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FLORIDA’S CAPITAL CITY.
ROUTINE BUSINESS PUSHED FOR
The Railroad Bill to Pass-Many Other
Important Measures That Have Gone
Through the Mill—lnvestigating the
Okeechokee Draining Company.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23.—The Sen
ate to-day, by a vote of 21 to 4, passed the
House railroad commission bill with an
amendment providing for an appeal from
the decisions of the Commissioners to the
yoard of revisors, composed of the Comp
troller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Sec
retary of State and the Commissioner of
Agricultura The bill will be sent to the
House to-morrow for the ratification of the
Senate amendments. Then it goes to the
Governor for his consideration. The Senate
passed to a third reading the bill appropria
ting $7,500 for the Agricultural College at
teke City. The bill for the encouragement
of sugar "raising in Florida was indefinitely
The Senate considered the bill directing
the Attorney General to take steps to have
the land grants not carried out by the rail
roads declared forfeited, so that the State
can convey the land to actual settlers and
others, but no final action was taken.
INVESTIGATING DISSTON'S WORK.
A joint committee from the Senate and
House are now investigating the territory
in the vicinity of Kissimmee, included in
the district claimed to have been drained by
the Okeechobee company.
The House passed the bills legalizing the
town government of Bartow, regulating the
sale of seed cotton, establishing criminal
courts of record in the counties of Orange
and Escambia, incorporating a business col
lege at White Springs, Columbia county,
and providing that county seats shall be at
least five miles from the boundary line of
the county, so as to be near the centre; also
a bill for the incorporation of building and
loan associations. The jioll tax prerequisite
bill was indefinitely postponed in the House
by a vote of Bfi to 23. This finally nettles
this matter in this State as to making pay
ment of the poll tax a qualification for
A hill making the apportionment of the
representation in several counties was in
troduced in the House. One representation
is allowed from each county, but no county
is given more than three, instead of four, as
heretofore. The counties of Duval, Leon,
Jefferson, Jackson and Sumter lose one
each, and Marion gains one: one Senatorial
district from West Florida is transferred to
South Florida, and each of the newly made
counties is added to other Senatorial dis
tricts so as to make the number of Senators
the same as now—thirty-two. This allot
ment will be violently assailed by the coun
ties demanding a larger representation, and
much discussion and wrangling is expected
over this measure.
The Senate to-day confirmed M. R. Cooper,
County Judge for St. John’s county; Richard
McCanathy, County Judge for Marion coun
ty, and Jacob Kogger, L. M. Merrett and
John Mooney, Commissioners of Pilotage at
the port of Pensacola.
It is rumored to-night that Gen. Finley
will be appointed Judge of the Fifth circuit
SOUTH FLORIDA WELI, REPRESENTED.
The new tjjieaker, Mr. George H. Browne,
of Orange, has had some exjierience while
presiding at different periods of the session.
He is rapidly learning the arts necessary in
a presiding " officer, and his rulings so far
have given entire satisfaction.
South Florida now has the presiding offl
oers of both the House and Senate.
Gov. Mabry, of Sumter, is a model Presi
dent of the Senate.
It is noticeable that many of the measures
of great import have not been considered at
aii. and as tne end of the sesraon approaches
it becomes evident that tne bills needing
nrist thoughtful consideration will be passed
without care or ceremony.
AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS.
Senator Pasco has expressed his determi
nation to address himself to acquiring infor
mation as to the ness Is of the people of the
State in their relations with the Federal
government, that he may inoje effectually
and acceptably serve them when he reaches
Washington. To this end he will visit the
different sections of the State to inquire
into their demands, and he will take par
ticular care to acquaint himself with the his
tory and conditions of the claims of the
State of Florida held against the general
The commercial necessities of the State in
the matter of coast and harbor improve
ments will receive his sjiecial attention.
Mason S. Moreno, to be Collector of Reve
aue of Monroe county.
John C. Calhoun, to be Clerk of the Cir
:uit Court of Taylor county.
J. J. Gornto, to be County Judge of Tay
John M. Jenkins, to be Assessor of Taxes
’or Taylor county.
W. A. Giles, to be County Judge of
John C. Douglass, to be Collector of Reve
tue for Walton county.
MORE THAN 105 YEARS OLD.
lath of a Jerseyman Who Found
Virtue in Applejack.
From the New York World.
Mata WAR, May 311. —James Preston died
It his old home at Brown town yesterday.
He was just 105 years and 5 months old.
His faculties he retained up to the time of
lis death. Preston was Ixirn of Scotch
parents in the Highlands of Sootland on
Dec. 30, 1793, and he came to this country
ibout ninety years ngo, settling at first in
New York. Afterwards he moved to Phila
delphia. When about 50 years old he went
to Browntown and, purchasing a small
farm, settled down with his wife to |>uxs his
t>ld age in peace and quietness. lie married
before he was 35 years old a New York
idy who died n number of years be
fore he came to the State. His daughter,
Mrs. Jane Bronson, who kept house for him,
x 05 years old, and his oldest son, John
Preston, is about HO years old. He had
children, grandchildren, gront-grandchil-
Iren and great-great grand h i Idren. One
ion lives in New York, another in Pennsyl
rania, one in the South and one ut Brown
wn. His son and a grandson went to the
war and fought for the suppression of
ilavery, and the old gentleman, who took a
rigorous interest in such matters, would
lave gone himself, but was kept at home by
lis anxious relations. He was very patriotic,
ind took a very active inteiest in’the doings
>f Oongret*. He read the papers closely
uid wns perfectly familiar with all public
yVwtts. lAitely the efforts for home rule in
Ifeland occupied muclcof his attention, and
te died hie ling for self-government for the
Up to the time of his death Mr. Preston
nanaged and directed the work on the
lomestend farm, consisting of about 300
icres. He was in the habit of walking all
over the pltwe, with his old-fashiohed locust
cane, daily, stein,; that the fences were kept
in order and that the bushes were properly
trimmed. At times he would ramble away
from home and u general search would lie
instituted for him, but the old man always
turned up all right. The family say that M
lias been a can* for the last half dozeu years,
ifis age kept them in constant fear of some
accident Is-falting him. Everybody knew
J6hn l'reeton and everybody liked him.
