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GEORGIA AND FLORIDA.
NEWS OF THE TWO STATES TOLD
Opening Macon’s Public Schools
and the Pupils in Attendance The
State Fair Booming —No Rain at
Georgetown in Seven Weeks - Put
nam Superior Court in Session.
John Twatt, a merchant of Thomasville,
Col. W. J. Ray. a well-known lawyer of
Monroe, died a day or two ago.
Athens is just getting ready to boom the
coining fair of Northeast Georgia.
A. L. Lucas, of Los Angelas, Cal., has
just paid Thomas Butler, of Hamburg, $ 150
for a pair of hounds. It will cost >6O to
ship them to Los Angelos.
There arc 98(7,000 Baptists in Georgia—as
many os all other denominations together.
A church is at liberty any time to withdraw
its membership from one association and
William Gresham, of Americas, who shot
himself through the throat with a revolver
Sunday morning, me resting easy yester
day, and will doubtless recover from the
At Augusta some opjiosition is springing
up to the Foster plan of levees. It is said
that it would only make things worse, as
the water would rush back into the city
through the sewers.
On Thursday four men met casually upnn
a corner of one of the streets of Mflledge
ville, whose aggregate ages footed up the
sum 331 years. They were M. C. Butts,
aged 00; Elam Sanford, of Hancock county,
aged 86; A. I. Butts, aged 80, and Benjamin
Siulford, aged 75.
At Nashvillo, some unknown person en
tered the storehouse of E. E. Youmans on
Saturday night and took two lino suits of
clothes and some other fancy articles. The
burglar left his wooden crowbar on the
counter, with which he forced an entrance
at the front door.
Putnam Superior Court convened Mon
day, with Judge J. K. Hines, of Sanders
vifie, on the bench. Judge Jenkins, being
disqualified in several cases, is holding
Judge Mine’s court at Sandersville this
week. There is little work to do, and not a
prisoner in the county jail.
Alfred Ellis, who, after farming in Texas
for thirty years, returned to Georgia a year
or two ago, is farming on Capt. T. H. Bake’s
place, near Camilla. He says Texas has the
soil, but no climate, while Mitchell county
has lioth climate and soil. “This is a better
country than Texas,” is what he says to all
A man named Hackney was killed at
Seney, Polk county, Sunday. He started
a row at a boarding house, and the Marshal
of Seney was called in. Hackney resisted
arrest, and a scuffle ensued. The Marshal
shot him twice, once in the mouth and once
in the breast. Hackney lived only a few
minutes after he was shot.
In a certain locality in Americus reside
six married couples, all living within a
stone’s throw of each other, out of which
number only one couple have ever been
blessed with children and this with but a
single one. Considering the fact that every
couple have been married for a period cov
ering from ten to thirty years, the coinci
dence is rather a remarkable one.
At Georgetown no ram has fallon within
the past si en weeks, yet light showers fell
in several localities in th . county last Fiday
night—enoi.gti.pre bably to lay the dust ef
fectually. The lu-c cotton, 'peas and late
potatoes ore “gone up." Sugar-cane would
be improved by ram, as it would grow rap
idly with good rains until cut off by a
freeze. The farmers are now doubtful of
realiziug two-thirds of a cotton crop. Many
farmers entitled to credit for their judg
ment are of the opinion that not more than
five-eighths will be realized.
The Rehoboth Association convened at
Reynolds Sept. Id last, L. O. Niles, of
Marshallvilie, Moderator, and A. J.
Cheeves, of Montezuma, Secretary.
The re[K)rts from the various churches of
the association were highly satisfactory and
showed a marked improvement on previous
years. The attending delegates were not so
many as in the past. The Sunday school
work will tie made a special feature at the
next meeting, and a committee was np
jiointed to select several speakers for this
weak. There were many visitors from
the neighboring towns and surrounding
.country, and all were kindly caret! for.
The association will meet next year at
A question of some importance came up
in the City Court at Macon, Tuesday, in
which every morchaut in Macon is inter
ested. The case was Rodgers, Worsham <Sc
Cos. vs. Washington Hodge. The Arm suihl
Hodge, who is a farmer in the Warrior dis
trict, for >lB7 “5 with attorney’s fees anti
interest. Hodge's defence is that the firm
has not complied with the law in section
158 b of the Code, which requires that all
weights and nn asures shall lie stamped or
marked, and that debts of such merchants
not having their weights and measurt* so
marked or stamped cannot lx- col Us-ted. The
case went to the jury, but they hung on it,
and up to a late hour had not agreed. It is
claimed that while there is such a law, it is
considered obsolete, and this is the first in
stance in many long years that it has been
The State Fair is still booming. Tho
people of Macon are helping it to boom.
Down nt the lwrk matters are taking on
new shape. The grand stand, rnachinerv
hall, agricultural and floral halls, as well ns
other buildings, have been repaired, painted
and whitewashed until' they are won
drously lieautiful. The track will soon lie
ready for the fleet-footed racers, and when
completed, it will be the finest mile track in
the South. The levee has been finished and
the fencing •e-ilt, and Parkkecjier Fennel is
busy mowing the grass, cleaning off the
leaves and trimming up tho magnificent
trees. The old, dilapidated, half-rotten
stalls will be rebuilt, and every comfort auil
convenience possible will be arranged for
the exhibitors and visitors. By the time
the gates are thrown open there will lie a
spectacle such as the fair-goers never wit
nessed before. The agricultural display in
itself will be worth a whole fair of the or
Comptroller General Wright a few days
ago submitted the legal opinion prepared by
Hon. N. J. Hammond, of Atlanta, as to tho
effect the Felton wine room bill would have
U}mui the business of those dealers who are
operating under u twelve months license ob
tained by the jiaymeiit of the special S6O
liquor tax to the state, to Attorney General
Anderson. Comptroller Wright concurred
in the main in the opinion written by Mr.
