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MEN WHO MAKE PEOPLE TALK IN
SPITE OP THEMSELVES.
An Intuitive Knowledge of Human
Nature Necessary to be a Successful
Interviewer The Dazzling Glory of
the Seaside Swell and the Estimate
Sensible People Put on Him.
New York. July 33.—When anybody in
New York does anything that entitles him
to publicity he very soon gains an ideu of
the immensity of that engine of human pro
gress. the newspaper. More than forty
reporters will besiege him and his life will
be made a burden until hi? ceases to 1*
of public interest.
One of the mast striking recent cases il
lustrating newspaper enterprise in the me
tropolis was witnessed at the hanging of
the murderer Peter Smith. A New York
afternixm [inper had arranged to publish an
extra as soon as the doomed man hail !>een
hanged. The execution took place in the
vnrd of the Tombs. In accordance with
the statute only twelve reporters were ad
mitted to witness the hanging, and they
were given ingress to the prison inclosure
only as members of the jury inspectors.
They had to remain until the execution had
taken place and then sign their names to
the certificate averring that the criminal
had been duly and thoroughly hanged. Not
until each reporter had signal this docu
ment was he permitted to leave the jail yard,
and it was fully twenty minutes before the
forms of the law had been complied with.
The representative of an evening paper,
foreseeing this delay, arranged in an unique
manner to send the news of the execution to
his journal. He purchased a big baseball
which lie carried in his pocket, within the
high, walled enclosure of the Tombs. By a
preconcerted arrangement at the office a
boy stood outside the enclosure, having been
warned that .'is soon as he should see t he ball
come over the wall he should note the time
and run to the office of the paper five blocks
away and carry the news, thus enabling his
paper to get out an early extra edition an
nouncing the execution. The boy stood out
side the high walls that surround the Tombs
and never turned his eyes from the point
where he had been informed the ball would
1)6 tossed over. The instant that Smith was
hanged, the representative of the paper,
whose boy stood outside the prison wall,
dashed away from the gallows, hurled the
hall over the Tombs wall. The boy, seeing
the ball come over, noted the time, ran to
the office and gave the news. Within five
minutes after the murderer had been
hanged an extra edition of the paper in
quest ion announcing his death was being
sold on the streets. The lx>y who had taken
the news to the office had not stopped to
pick up the base ball thrown over the wall
by the reporter and a dozen lads of the
crowd of boys who play about the Tombs
walls, darted forward anti seized tho ball.
There are in New York more than twenty
newspaper men who are professional inter
viewers. It requires a sjieoial order of tal
ent to I* a good interviewer and a thorough
knowledge of public affairs. It demands,
too, a special knowledge of human nature.
Every man except, perhaps, Roscoe Conk
ling, can be interviewed. Mr. Conkling is
so stern and frigid that a newspaper man is
seldom able to get a word out of him.
The professional newspaper interviewer in
ScsfYork, as elsewhere, has certain rules
whiclf's'cern liis conduct in approaching a
difficult subject. He appeals to the vanity
of a man whose face seems to indicate self
esteem to the comlwtivencss of the person
who appears to be quarrels)>nte or to the re
ligious sentiment of the individual who is
apparently of a serious turn of mind.
One of the most remarkable instances of
newspaper interviewing was that of a man
now m New York who one night received a
dispatch at Toledo, where he was then at
work, to the effect timt a lady who had gone
down in the train at the terrible Ashtabula
accident and escaped unscathed would ar
rive in Toledo on her way westward at 8:30
o'clock in the evening, on a Lake Shore
train. The person who sent the telegram
forgot to give hoc name, and the interviewer
had to timi her by natural instinct. The
train stopped in Toledo but fifteen minutes.
The reporter approached a young lady in a
sleeping car, and by the merest chance Ait
upon the right person. She said that she
was the woman who had gone down with
the train at Ashtabula, but when she
learned that her interrogator was a news
paper man, she very curtly declared that
sne would not talk as she had a decided ob
jection to having her name and declarations
in print. The interviewer, who was a
shrew'll student of human nature, studied
the lady’s face a moment and thought that
he discovered in it markings of u strong re
ligious sentiment. He acted u]x>n his judg
ment and began to congratulate the lady on
the miraculous deliverance that a kind
Providence lmd given her from a fearful
fate. Her soul was moved, mid all forget
ful that she was talking to a newspaper
man, she related a graphic story of the ter
rible accident. She told it in an artless
manner, grew earnest us she progressed, and
did not oeaae talking until the train was
moving out of the depot. Then the reporter
arose, touched his hat, and said to the young
lady: “I beg your [su-don, but despite your
objections, you have been interviewed.” The
young lady tried in vain to call hitn hack,
and not until he had gone did she realize
that his adroitness in appealing to her relig
ious sentiment hud led her to talk ill spite
Th e average journalist is a good person to
interview, but the politician is ordinarily
char}' of the newspa|>er interrogation. Col.
Ingersoll has lately adopted u rule to the
effect, that he will not lie interviewed. Ho
is, however, very courteous to newspaper
men. Recently a reporter wrote out twelve
questions fora stated interview and handl'd
them to Mr. Ingersoll. He wrote the re
plies at considerable length, and tho article,
which pertained entirely to the great Ameri
can system of interviewing, was one of the
brightest product ions that ever proceeded
from Mr. Jngersoll s pen.
Amos J. Cummings.
The seaside swell is about the most amaz
ing outcome of the nineteenth century civi
lization. No one ever knows whence he
came when he first bursts into view, or
where lie goes w hen he one day suddenly
disap)H-nrs from tho hotel that in* has helped
to make resplendent. Probably he returns
to the dusty and humble interior of “the
store” wherein fifty weeks of every veai arc
bjM'iit. His hauteur during his two weeks
outing in the summer is lieyond ail bounds.
