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A CRACKSMANS ROMANCE
ARRESTED WHEN HE RETURNED
FROM HIS WEDDING TRIP.
The Story of Warner, the Safe Blower
—His Return from South Carolina—
He Disclaims Participating in the
Burglary but Admits Receiving the
Stolen Goods- He Gives Away His
Pals and Tells Where They Are.
Sheriff J. T. Honan, who left here Sat
urday morning for Columbia and Florence,
S. C., armed with a requisition from Gov.
' Gordon, of Georgia, on Gov. Richardson,
of South Carolina, for the delivery of J.
B. AVnnier. held in Florence on a charge of
burglary, returned here yesterday morning
■with the prisoner, George R. Adams, alias
J. B. Warner, George W. Ward and G. W.
Draton. and perhaps a dozen or
more handy names. Most of the
booty obtained from Davis Bros.’store was
secured, and also a very complete outfit of
burglar’s tools and materials, consisting of
drills, a dark lantern, fuses, skeleton keys
of an improved pattern, an arrangement
for forcing powder into small apertures, and
other things so dear to the cracksman's
HE GOES TO SEE THE GOVERNOR.
Sheriff Ronan had a hard trip, traveling
all night, and has a severe cold as a memento
of the journey. In response to in
quiries by a Morning News reporter, he
gave the following account of his trip and
the incidents connected therewith: Thurs
day, Davis Bros, received a telegram from
Florence, asking why no one came for the
prisoner. This was given the Shot iff, hut as
the requisition papers had not then arrived,
nothing could be done. Tho Sheriff, to
make sure, however, that Warner, as he
was called, would not he released,
sent Joe Simmons, a colored deputy,
up there to tie certain of his detention. The
proper papers came Friday, and Saturday
morning Sheriff Ronan left for Columbia.
From Branch ville, at about 9 o’clock in the
forenoon, he telegraphed to the Columbia
Sheriff, Mr. Sam Rowan, asking him to see
the Governor about the case, informing him
that the proper papers were en route, and
also requesting him (Rowan) to meet him
on the arrival of the train at 11 o’clock.
THE REQUISITION GRANTED.
As the train rolled into the Columbia
depit Sheriff Ronau was heartily greeted
by Sheriff Rowan, and he was told, much
to his gratification, that the Governor was
awaiting his arrival. Proceeding up to the
capital Sir. Rowan introduced him to Gov.
Richardson and also to the Secretary of
State. The official papers in the case were
soon fixed up and then the Gov
ernor had a long and pleasant
chat with Savannah’s genial
Sheriff. After a substantial lunch. Sheriff
Rowan took his visitor in charge, und the
two proceeded to "do the town." A visit
was made to the penitentiary, and Sheriff
Ronan is loud in its praise, and says the
system prevailing then- is superb. Super
intendent Lipscomb and Sheriff Rowan did
all possible to make his short stay pleasant,
and judging from Sheriff Honan’s expres
sions, they succeeded admirably.
LOOKING OUT FOR SQUALLS.
Just before leaving on the evening train
for Florence, which is on the Wilmington,
Columbia and Augusta railroad, cightv-one
miles north-east of Columbia, Sheriff Ro
nan telegraphed to Mr. Stoll, the Florence
Trial Justice, to have his prisoner at the de
pot at 1 o’clock in the morning, together
with his bill of costs, &c. He did this to
avoid any trouble, and also to hasten his
trip. Arriving at Florence at 1:10
o’clock the prisoner was found
waiting, with Mr. Stoll vigilantly
guarding him, together with a large crowd
of on-lookers. Sheriff Ronan receipted for
the prisoner, and also for the bo* of recov
ered plunder. The Justice’s bill was $45 50,
which the Sheriff ind, though the amount
made him give a prolonged whistle. As
he handcuffed Warner und told Joe Sim
mons. who of course was on hand, to keep
an eye on him, Warner turned around und
aaid "appealingly: “Sheriff, that man," in
dicating Mr. Stoll by a nod of his head,
“has $5 of mine. He sold my pistol and
has never given me the money "he got.”
A SCENE NOT ON THE BILLS.
Mr. Stoll indignantly denied the accusa
tion, and said it had been spent, but that
there was 50c. belonging to Warner, which
he handed over to the Sheriff to keep for
the prisoner. But Warner reiterated his
charge and made the following statement:
When he was arrested be had #3 50 in cash
and a pistol, which were taken from him.
Afterward the Justice came to him and
aaid that the hotel board must bo paid.
Warner told him to pay it out of tho *3 50,
and if that wasn't sufficient, to sell the pis
tol. “As,” said he, “now I’ve got into this
trouble I’ll not need it.’’ The Justice said
$5 was aliout all he could get for the pistol,
and added that he would take it at that
price. Warner said yes, and waited for the
balance to be given him. It
was ascertained that tho board
MU was only S3, thereby leaving
him 50 cents in addition to $5 for the pis
tol. Tho Sheriff said he could do nothing,
os the Justice said it had I won expended
and there was no way to “go behind the re
WARNER BOILS OVER.
