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GOTH AM’S NERVOUSNESS.
THE MESSENGER BOYS THE ONLY
Restlessness of the Bonifaces To-Day
ae Compared with the Olden Timers -
The Money Kings Rushing About Like
Cyclones-Absurdities of Home Dec
oration Apparently Limitless.
Neiv York, Aug. 27.—New Yorkers have
the reputation of being the most nervous
people on oarth. A stranger is at once im
pressed with this fact as he takes nn elevated
train to go to his hotel. People bustle in
aud out of the train like mad, and there is
no waiting for anybody It is only by this
promptitude of action t hat it is jxwsible to
transport half a million jieople a day on tho
elevated railways of New York.
Wall street is the centre of New York’s
nervousness. Watch the men who frequent
it, and you will see that they rush down tho
thoroughfare as if pursued by somebody.
Jay Gould, nnd even staid old Russell Sage,
step along with a springy gait, outwalking
the messenger boys, who are about the only
deliberate persons seen on the street. On
the Stock Exchange every man is constantly
ou the move, and it is this desire for per
petual action which' leads members to snatch
off each other’s hats, and engage in all man
ner of horse play, such as stuffing bite of
paper down each other’s hacks, and similar
movement* of an undignified nature.
The typical old keeper of a hotel used to
be a man of slow movements and great de
liberation, but there is in New York but
one of this old school, and he is Landlord
Ashman, of the Sinclair House. Frank Al
len, of the Aster House; Edward Yernam,
of the Morton House, and Edward Stokes,
of the Hoffman House, are examples of the
restless modern landlord. Mr. Stokes is
perhaps the most nervous man in New
York.' There is a legend to tho effect that
he is never known to sit still for more than
five minutos at a time. Next to him in the
line of nervousness is a buyer for Sweetzor,
Pembroke & Cos., the dry goods men. The
salesman who sells him a bill of goods must
follow him as he paces the floor, or perha| s
pursue him up stairs into the upper story
departments of the house.
If you meet on the street a printer or a
composing room foreman from one of tho
great newspapers you will imagine that you
have at last found men who are not in such
an eager rush as the rest of New Yorker--,
but when onee they have returned to work
every man of them goes about his labors
with quick, energetic movements. This is
especially true of workers on the afternoon
papers, where time is measured by the sec
onds, and where a delay of a minute or two
in issuing an edition may mean the loss of
the sale of thousands of copies.
Mr. Morosini, Gould’s right hand man, is
a large gentleman of formidable physique.
He lives up the Hudson, nn hour’s journey
from his office on Wall street. Early every
morning he rides to the Grand Central de
pot, at Forty-second street, and then walks
with a quick, nervous tread from there to
his office on Wall street, a distance of over
two and a half miles.
The old Dutchmen, who wore once in the
majority in New York, wore men of slow
movements, but their descendants are as
restless as the New YQrkers of Yankee de
scent, and the infection seems to have spread
to the Dutchmen in the Fatherland across
the sea. Jay Gould relates how he went,
not long ago, to Amsterdam to negotiate a
railroad deal. He supposed that tho Am
sterdamers would smoke and deliberate over
the matter a day or two. He called on the
parties in interest, laid the ease lief ore them,
and was surprised when they consummated
the bargain in exactly ten minutes.
The Vanderbilt boys, with the exception
of the poetic George, are early risers, rapid
walkers and nenjpus in their movements.
Chauneey M. Depew rushes into his office
like a hurricane early in the morning, and
is constantly on the move until he goes
home in tlie evening. Go into any of the
resorts where prominent New Yorkers take
their luncheons, and you will he at ouee im
pressed with the fact of their nervous
temperament. The brothers of Roliert Bon
ner take their midday meal daily at the As
tor House. The moment they drop into
their seats a well-trained waiter reishes out
te the carving table and orders their lunch
eon, with the supplementary remark: “It is
for the Messrs. Bonner, hurry it up!” Rob
ert Bonner himself is a man of slow move
ment as compared with other New York
editors. Stick a pin in him, and ho would
probably turn about, with the calmness pe
culiar to the old school of New Yorkers, and
ask what you meant. Try the same ex-
Eeriment with James Gordon Bennett, and
e would wheel about and offer te give you
battle on the spot. Resort to the same arti
fice with Joseph Pulitzer, und ho would
spring up Vitli rage, turn, upon you and
probably knock you out in a jiffy He is
the most nervous of all New York journal
ists. and- walks rapidly, with his broad
shoulders thrown well back.
Even Mark Twain, who onee had the
reputation of being slow in action, has
visited New York so often that ho has
caught the Infection of nervousness, and he
has almost abandoned literature for the
more exciting pastime of speculation. He
is reported to b*- now engaged in one of the
most, gigantic financial enterprises of bis
life. Henry Watierson comes to New York
every summer to get n-st and entire relief
from the cares of nis newspaper. He starts
cut on his vacation with the instruction to
liis editors that ho is not to be bothered
with the details of his office, but after ho
has been in New York about a fortnight his
energy gets the bettei;of him, and he keeps
a private wire from New York to tho
Courier-Journal hot with specials for his
Mr. Arkell, publisher of the Judge, is a
short, firmly built bundle of nerves, talks in
quirk, jerky sentences, and has the faculty
of conversing with energetic Mr. Gillmaii,
his head artist, and a caller in the game
The host field for tho study of the pro
verbial nervousness of New York is Broad
way. Watch a stranger attempt to cross
the thoroughfare, und you will see him hesi
tate, wait u long time, and finally try to
cross the crowded street with his accustomed
deliberate gait. A New Yorker, ou the
other hand, makes a dive into the surging
S recession of vehicles, darts almost under
le feet of an up-going team, dashes in front
of a down-bound car, oseujics being run over
by a hair’s breadth, anil is across the street
in a jiffy. Observe the drivers of trucks
and street ears on Broadway, and you will
see that they are affected with the same
restless spirit. Generally speaking, it is im
possible te accelerate the tide of travel on
crowded Broadway street, hut the truck
drivers yell at drivers ahead of them, urge
them te hurry'on, and curse in a manner
that would fljl the heart' of a canal lioat
man with envy. The street car drivers
keep shrill whistle* ip their months, and
blow them with a constant screetch of
warning to drivers ahead of them to hurry
AH this intenso nervousness seems to have
affeoted the reflective literary men of the
metropolis, and you will scarcely find one
who is not spare in build and in
movement. This was particularly notice
able at the reception, some weeks ago, to
Walt Whitman, at which about the only
perfectly ctiinjiosed aud restful personage
was Walt Whitman himself.
