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GEORGIA AND FLORIDA.
NEWS OF THE TWO STATES TOLD
Cowardly Conduct of Two Young Lads
—Manager Atwood Again Assaulted
—Why tho Elakely Sociables Were
Broken Up—Young Would-Be Des
peradoes in Athens Amoricua in
A great, many new mechanics are moving
The streets in East Athens are in a wretch
The thermometer registered 105' at Toc
coa at 5 |>. m. Monday.
The crops are very good in the Toccoa
section, but need rain badly.
Mr. S.mpson, aged 80, father of the Rev.
L. A Simpson, of Toccoa, died Monday eve
ning at 8 o’clock.
Camilla and Athens were visited hy
refreshing showers on Suuday afternoon,
breaking the hot wave.
A party from Knoxville, Tenn., will visit
Athens, with a view of purchasing land and
establishing a dairy farm.
Cumming Clarion: Mr. J. G. Puett set
Dut seven small grape cuttings in the spring
nd they are now bearing.
Judge W. B. Thomas says the best place
to build water works m ound Athens Is on
the Nocatchee creek, about three miles from
A colored Baptist church is to be built on
the new street that leads from Lumpkin
street to AUeuville at Athens. The lot was
Another negro is suing the Athens Foun
dry because some sand got in bis eve while
casting, sarcastically remarks the Btmuer-
Albany is soon to lose one of her promis
ing young men. X. F. Mercer, Jr., is going
to Paris, Tex., to try his fortunes in the
There will be a grand basket picnic at
Woodbury on Saturday, July 9. Arrange
ments have been made to make the occasion
a most enjoyable one.
Athens Manner- Watchman: It has never
failed to raiu during the Lucy Cobb com
mencement. If the crops can stand the hot
weather one more week the raiu will come.
3unday night, about 9 o'clock, Mrs. Vir
ginia, wife of Cupt. J. B. Warthen, of For
yth, was stricken with apoplexy, from
which she died in a short time, leaving five
The name of Gum Creek, a station on the
Americas, Preston and Lumpkin railroad
in Dooly county, has been changed to
"Coney,' in honor of Vice President Sam
Coney of the road.
Camilla Clarion : The neighbors of J.
M. Jackson all love him. They say he has
lone more courting and at the same time
-aised more Tine watermelons than anv other
widower in the State.
Americas is endeavoring to establish a
selephone exchange in that city. Thirty
■ubscribers have been secured, and it is stated
for certain that one will be in operation
(here at no distant day.
Georgia watermelons are lieginning to
make themselves useful up North. Yido
the following from the Springfield Republi
can: “Watermelons have arrived and our
local physicians sleep with one eye open anil
one leg out of bed."
Mrs. Eliza Carter, wife of F. M. Carter,
died at their home in Albany last Saturday
and the remains were interred Sunday.
Mrs. Carter was formerly Miss Eliza Oliver,
cf Americus. She leaves two daughters.
Misses Eva and Maria. ,
A meeting has been called of all the clerks
of the Superior Court in the State to meet
in Atlanta on July 20 for the purpose of
regulating fees. This is a good move, as
the law is very clellcieut in relation to the
duties and fees of the clerks.
Sheriff Winn, of Oglethorpe county, last
Friday went over into Madison county and
captured Mike Freeman, the white horse
thief that escaped fronrCol. Smith’s camp
on the railroad. Mike had returned home
and ■w as cutting wheat when captured.
Several months ago a man came to Athens
selling a sheet with a description of all the
counterfeit money in circulation. This
sheet was to be furnished to subscribers
monthly, but up to the present time the re
ports have failed to make their appearance.
Banner-Watchman: There is hardly a
boy in Athens who has not a large number
of fancy pictures, given with packages of
cigarettes. The pictures are of popular
actresses, and some of them inclined to be
vulgar. A law should bo passed against
For the past two weeks the ice cream
wagons in Atlanta have been dropping out
as their license expired, and now four
wagons monopolize the trade. These will
throw up the sponge on July L and then
such a thing as an ice cream cake will not
be known in Atlanta.
A strange acting dog, which those pres
ent hastened to call a mad dog, created con
siderable excitement and motion at the
Or iff. a gospel tent on Sunday night. After
people bad got tired of jumping übout the
seats, the dog was eventually fired out with
out doing auy damage.
Last Friday morning, at Oreshamville,
Greene county, a white boy killed a negro
man, shooting him through the heart. The
coroner’s inquest rendered a verdict of justi
fiable homicide. The negro had drawn a
rock on the boy, and was in the act of hurl
ing it at him "when killed.
Linton Collier, the little boy who was run
over by a train a few days ago, at Atlanta,
and whose right ana was amputated near
the shoulder, died Monday morning at 1
o’clock from his injuries. Death is said to
have ensued from a concussion of the brain,
E reduced by severe contusions upon bis
For the benefit of those that don’t know'
or take the time to find out, the Banner-
Watchman states that it is against the law
to sell a minor a pistol. The very small
boys of Athens are getting cranky about
carrying pistols, and are doing everything
in their power to raise money to arm them
selves with small sized five-shooters.
The local editor of the Macon Evening
Kews says: The handsomest young lady
teacher in the State is connected with the
Orange street public school. We will not
mention her name, as the public can readily
call it.” It is such gross errors as this that
almost makes a mail disgusted with journal
ism. That writer should come to Bavunim.li
and get some points first before making such
Dick Graham, a colored train hand em
ployed on the eastern division of the Anieri
ctis, Preston and Lumpkin railroad, met
with a terrible accident Monday morning,
which will in all pi-oliubility result in his
death. He was on the construction train
sitting on a tie, when it struck the project
ing end of u tie on the bank, and he was
thrown backward with terrible force, frac
turing bis skull.
Blakely News: It is getting to be n com
mon thing among the ladies of Blakely to
assemble at some neighbor's house, In )>ar
tins of live or six, to eut and fit dresses.
Chewing gmn is one of the mainstays on
such occasions, and the other day a " wag
gish citizen hid all the chewing gum frdm a
party whicli laid assembled at Ins house ami
it completely “broke them up” so that they
oould’t work with any zeal or pleasure.
