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SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Dnehes Here and There by the Nows
Reporters Yesterday’s Happening's
Told in Brief Paragraphs- Pickings at
At a meeting of the Catholic Knights of
America Mr. H. J. Eagan, of William Ke
hoe & Cos., was elected Recording Secretary
in the place of Mr. William Cantwell.
The steamship Chattahoochee which was
expected in yesterday morning arrived this
morning reaching the dock at 1 o’clock.
As the vessel left New York eight hours
after schedule time, the delay is explained.
Six arrests were made by the police yes
terday, and up to 1 o'clock this morning.
All were arrested for disorderly conduct,
and three were negro women, who were
having a sort of “Donnv brook fair” fight
on Broughton street.
The foundations are being laid, at the
corner of Hall and Howard streets, for a
new residence for J. P. William*, com
mission merchant. Tho residence will be
one of the handsomest in that part of the
city. John Gould is the contractor.
John Winn, the diver, returned from
Brunswick yesterday, where ho went to ex
amine tin* Viottoui of the hark Haseltino,
which had been ashore on a sandspit in tliat
harbor, lie found that her shoe was en
tirely gone, and also fifteen feet of the false
THE MAYOR’S COURT.
Decision Reserved in the Colleman-
Lightbody Matter-Ballantyne's Case.
Tho most important case on trial yester
day was theColleman-Lightbody investiga
tion. Policeman Light!* dv had filed charges
against Constable Collcmau andPat Kearney
for abusing a prisoner on the streets. Allen
Wilson, the prisoner in question, was, it is
said, the leader the riots at the Savannah,
Florida and Western railway wharves. He
was arrested Saturday and Justice Rey
nolds committed him to jail. Constable
Colleman and Pat Kearney then took hint
to his new home. Officer Lightbody
charged them with abusing the prisoner,
hitting him in the face and otherwise mal
treating him. The prisoner was handcuffed,
with his hands behind his back, and the
officer remonstrated with them
for ill-treating him so. The
officer spoke to .Allen, and he lagged him to
make tlie others stop striking him. He said
that he would go to jail willingly. Finally
a wagon was procured and he was
placed in it and driven to the
jail. Both Colleman and Kearney swore
they did not abuse the prisoner. They said
he resisted them and that they only used
force when necessary. Some other unim
portant testimony was taken, but the wit
nesses varied so much in their sworn testi
mony that the Mayor reserved his decision.
It will be awaited with interest.
The case of .James Ballantyne, charged
with brickbatting William Briscoe, was up,
but as no one appeared to prosecute Ballan
tyne the case was continued till this morn
ing to give Briscoe a chance to appear before
A Good Plan to Follow.
Avery pretty scene was witnessed in H
C Livingston's drug store yesterday after
noon when twenty-five “little ones” of the
Female Home, Bull and Charlton
streets, were treated to all sorts of delicious
cool drinks by the proprietor. Mr. Living
ston sent out over 5100 soda-water tickets to
the different orphan homes, thus giving a
great deal of pleasure to 300 little ones.
President Johnston, of the City and Subur
ban Railroad, has issued several hundred
free tickets to the poor children of the dif
ferent Sunday schools in various sections of
the city, giving them a chance to visit
some of the parks and thus enjoy a little
Gen. Lawton Received at Court.
A cablegram from Vienna announced that
A. R. Lawton had been received at
eouQt as the Minister of the United States.
There have been some comments on the de
lay that has occurred in Gen. Lawton’s re
ception, and it has been to the
trouble growing out of the Keiley
appointment. hut the fact is
that the Emperor has not been in
Vienna since Gen. Lawton arrived, un
til Thursday. and the day following his
arrival Gen. Lawton was presented anil re
A Dangerous Position.
Mr. Rosenbaum, the exjiert accountant
of the Central railrond, who made the dis
coveries relative to the alleged shortage of
C. J. Coleock, at Port Royal, did not
greatly enjoy his visit there, if ail accounts
are true. It is reported that he was threat
ened with bodily harm, and even with as
sassination, if certain reports were made
by him. He persisted in his work, how
ever, undeterred by the threats, but says he
hardly thinks the air of Tort Royal would
agree with him, and lie will not make his
residence in that city.
William Clifton, Esq., left for Eastman
Capt. It. Falligantjind family have gone
to Cartersville, Go.
Mr. John C. Wilson left on the Central
last night, for Sewanee, Tenn.
Mr. R. B Rcppard went to Monteagle,
Tenn., via the Central, last night.
Miss Meta Heywaid weut to Kingston,
Ga., last night, to spend a few weeks.
Mrs. A. G. Guerard left, with her son and
daughter, for Asheville, on the Charleston
Mr. C. M. Bonno, the General Traveling
Agent of the Tavares, Orlando and At
lantie railroad, is at the Harnett House.
Among the arrivals at the Screven House
were H Ytinker, Cincinnati; Jnmw Yongo,
Memphis; Miss F. J. Price, Millodgoviflo;
A. F. Belcher, New York; E. \V. Goetz,
Sheboygan, Vv is.; Mrs. 11. G. Turnery Miss
India Turner, Henry Turner, Morton Tur
ner, Mr. and Mix F. J. Spain, Quitman.
At the Pulaski lions ; were Frank A.
Benot, LJ. Benjamin, New York; M. C.
Cameron and wife, Mrises Ida anil Jennie
Cameron, Philadelphia; W. H. Hunter,
New York; P. C. Lathrop and wife, Wil
liamsport, Fa.; A. J. Jones, Baltimore; L.
McLain, Richmond, Va.; W. H. Johnson,
Atlanta; John Morrissey, New York; J. W.
Wilber, Cincinnati; K. W Thompson, G.
