The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, August 27, 1900, Page 2, Image 2

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2 PILOT FOR GENERAL CUSTER. WAS FOI'RTEC\ MILES FROM THE FAMOI S 1C HE. Da lid Campbell. Old ML.onrl River Captain, the Firm Man to Hear of the Slaiißhter. 'till l.ivea in 'outh Dakota. From the Chicago Record. Yankton, S. I*. Aug. —At n little town of Covirtt • a V* :n vn ih*- Missouri from this ity. • ib* <lvanO'i ace of 71 years, re.-.:-* David i ■ service nho h* •: of Co-'*-: > re. The old mis on* •• ' right i ' wo • y*-s ir growing dim with >.■:> re* p.tig y* .r> at: 1 t r - steady, the events of the tweni;. -five > • ars oi the most exciting tinier :r. th*- history of the when h w i.s or- of the leading pilots on th.e Upper M ->* ri. are re all* 1 with as- much vividness a= if they ck -rred onl\ last month. So long was he upon the steamboats of the Big Muddy and so devoted was h*- to the art of navigating its shallow waters that even now. he says, when he *+■• to thinking of the events of h>f earlier Ilf* on the river and among the Indian- sol diers and frontiersmen, he finds himself thinking that he can hear th- .-wish of the Missouri as he usvd to hear it u* *■ was beating his boat. He was one of the first pilots to come onto the MBs* rl aft er traffi< became .-ufti :eu th*- up **t forts and trading po-\- < * -a g*- at this work exclusiv*-i>. Counties nm - he has run the sandbars S I.j ds and this city and a- many tim**- has h ascended the dangerous rapids of the * x treme upper part of th- river ;i* a time when shipwreck m.-ant sure death at the hands of the savage and ever-watchful Sioux Many tirm.- did he pilot G*-n. Custer. Gen. Terry and G* i: Miles up me tortuous Missouri and its navigable trib utaries when the Indians were bent on re sisting (he slow hut sure • n roachment of the white, a:.d many times -1 id it be ome t:e<*et>ar> for him to desert his jw>si a- pi lot and defend his boat and his passengers with the riflr. Though b*nt with years, the old man likes to dwel on h:s early river adven tures, and espe ia.iy oe* he tak in relating the events onne i with -he great Indian generals who w- r- seni int, the land of th** Dakota- ir. the o- and ‘7os to put d.wn the frequtn* Indian up risings. He was a personal friend of Gen. Custer, and new r tir s of telling of the news of that fatal hat afternoon. June 20. :87*>, when his >- Idler idol fell n prey to Si-ting Bull’s 4.VjO savage war riors. Pilot for Gen. Terry. “I was piloting on the staunch old Far West in 1876 when w*- were directed t) take on a cargo at Yankton that would be distributed at several points up the river, and then pro eed to Bismarck 'o take on Gen. Terry and his comman 1. th<i go cn to Fort Buford, two hundrtd miles farther up the river. For n a ly two years, news had been coming in from the Indian c.untiy tra- 't e rel faces were making i r parations for th* annihilation of all the wnites in th - NorthWfst. Gen Custer had gone up in 1873 with a regiment of cavalry to make a general inve.- ig.ition of the situation. H had returned to Fort Abraham Lincoln across the Missouri from Bismarck,where he had fp nt the winter of 1875->, arid had started early in June for the Big Horn country, where Sitting Bull, th** gnat medicine chief, was gathering around him a large number of warriors, and was preparing to swoop down cn ad the whites in the Dakotas. Gen. Terry was In command of the department <f th west, with h*a <j arters at St. Paul. He met us at Bismarck with a comiany of infantry, some artillery and a quantity of suppli s. We took these on board and proceeded up the Missouri to Ford Bu ford. and thin up the Yellowstone to the mouth of the Big H* rn. As soon as w'e landed. Ge n. Terry a* nt parts of his com mand cut in differ* nt directions to as certain the whereabouts of Gen. Custer, and to let him know, where he might lo k for aesls'ance, and. if necessary, for supplies. “The 26*h of-Jure was one of those very hot days that frequently come to the Da kotas in early summer. Custer had re ceived intimation* that the Indians, were not far distant, and he accordingly was proceeding slowly. Charley Reynolds, hi* chief of scouts, brought Custer word early in the forenoon that the Indians, from 1.000 to 4.'/fc strong, were encamped on a range of buttes on the west side of the Little Big Horn, four or five miles from its mouth, and tha* their camp? were so drawn up a* to indicate that they knew of his approach ar.d were prepare l for battle. On receiving this news Gen. Cus ter halted, and. with his Maff officers, guides and scouts, rode to the top of the divide On The ottter side were two miles of the slope of th** divide down to the Lit tle Big Horn, which, on account of recent rains, was running full, and extending up and down the west side of the river for a distance of two miles and back onto a range of buttes was Sitting Bull’s camp— a formidable array of 3.000 or 4.000 Indians. In order to get a closer view, the hordes were left on the east side of the brow of the divide, and Custer arid part ol his men crept info a ravine that runs down >o the river and made their way down until they could take in the whole situation. Indian i amp Dl*covered. “That is the biggest camp I ever saw.” said Custer 10 his staff officers, “and