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THOUGHT HE FELT A QIAKE.
Two ShockH Dioturhfd Workman nl
Two distinct earthquake ehorics were
at Greenwich Park yesterday morn
ing about 9 o’clock, says Mr. A. J. '' h*
son, who is engaged in bui.ding Mr S. P.
Shot ter s new house.
The first shock Mr. Wilson said, was
about ft o’clock and lasted for about a
minute With some forty-five workmen.
Mr. Wilson was on the building, about
twenty feet from the ground,
and says he distinctly felt the
Fhock. He at first attributed
it to the possible ’shaking of the structure
by the handling of the building material,
but about ten minutes later while in the
office whL*h is a wooden building and in
no way connected with the house, another
and similar shock was felt, though it last
ed for only a few seconds.
workmen at the Park bear out Mr
Wilson’s statement. No report of
the shock being felt in the city or any
other port of the surrounding country has
BOM) MADE LIEI TENANT.
First Sergeant of Company C of the
Guard* Goe* t p a Grade.
F:rtt Sergeant J. Sullivan Bond was
regularly and unanimously elected last
night to fill the vacant commission in
Company C of the Sovrfr.nah Volunteer
Guards, caused by the resignation of Sec
ond Lieutenant Walter P. Ott.
The election was held in the company
room of the Guards’ Armory, and was
presided over by Lieut. R. G. Tunno. ot
Company B. and Lieut. VV. L. Pritchard
of Company D. The polls, under the reg
ulations of the state service, were kept
open from 8 until 10:30 o’clock.
The newly chosen officer of Company C
served with it during the Spanish-Ameri
can War, entering th< service os first
sergeant and being mustered out as sec
ond lieutenant. In fcoth capacities he was
one of the most efficient as well as one
of the most popular officers of the regi
mem. doing his full duty and maintaining
at all limes good discipline, while at the
same time retaining the esteem, admira
tion and liking of the men.
DARIEN MAN A BANKRUPT.
Meyer IHnenfein Filed nn Applica
tion for ft Discharge.
Meyer Blue&tein* of Darien filed his
application for discharge in bankruptcy
In the United States District Court here
on yesterday. Bluestein failed in Thom
asville in 1894. and it is of the obligations
of the-=e debts that he wishes to relieve
His liabilities amount to some $3,000,
while his assets are nothing at all. The
petition for a discharge was filed by Mr
W. M. Heyward. There are no Savannah
creditors of the bankrupt estate.
DILL AT THE BARRACKS.
Very Few Arrests Made Yesterday by
An unusually small number of arrests
were made by the police yesterday, up
to midnight only three prisoners having
been brought in.
Of these the only one of any importance
was that of Watson Cohn, colored, charg
ed with the theft of $34. He was arrested
by Detective Murphy.
Mrs. B. Dunham and family have gone
to New York.
Mr. John C. Ruse of Atlanta is a guest
of the Pulaki.
Mr J. H. Spencer of Lakeland is a guest
of the Screven.
Mr. C. R. Davis of Albany is a guest
of the De Soto.
Miss May Mathews of Newnan is a
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. D. S. Ferguson of Dawson is regis
tered at the Pulaski.
Mr. W D. Bryant of Fernandina is a
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. William M. Wilder of Albany is a
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. W. T. Sadler of Albany is regies
tered at the De Soto.
Miss E A. Mills of Atlanta is regis
tered at the De Soto.
Mr. George W. Macon of Macon is reg
istered at the Pulaski.
Mr. John H. Stephens of Jacksonville Is
a guest of the Screven.
M.r. W. A. Walker of Quitman is reg
istered ai the D eSoto.
Miss Howell left via the Central yes
terday for Birmingham.
Mr. R. M Hull left for the North yes
terday on the Kansas City.
Mr. G. Hoffman left over the Plant Sys
tem yesterday for Norfolk
Mr. Albert Smith will leave via the
Southern to-day for Asheville.
Mrs W. F. Cummings of Manassae ie in
the city a guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. George Dole Wadley was in the city
yesterday, a gueet of the De Soto.
Mr. Thomas Halligan left on the Kan
sas City yemerday for New York.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Clarke left for the
North yesterday on the Kansas City.
Mr. P. W. Williams of Hagan was in the
city yesterday a guest of the Screven.
Mia# Am* Black of Pacolet wras among
the arrivals at the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clancy will sail for
New York to-day on the Birmingham.
Mr. W. L. Clay and family will leave
to-morrow via the Southern for Saluda.
Mr. H. C Btringfiel<J left via the Plant
System yesterday for Wrightsville, N. C.
Mr. J. H. Johnson of Postal was in the
city yesterday and stayed at the Pulaski.
