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LEGISLATION'S HOl TINE.
THE DAY COMPARATIVELY DULL
IN BOTH HOUSES.
Senator Davis Makes a Futile Effort to
Have the Wine Room Tax Bill Go
Before the People of the Various
Counties Before Becoming Operative
Therein—Many Bills Pass the House.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12.—The Senate
■pent nearly tno hours to-day on the wine
room bill. It was reconsidered on motion
of Mr. Pringle to correct a clerical error.
Mr. Davis, of the '1 hirty-first district,
then proposed an amendment submitting
the act to a vote of the people before it Ix>-
comes operative in any county. There was
some deflate over this amendment. It whs
defeated by 15 yeas to 20 nays.
Mr. James, of the Thirty-sixth district,
offered an amentment to section 4, reliev
ing the defendant of the burden of proof
when charged with violation. This was op
posed by the friends of the bill and with
drawn by Mr. James, who then offered an
amendment making the defendant a com
petent witness in iiis own behalf. The
friends of the bill accepted this and it was
adopted without opposition. The bill passed
by .a vote of 24 to 11.
The following bills were passed:
Ceiling jurisdiction to the United States
over lands in Augusta purchased for the
erection of a public building.
To confirm an ordinance of the City
Council of Augusta prescribing the time
and conditions on which the water power of
the canal should lie let.
Authorizing the Judges of the Superior
Courts to call special terms of the courts for
the purpose of granting charters in such
cases as the law gives them tin' authority.
Amending the act fixing the fi rm of office
of members of the City Council of Augusta.
To authorize manufacturing and mining
companies to become incorporated us sav
To amend the charter of the Americus,
Preston ami Lumpkin railroad so as to au
thorize the said railroad to extend its line
in an easterly direction to Darien, Savannah,
or to any point on Sapello Island.
Amending mi act incorporating Salt
The following new bills were introduced:
By Mr. McCamy, of the Forty third—For
the relief of the sureties on the forfeited
bond of C. C. Riggins, of Pickens county.
Also, for the relief of the sureties of the
same in Murray county.
By Mr. Pringle, of the Twentieth —To
promote the health of the people by prevent
ing the sale of unwholesome toed.
Mr. Davidson submitted a memorial
signed by several hundred colored citizens
of the Eighteenth district, protesting against
the passage of the Glenn hill. They assert
that they are loyal, law-nbidingcitizens, de
sirous of advancing the welfare of the State;
that the bill is unnecessary, and has not
been required by any unlawful act of thoira;
that it is class legislation, contrary to the
spirit of our institutions, and the effect will
Is' to disturh the present harmonious rola
tions between the races ami affect the pres
ent condition of affairs, which is repre
sented by strict adherence to the law by the
whites, which has lieen closely followed by
the colored people. They say the bill is
without constitutional authority ami can
only result in jeopardizing the present
peaceful and judicious educational regula
The Senate adjourned to Monday.
In tho House.
In the House today the resolution ap
proving and confirming the settlement made
by the Governor of tin Asheville and S|iur
tonburg Binds and conveying the same into
the Treasury, passed.
The resoluiion for the relief of the Hart
ford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance
The hill of Mr. Lamar, of Richmond, to
prevent officers or agents of banks from
using the money of said banks or companies
A substitute report bv the Committee on
Banks prohibits any officer of a bank to use
or borrow money from a bank without the
consent of the directors. The substitute was
adopti and and passed.
Tee resolution of Mr. Black, of Gordon,
to authorize the sale or lease of certain
property of the State (to the Planters’
Warehouse Company, of Calhoun, )irt of
the right of wav of the Western and At
lantic road) passed.
The hill of Mr. Bray, of Fulton, to in
corporate the Atlanta chemical Company.
Lai,l on the table.
The bill to allow fees to Justices of the
Peace and ex-officio Justices in cases where
none are now allowed by luw. Passed.
Mr. Du Bose, ot Wilkes, offered a resolu
tion prohibiting the introduction of new
bills alter Aug. 20. The resolution was laid
on the table.
Tho bill to amend section 534 of the Code
(allowing disabled Mexican a-s well as other
soldiers to peddle without a license.) Passed.
The bill to prevent foreign corporations
doing business in this State from removing
cases to the Federal courts. Passed.
The bill to authorize the transfer of tax
fi. fls. to collect interest on tho same. Pass'd.
The bill to repeal section 44401 (a) of the
The bill to appropriate $12,000 for the
purpose of completing, repairing and fur
nishing the buildings of the institution for
thf deaf and dumb came up. After a brief
consideration of this bill in committee of
the whole, the committee reported progress
and obtained leave to sit again.
The bill to amend section 288 of the Code
Tho bill to amend section 4,000 of tho Code
The bill to nmend the charter of the Me
tropolitan Street railroad, authorizing it
with the consent of the city government to
uso steam [lower, passe 1,
The bill to prohibit drunkenness and inde
cent conduct in Southview Cemetery
The bill to amend section 1632 of tho Code.
The bill to create a Board of Police Com
missioners for the city of Macon. Passed.
