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FASTENING ABOI'T HIM.
•'’HE CHAIN OF EVIDENCE TWINING
Some Startling Revelations Maggie
Ferrell Released Under a $2,000
Bond The Pistol With Which Smith
is Thought to Have Bean Killed
Found Between Her Mattresses A
Connected Story Covering an Impor
Yesterday morning a crowd of people
assembled in the Superior Court room to
hear the arguments on the writ of habeas
corpus issued in behalf of Maggie Ferrell,
avlin is accused of being accessory to the
killing of George Smith. The people who
filled the court room were not
thc.se who were interested in a legal debate,
but who, ied by ttiat seemingly overwhelm
ing curiosity that ntfrnets the public to
crime und criminals, sought the room to
catch n glimpse of the woman who was said
to be party to a most brutal murder. The
court, much to the disappointment of the
crowd, lirst took up a case of burglary, but
the hangers-ou still lingered about until the
case was disposed of, hoping that as a re
ward for patience n glimpse at least of the
woman would be had. When the court got
through with the burglary case the writ
was called up.
THE HEARING ADJOURNED.
Mr. Charlton, who is counsel for Maggie
Ferrell, addressed the court and said that
his client could not be held longer in jail, .as
tko commitment under which she was re
strained, (lid not show whether sho wes an
accessory before or after the fact, and it
was necessary that that should be set out.
Solicitor General dußignon said that he
had just returned to the city and had not
even seen the petition of counsel for the
writ. If the commitment was faulty ho
would like to have time to correct it.
Mr. Charlton said that it could not be cor
rected; that it was in the words of the ver
dict of the coroner’s jury and the jury could
not bo called together again to correct their
Mr. dußignon said that If Mr. Charlton
only wanted to obtain the consent of the
court to the release of Maggie FerriU on
bail he was ready to proceed with the argu
ment, but if it was a nat>eas corpus proceed
mg, it was an entirely different matter, and
he would have to ask time in which to con
sider the matter.
Judge Adams said that the commitment
was faulty iu not stating whether the ac
cused was accessory before or alter the fact
and that was a material point, part icularly
in fixing the amount of the bail, but the
statute was not made for the purpose of
turning accused persons loose on account of
an error in the commitment and ho would
give the State until 6 o'clock in the evening
to prepare its ease.
SCREENED FROM OBSERVATION.
Meanwhile Maggie had not been brought
into court, and the crowd was very much
disappointed, but it was learned that, she
was in the Bheriff’s office, and an effort was
made to see her, but the deputies kept the
doors closed. She remained m the Sheriff’s
office until court adjourned, and then had
the court room to herself until the evening,
when she again retired to the private office.
When the Judge took liis seat at (5 o'ehx'k
the case was called up, and Mr. Charlton
arose and announced that he withdrew the
petition for a halieas corpus; he had had a
conference with the Solicitor General, and
by his consent he usked that the court fix
the amount of the liail. Mr. dußignon
stated that the evidence given before the
Coroner seemed to indicate that the only
charge that could he preferred against
Maggie Ferrell was that of accessory
after the fact, and that was a
bailable offence. Judge Adams said that
she might give bond in the sum of #2,009.
The bond was handed by Mr. Charlton to
the Sheriff, who referred it to the Solicitor,
and after he stated that it was all right the
woman was allowed to go.
HURRIED OUT OF SIGHT.
Then for the first time she was seen. Sho
came out of the Sheriff’s office supported
on both sides by deputies, and fol
lowed by her mother. She was
quickly taken down stairs and
placed in a carriage in which she was driven
home. A number of people followed her
down the stairs, but she was Lurried to the
carriage, and only a glimpse of her was
caught. The Morning News obtained the
name of the bondsman, although the officers
of the court declined to furnish it; still as
they seemed desirous of having it
left out of print it is sup
pressed. The crowd lingered around
the court room for some time, seeking to
pick up what could be learned regarding
the case, but after a time it began to grow
thinner, and finally it departed altogether.
The presence of sufficient tieople to crowd
the court room indicates the great interest
that is felt in the case by the public general
ly, even though disconnected facts have
been the only things known, but now some
things have eome to light that form needed
links in the chain of circumstancinl evi
dence and emphasize the testimony given in
Some very sensational and authenticated
incidents connected with the l tragedy have
been in the possession of the Morning News
for several days past, but on various ae
counts nothing was said regarding them. A
number of peculiar points have now come
up regarding ('assidy’s lielmvior while en
luuto to this city, his utterances, and also
the some" 1 hat significant remarks mode by
him when arrrosted. A passen
ger on the tug says Cassidy's
conduct was quite noticuublo while oil the
way up. Ho would lean back in the seat,
doze for a moment, then wake up, look
around quickly as if to note whether any
one was observing him, and then begin ii
conversation with Maggie Ferrell. Shortly
again his head would nod and his eyes close
sleepily. While conversing ho would yawn
frequently, stretch himself often und act
generally like a person who had lost a night’s
rest. The News informant noted that Mag
gie seemed to lie concerned at his actions
and tried to shield him from public obser
votiou as much as possible, sitting in front
of him and gently nudging him whenever
he seemed to be nodding.
