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THE BOVS IN GRAY.
A MEETING TO ORGANIZE A CON
The Plan Adopted for Calling- the Old
Soldiers Together- No Camp Follow
ers Wanted -Every Effort to be Made
to Confine the Membership to Men
of Honorable Records.
In answer to a call that was issued, a
number of the officers of the Confederate
army met at the Republican Blues hall last
night to take step- preliminary to the for
mation of an organization to lie composed
of the soldiers who did honorable service
during the war. Gen. L. Me Laws was
elected chairman, and Capt. J. R. Dillon
secretary. After he opened the meeting
Gen. McLaws stated its object and railed
for suggestions. Capt. J. P. White moved
that a committee of five lie appointed to
notify all the officers in the city of the pro
posed organization and request them to call
their respeetive commands together to bo
present at a meeting, of which notice would
be given and at which the organization
would be effected. There was no second to
that, and Capt. Abrahams t hen moved that
the committee publish a call to all Confed
erate soldiers. The motion was seconded,
but lief ore it was put Capt. White renewed
his motion as an amendment. He stated
that there were many men who claimed to
be soldiers who would not be wanted in
the organization, but who would be
the first to respond to a call, and
would be the loudest talkers at the
meeting. These were the men who were the
first to got out of their companies after the
fighting began. No one was wanted as a
member of the organization unless he could
be vouched for as a soldier who hit* 1 borne
some of the brunt of the war or remained
faithful to his command, wherever it may
have been ordered. The reason he made
his motion was that the officers knew better
than anyone else the character of the men
under them, and the summons of a member
of a command by his officer would te his
Cant. Abrahams asked if the organization
was intended only for soldiers attached to
Savannah commands, for a number of his
friends were from Alabama and there was
no officer here under whom they served.
Capt. White explained that the plan he
proposed would be for the organization of a
nucleus and after it had teen formdd all
those who were not attached to Savannah
commands would present their credentials
to a committee and if they were all right
they would be admitted. The object was
not to exclude any soldiers who hud served
faithfully, but those who had not.
Capt. Abralmms then said that, he saw the
wisdom of that plan and would withdraw
his motion and second Mr. White’s. The
motion was then put and carried. The
committee was increased to ten, and the fol
lowing officers were appointed by Gen. Mc-
Laws: Col. R. E. Lester, Capt J. I’. White,
Capt, J. F. Wheaton, Capt. John Flannery,
Capt. H. M. Branch, Lieut. John Reilly,
Capt. E. H. Abrahams, Capt. W. D. Dixon,
Capt. R Falligant, and Capt. J. D. John
ston. IJpon motion Glen. McLaws was added
as ex-officio chairman.
Upon motion of Capt. Dillon, Gen. Mc-
Laws was requested to write to other or
ganizations of a similar character to the one
proposed for copies of the by-laws and such
other information as they could furnish, in
order that a plan for organization might te
submitted at the next meeting.
The meeting then adjourned subject to
the call of the chair.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
There was only one arrest yesterday, and
it was for disorderly conduct,
The diamond ring raffled at Dr. W. F.
Reid's store last night was won for Mrs. Dr.
G. H. Stone on a throw of forty-eight.
The Chatham Real Estate and Improve
ment Company have declared a dividend of
$1 20 per snare, payable on and after Aug. 8.
The regular monthly meeting of Ancient
Landmark Lodge No. 281, F. A. M., will te
held to-night at the Masonic Temple and the
E. E. degree will be conferred.
Messrs. Holst & Cos. cleared yesterday the
Norwegian Vwrk Talisman, for Antwerp,
with 2,407 barrels spirits turpentine, meas
uring gallons, valued at $88,512.
Cargo by James Farie, Jr.
The Jesuns and Amateurs will cross bats
at. the base ball park ot 4:80 o’clock this af
ternoon. The Jesup club is a strong one,
and it baa a clean score for the season, not
having a single defeat against it.
The steamer Silver Star arrived yesterday
morning from Beaufort with a negro excur
sion. She departed iu the afternoon. The
steamer Pilot Boy left yesterday for Beau
fort with a negro excursion party.
Correspondents in different jiarts of the
State are constantly writing to the Morn
ing News asking when the Tybeo road will
be opened. A good many of them are
thinking of going to Cumberland Island,
but they say that they would prefer to go to
Tyliee if there are inducements offered them
in the way of excursion rates by the rail
roads whan the Tybee line is finished.
AN EXCURSION TO CHARLESTON
For the Benefit of the Order of Railroad
An excursion will te given on Tuesday,
July 19, to Charleston for the benefit of Pal
metto Division No. 208, Order of Railroad
Conductors. The fare for the round trip
from this city, or any station, is only sl.
Tickets can be procured at any station or
from either of the following gentlemen,who
are the committee of arrangements: \V. T.
Blanchard, YV. T. Fitzgerald, 8. K. Slaw
son, H. Z. Harris.
The train will arrive at Charleston at
>1 :40 a. m., and will stop at the wharf where
the steamer Silver Star will be in waiting
to take all who desire to go around the
harbor, for which an additional charge of
only 250, will te made. The steamer will
return to Charleston in time to allow the
excursionists to see the game between the
Charleston and New Orleans Base Ball
Clubs. Aside front the nominal price of
the tickets, the excursion deserves the]wt
ronage of the puhlio, as it is for the benefit
Of the Order of Railway Conductors, a be
nevolent organization instituted for the
relief of sick and destitute members and their
families. Tbe train will leave this city at
6;45 a. m.
