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CALHOUN FOR COUNSEL.
WHAT ATLANTA HEARS AS TO
GEN. LAWTON’S SUCCESSOR.
A Convict Offers to Divulge Important
Information If His Sentence is Short
ened Pour Years -The Governor Still
Looting Into the Requisition Muddles
—Supreme Court Decisions.
Atlanta, Ga., May 3. —At n joint meet
ing of the Ladies’ Memorial Association and
Confederate survivors this afternoon it was
decided to put marble headstones over the
4,000 soldiers’ graves at Oakland, and a
committee was appointed to raise the
It is reported here by well informed par
ties that when Gen. Lawton resigns his posi
tion as general counsel of the Central rail
road it will be tendered to Patrick Calhoun.
A CONVICT'S VFFER.
E. W. Petts, a convict in camp near Al
bany, writes to the Principal Keeper of the
Penitentiary giving a graphic history, well
written, of his life. He asserts that he was
once a highly esteemed citizen of Hall coun
ty. with a happy family, but was led into
crime by wicked men, who blighted his life
and rained his home. He is very repentant
and will reform when he gets out. He sug-
f eoted if his sentence is conunutethto four or
ve yhars he will furnish
evidence" to capture eleven long
term escaped convicts, mentioning
their names, crimes, sentence and the date
of escape, and will further furnish evidence
to convict a dozen or more desperate crimi
nals who have never been apprehended.
Fetts was convicted under divers uliases in
Lumpkin county in 18*4 for horse stealing,
and sentenced to twelve years. He escaped
last year but was caught and four years
were added to his sentence. Col. Tarver
will investigate his proposition.
south Carolina’s requisition.
The Governor has requested Salem Dutch
er, counsel for J. P, McNally, to be here
Wednesday with McNally and his prosecu
tor, and make a showing as to the genuine
ness of that prosecution. He has also tele
graphed Solicitor General Wright for a full
statement in regard to the indictment
against Stone, the policeman.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
The following Supreme Court decisions
Were handed down to-dav:
J. B. Holst vs. J. G. Bums et al., from
the City Court of Columbus. Affirmed.
Renter Dampier vs. J. G. McCall etal.,
from Brooks. Affirmed.
John Aldridge, executor, vs. Mary A.
Aldridge, front Appling. Affirmed.
State Convention of the Knights of
Jacksonville, Fla , May 2.— The Grand
State Assembly of the Knights of Labor
assembled at Mechanics Hall this afternoon.
The attendance of delegates from sub
assemblies throughout the State was good.
Organization was perfected bv the election
of T. J. Mott, of this city, as Most Worthy
Grand Master. Much routine business of a se
cret nature was transacted. The mechanics’
lien law and other matters now before the
Legislature, uffecting the interests of work
men, were discussed and resolutions respect
ing them passed. Another session was
held to-iught_at Bowden’s Hall, at LaVilla,
at which various standing committees were
•■point'd and much other routine business
mx the sub-tropical exposition.
Write directors of the Sub-Tropical Expo
held a meeting this afternoon at the
Hurl of Trade rooms at which the stand
committees report'd much progress in
ways and means for insuring
final success of the ent*rprise. Hub
Bfcptious to the capital stock are coming in
Several eligible sites for buildings
have been offered. The hotel and transpor
tation companies have responded liberally,
and the prospects for a successful exposition
are very bright.
W. M. Dallam, doing a wholesale grain,
hay and feed business, made an assignment
to-day to A. Solary, assignee. The liabili
ties are probably $5,000. The assets are
THE INDIAN RIVER REGATTA,
An excursion will loave here to-morrow
morning h> attend the eleventh annual
regatta and picnic of the Indian River
Yacht Club, which takes place at Oleander
Point, Indian river. The gallant yachtsmen
composing the club have sent out" elaborate
invitations, and will leave nothing undone
to make the event a pleasant one
for all who attend. Four hundred and fifty
dollars in prizes for the victorious yachts
have been subscrib'd, ranging from £2O to
SIOO, and there will be a number of com
petitive yachts from visiting clubs. An
elegant dinner willl be served, air-address of
welcome from President Andrews, of the
club, responses by Hon. John T. Graves, of
this city. Gen. W. H. Sebring, of Bronson,
and others, and withal the day will be most
Frank Wigktman, of this city, will take
his yacht Hero down on a special oar, and
expects to capture come of the leading
I JACKSONVILLE'S YACHT CLUB.
The annual regatta of the Florida and
Ivereide yacht clubs, of this city , will come
fon May 12. A number of spirited con
sts are looked for.
Competing yachts from Bt. Augustine,
'rnandina, Brunswick und Port Royal are
: pec ted to enter.
Society circles are agog over the approach
ing marriage of L. Hamilton, of Atlanta, to
Miss Mamie Jones, a jxtpular young lady of
tliis city. The event will take place to
morrow evening at the Newnan Street
Presbyterian church, the Rev. W. 11.
Dodge officiating, after which a reception
will lie given the bridal party at the resi
dence of It. H. Jones, brother of the bride.
The spring term of the Circuit Court con
venes in regular session to-morrow. The
civil docket is light, and it is expected that
most of the term will lie consumed in the
trial of criminal cases, which arc* numerous.
Among the defendants are several charged
with cupital offenses.
Brookhville, Fi.a., May I.—Recently
Walter Gwynn, of Hanford, sold a largo
number of acres of land to juirties in Rus
A rail mail meeting was held here yester
day at 10 a. m. for the purpose of taking
final action on the proposition of the Orange
Belt Railway Conqiany to extend their line
Friday afternoon a fire was discovered in
the kitchen of the WilsoVi House! of Bixtoks
ville. hut soon the engines were in operation
and it was extinguished. About six months
ago the town purchased two Connelly im
proved chemical engines for S9OO.
