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DISGORGING NEW BILLS.
THE LEGISLATIVE SOLONS IN THE
SAME OLD RUT.
Benators Spend the Day in Listening
to the Reading of Three New
Measures One of Them Deals With
the Building of Tramways For Lum
ber The Brady Bill Under Discussion.
Atlanta, Ga., July 14. —The business in
the Senate to-day consisted of reading three
Mr. At.wnod, of the Second district, intro
duced a bill to promote the transportation
of lumber, naval stores and timber; to pro
vide transportation for the same by tram
ways and to tlx the mode of laying out such
ways. The bill provides that any pcrsoivcr
corporation desiring to build or construct a
tramway to connect with water or railway
for the transportation of these articles may
make application to the Ordinary or County
Commissioners, stating the length of way,
starting point and terminus, and location of
the line. When the application is filed the
proceedings art" the same as provided by
law for the establishment of public roads.
The width of the tramway is not to exceed
fifteen feet. When it ceases to lie used for
this purpose it is to revert tothe owner.
Mr. Rohbins, of the Twenty-fifth district
introduced a bill to amend the act ineorpor
ating the Atlantic, Birmingham and Great
Western Railway Company.
Mr. Tumipseed, of the Eleventh district,
introduced a bill to make it penal to hunt on
the lands of another without his written con
In the House.
In the House the following bills were in
By Mr. Ham, of Hall—To provide for
the examination of the Tax Collectors’ books
in the several counties of the iStuteannually
by experts appointed by the Comptroller
By Mr. Harrell, of Webster —Making it a
penal offense to prevent parto-s from en
gaging in legitimate employment hy
threatening words or acts. Aik), a bill to
incorporate the Planters’ Bank of Preston,
By Mr. Walker, of Putnam —To provide
a home for feeble minded children and
idiots, and for educating and teaching them
such employment as they are capable of.
By Mr. Stewart, of Rockdale—To ineor-
g irate the Survivors’ Association of the
ighteenth Georgia regiment.
By Mr. Crawford, of Mclntosh—Repeal
ing "the act providing for the appointment
of commissioners of Mclntosh county and
providing that said commissioners shall be
elected hy the people.
By Mr Clay, of Cobb—To amend the
charter of Salt Springs, in Douglass county,
changing the corporate- limits.
Bv Mr. Perry, of Gilmer—For the relief
of E. W. Coleman, by the refunding of
taxes wrongfully collected.
By Mr. Watson, of Douglas*—For the re
lief of D. W. Price, ex-County Treasurer of
Douglass, and his sureties on an execution.
THE BRADY BILL.
The special order was the Brady bill, in
troduced by Mr. Brady, of Sumter, to pro
vide for pleading or proving a failure of
consideration on any promissory nots or
other instrument in writing, given for com
mercial fertilizers. Mr. Brady made an
eloquent address in favor of his bill as being
an act of justice in the interests of
the farmer of the State. The speech
gave evidence of a careful and exhaustive
study of the subject and was warmly ap
On motion of Mr. Felton, of Bibb, the
minority report of the Committee on Agri
culture. to whom the bill had lxs-n referred,
was read. It recommended that the bill do
not pass, as it was hurtful to the interests of
the farmers. The majority report of the
committee favors its passage
Mr. Gamble, or Jefferson, spoke
In opposition to the passage of the
bill, although he gave credit to
the author for honesty of purpose
in introducing it. It is contrary to the
spirit of the organic law of tin- State, which
prohibits special legislation of this kind. It
is iu the nature of an insult to the integrity
and intelligence of those whom it seeks to
benefit, and yet does nut prevent their lieing
swindled. Asa farmer he did not desire to
place himself on record as requiring tfiis
kind of protection.
Mr. McLendon, of Thomas, offered an
amendment to section 2 striking out tho
words "have proven worthless or of uo
practical value" and substituting “do not
contain the ingredients claimed, thus re
moving the temptation from fanners to lay
all failures of crops to the imperfection of
the fertilizers whicii may have been used.
Mr. Gamble, of Jefferson, moved to strike
out the worils "give for commercial fertil
isers, guanos or manures” in the first sec
tion, and the same in the second section.
SOME PAT SATIRE.
Mr. Jones, of Baker, offered an additional
section to the bill, which provides that l>e
fore any farmer shall be allowed to pur
ohase fertilizers he si,all have a guardian
appointed by the Ordinary, and any iierson
■ell mg commercial fertilizers to any farmer
without the consent of said guardian shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor.
This was greeted with laughter and ap
plause. and the Speaker called upon the
clerk to read rule 2S, which prohibits de
monstrations of this kind.
Mr. Henry, of Chattooga, offered an
amendment adding the following words to
section 3; "Provided it shall he stated in
the face of the note that the same is given
for commercial fertilizers.’’
Mr. Simmons, of Sumter, sjioke at con
siderable length in favor of the bill, lie
gave pertinent answers to the burlesque
which hal loen introduced.
Mr. Jones, of Baker, took exceptions to
the speaker's reference to the opinions of
the citizens of Baker county and reminded
him that he (Jones) was best qualified to
speak upon that subject.
Mr. Simmons retorted by saying that Mr.
Jones had been too busily employed in
raising cotton and his efforts to ship the
first bale from the Stats' to pay much atten
tion to learning the views of his constituents
upon the question under debate.
Mr. Calvin, of Richmond, s|xike in oppo
sition to the bill, treating it in a plain and
practical manner, and furnishing interest
ing statistics regarding the use of fertilizers.
