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GATHER WOO IVS BAD FIX
HE IS SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS
WITH THE MUTUAL GAS CO.
He is Discharged lor Drinking and
Sends Word by His Wife that Ho is
a Defaulter $1,500 the Amount of
the Embezzlement—His Bondsman
a Relentless Fidelity Company.
Yesterday morning an advertisement to
the effect that Mr. T. B. Catherwood was
no longer in the employ of the Mutual Gas
Light Company, and therefore was not
authorised to collect bills or accounts, ap
peared in the Morn ini; News, and it started
the town talking and speculating upon what
it meant. The conclusion arri veil at was that
Mr. Catherwood was short in his accounts
with tlie company, and that conclusion
■was the result of the wording of the adver
tisement., for had the reference not been
made to the fact ttiat he had not authority
to collect hills and accounts everyone would
have attributed the severance of his connec
tion with the company to a return to his
old habit of drinking. But appearing as it
did, all save his friends thought that there
was some other cause than drinking for his
discharge, and on that account the matter
was the subject of a good deal of talk and
A visit was paid to Capt. Henry Blun,
(President of the Mutual Gils Light Com
pany, and he was asked to explain the
meaning of the ad\ ertisoment.
“It means,” said lie, "that Mr. Cather
wood is short in his accounts with the com
pany, and it. has been a great surprise to
me to learn that he is. for until yesterday 1
had the most implicit confidence in his in
“\V ill you give the circumstances of the
defalcation f" was asked.
“Well, I will have to go back some time,”
said lie, “in order to make the matter
clear. When 1 was elected Director and
President of the Company Mr. Thompson
was the accountant, or cashier, and Mr.
Catherwood was the book-keeper. Mr.
Thompson was a great believer in
temperance, and as Catherwood was
drinking he began to exercise his influ •
(Bon upon him, and finally converted
bim to temperance ideas. Catherwood
Stopped drinking and for about two years,
which iiave passed sinen that time and the
present, he was sober, trustworthy and effi
cient. He was an excellent bookkeeper, the
superior, I believe, of any other in the city,
and I do not think we can replace him.
HIS PLEDGE TO THE BISHOP.
“We had nothing to complain of until
nltout a couple of months ago, when ho
began drinking again, but since then he
has been on several sprees. 1 soon found
out that he was drinking, for whenever he
came near me I smelled the odor of rum,
and 1 spoke to him aliout it. He tried
to make me believe that it was nuslieine he
Was taking, but 1 knew better. Ho began
to neglect, his work and was very slow
about doing whatever I wanted him to do.
1 asked him for a list of the delinquents
and he promised from day to day
to give it to me, but still I could not get, ii.
I asked him why he had grown so negligent,
and be gave as an excuse that his wife was
sick and he was up every night with her. I
knew that the trouble was whisky, but I
did not like to be hard with a
man who had behaved so
well for two years past., so I
urged him to stop drinking and he promised
that he would. 1 then went with him to
Bishop Becker, and liefore the Bishop he
made a pledge that he would never drink
again. I made up my mind that if he broke
that pledge I would bo done with him.
WRITING ABUSIVE I.UTTERS.
“Things ran along smoothly for awhile,
but about a month ago lie Ixigan drinking
again as hard as ever. For some unac
countable reason ho, one day last. week,
wrote the most, insulting notes to several of
the customers. One m.ui he called a black
guard, and a coward, and a liar, and
ul these notes were most abusive
In their nature. He was under the
influence of liquor, and that, I suppose, ac
counts for it. He had no reason for writing
in such a manner, for there was not the
slightest provocation. Those notes were
sent in to me with requests for explanations,
and I was iorced to make ajiolngies for them.
Catherwood had been negligent since lie had
begun again to drink, and this note business
Settlisl the matter.
HE LEARNS OF HIS DISCHARGE.
“As most of the local directors wore
away, 1 wrote, lust Friday, to the secretary
of the company in Philadelphia, uml asked
liim to notify the directors tliero that I
would have to disjxmse with Catherwood'a
services, and for thee’ to send me an ac
countant I<> go over his Issiks, as he was to
leave. Catherwood must have got hold of
my letter-book, for on Tuesday lie spoke to
someone in the office, and said that he
had seen my letter to the secretary
stating; that he w to ho discharged.
All this time, however. . had not t >e slight
est doubt ol his integrity; on the contrary,
1 had the greatest confidence in him, and
would have trusted him to any extent; but
yesterday I received a note from Mrs.
(tathorwood, in which she asked me to call
upon her. She said that she was unwell and
could not come so see me, and as she had
something very important to speak with
me about she would be obliged if I would
call uj*m her.
HE CONFESSED TO HIS WIFE.
“I went to see her, and to my complete
surprise she told me that her husliand had
confessed to her that he was a defaulter. I
was utterly astonished, and could scarcely
behove that it was true until I remembered
that it was his wife who told me of it. I
returned to the office, and t'atherwood Imd
gone. I hove not seen him since. The
amount of the defalcation will not, I think,
exceed $1,500. It is amply covered by a
liond given by the American Surety Com
pain in the sum of 5‘j,500."
“lias he beer, taking money for any length
Cnpt. Blun shrugged his shoulders and
“An accountant comes down onco n year
nnd examines all the Ivooks. He was here
last January, aud he found nothing wrong
then. About two months ago t'ather
wood guvo me a statement,
Mid apparently everything was all right
then, but a very suspicious circumstance
is that that statement has disappeared from
my desk, t file those things away and keep
them, and on looking in Ihe tile for the last
statement I find that it is not there. Ido
not know what lias become of it.”