“When he was in his I doth year Mr. Pres-
Ivti walk's! home from South Amboy, a dis
tance of over eight miles, in less than two
bdurs. Since then he has Cut up a o*nl of
wnod just to show people what he could do.
His hospitality was one of his most pro
nounced characteristics. His Imard was
open to every one. Every night liefore re
tiring he would take a drink of old Jersey
applejack, and he attributed his old age
and good health to this practice. He was
never known to have a sick day, and Dr. A.
J. Jackson, his physician, said to-night that
he died from old age and that alone.
The coffin was ordered from New York
to-day by Laird & Stephens, of English
town. On the silver plate it bears this in
•’ * •
: James Preston, :
Died May 22, 1887,
Aged 105 years and 5 months.
His funeral will take place to-morrow, and
his old friends and neighbors will follow to
the grave the body of the oldest man in the
LOCKED UP HIS REFRESHMENTS.
Why Admiral Chandler and Capt. Sel
fridge Are Said to be Enemies.
From Washington Letter to Few York World.
Secretary Whitney is generally com
mended by the officers of the naval service
resident in Washington for his action in the
Selfridgc matter. There is a strong disposi
tion in the service to condemn Rear Admiral
Chandler for deposing Capt. Self ridge so
summarily and ordering him to report to
the department, 7,000 or 8,000 miles away,
without the formality of an inquiry on the
station. Since Capt. Selfridge has been in
Washington, he, in conjunction with Rear
Admiral Selfridge, retired, his father, has
worked up a considerable sentiment against
Admiral Chandler. The jjosition of the Sec
retary was rather difficult. He could not
exculpate Capt. Selfridge or let him down
easy, even had he been disposed to, without
condemning the Admiral, which would have
been a serious matter from the standpoint of
It is admitted that he has adopted a judi
cious courso in ordering a court of inquiry
to visit Japan to ascertain on the spot all of
the facts connected with the criminal blun
dering of the Omaha's shell practice, which
caused the death of a number of Japanese.
The stories that have reached Washington,
official and unofficial, are incomplete and do
not quite hung together in some essential re
spects. The Secretary very naturally, there
fore, wants to know what the facts are.
Capt. Selfridge is ordered to return to the
Asiatic station and appear as a witness be
fore the court of inquiry.
It is believed the circumstances, when as
certained, will develop a case of extreme
carelessness and ignorance of the laws of
Japan and of international law, while it is
also believed that the course of the Admiral
will not be found defensible under good
naval practice. The inquiry will proceed
A story is going the rounds here to the
effect that the bad blood between Chandler
and Selfridge, which is alleged to lie at the
bottom of the row, data! back nearly
twenty years, when they were on duty at
the torpedo station at Newport. The story
runs that both officers were more or l<;ss
convivial in their habits and frequently en
joyed each other’s choice refreshments.
This state of things is said to have gone on
quite swimmingly for sometime, when from
some unfortunate circumstance or combina
tion of circumstances Self ridge ordered his
steward or yeoman to lock up the refresh
ments during his (Selfridga’s) absence from
the quarters. This is said to have led, on
one occasion very soon afterwards, to an
embarrassing disappointment to Chandler,
who had called in the abseneo of the host
but did not find the refreshments.
This circumstance was so construed by
Mr. Chandler that a very lively coolness
between the two resulted and has been kept
up ever sine*, not only on the part of the
gentlemen immediately eoncemed, but also
on the part of numerous sisters, cousins and
aunts. It is now thought by some people
that the Admiral has improved this opp< >r
tunity, the first that has come to him after
twenty years of vigilant watching, to square
the refreshment grudge. It seems ridicu
lous to ascribe the big naval fuss on the
Asiatic station to so trivial a source, but
there is very good authority for believing
that the Newport incident has not been
without its influence, even after the lapse
of twenty years.
ORIGIN OF THE CHICAGO FIRE.
A Visit to Mother O’Leary—A Surviv
From the Chicago Herald.
It is positively known that the conflagra
tion which destroyed Chicago originated in
the one-and-a-half-story barn of Patrick
O’Leary, at the rear end and on the east line
of the lot numbered 137 DeKoven street.
The flames first burst from the roof of this
barn, which had boon stored with hay
the day before. These flames wore
seen at the same time by
two witnesses—William E. Lee, 175 feet
distant southwest, at the northeast comer
of Jefferson and DeKoven streets, and by
Mary O*ftorke, who stood at the northwest
window of her house, a point sixty feet
southwest of the burning barn. There were
in the barn six cows, a calf, horses and
other animals, and birds of various kinds.
