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READS LIKE A ROMANCE.
rWO FLORIDIANS CLEARED FROM
AN UNJUST CHARGE.
The Kelly pothers, Who a, Cir
cus Man at Dawson, Pardoned by
Gov. Gordon—The Prominence Which
the Fugitives Have Attained in the
Land of Flowers.
Atlanta, Ga., May 3.—0. B. Stephens
tnd J. M. Griggs, of Dawson, who have
lor some weeks been engaged in mi effort to
ibtain a pardon for John It. ami Charles A.
telly, brothers, came to Atlanta Saturday
light, with their clients, who voluntarily sur
endered. A hearing was heard before the
Sovemor to-day and this afternoon the par
ion was granted. The Governor based his
let ion on the numerous petitions from Terrell
Bounty, signed by the recent grand jury,
turvivors of the traverse jury who convict
ed, Judge Harrell who presided, the prose-
Buting attorney and the county officials and
BX-offlcio officers; the acquittal of the
murder of C. T. Ames on the ground of solf
iefense, and that on the liest legal authority
the verdict of voluntary manslaughter on
iccount of the accidental killing of Oxford
jannot be sustained by the law and the facts
in this case.
The applicants for executive clemency are
two of Florida’s most prominent citizens,
and their story is an interesting one. The
Constitution tells the following story of
Some years ago John R. Kelly and Charles
A. Kelly, brothers, were two of Terrell
county’s best and most highly respected cit
izens.' They were bright, intelligent, up
right men who had, by their genial quali
ties and sterling integrity, won the respect
and esteem of all their neighbors. No iner>
in Dawson, their home, stood higher. Such
a thing as either ever being charged with
crime of any kind hail never been thought of.
The story is soon told:
On Nov. 2, 1870, Ames’ circus, one of
those straggling affairs whose main charac
teristic was its gang of dirty hangers-on,
showed in Dawson. Just before the circus
opened in the evening a man named Russoll,
n resident of Dawson county, started, witli
his wife and family, into n side show. He
had purchased tickets at the ticket wagon,
but as he started in the doorkeeper stopped
him, saying that he was trying to pass
in more than he had paid for. Russell
denied this, claiming that, he had paid
for them all. Without paying any atten
tion to Mr. Russell's statement the door
keeper grabbed Mrs. Russell, who had gone
ahead and was a tent to enter the tent, and
drew her back, handling her pretty roughly.
Russell-then and there had an altercation
with the doorkeeper, who evidently believ
ing discretion one of the leading traits of a
valiant nature, mude for the inside of the
tent. Russell followed him.
Just about this time John R. Kelly, ac
companied by his young wife and sister-in
law. appeared upon the scene, and, knowing
nothing of the trouble, wanted to go hi and
see the side show. W hile the Kellj' party
stood waiting outside the ropes for an op[x>r
tunitv to go iri anew doorkeeper, evidently
one of the "fighting men” of the circus, came
out to take a hand in the running of a (Tail's.
In his hand he held a murderous-looking
derringer. Making for Kelly, whom he
doubtless mistook for Russell, the circus
man pushed him back roughly,saying; “I’m
going to put a stop to this swindling busi
ness. There is going to be no more of this
passing in more people than you pay for.”
He kept on pushing Kelly until tlie latter
decided that he had been pushed enough
and, planting himself there, said lie would
go no further.
At this stage of the proceedings Ames,
proprietor of the show, and a number of his
fiangers-on and thugs, put in all appearance.
All were armed to the teeth with shooting
irons. Kelly was handed a pistol—the testi
mony on this point is understood to be
somewhat contradictory—and facing the
circus men he said to them that they could
not drive him away, as lie had come to
It was at this time that Charles Kelly put
in an appearance upon the scene.
Seeing that liis la-ot her was in trouble, he
walked up, presumably with the intention
of making peace, if possible. Before' he
could sav anything, Ames rushed up to the
Kellvs, and pointing his derringer at them
said he would blow n— out of them.
Then the firing began.
The testimony in the trials which followed
showed that it was absolutely impossible to
tell who fired the first shot. Several shots
were fired iu rapid succession, and then
there was a general fusilade.
This lasted probably fifteen or twenty
seconds, and when the smoke cleared away
it was found that Ames had been shot
through the stomach. He died the next
An innocent bystander was also a victim
to the inevitable’ stray bullet. During the
melee David Oxford, a brother-in-law of the
man Russell, over whom the row started,
was standing within the side show entireh
out of sight of the shooting. He was struck
by a bullet and killed. Whether the bullet
which killed him came from tlie pistol of
one of the fighters outside or whether he
was deliberately murdered by some
one of the circus men has
never been determined. At the
time of his death Russell was standing by
his side. Russell testified that he hoard the
bullet strike Oxford, and, looking up, saw
the showman with whom he (Russell) had
had the first altercation standing in the
doorway of the tent pointing u smoking
pistol toward Oxford.
One thiug which the testimony on this
point did develop was that it was lmtxssrible
Tor cither of the Kellys to have killed Ox
ford for the reason that they were shooting
in a southerly direction, while Kelly was
standing a little north of west of them.
Several trials followed.
The Kelly brothers were indicted for the
tuurderof Ames, and upon the trial of the
case were acquitted. They were then in
dicted for the murder of Oxford, and Gov.
Bullock employed special counsel, S. D. Ir
vin, to prosecute the oase, which he did
with sir'll vigor that ho suciveded in con
victing the brothers of manslaughter, the
conviction being based upon the general
proposition of law that if the Kellys were
there with pistols they were there unlaw
fully, aud if u homicide was committed
upon the person of an innocent bystander,
they were guilty of involuntary man
slaughter in the commission of un unlawful
The jury' relumed its verdict early Sun
day morning, and at about 11 o’clock the
Kellys walked out of the jail in which they
had boon confined and easily made their es
cape. The streets of Dawson were full of
people, all of whom knew the two men well,
but they were not interfered with at all.
