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GEORGIA AND FLORIDA.
NEWS OF THE TWO STATES TOLD
'fisherman’s Luck at Cumberland —A
Btorage Warehouse Wanted at Bruns
wick—Dalton’s Indignation Against
the Governor Not Nearly aa Deep as
it Was Reported - Acworth’s Post
master Nearly Poisons Himself.
Elberton’s new bank will not open till fall.
There will be a barbecue at Anthony
Albany's Methodists intend to build a
new church edifice.
An old negro of Monticello lias caught
sixty-five turtles since May 30 by his count.
The Sixth Georgia liattalion has been in
vited to attend a barbecue at Talbotton
Hannibal Cropen. of Mitchell county,
died from hydrophobia Saturday after
Thomas E. Blackshear, of Thomasville,
has shipped over 500 crates of pears from
two scree of ground.
There are said to be not less than 100
negroes in Athens who make a living by
selling whisky on the sly.
Stock for the new road from Birmingham
to Brunswick is being subscribed, by the
medium of notes payable when the rf>ad
About $300,000 worth of new buildings
are now in course of erection at Macon.
Contracts involving an additional expendi
ture of as much more are on the tapis.
Clark Kelly of Monticello lately killed a
blue crane that measured six and a half feet
from tip to tip and six feet high. When
killed it had a one pound carp in its mouth.
A lamp fell in Dr. Brumby's drug store
at Athens, Thursday night, and Yiroke a
three gallon bottle of cologne. Dr. Brum
by bays it damagod him twenty-five dollars.
Asa fitting farewell service in the old
Presbyterian church at Thomasville, Rev.
A. W. Clisby, the first regular pastor of the
church, pireached the last sermon in the old
building on Sunday night.
Arrangements have been made to hold the
annual meeting of the Zion Baptist Associa
tion in Brunswick, beginning to-morrow.
Reduced rates have been made from all
points in the State, and a full attendance is
S. J. Casseis, of Thomasville, has in his
safe a check for $l,OOO from a last winter's
visitor. It was received by Rev. Mr. Tiller
a few days since with the request that it be
appropropriated to the building of anew
William Thompson, who is the postmaster
at Richmond Bath, had his store and a fair
stock of general merchandise totally de
stroyed by fire on Wednesday night. The
post office was alsp burned. ' The property
was partially insured.
Adj. Gen. Kell .Saturday received the
resignation of the following officers: Capt.
Geo. C. Stewart,of the Griffin Light Guards;
Second Lieut. R. L. Singleton, of the
Scriven Troop (cavalry). No elections have
yet been held to fill these vacancies.
The citizens of Cooksville, Franklin
county, met Saturday and resolved
to build a first-class school house. Lumber
is now being rapidly hauled to do the work.
The house will be completed and ready for
the commencement of the school in a few
The citizens generally of Canton havo
made all arrangements, and now await the
coming of the members and ail visitors to
the North Atlanta District Conference of the
M E. Church South, which will assemble
there to-morrow, and remain in session until
the Sunday following.
Mrs. Walter Gordon, of Atlanta, who has
been spending several months at Thomas
ville, left for the up country on Tuesday.
Mrs. Gordon has purchases! a handsome
piece of suburban property near town and
will build a winter home. Her late hus
band was a brother of Gov. Gordon.
Nearly every boy in Athens has a collec
tion of bird eggs, generally about 150,
though ranging from twenty-five to 3,000.
Their collection is usually prohibited by the
boy’s parents, and are gathered in secret.
From this cause birds are getting scarcer
every year, and you never see a bird’s nest
around town. Ambitious collectors pay os
high as $'J for some eggs.
The Barton Fruit and Wine Company
have commenced the manufacture of black
berry wine at Stegall's, in Carroll county.
This company has sold thousands of gallons
of choioe domestic wine made from apples,
pieaches, pears, plums, berries, cherries,
grapes, muscadines, and in fact everything
in the fruit line. These sales extend from
Vermont to New Mexico.
At a meeting of the Dougherty and Ijee
county subscribers to the stork of the Co
lumbus Southern railroad. Col. Nelson Tift
wax selected to represent them rt the orgau
izatton of the cornpiany to take place at some
near day in Columbus. The proxies were
signed, and Col. Tift will cast the vote for
the entire number of shares subscribed by
the citizens of Lee and Dougherty.
Athens Banner-Watchman: We notice
several parties in Athens wearing the uni
form of the Salvation Army, and appear
rte proud of their trappings. We learn
t the donning of this uniform for three
months entitles a penitent to start out as a
preacher, with full authority to pass around
the hat. It is certainly an easy wav to make
a living—much better than hard work.
The State Librarian has been busy for
some weeks sending out the seventy-fifth
volume of Georgia reports. Saturday 180
boxes filled with reports were sent off. A
large number of volumes have been sold in
Atlanta, and copies have been sent to the
county officers in every county in the State
as the law directs. In a day or two the
Librarian will furnish the number of vol
umes sold thus far.
A Mr. Johnson, of Jefferson county,
Fla., lost a s.‘>o bill in front of S. J. Casxels'
at Thomnsville on Wednesday evening.
Joseph Fasti, while walking along the con
crete pavement, about 10 o'clock that night,
discovered and picked up the valuable piece
of paper. Mr. Johnson left next morning
without knowing the bill was found It will
be pleasant news to him. Mr. Paj bolds
the bill for the owner.
The eccentric rod on the engine of the
Buena Vista and Eliaville railroad broke
when throe miles from Eliaville Friday.
The rod droppe-d down and Struck a cross
tio, when it was bent upward and punched
a large hole in the boiler, causing the steam
and hot water to fly in every direction. The
engineer immediately reversed his engine
nuu stopped the train without damage to
any of' the passengers.