The gentleman in question grew quito in
terestid, from some idle curiosity, and
watched them very carefully. As the boat
approached the landing Maggie, who wits
looking at the jieoplo on the dock, wits seen
to tarn suddenly to her companion and say,
“What in the world do so many policemen
codo down to the boat fort Do they do
this all the while;” Cassidy straight
ened up as if a red-hot
nee-tlo had boon thrust Into him and
gaud iator.tly at the blue uniforms so con
spicuous ut the wharf, his face assuming
fucll a look of gliustiy whiteness ns greatly
uAtonlsiiad tko watchor. With an oath lie
then exclaimed, “What in are the cops
doing here. I expect they’ve hail some
trouble in ray place and I've got to catch
it.” After gu/.ing a moment longer lie
glanced stoalthily wound, and thinking ho
was unnoticed, quickly thrust his hand into
his htp iKwhet, nnd pulling out hts pistol,
slyly slipisd it into Maggie’s lap, saying in
a hurried whisper louder than no intended
in his excitement, “Slip it away Mug. Hide
Maggie ocomed surprised at first ut this
actlan, but quickly covered tho pistol with
a scart. Then, carelessly turning around,
she beckoned to the ouiured bov, Edward
Junes, and slipped the pistol to him. tolling
him to keep it and cany it homo. Too little
chap didn't think anything of it, and tastily
put It iu Ids pocket, as if it were an every
day occurrence. Cassidy Mw.ned some
what relieved after this, and in s moment
woo and walked to the ride of the vessel,
eluding the vigilant and now interested
watcher. Hu sous returned and sut down
by Maggie, and begun chatting awuy -s if
o-buv had happened tod;start) Mir.
I’M NOT A MURDERER.
When the vessel touched the wharf tho
two arose and prepared to leave. Both
seemed nervous, Cassidy much more so than
his companion. As In* stopped off tin* plank
and onto tho wharf Officers Mikell and
Dwyer Were there awaiting him. One of
t hem stems"l up to him nr.d tapping him on
the stiouldar, said: “Consider yourself
j under ai rest, Mr. Cassidy.” Cassidy stag
gered back for a rnorn.-mt, rapidly recovered
I himself and in a blustering voice said:
I “Toko ca-e what you do. I’m
1 neither a burglar uov u murderer."
! His remonstrance was very excitedly
I spoken, bat he made no forcible resistance.
I Mr. Thomas Cleary, who lives on Bay
I street, w as standing by when the arrest was
inude. anl corroborates tho above. He
I .-aid that he hoard tno words and saw tho
I strange actions of Cassidy, and adds that
the peculiar remarks struck him as very
strange then. The rest of the story has
lieen told regarding his trip to the barracks
aud then to the jaiJ.
WINDING THE TOILS CLOSER.
Last night another very important link
was added to th” fatal chain of circumstan
tial evidence that is now drawing its deadly
coils closer around Cassidy. Arthur Alfred,
n negro connected with tho Ocean House, at
Tybee, eauie up yesterday afternoon, and
among other points gave information espec
ially regarding a pistol that Cassidy had.
Suspicion was aroused regarding Maggie
Ferrell's home, and a search warrant was
issued ami vigilant and keeu-eyed officers
were detailed to search the house thor
oughly. A close and careful examination
was made in all tho rooms save Maggie's,
but nothing was found. On entering her
room tho now thoroughly aroused searchers
began their work in a most thorough man
ner. The bureau was overhauled, tho
drawers pulled out and their contents gone
over carefully; the closet was searched, the
wardrobe, washstanil, trunk, etc., all under
went a most careful scrutiny*, but
nothing was found. Then the carpet was
lifted up and carefully scrutinized. Next
aud last carne the bed, and the disappointed
officers began to believe their search would
lie in vain. Tho pillows were lifted up,
their covers taken off anil the pillow's ex
amined to see if anything was inside. Next
the coverings wore taken off ono by one,
but nothing rewarded the anxious gaze or
the weary officers. Now they were down
to the mattresses. The first one is lifted up
and thrown aside, and then as they
reach for the other one of the searchers,
with an exultant shout, reached down
and held up a shining revolver, which had
lain there, almost covered up by a fold of
the mattress. Nothing turther was found
after the strictest search, but tho officers felt
that their quest was well rewarded, and car
ried off the pistol—the mast fatal and dam
aging evidence against the suspected man
yet brought forward.
A STRAIGHT CLUE.
How does the case stand? A man found
dead at tho beach, his heal crushed in with
blows from some blunt club or weapon.
Tho man In whose company he is In takes
the quickest conveyance from the place.
Ell route he is seen to act strangely, and as
it he had been up all the night previous. At
the sight of the police ho trembles and
imagines he is the one they are after. Then
he slips to a companion a most damaging
niece of evidence against him,
liis pistol. On being arrested ho forgets
himself and say's he “is not a burglar nor a
murderer.” The pistol, given to his com
panion, is taken to her house, where it was,
as she thought, securely hidden. Rut a
singular combination of events brings it all
out, and the chain of circumstantial evi
dence is perfect. What adds greater weight
to the pistol as damaging evidence to the
accused is the fact that the butt is stained
with what looks like blood. A shot would pro
voke inquiry, would excite suspicion and
tierhaps lx* dangerous. But a blow from the
butt end of a pistol is silent but deadly. JThe
facte in the case are coining out slowly, but
each fits with preciseness the others, and
forms a chain of eircumstancial evidence
that holds Cassidy as if it were of iron.
OLD SOL’S RAYS.
Another Day of Perspiring People and
Yesterday’s record kept up old Sol’s
fame much to the disgust of the average
citizen. “Isn’t it hot?” tiegan in tho early
morn and continued all day with few varia
tions. Thin coats and no vests was tho order
of the dav, and even then tho load seemed
unendurable. But notwithstanding all this
one felt comparative cool when reading of
the heat in other localities.
The morning was very close and sultry,
and ono or two cases of tieing overcome by
the heat wore reported. Mr. Murphy
Baker, who has been suffering for some
weeks past with jaundice, attempted to take
a short walk, but was overcome by the heat
and foil to the ground. He was carried to
his residence and a physician summoned,
and is now fully recovered. Several clerks
on Broughton street hail slight attacks, but
recovered by promptly taking restoratives.