His arrogance is amazing mid his very rude
ness is apparently u source of delight to him.
If Ik* only knew it he would have a very
much happier time lx*reft of his astounding
sirs of cxiausi veness.
An instance occurred the other day. I
was on my way to a popular hotel down on
Long Island, which is much frequented by
fishermen, yachtsmen and society folks. It,
Is more or less fashionable, I believe, but
tbs people are amiable and good natured.
In tin t smoking compartment of tiio car
there were four men. Wo were strangers,
but a Journev of several houi*s was before
us, and the little civilities of traveling coin
panions were exchnu ;l at once. All of mv
Fellow voyagers were mature in yeai-s, well
dressed and admirably bred. There was u
general interchange of rigurs and pa)K*rs, a
little whist and then a long, and to me an
uxeee iingly iyjeresting talk on the manners
of women in various parts of tho world,
from the matter-of-fact girl of nn Illinois
farm to tho athletic daughter of tho Pvru
licoi. During the first stage of the journey
t summer resort young man entered the
compartment twice, stared at ’is with evi-
S_e.it disapproval, and abrubtly withdrew.
Finally ho pushed his way in front of two of
the men without a won! of apology, .'sink
Into a corner scat, and pulled out a gilded,
w-in/etto case, hroin itlie took a cheap and
Mi </. turve cigarette. Everyman know that
uz odor of tho cigarette would spoil thu
\ flavor of his cigar, but the matches were
passed to the new-comer with the utmost
courtesy. He took the box without a word,
j blew a cloud of smoke in our faces, threw
the box liack on the opposite seat, fixed a
i single gloss in his eye and glared aixiut him,
j the most absurd and priggish ass on earth,
j His clothes were white flannel, his hose blue,
j with white stai-s, and he wore a shirt with
red cross bare, relieved by n blue satin
scarf. There were eight or ten rings on his
cigarette-stained hands, and his hair was
beautifully banged. The man on my left —
i who I afterward found was the head of one
of the biggest iiear houses in the Stock Ex
change passed his cigar cuse to the howling
swell with a smile:
“Wha—whad’s that?” drawled the swell,
“Won't you have a cigar?” asked the
He turned his bark on the Wall street
man with an air of such intolerable inso
lence that the broker flushed to the roots of
his hair. We went on and on the following
morning we all met at breakfast in the ho
tel. There was a general exchange of salu
tations, and several men nodded jxilitely to
tho cheap and gaudy swell. He did not ac
knowledge the courtesy in any case. The
men on the train proved to lie admirable
companions, and they knew nearly every
lxly worth knowing in the hotel Fun of
till kinds wont on, hut the prig was not in
it. He had two trunks,though lie only stayed
three days, and he wore three or four suits
of clothes a day. They were an execrable
lit and of flimsy texture, as a rule. All the
man did was to stalk gloomily about, stare
hard at the other guests, and make frequent
changes of attire. Had tie been a little more
human he would undoubtedly have had a
good time. As it was, helooked mournful and
miserable, and doubtless was both. It seem *
a curious tiling for a man to start out on
his vacation with the idea of seeing how ob
noxious he can make himself but nearly all
of the summer resort young men do it.
A RATHER CURIOUS CASE.
Charleston to Have an Afternoon
Paper Strange Rumblings.
Chaki.kston. July 33. —There is some
thing uncanny in the verdict of tho jury in
tho United States District Court, in which
the defendants in a conspiracy case were
acquitted. The charge was a conspiracy
to bulldozo and intimidate government
witnesses in certain revenue eases.
It is true that the only real evidence of the
alleged conspiracy was the arrest of one of
the government witnesses, and his state
ment that he hail been snot at time ami
time again, but “not for hurt;” only for
skay (frighten). But it was further proven,
which is the strangest part, of the
story, that there existed on Warl
nmlaw Island a club, at the head
of which is a white trial justice
and the object of which is to rid the Island
of certain lazy and indigent negros who ar
rest citizens on trumped up charges of vio
lating the Internal Revenue laws.” Here's
a state of things, not that it matters much
about the government witnesses, but for
tho reason that it shows a state of tilings
in the Internal Revenue department that
everybody thought did not exist. It was
well known for instance, that under Radical
rule the Revenue office was crowded with
vagabonds of the worst stripe who hail not
the slightest hesitation in trumping up
charges against ignorant country jieoplo
and dragging them to Charleston just to
make the fees attached to the office. In
fact this was so well known that at onetime
there was a general sinash-up resulting in the
flight of several deputy marshals and others.
What surprises people here is that the
Wadmalaw ku-klux should have been
called into existence under a democratic ad
ministration of the Revenue Department,
and that a State judicial officer should be
found at the head of a negro organization
to resist tho law. The case has set people to
Another sensation of the week, not count
ing the heat, which was the absorbing sen
sation, is the mysterious subteranean noises
that have ix-en disturbing a negro commu
nity, living on Main street. In this case it
is not the earth that trembles but the poor
negroes who live in this vicinity. They
swear that since Sunday iast they
have heard curious and mysterious
sounds issuing from the bowels of the earth.
Not the much dreaded “rumbling” which
lias lieen heard quite often enough within
the past year, but noises which some of the
frightened negroes declare appear to bo
made by an animal burrowing under the
ground, which others say resembles the
groans of a human lining in distress. The
correspondent of the Morning News
undertook an investigation yesterday, but
it was without, any material results. I went
to the scene of the mysterious manifesta
tions about 9 a. m. and remained there for
two hours, but, although the negroes de
dared that the noise's nud bi*eu heard at 5
o’clock, there were no manifestations. Con
siderable awe is inspired by the fact that
the disturbed community is built over an
THE HOT WAVE.
Charleston has had more than her share
of the torrid wave and is panting for relief.