Through the untiring exertions of Mrs. C.
A. Biedermaun. anew Catholic chinch has
been erected in New Switzerland, located in
Habersham county, eighty three miles from
Atlanta. Bhe is very rtosirousof completing
It, and proposes to radle off for the bonelit
of the church some elegant Hwiss jcwelrv.
consisting of a gold crons and necklace, gold
rings and gold watch valued at #IOO. There
will be 300 chances at #1 per chance.
Thursday last H. M. Futnmn, Acworili’.s
postmaster, by mistake, swallowed a tea
spoonful of digitalis. He realized the mis
take the moment he swallowed it, ami nt
once sent for Drs. Green and Humphries. In
the meantime he drank copiously of warm
water and salt and swallowed tobacco juice,
and by the time the doctors arrived he hail
thrown up everything in him and had left
but little traces of the deadly poison in his
At Elijy Friday, little Garnett Allen,
aged ten years, the oldest son of the ordina
ry of Gilmer county, was drowned in Car
teeny river, near the reeidence of J. L Jar
rett. He was in ha thing in company with *
■umber of little boys, where tto water was
very deep, and, being of a fearless ilispod
tion. be leaped from the bateau into the wa
ter. where, after several effort* of the little
boys to save him from a watery grave, be
Atketi Lanntr- Watchman: lie'K Mr. I
Worley, a pure and eminent Methodist min
ister of Elbert county, has been pleaching
some very conservative sermons in Elber
ton that, we are glad to learn, have had the
happy effect of bridging over a hitter state
of feeling between the two churches in that
town. Now let Rev. Mr. Carswell, the Bap
tist preacher, follow ilr. Worley's example,
and we will predict ft long reign of jieace
A wealthy gentleman, who for twenty
five years has been in search of summer
sunbeams in the semi-tropical South, and
w hose wanderings hail led him into every
winter resort ir. California and the South,
expressed himself last April as having fdftnd
the perfection of a winter climate in Al
bany. He expressed himself so much de
lighted with the climate, and so pleased
with Albany and her people, that he would,
under Certain conditions, be willing to erect
a $150,000 hotel there for the accommoda
tion of winter visitors.
At Mitt-hell a night or two ago two mulat
to boys, brothers, named Bill and Tom Hil
son had a misunderstanding about some
money matters. Tom let his temper get
control of his judgment and proceeded to
settle the matter with a club and a knife.
He struck Bill aud Bill shot him, killing
him almost instantly. Coroner Walden
summoned a jury and held an inquest. The
verdict of the jury was in effect that Tom
Hiiv.n came to his death by a pistol shot
from the hands of his brother, who commit
ted the deed in self defense.
Comptroller General Wright received
Saturday the annual tax digest from Brooks
county. The amount of property returned
for the county was $2,312,215, an increase
of $89,111 over the digest of 1886. While
this is a large and commendable showing,
the county is still behind, for in 1885 it re
turned $2,394,352. It will thus lie seen that
there is a considerable different* between
property returns for 1885 and 1887. If the
rate of increase continues to stand, it is
likely that in a year or two Brooks county
will make up its lost record.
On J. F. McDuffie’s plantation, near Abbe
ville, a few days ago, there occurred a seri
ous fracas between Joe Hudnail and Mr.
McCrandford, brothers-in-law, and also
sons-in-law of Mr. McDuffie, in which both
men, with knives in hand, used them freely
until both were disabled from wounds re
ceived, and loss of blood in the terrihio coin
bat put a quietus to the affair. Both men’s
wounds are serious, if not fatal. The causo
of the occurrence was some misunderstand
ing between them in regard to a piece of
land for setting out potato vines.
As < ifficer Abel and Mr.Cherry.the watch
man for Jacques & Co.’s store, were stand
ing in front of the store of Coleman, Bur
den & Solomon, at Macon, at 3:15 o’clock
Saturday morning, they felt a shock which
they are certain was that of an earthquake.
Every window in the building rattled as if
there had been an explosion inside. As it
occurred at an hour when there were no
persons except the police on the streets, and
other people were asleep, there was no
•alarm. Officer Abel is satisfied that it was
the tremor of an earthquake, and consid
erable of a tremor at that.
In st Hun day morning Judson Hodge, a
young man 10 years old, living near Ocean
Pond, Lowndes county, went in swimming
in Clayton's pond with several smaller boys.
He swam out into the pond upon a plank
and rolled off and liegan to sink. It is sup
posed he wus taken with a cramp. One of
L. A. Wisenbaker’s boys, about half grown,
sw am to him and seized him by the arm,
but was unable to swim out with him, so
the unfortunate young man sank to tile
bottom and drowned. The neighborhood
was aroused too late of course to save his
life, but they fished the body out Sunday
A remarkable sp*ctarular phenomenon
was seen at Sandersville Friday afternoon.
The sun, setting behind a western bank of
cloud, tnrew a lateral reflection, of perfect
symmetry, across the entire heaven, resting
upon the eastern horizon, and widening at
the zenith. Owing to the irregularity of
the cloud’s summit, other smaller path-like
illuminations were defined, all seeming to
rudiate from both horizons and to meet
overhead. The sun appeared to have set in
the east also. The curious sight was noted
with much wonderment by many citizens,
who did not remember ever having seen the
heavens similarly spanned before.
Gov. Gordon drew a warrant on the
treasury for SIO,OOO in favor of the Tech
nological School Commission on Saturday.
The warrant was drawn in favor of the
members of the commission. Samuel M.
Inman receipted for the warrant, signing
his name as Treasurer of the Technological
School Commission. The money wilfl he
used in the payment of construction ac
counts occasioned by the now building now
going up. IJnder tne decision of the Attor
ney General, the money appropriated by
the legislature is immediately available,
and the commission has from time to time
drawn warrants as the money was needed.