An Emblem of Merit.
Miss Mary R. Lyons, daughter of Mr.
John Lyons, has returned home from the
Academy of the Visitation, where she has
recently graduated. Miss Lyons brings
witli her n trophy of her success which is
both Mattering to herself and gratifying to
her parents and friends. It is a gold mlnl
which was offered by Mu j. H. C. Seuipie for
the test English easav. The metal is itself
an exquisite work of art, ami it hears the
inscription: ‘‘Awarded to Mary R. Lyons
for English Essay. Academy ot the Visita
tion, Mobile, Ala., July 7, 1887.”
For the Bethesda Orphans.
The Bethesda Union will give its second
annual picnic on Thursday, July 21, at
Grenwich Park. Tlio picnic will te given
for the benefit of tbe Bethesda orphans, and
that money may te realized from it, tickets
will te sold for 50c:. each. They include the
railroad fare from the Coast Lino railroad
junction to the park and return. Trains
wil] lea ve at convenient, hours, and return
early in the evening.
Oh. give me teeth sound, white and neat.
Oh, give me breath that's pure and sweet,
On, give me rosy, healthful gums.
And I will meet whatever comets;
Whatever troubles may befall,
With SOZOOONT i’ll mo-t tb mi all
THE MERCURY CLIMBING
Some Facts Concerning the Condition
of the Weather.
The little silver thread in the thermometer
mounted 2° higher yesterday than on Sun
day, and the day was proportionately more
uncomfortable. The rain that fell during
tbe afternoon was of no value as a cooler,
in fact it seemed to let loose all
the latent beat that was reposing qui
etly in the neighborhood and start
it meandering around in search of victims.
Just before the rain the thermometer
showed only 82.70'’, but immediately after it
rose to 98.8 , which was tbe maximum for the
day. Although the humidity of the atmos
phere was not so groat as on Sunday, the day
was more oppressive and there was more
complaint of the heat. Still the residents
of this city have nothing to complain of.
The summer lias teen and still is a com
paratively cool one. Comparatively
the temperature of each day and
of the entire fieriod between Jan. 1
and July 13, with the average of the same
lieriod every year since the signal service
has lieen established, it is found that Savan
nah is just 408.7” of heat short, and is fall
ing behind every day. Each clay is cooler
than the corresponding day of average
Jesup was the hottest point in the cotton
district yesterday, the nuiximum there be
ing 00", but Atlanta was feeling the in
fluence of the storm that has just passed
over the lake region, ami her highest was
only 78”. West and northwest winds blew
all day, while here the winds were south
erly. Charleston’s temperature was (lie
same ns Savannah’s, but Augusta’s reached
00 . Georgia held the hottest and the coolest
places in the United -States yusterday. Jesup
was the warmest and Atlanta the coolest.
Jesup was wanner than any point in
Florida or the Rio Grande valley, and At
lanta was cooler than even the extreme
Northwest. The indications do not point to
a speedy change in the weather, though the
heat is likely to produce local storms.
GLEANINGS PROM THE COURTS.
Cases Before the Superior and City
The case of the State vs. William Dixon,
Thomas Golden and Adam Matthews,
charged with the larceny of wine from the
wine collar of the Pulaski House, was called
for trial in the Superior Court, but Golden’s
counsel moved that it be continued until
next term, on account of the absence of the
leading counsel. The motion was resisted
by the State, but the Court reassigned the
case for Thursday. July 21, at which time
the e ase will be tried or strict legal reasons
showing why it should lx* continued will be
required. The same rule applies to the other
In the case of the Central Railroad and
Banking Company vs. W. A. Gamble et al.
the jury returned a verdict refusing to
allow the homestead, but giving Gamble’s
wife $7OO and the remainder to his creditors.
The trial of Morgan Jones, charged with
arson, was continued until Wednesday, July
20, on account of the illness of an important
The City Court.
Lafayette Manning was put upon his
trial for trying to replenish his wardrobe at
the expense of other people. He visited M.
Greenbaum’s store and abstracted two pairs
of pants. He then went to J. A. Voloski’s
and obtained a coat, aud his hat was pro
cured from E. Cohen’s store. Just as he
hail provided himself w ith these necessaries
a policeman happened along and he was ar
rested. He was given six months on the
chain gang for each offense.
Ida Brown was sent up for two months
for assault and battery, and Evans Williams
was given three months for beating his wife.
Jacob Gathers was up for vagrancy, but
he was discharged.
W. A. Johnson was given sixty days for
stealing $1 from Surah Turner.
Fannie Green was sent to the City Court
by a justice of the peace on a peace warrant
and Judge Harden dismissed her. He said
that it was nonsense for the justices to send
their peace warrants to him; that a magis
trate ought to have more sense than to send
up such cases.
The negroes who were arrested on Sunday
for gambling were brought up for trial yes
terday. Aaron Patterson turned State’s
evidence and the case against him was nolle
pressed. Edward Gregory demanded an
indictment. Bob Washington and Cove
Foster were acquitted, and Willie Burns
was convicted and given his choice between
n flue of $25 or three months in the chain
THE FORDS’ NEW PLAY.
"Saratoga” to be Presented Thursday
and Friday Nights.
On Thursday and Friday nights the Fords
will play “Saratoga,” ono of tho brightest
light comedies they have presented. Tho
play has already proved a success, having
run for 1300 nights at the Fifth Avenue Thea
tre. New York. The Fords are hard at
work rehearsing and preparing the play.
