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A BKIRAIDON THE BILLS.
EACH HOUSE SENDS SEVERAL ON
Mr. Dean Secures Reconsideration
and Recommittal of His Meiasure to
Sell the State Road-The Senate Ad
journs as a Tribute to Judge Hall.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 29.—1n the Senate
to-day the Dean bill was reconsidered and
recommitted to tho Finance Committee.
Mr. Dean asked the reconsideration and re
committal for the purpose of making the
bill meet the views of tho opposing Senators
The following bills passed:
To extend the corporate limits of the city
To change the time of holding the Su
perior Court of Jasper county.
To change the time of holding the Su
perior Courts of tho counties of Quitman
To authorize the transferrers of tax fi.
fas. to collect the lawful interest on the
same, provided they are of record.
To amend section 1332 of the Code.
To amend section 2,88 of the Code.
To prevent officers or agents of a hank
from borrowing its funds without per
mission of a majority of its board of direc
To fix the feas of Justices of the Peace
and Notaries Public-who are ex-officio Jus
tices of the Peace iu certain cases where no
fees are now allow'ed by law.
To require the reinvestment of the proceeds
of the sale of trust property and a report
to the court of such reinvestment.
To incorporate the town of Woodbury,
in Meriwether county.
A bill by Mr. Felton, of Bibb, to author
ize the Governor to issue bonds not to exceed
*l,i#>o,ooo for the purpose of retiring the
bonds maturing Jan. 1,1889.
To prevent the sale of opium or its prepar
ations by druggists to persons addicted to
A message was received from the Gover
nor announcing the death of Judge Hall.
The Senate concurred in the House reso
lution to adjourn as a mark of respect, and
Appointed a joint committee to attend the
tuneral. The Senate Committee is com
posed of Messrs. Hawkes, Butt, and tiuorry.
In the House
In the House to-day the following new
bills were introduced:
By Mr. Harvell. of Decatur —A resolution
authorizing the Governor to sell the old
Governor’s Mansion and other property be
longing to the State in Millodgeville.
By Mr. Kimbrough, of lxx> —To prevent
the running at large of cattle, etc., in Lee
By Mr. Hand, of Miller —A resolution for
the relief of J. J. Kirkland, of Miller coun
ty, for default as Tax Collector, relieving
him and his securities of tost* on payment
of the principal.
By Mr. Lamar, of Richmoud —For tho
payment of physicians and other persons
acting as jurors in insanity trials.
Also, a bill to prohibit the discharge of
firearms on or near any public road.
By Mr. Kimbrough, of Lee—To amend
the' charter ef the town of Chokoe, Lee
By Mr. Simmons, of Sumter—To amend
the several acts granting corjxirate author
ity to the City of Amerieus, and to extend
its limits northward.
By Mr. McLendon, of Baldwin, (by re
quest)—A bill to purchase the files of the
Milledgevilie Southern Recorder for fifty
By 3lr. Ilowell, of Fulton —To amend sec
tion 2533 of the Code, ns to the manner of
making administrators or executors of deeds.
By unanimous consent the bill authoriz
ing manufacturing companies to organize
savings banks was taken up, and tho Senate
amendment was concurred in.
Bids on third reading fared as follows:
The resolution of Mr. Candler directing
the State Treasurer to refund to Mrs. S. IL
Meador #2.145 excessive taxes, passed.
The resolution of Mr. Kimbrough,
of Lee, withdrawing from the joint
committee to investigate the charges
against Messrs. Rankin and Fain, and
the Marietta and North Georgia railroad,
the further consideration of that matter
and referring it to the House Finance Com
mittee. was taken up.
Mr. McLendon opposed the resolution, and
states 1 the facts retarding the report of the
Joint Committee. He said that important
testimony from a distance was expeuted this
week. It was laid on the table.
The bill of Mr. Watts, to amend the act
prescribing the mode of letting the public
printing (authorizing the Commissioners
to’reject any bids and to relet the printing)
The bill of Mr. Wilcox, to provide for tho
registration of voters in Ware county,
The bill of Mr. Ashley, to make it illegal
to seine or fish in the Alapaha river in Wil
cox count}', passed.
The bill of Mr. Ashley, to pay S. C, Mc-
Call for an artificial leg, passed.
The bill of Mr. Hawkins, to establish a
system of public schools for the city of
A message from the Governor stated that
it was his painful duty to inform the House
of tho death of Judge Samuel Hall of the
Supreme Court, and added: “Georgia will
long lament the death of this devoted and
worthy son, and will long cherish the
memory of his public services.”
Mr. Huff, of Bibb, offered a joint resolu
tion declaring that the legislature had re
ceived the news of Judge Hall’s death with
profound sorrow, ami that as a tribute of
respect to the deceased the two houses of
the Legislature will today adjourn, and also
that a committee of three members of the
Senate and seven of the House attend the
funeral and the remains of the deceased to
their last resting place. This was adopted
and transmitted to the Senate. The House
committee consists of Messrs. Huff and
Harrell, of Decatur; Ham, Terrell, Glenn
and Felton, of Bibb, and Smith, of Gwin
STATE CAPITAL CHIPS.