Brunswick Advertiser: A. T. Putnam,
William R. Bunkley and a few others lmd
a regular “whooping" time two days ago
on Cumberland. Mr. Bunkloy has just
bought a tine net 105 feet long, with mushes
small enough to catch shrimp. With this
the party went around to the mouth of the
inlet and began the work of seining. The
first haul cot half a bushel, the second throe
pecks and the third two bushels. Among
the catch were several bass, the largest
weighing twenty-seven pounds, and a num
ber of others weighing a* much as ten and
twelve pounds, besides crabs innumberable.
One 3-foot shark got penned up by the net,
but he went through it like a rocket.
Griffin News: It has just “leaked out” that
there is a young man living in our midst
who was secretly married last summer, tak
ing for his bride one of the fairest and most
fascinating young ladies who ever visited
our city. Ihe affair has been profoundly
kept as a secret until yesterday, when the
gentlemau in question gave the tiling away
with the remark: “I am expecting my wile
next week.” The balance of tho party were
“thunder struck,” as it were. They used
every means of persuasion to obtain a full
confession, but the groom was not at all
communicative, so the party had to content
themselves with his promise to develop the
whole affair as soon as his wife arrived.
The followiug commissions were issued
Saturday by the Governor: P. P. Pirklo,
Justice of the Peace for the 1,407 th district
of Jackson county; J W. Rivers, Justice of
the Peace for the 1,134 th district, Campbell
county, vice George Si. Thompson,deceased;
Frank Rawls, of Miller county, was also
commissioned Treasurer of the county. Xo
other commissions were issued during tho
day, and the Governor took no action m the
various matters pending. It is probable
that on his return from Athens he will send
into the Senate n list of his appointments
made during the recess. The number is not
very large, und the entire list will be doubt
loss continued without debate or objection.
A special from Dalton declare* that tho
published reports of the iudignation there
at tho commutation of Holman's death set:
tenco are greatly exaggerated; that the
hanging of Gov. Gordon in effigy wns dono
by a few drunken men, and is condemned
by tho people generally. The ringleader of
tho affair makes the statement that he was
too drunk to know tho import of their ac
tion, and swung up the elllgy more for tlie
tun that was in it than through any <lisi>oci
tion lo reflect on the Governor's conduct, It
is further stated that the general cause of
complaint from the assembled crowd was
not at the commutation, but at the late tour
at which it was ordered, thus bringing them
miles from their homes through tho rain
only to be disappointed.
Jasper county was laid out by the name
of Randolph in is*)',', jut eighty years ng".
But tin* name was changed to Jusper in
181 U, in honor of .Sergeant Jus|ier, whoso
gallant deeds in the war of the revolution
chum the gratitudo of ever- American. A
part of Jasjier was setoff t-. Horgan in 1813,
ami a paid to Newton in IKjl. The county
now is 34 miles in length, and 10 miles in
breadth, and contain* 384 square
miles. There are imbedded in the soil gold,
iron, granite, mica, quartz, felspar, jasper,
tourmaline, garnet, row* quartz, and tlivs
fti*e uirtz, and graphite. Within a few
b.,rfh-**i yards of JtonticoUo is a mineral
toe o iißq'a of wuioU arc muU lo U)
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 12. 1887.
impregnated with medicinal qualities. An
effort will be made to utilize this spring.
At a meeting of the citizens of Canton,
Saturday, held for the purpose of making
arrangements for providing entertainment
for tlie delegates and members of the State
Agricultural Society, which will assemble
there, on Aug. 9, it was resolved that every
courtesy and accommodation possible lie
extended to the society and ita members.
Unless more than the usual number attend
the meeting, they will be entertained in such
a manner as will satisfy them of Canton’s
hospitality. Homes have been provided for
1500. but possibly the town can care for a
few others. Just at this time the hotels and
boarding houses are filled with summer
boarders, who are there in quest of health,
lest and recreation, and hence it is that
homes for only 300 can be definitely ar
ranged for. It will be expected that the
members pay #1 50 per day while there.
Comptroller General Wright received Sat
urday the return of the Bell Telephone
Company for the second quarter of 1887.
The boxes returned were 1,973 in number,
an increase of 34 over the number of the
preceding quarter. The State tax on tele
phone boxes is $1 per box per year, payable
quarterly. The amount of tax for the
second quarter is $498 £5. The company is
paying the tax protested against the levy,
on the ground that "it was extremely oner
ous and nearly double the tax heretofore
paid by the company under the previous
law, which provided for a tax of 1 per cent,
upon gross receipts. Again, it is a discrimi
nation against the company as compand
with the tax of IJ.£percent, on gross receipts
levied upon telegraph and electric light
companies, as this tax amounts to more
than IX per cent upon gross receipts of the
telephone company. And thirdly, for other
good and substantial reasons.”
Brunswick Advertiser: As new enter
prises spring up, we see need for others still.
