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HORRORS OF THE CAMPS.
THE FIGHT TO CANCEL THE LEASES
Gov. Gordon’s Interest as One of the
Original Lessees and as a Bondsman,
Urged as Disqualifying Him from
Acting as a Judge in the Matter - It
Atlanta. Sept. 1. —There was a large
assemblage in the Supreme Court room this
morning, attracted there h}’ the Governor's
citation to Penitentiary Companies 2 ami 3
to show cause why their case should not be
declared forfeited. The respondents who
appeared were W. D. Grant, W. B. Lowe,
J. AV. English, James M. Smith and L. L.
James. They had as counsel Messrs. Hep
kins and Glenn, A. H. Cox, B. H. Hill and
tV. M. Howard. Julius Brown ap
peared for tho Dado Coal Company's
interest in camps Nos. 2 and 3.
He state. I this interest to be
12K per cent, of No. 2 and 25 per cent, m
No. 3. The State was represented by Judge
Hillyer and Hoke Smith, who sat with
Principal Keeper Towers, Assistant Keeper
Shubrick and Principal Physician West
moreland. In a corner of the court room,
in custody of Capt. Turner, the penitentiary
guard, were two of the Bingham camp con
victs in stripes. They were two of the
worst beaten of the convicts, and it was
proposed to put them in evidence The
Governor and Attorney General sat as the
court, and the proceedings opened at 10;30
THE GOVERNOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT.
The Governor made the following open
ing announcement : “I wish to state that
the issues to be settled here are of so grave
a character that I have thought it proper
to ask the aid of the Attorney General in
the effort-to reach legal ami 'just conclu
sions. The questions involved are of the
utmost importance to the .State and to the
lessees of the convicts. On the one hand is
the reputation of the State and the charge
that, lier laws have been violated, and on
the other the large pecuniary interests of
citizens who have contracts with the, State.
The contracts and tlw laws under which
they were made and laws subsequently en
acted, together with all the facts connected
with the conduct of the lessess under those
contracts, the Executive feels bound by the
most solemn otiligations of his office to in
quire into. The proceedings will all be held
with open doors and given to the public as
fully as may he practicable. No rulings
will lie made, ami especially no conclusions
will be reached and no decisions made ex
cept such as arc concurred in by lioth the
Executive and the Attorney General.”
THE FIRST GUN.
The first fire was made by Judgo Hop
kins. who raised the point for the defendants
that the Governor was dis.-calined to sit.
He said “Your excellency, this is a motion
by the State to have your Excellency vacate
the lease of convicts made by penitentiary
companies 2 and 3, composed of certain
persons. The motion is to declare those
leases void and to declare those contracts
at an end. I rise now, may it please your
Excellency, to suggest a preliminary mattes'
which we think is an insuperable barrier
to further proceedings. I suggest that
your excellency is disqualified to preside,
and we know, sir, as well as we know that
we are here, that if by the law of the land
you are disqualified from presiding, there is
no one iu existence who would derive more
pleasure from the knowledge of the fact
than your excellency. Wlulst we would
have unbounded confidence in the justness
of your decisions, if it be a legal
right that we suggest, we have
no authority to waive it, and should not,
but should stand upon it.. Whether in the
discussion of this question we shall proceed
now, or whether you will allow time for the
examination of authorities, either to-day or
to-morrow, of course you will havo to de
termine. We regard it as a matter of the
gravest character, ono of the largest and
most vital importance, and will be prepared,
at your bidding, to present it. At present,
1 suppose, I may not soy more.”
HEARING THE ARGUMENT.
The Governor said lie would hear the
argument on the point.
Mr. Hopkins[contiline 1 by saying that, “an
act was passid in 1876 by which the Execu
tive was authorized to lease the convicts,
and in pursuance of that act, on June 21,
1870, the convicts were leased to three com
panies, Georgin Fenitentiary Company No.
i, Georgia Penitentiary Company No.
2 and Georgia Penitentiary Company
No. 3. By the act the com|>anies
were made corporations. Company No. 2
was composed of B. G. Lockett and W. B.
Lowe. Company No. 3 was composed of
Thomas Alexander, W. D. Grant, and John
B. Gordou. Tho papers in the Executive
office showed that each of these companies
made a bid for the convict*, and tho Gov
ernor not being satisfied with tho
bond. they made a joint bid
by which they were to take all the convicts,
and divide them as provided in the contract.
He had llie contract before him, and it was
signed by Gov. Smith, tho Dade Coal Com
pany, 11 G. Lockett and L. A. Jordan, of
company No. 2, and W. B. Lowe, J. B
Gordon and Thomas Alexander, of compauy
No. 3. The bond for company No. 2 was
signed by B. G. Lockett, w. B. Lowe and
J. B. Gordon. He said that was the only
lease of those convicts over modi' by the State,
THE GOVERNOR'S PERSONAL INTEREST.