Tlie skeletonfiof a giant was exhumed by
workmen at the lime quarry of Crow &
Robinson, near Rockmnrt, 'Monday. It
moo.sured IX feet across the chest, 7X feet
IS inches in height, and arms mid legs pro
portionately long. Teeth found near tho
skeleton, and supposed to Imlong to it,
meammsi I>< indies hi length. This skel
eton was found in a cave, tho mouth of
which was covered with earth eight or ten
Augusta Chronicle: A gentleman from
p t oiuutbia county tells of the remarkable
work of lightning near Oak Grave. A tree
under vyhi.-li .. 1...... ), nil tut,,-,
i struck, the bark entirely stripped from the
j tree and the hog killed. * In a pen a hundred
j yards distant, where hpg* were confined,
j one of the animals was killed. The light
| ring then struck a neighboring pine, tearing
| off the lirk an inch in width, round and
round the tree to its top.
Manager C. S. Atwood, of the Evening
Capitol, had another personal difficulty
I Monday—this t ime with a member of his
i force, Sir. Heath, canvasser for the Capitol.
The difference grew out of some business
matter, and Heath tried to cut Atwood with
a knife, when the latter struck him in the
face, and bystanders interfered. Capt. Mer
cer, of the Atlanta police, made a case
against Heath, ns Atwood appeared to have
acted only on the defensive.
Miss Adeline Slaton, a voting girl who
works in the Sibley mill, Augusta, was
struck by lightning Monday evening, and
although not seriously injured, she has
entirely lost, her voice. Two red spots on
her left cheek show where the electricity
left its murk. She is suffering to-day and
her moans are piteous, but she cannot ar
ticulate u word. The same stroke of lights
ning which injured the young girl knocked
a young man. employed hy the" Singer Com
pany, off his buggy. He struck the ground
pretty hard, but was not much hurt.
Saturday night a small detachment of the
Athens Salvation Army threw out their
skirmish line on Broad street, mid com
menced firing on the sinners with songs and
tambourines. The first note had hardly
died aw ay before the students had formed
near the Suinmey House with a tambourine
and opened up on their own hook. The Sal
vationists would sing and the students
would answer thorn. The police went over
and told them not to make so much fuss,
but the boys claimed that they bad ns much
rights as '.he Salvation Army. The army
after a short service got disgusted at the
students and marched back to their head
For more than a week past Americus has
been veiled in darkness nightly, not a single
lamp of the 175 in use tiemg lighted ’nio
cause is said to bo from a failure to get a
supply of gasoline as soon as expected, tho
same having lieen ordered in time, but from
some cause was dcluyed on the road. The
supply is expected shortly and will not be
exhausted lxifore another is ordered. Arneri
cus ought to have gas works anyway. The
idea of a city of 7.(500 inhabitants being sat
isfied with a lot of campheae affairs that
would be a discredit to a town of 500. “We
are offered gas for a much less price than
we are now ]laying for gasoline, and
the Council will bo wise if it grasps the op
portunity whilo it is presented. Lot there
be light," wisely remarks the Recorder.
The circumstances attending the drown
ing of young Smith, at Thomasville, ure
said to be these: A number of boys went
out last Saturday evening to Mitchell’s mill
pond to go in bathing. Three of the num
ber, Butjer, Stephens and Smith, procured a
boat and were enjoying a boat ride when
one of the boys decided to have some fun by
capsizing the boat. Smith plead piteously
with them not to upset the boat, assuring
them that he could not swim, but intent on
having their fun they disregarded his earn
est entreaties, and upset the boat. Butler
and Stephens reached the shore, but [>oor
unfortunate Smith could not swim, and as
no assistance was rendered him by his com
panions he was consigned to a watery grave.
The body of the unfortunate young man
was recovered Sunday morning in 20 feet of
water. If this is true the cowardly conduct
of those two lads is certainly criminally rep
Now buildings of almost every descrip
tion are being erected all over Woodbury as
fast as a dozen carpenters can do the work.
Sonic eight or ten new and elegant business
houses will be ready for use by fall or be
fore. A two storv hotel, elegant in design,
is being built, and will be completed in a
very short time. Two warehouses will be
erected as soon as material can be had, and
will be ready to receive the fall crop of cot
ton. It is anticipated that Woodbury will
be the best cotton market anywhere, as
arrangements have been made by ex
pert buyei-s to handle it, and will pay full
market price for the same. The increase of
the town has been so favorable that it has
become necessary to take steps to incorpo
rate it. At a mass meeting held in the old
Masonic hall on June 16, it was ordered
that said town be incorporated by a petition
through the Legislature. The following
names were elected as Counoilnion, viz.:
Dr. J. M. Hooten, F. J. Williams, Dr. J. T.
Dixon, A. B. O’Hara and R. T. Powell. The
meeting was largely attended, and every
thing passed off quietly.
Lakeland is to have a reading room.
Jacksonville needs anew opera house.
Pensacola is to have anew Presbyterian
There is a revival in tho Methodist church
The rush to Pablo Beach on Sunday was
The street crossings in Femandina are
There will be a fine corn crop in the
vicinity of Plant City.
Tho greuter i>art of the ice used at Cedar
Key now comes from Ocala.
The catch of Cedar Key fish for the last
two luonhts has been very light.
The Faber Pencil Company intend put
ting up another cedar mill near Cedar Key
for sawing their pencil wood.
A lot of five boilers were shipped on
lighters Monday from Cedar Key and towed
to Crystal river for the Dixon Pencil Com
pany’s mill at that point.
Wild blackberries are plentiful and un
usually fine at Fairbanks. The pickers are
gathering for the Florida Fruit and Wine
Company, which has a branch at that
A severe rain and wind storm visited
Duval Station, on the Femandina and Jack
sonville railroad, Tuesday last. Three houses
were blown down, but fortunately no one
The Town Company is going to build a
new storo of Bonifay brick throughout.