On this Warner roused up and turning to
the Justice gave him a bit of his mind,
closing up with. “You got your outrageous
bill paid all right, and you "should give me
my money. You only gave me two meals
a day and made me sleep on
your ' office floor, but charged me
double for it. And you know I nearly died
from want of water.” He then turned to
the crowd, which had already showed a dis
position to sympathize with him in this
fight, and said it was all the money ho had
in the world, and that it was tusslcl to give
him necessaries at the jail. This appeal
tourlied them, and cries of “Give him his
money,” “Doti’t steal from a poor
prisoner,” “Tliat’s a dirty trick,” “Here,
hand over that money,” “Return tho
money or the pistol, or you’ll get into
trouble,” etc., showed " the somewhat
astonished and alarmed Justice that he had
got into a had scrape.
A CROWD THAT DESIRED FAIR FLAY.
* A Mr Kirke, a prominent citizen of tho
town, walked up to him and shaking his list
in the Justice's face angrily shouted: “Give
up that money you d— thief.” Another
citizen, a warden of the town, re-echoed
chi' demand, using very emphatic language
to give bis feelings full vent. The crowd lie
cans- more boisterous and Sheriff Ronan
says the situation looked exceedingly stormy,
and he put his prisoner in The car, out of
the range of flying bullets or other iniHsilos.
The Justice seemed to get desperate all of a
sudden and dropping his hand to his hip
pocket, pulled out Warner’s pis
tol. Many on ominous click was
heard as the weapon was seen
winle Mr. Kirke, getting in front of the
Justice, cried out: "Shoot, you d— white
livered oowanl! Shoot, wliy don’t you!”
By this time the tension wus high and the
excitement at a fever heat, A threatening
motion would have precipitated the light,
and ha/1 the Justice raised his pistol be
would have been riddled.
WARNER’S FAIR OFFER.
Mr. Ronan called out to them awl poured
oil on the troubled waters, and a sort of
peace was latched up. Just before tho train
left Mr. Htoll come into the car, and taking
the Sheriff to one side, gave him $5, which
be said was Warner’s, tail lie made no ex
planation of his previous denial. Mr. Romm
llion returned him the 00 cents, us ho sup
pooed it lielonged to Mr. Stoll after he hod
given up tho $5. As Stoll puss/sl Warner
going out, the latter coiled out,
“Sheriff, just give rue flve minutes at that
fellow an') no mav keep my s■’>." As tho
train started out the Sheriff mentioned the
i eUirn of the 50c., when Warner told him
that it belong!*! to him. Mr. Stoll had dis
appeared, however, uml with him tire 50c.
No further iuculeiits msurred and Mr. R
r.an arrived here safely at 7 o’clock and
! placed the much named gentleman in jail.
A MUNCHAUSEN HISTORY.
Late in the afternoon Adams, or Ward,
as he chooses to call himself, was seen and
askd if he had anything to say. “Well, I
1 don’t know,” he replied cautiously, “If a
i person is guilty they never want to see you
reporters. But lam innocent, though in a
had mess and I’ll tell you the whole story."
He gave a long and rambling account
of himself up to the day he arrived in
Savannah, the following being about the
truth of the matter, as was substan
tiated by other facts were gleaned from
outside sources: He left Cincinnati, 0.,
about two years ago. and has led a wander
ing life since, according to his story. Before
this lie said he was a drummer for the McKay
Standard Screw Manufacturing Company,
of 235 Pearl street. New York. In 188<5 he
was in Europe, and was in many of the dif
ferent countries, and had spent some time in
“Nap-pies," as he pronounced it, with a
strong accent on the first syllable.
TROUBLES IN THE LAND OF FLOWERS.
He wandered down into Florida again
this summer, and got into trouble at Jack
sonville, being arrested fora robbery which,
it is claimed, he committed in St. Augus
tine two years previous. At that time, or
Srior to it, he met a Miss Pearl Laidlow, at
acksonville, Fla., at the boarding-house
kept by her mother. After he left at
that time—some say, after breaking jail—
he corresponded with her ami the two
became engaged, the girl seeming to be in
fatuated with the glib-tongued stranger. At
that time he informed Sirs. Laidlow that
the robbery charge was a sort of blackmail
case, and that he was all right, which she
implicitly believed. All went on smoothly
m “young love's dream” with Miss Pearl,
and about July 15, last, she received a letter
from her wandering lover, saying that he
would 1/e in Jacksonville in a fortnight.
August 7 he arrived thore, and on the morn
ing of Aug. 9, Mrs. and Miss Laidlow went
up to Pulatka with Mr. Ward, as he then
called himself, and, procuring a license,
Miss Pearl soon became Mrs. Ward.
A MOTHER-IN-LAW IN THE CASE.
They took the afternoon train for Jack
sonville, and the accounts vary about the
proceedings on the train. Some were to
the effect that he acknowledged to his
mother-in-law that his name was not Ward,
Irat Adams, and that she threatened
him with the penitentiary if he
attempted to run off. Others say that
he became alarmed at the consequences of
his act, as it was hinted that he ha/1 another
wife elsewhere, and attempted to leave the
train and escape, but that the traditional
fear of the motner-in-law kept him in sub
jection. Anyway he kept on the train, and
as the train rolled into the Jacksonville
depot two officers stepped up to him, calling
him Adams, and said -they wanted
him for the St. Augustine robbery. There
was a scene, of course, the young
wife of a few hours falling into a dead
faint, while her mother attempted to help
her, and tongue-lash her son-in-law at
the same time. He was taken to jail,
and several days after carried to St. Augus
tine, and finally on some technicality he was
HE COMES TO SAVANNAH.
