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THE YOUNG NAPOLEON 11.
THRILLING STORY OF HENRY S.
Wtartlngr in the Street 'vas Luckier
than Ward— Getting- 0 > itrol of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton-
The Baltimore and Ohio Deal-Bor
Of Henry S. Ives, the young Wall street
financier who lately ••ame to grief, carrying
others with him, the New York World says:
Here are all the facts as far as they are
knpwn: Nobody ever heat'd much of Henry
8. Ives until about five years ago. It, has
been learnod since that he was born in
Litchfield, Conn., about twenty-eight years
ago. Nobody seemed to have acquired a
great deal of information as to his early
history, but it is sail I that his father was a
custom house detective; that he has two
sistei's now living, one married and one un
married, but both older than he is; that he
came to New York when he was about 20
years old and secured a
position in Harper's publishing house
and that he remained there for
two or throe years. It seems probable that
he kept his eyes about hun while in this
establishment, if his own story is to be be
lieved, for one of the things he used to brag
about was that he knew tlie whole ABC of
printing and publishing and that he could
personally- get out a lunik from the writing
of it, through the type-setting, proof
reading and press-work to the binding and
profitable selling of the volume. It is not
known that he ever made the exi riment,
but he evidently hud the same sublime con
fidence in himself in this respect that car
ried him through the tumultuous and pic
turesque financial experiences in which ho
has of late figured.
STARTING IN THE STREET.
It was when he left the employ of the
Harpers, say five years ago. that lie started
on his pyrotechnic career. And such a bril
liant though brief career as that has been!
It has become the fashion of late days to
call him the young Napoleon of finance. Ho
inherits the t itle at second hand from First,
Young Napoleon Ward, who put the street
into such a flutter three years ago by wreck
ing the firm of Grant & Ward, tarnishing
the name of Gen. Grant, driving a national
bank into bankruptcy, and winding up in
Sing Sing with Ins iiartner Fish. Ward’s
career was a skyrocket one, and when the
stick came down it struck such sound finan
cial men as ex Mayor Grace, Cnpt. Spicer
and Ambrose Scow, to say nothing of
Fish. But in the matter of dollars, Ward's
burst-up was not a circumstance to
that of this other. A good many
men have teen comparing tho careers
of the two youngsters, and the almost uni
versal opinion arrived at up to date is that
Ward as to Ives was ns a blooded trotter to
a cart-horse on the great track of finance.
This is certainly so, if the amount of their
respective failures is to lie taken as the cri
terion. The failure of Grant A' Ward only
involved a matter of a paltry $'1,000,000,
whiles Ives did the grand to the tune of more
than $15,C00,0J0. Not only that, but it
seemod not unlikely that Ives “failedsafely”
for this amount, while Ward went about, it
in such a blundering way that lie got him
self and partner Fish into prison It was at
that time supposed that Ward was a gr> at
financier, but when comparisons are made it
must bii admitted that Ives is a financier,
whilst Ward is simply a vulgar swindler.
IVES LUCKIER THAN WARD.
Now as to this genius Ives. In the first
place, he was a youngster like Ward, I icing,
as stated only 28 years of age, while Ut>
lacked, for several years at any rate, the
backing of the big names that Ward was
back'd up with. Ives has not run foul of
the rock that has wrecked so many finan
ciers. He has never been a drinking man,
but has devoted all his talents and energies
to the making of money— fictitious money, as
it has turned out; but still he has been cute
enough to turn over to his sisters some
thousiuids—yes, probably hundreds of thous
and! of the rneney that was not fictitious,
and if he manage, to keep out of jail his
pyrotechnic career will not have lieen all
slick. He is a light weight, slim-built
young fellow, physically, and nolmdy woul 1
suppose to look at him. that he had uie
genius to “coma it” over the able and expe
rienced gentlemen whoso heads are now
bowed in grief over the singular doings of
this clever young man.
How did lie maimge it ? Well, when ho
left the pi b .shing business and dropped into
Wall sti eet about live years ago ho seen, to
have starecd in in very lively fashion to
learn the ropes. He clerked it in two or
three houses on the street until he becami
familiar with the nay in which money wis
m d.'tl cr , and then he bids -mud out on ■
day as a member of the firm of Meeker,
Ives & Cos. In January, ISS4, Ives went
into partnership with a young man tiumcd
E. Wilson Woodruff, and in tho spring of
that year the firm of Henry S. Ives was
forme). It consist'd of Ilenry S. Ives,
“our hero;” George 11. Staynor, and Thomas
Mr. Staynor is a gentleman very well
known in Wall street, and as to whom up to
that time nothing disagrealde had beep said.
He is a married man with children, lias a
summer residence at I’oint Lookout, near
Long Beach, and is supposed to have put
into the firm SIOO,OOO. The third partner
was Thomas P. Doremus, who is familiarly
known on the street as “Toni” Doremus.
He is a son of Prof. K. Ogden Doremus, is a
jouug fellow of about 22 years of ago, and
is favorably regarded, lie bought a seat
in the Stock Exchunge, ami became the
Board member of the firm, representing the
firm in the Stock Exchange in all its deal
Whether it was intended to lie so or not,
this tuined out to be a very convenient ar
rangement. Ives went into his first big
scheme, the familiar Mutual Union deal,
whicli gave him his first marking ns n
black sheep. If he had been a member of
the Exchange at that time, he would have
been branded and debarred. But he had
been shrewd enough to put Partner I)ore
mus on the inside to attend to the business
there, while he skirmished around oil the
outside. Bill the Stock Exchunge seems to
hove had a virtuous spasm alxiut that time,
and it went the length of disbarring Part
ner Dorenms for the doings of Partner
Ives, a move that surely was not looked
tor. Most people supposed that the suspen
sion of Partner Doremus, because of the
acts of the head member of his firm, Mould
result iu his resignation, but he did not re
GETTING CONTROL OF THE C*. 11. AND n.
