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THE STATE CAPITAL.
GOVERNOR GORDON AND STAFF
OFF FOR NASHVILLE.
They Will Assist in Laying the Cor
nerstone of the National Exposition
of American Industries—No Meeting
of the Capitol Commision—Pardons
Atlanta, Ga., May 36. —Gov. Gordon
and the following members of his staff went
to Nashville in a special sleeper this even
ing, where they will to-morrow participate
in the ceremonies of laying the corner stone
of the National Exposition of American In
dustries: Adjt. Gen. Kell, Lieut. Cols.
Grantland of Griffin, West and Anderson
of Atlanta, Waring of Cement, Daly of
Macon, Murphy of Bartlesville, and Harper
and Smith of Rome. The party will be
back Saturday morning.
New petitions signed by SOO citizens of
Whitfield were presented to the Governor
to-day for the commutation of sentence of
William Holman, who is to hang next week.
THE CAPITOL COMMISSION.
The Capitol Commission were to have had
their monthly meeting this morning, but no
quorum was present, only Cook and
Miller being here. Mr. Thomas, of Athens,
was telegraphed for and he came to-night
and the session was held at the Kimball at
10 o’clock, The monthly estimate was
*13,816, which was approved and a warrant
BROUGHT TO TIME.
The Singer Sewing Machine Company
settled with the State to-day by paying
the tax fi. fa. of SV4O, after a levy on
PARDON APPLIED FOR.
Argument was made before the Governor
to-day by Hon. W. J. Pike, for the pardon
of Sanford T. Perkle, of Jackson county,
under sentence of seven years for man
slaughter. He has served five years.
Grigsby E. Thomas, Captain of the City
Light Guards, of Columbus, has resigned.
The Secretary and Mrs. Lamar passed
through Atlanta this afternoon for Macon.
Idle Jacksonville Rumors In Regard to
Jacksonville, Fla., May 26.—Postal
CSerk Allen, who arrived from Tampa to
day, states that it Is rumored in Tampa that
Key West physicians have declai-ed the
yellow fever epidemic and that four new
ckses are reported. This report is disbe
lieved bv the Board of Healtn here, who
stated that they have been solemnly prom
ised by Dr. Porter, president of the Board
at Key West, that he would inform Jack
sonville if the disease spread at all.
Quite an excitement was caused in Jack
sonville this afternoon over a report that
Tampa had one case, but this is untrue.
ANOTHER DEATH AT KEY WEST.
Key West, Fla., May 16.—The excite
ment occasioned by the appearance here of
yellow fever was' revived to-day by the
death of a cigarmaker named Minden,' who
came here a short time ago from New York.
He was boarding at the residence where the
sickness originated. This makes four cases
to date and three deaths.
A Small-Pox Patient Takes An Airing
in Jersey City.
Jersey City, N. J., May 26.—James
Williams (colored) on Tuesday morning was
found suffering from small-pox at his home,
No. 329 Tenth street, this city. An ambu
lance was sent to remove him to the Snake
Hill pest house, but he escajicd before it ar
rived. Nothing was heard of Williams
until to-night, when he entered the Grove
street police station and said “I've got
small-pox, and mu tired of teing hounded
by the police.” Those in the building, ex
cept Sergt. Buckliee, got. out hurriedly.
Two officers were detailed to watch Williams
until an ambulance urrived, but he again
escaped and walked down town to the
Gregory street jiolice station, where he
caused another stanqiode. He then walked
around the comer to police hcadquartel's,
where Detective Holtie took him in charge.
He was finally sent to Snake Hill. Williams
said he had beeu all over New York and
Brooklyn, but could not find anyone to keep
him. County Physician Converse fears
that Williams had'spread contagion in his
The Cholera Epidemic at Buenos Ayres
Philadelphia, May 26. Chiof Officer
Gay, of the bark Macleod, of St. John, In.
8., which arrived at this port to-day from
Buenos Ayres, tells a frightful story of the
deaths from cholera in that portion
Df the Argentine Republic. He
says that while his vessel was lying
in the harbor of Buenos Ayres
the people of that city and suburb* were
dying off like sheep, and the disease seemed
to be spreading like wild-fire. The wife of
the Captain of the bark Golden Rule, chief
mate and one man of the bark Bremen, and
four men of the bark Wylo, who were
stricken down with the disease, died while
the Macleod was in port.
DIED BY HUNDREDS.
As fast ns cases were discovered the
patients were removed to the hospital in the
city adjoining which is an open lot. When
death relieved the victims of their suffering
they were at onee removed to this lot and
their beds burned. No idea could he formed
by the chief officers of the number of cases
or deaths occurring daily.
Saxony Wins First Race and Ten Strike
New York, May Ufi.— The following were
the events at the Brooklyn Jockey Club at
First Race For a purse of sfiOO. seven fur
longs. Maxnnv won, MarkUuut second, and
Editor third. Time I:2RVi.
Second Race— One mile. Ten Strike won
Telledoe second, and Stone Ruck third. Tim-'
Third Rack- Mile and one-sixteenth rj|n
tnound won, Suiter second, and Al Rood third
Time 1:B0V 4 .