Mr. Hewett Hill left via the Seaboard
Air Line yesterday for Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. Sidney H. Weis left via the Sea
board Air Line yesterday for New York.
Mr. W. F. Noble of liushnell was In the
city yesterday and stayed ot the Pulaski.
Mr. H. M. Comer. Jr., is h passenger on
the Tallahassee due from New York to
Mr. Julian Schley was a on
the Kansas City for New York yester
Mr. A. R. Sullivan of Rome was 1n
the city yesterday and stayed at the De
Mr. G. Noble Jones ie a passenger on
the Tallahassee to arrive from New York
Mr. A. L. Laird was among the Kan
sas City’s passengers for New York yes
Mt. Frank T. Schnell of Columbus was
among the arrivals of the Pulaski yes
Mr. W. B. McPhaib of Moultrie was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yes
Miss Ida Montgomery of Moultrie was
In the city yesterday and stayed at the
Mr. Fred Wessels, Jr., will be among
the pawsengera of the Southern to-day for
Mr Isaiah Solomons wl.ll be among the
passengers of the Southern to-day for
Mr. W. Klexner was among the passen
gers of th* Plant System yesterday lor
IXsilUiV 111* .
Ml L* R Conunt mim] child ui4 Mho
Luun* will Ifettve for Saluda to-day vU
the Bout hern.
Mr. ii. U. Sghaui it a pamngtr on the
Tallahassee which sailed from New York
for Savannah Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Coney and family
will be imotig the passengers of the
Southern to-morrow for Saluda.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lippman and
the Misses Eunice, Gladys and Doris
Lippman will sail for New York to-day on
IN THE RAILROAD WORLD.
'latter* of Interest in Hnvnnnah and
I Use where.
It Is expected that the Second Avenue*
Elevated Railway, in New York, wi.i te
ready for operation by electricity on Oct.
1. Power will be supplied by the Metro
politan Street Railway Company until the
completion of the new power house. The
third ruii is being la 1.1 in 60-foot lengths,
welded together in 300-foot lengths. Six
< ar train.- will be run. with mo.or cars at
both ends of the train. Each motor car
will have four 100-horse power mot ora, a
total of So(* horsepower on each train.
E.ectricity will he used to opeia'.e biakes.
lighting, signal and headlights.
The New York Railroad Commßsion has
just published its report on tests of street
car brakes, made during list year. The
report states that whi.e nothing has b<e.i
brought forth that will revolutionize 'he
manner ot stopping a car, the opportunity
Is afforded to show what the best appli
ances known to-day can do in the matter
of stopping a car quickly. While the re
sults are very satisfactory, there Is still 1
room for much improvement.and the board
feels that its action in holding a public
• est will result In still further improve- j
men is in brakes or in new inventions, i
which will reduce the distance within
which the car can now be stopped; and it
has the satisfaction of knowing that it
has done all in its power to bring about
the adoption of better brakes than ’those j
now used by the majority of roads in the j
state, and thus reduce the number of I
Nebraska state officials have renewed
their attempt to collect an immense sum
as penalties—footing up Sl.4Ro.ooo—from the
railways for alleged violations of the max
imum rate law of 1803.
The steamship Tallahassee, Capf. As
kins, arrived from New York this morn
A Savannah letter in the New York
Commercial says that a movement is on
foot to re-establish the Savannah Bureau
of Freight and Transportation.
The regular dance and guessing contests
will be given at the pavilion of Messrs.
Barbee and Bandy to-night at Isle of
Hope. It is expected that an unusually
large crowd will be in attendance on ac
count of the hot weather.
AT READYILLE TRACK.
Every Incentive Offered at the
Grand Circuit Meeting;.
Boston, Aug. 20.—There was every in
centive for good racing at the opening of
the Grand Circuit meeting at Reedville
track this afternoon, for the weather was
superb, the going very fast and a big
field in each event made the heats inter
esting. Although two favorites lost, the
winning of the big stake, the Blue Hill,
by Annie Burns and the fact pace by
Gyp Walnut evened up matters to every
body’s satisfaction. Summary:
2:30 class trotting. Bine Hill, puree
$5,0(0. Annie Burns won first, second and
fifth heats and race; Dillonite, second;
Oracle On# ward, third. Dillonite won
third and fourth heats. Time, 2:l4Vfe;
2.12 clasa, pacing, purse $!,000. Gyp Wal
nut won first, third and fourth heats and
rare. Lift e Frank, second; Early Bird,
third. Little Frank won e ond heat.
Time. 2:10%; 2:13%; 2:102:14^
2:17 class, paring, purse SI,OOO. Gentry’s
Treasure won three straight heats and
rice; Fred £. Wedge wood, second; Ituna
third. Time 2:11; 2:10; 2:11.