Now here comes one of tbo interesting
chupters of tlie career of H. B. Ives & Cos.
A year ago lust spring the syndicate which
controlled the Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Day ton road manifested a desire to dispose
of 'tliat road. A committee came to New
York and opened negotiations with Alfred
Kullv, who really represented Mr. Austin
Corbin, and Irving A. Evans, of Boston.
They concluded that tho figure was too high
and declined to negotiate. It was then
taken to what was known as the Brice-
Logun-Thomus syndicate. Mr. Samuel
Thomas was President of the East Temw.s
asc, Virginia and Georgia rood; Calvin S.
Price was u |hx>i- Ohio lawyer, who lui/1
made a considerable fortune in this city and
was interested in railroads all over the
United Stab's, and I<ogan was the Southern
General of that name during tilt? war. 110
was a poor man at tho close of the war, but
to-slay he is reputed to be enormously rich
through railroad speculations, particularly
in Southern properties.
But young Ives was on deck about tins
time. Hi'got, wind of the negotiations, and
starting off on his own book, organized a
syndicate to get control of the road Wall
Street was very much interested one day to
Morn that young Ives had bought a c on
trolling interest ill this Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton rood. It made a good das]
of stir at the time, and the (xmclusiun that
Wall street came to was that Ives was net
tag as lit* ropresunUitive of C. P. Hunting
j ton, who wanted to get an outlet from Chi
| casrofor tho Newport News and Mississippi
i Valley roads. It transpired, however, that
the man who was at the back of young
Ives was wealth' Christopher Mever,
u’iio had male irge fortune iu the
rubber business its <1 who was supposed
1 1 be worth from twenty to twenty-five
millions of dollars. It was this discovery,
by tho way, that militated against tlie ac
quirement of reputation ns a financier by
young Ives. There was a suspicion that in
liis case, as in that of Ward and others,
some old stager hud lx-on pulling the st rings
and filling him full of the wisdom that was
most useful on the street, to the joint ad
vantage of the seeming operator and of the
man behind tho scenes. It may be remarked
incidentally that Mr. Christopher Meyer,
who lives on Fifth avenue, just above the
Windsor Hotel, got into print alxiut a year
ago as defendant in a suit lo- breaeh of
promise on the verge of his marriage with
another woman, it was said at the time
that he got out of tho trouble by the pay
ment of $ UK),000.
SETTING UP THE PINS.
As to the sum paid for tfiis railroad stock
there was a goon deal of speculation. Ives
announced at tho time that lie had paid
$l4O a share, tho par valuo of tho stock
being SIOO a share. At that time the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton and Dayton rend was the
pride of the Cincinnati people, a good deal
as tlie New York Central is a favorite stock
hereabouts. As soon as Ives took hold of it
he had his partner, George 11. Staynor,
elected President, Ives being himself made
Vice President. The former general
manager was made second vice president,
and his interest was thrown in with the
Ives party, because they increased his salary
from SO,OOO a year to $25,000. Next there
were put in as directors Christopher Meyer,
W. C. Boone, who was connected with Ives’
firm, and who whs known ns a surgeon in
the Confederate army and afterward as a
representative of Gillig’s American Ex
change in Europe. Then the Ivci crowd
went to work ana tlieir Board of Directors
authorized an issue of preferred st.o ?k to an
amount not to exceed $10,00i),000. The
power was given to the Executive Commit
tee of the board to issue that stock as it
might six' lit, for purposes supposwl to ho
for tho benefit of the road.
1 ves launched out with a whoop on his
career about this time. He had the treasury
of the road transferred from Cincinnati to
New York, and had the house of Henry H.
Ives & Cos. designated as the fiscal agents
and bankers of the road. The Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton is composed of tho
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton proper,
the Cincinnati. Hamilton and ludiamipoliß,
the Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago,
and the Dayton and Michigan.
THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO DEAL.
On the March it, last the street was
startled by the report that Mr. Robert Gar*
rett. President or the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Company, which takes iii the ex
press and telegraph <xnnpanio3 of the same
name, had given tea syndicate heade 1 by
Alfred Sully an option on all these proper
ties, under which they wore to be purchased
by a certain time. This was the sensation
of the day. But. Mr. Sully failed to make
gixxl tho purchase.
Then Ives came to the front. It has
srenied singular tliat Robert Garrett should
have dealt seriously in a matter of such
great moment with a beardless financier,
who only four or five years before was a
broker’s clerk, but it has been explained on
the theory that Mr. Garrett believed him to
be an entirely different Ives, and that the
negotiations had gone so fitr before Mr. Gar
rett discovered his error that he could not
draw out. Young Ives was on deck all tho
time. The very day that Sully announced
in a newspajier interview that he had
withdrawn from tho deal, Ives went
to Baltimore and got a similar option.
It was a big scheme that the young
fellow had conceived, and if he had
I Ms'ii üble to carry it through he would have
been on the road to being as big a mail as
Jay Gould. It was a much bigger enter
prise than Gould had even embarked in at
the same age. After several conferences by
Ives and his partner, Staynor, with Garrett
some sort of an agreement was entered into
by which Ives stymied into Sullv’s shoes in
the matter of the Baltimore urn I (lliio deal.
