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Ocala. Fla , Dec 13. •
IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA.
KEWS A.YD VIEWS OF THR DAY IN
ISacon TV nut* the Seaboard to Es
tablish a Terminal There Dal
ton Thinks Rnilrond Telegraph
Wires Should He Taxed lnvest
igating Macon's Claim for latter
Fire Hates—W oman Sues the Sherill
nt Jacksonville for Alimony Due
From Her Ex-Husband—Officers of
the Tampa Machine and Foundry
Special Agent H. M. T inner of the
Southeastern Fire Insurance Tariff Asso
c ation is in Macon in ie?pcnse to the re
queet made to the a: Iff as ■ ia'.ion about
a week eg . Mr Tanner s .n M .con tr>
examine the m-rits of .he laiin made by
the Chamb'r o? Commerce tor a better
rate for Macon
Wedding at Dnblin.
Th# social event of hist w- ok a - Dublin
was ih<i marriage of Miss- Ann! • Graham
to Mr. W. \Y Ward The ceremony was
performed by Rev. W. N Ainsworth t
the home of the bride’s father, Capt. J >hn
W. Graham. A number of the friends 01
the your g couple were present to witness
t © ceremony. Mr. R A. Hooks acted In
Ue capacity cf b-st mon and Miss Ella
Graham was maid of honor.
Fire ut Fort Gaines.
About 2 o'clock Thursday morning fire
was discovered at Fort Gaines In the
Sutlive block—ell wooden buildings—and
only* the hard work of the firemen pre
vented the whole block being burned. The
law’ office of Hon. Clarence Wilson was
the first to burn and all his library and
office furniture—said to be quite valuable
—was lost. The other three buildings are
a total loss, there being no insurance.
Wants Seaboard to Hnild.
Macon Telegraph: At the next meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce the ques
tion of offering inducements to the Sea
board Air Dine to es ablish a terminal
In Macon will be up. Already the
officials of this real have been in
communication with % the Chamber of
Commerce Imre, their idea being to
Macon by way of the Macon and Dublin
road, the 6oaboard extending their lino
to Dublin. Th would gi\e Macon a
ahorter route to Savannah. The ex ten
eon to be built *\'uld te from Lyons to
Dub in From I yon to Dub n is onl>
a'out forty mile.*, which vril! put Dub
lin within 12> mil s of Savannah, against
3TO as at present At Dub in the Sea
board would connect with the Maoon and
Dubl n read, and thus give Macon an
other line to Savannah.
Taxing the Hail roads.
Da !ton has raised ano her Interesting
point concerning the taxation of rail
toads. This time the Dalon authorities
■wish to impose a tax on the private ttlf
graph w res of the Wee tern and Atlantic
end the Southern Railways, which are
strung on poles of the Western Union
Telegraph Company. The Mayor and
Council of Dalton no l fled the railroad
eu’horittes that a tax would have to be
paid, ar.d when the roads refused to make
the payment the matter was referred to
t. e controller gencr.il. Controller Wright
wrote to the railr, ad officials, ar. 1
riceived a reply from President J. W.
Thomas of th - Nashvi le Chattanooga
and St. Louis, saying it was not his opin
ion hat the line was taxable. He exp'a'n
ed that it was solely a private line ar.d
ro revenue whatever was derived
t om its opera ion He also said it was an
actual necessity for tunning the railr ad.
Attacked the- Condnctor.
Four negro tramps assaulted Conduc
tor W. N. Johnson of the Western and
Atlantic Railroad, between Marietta and
Smyrna. Thursday. Just after the freight
train left Smyrna, going north, the brake
man ran the negroes out of a box car
and they stopped near the sidetrack,
where the train had gone in lo wait for
the southbound passenger. Conductor
Johnson told the men they ought to go
back to Atlanta, and tried to get them
away from the train. When his train
started off the negroes started toward
him. three of them with rocks and one
with a pistol. The negro with the pistol
began firing at Mr. Johnson, and tired
shree shot*, one of them colng Just over
his head. Mr. Johnson drew his revolver
and returned the Are, shooiing four times.
The negroes then ran into the woods and
stayed hid till night, when they went to
Marietta and were all four arrested by
Sheriff A. A. Bishop.
Lakeland Sun: The strawberry business
has proven very prc<fltable to the grower*
around Lakeland for the past few year*,
end this season will wi nes* a larger acre
age In berries in rhi* --tion than ha
over been the before.
Came for attle.
The at earn tug Guuurno laop+z, with
two cattle schooner* from Havana, I* in
port at Miami awaiting the arrival of 500
head of beef cattle, which they will trans
port to Havana. Th*- attle are expect**!
to arrive from Fort Pierce.
An Old fto ftldent Dead.
Mrs. Mary V. Charles, one of the old
est residents of Lake City, died Friday
morning from a lung trouble. She had
been a great sufferer for ninny months.
The deceased was born in Camden coun
ty, Georgia, and removed to Florida,
when she wa* a girl of 10 years.
Where'll Tlm*> iirt Them f
Florida Index: The Jacksonville apital
remover* ray they wll. \ro\\ vote# In
that city for capital a A* Duv ,1
county has only 2Js*** Demo nt. voters
the question propounded by he p<-n•**">]
?.>* ma to where the badn**- of the s/q©
vote* *re to coma from .* \-r .r.* r t Sure
ly they don’t Intend to stuff the ballot
Morse Rare at Key Ut,
A quartor-roilo racs beta tar. Col J. C
Whaitoo’s mare Laconda and Levin, otto.
*4 by a company, was pulled off Tuesday
afternoon at Key Weal si the barracks
baas*, at and witnessed by several thousand
lf II ss i|w fourth a*tempt >o
gaa tba rasa. Xia kvfsit lopad up tv th#
line twice, but as they were no* even the
wor-1 was not given. On the third trial
Lav in had a good start, and dashed off
ax>ut a length ahead. Levin W 1 almost
the whole way. but when the finish was
near. Lacor.da took the lead, and passed
the line about a length ahead. Large
sums of money changed hands, and the
purse was sl.<u) a side.