Asa matter of fact, the hot wave has lieen
with us for nearly three weeks, and death
has lieen very busy during t hat time. Every
day this week there Ims been thunder and
lightning, and rain all around us but never
any in the city, and so the hot wave still
continues, and people are flying away to the
mountains and to the seashore. For three
weeks the mercury here has ranged from 93"
A LITTLE SHAKE
There was a shake in Summerville on
Thursday night, but it did not extend fur
ther south than the Ten Mile Hill.
The readers of the Morning News will
be glad to know that the New Brighton
Hotel is once more open. It is being run on
the European plan and in a way that has
given more satisfaction than during any
year since it was built.
AN AFTERNOON PAPER,
It, is now authoritatively announced that
Charleston is to have an afternoon pajier.
The new concern will he established by John
MeElreo, of Jewelry I‘nlnce fame, the man
who has managed by his advertisements to
set the whole city by the ears. MeElreehas
leased a building near the News ami (Courier
office, has bought the material of the old
./on mat of Coni merer anil will make his
debut as nn editor in a very abort time, lie
says he has all the money ho wants and
that he will make things howl. The city
administration is to lie the objective point
Deat h From Hydrophobia.
Chicago, July 33. - Arthur Mueller, n
two-yenr old child diixl yesterday from
hydrophobia. He was bitten five weeks ago
in a public garden by n small dog. The
boy’s father was bitten at the same
time. The father’s wounds were cauter
ized, but the child's wore not and were
merely treated with carbolic salve. Hydro
phobia developed Thursday and death en
A Steamer Founders.
Calcutta, July 33. Tho steamer Mah
ratta has foundered off Hoogly Point. It
is believed that a large mini tier of pilgrims
returning to Calcutta wore drowned.
Mr. IV. 11. Morgan, merchant, Lake City,
Fla., was taken with a severe Cold, attended
with a distressing Cough and running into
Consumption in its (Irit stages. He tried
many so-eallisi popular cough remedies and
steadily grew worse. IVas reduced in flesh,
had difficulty in breathing and was unable
to sleep. Finally tried Dr. King’s New Dis
covery for Consumption and found imme
diate relief, mid after using alsmt a half
down bottlx* found himself well, and Ims
hail no return of the disease. No other rem
ody can show so grand a reisrni of cures as
Dr. King’s New Dimwery for l’onuni|i
tion. Guaranteed to do just what is claimed
for it. Trial boltio free at Lippmau Bros. ’
Tin? vCRNTXG NEWS: SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1887.
A MG KUSH OF NEW BILLS
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE STILL
FIRING OFF MEASURES.
Mr. Howell Proposes an Amendment
to the Atlanta and Hawklnsville Rail
road Commissioner of Agriculture
Henderson Asks an Investigation of
His Methods of Conducting His De
Atlanta, Ga. , July 23. —The Senate did
not hold a session to-day.
In tho House Mr. Harrison, of Quitman,
offered a resolution authorizing the Gover
nor to advertise for bids for purchase and
Lids for the lease of the State road at the
expiration of the present lease, and report
to the next legislature.
The hill to incorjxjrate the Planters Bank
of Preston passed.
Tho following new bills were introduced:
By Mr. Hunt, of Hancock—To extend the
corporate limits of the town of Sparta:
also, a bill to amend an act to incorporate
Jewellsvillo, in the counties of Warren and
Hancock; it changls its name to Jewell
and changing its corporate limits; also, a
bill to provide for the payment of insol
vent costs in Hancock county.
By Mr Harrison, of Franklin—To pro
mote the interests of Franklin county. It
relates to the drainage of lands and out
By Mr. Preston, of Jasper—To create the
office of Inspector of Roads and Bridges of
Jasper county. Also a bill to prevent the
killing of wild game in Jasper county bo
twoen March 1 and Oct. 15.
By Mr. Russell, of Clarke —For the relief
of tlie estate of A. P. Bearing, of Clarke.
It directs the payment of bonds and cou
pons of the Macon and Brunswick railroad.
By Mr. Stevens, of Terrell—To regulate
the fees of tho County Court of Terrell
By Mr. Howell, of Fulton —To amend the
charter of the Atlanta and Hawkinsville
Railroad Company, changing its name to
the Atlanta and Florida railroad and au
thorizing its extension to Dupont, in Clinch
county, and thence to the Florida line.
By Mr. Smith, ef Crawford—For the
protection of the traveling public from ac
cidents. It prohibits the employment on
railroads of persons afflicted with color
blindness or other defects of vision.
Mr. Pitman, of Troup—To incorporate
the LaGrange Street Railway Company.
By Mr. Wilcox, of Ware —To abolish the
County Court of the county of Ware.
By Mr. Moore, of YVashington—Te pre
vent fishing, hunting or other trespassing
on the lands of another in Washington coun
ty after posting.
By Mr. Candler, of DeKalb —To prohibit
the manufacture or sale of liquors within
three miles of Macedonia church, DeKalb
By Mr. Terrell, of Meriwether —To pro
hibit the sale of spiritous or malt liquors
within four miles of Mt. Zion church in
By Mr. Greene, of Clay—To authorize tho
City Council of Fort Gaines, to issue bonds
for the building or purchase of a bridge
over the Chattahoochee river.
By Mr. Y'ickcry, of Coffee —To change
the time of holding the Superior Court of
the comity of (!off>e.
By Mr. Nicholls, of Towns—For the pro
tection of fish in a portion of the waters of
Hiuwassa river in Towns county.
liy Mr. McLendon of Thomas —To amend
the act incorporating the Bank of Thomas
villo. Also a bill to amend an act incorpo
rating the town of Thomasville. It allows
sentences to tie worked out on the streets.
By Mr. Franklin of Thomas—To amend
the act, establishing branch collets, by
making thorn give instruction in school
By Mr. Fagan, of Houston—To amend
the act incorporating the town of Fort
By Mr. Smith, of Glynn—To amend an
act establishing a County Court in Glynn
county, so a* to abolish the courts. Also a
bill to regulate the catching of female ter
rapin in the waters of this State from March
1 to July 25.
