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A FIGHT 0 V ERA CHARTER
THE SAVANNAH, MACON AND BIR
MINGHAM ROAD BEATEN.
Capt. Gordon Makes a Hard Ficrht for
the Bill Ho Charges the Savannah,
Dublin and Western’s Constructors
with Building at a Big Profit.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 23.—1n the Senate
to-day the following bills passed;
To amend the art incorporating the West
End ami Atlanta Street Railroad company.
To create a board of commissioners of
roads and revenue for Marion county.
To provide for the levy and sale of per
■mini property when the t itle remains iu the
To amend the old tavern license act so as
to fix the fees of the Ordinary of Chatham
To provide for the registration of voters
in Terrell county.
To establish a City Court in Coweta
To incorporate the Georgia Mutual In
surance Conti tuny, of Savannah.
To create a lioard of commissioners of
roads and revenues of Clayton county.
Mr. James introduced a resolution invit
ing Hon. N. Staub, of the Nineteenth Sena
torial district of Connecticut, and Chief A.
C. Hendrix, of New Haven, J. B. Carrie! 1 ,
of Norwich, Samuel J. Gower, of South
Norwalk, and Samuel C. Snagg, of Water
bury, to the privileges of the Senate. The
resolution was unanimously adopted.
The Senate adjourned till Monday.
In the House.
Iu the House to-day Mr. McCord moved a
reconsideration of the action of the House
yesUirdny in defeating the minor labor bill.
The resolution was tabled.
The following new bills were introduced:
By Mr. Ashley, of Wilcox—A bill regu
lating seining and fishing in the Alapaha
By Mr. Perkins, of Burke - A bill for the
relief of the National Insurance and Security
By Mr. Hunt, of Hancock—A resolution
that a joint committee to consist of the
Speaker ami three members of the House
and the President and two members of the
Senate be appointed to ascertain what busi
ness there is before the General Assembly,
with the view of fixing a day for final ad
journment. The resolution was adopted.
The Finance Committee reported unfavor
ably on the resolution to pay for the Code
of parliamentary law, and to provide for
the purchase money, ns dedicated by the au
thor (Louis of Garrard.)
The report of the Finance Committee
ask<sl that the bill to establish an industrial
institute for the education of the girls of
Georgia, tie read the second time and re
The resolution by Mr. Hunt, looking to
adjournment of the Legislature, was recon
sidered for the purpose of amending it.
Mr. Tate, of Pickens, moved to amend by
adding Oct. Bas the day of adjournment.
The amendment killed the resolution and
both were vot*' down.
The following additional new bills were
By Mr. Sims, of Lincoln—A bill to amend
the charter of the town of Lincoltiton.
Bv Mr. McMicliael. of Schley—A bill to
incorporate the Planters’ Bank, of Ellaville.
Mr. Kay’s bill to provide for the levying
a county tax fo- the stipjiort of common
schools was recommitted.
The resolution of Mr. Kenan, of Baldwin,
to appropriate $3,50(1 for repairing the old
capital building at Miiledgeville was eonsid
ed in committee of the whole mid passed.
At the afternoon session the bill to appro
priate the proceeds of hire of misdemeanor
convicts in the Northeastern circuit to the
payment of costs, passed
The bill to provide for the settlement of
disputed county lines i>ass?d.
A FIGHT OVER A RAILROAD BILL.
Quite a discussion was had on the bill in
fcr odueed by Mr. Feiton. of Bibb, to incor
ate the Savannah, Macon and Birmingham
Railroad Company. The question caine
upon the substitiu ■ proposed by the commit
tee. which provided that the charter should
not be operative until October, 1838, and
not thou if the Savannah, Dublin and West
ern is completed. There was strong oppo
tion to the bill from the Savannah, Dublin
and Western people.
Mr. Gordon, of Chatham, made au earn
est and able effort to secure its passage. He
charged that th‘ opposition is trying to
build a road 200 miles long, and propose to
do it by float ing three millions of bonds,
416,000 per mile. Experts .say the road can
ha built for SB,OOO or SIO,OOO, and after built
could not pay a dividend and could not pav
their Interest on the bonds. For that reason
be felt confidence in saying that the bonds
can never be sold.
DOUGLAS GREEN'S ATTITUDE.
He read a telegram from Douglas Green,
of New York, Pi evident of the iSavaimah,
Dublin and Western, saying that the op-
IKKition to the eharter was without his
mow ledge or consent. He also read a tele
gram from tV. E. 11. Searcy, the only Geor
gia director of the United States Construc
tion (■ unpany, saying he was notopjswod
to the bid a:ni honed the Savannah, Dublin
and Western would withdraw their opposi
tion to it. He referred to the rail
road situation in Savannah, stating that
the influence controlling the Richmond and
Danville and the East Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia Centra), and would divert busi
ness from Savannah to Norfolk. He thought
Kavauiiah entitled| to the competing line
this bill would give them, and the Legisla
ture ought to pass the bill. He
hoped the legislature would view the ques
tion without fear or favor, prejudice or
partiality. He only asked justice for Sa
vannah. Mr. Gordon was supjiorted by Mr-
Chappell, of Muscogee, who made a manly
speech in favor of the bill. Speeches in
opposition were made by Messrs. Simmons,
of Sumter, and Hill, ot Meriwether. On a
rote the bill was lost by 37 yeas to (S3 nays.