A Break for Liberty.
Blackhhkar, Ga., May 2.—Daniel An
thony, after inflicting serious wounds on
Jailer W. J. Booth, escaped from the county
jail this afternoon. Marshal Tutan. after
a lively rare*, overtook ami captured Dan,
and returned him to his cell.
St. Augustine’s New Postmaster.
Washington, May 2.—The President has
appointed Henry Gaillard Postmaster at Ht.
Augustine, vice Mr. Cooper, resigned.
Revisiting Old Battlefields.
Norfolk, Va., May 2.—A party of
eighty-three survivors of the Fifty-.sevent|h
and Fifty-ninth Massachusetts regiments of
vohuiteers, who served in the army of the
Potomac during the late war, arrived hero
by the Bouton steamer to-day. The pnriy
were entertained by committees of the mili
tary and citizens, and left on the afternoon
train for Petersburg, where they will visit
battlefields made famous by the closing
mouths of the war.
Solicitor Wright 111 and the Black
wood Case Not Heard.
Augusta, Ga. , May 2.—Because of the
illness of Solicitor Boykin Wright, the Su
perior Court was not in session to-day and
will not convene before Wednesday. There
fore, the Blackwood case may possibly be
staved off till after the halloas coraus hear
ing. The charge under which McNally is
held is that of stealing a dog from Oakman
Ganter, not obtaining goods under false
pretenses as has been reported. The alleged
theft is said to have occurred three mouths
ago. At any rate McNally is under bond
for appearance. This case lias grown into
national repute. The big dailies the country
over are watching its progress and are ask
ing to be posted on every turn of the trial.
THE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY.
The Augusta Improvement Company,
organized for the purpose of building rail
roads, warehouses, cotton presses, etc., but
really for the purpose of constructing the
Augusta aud Chattanooga railroad, started
a subscription list to its capital stock today
and in a few hours raised SIOO,OOO. Thus
insures the air line to Chattanooga.
The City Council in regular session to-dav
again refused the Coskery hotel people the
privilege of building an arcade over the
sidewalk on Jackson street. The idea was
to erect a vestibule something like the Kim
ball's. The Council refused even to listen to
the architect for the purpose of explanation.
There is more than one indignant citizen to
night who severely criticise the discourtesy
and unprogressiveness of the City Fathers.
LEGGING IT AT LEXINGTON.
The Spring Racing Meeting Opens
With Four Lively Events.
Lexington, Ky., May 2.—To-day’s rac
ing events here were as follows:
First Race- Three-quarters of a mile. Alle
gheny won, with Rose second and Violet third
Second Rack —One mile and a quarter. .Taco
bin won. with l’oleen second aud Orvid third.
Third Rack —One mile. Big Head won, with
Mary Ellis second aud Brilliant third. Time
Fourth Rack—Half a mile. Perkins won,
with Santalene second and 'Caststeel third.
RUNNING AT NASHVILLE.
Nashville, May 2. —Alxmt (5,000 persons
witnessed the opening day of the new West
Side Park. The events were:
First Rack— Three-quarters of a mile. Editor
won handily, with I x*\vis Clark second, and
Mamie Hunt third. Time 1:15.
Second Race— Seven furlongs. Birthday won,
with Aristocrat second, and Charley Marks
third. Time 1:S0.
Third Race — Half mile. Merei won, with
Corrigan s filly second and Bertha third. Time
Fourth Race— Five furlongs. Buck Hound
won, with Ivanhoe second aud Annibar third.
Fifth Race— One and one eighth miles. Eg
inont won, with Hottentot second and Big
Three third. Time I :57Uj.
Killed the Wrong Man.
San Francisco, May 2.—Mrs. Herman
Lyons was murdered on her ranch near
Napa, Feb. 17, by a farm hand named Peter
Olsen, who escaped, and for whose capture
a large reward is outstanding. A report
reached here Saturday that Olsen had been
killed while resisting" arrest near Bakers
field, Cal. An investigation shows, how
ever, that the wrong man had been killed,
the victim being M. H. Seibert, a farmer,
who lately settled near Bakersfield.
A Cotton Factory at Auction.
Montgomery, Ala., May 2. —The Pratt
ville cotton factory was sold at auction to
day for $25,000, and was lwuglit by a com
pany, of Montgomery and Prattville. The
factory was doing a fine business and was
worth $100,(XXI, when great damage was done
to it in April of last year by a freshet, which
washed away much of the building. Since
then work has been suspended. The new
eompany will put it into llrst-class condition
Down the Mississippi.
St. Louis, May 2.—There has been sent,
down the river since navigation opened
early in February, for export to Euro)**,
4,212,672 bushels of corn and 1,459,088
bushels of wheat. These are official figures.
WHAT MR. CLEVELAND REALLY
Mr. Rickey, to Whom Senator Vest
Talked, Gives the Interview in Detail.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Washington, April 28.—1 t seems that
the person who gave the information about
a Senator saying tiiat Cleveland would not
run again was Mr. Joseph Rickey, of Mis
souri, generally known in Washington.
Said I to Mr. Rickey: “I have heard it
suid that you gave the information that
Cleveland had said that he should not run
“Yes; and I do not mind telling you all
about it. Mr. George Vest, in a conversa
tion at Chamberlain’s, after a good meal,
talked freely about the President, and he
was combating the views of others, who
thought Cleveland was pulling wires for a
renomination. What he said was so impor
tant that I told Richardson and Jim Young,
1 wo writers for Baltimore and Philadelphia
I then thought it was the proper thing to
give un equal chance to Mr. Knapp, who
writes for one of the Ht. Louis papers. Mr.