THE FIDELITY COMPANY.
Mr. (t. S. Haines, the agent of the Ameri
can Surety Company, was seen at his office
and askea what the eoimiuiiy would do in
the matter. Ho replied that n fidelity com
pany was like an insurance company, it in
wned a man’s integrity; when
the books had been examined
and the statement of the
loss made, the company would |my it, ns uu
insurance eomjiany would in the case of a
lire when it held the risk. Concern
ing what other action the com
pany would take Mr. Haines did
not say. The invariable rule of Surety
companies is to prosecute when one on
whoso bond they are defaults, and Cattaer
wood's friends fear that they have that to
expect in this omc. They were very much
downcast on account of that feature of the
case, und Catnerwood himself is exceedingly
uneasy about it. H<‘ was seen last night at
his bouse, and iui endeavor was made to get
a statement from him, but he hud hut little
doesn’t know where he stands.
“I wanted to get from you a statement
concerning the rumors nffi-cting your repu
tation,” imu<l the reporter, when Cnthnrwood
entered the i oom.
“What do you meant You want to know
about my inning the gas company?” he
"The cause of your leaving, rather,” tins
“I don’t see why I am asked such a ques
tion. Unfortunately I have been drinking
for some timo past and have not attended
to mv business.”
“Itow iilkiul the rumors that jour ac
counts are short?”
“I do not know anything about mv ac
count*. 1 said I had lieon drinking and
neglected my business and don’t know how
my accounts stand, and will not know until
the expert goes over the books and prepares
“But j'ou know whether you linve taken
money from the company, do j'ou not?”
“I tell you I don’t know anj’tbing about
it. I don't know whether I owe the com
pany anything or not.”
THE ItUMOREI) DEFALCATION.
“It is rumored that j r ou have defaulted.
Is that true?”
“I do not see what right any one has to
repeat such rumors, when the examiner
of inj' books makes his statement, if it
shows' that I am a dollar short, I will have
not a word to say."
"Will you not say whether that statement
“I tell you I don’t know how my books
• “Did Mrs. Catherwood not tell Capt.
Blun that von had confessed to her that you
“I repeat that I will not know how I
stand until my books are examined. Ido
not intend to run away. I will stay right
here until the statement of the export is
Catherwood had been very much excited
during the interview, and here his excite
ment grow, as he went on to say, “I don’t
think that, anyone ought to speak of this
matter until after the examination, for my
bind is signed by a fidelity company, and
if it gets a liint. of this thing, I am liable to
lie arrested on half an hour’s notice.”
Further than these evasive replies noth
ing could bo obtained from him.
Catherwood is well known in this com
munity, and his friends have been many
for, w hile he has been addicted to excessive
drinking, lie has never before done anything
dishonest. He has held positions of trust,
from which bo has been invaria
bly discharged because of his habits,
but never has there boon the slightest tiling
wrong with any of his accounts until this
last affair. His friends have earnestly en
deavored to aid him to break his habit of
drinking, but while ho has made many at
tempts ue seemed unable to shake it off.
He ts a mail about 45 or 50 years of age,
and has a wife and two sons, lie
has always lived ni'idestly and dressed
plainly. He never spent much money, and
those who learned of the case yesterday
were at a loss to know what had prompted
him to embezzlement or what lie had done
with the money.
A COLD WAVE APPROACHING.
But It Will Hardly Arrive Here Before
The backbone of the hot wave seemed to
be broken yesterday, as the merry mercury
only struggled up to Hi . The average was
88 ', being .’5 below the fifteen-year average.
The temperature foil all over this
cotton district, Smith ville report
ing 100' and Jesup 101°. This and
the Galveston cotton district were
the hottest, both reporting an average of
00°. The lowest was the Vicksburg district,
88". The midnight reports gave the highest
temperature in the Bio Grande valley; the
minimum was at Marquette, Mich. ,and at St.
Vincent the thermometer only showed 54°.
The storm that was reported the night
previous at. Pittsburg, had moved in a
northeasterly course, and last night was re
ported off the New England coast. This
storm caused rains in the Middle, and South
Atlantic and Eastern Gulf States. Augusta
reported a rainfall of 1.20 inches, from 3 to
lOp. in , and Atlanta 1.01 in the same period.
The rains were general throughout that
section, but slight.
The cold wave in the northwest gives
promise of affording relief to this section.
It is moving slowly in this direction, and if
not disturbed by any other orders from the
chief signal officer, will probably reach boro
about Sunday. Still it would not be wise
for all the readers of the News here to pur
chase overcoats on the strength of this pre
diction, for these hot waves have a singular
manner of often disappointing the pre
dictor. It* a sort of “go-as-you-please”
prediction, sure to suit, all.
THE RICE CROP DESTROYED.
Thousands of Dend Fish in the Sub
On the upper rice fields tho water is again
rising, the last floods having just reached
them. From such a long immersion the
rice stalks are rotting, and they break off
when blown by the slightest breeze. A large
quantity of them have already floated off,
and the impression is that all of the rice will
suffer the same fate. Tho water will prob
ably rise to the height of tlie former flood
and do a great deal of damage to the cm
baiAments also. Hutchinson Island is in
some danger, but it is thought the flood cun
One remarkable feature report'd is tho
stench arising from the immense number of
dead fish floating in the stagnant waters of the
overflowed fields. A party of rice bird hun
ters went over yesterday through the Has
kell plantation, and others above, and they
wore forced to return, not being able to bear
the fearful stench from tho dead fish. They
rojiort that in the corners of the fields, near
the side divisions, and embankments, am
thousands of dead fish, comprising bream,
trout, catfish, eels, perch and bass. Tlie
fish were carried over into the fields by the
high waters, and as tho outside flood sub
sided, the imprisoned waters became stag
limit and the fish wore killed in immense
numbers. It is a question whether or no
this pestilent.breeding cause, within half a
mile or so of tilts city, will not produce fatal
••fleets here, for certainly if the matter is
now as bad os represented, it will increase
from tin* same cause for some time to come.