Two of Decatur’s Nogro Rioters in
Fulton County Jail.
Atlanta, Ga. , Aug. 29. —Jack and Henry
Goldsmith, the negro riotei-s confined iu the
jail at Decatur, were brought here and jailud
for safe keeping. The cause of the removal
was a well-founded report that a party from
Stone Mountain intended to take the pris
oners from Decatur jail aud lynch them to
Detectives arrested Ben Cook (colored), a
porter of the Atlanta Independent Club,
here to-day. He is charged with violating
the prohibition luw iu a distinctly new par
ticular, to Vi it, furnishing liquor to people
in publie. The Atlanta Independent Club
is composed of gentlemen in all lines of
business. Its object is social intercourse.
The rooms are on Broad street, Ben Cook’s
duty in to serve the members and their
guests with liquor. The members claim
that the oluh is n private organization and
that Cix)k is simply a waiting boy, hut the
detectives say that he stands behind a coun
ter, like a barkeeper and furnishes liquor to
people in public.
THE GLENN BILL.
It is stated here to-night that a mass meet
ing will be called to-morrow for Saturday
night, at tho court house, to denounce the
conduct of the Senate for its failure to act
upon the Uleim hill. That bill is now lx'-
fore the Committee on Education, and
seems to have hung fire. It is claimed
that an attempt is being made to
smother the inonsure by the politicians,
who arc afraid of making the North mad.
It is whispered that Senator James Jack
son, chairman of the Committee on Educa
tion, is reluctant to report the bill because
he expects to l>e a candidate for Congress iu
the Fourth district and doe* not desire to
•fiend the large negro constituency in that
district. The people are elainort-sg in the
•assage of tLo i*)\, and if the Senate
fails to act upon it they propose to know
why. The action of the Associated Press
agent here, in telegraphing that Glenn and
his bill have been “brushed away.” is
roundly denounced by Mr Glenn to-night,
who states that the dispatch was written in
the interest of certain politicians who love
office more than they hate race 00-educa
JUDGE HALL’S MEMORY.
The Macon Bar Meets and Takes Suit
Macon, Ga., Aug. 20.—'This morning at
10 o’clock the members of the Macon Bar
assembled in tho Superior Court room to
take action in regard to the death of the
late eminent jurist and distinguished citi
zen of Macon, Hon. Samuel Hall. Hon. J.
C. Rutherford was chosen chairman and an
nounced tho object of the meeting. John
I’. Itoss was elected secretary. Buford M.
Davis made a motion, which was adopted,
that a committee be appointed to escort the
remains of Judge Hall from Macon to Alba
ny and participate in tho funeral exercises.
The following committee was appointed
under that motion: B. M- Davis, chairman;
George W. Gust in, Washington Dessau,
Thomas Willingham. John L. Hardeman,
Claud Estes, M. It. Freeman, W. A. Lof
ton, Olm J. Wimberly, James L. Ander
The liar of the city resolved to meet the
remains at the depot on their arrival from
Atlanta, and render all necessary services,
such as transferring the body to the Albany
train, etc. The chairman was authorized
to appoint a committee of nine to prejiare
suitable resolution touching the life and
character of Judge Hall, and to render n
report at t)e next term of Bibb Biqierior
The chairman was authorized to call a
meeting at any time, and to exercise the
functions of his chairmanship until the
final report of the committee and the action
of the Bar relative to the death of Judge
Hall shall have been submitted and con
THE REMAINS IN ATLANTA.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 29. —A Pullman
coach on the Air-Line train which
reached Atlanta at 12:30 o’clock this
afternoon, bore tho remains of Judge
Hall, and the members of his fam
ily who had been with him at Mt.
Airy. The train was met by a large gath
ering at the depot, and the casket trans
ferred to the waiting room by the following
pallbearers: Hon. W. It. Hammond,
T. P. Westmoreland, Jack Spald
ing, Alex Smith, W. S. Thompson,
Z. I). Harrison, Alex King, W. E. Martin,
J. W. Austin, It. L. Rogers, J. H. Lump
kin. all of the Atlanta bar. A delegation
from the Atlanta bar watched with tho
laxly till tile departure of the Central road
train at 2:15 o'clock. The remains wore
carried to Albany for burial and were ac
companied from this point by the memtiers
of tho family, the Legislative Commission
and Judge James T. Nisbet, Secretary of
the Executive Department, who was de
tailed by executive order.
