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AT THE STATE CAPITAL
THE DECISION IN AN ARBITRATION
CASE AGAINST THE STATE.
The Telephone Company Gains the
Case - Two Convicts Pardoned
Lowndes County’s Tax Collector
"Short” An Unnatural Mother at
Atlanta , Ga. , Ms;,- 27.—The Governor
to-dav pardoned Edward Blackwell and
Thomas Brown. They were in the peniten
tiary. They were convicted in 1885, in
Webster county, of arson. The pardon was
granted on a petition signed by the Legisla
tive Representatives of the county, the
Judge who presided at the trial, the Solici
tor General and the grand jury.
THE STATE LOSES BY ARBITRATION.
The arbitration between the telephone
company and the State was settled to-day
against the State. The tjeturns of the com
pany were 1,034 boxes, on which was a spe
cial tax of $1 a box. The Comptroller
General claimed there were in the State 2.-
337 boxes. On an arbitration the company's
proof was sustained, and the matter set
tled on that basis.
A TAX COLLECTOR “SHORT.”
The Tax Collector of Lowndes county is
short in his accounts for the special taxes of
1886 and 1887. The grand jury of Lowndes
county have requested his removal, but the
Governor is holding it in advisement
SIXTH GEORGIA BATTALION.
Local Names of Companies Abolished
—Judge Boynton at Columbus.
Columbus, Ga., May 27.— The following
changes in the names of the companies com
posing the Sixth Georgia Battalion have
lieen made by an order issued by Lieut. Col.
Bull. The Columbus Guards will be known
as Company A, the LaG range Light Guards
as Company B, the Cit/ Light Guards, of
Columbus, as Comply C, and the Southern
Rifles, of Talbotton, as Company D. Lieut.
Col. Bull has also ordered that an election
be held on June 2 in this city to elect a cap
tain of Company C. It is” probable that
J. J. Joines will be the successful candidate.
Judge Boynton, of the Clint circuit, was
called nere to preside in the case of Mis.
Myra T. Hickson vs. George and H. Bryant,
et aL, Judge Smith being disqualified. The
court was occupied all day in hearing the
argument in this ease; or exceptions to the
Auditor’s report. The arguments will not
be finished before to-morrow afternoon.
A Brief Summary of Some of the Most
Tallahassee, May 27.—The bill now
pending in the House making the new
apportionment of Representatives in the
Legislature from the several counties pur
poses to give one member of the House to
each county and an additional member for
every 7,500 persons according to
the ” census of 1885. Accordingly
the several counties will lib
entitled to members as follows: Alachua
county 3, Baker 1, Brevard 1, Bradford 1,
Clay 1, Columbia 2, Calhoun 1. Dade 1, De-
Soto 1, Duval 3, Escambia 3, Franklin 1,
Gadsden 2, Hamilton 2, Hernando 2, Hills
boro 2, Holmes 1, Jackson 2, Jefferson 3,
Lafayette 1, Lake 1, Lee 1, Leon 8, Levy 1,
Liberty 1, Madison 2, Manatee 1, Marion 3,
Moni'oe 1, Nassau 2, Orange 3, Oceola 1,
Polk 1, Putnam 3, St. John's 1, Santa Rosa
2, Sumter 1, Suwannee 2, Taylor 1, Volusia
1, Wakulla 1, Walton 1, Washington 1.
The members of the Senate will be se
lected from districts composed of one or
more counties, as follows: First, district, Es
cambia county; Second,Santa Rosa; Third,
Jackson; Fourth. Washington. Holmes and
C’alhoun; Fifth, Liberty, Franklin and Wa
kulla: Sixth, Gadsden; Seventh, Polk;
Eighth, Leon; Ninth, Jefferson; Tenth,
Madison; Eleventh, Hamilton; Twelfth,
Taylor and Lafayette;Thirteenth, Alachua;
Fourteenth, Columbia; Fifteenth, Bradford;
Sixteenth. Nassau; Seventeen, Putnam;
Eighteenth, Duval; Nineteenth, Marion:
Twentieth, Orange anti Ocala; Twenty-first,
Dade and Brevard; Twenty-secoud, Her
nando; Twenty-third, Sumter and Lake;
Twenty-fourth, Monroe and Lee; Twenty
fifth, Walton: Twenty-sixth, Suwannee;
Twenty seventh, Manatee and DeSoto;
Twenty-eighth, Clay and Baker; Twentv
ninth, Volusia; Thirtieth, Hillsborough;
Thirty-first, St. John’s; Thirty-second,
AN UNNATURAL MOTHER.
Thunder Storm at Jacksonville -Exten
sion of the South Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 27.—A new
born mulatto baby was discovered this after
noon enclosed in a valise, floating down
Hogan’s creek, a small stream which sur
rounds Jacksonville. A negro boy was fish
ing with a companion when the valise came
floating by, and, on being hauled on the
bank, the ghastly remains were discovered.
a coroner’s investigation showed that the
Child had been strangled at its birth. The
police are searching tor the mother.