Fourth Race One mile and a furlong Hand
over won. Monopole second, and Orlflamme
third. Time iiMlg.
Firrn Race -Five furlongs. Tea Tray won,
Mercury second, and Bay Ridge third. Time
Sixth Rack- Three-quarter mile. Blue Line
won, Ma.v f-ady and Tambourette dead heat for
lecond. Time 1:1">4.
Lewis Clark and Rto Grande Tie One
Another on 1:45 1-2.
Cincinnati, May 2f>. — There were twenty -
Mie entries in the first rare at tetouia, so
they were divided into two, with the same
money and conditions. The following were
First Race— One mile. Lewis Clark won, Ln
Belle N. second and Alamo third Time ];4gL£.
Second Back. -Same conditions. Rio (irande
won, Jennie McFarland second and Osoeola
third Time 1:41%
Third Race -Seven furlongs. Bat Donovan
won. Girola second and Miss Florence third.
Fourth If ace Five furlongs. Waif won,
Colamore second and Orange Girl third. Time
Fifth Race— One mile and seventy yards.
Irish Pai won, Elgin second and Ktrklin third.
Sixth Race— Nine furlongs. Volante won,
Duke of Bourlwm second and Mollle McCarthy
third. Time 1:074.
lowans who dislike prohibition ascribe to
ft the late and backward spring, declaring
that they cannot even get one swallow to
sake a summer.—Nan Francisco Alta.
Iron Masters Insist that Wages Must
Pittsburg, May 28.—An important but
very quiet meeting of the Western Iron
Association was held here yesterday after
noon. The notices of the gathering were
issued by the President, A. F. Keating, sev
eral days ago, and every important mill
embraced in the organization was repre
sented. The object of the meeting was to
discuss the wages for next year and to ap-
K)int a committee to confer with a similar
>dy from the Amalgamated Association.
FOR THEMSELVES ONLY.
It was difficult to obtain any information
on the deliberation of the iron masters, but
it was definitely learned that the scale will
not be as quickly arranged as last year.
The discussion on the trade showed that the
unusually heavy importation of foreign
material has greatly affected the iron in
dustry in this country. It was argued that
if affairs continue as during the past few
woeks it will be impossible to pay the
present scale of wages. The Amalgamated
Association, as already stated, will demand
the scale of 18X3-84, which is practically an
increase of 10 per cent. No conference
committee was appointed, the matter being
left to the members in the different dis
A big POOL.
Pittsburg, May 20. —It was learned to
night that at a meeting of the sheet iron and
tin plate manufacturers here to-day, a jxxd
was formed to regulate the prices. All
the sheet iron and tin manufacturers in the
country were represented.
For the Vacancy on the Supreme
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Washington, May 25.—1 made inqui
ries in an official quarter about the
persons in the Southern States who are
named for Judge Woods’ place on the Su
Said my informant: “That place ought to
go to Randolph Tucker, of Virginia, or
Senator Morgan, of Alabama. Morgan is
a close student, a man of legal mind, and
he would gratify the South aud be a good
“ What is the matter with Pugh?”
“He is a substantial man, too, not as
much of a student as Morgan, and not
always as careful of his habits; but he would
make a good Judge. Tucker, however, is
expected by the Virginia element. He has
had very little to do with politics in his life.
His politics has been purely incidental,
while he has practiced law with assiduity
and ambition. He is 64 years old, and that
is said to be to his prejudice at the White
House. The only man in Virginia mentioned
in comparison with him is Mr. Robinson,
of Charlottesville, who has been at the bar a
long time,. and in cases of tho largest class
which pertain to the Bouth. There are no
other men in Virginia being discussed.”
OTHER AVAILABLE SOUTHERNERS.
“Are there no good lawyers in the Caro
“Formerly there were some men at the
Charleston bar of high reputation. At
present 1 can think of nobody particularly.
In North Carolina is Judge Merriman, once
in the United States Senate, but thore is no
one else there liable to lie selected. In Geor
gia there is a little talk about Mr. Ham
mond. Not improbably the President will
put upon tho Supreme bench the Judge he
made in Tennessee, Howell Jackson. He is
a fair man, a good lawyer, and it is perhaps
the safest selection that could be made.
"Randolph Tucker would be the most bril
liant selection and give more social and his
torical satisfaction to Virginia than any
other man. The circuit does not embrace
States like Kentucky and Missouri, and if
Cleveland should take a man from anywhere
but the South proper at this time it would
make a huge indignation. Some think he
would like to reward some New York mau.
but Ido not believe he would dare do it.
Senator George, of Mississippi, is a good man,
though he may not lie considered in the light
of a Justice by all persons. I am told
that in New' Orleans there are two or three
strongmen. Oneof them is named Senunes,
who came from Maryland, and is of the same
general family as Raphael Senunes, of Ala
bama. Another is a man with an unpro
nounceable name, who was associated in the
law business with Judah P. Benjamin. It is
contended in some quarters that a man who
goes on the Supreme tench ought to have a
wide range of practice such us a city like
New Orleans only affords in the South.
