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PASCO PUT IN THE RACE.
HE STARTS OUT NECK AND NECK
WITH THE GOVERNORS.
Five Ballots Taken in the Caucus With
out Breaking the Deadlock The
jVote in the Legislature Divided
Among Thirty-five Men—The Work
of the Session.
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21.—1n the
Senate to-day the bill incorporating the
Palatka Savings Bank and Trust Company
Came up and on motion to indefinitely post
pone it arose the legal question of the
legality of all the special laws passed at this
session. Under the provision of the new
constitution, requiring sixty days notice for
all local or special legislation, there is no
method of giving the notice prescribed, so
'several Senators claimed that all local and
special legislation passed at this session re
gardless of notice would l>e constitutional
because the provision requiring notice is not
operative unless the kind and manner of
notice is prescribed. The point was reserved
for consideration to-morrow.
At noon both Houses met in joint session
and without nominations took the following
ballot for United States Senator:
Van Fleet ti
J. F. White 3
J. W. Ewan 3
William Ives 4
* 8. F. Oliveros 8
J. E. Yonge 8
Col. Gullcrammer 8
B. R. Mallory 8
J. N. Coombs 1
H. C. Hicks 1
J. L. Gaskins 1
E. A. Perry 1
J. L. Eiclielberger 1
G. P. Fowler 1
J. L. Crawford 1
W. F. Orman * 1
E. J. Vann 1
W.H.T. Bynum 1
C. H. Boardman. 1
E. 0. Weeks 1
E. C. Love 1
J. H McClellan 1
F. D. “oossr. .: 1
John Smith 1
Tom Smith 1
L. D. Ball 1
John Smith, Jr 1
The second ballot resulted:
Van Fleet 0
The two houses separated and then ad
journed until to-morrow.
BOTH SIDES DETERMINED.
The Senatorial muddle in the Florida
Legislature seems to have resolved itself into
this state of affairs: The friends and sup
porters of both Perry and Bloxham are
about equal in numbers and believe it to be
a religious duty that they persevere until
their choice is made, as they fear concession
or surrender would be construed into a
partial acknowledgment of the charges and
counter charges that, have been brought
against their respective candidates. Gov.
Perry has in Ills gift a number of very im-
Fortant, appointments, including Circuit
udges, District Attorneys, etc., and as he
has not yet selected any of the appointees
or intimated what his action will lx*,
Bloxham’a supixirters think the delay is
in the interest of Perry’s Senatorial aspira
tions, and they demand that the appoint
ments now due lx* made so that both candi
'dates will stand, as near as may be, on the
same Exiting. Bloxham lias no patronage,
and his friends insist tliut he shall not lx* in
jured by that at the disposal of his competi
tor. Bloxham\s friehds believe him to be
choice of the people of the State, and
|Bink the appointments now withheld are
him an injury, so they ask a fair test
strength without hope of reward,
i ONE OF THE LEADERS TO WIN.
■ While there are a good many level
headed politicians who say the contest is
to result in a dark horse being
■oscn Senator, the indications now are
the choice must he either Bloxham or
as the people expect one of them to
Senator. It may be safely said, judging
the present situation, that Bloxham's
will hold out until they think a
Sir test has been given their real strength.
Perry men will endeavor to maintain
present advantage, and this will con-
until it is shown beyond controversy
of the two lias the largest number of
Then the other will withdraw and
leading candidate lie nominated
and elected accordingly. The
promise to remain true to their
to tlie bitter end.
■Notwithstanding the unusual excitement
the Senatorial election, considerable
has been accomplished. The
■Fnato has passes 1 several important hills
1 has quit.' a number on second reading
■hich are lx*ing considered at length daily.
Tp.e House has indefinitely postponed over
•W enty useless and unwholesome measures,
■id summarily tabled many others. This
done, the work of the session will
■rogri'ss more evenly, while the committees
Sill kill off useless measures proposed after
m s, so as to save the time of elaborate con
sideration in open session.
■ The committees appointed to visit the va
■K<nts.State institutions will begin their ex
aninations and investigations early next
■reek if nothing intervenes.
h * V v.vuiuiwwwa u] 'pviuwu w loiu um: a
■kinsNtate institutions will begin their ex
■nunations ;uul investigations early next
week if nothing intervenes.
PASCO TO THE FRONT.
K Tallahassee. Fla., April 21, 11 p. m.—
joint caucus of Democrats was held again
To-night. Dr. Pelot spoke of the uselessness
of voting continually for two men of equal
strength and then nominated Samuel Pasco,
of Jefferson county. The nomination was
ably seconded by Mr. Washington, of St.
Augustine, and Mr. Mpear, of Gadsden.
The first ballot stood:
Bloxhaui . ..85
The second ballot resulted:
The third ballot was:
The fourth Ixtllot stood:
The fifth ballot resulted:
Kix more ballots were taken for Senator
with no material change in the result. The
caucus adjourned to o’clock to-morrow
The latest sensational gossip fix>m reliable
sources is that, in a certain contingency the
friends of both Govs. Perry and Bloxham
will unite on Col. John A. Henderson, of
Leon county, as the most suitable person of
all yet named for United Htutos Senator.