we are in luck.” They returned to their horses and prepared for an attack in the afternoon. Custer's command consisted of 700 or 800 cavalry, as fine a lot of men and horses as ever graced a battlefield. These were divide*!, one-half being p!a- ed under Maj. Reno, and the others remain ing under the direct comman*! of Custer. It was understood that Maj Reno was lo proceed south about three miU‘? and then descend the western slo\>e, cross the river and attack *he south end of the Indian oimp. while Custer would cross the river and attack the north end. “The plan was an excellent one. but it was destined never to be executed. In leas than on hour after Maj Reno's com mand left for the point of attack th- bat tle of the Little Big Horn was over and Cust*r and every one of his tbrnmand, except Curly, the Crow Indian, lay dead In the burning Lot sun of that hot June afternoon Under th*- protection of the heavy growth of timber which grew along the river. 2,000 of Sitting Bull’s best war riors, all well mounted and armed with Winchesters, descended the Little Big Horn to a point where a dry creek empties Into the river from the opposiu Hide. Crossing the river at this point and de scending the creek bed under the yrotf • non of the growth of timber usually found along creeks in that region, they cam* , up onto the prairie Immediately in Cus ter’s rear, while he was waiting for Maj. Reno to reach his point of attack, in or der that both might act In concert. In less time than it is taking me to tell it. be was completely surround*d nnd th*n eosued on** of the bloodiest battles of twenty minutes that is recorded In hL lory Fourteen Mile* From Massacre. “W'hila this was going on the Far West wa fourteen miles distant, and Gen. Ter ry** eeout* had l*-**n out for three day* loosing for Custer, but no information wnaiover could is- gained of hi* where about* At Mtrnui 7 o’clock in the morn ing of th** third day we had been lying • here, Curly. • (’rog Indian, the only ier sotj who hd aped from that Pt'il’de ilighter rushed onto th* boat Many mm on hoard could und*-r*iund ih* ooiji k*mroajr< but not one *f us could Interpret the Crow dlaic< li> gestures! and r*ber rlgtTs th* |>o r *< ard fn4|un j tried to m k# n under r arid that Cuater j i-ei red, but uii in vain. W'? j had .-ome misgivings as to his honesty fearing It wo- a ruse by which he wa? trying to get us into trouble. We worked a . the forenoon without getting any -u --isfs-Mory results. In the afternoon, how ever, Walter A Burleigh of Yankton, who w - clerk of the Fsr West, took the In iiat. into his office to make a last effort a - e> ertaining the real nature of the message. Burleigh dr*-w a map of the Yel -1 .wsTone and the Big Horn rivers, but the Indian abled the Little Big H*.*rn to the map. and with the pencil he followed the Jit e of the two rivers, from the point wheie the boat 1 y to tie pain - wne e the bank- Lad occurred. At that po.nt h made i circle, and b> dots on the pa- I• i and hv th-v wmg himiil. pro-trate n he ri or and app-aring dead, he indi cat'd that ‘the w.iite chief ' 11. 1 his m*m were dr-.jd. ] was in favor of letailing a few- m* n to prcc ed up he river at no • to s e whe h*r the Indian ha i told the t uth. iUi • apt Baker, who :n Gen. Terry's absence, was in command, dii rot l #li v- that w - La i interpret and cor r- rh w-’af th* Ir !an tad ir.t n led t * cell, and w u. j not tak the ri-k of su. it a m voti nt N t h\insr to .o on the fol lowing day 0.,e of the e'gi'eers cf the bat at i I w*n- -om* distai *- p t.e river to We had on.y nic ly oast our lineß when we heard the no se a of a horse galloping across toe prairk. On l oking up. far u.a on h bluff we cou 1 see a lone ajproa a* full gallop, (m dLsov*rlrg him to h a whre man 1 proc- eded to meet him 1 foun i it to h - Muggings Taylcr. one of the most daring scou s of the Indian country.who had been assigned duty with Maj K* no. In the skirmish w'hich had had, Taylor had became separated Lom the main con.mand. ar.d for more than three days had skulked around in ov irc's i ; - ape the Indians, and at last had got far tnougn away to attempt to hr* i Terry ; n<:l inform him of Cugter’s fail and Reno'a perilous position. We nur lied tack to the boat and delivered the :ad messag . Terry in Pursuit. “Gen. Terry in his scout* and. wih his light artillery, proceeded to the s ene of the battle. On hearing of Terry's approach Sitting Bull fled northward. There, scattered over the brow of the hill and over the slope that extends down on the west side to the Litle Big H>rr. lay Custer’s 416 brave soldiers still bleach ing in the hot summer sun. Deeomi>OFi tion had set in to an extent that many of the bodies could not be identi lled. Cus4er's body' was found a little north of the point where the thickest of the flght had occurred, and in a circu lar heap around him were a large num ber of his men. who had died in his de ft nse. Not for from where Custer lay was found the body of Charley Rey nolds. his chief of scouts. In the heat of the slaugnter he had shot his own horse, and from behind it as breastworks he had mowed down the savages Around him for some distance were evidences that scores of redskin* hid been brought down with his Winchester. “In another part of the field we found the body of Custer's brother. His