From the description nail of the proposed
building it will add materially to the looks
of the town.
A carload of Bonifay brick was last week
shipped to Pensacola, and was pronounced
by tlio brick men there as the finest they
have handled in Florida. The owners of
the brick yard will make money.
T. B. Lawler and a Mr. Hanson, have
fnirchased a five-acre tract of fine hummiick
and, one and one-half miles east of Suin
tervillo, from Hon. W. W. Cassidy, and
will use it for vegetable growing.
Thera will be a service of song at tho
Presbyterian church at Femandina next
Sunday night, which will lie conducted by
the Riinday school. The children through
out the city are invited to bo present.
Sumter county has two railroads (the
Florida Railway and Navigation amt Flori
da Southern), and it is almost a certainty
that two or three more linos will be buiit
through the county in tho near future.
One hundred thousand feet of lumber has
been ordered for the new hotel to be erected
at Grand View, east of Leesburg, and in a
short while work will be begun on the
building. The hotel will be open next
A reach of cross-ties, within two blocks,
on the Jacksonville, Tampa and Kov West
railroad in Palatka, were burned Monday
noon, greaso and waste having fallen from
the engino and ignited under tho hot rays of
The reports of the Jacksonville pilots filed
with Mr. George S. Wilson, Secretary of
the Board of l*ilot Commissioners, shows
that there was a depth of between thirteen
und fourteen and a half feet of water last
weeok upon the St. John’s bar.
Efforts are being made to raise funds to
rebuild the Femandina Baptist church on
its old site, corner Fourth and Calhoun
streets, and the proceeds of the entertain
ment at tho residence of F. W. Simmon*
Friday evening will go to this fund.
M. 11. Leigh, of Candler, lias tho finest
grope* of the season. He has one bunch on
olllw; which weighs
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY. JUNE 23, 1887.
nearly one pound. It is the Concord grape.
His vineyard is very young and small, but
he will gather a large"crop this year.
There is a black and wtiite cat at tho
Glen wood depot of which strange things are
told. One of its strangest acts is that of
turning every "gopher" it meets over on its
hack,‘and then frolicking round the inrapaci
tatca tort.ii.~o with a great show of delight.
The Leesburg fire company has under
gone a reorganization, with E. H. Moore,
one of her most active business men at its
head. The company is now composed large
ly of active business men of the town, who
propose to make the company one of tho
most efficient in tho State.
Some fine speeimonsof the White Niagara
grapes from the farm of Haynes, Young Sc
Bailey may be seen in tho window of their
business house in Orlando. These are the
first grapes of this variety over grown in
this State and go far toward showing what
Florida can do In the way of fruit culture.
A few straggling St. Andrew’s Hay vis
itors still come into C'hipley, but they wont
take advice, and nil iwsist in going to see
their purchases, which are now located
some eight or nine miles from the bay in
land, not worth 10c. an acre. The 'last
• anxious inquirer" came all the way from
Mrs. Dr. Enos arrived in Melbourne on
the steamer Unique Saturday on her way
to join her husband in the Narrows. Slio
had traveled all the way from Nebraska,
milking good connections until arriving in
Melbourne. On Monday she engaged Mr.
Brainard’s yacht for the remainder of the
About 0 o’clock Thursday evening fire
was discovered in Mr. Chafer’s handsome
new cottage at Kissimmee. The oottage
was about as solid and substantial a one as
there was in town; had just been finished
ready for the plasterers, who were to begin
work on it. The loss is about $l,OOO, with
Capt. C, Haling, who lives across tho
lake from Kissimmee, is bragging on a cu
cumber grown on his place, without the aid
of fertilizers, which measured inches in
length. It was from seed brought by him
from England, is a verp rapid grower, and
is consequently very crisp, tender and de
The United States Department of Agri
culture at Washington has instructed J. H.
Moore to procure and forward to the deport
ment tho post office address of all persons
ongaged in grape-growing and wine-making
in Putnam county, Fla. Those knowing of
such persons will please forward their ad
dress to J. H. Moore, Keuka, Fla.
Miss Edith Parker, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Parker, of Orange City, has
accepted a position as a teacher in music in
a college out in Washington Territory. She
has been for the past twelve months receiv
ing musical instruction in Boston, from
which place she leaves shortly to assume the
duties of her office at Walla Walla, W. T.
The wedding cards are out for the mar
riage of Morton F. Plant, who has a place
at Fort Gates, on the St. Johns, to Miss Nel
lie Capron, daughter of Francis B. Capron,
of Baltimore. The wedding is to take place
on Thursday morning, June 23, at the Ca
thedral. Mr. Plant is the son of H. B. Plant,
and is connected with the Southern Express
The Mallory line ships continue to go out
from Fernandina with large cargoes and
lengthy passenger lists. The City of San
Antonio sailed last Thursday evening with
about 2*,(XX) feet of lumber, several hundred
cases of cedar logs, log cedar and ban-els
naval stores. This thriving business is due to
quick time, good deliveries and every atten
tion the agents can give shippers via the old
Florida Sentinel (colored): The Sunday
school convention of the African Methodist
Episcopal church. Gainesville district, will
be held in this city July 6. Some very ap
propriate subjects will be discussed by ap-
S ointed delegates. Rev. W. P. Ross, of
aeksonville, will deliver the annual ad
dress. Revs. M. M. Moore and S. H. Cole
man are making extensive preparations for
the success of the convention.
Kissimmee has one of the best marshals in
South Florida, and he shows no fear or
favor. He does not wait for a man to do
damage when intoxicated, but as soon as he
sees they are getting out of the way he
takes charge of them. Some time since an
attorney came there to prosecute him for
arresting and jailing a man, and had not
been there hut a few horn's before he (the
attorney) was in jail for the same offence,
“Billy Buster,” one of the Indians from
the Everglades, was in Kissimmee Satur
day doing some trading, and he cut quite a
figure with a very large red cap on his
head, a red shirt rather short, a belt around
his waist with a knife or two stuck into it,
a number of red handkerchiefs pinned in
various places on his shirt, and an umbrella
under his arm, which completed his cos
tume. He forgot to bring his pants (if he
had any), and was barefooted.