Hammotid, hut the law makes the Attorney
General his legal advisor, mid the opinion
and the circumstances connected with the
matter were forwarded Attorney General
Anderson at Macon. Tuesday ,Htor
nev General Anderson reached
Atlanta for the purpose of sitting with
the Governor in the convict lease investi
gafion, but found time during the day to
officially communicate his opinion to Comp
troller Wright. He says: "I have exam
ined the opinion of Col. N. J. Hammond,
given to Mr. Lynch, and which you sent me
for examination. I agree with him in the
opinion that the law, recently paassd by the
Ls-gisluture n:id known as the ‘Felton wine
bill* does not affect existing licenses legally
granted.'’ This settle* the matter, and
allows all wine room men with legal licenses
to oiiei Hle under them until their time for
exotraiion arrives. There whs ho point
submitted to the Attorney General in regard
to the right of drug stores lo continue to
The Vlaeiiii iHihlic school* opened Mon
day. Isit did not get under full headway,
• •el even lo day Assistant Kupt. Abbott
bail In* bands lull registenrg name* and
assigning plana The set tool* opened with
a < oinjsn sti ve altendaius* as follow* IPiys’
high wlw i, I*l7, 74, ItHfl. 07; girls high
aelnsil, |M7, (o*. JMW,, !*> tjraUge struct
school, IH*7, 'MI, IMsi, :** H-svaal strait
MitMMi Ml. *a, um. Mi. ttfciltk vituu'
mar school, 1887, 304: 1886, 338; Fourth
street school, 1887, 85; 1888 70. Total, 1887,
1,088; total, 1888, 1,0(18. This shows a de
crease of four students in the city while
schools. In the suburbs there were: East
j Maoou, 1887, 07; 1888, 84; Gilesville. 1887,
i 117: 1888 138; Vineville, 1887 76; 1886, 103.
I Total, 1887, 390; total, 1886, 335. This
I show's it decrease of five students, mak-
I mg a total decrease of nine in the attend -
| ance on the white schools. The colored
I schools show: North Macon, 1887, 374;
I 18S6, 370; South Macon, 1887, 60; 1886, 43;
total, 1887, sl4; 1880, 313. This shows an
increase of twenty-one pupils on the part of
the colored schools, or a net Increase of at
tendance, takingail the schools, of twonty
i five students. The seating capacity of the
schools has been severely taxed, and num
l‘i> have been turned away for lack of ac
commodations. There are now about 1,750
students, all told, in attendance, and it is
the opinion of some of the officials that the
attendance might tie increased to 3,000 were
there Another school house built in some
part of the city most accessible.
Macon Telegraph: The story from Can
ton and the article from the Atlanta Journal
in reference to the recent discovery by Tom
Woolf oik’s lawyer of a negro in Canton
who claims connection with the wholesale
murder of the Woolfolk family, was read
yesterday by Mr. Burnett, who, w ith Mr.
Ram Chambliss, was the first man to enter
the house in which the crime had been com
mitted. Mr. Burnett has been living in the
Hazzard district for twenty years, and was
a close neighbor of the late Capt. Woolfolk.
He knows every man, woman and child,
whether white or black, in the entire dis
trict, and not w'ithin his recollection of that
twenty years was there ever a negro named
Jack Debase at work thereabouts. It is true
that strange negroes go to work out there,
but if they remain any length of time their
names are known, because the several gangs
of hands are few in number and easily ac
counted for. The story says Jack was sent
to the chain-gang for stealing an ax from
Capt. Woolfolk, and escaped several days
he fore the night of the kdliug. Such an
event in so neighborly a settlement would
have been known to Mr. Burnett and other
neighbors, but there was no ax stolen. There
was, however, a negro named George Cald
well who stole an ox from Capt. Woolfolk,
and he was sent to the chain-gang. It is
true that George escaped from the gang,
but as he escaped oil Sunday afternoon and
stole Rev. L, B. Payne’s horse and buggy
and went on to Forsyth, where he was cap
tured Monday, it is safe to say that Gorge
could not be found guilty of the murder,
especially as it was committed two nights
before he escaped from the gang; and he
could not be in Canton sailing under the
name of Jack Dehose, as ho is still on the
gang. The story says Jack mentions three
other negroes who were implicated in the
killing. Mr. Burnett says the floor of the
room was covered with pools of blood, and
no one could have walked into the room
without leaving bloody tracks
on the floor. He saw only
one track, and that was made by a foot
encased in a sock. Now as to the robbery.
Mr. Burnett says there was nothing in the
way of valuables disturbed, and nothing
was missing from the house. Other wit
nesses say that money was found in
young Richard Woolfolk’s pockets.
The story further says that Woolfolk’s at
torney remained in the neighborhood some
time as a tramp painter, and learned that
the deed was committed by a negro while
three other negroes robbed the house. There
was a tramp painter in the settlement, and
Mr. Burnett savs his brother-in-law is some
what inclined to the belief that there
was some resemblance between the
painter and Mr. Walker, but when here Mr.
Walker denied that he had used any such
disguise, or that lie had ever gone out there,
except when with Coroner Hodnett, and as
the Coroner never left his side during the
entire trip, he heard every word exchanged
between the attorney and every person to
whom he talked. There was nothing in
these conversations to intimate that the
crime was committed by negroes.
Mr. Burnett laughs at the story through
out, and regards it as a piece of fiction, ex
cept that there may be some poor negro in
the Canton jail.
Dominick Leckleitner of Palatka, has
been granted a pension for services in the
It is lielieved that Clay county went dry
in Tuesday’s election on the prohibition
The abstract office at Orlando is now go
ing over the old wills and arranging them
for the first time in abstract form. Some
rare specimens are found, being real literary
curiosities. Most of them have a clause for
bidding the widow to marry again.
Lakeland is to have n first-class graded
academy. The academy building is being
l.uilt, and will lx- ready for occupancy early
in October. The Principal of the school
will lie Prof. A. M. Baker, of Kentucky,
a graduate of the Indiana State Normal
The official returns from Tuesday's elec
tion in Alachua county show the following
majorities for the dry ticket: Hawthorne
81, Island Grove 50, Micanopy 49, Windsor
100, Waldo 3. Archer 64, Newnansville 130,
Fairbanks IS*. For the wet ticket: Gaines
ville 85, Arredondo 55. Dry majority 345,
with several precincts yet to hear from. The
county is snfoly dry.
