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A SUPREME COURT JUDGE
THE ELECTION TO BE HELD NEXT
Senators Devote a Little Time to tie
Brady Bill, But Fail to Come to a
Vote The Pilc.e Spirituous Liquor
Sale Bill Discussed in the House.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 81. —In tlie Senate
to-day the House resolution fixing the elec
tion of a Supreme Court Judge for next
Wednesday was concurred in.
The special order was the Brady bill
Mr. James, of the Thirty-sixth district,
presented memorials from citizens of his dis
trict against, the passage of the bill, but
made a speech in favor of it.
Mr. Lewis, of the Nineteenth, and Mr.
Wright of the First district, both opposed
the bill. Mr. Wright, made a strong and
forcible argument which was evidently
carefully prepared. He regarded the bill
as revoltionary, changing the recognized
standard of ail commercial transactions.
Mr. Monticutt, of this district, opposed
the lull in Ha present shape. Further con
sideration was postponed till to-morrow.
The bill to amend the charter of South
The bill to amend section 4578 of the
Code, so as to poiwdt uninterrupted trans
portation of n -M-ir- and other perishable
fruits was pending at adjournment.
In the House.
In t he House to-day Mr. Simmon* moved
to reconsider the vote of the House yester
day on the bill to probipit the sale of seed
cotton in Butts county from .-Vug. Into Doe.
15. This lull yesterday had a majority of
the votes east,, but not a constitutional
Messrs. Simmons and Terrell supported
the motion in short speeches. The motion
Mr. Fonte offered a joint resolution for
the election of n Judge of the Supreme
Court., to succeed Judge Hall, deceased, on
Wednesday, Sept. 7.—This was adopted.
TROHIRITION IN PIKE.
The House resumed consideration of the
bill pending yesterday at adjournment. Mr.
Gardner's bill to amend an act to prohibit
the sale of spirituous liquor in 1 ’ike county.
Mr. Gardner suppprtod the bill. He said
a majority of the people of Pike county do
sired its passage. It was not his bill,
but the hill of every man
in Pike county who voted for himself and
his colleague. The question of prohibition
or no prohibition was not the question in
volved. The question was whether the ma
jority should rule. Prohibition in Pike
county hail been imposed bv an act of the
Legislature, which he read. Before its pas
sage no county in the IStute had a more
peaceable or moral people than Pick.
THE CAUSE OK COMPLAINT.
Subsequently a local bill was passed for
submitting the question of prohibition to a
vote of the people of Pike county. The
people of the county voted 2fit> majority
against prohibition, but u. returning board,
constituted wholly of prohibitionists, by the
most extraordinary proceedings ever heard
of, changed the vote so ns to givo a small
majority for prohibition. The people of the
county had never sanctioned this act. One
man constituted the board, drew the hill
and made no provision for an appeal from
the acta of board. The courts were power
less to interfere. The Isiard was constituted
more one-sided than 8 to 7.
THREE TO NOTHIN!!.
It was three to nothing. The majority of
the people were cut off from a successful
contest, the com" having decided that it
bad no jurisdiction under the bill. He
claimed that the good people in Pike county
were in a majority, prohibition or no pro
hibition. He said that this question was
made the issue in Pike county in the elec
tion for Representatives last year, that
he an 1 his colleague, Mr. Madden,
ran upon (lie platform of anew election on
the prohibition question under the local op
tion law. and lie read a certificate of a num
ber of citizens of Milner to the affect that
Mr. Murphy, one of their opponents,
declared during the canvass that he too was
on that ulatform, though nominated as a
Prohibitionist. The result of the election
was the choice of hiinielf and Mr. Madden
by a majority of J<?o. Ou motion of Mr.
Evans, of Washington, the bill was recom
The following new bills were intro
By Mr. Foute, of Bartow—To allow Sea
born Nally, a citizen of Bartow county, to
peddle without a license.
By Mr. Wilson, of Camden—To provide
anew system of working the public roads in
By Mr. Gordon, of Chatham (by request
of the Finance Committee)—To make addi
tional appropriations for the years 1887 and
1888, to supply deficiencies.
By Mr. Denny, of Floyd—To incorporate
the Print up City Land and Improvement
By Mr. Bragg, of Fulton—To require the
County Commissioners of Fulton county to
refund to th - 1363d and 1548th districts of
Hie county the money collected from the
sale of the fences, the money to be applied
tb the building of Justices’ court houses.
By Mi. Btewart of Mitchell—To fix the
jiay ot jurors and bailiffs in Mitchell
By Mr. Hawkins, of Newton—To confer
police powers ou church officers and super
Interdviits of Sunday schools.
Bv Mr. McCord, of Richmond—Toaniend
ND uct t o constitute the Jutjge of the City
Court of Richmond one of the County Com
Also to amend the act to incorporate the
Planters' Izian and Savings Bank
By Mr. Simmons, of Sumtei—To incor
porate the Buena Vista and Ellaville Rail
By Mr. Dubose, of Wilkes—To regulate
the sale of spirituous liquors in any county
of the State not under the control of the
general, or r special local option law.
By Mr. McCord, of Richmond—To ex
empt, fifty members of the Clark Light lu
fautrv.of Augusta, from jury duty.
Bills on third reading fared as follows:
To provide for registration voters In
Campbell county. Passed.
