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GEORGIA AND _ FLORIDA.
NEWS OF THE TWO STATES TOLD
Augusta Carpenters Strike Against
the Employment of Non-Union Men
—A Fugitive Murderer Captured Af
ter Three Years of Freedom-The
Rome Courier Sold at Auction.
Rev. F. M. T. Brannon, of Fairbum, is
The cotton crop in Gwinnett county was
cut off at least one-third by the recent rains.
Several new buildings will lie erected at
Bylvania in the near future.
Thirteen members were added to the roll
of membership of the Baptist church at
Bylvania during the protracted meeting last
The I And Title, Warranty and Safe De
posit Company of Atlanta refuses to allow
Fulton county to copy from its books cer
tain lost records.
On last Saturday a gentleman of Griffin,
prominent in financial and business circles,
made a gift of $5OO to the building fund of
the Presbyterian church.
It is stated that a man living in Cain's dis
trict. of Gwinnett county, committed a hein
ous offense upon his stop-daughter, not more
than 12 or 14 years of age, and fled.
There were received at Tennille, few sale
and shipment, a grand total of 12,830 bales
of cotton during the season ending Sept. 1.
Of this amount 304 bales are of the new crop,
received up to that date.
All the Confederate veterans in the county
of Pulaski, as well those in the adjoining
counties, are requested to meet in Huwkins
ville at the court house on the second Satur
day, Sept. 10, for the purpose of organizing.
At the public sale of the Rome Courier
Tuesday the property was bid in by Melvin
Dwinell at 82,250, subject to two mortgages
aggregating about $9,500, but before Mr.
Dwinell can get possession under his pur
chase he will have to execute a bond for
In Sumter county a day or two ago a ne
gro woman ate sixteen ears of corn with a
large piece of greasy meat, and then tried
to die, hut another woman gave her a quart
of salt and water with a gill of castor oil.
She is now up and says “I didn’t think
com would hurt a pusson.”
Sat urday night a four room frame house
on A. L. Beckwith’s Lickskillett place, in
Schley county, occupied by Emily Ham
mock, colored', was set on fire and burned
down. The woman barely escajied from the
I burning house, leaving her children in it,
but they were rescued by some colored men,
who rushed into the flames and brought
Sarah Winn, an old colored woman, liv
ing on the Hammock place some ten miles
below Fort Gaines, was burned to death in
her house last Thursday. Being paralyzed
the was unable to move, and the other mem
bers of the family being ahsent when the
bouse caught Are, all she could do was to lie
there and watch the flames creep slowly to
ward her until finally she was enveloped
end death came to her relief.
The Americas, Preston and Lumpkin rail
goad has deeded 3DO acres of land in Dooly
county to the Georgia, Southern and Florida
•railroad. This land is located where the
jtwo roails cross, and will he under the con
trol of a board of trustees, composed of two
from each of the roads named. It will be
laid out in streets and lots for the purpose
of building up a town at that place.
H. P. Holston, deputy sheriff of Edgefield
•county, S. C., arrived at Augusta, Wi-djnes
•day, with a negro named Charles Asbell,
whom he captured in Port Royal. Astiell
’is charged with attempting to commit a
rape upon the person of a young white girl
in Edgefield, some weeks ago. He was re
turned to Edgefield Wednesday night, where
'there is a strong probability of his being
John Davis, a colored man, who belonged
to ex-President Jefferson Davis, was at
Dublin Monday. John was left on the plan
tation ol Mr. Brazil when Mr. Darts w#s
passing through Laurens county, just befofa
he was captured by the Federal troops in
Irwin county. He speaks feelingly of the
ex-President, and says that he intends to
go to the State Fair and meet him. John
-now lives on Mrs. Wayne’s plantation, near
Laurens Hill, makes plenty, lives well, and
is regarded as an honest upright man.
Mr. Walker, Woolfolk’s attorney, said
Wednesday: “I have eleven witnesses who
will give testimony to show that other par
ties, and not W oolfolk, committed the
wholesale murder.” Mr. Walker received a
letter Wednesday morning from a gentle
man living near Macon, who says he will
testify that he heard certain persons mak
ing threats to kill the Woolf oik family,
Woolfolk will be tried in the first week of
November, and his lawyer will not make a
motion for a change of venue, but will let a
Bibb county jury try him.
Thirteen years ago Thomas Htoricker, of
Burke county, got into a difficulty with a
•neighbor named Hewigchance, and finally
killed him. When the trial came on. after
a thorough investigation of the matter,
Storicker was sentenced to the penitentiary
for life. He continued in service at Lowe’s
camp, in Dodge county, until about five
years ago, when he Managed to escape.
Every possible effort. w# made to capture
him, but without success. After five years
of liberty, however, Storicker was captured
in Augusta Wednesday by Lieut. Hood.
A motion was made at Augusta Tuesday
by defendant’s counsel, for anew trial in
the case of Catherine Killian vs. the Augus
ta and Knoxville railroad, which was de
cided at the adjourned term of the Superior
Court last June by the plaintiff receiving a
verdict of $12,000. The motion was over
ruled An appeal will now be taken to the
Supreme Court. It has been tiled several
times, and if the Supreme Court refuses a
new trial, as seems prohable, the caso will
be Anally closed after having graced the
dockets as a cause celebre for eight years.
Floyd Smith, a yout>( man who came to
Georgia with the Ohio excursionists nearlv
two years ago, has purchased from Maj. M.
"Speer the Walters place near the Plains of
Dura. It is a splendid farm of 400 acres
and was sold for $5,000. Mr. Smith is an.
energetic and intelligent farmer and will
make this place blossom like a rose. When
he first came down here ho hired to a farmer
for six months in order to learn how he
would like the country and the Georgia
methods of cultivation. He than rented a
farm and induced his father and family to
come down anil try it. He was so well
£ leased with the country aud the p:>ople that
e has now purchased a farm and will live
here. He is satisfied that farming will pay
better in Southwest Georgia than In Ohio.
Rumors of labor strikes by numerous
trades and for various causes, have been
beard daily on the streets of Augusta of
late, but usually they were the outcome of
comer conversations and foolish remarks.