Putting on Pump Ends.
The new pump ends for the larger pump
at the water works have been received and
are about to lie placed in position. They
will increase the capacity of the pump from
6,000,000 gallons to 7.500,000 gallons.
While tho change is being made tho small
pump will be used, and there will bo an
ample supply of water for all purposes ns
usual, though tho pressure will probably
not lie as much as it is with the larger
pump. It will tuko from ten to t welve days
to make the change. The enlarging of
tlie pump ends will insure a more satisfac
tory supply of water in the future. Supt.
Miller says that an additional main from the
water works to the city should be put in
without delay, and with that the city water
supply will be perfect and üble to meet all
demands for some years to come.
To Protect the Bottlers.
Mr Chappell, of Muscogee county, has
introduc'd into the Legislature a bill to
protect the manufacturers of soda and other
waters by providing for the registration of
brands blown in the bottles in which they
arc sold. It specifies that any person or
corporation selling aerated waters, lieer,
ale or cider which shall file with the Secre
tary of State and the Ordinary of the
county a description of the work, name or
brand blown, branded or etched in the
bottle shall have the exclusive right to the
use of bottles so branded, blown or etched,
and any person who shall refill them shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Decay of tho Bonoe,
With some thirty other symptoms, mnrk
the progress of fiat terrible' <],souse known
ns catarrh. It nil vanees from stage to stage
of fearful annoyances, and if neglected, is
certain to end In general debility, and pos
sibly in consumption or insanity. |*>-.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy wilt cure it al any
stage. This medicine lias boon long before
tbs public, and thousands have been rostered
■n-h ’-i- ft never-fnfltnc virtues. -
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1887.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Hero and There by the
There was one arrest yesterday for dis
Landrum Lodge No. 48, F. and A. M.,
will hold a regular communication this
The tug Monarch arrived last night from
(Iharleston with the lighter Heidis in tow.
The lighter has a cargo of acid phosphate
The water will lie shut off this morning
at 9 o’clock in the district from Hull to
Haliereham, and from Abercoru to East
Broad, for the purpose of connecting the
pipes of the new jail with the main.
The hot weather has greatly increased
the demand for temperance drinks. “101,205
glasses Jan. 1 to Aug. 15” is a prominent
notice in a Bull street drug store. That
would he an average of 508 glasses per day.
The dredge Tomiehichi commenced dredg
ing at the Ocean Steamship wharf yester
day. There is a sort of sandbar running
directly across the river from tho wharf,
and vessels in winding around are liable to
ground on it.
A RAPIST JAILED.
William Jackson Held for Trial in tho
William Jackson, who was arrested some
timo ago for an assault upon one Ida Head,
a 15-year old colored girl, had an examina
tion before Justice Bussell yesterday, and
was held for trial in the Superior Court.
The testimony of the girl and her mother
was to tho effect tliat while the latter was
absent Jackson carried the girl into the
woods near their house and overpowered
her. The assault was made last April, but
the arrest was made only a short time ago.
This point and discrepancies in the evidence
were taken advantage of by Mr. W.
W. Owen, Jackson’s attornejq who
made a strong plea for bis client.
But Mr. Rockwell, who represented the
State, made a very able statement of the
case, and bis argument caused tho Justice
to commit the prisoner to jail till the Superior
Court met, as the crime does not permit of
a light bail. The girl is a half-witted child,
small for her age. and subject to fits, while
Jackson is a medium-sized, rather ungainly
DEATH OF MRS. KELSEY.
The Mother of Dr. G. H. Stone Sud
denly Passes Away.
Mrs. M. S. Kelsey, wife of the Rev. A.
Kelsey, and mother of Dr. G. H. Stone, of
this city, died very suddenly yesterday
morning. On Saturday last she went down
to Tybee and appeared in excellent health.
Monday she had a severe attack of cholera
morbus, and it ended fatally. Mrs. Kelsey
was lx>rn in Western New York, in lHlti,
and in 1840 she married Mr. G. H. Stone of
that State. He died in 18411, and in 1851 she
married Rev. A Kelsey. They came South
some four years ago, and have resided in
this city since. Four sons survive her—
William Stone, of Albion, N. Y., A. G.
Stone, living in Vermont, Warren C. Stone
of Washington, and Dr. O, H. Stone, of
this city. Mr. Warren Stone telegraphed
yesterday that he would be here to attend
the funeral, so the body will be placed in a
receiving vault until his arrival. The
funeral will take place at 5 o’clock on
Dr. R. B. Harris returned to the city this
morning by the Central railroad.
Mr. George F. Cope, and Mr. and Mrs.
W. 8. Sains, left yesterday for Hot Springs,
Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House
were W. 11. Price, William Muerry, New
York; Nat Harrison, W. N. Lehman, At
lanta; H. L. Vaughan, Richmond, Va.; F.