HEAVY THUNDER STORM.
Jacksonville had a severe thunder storm
this evening, and during the storm light
ning struck the residence of Mrs. E. E.
Biinpson, a wealthy Philadelphian, who
spends considerable time here. The electric
fluid came down the chimney, greatly fright
ening the mother and daughter who were
alone in the house, but it uid no material
the south Florida’s extension.
It is stated on good authority that the
South Florida railroad will immediately
build a branch road from Tampa to Black
Point, on the old Tampa Bay, a distance of
ten miles. This is done to give vessels deep
Notes and News Dots from South
Florida’s Gate City.
Sanford, Fla., May 2fi.—Groat preparn
'.ions are being made iu Sanford for an old
fashioned Fourth of July celebration. The
South Florida railroad have subscribed 50c.
to each 81 raised in the town for this pur
Tho Masonic Lodge expects to place furni
ture to the value of about SSOO iu their new
hall room on the third floor of tho W'elborno
block, und in addition to their own lodge the
Ancient Order of United Workmen, Select
Knights Ancient Order of United Workmen,
Knights of Pythias and Knights of Honor
will use the hall, which, when completed,
will be one of the finest in the State.
W. T. Cotter, architect, has had ground
broken for his new house, In tho southern
Crt of Sanford, oti Oak avenue, and will
mmeneo building at once.
Mrs. Attra. who lias been spending the win
ter with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Fletcher,
left yesterday for her home in Meriden,
Conn., in company with Mrs. W. J. Hill
and Mrs. William Beardnl), of Sanford, and
Mr. Joreph Burn by, of Orlando, who go to
New York ami from thence sail to their old
homes in England for a summer visit.
- It is rilmorod here that the post office will
not be moved from the brick building
where it hue l>eeu for so long, and this de
cision of Dr. Harris, tho new postmaster,
gives general satisfaction to tho majority or
Miss Laura B. El wards, a young society
lady of I’aola, who lias passed the winter in
Sanford, and takn a prominent part in the
Hanford Dramatic Company’s entertain
ments, will leave for her home in New York
the coming week.
net, Atkinson’s new perfume. This
superb distillation sweetjy recalls fragrant
Swiss fiowera. Bright jewels ill a setting of
BROOKLYN’S JOCKEY CLUB.
Interesting Racing- Troubadour Wins
the S3OO Purse.
New York, May 27.—The Brooklyn
Jockey Club races came off to-day. The
events were as follows:
Fi rst lUce— Purse of S6OO, for 3-year-olds and
upwards: one mile. Trouhador won, with Ma
roon second and Phil Lee third. Time 1:
Second Race- Purse of S6OO, maiden 2-vear
olds: five furlongs. King Crab won, with Satis
fied second and Faux Pas third. Time 1 :024q.
Third Race—Handicap sweepstakes for
3 year-olds and upwards: one mile and one fur
long. Favor won, with War Eagle second and
liiehmond thiril. Time 1 :55.
F ocrtu Race—Brooklyn cup. Three-year
olds and upwards One mile and a half. Bar
num. lapped by Fenelon. made the running to
head of stretch, when Guenn passed the lenders
with ease and won by three lengths; Fenelon
second and Barnum third. Time 2:31%.
Fifth Rack —Sweepstakes. Three-year-olds.
One mile and a sixteenth. Flageolettn won, with
Hypasia second and Plaisir third. Time I.SOq.
Sixth Race —Selling allowances, all ages. One
mile. Orlaiulo won, with Stuyvesant second and
Nettle third. Time 1:44.
LATONIA’S FIFTH DAY.
Eighteen Starters, But Bela Won the
First Race in 1:30 1-2.
Cincinnati, May 27.—This was the fifth
day of the Latonia races. The events were
First Race —Selling purse; seven furlongs;
had eighteen starters. Bela won, with Yoltig
eur second, and Revoke third. Time 1:81%.
Record Race— Purse for fillies, two year-old:
half mile. Lela May won. with The Crow sec
ond. and Little Sis third. Time .SOWj.
Third Race— One mile. Estrella won, with
Goldflca second andComedie third. Time i:4.%.
Fourth Race— For 3 years and upwards, mile
and 500 yards. Jacobin won. with Terra Cotta
second and Kaloolah third. Time 2:144-4.
Fifth Race— Harold stakes for 2-year-olds,
five furlongs. Race land won. with Casteel second
and Badge third. Time 1:04j4-
Chicago, May 27.—The wrestling match
betw-een the bricklayers and the masons aud
the bosses, over the Saturday pay day ques
tion, seems as far from a settlement as ever.
The contestants are apparently waiting for
time and the force of cireunistances to de
cide the matter. Each side maintains a de
"Woman’s Rights” With a Vengeance.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 27.—The Racine
election officers will institute legal proceed
ings against the Rev. Olimpia Brown Willis
on a charge of attempting to stuff the ballot
box. Mrs. Willis is leader of the Woman
Suffragists of Wisconsin.