A Fugitive Voluntarily Returns and
Coli mbi s, (la., April 21.—L0 1 Oglotree,
the young man who stock a fellow work
mau lit the Kaglo and Phctiix dye works
over the head with a heavy iron pljie
about three muntlis ago and
uemjy killed him, I'vtiiriu-I here to day fuel
voluntarily eurnuidered totheHheritT Hln<s>
be fieri he lias Itnen 111 Peimsylvotlia. He
wu* requinsl to give s.'mu hail pi answer a
charge of assault with intent to murder.
A negro named Major lJowilell, who Imr
glanred several sPS'ie in H'umlUm, plead
guilty to tier < hwye in Harris Count v
Rupertor ( Kurt yesienUy and was wn
Isanisst b) twisity yearn in tlw> pilllhtlUsrv
Itw I'M* o. building, which has l u usml
*2 ■ ttw as a hu-tory (mooting I,on*.
will lw AIM up with maclimoiy atom!
la Uss waaufa< lui < of cotton H‘*>J Is
OVER THE ORANGE BELT.
Improvements Along the Line—Oak
Oakland, Fla., April 21.—A Morning
News representative made a hasty trip over
the Orange Belt road —now the “liaiidsome
narrow gauge” of South Florida—on Friday
last, and was greatly surprised at the many
new improvements visible along its line and
at Oakland, its present terminus.
Your correspondent came over on tho first
train, at the formal opening of the road in
November last, and the difference between
then and now is certainly surprising, and
doubtless very encouraging, to the mana
cTxof the Orange Belt and the people of
(Starting at Monroe, at the head of lake
Monroe, where this road joins the Jackson
ville, Tampa and Key West railway, we
soon reach Sylvan Like, the first town on
the line. A handsome depot attracts the
attention first, and a look around shows
neat and nice appearing dwelling houses,
a fine and commodious church, two stores,
thrifty groves, etc. Next comes Fuola with
its large acreage of beautiful orange groves,
the residences showing here and there
amidst the green leaves. The Orange Belt
railway here crosses the Sanford and Lake
Eustis railroad. I'aola thus lias the advan
tages of two roads, and is a growing and
thrifty place. In succession come Island
Lake, Glen Ethel, Altamonte, Forest City,
Toronto, Lakeville, Clarkona, Mount Miller,
Crown Point and Oakland. The settlements
all along the road show many signs of im
provement, many new clearings and scores
of new housos being visible.
At Oakland a number of fine dwellings
are in course of erection, while several al
ready finished show off the place to great
advantage. The stores display fine stocks
and have a good trade. Among the larger
Livery and Feed Stable —Roper & Letson.
Drugs —Millhoiland & Harris.
General Merchandise—Speer & Sadler,
and Gilkerson & Child.
Gents’ Furnishing (foods—John Davies.
Mr. J. R. Wise is the genial Postmaster
and also agent for tho Morning News.
After a hearty meal at the Dak House,
which, by the way, is one of the best coun
try hotels in that section, your correspond
ent accepted an invitation extended by Mr.
J. H. Sadler to take a ride up the lake and
through some of the fine truck gardens, for
which this region is famous. The hum
mocks along the edge of the lake are very
rich and produce large crops with no fertil
izing. In the ease of early crops of beans,
jxas, tomatoes, etc., some fertilizer is used
to force them ahead to catch the early mar
kets. There were magnificent patches of
lx>uus, peas, cucumbers, celery, strawberries,
tomatoes, etc., and the growers were well
pleased with the prices so far obtained. For
instance. Mr. George Bowen was just finish
ing picking from a half acre of golden wax
beans. He used $8 worth of commercial
fertilizer, and did most of the work himself,
two boys helping him to pick and ship. He
has shipped ninety-five crates a! ready, and
expects to ship fully ton to fifteen more.
Returns so far have netted him 70 to
#3 25 per crate. Not hail for the time and
work given. The returns on twenty-five
crates of tomatoes were S7B 11 net.
Mr. J. H. Sadler planted a crop
of ixas, marketing them in January at
$5 to $5 50 gross per crate; in February he
planted tomatoes, and from their present
thrifty appearance he feels sanguine of a
large crop—l,ooo to 1,500 crates from five
acres. Tin sc instances could be multiplied.
After passing through these fine hummock
lands for several miles, we turned up into
the high pine section and visited a number
of their fine groves, most of them grown
without the aid of commercial fertilizers.
They all were looking well, the trees healthy
and growing vigorously. In a few years an
enormous quantity of oranges will be shipped
from along the line of this road.
Late in the evening we drove out west of
the place, passing the fine place and resi
dence of Mr. Daniel Foley on Lake John,
and calling at Killarney, anew town three
miles from Oakland. It is located between
Lakes John and Apopka, and has a fine site.
Burdett & Kelly have a store here, carrying
a good stock of general merchandise. They
have just built anew store and will move in
soon. A post office will lie established here
shortly. Beyond this place are Minneola,
Claremont and several other thriving towns
which the railroad will open up to tho world
at large. Oakland is certainly well located,
and doubtless will increase in population at
a rapid rate the coming year. St. Clair
Abrams’ new road is pushing through here,
touching one side of Oakland, and is
graded for several miles beyond this point.