The only inmate of the ham that did not
jierish was a calf. It would probably be
possible to follow the history of this noted
The bam was on an alley, and the
O'Learys lived in the rear of a cottage that
fronted on DeKoven. The front was occu
pied by Patrick McLaughlin. Mrs. O’Leary,
a large and powerfully built woman, run a
milk business. She milked at sp. m., and
was naturally in lied at H:45 p. m., when the
fire broke out. Milk sellers are probably
the first people out of bed in u city. The
Mel jiughlins that night celebrated the ar
rival of a relative from the old sod. Their
late hours would naturally annoy the
O’Learys. Some trouble-maker told Mrs.
O'Leary that her neighlxu-s lmd gone to the
liarn for the purpose of getting milk for
oyster soup. This Mrs. O’Leary never be
lieved. A broken lamp was said to have
lieen found in the ham.
The celebrity Hint came to Mrs. O’Leary
soured a nature which was liellicose ut the
iiest. Tiie injustice of attributing to her a
catastrophe in which she was a leading suf
ferer hardened her heart against reporters.
There also lingered in her mind a fear that
there might be something criminal in the
charge. Thirteen years later her estimable
son, Fuggy O'Leary, killed his wife and sis
ter-in-law and went to prison for it. This
trouble turned the Amazon into a fury. The
last journalist who paid Mother O’Leary a
visit bare eseajied alive.
She now lives in a shanty some three
miles south of*DeKoven street. The O’Leary
cottage was not burned. It was demolished,
in later years, and a substantial two-story
brick house erected at the fatal No. 187.
The Chicago Historical Society has put up a
tablet on the front of this house. The exact
origin of the great fire can never be known
unless spniebody other than any inemlier of
the O'Leary family shall reveal the secret.
It is reasonably well established that the
O’lxarys were in bed.
He Had His Own Way For Once.
from the Omaha World.
Omaha man—lf you think ] am going to
take a house way out there on the prairie
you are mightily mistaken.
Ambitious wire—But just think of the
society there. It is a lovely suburb, and
everv’family just as nice ns they can lie.
“That’s all very well, hut 1 suppose you
know I’ll have to ride no telHnjf how long in
a street car all winter, with tlie thermome
ter way down below nowhere.”
“But other men do that. The Highflys
live there, and the Topnotches and the
Hangups and the Pretties and "
“Miss Belle Pretties parental”
“Yes, and ”
“Why, she goes to the high school and
will lie coming down every morning about
my time and going back every afternoon at
just the same hour that I ”
“Come to think, it is rather far out, dear.”
and suburbs. Boston and Its environs, fiend 10
cents In stamiis to United States Hotel, Boston,
for complete mans and Interesting historical
•natter UeuMti'iilJv Illustrated.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1887.
ADVENTURE WITH A LION.
Frank I. Frayne’s Pet Has a Very Lively
Font The Feta York Times.
Frank I. Frayne, an actor, who, in his
play of “Mardo,” rescues an all-important
document from the cage of a big lion, to the
wonder and delight of the galleries, had a
narrow escape a few days ago from furnish
ing a meal for the animal. The battle be
tween the man and the lion took place at a
dreadfully unfashionable hour; its scene
was an old tern, and there were no specta
tors, but it was marked and ended by as
•clever a bit of quick-witted work as ever
lion-tamer did for the delight of thousands.
A twist of a rope around an iron ter settled
the fight, and when Mr. Frayne counted up
his losses he found it had cost him a valu
able horse and a lacerated arm to get his
unruly pet in its rage agai%
Not long ago Mr. Frayne bought a pleas
ant farmhouse three miles from Madison,
N. J., renovated the dwelling, and called it
“Echo Dell.” He had a prosperous season
on the road, and at its close a few weeks ago
ho removed his lion and other pets to his
farm and settled down to enjoy country
ease. An old-fashioned, heavy-beamed barn
stood near the house, and one side of its
lower floor was turned into a menagerie.
The lion, which used to be called Duke,
but is now known as Ingersoll, in compli
ment to Col. Bob of that name, occupied a
' big cage of iron and oak near -the back of
the barn. Between it and the door stood
three other cages, one tenanted by an intel
ligent laughing hyena dubbed Gabe, an
other by a striped hyena, Abe, and the
third by a pair of innocent white rabbits.
Opposite the cages were the stalls for the
horses, and aliove were the old-time hay
lofts beloved by ancient barn builders. Two
boors, three fine dogs and three horses were
in the lot outside, a valuable horse of Mor
gan stock was alone in the stalls, and the
caged animals seemed as nearly good na
tured as usual when the doors of the barn
were barred on the evening of Sunday week.
. Ingersoll dozed invay peacefully till the
first light of morning awoke him. Then be
rose and lazily began to rub hintself against
the barred door of his prison. The catches
at the bottom had not been made fast, as
usual, and the big animal’s motion pushed
open thedoor until there was plenty of room
to pass out. Ingersoll wanted breakfast,
and the horse was the handiest dainty; so
with one big roar that set the hyenas to
doing their prettiest in the way of noise, he
made a spring that carried him clear over
the 3-foot front of the stall and upon the
back of the horse, which went down like a
shot, and lay kicking and neighing franti
cally on the boards with the lion tearing its
neck open with neatness and dispatch. The
din in the barn woke Mr. Frayne, who put
on his clothes faster than he ever had before,
and ran out to the scene of action.
Once inside the barn he picked up a stout
rope that was lying on the floor, hastily
made a noose at one end, and threw it at
the lion’s head. At the same time he gave
a loud shout, and the big brute turned his
head just in time for the rope to settle
round his neck. • Frayne and the lion both
jumtied—Frayne back to the big cage and
the lion full at his master, but the actor had
just an instant’s start on Ingersoll. Quick
as thought he passed the end of the rope
that he still held around the first bar of the
grated door, and pulled with all his
strength. The lion was just in the act of
leaping, and his spring carried him to the
cage, and Frayne’s rqpo pulled him into it.
