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THE INSURANCE BIEL, SUBSTITUTE
PASSES THE SENATE.
The Attorney General Declares That
it is Constitutional Financial Meas
ures the Special Order in the House
Capt. Gordon Explains the Object of
A tt. A N'T A, Ga., Aug. B.—' The Senate to
day finished consideration of the bill to reg
ulate the business of insurance and passed
the substitute offered by the Finance Com
mittee, with only one vote against, it. Tin'
chief objection raised was whether under
tii. i constitution the Comptroller, who is
made an insurance commissioner by the bill,
can receive the extra compensation pro
vided, one-fifth of the fees; this will not ox
coal S9OO. The opinion of the Attorney
General was: quota! in favor of tho consti
tutionality of the bill.
Tlie following bills wore passed.
To amend an act creating a board of
commissioners of roads and revenues for
To allow the proper authorities of the
county of Oconee in conjunction with the
proper authorities of the county of Clarice,
to build bridges over dividing water
In the llou3o.
In the House to-da y the special order was
1. A bill to bo entitled an art to create
u sinking fuuu to pay off and retire the
bonds of the State as they mature, by au
thorizing the 1 -vy nrd collection of a tax
therefor, and for other purposes.
o. A bill to be entitled an a't to authorize
the Governor of this Fiat*' to issue bon is of
the' State to an anr lint not to exceed sl,'.Kin,
OK), ami negotiate tin - sam" for the purpose
of raising nufticy with which to payoff an
amount *>f the public debt which falls due
Jan. 1. I*B9, not other wis" provided for and
for other purposes connected therewith.
The above arc titles *.f the substitutes re
ported by the Finance Committee for the
bills referred to them and already outlined
in the News.
CAPT. GORDON' EXPLAINS.
Mr. Gordon, Chairman of the Finance
Committee, explained the object of the sub
stitutes resorted, one of which was to carry
out the requirements of the constitution in
regard to the raising by taxation of SIOO,OOO
annually as a sinking fund. The commit
tee had determined to report two bills instead
of one, one of which provided only for a
sinking fund, anti the other for funding bv
the issuing of now bonds. Mr. Gordon also
explained the advantages of the sinking
fund in appreciating the credit of the State,
us, shown by the negotiation of fornior
bonds, resulting in a reduction of the rate
of interest from 7 and 8 to 41$ per cent.
Mr. Clay, of Cobb, said lx>th bills were
the unanimous report of the Finance Com
mittee. He stated the sums nod times at
which the bonds proposed to be paid would
fall due. The committee were unanimously
of the opinion that it was the duty of the
Legislature to raise S;'K),O9O as a sirdar.::
fund by taxation until toe entire bonded
debt is' paid.
The House went into committee of tho
whole and reported bills back favorably,
and they were passe 1 without objection.
THE LUNATIC ASYLUM.
Mr. Kenan, of Baldwin, offered a resolu
tion reciting that whereas, there are iu the
lunatic asylum patients well enough to Ikj
discharged, but who have been detained
because of the forms of tho commitment,
and whereas, there are complaints of a de
ficiency of goa l water at tho asylum, there
fore resolved, that a committee Ik- appoint
ed to visit tho asylum and report upon
those and other matters. The resolution
was adopted and the Speaker appointed tho
committee as follows: Messrs. ICenan, Fel
ton of Bartow, Brown of Cherokee, lit m
uhreys of Brooks, and Arnheiin of Dougu
The following bills passed:
For the relief of the Mutual Reserve Fund
Life Association of New York.
Changing the time of bolding Superior
Courts in Quitman and Clay counties.
MORE NEW BILLS.
The following now bills were introduced:
To change the time of holding the Su)x-rior
Court in Jasper county.
To incorporate the town of Cornelia in
To incorporate the Progress Loan and
Improvement ami Manufacturing Com
pany, of Bibb county.
The Committee on Labor reported favor
ably tho bill to establish a bureau of labor
and industrial statistics.
The Committee on Agriculture reported
adversely the bill to elect the Commissioner
of Agriculture by popular vote.
BALDWIN IN THE FLOOD
The Water Higher Than It Has Ever
Milledobville, Ga., Aug. 15.— A year
ago last month wo had the highest water
known here since the great “Harrison
freshet,” and now tho water is several feet
higher than then uiul stiU rising, and tho
rain is still falling. Travel is much inter
fered with from washout* on both rail and
■wagon roads, and very much damage done
to crops, all the lowland crops being entirely
ruined. It is estimated that not less tliau
50,000 bushels of com und no
telling how much cotton have
been destroyed in this county
alone. Th-> lots uud damage is simply ap
palling. Numbers of sea gulls are seen
Levering over the vast expanse of waters,
from which we infer this freshet extends
dear to |t he seacoast It is an odd sight to
see the water half wav up to tho top of
growing trees, whole fields of corn suddenly
converted into lakes, with only, near tho
edges, the tassels alone showing above tho
water, and to sie ynnoes taking passengers
through the covered bridges.
The corn thus destroyed was unusually
fine, promising u good yield three .lays
ago. Many of tuo smaller bridges
and fences arc entirely swept away, und the
wugon uud railroud bridges across the larger
creeks and the Oconee at MiUedgevilio uro
in imminent danger of going down now at
any moment. We Lave as yet heard
of no loss of life, but damage and
destruction of property is terrible. Both
the wagon and Georgia railroad lirutges
across tile Oconee are reported gone down
in the lust hour, and water still rising. It
is several feet drep in the covered bridge
over Fishing crook, and that bridge is ex
pected to go every minute. The water in
tho river and creek can be seen for a dis
tance of tive miles from the bills of Scotts
Still High at Augusta.
Avgusta, Ga., Aug. 3,—At 11 o’clock to
night the river is 32 feet, 10 inches, u ithin i
foot 9 inches of the highest point reached on
Hunday. It is nearly stationary, and it Is
expected that it will begin falling in an
hour. Many iiortions of the city nro
flooded, but no danger is apprehended.
A Brldgo Destroyed.