On tlie contrary the people bxk nti interest,
in their welfare, and all whom they met
wished them God speed.
Gov. Bullock offered a reward of $.700 for
their arrest. In those ilays SSOO was a big
sum to tlie average citizen of Dawson, ord
many doubtless needed the money, but al
though almost everybody knew tlie wliere
alxmts of the refugees, none would give any
information tending to lead to their capture.
The strange part of the story is tliul relat
ing to their life since that time.
They made their way to Florida and set
tled in the northern iwtrt near the Georgin
line. There they have since lived and both
have risen to lx- among the most prominent
men State. John Kelly is now Hon.
John Kelly, one of the loading members of
Florida’s Legislature. He wax one
of the most prominent figures in
the work of reclaiming Florida
li-oru carpet-bag rule, uud placing her buck
in Dennx-ratic tanks. For several years he
has represented ms county in the State Leg
islature, and has alwavs filled offices of
trust and honor with such fidelity that the
people of his county place implicit faith in
S? m - , Jo | u J Kelly is recognized as Gov.
j'eirj’s right hand man, and he is on inti
mate terms with such men us cv-Hpcaker It.
Davis, Congrersnien ftoxgtoin gni‘
Dougherty, and oU the men
iu the btiite. *
Charles Kelly lias not risen to sucli polit.i
cit prominence as that attained by his
brituer, but it has been from lack of in
dinatiou rather than from lack of op]xir
t inity. He is at present chairman of t!ie
Denvvratic Executive Committee of liis
di riet, ami chairman of the Board of
Com ty Commissioners of his county. In
polities he is recognized as a thorough
w >rker and in business ranks tvith Florida’s
Both men enjoy tlie esteem and confidence
of the people of Taylor county, and are
highly respected by all who know them.
Although they have lived within a few
miles of tlie Georgia line, and have paid
frequent visits to their old home in Dawson,
they ha\ r e never been molested. Realizing
that, despite their prominence, they were
nominally fugitives from Georgia justice,
they have naturally felt that they would
like to have the odium removed. For u
long time the vast majority of the people of
Terrell county have felt that a great injus
tice had been done these two men, and at
the November term of the Superior Court,
last fall, a movement lookiug to a pardon
for them was begun.
The movement was begun by the mem
bers of the grand jury, ail of whom signed
the petition for pardon. Similar petitions
were signed by ail the members of the Ter
rell county bar, by the Solicitor General, all
the county officers and about SIXJ of the best
citizens of Terrell county. It is said that
of all the persons asked to sign such a peti
tion not one refused.
These petitions were reinforced by a per
sonal letter from Judge I). B. Harrell, who
presided at the trial, arid by special peti
tions signed by all tho members of the juries
which tried the Kellys.
These papers were filed in Gov. Gordon’s
office sometime in February, and have since
been under his consideration. To the friends
who presented tho matter, the Governor
said he would take no action whatever until
the two men gave themselves up to the
A MODEL FLORIDA TOWN.
Volusia’s Commercial Metropolis—lts
DeLand, Fla., May?,—lt is but a short
time since DeLand was almost destroyed by
fire, yet hardly a trace of the terrible visita
tion remains to-day. The burnt district has
been rebuilt with fine and even elegant brick
blocks, and their fine proportions and plate
glass fronts show the energy and business
foresight of her capitalists and business men.
Rents in these brick buildings are about as
reasonable as in the old buildings, while the
insurance rates are reduced from 5 1-2 and
6 1-2 jx'r cent, to 3 and 2 1-2. Isn’t this a
strong point in this direction alone, regard
ing the id isolate necessity of building fire
proof stores and business blocks?
DeLand is Ixautifully hxiated on a high
ridge and in the midst of a very fertile sec
tion. This latter feature is clearly shown
in the numerous and valuable orange
groves all through here, extending for miles
on every side of the city. Asa health re
sort it lias attained a reputation second to
no place in the State, its location on this
ridge and in the midst of the pines giving it
great advantages in this respoct. Its growth
has not boon “phenomenal, nor has it had
a sudden “boom,” but the substantial im
provements show the abiding faith of the
builders iu its future. And judging from
the appearance of the town itself, its well
built business blocks, elegant hotels and
handsome residences, and the well-settled
country immediately surrounding, this
faith is not misplaced. A good deal of
building is going on now, several largo
sales of real estate have been re
ported recently and the general indications
point to a very fair summer and mi ex
tremely heavy fall business in all branches.
In 1880 the population was about 300, now
it ls in the neighborhood of 2,000.
The educational advantages of DeLand
are superb and are its pride. The DeLand
University offers a most complete course
and of a high standard. To Mr. H. A. De
Land’s generosity aud public spirit does this
institution owe its existence. He endowed
it liberally from the start, and has used his
time, money and influence without stint to
place it stilt higher. An endowment fund
of *30,000 is now being raised, Mr. DeLand
giving $10,00;), the other $10,11)0 being raised
throughout the State by tho Baptist denomi
Mr. John B. Stetson, of Philadelphia, has
invested here largely, probably to the ex
teut of SIOO,OOO or more, and as one result
“Stetson Hull” is now completed. It has
rooms for the faculty, twenty-six rooms for
students, dining rooms, ete., and is a hand
some-building in every respect. The term
just finished has been well attended and
scores of applications have already been
made for the fall term. Besides this there is
a fine kindergarten school, as well as a well •
taugh public school. With these certainly the
city lays claim, and justly, too, to having
the best educational facilities in tho State.
Both the college building and Stetson Hall
are handsomely designed and
planned and finished off in native woixis.
Mr. Stetson has just offered to donate $25,-
001 towards a SIOO,OOO endowment fund, and
the friends of the university hope to secure
the other $75,000 soon.
