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THE OPIUM HABIT.
AN INTERESTING STORY BY ONE
OF ITS VICTIMS.
Larry Jerome’s Prominence-His Wit
ty Stories Have Brought Him Noto
riety-Tom Ochiltree’s Bright Sayings
—Points About Other Famous New
New York, Sept. 10.—There are drug
Stores on lower Broadway which do a big
business, and especially with weary or
debilitated men who call at late hours to
get something to buoy them up. A phy
sician is regularly employed in them to
prescrilie for people The places are open
every hour of the year.
One evening several weeks ago a young
man, apparently about 30 years old, visited
one of these stores, cautiously approached
the prescription counter and called for 10c.
■worth of gum opium. He was short and
of full habit, but his pallid face and trem
bling limbs indicated that he was far from
healthy. The clerk refused to sell him the
drug. The young man took a silver kox
from his pocket, opeued it and showed the
clerk a lump of brown stuff about as large
asa chestnut It was gum opium. “Youseel
am used to takiug it,” said the young man,
“but I am pretty near out of it, and I nulst
have some more.” The clerk still declined
to sell the, desired article, saying: “You
have enough there to kill three men. ;
Throw it away and stop taking it.”
“I’d give worlds if I could,” said the j
young man as he arose and wearily walked j
out of the store. His eyes were glassy and
he walk**! like one in a dream. The days
and weeks went by and the young man,
emaciated and weak but with clear eyes,
entered the same drug store, and, recogniz
ing the clerk who bad refused to sell him
opium, he shook hands with him and said:
“I thank you for doing me the greatest
kindness of a lifetime when you declined to
sell me any more of the drag. I went home
and resolved to stop taking it. I had been
a slave to it for ten years. It was a good
resolve, but it took nerve to carry it out.”
ell me your experience,” said the clerk,
as he took a seat beside the young man.
The latter, who kept nervously moving his
hands and feet as he talked, recited his
story of his struggle as follows: “I have
read De Quincy's ‘Confessions of an Opium
Eater,’ ” but I never perused the history of
a case like mine. Ten years ago I suffered
a severe attack of sickness. When I became
convalescent I was in such a condition that
roy family physician had to give me several
different prescriptions to buoy me up. None
of them seemed to do me any good. Finally
he prescribed what proved to be a brownish,
bitter solution. It afforded ine instant
relief. Before tlio medicine was gone I was
called to Chicago on business. I asked the
doctor to give me a prescription for the
medicine to take W.est with me, buf lie
refused to do so.
“I was surprised, but I indignantly left
him and took what remained of the medi
cine with me to Chicago. Once there I
went to a drug store, showed the and uggist
the contents of the bottle and ask< and him if
he could discover the nature of the medicine
and put me up some more of it. He smelled
and tasted of it and askt and mo how long I
ha/1 been taking it. He looked very serious
when I told him. and then he said: ‘You
evidently do not know what you have been
taking. The main ingredient is opiu n,
and you have apparently become a victim
to the terrible habit of taking the drug.’ If
the druggist, had felled me with a club I
would not have been more surprised. I
went home and resolved to without the
medicine. All the symptoms of the disease
which it had been given to correct i etumed.
awl I suffered the tortures of the damned
I yawned constantly and was unable to
sleep. Finally I went to another druggist,
told him my condition and liegged him t<>
sell me some opium He did so. I took it,
and once more I was at, peace with all the
world. I increased the dose until the
of it made my ears fee! as if they were about
to buret. For five years I made no effort
to throw off the terrible yoke of habit that
my physician had put about my neck. I
slept sparingly in feverish fits and I ate
heartily, but grew more weak every day. I
never shall be able to describe the awful
dreams that haunted me during the night.
The hallucination got a place in inv mind
that the habit to which I was a viotin was a
great snake coiled about my body and
constantly tightening its folds. I would
dream that the head of the monster was
darting back and forth liefore my face, and
ewake with a scream. The drug began to
tell on the action of the heart until I felt a
sens* 1 of compression al*<ut the chest. I
could not relieve myself of the idea that this
pressure was (hie to the clammy embrace of
the snake. One night I awoke from my
torrid dream to find rnyse'f apparently
dying. My heart was beating at a terrific
rate, cold sweat *ood out over inv face, and
I was in a precarious condition. I took a
gTeat dose of the drug, but was unable to
retain it. I was likeadismantledaud rudder
less ship at sea in a gale. I called a doctor,
gave him the history of my case, and begged
im to relieve me. He gave me some
aconite for my heart and some big valerian
pills for my nerves. They had not the
slightest effect on me. My heart beat faster
and faster. The big snake was tightening
its embrace. Finally the doctor bared my
arm and injected a solution of morphine
into my veins. It brought relief, a-id in a
week 1 was able to feebly walk about, but I
Was obliged to increase my allowance of
Opium to keep body and soul together.
“Then iny case assumed anew phase. One
night I awoke from my fearful dream about
the snake with a fluttering of the heart. The
organ palpitated at intervals of five minutes
r&d 1 sent for the doctor. He told 'me tliut
must cease taking the drag or die. He gave
me bromide of potassium to <]uiet my
nerves, but it had no effect beyond making
ine feel as if 1 were going mad. 1 slyly re
turned to the use of the drug. I kept the
silver l>ox containing it at my bedsede. < )ne
night I awoke and reached for the tiox. The
purse had taken it awav. No one was awuke
111 the house. Instantly my heart began to
beat, violently and I was all of a tremble. I
felt as if I should smother. The snake had
tightened its folds once more and death
seetned imminent. The shipwrecked man
on a raft at sea without food or water does
not experience more agony than I did when
I found myself without the drug, I called
loudly for help, the nurse came, and I
begged him to get me the opium. He hod
thrown it away. No drug store was open
at that hour of night, and, as a lust resort, 1
searched my pockets for a crumb of the drug.