The contest for the vacant Judgeship,
which begun in a great way when it was
known that Judge Ilall was fatally stricken,
is now fairly on, and is the engrossing
topic. The city is rapidly filling up with
the friends of the numerous candidates, and
the hotel lobbies to-night swarm. The
candidates so far named are: Judges James
R. Brown, T. J. Simmons, John T. Clarke,
Samuel Lumpkin, N. L. Hntchins, Joel
Branham, John Hall, James S. Hook,
George Hillyer and Maj. W. 8. Bassinger.
It is thought, the election will lie brought on
at once, possibly as early as Friday or
He is at Macon Collecting Evidence to
Macon, Ga., Aug. 29.—“ Frank R.
Walker, Atlanta, Ga.” Such was the name
written on the Brown House register last
night in a bold, free aud independent style
of autograph. If the handwriting be an
index of character, here then was a plain
mirror of the now noted attorney of Thomas
Woolfolk, the alleged perpetrator and only
living actor of the terrible Bibb county
tragedy which is still the horrible subject of
general discussion. Mr. Walker arrived
irom Atlanta Sunday night. He is in Macon
for the pui jxwe of seeing certain persons by
whom he hopes to prove that parties hail
made throats against the Woolfolk family.
He will also strive to obtain evidence
that there was hereditary insanity in AVool
folx’s family. His line "of defense will be
that if Woolfolk committed the deed he was
insane at the time of the act. This morning
Mr. Walker called on Thomas Willingham,
having a letter of introduction to that gen
tleman. Mr. Willingham will in no manner
have any connection with the defense of
Woolfolk, but will take pleasure in extend
ing any courtesies possible to Mr. Walker
while iii the city. During his stay here Mr.
Walker will have u desk in Mr. Willing
ham's office at which to do his correspond
ence. Mr. Willingham escorted Mr. Walker
to the warehouse of C. B. & B. E. Willing
ham, where he mot Calder Willingham, with
whom he had a previous acquaintance.
Sir. Willingham also introduced Mr. Walker
to a number of prominent citizens. Mr.
Walker walked alioiit the city very ener
getically to-day, visiting different" persons
who he thinks can give him any possible
evidence beneficial to his client. He finds
thut the general opinion of the Macon pub
lic is that Thomas Woolfolk is the murderer
of the Woolfolk family, and ought to be
hung. In the morning Mr. Walker will
obtain a buggy and go to the scene of the
murder, mid will carefully view all the sur
roundings, and sift every piece of evidence
that he can psissibly obtain. Ho will go
leisurely at work, and may spwnd several days
in Macon. Of course, lie apprehends no
bodily danger whatever in visiting the late
home of the Woolfolk* and vicinity. Mr.
Walker had a secret conference to-day with
on elderly gentleman named Woolfolk, but
would not reveal the subject of the conversa
tion. The lawyer is very adverse to being
interviewed just at present. Mr. Walker
tried to see Judge Simmons to-day, but was
unable to do so.
LOVED A SALVATION LASS.
Lieut. Farr Resigns from the Army of
Columbus, Ga., Aug, 29.— Lieut. Tom
mie Farr is no longer an officer in the Sal
vation Army. One of the rules of the army
is that there shall be no courting in its
ranks unless tho parties shot by Cupid’s
arrow have been memlxirs of the army for
at least two veal's. It apiiears, however,
that Lieut. Farr Ix'came enamored of a fair
member of the army here and has made a
declaration of love. The result is that at
last night’s meeting his resignation was
accepted. Lieut. Farr is from Augusta and
will prohably return to that. city.
The "Planter’s AVife” will be rendered to
morrow night by the Columbus Dramatic
Association for the lieneflt of the Columbus
Guards. The Guards held a meeting to
night and decided to attend the Piedmont
George Ztmzeuberg, who is agent for the
AVorkings Men’s Aiu Society, was arrested
to-day for cheating and swindling. He was
put under SSO bond.
Gov. McDaniel a Commissioner.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 29.—The Governor
has appointed ex-Uov. McDaniel commis
sioner for the State at the constitution cen
tennial at Philadelphia next month.
A Desperate Character Killed.
New Orleans, Aug. 29.—A special
from Osyky, Miss., to the Pica
yune says: “Marshal Eastley, a
desperate character, was killed to
day at his store on theTickfuw river, St.
Helena parish, La., while resisting arrest.
He was wanted iu Amite county, for kill
mg a man named Bmeed about ten years
ago. and had unto this time defied arrest.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1887.
The Camp at Pablo on the Point of
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 29.—The
military camp at Pablo broke up this even
ing. During the day a shooting contest of
200 yards took place between three Florida
battalions, live men from each company
living chosen. The match was won by
Wilson’s Battery of the First Florida
battalion, making a score of 74 out of a
possible 125. The prize was a magnificent
silver cup, given by John G.