G. Conener, 8. B. Stuart. Illinois;
William Wilson, Richmond, Va.: C. 8.
Graham, Boston; Alex Doil, Columbia, 8.
C.; E. W. Pratt., Richmond, Va.
At the Marshall House wero: J. E. Young,
Lake City, Fla.; M. A. Albertson, Dr. E.
Everitt, Bragunza: li. T. Jackson. Nash
v lie; C. A. Cox, Walthourville; J. 8. Lott,
Douglass; J. F. Stone, Jeaup: M. M. Still,
American; W. O. Lagerguist, Macon; W.
11. Baggar, New York; 8. 11. Brewer, Ma
con ; tv . H. Bankman, Grand Rapids, Mich.;
H. VV. Haggles, New York; J. Narheim,
At the Harnett House were Dr. Jefferson
Wilcox, BioxtoujS. D. Phillips, Piiilliits’
Mill, Ga; F. T. Davis DoLand, Fla.;
E. 8. Jessup. Augusta; W. B. Lyons and
wife, Cincinnati; R. M. Woodruff, Bridge
port, Conn.; T. C. Dillenbeok, J. A. Taylor,
Jacksonville, Fla.; C. A. Morgan, Groton,
N. Y.; R. K. Graham, Nashville; VV. D.
Stinson, Philadelphia; R. T. Newton. Hand
ford, Fla.; F. I). Ladd, Erie, Pa.; Benjamin
Drew, Crisp, Ga.; Paul Keller, E. Winkler,
Bouquet, Atkinson's new perfume. This
superb distillation sweetly recalls fragrant
Hw-is* flowers. Bright jewels in a selling of
THE COY COOL WAVE
Plenty of Indications, but the Cool*
Wave Cometh Not.
The temperature yesterday was 1” higher
than on the previous day, but tho cool
breeze which prevailed most of the time,
I tempered the sun’s torrid rays, and the heat
j was felt less on that aeconnt. The frisky
j mercury scored 88* , the average being 81" —
;1* above the normal. In all the
I cotton districts save this one, the
j temperature fell very materially. Memphis
! and Wilmington districts reported an aver
! age maximum of 82 and a minimum of 60*.
[ The axil wave thus closed around this dis-
I trict on both sides, but kept at a distance,
i The average maximum of this district was
9tf'. At the 10 o'clock reports last night the
Rio Grande and several Florida stations re
ported 84 , while North Platte, Neb., gave
42" The GO’ line is about in the same
position it was the night previous
and it seems very coquettishly inclined with
regard to this section. Texas had the bene
fit of a low temperature last night, and
many other stations further south than this
bad a lower temperature. Memphis report
ing A8", Mobile and other nlaix-s even lower.
Rain was reported in all the cotton dis
tricts, save Wilmington and Savannah.
I*ust night rain was falling in the Eastern
and Western Gulf States ana the Kio Grande
v alley The barometer was highest in
the Missouri valley and lowest in the Rio
Grande, where there is a slight local dis
turbance. Tho indications for to-day are
for stationary temperature, except in the
northern portion of the Btato, slightly
warmer temperature and variable winds.
What an Atlanta Artist Thinks of it.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 15, 1887.
Mr. \V. It. Thigpen. City:
My Dear Sir.—You have asked my
opinion of tho Telfair Academy, Savan
I have visited the galleries and art aead
eniies in New York, Philadelphia, Wash
ington and Cincinnati, and I consider the
rooms of the Telfair Academy superior to
any of these, particularly the well lighted
exhibition gallery and the collection of
antique statuary. Here they have the nu
cleus of a good collection ot paintings and
an attractive museum.
The director lius shown consummate taste
and judgment in its general arrangement,
and has certainly made the most of the old
Telfair mansion Asa Southerner, I am
anxious to see the class-rooms filled with
earnest students, applying themselves to a
thorough and systematic course of study.
Other academies may surpass the Telfair in
size, but not for comfort and perfect ar
rangement. Horace Bradley.
At the Churches Sunday.
Wesley Monumental Church, corner
Atiercorn and Gordon streets, Kev. A. M.
Wynn,pastor—Class meeting at 10 o’clock
a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and at hp. m.
by the pastor. Sunday school at 5 o’clock p.
m. Subject at night: “Young Men of the
Bible,” continued. lvn feast on Wednes
day night.and Young Men’s prayer meeting
on Friday night. A cordial invitation
extended to ail.
Trinity Mi'tbodist Episcopal Church South,
Barnard, between York and President, Rev.
T. T. Christian pastor.—l’rayor meeting in
lecture room at 10 a. m. Preaching by the
pastor at 11 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Sunday
school at 4:30 p. m. Weekly meetings as
New Houston Methodist Church, J. P.
Wanllpw, pastor.—Preaching 11 a. m. and
Bp.m. by the pastor. Sabbath school 4p.
m. Prayer meeting Tuesday Bp. m. Young
Mens’ prayer meeting Friday 8 p. m.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the As
cension, W. 8. Bowman, I). D..pastor.—Di
vine service at 11 a. m. and 8. p. m. Sab
bath school at 4p. m. All are Invited.
Independent Presbyterian Church.— Morn
ing service at 11 o’clock and Sunday school
at 5:30 o’clock p.m. The seat* are free,and a
cordial invitation is extended.
Anderson Street Presbyterian Church,
Rev. R. Q. Way, pastor. —Preaching by
the pastor on Sunday at 11 a. m. and at
8:15 p, m. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.
Pnfrer meeting Wednesday at 8:15 p. m.
All are invited.
A meeting of the Undertakers' Associa
tion of Charleston will be held in the city at
an early day, not yet fixed.