I found a morsel, took it greedily, and
managed to exist until morning, when the
attendant got me some of the stuff from a
drug store. I rallied and eked out, an exist
ence for three or four years, but it was an
awful existence. I had tried to keep secret
the fa/’t of my misfortune, but it seemed as
if everybody had heard of it, tor circulars
advertising cures for the oniom habit came
pouring in on m ■ from all over the country.
“At length I determined to emancipate
myself. My physician said it was impossi
ble, I had been too long in the embrace of
the snake. He said that it would kill me to
break off at once. I caine in here to buy
some more of the drug, but you refused to
sell it to me. Then 1 went home determined
to cease taking it. IMim no mortal ever
suffered as I did after making that resolve.
I yawned, the tear ducts were opened until
my eyes swam, ami sleep was out of the
question. My heart palpitated until it
eeemed about to burst, my apjietite, which
had lieen so strong while f was a victim of
the habit, was entirely gone and all the
world wus clouded to me. The only con
solation I hail was the sensation that the
snake had loosened its coil. The nerve tonics
tbut I took seemed to make me hover on the
confines of insanity. At lost, after two
weeks of agony and sleeplesnuas.a little relief
came. I able to doze half an hour at a
time and eat a little. My heart ceased to
heat quite as rapidly as it had done <lne
night during a fitful sleep I dreamed that
the big suoke, which hud been about my
ixtdy for a decade, dropjied to the floor.
j i aised its awful head and glided out of the
! room. I awoke with a sensation of terrible
s physical exhaustion, and my heart wasbeat
j ingso slowly that it seemed about to stop.
I I opened a bottle of beer with a trembling
| band and drunk two glasses of it. My heart
b 'gan to boat stronger and I dropped into a
i calm sleep for two Hours. From that time
| on beer became my constant stimulant. The
hops in the liquor have a soothing effect,
and there is nothing like it for one breaking
off from the opium. Two weeks have
elapsed and now I am free. The very
thought of the drug makes me sick. Once
I dreamed that I had returned to its use.
The door of my room was ajar ami I
dreamed of taking the first morsel of the
stuff. I saw that awlul snake thrust his
head into the apartment and prepare to
spiring upon me and again coil about niv
body. I awoke with a scream, and if I had
been at all tempted to return to the habit,
that vision would have stopped me.”
Amos J. Cummings.
Larry Jerome’s Great Name.
Larry Jerome is not eminent in politics
or finance, has never held a notable public
! position and his wealth is limited, yet when
j tie arrived from England yesterday the
: whole town begun to gossip and to-day there
I are interviews in the papears columns in
length. It would puzzle an outsider to ac
count for Larry Jerome’s prominence. No
recent arrival has attracted so much atten
tion. Besides him the Siamese Princes, the
Duke of Marlborough, Sir Lionel Playfair
and ail the other notabilities fade out of
sight. Larry Jerome dwarfs them all. The
explanation is simple: He’* a diner out and
a mighty one at that. His presence at a
table insures the success of the entertain
ment. Wherever lie goes he is eagerly
sought after on account of his jollity, wit
and humor. I’ve known John W. Mackey
ami lloseoe Colliding to wander about the
up-town cafes for hours trying to find Je
rome or Tom Ochiltree so as to carry them
off to dinner. A more beautiful and touch
ing sigh! than those four gentlemen around
the festive board it would be impossible to
imagine. I’ve seen them in the now defunct
Carleton Club when even the waiters were
impressed by the ai r of geniality and good
fellowship that hovered over the table.
Ochiw. ee was benign, rotund, gloomy, fiery
and jovorss Mackey silent and bright-eyed,
smiling with intense amusement: Conkling
dignified but quizzical and bright, and
Larry Jerome amiable, easy, quirk as a
flash at repartee, brimming over with in
fectious fun—in a word, himself. Ochiltree’s
fame is still growing and he owes it all to
his social qualities. Like Jerome he is short,
stout and the picture of good living. There
are other men in New York who are eagerly
sought after on ail public occasions and
whose names figure in the papers as dint r;
out a hundred or two times a year. Some
of them are in politics and others are staid
business men when not whooping things up
at night Senator Arthur D. Williams is
one of the best after dinner sjreakors in New
York. He is a brilliant lawyer, a keen
political manager, and he si>eaks with the
ease of long practice. The best quality
of his after-dinner talk is his ringing ami
impetuous style. It carries everything be
Commissioner Jacob Hess, who knows
everybody in New York, is another inde
fatigable diner out. A dinner without him
is considered uu abortive and silly tiling.
He has a quiet, humorous style that takes
well after dinner. Frederick Gibbs, who is
sarcastically referred to as “the Wicked
Senator,” is the most extraordinary mail I
ever met for larking and joking. He spends
all his time putting up one sort of a game or
another on the miserable men who “enjoy'
bis acquaintance,” and the number of ap
palling blunders and mistakes that can be
trac.sl to his door would have abashed the
late Com al an Sothern. Henry J. Bangs,
President of the famous Turtle Club, is an
other member of this locally’ famous little
group. He is a leather merchant by day,
but at night bin place is at the end of a big
table, where he shines by reason of natural
If Roscoa Conkling, Larry- Jerome, Tom
Ochiltree. Arthur Williams, Commissioner
Hess, Fred Gibbs and Henry Bangs were to
organize a fortnightly dining club, they
could make it the success of the year in
clubdom, if they would all agree to lie there
when the dinner bell rang.