R. Hollingsworth, Chicago; Dr. C. E. Du-
Pont, Grahamville, 8. C.; W. R. Brown,
George’s, N, C.: George Sanders, Ruddock,
Fla.; Mrs. E. E. Ramsey, Guyton, Ga., J.
E. Montague, Hot Springs; Wifliau Ulomn,
Baltimore; R. S. Prescott, Boston. C. H.
Nosbit, Philadelphia; Andrew Wilson,
Charlotte, N. C.
At the Harnett House were L. M. Ixih
lield, Toledo, O.; J. R. Barnes and wife, E.
H. Kinsley, Holyoke, Mass.; G. M. Simp
son, J. E. Mills and wife, Baltimore; H. C.
Fellows, New York; E. L. McCliny, Dune
din, Fla.; E. L. French, Vermont; W. H.
Sutton, New Orleans; T. J. Anderson, Louis
Schuster, Elizabeth, N. J.; Thomas I. Quin
lan, W. l’arkhurst, Jr., Boston; W. W.
Conway, J. F. Maynard, New London, Conn.
At tlie Murshull House were W. R. Greou,
San Francisco; 15. H. Harrell, Eastman; H.
E. Chichester, Macon; A. B. Beai*ly, Florida;
E. S. Hill, Augusta; J. C. Brooks,
Griffin; W. C. Stafford, Boonsville; G. E.
Mothweiler, Effingham; F. A. Allen, Now
Bedford; T. W. Terry, Valdosta; F. B.
W ildor. Plant City.
At tlie Screven House were A1 Billot,
Philadelphia: Jakey Engel, Lee Bloom, New
York; J. 15. Sherrod, Montgomery, Ala.; C.
E. Garner, Manatee: (5. H. Walker, Ashe
ville, N. C.; L. R. Warren, Augusta; C. W.
Pike, Brunswick; Dean Newman, Millen;
W. J. Jones, Winston, N. C,
On the Local Diamond.
The Amateurs and Montgomerys played
a game of hall at the Park yesterday' and
the Amateurs won by a score of 15 to Id.
They made 10 errors during the game while
the Montgomerys made 11. The battery of
the Amateurs was Mercer and Jones, and of
the Montgomerys Gorman and Franklin.
Philadelphia 11102000 .V-11
New York 01 0 00010 0— 2
Base hits—Philadelphia 21, New York 8. Er
rors Philadelphia 8, New York 4.
At ludianaiiolis —
Indianapolis 0 0000 100 0— 1
Detroit 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 x— 7
Base hits—lndianapolis 6, Detroit 15. Errors
—lndianapolis 2, Detroit 4.
At Boston —The Boston-Washington game
was prevented by rain.
At Cincinnati —
Louisville 12 10010 Ox— 5
Base hits Dullsville 10. Cincinnati 9. Errors
—Louisville Cincinnati 3.
Pittsburg 00 000 1 0 1 0— 2
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 o—l
Base hits Pittsburg 12. Chicago 8 Errors—
Pittsburg;!, Chicago 2, Batteries-McCormick
and Miller. Baldwin and Daly.
At Cleveland —
Cleveland 4 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 o—lo
Baltimore 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0-3
Base hits -Cleveland 10, Baltimore 15. Errors
—Cleveland 4, Baltimore 8.
The New York Life.
Mr. A. T. Chapman, Assistant Huperin
tendent of Agencies, is in the city in the in
terest of his company, tho New York Life.
This company Ims lately perfected the Ideal
Life Insurance contract, viz., a non forfeit
able live-year dividend policy, which is the
most liberal policy in every way yet offered
tlie public. The New York Life hue a sur
plus overall liabilities of #1,">,000,000, its a
sets are more than $75,000, and its record of
forty two years well establishes its claim as
one of the foremost, life insurance compa
nies. Maj. Jordan F. Brooks is the local
Consumption, Scrofula, General De
bility Wasting Diseases of Children,
Chronic Coughs and Bronchitis, can lie
cured by tho use of Scott’s Emulsion - of
Pure Cixl Liver Oil with Hypophospliites.
Prominent physicians use it and testify to
its groat value. I'least* ivad the following:
“I usod Scott's Emulsion for an obstinate
Cough with Hemorrhage, Loss of Appetite,
Emaciation. Sleeplessness, etc. All of these
have now left, and 1 Iwlieve your Emulsion !
lias saved a caseof well developed Cotuuinp- '
tion.”—T. J. Fmnusir, M. D., Lone Star,
Don't l **t our brand* of flour aro tho
ADJOURNED SINE DIE.
THE GRAND LODGE FINISHES ITS
WORK AND QUITS.
The Newly Elected Officers Installed
With Duo Ceremony—Three Com
mittees Work on the Insurance
Matter, but Find It a Hard Nut to
Crack-Appointments for the Ensu
The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows re
sumed their sessions yesterday morning at
9:15 o’clock, A large amount of routine
business, mostly of a secret nature, was be
fore It, and it was 1 :3<) o'clock before ad
journment was taken. The following con
gratulatory dispatch from the Grand Lodge
of New York was received:
John I r . h'tlz. Grand Secretary I. 0. O. F. t
The ( irarid Lodge, Slate of New York, now in
session in the city of New York, sends its greet
ings to the Grand Isnige of Georgia and wishes
you great prosperity in the great work in which
we are engaged, James Terwii.uoeh.
The following answer was made to the
Grand Lodcie of Georoia, I. O. 0. F., I
Savannah, Oa., Aug. 17, 1887. f
Fraternal greetings of the Grand Lodge of
Georgia, now in ossiou at Savannah, 0 1., to the
Grand Lodge of N■ ■ w York, now in session in tlie
city of New York, and to the Grand Sire John
11. White, present witli the brethren there,
wishing them a successful meeting. Though
many miles apart, we are one in purpose.
it B. Lallatte, Grand Master.