The union carpenters, however, made open
threats that thev would not work with non
union men, and Wednesday the matter came
to a focus. The employes in this branch of
business, with a well-known prominent lum
ber and contracting firm left the soveral en
terprises of the concern, and claim that no
attempt at return will he made until the
situation is changed. At other buildings
and establishments no trouble occurred, anil
work continued as usual. It was heard on
the streets, nevertheless, that the carpenters
proposed to make the cause a general one,
but those interested in the situation think
Saturday evening as Parker & Snider’s
butchers, of Amaricus, were about to kill a
beef, a pretty lively and exciting episode,
that was not fait down In the programme,
ensued A cow was standing complacently
chewing the end of sweet and latter roller,
lions, with eyes shut, no doubt thinking of
the gram pastures of her younger days,
when Watt McDonald, a dusky dsscen
dant of Ham, let a rope drop over her
boras. She was instantly awake, and not
liking the looks of the negro lowered her
head, presented a pair of sharp bores
Mid want for him The darken ut
tered a veil of terror and fled for the wagon
hitched in a corner of the lot. The cow,
smelling gore, determined to be the maker
thereof, and followed the negro with in
creasing pace. As he tutnbled into the
wagon she struck the wheel with her horns,
knocking out two spokes, springing the axle
and turning the wagon over, as the negro
‘lit over the fence. The horse went to kick
ing, and soon the wagon was in a bad shape.
Fred Lowe, the head butcher, ran up and
picked up the rope that was dragging from
the cow’s horns, turned her so that she fol
lowed him into the slaughter house, where
she was soon dispatched.
PalatHa has no dentist at present.
Dr. Oliver C'hamlieriaiu.of Crescent City,
died a day or two ago.
The building of the new oyster factory at
Apalachicola is going up rapidly.
The Bartow Brick Company has its new
machinery up and ready for work.
The new ojiera house talked of for Pa
latka seems to have fallen through before it
The amount of lumber shipped from Apa
lachicola during the month of August was
It is currently reported that another saw
mill will lie built at Apalachicola before
many moons roll by.
The work of roofing the Alcazar at St.
Augustine is aliout completed. The pool in
the Alcazar is in course of construction.
M. Holt was awarded the contract of fur
nishing 550,000 brick for the court house
which will be commenced soon at DeFu
lakeland is enthusiastic oil the subject of
cold storage, and $20,000 of the $52,000
necessary for establishing it is already sub
A pistol, lost by one of Ponce de Leon’s
men while in St. Augustine, was found a
few days since in the crack of an old house
in the old city.
Contractor Thompson recommenced work
on the new Summerlin College, at Bartow,
last Saturday, and the walls of the building
are rapidly ascending.
Last Saturday it was estimated that there
were 150 logmen in Apalachicola, nearly all
of whom took passage on the Hays for dif
ferent joints Along the river.
Thesailmaßerof the British bark William
Leavett, now in quarantine at Pensacola,
committed suicide by hanging himself Mon
day and was buried last night.
It is rumored on the streets of DoLand
that L. H. Eldridge, of Emporia, is con
templating the establishment of a Republi
can paper at DeLand. Mr. Eldridge already
owns two papers in that county.
The Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West
railroad received and forwarded the first
orange shipment of the season Tuesday.
It was from Putnam county, from the
grove of E. P. Riser, of San Mateo.
It is rumored that the Florida House, at
St. Augustine, will be torn down after the
coming season closes, and a magnificent
brick hotel erected on the lot. How this
building escaped the late conflagration is a
wonder to every one.
The friends of ex Marshal W. T. Hull, of
Bartow, recently presented him with a
beautiful medal, design of a Maltese cross,
with the inscription “Presented to W. T.
Hull, by his friends as a token of esteem.
Bartow, Fla., July 12, 1887.”
A scries of meetings has been arranged by
the temperance advocates of Orange countv,
at which Hon. J. G. Speer and others will
address the people upon the local option
question. On Sept. 14 the meeting will be
held in Orlando at the Opera House.
The McGill grocery store at Bartow was
closed by attachment last week. Mr. Mc-
Gill is very sick at his Kentucky home, and
is unable at present to attend to business,
but “Doe” Hankins, his business manager,
thinks all will be made straight in a few
ft lias been reported at Concord that two
gentlemen of Folkstown, Ga., had a disa
greement aliout a bale of cotton, and com
menced firing at each other with pistols,
and thut both were instantly killed. Hays
was the name of one of the men, but the
name of the other was not learned.
During the monthsof August thore were
eleven clearances of coastwise vessels from
Apalachicola. Tonnage, 4,578; number of
men, 91. There were two clearances
of fdreign vessels of 820 tons aud 18 men.
There was ope foreign entrance of 264 tons
and 8 men. There were lour coastwise en
trances, with a tonnage of 1,520, and 32
A law suit is pending at St. Augustine
between C. F. Hamblen and an Englishman
by the name of Davis over the price of a
barrel of Portland cement, which is about
$4 50. Both parties have attorneys em
ployed, and doubt less the price of several
barrels will be spent in the settlement.
Davis claims that he did not receive the
cement, and Mr. Hamblen’s clerks claim
that he did, hence the suit.
James Harden has recently purchased the
large saw, planing and grist mill from Dr.
K. P. Mull, situated at Mull’s Mills, and
Bartow, aud also about 200 000 feet of lino
pine lumber. There is said to be more
sawed lumber on the grounds at the planing
mills than has ever been in Bartow at anv
one time since it became a town, but it is
I>eing rapidly hauled off and turned into
dwelling anil business houses.
Wallace Bruce, the poet, from Pough
keepsie, N. Y., has bought and is improving
aliout ton acres of laud in the suburbs of
DeFuniak, and is constructing several fish
ponds, using granite from South America.
He will put in a marble fountain and ter
race. He has interested a number of wealthy
New Yorkers in the enterprise, and will
make it one of the prettiest spots in the
State, as he intends to erect a number of
Swiss cottages on his property.
