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A HOT Ml) OF SENSATION.
ATLANTA FURNISHES SOME VERY
▲ Negro Company Tender? Gov. Gor
don Its Services as an Escort to the
Washington Drill A Prominent Rea!
Estate Agent Takes to His Heels - The
Forsyth Prohibition Case Decided
.Against the Temperance People The
Salvation Army Barracks Project on
Atlanta. Ga., April 15.—The following
Supreme Court decisions were handed
City of Conyers vs. Kirk & Cos.: from
Mrs. L. F. Ayeock vs. John Runnolds;
from Rockdale. Affirmed.
Livingston et al. vs. Langley; from New
Turner et al. vs. the Mayor and Council of
Forsvth. Affirmed. This was the Forsyth
prohibition case, the facts of which were
Wired the Nkws last night. In sustaining
the court below the Supreme Court said it
was simply because the complainants had a
remedy by certiorari, and therefore the
court below was l ight in refusing the extra
brin iary writ of prohibition. •hi the merits
of the case he said that the ordinance com
plained of was invalid and could not. lie en
forced bv the City Council. It is likely the
Forsyth City Council wilf accept tins as
final and abandon the ordinance.
Pursuant to a call issued some weeks ago
by Commissioner Henderson for a prelimi
nary conference to be held here to-day by
those interested to confer as to the expedi
ency of holding an interstate agricultural
convention, a large meeting was held in the
FVmn'e chamber this morning There were
gait. Gov. Gordon, J. T. Henderson,
missioner of Agriculture; Samuel Bar
of Wilkes; W. L. Peek, of Rockdale;
;. Harrell, of Webster; W. H. Felton, of
on; John A Cohb, of Sumter; G. W.
Jordon and J. P Brown, of Pulaski; A. C.
Greer, of Bibb; J. O. Waddell, of Polk; I*
F. Livingston, of Newton; J. B. Jones, of
Burke; Primus W. Jones, of Baker; T. J
Flake, of DeKalb; A. D. Candler, of Hall;
■V A Stewart, of Henry; J. Y. Curmiolmel.
of Coweta; G. W. Benson, of Cobb; R. W.
Everett, of Polk; C. H. Smith and J. 0.
(McDaniel, of Bartow.
SOUTH CAROLINA REPRESENTED.
Hon. A. P. Butler, Commissioner of Agri
culture of South Carolina, and Messrs.
Cammoud and Wolford, of Spartanburg,
Were present and ware invited to partici
pate in the proceedings.
Gov. Gordon was called to the chair and
extended a welcome.
Congressman Candler presided the greater
poi ton of the time, the Governor being
trailed into the executive office. It was de
rided to hold an interstate convention at At
lanta on the third Tuesday in August..
The convention is to he made
Up of delegates of one from each
bounty in the States of North and South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi. Arkansas, Tennessee. Louisiana
and Texas. The object will lie to consider
file condition and wants of agriculturists,
Inquire what legislation, State or national,
needed and investigate such measure's as
will advance the fanner and interest and pro
|onote the general prosperity of the several
CONDITION OE THE CONVICTS.
E. T. Khubriok. assistant keeper of the
penitentiary made hi;, monthly report to
Hie Governor to-day of the condition of the
teonvicts .in tlw oa.nps for March He re
torts the*camps and convicts in good condi
tion Out of 1, ‘3 •> convicts the percentage
of sickness is less tiffin 1 ' 4 .
Moses Bentlv, Captain of the Georgia
Cadets, of Atlanta, a coloi-ed company, has
(formally offer"; the company as an •■mxirt to
•he Governor on his trip to Washington at
the national encani|mient It is lielieved
that somebody lias put up a job on
A. H. Hutchinson w as to-day commissioned
Second Liefltenaut of the Hancock Van
The Governor today- offered a rewai'd of
$l5O for the arrest, and delivery to the
Sheriff of I'ulasici county of Ben F. Wil
liams, indicted for forgery.
FLIGHT OF A REAL ESTATE AGENT.
John Kershaw, of thti city, has sworn out
n warrant against R. H. Knapp, for ycatv.
a prominent real estate dealer hero, ehargirg
him with lar.-eny after tinst. The v.-ufranr
he it t that two years ago Mr. Knapp -old u
la uttAfi lo for All. Kerehaw to James
f. Harrison of thiaerty m-i <■ ule.-t •! ism:
KatuLaM, mMcb :h>' --i-iiin.
so. All efforts of
Bailiff Owens to serve the warrant on Knapp
have proved fruitless. He cannot be found,
and his friends assert that he has left the
city for parts unknown. Mr. Knapp came
to Atlanta from Canada several years ago,
and, being a well-educated man of genial
manners and shrewd business sense, soon
tnalc a host of friends and won tlie confi
dence of the business community, which he
retained until within a recent period. It is
rumored that he has been guilty of much
other disreputable conduct,, which will come
to light soon.
THE SALVATION ARMY BARRACKS.
The Salvation Army have concluded to
Bert permanent barracks in this city. Capt.
la Brack** - announced to-night, at a
crowded meeting that W. I*. Findluv, W. P.
Italian. W. A. Moore. J. B. Hawthorne,
George Muse, L. P. Grant and Green T.
Dexia all prominent men of means, liarl lioen
choeen as a Board of Tru-d/es to build the
barracks. Th<* Captain also stated that
•5 ,000 has been raised for the object, atui the
trustees say that the sum will not be enough
and that they will raise #25,000 to put up a
Photographers Take Negatives but
Fall to Deliver Finished Pictures.
