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OLD PETER KEY'S BONES.
Exhuming tho Body to See If it Was
That of Napoleon's Marshal.
lion; the yew Yurt: World.
Third Queer. N. C., May Several
proniimvat physicians of the Salisbury sec
tion vnne time since decided to exhume the
remains of Peter S. Ney from their grave
pear this place, for the purpose of ascertain
ing whether they are those of the famous
Marshal Nov, of France, who commanded
the Old Guard at Waterloo. Of all the ro
mances which have had their inception in
North Carolina this is one of the greatest.
In 1816 Key appeared in this State.
He was a singular man. and from
the very first attracted attraction,
although lie used all possible means
to avoid publicity. He. taught school in
Iredell and liowau counties, and among his
pupils were men who afterwards became
prominent. Certain facte were ascertained
about this singular man which llxed the
belief in the neighborhood that lie was really
Marshal Ney, in spite of the historical fact
that Ney was duly shot in Paris. For years
the matter has been discussed, not only here,
but in all parts of the country and abroad.
Dr. Lyman Draper, President of "the Wis
consin Historical Society, has taken deep
interest in the matter, and in the past two
years a great deal has been written on the
subject. At the special request of Dr. Drap
er some of the most prominent physicians of
Salisbury agreed to exhume the body and
to make "a careful examination of the skull.
Marshal Key’s skull was trephined, and if
this skull was found to have beejl similarly
operated upon it would be practically con
Among the pieces of evidence to aid the
assertion made by many here that Marshal
Nev was this school-teacher was this:
A Frenchman from an adjoining county
who had been a soldier under Marshal Ney,
and afterwards moved to America, was at a
public gathering in Statesville one day and
recognizes! the school teacher as Ins old
commander. He threw up his hands and
exclaimed: “Mon dieu! Marshal Ney!”
Without demonstration, Ney called his
came, and with his right hand waved him
off, placing the index linger over his mouth,
Both men soon left the crowd and were
ifterwards seen in private conference.
Four days after the battle of Waterloo
Marshal Ney, in a speech before the Court
of Peers, advised a treaty of peace, and
there publicly announced his determination
to go to America, thus showing his attention
was turned towards this country.
A gentleman who nursed Peter Ney and
was with him in death and at his burial,
said to-day that Ney was perfectly conscious
at the time and ttiat he talked about his
wife and children, and stated several times
while on his deathbed that he was Marshal
Ney and repeated it notan hour before death.
In dressing" him for burial he found that Ney
had been wounded on the thigh, neck, side
and wrist and had a large scar, like a sabre
cut, on the head.
After consultation, this day was decided
upon for the exhumation, and at an early
hour the citizens of the surrounding country
and neighboring towns began to come in,
and soon a large crowd had gathered around
the quiet little country church. In the
assemblage were many of Ney’s pupils, these
tming old men now, their ages ranging from
60 to 75 years.
At 1 o’clock the physicians in charge
announced that they had no pecuniary
interest in the matter, and that the exhuma
tion was merely in the interest of history.
When the grave was opened nothing was
found except a few of the largest bones,
some coffin nails and a small remnant of one
plank. The gentlemen in charge made the
“The undersigned physicians wish to state
that, according to previous notice, we did
to-day cause to be exhumed the remains of
Peter S. Ney, in the presence of a great
many witnesses, some of them from Wash
ington, D. C., Raleigh, N. C., and other
parts of the country. We found some of the
bones only, and these in a state of such de
cay that we cannot state positively whether
the skull had ever been trephined or not.
We made diligent search for the bullets said
to have been lodged in the body, but found
“We succeeded so far, however, as to
ascertain that tiie skeleton was about fine
feet and ten inches long, and the skull,
around alxive the eye*, about twenty-four
inches in circumference.”
This statement was signed by nine of the
most prominent physicians in this section.
The skuil measured seven and three-fourths
inches across the forehead, and eight inches
from a point above the eyes to the rear of
the head. The right side was well preserved
but the left, where the wound was, crum
bled. All the bones were returmxl to the
grave. Let this day’s work prove what it
may, it will be a long time liet'ore those
straightforward and honest people can be
induced to change their long-cherished
opinion that their old teacher and friend
was any other than Marshal Ney.
A ROMANCE OF THE WAR.
Louis E. Granger to Get $50,000 from
a Grateful Scotchman.
From the New York World.
Out of the many vicissitudes and happen
ings of the late war thrilling and romantic
tales have been woven. This romance in
real life, though unlike most of them in
point of Action, in a few weeks will have a
pleasant sequel, in which a snug little por
tion of a Scotchman's millions (850,000) will
be transferred to Louis E. Granger, a well
known down-town business man, a Colonel
in the late war on the Union side. The
Granger family in the sixties was one of the
most prominent in Boston. Louis E. Granger
was quite a young mau then, but a good
lighter, and he soon rose. During the
bloody campaign in the Red river country,
Louisiana, he was made Captain anil aiding
Aiile-de-Camp on the staff of Gen. Dan
I. liman. He was soon afterword promoted
to Assistant Adjutant General of tho divis
ion under the same chief. While acting in
that capacity he made the acquaintance of
a shrewd and wealthy Scotchman, Lemuel
Stoekbridge, a cotton speculator. Stock
bridge, who resided in Cincinnati, had a
few months before started South to buy
cotton. Anticipating a long stay ho brought
with him his wife, whoso health had been
shattered by protracted illness. With his
delicate partner ho traveled through sev
eral Southern States, buying cotton at dif
ferent points, and when his business was
nearly concluded found himself in the heart
of the Red river section, confronted with
unexpected difficulties in tho shape of pass
ing the Federal lines and reaching New Or
Just previous to his arrival orders were
issued for the closing of the lines on account
of the close proximity of the Confederate
forces. Both himself and wife were strangers
*° a “- Hoi- health was becoming rapidly
worse. While engaged in Iris frantic efforts
to get away he casually became acquainted
"nth Capt. Granger and his wife, who hap
pened to lie in the vicinity at the lime.