There is nobody in Texas being mentioned
for the place.’’
A POPULAR ERROR.
I mentioned to another person close to the
Supreme Court the present condition of that
bench and the change now about to be com
menced in its constitution.
Said he: “There is a popular idea that the
law allowing judges to retire at the age of
70 means that they must retire, and there
is a certain pressure to get them out when
they attain that age. The law was not de
signed to make any man w ith a good head
on his shoulders and good faculties leave his
situation. Thero is Justice Bradley; he has
had such experiences in all eases of patent
law that it gives him no labor to look through
a case of that kind when it comes before
him for adjudication. If you were to retire
him from the Supreme bench he would
Erobably die in a year. Ho has become at
ora* in that place, and there he ought to
stay as long as Providence lets him. The
same is the ease with Judge Miller, who is
probably the ablest man on the bench. He
likes the work, and takes up his cases with
a healthfulness which insures his living.
Judge Field is 70 years of ago, but he re
tains all his powors,'and you could find no
man in the country to be substituted for
any of those Judges I have mentioned and
tUf the bill.”
AN OPINION OF JUDGE WOODS.
“What kind of a man was Judge
“Woods went through his work without
attracting attention either in hostility or
much encomium. He was hardly the sort
of man to have selected for the degree of
causes which come before the Supreme
liench. He probably felt some modesty in
that regal'd, and, therefore, got through to
the time of his death in the quietest way.
Grant made him a Circuit Judge, which
was promotion enough. Hayes
took the Ohio view of his op
portunity, and appointed Judge Woods as
from Newark. He has consequently never
Iwen regarded in the South as an exponent
of that section. Harlan, coining from Ken
tucky, (listers that State from getting this
place, which Woods has left vacant.”
“May not the President pick a Judge
from Southern Indiana contiguous to the
South—some such man as McDonald or
“Well, if he should do that you will sre
the finest racket ever yet raised in the
The Killing of Gambrell.
Jackson, Mirs., May 20.—Evidence in
the habeas corpus <'aso of Hamilton ami
others, charged with conspiring to assassi
nate Editor Gambrell, came to an end to-day,
and the Judge adjourned the ease to June 7,
when he will hear the arguments. In the
meantime the stenographer will write up
the testimony, and at that date the argu
ment will he made by counsel. Figures and
tlie negro Hardy are admitted to temporary
hail in $3,000 each, to appear before the
Judge on June 7. The others will remain in
Omaha Dame (reading a paper!—lt is so
encouraging to find the subject of domestic
and foreign missions receiving so much at
tention. The will of Eleazer T. Slater, who
died near Medina, N. Y., Inst week, gives
$200,000 to missionary societies.
Omaha Man —At home or abroad J
“Both. The pajier says it is to be equally
divided between the Synodical Board of
Foreign Missions and the Niagara Presby
"Well. I’m glad they've got to work on
the*" hackmen at last .—Omaha World.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1887.
LOST A RICH BONANZA.
ADVENTURES OF AN EXTRAOR
DINARY WIFE HUNTER.
Incidents in Which a Father-in-Law,
a Handsome Daughter, a Knife and a
Brace of Gallant Colonels Play Inter
esting Star Engagements.
From the Neto York Star.
A dramatic scene occurred in the hand
some lobby of the Hoffman House early
Monday evening. A tall, powerfully built
mau, with an intelligent face and flashing
dark eyes, stood over Col. Frank A. Burr,
the well-known journalist, and with an up
lifted knife, threatened to send him to an
other sphere. “If you tell the truth,” he
was heard to say, “I will kill you to-morrow
Despite the fearful threat Col. Burr did
not look frightened. He coolly leaned his
left arm against one of the big pillars in the
beautiful corridor, and calmly looking the
man in the eye seemed to invito further con
Col. Tom Ochiltree, hearing the threaten
ing words, rushed to the spot, supposing his
fellow Colonel’s life was in danger. The
journalist assured him there was no cause
for alarm, and added that he would join him
presently. The tall mail then closed his
knife and walked away. “Remember,” said
he, as he departed, “if yon tell the truth to
morrow- morning I am a ruined man, and I
will kill myself, before doing so, however, I
will kill you.”
To the people who clustered about him
Col. Burr said that the man was George D.
Lawson, once a w-ell-know-n journalist.
“Vou should have shot the fellow down,”
interrupted Col. Ochiltree impulsively.
“Oh, no,” returned Col. Burr, who had
smelled gunpowder on many a battlefield,
“that fellow wouldn’t kill anybody,” and
then he proceeded to unfold a tale.
