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TINEV THOMPSON MISSING
FOSSIBLY FOUL, PLAY BUT PROBA
BLY A SHORTAGE
Be Left the City Friday With $2,500
Ostensibly to Pay Off Mill Hands—
Nothine Heard of Him Since—Discrep
ancies in Bank Accounts Already
The sudden and unexplained atisenee of
Mr. Tinev B. Thompson, of the firm of J.
0 McDonough & Cos., lumber dealers, has
caused his friends and acquaintance a deal
of anxiety and worry, and has completely
prostrated his wife and mother. Mr.
Thompson was the managing partner of the
concern, and, besides his oftice work, was on
the road to a considerable extent. Last
Friday he told Mr. Delannoy, the
Chief clerk, that ha intended leaving
that evening to visit the company's mills at
Burrencyand Kingsville, and that he would
probably visit, Brunswick. He addl'd that,
be would return Tuesday morning in all
probability. He left on the evening train
on the Savannah, Florida and Western rail
kray. A friend saw him off, and stated
afterward that Mr. Thompson appeared all
right and was as cheery as ever. This was
the last seen of him. as far as can be learned.
Up to the present writing.
MR. M’DONOUGH RKCALI.ED.
As Mr. McDonough was in New York,
the work that Mr. Thompson had to see to
Was greater than usual, and his absence
also placed the force on double time, as it
Were. As the business at this time, on ac
count of the arrival of several vessels at
once, was pressing the force closely his re
turn was eagerly watched for. Not return
ing Tuesday they began to fear some dis
aster had befallen him, and as he did not
drive Wednesday, Mr. McDonough was
telegraphed the facts in the case. He at once
ptarted for this city and arrived yesterday
pioming. Meanwhile Mr. Delannoy had
telegraphed to the different mills to see if
Blr. Thompson had lieen at any of them,
ut no trace could be found of his where
abouts. He had not lieen at any of the
ini Ha nor at Brunswick, where he was ex
pected Sunday afternoon.
FOUL PI.AY SUSPECTED.
All this worried his friends and the com
pany’s employes, and when Mr. McDonough
returned he found them all greatly troubled.
There was no clue as to which way he went
pod a most thorough search could not bring
fco light any trace of the missing man. His
jfriends searched high and low for him and
left no stone unturned to unravel the myste
rious disappearance. There seemed no good
keason for nis sudden departure, and all
fbared foul play. Mr. Thompson had only
two hobbies, if such they <*uld hie
called, the drama and field spirts,
Neither of these could explain his absence.
A few days ago he purchased a fine hunting
dog and outfit, and some of his friends
think he is off enjoying a quiet hunt to
himself. Others say his head has troubled
him greatly the past year, and they fear his
flight was caused by temporary insanity.
Friday he consulted a physician regarding
his eye and head troubles which had dis
tressed him of late.
RUMORS SPRINO INTO LIFE.
He was told he must rest his eyesight hy
remaining in a darkened room a fortnight
Or so. He had heard of an Atlanta oculist,
Ur. Calhoun, and he told a gentleman the
early part of last week that he intended
going there to consult him.
The sudden disappearance of a gentleman
to prominently identified with one of the
largest interests of the city, soon created
rumors of all sorts. They increased in size
and degree, as they passed from mouth to
mouth, till at last they mounted to a very
sensational height, one rumor being that ne
was short in his accounts to so great an ex
tent as to seriously cripple the Arm of which
he was a member. -
Mr. McDonough was foupd last night in
bis private office working energetically on
a mass of papers spread on the desk before
him, and asked regarding Mr. Thompson’s
“I don't know the slightest thing regard
ing it,” he answered wearily, “and 1 haven't
any opinion whatever to offer. The hare
fact of Mr. Thompson's strange disappear
ance u known to me and that is all. I was
in New York and when I received the tele-
E announcing his unaccountable absence
nca returned and arrived this morning,
know as much about it as I do.”
“Are there any business troubles that
Uade him leave,” was asked.
“No, nothing that I know of. Since
coming home the books have been partially
Investigated, as would be naturally done,
but everything seems all right. The only
thing in bail shay is Mr. Thompson's own
[work. For the last fortnight it seems as if
that portion hud run itself, hs I find matters
greatly isnnplicated and entangled. Many
records seem to be missing, and I am trying
to straighten up matters, but it gives me
four times the work in-sides the trouble and
annoyance. It may lie lie found the work
getting behind and lost his head over it,
and feeling despondent suddenly left the
city, hardly conscious of what he was
THE RUMORED SHORTAGE.
“Has he suffered from these head troubles
“Yes,” replied Mr. McDonough, “very
often, and a* times they seemed to utterly
prostrate him. 1 recollect one uight about
six months ago, when we walked up town
together. Something happened 1 didn’t like
and as we stood talking by my gate. I spoke
very harshly to him. He seomed to collapse
at once and nearly fainted away, and was
ill several days afterward. He complained
of hi head t roubles and was afraid they
“How about the rumored shortage, Mi-.
“There’s nothing in it that I know of,”
sharply answered the gentleman. “We
found nothing out of the way, particularly,
in the books, and I cannot see how any
shortage could occur. I certainly don*t
know where he could have secured any large
amount of money. If any was taken it
-wasn’t more, probably, than he was en
titled to draw on his salary account. Wo
keep our deposits in two banks, and I have
ju*t been examining the bank books, but
they seem to be all right. No, I haven’t
made any further efforts te trai-e him. If
he’s gone for good, whv, he’s gone. If not,
he’ll turn up soon. There would be no use
to try to hunt him up.”
MRS. THOMPSON PROSTRATED.