Pending Mr. Calvin's speech the House
Dalton’s Effigy Incident Regretted by
Atlanta, Oa., July 14. — A largo public
meeting of leading citizens of Dalton to
night denounced ns slanderous the reports
Bent out about the hanging of Gov. Gordon
in effigy by a mob and disturbauco in the
city. The meeting passed a scries of rrsolu
tions in which tney declare that but
three men were engaged in the effigy
hanging, and that these three men wore
ell intoxicated and deeply regret their
thoughtless conduct; that but five police
men were on duty and tliat there was no
disturbance in the city. Tlio resolutions
llose with these words:
Onr confidence in the Justice, fairness, firm
less and übllity of the honored Chief Magistrate
if Georgia remains unshaken.
Gov. Gordon stated to-day that his only
regret was that tin* foolish and false dis
patches whieli had been sent over the count ry
had done grievous wrong to the jieople of
Dalton and surrounding country; that so
far as the commutation of Hofman's sen
ience is concerned, he could not have done
Dtherwiso; that there was, first, the At
torney General; second, the Judge who sat
■t the trial and sentenced Holman;
third, the Htate's (Solicitor who tried
the eases, and fourth, eleven of the
jury who rendered tho verdict, all asking
foj; commutation; that in addition to all
tiuwe tho witnesses who testified in the caao
against Holman hod since sworn that they
perjured themselves on his trial
NEW ORLEANS HITS HARD.
Tho Nashville Club Beaten by a Score
of 6 to 2.
■ Nashville, Tbnx., July 14.—Tho slow
! curves of Masran hail no terrors for the
! Pelicans to-day and they lined them out to
I the tune of thirteen hits, with a total of
[seventeen. Catnpau and Pujol gave a fine
exhibition of fielding, and Rowell fully su
stained his reputation as a splendid box
man. 4Veils was struck by a foul lall in
the seventh inning and retired to right field,
Vaughn going behind the fiat. The field
ing of loth teams was excellent, but the
home club were lamentably weak in base
running, A deferred game will lie played
to-morrow The score bf innings of to
day’s game follows:
Nashville .002000000— *
New Orleans. 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 x— 8
Batteries Masran and Nicholas for Nashville
and l’owell and Vaughan and Wells for New
Orleans. Base hits—Nashville 7. New Orleans
13. Errors—Nashville 2, New Orleans 5.
MEMPHIS HAS A PICNIC.
Birmingham Beaten by a Score of 13
to 1 Without Half Trying.
Memphis, July 14.—Memphis won with
out sjHs-ial effort this afternoon. The game
was uninteresting, Birmingham never show
ing themselves as at all dangerous. A rain
storm passed over the grounds during the
fourth inning, but it soon cleared off and
play was resumed. The locals outplayed
the visitors at every point. lilivk and
Me Keogh were the battery for Memphis,
and Esterquist and Pollard for Birming
ham. Memphis made fifteen hits and six
errors, and Birmingham six hiteand seven er
rors. The score by tunings was as follows:
Memphis 4 0 0 12 0 2 2 2—13
Birmingham 00000 1 00 0— 1
Gam os Elsewhere.
A t Cincinnati—
Cincinnati........ 01 000200 0 — 3
Athletic 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 o—2
Base hits—Cincinnati 9, Athletic y. Errors
Cincinnati 2. Athletic 4.
Louisville ... . 0 1 3 02 20 1 0— 9
Metropolitans ... 0 3 5 0 5 5 0 0 x -18
Base hits —Louisville 10, Metroplitans 17. Er
ort; Louisville a. Metropolitans 4.
Washington 20100100 1— 5
Pittsl/urg.. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 I—3
Base hits -Washington 9, Pittsburg 8. Errors
Washington 8, Pittsburg 5. Batteries—Gil
more anil Mack, Morris and Carroll.
Boston 00010000 3 4
Detroit 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 o—7
Base hits- Boston 10. Detroit 14. Errors—Bos
ton 8, Detroit 4. Batteries--Radbourne and
Dailey, Twitched anil Ganzel.
Baltimore 00 3 20000 x— B
Cleveland . 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 o—2
Base hits— Baltimore 10. Cleveland a. Errors
—Baltimore 6, Cleveland 3.
At St. Louis—
-Bt. Louis 0 1 00 1 2 0 0 2 fi
Brooklyn 10 1000020—4
Base hits—St. Louis 8, Brooklyn 11. Errors
—St. Louis 1, Brooklyn 3.
SAILING AT ST. AUGUSTINE.
Tho Maud, Hattlo and Arrow the
Leading Boats In the Race.
St. Augustine, Fi.a., July 14.— The sec
ond day’s races of the regatta were witnessed
by a larger crowd tlmn those of yesterday,
and more enthusiasm was manifested. There
was a good breeze at the start, but it did not
hold out. The actual sailing time was.
n m. s.
Hero, of Jacksonville 8:00:23
Arrow, of Indian river 8:23:30
The Viking, of Palatka, and Seminole, of
St. Augustine, were about three hours lie
hind. The Hattie sailed under protest. The
present position of the boats for the two
days’ races is in the following order: Maud,
Hattie, Arrow, of St. Augustine, Hero, Un
dine, Arrow, of Indian river, Seminole and
St. Louis’ Encampment.
St. Louis, July 14.—The General Execu
tive Committee of the Grand Army notify
all the department and post commanders
that it will be absolutely necessary for all
those wiio desire to go into camp while here
to send their application for tents l>y or
before August 1.
GENERAL RAILW \Y NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
Knoxville, Tenn., has voted a subscription
of $225,000 to the extension of the Marietta
and North Georgia railway to that city.
The statement of the East Tennessee
shows that the earnings have lieen some
thing over 4 por cent. The Richmond Ter
minal Company is a large holder of the first
preferred stock and will use its proportion
of the dividend to pay tho interest on the
The City Council of Talliotton (Ga.) has
ordered an election for Aug. 11 on the ques
tion of issuing bonds to the amount of
SIO,OOO to be funded and taken in stock in
the Atlantic, Birmingham and Greut West
ern railroad. There is every reason to be
lieve that the bonds will be voted.