Charleston has passed the second anni
versary of the great cyclone, and the anni
versary of tho great earthquake is ap
Tho Charleston Turn verein are getting the
plans and specifications for their new hall,
at the sruthewt corner of Meeting and
Wentworth streets, ready.
The entrance to the Academy of Music is
being paved with with fine trios of Georgia
marble in placo of the boards with which
the lobby was formealy floored.
The contractors are booming the work on
tho now police and fire stations. Tho walls
of tho police station are nearly finished, and
those of the fire station are nearing the sec
It is rumored that there is very little
doubt that Messrs. Quinturd & Mallory will
start another line of steamers between New
York and Charleston. The sale of the City
of Atlanta and City of Columbus was to
have taken place in New York Thurs
day, but it lias been postponed until Sept. 5.
There ore reasons to believe that Mr. G.
A. Murphy, a contractor who has lieen do
ing business in Charleston for about a year,
has left the city not to return immediately.
Only u day or two ago he informed one of
hi* workmen that he was going away soon
to Birmingham. It is now known, however,
that he left the city a day or two ago by
steamer for New York. A representative
of the firm of Bchlepegrell Sons, to whom
and smne others. Mr. Murphy is said to owe
some hills, saiil yesterday t hat an effort was
made to stop Mr, G. A. Murphy in New
York, anil that instructions to that effect
had been telegraphed to a member of the
firm in New York. Mr. Murphy is said to
owe little hills nil around town, aggregating
Shortly before 9 o’clock Tliurs lay night
the congregation of Centenary church, who
were holding class meeting services in their
Sunday school cliiqicl in Wentworth street,
and the residents in that neighborhood,
were startled by hearing three reports from
a pistol fired in'rapid succession. The shots
were fired Viy Mr. David Hull, from the
buck window of his house, next door to the
church, and were immediately followed by
a street scene of excitement and coii
fusion. The worshipping sisters and
brothers ran pell moll from the church,
and a large crowd quickly collected on
tho scene. Korgt. Dunn, who arrived
soon after the tiring, rang the liell of Mr.
Hall’s house. He appeared on th piazza in
his whito Mother Hubbard, and hold a long
jiarley with the policemen Mow. Ho
seemed to l>e very much excited, and said
that he had fired the shots to stop the noise
made by the colored congregation. He had
Ween living there twelve months, and
couldn't stand it any longer. Hisi-hUd was
sick and he told the |ieople lo hush up; but
they would not stop, so he fired his pistol in
the air to make tln-m keep quiet. Then fol
lowtd a vehement protest against the
chief for allowing the colored people to
make so much noise. and for arrrosting peo
ple while the gambling saloons were allowed
to remain open. Mr. Hall fiendstently re
fused to come down and open his street
door, well knowing that the police had no
legal right to enter his premises and arrest
him without a sjieoial warrant. He finally
promised, however, to appear before the
Recorder to answer to the charge of dis
turbing the jkiulv, and then concluded the
seance by withdrawing to the seclusion of
With teeth all stained, and loose. I thought
That nothing could be begged or bought
To cure them, und ? cried, in pain,
•’O, would that ihcy were good again;’’
At last . let of praise go round
A cure in BOZODONT I found!
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1887.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money anl Management
About Various Lines.
The iron for the Carrabelle road will
shortly arrive at Carrabelle, Fla., when
work on the road will be commenced at
Carrabelle at once.
The Georgia Midland railroad will be fin
ished by Aug. 'AC the Columbus and
Western railroad by Jan. 1, the Co
lumbus Southern railway by Oct. 1, 188$;
and the Chattanooga Rome und Columbus
in eighteen months.
The Georgia Midland people sny the track
will reach McDonough on the East Tennes
see railroad by Saturday of this week. This
means a great deal for Columbus —new
routes to Norfolk and Charleston as ports,
and all that, you know.
The survey for the side track connection
between the Georgia Midland and tho Cen
tral railroads at Griffin has been made.
Work will begin so soon as the City Council
of Griffin has acted on the matter.
Poles are l*ing delivered all along the
Georgia Midland railroad for the new tele
graph line they will soon put up. This will
add much to the convenience of the public,
and also arid to the business of the railroad
company. Chief Engineer Greene and Mr.
IX W. Champayne in charge of construc
tion of buildings are now engaged in letting
contracts for all the section houses and
depots now unfinished on the Midland rail
road between Columbus and McDonough
A prominent official connected with the
Augusta and Chattanooga railroad said that
the Governor s order in regard to the con
vict camp will have no effect whatever on
the work of completing the Augusta and
Chattanooga railroad. "To the contrary,”
said tho gentleman, “the work will lie
greatly increased. At least 1,000 convicts
will l>e put to work at an early date. The
present camp will be moved into Columbia
county. When it is decided by which route
the road will be graded to the city the con
tract will be let out, the contractors not de
siring to bring the convicts to the city.” A
proposition from the citizens of Dalton to
give #IIXI,OOO subscription if the road will
touch that point has been filed. The road
crosses the Marietta and North Georgia at
a joint which will give them a short Tine to
Even if the “Plant company” fails to
build the railway connection from Thomas
vilie to Monticello, says the Monticello, Fla,
Constitution, we are inclined to think that
other parties will lie happy to avail them
selves of the privileges we tender. Col.
Mitchell, the President of the Augusta and
Sandersville railroad, who is among the
most enterprising railroad men of the
South proposes to extend his road to Thorn
asville, and from thence to the Gulf via.
Monticello. This road will be of greater
advantage to this country, than a branch to
Thomasville and connection with Savan
nah, and will be a shorter and more direct
route to the northern markets. Col. Mitch
ell’s plans are about perfected, and he will
not require six or eight months to survey a
route. He will complete n road in less time
than is required by some engineer corps to
make a survey.