Christopher, of Murray Hall. Tho Jackson
ville Light infantry made the second
best score 70, and the Gem City Guards, of
f’alatka, came next with a score of 09. The
day was very hazy and the wind was very
strong, which made the shooting very diffi
cult. After the match the Escambia Rifles,
Santa Rosa Rifles and Wilson’s Battery left
camp) for good and the balance of the com
panies will leave in the morning. To-night
Wilson's Buttery entertained the Escambias
and Santa Rosa Rifles with a blow-out at
their armory at Jacksonville and all hud a
jolly good time. The West Florida com
panies leave for home in the morning.
Readers of the News will recollect that a
few weeks ago Rev. A A. Prenby, of Green
Cove Springs, created a sensation by being
charged with beating his wife. His trial
has been in progress several days and to
night the following report was received by
the presiding elder.
By the Examining Committer, fi. B. Fra
r.re, Presiding Rider of the Jacksonville
Dear Brother—The committee ap
pointed to investigate the rumor of immor
ality against A. A. Presby beg leave to re
pxirt that after diligently seeking and pray
erfully weighing nil the testimony within
our reach, we deem the evidence insufficient
to justify his suspension until Conference
and the presentment on the charge of im
morality. The accusation of a vio
lent assault upon his wife
and cruelty to her daughter
in denying them the necessaries of life was
not sustained. We do not report upon any
question of imprudence of action or im
propriety of speech or spirit, as we do not
consider such a report called for by the
nature of our appointment. Raspiectfully
submitted, T. W. Moore, Chairman,
J. B. Ley,
H. H. Kennedy, Secretary.
ON A JOLLY FROLIC.
A Pleasure Party Entertained at Pen
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 29.—T. A. Phil
lips, Assistant General Superintendent of
the F.orida Railway and Navigation Com
pany, Frank R. Osborne, agent of the
Southern Express Company, and wife and
daughter, and George L. Drew, son of ex-
Gov. Drew, of Florida, arc in the city, the
guests of Supt. E. O. Saltmarsh, of the
Louisville ana Nashville railroad. The
party took a run down the bay this evening
visiting Fort Pickens, the navy yard and
other points of interest. They leave for
home to-morrow morning.
W. H. Durden, Depiuty Sheriff of Autau
ga county, Alaliania, is in the city. He is
here for the purpxwe of returning with Dave
Hutchinson alias Dave Obannon (colored),
who is wanted at Prattville, Ala., for car
rying concealed weapons. (ibannon was
captured here a few days ago by the police.
The authorities will not release him until
they receive extradition papiers from Gov.
MURDER IN LOWNDES.
John Nelson Kills Isaac Weaver In a
Waycrosr, Ga., Aug. 29. Alexander
Evans, Justice of the Peace, Valdosta, held
an inquest over the dead body of Isaac
Weaver to-day. The jury, after examining
threo Or four witnesses, agreed on a verdict,
charging John Nelson with the murder of
Ike Weaver. Nelson, who is a young man
about 21 years of age, met Wea
ver, his friend and companion,
at a house of ill fame, kept
by Marv Cribbs on Lewis Ayres’ plan
tation, about seven or eight miles north of
Valdosta. All the witnesses testified that
both Nelson and Weaver were under the in
fluence of liquor. Nelson and Weaver got
into a dispute about something, and Weaver
gave Nelson the lie. Nelson said: “Weaver,
vou called me a liar, and you must take it
“I won’t do it,” replied Weaver.
“D—you. I’ll show you!” answered Nel
son, and with that he drew out his pistol
and shot Weaver, inflicting a mortal
wound in his left breast. Weaver died
without saying a word. Nelson has fled.
AV ARRINGTON. Aug. 29.—Acting Land
Commissioner Stockslager Has issued tho
necessary instructions to carry into effect
Secretary Lamar’s recent order, restoring
to settlement and entry certain railroad in
demnity lands, among otherrthe following:
Alabama and Chattanooga railroad in Ala
bama. about 2,500 acres, covered by unap
proved selections, A'icksburg and Meridian
railroad, of Mississippi, about 1,500 acres,
also covered by unapproved selections.
Received by the President.
AV ARRINGTON, Aug. 29.—The members of
the Supreme Council of the American Le
gion or Honor called upon the President
this afternoon, and were presented by Su
preme Chancellor Nesmith. As the Presi
dent entered the reception room, the visit
ors ranged themselves ill a semi-circle and
warmly applauded him, At the President’s
invitation the members of the council vis
ited the other parlors of the AA r hite House.
The Government’s Receipts.
AVarhington, Aug. 29.—Notwithstand
ing large pension payments this mouth,
amounting to $1(1,IKK),000, the receipts for
the month to date are $7,.'>00,000 in excess
of the total expenditures during tho same
period. Tho receipts have averaged over
$1,000,000 daily, and now amount to
Dismissed from the Army.
Washington, Aug. 20. —The finding of
the court-martial has been approved, dis
missing Capt. Cyrus N. Gray, of the Twen
tieth Infantry, from the service for appear
ing at an inspection for duty as officer of
the day while druuk.
