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BLUN BROUGHT BACffli
HIS ARRIVAL AND INCARCERA
TION IN THE JAIL.
The Doubt Concerning His Return
Removed- The False Impressions
About the Status of the Case--Gov.
Hill’s Delay in Honoring the Requisi
tion-Inspector Byrnes Suspicious
Mr. Dußignon Will Move for Sen
Those who heard yesterday that the
*t<>anier City of Savannah had brought
bark Charles S. Blun and that he was
safely lodged in jail were exceedingly sur
prised, for it was not thought that ht would
ever return, or that the barred and bolted
doors of Chatham county jail would ever
close upon him. This impression was the
result of the general misconception of the
status of the case. By some it was thought
that after he hail been convicted of keeping
a gambling room a line had been imposed
upon him, and he had left without paying
that fine. Thinking so, the conclusion
was arrived at that if his brother paid the
fine justice would be satisfied, and the fugi
tive would be allowed to go his way in peace
A rumor was started that his brother had
paid the fine, and that he was a free man,
but that was not true. He was convicted
and was released pending sentence on a bond
of $.500, upon which T. F. Johnson was se
curity. It was while at large under this
bond that he ran away, and sentence was
never passed upon him.
ANOTHER WRONG IMPRRSSION.
The other idea was that he was to be
brought back in the interest of Mr. John
son, his bondsman, and Mr. Johnson himself
was of that opinion, and ho stated that if
Capt. Blun would pay him the amount of
the bond and some expenses to which he
had been put, he would not insist on having
the fugitive returned. Of this impression
his mind was relieved by Mr* dußignon,
who informed him that the requisition was
issued in the name of the State; that the
State asked the return of a fugitive that the
sentence of court might be passed upon
him, and no money settlement of any kind
could at all effect tho return. These are the
reasons that so many expressions of sur
prise were heard when it was bruited abroad
yesterday that Blun was in jail.
located in new YORK.
After Blun’B escape from here the author
ities were at a loss to know what had be
come of him, but a few days later he was
located in Now York where his family is,
and a detective was sent onto bring him
back. Requisition pajzers were obtained
from Gov. Gordon, and armed with those
the detective went to Albany, N. Y.,fora
gubernatorial warrant from Gov. Hill, au
thorizing him to cause tho arrest of
Charles Blun and bring him back to
Georgia, but much to the detective’s
surprise, Gov. Hill refused to issue tho war •
rant on the ground that in so light a case as
mi demeanor he would require proof of con
viction. This caused a delay, hut in due
course of time the proofs were forwarded
from here and the executive warrant was
issued. Blun had been located in New
York in the meantime and ns soon as the
papers were had Inspector Byrnes was call
ed upon to arrest the man and turn him
over to the Georgia officer.
THE INSPECTOR SUSPICIOUS.
The detective, however, had let Inspector
Byrnes know that Blun’s bondsman was in
terested in having him brought hack and
would give him a fee for so doing, and
Byrnes became somewhat suspicious. Ho
was afraid that the only purpose of the
arrest was to bring a pressure to bear on
Capt. Blun to, in a measure, force him to
reimburse his brother’s bondsman, and
thet having been done Blun would be turned
loose in'New York, and thus the maohinesy
of the law would be put to a service for
which it was not intended. 80 he informed
the detective that he would deliver the pris
oner to him on board the steamer on the
day she was to sail. A short while before
the City of SavanMih was to put out, on
Thursday last, he took his prisoner aboard
and on the deck of the vessel delivered him
to the detective. His men then remained
about the wharf until the steamer had left,
and then reported to the Inspector that she
had departed with her charge on board.
awaiting his arrival.
During the time oecupiod by the voyage,
the return of Blun has been a topic of great
interest in this city. It was feared by some
that he would he permitted to land at Ty bee,
or some other point, and escape from there,
but this fear was the result of the false im
pressions concerning the reasons for which
he was brought back. The steamer should
have reached the city at about 10 o'clock
Saturday night, and had she done so there
would have been a number of people on
the wharf to see whether Blun hail
really returned, and also what disposition
would be made of him, but she was delayed,
and not until 11:45 yesterday morning did
she reach her wharf. When the passengers
disembarked Blun and his captor were
among them. They walked off the wharf
and stepping into a carriage that was await
ing, drove rapidly away. Twenty minutes
later Blun walked through the doorway of
the iail and the heavy iron lock of the door
clanked behind him. It may readily be
surmised that he was not upheld by any ex
ceeding buoyancy of spirits, but he takes
his capture quietly and has nothing to say.
Mr. dußignon will move his sentence to
day, and it is probable that the court will
pass it. It is the custom of the court to im
pose fines for keeping gambling rooms, but
the aggravated circumstances of this ease
render surmises as to the court's probable
action of little account. It may be, how
evor, that in view of the fact that Blun's
family now resides in New York, and* that
he will in all probability take up his resi
dence there immediately after his release,
the court will impose a light sentence with
the understanding that he will immediately
leave the State and remain away.
The Heavy Rains Force the Church-
Goers to Remain at Home.
The inclemency of the weather yesterday
had a very marked effect on tho congrega
tions at about all the churches. The con
stant dripping of the water and frequent
heavy showers were too much for the aver
age church-goer. The morning services
were fairly well attended, but the downpour
of rain at about the time for evening service
was so extremely heavy that few ventured
out. Rev. Dr. J. W. Rogan was to have de
livered one i >t' liis series of talks to young
men on “Money—lt’s Use and Abuse; or.