Wiggins, the condemned negro, will be
executed in the jail at Palatka at the time
appointed. Tho Sheriff will probably get
his gallows from Jacksonville or Savannah,
Only a few will be permitted to witness the
hanging, though, unless a high fence is
erected around the jail lot. people who
choose will havo a fine view from the out
side, as the present fence is not above the
ordinary height, VViggins, like all others of
liis race, is perfectly confident that he will
go straight to Heaven.
County Surveyor Fries, chief of the
Tavares, Ajiopka and Gulf surveying corps,
was in Kissimmee Friday with instructions
to have the line roadv for forty graders to
commence work Tuesday, which force
will be added to as fast as laborers can be
obtained. The route talked of for the road
to come into town is on Patrick street. Mr.
Fries says that there are 175 men at work
on the Lake Butler end of the road; that
arrangements for obtaining money, iron,
etc., have lieen perfected, and that the road
will b.< running to Kissimmee inside of four
As time draw’s near for the Palatka citi
zens’ meeting, on Thursday evening, to dis
cuss whether or not the bridge shall connect
the Florida Southern, or Jacksonville,
Tampa and Key West railway with the St,
John’s and Halifax, the question becomes
more generally talked atiout. If the matter
is left with the people of Palatka the project
will certainly be completed to the Florida
Southern railway dock. One objection
raised by a prominent citizen tq have the
bridge cross at Palatka is that, it will carry
business from main streets to this
The Stato Bool'd of Education is aliout to
begin its usual summer work in the holding
of teachers’ institutes. Tho first one opens
in Holmes county June 27 and will continue
one week. Another will liegin at Milton,
in Santa Rosa county, July 4, and will lie
held one week. Polk county claims one of
two weeks to open July 35. ' Others will be
arranged for in other counties ns the season
advances. It, is the intention to continue the
institutes until Oct. 1. The instructors for
the State will be Prof. H. X. Folkel, of Tal
lahassee; Prof. Erwin, of Jackson county,
and Mr.'. H. K. Ingrain. Those
counties that fail to secure a visit from these
accomplished and efficient instructors will
suffer a material loss to their educational in
terests. Every county in the State should
have a teachers’ institute.
Kissimmee leader: While digging a post
hole in the marsh, or reclaimed land, at his
place nt Steer bench, some tw’o weeks ago,
Joseph A. Turner came upon a queer speci
men, which he wishes us to classify and
name. At a depth of about two feet in tho
ground ho heard a strange noise, and saw
something which liis bump of curiosity
caused him to stop and investigate. After
digging it out he found it to be two feet long
and a little larger than an ordinary mans
wrist. It has u head like a catfish, a body
like an col, and a tail like an alligator. Just
back of the head, on either side, is a rather
slender leg with a foot like ail alligator’s. In
color it is black, the body very smooth aud
exceedingly slimy. Mr. Turner brought the
thing to our office, where it may be Investi
gated by the curious. What is it?
Precinct meetings were held in all the
voting places in Lake county ou Jque Mfc-
The voting place for the wost side of the
bike is Yalalia. Four delegates were elect
ed to attend the convention at Eustis on
June 24, to recommend to the Governor the
men to be appointed to fill the office* of new
Hake county. They go instructed as to
some meu and free as to others. There was
quite a disposition shown in the meeting to
allow the Republicans to have two out of
the five County Commissioners to be elected,
or rather appointed That is not common
here, but thero seems to be a disposition on
the part of some of the best men to invite
the other side in, and lie more friendly with
them, and try to harmonize the ill feeling
that is likely to exist in home rule. There
will be about 800 people at the convention
at Eustis, and a lively two days’ race is lie
Gainesville Advocate: Within the past
twenty days W. G. Robinson, of the firm of
H. F. Dutton & Cos., of this city, has been
through the counties of Alachua, Marion
mid Bradford. He has been out on the
farms with the farmers, and ho assures us
that in all his fifteen years’ experience in
Florida he has never seen tho prospects to
farmers inore encouraging than at present.
He says that cotton growers will have an
immense crop, while corn, potatoes and
sugar cone is looking better than it has at
this season for valrs. Tho largest oat crop
that ho* lieen raised in Florida for ton years
has just been harvested, and all things con
sidered, Mr. Robinson thinks the country is
in a more prosperous and flourishing condi
tion than he has ever known it. This is
very encouraging to all of us. and unless
something happens to destroy the growing
crop* we may look shortly for the inaugura
tion of a thrifty and prosperous period.
New Smyrna is now legally incorporated.
Tho following gentlemen compose the mu
nicipal government: Mayor, P. N. Bryan;
Aldermen, A. B. Hawley, C. Westall, G. R.
Pitzer, F. W. Sams. J. A. Ball. Messrs. Pit
zer, Westallaud Ball will hold office one year.
Messrs. Hawley and Sams will hold office
for two years. A. B. Hawley is President
of the Council, Clerk, C. L. Dohn; Marshal,
W. M. Lourcey: Treasurer, Milton Bryan;
Assessor, J. R. Finegan; Collector, C. R.
Dilzer. The new municipality has a most
artistic seal. Tho prominent figures are a
live oak ami an orange tree. At the base
of the live oak is the date 1706, the time of
the establishment of the first colony there,
and it is typical of the ship-building indus
try, in the Interest of which the settlement
was made. At the root of the orange tree,
which signifies the leading industry of to
day, is the date 1887, with June 6 under all.
Between the two trees is a key, which de
notes that New Smyrna is the key of the
east coast. The whole is surrounded by
"New Smyrna, Volusia county, Florida,”
within a double ring.
The only colored brick church outside of
Jacksonville in the State is nearing comple
tion in Gainesville. Mount Pleasant M. E.
Church will be 40x70 feet, with two “L’s,”
each 15x20 feet, to be used as locturo rooms.