The County Commissioners Decide to
Build a New Jail.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 10.— The
County- Commissioners, at a meeting this
morning, ordered the tax assessment for the
year. They also discussed the new jail,
and finally- decided to model it after Sa
vannah’s. Bids for its construction will bn
ndvertised for in the three daily- papers of
Jacksonville and the Savannah News.
While on the subject of building, it was de
cided to raise the County Clerk’s office an
other story, and County Engineer Ellis was
instructed to draw plans for the work.
The County School Board to-day made
an estimate of tne cost of maintaining the
public schools in the county, and it footed
up to 934,925. This would require a four
mill tax, which the County Commissioners
A small fire occurred this afternoon at
J. Bell’s residence on Cedar street, but it
' was speedily subdued before much damage
A TRIPLE MURDER.
Terrible Deed Near Sar < Sota of a Man
Believed to be Insane.
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 10. —The startling
news of a triple murder has just reached
here from four miles south of Sara Sota.
Dilos R. Green brutally murdered his w ife,
son, aged 5 years, and daughter, aged 18
months. As no cause cun lie found for the
deed it is thought that he is insane. He is
now under arrest and seems to think the
killing was all right, as he went to a neigh
bor’s house und reported that he had killed
Milledgbville, Sept. 10.— Capt. K. G
Matheson, Commandant of Cadets of tho
the Middle Georgia Agricultural College,
reports a larger riuinlier of entries than last
session and more pupils coming in every
day. Ho says the pr<.sprats of tho college
are more encouraging than they ever have
The joint committee of both houses of
the legislature, that were at the asylum a
fortnight ago and adjourned before com
pleting their investigations,will return next
Monday and complete their work. Solicitor
General F. G. dußignon is expected to spend
at least one duy m attendance at their
Earthquakes at Milledgeville
Milledgeville, Sept. 10. A slight
shock of earthquake was felt here about
12:48 o'clock Thursday night. It was not
severe, but quite perceptible, lasting about
two seconds. There was another here on
the titli, more severe, but it occurred be
tween 8 and 4 o'clock in the morning, and
many did not perceive it. It was heavier
thiui the one felt last night.
Changed His Mind.
Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 10.—J. B.
Rolxjrts, the present Marshal of the munici
pality of Pensacola, wus recently appointed
a member of the City CoiniiiiNsioners to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the resignation
of Hon. A. is. Avery. Mr. Roberts accepted
the appointment bv mail, but to-dav ten
dered u withdrawal of the acceptance by
telegraph The cause for this change is not
known, but it in rumored that it is oc
casioned by contemplated political changes
in subordinate positions.
Do you anti for a teat of so/opONT'H power.
Just talk to a lady for hair an hour:
if her breath is sweet if her tecih are white,
if hergunw are i leao. If her g utua are bright,
if hei mouth It pure and her teven a,, We*n,
She iiwmi me BOZOIViS'T. th*,i. we wwu
TIIE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 11. 1887.
FIGHTING TRAIN ROBBERS.
Two Outlaws and One of the Posse
Austin, Tex., Sept. 10.— Great excite
ment prevails here over a ro[)orf from Man
clioca, a small village fifteen miles south
west of this city. It is reported that officers
had overhauled and attacked a band of train
robbers, supposed to be the some gang that
perpetrated the McNeil and Flatonia train
: robberies several months ago. The
i local officers at Mauchaea attempted
this afternoon to arrest the robbers,
when the latter opened fire, wounding one
ot them. Two outlaws have thus far been
fat illy wounded. Fighting still continues.
Help was asked for liom this place, and
Sheriff Ryle and a posse left for the scene
]of conflict. The first reports indicated that
a fresh train robbery bad been committed,
but this proved erroneous. The wounded
outlaws will be brought hero to-night.
ALL WILL BE KILLED OR CAPTURED.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 10, 11 p. m.—Later
information from Manchaea, the scene of
the fight this morning with the supposed
train robbere, is to the effect that one des
perado was killed and two wounded. The
band comprises several supposed
train robbers, who are com
pletely surrounded. It is thought
i they all will be killed or captured within the
next 24 hours. One Deputy Sheriff has
becu badly wounded. From dispatches re
reived by Gov. Ross it Is tielieveu that the
outlaws are the same band t! at committed
the McNeill and Flatonia train robberies.
RED RIVER’S RAILROAD
The Dominion Governm nnt Comes Out
Squarely Against It.
Chicago. Sept. 10. —The Times 1 special
from Winnipeg says: “The Dominion gov
ernment has shown a cloven foot and come
out squarely against the Red River Valiev
road. To-day, at the instance of the gov
ernment, the firm of Aiken, Pul ver & Hamil
ton filed two 1 nils in equity praying that the
Red River Valley contractors and Messis.
Norquay & Wilson be restrained from
building a railroad lots held
by the government as crown lands. The
two bills of complaint are precisely the
same in wording, the only difference being
that of the lots wdiich they cover. They
are much the same ns the bills formerly
filed. Minister of Justice Thompson is the
informant, and signed the bills w-hen he was
here a few days ago. The action becomes
one of the Queen, represented by the Do
minion government, vs. the Queen, repre
ri seated by- the Provincial government, and
promises to be one of the most celebrated
in the Canadian annals. The bills were
ready for filing for a considerable time, but
it was only decided to spring them to-day,
when it became know-n by- remarks in the
argum lit, dropped by the Chief Justice in
the Browning ease, now before the court,
that he would certainly dismiss the motion
of the plaintiff, who lias virtually acknowl
edge 1 himself a puppet of the Cananadian
FIGHT OF THE FILIBUSTERS.
Key West Reports That Three of the
Soldiers Were Killed.