“Your excellency has cited Com
pany No. 3 to appear before you
to show cause why tho contract,
which tears your individual name, should
not b'* declare 1 void. Company No. 3is in
precisely the same condition. That which
will allow one to stand allows the othera to
Ktßnd. They are companions; came into
existence at the same time, they
are now summoned to answer why
they should not both cease to exist by one
self-same act.’’ He supposed Gov. Gordon's
interest in the contract had ceased so far as
the law would authorize. “But the pro
ceedings which bring us here," said Judge
Hopkins, “arc leveled at the company which
you organized, that oxisted by your own
act, and the contract ’ tliat, you
are called upon to cancel, is one that te>nrs
your own name.” He said it was a princi
ple of law recognized by his excellency
that no man can be a judge in his own case.
Judge Hopkins road section 205 of the (.‘ode,
which says that no judicial officer shall sit
in a case where he is interested. He also
auoted the ease of Millner & Cos. against
ie Georgia Kailroad Company, in tile
Fourth Georgia Kepori., page :38ft, in which
a civil engineer was to lie final arbiter in
certain cases, ami when he became disquali
fied by reason of interest tho court set aside
A MACON CASK.
Ho also quoted the case of the city of
Macon against Huff, in Sixtieth Georgia.
Mr. Huff had boon Mayor and was railed
upon to decide in a case where he was in
terested. He held also that if the Governor
was disqualified the State was not without
remedy in the courts. “It was nobody's fault
that tlie Chief Executive was disqualified,
because if ever an unmistakable public
voice occurred with reference to any matter
it occurred when with almost universal re
joicing the people of the Htate of Georgia
put your excellency into the executive
chair. Certainly the lessees ware not re
aponsible for that.”
Mr. Smith replied for the Htate that oven
if it weis* a judicial investigation there was
no disqualification, as there had tesm a di
vestment of interest upon the part of the
Governor. “Again, it is a rule in judicial
tribunals that mutters of disqualification
are not consideml at common law where,
if tho disqualification were considered, no
tribunal could be found which would be
competent to pass upon the case. The rule
which applies to the Judiciary does not
apply to the Executive. Many of the act*
of the Executive am judicial in their ua
ltire, but that does not disqualify him.
WOULD BE HA HD TO FIND.
“If that were tho case who could be chosen
from the people of Georgia tiefore whom,
during an administration of two years,
there would not l>e interests for him to de
cide upon in which lie wonld not ba quali
fled. It was said that the Governor was
called upon to vacate a contract in which
he was interested. The people of Georgia
selected your excellency, with full knowi
j edge of l the facts, with a utian
] unity which the distinguished counsel
so eloKuently refers to, and a full discussion
of the fact that your excellency’s name
was on the bond and with every assurance
I from vour excellency, if lam permitted to
i refer to matters which are now history,
| that your excellency was not desirous to
sustain that contract. Tho people of
i Georgia authorized your excellency to pa®
I upon this matter so far as the interests of
I the Htato are concerned. There is no rule
in Georgia whicli prescribes disqualification
of an executive.”
Mr. Cox concluded the argument for the
lessees. He admitted that where disqualifi
cation left the State without a remedy it
would not he considered by the law, hut he
said tho court of equity opened wide its
doors to the State or any party without a
THE OBLIGATION STILL IN FORCE.
In conclusion, ho said: “I know that
upon the face of this bond there is a rela
tion existing lietween your excellency and
the State of Georgia until this hour, and I
would beg of your excellency to consider
well before a relation of contract between
yourself and the State should be parted by
The question was taken under advisement
and a recess ordered to 3:30 o’clock.
The court after dinner overruled the ob
jection of disqualification, the Attorney
General rendering the decision in a written
The State’s counsel had served notice on
the lessees’ counsel yesterday to produce
certain papers, which led to an argument
between Messrs. Hillyer and Hopluns, the
latter contending that they could not be
made to respond. fie, however,
waived tho point, agreeing to pro
duce all relevant papers called
for, hut as notice had only been given yes
terday asked that tho hearing be continued
ten days as they were not ready. After
some argument the hearing was continued
to next WednesdaV.
Before court adjourned counsel for the
State filed additional charges of violation
of the lease contract, against Companies 2
and 3. alleging additional grounds why tho
lease should be declared forfeited.
The Asylum Investigation and the
Convqjgtion of the Weekly Press.
Mru.EDGEVii.LE, Aug. 31.—' The conven
tion of the editors of the Weekly Press
assembled at Milledgeville yesterday and
perfected a permanent organization with
Mr. M. D. Erwin, of the Conyers Solid
South , as President, Mr. AVeichel (if we
spell it correctly), of the Cartersville Cou
rnnt American, as Secretary, and Mr. T.
H. Morris, of the Milledgeville Chronicle,
Assistant Secretary. At night they at
tended an elegant banquet prepared for
them in the college hall, which flashed with
the wit, lieauty and intelligence of the
famous old capital city.
Much gay and convivial hilarity and de
lightful freedom, of social intercourse was
greatly enjoyed. Toasts were offered and
“To. Our Guests” was responded to by
Col. Robert Whitfield, Solicitor General of
this circuit, in his usual happy and easy
“Milledgeville” was responded to by our
amiable and able fellow citizen Hon. W. YV.
Lumpkin in a pretty speech, couched in
chaste and eloquent language, easy in de
livery and pleasing in sentiment.
But the hit of the evening, that carried
the house by storm with bright scintillations
of wit and sentiment, was the speech of
our Representative from Rockdale, Dr.