While on her up trip last week a very sin
gular attempt at escape by a negro pris
oner occurred on the Thronateeska. The
steamer was between Chattahoochee and
Fort Gaines, and the prisoner while stand
ing handcuffed in the engine room, made a
dive and attempted to pass through the
small opening in the side of the steamer,
but the machinery came down upon him,
almost crushing the life out of him. His
skull wus fractured, and his injuries may
Capt. J. N. Hooker, while on his recent
visit to Parker's Island, on the Kissimmee
river, succeeded in buying about 1,700 head
of cattle from Lewis H. Parker. He also
bought Parker’s Island, or a large portion
of it, as a range for the cattle. The island
is aliout seven miles long by three or four
wide, and is said to be one of the finest cat
tle ranges in the State. E. E. Skipper has
recently purchased 1,400 head of cattle from
Lewis H. Parker aud Capt. Hooker, and
will enter into the cattle raking business on
A’hnadstone,” taken from the stomach of a
deer, has been presented to ex-Gov. Walker,
of Tallahassee. The stone is oblotjg in
shape, being ail Inch and a half in length,
and of a grayish color. One end tapers to
a blunt point, while the other end is flat,
with an aperture, from which mav lie semi
that the stone is filled with a pithy sub
stance. This end is applied to the wound,
and its pithy centre is said to absorb the
poison. It is said the stone will adhere to
the wound as long a* there is a particle of
the virus in the system.
At Ht. Augustine a negro boy, about 18
yeai-s old, Presented an order a few days
signed by Mr. C. H. Cook. The money was
since to Ed. Sabin for seven dollars
and some cents, promptly jiaid
over. Moon after this the hoy ap
peared with another order, when Mr.
Habin sent for Mr. Cook and a policeman,
when Mr. Cook denied having given the
order. The boy was promptly arrests*!, and
had a hearing Iwforo Judge M R. Cooper,
and m default of bail was committed to the
county Jail to await tlie action of the Cir
A Urge number of rude shanties, owned
by colored people, ou the marsh of the Ma
rla Sanchez Creek, at Bt. Aug< st:ne, have
recently been condemned by act of th
Legislature fur the ute of the fit. Augustins
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1887.
water park, in which the Improvement
Company is largely interested. The com
pany offer to give all those who wish to
make the exchange one of the high and dry
lots in the Hernandez tract, anil will build
the parties a comfortable concrete house.
The tract is large enough for at least 200
cottages, and will form a little concrete
town by itself.
Pensacola Ad ranee- Gazette: The would
be sensational canard about a stranger be
ing robbed and drowned, by Jim Martin,
was known on the streets here Saturday to
have no foundation in fact. The stranger
in question hired the boat to take a sail on
Thursday evening, but went on board the
Washington Fire Company's excursion boat
and got a $5 gold piece changed, and paid
Martin $2 or $3. Martin made his boat fast
to the excursion boat’s barge, but left his
sails set, which caused the Isjat to capsize
and part her lino, when she drifted ashore,
where she was found. The stranger, his
boy, and Martin all came to the city, safe
and sound, except Jim, who was “out a
boat” and “in a good deal of whisky”—sim
ply this and nothing more.
Monday Philip Dzialynski and S. N.
Weeks ei,tered the office of Col. Frank
Clark, at Bartow, and Mr. Dzialynski in
formed Mr. Clark that he had been selected
by the citizens of Fort Meade and vicinity
to present him, as a token of their high
appreciation of his noble, unselfish and
untiring labors in aiding them to drive out
whisky from their town and vicinity, the
gift before him. He then prasetitill to
Col. Clarke, in the name of the good citi
zens of Fort Meade and vicinity, the follow--
ing articles: One laige silver cast Jr, one
silver butter-dish, one silver butter-knife,
one set of silver knives and forks. Col.
Clark, in a few modest but appropriate re
marks, acknowledged the liberality of the
citizens of Fort Meade and vicinity, and
said he appreciated the spirit in which it
was given, aud modestly asserted that the
gift wns a complete surprise to him. as he
did not think he hail done more tnan he
should have done, or that any other honest
worker in the cause would have done under
the same circumstances.
At Apalachicola on last Monday the
Board of County Commissioners were in
session for the purpose of taking action in
the recent local option election. Judge H.
C. Hicks, having been employed by the
“wet” men to arge their cause, proceeded to
do so. He made the following points, viz:
1. That the inspectors, three in number,
were appointed by the bystanders viva
voce, when, in fact, the inspectors appoint
ed by the County Commissioners had not
refused to serve. 2. That no deputy regis
tration officer was appointed by the Clerk
in District No. 1 ; although District No. 1
is the district in which the Clerk re
sides. 3. Because no " duplicate re
turns had been made to the
County Judge. 4. Because the County
Commissioners were only a returning board,
without authority to canvass the vote in
the absence of the County Judge and other
other officers appointed by law. 5. Because
the returns from District No. 2 were depos
ited with the County Clerk and not with the
County Commissioners. 6. Because the re
turns from precinct No. 2 were not sealed
anil delivered in accordance with law.”
Ou the other hand the Prohibitionists claim
that the election was legal in every partic
ular, and they back up their opinions by
employing legal talent from abroad to rep
resent their cause before Judge Walker.
They have- forwarded the necessary jiapers.
THE JUJUBE TREE.
A Valuable Shrub Bush that Flourishes
in Georgia's Benign Soil.
From fhe Sandersville (Ga.) Progress.
The following esteemed letter was received
by the Progress on last Friday, accompany
ing a small box of the fruit alluded to, and
which is still on our table for public inspec
Warthkn, Ga.. Sept. 2, 1887.— Editors Middle
Gents I send you by to-day’s mail some of
the fruit of the jujube tree. From this fruit
the confection known of jujube paste is pre
pared. White, in “Gardening for the South,”
lias this to say of the jujube plum—Ziziwihus
"This lias been cultivated at Augusta, Ga., by
Mr Change and hv Mr. Chisholm, of Beaufort,
S. C. It is a small tree or thorny shrub, from
the south of France, hearing an oval, reddish
plum, about the size of an olive and enclosing
an oblong stone pointed at both ends. It is of a
sweet, clammy taste, from which the “jujube
paste” is made. It is served up at the table in
Italy and bpniu during winter ah a dry sweet
meat. The tree is grown in hedge rows about
Genoa and Nice. Seeds have been sent out
from the Patent Office. They would probably
require about the same culture as the pome
The tree I have is about six vears old and the
second year in bearing. The fruit falls readily
when ripe. Chickens are quite fond of it, and
all the fruit-eating birds depredate upon it. It
has withstood the winters here in an exposed
condition—not being in the least affected. Some
people do not like the flavor at first, but like
many exotic fruits the taste may be acquired
I am very fond of it. The trees may be ob
tained from Berekuiau, of Fruitlanil Nursery
Augusta, Ga. M. Wart-ben.