On the Macon and Athens railroad
there are now nearly 800 hands at work
grading between Athens and Madison, and
they are moving dirt right along. The
nearest squad is within seventeen miles of
Athens, but before many weeks dirt will lie
broken within the Incorporate limits of the
city. Many farmers have applied to Mr.
Powell for grading contracts, and he is sub
letting abort sections of the road as fust as
Engineer Roberts can grade them.
Americas Hecoriler: Wednesday morn
ing the work of changing the terminus of
the Buena Vista and Ellaville railroad from
Andersonville to Ainericus was begun
at a [loint some two or three miles
north of this place. A large force
of hands, under the direction of
Chief Engineer R. 8. Payne, are engaged
in grading the road and are now working
toward LaCrosse, at which point the change
will liegin. It is expected that the roadbed
will lie completed and ready for the crosstioa
and iron in three or four ive-ks, and if no un
foreseen delay or accident happens in the
meantime, trains over this road will lie run
ning into Americas by Sept. 1. At a meet
ing of the Central Board of Directors it was
decided to push the other end of the road
on to Columbus without delay .and to this end
the engineers have roceivixl instructions to
proceed immediutelv with the survey of the
route from Buena Vista to tliat city. This
road will, in nil probability bo completed
before the cud of tho year, and will give us
direct communication with the West.
While the eastern extension of tho Anieri
ous, Preston and Lumpkin, which is now
being built at a rapid rate toward MeVille,
on the East Tennessee, Virginia mid Geor
gia road, will give us an outlet to Bruns
wick und the East.
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THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1887.
i A PATRICIDE AT THE BAR.
' WILLIE WINGARD ON TRIAL FOR
KILLING EDWARD E. THOMAS.
The Slayer of His Stepfather in the
Hands of the Jury—Sensational Testi
mony Developed in the Examination
—The Defense Stands on Justifiable
Homicide—The Court Room Crowded
Until After Midnight—The Verdict
William E. Wingard, the 15-year-old boy
who shot and kiltal his stepfather, Edward
E. Thomas, on Sunday, June 19, was
placed on trial for his life in the Superior
Court yesterday morning. Wingard was
brought into court about 8 o'clock and
placed in the prisoner's chair. He is a
childish looking boy, with blue eyes, light
brown hair and undeveloped features, but
he wears a stubborn expression that is not
ordinarily found upon the face of one of
such tender years. As soon as he was seated
he began playing with his handkerchief, and
all day long his handkerchief or a fan gave
place, one to the other, in the occupation of
his attention. He gazed steadily at the ob
ject with which he was playing, through
iniist of the day, raising his eyes only now
and then when something of unusual inter
est attracted his attention.
The crime was committed about 1 o’clock
on the day mentioned above. Sixteen years
ago Miss Tant was married to William A.
Wingard, at Augusta, (la. She lived with
him for about four years, but he
drank and failed to provide for her, and she
returned to live with her father. He went
to North Carolina, but returned once to
Georgia, iiad askix! his wife to go to North
Carolina. She told him that if he would
return to Georgia and take care of her she
would live with him again, but she would
not leave the State. He went away,
and a short time thereafter Mrs. Wingard
received a letter saying that he was dead.
Nine years elapsed anil nothing more was
heard of him, and Mrs. Wingard married
Edward E. Thomas in Beaufort, H. C. The
story given is that Thomas treated his wife
brutally, and the boys, one of whom is 15,
the other 12, knew of some of the
acts of brutality of the stepfather
to tho mother. They had lived
with their grandfather and through his
family they learned of how their parents
lived, though some things they had seen
themselves. On the day of the shooting
Willie Wingard heard of an assault which
Thomas had made upon the hoy’s mother
and arming himself with a revolver he ac
cepted a mission to the house from his
grandmother and after delivering some pics
sent to Mrs. Thomas, sought the room of his
stepfather and deliberately fired two shots
at Thomas, who was on the lied asleep. One
took effect and the wounded man died in a
impaneling the jury.
Fully thise hour* were taken up in im
paneling the jury, 'it was not an easy mat
ter to find men to serve. The youth of tho
accused and the allegations regarding his
cause for the crime made the average jury
man unwilling to serve, and the answers to
the interrogatories were such tliat but few
out of a largo number could lie accepted.
Tho attorneys cal I**l nearly the full panel
before they found twelve men in whose
hands the case could bo entrusted,
but at last they were impaneled
and sworn in. They are tho
following named gentlemen: James Mc-
Vlpin, Jr.. John H. Deveaux, Edward B.
Mell, (f. W. H. Richardson. George E. Mai
lery. Johu E. Royal, George F. Reutzlor,
Richard H. Bnchlott, Calhoun T. Morrell,
Jamos ()’Keefe, E. A. Silva, Jacob (rardner.
When th<> jury had been selected Solicitor
General dußignon opened tho case. Samuel
Adams, Esq., represented the defendant.
the state’s case.
Mrs. Peter Murphy was then put on the
stand. She testified that Thomas and his
wife lived with her for nine weeks. On the
morning of the shooting, about 1:30 o’clock,
Willie wingard passed her door and asked
if his mother was in. She told him yes, and
he went on up stuirs. She heard two shots,
and the boy then came down stairs anil ran
across the street.
Peter Murphy testified to seeing the boy
running in the street/
Policeman T. C. Farr received Wingard
at the station house. Ho said that Willie
hail told him that when he was a child his
father slapped his mother in his presence
and threatened to throw her out of tho
window, and lie had had it in for him ever
Coroner Dixon stated that he received the
pistol from Mr. Tant, Wingard’s grand
At this point the State closed its case, and
the defense put Mrs. Thomas on the stand.