Amos J. Cummings.
The absurdities of homo decoration are
apparently limitless. I called the other day
on an acquaintance, who is invariably a de
voted follower of the latest fad in the art of
making home grotesque, and found her in
wrapt admiration of her latest acquisition.
The maid opened the frontdoor slowly, anil
stepped softly bock. Hhc was so mysterious
that she imbued n:e with some of her own
emotion, and I tip-toed into the hall after
her. Ou the lowest step of the stairs sat the
Indy of the house, with her round chin in
her chubby hands, gazing in intense absorp
tion at anew umbrella rack. It consisted
| of two pieces of pipe of tho kind ordinarily
1 used for drains In the public streets. The
: two lengths were set up side by side and
! joined by a series of silver bands. On each
| drain pipe was a terracotta vine, and an
I immaculate white lilv was painted near tho
| top or the joint ends. They were of tho
same dusty and dirty hue that characterized
j them when taken out of the ground. In
| fact, the dirt had not been thoroughly
washed from them, except, where tho lillie*
were painted. This was the latest thing in
j umbrella racks.
“It’s not my own idea,” the lady of the
I house said, regretfully, ns I stared at the
| extraordinary mixture of sewer pipes and
j high art, “the idea comes from London, of
course. I saw them in a dozen houses
j there, and when I arrived on tho Aurania,
two weeks ago, I sent a note to Commis
! sioner Hess, whom I know, and he had two
i bits of old pipe sent to me from Broadway,
wh ire thev are tearing up the pavement, so
as to lay the Wires underground. They are
deliciously old and disreputable specimens,
and top anything I saw abroad. The effect
of extreme ugc is the one to be most sought
after, and newness is to be abhorred. I am
going to Newport on Saturday. I’d go to
morrow, only 1 have to wait until the car
penters can make a black walnut case to
hold the rack.”
“Are you going to carry it to Newport
“Well, rather. It will be more of a sen
sation than anything that has been shown
there thus far this season. It ought to carry
me through tho first week amid intense ex
Tlie croze for queer and uncouth objects
for decorating houses grows more rapid
constantly. Not long ago I was in an apart
ment decorated almost entirely by whips of
every conceivable fashion and size down
to modem cowboy lash. Tho effect was un
usually interesting. A Rhllodelphia mill
ionaire named Fales, who died some years
ago, had devoted a great deal of his time to
oollcctiiv canes. They were from all quar
ters of the globe, nnd ranged from the spike
sticks of the .South Rea Islanders to the Lon
don “crutch and toothpick” canes, which
were popular in London at that time.
Nearly ail of them weresold at auction in
New York. I never heard what became of
the collection until about a month ago,
when I saw nearly 400 of them ranged
around the walls of a library in a big house
in Seventy-second street. They stood up
right on the floor, held by a rack, and they
formed an admirable substitute for wain
scotting. Tho history of every cane was
fastened on the wall above the handle of
the stick to which it refereed.
I know of a Japanoso room in which sev
eral panels of the wall are formed of Japa
nese tapestries, ivith portraits of various
members of the family worked in. The
head oV Vie house is distinguished by eye
glasses aud a pair of enormous whiskers.
His portrait is the most prominent one in
tho room. All but tho face is Japanese,
and no one can have any idea of the absurd
effect of a Japanose mandarin with side
whiskers and eye-glasses until they see this
work of art. It is by all odds the most
wonderful thing I ever saw, yet the family
look upon it frith abject reverence.
The extreme in decorative art is becoming
humorous. Blakely Hall.
A Black Burglar Lodged in Jail After
an Exciting Chase.
Columbus, Ga., Aug. 27.—Henry Red
ding, a negro who has committed numerous
burglaries here, was spotted to-night by
Bailiff Owen, who attempted to arrest him.
The negro ran down Broad street, followed
by n large crowd of citizens. He was
finally captured by I’hil Hartman, but not
before considerable excitement hnd lieen
caused by the chase. The prisoner was
safely lodged in jail.
The trial of Martin Culpepper, the white
man who is charged with wife-murder,
which has been in progress at Marvyn, Ala.,
was adjourned to-day till next Tuesday for
the purpose of exhuming the body of the
dead woman, when an examination will be
A white man named George Rogers stole
a horse in Taylor county, and was arrested
in Muscogee. He was tried today at Hat
let-, convicted and sentenced to four years
in the penitentiary.
The new Jewish Synagogue has been fin
ished and the dedication services will take
place next Friday. A largo number of invi
tations have Ix4*ll issued and several visiting
Rabbis will be present.
ON SARATOGA’S TRACK.
The Weather Good and a Big Crowd
Out to See the Flyers.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 27.—The weather
was good and the attendance at the races
very largo to-day. The events were as
First Rack Three quarters of a mile. Ca
pulin non. with Pendennis second and Tidal
Wave third. Time 1:1714.
Second Rack One mile and a furlong. Burch
won. with Littroll second and Frank sVard
third. Time 1:5814-
Tn: nn Rack-One and three-ouarter miles.