Smith, in his response to “Our Legislature.”
Dr. Smith is a member of the joint com
mittee now engaged in ail investigation of
the asylum, it will be remembered there
are at present, two separate committees in
vestigating the asylum.
The convention will visit the asylum this
evening when another address of welcome
will be delivered by Col. G. YV. A. Brantly,
ol Macon. The authorities of the asylum have
a dance and a literary and musical enter
tainment once a week for the enjoyment of
the patients, and they will doubtless have
one or tho other during tho visit of the ed
itors this evening.
Both committees whicli were engaged in
investigating the asylum, have adjourned,
Kenans committee a final adjournment.
The other, not having finished, adjourned
to meet subject to the call of their chair
man some tinw in tho near future. It is but
just to state that it is the general impres
sion that the only other two members of
Kenan s committee sitting with him, viz:
Messrs. Arnheim and Humphreys, are not
animated by the same unkindly spirit that
has characterized Dr. Kenan in their inves
tigation. Although no retiort has been
made by either committee. I)r. Kenan, it is
understood, has not sustained the charges
lie made, and as far as the committee have
gone, it is well-known that they are not only
satisfied, but highly pleased with the manage
ment, and, indeed, all tho matters concern
ing the asylum.
A RUNAWAY AT SYLVANIA.
Young Ladies Thrown from Their
Wagons and Badly Frightened.
Sylvania, Ga., Sept. I.— Y\ r hat came
near being a serious runaway occurred on
the outskirts of town yesterday afternoon.
A party of Sylvania young ladies were
driving into town, some riding in a buggy
and some in a Jersey wagou beJiind. As
they were coming down a little lull the
horse attached to the wagou became fright
ened and liegan to run down the hill at a
furloqs rate of speed, striking the buggy in
front which belonged to Dr. Douglas— de
molishing one hind wheel and precipitating
the occupants of both vehicles to the ground.
The iudies wore very much frightened and
excited, but none of them were seriously
hurt, although the wheels of the wagon ran
over Missas Kate and Lizzie Siugellton,
braising them both considerably. The
frightened stood ran on but a short distance
and was stopped, and the ladies were soon
congratulating themselves on their narrow
i-scape, looking at it in the philosophic light,
t hat it might have been a great deal worse
A revival meeting has b<>cn going on at
the Baptist church in this place during the
week, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. J.
Arnett, assisted by Revs. J. H. Allen, T. B.
Cooper and John Motial, of South Carolina.
Twelve new memliers were taken into
the church, eleven of whom were baptized
at Ogeechee creek, three miles from here, on
yesterday evening, in the presence of n large
DEFENDING TIIEIR HONOR.
The Thomas County Branch of the Far
mers’ Alliance Aroused.
Macon, Ga., Sept. I.—A specinl to the
Telegraph from Tbomasville gives the fol
lowing resolutions, which explain them
Wmui, We, the memliers of tho Fanners’
Alliance of Thomas county, Georgia, having
liotl our attention called to a set of resolutions
passed by the so-called "Farmers' Alliance of
the Bt*te at Indiana." which are alike insulting
to the President of the United States and the
fieople thereof; and
WmtiiEAe, it Is contrary to the principles of
our order to interfere wltth the political and
religions questions of the country, he il
/tVso/red. That we hereby express our un*
qualified condemnation of tile insulting mes
sage sent to President Cleveland and denounce
the motive which inspired it as unworthy nod
dishonorable to any body of Alliance men.
Nemlvfd . further. Thai the President and Sec
retary of this Alliance are hereby instructed lo
forward • certified copy of these resolutions lo
i he President of the United stales
Secretary < Vanity Alliance.
Attest: A. W. lvsv, President.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1887.
HOl’l’S TO KEEP HIS HOME
THE AMENDMENT TO THE BILL TO
All Private Residences Exempted from
the Property from Which the Gov
eminent May Select Its Site-Capt.
Gordon Reports a Substitute for the
State Road Sale Bill.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. I.— ln the Senate
to-day the unfinished business of yesterday,
the bill to permit freight trains carrying
melons and other perishable fruit uninter
rupted passage on Sunday, was taken up
and passed with amendments that the bill
would not apply to any ear broken down in
transit, and wouid not impose additional
labor on railroad employes.
Consideration of the Brady bill was then
resumed. Mr. Hand, of the Eighth, made
an argument favoring and Mr. Turnipseed,
of the Eleventh, opposed the bill.
In the House.
In tho House to-day Mr. Gardner moved
reconsideration of the bill to amend the act
to prohibit the solo of liquor iu Pike county,
which wa,s tabled yesterday. The motion
The House also reconsidered its action on
the bill making all notes with a provision
for attorneys fees void, and recommitted it.
The special order was the bill to regulate
the inspection of oils, and requiring the
money to be tiaid into the treasury. As
amended by the committee, the bill pro
vides for inspectors at Atlanta, Savannah,
Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Rome, Athens
and Brunswick, the inspectors to receive as
fees ’ of. per gallon for inspecting
400 gallons and upward, lc. per
gallon for inspecting 300 and less than 400
gallons, and for less than 300 gallons l '-jc.
per gallon; the Commissioner of Agricul
ture to appoint these inspectors, and to have
authority also to appoint inspectors for
other places when deemed necessary. After
some argument for the bill by Mr. Atkin
son, a special order displaced it. Two hun
dred copies were ordered printed, and con
tinuation of the discussion was set for next
THE STATE HOAD.