Toccoa, Ga.. Aug. B.—A washout on the
Fiber ton Air Line railroad caused the delay
of the train coming to this place six hours.
Tin- bridge across Log creek on the Hurt
well railroad liar been destroyed, and with
it the telegraph wire fastened to it. The
rain has done considerable damugu to the
Evidences of a Wreck.
Bobov. Ga., Aug. 3.- A wreck has gone
to pieces sommvln-re off Sapelo island
within the past week. There ha been
washed upon tho bunch at tliat jxiint, the
upper and lower decks of a vessel, her tlgure
botid and a number of other pieces. Appar
eutly the WIWO* ■ of r*xcut date, as it
has no grass u;xjn it, but looks clean and
fresh. There wa; no muno or other evi
dence of the ideutity of the vessel.
GEORGIA’S LEGAL LIGHTS.
Proceedings of t.bo Bar Association at
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 3.—The Georgia
Bar Association met at 10 o’clock this morn
ing in tho Superior Court room. The at
tendance was fairly good but not as large
as was expected. Quite a number of new
members were admitted. Hon. Clifford
Anderson delivered the President's annual
address on “The Profession.” An interest
ing paper was read by John W. Akin, of
Cartersvillo, on “The Circuit Judges.”
Capt. Mercer, of Savannah, Chairman of
the Committee on Legal Education, submit
ted a strong report recommending tho
passage of a law requiring tho appointment
of a board of live examiners in each judicial
circuit to examine applicants, and that the
examination be in writing. This was
adopted and tho committee, with a special
committee of five added from
the local bar, was instructed
to confer with the Judiciary Committee
of the legislature and have the bill passed.
The election of oflioors this afternoon re
sulted as follows: W. B. Hill, of Macon,
President; J. H. Lumpkin, of Atlanta, Hec
rctai'p: Humuel Barnett,, Treasurer. Messrs.
Mercer, Meldrim and dußiguon or*' in at
tendance to-night Judge Thomas M.
Cooley, of Michigan, delivered tho annual
uddress on “The Uncertainty of the
Law.” The court room was
crowded, many ladies being present, ami
the spealoir held lus audience closely atten
tive for more than nil hour. Tin' speaker
denied the uncertainty of the law, support
ing und illustrating his position by refeinueo
to Federal and State, civil, criminal and
commercial law, wills, etc. lie concluded
with a high tribute to Georgia jurispru
dence, and a long list of distinguish***! men
who had labored to build tiji the system.
The Penitentiary Investigating Commit
tee lined Capt. W. I). Grant, one of the
origiual lessees this afternoon. He owned
three-fourths of No. 3 camp, which lie had
sold for $50,000. He did not knot, whether
Gov. McDaniel approved the sal**.
He is still held in his bond,
but took an indemnifying bond from the
parties to whom he sold, which he produced,
out it was not taken by tho committee. lie
expressed a strong opinion against reforma
tory prisons, and lx lievK-d that little good
would come out of them.
COLUMBUS’ CITY COUNCIL.
Railroad Stock Exchanged-Motive
Power for Street Cars.
Columbus, Ga., Aug. 3. —At the regular
mooting of the City Council to-night tho
committee to which was intrusted tho dis
position of 1,000 shares of the city’s stock in
tho Mobile and Girard railroud reported
that they had exchanged the stock for 000
shares in the Georgia Midland road.
The Clerk of too Council was
directed to inform (Jen. Alexander, who
made application to buy tho city’s stock in
the Mobile and Girard road, that the city
did not jlesire to sell the balance of the
stock held *iy the city
The Council has decided to allow the
street ear company to use engines or dum
mies for motive power, but not electricity.
The Council decided also to have the city
laws codified, and employed Ilatclier &
Peabody for *750 to do the work.
Pensacola Vessels Lost.
Pensacola, Fi,a., Aug. 3. — Reports
from Choctowhatebie Bay stQtotbat anum
liev of small vessels that plied between va
rious ports on tb*' river and this city were
lost in the bay during the gale of last week.
Among the number is the schooner Aman
da. Mho attempted to ride the storm at an
chor in the bay. Th*> anchor cable pulled
out her sttsm and caused her to founder.
Capt. William McCoy and Lewis McCaskell,
who were on the vessel, were Ixtth drowned.
Four Cases and a Death.
Key West, Fla., Aug 3.—Four now
eases of yellow fever have been reported by
tho Board of Health since yesterday, and
one death—an infant son of Mrs. Cook.
Saratoga, Aug. 3.— This was extra day.
The events were as follows:
First Rack —Selling race for two-year olds;
three-quarters of a mile Bopeen wan, with
linouatus second and Balance third. Time
Second Race—For maidens, three years eld
and upwards; one mile. Columbine won. with
Cold Stream second and Cassatt third. Time
Third Race— Sweepstakes for all ages; one
and one half miles. Lottery won, with Delnorte
second and Gallatin third. Time 8:4514-
Fourth Race- Three quarters of 'a mite.
Strathspey won, with Doubt second and Chicka
hominy third. Time 1:18.
Fiftii Hack—MUe and a furlong Wanderer
won, with Sniqite second and Watcbom third.
Scopes of the Chess Players.
Berlin, /Vug. 3. —’The final score in the
International Chess Congress at Frankfort
is as follows: McKenzie, 15 games; Bluck
huru, 18k[: Weiss. 13b.; Darclelehen. 13; Tor
rush, 12; Berger, 12;Eugltscb. U}q; Paulsen,
11; Scliuliopp, 11; Schillers, 10; Alupin, 9b,;
Burn, t))k; Nor, 9; Qunsberg, BVc; Zuker
tort, B>q; Motor, B’^; Gotttclialf. 8; Von
Aclieve, 8; Taubenhaus, 6; Wratz, C, and
The Term Too Short.
