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QUEER FAMILY HISTORY
BELATED BY THE GRANDMOTHER
OF LIEUT. PERKINS’ BABY.
Bhe Believes Her Divorced Husband
Instigated the Proceedings to Re
cover the Child-Alienated from Her
From the New York Sun.
Poughkeepsie, Aug. 34. —Mrs. Annie
Elizabeth Coxe. the grandmother of Lieut.
Perkins’ baby, has made a statement charg
ing that William Knox, from whom she
Was divorced, is at the head of the proceed
ings against her to secure the possession of
her grandchild. She says that in 1879
Knox had an office at .819 Broadway, New
York, as agent for the Clyde Steamship
Company and Georgia Central Railroad;
that he overdrew his account $1,300, and
aaked her to sell her property to help him
<mt, although he hadn’t lived with her for
over two years. She refused, and he went
to her personal friends and borrowed m<mey.
At the time she refused he knocked her
down, when her daughter interfered and
drove him from the room This was at the
Ashlan House, New York. Mrs. Coxe
“My mother was Miss Harriet Perkins, of
Franklin, Tenn. She was the daughter of
Judge Nicholas Perkins, of the Supreme
Court. She was also a great niece of Henry
Clay and niece of Jolrn Bell, once a candi
date for the Presidency, and first cousin
of Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, who was the
aunt of Lieut. Perkins. With this blood in
his veins I do not think that Lieut. Perkins
could possibly lie capable of being the insti
gator of such a proce.'ding as is now pend
ing before Justice Barnard. The people
who are doing this go by the name of Knox,
and they live in Alabama.
“The day my daughter drove Knox
away, Knox swore he would hunt me down
to the day of his death, and that he would
make me call on the mountains to cover
me. He said he hoped to see the day when
both my daughter and myself would be beg
gars at his mother’s door. After that he
never came near me until my daughter
died, and then right away he begun his per
secutions, even while my daughter lay
dead in the house on Lexington avenue.
Last spring, when my daughter went
to Alabama in a delicate state of lieultb,
intending to stay with her grandmother,
hoping to save expenses on account of her
husband’s limited means, her grandmother
drove her out of her house before the first
week expired. Lieut. Perkins must know
where I and the baby are. I gave my ad
dress to the people at the house in Lexing
ton avenue, and asked Father Collaton, of
St. Stephen’s church, who was present
when my daughter died, to give iny address
to Lieut . Perkins at any time he applied for
it, and 1 have bean looking for Mr. Perkins
to come here or send a letter since Aug. 11.
“I have been estranged from my futher,
Robert E. Coxe, over twenty-one years. I
am his daughter by his first wife. After my
mother died, he married the daughter of
the late Thomas L. Davies, of this city,
who is in every respect a noble woman.
My daughter elojxsl with Lieut. Perkins.
They wore cousins and I, therefore, ob
jected to the union. I don’t blame the
Lieutenant for it. My daughter knew I
would oppose it and, therefore, she favored
the elopement, but that is all past. I
helped nim to pay his hotel bill, and he
would not have "graduated from the Naval
Academv if it had not been for me. He
was well up in his studies, but there was
trouble übout his physical condition, the
examining surgeon deciding that he was a
little ‘off’ in his head. I pleaded for him,
got the Admiral of the Navy interested in
im, went to President Arthur and got him
interested, got Allan Campbell and the
Secretary of the Navy interested, and
finally he went through all right and took
a long sea voyage to the Mediterranean,
and returned iii excellent health. Previous
to this he Ixdieved that there was something
S -owing inside of him thart was eating him.
e thought it was a cancer or something
“I don’t know whether what I am going
to tell you had anything to do with his con
dition or not, but his great-grandfather
married a cousin, his grandfather married
a cousin, his father married a cousin, and
his wife, my daughter, was his own cousin.
If he comes here and says he gave Mr. Fer
ris power of attorney to take the baby, I
shall think him insane, because there was
insanity in the family. When he decided
that the child must be taken South, it had
been only eight days horn, and its condition
was such that it required close medical at
tention. I persisted that tho child should
go with the nurse and myself. It seemed
(o me that God's providence threw the
nurso in my way, she is so noble and so
“My grief is great. Here I am. daughter
less, trying to do the best I can for my dead
daughter's child, deserted by my father, and
hunted by a man once my husband. My
father's conduct toward mo is breaking my
heart. For years, on every anniversary (if
bis marriage with my mother. I have writ
ten him a gentle, lov'ing letter, asking for a
father’s love. I also write him on every an
niversary of the birth of niv daughter and
wrote him when iny child died, filial, loving
letters, and have never received any answer
to any one of them, and I believe it is kill
Here Mrs. Coxe became overwhelmed with
grief and vyept. Resuming, she said:
“Can you blame me for feeling that I
have no' friends? After my mother died,
and the time came for settling the estate—
possibly $20,000 —my father would concede
nothing. Of course I was entitled to iny
share, and be paid it to my agent in worth
less notes, and I was compelled to hire a
lawyer to protect myself. 1 was absent in
Europe educating iny child, and when I
returned the matter came up in a Court of
Chancery. My father’s attorney wrote ask
ing if it could not be compromised, and I
offered to take half the amount due me, af
ter having written my father an endearing
letter imploring for a return of tho old love
os between father and child, and the
matter coldlv and formally set
tled, and to this day I have been alone in
The Church Row.