Frayne slid forward the grating before the
lion could spring again, and the big animal
was caged. But Frayne was close up to the
bars, and the lion strack him once with his
fore paws, ripping open his arm.
Ho far everything had been done quickly,
but it was an hour before the usual order of
things was restored. Mrs. Frayne and the
other members of the family had been roused
by the tumult, and that hour w r as a very
anxious one for them, for until it was over
none of them was permitted to enter the
tern and see how matters had gone.
.Frayne’s hurt was not serious and ho was
able" to leave home on a trip next day. The
horse died from its wounds and was buried,
and the hyenas were with difficulty per
suaded that life would go on as usual again.
Last night Ingersoll lay in his cage and
showed visitors a fine set of teeth. Fred
Knight, his keeper, poked him up and the
lion moved lazily aliout his narrow quar
ters. His short but exciting outing has left
him lame, but otherwise he seems in good
condition. He is 13 years old and has the
reputation of having killed his man on two
occasions. Ho quiet had Ingersoll's outbreak
been kept that the people in Madison had
heard only vague rumors of it last night.
STABILITY OF THE SOUTH.
Judge Kelley Regards Florida as Des
tined to Rival California.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Judge Kelley arrived at his residence in
West Philadelphia yesterday, after an ex
tended tour in the Southern States. The
veteran protectionist devoted a good deal of
the time to an inquiry into the economic
condition of the Stab's of Florida, Alabama,
Georgia and Tennessee, and the result of his
observations has been the preparation of a
series of papers which will be published
Speaking to a rei>orter he said: “I wrote
while In Aniston, Ala., an elaborate paper
upon the condition of Florida, the final
proofs of which I road yesterday in Wash
ington. It will appear in Saturday’s issue
of the Manufacturers' liecord, a journal
devoted to Southern industries that is pub
lished in Baltimore. At Washington I pre
pared a second letter on Aniston, under the
title of ‘A Romance of the New South, by
the late Gen. Tyler, Samuel Noble, Alfred
L. Tyler and their colleagues.' I also wrote
another, entitled ‘South Pittsburg: the
Inevitable Centre for the Mineral, Timber
and Agricultural Products of the Segue
chee \ alley.’ I hold these letters subject to
final revision, but. they will ultimately ap
|iear in the Manufacturers' Hccordu.tinter
vals of about two weeks.
“I propose, also, to add two more, one on
the relations of Alabama, Georgia and Ten
nessee, to the iron trade of the Union, and
the other on the remarkable agricultural
development of the New South in contrast
with the poverty entailed by the old system
which devoted the land ami lalior of the
sections exclusively to the growing of cot
“I devoted.” continued Judge Kelley,
“nb< >ut a month to the study of the resources
of Florida, and I think that the letters I
have prepared will satisfy my countrymen,
as my inquest satisfied me, that Florida is
destined to a pre-eminence similar, if not
•equal, to thnt of California, which 1 have
more than once characterized as an enlarged
The river thyme, which has been gene
rally voted a nuisance, choking up ponds
and rivers with its rapid growth, is now
thought to lie a remarkable health plant.
A German doctor has discovered that in his
district malaria and diarrhoea have de
creased since the water thyme began to in
fest the streams. The plant feeds on de
cayed vegetable matter, etc., which are
supposed to hissed disease germs.
The saturating treatment for typhoid fe
ver is being popularized in the columns of
the Southern I‘rartitioner. Dr. G. IV.
ltonfro ooncluds an articlr on treatments os
follows: “Saturate your patient with tur
pentine and pickle him in acid, and he will
not die of typhoid fever.” Dr. J. W. Grace
offoas, as an amendment: “Saturate your
patient in turpentine, pickle him in acid,
smooth him out with opium and salt him
down with quinine and he cannot die.”
Concerning a popular hotel in Savannah,
On., the Florida Times-Union says: “We
note from the hotel arrivals as published in
the Savannah papers, tint the Harnett
House still leads all the oth >r hotels in the
city. In fact they have as nmnv as the
others combined. There is a good install
ment of Floridians always regLtcred there.”
The Savanna!) Weekly News.
For Saturday, May 28, 1887-
First Page— Who Bides His Time; The Cap
tain's Orphan, an illustrated story'. A Million
aire Who Don't Know How to Give Dinners;
Some Well-Filled Wine Cellars in New York
City, illustrated; Dutch Etiquette.
Second Page— Clause Four of the Interstate
Law a Yoke; A Mob Attacks O'Brien: Negro
Education; Ruin of a Cattle King; France's
Crisis; Surrounded by Fire; Executed by
Soldiers; Tried for His Murder on Circumstan
cial Evidence; Knights Templar Meet at Atlanta;
Pasco to be Florida’s Senator; Cut by His Mate.
Third Page—The Florida Senatorial Fight
Settled by the Election of Mr. Pasco; Florida’s
Metropolis: Georgia’s Capital City; Another
Jail Delivery; Southern Presbyterians; Depew
and Conkliug; Chicago Builders Deal a Blow at
Trades Unionism: Dr. McGlvnn's Oddities; Rob
bers Board a Train; A Crazy Man Awaiting
Trial for Murder; A Strange Story; The Inquisi
tive Elephant; Miscellaneous.
Forirni Page—A Desperate Attempt to Stone
O'Brien to Death; Revocation of the Suspension
of Clause Four Hinted At; Charleston Wants
Clause Four Enforced; Death of Ex-Gov. Win.