Tho cast is most excellent. Messrs. Hanley
and McCabe both have light comedy parts,
and Mr. Larry Doyle an old man part, in
which he is excellent. Miss Rhea Atherton
will make her first appearance as one of the
Fords in “Saratoga” on Thursday night.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
' The Pensacola and Memphis road will be
built by the Anglo-Southern Construction
and Improvorftent Company, and it is an
nounced that work will begin within sixty
A prominent Chattanoogan has just re
turned home from New York. While in that
city he hud a conference with the directors
of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
railroad, who informed him that the money
for building the Memphis and t 'harleston
railroad extension from Stevenson, Ala., to
Chattanooga is all ready and work would
lie begun in a few days. The work of the
engineers lias l*>en about completed, and it
only remaius for the work of grading to be
Installation of Officers.
At a meeting of Georgia Tent of the
Reehabites the following officers were in
stalled by D. H. C. R. W. R. Booue:
C. U.—C. O. Godfrey.
D. R. —J. H. Evans.
8.-- Fred. Chandler.
T.—R. .1. Bi>eer.
F. 8. -J. M. Butler.
R. B.—Thomas F. lfoynea.
L.—l. N. Hewitt.
O. G.—.l. G. Issllletter.
I. G.—VV. B. Hevil.
R. 8. C. R —M. F. Beals.
L. 8. C. R.—j). M. Franklin.
R. 8. I). H.—O. B. Perry.
L. s. i>. i; T. B. Francis.
Georgia's Warm Springs.
The opening of tho Eastern division of the
Georgia Midland railroad bus given
easier access to the Warm Springs,
| which are situated on a spur of
Pine Mountain, 1,500 feet above the
level of the sea. in a country of great nat
ural beauty. The climate is delightful, and
the air is pure and dry. The spring is a
natural wonder, llowing from the side of a
mountain at the rate of 1,400 gallons per
liiiuuUi. The place is a popular resort.
For Warm Weather.
White Linen Duck Suits, gray and cream
oplor, Pongee Coats mid Vests, Black Al
pacas, at ull prices. Seersucker Coats and
Vests, thin Cofits for fifty cents; thin Under
wear to close out. by the Famous New York
Clothing House, 140 Congress street.
The' latest style* of Gents' Collars and
c of 'syiUr tv-ices, F. Gutman.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1887.
Nashville Beats Birmingham and the
Pelicans Down Memphis.
Nashville, Ten*., July 11. —Nashville
won from Birmingham to-day a most closely
contested game, which was only decided
when the last, inning bad teen played.
Kelley pitched for Nashville, and allowed
but five actual hits, two other hits being
scratches that should have boen fie Idem
Mountjoy pitched six innings for
the visitors witli but five hits, when, for
some cause, he gave way to Manning, who
did not do so well. Several errors were
made, which allowed Nashville four runs
and Birmingham had lost Hogan did some
wonderful base running. He made a hit
aud then stole home before the next batter
got awav from the striker’s position, with
out an error on the part of liis opponents.
The score by innings is;
Nashville 00021030 I—7
Birmingham .. . 1 0030000 0— 4
Base hits—Nashville 10, Birmingham”.
Errors -Nashville 6. Birmingham 8.
NEW ORLEANS WINS.
Memphis, Tenn., July 11. —New Orleans
had no trouble this afternoon in defeating
the locals, who played very loosely all
round. It seemed that they vied with each
other in their attempt to make errors in
stead of runs. Tiie visitors batter! hard and
played a brilliant fielding game. Powell
and Wells were the battery for New Orleans
ami Smith and Crotty for Memphis. New
Orleans made 18 hits and 1 error. Memphis
made 10 hits and 9 errors. The score by in
Memphis. 00000000 I—l
New Orleans 22018000 x—B
The attendance numbered about 1,200.
Orlando Refuses to Play Out the Game
and Forfeits It.
Orlando, Fla., July 11.— The game to
day between Orlaudo and Fernandina, in
which the latter were playing for the State
championship and the silver ball and bat,
which were won by the Orlando club last
yoar, was a very creditable game up to the
ninth inning. At tile end of the eighth in
ning the score stood Btos in favor of Or
lando. Fernandina then wont to the bat,
made three runs and tied the score with a
man on second, who tried to reach home.
The umpire decided in his favor, but the
veritable Orlando kickers would not allow
the score. Part of the kickers left the
f rounds, refusing to play their half inning.
he umpire then decided the game 9 to 0 in
favor ot Fernandina.
At New York-
New York 00200000 o—2
Pittsburg 1 00000002—3
Base hits New York 8, Pittsburg 11. Errors
—New York 2. Pittsburg !!. Batteries—George
ami Brown McCormick and Miller.
At Bt. Louis—
St, tell is 0 0 t 0 3 7 0 0 I—l 2
Baltimore 200 001 00 2—5
Base hits St. teals 20, Baltimore 10, Errors
—Si, Louiso, Baltimore 1.
Washington 00000 5 34 o—l 2
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 o—4
Base hits—Washington 18, Chicago 10. Errors
Washington 0, Chicago 10. Batteries—O'Day
and Mack. (lark sen and Flint.
Indianapolis 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0— 6
Philadelphia. 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 x—B
Base hits -Indianapolis 15, Philadelphia 14.
Errors Indianapolis 3. Philauelpia 4. Batteries
-Fans and Hackett, Casey and McGuire.
Cincinnati........ 121 10000 o—s
Metropolitans 00000000 0— 0
Base hits—Cincinnati 12, Metropolitans 7. Er
rors—Cincinnati 1, Metropolitans 2.