Officer* ( hanged.
Owing to business demands there were
several changes made in the Tampa Ma
chine and Foundry Company Thur.*da>
A meeting of those interested was held,
and John Mofflt. who was originally the
general manager, tendered his resigno
tion. His time is demanded a* genera':
manager of the extensive interests of the
Tampa Lumber Company. Col. t?. L
Yarnadoe, president of the company, was
elected general manager also, while W.
C. Thomas tendered his resignation as
secretary and treasurer. All his time is
demanded by a similar position with the
Tampa Hardware Company. Elija Motfit
was elected to this position. Ernest K re
lief was elected general superintendent of
the work of the company. J. A. Cran
ford. a prominent naval stores man, we
made one of the directors of the com
1 Peculiar fe.
Instituted in the Jacksonville Circuit
Court is a case that Is almost without
parallel, wherin a divorced wife seeks ali
mony from a man other than her di
vorced husband. The case is that of An
nie M. Rebston. who wants SIO,OOO dam
ages from Sheriff N. B. Broward. The
ground for the action is a peculiar one.
as wdl be seen from the declaration filed:
Mrs. Rebston. in 1891, obtained a divorce
from A. M. Rebsron. and also a decree
for alimony of $lO per month. Though
hard fought In both the Circuit and Su
preme Courts by Rebston, the decisions
were always against him. and he had to
continue to pay. At various times when
he foiled to pay he was committed to jail
as being in contempt of court for not
obeying the order to pay. Three months
ago Rebston left for Hot Springs, Ark.,
and has not returned. Mrs. Rebston
claims that alimony was due her when
he left, and the amount is now more than
$l5O. and that i< was to be collected by
the sheriff and paid over to her. but was
not done. Her attorney now brings suit
against the sheriff for allowing him to
depart from the Jurisdiction of the court,
and for other causes.
LACES IN WIFE'S LINGERIE.
Baltimore Man %rrete*l for Conceal
ing Dnliable Good*.
From the New York Herald.
Louis Noot, an elderly business man, of
Baltimore. Md.. reached this port, with
hie wife, on the Red Star Line steamship
Friesland yesterday, and by the simple
expedient of omitting to mention som*>
laces stowed away in his baggage found
himself before many hours obliged to
give hail to escape passing the night in
Mr. Noot's arrest is a tribute to the
American system of keeping customs
agents In foreign ports. He brought
:hree big trunks and several other pieces
of baggage when ho arrived, and. for some
reason which government authorities will
request him to explain, he concealed in
his shirts and in Mrs. Noot's stockings.
skirt Hand lingerie, in the bottom of his
trunks, about SI,OOO worth of lace. It
pays an ad valorem duty of GO per cent.
The Friesland came from Antwerp. On
the pier at the foot of Fulton street. Mr.
Noot’s baggage was examined in the usual
fashion by’ an inspector. That |s to say,
Mr. Noot’s declaration that he had noth
! ing to declare was virtually accepted, and
| hi* trunk? were opened and the contents
! received a few pokes, the lids being then
shut down and the baggage marked with
chalk in the mystic fashion which signi
Mr. Noot and his wife left the pier for
the Hotel Victoria, leaving orders for the
baggage to be sent thither. But the cus
tom* authorities had received word from
Europe that Ix>uis Noot was bringing
dutiable article* into this country*. Spe
cial Employe Theobald and Inspectress
Ferris, of the customs service, presently
wai-ted upon him at the hotel. Mr. Noot
was accused of having concealed dutiable
goods 1n his baggage. He admitted it,
and accompanied the officers back to the
Inside his trunk*, sewed within ah'rt
bosoms, rolled up in feminine hosiery’,
fastened in sleeve* and tucked in various
other convenient places, was the dutiable
Ince. which had cost about five thotisand
The lac#* wo* seized and bo was Mr.
Noot. He was escorted to the Federal
building and arraigned before United
State* Commissioner Alexander. He
waived examination, and was held In SI,OOO
bail to await the action of the grand
Mr. Noot was well supplied with fund*.
He pulled an immense roll of bills from
his pocket and gave cash bail immediate
Mr*. Soot, who accompanied her hus
band to the building, had an attack of
hysteria in (he corridor, just before en
tering the commissioner's room. She
was removed to a side room and revived
with ammonia and a fan.
PITTING IN ••TEDDY'S TEETH.”
Controller folfr Entertains His Vis
itors With n PuKcle.
From the New York Times.
"Can you put In ‘Teddy’s’ teeth?”
Controller Coler asked this question of
every’ politician who came to his office
yesterday to talk about the gubernatorial
situation or to ask favors.
President Coogan of the Borough of
Manhattan was one of the first to have
this question hurled at him. He came
airily up to the controller’s desk and said:
Mr. Controller, have you signed that
Controller Coler had heard that question
before. He said:
Mr. President, can you put in 'Teddy's'
“What's that! What's that!” said Pres
Then Controller Coler took up a small
puzzle from his desk. On the face of the
puzzle was a picture of Gov. Roo*evelt. In
the space usually allotted In cartoons of
Gov. Roosevelt to a dental display there
were little hollow*. Five little ivory balls
revolved around the edge of the desk. By
a rotary motion the little balls could be
made to drop Into the spaces, and Gov.
Roosevelt was then revealed with a full
set of teeth.
Commissioner of Bridges Shea tackled
the “Teddy’s teeth” puzzle for a few
minute* yesterday and said:
“No, I can’t put in ‘Teddy’s’ teeth. They
have been pulled out by Mark Hanna, and
he will have to have a false set made
Private Secretary Baker is the keeper of
the puzzle. It Is locked up in a safe ev
ery night and is taken out mi the beginning
of business hour*. Secretary Baker say*
the puzzle saves Controller Coler several
pours every day. as |>ol it Irian*, to whom
the puzzle Is handed, usually give It up aft
-1 r making a few attempts and leave the
course, you have heard of
i the theory that Bacon wrote Bhake*.
ptirt's plays?” Cholly—'"As-yea— aw
th# Idea la that Bhakespear# was Bacon’s
non da plums, la It not."—Puck.