By Mr. Little, of Muscogee—To provide
for the payment of a small balance of salary
due the lari’ Judge Worrel, of the Chatta
hoochee ci reuit.
By Mr. Glynn, of YVhitfield—To amend
an act to amend the charter of Dalton.
Also, a bill to amend the charter of tho city
By Mr. YY'orsham, ef Monroe— To require
persons buying cotton, si*•, 1 or lint less
than a bale, and also corn, oats, etc., to keep
a record of the same and of the name of the
By Air. Monroe, of Calhoun —To prescribe
the manner of drawing grand and petit
jurors for the Superior Court.
Mr. Lamar, of Richmond—To amend tho
charter of the Commercial Bank of Augusta.
MR. HENDERSON COMPLAINS.
A communication was received by Speaker
Little and read from Hon. J. T. Henderson,
Commissioner of Agriculture, as follows:
To the Honorable Speaker of the House
of Representatives of Georgia:
Mr. Speaker— Charges have been made
on the floor of the House qf Representatives
concerning tho inspection of fertilizers
which arc of a damaging nature to me in
my official capacity, and calculated to im
pair tho confidence of the ptsiplo In the sys
tem of inspection and the usefulness of
the department over which 1 preside. 1,
therefore, beg through you respectfully to
deny the correctness of the charges, aiid to
invite a thorough investigation of the whole
system and plan of inspecting fertilizers by
a joint committee of five from the House
and three from the Senate to investigate
the charges made, ana the manner of in
specting and tagging fertilizers, and to rc
jsirt to the General Assembly, the com
mittee to have power to send for persons,
Objection was raised to n special commit
tee, but pending discussion the House ad
Tom Waller’s First Romance.
From the Philadelphia Time*.
Many stories arc told of the picturesque
ex-Gov. Waller, of Connecticut, but none
more interesting than that which describes
liis first romamv. Ho was then an inqscu
nioua law clerk, but he fell in love with the
Mayor’s daughter notwithstanding. So fur
ns the lay was concerned his suit, was suc
cessful, too, but Mayor Lootnis was an uu
gust [Hirsgnago, and lie uot onlv objected to
the union, but prevented it. l’his set 1 sink
[mt the spur to Waller’s pride mid his eu
orgy, and ho forthwith determined to lie a
bigger man than the Mayer of New London.
He devoted himself to business, kept, a
weather eye on politics, and was soon elected
Mayor. Mayor Loomis was meanwhile
credited with a yearning for the Governor
ship, but he had to stand aside, and see it go
to his would-be son-in-law. And by and Ire
Mr. YValler was mentioned for tho Vice
Presidency, made a national reputation and
was assigned to nn important place in the
diplomatic service, and then Mr. Loomis be
gnu to fool regret for his mistake. Tho
sequel ought, to lie, of course, that Mr. Wal
ler finally won the father’s consent and
married the daughter, but, ns a matter of
fact, each found a mate years ago, and now
Air. Waller’s house' is next door to that oc
cupied by the daughter of the Mayor and
her hu.slMtnd, and the two families' are ou
the best of terms.
Omaha Gnu. So yon know Clara Do Smart’s
father before he won married? Poor man! lie
came to the school to sis’ his daughter graduate,
and I couldn't help pitying him.
Omaha l*n Ills daughter Is a beautiful girl.
“Oh, yes; she is rntlier pretty.”
“And she delivered the vuiefiictory and took
all tho prizes."
“Yes, hut her dress didn't set fit to he seen.”—
For weak lungs, spitting of blond, weak
stomach, night sweats, and the early stages
of consumption, “Golden Medical Discov
ery” is specific. By druggists.
A HORRIBLE AWAKENING.
The Frightful Situation of a Voung
Man on a Railroad Track.
From the Macon (Ga.) Tele'/raph.
Mr. W. B. Domes, of Dames’ Ferry, was
in the city Friday, and related an accident
on the East Tennessee, Virginia and Geor
gia railroad, aliout fourteen miles above
Macon, that has some horrible features.
A young man named Malone, whose home
is at .Jackson, was employed by the road on
the section gang at work lietwoen Dames’
ferry and Pope’s ferry. On Thursday af
ternoon, (’apt. T. J. Osborne, the section
boss, finding that there was a repair that
he might not bo able to make before the ar
rival of the north-bound train which left
Macon at 4:15, sent young Malone with a
red flag and a torpedo to warn it of the
danger- Malone left, and at, a proper dis
tance placed the torpedo on the track. His
movements after that are more of conjecture
thun otherwise, the circumstances being the
foundation for tho conjecture. Having af
fixed the torpedo, he ran about 300 yards
la-low to where a tree threw a shade over
the track. It was probably liis purpose to
ship here and on the approach of the train
to signal it down. Being a hot day, and
having run a considerable distance, he was
overcome by the heat, and concluded to lie
down. Folding up the red flag, he placed it
on the rail for his head to rest on, and then
lay down across the track, his feet on the
other rail. Ho fell asleep, and
during which the vibration of the
rails caused by the coming of the
I train aroused hhn. He saw in his dazed
condition the approach ingrain and realized
tho danger he was in, but his senses were
not sufficiently aroused to give him the
strength to raise himself up. It was a
nightmare that fastened him to the track
and rendered him as helpless as an infant.
While thus transfixed, knowing liis danger
and yet unable to avert it, the engine came
on, tne point of the pilot striking him in
the body, giving it a twist and sending both
legs under the wheels. Just below the
]>oint at which tho young man fell asleep is
ft reverse curve, and the train was within a
short distance of tho sleeping man when he
was discovered, too lute to stop the locomo
tive. Mr. James was on the water near by
in a boat fishing and heard the scream of
young Malone as the pilot struck him. He
rowed to the bank and hurried to the spot
and saw the mangled body removed from
the track to the baggage ear. One leg was
run over below the knee and mangled into
a shapeless mass, and the other was cut off
above the knee. He was attended by Dr.