Drinking ice cold water w hen heated by
w alking or other exercise was the cause of
most of them.
The average mean temperature in tho city
yesterday was 86". The highest range of
the thermometer was 95.8", and the lowest
77.8". The average temperature, it wIU
lie seen, was IF less than Monday’s scorcher.
In the district news was received by* the ob
server front eight out of the thirteen
stations. In a majority of those
tho mean temperature was even greater
than Monday, four of them reporting 108°
average and Waycross the highest, 104".
Savannah was actually the coolest station
in the district. The total average for the
district was 101.2 , two stations report
ing slight rainfall. The wires being
down last night full reports from north of
here were unobtainable. At this station, 3
o’clock yesterday, the barometer fell to 29.86,
showing the presence of the storm to lie in
this vicinity, but at 10 o’clock last night it
rose to 29.98. Iu the afternoon Charlotte,
N. C., reported tho barometer at
29.86, while all other stations were
about normal, but since then no information
has been obtained. At 3 o'clock yesterday
the thermometer at Augusta registered 88*
and Charleston 82°. Information received
at the station from Washington, reported a
cool wave moving this wav, which will lx*
1 immediately followed by very warm
weather, blit not as hot as the past week’s
evperienee. A remarkable tiling about the
predictions this month, thus far, shows that
for this section the re[)rts have been very
true, and the Bureau is credited with 190
PETER B. REID DEAD.
A Young Man of Great Promise is Sud
denly Callocl Away*.
One of the saddest deaths that has oc
i currod iu the city for a long time is that of
j Mr. Peter B. Reid, who died nt his father's
residence, No. -Itiß East Broad street, nt 5
o’clock last night, in the 25th year of Ids
age. Mr. Held has been suffering for some
tune post from tvpho-nmiariul fever, but
under tho core of Drs. Duncan and Rend In*
was rapidly recovering, and he was not
thought to lie In danger, Imt tin*
heat of Monday was so grent
that in his weakened condition
lie was unable to lienrit and a decline, from
which hi* never rallied, liegan. Mr. Reid
was in the drug business on tho corner of
Jones atid Abercoru streets, and he was well
known as one of the most promising young
men in the business. He was the son of
Michael Reid, who is the oldest member of
the Bavannah police, huviug received his
appointment in iB6O. He is the brother of
Aldermau W. F. Reid. He was a young
mar. of exceptional moral character and
business ability, and he leaves lx*ldnd him a
host ol mourners. He wan a memlier of
the Georgia Hussaix and also of tho Catho
lic Knights of America.
A P.tch Legacy.
The general attorney of the Pullman
Bleeping Car Company, Ex-Chief Justice O.
A Locbrone, states that old Dr. Riggers
could leave no better legacy than bis lluck
j or*.i:d foi all Yiowcl i.lfcith-’ri.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1887.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Hera and There by the
Throe arrests were made by tho police
yesterday, all for ordinary causes
Magnolia Encampment No. X, 1. O. O. F.,
will hold its regular meeting to-night.
Teutonia Lodge No. 7, Knights of Py
thias, will hold a meeting this ovening.
Luoien Davis was appointed a Commer
cial Notary by Judge Adams yosterday.
Golden Rule Lodge No. 12. I. O. O. F.,
will hold a regular meeting this evening.
Tho Mutual Gas Light Company has de
clared a quarterly dividend of ljj jier cent.,
payable Aug. 15.
The journeyman painters will hold a
meeting in the office of Joyce & Hunt on
Thursday evening, July 81.
The sir-ond annual picnic of the Bethesiia
Union will be given at Greenwich Park to
morrow for the l>enefit of tho Bellies.da or
The contract for building anew wharf in
the rear of Kelly's building from the Ex
change slip to Drayton street has been
awarded to F. M. Jones, Esq.
Anew wharf is being built across the
river from Wilhnk's marine railway to tho
wharf of the old oil mill. A mat lime has
lieen engaged in driving the piling down for
The Jasper Greens had a very enjoyable
picnic at Warsaw yesterday. A large num-
Is-r attended, and all went “merry us a
marriage be!!,” aud there were plenty of
belies there, too.
Trains aro now running through to Tyl.cc
on a regular schedule, with no transfer.
The trains are well filled every trip aud the
passengers all speak highly of tho easy and
smooth motion of tho care.
Lieut. Carter of the Engineer Corps, and
the Government Superintendent ot river
and harbor improvements, was a passenger
on the steamship City of Augusta, which
sailed for New York yesterday.
In tha City Court the case of Sternberg
and Loeuwenherz vs. the Southwestern and
tho Central Railroad Companies and the
Ocean Steamship Company, a claim for
damages for goods injured in transit, the
jury returned a verdict in favor of the
plaintiff* for $l3B.
Jacob Colo, alias Thomas Aiken, the negro
burglar, was tried hi the Superior Court
yesterday morning, and the jury brought in
a verdict of burglary. The Judge then
sentenced him to seven years in the peni
tentiary, which will have the effect of teach
ing him probably tho great difference be
tween nieutn and teum.
The picnic of tho Savannah Cadets will
fake place today at Warsaw. The train
will leave the Coast Line railroad junction
at 8:30, meeting the steamer Pope Catlin at
Thunderbolt Tho committee in charge are
Capt. H. M. Branch, Chairman; Horgts. G.
F. Rut/Jer, T. J. West; Corpl. J. Fred Mal
lery. and Private G. T. Branch.