Applications for Prepayment.
Washington, Aug. 20.—Applications
were received at the Treasury Department
to-day, for the prepayment of interest on
registered bonds, amounting to £413,4.'>0,
making tho total to date #52,0H0,550.
Texas Fever at Reading.
Reading, Pa., Aug. 20.—Two cattle
dealers of Womelsdorf, this county, pur
chase! a number of carloads of cattle at the
Buffalo stock yards, which were sold to dif
ferent farmers hem Some of the steers
showed signs of alarming sickness, and this
morning ten were found in their stalls dead.
Others were driven on South Mountain to
die. Mr. Bridge, the State Veterinary Sur
feon, says the disease is Texas fever.
'armers are greatly alarmed, tearing a
spread of the disease.
Out of its Jurisdiction.
New York, Aug. 20. —Judge Friedman,
of the Superior Court, to-dnv decided that
the motion in the Rabbi Brown cast' to
make tho mjunciion permanent restraining
his congregation from interfering with him
was not one for a court of equity to decide.
The motion was denied and thc’tcmpornry
or preliminary injunction was dissolved.
A Chinese Editor.
New Haven, Conn., Aug 2.—Yon
Phon Lee, a Yale graduate of 188 T, who re
cently married mi American lady of this
city, has accepted a |>oaitioii on the editorial
staff of the New Haven Reuintet.
A COLLISION ON THE TURF.
Several Jockeys Badly Hurt and One
Expected to Die.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 29.—1n the first
race four riders were iSjfihorsed, and two of
them were severely injured. As the ten
2-year-olds turned from the diagonal
stretch into the regular track at the half
post, Barrett, tho rider of Fountain, was
thrown, but uninjured. His fall is sup
posed to have lx*en caused by a collision,
out Barrett claims not to know of
any collision. As tho remaining nine
horses were turning into the main
track near the third-quarter post, Music
stumbled, and Col. Zeb Ward and Sadie
Mac came into collision with her. The three
horses went down, rolling over the jockeys.
West, the rider of Zeb Ward, was shortly
after reported dead, but later it was be
lieved by the physicians that there was a
chance for his recovery. Penny was in
jured about the shoulders and back, but
will, it is believed, speedily recover.
Winchell was able to ride in the second
Second Rack— Mile. It was won by Pericles,
with Grey Cloud second and Breton third.
Third Rack—One and one-haK miles. It was
won by Alaric, with Sour Mash second. Time
Fourth Rack- Three-quarters of a mile.
Queen of Elizalietli won. with (Jardey second
and Frankie B. third. Time 1:1714
Fifth Race- Selling race; mile and a six
teenth. Malva R. won. with Clone© second and
Burton third. Time 1:54^.
A STAGE COACH ADVENTURE.
Robbed of Every Cent, But by the
Drop of Two Rocks the Money is Re
From the Xetc York ftun.
There were five men of us in one of the
old Mariposa stage coaches before the days
of the railroad, anil it was 5 o’clock in the
afternoon on an August day. We were on
our way to Stockton, and of the passengers
one was a Lieutenant in the regular army,
another a tourist in search of health, a- third
a ranchman, and the other two were pros
pectors and miners. None of us had met
each other previous to the start. Those
were perilous times, and the first half hour
was spent iu sizing each other up. I don’t
know to what conclusion the others came,
but I looked over the four men and said to
“The Lieutenant ought to fight in case we
are attacked, but he seems too nervous to be
gnmey. The tourist is ill, and has no sand,
but the ranchman and prospiector can be
At that time the coach which was not
stopped twice out of five trips was consid
ered very lucky.| |ln some few instances the
robbers were driven off, but in most cases
the passengers submitted to being “held
up,” and were SI ad to get off with nothing
worse. I had with me over S6,(XX) in bank
bills and gold, and I was determined not to
part with that money without a fight. The
ranchman had $4,000 and the miner about.
$3,000, as was afterward learned, and both
had determined to fight. We had just
forged the Merced river, and had come to a
lonely stretch of road, when the ranchman
pulled his revolver ami examined the caps.
It. was not yet restored to tho holster when
we heard a shout, the report of a pistol,and
the stage came to a full stop I reached for
my pistol, as did the miner, knowing that
robliers were at hand, but before mino was
out the Lieutenant flung his arms around
me and cried out:
‘ ‘For God’s sake make no move or we
shall all be murdered! Let them take all
At the same time the tourist flung him
self upxm the miner, and neither of us had a
weapon out when a robber showed himself
at either door. The ranchman was ready,
however, and he killed the man on his side.
He would have also k filed the other, but
his revolver failed on the second shot, and
the robber pushed his revolver in and fired
with the muzzle pressed against the poor
fellow’s heart. A third robber then came
up, and we were covered from either door
anti called upon to surrender. The jig was
up, and we climbed out, delivering our pis
tols butt foremost as we left the stage.
