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copv of “a confession,” which Green gave
to Whittaker on the trip to Manatee village.
The original is in Green’s own handwriting,
and shows excellent penmanship. The
whole style and language of this man not
only shows him to have been
an intelligent person, but also
wanting in of every spark of
human feeling, and taken with what ho
stated to Whittaker on the way to Manatee,
and indeed to others, indicates a nature so
utterly depraved as to stand by itself in the
record of enormity. He said that when he
went back and found his wife still alive
that she looked so sweet and tender, with
her eyes upturned to him in supplication and
entreaty, aud calling him the children’s pet
name, "Darling papa, don't kill me,” and
that not being satisfied with striking her
again, thud after thud, with tho butt of the
cruel hatchet, he took the chisel, which had
been sharpened for the purpose,
and placed it where there was
a little hollow formed by tho
joining of breast and throat and laying on
the jugular vein struck it a heavy blow with
the hatchet until it went deep down into her
white neck and breast. He told Whittaker
he could tell him things a great deal more
horrible than that in connection with the
matter if he wished to hear it, hut Whitta
ker told him he was already sickened, and
did not wish to hear any more. He took a
time when the babv was lying in its moth
er’s arms, and not being satisfied with tak
ing the edge of the hatchet for his nnlan
guaged crime, to refine the cruelty, he must
needs use the butt of the hatchet, to break
and pound their skulls.
DELOS GREEN, WITH HIS PRETTY, INTELLI
GENT YOUNG WIFE
and a baby, came to Manatee county about
four years ago and purchased luud and
settled in the Abbie neighborhood, having
moved here through inducement* of C. E.
Abbie, who was at that time agent of the
Immigration Bureau. He came from East
or West Avon, N. Y., and it is stated by
some of his neighbors that his father was
wealthy, but had recently met with finan
cial difficulties which caused Delos to be
come dejected and despondent, as ho hud
expected for a long time money from his
father to aid him in improving his place.
His neighbors noticed his manner, but
simply thought that his troubles arose from
financial embarrassment, out of which he
would work himself as he was very indus
trious, and physically able to do any kind
M. Hoover, his nearest neighbor, bears
out the truth of Green’s confession that he
and his wife never quarreled, but really
lived in peace and agreement, anil he ap
peared to be devoted to her, even aiding her
with the cooking and washing. From what
he first told Hoover after his terrible crime,
he seemed to have a mania that his wife and
children would soon come to want. He
had just sold his land to the Florida Mort
gage and Investment Company for SSOO,
and the money was in the house at the time
of the murder. He and family were to have
returned North this week, and a part of his
things hail been forwarded to the ware
house in Manatee.
Green was a splendid type of manhood,
and was very fine-looking, had a pleasant,
open expression, and was rather soft anil
persuasive in his conversation. He was
very popular with his neighbors, and his
wife was a groat favorite among her lady
acquaintances. The fearful slaughter of
Green’s family, by his own hands, and his
own tragic end, have completely appalled
the whole community, and nothing else can
be talked of. The following is the confes
sion alsive alluded to, written by Green
CONFESSION OF DELOS R. GREEN.
•‘I was born of Christian parents, and
taught to'regard the Bible. But at a vary
early age my passions got the mastery over
me, and led me to commit every crime
named in the law to the Jews. Since
coming to maturity 1 have been under the
influence and effects of my early excesses,
though unwilling to acknowledge my weak
nesses. I loved my wife, but my bad habits
caused me to make her miserable. I had
been praying to God for wisdom, and at last
He showed me where I had failed. Then I
was seized with remorse for past misdeeds
Sly early bad habits had haunted me all
through my life, and when I began to re
flect on what my life had been I wanted
to put my poor wife and children out
of their misery. I gave way to this
feeling, and along with it was despondency
over past misdeeds and worry over the
future. 1 murdered my wife and children
against my wife's entreaties. I had no
mercy on them because I wished to put
them*out of their misery. I left my wifo
for dead, but when I returned to the bouse
I found she had got upon tho bed and was
still alive. She enllod me “darling papa,”
but knowing what I had done 1 still held to
my purpose to put them out of misery and
f tabbed her again while she called on God.
then washed up some of the blood from
the floor, changed my clothes and left the
house. My wife was a noble, God-fearing
woman, and she taught our children to
pray to God. My i>ast life hail
been so wretched in the light of
reflection that I did not want my poor
children to endure anything of the kind. I
believe in God’s word" entirely; 1 murdered
my wife and children without mercy, and I
beg that you will have no mercy on me. No
one can lie a Christian who does not take
the Bible as a whole. I was proud, which
caused me to conceal my sins, but they
have found mo out at last. There is no one
to blame for my end but myself. My crime
Is entirely the result of not controlling my
rsions. In my youth I had always tried
l>e kind to my wife. There was no
quarreling between us, and I never struck
her before. My crime is but the lit end of a
life that has been wicked, while a regard for
appearances had kept me from showing out
my true nature. 1 had tried to serve God,
but it was only a half way service. Mv
deed in my present light is tho most cruel
crime ever committed, worthy only of a
savage. My wife was holding and nursing
her baby. My boy stood near and askcxl
what I was doing to mamma. I struek her
down, and then struck him, sitting the
baby upon the floor. Then 1 struck the
baby. 1 pray that by suffering death by
law I may atone for some of my past.”
