he retain the rank
he Belli bitore his marriage?
If the future husband obtains only the
title of “Queen’s husband,” Dutch law
would not consider him a member of the
royal family, nor would he enjoy either
the rights or privileges of n “royal high
ness.’’ In Fuch a case he would be mere
ly one of the Queen’s subjects, and as
such louid he summoned before the courts
of the kingdom for any crime or misde
meanor. not excepting lese majeite.
In the mean time Wilheimina Is a very
hippy, little woman, quite satisfied with
her present state, and by no means wish
ing to hasten on to further responsibili
ties. A political marriage she hoids in
abhorrence, and It mod not be surprising
If when she finally gives her heart, she
chooses someone as yet un mentioned or
—The Rational—“ Run away and go
swlmnimlng!” whispered the Tempter to
the Modern Boy. “Rationally or unration,
ally?” asked the latter. “Unratlonally. of
course.” said the Tempter. ”1 don’t knox
how,” snlve.led the Modern Boy. and turn
ed again to his books. This gives you
•uns Idea of the great work the Froebel
associations arw doing In the Intere.'tH of
the higher morality.—Detroit Journal
Cut On Shoes.
Beginning to-morrow, 1 will cut the price of
my shoes on the bargain counter still lower to re
duce stock. Shoes which you have been buying
of me at half price will be cut 10 per cent, of this
price. This puts fine shoes for men, women and
children within easy reach of everybody.
Do not fail to be at my store to-morrow and
make a selection. It will be an opportunity which
everybody will take advantage of. .
A. S. NICHOLS,
INo. 8 Broughton St., YA/.
THE NEW POST IN ALASKA.
SIDNEY HERBERT WRITES UPON
MILITARY MEN AND MATTERS.
The Late fapt. Austin Davis* Suc
cess ns n flnby Suggests Other Ra
bies The MnnslVcld Monument.
Sham Rattles Do No Good and Are
Losing Their Hold—A Shy at Gen.
Miles—Florida Olllcer In the Philip
Pine Crest Villa, Maitland, Fla., Aug.
18.—The report that Gen. Randall, U. S.
A. suggests the name of “Davis” for
the new military post In Alaska, has giv
en rise to the statement that It is in hon
or of “Jeff Davis.” This is only true in a
qualified sense. It is for Jefferson. C. Davis,
and not Jefferson Davis. The latter grad
uated from West Point Into the army in
1828, but resigned as first lieutenant of
Dragoons in 1835. As colonel of the Vol
unteer Mississippi Rifle Regiment In the
Me*xican war he won so much distinction
that he was appointed, in May, 1847, a
brigadier general in the regular army, but
declined the honor. Jefferson C. Davis
came into the army from Indiana in 1848,
as second lieutenant of artillery. He died
in 1879, a brevet major general and colo
nel of the Twenty-third Infantry. He
was never a captain in command of
troops first to be stationed in Alaska, but
must have held a lower or higher rank
It seems that Capt. Austin Davis,
United States Marine Corps, who so
bravely fell at the front in the advance
on Tein Tsin, in China, first came into
public notice as a prize-winning baby at
an Atlanta baby show. But it seems be
had a sharp rival in little Beverely W.
Wrenn, Jr., the tine, handsome eon of Col.
B. W. Wrenn of the Plant System, and
now a leading commercial lawyer in At
lanta. The first prize, therefore, was di
vided between the two handsome babies.
And shaking of babies, I am reminded of
a touching incident in President McKin
ley’s reception to the Society of the Army
of the Potomac at Fredericksburg last
May, at the residence of Col. St. George
Fitzhugh. After the rush was over a
plainly-dressed woman with a pretty baby
in her arms came in to pay her respects
to the President. I remarked to him,
“Mr. President, as this Is the first baby to
call on you it should have a kiss from
you,” to which he replied, “I never kiss
babies.” And yet he did a more gracious
thing. Detaining the woman, he turned
to Miss Fitzhugh at my side and selecting
the prettiest rose in a bouquet she was
holding for him. the President placed it
in the baby’s hand.