Mr. McDonough further said Mr. Thomp
eon had risen to nis present position from a
boy in the yard, ana was u most energetic
young man, and well liked by all. When
aakM if Mr. Thompson had taken funds
along to pay the mill employee, he said no
The money for this purpose was always
■ent. hy express, as Mr. Thonqison’* time
was too valuable for such purposes.
A visit was made to Mr. Thompson's resi
dence, buUMrx. Thompson was prostrate)
by her husband's mysterious rate, and
could not be seen. A frienii, however,
wild that she didn't know anythingalxnit it.
He told her he was going to inspect tho
mills, and ns he was out very often she
thought nothing of It. Hite and ner mother
in-law- were greatly grieved over the matter
and were rendered quite ill by the excite
ment. and their distress of mind.
A BANK OFFICIAL’S STATEMENT.
Late last night a prominent official of one
of the banks with which McDonough & Cos.
did business gave some very important facts
regarding the cane from another standpoint.
He xaid hoth hunk accounts were gone over
carefully, and that a shortage was found In
each hilt only small onea, ooni|iaratively.
He further added thut Mr. McDonough said
that the shortage, if there is one, would not
•xoecd s2’>,oUi. Gut that at the present time
it wall impOMubie te make the statement
that Thompson had taken one dollar, save
the fU.SjUi which be took with him to pay
'•K the mill employ ml TU* was all he
could my anw
i Mr. Thompson was a very energetic young
■ man, was wall liked, and has a large ac
quaintance throughout the city. His friends
still maintain their apprehension of foul
play and say he would not have remained
away so long unless something of the kind
had happened. He had a happy home, a
i good business (xxsition. and there seemed not
! the slightest inducement for any ai t out of
the wav. Steps will he taken to-day by
some of his friends to oudeevor to trace his
course after leaving the city and to ascer
tain where he left the railroad.
TURN ABOUT 13 FAIR PLAY.
Mrs. Barnwell Takes a Part in the
Game of Making Affidavits.
Last week, it will lie rememlrered, Mrs.
Kate Barnwell, living at the corner of
West Broad and Indian streets, was brought
up liefore Justice Sheftall, on charges pre
ferred by Charles Bardett, a carpenter.
He made an affidavit to four charges, viz:
for keeping a gaming house, larceny,
breach of the peace and assault
and battery. Mrs. Barnwell gave Ixinds
for a hearing before the City Court,
and said she was innocent of the charges.
She then, the following Friday, made affi
davit charging Bardett with perjury, so she
says, and expected he would be arrested.
Her experience in the matter for the next
few days, according to her account, was ex
tremely unsatisfactory. At one time she
was told that the case was settled, and that
Bardett had paid the expenses attached to
the proceedings. She was soon after in
formed, however, that the case was not
■settled, and that Bardett had not been
arrested. Wednesday Bardett was ar
rested, however, and committed to jail. M.
.T. O'Connor represented her up to that day,
Mrs. Barnwell says, and advised her in all
the stejis she took. Wednesday, however,
h • ap.ieared for Bardett, which she thought
very queer, especially as she says she made a
bar gam with him to represent her for #lO
and paid him #5 tor drawing up a
bond at the beginning of the case.
Mrs. Barnwell makes some queer statement*
regarding her legal experience, and it is not
unlikely the Solicitor General will take
some action in the matter on his return.
Mr. Bardett was released on bond yester
A Negro Desperado Spotted by a Trio
of Young Amateurs.
Thomas Aiken (colored), the desperado
who so brutally beat and injured Tom
Burke, the express company driver, in Rey
nolds square Aug. 7, was arrested yesterday
afternoon by Offli-er Hanlev in Congress
street lane, in the rear of Herat's bakery.
The arrest was made through the shrewd
detective work of three young lads—Johnny
Mahoney and two of his companions. These
lads, were positive Aiken was the one
who did the beating, and for the last two
weeks have been shadowing him. They saw
him at a Port Royal excursion some time
ago, and to make sure one of the lads went
up to him, and scanning his features closely
asked for a match. The negro was displeased
at the close scrutiny of the-boy and roughly
ordered him off. The inspection satisfied
the trio of youthful detectives that he was
the man wanted, but they “laid low” for him.
Yesterday they saw him in the lane and
telephoned to the barracks at once for an
officer, and when he arrived pointed out the
man to him. When arrested Aiken pro
fessed his ignorance of what he was wanted
for, but finally admitted to the officer that
it was, he supposed, for a row he had had
the month previous.
THE ODD-FELLOWS VICTORIOUS.
The Queer Insurance Association
Beaten in the Courts.
The Cincinnati Enquirer, of Sept. 4, con
tains the following: “Mr. J. R. Miles, Grand
Master Odd-Fellow for this State, arrived in
this city jestonlay from Mount Gilead, Ohio.
His miss,on is an important one, and is of
interest to every Odd-Fellow in the United
.States He comes to investigate the Odd-
Fellows' National Benefit Association, a cor
poration which lias appeared in a rather bad
light throughout the country. It is organ
ized for the purpose of insuring the lives of
Odd Fellows. It has agents all over the coun
try organizing divisions. The conditions
upon which an Odd Fellow’s life is insured
are such that the only chance his heirs had
of deriving any benefit, from the associa
tion would lie if the member died from
being struck by lightning. The association
was sued bv twenty members of a tSuvan
nab (Ga.) lodge. The trial was heard be
fore 'Souire Bright and a jury on Wednes
day ana Thursday. After being out nearly
six hours a verdict was rendered in favor of
the plaintiffs. Mr. Miles has ordered a
transcript of the proceedings, and will in
vestigate the doings of the association."
This is the association that was exposed
in the Morning News in the latter part of
A meeting of the creditors of James H.
Hodges & Cos,, was held in the law office of
Chisholm & Erwin yesterday afternoon.