Saru Kota is indeed a “bloody ground,”
some of the most revolting murders of
modern times having been committed in
that neighborhood within the past few
years. A few years ago an invalid cut his
throat with a razor; then Reilly had his
brains shot out and his throat cut; then
Abbie bad his brains shot out and his Ikxlj
carried to sea and thrown to the sharks;
then Bartholomew, one of the gang, fell
from a tree and broke his back, from which
lie died; then this Green tragedy and
Greens own killing, complete the series up
(O the present tef®. E. M. G.
SPEED AT SHEEPSHEAD.
One of the Horsey Bursts a Blood Ves
sel in His Brain.
New York, Sept. 14.—Following Is a
Summary of to-day’s events at Sheepshcad
First Rack— All ages. Cyclops won, with
Harry Russell second and Pericles third. Time
1:80. Brittannlc burst a blood vessel in his
Second Race— Handicap for three-year-olds
and upward; one mile. Florence M. won, with
Maggie Mitchell second and Banner Bearer
tuird. Time 1:46.
Third Back—Great Pastern handicap for a
year-olds. Three-quarters of a mile. Itaceland
won in a gallop by eight lengths, with (loorge
Oyster second and (iaHlfet third. Timel:l6tj.
Fifth Race- For 8-year-olds and upwards.
Selling allowances, mile and a quarter. I’liil
Lee won ft* he liked by eight lengths, with Curls
aims second and yueen Bess third. Time a il.
Kixtb Kaeg—For 8-year-olds and upward;
•even furlongs, on the turf. Jennie B. won,
with (ireruidter second and Initio Minnie third.
THE DONCASTER MKETINO.
Ig)NDo>t, Kept. 14.—11 l the Doncaster Kop
teiulsT meeting the race for the Kt. Is'ger
stakes was won by J, McKenna. Jr 's Kll
wurliu. with Mary llatn|iton second ami
Timothy third. There were nine starters.
Neckwear in great variety, but getting
out of season, low down at U. H. Levy A
ALL ABOUT AUGUSTA.
Two Escaped Convicts Change Their
Garb—Sale of the Katie.
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 14. —Two of tho
four convicts who cscaiied from the
Augusta and Chattanooga railroad last
1 Wednesday, yesterday entered the house of
1 Armonile Mm Dade, living a few miles be
low the city, during his absence and ex
changed their striped suits for citizens’dress.
They have not been heard from since.
Not long after tho freshet in July, which
fin'll Us I three fourths of this city and'caused
a vast deal of damage. Dr. Eugene Foster,
chairman of the Board of Health, drow up
a plan by which a levee could lie built
along the streets fronting the river, anil
prevent di 'aster from high water in the
future. This project was published
in the local papers, and at once took a hold
on the popular mind. To-day a called meet
ing of the City Council was held to hear
from Dr. Foster on the subject He made
a fine impression upon that body. At the
conclusion of his explanation of his plan an
animated discussion arose among the Coun
oilmen as 1 1 the disiiosition of the matter.
It was fienally given in charge of the Canal
Committee. This committee will examine
into the project minutely, and the agitation
will result most likely in giving Augusta a
substantial preventive from future invasion
A DISPUTE OVER A BRIDGE.
For some time there has been a dispute
between the city and the Port Royal anil
Western Carolina railroad as to the safety
of the bridge over Augusta canal, which
was yesterday demolished by a train wreck.
The Council to-day gave the company no
tice that no permanent structure
would he allowed to lie built without first
submitting the plans to the Council.
The work of clearing away the wreck of
yesterday on the Western Carolina railroad
was proceeded with to-day.
The steamer Katie, which has for somo
years been plying between Augusta and Sa
vannah, on the Savannah river, as a freight
anil passenger boat, was sold to-day, and
left this afternoon for Savannah loaded witli
750 bales of cotton. She will undergo re
pail's ut Savannah, and be put upon rivers
in Southwestern Georgia.
Yellowstone Kit gives his free enter
tainments here twice day to large audiences,
mostly of negroes.
Twelve cases came up before the Recorder
this morning, and were variously disposed
of. Henry Walker, the negro arrested yes
terday on the Augusta, Gibson and Sand -
ersville railmul as a suspicious character,
and who is thought to lx* an escajied con
vict, was given fifteen days on the chain
gang, tho idea being to hold him for future
developments. The fines imposed amounted
Dr. ,J. M. Hull, a distinguished young spe
cialist of this city, delivered a lecture on the
subject of the eye to the Normal Institute
this morning. The building was crowded
to its utmost capacity with teachers aud
Reports from the farmers throughout the
upper part of Georgiu und South Carolina,
are to the effect that the cotton crop will
fall far short of the July prospects, proba
-30 per cent. less. Rain has been needed for
some time and the top crop will not be
A CRASH AT SUGAR VALLEY.
An Open Switch Sendß a Passenger
Into a Freight Train.
Atlanta, Sept. 14. —The second section
of passenger train No. 4, which left here
last night on the Western and Atlantic road,
met with ail accident at Sugar Valley. The
passenger train ran into a freight train on
a side track. The baggage and two freight
cars are in splinters. Jack Wright,
the passenger engineer, is badly bruised
about the head. Fireman George Donnelly
had his right leg broken below the knee.
Both legs will have to bo amputated. Cato
Wyatt, the colored fireman, was scalded
and bruised slightly. George Moore, the
press messenger, is hurt.
Two Captains Make Reports After
Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 24.—L. M. Mer
ritt, who is President of the Board of Trade
and Board of Pilot Commissioners, of this
city, received the following letters today:
Ox Board British Ship Frank Carvill. i
Outside Pensacola Bah, Sept. 13, 1887. \
Mr. L. M. Merritt, President Board of Trade ,
Dear Sir—l am happy to inform you that wo
have got over the bar in safety and without
touching. I only regret that we were not
drawing more water as there was a good t ide.