There were four of us and only two robbers,
but when a man has the drop on you and
means business it’s no use to kick. AVe were
placed in a row, and while one of the fel
lows kept us covered the other went through
each man in turn. The Lieutenant shelled
out a watch and S4O, the tourist a watch
and S4OO, and they got from the other two
of us the sums 1 have previously named. I
I had my bank bills in my bootlegs, but as
we were forced to strip to our shirts, they
found every last dollar. While we were
dressing, the body of the ranchman was
pulled from the coach and stripped and
I have no doubt that tho robbers meant
to shoot every one of us after securing the
plunder in order to avenge the death of
their comrade, but the unsuually large
booty put them in good spirits, and they
underwent a change of heart. The one who
searched us stepped over the body a dozen
times without seeming to care whether it
was a log or a man. When finally through
with us he bent over the body and began
robbing it, saying to his companion:
“Bill won’t have any more use for money,
and we might as well take his dollars along.
Poor Bill! We shan’t never play poker to
When they were ready to go they cut the
harness so that the stage would be detained
a couple of hours, broke up or carried off
every firearm, and drank to our health
from a flask the tourist had with him. They
made off for the foothills to the east, hav
ing so little care for us that neither of them
once looked back. I was mad and no mis
take. and the miner gave utterance to his
feelings in curses which almost cracked the
stones around us. AVe had been robbed of
our every dollar and, with the money, our
every prospect. The tourist could get more
at Stockton, and the Lieutenant was out
only a few dollars anyway. I was not yet
dressed when he began to put on airs over
us, claiming that if we had not been so
hasty, he would have managed the affair to
the defeat of the robbers. This added to
my anger, and I sailed in and pounded him
until he yelled for mercy.
It was just sunset when the stage was
ready to go on, but there were two of us
who did not propose to go that way. AVe
were unarmed, but determined, aud while
the stage lumbered off down the rough road
we found a club apiece anti set out on the
trail of the robbers. Luckily for us, the
miner had been long in the country a and
seen n good deal of the hunter’s life. AVe
therefore had no difficulty in following the
trail until darkness came on. The fellows
made directly for the foothills, aud wo had
no doubt that they had some sort of a cave
or stronghold out there. They took mat
ters so coolly that they could not have been
a great ways ahead of us when darkness
fell. I was then for resting until daylight,
but the miner urged that we should push
on. From the topography of the country
he felt certain that a ravine or rift would be
found not far away AVe were then !>©-
tweeli the foot hills and the true mountain,
in a narrow valley, and a full moon had
come up. AVithout this light we could not
have made our way, ns the ground was
much broken and boulders lay thickly scat
AVe went ahead very cautiously up this
valley for about a mile, and of a sudden a
rift opened to the left, and the glare of a
camp fire greeted our eyes. It was not over
200 feet away, and after a minute we made
out the forms of the two men as they
seemed to tie preparing supper. AVe had
found them, but wliat of itf They had all
the arms and we were defenceless. We crept
back a few yards to hold a consultation, and
the miner carefully studied the lay of the
land. He was of the opinion that it was a
short, dry rift, with a cave at the far end.
Three sides were enoli wed by walls of earth
aud rock, and our only wav was to attack
the men from above. How high we would
have to climb, or what the difficulties, we
could not say. AVe were not three minutes
deciding to make the attempt, aud
we prepared for it by leaving
coats, vests, hats nod Iwvt Behind. AVe lx-
gun the asrent about a hundred feet back
from the mouth of the rift, and I do not be
lieve two panthers could have done better.
The side of the mountain was thickly cover
ed with cedars, vines and rocks, and pro
gress was made almost entirely by creep
ing. Once we drew ourselves up a cliff full
twenty feet high by a grapevine hanging
down, and again we made use of a tree to
seek a higher elevation. We had been going
up for half an hour before we bore off to
the right in the direction of the rift. We
then had to move far more cautiously, and
I presume it was a full hour from the time
we left the valley before we lay on our
stomachs a hundred feet above the camp
fire and looked over. The men were di
rectly beneath us, seated close together,
and were smoking as they counted the
We had hut ono way to attack. Luckily
for us, it was a straight descent. I could
have dropped a coin fair upon the hat of
the man beneath me. Wo were out upon a
rocky shelf, but there were loose stones of
all sizes all about us. I selected one weigh
ing about twenty-five pounds, the miner
got one equally as large, anct we carefully
crept back to the edge with them. The fall
of the smallest pebble would startle the men
below, and we used as much caution as if
our lives would pay the forfeit. After a hit
we were ready. The men had not moved.
For a minute I lost my nerve. It seemed a
horrible thing to do. Had I been alone I
believe I should have relented. The miner
seemed to read my thoughts, and he put his
mouth to my ear and whispered:
“Remember how they shot the ranch
man, and remember they they take our
every shilling. ”
lie poised the stones on the edge of the
cliff, and at a whispered “Now" from him
wo dropped them. I heard them stinko, and
drew back. He peered over, and after a
moment recovered his balance and said:
“Now we can go down! Those chaps will
never rob another coach."