The bill to provide for the appointment of
a County Solicitor for Macon county.
Tho bill to provido for the payment of in
solvent criminal costs in Hancock county.
WILD CAT INSURANCE.
Several Companies Writing Policies in
Violation of the Law.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12.—Complaint is
being made by insurance tnen whose com
panies have fully complied with tho insur
ance laws that a number of companies are
issuing policies through ngents in Atlunta
without license, without making a deposit
with the Treasurer or in any other way com
plying with the law. It is snid the agents
operating for those companies stand high in
Atlanta, but they will ho presented t" the
next grand jury. Among the companies
named aro the Merchants Insurance Com
giny of Decatur, Ala.; the People’s Insurance
impany of New Orleans, ami the <' mnril
Bluffs Insurance Company of loan. The
Louisiana Insurance Company of New Or
leans was another of the wild cot concerns
in this business, but it has failed, and there
is no $25,000 deposit with the Tieisurerto
secure Georgia poiiej’-bolders.
The total increase in <4eorgia‘s wealth for
the yeur, with fourteen tax digest* not iu, is
$3,3i5,(J00. This includes $1.500,080 increase
in railroad property with three railroads to
hem- from, The Comptroller thinks the
total increase will exceed $12,000,000.
The Capitol Commissioners huve lmd on
interview with W. li Miles, t'm surviving
partner of Miles A Horn, tho capitol con
tractors, to ascertain how the death of Mr.
Horn would affect the work on the con
tract. It will not in the least nffet it.
Full provision was mode in the contract be
tween Mites &. Horn for the death of either.
i The Temporary Quarters Provided for
tho Railroad Commission.
Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 12. —Tho Ad-
J jutant General has had the south chamber
lin the*capitol fitted up for tho uso of the
i Railroad Commissioners until other quar
| ters cun lie provided for thorn. The secre
■ tary elected by the Commissioners has ar
| rived, and the board has entered with oar
' nestnoss u;>on the difficult task before it.
Under tbenew constitution three Criminal
('ourts of Record have Ixx-ii established in
the counties of Duval, Orange and Escam
bia, nad Gov. Perry lias appointed all the
officers for them, as has appeared in the
specials to the News.
It is stated here on reliable authority that
parlies will lie liens next week to begin at
once work in the construction of the rail
road from this city to Carnbelle. Laborers
are being employed and arrangements are
being made to push the work of construc
tion forward ns rapidly as possible.
Miss Maggie Brown, one of Florida's
noblest daughters, died in this city a few
days since after a long illness. She was the
youngest daughter of the late Gov. Thomas
Brown, and during and since the late war
proved the true friend of the soldier.
The Weather and What the Outlook is
for the Crops of tho Field.
Sanderson, Fla., Aug. 12. —The weather
at present is quite boisterous and cloudy.
The past few weeks have been an intermit
tent rainy season, the intermission allowing
the sun to shine, precludes all ideas of in
jury from wet season to farm products.
Cotton looks promising for a su|ierior aver
age yield, or a harvest of 70 per cent. Corn
will not give the yield of last season, which
was above the average. The planting area
for nil grain and cotton is increased yearly.
This county is fast developing its fruit and
vegetable resources. Our sobriquet in the
[l ist was banner peach county for this State
owing to our peaches formally being
devoid of defects. The past season developed
the borer, which very nearly destroyed
fruit and trees upon some farms, occasion
ing comments, and it now becomes a neces
sity to give fruit trees the attention re
quired, which they did not receive in the
past. Fabulous prices have been realized
from our earliest varieties of peaches the
past season, and our heaviest and native
crop found a ready market at home.
The development of vegetables for mar
ket lias been slow, owing to mismanagement
and rascally handlers of this crop, giving
dishonest returns and discouraging the
growers. Our State is fast devising modes
for the safe handling of this crop.
Bradford's County Site.
Staiike, Fla., Aug. 11. —Judge Baker,
in chambers at Jacksonville, has refused to
grant the injunction prayed for by the op
ponents of Starke in the approaching court
house election, and the election will come
off as ordered by the Board of County Com
missioners, on Aug. 17. The location of the
county site of Branford county has been a
vexed question for many years, and this will
tie tho thirdoleetion held in the county for
locating the site, In 1875, in the first elec
tion, Lake Butler gained ls>' one vote, In
1885 the election was declared illegal, and
new election is now ordered, with the pros
peets decidedly in favor of Starke.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 12.—T0-day
the Florida Fruit Exchange received two
boxes of Florida grown lemons. They are
the first of tho season. They came from
Winter Park. The crop promises to lie an
average one this season.
Sheriff Holland left to-day for Jasper to
bring to Jacksonville Wash Simmons, the
negro murderer who on Feb. 11 killed John
Alexander, a negro, two miles from Jack
Six New Cases at Key West.