William S. Chapman. Master.
On Board British Ship Frank Carvill, I
Okf Pensacola Bar. Sept. 13. 1887. (
Mr. L M. Men iff. President Board Pilot Com
missioners, Pfoim-oUi, Fla.:
Dear Sir- 1 hereby certify that my ship has
crossed over Pensacola bar drawing 43 feet aft
and Cl feet 7 inches forward, and thnt she did
not once touch bottom. Respectfully,
William 8. Chapman, Master.
The tug Echo, which left here Sunday
last for Apalachicola for the purpose of
toiving the two dredge Dints from there to
Pensacola passed off the bar yesterday
Jacksonville, Kept. 14.—There is con
siderable excitement in Jacksonville over
the action of City Collector Baya, who is
enforcing the payment of back taxes.
To-morrow is the day for forming the
State Bar Association, and a number of
prominent lawyers from all over the State
are expected to be present.
Distillers to Fight Prohibition.
Cincinnati, Sept. 14.—The Natioual Dis
tillers’ Protective Association finished its
labors to-day and was banqueted by the
local members to-night It was resolved to
make a collection of $7,500 from wholesale
dealers and an equal sum from distillers for
immediate use in Tennessee.
Mark Twain’s First Lectu re.
From the Sun Emncitteo Examiner.
“Twenty-five years ago, when I first went
to Carson,” said n well-known gentleman of
that city yesterday at a down-town hotel,
“Mark Twain was just beginning to come
to the front as a humorist. He was a quiet,
gentlemanly sort of a fellow who could tell
a good story and take his liquid potations
with the boys ami not show it much, even
if he would drink uli day.
“In those tally days most any sort of an
entertainment brought out a big crowd,
and when it was announced one day that
Mark was to deliver a lecture for the benefit
of something or other at the Episcopal
church, it was understood from the btart
that there would be a porfect crush.
“Well, Mark ascended the steps into tho
pulpit about 8 o’clock, there liemg a wholo
lot of the lioys and young women, friends
of his, as well as a good many old people in
front. Mark made n very polite bow and
then unfolded a gigantic roll of brown pa
per. People thought at first it was a big
map, but it turned out to be his lecture
written on great sheets of grocers’ brown
jiaper with an ordinary grocers’ marking
brush. After his bow he turned his back
around to the audience and craned his head
up to the lamp and thus read from the big
sheets, ns though it would be impossible for
him to see any other way.
“The lecture was on ‘The Future of Ne
vada’ and was the funniest tiling I ever
heard. He prophesied the great era of
prosperity t hat, was before us and sought to
eiimnrnge us resident* of the sagebrush re
giou liv foretelling whut appeuml to bo
Qolootuia, like talus of impossible mineral
discoveries Right on the heel* of it, how
ever, came the marvelous discoveries of
Virginia City, and then we thought he
I wasn’t so far off in his humorous prodic-
I turns. Many u time have 1 thought of that
| 1-ture of Murk Twain. It ought to have
bean published. I huve lean all his luniks
and I never saw anything lu auy of them
I better than this."
THE MOITNUNG iNEYVS; THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1887.
j THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
' A Sketch of Its History—Tho Leading
Spirits of the Convention.
From the Baltimore Sun.
The celebration during this week of tho
one hundredth anniversary of the signing of
j the constitution of the United States of
America will lead, no doubt, to n study of
that venerable document which has endured
for a century in spite of the attacks upon it
by its acknowledged friends and the support
given it at times by its professed enemies.
In view of the forthcoming celebration a
short statement of the history of the signing
of the constitution may not lie untimely,anil
may lead to its perusal by many persons
who have but a faint idea of what it really
| is anil for what it provides.
Tiie close of the revolutionary war and
the consequent removal of the causes that
had leagued together the thirteen American
colonies tor the common good threatened
for a time to defeat the very ends toward
which the history of the past ten years had
tended. In most of the new born States the
feeling against tories led to complications
difficult to settle; the confederacy was ad
mittedly weak; the older colonies were lie
coming powerful States, and with their in
crease of power arose the tendency to be
come independent of each other; new States
were springing up in the wilderness; the
rights of individual Stab* and the
nation to the vast regions of tho
West were in dispute, and the Con
gress of the Confederacy presented a
sjieetuele of a Duly powerless to annul acts
of State Legislatures contrary to it* actions,
weakened in force by State jealousies, anil
vainly struggling under the incubus of the
war cloud accumulated in bringing forth a
nation whose loosely-jointed members re
fused to uct harmoniously to settle the debt.