About four years ago our junior discov
ered a clump of this thorny shrub in full
bearing, on the old Z. H. Roughton home
stead, in the southern portion of our city,
and through the courtesy of the familv was
allowed to transplant one of them. At the
time of their discovery we did not know
the name of the fruit, but upon search in
horticultural works found the description
of the jujube to fit exactly the shrub
found. Subsequent investigation devel
ojied the fact that tho tree was originally
grown here by the late Dr. James R.
Smith, on the premises now owned by Dr.
T. M. Harris from seed sent out by the
Patent Office, and the bunch on the Rough
ton place had grown a small switch pro
cured by Mr. It. C. Roughton. when a boy,
from Dr. Smith. Passing Dr. Harris’ place
a few days ago, now occupied by Mr. Q.
Richards, we noticed that the growth of
young shrubs has spread over a greater por
tion of the old vegetable garden. The tree
Is also to be found n the premises of Miss
M. W. Perry and B. \V. McKinnon. The
shrub is quite ornamental, and its tiny
white blossoms almost rival the tea olive in
To Counterfeit is Death.
Prom the Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer-Sun.
We were shown yesterday by Mr. John
Braziel, clerk of the Rankin House, an old
three pence note of revolutionary days. It
has been in the possession of Mr. Broziel’s
family for generations. One of his ances
tors fought, bled and died during that try
ing time, and ou his body, among other ef
fects, was found the note, which then
could purchase a gallon of liquor, a pound
of tobacco, half a nigger, and small assort
ments of almost any tiling else, except tea,
of which our forefathers appeared to be
particularly fond, as a tax on that beverage
which cheers, but does not inebriate, pre
cipituted the struggle.
It is printed on coarse linen paper, and
oil the reverse side appears these words:
“112008 Throe Pence. Thif Bill fhall pan
current Three Pence, according to an Act
of General Affembly of the Common
wealth of Peiinfylvaiiia puffed the Twen
tieth Day of March, in the Year One Thou
fand and’Seven Hundred andSeventy-l'even.
Dated the Tenth Day of April, A. I). 1777’
Three Pence. C. Davit, C."
Following is its exact size and fac-sitqile
of its face:
To Counterfeit is DEATH.
tO 11 N DUNLAP.
THE MUBICAL WONDER.
A Georgia Man Tells of His First Meet
ing With Blind Tom.
Prom the Augusta .Vet cs.
Since the recent action of the courts in
taking Blind Tom from the custody of Mr.
Bethune, his former life-long friend, man
ager and protector, has brought him so
prominently before the public in the news
papers, a few facts concerning his child
hood, by one who knew him then, may not
prove uninteresting. He was born near the
city of Columbus, in Muscogee county,
Georgia, of slave parents, the property of
Gen. Janies N. Bethune, at that time editor
and proprietor of a newspaper called the
Corner Stone, but in exactly what year I
do not know, as he was some 6 or 8 years,
or it may be a little older, when I first met
him, in 1855.
My first meeting with him was in this
wise: I had just married a lew months pre
viously, and one of (Ten. Bothune’s daughters
had been one of our bridesmaids. On our
return from a Northern tour we were in
vited to dine at Gen. Bethune’s. During
the day music was proposed and upon the
piano and flute my wife and I played a tune
which we had heard for the first time at one
of the theatres in Philadelphia. At the
first sound of the music Tom came rushing
into the parlor in a single garment, so com
mon among the little negroes in the South,
and while the music was going on he fell
down upon the floor, rolled over, turned
somersaults, clapped his hands, groaned,
and went through divers motions, really
more as if he were ir. pain than experienc
ing emotions of pleasure. As soon, how
ever. as the last note was played, he sprang
up, rushed to mv wife, and, pushing at her,
cried out, eagerly:
“Miss Fannie—he knew her well —please
get away; I wants ter play dat tune.”
Aud jumping upon the piano stool he
plaved it off perfectly, although I know he
had never heard it until that moment, for it
hail only recently been published and had not
yet come South. To test him, then others
played tunes he had never heard, and he
would immediately play them off with both
hands, just as he had heard them. He seems
to have loved all sounds, whether musical or
harsh. He loved to do the churning for the
family, just to bear the monotonous sound
of the dasher in the cream. He has even
been known to pinch and otherwise tease
babies, just to hear them cry.
One habit of his seems to savor a good deal
of romance, yet it is true. Being blind he
would stray a way from home, listening to
the songs of birds as they flitted from tree
to tree till he would get lost in the woods,
unable to find his way back. Upon such oc
casions the most practicable way to find
him would be for Mr. John Bethune—
his first manager—to go out in the woods
anil play his flute, when Tom would hear
it, come to the sound and thus get back
Although idiotic,he was, even at that early
ago, endowed with a wonderful memory.
After spending the day at GeD. Bethune’s,
as related above, it was over six years be
fore I saw him again. The war was going
on, and one day, on taking a train, I unex
pectedly found Mr. John Bethune with Tom
on the train. I addressed Mr. Bethune and
then Tom, not dreaming that he would rec
ognize me, when, to my infinite surprise, he
“How d’ye, Mr. Sharp; how’s Miss Fan
To which I said: “Why, Tom, how do you
know me so well?”