Chicago, Aug. 3.—“ Chet” Smith, a
dramatic agent whh was charged with send
ing girls to disreputable concert, halls at
Hurley and other towns in the Wisconsin
pineries under the pretense of getting re
spectable positions in country theatres, was
to-day sentenced to one year in the peniton
tiary. His motion for anew trial was over
Charleston, 8. C., Aug. 3.--The inter
state encampment nml exposition is in full
swing, despite the rains. A bout 300 soldiers
are under canvas. Addresses on agrieul
tural topics, concerts, military drills, ami a
grand ball are features of the week’s pro
gramme. The hospitality of tho people is
Chlcago’e A narohlsts Can’t be Bailed.
CniCAOO, Aug. 3. —A Peoria special says
thut Justice Crawford, of the Supreme
Court, in private conversation s-iid that the
Supreme Court would notgrant bail to the
A Worm That Eats Up Steel Ralls.
I'Y'im the C lot/ne (lasettc.
The existence bus just been discovered of
u detestable microbe which foi-ds upon iron
with as much gluttony as the phylloxera
upon the vine. Some time ago the greatest
consternation existed among the engineers'
employed on the railway at Ilagvn by the
ucrtdents occurring always at the same
place, proving that, some terrible defect
must exist either in tbe material or
the construction of tbe rails. Tim
German government direct'd an inquiry
to lie niailo and u commission of surveil
lance to lie formed for the purpose of
maintaining constant watch at the spot
where the accidents—one of them attended
with loss of life— had occurred. It was not,
however, until after six mouths had elapsed
tliat the surface of the rails nppenrt'd to lie
corroded, as if by acid, to the extent of 1(H)
yards. The rail was taken up nml broken,
and it was perceived that it was literally
hollowed out by a thin gray worm, by which
the qualification of “rtiiloveious" was a
signed, and by which name it is to lie classed
in natural history. The worm is (aid to D'
two centimeters In length, and of the
size of the prong of a silver fork in circum
ference. It is of a light gray color, and on
the head carries two little glands lillid with
a"corraalw secretion, which is p;e*-tod every
ten minutes upon the iron. This liquid ren
ders the iron soft mid spongy nml of the
rolor ot rust, ami it is the** speedily de
voured by tbe insect. “There is no exag
geration,” says the official iv|M>rt of tbe
qpriimission, “in the amerton that, this crea
ture, for the size, is *nc of the in* * t vora
cious kind, for itluv* devourei thirty-six.
kilogrammes of rail iu a fortnigut,”
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1887.
FLORIDA ON THE WIRE.
GOV. PERRY APPOINTS THE RAIL
Messrs. McWhorter, Vann and Hines
tho Gentlemen Selected -News of a
Wreck at Jupiter Inlet Received at
Jacksonville—Meeting of tbs Immi
gration Convention Chapters of
Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 3.— ■Gov.
Perry lias appointed os Railroad Commis
sioners for Florida ex-Cfiief Justice George
G. McWhorter, of Milton: ex-Cireuit -fudge
K. J. Vann, of Madison, and William Hines,
ex-member of the Legislature from Sumter
county. Tir-se are excellent selections, and
will give entire satisfaction.
The following supervisors of registration
have been appointed by the Governor:
Alachua county, S. E. Sadler; lirevard
county, S. F. Gray; Clay county, John E.
Glenn; Lake county, J. C. Levy; Madison
county, J. T. Livingston; Manatee county,
T. M. Ilarlio; Pasco county, George H.
Staley; Polk county, T. A. Law; Santa
Rosa county, G. W. Hamilton.
A SKETCH OF SIR. VANN.
Madison, Fla., Aug. 3. —Enoch Jasper
Vann, second member of the Railroad Com
mission, was I Kirn in Thomas comity, Ga.,
Sept, ft, 1833, being now in his 55th year.
In 1841 ills father moved to Madison county,
where the subject of this sketch has resid'd
ever since. At the age of 1H ho entered the
University of North Carolina, nt Chapel
Hill. He graduated with honor in 18.54.
Returning to this county he studied law
and taught, school for two years, after which
time lie was admitted to tho bar Sept. 1(1,
1858. He was married to Miss Margaret
Livingston, daughter of tho late Daniel G.
Livingston, of this town. His law
practice was largo and remunerative.
Mr. Vann, being n great admirer of Henry
Clay and the principles of his party, was a
Whig, and went into politics heart and
soul. In 1800 he ran for the Legislature on
the Bell and Everett ticket, but was de
ieated by Dennett H. Mays, the Democratic
candidate. In 1801 he was elected to the
Lower House of the Legislature. In 1882
he was promoted to the State Smote, de
feating Col. Beniamin F. Wardlaw. He
was elected President of that body and
served two years, but refused a re-election,
lie was appointed Sequestration Receiver
in 1801, succeeding Col. Barton C. Hope. He
resigned t hat office under the Confederate
States while he was a candidate
for the Senate, which latter position he held
until the close of the wiu\ He made it a
rule during tho war not to save anything
but a bare support. The surplus he gave
to the families uf the brave boys and men
who went to tho front, ami assisting the
sick and wounded. After the war martial
law being declared he closed his law office,
refusing to practice while his town was
under a provost guard of negro troops. He
taught school until martial law was re
moved and then returned to his practice.
In the days of Radical misrule ho
worked night and day iu the cause
of the Democracy and reform, neglecting
his businijß. He entered the work of reform
with his whole heart, and with tongue and
IH-ii he fought against the Radical jwu'tv and
its unprincipled minions und was large
ly lnstnunental in the glorious Democratic
success of 187(1. In 1877 Gov. Drew ap
pointed Him State's Attorney for tho Third
Judicial circuit. Here ho allowed himself
an earnest advocate and an indefatigable
worker in the troublesome field of the law
In 1878 hi' ran for the Senate and
*was defeated by Detjuis Eagan.
