The morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1887-1900, September 17, 1887, Page 2, Image 2
2 MARIETTA ITS TKHMISPS. THE HOUSE REFUSES TO RECON SIDER ITS ACTION. Mr. Russell, of Clarke, Makes the Mo tion-The People of North Georgia Particularly Interested in the Scheme —Several Bills Passed by the Senate. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16. —In the Senate to-day Mr. Pringle, of the Twentieth, sub mitted a memorial address to the Legisla ture by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Georgia, petitioning an appropria tion of $5,000 for the purpose of establish ing in the city of Atlanta a home for such fallen women as give evidences of repent ance and a desire to return to the pat hs of virtue. The petition was road and referred to a special committee of ten. Under a sus pension of the rules the following bills were put on their passage: To ratify the consolidation of the Augusta and Knoxville and the Port Royal and Western Carolina railroads. Passed. A bill to incorporate the Augusta Steam boat Company passed. A bili to amend the charter of the Ex change Bank of Macon so as to provide for the election of a Vice President, deline his duties, etc., passed. A bill to amend an act prescribing the manner of issuing license for the sale of liquor in the counties of Jefferson, Burke ami Washington, so as to extend its pro visions to Richmond county, passed. A bill to incorporate the Bank of Cuth bert passed. A bill to amend section 4251 of the Code passed. A bill to incorporate the Atlantic, At lanta and Great Western Railroad and Navigation Company passed. A bill for the protection of game, song birds and insectivorous birds in the county of Telfair passed. A bill to submit the question of the sale of liquors to the qualified voters of the towns of Calhoun and Resaca, in Gordon county, passed. A bill to make all county officials incom petent to sit on grand juries during their terms of office was laid on the table. A bill to incorporate the Albany Savings Bank passed. A bill to incorporate the Austell Banking Company passed. A bill to incorporate the Citizens Bank of Savannah passed. The Senate adjourned to Monday. In the Hpuse. In the House to-day Mr. Russell, of Clarke, moved to reconsider the action of the House on indefinitely postponing the bill to amend the charter of the Marietta and North Georgia railroad. Mr. Russell hoped the House would reconsider its action. \Vhen we give it out to the people of Georgia it goes out of the State that the Legislature is com mitted to monopoly as a policy and is op posed to railroad building simply because a road comes in contact with the State road, we may not hojre for any influx of capital from other parts of the Union. Mr. Lumsden, of White, hop'd the measure would Is- reconsidered in justice to the people of North Georgia. Mr. Atkinson, of Coweta, was tired of the House being bothered with this bill, for three times has this House said it is opposed to this measure, and yet with brazen ef frontery we are again asked to take it up. The principal advocates of the bill were a lot of Boston capitalists and the railway of Atlanta. He could tell the people that the freight rates would be lowered from Mari etta to Atlanta regardless of this. It was the policy of the State when the Marietta and North Georgia railwav was chartered to make it a feeder to the Western and At lantic, and not to bring it into competition with it. Mr. Howell, of Fulton—ls it the owners of the Marietta and North Georgia railroad who come here to advocate this measure, or is it the people of North Georgia who desire it? Mr. Atkinson—l’ll tell von who it is. It is Atlanta that asks it. When the bill came up before the committee 1 defied the adv o cates of the bill to bring a representative from the section to be affe -tost who wanted the measure to pass, ami tuey couldn't do it, no, sir—it is Atlanta, who can, and no one else. Mr. Smith, of Glynn—You say it was the understanding that this road should be a feed-r to the Western ami Atlantic rail road." Show me any such agreement in the act organizing the road. Mi". Atkinson—l refer the geutleman to the acts of 1870. The capitalists who now own the road had taken it out of the hands of the original owners, ami when they purchased it they knew that the St ite had granted the char ter with a view of making it a feeder to the Western and Atlantic railroad. Be not deceived by the liewsoapers. I well re member wliou they wore almost a unit for modifying the Rail mad Commission’s (low ers. They had led many noble men into the opposition to the commission, but no sooner had this been accomplished than the “master” deserted them. HISTOKY REPEATS ITSELF. History sometimes rei>eats itself, ami in this case it may come true. Lot us not talc the voice of tiie newspapers in this matter. He had heard that the voice of “the people was the voice of (rod,'' but never yet that *‘tne voice of newspapers - ’ was “the voice of God. - ’ Beware of the voice of the news papers, for if you follow them you will do wrong to the .State, wrong tothe'pooplc and wrong to yourself. Mr. Way, of Liberty, wuuted to eo on ree >rd now and forever as iieing in favor of this bill. The cause of the opponents was bo weak that they appeal to the fears of the members. He denied that the extension of this road would injure the Western and Atlantic railroad. Toe Hast Tennessee, Virginia aid Georgia railroad was the road that would be seriously hurt. Mr. Clay, of Cobb, rose and said that the House would boar him out that he had oecu- Sed but a little of