Foals df 1697. purs* $2,000. Major Delmar
won second and third heats and the race;
Emma Winter, second; Iva £>ee, third.
Emma Winter won first heat. Time 2;15;
PHILOSOPHY OF THIRST.
Thin Sound* Dry, But a Dinquinition
on Dog Day Drink* I* Seasonable
From the London Globe.
Popular notions about the dog days are
a 11 tl tague—like the drinks. Probably
Byron had them in his mn 1 when 1#
“The English winter ending in July,
To begin again in August.’’
At all events, they fall within the pe
riod thus indicated, in spite of which foi o
knowlfdge most of us make but scant pro
v.s on against their inconveniences. We
muddle through th*m n the proper Brit
ish fashion, growling and going on. and
going on growling without abating a Jot
the temperature. That alusion seems nat
urally to suggest the dog. Now the Ro
mans used to sacrifice a propitary dog to
Canicula, the dog star, (which we call
Sirius,’’) lest he should make the weath
er too hot to ho and them in M di erranean
latitudes. Perhaps, also, to avert the per
nicious influence# which this ominous
star was suppos and to shed. For the rising
ond setting of the dog star with th*
sun was regarded, not only as the cause
The Oldest and Best
S. S. S. is a combination of roots
and herbs of great curative powers,
and when taken into the circulation
searches out and removes all manner
of poisons from the blood, without
the least shock or harm to the system.
On the contrary, the general health
begins to improve from the first dose,
for S. S. S. is not only a blood purifier,
but an excellent tonic, and strength
ens and builds up the constitution
while purging the blood of impuri
ties. S. S. S. cures all diseases of a
blood poison origin, Cancer, Scrofula,
Rheumatism, Chronic Sores and
Ulcers, Eczema, Psoriasis, Salt
Rheum, Herpes and similar troubles,
and is an infallible cure and the only
antidote for that most horrible disease,
Contagious Blood Poison.
A record of nearly fifty years of
successful cures is a record to be proud
of. S. S. S. is more popular today
than ever. It numbers its friends by
the thousands. Our medical corres
pondence is larger than ever in the
history of the medicine. Many write
to thank us for the great good S. S. S.
has done them, while others are seek
ing advice about their cases. All
letters receive prompt and careful
attention. Our physicians have made
a life-long study of Blood and Skin Dis
eases, and better understand such cases
than the ordinary practitioner who
makes a specialty of no one disease.
We are doing great
good to su flaring
oil r consulting de
partment, and invite
you to write us if you have any blood
or skin trouble. We make no charge
whatever for this service.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, A.
THE MORNING NEWS. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21. 1900.
If you will buy three
Old V lrginia Cheroots!
and smoke them to-day you will get
the greatest amount of comfort and :
satisfaction that 5 cents will buy m I
a smoke, and get it three times over! (
You haven’t any idea how good they '
are and cannot have until you try them.
Try three to-day instead of a sc. cigar, j
Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked this
year. Ask your own dealer. Price, 3 for 5 cents. „
of excessive heat, but of many calamities.
With the advent of our d> g days we al o
revert to some superstitious usages,
among which is the suing up of the “cool
tankard’ as an appropriate svmhol It :
th* office of the devout professors of
thirst to keep tnis vessel c:n*tan*ly re
plenished. And with such cheerful alac
rity is the duty fuelled that not a few
brothers of toe order appear to drink,
not because they are thirsty, but “lest
they should be by and by.”
The philosophy of thirst is a dry sub
ject It may, however, be treated with
humidity and an open mind—say in the
calm and shaded library', an iced hock and
seltzer being within easy reach. Other
kinds of philosophy may be discussed on
similar terms, which have the advantage
of constituting each moralist his own “ar
biter bibendi.’’ But the really thirsty
man recognizes that he is an animal. A
deep, deep draught of something cool,
homely, mildly fragrant, and almost neu
tral in point of flavor best fits him. This
is no time for finicking drinks. Water,
how r ever pure, is not universally whole
some or aceptable. It needs a something
—a medlator--to turn Its crude and assert
ive edge. Now, for bare thirst-quenching
qualities fow beverages Cnn equal
draught of oatmeal water, with a squeeze
of lemon. It is not a full-dress drink; it
has no pretensions to elegance; and it is
so dreadfully cheap that no modern res
taurateur could dream of taking it up. It
is only wholesome, refreshing, and suffic
ing; that is for mun, the animal. In which
chai*icter some people have even called
this drink sublime. Of course, It all de
pends upon circumstances. A man in a
frock coat and a top hat must not go
about seeking for unsophisticated drinks.