Capt. Granger at. once learned the difficulty
the Hcotohmau wan involved in. With his
wifo lie administered to the relief and com
fort of Mrs. Stoekbridge. Granger then
prevailed upon Gen. Ullman to consider the
embarrassing position of tho Scotchman ami
Ills wife, and in a short time obtained per
mission for them to pass the lines.
It was nearly six months Inter when Capt.
Granger, having been promoted for gnliunt
service, obtained a leave of absence and
started for Cincinnati, accompanied by his
wire. At New Orleans lie boarded a Mis
sissippi steamboat, and to his surprise found
till- Stockbridgos among his fellow-passen
prs. At a point in Louisiana as the vessel
was rounding a bend of the river it was
“red on by Confederates, and again Capt.
granger rendered valuable service to the
reiTor-stricken couple. Both ho and his
wife administered to the sufferings of Mrs.
Stoekbridge. The I mat arrived safely in
Cincinnati and the two familios parted.
' wns tho last time Capt. Granger ever
too Scotchman and his sickly wife.
After in* war namo to n dose, Granger, with
r“* jjnk of Colonel, went Boutli to live, and
“ wW* W* wife died in New Orleans. Lem-
uel Stoekbridge, after accumulating a for
tune of 83,000.000, went to Edinburgh, Scot
land, his native place, and died there in
1884, leaving a large estate, which consisted
principally of sugar and cotton plantations
m the South. In his will the Scotchman
recalled the timely services rendered him by
Capt. Granger during the war, and directed
that the sum of 850,000 cash be paid to the
Captain and his wife as a mark of his appre
ciation. If Granger’s wife was still alive,
he adds in Ills will, the sum of 82*5,000 should
lie paid to her, and in the event of her being
dead tho entire sum should revert to the
gallant Captain, and vioe versa.
The attorneys, immediately after Lemuel
Stockbridge’s demise, set about to discover
the whereabouts of Granger. Advertise
inents were inserted in the New York, Chi
cago anil San Francisco papers, asking for
information regarding the whereabouts of
Capt. Ixiuis E. Granger. After a year of
waiting they received no reply, ana ascer
taining that a Granger family resided in
Boston wrote to them. The Boston Grangers
in turn communicated with Col. Granger’s
mother, who was then living in Atchison,
Ivas. She then wrote to her son in this
city, the Colonel in question, and he, recall
ing to mind tho family and incidents, placed
the matter in the hands of his attorneys.
After many months of correspondence be
tween the respective lawyers in this city and
in Scotland the identity of Col. Granger has
been fully established, and in a few weeks
the money will bo paid over to him. As his
wife died in 1868, tne whole sum of $50,000
will, according to the bequest, revert to
him. Col. Granger is engaged in the mining
and marble business in this city and is a
well-known man about town.
PRAYING FOR A WIFE.
How Dr. Lyman Beecher Persuaded
Mrs. Jackson to Marry Him.
“Saints, sinners and the Beecher family,”
has been printed as the remark of the late
venerable Dr. Todd, of Pittsfield, Mass.
Possibly the following anecdote of the
father, which I had from the eldest son,
Rev. Win. H. Beecher, may illustrate tho
peculiarities of his family. The old gentle
man had lost his second or third wife, says
tho Cleveland Plaindealer, and was re
rasolved to marry again. Hence, at a
family gathering in Cincinnati he said:
“My children, heretofore I have married
altogether to suit myself, but now I am
willing to marry to suit you if you can
think of any suitable ami proper person
who will have me.” The children put their
heads together and concluded that a certain
Mrs. Jackson, who kept a large boarding
house in Boston and was a member of Ed
ward’s church, would make him a capital
wife, and it was arranged for Rev. Edward
to negotiate with Mrs. Jackson. After
waiting a w-eek or so the old gentleman be
came impatient and started to Boston, driv
ing to Mrs. Jackson’s house, calling for her
and unfolding at once the object of his
mission. The good lady was thunderstruck,
protested that she had no idea of marrying
and couldn’t think of such a thing; it was
impossible. To all of which the old doctor
replied that he was equally surprised. The
arrangement had been made in Cincinnati.
Edward was to prepare the way, and he had
made his arrangements to preach in-And
over and Amherst and to attend the May
anniversaries, and expected, of course, to
take her with him as his wife. At this point
rlie good lady expressed herself as shocked
that Edward had never spoken to her on the
subject; nor would it have made any differ
ence if he had, for, as to marrying again,
she could not and would not —not even the
venerable and celebrated Di\ Lyman
Beecher! After a moment’s pause the doctor
said: “My dear Mrs. Jackson, I am sorry
you have so much feeling about it, but I
will stay with you a day or two and we will
talk this matter up,” to which the lady re
sponded that her house was full, she had no
suitable room for him, and could not enter
tain him. “Oh. never mind, then,” said the
doctor, “I will go round to Edward’s and
come and take tea with you.” And sure
enough at tea time he was there and sat next
to Mrs. Jackson at the table. It was one of
those large boarding houses on Beacon street
at which the lady of the houso presided as a
sort of matron, and to the tea table of which
the boarders kept coming and going for two
or three hours. Of course the old doctor
became impatient, and kept whispering to
Mrs. Jackson, “I want to see you alone!”
“I must see you alone!” “Can’t you see me
aloue!” At length Mrs. Jackson left the
table with him and they went to a room by
themselves. What then occurred God only
knows, but the story is that the good lady
protested, expressed her amazement, and
oven said, “You must be crazy; the subject
is too serious and solemn to be thought of
without prayer to God.-’ “Have you not
prayed about it?" said the doctor. “Prayed
about it! No,” said Mrs. Jackson; “I have
not thought of such a thing ” “Let us pray,”
was the solemn response of Beecher, and
they knelt down and prayed. Of course, the
Almighty was argued with; what a good
-wife Mrs. Jackson would make him; what a
blessing it would be to her; how much good
she could do in the holy cause; what a
disappointment if she did not marry him.
Then observing her to lie in a melting mood,
ho reached out his hand, took hold of liers,
and said “Amen.” Yes, and amen it was.
The grand boarding house was broken up,
to the surprise of all Boston, and Mrs. Jack
son became Mrs. Lyman Beecher, making
him a “capital wife,” indeed.