Hoboken, Ga., April 15. Two men,
claiming to represent the photographic es
tablishment of B. F. Goth well, of Thoinas
ville, are going the rounds of the saw mills
in this section baking photographs, for
which they collect in advance. They
forward tlie negatives to Thomas ville and
promise their patiDns that they will receive
them in a week nii-ely finished. During a
lour day’* stay in this town they reduced the
exchequer about $25. After waiting p
tiently nearly a month for the arrival of
the coveted pictures without, receiving
them citizens wrote to B. F. Gotliwell, who
informed them the parties were indebted to
him and that he held some negatives of
theirs which he would not finish; oonse
nuently we are minus our cash. They played
i.... game at. other mills, and recent
leads us to think they are oper
jUting at; ' sent between Wayerous and Ha
VgUOAh. 1 They are middle-aged men. well
ffnMtd, apparent i v foreigners, act In a very
misiiMw 'ike manner and invariably suc
wwea in their imposition.
A GROWING COAST TOWN.
Points About u New Railroad and
Ooeeip About Personal Matters.
Ckdab Kjcy, Fla., April 14.—The Board
ol Trade has been fully organized, directors
el* -'ted and committees appointed.
The early building of the railroad from
Hi milord to this plane liecomt* more certain
•lay by day, and a bill is now Ixffore the
Ix-gisiatsm- to cliarUu' a mail from Daytona
via * ('Vila to Cedar Key, Tluw is no doubt
that tiie eioallanctc* of soil, timlier and re
pairce* of tills section have at last attractmi
the attention of jMnS|x-tiiiK capitaJists and
the rxiuntry will mum Iw ds>velo|id fully.
New UprUgi Htfle* Ui lists, (Mias' Furnlsking
otv., u( Appel a Schaui , l(el CviwruM
Mickle.iohn Secures a Postponement of
the Hearing Till Monday.
Macon. Ga.. April 15. —Yesterday after
n in Off!-or Goodroe arrested Frank M.
y: i klo.iolin at the home of his father-in-law,
J Adamson, near Tatnall Square. He was
arrested on the charge of attempting to
forge a check on the Exchange Bank signed
"Central City Ice Company. Abe Ellis,
Manager.” The check was presented at the
Exchange Bank by an unsuspecting country
man named Welch. Abe Ellis, manager of
the ice works, swore out a warrant
against Mieklejohn and he was lodged
in jail. He was carried be
fore Justice Freeman this morning
and asked a postponement of the hearing
until Monday. He was placed under a SSOO
bond. Failing to give this he was recom
mitted to jail. Mieklejohn stood opposite
the bank while Welch went in to present the
check. Tiie officials pronounced it forged,
and Welsh then pointed out of a window to
Mieklejohn as the man who had told him to
get it cashed. Mieklejohn rail away.at the
approach of officers, but was subsequently
arrest-si as stated.
The Mere Whisper of a Railroad Starts
Talk of a Boom.
Fort Gaines, Ga., April 15. —1 tis
learned that Columbia, Ala., is o tsiom
and that much excitement | >erv cs that
quiet little town over news br< 'lit by
Capt John T. Davis, who has just eturned
home, of the certainty of the extension of
the Southwestern railway from Blaklov,Un.
to their place. They feel ■•oiifident now of a
bright future for their town and e very is sly
w eal's a smije It will probably cause an ml
vanee in the value of real estate Capt.
Davis and Mr. Koonceare the lucky owners
of such as will he in immediate demand.
The weather is warm and dry and rain is
nun'll needed. Farmera are complaining tliat
the ground is too hard to plow, though some
are planting. The cold did but little dam
age to fruit and gardens.
Returning Visitors—The Pennsylvania
Orange Grove Company.
Starke, Fla., April 14.—We are having
quite an influx of visitors at present, many
of them from South Florida, where they
have been spending the and are now
Some members of the celebrated Pennsyl
vania Orange Grove Company are here,
having just arrived. This grove is situated
north of Starke about two miles, and con
sists of lUO acres in vigorous trees, which are
gradually coming into bearing. The com
pany contemplate adding 100 acres more of
orange trees to this already mammoth grove,
which will make it the largest enterprise of
the kind in the State.
Rev. Dr. Armstrong, of Pennsy-lvania,
has instituted a lodge of Knights and Ladies
of Honor here, made up of many of our best
people. This is the first lodge of this order
m the State.
Strawberries are not bearing as they
should, although shipments continue. The
cold east winds cause the plants to shed then
A colored man near here set out three or
four acres in berries, anil has already re
alized between S3OO and S4OO oil the same.
He has not paid out one cent for commer
cial fertilizers, but made all used on his
He has quite a curiosity in the w-ay of
help in his strawlierry field. Criekets get
under the straw-bedding around the plants
and destroy and mutilate many of the her
vies, and this mail's children are daily em
ployed in killing the pests. Their little dog
accompanies them to the field and has
learned to tap on the straw with his fore
foot., which, frightening the cricket, causes
him to come to the surface for observation,
when he is pounced upon and crushed by
the jaws of the industrious little canine.
This lie keeps up as long as the children re
main with him. He kills three crickets to
the children's one.
THE SUWANNEE AND GULF.
A Liberal Donation of Land by the
Town Improvement Company.
Cedar Key, Fla., April 14.— Mr. H. C.
Benson, connected with the Eagle Pencil
Company of New York, has been on a visit
to our city for a few days. He was for sev
eral years a resident of this place, filling
while here various posts of honor and re
sponsibilitv in the city government,
The lands of the Florida Town Improve
ment Company in this place have been
placed on sale, and the town is now enjoying
a steady cotue-to-stay advancement, which
will place Cedar Key in the foremost rank
of Florida towns.