9. _ ■ - ■ J
W. F. HAMILTON,
Artealan We i Contractor,
Am prepared io drill well* up to any
depth. W# uaa flrat-riaa* ma binary. can
■'n no'* on atw/rt MXlca i.<J guarani**
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. AUGUST 20. 1900.
MILITARY MEN AND MATTERS.
SOLDIER* OF THIS DAY (NO OTH
ERS AHE DHKTSSED.
Sidney Herbert on the National En
cxampnirnt of tlxe G. t. H.— That
Protest of Philadelphian* Regard
ing Bryan—Seaboard** Action Sng
ggeat* the Old Kale nt the Point.
The Two R. H. Anderson* of the
(on fed eraey.
Pine Crest Villa. Maitland. Fla.. Aug.
25. —To-morrow the Chicago people wMI
inaugurate th* ir gala Grand Army week
with special patriotic service® in all th“
city churches, followed a: night in th'
Coliseum by n grand patriotic and sacred
song service. During the afternoon there
wiii be sacred music in the park? by mi!-
ltary bands. Monday morning the Naval
Arch w ill be dedicated and the day given
over to the Naval Veterans' Association
and other organizations. During the aft
ernoon President McKinley will be offi
cially received. On Tuesday the Army
Arch will be dedicated ond the day given
up to the Grand Army of the Republic
parade and state reunions, etc.
Only Wednesday end Thursday are the
official days of the Grand Army of the
Republic Na.iorral Encampment, which
will meet at 30 . m on Wednesday.
These two days are given up to the legit
imate business of the organization, and
only members can be admitted to the hall
during the official sessions. The Ladies**
Relief Corps and Sons of Veterans* dele
gations come in during a suspension of
Friday is to be devoted :o an excursion
on the lake, with fireworks off Lake
Front Park at night, end an illumination
of streets, arches and the court of honor.
Saturday will furnish a.I v.sitors who re
main over plenty of day and night amuse
ments. Chicago he* expended a big pile of
money to make this a notable week, and
unless a.l signs fail she will get her money
back from nearly a million guests.
% liont the PenuM.vl vrtuia Kick.
Now in the matter of Candidate Will
iam J. Bryan, against which the Phiio
lclphia Grand Army of the Republic men
kick, he was invited solely by the citi
zens’ committ e as one of he outside at
tractions to draw n crowd. The Grand
Army invites no one outside of its mem
bership, except that this year, Gen. Gor
don, as uommander-fin-chief of the Con
federate Veterans, was officially invited
by Commander-In-Chief Shaw.
President McKinley is a Union veteran
soldier and a member of the Grand Army
o' the Republic, consequently needed no
invitation except to the outside func
tions gotten up by the city. As com
mander-in-chief of both the army and
nay, he will officially review the naval
and the military parades of Monday and
In view* of the G. A. R. “kick” in Phil
adelphia about Bryan, and the U. C. V.
“kick’’ in New Orleans about Gordon, it
is likely that the encampment may take
fome official action as to how far enter
taining cities may go in their efforts to
draw- a crowd by outside attractions, as
the general public does not know where
the G. A. R. line Is drawn between the
city’s entertainments and its own official
proceedings. The Gordon matter may
also call forth a lively discussion. There
will hardly be any contest for Commander-
In-Chief. as it seems very probable that
Past Department Commander Leo Ra
sieur of Bt. will be chosen, he being
a strong man and popular.
The Memorial Day Change.
The Jacksonville Metropolis errs in its
editorial on a "Change In Memorial Day.”
commander-in-ehief Shaw, in his At
lanta, Ga., address, did not advocate such
a change as the editor refers to— the
changing of the G. A. R. Memorial Day
from Ma> 30 to the last Sunday in that
month. What he did advocate was a
joint National Memorial Day of the Blue
and ihe Gray, and he favored Sunday as
the better day, his purpose being to make
the occasion a solemn and sacred memor
ial to our heroic dead-on- not to be dis
turbed by horse races, ball matches, etc.
(Since writing the above I have seen the
press telegram from Chicago that Gen.
Shaw- wishes lo change the O. A. R. Metn
ornl Day—May 3b—to the last Sunday in
that month. But this does not materially
change my statements as to his Atlanta
Blue and Graj’ reunion speech. In that
he advocated a National (Sunday) Memo
rial Day, and aald: "Let us embrace, all
our dead in the loving girdle of a National
Memorial Day.” If Gen. Shaw simply
desires to change the date of the present
O. A. R. Memorial Day he will find
strong opposition to his proposed change.)
Maj. Gen. Elwell S. Otis, United Stales
Army (retired), late commanding general
In the Philippines, has been appointed
aide to Commander-in-Chief Shaw’ of the
G. A. R., and wdll share with Gen. Dan
Sickles and Gen. Joe Wheeler the applause
that wdll greet the big street parade. Gen.
Oils is a member of the Lafayette Post of
New York city, the richest and “swellest”
post In the G. A. R. Although the mem
bership in the South is small and the
posts and departments feeble a few promi
nent offices are occasionally given this
section. The late Gen. John R Lewis of
Atlanta, Ga., was once junior vice-com
mander, and Judge C. W. Buckley of
Montgomery, Ala., filled the same office.
The Rev. S. I). Paine of Sanford, Fla.,
and the late Rev. C. D. Warner of Chat
tanooga. Tenn., were once ehaplains-in
chief. Each department in the South has
one member in the council of administra
tion, which is the governing power of the
A writer In the Troy. Ala.. Dally Mes
s nger refers to the “battle-scan and” vet
erans who wore the gray. No
doubt there were "battle-scared” vet
erans who wore Ihe gray, as there were
who wore the blue, but this writer evi
dently intended to speak of a braver
class, the "bittle-sea red" heroes. W*
also had another, or third class of soldiers,
the "bottle-scared." or hard drinkers,
not a few of which are seen nowadays.