THE TALE OF A SAUCER.
Sir Walter Scott’s Most Valued Article
oi Bric-a-3rac, and Why he Kept it.
From the Argonaut.
When Walter Scott was a mere youth ho
began collecting all sorts of out of the way
things. On the wall of his “den’ were hung
a cabinet of Scotch and Roman coins, a
clavmore. a Lochaber ax and Broughton’s
saucer, which was hooked up under a pic
ture of Prince Charley, the young Pretender.
Tho saucer had a history. Mr. Walter
Scott, Sr., was a lawyer. One autumn a
sedan chair deposited, at a certain hour
every evening, a person at Mr. Scott’s door,
muffled in a mantle He was immediately
shown to the lawyer’s private room, where
he remained a long time. Mrs. Scott’s curi
osity prompted her to ask questions, which
Mr. Scott would not answer to her satisfac
tion. One evening when she heard
tiie bell ring for the strangers’
chair to carry him off, she en
tered the private room with a salver in her
hand on which were two cups, saying that
as the gentlemen lmd sat so long they would
be better for a disli of tea. The stranger,
a person of distinguished appearance un i
l-iehly dressed, bowed to the lady and drank
from the offered cup. Her husband refused
the tea. As soon as the visitor hod departed
Mr. Scott, lifted the window wash, took tho
cup from which the visitor had drank and
throw it into the street. The wife remon
strated on tiie loss of her valuable china.
“I can forgive your curiosity, madame, but
you must pay the penalty,” said her hus
band. “I may admit into my house, on
business, persons unworthy to be treated as
guests by my wife. Lip neither of me nor
mine comes alter Murray of Broughton’s.”
While Prince Charles was invading Scot
land this nmn Murray was his private sec
retary. He was taken prisoner, and re
deemed his own life and fortune by betray
ing several Scotch noblemen who were ad
herents of the Jacobite cause. Lord Bal
merino, one of the I’rinr-e’s supporters, was
brought before the Privy Council and con
fronted with tho traitor. “Do you know
this witness, my lord!” asked one. “Not I,”
he replied; “I once knew a person who bore
the designation of Murray of Broughton, but
he was a gentleman and a man of nonorand
one that could hold up his headV’ The
saucer belonging to Bronghton’s toucup was
preserved in the family, and young Walter
aiado it a permanent feature of his collec
tion of curiosities.
"Little, But Oh, My.”
Dr. Pierce’s “Pleasant Purgative Pellets”
are scarcely larger than mustard seeds, but
they have no equal os a cathartic. In all
disorders of the liver, stomach and bowels
they act. like a charm. Purely vegetable,
sugar-coated, and inclosed in glass viol*.
Pleasant, safe and sure. By druggists.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1887-TWELVE PAGES.
An Escaped Penitentiary Prisoner
Leads a Strange Career.
fYom the Anniston Hot Blast.
Yesterday a reporter was introduced to a
gentleman who lives at Eden, in St. Clair
county, and from whom was obtained the
story of tho life of one of Alabama’s present
members of the lower house of the Legisla
ture, which roads like a chapter from the
career of William Kissane, whose strange
life has recently been brought to public
gaze in all its hideous deformities.
The story is equally as startling, and will
prove equally as full of strange denouements
The gentleman who told it to the reporter
did so only with the understanding that his
name was not to appear in print, but that
fact does not detract one whit from the
credibility of the story. Said tho gentle
“When I moved to Eden, St. Clair coun
ty, some three years ago, I found as Mar
shal of tho town one Josephus Compton.
He was a man of family, sonic 45 years of
age, and stood well in the community He
had come to the place a year or so previous
to my advent, and began work as a carpen
ter. I do not know from where he
moved to Eden, but think he said
he came from Kentucky. At any
rate, as he proved a good citizen, there were
no curious inquiries into hi* past life. In
common with everybody else in tho quiet
little town Marshal Compton pursued the
even tenor of his way, taking an active and
somewhat prominent part in public matters
and on all public occasions. Compton could
talk pretty well, and when any speech mak
ing was to bo done he was generally on hand
to do it. He
JOINED THE METHODIST CHURCH,
and soon became a most zealous member.
His voice was more and more frequently
heard in the prayer meeting anil at love
feasts, and he soon became a powerful ex
horter. He grew rapidlv in favor witli tho
Presiding Elders of that district, and seemed
to be growing in grace all the time. His
ascent was rapid, and from being a lay
member exhortin' he became a licensed min
ister of the gospel in the Methodist church.
In his new field and with his enlarged func
tions and opportunities he just spread him
self and gave promise of being a successful
worker iu that part of the Lord’s vineyard.
“Last year Compton, believing that his
obligations and duties as a minister cliil not
prevent his serving the people in a secular
Capacity, concluded to enter tiie political
arena, and did so by joining the Independent
party, which sprang up in our county He
was one of the leading spirits of tliut party,
and they selected him as their candidate for
tho Legislature. The clerical politician
threw his whole soul into the can
vass and made an aggressive fight
from the jump, Some of the best
stump speakers in this section and the State
were pitted against him, but he was elected
by 500 majority, although there is a Demo
cratic majority in the county. That shows
the popularity of Compton at that time. He
isn’t near so popular now, and his party
friends are mourning his sudden departure
from the county,”
“Has the honorable gentleman fled the
“He certainly has, and on account of the
most startling disclosures of his past life.
I’ll tell the story to you as I have been able
to gather up its many threads: Compton,
whose right name is
Is a native of North Carolina, in which
State he is badly wanted for a heinous
crime, committed several vears ago. This
man Caston was a distiller of moonshine
whisky in one of the mountain counties of
that State. One day he and his
gang were run on to by a party
of revenue officers. A fight en
sued and one of the officers was shot
dead. It is said that Caston did the killing.
At any rate he was arrested, tried, con
victed and sentenced to a term of twenty
four years in the penitentiary. Four of
these years of penal service lie put in, but
tiring of that kind of life, he made a break
for liberty and succeeded in getting away.