Key West, Fla . Aug. 12. —The Board
of Health reports six new eases of fever
since yesterday, mostly unacrlfniated people
who have been here during the entire season
of sickness without being affected until now
The probability is that these attacks are in
very modified form. There have been no
Columbus, Ga., Aug 12.—William
Stafford, of Russell county, Ala., who
made an attempt to suicide, Monday, by
cutting his throat, will bo tried for lunacy.
His friends say ho is a raving maniac.
The Columbus Dramatic Association
played “Ban Bolt” at Springer’s Opera
House to-night to an immense audience.
Tho proceeds will go to the public library.
The first bale of new cotton comes one
day earlier this year. It was received by
Hlanchard.Humner&Co. fromJ. tt. Mercer
&Cos, of Dawson, Ga. It will be raffled
Tho Weekly Press Convention.
Conyers, Ga., Aug. 12.—8 y order of
Editor Irwin the Weekly Press Convention,
which was to have met in Milledgoville
Tuesday, is jHistponed until Aug. 150. to give
more time for preparation and to secure
railroad transportation it is impossible to
get, owing to the high waters.
Natural Gas Said to Have Been Struck
While Boring a Well.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 12.—Much
excitement prevails here over the discovery
of natural gas at Logan well, near this city.
Work at the well has been suspended [lend
ing alterations and repairs to the machinery
and the closing of negotiations for addi
tional gas and oil privileges. The owners
of the well give unsatisfactory and conflict
ing accounts of the progress of the work
and the character of their find. The well is
How at. a dop’ti of 1.00(1 bet After pene
trating alxjut. 500 feet of hard, close, fine
sandrock the character of the rack changed
mid liecame softer, and within thirty loot
of this stratum a quantity of gas wits
reached and a formation indicating Trenton
rack. At this stage work was suspended.
The imoressiou prevails that the owners of
tho well are withholding the extent of their
cas find from the public and deceiving
them in order to enable parties to secure
options on real estate! which, it is expected
will he given a big txxim by the
discovery of gas ia the city ’ with
tho vast and varied manufacturing
interests of Chattanooga. Work at the
well is to be resumed Monday and the public
have been invited to lie present. The ex
citement aroused by the indications of a
supply of natural gas has interfered with
business. Chattanooga is now enjoying
phenomenal prosperity and natural gas is
lielieved to tie all that is necessary to in
crease its population to 100,000 inhabitants.
ROS3’ SEAT BROKE.
The Englishman Wins tho Three-Mile
Boat Race at Saratoga.
Saratoga, Aug. 12. —A throe-mile, with
a turn, I mat race on Saratoga Lake bet wet n
Wallace Ross and Gorge llulie.ir, the cham
pion of England, took place to-dav, ami wns
won by the Englishman, who made the dis
tance in twenty minutes. Ross took the
lead on the start and was not headed
till on the last quarter of a mile, when his
sent broke and he was compelled to stop.
Buboar rowed home. When the accident
occurred Boss led by about a length, and
Bubear was rapidly dosing the gap. It was
the general opiuinn that the Englishman
would have won even if the accident had
South Carolina’s First Bale.
Charleston, S. C., Aug. 12. The first
bnle of new cotton was received hero to-day
fi o n Barnwell county. The first bole last
year wu* received at ibesame date from the
• ' "OllllfV.
THE MOItNLNG NEWS: SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1887.
UTES IN WAR PAINT.
They Defy a Sheriff and a Pitched Battle
Denver, Col., Aug. 12.—Wild rumors
reached here this afternoon that the Will to
river Utcs had again taken tho warpath
with Colorow at the head of the war path
and were slaughtering settlei's.
An Associated Press special from Glen
wood Springs, the nearest telegraph poi nt to
the White River Agency, says: “The last
grand jury indicted two of Colorow's bucks
lor horse stealing. Three or four days ago
Sheriff Kendall, with a small posse of men,
started for tile White river country to ar
rest two bucks, who, with a number of this
hand of renegade Indians, were camped in
the vicinity of Meeker, closi to the
scene of the Meeker massacre. This
morning a courier from there arrived
in town with a requisition from the Mayor
of Meeker on tho Mayor of Glen wood
.Springs for arms and ammunition. Several
men with about forty Winchester rifles
started at once.
DEFIED BY THE CHIEF.
“Tho courier reports that the Sheriff and
his posse went to the Indian camp and de
manded two bucks from Chief Colorow.
The old renegade refused to sur
render them to the Sheriff or al
low them to be arrested, swearing
by his forefathers, that “Me heap big Injun,
own whole country: and Sheriff, and
law. 1) white man no arrest Injun.”
They liegon firing on the Sheriff's men and
the fire was returned, killing one
Indian. The Indians retired to the
brush and kept up the tiring, shooting nt
every' one in sight. They are now gather
ing their whole band together, which con
sists of fifty’ or sixty warriors. They have
sent to the agency' for more of the rene
gades, who will join them
if they are not prevented.
Trouble of a serious nature is feared, as
Colorow is threatening destruction and to
goon the warpath. Sheriff Kendall is now
camped in the vicinity, awaiting reinforce
A FESTIVE rand.