V.lkwood won. with Royal Arch second and
Brown Puke third. Time 3:08(4.
Fourth Hack—Mile. Irish Pat won, with
Ohirkahominy second and Sour Mash third,
Firm Race Mile nnd a furlong: heats; over
five hurdles. In the first heat Wheatly won,
with Justin Mock second and Percy third.
Time 2:09. The second heat was also won by
Wheatly. givine him the race. Justin Mack
was second and Meadow Queen third. Time 2:10.
AT MONMOUTH PARK.
New York. Aug. 27. — Following is a
summary of to-day’s races hare:
First Rack -One mile. Eolian won. withPre
ciosa second and Bess third. Time 1:4.5.
SKcovn Rack -Three quarters of n mile.
Maxim filly won, with Paragon second and Lo
cust third. Time 1:17.
Thtro Race Ore mile. Esquimaux won, with
SMiyvesaut second nnd Belvidere third. Time
Fourth Rack—Mile nnd a quarter. Ecru
won. with Long Knight second and Phil Lee
third. Time 2:13(4.
Firm Race -.Mile and n half. Rupert won,
with Kaloolah secoud and Housatonio third.
Sixth Race—Seven furlongs. Tipsey won,
with Queen ol' Hearts second mid Editor third.
Seventh Rack -Three-quarters of a mile.
Cyclops won, with Fiivor second and Bruit
third. Time 1:1814-
MAUD S. AS GOOD AS EVER.
She Does a Mile to Wagon on a Short
Track in 3:13 1-4.
Tarrytown, N. Y., Aug. 27.—Robert
Bonnet- drove Maud 8. this afternoon on a
three-quarter mile track on his farm, tlie
fastest, mile that has ever been made to
wagon. The first half was made in 1:08'4,
nnd the last in 1 ri)4 n *. making the piile in
2: IG’a. Mr. Dourer urged the mare only on
tho last half. Mr. Bonner weighs thirty
pounds over tlie regulation weight. Ho
says the world has never seen "Maud S.’s”
equal, nnd that she is a better more to-day
than she ever was.
A Brockton Shoe Manufacturer Will
Make a Test Case.
P.rockton, Mass., Aug. 27.— Joseph Mc
1-auglilin and Patrick O’Brien, two of the
striking employes of the Douglass Shoe
Factory, were arrested to-day at tho insti
i gation of Mr. Douglass who charged them
I with conspiracy to injure Ills business. Tho
| strike was inaugurated two weeks
| ago, and since then the prisoners
| have been loitering about the factory
| trying to dissuade new hands from apply
j iug lor work. Mr. Douglass proposes to
| push the matter and make a test ease of it.
The prisoners were bailed to-uight in $5OO,
1 to appear in court Momlay morning.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you got nil the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced.— Button Home Jour■
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 1887.
A RIOT AT DECATUR.
The Marshal and a Negro Dead, and
Many Others Wounded.
Atlanta. Ga., Aug. 27.—1n a bloody
riot at Decatur, six miles below here, this
afternoon, two men were killed and one
seriously hurt. The negroes of DelCalb
county had met in the Tabernacle in Deca
tur, the county site, to have a Sunday
school celebration. Fully 5,000 negroes
were in town; many of them were drinking
and boisterous. Late in the afternoon, John
Hubbard, a big yellow negro, while drunk,
drew a pistol, and brandished it
over his head as he walked about the taber
nacle. The people were alarmed and re
quested the Marshal, Tobe Hurst, to arrest
Hubbard. Marshal Hurst, assisted by Tom
Chivers, ex-Marshal of Decatur, arrested
the negro, and disarmed him, when a crowd
of negroes rushed upon the officers aud took
the man away from them.
A warrant was then taken out for Hub
bard, and Marshal Hurst. Mr. Chivers and
Sheriff Austin proceeded to rean est Hub
hard, when a number of negroes drew pis
tols and a riot ensued. A negro named
Jake Pritchard ran up behind Marshal
Hurst and shot him in the left side, killing
him instantly, and about the same time
Tom Chivers, his deputy, was danger
ously wounded by a bullet
in the breast. One negro fired
three shots at Sheriff Austin at short
range, but missed him. The Sheriff shot at
him six times in rapid succession, and he was
afterward found dead in the woods. Pritch
ard, the murderer of Marshal Hurst, got
POLICE OO TO TIIE SCENE.
Chief of Police Connolly, of city, ac
companied by three good officers, went to
Decatur to aid the Sheriff and posse in find
ing Pritchard. At midnight news reaches
this city that they have located the negro
in a house on Phelan’s farm, near Decatur,
and tho impression is that he will be hanged
before morning. The riot created tho wild
est excitement at Decatur, and to-night the
citizens, armed with shotguns, are patrolling
Two of the rioters, Jack Goldsmith and
Bob Hey wood, have been caught and
jailed at Decatur. The jail is closely
Several Firms Burned Out.
Montreal, Aug. 27. —Fire destroyed the
Herald building last night. It was occupied
by the St. Leon Water Company, George
Hart, a coal merchant, the business and
grin ting offices of the Montreal Herald, J.
tewart & Cos., auctioneers, and the Mon
treal Steam Laundry Company. The loss
is $125,000. The property is insured.
Sharp’s Condition Unchanged.
New York, Aug, 27. —There was no
change in the condition of Jacob Sharp this
morning. Ho was quite restless last night.
He-still seems to be quite indifferent as to
Judge Potter’s decision in his favor and to
Gov. Hill’s action in calling for immediate
argument of tho stay of proceedings.
DIED IN HIS CHAIR.
Death of tho Man Who Witnessed
Thrilling Scenes at Harper's Ferry.
At Macon, Ga., Friday, Hiram Herring
ton, a machinist, was found dead in a chair
in his shop on Second street.