Rumor of a Serious Railroad Disaster.
St. Louis. May 27.—A special from
Houston, Tex., says it is learned that a
serious wreck has occurred on the Houston
and Texas railway between Waxahachie
and Garrett, and the engineer and fireman
ALAN ARTHUR'B ABSENCE.
A Story of a Pistol Drawn Upon a
British Navy Man.
From the New York Star.
Last Monday evening Delmonico’* was the
theatre of an unusual scene. One of the
dramatis personas was of sufficient social
altitude to emphasize the peculiarly drastic
course which he found good to pursue on
the occasion. An Englishman, wrapped in
the inevitable Britannic calm and the blue
uniform of her majesty’s navy, was seated
near one of the windows with a lady. The
window was open. While the pair were
placidly discussing their coteletts d’ agneau
with mint sauce and being balmily pervaded
by a gentle breeze from the window a quar
tette, composed of two ladies and their es
corts, entered the restaurant on Madison
One of the gentlemen, too, slightly loose
in his build and somewhat aggressively
swell, walked over to the window near
which his party had seated themselves. He
wished to close it. The remarkably freezing
atmosphere that poured in on that delicious
May evening bon* fatal consequences on its
blast, perhaps. The gentleman in blue pro
tested against the closing of the window.
He thought doubtless like “Yum Yum,”
that deatli by suffocation in a heated res
taurant would be “so stuffy.” The tall
young gentleman insisted. The blue-cloth
tar resisted. The garcon fled to Sir. Cris
Delmonico and begged him to arbitrate the
case. It was difficult. •
The foreigner, a calm, inoffensive Briton,
clearly had a right to have the window at
which he was sitting open when the tem
perature even at that evening hour of 7 was
at 70°. Yet the malcontent was an ex-heir
apparent, so to speak. However, Cris
settled the point according to justice. The
' loud talk and aggressive movements of the
would-have-it-sliut personage and the “But-
I-cawnt-ftllow-it” impressiveness of the
Briton had riveted the al tention of the room.
Fair dames forgot tho icy faeinntion
of their piombieres, gentlemen left their
Pontet Canet unsipped for five minutes.
Some fragile things even yielded to alarm.
Mr. Delmonico tried to calm the deadly
fracas, and poured tho balm of persuasive
eloquenee into the rankling wounds of him
of the Shakespearean name. But no, “it
would not down.” He flung out, and when
the Briton sallied forth introduced him to
another amenity of the land more congru
ous with the far West and the too effemi
nate gayety of the cowboy. He-drew on
him. 'Tlie tar of Albion was covered not
only with his navy blue, but by a pistol. It
was too much covering for the temperature.
Happily he did not get too warm under it,
but coolly walked away.
Mr. Alan Arthur has not been seen at
Delmouico’s since tho early part of the
KILLED BY A SPIDER.
A Negro Man Meets a Horrible Death
From the Chattanoooa Timet.
In a Small frame house iu Tradetown, in
the northeastern portion of the city, a stout,
jiowerful built negro man lay yesterday
morning praying for death. To have seen
him as lie lay there, his body swelled to enor
mous proportions and covered with white
splotches, writhing iu tho agony of death,
one would have felt tempted to join tho un
fortunate man in his appeal for death.
The man was John King, a well-known
colored man, who resides with his family
near Caroline street. About 10 o’clock
Tuesday night he returned home and pre
pared to retire. Being very warm be un
dressed himself a.id sat down on a liaclc
porch to cool off. He was just in the act of
going indoors when ho felt
a .stinging sensation
on his left hip. Thinkflig it was some in
sect he crushed it with his hand and upon
closer investigation found that the insect
was a small red spider.
King thought nothing of the incident and
in less than a minute was in lied. Before
the refreshing sleep which ho had sought
came he began to loci a queer jjain in ilia
leg, but he was not alarmed. In a very
short timeJie discovered that his leg was
swelling rapidly aud he was suffering in
tenselv. Local remedies were applied, but
they did not alleviate the iwin ami finally a
physician was sent for. \Vho:i he arrived
Kibg was found to be in a very dangerous
condition. The bite of the little spider hud
prostrated him and as the
poison war absorbed,
the man’s body swelled to enormous size,
and was covered over with small white
splotches, which gay him a most peculiur
appenranco. King fingered in the greatest
agony all day yesterday, and nothing but
Ins piwerful constitution prolonged his life.
He is doomed, and no power can save him.
He was thought to be dying late Inst night
“And how about your family, Biddyf”
“Well, yer honor, they’re all placed. Pat’s
a grocer iu Cork, Tim'deals in burnt cotton
in Liverpool, Terrence took to the drink, sw
we nlade him a mimber of Parliament.”—
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1887.
A FATAL SIN.
Young Hotchkiss Passes Quietly Away
in the Early Morning.