The Boston-Detroit game was postponed
on accouut of rain.
Among the arrivals at the Harnett House
yesterday were Mrs. P, Cutting and son,
Orlando, Fla.; G. W. Btuart, Washington
D. Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; E. F. Clark,
Sanford, Fla. ;*B. J. Leob and wife, Cedar
Keys, Fla.;Capt. J. 8. Kennard,Habersham
county; E. H. Lockwood, 8. J. Schoenmn
ker, Philadelphia; William B. May, W.
A. v’aden, Beaufort, 8. C.; G. F. Drake, E.
W. Rushton, Utica, N. Y.; J. L. Heinman,
8. F. Spaulding, Boston; M. L. Thornton,
Huntington, W. Va.; John Hagan, J. Con
nnlly, L. Knight, Darien; G. C. Moorhead,
Charleston, 8. C.; J. G. Dodge, Graham.
At the Marshall House were Thomas
Earley, Darien; John H. Griffin, A. J. Win
ton, Atlanta; P. B. Davis, Baker’s Mills.
Fla.; W. F. Howe, John M Bryan and
family, J. P. Shelley, Atlanta; J.*H. Mar
tin, Baltimore; B. 14. Saxon, Valdosta; T.
C. Hark, Pendnrvis; W. H. Love, Pearson;
I). P. Paxton, Jesup; W. P. Sparks, Thomas
ville; William Letford, Bryan county.
At the Screven House were Mrs. Susie A.
Way, Charles M. Tyson, Darien; J. G. Bur
pee, Doboy; A. F. Lippineott, Philadelphia;
H. M. Beiilett, F. M. Fremont, A. L. Powel
son, Atlanta; A. M. Williamson, Floral
City, Fla; J L. Sweat, Wayeross; C. F.
Caton, Palatka, Fla.; Airs. Charles W.
Beale, Arden, N. C.: Virgil Powers, Macon;
James Harris, New- York; G. W. Perkins,
Augusta; D. J. Gleason, Baltimore; Mrs. E.
C. Ramsy, Miss Jesse Ramsy, Guyton.
At the Pulaski House were G. 8. Gaines,
S. E. Cleveland, N. Sayles, J. 8 Hogan,
Cincinnati; W. E. Elani, Port Royal, S. C.;
H. A. Douglass, C. T. Richards,' Philadel
phia; J. L. Pitcher, I’. E. Dennis, Boston;
G. S. Murphy, T. T. Carson, L. N. Jackson,
St. Jxmis; C. L. Goodman, Chicago.
At Estili’s News Depot.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Savannah Weekly News, Ten to Twelve
(by the author of the “Leavenworth Case),
The Season for Agust, The Delineator for
August, Rand-McNally’s Railway Guide
for July, The Colonel, French Weeklies,
Puck, The Judge, Harper’s Weekly, Leslie's
Weekly, Christian Herald, Sunny South,
Horseman, German weeklies, Boston
Herald, Boston Globe, Philadelphia
Times, Philadelphia Press, Baltimore
Sun, Baltimore American, New York
Herald, W orld. Times, Star, Situ,
Evening Post, Tribune, Graphic, Florida
Times-Union, Jacksonville Morning News,
New Orleans Times-Democrat. New
Orleans Picayune, Macon Telegraph, Au
gusta Chronicle, Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette, Charleston News and Courier.
Embroideries and Laces.
This week wo will put on salt', besides the
Utilities of other stock, all the Embroideries
and Luces which wore saved at the fire. We
promise to give such bargains as will com
mand u ready purchase, as wo are very anx
ious to close out the entire stock at the
earliest possible moment, Please bear this
in mind and be certain to examine our
stock of Embroideries and Luces. We also
offer excellent bargains in Children's and
dents’ Fine Hosiery, Kid, Silk and Thread
Gloves. David Wkisbeix,
105 Congress street, next door to Solomons’
Gutman keeps the following celebrated
makes of coHets: C. P., in white ami colors;
Thompson's Glove Pitting, in several styles;
lb Ail., in medium and extra long; Fimtoli
Woven at 'no. and upwards; Misses'Corset*
tuid Corset Waists.
Our new line of Ribbons, all widths, re
ceived. P. Gutman, 141 Broughton street.
Gents’ white and fancy Laivn Ties, only
he. per dozen, at Gutman's.
Umbrellas for Sun and Rain.
Silver and Gold Handled Gloria Umbrel
las for three dollars and three-fifty, and
every other grade down to one dollar, for
sale by the Famous New York Clothing
House, HO Congress street.
At. the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga..
vou get all the comforts of the high pri -ed
hotels, and save from (1 to >2 per day. Try
it nod bo convinced.— Hatton Hum*' Jottr
SOME BALLOON STORIES.
Thrilling Experience of Professor King
and the Wises.
From the Philadelphia Times.
There are no two names better known in
the annals of American aeronautics than
those of King and Wise. Professor Samuel
A. King is now in his sixtieth year. Since
1851 he has been a practical aeronaut, mak
ing his first ascension in the summer of that
year from the old Zoological Garden, in
Fail-mount Park. Since then he has made
28<i aerial voyages and a great many lesser
ascensions. His wife, who is a quiet,modest
little woman, has made a number of ascen
sions with him and regards ballooning a
much safer mode of traveling than carriage
riding. She is afraid of horses, but doesn’t
mind taking a jaunt through the air a mile
or so above the earth. In one of her trips
she once had a narrow escape. It was two
years ago, at Indianapolis. After a remark
ably pleasant ascension the balloon in de
scending suddenly swayed wheu near the
earth and caught in a dead tree. The sharp
brunch ripixxl the balloon open, causing it
to collapse, and landing the basket in which
she ana her husband sat in a fork of the
tree, sixty feet from the earth. As quick as
thought Prof. King braced the basket with
a rope, until he had cut the balloon away,
then, dropping another rope to some farm
hands, he loosened the basket and was low
ered over a limb to the earth. Neither he
nor his wife received a scratch.