Mr. Herrington was in many respects a
wonderful man. He was horn in Spring
field, Mass., and was aged 69 years. When
5 years of age his father moved to Harper’s
Ferry, in Virginia, in a wagon. When 12
yeain of age he was an orphan. Thrown
upon his own resources, he made a lathe,
and then commenced his life as a machinist.
To-day the firing-pin used in all breech
loading guns is his invention. When old
enough he was master machinist and
draughtsman of the United States Armory
at Harper’s Ferry under Col. Lucas, then
Superintendent of the armory.
In 1859 lie passed through, aqd was a wit
nees to the thrilling scenes of the great in
surrection of John Brown. w hen in
October of that year Brown captured the
armory, Mr. Herrington was one of the
few officers who were not made prisoners
anil held as hostages. His spn. Hubbard,
now living in Macon, was a member of the
Floyd Rifles of that place, and was one of
those who did guard duty during those stir
ring times. When Brown was captured,
and in the December following was duly
executed, Mr. Herrington would not attend
Whoa the war began Mr. Herrington left
the United States service and entered that
of the Confederate government. In 1861 he
was assigned by the latter government to
Richmond, and at the same time received a
tempting offer to go to Spain to take charge
of an armory, but he loved the South and
refused it. 'The Secretary of War assigned
him to Fayetteville, N. C., when
he established the armory there, and in
1863 he was transferred to Macon when
he became master machinist and draughts
man of the armory, which was located on
Cotton avenue, near Orange street. When
the government built the now brick armo
ry, he began the work of moving into it and
making the pistol-making machinery for it
when the war ended. Since Hint time he
lias resided in Macon, and,never loft tho
city, with tho exception of one winter he
spent iu Baltimore.
A Kidnapped Boy Recovered.
On Feb. 19 last, in the morning, Willie
Holley, aged 10 years, left his home in
Beltewood, near Atlanta, (la., to visit rela
tives in Buckhead district, Fulton county.
While walking along a lonely country road
ho was accosted by a man named Joe Mat
thews, who suddenly turned a curve in the
road in a wagon. The man talked to the boy
a few minutes and ther asked him to get in
his wagon. The boy ijeelined and moved
on, when the man took after him. The boy
ran for dear life, but was overtaken, placed
in the wagon despite his screams and strug
gles, and driven rapidly in tlie direction of
Roswell Junction. Near that place lives a
farmer named Marion Donahoo, and to his
pa io Wiilij Holley wasjt ikon. He has be< n
kept on this farm ever since last February.
Ills mother, Mrs. E. H. Holly went alp lost
wild with grief when she realized that her
boy was lost. Hho sought him at her rela
tive's in Buckhead, but he could not lie
found. She knew nothing of his wheiv
alxmts. The disappearance of the child was
, eported to the police headquarters and the
force have been on the lookout for tho lad
ever since his mysterious taking off.
A few days ago the mother 1 aimed, for
the first time, that her son v. is ou the farm
of Marion Donahoo, and she at once notified
Chief Connolly, who appriztxl the marshal
of Roswell Junction of tnat iact, and asked
him to recover the boy.
Thursday Mrs. Holley wont up to the
junction The Marshal summoned 200 citi
zens, who rode out to Marital Douahoo’s
farm, headed by the Marshal. They got
the l*o_v and returned him to his mother at
the junction. No more |iathotic scene has
ever Is on witnessed than that which took
plare, when the long lost son was restored
to the anus of his fond mother. She was
almost overcome with joy as she pressed
him to her bosom.
The kidnapers will be prosecuted to the
full extent of the law.
Was It Walker?
Some of the ueonlc living in the district
where the Woolfo k trailegy occurred are
of the opinion that Mr. Frank Walker, Torn
Woolf oik’s attorney, has visited the scene in
disguise. Thoj' say that a few days ago a
man a Unit 30 years of age was seen in the
neighborhood with a bucket of paint and a
brush, and wa engaged in repainting fur
niture. especially among the negroes. He
seemed to tie a tyro at the business, and was
exceedingly anxious to learn all about Tom
and the murder. Ho left there as mysteri
ously as he came.
“Mr. Snaooh, what is a stag party?” asked
Mrs. Bnaggx of her husband.
“l’aradoxlral a* It may seem.” replied Snags:*.
"• stag party is one to which lb* dear* are not
admitted.” I'ittsbnrq <'hrouicle- ’ T 'eLc\ ran y.
MRS. CLEVELAND MOBBED.
An Exhibition of Vulgar (furiosity Al
most Beyond Belief.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press,
who was a passenger on the sound steamer
Pilgrim at the same time with Mrs. Cleve
land, describes as follows some of the scenes
1 had seen Mrs. Cleveland and had no par
ticular desire to see her again, although I
will admit she is well worth seeing. But
as to venturing into that mass of perspiring
and panting humanity, I would not have
risked it in order to catch a glimpse of
Venus herself. And I had seriously begun
to think of beating a retreat to some other
part of the boat when I found to my amaze
ment that retreat was cut oil. Back
of me, the passage ways into the
cabin or rather the gallery of the
cabin through which it was necessary to
pass in order to get down to the main
saloon, was one mass of people all coming
my way. On they come, the typical tour
ist on his travels, followed by his ivomen
kind. If the father of family, with his
hat over his eyes, a bag in his hand, his
linen duster creased with the day’s travel,
was anxious to get to his cabin and have a
wash lie fore attacking Mrs. Cleveland, the
daughters or the wife would not allow it;
the waiter had told them that Mrs. Cleve
land was on board, and Mrs. Cleveland
must be inspected if they got ne t a mouth
ful to eat or a wink of sleep that night.
Tlie scene became really comic. I sat
hemmed in, the incoming tide almost roll
ing over me, and now anil then I really had
to stand up in. order to lot peoplo know that
I was there and not to be trampled on.