That was thirteen years ago, and not until
about a month ago was his whereabouts
discovered, so successfully did he cover up
through several (States, and finally settled at
Eden, in St. Clair county, as I have before
stated. The discovery of the escaped
convict was by the merest chance. It hap
pened in this wav: One day a bridge gang
foreman on the Talladega and Coosa Valley
road, now building, happened to pass by a
gang of laborers at work on a grade near
Eden. This gang was bossed by Compton,
or Caston, rather, who had taken a
grading contract on that line. The
foreman had once been a guard at
the North Carolina penitentiary, and
was there in that capacity when Caston
was brought to it. He immediately recog
nized the escaped convict, and at once com
municated his discovery to tho North Caro
lina authorities. Caston did not recognize
His old guard, and the latter gave no hint of
what lie had done. A requisition was sent
on from tiie Governor of North Carolina to
tho Sheriff of Jefferson county, at Birming
ham, for Caston’s return to his old quarters,
but before the Sheriff could Arrest the fel
low he had skipped out.”
“llow did Caston, or Compton, learn of
the intended arrest?”
“Well, I guess I unintentionally gave him
the information. I got a letter last Wednes
day a week ago from a friend in Birming
ham, which told me about the requisition
having been received by tiie Sheriff. The
afternoon of the same day that I received
the letter Caston came up into Eden, as his
wont, and I took him one side and told him
of the contents of the letter. He didn’t
deny having boon in the penitentiary, or of
having escaped from it, but said that lie did
not kill tho officer; that it was another man
who did it. Caston was
• IN HIS SHIRT SLEEVES
at tho time, and started off in tiie direction
of his home. He lived in the town, having
a wife and four children. He hail left his
coat out on the grade, but he did not go
after it, nor did lie go to his house. He just
walked out of the town, and is walking yet,
I reckon. That is tho last lie has lx*en seen
or heard of in that section. I forgot to
mention the fact that a photograph of Gas
ton had been sent oil from North Carolina,
with the requisition papers, and that it is a
true likeness of the Representative from St.
HIS LEGISLATIVE CAREER.
Asa legislator, Compton cut a poor figure.
He was clearly beyond his depth, and was
easily influenced to vote yea or nay to suit
the wishes of more astute members. His
stay in Montgomery was one continued
drunken debauch, and he was kicked out of
one boarding-house on account of his filthy
habits and unbearable conduct.
The story is certainly n most startling
one, and the wonder is that it lias not before
this been published to the world. This
man's career illustrates the strange loose
ness in following up criminals which now
and then is suddenly and most unexpectedly
revealed, and how, occasionally a notorious
criminal, with hut little attempt at conceal
ment, either of Ms name or person, livos for
years as a respected and honored member of
society. Truth is indeed, often stranger
SILVER THREADS MADE TO ORDER.
Something About the Latest New
New York, May 7.—“ Pardon me,” I
said to a gentleman on Broadway, after run
ning my unibrellu into him. It was that
day it rained no hard and I was hunting
shelter. He smiled, showing lovely white
teeth beneath a black moustache, which
struck me as being rather familiar. I
looked again; so did he. The next moment
wo had clasped hands right under the dole
ful drippings of my umbrella and were ask
ing numerous questions without waiting for
on answer. We found shelter in a twy res
taurant, where we sat down to eat and ex
“I am as delighted as 1 am surprised to see
you in New York,” he said.
I glanced up slowly to see how much he
meant, when I noticed a change.
“What is wrong!” I inquired. “A few
months ago your hair was as black as a
Spaniard’s. Now on your temples and on
the top of your head it is white as silver.
There aren’t enough years dating since your
birth, to make this wondrous change—and it
has come so quickly, too.”
“An improvement, don’t you think 1” ho
asked, with a smile of satisfaction.
I had to confess it did look rather nice,
with his soft, black eyes and clear com
“Well, it’s the latest. There is a barber
down town who does it. Igo in every day
to get him to put some bleaching stuff on.
You know how tho women used to bleach
their hair yellow. Well, someone discov
ered means by which the hair can lie made
r silver white. It caught on. I can't say
who started it. Kyrln Bellow, the actor,
has lovely silver hair, and some of the rest
wanted it also. It isn’t any trouble and it
gives a distingue appearance. Do many
gentlemen bleach! Well, I should surprise
you if I would givo the number. I know
thirty or forty of my acquaintances who
have silver hair now, and a while ago vou
couldn't have found one white lock with a
magnifying glass, although I don’t know
that magnifying glasses are ever used for
“Is the craze confined to gentlemen?”
“Oh, no. Nothing now is ever confined to
men. Just this forenoon I met a young lady
who hrld black hair the last time we met,
some three weeks ago; now she is wearing a
wig of silver hair. I would admire her
taste better if she blenched her own. The
men think it’s great. Just watch when you
go along tiie streets ami notice the number
of young faces framed with silver hair if
you want to see how fashion rules.”
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The Old Custom of the Lamars in the
Selection of Cognomens.
From Washington Letter to the Louisville
The “Lounger on tho Avenue” has this to
say of the Lamars: “Itwas the custom in
the family of the Lamm's to name the sons
for those who in their lives and death had
been tiie most eminent exemplars of the love
of human freedom and their own people.
So the orator at Charleston was named for
a hero who died to save Rome, his city, and
his Roman kin. He was a thinker from his
youth. The institution of slavery he looked
at with the eyes of a philosopher. Given to
the South originally by New England mer
chants, whose enterprise led them into what
they euphoniously called ‘the Guinea trade,’
the climate and conditions of the States lie
low the thirty-ninth parallel fostered it and
it grew into "the mighty power it was. I
have often thought what a sensation could
be made in Boston, if a list of those mer
chants who made the fortune their blue
blooded descendants enjoy out of the slave
trade were printed.