scalp had been taken and his heart had been taken out It was afterward learned that early In the flght he had been singled out by Chief Rain-in-the-Face. who entertain ed feelings of the bitterest of the bitter Sioux hatred toward him because some three years ago Custer had been obliged to arrest him and have him disciplined lor a disturbance he had created on the reservafion. As soon as Custer fell, it is said. Raln-ln-the-Face cut out his heart and ate it with a fiendish relish as evidence of the satisfaction of seeing him dead. “On the divide about four miles be yond where Gen. Custer fell we found Maj. Reno and the remnant of his com mand In a most terrible condition. Reno had made an attack at the point agreed upon, but on account of the difficulty In fording the swollen river and on account of the overwhelming number of Indians he saw *he cause was a hopeles.* one. and accordingly he had withdrawn his men to the op of the hill while he could, and there threw up breastworks to pro tect them against the onslaught of the savages. The next day after the battle the sun came out scorching hot and the men jyere obliged to lie unprotected in the trenches. No relief coming, they at tempted *o get water for themselves and rheir famishing horses from the river, about two miles distant. No sooner did the water carriers get beyond the range of the rifles behind the breastworks than they were shot down by the watchful sav ages. One after another made the at tempt even after it became known it meant certain death. On the third day one after another of the horses were shot nnd their blood drunk to slacken the un endurable thirst of the famishing sol diers. Later in the afternoon of the fourth day Sitting Bull fled before Terry, and the garrison, nearly dead from hun ger and thirst, was relieved, and Maj. Reno heard for the first time of the real fate of Gen. Custer.” AID FOB STARVING !\DIA. Infest Acrnnntn of Situation In Fam ine District*. New York. Aug. 25. Lord Curzon Is happy. Rains are falling and now the famine district heretofore the abomina tion of desolation will again bloom like a garden. Still five and a half millions re main at the Government Relief Works earning three cents a day for nine hours hard work breaking stone, building tanks or making roads. When at last relief does come and these poor beggars are permitted to return home, many a vacant place in the family circle will hear witness to the terrible ravages of starvation, cholera, plague and small-pox. The crop is silll iwo months off—and that it will prove totally Inadequate is a foregone con clusion. Ninety per cent, of the farming cattle having perished, many of the farms have not t*een plowed at all and only small por tions of the most of the others; for what can the Indian farmer do without his cat tle? Were he In perfect, health, robust and strong, he might possibly, with the aid of lighter plows, a< t as a substitute, but unfortunately in his enfeebled condi tion he can lo liitle work at best and hence short rations await him for at least another year to com**. Rut even with short rations, life can be sustained provided he tan got enough to carry hime through until harvest time, and it is this great work of keeping alive those who until now have survived, that engages the I* s efforts of the Uhrlstian Herald, which has almost single-handedly undertaken the gigantic problem of life saving in a country that within its boun daries contains one-fifth of the popula tion of the en*ire world. Only yesteria.v l>r. Klapsch In behalf cf tlie Christian Herald cabled another hundr*d thousand dollars, which mean*. 1 f to just that many pejplc—for another month. Think of it a hundred thousand men. women and children in India saved from starvation frr a whole month through a s’ngle remittance from th country of the Star* and Stripes! Was there ever so unselfish a charity as thi< fir peope we shall never * © and whose v, > tl nks n a language etrnnge to us iiball never rah our eajs? Truly th s is a * hrt-tllki oh rly nnd u.ibss every word of th© Bible he untrue the people of our own country will not go without the li '-**]!/:*• promised to tiote who con * idea the poor. Hut famine'* dpo abc work *tlli con tinue* Only last month a man at Tha- Constipation llj iiffujJu , lilllouanr', heartburn, indl- K!*tkMi, anil all liver 111, are eured by Hood's Pills Bwld by all druggist), ga cant*. THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. AUGUST 27. 1900. r.a a rflief station twen y-flve mße* ?r~-m Bombay, was arrested for having buried alive his two cfciliren. Hi* story w s pitiful y* sad. He and hi- wife ar.d two • children went to the Relief Works. Th* r Lis wif* dir.d. He himself caught th* fe ver He lOJiJ not shake it eff At last, dr.veu to despair, re t.ok his cr.L reu ore right and 'eft tre >*at!or. Hi- suf f* r. s were fearfully by ho-* of h * little ones. They finally rea h**l a point where they cou.d no longer walk 1 eitn was staring him in the face. If ne id rc-t g t where help c:>uld be foun 1 t - v mu : H n rish His children were LeipL.-a, unable to continue the journey. 1 ioeke! hi- progr*a ' dug a g ave thiew thm in ar.d fi led It up. Th a fever hud made him irrespc nsihle and the government will probably act leniently in his case, but the incident demor.strntes the fearful depths which the he!.