Knapp used the matter; the otherx waited.”
“Now, what was it that Mr. Vest did
“He said that he and Don Cameron had
keen riding out Teuleytown road, and had
encountered the President going to his Ib*d
Top mansion. A day or two after that Mr,
Vest met the President and had some con
versation with him. The conversation hap
pened on Wednesday, April 20. Mr. Vest
told the President he was glad to have seen
him on the road, and said: ‘You ought to
go out more* for your health.’ The President
said that ho could only afford to go out
there two days in the week, though he
would like to go every day. Said he: * I have
to work at the details of this govern
ment in my office, where the papers and in
formation "art*, and I can not afford to take
more than two days.’ Mr. Vest told the
President, according to his statement, that
he must keep himself in good trim anil be
ready for the behests of the party, which
would surely nominate him this summer a
year. The President said, decidedly: ‘No,
sir ; if I van get through this term of my
office and leave the Democratic party in "a
better situation than I found it, I' want
them to nominate and elect some good Dem
ocrat. I shall not consume my strength
und health any further with the place.’
“This was said so emphatically by the
President that Mr. Vest was astonished, and
he told the President that he would have a
walkover. The President intimated tiiat ho
doubted if he could lx* elected in view of the
hostility throughout his own party. But lie
said that the work was wearing on his health
and patience; that the details of the otllco
required careful examination; that other
people said he could delegate this work, lmt
lie aid not see his way clear to do so. There
was no way to understand the government
but to look at it for one's owu self
with one’s own spectacles. He
repeated that he wanted to retire; that the
calls upon him, the interruptions to his daily
life, the sense of responsibility he carried,
self-conscii >usni -ss and complaint ill the pert y,
ail made him feel that one term of such
office was enough for any man to have and
If the at>ove is anything like a transcript
of what the President said to Mr. Vest it
shows that the President cannot carry as
stout a load of work us his predecessors have
Is 1888 Amundabai Joshes, a high cast Brah
min woman, entered the Woman’s Medical Col
lege at I'hilailwipbia. Two years ago she was
gradualist with the degree or M. I) Dr. Joshes
luis recently died in Poona, Hlndoetaa. By her
death India loses a valuable and earnest worker
for the elevation of women. Wulle in this coun
try Dr. Joshee wus a familiar figure in Boston,
L>l Li socially aud as a speaker. She was very
winning in bur manuer and was a brilliant
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1887.
MORE OF THE 11IGII-EU LAW
THE SHOOTING OF M'NEELY BY
THE SHACKELFORD BROTHERS.
People Condemn the Brothers For
Waiting- So Long Before They Slew
- The Higher Law Ought to be Exe
cuted More Quickly.
From the New York Sun.
New Orleans, April 27.—When, in No
vember last year, Dr. T. G. Ford, of Shreve
port, shot down the seducer of his wife on
Canal street, in this city, his act was almost
universally approved. Dr. Ford was ar
rested, charged with murder. He refused to
go to trial in order to keep the details of his
wife’s infidelity fro‘m being exposed in the
courts, and pleaded guilty of manslaughter.
Immediately from all parte of the State
came a demand that he lx* pardoned. Gov.
McEnery himself called for a pardon.
The press of the State, with
one exception, urged it, declaring
that while the law of Louisiana did
not encourage or tolerate murder, “the
higher law” and public opinion not only jus
tified a man in shooting down the seducer of
his wife, daughter, or sister, but made it his
duty as a man to do so. So unanimous was
the demand for Ford’s release that oil March
1(5 the Board of Pardons released him, and
he left the Parish prison a free man and a
Within barely a month of his pardon
another appeal to the higher law had been
made, which is puzzling the supporters of
that doctrine very much, and convincing
them that it, like the statute law, needs some
provisions and restrictions, nnd that it is
sometimes dangerous to allow private ven
geance to punish the crime of seduction.
This latest murder, which is causing great,
excitement on Red river, and may at any
time be followed ly other homicides or a
hostile meeting between the friends and
families of the victim and the murderers, is
the killing last week of N. C. McNeely by
Gus and Walter Shackelford, for the seduc
tion of their sister. All are of gixvl families,
and both parties have many followers and
partisans. McNeely is the nephew of C. C.
Nash, one of the most prominent men in the
parish. Sheriff in 1872, and leader in thut
fearful political disturbance which on Easter
Sunday, IST.'!, resulted in the death of over
a hundred negroes, and is known as the Col
fax affair. More than a year ago Mc-
Neely, who was a married man at the time,
seduced Miss Shackelford, and her seduction
soon became known to her relatives.
Public opinion required that they should
slay the seducer, and the choice of
avenging the wrong fell upon Gus Shackel
ford, the brother. In eases like this, where
an appeal is made to “higher law,” it is not
necessary to give the victim any notice. The
despoiler of female virtue, the destroyer of
the home, is treated like a mad dog, and
any close relative of the woman he lias
ruined is justified—so says public opinion—
in shooting him down as Ford shot Cunning
ham, without giving him any chance to de
fend himself. Accordingly, it was arranged
that young Shackelford should conceal him
self in the court house, where his " .tiler,
who was Clerk of the court, had an office,
anil as McNeely passed by on the way to his
store should shoot him. McNeely" passed
the retreat of the brothers. Gus Shackelford
had his gun aimed at him; but fear, or
mercy, or some other cause, prevented him
from shooting, when he hail the seducer’s
life in his hands, and McNeely escaped,
Finding that the brother would not kill
the offender, the Hhnekelfords contented
themselves with insisting that McNeely
leave the country, threatening his life if he
remainod. He obeyed the order, and left
Grant parish for four months. Then he
began to npiiear at Colfax, the county seat,
at intervals of a week or ten days, and
finally made his stay there permanent. Gus
Shackelford also had left the parish, bt re
turned about the same time. For a While
a shooting scnqie between the twr> mew was
expected, hut ns days and weeks and months
went by and they passed each otfiri* Without
“an affair,” people began to feel eosv again
and to imagine that the Shackelford* had
determined to forget the affront find hot to
revive the unpleasant story of the seduction.