The business of the merchantsiseems to be
on a good basis, and they carry large and
well assorted stocks in their several lines.
Nearly all are readers of the Morning News
and sjx'iik highly of it. Among the new
readers of the paper we may mention:
James Wylie, gas and steam fitting, tinning,
etc.; Cairns & Pearson, fine cabinet makers;
J. P. Bcigue & Cos., hardware, stoves and
tinware; Hamlin & Stewart, attorneys;
Robert G. Wolesby, proprietor DeLand
Laundry; Mrs. J. W. Hitcnings, millinery;
W. H. Wood & Smooth, house and sign
painting; L. C. Boardslee. billiard room, ci
gars, tobacco and mineral waters.
Next week Is commencement week at the
university, and the students are in a flutter.
The Morning News representative was
shown some line free hnml drawing executed
by the pupils of the art department, and
they nil showed much proficiency. Miss
Anna K. Tut hill, the teacher, is very pains
taking, and the student* seem to have
profited by her teachings. She has just
finished a handsome crayon portrait of Mr.
DeLand, which is spoken highly of.
The exercises of commencement week will
open witli the baccalaureate sermon, Sundy
evening, by President Forbes. On Monday
the examinations will Ixt completed, and in
the evening the Palmetto Society will give
a reception at Stetson Hall. Tic's'lay morn
ing tlie entrance examinations will take
place, and in the evening the Palmetto So
ciety will give their public literary exercises
at the Baptist church. Wednesday morn
ing the ixiard of trustees will hold their
first meeting under the new charter, and ia
the evening will lx* the regular commence
ment exercises at tlie Baptist church.
Stops ure now, Ix'ing taken to introduce
the electric light here, and it is hoped that
tietore next season it will be iu full oiiera
Vegetables are looking well and are quite
plentiful. Orange, peach and other fruit
trees are growing thriftily, and the orange
tree* seem well laden with young fruit. Tho
crop will lx* very fuir in this section, judg
ing from present indications.
Burglary at Marianna.
Marianna, Fla., May 3.—The store of
A. Merritt, a dealer in general merchandise,
whs entered by burglars Sunday night, anil
$l5O in cash taken from the safe. Cirruai
stfijicos indicate that the keys of flu' safe
were abstracted from Mr. Merritt’s i>ocket
by someone who entered his bedroom during
tlie night. The keys were returned, but
there were many indications of tlie pockets
having been searched. Suspicion has ns yet
centred on no one, but the thief was evi
dently well acquainted with tho premises,
though new ut the burglar’s badness.
Neither fxxiks, pu]>ers, nor any of tlie mer
chandise in tlie store were disturbed, it
being strictly a cash transaction.
Firo Near Ways.
Ways, Ga., May 3.—On Friday last J. A.
Keller of this county had his barn ami
plantation supplies and also his working
it byt gained subhead way th
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I IFF, MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1887.
The Ballot in Joint Session Not Mate
Tallahassee, Fla., May 3.—Senator
Wail to-day introduced a bill in the Senate
appropriating SIO,OOO for anew building for
the East Florida Seminary at Gainesville.
The afternoon was consumed in consider
ing the bill to enforce the local option pro
vision of the new constitution,
if.' Mr. Mallory presented to tlie Senate peti
tions from citizens of Pensacola asking that
their present city government be not abol
ished a s is proposed.
The bill for the establishment of a State
Board of Health was unfavorably reported.
The House acted favorably on the bill
forming anew county of DeSoto from a
portion of Manatee.
A resolution to amend the constitution so
that exemptions from forced sales be limited
to forty acres was indefinitely postponed.
The joint session to-day s’oted for United
States Senator as follows:
Mallory . A
Oixxlrieb (Republican) 15
The joint session adjourned to noon to
Growth of the Town on Lake Apopka
, —A Base Ball Boom.
Oakland, Fla., May 2. —Work on the
artesian well, which has been suspended for
some time owing to lack of proper tools, has
been resumed. A much heavier engine and
larger tools have been secured and the work
of boring is going on rapidly.
On Saturday last the A. M. E. church
gave mi excursion from here to their grove
and picnic grounds at Clarcona. A special
train had to bn run to accommodate the
crowd (hat attended.
Efforts are being made among tho young
men of the town to start a base ball club
here. Material for a good club is not want
ing, and as the citizens are willing to give
the enterprise substantial support it is
probable that the movement will be a suc
The new store of Messrs. Baker & White
-I}' will lx; finished in a few ilaysrwhen their
large stock of grain and feed will be moved
in and the place opened for business.
Our citizens eagerly await the arrival of
the Northern mail, which brings the Morn
ing News each day. The fair and impar
tial representation which tlie News gives
of Florida has done much to further tho
journal’s popularity in this place, and the
already goodly li.-.t of suliscribers is being
The work of clearing away the under
brush, thinning the trees, and otherwise
beautifying our park, is progressing. Walks
will lie made, arbors erected, seats placed
in different places, and so soon as the arte
sian well is finished and a good flow of water
secured, a large and handsome fountain will
be placed in the centre. These improve
ments, together with the unrivalled view of
the lake which one may get from any point,
will give us a park that will not be equalled
in iK'nuty, or even size, by any in the State.
Oakland badly needs someone capable of
managing a really good hotel. There is a
bonanza in this business to tlie right party.
The road bed of the Orange Belt Railway
is entirely completed and ties all laid to
Cleremont, twelve miles west of here. Tlie
work of laying rails will commence in a few
days, and it is expected that trains will be
running to Cleremont by May 20.
Columbus’ Firemanic Contests.
Columbus, Ga., May 3. —The annual
parade and contest of the Columbus fire de
partment took place this afternoon. There
were running tests and engine tests, in both
of which Columbus No. 1 was the winner.