Would any one believe that no less than
five women actually went up to the state
room door and pushed it open with .the in
tention of getting a look at Mrs. Cleveland,
and then went gigglingly and exultiilgly
back to their friends with the accouut of
their exploit? Two attacking parties were
made up right in my neighborhood, and I
was forced to overhear both the preparations
and the results.
“I shoved the door and I says: ‘Excuse
mp, is this Mrs. Brown’s stateroom?’ aud
then I backed out as quick as possible, for I
had a real good look at her. Hue is as pretty
as a picture.” This came from a sharp
faced Yankee woman, who had resolved to
do or die. At the fifth attack the lattice
door was closed and locked. The next at
tacking party discovered this, and then it
was rumored that Mi s. Cleveland had gone
to dinner. It showed great strategic skill
upon Gen. Greelv’s part that he actually
got his wife aucf Mrs, Cleveland down to the
dining-room before the hungry crowd on
the upper deck had discovered tlie
move. There is an inside door to the large
staterooms on the Pilgrim connected with
the saloon and the Greely party had gone
down without coming out on deck. The
news that there had been a flank movement
spread like wildfire, and the rush for that
cunirig-rOom was something to be remem
bered. In “Martin Chuzzle.wit” Dickens
describes the effect of the dinnor bell upon
the American hoarder. Dickens ought to
have seen the Pilgrim’s passengers go to the
dining-room in Mrs. Cleveland’s wake.
They couldn’t rush because of the throng,
but they pushed with all their might, and
within five minutes after the news had
spread that Mrs. Cleveland was at her soup
there were 500 people clamoring for admis
sion to the dining-room.
Waiters were stationed at tlje gangway
to see that peoplo did not go down faster
than there was room for them, and they
had a hard time of it that night, General
Greely and his party were placed at the
other end of the dining-room. The crowd,
by pushing hard, managed to push a few
or the leaders into the door of the dining
room, so that those leaders could see Mrs.
Cleveland in the distance and pass back a
desreiption of what was going on. Each
stage of the dinner was thus de
scribed in detail, and the informa
tion was passed along for the delectation
of the 500 who could see nothing.
Mrs. Cleveland must have eaten a very
good dinner that night, for when I thought
that the whole excitement must have died
away, and went down at 8:30 to get some
dinner, the throng was still there waiting.
Hundreds had distributed themselves on the
neighboring lounges, leaving instructions
with the negro waiters to call them when
Mrs. Cleveland appeared, and it is to the
credit of the waiters that they did nothing
of the kind, but allowed the distinguished
party to get up the gangway and escape be
fore the devoted 500 knew what had hap
CENTRAL DID NOT BUY.
Grovesteen & Pell Attempt to Force Its
Hand and Fall Disastrously.
The New York Times in its Wall street
gossip has the following: Friends of Groves
teen & Pell, meautime, talk of conspiracies,
which they aver were directed against the
broken firm. The bear speculators, they
say, gunned for them, and, taking adven
ts ge of a temporal’)' weakness, pressed them
to the wall in a common highway-robber
Against this idea, however, is to be placed
the fact that it has been an open secret in
railway circles for some time that the rail
road enterprises of the firm were threaten
ing serious embarrassments in more than
one direction. The 1 b one and Decatur road
it. is that has chiefly caused the downfall of
Grovesteen & Pell. This road was projected
on the theory that the rich Georgia Central
system would be obliged to take it in.
And the idea was a good one; if they who
were responsible for it had been able to
bold out to the end it doubtless would have
won. It makes a natural line for the Geor
gia Central, and managed as that company
could manage it there would be profits in
its operation. And the disaster of to-day
possibly is but a surer stop toward the con
summation of the original purpose, only
that doesn’t pay the New Yorkers as once it
It isn’t only New York genius, though,
that gets a hit by this sudden collapse. At
least one distinguished Southron surveys a
fine crop of blasted hope.-:. John C. Cal
houn who is a grandson, was deeply inter
ested in the success of the Grovesteen & Pell
projects. No, he didn’t have any cash in
vested. But he was to boa big gainer when
the enterprises were safely floated. For ne
gotiating services betweou the Rome and
1 locatin' and the Georgia Central, he was to
have $5,000 in money, and one third of the
company’s capital stock. And, alas! that
contract is off.
Somebody asked one of the firm of Grove
steen & Poll sometime ago what he thought
of the South in its new era of development
and enterprise, aud what were the particu
lar features of the country through which
his firm’s Southern railroad ran. The an
swer was a confession that he had not even
lieen over the route and knew personally
little or nothing nliout it. There is a pre
mium put on failures sometimes. Contractors
are all right in their way, no doubt, but left
all to themselves they are not exactly
an economical investment to railroad build
ers. The money which Grovesteen & Pell
have lately been obliged to riliso in 'Vail
street was to meet the demands of a Geor
gia railroad builder, who claimed $250,000
due on his contracts. If Mr. Calhoun had
but brought his Georgia Central friends to
terms promptly, there would have been
plenty of money to pay all such bills off
hand. and make the Calhoun household al
together happy in the bargain. But as it
is ’tis otherwise.
Victory at Last.
Consumption, the greatest curse of the
age, the destroyer of thousands of our
brightest nn 1 best, is conquered. It is uo
longer imurable. Dr. Pierce’s “Golden
Medical Discovery” is a certain remedy for
tiis terrible disease if taken in time. All
scrofulous diseases—consumption is a
scrofulous affection of the lungs—cam be
cured by it. Its efforts in diseases of the
throat and iungs are littlo less than miracu
lous. All druggists have it.
A riyiATiNo rxm uition of Spanish products
w ill soon leave Valencia for South America, and
will visit all the principal South American sea
ports The object is to open new markets for
JACK MYRICK I.YNCHED,
His Old Mother Witnesses The Execu
Frrn the Marianna ( Fla .) Enquirer.