The entrance is from Mount Pleasant street
through a vestibule, each side of which will
be class rooms. A gallery will span the
front of the auditorium, giving a seating
capacity to the church of ajxmt 400. A spire
some 50 feet in height will give to the edifice,
which is built of red brick, with stone and
block brick trimmings, a very imposing ap
pearance. The style of architecture is the
same as that of Rev. J. R. Sharpe's Method
ist church on E. Main street, and will cost
from $7,000 to SB,OOO when completed. The
colored people have raised about SI,OOO,
SSOO of which was donated by a Philadel
phia society. The same society loaned the
trustees of the church SI,OOO, leaving them
in debt some $5,000 or $6,000. The two
“L’s” will pot be built at present, all the
means being put in tho main building,
which is almost ready for the roof. Rev.
Peter Mcßae, the pastor, is anxious to in
close it so that services can be held therein
at no very distant day. This is Rev. Mc-
Rae’s third year as pastor of the church,
and he deserves much credit for his untiring
efforts in this commendable work. Only
about S4O was in the hands of the building
committee when he assumed the pastoral
The citizens of Brooksville and Hernando
county are working harmoniously together
to advance the interests of that particular
locality. The court house, by order of the
Board of County Commissioners, will im
mediately take its place in the centre of the
square in Brooksville, additional trees and
shrubbery will beautify the grounds, and an
artesian well will in the near futuro furnish
an unlimited supply of water. Fountains
and other charming features so attractive
to the lover of the beautiful in nature and
art will also be added. The Board
of Commissioners of Hernando coun
ty, in order to facilitate the speedy
accomplishment of the improvements
referred to, voluntarily agree to pay one
third of the expense which may be neces
sary to incur by the sinking of an artesian
well. No wonder Hernando county enjoys
the reputation of being a desirable locality
in which to seek a home. Her officials are
public-spirited and enterprising, and tho peo
ple of the county generally appreciate tneir
efforts to render both the town and the
county attractive. The wise poli<*v being
pursued bv the officials and people of Brooks
villo and Hernando county is commendable
and worthy of emulation. With such a
spirit uppermost in the minds of the people
of any locality success will reward their ef
forts. As long as the citizens of Hernando
county adhere to the jiolicy now being pur
sued by them they need have no fears of the
Exerciser at Johnsonvllle Academy.
JOHNSONVILLK, APPLING COUNTY., June
22.—The spring term closed at Johnsonvllle
Academy with an examination on June 16.
The examination was thorough and satis
factory. They have advanced rapidly
under the guidance of Prof. Branham, and
his patrons recognize their good fortune in
securing such an intelligent preceptor.
The exhibition on June 17 was very en-
joyable, as was indicated by the large and
appreciative audience present. Tho nota
tions and declamations wore well rendered
and elicit'd hearty applause. Avery amus
ing part of the programme was a dialogue,
“The Train to Mauro,” given by Miss Lola
Johnson. Mr. Charlie Youmans and Master
Charlie Gill. It was well personated and
heartily received. A drill in calisthenics
was an interesting feature, and tho girls
looked really soldierly as they obeyed their
order to "shoulder wands,” etc. Their uni
form (red blouse and white skirt) was quite
pretty, and it was with regret that the audi
ence saw them inarch from the stage at
tho conclusion of the drill.
And last, but not least in importance, was
the awai-ding of the prizes so studiously
worked for during the term. The first prize,
for general excellence, was won by Mr.
Charlie Youmans; the second, for composi
tion, by Mr. John Sessions; the third, for
elocution, by Miss Lola Johnson. Miss
Johnson's recitation was received by the au
dience with perfect sileime and rapt, atten
tion until the last word was uttered, when
there was a perfect storm of ap
plause. There were several who
deserve special attention, among them are
Miss Kate Johnson, Mr. Charlie Youmans
and Mr. John Pritchard. A special prize
was awarded Master Clifford Johnson, who
is only 5 years old.
This school will reopen in September,
and for the first t hree months will be a tree
school, giving these excellent advantages
to all in this county, and as the people are
beginning to realize tho importance of edu
cation, there will lie a full attendance.
And Sings Lullaby to Them Also.
Douglassville Star: A short timo ago
Mr. Aderholil, of Douglassville, saw a large,
black snake drive a pmrtridge away from
her nest and swallow tho eggs. A few days
later Mr. McElathors, of the same town,
saw a covey of partridges fiy out one by one
from the snake's nioutn and gather around
it. They had evidently just been hatched
from the eggs in the snake’s belly, and the
reptile seemed very fond of them. Not long
after this, Mr. Biitlor observed the snake
gliding through a jiateh of oats and picking
the kernels from thooatheads. After filling
its mouth tho snake would drop the kernels
on the ground to feed tho young partridges
as they ft*Uo<vd it.
New York, Boston and Philadelphia,
PASSAGE TO NEW YORK.
CABIN 830 00
EXCURSION 33 00
STEERAGE 10 00
PASSAGE TO BOSTON.
CABIN S2O 00
EXCURSION 33 00
STEERAGE 10 00
PASSAGE TO PHILADELPHIA.
(via New York).
CABIN $22 50
EXCURSION 36 00
STEERAGE 12 50
THE magnificent steamships of these lines
are appointed to sail as follows—standard
TO NEW YORK.
CHATTAHOOCHEE, Capt. H. C. Daoc.ktt,
FRIDAY, June 24, at 7:30 p. m.
TALLAHASSEE, Capt. W. H. Fisher, SUN
DAY, June 20, at 9:30 a. m.
CITY OF SAVANNAH. Capt. F. Smith, TUES
DAY, June 28, at 11:30 a. m.
CITY OF AUGUSTA. Capt. J. W. Catharine,
FRIDAY, July 1, at 2:30 p. m.
CITY OF MACON, Capt. W. Kelley, THURS
DAY, June 23, at 7 p. a.
GATE CITY, Capt. D. Hedge, THURSDAY,
June 80, at 2 p. a.
, [FOR FREIGHT ONLY.I
JUNIATA, Capt. S. L. Assins, SATURDAY,
June 25, at 8:30 a. a.