To the failure of the impost amendment, by
which it was sought to aid Congress in the
settling of debt troubles, anil the relielliou
of Shay’s in Massachusetts, by which the
power of Congress was clearly shown to be
weak, were probably the two events which
decided the leaders of public opinion to seek
a more perfect union. Upon the invitation
of Virginia, twelve delegates . from
five States, namely, New York, New
Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and
Virginia, met in September, 178(i, at An
napolis, and, not having power to do other
wise, discussed for four days the necessity
of strengthening the government. In ac
cordance witli a recommendation by this
meeting, which was approved by Congress
in February, 1787, the Constitutional Con
vention met in Philadelphia on May 14,
1787, but was not organized until May 25,
and the result of the debates, lasting four
months, the constitution was created. Dele
gates were present from all the thirteen
States except Rhode Island, and among
them were Rufus King, Elbriilge Gerry, of
Massachusetts; Roger Sherman, Oliver
F.llsworth, of Connecticut; Alexander Ham
ilton, Robert Yates, of New York; William
Livingston. VVillium Peterson, of New Jer
sey ; George Road, Richard Barrett, of Dela
ware; Ben Franklin, Robert Morris Gouver
neur Morris, Thomas Mifflin, of Pennsylva
nia; James McHenry, Daniel Carroll, Lu
ther Martin, of Maryland; James Madison,
Edmund Randolph, George Mason, George
Wythe, of Virginia; John Rutledge, Charles
Pinckney, of South Carolina, Alexander
Martin, Hugh Williamson, of North Caro
lina; John Langdon, of New Hampshire,
and Abraham Baldwin, of Georgia. The
sessions of the convention were private, and
tho details of the proceedings are to lie
gathered from the letters of individuals like
Yates, of New York, and Martin, of Mary
land, and the painstaking work of
Madison. George Washington, who nearly
four years before had resign
ed his commission as commander
in-chief of the American army and
had retired to private life, was again called
to the front in the service of his country and
presided over the convention. The two
plans for a union—the Virginia plan, pro
posed by Randolph, and the New Jersey
plan, proposed by Patterson—were debated
for a month. The latter, giving tho same
power in Congress tos nail States and large,
was rejected on Jure 19, and after long dis
cussion of the Virginia plan it was, with
some important modifications, and after
several compromises, I“made 1 “made the basis of the
new Constitution. Pinckney, of South Car
olina, and Hamilton, of New York, also
S resented plans of their own. A study of
tudison’s writings will give one a fair idea
of what the different plans proposed, and
the reading of' the Constitution will show
the result of the debates. On Sept. 17, 1787,
thirty-nine of tho delegates signed the Con
stitution and sixteen did not. On Sept.
28 Congress resolved to submit the constitu
tion to the several States. It was ratified
by Delaware Dec. 7, 1787; Pennsylvania,
Dec. 12, 1787; Now Jersey, Dec. 18, 1787;
Georgia, Jan. 2, 1788- Connecticut, Jan. 9,
1788; Massachusetts, Feb. 6, 1788; Maryland,
April 28, 1788; South Carolina, May 23,
1788; New Hampshire, June 21, 1788; Vir
ginia, June ’25, 1788; New York, July 26,
1788; NorthßCarolina, Nov. 21, 1789, and
Rhode Island, May 29, 1790. The constitu
tion was, by resolution of Congress, de
clared to be ratified Sept. 13, 1788. The
document, with but fifteen amendments,
Ims undergone the strain of foreign anil
civil war, a vast accession of territory to
the country, a marvelous increase of popu
lation and the solution of new problems
arising therefrom, and the future will prob
ably demonstrate, as has the past, that its
framers were long-headed, sagacious, patri
otic anil far-seeing men.
DESERTED BY HER OTHELLO.
Infatuated Mary Tucker Dying in the
Home of a Former Servant.
New Haven, Sept. 13. Miss Mary
Tucker, the beautiful young daughter of e::-
Representative Tucker, of Essex, who eloped
with her father’s colored coachman, flan
chett, and was married by the minister in
her own town, she previously having col
ored her skin to conceal her Identity, was
found to-day, deserted and penniless, at a
farmhouse between Lyme and Black Hill,
on the Shore Line road. When her ab
sence from homo was discovered, her father
and friends started out in pursuit and traced
the couple (o Lyme, where Ilauchett de
serted his bride and took the boat for New
York. The girl made her way on foot to
the home of a former servant at her father’s
house and fell ill with fever brought on by
exposure and excitement. She will prob
ably die. She is an only child of wealthy
parents and and had been petted from
childhood up. She grew up to be a girl full
of spirit and showed a tendency to tvuy
Hanchett was employed some months ago
by her father. Ho is u rather durk mulat
to, but has u splendid physique and a pleas
ing address. Miss Tucker’s infatuation for
him was not appureut to anyone in the vil
lage. He drove out daily anil had sufficient
opportunity to press his attentions. Miss
Tucker believes that Ilancliett lias-deserted
her through fear of being shot by her father.
At times she upbraids her father for threat
ening him. Upon leaving home she took all
her jewelry and several hundred dollars
she had saved. She guve all to Hanchett.
Mr. Tucker has put the New York detect
ives on Hanchett’* truck. Miss Tucker, if
she recovers, which is very improbable,
will lie taken to St. Louis, where she has an
Miami Valley’s Tobacco Crop.
Dayton, <)., Sept. 14.—Spanish and
Dutch tobacco is safe in sheds and seed leaf
is being cut rapidly. A frost would do groat,
injury. Careful estimates are 4,000 to 5,000
case* of Dutch, .’I,OOO Kimnish and 10,000
seed loaf os the cigar leaf crop of the Miami
Valley this season
A W. Cheevcr, an excellent dairy au
thority; says that among the many thou
sands of churns invented there is a chance
for choice. He prefers those tliut have nei
ther llo&ts nor dush, hut “bring” the Imttcr
by the concussion of cream tailing against
the sides or ends of the churn as it revolves
or i nnate* luck and forth.
The Fly and Spider* Scarf I’iu at Bel
singer’s, 34 Whitaker *troeg
[SCANDAL AT A WEDDING.
A WOMAN WHO GOT IN DISGUISED
j DENOUNCES THE BRIDEGROOM.
Mis3 Beckel Hardly Made Mrs. Schey
er When the Uninvited Guest Plucks
Off Her Blonde Wig, and Cries Out
From the yew Y>nl: Bun.