Joseph N. Haddock, who has been in the
employ of the United Stutes Treasury de
partment ns Coast Inspector of Customs,
with headquarters at Cedar Keys, received
a communication from the department di
recting him, until otherwise ordered, to
assume charge of the Ninth Special Agency
district, which embraces the customs collec
tion of the State of Florida, except the dis
trict of Pensacola, with his official station
The schooners City of Jacksonville and
Lois V. Chaples, bound from Jacksonville
to Baltimore, were cmight in a gale off the
Ca]ie of Hie Chesapeake last Friday and had
considerable damage done to their rigging.
The City of Jacksonville lost only her miz
zen mast, and os soon as this can be
replaced, and she has been recaulked, she
will be loaded for her trip South, The
Lois V. Chaples was not so fortunate. Sue
had her flying Jib, jib topsail and foretop
sail carried awuy. Both schoouers left
Jacksonville within an hour of each other
and arrived in Baltimore together.
There is a tiew and very important indus
try started in Orlando that few people aro
as yet aware of, that being the manufacture
of a most perfect ventilated building block.
The blocks an* made of l'ortland cement
aiul sand mixed in proportion suitable to
make a hard and durable artificial stone.
They are made hollow and ten inches thick,
ten Inches wide and thirty inches long, with
grooves on the bottom and corresponding
tongues on the top, so that every block will
tit down ami match, together like the tongues
and grooves of flooring, thus doing away
with any mortar or cement to hold them.
The ends of each block lit together with
something like a dove tail.
The whale that was stranded on the beach
near the old ism con lights Ht Kertmndinu
last Sunday night was visited by a large
number of lxuplc Sunday. He lies well up
on the nanrl, on the stnrlioard is-am, witn
his head |H>inting toward the Ht. John’s in
let and his tail toward the polar star, and a
broud, open-farod smile on the port side of
his countenance. He is alsmt one half foot
short of 40 feet long, with a proportional*
lieam, and would probably register several
tons. IJb activity ceaaod some Unit* since,
and. lining a veriiable “mombnek,” he la
covered with a luxuriant growth of the
parasite from which he gams Ins name, and
which, though it may not add to Ids lieauty,
give* Inin tie antiquated u|i|mam* well in
keeping with a leeward exiuinimtiou. Ho
can be approached iroin tlie windward very
closely, bur from tin- oppoMito I .Hint one
dor* not tall to notice th,.t theanihia' is
de*ii, and that the fact is both strong and
Tte longslioremeii s strike nt. Kei iiaiidloii
Is gaining headway daily. and is extending
Ui ot hei limnchee of laisir 111 town Heine
of Umi railroad lutud* refused to mdoao oars
*if hiffilifr Mo,jda) . and tig* situation is gat
ting uuUv scttcu- 0u of Uw> hugest labor
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1887.
! associations in town is composed entirely of
colored men, of which Riley E. Robinson
la member of the City Council) is the chief
officer. This organization held a meeting
Monday evening, which was not entirely
harmonious, and a slight scrimmage among
some individual members brought all con
cerned before the Mayor Tuesday morning
Many of the members appeared to think
that, being un incorporated body, they
could prevent any outsiders from coming to
town and undercutting them in prices, etc.
Boino of the steamer lines have
secured a large body of men to come
on at short notice from Jacksonville and
elsewhere, and that the demand for higher
rates will not be paid. The rates paid by
most of the shippers are >1 50 per day and
S3 for night work. The demand is for 35c.
to 50c. advance. Most of the men in the
largest, association, which numbers about
100, are idle. There seems to be a deter
mination to resist the dernauded increase,
and it is believed that new men can be im
portcil as rapidly as needed if the present
laborers pei’sist in their demands. So far
there has lieon no demonstration on the part
of the strikers beyond a gathering in groups
and quiet talk among themselves.
LOS AQUAS AZULE.
The Greatest Natural Curiosity in the
Land of Flowers.
Ocala, Fla., Sept. 30. In the Western
portion of Marion County, heretofore hid
away amongst the rolling hills, because of
their distance from the highways of travel,
are the beautiful springs of the Blue rivef.
Florida does not number among her natural
curiosities anything more beautiful or won
The recent opening of the Silver Spring,
Ocala and Gulf Railroad of this portion of
Florida has uncovered to the tourist, the
invalid, the investor, these beautiful foun
tains of youth. If old Ponce de Leon had
found them in his tramp through Florida,
lie would have gone no farther, as all the
surroundings would have filled his fancy
with the idea that his mission had been ac
Distant twenty miles from Ocala, these
transparent springs burst out at the foot of
the hills that skirt the “Wekiva” or Blue
River. They vary in size from a few feet
to almost an acre in extent. They extend
for nearly six miles along the banks, or
burst forth in the bed of “Los Aquas
Azule” exciting the wonder and peculiar
emotions of pleasure in all who behold
them. The waters preserve the entire year,
alike in winter and summer, an even tem
perature of 73°, and offer an almost resist
less temptation at all seasons to the bather,
to plunge into and examine for one’s self
whether they be the fabulous foun
tain of youth. Remarkable as it may
seem, there is an abundance of both fresh
and salt water fisn in the springs. Here
swimming in schools, are the mullet of the
Mexican gulf mingling with the bream or
perch of the fresh water. Accompanying
these you will see the beautiful striped
shoejisiiead of the salt water, foraging
the haunts of the voracious fresh water
trout or bass. Nor are these denizens of the
ocean mere sporads, for they are found in
“Los Aquas Azule” at all seasons of the year.
Standing on the high hills overlooking the
“head,” as the source of the Blue river is
called, the angle of light and vision give to
these transparent waters that peculiar tint
called by the modiste peacock blue.
The w'ater of these springs is so clear
that a bright nickel or a gold double eagle
can bo clearly seen on the white sandy bot
tom, which varies from five to sixty feet be
low the surface.