The Orange Belt railroad is graded ten
miles westward, and a largo force is engaged
extending it to the Gulf. This road is the
pioneer one in this section and certainly has
done much in promoting immigration.
President Denial's ami his copartners in the
enterprise, Messrs. Taylor and Sweetapple,
are workers, and believing in this section of
the State have shown it by their works.
The company has put up a nice dejxit here,
a tine hotel, a large block for their offices,
and display a good deal of enterprise in
pushing ahead their line. A largo amount
of iron is now en route for the extension,
and by fall the entire line will tie finished
and trains running from Lake Monroe to
Tarpon Springs and Point Pinellas on the
Gulf. It runs through a fertile belt of Flor
ida, and settlers will follow soon in its
THOMAS VILLE’S BURGLARS.
Wilson Palmer Convicted and Sure to
Get a Long Term
Thomasville, Ga., April 21.— Wilson
Palmer, who has been under arrest here as
one of the recent burglars, was tried in the
Superior Court to-day, and the jury brought
in a verdict to-uight of guilty. There are
three indictments against him. He will
probably plead guilty to the other two and
get about fifteen years in the penitentiary on
each indictment. Thomas Dempsey. who
was arrested at the same time, w ill probably
share the same fate, as the proof Is the same
in each case.
A six-room frame dwelling on Lower
Broad street, owned by Maj. B. K. Hawk
ins. was totally destroyed by the late last
night. Tito house was unoccupied, unit the
lire was clearly the work of mi incendiary.
The house was worth about <?l,sUouml war
insured for $1,200.
Boston, Ga., April 21. —A scries of enter
tainments will lx- given soon by the young
folks for the lx.nent of the library.
There will lie 10.000 casks of rosin and 800
cars of lumber shipped from here this sea
The business men of this place have pe
titioned the Mavannah, Florida and Western
railway to survey the route from Boston to
Mouticello, Kitt., for a railroad. They think
it the cheajxwt route that can lie built from
the (Savannah, Florida and Western to that
Boston is to have another cotton ware
house this season, ulso several brick stores
A Colored Irishman from Cork
fVina the Sew York World.
Among the motley crowd of foreigners
who cliiulsyl the long county court house
stairs up to Judge Bonkstaver yesterday, to
Isssiiue naturalized citizens of this enlight
ened republic, wm a lug. dusky, Individual,
whose color would ivrtainly proclaim him a
child of Africa, but who tola the .1 uilge with
u broad grin, that In- was an Irishman.
"An Inshitiau!" echoed Judge HooUstuvcr
in miuizcmeiit; "how can that lief"
" Iks-iiiiiic,your honor, (and tliegrin broad
••nodi, "I was Isirn in Ireland.”
"In wliut part of Irclaiidt” quurlwl Judge
"In Cork, your honor "
"But how did that iiappe’if
"Well, Judge, land the grin le-sjns r-av
enioiis/, “you si*-, my father was ix*#k on
haul a veswd, I Iml s bow it liap|<eiui
"I 111 I" replied tic Judge 'J lit>dl|*kv Hull
wrote I low Iha nails a Edwin
bud wiw mulJi-J io.au
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1887.
SLEW SEVEN DESPERADOS.
Outmatched by a Princeton Graduate's
Pluck and Nerve.
From the iVete York World.
There was recently published a dispatch
from Galveston, Tex., stating that Walter
Ridgely, of Texarkana, had, between March
3 and April 8, killed seven men, all members
of a family namixl Murphy. The simple
statement of thus fact might suggest that
Ridgely was a desperado, eager to imbrue
his hands in blood. On the contrary, he is
a gentleman of culture and education,
whose life has won him the respect
and esteem of all who know him, who is too
brave to seek a quarrel when it can be
avoided, and who holds life too sacred to
wantonly slied blood. The lives he was com
pelled to take were those of men who sought
to kill him, and only his dauntless courage
and almost uuequaled coolness prevented
them from succeeding. The grudge that
urged the Murphys to kill Mr. Ridgely
arose from the fact that his chivalric nature
and love of fair play prevented him from
standing idly by and seeing a helpless
stranger browbeaten and robbed by a pair
Walter Ridgely owns a large ranch ad -
joining the Indian Territory. An estimate
of the value of his possessions places it in
the neighborhood of $200,000. The greater
portion of this property was inherited from
his father, Col. John H. Ridgely, a native
of New Jersey, who settled in Texas years
ago, and served as an officer in the Confed
erate army. Walter was born in Texas
thirty-four years ago. He was sent to
Princeton College and graduated there in
1873. After leaving college he returned to
Texas, hut after a snort stay on his father’s
ranch ho went West, and in 1875 was serv
ing as a scout under Gen. Custer. He re
mained in the wild Western country until
1882, when his father died and he returned
to Texas, whore he has since lived.
The house in which he lives is a spacious
mansion, standing in the centre of a rich
lawn brightened by parterres of flowers.
