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GEO RGIA'S_STAT E ROAD.
ME. DEAN CONTINUES HIS SPIfECH
IN FAVOR OF SELLING.
Many Strong Points Made in Behalf of
His Measure—Mr. James Opposes
the Sale and Defends thp Constitu
tionality of State Ownership—The
Proposition to Teach Hygiene in the
Atlanta, Ga.. Aug. 18.—In the Senate
to-day consideration of the Brady bill, the
special order for to-day, was deferred to
next Wednesday, and the debate on the
Dean bill was continued, with Mr. Dean on
the floor. He believed the minority report
must be a dream. The arguments are
without reason. Their claim that the sale
of the road and payment of the public del t
will impair the State’s credit is uno of the
strongest. The State is paying in interest, j
on its debt, more than the income on j
this property. That the State's credit will 1
be impaired by wiping out the pub- j
lie debt, is a proposition he could
not understand. Another objection
is that the educational fund w ill Is- decreas
ed, and hazard and cripple the whole educa
tional system of the State. The argument
is fallacious. If Georgia, burdened with a
great debt, with an annual interest to pay
of #175,000 more per annum than the in
come on this road, has built up and sup
ported a school system, will she not l>e bet
ter able to support and maintain the system
with this deb; wiped out and no interest to
pay? It will be merely a change of funds,
for the #150,000 now given the school fund
#150,00u must bo taken out of the tax funds
and paid on the public debt.
FAVORS A BETTER SCHOOL SYSTEM.
He said he was in favor of a better and
higher school system, and that would he one
ol the good results of the bill. On the mat
ter of betterments, the sjieaker said that if
it Ik- true, as claimed by the minority re
port, that the bill encouraged the idea of
paying betterments, he would as earnestly
oppose the measure as any one, but that fs
not true. There is nothing in the bill that
anticipates the payment of the betterments.
You cannot force such a construction.
This proposition under the bill was
to commit the State to the contrary
gosition and stand by it. The
rate has the right to receive the road ns it
is today, with all the improvements that
are in the nature of fixtures. On the ques
tion of railway stock, as much as the State
could presume to sell or deliver would be
#600,000, the amount of the rolling stock
owned by the Stats- in the original inven
tory. The minority report claims that the
sale of the road would tie opposed to the
express-i will of a large majority of the
people of Georgia When this ques
tion was discussed before the
people the facts were not
fairly brought out. Since they
have been brought, out, the people do not
feci themselves bound by an expression of
opinion made by them some time ago, and
in the light of reason will now favor the
NOT A BAD BUSINESS POLICY.
The last objection is that the sale at the
price fixed would be a bad business policy.
To this Mr. Dean replied that the price
would extinguish the State- debt, would re
duce the State tax. and save the cost and
expense of collecting it. The argument
needed no reply. It was also claimed by
the minority that it is not the time to sell
the road. Why not? The lease is about to
expire, and as a business proposition
we should l-e prepared so that the State lv>
not forced into either a lease or sale. There
can tie no argument upon that issue. It is
saiii bv som- that the pri-e is too high, and
by others that it is too low. Mr. Dean
made a rapid inventory of the road with
the terminal properties in Atlanta and
Chattanooga, to show that the minimum
price fixed in the bill was entirely justifiable.
Tu>* time has passed, if it ever were right,
when the State should build and oporate
railroads. Private wealth and individual
enterprise can now accomplish these things
and find them profitable investment;. The
State should let them alone.
THE MIXOKITY’B VIEWS.
Mr. Jam*n. of the Thirty-sixth duitrict,
who signed the minority report, in his argu
ment against the bill, said he had been un
able to see in the Federal or State constitu
tion anything to prohibit either the State or
Federal government owning, maintaining or
operntmg a railroad. These constitutional
questions did not come before the jieople
when the Senator from the Forty-second
was elected, but, on the contrary, when he
asked for their suffcrago he claimed t hat lie
was opposed to the sale of the State road.
He believed the people of Georgiu were op
posed to the sale of the rood. None of the
great statesmen of Georgia have ever frnuid
any constitutional objections to the State's
owning the road. It was left for the Sena
tor from the Forty-second district to find
constitutional objections which escaped
Alexander Stephens and Herschel V. John
son. It is not true that the road corrupted the
politics of Georgia from 1850 to now. The
Executive, Legislature and Judiciary huvo
stood as high as any in the Union. The
speaker esteemed it a pleasure to stand in
his place and deny that legislation has
been corrupted by this road, Georgia’s
Henators ami Representatives will compare
favorably with any State in the Union.
What Executive of Georgia has ever been
corrupted by the Stale road !
AS GOOD AS THE BEST.
The executive department of this State,
before, during, anil since the war, lias been
as well managed a* that of anv State in the
South. Since the war the property of the
State has increased from ?1!U,2h5,521 to
8&41,OUO.OOD in ISB7, and the Stato is going
on and on to a greatery prosjierity. The
charge of corruption is u reflection on the
State which cannot lie sustained. The op
position to this bill is prompted by no other
motive than the conviction that tho bill
Is wrong, and we propose to stand by what
we believe is to the best interests of Geor
gia, and the future pros|>eritv of the State.