Mi - . W. R. Leak m represented Mr. Hodges.
A number of the creditors were present, and
at one time a friendly settlement seemed
S visible. But when it was ascertained that
essi's. J. S. Collins & Cos. hail issued and
Nerved nine garnishments, securing the
greater portion of the assets of the debtors,
the meeting was post]*mol till to-day.
The liabilities are about #2,000.
Elton A. Smith, Esq., arrived home yes
terday from his summer vacation.
Capt. H. M. C. Smith returned home yes
terday after a brief visit to Asheville, N. C.
Col. Grantham I. Taggart returned to the
city yesterday. Ho haa been spending the
Mr. Lester Hubbell leaves to-day by
steamer for New York. He will be absent
four or five weeks
The Misses Blun, daughters of Capt.
Henry Blun, leave for New York this morn
ing on the steamer Naeoochee.
Mr. John 11. Griffin, traveling paasenger
agent of the Evansville route, was in the
city yesterday. He paid a flying visit to
Isle of Hope.
Mrs. R. Webb has returned to the city
and tho weekly meetings of the Woman’s
Christian Temperance Union will bo re
Among the arrivals at the Screven House
yesterday were: H. Morgenthan, O. Pierre
Havens, Charles Fraser, New York; John
W. Keller, Paducah, Ky.; John S. Ernest,
Macon; B. P. Hollis, B.H. Hawkins, Anieri
cus; D. Barwald, W. S. Cowles, G. J. Burg
heim, Atlanta; William Donovan. Wadley;
R. B. Hillyard, Jacksonville; Joe B. Me-
At the Pulaski House were W. H. Brown,
Greenville. 8. C.; J. S. Tomas, J. B. Albert,
G. W. Wilson, Baltimore; J. H. Turner,
Atlanta; J. K. Motto, Charleston; 8. Van
Wyek, J. C. Dußois, Julian Dußois, New
York; Dr. O. W. Watkins, Sparta; J. M.
Enderson, London, Eng.; C. Hhanklin, Chi
cage; H. T. Pu main .Detroit; P. H. Devine,
Washington, 1). C.; E. FT Gould, Philadel
phia; Vv 8. Gage, Brunswick; A. Jones,
Washington, 1). ('.
At the Marshall House were E. J. Coch
ran, Girard; R. B. Hillyard, Jacksonville,
Flu.; J. W. Hudson, Boston; George R.
Vernon, New York; I). H. Paxton, Mrs. I>.
B. Paxton. Paxton; Asa la France, Elmira,
N. Y.; H. W. Harrison, C. B. Lloyd, Bruns
wick; John Williams, Thomas Jones, steam
ship Itftspruy; Thomas K|xittx, steamship
At tiie Harnett House were J. G. Chittey,
Halcyon!bile; W. S. Harper, Patterson,
John Ord, George R. Hill, Orasburgh, Vt.;
W. N Ni ii. WhTtoav ills; H. C. Hillis, Burke
county; Alfred Johnston, Mrs. R. H. John
sum, Cohen’s Bluff. S. C.; J. W. Morrison,
Columbia, Ain ; J. S. Allen, Gainesville,
Fls.; J. T. Alien, Stockton, Mrs. Biitch,
Eiien; Mrs. J. W, Bransn. Tumps M
hteinc, J. ft Sumer, Soarboro, John 1
Rountree, Mid villa; Hon. Q S. Rountree,
Rwain*boro, J. Dawson, Citra, Fla.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1887.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
Tiie members of the Cotton Exchange
will move up stairs, that is on the street
floor, next week.
Three arrests were made by the police
yesterday, one for gambling, another, a
woman, for drunkenness, and a third for
Mr. George P. Hodges has retired from
the management of the Marshall House and
Mr. Gus Paniels, formerly chief clerk, has
The plasterers at work on the new jail
did some very crooked “blocking off” on the
outside of the building. The contractor is
having the work done over.
Ten dollars was realized at the Mayor’s
donation party yesterday morning. James
Wilson (colored), for stealing some of
Frank Sawyer’s fine chickens, was held for
the City Court.
Mr. J. M. Case, for several years the
keeper of the Pulaski House in this city,
has been unfortunate in his hotel venture at
Saratoga, the Columbian having dosed un
expectedly last week.
The large amount of building and repair
ing now going on in this city has made a
great demand for mechanics in all branches
of the building trades. Good, steady men
can get the highest wages and pick their
The City and Subnrban railway' has sold
the locomotive Vernon to parties in West-
Held, Fin. It is a good engine, but too light
for the business of the road. Its wheels are
now being changed to suit the standard
The Savannah Street and Rural Resort
railway' is before Council with another
route. The route don’t appear to lie as de
sirable as that first asked for; that is, as far
as the convenience of the people is con
cerned. but it is probably the best the com
pany can get.
The Tybee railroad has sold one of its new
engines to the Lookout Mountain railroad,
Chattanooga. The engine was never used
for the reason that it is too heavy for the
road. It is expected that the other engine
will soon be disposed of. The company pro
poses to buy lighter engines.
The residence burned yesterday morning
on the White Bluff road belonged to Mr.
Jos. E. Loiseau and not to Dr. A. Best, as
stated. Several of Dr. Best’s friends drove
out to his place early in the morning to as
sist him, if possible, and they were greatly
relieved to find that the Ceport was erro
The Scriven county Hussars have ordered
sixty-four uniforms. Mr. P. G. Meara, of
this city, went to Halcy'ondale on Tuesday
and took the measures. The uniform is a
blue cavalry jacket and buff trimmings for
privates, and officers the same with gold
trimmings, hat regulation helmet. Capt.*J.