The people of Atlanta raised a subscrip
tion of about #300,000 for the Atlanta and
Hawkinsville road. Instead of wasting this
and rushing I Hinds to sale on a projected
road, they put up #500,000 in cash, graded
the road, bought steel rails and offered lionds
on a road actually built. They then sold
their lionds at a low but fair price, naively
remarks the Constitution: "At the price
they will make back the money they in
vest ed and have a safe and handsome profit
besides.” This investment can be repeated
aibis the Constitution: "The same com
pany that has put the Atlanta and Haw
kinsville through, can organize this fall
a company to build the road to Eatonton
and Waynesboro, which will materialize
Atlanta’s projected line from the Mississippi
to the Atlantic. Tli“ Atlanta and Hawkins
ville will have the richest and heaviest local
trade of any road running into Atlanta.
When its affairs are fairly in shape, and its
work done, a construction company, with a
capital of $1,000,000, can lie raised in At
lanta to build the Atlanta, Mississippi and
Charleston Daily Sun: The people of
Knoxville, Tenn., and Greenville, S. C.,
and the intervening counties of Tennessee
and North Carolina, are in earnest in their
purpose to build a railroad from Knoxville
to Augusta, with the design of extending it
to deep water at Port Royal. The road is
not in the air. More than 100 miles of it,
from Augusta to a point fourteen miles lie
low Greenville, is graded and ready for the
trestles, bridges, croestie* and rails. A
responsible construction company has of
fered to take the securities promised and
complete the grading and equipment of the
i line. It will not be good for Charleston to
have a railroad from Knoxville and the
Northwest direct across the mountains,
crossing this State diagonally and finding a
harbor at Port Royal. If the Western peo
ple build the road they will use it for com
munication with deep water, and will get
the value of their money out of it. There
are ten men in Charleston who could secure
the deflection of this road to this city by
liberal personal subscriptions and promise
of business. There are a hundred men here
in business who could afford to invest $2,000
a piece in the road, and insure its building
and terminal point at the wharves of this
Rival Hotel Attractions.
From the Syracuse Standard
“1 was in California during the stirring
days of 1851-3,” said an old fall, lank min
stre' man, who has been in Australia for the
list twenty years, and who recently return
ed to this country to die. living afflicted
with an incurable disease. He fs now at the
Cnndee House. “1 was 14 yearsold or so,” he
went on, “nnd a hanger ou at my uncle’s
mining camp. We ran into Han Francisco
frequently, and I shall na\ er forget the at
tractions which two rivnl hotels offered to
the public to eclipse the other’s patronage.
Gne of them was known as the Clean Sh rt
and the other ns the Golden Eogjr. The
Clean Hhirt started with a small one-horse
brass-band concert on the balcony every
evening, nnd drew big crowds, including
about all the Golden Eagle’s guests. Pretry
soon, however, the Clean (Shirt began to
lose her Ininrders by the score without any
apparent cause. The proprietor enlarged
Ins In ass hand and polished up his liar with
out effect. It didn’t take him long to find
out that the Golden Eagle was having
nightly cocking mains anil dog fights for
the exclusive benefits of her guests. Then
tiic Clean Shirt got back part of her custom
bv introducing private prize fight' and
slugging matches. It’s a fact, gentlemen,
that, when mmol's und others had pers mat
differences pi settle, they used Pi offer t' eir
services p> the proprietor of the Clean
.Shirt, who paid well for a fight, the money
going P> the winner. Of course these ex
liibitions were given in private quarters
nnd none but guests and their friends were
admitted. The Golden Eagle next enhanced
its attractiveness by knocking out one end
of her dining-room and building ou a stage
and a green-room and other like accessories,
and hail variety |ierformunres nt every
meal. Women were scarce in that
part of the country, and the Golden
Eagle's half dozen serio-comics, which came
on from tlie Lord knows whore, proved a
great card, a better one than the Clean
Shirt with ell ite ingenuity could play. One
day, however, n desjierado went into the
Clean Shirt and shot a bartender, a phe
nomenon which made Her famous and plain'd
her far ahead of the Golden Eagle in the
estimation of the traveling public. But, the
proprietor of the Eagle was an ingenious,
enterprising cuss, nnd saw his opportunity.
He headed a gang which went out and cap
tured the murderer, nnd bringing him hack
strung him up on the djiiingroom stage one
evening nt supper, and all the guests, tran
sion' nnd permanent, wen. accorded the
privilege of firing their revolvers at bis
dangling hodv. That was a great day for
the Gulden Ijaglc One shot accidentally
went through the head of a waiter, and the
entertainment ftir exceeded the proprietor’s
most san uine expectations.”
Belmigers. 34 Whitaker street-
Memphis Induces the Umpire to Call
a Game Unjustly.
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 2fi.—Birmingham
was deliberately robbed in to-day’s game.
The score stood 10 to S, when Birmingham
came to the bat in her half of the ninth in
ning. The errors of the home team and
Masran’s sacrifice enabled Hillery and
Burks to score. An attempt was made to
throw the latter out at the home plate,
but he was clearly safe and
the umpire so decided. Andrews and other
players came in from their | *>sts to remon
strate. when Stallings, who was on first,
lgan to play off that base. McKeogh
threw wild y to Crottv, who missed the ball
and Stallings ran on to third. Just then it
occurred to Doyle that it was too dark to
play any longer. The point was eagerly
taken up by the Browns and Umpire Suck
yielded anil called the game. It yns gotting
dark, but not dark enough to prevent Bir
mingham from hitting the ball. That's
where the shoe pinched. Even the 200 spec
tators, who witnessed the game, could not
but laugh at the flimsy pretext. It was a
clear case of robbery, and that's all there is
of it. The score by innings follows:
Memphis 8 l 1 0 1 0 2 8 o—lo
Birmingham 40 2 02000 2—lo
Birmingham had one man out, and one on
third when time was on!lei.