“It is safe to say’ that unless they shake
tho dust of Garfield county from their
moccasins and get back to the agency the
two bucks will be arrested. Sheriff Ken
dall is a brave and fearless man ami an
Indian fighter since 1859. He has with him
Phil Foote and other choice spirits
who don’t fear even his Satanic
maj'-sty, and is lieing joined also by the
White river cowboys, who have no love for
the Indians. Colorow himself is liable to
lie made a “good Indian" if he is not care
ful. There are some White River Utes who
belong to the Uintah Agency in Utah,
hut have persistently refused to
stay on their reservation. For
years they have lieen running over the
western part of the State stealing cattle
and hoises, killing game and annoying the
settlers. Repented appeals have been made
to keep these renegades on their reserva
tion, but they have been in vain. Colorow
has bid defiance to the agency ami every
one else. The settlers aro justly indignant,
and but little will arouse their slumbering
wrath. They’are determined that the In
dians shall lie arrested and made to obey
A FIRE EATING UP MILLIONS.
Four of the Finest Buildings in Pitts
burg Enveloped in Flames.
Pittsburg, Aug. 13, 12:30 a. m. Tie
most disastrous fire known hero for many
years is now raging in the heart of the city’
and the damage, which cannot now bo esti
mated, will certainly reach up in the mil
lions. Shortly before 10 o’clock to-night
smoke was seen issuing from the rear of
Masonic Hall, on Fifth avenue. The fire
seemed to lie in tho second story, which
was occupied by Campbell & Dick
as a carpet wareroom. An alarm was
quietly sounded and the fire department
responded promptly, but before they- arrived
the rear portion or tho building was burn
ing. In a short time the flames spread to
Hamilton’s magnificent nine story building
adjoining and by 11 o'clock had reached
such proportions that the entire lire depart
nient of the city was calk'd out. At 11:45
o’clock Schmidt &,Friday’s building, an
other fine structure, nine stories high, caught
fire from the intense heat and in
ten minutes more the Dispatch building
adjoining was in flames These buildings
arc now burning fiercely and there are no
indications of the firo being controlled. It
is feared that half the block on the north
side of Fifth avenue, between Smithfleld
and Wood streets, is doomed. This prop
erty is tho most valuahle in the city. Grave
fears nro also entertained from sparks,
which are (lying in every direction.
Pittsburg, Aug. 13, 2:30 a. m.—At this
hour the flames are under control, lint the
fire is not extinguished. The Hamilton
building, Masonic Hall and a number of
tenement houses on Virgin alley are totally
destroyed. The three upper stories of
Schmidt & Friday’s nine-story building
nre now in flames. The lower stories are so
damaged with water that tho loss could not
be much greater if they had burned.
The Dispatch building wns on fire
a score of times, but prompt work pre
vented its destruction. Tho entire struc
ture is water soaked and no paper will lie
issued Saturday morning. It is difficult to
estimate the loss at this time, as it is all
confusion. A safe estimate, however, will
put the figures iu the neighborhood of
The Jury Unable to Agree All for Con
viction but One.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 12.—The jury
n tho first of the thirty-nine oasis against
ex-Ti’oosurer Vincent, for embezzlement, is
still out. They took the ease at dark yjs
terday. To-day at noon they eame in and
announced that they could not agree. Tho
Judge sent them hack to try it over again.
It is almost certainly known that they stand
eleven for conviction mid one for acquittal.
The ease was mqst relied on by the State,
the charge against Vincent being that
he paid a check made payable to
Ids order as treasurer and endorsed
by him as treasurer to Frederick Wolffo, to
cover margins on cotton futures. The chock
was for $20,000, and it was in evidence there
was no dispute that Vincent paid over the
cheek and the bookkoe|>or credited it to Ids
account. The theory of the defense was
that Vincent made the deposits of the State
in Wolffe’s bank; that his check was depos
ited, and that if it was put
to his account on cotton it
was so diverted without his knowledge
or consent. A vast amount of testimony
was adduced to discredit the story of
Vincent about tho dcjKisit, including evi
dence of all his shortage, amounting to over
$200,000. The whole cast' turned on Vin
cent's intention at the time of |>aying the
check over to Wolffe, whether it was a de
posit or payment on cotton futures.
Two of the Horses Run a Dead Hoat
for Third Place at Saratoga.
Saratoga, Aug. 12.—T0 day’s racing
events here were as follows:
First Race On* mile. Woodcraft won.
with Bail burg second. Harry Kussell and
Osceola ran n dead beat for third place. Time
Second Rack—Three-quarters of a mile. King
Craft won. with Rapine second, aud Owners
Music third. Time): ITU)
Third Hack -One and one-eighth miles. Ala
rie won. with Himalaya second, and Foehns
third. Time l:68to
Foi’rtii Rack Frankie It. won, with rnique
second, and George 1.. third. Time l:l4*y.
Fifth Rack Steeplechase, aliont n mile and
a half. Hindu won, with George McCullough
second, and King Troubler third Time’.’LUO.
Danville’s Fair Association.