The company, owning the greater part of
Cedar Key, and almost the entire water
front, has made a liberal donation of lots,
lands, right of wav and water front to the
Suwannee and Gulf railroad,to he built from
this place to Branford, where direct connec
tion wit h the Savannah, Florida and West
ern railroad will furnish anew and an air
line from Savannah to the Gulf of Mexico
and the west coast of Florida. The titles to
this valuable franchise are now in the hands
of the incorporators of the new road, who
are sanguine of the early construction of
<>n Monday evening, at the Episcopal
church, Mr. Walter K. Haile and Miss I ,con
tine Lockett were married. The church was
tastefully and beautifully decorated with
evergreens and flowers. A large crowd was
present to witness the nuptial ceremony be
tween two of its most prominent and popu
lar young members of society.
Chicago, April 15. —To-day in copying
and renewing the public records partly
burned during the great fire of 1371 an em
ploye of the City Clerk’s office made a
sensational discovery. It was noth
ing less than a deed to the city
of a twenty-foot strip of property, which
now forms the South dock, Chicago river,
stretching from State street cast nearly to
the lake, a distance of about half a mile,
through one of the most valuable districts in
the business portion of the city. The prop
erty is worth several million dollars.
The Bivouac in New Hands.
Louisville, April 15.— The announce
ment is made here this afternoon by t he pub
lishers of the Southern Bit'ovae magazine,
devoted to war pujiors and Southern char
acter sketches, that the monthly lias Usui
purchased by the Century Company of New
York, and that, commencing with the May
numlier the periodical will be issued from
that house. The Century Company become*
possessor of the cuts, etc., belonging to the
Bivouac, and will fill unexpired subscrip
tions under the former owners.
A Letter Pouch Robbed.
Louisville, April 16. was discovered
this morning that the New Albany closed
pouch which left the Louisville post office at
<l:4o,o’clock last evening was robbed at the
Jeffersonville. Madison and ludiauapolis
railroad depot last night. The pouch was
found ujxm the plutfonu cut. ojsui and rifli-I
of its contents. The extent, of the loss is not
Cattle Muet Pay by Weight.
Chicago, April 15.—The Northwestern
railway lines today made an impirtant
change ill freight practice by din? ling that
hereafter charges for live stool trunqsirta
Roll U‘ by the hundred pounds instead of by
tiie carload as hen tofort'. This d-s-s away
with all discrimination and imitroversy re
gardiug tlx* size of cars furnished shippers.
Suicide on the Eve of Hanging.
Hl’lMl'K, Cal, April 15 Michael K>-fe,
the wife murderer who was to l I tango I to
•lay, int his throat with a |sa ketkiil7e ye
let dm morning II ■ resist*?l the efforts of
|h> virgin, to * Ires# the wvunl and died yes
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, APRIL 16. 1887.
A PAPER OFFICE RAIDED.
Masked Men Wreak Vengeance on an 1
Obscene Print at Troy.
Troy, N. Y., April 15.—A gang of un- j
known men, said to U' Knights of Labor,
raided the office of the Oirl, an o’oscene j
weekly publication in this city, this morning. I
The proprietor, John Pan - , was not on the
premises at the time, and the only person
round by the alleged Knights of Labor was
the foreman, Carlos B. Conant. He
savs that the men, who wore masks, after
asking him one or two questions beat him
over the head with clubs until he became
unconscious. When he reeot#red conscious
ness he found the type all pied, the cases
dumped, the rack's and imposing stones
broken and general chaos. Recently the
Owl has been noted for the virulence of its
attacks on the Knights of Labor, and Fore
man Conant claim.' that he recognized sev
eral of the attacking party as members of
DEAD IN HIS CELL.
A Doctor Charged With Poisoning His
Wife Commits Suicide.
Milwaukee, April 15.—Dr. Brail, of
Dodgeville, Mis.. who was arrested a few
iveks ago charged with having poisoned Uis
w.ic m secure insurance amounting to $lO,-
< * Kt. died in jail this morning. It is sup
|ri'"d that he committed suicide This note
ias found on him: "I feel as if I was about
t" tuk • a change of venue to the Supreme
Judge on high. If so. the Judge is just and
iimr 1 inclined to mercy. lam feeling very
I •ally. My heart soems to have quit work
to-day. Don't let them remove me from
jail to die.”
J )r. Bruil was a leading physician and pol
An Explosion Following the Fire In
jures Two of the Clerks.
Milwaukee, April 15.—The wholesale
drug store of Charles Baumbach & Cos., on
Market square, (flight fire accidentally in
the cellar this morning and was completely
destroyed. The loss on stock is $150,000.
The insurance is onc-half. The loss on the
building is $22,000, and the insurance
$15,000. Two clerks were badly burned by
an explosion which almost instantly fol
lowed the outbreak of the fire. One will
Dun & Cos. Report Failures Decreasing
in Every Part of the Country.
New York, April 15. —The business fail
ures throughout the country during the last
seven days, as reported to R. G. Dun &
Cos. ’s Mercantile Agency to-day by telegraph,
number for the United States Mb, and for
Canada 2t*. a total of 175, as compared
with a total of last week, and 2£i the
week previous to last, and 182 in the corres
ponding week of last year. Business casual
tit's are on the decline in every section of the
country. In New York city there were
only two insignificant suspensions this week.
New Orleans Races.
New Orleans, April 15. —To-day’s races
here were as follows:
First Race—Seven-eighths of a mile Charley
Marks won, with Probus second and Miss Paly
third. Time 1:3014.