Mr. Gordon, from the Committee on Fi
nance,reported a substitute for the bill rela
tive to the sale of the Western & Atlantic
railroad. The substitute provides for ad
vertisement by the Governor for bids for
the purchase of,the road, said bids to be sub
mitted to the Governor, Comptroller Gen
eral and Treasurer before June 1, 1888. The
substitute also provides for bids for another
lease of the road; both the bids for the sale
and the lease to be submitted to the next
Mr. Felton, of Bartow, submitted a mi
nority report im the bill providing for bids
for a lease only for not less than twenty nor
more than fifty yoars, no bid for less than
$35,000 per month to lie accepted. Both re
ports were ordered printed.
BILLS ON THIRD HEADING.
Bills on tliird reading fared as follows:
The bill to cede to the United States ju
risdiction over certain lands in the city of
On the hill to condemn land in Savannah
for a public building for the use of the
.United States government for a court house,
and for other use, the Judiciary Committee
reported amendment providing that no land
used as a private residence should be thus
taken without the consent of the owner. ’
Mr. Rawls, of Effingham, explained the
situation in regard to the lot wanted and
supported the amendment.
Mr. Russell, of Chatham, also supported
tho amendment and urged tht* passage of
the bill. The amendment was (Agreed to and
the bill passed.
PROHIBITION IN PIKE.
The bill to amend au act to prohibit the
sale of spirituous liquors in Dike county
Mr. Madden said that he had voted for
prohibition in Pike county, but he was sat
isfied that it was imposed upon the people of
Pike county by unfair means and against
their will. Therefore he had turned his
bock on it. He found that he had either to
give up prohibition or his Democracy.
Mr. Walker, of Putnam, had read a peti
tion against the bill by 445 citizens of Pike
county, a petition of the same purport by
the trustees of Gordon Academy, and a )*'
titiou by 802 women of Pike county to the
Mr. Gardner had read petitions from
1,033 voters of Pike county in favor of the
passage of his bill, <l5B of the signers being
whites and 375 colored, and claimed that a
large majority of tho white voters are in
favor of the bill.
THE WOMEN OF THE SAME MIND,
He claimed also that his party could have
secured a majority of the women of the
county'if they had asked it, but they did
not believe in dragging the fair names of
women into politics. He also insisted that
his re-election by 370 majority after he had
advocated this bill in a former Legislature,
and after this was made the issue in tho
election, was a sufficient indication of the
will of the people.
Mr. Howell, of Fulton, supported the bill
as being perfectly fair and entirely in ac
cord with the local option law. The bill
simply seeks to give the people of Pike
county the same right enjoyed by the peo
ple of" every other county.
The bill passed by a vote of 1(7 to 50.
The bill to repeal an act creating a Board
of Commissioners for Paulding county.
The bill to incorporate tile I/vuisvillo,
Waynesboro and Alexander Railroad Com
THE ANTI-TOBACCO BILL.
Mr. Ham moved that his anti tobacco bill
lie recommitted to the Committee on the
State of tho Republic, and it was so or
Mr. Arnheim submitted, by copsent, a
resolution to pay John M. Graham for his ser
vices as stenographer to the Penitentiary
The bill to incorporate the town of Ten
The bill of Mr. Calvin, to embrace Rich
mond county in the provision of an act reg
ulating the saleof liquor in Jefferson, Burke
and Washington counties. Passed.
Mr. Me Michael, of Schley, offered a reso
lution providing that on ami after Sept. 5
the House will hold sessions from !( o'clock
in the morning to 12 o’clock norm, and from
3to 5 o’clock in the evening on Tuesdays
The bill of Mr. Buchan to incorporate the
Eastman and Americus Air Lino railroad.
CRUSHED BY A STREET CAR
Dangerous Injuries Sustained by a
Boy at Pensacola.
Pensacola, Fla., Sept. I.—Charles
Nash, a white boy, attempted to l>ourd a
street car on Palafox street, this morning,
while it was in full motion. He dipped and
fell under the car, and before tho driver
could put on the brakes the fore wheel had
dragged the hoy a considerable distance.
When taken out it was found that lie hud
sustained a rupture of tho perinum, a lacer
ation of tho lower bow el, and one of his
thighs was badly bruised,
J. B. Roberts, formerly Marshal of the
city has been appointed a member of the
Board of City Commissioners to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of A. L.
Mrs. Sarah I). Dow, an old resident of the
eitv. died last night. She wns the mother
of Elam Dow and also of J. YV. Dow, editor
of the Tallahassee Floridian.
Hi’SBANO (dreusing for an evening entertain
ineuti It seem* h pitiable thing to me. my I
dear, that women should wear corsets. Hut
women are weak creatures, ai the best
Wife If you really wish me in g„ without
one. John, 1 will.
It u I And (hastily)— No: certainly not, Stiv
GROVESTEEN & P3LL.
Wall Street Full of Grave Rumors Con
cerning Their Transactions.