There is a logical reason for the opposition
to the bill, and it is founded on honesty and
patrinti.,m The total cost of the read to the
people of Georgia was £'>,570,000 What
has it puid the State? It has iiid a hand
some income ever since its completion to
Chattanooga. Mr. James reviewed the finan
cial nianegeinent of the road up to the time
of the lease showing that the road lias always
been profitable, even though in certain
years, owing to bad management, the State
did not get the lienetit of it.
ONLY ADVOCATING THE RIGHT.
The said lie wus simply advocat
ing whut he believed wus right, and, in lii.s
judgment, the best interests of Georgia, and
be was not to lie turned from that,'position,
as the gentleman from the Forty second had
been, by tbe influence of newspapers. The
people thein.'hos have olreaey spoken on
this subject ut tile polls and they opposed the
sale of the road. In answer to the argu
ment that competing lines were depreciat
ing the vuluo of this property, the
speaker said let these compet
ing lines be built. The State road
will always boa paying nro|ierty. Tho busi
ness of the rood is now double what it was
when the Haul Tennessee. Virginia and
Georgia road was built. Tlie speaker re
ferred to the remark made bv Mr. Dean
that, the minority report was like a dream,
and said the Senator's course, when he was
elected to the Legislature on a platform of
opposition to the sale of the road, wus more
like a dream thuu is his position now in in
troducing the bill advocating the sale. The
lieople of Georgia don’t want to part with
this property. Let us stand by
them and their rights. If the
profierty is sold under this
bill he predicted that when tbe year 11115
comes the State will have no road, no revo
pjie from tbe road, and will be ns badly in
debt us now. This property will increase in
value every year, and in 11115 it. is hnpoasihle
to say what it will be worth. He was satis
fied that the price fixed in the bill is far
below its real value. The Satiate then
In the House.
In the House to-day the Committee on
j Agriculture made an adverse report on the
; bin toelect the Commissioner of Agriculture
jby the people. There was also a minority
Air. Hunt, of Ilanco’k. a resolu
i tion relieving the Houso special committee
j to investigate and report upon the manage
| rnent of the lunatic asylum from the per
formance of that duty, because a sub
committee of the regular committee on the
Lunatic Asylum had been charged with it.
He contended that the appointment of the
special committee was a reflection upon
the regular committee. The fact
was brought out that the sub-committee
appointed at the last sj-ssion to make an in
vestigation did not have a quorum, only
two of its. members meeting at MiUedge
ville, and did n t make the Investigation.
They agreed as to this fact, but differed as
to some of the reasons given. Mr. Hunt
contended that if the House distrusted its
regular committee the proper course was to
appoint anew committee.
Mr. Kenan insisted that the late investiga
tions made were mere shams. He related
the circumstances under which the special
committee was appointed, and content led
that the proper time for opposing its ap
pointment was 1-efore the ordering and ajs
pomtment of the committee. He insisted
that he had for months been trying to in
duce the regular committee to make the in
vestigation without success, and that there
were matters at the asylum that ought to
lie investigated. The resolution was lost.
The special order was a bill to amend
section 1-501 of the Code to require study of
physiology and hygiene in the public schools
as relates to the effects on the system of
Mr. Candler, of DeKalb, proposed to
amend by adding terrapinology am i opposed
the whole bill on the ground that it was
unconstitutional and could be productive
of no practical good. He contended
that the teaching of hygiene, or the effects
of alcoholic stimulants, did not come within
the constitutional limitation of teaching, in
the public schools, to the elementary
branches of an Engjisli education. Ho com
mented in a humorous way upon examina
tions in hygiene in other States, and upon
the medical terms used in such examina
tions. He concluded by withdrawing his
FAVORED BY THE WOMEN.
Mr. C'alx-in read a petition from the State
officers of the Woman’s Temperance Associ
ation in favor of the passage of the bill.
Mr. Harrison, of Quitman, supported
the bill as requiring instruction that ought
to tie given to children, instruction intended
to make them healthier and hotter men.
He sniil such instruction inet th* l approval
of scientific men every where, and he favored
giving it a trial.
Mr Harrell, of Webster, elaborated the
objection of Air. Candler that the bill was
inconsistent with the constitution, which re
stricted teaching in the public schools to the
elementary branches of an English educa
tion. He also insisted that the bill would Vie
impracticable in its operation, because none
but physicians could stand a satisfactory
examination on hygiene and sanitation, and
Is- competent, to be chosen as teachers.
Mr. McCord, of Richmond, offered a pro
viso that the Ixioks on hygiene shall he fur
nished to children without cost. lie thought
the i-onstitational objection was a good one,
and that the requirement of the books to lie
furnished free might, restrict the experi
ment. On the vote the bill r.us lost.
The following new bills were introduced:
By Mr. Howell, of Fulton—To change the
name of the Atlanta Insurance Company to
the Atlanta Banking Company.
Also releasing M. C. Martin, as security
on the bond of Allen Johnson.
By Mr. Cliapiieil, of Muscogee—To amend
Section 49! of the Code.
By Mr. Vezcy, of Taliaferro—To authorize
the Georgia Electric, Mining and Improve
ment Conqiany of Taliaferro county to con
struct branch lines of railroad, etc.
By Mr. Font.', of Bartow—To amend an
act to establish a eitv court of Bartow.