YV. P. Glover, of Juliette, and Dr. B. 8.
Hollins, of Dames’ Ferry, and they did ali
that was possible to relieve his suffering.
The young man was carried to Jackson,
where his father lives. He is about 18 years
old, and had been at work on the road a
short time. While at Dames’ ferry he saw
a friend from the car door and called to
him. When asked why he did not get up
from the track when he saw the train com
ing, he said he could not do it, although he
It is thought that his recovery is impos
DEATH OF ME. H. PFEIFFER.
Tho Circumstances Surrounding His
From the Pensacola Commercial.
The following account of tho maimer in
which the late lamented H. Pfeiffer, Sr., of
this city, was taken with his last illness,
and his subsequent death, is from the Little
Rock Gazette of July 17:
Mr. H. Pfeiffer, Sr., of Pensacola, Fla., a
stranger here, died suddenly at tho Com
mercial Hotel, in this city, yesterday after
noon, of congestion of the brain and lungs,
brought on by the intense heat. Mr.
Pfeiffer, it Seems, had been spending some
time recently at Hot Springs. He left there
yesterday and had a trunk checked to De
catur, Ala., and a valise to Pensacola, Fla.
YVhen ))o arrived in Little Rook yester
day afternoon he missed the connection with
the Memphis and Little Rock train. The
heat was intense, ami the gentleman wor
ried over getting left until finally the heat
overcame him and he became prostrated.
A hackman seeing the condition of the man
put him in liis vehicle and brought him up
town, but he had trouble getting hotel ac
commodations for the liyi'i, who, it could be
seen at a glance, was in a very bail condi
tion. Finally, through the assistance of
Maj. C. C. Dean and some other gentlemen,
the proprietor of the Commercial Hotel
agreed to give tho sick stranger a room.
He was removed from the carriage and
Dr. J. H. Renew summoned, and also Dr.
French. All that was possible was done for
the man, but he disl between 5 and 0
o’clock. His remains were taken in charge
by Undertaker Cook, who has put them in
an ice-packed casket to await the orders of
friends or relatives. Telegrams wore sent
to Hot Springs anil also to Pensacola, Fla.,
to si-e what could lie found out concerning
the stranger and what disposition was to be
made of his remains.
THE STRANGER’S HOME.
At Pensacola, Fla., there is a firm in high
standing of the name of H. Pfeiffer & Cos.,
and he is supposed to be tho senior partner
of the firm. The man was well dressed, his
linen was clean and elegant, he had between
$5O and $6O on his person and wore a nice
gold watch and chain, all of which have
been carefully preserved. YVhen first
brought up town the man was suffering in
tensely, yet it was some time beftre hotel
accommodations were procured, and
hence a longer time before medi
cal aid was summoned, so that when
the physicians arrive-, the man was
lieyond their assistance, and thus
[Kissed away among strangers, who, how
ever, will take proper can- of his remains
until they are called for by relatives, who
would have done anything in their power
to relieve his sufferings while alive.
Later—At a la,.e hour last night Mr. 11.
Ehrenberg, who had telegraphed to Pensa
cola, Fla.; received the following telegram,
the in--options of which have lieen carried
l"''*^p 'ola, Fla., July 16.
H. Ehrtnuerg body properly em
balmed. Ship in meta.lic case to Pensacola.
Draw for all expenses.
11. Pfeiffer & Cos.
Just os tho Twig is Bent tho Tree’s
From Harper*' Razor.
One winter evening, not many years ago,
at Dovlestown, Pa., three young lawyers
wore seated at a table in the law library
room playing cards. One of them had re
eoutly been admitted to practice law, and
during the evening he frequently used tho
expression, “It is me.” The incorrectness
of the phrase grated upon the ears of tho
other two lawyers, and nt last one said:
“Joseph, don’t you know that you are fre
quently saying, ‘lt is me,’ when you are
wall aware that you should say,’lt is If”
He replied, “Jacob, 1 know I should say.
‘lt is I.’ hut 1 say it incorrectly from habit.”
Jacob said, “I think I can aid you in say
ing it correctly, if you will only commit to
memory the rhyme, ‘lt is I, said the spider
to the flv.’”
“Well, that would nid me, I admit,” said
Joseph, “if I had not committed another
rhyme when a boy.”
Inquired Jacob, “Well, wlmt is that;’’
Joseph said, “It is me, said the spider to
the flea. ’ ”
Renews Her Youth.
M re. Pheebe Chesley, Peterson, Clay coun
ty, lowa, tells the following remarkable
story, the truth of which is vouched for by
tho residents of the town: “I am 7.3 years
old, have Iss-n troubled with kidney com
plaint and lameness for many voure*; could
not dri-ss myself without help. Now I uni
fn-o from nil pain and noremes, and able to
do till my o\\u housework. I owe my thanks
t<> Electric Bitters for having renewed my
youth auil removed completely all disease
Try a bottle, only 50c. and $l, at Lippmuii
Brow.’ ilmg store.
Something! About the Property That Is
Owned By the Empire State.
From the Atlanta (Lin.) Journal.
The State of Georgia is not as rich as
some folks, but she could buy out several
paupers for all that.
How many native Georgians, by the way,
have even the faintest idea of what belongs
in Georgia's pocket book?
Only a very faint idea can be given.
Part of her assests are worth nothing and,
no valuation has ever been placed upon the
greater part of the remainder.