From the Xathoille American.
In the unpretentious-looking frame house
on the Lebanon pike, shortly after yester
day’s sun had touched the tall tops of the
sombre trees of beautiful Mount Olivet
Cemetery close by came the culmination of
one of the most sensational tragedies Nash
ville has recently known, in tho death of
Mr. J. Benjamin Hotchkiss, who has been
lying there in the house of his mistress at
the joint of death from a wound received
from a pistol ill the hands of A. Wilhelm,
Saturday night a week ago. The affair
created the greatest interest at the time of
its occurrence, because of the business and
social standing of Mr. Hotchkiss, and the
circumstances surrounding the shooting.
This interest was in no wise abated as days
passed, but was shown in the iuquiries rife
on the streets every day as to his condition,
and great hopes were indulged that he would
In the cottage next to the scene of his
death lived Mr. A. Wilhelm, a German me
chanic. Prior to several months ago the
house in question was unoccupied. It was
about that time rented by a strange man
und woman, whose appearance indicated the
highest standing, who gave their names as
Mr. and Mis. Benjamin. Another woman,
who was thought to be the sister of Mrs.
Benjamin, also lived in the house.
The rooms of the cottage were fitted up
in elegant style. The neighbors wondered
that people of such means should choose so
ordinary a residence, but no one at first
expressed any suspicion that anything was
wrong. After a few weeks passed rumors
began to 1* whispored that things were not
exactly os they seemed, and that the house
was a place of assignation and
the women nymphs du pave, and
the man who went under the name of Ben
jamin a citizen of prominence. No one,
however, could learn who he really was.
The reports about the character of the
house were sustained by the circumstances
that frequently men were seen at different
times to come out from Nashville and enter
there. The people in the vicinity felt indig
nant, Mr. Wilhelm especially sio. The in
mates of this gilded den were in the habit
of getting water from his cistern, there
lieing none in their yard. The German,
hearing of the rumpus, warned the inmates
never to enter his premises.
On the night of the fatal affray the gentle
man, known only as Mr. Benjamin, drove
out to libs mistress’ home about 8 o’clock,
and soon afterwards went across to Mr. Wil
helm’s to get a bucket of water. Wilhelm
heard him, and, coming to his door, ordered
him away. The intruder was irritated at
this, and replied in language warm, under
the impulse of the moment, refusing to leave
the yard till he had gotten the water. The
angry owner at once commenced to open
fire with a pistol, which he states was re
turned; but this was denied by the deceasod.
The hat of the intruder was first struck.
Another ball was sent with u better aim,
and took effect in his right side. The
wounded man made his way back to the
next door, and summoned Drs. Douglass
and J. W. Maddin,J r., while Wilhelm,
frightened at what he had done, with his
family left for parts unknown. The physi
cians found that the injured man was in a
critical condition, the ball having pene
trated the wall of the abdomen and passed
through the lobe of the liver. It was ex
tracted from the back, and is now in the
possession of Dr. Maddin.
Although told of his condition Mr. Hotch
kiss, whom the sufferer was found to be,
though a desperate effort was made to sup
press the fact, wmuld not believe that he
was going to die. After several days Dr.
Briggs was called in, and till the last mo
ment yesterday morning he and Dr. Doug
lass were in almost constant attendance
upon the sick gentleman. Monday was the
ninth day, and when that was safely passed
a slight hope was entertained by the physi
cians. But the hope proved vain. Though
he seemed better on Tuesday and stronger,
towards midnight he commenced to sink.
The doctors saw that the end was near, and
at once dispatched to Mrs. M. 0. Underhill’s
on the Nolensville pike for the parents of the
dying man. They had been part of every
day with him since the Tuesday after the
shooting, when they had first learned of it.
They came in all haste and spent the few
hours of life remaining for their son at his
bedside. His last words to them wore in
loving recognition of their faces. Just
about fi o’clock yesterday morning the poor
man breathed his last.
No words can describe the grief of the
aged parents as they realized the terrible
truth that their boy was dead. In the back
ground was the beautiful woman, the blind
infatuation for whom was the indirect
cause of the young merchant’s and. She
had all along taken the affair in a way
which seemed cold and unfeeling, but now
all of her outward hardness melted away,
and rushing into another room, she threw
herself on a bed in a flood of tears.
As soon as jxissible the Ik sly was removed
to Mrs. Underhill’s, on the Nolensville pike,
w-here it lies now.
At the little house on the Lebanon road a
reporter called late in the afternoon. He
called for Mrs. Benjamin, and in a few min
utes a queenly-lookmg woman, whose form
was tlie very embodiment of perfection in
symmetry and grace, appeared. Her eyes
were red and traces of tears were on her
cheeks, but the beauty of tho features could
not bo effaced. She threw herself in al
most reckless abandon in an easy velvet
chair and sobbed in silence for a few min
"I have wished a thousand times,” she
cried at length, “ that it had been me in
stead of him that died.”
