AN ENGLISH LION TAMER’S TALK.
Steed of Nerve and Patience —When a
Pereon la Clawed —Explanation.
"Do you mean to say, Mr. Atherton,"
asked a reporter of the lion tamer, “that
sf I were to bring you to-morrow a inan
•ating tigor just fresh brought over from
an Indian jungle, that you would under
take to train it to . leap through hoops
and over whips, and to kiss you, and all
tlie rest of it, in two months?”
“In two months from the time that the
animal was delivered to me I would be
able to put it through the performance
which you sav. There is nothing which
you cannot do with animals if they
Aave got intellect and you have got
“But is it not frightfully dangerous?”
“Dangerous? Yes, if you have not got
nerve, and do not know how to handle
an animal; but if you have nerve and
keep your eye on his, and go the right
way about it, you never need fear any
thing. I would not hesitate to enter the
room in which the wildest animal ever
brought to this country was at large. I
have again and again entered a cage in
which a lion or a tiger has been un
chained which had never been broken
si> before. A wild animal that has not
yet been broken for the show business
sever flies at you. When you enter the
cage it will show its teeth and growl
and perhaps strike at you with its claws;
but if you keep your eye upon it and
take care that it does not attack you
from behind you are safe. No doubt it
will claw you, as these cheetahs clawed
me many times; but here is a wrinkle if
you ever happen to be tete-a-tete with
'» cheetah or any animal of the cat tribe.
When you are clawed, and you feel the
animal’s hooked talons enter your flesh,
Ain’t jump back, but go forward. If you
jump back the claws will tear away the
fleah; whereas if you go forward the
animal’s claws only make a prick.”
How do you explain the fact that
three ferocious carnivora do not spring
kt you in a room as they
at you in a jungle?”
“Well, in tire first case, most wild ani
mals are bred in captivity, and as much
accustomed to the sight of a man as a
dog or a cat. But take the case of a wild
tiger trapped in a jungle. Well, the tiger
is ferocious chiefly when the tiger is hun
gry. If a man has got a full-grown tiger
and sends it home from India, he is not
ouch a fool as to allow the tiger to go
fasting all the way. The tiger is a mar
ketable commodity, which will fetch 150
pounds sterling in the market. If you
have got 150 pounds sterling in an ani
mal, you take care it does not want its
dinner. On the contrary, you will give
it as much as it will eat, in order to im
prove its condition so that it will fetch a
better price. The consequence is by the
time the tiger has arrived in London
from Calcutta he has got fat and lazy.
He gets his meals regular, and has no
disposition to make a meal off you; hence
you can approach him, and if you are
patient and study him and humor. him
and be firm with him and never take
your eyes off him or let your back be
itumed, you can do what you like with
him. Animals are all alike; there is no
animal so ferocious but can be overcome
with kindness and patience.”
“How is it that every now and then
you hear of a lion-tamer being killed?”
“Drink, sir," said Mr. Atherton; “drink.
The performer gets a glass too much
aome day; enters the cage; fails to see
that the floor is wet and slippery; he
makes a false step and is down on his
back before he knows where he is. The
lion or tiger,as the case may be, is on his
chest; and then good-bye. As long as
you are erect, have your senses about
you, and keep your nerve, you may do
anything with the beast; but if once
your nerve is shaken, your eye unsteady,
ami you slip, the game is up."—Pall Mall
Microscopic Organisms in Waler.
When it became known that some, if
sot all, zymotic diseases are due to liv
3»g germs, the fact was recognized that
the microscopic organisms in water
might be a source of danger. Filters
were at first supposed to be of no value
in removing these organisms, but vari
umh filtering materials—such as coke and
animal and vegetable charcoal—are now
known to be very efficient when fre
quently renewed. Agitation of the
water in contact with similar porous
minis has considerable effect, while the
precipitation process for softening water
with lime produces a reduction of 98 per
cent, in the number of micro-organ
isms. Natural filtration makes the water
of many deep wells almost entirely free
from organic impurities.
For a number of months the water sup
ply of Loudon has been regularly tested,
and during the last four months of the
past year the purification processes em
ployed were found to remove from 93 to
per cent, of the invisible life forms
crowding the water of the Thames and
the Lea.—Arkansaw Traveler.
An Idea In Teaching Children.