His wife had meanwhile became reconciled
to him and it was mostly through her ef
forts In securing him counsel that he
escaped. He returned to Jacksonville, an/ft
for a short while remained quietly at home.
But the demon of unrest, or some other
equally dominant spirit,soon started him off
into other troubles. Thursday night, Sep
tember 1, he left Jacksonville on the even
ing train on the Savannah, Florida and
Western railroad, aud arrived in Savannah
Friday morning. He went to the Screven
House and registered as Q. A. Dra
ton, Atlanta, Ga., and was assigned to
room 18. He suid that he registered in that
manner so as to avoid any notoriety on the
Florida affair. He walked up Drayton
street and took his alias for the nonce from
that, but his spelling having been somewhat
neglected, probably he forgot to use a “y” in
SEVERAL SAFES SPOTTED.
His adventures while here read like a ro
mance, and his account is strictly ad
hered to in the following: He is a
shoemaker by trades accustomed to work
on shoe machines, ami thought he could get
a job here. Finding he could not, he made
up his mind to leave for Charleston that
night (Friday), but missed his way to the
depot and came out upon the Purk. Here
he met and becamo acquainted with two
men, named George Walker and
Weldon. The former claimed to be a shoe
maker also. After a long conversation,
during which Ward told them he was /lead
broke, they .suggested that he join
them. Walker said he ha/1 worked on safes
some, and hail turned cracksman. He fur
ther /aid that if Ward would help them he
would receive a good share of tho spoils.
Ward says he refused to join them. They
still continued the talk, and Walker told of
a safe in a candy and cracker manufactur
ing store that he knew had some money in
it, and also mentioned several wholesale
places he thought would be profitable places
SENDINO OFF THE PLUNDER.
Ward then returned to the Screven House,
and for some reason determined to remain
a few days longer, probably enjoying the
change of "fare. Ho saw infilling or the two
men till Monday morning, when Walker
met him and told him they had struck it
rich. He then asked Warn if he would
agree to take the plunder and ship it to N<*w
York for them, from somo outside town,
it they would give him 30 per cent,
commission. Ho agreed to this,
and the two walked out Habersham
street to Bolton, and then on the railroad
track to a point near tho junction of the Sa
vannah, Florida and Western and the
Charleston and Savannah railroads. Here
Weldon was found, and the Jetuff was shown
hidden under a log and covered with leaves,
some 400 yards from the track. After some
talk it was agreed that Ward should get the
l/ooty in the afternoon and ship it to Flor
ence. This ho did by express Monday
night, sending it to “J. B. Warner, Flor
ence, 8. C.” He then enclosed the express
receipt and scut it by mail to the same ad
THE TRIP TO FLORENCE.
In the evening he heard of tho robbery
and was greatly frightened. He bought
his ticket at the office on Bull street and
went immediately to the train. He naively
added that as ho hod not enough money to
pay his board at the hotel and buy a ticket
too, and he preferred the ticket. Onboard
the train he saw Walker, but he kept away
from him, as he was somewhat
intoxicated, and hod come near being ar
rested at the depot. As the train slacked
up at the junction Weldon lumped on board,
with ii kit of burglar’s tools in a black sat
chel. Weldon asked tho eondubtor if the
train stopj/ed nt Yemaaee or Allendale, mid
he was told no. The three did not xjienk to
one another on the train for fear of dis
covery. At Charleston he missed
Weldon, but Walker went on to
Florence, where they arrived Tuesday.
Walker gave him directions where to find
him, but he did not see him again. Ward's
story of his capture at Florence wus sub
stantially tlie same as that already given in
A POP-EYED CRACKSMAN.
Ward, or Adams, or whatever may bo Ins
true name, seems a queer mixture of inno
cence and fraud, of candor und duplicity.
He is of medium height, well knit frame,
with somewhat dark features. He is “pop
eyed,” the white of his eyes show
ing to a remarkable extent, the
pupils dilating as he becomes agitated
or nervous. The color of tho eyo is Tirown.
He wtsirs a long black moustache, und u
fortnight's growth of beard hides his cheeks
und chin. In speaking bis maimer is very
nervous, tho wyes rolling restlessly and anon
resting on l Is- poison spikcii to, us if to note
tin* effect of any statement. He toll*
Munchausen tain* with u nonehalaucc that
is refreshing this hot weather. While
admitting hi* connection with the gang ms
outlined in this story, lie disclaim* any
wrong doing whatever To the report*ir he
admitted his marriage in Jacksonville, hut
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1887.
a part of his story differed materially from
the tale he related to the Sheriff.
THE CONTENTS OF HIS BOX.
By liis own showing he has been in many
bad scrapes, and he seemed not at all dis
composed in relating them. Tho only time
he displayed any reeling was when his de
serted wife was alluded to. To the Sheriff,
however, he said he was not
married The box that lie at
tempted to send from Florence to New York
contained seventy-seven gold pens, forty
gold penholders, sMnt of gold pencils and
six iipera glasses. The box was addressed
to "Charles Whitney, care 0. Holman, 228
Bowery, New York." Inside of it was a
letter to the same person. It gave a full
account of the burglar}- of Davis Bros.’
store, and requested C. Whitney to wire
“dust" to J. B. Warner, at Florence. The
signature was "George.”
AFTER THE ACCOMPLICES.