The only time he was over hurt was in an
ascension from Augusta, Ga. When he de
scended the balloon caught on a dead pine
and was torn. He atterhpted to descend
by the drag rope, when the balloon collapsed
and came down with a crash, badly bruis
ing, but otherwise not hurting him. Some
of nis voyages, however, have been exceed
SOME THRILLING VOYAGES.
On Oct. 14, 1878, he went up from Scran
ton, got caught in a wind storm and came
down at Oak Station, Montgomery county,
140 miles from the starting point, the whole
trip consuming but two hours. On Oct. 15,
1881, he made nis memorable ascension from
Chicago with Hashagen, of the Signal Ser
vice Bureau. He was up nineteen hours,
and descendi-d in the Wisconsin wilderness,
where he and his comrade lost their w f ay,
and suffered terribly before they again
came in contact with civilization. The bal
loon he used in that trip is the one he will
make his ascension in to-day.
One night he was suspended between sky
and earth for thirteen hours over the Maine
and Canada wilderness. His experience
that night was thrilling and remarkable.
The ascension was mode at 4 p. m. at
Plymouth, N. H., his companion being Lu
ther E. Holden, of the Boston Journal. For
six hours they hung over a mile above the
wilderness, the balloon not losing a foot of
gas or the car an ounce of ballast. When
they landed next morning they came down
at the head of anew railroad which was
being constructed 250 miles below Quebec,
near the Gulf of St. Lawrence, over which
they had spent a portion of the night. The
road was 200 miles away from any othor
road or civilization. They rode to Quebec
on a buckboard, driven by a French Cana
dian. Mr. Holden always attributed their
lucky descent to an interposition of divine
In an ascension he made in August, 1875,
from Burlington, la., lie was caught in a
tnunderstorni, and came near being struck
by lightning. The expansion of the air
acted on the balloon and drove the gas from
the neck onto his head,and through the open
valve with terrffc velocity. He had a thrill
ing descent through the clouds, and on
reaching the earth went crashing through
trees, landing twelve miles from where he
ascended, having been driven back by the
storm. The whole trip consumed three
quarters of an hour.
AN AERIAL RRIDAL TRIP.
On the Fourth of July of the same year
he took a party of seven, including two
bridal couples, over Lake Erie from Cleve
land. The balloon sailed over the lake to
Buffalo, where it struck a back current and
returned, passing Cleveland, gradually ap
proaching the Canada shore, which it struck
at Point au Pele. It then crossed a strip of
Canada and thirty-five miles of Lake Bt.
Clair, landing eleven miles from Port Huron
at midnight, having male 480 miles in thir
On another Fourth of July he took five
newspaper men from Buffalo to Quinton,
N. J. He crossed the Alleghenies and fol
lowed the Susquehanna as far as Havre de
Grace, took a sharp turn and sailed due east
across Delaware into New Jersey, the whole
trip taking thirteen hours. Notwithstand
ing his vast experience and many exploits,
the Professor is a modest man, and will
moke no promises about his trip to-day. He
says it all depends on the elements, and that
he will do his best to make a grand success
of the ascension.
THE WISE FAMILY.
Prof. Charles Wise, under whose direc
tion the “lndei'endence" will lie sent up, is
the son of the late Prof. John Wise, Sr.,
who was lost while making an aerial voy
age. He made his first ascension thirty
seven years ago, when but 1!> years of age,
at Shaimandale Springs, W. Va. He went
up two and one-lialf miles and staid up
three hours, landing sixty-six miles from
the starting point, to which place he re
turned in an ox cart. Four years later he
made an as<-elision from Newb’uryport,Mass.,
on the occasion of a civic celebration. The
wind was blowing toward the ocean and the
committee offered to pay the price of the
ascension rather than take anv risks, but
after consulting with his father The decide!
to make the ascension. After going up
is, 000 feet very rapidly and descending still
more rapidly lie struck Plum Island bar. As
there were no inhabitants ami uo place to
grapple the only alternative was to jump
out of the car. This he did, landing safely
in the sand.
The balloon, lightened of its load, shot into
the air and blew out to sea The next morn
ing it whs picked up by a whuler 000 miles
away and tirOught into Provinoetown. The
whole ascent and descent occupied one-half
hour. The sailors on the whaler, when they
saw the balloon floating in the water thought
it was an immense blubber and harpooned
it. It immediately collapsed and was taken
on board, the Newburyport papers of the
previous day tieing found in the car. The
professor has liecn ever since actively engag
ed as aii aeronaut, and at various times
lias taken up every member of his family,
having in thirty-live years made over ;>oo
ascensions. His son, John, Jr., who will
take up the “Indejiendwice” to day, mado
his first ascension at the age of 8, with his
CAUGHT IX A SHOW STORM.
One of the most notable ascensions that
has over boon made was made by Inin, under
the direction of his father, at Waynesburg,
Greene county, when he was only 14 years
old. After working a half day at inflating
the balloon, the supply of gas gave out
i when the balloon was oiily half full. The
balloon refused to ascend with the boy,
when his lather decided to do a thing that
has never before or since been attempted.