The reel test was made in SO% seconds,
which won tlie first prize, SSO. The engine
test was made in 7 minutes and 5 seconds
and won S2O. Champion No. fl*-wwi,the
first prize in the colored cohtestj
Wright (colored) was run over by tne reel
and severely injured. , hor, Jf're r
Pensacola’s Gallant Fire Lhddide.
Pensacola, Fla., Muy 3.—The annual
parade of the firemen of this city took place
to-day. Seven companies partiepuitod.
The decorations displayed an unusual
amount of artistic taste and skill. The day
was concluded by a grand picnic at Kup
frian’s Park. The department is a volunteer
one. The merchants of the city, as a token
of their appreciation to the department,
closed their places of butiness in order that
their employes might attend tne celebra
Green Cove Springs, Fla., May 3.
The Western railroad of Florida, formerly
the Green Cove Springs and Melrose rail
road, is again in the toils, a New Jersey firm
having entered suit to recover for several
miles of iron furnished.
Process has also been served upon the
Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West railroad
in tho matter of a claim for damages arising
from the destruction of Budington & Wil
son’s saw mill by firo a short tune ago.
Indian River’s Victors.
Palatka, Fla., May 3.—ln the regatta
of t lie Indian River Yacht Club at Oleander
Point to-day there were twenty-three en
tries. In the first class tho Ripple was first
and the Aitow second. In the second class
the Gretohen was first and the Rosalind
second. In the third class Gold Dust was
first and Rosa A. second. In the fourth
class Ohio was first and Victoria second.
RUSH OF THE RACERS.
Opening Day of the Meeting of the Na
tional Jockey Club.
Washington. May 3.—Tlie first day’s
races of tlie National Jockey Club’s spring
meeting at Ivy City were us follows:
First Rack— Five, furlongs, Pasha won, with
Bramble second, and Germania third. Time 1:0:?.
Second Race—Mile; for three-year-olds and
upwards. Telie Doe won, with Buffalo second,
and Nettie third. Time 1:40.
Third Race-National handicap; mile and a
furlong. Dry Monopoly won, with Burch sec
ond, and Boaz thiol. Time 1:57.
Fourth Kaos—Youthful stakes for 2 year
old:, : half mile. Omaha won witli Salvini se
cond and Tauigue third. Time 50 seconds.
Fifth Race -One mile; :! year-olds and up
ward; selling race. Ten Strike won with Mag
gie Mitchell second and Parasol third. Time
l:44Js|. Mutuals paid $35 50.
Lexington, Ky., May 3.—To-day’s racing
events here wore as follows:
First lUer. -Ono and one-eighth miles.
Montana Regent won, with Long Alight second
and Relax third. Time, l:sUte. ,
Second Race ilalf-mile. Princess Bkuidina
won. witli Fauna Hancock second mid Miss
ltuth third. Tim >, 51)$.
T hru Kju>i: One 'and one-fourth m!!e.
Kanburg won, with Montrose veoud and Li
bretto third. Time, 2:10.
FontTE Hack— Ono and one-sixteenth lnilos.
Osceola won, with Mute second and Mono
emt third. Time, I:SOV£.
Nashville, May 3.—To-dav’s races were
Fms r Race—Six furlongs. Shadow won, with
Charlie Marks second and Alico Moore- third.
Time 1:16) j.
Second Race —Seven furlongts. Ban Ynn won,
witli Hold Flea second and Drumstick third.
Third Race—Nino furlongs. Spalding won,
with Dunciug Kid second and Birthday third.
Fourth Race—One mile. EdistO won. with
Ban Nuil second and Ermine third. Time t :15)q.
In General Debility, Emaciation,
Consumption and Wasting in Children,
Scott's Emulsion of Pure Cixl Liver Oil with
Hypophosphites is n most valuable food ntni
medicine. It creates on iipjietito for food,
strengthens the nervous system and builds
up the body. Please read: “I tried Kcott’s
Emulsion on a young man whom physicians
ut times gave up hope. Since he began using
the Emulsion his cough lias ceased, gained
flesh and strength, and from all appear
ances liis life w ill bo prolonged many \ ears.”
— John .Sullivan, Hospital Stow/cxl, Mir - 1
gauzn, Pn. ' > j
MRB. KATE CHASE.
Something About Her Home Life and
the Biography of Her Father.
AVont Washington fetter to the Chicago ,Yetr.s.
I saw Mrs. Kate Chase on the street yes
terday, and, although she is considerably
stouter, she holds her beauty to this day, and
would lx; conspicuous in any company for
looks and brains. There is seldom a woman
in these modern times who has suffered as
she has undeservedly; seldom one with
greater devotion to those who have been
just and true to her; but as trouble never
comes to those who cannot endure, she lias
had the strength, the courage and the
resistance few women are possessed of.
I know something of the untold his
tory of recent years, facts that
may not be published, and the knowledge
impels me to speak a word of praise for
Mrs. Chase whenever I get. an opportunity.
She is living quietly at Edgewoou, the old
mansion that was the summer home of her
father* when he was Secretary of the Treas
ury and Chief Justice, situated a mile or so
beyond the boundaries of the city eastward,
on a hili that overlooks the country for
miles around. The course of the empire is
always westward, and the fashionable folk
have gone in crowds in the other direction,
so that now Edgewood is almost in seclusion
and few people know that Mrs. Chase is
She is in voluntary retirement, however,
in a work of love and duty, and has only
emerged onwi since her return from Paris.
That was one evening last winter, when she
attended the “comipg-out” party of the
daughter of an old friend of whom she is
very fond. For a couple of hours she stood
in the centre of an admiring company and
answered questions about herself; then she
returned to the shadow again where invita
tions do not reach her, and few callers are
admitted, except very near friends. In con
nection with the education of .her two
daughters, which she is conducting herself,
with tho assistance of a young blind man,
who teaches them Lat in and mathematics.