Everybody was astounded and there were
indignation meetings in Baltimore, but Ives
trotted serenely through Wall street with
the agreement in his pocket. He issued this
preferred stock of the Cincinnati, Hamilton
and Dayton road and gave SI,BOO,OOJof itto
Garrett, togetiier with $220,0,1(1 in cash as a
forfeit on ac 'ount of the purchase of the
Baltimore and Ohio. Then Ives began to
borrow money right and left. Ho hobnobbed
with Jay Gould on the latter’s yacht, and
it was thought for a time that the old finan
cier was in with the young one. Ives raised
money in this city, Cincinnati, Boston and
elsewhere to enable him to carry the big
deal through and secure branch Hues in
order to have one trunk line from New York
to St, Louis, and from there bv connections
with Western roads to the Pacific ocean.
Incidentally he contracted for a controlling
interest in tlio Vandalia road, which hau
been operated by the Pennsylvania rood.
With his newly developed audacity, after
tho officers of this road had resigned, he
had himself elected President and put in
some figureheads as <1 ins-tors. Next he took
into the proposed system a couple of short
roads—the Dayton and Chicago and the
Dayton and lrdnton—which, with tho con
nections already a:-cured, and anew road of
about sixty miles to lie built would com
plete his line to the seaboard.
In putting through his scheme so far he
h;ul borrowed a large uniount of money—
nobody knew just how much—on the stoek
of the Cincinnati, Hamilton ainL-Dayton
road, and this was one of the el -meats that
brought alxiut, his downfall, us well as his
purpose.lo 1) md the whole completed road
that was to be known as the Dayton, Fort
Wayne and Chicago, for $5,500,000.
When it became known that Gould was
not in the deal, people began io call in their
loans. Margins were called for, and Ives
put them up as far as he could. It lie could
nave tided over until he had secure 1 the
$5,500,000 mortgago on the new road, all
would have been well, and instead of being
a laughing-stock to-day he would have been
a great financier. But tho scare spoiled it
all. Ives kept up a liold front, however.
He would smilingly say to anybody who
naked him that everything was going love
ly. There soon came a time, however, when
suspicion ripened into conviction, and
when he hi t week went to face
the stockholders of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton road at Cincin
nati there was a lively time, and he was
bluutly charged with having robbed and
bankrupted the road. When if was seen
that there was very little doubt that Ives
would go to flic wall the New York credi
tor mud" a proposition to him that if lie
would I 'linquisli the control of the rood
they would slap in and put i.o charge some
prominent New Yorker whose nanui would
ixt a guarantee of financial soundness and
thereby restore confidence and cause the
securities to rebound. Ives bnekixl and
(led with the offer. There was a com
plication of troubles with tho New
York and Cincinnati creditors, both
factions trying to get hold of the road.
Ives played off one against the other, mak
ing a magnificent game of bluff. The Cin
cinnati creditors appointed a committee to
investigate him, and tho New York credit
ors appointed another committee to go over
his books, but Ives smiled and smiled and
still was a very imptrtiirbable young man.
The New York committee railed on him
Monday evening last and Ives was very nice
and pleasant with thorn, but they went
uway sad despite the fact that he cheerfully
promised that if nil bands-—New York and
Cincinnati men—would meet him at tlie
Filth Avenue Hotel that evening he would
give them some sort of a statement. Ho
did not make a statement, but two days
later made an assignment.
Tho question which is likely to agitate
Wall street for some time to come is whether
this audacious and naughty young man is
crushed. He ought to know bettor than
anybody else, Hiid lie says positively enough
tliat. he is not; that lie has not failed What
his plans are for oje-ration iu tho future,
when hfs presout tangle shall have licon
TTIE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1887.
straightened out, nobody professes to know,
but it is more than likely that a man who
has done what he has in the first five years
of his career will be heard of to a consider
able extent in the years to come.
KILLED BY A SHELL.
A Bit of Vivid Word-Paintmc by the
From Sebastopol, by Co-gut Leo Tolstoi.
We left Praskoukine coming back with
Mikhailoff. He reached a less exposed
place and began to breathe again, when lie
perceived, on turning around, the sudden
light of a flash. The Sentinel shouted:
“Mor tar:" And one of the soldiers who
followed added: “It is coming straight
into tho bastion 1” Mikhailoff looked. The
luminous point of the lx>ml>-shell seemed to
stop directly over his head, exactly the mo
ment when it was impossible to
toll what direction it was going to
take. That was for the spoi-e
of a second. Suddenly, redoubling in speed,
the projectile came nearer and nearer. The
smirks of the fuse could lx? s<x?n flying out,
the dismal hissing was plainly audible. It.
was going to drop right in the midst of tho
battalion. “To earth!” shouted a voice.
Miklmilolf and Praskoukino obeyed. Tho
latter, with shut eyes, heard the shell fall
somewhere o i the Hard earth very near him.
A second, whicli appeared to him an hour,
passed, and the shell did not hurst.
Praskoukine was frightened; then he
ask>l himself what cause he had
for fear. Perhaps it had fallen further
away, ntid he wronglv imagined
that lie heard the fuse hissing near him.
Opening his eyes, he was satisfied to si-e
Mikhailoff stretched motionless at his feet;
but at the same lime he perceived a yard
off, the lighted fuse of the shell spinning
around like a top. A glacial terror, which
sti fil'd every thought, every sentiment, took
possession of his soul. He hid ids face in
1 1 is 1 lauds. Another second passed, during
which a whole world of thoughts, of hopes,
of sensations, and of souvenirs passed
through his mind. “Whom will it kill,' Me
or Mikhailoff, or indeed both of ns together ?
If it is TANARUS, where will it hit ui"r If in the
head, it will be all over; if on the foot, they
will cut it off; then I shall insist that they
gave me chloroform. And I may get well.
Perhaps Mikhailoff alone will bo killed,
and later I will tell how we were close to
gether, and how 1 was covered with liis
blood. No, no! it is nearer me—it will lx?