In National Cemeteries.
It will surprise many readers of the
Morning News lo know that nearly 10.600
Confederate soldiers are burled in ihe
various national cemeteries of the nation,
and that their graves are as well cured
for as are those of Ihe Cnion dead. The
most of these Confederate, graves are ip
the cemetery at Woodlawn, N. Y.. at Jef
ferson Barracks, Mo., at Cypress Hills, N.
y„ at Hampton. Va.. at Finn's Point. N.
J., and at Fort Smith, Ark. Of the Union
dead In all the national cemeteries there
are over 325.0U0, and of these over 150,000.
or nearly one-half, sleep In "unknown"
graves. Ai Marietta, Ga., there are 7.205
known and 2.965 unknown, while at Andor
sonvtlle there are 12,782 known and 923 un
Seaboard Was Right.
The Scab ard Air I,’ne Railway has
taken a step In the right direction, in Its
rule requiring empojeu to keep out of
debt so far a* p solid liut It Is not a
new idio by any imans, for earlj- in the
history of Wot Point Military Academy,
It wtts put In force hy Lieut, t'ol Sylva
in s Thayer. F S A., often call'd The
Kaiber" of that Institution One day a
vdet put In an order for shirts, but Col
Thayer promptly "nun and il down,” wlnn
the cadet made a very . arne a apma ,
being g'eatly In i and of the arilcies. "I
tale It for grant'd you a e” ref led th
Colonel, "but y- u ore in deb'." Then
rain- the filial appeal. "But. Cclonel. I
om oimoet destitute I have only one
ahlrt to my back, and that I* a fa'lgue
ja ket!" Unfit*.ed even by tble plt>ouß
appeal, tha Colon*! responded: "Well,
Mr. Dewey I would advlae yrni io wair
that fa'l*u Jack*l until >ou get out of
debt.” Now It Is p aelble that Gila vazlrg
and early-acquired debt habit was
the cauae of Him t cadet 'a failure at Meet
Point and < xp.a t.a why tha name of wil.
am Dewey of In dana. is no now In
th# ist of h. cored graduates of ha: g cat
institution Cd. Thayer well knew that
hi <3 bt h*bit in ctde's finally led tx
tae c:iinir.a! practice in the \ art of
army officers of duplicating their pay ac
counts to raie money for ext*av;g/nt
I**He \\ itlx John*ton.
I have never be*n able to quite under
stand why Gen Joseph E. Johiutxn C.
S. A . uss the f!1 win? largu.g* in
hi* ’Narrative of Military
pagf* 0): “No o her officer of the United
Staus Army of tqual that of brig
adier genera!, rtlinqui Ind hi* po-ition in
i. to J in the S.uth rn Coniederacy.” No
nf r<nce is made by him In tl is connec
ti n to the case of Br g. Gen. David E.
Twiggs U. S. A., who alto was a brevet
m *jor general, both coir.m’sdons dating
bick to the Mexican war. at whi h time
Johnston was pimply a captoin. It is irue
that Gen. Twiggs was dlscnisfd tMarch
1. 1$61) frem the army, because he was
* tpprsed to have yielded imp oper y to
Southern dfmands, s’ill he vo ud no doubt
have res gned at the proper time and
jo.ned the Confederate army, el hough
a very old n an at that period. This vet
eran stldi r entered the ie ular a my n
*M2 as a oar lain in the fnm:us Eighth
Inf mtry. largely e mpored of Gf'orsDns.
ut and r Col. Pa’rlck Jack, ar.d wh n the
a-my was reorganized in 1815 he was ma
y r °f the Twrnty-elghth Infantry, but
was reta nod in tbe s rv : c* as c.io‘a : n
of th* Seventh Infantry. Fa-Tin? all the
other grades, his gallantry in ho Mexi
can war made Uim a brigadier xenial
and brevet major g* n ra! in 18!6. Gen.
Johnston became the brigadkr general o'
Die quartermaster’s <Ppirtment in 188)
and could not. I think, clam
if Gen. Twiggs in this matter 'without
The Tito Anderson*.
Readers of the histories of the Civil
ar including official reports, are badly
puzzled to know which Gen. R. H. Ander
son ia often referred to. a"' 'here were two
officers of that name. Richard H. Ander
son of Bouth Carolina and Robert H. An
derson of Georgia, both graduates of West
Point Military Academy. In some cases
it is easy from the context to designate
them, but in many instances it is hard to
tell which Oen. R. H. Anderson is referred
to. In army circles they were, however,
familiarly known as “Dick” and “Boh.”
and both were dashing cavaliers. The At
lanta Constitution of Monday contains a
fine picture of Capt. Robert if. Anderson.
I nited States Army, of 'he famous Nimh
Infantry, who has distinguished himself
out in China, as young Joe Wheeler has
done in the Philippines. These gallant
young warriors, “chips of the old blocks.”
serve to recall th stirring lyric of that
gifted poet. Dr. Frank A. Tlcknor of Co
lumbus. Ga., alout the “Virginians of the
“We thought they elept: the sons who
The names of nobles sires.
And slumbered w'hile the darkness crept
Around their vigil fires.”
God bless and protect the brave sons
who bear the names of noble sires wher
ever “Freedom’s Flag” is unfurled for
God, for Country, and for Liberty to the
oppressed everywhere. A Sumner, a
Lee, a Wheeler, an Anderson, a Benton,
n Henry, a Bell, a Butler, a Ha good, an
Elliott, a Hains, a Casey, a Pope, a Stur
gis. a Wezsels, a Worth—all, and others—
now hear their honored fathers’ names in
the ranks of an army to which these gal
lant sires in the past gave their best serv
ices, and some of them in the same regi
ments in which their fathers once served.