By Mr.Coggin, of'Banks—To prohibit the
sale of spirituous or malt liquors within
three miles of the Gildersville Baptist
church in Banks county.
Measures on third reading fared as fol
The resolution of Mr. Arnheim to appro
priate #US to the Jackson Light Artillery,
of Albany, to reimburse them for money
expanded in mounting and repairing cannon
belonging to the State, passed.
For the bill introduced by Mr. West, of
Habersham, to prescribe the gazette in
which county officers shall advertise, the
Committee on Printing reported as a sub
stitute a bill to regulate official advertising.
The substitute constitutes tho Ordinary,
Sheriff and Clerk of the Sup-rior Court a
board to select the gazette for their county,
and requires all legal advertisements to tie
published in the gazette so selected.
Mr. Harrison offered an am -ndment giv
ing the advertisements to the wiper having
the largest bona fide circulation in tho
county in counties where there aro two
papers. This amendment was rejected anil
the bill was lost.
BAVANNAn’s POST OFFICE SITE.
The general Judiciary Committeereimrtcd
favorably flit' hill to code to the United
States jurisdiction over land in Havuuimli
for a post office.
A favorable report was made on the hill
to establish the boundary line lietween the
States of Georgia and Tennessee.
The Railroad Committee decided this af
ternoon to re|>ort favorably the bill char
tering the Savannah, Macon and Binning
ham railroad, with an amendment that it
shall not run within ton miles of any other
constructed road, and that the charter is
void if the Savannah, Dublin and Western
shall complete and operate 100 miles by Oct.
10, 1888. U
The Penitentiary Committee this after
noon reconsidered its action of yesterday on
the Ini I for a board of pardons, which was
The Governor to-day signed the act
amending section 3010 (6) of the Code so as
to provide for annual revision of the jury
lists in counties having towns of 10,000 or
more inhabitants. He has also signed
the resolution urging upon Congress the
improvement of the Flint, Chattahoochee
and Apalachicola rivers. He has alio
signed tin'resolution for the relief of the
Norwich Union Fire Insurance company, of
A ROW AT THE RACES.
Errors in Posting a Horse Give the
Bookmakers a Soft Thing
New York, Aug. 18. —At Monmouth
Park to-day the enjoyment of the day wus
marred by an exceedingly unpleasant bet
ting dispute and disturbance in front of the
judges’ stand. For the selling race. The
Bourbon, though marked as a starter on the
board, was erroneously scratched in the
lotting ring. At ' the lasi minute
he was marked as a sturtcr, and l ets went
on him. As luck laid it The Bourbon won.
Then a shout arose as all the people who hail
backed Luna Brown, who finUued second,
claimed thut The BourUiii was not n starter
when they bet their money. The judges de
cided that Bourbon finished first , and Luna
Brown second, and that bets should Lx- jiaid
This of course was a decision greatly in
favor of the liooknmkers, us ouly a few of
them bod laid against The Bourbon. Two
linns, fridge & Cos., and Appleby & John
son acted honorable and announced that
they wouhl pay Luna Brown and Relax bets
up to the time The Bourbon was marked as
a starter. Tho attendance was very large,
the wuather flue and the truck good. Fol
lowing is a summary:
First lUcr. -Three-quarters of a mile. Cy
clops won. with Hess second,and Salisbury third.
Skcoko Rack-Three-quarters of a mile.
Omaha won. with Tourmaline second, and
Taragon thir l. Time 1:1791
Tiiikp Haci!- Mile and a half. Virenzi won.
Almv was tbe ouly other starter Time v!:*
Kocbth Hack Mile and an eighth. Conne
mara won, with Rupert second, uml ITcciosu
third. Time 1: .Via!.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1887.
Fifth Racf Three-quarters of a mile. Slum
tier won. with Pyramid second ami Larchmont
third Time 1:1714-
Sixth ILk k--Seven-eighths of a mile. The
Bourbon wou. with Lima Brown second and
Relax ihir.l Time 1:31.
Seventh Rack— Steeplet-ha-*' over the short
coin's, itef-ree won, with If ercules second and
Littlefellow third. Time 3:0?
A POSTPONEMENT AT SARATOGA.
Saratoga, Aug. 18. —To-day's races were
postponed until to-morrow on account of
AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE.
Gov. Gordon Urges that Georgia be
Properly Represented at the Centen
nial Celebration of the Constitution
Executive Office, (
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 15, 1887. i
To the People of Georgia: Th" centen
nial celebration of the adoption of the con
stitution will be held at Philadelphia on
Sept. 15, 111 and 17.
The fifteenth day is set apart for a pro
cessional industrial display, illustrating the
progress of the country in the last one hun
The sixteenth will he devoted to a grand
military parade by the troops of the differ
ent States and Territories, accompanied hy
their rospecti ve Governors with their staffs,
and by detachments from the army and
navy of the United States.
The special services of commemoration
will occur on the 17th, at which the Presi
dent of the United States will preside, and
an oration will be delivered by Justice
Miller, of the Supreme Court of the United
This brief outline will indicate the princi
pol features of the eelebral ion.