Reports of committees and kindred mat
ters occupied the attention of the Lodge ail
At 3 o’clock the Lodge reconvened for the
afternoon session. As soon as they had set
tled down to business the following officers
Grand Master —David Porter, of Sa
Deputy Grand Master —D. 15. Woodruff,
Grand Warden —15. 15. Ilussell, of Athens.
Grand Secretary—John G. Deitz, of Ma
Grand Treasurer—John S. Tyson, of Sa
Grand Chaplain—Rev. J. M. Osborne, of
Grand Marshal—J. H. Mealor, of Athens.
Grand Conductor —A. C. Ward, of DaU
Grand Guardian—E. M. Bernard, of Au
Grand Herald—Jacob Morris, of Atlanta.
GRAND MASTER’S APPOINTMENTS.
The newly installed Grand Master then an
nounced the following appointments of
District Deputy (Irand Masters who repre
sent tiie Grand Master in the different juris
Atlanta, James L. Mayson, and for the
German Lodge, C. J. Weinmeister; Athens,
J. H. Mealor: Augusta, W. 0. Elrod;
liarnesville, A. M. Lainhdin; Bellton, R. F.
Quillan; Brunswick, Burr Winton; Can
dler, W. AY. Hears; Carrollton, J. A. Mc-
Cord; Chestnut Mountain, A. R. Cooper;
Columbus, J. M. Osborne: Dalton, John P.
Love; Flowery Branch, F. M. Newman;
Gainesville, G. P. Boone; Grillin, H. W.
Hasselkus; Hog Mountain, 11. K. Davis;
Homer. W. V Hill: Jeffm-son, T.N. Highfell;
Lawrenceville, L. F. McDonald; Lumpkin,
J. 15. Richardson; Macon, D. B. Woodruff,
and for the German Lodge, F. Sehoneman;
Marietta, John 11. Cooper; Norcross, W. T.
Nesbitt;Nownan, A. B. Cates; Oak Grove,
W. J. Weir; Oscarville, J. D. Morgan;
Parry, L. H. Townsley; Powder Springs,
Thomas L. Varner; Pond Fork, J. A. Smith;
Pleasant Hill, J. W. Gould; Silver City,
Jesse Wallace; Smyrna, John M. Stone;
Waycross, A. W. Carswell; Yellow Creek,
B. N. Gillstrop.
The Grand Master announced the follow
ing committees fin- the next session:
Committee on Credentials—G. P. Boone,
H. T. Martin, Gainesville; J. T. Pendleton,
Committee on Finance and Accounts—J.
H. 11. Osborne, Savannah; Daniel R. Bize,
Columbus; S. C. Morloy, Atlanta.
Commit lie on Subordinate Lodge Returns
—E. C. Graanes, Macon; C. W. Parr,
Athens; H. J. Shoenthall, Marietta.
THE INSURANCE FEATURE.
The matter of the National Benefit Asso
ciation then came up for discussion. The
committee appointed on the subject reported
that it could not give the matter proper at
tention for lack of time, and another com
mittee was appointed. This one, too, soon
found the subject too great for tle> limited
time at its disposal, and so reported. A third
was thou appointed. It reported, be
fore the close of the session, that on
account of the short time allowed it no full
re]K>rt could Ik* made It deplored, how
ever, very greatly that the order had hail
anything to do with this so-called Benefit
Association, which had brought a reproach
upon it, and counselled the brethren to have
nothing to do with it.
Regarding the suggestion of Past Master
LaHatto of forming an insurance section
within the State it was disapproved. The
Sovereign Lxlge of the order had approved
of a system of insurance, to bo adopted by
each Grand Lodge, or by a combination of
grand lodges. This was left to then
option, however. After a deal of discussion
the proposal of an insurance branch was
wrapped in a wet blanket and laid aside in
Tho brand Lodge directed that the next
session bo held in Gainesville the third
Wednesday in August, INSS.
A warm resolution of thanks to the
brothers of Savannah for their courtesies
and attention was then adopted. Resolu
tions of thanks to the railroads for extend
ing courtesies, and to the proprietor of the
Marshall House, for his care and attention,
were unanimously adopted.
At t>:l > p. m., the Grand Lodge closed the
session of ISS7 in due form.
Most of tho visitors leit last night and the
remainder will go this morning. They all
expressed the greatest gratification at tho
cordial and hearty reception givon them
here and were warm in tneir praises of Sa
THE INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP.
The ladies of the party ware well attend
ed, to also, yesterday. They were shown
the waterworks And tho big snouting artesian
wells, and spent the remainder of the day at
Bouaveuture and Thunderbolt. They all
expressed themselves highly gratified at the
kind attention shown them.
The Order certainly his reason to be
proud of thixflrand Lodge and its members
They were a fine b-sly of gentlemen, and
their interest in the Order was well shown
by their close attention to the busi
ness of tiic session. Tho membership is
increasing very fast—in fact the increase
during the past year lias been greater than
for all the years preceding, subsequent to
the war. The order is flimri.ning, hikl tho
active work of the retiring brand Master,
LnHutto, has shown its effect in tho enor
mous addition to the roll of membership.