■>-* fimine vi tin s have reached during thi* t. rib> in of Providrnce Tic- great problem— greatest— row confronts Christendom in con nection wiih this most appalling tragtMy !of th* century'—ls tha- of the orphans who imi?i either be promptly c ired for or |M-r --isn Satisfies careful y gathered by mis sionaries fix the number now hopelessly destitute .t Ou uy What to do with tehst boys and girls is the paramount que.-:ion of the day in Ina,a Throughout the famine-stricken area little children aie wandering about asking of any who will listen to their small, plaintive voices: Ma bah hunione Khavanu Kahan ' which, translated means. “Where can we get something to eat The traveler in India sees this spectacle daily—little chil dren reduced to skeletons by starvation asking their way to the nearest poor house Orphan asylums are almost un known among the Hindus. A few have l*ren organize] this year, but their facil ities are so limited that not half of one per *nt. can be a comroodated. The missionaries on the other hand have ex ercised ln*eiiigent forethought and have doited the famine disiri* t with large com modious buildings for their accommoda tion. But where are the means for their en tertainment to come from 0 It costs sls a year to shelter, feed, clothe, and educate a child. Were they to take 100,000 it would mean ll.auO.uOO a year and who will give this vast aum? The Christian Herald has cabled its guaranty to support o.wO, with the prospect of taking another 5,000 before the end of the year. That leaves Ou.uOo still to be cared for. Now it is proposed to afford Christian people the world over opportunity to adppt these orphans, to name them, to designate in what denominational orphange they are to be cared for—to select edther boys or girls and to receive quarterly reports concerning their progress. The plan is beginning to work and at the present time about 100 a day ore being thus provided for. But more must be taken and taken quickly or they will perish. These boys and /girls will be the means of civilizing India and they must be looked after. Twenty thousand ought to be adopted aft er this plan immediately, and any reader who may feel inclined to save a boy or girl and will undertake the support for a single year, will do a w'ork entitling him to recognition at the hands of Him who said “Inasmuch as ye do it to one of these little ones ye do it unto me.” and will be included in the Divine Roll of Honor. If interested, address the Christain Herald, New York, for full particulars. Gilson Willets. MEA.MXU OF THE TEIIM ES<L Few Who I we It Have the Fatnteat Idea About It. Marquise* de Fontenoy in the Washing ton Post. Lord Londonderry’s ©diet just issued in his capacity as postmaster general to the effect that tb~ faim of address known as “esq.” should be u*ed in addressing all male corrfspondents, “unless th r y are evidently laborers, domestic servants, or tradesmen.’ and adding that "depositors in postal savings banks are not entitled to the designation ‘esq.’ is likely to lead to a vast amount of discussion. Not cn-* in ten thousand of the people who daily make use cf the letters “esq ’ in a Idrts ing letters has even the la nt ♦st idea of the real meaning and Import ance of the t* rm; the majority cf them, indeed, have p < bably never given th'* matter th ught, no more than they have to the title of ‘ Mr.” or “Mrs.’’ Still 1-fs is it understood by foreigners, to whem it is a never failing rource of per plexity. and who in their courteous an xiety to do the right thing often add the word “esq.” in full at the end of a name already adorned with a prefix of “Mr. Strictly aj eaking, the word “esq.” is a nobility tide, a fact which will doubtless astcnl-h many cf in this country who, while professing a truly republican contempt for such gewgaws as honor ific distinction, make a constant and daily use of the term It is the English equiv alent of the German “edl r.” with the article “von;'* of the French “gentll homme.” with a partie’e “de;" of the Spanish “hidalgo,” or "don;” of the Port uguese “hidalgo, or "den;” and of the Dutch “jonkh* er,“ with th par icle • van.” Being a nobiliary title, only 1 mited number of people have a legal right to he adrea-ed as ©sfiulre.’’ They may he divided into two cla-ses, namely, those who are esquires b>' virtue of in heritance, and those who are esquir<* ex officio. The latter comprise duly ordain ed clergymen of the Church of England, judges, magistrates, deputy lieutenant© of counties, commissioned officers in th* army, navy, and civil service, and mem bers of the bar The nobility of the?e be ing ex-officio. Is of a purely personal na ture. and cannot l e transmitted to their children, who hove, therefore, no legal i right to their father's title of “esquire.” The other “esqultes" are either persons ! who have received front the crown a i grant of armorial bearings, or who are the ! lineal male descendants “legally begotten I of the original grantee of the coat of i arms.” stub, for instance, as Mr. Scrope, 'of Danby, whose ancestor in 181*9 was 1 able to prove in a court of law that his I nobility was far superior to that of the I (Irosvenors, although he himself remained ! G. Scrope, esq., while the present chief of the Grosvcnors bears the title of “Duke i of