A marked difference between the Blue
Springs and the famous Silver Spring is in
their respective surroundings. The Silver
Spring, so long known and visited by tour
ists, bursts out in the midst of an oozy
swamp, the approach to which is
made ground, ftllea in by the railroad com
pany. The banks of the Blue Spring are
high and rolling, reaching, in some places,
over 100 feet in height. At the “head” of
Blue Spring nature beautifully divides the
land into high hummock and rolling piue.
There is a natural park, which will be as
pretty a picnic ground as there is in the
Alligator State. The extension of trans
portation facilities each year opens new at
tractions to the tourist aud the settler, hut
none will he more appreciated by them the
coming season than the beautiful Springs of
“Los Aquas Azule.” Bert.
THE BANANA TRADE.
It Lasts All the Year Round—lnterest
From the New York Mail.
“Two million bunches of bananas come
into this port alone, every year now,” said
the Importer. “Previous to 1884 there were
not near so many'. .Schooners wore employed,
and they took six weeks to make a trip, car
ried only 2,500 bunches and lost a quarter
of them on the account of the length of
time afloat and the damage by salt water.
Now we have regular lines of steamers that
carry four or five times as much fruit, and
make such quick trips that there is practi
cally no loss of fruit.’’
“Where do the bananas come from i"
“Well, the mis, which appear to be the
favorites, come from Baracoa, Cuba. We
get from 80,000 to 40,000 bunches of them a
week during August, but less now that
peaches are in market. The yellow ones
come from Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica
and Nicaragua. There are some bananas
produced in Florida, but the home demand
prevents tiny coming here. It will not be
long before the red bananas will be very
source, an the Culian planters are replacing
them with the yellow slips frotn Jamaica.
The cause of this is that the yellow produce
bunches averaging from $2 to $2 20, while
tho red will not average more than $1 50 u
“How do bananas growl”
“On immense plantations, laid off into
rows of trees about eight feet apart each
way. The trunk of the banana tree is com
posed of the stems of leaves and grows
from fifteen to twenty-feot high. When the
fruiting liegins, o bud appears at the top of
the stem and develops into a bunch of
bananas. When the fruit is gathered tho
tree is cut down and left to decay, and new
sprouts start up from the same root, and
thus the crop is continually renewed. 'There
are atiout 700 trees to the acre, and each
produces one bunch of fruit. Now planta
tions are started by setting out young
sprouts about two feet high. The loading
is usually done by forming a line and pass
ing the bunches worn hand to hand. This
is not very pleasant work, as the buneht*s
often conlam scorpions, tarantulas, cpnti-
IH’des, and other venomous insects that, get
shaken out of the bunches us they are passed
and bite or sting the handler. In the hold of
the vessel tho bananas are placed in bins
hol.iiug several hundred bunches each, and
arranged to admit all tho air possible. In
winter much care is necessary lo prevent the
cargo from freezing on the voyage, or while
unloading. Bananas are almost the only
fruit that is always in season. They arrive
nt this port every month in the year. Dur
ing the poorest months in midwinter we re
ceive 70,000 bunches, and in summer the
number frequently reaches 860,000
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THE ARTISTS OF FRANCE.
How Some Great Painters Heve Taken
Liberties With the Facts of History.
From the Philadelphia New*.
The French artist whose picture in the
last salon showed the eccentricity of pre
senting a cavalier of the time of Louis
XIV 7 ., armed with a modern revolver, was
not alone in his anachronism. Some of the
early painters were amusingly careless
about such matters. Tintoretto, in a pic
ture of the children of Israel gathering
manna, represents them as having taken
the precaution of arming themselves with
When Cigoli painted the aged Simeon at
the circumcision of the infant Saviour,
which picture is now in St. Petersburg, he
remembered that aged men wear spectacles,
and so placed these conveniences upon
Simeon’s nose. In a picture by Verrio of
Christ healing the sick the bystanders are
represented with periwigs. This ludicrous
ettoct is equaled in Albert Durer's picture of
the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the
Garden of Eden by an angel wearing a
flounced petticoat. The same artist, in his
scene of Peter denying Christ, depicts a
Roman soldier quietly enjoying a pipe of
Of all the artists who have sinned against
propriety or probability the Dutch and
Flemish have been among the most eccen
tric. In the Museum of Vienna there, is a
picture of “Christ Bearing the Cross,-” by
Peter Brueghel, the elder, which shows
Christ carrying his burden, while a monk,
crucifix in hand, exhorts the two thieves to
die repentant. David Teniers, the younger,
in Ills “Denial of St. Peter,” in the Louvre
gallery, represents Peter as a Flemish
guardsman. The soldiers are playing cards
at a table, and the whole scene is thor
oughly Flemiijh. A Dutch painter in a
picture of the wise men worshipping
the Holy Child, has shown one of them
wearing a large white surplice and boots
and spurs, and in the act of presenting to
the child a model of a Dutch man-of-war.
Another Dutch artist in representing Abra
ham offering up his son, departs from the
Scriptural account of the patriarch’s
“stretching forth his hand and taking the
knife,” and shows him as about to shoot
Isaac with a blunderbuss. Jean Belin, in
one of his pictures, represents the Virgin
and Child listening to a performer
upon the violin, and in another ho
has drawn King David playing upon the
iiarp at the marriage of Christ with St.
Catharine. Nicholas Poussin has represent
ed the Deluge with boats at hand ready for
use, and on",another canvas “Rebecca at
the Well” is seen with Grecian architecture
in the background. And inapicture repre
senting “Lobsters in the Sea, Listening to
the Preaching of St. Anthony of Padua,”
the lobsters are red, nlthough as yet, it is
fair to presume, unboiled. A French artist
has depicted the Lord’s Supper, the table
being ornamented with tumblers filled
with cigar lighters, and the Virgin Mary,
in another work of the same nationality, is
helping herself to a cup of coffee from a
chased coffee pot. But drollest of all blun
ders is that which portrays the Garden of
Eden, with Adam and Eve in all their
primeval simplicity, while near them, in
full costume, is seen a hunter with a gun,
The time for these absurdities on canvas
has passed away. Nowadays the painter is
severely achaeological, and the exceptions to
the rule of accuracy in such matters are in
The Little Boy’s Papa Couldn’t Leave
Him After Hie Mother Died.
From the Ch icago Tribune.