The organization of anew bank with $lOO,-
000 of capital suggests the need for a large
bonded warehouse, where goods purchased
in large lots, “on time,” or sent here “on
consignment,” can bo stored and money
drawn on them from bank. For instance,
if Mr. A. sees an opportunity to buy 100
hales of cotton and has but money enough
to buy twAnty-fivo bales and
no bank account to speak of,
he can by stowing same in this bonded
warehouse, deposit receipt for same in bank
and draw for three-fourths of the value of
same. This enables men of ordinary means
to do a large business on other people’s
money, and that without any danger to the
lender—the bank. The opening would be a
good one for some man of even ordinary
means. There are really no public ware
houses here, either bonded or otherwise, and
not enough private ones to do the business
of the town. Who will ccftne in and take
Mayor Price, of Macon, with City Attor
ney Patterson, A. E. Roardninn, superin
tendent of the Macon Gas Light and Water
Company, and Joe Hall, of Gustin & Hall,
attorneys for tho company, met at the City
Hall Saturday, and the five-year contract
to supply the city with water was duly
signed by the Mayor. There was some sur
prise on the part of the citizens when it be
came known t hat the contract was signed,
as tho bill enjoining the city from making
the contract has been filed and
had also been published. When
askod about it Saturday City Attor
ney Patterson said: “The contract was to
havo been signed to-day anyhow. I drew
the contract, which embraced all the amend
ments wanted by Council, and Rubmittted it
to the counsel for the water company. He
took it home with him last night and looked
over it, and yesterday when the directors of
the company met it was pronounced all
right. It was then signed by Mayor Price.
That’s all right. There was no restrain
ing order. I saw Judge Simmons before it
was signed, and as he did not give any order
restraining the city from making the con
tract we had a perfect right to sign it."
The large hotel at Dade City will be com
pleted by Nov. 1.
The new factory of Perry & Cos., of
Lake City, turned out 10,000 cigars last
There have been 40,530 pounds of wool
shipped from Milton this season, and that
means about $13,000 in cash.
New' settlers are constantly arriving at
Bonifay, and they all seem favorably im
pressed with their surroundings.
The newly-appointed County Commis
sioners for DeSoto county met on Monday
last at Pine Level, the temporary county
Dr. Farrior, of Chipley, is putting up a
largo store. The building will lie 26x80
feet, and will be a handsome addition to the
The peach crop around Lake City has
been splendid this year, and the later va
rieties are now ripening in luscious abun
Mr. Shepard, freight manager of the Pen
socola and Atlantic Railroad Company, is
going to build a handsome residence at
After drilling down forty-five feet work
had to lie sus|iended on the Altoona artesian
well to await the arrival of iron casing now
overdue from Pittsburg.
The Bonifay Manufacturing Company has
now on hand some 850,000 feet of lumber,
all of which has been sold at remunerative
prices to a Pensacola dealer.
Work on the new Methodist church at
Altoona is progressing rapidly and will le
completed this fall. The corner-stone will
he laid with Masonic ceremony early in Au-
At, Kissimmee Mr. Sullivan’s oldest son
had the misfortune to fall a few days ago
with an ax on his shoulder, cutting off the
little Unger and nearly severing the next
one on his right hand.
The contract for putting down the foun
dation of the new opera house at Jack
sonville has been awarded to Contractor
Valade, and the construction of the same
■was commenced yesterday morning.
The Dado City town election July 8 re
sulted as follows: Mayor. J. K. Davis; Mar
filial, J. C. Blocker; Clerk, E. A. Hull;
Aldermen, R. H. Jones, J. I). Bummer,' C.
W. Bell, N. H. Garner, and H. \V. Coleman,
Dr. Robbins, or (triando, lias received a
paper confirming his fears that his store
building, valued at It,ooo, was burned in
the Clarendon fire in addition to his drug
interests with lus brother-in-law ut that
The Methodist Conference at Chiplev is
now in full session There are many dele
gates from Florida, Georgia and Alabama,
some ninety in all, and their accommoda
tion is a matter of no email concern to the
A colored bny tramp, giving his mime ns
Will Jackson, from Eufnula, Ala., has been
breaking into and robbing houses at Chatta
hoochee. In default of bond ho has h,*en
committed to jail to await tbo action of the
next grand jury.
Tho railroad meeting held nt Altoona
Thursday was largely at tended and import
ant measures were taken. The meeting re
stored harmony where before there was a
slight discord. All are now working for the
At the Lakeland Council meeting on
Thursday morning ii was decided that an
election should be culled to levy a tax upon
the people for school purposes in Lakeland.
The elect ion will be ordered by proclama
tion at an early day.
The new electric light scheme at Orlando
has Imsmi ulworls-d by the gas company.
There are minors in the air that still an
other company or partnership is being
formed for the speedy introduction ot tho
The Bonifny Laud Company roiiort the
selling of considerable fanning land* to
now settlers, and quite a number of town
Iqts have recently boon disposed of, so that
the prospects for the fall influx of new
comers is very eneouruging.
Mayor lteoves of Eufaula. the moving
spirit in the proposed new railroad from
Eufaula to St. Andrew's Bav, is nt present,
in England, consequently there is no rad
way now* vf importance, Tito pmyc.'t?
for its speedy construction, however, are
favorable. It will open a belt of pino tim
ber to the markets unsurpassed in Florida.
A large tumor, measuring 4J* *>▼ *'• inches,
was removed Saturday from the abdomen
of Mrs. J. T. Beeks. of Orlando, by Drs.
Dickinson, Shelby, Lawrence and Killmer.
Mrs. Beeks had ta-en suffering for several
months from the tumor, but her general
health would not admit of so serious an
operation at an earlier date. The patieut is
doing very well at present, and is expected
to entirely recover soon.
The Sunday school picnic at Chatta
hoochee Saturday was a success. It was
largely attended from the surrounding
country. Prof. Key ami Mr. Lake made
addresses. On Wednesday the examination
exercises of Mt. Pleasant academy were at
tended by a very largo number of people.
The speeches, dialogues and other exercises
were very satisfactory. Gov. Perry was
present and delivered a very able address.
There is going to be erected at Chipley a
fertilizer manufactory. Two men from the
North, Lewis Wisclogel, of Albion, Mich.,
and Frederick Wiselogel, of Indianapolis,
hid., have procured a suitable ten-acre lot
inside the city limits, and will put up the
building and get tbe plant together at once.