J. Brewer is commanding officer.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
The crossties for the Winter Park and Or
lando (Fla ) railroad are being placed along
the route ready for laying.
Roailmaster Walker, of the South Florida
railroad, has severed his connection with
that road, and L. W. Malsby has been ap
pointed in his stead.
The Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West
railway shops at Palatka, Fla., are again in
full operation, as w r ell as everything else on
this splendid line of roads.
Sylvania Telephone: The Sylvania rail
road is doing a fine business in carrying
freight and lumber now. It should nave
anew passenger coach by all means.
The troubles of the Orange Belt railroad,
Florida, have about ended, and work has
again started, and tracklaying will now go
ahead at the rate of throe mill* a day. All
attachments against the company have
been settled, and the work will be pushed to
completion, giving one more line from the
Gulf to the interior.
The first shipment of steel rails for the
Buena Vista and Ellaville railroad arrived
at Americas Wednesday morning, and it is
thought that tracklaying on that line will
begin about the first or next week. The
roadbed at that end is nearly completed
and but little work remains to be done
between there and laCrosse.
A small train left Griffin for McDonough
on the Georgia Midland on Tuesday after
noon, carrying President Grantland, Super
intendent Gray, Chief Engineer Greene,
Attorney Goetchius, Auditor Howard, J. M.
Mills, Col. F'rank Flynt and George Mooney.
The train made the trip in a short time and
was back before dark. The road is reported
to be in fine condition and ready for a
schedule to be put on. •
The engineers who are surveying a route
for the “South Bound railroad,” which is
projected from Columbia, S. 0., to Augusta,
have reached Brighton. 8. C , a small town
about five miles from the Savannah river.
It is the purpose of the projectors of the
road to have two routes surveyed. One of
them crosses the Savannah rivpr to a point
on the Georgia Central, in Effingham coun
ty, and the other reaches the Charleston
and Hnvannah railroad at Hardeeville, S.
C. An extension of the latter route haa
lieen suggested, viz: from Hardeeville to
Augusta, crossing the Savannah river near
President Drane, of the South Florida
and Georgia Air-Line, and also the Jackson
ville, Manatee and Gulf Railroad Com
panies, has called a meeting to be held in
Jacksonville at Hotel Togni on Sept. 21, at
8:110 a. m., standard time. The object of
the meeting is to hear a report from the
President as to what has been done since the
last meeting and a statement of the status
of the company, also that the stockholders
may confer as to final arrangements for
constructing and equipping the road us soon
as possible. The President assures the stock
holders that financial matters with the com
pany have a very favorable outlook.
Judge Dorsey, ot Atlanta, has been ap
pointed receiver for that portion of the
Rome and Decatur railroad lving within
the State of Georgia, and Mr. ft. Herxberg
has i>eon made receiver of the road for Ala
bama. In noticing the appoint
ment of receivers for the road the
Atlanta Constitution says: “It is
said that as soon as arrangements can be
made with the bondholders the money will
be forthcoming to finish building the road.”
President Printup does not, seem disturbed
about the matter, and says the road will
certainly be finished. He says there was no
fight made on the appointment of a receiver,
as was stated by the Constitution. All
were willing for this to be done, as it would
most speedily adjust the matter.
Darien will soon have a railroad. It
should have had one long ago. It has a fine
harbor, a river navigable ror hundreds of
in lies and busy, enterprising and well-to-do
citizens. Mclntosh county has given the
“Darien Short Line” the right of way along
the Cowhorn road, which is a public high
way sixteen miles in length. And it is
stated tint the railroad company has secured
the right of way over the tranirood, which
was formerly used in connection with Mil
ieu's mills. From this statement it will lie
seen for a very considerable part of the line
the cost of preparing the roadbed will be
quite small. In fact, outside of the tramroad
ami the public highway, only.twelve miles
have to be graded to make a continuous
roadlied, ready for the ties, from Darien to
Walthourville, on the Savannah, Florida
and Western railway. The charter under
which this road is lielng constructed per
mits the line to be extended to Millen. Ga.,
and to Dog Hummock, in Hapelo sound,
where there is twenty-five feet of water.
The Strauss Printing Go., Bay street, No.
410, has Ixxiii added to the telephone service.
Thirty Tons Pressure
is given to every cake of Colgate A Cos s ('ash
men- Homme! lot let snap. It wears away very
AnyiH i g needed for Men's wear at Rel
singer's, if Whitaker street.
SOLVING thl mystery.
ESTABLISHING THE IDENTITY OF
THE MURDERED WOMAN.
An Inquest Under the Trees-A Ghast
ly and Horrifying Sight—Testimony
That Tells Who She Is—On the Trail
of the Murderer—Negroe3 Give Hints
of Who He Is.
“Murder will out” is an old saw, but it
holds true in the present age as well as in
the time when it was younger, and the case
which was veiled in so much mystery yes
terday promises soon to prove again the
truth of the old saying. The Coroner’s in
quest has been held and the body, clothing
and surroundings have lieen thoroughly
searched for evidence of the identity of
cither the murderer or his victim, or both.
The search was without avail, for not a sin
gle article that could throw any light on the
case was found. There was a congregation
of the neighbors about the ghastly spot,
however, and the small facts that one and
another knew were made common property,
and putting them together they became of
importance. Now the identity of the
woman is established to the satisfaction of
the people of tho vicinity, if no one else,
but it is better to record the events of tbe
day, and permit'the facts to come out in
their proper order.
ON TUB GROUND.
Coroner Dixon and his assistant went out
to hold the inquest, accompanied by Dr. T.
B. Chisholm, who was the medical expert.
The Coroner also had with him one gentle
man who thought he could probably iden
tify the body. He had seen an old
man and an aged woman around
life store about two weeks
before, and he suspected that she might
have been the woman who was murdered.