G. W. Walker. one of the accomplices, is
said to be about 38 years old, five feet nine
inches in height, humpbacked very slightly,
aud with a very narrow, hatchet face and
dark features. His left thumb is slightly
injured. Weldon is said to be slight
ly shorter in height, dark complexion,
and a scar on the left side of his nose;
medium long brown moustache; at out 30
years old; intelligent and well dressed.
Sheriff Ronan is after them loth, and in
all probability, if Ward gave a correct
description, they will be caught. It is said
that Adams belongs in Quincy. 111.
OPENING THE SEABON.
Wilson & Rankin’s Minstrels to Ap
pear This Week.
The theatrical season will lie oj/ened In're
on Wednesday evening next by Wilson &
Rankin’s Minstrels. George Wilson’s com
panies have always been good, but it is said
that the one he has on the road this season
excels by far any be has ever taken
out. He himself is the best minstrel on the
stage to-day in his lino, and he has with
him Schoolcraft ami Coos, and a number of
other well-known people He haw abolished
the old semi-circle olio as an opening,
and runs in a number of
new features as an introduction,
including the garden scene, the balloon as
cension, and the Adam’s clog. The show
haw been playing to crowded hot mow, and has
been well received everywhere it has ap
Ten arrests were made yesterday and up to
1:30 o’clock this morning, all for disorderly
conduct. W. H. Pliefer was arrested at 9:40
this evening for assaulting James Sullivan
on the Tybee railroad. There seem to be
two versions of the trouble. One is to the
effect that Mr. Pleifer was somewhat “mel
low,” and the boys made fun of him. As
they would not stop he tried to throw Sulli
van out of the car window. The other is
that the boys were Ringing and he took um
brage thereat anil attempted to stop them
by violent measures.
Maj. A. L. Hartridgo and wife left the
city Saturday for Asheville, N. C., to spend
a short vacation.
Air. John Carrswell has come to Savan
nah, from Augusta, to accept a position un
der Mr. G. A. Whitehead.
Rev. E. Cafferty returned to the city yes
terday on the steamship City of Augusta,
which arrived from New York.
E. E. Stults, Esq., was a passenger on the
steamship Citv of Augusta, which arrived
yesterday morning from New York.
Capt. H. C. Cunningham was among the
passengers on the steamship City of Au
gusta, from New York, which arrived yes
Among the arrivals at the Harnett House
yesterday were: D. G. Drew, W. 11. John
son, South Carolina; J J. Hirschfteld, B.
H. Wrightman, H. E. Stallings, New York;
R. B. Davis and wife, T. G. Snyder, Mil
waukee, Wis.; G. G. Talbird, R. G. Watts,
Macon; S. Cotnor, Tallahassee, Fla.; F. W.
Sherer, 11. M. Hutson, C. Lillenthal, Jr.,
Charleston, 8. C.; C. W. Hicks, Milieu,; H.
J. Seetnan and wife, J. L. Brannen, Geor-
Sn; D. C. Willis, Knoxville, Tenn.; R. H.
utter. Fx-ank Haygood, Bainbridge.
At the Screven House were Jos. Lee,
Philadelphia; D. M. Hughes, Georgia; C.
J. Neugaurd, California; W. Shere, Jas. F.
Knapp, A. Muller, J. H. Partridge, New
York: Jerry Dickson, New Orleans; R.
Morrison, Jr., Florida; J. H. Haddon, T.
H. Howe, New York; D. B. Marshall, A.
At the Pulaski House were Walter Wil
kins, Jr., Trenton, N. J.; Harry T. Burke,
Washington, D C.; C. F. Forsyth, New
York; J 7 G. Carpenter, Louisa, Va.; W. H.
Bennett, Albany; Ziby Bennett, New York;
T. Laurence and wife", Brunswick; George
W. Wilson, Frederick, Md.; John Morrissy
W. J. Jarvis, T. V. Cox, New York;
W. T Phillips, Boston. Mass.; Z. H. Pow
ers, Washington, D. C.; M. Z. Callahan,
Augusta; A. Jopp, L. J. Haisley, Chi
cago ; L. O. Kruge, Spring Park.
At the Marshall House wore G. Dial,
James Fox, Troy. N. Y.; E. Burdett, Rugs
ville; George B. Hack. Rocky Ford; H. 8.
Fraser, WT B. Smith, Walterboro; John
Jones, Atlanta; A. P. Sito, Charleston; P.
J. Garvoy, F. P. Cqlcock, E. E. Laßunsail
ein, Coosaw; J. V. Wallace, Miss Georgia
E. Fowler, Abe Livingston, Charleston; J.
T. Theus, steamer Ethel; Leo R. Battle,
Hackton; 11. Karger, Jacksonville; Bert
Davis, Wilson & Rankin’s Minstrels; A. B.
Addison, Bouth Carolina; Abe Simon, Mon
ticello, Fla.; E. Barnes, Florida Railway
and Navigation railroad.
Thore are now in port seven tramps wait
ing for tho “fleecy staple”—four at the
wharves and three in the offing.
Photographs were maxle Saturday of the
front of the custom house and the new
custom house wharf by Mr. Cook. It is a
rule that these photographs shall be made
every quarter in tho year.