In a few minutes the State brought out evi
deuce that created the first sensation of the
day. It was that Mrs. Thomas’ first hus
band was alive; that she had never been di
vorced from him, and that, although she
may have thought him dead when she mar
ried Thomas, she continued to live with
Thomas after she found that Wingard was
the widow’s story.
Mrs. Thomas testified that she married
Thomas in Beaufort, S. C., three years ago
and soon after the marriage came to Savan
nah. For the first few months they lived
with her father, James A. Tant, where she
remained until nine weeks previous to the
shooting, except a part of the time, when
she went out to work. Thomas left Savan
nah and went into the country
to work lor a Mr. McDonald
Her father was taken sick and she wont out
in service to make money to caro for him.
Witness wrote to Thomas for money, but he
w'otild not send her any even for medicine.
When they went to housekeeping he gave
her barely money enough to run tne bouse,
and sometimes not enough.
Mr. dußignon objected on the ground that
failure to provide could not justify the shoot
iug. Tile question was argued, but the ole
jection w as sustained.
Before witness went to live with Mrs.
Murphy she lived with her husband in her
father’s house, but her husband was not
with her much. He was frequently away.
The first act of cruelty within the last year
was when she returned from where she was
working. Then she met Thomas at her
father’s house He said that if he had
known that she was there he would not have
come. He was drunk. He refused to let
witness go liaok to work, but she left next
morning. That day he sent for her and
asked her not to work out, ns it disgraced
him. Bhe told him that she had to work.
THREW HER OVER THE BED.
He got angry and picked her up and
threw her across the laid. Tho only thing
that kept her from falling out of tho win
dow was that slats were nailed across it.
He then refused to let her leave the room.
Again he begged her not to go to work,
saying that lie would not return to where
ho was at work unless she would live with
him. Afterward he kicked her off the
stoop and chased her up the stns't.
He caught her and knocked her down
in the stn*'t with a valise full of
clothes. Witness did not see her hus
band for several weeks after that. Thomas
wanted to return home and live with her,
tuid she told him toconieif he would do bet
ter. He mine home and acknowledged thut
he had acted wrongly, and promised to
treat her kindly. Willie, the defendant.
Mien said in Thomas’ presence tliat
if Thomas did not treat witness
better bo positively would kill him. Up to
that time Willie knew only of Thomas' neg
lect to witness and his (mating and choking
her. After that Williefounaout something
that witness’ Imsbnml did that she would
not care to speak of publicly. Here t’ollowixl
testimony of indecent practices
forced upon lier by her husband
which testimony would lie unfit for
publication. Willie knew of this and told
witness she bad better leave Thomas or she
would regret its Witness did not leave
Thomas lie-niue she was positively afraid of
him. He had threatened her life so often.
She did not tell her father anything, be
cause she was afraid Thomas would kill her
father or her father him.
TOO HORRIBLE TO MENTION.
Willie knew of the indecent practice of
his own knowledge. The same thing oc
curred after that, and witness' sister broke
in their door. Her mother and sister came
in the room and found out what Thomas
was doing. They wanted to take witness
out of the room, but Thomas would not let
her go. Willie again asked her
to leave Thomas. Witness also
stated that Thomas was guilty of other bad
treatment of a character too horrible to
mention. These things occurred, the last
time, about a week before his death Wit
ness had to receive medical treatment a* the
result of Thomas’ cruelty and Thomas
would not pay for the medicines. On the
morning of the killing Thomas tried to
throw her out of the window and struck her
in the face with a broom. Witness went
back to the room, and Thomas cursed her
and told her to leave the room. Witness
then went to her mother’s to have some pies
made, and her mother and sister learned of
his had treatment. Sunday, two weeks lie
fore he was killed, Thomas threw three
bottles of beer at her because she did not
have dinner ready when he wanted it. Wit
ness sat on the door step and Thomas came
down and kicked her on the head. At the
time of the killing witness heard Willie in the
hall, met him and asked him if he had
brought the pies, and witness returned to
the kitchen, thinking Willie had gone out
of the front door. Bhe heard a shot and ran
into the hall. She met Willie coming down
stairs and witness went up to the bedroom
and found Thomas sitting on the lied. Wit
ness ran down stairs and called Mrs. Mur
phy and returned to the room. Thomas
was dead. Thomas liad been, arrested, last
winter for creating a disturbance in Kelley’s
A SENSATIONAL CONFESSION.
Cross-examined by Mr. dußignqn, wit
ness said Willie was 15 years old. His father
was William A. Wingard, who is now living
in Aiken, N. C., but witness had not heard
of him for nine years, and thought ho was
dead when she married Thomas. Witness
left Wingard because of neglect and cruel
treatment. Witness heard last Christinas
that Wingard was alive, but continued to
live with Thomas. Wingard made
affidavits that he had led
witness to believe tliat he was dead. He
was at witness’ father's bouse last Christ
mas. Witness’ father once lived in Au
gusta, and killed a man while there.
Objected to by Mr. Adams. Mr. dußig
non said he expected to show that the kill
ing was a conspiracy on the part of Mrs.
Thomas’ father—Tant—and Willie Win
gard. After discussion Judge Adams decided
to sustain the objection. Witness had loved
her husband, but his treatment was such
that she ceased to love him a long time ago.
Witness had told Dr. Lincon that she loved
her husband, but tliat was a joke. She did
not tell Dr. Lincoln that she was suffering
from rheumatism. Witness did not testify
to indecent treatment at the coroner’s inquest
and denied that she had said, “My Qod, I
did not expect this to come so soon” after
Thomas was shot. Witness did not love
her husband after his treatment, but he
threatened to kill her if she divulged what
she had done. She had told what Thomas
did to a lady friend and to her mother and
sister. She was not afraid to divulge the
secret because she knew that Thomas would
never hear of it, but she was afraid to leave
FIVE MONTHS AFTER MARRIAGE.