To declare null and void all notes or other
obligations for the ]>ayinent of money con
taining stipulation to [lay commissions on
Interest higher than 8 per cent. Ixust.
The Finance Committee this afternoon
adopted tlie report of the sub-committee to
which was referred all bills mid resolutions
relating to the sale or lease of the State
l oad. The sub-committee reported a reso
lution instructing the Governor to advertise
for bids for the sale or lease of the road all
liids to he submitted to the next legislature
subject to their acceptance or rejection.
There will lie a minority report, striking out
•very thing looking to a sale.
The House Committee on Education rec
ommends the passage of the bill to levy a
special tax of one-tenth of 1 per cent, for
common schools. Dr. Orr says it will raise
The Penitentiary Committee reixirts ad
versely on Mr. Pickett’s bill to employ State
convicts iti making guano.
The Committee on the state of th? Re
public reports adversely on Mr. Harris’ bill
prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors.
A Miraculous Escape From Death.
Hai,cyondale, Ga., Aug. 81.—A negro
boy nlsiiit 7 years old wus struck by the
Central's Asheville train at, Oliver at 0:50
o'clock this morning, and thrown several
feet, against the embankment. By nooil he
could walk. Dr. I .Miner, who attended him,
lays he received no serious injuries,
Hartt'orii, Conn., Aug. 51.—Patron
look the fit's' , second and third bents in the
#lo,ooh trotting race to-day. Prince Wilkes
i **> a good Mvoml in all three heats.
NO PASSION PLAY.
Richmond County Authorities Prevent
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 51.—The cofored
people resident on the Hand Hills had billed
for to-night a series of tableaux, for elee
mosynary purposes. Among tho tableaux
was a representation of the Crucifixion, to
getlier with the ten virgins. A crowd went
out to-night to witness the performance,
but it was soon noised around that the
authorities had decided that such a repre
sentation as the crucifixion of our Lord
should not be tolerated. Tin Judge of the
County Court and the intendant and Coun
ciimen of Summerville met during the day
and arrived at the conclusion that any such
impersonation would be sacrilegious and
detrimental to public morals, and ordered
the Marshal to summarily put a stop to any
such proceeding. The audience was large,and
representatives of thirteen newspapers were
present. Everything passed off quietly,
and there was no attempt to present auy
portion of the passion play.
A mass meeting of negroes called for to
night, announced for the purpose of in
dorsing Gov. Gordon’s net ion in regard to
the convict, question, fell through. The
loaders in the movement explain that the
assemblage was not held for prudential
DR. HAWTHORNE’S REPLY.
The Document Not Considered Suc
cessful as a Refutation.
Augusta, Ga., Aug 81.—'The long ex
pectod reply of Rev. Dr. Hawthorne to
“Anxious Enquirer” appears in the Chroni
cle to-morrow. It fails to answer the deadly
parallel column*, and the clerical gentle
man insists that the whole affair is an
attempt of the whisky ring to counteract
his work in Augusta by showing
him up as a purloiner of litera
ture. The reverend orator assures the
people of Augusta that his work
in Augusta is only begun and warns them
that the whisky people will need several
anxious enquirers liefore long. The reply
proves only a terrible indirect denunciation
of “Anxious Enquirer.” The paper bears
marks of the desperation of its author and
will not relieve the popular impression that
“Anxious Enquirer” has made out a plain
case against tne great Prohibition orator.
It is reported ou the streets to day that
the Augusta Doily Gazette is tocomeoutas
u strong prohibition paper, and that the
whisky battle is to bo waged in Augusta
Two Investigating Committees at
Milledokvili.e, Aug. 50. —The investi
gation of the State Lunatic Asylum by two
separate and distinct committees creates
as much interest and excitement as did the
recent investigation into the management of
some of the State’s convicts.
Tho joint committee of both branches of
the < Jeneral Assembly, composed of Sena
tors Jackson, Powell and Pringle, and Rep
resentatives Stewart, Smith, Walker, Fa
gan and Hunt, is now in session at tho
Representative Kenan’s committee was
for some days in secret session, while the
other, upon its arrival yesterday morning,
condemning the methods of the Kenan
Committee, spread wide their doors for a
fair, open and impartial investigation.
Kenan’s committee, which has returned
to Atlanta, being only of the Lower
House, without the sanction and concur
rence of the Senate, is considered by
the Joint Committee (of which Senator
Jackson is chairman) as acting without the
sanction of law. The Joint Committee,
after receiving yesterday morning an ad
dress from the trustees and officers of the
asylum requesting and urging a most thor
ough and minute investigation, de
termined to begin in May, 1883, at
which time a former joint committee had
made u thorough examination and report,
and bring their investigation down to tho
present time, taking that investigation and
that report as,part of their work.
The afternoon was consumed m hearing
the reading by the secretary of the com
imttee some very voluminous testimony
taken by that 1883 committee.. Now, after
the lapse of years, and since the cause for
remaining silent no longer exists, and be
cause of Dr. Kenan’s attacks upon tho offic
ers and trustees of tho institution, this evi
dence was brought forth.