Smith, of Virginia; Grand Preparations for the
National Drill; $2,000,000 in Smoke; Forfeited
Land Grants; Three Per Cents Called In; Miners
in a Mob; Episcopalians Shocked; Florida’s
Legislature; Tracking the Train Robbers;
Mexican Plots; The Blasphemer's Trial: Another
Comet; The Georgia Lottery Case Remanded to
State Courts; Miscellaneous.
Fifth Page— Gotham's Police Force; The
Latest Innovation in Feminine Gear; Florida's
Lawmakers;-St.'Stephen's Church Endangered;
O'Brien’s Victory'; Presbyterians in Council;
Germany Views the French Crisis with Silent
Complacency; Non-Dependent Pensioners; 25-
00;),000 Acres of tend Thrown Open to Settle
ment; Atlanta's Budget; A Prodigal Son Found
on the Scaffold; Fashions of Note Writing;
Revenue Changes; Finding Pharaoh.
Sixth Paoe— Sonora's Old Mines; Mark
Twain’s Fight; Slaves in Mexico; The Gardens
of Egypt: Two Genuine Fire-Proof Salamanders
Taken to New York; A Picture of Pandemonium;
Boston and Omaha; The Mysteries of Mormon
ism; News for theAstors; Romances Retailed
in the Unromantic West; An Able Story; Bought
Like Cattle; Slightly Acquainted.
Seventh Page— Agricultural Department: Po
tato Experiments; Ashes for Manuring Pur
poses; Manuring Plants: The Georgia Crop Re
port for May; Rotation in Crops; Something
About Figs; Farm Notes; Household; Popular
Science. The National Drill; Steamers in Collis
ion; A Rich New York Family; Arrested for
Brushing a Fly from His Nose.
Eighth Page— Rev. Talmage on Remembering
Seamen at Decoration Time; Indian Traders
Present a Long List of Grievances; Tallahassee
Matters; O’Brien at Niagara Falls.
Ninth Page— First Day of the National Drill;
Southern Presbyterians; Attorney General Gar
land Don’t Want the .Judgeship; The Pope
Wishes for Universal Peace and More Power;
Deliberating as to the New French Cabinet;
O’Brien Warned; An Edict Against the Labor
Unions; Georgia's Capital City; Storm at Co
lumbus; Jail Delivery at Jacksonville; Florida's
Legislature; Minor Telegraphic News Items.
Tenth Page —The News in Georgia, gathered
from correspondents and exchanges.
Eleventh Paoe— Round About in Florida;
Yellow Jack at Key West; Isidore Garuee.
While Drunk, Stabs His Bosom Friend; Flor
ida's New Speaker; Atlanta by Wire; South
Carolina Items; Columbus Happenings; Brief
Twelfth Page Editorial: Lamar on the
South; Mr. Lamar's Allotment Scheme; Re
markable Immigration; “Extra Billy” Smith;
The Florida Senator; Remnants of the Carpet
bag Era; Coroners’ Juries; Young Senators.
Opening Ceremonies of the National Drill; Pres
byterians at work; After the President to Visit
St. Louis; Cleveland’s Wedding Anniversary;
Though Very Weak, O'Brien Again Visits Can
ada : Railroad Grants.
Thirteenth Page- Local Department: Wil
liam Prenty Accidentally Shoots a Negro; Beyer
Not Guilty; John Harrison Dead; The Pythian
Convention; Drowned From a Sloop; Shot by a
Negro; Twelve Houses Burned; The Charges for
Compressing to be Advanced; Killed by a Can
non Shot; Business Men Discuss Compress
Charges; Arrival of Cars for the Tybee Rail
way : Base Ball.
Fourteenth Page— "H. H. J.” on Florida's
Outlook; She Wanted to be a Widow; The Chi
nese Executioner; ’ Southern Millionaires Who
Made Money in Railroads; A French Chestnut;
Willie Sprague, Who Married His Step-Aunt,
Seeks a Divorce; The Spinster and Her Tor
ments; The Gamut of Crime; The Country
Press Heard From on the Non-Free Pass Deal.
Fifteenth Page— Stories Recalled for Which
Col. Jack Wharton was Famous; How Adam
and Eve Lived Long Ago Outside the Garden:
Freddy’s Appeal; Mr. Evarts Got a Reply; Why-
Barbers are Usually Irreligious; Current Com
ment; Bright Bits: Personal; Items of Interest.
Siextenth Page— Review of the Savannah
Markets; Fruit and Vegetable Market; Condi
tion of the Sea Island Cotton Crop in Georgia,
Florida and South Carolina; The Celtic-Britan
nie Collision; General Railway News: The Cen
tral Railroad Pushing Its Alabama Extensions;
Atlanta's New Roads; The Augusta and Chat
Just the paper to send to your friends.
Single copies 5 cents.
For side at Estill’s News Depot and at the of
fice, 3 Whitaker street.
JUST WHAT YOU NEED.
Gentlemen’s Fine Night Shirts For sl.
Fine Jeans Drawers at 50c. per pair.
Gauze Undershirts, long or short sleeves, 50c.
White Lawn Bows, $1 per dozen.
White Ties at 15e. per dozen; $1 50 per gross.
Fancy Percale Scarfs, 50c. per dozen.
4-in -hand Ties, wash goods, $1 per dozen.
White Duck Vests, from SI to $8 50.
British Half Hose, seamless, 35c.
White Duck Helmets, Hammocks, White
Flannel Shirts and Hata for Yaehtlng-
FINE SUMMER CLOTHING AND DRESS
SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER. We guarantee a
tit in every ease.