The first cruel treatment of Thomas to
witness was five months after their mar
riage. Witness’son did not know of tlmt
trouble, which was in Florida. Thomas
treated witness brutally every Saturday
night and Sunday morning while they were
at Mrs. Murphy's. She never appealed to
Mr. Murphy for protection except once
when slie bought a load of wood.
Thomas refused to pay for the wood
and raised a row and abused her. Witness
told the Murphys of Thomas' refusal to pay
for the wood, but not of his abuse. On tbe
day of the killing witness went to her moth
er's house and told of Thomas’ treatment.
She saw Willie when he brought the pies,
hut did not see him at her mother’s house.
There was nothing alxiut Willie to excite her
suspicion when she saw him in the hall before
flu' shooting. He was cool and collected.
On the re-direct examination, witness said
her first husband left her two months before
her second boy was born. He came back
and wanted her to go to Carolina and live
with him, but witness refused to leave the
State. After that she heard he was dead, and
did not know for nine years that he was alive.
a serious objection.
James E. Tant, the father of Mrs. Thomas,
testified that his daughter first married Wil
liam Wingard in Augusta, Ga., and they
separated when the youngest son was an
infunt. She married Thomas three years
ago. She did not at the time
know that Wingard was alive, and
never heard of it until last winter,
when he came here to pet his wife to sign a
paper conveying certain projierty likely to
come to him to the two boys. It was un
derstood that Wingard was dead until he
Mr. dußignon objected to this testimony
on the ground that when he was cross-exam
ining Mrs. Thomason that point, Mr. Adams
said that he had no witness in court. Mr. Ad
ams said that it had not occurred to him
that Mr. Taut would come under the rule,
and the Supreme Court had held tliat
it was tho discretion of tho court to exclude,
or permit a witness remain. Mr. Taut was
the one who had seen Mr. Adnms about the
case and he was the grandfather of the boy.
Mr. Adams said he knew Mr. Tant was in
the room, and he knew that tho Solicitor
saw him; of course he had no intention of
misleading the Solicitor. Judge Adams
said that in view of the character of the
case and the statement made he would ad
mit the testimony.
Mr. Tant continued, saying that after the
separation he took both the boys, and they
had lived with him ever since and no ono
had ever had control of them except him
self. They had never lived with Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas had lived at his house
sixteen out of the thirty-three months tiiey
WHEN HE HEARD OF THE KILLING.
He did not know of Thomas’ cruel treat
ment when they were in his house; it was
always kept secret. He learned nothing
that was known to Willie until after the
killing. He fhst learned of the killing of
Thomas when he was sitting on Mr. Kelly’s
steps, between 1 \'M) and 2 o’clock. Willie
went to him, called him to one side und told
him lie had shot Thomas. Witness asked
him what for, and Willie said because of
(’lllOl treatment to his mother. Willie then
asked witness to go witli him to the barracks,
as ho did not want to be
bunted by the police. Witness did not know
that Willie was going to kill Thomas; did
not put him up to it or give him a pistol.
Thomas and his wife lived with witness un
til they went to Mr. Murphy's to live.
About two weeks before that ho told
Tlmmas tliat he would have to get out
of the house, as witness could not stand his
quarreling and drinking. He did not know
of the horrible practice of Thomas until
the latter’s death. Wit ness had been arrested
while on a spree by persons who had loaned
him money to go into business. They did
not want him to spend that money in drink
ing. The defendant, witness said, was a
peaceable and good boy, and he had never
heard any one complain of him.
HUNTING A WEAPON.
Cross-examined by Mr. dußignon, he said
that he was arrested on the charge of lar
eeny after trust, but the grand jurv found
no true bill. Witness never visited Thomas'
house. He had no idea of the kilting until
his grandson told him it had been done.
He did not think he hnd tried to
borrow a pistol from Joe Kelley on that
morning, lie had Lirrowed one from hitn
twice before and tried to borrow it on the
Mon,iav night before the shooting, but Joe
Kelley DM loaned it to Mr. Murphy. Wit
ness would not swear whether on
that morning he tried to bor
row a pistol He did not recollect it.
Witness saidjhnt h -id beard of the bor
rible practices after the inquest and on the
following dav. He was asked if he did not
tell Coroner bixon and a Morning News
reporter of these practices before the in
quest, and he replied that he did not.
On the re-direct examination he said that
he had no recollection of trying to borrow
the pistol on the day of the shooting; he had
borrowed it once when he was going to the
Salvation Army and once again when he
went out at night, and on the Monday night
specified he tried to borrow one but could
not remember trying to borrow it on the
day of the killing. Re-cross examined lie
said he had given the Coroner a pistol like
the one shown him. He got it from his
daughter after the shooting.
THE THREAT TO KILL.
Mrs. Sarah M. Tant. the grandmother of
the defendant and the mother of Mrs.
Thomas, corroborated the testimony as to
Mrs. Thomas’ belief that Wingard was dead
when she married Thomas. She knew of
Thomas’ cruelty to his wife. His beating
her and choking her she knew of. and of
some other things. Testimony similar to
some given by Mrs. Thomas followed here.
Mrs. Tant testified that Willie
knew of Thomas’ cruelty and abuse.
Mrs. Tant testified that when her daughter
came to her house on the fatal Sunday her
face showed the mark where Thomas had
struck her with the broom, and her nose
was swelled and one of her eyes was purple.
After Mrs. Thomas left the house Willie
came down stairs and asked what they were
talking about: if Thomas had been beating
his mother again. She told
him no at first, but afterwards his
aunt told him of it. He said: “Well, raa,
that settles it! He has beaten my mother
four or five times, and that is his last beat
ing.” He went out on the ] torch and began
to cry. Site had heard Willie tell Thomas,
after Thomas had knocked his wife down
once before, that if he did not stop beating
his mother he would kill him. Mr. Thomas
laughed and walked into the parlor and told
her what Willie had said, and witness told
Thomas that Willie would do it.