She is the fortunate possessor of $ IS?,,000
worth of stock in the old Bank of the State
of Georgia; of $BO,OOO worth of that of the
Bank of Augusta, and of $ 1,000,1X10 worth
in the Atlantic and Gulf railroad; and all
this pretty property, amounting in the ag
gregate to an alleged million and a quarter
and more, would bring to-morrow in the
The value of the western and Atlantic
railroad, the State s greatest possession, has
never been estimated. Neither have the
public buildings in Milledgeville, consisting
of the old capitol, and executive mansion
and the State penitentiary; nor the present
capitol and the mansion now in use in At
The new capitol, with its site, will, when
completed, have cost $1,200,(XX).
Tho present capitol was bought during the
reign of the carpet-bag administration for
$BOB,OOO, and the Atlanta mansion for $lOO,-
000; but these figures are no index to the
present market value of cither.
The capitol, for instance, on account of
its supposed unsafe condition, would per
haps only lie considered to cumber tho land
on which it stands, if offered ut public out
The mansion was said to have cost its
builder $75,000; but recently the Capitol
City Club building, which is perhaps an
an equally expensive building and occupied
that portion of the same block nearest the
business centre of the town, sold for less
than half the money.
In 1859 Gov. Brown estimated the cost of
building the YV'estern and Atlantic road to
have been $4,441,532 15 anil said that was
too much to have paid for the road by
But $8,000,000 is the figure most com
monly fixed upon by the popular mind in
valuing the property, and that is doubtless
a low figure. The road would likuly be
cheap at $500,000 more, or about the amount
of the State debt.
So it would be next to impossible to reach
a safe approximate estimate of the great
bulk of the State’s wealth—her railroads
and her buildings.
She has, however, some possessions con
cerning the value of which no question ex
She owns bonds of the Marietta and North
Georgia railroad worth $66,233 63. 186
shares of stock in the Georgia Railroad and
Banking company, valued at $25,000 and
$lO,OOO worth in the Southern and Atlantic
Telegraph, endorsed by the Western Union;
or in all, $101,233.62 in stocks and bonds.
If the Dean bill becomes a law and the
Western and Atlantic railroad is sold and
tho proceeds applied to clearing away the
state debt. Georgia will still have, in addi
tion the snug little pile always laid away
behind the burglar-proof time lock in the
treasury, a $ 1,200,000 capitol; half a dozen
other large public buildings, value not esti
mated, and $101,233.62 worth of bonds and
stocks, to fall back on, to say nothing of an
annual income of about four millions.
A discussion of tho State’s property nat
urally brings up the possessions of her chil
dren, and here again is great difficulty in
furnishing accurate figures.
The taxable property in Georgia, exclu
sive of railroads, amounts to $306,507,578.
And including such railroads as are liable to
taxation, $22,981,627 more.
The State’s road, of course, is not subject,
neither is the roadbed and outfit of the
Georgia railroad; nor that of the Central,
nor the Kouthwestern, nor the Augusta and
Consequently these roads, like that of the
State, have never been valued, and their
worth can only lie guessed at.
Eight or ten millions each would proba
bly be no exorbitant estimate for the Cen
tral, the Southwestern and the Georgia.
The Augusta and Savannah is of course
much less valuable.
Perhaps the entire property of Georgia,
exclusive of that owned by the State, may
lie roughly estimated to be worth $357,-
Of the $306,507,578 of the taxable prop
erty in the State, Towns, the poorest of the
counties, furnishes only $329,480, and Ech
Richmond has $19,754,150, and is tho third
richest county in the State.
Chatham is the second richest county, and
Tho richest county by long odds is Fulton,
which last year had $32,081,740, or more
than a tenth of tho entire taxable property
of the State.
RUM AND THE PRESIDENCY.
A Large Proportion of Interesting
Americans Drink Too Much.
From a Letter by George Alfred Towntend.
Among tho men of the present day who
are aspirants for the Presidency, some do
not drink because they are afraid that a
little indulgence would carry them off their
feet, and others drink with perfect impu
nity, because they feel strong in well-regu
lated natures. John Sherman, for instance,
will take his glass of whisky if a friend pre
Blaine will not drink even a glass of cham
pagne, though his father before him de
voured a very nice fortune in hospitable
Mr. Conkling has a weak stomach, partly
inherited and partly the result of excessive
ninhition and gallivanting in his youthful
days. He therefore during his public life in
Washington never smoked a cigar except liy
putting it in his mouth unligiited and his
drink was generally weak tea. It is said
that Conkling has of late turned his affection
toward thoappollinaris water, of which com
pany he is the attorney.
Liquet- has hod its victims in other coun
t"ies than this. William Pitt who con
quered Napoleon, was destroyed in his curly
youth by the enormous potations of strong
nlu he drank, anil such a failure as ho made
financially would be noted in the United
States as till* greatest scandal of the age.
Says Harriet Martincau: He sank when the
calamity of Austria liecame known to him
and went to Bath in September. The water
produced a fit of gout, which was succeeded
Ly a debility of digestion.
Putting his hand on his stomach he said
to the Bishop of Lincoln: “I feel something
here that reminds me I shall never recover. 1 ’
A neighbor having sent a message to in
quire after Mr. Pitt's state found the wicket,
open at Rutney, and. nobody answering the
bell, he walked through the rooms till he
reached the bod on which the minister’s
body lay lifeless the sole tenant of the man
sion, of which tlie doors a few hours before
were darkened by crowds of suitors. The
House of Common* unanimously voted
£200,000 “for the payment, of Mr. Pitt's
debts.” When they came to pay Pitt's
debts, however, they found that they were
enormous. Mr. Pitt’s great opponent. Fox,
appears to have been nearly as reckless ns
There is no limit to tho amount of success
an intemperate apja-tite can consume. In
spite of the world’s experience on this heal,
a very large proportion of all the interest
ing men in the hind are hastening on by tho
same channel to the same general tomb.
Manv People Refuse to Take Cod
Liver Oil ou account of its unpleasant taste.