Second Race One and one-eighth miles. Fa
vor won. with Gov. Bate second and Weeks
third. Time 2:05.
Third Racb - One and one-fourth miles. With
now won. with Volcano second and Hindoo Rose,
third. Time 8:11%. This is the best time ever
made over this track for a 3-year-old with
Focbth Race One and one sixteenth miles
Our Friend won, with dlandy Andy second ami
Watchelll third. Time 1 l.Vi
Supposed to Have Defaulted.
Hoboken, N. J., April 15.—Water Com
missioner Murphy is missing. His office is
in much confusion, and there seems to he
but little doubt that lie is a defaulter. His
accounts have not lioen examined during the
nineteen years lie has held office. The
amount, ranm it be ascertained, but it is be
lieved to be large.
Ruling Out Bogus Butter.
Dover, Del., April 15.—The Senate
passed this morning the House bill prohibit
ing absolutely th“ manufacture and sale of
all kinds of imitation and adulterated but
Roach’s Atlanta All Right.
Washington, April 15. The Secretary
of the Navy says the cruiser Atlanta will
probably be accepted on the result of her
A NICE HORSE STORY.
It Carries Its Own Moral, Which is a
Most Excellent One.
From the Chicago Herald.
On Madison street one day I paused to pat
the nose of a beautiful horse which stood by
the curb and to commiserate his misfortune.
For this lieautiful animal, though sleek of
coat and shapely ift body and limb, was ap
parently suffering most excruciating tor
ture. His head had been checked inhuman
ly high, and the cruel bit, drawing tightly
in his mouth, disfigured an animal face <if
unusual charm and intelligence. 1
fancying that the horse had begun to under
stand and appreciate my words of sympa
thy, when the lady who sat in the carriage
holding t.he reins fumbled in her picket,
produced a lump of white sugar, and asked
me to give it to thy horse.
"He is very fond of sugar,” she ex
plained, "and 1 have quite won his heart hv
reeding it to him. I always carry sugar in
my junket while out driving, and give him
a lump at every opportunity. I never knew
a horse to lie so fond of sugar. Will you
please give him another lump.'”
“Certainly,” I replied. “1 see that you
are quite as fond of the horse as he is of
“Yes, I think everything of him ”
I “Then why do you torture him?"
I “Torture my Prince.'”
“Yes, that is just, what you are doing. Do
you not know that the poor animal suffers
agony because his heart is checked so un
naturally bight His neck is drawn out
straight, producing a most ungraceful
angle, he holds his head awkwardly, the bit
is hurting his mouth, and that graceful cur
vatu re of neck "and carriage of head which
arc his in nature are now entirely lost. Why
do you check him so high'”
She didn’t know. She was not aware that
high checking was a source of pain to horses,
nor that it destroyed their natural lieauty.
She was amazed at the discovery.
“May I trouble you to loosen his check?”
When the strap was ininraiiped the horse
immediately lowered his bean, straightened
the cramps out of his handsome neck, shook
himself to be sure that he had actually been
released from bondage, and then looked
round with such a grateful, delighted ex
pression in his intelligent eyes that liis mis
tress declared no more checking straps
should be used upon him.
A Well Paid Artist.
From the Sew York Sun.
The liest paid artist in the American
Opera Companv is Mr. William CandiduH,
who receives jif.dGH n week. Mr (’aiididus
was heard in New York some twenty years
ago in a performance of “Dor Freischutz,”
given in German in the Academy of Music.
Mine. Parana Rosa was “Agathk” and Mr.
(’aiididus "Max," and the chorusen wen*
sung by the Arum Society, Inter on Mr
Candi'llis went to ElirO|ie to study, and in
|v*l lie returned to America to take part in
the music festival iietd at the Seventh Uogi
ment Vrniory under Mr Thomas'direction.
F’|a' liis lalsirs during tills and lasi season
Mr. Candidas has lsui pud. thus far, clone
u(k hi s4s.<>>i. A goodly share of his aura
lugs will !■ invest*?! In the new house lie is
now building in Frankfort on the Maine,
w here he has sung 111 op-i a for a long while,
nod where lii' plopose, , apparently, to end
his day , amid a genial and udiuii nig popu
A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT.
Watching a Drop of Water for Eight
Years and a Half.
From th" ls<nd'r Telegroph.
Rev. Dr. Ballinger, Pridentof the Royal
Microscopic Societv, re vntly delivered an
address which gives an example of the ad
mirable and unceasing devotion shown by
our best scientific men. After dwelling on
certain recent improvements in the con
struction of lenses, the President, on the oc
casion referred to. proceeded to describe a
series of experiment.- which lie ha- conduct
ed for nearly ten faithful and |>atient years.
Long ago Darwin expressed the opinion
that if we would actually observe and de
monstrate the manner a which living crea
tures adapt themselves, by inward and out
ward modification-. to changed circumstan
ces, and so produce what are called new
species, it must be by watching the lowest
and least visible organisms. To such a task
Dr. Ballinger set himself. His project was
to place and keep under his lens several va
rieties of those minute monads, which are
incessantly multiplying by fissure or divi
sion. and which are'nearly at the bottom of
animated nature. The generations of these
creatures succeed each other about every
four minutes: so that in the course of ail
hour he can view the passage of fourteen or
fifteen generations, w hich would answer to
something like 450 years of human history,
while a day of monadic existence would
represent more than 10,000 of our years.