One day when we were between the North
Platte river and the Laramie Mountains
and some miles west of Fort Fetterman,
Wy while I was riding along the dry bed
of a little creek looking for water, I saw a
stockman coming across the ridge a quarter
of a mile away. The pony on wnich he was
mounted came along on a swinging gallop,
and as he drew nearer I saw the man had a
little child, a boy not much over 8 years old,
in front of him on the saddle. He came up
and stopped, anil we engaged in some com
monplace conversation about the distance to
various ranches, our destination, etc. The
boy in the meantime had turned around and
got up on his feet in the saddle and put one
ami around the mail’s neck and looked at
me shyly, as if he was not much accus
tomed to seeing strangers. The man was’
tall, perhaps more kindly-looking than
handsome, and might have lieen 30 years of
age. I suggested that the boy appeared to
be fond of riding for snch a little one, when
the man said:
“Yes, Tot —I always call him Tot—is a
great rider. He can ride fifty miles a day,
if I carry him in my arms part o’the time,”
and he looked at the baby proudly, with
just a touch of sadness, as he &ave him a
“Doesn’t ho get tired?”
“Yes, a little when we go so fur, but he
can stand thirty-five or forty mile an be jes’
as chipper as you please when we git back
to the ranch.
“Does he go out on the range with you
"Every day I do. You see there ain’t
nobody to leave him with at the ranch —Tot
an’ me lives all alone. I got a little ranch
o’ my own down here, with a couple o’ hun
dred head o’ stock up’u’ down the creek, an’
when I go out to look after .them or any
thing I have to tako him along. When I
fust begun to take him with me, ’bout a
year ago, I thought ho woudn't stand it,
but I was careful not to go fur—not inore’n
fifteen or twenty or niebby twenty-five mile
in a day—an’ would you believe it, he jes’
got fat on it. Mobby you’ll think, stranger. I
orter get him a better home somewhere, but
I tried it an’ it didn’t work. You’ll excuse
me, I reckon, if I talk a lout it. 1 don’t see
anybody very of’n, an’ sometimes it kinder
makes me feel better to talk a little. You
soe, we were livin’ down where I do now,
tryin’ to got a start an’ make a kind of a
home, an’ a year ago Tot's mother died.
Well, she was sick quite a while, and I took
care o’ her the best I could. I reckon she
didn’t have as good care as sho should a’
had, but I done jes’ the host I knowed how
Had the post surgeon come out as often ns
he would, an b’n’by lie said
she’d got to die. Ail’ she did die,
stranger. It was perttv dark for me, an’
I’d a’ gone away, ff I kand’t done
nothin’ wus, if it hadn’t been for Tot.
When I thought ’bout him I felt ’mast as I
did when I thought ’liout his mother, hut I
had to do eometliing fer him. i had some
friends nt the Fort, an’ they offered to give
him a home, so 1 took him down to them. I
told him good-by 1 , an’ they ki p’ him in a
back room so he wouldn’t see me go away,
an’ I went out an’ got on my hows an’ jabboa
the spurs into him so’s to ride off fast; but I
hadn’t went twenty yards when I heard Tot
calling: ‘Papa, let Tot dow toil' an’ there
he was out the door, air :i#ay from ’em an’
coinin' after me, thlnkin’ he could
catch me with his little fat logs. I puffed
up short hu’ went hack nn’ reached down
an' took the little fellow up in my arms, an’
aval: ‘Tot, v>r ixqm won’t ivvor leave
you ag in!' Taeu I turns to my friends an’
says I: ‘Thun!; you for bein' so willin’ to
take him’ but Tot goes witli met’ an’ I jes’
rod* rfgbt nfl without waitin’lo get his tint
— I whs most ashamed to let them see how
it made me fool. An’ he ain’t never left nu\
neither, since, have you. Tot? Goodby;
I’ve got to lie gottin' lmck'tore night, if
you should git down ns fur ns my place come
an’ stay all night with me."
Distress After Entlng.
This remit of indigestion will no longer
lie experictiiied if Hiinmons Liver Regulator
in taken after uach meal, It is such a good
digester, and so mild and pleasant in its ef
fect. that it D used by many, after it hearty
meal, to insure good digest ion. Idle Rcgu
lator di not nau svito or irritate the stom
ach, but col lect* acidity, dlsisds foul gn m,
allav* irrilntlou and assists tho stomach in
New Fat Mackerel, new Tomatoes, new
I'eaelMw, I'odflsh. Breakfast Htrips, I2 l *c.
Hams, Hauls. Hams Mixod Tea at VI ,
woi-th #l. Strauss Bros'., 22 and 82, * B*i
luud sir set.
OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY
New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
PASSAGE TO NEW YORK.
CABIN S2O 00
EXCURSION 32 00
STEERAGE 10 09
PASSAGE TO BOSTON.
CABIN S2O 00
EXCURSION... 32 00
STEERAGE 10 00
FASSAGE TO PHILADELPHIA.
(via Nbw York).
CABIN $22 50
EXCURSION 06 00
STEERAGE 12 50
THE magnificent steamships of these lines
are appointed to sail as follows standard
TO NEW YORK.
CITY* Of AUGUSTA, Capt. J. W. Catharine,
FRIDAY, Sept. 23, at 10:30 A. sc.
TALLAHASSEE. Capt. W. 11. Fisher, SUN
DAY, Sept. 25, at 12 M.
CHATTAHOOCHEE. Capt. H C. Daooett,
TUESDAY, Sept. 27, at 2:00 p. n.
NACOOCIIEE. Capt. F. Kempton, FRIDAY,
Sept. 30, at 5:00 A. M.
GATE CITY, Capt. E. R. Taylor, THURSDAY,
Sept. 22. at 0:30 A. it.
CITY' OF MACON, Capt. H. C. Lewis, THURS
DAY, Sept. 29. at 4:00 p. u.
[FOR FREIGHT ONLY-1
DESSOUG, Capt. N. F. Howes, THURSDAY,
Sept. 22, at 9:30 a. u.
JUNIATA, Capt. S. L. Asst.vs, TUESDAY,
Sept. 27, at 2:30 p. n.