The brown-stone building with mansard
roof at the northwest corner of Fifty-eighth
street and Lexington avenue up to two
years ago was a private dwelling. It has
since flourished as a confectioner’s shop,
and the upper stories have been let for balls
and Jewish weddings, which are plenty in
the neighborhood. The building is now
Known as Vienna Hall. The ballroom is on
the second story.
On Sunday evening at dusk carriages
drove up to the main entrance on Lexing
ton avenue, bringing men and women in
evening dress who hail been invited to the
wedding of Herman Scheyer aud Miss Irene
Beckel. Mr. Scheyer is a Montreal man,
and Miss Beckel is the young daughter of
Lewis Beckel, whose home is 613 Lexington
avenue, three blocks down the street. The
hall had beeu decorated with roses and
lilies, and on the next floor a banquet was
waiting to lie eaten. A band played all the
wedding music it knew, and it was a very
The Beckels are of the Congregation
Beth-El, the Reformed Jewish temple at
Sixty third street and Lexington avenue,
and Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler, the pastor,
officiated at the wedding. Mr. anil Mrs.
Beckel were the witnesses for their daugh
ter. Mr. Scheyer was without witnesses,
but this was not contrary to the ceremony
of the Reformed Jewish church. The mar
riage service was read in tho front room of
Rabbi Kohler had said the last words,
ami the guests were flocking up to con
gratulate the bridal couple, when they were
startled by a shrill voice which came from
a woman who was present without an invi
tation, but in evening dress like the rest.
She had tried to force her way to Mr.
Scheyer’s side, but the press of the guests
on their way to congratulate the couple
kept her back. She appeared to be a blonde,
but now as she advanced she pulled off a
blonde wig and showed her black hair, and
she shrieked over the heads of those who
stood between her and Scheyer, pointing to
Scheyer as she did so:
“Good God! lam a Cohen and a Jewess;
am Ito become a wanton? That man has
betrayed me.” Then she fell in an appar
The company was greatly startled, and
the groom appeared dazed for a moment,
but he quickly recovered, and, while the
young woman was being canned up stairs
to the cloak room, he assured his bride that
his assailant was mad and that he knew
nothing of her. Dr. I. Opjienheimer, of 157
East Fifty-sixth street, the family physi
cian of the Beckels, restored the young
woman to consciousness, and she was then
taken in a carriage to the Bradford House,
65 East Eleventh street, where she arrived
on Saturday from her home in Montreal.
She is reported to have returned to Montreal
yesterday. Her name is Victoria Cohen,
anil she is the daughter, -it is said, of a
Montreal jeweller. She is said to have de
clared that she has a child by Scheyer, and
that she fired on him in Montreal last sum
mer because he refused to marry her. She
was put under Ixmds to keep the peace and
began suit, against Scheyer.
It was learned that a few moments before
the marriage ceremony, L. H. Steinhardt,
son-in-law of T. Cohen, the'proprietor of tho
hall, saw a carriage drive up to the door.
Out stepped Miss Cohen In her blonde wig,
dressed as richly as any lady at the wed
ding. She seemed nervous and excited, and
asked Mr. Steinhardt to direct her to the
cloak room. This was on the floor above
where the wedding was to take place. The
cloak room was crowded with guests, who,
after laying aside their wraps, went down
stairs to the main hall. Miss Cohen re
mained in the room until she was reminded
that she had better hurry down if she
wished to see the marriage. She replied
that she was a friend of the groom’s from
Montreal, and that she had ouJy just heard
that ho was to lie married. A few minutes
after the ceremony she entered the hall and
denounced Schever as her betrayer. On
being taken to the cloak room she repeated
her denunciation of Schever, and added:
“I tried to shoot him once before. I fol
lowed him to New York.” All connected
with the affair deny a story that she pro
duced a pistol and threatened to use it on
Scheyer. It is stated for the young woman
tiiat "she had written to Mr. Beckel, tho
father of the bride, many times regarding
her relations to Scheyer, but that no notice
was taken of her lottors.
Mr. Beckel, the father of Irene, is a suc
cessful tobacco merchant at 173 Duane
street. The family are well known in fbe
Congregation Beth-El, and the daughter has
contributed to the success of the concerts
and fairs given in the temple for the young
Mr. Beckel denied a report that Miss
Cohen had flourished a pistol, declaring her
intention to shoot his new son-in-law.
“At least I didn’t seo any pistol,” Mr.
Beckel added, “and I haven’t'heard that the
young woman had one. I was standing
talking to my son-in-law after the ceremony.
The rooms in the hall are divided by an
arch, and we were in the front room. I
hoard a shrill cry in the liack room and in
stantly there was a commotion. What was
the cry ? How can I tell ? It was a scream,
and as we all crowded into the back part of
the hall I saw a woman 011 the pent of faint
ing. Mr Steinhardt, the son-in-law of Mr.
Cohen, the proprietor of the hall, and Dr.
Oppenheiiner were supporting the young
woman. They carried her to the elevator
and took her to a room up stairs. Dr. Op
petiheimer revived her, and from the ques
tions he asked her I am oonvinced that she
came to the wedding to make a scene. Dr.
< Ippeniieimer succeeded in getting her to her
feet, uud she was taken down stairs and
Rabbi Kohler said ho really knew very
little about the affair. He had just lieen
thanked by the groom for the impressive
ceremony, and the bridal couple had turned
to receive the congratulations of their
friends when the rabbi heard a shrill scream
and loud talking. The loud tones stopped
suddenly, and the rabbi saw two men carry
ing a young woman out of the room. She
had fainted. She was dressed as a guest,
ami wore no hat.