He cut the lower half of the balloon off.
While he was doing this some officious
spectator cut the valve rope two feet beyond
tie' boy’s reach, and in the midst of a rain
I storm the 14-yoar old leronaut went sail
I mg Into space, and beyond the clouds, hat
i less and ooatless and without a valve cord.
He was directed by his father not to go
over two miles, but being unable to reach
the valve coed, he got caaght in a heavy
snow-storm, and was driven forty miles in
forty minutes. Tiauding where there were
I no means of communication, he was not
j heard from for two days. The excitement
I of the citizens was so intense that they or
ganized a cnmmtttee to search for and give
him a reception w hen found. When he was
found the citizens filled his hat with money.
Ho was nearly frozen to death during the
voyage, and when he descended he vva> cov
ered with icicles. Since then he has made
250 ascensions without, an accident.
TWO REMARKABLE ASCENSIONS.
The highest ascension ever made was on
Hopt. 5, isiyj, by Janies Glaisher, F. R. 8.
He left the earth with aeronaut Coggswell
at Wolverhampton. Flag., at 1:0J p in. and
at 1:51 v '< —toy up t the
rate of 1,000 teet per minute. He kept on
ascending until the balloon attained an al
titude of 37,000 feet. Glaisher became ut
terly unconscious, but Coggswell c limbed
up the rojiCA and pulled the valve rope with
his teeth. They descended at the rate of
2,000 feet per minute until the balloon
formed a parachute, when it came down
easily, seven miles from the starting point.
The longest and fastest balloon voyage
was made on July 1, 1850, by John Wise,
Sr., La Mountain, ana Oliver P. Gager, of
New York. They left St. Louis at 6 m.
and landed in Jefferson county, N. Y., at
2:35 p. m., the next day, the distance being
1,100 miles as the bird flies, and 1,200 miles
as the balloon Hew.
READS LIKE A ROMANCE.
A North Carolina Murder Trial In
Which Georgians Are Interested.
J'Vom the Athena (Go.) Banner-Watchman.
About a year ago there was a sensation in
this section of the State over the appearance
of an old man from North Carolina named
Dr. G. W. Ward, who came in quest of a
grandson, whom he believed to have been
murdered by certain men wbo pursued him.
It transpired to he a most thrilling and in
teresting story, for which we are indebted
to Col. D. W. Meadow, of Danielsville.
Aaron Ingram was a young man living in
Swain county, N.JC. In adifliculty he killed,
with a barlow knife, a man named Sher
man Welsh of the same county. Ingram
made good his escape, passing through Toc
coa, Carncsville, Danielsville, Washington
and other points in this section of Georgiy.
The Sheriff of Swain county was also
named Welsh, and is a cousin of the man
killed by Ingram. Together with the others
he started in quest of the murderer, the
posse tracking him like sleuth-hounds and
following close upon his heels. They also
passed through the towns we have
named, and wore open in their
declaration that they would take In
gram, dead or alive. After going as
far as Augusta this squad returned, and on
reaching home publicly boasted that they
had put Ingram where the dogs would not
bite him, and used other expressions that
led the public to believe that they had not
only captured their man but killed him
and hid his body. Their boasts
came to the ears *of Dr. G. W.
Ward, the grandfather of Ingram,
and a nice olrl gentleman. He believed
Welsh’s boast, and in turn started on their
track. He, too, took in these towns, and
stopped at each to make inquiries, but could
learn nothing until Augusta was reached,
and there he found in tne swamps of the
Savannah river the body of a decapi
tated human being with the head
missing. The flesh, however, was
dropping from the bones, so that he could
not identify the remains, but returned home
with the firm belief that it was the body of
his grandson, who had been killed by his
pursuers and thus mutilated to conceal the
crime. He had no evidence to convict, but
before he left Georgia offered a reward for
But as it afterward transpired, this was
not young Ingram’s remains. Near Athens,
Ga., he succeeded in throwing his pursuers
off the trail, and went to Rutledge, a little
town on the Georgia road. From there he
kept getting further and further off, finally
located in the Indian Territory, where he
went to work as a farm hand. He had such
a dread of detection that he would not even
communicate with his family in North Car
But as fate would have it, near where In
?ram was working there also lived a man
rom Swain county who had also left home
for some crime. He recognized Ingram as
soon as he saw him, and to ingratiate him
self with a gang of cow boys, told them that
Ingram had murdered a man in North Car
olina, had fled from justice, that a reward
of §7OO was offered for him, but he was a
desperate man and would resist arrest to the
death. He also informed the cow boys that
the reward would be paid for Ingram’s body
dead or alive.
The cowboys, armed to the teeth, rode
into the field where Ingram was plowing,
and, without warning, fired a volley into
him. His right arm was shattered and his
side wounded with buckshot. The desper
ately wounded man was then sent back to
North Carolina in irons, and for two months
laid at death’s door in jail. He finally re
In the meantime his grandfather. Dr.
Ward, employed the best legal talent in the
State to defend him, engaging four lawyers.