Batteries—McKeogii ind Baker for Memphis,
Webber and Stallings for Birmingham.
Bose hit* -Memphis I M . Birmingham JO.
Errors—Memphis 6, Birmingham G.
Rain at New Orleans.
New Orleans, Aug. 2ii.—lt rained hard
again to-day and the Charleston game was
postjxnned. There will be two games played
At St. Louis—Eight innings on account
St. Louis 3 ! 0 0 *2 5 4 I—ls
Metropolitan 2 1 0 80 0 0 I—6
Has * hits—St. Louis 21. Metropolitan 14. Er
rors—St. Louis 5. Metropolitan 7.
Athletic 8 0 1 0 0 0 2 l x— 7
Cleveland..... ... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0— 1
Ba9e hit*—Cleveland 6, Athletic 12. Errors—
Cleveland 3, Athletic 8.
Cincinnati 1 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 1-11
Baltimore. . 3 0 6 5 1 3 1 0 x—l 9
Base hits—Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 25. Er
rors—Cincinnati 2, Baltimore 7.
Louisville 1 0 6 0 0 2 0 1 I—ll
Brooklyn... 0 00000 00 0— 0
Base hits— Louisville 20, Brooklyn 7. Errors—
Louisville 0. Brooklyn 4.
Washington 00000101 2 4
Indianapolis 201010 2 0 x— 6
Base hits Washington 10, Indianapolis 9. Er
rors - Washington 12, Indianapolis 4. Batteries—
Gilmore and Mack, 80, le and Myers.
Philadelphia 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 I—3
Detroit 0 140 2 000 x— 7
Base hits—Philadelphia 6, Detroit 15. Errors
—Philadelphia l, Detroit 4. Batteries—Casey
and McGuire. Conway and Hanlon.
At New York-
New York 00000000 2 2
Chicago 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0-5
Base hits—New York 12, Chicago 3. Errors—
New York 9, Chicago 3 Batteries—Keefe and
Brown, Van Haltren and Daly.
DARIEN’S BLACK PHILANTHROPIST
Death of the Widow—How the Estate
is to be Divided.
The death of Mary Ann Todd, relict of
Henry Todd, of Darien, Ga., which occurred
a short time ago, recalls the provisions of
the will of that remarkable and honored
colored citizen of Mclntosh county. Ileury
Todd, whose death occurred about a year
nnd a half ago, was the richest colored man
in the State. His wealth was estimated at
over #800,0(10. After making a few small
bequests of property and annuities he willed
the residue of his estate to his wife for her
life. After the death of both his wife and
his half brother, Francis Williams, the ex
ecutors are, within three years from the
death of the last to reduce the
residuary estate to cosh, of which he di
rects t'ne following disposition: “To the
Presbyterian church of Darien, Ga., 10 per
centum of said cash, and to the colored Bap
tist church of Darien also 10 per centum of
said cash, nnd 5 per centum each to the fol
lowing churches in said citvof Darien, Ga.,
to-wit: The Methodist Episcopal church
South, the Methodist Episcopal church for
the colored people, the African Methodist
Episcopal church, the white people’s Episco
pal church, and (he eoore 1 people's
Episcopal church. The various be
quests to be paid over by my
executors as soon as practicable and with
out any unnecessary delav, to the proper of
ficers of such organizations, to be by such
officers so used as they may severally deem
liest lor the good of said churches
and the advancement of our Saviour’s cause
in those branches of tiie visible church,
and I do from my inmost heart invoke the
blessings of God the Father, God the Bon
and God the Holy Ghost upon these lie
quests, and they may bo sanctified to the
accomplishment of goixl through the mer
its of llis Son and our blessed Redeemer—
Amen.” The children of Sa villa and Juan
ita Hernandez, Frank Curdine and William
Garvin, are the otho# heirs who now come
in for the remainder of the estate which
was devised to Todd's wife for the term of
her life. The half brothers, Francis Wil
burns, died l<efore the testator, therefore,
the executors may now begin the work of
reducing the residuary interest of Mary
Ann Todd to cash, and in three years
the churches of Darien will receive about
$100,(HXl in the coin or currency of the coun
try. Todil was a “Churchman," but, it is
seen, he did not confine his gifts to the
household of his own faith. His partner in
the milling business was a white man, Mr.
Henry Huntingdon. Todd also did a large
Uiiiking busiues-i, and was always known
for his liberality. He constantly lent with
out taking note or collateral. Ilis wife was
singularly esteemed, and enjoyed the unex
ampled mark of favor among the members
of her race that the ladies of Darien visited
her socially. She was an industrious
woman, anil had amassed quite a fortune
in tier own right. Bat it would appear
that she had little confidence in
hanks or bankers in spite of her husband’s
avocation, nor did sin* believe in the sanc
tity nnd trustworthiness of last wills and
testaments. Alter her husband’s demise
she was forced to bring a hill in equity to
obtain possession of certain personal prop
erty. A Iwix marked with Henry Todd’s
name was deposited in the vaults of the
Bout lien i hank of tho city. It was taken
possession of by the ex xiutors and found to
contain #ln,ixx) in bank notes. This box
sherecovered. H*r real estate she deeded
in escrow to frien Is and relatives, not leav
ing her lauds for tho law to distribute.
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A PERVERTED PARROT.
The Trouble Which the Folsom Boys
Have Caused the Widow Bomis.
From the Chicago Sews.