“I think I will do it myself one of these
days, for the fact is capable of absolute
demonstration. Slave labor became the de
pendence of the hardy white man in open
ing the new malarial lands on Southern
rivers to healthful cultivation. But tho di
vine origin of the ‘institution,’ which was
first demonstrated by a New England cler
gyman called to a Southern pulpit, who
thought thus to please his flock, was never
lielieved by any of the Latnora. Mr. Lamar
favored the secession of the State ix>cause
he believed in the broadest human
rights. The Sumner episode grew out
of this same tendency. When
Charles Sumner, the apostle of freedom,
died, the country was astonished to read,
among his most earnest eulogists, the words
of a State Rights Democrat and Confederate
lieutenant-colonel, the close jiersoiuil friend
and, upon occasion, the vigorous defender
of the President of the Southern Confed
eracy. As I said above, the Lamars have
ever possessed the courage of their convic
tions, and they are not slow to say what
they believe. I need scarcely
observe that Mr. Sumner was not
a popular figure in Mississippi, nor was
an oration so eulogistic of his purity of pur
pose and character as was that of the then
Representative in Congress of the Second
Mississippi district calculated to inereaae
the orator’s popularity. This did not affect
Mr. Lamar in the least. His speech is his
tory, and tiie prophets in the North among
the Republican journals who predicted that
‘that oration had killed Lamar,’ were ren
dered dumb when at the next election, in a
time of unparalleled excitement, the dis
tinguished gentleman was renominated by
acclamation, and elected by tho largest
majority he ever has received.
“No man knows Mississippi or Southern
temperament and character better than Mr.
Lamar. He feels that lie can depend upon
the instinctive love of justice that is inherent
in his constituents, and that their judg
ment will be unbiased and just. With that
knowledge as a certainty, he says and does
precisely what he believes to be right, and
whether it is a eulogy on Sumner, a defense
ol’Mr. Jefferson Davis on the floor of the
Senate, or of Mr. Calhoun, he is always
listened to with respect, and his honesty of
MR. HORNADAY'B BUFFALO.
How the Animal was Criticised- A Put
From Washington Letter to the Chicago yews.
Mr. W. T. Honiadny, the naturalist of the
Smithsonian Institute, is in a peck of trou
ble. There was no well-preserved specimen
of the American bison in the national mu
seum, anil as the species is almost extinct he
started out last fall with a party of hunters
to capture the last of the buffaloes. For
two months he hunted along the Powder
river, where they are most numerous, and
succeeded in killing a number of animals
but was not able to capture a good specimen
alive. Ho brought homo tho bones and skins,
find selecting tiie ljest bull in the lot has
stuffed it and set it upon a pedestal in the
museum. He considers it a great work of
art, as well as a true reproduction of nature,
and was very proud of his success us well as
his skill. The other day, when the work
was done and the animal placed on it* pe
destal, he invited Prof. Baird. Gen. Hheri
dan. Gen. Van Vleit and a number of other
distinguished army officers, who had chased
tie bounding bison over the plains, to conic
to the museum and criticise ills work, ex
pecting to hear nothing but eulogiams.
To his disappointment and dismay they
all, with one uccord, commenced making
the most savage criticism*. One said it was
too short, another thought it wan too long,
others claimed it was too fat, more that it
wus too loan. Some snid the position of tho
legs was not natural, and several declared
that, no living buffalo ever stuck his nose up
in tho air like th.it. There was not a hair
that pleased any one. The entire company
expressed their surprise that a man of Mr.
Hornaday’s experience and skill should
waste his time stuffing a rusty old bison liko
that one. Ho was advised to throw it away
and take another trip to the YVout to get a
Poor Hornaday was ail broken up. His
pride became at once the most distasteful
object he can look at and there is no lomrer
any joy for him in the wide world. The
critics are having as much fun over the af
fair as Hornaday is having sorrow, for the
criticisms were premeditated and the result
of a cruel conspiracy to humiliate him. As
one of tiie scientists in the institution ex
plained it last night:
“Hornailay wus getting altogether too
much glory but of his condemned old beast
anil we thought wo would fetch him down a
peg. He had actually convinced himself
that there was not a specimen in the whole
museum worth looking at except that bison.
He thinks differently now.”
SOZODONT the ladies' pride,
Oulv rival* it deride.
Zephyr* of llowr laden air,
(July with it con compare,
Doing Rood to every thing.
On every aide it* i>rai(*s ring:
Neglect to use it, ldi<* won’t:
r **y all must havo their HQZQDQNT.
ONE CENT! WORD.
ADVERTISEMENTS, 15 Words or
more, in this column inserted for ONE
CENT A WORD, Cash in Advance, each
Everybody who has any want to supply,
anything lo buy or sell, any business or
accommodations to secure; indeed,any wish
to gratify, shosdd advertise in this column.
G PWhile I live botrue.
VIT ANTED, an assistant bookkeeper with first
VV class testimonials; good opening lor a
reliable, sober young man. ENERGY, Morning
Air ANTED, a young lady to do office work;
11 must understand use of typewriter. Ad
dress PERMANENT, care Morning Nows.
X YTANTED. a good canvasser for st on m feat her
> t renovator. Apply to W. D. THOMPSON,
49 Whitaker street.
WT ANTED, a white nurse. Address M. A.,
1 1 Morning News office, giving name and
AA7ANTED, dress and dry goods salesmen.
VV Apply A. R. ALTMAVER A CO.
TAT ANTED, at once, a No. 1 broad linker to
TT take charge of shop; none lmt a sober
man need apply; good wages. J. D. BRADY,
NS Whitehall street, Atlanta, Ga.
TT T ANTED, men. women, hova and girls to
l l earn S7O fier month at their own homes; a
nice, light, easy and profitable business; costly
outfit of samples, a package of good* and full
Instructions seut for 10c. Address 11. C. ROW
ELL A CO- Rutland. Vt.
KM im.oym BUT W anti'l).
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11 bookkeeper or assistant. Address C.
care Morning News.
ROOMS TO KENT.
I Nou RENT, CHEAP, a floor of three rooms,
. furnished or unfurnished, with private hath
room and closet on same tloor: suitable for light
housekeeping. Inquire No. 158 State street. near
I NOR RENT, parlor floor containing three
large rooms; w ater on some floor, also use
of hath. Corner Broughton and Montgomery
I NOR RENT, handsome rooms, single or in
. flats; every convenience; fasliionable loca
tion. 189 Gordon street.
I TOR RENT, two large rooms, suited for light
’ housekeeping; *VwU ventilation; hydrant
on floor 89 Congress.