The tragedy of last week proves the error
of thus belief. The Shackelford brothers,
Gus and Walter, watched their chance
with the dogged determination of slaying
McNeely whenever a rare opportunity pre
On Wednesday last they lav in wait for
him iu the very room hi which a year pre
vious they had stationed themselves to kill
him, and as McNeely passed the court house
the two brothers opened on hint with their
shotguns. There was no defense; there
could be none. He died where he stood, iiis
body showing eleven buckshot wounds, a
majority in the hack.
As McNeely hail many friends, public
opinion naturally ran very high. The two
-Sh ackelfords virtually admitted the killing,
as they surrendered to the Sheriff. The lat
ter feared to confine them in the parish jail,
lest the McNeelys might break into it anil
lynch or their friends and relatives attempt
to rescue them.
Such is the story of the murder. Are the
two Shackelfords justified by “the higher
law” is what cannot lx* determined by the
advocate. Public opinion hesitates, and the
Colfax Chronicle , which was willing to sup
port Ford for killing the seducer of his wife,
h not willing to justify the Shackelfords for
killing the man who ruined their sister. It
,‘Had this killing taken place a year or
several months ago, when hot blood ran
high, the unwritten law of the land, which
tolerates the slaying of a man who invades
the sacred precincts of a home, would, in a
measure, have condoned the crime in the
eves of the public; but to wait and wait and
wait, until the matter has become cold and
clammy, and then to waylay the victim and
kill him in tiie presence of his wife nnd fam
ily in such a deliberate manner, is so horri
ble to al! fair-minded people that they can
not think of such a deed with any degree of
patience. As it is, the condition of the un
fortunate sister is made worse by stirring
up fresh comment, and the two young men
will have to go through life with the stain
of a fellow creature’s blood constantly
weighing them down, an:l the further proba
bility of felon being branded on them.”
If the Chronicle voices public opinion in
Grant iiarish anil the State, ns it probably
does, Ford was rightly pardoned, but the
Shackelfords will be punished. The higher
law must lie executed promptly. Dr. Ford
himself waited some months before aveng
iug his dishonor, mid the fact weakened his
case in the eyes of many; the Shackelfords,
who waited a year, waited too long, and are
murderers, with no right to appeal to the
"higher law.” In'view of these two eases,
it is evident that the higher law will fiave
to determine more accurately the time
within which the seducer must be killed.
From I he Queen.
Sewing machines have revolutionized the
working world; but when I see, as I only
too frequently do, intelligent and otherwise
well educated girls of 10, 12, aye, and
older, tot), so ignorant of plain needlework
that I would not cat e to use a pocket hand
kerchief of their hemming, I do not feel
quite sum that all innovations are improve
ments. A lovely young doetreas of divini
ty, or of law, or of medicine may be a very
bewitehiiqr and fascinating personage, a
potent evidence of the inarch of intellect;
•nit it may lie permitted to grandmammas to
doubt if a beloved and loving wife,a sweet de
voted mother, skilled and deft in all woman’s
work, be not, even though innocent of any
tongue save her own, *he 1 letter of tho
twain. But the world is wide enough for
both. I have heard my own mother say
that when she was seven she wore an Indian
muslin of her own embroidery at a ball
given by her parent- on her birthday; and
the almost microscopically minute and deli
cate old work in finest linen and cambric,
and the marvellous “true darning” which
I sometimes show to my young friends,
cause bright eyes to ojien widely with aston
ishment and almost incrislulity of what they
hoc, so for is the perfection‘of neatness iii
that ancestral stitching beyond anythiug
now seen or attempted.
HE DIED THE DEATH OF A HERO.
A Freight Conductor Sacrifices His
Life in an Attempt to Prevent a Dis
From the New York Sun.
Brookfield, Mass., April 28.—A brave
man lost his life while striving to prevent a
great disaster on the Boston and Albany
road near here yesterday afternoon. A
freight train, climbing the long steep grade
between South Spencer nnd East Brook
field, broke apart near the former station,
and tho rear ears start'll off at a speed that
soon became terrific. There was no one on
board the runaway cars to set the brakes.
The grade continued steadily down hill for
more than five miles to this town, and if the
cars could not be stopped before reaching
the station here they were sure to crash into
an east-bound passenger train which was
James Deblois was the conductor of the
broken train. He signal) and his engineer to
reverse and run back at full speed in pur
suit of the runaway ears. The chase was
instantly begun, anil the distance lietween
tho two sections of the train rapidly lessened.
The speed was so great, however, that Con -
ductor Deblois dared not ruu up close enough
to couple on to the flying ears, for the shock
would probably have derailed both sections
of the train and resulted in a general wreck.