Gradually between her sobs she told the
romantic story of her connection with
“I first met him three years ago in Rich
mond, Ky., tho home of my parents. My
father was a farmer and in moderate cir
cumstances. His name was Letch and my
real name is May Letch, though I don’t care
what people call me now.
"Mr Hotchkiss was traveling for a Louis
ville house, and happened to be in our
town. A friend of his, who also knew me,
introduced us. My new acquaintance
seemed to take a fancy to me. and took oc
casion to make frequent visits. 1 was then
17 years of age, and fell as much in love
with him as he with me, and yielded to all
his wishes. I moved to Cincinnati a year
later, and he continued his visits there.
Afterward 1 was sent to the Nazareth
school, near Barelstow-ii, Ky. Mr. Hotch
kiss was then living in Nashville. He went
to the school once and saw me, passing off
as my cousin. My sister, Mrs. Hollerith
moved to Nashville about a year
ago, aud 1 came with her. 'We
lived at the Griffin place, on the Nolens
ville pike, and my friend boarded with us.
Once he and my brother-in-law hod a diffi
culty aliout something, and I left therewith
the determination to go into a house of ill
fame. 1 went to a certain place on North
College street, but before I had lieeu there
three hours Mr. Hotchkiss aud my sister,
with two policemen, came down and took
mo away. I then went to a private hou3t>
on Lide street, where Mr. Hotchkiss con
tinued his visits. About the first of tho
year ho fitted up this house, and since then
we have Icon living here. That is all the
story. What-I am going to do I don’t know.
If 1 could I would make my living honestly
nnd right, but I cannot. Only one course
seems left for me.”
From her presence to where the dead
man and his parents were the reporter
went. He was shown into the room of the
white-haired and grief-stricken couple. They
came from Springfield, 0., their home,
down here, to be with their son last I)e
--cemlier. From them the story of the life
which had just tieen ended was learned.
J. Benjamin Hotchkiss was born in Gen
nessec. N. Y., in 1850. His father moved to
Ohio when he wus only 5 years of age. At
the age of 13 he liegan a business career
which has been remarkable in its success.
After traveling for several houses lie en
tered tlie house of Walter A. Woods in
Louisville, where lie was soon promoted to
a position which paid him 85.000 a year.
H* afterward entered the carriage m mu- |
factoring busmen for himself in the city
mentioned with Mr. McVaugh under the
style of McVaugh & Hotchkiss. About two
years ago he came to Nashville and with
Mr, Pearce established tin house of J. B.
Hotchkiss & Cos., dealers in farming imple
ments. He also became connected with the
Howe Pump Companv and was elected
President. Mr. Hotchkiss was a polished,
handsome gentleman and very popular iu
No death has occurred in Nashville re
cently which lias been more generally re
gretted. Mr. J. N. Hotchkiss, his brother,
in Denver, Col,, left last night for this city,
and will be present at the funeral, which
Will take place Saturday. His sister, and
the only other child of the old parents, in
Tampa, Fia., will also probably be here.
Wilhelm, whose bullet has occasioned so
much sorrow, is out in bis neighborhood,
though not at the'same"house. What will
be done now is a. matter of uncertainty. As
is known, he gave himself up some days ago
and was put under a $2,000 bond. So ends
one of the saddest stories which have come
to fight in the community for many a day.
It contains a lesson which young men may
GEORGEISM IN PRACTICE.
Theories Like the Land Reformer’s
Enacted Into Law by Congress.
A New York dispatch to the Cincinnati
Enquirer says: In a well-lighted apartment
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel to-night I found
Gen. B. F. Butler reclining on a large easy
chair, which was completely filled by his
bulky form. There was a spray of apple
blossoms in the lappel of his carefully
brushed broadcloth coat. His great bald
head was shining with the rubbing it had
received from the brushes in the hands of
his valet. The General s mission here was
to make an argument in the Hoyt will case.
I asked him if he was going yachting this
summer and he replied: “Ah, surely. Life
would be burdensome without yachting.”
“I hear your name mentioned often in
The General then threw back his big head
and answered with a quiet laugh that
seemed to shake his whole frame.
“I am quite out of polities,” he said.
Then he added more soberly: “I accom
plished in 1884 what I undertook to do. I
worked up the workingmen of this country
to a realization of the power of organized
labor. That was all I tried to do and suc
ceeding events have shown that my attempt
was a successful one.”
“Do you look on the vote of Henry George
in New’York as one of the results of your
“The vote for George is only a beginning.
It is merely a sign of what will some day be.
It is an indication of what is going on over
the entire country, and will continue to go
on. By the way, the land theories advo
cated by Henry George, which are held to
be so outrageous, are not materially differ
ent from theories that were enacted into law
by the last Congress.”
“To what law do you refer?”
“Henry George says, does he not, that he
wants all land titles to be held and con
trolled by the government? Now, I will
show you something which was enacted
into a law by Congress which is exactly in
fine with the Henry George theory.