Mrs. Lucretla Bemis is a widow living at
*>B2 Honore street. Her husband was a sea
captain, and when he died, at>ut fifteen
years ago, he left his wife, among other
worldly goods, a large green parrot, versa
tile alike in plumage and in conversational
powers. This parrot was named Neptune—
a modest tribute to the trident-bearing
deity whose domain had been traversed so
often by old Capt. Bemis. The Widow Bernis
enjoys the reputation of a dovoutly religious
woman—a woman whose conversation and
deeds are marked by a singular piety. Since
the demise of her lieloved husband she has
lavished the wealth of her affections upon
the parrot Neptune, and has devoted much
time to teaching the bird religious hymns
and cant phrases.
The Folsom boys live next to Mrs. Bemis.
There are three' of them, and they are 15,
18 and 19 years old, respectively. Their
father is a blacksmith, and he is an industri
ous man, but these three boys are so won
drously shiftless that they appear to have
given themselves over, body and soul, to
the devilish devices of Satan. About a
month ago these abandoned youths turned
their diabolical attention to the beguiling of
the Widow Heims' parrot into sinful ways.
From their back door step they held artful
discourse with the parrot as he perched in
the window of the second story back room,
and ere long they taught the guileless and
unsuspecting bird divers ribald words, pro
fane expletives, and wicked phrases likely
to cause a blush of shame, if not a thrill of
horror, when heard in polite society.
Last Saturday the Widow Bonus hap
pened to hear the parrot explode an oath,
and to punish him for the shocking offense,
the proper dame locked him up in the garret
for several days and fed him nothing but
dry bread. On Tuesday she believed him
punished sufficiently, and she brought him
down into the sitting room. The dejected
countenance he wore and the melancholy
droop of his tail-feathers convinced Mrs.
Bemis that Neptune was truly penitent, and
thereat the good lady much rejoiced.
On Tuesday evening the regular old
folk’s prayer meeting was held at Mrs.
Bemis’, and the attendance was somewhat
larger than usual. The ceremonies had
reached the most impressive point when the
parrot, who had maintai*ed a gloomy
silence all day, ejaculated suddenly and in
harsh, discordant tones: “Rats!” It would
be hard to conceive of an interruption more
mal apropos, more shocking.
The Widow Bemis made a plunge for the
depraved bird, with the intention of incar
cerating him again in the garret, but, as he
foresaw her design, the parrot ripried out a
volley of oaths so prodigiously shocking
that the \V idow Bemis fell back and over
on the floor, and lay there like one dead.
Old Mr. Sawyer made a pass at Neptune
with his cane, but all he did was to knock
some veneering off the haircloth sofa. The
profane bird thereupon opened out on Mr.
Sawyer, and the hideous expletives ho
rasped out drove that worthy old gentle
man very nearly into an apoplectic fit. It
seemed as if the bird had become possessed
of seven devils; at any rate, never before
had the ears of his auditors been burdened
with such a floodtide of ribaldry and pro
fanity a.s he launched out from his perch at
the back of the haircloth sofa.
The consternation, the panic, occasioned
by this horrifying episode can have no
parallel in history, unless, perchance, we
except the famous stampede excited among
the nuns by the accomplished psittacine
prodigy which Father I’rous has immortal
The Widow Bemis swore out a warrant
against the Folsom boys yesterday, and
Justice Kersten will hear Ixith sides of the
interesting story. The widow claims that
the boys have corrupted her parrot to such
a degree that he no longer delights in godli
ness, but takes pleasure oul.v in heathenish
practices and sinful conversation.
DYNAMITE UNDER HIM.
A Gentleman of New Jeraev, Who
Was Not Aft-aid of Soldiers.
From the Sew York Evening Sun.
The other afternoon a red and gray haired
Jerseyman from Red Bank arrived at Fort
Hamilton in an ancient, cat-rigged craft.
He toiled up a long flight of steps to the
top of the bluff, and was so well wince l
when he got there that he immediately sat
on the railing, removed his weather-beaten
straw hat, anrl mopped his brow with a
dirty, red handkerchief. Having rested, he
sauntered along the bluff until he came to
a place where a little path led out on to
some earthworks connected with the fort
on the other side. He crawled under the
railing and walked out on the works. He
was gazing in delight at the big elephant at
Coney Island, when a boy said: “Hav, mis
ter, i(at soger over there is motionin’ ter
The soldier in question was walking his
boat upon the grass-grown ramparts of the
“Wal, what d’yer s’pose he wants o’ me?
Eny way, he’ll hev to cum over here ef he
wants ter see me,” said the man from Jer
sey, as he turned to look at the soldier.
“You’ll git shot if you don’t git out o’
there,” said the boy.
“I guess I’ve got a right to stan’ here ef I
wanter, and I’d like ter sre that sojer shoot
mo for it,” said the citizen from Red Bank,
as his eyes wandered off to Coney Island
Meanwhile the soldier came within hailing
distance and shouted to the Jerseyman to
“come out of there.”
The Red Banker shook his fist at him and
yelled back, “You jest shoot!”
This so exasperated Uncle Sam's minimi
that he came charging down the embank
ment like a Hull Run soldier on the retreat.
“Say. boss!” yelled the small hoy, coming
promptly to the rescue, “there’s' a ton o’
dynamite under where you are standin’, an’
he only wants ter save yer life! Run. now,
or yer’a goner!”
“Yer don’t say [’’ejaculated the astounded
Jerseyite. Wal, then, I will git out; but I
want yer to understan’ I ain’t afraid o ’ no
And he started down the bluff with such
celerity that when about half way down he
stumbled anrl rolled to the bottom. He was
able t<> pick himself up, however, and was
■oon sailing before a spanking breeze from
the inhospitable shores of Long Island to
his own beloved Jersey.