In 1879 be was appointed by Gov. Drew
Judge of the Third Judicial circuit, and has
helq that position acceptably to the people
until June 4 last. ll*' was an nblo jurist
and upright Judge, whose integrity was
never impeached. He presided with ur
bunit.y and made himself a great favorite
with the people. From his past record the
State of Florida can but expect distin
guished service from him in bis position as
Commissioner. His appointment is con
sidered a good one and is enthusiastically
received by this section of the State.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 3.—Moses
Thomas, the negro who was arrested yester
day for arson in burning several houses in
Boh Hull settlement, two mill's from this
city, had a preliminary hearing this morn
ing, but owing to the absence of witnesses
the trial was postponed arid Thomas was
bound over in $1 ,(KX) bail.
Capt. T. S. Ells, underwriter agent here,
received information to-day that tho
steamship Lorenzo D. Baker, from New
York to Mobile, went ashore on Jupiter
Inlet on July 24 and threw over u good part
of her cargo, which was oil, before she was
floated. Capt. Ells leaves to-morrow to
look after the cargo and bring it to Jack
Tho Immigration Convention convened
this morning at 11 o'clock and aft or some
delay Hon. K. TV. Davis of i’aiatka, was
chosen Chairman, and J. D. Farlle of Jack
sonville, Secretary. Delegates were present
from all the counties except Baker, Cal
houn, Columbia, Dade, Franklin, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Liberty, Madison. Manatee, Mon
roe, Nassau, Taylor, Waukulla, Washing
ton, Santa Rosa, Loo, DeSoto and Citrus.
The convention then elected the following
Vice Presidents: J. M. Barco of Levy. R.
L. Fisher of Clay, Robert Bullock of Ma
rion, J. W. Ashby of Alachua, J F. Rich
mond of Lake, J. J. Daniel and J. Q. Bur
bridge of Duval, A. Bultzoll of Juekson,
and J. A, McDouuld of Osceola. The bil
lowing gentlemen were made a committee:
C. C. Demis of ( *.av county, Mnhton H.
Gore of Orlando, Robert Bullock of
Ocala, J. M. Bryan of Kissimmee,
H. C. Sharon of Quincy, F. B. Genovnr of
St. Augustine, J. J. Daniel of Duval. S. S.
Gaulden of Titusville, J. W. Ashby of
Gainesville, M. Griffin of Paiatka, lV L.
McKinnon of Jacks >n and W. 11. Sea bring
of Lovy. Nothing of importance further
wo* done, but to-morrow some definite
action will lx* taken to secure immigration
to Florida. All the delegates are represent
ative men, and great and lxmellcial results
are expected from the convention.
The committee appointed to map out the
business of the Immigration Convention
will make a rejiort to-morrow morning, in
which it will recommend tho organization
of a State immigration society with u capi
tal of not less than $25,000 or more than
§500,(too. This will probably be iuio]>te<l by
Col. W. L. Forbes was to-day appointed
Secretary of the Sub-Tropical Exposition,
with a salary of $3,000 yearly.
The remains of a negro baby 7 months
old were found in the woods to-day and
buriid without u Corouer’s inquest.
Robert Ferguson (white) was arrested to
dny for attempting to shoot James Jackson.
Fortunately the bullet missal. Ferguson
was titiixl $25 for the act by Mayor Bowden,
Otto Si mhofa!., a German farm hand, was
cut by a negro rough near Philadelphia during
the early part of tho month. While convalesc
ing in t be hospital ho found In looking over some
oLI German newspaper* an advertisement ask
ing ter his u hereabouts (he advertisers beluga
luw firm in Stuttgart, German'. Fpou appLing
by letter to the German Consul iu Sew York It
wa* found that Schrvful had fallen In'lr to some
101. oil marks left him by his mother If lie hml
uot got into trouble uud been wounded he might
never have learned of his good fortune.
Scarlet Fever and Diptherla
are spread by contagion, by the transfer of
living matter. Those particles come from
the skin, the membranous lining of the
mouth, nose and throat, and from tho in
testines and urinary organs. Disinfect
promptly uud thoroughly with Darby’s
Prophylactic Fluid, the great germ de
Prof. H. T Lupton, of the Vanderbilt
University, Term., savs: “Asa <lisinfts-t
--: unt uud detergent Durt*y’s Prophylactic
: Fltii*l is sUf*erior to any piv|iurutlou with
! wlueli T nm nemi'tintod.”
HIS CHILD BRIDE SLAIN.
Joseph Schlemmer’s Cold-Blooded,
Regarding Joreph Schlemmor’s murder of
his wife in Jersey City, an account of which
the Morning News lias published, the New
York Iferalti says:
A child wife was shot down in the streets
of Jersey City yesterday afternoon in the
presence of her mother and grandmother.
The assassin, a worthless husband, had
made careful preparations for the crime.
When arrested, after an unsuccessful break
for liberty, he was calm and unconcerned,
manifesting no evidence of the deep love be
claimed to have for the murdered girl.
Tho victim of the cold, premeditated
crime was Minnie Sehlemmer, a delicate
child of 10 years. She met Joseph Schleui
mer at a social gathering eighteen months
ago, and he became a regular visitor at her
home. He was 20 years old, and at
first Mrs. Mann, the mother of tho girl, en
couraged him, but she soon discovered that
lie was dissipated. Having had a bitter ex
perience with her own husband, a hard
drinking barber, she endeavored to persuade
her daughter to bestow tier affection on some
moro worthy man. Beblemmer and the
girl's fath**r wore boon companions, ami in
spite of the mother’s protest tho young
ptxiple wore married with the approval of
A premarital CONTRACT.
Mrs. Mann insisted prior to tho wedding,
which was jieiformed by the Rev. Father
Waldo, of St. Boniface’s Roman Catholic
church, Jersey City. Jan. 11, that the young
couple should not live together until the
bride hail attained her 18th year. This
Sctalommer agreed to, but immediately af
ter the wedding ho insisted upon enjoying
the society of his wife. Mrs. Mann was
forced to yield to preserve peace and har
mony in her unhappy home. It was decided
to jointly keep house and divide the ex
|x*nse. Apartments were rented on Bay
It was a bail copartnership. Mann and
Sehlemmer used the small wages they earned
in buying beer. There was no money to
pay the grocer and butcher, and when rent
day urrived lioth men were penniless. Tile
landlord ejected ixith families. Weary of
the life they had been leading Mrs. Mann
and her daughter decided to leave their
drunken husbands, and accepted an invita
tion from Mr. Bohn, the mother of Mrs.