the time of the House. enoe he hud not made any speech in favor of the bill, but sai l “that the gentleman from Barlow may know mv views, I will now give them. 1 favor the substitute, but would not vote for the original bill. J lx>- lievo the Marietta and North Georgia rail roud is coining to Atlanta. If it fails to come bv legislative charter, it will still come. The substitute provides for the road to be constructed at> i ojierated through the central is irtiou of Marietta, and prevent■> the road from coming to Atlanta on the track of the Western and Atlantic railroad, either by contract or otherwise. The friends of the measure have resolved the sulwtitute. and. believing that this substi tute will serve the interest of those I represent, I support the substitute. In doing so the future will demonstrate that lam right. I understand that the rood lugi made arrangements to come to Atlanta regardless of this charter, and I see in this substitute ample pro,ac tion to those that J represent. I lielievo the Legislature should ileal with this question just us if an individual owned the State road. Hail mad* are built for the interest, of the people. The more railrouds you liave, the more competition yon liavo, the cheaper are freight rates, and you thus benefit the lieopin.” Mr. Harrell, of Wetwtur. opposed the mo tion to reconsider. The people of Georgia were the stockholders of the State rood. It was their pio|s*rty which wa-to be albx tod The question wus one purely financial. He believed when the manlier* thought of the matter they woubt agree with him. It was u matter of dollar and cents. Mr. Smith, of Gynn. favored ruoowiidor oiloii. \\ liat is the I met question In regard *" finance*, to exclude toreigu <■•111101 l cause it will come in oontaet with the Stale or to let it ill U> develop n new w-ctlon • Mr. Glenn, of Whitfield, ton) tin* |imitil## of Northeast Georgia were tint consult,*! alssit tin* matter. Noli sly was ivueiitel but thi director* of tile Marietta and North tiiorgm railrtaul and lit* Ur-preennUtivi* from Pultun. The motion to reconsider was tabled by a vote of 74 to 61. Mr. Black, of Gordon, introduced a reso lution for adjournment Oct. 6, and for the ap]S)intinent of a committee to investigate the condition of business. They were ro efrred. LEGISLATORS NOT BRIBED. More Testimony in the Marietta and North Georgia Case. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16.—The Marietta and North Georgia Committee met this afternoon and to-night. The witnesses ex amined were Judge C. J. Welborn, \V. M. Simmons, Carter Tate and Abe Kinsey. Nothing was excited from either of tin' wit nesses which indicated that any corrupt or improper means were used to secure the (Kissage <>l the resolution under investiga tion. Messrs. Welborn and Simmons were here during the session of the Legislature. Mr. Welbom’s expenses were paid by Mr. Eager. Mr. Simmons hail been attorney for the roud for years, and was laid for his services, covering fifty-one days, about $450. Mr. Tate was a member of the legisla ture. He favored the resolution and worked for it, but knew o! no improper means used to influence members. It had been charged that there was trading of votes on different bills. It was charged that ho lmd trailed his vwte to the Railroad Commission bill and school of technology bill to get votes for this resolution. Mr. Tate said these charges were untrue and unfounded. Gen. Phillips, who referred to certain pa pers in his testimony yesteiilny,wu.s recalled. Of these one w:i- # a contract made in Boston lot ween Mr. Eager and the Marietta and North Georgia road, in which Mr. Eager assumed all the obligations of the road, in cluding the binds due to the State, took the convicts and was to complete the road to Murphy, N. C., UO miles. Ho was to re ceive SO,(XX) per mile, first mortgage bonds, $4,000 second mortgage and SIB,OOO in the capital stock per mile. Mr. Kinsey testified that when Mr. Pulsifei", Mr. Eager, his brother and himself took the road it was in sorry condi tion, not worth half its debt to the State. They Nad put in now about $600,000. He was in Atlanta during the last, Legislature, looking after his interest in the road, but knew of nothing done improperly to influ ence the Legislature. DR. GARDNER CONVICTED. A Fine of $1 .000 and One Year on the Chain-Gang His Sentence. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16.—The trial of Dr. G. W. Gardner, charged with fornica tion, which has occupied the attention of the City Court for the week, was concluded this morning, the jury returning a verdict of guilty. Judge Van Epps then ordered the defendant to pay a fine of $1 .(XX) and in addition to serve a term of twelve months in the county chain-gang. The defendant was found guilty of being criminally inti mate with Mary Hunt, a colored servant in his house. She was held for the same offense at the last term of court, and ad judged guilty. Her sentence was to pay a fine of S3(X) and serve six months on the public works of this county. She gave bond, and her case has been appealed. When the court pronounced its sentence in the Gardner case to-day Gen. Gartell and Col. Rufus Arriola, counsel for the defendant, announced their intention of making a motion for anew trial. They also filed a motion for arrest of judgment on the ground that the notice requires that defendants shall be indicted by the grand jury of the county in which they reside before they can be held upon the cliai gv of fornicati m, which was not done in this case, the defendant being tried upon the accusation of Wort Cobb, based upon a warrant sworn out by him. Dr. Gardner has been living in Atlanta for twelve years. He came here from Savannah. STATE CAPITAL SIFTINGS. Drug Stores Must Pay SIO,OOO if they Sell Domestic Wines. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16.—The Comp troller General has just decided an interest ing question touching the rights of drug gists under the Felton bill, to sell domestic wines. The city has been giving them a license until now, and Recorder Anderson, acting as their attorney, has called on the Comptroller to find out how they will stand under the new law. He rules that they will stand with the wine rooms and l>ay the SIO,OOO tax if they sell domestic wines. The Rome railroad made its annual re turn to-day to the Comptroller. The prop erty is put down at $117,133 and the income at SO2O 85. The Comptroller has been served with a subpoena to Washington Superior Court for Sept. 28. a.s a witness in the case of the State vs. Jesse Robson, late Tax Collector, who is under indictment for embezzlement. MILLED SEVILLE’S ASYLUM. The Legislative Committee Resumes Its Investigation. Milt.edgeville, Sept, lfi.—The joint committee of both houses of the Legislature that was expected to return on Monday last to complete t.hoir investigation of the asylum, which they did not finish in their first, session, alxjut a fortnight ago, arrived at Milledgeville Wednesday evening, and Thursday morning went out to the asylum to finish their work. Hon. M. Pringle, for some cause, did not come, but Col. Livings ton has taken his place on the committee They examined several of the trustees and the gardener this morning on the charge of excessive amounts paid to certain employes, and discrepancies Between expenses of dif ferent years, all of which was explained satisfactorily to the committee. Vesterday being the day for the opening by the Steward of bids for the quarter’s sup plies for the asylum, the committee ad journed at 12 o’clock noon to witness the opening of the bids. So much has lieen said by enemies of the institution, and so many insinuations made, that this committee is determined to leave no stone unturned, and go into the most minute matters in their in vestigatfan, so that the jxiople of Georgia may know the facts as they really exist, ss.> far it appears that instead of any blame the officers will receive from this committee the most flattering approval and commenda tion for their able muiagementof the grave responsibility imposed u|m>ii them. Thomasvllle Topics. Thomasvill*, Ga., Sept. 10.—The South Gsei-gia Agricultural College opened this week with 100 students, over double the number of matriculates at the sajno time last year. This is no surprise to the friends of the col lege. Thomas county lias always sent as many or more boys to the State University than anv other county in the State. The South Georgia Agricultural College has al ways been u better feeder to the university than any of the other branch colleges. The citizens of Thoniaaville have given the campus and college building to the State. This property is worth from Ilfi.OOO to #2O, 000. The building is not completed inside and an appropriation is asked to finish it. Why should the State not give to the South Georgia Agricultural College what it lias given to the North Georgia Agricultural College is a question our iieople would like to know. Gin and Store House Burned. Alhany, Ga., Sept. 10.—The gin and cotton store house 011 the farm of .lordan lfarriwiii, five mile* rust of this place, were fired by Incendiaries early this morning. Twenty-nine bates of cotton were destroyed. The loss l* #2.0011, with 110 iiiHiirHiieo. Montgomery's College Montoohkuy, Ala.. Sept. lit—The Htati' Agricultural and M<*'liauma! College at Auburn, w hich wax burned In June, ha* bs'ii rebuilt, and laid the biggest opening to da v In it* history THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1887. SEVEN JAIL BIRDS FLY. The Deputy Overpowered When He Went to Feed Them. Lumber City, Ga., Sept. 16.—Seven prisoners escaped from the county jail at noon here to-day, two whites and five negroes. The escape was well planned. One negro concealed himself behind a cor ridor door, which Deputy Jailor Jessie Haynes had to open to give the prisoners their dinner, and when the door was opened i sprang upon Mr. Haynes, forcing him back, ! and raising the bar, which liberated the other prisoners from the cells. They all attacked Mr. Haynes and overpowered, him and locked him in the outer apartment of the jail, where he remained until some school children let him out. One of the prisoners, L. J. Kiehens (white), from Montgomery county, who is almost blind, was captured a short distance from town. It is supposed that Killebrew, the white preacher, who was committed a few days ugo for cheating and swindling, planned the escape. FLORIDA’S METROPOLIS. Gen. Sebring Chastises a Negro—Drops Dead in the Street. Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 16.—Gen. W. H. Sebring, of Levy county, who is now a resident of Jacksonville, severely pounded a negro to-duy for the latter’s im pudence. The negro had the General ar rested, but he gave bail, and in return had the negro arrested. Freni Hazzard, a young white man of respectable parentage, was arrested to-day for stealing a gold watch from a room mate. A gypsy queen has appeared in Jackson ville, and pitched her tent in the Everett House park. She states that she is a for tune teller, ami to-day her tent was crowded with credulous white and negro women. At 8 o’clock this evening excitement was caused on Hogan street, near Bay, by the sudden death of Chester A. Greenleaf, a wealthy citizen of Springfield, Mass. He was walking down the street, and .sud denly fell dead on the sidewalk. Death was caused by heart disease. PENSACOLA. POINTERS. Efficiency of the Fire Department- Court Business. Pensacola, Fla., Sept,. 