His character is at stake. What should
be do with a pitcher? He might as well
go in for a brown “toby'.” Nor can he
carry his own oatmeal and enjoy himself
at a drinking fountain. Eccentricity is
perhaps a worse social malady than down
right lunacy. So he samples the bowls of
vapid claret cup; wearies himself with
lemon squashes—“cigaretto obligato” ac
companiment—toys with various special
“mixtures,” including probably one of his
own, and finds that is more uncom
fortable than ever. He has only estab
lished the truth of the proposition that
“there may be intemperance with diluents
as well as with sttmulants, bringing on
dropsy instead of delirium tremens.”
Water Is a good servant, but a bad mas
ter; nor is the case altered when it Is fro
zen. Iced “quenchers” are a contradic
tion in terms; while oobblers. Juleps and
all such plausible impostors are nothing
le#s than incendiaries. They are violent
delights which have mostly violent end*.
Many of them are “heady,” while yet
more of the so-called summer drinks are
too syrupy and luscious to be really re
freshing. But led astray by their allure
ments we crunch their icty particles, and
allow’ them to scald our throats. In more
point of temperature—“the” point in hot
weather—the ideal of an bev
erage h> that it should suggest the cellar,
and not the refrigerator. One of the most
romantic of poets has set up the true sci
entific standard when he thirsts for a
“Cooled a long ape in the deep-delved
That -is easily’ realized at the foot of
Mount Parnassus, as In the most limited
and prosaic of city gardens. But there Is
no earth to delve in Flatland. And its
only cellars are coal cellars, so there must
be refrigerators. Still, a little understand
ing of their purpose and discretion in
their use will work wonders. Our bever
ages, then, should be cool; not lcte cold.
A wonderful little feat of parlor magic
may be performed by simply wrapping a
wet cloth round bottle or vessel of
earthenware, and standing it where you
can establish n thorough draught. A leafy
tree makes a splendid natural refrigerator,
which will never go beyond the Judicious
mark. And even sunshine will not hinder
the process provided that the wrappings
of the vessels are kept constantly w’et.
Thus treated, such home-made refreshers
as natural lemonade, apple drink, and a
score of others, are perennially welcome.
It need scarcely be said that afternoon tea
is now properly Included in the list of
Though by no means perfect, our sys
tem of summer drinks is certainly a great
improvement on that which contented our
ancestors. Their Jolly good ales and heady
ciders were quite as unreasonable, and
pro'ably nor dangerous, than our ove--
do: e “cup” drinks. At all events, we have
a number of light and tonic bpv rag s
which they would have scorned. We im
bibe more wisely, If not quite so well.
And we have discovered that one of the
best means of irrigating the human sys
tem in hot weather is by Judicious “top
dressings” of fruit and salads. No less
than 96 per cent of the constituents of
the lettuce are water, and when it is crisp
cool succulence r ot grateful to the paiate?
The cucumber holds Just the same pro
portion of water, while the tomato yields
about 90 per cent. Most of our fresh fruit
and vegetables con an something like 80
per cent, of wat*r. This suggests nat
ural form of vegetarianism, which hap
pily reels i.o proselytism. And we have
n* t a lew popular and delightful summer
and i* ks, which a teetotaler may trace to
their source without so much as blinking.
Rut after nil the only true temp* ranee
consists in “n >t too much of anything”—
even of unfermented beverages. Nor is It
wise to set up the ice idol as the great
object of worship in the dog days.
LAND-Lt HIIEKS AT SEA.
Nnvnl Olllcer Tell* of III* Experience
With tlie Militia.
From the New York Times.
“Speaking of naval militiamen,” remark*
ed a well-known naval officer the other
day, “reminds me of the fun the officers
and men of the regular service had only
a few years ago with the members of this
now trained and useful branch of the na
tional defense The seasoned auxiliary
sailors of to-day were then taking their
very first lemons in the business of the
sea, and the Incidents accruing during a
practice cruise of a naval Initiation on a
regular man-of-war furnished material
to make a 'regular* smile even to this
• i suppost* (he miJUmllUii tht*mel V***, in
the light of present experience. must re
member, with u greal deal of mirth tit
4hUr own *ihhuhj, soma ol their doing*
when they were rank landsmen.l was at
tached to the Sen Francisco when she
took the Boston Naval Militia on i
week’s cruise in 1893—the first they ever
made. We transferred the greater part
of our regular crew to the receiving ship
in order to make room for the new
comers, leaving only the petty officers
and a small company of able seamen
besides the engineer’s force on board.
‘AA ell, it was a Noah’s ark of a
we had, although the ameteur? did their
very best. Many of the members were
wealthy young men of leisure and there
were many professional men of high
standing. They came on hoard, however,
prepared to 'rough it’ with a vengeanbe
and to live exactly the life of u sailor.