How to Make, How to Save, How to Sfiend,"
but so few were present that the expected
talk was deferred to a more propitious oc
Rev. Myron Holley, of St. Phillip’s, At
lanta, preached at Christ church in tho
morning and afternoon, and nt both ser
vices he had unusually large congrogatiohs.
Mr. Holley is an excellent reader and ail
eloquent preacher, and the congregations
that heard him were very much pleased.
B ith few exceptions there were no ser
vices at night.
Walked Off the Boat.
John Brown, a colored catqenter, while
at work on the steamer Katie, on Saturday
evening between 5 and ti o’clock, was
drowned. He was working on the wheel
house, but thetsun was too warm for him.
to he got down on the lower deck and
walked aft. That was the last seen of him
by those on the boat, He was observed by
a negro boy who was some distance further
down on the wharf. The boy saw him as he
wont down the last time, and immediately
informed tboHe on the boat of the accident.
His hat was noticed floating on top of the
Brown was about 40 years of ago and be
longed to Jonesville, hi. C.. where his wife
resides, (the was informed of the accident
and cauv? to tin city yesteniay. Winn, the
diver, was diving for Use body yesterday
morning, but it baa not been recovered.
A RAINY DAY.
Pour From Early Morning
~"Till Alter Midnight.
The clouds that ovorlWfcpf the city early
yesterday morning began to let down their
surplus water about !) o’clock, and there
was rather a heavy shower, which
was followed by a slight cessation, and
that was succeeded by another shower, and
thus a drizzle and a hard rain alternated all
day. Not for a moment did the rain stop
altogether, and at 2 o’clock this morning it
was still falling with its monotonous patter.
At times it fell in torrents, pouring down
until gytters and roadways were tilled.
Down every street rushed two streams of
water, and every depression in the pave
ment was a basin full to overflowing.
The amount of water that fell was some
thing extraordinary. The rain gauge in
the signal service station marked 2.09 inches
at 11 o’clock last night and the rain was
still falling. This is by no means an un
precedented fall, for it has lxien equaled
twice in the last, two years, and in August,
1885, there was a fall of 5 inches in one day,
but it is not common for so much to fall
without a let-up.
Thu cause was a backward movement of
a high barometer area from the northeast.
Southwest currents of air ladened with
vapor wore moving this way from the Gulf,
and the high area in the northeast started
down, bringing with it northeast Atlantic
winds that were likewise near the
point of saturation. They met here and the
result was the precipitation. The barome
ter last night showed a graduation in the
atmosphere from Key West to Boston, hut
the high seemed to lie making its way down,
for Mobile and Montgomery got rain late
in the day.
There are no indications that this will l>e
followed by cool weather, as was a similar
movement about ten days ago, for the low
est thermometer in the Northeast was 6i}°,
while Savannah recorded a minimum of only
68*. The range of the thermometer yester
day was quite small, the maximum being
TU.6°, while the minimum was 68.3. Thero
are no immediate prospects of a return to
the extremely hot weather, however.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
There were five arrests for disorderly con
duct and one for larceny yesterday.
Georgia Tent No. 151, Independent Order
of Rechabites, will hold a regular meeting
this evening and elect officers.
The sale of reserved seats for the Fords’
next performance to-morrow and Wednes
day night will begin at Davis Bros, this
A regular meeting of Calanthe Lodge No.
28, Knights of Pythias, will be held this
evening, and the election of officers will
The Georgia Infirmary Airl Association
concert, by the colored people at the Theatre
to-night, is given for the benefit of the In
DeKalb Lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F., will
hold a meeting this evening, at which
officers will tie elected and some new mem
bers will he initiated.
The Savannah Yacht Club will meet at
Ford’s Theatre to-day, to consider altering
Rule 111. of the sailing regulations, and to
attend to matters of business pertaining to
An unknown negro woman was danger
ously stabbed yesterday afternoon in a
house on Cooper street lane* and it is said
that she was cut by a negro named Charles
Harris. Dr. Norton attended her and pro
nounced her condition dangerous. Harris
lia-s not been apprehended.
A meeting will bo held at the office of Mr.
IV. Robertson, the English Pro-Consul, No.
ltay street, at 8:30 o’clock this even
ing, for the purpose of completing the or
ganization of the Cricket and Athletic
Club. Those desiring to become members
are invited to be present.
TO TEST THEIR MERIT.
The Jennie S. and the Zinga to Sail for
Com. Demere mid Mr. George McAlpin,
the former the owner of the Jennie S., the
latter of the crew of the Zinga, have at last
arranged a race between the two yachts, to
test their relative merits and settle the-long
disputed matter as to which is the better
lHKit. The contest will come otf on the
Fourth of July, when the regatta will take
place. Both" the yachts will be in
the regatta, but if it can be
so arranges! they will lie made a special
class. They will be started some minutes
ahead of the other boats in order that they
may have a free and uninterrupted course
over which to sail. On the return the other
lmatfi will give them the right of way as
much as possible, that there may be a fair
test of the speed of the two crafts. The
first idea of the gentlemen interested was to
sail for a certain amount of money, but as
they both concluded afterward that it
would lie better not to sail for money
each will put up a basket of ehainpague and
the winner will have the honor of drawing
the corks. The Jennie S. and the Zinga are
undoubtedly the most popular racers here.