“That man, said he, “has boon married
several times, and one wife at least, by
whom he has had three children, I know to
be living. I accidentally heard the other day
that Law son was about to be married to a
charming little lady who is the editor of a
weekly publication in this city, and who re
sides at Maywood, N. J. I was astonished
to hear this, knowing that Lawson had a
wife, and stated so to my informants, and
they then told me that it was certainly my
duty to write to the father of the young
lady, informing him of Lawson’s character
and of the fact that he had a wife, and I did
It appears that Law-son visited his in
tended shortly after her father had received
Col. Burr’s letter, and the angry father
charged him with having a wife. Law-son
denied this, and convinced the father that
there was a conspiracy against him. He
supposed then that the matter was settled,
but the next day, to his surprise, a very
ladylike little woman w-ith three small chil
dren presented themselves at the young
lady’s nome at Maywood. She introduced
herself as Mrs. George D. Lawson. Law-son
appeared on the scene, and in the woman’s
presence denied that he had ever married
ner, although he acknowledged that he was
the father of the children.
The poor woman and the children took
their departure with a heavy heart, and
Lawson remained behind and convinced the
young lady, who had promised to become
his wife, that he had powerful enemies
working against him, ana that he was an
innocent victim of a base plot. This had
the effect of intensifying the young lady’s
affection, and she refused to believe any
thing but what came from his lips. The
practical old father, however, believed that
1-awson was not a desirable son-in-law, al
though he was still inclined to gratify his
daughter in her desire to marry Lawson.
He wrote to Col. Burr, telling him Lawson
had denied his statement, and requested
that Col. Burr would meet him at 10 o,'clock
Tuesday morning at the Hoffman House
and confront Lawson with the statement.
Lawson then came over to New York, and
knowing the part that Col. Burr had taken,
tried to bulldoze him, as described, when he
met him Monday night in the Hoffman
House. He opened the conversation with
Col. Bun- bv asking tho loan of *IOO to en
able him to buy his wedding suit, and
“If I get that girl, I am fixed,” urged he.
“She has an income of S2OO per month,
which will keep mo very nicely. If Ido not
marry hpr, I must starve; and rather than
do that I will commit suicide.”
After this scene, everybody who knew
Col. Burr, had him recite the story over and
over again. He was telling the story to a
rty of friends, among whom was Charles
Bacon, formerly law partner to Gov. Hill.
“Lawson?” said Bacon, scratching his
heat! and interrupting Col. Burr. “Why, I
used to work with him when he was the edi
torial writer of the Hartford Cowant, and
lent him SIOO with which he bought his
wedding suit when he married a hoarding
house keeper in Hartford, whom he after
ward cruelly deserted.” '
“Why, I know him,” spoke up Royal
Merrill. “The man is one of the most re
markable men in this country. Ido not
know a more brilliant person living than he
is; he seems to have the faculty of making
woman believe anything he tells her. Be
sides, lie’s a fine artist. Lawson has played
the same part in eleven different cases that
I know of. R. W. Patterson, of the Chica
f o Tribune , Alfonso Ross, of the Boston
iecord, B. P. Shillubei- (Mrs. Partington),
of Chelsea, Mass., E. F. Waters, of the Bos
ton A river finer, J. Littlefield, cashier of the
Boston Advertiser, nud Charles B. Danforth,
of the Boston Herald, and C. H. Andrews,
of the same paper, are familiar with these
Lawson has an interesting history. He is
the son of Sir Peter Lawson, who was a dis
tinguished member of the Canadian Parlia
ment. Lawson was educated at Trinity
College. Dublin, for the Episcopal ministry;
but. long before he took his degree, it was
evident that he was not intended by nature
to grace the pulpit. He went to Canada
ana drifted into journalism, and since then
has held responsible positions on leading
papers in the United States. He is a bril
liant man and a very scholarly writer. lie
is familiar with every subject, end speaks
five different languages fluently, but nis pe
culiar ways always led to his discharge, and
more than one newspn|*'r has found it
necessary to announce his discharge by an
Charles P. Bacon tells a story of Lawson’s
experience in Hartford which well illus
trates the man's character. When on the
Cwirant he was leading editorial writer,
and a great ninny of his editorials were huj>
posed to be written by Senator Hawley. His
tine abilities, both as a journalist and as a
conversationalist, made his company much
sought after, and he soon was the welcome
guest of a number of the best families in
that city. When Marshall Jewell was Gov
ernor lie took a great fancy to Lawson, and
Mrs. Jewell frequently hod him nt dinner at
her house, and nldisl him materially in ob
taining a foothold in society. The newspaper
men were very proud' of him. Olio timo
there was a banquet given, and it was
annoimce.l that such men as Charles Dud
ley Warner, Mark Twain and Senator Haw
ley would make speeches. Mr. tewson was
also invited and n toast was given him to
respond 10, hut lie had not the money with
which to appear there in evening dress.
His newspaper friends, however, agreed to
furnish him the money with which to pur
chase it, knowing ho would reflect honor
upon the profession. He was one of the
last speakers, and when he had finished con
frat illations were showered upon him. Marl:
wain said it was one of the most brilliant
speeches he ever listened to, and Lawson
wus by all odds the lion of the occasion.
It was the unanimous prediction on Mon
day night that after the exposure by Col.
Burr Lawson would not have the audacity
to confront Col. Burr in the presence of his
would-be fathor-in-law the next morning;
but when the hour arrived yesterday mor
ning Lawson was on hand. He managed to
work his way into the graces of Chief Clerk
Wall of the Hoffman House, and had in
formed him of his intended marriage, Mr.