Sole agents for Dunlap's Fine Hats and Nasci
mento's Comfortable Self Conforming Hats, so
comfortable to the head in hot weather. Beau
tiful Pearl Hots, and tho new STIFF-BRIM
Sun Umbrellas, Gloria Cloth Umbrellas, never
cut like the silk will.
Buck-Horn Handle Walking Canes, Fancy Un
derwear, and anything needed by men for Sum
mer wear at
LaFar’s New Store,
80 Bull street, Hamilton's Old Stand.
“the morrison~house. -
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with pure Arteoiuu Water, at prices to suit
those wishing tanle. regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Dravton slroetz. <>Dnolt.e Marshall House.
TEUTONIA LODGE \<>. I, k 7 OF P.
Every member in earnestly requested
to appear THIS (Thursday > >T>HNTXG 0
at 9 o'clock, at CASTLE KALI, iu or -g Ae g
der to participate in the parade andtegsj£g
celebration of the fiftieth anniversary \jjj£y
of the Gerinan Friendly Society. '*cSr
By order of
J. H. H. ENTELMAN, C. C.
Attest: John Jichter. K. of R. and S.
German Friendly Society.
You are hereby summoned to appear at your
hall (TURNERS’ HALL) at 9:80 a. m.. THIS
DAY for parade to celebrate our fiftieth anni
versary. Carriages will be provided for mem
bers who are unable to niaren. By order of
WILLIAM SHEIHING, President.
A. llellsk, Secretary. 1
Headquarters Georgia Hussars. )
Savannah, Ga., May 28, 1887.)
General Orders .Vo. 15; \.
The troop will assemble THIS
DAY (Thursday), at 112 Bay
street, at 12 o’clock m., for the
consideration of important B
By order of , ~
W. W. GORDON, Capt. Lomd'g'
Geo. C. Gaoxard, First Sergt.
SAVANNAH YACHT CLUB.
A special meeting of the club will be held at
Fords' Opera House TO-DAY, 2fiTH May, at 12
o’clock, for the election of members to make
arrangements for “Ladies' Day ” and to appoint
time and place for the annual cruise. A full at
tendance is desired, By order
WM. IIONE, Commodore.
W. D. Johnston, Secretary.
READ THIS (V HU FILLY
All Policies Issued by This Company are
Equitable Life Assurance 130 Broadway, n.y.
Geo. T. G. White, Manager.
Chas. P. Geddes, Cashier.
GEORGE W. LAMAR, Agent, Savannah, Ga.
George Watson Hall, who was a member of
the dry goods commission house of Lewis Bros.
& Cos., of New York, was insured in the Equita
ble for 8100.000. Proofs of his death were sub
mitted to fce Equitable Society on the 4th of
April, and on the same day the amount of in
surance on his life, namely, SIOO,OOO, was paid to
the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries were his
partners in business, to whom the policy had
been assigned. The firm has lost by death the
labor, influence, skill and whatever personality
belonged to an active partner, and by this loss it
has received by' the Assurance Society the com
pensation of SIOO,OOO. That is the' nature of
partnership assurance. It gives solidity, safety
and permanence to a business house, furnishing
the means of continuingthese transactions after
the skill and capital of a partner has been with
drawn by death. I am Informed that the sur
viving members of the firm are insured, one for
SIOO,OOO and another for $25,000. The Equitable
Life Assurance Society wrote this policy of SIOO,-
000 on Mr. Hall's life in February, 1885. The pre
miums paid on it were $10,938. His life was also
assure! by other companies, the total amount of
his policies being $203,500.
The above commends itself to the considera
tion of all practical business men. Apply to
GEORGE W. LAMAR, Agent,
11 1 Bryan street, or at Post Office.
TO THE PUBLIC.
We, the undersigned dry goods and millinery
merchants, do hereby agree to close our respect
ive places of business at 0:30 p. M., prompt, from
June Ist to Sept. Ist., Saturday excepted:
A. R. Altmayer & Cos., Crohan & Dooner,
J. P. Germaine, Gustave Eckstein & Cos.,
I. Dasher & Cos., D. Hogan,
Jacob Cohen, F. Gutman,
David Weisbein, B. Golinsky,
L. Fried, Gray A O'Brien,
K. Platshek. P. J. Golden.
S. Krouskoff, L. E. Byck & Son.
Ladies will kindly co-operate with us in this
movement and make their purchases earlier in
NOTICE TO CITY COURT JURORS.
The TRAVERSE JURORS of the City Court
need not appear until FRIDAY MORNING, May
27th, at 10 o’clock. By order of
P. M. Russeli.. Clerk C. C. S.
NOTICE TO WATER TAKERS.
Office Water Works, )
Savannah, May 26th, 1887. f
The water will be shut off at Nine (9) o'clock
A. M. TO-DAY (Thursday) on Broughton street,
from Whitaker to Abercorn street, for the pur
pose of putting in a branch, and will lie shut off
for several hours. A. N. MILLER, Supt.
Ocean Steamship Company, I
Savannah, May 25th, 1887. )
The steamship MERRIMACK having returned
to Boston because of accident to her machinery,
there will be no sailing for Boston on the 26th of
May, as previonsly advertised.
C. G. ANDERSON, Agt.
120 Horse Power ENGINE for sale at a bar
gain. Cylinder 20x30. About new and in per
fect order. A. B. HART,
Lake City, Fla.
DR. HENRY’ S FOLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take So other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmac.st, Savannah. Ga.