This is the case with Capt. R. H. Ander
son. although the newspapers report that
the Ninth Infantry was organized by Jef
ferson Davis while Secretary of War in
1855, is not sufficiently explicit. Congress
authorized this organization in March of
that year, but in March, 1869. Congress? or
dered it reorganized by the consolidation
with it of the Twenty-seventh Regiment
of Infantry. The son is serving as cap
tain in the reorganized Ninth, in which,
before this reorganization, his father,
Gen. Robert H. Anderson. Sr., was a sec
ond lieutenant (1857), resigning in May,
1861, to enter the Confederate service
I am glad to see that a patriotic Ken
tucky woman, Mrs. Susan B. Dixon, of
Louisville, is making a strong protest
against the action of Mr. George W.
Rauch of Lexington, Ky.. in “tinkering”
Col. Theodore O’Hara’s immortal poem.
“The Bivouac of (he Dead.” This is no
new’ protest, in one sense, for I made the
same protest years and years ago. after
.in acquaintance with tiie gifted poet, gal
lant soldier and brilliant journalist, which
ended only with his death in Alabama,
near Guerryton. I do not believe, as Mr.
Rauch asserts that Col. O’Hara ever con
i sented to his revising the poem ns he has
i done. Take, for instance, the line, “Sons
; of the dark and bloody ground,” so ap
propriate 10 the historic past of Ken
| tucky—which this reviser renders, “Sons
lof our consecrated ground.” There are
• other minor changes that mar the force
! and beairty of the original poem, and
vet, marred as it is, or may be, there Is
enough merit in it to carry O’Hara’s
| name down the coi riders of time, w hile
the ages last and the heroic dead are re
membered. and his immortal lines remain
over the entrance to out national ceme
“On Fame's eternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread;
And Glory guards, with solemn round.
The bivouac of the dead.”
NO LONGER “THE DIAMOND KING.”
Sad Story of Fall of Tenderloin De
From the New York Herald.
If there was one thing in whi h De
tective Robert Binning, of the Tenderloin
precinct, used to take great pride it was
his ability as a judge of diamonds.
But now all is changed. Binning has
been dragged down from the high pc !etal
upon which his fellow lo'iccmen had plac
ed him. And all because Detective Shee
han, who has begun to grow jealous of
the reputation his comrade in arms had
won, decided to put him to the test, and
found him wanting.
Binning is always quick to jump at a
bargain, so when Sheehan took out frhm
his pocket a ring with a sparkling stone
set in it and hinted that he was willing
to sell it for a reasonable sum he at once
became deeply Interested. Binning. Slice,
hail and I-ockwcod were sealed In the
mus'er-room In the police station. It was
about three o'clock Saturday morning, and
they had Just come in to report "off
“It is a handsome diamond," said Bin
ning. "Where did you get it?”
"Never mind where 1 got it," replied
Sheehan. "If you want to buy I'll sell
cheap. The ring Is worth SIOO If it Is wor'h
a cent, but I’ll let you have It lor $25
Here's an opportunity you will never get
Eir.ning thought that as long as Shee
han was wl ling to sell such a fine dia
mond for $25 he might take less, so he
offered him sls for il.
"I have only $5 with me now." said
Binning, "but I’ll give you the other $lO
Binning handed Ihe $5 Io Sheehan, took
ihe ring, put It on his finger, and. with
his ehel swelled with pride, went home.
True to his word, he appeared at the po
lice station promptly at noon and hand
ed over the $lO ailll due.
When Binning appeared In a nearby
Jewelry store ten minutes later nnd raid
to the elerk behind the showcase, "Here,
I want o fine retting for this diamond,”
Ihe man looked at him in neio. l'hrrent,
"Whai! For this diamond!” aild th*
elerk after a glam* ai th* ‘ atone ' Bin
ning handed to him. "You'ta crazy. The
setting now la entirely too rod,for tae
■tone. Th* ring n not worth 6 cent*. It's
only a piece of glaae. art In btane.”
—"Thryeay tha wlf ■ of LI Hung Chang
has IMr zewra” Moat of then* >.-
aowna, tf com at." Ciav aland Plain
LESS THAN TEN CENTS A DAY
IS WHAT IT COSTS THE RLSKINITES
They %re People From Tennessee
nml Have Formed n Colony in
Ware County, Georgia—What They
Hn\e ut the Different Meal*.
W lioleMoiue Food mt the Lowed
• tost Meat Only Twice a Week.
Hot Will Soon Have It Oftener.
The Problem of (heap Living;
Sol i ed.
Way cross, Ga., Aug. 25.—What is the
lowest possible daily cost of food for an
adult man in the United Stales? This
is a question that is receiving a greait
deni of attention from scholars and econo
mists throughout the land. President
Harper of the University of Chicago is
of the opinion that three square meals a
day can be had at a cost of 15 cents. It
may be well to note, however, (hat the
eminent gentleman has noi sufficient
faith in his theory to put it to a practical
lest. Many students are discussing the
subject, and advance some beautiful the
ories. Prof. Harrison of the University
of Pennsylvania reports that the students
of that Institution are well-fed at a cost
of 50 cents a day per head. William A.
Morse of Chicago says he has been living
on $1 per week for the past five years,
which is just 14 and 2-7 cents per day.
Edward Atkinson has theoretically dem
onstrated that with scientific cooking, len
persons can be served a good meal at 5
cents per head, or 35 cents a day.
While these people have been theorizing
the Ruskinkes have demonstrated by
actual experience (he lowest possible daily
cost for food for (heir entire community.
This cost is so low’ as to bo almost be
yond belief. Before proceeding further
I will state that the Rusk!nites are so
cialists, living six miles southwest of
Waycross. The colony settled at Duke,
in Ware county, just one year ago, nnd
numbers upwards of IDO souls. They be
lieve firmly in (he doctrine that society
should be reorganized by regulating prop
erty. industry and the sources of liveli
hood. They also believe in a community
of property, and the negation of individ
ual rights in that property.
The colonists have given much time
and study to economic questions, and
have solved the riddle how to live at low
est co?(. When forced to leave their
Tennessee borne the colonists were hard
pushed. But they pos-essed stout hearts
and willing hards, and to-day are on a
fair road to prosperity. They live, and
live well/ at an actual cost per capita of
less than 10 cents a day.