It took us longer to go down than to
come up, but we made the descent in safety,
and walked around to and up the rift. The
fire had nearly died out. We replenished
it, and then saw that both men were dead.
It was a horrible sight, and one I do not
care to describe. Our rocks had fallen
squarely down upon their heads, and you
can imagine the result. There was a dry,
airy cave but a few feet away, and the gang
had made the place a rendezvous
for a long time. We recovered every dol
lar our coach had been robbed of. and more
than as much again, which had teen
taken from others. The cave had a big sup
ply of firearms, blankets and provisions,
and in a mail bag hanging on the wall were
ten gold and silver watches We got alto
gether sixteen watches, five or six valuable
pins, and firearms worth at least 8000. We
not only secured the wealth, hut we made
an even divide and kept every dollar of it.
An attempt was made in Stockton to com
il us to “divy” with several people who
liad been robbed, but it was a failure. As
the tourist was out of ready cash we gave
him s‘2oo, but we would not even sell the
Lieutenant back his watch at any price. It
was told all over the slope that our haul
amounted to over $25,000. If it did we
earned every dollar of it, besides wiping
out a bad gang and leaving the stage line
clear for the next six months.
A Gale on the Banks.
St. Johns, N. F., Aug. 29. —The gale of
Friday and Saturday brought to the south
ern harbors yesterday and to-day over 100
sail boats ancl bankers with loss of sails,
cable or fishing gear. The gales are report
ed as the severest on the banks for several
years. Two fishermen were drowned and
it is feared that many other lives have been
Vets to Go to St. Louis.
New York, Aug. 29.—1 t now appears
probable that about 200 veterans will ac
company the Rankin post delegation from
Brooklyn to the St. Louis encampment of
the Grand Army of the Republic, on Sept.
20. Gen. Henry IV. Slocum, who is an old
member of that organization will, it is said,
precede the post.
Ives’ Testimony Returned.
New York, Aug. 29.—This morning ex-
Congressman Adams for Ives <fc Cos., as
counsel, obtained from Judge Larremorean
order directing the referee, Ex-Judge Davis,
to return the testimony taken before him in
the Ives reference case unsigned by the wit
A French papar contains the following fable:
Four flies were in quest of a breakfast. One
found some jelly and regaled himself, kriie jelly
was not genuine and the fly turned upon his
back. The second fly, seeing the sad fate of his
friend, resolved to eat plain bread. But there
was so much alum iu the bread that he, too,
turned over and breathed his last. The third
fly attacked a glass of beer, but the aloes laid
him out cold. The fourth fly, seeing that every
thing eatable was tampered with, resolved to
commit suicide. He found some German fly
paper on which was inscribed “Death to flies.’’
He partook freely, but the more he ate the bet
ter he felt. He stuck to fly papier and lived to
a good old age.
A Beu.aike (Mich.) man has bought some
dynamite cartridges which he proposes to sow
in Intermediate lake for the benefit of the sea
serpent recently seen ttiere. When they go off
the monster will want to go, too, it is thought,
and an attempt wall then be made to capture
Dissolution of Copartnership.
'pHEfirm of WEED & CORNWELL is this
day dissolved by mutual consent.
JOSEPH D. WEED,
Acoust 23, 1887.
Mr. JOSEPH D. WEED will continue the
same business, at the same place, under the
firm name of J. D. WEED & CO.
Now Is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to sell it.
20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds, 75c.
140 Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5.
200 Tickets, good for 1,000 Pounds, $7.
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c.
Lower prices to large buyers.
I C K
Packed for ahlpment at reduced rate*. Careful
and polite service. Full and jilieral weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO,
144 BAA ST.
DO your own Dyeing, at home, with PEER
LESS DYES. They will dye everythin*.
They are sold everywhere. Price 10c. a package
—4O colors. They have no equal for strength,
bright ins*. amount in jiackages, or tor ia.stMO.vi
of color, or non-fading qualities. They do not
crock or smut. For sale bv u. F. L’loikk, M £>.,
Pharmacist, come,- Broughton and Houston
streets; P. B. R.lo, Druggist and Apothe
cary , comer Jon.-s and Abercorn streets;
Enwaan J. Kitin'cr, Druggist, comer West
Broad and Stewart. sfveeM
TEI TOMA DIVISION AO. 3, K. OF P.
Attention Sir Right*:
You are hereby ordered to appear at your ar
mory fully uniformed and equipped THIS
(Tuesday) AFTERNOON at 4:3!) o'clock, for the
purpose of jiarticipating in the anniversary pa
rade. JOHN JUCHTER, S. K. Captain.
Attest: Emil J. Rall, S. K. Recorder.