The other side employed a similar number,
one of them being an ex-judge from the
bench. In passing through Danielsville
Dr. Ward was very much impressed with
D. W. Meadow, Ejsq., and after the cap
ture of his grandson, came to Georgia
and employed nim at a handsome fee to de
fend Ingram. This Mr. Meadow did, stay
ing twelve days in Swain county. He did
his best work for his client, and when the
case was heard made a speech that electri
fied the court house and brought upon this
brilliant young lawyer the applause
of the , county. It was a desperate
cuse against fngram, but Mr. Meadow
succeeded in getting a verdict
of manslaughter, and a sentence of seven
months in Jail. Ingram was the happiest,
man in North Carolina on coming off so
light. Mr. Meadow made such a fine im
pression that he was at once engaged as
' leading counsel in another big murder case,
to be tried in Hwain county at next term of
court. It was a grand leading triumph for
one of our most brilliant and popular young
Produces ground itch, especially with chil
dren. It is a very disagreeable trouble, and
sometimes causes very severe sores on the
feet, which prevent the wearing of shoes or
even walking. Tetterine cures this malady
by applying only a few times; it is equally
as successful on old cases of tetter, eczema,
ringworm, etc., etc.
50c. per box. At all druggists. J. T.
Shuftrink & Bro., Savannah, Ga.
Diamonds, Gold and Silver.
I am looking forward shortly to be able
to move back to my old quarters. It is now
my aim to reduce stock or to close it out as
far as possible, to make the moving a less
troublesome matter. To do this I have de
termined upon making sacrifices. This is
not device to draw trade, but a positive
fact. I offer sterling silverware for wed
ding presents, watches, diamonds, etc., at
actual New 5 nrk wholesale prices.
My present temporary quarter is 11 6t£
Broughton street, directly opposite Ludden
A. Bates’ music house. M. Sterxbero.
Indies’ Muslin .Skirts, good muslin, five
rows of tucks, only 47c.. at Gutmau’s.
Closing out the balance of our Parasols
and Jerseys at less than cost. P. Gutman.
The celebrated Hercules Jeans Drawers
and Bulbriggan Vest and Drawers, at Gut
New Bustles received at Gutman’s.
For the Benefit of the Clergy.
We Imve on hand Clergymen’s Black
Alpaca t 'oats, to lx. sold low, by the Famous
New York Clothing House, 140 Congress
141 Broughton street, has just received a
new stock of Kuching, Chemisettes, Collars
New lailies’ and children’s Hose and Hand
kerchiefs just received at Gutman’s, 141
Just received an entire new line of Boys’
Fancy Ties, at Gutman’s, 141 Broughton
For the Comfort of Stout Men.
We have White Shirts, open front, with
Collars and Cuffs attached, sizes 17,
18V,, 10, made to order and not called for,
which will he sold low, by the Famous New
York Clothinj Hon.,\ 1(0 C . trvet. 1
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Stationary temperature, southerly
winds in the eastern portion,
westerly winds in the western por
tion, fair weather.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, July 11. 1887. and the mean of same day for
I Departure j Total
Mean Temperature from the | Departure
— ; Mean Since
for 15 years Juijrll.'B7.J -|-or jjan. 1.1587.
SI i 817 | —0 . I— 408.7
Comparative rainfall statement:
.7 _ . , | Departure I Total
Mean Daily Amount f rom the ; Departure
Amour.tfor, tor Mean i Since
lb Years, j July 11. 87. j or _ l_ ran lgß7 .
T 7 I ~. I - .157 j - .008
Maximum temperature 93.8, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 6.0 feet —a fall of 0.8 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing 6p. m., July 11. I&S7, 75th Meridian
Districts. | Average.
.. Max. I Min. jltain-
M tioos. i renl Pj Tem P fail.
1. Wilmington It 91 71 .05
2. Charleston 8 94 74 .03
S. Augusta 12 93 72 .10
4. Savannah 12 98 78 .11
5. Atlanta 12 89 70 .12
6. Montgomery...... 9 91 71 .11
7. Mobile 9 91 65 .16
8. New Orleans 14 92 ' 71 .13
9. Galveston 21 97 75 .00
10. Vicksburg 5 91 70 39
11. Littleßock 15 94 68 .10
12. Memphis 16 94 .06
Averages 92.4 71.0 .10
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, July 11, 9:36 p. M., city time.
Direction. 5* i
Portland 66 j N [ Cloudy.
Boston 66! N .. ,£Bloloudy.
Block Island 68! W .. .03 Cloudy.
New York city ... 74 N Clear.
Philadelphia 78 NW 8 . .. Clear.
Washington city.. 74 NW Clear.
Norfolk 76: W Clear.
Charlotte 76! N Clear.
Hatteras 74; S 6 Clear.
Wilmington 80’ S Clear.
Charleston 76 NW 8 Fair
Augusta 80S E ..1.. Cloudy.
Savannah 78 S E ..; ... Clear.
Jacksonville 82.8 W 12 Clear.
Titusville 78] W clear.
Key West 82] E cloudy.
Atlanta.... 70] W .. OliFair.
Pensacola 76! N Clear.
Mobile 72 NW.. .05 Clear.
Montgomery 82 W Clear.
Vicksburg 76 S E Clear.
New Orleans 76 S ; 8 .01 Fair.
Shreveport Bp]S E|..| Clear.
Fort Smith 82 .. . . ..| .15 Clear
Galveston 82] S I 9] Clear.
Corpus Christl 82 S E 18 !Clear.
Palestine 80 S 12 ....[Clear.
Brownesville 84 S 6 Clear.
Rio Grande 82 S E 12 Clear.
Knoxville 80, N £ Clear.
Memphis 84] E ! Clear.
Nashville 80] W Clear.
Louisville 80]S E Clear.
Indianapolis 7s]S E clear
Cincinnati 78! Clear.
Pittsburg 74jNW Clear.
Buffalo 72 SW 8 Clear.