They are both men of experience in this in
dustry and will make money. It is the only
concern of the kind in Florida, and as farm
ing is extensively carried on, this factory
ought to give farming a fresh boom through
W. H. Hancock, of Lakeland, one morn
ing not long since noticed two cows fighting
not far from his house, hut did not pay
much attention to them until late in the
afternoon, when he again noticed that they
were still at the same place, and one of them
was down. Taking his son with him, he
went to investigate and found that his
finest milch cow was dead —having hail her
neck broken by the other cow. Their horns
were fastened together in such a manner
that they could not be loosened until the
dead cow’s horns were sawed off.
Mr. Dickenson, of Orlando, jumped from
a moving train at Winter Park on the
morning of July 4, no stop being made oil
account of the crowd waiting to board it.
He fell head foremost into a ditch. Fortu
nately he was not hurt. Trains were so
crowded with passengers on Independence
Day that no stops were made till an extra,
consisting of box and flat cars, was improvis
ed. There was no choice, and the stately and
dignified citizen climbed hand over hand to
a seat on top, and as they shot away with
the dense black smoke from the locomotive
curling around the line, sitting like a row of
crow-s on a ridge pole, all thought of Gold
smith’s lines, “Mail wants but little here
Among the visitors to Sanford on the
Fourth were'two girls from Orlando, named
H. Stukenborg and Mamie Hutton. When
the train departed in the afternoon, these
girls got separated from their friends, and
whether previous arrangements hod been
made or otherwise, the girls were taken by
some of the young men who live in and
about Sandford, to the St. Gertrude Spring,
and in the grove there the night was spent,
as was Tues lay and the night lollowing.and,
indeed, until late Friday afternoon. Infor
mation was received at Sandford Wednes
day that the girls were missing, and
the police were put on the watchout for
them. News of tneir whereabouts was as
certained but they eould not be found. Sat
urday Marshal Hodge, of Orlando, in eom
pany with Mr. Binford, went out to Ger
trude Spring, and news gathered from per
sons in the neighborhood confirmed the ru
mor that the girls and their followers were
near by. When the <lflicers got in close pur
suit the girls, in company with two young
men, made their way to the lake, where
they took a boat and made
their way out toward Enterprise.
Tho officers returned to the city, se
cured a boot and crossed over to Enterprise,
but to no purpose, for the parties had not
crossed the lake, but made a dodge and re
turned to their old place. At this juncture
of the game Marshal Wheeler and Sheriff
Thrasher were on the lookout, and the latter
was at the right place at the right time to
take the girls in tow. They were taken to
the city, and when the Sheriff returned he
was given charge of tne prisoners. They
were held until morning, when Mr. Hodge
returned with them to Orlando. One of
the girls, Minnie Hutton, is said to be of
weak mind, and the other is slightly
crippled in limb and very greatly so in
A meeting of the special committee of the
Jacksonville Board of Trade on lumber rates
was held Satin-day at the board rooms. Col.
Frank B. Papy, traffic manager of the
Florida Railway and Navigation Company,
was present,but declined to go into explana
tions or arguments for the asserted reason
that the rate to Fernandina had been raised
$l5O per car toad, making it what
it was before the reduction. He seemed
to consider that this action settled
the complaint made by the board.
The News-Herald says: “This action, how
ever, is in no sense whatever a settlement of
the matter. Neither Jacksonville nor its
Board of Trade ever asked any railroad
company to increase it i rates to'anv point
whatever. The people pay enough already
for their transportation, and no increase of
rates can truthfully be attributed to the de
mands or wishes of the merchants of this
city. Anyone who assumes such a position
assumes it dishonestly. The difference of
$1 50 per carload, however, is not a fair or
proper difference, being only a difference of
30c. per 1,000 fi-et, when it should be fully
60c. per 1.000. Jacksonville cares
nothing for the relative rates to different
lumber shippers, who snip via Fernandina.
Coming from whatever point you please,
via Baldwin, it is twenty-eight miles further
to Fernandina than it is to Jacksonville.
Indeed, the distance from points west of
Baldwin to Fernandina is only five miles
more to come in to this city and go to Fer
naudina by the Fernandina and Jackson
ville road than it is to go via Callahan. We
wish Fernandina to keep and enjoy her low
rate, but if the railroad can affoi-d, as it
does, to carry lumber from, say, Dilutee to
Fernandina, seventy-five miles for sl3 per
car load, it can also afford to carry it from
Olustee to Jacksonville, forty-seven miles,
for $7 52. That is the inevitable logic of
the rule of three. Gov. Drew is reported as
saying that a raise in the Fernandina rate
cannot affis-t tho lumber men now there, as
they are all protected by special contract.”
A HORRIBLE DISCOVERY.
A White Babe Starved to Death by a
■fVoiii the Augusta (On.) Oazette..
Cue of the most revolting cases in the
criminal annals of our city came to light
Inst night under the scrutiny of a Gazette
reporter. Anna Walker, a notorious mu
latto woman of übout 50 years, lives on
Walker street opjiosjto the iXnion depot, mid
keeps an eating house. A(mut three month-;
ago some |iarties discovcitsl a young white
child in her house of which nothing defi
nitely could Ist ascertained. On Sat
urday night last tluj child died, anil
thereby hangs a tale. Tho child
dead njqx'ars at least syearsof age instead of
four or live months. Its hands are long and
bony and its frame is sunken, bearing every
evidence of starvation. Up to 1 o'clock lust
night the child was lying in Anna’s house
unrolflned, and no preparation had 1 xvu
made for Interment. Anna has been drunk
for two or thnx* day.-,, und on Saturday
night when she eamo into her house she
tottered to the crib where the l>ov la v, and
took him up with the intention of feeding
him, but lie wasdead. She continued drunk
all yesterday, and when a reporter called at
her house lust night, she was not quite over
Questioned, she said that three months
ago tho child was given to her, bj’ whom
she did not know. Questioned further, she
said that the child ha-1 been sent to her from
out on the Georgia railroad by express, and
t hat money had been sent regularly to de
fray the child's expense*. Hue would Hot
toll Irotn whom or from what place she got
the child, professing ignorance. The story
is cousidenst all bosh by parties who know
her character. She said that tlie child
died last night (Sunday) of measles,
BU'J lliat site whs nut aliie to bury
it, but had been to a doctor's to
get a certificate that she might giro the
body over t<> the city authorities for burial,
but the doctor to whom she went was not
in town. The case is shrouded in the dark
est kind of mystery and needs to have a
thorough investigation. This woman had a
child not long ago in about the same man
ner as this last one, and attended by the
same mysterious circumstances. She kept
it awhile and it died. An inquest will prob
ably be held to-morrow, though it is not
known that the authorities are acquainted
with the case as yet.