Everything they consume is bought at
wholesale, in large quantities, and is
cooked in the community kitchen. In the
community dining room tables are set
for 300 people. Those who do not wish
io eat with the crowd are given the priv
ilege of purchasing company stores and
cooking it at home. When vegetables are
scarce these people are allowed seven
' cents per capita per day. that is, seven
cents for each person, big, little, o!d,
young, sick or well. When vegetables are
plentiful the cash allowance is only five
cents. As the community raises its own
vegetables, the. approximate cost is only
about two cents per capita per flay, mak
ing the actual cost of living at Ruskln
from seven to nine cen's per day for each
man, woman and child.
Let us go into the community dining
room nnd see how they live. We go at
the invitation Of Prof. Denny, an eminent
socialist speaker and scholar In a large
room, twenty feet wide and 150 feet long,
we see nearly 30) men. women and chil
dren seated at long tables. Breakfast is
our first meal. It is well prepared, sav
ory end daintily served. We make a
i wholesome meal on light bread, furnished
I by the colony baker, butler. Georgia sy
rup. oatmeal. Irish potatoes, milk,
| cereal coffee, sugar. This meal is va
ried. Sometimes we have fried mush,
with frulrs and jellies.
Our dinner generally varies, according
to the season. Meat only comes to the
i table twice a week. The bill cf fa>3 us
ually consists of rice, or peas, beans or
rracearoni, s me two or more of these,
Georgia syrup, beets, tomatoes, egg
plants, potatoes, soup, bread, cereal cof
fee-cereal coffee is manufactured by the
i cclcn'sts and is cne of their main indus
For supper, cheese in seme form, lem
onade, (rake, rice or b ans, sugar, grits.
I mush, fried potatoes, cell tea. bread. Th’*
p r-on vDitirg Ruskln and taking his
i minis in the community dirirg room, wdl
1 have the above b 11 ofc fare placed before
h m, with slight variations. He will find
Uat It is n t only possible, but pracGca
-1 le, for people to live at a co?t of fiom
7 to 9 cents a day per capita. It is not
merely existing, hut th mca's are who’e
! s me. satisfying nnd well prepared. Of
: *Tur- there ore no lirle d?d e<-
1 oept for the sick. There is- no wine, sim
pty a meal 'hat w'U “sMck to the ribs,”
and prsseesing sufficient nutrit’en t3 en
able the people to do the hardest kind
of wo k. As will be nct’ced, >h' colonists
only get meat twice a week. They will
do better cn thi- line after a while when
they get a start a: s’cek *ai.*ng. aid
lh<n the p f r capita will probably be re
duced to even less than 7 cents per day.
BOILING HIT AT HOME.
Almost tbe Same Effects May lie Pro
duced ns nt the Springs.
From the Nrw’ York Press.
Most high livers and low th'nkers have
to go to some hot springs once a year
to be boilfd out. But yesterday I passed
unreergn'zed on old friend. He called me
iwiek, saying, "I don't blame you for not
knowing me; I )ave just returned from
the hot springs, where I lost twenty-sev
en pounds.” He loolel as s’.rcng as a
bull moose, but thinner than he had
betn in years. It cost him S3O a week for
beard and $1 a day ter baths. The course
of treatment under a doctor's advice last
ed three works. He steamed out pints
and quarts of nicotine and liquor, and is
n w anew mac, with anew circulation,
new bool corpu*cles, new lungs, new
brain. He Is able to sleep nights and
think days. Tie vivacity of his eye indi
cat- s the purity tf his life—for three
necks at least.
Noiv, a man may boll out in his own
house or flat. If he have the self-con
trol and wilt power. The real good of a
visit to distant springs lies in the change
of seene, of air, of people, of food and
the gradual or sudden cessation of nip
ping. The mere boiling ami steaming may
he done quite os well in one's private tub
as In the giant pools of natural water in
the mountains. Buy a 10-oent hog of sea
salt and empty it into the hath of scalding
water, adding a handful of washing soda
to make sure of a genuine Carlsbad ef
fect. After you have stirred one! strained,
skimmed and picked out all the filth tha:
comes will) the self free of charge and
hove wrapped your unanotnted self In
three red-hot dump sheets, you needn't
mind about ihe bath at all, but draw :h
stopper and let the water and trash out.
Then step into an Ice cold tub of Croton.
See the rum ipd nicotine fly.
Why ahou and common sea salt be so fib
diy? It app ars to be a' mix'ureof grease,
slim. sand, s 11 aid rinudg It Is to
he ter In the state we buy It In than th'
brine that cm'* cut of m (”kerel kit*.
Who know* but there may be much vlr.
tie In ir.se erel b ii #? If o * could only
get rid of the -tr*l! I hare b en in the
tak baa -f th* Ditch I1 n1 of st
Mariln, where or.jy ih* tide and sun are
employed In the manufacture of th* *ia
ple, ard it Is no tzuggerallon to say that
tie surface la Ilk* He driven an iw Bit
this la not in* stuff w* buy in five and
ten p und la.*, stuff net fit te peck salt
pnk in tor ill* toil u ou t a.
Stearns’ Electric Pastel ,
other Bugs and Vermin, leaving no H Lv
pa odor. Used in leading hotels and public buildings for 1 rrij
20 years. foj? sale by all dealers, 2Sct. a box. ■
t'wW S-ntAfcwt’ Et* r Tie P*t Cos.. Cbic.oo, I in. B , *
Matter, of Interest to Skipping Men
The British steamship Axminster was
herthid at the Seaboard Air Line docks
j e.'lerday io load a eaigo of cotloa for
Barcelona. Tile Axminster Is the first
steams) ip to 10a.3 cargo 0:1 the oth r
sice. Bring he pioneer lit the t-lip Capt.
Spink flew the vessel’s colots during the
Capt. Smith of the steamship Xaeoo
c’. ee frem Ntw York reports that on Aug.
