Harper's Weekly 07/21/1888


Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett, who left the United States navy at the
outbreak of the war to become Surgeon-General of the Confeder-
ate army, was upon last week's death roll. He was the personal
physician of Jeff Davis after the fall of Richmond, and the Con-
federate chief has often declared that but for the devotion and
skill of Dr. Garnett he would not have survived the Richn and
evacuation. Recently Dr. Garnett was elected President of the
American Medical Association.

John Wanamaker, the rich Philadelphian who paid $100,000
for Munkacsy's painting of “Christ before Pilate,” has now
bought that artist's other famous picture, “Christ on Calvary.”

—New York's colored Methodists have been holding an annual
Conference in Albany. Bishop Turner presided, and caused some-
thing of a commotion by demanding of Thomas Taggart, of the
Sullivan Street Church, New York, a candidate for admission to
the ministry: “Can you sing? I insist on all candidates being
able to sing. A preacher who cannot sing is of no account. He
is not in favor with God.” Candidate Taggart proved that he
could sing, and he is now an accepted shepherd.

Harvey Ockley, who died at a ripe old age at Hampton,
Connecticut, the other day, was proud of the fact that he had
never ridden on a railway car or steam-boat.

James Whitcomb Riley is not only an enthusiastic Republi-
can, but he is accused of having already written a dozen campaign
songs since the nomination of General Harrison, his long-time
personal friend.

—Washington is proud of the fact that not one Congressman
smokes cigarettes.

—The United States is not the only home of the railroad mill-
ionnaire. Australia has one citizen—J. G. Turnbull—who has
made $50,000,000 out of railway construction.

—One bit of campaign gossip afloat insists that Mrs. Benjamin
makes the best claret punches that ever quenched thirst
in Indiana.

—Perhaps the youngest college president in the world is the
Rev. Warren A. Candler, who at the age of thirty-two has just
been put at the head of Emory College in Georgia.

—Admiral Luce, in a public speech, has called attention to the
pleasing fact that temperance principles rule in the American navy
now as never before.

—A tournament of bicycle riders takes place at Hartford in
September, at which $2500 in prizes will be awarded. Devotees
of this sport say that it is becoming more popular every year.

—Some strange gifts reach the White House. Mrs. Cleveland
on the Fourth of July received two sixty-pound watermelons from
Reuben Jones, of Baker County, Georgia, while on the same day
Dr. Frost, of Rolla, Missouri, forwarded two live red foxes to the

Josiah Bartlett, whose statue has just been dedicated at
Amesbury in honor of the part he took in issuing the Declaration
of Independence, was the introducer of quinine as a medicine into
this country.

—The Russian physician and publicist Portugaloff declares
that strychnine in subcutaneous injections is an immediate and
infallible remedy for drunkenness. The craving of the inebriate
for drink is changed into positive aversion in a day, and after
a treatment of eight or ten days the patient may be discharged.
Even should the appetite return months afterward, the first at-
tempt to resume drinking will produce such painful and nause-
ating sensations that the person will turn away from the liquor in
disgust. The strychnine is administered by dissolving one grain
in two hundred drops of water, and injecting five drops of the
solution every twenty-four hours. Dr. Portugaloff recommends
the establishment of inebriate dispensaries in connection with
police stations.


From Sketches in Tangier, Morocco.

Design for Roof of large Apartment-House.

Garden on Roof of Ponce de Leon Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida.

From Sketches in Spain.

Roof of a House on West 74th Street, New York.

Garden on Roof of the Alcazar, St. Augustine, Florida.

Portion of the Roof of the Casino at 39th Street, New York.

Roof of a House on West 76th Street, New York.

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