We take great pleasure in announcing to
our friends, and the public in general, that
wo have opened a Special Custom Dopart
nient, which will lx- conducted under our
own personal supervision. Wo are now
ready, and have on hand a full line of Fall
and Winter Samples, to which we call spe
cial at! cation, particularly to styles, fabrics
and prices. This will enable such jxirties
that wear extra and odd sizes to have their
clothing made to measure with very little
extra cost. We guarantee aHt in every in
stance or no sale. To those who intend hav
ing their fall and winter clothing made by
u.->, we would respectfully a.sk th an to place
their orders early. Very rejx<etfully,
Appel ft ScHAiib, One Brice Clothiers,
I*>J Congress street, opposite market.
The Famous New York Clothing House
has removed to 144 Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
Back into our old quarters, and it feels
like home. We've been pent up long enough
and feel like spreading ourselves. Come
and see us; we ha#- u regular palace, and
looks as neat as n pin. We’ve prepared our
selves for this move with new mid attractive
goods and are ready for business. We shall
endeavor to retain the confidence our friends
and patrons have placed In us for selling
only the finest grade* of Watches, Jewelry,
Silverware etc., of which we have an at
tractive assortment. We always carry the
largest line of first water Ihanionds in the
State. M. Stekkbero,
157 Broughton street.
Special indications for Georgia:
RAIN Local showers, stationary tempera
iture. except in extreme northern
port.on, slightly warmer, variable
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. Aug. SB 1887, aud the mean of same day for
Departure | Total
Mean Tempeeati xr. 1 from the Departure
1 Mean Since
for 15 years Aug v 6 sT., --or —i Jari. 1,1887.
*0 0 sj a 1 -|- 1.0 | <17.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mean Daily Amcnn. gSSTth? Dc^rturo
V s.JZ -v- Mean Since
lb Years. Aug. * fC. __ or _ ,j an . i, 1887.
.26 i Trace. - 26 -6.88
Maximum temperature 88.0. minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
I:3S o’clock p. in. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 9 0 feet—a fall of 1.1 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing op. m., Aug. 26 1867. 75th Meridian
Districts. | Average.
Max.! Min. Rain-
Naxe. tic ns Temp Temp fall.
1. Wilmington 0 62 60 .00
2. Charleston 8 68 70 .13
3. Augusta 32 68 H 8 .02
4. Savannah 13 66 70 *T
5. Atlanta 13 66 66 .05
6. Montgomery 0 92 68 37
7. Mobile 9 94 68 41
8. New Orleans 90 72 .40
9. Galveston 20 90 *0 .44
10. Vicksburg 5 90 70 .18
11. Little Rock. 13 78 60 .30
12. Memphis 19 82 60 .87
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, Aug. 26. 9:36 p. it.. city time.
Portland I 56 I W j Clear.
Breton 60 : W r Fair.
Block Island 64 NW Clear.
New York city .. 62 W Clear.
Philadelphia 64 NW Clear.
Detroit 60 NW .. .. Fair.
Fort Buford I •
St. Vincent 50, E .. .14 Clear.
Washington city . | 62 | Clear.
Norfolk 70 NW Cloudy.
Charlotte I 64NE10 R Cloudy.
Hatteras .. l
Titusville 82 S E;IG Clear.
Wilmington 72 Si .. Fair.
Charleston 80.8 E+6 Cloudy.
Augusta 781 E ! T* ] Cloudy.
Savannah 80j 8 ; 6 ... I Clear
Jacksonville 82 S E 0 Clear.
Cedar Keys 84 S E j ...jCloudy.
Key West 82 S E ..... . (Clear.
Atlanta.... 76 Si .10 Cloudy.
Pensacola 82 NW . 1... [Clear.
Mobile 76 W ! ,54jCloudy.
Montgomery 76 S E | .50 Cloudy.
Vicksburg 68 NE .. i . (Cloudy.
New Orleans 78 W 32(Cloudy.
Shreveport 70 N j.. 0> Cloudy.
Fort Smith } 66 NE . ... Cloudy.
Galveston 84 S 10 Fair.
Corpus Christi I 64 S E 12' . Clear.
Palestine | 68. N 6 Fair.
Brownesville ( 80(NW'..(T* Raining.
Rio Grande , .. i j.. |
Knoxville 62 NE, I 50 Raining.
Memphis 68!NWj..1. ..Cloudy.
Nashville 66 NEI j .06 Cloudy.
Indianai>olis 64 N E . Cloudy.
Cincinnati 68*NE ! Cloudy.
Pittsburg 621 N . .1.... Cloudy.
Buffalo 56 N I IClear.
Cleveland 60! E I (Cloudy.
Marquette 46 MW ( [Clear.
Chicago 60iN E ..(.... (clear.
Duluth 56j E (Clear.
St. Paul • .... jClear.
Davenport 62' E .. .. 'Cloudy.
Cairo 781 N .. ....Icioudy.
St. Louis 68! N (Cloudy.
Leavenworth... . 62 ■ N (Clear.
Omaha 62 8 Fair.
Yankton 60 R E Cloudy.
Bismarck 54SE I Cloudy.
Deadwood 56 W j Fair.
Cheyenne 58 SW .. ,12;Cloudy.
North Platte 42 S Cloudy.
Dodge City 56 SE . j.... [Clear.
Santa Fe 84 SW ..I. .Clear.
*T denotes trace of rainfa L
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Has not decided to come to Savannah, but
all the housekeepers have decided that the
Mutual Co-operative Association is the
place to buy the best goods at the lowest
market prices. Give us a call and compare
our goods and prices before buying else
where. J. R. Withington, Agent.