The New York Times, after giving an
account of the arrest of Mr. Pell, of the
firm of Grovesteen & Pell, on the charge of
obtaining money by false representations
and the transactions which led up to it,
already printed in the Morning News,
Much graver charges are circulated —
charges that have to be eorroliorated only
to precipitate a scandal, or worse. An ex
pert has been at work on the books of
Grovesteen & Pell. The result, if his re
port is to be relied on, has a sensation in it.
The firm was floating two rail
roads—the Rome and Decatur and
the East aud Wekt road of
Alabama. Upon the Rome and Decatur
rood it is shown that $345,000 was expend
ed. The firm employed Maj. Dan Callahan,
of Havaunah, Ga., to build the road. Ho
was to have SIO,OOO a mile for his construc
tion. The company authorized the issue of
$15,000 a mile in mortgage bonds. Just
thirty miles have been built. At the rate
of $15,000 a mile this would warrant the
issue of $450,000 in first mortgages. It is
discovered that $050,000 have been issued.
Hen. Daniel H. Printup, of Rome, Ga.,
who died some time ago, wns the Rome and
Decatur road’s President, and now it leaks
out that lie, acting under more or less direct
authorization, gave ussent to an issue of
$200,000 of bonds for equipment. That
$200,000 of bonds —probably representing
the over-issue that makes up the total of
$050,000 —was put out. The half finished
road has equipment worth possibly $20,000.
In the East anil West Alabama road there
is quite as bad a showing, if the current re
port is to be accepted. Grovesteen & Pell
nought the road for Browning &Cos., of
New York, paying '.HI for its bonds. It was
a narrow gauge. Grovesteen & Pell had
plans that called for a standard gauge
and authorization was secured for broaden
ing the track, increasing the company’s
mortgage from SIO,OOO a mile to $15,000,
the change of gauge to cost $5,000 a mile.
The outstanding SIO,OOO per mile mortgage
was canceled, and a lien of $15,000 a mile
was stretched over the entire 136 miles of
rood. Six miles of road were broadened.
Activity was made in the bonds on the
Stock Exchange, and quotations of 107 and
lost were made familiar in the official trans
actions. The bonds were all sold to a big
European syndicate, so the current story
represented, and the bunks took them as a
sort of gilt-edged collateral at 80. One mile
of road for whose ten-tuousand-dollar bonds
Grovesteen & Pell had paid 90, or so,ooo,the
firm was able to use for floating, with prac
tically no increase of investment, fifteen
thousand dollar bonds at 80, or $12,000, a
iqere profit of $3,000 per mile on over 120
miles, or close to $400,000. This certainly
was financiering with a vengeance—if the
books of the firm really establish such trans
actions, os alleged It is a matter of rec
ord that tho bonds, w hich were stiff at 10!)
on the Stock Exchange, went pell mell
to 65, and didn’t meet a bid when Stokes &
Cos. tried to make their sale under tlie rule
last week, though as collateral the mort
gages had pass*si all over Wall street as per
fectly acceptable at 80 thitberto.
It is estimated that Grovesteen & Pell put
bonds afloat on their Southern roads aggre
gating something like $1,500,000, while less
than a third of that sum was really ex
]tended. The lKinds alleged to have been
overissued are in loans all over Wall street.
Ahd stock on Southern roads to which the
claim of Grovesteen & Pell is contested was
used, too, to help the firm raise money.
Where all the missing hundreds of thous
ands of dollars have gone is a deep mystery.
Friends of the firm believe that some show
ing cah be made which will straight)*;! ev
erything out. But it is reported in inner
circles that the accounts of the firm are in
a decidedly “crude condition,” and some
important vouchers are missing. Some
charges are made on the firm’s books, too,
it is alleged against the Rome and De
catur road, which memoranda explains are
“to he charged to the East and West road.”
Assignee Harding is not yet ready to pro
duce a schedule of the firm's liabilities and
assets, but he has intimated that, it would
be ready to-day, and that it would make a
good showing ill a dollars and cents way. His
statements indicate that nothing has ’ been
done thatcannot lie satisfactorily explained.
In the meantime, however, Wall street is
doing some very interesting talking and
taking strange liberties with the name of the
A RALLY OF THE THIRSTY.
The Red Ribbon Brigade All Ready to
Lay Siege to Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga. , Sept. I. — At a large meet
ing of anti-prohibitionists of Atlanta, held
this afternoon, it was decided to hold an
other ek'ctioa, under the provisions of the
local option act, some time in November.
The earliest date at which the election can
lie held is Nov. 36, aud it is more than prob
able that the issuo will lie made on that date.
The requisite number of signatures re
quired for calling the election has already
It was decided by them to make no public
canvass until the close of the Piedmont
lair, unless tho Prohibitionists precipitated
matters to that extent. It is not known
whether the Prohibitionists will agree to a
quiet campaign or not.
The Death of Bishop Elliott.
From the Galveston Xcwi.
Bishop Elliott died at Sewanee, Tenn.,
after a long and hopeless illness. A leader
in the army of his country, a leader in the
army of the cross, he led his followers un
hesitatingly in the path of his high convic
tions, onu retained to the last the affection,
confidence and support of all who were en
rolled among his friends.