She is devoting herself to a biography of
her late father.
Two lives of Chief Justice Chase have
been written, one by a man bv the name of
Shuekers, who is living on liis familiarity
with the affairs of the Chase family as Ba
deau is living on the acquaintance he had
with Grant, and another by a lawyer named
Warden, who was secretary to Andrew
Johnson. Neither of these bocks was
authorized, so to speak; both were written
for tho benefit of the authors and not for
the honor of the subject, and one
the family has attempted to sup
press. To her children and to her
father’s memory Mrs. Chase will devote the
rest of her life, and at Edgewood she is sit
ting neck deep in old papers, letters of a pri
vate as well as a public nature, official
records, etc., studying, classifying, making
briefs, copying extracts and preparing ma
terial for a work that will add much of in
terest and value to the history of the times
when Salmon P. Chase was a great leader of
men and a factor in events.
The work will*not be purely a biography,
but a history will be made from tlie mate
rial be left, some of it of such a character
that it will excite comment and controversy.
Such a work as Mrs. Chase proposes could
no t have been printed ten veal’s ago. It
will not be printed till ten hence, probably,
when sharp outlines of jx*rsonal character
and partisan prejudices will lx; softened by
study and reflection. We write our history
too soon. I understand that Mrs. Chase’s
income is limited, and she must do the work
alone. She cannot even afford an amanu
ensis. But she has a home, enough funds to
buy what comforts she needs, and no desire
to return to fashionable life.
Her eldest daughter, Miss Ethel, now al
most a young lady, is talking as if she in
tended to go upon the stage, not because she
seeks notoriety or covets dramatic honors,
but because she lias some gifts that way and
thinks she can put them to profitable ac
count. Hhe is ambitious to make money
and aid her mother. Several times she has
received offers from managers to appear,
but both the mother and daughter agree
that her education should bo finished first,
and two or three years more will be spent
in study at the country home.
MISS WOLFE’S LOVE STORY.
How SI,OOO Happened to Come Be
tween Her and a Husband.
jYeie York fetter in Chicago Tribune.
A genuinely solemn thing is the death of
Catharine Wolfe, the richest maiden lady in
the land. She Was a genuine devotee of
religion and charity. Her obituaries have
ere this been printed everywhere. Stories
of tlie reason of her celibacy, and imparting
a romantic tinge to it, are current in so
ciety. An intimate friend assures me that
they are not true. W r ith millions ujxin
millions at her command from girlhood,
with the utmost refinement and goodness
inherent in her nature, with family connec
tions of the proudest sort, her opportunities
for wiving herself advantageously were of
the best. But she never had the remotest
desire to marry. This feeling may have
been partly due to a distrust of all wooers,
for how could she know that they wanted
her rather than her money? But princi
pally it arose from a genuine repugnance to
She desired to maintain utter inde
pendence. Twenty-five years ago a Count
Valeo came nearer to winning her than any
body ix'fore or since. He was an Italian,
and his title was all right, though Counts
are of no great, distinction in Italy, lie had
Ixt'ii educated for tho Catholic priesthood,
but he had liecome an Episcopalian in this
country. He professed to devote himself to
benevolent work, and gained Miss Wolfe's
confidence in that way, and it was thonght
that she almost, if not quite, accepted him
as a lover. But lie couldn’t wait for her
money. She intrusted SI,OOO to him for a
particular charity. He confiscated the fund
for liis own use, and she detected the rob
“I will never ‘-ust a man a gain.” she said,
“unless lie refrains from courting me.”
This seemed to become the fixed rule of
her life, and its operation necessitated
How the Bishop Should Have Thanked
Prom the Providence Journal.
One of Henry B. Anthony’s stories was of
a policeman who recovered on a steamboat
a pocket-look which had been stolen from
tho good Bishop Griswold. "I did not want
any reward,” said the policeman, “and 1
would not have taken anything, but I did
think tho Bishop might have said: ‘Ohdamn
it, Smith, have *lO. If he luul just said that,
I should have been satisfied.”
Clears out ruts, mice, roaches, flics, ants,
Iwslbugs, beetles, insects, skunks, jock rab
bits, sparrows, gophers. 15c. At druggists.
"Rough on Corns.”
| Ask for Wells’“Rough on Corns.” Quick
relief, complete cum, Corns, wiu'td, bun
"Rough on Itch.”
“Rough on Itch” cures .skin humors, erup
tions, ring-worm, tetter, salt rheum, frost si
feet, chilblaius, itch, ivy poison, barber’s
iteh. 50c. jars.
•'Rough on Catarrh”
Corrocta offensive odors at once. Complete
cure of woi-st chronic cases; also unequaled
ns gargle for diphtheria, sore throat, loul
Concerning a popular hotel in Savannah,
On., the Florida Tiines-Union says: “We
note from the hotel arrivals ,i* published in
the Savannah papers, that the Harnett
House still lemls nil tin' other hotels in the
city. In fact they have as many ns the
others combined. Tlu.ro is a good install
ment of Floridians always registered there.”
Tire town of Lkmtrenog, Waloa, proposes to
celebrate th“ Queen's jubilee lu grand slj lu by
buying a now beers-
W orvt’uer Indications.
1 Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Fair weather; slightly cooler.
For Georgia and F.astern Florida:
Fair weather, slig .tly cooler, fol
lowed by local rains in western portion,
variable winds, generally southwesterly.
Cotton Itegion Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing tip. m., .May 3, ISS7, 75th Meridian
Districts. | Average
N.wv S st“ f ! Max. 1 Min. Rain-
Don. | Tem pjTenipj fall.