SINGLE ROOMS for gentlemen; large, for
hous keeping, furnished or unfurnished. 191
/ \NE front room, nicely furnished room; terms
' ‘ reasonable. 43 York street, one door from
rpHREEBOOMS for rent; suitable for light
I housekeeping; furnished or unfurnished.
194 Hull. _
ONE large airy furnished front room, facing
Telfair Square, on York street, near Bar
I TOP, RENT, cool south rooms, large and
' small; also day hoard. 58 Barnard street.
TNOR RENT, desirable flat of rooms, furnished
r or unfurnished. Kit South Broad street.
F-SOR RENT—Furnished hall room, double
soring lied. 188 South Brood,
I TOR RENT, south rooms, at No. 172 Lllterty
DESIRABLE offices for rent, 8 Bull street.
UtM SKS AND STORES FOR RENT.
I TOR RENT, brick block, consisting of store
U and two tenements, corner Farm and Wll
ligm streets. Apply to WILLIAM SCHEIHINO,
coriiCrLlbcrty and Drayton streets.
ITOR KENT, for the summer, a well ventilated
1 two story wooden house, furnished, in the
southern part of city. lielightful location. For
particulars address X., News office,
INOR RENT—Two two-story houses on HaU
’ street, fourdoors west of East Broad; large
yards and modern Improvements. Inquire on
I TOR RENT, a real nice, comfortable six room
' house, fronting Gaston on Prloe street; pos
session given 10th Inst. Apply next door to M.
H. RAY. __
ITOR RENT, six-room house, Gordon street,
1 one block from Park; good order; low rent,
Address GORDON, News office.
ITOR RENT, small store and dwelling; also,
I 1 part, of house, five rooms, private entrance.
Apply 94 Lincoln street,.
ITOR RENT cheap, house northwest corner
Bull and Gaston. Apply ou premises from
1 to 8:30 p. m.
ITOR RENT, medium size frame house, mod
* era Improvemsnts. Apply iH4 state street.
FTOR RENT—Cottage house containing six
' rooms, Guyton, Ga. (No. 8). Apply to J. 8.
BAYNAKD, Guyton, Ga.
I NOR RENT, store nnd dwelling, a good
grocery stand, northeast corner Little Jones
a rid Purse streets. Apply to W. BARNETT,
178 Hull street.
ITOR RENT, the Buckingham House at the
1 Isle of Hope, with hath house; artesian
w ater on place. Apply to THOS. HENDERSON,
188 York street. _
ITOR KENT, house on Tattnall, between Harris
I 1 and Liberty streets, with all modem im
provements. GEO. W. PARISH, No. 193 St.
JTOR RENT, store No. I t'.% Congress street,
1 formerly occupied by C. F. Graham; pos
session given May Ist. For terms, etc., apply to
MEINHARD BROS. A CO.
FOR KENT Ml*< KLUANKOUS.
ITOR RCN’T, two anil a half acres of land, with
’ small house, about a half mile beyond An
derson street. C. H. DORSETT.
FOR SALE. ~
• )/k fiffil ACRES high, fertile, good loca-
Z" ‘."U" lion, on beautiful lake in Monroe
county, at 81 25 anil $5 tier acre. Apply to F.
M. HENDRY, Myers, Fla.
ITOR HALE, a flying jenny (seats 24 1 In capi
-1 UJ order. A quick fortune for a live man.
, ib it., Box in, Gainesville, Fla.
/ • ROCKKY STORK, for sale: stock fixture* of
Vla well established grocery. Inquire Abet
corn street, corner of Jones street lane.
IROKE TEXAS HORSES.-Fine lot gentle
i I Texas Horses, medium t o large-sized; also,
lot Young Muli's. at lilt. COX'S STABLES.
FNOR HALE, one trio each Illnck Javan. Wynn
i lot tea and White Leghorns at SAVANNAH
RICE FIELD LAMB at BAKER S Stall every
day; marketing delivered Sunday.
(' t ARDEN HOSE at Bc. per foot. Just received
T u large stock of plain and wire wound Rub
her Hose, lawn Sprinklers, Nozzles ami Reels
for sale Cheap. NKIDLIKQER & RABUN.
VTB3DLINGER A RABUN are still selling
T slightly soiled Buggy Harness, Trunks and
Satchels very cheap. Imported English Saddles
at half price.
CIIIEAP SALE OF TLA NTS. -I like to clear
/ my overstocked greenhouses of soft plants,
Ins Geraniums. Dasies. Fuchsias, etc., to make
room for other stock. I will sell them for the
next two weeks at any prioo. A. C. OKLSCIIIG,
ITOR SALE.—ROSEDEW Lots, 80 feet on
P Front street along the river and 500 tret
deep, at $126, payable pH cash and sl2 60 every
six months.with Interest. FIVE ACRE Lots in the
TOWN OF ROSEDEW, with river privileges, at
$l9O, payable S2O cash and ssevery three months,
with interest. Apply to Dn. FALLIGANT, 181
South Broad street, 9to 10 a. w. dally.
| f OST, a few days ago, a Pocketbook contain-
Ij lug a ring and u few other trinket* of no
value except to the owner, with cards with name
of owner also inclosed. A reward tain be ob
tained by addressing M., care Morning News.
LOST, a small Gold Pin sot with Peark, hair
iualde; reward. )&’> Utnsion atreet.
B - OARDINfb—Desirable Southern room with
how window* at 86 Taylor street. ______
'•INIK PARK HOUSE is now op. n for boarders
1 at the Isle of Hope. _
WANTED, a few table boarders at No. 118
i ) State street. _
C?EfT\ L NOTICE-PHOTOGRAPHY—Prices
n reduc 'd. Petite* $1 50, Cards $2, Cabinet
$3 per dozen, and larger work in the same pro
J. N. AVILSON,
21 Bull street
NOTICE. JACOB COHEN is still throwing
out big Inducements. 100 pieces Kino Qiny
hams sold at 10c. nnd 12Uc., reduced to 8c.;.>0
pieces of White French Nainsook, 45 inches
wide, at 28c., worth 75c. Fifty dozen Corsets,
our own model and production, at 60c. Wfl
will continue soiling all bargains as advertised,
and will soli another case of those Check Nain
sooks at 10c. Our AVhite Goods Stock is still the
best selected and largest in the city. No trou
ble to show good*. Wo will endeavor to please
one and all, also guarantee a saving of 20 jier
cent. JACOB COHEN, 152 Broughton street.