Danville, Vx .Aug. 12.—The citizens of
Danville to-day organised an agricultural
fair association, and it is proposed to hold
the first exhibition this fall
DUN & CO. FULL OF FEAR.
FARMERS SAID TO HAVE LOST
$30,000,000 BY DROUGHT.
An Intimation that a Year of Depres
sion is In Store for the Country—ln
flation of Prices by the Real Estate
Boom and the Magnitude of New In
debtedness bad Factors.
New York, Aug. 12.—1d. G. Dun & Co.’s
review of trade for the week says; Short
crops in 1881 proved the turning point of
business for seven years, and the drought
this year, though resulting in less injury to
crops, comes at a time when real estate
values at the West, liuve been unusually in
flated. Heavy rains have broken the long
drought during the past week, but
only after ,the official bureau report hail
shown how serious was the Injury sustained
and the relief came too late to do good in
the extensive districts of the Northwest.
The bureau reports losse. which cannot be
repaired to a considerable part of the hay
crop, and to oats, tobacco, potatoes and
fruit, a little injury to cotton and wheat,
and a decline of 17 per cent, in the condi
tion of com.
$30,000,000 LOST BY FARMERS.
The work of destruction continued ten
days after the bureau reports were made be
fore rain came, amt the aggregate loss of
the farmers must exceed $:so,()00.000. A
difference is inevitable in purchases of
manufactured and imported goods by the
Northwest.. If prices had not been inflated
by the real estate boom and if new indebt
edness of enormous volume had not
been created a loss of even
u tenth of tho value of the
farm products would make little difference,
but the wild speculation iu lands and town
lots, the expenditure of many hundreds of
millions in new buildings, and the perma
nent investment of largo sums in new rail
rimds and manufacturing works rendered
partial loss of the crops more important.
Happily the chief Southern crop shows
little injury as yet, though cotton declined
three points in condition in July and later
reports toll of damage by drought in Texas.
THE IRON OUTPUT.
The iron production increased 15,543 tons
weekly in July, lit coke furnaces resuming,
while nine antracite stopped. The weekly
output was nevertheless lit per cent, less
than May 1. according to the Iron Age's
figures. Prices appear stronger, except for
steel rails, but very large imports continue.
Cotton manufacture is generally prosper
ous, though a labor contest threatens at Fall
River. The woolen manufacture shows no
change for the better, and statistics show a
decrease of about 30.000,000 pounds in the
consumption of wool for the past year
us compared with the preceding year. A
smaller consumption of raw silk and India
rubber also appears, but the consumption of
tea, sugar, liquors and tobacco has in
creased. The late tea sail* aro disappoint
ing and coffee dealers show dissatisfaction,
while the sugar trade is at, a standstill.
Interior reports are less favorable as to
crop prospects, but uniformly good as to
tb“ volume of business.
The business failures occurring through
out the country during las 1 : week number,
for the United States, 151, and for Canada
29, a total of 180, against 183 last week and
1.84 tho week previous.
The Unique Invitation of the Piedmont
Washington. Aug. 12.—Senator Colquitt
and Henry W. Grady, of Atlanta, Ga.,
had an interview with the President at Oak
view this afternoon in regard to his proposed
visit to Atlanta in October next.
Mr. Grady bore to the President the for
mal invitation of the Piedmont Exposition
Company. It is a unique and striking
piece of work, made of Georgia gold about
the size of a I'.’tno. book, bound with a clasp
of Georgia silver and each
clasp set with a Georgia diamond.
The invitation is enclosed in
box inlaid with sixty-eight samples of
Georgia wood, polish's! and joined with ex
ceeding skill. The box is imliedded in a
block of Georgia marble of every shade,
from black to white On the cover leaf of
the invitation are engraved portraits of the
President and Mrs. Cleveland, the mono
gram of the Pie imont Exposition and a pic
ture of the club house of the Piedmont Driv
ing Club. On the second leaf is the invitation
cut into gold. On the third page is the in
vitation of the driving club. On the fourth,
or last cover page, is engraved a picture of
the main building of the Piedmont Exposi
tion. In presenting the invitation Mr.
Grady made no formal address, but stated
that it was designed to make it in some
s.'nso significant of the resources of Georgia
in whose capital city the first exposition of
the famous Piedmont country will
be held. As the President hail accepts'd
Atlanta’s invitation before any' others
were made, he lmd deferred making
dates with other cities until the exact date
of his visit to Atlanta and other details were
settled. It is understood that the Atlanta
dates were fixed to-'lav and that the dates
for the entire trip will bo speedily an
nounced. The Piedmont exposition opens
Oet. 10 and closes Oct. 82.
Henator Colquitt and Mr. Grady also pro
sented to the President the invitation of the
Georgia Stab' Agricultural Society to at
tend the State Fair to tie held at Macon sub
sequently to the Piedmont Exposition.
The President wll be in Atlanta on Oct.
17 or IS. He vvill probably remain there
two days, returning directly here.
If lie carries out his present plan lie will uot
Is- able to visit Macon or Savannah because
hi' wants to be liack in Was lington on Oct.