The setting aside of the will of the late
A, D. Ditmars, of Lancaster, who left
SBO,OOO “to ascertain what children were
created to do,” leaves it for some one
else to try to develop his curious idea.
One of the features of the institution
-which he hoped to found was a room
sontaining musical instruments, tools
ased in the various trades, and other ap
pliances. When a child was brought to
ke entered into the institution it was to
be taken into this room and its actions
airserved. If the little one’s inclination
led it to the musical instruments, it was
to lie educated as a musician. If its de
sires tended toward the plane and the
saw, a carpenter’s trade would be taught
it, and so on through the list of occupa
Street railways in 233 cities and towns
rs this country are said to have in usa
5U.5000 horses and 18,850 cars.
THE SAVANNAH DAILY TIMES: WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1. 1886.
A Nestorian Bishop at Washington.
A Nestorian bishop was one of the
lions on exhibition at Washington early
in President Tyler’s administration.
Coming from a country of which we
knew little, and to a country to which
he and his countrymen were entire
stangers, ignorant of everything apper
taining to our laws, customs, religion,
and, in fine, even our name and lineage,
it was by no means strange that he
should excite a deep and lively interest
amongst the intelligent and learned of
our land. He received much kindness
and attention, and several parties were
made on his account. He pleased all,
and seemed pleased and gratified with
the hospitality extended to him. His
appearance was entirely oriental, but he
well sustained the high and holy char
acter of the office which he filled.
The bishop was about five feet ten
inches high, well proportioned, and wore
his beard long, with a curling moustache
on the upper lip. His head was covered
with a turban composed of a cashmere
shawl wound gracefully round his head
over a scarlet cap of a conical shape,
with a huge silk tassel falling over the
side. His outside garment was a black
silk gown with large flowing sleeves, and
underneath, not visible in front, was to
be seen a silk dress of a scarlet color, ex
tending nearly as low as the bottom
of the outer dress. His complexion was
of a dark olive, with jet black eyes, but
when in repose or animated affording
the most agreeable and benevolent ex
pression. He exhibited an antique Bible
in the Armenian language, written be
fore the art of printing was known, on
parchment, and read and translated out
of the same. It was a beautiful speci
men of chirography, and illustrated with
marginal notes in red ink. He gave
illustrations of the manner of writing
the Armenian language to all the young
ladies who desired his autograph. He
wrote from right to left, and used the
reed instead of the pen commonly used
with us. He had acquired a sufficient
knowledge of the English language to
speak it with considerable ease, and so
as to make himself understood. —Ben:
Zoology *of Sumatra and Papua.
The interspace between the mainland
of Australia and the southeast point of
the Asiatic continent is almost bridged
by a close-set string of islands, leaving
not a single gap half as wide as the nar
row straight dividing Hayti from Cuba.
Two-thirds of that chain is formed by
islands of such enormous size that their
flora and fauna might be supposed to
have been gathered from the drifts of a
thousand ocean currents. Papua, Bor
neo, Sumatra the smallest of them
three times as large as the state of Illinois
—are all densely covered with the finest
arboreal vegetation of the tropics. But
while Java, Sumatra and Borneo are
perfect zoological gardens of nature,
Paqua, with the same climate and the
sanw granß forests, has the scantiest
fauna of any inhabitable region of the
earth. In Sumatra, for instance, there
are wild elephants, Malay bears, tigers,
leopards, rhinoceros, musk deer; elk, ta
griss, and not less than eleven different
species of monkeys. In Paqua there is
no quadrumanus anima) of any kind, no
rhinoceros, no elephant, and not one of
the larger carnivora, not even a deer,
but only a wild pig, resembling a degen
erate variety or the domestic breed, a
small wild-cat, and various marsupials,
akin to our opossums. If the forests ever
harbored any larger game the natives
have preserved no records of the fact,
though they have a tradition that their
ancestors lived for ages in a larger and
warmer country, western Australia,
perhaps, whose droughts and famine at
last forced them to emigrate—Dr. Eelix
Excessive Drinking on Shipboard.
I doubt if ever a steamer leaves Liver
pool without carrying away passengers
in a state of hopeless drunkenness. I
crossed not long ago on the City of Ber
lin. When we were four days out the
doctor came to me an 1 said: “Well, he
is dead.” “'Who?” I asked. “The man
with delirium tremens,” said the doctor.