He replied: “Oh, I knows you, en
Miss Fannie, too; don’t you know when
you was at our house aud played dis tune?”
and he whistled the very tune mentioned
On that trip I discovered how the
absence of sight had rendered all
his other senses more acute, for
as we dashed along at perhaps
thirty miles an hour he could always tell
whether we were passing woods or ojien
fields, houses, cuts, embankments, bridges
or almost anything else. I remember we
entered a small villago on the railroad
when I asked Tom what was outside,
to which he promptly replied: “A heap of
There was always a warm friendship be
tween Tom and the whole Bethune family,
and it is an injustice to take Tom from their
custody, for he was better off with them
than he will ever lie with any one else. They
reared him from his infancy, and unless he
has changed—which it seems not, from the
pajiers—he prefers to remain with Mr. Bo
A COUNTY-LINE DANCE.
The Early Settlers of Four Creeks
Have a Shindig Match.
Prom the Monroe (Gc.) News.
Near the line between Walton and Gwin
nett counties there are four creeks close to
gether—Big creek and Little creek, Gum
creek and Cornish.
When that part of the country was first
settled thore was in everything great rivalry
between the settlers living on these differ
ent creeks. Especially did they vie with
each other in ail manly sports and in the
beauty and sprightliness of their maidens.
They danced a great deal around the
creeks and such a distinctive pastime did it
become, and such great pride did the young
people take in cutting a nice pigeon-wing
and knocking the backstop, nothing would
do but a grand dancing contest. So the
buxom lasses and stalwart young swains of
Big and Little creeks, Gum creek and Corn
ish went to dance it out.
An immense fiat rock, on neutral ground
was selected, and the dancers made ready
for the fun It was a mighty conclave, a
giant tussle, a wool-pulling, so to speak, for
the supremacy. A day didn’t settle it; a
night didn’t settle it, and with a wild hap
piness mid abandon the youths and maidens
continued to “swing on the corner” until
many suns and moons had gone down on the
never ending dance.
Old Jack Beusely was chief musician, and
a jollier white man never drew breath.
Mingo, a colored man, played second fiddle.
Jack Boa.selv would open tho sets invariably
with “Big crik and Little crik form on the
right; Gum crik and Cornish ou the left.
Gentlemen, bear light on the ladies’ hands
and set to yer pardner.” Then after this
delivery, with a mighty sweep of his bow
and set to from the partners, the music and
tho frolic would commence.
The wildest enthusiasm prevailed. Men
and women danced out their shoes and then
went it barefoot.
Eye-witnesses tell it that after it was all
over they raked up half a bushel of toe
nails ut tne great dancing match between
Little and Big creeks, Gum creek and
KxSenator Kerry, of Michigan, who failed
In 1882 fur $1,500,1*10. has since worked bard nnd
paid off $1,200,000 of Ills debts.
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OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY
New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
PASSAGE TO NEW YORK.
CABIN S2O 00
EXCURSION 33 00
STEERAGE 10 00
PASSAGE TO BOSTON.
CABIN... S3O 00
EXCURSION 33 00
STEERAGE 10 00
PASSAGE TO PHILADELPHIA.
(via New York).
CABIN $32 50
EXCURSION 36 00
STEERAGE 12 50
magnificent steamships of these lines
are appointed to sail as follows- standard
TO NEW YORK.
NACOOCHKE. Capt. V. Kempton, FRIDAY.
Sept. 9, at 9:30 a. m.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, Capt. F. Smith, MON
DAY, Sept. 12, at 1 p. u.
TALLAHASSEE. Capt. W. H. Fisher, FRI
DAY, Sept. 16. at 4 p. m.
CHATTAHOOCHEE. Cant. H C. Daggett.
MONDAY, Sept. 19, at 7:00 a. si.
CITY OF MACON, Capt. H. C. Lewis, THURS
DAY', Sept. 15. at 4:00 p. m.
GATE CITY, Capt. E. R. Taylor, THURSDAY,
Sept. 23, at m.
[for freight o.vly, |
DESSOUG, Capt. N. F. Howes, SATURDAY,
Sept. 10, at 11 a. m
JUNIATA. Capt. S. L. Awing, SATURDAY,
Sept. 17. at 5:30 p. m.
Through bills of lading given to Eastern and
Northwestern points and to ports of the United
Kingdom and the Continent
For freight or passage apply to
C. G. ANDERSON, Agent,
City Exchange Building.
Merchants’ and Miners’ Transportation Com’y.
CABIN sl3 50
■■wiro cabin .. .............. ,u<w
THE STEAMSHIPS of this Company are ap
pointed to sail from Savannah for Balti
more as follows—city time:
WM. CRANE. Capt. Billups, SATURDAY,
Sept. 10, at 12:30 p. M.
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, THURSDAY,
Sept. 15, at 5 p. m.
WM CRANE, Capt. Billups, TUESDAY, Sept
20, at 9 a. M.
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Show, MONDAY,
Sept. 26, at 3 p. m.
And from Baltimore on the days above named
at 3 p. m.
Through bills lading given to all points West,
all the manufacturing towns in New England,
and to ports of the United Kingdom and the
JAS. B. WEST & CO.. Agents,
114 Bay street.
3K A IBL AN U 14 O U TB.
STEAMER DAVID CLARK,
Capt. M. P. USINA,
XV r lI.L LEAVE Savannah from wharf foot of
Lincoln street for DOBOY. DARIEN,
BRUNSWK 'K and FERNANDINA, every TUBS
DAY and FRIDAY at 6 p m., citv time, con
necting at Savannah with New York. Phiiadel
phia. Boston and Baltimore steamers, at Fer
nandina with rail for Jacksonville and all points
in Florida, and at Brunswick with steamer for
No freight received after 5 p. it. on days of
Freight not signed for 21 hours after arrival
will be at risk of consignee.
Tickets on wharf and boat.
C WILLIAMS. Agent.
SEMI-WEEKLY LINE FOR COHEN’S BLUFF
AND WAY LANDINGS.
THE steamer ETHEL. Capt. W. T. Gibson. will
leave for above MONDAYS and THURS
DAYS at 6 o’clock p. m. Returning arrive
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 8 o'clock
p. a. For information, etc., apply to
W. T. GIBSON, Manager.
Wharf foot of Drayton street.
For Augusta and Way Landings.