21 or 22.
Mr. Grady took the Atlanta invitation
back with him to-night in order to put it in
the ease of Georgia wood they are having
made for it.
Breaking the Drought.
Chicago. Aug. 12. — Dispatches from
many points in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michi
gan, Indiana, lowa and Minnesota indicab'
that refreshing rains fell generally in the
Northwest Wednesday night and Thursday,
giving fresh life to crops and aiding the
people in checking the prairie and forest
fires which have been raging. The rain,
however, it is said, was in most places not
heavy enough to do permanent good.
Baltimore, Mil, Aug. 12.—A special
from Wood took, Va.,says; “United Stabs
Senator Riddloberger was this day commit
ted to jail and fln.si $25 by Judge Newman
for contempt of court. A maoard was
paraded on the streets reflecting on the
Judge in a ease in which Senator Riddle
herger was interested. Partisan feeling
runs high and there may be trouble later.
The Knights at Mobile.
Mobile. Aug. 12.—The triennial session
of the Knights of Labor and Daughters of
the Tabernacle adjourned to-day, subject
to call. The public installation of o(Heel's
elected vesteruny took place this afternoon
in Lincoln Dark. George W. Bryant, of
Knoxville, Tenu., delivered the' annual
Died from Poison.
Staunton, Va., Auk;. 12.—George W.
Swools', a prominent citizen of this county,
dicsl to-day from the effects of poison. A
prescription prepared for external use was
used internally, death resulting in a few
Nineteen Killed by a Shell.
Stockholm, Aug. IL—A shell exploded
to-day at vVaxholm Fort, which commands
the approach to the city. Nineteen men
wejo killed on the spot, and many others,
including three officers, were wounded.
Bi.i VA Lockwood has returned to her law of
fiee si Washington it r ’ ■ <i short vacation.
HANGED WHILE IN A FAINT.
Puryear Tries to Bribe His Guards
and Then Attempts Suicide.
Petersburg, Va., Aug. 12.—Holmes R.
Puryear, convicted of murdering his wife
by poison, in Dinwiddio county about two
years ago, was hanged at Prince George
Court House at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon.
Puryear was handcuffed because he had
manifested a decided inclination to effect an
escape. He had not slept a minute, and
about midnight he proposed to Williams,
the death watch, that lie should
become a party to his es
cape. He said to Williams: "I could
have killed you Saturday night, for there
were two as good pistols convenient to me
as any man could want, hut I like you and
did not attempt it. Now if you will just make
an arrangement with the other guard to
leave tlw outer door so fixed that I can get
out I will lock you in this room and make
my escape, and in two hours 1 shall be be
yond the reach of recapture. ”
THE PROPOSITION P.IDICULED.
Williams ridiculed the proposition and
handcuffed Puryear. The Sheriff of
Prince George county had arranged to start
for that county with his prisoner at 7
o’clock, hut shortly before that houp Pur
year attempted suicide by cutting his
throat and arm with a steel shoe shank
which he had sharpened. He made a bad
gash in his throat, but. physicians attended
him, and he only delayed the start for the
gallows until 10 o’clock. The party reached
Prince George Court House at noon,
when it was found that Puryear hail lost so
much blood that a surgoou suggested that if
the sheriff did not wish the prisoner to die
before hanging he had tiettel - proceed
promptly. The prisoner was carried upon
the scaffold in a chair. He made a rambling
statement but no confession. He was sup
ported by three men to have the rope ad
justed. His death was by strangulation. It
is believed he fainted at the last moment.
A HANGING IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Augusta, Aug. 12. —Sol Conyers was
hanged at Hampton. S. C., to-day for the
murder of Jordan Robinson. He waylaid
ids victim and shot him down in cold blood.
He said his sentence was just.
HE ASKED TO BE HANGED.
An Exasperated Crowd Granted the
Black Fiend’s Request.
New Orleans, Aug. 12.—A special to
the Times-Vcniocrnl from Franklin, La.,
says: “A special Coroner’s inquest held on
the bodj’ of the colored girl, Jane Collins,
found dead Wednesday in the thickets four
miles above Franklin, developed the fact
that her throat had been cut, and that she
had received several stabs on
her body. Her stepfather Daniel
Pleasants, was suspected He hail taken to
the bushes, but was hunted out by white
and colored people. He confessed to the
murder and asked to bo hanged at once,
which request the exasperated crowd
granted and hanged him to the rafters of a
THE TRAITOR OF LIBBY PRISON.
He Came Near Boing Hanged by His
Fellow Prisoners 24 Y oars Ago.
From the Xeiv York Sun.
Richmond, Aug. U.—Twenty-four years
ago yesterday one of the most remarkable
trials in all history took place in this city.
It was held in Libby prison. Under the
leadership of Col. Strait, who is now a
bookseller in a little Indiana town, a plot
was formed among the Union prisoners in
Libby prison to effect a general escape.
The plot not only involved the liberation of
the mass of prisoners, but the capture of
the guard and a Littery at the prison and
the release of the Union prisoners at Belle
Isle, across the James river. The burning
of Richmond and capture of the Confed
erate Cabinet was also a part of the plan.