On Monday morning last, directly after
breakfast, the report was circulated on the
streets that Jack Myrio.k (colored), the in
human fiend who had committed the dia
bolical outrage upon the person of Mrs.
of which we gave the particulars
last week, had been captured. \V e immedi
ately went in search of the information, as
reported, and learned he had been captured
near Haywood’s Landing, in this
county, at the house of Gus
Hays (colored, > who entertained him
until he sent a messenger to Henry Koontz,
(colored.) who arrived early on Saturday
morning and took him iu charge, he mak
ing no resistance. The prisoner was under
the impression that he would lie taken to
Greenwood and put in the hands of Sheriff
Scott and lodged in the county jail at Mari
anna. He soon learned his error, and was
carried by a party of men into Alabama,
near where the offense was committed. It
is reported this is the third offense of which
he is charged, but which, upon being asked,
he denied, we are informed.
He was held by the guard who had charge
of him until Monday. During the timo re
ports went out that he was to be publicly
hanged in the State of Alabama at 12 o'clock
m., and everybody in the neighborhood,
white and black, expected to be present Ip
witness it, and a3 an example to others
of the enormity of the crime, which he
repeatedly acknowledged and was wil
ling to be hanged, but not burn
ed or shot. After reflecting, the guard be
came intimidated by the expressions of
cooler and older heads, and the constable
was sent for, and thp prisoner put in his
charge. The constable summoned a posse
of eight armed men to guard him and
placed him in the giii-house of Dr. J. W.
Granger, until arrangements could lie per
fected to carry him to Henry county, Ala
A party of infuriated men determined to
avenge the crime he had committed, walked
to the door of the ginhouse, iu the face of
■the guard apd defied them—taking Jack
Myrick by a chain secured around his neck,
arid led him down the road in the direction
of the State line about fifty yards and across
the line, in Alabama, near the public high
way, about 10:15 o’clock, selected a tree
with an appropriate limb, and in the pres
ence of a multitude of people, procured a
horse, which he was ordered to mount, and
placing the noose around his neck, and
securing the other end to a limb, the horse
was led out from under him, and the soul
of Jack Myrick was launched into eternity.
Ho had been hanging but a few miputes,
and before life was extinct, a volley of bul
lets from guns and pistols was emptied into
his swinging form by a party of bystand
ers. His aged mother was present and said
to him white near the tree: “I tried to learn
you and raise you as you should have been,
but from your disobedience and disloyalty,
you have brought this upon yourself.”
When we arrived the crowd had begun to
disperse, but from inquiry we learned the
prisoner was willing, as he knew he had to
die for the acknowledged crime he had com
mitted, to be hanged, and preferred this
death to shooting or burning. He assisted,
it was said, in adjusting the rope, and stood
upon the horse until it was tied to the limb
As is the case, usually, he “was going
straight to heaven,” and said that he wanted
to be hung then rather than risk being shot
on the road in going to jail.
He was about six feet tall, 23 years of
age, poorly clad, and pAsented a most
HER LITTLE NOTE.
Here is her dainty little note—
The writing clear and line.
Upon each word I fairly dote.
And often with a thrill I quote,
The ending—“ Ever thine.”
Her notes were like those of a bird;
Each sentence seemed divine!
But wit h what joy my pulses stirred
When I had read the closing word
And came to "Ever thine.”
With what a fond and tender touch
She would these words combine!
Most surely there were never such
Sweet words combined which meant so much
As these two—" Ever thine.”
And sometimes when she wrote these two,
The first she'd underline,
To make me sure that she'd be true;
And well I know she meant it too,
When she signed “Ever thine;”
For when in after years I prayed
This maiden to be mine,
Within my own her hand she laid—
And oh, what joy those words conveyed?
She said: “I’m ever thine!”
Van Dyke Scribbler.
Excessive Hot Weather
makes Colgate & Co.'s toilet waters a necessity.
A few drops render a bath doubly refreshing.
Unscrupulous dealers in woolen fabrics, seeking
to take advantage of the
Ef nr-licmasii Popularity
VRE putting upon tho market spurious
articles, manufactured iu imitation of Dr.
JAEGER'S Goods and Brand. All persons are.
therefore, warned against purchasing any of
these jjoods unless stamped with our TRADE
MARK as exhibited on every garment manu
factured by us, with Dr. Jaeger's Photograph
and fae 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.
a. iiiniii, jig,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Has removed his offices to the Northeast Cor
ner of Drayton and Bryan Street*, Upstairs,
All those indebted to the Evening Call will
take notice that MR. O'KEEFFE is the oply au
thorised agent to collect and sign receipt*.
PATENT WATER CANS,
For applying same.
A cheap and sun l method of destroying cot
ton worms. Send orders or curres|>ond with
WILLIAM M. BIRD * CO.,
UUb East ltoy. Charleston 8. C.
DR. IIEARY • OMJMi
Office corner .tones and Dravi • • --f,
MERRIHEW-TAYLOR.-Married, at St.
Philip’s church, Atlanta, Aug. 25, 1887, by the
Rev George Macauley, James P. Merriheiv to
Hettsk A., daughter of Mrs. u. L. Taylor, all of
1 I NEPAL INVITATIONS.
BROWN.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, of Mrs. Clare Brown
and Sir. James Norwood are respectfully in
vited to attend the funeral of the former, on
Hall street, four doors from sVest Broad, MON
DAY AFTERNOON at 4 o'clock.