Letters were received Saturday, dated on
Friday, saying that Mr. Momruiuger con
tinued to improve by degrees, and that his
symptoms were better than before, and that
the hope was that he may eventually re
Jerry Chisholm, a colored man, in the em
ploy or the Charleston and Savannah rail
way, was taken to the City Hospital Satur
day with a eomixnmd fracture of the leg.
He whs working oil the Sea island branch,
near Ruvenel’s, when some lumber fell on
Ins leg aud broke It. The fracture was set
by Dr. Buchanan.
Rome time ago a firm in King street ail
dressed a letter to a young man who was in
their debt, threatening to put his name on
the dealers’ protective list if his long-stand
ing account with them was not paid. Tho
letter brought the following original aud
For cash I always bay.
For credit I do not try,
So put me on the list.
Pm sure I'll not he missed.
And I’ll pay you in the sweet bye and bye.
An effort will be made to get the fun mux
Busch Zouaves to visit Charleston during
the coming fall festival, and should their
engagements iiermit it is prnhnhJo that they
will come. The Zouaves are probably tho
most |>erfectly disciplined mid drilled mili
tary company in tho world. Their exhibi
tion drills are simply wonderful aud cannot
lw described. Should they visit Charleston
during the gala week and give an exhibi
tion drill, as they doubtless will, they wiki
attract thousands of spectators.
An election for Major of the Second Bat
talion was held Saturday night by the Sum
ter Guards uud Carolina Rifles, the 1 wooom-
IxuiicM constituting the battalion. The elec
tion took place at the Battalion Armory, iu
Hudson street, and ramified in the unani
mous choicoor Capt. B. H. Rutledge, Jr.,
the |ipular coinmatblar of the Carolina
Rifle* Tim position liom l**'ii variant slmv
last March, when Maj. Hard was compelled
toi'e.ign 'll account of the pressure or lml
-ik*k. 8. ie/' that time Copt. Rutledge has
been Ac >; Major, being the senior Cuplain
of the but 'lion
SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Dashes Here and There by the News
Reporters Yesterday’s Happenings
Told in Brief Paragraphs— Pickings at
DeKalb Lodge No. 9,1. O. O. F., meet
Calanthe Lodge No. 38, K. of P., will
meet this evening.
The Germany Friendly Society will meet
this evening in Tui ners' Hall.
The Southern Mutual Loan Association
will hold its regular meeting at Metropoli
tan Hall this evening.
Rt. Patrick’s T. A. B. Society will meet in
its hall at 9 a. in., and at 3:30 p. m. to
attend the funerals of the late members,
James Nolan, and Richard Grant.
The steamship City of Augusta arrived
yesterday from New York. This is her first
I appearance in some time, she having been
laid up and thoroughly overhauled for the
Representative Peter Reilly was in the
city yesterday, and in speaking of matters
at Atlanta, said that the bill to incorporate
tho First Volunteer Regiment of Georgia
will be reported favorably by the Commit
tee on Military Affairs this morning.
An election of officers of Canton Chat
ham No. 1, was caused by the promotion of
Capt. David Porter to the position of Major
of the First Battalion of Georgia, and the
result was as follows: J. W. Jackson, Cap
tain; A. B. Brooks, Lieutenant; J. A. Pear
Tho steamers of the Ocean Steamship
Company are now carrying a large amount
of cotton which is being shipped coastwise
to go foreign instead of direct. This is
'•aused by the earliness of the new crop and
the large amount under contract, to be de
livered on the other side by Oct. 1, the
tramps being rather slow in getting here
in time for its delivery for that date.
The new La France steam fire engine was
taken out Saturday afternoon on South
Broad street, steam was raised and the
engine worked for a short time to get it
into trim for to-day’s test. The trial will
be in Reynold’s Square, St. Julian and Con
gress streets. It will be a thorough one in
all respects and will prove the capacity of
the engine. There is one engine of "this
make now in the city and two others have
been rebuilt by the company.
THOMPSON’S BOOKS CORRECT.
They Fail to Show a Shortage—Evi
dences of Neglect, But Nothing
There were a great many rumors afloat on
the street last night concerning the sudden
disappearance of Tiney B. Thompson, but
none of them could bo traced to an
authentic source. Mr. J. J. McDon
ough was seen at his residence last
night, and he stated that he bad
completed the investigation of the hooks
and had found nothing wrong with the
money. “I find evidence of his neglect of
business,” he said, “but there is nothing
wrong with the money. In many instances
he had failed to make a proper disposition
of the |iai>ers. Specifications and things of
that kind ho stuffed into a pigeon hole in
stead of turning them over to the proper
clerk to be recorded. Then, too, ho would
send orders to the mills without making
memoranda of them in the order book.
They were copied like all letters in the let
ter book, and we checked up the order book
with that, but thev did not show up on the
order book as they should have done.
Mistakes, and the results of his recent care
lessness are plenty, hut we have gone
through the books and they do not show
any shortage of money. ”
“Then he could not have taken away
“No, nothing but the small amount that
has been mentioned, but if he had called for
the settlement of the affairs of the concern—
a wiuding up of the firm—he could have
got more than that.”
“How about the amount with the Savan
nah Bank and Trust Company?”
“Well, it is true that Thompson opened
that account without mv consent, but it
was all business. When he told me he had
been elected a director in the Savannah
Bank and Trust Company I told him to ac
cept the position if he wanted to, but to re
member that I never wanted an account
with that bank. He opened the account in
my absence, but the account is all business.’