These monads live in water, and by connect
ing the drop that serves them for a habita
ble and roomy ocean with the ingenious ap
paratus of Prof. Schaefer, the temperature
of this drop can be either kept constant or
raised very slowly, and with absolutely
steady precision. Here, therefore, were the
conditions requisite for gradually altering
the climate in which these monads throve;
and, if it could be proved that such tiny in
fusoria could indeed he slowly accustomed
to changes greater than would lie suffered
by animals removed from the equator to
the pole, then bright and trustworthy light
would be cast on the modifications of life
which we see arrived at on the earth, and
Darwin’s great law would lie largely re
moved from theory to recorded fact. To
carry out so very delicate an investigation,
however, it would have to !>e prolonged for
months, and even years, in order to imitate
the immense delitieratiou with which nature
herself accomplishes every • substantial
change in her highest productions. Night
and day, winter and summer, the patient
gaze must be fixed oil those merest specks of
silvery life which had to be nursed into new
conditions of existence. The slightest acci
dent to the apparatus might in one moment
render the whole experiment void and
leave the drop of water as iiteless as these
islands would l>e it another glacial period
suddenly arrived. The only reward, on the
other hand, for successful and almost incon
ceivable perseverance would be the discov
ery of truth, anil the re-enforcement of
Darwin’s sublime generalization. But, for
the sake of these, which always satisfy the
noble ardor of science, Dr. Ballinger has
given as many years of bis life as was spent
ny the Greeks in the siege of Troy, and has
apparently won a scientific victory, the
value of which is a- signal as his ingenuity
and devotion are admirable.
We will endeavor very briefly to describe
the method and the outcome of liis most re
markable experiments. The group of mi
croscopic monads were put under the lens
in a well-fitted water eel! at their usual tem
peratiireof 40' F.. the apartment, the appa
ratus and all around being carefully kept in
precise unison. The doctor t hen spent the
first four months of his observation in*rais
ing the temperature time after time by
stages less than one-sixth of a degree, until
his swarm of potozoa had reached the now
and advanced reading of 70’ F. The change,
nevertheless, had no more disturbed them
tlian that experienced by a British family
when it migrates to bunion or Gape Town;
the life liistory ol each group remained un
altered; they moved, gyrated, fed and split
themselves into new individuals and in just
the same manner, aid within much the
same periods as he fore. When, however,
three more degrees had been added to the
70’, the monad- showed signs of Iming de
cidedly in-tom eninsi ed, They were neither
as lively nor productive as formerly; yet,
by keeping them exactly at this range
during two quiet months, they regained
their full vigor, and might he compared to
emigrants who had become seasoned bv sur
viving the first- hot spall in a tropical coun
try. They could now stand—by gradual
steps of increase—the enhanced heat of 7- ,
which was reached at the commencement of
tlie twelfth month. Yet here, again, a long
pause was found to he mice..wary; the new
generations of those silver specks of life un
iter the glass were not all alike strong
enough to live and thrive What answers
to sunstrokes and fever with us hud caused
vacant space to appear in the water-drop,
and it was only'when the monads showed
themselves once more livelv and prolific by
a long era of repose that the careful doctor
administered a further dose of caloric. Du
ring eight years and a half did he thus
slowly and nnweariedlv proceed in the same
course, augmenting the heat of their sur
rounding element now anil then by slow and
slight additions, pausing afterward for
months to give the minute creatures time to
accommodate themselves when signs were
visible that they were under difficulties, and
always going forward to new trials of en
durance when they hail recovered. In this
manner, after all those years. Dr. Dallinger
brought his small patients to the astonishing
range of 15H Fall., at which the latest, gen
eration appeared “ns jolly as sand boys.”
It is not [Kissihle to say how much farther
their tiny constitution could have heen
trained to defy increasing warmth, liecau.se
the research was at this point accidentally
terminated; but it. will be seen that the doc
tor had brought the little jieople of his drop
world to sii-tdn a heat nearly 100' higher
tliau the flourishing |ioint of their ances
tors, and species of which, if taken at the
beginning, would have been completely and
inirtuntaueously killed in water of 140°.
When we have added that these minute sal
amauders perished directly they were put
back into their ancestral medium of 65 it
will lie manifest that the indefatigable doc
j tor hud, by the magic of science, effected a
miracle of nature almost as striking as if the
protocol mis navilis, which stains the Arctic
snow with crimson, had been transformed
into the grant grasses and feathery bamboos
which clothe the burning sides of a moun
tain under the equator.
A Youthful Hero.
Washington Diupatch to Chicago .Vet vs,
Ati application has heen made to the Sec
retary ol the Treasury fora medal to be
given to a boy of 12 years under the law
which permits ihose who have saved human
life by heroic rescue to be so distinguished.
The lad's name is Walter Kernochan. His
father is a merchant of wealth in New York
ami his uncle is Lorillurd, the tobacco manu
facturer. Last fall, while wandering along
the banks of the Shrewsbury river, in New
Jersey, near his father’s summer home, the
I toy's nurse, Annie Savette. fell into the
water. She sank twice, Mini then, accord
ing to the affidavits presented, the child,
hearing her cries, ran to her assist
ance, and, throwing off hi- coat, sprang
into the st rerun, jwiSed her by the hair, held
her head aisive water and swam ashore. He
weighs less than sixty pounds, she more than
120, He is shown by evidence to be a phe
nomenal immer for a lad of hisnge,andto
have taken to tire water like n duck iielore
he shi?l liis jiettienats. While the claim is
f .'urdisl a* mm -ml. and there are -koptic*
who cannot I? induced that such a lent
could l' jm rl.irm,?i by a I>_v of Ids age and
weight, it is pi'olmMe Hint he will lie given a
iiindnl by the government, as lie lias already
received one from the Human • Ksui' iif
New York. The matter lias U?<ii roiomsi
to a onnunitL?'consistiug •if Air Kiuilsill,
tlie Kuis'i'iiitondoiit ol the Life Hn\mg Ser
vin', K.tin ii4ii McCueainl Mr. Alortou, the
Su|tcrnili tidi-nt of the Revenue .Marine.