One hundred years ngo. on Keb. 10, 1787,
at Augusta, the General Assembly of Geor
gia appiinted Commissioners to the Consti
tutional Convention called to meet at Phila
delphia. Under the articles of confedera
tion the general government was wanting
in dignity, energy, credit and that great es
sential of all governments—the power to en
force its own decrees. The confederation
was discordant: liankruptey was almost
universal; |x:pular discontent was increas
ing. and the prospect for stable Republican
government was most discouraging. At
this critical juncture, Virginia inaugurated
the movement for a stronger government
ami a more (lerfeet union, by granting
I lowers which experience had demonstrated
could not Is* exercised bv the States.
The convention met in Philadelphia in
May, 1787. Its presiding officer was George
Washington. Many of its members were
distinguished for public services, for practi
cal knowledge, and in the science of govern
ment, as well as for disinterested patriotism.
No assemblage was. ever better fitted to
carry out the great purposes of its convoca
tion. No great purpose was ever so success
fully accomplished by a deliberative body.
The constitution which it adopted has been
for 100 years the charter of American
liberties. It established a system of federa
tive union capable, of illimitable expansion,
with perfect safety as long as the Federal
government and the States kept within
their appropriate spheres
This centennial will be the grand jubilee
of the po: ile of these States. Occurring in
Philadelphia, which is so full of revolution
ary memories and associations, the occasion
wfl! lie a tit one for increasing attachment
to tho Union, forgetting all swfional differ
ences in recalling the teachings and the
lalxirs of the fathers of the republic. It is
eminently proper that Georgia should lie
represented at this great gathering of the
States. No State in this Union can more
appropriately, or with more patriotic zeal
join in the jubilee than Georgia She bore
her full share in the formation of the fed
eral constitution. When the call for n con
vention was made, she promptly responded.
When the constitution was submitted she
promptly ratified it. She was one of
the three States, I believe, in
which not a single vote was re
corded against it. Whilst the great States
of New York, Massachusetts and Virginia
were discussing its provisions, debating eon
ditionnl acceptances, and urging amend
ments, Georgia accepted the constitution as
it came from the hands of its framers—ar.d
in the hundred years which have followed
she lias never violuted ono of its provisions
nor abandoned one of its principles. The
Executive of the State has no fund which
he can appropriate to secure a proper repre
sentation a* Philadelphia. Nor has the
legislature the authority to make an ap
proprintion for such a purpose. I have
therefore doomed it proper to call the at
tention of the people to the subject with the
view to excite their interest ana to ask their
When the constitution was adopted Geor
gia was a wilderness. Her population
fringed the coast and tho Sa van nail river,
and were in perpetual danger from power
ful bauds of hostile Indians. Her wealth
consisted in rude tenements, in a vast, and
fertile but uncultivated territory, and in
the high resolve to conquer all obstacles
and make successful free government on
this continent. Her churches, her school
houses, her means of communication and
all her appliances of civilization combined
did not equal those enjoyed at this day by
n single neighborhood in a single county!
Now she is a great populous common
wealth, rich in all things that constitute a
State anil feeling each day the impulse of a
greater and nobler development.
Notwithstanding the momentous social,
political and economic problems with which
she has lieen confronted in the last quarter
of that century, she may safely challenge
comparison with any of the great States of
the union in the average financial inde
pendence of her oitißens, of all nvecations
and of I Kith colors, in the small percentage
of jiuuperism and of erimo, in the registered
numlierof pupils (white and colored), of her
public schools in the proportion to pallia
tion, in the number and seating capacity of
her churches, in th<> peace and good order
of her society, in the impartiality and purity
of her courts, and in the loyalty of her sons
to the cardinal principles of the constitu
tion anil to the union of these States under
I respectfully urge upon the |>eople to aid
in having this State fairly represented at
Philadelphia, so fur as this may lie practica
ble. through her military organizations and
bv furnishing such evidences as wo may ho
ntde to present, of her marvelous recupera
tion ana material progress.
If the names of proper representatives are
furnished me, I will appoint full delega
tions from the different counties and asso
ciations. J. B. Gordon, Governor.
MRS. FELTON THANKS HIM.
Mr. Porter Stocks Receives a Pleasant
Letter Other Congratutatloua.
The case made agninst Porter Stocks in
the Police Court at Atlanta last Saturday
night, becuuso of his light with 11. I'. Mc-
Caitiie, tlie North Carolina tobacco drum
mer, who made an offensive remark about
Mrs. Felton, has not been disjiosed of and
cannot be until McCainie turns up.
The drummer has gone.
Since t he difficulty Mr. Stocks lias ri'cei ved
hundreds of compliments for tbe course lie
pursued, and has had a dozen letters from
iodine Among the ladies who luive written
Mr. Stocks is Mrs. Felton. With Mix Fel
ton's letter Mr. Stocks received a beautiful
handmade silk Ixxlquilt which she hud laid
a wav. Mrs. Felton appreciates Mr. Stocks'
conduct very highly, and in her letter says:
At Home. Aug. 15, 1887.
.l/u Peer Mr. Stork*:
Let your friend thank you with all her heart
for your brave words In her behalf:
May God bless you and yours!
1 ruunot Imagine w hat I haie done or am sup
posed to have done that should incur such hos
tility from low-creuturrH in and out of the Leg
islature. lain sure t never gave either the
"dew drop from Sumter,'' or the North Carolina
drummer, a word of provocation In my life;ami
I eertalrdy did not bring my name into the no
tice of either by any act of my own.