A contest between these two is always a
matter of interest and the announcement
of a race for the championship will be sufli
cient to insure the assembling of a large
number of spectators on that eventful
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
The new depots recently erected at Hunt
ington and DeSoto, on the eastern extension
of the Americas, Preston and Lumpkin
railroad were opened for handling freight
on Monday last. J. W. Jordan, Jr., is the
agent at Huntington and Oscar E. Lowe at
DeSoto. The depot at Cobb will be comple
ted in a few days. Track laying in Dooly
county is progressing finely and will soon
roach Gum Creek when the name of that
station will be changed to Coney, in honor
of S. W. Coney, Vice President of the road.
An attachment was levied at Greenville,
S. C., Mondav by Sheriff Gilreath, on the
road bed, rigfit of way, franchise and real
property of the Atlantic, (taxmville and
Western railway in this oouffrv and on the
real estate and bonds belong..ig to Susong
& Cos., who control the road. The attach
ment was nmde in the suit of W. E. Sulli
van, against Susong & Cos., for $10,500, bal
ance due him on a grading contract. Susong
<fc Cos. own the fair grounds in the city an>\
have $16,000 of township bonds on depo ..
in the National Bank, all of which was at
tached. Mr. Sullivan was one of flhe
principal contractors on the grading
of tho road, and when the road was
turned over to Susong & Cos., he was
paid a portion of the nmoiuit duo him
and promised tho remainder. It is leanest
that the suit in no manner prejudices the
road or the credit of Susong <t Cos. When
the firm assumed control of the road they
took also its liabilities, including a claim of
Mr. Sullivan for grading. Part of that
account was |wid to Mr. Sullivan in cash.
The original company had previously trans
ferred to Mr. Sullivan several thousand dol
lars in notes of private parties. Susong &
Cos. now claim that, including those notes,
they have a 1 ready overbid Mr. Sullivan,
anil they refuse to pav more until the notes
are accounted for. The suit is simply a dis
pute over a settlement, and does not affect
the road itself one way or the other.
Excellence Without Extravagance.
This is the motto of the famous United States
Hotel at Boston, mid it lives up to it most con
scientiously. while Its central location mikes It
u most convenient one for all Southern and
Western people visiting the East. Two thousand
six hundred horse cars pass its doors daily I
If you like a nice thin Flannel Coat and Vest,
varied patterns, we can fit you. They are not
only attractivetnil comfortable and stylish. B.
H. ijesy K Urn., 181 Congress street.
Just received, a:i entire new line of Pongee
1 h'r.ets and Vests nt Appel & Schaul’s
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 27, 1887.
No Lien Prior to the Affreightment
Contract on Cotton Compressed In
Judge Pardee, of the United States Cir
cuit Court of Louisiana, has rendered an
important decision in a suit brought in New
Orleans to establish a maratime lien for the
compressing of cotton when the compressing
was done inland and before any contract
for affreightment binding on the ship was
made, which is of interest here, where the
same practice prevails as at New Orleans.
Compressing cotton for shipment by ves
sel or railroad, Judge Pardee decides, is
land business. The demand of the libelant
in the case which he decided was, in effect,
to establish a maritime lien for the com
pressing of cotton, when the compressing
was performed inland and before any con
tract, of affreightment, binding on the ship,
was made. The statement of the case
showed that there can be no lien for such
compressing. In the port of New Orleans
the custom and usage was and is that bills
of lading of cotton are made and
rates are fixed with reference to the de
livery to the ship of uncompressed cotton,
and that when compressed cotton is deliver
ed to a ship the ship repays the cost of
compressing. Concede such a custom, Judge
Pardee said, and it' can have no greater ef
fect than an express contract to the same
purport lietnreen the master and the ship
per. Such an express contract is in sub
stance an agreement to make ft rebate on
the freighter compressed cotton and to pay
such rebate before the freight is earned, or,
in other words, the ship, in consideration of
freight to tie earned, agrees to pay down a
Maritime liens are stricti juris, and
do not arise on all contracts made
by the owners to result in benefit to the
ship. Many examples might be given. It
is only where the contract to result in bene
fit to the shin is a maritime contract that a
lien on the ship arises. Whether a contract
is or not a maratime contract depends on its
subject, matter, i. e. whether it provides for
maritime services, maritime transactions
or maritime casualties. In the present case
the contract has reference to the obtaining
of a cai'go and is to be performed before
the voyage is commenced and without
reference to the result. A policy of insur
ance on a ship is a maritime contract, but
no lien results for the premium. There if
no lien for commissions on advances nor fJi
obtaining freights. A shipping broker has
no lien for services in procuring a charter
party. The services of a solicitor of freight
are not maritime in character and create
no lien on the vessel. t
Judge Blown says s' “The distinction be
tween preliminary services leading to a mar
itime contract, and such contracts
themselves have been affirmed in this coun
try from the first and not yet departed
from. It furnishes a distinction capable of
somewhat easy application. If it be broken
down I do not perceive any other dividing
line for excluding from the admiralty many
other sorts of claims which have a reference
more or less near or remote to navigation
and commerce. If the broker of a charter
party be admitted the insurance broker
must follow, the drayman, the expressman
and all others who perforin services having
reference to a voyage either in contempla
tion or executed.”