Now. r sailor in the navy lives pretty
much as n man on shore in the same
walk of life. He eats from clean table
ware. sleep? under a plentiful supply of
bedding, end even has little luxuries as
other men. But these tars remembered
the sailors of fifty years ago and each tar
came aboard with but one small tin dish,
° tin cup. and a formidable clasp knife.
All their food was dumped into the tin
plate and the ameteur salt helped himself
with his fingers, while the regular men-o
wars- men at near-by tables dined in state,
with knives, forks, cups, saucers, and,
in fact, all the comforts of home
The newcomers hn<i the regulation can
vas hammocks, but. thinking that the
regulation sailor man scorned the use of
mattress or covering, brought none, and
almost froze during the cool, gusty nights
“They stood watches manfully, as near
ly like seamen ae possible, but some of
the ’breaks’ made in miscalling names,
etc., almost doubled us up, but we did
not dare smile openly. For instance, a
lookout at the masthead in there for spy
ing out lights, passing craft, and reporting
his observations by singing out to the of
ficer of the deck on the bridge below. The
usual cry is “ight ho;“ or “Sail ho!’
a the case may he. The reply is a query
from the officers: ‘Where away?’ To this
the lookout replies 'Three points off the
starboard bow.’ ‘A point for’ard of th
port beam,* ‘Dead ahead,’ etc.
How They Stood Watch.
“My first watch on the bridge was from
8 p. m, to midnight, and the lookout sent
aloft to the masthead was a well-known
Boston dentist. As soon as he got aloft
he startled me by singing out lustily, ‘Two
ships ho, and three light hoe. sir!’
‘Where away?’ I shouted back as soon as
I could master myself.
‘One light Is nearly behind us, sir.* he
yelled. ‘The other two are in close proxi
mity over toward what I should think was
in the direction of Boston. One, I suspect,
is the rising moon. Will tell you about
the ship ho later.
“But the funniest incident occurred at
the very outset of the cruise. Among the
old salts left on board was a grizzled old
sailmaker’s mate Aleck Foley, who
had an inherent detestation of anything
amateurish. When the student tars tum
bled aboard, looking mighty clean and
slick and innocent in their new uniforms,
and eager for their first cruise on a real
man-o’-war. ‘Old AJeck’ was disgusted on
general principles and crawled, goferlike,
down into his little sailroom below on
i the berth deck.
I “When the forward berth deck had be
came Jammed with strrgg ing, shou ing
law r ye s, dentists, physicians and profes
sors ‘ringed’ out in sailor men’s clo hes,
Mika O'Toole, the bo’sun’s mate, after
taking good cere that no officers were
about, blew his whistle and roared out:
‘A-a-a-11 h-a-e-ande lay f-o-r-r-a-rd and
pass yer whisky bottles into the sail-mak
er’s mate for safe keepln’. Men, step lively
“In obedience to this authoritative sum
mons, there was Immediate and exc ted in
quiry set on foot by scores of ilie new
arrivals as to where the sailmaker’s mate#
room was, and a rush was made for i r .
••Old Aleck” Liked It.
" ‘Old Aleck,’ being busy at the time
whirling a set of hammock e’ews down
in his little cubbyhole, had not beard the
summons, and when a man appeared at
t*e little hatch above his head and hand
ed down leather-covered Task to him,
j le wa6 surprised but gra ified. He accep-
I ted it with awkward thank.-. He was
! more surprise! when another hand was
extended down to him bearing a flask la
bled ‘Old Bourbon. ’B2.’ This was quickly
! followed by pints, half-pints quarts,
silver-topped flasks, leather-cove red
flasks and tin flasks of rum,
gin, brandy, bourbon, rye and
cordial? of various brands and
aces, all of which were accepted in the
spirit in which they w’tre terd red and n
- asked. The deluge of intox can s
swept down through that hatch for an
hour, and before it ended ‘O’d Aleck’ was
caught in the tide and overwhelmed and
carried off his feet by It.
“The mistake was not di ; over and by th®
Innocent cm s until the next day and was
not discovered by ‘Old Aleck’ for fortv
o'ght hours, for when he was found by
the master at arms h** was peacefully
sleeping n a pile of old hammock bags,
literally covere 1 with liquor .He was sim
ply lectured, as the fault was not alto
gether his own, but for several years he
maintained thit the members of the Bos
ton Naval R?serves were ‘a fairly decent
I lot of fellows,’ which was as near as he
ever came (o a compliment."
LIGHTNING’S LO*G LEAP.
Two and One-half MlD** Aero** a
From the Lewiston Evening Journal.
A singular phenomenon was witnessed
by a party of W’aterville people yesterday
forenoon while on the way to East Pond
Over the north of Rome and across Smith
field a thundeistorm was in progress, in
that section where tbe party was at the
time the phenomenon cc ur ed the >un
was- shining brightiy and the southern
. dge cf the rain belt was afterward deter
min’d us three and a half miles away.