PROPOSALS FOR COAL.
Custom House, Savannah. Ga., )
Collector’s OFFICE, May 20. 1887. I
(SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this
O office until 12 o'clock noon of SATURDAY,
MAY 88th, 1887. for furnishing coal 1o revenue
vessels at this |*irt for the fiscal vear ending
June 80. 1888. The coni furnished to he anthra
cite or bituminous as may lie required, of best
quality, uniform in character:.to weigh 2,210
pounds to Ihe ton; to be (lelivered on board the
vessels at such times and quonties as required,
at localities cuddy accessible to said vessels,
and to Is- subject to insjiection as to quality
Bidders will na me the prices for both Steam
in g and stove cool, and also their facilities for
furnishing the vessels with fresh water and the
The right is reserved to reject any or all bids
and to waive defects.
JOHN F. WHEATON,
TV IDS will be received up to the Ist of JUNE
II for the buildings on the eastern half of lot
on the comer of Whitaker, President and Suite
streets, and also for excavating to the depth of
8' „■ lift the lot above mentioned, measuring 60 by
90 feet. The buildings to lie removed within ten
days and the excavating to be finished by the
first of July, 1887.
Bids must lie made separately. The right is
reserved to reject any or nil bids.
J. H. !.STILL,
D. It. THOMAS.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM,
RUFUS E. LESTER.
Committee Union Society.
FOR THE TEETH.
/ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE. Cherry Tooth
' / Paste, Charcoal Tooth Paste, Shlfflold’s
Cream Dentifrice, Lyons’ Tooth Tablet’s. Arnica
Tooth Soap, Thompson's Tooth Soap. Carbolic
Tooth Soup, Tooth Powers and Washes all kind,
at STRONG'S DRUG STORE, corner Bull and
Pen' street lane.
MONDAY, MAY 30th, 1887.
SOIREE MUSIC ALE
—FOR THE BENEFIT OF—
BETHESDA ORPHANS’ HOME,
MAD. ST. ROQUES-PLAYTER
And her Pupils, assisted by Distinguished Musi
cal Talent of Savannah.
Reserved seats at Davis Bros. Box Sheet now
open. Admission 50c. No extra charge for
Tickets for sale at Davis Bros.’, Wm. Estill's
and Ludden & Bates’.
BASE - BALL TO-DAY.
Tickets on sale at FERNANDEZ’S CIGAR
Game called at 4 o'clock.
OM-Y' TWO DOLLARS
Any Regular Station
ON THE LINE OF THE
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway
SAVANNAH OR JACKSONVILLE.
A SERIES OP
SPECIAL WEEKLY EXCURSIONS
Will be inaugurated on SATURDAY, May 28.
These Special Excursion Tickets will be sold
only under the following conditions:
They will be good only for such regular trains
as named by station agent selling the same, and
will lie sold only for such regular train as leave
stations between the hour of 12 noon on Satur
day and arrive at Savannah or Jacksonville by
12:06 noon on Sunday.
Also from any regular station to Pablo Beach
and return, $3, good to return on Monday follow
ing (late of sale, or with Supper Lodging and
Breakfast included, at Murray Hall Hotel, $5.
Four regular daily trains Jacksonville to
Pablo Beach. Special train (Saturday only)
leaves Jacksonville for the Beach at 7:50 p. m.
Full information given by local agents.
WM. P. HARDEE, J. L. ADAMS,
Gen. Pass. Agent. Pass. Agent.
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway
Commenting on Saturday, May 28th.
Jacksonville and return $2 00
Pablo Bench and return $3 00
Tickets will be pood only on days and trains
as given in the following
Leave Savannah Saturday 1:30 p. M., 7:35 p. m.,
Sunday 7:00 *. u.
Arrive Jacksonville Saturday 7:85 p. m., Sun
day 5:30 a. M., 12:00 noon.
Special train leaves Jacksonville for Pablo
Beach Saturday 7:50 p. m.
J,eave Jacksonville Sunday 7:00 A. M.. 2:05 p.
M., 0:00 p. m.
Arrive Savannah Sunday 12:06 p. m., 7:58 p. m.,
Monday 6:10 a. si.
The $3 00 ticket to Pablo Beach will also be
good to return on any regular train leaving
Jacksonville on Monday following date of sale.
Four regular daily trams Jacksonville to
Tickets Savannah to Pablo Beach and return,
including supper, lodging and breakfast at the
elegant Murray Hall Hotel, $5 00. or the same
with one and three-quarter days’ lioard, $7 50.
Tickets at Bren’s and Passenger Station.
WM. P. HARDEE’ J. L. ADAMS,
Gen. Pass Agent, Pass Agent.
7th and Chestnut Streets,
JOHN TRACY, PROPRIETOR.
RATES, 8a 50 PER DAY.
Centrally located, only a short walk from
Penn’a and Reading Depots. New Passenger
Elevator, Electric Bells, New Dining Room and
all mod-tii improvements. Polite attendance
ami unsurpassed tail
KITSELL’S PRIVATE HOTEL
91 FIFTH AVENUE, NEAR 17th STREET,
\MERICAN and European plans. I .oration
most central. Rooms eu suite or singly.
First-class board and accommodations. Prices
reasonable as a boarding house.
NEW HOTEL TO ON I,
(Formerly St. Mark's.*
Ncwnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
r rMIF MOST central House In the city. Near
1 Post Oft'iw, Street Cars and all* Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Eloctrie Bells,
Baths, Etc. !H) to $8 per day.
JOHN b, TOuNl, Proprietor.