I reopen my gymnasium on Ist of September.
Those wishing to attend will please call at Tur
ners’ Hall. Adults Tuesday, AVednesday, Fri
day, Bp. m. Children Monday, Thursday, Sat
urday, 3 p. M.
GEORGE BARTELS, Teacher.
A. MINIS, JR.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Has removed his offices to the Northeast Cor
ner of llruyton and Bryan Streets. Upstairs.
I will be unavoidably absent from the city
until the first of October. Consignments of
Rice, intended for me, may be made to
MESSRS. AV. AV. GORDON & CO.,
who have kindly consented to attend to busi
ness for me during my absence.
FRED A. HABERSHAM,
AVill be absent from the city for ten days.
All orders left at 106 South Broad street will
have prompt attentiou.
D. L. COHEN.
Neither the Captain nor consignees of the
British steamship “Ixia,” whereof Churnshide is
Master, wall be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS,
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-room brick house, with stable and servants'
quarters, No. 36 State street.
__ ,L C. ROWLAND. 96 Bay street,
OK. HENRY h CORDING,
Office corner 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, 51. 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
NEAVS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing their orders abroad. J. H. ESTILL.
TYBKE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
CEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantic
O coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
aished. Fare the best the market jifTords.
Bathing suits supplied. Ttsrms moderate.
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor.
A SELECT FAMILY HOUSE,
13 EAST 11TH ST., NEAR STH AVE., N. Y.
Weil furnished, superior table.
Ladies traveling alone or with children receive
careful attention. PRICES AS REASONABLE
AS A BOARDING HOUSE.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(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 and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bella
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to 83 per day.
JOHN 13. TOGNI, Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
''PHIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
1 a 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 tier 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.
THE MORRISON HOUSE. ~
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
AFFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast, corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opjiosite Marshall House.
COW PL AS.
Keystone Mixed Feed.
- Grain, Bran, Etc.
G. S. McALPIN,
RUSTLESS IRON PIPE.
EQUAL T(a GALVA N1 /, Ell PIPE, AT
MUCH LESS PiU(
J. D. WEED & CO.
GAS FIXTURES, HOSE, ETC.
' DEALER IN
GLOBES & SHADES.
M ill Supplies.
Hydrant, steam aid Suction
IRON PIPES AND FITTINGS,
Lift and Force Pumps.
30 and 33 Dvavton St.
CLEARING OUT SALE.
To Make Room for Fall Stock,
I will offer Special Inducements in
MY ENTIRE STOCK,
With exception of my Empire State Shirt.
THE following goods will be sold cheaper than
ever offered in Savannah:
Summer and India Silks.
Cream, White and Light Shades of Albatross.
Colored and Black all Wool Dress Goods.
Black Camel s Hair Grenadines at 8oc.; 40-inch
Printed Linen Lawns at less than cost.
Real Scotch Ginghams at less than cost.
Black Henriettas at $1 40 and $1 75; sold at
$2 and $2 25.
Ladies’ and Children's Silk and Lisle Thread
Hose in black and colored.
Ladies' and Children's Undervests; bestgoodf
in the market.
Linen Sheeting and rillow-Oase Linen.
Cream and White Table Damask.
0-4 White Damask at $1; former price $1 50
Napkins and Doylies in cream and white.
Linen Damask Towels in white and colored
Linen Huck in white and colored bordered.
Pantry Crash Doylies at great reduction.
The above goods will be offered at prices to
insure quick sale.
J. P. GERMAINE,
Next to Furber's, 132 Broughton street.
DOORS, SASH, ETC.
Doors, Sashes, Blinds.
■ Mouldings, Etc.
All of the above are Best Kiln-Dried White Pina
ALSO DEALER IN
Builders’ Hardware, Slate, Iron and
Wooden Mantels, Grates, Stair
work, Terracotta, Sewer
Pipe, Etc., Etc.
Paints, Oils, Railroad, Steamboat and
Mill Supplies, Glass, Putty, Etc.
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Hair.
Plain and Decorative Wall Paper. Frescoeing,
House and Sign Painting given personal atten
tion and finished in the best manner.
Kosher Pickled Beef
ID ±ll Picliles.
Imported. Swiss and
19 Barnard Street.
CHAS. A. COX,
40 BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA.*
GALVANIZED IRON CORNICES
TIN' ROOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
The only house using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work promptly
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metallic
Agent for Waiter's Patent Tin Shingles.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
Don't Do It! Don't Do What!
VV r HY drtn't walk our tony struts with tb*i
▼ f nice th staitu
or Greuse b|K>t>; in, to which the Savannah dual
tftiuk* "cloaer tu&u a brother,” when
Japanese Cleansing Cream
will tak* them out elf in as a ntw pin.
bottle. Mode only by
J. R. HALTIWANGER,
At his Drur Storw, Broughton and Drayton*
nltrri i* i.id Wayzie *Li**t*