I!” Then he remomliered the twelve rubles
he owed Mikhailoff, and another debt left
at Petersburg, which ought to have been
paid long ago. A Bohemian air that he
sang the evening before came to liis
mind. Ho also saw in his imagination
the lady he was in love with in her lilac
trimmed bonnet; the man who had insulted
him five years before, and whom ho had
never taken vengeance on. But in the
midst of these and many other souvenirs
the present feeling—tho expectation of
death —did not leave him. “Perhaps it is
not going to explode!” he thought, and was
on the point of opening his eyes with desper
ate Ixihiness. But at, this instant a red fire
struck liis eyeballs through the closed
lids, something hit him in the middle of
the chest with a terrible crash. He ran
forward at random, entangled liis feet in his
sword, stumbled and fell on his side. “God
bo praised; lam only bruised.” This was
bus first, thought, and he wanted to feel of
his breast, but his hands seemed ns if they
wore tied. A vise gripped his head, soldiers
ran lx-fore his eyes, and ho mechanically
counted them: “One, two, three soldiers,
and, besides, an officer who is losing his
cloak.” Anew light flashed; lie wondered
what hail fired. Was it a mqrtar or a can
non i Doubtless n cannon. Another shot,
more soldiers—five, six. seven. They
passed in front, of him, and suddenly ho be
came terribly afraid of lieing crushed by
them. He wanted to cry out, to say that
hi? was bruised, but his lips were dry, his
tongue was glued to the roofs of his mouth.
He had a burning thirst. He felt that his
breast was damp, and the sensation of this
moisture made him think of water. He
would have liked to drink that which
drenched him. “I must have knocked the
skin off in foiling,” he said to himself,
more and more frightened at the
idea of being crushed by the soldiers
who wore running ill crowds be
fore him. He tried again to cry out, “Tafte
me!” But instead of that he uttered a
groan so terrible that lie was frightened by
it himself. Then red sparks danced before
liis eyes; it seemed as if (he soldiers were
piling stones upon him. The sparks danced
more rapidly, the stones piled on him stifled
him more and more. He stretched himself
out, he censed to see, to hear, to think, to
feel. Ho had been killed instantly by a
niece of shell striking him full in tho
MARRIAGE BY PROXY.
A Spaniard Securea the Necessary Pa
pers to Marry by Proxy.
Front the Galveston Xeirs.
Sonic time ago Justice Spa in was called
upon to perform n marriage ceremony by
proxy, the lady in this instance being mar
ried by proxy to her betrothed in the City
of Mexico. This is a custom peculiarly
Spanish, and there is no instance on record
where a marriage was consummated in such
n manure in England or the United States.
Yesterday morning Justice Spann was busi
ly engaged in fixing up the papers for
another proxy marriage, this time for a
young Spaniard residing in Galves
ton, named Enrique Cayero Bt-nturo.
It appears that when he left the
picturesque town of Corunna some yea in
ago lie left his heart in keeping of Rosa
Marcot Erandiz of the same town, premis
ing that lie would either return in person
to claim her as his bride or marry ner by
proxy and have her transported across the
Atlantic. Justice Spann made out the nec
essary papers upon the young Spaniard's
application, and die papers will lie for
warded to Corunna, Spain, where the mar
riage will ho performed, tbo party acting us
proxy having hern already designated by
the voting Spaniard. After the marriage
has bren duly consummated in this manner
Rosa Marcot Erandiz will embark from
Corunna for Galveston, where she
will join her husband, although
having lieen married to him by
proxy with thousands of miles of
water flowing betweon them. In s|s-nk!ng
with it Men s reporter about flu* matter,
Honor Henturo, the prospective groom, said
that of course the priest and the church of
Spain did not regard such a proceeding in a
very wholesome light, but. had never inter
l*ised any serious objection to the ceremony,
us it was an old custom that was made use
of wherever the marriage ceremony could
not lie conveniently performed in the usual
way. lie said that the custom had been
found very convenient nt time i when the
cont racting parties happened to ho so situ
iiUs 1 that such a course lieemne necessary.
In his cose, he said, it was much
more convenient to marry liis lie
frothed by proxy than to go to
Corunna personally for tho ceremony. When
•deed why ha could not instrnot his ha
trothod to sail for Galveston and marry her
upon her arrival at this port, thus obvia
ting the necessity of a marriage by proxy,
he shrugged his shoulders, saving with a
smile that such was t lie custom of liis coun
try, and tliat, such an arrangement was far
more satisfactory than the one suggested by
the reporter, usually, ho said some person
age ot good social standing, und who was a
friend of the bride and groom, was selected
to act as the proxy, and that the party ac
cepting such a duty considered it quite an
honor. When handed the necessary papers
by Justice Simnn he went away smiling in
a very happy manner.
Jons fiREUsn, of Toronto, who was sentenced
to twenty-five Inshe.s on the hare lnu-k amt
received them, says he would rather take tlirre
years imprisonment lhan tuioihei- sm-ii heat leg.
lie l nought he could repress evon a sigh, hot at
the third stroke he yelled for un-rev
An act providing that no railroad which pays
n dividend of 10 per rent, on the par value of its
stock shall charge more Mian Zc. fare per mile
per passenger Ins hum passed unanimously by
the Sew Ftsmoshiie House of KenroAenfstives.
DECORATED BY HER 3TxVTE.
Why Brave Kate Shelley Wears a
Well-Worn Gold Medal.
KeieportaiUe <P,t.) Letter lo Pittsburg Dispatch.
To-day, at the house of a mutual friend I
wet a nineteenth century heroine —a young
girl who wears upon her breast a massive
gold medal that was presented to her by tho
Legislature of the State of lowa some years
ago. as a mark of its appreciation of her
wonderful courage and presence of mind.