Mr. McDonough, have you any idea why
Thompson left, or have you any theory?’’
“None in the world. I cannot conceive
why he should have done such a thing. His
prospects were bright and his home happy,
and I can form no idea why he should have
gone off as he has. The trouble with Tiney
was that he was trying to run
too many things. He wanted
to manage the pigeon shooting,
the dramatic club, the base l>all, the lumber
business, and I don’t know what all. If he
had lopped off the pigeon shooting and tho
other side issues, I don’t think he would have
had any trouble.”
Nothing further has been heard from him
and no one has yet any idea where he has
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
Dublin Gazette: Col. John M. Stubbs has
just returned from a visit to the point on this
line when*grading is going on. He seems
fully satisfied with the progress of the work.
Carpenter, Grant, Muhdv & Cos., the large
contractors, have over 7UO hands upon the
work and are pushing it with such vigor
thut the first fifty miles will be completed in
a few days and the entire force put to work
upon the next fifty-mile section. Engineer
Blanford has a line corps now at work
near Excelsior, making certain changes in
the line, whicli work will be completed in a
few days. Carpenter, Grant, Muady & Cos.
are advertising for 1,000 more good hands,
and are offering #1 35 per day for all good
laborers. Everything seems to be moving
along as nicely as could be desired, and the
indications no w point to the fact that Dub
linites will not have much longer to wait
for a railroad.
Augusta News: Col Fleming Gardner,
ohief engineer of the Atlantic Coast Line,
of Wilmington, N. C., is spending a few
days with friends in Edgefield, 8. C. Col.
Gardner Is very hopeful of an early com
pletion of the Manchester and Augusta
branch of the Atlantic Coast Lin/'. The
contractors are tho same as they are for
the A. and R. branch of the W. and R,
road, and they havo been necessarily de
layed from pushing the M. and A. rood to
this point, but will commence in a few days
with renewed energy and push the road
from Sumter to Orangeburg, thence west
to Blackvitle and will enter Augusta from a
point near the mouth of Horse Creek. The
Beech Island route is rattier mountainous
and will require too much grading. The
company do not wish to lie detained, but is
coining to Augusta and havo an indrqicnd
ent line to Wilmington, N. C., where cotton
can l/c shipped as easily as to nuurer souport
towns. Tne distance from Augusta to blun
ter over the Coast Line will lie 110 miles, by
the old route 135 miles.
In the Whole Hideous Catalogue
of disease*, there were none which, previous to
the discovery of lli/stutter's (Stomach Bitters,
offered more formidable resistance to the old
fashioned inode* of treatment than the group of
maladies which, under the collective name of
malarial disease afflicted entire communities t hat
suffered hopelessly. Chills and fever, dumb
ague, ague euke and billons remittent were
oikv rognrdod as well nigh Incurable. Now it
rejoioM the hearts of thousands who reside In
distrlets pertodlcally subject to the visitation of
malurta, to fee) certain that In the lUtlei-s iliey
possess a certain di tense against the scourge, a
sure means of expelling u |>i*on from the sys
tem To the settler In the fat- Weal, the new
imlgra nt thither, and to travelem and tourist*
by land and see the |Ksweselon of this pleaeati'
safeguard Is u guaranty at safety from diw-sees
whirii t bey might vainly teak from any other
Special indications for Georgia •-
FAIR Slightly cooler, fair weather, light
Ito fresh winds, generally easterly.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Sept. 11,1887, and the mean of same day for
Departure j Total
Mean Temperature from the I Departure
for 15 years Sept. 11, 'B7. -i- or Jan. ), 1887.
~7tTo | 70 0 0.0 j - 493 0
Comparative rainfall statement:
~ _ | I _ . i Departure 1 Total
Mean Daily Amount from the I Departure
Amount for for . Mean SUiee
10 Years. Sept.ll, 87.) _ or _ jj an . 1,1887.
7-8 ! Too I- 18 1 -10.03
Maximum temperature 84.0. minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta tirnei
was (1 6 feet—a fall of 0.2 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing ti p. m., Sept. 11 1887. 75th Meridian
P:snicra 1 Average.
>l“-l Min - I^**o
- - tiona Tcm ‘ j Te,nl) fa “
1. Wilmington 8 86 66 .00
2. Charlfwiton 7 88 68 .00
3. Augusta 11 SO 66 .00
4. Savannah 8 92 70 .00
6. Atlanta 12 92 64 .00
6. Montgomery 7 92 68 .00
7. M0bi1e..*.... 7 98 72 .07
8. New Orleans. 3 96 72 .00
9. Galveston 19 94 72 .00
10. Vicksburg 4 96 76 *T
11. Little Rock 12 98 68 *T
12. Memphis 19 96 70 T
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Sept. 11, 3:86 p. m.. city time.
■Portland . SO. ...I Clear.
Boston MS E Clear,
Block Island 58 S E Fair.
New York city ... 58 E I .04|Raining.
Philadelphia 60 E .. .30 Raining.
Detroit 88 .... Cloudy.
Fort Buford 72 S E Clear.
St. Vincent 58 S ; Clear.
Washington city.. 66 El, .04 Cloudy.
Norfolk 78 E jl2 .02 Clear.
Charlotte 70 E ! ;Clear.
Hatteras 76 S Clear.
Wilmington ?4jS E Clear.