Mile. a. SCHULTZE (formerly music di
rector of the Mozart Club) Ims returned to
Savannah and offers his services to the public
as teacher of singing, voice violin and
cornet by the latest improved methods now used
by all the leading teachers in Europe. lor
further particulars and for terms apply at 136
Hull street, the residence of Dr. L, Knorr.
IT GGS for hatching from Wyandotte*. Black
k .lavas, Light Brahmas, Langshani), A\ tiite
and Brown larghorns, Plymouth Rocks and Pe
kin Ducks; as a special offer will sell twenty
sittings to different parties at $1 each. SAVAN
NAH POULTRY YARDS, fourth door South of
Anderson street, on Ogeeehee road. Visitors
|> RANDY, WHISKY. Hennessey & Mnrtill
1 ) Brandy, Gibson's Whisky, Baker and Bour
bon Whisky. Sherry and lort Wine. All the
above named liquors are of a superior quality
and guaranteed. For sale Aberoom street, cor
ner of Jones street lane. _
( t.\RPETS taken up nnd cleaned, altered and
J relaiil; Furniture upholstered, Feathers
cleaned by steam, Awnings made and put up,
Carriages painted and upholstered. W. D.
THOMPSON, 49 Whitaker street.
AIDANT my customers and public to know I
VV still continue Dress Making at my resi
dence. 1-eaaous given In chart cutting. N. AV.
corner Barnard and Gaston streets. MissKATIE
(ALOTHING cleaned, repaired, braided, altered
J and dyed: new suits out and made in latest,
styles; charges moderate: satisfaction guaran
teed A. GICTZ, tailor, 31 Jefferson street.
(AO TO K. WHITE’S and get your Clothing
T renewed, cleaned, repaired, braided, dyed,
remodeled, altered to suit your taste. 8. AVHITE,
corner Jefferson and State streets.
1 TUNES made to order at short, notice In any
. style desired. State Room Trunks always
on hand. Call at SAVANNAH TRUNK FAC
IT-AMILY GROCERY, Abercom street and
l Jones street lane. Customers will find us
fine and as low price goods as anywhere in the
ITINE HAIRCUTTING Singeing. Superior
r Hair Touic by EMILE F. FEOEAS, Brough
ton street, between Bull and Drayton. ______
RADERICK'B LADIES’ ICE CREAM PAR
LORS are open every night until 11:80 r. m.
nnd always w ell patronized.
OAVANNAH TRUNK FACTORY. 83 Whitaker
Id street, is the place to buy Trunks, Travel
ing Bags and Valises, cheap.
HAIRAA't IRK of all descriptions made up by
EMILE F. FEOEAS, 110>ti Broughton Street
Hair Store. _____
/• PINE APPLE BON BON Tickets for 25c. at
RADEKICK'H lee (Yearn anil Sherbet are
pure, rich anil delicious; always reliable.
6 MILK SHAKES Tickets for 25c. at LIVING’
Artesian wells- The undmigned is
prepared with the latest Improved ma
chinery and tools to contract to sink artesian
wells any size or depth required, at the cheatwst
possible rates. H. O. TROWBRIDGE, Harnett
House, Savannah, Ga. P. O. Lock Box 43.
A SODA WATERTIfkets for 25c at LIVING-
O STOP’S. _
I) EI.LF, OF BALTIMORE.—A Beautiful Com
) plexion. laidies. use Mine. Sonnalea’a Paris
ian Nut Oil ami Milkweed Powder. It removes
and prevents wrinkles, lieautifle* and preserves
the complexion, anil keeps it youthful. For sale
at I)AA r ID PORTER'S, 122 Broughton street.
/• ORANGE A LA MODE Tickets for 2Bc. at
JUST RECEIVED, a complete assortment of
Holmes A Coutts’ fine, celebrated Biscuits
for plcnieks and teas. Also, fresh Canned
Goods For sale cheap at Abercom street, cor
ner Jones street lane.
/ PH< IKPIIORIDE Tickets for 25c. at LIVINO-
DON'T fail to call and see our Children's Car
riages. Our goods are bought direct
from factories and it enables ns to solt them
lower than you can buy at any public sale. We
also carry a complete line or house furnishing
goods at NATHAN BROS,, 186 Congress street.
LUDDEN a BITES S. M. R.
MASON & HAMLIN
John K. Paine.
8. B. Mill*.
William L. Tomlins.
Goo. W. Morgan.
Samuel P. Warren.
P. 8. Gilmore.
At Every (treat World’s Exhibition,
PARIS, 1807, TO LONDON, 18815, INCLUSIVE.
JISZT ORGAN.—The finest and most power
fully toned Reed Organ made. The flint
one malic expi'essly for the late Able Liszt.
The < irgan pa • cxreUtmce for the drawing
room, ami used largely iu churches and
chtinoLs. With one and two manuals.
Price from SBMS.
'X'HREK manual and w-feet pedal or
JL OAK. Tile most complete Reed Organ
manufactured. Contains H 2 stops, com
position pedals, ote. Used In Westminster
Ablsiy. Price from $!)10.
QUEEN'S MODEL.-- 80 called from the fact
that It was made from furnished specifica
tions expressly for, and sold to, fier
Majesty Victoria, Queen of England. Price
[NOLI AN HARP ORGAN. -This style com
±j bines the effect of a stringed orchestra with
the organ. It Is possible to produce the
undulating effect of stringed instruments
with the one hand, while the other gives
the organ tone. Price from |lO6.
YACHT ORGANS (at SM), etc,, etc.
The Improved method of piano construction,
in vent 'd by Mason & Hamlin in ItiKf, has been
fully proved, many excellent exports pronounc
ing it the greatest Improvement in piano? of the
Ludden & BalesS. M .H.,
__ H AVANNAH, GA.
SHIPPING, Packing or Unpacking by expe
rienced New York Piano Movers. Work
done safely, quickly and without damage to
premises or instruments and at low prices.