Among the passengers oil the steamship
City of Augusta, which sailed for New York
yesterday, were John A. Douglass, wife and
daughter; S. P. Hamilton, wife and two
daughters; Charles E. Stults aud wife.
Mrs. George W. Anderson and the two Miss
Audersons, C. I). Owens and wife, Col.
L. M. Lamar and R. G. Cole. They go
North to spend the summer.
Tuesday’s Times-Union: Col. H. S.
Haines, General Manager of the Plant sys
tem, accompanied by his private secretary,
passed through yesterday in his private car
en route to Tampa. His colored porter was
overcome by heat at Waycross and a physi
cian at this place was tclegraphod for. By
the time the train arrived he had recovered
sufficiently to continue on the car to Tampa.
The suit of J. J. Reilly against the four
insurance companies was concluded yester
day in favor of the plaintiff. The amount
of the verdict rendered against each com
pany was: The Phoenix, $2,184 6!t; Liver
pool, London & Globe, $1,340 42; Home,
$l,OBO 11; America, $541 03. A few weeks
ago the same plaintiff obtained a verdict for
$1,568 71 against the Imperial Fire Insur
ance Company, making a total of $8,1555 69
against tho five companies. The amount
sued for was $lO,OOO.
United Skates Marshal, Col. Lucius M.
Lamar, and his deputy, W. P. Corbett, ar
rived here yesterday morning from Macon
with Henry Jones (colored) convicted of
robbing the mail and sentenced to four years
and six months in tho Albany (N. Y.)
.State prison, and Barlott, alias John \V
Barclay, convicted of passing counterfeit
money and sentenced to four years in the
same prison. The convicts went North by
steamer yesterday afternoon under the
charge of Col. Lamar aud Deputy Corbett.
The tug Republic left last night for
Doboy in command of Capt. W. H. Paine.
She goes to Doboy for the purposo of
dredging out Doboy bar. She has 011
board a contrivance of Lieut. Carter's, built
by Mr. J. W. Tynan, designed
for [lumping and dredging the
bar. It became necessary to use a tug and
and an apparatus similar to this as it is so
very rough on Doboy bar that a regular
dredge could not live in the sea. There are
about 150 yards of tho bar to lie dredged.
Mr. Thomas, assistant to Lieut. Carter, will
superintend the work, and Capt. Kennard
goes as inspector. Mr. Jacob Paulsen also
accompanied the party on the tug. She will
lie engaged in the work for several weeks.
The Very Place For a Government
The New Orleans Times-Democrat dis
cusses tho importance and necessity for the
establishment of coaling stations for the
benefit of commerce in peace and as a pro
tection in war. It says:
“It behooves our naval authorities and
Congress to consider carefully this question
of coaling stations. \V ithout at least two
or three fortified coaling stations in differ
ent quartore of the globe, our naval opera
te ms in the event of war would lie confined to
the neighborhood of our own shores, and nil
ideas of preying on the enemy’s commerce
would have to lit* nliandoned. No doubt
tin* navy is primarily intended for the de
fense of our own shores; but, it is not by
• mere [wissivc defense, by fighting just when
and where the enemy pleases, that n war
can Is* brought to a successful conclusion.
Counterattack is necessary; and no counter
attack can lie delivered without the help of
fortified coaling stations."
There is, we lielieve, a coaling station at
Port Royal, but Port Royal is not a place
of much importance. ' Railroad systems
have blighted, for a time at least, iis bud
ding promise. But a coaling station should
lie established at Tyliee, and the Georgia
delegation would do well to address
itself to this matter. A railroad
connecting Savannah and Tyliee has
just Ihs'ii completed. The government
owns land upon Tybee, and will have to
erect earthworks there for the protection of
the harbor of Savannah. If a breakwater
should also Is* lmilt a safe place would lie
provided for tho anchorage of commercial
or war fii-ets. The Central road is rapidly
pushing the Goodwnter extension into the
coal fields of Alabama. When this is com
pleted Ty beo will offer excellent induce
ments for the establishment of a coalingkta-
THE COMING REGATTA.
The Islo of Hop© Yacht Club Arranges
The Isle of Hope Yacht Club held a meet
ing yosterday and it was decided to hold the
next regatta of the club nt. Montgomery on
Saturday. Aug. 6. Tho course to In* sailed will
lie from Montgomery to the buoy at tho
end of Ossabaw Sound aud return,
the same to lie reiH'atod. The entire course
can lie observed from tlio club house nt
Montgomery. Thero will is* three prize#, as
follows: Twenty five dollars to yachts of
the first mnl sissmd oliikkiv $l5 Ul to thoso
of tho third class, anil $lO to the winner in
tile mosquito fleet. There is no doubt that
the race will Is* largely attended by tin* lov
ers ot Hie sport, particularly as thi> day is a
very convenient one, the half holiday af
fording clerks aud cmployus theop|)it>iiuty
t.i nti/m *
OYKIICOME j’A RKMORSE.
RUMORS THAT JAMES E. TANT AT
Mrs. Thomas Accuses Him of Taking
Laudanum-Mr. Tant Denios That He
Tried to Take His Life, and Says He
Was Only Drunk—The Story of the
Tho startling rumor that James E. Taut,
the grandfather of Willio Wingard, had
attempted to commit suicide on Sunday
was spread abroad yesterday. It was
stated that Mr. Taut, overcome by re
morse at iho outcome of the case against his
grandson, bad taken a dose of laudanum for
the purpose of ending his life; that he was
found by his family in a dangerous condi
tion, and the greatest medical attention was
necessary to save his life. A visit was paid
to Mr. Taut last night and he was asked to
give an account of the circumstances at
tending the case. lie readily consented, in
fact he said he would be glad to do so, and
he continued as follows;
TOO MUCH BEER.