Charleston 78|S E 8 Clear.
Augusta 76 8 E dear.
Savannah 74'S E| 6 Clear
Jacksonville 76 N E Clear.
Cedar Keys 80 N El 10 Clear.
Key West 82 1 E 18.... Fair.
Atlanta 78 S E 1 8 Clear.
Pensacola 82! S !10 Clear.
Mobile 80(8 E 6 Clear.
Montgomery 84|8 Ei 6 .... Clear.
Vicksburg 84!.... I Clear.
New Orleans 84|S El 6 Cloudy.
Shreveport 84'S E Clear.
Fort Smith 82 S E doudy.
Galveston 82; S 8 Clear.
Corpus Christ! 84’S ElB Clear.
Palestine 80) S 10 ... Clear.
Knoxville 78SW Fair.
Nashville 84;S E Fair.
Indianapolis 54|S E.. 06 Fair.
Cincinnati 6U N E T* Cloudy.
Pittsburg 64l N .. 38 Raining.
Buffalo 56 S K.. *T Raining.
Cleveland 58l E .. 04Cloudy.
Marquette 52j 8 jClear.
Chicago 60 8 E Cloudy.
Duluth 541 N dear.
St. Paul 60|S E Cloudy.
Davenport 611S E.. dear.
Cairo 80 T* doudy.
St. Louis 721N E dear.
Leavenworth... . 66 E dear.
Omaha 66[8 E Cloudy.
Yank tou 64|SE doudy.
Btemarck 64 i E dear.
Cheyenne 641 S I Cloudy.
North Platte 66 E MRaining.
Dodge City 76|s E I Clear.
Santa Fe. 6g|NW .. ,46 Rainlng.
♦T denotes trace of rainfall.
U. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
A Practical Father’s Opinion.
From the Arkansaw Traveler.
Anxious Chicago Father (to friend) —I
fear that my son will never amount to any
“I heard,” the friend consolingly replied,
“that, he bad writtena magnificent criticism
on the school of American realism.”
“Oh, yes he did that, but he sold a cow
for #lO when he might just as well have got
Wells’ “Health Kenewer” restores health
and vigor, cures dyspepsia, impotence, ner
vous debility. For weak men, delicate worn -
Wells’ Hair Balsam.
If grav, restores to original color. An
elegant dressing, softens and beautifies. No
oil or grease. A tonic Restorative. Stops
hair coming out; strengthens, cleanses,
heals scalp. 50c.
"Rough on Piles.”
Why suffer piles* Immediate relief and
complete cure guaranteed. Ask for “Rough
on Piles.” Suce cure for Itching, protrud
ing, bleeding or any form of Piles. 50c. At
druggists or moiled.
Savannah and Tyboe Railway Com
pany-Change of Schedule.
The change of schedule which goes into
effect to-day is a most admirable one for
the season, and shortens the running time
between the city and island fifteen minutes.
The trains leave the city for the island at
9:30 a. m. and 3 p. ni., and. returning,
leavo the island at 11 a. m. and 5:45 p. in.,
on standard time. Visitors have either a
whole day on the island or, by afternoon
train, two hours for strolling upon the
beach, and returning to the city in time for
supper. September, October and Novein-
Imr are the most delightful months at Tyliee,
and the numbers who (lock there dady bear
testimony to this, and the change ol' sched
ule is expected to increase the number of
visitors. Railway communication will be
kept up with the island all winter, and
hotels be open for guests.
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
northeusl corner of Congress and Whitaker
Gloria, wears better than silk, for $2 50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip $3 SO, Ginghams from
$1 upward, all selling low to show our
I nitrons that we have moved to the north
east corner of Congress and Whitaker
Boys’ Knee Pants for 25c.
Iron-dad pants, ages 4 to 12, the Famous
New York Clothing House is selling for‘2sc.
a pair in order to show the boys their now
store, northeast, corner Congress and Whit
aker streets. ______
Collars and Hosiery for gents at surpris
ing prices, to dear out, at B. H. Levy &
The Jaeger System.
Underwear and Oversldrts exhibited by
us have no superiors in quality and are
offered at reasonable prices B. 11. Levy &
Bros., 1(11 ('ongroev
Neckwear In great variety, but getting
out of seoeou, low down at B. 11. Levy Si
ROYAL BMIiQ P9WBESL
Free from Lime and Absclutsly Pure.
The Royal Baking Powder is made from Cream of Tartar
specially refined and prepared for its use by patent processes, by
which the Tartrate of Lime is totally eliminated.
This highly important result has been attained only with
great care, labor and expense. In money alone a quarter of a
million dollars has been invested in patents, machinery and ap
pliances by which the crude Cream of Tartar, being procured
direct from the wine districts of Europe, and subjected in this
country to these exclusive processes, is rendered entirely free,
not only from the objectionable Tartrate of Lime, but from
other foreign substances.
This adds greatly to the cost of manufacturing Royal
Baking Powder; but, as all its other ingredients are selected
and prepared with the same precise care and regardless of labor
or expense, an article is produced that is entirely free from any
extraneous substance and chemically pure in all respects.
No lime, earth, alum or impurity of any kind can, by inad
vertence or by the use of adulterated articles or otherwise, be
introduced into the “Royal,” and it contains no ingredients
except those certified by the most eminent chemists necessary
to make a pure, wholesome and perfect baking powder.