Mr. and Mrs. Scheyer are stopping nt one
of the New York hotels, and will sail for
He Wanted “Supperwongs.”
From the Alapaha (Oa.) Star.
“Boss, has you got any supperwongs?”
“Dat wliat I axt yer? ’
“ ’Spec’ dey am. Look lack dat kind ob
fruit, but us cull uni supperwongs. Got any
ob deni fruit for sale?”
“How you sell umf
“Ten cents a quart.”
“Look liyar, boss, I dos want to buy do
supperwongs. I don’t want de vines an’
“Ten cents a quart is the price for them
without the vines.”
"lies for the supperwongs?”
"De grant Chris’masl Dat do lies’ you
"Boss, I toll you what I do, I’ll gub you
sc. a quart an’ ’turn do hulls buck to you."
“W’liat .1,, 1 ant with the hulls, you
“Make vinigger outeu um, boss."
“Do you want the grape*?"
"Doyou want de hulls?"
“1 suv do you waul the grapes at 10c. a
“Ah’ 1 nay do you want do hull* at sc. a
Our reporter loft just before the earth
AN ECONOMY FUNERAL.
j Sweet Simplicity of Harmonists' Views
of Death and Heaven.
fiYom the Philadelphia Pre-te.
Economy, Pa., Sept. It.—There was a
funeral at Economy to-day, and one less of
the virtuous men who hold their own pe
culiar ideas of worldly, aye, and spiritual
things, is in this rapidly increasing colony.
Often as the Economites, or more properly
the Harmonists, have been written about in
newspapers and magazines, no writer has
given any account of their many quaint
ideas ami customs in connection witli death.
Nor have they told anything of the creed
beyond the fact that two of its most dis
tinctive features are the holding of all
property in common and the practice of
celibacy. The Harmonists have no fear of
death. They believe that for all who have
been goo 1 and faithful members of the Har
mony Society eternal happiness is certain.
They reject the doctrine of everlasting pun
ishment, and hold that as the purpose of
nearly all the punishment inflicted by man
is largely the reformation of the offenders,
so Hod’s punishment of the wicked is de
signed to make them good and lit them for
heaven, where they will ultimately be re
Complete submission to the will of their
temporal governor and spiritual leader
they regard as one of the highest and
most, imperative forms of Christian duty.
One gooil old Economite sister told me only
yesterday that a blessing could not fail to
follow implicit obedience to the commands
of Father Heurici, who for more than
twenty years jiast iias been the absolute
head of the society—its prophet, priest and
king and the dictator of all its rules and reg
In Economy there is a well-equipped doc
tor’s office, supplied with drugs and medi
cines of all kinds. It is visited daily by a
physician from the tpwn of Baden, who is
engaged by the year to attend the entire
community. If a Harmonist fulls sick
.simple home remedies, in the composition of
which many of the old women possess rare
skill, are lirst tried. Should these fail the
doctor is summoned. His efforts are as
sisted by the united prayers of the whole
society, for though the Harmonists are not
faith-curers, they believe the efficacy of
prayer to be absolutely without limit.
When death ensues word is quickly passed
from house to house that all who desire to
do so may look once more upon the features
of the deceased.
The last farewells taken, the corpse is
wrapped in a winding sheet and placed in a
pine coiHn. In this, as in all things pertain
tuining to their social usages, the Harmon
ists simply follow the customs that prevailed
in the little village in the kingdom of YVur
tomberg, Germany, whence the founders
of their society emigrated to this country in
Women are not permitted to attend the
funeral services. Only the nine elders, of
whom Jacob Ilenrici and Jonathan Lenz
are the leaders, and a few of the more inti
mate friends of the deceased assemble at
the house where the body lies. No hearse
with nodding plumes and showy trappings
conveys dead Harmonists to their last rest
ing place. Opposed as they are to display
and ostentation in everything, they deem
it most reprehensible in connection with
death. After a few brief remarks by
Father Henrici the coffin is borne out upon
the shoulders of four stalwart men and
placed in an ordinary wagon.
Ever since the Harmonists settled in their
present location they have l>een accustomed
to bury thei£ dead in their orchard—a large
enclosure of many acres made beautiful bv
exquisitely kept velvety lawns and graceful
poach and pear trees. A portion of it has
been separated from the rest by a neat fence
of white palings, within which'Father Rapp,
the founder of the society, and his many fol
lowers who have gone* to join him, calmly
sleep their last sleep.
Within the orchard, a few hundred feet
away, there is a terraced mound, some ‘JO
feet in height. It is believed to be an Indian
burial mound, and the Harmonists have
been often urjred to excavate it, but have
always refusod, saying that since they would
not wish the last resting-place of their loved
ones to be desecrated, they cannot so violate
the golden rule as to disturb even that of a
The graves of the Harmonists are not
designated by mark of any kind. A regis
ter and ground plan of this primitive ceme
tery are strictly kept, and the ngod Har
monist who has charge of it can from mem
ory give the name and point out the grave
of every individual buried there.
To this quaint place of interment the few
attendants at a Harmonist funeral follow
on foot the wagon that conveys the corpse.
At the newly-made grave a prayer is offered
by Father Heurici and a hymn is sung, the
latter being selected from the strange old
hymn book which Father Rapp compiled in
1805 expressly for the society’s use. It con
tains some hymns from the old Wurtom
berg collection, while the others are of
Father Rapp's own composition. After the
hymn tho coffin is lowered into the grave,
each person advances and casts down upon
it a few flowers, and the simple ceremonies
LOOKING FOR THE ADVENT.