New Orleans, Sept. 10.—A special from
Key West to the Times-Democrat says:
“While in ambush some milos from Matan
zas Thursday afternoon, just after landing
the band of Cuban filibu ,ters, which left
here recently, were attacked by a detach
ment of 300 Spanish soldiers. The
latter were repulsed, leaving three of
their number dead and carrying off five
who had been wounded by the dyna
mite bombs thrown by the filibusters.
Four of the Cubans were wounded, but not
at all seriously, by shots from the soldiers.
The filibusters then made their way into the
interior, and private advices received from
the loader by a representative of the cause
here this morning announce that they have
joined those w-ho had preceded them.
“It is believed here that certain Spanish
smacks, the property of wealthy Cuban
home rulers, sailing out of Havana, and
which are supfxmed to lie in the fishing
trade, are really doing a profita
ble business smuggling aquardiento
to the Florida mainland, and carrying arms
and reinforcements on their return to Cuba
from Tampa and this city. Two Spanish
gunboats have been cruising in sight of this
island all day.”
DEFIED BY A WOMAN.
A Judge Sends Her to Jail for Ten
Days for Contempt.
Cincinnati, Sept. 10.—Mrs. Rebecca
StaUlman was before the Court of Common
Plens yesterday to show cause why she
should not be punished for contempt of
court in refusing to sign a deed for the sale
of real estate sold by order of the court in
an estate of which she w-as administratrix.
It was shown that the property had
been twice sold. Mrs. Stahltnan’s son
in-law- bought it for her at the
first sale, but that sail 1 was set aside. At
the next offering her son-in-law- did not ap
pear. and the property was sold to another
man. Mis. Stahl man refused to sign the
deed. Her attorney in open court urged her
to obey the court, hut she stubtiornly re
fused, and the court sentenced her to ten
days in jail, unless she sooner consented to
sign the deed. She refused to Mgn or to go
to jail, and had to be taken by force.
Six Events in Which Some Good Run
ners Showed Their Heels.
New York, Sept. 10.— Following is a
summary of to-day’s events at the Sheeps
heod Ray races:
First Rack Handicap sweepstakes: one mile.
Eolian won, with Politico second and Flageo
letta third. Time 1:41)4.
Second Race— Flatbuah stakes: sweepstakes
for 2 year-olds; seven furlongs. S r Dixon won,
with Benedictine second uud 'leatray third.
Third Race—One and three-sixteenth miles
Relvideiv won, with Rot il'Or second and
Guliali third. Time 2:05.
Fourth Rack—One and a quarter miles.
Frank Ward won, with Molly McCarthy’s last
second and Alarlo third. Time 2:10.
Fifth Race Three-fourths of a mite. Ronnie
8. won, with Battledore second and bulime
third. Time l:l&4^.
Sixth Rack < >ne mile on the turf. Jennie B,
won, with Santa Rita second and Arundel third.
A Village Treasurer Short.
Cincinnati, Sept. 10.—Gustavos Winneh
nian, treasurer of the village of Reading,
Hamilton county, Ohio, last night presented
his resignation in consequence of the dis
covery of a shortage in his accounts to the
amount of 97,000. He can give no expla
nation of the cause except that he used the
money. He was supposed to Redoing a
thriving business as a saloon keeper, and
had just finished anew building. His
bondsmen will make the amount, good.
Three Corpses Recovered.
New- York, Sept. 10.—The bodies of three
men who were killed yesterday by the
caving in of an excavation for the new
aqueduct were recovered to-day. They
were crushed in a horrible manner.
Bursting of a Boiler.
Charleston, Slept. 10.—A boiler explo
sion occurred in Anderson county to-day,
wounding Patrick Stegall, o:ie of the own
ers, mid Frank Anderson (colored), both
fatally, and two others painfully.
“lie wise to-day: 'tis madness to defer.”
Don't neglect your roughs. If you do, your
fate limy Is* that of the countless thousands
who have done likewise, and who to-dsy fill
rotisutuptiviw' graves. Night-sweats, spit
ting of blood, weak lungs, and consumption
itself, if taken in time, can Is* cured by the
use of I)r. Plerre'a “Golden Medical Discov
ery." This wonderful preparation has no
equal as a reined) for lung and throat dlii-
Mra. All druggists.
BRIGHT LIGHTS OF FINANCE.
One of the Prominent Men in the Balti
more and Ohio Deal.
New York, Sept. 10.—What a galaxy
of financial talent has suddenly shone out
on the now famous Baltimere and Ohio deal.
One of the principal figures is Junius S.
Morgan, of the London banking house of J.
8. Morgan & Cos. He is a man now w-ell along
in life, being in fact nearly 70 years of age.
He conies of an old Massachusetts family,
though it is curious to recall the fact that
the name Morgan is one of the earliest
known to Anglo-Saxon civilization
Asa fcov, J. S. Morgan entered
the dry goods house of James >l. Beebe
& Co'., ot Boston. As years went on
j lie rose higher and higher and finally
I became one of its chief managers. About
this time the famous George Peabody, the
banker and philanthropist, visited Boston
and made it generally known that he wanted
a partner in his London house. His atten
tion was called to young Morgan. He sent
for him, and in a few minutes an arrange
ment was made, and the young man took
the next steamer for Europe, li was ban
ishment from his native land, but gold as
suaged any pain this might naturally have
caused, and J. S. Morgan is nrobably well
Anglicised by this time. The death < f
George Peabody years ago placed him at the
head of the great banking house founded by
that financial genius.