Hut the wine ns -in dead beats uiv furious that
their gam.' is blocked and will lure- any traino
who cau lie !(ought to do or attempt to do w hat
they dare uot attempt to do themselves
Give my love to that dour young wife of yours
and to your good father and mother and as noon
•* you get able, come to see me Hint 1 may help
fliwn in mirv>> von mgiiiiil nnrl ui>)l
1 send you a little reminder made with my
fingers, of mv gratirade ihv express! and when
the nights lire chilly—let it rest on your feet—
which carry the bravest young soul I Enow of,
who is an honor to himself ami to those who
love and admire his honor and chivalry. Truly
your friend. R. A. Felton.
McCainie, before having the city, wrote
Mr. Htoeks a letter, in which he acknowl
edged the error he hail made, and for
which ho apologized. Wednesday he re
ceived a second letter from the drummer, in
which be said:
Mv Dear Kir and Friend—l promised in my
note of last night to write you I am rest.ag
o’k My eyesight is almost ruined. You need
fear no trouble. lam away till four months. I
hone you will pot. be troubled any further hy the
police. Write me. Your friend. R. C. Me.
Fact and Fancy About the Fan.
From the Albany Expret*.
An observant young woman remarks: “I
have been struck by the cheapness as well as
beauty of many of the fans displayed in the
sh(s) windows this season, and as the fan is
notably a warm weather instrument it
seems desirable to have it convey by its ar
tistic design a sense of refreshment to the
eye. Foy myself, I have no enjoyment in
using a fail’ it always seems to me as if the
heat created by swinging the arm to keep it
in motion was greater than the coolness tem
porarily given to the face by this exertion.
In fact, the survival of the fan indicates the
power of association; the fact that it was
formerly supposed to possess a cooling in
fluence being more potent than scientific
evidence that it is a heater and an irritant.
Habit lias made its use independent of the
temperature, women especially availing
themselves of it at. all seasons and under all
circumstances, and from certain indications
which I have noticed the fan is becoming
much os it was in the days of the Spectator
—an instrument of flirtation and a danger
ous heguilement of young, and even old,
On a Broad Guage.
From the Brunetrick (Ga.) Herald.
The Savannah Morning News is a big
paper, an excellent journal, one of the best
m the South. Wise, conservative, running
on n broad gauge, it is nodiscredit to follow
usually where it leads. The Herald is
ready to admit that it does so pretty gener
ally, except when it launches out on its
favorite hallucination that Savannah is a
seaport. There we differ.
Bradford's County Seat
Starke, Fla.. Aug. 18.—Starke’s ma
jority over Lake Butler, in the court houso
election yesterday, was ;£>
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Fair weather, preceeded by local
Jrain in eastern portion, variable
winds, stationary temperature in
the southern portion, slightly warmer in
the northern pi irtion.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. Aug. 18. 1887, and the mean of same day for
Departure j Total
Mean Tempf.rati rf. from the Departure
— —— l Mean Since
for 15 years Aug. 18. TT.j -i- or Jan. 1,1887.
80 0 83 0 i -|- 8 0 i— <22 0
Comparative rainfall statement
|M Daily Amount
10 Years. 18 87. j or _ Jan lf
36 00 .36 | l.BO
Maximum tenqieraturo 0,3.6, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. tji. yesterday (Augusta tiinel
was 9 4 feet—a rise of 0.1 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing op. m., Aug. 18 1887. 75th Meridian
Districts. | Average.
Nave 'stn >f slax Min - R*in
tioM.i Tem P ,Tem P faU
1. Wilmington j -’0 |92 70 .51
3. Charleston 8 94 73 .29
3. Augusta 12 j .92 70 .82
4. Savannah 13 1 96 74 .02
5. Atlanta 11 90 72 25
6. Montgomery | 8 : 94 74 03
7. Mobile j 9 94 70 02
8. New Orleans 14 30 72 .50
9. Galveston |2l !96 74 .06
10. Vicksburg | 5 jBB j 78 60
11. Little Rock ! :i 92 j7O *T
12. Memphis 10 90 70 03
Averages j I
138 Broughton St.
Positive Clearance Sale
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Those* wishing to buy real, live bargains can
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Your orders we respectfully solicit.
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The Savannah Weekly News.
For Saturday, Aug. 20, 1887.
First Page —“ Rock of Ajges;" Morniijg News
Library No. 2i\, “Nora of the Adirondack*,”
Chapters XXII., XXIII.. XXIV.; Whittier's
Homo at Oak Knoll; H** Finally Recognized
Her ; The Cruise of the Sioux, a Modern Voyage
of Exploration and Discovery, Illustrated;
Project for Crossing the Ocean in Pneumatic
Second Page—Dr. Felton Gives the Man From
Sumter a Terrible Scathing; The Marietta and
North Georgia Bond Investigation; Cleveland
Invited to Macon; Falling Walls Kill Three Fire
men; How the Crops Show Up: Thrilling Story
of an El Paso Man; A Row at Chautauqua; Poli
tics and the Negro; Minor Telegraphic News
Third Page— Details of the Greatest Loss of
Life Known in Railroad History; Ives Assigns;
A Tilt Over the Pacific Roads; Cleveland's Plans;
Baldwin Falls a Thousand Feet; Langston Mur
der case; Executed by Shooting; Poison in a
Prima Donna's Tea.