Mann, to make their home with her in a
comfortable fiat at No. 544 Jersey avenue.
Sehlemmer, wuo is a shoemaker, procured
a situation anil tried to persuade his wife to
live with. him. tShe had awakened to a re
alization of her black future with a sot for
her husband and refused to return to him.
He did not retain his employment long. For
a week past ho lias steadily watched near
the home of his girl wife. Whenever she
appeared he renewed his pleading with her
to desert her home to abide with him. She
She met him at noon yesterday, and
although she tried to avoid him he was
quickly at her side and once more impor
tuned her to meet him again. When she
returned home she informed her mother of
the meeting, an* 1 was advised to have noth
ing more to do with him.
After luncheon Minnie, her mother and
grandmother started out to do some shop
nng. They turned into First street, hoping
to avoid Sehlemmer, who they supposed was
loitering about the corner of Jersey and
Newark avenues, a block beyond. They
erred. They turned directly iu his path.
He was standing in front of Lavin’s sa
loon, at Erie and First streets. They did
not observe him until they were near Erie
street, too late o retrace their steps. He
advanced to meet them and accosted his
wife. Six: bade him go, saying, “I want
you to let mo alone.” She hurried across
the street and he followed her, dodging a
horse car. The car separated the young
couple from Mrs. Munn anil her mother.
Her mother impatiently waited for the car
to pass to rejoin her daughter, and drive
from her side the detested son-in-law.
Only a second elapsed, but it was enough
for the assassin to consummate his murder
ous work. As his wife cleared the car tracks
he clasped his left nrni about ho waist, and
drawing her closely to him held her firmly.
In an instant lie pulled out his pistol and
pressed tbe muzzle of the weapon against
her left breast, close to the heart. Then he
pulled the trigger and the fatal bullet sped
upon its awful mission.
The car had just passed as the shot was
fired and the murdered girl's mother and
grandmother saw her reel and fall into the
arms of a pedestrian. She expired ten
minutes after receiving tho mortal wound.
TRYING TO ESCAPE.
The murderer darter! away as soon as be
fired, carrying the smoking pistol iu his
hand. He ran into Bavin’s saloon, possibly
intending to escape bvthe side door. Officer
Logan, who was riding on the car, wit
nessed tho shooting and overtook Sehlemmer
in the barroom. Tho murderer collided
with a screen and dropped the pistol.
Officer Cooper, who arrived a moment
after tho tragedy, had the liody of the mur
dered girl removed to her grandmother's
home alter I)r. Rue hud declared that life
The prisoner was self-possesSed and made
no show of resistance on the way to the
police station. He said: “I expect the rope
lor this.” Sehlemmer is a short, thin, dark
complexioned man. He weighs scarcely 100
pounds. His eyes are black and restless.
When questioned by Chief of Police Mur
phy he said: “Last Wednesday I had uu ap
pointment to meet my wife and go to New
York to live. She refused, saying that her
mqther did not want her to go. 1 bought
the pistol in Nelson’s pawnshop some time
ago. 1 don’t know how long ago. I load*si
it to-dny with ammunition 1 Haight, at a
store ou Newark avenue. I loaded it in
Birds.'Ul’s club room in Newark avenue l>o
cause 1 did not want to live any longer.
1 taw my wife on tho corner of Jersey ave
nue and Newark avenue to-day and tried to
s|ieali to lior, but she seemed afraid of her
mother and didu’t speak to me. I followed
my wife and her mother down tho street,
and when they got to Erie und First streets
I again went up to speak to her and her
mother pushed me away. I then shot my
wife Us'a use her mother made my life mis
“that's wiiat run the work.”
Tho Chief, taking the revolver from his
desk, asked, “Is that the pistol?”
“That's what <lid the work,” was the calm
“You know that you wife is dead?"
“I wish 1 were dead, too,” the murderer
He was arraigned before Justice Stilsing
and showed no concern.
When asked whether he had anything to
say. he replied:
“I don't want to say anything now.”
He was remanded.
County Physician Converse, who made a
supertieiui examination of the wound, found
the bullet had entensl just close to and
above the heart, anil hail probably sovered
one of the arteries, death resulting from in
tried to kill himself.
Wife murderer Joseph Schlemmer at
tempted suicide at 12:30 o’clock this morn
ing in a detention room at police head
quarters, Jersey City.
lie extinguished a lamp, and after break
ing the shade tried to sever the arteries of
his let! wrist with the jagged edge.
Sergt. Cox discovered him bleeding
profusely. City Physician Cray sowed up
Schlemmer begged piteously for death.
“I don’t deserve to live." he cried. “Let
me alone and I’ll save you a nasty job.”
lie was closely watched the rest of the
night to prevent another attempt.
The Cnlted States Hotel at Boston is one of
tile first of th“ Large Hotel* to aboUsb the Fis'
System, and they nuhlisii the fact to all Quests
Our readers whogn bust w'll do well to send for
their Historieal nteteoes of Boston. Enclose a
l‘V. stump for (lost an
Anew llim of (florin Umbrollas at Del
singer's. 21 Whiukei live*.
THE PRINCE FINDS GOTHAM HOT.
A Visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and a
Purchase of American Hat3.
From the New York Tribune.
Prince Devnwongso of Siam thinks that
this country is certainly ahead of his in one
rpspeet—its humid, hot weather. In his
half-brother’s kingdom they have pretty
high temperatures, but the combination is a
comparative novelty. Between the wenthor
and the fatigues of the voyage, he was so
exhausted that be rested nearly all yes
terday forenoon, after n late break
fast. ” He did a little writing, but
for the most part looked out from
the Fifth Avenue Hotel windows on busy
Broadway, and saw the passing crowds talc
ing an interested and puzzled look at the
blood-red flag, with the fuuny white
elephant,, which waved from the roof. The
members of his large party were all allowed
to do as they pleased, and they mostly fol
lowed their royal master’s example. Some
of the valets engaged themselves in repack
ing and arranging the baggage, which was
much shaken up and knocked about on the
stormy trip across.