At the time of his election to the jurisdic
tion of Western Texas ho was suffering from
a wound in the head which he reivivedduring
the war, which he knew was dangerous in
periods of excitement or severe work, and
yet against, the warning of his physicians
and the advice of his friends, he deliberate
ly ncccepted n field, tho most uninviting In
the whole country, where nothing but the
hardest of hard work could lie expected;
where his life was often in danger, and
where he knew that his labors would
most probably lie fruitful in no ap
parent result during liis lifetime. No one
who does not thoroughly understand the na
ture of country he traveled, or the various
sorts and conditions of iieople with whom
he had to deal, can have the faintest idea of
his experience*, in both botlilv and mental
strain. (>ne who knew him intimately does
not hesitate to verify his own expressions,
he “felt he was called of God.” It would
lie difficult to find a man who could have
accomplished more than this single-hearted
prelate, or attained the results which testify
so completely to his untiring zeal.
Ho canie to a wilderness with scarcely a
consecrated church in his jurisdiction. Now
nearly every town and village has its wor
shiping congregations assembling tieneath
their cross-crowned temples. During every
three months (on an average) of his admin
istration he erected some church building
or school—also the direct outcome of his in
dividual ardor. Truly, a noble Bishop has
been removed from the church militant; a
prince in Israel has fallen. Truly has he
earned that, eternal and happy rest to which
so often and so eloquently he pomted those
who listened to his counsel. In the refresh
ment of paradise h*> awaits the perfect con
summation of bliss of those who are faithful
iu the kingdom ot Christ.
Bishop Elliott was 47 years of age. But
cotinnng Ills time, not by years, but by ex
cellence, we may say his life was long, as
his labors were abundant. Never did mitre
sit upon a more worthy brow; never was
crozier held by a firmer hand. His works
follow him and lus memory is a benedic
"Wnzs she returned she found the money
gone." Is a sentence which in stirring up all the
good amt bed crammer In Chicago. "If it wa*
gone how did she And It,U" is the query asked by
one side, and "If she hadn't found tt gone why
wasn’t It there•" Inquires the other. Uottun
SHEEPBHEAD BAY RACES.
A Summary of the Lively Events of
New York, Sept. 1. —Following is a sum
mary of to-day’s races on the Sheepshead
First Race—All ages; live furlongs. little
Minch won. with Mona second and Brittanic
third. Time 1:01 U.
Second Hack— Sweepstakes for three-year
olds. King Stone won. with Flageoletta second
and Stuyvesant third. Time 1:27)4.
Third Race- Sapphire stakes for two-year
olds: three-quarters of a mile. Geraldine won,
with George Oyster second and The Lyon third.
Fourth Race— Twin City handicap for all
ages: mile and a quarter. Saxony kept the
lead until well into the stretch when Flavor
went to the front. In the last 100 yards Elk
wood and Saxony passed him. and after a driv
ing finish Elk wood won cleverly by a bead, with
Saxony second and Banburg third, 'lime 2:08.
Fifth Race - Sweepstakes; all ages; penalties
and allowances: one mile. Eolian won by a
length, with Florence K. second and Pearl
Jennings third. Florence K. was disqualified
for fouling Pearl Jennings, and the latter was
given second place. Time 1:40^.
Sixth Race —Welter stakes: mile and three
sixteenths in the turf. Joe Cotton won by a
length, with Pomona second and Binette third.
London, Sept. I.—At the Derby Septem
ber meeting to-day the race for the cham
pionship breeders, pool stakes of 1,000 sov
ereigns, for two-year-okls, was won by Her
mit, out of Hazli deun, with Fitzdam second
and Pull Together third. The betting was
three to one against the Hazledean colt,
twenty to one against Fitzdam and seven to
one against Pull Together. Time 1:04 1-5.
Baker County Goes Dry.
Sanderson, Fla., Sept. The liquor
election for Baker county occurred to-day.
Sanderson gave a plurality of 52 for the
wet side, Maclenny gave a plurality of 126
for dry, Gleu St. Mary plurality 14 for the
dry siae.Olustee gave a plurality of 28 for the
dry side. The total majority against liquor
selling is 120. Johnsville precinct is to be
heard from. It favors the dry side. There
is great rejoicing throughout the county.
(Special indications for Georgia
RAIN land East Florida: Rain in the
leastern portion, fair weather in the
western portion, fresh to brisk
winds, generally easterly, slight changes in
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. Sept. 1, 1887, and the mean of same day for
j Departure Total
Mean Temperature ! from the , Departure
Mean i Since
for 15 years,Sept. 1. *8". - -or Jan. 1,1887.
79.0 70.0 ! —9O | —150.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
MeanDmly Amount gSTS? I D^SSL
Amount for; for Mean Since
10 Years. Sept. 1 ’B7. _ M £“- JT5w.
.18 I .00 1 18 I —8.24
Maximum temperature 79.0. minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:38 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 7 8 feet— a fall of 0.4 during the past
A Boston lady attended a funeral in a coun
try church a short time ago. and after the sing
ing of a hymn which was striking, melodious
and appropriate, a rustic male friend who was
seated beside her remarked, with an air of in
tense local pride: “Beautiful hymn, isn’t it?