“I have boon greatly worried by what has
occurred during the last few days and tho
strain 011 me has been greater than I could
bear. I tried to brace up against it but it
was too much for me, and although I am a
member of two temperance organizations I
began drinking Sunday morning. The
liquor, that is the beer, 1 did not not drink
whisky, was too much forme. I drank
more than I ought to • and
though my mind was perfectly clear, and I
could have transacted wy business, I was
under the influence of tho beer, and as soon
its i got into tho house I found 1 was drunk.
My daughter, Mrs. Thomas, came up to me,
and when she smelled my breath she
screamed and said I had been taking lauda
num, A physician was sent for and 1
was made to drink mustard water
and was put in a mustard bath, and I don’t
know what was done to me, but I vomited
and then they put me to lied. My wife says
that the doctor called again Sunday, but I
don’t remember but one visit.
1 did not drink laudanum,
but I have made a good many
enemies in this neighborhood, aud it is pos
sible that someone may have put laudanum
in my beer, though X would not like to
charge any one with it. I did not attempt
to commit suicide, for, although I have had
a great deal of trouble, I love my life.
THE AUGUSTA KILLING.
“There is one thing that 1 desire to ex
plain to the public, aud that is a point that
was brought out in Willie’s trial. It was
testified to that 1 had killed a man in
Augusta, and I did, but I was
tried by my country and acquitted.
After the war the negroes in Richmond
county were suing their former masters for
wages, dating the time for which they were
entitled to wages from Lincoln’s proclama
tion. There was a negro named James E.
Bryant, who was appointed judge under the
Federal government and the husband of a
negro woman whom I had owned, brought
suit against me for services. During the
trial 1 spoke of the woman as Nancy as I
always had done and her husband said that
if I did not call her Mistress Robertson he
would have me sent to jail. The Judge
sustained him ‘and I was committed
to jail but managed to pre
vent taking locked up. Next day
I went to the court-house, and though bay
onets were around the Judge as thick as
thorns on a rose bush, I took a hickory and
whipped him until I made him know that I
was a gentleman. His friend, a man
named Brennan, was angry with me for
what I did, and threatened my life.
KILLED WHILE SERVING A WARRANT.
“Some tune after that 1 went to his house
to serve a warrant that was sworn out by
his landlord for rent due. I was cautioned
before I went into the house that Brennan
had been making terrible threats against
me, but I went in and he asked me to take
dinner with him. I told him that I had
been to dinner. I served the warrant
and said that if he would settle it I
would charge nothing for service. He said
that he would softie with me, and he then
struck me and knocked me off the porch. I
saw him pick up a rifle that I had seen be
hind the dour, but before he could shoot I
fired. 1 went for three doctors, and got
one of them to take his ante mortem state
ment, and it was that statement that cleared
me. Those were tho circumstances of the
“As to this laudanum business, I did not
take any, and I would not say that any one
put it in my beer. lam sorry I drank, be
cause it is a disgrace upon me and upon my
lodges, and I will not have an easy time
with them in getting through with the mat
ter. I knew that these reports were in cir
culation, but I did not drink the laudanum
unless I did it without knowing it.”
The Pelicans Again Succumb—Grady’s
Charleston, S. C., July 19.—Charleston
won a very costly victory from the Cres
cent City Club to-day. Owing to the fail
ure of President Morrow to appoint a league
umpire, Grady, 0110 of Charleston’s l>esi
catchers, was put in to umpire. Grady has
just recovered from a broken finger, and
yesterday caught his first game in a month.
In the third inning to-day he was hit by a ball
and had his collarbone broken, which will re
tire him for the balance of tho season. The
victory otherwise was easily won. Pujol
was put in to pitch for the visits irs, and the
home nine made five runs off him in the
first inning, when he was sent to centre
field, and \ itughau put in the box with much
better result. The score by innings follows:
Charleston 5 - 1 0 0 0 0 4 I—lB
New Orleans 00500 0 00 1— 6
Base hits—Charleston 20, New Orleaus 11.
Errors Charleston 5, New Orleans 0.
Earned runs Charleston 7, New Orleans 2.
Struck out By Hughes 10. Vaughan 4.
Wild pitches— Hughes 1, Vaughan 1.
Passed lialls- Cililds 2. McVry 2.
Time—Two hours and fifteen minutes.
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Louisville 0 3 2 0 5 2 0 0 x—l 2
Base hits -Brooklyn 7, Louisville 14. Errors
Broyklyn s, Louisville 2.
Baltimore 01001 000000 0 00— 2
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0— 2
Base hits Baltimore 8, St. Louis 11. Errors—
Baltimore 8. St. Louis 4, Game called on ac
count of darkness; fourteen innings.
Washington.. 1 01 000000 o—2
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 o—2
Base hits—Washington 12. Detroit 0. Errors
Washington I. Detroit 4. Batteries Shaw and
Dewey, Getzciu and Ganzel. Darkness; ten
Philadelphia 1 1 3000202—9
PitUliurg 10 II 000800—4
Base liit-s Philadelphia 18, Pittsburg 10. Kr
r>r.-- Philadelphia 8. Pittsburg 5. Batteries--
Maul and Clemente, Galvin and Mlllor.
At New York—
Metropolitans. 01 1 000450 0— 6
Base hits-Metropolitans Id Cleveland 10,
Errors- Met n ip< ditans 7, Cleveland 8,
Tho Fords In n Popular and Entertain
“Meg’s Diversion," a pastoral piece will
be given by the Fords Thursday and Fid
day evenings. This piece gives them ample
room to display their artistic abilities. The
play abounds in capital hits and comical
situations, and will greatly please the
audience. The Viox office will be open at
8:30 o'clock this morning at Davis Bros.