Here in New- York the real bead of the
fi mif Drexel, Morgan & Cos is J. Pierpont
Moigan. the sou of Junius 8. Morgan. Pier
pont. Morgan would hardly be taken for the
head of a great banking house as he sits in
his private office. He wears a derby bat
which he does not ri move even in his office;
as ho rapidly writes at his plain desk he
puffs vigorously at his cigar. He looks like
some visitor who has had the assurance to
occupy the desk for a little hasty scribbling
during the financier’s absence. He is a man
of possibly 45, and has made himself unpop
popular by a certain brusqueness of manner
which is a fault of too many business men.
His temperament, I should say, however, is
kindly at the bottom. In appearance he Is
somewhat suggestive of Banh lph; the large
nose is bulbous with some malignant erup
tion, due, as his enemies think, to the pleas
ures of the table, and as his friends say to
erysipelas, and this is a far more probable
exnlana'ion. He lias expended, I am told,
large amounts in charity, and his wife is
identified with numerous philanthropi cal
The Drexels are Pennsylvania Dutchmen,
who began as money changers and have
worked their w-ay to prominence as bank
ers. They have never been accused of any
great business talent. The founder of the
fortunes of the family delved and saved"
practised the most rigid economy and ac
quit ed an enormous fortune.
Other firms identified with the Baltimore
and Ohio deal on this side are Brown Broth
ers and Kidder, Peal sxly & Cos. It is curi
ous to notice how closely thdflry goods trade
is connected with the history of great finan
cial houses. The house of Drown Brothers
was founded in Baltimore early in the pres
ent century, not as bankers, but as commis
sion merchants in dry goo'is, largely in lin
ens imported from Belfast, the "original
members of the house being Irishmen. After
some years a branch house was established
in Now York and at first only a dry goods
business was done, but later on the firm be
gan to advance money on cotton, and as
time went on similar niil was given to the
cotton trades and other branches of busi
ness. As the banking business of the house
increased the dry goods trade was gradual
ly dropped until the firm finally became
prominent as full-fledged hankers. One of
the oldest members of the firm, as it is now
constituted, is James M. Brown, who is
about (15 years of age, hut walks miles
every day for the sake of the exercise and
the physical benefit experienced. He lives
on Fifth avenue, but sometimes w alks clear
dow-n to Wall street. He is President, of
the Chamber of Commerce and a member
of tbe Union League.
Kiddor, Peabody A; Cos. are identified with
the deal, but there is nothing noteworthy
concerning the personnel of the house, ex
cept that Oliver Peabody, one of the firm,
is a relative of the famous George Peabody.
As to the deal itself, it looks as though
Alfred Bully would gain his point and make
the Richmond terminal a great through
route to the South. Mr. Sully is one of the
pleasantest men in Wall street; there is a
shrewd look in the eyes that pee >• pleasantly
but keenly the face of an interlocutor
and a jolly laugh on occasion. He is a man
of decided ability and varied attainments.
He is not merely a man of “deals” and
figures; he has scholarly tastes, and owns a
very fine library. No one could be more
unpretentious than this man trained as a
lawyer, of Canadian birth, but a thorough
American in feeling, and who. after win
ning success in his profession, wins still
greater success in the domain of finance,
tnat. battlefield of keen wits, with millions
for the prize.
What sharp rivalry! What bitter jeal
ousy, what slyness and deceit one often sees
in these financial battles. Mr. Sully, how
ever, has pushed his way to success by no
underhand tricks, though diplomacy, of
which a Talleyrand might have been proud,
has often contributed to the consummation
of liis projects. Newspaper men like him
because he either tells the truth or remains
Then there is Calvin S. Brice, the Baron
Munchausen of New- York finance. lie sits
at his desk in the Astor Building on Wall
street, a short man of wiry build and with
broad shoulders, perpetually smoking or
chewing a cigar, nervous in manner, bluff
and off-hand, ready enough to talk and lib
eral in contributions of fictions to tbe news
columns of the press, though there is a tra
dition that he once, possibly in a moment of
mental aberration, told a reporter tbe truth.
He is nil Ohio lawyer, rich, abput. 45
years of age, pushing, not w-ithout
ability and seems to be feeling
his way to a bold attempt to secure a
mortgage ou the planet. Just now he has
his keen gray eyes on a place in the new
Baltimore and Ohio directory. He is Vice
President of the East Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia road, and is also identified with
that now grant of the railroad world, the
Richmond and West Point Terminal. His
success in New York illustrates the power
of audacity and ability in the financial
world. He caine lioro with little, but now
h" is worth a million or more, lives in fine
style hare nr at N'ewqxirt, and is pushing his
wav w t i something like a swagger toward
social as well as financial prominence.
Meanwhile there Is a good deal of sense
less abuse of Robert Garrett. His father,
the late John W. Garrett, could hardly have
succeeded any better in some respects, for
the Baltimore and Ohio was one against
many. Young Garrett is rich and has sense
enough to be glial to retire anil enjoy his
wealth. Oscar Willoughby Riggs.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
Savannah, Ga.. Sept. 1, IRB7,
\\7F. have this day formed a copartnership
n under the Inn maw of SYMONS & mui.i,
for the purpoae of conducting a Drug business
at the comer of West Broad and Charlton
streets. The senior of the tirm is u thoroughly
experienced pharmacist and will (five the busi
ness his close personal attention Inviting the
patronage of our friends and the public gen
erally, we are, very reaped fully,
OEoROIC F. SYMONS.
R. S. MKU..
Georoe K. Stmonh. R. 8. Mr.tx.
NEW DRUG STORE
\\ r K lieg to inform fair friends and the public
" generally that we have opened a Drug
Store, corner Weal Broad and Charlton street*,
and guarantee to keep on hand a full supply of
llue Drugs Medicine* and Chemicals, also
Toilet and Fancy Articles, Candles. Koaiis. etc ,
Toheeeo, Cigars and ISnufT. sttd everything gen
erally kept In a ffrat class Drug Store Reels, I
fully. KYWOffH S MKf.l.