Ilev. J. IV. Wilson, tho baptist preacher
who hus been the subject of the correspond
ence between. Rev. A. E. Williams, of Fort
son, (So., and Rev. R. H. Harris, of Colum
bus, Ga., writes the following card:
Cataula, Ga., Aug. 20. — 1 do not seek
notoriety of any kind, but since tho publi
cation of the two letters of Rev. A. E. Wil
liams, lam foroed to say a few words. In
my sermon at Hamilton 1 did not “deny the
immortality of the soul.” I said, 'inci
dentally, in speaking of the mission of
Christ, that “if man has an immortal soul,
then it wu tho mission of Jesus to provide
for its salvation, otherwise he lgu. no
mission.” With regard to the tpunperanoe
question, I never did “Sight prohibition
with might and main on tiio ground that
liquor is a harmless bevorage.” I never
have proclaimed any such doctrine, in the
pulpit nor out of it. With regard to re
stricted communion, I have only to say that
m v opinion on that subject is none of bi o tlier
Williams’ business; nor am I amenable to
tuiy other man for it: and, in conclusion,
permit me to say that no man can legit,-
mately construe the curd of brother Harris
us an indorsement of me, nor of any doc
trine 1 preach. Brother Hißhamr heard
nn preach in his life, und he has never had
any conversation with mo on any of these
questions. If I atn preaching heresy, there
is a proper way to reach me without telling
the Columbus association wliat it “cannot
otherwise than do,” in tho columns of u
secular paper. J. W. Wilson.
A nu n arccTLATOB in Paris of “shady” repu
tation, being very anxious to jmssosssome deco
ration. boldly asked the Emperor Dorn Pedro to
bestow one upon him, as he had alreadi done to
M. de Lessens and others "No,” said tlie old
monarch “I can’t do It People would think
me a fool. Well. 1 could stand that. Bui they
would also think you a knave, and 1 cannot have
anv pwsf-i.s of such mentation in niv order "
Wharf Improvements Proposed—The
Rice Crop- Municipal, Politics, Eic.
Charleston', Aug. 37. —Charlestonians
who are clear-headed enough to look below
the surface of things, and who are candid
enough to admit an unpleasant truth when
it stares them in the face, say that the great
drawbacks to the prosperity of the city are,
first: A want of unanimity on the part of
its leading citizens, and, second —(let it be
written in fear and trembling) a want of
public spirit on the part of many of its
wealthy citizens. This seems to be a hard
thing to say of one’s native city, but it isa
lietrmed truth which there is no possibility
The meeting of the wharf property
owners, which took place on Tuesday last,
affords a striking proof of this. Mention
has lieon made in tins correspondence of the
project to extend the railroad to the
wharves. That this is absolutely necessary
to build up the city no one denies.
The project to extend the railroad tracks
along the water fronts was started three
years ago by somo long headed citizens.
Mayor Courtenay took hold of it, and an
effort was made to carry it out, the plan
then being for the city to build the track
and allow all the railroads to use it. At
once there was raised the cry that it was a
job. Some of the wharf owners refused to
sell the right of way through their proj>-
erty, and the plan was abandoned.
Then came the cyclone (1885) and
the earthquake (188*1) and things be
gan to look pretty blue for old
Charleston. Still the city rallied; its waste
places were rebuilt and people began to
look up again. It was hoped that by this
time some peoplo who had large money
interests in the city would be awake to the
necessity of doing something to get rid of
the threatened stagnation, and the river
side railroad project was renewed. This
time, however, the city decided to abandon
the project of undertaking the work itself,
but offered to grant the franchise to any
responsible company or corporation who
would undertake it.
The consent of the wharf owners was first
necessary, and it was for this reason that the
meeting was called on Tuesday last. Of the
result of that meeting the readers of the
Morning News have already been advised.
About 40 out of 130 wharf owners attended.
There was some quarreling and bickering,
and the meeting adjourned without doing
anything. Avery rich wharf owner had
taken the opportunity offered by an enter
prising interviewer on the day of the meet
ing to throw a thousand hogsheads of cold
water on the project, and thus succeeded in
dousing it very effectually. The riverside
railway project may be considered as dead,
and Charleston will try to go on in the old
rut for tho next 300 years.
THE GROGHAN MURDER CASE.
There have been no new developments in
the Orogbun murder case. Tho newspapers
have been filled with vogue rumors about
an alleged clue, which it is said sundry citi
zens are engaged in working up, but nobody
believes that the murderer of Croghan will
ever be brought to justice. It is said now
that the murdered man had drawn a large
sum of money from the bank on tho day of
the murder, and that the money has not
yet been found. This is the duo that the
citizens are said to be working up, and it is
also whispered that suspicion rests upon a
relative of the murdered man. But as the
relatives of the murdered man have offered
a reward of SSOO for the arrest of his mur
derer, the theory does not seem to bo able
to hold water.
THE RICE CROP.
The reports usually prevalent at this sea
son of the year are now being published, of
disasters to the rice erojis on the Santee.
From tiie best information obtainable it is
learned that these reports are exaggerated.
Sifted down, it apjioars that the negro
squatters and tenants on north Santee are
in a liad way, owing to the floods, but these
planters are mere seratchers, and their
crops amount to very little. The large
plantations on Santee are said to lie in ex
cellent condition, with tho prospect, barring
u September gule, of making splendid crops.
Nothing has been heard of the invitation
sent to President Cleveland to visit Charles
ten, and no answer is expected. Charleston
would like to have the President come. The
Mardi Gras will take place whether ho
comes or not, and tho committees are map
ping out an elaborate and attractive pro
gramme of amusements —Oct. 31, has been
fixed upon as the date for tho commence
ment of the festival.
The municipal campaign is about to open.
Mayor Courtenay will not run again. Thus
far the following candidates have appeared:
Capt. George D. Bryan, Alderman E. F.