16.—The Pensa cola fire department, white only a volunteer organization, is making strenuous efforts to place itself in astatoof efficiency that cannot be excelled by paid departments. On one or two occasions it has prevented extensive conflagrations. On one recent occasion it turned out in less than fifty seconds and had a stream of water on the fire in a very" short period, which rendered the fire insignificant. The Criminal Court of this county after a session of five days, during which fifty nine cases were tried and a large number of convictions effected, adjourned to-day. The rapid and effective manner in winch the court disposed of its docket is a compliment to Judge J. C. Avery, presiding, and Solici tor J. E. Yonge. Saranel Glass charged with firing his place was acquitted. Mr. Glass is an old and respectable gentle man of the community" and has many friends who are pleased at the result. BREAKS IN BUSINESS. Type Founders Assign—Collapse of a Bank at Corry. Baltimore, Sept. 16.—John Ryan & Cos., type founders, today executed a deed of trust for the benefit of their creditors to William A. Fisher, trustee, who gave bond in S4O,(XX), indicating assets amounting to $20,000. The firm has been in business forty years and has always stood well. They say that depression in business and bad debts caused the failure. CLOSING A BANK. Corry. Pa., Sept. 16.—The doors of the First National Bank were closed this morn ing at 9 o’clock by Bank Examiner Young. it is impossible to learn the financial con dition of the concern. Everything is quiet, there being little ex citement on the streets. The matter of the Clarke & Warner Oil Company, of this place, making an assign ment of their works to F. E. Miilks, cashier of the bank, yesterday, for a consideration of $130,000, caused a few small depositors to draw out yesterday afternoon. It is thought that the bank had become entangled with the oil firm and that this was the cause of the failure. POPE & BRO.’S FAILURE. York, Sept. 16.—T. J. Pope & Bro.’s failure (metal merchants) appears to be much larger than it was at first thought. The liabilities will probably amount to $800,(XX), a large part of which, it is said, is on accommodation paper. The assignee de clared that the firm would pay from 75c. to 100 c. on the dollar. A Candy Manufactory Burned. Chicago, Sept. 16. —The extensive candy manufactory of Muton E. Page & Cos., Nos. 211 and 213 Lake street, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about $400,000. ICE WORKS BURNED. Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 10.—A special to the Adrertiser from Eufaula reports the burning of the Eufaula ice works and the grist mill attached. The loss is #7,000, anil the insurance SB,OOO. flames in a mine. Shamokin, Pa., Sept. 18.—Fire was discovered this evening in the third level near the bottom of the shaft of tho Luke Fuller Colliery. Mine Boss Bryan Dennan and Assist ant Mat Framan are imprisoned in the mine, and all attempts to rescue them have failed, as the mine is full of gus and smoke. The extent of the fire cannot be ascertained at present. , SEVERAL STORES BURNED. I Shreveport La., Sept. 10.—Fire last night destroyed tho store occupied by Per ] rin A Ziegler, commission merchants, in which was stored agricultural implements and hardware belonging to S. N. Conway; the store occupied by William Enders & Son, furniture dealers; Furman & Hamil ton, wholesale grocers; H. N. McKellar, commission merchant, and J. H. Prescott, insurance agent, sustained damage by water. The total loss is estimated at $50,000. United Labor Party Inspectors. Neiv York, Sept. 10.—Commissioner Mo Clave, at a meeting of the Police Board to day, appointed 812 Henry George (United Labor party) insjieetors of election. Com missioner MoClnvc is a Republican, mid claimed that he had a right to make the ap pointnwnt as the chosen representative of .the George party. The Democratic Com missioners lodged a formal complaint against the action of the Republican Com missioners. Irving Hall and the Socialists had each put in u claim for inspectorships. Will Probably Bea Commissioner. Washington. Sept, lfi.—There is reason to believe that Dr. Francis Wharton, of Philadelphia, now Law Officer of the De |rtment of State, will be onoof the Ameri can Commissioners to meet the Chamber lain Fisheries Commission in November. A Convenient Infirmity. From the Detroit Free /Vri.i. A citizen was using n telephone in a store on Woodward avenue the other day and lie kept saying: “M|H*ak louder—can’t hear- -stand closer | —can't catch u word to save my life!” “It seems queer tliut you are t>othori>d so I mu h," said the owner of the 'phone os lie came up. "Aren't you a little deaff” . "'Hli' Its ail right,” said the man. “The 1 fellow at the <ilber end is a creditor of mini, ! ami he wants to know if I can pay him $25 to-day," Anything needed for Men * wear at Bel- I sill o-r's, 24 Whitaker kti'int. DRESBACH’S DEAL. His Creditors Well Secured by Wheat as Collateral. San Francisco, Sept. 14 —William Dresljach, one of the chief manipulators of the recently collapsed wheat deal, has filed with the County Recorder a full statement meat of his liabilities and assets. Among the creditors who loaned Dresbach are the following, who are well secured by wheat, which