R. A. UPSON, Manager.
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
EO. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
v * the Metropolitan Hotel. New York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All parts of the city anil places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly i-.tAKi.ig
the doors. Sjiocl.nl indir-emcnts to those visit
ing the city for business or pleasure.
DUB'S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r |''HJS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
I u Passenger Elevator (the only one In the
city) and has l>oen remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his quests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
is supplied with every luxury
fli/U JUia .markMkii home or abroad cuii afford.
_ SUMMER RESORTS.
Meriwether County, Ga.
WILL BE OPEN JUNE Ist., with first 01.
accommodations at reasonable rates W
w arm Springs are on the north side hf
Mountains. 1.500 feet above sea levefanrt *
rounded by beautiful and romantic
The climate is delightfully cool anT
mosquitoes, dust or mud. J ’ ’ N °
The Spring one of Nature's wonders c,
1.400 gallons of water (90 degrees tempera?,'.’"V
per minute, affording the Peratura)
feet'souare. SS *?
FRESH. WARM WATER unlimited CLEAR -
This water is a sure cure for Dyspeusin
most cases of Rheumatism, Skin amt KiritSw
Sprint There is also here a fii?e Chalyle at
Amusements of all kinds provided
Livery Stable, Bar and Billiard Saloon
Band of Music for Ball room a*d Lawn ’ 1 ’
The Georgia Midland and Gulf Railroad ne
running two daily trains from CohmftuSte
arn i‘ iU - 0,1 the 15th of June U
completed to Griffin, connecting there with t ,1
Central Railroad for all points and
Two daily mails and Telegraph. For furthei
information address ue|
CHARLES L. DA\ IS, Proprietor.
The Niagara of the South.
TALLULAH, FALLS, GA,
ON the Piedmont Air Line, in the Blue Ridg.
Mountains, 2,000 feet above sea level 9
Open from June to November. For full
tieulars address 1
F. H. & F. B. SCOFIELD, Proprietors
Late of Hotel Kaatuskill, Catskil] Mountains
N.Y’., and Lela.nd Hotel, Chicago.
Salt Spring litl,
THIS New Resort Hotel, especially adapted
for families, has reduced its rates to $7 per
week. The accommodations are first-class in
every respect. For further informr.tion ad
dress T. J. MAY, Proprietor.
Blount County, - Tennessee.
r T''HIS Health Resort will be open Mav Ist. 1,88~.
A The most celebrated Dyspeptic Water
known. Elegant Hotel and Grounds! Excellent
Table. Telephone connection with Knoxville.
Rates: $1 per day; $25 per month for May and
June; $2 per day, $lO and sl2 per week, $35 and
S4O pier month for July and August. Half rates
for children. J. C. ENGEL. Prop.
Among the “Berkshire Hills."
Twelve Hundred Feet above the sea. Savan
nah reference. Address
A. G. CROSS, Proprietor.
tie white smr spies
GREENBRIER COUNTY, W. VA.
The most celebrated of all the Mountain
Resorts, and one of the oldest and mot popular
of American Watering places, will open tor the
season June 1. Elevation above tide-water,
2,000 feet; surrounding mountains, 8.500 feet.
Send for pamphlet describing hygienic ad an
tages, B. F. EAKLE, Sup t.
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OFSAVANNAHIAN3
Opens Jnne :25th.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor,
Saratoga Springs, Y,
OPENS JUNE 25th.
Popular rates $3 no per day
POPULAR PRICE S.
Accommodates 1.000 persons. Kates. $3 per day
for rooms, except those on parlor and first r.oori
Open from June 18 to Oct. 1.
CLEMENT & COX, Proprietors.
H. S. CLEMENT, Manager.
Union Avenue, opposite Congress Springs Par*,
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 18th.
For particulars address 229 Broadway,
18, N. Y., or 420 Gates Avenue. Brooklyn..' *•
PAUL C. GRKNING. Propnetor._
LONG BRANCH. N. J.
United States Hotel,
A FIRST-Cl ASS FAMILY HOTEL,
OPENS JUNE 25, 1887.
LAIRD <Sc VAN CLEAT
\TORTHERN HlLLS.—Boarders received**’
A “Brookside Farm,” a pleasant resort am g
the celebrated Berkshire Ililis: 1,500 feet a** 1
sea level; good roads, beautiful drives and rain
tiles; good table: terms from $6 to $9 per *Pj ’
Address J. A. itOYCE, Lanesboro, BerksbW
county. Mass. _
DI TCHER HOUSE.
PAWLING, N. Y.. on tho Harlem railroad;
large brick structure, first class in i
particular. Now open. Terms reasonable. -
for circulars. WM. H. BUKROtUH. ■
CriAPON SPRINGB AND BATHS. Alkalf
V Lithia and Superior Iron Y.ater*, i*“ •
shire county, W. Va.- This celebrated mountai
resort for health and pleasure; Baths or .
temperature; a summer climate unsurpa- •
charming summer home with its many imp
meats, accommodating 800 guests, opens
Ist. Send for circular and rate sheet (for
cal and other testimony). WM. H. SALE,
THE WATAUGA HOTEL, Blowing
I C. In the mountains of North .. VfySj!
4.000 feet above the sea. Easily accessible. -
cal graduate on the premises. Ter ms i
cstin North Carolina. Opened June Ist
season. For information address "At-
HOTEL CO., Blowing Rock, N. C.
GRAIN AM HAY. _
Keystone Mixed Feed,
SKID AND FEED TOW PE.IS.
Hay and Grain,
172 BAY STREET.