Taking up a bundle of papers the General
selected a large type-written manuscript and
proceeeded to read portions of “An act en-*
titled an act to restrict the ownership of real
estate in the Territories of the United States
to American citizens, etc. Passed March
30, 1887.” It is the act by which
aliens are prevented from acquiring
or holding real estate above a cer
tain number of acres in any Terri
tory of the United States or in the District
of Columbia, When the General had read
a few extracts from it he said: “Do you
catch the drift of that? It. is plain enough
that if you begin by passing laws that an
alien shall not hold land in any number of
acres you are going a long way with Henry
George in his theories of government con
trol of land titles. It is an entering wedge.
Under this law foreign citizens may not
lease a house in the District of Columbia or
in any Territory, although by
our treaties of amity and com
merce he is entitled ’to all the
rights of citizenship of this country. He
may not lease a warehovre r a store, be
cause the lease is an Intel i real estate
which he is forbidden to acquire. It is, in
short, a direct and positive legislative step
in the direction of Henry George’s advo
cated theory. If this law is constitutional
it establishes the constitutionality of Henry
George's plan. There are defects in the con
struction of this law and other objections,
but tho relation of it to Henry George’s land
movement was all I cared to bring to your
Reviving Anti-Slavery Issues.
From the New York Tribune.
Worcester, May 2o.—A recent paper by
Eli Thayer who was a member of Congress
from the Worcester district before the war,
on the work of the Kansas Emigrant Aid
Society, of which he was the founder, has
stirred up quite a controversy among the
men of that time. Mr. Thayer in his paper
ridicules the idea that the old anti-slavery
society accomplished anything practical
toward the abolition of slavery. Several of
the Garrison Abolitionists took exception
to this statement, and Oliver Johnson, of
New York, prepared an elaborate paper
eulogizing! the work of the Abolitionists
and attacking Mr. Thayer, which was re
cently read in this city by the venerable
Samuel May, of Leicester. Gen. Francis E.
Spinner, ex-United States Treasurer, now
takes a hand in the controversy in a letter
to Mr. Thayer, dated Pablo Beach, Fla.,
May 12. Ho writes as follows:
“IJiave sjientthe better part of this day in
my tent by tho sx*a, rending your very inter
esting pamphlet that you so kindly sent to
me. I was g'ad to hear from yon, and more
glad to hear that you have vindicated the
truth of history, find that you have asserted
yourself and those who acted with you. It
was, of course. nos new to me, 'but the
people generally have been led to believe
the lies that slavery wan abolished through
the instrumentality of the Abolition party.
But, for the foolish acts of the South, slavery
would have maintained its hold for a long
time in Rpite of the Abolition party. Their
claim that they abolished slavery is on a
par with tho claim of the ignorant of the
Irish that St. Patrick invented the potato.”
The Star of Bethlehem.
Lexington, Ky., May 25,—Prof. John
M. Klein, the Kentucky astronomer, discov
ered the Star of Bethlehem last night at 7
o’clock. Its position is in the northwestern
heavens, closely skirting the horizon. Its
lustre is most intense. This is the same star
that guided the wise men of the East, to the
manger where the infant Saviour lay. Its
period is about 800 years and astronomers
have been on the lookout for it 'for several
years. Prof. Klein uses a smoked glass lens,
with a mirror, which enables him to detect
comets nnd other heavenly bodies hovering
in proximity to the sun. A comet can by
the Klein method be seen in daylight.
Little is known about this star, except
that its appearance was firet, recorded about
the time of Christ's birth, and that it has
appeared five times since. It is said to lie a
star of the first magnitude, and visible even
at noonday. Its orbit has never lieen calcu
“You hnvon’t got any of those benutiful
shades of color you haa the other day, have
you?” inquired a fair shopper of the dry
“No, but we’ve got some of those beauti
ful shades of color that we didn’t have then
and have been trying to get for tho past
You can’t get the liest of a drv goods
clerk—iu his lino of business.— Hartford
Cleopatra Drank Pearls
In her wine, and captivated Ceesar with her
beauty and magnificence. But, pearls in the
mouth are better, and our modern beauties
may have these if they faithfully use Hozo- j
IK)NT every day, and captivate all by
3lrnuly smiling to show their pretty white
BOULINEAU.—Died in this city on tho 34 *h
inxt., William Winn, and on the 26th,
Flosence Stewart, infant Children of B. P.
and Susie E. Boulineau.
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SPEC 1 AL NOTICES.
Ctrv Marshal's Office, I
Savannah. May 27th, l -87. f
The real estate of all persons in arrears for
City Taxes for 18h6 has been levied on, and trill
be 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. 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 and in per
fect order. A. B. HART,
Lake City, Fla.
DK. IIEARY 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 no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
By Steamer Chattahoochee.
NEW LAWNS, NEW ORGANDIES, NEW
4 COMPLETE LINE of Ladies' Children’s
A and Gents’ Summer Undershirts.