if sold at present prices would cover the claims: C. H. Kaufman SIOO,OOO, Searles & Stone S3B6,(XX), Staub & Cooper $75,000, Charles F. Reed $650,000, Abby M. Parrott $300,000, Starr & Cos. $48,000. London, Paris and American Bank SI4O,(XX), Blun, Baldwin & Girvin $731,000. Following this statement is given a list of wheat contracts whereby Dresbach agreed to receive 80,000 tons of wheat from varioas parties at prices ranging from $1 70 per cental to $2 per cental, tlje current price now being $1 25. The amounts due on these contracts is in dispute. a startling exhibit. The most startling exhibit made in the is the amount of money owing to the Nevada Bank on promissory notes. The statement shows that Dresbach owes the bank directly $550,000. He also obtained from the bank $6,000,000 on a guaranty given by Charles F. Reed, so that he received from the bank in various ways fully $6,500,- 0(KI. Retd, who appears as guarantee for this enormous loan, is a farmer of Yolo county, in this State, and owns large tracts of land there. How he satisfied the Nevada bank is not stated. Mrs. Paran Stevens, of New York, is his sister, and he has other wealthy relatives. In the list of assets there is given a statement of fifty-seven vessels bound for Liverpool, carrying 595,- 000 quarters of wheat. Dresbach drew upon the consignees of this wheat in England lor more than the present value of the cargoes, and the assets, therefore, are of no value. not much ready cash. Among the other assets are $278 46 of money on hand. There is also a book ac count of $1,795,000, owing to Dresbach by Johnston, Bosch & Cos., of England, but this amount will not ite more than sufficient to cover the losses sustained by this firm on the advances made to cover losses on wheat in Europe on account of Dresbach. Henry Cobrough, of London, is also mentioned a.s owing $717,000, but this is an estimated value of the account, for the same reason as stated in the case of Johnston, Bosch & Cos. There are various other London ac counts of less magnitude, but deemed valueless. John Rosenfold is also quoted as owing $107,000, He was a partner with Dresbach, and this represents his share of the loss on the joint account. The summary shows as follows: Money borrowed on wheat and secured $1,850,000 Owing to the Nevada Bank 6,5.53,000 Losses on contracts 300,000 Losses on cargoes en route 535,000 This makes a total indebtedness of mure than $9,000,00.), which is practically unse cured. ami which is supposed to approxi mately represent the loss in the great deal. Taken as a whole, the exhibit is regarded as the most remarkable in the history of spec ulntion in this country, and is accepted as a confession of the necessity of the changes which occurred three days ago in the direc tory of the Nevada bank. The Late Bishop Elliott. The following letter, evidently by the Bishop of New York, appeared in The Even ing Post: Sir. —The Evening Post of Aug. 31, in its letter from your correspondent at Sewanee, contained an announcement which came, I \enture to think, to a large number of your readers with tbe shock of a very painful surprise. The death of Bishop Elliott, of Western Texas, was certainly not antici pated by his friends, and their sense of loss in view.of it is at once profound and poign ant. So rare and noble a personality ought not to be allowed to pass from among us with out some expression of the grateful admira tion and affection which it everywhere in spired. Bishop Elliott was a Southerner of the Southerners, tit inheritor of that kingly dignity and sunny temper which were the charm of his distinguished father, the late Bishop of Georgia His attachment to his “section,” aud to all its best traditions, was as strong in his maturer years as in the first fire of his youth. But Northern people everywhere, aud of every fellowship, were irresistibly attracted to him. I have before me as I write a copy of a letter written to him by a Presbyterian divine in New Eng land, who hai only slightly known him in San Antonio, which reads: My Dear Brother: I read to-day in the San Antonio Express of your lying very sick, with little hope of recovery. The announcement went to my heart, and I cannot refrain from writing you anil tendering you my cordial sympathy anil my pledge that 1 will daily make yon a subject of dally prayer until I hear of a change in your ease. You may think it strange t hat I should thus express my self. In explanation allow me to say that, though our acquaintance at San Antoiiio and since was brief, yet there is a golden eord of affinity that involuntarily binds some hearts to gether. or to other hearts. I had learned to love you, strange as it may seem, and the note of your sickness gave me pain. It was so wherever lie went. His knightly courtesy, his invariable courage, his wis dom, gentleness and contagious enthusiasm conquered all hearts and made his presence a power forgo vi i a every company. Ranch men and teamsters, cowboys and soldiers (he had been a soldier himself and hail, like Frederick Robcrt on, a strong sympathy with tho calling) wore among his warmest friends and most eager listeners. His influ ence among all classes was potent and last ing, and the impress which he has left upon the vast missionary field committed to his eharge*will not soon be effaced Perhaps the chief value of his character and ministry, however, is to lie found in their pre-eminent illustration of those he roic qualities of which, by many, our age is supposed to be conspicuously destitute. Bishop Elliott was called by the church to a field of singular hardship