24. at 2p. m. off Cap Romain, he passed
Norwegian bark Cyfrian, bound south.
Desired to be reported.
The Dead sea. which for thousands of
year? has been a forsaken solitude in the
midst of a e'esert. <n whose waves no
r d’er has been e en for cent Tf s, is to
have a If e of mo'or boats in ih 1 future.
Owing to the ton inued increase in traf
fic and the influx cf tourists, a shorter
rou’e is to be found b* tween Jerutal m
a r and Kerak, the anc ent capital of the
l and of Moab. Th= ilrst little steamer,
built at in: of the Hamburg docks is
about 100 feet long, and began the voy
age to Pa es i e on June 16. An order
h 1 s already been gv n for the budding
of a see.ond steamer. The ore already
built and on the way is named Prodom
< A (that is, "forerunner.’') She wdll carry
thirty-f ur persons, dcge’her with freight
o f all kinds. The promoters of this new
, n*(rp is- are the ma t* of a Greek
cloister in Jerusalem. The management
of the line is entiiely in German hands
The trade of Ktrak with Ihe desert is
n?w of considerable importance It is the
main town of any commercial stand’ng
< ast of the Jordan and the Dead sea. Its
population consists (f ab ut 1,800 Chris
tians and 6,0X1 Moslems.
Tiie report g v*n by Capt. Jcselyn. of
the Hawa'ian birk Nuuanu, which ar
rived at Philadelph a a short time aao.
that the Gulf stream was further insho-e
than ever before known is verilled by
Capt Fieneh, of the British steamship
Lumen, which arrived last week from
Liverpool. After making careful tests.
Capt. French found the temperature of
the water otic hundred miles off shore to
be 7!) degrees and increasing in warmth
toward the shore.
Vessels classed and rated hy the
American Bureau of Shipping in the Re
cord of American and Foreign Shipping.
American screw s earner. Excelsior;
American ship Isaac R ei; American
schocner Maude Palmer; American ship
St. Paul; American schooner William C.
Carnegie. and American three mast
Passengers by Steamships.
Pas-ergers by steamship State of Tex
as (or Baltimore yesterday; John Hoen,
Mrs. E. A. Harris. Miss M. L. Harris.
Mrs. Csmpbell. Mrs. Hartrldge, R. Kirk
land. Mrs. R. Kirkland, F. R. Heft.
Passengers by s'eimsiiip City of Augus
ta for New Yo k jesterday: W. G.
Charlton. Miss Haskins. Miss Ray Cut
ter. Miss Maud Heyward. \V. J. L'Engle.
S. Cohen and wife, B. W. M'rrill ard
wife. T. H. Persons. A. P. Persons. R.
SehrfTer, H. M. Cooper, Alfred Hartrldge,
Mrs. J. C. Johnson. Emile C. Fchwarz.
Mrs. J. W. Burns. Mrs. Blackwell and
chpdren. Miss Mary Kennedy, Mrs. L. F.
Wing, Arthur Jaeger Henry Fowlkes,
Miss M. Jaeger, Mrs. M. A. Johnson. Mrs.
James McKay. H. S. Henstadter, W. J.
Yielding, A. Kaiser, Master G. Kaiser,
Miss Newman, Miss Mattie Metier, B.
l. Coffin ard w!f , Mss M. J Green,
Miss Coffin, W. A. Smith, J, A. G. Car
son. T. J. Allen, B. Z miner, Mrs. Mor
rell, Miss Quinn. A. A. Christensen. W.
A. Smith M s. A. Barnett, Camille Bar
nett, A. Banott, IV. A. Hard he, F.
Vogt, J. C. Puder. Miss K. Hagerty,
Miss B. Reynolds, Geo. C. Fre man and
wife, J. C. Curd, and six Intermeliate.
Sun rises at 5:31 a. m. and sets at 6:31
Hi-h water at Tyhea to-day at 8:21 a.
m. ard 8:35 p. m. High water at Savan
nah one hour la er.
riiascK of (he Moon for August.
D. H. M.
First quarter 3 10 45 morn.
Full moon 10 3 30 eve.
Last quarter 17 5 46 morn.
New moon 24 9 52 eve.
Moon Perigee 12th. Moon Apogee 27th.
ARRIVALS A\ll DEPARTURES.
Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
S. O. tug No. 2 towing barge No. 58,
Baliimore.—S. O. Cos.
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
Bark Frieda (Ger), Fa'k. Rotterdam.—
Vessels Went to Sea.
Steamship City of Augusla, Daggett,
Steamship State of Texas, Eldridge,
Birk James A. Wright. English, Phila
Schooner Millie R. Bohannan, Smith,
New Orleans. Aug. 23—Clear and. steam
ers Istrur (Br). McKay, Rotterdam;
Montclair (Br). Dobson. Hamburg, via
Norfolk: Pho be (Br). Strry, Antwerp;
Banes (N'r). Trtns'ad, Puerto Cort z;
Sulnva (Nor), J hannessen, Ceiba; Jos.
Oteri, Marullo, Puerto Cortez.
Port Eads, Aug 25—Arrived, steamers
Aransas, Hopner, Havana; Montcalm (Br)
Shallis, Cape Town; Hlspania (Swd).
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 23.—En’ered,
schooner Sofa. Wil-on, New York, lght.
Entered and cleared, steamer Geo. W.
Clyde. Chichester, Boston.
Mobile, Aug. 25—Cleared, schooner Roy
a ’st (Br), Fuerstado, Bocas del Toro.
Froekhurg Pert Llmon. Ulste n (Nor),
AarsAodt, Puerto Cortez.
Sailed—Steemer El Monte. Parker, New
Ca vezton. Aug. 25 —C eared, steamer
Sabine (Am), Staples. New York.
Sailed—Steamer Sabine (Am), Staples,
Charleston. 8 ‘C , Aug. 25.—Arrived,
steamer Comanche, Fe-nnltigion, Jackson
Manchester, Aug 25 -Sailed, Sabuan.