This difficulty has heen overcome in Scott’s
Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil with Hypophos
phites. It being as |xilntablc as milk, and
the most valuable remedy known for tho
treatment of consumption, scrofula mid
bronchitis, general del >ility, wasting diseases
of children, chronic loughs and colds, hus
caused physicians in all parts of the world
to uae it. Physicians rctsirt our little pu
Went* take it with pleasure. Try Scott's
Emulsion and bo convinced.
PATRICK—BLITCH.—Married, on the mom
ms of the 30th of July, at the residence of R. .1.
Sjwir, by the Rev. T. T. Christian, Capt. Pat
rick, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Miss Joe
Butch, of this city.
Fl: X ERA LIN VI TAT IO Xs"
PIERS.—The relatives, friends and acquaint
ance of Mr. and Mrs. William Piers are respect
fully invited t*> qtterqi the funeral of their only
son. \Vn.ui. from their residence, corner West
Broad and Alice streets, at 4:110 o'clock THIS
ONE ITE.YI ALONE!
Chicago, July 14,1887.
T P. Townsend , Savannah , (at.:
Dear Sir—Your favor of the 11th received,
and in accordance therewith we will ship you
the press at the earliest possible moment.
Yours truly, John 11. Vivian,
Western Manager Campbell Press Cos.
This press is listed at $3,350.
We are spending money and intend to have
YVE WILL LEAD IN FIRST-CLASS WORK.
Fine Printer and Binder, 80 and 8S I!ryar. street,
PRESERVING AND BRANDYING.
I am receiving very choice Preserving and
Brandying Peaches. Send me your orders.
DIVIDEND NO. 7.
Office Mitpai. Gas Light Cos.. 1
Savannah, Ga., July Kith, 1887. f
A quarterly dividend of one and one-half per
centum on the capital stock of this company
has this day been declared, payable at this office
on and after August loth, next, to stockholders
of record this day.
LEWIS C. LILLIE. Secretary.
1)1 Y IDEM).
Office Savannah Gaslight Company, I
Savannah, July 18th, 1887. f
A dividend of TWO AND A HALF PERCENT,
on the Capital Stock of this company has been
declared, payable on and after WEDNESDAY’,
the 30th iust., to stockholders as of record this
day. A. G. GUERARD, President.
NOTICE TO TAILORS.
CITY’ OF SAVANNAH, I
Office Clerk of Council, -
, July 12th, 1887. j
Bids will be received at the office of the Clerk
of Council until 12 o'clock m. MONDAY", 25th
inst., for furnishing 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. Bv order of the
COMMITTEE ON POLICE.
Frank E. Rebarku, Clerk of Council.
Dll. HENRY S COLDLNU,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
ILMKICS LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah, Ga.
3 BULL STREET,
Over tF. U. Telegraph Office,
SAY ANN AH. GA.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING IIOISE,
8 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
embracing Job and Book Printing, Lithograph
ing and Engraving, Book Binding and Account
Book Manufacturing, is the most complete in the
South. It is thoroughly equipped with the most
improved machinery and employs a large force
of competent workmen, and carries a full stock
PAPERS OF ALL DESCRIITIONS.
These facilities enables it to execute orders
for anything in the above lines at the shortest
notice and the lowest prices consistent with good
work. Corporations, merchants, business men
and others are requested to get estimates from
this establishment before sending their orders
Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29.
Close of the Season and last Regular Bill.
Three sin >ws in one, Tragedy, Comedy and
Farce. Pour Stars. Tile Fords
in a triple bill.
Mr. niOMAS McOABK as Ingoinar, Miss
CLARA LAKER, as Partlwnia.
Mr. LAWRENCE HAN’LEY as Virginias. To
conclude with the roaring farce
HIS LAST LEGFS.
Mr. Larry T> yle as O'Cullaghan, (the funniest
part ever written.)
Tickets 75e.. 50c, and 2V*. Reserved seat3 on
sale at Davis Bros, without extra charge.
Non:. Thursday Au#?. L Orand testimonial
tendered by the Fords and the citizens of Savan
nah to the popular favorite Mr. Han
AMATEURS vs. GUYTOIMS, of Guyton, Ga.,
Tuesduy Afternoon, .Inly JJd,
AT 4:80 O’CLOCK.
Admission 23c. Hoys 15c. I/idles free.
C )l* A IITN E KSIIII* NOT |( I NS.
r THF firm or PAXTON BROS., Plfij mile post.
I 8. K. * YV. H. R . Linerty county. On., is
this dnv dissolved by mutual consent. Vlr. p. B.
PA YT< )X having Is night out the entire interest
of Mil .1. M. l’A\Pi *N, the business will be eon
ducted In his own mime, and lie assumes all h i
bilities and will collect all assets due thr late
Arm J. M. PAXTON,
July 22. 1887. D. B. PAXT< >N.
Wm. P. Bailey & Cos.,
Keep CONSTANTLY' on HAND, In large
quantities ut their yard on the SPRING
PI! LI * PI.A STATION, and will deliver the same
jii aii.i part of the city upou the shortest notice.
Well Brick, Pressed Brick, Hard Brown B'ick,
Gray Brick, Soft Brown Brick.
Offut Corner Bull and Broughton. at S! |
MON GAZAN'S CIGAR STORE, where all or- I
dern will receive prompt attention
Meriwether County, Ga.
WILL BE OPEN JUNE Ist., with first, claa,
▼ ▼ accommodations at reasonable rates.
Warm Springs are on the north side of Pin*
Mountains, 1,500 feet above sea level and sue
rounded by beautiful and romantic scenery.
The cliuiute is delightfully cool and dry. Nc
mosquitoes, dust or mud.
Tho Spring one of Nature's wonders, flowi
1,400 gallons or* water (00 degrees temperature
per minute, uffording the
in America. The baths are six large pools too
feet square, two to five deep with CLEkft.