A glam-e at the body showed him his mis
take, however, for there was not a gray
hair in the head of the corpse.
Arriving at Beaulieu station the party
left the train anil mounted into a wagon,
which Capt. Brown hail provided for tneir
convenience, rode to the spot where the
body lay. A plain pine coffin also had its
place in the vehicle and it drew as a magnet
will steel all those who saw it pass up the
road. Before the wagon had gone half the
distance there were a number of negro
men and women following behind,
and they swelled considerably the
crowd that was awaiting the
arrival of the officer. Reaching the spot
the contents of the wagon were discharged
and the coffin was laid upon the ground, a
few feet distant from the corpse. Two
barefooted negroes were provided with
spades and started to work at once upon a
grave. No one thought of bringing the
body to the city, or of burying it in any
cemetery. The fitting place for its inter
ment was the scene of the crime, and all
present seemed glad that it was to be laid
away there to rest.
MATERIAL FOR THE JURY.
Meantime, the Coroner leaned his port
folio against a tree and began to look about
him to see if he had a fitting jury. Dr.
Chisholm took out his case ot instruments
and prepared for a post mortem. The
crowd gathered around thine two and
watched every movement with interest.
Interest in that case had been
stirred to its depths, and there was not an
eye but noted every movement. Every
trivial thing that occurred was noticed and
commented upon, the effort constantly being
to connect each with some phase of the case.
Finally the Coroner and the surgeon com
pleted their preparations and prepared to
move to the spot that had concealed
for so long so foul a crime.
No place on earth, within the limits of hnbi
tation, could be more suitable for the pre
serving of such a secret than this, though it
lies within 900 yards of three dwellings. It
is situated between two reals, which are
about 100 yards apart. For a few feet back
from the roads the trees have been thinned
out. Within this space is an irregular cirelo
of pine saplings that grow so densely that
it is at times difficult to work one's way be
WHERE THE DEADLY WORK WAS DONE.
Within the centre of thus circle is another,
about fifty feet in diameter, and in it there
is a thick growth of fennel that stands
above a man’s shoulder. In the centre of
the fennel was where the body lay. No
doubt it was covered over by the' weeds that
towered above it when it tell, but the buz
zards and hogs had killed the weeds immedi
ately about, the body, leaving it the
central object in a small cleared
space. Leading to this open spot was a
path about two feet wide, It was plainly
marked, hut the condition of the weeds
showed that it was newly made. It was
the pathway the swine had made. Stand
ing on the outer edge of tbe cirole of trees
nothing could be seen of the fennel save
here and there where a green spot showed
between the trunks of the saplings. From
the center where tho body was, nothing
could lie seen lieyond FYom neither of the
roads could any view of the spot be obtained,
and although many people passed within
fifty yards of it day by day, not one had
ever found it until Farmer Carter, by acci
dent, came across it.
A skeleton’s ghastly tale.
The account t hat reached the city uight
before last stated that the body was only
partly decomposed, and that the features,
while not distinguishable, retained a sem
blance of their sliape, and such a body did
all expect to find, but when the pre
cession filed through the pathwmy
and came suddenly upon the corpse
a feeling of horror came over them.
There lay a mass of putrid fiesb. scarcely in
the shape of a human being. The skull was
white and gleaming. No eyes, no nose, no
cheeks, no lips, no brain —simply a white
and broken skull, as nicely cleaned as if in
preparation to be mounted on a skeleton,
living just alxive it was the woman’s hair,
plaided and then coiled up about her head.
It had fallen from her skull, but it was
still nicely dressed, for the blood that
issued from the woman’s head
when she was struck, had matted it together
and held it firmly in its shape. The txxly
was lying face down, with the nrms out
stretched and the fingers half closed, ns if
they had been clutching something when
they became cold and stiff in death.
The body, legs and arms had Ixxn
hollowed out by the worms that
had not waited for the grave to receive
the body before they began their disas
trous work. They hail punctured holes in
the skin, and had made them places of in
gress and egress, and they had done their
work so well that not one thing was left
save tho skeleton and the skin stretched
over it. On the back, where the skin had
lieen exposed to the sun, it hail become, in
places, a tan color and os hard and
FIRM AS A DRUM HEAD,
which it very much resembled. The flesh
remained upon the feet and hands Hut it was
horrible to look at. A piece of the skull as
large as the palm of the hand hail been
broken completely out of the right side.
The lower jaws had been broken and revered
from the upper, and throe teeth had been
broken from the upper jaw.
Beside the body lav the barrel of an old
musket which had lieen broken just by tho
hammer. Tho Itarrel was bent slightly near
tho muzzle ns if a severe blow had lieen
struck with it. The laxly lay upon the stock
of the gun and when it was taken out und
examined u rudely marked but un
mistakable W was found upon it.
The clothes that tho woman had worn
had boon almost completely torn
from the body by the bM> ot prov md
animals. Neither hat nor shoes were found,
bat her basque and sfis'kings were near tier,
and whole, showing that they must have
been removed by herself or xomo one else,
for hal the animals torn them off they
would have been in shreds. The skirt* were
tern to tatters. Toe garment* were plain
and pour in qitaiitv, and some of them were
patched in many planex. They ware searched
for mark* of identification, but not one could
A STORY OF A MISSING WOMAN.
Dr. Chisholm made an examination of the
body, and his testimony was that the wo
man was between 25 and 30 years of age,
and white, and that she came to her death
from a fracture of the ethnnid tone, caused
by a blow with some blunt instrument.