The party was Just driving down a hill
and tbe country for s veral mile# was
stretching before the party and !n plain
view. The rain fell in torrents along the
ridge three inlbs away and fh. I gh’ning
flashed every few seernds. To the u-t
--ward are th * farm bul •lings of Howard
Sin th. on the rlflge aero a ih* valley and
in the aunshin ar the t tne The budd
ings are one mile nor h of where th** par
ty wa** riding. A holt of lightning wan
suen to i#v the heavy hank of clouds
at the top of the hftl or zi lge which was
being deluged by the s4orm, and. zig
zagging its course across the clear space
for a prance of at lease two and half
miles, strike t-.e tarn of th a Smith place.
A cloud of what was supposed at the time
to be smoke but what afterward proved
to have been nothing hut dust aro-e and
th® ladies ond gentl-rmn in the arriage
supposed that the great barn woVi’d be
destroyed by fire.
Tin party at once changed its course
for the purpo-e of going to <he assistance
of the farmer. When the Smith home was
reached it was seen the holt had torn an
irregular course from one end of the ridge
pole diagonal y down the rocf to t 1 e low
er corner ai the farther end of the bam,
th to a fence, splitting rails and lost*,
bouncing over to the well curb and up
setting that, finally spending itself along
the ground In the direction of the high
way. Mr. Smith’s damage will amount
to not mere than s>. and that will be tak
en up entirely in replacing shingles.
A visit was paid to the barn, in which
there were two horses, the rest of the
stock being in th? pasture. The horses
were trembling with fear and wh n s.ok
en to bv th# owner uid not appear to
noti e h m. T*ets were made and it was
detormir.el that the horses w’ere sti 1
sturned from the shock, and that their
hearing had b on affected. Mr. Smith un
hitched both hors sand by speaking to
them tri-xl to drive them from their stall;*
hi t i was in vein, the horses paying no
attention to him. The horses were at last
hd cut of the born and walked <b ut for
. in e Then Mr. . m h .* t p>ed le ini
!h m ro nv* i-t&nce and spoke to them.
Tie antm.il> at once turned around and
v m to him. Chickens that were about
the yard at the time the bolt fell were
rend red unconscious, and for more than
an hour, although alone and wande*ing
about, were still sc* dazed that th y woulJ
run agairsi obstacles In the yaid. The
of th • bole in the earth was not
w der than two inches and did r.ot pene
trate the ground at a greater depth. When
the bolt arrived at the highway it must
have, taken a flight into space, as the
T rail stops suddenly with no indications
f the bolt having gone into the ground.
Mr. Smiih said that at the time th
bolt struck his barn he was observ
ing the progress of the storm west and
north, and that the eastern edge of the
cloud, near the northern extremity,
seemed to be afire with lightning, and
that the thin streaks of fire darted out
of the edge of the cloud far in o tbe cle.r
section every few seconds.
A MAN-EATING SHARK.
A Story Told by n Pilot on the Mis-
Will a shark bite a living human being?
The question has been debated hundreds
of times, and came up for discussion the
other night among a little party a< a sub
urban resort, says the New Orleans
Times-Democrat. “In spite of the current
legend," said one of the group, “I don’t
believe sharks will attack a living per
son. T have spent my life near the sea,
and have heard a hundred stories of
swimmers being killed or bitten by the
monsters, but all the tales were either at
second band or were so vogue that would
never have passed for evidence in court."
“Well, sir,” said another of the party, “I
believe sharks do kill men. and I have
the best of reasons for my belief. I wit
nessed such a tragedy with my own
eyes.” The speakers was Cap 4. McLaugh
lin, one of the oldes-t and best known bar
pilots in the Mississippi river service.
“It happened twenty-one years ago last
April," said the Captain, when pressed
for the details, “but the circumstances
are as distinct in my mind as if it had
occurred only yesterday. I was out look
ing for ships wbh my partner, Capt. Tom
Watson, and the usual crew, and about
twelve miles off South Pass we sighted
a large sailing vessel, which proved to
be the Zephyr, from Bath, in charge of
Capt. Switzer. There was a rival pilot
boat near by .and we both made a rush
for the ship to get the job of taking
“Our parry was nearest, and Capt. Wil
son and two sailors put off in a small
boat near by, and we both made a rush
they made a miscalculation and were
struck by the bow and capsized. It all
happened in a flash, but Wilson and one
of the sailors were lucky enough to get
hold of the overturned boat and hang on.
The other sailor was thrown some dis
tance away into the water.