Bouquet. At km Min s new perfume. This
su|*rb did illation sweetly i*s!| fragrant
Bw iw. flow era Bi *ghl jv web in u tvlUuu ol
te'ipi luJ sg< w
BERNHARDT IN A BLAZE.
A Panic Averted in t.he Brooklyn
Fnmi thf Sew York Meriting JounuU.
Sarah Bernhardt showed herself to be last
night not only a great aetre*., but a hero
ine, and her presence of mind saved the
lives of hundreds of people in the Brooklyn
The play was “Fedora.” and. as all thea
tre-goers know, the scene in the first act is
set as a drawing-room, with three double
doors at the back, one supposed to lead to
the street, the second one to “ Vladimir V
bed-chamber, and the third, on the extreme
left, to an ante-room.
The unconscious body of “Vladimir” had
been conveyed to his chamber, the doctor
had come out and warned “Fedora" of Ins
patient's dungerous condition ar.d retired,
when the servant entered with a bottle of
Jlme. Bernhardt as “Fedora’’snatched the
bottle from the servant and knocked at the
ante-room door. M. Fournier, who played
“Dr. Louck," threw open the double doors
and received the bottle from her, and told
her that she could not see his patient, who
Then he closed the double doors, Bern
hardt sank in a seat near the front of the
stage, and “Detective (fretch" went on ex
amining the servant as to the manner in
which their master had been wounded.
Suddenly there was a crackling sound
heard through the theatre, and a tiny jet of
flame burst from the top of the door that
had just l>een closed by the “Doctor.”
None of the players saw it, as they all hail
their backs turned in that direction.
The crackling sound increased and the
flames crept slowly up the scenery, spread
ing as they went.
Suddenly a woman shrieked and fainted,
and was carried out into the lobby by two
The people in the gallery had watched the
flame spread, and some of them began to
whistle and shout to the actors: “Look be
hind you; the scene is on fire!”
Then the entire audience rose to their feet,
and women screamed while men shouted:
“Sit down; there is no danger!”
For a few moments the actors had been
puzzled at the gesticulations of the audi
ence, and Bernhardt was the first one to
turn mnl see the blazing scene.
“Allons, messieurs,” she cried, and sprang
at the burning doors, while all the rest fol
By this time the entire scene was burning
fiercely and it looked as though the theatre
Bernhardt sprang at the door, and with
her own dainty, white kid-gloved hands
tore down the blazing canvas and stamped
the fire out.
By this time the male members of the
company had recovered their senses, and,
rushing at it, Messrs. Angelo and Decori did
good service as amateur firemen
All this time the audience was standing,
awaiting developments. They behaved no
bly, as only two or three started to leave the
After a fierce battle of several minutes the
Bernhardt Fire Brigade triumphed, and the
flames were completely extinguished.
The scene was ruined, and a black hole
five feet long and two feet wdde in the door
showed what might have proved the start
ing of another Brooklyn Theatre disaster.
After it was completely put out Bernhardt
grasped the back of a chair with her black
ened kid gloves and bowed to the audience.
They responded by several rounds of the
loudest applause ever heard in a theatre, and
a man in the gallery cried loudly, “Three
cheers for Bernhardt!”
They were given with a will, and then
those who had gone out into the lobby came
back looking rather ashamed of themselves.
The lady who had fainted returned with her
husband and mother and took her seat.
As soon as the audience was seated and
complete order was restored, Sarah turned
as pale as death, and, dropping into a chair,
buried her face in her hands. For a mo
ment it looked as if she had forgotten the
actors and was about to indulge tn a good
cry. The applause, however, seemed to
stimulate her, and in a moment she proudly
raised her head and glanced around in a
The scene proceeded without further in
terruption until the close, and as the curtain
fell Sarah was cheered again wildly. She
simply responded by bow ing gracefully, and
seemed relieved as the curtain fell for the
When the fire first broke out Manager
John W. Hamilton was seated just behind a
reporter in section Cof the orchestra. Both
saw the flames at the same moment, and
turning the reporter asked:
“Why, what’s that?”
Manager Hamilton at first sprang to his
feet to go on the stage, but suddenly think
ing that he had better remain where he was
and calm the audience, he whispered:
“Oh! don’t say a word. They can put it
out on the stage.” Then he waved his hands
to the audience, many of whom were facing
toward the door, and shoutej}: “Sit down.
There is absolutely no danger.” He stopped
one or two men who were slinking out, and
reasoned with them until they returned to
Manager Hamilton said afterward, as he
drew a long breath: “Whew! Well, that was
a ciose call. When I saw the flames a cold
chill ran up my spine. The audience be
haved w-ell, but I never saw a greater exhi
bition of pluck than that of Bernhardt,
Most of the emotional actresses of the pres
ent day would have fainted instead of tear
ing down the burning canvas.
“I knew there was really no danger, lie
cause this theatre is thoroughly fire-proof,
but there is no telling what might have hap
pened if the audience had been seized with a
panic. That is where the real danger comes
from in case anything happens in a theatre.
I have known a case where one man walk
ing rapidly out of a theatre to catch a train
has almost caused a panic.”