Brakemen partly controlecl the speed of
the pursuing cars when the runaway sec
tion was almost reached, and Conductor
Deblois prepared to jump over the space be
tween the two sections. He could then set
the brakes on the runaway ears und get
them under control while the other section
of the train was being slowed down in the
same manner. The two sections had coine
within a few feet of each other in their mad
race w hen Deblois decided to jump. He
leaped with all his might across the chasm,
but he fell short, anil dropped to the track
below and was ground to pieces by the pur
suing ears. The chase of the flying ears
was abandoned by the horror-stricken train
hands, and the sjieed of the locomotive was
The runaway cars kept on with still in
creasing speed toward Brookfield. It was
chance and prompt presence of mind that
averted a great calamity. The wild cars
had almost reached the East Brookfield sta
tion when Baggagenmster James Corcoran,
standing on the platform, happened to catch
sight of them. He took in the situation in
ah instant, and thought of the approaching
passenger train, only two miles further on.
He was within a few feet of a switch leading
to on unoccupied siding. He ran to it, un
locked it, and threw the lever just as the
cars came abreast of him. The cars took
tho siding nt first, but the speed was so
great, that they could not hold to tho sud
denly deflected roil, and they plunged in a
heap down the bank and into> the marsh
meadows. Ten cars loaded with potatoes,
flour, bananas, and general merchandise
wrecked, involving a lass of alxiut $20,(100.
Conductor Deblois lived in Springfield,
where he leaves a widow and two children.
He was :54 years old, and“had had charge of
this train for two years.
“* BULLETS BY TELEPHONE.
Some Curious Experiments Made by
Font the New York Star.
Paterson, April 29. —Prof. Bell, the tele
phone inventor, is at present oa a visit to
Paterson as the guest of I)r. Eli J. Marsh.
This afternoon, in the presence of a number
of prominent physicians gathered at the
residence of Dr. Marsh on Market street on
invitation of Prof. Bell, the professor made
a number of very important and interesting
experiments with the telephone In locating
bullets in parts body. The professor
had an unusually good subject to confluct
his experiments with in the person' of
Adolph Grube, a saloon-keeper, who about
a month ago made a desperate attempt to
commit suicide while bordering on delirium
Grube fired two balls into his head, and
was prevented from tiring more by his wife,
who came oil the scene at the time. Grube
is still living, to the surprise of the doctors,
and his two wounds in the head have both
healed up, and he experiences no trouble
whatever from the lead in his head. The
doctors, when Grube first shot himself, gave
him a few days to live, and he was removed
to the Ladies’ hospital. Grube was kept
there a few days iu quietness, for the doc
tore said tiiat it was what he needed to pre
vent inflammation of the brain. Grube was
not of that opinion, and so ho went home.
Thus afternoon Prof. Bell located one of
tho bullets and partly located the other.
Heretofore the physicians had been unable
to do this. The balls did not enter the brain
but flattened against the skull. The Profes
sor says that he is positive that lie has got
the jxisitiofi of the second Iqiill. Tho other
he is not positive about. (The instrument
used was an ordinary earphone and a small
instrument containing a coil of wire, just
what kind the professor would not say, nor
would he explain the mechanism of the lit
tle instrument. This was passed over the
head and the earphone kept to the ear. As
soon as the coil of wire passed over the loca
tion of the balls a curious noise was detect
ed, whieh was given out at no other part of
the head. The balls were near the wounds.
After experimenting with Grube’s cra
nium, experiments were made with a piece
of roast beef, in which bullets were in
DR. SABINE’S CHANCE REMARK.
Secret of the Popularity of the Little
Church Around the Corner.
From the New York Evenino Sun.
“Of course,” said Col. T. AUstou Brown,
the veteran dramatic agent and ex-critic,
tho other day, “of course the popularity
among actors of the Little Church Around
the Corner is famously known all over the
country. I doubt, though, if many recall
the circumstances leading up to tho first
funeral of an actor from that church, and I
know there has always lieen a great mis
conception of the subject. George
Holland, ail excellent player and
tho father of the pres
ent George, died in this city Dec. 20, 1870.
A committee of professional friends in
charge of the funeral arrangements culled
on the Rev. Dr. Sabine, of the Church of the
Atonement, Fifth avenue and Twenty
ninth street, and solicited his services for the
performance of the funeral rites. It was at
once widely published that when informed
Holland had been an actor Dr. Sabine re
fused to offii-iate, and even went so far as to
contemptuously remark that he wouldn’t
open his church for the reception of the re
mains of a mere actor.
“That report,” said Col. Brown, “had not
the slightest basis sf truth. The facts are
that a wedding was to take place in Dr. Sa
bine’s church a little later on the same day,
and the minister, conducting the committee
to the church, showed them the emblems of
joy already adorning tho walls and pulpit,
and asked whether a funeral at nearly the
same hour would bo appropriate. Thecom
mittoe agreed that it wouldn’t. ‘But,’
added one of theirtnumbur.‘we can’t post
pone the burial. ‘ What is to he done?
•Well,’ ssid Dr. Sabine, reflecting a moment,
you might trv the little church around the
corner here. Dr. Houghton’s.’"
“That was all them was to it. The com
mittee had no difficulty in getting the Little
Church Around the Comer—so christened,
you see, by Dr. Sabine’s chance remark—
and there the funeral occurred. But mean
while the incident had been so distorted that
much public feeling was aroused, and Dr.
Sabine was very unjustly censured. The
whole affair resulted, os you know, in es
tablishing Dr. Houghton as the favorite
minister with the profession, and it was the
direct moans of swelling to vast proportions
the benefit for the family of George Hol
“Talk about benefits nowadays! I sup
pose you think C. W. Coukteck’s advance
sale ot $4,000 is big; but it wasn’t a marker
to Holland s. Willie Winter had charge of
tile affair, and after the performance Hol
land's family were richer by $13,000, in
vested in ft js-r cent, government bonds.”
HER ARMS TORN OUT.