“He was a big. brawny six-foot Swede,
named Gus Ericsson, and when we saw
him come up one of the crew tossed him
a circular life buoy, which he seized al
most immediately. The buoy was amply
sufficient to sustain him.and he put his
arms noros* it and held himself out of
the water fully breast high. We had
another small boat, and started at once
ro pick up the three men, making for
"When we were less than a hundred
feet ntVay I saw a gigantic tiger shark
rise and start toward him. and at the
next instant the poor fellow shot down
out of sight, life buoy and all. like a
man going through a trap. We were so
horrified that we simply sat still and star
ed. and what seemed to be two or three
minutes elapsed. Then the life buoy sud
denly appeared. It must have risen from
a great depth, because it bounded at least
four feet into the air and fell back with
a splash. Of Ericsson we never saw a
trace. He went into that shark’s law
as sure as two and two make four.”
“We rescued the orher men all right,”
said Capt. McLaughlin, in conclusion,
“and Capt. Wilson is still alive to bear
out what I say. That, gentlemen, is my
reason for believing that sharks will at
tack human beings. However, if any one
can tell me what became of Ericsson, I
am open to conviction.”
-There instill living In the town of San
Saba. Tex., an old man. unhonored and
unsung, who at the age of 16, captured,
with the assistance of two comrades the
Mexican General. Santa Anna. and so
largely assisted in gaining the independ
ence of Texas. In 1819, Sion R. Bost
wick was born in Alabama. A few years
later his parents moved to Texas, taking
their family with them. Young Sion grew
up on the Texas frontier and became an
expert horseman and rifle shot. When,
in 183i, the Texans revolted against the
tyranny of the Mexican dictator, Santa
Anna, young Bostwlck became a member
of one of the companies of Texan Rang
ers and saw hard fighting. The next year
after the fall of the Alamo, he took th*
field again, and it was on this expedition,
while serving as a mounted scout, that
he, with two other soldiers, had the good
fortune to capture the Mexican General,
who was dressed at the time in the uni
form of a private soldier. Their pris
oner was taken before Gen. Sam Hous
ton. who spared his life and persuaded
him a few weeks later to sign a treaty of
peace, in which the independence of Texas
Wits conceded. At the age of 81 Mr. Bost
wlck is still strong and In robust health,
although the first fifty years of his life
were largely spent in fighting either Mex
icans or Indians.
DR. STEDMAN S
The Z-'amous Aid to Safe and
rvrf by mothert the u'orld Over for nearly M year.
PH. HTKDMAN having opened u brunch office in
America, considerably reduce* the coat of tbe*e Justly
celebrated powder*. Tb*y are* put up in yellow wrap
per*. Tin* trade mark, a gum lancet,
TRAD E M AR K
Ir on every packet and on every powder, without
which none I* genuine. A packet containing nine
powders. 'ift cent*. At your drugglNt •. or mailed
postpaid on receipt of price. Send for booklet
Stetlnuin t Xutaery Duetur. ' AudiHM
J. Id. Mm Vi % I.TIIt,
ft'eat JoUasaa It., lierssaalawa, Hhlia, I’t.
SolU by UITUA.N BROS., Ssvanuab, Oa.
Used Internally and Externally
M CACTIOS! Refuse tbe weak, watery Witch Hazel flf-feji
H preparations represented to he “tbe.tameas” IK).VD’S fqwr'c '
■ EintiCr, which easily- soar nail generally contain
B “woorl alcohol,” a deadly poison. POSD’S EXTRACT y— Sj -- S
E is sold O.VZ.V in SEALED bottles, enclosed iu buff -2 -
I FOND'S EXTRACT CO, ~r J
The People Appreciate Merit
, , t
We judge so Irorn the way they snap up our Bargains,
and still “great crowds” show ut> every day. There is no
fiction about tbe Bargain! offered at Eckstein’s. The Goods sold here are al
ways “The Best," and we sell as we promise and allow no misrepresentatioa.
A RUN ON SHIRT WAISTS.
The 50c and 75c Shirt Waists marked this week at 25c
The 75c and Si Shirt Waists marked this week at 39c
The S2 and $2.25 Shirt Waists marked this week at 75c
The very best and very nicest White Waists ih tOWil $2.50
A DROP irl WASH SKIRTS.