The Coroner also took the testimony of
farmer Carter, which was substantially
given yesterday. When Mr. Love, the tele
graph operator, made his statement,
he gave a story that was some
what startling. He said that
a man named Thompson and his wife lived
on Harris Point. Thompson was a fisher
man and hauled oysters in the season. A
Norwegian sailer went to Mrs. Thompson
and told her that Thompson had another
wife. As soon as Thompson returned to the
house his wife asked him whether the story
was true, and thereupon ensued a
bitter quarrel, so hitter that Mrs. Thomp
son tiecanie afraid of her husband. He
tried to get her to enter his boat one day to
go somewhere, but she would not do it, for
she feared he would throw her overboard.
A little over a month ago Mrs. Thompson
resolved to leave her husband, so she left
home one day and walked to Beaulieu.
There she met several of her acquaintances
whom she told of her flight from home, and
she promised them that she would write in
four or five days and let them know where
she had gone. She started up the road and
since then she has never been seen.
THE MURDERED WOMAN IDENTIFIED.
In height she compared with the body
found; her hair was a reddish brown, as
was also that of the dead woman's. She
disappeared *bout a month ago, and Dr.
Chisholm said that the body had laid in the
woods not less than thirty days. These
facts, put together, clearly point to the
identity of the dead woman as Mrs. Thomp
son, though there is no positive puoof that
it was she who was murdered After these
facts had been heard the usual verdict in
such oases, of death from blows inflicted by
some blunt instrument in the hands of a
person or persons unknown, was written and
the jury signed it. The body was then
placed iii the coffin and borne to the grave.
When it had been lowered, Rev. Dr. Mat
thews, of Bt. Philip’s church. Savannah, read
a portion of the burial service that the un
fortunate woman should not go to her grave
without burial rites, and w hen he had con
cluded the earth was thrown in and the
mound heaped up, and then the lookers on
left her to lie but a few feet from where she
had fallen, and they returned to the city.
A CLUE TO THE MURDEUEP.
Late last night Mr. Robider, who has a
store on the White Bluff road, stated that
from some negroes in his neighborhood he
had picked up some information which, if
true, would lead to the arrest of the mur
derer. The obtaining of this information
from negroes, * together with the fact
that the musket was one such
as Is never used by any but
negroes points very strongly toward some
negro as the murderer. Mr. Robider de
clined to tell what information he had re
ceived, but he says he intends to investigate
it, and if it is true, to bring the criminal to
justice. Whether the trails which those in
terested are now working are true or false
they will serve a good purpose, for they will
keep the hunt going until finally the perpe
trator of that foul crime will be brought to
BEATEN TWO TO ONE.
Charleston Again Defeats Birmingham
Charleston, S. C., Sept. B.—Charleston
sat down on the infants this afternoon in an
eight inning game which was as dreary as
was the audience, the gate money barely
laying the guarantee fund. Flood and
Stalling for Birmingham, and Hungier and
Childs for Charleston, were the batteries.
For five innings the visitor ; never hit the
ball nor got a man to first base. In the sixth
inning they got in six runs by errors of the
home team, who played loosely. The score
by innings follows:
Charleston 6 2 0 0 4 2 0 o—l 4
Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 I—7
Errors—Charleston S, Birmingham 6.
Total base hits—Charleston 21. Birmingham 11.
Left on bases—Charleston 4, Birmingham 3.
Stolen bases —Charleston 6, Birmingham 2.
Struck out By Hungier 2.
Phantoms—Charleston 4, Birmingham 1.
Wild pitches—Flood 1.
Passed balls—Childs 2, Stallings 1.
Time -Two hours.
Washington 0 1 0 40000 1— 6
Philadelphia 30004000 x— 7
Base nits—Washington 18, Philadelphia 10.
Errors Washington 4, Philadelphia 0.
Boston 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 o—s
New York 000000000-0
Base hits—Boston 9, New York 3. Errors—
Boston 2, New York 1.
Pittsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0
Detroits 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 0— 4
Base hits Detroits 10, Pittsburg 7. Errors—
Detroit 2, Pittsburg 5.
Brooklyn 000 100000-1
St. Louis 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 x— 7
Base hits—Brooklyn 3, St. Louis 13. Errors —
Brooklyn 7, St. I aims 3.
Cincinnati 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 I—6
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2—2
Base hits—Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 11. Errors
—Baltimore 3. Cincinnati 1.
Athletics 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 2 0-12
Cleveland 03001010 I—6
Base hits —Athletic 19. Cleveland 12, Er
rors—Athletic 2. Cleveland 7.
At Staten Island—
Metropolitan 0 1001010 0— 3
Louisville 4 <WO 0 10 11 x— 7
Base hits—Metropolitans 11, Louisville 8. Er
rors—Metropolitans 7, Louisville 3.
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1— 5
Indianapolis 15302000 I—lo
Base hits—Chicago 10, Indianapolis 12. Er
rors—Chicago 10, Indianapolis 1.
To the Retail Trade.
Ixivell & liattimore are prepared to show
the best lot of stoves and kitchen ware gen
erally, together with a first-class assort
ment of brooms, buckets, baskets, dusters,
tin toilet sets, agate and planished coffee
fiots, etc. Our cook stoves are strictly
first-class and among the finest to be had.
There are no stoves at any price practically
lietter than our Black Acorn and Farmer
Girl Cook, and as for ranges the Othello,
Model Acorn, New Record and others are to
be entirely reliod on. Lovell & Lattimore
Many thanks for past favors. Will
guarantee you the same good satisfaction,
both as to nt, quality of goods, etc., as here
tofore. P. G. Meaha, Tailor, No. 445 Bull
Street, Savannah, Ga.
Best Catawba Wine, $l, at Lester's.
New line of fall teok puff and plait Scarfs
at Belsinger’s, 24 Whitaker street.
New pack Tomatoes at a bargain at D. B.