DESSOUG, Capt. N. F. Howes, SATURDAY,
July 2, at 3:30 p. a.
Through bills of lading given to Eastern and
Northwestern points and to ports of the United
Kingdom and the Continent.
For freight or passage apply to
C. G. ANDERSON, Agent,
City Exchange Building.
Merchants’ and Miners’ Transportation Com’y.
CABIN sl2 50
BEOC iSb CABIN Tim
r T''HF. STEAMSHIPS of this Company are ap
-1 pointed to sail from Savannah for Balti
more as follows—city time:
JOHNS HOPKINS, Capt. Foster, FRIDAY,
June 24, at 8:30 a. m.
GEORGE APPOLD, Capt. Billups, TUESDAY,
June 28, at 2:00 p. m.
JOHNS HOPKINS, Capt. Foster, MONDAY,
July 4, at 5:00 p. m.
GEORGE APPOLD, Capt. Billups, SATUR
DAY, July 9, at 10 a. m.
And from Baltimore on the days above named
at 3 p. m.
Through bills lading given to all points West,
ail the manufacturing towns in New England,
and to ports of the United Kingdom and the
JAS. B. WEST & CO., Agents,
114 Bay street.
SEA ISLAND ROUTE.
Steamer St. Nicholas.
Capt. M. P. USINA,
\X7TLL LEAVE Savannah from wharf foot of
TV Lincoln street for DOBOY, DARIEN,
BRUNSWICK and FERNANDINA, every TUES
DAY and FRIDAY at 6 p. m., city time, con
necting at Savannah with New York, Philadel
phia. Boston and Baltimore steamers, at Fer
nandina with rail for Jacksonville and all points
in Florida, and at Brunswick with steamer for
Freight received to within half hour of boat's
Freight not signed for 04 hours after arrival
will be at risk or consignee.
Tickets on wharf and boat.
C. WILLIAMS, Agent.
For Augusta and Way Landings.
From JUNE 6th until further notice the
Capt. W. T. GIBSON,
Will leave for AUGUSTA and WAY LANDINGS
Every Monday at 6 P. M.
Returning, arrive at Savannah SATURDAY
at 8 p. M. W. T. GIBSON, Manager.
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE
TampaJjiey West, Havana.
m-1 SOUTH BOUND.
Lv Tni JrSonday and Thursday 9:30 p. m.
Ar Krjyt Tuesday and Friday i p. m.
Ar IlaK.'j Wednesday and Saturday 6 a. m.
(M } NORTH BOUND.
Lv i "•sinesdav and Saturday noon.
Ar TlSinpa Thursday and Sunday 6 p. ni.
Connecting at Tamjsi with West India Fast
Train to aivl from Northern and Eastern cities.
For stateroom accommodation* apply to City
Ticket Office 8., F. & W. It'y, Jacksonville, or
Agent Plant Steamship Lino, Tampa.
C. D. OWENS, Traffic Manager.
H. S. HAINES, General Manager.
May 1, 1887.
FOREST CITY HILLS.
Prepared Stock Food for
Horses, Mules, Milch Cows
and Oxen. Made out of pure
grain. Guaranteed Sweet and
SOU EDIu BE
Savannah, Oa., June 19,1887.
ON au.(l after this date Passenger Trains will
run daily unless marked t, which are daily,
The standard time, by which these trains run,
is 36 minutes slower than Savannah city time:
No. 1. No. ?.. No. 5. No. 7.
Lv Savannah ,7:00 am 8:20 pin 5:15 pm 5:40 pm
Ar Guyton 6:40 pm
Ar MUlen 9:40 am 11:03 pm 7:30 pm 8:45 pm
Ar Augusta. .+1:45 pm 7:15 am 9:35 pm
Ar Macou 1:30 pm 3:20 am.
Ar Atlanta 5:30 pm 7:30 am
Ar Columbus.. 9:80 pm 2:45 pm
Ar Montg’ry. .7:26 am 7:09 pm
Ar Eufaula.. .4:83 am 3:50 pm
Ar Albany.. .10:00 pm 2:45 pm
Train No. 9t leaves Savannah 2:00 p. in,; ar
rives Guyton 8:00 p. m.
Passengers for Sylvania, Wrightsviile, Mil
ledgeville and Eatonton should take 7:00 a. in.
Passengers for Thomaston, Carrollton, Perry,
Fort Games, Talbotton, Buena Vista, Blakely
and Clayton should take the 8:20 p. m. train.
No. 2. No. 4. No. 6. No. 8.
Lv Augusta 10:00 pm 6:00 am
Lv Macon.. 10:35am 10:50pm
Lv Atlanta.. 6:50 am 0:50 pm
LvColumbus 11:00 pm 12:45 pm
LvMontg'ry. 7:25 pm 7:40 am
Lv Eufaula. .10:18 pm 10:49 am
Lv Albany . 5:05 am 11:55 am
LvMillen 2:28 pm 3:10 am 8:00 am 5:20 am
Lv Guyton.. 4:o3pm s:olam 9:27 am 6:55 am
Ar Savannah 5:00 pm 6:15 am 10:30 am 8:05 am
Train No. lOfieaves Guyton 3:10 p. m.; arrives
Savannah 4:25 p. m.
Sleeping cars on all night trains between Sa
vannah, Augusta, Macon and Atlanta, also Ma
con and Columbus.
Train No. 3, leaving Savannah at 8:20 p. m.,
will stop regularly at Guyton, but at no other
point to put oil passengers between Savannah
Train No. 4 ■will stop on signal at stations be
tween Millen and Savannah to take on passen
gers for Savannah.
Train No. 5 will stop on signal at stations be
tween Savannah and Millen to take on passen
gers for Augusta or points on Augusta branch.
Train No. 6 will stop in-tween Millen and Sa
vannah to put off passengers from Augusta and
points on Augusta branch.
Connections at Savannah with Savannah,
Florida and Western Railway for all points in
Tickets for all points and sleeping car berths
on sale at City Office, No. 30 Bull street, and
Depot Office 30 minutes before departure of
J. C. SHAW. G. A. WHITEHEAD,
Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent.