Capt. J. S. BEVILL,
AIT ILL leavo EVERY WEDNESDAY at in
It o'clock a. m. (city time) for Augusta and
All freights payable by shippers.
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
Tuinpu, Key West, Havana.
Lv Tampa Monday and Thursday 9:30 p. m.
Ar Key Went Tuesday atid Friday I p. m.
Ar Havana Wednesday and Saturday 6 a. m.
Lv Havana Wednesday and Saturday noon.
Lv Key West Wednesday and Saturday 10 p.m.
Ar Tampa Thursday and Sunday 8 p. m.
Connecting at Tampa with west India Fast
Train to and from Non hern and Eastern cities
For stateroom accommodations apply to City
Ticket Office 8., F. * W. ll y, Jacksonville, or
Agent Plant Steamship Line, Tampa.
C. D. OWENS. Traffic Manager.
H 8. HAINES. General Manager.
May 1, 1887.
Buist’s Reliable Cabbage and Turnip
JUST RECEIVED FRESH AT
Compagnie Generate Transatlantique
—French Line to Havre.
BETWEEN New York aisi Havre, from pier
No. 43. N. R.. foot of Morton street. Trav
elers by this line avoid both i.-ansit by English
railway and the discomfort of crossing the
Channel in a small boat. Special train leaving
the Company's dock at Ha vie direct for Paris
on arrival of steamers. Baggage checked at
New York through to Paris.
LA NORMANDIE. de Kersabjec, SATUR
DAY, September 10. 10 a. m.
LA BOURGOGNE, Fraxgeul, SATURDAY',
September 17, 5 a. m.
LA CHAMPAGNE, Tram, SATURDAY, Sep
tember 24, 11 A. M.
PRICE OF PASSAGE (including wind:
TO HAVRE—Firs) Cabin. Winter rate SlOOand
S3O; Second Cabin, S6O; Steerage from New York
to Havre, $25; Steerage from New York to Paris,
S3B 30; including wine, bedding and utensils.
LOUIS DE BEBIAN, Agent, 3 Bowliug Green,
foot of Broadway, New York.
Or J. C. SHAW, Esq., 30 Bull street, Messrs.
WILDER & CO.. 126 Bay street, Savannah
East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia R. R.
The Quickest and Shortest Line
Savannah & Atlanta.
Commencing July 24. ihst, the following
Schedule will be in effect:
LvSavannah 7:o6am I:3opm 7:35pm
Ar Jesup B:42am 3:20 pm 9:55 pm
Lv Jesup 3:85 p m 3:30 a m
Ar Brunswick 5:35 pm 6:00 am
Lv Jesup 8:50 am 11:07 p m
Ar Eastman 12:12 pm 2:00 am
Ar Cochran 13:53 pm 2:37 am
ArHawkinsville. 2:00 pm 11; 15 a m
Lv Hawkinsville 10:05 a m 11:15 am
Ar Macon 2:20 pm 3:55 am
Lv Macon 2:25 pm .... .... 4:ooam
Ar Atlanta 5:45 b 111 7:20 a m
Lv Atlanta 6:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:35 am
Ar Rome 9:00. pm 4:10 pm 10:40 am
Ar Dalton 10:32 p m 5:30 p m 12:00 n n
Ar Chattanooga 7:00 om 1:35 pm
Lv Chattanooga. . 9:30 am 10:00 pm
Ar Knoxville I:sopm 2:ooam
Ar Bristol 7:85 p m 6:20 am
Ar Roanoke 2:15 am 12:45 pm
Ar Natural Bridge. 3:54 am 2:29 pm
Ar Waynesboro ... 6:20 am 4:20 pm
At Luray 7:soam 6:43pm
Ar Shenando’ J'n.. 10:53 a m 9:35 pm
Ar Hagerstown... .11:55 p m 10:30 pin
Ar Harrisburg 3:30 pm 1:20 am
Ar Philadelphia— 6:50 pm 4:45 am
Ar New York 9:35 pm 7:00 am
Lv Hagerstown 12:50noon
Ar Baltimore 3:45 pm
Ar Philadelphia... 7:49 pm
Ar New York 10:35 pm
Lv Roanoke 2:20 am 12:80 n00n"... .”
Ar Lynchburg 4:30 am 2:45 pm
Ar Washington 12:00noon 9:40 pm
Arßaltimore 1:27 p m 11:85 p m
Ar Philadelphia... 3:47pm 3:ooam
Ar New York. ... 6:20 p m 6:20 am
Lv Lynchburg 6:16 a m 3:05 p m .... ...
Ar Burkville 9:20 ain 5:27 pm
Ar Petersburg 11:10am 7:lspm ..
Ar Norfolk 2:25 p m 10:00 p in
Via Memphis and Charleston R. R.
Lv Chattanooga. . 9:25 a m f:lopm
Ar Memphis 9:15 pm 6:10 am
Ar Little Rook 7:10 am 12:55 pm
Via K. C, F. S. and G. R. R.
Lv Memphis 10:30 am
Arkansas City 7:40 am
Via Cin. So. R’v.
Lv Chattanooga... 8:40 a m 7 :10 pm
Ar. Louisville 6:45 pm 6:30 ain
Ar Cincinnati 7:00 pm 6:50 am
Ar Chicago 6:50 am 0:50 pm
Ar St. Louis 7:45am 6:4opm
Train leaving Savannah 7:35 pm, arriving at
Chattanooga 1 :.V> p ni, makes close connection
with N. C. A S. L. for Sewanee, Monteagie,
Nashville, St. Louis and Chicago.
Train leaving Savannah at 7:06 a in. Macon at
2:25jn m and Atlanta at 6:00 pm is fast train for
the East, and goes directly via Cleveland, car
rying through sleeper to Knoxville, making
close connection at Cleveland with train leaving
Chattanooga at 10:00 p m.
Pullman sleepers leave as follows: Savannah at
7:35 pm for Macon and Atlanta, Atlanta at 6:00 p
m for Knoxville. Rome at 4:10 p m for Washing
ton via Lynchburg; Chattanooga at 10:0" p m
for Washington via Lynchburg; also one for
New Y’ork via Shenandoah Valley, and at 9:30
a m for Washington via Lynchburg; Chatta
nooga at 7:10 p m for Little Rock; Brunswick at
8:30 p m for Atlanta; Jacksonville at 7 p. m. for
B. W. WRENN, G. P. & T. A.,
I- J. ELLIS, A. G. P. A.. Atlanta.