The Niagara—A Prosperous Insurance
The semi-annual statement of the Niagara
Fire Insurance Company will be found in
to-day’s issue. The company is one of the
most reliable in the country, os will be seen
by reference to its report, with a paid up
capital of $500,000. The actual cash mar
ket value of its assets is $2,278,385 47. Maj
Henry T. Botts is the agent of the “Niag
ara,” and it is r favorite company with
those who place their insurance in his
$5 Boys’ Suits Reduced to $2 50.
In moving to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets, we have laid
one side, to clear out, 100 Bov's Suits, every
one of them costing $5 and over. Have re
duc'd them down to $2 50 |>er suit. Come
and look at them at the Famous.
Sanitary Woolen Underclothing.
Our attention has been directed to adver
tisements in the public papers regarding
“Imitations” of Dr. Jaeger’s Sanitary
Underclothing. We beg to state that
we are one of the largest manufacturers o f
these goods in Germany, and we guarantee
that our underclothing is quite equal in
quality, and ull other respects, to those pro
duced by other manufacturers and sup
plied to Dr. Jaeger's Company. We s|e
cially request that you advertise our man
ufactures accordingly, on our responsi
bility. Gebruder Loeb,
96 Reinsburg Strasse, Stuttgart, Germany.
N B.—Our goods, as above, are for sale
by Messrs. B. H. Levy & Bro., 161 Congress
street. Savannah, Ga.
The Famous New York Clothing House
has removed to I+4 Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
Our Mr. B 11. Levy has just brought
back with him, from Kuropo, a beautiful
line of the Jaeger System of Sanitary
Underwear and Overshirts. Call and in
spect them. Our regular stock of Gents’,
Youth’s and Biys’ Summer Clothing and
Furnishings is still being dosed out at cut
prices, to make room for Fall and Winter
WISE BUYERS WILL NOtE THIS.
161 Congress Street.
B. H. LEVY A BRO.
The Famous sew York Clothing House
has removed to I+l Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga
you get ull the comfort* of the high-priced
ho els, and save from *lto $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced.-- Hoston Home Jour
I.UDDEN A BATES 8. M. H.
MONEY TALKS !
And We Want to Invest Cash
in Empty Piano Boxes.
'T'HE AMERICAN PIANOS we have for sale
1 seem to suit the fastidious trade of tho
people of the South so well that they are order
ing more Pianos than we have boxes to ship in
or time to make. If you have got a Box you
don’t think you want to use, code and cash it
We Want 100 Boxes at Once,
and Mean Business.
Ludden & Bates S.M. H.
Anil We Are Still in the Ring
WITH 'the largest stock of
and Fancy Goods,
AND THE PRICES OFFERED KEEP U3
BUSY AND HAPPY.
COME AND’SEE US.
L. & bTs. M. H.
Unscrupulous dealers in woolen fabrics, seeking
to take advantage of the
A RE putting upon the market spurious
i V articles, manufactured in imitation of Dr.
JAEGER'S Goods and Brand. All persons are,
therefore, warned against purchasing any of
thesegoods unless stamped with our TRADE
MARK as exhibited on every garment manu
factured by us, with Dr. Jaeger’s Photograph
and fao simile Signature.
A complete line of our goods can always be
had of our Agents.
A. Falk & Son,
FOR DR. JAEGER'S SANITARY WOOLEN CO.
COTTON SEED WANTED.
COTTON SEED WANTED
THE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL CO.,
TT®P just con'Tyucted eight new Cotton Seed
ill Oil .Mills, L-Jated at the following points,
each having the capacity per day indicated:
Columbia, S. C., - 100 Ton*
Savannah, Ga., - - 100 “
Atlanta, Ga., - - 200 “
Montgomery, Ala., - 200 “
Memphis, Tenn., - 200 “
Little Rock, Ark., - 200 “
New Orleans, La., - 300 “
Houston, Texas, - 300 “
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Address,
at nearest Mill.
Southern Colton Oil Cos.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
KOR S A LE.
B Select Whisky $4 00
Baker Whisky .. 400
Imperial Whisky 300
Pineapple Whisky 2 0!)
North Carolina (Torn Whisky 2 00
Old Rye Whisky 1 50
Rum—New England and Jamaica . $1 86 to 3 rt)
Rye and Holland Gin 1 50 to 3 00
Brandy—Domestic and Cognac 1 50 to 6 00
Catawba Wine $1 00 to 81 50
Blackberry Wine 1 no to 1 50
Madeira, Pin ts and Stierrys 1 50 to 300
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.
A. H. CHAMPION,
151 CONGRESS STREET.
BAY HI M.
Imported Bay Rum,
A FINE ARTICLE,
AT STRONG'S DRUG STORE,
Cornel' Bull and Perry street lane.
“ Davis Urns.’ Best Toiled
The above was the award of the judges of the
FLORAL AND ART EXHIBITION held in
Savannah, (in., during the month of May la*t.
The celebrated Knabo Pianofortes, for which
we are the Agrata in thin Meet ion, are now over
50 years establish” I. These instruments are
favorably known all over the world. ’Tis use
less for us to take up your tittle with newspaper
Mow; you know the Kuabo Piano as well as we
do. When you want a Piano, look at ours be
fore you buy. We se] 1 at factory prices, and
can give as easy terms as any houae in the coun
try, whether lare or small. We are also Agents
for the KUANICH AND BACH, RAUS AND
EHTKY PIANOS, and ESTEY ORGANS. We
have jii.it fiM gxwl a line of instrument* as any
bouHo can Ixvwt of. and by clow* attention to
our own business, we have kept Irony winter and
Hummer, and have bountifully reaped the sue*
cess that such efforts merit.