Toll, erect and well proportioned, with lior
dark, bright eyes, rosy cheeks and clearly
cut features forming a charming picture of
strong, true American womanhood, Kate
Shelley, of Boone. la., is a girl that any
father of any State might, bo proud of. She
is to-day 2*2 years old, but she was only 10
when, by an act of daring bravery, she won
the admiration mnl gratitude of the people
of her native State and made her name
famous among them.
About dark on July 6, 1881, a wind and
rain storm of unparalleled severity hurst
over Kate Shelley’s home in the country,
near Honey Creek. Tlie Dos Moines river
rose six f<x*t, and every creek was over its
hanks in less than an hour. The window of
this girl’s room commanded a view of the
Honey Creek railroad bridge. Peering out
into the darkness, she saw, by the aid of the
vivid flashes qf lightning which at frequent
intervals illuminated the scone, that houses,
Inrn, fences, lumber arid everything porta
ble within reach of the flood had been car
ried away, while the wind swept by with
fearful and ever-increasing velocity, and
the waters coiitirnuxl quickly and steadily
Through the blackness and storm she saw
a locomotive headlight advancing swiftly in
the direction of the bridge which the flood
had borne away. A second later and the
light suddenly dropped down out of sight,
and though the roaring of tlie wind and
the water rondere 1 it impossible for her to
hear the frightful crash it must have made
she knew that a train of cars had plunged
into the abyss. There was no one at home
beside herself, save her mother and her lit
tle brother and sister, anil she knew that if
Help was to be given to the sufferers
and a warning conveyed to the
engineer of tho express train then
nearly due she must under
take tho awful task alone. Throwing an
old water-proof about lior shoulders, and
hastily lighting a lantern, she ventured
forth into tHe storm. The floed was far
above all roods and pathways to the water’s
edge, and sho soon realized that it would be
impossible to reach the wreck. Sho must,
try some other plan. A steep rocky bluff
led up to the track. She began to ascend it.
With her clothes torn to rags and her flesh
lacerated by the thick growth of hushes, she
at last reached the rails. There was still a
small portion of the bridge left. On her
hands and knees she crawled out on the re
maining ties to the last one, and holding on
with one hand for her life, she loaned over
the water as far os she could, and waving
her lantern, cried at the top of her voice.
From the black gull below there came in
answer faint accents of the engineer, who
told her it was a freight train that had gone
over and that, though badly injured, he had
saved himself from drowning by crawling
under some broken timbers. He believed
that all the other train hands had perished,
and advised her to proceed at once to the
nearest station, warn the approaching ex
press train of its danger and return with
help for him.
Retracing her steps, the young heroine
was soon hastening along the track with all
the speed she could make against tlie howl
ing tempos;, towards Moingona, a small sta
tion alxiut one mile from Honey Creek.
To reach that point she had to cross the
high trestle bridge over the Des Moines
river, ofiistaupe of 500 (eet. Her trembling
foot had scarcely taken its first step upon
the structure when a sudden and appalling
burst of thunder, lightning, wind and rain
nearly throw tier over into the water and at
the Same .time extinguished her light.
Matches would have been pow
erless to relight it in such a Hurricane,
evon if she had them, and she was now un
able to see even a hand’s length Ix-fore her,
except when a vivid flash of lightning re
vealed the raging waters beneath her or the
dark outline of the swaying bridge to which
she clung. Throwing away her lantern,
this dauntless American girl again dropped
on her hands and knees and thus made her
way through the darkness anil storm from
tie to tie over tho perilous trestle. Reach
ing llrm ground again, she soon covered the
short remaining distance to the station,
lireathlesily told her story and then fell in
a dead faint nt tho station agent’s feet.
Bueeor whs hastily dispatched to the suf
fering engineer in Honey Creek. Tele
grams went flying up and down the line,
notifying the railroad officials that the
bridge was gone.
Just on** minute after the bravo girl had
fainted, and while sho still lay unconscious,
the express train eauie rushing in. When
the passengers learned of the awful accident
from which they had been saved by the in
domitable courage o* one fragile girl, loving
hands took her uo tenderly, chafed the
torn and blooding limbs, laved the pallid
face and soon called her back to life again.
Then they collected for her a substantial
When the fame of brave Kate Shelley’s
exploit spread throughout her native State
men uni! women of nil classes united to do
her honor. Several subscriptions were
started for her benefit, and if money is ever
an adequate recompense for such heroism
sho has 1 iccn well rewarded for her bravo
conduct. The Legislature voted that a
medal should lx* given her to coinmemorato
her daring act and appointed a special com
mittee to press-lit it, tier heroism being made
tho theme of ninny eloquent speeches.
On the day when she received the mednl
from the bauds of the Legislative Commit
tee in the town of Boone, la., tho event
was celebrated in a manner which surpassed
any previous public demonstration held in
that State. A procession, niu-ii", speeches
and a banquet were features of the occasion,
on which not only the people of her native
State, but also many distinguished guests
from abroad united to do honor to brave
AN IMMENSE BRONZE.
The Great Buffalo’s Head Now Cooling
in the Mold.
Front the Few York Times.