Through bills of lading given to Eastern and
Northwestern points and to ports of the United
Kingdom and the Continent. ,
For freight or passage apply to
C. G. ANDIIRSON, Agent,
City Exchange Building.
Merchants’ and Miners’ Transportation Com’y.
CABIN sl2 50
SECOND CABIN 10 00
THE STEAMSHIPS of this Company are ap
pointed to sail from Savannah for Balti
more as follows—city time:
WM. CRANE, Capt. Billups, WEDNESDAY,
Sept. 21, at 10 a. M.
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, MONDAY,
Sept. 26, at 3 p. M.
WM. CRANE. Capt. Billups, SATURDAY,
Oct. 1, at 6 p. m.
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, THURSDAY,
Oct. 6, at 9 A. m.
And from Baltimore on the days above named
at 3 p. m.
Through bills lading given to all points West,
all the manufacturing towns in New England,
and to ports of the United Kingdom and the
JAS. B. WEST & CO . Agent*.
114 Bay street.
SEA ISLAND ROU TE.
steamer" ST. NICHOLAS,
Capt. M. P. USINA,
WILT, LEAVE Savannah from wharf foot of
> Lincoln street for DOBOY, DARIEN,
BRUNSWICK and FERNANDINA, every MON
DAY and THURSDAY at 6 p. m.. city time con
necting at Savannah with New York, Philadel
phia, Boston and Baltimore steamers, at Fer
nandina with rail for Jacksonville and all points
in Florida, and at Brunswick with steamer for
Freight received till 5 p. M. on days of sail
Freight not signed for 21 hours after arrival
will lie at risk of consignee.
Tickets on wharf and boat.
C WILLIAMS, Agent.
SEMI-WEEKLY LINE FOR COHEN’S BLUFF
AND WAY LANDINGS
THE steamer ETHEL, Capt. W. T. GtaaoN.wlll
leave for above MONDAY'S and THURS
DAY'S at 0 o'clock p. m. Returning arrive
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 8 o’clock
p. m. For information, etc., apply to
W. T. GIBSON, Manager!
Wharf foot of Drayton street.
For Augusta and Way Landings.
ST L A A l I! H K A TIE.
Capt. J. S. BEVILL,
VI7ILL leave EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10
o'clock a. m. (city time) for Augusta and
All freights payable by shippers.
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
Tampa, Key West, Havana.
l,v Tampa Monday and Thursday 9:30 p. m.
Ar Key West Tuesday and Friday 4 p. m.
Ar Havana Wednesday and Saturday 6 a. in.
Lv Havana Wednesday and Saturday noon.
I.v Key West Wednesday and Saturday 10 p.m.
Ar Tampa Thursday and Sunday 6 p. tti
Connecting at Tampa with West India Fast
, Train to and from Northern and Eastern cities,
lor stateroom accommodations apply lo City
Ticket Office K., F. X W, It v. Jacksonville, or
Agent Plant Steamship Line. Taiu|>a.
c |i owli sh. Tiaflic
II H. HAINES, General Munager
May I, ItWT
B K K F.
I/ULTON MARKET BEEF, in half barrsls,
I just received by
C. M GILBERT & CO.
For Doboy, Darien, Brunswick
and Satilla River.
C! TEAM Kit POPE t ’ATLIN, Capt S. L. Den-
O inm, leaves foot Aberconi street EVERY
TUESDAY and FRIDAY at 5 p. m.
Freight and passage as low as by any other
Bluff ton and Beaufort Line
Wharf Foot of Abercom Street.
OTEAMKR SEMINOLE leaves for Bluffton,
Beaufort and Way Landings EVERY’ TUESDAY’
and FRIDAY' at 9 a. m.
H. A. STROBHAR.
Savannah and Tybee Railway Cos.
SrPEIttNTENDENT’s OFFICE, i
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 10, 1887. f
ON and after MONDAY'. Sept. 12. 1887, the
following Schedule will be in effect:
No. 1. No. 3.
I.cave Savannah 9:30 am 3:o(ipm
Arrive Tybee 10:30 ain 4:00 p til
No. 2. No. 4.
Leave Tybee 11:00 am 5:45 pm
Arrive Savannah 12:00 in 6:45 p m
All trains leave Savannah from Savannah and
Tybee Depot in S.. F. and W. yard, east of pas
senger depot. Iyave Tybee front Ocean House.
Tickets on sale at Depot Ticket Office and
Fernandez’s Cigar Store, corner Bull and
Broughton streets. C. O. HAINES.
Superintendent and Engineer.
City and Suburban Railway.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 16, 1887.
ON and after MONDAY. September 19th. the
following schedule will be run on the Out
LEAVE ARRIVE LEAVE ISLEI LEAVE
CITY. CITY. OF HOPE. MONTGOMERY
10:25 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 7:50 a.m.
8:25 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 1:30 p. m. 1:00 p.m.
*t7:oop.m. 0:25 p. m. 6:00 p. in. 5:30 p.m.
Every Monday morning there will be a train
for Montgomery at 7:00 a. in.
♦This train will be omitted Sundays.
tOn Saturdays this train leaves city at
7:30 p. m. J. H. JOHNSTON,
. STOY'ES AND FURNACES.
House Fornisliii Goods.
COMPLETE assortment in KITCHEN
WARE, STOVES and RANGES, WOODEN
WARE, BROOMS, DUSTERS, etc., always on
hand and for sale cheap.
LOVELL & LATTIifIORE,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers,
FURNACES AND HEATERS,
The Best Made.
If you are thinking of putting in a Furnace
call and get our prices and references.
CORNWELL & CHIPMAN,
Odd Fellows Building.
GRAIN AND IIAY.
Rust Proof Seed Oats
Keystone Mixed Feed,
HAY and GRAIN,
W. D . DI X O BT,
DEALER IN ALL KINDS 07
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
43 Bull street. Residence 59 Liberty street.
Successor to Chas. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, GAS and STEAM FITTER,
48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA
QUARANTINE NOTIC E.