Westminster." I Sir Bernard Burke, perhaps the gre iteat 1 heraldic authority of the present century, declares that “ieerß. baronets, and es i quires entitled by Inheritance *o armorial | bearings constitute the nobility of Great | Britain nnd Ireland. Strictly speaking, bankers, physicians, manufacturers, mer chants. actors, profes-or*. and Journnlists. etc., nre none of them entitled ex-officio to the addition of the word “esq.” t© i iheir names, and c.innot put forward any | . ialm or pretention thereto It is accorded to them merely by courtesy, by a wish to please t!i* m by addressing them with a title which do** not Udong to them, but for which they long. Just on this partic ular ground it Is used more frequently by , well-bred persons In addressing poop c of this class than those wno are “esquired’* Iby right. The latter, sure about their duly defined rank, ate not so tenacious | about the mutter, whereas the former are terribly sensitive on the subje t. and are apt to resent any neglect to affix the magic “esq.’" to their patronymic as an ungraceful temlnder of the Inferiority of their social statu*. The result U that while for motive* of delicacy and courtesy considerate people make a point of dub bing “esq.” those of th**lr acquaintances nnd correspondents who have no right to the title, especially in their communica tion* whh tradesmen to whom they may happen to owe money, they a*Mom make iim* of th<- word among th*m**lva*. *uv* In ih fnoNi formal and ceremonious com* munhatlcio Thus you may address the Duke of Norfolk’s cousin a* "Mr.” How ard without danger of incurring his wrath, Hi t wot Ih t.b you If you date to use the prefix Mr ’" in directing even the i most Inforn J *n i muni* utU n o liar > I Jones r Thomas Hmlth la*i J Londonderry * edict la a vary fool .!*h end unnecessary one.-a rut his ord *r mat the wont ' esq." is not to be used in the case of postal communications a.i- to tradesmen and poet office sav gs bank depositor- .s likely to cost the Conservative party many a sorely nec-d --r i vote a: the next general ejection. Prince Emeric Thurn and Taxis, amo has just been gathered to his fathers a: Vienna, was for many years one of the most conapicuou6 figures of society in the Austrian capital, being known to every m n. woman, and child by the black s .k band which lie wore over his left eye, w : h bad been des roved a: the battle of Temesvar in Hungary in 184$ In th*> war of 1866. against Prussia. he com manded the Second Division of light oa . - i-try. and was subsequently appointed grand master of the horse to the Emperor i Austria. Thi* post he held until the y**ar IS9I, when he resigned it. in conse quence of a contretemps in connection with a visit to Vienna of Emperor Will iam It was during tne grand maneuv er- of the Austrian army. William. *>u account of his withered arm. is unable to mount his horse without a mounting blo*k or step ladder. Owing to some ne glect on the part of the officials of the department of which Prince Em eric Taxis w i- the chief, neiiher block nor step lad der was at hand, and William, being un able to mount without them, had ectuallj' to be lilted bodily into hi* saoole by three •roopers. greatly to his disgust and mor :'Aeration. For if there is one thing above all others about wnlcb he is keenly sen sitive. it is about his crippled arm, tue disadvantages in connection with which he manages as a rule to conceal with a most extraordinary cleverness. His host, the Emperor of Austria, visited this an noyance to his imperial guest on the head of Prince Thurn and Taxis with the re sult that the latter handed in his reaig nailon. and disappeared from a court at which he had been quite the tallest man. Since then he has lived in such strict re tirement that the news of his death ex cited no little astonishment at Vienna, owing to the impression which prevailed that he had died long ago. FAMOUS PAINTER A SLAVE. Ho Declare* He Belong* to Hl* Pic ture Seller. Pene Dußois in the New York Journal. “I belong to my picture seller,” said the most fashionable of our painters last night at a country dinner. w*here we enjoyed ourselves as one is bored in the society that enjoys itself. “Because of his avid ity 1 lost the right to be a man and had to resign myself to be a great man. At his word, by his order, I produce a quan tity of masterpieces, delightful, awfully original, fine and exact, and made to cap tivate the fashionable people. “Oh. if my works were sometimes bad a ray of hope might come to me, but a fashionable painter has not the right to work badly! My pictures are always dis couragingly perfect. My picture seller and his silent partners live of them, marry from them their daughters to earls, build factories with them. They make of me a fashionable man, a sportsman, a nabob, everything except an artist, for I have nor the permission to create anything other than marvels.” “How did your picture seller manage to capture you?” I asked. The painter replied: “My first can vases. framed in incandescent borders resembling gardens of gold, gathered around his windows all the rich strangers that walk on Fifth avenue and were sold to them easily for £/)0 each. He said. ‘I will agree to pay you 5250 for every paint ing that you may make, be it of a piece of stuff, a nutshell or nothing, and you may paint as many pictures as you wish.’ If he had been sincere, he would have said ‘as I wish.’ “I signed a contract that entangled me in threads more complicated than those that the Liliputians wound around Gulli ver. A clause of It said that my picture seller, in consideration of the advertising that he gave me. was to receive a third of th*- prices paid for works sold in my studio directly, without his intermediary.” “That SF-ems Juet.” I said. “As just.” he replied, ”as the electric volt that kills a man in a chair. Soon, orders of art lovers came direct to me in masses. To remain a true artist, I should have restricted the number of my w’orks; hut to remain a business man, my picture seller had to force me to create master pieces more numerous than grains of sand on the beach. And he is a business man. A clause of our contract that I may not recite to you. because it forms an octavo volume, gave to my Barnum the task of furnishing my studio and of giving to me a material environment ex pressive of my glory. “He bought the house where I live, filled It with nrt objects, Japanese em broideries on satin swords, motber-of pf arl stools and sunshades. I was to re pay him in Installments. In less rime than it takes to write a tragedy in five acts, I owed him SIOO,OOO. I have paid the debt, so easy it Is nowadays to sell pictures. I might have gc* rid of him. then, but I did not dare to get rid of him. because he is ever ready to advance me $5,000. “And why do you ever want $5,000?” I asked. He looked at me curiously, and seeing that my question had been ingenuous, re plied. ‘Because I am a fashionable paint er.” Thus. T learned that slavery, abol ished ut Dahomey, flourishes still in New York. "Poor, but not a slave.” I said, “is good old Bergstrom, translating the “Pentaur.’ an Egyptian poem of 25.000 verses on the campaigns of the Ahmenoteps against the Kbetas.’’ But the painter replied lacon ically, “He owes eight years ot wages to his cook.” ST. LO I I* THE WINNER. Took the Gnme From f Jilcngo on n Score of (l to :t. Rt. Aug. 20. St. Louis succeed’d to-day In winning from Callahan. The Chicago twirler was hit hard and at op portune times. Attendance, 7,000. Score: R.H.E. St. Ix>uis 1 000 3 2 0 0 x—o 14 1 Chicago 0 0000 2 1 0 o_3 7 3 Raiteries-Jones and Criger; Callahan. Dexter and Chance. A Game of 1 to O. Cincinnati. 0.. Aug. 2**.—A base on halls to Barrett. Crawford’s sacrifice and lie k ley’s hit gave the locals the only run of the game in the first inning. Both pitch er’s were in fine form and brilliantly sup ported Atendance. 4.428 Score: RH E Cincinnati 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (V-i 3 0 Pittsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o 1 Pa 1 terlcs—Hahn and Kahoe; Phllllppi and Schriver. Other Gome*. At Buffalo—Buffalo, 7; Cleveland. 3. At Milwaukee—Milwaukee. 7; Minneap olis, 3. —A William McKinley of Unionvllle, Mo., Is t© lea stump speaker for the Republicans In the Kentucky campaign. The ne*t l*re*cr:|f lon far Mnlnrln, Chills nnd Fever, la a bottle of Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic. It is simply Iron and quinine In a tnstel *ss form. No cure —no pay. Price hoc —ad. iPKcm xoTictcs. LANGE WAIIt&IIOItfK IM) OK PICK to rent, located head of Broughton *tret, on Writ Brad, now oru* pel by ih- Hav.m ah Carr.age and WaM>n Cos As they will gv* up buelr •*** In Hu city June l, I of fer I for tnt from that date n. I*. SMART NOT A PROPOSITION, BUT AN ESTABLISHED FACT. ALWays good J. PIMCSSOHN & CO.. 30 Bull St, cor. Congress st. lane. BONDY & LEDERER, Hakers, New York. MEETINGS. MAGNOLIA ENCAMPMENT NO I, 1. O. O. F. A regular meeting of 'his encampment will be held this (-Monday) evening. Every member is earnestly requested to attend. The Patriarchal Degree will be confer red. C. A VETTER, Chief Patriarch. JAS. VAN BER3CHOT, Scribe. SPECIAL NOTICES. @ (D ATTENTION, SAWMILL MEN AND HOO-1100. Any saw mill men, Hoo-Hoo. or candi dates who should be unable to get to Tybee on the special train leaving Tvbee depot. Savannah, at 11.39 a m.. Tuesday. Aug. 2S, dan take a train that will leave Tybee depot at 1:15 p. m.. Savannah time, and reach Tybee in ample time for the Concatenation. Suwanee Springs Cos.., Fla.: Gentlemen—ln the fall of 1892 my wife became a sufferer of the inflammatory rheumatism, pnd my family physician with others as good as the state affords living in Hawkinsvllie, Qa.. began treat ing her for same, and no relief could she get. I was advised by my uncle, p. A. Robuck. now living in Cochran, Ga.. who had visited the springs, and found such great relief for the kidney disease he had so long been a sufferer of. and knowing of the waters to he good for rheumatism, as I had tried a.l patent medicines I saw advertised, and no relief could she get, after suffering for months and becoming almost a hopeless invalid. I brought her to Suwanee Sulphur Springs in Florida, and after staying there seventy days she could get about lively and quick as any one. and felt no symptoms of pain after the seventy days. We returned to Hawk insvllle, Ga.. and she still improved in health and flesh, and was finally cured by nothing but the waters used from Su w'anee Springs. Our Attle girl. Almira, at the same time we visited the springs was & months old. At the age of one month, it was afflicted