The theater Ims lieen opened for the last
tl 1 rit> days and thoroughly aired, aud will
be very cool and comfortable. The re
hearsals Imvo I | oeu very thorough, and the
association look forward to a most favora
ble production of the play. The association
has Ixxui requested to repeat “(Saratoga"
next wo*l>, Lai it is doubtful whether tho
o:,(m' v willr- it"
THE CENTRAL’S SCHEME.
What the Directors aro Doing in Con
New York, July 19.—Members of tho
syndicate that months ago acquired
control of the Georgia Central railroad
have l)een holding a lot of secret and mys
terious meetings In Wall street for tho last
couple of days. It was late in the oveniug
before they went to dinner, and
to-morrow there is to bo still
another conference. Savannah is repre
sented by Gen. Alexander, Henry Blun
L. and E. M. Green; Augusta sent C. H.
Phiuizy, aud Pat Calhoun, of Atlanta, was
on hand with his brother John C., who now
signs himself New York. Alfred Sully,
Emanuel Lehman, H. B. Hollins and A. L.
Rice figured in the long continued discus
sions. Thero have been no meetings of the
Central directors, as directors. The
whole. business has been with
syndicate plans and schemes. The main
thing, apparently, in view, so Wall street
information has it, is to devise some means
for blocking or tying up tight the majority
of Central stock by which the syndicate
holds control. Tho Georgia Investment
and Banking Company project, which
lirs been talked about a good
<leal seems to have been given the go by, for
a corporation organized under laws of
North Carolina, lrnown as the Georgia
Company, whose provisions are rated as
more litoral than those of the Investment
and Banking Company’s, which were espe
cially favored by the brothers Calhoun.
Wall street brokers, who should l>e well
informed, say that the plan likely to be
adopted proposes an exchange of Georgia
Central syndicate stock for an equal amount
of 5 percent, bonds of the new Georgia
Company, with four shares of tho Georgia
Company capital stock for each share of
•exchanged Central; but the whole scheme
may yet fall through, be modified, or post
poned for future meetings to lake place
to morrow, and on tho inside it is added
that all the brethren are not yet quite of
one mind. Whatever plans are agreed on,
one thing may be considered fairly certain,
tho syndicate has a handsome profit on its
Central's holdings. The various members
announce to the News correspondent that
Savannah has nothing to foar.
Gillen’s Fate Doserved.
Middy Gillen, wife of Edward Gillen, the
negro killed near Granvillo Monday while
resisting arrest, says ho often threatened to
kill her. Tboy have been married four
years, but have not lived together for some
time. He has often threatened her bodily
harm, and when she refused to accompany
him to Charleston last Sunday he savagely
said he would shoot her. She went
alone, and on the return trip,
while sitting in the seat with a
colored man, Gillen entered the
cai\ The demon of jealousy took possession
of him, and heat once shot at her, and then
snapped the pistol at the negro sitting be
side her. a young follow named Will H.
Green. Foiled in his murderous object, he
ran to the car door, fired one shot back at
his wife, and then jumped off and fled to
the woods. Word was immediately sent
out, and he was apprehended and killed, as
narrated in yesterday's Mornimg News.
A Unique Ticket.
The Morning News is indebted to B. W.
Wrenn, Esq., General Passenger and Ticket
Agent of the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia railway, for a complimentary ticket
of the lines of that railway in Tennessee on
the occasion of the excursion of the Tennes
see Press Association. The ticket is in the
form of a paste pot, that potent factor in a
well regulated newspaper office, and when
opened is an eight-page folder, illustrated
with representations of the various phases
of editorial life. The ticket ex
pires on Aug. 1. One of
the cartoons represents an editor walking
home, counting cross-ties, emblematic of
the fate that awaits him who attempts to use
the ticket after the date mentioned. Mr.
Wrenn has been noted for the beautiful and
appropriate designs in the “art that illus
trates all arts,” but the souvenir of the paste
pot excels all others. The Morning News
cannot send a representative on the excur
sion, but if it could Tennessee is too far
away to run the risk of having to walk
The State Superintendent of Education
has accepted tho bid of Edward Perry &
Cos., of Charleston, to print 500 district
school register books.
The contractors commenced work Mon
day on the central fire stationhouse to bo
erected on the artesian well lot. A large
force of hands has been set to work digging
trenches for the foundations.
The County Commissioners want bids for
repairing the Charleston court house and
fireproof building, according to plans and
specifications to be seen at their office. All
bids must to put in by Aug. 8 next.
Over 2,000 excursionists visited Charleston
Monday and Tuesday, and had the accom
modations been greater, another 1,000
would have been there. The Silver Star
made trips about the harbor, and base ball
and other amusements attracted others of
the visitors. Tuesday the conductors ran
excursions from Florence, Savannah, Beau
fort and all points on tho Northeastern aud
the Charleston and Savannuh roads.
Heroes and Heroines.
There aro few who endure bodily troubles
without complaint Did you ever meet among
the heroes or heroines of your acquaintance—if
any such thero have been—one with a yellowish
east of countenance and that jaundiced aspect
generally, which the most unpracticed eve rec
ognizes as the product of a disordered liver,
who did not complain, and peevishly, too, of tho
soreness of the recall'd rant organ, of mins l>e
neath the right shoulder blade, of dyspeptic
symptoms, constipation and headache? Of
course, you never did, and of course the indi
vidual was not usinc Hostetlers Stomach Bit
ters, or he would not so have looked—so bate
complained. To purify the blood when con
taminated with bile, and conduct the secretion
into its pro per channel, to re-establish regularity
of th towels, jbauish bilious headache and re
move impediments to complete digestion, noth
ing can approach in efficacy ttiis peerless al
terative ami tonic. Malarial complaints, always
involving the liver and kidney and bladder in
activity, are remedied by it. It is a capital ap
The best, 45 cent Undershirt in tho city at
Appel & Bchaul’s.