Kwcegan. Alderman A. W. Eckel, ex-
Mayor W. W. Sale, Capt. F. W. Wagoner,
Alderman R. C. llarklcy, County Commis
sioner E. R. White, Mr. J. A. Enslow (mer
chant), Maj. C. Theodore Ellis, Maj. E.
Willis (ex-Alderman), Mr. J. W. Barnwell,
Col. W. J. Gayer, Alderman C. S. Gadsden,
Alderman James F. Redding, John Mc-
Elree, State Senator G. Lamb
Buist, and others whose names cannot
lie now recalled, with tho usual stud of dark,
horses. It will be understood that ths gen
tlemen whose names have been mentioned,
above havo not appeared in the field, but
ore only spoken or in connection with tho
office. The young Democracy will proba
bly support Capt. Bryan, who is a son of
ex-Judge Bryan, and has been Corporation
Counsel for a number of years.
AN OLD GARDEN.
Some of the Ohansren Which Have
Taken Place at Madison Square.
New Yobk, Aug. 27. —The dingy yellow
walls of Madison Square Garden have re
tained tho solMf, tinnlluriug aspect of a de
pot from the beginning, but sineo the Har
lem railroad vacated the place the interior
lias bei'n used for such a variety of purposes
that the veteran quarters must bo (fizzy try
ing to maintain their identity. Barnum’s
majestic pomp has filled the huge centre
with tailback und the mazy evolutions of
horses and riders. Jumbo used to tread
with regal dignity beneath tho dingy raft
ers. Then the large societies, notably the
German ones, such as the Anon anil the
like, held balls there. Then horse shows,
dog shows, poultry shows, cow shows ami
inan shows of every kind. All the animals
have hail their turn. Aspaamodiceffort was
made of late to revive that operatic chest
nut, “Pinafore,” with a real lioat and real,
wet water. Rumors are always starting
up about the old place to the effect that
some stock company has Imught it and that
a superb opera house or mugnifleent theatre
will lie erected and nil the dingy features of
the lunil'eriiig garden lie effaced. So one
may look for anything there, anti the New
Yorker would receive with like equanimity
the news that Patti was to shower $7 notes
around the raftersjor tho Boston dariing,
John L., was to reduce any opponent to
pulp at fisticuffs. The superlative hitter of
our day has made several groat hits there,
so that the ribs of the spectators were
squeezed till they ached. His last appear
ance was on tho dav Miss Carrie Astor was
married to Grow Wilson. Tho gilded youth
who witnessed the tving of the knot at the
Astor residence on Fifth avenue and Thirty
fourth street hastened down, in their dress
coats, to tho Garden to see Sullivan thump
The last use to which it has 1 >een put, if
not new to the Garden, is one of the most
appropriate. It was opened Monday even
ing as a concert garden. Several modifica
tions have been made to adapt it to this use.
In the cintre is a broad wooden floor, w here
erst tlie tnnliork lay. In the middle of this
floor is the band stand, where Gustav
Hinriehs wields the baton over sixty mu
sicians. Potted plants surround it, aud a
slate-colons! soundingboard of very slight
concavity hangs above. Bniall tables and
unpainted wooden chairs till this broud
space. A promenade for those who care to
walk surrounds it. Then there is a tier
of boxes, and the seats as usual. Those
who sit in ‘hr*" seat* mar not have beer or
TIIE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1887.
refreshments served to them there. If they
hunger or thirst they must come down a
! hit from their exclusive height and mingle
I with the bibulous and hungry throng on the
j floor. The crowd is chiefly bibulous, though
; cuts and wild dishes arc served. The wine
j list goes from Clysrnic water to brandy and
J champagne, extra sec, at $3 50 a bottle.
The purchaser of this must lie extra sec
himself. Most of the gay crowd linger over
the foaming beer.
When one entered the familiar old grimy
interior last night he saw circles and great
bands of colored gaslights mingling with
the glare of the electric carbons, scenic
hangings on the lofty walls, and the floor
covered with green shrubs and trees. The
strong perfume of past menageries yet
lingered in the place. As the visitor started
on the round a gust of wind struck him, and
he clapped his hand on his hat. Glancing
in the direction of the blast he saw a square
aperture in the wall, over which was
blazoned in big red letters "Long Branch
Breeze.” An American flag planted in the
path of the gale stood out ns stiffly as if it
were sheet iron. This is one of tho four
vents through which iced air is forced
into the building at the rate of
200,000 foot a minute. On a hot, sultry
night it undoubtedly would lie a delicious
tempering of the close air. Unfortunately,
on the night of opening tho weather was
cool enough to wear a top coat, and the
“breeze’’ was so great a success as to send
several people homo with a cold. The other
air vents were labeled “Atlantic City
Breeze,” “Newport Breeze” and “Saratoga
Breeze.” This was a rather slow, heavy bit
of humor. Why a “Saratoga Breeze” is
hard to tell. Tbnt quoen of the spas is not
allied to .Eolus. Somebody tried to solve
it by saying the breeze was worked by
springs, but this was saddening, too.
The programme was n popular one.
Wagner elbowed Strai-ss, Rossini fluttered
away from Brahms, and Verdi ami Weber
tried to be friendly. Brahms’ “Hungarian
Dances” was applauded so heartily that, it
was repeated. This was tho only number
that was given a second time. But Wag
ner’s “Ride of the Walkures” brought down
the house. That stormy, tempestuous,
weird cross-universe run of the drastic
maidens was demanded again by the most
insistent applause. But Hmriehs only
bowed his thanks.