A Healthy Stomach
Is a blesssing for which thousand* of our dys
peptic countrymen and women sigh in vain, and
to obtain which swallow much medicine nnn
vailtngly. For no ailment probably are thorn
so many alleged remedies as for dyspepsia. Tho
man of humbug is constantly glutted with the
dollars nnd dimes of ttiose who resort to one
nostrum after another in tin* ho|w of on
tabling relief, at least, from this vexatious and
obatiuate malady. Experience indicate* Hos
tetlers Stomach flitters as a means of eradics
ting dvsixnnio, ill which n Him reliance can lie
placed. No remedy has in throe decades .and
over established such a reputati hi, note has re
ceived such nuuiialiflcd professional sanction.
It is au admirable liivlgoi.uit. because it en
riches the b|<Kid. and not only lids, but it. thor
oughly regulates the bowels, kidneys and blad
der. The nervous svmplouu are usually re
lieved by the medicine.
Anew line of GUM-fat Umbrella* nt Bel
singer’s, ;M Whitaker street.
Potatoes, apples, onions and Unions at
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
This year’s railroad construction, accord
ing to present indications, will reach 12.000
miles of main track. There are 200,000
miles of track in the world.
The following is a comparative statement
of the gross earnings of the Louisville and
Nashville for the iirst week in August:
Gross earnings first week in Aug. 1887, $298,-
905; corresponding period last year, $274,875;
The earnings of the Cincinnati Southern
division of the Queen and Crescent system
for the month of July shows an increase of
$9,402 over those of the corresponding
month of last year. The figures are: 18S,
$209,153; 1880, $259,751; increase, $0,402.
The Louisville anrl Nashville will, on Sept.
10, inaugurate anew Pullman Buffet sleep
ing car, to run between Galveston, Tex.,
Houston, Tex., and Cincinnati without
change. This will enable the people of
Texas to reach Mobile, Montgomery, Nash
ville, Louisville and intermediate points
without change of cars.
The local railroads throughout Florida
have tendered the general passenger agents
of the country, who will attend tne conven
tion in Jacksonville, in January, an invita
tion for themselves and families and free
transportation all over the State. This is a
move in the right direction as the State will
get a good send off from these railroad men
if the latter are pleased.
A construction company has been formed
in Augusta, being composed of the best citi
zens, to build the Augusta and Chattanooga
railroad. It now proves a fact, because the
petition for incorporation of the Augusta
and Chattanooga Construction Company
was filed with the clerk of court Wednes
day. It is composed of about thirty of the
wealthiest and most prominent gentlemen—
a standing guarantee that the road will be
It is stated on the authority of Gen. But
ler that the three C.’s combination did not
get possession of tho Augusta, Edgefield and
Newberry for the purpose of killing it, but
to construct and equip tho line. The reason
they say, that they are not pushing this
branch is because the contract calls for
completion of the main line by a certain
time and it will require all their energies to
carry it out. This will not hinder them
from beginning work on the branch very
soon, however, and they state confidently
that the people of Edgefield will find their
long-wished for road ready within one year.
Capt. Stone, with his engineering corps,
is now beyond Talking Rock, stretching his
straight sky-blue line on Westward, and
locating the Augusta and Chattanooga
route as he goes. Col. Redwlne is with
him, taking deeds to the right of way, and
the people of Pickens and Walker are co
operating with enthusiasm. For about
fifteen miles tho lino lias run through a
picturesque region which will hereafter
command the attention of thousands of
visitors. Capt. Stone is now putting his
stakes in the midst of vast marble quarries,
which will yield to the Augusta and Chat
tanooga a perpetual revenue. The late
vote of the prosperous city of Knoxville of
$300,000 to the North Georgia and Marietta
railroad is altogether favorable to Augusta,
since the track line comes right down to the
Augusta and Chattanooga, and will pour
the trade of that part of Tennessee toward
Application has been made for a charter
for the Augusta, Thoniasville and Gulf rail
road, from Augusta through Thoniasville
and on to the Gulf coast, 300 miles in
length. It will occupy middle ground be
tween Jesup and Macon, with no parallel
lines within seventy-five miles on either
side. This wall tap the finest of timber
lands, and when completed will enable
Augusta to put down within her limits tim
ber at #S per I,ooo—an item which would
contribute more than anything else to the
rapid building up of the town. Northern
capitalists are furnishing the money
for the road, having faith in the
enterprise as a first-class invest
ment. Thoniasville has decided to
put up SIOO,OOO in cash and the road seems
certain. The beauty of the proposed route
is that the conntry is level and curves and
grading will be unnecessary, insuring good
roadbed and rapid rate of speed. The de
velopment of the great hill section around
Tallahassee, Fla., is one object of this line,
but it is supposed that the principal object
of tile route is rail connection for transjior
tation of South American products, for the
development of which so much Northern
money has been invested of late years. The
road w.ll strike Augusta from about the
same direction as does the Narrow Gauge.
It is thought that it will provo one of the
cheapest constructed roads in the country—
#l2,ooo per mile being the estimated cost.