Cross-examined she swore positively to
the bruises and marks on the face of Mrs.
Thomas. When Thomas and his wife left
the house and went to live with Mi's. Mur
phy, witness did not tell her husband of the
treatment of Mrs. Thomas by Thomas. She
thought Tant and Thomas would fight,
and one or the other would be killed if
Mr. Tant knew of it. She expected her
daughter to be killed by her husband. She
knew that warrants could be taken out and
Thomas confined in jail, but thought that
when he got out of jail he would kill her i£
she had him confined.
fin the re-direct examination she said that
Wingard never b"at his wife. His cruelty
consisted in neglect and failure to support.
Mrs. S. E. Parker, the sister of Mrs.
Thomas, also corroborated the testimony of
the other members of the family as to the
belief that Wingard was dead before Mrs.
Thomas married again. She gave similar
testimony to that of Miss. Tant as to the
troubles between Thomas and his wife. She
corroborated the testimony as to what oc
curred on the morning of the killing,
when Mrs. Tant and Mrs. Parker were
talking of Thomas’ cruelty after Mrs.
Thomas had told them of what
hail occurred in the morning. On cross
examination she stated that she told Willie
what had occurred, but stated that he did
not say, “That settles it." On being closely
questioned she said that she was paying no
attention to AViilie; she was attending to
her business, and if Wille said that she did
not heai' it. When asked when the last act
of cruelty that Thomas performed before he
left the house occurred, she said three
months. She was tol l that her mother had
testified that it was only two weeks. She
said that if Mr. dußignon wanted her to
sav it was two weeks she would say it. Ho
told her lie wanted the truth and she said,
“Well, I’ll say two weeks.”
THE DEFENDANTS STATEMENT.
Willie Wingard then took the stand and
said: "Gentlemen, the fii-st brutal treat
ment that 1 knew of was at Dale. Dixon’s
mill, on the Savannah, Florida and Western
railroad. I and my brother were with them
then. She called me to supper and he
told her if she did not stop call
ing me ho would slap her. She
kept on calling and he slapped her. After
that he began beating my brother. I told
him next time he hurt my mother I would
kill him. I told him we wanted to come
home. He gave me money to come home,
but would not give my brother any.
Next time he treated her badly
was when he knocked my mother down
with a valise lull of tools, fine night, after
that, I hoard my mother scream, and ran to
the room. I asked her what was the mat
ter, and she would not tell ine, but next
morning I asked and she told me he threw her
over the lied and she would have fallen out
of the window if slats had not been nailed
across it. I warned him again that
tho next time he hurt her I would
kill him. Then we moved to East
Boundary and Broughton streets. One
night I heard a noise in the room, and I ran
out and saw grandma going up-stairs. I
start si up, but, grandma sent me back to
lied. Next night I heard a noise again, and
I stood at my mother’s door and heard her
ask him not to choke Her.
“THAT SETTLES IT.”
“She would toll me nothing next morning,
but I laid down on the sofa and heard
mother tell grandma in the next room.
Sunday morning Mitchell and I were talk
ing aliout revolvers. I heard mn talking
and went into the hall and heard mother
speak about Mr. Thomas striking her
in the face and trying to throw
her out of the window. I
went to grandma and asked her what
mother said, but she would not tell me, but
aunty told me, and I said ‘That settles it.’
I went out on the porch and cried. I asked
Mitchell for his revolver, but he would not
lend it to me. I took it
out of his pocket. Grandpa did not
give me a pistol. I went to Mr. Thomas’
house and met Mrs. Murphy. I asked Mrs.
Murphy if ma was in, and she said yes. I
met ma and gave her the pie grandma had
sent by me. Ma said ‘son, have you brought
the pie already?’and I said yes. Ma said
what are they doing at home? and I said
nothing. I went up stairs and found Mr.
Thomas lying on the bed. I fired the pistol
and turned around. Mr. Thomas was sit
ting on the bed and I fired again, and Mr.
Thomas just laid down ami never moved
after I shot him That's all I got to say.”
Thomas E. Mitchell testified to Thomas
knocking his wife down with a valise, the
incident referred to bv the preceding wit
ness. One evening Thomas was raising a
row in the house, cursing Mrs. Taut.
Tommy, the younger of the Wingard boys,
tried to cut Thomas with a knife. When
Thomas knocked his wife down with the
valise witness went to the barracks anil
tried to have Thomas arrested, but the offi
cer would not hold Thomas unless Tant
preferred charges against him.
t>n cross-examination he said he went to
sleep and left his clothes on the bedsteud,
with the pistol in rhe pants pocket. Willie
woke him up and asked him for the pistol.
He refused to lend it and went to sleep
THE BROTHER’S STATEMENT.
Tommy Wingard, the defendant’s brother,
a 12-vear-old boy, was next put upon tho
stand. His testimony was as follows: “I
went down to the mill to stay witli mother
while she was there. He (Thomas) told ma
if she did not stop calling us to
supper he would strike her.
He slapped her and I struck
him. He w hipped me for it. One day
down here be raised a row with mamma at
the dinner table, and I cut him in the neck.
The first thing 1 know he did to mamma
was he knocked her down with a valise.
One night I heard mamma screaming, anil
1 ran up stairs and he was choking her.
While I was at the mill Mr. Thomas came
to Savannah, and he came back
late one night, I was sleeping with
mamma. When he catne in he tiegan Issu
ing mamma so she had to get up and sit up
all night On the morning of the shooting
1 saw mamma and saw a mark on her fac>
where he bail struck her.