Prescript lona rarefo" • ui'sMinded,
BACOT—GIRARDEAU—On Thursday even
ng. Sept. 1, at St. John s church, by the Rev.
Thomas Boone, Aules lb K. Bacot to Agnes,
daughter of the late \V. 0. Girardeau, of Monti
Charleston Xeics find Courier please copy.
PETER B. REID,
Died July 19, 1887.
Through many days and weary nights
We stood beside our darling brother,
Watching his loving, smiling face
And bathing his fever-laden brow.
Time passed on and bis strength wao spent,
And God willed he should not rise.
So he calmly closed his sweet, blue eyes.
Fell asleep and awoke with the heavenly crown
Clasped firmly in his hairl.
Pete, some day we snail meet and understand
There were six kind and loving brothers
Bound heart to heart with love so true,
And to break the links that hound them
Killed our happy home with gloom.
Our hearts are' aching with bitter anguisV
That our noble young brother must die-
Must leave the cheerful, happy home.
Where he was his sisters' love and pride.
He is gone. One last kiss; one sad good-by.
lie is happy with his angel-mother in heaven
now. LOVING SISTERS.
MURDOCH—Died, in this city on July ft. 1887.
In hope of a blissful immortality Edward Mm
nocn, in the 58th year of his age, leaving an af
fectionate wife and loving steo-children to
mourn his loss, combined with the respectful
sympathy of friends and acquaintance. The
character of this honest, steady, charitable, good
man, may be attested by the fact of
his long and continued service in the
employment of the mills in which lx**
died. For nearly forty years he served
with fidelity and promptness the interests of his
employers, and his long, unbroken connection
is proof that his efforts were appreciated. His
bumble means were employed in sustaining the
church, visiting the sick, burying the dead and
educating the orphan, and many homes were
made happy by tne secret kindness of this good
old man who never told his right hand of the
doings of his left To his wife and children he
has bequeathed the legacy of an upright, hon
est, charitable character, and well can can it be
said of him—
“ Thou hast fought the good fight.
Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."
SAVANNAH LODGE \O. 217, I. O. B. B.
The regular monthly meeting of this Lodge
will be held THIS (Sunday) EVENING, Sept. 11,
1887, at H o’clock.
By order of the President .
RICHARD ROBINSON, Secretary.
METROPOLITAN SAVINGS AND LOAN
The eighth regular monthly installment is now
due and payable at the company’s office be
tween the hours of 9 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock
p. m. H. C. DAVIS, Treasurer.
NO DRY FUN.
Experience has shown that a progressive
printer could make a showing in a town crowded
with all kinds of offices. Townsend has spent
thousands of dollars for all kinds of labor-saving
materia 1 , ami he now demands a chance to esti
mate on work you may have in hand. He does
not employ slow, incompetent labor. He is his
own foreman He can take any particular job
and make more money out of it than a good
many in the business. He is the one to encour
age. You will benefit by it in the long run.
Fine Printer and Binder, Bft and 88 Bryan street,
“TE LF. PJJO NE 841."
A BIG DIVIDEND.
The old reliable Southern Mutual Insurance
Company of Georgia has declared a dividend of
SEVENTY PER CENT. to its policy holders out
of its net earnings for the past year.
This is a home company. No agencies out of
tlie State, anil all its earnings are annually di
vided among; its patrons.
It has paid out for losses $3,219,868, and in
dividends $2,251,810. making a total saved to the
State of $5,171,000. which would otherwise have
been carried out of the State.
For economy, cheapness and security this
company offers every advantage to insurers of
I am A cent for this company in Savannah and
fuarantee to my patrons liberal adjustments
nd prompt payment of all losses.
THOMAS IT. HARDEN. Agent.
15 shares Chatham Real Estate and Improve
ment Company's stock; 27 installments paid in.
1 share Cotton Exchange stock.
T. C. 8.. P. O. Box 199.
September 11, 1887.
During my absence from the city my son,
HARRY J. SOLOMONS, will attend to my busi
ness. M. J. SOLOMONS.
Sava*™ah. Oa.. Sept. 2, 1887.
Mr. T. B. Thompson having withdrawn from
the firm of McDONOUGH & CO. ,1. J. McDON
OUGH and EDWARD BURDETT will continue
the business under the same firm name and
style. J. J. McDONOUOH.
Painter and Interior Decorator, and strictly
first-class references. 89 Broughton street, next
to Marshall House.
THE ARCADE NEW YORK OYSTER AND
CHOP HOUSE is n nropea. The choicest New
York Meats. Northern Oysters, including Blue
Points and Saddle Rocks. P.ice Birds and all
game in season always on hand and served at
ail hours. A competent oysterman from Fulton
Market. Polite and attentive waiters. Suitable
accommodations for ladies. The patronage of
the public is iuvited at the Arcade New York
Oyster and Chop House, Broughton and Dray
ton streets. T. H. ENRIGHT,
Neither 'the captain nor consignees of the
British steamship “Amaryllis," whereof Black
is master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS * SONS,
08. J. EMMETT BLACKSHEAR,
LATE OF MACON, GA.
Office and residence: 156 Jones street, Savan
NOTICE TO TAILORS.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, 1
OrrtrE Cleric or Council, Sept. 6, 1887. f
Bids will lie received at the office of Clerk of
Council until 12 o'clock m., THURSDAY, Sep
tember 15, ISM?, for furnishing the Fire Depart
ment with winter uniforms according to specifi
cations to he seen on application at this office.
The committee reserve the right to reject any
or all bids.
By order of the Committee on Fire.