JONES.—On the 7th of August there breathed
out in this his beloved city one of the purest,
noblest, gentlest, yet manliest, natures that it
is men’s rare privilege ever to come in contact
with. M. Gardner Jones was uot especially
distinguished among his fellow men. it is true,
hut while others of those who were his contem
poraries might have been, and still are, may be,
shining and brilliant lights in the world, his was
no less steady, and clear, and true a light, and
perhaps, for aught that human heart can know-,
or human heart can tell, even more marked by
Him who is the great Source and the good Giver
of all light.
He was a man free from show. Unostenta
tious and of exquisite courtesy, he alike im
pressed his friends and those who knew him as
the gentleman, real and rare, as well as the
straightforward and manly man, for manli
ness with him was not of the sort that prides it
self on being brusque and supercilious. He knew
how to Ire firm aud positive in his own opinions,
and yet exhibit the finest regard for the feelings
as well as the honest convictions of others. And
his face would he illumined and Ills whole na
ture thrill with sympathy tvt any declaration of
noble or lofty sentiment from others, while the
shadow of great horror would visibly pass over
him at any, the slightest, intimation ortbought,
or word, or deed of wrong. A pure soul!
Men may be praised for their various qualities
of character that have made them great as the
world counts greatness—for their valor, their
wisdom, their wit or their wealth. But is it not
in many instances true that such praise is as
unmerited as it is so lavishly accorded? How
natural to forget, in our admiration of those
who by hard labor have risen from poverty to
wealth, that it has otten been at the sacrifice of
all the holier impulses of the soul and try the
constant hardening of their hearts against every
faintest inclination towards generosity or open
handedness, and by-being dead to all else save
self! These are not the men that bless the
world. And these are not the ones to whom
praise most is due. It is to the comparatively
poor of this earth who are ever extending the
hell ling lymd to others, and who. when "silver
and gold they have none," know how- to give
that which is worth more than whole mints of
And such a character was M. Gardner
Jones! His tenderness of heart was as genuine
as his nature was devoid of selfishness. He
could feel with one. and sneak ringing, cheery
words when occasion demanded; and men
always felt they could confide their innermost
soul secrets to his keeping with perfect safety.
Like the chevalier Bayard he was sans reproche.
It is impossible to miss, much less lose, his in
fluence. It ceased not at his departure from
earth, but, rather like the pebble which, cast
into the lake, causes the ever receding waves to
widen and widen still further, till the uttermost
shores are reached, even so it goes on continu
ing to bless those who were privileged to come
in contact with him
The world needs, in these harsh times when
there is such unnatural, swift wear and tear in
business life—the world needs, we say, men like
this man to soften and restrain and ease the
grating friction of its jar ring machinery, and to
keep it cool, and prevent the social atmosphere
from wholly becoming anything else than sweet
and fresh and pure.
And therefore it is that we give thanks for his
young life. He was only 35 when he died. His
last year or two on earth were marked by a pain
ful disease (consumption), which, while it
wrecked w hat was at no time a powerful, or
even ordinarily strong, constitution, failed to
affect either the composure and resignation
which he show-ed ns a Christian or the fortitude
which he exhibited as a mail.
He never boasted of his individual creed nor
paraded his religious faith. Innate modesty
and humble self depreciation deterred hunfrom
expressing himself freely as to these the most
sacred themes of the human heart, but his rev
erence for. aud trust in, his Maker were as pro
found as they were beautiful to behold, and if
we may follow the rule of the blessed Lord, "by
their fruits ye shall know them,” his sorrowing
relatives And friends can confidently look up to
the "skies that be above the skies” in the sure
hope that he is "not now a stranger and a for
eigner, but a fellow-citizen with the saints and
of the household of God."
“Were a star quenched on high,
For ages would its light,
Stil! traveling downward from the sky,
Shine on our mortal sight.
So when a good man dies
For years beyond our ken.
The light lie leaves behind him lies
Upon the path of men." A Friend.
LOOKING FOR THE WAGON!
Some people in the United States think they
understanu the printing business because they
have out a “shingle.” They think the brains,
push, tact and working capacity necessary can
be bought out of a huckster’s wagon. They get
left. They stop improving, start to rust and say
the business is going to the dogs. They forget
that the live business man will always encour
age a worker, and it is because TOWNSEND is
a worker that he has met witli such success. He
is not a clam. He has a “complete” outfit, and
nobody can do a better piece of work. He is
not limited to hours, and is on deck all the time.
Fine Printer and Binder, 86 and 88 Bryan street,
FOR RENT OR LEASE.
That three-story store with dry, airy cellar,
corner Bull, Congress and St. Julian streets.
Possession when desired. Also, from Oct. Ist,
11-rtom brick house, with stable and servants’
quarters. No. 36 State street.
J. C. ROWLAND, 96 Bay street.
MISS E. 31. JOHNSTON
Will open her school MONDAY, Oct. 3d, on
Taylor street, bet ween Drayton and Abercom.
Neither the Captain nor consignees of the
British bark “Ixia,” whereof Churnsbide is Mas
ter, will be responsible for any debts contracted
by the crew. A. MINIS ,fc SONS,
Office Brush Electric Light ash I’owf.r Cos., )
Savannah, (4a., Aug. 21.1887. f
All the outstanding bonds of the Brush Elec
tric Light aud Power Company i being Nos. 1 2
3, I. 5, 6. 7. U, HI. 11, 12. 13, 14. 1.5, 16, 17. 30, 31,31
98, 24, 25, 27. 2*. 39. 30.31. 33, 31. of s.',m each,
and Nos. 1,2, 3, 4. 5. 6. 8, 9. 11, 13 11. 15, 16, 17,
18, 20. 21, 22, 23, 24. 25, 26. 27, 28. 36. 38. 39, 40, 41.
42. of $100), will be paid, wits accrued interest,
to September l, IKB7, upon presentation at the
office of the Company's Rooms, 8 and 9 Odd
Fellows building, Barnard street.
After said date interest on said bonds will
By order of the Board of Directors
SAM. S. GUC'KENHEIMER.