The joint committee issued a subpoena,
citing Dr. Kenan to appear before them
this morning at 10 o'clock, but it is not
known if he will comply, as there seems to
be in the minds of the committee sonje
doubt as to whether they can compel his at
tendance. They also sent a polito written
request for a list of the witnesses examined
by his committee, which they deenued to
furnish. So it seems there is likely to arise
a conflict of right or authority between
them, but, of course, u joint committee of
both houses must, necessarily take rank over
one of the lower house. The investigation
is growing interesting. Interesting develop
ments are expected.
APALACHICOLA'S NEGRO RIOT.
Many Shota Fi-ed. but No One Killed
Apalachicola, Fla., Aug. 31.—0n
Mouday night a lot of negro gamblers took
pa-sage on the steamer Thronateeska.
When about twelve miles from tho city
they became engaged in a quarrel with a
lot of negro raftmec. Pistols were drawn
and a fusilade of shots liegan. The captain
of the steamer, assisted by his crew,
attempted to quell the disturbance. A
negro drew a weapon upon the offi
cer and told him to vacate the
lower deck. The Captain and his crew,
being unarmed, retreated to the upper
deck. The steamer was then put about and
headed toward the city. Just liefore she
made a landing at the wharf Capt. Rand
lotto ordered the jxiliee to let no man come
ashore. The negroes then took a small
boat, when the officers liegan firing
upon them. The firing was returned,
but was without effect. About 200
other negroes had congregated
upon the wharf armed with sticks and
weapons of various kinds, and several of
their numtiers were urging the blacks to
pitch into the whites. Several arrests were
made. Some thirty shots were fired. The
militia were ordered out, and it was only by
the coolness and determination of the
whites that a serious riot was prevented.
Yesterday and to-day the police made nr
rests, uncf appearances now indicate that
the trouble is at an end.
The First Parcel Brings Five Cents
Per Pound at Charleston.
New York, Aug. 31.—Dan Talmage’s
Sons & Cos., of Charleston, S C., telegraphed
us follows: “\Ye linve just received tho
first of the new crop of Carolina rice. The
parcel consisted of t hirteen barrels of strictly
prime quality, and was sold atsc. |xt pound.
The reports from all the rice sections in the
Caiolmus are more encouraging than here
tofore. Early in the season, owing to the
ilrought, the prospect* were gloomy, but the
threatened loss has all been overcome by
magnificent glowing weather since. Crops
are said to Iv* the finest that have been seen
for years past.
Soldiers to Be Dined.
Pensacola. Fla.. Aug. 81.—The Third
Florida Battalion of State troops, Mnj. W
J. Williams commanding, have returned
home so covered with laurels of success,
that the lady friends of the Escambia Ri
fles, Pensacola’s contribution to the batta!
lon. will give to the soldier l>oy, on to-mor
row evening, a grand siip|ier, which
will be grac'd bv the presence of the fair
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1887.
Import and Export Statistics for the
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 31. —This
afternoon the Executive Committee of the
Bub-Tropical Exposition held its regular
weekly meeting, at which they gave per
mission to Senator A. S. Mann and Capt.
Thompson, two prominent citizens of Her
nando county, to build on tho exposition
grounds a structure for the productions of
Hernando, fiasco and Citrus counties. The
building will (>e put up at the expense of
citizens of these counties.
The records in the custom house show
that nineteen coastwise and three foreign
vessels have arrived in jiort during the
month. Six of the fourteen were steamers.
For the corresixmding period last year there
| were were twenty-four coastwise nml no
foreign farrivals. The departures for the
month are twenty-one, nil except one sailed
for domestic ports, and live of the number
were steamers. Last year for tho same
month thirty-two vessels entered, all being
The total tonnage of the vessels departing
was 13,822, of which 28:1 was foreign. Of
those arriving the tonnage was 15,0:17, only
05 being foreign. There were 3,954,873 feet
of yellow pine lumber shipped from here
during the month, 3,913,8,5 feet going to
domestic and 41,000 feet to foreign jxirts.
Most of the lumber went to New York.
For the same month last year there
were but 3,087,000 feet shipped, all
to domestic ports. Last month there
were 5,840,000 feet only sent away, which it
will lie observed is nearly doubled this
month. There were also 850 bundles of
cypress shingles and 15,500 cross-ties shipped
Besides miscellaneous merchandise freight
there were brought into this port
this month 5,500 tons of jetty
stone, 1,085 tons of ice, 3, !0o barrels
of lime, 300 barrels of fertilizers. 55 tons
and 1,370 lades of hay, 200 tons of railroad
iron and 141 steel rails, 280 tons of coal and
1,570 barrels and 75 cases of oil.
To-lliglit at tho Christ ian church Miss
Josephine Dos Roches and J. W. Miller, two
prominent young society people, were mar
ried. A large mid fashionable crowd wit
nessed the ceremony.
CEDAR KEYS CHIPS.
A Cool Wave-The People Blessed
With Good Health.
Cedar Keys, Fla., Aug. 31. —The cold
wave predicted by the News, reached this
place Sunday night. It was preceded by a
copious rainfall. The health of the place is
remarkable, though we had on Sunday tho
unusual scene of a child’s burial.