“He came aboard in a lively condition;
he drank to the health of every person
who came to see him off; he obtained
wine surreptitiously after we had cut off
his liquid supplies, and in a couple of
days he was raving. I’ve had a dozen
patierits of this same sort during the
year. Seasickness induces the delirium,
and they almost invariably die before
the end of the voyage.” I went on deck
that night at 11, and the passenger’s
body, sewn up in canvas, was thrown
without a word into the moonlit sea.—
Bad Digestion in Fashionable Ute.
I venture the statement that the cause
of one-fourth the cases of disordered
digestion in fashionable life is a lack of
sufficient water in the dietary. It has
become customary with men to substi
tute at their mealswines and liquors,and
women, if they do not indulge in these,
draw the line at a sew sips of ice water,
fearing, as they say, that water freely
indulged in will produce obesity, or, by
diluting the digestive fluids, induce
dyspepsia. lam aware that such doc
trines have been promulgated by high
authorities, but am nevertheless firmly
convinced that they are pernicious fal
lacies."—Dr. Fowler in Journal of Con
Goes Well Enough for Poetry.
Somebody went to Stedman,the banker
poet, the other day and asked the use of
his name to some sort of a statement
which was to appear in print. “You are
welcome to iny name," he said, “on one
condition —you must print it *E. C.‘ and
not ‘Edmund Clarence.’ Edmund Clar
ence goes veil enough for poetry, but
anywhere else it rather sticks in the
throat.” —“Halston" in New York Tinies.
Forest. In the Planet Mrs.
A French philosopher, M. Maurice Les
piault, who ranks high among astrono
mers, has lately broached the theory that
the people of the planet Mars, having
been put to discomfort by the want of
regular rains, have undertaken the af
foresting of their globe on an extensive
scale. Every one is. familiar with the
broad bands which seam the surface of
Mars, and which it has been the fashidh
to consider canals. In Proctor’s map
the name of seas has been given to these
canals. One is marked Phillips sea, an
other Beer sea, another Tycho sea, ail
other Schroter sea. and so on.
But M. Lespiault, who has studied
Mars through telescopes more powerful
than his predecessors used, concludes,
first, that the mathematical regularity of
the outlines of these so-called seas forbids
the idea that they are natural phenom
ena; and he rejects as absurd the notion
that the people of that planet can have
constructed canals over 1,000 miles long
and over fifty miles wide. He thinks it
more likely that the Martians, who in
habit a much colder world than this, cut
down all their standing wood for fuel,
that droughts ensued, and that to obvi
ate universal starvation the emperor or
grand tycoon or president of the Martian
realm compelled the people to plant lines
of forest trees extending quite round
their globe, and spreading from thirty to
sixty miles in width. It is these forests
in his notion, which we have denom
inated canals.—San Francisco Chronicle.
Numerous Mineral Springs in Russia.
It is not generally known that there
exists in the region of the Transbaikal a
multitude of mineral springs, the waters
of which are said to possess many medic
inal qualities salutary in the treatment
of various diseases. It is to be desired
that these waters were properly analyzed
and made known to the world, if the
scientific report upon them at all agree
with the popular local belief in their
The only points where any prepara
tions are made for visitors are at Daras
ourisk and Tourkinsk. But even here
the accommodation falls far short of the
luxurious, and is supplied by a person
who rents the two nearest springs from
the government. At most of the other
springs visitors are obliged to lodge in
the huts of the natives. Visitors are
sufficiently numerous in the summer,
and have been so for many years, but
they do not come from great distances,
for the reputation of the waters, though
well established among the people, has
not yet spread to the great world. There
are no doctors and few comforts. The
natives use the waters, not only for
themselves, but for their cattle. Thou
sands of sheep, oxen, and horses, suffer
ing from cutaneous maladies, are
brought to certain of these wells every
spring; the custom is an immemorial
one. —Chicago Times. i
Biggest Book in the World.
“Just outside of London they are at
work on the biggest book in the world,”
said a New York publisher the other day,
who has recently returned from a trip to
England. . “It will be more than four
times as large as Webster’s dictionary,
ane will contain something like 8,000
pages. It is to be the ideal dictionary of
the English language, and will supersede
all pre-existing authorities. It has long
been realized by scholars that the English
language is deficient in this respect. The
French have two dictionaries, that of M.