A Frightful Accident to Mrs. Hannah
Perrine in Jersey City.
From the New York Sun.
Mrs. Hannah Perrine, a widow 33 years
old, who was employed as a packer in Loril
lard’s tobacco factory in Jersey City, fin
ished her work at about yesterday
afternoon. With Mary Cosgrove, another
packer, she stalled on a walk through the
department to kill time while they were
waiting for the paymaster to come along,
when the young women reached the part of
the room" where there is some machinery
the hands employed there had finished, and
the belting which had been thrown on the
pulleys, was hanging between the machines
a few feet from the floor. To rest herself,
Mrs. Perrine sat in the belting as in a swing.
The shaft which ran along the ceiling, ten
feet above the floor, was revolving, and it
is explained that in some way the woman’s
weight had the effect to tighten the lielting
on the pulleys. With her hands on either
side of the belting, Mis. Perrine had begun
swinging herself to and fro when she felt a
jerk, and was carried towards the ceiling.
Before she knew her danger she had reached
the shafting about which the belting was
being drawn. Both her arms were caught
in the machinery, and both were torn from
their sockets at the shoulder.
She fell to the floor and the dismembered
limbs, having been released from the shaft
ing, fell by her side. The hands who saw
the accident, which was all over in a few
seconds, turned their heads in horror. The
girl was carried into the firm’s office, and
five physicians were sent for, but despite
their efforts the woman died at 5 o’clock.
Mrs. Perrine was a pretty brunette, and
was a favorite with her employers and the
hands in the department in which she
worked. Her husband died four years ago,
a year after her marriage. Her mother and
stepfather are living, but her friends do not
know where they are.
They Accidentally Found His Money.
From the New York Sun.
Milwaukee, April 38.—A discovery of
hidden treasure was made in the cellar of a
house on the South Side. The gainers by
the discovery are the family of Henry J.
Peters, an old resident who died nearly a
year ago, aged 60 years. Peters, who for
many years kept a grocery and saloon, was
always poorly dressed and bore the reputa
tion of being a miser. When on his death
bed he declined to make a will or give his
wife accurate information as to his affairs,
but told her that after his death she would
find that he had loft plenty for herself and
children. After the old man’s death the
place was ransacked from top to bottom,
but no signs of money, bonds, or securities
of any kmd were found.
Months went by and the heirs were in
clined to give up nope. To-day, however,
as the sewer had become clogged, workmen
were engaged to remedy the trouble. On
taking up the flooring of the cellar prepara
tory to their work the men came across a
heavy box, securely locked, and too heavy
to be easily moved. On opening the chest
it was found to be filled with gold coin—
dollars, eagles, and foreign money—to the
aggregate of $30,000. The Probate Judge
was immediately notified.
—— ~| Special indications for Georgia
FAIR North Carolina, South Carolina and
East Florida: Fair weather, fol
lowed by local rains, cooler, varia
ble winds, generally southerly, shifting to
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing 6p. m., May 3, 1887, 75th Meridian
Districts. j Average.
w ,„ ! Max. Min. ißain-
ton. Tem P Temp faiil.
1. Wilmington j 9 86 55 0
2. Charleston I 6 84 51 0
3. Augusta 5 89 58 0
4. Savannah |l3 88 58 0
5. Atlanta j 13 89 57 0
6. Montgomery ! 8 89 04 0
7. Mobile I 7 88 68 0
8. New Orleans I 12 88 70 0
9. Galveston* 86 63 7
10. Vicksburg 2 86 60
11. Little Bock | 4 SO 59 53
12. Memphis | 19 83 68
Averages 1 86.3 60.9 j 05
Observations takon at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, May 2, 9:38 p. M.. city time.
! Temperature, j
Norfolk CO, S 9 IClear.
Charlotte 74 J S 6.. ... ( Clear.
Wilmington 68 ( 8 jC'lear.
Charleston 68 S Clear.
Augusta 78,8 E i Hear.
Savannah 08 S Ej ! Clear.
Jacksonville 68 S E Clear.
Key West 76 E 88.... Cleat.
Atlanta 76 S E 8 Clear.
Pensacola 72 S E 18 Clear.
Mobile 74SEi Cloudy.
Montgomery 80 S E Cloudy.
New Orleans 74,S El 4 Fair.
Galveston 74j S jIB Cloudy.
Corpus Christ! ! |
Palestine 06 NE 30 63 Th’nd'r st'm
Rio Grande i ! |
G. N. Salisbury, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.
Using Them for Fifty Years.
Arkansaw, Pepin Cos., Wis., Dec. 2,
18S5.—For upward of fifty years I have
used Brandretii’s Piles. lam now near
ly eighty years old and in good health. That
my facilities are still intact is duo to this
fact, and this only, that I have almost relied
on Brandreth’s Pills to the exclusion of
stronger medicines to restore me to health
whenever either seriously indisposed or in
great suffering from colds, backache, etc.,
and am deeply grateful, next to my Maker,
to the blessed man who originated and
placed within reach of his follow beings so
simple and efficacious a remedy. For bilious
derangements and kidney disturbances, their
usefulness, in my experience, is particularly
noticeable. Mrs, Favette Dixon.
Advice to Mothers.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little suffer at once; it
produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving
the child from pain and the little cherub
awakes us “bright as a button.”
It is very pleasant to taut". It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain, re
lieves wind, regulates the 1 towels, and is the
best known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
arising from teething or other causes. 2o
cents a bottle.