Fourth Page. —Mr. Simmons, of Sumter,
Replies to Dr. Felton, of Bartow; Macon Notes;
Milledgevillc Aroused; Big Tax on Wine Rooms;
The Flood Causes Widespread Destruction of
the Rice Crops; Condition of the Sea Island
Crop on August 1; Wonderful Surgical Opera
tion on a Horse.
Fifth Page —Further Details of the Terrible
Railroad Accident in Illinois; A Similar Acci
dent Near Albany, Ga.: America's Irish Funds;
Chattanooga Excited Over the Discovery' of
Natural Gas; Utes In War Paint; hire Eating up
Millions; Georgia's legislature; Wild Cat In
surance: Tallahasse * Topics.
Sixth Page— lnvestigating the Illinois Rail
road Disaster; Langston's Jury'; Railroad Enter
prises: Some Interesting Statistics About New
England Old Maids; Athens Notes; Riddle
berger's Big Row; Georgias Legislature; A
Button Saves a Young Woman from Being a
Murderess; Minor Telegraphic News Items.
Seventh Page— Agricultural Department:
August Work in Florida; Time to Soty Grass
Seeds; Value of Farm Pr.>diicts; Strength of
Timber; Asparagus Culture: Household; Farm
and Stock Notes; Popular Science. The Weather
Crop Bulletin of the Signal Office: Farmers
Said to Have Lost $30,000,000 by Drought;
Thomas Wool folk Sick and Sad; Cleveland's
Coming; Hanged While in a Faint.
. Eighth Page.— Rev. Tnlmage Drags Bigotry
from Its Cave and Rips Off Its Hide; Incen
diarism Not the Cause of the Illinois Railroad
Horror; Ferdinand Installed as Ruler of Bulga
ria; Dead on the Track: Mrs. Cleveland at
Church; Cost of a Swell Wardrobe; Mark
Twain's References; A Law to Prevent Padding
Ninth Page —English Conservatives Unable
to Put on a Bold Front: Chats worth's Crash:
An Embezzler Steals on the Advice of a Law
yer; The Interstate Convention of Farmers at
Atlanta Addressed by Henry W. Grady; Ute In
dians in Full War Paint; Minor Telegraphic
Tenth Page- The News in Georgia, gathered
from Correspondents and Exchanges.
Eleventh Page— Round About in Florida;
South Carolina Items; An Innocent Man Jailed;
Georgia's Legislature; Bridges Washed Away:
Florida's Metropolis Contracts for Cruisers:
Section Hands to Blame for the Illinois Railroad
Horror; Minor Telegraph News Items.
Twelfth Page— Editorial: Why Murder is
Common; The State Agricultural Society: How
to Make Prohibition Successful ; The Dean Bill:
The Hip Pocket Evil; Divine Healing on
Island; The August Crop Report. Saving Hay;
A Startling Prediction; Brief Telegraphic Sum
Thirteenth Page—A Murderer's Sentence
commuted: Shot While Hunting; A Boiler Ex
plodes; Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows in Session;
The Central Pool Completed; Grave Charges
Against Treasurer Daniel R Kennedy; The
Fulling Flood; A Gala Day and a Glorious Fight
Fourteenth Page Strange Story of Mr.
Beck, and How for Twelve Years He Wore the
Paint and Feathers of Sioux; A Bit of Southern
Romance; Woman's Favorite Tipple; Henry
Morgan, the Buccaneer; A “Moaning'' Car;
Curious Industries; Little Girl and Big Bear;
Courtship in Greenland.
Fifteenth Paoe— Louise; An Intoxicated
Roach; Like Her Elders; An Old-Time Southern
Orator; Millionaire Crocker s Revenge; The
Summer Line Between Modesty and Immodesty;
How a Bottle of Champagne Was Won; He
Didn't Enjoy Sea Bathing; A Boston Merchant
with a Long Head; Current Comment; Bright
Bits: Personal : Items of Interest.
Sixteenth Paoe- Review of the Savannah
Markets: The Darien Short Line: A Flight from
Jail at I>ouisvi!lc, Ga.; Crescent City's Ambi
tion; Georgia's legislature; A Growing Florida
Town: Wei aka Notes.
Just the jviper to send to your friends.
Single copies 5 cents.
For sale at Est ill's News Depot and at the of
fice, 3 Whitaker street.
LUMBER !_LUM BER!
undersigned Is now prepared to furnish
Lumber of nlj descriptions, accurately
sawed to flft.v in length Orders earnestly
solicited. Promptness guaranteed. Mill oi
A., P. and L. Railroad, thirteen miles from
Ainericus, Ga. J. W. BAILEY.
Job, Sumter county. Ga.
Successor to Chas. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, HAS and STEAM FITTER,
48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA
P. J. FALLON,
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
2! DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH.
Ij'STIMATFS promptly furnished for building
J of any class.
an ordinance—'To amend the Police rules and
regulations and to relieve Private E. F. Davis
from the operation of the rule amended.