A PENSION FRAUD.
A Widow Remarries and Draws a
Pension as a Widow.
From the Griffin <Ga.) Xeic*.
The fact of a fraudulent receiving of pen
sions in Spalding county has come to light,
and in a manner that the parties concerned
Just one week ago this morning an agent
from the pension department arrived in the
city for the purpose of looking into the
matter of the widow of Mr. Thomas
Brooks drawing a pension on account of the
deceased having been in the war of 1812.
He arrived here and investigated the matter
and found that she had remarried after the
death of her former husband, and had never
received a pension until after the date of his
death and her re-marriage. The faets of
the case, as near as we could learn, are
In May, 1870, Mr. Thomas Brooks, an old
and honored citizen of this city, believing
that his days w r ere nearly ended, made his
will and in the following July died. For
about six months his widow mourned and
at the end of that period married l)r. A. H.
Hatton on Dec. 18, 1870. The marriage
ceremony was performed by Dr. J. O.
Woolsly. It seems that Mr* John Brooks,
familiarly known as Big John Brooks, came
in possession of the information that Mrs.
Hatton could gain a pension as the widow
of Mr. Thomas Brooks, and persuaded her
to consult a lawyer, which was done, but
the lawyer informed them that Mre. Hatton
could not receive a pension as Mr. Brook’s
widow as she had remarried.
The matter was kept quiet for some time,
and it is stated that in February, 1886, Col.
S. C. McDaniel, of this city, at the instiga
tion of “Big” John Brooks, drew the neces
sary papeis to secure the pension, which
were carried to Mrs. Hatton to sign and
then carried before Justice of the Peace C.
B. Bostick to be attested. The first paper
that was sent to the pension office was
executed in February, 1886. and on
that paper $~:;i 65 was drawn as
back payment. The number of Mrs. Hat
ton’s certificate is 34.333, and it is claimed
by parties that John Brooks has received a
big portion of the money drawn, as he al
ways transacted this business for her, for
which service he received half of the pension
money. We understand, however, that the
matter will be settled by the parties inter
ested refunding the money that they have
received, which total amount is $875 65.
AURIC ULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
M 1 GARDEN.
Lawn Mowers, Three Sizes,
Ladies’ Garden Hoes,
Hand Plows, Hedge Shears,
Priininng Scissors and Knives,
Garden Trowels and Weeders,
Rubber Hose and Reels,
—FOR SALE BY
EDWARD LOVELL TSONS,
Iron and Turpentine Took
Office: Cor. State and AVhitaker street*.
Warehouse: 138 and 140 State street.
DRUGS AND MEDICINEST”
Don’t Do It! Don’t Do What?
117 HY don’t walk our tony streets with that
▼ ▼ nice dress ortsuit of clothes on with Stains
or Grease Spots in, to which the Savannah dust
sticks “closer than a brother," when
Japanese Cleansing Cream
will take them out clean as anew pin. 25c. a
bottle. Made only by
J. R. H ALTIW ANGLER,
At his Drug Stores, Broughton and Drayton,
Whitaker and Wayne streets.
SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY,
131 Congress Street
Blankets aid lace Curtains
Cleaned as Good as New.
SEE OUR* NEW REDUCED PRICE LIST.
Work Called For ancl Delivered.
w. i. i) iSTonT"
U N DERTAKER
DEALER IN AM. KINDS OF
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull e treat. Residence 59 Liberty street,
M BURBA S RAILWAI.
City and Suburban Railway.
Savannah. Ga., May 81. 1887.
ON ami after WEIINESP.AY. June Ist, the
following schedule will be run on the Oud
have ARRIVE LEAVE IBLE LEA VS
CITY. CITY. jOF HOPE. ! MONTOOMEnY
*5:55 ti:4B 6:80 *
10:43 8:40 8:15 I 7:50
**3:45 8:00 1:30 I J;00
17:1.5 6:40 6:15 | 545
There will he no early train from Isle of Hope
on Sunday morning.
•For Montgomery only. I'a*senders for Isle
of Hope fen via Montgomery without extra
charge This train allonls parents a cheap ex
cursion before brealcfast for young children
••This 3:85 p. m. train last out of city Sunday
tOn Saturdays tius tram leaves citv at ru
r . J. tt. JOttA’STON.
OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY
New York Boston and Philadelphia.
PASSAGE TO NEW YORK.
CABIN S3O 00
EXCURSION 32 W
STEERAGE v 10 00
PASSAGE TO BOSTON.
CABIN S3O 00
EXCURSION 32 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. Daggett,
TUESDAY, July 12, at 11 a. m.
NACOOCHEE, Capt. F. Kemfto.v, FRIDAY’,
July 15, at 1:30 p. M.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, Capt. F. Smith, SUN
DAY, July 17. at 3 p. M.