Litre and of the academy, that are far
tuperior to our own. The Worterbuch
pf the German brothers Grimms is still
more exhaustive and authoritative. Even
the Portuguese dictionary, by Vieira, de
cidedly surpasses anything in English.
But the British Philological society pro
poses to fill this yawning gap in our
reference books. They hold that a
iictionary should be an inventory of the
anguage and that its doors should be
rpened to all words—good, bad, and in
different. This new work will not be
xmfined to definitions and cross refer
mces. The life history of each word
will be fully given, with a quotation
from some standard writer, showing its
shade of meaning and the variations in
ts usage from one generation to an
>ther.” —New York World.
When we Demoralize the Stomach
By excesses or imprudence in eating, we
cannot hope to escape the consequences for
any great length of time. The most, robust
digestion must succumb to abuses of that
important function. But supposing that
we have been foolish enough to enfeeble
the stomach, is the damage irreparable ?
By no means. The dyspeptic has only to
do two things to insure his ultimate recovery.
Fiost, he should addopt an easily digestible
diet. Second, he should use with regularity
and persistence Ilos’etter’s Stomach Bitters,
the leading gastric invigorant of the age.
The multiform symptoms of dyspepsia
and the almost invariably attendant disor
ders, biliousness and constipation, will
assuredly cease to persecute the sufferer
if the above advice is attended to. Who
that has suffered the torments that chronic
indigestion inflicts will neglect to take
advantage of a remedy which, if the most
positive evidence of the medical profession
and the public is to be received with due
credence, is an absolute specific for the
NOW HAS FAITH.
I had been troubled all winter with cold
and pain in the chest and got no relief from
remedies recommended by Druggists and
Physicians. At the same time I was adver
tising Dr. Bosanko’s Cough and Lung Syrup
I had little faith but thought to try it as a
last resort, and now I believe even more than
they tell me of its curative qualities.
[From The News, Elizabethtown, Ky.]
Sold by E. J. Kieffer, Solomon & Co, O.
Bu ier and Lippman Oros.
JUST WHAT THEY ALL SAY.
Hon. D. Haynie, of Salem, 111., he says
uses Dr. Bosanko’s Cough and Lung Syrup
in nis family with the most satisfac
lory results in all cases of coughs, colds
and croup, and recommends it in particular
for the little ones. Sample bottle free at E.
3 Kieffer’s, Solomons <Si Co.’s, O. Butler’s,
and Lippman Bros.
List of Unsurpassed Bargains
FOR THIS WEEK.
Alt our vard.wlde Lawns and Batiste A few more left of those elegant White and
beautiful styles and colors, regular price ^ 8 ’ 1 Embroldere<l Robeß, closing out
choice of the entire stock irom
73/4 CENTB ' JERSEYS.
SUITIN'GJ’S* Ladles’ Black and Colored Jerseys, perfect
Boncle Lace eff-ct Dress Goods, in White, 50 CENTS.
Cream, Tan, Pink and Light Blue, regular Tersevs Black and Colored verv
price 25c, closing out at pretty style® 7 ’ colored, very
14% CENTS. ’ CENTS.
Plain and Figured Nuns Vell'ngsln Cream, HOSIBRY.
Pink, Light Blue, Navy Blue, Garnet and
Black, regular price 25c, reduced to Fine Lisle Thread and ■ Balbriggan Hose,
Black and Colored, and in,new fancy styles,
12>4L1<.N1». reduced to
42-lnoh Boncle Suitings in White. Cream, CENTS.
Tan, Light Brown, Seal Brown, Navy Blue, Summer Merino Gauze Undervests, fine
regular price 81, now selling at finish, reduced to •
48 CENTS. , W% CENTS.
The Tick we advertised for Feathers Is
White Goods. great r ““ : every ° ne 18 Burprlsed at
' ’ 12% CENTS.
50 pieces fine White Lawn In Plain, Stripe,
Check and Plaid; sold up till now at 15c, re- Bleached and Unbleached Shirtings again
duoed to this week at
8 CENTS. 5 CENTS.
S T 3 C I A. L !
500 Fine ENGLISH BRISTLES HAIR BRUSHES, with Black Celluloid Backs and Fancy
Woods, choice of the lot for
2 5 CENTS EACH.