1. Wilmington 9 j 84 j 59 I 0
2. Charleston 6 SI j 57 0
3. Augusta 10 | Si | 57 j 0
4. Savannah 12 87 i 61 0
5. Atlanta 12 8' ; 60 | 0
6. Montgomery 9 87 61 j 0
7. Mobile 9 86 63 0
8. New Orleans 9 82 62 .75
9. Galveston* 68 54 1.75
10. Vicksburg 5 85 60 I*
11. Little Rock 0 68 56 1.10
12. Memphis 17 84 60 j .30
Averages j 82.4 59.2 j .80
Observations taken at the same moment
cf time at all stations.
Savannah, May 3, 9:36 p. m.. city time.
Velocity. ° j
Norfolk 70|SW| 7 dear.
Charlotte 72! s ]..) Fair.
Wilmington 68 S W ; .. Clear.
Charleston 70, S i j j Clear.
Augusta 72 8 Ej.. I Cloudy.
Savannah 68iS Ej..! -Fair.
Jacksonville 70 E !.. j... . Clear.
Key West 74 E 12 ! Clear.
Atlanta 74 S E Bj. ..(Fair.
Pensacola 72 S >11i.... j Clear.
.Mobile 70 E 15 ; Fair.
Montgomery 70 S El.. Cloudy.
New Orleans 70 S 1J:10 Cloudy.
Galveston 66 NW is .86 Cloudy.
Corpus Christi 68 ; N illlj [Clear.
Palestine 50 Nj 9 [Fair.
Brownesville I j.. j j
Rio Grande j |.. | |
G. N. Salisbury, Signal Corps. U. S. Army.
Why Stokes Will Never Deal Faro
John W. D. Stokes sent 63 for the pur
chase of a ticket in the Louisiana State Lot
tery in the February drawing. He received
a fifth of No. 45,151, and when he learned
that it. called for part of the 650,000 prize ha
resigned as dealer in a prominent gambling
house. The money arrived by express. He
is now enjoying a season of rest, and is hav
ing his wife, who is nearly blind, treated for
her affliction. Stokes says he will never deal
faro again. —Detroit (Mich.) Tribune Feb.
Speaking of Variety,
B. H. Levy & Bro.'s display of Gents’, Youths’
and Boys' Suits about exhausts the variety of
fashionable fabrics now in vogue.
The Savannah Weekly Neffs.
For Saturday, May 7, 1887.
READY THIS MORNING
First Page—Bartlmeus; Monsieur LeCure; A
Lunatic's Story About Mrs. Cleveland; Free
Lunch Destroyers, illustrated; He Revered His
Mother; A Shadow's Romance; Reformed by
Second Page—Figuring on the Rates; Suffer
Little Children; Florida's Lawmakers; Auburn
dale's Advantages; Protection the Issue; Mexi
can Bonanzas; Cleveland’s Position: Peace
Almost Certain; Franklin’s Unhonored Grave;
Gov. Gordon iu a Stupor; Palmer’s Pal; A Crew
Under a Cloud.
Third Page—Small Towns Ask a Show; A
Prisoner Takes Morphine; Titusville Items;
Views in Florida; A Hoggish Trick; Uncle
Rufus in London; Gladstone on America;
vXnvardly Murder; Robbers Stop a Train; Men
in Black Masks; An Odd Fellow Oddity; Trial of
Fourth Page— Louisville's Lynchers; Millions
Untaxed; Horse Thieves Cut Short; Sunday
School Topics; The Sub-Tropical Exposition;
Gainesville Notes; A Woman as Engineer;
Schnaebeles Set Free; Bull Fighting by Elec
tricity; Pope Ia:o and Italy; Perry Holds the
Fifth Page—Walling in Each State; Smashed
to Splinters*, Cursed by a Suicide; Mitchell’s
Millions: Pneumonia in the Pens; Louisville
Quiets Down; Rails Warped by the Sun; Florida
oil the Wire; A Bohemian Paradise; Politicians
in a Pickle; Interesting Real Estate.
Sixth Page—Fashions of the Season; Hard
Lines for Crooks; Drawing-Room Decorations;
The Pauper's Drive; A Woman’s Lodging House;
Up. Down anil Around; Fire Escapes and
Seventh Page—Agricultural Department:
Forest Fires and Impoverished Land; How to
Protect the Grape Crop; A New Forage riant;
A Strawberry Barrel; Something About Figs;
Peaches; Early Pasture; Farm and Stock Notes.
Popular Science; Cupid and His Catches; Bar
tow’s Budget; Florida's Capital; A Law Agin It.
Eighth Page—Proverbs of Solomon, Talmage
Tells How Paul Stirred Up Ephesus; Slashed
With a Knife; Thumbscrews to be Put On; A
Pope in a Stovepipe; A Man Under the Bed;
Robbery and Outrage; Pounded for Twenty
Pounds; Not a Jingo Regime.
Ninth Page—Carlisle on Politics, a Louisville
Paper Interviews the ex-Speaker: Dillon Faces
His Foes, the Timex Editor Called a Base and
Cowardly Liar: Rights of the Smacks, Another
Batch of Fishery Correspondence; Lured Across
the Line, South Carolina Causes More Compli
cations; Other Important Telegrams.
Tenth Page—The News in Georgia, Gathered
from Correspondents and Exchanges; He Died
the Death of a Hero; Bullets by Telephone;
More of the Higher Law; A Veiy Knowing Girl.
Eleventh Page—Round About in Florida;
South Carolina Items; Debt of the Nation;
Museum Masterpieces; What Mr. Cleveland
Really Said; Her Arms Torn Out; They Acci
dentally Found Ills Money; Calhoun for Coun
sel; Florida’s Metropolis; Augusta Annuls.
Twelfth Page—Editorial: The Maxwell Land
Grant; The Southern Boom; A Southern Memo
rial Day; The Shiloh Controversy; The Friend
of the People. Two Washington Belles; Stay at
Home; A Bothored Commission. Perry Still i;i
the Van; Brief Telegraphic Summary.