Noudorf’s concerts last year at the build
ing in Fifty-ninth street, near the park,
were a great success, and there is no doubt
these will take equally well. Neudorf is in
Boston this year. Hinrich lias been asso
ciated for a long time with Theodore
Thomas’ orchestra, and is a good musician.
John J. a’Becket.
HOW TO SEE THE ELEPHANT.
An Amusement a Good Many Peoplo
New York, Aug. 27. —“Slumming” is
the visiting of the slums cf a great city by
the blase fir tho curiosity seeker. The
aristocratic practice is Raid to have been
started in Paris by Louis Napoleon, and to
have been made popular by the Prince of
Wales in London. No matter what the
origin, the pleasure bus lieen naturalized,
ami is regularly enjoyed by the wealthy
men, and frequently by the wealthy women,
of the metropolis.
A guide is secured, who usually is a de
tective or ex-police officer. His fee is from
$25 upward and the expense of the voyage,
which will nin from S3O into the hundreds.
A pleasanter and more economical way is
to secure some friend who has slummed be
fore and Who knows where to go and what
to do. The party dress in plain clothes,
leaving liehind them all jewelry. Tho men
should be provided with stout canes and the
women with traveling dusters and light
rubber shoes. No party can explore all the
slums of New York in one visit. There are
too many, their number being among the
hundreds, and the time required to see them
lieing at'the slightest estimate 310 hours, or
nine consecutive days and nights.
A typical trip would begin at 4 o’clock in
the afternoon at Chatham square with a
short trip through Chinatown. The joss
house, grocery, dry goods store, vesta urant,
policy shop, barber, tan-tan (the Mongolian
faro) establishment, Masonic Hall and board
ing-house should all be visited. At tho res
taurant a light lunch is in order. From
Chinatown it is but a stone’s throw to Little
Italy or Mulberry liend. Of interest here
are tho sour beer dives, the stale bread and
food p*'(idlers, the padrone system, the low
Neapolitan rest aurants and Murderers’ Alley
and Mary Blake’s.
A block away is Baxter’s bend, in which
there is a Malay colony, a vory decent and
very interesting dance house frequented by
negroes, Hindoos and Orientals, Italian
flancing cellars, a Polak barroom, an out
side waking establishment, and any mrni
lior of horrible and decaying tenements.
From here the visitor passes through the
famous Five Points, crosses Park Row, and
enters the river front district. Hero he
finds the sailors’ boarding houses, the bucket
shops and the half-dime cellars. These last
are where a night’s lodgings cost sc.
A call at the Oak street station house and
a look at the inmates is the next stop. From
here the sightseer proceeds to Pell, Bayard
and Chrystie streets and sees the hideous
forms of poverty and low vice there preva
lent. A half hour may then be profitably
passed at the Oriental Theatre ami the Rou
manian Opera House and a better knowledge
of tiie polyglot nature of Gotham obtained.
Five minutes to see sparring at some re
sort on the Bowery, ten minutes to the dives
of Hester street, fifteen to a Crosby street
opium joint, ten to Hairy Hill’s celebrated
home of amusements, ten more to n queer
establishment, in the vicinity, ten to the
Russians of Elizabeth street, and then off
to the east, side. Here, around Second street.
Second and First avenues, ore the head
quarters of the Socialists, Anarchists and
Communists. Further south is George
town, or the New Jerusalem, a city where
Hebrew is the vehicle of daily speech; and
further east is the awful tenement quarter,
where the tenement house eigurinakers live
and die. To the north is Sebastopol, with
its thieves, murderers and abandoned
Back again to the west side. At the Bat
tery are the cheap hoarding houses of more
than forty nationalities. On Greenwich
street are the headquarters of the Turks
and Armenians; on Thompson and its en
virons is the Ethiopian colony, and further
north are Rattle Row and Hell’s Kitchen.
Nor should tho centre of Manhattan
Island lie overlooked. The sporting houses
of Sixth avenue, the gambling dens of the
side streets, the French Mmlnme's and tho
numerous other places ami palaces dedicat
ed to sin and gin, are ail interesting evi
dences of tho growth of American civiliza
tion if not of its morality, Christianity or
Long before this route has been finished
the traveler has seen the sun rise and set
several times. At it* end let him him go to
his home, whether he has been away one
half of a night or more, get a complete
change of wear and underwear and adjourn
to the nearest Turkish bath. From here let
what he ha< worn' Im> sent to the nearest,
cleaning and scouring establishment. It
would he well if there were some such place
for tho soul ns well a* for garments, tor if
ever a man needs complete spiritual renova
tion it is just after sucli a slumming as has
been brietly sketched in these lines.
William E. S. Falks.
Stalking a Flagstaff.
FVow the Boiton Journal.
A Falmouth sportsman went out for lieaoh
birds recently. A glance across West Falmouth
meadows allowed him the long neck and head of
n blue heron. Straightway lie began to wrig
gle along the marsh toward the game. Every
now and then he would raise Ids head to make
sure that his prey had not bitted to fields more
green, and then another rod of wallowing
through green ooze ami slimy mud. At last lie
emne to an atm, and raised to his knee—to find
that lie had l>een stalkiug the flagstaff amt pen
nant of a sloop in West Falmouth harbor, a
Miss Maiuon I.ka, of Philadelphia, is the latest
Ainertean actress to scon' a hit In London. She
recently placed Audrey In “As You Like It" so
well at the Haymarket as to rroeive I'avnrahl >
mention in evory London newßjiaiier Strange
to relate Miss tea has no idea or becoming a
star on short not toe, anil she will remain in
F.nglvnd ei ■ - sirs
STOCK BROKERS BOWED DOWN.