And so the responsibilities of the ship on
account of cargo must lie held to commence
with the delivery of the goods to the ship
and be confined to the transportation to and
safe delivery of the goods at the port of de
livery, and to the perfomance of such mari
time services as mav lawfully be agreed
upon. If charges and expenses necessary to
the ship and to the conduct of its business,
but preliminary to the contract of affreight
ment, are admitted as maritime liens, there
will be no end of the business that may be
drawn to the admiralty. Compressing,
ginning, baling, and perhaps picking
cotton, may each ripen into a lien
on the ship that eventually contracts
to carry the cotton from the country.
The principle on which the decisions rest
as to lien or no lien is, “that the test is to
be applied to the subject and not to the ob
ject—that is to say, it is the subject matter
of the contract which must be maritime
and not the mere object—the ship.” The
subject of tho libelants’ contract under the
custom claimed was not the carrying of the
cotton, but was preliminary thereto, and
was not a maritime contract and no lien
arises. The exception was maintained and
the libel dismissed with costs.
New Orleans, June 36.—Birmingham
tried a local shoemaker who was ambitious to
be a pitcher. He has goodjstuff in him, but
does not know what to do with his skill.
He was hit hard and often, and by the most
daring kind of base running, as well as er
rors of the visitors, the locals piled up sev
enteen runs. Ewing and Mover did great
battery work, and up to the seventh
inning not a hit had been made by Birming
ham. Then Doherty and Kent made
singles and in the next inning Merritt hit
sufe. This is all Birmingham did with the
stick. New Orleans fielded brilliantly and
did not make an error. Charlie Hantzo was
tried at first by Birmingham, and Diestel
signet! him and Han tel, the young catcher.
Birmingham left to-night. The score by
New Orleans 1 0930400 o—l 7
Birmingham 0 0000000 0— 0
Batteries—Arata and Taylor, Ewing and Mc-
Base hit*—New Orleans 22, Birmingham 3.
Stolen bases—New Orleans 17. -
Cincinnati. 20000000 I—S
Louisville 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 x— 7
At Ridgewood, L. I
Brooklyn 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0-6
Athletic 10010100 1-4
M. Hamilton, Deputy Collector of
Customs, returned home on the steamship
City of Savannah, which arrived yesterday
morning. He has been North on a brief va
Prof. J. Mngath is spending a few days in
the city with friends, prior to a trip to Eu
rope. He will sail for New York on Tues
day with a jtarty of (Jeorgians, whom he
will take across the water.
Among the arrivals at the Harnett House
were A. C. Drew. J. Drew, Coosawhatchie,
S. C.; James S. Phillips, Port Royal, S. C.;
H. L. Rodgers, Sumter, S. C.:' W. H. King,
H. Logan, Chatham county; T. N. Morgan,
Macon; J. W. O’Berry, Owensboro: W. IS.
Crosby, T. B. Jebb, New York; C. H. Whit
tier, Boston, Mass.; J. H. Grady, Elizabeth,
N. J.; H. P. Kolland, Edinburgh, Scotland;
J. W. Gaylord, Adrian, Mich.; E. A. Sny
der, H. R. Walker, Chicago, III.; J. C. Lof
tin, Wavcross: T. A. Davis and wife, St.
Paul, Minn.; W. C. Hulsted and wife, Hart
ford, Conn. '**’
At the Pulaski House were J). C. Town
send, A. G. Tunstull, M. Shannon, J A.
Horan, Rotiert W. Hopkins, New York; R.
W. Long. Cordova, Ala.: James M. Gray,
M. J. Callahan, W. J. Roonev, Augusta;
E. E. Griffin, Bain bridge; J. F. Corcoran,
Charleston; J. W. Porter, A. D. Hicks, R.
S. Tomlin, Philadelphia.
At the Screven House were J. T<cvy and
wife, Mrs. A. A. Chase, Thomasville; Mrs.
P. H. McGrath, Atlanta; Maj. W. B Hall
and wife, .1. R. Duggan, Baltimore; W. P.
Baya, Jacksonville: E. A. Soheper, Beau
fort, S. C. ;R. R. Muller, Louisville, Ky.;
J. Steimeyer, New York; G. W. Hart,
Philadelphia: P. Johnson, London; E. L.
Crawford, Baltimore; J. L. Foster, Darien.
Concerning a popular hotel in Savannah,
On., the Florida Timrs-Union says: “We
note from the hotel arrival- as published in
the Savannah papers, that the Harnett
House still leads all the other hotels in the
city. In fact they have as many as the
others combined. There is a good install
ment of Floridians always registered there.”
Blazing bargains in Boy "a Suita, Shirts and
Shirt Waists, at B. 11. Levy & Bro., 181 Congress
WILES OE THE FAKIRS.
How the Gullible ' Guy" and Hla Money
Are Gathered in at Fairs.
From the Chicago Hail.
“You think I’m fly, don’t you?”
“Werry? Well, yes; lam werry. That’s
where your head is level. My regards.”
The old man settled himself back in the
big chair with the uncomfortable wooden
arms, pushed his heels a little further up on
the barroom table, raised his glass of whisky
and water with beaming courtesy, clinked
it against another glass, and emptied it at a
asking me about fakirs, ain’t
you?” he resumed, with an alcoholic mel
lowness in his voice. “That’s where you
are level-headed again. If there’s any one
who knows anything about the subject I’m
the man. I’ve been a fakir, let me see,
“Ten years, perhaps.”
“Every one of them; every one of fifteen.