Omen Health Officer, i
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 29,1887. f
From aud after this date, the city ordinance
which Sicilies the Quarantine requirements to
be observed at the port of Savannah, Ga., w ill
be most rigidly enforced.
Merchants and all other parties interested
will be supplied will: printed coplea of the Quar
antine Ordinance upon application to office of
Health Officer, and are requested to keep copy
of this publication.
From and after tbis date and until further no
tice all steamships and vessels from or having
touched nt South America, Central America.
Mexico, the West Indies, Italy.Sii ily,Malta, Mar
Kellies and the Guinea const of Africa, direct, or
via American ports, will be siibjti ied to Quaran
tine detention and lie treated as from infected
or suspected ports or localities, viz.: Sec'inn 0,
Qualitative Regulation*. Captains of such
vessels will have to remain nt the Quarantine
Station until their vessels are relieved.
All steamers and vessels from foreign porta
not included above, direct or via American
porta, whether seeking, chartered or otherwise,
will he required to reuium in quarantine until
t warded and passed by the Quarantine uffiifr.
Neither the cuiitain* nor ang one on hoard of
mu'A i'ew / irilt lv allowed io com,- to tlic city
or taint until the veeeel* are uoipcclecl and
plowed by the Quarantine Officer.
As ports or localities not herein enumerated
nre reported unhealthy to the Sanitary Authori
ties, Quarantine r ■ trletions against same will
fe enforced without furtbar publication.
The quarantine regulation lequiriug the flyinu
•■t iht Quart\> I- " flay >',i emeeu mbjet U 1 I.
detention or ine/wctloH wi, I he rigidly vufor, - ,l.
.Notice Is hereby given that the Quarantine
Officer Is instructed not to deliver letters to vpn
sels wtili'h are not subjected to Qtiurantitie dr
trillion, unless tin* name of consignee and . tale
m*i!l that tile venaei Is ordered p,
Port iqioii lll*' face of fit** envelope.
Thin order is made iss eMiary lu eonsequetes* of
the enormoiiM bulk of drumming letiers won u*
the station for venoels whieli are to arrive
Khip chandlers are Informed u,*i visions
in large quantity minuol he received at (lw
Utiarnl.t lo - B*tlou Unless for VesM'ls ordered
from (bis port, and it iiiuat lireo lie serif down
by t be Inf boot at lb* trine when vessel is t* os
wwod iomm. j, t McFarland, md .
Jp aW, Mainer. I
SCH K D U£™
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 18,1887.
ON and after this date Pasnenger Trains will
run daily unless marked t, which are daily
The standard time, by which these trains run,
is 36 minutes slower than Savannah city time:
T „ No. 1. NoTA No. ?7~
Lv Savannah. .7:10 am 8:20 pm 5:40 pm
ArGuyton 8:07 am 6:40 pm
Ar Milien 9:40 am 11:03 pm 8:45 pm
Ar Augusta., ii: id,im 6:45 am
Ar Macon 1:40 pm 3:20 am
Ar Atlanta... .5:40 put 7:15 am
Ar Columbus.. 9:35 pm 2:5pm.. .
Ar Montg ry.. 7:25 am 7:13 pm ”
Ar Eufaula.. . 4:37 am 4:lopm
Ar Albany. .11:05pm 2:55 pm
Train No. 9t leaves Savannah 2:00 p. m • ar.
rives Guyton 2:55 p. m.
Passengers for Sylvania, Wrightsville, Mil-
andEatouton should take 7:10 a. m.
Passengers for Thomas ton, Carrollton, Perry
rort Gaines, Talbotton, Buena Vista, Blakeiv
and Clayton should take the 8:20 p. m. train.
, . No. 2 No. 4. No. sT
Lv Augusta. 12:10 pm 9:20 pm
Lv Macon.. .10:35 am 11:00 pm
Lv Atlanta.. 6:soam 7:lspm ’
LvColumbus 11:30 pm 12: :5 pm
LvMoutg ry. 7:25 pm 7:4(1 am .. .
Lv Eufaula. .10:1: pm 10:4. ant
I.v Albany.. 4:45 am 11:55 am
Lv Milien 2:28 pm 3:20 am 5'30 am
Lv Guyton.. 4:o3pm 5:0 atn 6 58am
Ar Savannah 5:00 pm 0:15 am 8:00 am
Train No. lOt leaves Guyton 3:10 p. mTarrives
Savannah 4:25 p. m.
Sleeping cars on all night trains between Sa
vannah, Augusta, Macon and Atlanta, also Ma
con and Columbus.
Train No. 3, leaving Savannah at 8:20 n m
will stop regularly at Guyton, but at no other
point to put off passengers between Savannah
Train No. 4 will stop on signal at stations be
tween Milien and Savannah to take on passen
gers for Savannah
Connections at Savannah with Savannah.
Florida and Western Railway for all points in
Tickets for all points and sleeping car berths
on sale at City Office, No. 20 Bull street and
Depot Office 30 minutes before departure of
J. C. SHAW. G. A, WHITEHEAD,
Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent.
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway,
[All trains on this road are run by Central
nPIME CARD IN EFFECT JUNE 19 1887
X Passenger trains on this road will run daily
’ WEST INDIA FAST MAIL.
noWt ?' _ HEAP tTF.
, 'S m Lv Savannah Ar 12:06pm
,'l, P m Lv Jacksonville Lv 7:ooam
4=4oP ,n Lv Sanford Lv 115 am
9:00 p m Ar Tantpa Lv 8:00 p rri
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
Monday and I L Tampa Ar (Thursand
Thurs.pmf ...ar , Slln
Tuesday and I A K w L _ i Wed. kni
Friday..p m f Ar " JW,y west. Lv
Wednes. and I Havana lv ' Wed - ■ ln < i
Sat. .....a m ( Ar. Havana... Lv )Sttt noofl
Pullman buffet cars to and from New York
NEW ORLEANS EXPRESS.