FRANK E. REUARER,
Clerk of Council.
UR. HENRY h CODDING,
Office corner Jonaa and Drayton streets.
ATTENTION. TRAVELING MEN!
Then' will be a meeting of Savannah Post I),
of the TRAVELERS I'HOTECriVK ASSOCIA
TION. at Screven llouae. on Sept. noth, at 7:80
i* a., to perfect the organisation of the Post.
All (raveling men, or those who sell goods by
aumnles or otherwise on the "mini, are nr
gently requested lo attend; also wholesale liter
chanta slid manufacturers who employ
traveler*, as the merits of our annoem
Mon will lw fully shown at this meeting
All travelers who Join us on this occasion will
Is- admitted as charter member* Attendance
of uiemtier* fmm adjoining cities is also rv- |
ipiMied UKAN NEW*AN. President
Sip A. PeoH*i.*v. Jr.HecretarvmidTreasurer, I
TO THE OF SAVANNAH.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, i
Mayor's Office, Sept. 10th, 1887. (
J have just received the following letter from
the President, in reply to your invitation to him
to visit Savannah. RUFUS E. LESTER,
Executive Mansion, I
Washington. Sept. 7, 18n7. f
Hon. Rufus E. letter, Mayor, Savannah, Ga.:
Dear Sir—l have received the invitation
kindly tendered me in behalf of the municipal
1 authorities, and civic and military organiza
tions of Savannah, and also the Georgia His
torical Society, to visit that city during my con
templated trip to the West and South.
I am in receipt of like invitations from many
other localities, and I have delayed action there
upon until I could definitely determine which of
them my time and positive engagements al
ready made would permit me to accept. To my
regret, I now find it necessary to send to a large
number of them replies similar to this:
The trip is to be undertaken for the purpose of
fulfilling my promises to visit St. Louis and At
lanta. The dates of these visits are fixed, and,
as both are included in a single trip, the inter
vening time between these two dates is substan
tially all that can be devoted to visiting other
It is a physical impossibility, in these circum
stances, to accept all the Kind and cordial invi
tations which have been tendered me, and I
have been obliged to mark out a route of travel,
and select as stopping places such cities as are
on the way or which, for other controlling rea
sons, it seems most desirable to visit at the
I am sorry that the plan precludes the possi
bility of my acceptance of the invitations from
Savannah, and I trust the good people of your
city will not attribute my failure to comply
with their wishes, so warmly and heartily ex
pressed, to any want of appreciation of their re
gard, or to any lack of desire to lie their guest.
Yours very truly, Grover Cleveland.
The latter part of July last our Mr. S. selected
samples of different styles of Pianos made by E.
Roseukranz, at Dresden, Germany. They ar
rived in Savannah the 22d of August. The in
struments were so much admired for their beau
tiful tone and elegant cases to find purchasers
within a week after their arrival, and still we
have persons asking to see them. We have
cabled on the 26th ult. and again on the Bth and
9th inst. for anew and larger supply and expect
them hy the nyct European steamer at New
York “in bond for Savannah."
A well known lady teacher remarked to one
of the purchasers: “If Mr. S. can sell such beau
tiful instruments at such a low price he will
supersede all others ”
SHREINER’S MUSIC HOUSE.
I would respectfully Inform my friends and
the public that the Merchants’ Exchange Res
taurant will be open on Sundays. Select North
ern Oysters, Clams, Steaks, Chops, etc., re
ceived to-day by New York steamer.
C. F. GRAHAM, Proprietor.
Neither the Captain nor consignees of the
British steamships Resolute, Reanley, Master,
and Highland Prince, Milbnrn. Master, will be
responsible for debts contracted by any of their
crew. STRACHAN & CO., Agents.
The above amount will be paid to anv party
or parties who can prove to the public that it is
a fact that H. Logan, City Market, does not
keep the choicest meats from Northern and na
tive markets. Always on hand, fine New York
steaks, Boston and Baltimore Roasts. If you
want to get the best of the best give H. Logan,
City Market, a call.
GIVING AWAY '
Is the Only Next Resort to
List ot Low Priced Specialties this Week!
300 pieces White Genuine Valenciennes Lace
Edgings. W to inch wide, 12 yards to piece,
regular value at 35c.. 50c. and 75c. a piece, we
offer as long as the lot lasts for
19c. per Piece.
25 dozen Ladies Extra Fine Black and Solid
Shade Cotton Hose, full regular made. White
Holes and London Lengths, big bargain at 35c.,
we offer them one week only at
20c. per Pair.
410 dozen Boys' and Gents* four ply Pure
Linen Standing Collars, sizes 12 to W/fr, cost to
manufacturers Si sft per dozen. As long as the
lot lasts we will sell them at
50c. per Dozen.
15 dozen Ladies Corset Covers, made of the
best cambric, superior workmanship, extrava
gant designs. Our former prices sl, $1 50,
$1 75 reduced to close to
50c., 75c., 87c. Each.
50 dozen Ladies', Misses' and Childrens Lace
and Embroidery-made Collars, all sizes and
styles, very cheap at 50c., 75c., and sl, lotted to
sell off at the astonishing price
2,200 yards superior quality Satins, 18 to 22
inches wide, in all the leading tints, the same,
goods as sold everywhere for 75c. and sl. we
offer the combination lot to reduce our stock at
50c. per Yard.
2,500 Ladies' fine Black Canton Straw Hats,
the newest Fall shapes, great goods even for
35c., we offer them at
Entire new line of Imported Zephyrs and
Wools just received.
Embroidery materials in great abundance at
BARGAINS! BARGAINS! BARGAINS!
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
N. B.—Mail orders promptly and carefully at
Savannah, Sept. 10, 1887.