The corpse wrote it.” —Boiton Budget.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 22, 1887. —Messrs
Shuptrine <£ Bto. , City — Dear Sirs: Sev
eral physicians treated me, without success,
for what they pronounced a stubborn case
of eczema. In addition to this I have tried
every so-called remedy that was suggested
to me, but nothing did me the slightest good
until, in sheer desperation, I tried your
Tetterine. This effected what seems to
be a permanent cure, and I take pleasure
in testifying to its merits.
Very respectfully yours. ,
Isaac G. Haas.
m riv ' a™Tf
\T7E HAVE RECEIVED the agency for this
T T popular Stove (over 100,000 in use), and
take pleasure in offering them to our customers
It is heavy, durable, and took first prim at
Pennsylvania State Fair for baking. It has all
the latest improvements, including ventilated
CORNWELL & CHIPMAN,
Odd Fellows' Building.
Their Praise Sells Them.
'V'OTHING is so talked of, and appreciatively,
la too, by a housekeeper as the steady good
work of a newly purchased Cook Stove. This
influence spreads in all directions, and is bring
ing us numerous orders from wherever the
ACORNS and FARMER GIRLS are in G orgia,
Florida and South Carolina. Every Stove guar
anteed, and never yet has one been sent back.
LOVELL & LATTIMORE,
CONGRESS ST., - SAVANNAH, GA.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
Small Pictures Copied and Enlarged in
Oil, Crayon, India Ink, Pastelle
and Water Colors.
U'INISHED in the highest style of the art.
i Satisfaction guaranteed, both in perfect
likehess and execution, in sizes from the
"Gems," smaller than a postage stamp, to
large life-sizes 50X90 incites. Our field is the en
tire Southern States, with headquarters at Sa
i Live Agents wanted. References re
quired. To insure reply a 2-cent stamp must be
enclosed in all applications for agencies.
L. 13. DAVIS,
Secretary anil Manager of the Great South
ern Portrait Company, Savannah, Ga.
Refer to Davis Bros.. Palmer Bros., lion. R. E.
lister. Mayor, and 0. H. Olmsteod, banker.
Savannah, Ga. Office with Davis Bros .42 and
44 Bull street, till Oct, 1, where samples of the
work of this company can be seen.
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Flour, Hay, Grain aoil Provision Dealer.
THRESH MEAL and GRITS in white sacks.
I Mill stuffs of all kinds alwavs 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. 4 WADLEY STREET, on
line Central Railroad.
Savannah, August SI, 1887,
PROPOSAL will Is- received At the
A ’ office of the Custodian of the United Sta'es
Custom House at Savannah, Ga.. and opened at
12 m. of tha tith day of fs-ptouioer. ISM?, fir re
pairing Plastering and putting Iron Uniting in
windows in accordance with the specification In
the building named alstve. Each uroisi.stl must
is- accompanied tvy a cerfiftrd check for jju,
made payable to the order of the Treasurer of
the United Htatca. The right to reject any ends
Is reserved. The plan- aud spe-durrGona nan
be set n. ao<l il’IV Infermnflee r,, ' |„ (I ,
piling to JOHN F. Willkfc'J ...siian.*
BUTLER.—The friends and acquaintance of
Daniel Butler are respectfully invited to at
tend his funeral from his late residence. No. 4
Walnut street, at 9 o’clock THIS MORNING.
LANDRUM LODGE NO 48, F. AND A. M.
A regular communication of this Lodge ,&
will 1* held THIS (Friday) EVEN- <4,
ING, at 8 o'clock.
The F. C. degree will be conferred. ' w \
Members of sister Lodges and transient breth
ren are cordially invited to attend. By order of
F. 1). BLOODWORTH. W. 31.
H. E. Wilson, Secretary.
EUREKA LODGE NO. 1, F. A. M.
The memliers of this lodge are hereby notified
to meet at their hall, corner Bay and Lincoln
streets, at 8:30 o'clock THIS MORNING for the
purpose of paying the last tribute of respect to
their deceased brother, Daniel Butler.
Members of sister lodges are invited.
By order of L. WADE, W. 31.
C. H. Ebbs, Secretary.
SAVANNAH RIFLE ASSOCIATION.
Savannah, Ga.. Sept. 2, 1877.
The last meeting of the season will be held
THIS (Friday! AFTERNOON.
Last car leaves West Broad street at 2:50 p. m.
By order of GEN. R. H. ANDERSON,
Jno. M. Bryan, Secretary and Treasurer.
PULASKI COUNCIL NO. 153, R. A.
A regular meeting of this Council will be held
THIS (Friday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
J. H. CAVANAUGH, R.
Clarence S. Connerat, Secretary.
MY RTLE LODGE NO. 8, K. OF P.
A regular meeting of this Lodge, will
be held THIS EVENING, at 8 o’clock. #
Sister Lodges and transient Knights [lj3£4"]
OTTO VOGEL, C. C. \3Bfep
Waring Russell, Jr., K. of R. and S.
- BATTERY PARK.
There will he Music at Battery Park
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
from 4 o’clock p. m. to 12 p. m.