Charleston k Savannah Railway Cos.
CONNECTIONS made at Savannah with Sa-
I vannah, Florida and Western Railway.
Trains leave and arrive at Savannah by stand
ard time (90th meridian), which is 36 minutes
slower than city time.
No. 14* 88t 66* 78*
Lv Sav’b. .12:86 p m 4:00 p m 6:46 a m 8:23 p m
Ar Augusta 12:30 pm
Ar Beaufort 6:08 pm 10:15 a m
Ar P. Royal 6:20 p m 10:30 am
Ar Al'dafe.. 7:40 pm 8:15 p m 10:80 am
Ar Cha ston 4:43 p m 9:20 p m 11:40 a m 1:25 a m
33* 35* 27*
Lv Cha’ston 7:10 a m 3:85 p m 4:00 a m
Lv Augusta 12:35 pm
Lv Al’dale.. 5:10a m 3:07 pm
Lv P. Royal. ,7:00 a m 2:00 pm ?.
Lv Beaufort 7:12 am 2:13 pm
Ar Sav’h 10:15 a m 6:53 p m 6:41 a m
•Daily between Savannah and Charleston.
Train No. 78 makes no connection with Port
Royal and Augusta Railway, and stops only at
Ridgeland, Green Pond and Ravenel. Train 14
stops only at Yemassee and Green Pond, and
connects for Beaufort and Port Royal daily, and
for Allendale daily, except Sunday. Trains 35
and 66 connect from and for Beaufort and Port
For tickets, sleeping car reservations and all
other information apply to WM. BREN,
Special Ticket Agent, 22 Bull street, and at
Charleston and Savannah railway ticket office,
at Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
depot. C. S. GADSDEN, Supt.
The ton Cylinder Cotton Gin.
£ ———————— S
The new process of ginning cotton without saws.
FOR FULL PARTICULARS
SlllilijTllE CYLINDER GIN
Charleston, S. C.
A General Assortment
HARDWARE, STOVES, RANGES AND FUR
NACES. TINWARE. HOUSE FURNISHING
GOODS. AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
MENTS, WOODEN WARE, BAS
KETS, SILVER PLATED
WARE, POT AND AGATE
IRON WARES, ETC.,
FOR RALE BY
LOVELL & LATTIMORE,
155 and 157 Congress St., Savannah, Ga.
EDWARD LOVELL & SONS,
Iron and Turpentine Tools.
Office: Cor. State and Whitaker streets.
Warehouse: 138 and 140 State street.
—rtihL KrtWb 14/
CORNWELL Ac CIIIPMAN
T , AW ' v ’ ER f- doctors, ministers, merchants
.1.9 mechanics and others having books, maga*
sines, and other printed work to bo bound oil*
C S!i ! ft V *“® h work in the best si vie
of the binders ait at the MORNING NFVVM
lUNDERV, 3 Wuitaker mm ' ‘ E VS
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway,
[All trains on this road are run by Central
r PIME CARD IN EFFECT JUNE 19, 1887
X Passenger trains on this road will run daily
WEST INDIA FAST MAIL.
READ DOWN. READ UF
7:06 a m Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 p ra
12:30 p m Lv Jacksonville Lv 7:ooam
4:4opm Lv Sanford Lv I:lsam
9:00 pm Ar Tampa. Lv 8:00 p m
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
KBR#} V WW. L,
skisssi ••• istLs
Pullman buffet cars to and from New York
NEW ORLEANS EXPRESS.
7:o6am Lv Savannah Ar 7:sßpit
8:42 am Lv Jesup Ar 6:16 pm
9:50 am Ar Way cross Lv 5:05 pin
11:26 am Ar Callahan Lv 2:47 p m
12:00uoonAr Jacksonville Lv 2:06 p m
7:00 am Lv Jacksonville Ar 7:45 pm
10:15 am Lv Way cross Ar 4:4op~ra
12:04pm Lv Valdosta Lv 2:56pm
12:34 p m Lv Quitman Lv 2:28 nra
1:22 pm Ar Thomasville Lv 1:45 p m
3:85 p m Ar Bainbrldge Lv 11:25 a m
4:o4pm Ar.. Chattahoochee Lv 11:30 a m
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonville
and New York, to and from Waycross and New
Orleans via Pensacola.
EAST FLORIDA EXPRESS.
I:3opm Lv Savannah Ar 18-06 pm
P m - Jesup Lv 10:32 a m
40 *L n L A -Li qycrosa. Lv 9:23 ain
7:45pm Ar Jacksonville Lv 7:ooam
4:15 p m Lv. Jacksonville Ar 9:45 ain
7:2opm Lv Waycross Ar o:3sam
8:31 pin Ar Dupont Lv s:3oam
3:25 pm Lv Lake City.. . ~Ar 10:45 a m
3:4opm Lv Gainesville Ar 10:80am
6:55 p m Lv Hjive Oak Ar 7:10 am
8:40 pin Lv Dupont . ..Ar 5:26a m
10:56 p m Ar Thomasville Lv 3:25 am
Albany Lv l:2sara
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonville
and St. Louis via Thomasville, Albany, Mont
gomery and Nashville.
7:35 p m Lv Savannah Ar 6:10 a m
10:05pm Lv Jesup Lv 3:lsam
12:40 a m Ar .Waycross Lv 12:10 a m
s:3oam Ar Jacksonville Lv OffiOjTm
9:00 pin Lv Jacksonville Ar 5:30 a m
1:05 a m Lv. Waycross Ar 11:30 pTn
2:3oam Ar Dupont Lv 10:05pm
7:loam Ar Live Oak Lv 6:55pm
10:30 a m Ar..,,.. Gainesville Lv 3:46 p m
10:45 am Ar „ .Lake City r..Lv 3:25 pm
2:55 a m Lv Dupont Ar 9:35 pm
(1:30 am Ar Thomasville Lv 7:00 p m
11:40am Ar Albany Lv 4:oopm
Stops at all regular stations. Pullman
sleeping cars to and from Jacksonville and Sa
6:osam Uv Waycross Ar 7:oopm
10:25 am Ar Thomasville Lv 2:15 pm
Stops at all regular and flag stations.