Russell Sage’s Way of Saving a Nickel.
New York, Aug. 27. —“I tell yer it’s a
holy terror down here,” remarked the driver
of a hansom waiting for customers the other
day, opposite the Stock Exchange. ‘These
brokers can’t be making much money.” And
he crossed his legs on his high perch, leaned
over on his knee and ruefully pulled at a red
moustache. He had a beard of a week's
growth, and one eye wus bloodshot, partly,
doubtless, from exposure to the blazing sun.
He had a very presentable horse ana con
* ‘ Look at them carriages,” he continued,
dolefully. “Just look at ’em. Only a hand
ful on one block. Used to be nearly two
blocks of ’em, and brokers just jumped for
’em. Now my expenses for this rig are
about $3 50 a day, countin’ board for tho
horse, repairs, my time and so on. What
d’ye think I made the other day? Fifty
cents. That happened two days hand run
“I used to make in good times sti and $7 a
day. Now if yer make $2 or $3 a day yer
doin’ well. Where do the cabmen go in
these dull times? Oh they go off up to Un
ion square, Madison square. Thirty-fourth
street and other ferries and the steamboat
docks. That man with a coach over there
comes down hero when there ain’t no funer
als going on. It’s enough funeral for him
down here only he don’t make nothin’ out of
it yer spe. What we wants is a bull market.
Tnat’s what they say. I’m in favor of it
Ho heaved a sigh and relapsed into gloomy
The wail of Cabby.
He is not the only Wall street man bowed
down with disgust,
Business is (lull. Commissions are few.
Expenses are heavy. New suits are scarce.
Brokers who once had half a dozen new
suits every summer now wear tho half dozen
changes of last year, which betray the rav
ages of time. They don’t hire cabs, han
soms or coaches. They walk, or they take
the Broadway cars or the elevated road.
They used to clamor for cabs, and cabmen
were magnates who laid down their own
law as to prices. Now all is changed Cabby
sits on high like a grim Moloch waiting for
victims, but they came not.
Few brokers are out of town. They are
scarce at Newport, Saratoga and Bar Har
bor. There are not so many as usual at
Long Branch. Many of those who havo left
town have not gone to tho $5-a-day hotels.
They say it is healthier at the small hotels
or hoarding-houses in out of the way places
at $1 50 a day. Up in the Adirondack hunt
ing regions a broker in good times would
pay high board and hire a guide at $5 a day.
Now he and other brokers go to a cheap
boarding-house, and half a dozen will club
together and pa)- a guide $3 a day. That is
a tax of 50c. each, instead of $5, a saving of
1,000 per cent,
Plenty of Wall street brokers are now at
obscure and unheard of villagos, far from
the madding crowd, living on novel fare for
$7 a week. They say it is healthier than
Newport or Saratoga—late dinners and
languid breakfasts, l'hey arc right. But a
dull market, not the doctors, opened their
Hundreds of brokers have remained in
the city. There are fow big dinners. With
the mastit is no longer champagne: it is
beer. Beer and sandwiches, the latter, too,
often furnished gratuitously by the estab
lishment which provides the beer for a money
Beer and a free lunch!
The iron has entered the soul of many a
once haughty broker. You may laugh, but
it is no joke—to him. A Wall street phil
anthropist, filled with a .benevolent desire
to emancipate tho relics of better days from
the degrading thrnlldom of beer, said the
“The boys ought to take a hint from a
little exploit of Uncle Russell S.age. He
went into a free lunch place on one occa
sion and begun munching a sandwich.
Presently an acquaintance entered and
called for a glass or whisky.
“Let mo have the 15c., will yon?” said the
economical Sage Russell. His friend handed
it to him. Sage added 10c. to the 15 and
then turned to the barkeeper and ordered
two drinks of whisky'. “Two for a quarter,
you know.” said Sago, in explanation to his
astonished friend. “You don’t pay any
more than you would in any case, and I
save sc. If the brokers will pool their
issues and unite on this Basis, whisky may
vet bo within the reach of many who now
look and long, munch gift sandwiches and
pull at humble beer.”
But I said that many brokers remain in
town. They do. It is one of the solemn
facts of the season. Some of them take 50c.
trips to Coney Island. For instance, let us
say the broker takes the 6:50 p. m. boat for
the Iron Pier. He arrives thereat 7:50;
stays there t'll 8:50; gets back to New York
by 9:50. He has three hours of cool pleasure
for 50c. A large number of brokers take
these trips, some every once
“Well,” said a broker in referring to this
fact, “it does them more good to go down
there in a quiet, economical wav than to go
off to summer resorts and spend their money
But the dullness of tho stock speculation
has its serioqs side. Brokers don’t- laugh
about it. Some houses have given up pri
vate wires, discharged stenographers and
telegraph operators and closed branch
offices. One firm told their clerks that they
could take tho usual two weeks’ vacation
with pay and stay two months, if they
liked, without pay, agreeing at the same
time to employ them on their return.
But there is an old saying: “When
things get to their worst then they im
prove,” and having doubtless reached the
worst we may not unreasonably expect a
better business in stocks und more cheerful
times this fall.
Oscar Willoughby Riggs.
A MOTHER’S SORROW.
A Piteous Tale of Woe Narrated by a
Deserted Wife on a Passenger Train.
From the Philadelphia Netoi.
“My baby is dead!”
A half suppressed scream, partly drowned
by the noise of tho flying train, attracted
the attention of half a dozen passengers in a
crowded West Jersey railroad train from
Atlantic City this morning. A brown-eyed
woman, fair-faced and shapely, sat in the
rear end of the car, with a baby in her lap.