Ladles’ Fine Muslin Walking Skirts, wide Chemise, good Muslin, corded and
ruffle and 4 tucks, hemmed,
39 CENTS. 27 CENTS.
Walking Skirts with wide Emdroldery . Chemise, well made, corded, tucked and
Flounce and Tucks, very handsome, trimmed,
75 CENTS. 40 CENTS.
Night Gowns, full length, trimmed, Fine Chemise, Embroidered Yoke, fine Muslin,
Mulln. at very nandsome,
Muun.at 49CENTS . 59 CENTS.
Night Gowns, trimmed with Lace, 16 tucks, i . Chemise, elegantly finished, fine Embroi
wldeband dery, best Cambric,
59 CENTS. I 75 CENTS.
The choice of all our fine stock of the best standard makes LIGHT CALICOES,
SATEENS, SHIRTINGS and CAMBRICS. This is decidedly the best drive of the season,
5 CENTS YARD.
ALL THE WEEK.
EARLY SPRING OPENING
of immense lines in Children’s Straw School
Hats in all the new spring styles. Ladies’
Hats, new Elowers, and Montures for
evening wear. Eu.ll line of new Beads.
The largest stock of new Millinery Goods
ever opened south of New York. Also the
first lot of the
laiy Bsautifier; or, Patent Spriog Veil.
We still continue to sell our very fine all ik
Satin Ribbons Nos. 7 at 10c., 9 at 12 1.2 c., 12 at 15c.
145 T Broughton Street.
The Latest Styles ad Best Makes.
Ladies’ Low-Quarter Shoes
Of the following celebrated Manufacturers:
CURTIS & WHEELER, Rochester N. ZEIGLER, Philadelphia; J. C.
BENNETT & BARNARD, Lynn, Mass.
A full line of those fine Shoes of J. 8. TURNER, Rockland, Mass., for which I am
agent. OPERA SLIPPERS IN ALL STYLES OF LOW-CUT GOODS. C implete line of
Gents’ and Children’s
First-class goods and low prices.
Ao.l’JH BROUGHTON STREET.
SASH, BLINDS, DOORS,
Wooiea Mantels, Altars, bn,
Aud all Styles of Church and School Finish and Furniture in Cypress,
Pine, Oak Ash or Walnut,
Mouldings, Newels, Door & Window Frames,
Office R-ailing-s, Desks, Etc.
With our own Saw Mills and controlling the product from the stump to the consumer’s
hands, gives us advantages that few possess. We have one and a half mllllou feet ol
cypress on sticks, and two of Sturtevant s Dry Kilns, each 22x100 feet long, which Insure
thoroughly seasoned stock at all times.
WiE M 188 CDM.
Keg al JOirectorg.
H. B. JACKSON. J. L. WHATLKY
JACKSON A WHATLEY,
Attorneys and Counsellors atJLaw,
U 8 Bryan Street.
8. L. LAZARON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
107 Bay street.
Over Savannah Bank and Trust Company.
W. S. CHISHOLM. B. d. EBWIN
CHISHOLM 4 EBWIN,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, jf
Abercorn street, oor. St. Julian and Bryan.
Wm. Gabbard. F. W. Mkldbim.
GARRARD & MELDRIM,
135 and 137 Bay street.
Bures E. Luster. Thob. P. Ravenel.
LESTEB 4 BaVENEL,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
B. A. Denmark. S. B. Adams
Wm. L. Gignilliat.
DENMARK 4 ADAMS,
' ttorneysand Counsellors at Law,
105 Bay street.
GEORGE A. MERCEB,
C< —jr Drayton and Bryan streets, over
G. Charlton. W. W. Mackall.
CHARLTON 4 MACKALL,
Attorneys at Law,
Office, corner Bull and Bay streets,
Office 118 Bryan street.
A. MINIS, JR.
5 Drayton street.
" HENBY MCALPIN,
Attorney at Law.
135 Bay Street.
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WILSON & WILSON,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Office over Southern Bank.
W. HAMPTON WADE,
Over Southern Bank.
Alex. B. Hawton. Henry C.Cunningham
Alex B. Lawton, Jb.
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Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Office, 114 Bryan street, Bp stairs.
Attorney-at-Law and Conveyancer.
Compiler of Chatham County Ab
stracts and Titles.
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