The four littlo princes are, after their
uncle, the most interesting of the party.
They nro certainly nearer the throne than
he; and one of them may hold the destinies
of Siam in his keeping before many years.
The two oldest are the Princes Kioya and
Knhi, who are li! years old. They aro well
grown, chubby-faced, intelligent boys.
Their younger brothers, Pravit and Chira,
are smart youngsters; and tho four have
one English and two Biainose tutors to look
after thorn. They are all jolly, and enjoy
ing themselves thoroughly. They speak
English well, and have already become great
favorites in the, hotel, especially among tho
J nst before luncheon the Prince and five
of his companions went out for a walk.
They were left to their own devices, because
Consul Isaac T. Smith was prevented from
joining them by an imperative engagement
elsewhere. They did not, therefore, risk
being late for luncheon by going too far
from the hotel, but promenaded Broadway
and Fifth avenue, attracting considerable
attention. The Broadway pavement in the
vicinity of Twenty-third street is torn up,
and Fifth avenue pavement in that neigh
borhood is being relaid; so neither of the
thoroughfares looked its best. However,
tho Prince was delighted with tho width of
the streets, with tho magnificent buildings,
with the busy stream of people in Broadway
and tho well-dressed, leisurely walkers in
Fifth avonuc, with the trees in Madison
Park—in fact, with everything he saw.
All the party took advantage of their out
ing to buy now hats, except the big English
courier, who stuck to his Indian sun hat.
The Prineo returned to his rooms in high
good humor, and after luncheon again sal
lied out, this timo to see the Brooklyn
bridge. Just after his arrival on Sunday,
he steamed under it in the cutter Grant,
and expressed his admiration of the gigan
tic structure. Yesterday ho made an ex
amination of it from übove. His admira
tion was, ii anything, increased. All the
details were new to him. The car system
highly interested him, and he was charmed
with the extensive view seaward, with the
statue of Liberty in the distance.
Ret nrning to the hotel the party were
joined by Consul Smith, wbcfdined with
them and answered their many interested
questions about what they had soon and
what remained to be seen. Dinner occupied
fully two hours; and then Prince Dova
woiigse, the two older boy princes and ten
of their suite went to the Madison Square
Theatre. They wero fashionably late; und'
as they took their seats in the right stage
box and the front row of the orchestra they,
for tho moment, divert'd tuv attention
from the stage. The interpreter, Mr. Lof
tus was on hand to translate any of tho dia
logue thev did not understand. The
members of the ‘‘Monsieur” company knew
that thoy were in the presence of royalty,
anil played their best accordingly. Some
of the Siamese visitors were at first at a
loss as to whether “Monsieur” wasa comedy
or a tragedy; but when Mr. Mansfield sang
liis “meow’’ song, they concluded that there
was ;i good deal of laughter in it. and
. laughed accordingly. Even Tutors Chow
Rhoati and Kheou Viehit relaxed their
m-avity, nudged each other and smiles!. It
is rumored that they intend to translate the
caterwauling ditty into Siamese. If they
do, they won't find much difficulty' with
the refrain, anyhow.
The Prince’s plans aro not yet quite de
cided on. Secretary Frederick Vomcy told
a reporter yesterday that ifis royal highness
does not make up his mind far ahead, but is
in the habit of doing everything on the
spur of the moment. It is probablo that ho
and his retinue will start lor Washington
to-morrow afternoon, and will visit the
President. Then they will likely return to
this city and get a reception from the
Mayor. This morning the revenue cut ter
Grant will take tho party to Bedlow’s
Island to pay their respects to “Miss
A Youthful Dion Slayer.
“Tho nerviest deed I have known of for a
long while was perfonned a few weeks ago
by a little bit of a Isiv in Washington Ter
ritory,’’ said lioroy Pratt, the commercial
traveler, yesterday to a San Francisco Ex
“In a rude stage, over the rough moun
tain road from North Yakima to Ellens
burg, in February last, I and a lot of others
were traveling. Tho snow was very deep
and it was pretty cold. We had got within
about n mile of Ellonsburg, which is the
initial trading point in the Kittitas Valley,
when we saw at tho roadside next to a low
marsh a monster-wild animal suspended
partly to a bent willow tree, the other part
resting on tho ground. The skm had been
freshly taken off.
“Men, boys and oven women were stand
ing in groups, div ussing something eagerly.
Down the principal street was a bigger
crowd advancing toward us, headed by two
little Uiyr. dragging something over tile
“It proved to bo the hide of our big wild
animal —a genuine California lion—and
what do you suppose it measured? Nine
feet from tip to lip. The oldest one of these
iioys, mark you, whs only !i, aud tho other
younger. They had gone out hunting along
the river, aud in tho swamp, for jack rib
bits. They killed several, and at length
coining out to the roads! o ,vei e appalKl to
see thftliou stanojiig the.e looking at them
and pro-paring hr hfi threatening gestures
to come forward ami attack them. With
out a second's hesitation Johnny Singleton,
who carrieil tho only gnu. let llv a charge of
shot at him. He hit him plumb iu the
head, then he let go the ot-lier barrel, and
killed him deader than a nit right in his
From the Sierra City (Cal.) Tribune.
There are in all conununiti <s. not excepting
our town, a class of persons who. for want of u
better term, may be elussed as barroom pn
pectorn—they nrj of ail similes suil opinions,
and may found principally Hitting armiud a
stove In some Ivuroom, wh*-re they ile .ill ihelr
prospictiug (for free drinks), and arc went to
iviato ihelr wonderful exploits in mining, and
how rieii they might have been if they had only
taken up the •Hog-eye'' or some other eqn-diy
rich quart* lode, A snceossiul muier or pros
pvtor they despise, for having failed of eink
m . n success if aiiytlilng fir want of c-i
ptu’U.v, tiiey are always willing to throw
cold water on those who, by their own
etforte or by the nsbtstance of outside-eap.tiil,
an- trying to keep I lie grass from grow iug in the
streets of th< lr town. Them' would Lc quart 2
sharps examine kk-U through a baiTom tuinld r
at somebody else'* exp-use. and are ever alert
to cutch or button-bole those who may h ive
beeu sent up to examine Dome mining property.