On cross examination he said that he saw
the pistol on the morning of the shooting
He and his brother and Mitchell were look
ing at it. He did not hear his mother or
aunt tell anything about what Thomas had
done. On the re-direct examination he said
that he heard Willie ask his grandma what
his mother’s trouble was. His grandmother
said nothing, and AViilie replied, “That
won’t do,” and a moment later AViilie said,
“That settles It."
T. J. Kelly appeared for the State, and
said he had know n Mr. Thomas and knew
Mr. Tant. He had never seen any evidence
of violence on the part of Thomas. Tant
had borrowed a pistol from witness sev
eral times, and on the morning of the kill
ing Tant came to him and wanted to bor
row it again.
At C o'clock the court Pick recess, and met
again at 7 o’clock, when the arguments be
gan. Mr. Adams began, making a
powerful argument in behalf of the
accused, whom he defended with en
ergy and great skill. Mr. dußignon
spoke for nearly two hours in behalf of the
State. His argument on the evidence was
thorough and strong and his speech was an
eloquent effort. The court room was crowd
ed and the listeners stood almost motionless
while the orators spoke for four bourse
Judge Adams charged the jury and at 11:25
o’clock they retired.
At 12:30 o’clock this morning Judge Adams
opened court, but as the Sheriff informed
the court that the jury had not agreed upon
a verdict, and probably would not for some
time, the Judge adjourned the session till 9
The Morning News is indebted to Hon.
William Ashmead Courtenay, Mayor of
Charleston, for a copy of the “Year Book
for IKHO of the City of Charleston, S. C.”
The volume is a handsomely printed octavo
of 442 pages and contains a complete history
of the city government and of tiie city for
Among the arrivals at the Marshall
House yesterday were F. H. Brockway, Mrs.
Frank Wood, Boston, Mass.: A. Rodgers,
Dupont. Ga.; E. Glavin, AVilmington, N.
C.: J. M. Bryan and family, Macon; J. W.
Ryan. Blackshear; J. D. Mattox, Georgia;
J. R. Kiely, New York; H. C. Pinkney, Au
gusta; B. F. Mason. Mcßae; George AV.
Brunner, Macon; J. N. Smith, Georgia;
Samuel Winston, Liverpool, Eng.; Thomas
N. Johnston, Bennetts, South Carolina.
At the Pulaski House were D. L. GaskiU,
Salisberry, N. C.: T. J. Burnard, Atlanta;
R, L. Prescott, Miss Etta A, Prescott, Mar
blehead, Mass.; G. 8. Solomons, C. T.
Thompson, Louis Bergen, New York; Theo
dore Randall, Madison. Fla.; R. L. Harri
son, H. S. Jones, George T. Morrison, St.
Louis, Mo.; N. C. Patton, J.. C. Richards,
At the Harnett House were AV. C.
Deming, New York: M. 8. Strauss,
G. A. Pillsbury, Reidng, Pa.; M. T.
Van Ostrand, Green Cove Spi'ing; Theo
dore Randell, Madison, Fla.; John A.
Marks, Richmond. A’a.; Charles Brown.
Astor, Fla.; Mrs. G. G. Hooper, Mi's. T. E.
Broxten, St. Simons, Ga.; J. C. Emmons
and wife. New York: R. L. Bennett. Rich
mond. A'a.; 1'). C. Reynolds, New Haven,
Conn.; R. J. Milliard. A. J. Byers, Boston,
Mass.; AA’. A\\ Johnson, wife and son,
Gouverneur, N. Y.: George Dickey, Brook
lyn, N. Y.; F. R. Shipley, Orlando, Fla.
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR | Fair weather, stationary tempera-
Jture, southerly winds in the eastern
portion, westerly winds in the west
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. July 14 1837, and the mean of same day fur
Depart ure 'fcotal
Mean Temperature from the Departure
Mean i Since
for 15 years July 14. *B*. -or j Jan. 1,1387.
.34.0 83 3 | —0 7 I— 412 6
Comparative rainfall statement:
Amountfor for Mean £j n co
10 A ear*. , July 14 87. or _ ; Jan j
0.17 I' .00 | —Ol7 I— 595
Maximum temperature 93.,9 minimum tem
perature 75 0
The h"ight of the river at Augifsta at
1 :X! o'cluci: p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was (1.0 feet—no change during the past
Manv People Refuse to Take Cod
Liver Oik on account of its unpleasant taste.
This difficulty has been overcome in Scott’s
Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil with Hypophos
phites. It being as palatable as milk, and
the most valuable remedy known for the
treatment of consumption, scrofula and
bronchitis, general debility, wasting diseases
of children, chronic coughs and colds, has
caused physicians in all parts of the world
to use it. Physicians report our little pa
rents take it with pleasure. Try Scott’s
Emulsion and be convinced.
Do not fail to see our Fancy Striped Suit
of Underwear selling at $1 50 per suit. Ap
pel & Schaul, 16.3 Congress street.
A few more of those AVhite Flannel Suits
left at Appel & Schaul's.
Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15.
A Rare Treat in Store!
MORE COMEDyTfUN AGAIN!
BRONSON HOWARD S
Or, PISTOLS FOR SEVEN.
The greatest comedy ever written. Twenty
funny characters, requiring every member of
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great cast on the bills. New’and elegant drosses.
Singing by entire company.
Tickets 75c., 50c. and 25c. Reserved Seats on
sale Davis Brim.’ without extra charge. I3ox
Sheet opens Wednesday. 8:30 a. m.
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MONDAY, JULY 18m, 1887.
THE TROTTING RACE for Texas Horses
A advertised to come off over the Thunder
bolt Park Course on the above dale for a purse
of SSO, divided s2> to first. Al sto second, SlO
to third horse -closed with flu* following entries:
Zack Cade enters s. g White Stockings.
James Dorsey enters hr. m. Betsy.
John Burney enters b. in. Nelly Dennack.
Jim Smith enters b. in. No Name.