Wall had set aside a private parlor, and
Lawson, the young lady (father,Clerk Wall,
CoL Burr, Mr. Bacon and two or three oth
ers went in there. They were no sooner
seated than Lawson stood up, and, with an
opon knife in his hand, commenced to de
nounce CoL Burr in the most bitter terms.
“That man,” said he, “has no standing in
any community or occupation: and, outside
of his limited circle of acquaintances, is
comparatively unknown Now I deny his
charge as an infamous one, and I state that
he is the chief actor in a conspiracy to ruin
my future. lam a man now of 50 years of
age, although Ido not look it, and I admit
here that I have been guilt}- of indiscretions
in my youth; but fortunately 1 am now
about to marry one of the fairest daughters
of New Jersey, and I shall endeavor to
make my mark in the world.”
Col. Burr puffed a cigar quietly and could
only gaze in wonderment at the sublime
audacity of the man. Finally he gained his
“You may abuse me all you like, you
scoundrel,” he retorted. "I have come here
to do my duty to society by exposing you to
the father of an innocent girl whom you
wish to ruin, and you cannot defeat my pur
pose by making me lose rav temper. What
you say alwut me flow will pass, but after
this occasion, should you ever speak to me
again, you will regret it.”
At this moment Mr. Bacon entered the
room. It was supposed that Lawson would
pretend to forget him, hut, to the suiprise
of every one, he said:
“Hello! Bacon, my old Hartford friend.”
Mr. Bacon then said that his puqiose there
was to say that he was a witness to a mar
riage in 1871 of Lawson to a Hartford lady.
“This is so; but the lady is dead.” Then
he entered into a violent invective against
his alleged enemies, flourishing a knife in
the face of Col. Burr. He finally became
so excited that it was feared that he would
make an assault upon the Colonel and Clerk
Wall, who acted as a kind of moderator,
took hold of him and tried to make him put
the knife up.
The poor old father of the girl, who is a
large, fine looking old farmer of the “Joshua
Whitcomb” type, at times shed tears, as
Lawson told him of his great achievements
in life. He said that he had made some of
the greatest statesmen that this count:}- hail
ever known, and then referred to his high
standing at the national capital.
“My friend, Mr. Wail,” he eloquently
urged, “can state how I stand here, for he
was over there a few weeks ago and met
“Yc% had better not quote me,” said Mr.
Wall, “because everybody over there says
that you are a dead teat.”
“I must say that I cannot permit you to
marry my daughter, Mr. Lawson,” said the
“Then,” said Lawson, majestically waving
his hand, “I waive you aside. Begone 1 I
am done with you; but I will marry your
daughter yet, and you will then regreat that
you ever doubted my veracity.”
After another oratorical effort the party
broke up, with Lawson vowing vengeance
against CoL Burr. As he was leaving the
room he turned to Mr. Bacon and said:
“You are a nice friend to go and give a
fellow away like that.”
“It’s my duty to expose rascality, partic
ularly where a poor innocent girl is con
cerned,” said Mr. Bacon. “I suppose you
are one of those friends who, if you caught
an acquaintance committing burglary,
would try to shield him and then demand
that he would divide the ‘swag.’ ”
The poor old Jcrseyman, whose face
showed that he was heartbroken, handed
Lawson a letter. Lawson opened the envel
ope, and found that it contained several
pages of closely written manuscript. As he
perused it his face was wreathed in smiles,
and then he gave it to Clerk Wall to read.
It appeal’s that the letter was from the
young lady, stating that she had the fullest
confidence in him and that she loved him
with all her heart, that she believed this to
be a conspiracy, but that she knew that he
was as pure and spotless as an angel.
Lawson waved the letter over his head,
“The whole crowd can go to Hades. I
will have the girl anyway.”
In reply to a telegram sent by Mr. Bacon
to Hartford, the following dispatch was re
ceived last evening:
Hartford, May 24.
tewton's wife is living here. Her maiden
name was Hale. \V S. Hotchkiss.
Editor Hartford Times.
The Man Who Instituted Charges
Against the Plumed Knight.
A Woodhaven, L 1., dispatch to the
Brooklyn Eagle says: A domestic smash-up
in the beautiful village of Richmond Hill
has caused a sensation which will roach as
far as Boston and Chicago. Jacob B. Shep
herd and his wife have agreed to disagree
and live apart. This lady is Mrs. Shepherd
number two, her predecessor in Jacob’s
broad affections being still in the flesh and
a resident of Sag Harbor, L. I. When Mr.
'Shepherd cast her off a great scandal re
Mrs. Shepherd number two was formerly
Mrs. Lyman. She was the wife of the agri
cultural editor of the New York Tribune.
who bought land in Richmond Hill and
started to build a flue residence on the hill
which is commonly called the backbone of
Long Island. Mr. Lyman died suddenly
from small-pox and left his family in
straightened circumstances. Mrs. Lyman
was a writer, and managed by her pen to
support the family, which included several
boys. She built a modest home in Rich
mond Hill and kind friends lent her valua
ble assistance in tho struggle for existence.