The poor little tiling was wan and pale,
and seemed gasping for breath with every
jolt of the car. At Newlleid the mother
arose from her sent, and procuring a glass
of ice water sprinkled part of it iri the
'•hild's fare and moistened its lips with the
tips of her fingers. A faint smile hovered
around the little mouth, and tho cold water
seemed to revive the babe, for it gave two
or three deep inspirations and its thin lit
tle hands moving uneasily before became
still. The smile became sot, and the eyes
closed, and it. was then that the mother
(■ril'd out, as she pressed the wasted form
to her breast and sobbed uloud in her agony.
A sympathetic woman in the seat behind
loaned forward and said: “let me see your
child, my dear; perhaps it has only
fainted.'' and gently upturning the liabe’s
face she looked at it. and then out of pure
womanly sympathy began to sob too. "It
is hanl, oh, so hard,” wailed the pretty
mother, as she rocked herself to and fro;
“he has been separated from me for more
than six months, and I only got him hack
t>-day, and now lie is gone from me forever.
What have I done to deserve this last
blow;” Efforts to comfort the stricken
woman were made bv two or three kind
hearted matrons, and by the time Camden
was reached she had quieted down sufficient
ly‘to tell her story, which was in many re
spects a most remarkable one.
a woman’s infatuation.
“My name,” she said, as she placed tho
dead baby on tile seat beside her, "is Emily
Gatton Jessup. I was married three years
ago last March to Caleb Jessup near the
town of Dubuque, la. My husband is a
native of Melbourne, Australia, and before
he came to America be wo* engaged to lie
married to u young woman, but broke off
th-* tevli In-, • ■ I t— -tad her flirtln:
with an English officer As I aftema-d
learned, to my sorrow, this girl was madly
in love with Him, and when he came here
she followed. He had intended to settle in
San Francisco, but she annoyed him to such
an extent that he came to St. Louis and
from there to a small village called Green’s
Corners near Dubuque.
“I met him first in St. Louis, and we
were married after a year’s courtship. He
told me all of his former life, and how he
had been in love in Australia before he saw
me. We removed to lowa, and for nearly
a year we heard nothing of the woman who
had followed him here. Fourteen months
after our marriage our baby—this baby,”
and the mother bent lovingly over the life
less day beside her, "was born. I don’t
think there were two happier people in the
world than we were for a year afterward.
On the day the babv was lft months old my
husband came homo from Dubuque, and
told me that he had been traced by the girl
he had jilted, and that she had created a
terrible scene when she learned of his mar
riage. A few days later my husband went
to Dubuque again, but did not tell me any
thing further when he came home.
ROBBED OP HUSBAND AND CHILD.
“Within a week from that time his visits
were made almost daily. Just twenty-one
days after my husband had told me of his
encounter in Dubuque I awoke one morning
to find myself deserted ; not only deserted,
but robbed of my child. Caleb left a note
behind saying that while he still loved and
respected me, he loved the other woman
better. The cruelest part of his letter, how
ever, was the concluding throe lines, in
which he said that he loved our baby boy
better than life itself, and he had determined
to take him nlong and care for him as teu
derlv ns he knew how.
"I don't remember what happened for
several days after tliat, but when I came to
myself I sold out every stick and started
East to get my baby. I traced Caleb to
Chicago, and found he had been employed
there as a waiter. Then a private detective
found him in Pittsburg, but he p.ot away
from me before I reached there. For three
months I remained in that city and then
heard he was in Philadelphia, and
when I reached that city I again
lost trace of him. I spent more than
two months in vain search. I had $l,lOO
in cash when I reached Chicago, but at the
end of six months I had expended nearly
every penny of it. I was just about ready
to destroy myself when I got word through
one of tho private agencies I had employed
that Caleb was in Atlantic City, a waiter
in a large hotel, under an assumed name. I
fonnd th is to be true, and also that he was
living with the woman he had jilted as his
wife and that she was caring for my baby
“I went down there on Thursday iast,
found my husband and my dear little child.
It was all wasted to skin and bone, but I
begged Caleb to give it to me, and I would
ask nothing more. He consented, but made
no explanation or offer to come back to me.
I did not see his—his companion. I got on
the cars, thanking God that I at least had
my child, and now He has taken it from
This was the story told while the train
rumbled along, and the travelers returning
from the seashore made merry while one
woman’s heart was breaking. She refused
all proffers of assistance, and when the
ferry boat landed at Market street wharf
said she intended to take the first train for
her home in the West.
The Recent Contempt Case—Why He
Was Sent to Jail.
Woodstock, Va., Aug. 3ft. —The Shenan
doah Herald will this week publish a two
column statement by Senator Riddleberger
concerning his recent imprisonment for
contempt of court. He say3:
“ ’There live within the limits of this ‘Cor
poration’ two pulpitless preachers. One is
named Wetzel, the other Moore, and both
now live in retirement. For a neighbor
these quondam teachers of charity have one
W. W. Jones, who has been arraigned sev
eral times for offences, the gravity of
which will appear further on. On several
occasions I have defended Jones, but in each
case it was for alleged wrongs done
to one or both of these gentlemen.
Jones is poor, deaf, and the last jury
said crazy. Jones lives in a small house
separated by a narrow road from an old out
lying field of Moore’s which was permitted
to grow up in black berries. For the offense
of walking across this road and picking less
than a pint (tin cup) of these berries this
good Samaritan had Jones arrested for
trespass, the trial of which resulted in a fine
of $3 50 and costs, or imprisonment in de
fault of payment. * * * One indictment
is for stealing rails from J. L. Burner to the
value of 30c., and tho other for stealing
rails and posts from the Rev. Mr. Wetzel to
the value of sl. This same Moore was
again on the grand jury. It will be noticed
that this last offense was committed more
than a year ago, and, although cognizable
by a Justice of the Peace, nothing was said
or done about it till this same Moore got
upon a special grand jury.’