The largest bronze costing ever attempted
in America was made nt E. Favy’s works,
n Forsyth street, yesterday. It is tho
imunmotU buffalo head designed by Ko
rneys, the sculptor, for the cast portal of
the new Union Pacific bridge across the
Missouri at Omaha, the model of which has
long attracted attention in one of Tiffany’s
Tho head measures II by 5 fret, the box
containing the sand ami plaster mold wax
22 by 22 by fifi feet. Some 4,500 pounds of
molten bronze wax poured into it. Some of
of the bronze manufacturers had said such
a huge easting could not be made at all, so
Mr. Fiivy recei veil many hearty congratu
lations from the representatives of various
brouzo castors who had gathered to witness
Tlirre small crucibles of molten metal
were first poured into the mold. The clouds
of steam rising from the white-hot js >. il, the
half nude attendants, and the rapidly rising
temperature in the little shop made a real
istic reproduction of the regions where
Orpheus went wife hunting. Tin* gas vents
in the mold were lighted, the fiery stream
from the big crucible was started, and in
three minutes the casting was u success so
far ns uny nuo can tell until the molds are
removed on Saturday. The little shop then
expects to exhibit ft bigger buffalo than
Buffalo Bill ever saw, and when the mam
moth cn-at lire rises on a great stone arch,
guarding the plains that, once were his own,
it promises to I< an imposing and worthy
example of American art.
This will not be the only copy of the
figure, however. A firm of electrotypers
have undertaken to make a reproduction
from the east, and it they sui-oeed it will lie
an even more remarkable mechanical
achievement than the bronze cast lig.
I. 0, O. 1.
Oglethorpe lAHlge No. 3. Live Oak Lodge No.
3, DeKalb Lodge No. 0, Haupt Lodge No. 58,
Golden Rule Lodge No. 12, are hereby requested
to assemble at t heir Lodge rooms at 8 o'clock
WEDNESDAY MORNING. Aug. 17th, to act as
escort to the Grand Lodge. Members ore ear
nestly requested to be punctual.
CANTON ( HATH VM \U. I. P. M., I. O. O. F.
Chcvelicrs: You arc earnestly requested- to
assemble at Odd Fellows'Hall WEDNESDAY
morning, 17th, at 8 o'clock sharp, to act as es
cort to Grand Lodge. Bv order of
DAVID PORTER, Commander.
A. N. Mancct, Clerk.
OGLETHORPE LODGE KO. 1. I. O. O. F
Members of this Lodge are hereby requested
to assemble at Lodge room promptly at 8
o’clok a. m. WEDNESDAY, the 17th inst., for
th** of escorting the Grand Lwlge from
headquarters to the Lrnlge room. There will bo
no meeting of this Lodge Wednesday evening.
By order of the N. G.
J. 11. l\. OSBORNE. Secretary.
LIVE OAK LODGE NO. 3, I. O. O. F.
The members of Live Oak Lodge will meet at
Lodge room WEDNESDAY morning, 17th inst.,
at 8:30 a. m.. to join in the procession to escort
the Grand Lodge. By order
J. H. HANLON, N. G. protem.
Attest: J. P. Collins, Secretary.
Di ll VLB LODGE YO. 9, I. O. O. F.
The members of the Lodge will meet at the
Lodge room WEDNESDAY morning at 8 o'clock
for the purpose of escorting the Grand Lodge of
Georgia to its place of meeting.
By order of H. W. RALL, N. G.
John Killy. Secretary.
GOLDEN RULE LODGE NO. 12. I. O. O. F.
Members of this Lodge are hereby requested
to assemble al Lodge room promptly at 8
o'clock a. m. WEDNESDAY, the 17th inst., for
the purpose of escorting the Grand Lodge from
headquarters to the Lodge room. There will be
no meeting of this Lodge Wednesday evening.
By order of FREI) EINSFELD, N. G.
I. F. McCoy, Secretary.
HAUPT LODGE NO. 58, I. O. O. F.
Brothers: You are earnestly requested to as
semble promptly WEDNESDAY morning at 8
o'clock at Lodge room, to act as escort to Grand
Lodge. A full attendance is expected.
By order of M. MENDEL, N. G.
A. N. MaNi'CY, Secretary.
A meeting,will be held on the fourth floor of
Oddfellow's Hall at 9 o’clock a. m. WEDNESDAY.
An address in behalf of the citizens will be de
livered by Hon. RUFUS E. LESTER, Mayor,
followed by P. G. J. U. SAUSSY for the Local
Lodges, response for the Grand Lodge by Grand
Master C. B. LaHATTE. The public are in
EXCURSION TO TYBEE.
Cars for the members of Grand Lodge and
visitors will leave from in front of the hall punc
tually at 3 p. M., city time.
J. H. 11. OSBORNE,
Chairman General Committee.
LOCAL BRANCH 117, O. I. 11.
Members of the above order are earnestly re
quested to attend an important meeting to-night
at hall over John Lyons.
Matters of great importance to he transacted.
G. A. GREGORY, C. J.
Clif O. Nitngezer, Accountant.
THE CHATHAM MUTUAL LOAN ASSO
The 67th regular monthly meeting of this
Association will beheld at the Metropolitan Hall
THIS (Tuesday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
R. D. GUFRAUD, President.
William D. Harden, Secretary.
Savannah, Aug. 16th, 1887.
Savannah, Aug. 16, 1887.
The following was served yesterday upon the
directors of the Jasper Mutual Loan Associa
The lx inks and papers of your Association,
late in my possession as Treasurer, but now in
possession of Mr. J. S. Wood, Jr., from which
are published statements in the press, which I
claim to is- erroneous and damaging in the ex
treme—said reports claimed to be furnished by
1 have now to demand what I claim as a plain
right that some competent expert, equally .satis
factory to you and myself, be employed by the
Association to examine the books and declare
the result. Maj. Joi'dati F. Brooks would be
satisfactory to me, and if the Association
should appoint him I would give him all the as
sistance in my power Yours, etc.,
DANIEL K. KENNEDY.
NOTICE TO H ATE 15-TAKE ID*.