Within it is handsomely furnished and
books and pictures attest the cultivated
tastes of its owner.
On March 3 last Mr. Ridgely went to
Ropemeyer’s store, about eight miles from
his ranch and plantation. He was in con
versation there with some of the neighbor
ing ranch-owners when two brothers, Joe
and Robert Murphy, entered, followed by a
stranger. From the conversation that took
place between the three, those present
learned that on the preceding day the
stranger, who was a traveling salesman,
had crossed the river to the Indian Nation
on the ferry kept by the Murphys paying
50c. for his ferriage. On his return that
morning the Murphys again ferried him
over, but demanded $5 as payment. This
tlie stranger refused to pay, and they had
taken his sample case from him.
When Mr. Ridgely heard what had taken
place he told the Murphys that they should
not try to impose on a stranger in such a
manner. The brothers turned on him with
abusive epithets and finally both sprang at
him. Although the two brothers were stal
wart men and noted as desperadoes, they
had met a man whom their united attack
did not terrify. Mr. Ridgely is 5 feet 11
inches in height, with a well-built frame,
made strong and active by the out-door life
he had led, and in his keen, dark eyes and
determined countenance his assailants might
have read a warning had they not reued
upon the odds they presented against him.
Ridgely did not retreat when attacked,
but, promptly striking out, sent
one of the men to the floor with a well-di
rected blow. Tho other at once drew his
pistol; but before ho had time to aim it
Ridgely had drawn his own and sent a bul
let through his heart. The other had mean
while regained his feet and drawn his own
revolver. Quick as a flash Ridgely turned
upon him and a second bullet gave him a
mortal wound from which he <Ued the fol
lowing day. The testimony of all who had
witnessed the tragedy showed that Ridge
ly’s act had been necessary to preserve his
own life, and that the two brothers owed
their fate to themselves.
John Murphy, a brother of the two men
killed, and Thomas, their uncle, hastened to
Texarkana upon hearing of the death of
their relatives, and were loud in their threats
that they would avenge them by slaying
Ridgely. The latter heard of these threats
and sought to avoid further bloodshed by
remaining on his ranch except when actual
ly obliged to leave it on business. On
March 22 ho was thus obliged to go to
the farm of a neighbor two miles dis
tant. It was dark when he mounted his
horse to return. When but little more
than half the homeward road had been
traversed two pistol shots suddenly rang
oat from behind trees bordering the road.
The horse fell to the ground dead, and with
him fell its rider. John and Thomas Mur
phy emerged from behind the trees that
had concealed them, confident they had
done their work well. They had advanced
to within a few paces of the prostrate man
when he suddenly sprang to his feet, revol
ver in each liand, and lief ore either of the
amazed assassins had time to recover his
presence of mind each had fallen with a
But even yet Ridgely’s life was not safe.
There still remained two more brothers of
the Murphy family and another uncle. The
three, who'were in the Indian Territory, at
once loft for Texarkana, vowing that they
would kill Ridgely. The ranchman’s friends
urged him to leave the place for a time, but
lie refused to do so. He would remain upon
his ranch, he said. Ho would take every
precaution to avoid the Murphys. He was
as anxious as man could be to shun further
bloodshed, but he would not fiy from them.
For some days no attack was made upon
the man whoso friends, knowing the
characters of his enemies, be
lieved to be doomed. This quietude,
however, proved but the prelude to a still
more sanguinary tragedy. At 2 o’clock on
the morning of April Han uproar among the
boms and cattle in the stables and barn
aroused Ridgtly from sleep. Hastily put
ting on some clothes he hurried out to see
what was the matter. As he left the lions.,
he told some of his men who slept in the
house to follow hint While he was walk
ing towj'-ds the bam a inmi sprang front
behind a wagon with drawn revolver and
kired upon lum. The bullet passed through
Hiclgely's hat, but did not oven graze
his skill. Though unhurt lie dropjKxi to his
knees and, draw ing one of the two revolvers
he always carried, fired almost at haphazard
in the darkness. A veil and an oath told
that the bullet had found a mirk. Then
Ridgely sprung to his feet and ran toward
the wagon. Before he had reached it two
more figures sprang up and run toward him,
firing as they ran. One of their bullets
struck Rijjely in the left unn and disabled
it. With Ills right hnnd, though, he li ed,
and one of his assailants fell. After he hail
fallen, though, he retained sufficient
stn iigt h to raise himself on his left side and
lire at Ridgely, striking him in the breast.
The brave rauchuian was stricken t 6 the
ground, but almost us .*>ot as he had touch
id it he turned toward the third man, who
was running toward him, and sent a deadly
bullet through his body. When Riilgely's
men reached the s|it, to which they humid
•>n lieunug tin- pistol shots, the battle was
over. Two of the Murphys were dea l and
the third died within an hour.