Cleveland 70) E Cloudy.
Marquette 66] E [Cloudy.
Chicago 82 S 9 ..Clear.
Duluth 62] N E 11 3 24 Cloudy.
St. Paul 78SW. 43 Cloudy.
Davenport 82 S E i Clear.
Cairo 82 S I Clear.
St. Louis 86 S Clear.
Leavenworth... . 86 S [Clear.
Omaha 78 NW 15 [Threatening
Yankton 74 N Clear.
Bismarck 70 E j Clear.
Dead wood '
Cheyenne 62 N 15 .04 Cloudy.
North Platte 74 N E 6 [Clear.
Dodge City 81 SE IS Icioudy.
Santa Fe | 64[ E ].. .03 Cloudy.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps. US. Army.
In summer weights and Thin Goods in
undiminished variety. Bargains in Neck
wear, Furnishings, etc. Hats sacrificed.
The Clothing Palace
161 Congress street.
B. H. Levy & Bro.
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 will 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 lie sure of the
purity of your drinking water use the
GATE CITY STONE FILTER.
It is simply perfect. Come and let us
show you 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
HAS REMOVED TO HIS OLD STORE,
141 BROUGHTON STREET.
Now Is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to sell it.
20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds, 75c.
140 Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5.
200 Tickets, good for 1,000 Pounds, $7.
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c.
Lower prices to large buyers.
I C IS
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
aud polite service. Full and lilieral weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO,
HI BAY ST.
r :OPARTNERSHIP NOTICES.
IST 6 TICK”
I'HE1 'HE Arm of FREEMAN * OLIVER is this
day dissolved, J. R FREEMAN retiring. A.
II OuVUt WtMQQDttIMM the lend liens at the
same stand, aasuinlng all the liabflltlex ot the
lat flrrn * J F. FREEMAN,
.ict.v.t. IHT7. h. o;.:v ,
I-UDDEX * BATES S. M. H.
We are busy, very busy; alj
departments crowded. This, ia
midsummer, rather astonishes
us. We thought we would havg
a good trade, but it rather ex*
ceeds our utmost expectations
Orders coming in from Texas
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mis*
sissippi, Arkansas, Tennessee
North and South Carolina, Ken*
tucky and Virginia, and the rea*
son of their coming to us
“ that price and fair dealing, to
gether with prompt and careful
attention to orders, will sell
Our bargains in Stationery,
Artist Materials, Pictures and
Frames are still open to Savan
nah buyers, and a,re well worth
— • - —-j-x, _ —,
Bellevue High School,
BEDFORD CO.. VIRGINIA.
A thoroughly equipped School of high gradi
for Boys and Young Men.
THE 22d Annual Session opens Sept. 15, 1887
For Catalogue or special information applj
to W. R. ABBOT, Prin.. Bellevue P. 0.. Va.
Rome Female College.
(Under the control of the Synod of Georgia.)
Rev. J. M. M. CALDWELL, President.
r I''HIRTY-FIRST year begins Monday, Sept. 5.
JL 1887. Forcireulars and information addrest
S. C. CALDWELL,
Lucy Cobb Institute,
r T'HE Exercises of this School will be resumed
i SEPT. 7, 1887.
M. RUTHERFORD, Principal.
MUSIC, FIXE ARTS, ORATORY,
Literature, English Branches, French
German. Italian, etc. Largest and best equip!
ped in the world; 100 Instructors; 2,186 Stuaenti
last year. Board and room, with Steam Heaf
and Electric Light. Fall term begins Sept. 8l
1887. Ill'd Calendar free. Address E. TOUlfc
JEE, Dir., Franklin, Sq., Boston, Mass.
pIVIL. MECHANICAL AND MINING ENGE
V NKERING at the Rensselaer Polyt**chnid
Institute, Troy, N. Y. The oldest engineering
school in America. Next term begins Septeni
l>er 14th. The Register for 1887 contains a list
of the graduates for the past 62 years, with
their positions; also course of study, require*
meats, expenses, etc. Candidates from a dis
tance, or those living in distant States, by special
examinations at their homes, or at such school!
as they may l>e attending, may determine th!
question of admission without visiting Troy,
For Register and full information addres!
DAVID M GREENE, Director.
tJkIS ft ?TI (ffe Seminary for Young Ladies. Area
P* 6 5 Home for girls. Health and care hr*.
WO Bl S# Splendid teachers Patronized by
rii t i ii m m men of liberal minds in all Chiu lies.
Ample room f< t exert Lse.with city advantages. A non-secta
nan School,with best aids t*. religion. The tone and valucot
the School shown by its success. Lectures on many subjects.
French spoken at tables. Thedir.ine g Kk m me
roum is the most elegant in the builn Kras m H B
ing. For catalogue address at once, ■■ HflUu
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the tM Slum.'n adver-
lName and price gtnmped on bottom of each
Boys all wear the W .1,. DOI'GLAN $2 fcHOE.
If vourdealer does not keep them, send your
name on postal to W. L. IIOL’tiLAK, Brock
For sale by BYCK BROS., 17 Whitaker street,
I' V I N TS AND 0114,
JOHN G. BUTLER,
irmTE I,EADS. DOLORS, OILS, GLASS,
>* VARNISH, etc.; ready mixed
PAINTS; RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL
SUPPLIES, SASHF.S, DOORS, BLINDS AND
BUILDERS' HARDWARE Sole Agent foe
GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER, CE
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6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia.
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I j PaintK, Oils, Varnishes, Bruabee, Window
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