They nil have a mine to sell, net to work. The
price asked for their mine varies from six hits
to I'hUXV'. Tin- formation Is liai and, u true ‘ lizxlc '
vein, pitches toward the neatr-.st mlloon and ie
very rich Borne i>f theee piriic.* rcterre lto
have never done an honest day’ work iu a mine
and have not lo“i out of town fur years, and
are ulsnit as able to judge a quart! lisle ns tiiey
are to recite the Greek Tsltnn-
A iiixxcn u/iioim:i. ntinod Itandller Ims
just died. lie was one- Mayor of hin tiovn, liut
uftcr ussaulting a worktean was compelled to
spend a year in prison 11. disgrace uliein.fid
hht affection for his native lend, und his Istvge
priqs'ity is willed to the down I’rtnoe of Ger
HARDEN.—The friends ami acquaintance of
Miss Ida Harden. Mrs. Louisa 11. Griffin and Mr.
and Mrs. T. T. Harden are respectfully invited
to attend the funeral of the former's only child.
Wtllie, from the residence of Mr.;. I. M. Bar
nard. alt Barnard und Macon Btreets, THIS
AFTERNOON at 4 o'clock.
STAMM.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mu. A -ton Stamm anti Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Schwarz and Mr. and Mrs. .1 W. (toilare invited
to attend the funeral of the former from his late
resilience, 162 Bryan street, at 3:30 o’clock THIS
WORKMAN’S AND TRADER'S LOAN
AM) 111 JLDIXG \KSO<TATION.
The forty-fifth (lothi regular monthly meet
ing of this Association will to held at the olllce
of Jackson A Whatley THIS (Thursday) EVE
NING at 8 o'clock.
GEORGE W. LAJIAR, President.
J. L. V.'nxTi ky, Secretary.
Atio 4th, 1887.
BASE BALL 'ld-MAY,
BASE BALL PARK, 4:30 P. M.
Admission 23c. Boys 15c. Ladies free.
RUBBER COATS FOR SALE.
Very low at
150 St. Julian Street.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE A.XD IVI
Savaynau, Ga., Aug. Ist, 1887.
The dividend of ONE DOLLAR and TWENTY
CENTS per share, declared by this Company
and pV s bio on the Bth last , may be collected
on and after THIS DATE hy stockholders wish
ing to pay their 26th installment, which will bo
due on the Bth inst. M. J. SOLOMONS,
Secretary and Treasurer.
THE MOHXIXU NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
und carries a full stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything iu the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing their orders abroad. J. 11. ESTILL.
Barberville, I'la., July 27th, 1887.
All parties holding claims against the firm of
BROWN & ODUM, of Barborville, Florida, are
hereby notified to send in same at once to me.
By order of the court.
JOSEPH LICHTENSTINE, Receiver.
NOTICE TO OWNERS OF DOGS.
City or Savannah, I
Office Clerk op Councj i., July tfd, 1887. f
The collection of the dog tax having boon ac
complished heretofore with considerable (diffi
culty. and the efforts made in this direction by
the city authorities having resulted in a partial
collection only, notice is hereby given that in
order to secure the payment of the tax on all
the dogs in the city, the authorities will pro
ceed, on and after the first day of August. IKS7.
to place on the information docket for trial in
the Police Court, all persons owning dogs who
have i'ailisl to make a return thereof ns provided
by tlie tax ordinance for 1887. Owners of dogs
are requested lo come forward at once and pay
the tax. No further notice will bo given.
By order of the Mavor.
FRANK U. REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
UK. HENRY S COLDI.VU,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
FLMKR's 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 bo
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
domed 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. Ua.
undersigned is now prepared to furnish
1 Lumber of all descripUoi k. aoeur-itidy
sawed to fifty feet in lenj.tli. < >M- rs earnestly
solicited. Prompt ness *manuit o<l. Mill on
A m P. and L. Railroad, thirteen miles from
Americas, Ga. J. W. BAILEY.
Jo!. Sumter county, Ga.
p. j. pallonT
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
ffl DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH.
I ESTIMATES promptly furnished for building
j cf any class.
NEW HOTEL TO ON I,
(Formerly St. Mark’s.*
Ncwnau Street, near Ray, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
r pilE MOST central liuuse in the city. Near
JL Post office, Htroet Cars and all i\i rio.
New and Eluant Furniture. EltX'iric Rolls,
Baths, Etc. $' .V) to $8 per uav.
J: JHN R T Kjyi, Proprt rt w.
SAVANNAH, - - OA.
/"< ED. lv HODIIRB, Proprietor. Formerly of
the Mi t>]>,-liTuii 11, ml Vow York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Spr.ngs. Location ecu-
Irak All parte of the city cud places .J Inter
cst acccHiiildc by street ctirs eoneantly passing
the doors. Special ii.i aocnieits lo tboae visit
ing tiie city lo auaiuoaa or pleasure.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r 181iIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
1 a Parsenger Elevator (the only one in the
city)aud lias been remodeled an! newly fnr
niatied. The proprietor, who by recem purehuse
is uls i the owner m' the oetabllalnneut. upanw
neither paiiw not expense In the mb'i'tainiiieat
(•! ills Ill'S!v. The patronage of Florida visit
ore Is earnestly Invtt.-d The taolu of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
tluit the market* at home or a'non I can ullord.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
Ono o£ tbo Largest bonrdiiur H<u.v.a in tlio
\FFORJ)H pleasant room*. *ood iNiard
v itk pirq Artenian Water, ~t pticca to bint
\vv lifij'T t.iU.v r< tculiir or tr.it isictif accom*
n dut i. n* Sinfh'MHt corner Uri*u.;h f tm and
l>*abvtur atrcctw, upiHAiiUi Mnril'M! fr uu a&.
