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2 THE YOUNG NAPOLEON 11. THRILLING STORY OF HENRY S. IVES, EX-FINANCIER. Wtartlngr in the Street 'vas Luckier than Ward— Getting- 0 > itrol of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton- The Baltimore and Ohio Deal-Bor rowing Millions. 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 C. Doremus. THE FIRM. 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 ings. 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 sign. 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. BORROWING MILLIONS. 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 Russian Novelist. 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 breast. 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 to rise. 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 purse. 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 ICute Shelley. 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 windows. 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 liis experiment. 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. MEETINGS. 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. PUBLIC .MEETING. 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 vited. 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 CIATION. SERIES "B.” 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. SPECIAL NOTICES. A CARD. Savannah, Aug. 16, 1887. The following was served yesterday upon the directors of the Jasper Mutual Loan Associa tion: 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 Mr. Wood. 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 —vs.— WARRENS, —AT— 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, embracing I 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 descriptions. 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. NOTH K 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. C“ b>r. SPECIAL NOTICES. NOTICE. 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. , SPECIAL NOTICE. 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 rigidly enforced. By order of the Mayor. FRANK E. REBARER, Clerk of Council. UK. HENRY' 6 COLBI.YG, DENTIST Office corner Jones and Drayton afreets. PIANOS. PIANOS! WE REPRESENT THE WORLD RENOWNED FIRM OF 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 bly known. 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 try. We warrant all instruments we sell, being thorough musicians ourselves we select nothing but what wo can honestly recommend and vouch for Schreiner’s Music Honse CORNICES. CHAS. A. COX, 46 BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA., —MANUFACTURER OF— GALVANIZED IRON CORNICES AND TIN ROOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. The only house using machinery in doing work. Estimates for city or country work promptly furnished. Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metallic Paint. Agent for Walter's Patent Tin Shingles. PROPOSALS WANTED. 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, Custodian. 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 yards, 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. STOLEN. $25 REWARD. 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. WALKER VoCATHERN. v\ AVMiAkcao. G> . Aai. I .', l.~r SUMMER RESORTS. Ocean House 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 THE BRISTOL. 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. CENTRAL HOTEL," ROME, GEORGIA. 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 INGLEHART, Proprietor. EXCURSIONS. Mernational Steamship Cos. Line OF “ Palace Steamers’' BETWEEN Boston, Portland, East port and St. John, N. 8., With Connections to all Parts of th* Provinces. 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. ANNAPOLIS LINE. 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. | EXCURSION TO Augusta, Ga. $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. - -- "■■■■—■■■■"■a HOTELS. 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. B. Proprietor. 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* South. 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. APPLES Northern Apples, Cabbage. 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