Much that seems straugo in the faith and
practice of the Harmonists is readily ac
counted for in the fact that ever since the
formation of their society, in 1805, they
have daily expected the visible, personal
second coming of the Redeemer. The sun
never rises upon anew day that they do not
expect to see in the heavens the signs of
His glorious advent, and to read therein the
glorious news that the end of the world is
ut hand. It is their belief that at His
second coming the Saviour will estab
lish a temporal kingdom, and that Mount
Sinai, in Palestine, will be the throne
from which he will judge the
world. They believe that when that
event takes place it will be the duty of all
Christians to assemble around that throne
and pay him homage. Immediately after
the formation of the society Father Rapp
provided a complete supply of everything
necessary for the journey of himself and all
his people to the Holy Land, and that sup
pi v is still maintained at the present time.
It is because the Harmonists believe that
some of tlicir number will still be living
when that glorious second coming shall
take place, and because they intend to then
lay all their possessions at the Redeemer's
feet, to l>e employed as He shall think be.it,
that they seem so indilFerent when ques
tioned as to the final disposition of their
Squeezed By a Big- Adder.
Frov the Shelbi/riile Democrat.
Richard Eagelston, residing in the town
of Vieima, We, had a thrilling experience
with a largo spotted adder, which would
have proven fatal hud not assistance ar
rived. Eagelston is an old man 80 years of
age and paralysed on one side. He was
driving near his farm accompanied by his
daughter, when he saw in front of him,
coiled up in the roadway, a large spotted
adder, which as tlie team advanced ovine and
no disposition to move aside. Eagelston
was afraid to drive over it lest his horses
might receive pOiMOOUI Wounds and there
fore ulighted to drive it away. As he ap
proflehed the venomous creature it liecaine
very angrv mid, darting forward viciously,
in a twinkling entwined itself spirally around
the old and almost helpless mail. It darted
its fangs into it* victim’s trousers leg, but
fortunately did not reach the flesh. The
terrilled daughter, tearing to uttaek the
monster herself, quickly hastened away and
gave the alarm at the llrst farm house.
Several men immediately run to tb le.scue
and. after a severe struggle, in which the
snake fought desperatelv, succeeded in kill
ing the creature and releasing the old man,
whose face was penile from the constantly
tightening folds of the monster. Besides
aching bonus from the terrible premure to
wlrch they had ls*n subjected, the old man
sustained a severe nervous shock, but lie will
piofuibly recover. The snake iiihmii>i a
trifle over eight feet m length and was fully
three incite* in diameter uhe.o its body
rcucliud the lai'ip-sl swell.
McLEOD.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. and Mrs. 11. A. McLeod, Jr., are invited to
attend the funeral of their infant son Hcoh
Swiston, front the residence of H A. McLeod,
Sr.. Duffy and Barnard streets, at 10 o’clock
Charleston .Veto? and Courier please copy.
M ETHOPO LIT A .\'"sA VINGS 'and' LOAN
Savannah, Ga, Sept. 15, 1887.
A meeting of the Board of Directors will be
held THIS EVENING, at 8 o’clock, at the office
of Denmark & Adams. A full attendance is re
quested. By order of THE PRESIDENT.
Wm. L. Gignilliat, Secretary.
ATTENTION, TRAVELING MEN!
There will be a meeting of Savannah Post D,
of the TRAVELERS’ PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA
TION, at Screven House, on Sept. 20th, at 7 'id
p. .m., to perfect the organization of tho Post.
All traveling men, or those v. ho sell goods by
samples or otherwise on the “road.” are ur
gently requested to attend: also wholesale mer
chants and manufacturers who employ
travelers, as the merits of our associa
tion will l?e fully shown at this meeting.
All travelers who join us on this occasion will
be admitted as charter members. Attendance
of members from adjoining cities is also re
quested. DEAN NEWMAN. President.
Sin. A. Pughsley, Jr.. Secretary and Treasurer.
THE GREAT SOI T’IIKHN PORTRAIT
COMPANY, SAVANNAH, GA.
L. B. Davis, Secretary and Manager, 12 and 44
Bull street., would respectfully suggest that the
holidays are coming, and a very acceptable
present will be a fine Portrait of yoiirselt or
some friend finished in Oil, Water Color, India
Ink, Pastelle or Crayon. Our work we guarantee
in perfect likeness and excution. Call and ex
amine samples and oblige.
Retiring THIS DAY from the management of
Mess. R. G. Dun & Co.’s Mercantile Agency in
Savannah, I beg to commend most heartily to
the confidence of my friends and the public that
institution and its new Manager, Mr. C. O.
S. K. MAYERS.
Neither the captain nor consignees of the
British steamship “Marion," whereof Jeffels
is master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS,
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
British steamship ASHFIELD, whereof Suther
land is master, will be respqnsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees.
NOTICE TO DELINQUENT WATER
CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE, 1
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 14, 1887. J
Unless your water rent, past due since July
Ist, is paid without further delay, the supply of
water will be shut off from your premises with
out further notice.
C. S. HARDEE, City Treasurer.
CONGREGATION MICKY A ISRAEL.
Seats for the approaching Holy Days can be
rented by applying to the Secretary. Divine
services will be held at the Synagogue on FRI
DAY EVENING, the 16th inst.. at 6 o'clock.
I. A. SOLOMONS, Secretary.
I have amalgamated my firm with the Ameri
can Trading Society, (limited) of New York,
which will continue my business under the style
of AMERICAN TRADING SOCIETY, (1 mited)
SAVANNAH AGENCY, and under the manage
ment of Mr. W. SCHROETER.