Nine officers were in the undertaking, and
it promised to be a success.
The day before the start was to be made
one of the officers betrayed the plot. A
court-martial was at once held and he was
found guilty. As the vote was being taken
on the question of guilt Strait was seen to
be twisting a rope out of pieces of calico.
When the verdict was announced he said:
“There can he but one sentence, gentlemen,
and I am ready to execute it.”
He advanced with the rope. The prisoner
At this a cavalry officer of the name of
Louis Thompson stopped in front of the
prisoner and said: “This court is not a legal
one and you dare not hang this man.”
Strait insisted that the culprit be hanged.
“Ho has had every chance for his lifeand tiie
verdict is a just ono He shall be hanged
down this hatchway."
Other men joined Thompson, and the
moderate view prevailed.
“Preserve the record of this court,” said
he, “and when we get out take it to Secre
tary Stanton, and if this man has done
wrong we all know the old man w ill punish
The next day the traitor was removed
fmm the prison. The record was kept, and
when Strait did escaiie a few months later
he took it with him.
In due time it was placed in Stanton's
hands and when tho betrayer was exchange and
the War Secretary had him dismissed from
the army. Andy Johnson .restored him.
and be is still in the service. Those who
know the affair will not reveal his name.
Thompson was killed with Custer. .Strait
and an officer named Hamilton, now out on
the frontier, are the only ones living of the
nine officers, except the man who betrayed
them and came so near being hanged that
sultry August day with tha pieces of an old
calico bed quilt.
A Startling Prediction.
From the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette .
Two hundred years ago in China there
was just such a craze n taint natural gas as
we have in this country to-day. Gas wells
were sunk with as much vim and vigor as
the celestiats were capable of, but owing to
a gas explosion that killed several millions
of people and tore up and destroyed a large
district of country, leaving a large inland
sea, known on the maps as Lake
Foo Chang, the boring of any more
gas wells was then and there
prohibited by law. It secerns, accord
ing to the Chinese history, that many large
and heavy pressure gas wells were struck,
and in some districts wells were sunk quite
near to each other. Gas was lighted as soon
as struck, as is done in this country. It is
stated that one well, with its unusual pres
sure, by induction or back draught, pulled
down into the faith the burning gas of a
smaller well, resulting in a dreadful explo
sion of a large district, destroying the in
habitants thereof. Lake Foo Chang lasts on
this district. The same catastrophe is immi
nent in this country, unless the laws restrict
farther developments in boring so many
wells. Should a similar explosion occur
there will be such an upheaval as will dwarf
the most terrible earthquakes ever known.
The country along the gas belt from Toledo,
through Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky will
bo ripped up to the depth of 1,1200 Pi' 1,.100
feet and flopped over like a pancake, leav
ing a chasm through which the waters of
Lake Erie will come howling down, tilling
the Ohio and Mississippi valleys and blot
ting them out forever.
A Heroic Young Man.
From the Chicago Journal ' Stroller.
“The funniest thing I ever ran across in
the ten years 1 have hold this jiositinii hap
pened yesterday," said my friend, t he ticket
agent. “A young man came to the window
and bought a ten-ride family suburtian
ticket. After paying for it he asked me to
punch out seven rides. 1 didn’t exactly un
derstand what he wanted, ami told him the
conductor would attend to that all right
enough. He then explained to me that nix
wife hail given hint a ticket that morning
containing four rides; lie had used one coin
ing in anil lost the ticket during the day,
and rather than admit having lost it ho
bought the new ticket and had the same
unmber of rides punch si out."
BASE BALL TO-DAY.
P H CE N I X,
BASE BALL PARK.
at 4:80 p. m.
Admission 2.V. Ladies free.
EXCURSION TO AUGUSTA
Will positively leave TO-NIGHT at 8:20 o'clock,
Standard time, via
THE CENTRAL RAILROAD.
Round trip tickets $2 50. Good to return on
any train until Aug. 17.
All stockholders in the Jasper Mutual Loan
Association holding uncanceled stock are di
rected to present their scrip to me at the office
of J. S. Wood & Bro., 74 Bay street, for regis
tration. By order of the Board of Directors.
CHAS. S. WOOD, Treasurer.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 13, 1887.
Will open a school at the Barnard Street Public
School on MONDAY next, August 15, and so
licits a share of the public patronage.
Central Railroad Bank. 1
Savannah, Ga., August 8, 1887. j
I am instructed by the Board of Directors to
notify the public that this bank is prepared to
do a general banking business ami solicits ac
counts. T. M. CUNNINGHAM.
CrTY of Savannah, 1
Office Clerk of Council, Aug. (i, 1887. f
All persons are hereby cautioned against
placing obstructions of any kind around or
about the public hydrants or fire plugs in this
city. Nothing that will obstruct or hinder the
Fire Department from having free access to
said hydrants or plugs should be placed within
fifteen feet thereof in either direction.
The ordinance regulating this matter will be
By order of the Mayor.