3:4spmLv Savannah Ar 8:80am
6:10 pmAr... Jesup Lv 5:25 am
Stops at all regular and flag stations.
At Savannah for Charleston at 6:45 a m. (ar
rive Augusta via Y’emassee at 12:30 p m), 12:26
p m and 8:23 pm; for Augusta and Atlanta at
< :00 am, 5:15 pin and 8:20 pm; with steamships
for New York Sunday, Tuesday and Friday; for
Boston Thursday: for Baltimore every fifth day.
At JESUP for Brunswick at 3:30 a m and 3:85
p m; for Macon 10:30 a m and 11:07 p m.
At WAYCROSS for Brunswick at 10:00 a m and
5:05 p m.
At CALLAHAN for Femandina at 2:47 p mj
for Waldo, Cedar Key, Ocala, etc , at 11:27 a m.
At IJVE OAK for Madison, Tallahassee, etc.,
at 10:58 a m and 7:30 p m.
At GAINESVILLE for Ocala, Tavares, Brook*-
ville and Tampa at 10:55 am.
At ALBANY for Atlanta, Macon, Montgom
ery, Mobile, New Orleans, Nashville, etc.
At CHATTAHOOCHEE for Pensacola, Mobile,
New Orleans at 4:14 p m.
Tickets sold and sleeping car berths secured
at BREN'S Ticket Office, and at the Passenger
WM. r. HARDEE, Gen. Pass. Agent.
R. G. FLEMING Superintendent
South Florida Railroad.
Central Standard. Time.
ON and after MONDAY, June 13, 1887, train*
will arrive and leave as follows:
•Daily. Htaliy except Sundays, 7Daily ex
LIMITED WEST INDIA F4.ST MAIL.
Leave Jacksonville (J., T and K, W.) *12:30 p
m, Sanford 4:40 p m; arrive Tampa 9:00 p m.
Returning leave Tampa 8:00 p m, Sanford
1:00am; arrive Jacksonville (J.,T. and K W.)
6:30 a m.
Leave Sanford for Tampa and way
stations tj 8:40 a m
Arrive at Tampa -.tj 1:35 pm
Returning leave Tampa at +j 9:00 a m
Arrive at Sanford til 1:45 p m
Leave Sanford for Kissim
mee and way stations at.+lo:2oam and 5:00 pm
Arrive at Kissimmee at t l:2opmand7:ospm
Returning leave Kissimmee +6:ooam and 2:15 p m
Arrive at Sanford +B:2oamands:3spm
Lv Bartow Junction... +11:45 a m and * 7:40 pra
Ar Bartow 12:56 p m and 8:40 pm
Returning Lv Bartow..+ 9:30 a m and * 6:00 p m
Ar Bartow Junction. . 10:40 am and 7:10 pia
PEMBERTON FERRY BRANCH.
Operated by the South Florida Railroad.
♦Leave Bartow for Pemberton Ferry
and way stations at 7:15 a m
Arrive at Pemberton Ferry at 9:50 a m
‘ Returning leave Pemberton Ferry at. 5:00 pm
Arrive at Bartow at 8:00 pm
Jl-eave Pemberton Ferry 7:00 am
Arrive Bartow 11:29 am
+Leave Bartow 12:40 p tu
Arrive Pemberton Ferry 4:50 p IB
SANFORD AND INDIAN RIVER R. R.
Leave Sanford for Lake Charm and
way stations 5:50 pm
Arrive Lake Charm. 7:15 p ra
I-eave Lake Charm 6:30 a ra
Arrives at Sanford 8:00 a m
Connects at Sanford with the Sanford and
Indian River Railroad for Oviedo and points on
I-ako Jesup, with the. People’s Line anu Deßary
Line of steamers, and J. T. and K. W. Ry. for
Jacksonville aud all intermediate points on the
St. John’s river, and with steamers for Indian
river and the Upper St. John’s.
At Kissimmee with steamers for Forts Myers
and Bassinger and points on Kissimmee river.
At Pemberton Ferry with Florida Southern
Railway tor ail points North aud West, and at
Bartow with the Florida Southern Railway for
Fort Meade and points South.
Connects at Tampa with steamer "Margaret"
for Palina Sola. BraldontoWn, Palmetto, Mana
tee mill all points on Hillsborough and Tampa
Also, with tin- elegant mail steamships “Mas
cotte’’ and “Olivette,” of the Plant Steamship
Cos., for Key West and Havana.
Through t leketa sold at all regular stations M
points North, East ami West.
Baggage checked through.
Pa: seugors for Havana can leave Sanford on
Limited West India Fast Mail train at 4:40 p m
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, connecting
same evening with steamer at Tampa.
Gi-neral Freight and Ticket Agent_
SUBURBAN it lILWAY.
City and Suburban Railway.
Savannah, Ga., May 31. 1387.
ON snd after WEDNESDAY, Juno Ist,
following schedule will be run on the Out
side Line: _
LEAVE I AItRIVE ]LEAVE ISI.EI LEAVE
CITY. j CITY. |OF HOPF, UONTOOMEKI
*7:00 I 6:60 6:25 ■■■■•
19:25 ! 8:40 8:15 7:60
•*3:2.-. 2:00 1:80
+7:15 | 6:10 6:15 5 _
There will be m ■ early t rain from isle of Hep*
on Sunday morning. . .
•For Montgomery only. Passengers for i*j
of Hope go via Montgomery without extu
charge. Thin train afford* parents a cheap**-
curslon before breakfast lor young chiiar
with nurses. _ ...
•♦This 3:25 p. m. train last out of city Bunds/
'flernoon. . .-
"i Saturdays this train leaves city at '; 4 ’
i • ■ J, H. JOHN'BTOV
r PO COUNTY OFFICERS. Books and Blank]
* required by eotiuty officers for the u**
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the MORNING NEWS PRINTING HUUSE- 4
” hi taker street, Savannah.