SAVANNAH AND TYBKK RAHWAY
Commencing Saturday. July io, iBB7, the
following schedule will be in effect:
No. 3. No. 1. No. 5. No. 7.*
nahlo:3o am 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 9:50 pm
Ar.Ty bee. 11:45 am 4:lspm 7:00 p m 11:05 pm
No. 2. No. 4. No. 6. No. B.*
Lv.Tybee. 7:00 am 4:ospm 9:lspm 8:00pin
nah B:lsam 5:20 pm 10:25 pm 9:lopm
‘Trains 7 and 8 Sundays only.
All trains leave Savannah from Savannah and
Tybee depot, in S., F. and W. yard, east of pas
senger depot. Leave Tybee from Ocean House.
Band plays at Tybee Tuesdays. Thursdays arid
Sundays, leaving Savannah on the 3 p. u. train,
leaving Tybee on last train.
Tickets on sale at depot ticket office, and at
Fernandes's Cigar Store, corner Bull and
Broughton streets. C. O. HAINES, Supt.
Savannah, July 15, 1887.
SUBI KHAN RAILWAY.
City and Suburban Railway,
Savannah, Ga., August 23. 1887.
ON and after WEDNESDAY, August 24, the
following schedule will be run on the Out
LEAVE ARRIVE LEAVE ISLE LEAVE
CITY. | CITY. I OP HOPE. ' KONTOOkEKY
*6:06 6:42 6:20 ~ ~
10:25 8:40 8:15 'lm"
•*3:25 2:00 1:30 l ; oo
t7:00 6:25 6:00 6 SO
There will be no early train from Isle of Hope
on Sunday morning.
*For Montgomery only. Passengers for Isle
of Hope go via Montgomery without extra
charge. This train affords parents a cheap ex
cursion before breakfast tor young children
••This 3:25 p. m. train last out of city Sunday
tOn Saturdays this train leaves city at, 7:30
*• M J. H. JOHN'STON.
MERCHANTS, manufacturers, mechanics,
cmporaiions. A,,,! all
*,„| Limit Isclis can
hswetbeirorders promolly ftlled, at moderate
Savannah, Oa.. Aug. 28, 1887.
(A 5 and after this date Passenger Trains will
' 7 run daily unless marked t, which are daily
except Sunday. ’
• "0“' star|[ lani time, by which these trains run.
is 86 nunutes slower than Savannah city time:
, _ No. 1. NcU No. 5. No. 7. ~
Lv Savannah .7:10 am 8:20 pm 1:10 pm 5:40 nm
Ar Mi Hen 9:40 am 11:03 pm 6:i6 pm 8:45 nm
Ar Augusta, t,: Ki pm s a m 9:£o pm .
Ar Macon I:4opm 3:2oam . ...
Ar Atlanta . .5:40 pm 7:15 am ..
Ar Columbus .9:30 pm 2:45 pm *
Ar Montg’ry. .7:25 am 7:12 pm *
Ar Eufaula . . .4:33 ain 4:02 om
Ar Albany-. 11 :03pm 2:45pm
Train No. 9+ leaves Savannah 2:00 p in • ar
rives Guyton 2:55 p. m. ”
Passengers for Sylvania, Wrighteville, Mil
traf eVIUS anrt Eatooton should take 7:10 a. m.
Passengers for Thomastnn, Carrollton, Perrv
Port Gaines, Talbotton, Buena Vista, Blakely
and Clayton should take the 8:20 p. m. train. J
No. 2. No. 4. N0.~67~N0.ir
Lv Augusta. 9:30 mn 10:f0 pm 6:00 am
Lv Macon... 10:35am 11:00pm
Lv Atlanta.. 6:50 am 7:15 pm
LvColumbus 11:00 pm 12:45 pm .
LvMontg'ry. 7:25pm 7:4oam .’
Lv Eufaula. .10:15 pm 10:49 am .
Lv Albany.. 4:soam 11:65am " *
Lv Millen. .. 2:28 pm 3:20 am 8:15 am 5:90 am
Lv Guyton . 4:08 pm 5:05 am 9:40 am 6:58 am
Ar Savaiinan 5:00 pm 6:15 am 10:30 am 8:00 am
Train No. 10+leaves Guyton 3:10 p. m.farrivet
Savannah -1:25 p. in.
Sleeping cars on all night trains between Sa
vannah. Augusta, Macon and Atlanta, also Ma
con and Columbus.
Train No. 8, leaving Savannah at 8:20 p. m
will stop regularly at Guyton, but at no other
point to put off passengers between Savannah
Train No. 4 will stop on signal at stations be
tween Millen and Savannah to take on passen
gers for Savannah.
Train No. 5 will stop on signal at stations be
tween Savannah and Millen to take on passen
gers for Augusta or points on Augusta branch.
Train No. 6 will stop between Millen and Sa
vannah to put off passengers from Augusta and
points on Augusta branch.
Connections at Savannah with Savannah
Florida and Western Railway for all points in
Tickets for all points and sleeping car berths
on sale at City Office, No. 20 Bull street, and
De]sit Office 30 nunutes before departure ot
J. ('. SHAW. G. A. WHITEHEAD,
Ticket Agent. Geu. Pass. Agent.
Savannah, Florida & Wesfern Railway.
[All trains on this road are run by Central
Time card in effect june is, iss7
Passenger trains on this road will run daily
WEST INDIA FAST MAIL.
’V'ofi DOWI S'' _ RE An UP.
a m Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 p m
12:30pm Lv Jacksonville Lv 7:ooam
o',t! p m V T Banfwtl Lv I:lsam
9:00 pm Ar Tampa Lv 8:00 pm
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE
BS&rtt "-IWVOT..L, IK S
iw „ ' a L f oat.. noon
nillman buffet cars to and from New York
NEW ORLEANS EXPRESS.