Werry likely every one of twenty. Things
is changin’ in fakin’ as they are in every
thing else. The competition is fierce nowa
days, I tell you, and if you want to make
anything out of the wheel or the shell or the
cards you’ve got to be as smart as a bank
“The wheel f’
“Yes, the wheel is one of the favorite
games nowadays. The shells is another and
the cards is a "third. And there’s fraud in
all of them. Ha, ha: When I think o’ the
lots of people as is fooled day after day it do
make me gigvky”
The old mart giggled so much that he had
to have some more whisky and water, es
pecially whisky, to bring his muscles back
into their normal state and bis thoughts into
their ordinary channel. Then he struck a
big chunk of philosophy. Said he; “if peo
ple what gets fooled didn’t always think they
were a heap smarter tiian the people what
fools ’em they wouldn’t get left so often.
Fakirs live by making other people believe
they are smarter than they themselves are.
Take that idea out, and there wouldn't be
any game left.”
“Let's begin with the wheel.”
“Well, the wheel, then. The wheel is a
circle marked out on a table covered with
oil-cloth. The table is four or five feet long
by three or four wide, and divided into parts
so it can be folded up easily. The circle is
divided into little sections, painted red,
white, and blue. In the middle of the circle
is a brass or steel spear, fixed on a pivot so
as to swing. Eakirs follow fairs and circuses
nnd horse vacas most generally, though they
go wherever there is a crowd, especially of
country people. Well, now I set up my table
on the fair grounds, say. I bet any one a
dollar or two, or any sum they like, against
any of my three colors. Suppose there are
eighteen color sections and $1 on each. Red
wins. I lose six reds, but I can pay it out of
the other twelve winnings and be square.
But if the game is kept up long enough I get
all the money.” >
“Well, in my table there is a little groove
running from the edge close to the p.vot of
the spear. In the groove, and connected
with a little spring in the edge, is a strong
“The pinch. It pinches the countryman's
dollars without their even suspecting it, for
the whole arrangement is all covered with
the oilcloth. It ain’t often all the colors are
covered. There will be favorites, aud you
can bet as much as you like on any color.
Well, I have a partner, don’t 3*oll know, for
I wouldn’t be no good without a partner.
He leans over the table very careless like,
and gets his fingers over the ‘spring in the
edge.’ He keeps his eye on the colors, and
when the majority of the money is laid on
the color he, hy gently pressing the spring,
stops the spear on another color —the one on
which he has bet. Well, if the crowd
gets follerin’ him in his bets, why he lets
himself lose and we rake in the big pile
“But does not the crowd suspect him?”
“It would if he stayed long enough.
But after he is here awhile he leaves and
another plays it; he goes and a third
comes. We travel in crowds of three or four
or five. All the men run various games of
their own, and after the show divide up the
“Of course, you always divide fairly ?”
“Sometimes we do and sometimes we
don’t. Werry often there is disputin’and
fights, but everything generally ends in
peace, because we can only work well in
gangs. Instead of colors’on the wheel,
we sometimes have a figure, an eagle, or
Gen. Jackson, or something else. The bet
ting is that the point of the spear will stop
over that figure. As there is only one
chance out of a lot, the fakir gives big odds
—sometimes S2O to sl. But the country
man never gets that money; the player on
the secret spring is always around in games
“Now, the shell games.”
“The shell is a great game. It is played
generally with three half shells of English
walnuts and a little gum ball about as big
as a pea. The ball is made of stuff used in
printing-press rollers. I throw out the
shells on a table, place one of them over
the ball, and move them all about. Where
is the ball i Bet anybody he cant’t find it.
WeU, some fellow is sure he has followed me
in my movements. He has seen me put n
certain shell over the ball. I took good
(Mire that he noticed it. That was the bait.
He bets me $lO, S2O that he can pick out the
shell over the ball. I liet. He picks up the
shell that he had kept his eye on. Well, the
ball is not there. It is under another shell.
I win. Now, that's as easy as preachin'. As
I move the shell about I manage to press a
linger against the ball, which sticks to the
finger, and I quietly place it under another
shell. So you see Mr. Smarty was sold
again. The shells bring in money fast. The
Izets are big. We have to put up liberally,
though, to people in charge of fairs and
other such gatherings to lie allowed to run.
Then special officers have got to be remem
“Don't the people who are—are——”
“Don’t they ever grumble?”
“They do. So its the 1 nisi ness of a fakir,
then, to be cool and quick. I’ve stood un
armed in a crowd of a hundred or two hun
dred men, ail ready to kill me, and I just
laughed away their threats. But if we are
cornered we must fight our way through,
und we do it. But our aim is to live in quiet
and peace. We want to escape attracting
any attention. The shells bring in some
times fBOO a day. We don’t keep the
money about us. As fast as wo win we
pretend to let a partner win it from us, so
that if we should be locked up, and any vic
tim wants his money back, nothing is found
on us. Sometimes the confederate is a
“Are fakirs often arrestedP’
“No; very rarely. I knew one—Big
Harry, whom you can find round most any
night when he is not away on business—
who was arrested last fall in Rich
mond, Va., for playing the shells and got
four months. The punishment sur
prised and told on him so much that he
will give Richmond a wide berth here
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Boys’ Bult3 at Less Than Half Cost.
The Famous, 140 Congress street, has laid
one side one hundred Boys’ Suits, to be sold
for $3 60 to clear out. Every one worth
$7 00. Tho first to rail for them will have
first pick. ' •>'
Call ami look at the elegant Pongee Coats
and Vests at Appel & Bchaul’s.