OFFICE WATER WORKS, I
■Savannah, Aug. 16, 1887. f
The water will he shut off at 9 o'clock THIS
(Tuesday) MORNING iu the district included
from Hall to Waldburg street, and from Whita
ker to West Broad street; also from Gwinnett
to Duffy west of West Broad, and on Whitaker
from Gaston to Waldburg street for the purpose
of removing hydrant on Gwinnett street, and
putting in valve on Bolton st reel
A. X MILLER, Sup't.
BASE BILL TO-DAY
AMAT E U R S
BASE BALL PARK.
4:30 r. M.
Admission 25c. Ladies free.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street,
The Job Department of the Mornino News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING.
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
M A NUF ACTURING,
is the most complete in tlie South. 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 good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimate# from the MORNINO
NEWS STE AM PRINTING HOUSE Lsfore send
ing their orders abroad. J. 11. EBTILL.
I L.MKK'S MVl.il COIIKKI lim.
This vegetable preparation is Invaluable (or
ihe restoration of tone and strength to tbo sys
tem. For Dyspepsia. Constipation and other
Ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot bo
excelled. Highest prises awarded, and In
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask (or 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.
Ckntiuu K.mlroad Bavk. i
Savannah. Ga.. August K inSr, (
1 am instructed by the Board of Directors to
notify the public that this Untie i prepared to
do a general banking business ana solicits ac
counts. T. M. CUNNINGHAM.
Ail 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 A Bro., 74 Bay street, for regis
tration. By order of the Board of Directors.
CHAS. S. WOOD, Treasurer.
Savannali, Ga., Aug. 13, 1887. ,
City of Savannah, t
Office Clerk of Council, Aug. ti, 1887. S
All persons are hereby cautioned against
placing obstructions of any kind around or
about the public hydrants or lire plugs in this
city. Nothing that will obstruct or hinder the
Fire Department from having five access to
e-iid hydrants or plugs should he 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.
UK. HENRY' 6 COLBI.YG,
Office corner Jones and Drayton afreets.
WE REPRESENT THE WORLD RENOWNED
STEINWAY & SONS,
AVhose PIANOS are the best in this or any other
* country. They have no equals.
E. GABLER & BRO.’S
Are the very best medium*priced PIANO made.
Over s>,ooo now in use. We have sold so many
in this city alone that they are well and favora
G. Heyl’s Leipsic Pianos
Have been imported by us for several years,
and give most excellent satisfaction to many
purchasers. They are the cheapest and best
instruments for the money.
Ernst Rosenkranz, Dresden,
Makes a most teautiful and substantial PIANO.
One of the oldest firms in Germany, established
1797. We have just received the Agency.
The last two foreign makers produce PIANOS
which are bettor and oheapeu than the cheap
est low-price Pianos manufactured in this coun
We warrant all instruments we sell, being
thorough musicians ourselves we select nothing
but what wo can honestly recommend and
Schreiner’s Music Honse
CHAS. A. COX,
46 BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA.,
GALVANIZED IRON CORNICES
TIN ROOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
The only house using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work promptly
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metallic
Agent for Walter's Patent Tin Shingles.
Notice to Contractors.
I MRS for the building of the extension of the
> Eufaula and Clayton railroad from Clayton
to Ozark, forty miles more or less, will Ixs re
ceived by the undersigned, at his office in Sa
vannah, Ga., not later than Aug. 31st, 18S7.
Specifications, plans and profiles on tile at Sa
vannah, Ga. Right reserved to reject any or
all bids. M. S. BELKNAP,
General Manager c. R. R. and B. Cos.
PROPOSALS will be received at the
Ft office of the Custodian of th:* U. S. Custom
House at Savannah, Georgia and opened at 12
M. of the 22 I day of August, 1887, tor relaying
pavement, repairing and painting, in accordance
with speciticat ions, ia the above named building.
Each proposal must lx- accompanied by a cer
tified check for S2O. mad • payable to the order
of the Treasurer of tiie United States. The right
to reject any bids is reserved. The sjxx.'iflcations
can he seen, and any information obtained In
applying to JOHN F. WHEATON,
Proposals for Paving.
City of Savannah, Ga., )
Office of the City Surveyor,
July 29th, IRB7. )
I PROPOSALS will received until WEDNES
DAY, August 24th. at 8 o'clock r. m.,
directed t > Mr. F. E. Re barer, clerk of Council
of the city of Savannah, Ga.. for the paving of
that portion of Congress street in said city lying
between the east property line •f West Broaa
street and the west property line of Drayton
street; also, that portion of Ball street in said
city lying between the south line of Congress
street and the north line of r'tato street, being
a total area of about eight thousand square
Tho prouosals may be for granite, grawacke
or asphalt blocks or for sir* *t asphalt, the speci
fications of which will be th'* same as given by
the Engineer Dtsiummcut of the District of Co
lumbia in their report for liWi.
Any person desiring to bid upon tlie above
work, but use different specifications from those*
enumerated above, may do so provided that a
copy of the N]ie(.rincations upon which they bid
is enclosed w itb their bid.
All • ids for grawacke, granite or asphalt
blocks must lx* accompanied by .1 specimen of
the blocks intended to he used.
Separate bids will also be received for the fur
nishing and laying of about thirty-five hundred
running test of curbstone, of either blue stone
or granite uf the following dimensions: lour
inches broad, sixteen inches deop, and in lengths
of not less than five feet. The curbing to he
dressed on the ton ten inches from the top on
the front face and four inches from the top on
the roar face; to l* perfectly straight and
square .n the ends.
The right to reject any or nil bids is reserved.
For further information address
J. deBKCYN Koi-tf, Jr., 0. R ,
Acting City Surveyor.
DKUUS \N!> MET)I< I N I Eg,
Don’t Dolt! Don tbo Wiat?