At Eetill’s News Depot.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
It, Century Magazine for May, North Amer
ican Review for May, Southern Cultivator
for May, Outing for May, Budget
for June, Boston Herald, Boston
Globe, Philadelphia Times, Evening
Star, Philadelphia Press, Baltimore Sun, Bal
timore American, New York Herald,
World, Times, Star, Sun, Tribune, Graphic,
Florida Tiines-Union, Nashville Union,
Jacksonville Morning News, New Orleans
Times-Democrat, New Orleans Picayune,
Macon Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle, Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette, Ch irlestou
News and Courier, Atlanta Constitution.
Can go untidy or ill-dressed while B. H. Levy ,t
ro. lead in variety of Boys' Suits and low prices?
For Family Trade.
Choice sweet oil. bottled cider.
Choice FAMILY FLOUR in half laurels,
OLD GOVERNMENT JAVA, CHOICE lEA.
FRED. M. HULL.
CHIPPEWA TRIBE, I. O. R. M.
An extra meeting will be held at your Hall
THIS EVENING at 8 P. M.
All members are requested to attend.
S. A. BORDERS, Sachem.
C. F. M. Bernhardt, K. of R.
TIIE GERMAN AMERICAN MITTAL
LOAN VND BOLDING ASSOCIATION.
The eighth (9) regular monthly meeting of this
Association will be held at the office of the Sec
retary. 107 Bay street, THIS (Tuesday) EVEN
ING,'at 8 o’clock.
JOHN SCHWARZ, President.
S. L. Lazaron, Secretary.
I'NITEO HYDRAULIC COTTON PRESS
Savannah, Ga., May 3d, 1887.
A meeting of the stockholders of this Com
pany will be held THIS DAY at 12 o'clock M.,
at the office of the Savannah Cotton Press Asso
ciation, No. 104 Bay street, down stairs.
J. B. RIPLEY, Secretary.
UNION ROAD CO.
A meeting of Stockholders of Union Road Cos.
will be held at the office of Wm. Neyle Haber
sham on SATURDAY NEXT, the 7th May, at 12
THOS. P. SC’REYEN, President.
Savannah, Ga.. April 25th, 1887.
An important meeting of the stockholders of
the OGLETHORPE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
will be held at the Supper Room of the Arsenal
of the Savannah Volunteer Guards, on THURS
DAY. May sth. prox.. at 8:13 p. M., to consider
offers made with a view to the final disposition
of the property for hotel purposes.
By order of the Board of Directors.
ED F. NEUFVILLE, Sec'y O. R. E. Cos.
GRAND FAMILY EXCURSION!
BY REQUEST, THE
STEAMER POPE CATLIN, ,
CAPT. W. H. SWIFT*
Will leave KELLY’S WHARF, foot of Bull street,
ON WEDNESDAY MAY 4th, at 2 o'clock p. M„
passing the SCHUETZEN PARK, BONA VEN
TURE and THUNDERBOLT, returning by way
of WARSAW, WILMINGTON RIVER, etc.
FARE 50 CENTS. CHILDREN HALF PRICE.
Refreshments on board.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals in duplicate will be received
for the erection of an office building for the
CENTRAL RAILROAD will be received by the
undersigned until TUESDAY, MAYYOth, at noon.
Drawings and Specifications may lie seen at
the offices of Fay Eiehberg, No. 3 Bull street,
Savannah, and 19*4 South Broad street, Atlanta,
Bond and Security will be required for the
performance of the contract. Work to be com
pleted on or before SEPT. Ist, 1887, under for
Bids will be received either in whole, or for
separate parts of the work.
FAY & FJCHBERG. Architects.
SAVANNAH FLORAL AND ART ASSO
FIRST ANNUAL EXHIBITION.
Exhibitors of artistic work at the Floral Exhi
bition, opening at the Chatham Artil>ry Hail
on the 4th inst., are requested to attach a card
firmly to the work which they send to exhibit,
with their name and title of work distinctly
written upon it.
COMMITTEE ON EXHIBITION.
Will be received up to MAY 15th for offices in
the new COTTON EXCHANGE building. De
tails in reference to terms and conditions fur
nished upon application to
E. F. BRYAN, Superintendent.
Ail persons are hereby cautioned against fur
nishing any supplies for Steamer POPE CATLIN
without a written order from the undersigned.
W. H. SWIFT, Master.
Of those WHITE STRAW HATS by last steamer
from New York, for sale very low by
JAUDON, 150 St. Julian street.
DR. HENRY S COLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton street*.
Graduate Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
ULMER’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. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D„
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
NEW GOODS. NEW GOODS.
Caps, Caps, and Sun Bonnets.
Normandy Caps, Nurses' Caps,
Shirred Oap3, Corded Bonnets,
Lace Caps, Embroidered Bonnets,
Embroidered Caps, Cambric Bonnets,
Pique Caps, Pique Bonnet.3,
French Caps, Ruffled Bonnets,
Mull Caps, Insertion Corded,
Bonnets made to order.
412 Styles to Heleet from.
Mrs. Iv. Power,
No. 137 St. Julian and Bull.
I-ot 30x106 feet on Duffy street, nearly in front
of the New Baptist Church.
Two lots on Duffy street, adjoining the new
store and hall lining erected by Hi. Julian It
Yonge; 30x105 feet.
lot 40x108, corner of Hall and Tattnall streets.
All these lots are within the wooden districts.
I have ot her desirable lots and some flue dwell
tags for sale.
M. J. SOLOMONS,
118 Bryan Street.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
DonfDo It! Don't Do What ?
WHY don't walk our tony streets with that
’ ' nice dress or suit of clothes on with Stains
or Crease Hpots in, to which the Savannah dust
sticks closer than a brother." wlinigMMg
Japanese Cleansing Orfin
jvill take them out clean as anew pf*. SSc. a
oolMe. Made only by
J. R. HALTIWAIjIpkER,
At his Drug Stores, Broughton e*l l.Tsytoti
WnlUiUer and Wayne stns^^H
AMU SEME NTS.