Americas Recorder: Work on the change
of terminus on the Buena Vista and Ella
ville road from Andersonville to Americus
is progressing as rapidly as possible. Borne
300 or 400 hands arc employed, and the
grading at this end is nearly completed, and
a construction train will probably be put on
this week. The Central road will do the
necessary cutting and filling along the side
of their track in the city limits. There yet
remains a little heavy work near LaCrosse,
and the ham Is will be transferred to that
point in a few days. Capt. l’ayne, chief
engineer, made a reconnoisance last week of
tlie route from Buena Vista to Columbus by
way of Cusseta, and reports a much better
route than he had hoped for. There will be
some heavy work for a mile out from Buena
Vista, when a ridge is struck which can be
followed to within two miles of Cusseta,
where the country is very broken. It is
probable that this route will be taken, and
If the people of Cusseta and Columbus de
sire the road built they have but to signify
their desire by a fair subscription ana tbe
right of way, when assurances will be given
them of the speedy construction of the
road, probably within throe or four months,
as the work oil this end is nearly completed,
and an organized force could be immedi
ately put to work on the Columbus exten
sion. As we understand it, the company
will not ask the payment of any subscrip
tions until trains are running iiotween
Americus and Columbus. As the Columbus
Southern seems to tie hanging lire, the people
of Columbus and Cusseta would do well
to think and act in this matter, while it Is
open to them, as it may be tiie only oppor
tunity they will have for many years. A
bird in the hand is worth a whole flock in
There are now eighty inmates In the Aims
house, and the Suftcruitondent reports them
in an unusually healthy condition.
The first bale of cotton from Hoilv Hill,
S. C., was received Wednesday by Mr."W. M.
Conner from H. W. Raymond s plantation.
A bloody nffruv took place Wednesday
afternoon at the corner of Price’s alley and
King street. The two principal combatants
wore K. IV. Wright and Abraham Rivers,
both colored, mm, as usual, the wen|io:i was
a razor. Tho fight originated in the alley,
about fifty feet from King street, and was
not, therefore, observed wed the end, when
Abraham Rivers stagge out oti King
street cut in two places in most frightful
manner. The right side of his face was cut
opai from tho eye down to the lower lip,
mid his wrist was laid often, witli the sinews
protruding on either side of t.h" fearful
gash. Both wounds wore probably mode
by tho same downward sweep of the razor,
Rivers evidently having tri.sl t > ward off
the blow with his right hand. Rivers woe
taken to the hospital by his friends and bled
profusely on tpe way, Usqiattcring the
pavement with blood along the entire route.
A woman caused the quarrel.
The advance guard of the Salvation
Army, afti r a two weeks' skii inish with sin,
have given up the tight and left toe field to
Satan. The squad consisted of four men—a
major, a captain aud two privates, who
wore detailed there about two weeks ugo to
reconnoitre the enemy's position in ('linrles
tm. The oxpedition was apparently a fail
ure, and it is said that the Salvationist,-,
have deivurted for a more productive aud
profitable field of laltor. It is said that the
collections during one week of services at
It- m.nond's Hell netted on'y T‘ 1 id the
hall rent alone being $3 there was nothing
left to supply the sinews of war, hence the
retreat, which, however, was conducted in
good order, the Army carrying away its im
pediments and flying baggage. The major
remarked, before sounding the retreat, that
while it was true the Army was composed
of volunteers, and that it preached • salva
tion without price," it was also true that no
war, not even a war on Satan with tam
bourine accompaniment, could be carried
on without a moderate amount of the
sinews of war.
The Croghan murder case still excites all
minds. Mr. M. Hogan, the foreman of the
jury, said at their last sitting that they could
come to no conclusion from the evidence
submitted. He considered it a case that de
manded the most rigid examination, and it
was for that reason that he adjourned the
investigation until to-morrow, with the hope
that in the meantime some additional light
might be thrown upon the matter. Mr.
Miller, the detective who is working up the
case, is reticent as to bis operations since
the adjournment of the jury. He said,
however, that ho had not much infor
mation in addition to that which had
already been published. It is known, never
theless, that Mr. Miller has devoted the
greater part of his time to the case, and
Wednesday morning made some investiga
tions on Hunter’s premises. He there found
$29, a watch ami two chains, which will
most probably bo put fn evidence, for at
least the purpose of identification. The
watch brought to the city is said to be a
large gold-plated brass watch, and that the
chains are also plate chains of the same ma
terial and color. The watch and chain
which were worn by the deceased are said
to be silver. The murder is still a matter of
grave comment throughout the city, and
whatever developments there may be will
be watched with much interest.
The Best Coemetique
a lady can use is a perfectly prepared toilet
soap. Try Cashmere Bouquet.
AS GOOD AS GOLD.
Milledgevillk, Ga., Aug. 12th, 1887.
Mr. J. T. Shuptrine <C Brn.:
Gentlemen —Enclosed you will find $1
for which please send me sl’s worth of
your Tetteriue. This makes five boxes of
your most valuable remedy that 1 have
sent for, one only being for myself. I had
the tetter as bad as any one ever did. I
suffered night and day until a friend told
me to send for your Tetteriue and it would
cure me. This 1 did and was cured in a few
days. The first box cured me and two of
my friends. Mr. M. M. Johnson was suf
fering death with it; had lieen in lied for
several days. I sent to you for two boxes
by his request and one box cured him, and
he gave tne rest to a friend, who was also
cured. This is for Mr. J. M. Youngblood,
who has the tetter so liad that he cannot
get about to do anything, and requests me
to send for two boxes. Your Tetteriue is
worth its weight in gold and everybody
ought to know something about its value.
I can and will recommend it to everybody
that suffers with tetter or itch.
Jesse W. Scott.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars for
Passengers for Asheville can secure berths
in through Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
at Bren’s ticket office, No. 22 Bull street, or
at the ticket office at the Savannah, Florida
and Western railway passenger station.
Trains for Asheville leave Savannah at
12:26 p. m., and arrive at Asheville 7 a. m.
the next day.
The best 25c. broom in the city can be had
at Strauss Bros.
Open-front Shirts a specialty at Belsin
ger’s, 24 Whitaker street.