Jacob R. Shepherd came from Boston to
Long Island with a reputation os a
preacher, lawyer and financier. He
was commonly called the “Rev.” Mr.
Shepherd, and was regarded as a fully
ordained clergyman. He was a member of
the syndicate which purchased the South
Side railroad of Long Island, then anew en
terprise. aud v.-hlch. finally became bankrupt
and was teught by the Poppenhousens, who
failed, the whole system being absorbed by
Corbin. Mr. Shepherd will probably lie
more readily recalled as the man who insti
tuted charges against James G. Blaine as
Secretary of State in President Garfield’s
Cabinet for alleged fraud in connection with
certain South American guano contracts.
It was during this investigation that the
Secretary of State and Congressman Perry
Belmont had their famous bout.
Mr. Shepherd was examined at groat
length, and for a time figured as an inter
national character, but latterly had not
been heal'd of outside of Richmond Hil).
When Mr. Shepherd came to reside in
Richmond Hill no had a wife and several
children, and they seemed to be a happy
family. Mr. Shepherd preached in some
church nearly every Sunday, and his ability
in that line was said to te first class. Mrs.
Lyman, the widow, was living in compara
tive obscurity and respected by everybody.
She visited at Mr. Shepherd's, and the latter
und hi ’rife returned tho calls. Presently
♦h- breath of scandal began floating through
the village. Mr. Shepherd and Mrs. Ly
mah were thought to te too often in each
other’s company, while Mrs. Shepherd was
at home, attending to her domestic duties.
It was said to be Mrs. Lyman’s brilliant
mind that captivated the lawyer preacher.
All of a sudden Mrs. Shepherd was without
a home in Richmond Hil! lx*causn her hus
tend had obtained a Western divorce and
married Mrs. Lyman. Since that time Mr,
Shepherd and wife number two have
resided in Richmorel Hill, in tho house
from which Mrs. Shepherd number one
was rxis lled, the widow’s cottage being
tenanted by a family named Wyeth. This
property, since the separation from wife
number two lias become a bone of
Contention, Mr. Shepherd demanding
the rent and Mi's. Shepherd for
bidding the tenant to pay. Mrs.
Shepherd's sons, of the name of Ly
man, having grown to te self-sustaining
young mm, have furni-Vd their mother
with a lm:ne In Now York city. Mr. Shep
herd has with him some of the children by
his first marriage and others of them are
with their mother in Sag Harbor.
“You and Joins don’t seem to be as thick
as von were. Does lie owe you any money f”
“No. He mints to.” —Town Topics.
BROECK.—Married, on May
10th, by the Rev. T. T. Christian. Mr. J. D. Sim
kins, of Florida, and Miss Florence Ten
Brokcx, of this city.
Fl'X EI tVII WIT AT IO NS.
CREGAR.—The relatives and friends of
Charles B. and Willie M. Cregar are invited to
attend the funeral of their infant daughter
from their residence, No. 40 President street,
THIS AFTERNOON at 4 o'clock.
WESLEY SIX DA Y SCHOOL PICNIC
Will be held at MONTGOMERY TUESDAY,
MAY 31st. Trains will leave Anderson street at
9:30 a. M., sun time. Tickets can be had from
the officers of the School, at the School next
Sunday and at the train. Whole tickets, 40c.;
half tickets, 20c.
SAVANNAH RIFLE ABSOCIATON.
Savannah, Ga., May 27th, 1887.
The Coast Line Railroad, having repaired the
switch, the Special Car of this Association will
leave West Broad street at THREE O’CLOCK
p. m., (instead of 2:00, as heretofore,) every FRI
DAY AFTERNOON (commencing THIS DAY)
until further notice. JOHN M. BRYAN,
Secretary and Treasurer.
City Marshal’s Office, )
Savannah, May 27th, 1887. f
The real estate of all persons in arrears for
City Taxes for 1886 has been levied on, and will
b; advertised for sale on the 7th day of JUNE
next. Titles will be made to purchasers the day
after the sale, or as soon thereafter as con
venient. ROBERT J. WADE,
DR. MONTAGUE L. EOYD
Has removed his office and residence to 159
LIBERTY STREET, between Whitaker and
The limited copartnership heretofore existing
was renewed ana extended under the law s of
Georgia on May 19th, 1887, between JACOB A.
EINSTEIN and FRANK A. EINSTEIN, of Sa
vannah, Ga., as general partners, and L. S.
EINSTEIN, of Savannah, Ga.. as special part
ner, beginning on the above stated day and to
terminate on the 19th of May, 1892, under the
firm name of A. EINSTEIN'S SONS, for the
transaction of a wholesale boot and shoe busi
ness, said special partner contributing to the
stock the sum of $50,000 (Fifty Thousand Dollars).
Certificate has been placed on record, filed and
registered in the Clerk’s office of the Superior
Court of Chatham county, Georgia,
JACOB A. EINSTEIN,
FRANK A. EINSTEIN,
L. 8. EINSTEIN.
DR. B. S. PURSE
Has removed his office and residence to 140
Liberty, between Whitaker and Bull streets.