In June last, in writing of the unveil-
ins of the Mansfield monument on the
Antietam battlefield, in May, I referred
to the nearly twenty years of valuable
service as supervising and constructing
engineer which MnJ. Gen. J. K. T. Mans
field, IT. S. A., gave to Savannah and that
vlclnltv, and suggested that in view of
the grand work he performed In con
structing Fort Pulaski, the city might
very appropriately name one of her new
squares, as she widens her borders every
year, "Mansfield Square." The war is
over, and this grim old soldier sealed his
devotion to the Union cause by heroical
ly leading his men Into the deadly fire
of the Confederate forces at Antietam.
Of him It could truthfully be said:
"No kntghtller soldier ever fell In mall—
Roll all your muffled drums! Let all your
Writing to me from the United States
engineer's office in San Francisco, Cal.,
where he has charge of coast defenses,
etc., Col. Samuel M. Mansfield, U. 8. A.,
thus refers to my article of June 34 In
the Sunday Morning News: "It Is need
less to say to you that your article is
most pleasing and R Is especially grati
fying to have you speak to well of my
father; and the suggestion you make to
name one of the squares In the city af
ter him Is a very happy one, for It would
be an enduring monument In a commun
ity where he spent so many years en
gaged in a work of which the city has
reason to be proud. Not many of his ac
quaintances are living now, and I real
ized this fact during my sojourn there
during the Carter eourtmnrtial, since I
found few persons (here who even knew
who built For! Pulaski."
] notice another mistake In the author
ship of “Lee'e History of the Unlfpd
States.” it being credited to Mrs. Stephen
1> Lee, wife of Lieut. Gen. 8. D. Lee.
C. S A. Not long ago It was eredited j
to Lieut. Gen. Pemberton's daughter. j
These histories (two grades for public :
schools) were written by Mrs. Susan P. j
Lee, widow of Gen. Edwin O. Lei and
daughter of -the late Rev, Dr. W. N. j
Pendleton of Lexington. Va., a West j
Point graduate general In the Confeder
ate service. It seem* strange that the
true ,'iuthorlehtp of thee* histories should
he so little known here in the South, ,
where they are used in many of the pub- i
lie schools. Mrs. Lee was her father's [
assistanit in his once noted “Home
School,” and had unusual facilities for
writing school histories of this character.
Few people realized how* greatly we are
indebted to the railroad companies for
valuable maps, charts, illustrations and
literature descriptive of famous hartie
fields, bloody conflicts and noted military'
commanders. Some of this literature is
largely advertising matter, and is creat
ed by a desire to secure liberal patron
age for the railroads to conventions of
the United Confederate Veterans and the
Grand Army of the Republic encamp
ments. Perhaps the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad is the most liberal and exten
sive publisher of such literature. This
year in G. A. R., illustrated (in colors),
folder for the Chicago encampment “is
simply immense,” and full of valuable
military historical facts. Then it pub
lishes monthly an elegant magazine, the
“Book of the Royal Blue,” and the July
issue is largely devoted to the “Battle
of Antietom.” In Georgia the Western
and Atlantic Railroad, under the able
supervision of Col. B. W. Wrenn and Mr.
Joseph M. Brown, published a great mass
of military matter In regard to the Sher
man-Johnston campaigns. And during
the Cuban war the Central of Georgia
did a good service by its map of “Win
ter Camps” of the volunteers and other
publications. The Plant System alscf
published several military folders, maps,
etc., of a valuable character for refer
ence, present or future.
Sham battles seem to have lost their
bold upon the people, and this is as it
should be. They <lo no good and often
result in great harm, causing the death
or severe wounding of two or three par
ticipants. The issue of Aug. 15 of the
Daily Messenger of Troy, Ala., owned nnd
edited by William J. Blam and his tal
ented young son, Sidney Herbert Blan,
contains a fine picture of the honored
father, a veteran printer and one of the
best men in Alabama, who fifteen years
ago, on that day, had both hands blown
off while discharging a cannon in a sham
battle of the Confederate survivors. His
death was anticipated, hut having lived a
temperate and moral-life the vigor oi hi3
constitution carried him through, and to
day. by the use of artificial hands, he is,
as he has been for the past dozen years,
making an honest living in his chosen and
life-long profession of printer aid pub
lisher. And he has raised a noble son,
his associate editor, and daughters who
rank among the best public school teach
ers in Alabama. And yet, but for his
pure life and vigorous constitution this
veterati soldier would have gone to a
premature grave nnd his little children
been left fatherless through the mishap
of a sham battle.