The recent cool wave was caused by a heavy
arrival of lieut*’ pongee Suit* and other thin
garments at H. & Bro's.
Over SBO 000 Scattered in Brooks
County This Season.
The Quitman Free. Press says: The indus
try of raising watermelons for shipment is
comparatively anew one in Brooks county,
but it has been tried sufficiently to develop
the fact that there’s money in it. Up to
date fully 300 carloads have been shipped
from Brooks county, and these cars nave
netted an average of more than SIOO per car.
The season has just opened up good, and
there are at least 300 car loads yet to be
skipped. It is true that the last shipments
don't yield so large a profit as the earlier
ones, but taking the crops all together it is
safe to estimate that on her 500 and more
car loads Brooks county will receive up
ward of $50,000 from her watermelon crop
Figures don’t lie, and here are the figures
to show that the county will realize fully
$50,000 on this year’s crop: Judge J. M.
Shearer, one of Brooks county's most thor
ough-going and progressive farmers, has al
ready received $317 as the proceeds
from a fifteen-acre patch, and he has one
car on the track and will get at
least one more from the patch. With
these two cars yet to hear from it is safe to
estimate that the Judge will realize S3OO
from his fifteen-acre crop. It is true that
this is one of the best yields and best sales
in the whole county, hut if the entire acre
age of the county be computed at one-half
this rate there will still remain an income of
$50,000 with room for deducting a consider
Brooks is head and shoulders above any
other county engaged in the business, and
she is likely to remain so. She raises more
melons and finer aud larger melons than any
county#n Georgia, she has them ready for
shipment before any other county, and pay's
better prices for them than any other coun
ty. One of the first cars shipped this sea
son netted its owner $223. The report had
gone forth that the enterprising county of
Lowndes had received $225 for a car, but
investigation showed that, it was purchased
by a local buyer, and that the $225 was
Quitman is the acknowledged headquar
ters for this business in Southwest Georgia,
as is shown by the fact that the railroad and
commission men congregate here in such
numbers. Asa matter of course this ben
efits the merchants and business men of
Quitman generally. In fact, it would be
hard to estimate the amount of good the
town does receive from this business. The
long stretch of summer dullness is broken
bv a lively, bustling, busy six weeks that
almost makes one think we are in the midst
of the cotton season.
Long live the Kolb Gem, and may the
love of the Yankees for them grow as rap
idly as they dc.
FLIGHTS OF BOTTLES.
Spookish Pranks in a .Washington
House Said to be Haunted.
A Washington dispatch to the New York
World sayg; An old brick house op Four
and a Half street and Missouri avenue is
said to lie haunted. The building, a three
story structure, is occupied by a colored
man named Pendleton and his family. The
house is kept as a hotel, but at present there
are very few guests in it. A few days ago the
inmates were startled at sounds indicating
a crash of glassware outside. They rushed
out and were greeted with a shower of beer
and soda water bottles, pieces of lead pipe
and other missiles, apparently hurled from
the other side of the house. In the rear is
a high brick fence, over which it would be
practically impossible for any one to climb.
Going through the building to see where the
missiles came from, no one could be found,
and almost immediately the shower of bot
tles began to fall from the other side. This
has been repeated at intervals since, even in
the day time.
Other curious things have happened in the
house. Pendleton has repeatedly gathered
up many of the bottles and deposited them
inside in an empty room and locked the
door. He declares that in some mysterious
way they are taken from the room and
made to resume their flight over the buy
ing. Quite a crowd of excited colored peo
ple gathered around the place to-day, and
the ghost, or whatever it was, gave a special
exhibition of bottle-throwing. Pendleton,
with a countenance betraying fear and
anxiety, picked up a piece of iron gas-pipe
“See dis hyar? Well, it’s been ober dis
house moen twenty times, fus one way, den
de udder. I tuk dis (the gas-pipe) and dis
hyar (another piece of irom and ,1 put dem
in my room ana lock de do’. Fo’ God, by
de time I got outen de house agin dey bote
cum a-flyiiig ober agin! Dey was gone from
de room' but de do’ was was still locked. I
went in dare to see. We bin watch in’ de
top of de house, an’ on bofe sides, an’ still
de bottles keep on flyin’.”
The top of the house can only be reached
by a ladder from the attic of Pendleton’s
house through a trap in the roof. All of the
bottles in Pendleton’s place were destroyed,
but the bottle throwing continued last
night. Early this morning several of the
family were in a room on the first floor
when suddenly several gallons of water
came through a hole in the ceiling and floor
alxive, through which a stovepipe projected
in cold weather. Pendleton vowed there
was no water in the upper room. He says
no outsider could have gotten into the upper
The flying missiles have been seen by
numerous individuals, and the general opin
ion is that some person must have concealed
himself upon the roof. But. as Pendleton
maintains, it is hard to explain how any per
son intent upon fun or revenge could have
got to the roof and how he could have pro
cured the bottles in such numbers from the
lower floors without being seen. Many in
the vicinity have made up their minds that
the house is “haunted.”
To break up colds and fevers, use Dr.
Pierce’s Extract of Smart-Weed.