It costs more to manufacture the Royal Baking Powder
than any other, but it is, as shown by chemical analysis, the
oniy absolutely pure Baking Powder made.
Royal is the only Baking Powder made that is free from
both lime and alum.
OFFICIAL MORTUARY REPORT
Of the City of Savannah for the Week End
ing Friday, Sept. O, 18S7.
Whites. 1 Bl'ks&CTd
Hanses of Death over Un Over | Un
causes ot Deatn. ,j er i 0 10 jaer 10
M. F. M. F.j >l. F.iM. F.
Brain, congestion of 1
Brain, softening of 1
Catarrh, intestinal 1 ...
Cholera infantum r...
Cholera morbus 1 ... 1...
Debility 1 1
Diarrhoea, chronic 1...
Dropsy of chest 1
Dropsy, general 2
Emphysema of lungs 1
Fever, malarial l
Heart, valvular 1
Marasmus 1 1
Pneumonia, typhoid I I*
Stomach, ulcera'n of. ... 1
Trismus Nascentium 1
Total 4 . 2. .. 5 6! 4 5
Deaths in city—Whites, 6; blacks and col
ored, 19; total, 25; premature births, whites 1;
railroad accident, one colored male adult.
Exclusive of stillbirths, blacks and colored, 1.
Whites. I Colored. I ri
Ages. -i S
j J SV MJJPUS;
Under 1 year 2 1; 3 6
Between 1 and 2 years I 1 1
Between 2 and 5 years 3 1 4
Between 10and 20years 1 2 3
Between 8f and 40 years 2 3 1 16
Between 40 and 50 years 1 I 1
Betw'een 50 and 60 years l! I 1 2
Between 60 and 70 years 1 1
Between 70 and 80 years j I 1 1
Total 2 4 | 9| 10(25
Population- Whites. 26,675; blades and col
ored, 19,111; total, 46,786.
Aunuai ratio per 1,000 population for week
whites, 11.6; blacks and colored. 51.9.
J. T. McKARL/VNI>, M. D.,
Back into our old quarters, and it feels
like home. We’ve been pent up long enough
and feel like spreading ourselves. Come
and see us; we have a regular palace, ami
looks as neat 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 t he confidence our friends
and patrons have placed in us for selling
only the finest grades of Watches, Jewelry,
Silverware, etc., of which we have an at
tractive assortment. We always carry the
largest line of first water Diamonds in the
State. M. Sternberg,
157 Broughton street.
and Summer Neckwear going a begging at
B. H. Levy & Bros’., 101 Congress street.
We take great pleasure in announcing to
our friends, and the public in genera', that
we have opened a Special Custom Depart
ment, which will lie conducted under our
own personal supervision. We are now
reailv, and have on hand a full line of Fall
and Winter Samples, to which we call spiv
cial attention, particularly to styles, fabrics
and prices. This will enable such parties
that wear extra and odd sizes to have their
clothing made to measure with very little
extra cost. We guarantee a fit in every in
stance or no sale. To those who intend hav
ing their fall and winter clothing mode by
us, we would respectfully ask them to place
their ordei-s early. Very respectfully,
Appel & Schaul, One Price Clothiers,
163 Congress street, opposite market.
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show a nice
selection for early fall wear, also full Over
coats. They are nicer and prices lower
than ever, to show our customers that we
have removed to the northeivd corner Con-
Sress and Whitaker streets. The Famous
ew 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.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to #2 per day. Try
it and bo convinced.— host on Ho me Jour
Before buying Hams or Breakfast Bacon
price those at Htrauss Bros.’
Have an Bye Open
for surprises in our approaching fashiona
ble Fall .Suit*, and Gents’ Furnishings. In
the mean time summer goods are almost
free. B H. Levy & Bros., Ifil Congress.
Hummer ITuderwear very cheap at B. H.
lievv & Bros’.
LUDDEN A 11 *
jjj PRETTY GIRLS
OULD not come to Savannah,
but we have succeeded in se
curing 200 Pictures of each of
them, and we offer for the next
few days in full panel size at the
extremely low price of
10 fats M.
Hebrew New Year Cards.
Immense stock and low prices.
Early selection secures choicest
Special packages containing 20
sheets, assorted colors, just in,
sell for 20 cents a package. Only
1 cent a sheet. Hope to see you.
Liiddcn & Rates S. M. R.
_ FTRMTIRt AM) CARPETS.
We are now displaying the most
magnificent line of Furniture and
Carpets ever offered to the people of
Savannah, and warrant prices equal
to same grade in New York.
Our stock is larger and better se
lected than can be found anywhere
in the South.
A large invoice of fresh, new,
stylish and perfectly elegant Carpets,
Oil Cloths, Lace Curtains, etc., im
ported direct from the best English
manufacturers. Just think of it
genuine English Tapestries at 60
cents. We have them in stock, and
the prices of all our goods are in pro
portion. We are the regulators of
low prices, and a visit to our extensive
warerooms will convince you.
A.J. MILLER & CO,-
148, 150 and 152 Brouuhtnn St
■■ Z 2
Our MR. Ij. E. DAVIS has juafc returned front
the Northern markets, where he purchased an
unusually choice line of goods. New styles and
WRITING PAPERS AND ENVELOPES;
Gold Pons and Pencils,
Also Moran ELEGANT PIANOS, In new and
('all and see tut.