A few more of those White Flannel Suits
left at Appel & Schuui’s.
The most complete line of thin Coats and
Vests now to be had ut. Appel & Schaul’s.
A complete line of Underwear at Appel
& SeliauVs, 168 Congress street.
Tho nobbiest lino of Straw Hats in the
city to bo seen at Appel & Sehaul’s.
A complete line of Seersucker Coats and
Vests at Appel & Schaul’s.
Do not fail to see our Fancy Striped Suit
of Underwear selling at $1 50 per suit. Ap
jiel & Sc haul, 168 Congress street.
Novelties in thin Coats and Vests just re
ceived at Appel & Scliaul’s, One Price
Just received, an entire now line of Pongee
Coats and Vests at Appel & Schaul’s.
Our grent success in tfiin Coat* and Vests
so far this season, compelled us to telegraph
our New York buyer to purchase anew
str>ck of them, which he has done, and now
we can shew the prettiest styles in the city.
Appel & Kohaul.
A complete lino of Percale (Shirts ot Appel
Rulbriggnn Underwear in all grades at
Appel & Sohaul’l, One price CMUm
Call and look at the elegant Pongee Coats
and Vests at Appel & iSchnul’s.
Call end '<eo tho newest shades in Pongee
CiV.fAH.ml W-tect Atmci * BGteMiV
By One Who Makes a Noto of What
Editor Mominy New*: I observed that
the city has done a very neat and raueh
needed piece of work on Broughton lane,
between Bull and Whitaker. The old cobble
pavement has been torn up, the grade re
duced several inclios and the lane repaved.
The Board of Health must have been out
of the city when this was done. That nui
sance to those who travel in vehicles, the
switch on Whitaker street near Mr. Gads
den’s residence, must remain until frost.
It has a purpose to serve, that wo may be
made to -ponder over the wisdom of organ
ized bodies, and their consistency.
The conundrum is suggested: Which is
the safest to excavate, in an old graveyard
or oei Whitaker and President?
Speaking of conundrums, the hardest one
to answer that I have heard lately is, when
will the new jail be completed? which
naturally brings up the suggestion that the
county folks go slow on the new court
house until they get through with the new
This loads me to observe that there ought
to be a sanitary inspector for the county.
There are lots of malaria-producing spots
near enough the city to do it great harm,
and doing great harm to the citizens of the
county that tho five old gentlemen in the
county board know nothing of. In fact,
I think these five old gentlemen could
Ite lost anywhere out of sight of the Presby
terian church steeple.
It has often been observed that the city
and the county are the same. Does that
mean that the county and the city are the
Speaking about Tybeo and hot weather,
did you ever think how many people can't
afford to go there or anywhere else outside
of the city ?
Did you ever go through the lanes and
alloys of this city, though those sections
whore tho people live on narrow streets and
in small houses? Have you observed the
little pinched faces and sunken eyes of chil
dren trying to draw nourishment from the
equally impoverished systems of enfeebled
mothers? Or have you observed old age,
trembling with the weakness of years,
made longer by poverty, trying in vain to
get a whiff of air filtered (but not purified)
through rows of tenements not remarkable
for their cleanliness? Are there none who
feel enough for these to start a fresh air
fund for them?
As to the poor they have a hard time of
it. What is done for them is doled out
homeopathically—feu* fear they should get
above themselves by getting enough—one
The city keeps up an expensive establish
ment to furnisn them with pure drugs—a
sort of competitive establishment, designed
as a check upon tho enormous profits of
drug stores; a sort of retribution visited
upon these drug princes who
are growing richer and richer
selling soda water and cologne.
This one dispensary to 45,000 people has a
beneficent effect in that it compels these
lazy poor to walk from the Old Fort to get
some ipecac for the baby dying of the
croup. It also teaches the virtue of patience
by allowing the beneficiary to take her piace
on the bench against the wall at the foot of
the class numbering twenty, and wait her
turn, while the baby chokes to death. What
does this cost the city? Will some other
observer calculate it or suggest a better
plan? If suggested will somebody advocate
it in the caucus? Observer.
Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House
were J. B. Albert, Baltimore; George L.
Marsteller, Now York ; Wyman Dana. St.
Louis; Rev. E. L. Turguard, Enterprise*
Fla.: Mrs. A. E. Garison and son, DeLand?
T. P. Wright,New York; J. W. Dertiug;
Columbus, Ga.; C. P. Doming, Evergreen,
Ala.; H. M. McKay, Macon, Ga.; James E.
Mener, New York; John A. Geer, G. Zea
At the Harnett House were W. S. Crosby,
Baltimore; W. M. Tyler, Ocala. Fla.; W. G.
Long, Lisbon, Fla.; J. J. Goodwin, A. P.
Shaw and wife, Providence, It. I.; J. T. Col
bert, M. C Hooper, Boston; E. N. Kinney
and wife, Pittsburg, Pa.; T. G. Wood, New
York: A. Toomer, Green Pond, S. C.; Ar
thur Lovejoy, Philadelphia; Capt. S. D.