BY the rear or single tunings, and when we
take charge of Instruments hr the year we
make no additional charce for strings or slight
regulation of actions. There is economy In em
ploying good tuners. Mr. H. N. MOOItE still
looks after this branch of our business.
Xj. &0 TB. S. XX. H:
AUCTION SALES FIT TURK I>A
STEAMER (ITY OF BRIDGETS
By j. McLaughlin & son. -1
On MONDAY, the 9th May, 1887, at Kelly’! f
Wharf, city of Savannah, at 12 o'clock, I wftS§
The steamer City of Bridgeton as she now lii ■-
at Georgia anil Florida Inland Sleamlioat Comr
jiany's Wharf, Savannah, 199-15-100 ton* burden,
condensing beam engine. 40 inches cylinder and
10 foot stroke; cylindrical boiler 145-12 feet in
length and 12 feet diameter of lawful Iron;
length of hull 171-7-10 feet: depth 8-2-10 feet;
breadth 29-3-10 firet; 47 state-rooms, with all the
fittings anil appurtenances lielonging to A
steamer of her size, ns per inventory.
] I. R. DUVAL,
Receiver Florida Railway and Navigation Oa. •'*
You Will Have, j
AT 11 A. M. AND 7:30 P. Mi
We open 5 fresh cases and they must ba *
sold. j. McLaughlin & son,
-M 11.L1.N KltY.
138 Broughton Street.
GRAND SELECTED VALDES!
LACES! LACES ! J
650 yards 514-inches deep, White and Beige,
Egyptian and oriental laces this week, only 10a
per yard, regular price 2l)c.
100 dozen Ladies' Wliite 5-Hook Corsets, eUbo
rate Silk Stitched and guaranteed bone-filled,
only 50c. each. *
HOSIERY ! - -
25 dozen Indies' Hr ."- r n Gemitne
11" .'. I'-glllul' Iliad'' ~ i IgjnlUui leugUufc. ,llw
champion 25c. llose of thteminiet.
150 dozen Ladieg’ Fta* Linen Mourning
Bordered Hmi.lktncjdafs, size with
Inch, genuine hefostttch,' tliis week, only 100.
each; regular prioa lStv
To make a run, we offer 75 dozen 1 fonts’ %
regular made India Gauze Vests, with heavy
satin fronts and silk bound, at $3 a box (J 4 doz
en); the regular price for them is 75c. each.
White Goods and Lawns!
1,200 yards 32 inch w ide Check Nainsooks at
B!dic. a yard; a grand value even at 10c.
Embroidered Dress Robes!
150 elegant Dress Holies we will offer at co*t
from this week until entire lot Is closed. Don’t
miss tfita chance.
Ladies’ Muslin Underwear!
30 dozen Ladies’ Cambric Chemise, elegantly
designed and trimmed with Torchon lace and
embroidery; the best 750. article in the States.
65 dozen Ladies’ Pure Wool Boucle Jersey*
(summer weight), pleat backs, in brawn, black,
nuvy, garnet, at the great bargain price of SI.J
Ladies’ Gauze Underwear !
120 dozen Lodie#*’ Jersey-fittiup? Gauze Under
the ltfvet tinfahed floods in America, t Sso*
and r>ou. Give them a trial.
Ladies’ Linen Collars.
900 dozen Ladies' 8-ply All-Linen Cleric*!
Shape Collars, with capes, for this week only,
our regular 150. value.
165 cartons, all colors, No. 12 Heavy Quality
Satin and G. G. Ribbons at 14c. per yard; worth
Infants’ Lace Caps.
125 dozen Infants’ Corded anil Embroidered
Mull Caps, in scull and Normandy styles, at 25c.,
86c., 60c. The grandest bargains in this city.
The Leading Parasol, Fan and Glove Douse
THE CHEAPEST MILLINERY.
This department of our business is given our
strictest attention. We manage by so doing to
convey in your midst these goods at the very
lowest imaginable prices; so cheap that weean
safely say at prices way below others. For vs.
A'ty, in fact, we can bo found complete, also,
having only experienced trimmers presiding
In our Trinimed Hat Department.
1,450 Ladies’ and Children's Black, Xs*hte aMf
Tan, Canton Straw Shajies at 21c., 23c., and2sc.;
elsewhere 35c. goods.
2.800 Ladies' and < hlldren's Black, White and
Tan Milans, Straw Shape*, only 86e. and 50c.;
worth elsewhere 60c. and 73c.
4.500 Ladies’ and Childrens’ Plain and Fancy
Black. White and Colored Fine Milan Straw
Shapes at 50c., the grandest qualities In this or
any other market.
300 ladles’ White, Tan and Colored Straw
Turban Shapes in pluin and novelty straws at
the lowest prices.
2.500 Children's Trimmed School Hats, Broad
Riin Sailors ttud Shapes, only 35c. each; some os
others sell for GOc.
1.800 Children's Tmmetl Broad Rim Sailors,
in white, Nuvy, (iarnt Brawn, only 25c. each.
750 Children's Flegant Trimmed School Hat*
In rough and ready, fine, plain Straws at 60c.}
same goods sold at 75c. elsewhere.
75 bore* Genuine French Bunches Flowers,
magnificent combinations, only 50c. each, worth
In order to reduce this line we offer in ladies’
and Children's Trimmed Dress Hats special re
ductions this week:
Our Regular Si 25 hats this week only ... $1 00
’• n 2 .V) “ '' “ '* I .50
•• “ no “ •* “ 200
“ “ 400 “ *• “ “ 250
•• 5OO “ “ “ ” 300
it tt yOO “ 14 44 44 ..... 500
|*r*P. 8. Country orders will receive our
careful and prompt attention. . j,
A | ERCIIANTS, manufarturers. mechanics,
it I corporat ions, and all others in need of
printing, Uthographlug, and blank books can
have their orders promptly filled, at moderate
prices, at the MORNING NEWS IT.INI'INU
JIOUSE. 3 Whiuudirjrtiviit.