7:o6am Lv Savannah Ar 7:sßpm
8:42 am Lv Jesup Ar 6:16 pm
9.50 am Ar Waycross.. _ I.v 5:05 p m
11:26 ain Ar Callahan Lv 2:47 p m
12:00 noonAr Jacksonville Lv 2:05 p m
J' :00 a m Lv. Jacksonville Ar 7:45 p m
V v Waycross..... Ar~ 4:40~n m
P m Valdosta Lv 2:sopm
1 :34 pm Lv Quitman Lv 2:28 n m
I:22pm Ar Thoniasville... Lv I:4spm
3:35 p m Ar Bainbridge Lv 11:25 a in
4 ;? 4 ,P ni 4 r Chattahoochee. Lv 11:80 am
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonville
and New \ork, to and from Waycrosa and New
Orleans via Pensacola.
EAST FLORIDA EXPRESS.
L*! p m Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 n m
Lv Jesup Lv 10:32am
4:40 pm Ar Waycross Lv 9:28 a m
7:4-5 pm Ar Jacksonville Lv 7:ooam
4:lspm Lv. . Jacksonville Ar 9:45am
7:2opm Lv Waycross. ..~Ar~6:3sam
jK.3lp in Ar Dupont Lv s:3oam
3:gipin Lv Lake City Ar 10:45 a m
3:45 pm Lv Gainesville.. Ar 10:80 ara
6:0.5 pm Lv.__.Live Oak Ar 7:loam
8:40 p m Lv Dupont... . 77Ar~5S ani
10.55 pm Ar Thomasville Lv 3:25 a m
am Ar Albany Lv 1:25 am
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonville
and St. Louis via ThomasviUe, Albany, Mont
gomery and Nashville.
, £** p 1,1 D v Savannah Ar 6:10a ra
10:05pm Lv Jesup Lv 3:lsam
1 2|S am 4 r -Atlanta Lv 7:ospm
l*'4o a m Ar Waycross Lv 12:10 a m
am Ar Jacksonville Lv~9:00 p m
9:00 p m Lv Jacksonville Ar 5:30 a m
L> am Lv Waycross Ar 11:80pro
2:30a 111 Ar.. Dupont Lv 10:05p ra
m Ar Live Oak Lv liTSpTui
10:89 am Ar Gainesville Lv 3:45 p m
10:46 am Ar Lake City Lv .3:26 pm
2:55 a m Lv Dupont Ar 9:86 p m
b:Boam Ar ThomasviUe Lv 7:oopm
11:40a ni Ar Albany Lv 4:oopm
btops at ail regular stations. Pullman
sleeping cars to and from Jacksonville and Sa
vannaa and to and from Savannah and Atlauta
®osaniLv Waycross Ar 7:ooput
10:*5 a ni Ar .Thomasville Lv 2:15 p m
Stops at all regular aud rtag stations.
3:45 trn Lv Savannah Ar P:3O ara
t>:lop mAr Jesup . Lv 5:25 aia
btops at all regular and flag stations.
At Savannah for Charleston at 6:45 am, (if
rivo Augusta via Yemassee at 12:30 pro), 12 26
pm and_B:2Bpm; for Augusta nud Atlanta at
i :00 am, 5:15 p m and 8:20 p ill: wit h sleamshipa
feir New York Sunday, Tuesday and Friday; for
Boston Thursday: for Baltimore every fifth da v.
At J LSUP for Brunswick at 3:30 a m and 8:36
pm; for Macon and Atlanta 10:30 a m and 11:07
At W A YCROSB for Brunswick at 10:00a man!
6:06 p m.
At CALLAHAN for Fernnndina at 2:47 pm;
for Waldo, Cedar Key. Ocala, etc ,at 11:27 am.
At LIVE OAK for Madison, Tallahassee, etc.,
at 10:58 a m and 7:30 p in.
At GAINESVILLE for Ocala, Tavares, Brook*-
vllle and Tampa at 10:55 a m.
At ALBANY for Atlanta, Macon, Montgoia
cry, Mobile, New Orleans, Nashville, etc.
At CHATTAHOOCHEE for Pensacola, Mobile,
New Orleans at 4:14 p m.
Tickets sold and sleeping car berths secured
at BREN'S Ticket Office, and at the Passenger
WM. p. HARDEE. Gen. Pass. Agent.
1! O. FLEMING Superintendent
Charleston & Savannah Railway Cos.
CONNECTIONS made at Savannah with So
> vanaah. Florida aud Western Railway
Trains leave und arrive at Savannah by stand
ard time i'.ioth meridian), which is 36 minutes
slower than city lime.
No. 14* 387 66* 78*
LvSav'h .12:26 p m 4:00 p m 6:45 a m 8:21 pra
Ar Augusta 12:30 pm
Ar Beaufort 6:03 pm 10:15 am
Ar P. Royal 6:10 p m 10:80 am
Ar Al'dale.. 7:40 ptn 8:1.6 p m 10:20 a m
Ar Cha ston 4.43 p m 9:20 p m 11:40 a m 1:25 a na
33* j 85* 27*
Lv Cha'Mton 7:10a m V.. 3:85 p m 4;00a m
Lv Augusta 12:35 pm
Lv ATdahv s:loam 3:07 pm
Lv P. Royal. 7:*>oam 2:00 pm
Lv Beaufort 7:12a m 2:15 pm
Ar Sav'h . 10:15a m 6:53 p m 6:41 ain
•Daily between Savannah and Charleston.
Train No. 78 makes no connection with Port
Royal and Augusta Hallway, and stops only at
Ridgeland. Green Pond ami Havnunl. Train 14
Mops only at Yemaasee ami Green Pond, and
coiinecta for Beaufort and Port Royal dally, and
fot Allendale daily, axi iy. Train* 8>
and 66 connect fioni and for Beaufort and Port
tor tickets, >■ looping car reservations and all
other information aptly lo WM BREN
bl.-cinl Ticket Aaent, eg Bull street, and at
l lmri-Mon and bavaunah railway ticket nfflo",
ai Savannah, Florida au I W'eateru Railway
dt I 01. C. 8. GADSDEN, Supt.