Brad well, Hinesville, Ga.; A. Cohen and son,
At the Screven House were William
Mitchell, W. D. Stegall, Mrs. T. E. Black
shear, Miss Blackshear, Mr. Blackshear,
Thomasville, Ga.; R. F. Crooke, J. W.
Streeton, E. J. Miller, R. A. Sugilen, New
York; Thornton Wheatley and family,
Amerieus; H. Raschbaum, Baltimore; A.
McLeod, Delaware; C. W. Guice, Eufaula,
Ala.; W. McCoy, Sanford, Fla.; J. G.
Moore, Fido, Ga.; Mrs. J. H. Daniel and
family, Millen, Ga.; Mrs. G. Fred Fisher
and son, Fredenton, N. B.; Mrs. B. N. Buck
ley, Augusta; Robert Daniel, Millen: J. W.
Applegate, Florida; E. D. Crane. Cincin
Headquarters at tho 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 bo had. Remember, Fly Fans, Ice Picks,
Fly traps. If you want to be sure of tho
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 niyl
give you a glass of river water without the
James S. Silva & Son.
N. B.—Our “Odds and Ends” Sale con
For Warm Weathor.
White Linen Duck Suits, gray and cream
color, Pongee Coats and Vests, Black Al
pacas, at all prices. Seersucker Coats and
Vests, thin Coats for fifty cents; thin Under
wear to close out, by the Famous New York
Clothing House, 140 Congress street.
Diamonds, Gold and Silver.
I am looking forward shortly to lie able
to move back to my old quarters. It is now
my aim to reduce stock or to closo it out as
far ox possible, to make the moving a less
troublesome matter. To do this I have de
termined upon making sacrifices. This is
not a device to draw trade, but a positive
fact, I offer sterling silverware for wed
ding presents, watches, diamonds, etc., at
actual New York wholesale prices.
My present temporary quarter is 116 V
Broughton street, directly opposite Ludden
& Bates’ music house. M. Sternberg.
For tho Benefit of the Clergy.
We have on hand Clergymen’s Black
Alpaca Coats, to lie sold low, by the Famous
New York CJothing House, 110 Congress
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get ail tho comforts of the high-priced
hotels, and save from $1 to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced.— Bouton Home Jour
For the Comfort of Stout Mon.
We have White Shirts, open front, with
Collars and Cuffs attached, sizes 17, 17,V, lb,
18 V, 19. made to order and not called for,
which will bo sold low, by the Famous New
York Clothing House, 140 Congress street.
An inspection of our thin Coats and Vests
is earnestly requested beftire purchasing.
Appel & Bi-haul, One Price Clothiers.
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 -ry the Famous New York Clothing
T4#i.ai '4O Cnecsess .)r
Tliis Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity
Strength and Wholesomeness. More eci mo;ni'
cal than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold
in competition with the multitude of low teat,
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
only in can*. Royal Hajunu Powder Cos., 108
Wall street, New York.
“ ' ' S
U'DIIES & BATES S. M. H.
MiiluM 1 Clearance Sale.
Our buyer now in Eastern markets piekiu? up
many rare bargains, which, as we buy for cash,
will enable our customers to obtain Inmefit of
Koods bought in such quantifies as enables us to
offer genuine New York bargains.
We do not imitate, but lead, and as we sell at
one price to all, and deliver gr*ods free of charge
to any point in United States, the people of the
entire bouth can take advantage of our low
TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION.
Artists’ Materials, Articles for Decoration.
Fine Pictures, Picture Frames ana
Japanese Goods, Mouldings,
Sheet Music, Flags, Lanterns and
Small Musical Instru- Bunting.
merits, Music Books,
Paginini Strings, Band Instruments,
Stationery, Band Supplies,
Writing Panor, Engraving Invitations
Pocket Books, and Cards,
Card Cases. Envelopes,
Lead Pencils, Fhotogpaph Albums,
Birthday Cards, Writing Tablets,
Hungarian Ware, * Steel Pens. Rulers, etc.,
Music Racks, Cards for Hand Painting
Cabinet Letter Files, Brass Goods,
Board Files, Easels.
Legal Blank Cabinets, Box Files.
Should any of above articles be considered
essential to assist in overflowing your cup of
happiness, we can produce for such a low price
that we can make it easy and possible for you to
possess. It is a pleasure for us to show goodl
whether you desire to purchase or not.
COME AND SILK TJS.
Ludden & Bates S. M. H.
OUR STOCK at all times containing the
apparel of correct and seasonable taste ij
now complete with an assortment of goo. Is
which will be found especially interesting for
those preparing for the country.
Particular attention is invited to our line of
House and Lounging Coats,
And the many little fixings which add so
materially to comfort and appearance during
We are also showing several novelties in
which are delightfully cool and of the stylei
and fabric* used in ffcahionaole centres. Wf
will consider it a pleasure to show any ona
through our stock.
A. FALK & SON.
Salmon & Lobsters
IN FLAT CANS.
THE BEST IN THE MARKET
ALWAYS ON HAND A FULL LINE OF
Staple & Fancy Groceries
The Mutual Co-Operative Association,
Barnard and Broughton St root Lane.
SAR^ IN K S
100 CASES AMERICAN SARDINES.
POII HALB BY
C. M. GILBERT & CO
McDonougl & BaMtna
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmith*
STATIONARY and PORTABLE EKCMN**,
VERTICAL and TOP-RUNNING CORN
MILLS, SUGAR MILLS and PANS.
AGENTS for Alert and Union InteeUir*.Jb*
simplest and moat effective on the u>. 1,1,1
Gulletl Light Draft Magnolia Cotton Uin. tM
best In the market. ,
All ordora promptly attend*! to. 6o** *“
**•'< - tint.