N. Sehlemmer & Son, bakers, are erect
ing a fine double-front store of two or three
stories. An ioe factory and cold storage
warehouse will be built here during Septem
ber, with the almost certain addition of salt
works. Two of our energetic young
men have gone into the canning business,
and w ill shortly erect a factory. The Mor
gan line of steamships are confidently ex
pected to begin running between this place
and New Orleans about Oct. 1. The lied
Cedar Advertiser , anew advertising paper,
will be issued shortly The new railroad is
one of the certainties, and work will lie be
gun by Oct. 1. The public school officials
me new wrestling with the teacher prob
lem. The school has over 100 pupils, and
the Countg Board has appropriated SIOO per
month to pay teachers, and given it a five
mouth term. A teacher is wanted who will
give such satisfaction as will, when the pub
lic school closes, admit of establishing a pay
school of high grade for girls; a gentleman
and wife, or capable grown up daughter,
could make a success of this matter.
MONEY IN A TROUGH.
A Stage Driver's Rich Find in a Mas
Dedham, Mass., Aug. 27. —Theodore
Colburn, a young man employed ns a
stage driver by Frank Fisher, of West
Dedham, made a rich find yesterdy. Mr.
Fisher’s father, who was an eccentric man,
died a short time ago, leaving property
valued at several hundred thousaud
dollars. Yesterday young Colburn, m
company with David Haley, went to an old
and dilapidated looking barn on High
street, directly opposite tho handsome sale
stable that belonged to Mr. Fisher, for the
purpose of removing some old rubbish
which had been accumulating thore for
years. The barn was the property of the
grandfather of Frank Fisher.
After removing considerable of the stuff
the men came to an old trough, formerly
used for mixing feed. Young Colburn
went to work at one end of the trough re
moving the articles that it contained and
placing them upon the floor. He finally
eame to a box which contained two or three
bundles, besides other useless things. Cur
iosity led the young man to examine its con
tents. Breaking the string he undid the bun
dle, and was almost dumbfounded to have
disclosed to his eyes a large pile of green
The pile made the largest lot of money he
ever saw, Colburn says. He carefully rolled
up the money again and announced the dis
covery to his companion, and also to Mr.
Fisher and some of his neighbors. He will
not disclose the amount of his Hud, but he
says it was a big pile. He was asked if
there were several tnousand dollars in the
bundle. “Yes, there was,” he replied. How
the money came there is a matter that has
not been decided, but the most generally ac
cepted theory is as follows: Mr. George
Fisher, who died suddenly, carried at times
large sums of money. He died of apoplexy.
He went to bed in ms usual health, and in
the morning he was found dead. It is
thought that on that night he lmil a large
amount of money about him, mid, being
afraid of burglars, as he had been troubled
by them before, he placed the money where
it was found, for safe keeping,until morning,
when he probably intended to deposit it in
Buchertown’s Terror is Mild.
FVem the St. Louis Republican
Jack Hayes has been taken to the insane
asylum. About six years ago Hayes en
tered the jail a big, burly, brutal desperado,
with a voice as hoarse and harsh us a slave
driver’s, and with the blood of PliiliD Muel
ler on his hands. Yesterday ho tottered to
the gate a poo: - , weak, halting wretch,
palsied in every limb, his face expression
less, his voice a childish treble, aiul his mind
“Do I leave my little house?” he piped as
the guards called at his door.
“Yes, Jack, you're going home.”
“Poor, poor little house!" and he rail his
thin, long, clammy hands along the iron
walls, and then sat down on the old lied he
had picked to pieces, and gave vent to a
tremulous sound from his throat, which kept
time with the patter of his palsied foot upon
the stone floor.
“Come, Jack! Come on!” said the
He went hack to a little cigar box in a cor
ner of his cell, and took therefrom a little
sparrow Ho stroked it with his hand and
mumbled ou it, and then put it down upon
tlie floor. It raffled It* wings and strutted
about, and he watched it wilha smile which
behind the black hair streaming ou his face
gave him a ghastly appearance. The guards
neli>ed him on with his coat, and then, lean
ing on their arms, he was led totteriugly,
mumbling ull the while in his dreary, high
key ed tone, to the gate. It was opened be
fore him, and he was led out. It shut be
hind him, rather sharply, and bestartel:
“My poor little house; 'my bird, 1 ' he said,
an i he continued repeating than words
while he was lifted into the ambulance. He
was then rattled away to Bedlam, and a
few hours ufter the guard came liuck and
liaudid to the jailor a receipt from the sup
erintendent of tho insane asylum for “one
insane patient, Jack Hayes.”
This is the end of a criminal as vicious
and brutal a* ever the )iolicetmd to do with,
a murderer of the coldest blooded kind.
The terror of Hutrhertnwu is now mi mild
not even a sparrow fern-* to perch upon his
A ROMANCE FROM LIFE.
Strange Story of a Philadelphian's
Prow the Philadelphia Press.
Jamestown, N. Y., Aug. 38. —A remark
able story lias just come to light here in the
office of a local attorney-at-law, and is the
result of the publication in a local newspaper
of a Supreme Court summon* in the suit of
Theodore AY. Sterling as trustee and devisee
under the last will and testament of John
M. Sterling, deceased, against Marcie M.
Woodworth, Marie Overton. Eliphlet Mitch
ell, Ester Fenton, Caroline H. iSpear, Kian
tone Industrial Association alid Thomas
Gallivau, and addressed especially to Caro
line H. Spear, who is supposed to be living
This act, on is for the purpose of recover
ing from the trustees of the Industrial Home
of Iviantone, N. Y., a plot of 170 acres of
very valuable farming land, located in one
ot the richest spots in Chautauqua county.