I am in an uncomfortable store,
Broughton street, directly opposite Ludden
& Bate's Music House. Of course, as soon
as I can, shallremove to my old quarters. I
feel like a fish out of water. Just think, I
have received an immense stock of solid
silver ware, and have no room to show it,
consequently I have to make room. But
how? By selling it as quickly as possible,
to accomplish it, I have put the prices down
to almost cost. Hence anvbody in need or
not in need of such goods have'an opportu
nity which is seldom offered. M. Stern
berg, Houghton street, opposite Lud
den & House.
A man that he hasn't seen his feet In
lttl We can fit anybody.
The line of thin Coats and
Vests at Appel & Schaul’s.
Novelties in thin Coats and Vests just re
ceived at Appel & Bchaul’s, One Price
Embroideries and Laces.
This week we will put ou sale, besides the
balance of other stock, all the Embroideries
and Laces which were saved at the fire. We
promise to give such bargains as will com
mand a ready purchase, as we are very anx
ious to close out the entire stock at the
earliest possible moment. Please bear this
in mind and lie certain to examine our
stock of Embroideries and Laces. We aW>
offer excellent bargains in Children’s and
Gents’ Fine Hosiery, Kid, HUk and Thread
Gloves. David Weishf.in,
IBS Congress street, next door to Solomons’
•An inspection of our thin Coats and Vests
is earnestly requested lieforn purchasing.
Appel & Schnul, One Price Clothiers.
A few more of those White Flannel Suits
left at Appi l ,v Srhaul’s.
Call and see the newest shades in Pongee
Coats and Vests at Appel & Selin til’s.
I” | Special indications for Georgia:
RAIN Easterly winds, local rains, slight
Ichanges in temperature.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, June 26, 1867, and the mean of same day for
Mean Temperature from the Departure
-I Mean Since
for 15 years June 26,’87. -|- or Jan. 1,1887.
62.5 I 73.7 8.6 206 5
Comparative rainfall statement:
ZrrrT I Departure Total
Mean Daily Amount . f rom the Departure
Amount for for ' Mean Since
16 Years. jjune2b, 87. ... or _ ,j an . l, 1887.
I !To9o i -1-1 856 6 089
Maximum temperature 79.5, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 6.2 feet—a fall of 0.7 feet during the
past twenty-four hours.
Cotton Region Bulletin for 21 hours end
ing 6p. m., June 26, 1887, 75th Meridian
.... iMax. Min. Rain
h Jtfons. Te,n P Tem P fal “
1. Wilmington 10 84 6-1 .15
2. Charleston 5 83 70 .53
3. Augusta 11 89 70 .23^
4. Savannah 12 89 70 , 46|
5. Atlanta 9 87 70 .06
6. Montgomery 8 93 66
7. Mobile 8 96 63
8. New Orleans 8 94 70 .07
9. Galveston 19 92 72 .32
10. Vicksburg .. 4 94 69
11. Little Rock 9 87 69 .04
12. Memphis 17 88 64 .02
Observations taken at the seme moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, June 26, 9:36 p. m., city time.
V eloeity. 9
Portland 62 NW . Clear.
Boston 66 N .. |. Clear.
Block Island 64 NW 7 .. (Clear.
New York city ... 70 jClear.
Philadelphia 68 S Clear.
Washington city.. 70 Clear.
Norfolk 72 NE Clear
Charlotte 68 E 7 Cloudy.
Hatteras 70 N 16 .ffvOloudy.
Wilmington 70 NE 6 .... Fair.
Charleston 74 N E 13| .06 Cloudy.
Augusta 76 E | Cloudy.
Savannah 68 E 6-2.00 Heavy rain.
Jacksonville 72 |2.49 Light rain.
Key Vest 82 E 12 .... Cloudy.
Atlanta 78 E 14. Cloudy.
Pensacola K2!s E .. Threatening
Mobile 82 S El . Cloudy.
Montgomery 76 E 111 36 Light rain.
Vicksburg 80 N j.. Cloudy.
New Orleans 80 S E] Clear.
Shreveport 72 E j . .09,Clear,
Fort. Smith 80 S E| iciear.
Galveston 76 E 12 .36 Clear.
Corpus Christi— 78' E 20 .10 Light rain.
Palestine 681 E 8 .72 Fair.
.Brownesville | 78j S V air.
Rio Grande 76 E j Cloudy.
Knoxville 72; N j Fair.
Memphis 74 N E 6 ICloudy.
Nashville 76|N E|lo .... iFair.
Louisville 72: E 6 . .. Clear.
Indianapolis 72 N E I Clear.
Cincinnati 74jS El Fair.
Pittsburg 66 N 'Clear.
Buffalo 641 N ! Clear.
Cleveland 64-N E Clear.
Marquette 66 S 10 Clear.
Chicago 64 N E 6 Clear.
Duluth 52 N 6 Clear.
St. Paul 70 S E 8! Clear.
Davenport........ 74- E 6 -Clear.
Cairo 74 E .. I Clear.
St. Louis 76 S Ei 71 Clear.
Leavenworth... . 74 S E 7 .. Clear.
Omaha 74-S El3 Clear.
Yankton 78IS E!2O [Fair.
Bismarck j j
Deadwood 70; S j Clear.
Cheyenne 70 NE 11 08 Cloudy.
North Platte SOS El3 .12 Cloudy.
Dodge City I 82IS E 9 Clear'
Santa Fe I 64 j K,. .01 ICloudy.
G. N. Salisbury, Signal Corps, U.S. Army.
Do not fail to see our Fancy Striped Suit
of Underwear selling at $1 50 per suit. Ap
pel & Schaul, 163 Congress street.