CITY OF AUGUSTA, Capt. J. W. Catharine,
TUESDAY, July 19. at 4:30 p. M.
GATE CITY, Capt. E. R. Taylor, THURSDAY,
July 14, lp. m. .
CITY OF MACON, Capt. W. Kelley, THURS
DAY, July 21, at 6 p. M.
[for freight only.l
DESSOUG, Capt. N. F. Howes, SATURDAY,
July 16, at 2:30 p. it.
JUNIATA, Capt. S. L. Askins, SATURDAY,
July 23, at 7:30 p. M.
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
SECOND CABIN 10 00
THE STEAMSHIPS of thi. Company am ap~
pointed to sail from Savannah for Balti
more as follows—city time:
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, THURSDAY,
July 14, at 3 p. m.
GEORGE APPOLD, Capt. Billups, TUESDAY,
July 19, at 6 p. m.
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, MONDAY,
July 25, at 11 a. m.
GEORGE APPOLD. Capt. Billups, SATUR
DAY, July 30, at 4 p. m.
And from Baltimore on the days above named
at 3 p. m.
Through bills lading given to all points West,
all the manufacturing towns in New England,
and to ports of the United Kingdom and the
JAS. B. WEST St CO., Agents,
SEA ISLAND 11 O U TE.
STEAMER DAVID CLARK,
Capt. M. P. U6INA,
WILL LEA VE Savannah from wharf foot of
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
Sat ilia river.
No freight received after sp. m. on days of
Freight not signed for 24 hours after arrival
will be at risk of consignee.
Tickets on wharf and boat.
_ 0- WILLIAMS. Agent.
SEMI-WEEKLY LINE FOR COHEN’S BLUFF
AND WAY LANDINGS.
THI (Mainer ETHEL, Capt W t Bmovdiffl
leave for above MONDAYS and THURS
DAYS at 6 o’clock p. m. Returning arrive
WEDNESDAYS AN II SATURDA YH at 8 o’clock
p. M. For information, etc , apply to
W. T. GIBSON, Manager.
Wharf foot of Drayton street.
For Augusta and Way Landings.
Capt. J. S. BEVILL,
WILL leave EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10
v ' o'clock a. a. (city time) for Augusta and
All freights payable by shippers.
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
Tampa, Kay West, Havana.
I.v Tampa Monday and Thursday !):30 p. m.
Ar Ka.v wont Tuesday and Friday t p. m.
Ar Havana Wednesday and Saturday Gam
Lv Havana Wednesday and Sat urday noon.
I.v Key West Wednesday and Saturday 10 p.m.
Ar Tampa Thursday and Sunday ti p, m.
Connecting at Tampa with West India Fast
Train to and from Northern and Eastern cities
For stateroom accommodations apply to Pity
Ticket < dflce S., F. & W. li'y, Jacksonville, or
l'lanl Steamship lane, Tampa.
C. D. OWENS. Tratnc Manager.
H. R. HAINES, General Manager.
May I. 18S7.
< O.VI KAt TORS.
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
01 DRAYTON KTF.SET, SAVANNAH.
I? STIMATI:s promptly tunusUed lor budding
J o£ any cUt*.
' sc'he f> u £Te '
Savannah, Ga., July 3. 1887.
ON and aftr this date passenger Trains will
run daily unless marked t, which are daily,
The standard time, by which these trains run,
is Bti minutes slower than Savannah city time:
No 1. No! 3. No. 5. No. 7."
Lv Savannah. .7:10 am 8:20 pm 5:15 pm 5:40 pm
ArGuyton 8:07 am 6:4optn
Ar Milieu 0:40 am 11:03 pm 7:30 pm 8:45 pm
Ar Augusta..tl:4s pm 4:00 am 9:33 pm
Ar Macon 1:40 pm 3:20 am
Ar Atlanta .. .5:40 pm 7:15 am
Ar Columbus .9:30 pm 2:45 pm
Ar Montg'ry. .7:23 am 7:09 pm
Ar Eufaula.. .4:33 am 3:50 pm ]
Ar Albany.. .10:00 pm 2:45 pm
Train No. 9t leaves Savannah 2:00 p. m,; ar
rives Guyton 2:55 p. in.
Passengers for Sylvania. Wrightsrille, Mil
ledgeville and Eatonton should take 7:10 a.m.
Passengers fur Thomaston, Carrollton. Perry,
Fort Gaines, Talbolton, Buena Vista, Blakely
and Clayton should take the 8:20 p. m. train.
N072. NoTT No. 6. No. 8. ‘
Lv Augusta 10:00 pm 6:00 am
Lv Macon... 10:35am 10:50pm
Lv Atlanta 6:50 am 6:50 pm
LvColumbus 11:00 pm 12:45 pm
Lv Montg'ry. 7:25 pm 7:40 am
Lv Eufaula .10:15 pm 10:49 am
Lv Albany.. s:osam 11:55 am
Lv Millen 2:28 pm 3:10 am 8:15 am 5:20 am
Lv Guyton.. 4:03 pm s:olam 9:40 am 6:58 am
Ar Savannah 5:00 pm 6:15 am 10:30 am 8:00 am
Train No. 10+ leaves Guyton 3:10 p. m.; arrives
Savannah 4:23 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 off 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 between 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. 20 Bull street, and
Depot Office 30 minutes before departure of
J. C. SHAW. G. A. WHITEHEAD.
Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent.
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway.
[AU trains on this road are run by Central
Time card in effect june 19, iBS7,
Passenger trains on this road will run daily
WEST INDIA FAST MAIL.
READ DOWN. READ UP.
7:o6am Lv Savannah Ar 12:06pm
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.