and discouraging isolation, lie occupied it under conditions which made it frequently necessary for him to he the servant in his own household, to cook the food for his family, and to per form, sometimes, the most menial offices. But he never referred to this otherwise than playfully, and what was more to the point he never could be induced to surrender his charge by any solicitations, however tempt ing. Again and again overtures were made to him from conspicuous dioceses in the East, but neither to such pro|iositions nor to those of his brethren of the House of Bishops, that he should consent to transla tion to a less laborious jurisdiction, would he listen. “Dead on the field of battle,” like that knightly soldier of Auvergne, might, ulmost with literal truthfulness, be answered at rob-call on his behalf. He wont 11 wav, indee I, on<• and again in search of health, but his heart was with his (lock, and thoughts engrossed in his work. Aud to-day, though lie rests from his labors, his works follow him. Cut oil' while still comparatively a young man, with the large miu l'ar-seeing plans which he had sketched out but little more than begun, his memory will lx' an enduring power wherev er he was known. Ilis singular grace and charm of iierso.i ami Ixamtig, his ringing voice and Kindling eloquence, his sc >rn of all things liase and ignoble, his lofty conse cration to tiie Master whose cull lie owned and obeyed, nil these will live us mi image of Ixciut v and nobleness, to adorn the i>age.x of Christian history, and to provoke in kindred souls a noble emulation. IL C. P. Lake I lucid, N. 1., Sept. 4. Inspect lug Cotton. New York, Wept. lfi. —The Board of Malingers of the Cotton F.xchitngc decided to day thatixitton should go direct from the wareliou e to the insixx'tor, who mint leave it open for iiuqiectioii for twenty-four hours. The Classification Committee will get num pii-s, which must !■ marked with the Idler and glade, and laid away for future refer ence. The decision of the hoard Will let voted on bv 111 ■ in- >b r Monday AMERICANS IN POLITICS. The First Convention of the New Party Now in Session. Philadelphia, Sept. 16. —The first con vention of the newly organized American party was held in this city to-day, for the purpose of nominating a national ticket. About 150 delegates were present, and a permanent organization was quickly effected by the election of W. Horace Hepburn, of Philadelphia, as chairman, and J. M. Mun gou, also of this city, as secretary. After the organization had been completed a mo tion was mado that a committee of thirteen on resolutions be appointed, and that all resolutions offered be referred to the commit tee without debate This motion caused quite a row, in which George F. Edgar, of New York, was the chief ligure on the opposing side. He declared that the purpose of the motion was entirely un-American and savored strongly of gag law. After a spirited debate the motion prevailed, and Mr. Edgar promptly left the hall as an expression of his dissat isfaction. Ex-Senator Pomeroy, of Kansas, addressed the delegates, and was enthusiastically received. The convention will continue in session to-morrow, when it is expected by the officers that there will be a mucji larger attendance of delegates. The First Draft of the Constitution. J. B. McMaster in Century Magazine. On the committee to draft u constitution were Gorham, Ellsworth, Jafcjs Wilson, Randolph and John Rutledge; Of their doings nothing is known save that, when the convention assembled on the morning of Monday, Aug. (i, each member was given a copy of a draft of the Constitution, neatly printed on ab. oadshle. The type was large. The spaces between the lines were wide, that interlineations might be made, and the mar gin broad for noting amendments. A few of these broadsides have been preserved, and, when compared with the constitution, show that the amendments were many and im- Fartant. The draft provided that the resident should be chosen by Congress, should hold office during seven years, and should never, in the whole course of his life, have more than one term; the constitu tion intends the President shall be chosen by a body of electors, and puts no limit to the number of liis terms. By the draft he was given a title and was to be called “His Excellency:” the constitution provides for nothing of this kind. By the draft he could be impeached by the House of Representatives, but must be tried be fore the Supremo Court; by the constitution he must, when impeached, be tried before the Senate. By the one he need not be a native of the United States; by the other he must. The one made no provision for a Vice-President, the other does. The other provided that members of Congress should be paid by the States that sent them; the other provides that they shall be paid out of the national treasury. In the draft, Senators were for bidden to hold office under the authority of the United States till they had been one year out of the Senate; the constitution makes no such require ment. By the draft, Congress was to have power to emit bills of credit, to elect a Treasurer of the United States by ballot, to fix the property qualifications of mem bers, to pass navigation acts and to admit new States if two-thirds of the members present in each House were willing; none of these powers are known to the constitution. The draft provided but one way of making amendments; the constitution provides two. Nothing was said in the draft about the passage of ex post facto laws, about the suspenyon of the habeas corpus, about granting patents to inventors