But from this last struggle Ridgel\ had
come far from scatheless, tin had one Ml
li t wound in his arm, another under his left
shoulder-blade and a third in his breast,
lie was cHrriid to the house, when* it was
found that Ids wounds, though serious, were
not necessarily fatal. Since then their dan
•rerun* diameter has almost, und he is now
I sdlevixl to Is* on the road to complete re
Among Hldgcly’s iiAlghltors, ami, in fwt,
among ranchmen for miles distant, his
I’ouruge, i-isiihiws mill skill receive I lm warm
•-st praise. The men who were killed had
long been know’ll by their ibL as ruffians j
whom (lie community eotlkl well s|sire,
Witltoi lUdg<-|y t lie graduate of the Eastern 1
••ullage and the Wester# plain, lias 1 aru.si j
for liiiiimOl reputation Hint bids fair to
pi.-sei ve (mu from future annoyance by
iiem of Us "tamp of tie— wle~ lluist fur
kbiil nun Usi ini tin ir own
FIVE NOTABLE MEN.
The Manners and Appearances of the
From Washington Letter to the Philadelphia
The Interstate Commerce Commissioners
show as many radical differences in appear
ance as any five men who could have been
selected. They vary in height all the way
from the giant Walker, of Vermont, down
to the five foot six or seven inches of Judge
Cooley, and in girth again from the com
fortable proportions of Mr. Walker's waist
band all the way to the narrow chest and
stomach that the Judge’s small waistcoat
always covers too much. The Judge, as a
matter of fact, is the disappointing figure
in the commission. The popular impression
about him, gained very likely from
the artistic woodcuts that take
the place of reading matter in the Western
newspapers, has been that he was stout, solid
and somewhere about GO. His face was sup
posed to bo round and jolly, his lieard shaved
off a little for convenience in getting at his
mouth, and his weight, which seemed in the
pictures to be one of his principal features,
amply sufficient to keep up his judicial dig
nity. To get at the truth about his appear
ance you have to picture exactly the oppo
site kind of a man. He is slender, anxious
looking and, for so aggressive a man, very
modest in speech anil manner. He talks
with his head bowed down as if thinking
carefully over what was said, and
in mere formal matters is courte
ous, polite and considerate to a
very pleasant degree. On matters of
business his manner to a close observer is
changed. He is as polite as before and just
as considerate, but something about him in
dicates that he has made up his mind, and,
whether pleasant or unpleasant, must carry
his decision out. He is evidently not the
kind of a man to say "No” roughly, but if he
says it even in his most uncertain and de
precatory way there is something about it
that would evidently make argument worse
than useless. His thin gray liair and the
lines in his face show the traces of long
wrestling with hard problems, and his high
forehead gives some measure of his ability.
Altogether he is not unlike a clergyman in
appearance, and his deferential way of
standing up for his principles does not do
anything to lessen the likeness.
A WELL-KNOWN MEMBER.
Mr. Morrison, the second member of the
board, is the most talked of and least un
derstood man in public life in the country.
A great many people offer the explanation
for the difficulty in understanding him that
there is nothing in him to understand, and
it is a very serious question often whether
tliey are not more than half right. Mi-.
Morrison is accessible always, and in his
way courteous, but nobody comes away
from his room knowing more than when he
went in. For telling what won’t be done he
has very few superiors, but when it comes
down to a matter of either information or
opinion there is nothing to be got from him.
On the tariff question, which has been his
chief stock in trade, there is a very well
defined opinion here that his clerk knows a
great deal more than he does. He never
gave away any of his information at any
rate, and probably was right in not reduc
cing the stock.
In the commission so far he has had very
little to say, nominating Mr. Cooley for
chairman because it was one bf the arrange
ments between himself, Mr. Carlisle and the
President that he should do so, and then set
tling back to a little ordinary committee
work in arranging about rooms and a place
of business. He will hardly be as promi
nent on the commission as in the House, and
especially will not shine while Carlisle and
the Breckinridges are away.
Morrison’s figure is familiar. His plain
blue or black coats, his narrow trousers,
with their tendency to climb up his boots,
and his shiny hat have been described for
years in letters from Washington. His
manners, however, are indescribable. He
is witty, ugly, good-humored and irascible
in the same minute, and the man who
thinks himself snubbed in one instance will
find himself laughing at his good humor in
the next. His friends say he is kind-hearted,
but he is too dogmatic and careless about
other people’s feelings to ever be popular
Commissioner Bragg is the typical South
ern man. He is big, rough, careless about
formalities and very vigorous in talk. In
his dress he evidently takes Attorney Gen
eral Garland for a model. He wears a big
hat with a stiff, flat brim and a top like an
inverted stew-pan, and an overcoat which
usually has to hold on by the top buttons.
His hair it dark and pretty closely cropped,
and his beard is mostly on his chin. He
wears overgaiters, but they are not of the
light shade that dudish swells like to show*
on Chestnut street, and even in the South
can hardly be considered a good fit.
It is about even guessing that he will divide
the honor with Attorney General Oarland
next winter of being the only man in Wash
ington who won't wear a dress suit. Since
his appearance here he has been living at
one of the hotels, talking very little and
giving no one a chance to got anything but
an outside impression of what he win do.
He is very little known except among peo
ple from liis own State, and even from them
the only definite information to be gamed
was that he was a good railroad commis
sioner. The probability is that he will be
pretty clear-heade 1 in his opinions and very
jlecided in sticking to 111 -ir. He will hardly
follow Judge Cooley everywhere.