A special press telegram from Opelika,
Ala., states that Dr. Joseph R. Warmer,
of that place, has been ordered to Wash
ington, and is to be assigned to an im
portant position in China or the Philip
pines. The special further states that
Dr. Harmer “was for twenty years u sur
geon in the army of the West, but re
signed ten years ago.” Now I never
heard of an officer in any department of
the old army, or the new—dating from 1815
—by the name of Harmer, except Lieut.
Col. Isiah Harmer, of the First United
States Infantry, in I7M, and for a time in
command of the entire army. Dr. Harmer
was evidently a "contract surgeon,'' and
as such, he,was not in any sense an offi
cer of the army. His position was sim
ply the same as that of a civil engineer,
under Capt. Gillette In river and harbor
work. Neither is an officer, and yet, un
der contract, or hire, he performed work
done by an army surgeon or engineer.
A recently printed newspaper cut of
Lieut. General Nelson A. Mi es, U. S. A.,
will satisfy anybody in the be lef thnt
this egotistical so dter has at last reached
the point he so long aimed at. tie now
wears a cap and uniform that gives him
the appearance of the Emperor of Ger
many of von Moltke or Prince Bismarck.
The cap is not only "stunning,” but like
the manner In which he attaches his mill,
tary badge to his coat collar, is quite
royal in Us style. But Gen. Miles will
learn that It is not what is on the head
that makes a great military commander.
It is what Is in the head. A preacher once
put on Bishop George F. Pierce's hat ond
said, "Why, Bishop, your head nnd mice
are the same size." To which the good
bishop smilingly replied, "Yes, on the out
side " So Gen. Miles' head, 111 I is t ew a id
gorg ous cap, tnuy resemble von M ltk ’e.
It is onlv on ilie- outside, .is :he former has
tie weakest intellectual and nillitury en
dowments of any man who ever bore the
title of lieutenant general In our army, and
yet he Is the most ccnspit uous In the mat
ter of outward show.
Florida Is Justly proud of the fact that
one of the heroes in the Philippine* is a
grandson of Gov. William P. Duval, one
if the very ■ arlii st chief nmy! t rates of
this sta •. Charles D. It harts graduate)
fr. m West Point Military Academy
I'l time to inter trvlee in Cuba, und is
row firs, lieu i can of the S vt nteentli
United States Infantry,but serving as cap
tain cf voiunteefs Iri the Philip ine*. Hl*
f tiler, Maj On s 8 Ilo'nrt , of the
tame rtginnnt. Is a native o* Conn* tl i t
an I wen his spurs and never.il brevets In
the volunteer service dining the civil
Wi r nnd In irw ism h o the regular
service as a s corn! lDutmant of the H*v
*t> e ntti Infantry, ( apt. Charles D. Ilo'i
ert', who kin captured fu a scouting
Marty in May, lias late y been released by
Uia Filip)no*. His father U now on duty
in the department of Texas, at San An
i might have added Lieut. Gen E.
Kirby Smith. C. S. A., to the list of West
Point graduates, who. like Gen. Howard,
at one time inclined to resign and enter
the ministry. In hih private c'nar ic er,
Gen. Smith, who was ad vou Episcopal
ian, resembled Gen R. E. Lee and Gen.
J. K. T. Mansfield, being above re
proach in all r specis. Although Vo:n
in ot. Augustine, Fla., Gen. Smith wis
of Connecticut parentage, his father. Col.
Joseph S. Smith, U. S. A., was appoin -
ed United States Court judge for Flor
ida, where he died in 1841. His wife was
u daughter of Judge Ephraim Kirhv of
Connecticut, which accounts for so many
Kirby Smiths. Her son, Ephraim Kir'ny
Smith, U. S. A., a graduate of West
Point, was killed in the Mexican war, but
Edmund Kirby Smith, also a grnduare of
West Point, lived to a ripe old age. Her
nephew, Col. J. L. Kirby Smith, U. S. A .
was killed at Corinth. There wats al?o
a Capt. Thos. M. Kirby Smith in the reg
ular army. It is no doubt true that
MaJ. Smith’s service with Col. Robert E.