“When the ease was called, Mr. Riddle
berger was sent for, to ap|>ear in behalf of
Jones. Owing to illness, he begged to be
excused, but finally went. Necessity arose,
however, for his leaving the court room; and
the Judge appointed Gen. Williams to assist
as counsel. On his return, Mr. Riddleberger
decided to remain through the trial.
Neither Wetzel nor Moore, he says, evinced
a disposition to prosecute; but, during an
other absence of Mr. Riddleberger from the
room, a plea of insanity hod been filed, and
the State’s Attorney urged its acceptance.
Mr. Riddleberger came back in time to op
pose this scheme, and to demand a verdict
of “not guilty.” To pronounce Jones in
sane meant to keen him in jail without a
prescribed limit. But the jury found him so.
“Mr. Riddleberger declares that the trial
was in violation of the usual procedure,
being without the form of a preliminary ex
amination before a justice of the peßce. He
insists that Jones was n victim of ‘grand
juror malice,’ no one having been willing to
prosecute the fellow until Moore got on the
“The obnoxious street placard Mr. Riddle
berger declares ‘a fair delineation of tho
oddities, cruelties and tyrannies of this mo
mentous trial.’ When he appeared in court
to answer for contempt he asked for an in
quiry into the author of the placard, but to
no purpose. He was fined and committed
to jail for five days, to which nine more
were added owing to a disturbance at the
door. Mr. Riddleborger’s nephew was sher
iff, and was not asked by the Court whether
the prisoner was attempting to escape.
Once at jail, Mr. Riddleberger received
much kind attention from the townspeople.
The Senator continues:
•’“Now as to “the matter of the rescue. It
simply amounts to this: That a number of
young friends, entirely irrespective of poli
ties, came to the jail and demanded that I
should do as they directed. After half an
hour or more of conference with Mrs Shull
and others. I thought it best for all con
cerned, including tho Judge, to go out. On
Monday morning 1 returned of ntyown voli
tion. That I was examined by two physi
cians is not correct. I have learned that all
the physicians of the town recommended
that I should not l>o confined for a reason
which they have known of without examina
Glass Eye Manufactories.
From the London Figaro.
More than 2.000,000 glass eyes are made every
year in Germany and Switzerland, and one
French house manufactures 800,000 of them an
nually. The pupil is made of colored glass,
and sometimes re 1 lines are |ialnted on the in
tier surface to simulate veins. The largest num
ber of these eyes are bought by lalsa rs who
are exposed to tire, and are consequently haute
to lose an ere. The expression of the’eyes is
almost solely due to the movements of the up
pereyulids. and this is the reason why we may
see a man with a glass eye a hundred times be
fore his infirmity is discovered.
Inspector Byrnes tells about protecting Wall
street from professional criminals. What the
community requires is a rigorous law to protect
a confiding public front the legalized Wall at re. I
thieves, it is unjust to hound a bunko mail
while the- ere r I lrn
McMAHON.—The friends and acquaintance
of Mrs. John McMahon and family are respect
fully Invited to attend her funeral from the
Cathedral of OurLtdy of Perpetual Help, at 4
o'clock THIS AFTERNOON.
DeKALB LODGE NO. 9, I. O. O. F.
A regular meeting will be held THIS (Monday)
EVENING at M o’clock.
The First Degree will be conferred.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
are cordially invited to attend.
By order of H. \V. RALL, N. G.
John Riley, Secretary.
FOREST CJTV LODGE. AO. 1, R. OF P.
A special convention of this Lodge will be
held THIS (Monday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
The Amplified third rank will be conferred.
Visiting brothers and members of sister lodges
T. E. BROUGHTON, C. C.
Attest: S. O. Roberts. K. of K. and S.
GEORGIA TEAT NO. 151, I. O. R.
Attend an important meeting of the Tent
THIS (Monday) EVENING, at 8 o’clock.
Every member is earnestly hequested to lie
present, as matters of vital importance will be
C. O. GODFREY, C. R.
Attest: Thomas Hoynes, R. S.
Will be absent from the city for ten days.
All orders left at 106 South Broad street will
have prompt attention.
D. L. COIIEN.
Neither the Captain nor consignees of the
British steamship “Ixia,” whereof Churnshide is
Master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS,
FOR RENT OR LEASE.
That three-story store with dry, airy cellar,
comer Bull, Congress and St. Julian streets.
Possession when desired. Also, from Oct. Ist,
11-room brick house, with stable and servants’
quarters, No. 88 State street.
J. C. ROWLAND, 96 Bay street.
TO TIIE PATRONS OF THE BURGLAR
Having been iuformed that certain unauthor
ized parties have visited some of our patrons,
representing themselves as employem of this
company. I would hereby inform all of our pat
rons, that the officers or this company are re
quired to wear the official badge of the com
pany. and no others are authorized by us to
enter your premises or tamper with our wires
or alarm boxes, under any circumstances.
CHARLES WHITE, Sup’t.
Savannah, Aug. 36, 1887.
PATENT WATER CANS,
For applying same.
A cheap and sure method of destroying cot
ton worms. Send orders or correspond with
WILLIAM M. BIRD & CO.,
205 East Bay, Charleston S. C.
DR. HENRY S GOLDING,
Office comer Jones and Drayton streets.
ELMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah, Ga.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
and carries a full stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing their orders abroad. J. H. ESTILL.
AM US EM ENTS.
FORD’S OPERA HOUSE,
Corner Whitaker and St Julian Sts.
To-Niizlit. August 29.
\ GRAND CONCERT will be given by the
Alabama Quartette, assisted by the best tal
ent in the city. There will be many reserved
seats for our white friends. The latest sours of
the season will Ikj giveu. A Xylophone solo
will lx played by Ft. Fiarris and It. West.
Doors openat 7 o’clock; performance to com
mence At standard time.
Should the weather not prove favorable, the
concert will be postponed uutll next evening.
Through Pullman Service.
COMMENCING June 13th a through Pullman
Buffet service will be rendered daily be
tween Savannah an I Hot Sprtugs, N. C., via
Spartanburg and Aahville.
Leave Savannah 12:28 p m
Leave Charleston 4:55 pm
Leave Columbia 10:30 p m
Arrive Spartanburg 2:26 a in
Arrive Asheville.. 7:00 am
Arrive Hot Springs ,o:qd a m
To SPARTANBURG ssl3 30
To ASHEVILLE 17 IS
To HOT SPRINGS 17 13
Sleeping car reservations and tickets good
until Oct. 51st, 1887. can lie had at BREN’S
TICKET OFFICE, Bull street, anti at depot.
E. P McSWINEY,
< >(*(‘iin Hoti^te
TYMEE ISLAND. GEORGIA
SEA BATH!NO J and on tho Atlantic
Comfort*t>l* neatly fur
! ninhod. Fan* th* !*• tin- market /ifT>i\U
j Jiath.iitf sjiU •uL pitcd reriii> >n d*r-!t
1 \a >. !> 11 i * .
Fire Insurance Association
Furnished the Governor of the State of Georgia
as required by the Act of the General As
sembly, approved October 8, 1879.
NAME AND LOCALITY.
NAME OF THE COMPANY—The Fire Lt
scrance Association [Limited], or England.
LOCALITY—U. S. Branch: Nos. 57 and 59
William Street, City of New York, County of
New York, State of New York.
Amount of the Capital Stock.... $4,500,000 00
Amount paid up in cash 500,000 00
Cash on hand and deposited in
banks to the credit of the com
pany $ 71,735 jo
Cash in the hands of agents, and
in course of transmission 130,619 59
Stocks (par value, $605,000), mar
ket value 699,190 00
U. S. 4 per cent,
re g istered
bonds $260,000 $333,150
Ohio 3 per cent.
bonds 100,000 103,500
bonds 25,000 27,190
cates 50,000 51,500
Lake Erie and
road bonds... 25,000 25,750
bonds 20,000 20,600
Newark, N. J.,
water bonds. 100,000 111,000
Montaukb’nds 25,000 27,500
Interest actually due and uncol- •
lected 8,388 51
Total assets actual cash mar
ket value $899,933 20
Losses due and yet unpaid '
Claims for losses resisted by the
Losses'not yet due, including, $90,195 21
those reported to compani
on which no action has yet
All other claims against the com
pany 10,643 28
Re-insurance 460 883 50
Total liabilities $561,221 99
IV.—INCOME— During the preceding Six
Cash premiums received $858,079 11
Interest money received 11,947 21
Total income $370,028 32
V. —EXPENDITURES—During the preceding
Losses paid $282,888 33
Expenses paid, including fees'
and commissions to agents _ u
and officers of the company.. iou,4ou at
Total expenditures $413,338 87
HENRY T. BOTTS,
Manager Southern Department.
C TATE OF GEORGIA. County of Chatham—
O Personally appeared before the undersigned
HENRY T. BOTTS, Manager, who, being duly
sworn, says he is the chief officer or agent of
Fire Insurance Association, Of England, residing
in said State, and that the reregoing statement
is true and correct to the belt of his knowledge
information and belief.
HENRY' T. BOTTS,
Manager Southern Department.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 25th
day of August, 1887.
L. W. LANDERSHINE,
Notary Public, Chatham County, Ga.
Fifth Avenue Hotel,
MADISON SQUARE, N. Y.
r pHE largest, best appointed, and most liber
ally managed hotel in the city, with the moat
central and delightful location.
HITCHCOCK. DARLING & CO.
A. B. DARLING, formerly of the Battle House,
HIRAM HITCHCOCK, formerly of the St.
Charles Hotel. New Orleans.
NEW HOT EL TO ON I,
(Formerly St. Mark’s.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New ami Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to $8 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
/ ' EO. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
‘ 1 the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, ana the
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All parts of the city and places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
tbe doors. Special inducements to those visit
ing the city for ousiness or pleasure.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r PHIS POPULAR Hotel la now provided with
Ia Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city) anti has been remodeled and rtewly fur
nished Tbe proprietor, who by recent, purchase
is uiso the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. Tbe patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of tile
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
One of tbe Largest Boarding Houses in the
AFFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing tattle, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House.
Notice to Contractors.
1) Ins for the building of tin* extension of the
J Kufaula and Clayton railroad front Clayton
to Ozark, forty miles more or lists, will Is: re
ceived by the undersigned, at his office in Ba
tatmab. Ga., not later than Aug. Slst. 1887.
Specifications, plans and profiles on file at Sa
vstmub, Ou. Right reserved to reject any or
ftl. bids. M. 8. BELKNAP,
General Manager C. R. It. and B. Cos.
While Bluff Road
PLANTS, t UQ TUTU. DESIGN’S. CV\
1 i'LOWEKiS turn to order. or
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