E. I). Campbell enters h. in. Rosa Moore.
Charley Ijwvy enters s. in Fanny.
This is a splendid field of Horses, evenly
matched in * i/ • •iwl speed. Owners. Drivers auu
Horses all amateurs. Best Horse will win
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Proprietor Thunderbolt Park ('ourae.
1 MU.IM IK IK
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DEALER IN AI.I, KINDS OF
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull street. Resilience 59 Liberty street.
KIES LING’S NURSERY,
White Bluff Road.
PLANTS. BOUQUETS, DESIGNS. CUT
I FLOWERS furnished to order Ix-ave or
ders at DAVIS BROS.', corner Bull uud York
streets. Telephone call 219,
SYMONS—The friends and acquaintance nf
James Symons and of William Symons and C.
Langla and families are respectfully invited to
attend the funeral of the infant daughter of
James Symons at his residence, third door south
from Henry, on the west side of West Broad
street, at asiti o'clock this afternoon.
LYNDKIM LOill.E NO 18. F. AMi A M.
A regular communication of this Lodge
will 1* held THIS (Friday)
ING, at 8:15 o'clock. Xif
The F. C. Degree will be conferred. /Nr \
Members of sister Lodges and transient breth
ren are cordially invited to attend. Bv order ot
F. I). BLOODWORTH, W. M.
H. E. Wilson. Secretary.
MYRTLE LODGE NO. 6, K. OF I*
A regular meeting of this Lodge will
be held THIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
Sister Lodges and transient Knights
are invited. ySCgSY}
GEO. C. HUMMEL. C. C. \aWb3f
Waring Russell. Jn., K. of R. and S ntate
PI'LASKI COUNCIL NO. 153, R. A.
A regular meeting of this Council will be held
THIS (Friday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
J H CAVANAUGH, R.
Clarence S. Conner at. Secretary.
SI*El IAL NOTICES.
'ANOTHER Loi '
Of those popular White Straw Hats by steamet
City of Savannah to be opened THIS MORN
ING at JAUDON’S,
150 St. Julian street.
NOTICE TO TAILORS.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, 1
Office Clerk of Council, V
July 12th. 1887. |
Bids will be received at the office of the Clerk
of Council uutil 12 o’clock m. MONDAY, 25th
inst.. for furnisMng the police force with Win
ter Uniforms in accordance with specifications
to be seen at this office. The city reserves the
right to reject any or all bids. By order of the
COMMITTEE ON POLICE.
Frank E. Rebarer, Clerk of Council.
NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.
City Treasurer’s Office, 1
Savannah, Ga., July 1, 1887. f
The following taxes are now due:
REAL ESTATE, second quarter, 1887.
STOCK IN TRADE, second quarter, 1887.
FURNITURE, ETC., second quarter, 1887.
MONEY SOLVENT DEBTS, ETC., second
WATER RENTS, six months in advance, from
July 1, 1887. to Jan. 1, 1888.
GROUND RENTS, two or more quarters la
A discount often percent, will be allowed
upon all of the above (except Ground Rents) if
paid within Fifteen Days after July Ist.
CHARLES S. HARDEE, City Treasurer.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM
Savannah, Ga , July Hth, 1887.
The Board of Directors have THIS DAY de
clared a dividend of ONE DOLLAR AND
TWENTY CENTS PER SHARE, payabla
on and after the EIGHTH DAY OF AU
GUBT NEXT. Stockholders will he allowed
THIS DAY to nay up their TWENTY FIFTH
INSTALLMENT, as all books have been
balanced. M. J. SOLOMONS,
Secretary and Treasurer,
DR. HENRY S COLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton street*.
ELMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable foi
the restoration of tone and strength to the sy
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and otho*
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot he
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 09
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D„
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
WM. H. SWIFT, Captain.
Will Leave For Tybee Island
FROM WIIARF FOOT OF ABERCORN STREET
Oa Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday:
Leave Savannah lO A. M. and 8P M.
Leave Tybee 7 A. M and 4 P. M.
Schedule will be ruu by city time.
Fare for Round. Trip 50c
All freight must bp delivered on wharf thirty
minutes before leaving time of steamer, and pre
For further information apply on wharf, or at
office of D. G. PURSE, Presid e 111 Bay street.
W, C. PURSE, Agent.
Cliiirlestoii & SavaDiialiKy.
Through Pullman Service.
COMMENCING June 12th a through Pullman
Buffet service will be rendered ilaily be
tween Savannah and Hot Springs, N. C-, via
Kpartauburg and Ashvillo.
Savannah 12:26 pm
lieave Charleston 4:55 p m
I>*ave Columbia 10:20 p tu
Arrive Spartanburg 2:20 a in
Arrive Asheville 7:00 am
Arrive Hot Springs 9:00 a in
To SPARTANBURG &13 30
To ASHEVILLE IT 15
To HOT SPRINGS 17 15
Sleeping car reservations and tickets go**}
until Oct. -31st. 1887, can be hod at BREN'S
TICKET OFFICE, Bull street, and at depot.
E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass Agt.
Charleston and Savannah Ry.
Reduction in Rates
’THIS company has now on sale tickets
I at $l5 t<> New York via Atlantic Coast
Line and the magnificent steamships of
the Old Dominion S S. Company, sailing from
Norfolk, Va., every Monday. Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and" Saturday. arriving at New
York on following evenings. Meals and stato
room on steamships h eluded.
Passengers should fake train 78 leaving Savan
nah at B:2h p. m. on days previous to those men
This route affords a delightful sea trip, avoid
ing Ca(' llattcros.
Pullman accommodations and elegant state
rooms secured on application to wm Bren,
T A., 22 Bull street, or -I. B. Ollvero*. T. A.,
Depot- U. P. McSWINEY.
Gcg, Pass Agent-