120 Horse Power ENGINE for sale at a bar
gain. Cylinder 20x30. About new aud in per
fect order. A. B. HART.
Lake City, Fla.
DR. HENRY 8 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 no other. Si 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
JUST WHAT YOU NEED.
Gentlemen's Fine Night Shirts For U.
Fine Jeans Drawers at 5Cc. per pair.
Gauze Undershirts, long or short sleeves, 50c.
White Lawn Bows, $1 per dozen.
White Ties at 15c. per dozen; §1 50 per gross.
Fancy Percale Scarfs, 60c, per dozen.
4-in-hand Ties, wash goods, 81 per dozen.
White Duck Vests, from $1 to $2 50.
British Half Hose, seamless, 25c.
White Duck Helmets, Hammocks, White
Flannel Shirts and Hats for Yachting-
FINE SUMMER CLOTHING AND DRESS
SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER. We guarantee a
fit in every case.
Sole agents for Dunlap's Fine Hats and Nasci
mento's Comfortable Self Conforming Hats, so
comfortable yo the head in hot weather. Beau
tiful Pearl Hats, and the 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,
20 Bull street, Hamilton’s Old Stand.
Olf AND lil'LL STREETS.
SAXONY WOOL. 2 Hanks 25c.
MIDNIGHT WOOL 20c. Hank.
SHETLAND FLOSS 10c. Hank.
INFANTS' CAPS from 15c. to $2 50.
SUN BONNETS from 10c. to $1 75.
CROCKED SACKS from 50c. to 52.
All new goods, latest stitches and best shaped
SACKS. Nothing to compare with them in the
Full line of ARRASENE, CHENILLE, RIB
EEUSINE, I'ILLOSELLE and CREWEL.
STAMPING at short notice.
Mrs. K. POWER,
137 St. Julian Street.
PROPOSALS W ANTED.
BIDS will he received up to the Ist of JUNE
for the buildin-s on the eastern half of lot
on the comer of Whitaker, President and State
streets, and also for excavating to the depth of
si <. feet the lot above mentioned, measuring fio by
tsi feet. The buildings to be removed within ten
days and the excavating to be finished by the
first of July, 18S*.
Bids must be made separately. The right is
reserved to reject any or all bids.
J. H. ESTILL.
D. R. THOM AS.
T M CUNNINGHAM,
RUFUS E. LESTER,
Committee Union Society.
Any Regular Station
ON THE LINE OF THE
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway
SAVANNAH OR JACKSONVILLE.
A SERIES OF
SPECIAL WEEKLY EXCURSIONS
Will bo 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 be 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 date of sale, or with Supper Lodging and
Breakfast included, at Murray Hall Hotel, 85.
Four regular daily trains Jacksonville to
Pablo Beach. Special train (Saturday only)
leaves Jacksonville for tlje Beach at 7:50 p, m.
Baggage will not be checked free on these
Full information given by local agents.
WM. P. HARDEE, J. L. ADAMS,
Gen. Pass. Agent. Pass. Agent.
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway
Commencing on Saturday, May 28th.
Jacksonville and return $2 00
Pablo Beach and return 83 00
Tickets will be good only on days and trains
as given in the following
Leave Savannah Saturday 1:30 p. m., 7:35 p. m.,
Sunday 7 :06 a. m.
Arrive Jacksonville Saturday 7:35 p. m., Sun
day 5:3) A. M., 12:00 noon.
Special train leaves Jacksonville for Pablo
Beach Saturday 7:50 p. m.
Leave Jacksonville Sunday 7:00 A. M.. 2:05 p.
M., 9:90 p. M.
Arrive Savannah Sunday 12:06 p. m., 7:58 p. m.,
Monday 6:10 a. m.
The S3 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 trains Jacksonville to
Tickets Savannah to Pablo Beach and return,
including supper, lodging and breakfast at the
elegant Murray Hall Hotel, 85 00. or the some
with one and three-quarter days’ board, $7 50.
Baggage will not be checked free on these
Tickets at Bren's and Passenger Station.
WM. P. HARDEE’ J. L. ADAMS,
Gen. Pass Agent. Pass. Agent.
W.VH TIES AN I> JEWELR\\
THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY
Such as DIAMONDS, FINE STERLING SIL
VERWARE, ELEGANT JEWELRY,
FRENCH CLOCKS, etc., is to be found at
A. L. Desbouillons,
21 BULL STREET,
the sole agent for the celebrated ROCKFORD
RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also
makes a specialty of
18-Karat Wedding Rings
AND THE FINEST WATCHES.
Anything you buy from him being warranted
Opera C-rlasses nt Post.
C HAS. A. COX,
46 BARNARD 8T„ SAVANNAH, GA.,
GALVANIZED IRON CORNICES
TIN ROOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
The only house using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Me
Agent for Walters’ Patent Tin Shingles.
McDoiiiit k Ballantyne,
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths,
STATIONARY and PORTABLE ENGINES,
VERTICAL UNDER-RUNNER and
TOY-RUNNER CORN MILLS.