.4 full assortment of Empire State Shirts,
size from 13 to Boys’ Shirts, from 12 to 13t£.
Ladies’ and Children's Lisle Thread Hose, in
black and colored.
Gents' Lisle thread and Balbriggan Half Hose
in plain and fancy colors.
Gents’ Collars and Cuffs, with a complete line
of Black and Second Mourning Goods, compris
ing everything new and desirable.
ST. JULIAN AND BILL 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.
CROCHED SACKS from 50c. tc $2.
All new goods, latest stitches and best shaped
SACKS. Nothing to compare with them in the
Full line of ARRASENE, CHENILLE, RIB
BERSINE, FILLOSELLE and CREWEL.
STAMPING at short notice.
Mrs. K. POWER,
137 St. Julian Street.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY.
THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY
Such as DIAMONDS, FINE STERLING SIL
VERWARE, ELEGANT JEWELRY,
FRENCH CLOCKS, etc., is to be found at
A. L. Lesbouillons,
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 G-lasses at Cost.
BIDS will be received up to the Ist of JUNE
for the buildings on the eastern half of lot
on the corner of Whitaker, President and State
streets, mid also for excavating to the depth of
s'-s feet t he lot above mentioned, measuring 00 by
90 feet. The buildings to he removed within ten
days and the excavating to be finished by the
first of July, 1887.
Bids must lie made separately. Tho right is
reserved to reject any of all bids.
J. n. ESTiLL,
D. H. THOMAS.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM,
RUFUS E. LESTER.
Committee Union Society.
< OMMIMIOX MERCHANTS.
.A.. 18. HULL
FLOUR, HAY, GRAIN & PROVISION DEALER.
THRESH MEAL and GRITS in white sacks, and
I mill spiffs of all kinds always on hand.
Georgia raised SPANISH PEANUTS, also PEAS,
any variety. Social prices on large lots.
Office, S3 Bay street. Warehouse, No. 1 Wad
ley street, on line c. K. R., Savannah, Ga.
r \ m :;ta kkh.
w. i>. ni\D nT"
DRALKR IN ALL KINDS OP
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull street. Residence 59 Liberty street.
MERCHANTS, manufacturers, mechanics,
corporations, and all others in need of
tirmtiug, lithographing, and blank books can
have their order* promptly tilled, at moderate
prices, at the MORNING NEWS PRINTING
HOUSE. 3 Whitaker street.
A StU S JCM ENTS.
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’.
Grand Sunday Excursion!
Steamer Hope Gatlin
Will leave Kelly's wharf, foot of Bull street, on
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 1887, at 2:30 o’clock,
I .''OR a (rip around TYBEF. BELL BUOY, re-
U turning via LAZARETTO CREEK, THUN
DERBOLT and BONA VENTURE.
Music and refreshments on board.
FARE ROUND TRIP, 50c.
This steamer can be chartered for excursions
by applying to the Captain on board or at the
GOLDEN ANCHOR, corner Broughton and
ONLY TWO DOLLARS
Any Regular Station
ON THE LINE OF THE
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway
SAVANNAH OR JACKSONVILLE.
A SERIES OF
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 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
12:03 noon on Sunday.
Also from any regular station to Pablo Beach
anu return, £3, good to return on Monday follow
mg date 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. tn.
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
-TO- ' .
Commencin'; on Saturday, May 28th.
Jacksonville and return $2 00
Pablo Beach and return fa 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:<Xi a. m.
Arrive Jacksonville Saturday 7:35 p. m., Sun
day 5:30 A. M.. 12:00 nook.
Special train leaves Jacksonville for Pablo
Beach Saturday 7:50 p. m.
Leave Jacksonville Sunday 7:00 A. M.. 2:05 p.
m., 9:00 p. it.
Arrive Savannah Sunday 12:06p. m., 7:58 p. m.,
Monday 6:10 a. m.
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 trains 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’ board, $7 50
Baggage will not be checked free on these
Tickets at Bren's and Passenger Station
WM. P HARDEE’ J. L. ADAMS,
Cion. Pins Agent. Pass. Agent.
Ciiiistoi aid Ssraial
Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com
pany will sell round trip tickets to
CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AND
By following Trains and at following Rate*:
By*rain leaving Sundays only, at 8:45 a. m.; re
turning, leave Charlestouat 3:85 p. m.. Port
Royal 3:30 and Beaufort 8:45 p. u. same
day $i 00
By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 A. M,; re
turning, leave Charleston Monday 8:45
A. Ji $2 00
By train leaving Saturday at 8:23 p. M.; return
ing, leave Charleston Monday 8:45 a. m. . $2 50
Tickets for silo at WM. BREN'S, Bull street
and at Depot. E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
DRUGS ANIi MEDICINES.
A YERS’ CHERRY PECTORAL, Jayne's Ex
1 \ pectorant, Hale’s Honey and Tar, Boschec's
Gorman Syrup, Bull's Cough Syrup, Piso’s Cure,
BULL AND CONGRESS STREETS.