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees
Engagement of the Bright and Charmim, *
little Soubrette, n
CORA VAN TASSEL,
and her excellent Dramatic Company in'
a repertoire of popular successes
THIS (Tuesday) EVENING, MAT 3
will be presented
Entire change of Programme each evening
People's popular prices: 13c., 25c. and 4.
during this engagement. Reserved seats
ou sale at Davis Bros. "
A MAY PARTY ANDB&L
FOR THE BENEFIT OF
TIIE EPISCOPAL ORPHANS’ HOI
At GUARDS ARMORY, May 3.
The May Party in the afternoon from 5 to 8
o'clock. The Ball beginning at 8:30 o’clock.
Tickets for the afternoon Party Ise. each en
titling the holder to vote for May Queen. °
Tickets for Ball sl, including refreshments.
Mrs. Joseph D. Weed. Mrs. Walter G. Chariton
Mrs. W. H. Daniel. Mrs. L. M. Warfield 1
Tickets can lie had of any of the lady Man
agers of the Home or at Davis Bros., fheus to
Bro., Ludden & Bates S. M. H. and Osceola
FLORA ITeXII IHITIO N. ~—
SAVANNAH " ‘
FLORAL AND ART ASSOCIATION
Chatham Artillery Armory Hall,
IVT/AY 4th, sth and. 6th.
RULE 13.—A1l articles in every department
entered for competition must be delivered at
the hall before 6 p. m. on the opening evening
Articles simply for exhibition received at any
Special prize offered by Mr. A. C. Oelsehig re
duced to allow competition as follows: For the
best 12 named Hybrid Perpetuals and 6 named
Tea Roses. A prize of 30 for first and 20 for
second Assorted Hybrid and Tea Rose Plants.
Flowers for competition must be in uniform
baskets furnished by the association, which may
be had at Jacob Gardner’s or Jno. F. La Far's.
Doors open May 4th at 7 p. m., on May sth and
6th from a to 6 and 7 to 11 p. m.
Admission—Adults 25c., children 15c.
Tenth Annual Excursion!
May 9th, 1887.
SAVANNAH, FLORIDA A WESTERN
Charleston & Savannah
Railways Employes’ Mutual Relief Association.
St. John's River by Moonlight on Steameri
Palatka and Sanford by Rail or Steamer.
Sanford to Kissimmee and Tampa by Rail.
Beautiful Lakes and Rivers on the route. Jack
sonville to Femandina, Palatka to Gainesville by
The Ancient City of St. Augustine by Rail.
GO AND SEE THE INDIANS
Pablo Beach, uninterrupted drive for 30 niilei
Handsomest Beach on the Atlantic Coast, only
17 miles from Jacksonville.
Arrangement made for board at hotels and
on steamers at reduced rates. Fine Band ol
Music accompanies the excursion.
Tickets will not be sold to colored persons.
Nurses in charge of children only will be 'ad
Price of Round Trip to Places Mentioned:
Savannah to Jacksonville
“ “ St. Augustine 300
“ “ Palatka 321
“ “ Sanford 43)
“ “ Kissimmee : 5 73
“ “ Tampa TOC
“ “ Gainesville 480
“ “St. Augustine via Palatka... 423
“ “ Pablo Beach 2 M
Coupons for places lieyond Jacksonville 'rill
be furnished by Committee on train after leav
Children under 12 years of agenalf price.
Honorary Committee.—H. 8. Haines, Chair
man; H. B. Plant, Robert G. Fleming, W. 8.
Chisholm. Charles D. Owens, J. W. Craig. W. P.
Hardee, William Duncan, R. LePage, William
General, Committee.—C. W. Keogh, Chair
man : James Bemiett, J. E. Smith. Jr.. B. P.
Lockwood, Joseph H. Bandy, H. Z. Harris.
Junior Committef..—Charles A. Gradot, Chair
man: John F. Glatignv, C. 0. Haines, JohnJ.
Rogero, John F. Walsh.
Tickets for sale by the Committee, at William
Bren's Ticket Office; John F. Walsh, Savannah,
Florida and Western Ry. Freight Depot.
Trains leave Savannah at A. m., standard
time. All Excursionists must leave on this
train, and be on the return train not later than
the p m. train on SUNDAY, May 15.
F. EUGENE DURBEO, President.
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
White Com, Mixed Can,
PEAS FOR PLANTING AND EATING,
Eating Potatoes, Florida Oranges, Messina
Oranges, Turdips and Onions.
Grain and Hay in Car Load Lots
AT LOW PRICES.
T. P. BOND & CO.,
_A__ B. HULL
FLOUR, HAY, GRAIN it PROVISION DEALER
THRESH MEAL and GRITS in white sacks, i awl
r mill stuffs of all kinds always on hW>|
Georgia raised SPANISH PEANUTS, also I LA
any variety. Special prices on large lota. .
Office, K) Bav street. Warehouse, No. *
ley street, on line C. It. It., Savannah,
NOTICE TO ARCHITECTS
'T'HE Commissioners of Chatham QJSgJ
1 Georgia, invite Architects to submit
of a Court Ho ise building to be located
city of Sftvannah. . ..s.nrtMi
The successful competitor will be PjJ, 1
with the execution of the work at then. I
of 5 per cent, on cost for plans, speed l '* I
and supervision. The selection of a I
be made under competent professional n't, 1 ” I
Fifil particulars may bj Q U I
Clerk C. C. C.. Savanuub. G*