These lands were deeded in trust to the
above-named trustees by the late John M.
Sterling, on the condition that, a complete
and fully equipped industrial home and
sanitarium should lie in existence and opera
tion within six years from the date of liis
death. The specified time having now ex
pired the trustees are anxious to set aside
the provisions of the will and seek to gain
time in the case. a .
revelations in a trance.
The story which has lieen developed dates
back to 1857. Early in the winter of that
year a party of six gentlemen, among them
John M. Sp ar, formerly of Boston, sat at a
small table in a Chicago cottage, not far
from where the depot of the Illinois Central
railroad is now located. At that time the
strange phenomena of spiritualism were just
tieginning to attract the attention of the
public. During the conversation in the cot
tage the question was taken up and discussed
at considerable length. Suddenly Spear
turned deathly pale and fell to the floor in
what appeared to be a death-like stupor.
His friends were greatly alarmed and sum
moned a physician.
For several hours Spear lay like one dead.
When he revived he was so overcome that
he did not leave his lied for several days.
When he finally recovered his health he re
lated tc his friend* a wonderful story of the
sensations he had experienced while in his
apparently lifeless condition. He described
to them, even to minute detail, a certain lo
cality near Kiantone, Chautauqua county,
, New York, which he hud seen in a trance.
Spear asserted that while in the trance he
had been informed that this locality was the
head centre of the spiritual universe, and
t hut the springs of water, which übounded
in tlie vicinity, were controlled by the
spirits, and would prove to be tho fountains
of perpetual youth. So impressed was
Spear with the alleged revelation that he
came East, and some weeks later visited
Kiantone and vicinity He found every
thing just us it had been pictured to him in
his dreams, and he set about at once to her
ald the glail news among Spiritualists every
where from New England to the far West.
The news spread rapidly, and as a result a
great camp-meeting of Spiritualists was
held in Kiantone in tho summer of 1858.
Men of that (lay estimated the number of
people present at from 4,000 to 5,000. Some
weeks prior to this great meeting, by the di
rection of the spirits acting through the"
mediuiiiship of Spear, the early followers of
the new religion sunk a shaft four feet wide
into the earth a distance of 150 feet and at
an angle of 45". A large force of volunteer
workmen were employed in the undertak
They were told that at a depth of 150 feet
they would find material evidences of the
existence of pre-Adamite man, possessing
web feet and other peculiarities. They failed
to make the promised discovery, but found
instead a gushing fountain of water, which
filled the shaft to the surface, and nearly
drowned the workmen. It was strongly im
pregnated with sulphur and iron, and in
valids afflicted with chronic diseases drank
of it freely, and went upon their way re
joicing. When the people had gathered
from all parts of the country in vast num
bers, a day was set apart to bless the waters
of the springs, and no rites of the Oriental
surpassed the pomp and ceremony with
which the service was performed.
Buildings of wood had been erected upon
the grounds anil not a few of the converts to
tho new religion forsook home and family
ties and took up their abode in this new
Jerusalem. Men and women herded prom
iscuously together, and the free love doc
trines were practiced. The great camp
meeting broke up in a riot.
THE PHILADELPHIA CONVERT.
Among those attracted to this Mecca of
modern Spiritualism was one John M. Ster
ling, a prosperous merchant and real estate
speculator from Philadelphia. He came to
Kiantone, saw the wonderful flowing spring
and was conquered. Sterling was a man of
note in that day. He had a wife and three
children, two sons and a daughter. After
repeated visits to Kiantone, he appeared
one (lay accompanied by his lawyer, and im
mediately purchased the tract of land upon
which the wonderful spirit springs were lo
cated. Soon after this he took up his resi
dence in Kiantone, leading his family, who
refused to come with him into the wilder
ness, in Philadelphia. He began in a sys
tematic and business-like manner to further
develop the spirit springs.
A brisk demand for the sulphur water
arose in all parts of the country. As the
bottling business had not then been devel
oped. the waters were boiled down and the
sediment put up in small packages and sold
to confiding purchasers at a high figure. It
has been said that a clav pit not far away
frequently supplemented the sediment from
the simmering pots. Even to this day the
water is used for medical purposes.
At the camp meeting which was held in
the following year, John M. Sterling met.
for the' first time, Miss Josephine Paxley, of
New York City. She was 18 years of age,
and was not only peculiarly mid strikingly
handsome m face and form, but was a most
winsome and entertaining girl. Little is
known of her further than that she came of
good family and was beautiful. Although
Sterling had a refined and intelligent wife
and an interesting family, and was then
past 40 years of age, he fell desperately in
love, or more truthfully speaking* became
rashly infatuated with the beautiful Jose
p :i:n Hi I affection for the girl grew apace,
and in a short time he practically abandoned
his firs; wife. He made a farewell trip to
his home in Philadelphia, and in the settle
ment of his family affaire which followed,
he deeded to his wife a large amount ot
Tlie bulk of the property given to Mrs.
Sterling consisted of many acres of land lo
cated in Cleveland, and now very valuable.
Sterling avenue runs through them. In
consideration of this settlement Mrs. Ster
ling released nil claims upon her husband
and signed an agreement not to interfere
with his future movements in any way. The
two sons and the daughter remained with
their mother, and Sterling return! alone to
Kiantone. Thus relievi-d from family claims
and responsibilities, the gray-haired mail
sought the lair young Josephine, and they
were married. Sterling with his bride
sailed for Europe. The attentions which
t hey received at the hands of titled people
in London led the old man into dissipation.