with a dreadful breaking out all over its face and body, eyes begun to inflame, and we thought for a time it would lose the sight. It troubled us very much We called in a doctor, who did not think there was much the matter, but the chlkl continued to grow worse, and it was suffering so much and was so fretful that we had no rest night or day. We did everything we could, but brought no relief to the little sufferer. I tried ev erything at hand, or that I could hear of. but without the desired effect. Ai>out this time we got to the springs. In a few days I could tell it. was improving, and in less than two months it was perfectly well. Splotches all left the skin; it is now a healthy child, and has a bright-good eye and fair skin as you wish to see. Ever since I was 15 years old I have had catarrh of the head. I tried all kinds of medicine and the best physicians for 15 years, but without any benefit. When I visited the Suwanee Springs with my wife for the rheumatism. I found the water was a cure for catarrh, and after using it a while my head began to feel clear, my breath got pure and sweet, and I have never been troubled with neuralgia, and but very little with catarrh since. It is an Instant and permanent cure for neuralgia and erysipelas. I regard It as the best all-round medicine in the world. Asa blood purifier It has no equal, and it is a sure cure for rheumatism and all skin diseases. I cannot say too much in praise of the Suwanee Sulphur Springs. * With grati tude, I am yours ruly, P. T. McGRIFF. All you can drink for 5c at Livingston’s. LEVAN’S TABLE D’HOTE DINNERS. 60c-D INNER—SOc. Dinner 1 to 3 and 6 to 9. Monday, Aug. 27. Claret Wine. SOUP. Cream of Celery. FISH. Whiting ala Boullettes. Potatoes ala Julienne. Sliced Tomatoes, with French Dressing. Queen Olives. Chow Chow. Mixed Pickles. ENTREES. Braised Calf’s Liver ala Bretonne. Boston Baked Beans. BOILED. Gold Band Ham and Cabbage. ROASTED. Prime Ribs of Beef au jua. VEGETABLES. Mashed Potatoes, Boiled Roasting Ears. Rice, Stewed Tomatoes, Candled Yams. PASTRY AND DESSERT. Pear Pie, Assorted Cakes,-Fruits. Cheese, Crackers. Tapioca Pudding. Wine Sauce. French Coffee. LEVAN’S CAFE AND RESTAURANT, 111 Congress street, west. THE TIME OF ALL TIMES. Have renovated at once your mattresses, feather beds, etc., by our steam medica ted process. (The only plant in {savan nah) that overcomes all Impurities, whether contagious or otherwise. Have reduced renovation of feathers for Au gust as follows: Feather b*ds from $5.00 to $3.80. bolsters from $1.50 to 51.(0. Pillows from 75c to 50c. Cotton, moss and hair mattresses made to order. Will save you money. Work guaranteed. NATIONAL MATTRESS AND RENO- ! VATING CO.. Bell phone 1186. 331 DraytoM *tret. i BONDS EXffit t ll ii By the American Bonding and Trust < otnpany of Baltimore. We are au;hor- Ized to execute hn-al.y (imm dlately U|>on application), all bonds in Judi D1 pro c*fdirg In either the state or Uniud S:ate* courts, ai.<l of administrators an i gust dlans HEARING & HULL. Agents Telephone 731. Pro'l lent Bulid'ng #25,000. Or.t ot our clients bs plsced In our hand* 835,000 to losrv on good Sjvnnn-h real estate et letisonnble rstes of Interest BECKKTT * UkCttJkTT. M I‘iwiJiul itiMl, cm amiseme.vts. One Week, commencing TO-NIGHT, (except Tuesday night), (.1 ) WOODWARD and his excellent company, presenting Nat Goodwin’s success, “A GOLD MINE.” Prices—loc. 20c and 30c. Matinees daily, commencing Wednes day, 3 p. m. gAVANNAH THfiATER. ONE XI&HT— TUESDAY, AUG, 28, The world famous prestidlgitateur, HERRMANN THE GREAT, In a monster programme of New Magical Sensations, Musical Interpolations by the famous 5 NOSSES. Trices—sl.oo. 75c. 50c and 25c. Seats now on sale. BUSINESS NOTICES. FOR Ballard's Obelisk Flour Send to HENRY SOLOMON & SON, Bay and Jefferson streets. CLEANLINESS Is Next to Godliness. Phone, office 700. Phone, works 499. •fecial, notice*. mnsTmKff City of Savannah. Office Director of Public Works, Savannah. Ga.. Aug. 27, 1900. —Bids will be received at this office until Friday. Aug. 31, 1900, at 12 o'clock noon, city time, for furnishing feed as follows: No. 1 Timothy hay, per 100 pounds; best quality feed bran, per 100 |ounds; best quality corn, per bushel; best quality mixed oats; to be weighed at the city lot. Envelopes to Ik marked "Bids for Feed.” The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids to be opened in the presence of bidders. GEO. M. GADSDEN, Director. PROPOSALS WASTED. City of Savannah. Office Director of Public Works. Savannah, Ga . Aug. 27. IW.—Sealed proposals will be received at this office until Friday, Aug. 31. 