Lee in the cavalry, had something to do
with his fine character as a soldier, and
his decision to enter the Confederate
army, although his Northern relatives
protected. Having been educated for ,t
soldier Gen. Smith felt that in war time
he could hardly exchange the sword oi
the soldier for the gown of the preacher,
and only this consideration, it is said, kept
him from the active ministry of the
Church. But his last years were given to
her university at Sewanee, Tenn., wncra
he is buried. Sidney Herbert.
HAS A FORTUNE IN II\TS.
A New Mexico Mini Find* Wealth In
From the Washington Times.
“Bats are the source of my revenue*,”
said John R. de Mier of Las Cruces. N.
M., at the National Hotel, this morning.
“Millions of them are laying up annual
ly a store of wealth for me and my de
scendants, and for centuries back have
been accumulating a fortune for me, the
lucky discoverer. lam an extensive slave
owner in bats. No labor troubles disturb
my business. No discussions about work
ing overtime. No care, no worry, no ex
pense. It is better than a gold mine, for
mines become exhausted eventually. And
I see no possibility that my bats will ever
desert their post or cease to produce. II
is an eternal supply which my children's
children may enjoy after me. I am the
owner of extensive caves in New Mexico,
which are, and have been for centuries
the habitat of bats. These caves are of
lava formation, and are sometimes six
miles in length. The excreta of these
bats is the richest guano that has ever
been analyzed a.t the Agricultural Depart*
inent. Beneath the guano are deposits
of phosphate, and since September, I*9B,
3,392,210 pounds of phosphate and guano,
valued at an average of S4B a ton, have
been removed. In one cave which was
cleaned out, seventeen tons of guano was
collected five months subsequently, all r> -
which was deposited by the bats In that
time. It has been estimated that 1,881
tons of guano will be the annual deposit
"The habits of the bats are vastly In
teresting. By day they are all to he seen
in the caves hanging from the roof one de
pendent from the other, sometimes in a
string of ten or fifteen deep. Sometimes
the uppermost tired from the weight of
those depending front him, the whole
string will drop several feet, but will nev
er fall to the floor of the caves. They
hitch on to another string and remain
there. When night falls they all issue out
into the open. From one cave they debouch
In a stream, which Is three feet by eight
feet at the least, and an hour is con >. ned
before the cave Is emptied, There are mil
lions of the little creatures. One of out
favorite amusements is to drop a stone
through tltls moving mass. Not one i • v,t
struck. Kvery tiny eye seems to see the
“A circular hole is made through ths
eight feet of bats and not one but evade*
contact with it. The young are carried on
the breasts of the mother until they be
come too heavy to hang on. The sky h
black with them at limes and the air is
filled with the sounds of their soft, plain
tive calling to each oilier. They seem tt
be organized in squads and captained bf
some older bat.
"it is interesting to watch their re-entry
Into the caves at the first sign of dawn.
Each squad watches its opi>ortunity *■ get
in line. When opiiortunlty offers ttic W 1
squad. In one single dash, drops down 19
near the mouth of the cave as pos.-i *1
It balked by another and more su-e* - ! 11
squad, it does not retire but waits wd.-i*
It Is for another favorable chance, w■' n
it makes another essay to enter the < uv*.
Each squad has Its place In the oav* iml
finds II daily with unerring certainty.
"I originally pre-empted these cav* - In
Hie satin manner In which a mining cl.*lf®
—Partly Qualified.— I "What Is his o< u
pa lien ?" ask and the warden of tin- pent * n "
tiary, referring to the latest arrival 'II*
hasn't any regular occupation." sill 'h*
eitboidirtaie. ' lie is nothing Inti •* wuf*
heeler.” "Ab light," rejoined the w-tf
den, "put him In the thueniakJrig depart
ment. '--ChEngo Tribune.