Section 1, Be it ordained by tin* Mayor and Al
dermen of the city of v,m ih.inf'uuneil assent
tiled.-that Hole lit!of iho po!U\* rules arid regu-
In’ions adopted on the the 17th day of March,
1880. be so amended as to road as follows:
Policemen wounded or disabled whilst In the
performance of duty, or made 111 hy unusual ex
posuro or service, whl receive their pity for the
period thus lost lu ordinary eases of‘sickness
it shall be discretionary with the Chief of Po
lice. whether or not to recommend pay for the
time thus lost, and his reenr.iim me.tmii for such
payment shall IS-cure the same If the recom
mendation Is concurred til by the Police (Y>m
nilttee. but not otherwise. Time lost in every
case shall be so stated on the pay toll
Sr-c. 3, Be It further ordaimsl that the sum of
tvw-lve dollars anil imeiy-six cent*, deducted
from the pay of Policeman E. K. Davis, shall be I
refunded to nini
Bei 3, That all ordinances, rules and reguln- |
tions id conflict with this ordinance are hereby |
Ordinance passed in i oimcd Aueust intb. 1*47
RUFUS E. LESTER, Mayor.
Aitest- WsAs* E. I.rvte f rVmtiHl I
FT'VER AL INVITATIONS.
KELSEY.—The friends aud acquaint inee of
Rev. A. K"lsey and of Dr. George H. Stone and
family are invito! to attend the funeral of Mas
M. S. Kelsey, wife of the former, from the resi
dence of her son, Dr. George II Stone, No. SO
South Broad street, THIS AFTERNOON at 5
LANDBI'H LODGE NO 11. P, AND A. M
A regular communication of this Lodge a
will is- held THIS (Friday) EVEN
ING, at 8:15 o'clock. JLJT
The M. M. Degree will be conferred /Nr \
Members of sister I.odges and transient breth
ren are cordially invited to attend. Bv order of
F. ]). i:i,OODWOBTH; W. M.
H. E. Wilson. Secretary.
MYRTLE LODGE NO. 4i, K. OF P.
A regular meeting of this I/ulge will
be held THIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock r
Sister Lodges and transient Knights [J i)
OTTO VOGEL. C. C. \jß*Sy
Wabing Russell. Jr.. K. of K. and S.
PULASKI (OI MIL NO 133, R. A.
A regular meeting of this Council will be held
THIS (Friday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock
J. H. CAVANAUGH, R.
Clarence S. Conkerat, Secretary.
THIRTY BARRELS CHOICE APPLES
Per Steamer to-day. For sale cheap, at
NOTICE TO WATER TAKERS.
OFFICE WATER WORKS, 1
Savannah, August 19th. 1887. )
The water will tie shut off at 9 o’clock THIS
(Friday) MORNING in the district included from
HULL to HARRIS Street, and from ABER
CORN to EAST BROAD Street, for the purposg
of putting in a branch to new jail.
A. N. MILLER. Superintendent.
To Water-Works Builders nnd Contractors.
Scaled proposals will be received at the office
of the Mayor of the city of Ainericus, Ga., until
12 m. the Ist day of Septem!>er, 1887, for the fur
nishing of all the material, and doing all the
work necessary to complete a system of water
works for said city, according to plans and
specifications prepared for same,and which can
lie seen at the City Council room in said city.
Al! bids must lie accompanied bv a certified
check for SI,OOO to secure good faith on part of
contractor. The city reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
The Montgomery Advertiser, Enquirer-Sun ,
Mobile papers and Atlanta Constitution please
copy and forward bill to
J. B. FELDER, Mayor,
NOTICE TO WATER-TAKERS.
OFFICE WATER WORKS, 1
Savannah, Aug. 18, 1887. (
There will tie a reduced supply of water to
consumers for the next ten or twelve days,
owing to the necessity of using the small engine
while connecting the larger pump ends to the
A. N. MILLER, Superintendent.
NOTICE TO GAS CONSUMERS.
Office of Mittal Gas Light Cos., I
Savannah, Ga.. Aug. 17, 1887 f
Mr. T. B. Catherwood is no longer in the ser
vice of this company. Consumers of gas are
notified that Mr. Catherwood has no authority
to collect bills or accounts.
HENRY BLUN, President.
17 DOZEN FELT H ATS,
Both stiff and soft, just opened and for sale
very low, at
JAUDON’S, 150 St. Julian Street.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
and carries a full stock of iiapers of ail
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 estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing their orders abroad. J. H. ESTILL.
DR. HENRY 4 COLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia. Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot bo
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
Central Railroad Ban::, i
Savannah, Ga.. August 8, 1887. \
I am instructed by the Board of Directors to
notify the public that this bank is prepared to
do a general banking business ana solicits ac
counts. T. M. CUNNINGHAM,
PROPOSALS WA vui.n.
Proposals for Paying.
City of Savannah, Ga., 1
Office of the City Surveyor, -
July 29th, 1887. j
T PROPOSALS will be received until WEDNES
DAY, August 24th, at H o'clock i\ ji ,
directed to Mr. F. E. Keharer. i lerk of i ouucil
of tie- city of Savannah. On., for the paving of
that portion of Congress street m said city lying
between the east, property line of West Broad
street and the west property Lie of Drayton
street: also, tnat portion of dui. 1 street in‘said
city lying between the south lilie of Congress
Street and the north line of State street, being
a total area of about eight thousand square
The nroDosals may be for granite, grawaeke
or asphalt blocks oi for sheet asphalt till* wf>x‘i
llcation* of which will ho the same &s g.veu uv
the Engineer IXqnrtiiient of the District of Co
lumbia in their report for 188.1.