The 59c and 75c White Duck Skirts selling now ac 25c
The SI and $1.25 Linen Crash Skirts selling now at 50c
The $1.50 and S2 Linen Crash Skirts selling now ac 75c
The Best Plain and Fancy Skirts selling now at Si. oo
Tiress Items lean Bargains
1 Tnrv -if £2 r% 50c Ohildreen’s Parasols down to 260
Jd P* 1 atlS at 75c Children’s Parasols down to S&c
•1 r t> O -f *7 $1.50 Children’s Parasols down to 85c
TOC Dcluj v>2.pS at •••••• / C $1.50 Men's Gloria Umbrellas down t • ‘jSc
-j - -r-j $3.00 Ladies’ Fancy Parasols down to $1 50
oDC DOX X a per at IVC $5.00 Ladies’ Fancy Parasols down n> j 2.56
T3 I o . - s7.o*' Ladles’ Fancy Parasols down to $3.50
X aCK ooap at ...... 1-iC The very best Fan'y Parasols down to $. r '
$7 Taffeta Silk Waist $3,98
J 12.00 Ladies' Tailor-made Suits at....*3.44 R n l| pr Tnwptincrs nt 1 r
$20.00 Ladies’ Tailor-made Suits at $7.88 AVOII6T at *tC
$7.50 Ladies’ Taffeta Petticoats at.... 53.88 qi • • t-> • a - <
SIO.OO Ladies’ Taffeta Silk Wai-ts at.. 55.98 x TltltS vll tC
$5.00 Imported Marseilles Quilts at.... 53.39 TT . i • r .
$4.00 Pure Linen Dinner Napkins at.. 52.50 XiailClKCrCillClS at * ••)C
StOO Snow White Wool Blankets at $2.69 tt> T 4- 1
$5.00 Ladies’ Rubber Coat, with cape, $3.23 -P ailCy a*. ....... .. oC
SB.OO *SS: Blankets $3,99
10c Percales 6%c Single Bed Sheets 35c I Nice Wash Rags 5c
10c Ginghams 6V*c largest Size Sheets 50c 1 Pure Linen Doilies ....5c
15c Percales 10c Hemstitched Sheets sßc' Yard wide Bleach 5c
12c Dimities 7c 15c Art Scarfs, stamped 15c Fine Sea Islands oc
190 Piques 10c SI.OO Scarfs and Squares 69cj Fine White Lawns 5c
15c Ducks 10c 10 yds of 24-*in. Diapers.ssc j Nainsook Checks 5c
10c Laces 5c R’dy Mosquito Canopies 75c i Batiste Mulls 19c
20c Lucas 10c ( 8 yds pc. Mosquito Nets 35c j 25c Check Dimities 15c
A SALE “MEN'S SHIRTS.”
Men’s cool, nice Fancy Shirts, worth 69c; selling lI3W Ut 39u
Men’s cool, nice Fancy Shirts, worth 65c; SlilllU lIOW Ut 44C
Men’s cool, nice, Fancv Shirts, worth $1; SJll'.h; lIOW at 65C
Men’s best S.iirts, stiff and soft finish, selling now at Si
FRUiT l LOOM BLEACH “e teo 7c
Mail Orders Filled of above bargains this entire week.
GUSTAVE ECKSTEIN & GO.
From the inont celebrated iminutnetnrerß, both tire-proof and |
liurxlor proof nnfes and vault doors.
We carry an inline nine stock of Fire-proof Safes. Onr fttoclc eui
braees n very decant line from 700 to 4,000 pounds, inclusive,
single ami double doors, and a visit to our establishment to in
spect these elegant safes will be a source of much profit and in
struction to onr friends.
Tlic price will be as low as any really Fire-proof Safe can be
made, and onr motto Ls Uuality and Safety of the first import
.Send or call on tin for further particulars, and prices.
Wholesale Agents for Manufacturers
of Fire-Proof Safes.
< FRENCH CLARET WINF2S, and
GERM AN RHINE and MOSi:LLE WINKS
1 and FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES.
J All these flue Wine* and Liquors are Imported by us lu glass direct fio®
2 the growers In Europe.
, Our 6t. Jullen Claret Wine from Everest, Dupont & Cos of Bordeaux,
a France, Is one of their specialties, and one at extremely low price.
The Chateaux Leovllle, one of their superior Claret Wines, well known all
< over the United States.
4 We also carry In bond Claret Wlnos from this celebrated firm In casks
Our Rhine and Moselle Wines are lrjported from Martin DeuU, /rank-
J fort. Germany, are the beat that come to the United Stales.
4 BODENHEIM ls very fine and cheip.
.4 NIERSTEIN also very good.
4 RUPESHEIM very choice.
■* RAUESTHAL. selected grapes, very elegant
4 LIEBFRANMILCH. quite relebnted.
4 MARCORP.TNNKR CABINET elegant and rare
4 YOHANNISBURGEP. Is perfection.
SPARK DING HOCK SPARKMNO MOSELLE. BPARKUNO MUSCA
e TELLE, und FINE FRENCH r'OONAC BRANDIES.
e Special Brandies are Imported direct from France by us, in cases and oa ks
3 LlFFyy\/\IN BROTHERS.
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