O UOAR MILLS and PANS on hand nnd for
1 ” wale, all of the best material and lowest
prices. Ala.. Agents for the Chicago Tire and
Spring Works, and the Unproved Ebberman
All orders promptly attended to.
UNDER 1 VK lilt.
w. i>. 111 x sir
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OP
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Hullwlt-o.'t. Residence 69 liberty street.
DRUGS VXD MEDICINES;
4 VERS' CHERRY PECTORAL, .Tuyne's Lx
a \ puctomnt, Half's floury and Tar, Boscbee'a
German Syrup, Bull'* Couj;ii Syrup, Piso'a Cure,
r‘ CiRE3S STREETS.
Sail Spring" fi[
week. The accommodations are first-?ifl p ? r
every respect. For further
dress T. J. MAY, Proprietor
Austell G a
Blount County, - Tennessee.
THIS Health Resort will be open Mav Ist
The most celebrated Dyspeptic wl.
known. Elegant Hotel and
Table. Telephone connection with Knox nil?
Rates: $1 per day; $25 per month for Mav and
June; $2 per day, ?10 amt sl2 per wee k ’B* ? I
Among the “Berkshire Hills."
Twelve Hundred Feet above the sea Ran.*,
nah reference. Address * a ari *
A. G. CROSS, Proprietor
THE WHITE SILPHIIiIPRIM
GREENBRIER COUNTY, W. VA.
The most celebrated of aU the Mountain
Resorts, and one of the oldest and most ponuLr
of Amencan Watering places, wiU open for Th
•, lul, ° L Eievation above tide-water
2,000 feet; surrounding mountains. 3 500 feet
Send for pamphlet describing hycienic advan
tages- B. F. EAKLK. Sup't
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OF SAVANNAHUN3
Opens June 35th.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor.
CLARENDON HOTEL, '
Saratoga Springs, IV. Y,
OPENS JUNE 25th.
Popular rates S3 00 per day
'y'HE finest and healthiest place in the moun
tains. AU kinds of amusements. Board $1
Send for circular. ,
V. BRAMSON. Catskill, N. Y.
V ORTHERN HlLLS.—Boarders received at
1 > “Brookside Farm,'’ a pleasant resort among
the celebrated Berkshire Hills: 1.500 feet above
sea level; good roads, beautiful drives and ram
bles; good table; terms from $6 to $9 per week.
Address J. A. ROYCE, Lanesboro, Berkshire
PAWLING, N. Y., on the Harlem raUroad; a
large brick structure, first class in every
particular. Now open. Terms reasonable. Seud
for circulars. WM. H. BURROUGHS.
CAPON SPRINGS AND BATHS, ~ AUtaJine
Lithia and Superior Iron Waters, Hamp
shire county, W. Va.—This celebrated mountain
resort for health and pleasure ; Baths of any
temperature; a summer climate unsurpassed; a
charming summer home with its many improve
ments, accommodating 800 guests, opens Jun*
Ist. Send for circular and rate sheet (for medi
cal and other testimony). WM. H. SALE, Pro
r PHE WATAUGA HOTEL, Blowing Rock. N.
J- C. In the mountains of North Carolina.
4,000 feet above the sea. EasUy accessible. Medi
cal graduate on the premises. Terms the low
est in North Carol* oa. Opened June Ist for the
season. For information address WATAUGA
HOTEL CO.. Blowing Rock, N. C.
MOUNTAIN LAKE, GILES COUNTY. VA
Elevation 4,000 feet. Pure, cool air and
water. No hay fever or mosquitoes. Grand
scenery. Unequuled attractions. Rates per
month S4O to SSO. Write for pamphlet. Ad
7th and Chestnut Streets,
JOHN TRACY, PROPRIETOR.
RATES, $3 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 modern improvements. Polite attendance
and unsurpassed table,
NEW HOTEL TOGNL
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
S. A. UPSON, Manager.
SAVANNAH, - - GA
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and tns
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All parts of the city and places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special inducements to those visit
ing the city for business or pleasure.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
'T'HIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
Ia Passenger Elevator (the only one m“
city) and has been remodeled and newly rur
maned. The proprietor, who by recent, purenasj
Is also the owner of the establishment, spaiy
neither pains nor expense in the entertainme
of his guests. The patronage of Florida M® l
ors is earnestly invited. The table of t
Screven House’is supplied with every lum?
Hint the : iarkets.it home or abroad can a.ion*.
’ THE MORRISON HOUSE-
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in tl*
\ FFORDS piMaant South rooms, good
with pure Artesin n Water, at prices to s™
those wishing table, regular or transient nc
modations. Northeast corner Broughton
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall H"tisc___^
GRAIN AND HAY.
Keystone Mixed Feed,
SEED AND FEED COW PEAS.
Hay and Grain.
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F<) R Tll E T E ETH
ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE, Chatry
Paste, Charcoal Tooth FMte.. Wi jOJ
Cream Dentifrice, Lyons' Tooth Tablet
Tooth Soap, Thomson'* Tooth Soap,
Tootb Heap, Tooth Poer* and AJ
at STRONG'S DRUG STORK, corn** “ua
Perry street Una.