7:00 am Lv Savannah Ar 7:58 pm
B:42am I.v ..Jesup Ar 6:16 pm
9:50 am Ar Way cross i.v 5:05 p m
11:26 a m Ar (’ailaWnT Lv~2:47 p nt
12:00 noonAr Jacksonville Lv 2:05 p m
:00 a m I.v Jacksonville Ar 7:45 p m
12'1’T a m L v Waycross Ar ~4:40 pra
12:04 pm Lv Valdosta Lv 2:56 pm
12:34 pnt Lv Quitman Lv 2:28 p•A
I:22pm Ar Thomasville... .Lv 1:45 i/ht
5:35pm Ar Bainhridge Lv ll:2/a m
4:01 pm Ar Chattahoochee Lv lbraOam
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jac'/tonvilla
and New York, to and from Waycross and New
Orleans via Pensacola.
EAST FLORIDA EXPRESS
1:30 pm Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 p m
8:20 p m Lv Jesup Lv >232 a ox
4 ; 40 p m Ar. Way cross Lv 9:23 a m
7:45 pm Ar Jacksonville Lv 7:00 a m
4:lspm Lv. Jacksonville Ar 9:45 am
7:20 p m Lv Waycross Ar 6:35 am
8:61 pin Ar Dupont Lv 5:30 am
8:28 pm 1 ,v... ._.. Lake City Ar 10:45 a m
8:45 pm Lv Gainesville Ar 10:30 a ra
6:55pm Lv. Live Oak Ar 7:loam
8: 40 pm Lv Du pent........ AjTs:2sa"iii
10:5opmAr Thoinasvtlle Lv 3:25am
1:22 am Ar Albany Lv 1:25 ara
Pullman buffet ears to and from Jacksonville
and St. Louis via Thomosytlle, Albany, Mont
gomery and Nashville.
7:35pm Lv Savannah Ar 6: lo am
10:05 p m Lv Jesup Lv 3:15 am
7:2lam Ar Atlanta Lv 7:05 pm
12:40 am Ar Waycross i.v 12:10 a in
7:25am Ar Jacksonville Lv 7:oopm
7:oopm Lv ~. Jacksonville Ar 7:25am
1:05 a in Lv Waycross Ar 11:30 p m
2:80 a m Ar....... .Dupont Lv 10:05 p m
7:10 ain Ar LivoTiok ~ I.v 6:55 p m
10:30 am Ar. Gainesville Lv 8:46 pnt
10:45 ain Ar Lake City Lv 3:25 pm
2:osam Lv Dupont Ar 9:35 pm
6:80 ain Ar Thomasville Lv 7:00 pin
11:40 ain Ar Albany Lv 4:00 p m
Stops at all regular stations. Pullman
sleeping cars to and from Jacksonville and Sa
vannah and to and from Savannah and Atlanta.
3:45pm Lv Savannah Ar B:39am
6:lopm Ar... Jesup Lv 5:25 aat
Stops at all regular and (lag stations.
At Savannah for Charleston at 6:45 a m. (ar,
rive Augusta via Y'emasseo at 12:30 p m), 12:28
j> in and 8:23 pin: for Augusta and Atlanta at
7:00 a in, 5:15 p m anil 820 pm: witii steamships
for New York Sunday, Tuesday and Friday: for
Boston Thursday: foi: Baltimore every fifth day.
At JESUP for Brunswick at 3:30 a in and 3:35
pm: for Macon and Atlanta 10:30 a m and 11:10
At WAYCItOSS for Brunswick at 10:00a mand
5:05 p m.
At CALLAHAN for Fernandina at 2:47 p ra;
for Waldo, Cedar Key, Ocala, etc , at 11:27 a in.
At I.IV'E OAK for Madison, Tallahassee, eta,
at 10:58 a in nud 7:30 p in.
At GAINESVILLE ror Ocala, Tavares, Broolts
ville and Tampa at 10:53 a m.
At ALBANY for Atlanta, Macon, Montgom
ery, Mobile, New Orleans, Nashville, etc.
AtCHATTAHOot HEEfor Pensacola, Mobil*
New Orleans at 4:11 p in.
Tickets sold and sleeping car berths secured
at BREN’S Ticket Oitlce, and at the Passenger
WM. P. HARDEF,, Gen. Pass. Agent
R. 0. FLEMING Superintendent
Charleston k Savannah Railway Cos.
CONNECTIONS made at Savannah with Sa
! vannah, Florida and Western Railway.
Trains leuve and arrive at Savannah by stand
ard time (90th meridian), which is 36 minutes
slower than city time.
No. 14* 38t 66* 78*
Lv Sav h .12:20 p m 4:00 p m 6:45 a m 8:23 pra
Ar Augusta 12:30 pm
Ar Beaufort 6:08 p m 10:15 am
Ar P. Korol 6:20 pm . 10:30a in
ArAl'dale.. 7:40 |i m B:lspm 10:20am
At - Cha'sLon 4.43 p m 9:20 p m 11:40 a m 1:25 a m
38* 35* S’*
Lv Cha’ston 7:10 am .3:35 p m 4:00a ra
Lv Augusta 12:35 pm
Lv Al’uale.. 6:loam 3:07 pm
Lv P. Koval. 7:ooam 2:00 p
I.v Beautort 7:l2am 2:15 pm
Ar Suv'b.. 10:15 ain 6:53 p m 6:41 a m
♦Dally between Savannah and Charleston,
tsiniduj s only.
Train No. 7s makes no coiineetlon with Port
Royal aid Augusta Kaliway. and stops only at
Ittugriand, Green l’oud and Karenei. Train 14
stops i .ily ai YViuassoc ami Green Pond, an t
connects (or Beaufort and port. Royal daily, and
lor Allendale daily, except Sunday. Trains 34
and re connect irom and for Beaufort and Port
lor tickets, sleeping car reservations and all
oilier information apply u> WM. BREW.
Special Ticket Agent, ii Bull street, and o
('lnnl"sion and savannah railway ticket oflloa
at Savannah. Honda uni Western Railway
uel ot. C. S GADSDEN, BupU
.1. s ii, 1887.
White Bluff Hoad.
| LANTK. IP iUGI'KTH. DEKIGNB, CUT
X 1 IyiWEKS furnished to order. Ivave
del at I*s VIS HHOfi , cmMf Hull sod Ysf*
Stroms Tv rmvuti v'a H ’♦pi