FRESH, WARM WATER unlimited.
This water is a sure cure for Dyspepsia an!
most cases of Rheumatism, Skin and Kidnel
Diseases. There is also here a fine ChalybeatJ
Amusements of all kinds provided. Gomj
Livery Stable, Bar and Billiard Saloon, Fin
Band of Music for Ball room and Lawn.
The Georgia Midland and Gulf Railroad, now
running two daily trains from Columbus tu
Warm Springs, will, on the 15th of June, 1r
completed to Griffin, connecting there with thi
Central Railroad for all points North and East
Two daily mails and Telegraph. For furthei
CHARLES L. DAVIS, Proprietor.
The Niagara of (ho Soutl
TALLULAH, FALLS, GA.,
ON the Piedmont Air Line, in the Bine Ridgy
Mountains, 3,000 feet above sea level.
Open from June to November. For full pai
F. H. £ F. B. SCOFIELD, Proprietors.
Late of Hotel Kaatu.skill, Catskill
N. Y., and Iceland Hotel, Chicago.
INDIAN SPIfIING, GA.
\\r A. ELDER, Proprietor. Season of IRS 7.
‘I . Our bedrooms are large and airy ami
have been much improved by repainting them
and placing blinds on the windows. The table is
first-class; service prompt and polite; climate
good; no mosquitoes or sandtlies; good band •>(
music through the season. Tin* water is un
equaled in America, and we refer with couth
dence to anyone who has )gveil it a trial. Far
analysis, terms, etc., address ED. A. ELDEIi,
LONG BRANCH, XT
United States Hotel,
A Select Family and Transient Hotel.
OPENS JUNE 25, 1887.
LAI Tv T> t'vL V .V N CL H2/V F\
THE WATAUGA HOTEL, Blowing Rook. N\
I C. In the mountains of North Carolina.
4,(MX) feet above the sea. Easily accessible. Midi*
cal graduate on the premises. Terms the low
est in North Carolina. Opened June Ist for the
season. For information address WATAUGA
H< >TELCO., Blowing Rock, N. <’.
Mountain lake, gilks county, va!
Elevation 4,000 feet. Pure, cool air and
water. No hay fever or mosquitoes. Gran!
scenery. Unequaled attractions. Rates i**r
month S4O to SSO. Write for pamphlet. Ad
r |MIOUSAND ISLANDS. Westminster Hotel,
I Westminster Park. Alexandria Bay, N. Y.—
“Unquestionably the ‘finest location in the
Thousand Islands."— Hcirper'B Magazine , S*:pt. t
imsj. Send for descriptive pamphlet. 11. F.
IntcrnationaFsteainship Cos. Line
Boston, Portland, East
port and St. John, N. 8.,
With Connections to all Parts
PORTLAND DAY LINE.
Steamers leave Commercial Wharf, Boston
8:80 a. m . every Monday. Wednesday and Fra
dav for Portland, making the trip in 7 hours,
affording excellent coast scenery.
EASTPORT ANI) ST. JOHN LINE.
Steanieir. leave Boston 8:30 a. M .and Portland
5 p. m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
for East port and St. John.
ST. JOHN DIRECT LINE.
A steamer will leave Boston every Thursflay
at 8 am. for St. John direct.
A steamer will leave B< >ston every Monday and
Thursday at 8 a. m. for Annapolis, N. S., coi>
necting for Yarmouth, Digby, Halifax, etc.
J. B. COYLE, Jr., E. A. WALDRc >N,
Manager. Portland, Me. Gen. Pass. Agv
Excursion to Warsaw.
SUNDAY, JULY 24th
OTEAMER POPE (WTrJN will leave whan
O foot of Abercorn street at 9 o’clock a. m.
Cars will leave Coast Line Junction at 9:30 and
10:30 a. M., connecting at Thunderbolt with
Fare Either Way, Round Trip, 50c.
MUSIC ON BOAT AND IN PAVILION
Charleston and Savannah Ry.
Reduction in Rates
r |UUS company has now on sale tickets
I at fl sto New York via Atlantic Coa*t
Line and the magnificent steamships °f
the Old Dominion S. S. Company, s.uliug from
Norfolk, Va., every Monday. Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and Saturday, arriving at Ne'V
5 ork on following evenings. Meals and state
room on steamships ii •ludcd.
Passengers should take train 78 leaving Savan
nah at 8:33 p. m. on days previous to those men
-11 >ned ab< e.
This route affords a delightful sea trip, avoid
ing Cape Hattsrae.
Pullman accommodations and Elegant state
rooms seemed on application to win. Bren,
et, i ’!• .i B. (Hh oros, T 1
l>eiot. E. P. MoBWINEY,
Gen. Pans Agent.
NEW HOTEL TOON£
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla
WINTER AND SUMMER.
r pHK Mf)ST central House in the city. Near
1 Bout < Mfice, Street Cant and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella
liatlis, Etc. $2 80 to $3 per day.
JOHN y TOGNL Proprietor.
DUB'S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r pHIS POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in tn#
city) and baa oeen rfinodeicnl and nevlyf ,ir *
nis tied. The proprlct <>r. who by ns'ent
is also tho owner of the establishment,
neither i>ai ns nor expanse in the ont^rtalnV' , fJ*
of his guests. The patronage of Florida 'Mit
ors is earnestly Invited. The table of
S-roven House is supplied with
tltat the markets at home or abroad can iiuorA
SAVANNAH, - - OA.
p EO. I). HODGES, Proprietor. Foriuarlv
\ I Um* Metropolitan Hotel. New York, and tM
Grand Union, Hamtoga Springs. IxxtioiJ ess
trad. All parts of the city and plnoee of ojw
ent occesalule by street cars constantly
the doom. Special irduceirents to thois vwv
the city fai ousmeas or ylt^snv,