As Manager Hamilton had just returned
from behind the scenes he was asked the
cause of fire. ♦
“1 have just made a thorough investiga
tion,” lie replied, “and find that a ‘bunch
light’ was placed too near the scene. A
bunch light is a group of lights on a stand
that can I*' moved to any part of the stage.
When t he “Doctor” opened the door it rested
against this light for a second, and the in
flammable canvas, saturated with paint,
ignited. It was fortunate that it was dis
covered so soon."
An Island With Nineteen Families.
AVo m the I'it 11 Mall Gazette.
The islanders of Tristan d’Aounha, al
though isolated in the South Atlantic, have
received the distinction of having a Blue
Book devoted to them and their concerns.
According to the latest report there are now
on the inland lit families, comprising !)7
souls, namely: Aged men, and; aged women,
. r i; men 30 yearn of age and over, 11; boys
from 1-1 to 30 years of age, tt; married
women, .‘1; widows (with large families), l(i;
girls over 14 years of age, 30; children under
14 ycal's of axe, ;i0 of both sexes; total, 1)7.
Some time stiice they sustained a disas
trous loss, tho wlyileboat in which 15
of their men put to sea to intercept a |mish
ing vessel 1 icing lost and every one Is ing
drowned. Reduced in numliors in this way,
they have lieou put to great straits. A
| plague of ruts has also invaded the island
and done great destruction to the potato
crop. The vermin landed from a ship
wrecked vessel which came ashore on the
coast The government has considered the
question of conveying the Maud.-in to the
<'u|iv or Australia, but in the im-aniinio
they have contented themselves with in
structing a si l 11 1 of war to |iay an iiiuiuul
visit to the island The islanders have a
rule after the republican fashion, but they
regard tin :u |\, s as under the English
crown. I’eter \V. (ifc'ii, who was ship
wreck'd on the island u I suit fifty years ago,
is lit the hen I of the eoiuiiaiii'l y.
White* I Mull Itoiui.
l)I.A)i1f fttujl KTK DUoUINK. CUT
I fbiktlts fumlfcliet to oisler leave re
tiers ol DA Via llUiMv comer Bull end \*Hk
■Uuvts IvdapUmo wall %L
CHASE.—Died, in this citv. on the morning of
the loth of April. IgW. at the residence of her
son-in-law-. I). V. Esq.. Mrs. Mary A.
Chase, of Chari - ton. S. C\, in the 71st year of
her age. Her fri put and acquaintance, and of
Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Lebey. of Mr. ami Mrs. J. P.
Chase and family, and of Mr. ami Mrs. P. C.
Koteneau and family, and of Mrs. John I. Ward,
are respectflilt)' invited to attend her funeral
services at the residence of I>. V. Leliey, No. 190
Waldburg, near Jefferson street, THIS MORN
INI lat 10 o'clock. Interment at Bonaventure.
pt(T>ers please copy.
PRATT —The friends and acquaintance of Mr.
George Pratt, w ho was drowned near Ossabaw i
Island, are respectfully invited to attend his fu
neral THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON at Laurel
Grove Cemetery at 2 o'clock.
DOODY.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mfs. Julia Doody and family, of Macon, Ga.,
and of W. J. Harty and family, are respectfully
inetted to attend the funeral services of the for
mer THIS MORNING at the Cathedral at 8:30 j
ROACH. -Dim! April 18, at 11 p. M.,at 178 Hull !
street, Henry B. Roach, formerly of Boston, j
Notice of funeral hereafter.
■ i ii i-
BYYV.YAS! BAY AN AS!
ONIONS ! ONIONS !
Will receive this morning: One Car Load.
BUNCHES CHOICE RED AND YELLOW BA
NANAS IN STOCK.
BARRELS. CHOICE BURBANK POTATOES.
BARRELS CHOICE RED ONIONS.
FOR SALE (-HEP.
J. S. COLLINS &CO.
Neither the Captain nor Agents of the Aus
trian Bark “Lincoln," Cattarinich, Master, will
he responsible for any debts contracted by crew
of said vessel. M. S. COSULICH & CO.,
All parties are hereby cautioned not to trust
or harbor the crew of the German Bark “Juno,”
as I will not be responsible for debts.
E. F. LINDT, Master.
A fine Lunch will he served TO-NIGHT from
7:30 to 10 o'clock at the Merchants' Exchange,
149 Congress street. Ml are cordially invited to
call ami see me. CHARLES F GRAHAM,
Office Savannah Gas Light Company, )
Savannah, Ga.. April 15, 1887. f
An election for President Treasurer and eight
Directors to manage the affairs of this Compa
ny will he held on TUESDAY, the 19th inst., be
tween the hours of 11 and 1 o'clock.
A. G. GUERARD, President.
Deviled Crab. Terrapin Soup. Chicken Salad.
Lettuce Salad, Prawn and all the delicacies of
the season will he served for Lunch TO-NIGHT
at the Merchants' Exchange. 149 Congress street.
C. F. GRAHAM.
GRAC'D EXCI RSIOA:
DELIGHTFUL SAIL ON THE SALT WATER,
SUNDAY, APRIL 17th.
STEAMER POPE CATLIN,
CAPT. W. H. SWIFT,
Will make an excursion, leaving Kelley’s
Wharf, foot of Bull street, at 2 o'clock p. m.,
passing Bonaventure and Thunderbolt, through
Warsaw Sound and lAzaretto creek and round
Tybee Bell Buoy, giving passengers a flue view
of the French man-of-war lying off Fort Jack
son, and returning about 7 o'clock p. m
Refreshments on board.