SAVANNA HTII EAT 1!E
The Event of the Season !
GRAND TESTIMONIAL BENEFIT TEN
And Citizens of Savannah, to
Me LAWRENCE HANLEY,
The Popular Young Favorite Actor, Fellow
Member and Fellow-Citizen, on the eve of his
departure to join the forces of the Booth-Bar
rett Combination for the coming season. o
this occasion only will! be presented the Groat
Emotional Russian Drama,
a play full of touching scenes and thrilling in
Every member of the Association required for
its production. Head bill for cast of characters.
Tickets 3? 1,50 c.. and s.*se. Reserved seats on
sale at Davis Bros., without extra charge.
Musical and Literary
FRIDAY EVENING, AUG. sth, 1887
Yonge’s. Park Hall,
(Corner Whitaker and Duffy streets.)
—FOR THE BENEFIT OF
New Houston Street M. E. Church
Sunday School Library.
TICKETS, 25 CENTS.
Music by the Union Cornet Brass Band.
Tickets for sale at Ludden & Bates, Davi®
Bro ~ Dr. Yonge’s Drug Store.
Programme will appear t r-morrow.
Committee —T. 11. MeGillH, Chairman; O. T.
Shaffer. Geo. P. Wiggins, Miss Minnie Kriete.
Meriwether County, Ga
AIT-ILL BE OPEN JUNE Ist., with first criss
* * accommodations at reasonable rates.
Warm Springs are on the north side of Po
Mountains, 1,000 feet above s<ia level and sur
rounded by beautiful and romantic scenery.
The climate is delightfully cool and dry. No
mosquitoes, dust or mud.
The Spring one of Nature’s wonders, flows
1.400 gallons of water (90 degrees temperature)
per minute, affording the
in America. The hatha are six large pools tea
feet square, two to five deep with CLEAR,
FRESH, WARM WATER unlimited.
This water is a sure cure tor Dyspepsia and
most oases of Rheumatism, Skin and Kidney
Diseases. There is also here a tine Chalybeate
Amusements of all kinds provided. Good
Livery Stable, Bar and Billiard Saloon, Fine
Band of Music for Ball room and Lawn.
The Georgia Midland and Gulf Railroad, now
running two daily trains from Columbus to
Warm Spring's, will, on the loth of June, bo
completed to Urifftn, connecting there with tho
Central Railroad for all points North and East.
Two daily mails and Telegraph. For further
CHARLES L. DAVIS, Proprietor.
The Niagara of the Sooth.
TALLULAH, FALLS, GA.,
ON the Piedmont Air Line, in the Blue Ridge
Mountains, 2,000 feet above sea level.
Open from June to November. For full par
F. II & F. 13. SCOFIELD, Proprietors.
Late of Hotel KaatuskiU, Catskill
N. V.. and Ix-land Hotel. Chicago.
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantic
V coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
nished. Fare tho best the market affords.
Bathing suits supplied. Terms moderate.
QjfiO. i>. HODGES, Proprietor.
f' ATTAIN J. M. KINDRED, late of Calhoun,
V Georgia, and C. H. LEFTWICH, of Knox
ville, Tenn., Proprietors. Roth commercial
travelers for years, aud fully jxvstod as to the
wants of the public. Come and sec its.
S. G. HEALY & CO.,
SALT SPRING, NEAR, AUSTELL, GEORGIA
YITATF.R almost a specific for Dyspepsia, Kid
* V ney Trouble and Cutaneous Disease*
Orders for water and all information addressol
to the firm at Austell, Ga.
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OF SAVANNAHIAN3
Opens June 25th.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor.
NtSW YORK BOARD.
I 7ll\ AND 1,?0T Broadway, corner 54th.
1 # 4" "J flouw 1 kept, by a Southern lady: loca
tion desirabl e lUffers by permission to CoL
John Screven, Savannah.
THE WHITLOCK HOUSE, in Marietta, GaT,
1 combined pri vile jog and conveniences of a
first-clnsa hotel, und the comforts and pleasure*
of u home. Capacity, about one hundred and
fifty guests. l arge, handsome, well furnished
rooms; Ivst of beds: table good; large shaded
grounds, covered with blue grass; Lawn Tennis,
i roijuet. Billiards and Bowling Alley, all free
tor guests. Prices more inouerate than any
other house in Georgia for the accommodations.
M. G. Willl'ljOCK. Owner and Proprietor.
r PHOITfc*ANP ISLANDS. Westminster Hotel,
1 Westminster Park, Alexandria Bay, N. Y.—
“Unquestionably the finest libation in the
Thousand Islands.’ - Harper' 8 Sept.,
IWfi. bend for descriptive lxiinpulot. 11. F
lateniafaal Steamship Cos. Line
Boston, Portland, East
port and St. John, N. 8.,
With Connections to all Parts of the
PORTLAND DAY LINE.
Steamers leave Commercial Wharf, Boston,
Skin a. m . every Monday. Wednesday and Fri
day for Port kind. making the trip ill 7 hours,
allure) ing excellent coast * -i-nery.
EASTPORT AND ST JOftN LINE.
Steamers leave Host, si 8:30 a. M.atid Portiond
r. p. m. every Monday. Wednesday and Friday
for Euutport and Rt. John.
ST. JOHN DIRECT LINE.
A Steamer will leave Boston every Thursday
at 8 a m. for St. John direet.
A steamer will leave Boston every Monday and
Thursday at Ba. m. for Annapolis N. S.. con
netting for Yarmouth, Ptgby, liulifax. etc.
J It. CBIYLE, Jn.. E. A. WALDRON,
Malinger I’ortiiind, Me. Gen. Pass Agt
r| Oi OUNTY OFFICERS and Blank*
I required by enmity officers for theuwnf
Hie courts, or tor otfieo use, kiippUed to older by
U TOKNUG NEWS PRINTING llOUSii. *
v. lutakar slir -t. Savannah.