1900, at 12 o'clock noon, city time, to furnish the city of Savannah with supplies until Sept. 30, 1900. All proposals must be made on official forms, which can be secured at this office on and after this date. Envelopes to be market! "Proposnls for Supplies.” The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids to be ojtened in the presence of bidders. GEO. M. GADSDEN, Director. BIY ONLY THE BEST GINGER ALE. The best is the Wheeler Brand of Bel fast Ginger Ale. made by Wheeler A Cos., of Belfast, Ireland, from the celebrated Cromac springs of mat city. These springs are the properly of Wheeler & Cos., henoe no other Ginger Aie manufac turer in Ireland has (hose waters but themeeives. The Wheeler Ginger Aie is made from pure Jamaica Ginger Root and cot from Red Pepper, as others are; one U deleterious—the other is a tonic. For Healthfulness and Purity the cele brated Wheeler brand of Belfast Ginger Ale is the best. LIPPMAN BROTHERS, Sole Southern Agents. Savannah. Ga. MOSQUITOES j will not tronble you if you ole NUOOUISKEET. Kt la u iileaiaot perfume. MELDF.RMA la a toilet powder that tnnlantly ilia pela tbe disagreeable odora arising from peraplrn tlon. OI.D STYLE COLD CREAM sires quirk relief for auu bnrna and akin troublea. SOLOMONS CO. LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER. Wo have the largest stock of the best goods. Get our prices before you pay mote to others. ANDREW HANLEY COMPANY. PLASTERERS’ AM* MASONS’ SLp. PLIES, Cement. Lime, plaater. Hair and River Band. Prompt delivery. Reaaonabi price. SAVANNAH BUILDING SUPPLY CO., Corner biayton utid Congrcaa. Phone iU. 1111. W u TO f LEAN t AH PETS. lie only n> 10 git your carpets prop er y taken up. . Ihii. and an I taken .are .f for ti e autnn nr I* 10 turn the Job uier to the District M is't g r und Delivery Cos lelapht n- or ca lai ;i.< m.i itgumary at <e', ad the. v ill m.,k you an in. Ilia’.* mi ihr coat of the work Pittas rcjs.ia l.' They u|.<j p g, n, v ail I •loia fuinl’ur. mi I ' let,, a C. li. MLLLOCK, Eupt. and Mgr. LEOPOLD ADLER. JNO. R DILLON" President. Cashier C. T. ELLIS. BARRON Ct -e B Vice President. Asst. Cashier"^ The Chatham Bank SAVANNAH. Wili be pleased to receive the accoun,. Ot Merchants. Firms, Individuals p* and Corporations. * Liberal favors extended. Tnsurpased collection facilities irk - ing prompt returns. SEPAHATE>AVINGSDEPARTMENT INTEREST COMPOHIDED QL'ARrEH. LY OX DEPOSITS. Safety Deposit Boxes and Vaults r rent. Correspondence solicited. The Citizens Bank OF SAVANNAH. CAPITAL, $500,000. Ar “**-—k.. liauVsag Business. solicits Accounts of IndlTldnal s Merchants, Banks auk other Cars*, rations. Collections huIlH with sl. ty economy anti dispatch. Interest eomiionnded quarterly allowed on deposits in our ST| nn Department. Safety Deposit Boses and Vaults. ‘ BRANTLEY A. DENMARK. Presld... MILLS B. LANE, Vice President GEORGE C. FREEMAN, Cashier. GORDON L. GROOVER, Asst. Cnskl** SOUTHERN BANK of th© State of Georgia. CaPHal '....3500.0M Surp;us and undivided profits 149; M DEPOSITORY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. Superior facilities for transacting a General Banking Business. Collections made on all points accessible through txinks or i bankers. Accounts or riuiiks, sici._ij.tiis and others solicited. Safe Deposit Boxes ' tor rent. Department of Savings, interest payable quarterly. Seils Sterling Exchange on London fi and upwards. JOHN FLANNERY. President. HORACE A. CRANE. Vice President JAMES SLELTVAN. Cashier. DIRECTORS; JNO. FLANNERY. WM, W. GORDON E. A. WEIL. W. W. GORDON Jr H. A CRANE. JOHN M. EGAN. LEE ROY MYERS. JOSEPH FF.RST H. P SMART. CHARLES ELLIS. EDWARD KELLY. JOHN J KIRBY. imMMi CAPITAL, f350,000. Accounts of banks, merchants, corpora tlons and individuals solicited. Savings Department, interest pMd quarterly. Safety Boxes and Storage Vaults for rent. Collections made on all points at rea sonable rates. Drafts sold on all the chief cities of the world. Correspondence invited. JOSEPH D. WEpD, President. JOHN C. ROWLAND, Vice President. W. K. McCAULEY. Cashier. THE GERMANIA BANK SAVANNAH, GA. Capital $2U),000 Undivided profits 50.uJ0 This bank offt-rs its services to corpora tions. merchants and individuals. Has au.hority to act ns executor, ad ministrator, guardian etc. Issues drafts on Hie principal cities in Great Britain and Ireland and on the Continent. Inter* s raid or compounded quarterly on deposits in the Savings Department. Safety Boxes for rent. HENRY Bl UN, resident. GEO. W TIE DEM AN. Vic? President. JOHN M HOGAN, ('ashier. WALTER F. HOGAN, Ass’t Cashier. No. IG4O. Chartered, 1860. —THE— Mil !■! 11 OF SAVANNAH. CAPITAL, $50,0-. SURPLUS. SIOO,O 0. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY. J. A. (J. CARSON, Pre id nt. REIRNK GORDON, \ i President. W. M. DAVANT, Cashier. Accounts of larks and bankers, chan's and corporations received up n the most favorable terms consistent with safe and conservative banking. THE GEORGIA STATE BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION. Assets over SBOO,OOO, 5 PER CENT, per annum allowed on deposits, withdrawable on demand Inter est credited quarterly. ti PER CENT, per annum on deposits of even hundreds, withdrawable at annual periods. GEO. W. TIEDEMAN, President. B. H. LEVY. Vice President. E. W. BELL. Secretary. C. G. ANDERSON. JR.. Trefisurer. OFFICE. 15 YORK STREET, WEST. For Rent, Residence 118 Gaston street, west. All conveniences. Can be rented from Ist August. Apply to CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM PROVEMENT EO., IT liryan Street, East. fo Nemer WS. For aale, a Forvalth Newspaper Folder; wlil fold sheet -• xh.. It Is In good order, j Price tIOO. It coat originally 11,100, t>u> we have no use for It and want the room I It occupica. It will ba an Invaluable adjunct t * D f newspaper offlee. Addrese MORNING NEWS, laraauh. Ga. i ■. a . *~ IF YOU WANT aoon MATERIAL arid work, order your lithographed “ n< * printed stationer? and blank book* troa Mi rn lug News, Haven nab. Oa