and copyrights to authors, about Presidential electors or about ex clusive jurisdiction over an area of ten miles square. Provision was made for a clumsy way of settling quarrels between States con cerning jurisdiction and domain. SUPREME COURT DOCKET. Sttprcine Court of Georgia. CLERK’S OFFICE, I Atlanta, Ga. , Sept. 18, i 887. f IT appears from the docket of the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, for the Octo ber term, IRB7, that the order of circuits, with number of cases from each county and from the City Courts, is as follows: ATLANTA CIRCUIT. Fulton 87 (2 continued), City Court of At lanta 17 54 STONE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT. DeKalb 9 , 9 MIDDLE CIRCUIT. Bulloch 1, Jefferson 1, Scriven 2, Tattnall 1, Washington 10 15 AUGUSTA CIRCUIT. Burke 1, Columbia 1, McDuffie 2, Richmond 10, City Court of Richmond county 6 20 NORTHERN CIRCUIT. Glasscock 1, Hancock 1. Madison 2, Ogle thorpe 2, Taliaferro 2, Wilkes 2 10 WESTERN CIRCUIT. Clarke 2, Gwinnett 4 (1 continued), Oconee 2. 7 NORTHEASTERN CIRCUIT. Hall 8, Lumpkin 2 10 BLUE RIDGE CIRCUIT. Cobb 3, Milton 2 5 CHEROKEE CIRCUIT. Bartow 16 (2 continued), Catoosa 3, Dade 2, Gordon 4, Murray 2, Whitfield 2 29 ROME CIRCUIT. Floyd 4 (1 continuedi. Haralson 3, Polk 1. ... 8 COWETA CIRCUIT. Coweta 1, Douglas 2, CRy Court of Carroll ton 7 10 FLINT CIRCUIT. Henry 1 (1 continued), Monroe 1. Newton 3, I'ike 2, Rockdale 4, Spalding 1, Upson 1 13 OCMULGEE CIRCUIT. Baldwin 4, Greene 8. Jasper 1, Putnam 1 9 MACON CIRCUIT. Bibb 11 (2 continued), Houston 8 (2 con tinued), Crawford 1. City Court of Macon 13 (1 continued) 28 CHATTAHOOCHEE DISTRICT. Chattahoochee 1, Harris 4, Muscogee 11, Tal bot 7, Taylor 1, City Court of Columbus 1 .. 26 PATAULA CIRCUIT. Clay 3, Early 2. Quitman 2, Terrell 5 12 SOU PH WESTERN CIRCUIT. Lee 2, Macon 8, Sumter 14 (1 continued) 19 ALBANY CIRCUIT. Calhoun 2, Decatur 2, Dougherty 10. Mitchell 1, Worth 1 16 SOUTHERN CIRCUIT. Brooks 1 1 OCONEE CIRCUIT. Dodge 1, Dooly 1 U continua l), Irwin 1, Lau rens 1, Montgomery 2. Pulaski 0 12 BRUNSWIG I CIRCUIT. Appling I, Glynn 5, P even 2. Ware 2,Wayne 1. 10 EASTERN CIRCUIT Chatham 13, Effingham 1, City Court of Sa vannah 12 28 1 Total. 34 Z. D. HARRISON, Clerk Supremo Court of Georgia. PORTRAITS. The Great Southern Portrait Company, SAVANNAH. GEORGIA. Hu 13. DAYIS, Secretary and Manager of the Great South ern Portrait Company. \N Inspection of samples of our Portraits at our office, with Davis Bros., 42 and 44 Hull street, will g.en.ly interest those who routeiii- | plate having small pictures of themselves, l heir friends, living and deceased, copied and enlarged in oil,, WATER COLOR, INDIA I .K, I’AS TKLLK and CRAYON, We guarantee a per fis t likeness mid excellence of work We have ulKjut TWENTY DIFFERENT STYLES AND GRADES IN SIZES oE ENLARGED POR TRaITS fr*un Mx.o to 50x90, ftiiti our pricei. are from fcltn thill each. EMPLOY FORTY ART- Isis; I|.S*|l Iweiiiy-six years ill Hie business; have a 0.0 a) uanrtle power ELECTRIC LIGHT, and are fully prr|<ared with all proper e|iedt i lion and .kill to exeeut* all orders promptly und satisfactorily. We respn-tfiillv solicit your order. L. R DAVIS, Sis-retrv and Manager The Great Southern 1 Port nut Cos | FUNERAL INVITATIONS. BROOKS.—The friends of Mr. and Mrs Tena Brooks are cordially invited to atteud the funeral of Mbs. Texa Brooks at their residence, Jones street, between Price an. I East Broad streets, at !0 o’clock THIS MORNING. The Household of Ruth. No. 118 and 438, are cor dially invited to attend. By order of Mrs. R. Barns, M. N. G.; Mr. K Bally, It. N. G. MEETINGS. attention! TBATHUIK) MEN! There will lie a meeting of Savannah Post D, of the TRAVELERS’ PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA TION. at Screven House, on Sept. 20th. at 7:30 p. m.. to perfect the organization of the Post. All traveling men, or these who 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 be 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. Sid. A. Pi’chsi.ey, Jr.. Secretary and Treasurer. SPECIAL NOTICES. SPECIAL.NOTICE. We yesterday received anew lot of HEBREW NEW YHAR NOVELTIES in English, German and Hebrew, and invite our friends and patrons to give us a call. KUCKUCK & SEEMANN, 94 Broughton Street. FRIED OYSTERS For Lunch to-night. Clam Chowder. Shrimp Salad and other Delicacies, at the MERCHANTS’ EXCHANGE, 149 Congress Street. All are invited. THE GREAT SOUTHERN POiTtRAIT COMPANY, SAVANNAH, GA. L. B. Davis, Secretary and Manager, 42 and 44 Bull street., would respectfully suggest that the holidays are coming, and a very acceptable present will be a fine Portrait of yourself or some friend finished in Oil, Water Color, India Ink, Pastelle or Crayon. Our work we guarantee in perfect likeness and excution. Call aud ex amine samples and oblige. NOTICE. 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, Consignees. NOTICE TO DELINQUENT WATER TAKERS. CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE.) 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. HARDEB, Citv Treasurer. DR. HENRY 8 COLDINU, DENTIST, Office corner Jones and Drayton streets. THE MORNING NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSER 3 Whitaker Street. The Job Department of the Morning News, embracing JOB AND BOOK PRINTING, LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING, BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK MANUFACTURING, is the most complete in the South. It is thorough ly equipped with the most improved machinery, employs a large force of competent workmen, and carries a /ull stock of papers of all descriptions. These facilities enable the establishment to execute orders for anything in the above lines at the shortest notice and 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 ing their orders abroad. J. 11. ESTILL. ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR. This vegetable preparation is invaluable for the 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 dorsed 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, Ga. WOOD. noticeT Savannah, Sept. 10. 1887. HAVING sold out my Wood business to Mr. W>H. CONNEKAT, I wish to thank tny friends for their kind jmtronage liestowed upon me in the past, and would ask a continuance of the same to tny suceessoi. M. S. BAKER. I WISH to inform my friends and the public generally that I have purchased the entire Wood interest of Mr. M. S. BAKER, and would be pleased to supply them with Wood of all kinds, promising to give satisfaction. W. II CONNERAT. Telephone No. 218. A7ST B A CO N, Planing Mill, Lumber and Weed Vard, Liberty and East Broad sts., Savanuab, Ga. \LL Planing Mill work correctly anil prompt ly done. Good stock Dressed and Bough Lumber. FIRE WOOD, Oak. Pine, Light wood and Lumber Kindlings. HOTELS. NEW HOTEL TOGNI, (Formerly St. Mark's.! Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla. WINTER AND BUMMER. I*' H E MOST central House in the city. Near Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries. New ami Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells, Baths, Etc. 50 to $3 per day. JOHN B. TOONL Proprietor. DUB’S SCBEVEN HOUSE. r |''HlS POPCEAR Hotel is now provided wito 1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in the city laud has been remodeled and newly fur nished. The proprietor, wlio by recent purchase is also the owner of the establishment, spares neither pains nor expense In the entertainment of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit ors is earnestly invited. The table of tile Screven House is supplied with every luxury that the markets at home or abroad can afford. THE MORRISON HOUSE. One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the South. \ FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board 1 V with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit those wishing tattle, regular or transient accom modations. Northeast corner Broughton and Drayton s' mets, opposite Marshall House. PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER. 18k FimtHHK YEAHS-188] ; At the ItiialtieMH, nnxl tin atrltll lln- Music all Hit- Time. GEO. N. NICHOLS, PRINTING, lUNIMNG - 4l>- I iLANK BOOKS. Kvcrwthluif taimpleic (or tho lira! Work, No Miotic It > vioik. uicu. No poor work. FRUIT AND GROCERIES. head: bead: IB EOT WORD! D. B. Lester IS SELLING— NEW PACK TOMATOES CHEAP. CHOICE LOBSTERS 15c. per can. GOOD AMERICAN SARDINES 6e per box. TEN LARGE CAKES OF SOAP for 25c. GOOD TEA 35c., SIX:, and 75c. per pound. A PURE TABLE WINE 81 per gallon. NEW SWISS CHEESE CHEAP. A PURE MIXED CANDY 15c. per pound. BEST ENGLISH TABLETS 25c. per pound. I am offering GREAT BARGAINS in FINE OLD SHERRY and PORT WINES. D. B. LESTER, 21 Whitaker Street. THE Mutual Co-Operative Association, UNDER ODD FELLOWS’ HALL, —IB HEADQUARTERS FOR— New Mackerel, Household Ammonia, Cross & Blackwell’s Preserves, —AND ANYTHING IN— Staple and Fancy Groceries. John R. Withington, Agt. Rust Proof Oats, Seed Rye, APPLES, POTATOES, ONIONS, CABBAGES, And all kinds of VEGETABLES and FRUITS By every steamer. 25 Cars Oats, 25 Cars Hay, 50 Cars Corn. GRITS, MEAL, CORN EYE BEAN, PEAS, and feed of all kinds. 155 BAY’ STREET. Warehouse in S., F. & W. R'y Yard. T. P. BOND & CO. GRAPE FINE GRAPES IN SMALL BASKETS Pears, Apples, Cabbages, Onions, Potatoes, Lemons. Florida Oranges. Seed Rye and Oats, GRAIN, HAY AND FEED. Large buyers are urged to get our prices be fore buying. 169 BAY ST, W. D. SIMKINS_& CO, A. M. & C. W. WEST, GROCERS, LIBERTY & WHITAKER STS.' HAVE THEIR USUAL LARGE AND COM PLETE STOCK OF Staple and Imported Groceries And Table Luxuries, and are ready ft* the new season’s bnsiness. Particular attention given to orders from families who live away from Savannah. EXCURSIONS. CMestrn i Sami BAILWAT. Summer Excursions Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com par.y will sell round trip tickets to CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AN3 PORT ROYAL. By following Trains and at following Rates: By train leaving Sundays only, at 6:45 a. M.t re turning, leave Charleston at 3:35 p. m., Port Royal 8:30 and Beaufort 8:45 p. M same day J 1 00 By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 A. M,;re tuiWiug, leave Charleston Monday morn ing |2 00 By train leaving Saturday at 8:23 p. n.: return ing, leave Charleston Monday morning. 82 50 By train leaving Saturday at 12:26 p. m : return ing, leave Charleston Monday morning $3 00 Tickets for sale at WM. BREN’S, Bull street ami at Depot. E. P. MeSWTNEY, Gen. Pass. Agent. FAINTS AND OILS. JOHN G. BUTLER, WHITE LEADS, COLORS, OILS, GLASS, M VARNISH. ETC.; READY MIXED PAINTS; RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL SUPPLIES, SASHES, Doors, BLINDS AND BUILDERS' HARDWARE. Sole Agent for GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER, CE MENT. HAIR ami LAND PLASTER 6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia 1N6.) Clir.li MORPHY, 1865. House, Sign and Ornamental Painting IIUKCTTED NEATLY and with dispatch. I J paiJiU. Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, W indow Glasses, stc., u Intimates furnubad ou sp phaaUon. COM,NtU chMjRKSH and DRAYTON 8T&. Ib si of (iirtsl Churuk.