Then, closely following upon this condition
of affairs, t.lie gay young bride, unwatched,
liegan a brilliant but dangerous career. She
Siam became the petted companion of mon
whose escapades nave since made them the
subject of the world's gossip.
DESERTING A SECOND WIKK.
Some mouths later this year of revelry in
London came to a sudden end. Josephine
becume the mother of a girl, a puny, sickly
child whose features bore tne beauty marks
of the handsome young mother. The parent
age of the babe was tor uncertain to guar
antee it a welcome, and Sterling, having
tired of his dashing child-wife, made her the
unhappy victim of a cruel desertion. He
hastened to Liverpool, leaving pretty
Josephine almost |H>miilcss, with a I win- in
her arms, in a strange city, surrounded only
by those false friends who had lured her to
min. Thus deserted by her husband, the
poor girl was east adrift bv those wno pro
fessed to be her friends. She naturally
drifted into the lower stratas of society. She
rented a garret room ill Black Friars, and
made a noble struggle to care for herself
and child, but sadly failed in the attempt.
Her baby died at the end of IS months, and
she was thrown upon the world almost a
mental and physical wreck.
It was but the repetition of the old, old
story. Lower and lower shedrifted, an out
cast of London. One moonlight night she
ended the struggle by leaping into the
Hailing from Liverpool with his servant,
Sterling returned to America. He immedi
ately repaired to his farm and the spirit
springs at Kiantone, where he remained for
some time. He eventually married an Irish
girl, who is described as bright and comely,
but not to be compared with either his di
vorced wife or poor Josephine. He re
mained comparatively fai’hful to the latter
Mrs. Sterling, and soon after his death,
which occurred some six years ago, she mar
ried a well-to-do young farmer in Kiantone,
and is still living in a farm house on the hill
overlooking the spirit springs. The former
residence of Sterling is now a deserted,
barren spot. Lena grass covers the former
camp meeting grounds, nothing remains of
the wooden building, and rank weeds rear
their heads about tho wonderful spirit
Just before his death John M. Sterling
made his will, making the trust already
stated. In the event of the failure of the
trustees to comply with his request, the
property was to go to his eldest son, Theo
dore IV. Sterling, to whom he had already
bequeathed all his other real and personal
property. Theodore is a bachelor, past 50
years of ago, and a member of the Lotus
Club, of New York City.
Spear, who was at the bottom of the whole
trouble, married a Miss Carrie Hinckley.
She survived him and is now supposed to lie
living iu Philadelphia, and it is for the pur
pose of reaching her, as one of the trustees
of the Kiantone Industrial Home, that the
legal summons is given publication.
At the next term of tho Supreme Court,
to be held iu Chautauqua county iu Septem
ber, Theodore \\ Sterling, of New York
City, will ask the court to restore to him the
property in Kiantone, around which is
woven this remarkable story with its super
stitions, its romance and its tragedy.
A JAPANESE EXECUTION.
Wonderful Skill of the Executioner
with the Sword.
From the Gentleman's Magazine.
As each man stepped from the path on to
the plateau his eyes wore firmly bandaged
with white paper, the only act of mercy I
saw vouchsafed that morning. Finally they
were ranged in line, the two cripples huddled
on the ground, their poor heads as they
drooped from shouldor to shoulder being
roughly buffeted to a proper angle by the
policemen in charge. This accomplished,
amid a silence so absolute that ive could al
most hear our hearts tear, the great man on
the camp stool rose, and unfolding n largo
document read in a loud voice what we sup
posed to be a description of tho crimes for
which the poor fellows were to suffer and
the process of condemnation and sentence.
This was a very long business, and before it
had nearly finished the native spectators
were laughing and joking upon the appear
ance of the doomed men, with that callous
nes> to human suffering which so much
blackens the otherwise amiable and pleasing
character of the Japanese people. At last it
was finished. As there were but five holes
for seven prisoners, two would be obliged to
remain in blind agony while their compan
ions were being dispatched. Five men were
accordingly thrust forward with the staves
and lists or the police; each man was made
to squat on a mound, his clothes—if filthy,
tattered rags could be called clothes—
stripped from his shoulders, his hands tied
behind his back, and his head pushed for
ward over the hole. Our feelings at this
awful moment can better Le imagined than
described, but I think we felt quite as much
pity for the two poor wretches left alone to
listen to what was going on without that
artificial aid to fortitude which the sight of
a crowd sometimes gives, as for their com
panions on their dentil seats. Undoubtedly
execution by the trenchant Japanese sword
is as merciful a death as can be desired; but
the oriental nature, as if to compensate for
this erring on the side of mercy, counterbal
ances it by an undue prolongation of the
preparations for death, which is worse than
a hundred deaths. So in this case. As the
poor fellows knelt over their holes the execu
tioner slowly and deliberately tooK off his
coat and bared his arms. Then he took from
its silk casing the fatal sword, examined it
fondly and lingeringly from the Yasuri me,
or tilings on the hilt to keep the grasp from
slipping, along the Kirimon, or groove in
the blade, to the point, held it over a pail
while a coolie trickled water down it,'and
with a great deal of settling of his feet was
ready. I felt sick and giddy, but I kept my
eyes fixed on the scene. At a sign from the
oificial on the camp stool, the executioner
raised his sword slightly, hardly half a
dozen inches, and almost before I could real
ize it the man’s head was hanging over the
hole by a single ligament, and the blood was
gushing forth in torrents. I then saw why
the executioner had not completely severed
the head; and the wonderful skill of the
Japanese swordsmen, using as they do the
most perfect weapons in the world, can be
imagined in so airanging the force of the
blow tliat absolute decupitation does not
take place, lie tore the head off and held it
toward the four sides of the square; then he
gave it to a coolie, who roughly plastered
the severed portion with clay and stuck it on
a kind of elevated shelf. In the meanwhile
two coolies were thumping on. the back of
the prostrate body to hasten the rush of
blood, after which one of the coarse mats
was thrown over it and it was laid aside. I
hail seen enough,’and I turned my head
away as the executioner, after wiping his
blade with paper, approached the second
poor wretch, who was shouting out some
thing at the top of his voice, whether a con
fession or a denunciation of injustice I was
not scholar enough to understand.