FARE FOR ROUND TRIP, 50 CENTS.
Tickets for sale at the Boat.
Bethesda Orphan House,
Will he celebrated at
BETHESDA, TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1887.
The anniversary address will he delivered by
Rev. L. W. BACON, D. D.,
Of the Independent Presbyterian Church.
The meeting will be held at 1 p m.
Members and their families and friends, and
those who have been Wards of the Society, and
the public, are cordially invited to join in the
celebration. A Band of Music will be in attend
ance. and rooms in the Orphan House placed at
tin* disposal of those who wish to dance.
Railroad fare from Anderson street depot to
Rethesda and return, 50c.; Children and ser
vants half price. Tickets can be procured from
the Managers and Stewards of the Society and
at the usual places where tickets are sold.
I)R. HE.YRY S <OLI)I\G,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
Graduate Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
City of Savannah, )
Office Clerk of Council, >
Ap’il 9th, if<K7. \
Under and by virtue of a resolution adopted
by Council at meeting of April Oth, 1887. Coun
cil will elect at it s next regular meeting, that is
t: say on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th. 1887, a
City Marshal to fill vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of L. L. Goodwin. Bond, $5,000.
Salary, $1,500 per annum. Applicants must
hand in their applications, with names of bonds
men < two required) (stated therein, to the Clerk
of Council at or before 2 o'clock p. m.. WED
NESDAY, APRIL 90th, 1887.
By order of Council.
FRANK E KEBARER,
Clerk of Council.
HI VIUYIIMi REGULATIONS.
Office Health Officer, I
Savannah, Ga., March 14. 1887. (
From and after this date, ami until further
instructions, the following regulations regard
ing vessels arriving at this port will be enforced;
Ist. All ‘Heamsbips and vessels from South
America. Central America, Mexico, West Indies,
Sicily. Sardinia, ports of Italy south of k> degs.
North latitude, Algeria and coast of Africa be
tween in degs. North and 14 degs. South Inti
tude, will be subjected to close quarantine and
be required to report at tlie Quarantine Station.
2d. All steamers and vessels from foreign
ports not included in section first, direct or via
American ports, w hether seeking, chartered or
otherwise, and vessels and steamships from the
port of New York (other than those of the Ocean
Steamship Company of Savannah) will be re
quins! to remain in quarantine until boarded
and passed l>y the Quarantine Officer. Neither
the Oaptain* nnr any one on board of such ren
net# u'ulhe alUni'cd to come to t/u city until the,
vessels are inspected and passed by the Quaran
The quarantine regulation requiring the flying
of the tpiarantine Hup on vessels subjected to
detention or in*j>ecU<tn will be rigidly enforced.
J. T. McI'ARLANP. Health Officer.
i|l \K\NTI\E NOTICE.
Office Health Officer, )
Savannah, April sth, 1887. (
Notice is hereby given that th<* Quarantine
Officer is instructed not to deliver letters to ves
nobi which an not subjected to quarantine de
tent ion, unless the name of consignee and state
j incut that the vessel is ordered to some other
1 port apjM*urs upon the face of the envelope.
Tics order i, mad* nee*-Hilary in consequence of
tin* enormous bulk of drumming letteie sent to
the station for \**-i*lH which are to arrive.
J i. McFarland, m and.,
ot \k mm; notice.
orrii'S llkai/ui OrricßN, I
Havaxmah Hai < b 1887. (
Pilots of the Port of Havuimah hi** infuriat'd
t list the Srtiwio Qiiaiaiitiue Mat ion will Is* oiien
ed on APRIL let. IAC
hpe**lal at but ion off fj* Pliote I* dtre* trd to
No*. Yl end Ittb, Quarantine lu*guVfc
M*>si rigid enforcement of quarantine regula
Uniis will be uislideumd by tfj* H“Hh aiitnoft
UM I T Mi KAHI.A.SI< M |i .
GAME REPORTED IN DETAIL AT Tm
THIS AFTERNOON’ THEa ‘RF
Doors open at 3 o'clock. Game at
ADMISSION 25 CENTS. 3 S
Reserved Seats for Ladies. Ushers in i,
ance. ait *ad-
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PROPOS ALS AY A N TED. ~
PROPOSALS FOR PURCHASE OF LAXD,
City or Savannah, i
Office Clerk of Council, V
April 11, 1R8?. !
XTNDER and by virtue of a resolution adopts
J by the City Council of Savannah, at meet,
ing on"the Bth day of April. 1887, bids are invited
for the purchase of all that portion of the city
domain recently bought by the city of Savannah
from Sarah A. Mousseau and others, known ai
that portion of the Dillon tract lying south <i
Seventh street and west of Barnard street, said
portion of said tract being bounded on the north
by Seventh street, east by Barnard street, south
by West Twelfth street, and west by Florara
street, said portion of said tract containing two
hundred ana seventy-two lots, the city reserving
all streets laid out in said tract, and alsothS
portion of said tract laid out and known ai
Wells square. No bid for a less amount than
§70,250 shall lie considered, the city reserving
the right to reject any and all bids.
Terms—One-fourth cash, one-fourth on the
first of September, 1887, balance to be paid in
one and two years from date of purchase, with
interest on deferred payments at 6 per cent per
annum. A correct map of the above described
property can lie soon at the office of rhe City
Surveyor on and after Wednesday, April 13,
All bids to be presented to the Clerk of Coun
cil by 8 o'clock p. m. on Wednesday, April 21th,
By order of Council.
FRANK E. REEAREK.
Clerk of Council.
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