Baltimore, Aug 26 Sailed. Barca, Bi
vji.ruih; the Joaephlre. Savannah.
Philadelphia Aug 25-Clared, H.lda.
Key West. Fla., Aug 25— Arrived
i nmeri L reprsas Bara'ow, Galveston,
and railed for New York; Miami Dei.no
Miami; Mai o te, Whit , Havana, and
tailed ter Port Tampa; schooner* Hrily
Hock, Saunders, Bonaeeo; Glazier. Me-
Do'* and Tor’uga-; reported . (T Toriug.a,
lug Walter E Luekenhach, with dredge
and three aeowa f'r Kernandlna
Char lea on, S. C., Aug 15 Arrived,
steamer Seminole, Bearse, New Yor
proceeded to Jacksonillle.
Notice to Mariners.
Pilot charts and all hydrographic Infor
mal! n wi.l be furnished masters of
- free 3>f charge in United States )
drographic office n Cus:cm Hou-e.
tains are requested to call at ihe ofti"-
Reports of wrecks and derelicts ree, id
for transmission to the navy dcpartn.e.
Per German hark Frieda for Rotterdam
3,810 barrels ro.-in, $10,456 ; 2,183 casks tu -
penline, $72,127.—Carg0 by Pater . !
Per steamship City cf Augusta for N v
York. Aug. 23.—1.481 bales upland cot; a
U 9 barrels cott-n sefd oil, 318 halos ix>
mestics, 199 harre> rice, 3 ban s res’ll
220 bariel* turpentine, 313.515 fee' lurr.b,
3'> bales sweepirgs. 8 barrel? fru: #
boxes fruit. 74 cases cigars, 5) ca?<s cah.
ton seed 01, 5 012 staves, 473 i'kgs md
Per steamship State of T?>:as for f:, .
timore —23 barrels rice, 2,403 barre's > -
In. 176770 feet lumber, 161 barrels . 0 ii
cl’, 441 pkps mdse, 149 pkg< dine sties an l
yarns 54 bales hid sand wool, 135 b r Is
p.tch, 614 sacks clay. •
FITZ WAS OFFERED A 100,000.
Rat He Refnseel a Fortnne to Throw
I|> the Fight.
From the New York World.
Robert Fitzsimmons may be for sale
but SIOO,OOO won't buy him. A Canadian of
high financial standing offered him this
amount yesterday to lose his coming
fight With Sharkey, and the lanky fellow
treated the suggestion with contempt.
The proposition looked peculiar, but Bob
said he knew it to he genuine. It came
In a letter from Montreal, which was
signed ’’R. S." The writer assured the
ex-champlon he was worth SIBO,OOO in cold
cash and gave bank references. He ex
plained how much the sum named would
mean to Fitz and endeavored to show’ how
no chances were to be taken by accpeting
It. The Canadian said he was eager to
arrange matters in order that he might
begin making bets at 10 to 8 odds.
"Your admirers are offering 2 to 1 now. '
he said, "and by gradually shortening to
100 to 80, I can place a barrel of money.
It will enable me to reap a harvest, and
in due time you can meet and whip Jef
fries and the public will never be the
The writer than went into minute de
tails, asking the Australian to decide
quickly, and to make an engagement to
meet him to-day in New’ York. He said
not a man in the big city knew’ him. and
that everything could be carried through
as neatly as the most fastidious cou >1
Fitz was told that he was getting along
in life and could no longer afford to over
look chance to provide against the future
and Insure the comfort of his family. The
communication covered four pages and
was closely written.
“I have always been your friend,” the
writer concluded, "and I hope to meet you
without fail on Wednesday."
"That is a good bit of talk.” said the
ex-champion to a reporter for the World,
"but It doesn’t count. I am not for sale,
and that is all there is to it. Secret en
gagements and shady undestandings don't
go with me. X have been fighting on the
fair and square too long to go crooked
now. The writer of that letter is in ear
nest, I have no doubt, because I believe t
know who he is.”
“What Is jour price?” asked the re
"Price!” exclaimed Fitzsimmons; "Do
you mean to insinuate that I have a fig
“Not at all. I am in search of informa
tion,” was the reply.
"Well, lam money proof. To show X
speak the truth, just before my fight with
Corbett at Carson City I was oflered $730,-
000 to lay down, and I preferred tha
sweets of victory to defeat and ill-got ten
gains. Two gankers tried (o buy tr.a
there, and they had the money ready to
pay over so soon as X consented. I re
fused to talk with them at ail, just as I
refuse to meet the man who offers ma
SIOO,OOO to bunco the public this lime."
Fitz declined io make the letter from tha
Montreal person public in whole, be 'ause
he didn't care to compromise even to
friend on evil bent. No chances were to
he taken, as the SIOO,OOO was to be : i.d
The Australian could have pocketed 'lie
money, fought to win, and the public
would not have been anj- the wiser.
Fighting men declared this trick was
turned recentlj’ b>' one of the most no:' 1
and skillful pugllsits in the countn He
accepted $12,000 as the price of losing. fro;rt
a sporting man famous for his honor: V
and then refused to carry out his p*rt < -
EPIDEMIC OF ISSASSIti tTIO\.
Three Men Waylaid Within Tnonty*
Dingess, W. Va., Aug. 23.-Ixra county
is in a turmoil of excitemenl. Court haa
just adjourned and there is no probabiiiiy
of a Grand Jury for two months to stop
Ihe epidemic of assassination which is
sweeping over the countj’.
Within twenty-four hours three men
have been waylaid. On (he headwaters
of Island creek Ira Ellis was shot 'i and
dangerously wounded from amliurh. About
the same hour l,ewis E. Elmore n i 3 h'- 1
u[>on and his horse shot from under hmi.
At 11 o’clock yesterday. Rev. Millard
Stafford was waylaid on tbe headwaters
of the Guyan by two persons who
tempted to kill him. He was shot In the
left side and nrm, but will recover. No
arrests have been made.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etr.
Bay STREET. Wau.
* Telephone #SA.
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