Any perm m desiring to bid upon the above
work, bur use different specification* from thus ■
enumerated above, may do so provided that a
r opy of the specifications upon which they b:d
is enclosed with their bid.
All l ids fur grawaeke, granite or asphalt
blocks must be accompanied hy a specimen of
tlie blocks intended to be used.
Separate bids will also Ire received for the fur
nishing and laying of about thirty-live hundred
running feel of cur istone. of cither Milestone
or grain Ur of tin- following dimension*: four
inches broad, sixteen inches deep, and in lengths
of not less than five feel. The curbing to be
dressed on the top ten inches from the top on
the front face anil four inches from the lop on
the rear face: to lie perfectly straight and
smtan- on the ends.
The right to reject any or all bids is reservod
For further information address
J. beBKUYN KOPB, Jr., C. E„
Acting City .Surveyor.
* GOOD PAYING establishment: stock in
eluded; location one of the most desirable
in the city. Apply to
lllitg Bron-Oito *• -a
Central Railroad of Georgia. 1
General Passenger Department, *
Savannah, Aug. !sth, 1887. 1
$2 50 FOR THE ROUND TRIP.
IEAYING SAVANNAH at 8:20 P . M . on SAT
-4 URDAY, AUG. 20th. Tickets good to re
! turn on any passenger train until WEDNES-
I DAY. AUG. 23th inclusive.
Tickets will lg- on sale at City Ticket Office,
20 Bull street, and at Depot.
J. C. SHAW, GEO. A. WHITEHEAD,
Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent.
Charleston I Savannahßy,
Through Pullman Service.
COMMENCING June 12th a through Pullman
Buffet service will lie rendered daily be
tween Savannah and Hot Springs, N. C., via
Spartanburg and Ashville.
Leave Savannah 12:28 p m
Leave Charleston 4:55 p in
Leave Columbia 10:20 p m
Arrive Spartanburg 2:20 a in
Arrive Asheville.. . 7.00 a m
Arrive Hot Springs 9:00 a m
To SPARTANBURG £l3 30
To ASHEVILLE 17 15
To HOT SPRINGS 17 15
Sleeping ear reservations and tickets pool
until Oct. 31st, 1887, can lie had at BREN'S
TICKET OFFICE, Bull street, and at depot.
E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agt.
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
SEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantio
coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
nished. Fare the best the market affords.
Bathing suits supplied. Terms moderate.
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor.
KEW YORK BOARD.
1"/|" AND 1,707 Broadway, comer 54th.
• I ‘hi House kept by a Southern lady: loca
tion desirable. Refers by permission to CoL
John Screven, Savannah.
r T , HOUSAND ISLANDS.—Westminster Hotel,
1 Westminster Park, Alexandria Bav, N. Y.—
“Unquestionably the finest location in the
Thousand Islands.''— Mnrqter'i Magazine, Sept.,
1881. Send for descriptive pamphlet. H. F.
Fifth Avenue Hotel,
MADISON SQUARE, N. V.
r pHE largest, best appointed, and most liber
ally managed hotel in the city, with the most
central and delightful location.
HITCHCOCK, DARLING & CO.
A. B. DARLING, formerly of the Battle Housa,
HIRAM HITCHCOCK, formerly of the St.
Charles Hotel. New* Orleans.
MEW HOTEL TOGN £
(Formerly St. Mark’s.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
r THIE MOST central House in the city. Near
I Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New* and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella;
Baths, Etc. $2 r 0 to $S per day.
JOHN R TOGNI, Proprietor. _
MARSHALL HO USE,
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
/ 1 EO. D. HODGES. Proprietor. Formerly of
* X the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Spring*. Location cen
tral. All parts of the city and places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special inducements to those visit
ing the city fo c Justness or pleasure.
DUB'S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r ]pHlS POPULAR Hotol Is now provided with
1 a Passenger I'levator (the only one in tho
eitv) and has been remodeled and newly fur
nisued. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of tlw establishment, spares
neither juiins nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The j>atronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxurv
that the martate at home or abroad can afford.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with pure Artesian Wuter. at prices to suit
the™* wishing table, regular or transient accomr
mediations. Northeast comer Broughton *efa
Drayton atrtKUs, opposite Marshall House.
( O UNICES. :
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.
Wm. P. Bailey & Cos.,
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND. In late*
QutnWlm, At tbelr yard on the SPRING
FIELD PLANTATION, and will deltvertlm mku
in liny part of the city u[>on the shortest notice.
Well Brick, Pressed Brick, Hard Brown Brick,
Gray Brick. Soft Brown Brick.
Omen Corner Hull and Hroujrhton. at HI
MON < 1 A/AN'H CIOAK STORE, where all or
ders will receive prompt attention.
lliiist's Reliable Cabbage and Turnip
JUST RECEIVED FRESH AT
F'OR HALE, Old NeivHpaprs, just the thing
for wrappers, only lo cents a jM
tor Tfi rmilit |}(M Ipwiicnti. nGi.w