AVHV don't walk our tony streets with that,
> nice dv.s* or suit of clothes on with Stain.)
or Grease Spots in, to which the Savannah dust
sticks *‘cl oat r than a brotiter," when
Japaneso Cleansing Cream
will lake them out clean as anew pin. 25c. a
bottle. Made only by
J. R. HALTTWANGER,
At ills Drill- Stores, Broughton and Drayton,
Whitaker anti Wayne streets.
CTOLKN from the Todd llice, 12 miles from
Waynreihoi o. Ha., on the night of August
nth. ON,; BLACK KWVIio.K <1 ARE M I LL,
sixteen hands high nml about nine yearn old
with umtsu il rrooke.l tun I 1,-.* When lytn
down la., h ixvuliar wav of first rising <v, her
front feet ana b nuetinies turning round before
Retting her mu I feet up as If w.-l, 1,1 i, ( >k 1
will pay jlili reward (oi her nud thief.
v\ AVMiAkcao. G> . Aai. I .', l.~r
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
CEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantic
O coast. Comfortable rooms, neatlv fur.
nished. Fare tho test the market affords.
Bathing suits supplied. Terms moderate
A SELECT FAMILY HOUSE,
15 EAST 11TH ST., NEAR STH AVE„ N. Y.
Well furnished, superior table.
Ladies traveling alone or with children receive
careful attention. PRICES AS REASONABLE
AS A BOARDING HOUSE.
pAFTAIN J. M. KINDRED, late of Calhoun.
V Georgia, and C. it. LEFTWICH, of Knox
ville, Tenn., Proprietors. Both commercial
travelers for years, and fully posted as to th*
wants of tho public. Come aud see ns.
NEW YORK BOARD.
1 7(1 7 AND 1,707 Broadway, corner 54th.
1 . I Vb 1 House kept by a Southern lady: loea.
tion desirable. Refers by permission to Col.
John Screven, Savannah.
'T'HQUSAND ISLANDS. Westminster Hotel,
I Westminster Park, Alexandria Bay, N. Y.—•
"Unquestionably the finest location in the
Thousand islands."- Harper's Magazine, Sept.,
1881. Send for descriptive pamphlet. H F
Mernational Steamship Cos. Line
“ Palace Steamers’'
Boston, Portland, East
port and St. John, N. 8.,
With Connections to all Parts of th*
PORTLAND DAY LINE.
Steamers leave Commercial AVharf, Boston,
8:30 a. si., every Monday, Wednesday and Fri
day for Portland, making the trip in 7 hours,
affording excellent coast scenery.
EABTPORT AND ST. JOHN LINE.
Steamers leave Boston 8:30 a. m., and Portland
sp. m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
for Eastport and St. John.
ST. JOHN DIRECT LINE.
A steamer will leave Boston every Thursday
at 8 am. for St. John direct.
A steamer will leave Boston every Monday and
Thursday at Ba. m. for Annapolis. N. S„ con
necting for Y’armouth, Digby, Halifax, etc.
J. B. COYLE, Jr., E. A. WALDRON,
Manager. Portland, Me. Gen. Pass. Agt.
Central Railroad of Georgia. i
General Passenger Department, V
Savannah, Aug. 15th, 1887. |
$2 oO FOR THE ROUND TRIP.
T HAVING SAVANNAH at 8:20 p. m. on SAT
URPAY, AUG. 20th. Tickets good to re
turn on any passenger train until WEDNES
DAY. AUG. 24th inclusive.
Ticket* will be on sale at City Ticket Office,
20 Bull street, and at Depot.
J. C. SHAW, GEO. A. WHITEHEAD.
Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent.
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NEW HOTEL TOGNI*
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella*
Baths, Etc. $2 .V) p* $3 per day.
DUB’S SOK3VBN HOUSE
r I''HIS POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (tho only one in the
city ) and has been remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patn mage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. Tho table of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can alford.
THE MORRISON HOUSE. ~~
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in th*
VFFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
w ith pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those svishing table, regular or transient accom
inodationß. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House.
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
Northern Apples, Cabbage. Potatoes,
Red and Yellow Onions, Lemons, Lemons,
Eastern Hay, Western Hay,
Corn, Oats, Bran, Eyes, Feed Meal,
Field Seed, Feed and Table Peas.
Get our carload prices on GRAIN aijd HAY.
169 BAY ST,
1,1 C M O IST S
30,n0n bushels CORN, 15,000 bushels OATS,
HAY, BRAN. GRITS. MEAL,
Grain and Hay in carload a specialty.
COW I’KAS, all varieties
RUST PROOF OATS.
Our ST(H.IK FEED is prepared with great care
and is just the thing lor Horses aud Mules in'-
tins weather. Try it.
T. P. BOND & CO.,
I.W T5.-IV street.
WISER ANI LIQUORS.
B Select Whisky Slh)
Baker Whisky 4 Pf
Imperial Whisky 3 00
l’iiieapi>; .* Wniiiky 2. I**
North Carolina (.'urn Whisky 6, Hi
Old Bye Whisky 1 N>
Bum- New England and Jamaica..Si V) to tlO
Hye ami Holland Uiu 1 Ru to and u
Brandy—Domestic and Cognac l 50 to ti <w
Catawba Wine $1 C/ to $1 M
Blackberry Wine. 1 (>,) to 1 •**)
Madeira, l’cru* and Sherry* 1 fiO to JUO
PIJEASK GIVE ME A (‘ALL.
A. H. CHAMPION.
For Rent or For Said,
r pHAT DESIRABLE RESIDENCE southcaal
corner of Gaston and Abercorn streets. Fol
particulai; apply to
HRNRV BLUN. Blun's BulWuul