FRANK E. REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
DR. HENRY S HOLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
ULMER’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 be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. Si ft)
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER. M. D..
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
TIIE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING MOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
isthe most complete in the Sout h. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
and carries a full stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with geod 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. H. ESTILL.
WE REPRESENT THE WORLD-RENOWNED
STEINWAY & SONS,
Whose PIANOS are the l**st in this or any other
country. They have no equals.
E. GABLER & BIIO.’S
Are the very best medium-priced PIANO made.
Over 2ti,000 now in use. We have sold so many
in this city alone that they are well uud favor
G. Heyl's Leipsic Pianos
Have be*n imported by us for several years,
and give most excellent satisfaction to uiany
purchasers. They are the cheapest and best
instruments for the money.
Ernst Rosenkranz, Dresden,
Makes a most beautiful and substantial PIANO.
One of the oldest firms in Germany established
I?#7. We have just received the Agency.
The last two foreign makers produce PIANOS
which arc bvttkr and chkapcr than the cheap
est low price Piano manufactured ill thiseounrrv.
We warrant ail instruments we sell, being
thorough musicians ourselves wesel >ct nothing
but what we can honestly recommend and
Bacon, Johnson & Cos.
Have a fine stock of
Oak, Pine, Lightwood and Kindling,
Corner Liberty and East Broad streets.
HuLfs Reliable Cahb:igc and Turnip
JUST RECEIVED FRESH aT
<>SC'K( >LA ISUTLKirs
For Rent or For Sale,
r pHAT DESIRABLE RESIDENCE southeast
corner of Gaston and Abercorn streets. For
particulars apply to
HENRY BLL'X, Blnn’s Building.
MERCHANTS, manufacturers, mechanics,
corporations, and all others in need of
printing. lithographing, and l,lank books can
have their enters promptly Oiled, at moderate
prices, at the MORNING JNUWrf FRINTLNU
HOUSE, 3 Whitaker street.
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
CEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantio
lO coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
nished. Fare the best the market affords.
Bathing suits supplied. Terms moderate.
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor.
THE FAVORITE HOTEL OF SAVANXAHIANS
Opens J nne Ssth.
JAMES M. CASE, Proprietor.
< KNT I IA L IIOTEL,
C' ATTAIN J. M. KINDRED, late of Calhoun,
V Georgia, and C. 11. LEFTWICH, of Knox
ville. Tenn., Propriet*>rs. Both commercial
travelers for years, and fully posted as to tlia
wants of thf* public. Come and see ns.
XEW YORK HOARH
1— it * AND 1,707 Broadway, corner 54th.
•I " House kept by a Southern lady: loca
tion desirable. Refers by permission to Col.
John Screven, Savaunab.
1 Westminster Park, Alexandria Bay, N. Y.—
“Unquestionably the finest location in the
Thousand Islands. 1 ’- Harper's Magazine , Sept.,
1881. Send for descriptive pamphlet. H. F.
International 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,
8:30 a. m.. every Monday, Wednesday and Fri
day for Portland, making the trip in 7 hours,
affording excellent const scenery
LA ST PORT AND ST. JOHN LINE.
Steamers leave Boston 8:30 a. M.,and Portland
5 r. m every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
for Eastpo-'t and St. John.
ST. JOHN DIRECT LINE.
A steamer ‘. ill leave Boston every Thursday
at 8 a m. for St. John direct.
A steamer will leave Boston every Monday and
Thursday at Ba. M. for Annapolis N. 8., con
necting for Yarmouth, Digbv. Halifax, etc.
J. B. COYLE, Jr.. E. A. WALDRON,
Manager. Portland. Me. Gen. Pass Agt.
Mil if SavanaaE
Commencing: SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com
pany will sell round trip tickets to
CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AND
By following Trains and at following Rates:
By train leaving Sundays only, at 6:45 am.: re
turning, leave Charleston at 3:35 p. m . Pert
Royal 3:30 and Beaufort 3:45 r. m. same
day $1 00
By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 a. m,: re
turning, leave Charleston Monday morn
ing $2 00
By train leaving Saturday at 8:2-1 p. m. : return
ing, leave Charleston Monday morning. $2 50
By train ieaving Saturday at 12:26 p. m.: return
ing, h*ave Charleston Mcaday morning $3 00
Tickets for sale at WM. BREN'S, Bull street
and at Depot. E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark's. >
New nan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Oars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella,
Baths, Etc. in 60 to is per day.
JOHN li. TOQNI, Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSED
r pins POPULAR Hotol Is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (the onlj' one in the
eitv)and lias been remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establish meat, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainmeuO
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
.Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
SAVANNAH, - - GA
EO. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
I tie* Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All pons of the city and p!ac<*t of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special inducements to those visit
ing the city fc : jus Incas or pleasure.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\KFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modate n>. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House.
JT softens the water and removes the dirt.
Excellent for cleaning Lair brushes, silver,
jewelry, paint, marble, etc. Also a good disin
fectant and a cure for insect bites. An in
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