*” \ FRIEND Is a friend indeed." U
1 V you have a friend send him or her the
SAVANNAH WEEKLY NEWS; It only costa
SI 25 for a year
M Spriig flotei
week. The accommodations are flrst-cwT
rs ™>““ ‘A.'nfevtss-s
Blomt Cmnly, • Ttmtat
TniS Health Resort will be open May Ist im-
The most celehrated Dyspeptic WaiL
known. Elegant Hotel and Grounds? Excellent
Table. Telephone connection with KnoxS*
Rates: $1 per day: s2o per month for Slay ami
June; $2 per day, $lO and sl2 per week AT
ter f or JU)y
Among the "Berkshire Hills."
Twelve Hundred Feet above the sea. Savan.
nah reference. Address **
A. G. CROSS, Proprietor
THE WHITE SULPHillffi
GREENBRIER COUNTY, VA.
The most celebrated of all the Mountain
Resorts, and one of the oldest and most ponular
of American Watering places, will open for tho
season June 1. Elevation above tide water
2,000 feet; surrounding mountains. 3,500 feet’
Send for pamphlet describing hygienic advan!
tages. B. F. EAKLE, Sup’t
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OF SAVANNAHIANB
Opens June 25th.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor.
Saratoga Springs, IT. Y,
OPENS JUNE 25th.
Popular rates $3 00 per fay
Accommodates 1,000 persons. Rates, $3 per day
for rooms, except those on parlor and first floors.
Open from June 18 to Oct. J.
■ CLEMENT & COX, Proprietors.
H. S. CLEMENT, Manager.
Union Avenue, opposite Congress Springs Park,
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE ISth.
For particulars address 229 Broadway, Room
18, N. Y., or 420 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
PAUL C. GRENINQ, Proprietor.
Yt ORTIIERN HlLLS.—Boarders received at
iv “Broofcside 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. ROYCK, Lanesboro, Berkshire
DI TCHER HOUSE!
PAWLING, N. Y., on the Harlem railroad: a
large brick structure, first class in every
particular. Now open. Terms reasonable. Send
for circulars. WM. H. BURROUGHS.
CAPON SPRINGS AND BATHS, Alkaiiue
Lithia and Superior Iron Waters, Hamp
shire county, W. Va.—This celebrated mountain
resort for health and pleasure: Balus of any '
temperature; a summer climate unsurpassed; a
charming summer home with its many improve
ments, accommodating 800 guosts, opens June
Ist. Send for circular and rate sheet (for medi
cal and other testimony). WM. H. SALE, Pro
np'HE WATAUGA HOTEL, Blowing Rock, N.
X C. In the mountains of North Carolina.
4,000 feet above the ea. Easily accessible. Medi
cal graduate on the premises. Terms the low
est in North Carolina. Opened June Ist for th*
season. For information address WATAUGA
HOTEL CO., Blowing Rock, N. C.
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 uud
all modern improvements. Polite attendance
and unsurpassed table.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark’s.)
Newuan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla
r pHE MOST central House in the city. Near
X Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric bells,
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $0 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
S. A. UPSON, Manager.
KITSELL’S PRIVATE HOTEL
91 FIFTH AVENUE, NEAR 17th STREET,
A MERICAN and European plans. Locatio®
A most central. Rooms en suite or
First-class board and accommodations. ITIOT
reasonable as a boarding house.
MARSHALL* 11 01 S L
SAVANNAH, - - GA
/ ' EO. p. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly
* 4 the Metropolitan Hotel, NewAork.ana
Grand Union. Saratoga Springs. Location
tral. All parts of the city and places of >. .
est accessible by street cars constantly L>-.
the doors. Special inducements to those
ing tho city for business or pleasure.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
op HIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided
Ia Passenger Elevator (the only one i
city’ and has been remodeled and ncwiJ
nisbed. The proprietor, who bv recent ] u
is also the owner of the establishment, si -
neither pains nor expense in the entertain
of his guests. The patronage of 1 ioriua •
ors Is earnestly invited. The table s.vnri
Screven House is supplied with every 1
that the markets at home or abroad OOP
THE MORRISON HOUSE-
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in
A FFORPS ploasuut South rooms, good
A with pure Artesian Water. atpricesM™
those wishing table, regular or trah*i*“t in
nimlationa. Northeast corner Brmiltb
Drayton si roots, opi>oslt ITai’Bhtill
They are sold everywhere. Price llk.
—4O colors. They have no fL fStne*
brightness, amount in packages,° r , t 0 u ut
of color, or non-fading dualities, in i JV
crock or smut. For sU- by B. F.
Pharmacist, corner Broughton ana t)J#
streets: P. B. Ksin, Dniggtat and Apo
■ ary, corner Jones and Ahcrcma
Edwaop J. Kibffir. Druggist, corne
Broad and Stewart strusU.