$5 Boys’ Suits Reduced to $2 50.
In moving to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets, we have laid
one side, lo clear out, IUO Boy's Suits, every
one of them costing $5 and over. Have re
duced them down to $2 50 per suit. Come
and look at them at the Famous.
The L. It. S. Suspender at Belsinger’s, 24
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars for
The Savannah, Florida and Western rail
way and the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia railroad have put on Pullman Pal
ace Sleeping Cars between Savannah und
Atlanta. Berths can be secured at Bren’s
ticket office, No. 22 Bull street, or at the
ticket office at the Savannah, Florida and
Western railway passenger station.’ Trains
leave Savannah at 7:35 p. m., and arrive at
Atlanta 7:20 a. in. the uext day.
Flannel Shirts, all colors and sizes, at Bel
singer’s, 24 Whitaker street.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced. —Boston Home Jour
The Famous New York Clothing House
has removed to 144 Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
"Let Her Go’ Gallagher.”
Remaining stock of
GENTS’, YOUTHS’ AND BOYS’
Must go at anybody’s price to make room
FASHIONABLE FALL AND WINTER STOCK.
161 Congress Street.
B. 11. LEVY & BRO.
Collars and Cuff's at Belsinger’s, 21 Whit
The Famous New York Clothing House
has removed to 144 Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
Beduced Prices on White Shirts.
In moving we find that we have an over
stock of White Shirts, sizes from 111 1 i to 18,
therefore have reduced them in price to
clear out. A good opportunity for large
men nt the Famous, removed to the north
east corner of Congress and Whitaker
Soft and Stiff Hats nt Belsinger's 21
Back into our old quarters, and it feels
like home. We've been pent lip long enough
and feel like spreading ourselves. Come
mid see us; wo have a regular palace, ami
looks as neat as a pm. We've prepared our
selves for this move with new and attractive
goods and are ready for business. We shall
endeavor to retain t he c c mfit lerico our friemls
and patrons have placed in us for selling
only tlie finest grades of Watches, Jewelry,
Silverware, etc., of which wo have an at
tractive assortment. We always carry the
largest line of first water Diamonds in the
Btate. M. Htkhnberu,
157 Broughton street.
BaMngorto, M Whitaker street.
The Famous New York Clothing House
has removed to 144 Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker i reet.
We will receive by Friday’s steamer
smoked salmon, halibut and mackerel, sau
sages. pickled aalmon, etc. Parties desiring
will please leave orders. Strairs Bros.
P /roval VlVSit\
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity
Strength and Wliolesomenoss. More economi
cal than tlie ordinary kind, raid cannot he sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
onlu in runs. Royal Baking Powder Cos., 106
Wall street, New York.
LtfpDS5A BAXES 8* M. H.
SHEET MUSIC, an immense stock, including
all the latest pieces published, at L. & B.
S. M. H.
r pAKINO PRICES are those now offered, and,
1 notwithstanding the hot weather, it makes
us laugh. L. & B. S. M. H.
OH, what a chance, Pictures being offered at
twenty-five per cent, below our regular
plainly marked prices. L. & B. S. M. H.
13APEK and Envelopes of all sizes, styles and
colors; fine correspondence Stationery a
specialty. L. &, B. S. M. H.
\ND don't forget to buy a package of those
Visiting Cards selling now' for ouly 15
cents. L. & B. S. M. H.
NOT by a jugful, we don't sell goods less
than cost, hut buying and soiling for cash
enables us to handle large quantities of goods,
and enables us to offer bottom prices.
L. <fc B. S. M. H.
DELAY'S are dangerous! Our Picture Sale
only lasts for few days longer: if you
desire to Lake advantage of present prices don’t
delay. L. & B. S. M. H.
I>UT if you don't think you want to buy Pic
* tu res, bring in your old ones and have
them Refrained or Regilded. We can do it for
you cheaper now than later. L. &B.S.M. H.
I TSEFUL ARTICLES can lie found in Brass
v Goods, w hick are ornamental and cost but
little. We carry a large stock.
L. <fc B. S. M. H.
\roiT know what will suit you best, “possibly
Ia Pocket book, Purse, Album. Scrap-Book,
Cribbage Board, set of Dominoes, Backgammon
Board, a game of some kind, or we can supply
you with one of those Amateur Photographer's
< lutfits, or materials for making Paper Flowers,
in fact, witn most anything you may want."
Our store is cool, our arrangements for your
comfort many, and you are always welcome.
HIDDEN & BATES S. M. H.
J APPEL & SCHAITIL,
|CLOTHING, HATS, GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, ETC.
| OISTE PEICE THROUGHOUT.
§| PLAIN FIGURES.
YOUR INTEREST! OUR INTEREST!
163 CONGRESS STREET.
pk inter AN'U BOOKBINDER.
THE OLD RELIABLE!
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
Printing and Binding,
New Machinery! New Materials!
Best Papers ! Best Work !
No Br.jg. ATo Bluster. A'o Humbug.
A JIT I STS,
Professional and Amateur.
For this week only we will close out, at half
price, our Block of Plain and Fancy Brag* and
other Plaque*, to make room for new and freak
PLAQUES worth 75c. for 38c.
PLAQUES worth }1 for Me.
PLAQUES north $1 as for 63c.
PLAQUES worth $1 50 for 750.
PLAQUES worth $2 for sl.
.Japan Panels for decorating, also at half
A general reduction in this department tat
this week only.
DAVIS BROS .
and 4t Bull street.