Back into our old quarters, and it feels
like home. We’ve been pent up long enough
and feel like spreading ourselves. Come
and am US; we have a regular palace, and
looks as noat as a pin. We’ve prepared our
selves for this move with new and attractive
goods and are ready for business. We shall
endeavor to retain the coiltldem-e our friends
ami patron* have placed in us for sailing
only the finest, grades of Watches, Jewelryf
Silverware, etc., of which we have an at
tractive assortment. We always carry the
largest line of that water Diamonds in tho
State. M. Htkhnbeko,
157 Broughton street.
New Swiss Cheese, new fat Mockarel for
sale cheap at D. B. Lester'*.
At the Harnett House, Mavannsh, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho eh, and save from #1 hi tJ |ier day. Try
it and bo convinced. —BntUrn Ifmna Juur
Try Lau-r s Vic.. 50k. and 25c. Tea.
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Cooler, followed by warmer iair
I weather, light to fresh variable
Comparison of mM temnerat’ire at Savan
nah. Sept. 8 1887, and the mean of same day for
Mean Temperature : from the Departure
I Mean | Since
for 15 years Sept. 8. *B7. --or Jan. 1,1887.
78.0 | 80 0 2.0 1 195 0
Comparative rainfall statement:
„ _ : . . i Departure i Total
Mean Daily Amount f rom the Departure
Amountfor for Mean j fence
10 Years. Sept, 8, 87. __ or _ Jan _,, 1887 .
7s r .00 1 - 18 I -9.48
Maximum temperature 86.0. minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 7.1 feet—no change during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for/ 24 hours end
ing Op. rn., Sept. 8 1887. Toth Meridian
Districts. j Average.
V.„_ i f Max. Min. Rain-
N tons. Ten ‘P Te, “P faU
1. Wilmington i 11 86 68 .01
2. Charleston 8 94 66 *T
3. Augusta 12 92 66 .00
4. Savannah 13 96 66 .00
5. Atlanta 13 90 68 T*
6. Montgomery 9 j 94 66 .02
7. Mobile 8 I 96 64 .00
8. New Orleans 13 j 94 68 .00
9. Galveston j 21 j 98 j 70 .65
10. Vicksburg ! 4 j 96 72 j *T
11. Little Rock 15 4 66 .00
12. Memphis ! 19 j 90 | 66 .00
Averages | | | |
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the seme moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, Sept. 8, 9:86 p. m.. city time.
Portland .1 54 W Clear.
Boston 60j N Clear.
Block Island ! 66i (Tear.
New York city ... 62 NW!..j OleaK
Philadelphia 64 NW j i Clear.
Detroit 661 W !..| Clear.
Fort Buford 58 NW: ... Fair.
St. Vincent 54 S E|..! Clear.
Washington city.. 60|N E.. .... Clear.
Norfolk 66NE dear.
Charlotte 72| F, 6| .. .Clear.
Hatteras .. |
Titusville. > 74 8 W ...... Clear.
Wilmington I 74|N E|. \ .01 Cloudy.
Charleston 78 NE; 6, ... Fair.
Augusta 76jNWj....... Clear.
Savannah I 78! S | Cleat'.
Jacksonville | 82 SW 6 Clear.
Cedar Keys | 84! W| 8 .... Clear.
Key West S.’tNW . i.... Clear.
Atlanta.... 76! N 110! Clear.
Pensacola 82! W 1 6i Clear.
Mobile 82.8 W, 6 .... Clear.
Montgomery 84 dear.
Vicksburg 84! Cloudy.
New Orleans I 82 W Clear.
Shreveport 84 8 E Clear.
Fort Smith 82! S I Clear.
Galveston 82 S 8 Clear.
Corpus Christi— 82 S E dear.
Palestine 78 S 6.. . dear.
BrownesvlUe. 76 F. dear
Rio Grande j 80 !S E 6 Clear.
Knoxville i 68l N Clear.
Memphis j 74 N Clear.
Nashville j 7b! N Clear.
Indianapolis 1 64 E . ... dear.
Cincinnati 64, Clear.
Pittsburg 58 NW Clear.
Buffalo to W Clear.
Cleveland 54 . Fair. .
Marquette 60 R Cloudy.
Chicago 68 S W Cloudy.
Duluth 60 SW . .30 Cloudy.
St. Paul 72 8 E .14 Fair.
Davenport 66 S. E---ICXJ/auiy.
Cairo 6HIN E 1 Clear.
St. Louis ?4;8 E Clear.
Leavenworth... 82 S jClear.
Omaha 82! S Clear.
Yankton 80!SW| 'Fair.
Bismarck 82: N i Clear.
Deadwood J 58 NE .. .70 Cloudy.
Cheyenne I 64 E 1.. .06 Clear.
North Platte 1 78 N Cloudy.
Dodge City 78' 8 Clear.
Santa Fe 64 N E . ,j_ 01 Cloudy.
*T denotes trace of rainfall
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Hats for the Fall.
The Famous has received the latest styles
Hats for fall, selling them cheap in order
to call attention to their removal to the
northeast corner of Congress and Whitaker
The largest stock of Fine Old Rye, Bour
bon, Corn and Malt Whiskies ever brought
to Savannah at D. B. Lester’s.
Broadway Silk Hats just out at Belsin
ger’s, 2-1 Whitaker street.
Gloria, wears better than silk, for #3 50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip S3 50, Ginghams from
SI upward, all selling low to show our
patrons that we have moved to the north
east corner of Congress and Whitaker
The Fly and Spiders Scarf Pin at Bel
singer’s, 24 Whitaker street.
Tomatoes are going up, and now is your
time to make a bargain at I jester's.