Neither the Captain nor consignees of the
British Steamship “Elsie,” whereof Thompson
is Master, will be responsible for any debts con
tracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees.
THE ARCADE NEW YORK OYSTER AND
CHOP HOUSE is now open. The choicest New
York Meats, Northern Oysters, including Blue
Points and Saddle Rocks'. Rice Birds and all
game in season always on hand and served at
all hours. A competent oystermau from Fulton
Market. Polite and attentive waiters. Suitable
accommodations for ladies. The patronage of
the public is invited at the Arcade New York
Oyster and Chop House, Broughton and Dray
ton streets. T. H. ENRIGHT,
NOTICE TO TAILORS.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, I
Office Clerk of Council, Sept, 6, 1887. (
Bids will be received at the office of Clerk of
Council until 12 o'clock THURSDAY. Sep
tember 15, 1887, for furnishing the Fire Depart
ment with winter uniforms according to specifi
cations to be seen on application at this office.
The committee reserve the right to reject any
or ail bids.
By order of the Committee on Fire.
FRANK E. REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
THE JlOlt.M.Vd NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
8 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. If is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
and carries a full stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice aud the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
iiig their orders abroad. J. 11. ESTILL.
UH. HENHY 8 COLM.VU,
_ Office corner Jonas and Drayton streets.
ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
tho restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, It cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and In
domed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER. M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Oa.
Rant investment company
Orpine or Crisp Engines* I
and Gas krai. 'lanauzii, -
Savannah, Ga . Hepi :td. ikn7. j
I VPS.w!!!.VV tills Ollier until 10 y..,
I> M'.l ILMIJKItdoth, fur the construction of
that portioni of the Thoinaavllle. Tall ihi.Nseo
und Montlcello •iillr.md extend ~y finni Tiioiiioh
ville, i.rorgl i, to the Florida Stale line All
clearing, grubbing, grading und bridging will
let under one ProflUn mu v be exam
‘ned und furtbey iiitoruiatlon may be obtained
upon at the Chief Engineer's otllre.
H,, r HJitl n. tty., Suvai uah, (it, afi**r K**ptom.
„ K. rt. lIAIKM,
Cn,cf Eug'-ioar aud Gen Manager P Ii 'n,
Yonge’s New Hail.
Whitaker and Duffy Streets.
James Neill Dramatic Clul,
(Formerly Forrest Cl tb),
Will present GEO. M. BAKER'S DRAMA,
Better Than Gold,
Thursday Evening, Sept. 15,1887.
ADMISSION,” - - 25 Cts.
CLEARING JUT SALET
To Make Room for Fali Stock,
I will offer Special Inducements in
MY ENTIRE STOCK,
With exception of my Empire State Shirt.
following goods will be sold cheaper than
A ever offered iu Savannah:
Summer and India Silks.
Cream, White and Light Shades of Albatross,
Colored and Black all Wool Dress floods.
Black Camel's Hair Ureuadiues at 35c.; 40-inri
Printed Linen Lawns at less than cost.
Real Scotch Ginghams at less than cost.
Black Henriettas at $1 40 and $! 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 good*
in the market.
Linen Sheeting and Pillow-Case Linen.
Cream and White Table Damask.
9-4 White Damask at st; former price $1 50.
Napkins and Doylies in cream and white.
Linen Damask Towels in 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.
COTTON SEED WANTED.
COTTON SEED WANTED
THE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL CO,
HAS just constructed eight new Cotton Seed
Oil Mills, located at the following points,
each having the capacity per day indicated:
Columbia, S. C., - 100 Tons.
Savannah, Ga., - - 100 “
Atlanta, Ga., - - 200 “
Montgomery, Ala., - 200 “
Memphis, Tenn., - 200 “
Little Rock, Ark., - 200 “
New Orleans, La., - 300 “
Houston, Texas, - 300 “
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Address,
at nearest Mill.
Southern Cotton Oil Cos.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY.
THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY
Such as DIAMONDS, FINE STERLING SIL
VERWARE, ELEGANT JEWELRY,
FRENCH CLOCKS, etc., is to be found at
A. L Desbouillous,
21 BULL STREET,
the sole agent for the celebrated ROCKFORD
RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also
makes a specialty of
18-Karat Wedding Rings'
AND THE FINEST WATCHES.
Anything you buy from him being warranted
Opera Grasses at Cost.
NEW HOTEL TOGN T t
(Formerly St. Mark s.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla
WINTER AND SUMMER.
IMIE MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. $8 SO to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNI, Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.'
r I' , HIS POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in tlie
city) And has ocen remodeled and newly fur
nisned. The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor exyiense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
THE MORRISON HOUi^"
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in thfl
\FFORDK pleasant South rooms, good boar*
with pure Artesian Water, at prices tostii.
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Dmyton streets, opposite Marshall House.
r pHE SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY will b
closed on MONDAY, the 10th inst., on accoun
of holiday. Patrons will kindly reserve theii
bundles until Tuesday, or, if convenient, would
be glad to get them on Friday, the 16th, ot
Saturday, 17th inst. Respectfully,
BUMM ER RESORTS.
A SELECT FAMILY HOUSE, .
15 EAST 11TH ST., NEAR ISTH AVE., N. Y.
Well furnished. auterior table.
Ladles traveling alone or with children receive
careful attention. PRICES AS REASONABLE
AS A BOAKPINU HOUSE
W. I>. DIXON,
U N DERTAKER
nr.AI.EH IN ALL EINTOI or
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
Bull straet. Healdauea ft# Liberty ln*