Commodore Vanderbilt and Bissell.
From the Detroit Free Press.
One of the best railroad executives in this
country of great men in that department of
human industry isC. M. Bissell, Suprintend
ent of the Harlem railroad. He rose from
the rear rank, as it were, having begun in
the most menial station.
It was thought when he became a fnll
lledged passenger conductor that the highest
peak of ambition had been scaled, but there
was no keeping him in a subordinate place.
One night Commodore Vanderbilt, who
owned the road, came down from Saratoga
and Conductor Bissell lmd him in charge
from Albany to New York. The distance
is 150 miles. Bissell kept a sharp eye on his
duty and tho despotic Commodore sat silent.
Not a word did he address to that train
master during the journey. Just as the
special train hauled into New York the old
■‘How long have you lieen on this road'”
“About twelve years,” was the reply.
“Come to my office to-morrow morning
Bissell didn’t know what he had done to
offend his employer, but beiug a plucky
man he whistled away his apprehension anil
at the appointed hour api>oured in the dread
“Ha! humph!" grunted the Commodore,
“you’re here, hey ? Come out to the yard.”
Bissell followed the ogre, quite unable to
guess what was in tho wind.
“How much does that rail weight”
abruptly inquired the Commodore.
Bissell (who was one of the tiesr, informed
employe* in the service) made satisfactory
answer to that and other questions •elating
to tlie minutiae of railway construction.
Still without the slightest relaxation of his
stern features tile old man blurted out:
•♦How would you like to be Superintendent
of the Harlem railroad !"
“Well, by ! you are Superintendent,”
was the Commodore’s vigorous and clutrac
tertristir termination of toe interview.
(*pen-front Shirts a specialty at Belnili
eor's. 34 Whitaker stisot.
THE WORKMAN'S A\D TRADER'S LOAN
AND BUILDING ASSOCIATION.
The forty-sixth (USthi regular monthly meet
ing of this Association will be held at the office
of Jackson & Whatley THIS (.Thursday) EVE
NING at 8 o'clock.
GEOROE W. LAMAR, President.
J. L. V. hati.ey, Secretary.
Sept. 1, 1887.
SI-El 1A I. N OTI CBS.
The New Home Sewing Machine Com puny
have moved their office to the corner of Whita
ker and State streets, nearly opposite tho old
stand of Joyce & Hunt. Anew lot of nice Ma
chines just received. Call and get one.
A. J. PURSLEY, Agent.
I have this day associated with me in the
Brokerage business my son, Mr. J. 11. REID
STEWART. JAS. T. STEWART.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 1,1887.
run onion sets:
WHITE AND YELLOW*
SOLOMONS A CO.'S DRUG STORE.
I have ibis day admitted my son, W.
deBRUYN KOPS, as a partner in my business,
which will be continued under the name of
deBRUYN KOPS & CO.
J. deBRUYN KOPS.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS HALL ASSOCIA
Savannah. Ga., Sept. 1, 1887.
The first installment on the Preferred Stock
of the above Association is now due and pay
able to the undersigued, who will be at the cigar
store of Simon Gazan corner of Bull and
Broughton, on the evenings of TUESDAY,
THURSDAY and SATURDAY from 6 to 8 r. M.,
until the 15th inst,
WM. McHARRIE, Treasurer,
Tbe partnership heretofore existing between
the undersigned under the name of CHARLES
GREEN'S SON & Cos., has this day been dis
solved by mutual consent, Mr. H. H. GILMEIt
retiring. Mr. E. 51. GRF.EN. who assumes the
liabilities of the old firm, will continue the busi
ness under the name and style of CHARLES
GREEN’S SON & 00.
ICD. 51. GREEN,
H. H. GILMER.
Savannah, Sept. 1, 1887.
Dll. HENRY S COLDINC,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
FOR BENT 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 bouse, with stable and servants'
quarters, No. 3b State street.
J. V ROWLAND, 96 Bay street.
I will be unavoidably absent from the city
until the first of October. Consignments of
Rice, intended for me, may be made to
MESSRS. W. W. GORDON & CO.,
who have kindly consented to attend to busi
ness for me during my absence.
FRED A. HABERSHAM,
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
■ .is, caused by - 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 othea $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULSIEU, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah. Ga.