NEW YORK’S REPRESENTATIVE.
Mr. Schoonmaker, of New York, has the
air of a conservative business man. He
don’t look excitable or easily worried, anil
has been regarding the flood of callers and
letters with praiseworthy serenity. His ap
pearance is something like that of James G.
Blaine. His hair and lull beenl ai-o gray-,
his nose prominent, his eyes large and his
color goinl, and in a profile view especially
he shows very many of Mr. Blaine's charac
teristics. His eyes, with the heavy surges
underneath them, mark the resemblance
Mr. Sohoon maker talks very little. He
goes at it conservatively, comfortably and
slowly, as if he would just as soon talk as
not. and lie given the impression that, while
he is willing to discuss ordinary matters,
authoritative promises and statements can’t
lx- made until ne is certain about them, ilis
place on the commission is a little difficult
to indicate, but he is certainly is it near so
likely to push his own (dansas Bragg, I’o*.-
sibly he will supply the balance wheel which
the concern very badly needs.
MR. EDMUNDS’ FRIEND.
Mr. Walker, the friend of Mr. Edmunds,
has as powerful a frame as the Senator must
have hud in Ids younger days. Ho is over
six feet tall, oromt-shouluered ami full
chestod. and just stout enough to round out
u gixK 1 figure. He luisa large head, a short,
■full bemii int i wliioh the gray has not yet
L'ltan to come, and hair that for want of a
1 letter name might Is l called brown. He
looks like u thoroughly competent business
man tuid in uppearonce ought to be the head
of tin- commission.
The work of the commission so far has
Iss-ii chiefly preliminary. They are coops!
up in two or three small third-story rooms
on either side of a hallway, anil they are
under the necessity of meeting, examining
their mall and nfitf personal friends nil
piaetically in the me larger room. When
one of them wnntu n s|xcial chat with a
caller lie leads him across tip* hallway, hut
in must rnnA there have Im-cii uiore persons
in the room they cumo to than in the one
they left. The mull is gutliering on the
tables, in the corners, on the mantelpieces
mid on the llisir, until there will not lie
room Pi conn, in in it week, ami then new
rooms will luive to be secured. The pros|ss-tH
for any intelligent uctiiili oil important quc
ttotui until some tiup after the law has gone
Into iifis-t is very pi sir lu< lel.
HORttFORDS ACID PHOSPHATE
The Bant Restorer.
Dr T. ('. Hiiiltli, Char lotto, N. C,, says:
"It i an hi 1 aluable nerve tunic, and the
bet iiston-i w Hen Uie energn ■ flag uiei tlie
WHOSE WIFE IS SHE?
A Case Involving the Marriage and
Divorce Laws of Three Countries.
From the New York Sun.
Kingston, N. Y., April 18.—A compli
cated case of matrimonial alliance has been
brought to light through a hearing before
Judge Parker in Supreme Court Chambers,
on Saturday last. The case came up in
an action for divorce brought by William
H. Stewart against Annie Stewart. It in
volves many line points as to the marriage
and divorce laws of three countries —Eng-
land, Canada and the United States. The
facts are as follows:
On Feb. 18, 1876, Annie Towel’S, a buxom
English maiden of 20, was married to
Charles Tate at the parish church in the
parish of St. John’s, Middleborough, county
of York, Eng. In 1878 Mrs. Tate brought
an action for divorce against her husband
on tlie ground of adultery. On May 5,
1879, an order was entered, stipulating,
among other things, “that the marriage be
dissolved unless sufficient cause be shown to
the court why the said decree should
not be made absolute within six
months from the making thereof.” Before
the expiration of the six months the plaintiff
came to the United States, and drifted to
this city, where she was slightly acquainted.
Here she became acquainted with Stewart,
and they were married,on July 2, 1879.
Before the marriage she informed him
of her marital relations in England and the
divorce proceedings. Both at that time
were under the impression that the Tate
marriage was dissolved. A final order m
the English divorce was entered in
January, 1880. After Stewart lived
with the woman for two years and
two children were born to them,
some doubt arose as to tfie English divorce
proceeding. She requested Stewart to have
the marriage ceremony performed over, but
this he refused to do. They then separated,
and have not lived together since. Soon
after the separation Mrs. Stewart went to
the province of Ontario, Can., and on Sept.
20, 1884, she married one Isaac Aves at
Southampton in that province, and has
since lived with him. Her Canadian hus
band at preseijt lives in Stratford, Ont.,
and is a wealthy stock raiser. He also was
made aware of her peculiar matrimonial
Stewart has brought his action for divorce
in the Supreme Court of this State for adul
tery on account of the defendant’s relations
with Aves in Canada. The defendant in
her answer admits all the facts as regards
the marriage and divorce proceedings in
Englnnd, but alleges that she had not in
fact been divorced from Tate at the time of
her marriage to Stewart, and that at the
time she married Stewart she was the wife
of Charles Tate, who was still living. She
therefore denies any adultery with Aves,
and asks for a dismissal of the complaint
and that judgment enfer declaring her mar
riage contract with Stewart void.