Monday and! . T . \ Thurs and
Thure. pmf Lv...iampa —Ar ( g lln pm
Friday y pm r Ar. Key West. .Lv }£f-
Sat'"^ 8 am f Ar--Havana.. .Lv
Pullman buffet cars to and from New York
NEW ORLEANS EXPRESS.
7:06 am Lv Savannah Ar 7:58 prn
B:42am Lv Jesup Ar 6:l6pm
9:50 a m Ar Waycross Lv 5:05 pm
11:26 a m Ar Callahan Lv 2:47 p m
12:00 noonAr Jacksonville Lv 2:05 pm
7:00 a m Lv Jacksonville Ar 7:45 pm
10:15 a m Lv Waycross Ar 4:40 p m
12:01 pm Lv Valdosta Lv 2:56 p m
12:34 pmLv Quitman Lv 2:28 pn
1:22 pm Ar Thomasville .. Lv 1:45 pm
3:35 p m Ar Bainbridge Lv 11:25 a m
4:04 pm Ar Chattahoochee.. Lv 11:80 am
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonville
and Ne,w York, to and from Waycross and New
Orleans via Pensacola.
EAST FLORIDA EXPRESS.
1:30 pm Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 pm
3:2opm Lv Jesup Lv 10:32am
4:40 p m Ar Waycross Lv 9:23 a m
7:45 pm Ar Jacksonville. .. Lv 7:00 am
4:15 m Lv. Jacksonville Ar 9:43 a m
7:20 p m Lv Waycross...... Ar 5:35 am
8:31 p m Ar Qupont Lv 5:30a a
3:25 PmLv .. .Lake City Ar 10:45 a m
3:45 p m Lv Gainesville Ar 10:30 a m
6:55 p m Lv Live Oak Ar 7:loam
8:40 pm Lv Dupont Ar 5:25 am
10:55 p m Ar Thomasville Lv 3:25 a m
I:22am Ar Albany Lv I:2sam
Uullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonvdlla
and St. Louis via Thomasville, Albany, Mont
gomery and Nashville.
7:85 pm Lv Savannah Ar 6: 10 a m
10:05 p m Lv Jesup Lv 3:15a m
12:40 a m Ar Waycross Lv 12:10 a m
s:3oam Ar Jacksonville Lv SiOOpni
9:00 p m Lv. . .Jacksonville .. Ar 5:30a m
1:06 a m Lv Waycross. ...f. Ar 11:80 pm
2:30 a m Ar Dupont Lv 10:05 p m
7:10 a m Ar .... Live Oak Lv eISTp m
10:80 am Ar Gainesville Lv 8:45 p m
10:45 a m Ar Lake City I,v 3:25 p m
2:55 a m Lv Dupont Ar 9:Bft p~ro
6:30 am Ar Thomasville Lv 7:00 piq
11:40 a m Ar Albany Lv 4:00 pm
Stops at all regular stations. Pullman
sleeping cars to ana from Jacksonville and Sa
6:05 a m Lv Waycross Ar 7:00 pm
10:26 am Ar Thomasville Lv 2:15 pm
Stops at all regular and flag stations.
3:45 pm Lv Savannah Ar B:3oam
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 Yemassee at 12:30 p m), 12:26
p m anil 8:23 p m; for Augusta and Atlanta at
i :00 am, 5:15 p m and 8:20 pm; with steamshl pa
for New York Sunday, Tueeday and Friday; for
Boston Thursday: for Baltimore every fifth dnv.
At J ESUP for Brunswick at 8:30 a m and 3:33
pm; for Macon 10:30 a m and 11:07 pm.
At WAYCROSS for Brunswick at 10:00 am and
5:05 p m.
At CALLAHAN for Fernandina at 2:47 pm;
for Waldo, Cedar Key, Ocala, etc , at 11:27 a m.
At LIVE 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 a m.
At ALBANY for Atlanta, Macon, Montgom
ery, Mobile. New Orleans, Nashville, etc.
At i M ATT \ 11< toc'HEE 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. P. HARDEE, Gen. Pass. Agent.
R. G. FLEMING Superintendent
Charleston & Savannah Railway Cos.
fJONNECTIONS made at Savannah with Sa-
V. l vannah. Florida and Western Railway.
Trains leave and arrive at Savannah by stand
ard time (90th meridian), which is 30 minute*
slower than city time.
No. 14* 38t 66* 78*
Lv Sav’h .12:26 p m 4:00 p m 6:45 am 8:23 pm
ArAugiißta 12:30 pm
Ar Beaufort 6:08 p m 10:15 am
Ar P. Royal 6:20 pm 10:30 a in
Ar Al'dale.. 7:40 p m 8:15 pm 10:20 am
Ar Cha stou 4:43 p in 9:20 p m 11:40 a m R 25 a na
33* 35* 27*
Lv Cha’ston 7:10 a m 3:35 p m 4:00 a m
Lv Augusta 12:85 pm
Lv Al’dale.. 5:10 am 8:07 pm
Lv P. Royal. 7:ooam 2:00p in
Lv Beaufort 7:12 a m 2:15 pm
ArSav’h.. . ,10:15 a m 6:58 p m 6:11 a m
*Daily I>et.veen Savannah and Charleston.
Train No. 78 makes no connection with Port
Royal and Augusta Hallway, and stops only at
Kldgeland, Green Pond ana Ravenal. Traiu 14
stops only at Yemassee and Green Pond, and
connects for Beaufort and Port Royal dally, ami
for Allendale dally, except Sunday. Trains 3S
an-1 60 connect from and for Beaufort and Port
For tickets, sb-eping car reservations and all
other information apply to WM. BREN.
S|>eoial Ticket Agent, 22 Bull street, and al
Charleston ami Savannah railway ticket oftlca
at Savannah, Florida and Western Kalb**/
depot C. S. GADSDEN. SuW.