ELECTRIC LIGHTS AM) MOTOR*.
Arc and Incandescent Electric
Office of the Brush Electric Light and]
Power 1 0., Rooms 8 and 9 Odd
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 1, 1887. j
NATE are now prepared to furnish Are and In
i' I candescent Lights. Buildings wired by
thorough Electricians in accordance with the
rules of the Fire Underwriter- Incandescent
Lights have many advantages ov r other modes
of lighting, some of which are the absence of
heat or smoke, the brilliancy and steadiness of
the light, no danger from fire.
We are also prepared to furnish slotive Power
in quantity from th H. P. to 20 H. P. These
Motors recommend themselves to all persons
using power for any purpose.
We also furnish ana put in Electric Annunci
ators, Door and Call Bells, Electric Gas Lighters,
etc. Employing only the test skilled labor, we
guarantee our work. Our office is in
Rooms 8 and 9 Odd Fellows Building,
where we invite the public to inspect the lights
and motor which will be in operation every
SAMUEL P HAMILTON.
HORBESHOEI NG, BTC.
33 West Broad Street,
HORSESHOER, GENERAL BLACK
SMITH AND WHEELWRIGHT.
I AM now prepared to do ail kinds of building
and repairing of Carriages, Buggies. Trucks,
Wagons, etc., as I have just repaired a fine
Truck, and also painted, which I think can com
pete with any other Truck in Savannah, and can
he seen on the Bay. Please examine it and give
me a trial, as I have first-class men now to
handle them, and will guarantee to give good
satisfaction in all branches of my business, and
will thank those who will patronize me.
SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY
H AVING passed my first anniversay in this new
enterprise, I cannot refrain from thanking
a kind public for tbe patronage extended to me,
also for the patience displayed in overlooking
shortcomings on the part of my employes.
Having now solved the mysteries of artesian
water and the use of difficult machines, I can
promise an indulgent public that hencefort h my
work will equal tue test and surpass the most
Steam Laundries in this country. My call and
delivery system will soon lie improved, and ask
ing a continuance of the patronage so largely
extended, I am. respectfully,
l. a. McCarthy,
Successor to clias. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, GAS and STEAM FITTER,
•18 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA
NEW HOTBL TOGn£
(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 Femes.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. 5)2 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE:
r pHIS POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
j 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 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 affonx,
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
( 1 F.O. D. HODGES, Proprietor. Formerly of
V T the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. Ali 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 fc: jusiness or pleasure.
THE MORRISON 'HOUSE. ~
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in tho
\FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
with j ' ire Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House.
THE BRISTOL, ’
A SELECT FAMILY HOUSE,
15 EAST 11TH ST., NEAR STH AVE., N. Y.
Wei! furnished, superior table.
I-adies traveling alone or with children receive
careful attention. PRICES AS REASONABLE
AS A BOARDING HOUSE.
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
(JEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlantic
‘ ’ coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
nished. Fare the best the market affords.
Bathing suits supplied. Terms moderate.
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor.
Lawn Mowers, Three Sizes,
Ladies’ Garden Hoes,
Hand Plows, Hedge Shears,
Pruninng Scissors and Knives,
Garden Trowels and Weeders,
Rubber Hose and Reels,
—FOR SALE BY
148 and 150 Congress Street.
Now is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to s<U 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 O E
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
and polite service. Full and liberal weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO,
14:4 BAI ST.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
Small Pictures Copied and Enlarged in
Oil, Crayon, India Ink, PasteTle
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I.”! NISH ED In the highest style of the art.
Satisfaction guaranteed, teth iu perfect
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“Gems,” smaller than a postage stamp, to
large life-sizes 50x90 inches. Our field is the en
tire Southern States, with headquarters at Sa
tY’’~ Live Agents wanted. References re
quired. To insure reply a 2-oent stamp must be
enclosed in all applications for agencies.
Ij. 13. DAVIS,
Secretary and Manager of tbe Great South
ern l’ortrait Company, Savannah. Ua.
Refer to Davis Bros.. Palmer Bros., Hon. R. E,
tester. Mayor, ami C. 11. Olmstead, hanker.
Savannah, Ga. office with Davis Bros., 42 and
41 Bail street, till Oct. 1, where samples of the
work of this company can be seen.
GRAIN AND IMS(>\ IMONs,
Flour, Hay, Grain and Provision Dealer.
INRUSH MEAL and GRITS In white sacks.
I Mill stuffs of nil kinds always on hand.
Georgia raised SPANISH PEANUTS, also
PEAS: every variety.
Special prices car load lots HAY and GRAIN.
Prompt attention given all orders and satis
OFFICE, 83 BAY.
WAREHOUSE, No. I WALLEY STREET, on
Una i Jentral Railroad,
DRUGS AM) MEDK INI>.
Deft Do ll! Doii'i Do Wliat-
VI thy don't walk our tony streets with tliat
* ▼ nice drew or suit of clot he* on with Stain*
or Urea*** Spots in, to which the Savannah dust
sticks ‘‘closer tlnm a brother, M waen
Japanese Cleansing Cream
will lake them out clean as a now pin. USc. A
bottle. Made truly by
J. R. HALTIW ANGER,
At Uht Drug sioro.., Broughton and Drajtoa,
Whitaker aiul Wayne sli.iJl*.