Thirteenth Page -Local Department: The
New Water Supply; Alfred Solly's Visit; Tem
perance Workers; The Central Directory; Sale
of Tyliee Island: Eaten by Flame* at Sen: The
Inside Route: General Railway News; Picking
as Oil Mill Site; Mrs. Campbell Divorced; Base
Fourteenth Page-Wedded In Death; He
Aped the Pninon to Hl* Faee; The Pre ident fn
1KHO; Gov. Gordo:; at'Augusta; Story of a Mur
der; Memorial Day; Mangled by a Bombshell;
Struck a Pocket.
Fifteenth Page—Frown* and 'Tears; A
Strange Story; Mr. Bancroft's Return; A Curi
ous Adventure: lie'- Faith iu Garrett; Mr.
Bird’s Little Joke; What Public Men Drink:
Home, Sweet Home; Eccentricities of Women’s
Fashions; Current Comment; Bright Bits; Per
sonal: Items of Interest.
Sixteenth Page—Financial and Commercial
Review of the Week; Reads Like a Romance;
Two Floridians Cleared from an Unjust Charge;
Other Interesting Telegrams; Advertisements.
Just the paper to send to your friends.
Single copies 5 cents.
For sale at Est ill’s Nows Depot and at the of
fice, 3 Whitaker street,
GEORG! V CHAPTER NO, 3, 11. A. N.
A regular convocation of this Chapter will be
held THIS (.Wednesday! EVENING, May 4th, at
I'. and M. E. degree will be conferred.
Trnsient companion-', are cordially invited to
meet with u.\ By order of
THOMAS BALLANTYNE, H. P.
P. H. Ward, Recorder.
I. O. O. F.
MAGNOLIA KN- X
CAMPMENT No. 1.
Odd Fellows’ Tern- , _ fflp- j’jtfi _
pie. N. W. corner Bar
naril and Stole streets.
Regular meeting W‘
Tills I Wednesdayi’*bw.
EVENING at 8 o’clock.
JOHN RILEY, C. P.
J. S. Tyson, Scribe. __
GOLDEN BULB LODGE NO. 12, 1.0. O. F.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will be held
TUTS EVENING at 8 o'clock at new hall.
Important business will be brought before the
Members o', other Lodges and v isiting brothers
are invited to attend.
By order of C. S. WOOD, N. G.
11. G. Ganahl, Secretary.
SAVANNAH VOLUNTEER GUARDS.
Hi£,'..o'q'hs Bat. Sav’h Volunteer Guards, )
Savannah, April 29th, 1881’. f
General Order No. 23; .
The Battalion is hereby ordered to assent- 0 1
hie at the Arsenal on WEDNESDA Y, the 4tl)fflft
May, at 2:45 o’clock p. m., punctually, folly**™
uniformed, armed and equipped, to proceeds f r
to the Schuetzen Park for target practice. llr
Cars will leave Broughton and Bui! stroetrsJa*
at 3 o'clock.
A prize for the ununiformed members will be
offered in addition to the regular battalion prizes.
By order of
LIEUT. COL. WM. GARRARD, Com’d’g.
Wm. W. Williamson, First Lieut, and Adj’t.
The Lady Managers of the Episcopal Orphans’
Home will meet at the Guards Arsenal between
the hours of 10 and 12 TO-D AY to dispose of the
refreshments left over from the entertainment
THE EUUITABLE LOAN AND BUILDING
The eighth (Bth) regular monthly meeting of
this association will be held at the office of the
Secretary THIS (Wednesday) EVENING at 8
o'clock. C. P. MILLER, President.
J. L. Whatlby, Secretary.
May 4th, 1887,
TRAVELERS’ PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA
The Annual Convention of the Georgia State
Division of the Travelers’ Protective Association
will !>o held in Macon on MAY 33d and 24th next,
T. P. A.’sand all other traveling men are re
spectfully invited and cordially requested to at
tend. Reduced rates will be given from your
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. SCREVEN, 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 8:15 p. m., to consider
offers made with a view to the final disposition
of the property for hotel purposes.
By Older of the Board of Directors.
ED F. NEUFVILLE, Secy O. R. E. Cos.
SPEC IA L NOTICES.
Headquarters Georgia Hussars, )_
Savannah, Ga., May 3d, 1887. t
Rev. Leonard W. Baron, D. D.. Savannah, Ga,:
Dear Sir—The Georgia Hussars, at a meeting
held at their Hull last evening, passed the fol
Resolved, That the Georg'a Hussars recognize
in the eloquent sermon, "Bearing the Sword as
God's Minister,” delivered by the Rev. Leonard
W. Bacon, D. D., on March 30th ult., at the Inde
pendent Presbyterian Church of Savannah, an
admirable presentation of the duty incumbent
upon all good citizens to sustain a well organ
ized and efficient volunteer soldiery, not by
words of commendation only, but by an active
membership and an active,jiersonal participation
in the discharge of the various duties thence
Resolved, That the Georgia Hussars, in full
appreciation of the declarations thus made, feel
greatly encouraged In the discharge of the duties
incumbent upon thorn, and hereby desire to ex
press to the Rev Leonard W. Bacon, D. D.,
their grateful acknowledgements for his com
mendation of the volunteer soldiery of Savan
nah and his zeal in their behalf.
Resole and, That a copy of these resolutions be
transmitted by the Secretary to the Rev. L. W.
Bacon, and a copy published in the Savannah
Morni no News.
it gives me great pleasure and pride in pursu
ance of said resolutions to send you the forego
ing copy. Yours, respectfully,
W. \V. Gordon, C’apt. Com’d’g.
GB YNI) FAMILY EXCURSION:
BY REQUEST, THE
STEAMER POPE UATLIN,
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 SCHULTZEN PARK. BOKAVEN
TURE and THUNDERBOLT, returning by way
of WARSAW, WILMINGTON RIVER, etc.