The leading question submitted to the
court to determine is wffiether the second or
der entered in the English court dissolved
the marriage on Sept. 5, 1879, which was
six months after the first order was entered,
or whether the second order simply gave
effect to the first order, and the marriage
was dissolved when the first order was en
tered. At all events it places the fair de
fendant in a very peculiar position. She is
the wife of somebody, and who is it? If her
marriage in this city is declared legal, then
her marriage in Canada is illegal. The
papers in the case were served upon her a
few days ago while on a visit to this city,
where she is at present awaiting the decision
of the court.
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STARCH, STARCH, STARCH,
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Soap by the box. Starch by the box.
Soap by the dollar's worth. Starch by the
Soap by the nickel's worth. Starch by the
Large Stock. Low Prices.
22 and 22 1-2 Barnard Street.
CHAS. A. COX,
46 BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA.,
- IRON CORNICES
TIN ROOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
The only house using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Me
Agent for Walters’ Patent Tin Shingles.
s lot K..
Oil & Gasoline
A FULL LINE OF THE BEST MAKES.
Cornwell & Chipman
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING.
EDWARD LOVELL i SONS,
155 Broughton, and 188-140 State Streeta,
Plows and Stool Shapes,
HUBS, HPOICKH AND KIMS
BAR, BAND AND HOOP IRON,
TritPEVTI N K HUPPIJKS.
AT A THIFI.K ABOVE COW
Hi Id i K my Mock at Inqeiried Good*
I and turn It Inlo caeli. I will make to order
J Hint CLASS (iOuDS. in late.l atvles. at a
trifle ahuii, coat. BARNARD READY.
t**W umgr.*. street. J
KUCK.—The friends and acquaintance of L.
H. Kuck are respectfully invited to attend the
funeral of his only daughter, Lizzie, from the
corner of Lincoln street and Second avenue,
THIS AFTERNOON at 8 o’clock.
SPECTAL NOTH ES.
SAC AXNAII BOARD OF TRADE.
An election will be held at the Board of Trade
Room on MONDAY, April 35th, at meeting
of Board of Directors, to fill the office of In
spector and Weigher of hay, grain, etc.
By order of the PRESIDENT.
Attest: John Henderson, Sup’t.
Bit. HENRY S GOLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
Graduate Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
DB. BART VV. CIUBEDGE,
ROOMS ODD FELLOWS' NEW BUILDING,
ELMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. 81 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
Office Health Officer, 1
Savannah, Ga., March 14, 1887. f
From and after this date, and until further
instructions, the following regulations regard
ing vessels arriving at this port will be enforced:
Ist. All steamships and vessels from South
America, Central America, Mexico, West Indies,
Sicily, Sardinia, ports of Italy south of 40 degs.
North latitude. Algeria and coast of Africa be
tween 10 degs. North and 14 degs. South lati
tude, will lie subjected to close quarantine and
be required to report at the Quarantine Station.
2d. All steamers and vessels from foreign
ports not included in, section first, direct or via
American ports, whether 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
quired to remain in quarantine until boarded
and passed by the Quarantine Officer. Neither
the Captains nor any one on board of such ves
sels wul be allowed to come to the city until the
vessels are inspected and passed by the Quaran
The quarantine regulation requiring the flying
of the quarantine flag on vessels subjected to
detention or inspection will be rigidly enforced.
J. T. McFARLAND, Health Officer.
Office Health Officer. I
Savannah, March 25th, 1887. f
Pilots of the Port of Savannah are informed
that the Sapelo Quarantine Station will be open
ed on APRIL Ist. 1887.
Special attention of the Pilots is directed to
sections Nos. 3d and 14th, Quarantine Regula
Most rigid enforcement of quarantine regula
tions will be maintained by the Health authori
ties. j. t. McFarland, m. and.,
Office Health Officer, I
Savannah, April sth, 1887. f
Notice is hereby given that the Quarantine
Officer is instructed not to deliver letters to ves
sels which are not subjected to quarantine de
tention, unless the name of consignee and state
ment that the vessel is ordered to some other
port appears upon the face of the envelope.
This order is made necessary in consequence of
the enormous bulk of drumming letters sent to
the station for vessels which are to arrive.
j. t. McFarland, m. and.,
NEW PC BLIC ATIOXS.
EstilFs News Depot,
S3 BUTLL STREET.
Witches' Head 20c
King Solomon's Mines 30e
Sabina Zenibin 20c
Elizabeth’s Fortune 20c
She (Illustrated) 25c
Rival Cousins 20c
Girl's Heart 20c
Why Not? 20c
Wee Wifle 25c
ADDRESS ALL ORDERS TO
Matting fnij Cheap.
Freeman & Oliver,
192 BROUGHTON STREET.
Call -and See the DANGLER
VAPOR STOVE for Summer Use
Illii k Ballaifyne,
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths,
STATIONARY and PORTABLE ENGINES,
VERTICAL UNpER-RUNNER and
TOY-RUNNER CORN MILLS.