DR. E. 11. NICHOLS
Has returned to the city and will resume
the practice of his profession.
I have this day associated with me In the
Brokerage business my son, Sir. J. H. REID
STEWART, under the firm name of James T.
Stewart & Sou. JAS. T. STEWART.
Savannah, Ga., Sept 1, 1887.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 1, 1887.
The firm of Bacon, Johnson & Cos., is this day
dissolved by the purchase of the interest of L.
JOHNSON and C. W. PIKE by A. S. BACON.
A. S. BACON assumes ail liabilities, and all
outstanding accounts will be paid to him.
A. S. Bacon,
C. W. Pike.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 1, 1887.
Having purchased the interest of Messrs.
L. JOHNSON ana C. 'V. PIKE in the business of
Bacon. Johnson & Cos., I will continue the Plan
ing Mill, Lumber and Wood business at the old
stand, corner Liberty and East Broad streets.
Having had sole management of the late firm,
I can guarantee the same accuracy of work, and
prompt delivery as heretofore. A. S. Bacon.
FINE ONION SETS!
WHITE AND YELLOW,
SOLOMONS & CO.’S DRUG STORE
I have this 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.
The partnership heretofore existing between
the undersigned under the name of CHARLES
GREEN'S SON & CO., has this day been dis
■solved by mutual consent. Mr. H. H. GILMER
retiring. Mr. E. M. GREEN, who assumes the
liabilities of the old firm, will continue the busi
ness under the name and style of CHARLES
GREEN'S SON & CO.
ED. M. GREEN,
H. H. GILMER.
Savannah. Sept. 1, 1887.
lIIt. Lei I tRDV
has removed to 113 Congress street.
Morning—9 o'clock, colored; 10 o’clock, gentle
men; 11 o'clock, ladies.
Afternoon—4 o’clock, appointments.
DR. HENRY COL,DING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
FOR RENT OR LIAsL
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.
J. C. ROWLAND, 96 Bay street.
I will ho unavoidably absent from the city
until the first of October. Consignments of
Rice, intended for me, may be made to
MESSRS. W. W. U< BOON & CO.,
who have kindly consented to attend to busi
ness for me during mv absence.
FRED A. HABERSHAM,
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is in.-nluabl9 for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia. Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it caunot bo
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.
WATCHES ANId JEWELRY.
THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY
Such as DIAMONDS. FINE STERLING SIL
VERWARE, ELEGANT JEWELRY,
FREN CH CLOCKS, etc., is to be found At
A. L. Desbouillons,
21 BULL STREET,
the sole agent for the celebrated ROCKFORD
RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also
makes a specialty of
18-Karat Wedding Rings
AND THE FINEKT WATCHES.
Anything you buy from him warranted
OjUtUNA ill, CV -
The Oriel Quintette Club,
Will Positively appear
MONDAY NIGHT, SEPT. sth.
RESERVED SEATS will open at Davis Bros.,
SATURDAY MORNING, Sept 3.
I! Iklief oiiitas!
Through Pullman Service.
COMMENCING June 12th a through Pullman
Buffet service will be rendered daily be
tween Savannah and Hot Springs, N. C., via
Spartanburg and Ashville.
Leave Savannah 12:26 pm
Leave Charleston 4:55 p m
Leave Columbia 10:90 p m
Arrive Spartanburg 2:20 a in
Arrive Asheville 7:00 a m
Arrive Hot Springs 9:00 a in
To SPARTANBURG sl3 30
To ASHEVILLE.. IT 13
To HOT SPRINGS IT 1.5
Sleeping car reservations and tickets good
until Oct. 31st, 1887, can be had at BREN’S
TICKET OFFICE, Bull street, and at depot.
E. P. MoSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agt.
Fifth Avenue Hotel,
MADISON SQUARE, N. Y.
t'pHK largest, best appointed, and most liber
ally managed hotel in the city, with the most
central and delightful location.
HITCHCOCK, DARLING & CO.
A. B. DARLING, formerly of the Battle House.
K< AM HITCHCOCK, formerly of the St.
Charles Hotel, New Orleans.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
N'ewnan Street, near Bay. Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
THE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells;
Batlis, Etc. $2 oO to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSK
'T'HIS POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
A 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 afford.
SAVANNAH, - - GA.
(' EO. D. Proprietor. Formerly of
J the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the
Grand Union, Saratoga Springs. Location cen
tral. All parts of the city and places of inter
est accessible by street cars constantly passing
the doors. Special Inducements to those visit
ing the city fo. - jusiness or pleasure.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.' '
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\FFORDB 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, opposite Marshall House.
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA.
SEA BATHING unsurpassed on the Atlanti>
coast. Comfortable rooms, neatly fur
nished. Fare the best the market affords.
Bathing suits smrplied. Terms moderate.
GEO. D. HODGES, Proprietor.
1 HI GARDE
Lawn Mowers, Three Sizes,
Ladies’ Garden Hoes,
Hand Plows, Hedge Shears,
Pruninng Scissors and Knives,
Garden Trowels and Weeder?,
Rubber Hose and Reels,
—FOR, SALE BY
348 and 150 Congress Street.
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,
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c.
Lower prices to large buyers.
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
and polite service. Full and liberal weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO
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