A complete line of Underwear at Appel
Schaul's, 103 Congress street.
Headquarters at the Crockery House
of James S. Silva & Son.
Keep cool; don’t worry about the hot
weather. Know ye that we have a large lot
of artistically decorated
both plain and porcelain lined, and the
prices we put on them val| not hurt your
pocketbook. We keep the best
ICE CREAM FREEZERS
to be had. Remember, Fly Fans, Ice Picks,
Fly traps. If you want to be sure of the
purity of your drinking water use the
GATE CITY STONE FILTER.
It is simply, perfect. Come aud let us
show ycu one, explain the working and
give you a glass of river water without the
James S. Silva & Son.
N. B.—Our “Odds and Ends” Sale con
The best 45 cent Undershirt in the city at
Appel & Schaul’s.
The nobbiest line of Straw Hats in the
city to be seen at Appel & Schaul's.
We can't keep those Pongee Suits on hand a
minute, there is such a rush for them. Every
steamer, however, brings us new supplies. So
don’t get discouraged. B. H. Levy <S Bro., 161
A man thin enough to crawl through a gas
pipe had no trouble In getting a good fit in a
stylish suit at B. H. Levy & Bro's.. 161 Congress
street. The man we couldn't fit hasn't arrived
Our great success in thin Coats and Vests
so far this season, compelled ns to telegraph
our New York buver to purchase anew
stock of them, which he has done, and now
we can show the prettiest styles in the city.
Appel & Schaul.
Bargains in Clothing.
Participants of our bargain sales of Polo
Caps, Sailor Suits and Knee Pants, know
that we always do as we advertise.
We have made a gnat reduction on our
entire stock of clothing. Manufacturing
all tho clothing we sell, brings our prices
low at the start, and we have them down
now to rock bottom, in order to clear them
out to make room. Now is tho time to get
real bargains in Clothing, Underwear, Press
Shirts and Neckwear, also a selection out of
one thousand different sorts of Trousers,
prices from ouo dollar up to seven.
“The Famous,” 140 Congress stroet,
is the place for real bargains in
clothing. Come and price them.
If we cannot satisfy you that we give you
the lowest figures ever heard of, then we
will have to give them away in order to
keep people from breaking the law against
Appel & Schaul are selling their Straw
Hats at remarkably low figures.
'Ve still have a great variety of Patterns in
Gents’ Colored Percale Shirts, cheap and be
coming for summer wear. B. 11. Lew .t Bro
161 Congress stroet. 1 '*
A complete lino of Seersucker Coats and
Vests at Appel & Schaul’s.
A complete lino of Percale Shirts at Appel
Bnlbriggnn Underwear In all grades at
Appol & Schaul’s, One Price Clothiers.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity,
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economi
cal than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
only in cans. Royal Baking Powdbr Cos., 106
Wall street, New York,
LUDDEN A BATES 9. M. H.
A Yacht Race
REMINDS us of a well regulated business,
where each department 16 fully organized
and starts in its class to cross the line ahead of
Wo have started in flyers in all the different
classes, and they are all coming back in splendid
• shape We have guarded against all mishaps
and squalls by adopting the strictly cash system
(excepting on PIANOS and ORGANB), which
enables us to offer lower prices than same goods
can be bought for anywhere, New York not
CLASS A. CLASS B. CLASS C.
FIVE ENTRIES. FIVE ENTRIES. EIGHT ENTRIES.
Pianos-Organs, Artist Materials Stationery,
Sheet Music, Art Goods, Society En.
Musical Instru-Picture Frames, graving,
ments, -Moldings, Fine Pocket-
Band Instru-FineEngravings books,
ments. Brass Goods,
Band Supplies. Letter Files
We have won in all classes, and if low prices,
large stock, and prompt and careful attention
to orders and customers will keep us in the lead,
we expect to stay there.
Always Glad to See You.
FURNISHING GOODS. •
JUST WHAT YOU NEED.
Gentlemen’s Fine Night Shirts For $1
Fine Jeans Drawers at 50c. per pair.
Gauze Undershirts, long or short sleeves, 50c.
White Lawn Bows, $1 per dozen.
White Ties at 15c. per dozen; $1 50 per groea
F'ancy Percale Scarfs, 50c. 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, Whit*
Flannel Shirts and Hats for Yachting-
FINE SUMMER CLOTHING AND DRES3
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 to the head in hot weather. Beau
tiful Pearl Hats, and the new STIFF-BRIM
Stm Umbrellas, Gloria Cloth UmbreUas, 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,
29Cu1l street, Hamilton's Old Stand.
Estill's News Depot,
No. 23 Bull Street.
To Call Her Mine 25c
On Her Wedding Morn 25c
The Great Hesper 250
Knight Errant 250
The Squire s Darling 250
The Golden Hope f. 250
This Man’s AV ife : .'... 260
Sweet Cymbellne 25c
King Solomon's Treasures 250
Clarlbels Love Story 25c
Open Sesame 250
The Woodlanders 2So
King Solomon's Wives 250
Her Word Against a Lie 250
A Girl's Heart 25c
Wee Wlfle 250
Elisabeth's Fortune 250
Mystery of Golde Fell 950
A Hidden Terror 250
The Rival Cousins 25c
Me. * BGO
Hornet’s Nest ' 600
From Jest to Earnest 300
Without a Home „300
Miss Churchill 600
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limited number of our German Electro Galvanic
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