OUOAR MILLS and PANS on hand and for
k ’ sale, all of the liest material uml lowest
prices. Also Agents for the Chicago Tire and
Spring Works, and the Improved Ebbertnon
All orders promptly attended to.
To Newspaper PiMislers.
JpOR SALE, a Hoe 3 Revolution Cylindor
Press. Bed 33 by -16. Just the machine for a
newspaper requiring a press that will turn out a
handsome sheet at the rate of 1,500 to 2,000
copies per hour. It is the fastest single cylinder
press made. Will lie sold at a bargain. Also a
Foldiug Machine iForsaith).
J 11. EKTII.L. Savannah, Ga
W ATI IIMAK F.lt AND JKW ELF.It.
WATCHMAN fcIUW WJji and EMiHAYFJI,
No fJTi UKOUOHTOJ* HTKKRT.
I lU iMft ii WtwtAfei I' owl Hull MtWtl)
gr *lll And ttU4*utiou. h*u*
138 Broughton Street.
Princely Budget of i T iil
This Week l
per cent. more. *
75 pieces Ladies' 22-inch fine Satin
wl.ere°B2. '° ng haUdleS ' ° ,llySl "Srtfig
50 pieces Ladies’ 20-inch Black Satin Parasols
week end s” aU COlorß^
200 Children's Sntine Parasols at 35e ta,
worth exactly double. ’’
800 other styles of Parasols for Ladies ...
Children in Pongee, Pekin, Bayadere striS?
Combination Checks and Lace covered at nri’
guaranteed positively lowest in the city. pnc ®
Ladies’ and Children’s Neckwear.
500 Children’s large White Egyptian Lace rw
lars only 10c.; astonishing value even for ay
800 Ladies' wide White Lawn Ties, Embroider,
and Laee ends, grand bargains, at 10c :,y -S
600 sets Ladies' White Linen (Capet rviu
and Cuffs only 15c.; to match them H
250 Ladies’ 3-ply pure Linen, long boson,
Chemisette fronts, with high clerical shape Col
lar, in all sizes, only 15c. each; competitorsrail
them a bargain at 25c. 1
Also i, h ? la ;S est , “ n Ladies' and Children-.
White, Colored and Mourning Collars and Cuff
at 20c. a set.
Headquarters for Millinery.
At 10c., 15c., 25c., 35c. we offer an elegant li
Boys’ Hats; to match them cost 33J4 per cent
At 25c. we offer Ladies' and Children’s Black.
White, and Tan Straw Shapes; cheap for 35c
At 50c. we offer the handsomest line of quail,
ties and shapes in Ladies' and Misses’ S:r
Hats: worth fully 75c.
At 25c. we place on sale this week 100 dozen
Misses' Broad Rim Mixed Straw Sailors, trimmed
with Satin Band; great value even for 50c.
At 50c. we offer the largest and prettiest Hus
of Misses' Trimmed Hats m this city.
Full stocks of Ribbons, Flowers, Feathers
Satins, Surahs and everything pertaining to a
first-class Millinery Store at popular prices.
Ladies’ Trimmed Hats in grand variety.
P. S.—Country orders promptly and carefully
Orders Taken for Sun Bonnets,
FELT LAMBREQUINS yards long,
half yard wide, stamped, $1; elaborate
FELT SCARFS, stamped, 54 inches long,
18 inches wide, stamped on both ends, 50c.
ART MATERLALS furnished at lowest
STAMPING DONE on short notice.
MRS. KATE POWER
St. Julian and Bull Streets.
SASH. DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
Halifax River Lumber lii
JOHN MANLEY, Proprietor,
DAYTON -A-, FLORIDA.
EVERY VARIETY OF
Rough & Dressed Lumber,
SASHES, SHINGLES, MOLDINGS
SCROLL WORK FURNISHED.
In connection with the Mill is also a MA
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ITAVTOIVA, FIiORIPA. _
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l EIGHT-HORSE POWER HORIZOSTAI
4 FIRE BOX BOILERS (new).
1 Fifteen-Horse Power (second-haDd) B* un
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1 Fifty-Horse Power (new) Return
Thirty-Horse Power (new) Return Tubulat
* 'l"l'Twentv flve Horee Power (new) Re,un
TU 2 bU T to w r eric.Horse Power Horizontal Pen*
Prank Engines, on sills (new). . ,-y an (
2 Eight Horse Power Horizontal Side cm
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1 Eight-Horse Power (second-hand)
Si r S ii r H^ n^erH W orSontal Side Crank E
nMoV^pUowerWliorizontal Side Crank to
gines. on sills (newi. netting. Pip*
Also, Circular Saw Mills. Saw*. B
and Fittings, Brass Goods, Inspn ate ,
Schofield’s Iron Works
MACON, GEORGIA. •
AY Alt IHBB a M> .11" 1 i in
THE CHEAPEST TLACE TO W *
FRENCH CLOCKS, etc., is to lie f™
A. L. Desbouillons,
21 BULL STREET.
the sole agent for the celebrated B
RAILROAD WATCHES, and "bon
makes u sjiecialty or
18-Karat Wedding Rin^
AND THE FINEST WATCHP*
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