FARE 60 CENTS. CHILDREN HALF PRICE.
Refreshments on board.
NOTICE TO ~
Sealed proposals in duplicate will be received
for the erection of an offi"e building for the
CENTRAL RAILROAD witl lie received by the
undersigned until TUESDAY, M AY 10th. at noon.
Drawings and Specifications nui\ W* seen at
the offices of Fay ,v Eichbcrg, No. 3 Bull street,
Savannah, and 19J4 South Broad street, Atlanta,
Bond and Security will be iwpiired for the
performance of the contract. Work to be com
plete) 1 on or before SEPT. Ist, 1887, under for
Bids will lie received either in whole or for
separate parts of the work.
FAY A EICHRKRG, Architect*.
SAVANNAH FLORAL AND ART ASSO
FIRST ANNUAL EXHIBITION.
Exhibitors of artistic work at the Fior and Exhi
bition, opening attic Chatham Anill-rv Hall
on the 4th Inst., are re,#,-a<-d to attach a card
firmly to the work which they semi to exhibit,
with their name and title of work distinctly
written upon ii
CCMMITTKE 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
K. K. rkvan. Superintendent
Of those WHITE STRAW HATS by last steamer
from New York, for sale very low by
JAUDON, 150 St. Julian street.
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation ij in.alunble for
the restoration or tone and strength to the sys
tem. For I Constipation and other
ills, caused tUsuplflgd liver, it cannot bo
ffier’e Llve#lMMMMU*Pfiid take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Knairht gjltl to any uddros*.
AtVjK NDS AND SIZES^*
W, THOMAS? o*’ 0 *’
)iil and Wood, i
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees
Engagement of the Bright and Cbarmimr
lit tie Soubretle. s
CORA VAN TASSEI,
and her excellent Dramatic Company in '
a repertoire of popular successes.’
THIS (Wednesday) EVENING, MAY 4
Will be presented
Entire change of Programme each evening
People s popular prices: 13c., 25c. and &
during this engagement-. Reserved seats m 2
ou sale at Dfivw Bros. w
fXoraiTk xirrmrioNT ~
FLORAL AND ART ASSOCIATION
Chatham Artillery Armory Hall,
MAY -4-th, sth and Qth.
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 aiiv
Sii*>clal prize offered by Mr. A. C. Oelsehig re
duced to allow competition as follows: For the
best 18 named Hybrid Perpetuals and ti 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
he had at Jacob Gardner’s or Jno. F. LaFar s
Bull street. • ’
Doors open May 4th at 7 p.m., on May sth and
6th from 3 to 6 and 7 to 11 p. si.
Admission—Adults 25c., children 15c.
GRAND TEMPERANCE EXCLRSTON
Steamer St. Nicholas to Tybee,
FRIDAY, May 13th.
Leaving foot of Lincoln street at 9 A. M., re
turning at 5 p. m.
In honor of the delegates attending the State
Convention of the Woman’s Christian Temper
Tickets 50 cents; Children under 10 half price.
Ice Cream, Lemonade, Soda Water, Coffee and
Sandwiches, may be procured on board at rea
Tickets for sale at Ludden & Bates, Davis
Bros, and at the Boat.
Caps, Caps, and Sun Bonnets,
Normandy Caps, Nurses' Caps,
Shirred Caps, Corded Bonnets,
Lace Caps, Embroidered Bonnets,
Embroidered Caps, Cambric Bonnets,
Pique Caps, Pique Bonnets,
French Caps, Ruffled Bonnets,
Mull Caps, Insertion Corded,
Bonnets made to order.
12 Styles to Select from.
Mrs. Tv. Power,
No. 137 St. Julian and Bull.
MAC 111 N KBY.
J. W. TYNAN,
Engineer and Minis!,
Corner West Broad and Indian Streets.
ALL KINDS OF
MACHINERY, BOILERS, Etc.,
MADE AND REPAIRED.
STEAM PUMPS, GOVERNORS. INJECTORS
Steam Water Fittings
OF ALL KINDS FOR SALE.
MiSa INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Regular four-year course* in Civil Mechanical,
Mining and Electrical Engineering, Architecture,
Chemistry, Physics, Natural History, etc.
Students are also admitted to pan ial or special
courses. Next school-year begins Sept. 26, 1867.
Entrance examinations at 9 a. m., June 2 and 3,
at Atlanta, in charge of Maj. W. F. Slaton, "5 E.
Francis A. Walker, James P. Mvnroe.
16 years established.
(3-. S. PAIjMLR..
Wholesale Commission Merchant.
SOUTHERN PRODUCE A SPECIALTY.
IC.G Reade Street, New York.
Consignments solicited and returns rr.aita
prompt Iy. Stencils and Market reports furnished
References:— Chatham National Bank, Thur
bei, lVhyland & Cos., New York. Also, Banks
and established Produce Merchants of Ne w
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston_^__
\v. i>. BTSfoNy
dealer in all kinds or
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull street. Residence 59 Lilierty street.
FOR KALE BY
C.M. GILBERT & CO.,
Agents for Georgia mid
For ' Family" Trade.
/choice SWEET OIL. BOTTLED C’IBEB.
I Choice FAMILY I I.OUR in half biuid*
OLD GOVERNMENT JAVA, CHOICE IEA.
FRED. M. HULL,
THJtI MORRISON HOUSE.
Ono of the Largest Poor,ling Houses in th*
1 FF’OHDS pleasant South rooms,
1 V wnh nuro Art os win Water, at prioos tosuii
thone wmutng table, regular or ti’anulent
mod at ion*. Northeast corner Bmugbtou
Drayton Ktrects, oppoeJtc Mumbai! House. .
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iv you have a friend send him or her to
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