Stiff Hats just out at Belsinger’s, 24
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 22, WB7. —Messrs
Shuptrine <£ Bro., City—lleah Sirs: Sev
eral physicians treated me, without success,
for what they pronounced a stubborn ease
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 O. Haas.
Ten large cakes of Roap for 25c. Good
Sardines for Oc. at D. B. Lester’s.
Get this Under Your Hat.
‘The solomcholly days have come.
The saddest of the year.
When latest styles arc coming in,
And the old must disappear.
The English of it is that to have room, and
wide room at that, for fashionable Fall and
Winter styles, our only object for an en
suing short jieriod is to get rid of our re
maining summer stock of Gents, Youths
ami Boys Fine Clothing and Furnishings.
“Any price” or “your price” are our mot
toes. The goods must go. At the same
time take a look at our superb stock of
Jaeger's System Underwear and Over
The Centre of Gents Fashions, 161 Con
B. H. Levy fc Bro.
Old Kentucky Bye Whisky, made March,
1684. Only f;j. P. B. (jester's.
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show a nice
selection for early fall wear, also fall Over
coats. They are nicer and prices lower
than ever, to show our customers that we
have removed to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets The Famous
New York Clothing House manufacture all
the clothing they sell, dealing direct with
the consumer. We save every one who
buys of us at least 25 per cent. ‘
No humbug, but a good drawing Tea for
35c. at I). B. 1 jester's.
Boys’ Knee Pants lor 26c.
Iron-Cled pentn, ages 4to 12, the Famous
New York Clothing House is selling fnr JV.
a pair in order to show the boys their new
store, northeast corner Congress and Whit
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity,
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economi
cal than the ordinary kind, and cannot lie sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
only in cans. Royal Baking Powder Cos., 106
Wall street. New Y’ork.
I,l' DIIEN <fc BATES S. M. H.
STODDARD’S 10c. LIBRARY!
13 PAGES OF MUSIC FOR ONLY 10c.
The Cheapest Music in the World,
200 numbers, each containing from THREE to
FIVE PIECES of choice VOCAL and INSTRU
MENT*.!/ MUSIC from best composers. Printed
from Full Sized Music Plates, on the Best Quali
ty of Music Paper, and the same in all respects
as music usually sold at from 89c. to 81 50 per
piece. L. & B. S. M. H.
L.&B.S.MH. 'Writing Papers.
lb. Commercial Note at 5 cents a quire.
6-lb. “ “ at 10 “ “
4-lb. Octavo “ at 5 “ “
10-lb. Congress totter at 15 “ “
12-lh. “ ” at 20 “
10-lb. Foolscap at 15 “ “
12-lb. " at 20 “ “
10-lb. Legal Cap at 15 “ **
12-lb. “ at 20 “ “
10-lb. Bill Cap, either broad
or long at 15 “ •*
We sell any of the above papers by the ream
at 20 cents a pound; weigh- of paper to ream of
20 quires or 4*o sheets as denoted above.
These are strictly FINE PAPERS, and are the
best made for School, Home or Business Use.
L A B. 8. M. H.
POCKETBOOKS, CARD CASES, ETC?
We have had a fine line of leather goods
manufactured expressly for our own trade.
They are made by one of the tost American
manufacturers, and are guaranteed best value
for money ever offered.
YVe also offer a large assortment of
LADIES' SHOPPING BAGS
of new designs. They can be hod with or with
out belts, in genuine Seal, Alligator, Japanese
and Monkey Leathers. L. & B. S. M. H.
TUN ING AND DRATINB.
The reputation of our New York Professional
Piano Movers, stand unquestioned, when safety,
careful and quick handling are taken into con
Our price for moving Squares & Uprights.
$3, parlor floir to parlor floor.
OUR TUNING DEPARTMENT
is still iu charge of Mr. H. N. Moore, who is
without competition, when good and honest
work is considered. We employ no tramps, our
tuners and repairers being men of unquestioned
standing, and whose work stands on its own
merits. They are men who have been in our
employ for years, and the finest instrument is
safe in their hands.
Single Tuning, Squares & Uprights, $3;
Yearly Tuning, Squares & Uprights, $8;
The best work wi 11 be found the cheapest.
LUDDEN & BATES S. M.H.
FURNITURE AND CARPETS.
A. J. MILLEIU CO.,
i48,150 and 152 Broughton St,
Desire to call attention to the fact that they are
offering their Immense stock of
Furniture and Carpets,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Big Bargain Prices.
Our NEW FALL GOODS are crowding in
upon us, and we MUST make room by rushing
out the goods. Parties contemplating fitting
up will find it to their advantage to caU on
us and obtain our estimates.
U. MILLER & CO.
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r pO INTRODUCE it and obtain Agents wewlU
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charge, in each county in the United States a
limited number of our German Electro Galvanic
Kutierisory Belts—price, $5. A positive and un
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Emissions. Impotency, Etc. (500 reward paid
if every Beit we manufacture does not generate
a genuine electric current. Address at once
ELECTRIC BELT AGENCY P. O. Box 178.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Imported Bay Rum,
A FINE ARTICLE,
AT STRONG'S DRUG STORE.
Corner Bull and Perry street lane.
NOTWITHSTANDING the fact that we have
x lieen blown up, we are still in the ring,
and can sell you Just as fine a line of 6TA
TIONERY' ami FANCY GOODS as ever.
The burglars left all PIANOS and OR
GAN’H, and we can give you Just as good bar
gains to-day lu the celebrated KNABE, KRAN
ICH A BACH, BA US and KBTBY PIANOS, and
I.STE V ORGANS, as we could tofore /RE ac
cinierr. Call around and buy a Piano from us.
thereby Inpiping us to make up dome of thU
loss. We can sell you Just as good a Piano and
on Ju.,t as easy terms as anyone else. Try usl