HAVING boM out my Wood business to Mr.
W. H. CONNERAT, I wish to thank my
friends for their kind patronage bestowed upou
me in the past, ami would ask a continuance of
the same to my successor.
M. S. BAKER.
IWIfiH to inform my friends and the public
generally that I have purchased the entire
Wood interest of Mh. M. S. BAKER, and would
be pleased to supply them with Wood of all
kinds, promising to give satisfaction.
W. H CONNERAT.
Telephone No. 21.8.
'■pHE SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY will be
closed on MONDAY, the 19th inst., on account
of holiday. Patrons will kindly reserve their
bundles until Tuesday, or. If convenient, would
be glad to get them on Friday, the 16th, or
Saturday, 17th inst. Respectfully,
HOUSER WANT in.
piFTY HOUBKH To RENT from %U to *3O
per month Apply to MARSHALL AMe LEIJD,
116!A HnmgUlon street.
ONE NIGHT ONLY, SEPT. 14.
Grand Opening! The Event of the Season!
Wilson & Rankin’s Mammoth Minstrels
U'NTIRE NEW'COMPANY, embracing Ameri-
Lj ca and Europe’s greatest artist,s, headed
by the W'orld's Champion. GEO. WILSON, also
SCHOOLCRAFT ana COES. LEOPOLD and
BUNNELL. FRANK CARELTON. C. F. LO
RAIN, GEO. GALE, T. S. CHAMBERS, WM.
REDSTONE and a score of other celebrities.
The finest, most original, most expensive or
ganization ever presented to the lovers of re
fined and progressive minstrelsy.
Usual prices. Seats at Davis Bros.’ Monday
Sept. 12. Next attraction, FLORENCE BIND
LEY, Sept. 28 and 29.
■CLEARING OUT SALE.
To Make Room for Fall Stock,
I will offer Special Inducements in
MY ENTIRE STOCK,
With exception of my Empire State Shirt.
THE following goodß will be sold cheaper than
ever offered in Savannah:
Summer and India Silks.
Cream, White and Light Shades of Albatross.
Colored and Black all Wool Dress Goods.
Black Camel's Hair Grenadines at 85c.; 40-inch
Printed Linen Lawns at less than cost.
Real Scotch Ginghams at less than cost.
Black Henriettas at $1 40 and $1 75; sold at
$2 and $2 25.
Ladies’ and Children’s Silk and Lisle Thread
Hose in black and colored.
Ladies' and Children's Undervests; best goods
in the market.
Linen Sheeting and Pillow-Case Linen.
Cream and White Table Damask.
9-4 White Damask at $1; former price $1 50.
Napkins and Doylies in cream and white.
Linen Damask Towels hi white and colored
Linen Huck in white and colored bordered.
Pantry Crash Doylies at great reduction.
The above goods will be offered at prices to
insure quick sale.
J. P. GERMAINE,
Next to Furber's, 132 Broughton street.
Now is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to sell it.
20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds, 75c.
140 Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5.
200 Tickets, good for 1,000 Pounds, $7.
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c.
Lower prices to large buyers.
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
and polite service. Full and liberal weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO.
14:4: BAA ST,
SAVANNAH AND TYREE RAILWAY.
CIOMMENCING-QATURDAY, July 16, 1887, the
> following schedule will be in effect:
No. 3. No. 1. No. 5. No. 7.*
nah 10:30am 8:00pm 6:oopm 9:sopm
Ar.Tybee. 11:45 a m 4:lspm 7:oopm 11:05pm
No. 2. No. 4. No. 6. No. B.*
Lv.Tybee. 7:ooam 4:ospm 9:lspm 8:00pin
nah 8:15 am 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 and
Sundays, leaving Savannah on the 3 p. m. train,
leaving Tybee on last train.
Tickets on sale at depot ticket office, and at
Fernandez's Cigar Store, corner Bull and
Broughton streets. C. O. HAINES, Supt.
Savannah, July 15, 1887.
PLANT' INVESTffiM C'DMPA.W.
Office of < 'iiief Engineer j
and General Manager, >
Savannah, Ga., Sept, 3d, 1887. 1
BIDS will be received at this office uutil 12 m..
SEPTEMBER 80th, for the construction of
that portion of the Thomaaville, Tallahaidßi
and Monticello railroad extending from Thomas
viUe, Georgia, to the Florida State line. All
clearing, grubbing, grading and bridging will be
let under one contract. Profiles may be exam
ined and further information may be obtained
upon application at the Chief Engineer's office,
S., F. and W. Ry., Savannah, Ga , after Septem
ber 15fh. H. 8. HAINES,
Chief Engineer and Gen. Manager P. I. Cos,
GRAIN AM) UAL
~W E LEAD
ON BEST GRADES OF
Northern Cabbage, Potatoes,
Onions, Apples, Turnips, Cocoanuts,
And all kinds of FRUITS ami PRODUCE iu
ORA IN AND HAY,
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran Eyes, Feed Meal,
Grits, Meal, Cracked Corn, Peas, Etc.
Get our carload prices.
169 BAY ST,
W. D. SIMKINS & CO,
( OPARTXERSHII* NOTICES.
September 1, 1887.
1 hnve this dav associated with me Mr. PER
I'IVAI.S MENKEN, of New York, for the pur
pose of carrying on and enlarging my business,
under the firm name of
MENKEN & ABRAHAMS.
Thanking my friends and the public for their
past patronage, and hoping for a continuance
of the same.
E. H. ABRAHAMS,
168 Broughton St.
Imported Bay Rum,
A FINE ARTICLE,
A1 STRONGS DRUG STORE.
liiorner Bull and perry street leu*.