Secretary Brush Elect r • Ligh: and Power Cos.
Cotton shippers aud warehousemen: SVo will
continue the manufacture of Colton Ink and re
spectfully solicit your patronage.
Yours, "always on hand,”
SMITH & BERRY,
Stencil and Rubber Stamp Manufacturers.
TO THE PATRONS OF THE HI UGLAR
Having lieen informed that, certain unauthor
ized parties lime visii.-d some of our patrons,
represesltina themselves as i Miplotjn of this
company, 1 would hereby inform all if otir pat
rons, that the officer* of th is roiti puny are re
quired to wear the official badge of the corn
pony, and no others are authorised by us to
enter your premises or tamper w ith our wires
or alarm boxes, uuder any circunistnnot s.
CHARLLS WHITE, Sup t.
Savannah, Aug 25. 1887
I will be unavoidably absent from the city
until the first of Octolier, Consignments of
Rice, intended for me, may he mode to
MESSRS. W. W. U< BOON & CO„
who have kindly consented to attend to busi
ness for me during my absence
FRED A HABERSHAM,
Bits Be-’ or.
A Great Financial Institution.
TheNew York Life Insurance Cos.
Record for 42 Years, 1845-1886
The new yoke life insurance com
pany began business in 1845 on the purely
mutual plan, bavins: neither capital stock nor
stockholders from the beginning.
Received from Policy-holders in
Premiums, in 42 years, 1845-1886 $159,525,918 92
Paul to Policy-hold
ers and their rep
1880 $96,714,644 63
Assets held as se
curity for Policy
holders, January 1,
1887 75,421,453 93
Total Amount paid
now held as secu
rity for their con
tracts $172,136,098 04
Amount paid and held exceeds
amount received $ 12,610,170 13
Received from Inter
est, Rents, etc., in
42 years, 1845-1886. $40,251,099 33
Death Losses paid in
42 years, 1845-1880 . 86,678,744 66
Interest and Rents exceeded
Death Losses paid $ 3,572.354 66
Dividends paid in 42
years. 1845-1886... $30,294,550 63
Legal Surplus over
State Law, Jan. 1,
1887 15,549,319 53
Amount saved Policy holders
from table rates $45,843,870 15
AN IDEAL LIFE INSURANCE CONTRACT.
The New York Life Insurance Company, 346
and 348 Broadway, New York, with cash assets
of over seventy-five million dollars, has lately
perfected a Non-Forfeitable Five-Year Dividend
Policy, which provides for—
First. A surrender value in paid-up insurance
at any time after three years.
Second. A surrender value in cash at the end
of any five-year period after issue.
Third. An accumulated dividend in cash,
paid-up insurance, or annuity, at the end of
each five-year period.
Fourth. Freedom of action with respect to
occupation, residence and travel.
Fifth. Death Claims under these policies are
payable immediately upon the receipt, and ap
proval by the Com; any, of the required proofs
of death, and with every Death Claim is paid a
Mortuary Dividend equal to fifty per cent, of
all premiums paid during the five-year period
in which death oceurs.
R. H. PLANT,
General Agent Ga., Fla. and Tenn., Macon, Ga.
A. T. CHAPMAN,
Asst. Supt. of Agencies Ga., Fla. and Tenn.
J. F. BROOKS.
Local Agent, 135 and 137 Bay street.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,'
(Forpterly St. Mark’s.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
THE MOST central House In the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN If. TOGNI. Proprietor.
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
O' 1 EO. D. HODGES. Proprietor. Formerly of
I the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union. Saratoga Springs. 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 for ousmess or pleasure.
DTJB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
''PHIS POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
Ia Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city) and has been remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
CEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantic
O coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
nished. Fare the best the market affords.
Bathing suits supplied. Terms moderate.
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor.
A SELECT FAMILY HOUSE,
15 EAST 11TH ST., NEAR STH AVE., N. Y.
Well furnished, superior table.
Ia lies traveling alone or with children receive
careful attentiou. PRICES AS REASONABLE
AS A BOARDING HOUSE.
SAVANNAH AND TYBEE RAILWAY?
COMMENCING SATURDAY, July 16,1887, the
\J following schedule will be in effect:
No. 3. No. 1. No. 5. No. 7.*
nah 10:30 am 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 9:50 pm
Ar.Tybee.ll:4s ain 4:lspm 7:oopm 11:05 pm
No. 2. No. 4. No. 6. No. B.*
Lv.Tybee. 7:ooam 4:ospm 9:lspra 8:00pm
nah B:lsam s:2opm 10:25 pm 9:lopm
•Trains 7 and 8 Sundays only.
All trains leave Savannah from Savannah and
Tyliee ileiKit, in S., F. and W. yard, east of |>as
senger depot, leave Tybee from Ocean llou^e.
Band plays at Tybee Tuesduys, l hursdays u*x4
Saturdays,leaving Savannah on the 3 v. M. tram,
leaving Tybee on last train.
Tickets on sale at depot ticket office, and at
Fernandez's Cigar Store, corner Bull and
Broughton streets. C. O. HAINES, Supt.
Savannah, July 15, 1887.
CHAS. A. COX,
46 BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA.,
GALVANIZED IRON COIiMCES
TIN HOOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
The only bouse using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work promptly
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metallic
Agent for Walter’s Patent Tin Shingles.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
Don't Do It! Don't Do Vkatf
IUHV don't walk our tony streets with thai
t nice dress or stilt of clothes on with Steiui
or Grease Spots in, to which tlte Savannah dint
sticks "closer than a brother,” when
Japanese Cleansing Cream
will take thorn out clean an a now pin. 2&e. i
bottle. Made only by
J. R. HALTIW ANGER,
At his Drug Store*. Broughton and Drayton
Wb.i-iker ji: J Wavuu street*