KILLED BY HIS INSANE WIFE.
Bhe Found Her Husband’s Gun and
Shot Him in the Face.
Bainbkidi.k, Ga., Sept. 23.—W. <M.
Brooks was killed by his insane wife, two
miles south of here, this morning about sun
rise. J. F. Ingram, acting Coroner, was
notified and held an inquest. The facts
elicited were that during breakfast they hail
a quarrel. Brooks threatened to whin her.
but did not, He went out and was hitching
up an ox cart to come to town. She found
his gun where be had hid it, wulked out and
shot him in the face, killing him instantly.
Brookb has recently told citiaena t hat, his
wife's insanity was increasing, and that his
life was in constant danger. She was also
i slave to whisky, and its influence
adder! to her fury. The deceased was
a thriving and industrious farmer. He
came here from Henry county, Alh., where
he has relations. His >vifo was a Mbs King,
and has relations in this Hlate and Eufaula.
Ala. They have four smull children. The
oldest is a boy of ft years. They and bis
proisTty have ls*-n taken in chaigo bv 11.
B. Ehrlich until their relations can lie heard
from. The wife is in jail raving wildly.
TKWKILUC, Ga., Bent. 23.—8. C. Htew*rt,
formerly of Knvannab, had the misfortune
to lose his dwelling Wednesday morning by
fire. Tile fire originated in tlie kitchen, and
the family barely escaped with their lives,
losing everything. The insurance'is a I suit
II.OiNi, wlui'h will not tsiver luxlf the loan,
We are now having a light rain, the first
in tin e" mouths Cotton is coming in rnp
litMllwws is issiUlillg
Luo* Will Retain Hl* Command
Wamukoton, 23.-Admiral 1 aice,
m>iiiviing the North AUonUc squadron
l*> witUdrawn hi* request Uj b* reli*v*j
and will retain lia ajtuiiuuid
STANDING BY THE LESSEES.
Dr. Eugene Foster Tells What He
Found at a Camp.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 33.—When the con
vict hearing was resumed this morning, Dr.
Eugene Foster, of Augusta, was sworn.
For several years he was physician to the
Augusta camp. He thought the treatment
and condition of the convicts at the camp
compared favorably with that of the city
of Augusta convicts and the convicts of
Richmond county. Judging from their
physical condition, he thought they must
have been well fed and kept. The witness
at the time of the recent charges of reces
sive sickness, scurvy,etc., at the Bondurant
camp, was engaged by Capt. Lowe to ex
amine the camp as an expert. Asa
result of that investigation he thought
the camp should be relieved
of the charges of liail
sanitary condition. He examined every
convict for scurvy 1 , but failed to find a case
and in only one instance was there symp
toms of scurvy, and he did not believe that
was a ease of scurvy. The report made by
the witness to Capt,. Lowe of the result of
this examination, which was very lengthy,
was by consent of counsel read by the
witness and is now in evidence. The wit
ness complimented Dr. Westmoreland very
highly l iu the discharge of his professional
duty as principal physician.
A RAILROAD MAN’S TESTIMONY,
j Maj. Green, Chief Engineer of the Geor
gia Midland railroad, was sworn and testi-
I tied to the good treatment of the convicts
I during the construction of that road. He
thought they were better fed and better
treated than free labor.
Mr. Hill, for one of the lessees, brought
in two witnesses, young white men, but
they were found to be drunk,
and were excused. Capt. Starnes
made a statement in reply to Mr. Bondur
ant’s charges ol’ yesterday that he lmd mis
appropriated supplies, clothing and blankets
boujrht for the convicts. Htarns made an
enijihatic denial, and denounced Bondurant
in round terms. The hearing was then ad
journed until to-morrow.
CONVICTS GROWING UNRULY.
Since the recent investigations into the
treatment of convicts, the executive action
touching some of the camps, and the pend
ing prosecution of the case against the
lessees, reports have been constant,
that the convicts, construing the move
ment as one looking to their protec
tion agninst punishment, have be
come disobedient and insubordinate
to such an extent that it is difficult to con
trol them by the ordinary discipline. The
matter has been laid before the Governor,
and this afternoon he issued an executive
order, directed to the principal keeper, di
recting him to notify the convicts in each
camp that the investigation instituted by
the Governor was not intended to interfere
with the discipline of those lawfully in con
trol of the camps, and that disobedience
and insubordination on the part of the con
victs would not be permitted or tolerated,
and that such conduct would lie punished.
FUN OF THE FIRE CHIEFS.
The Association Elects Officers and
Then Goes for a Drive.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 33.—The National
Association of Fire Cbiofs held a short ses
sion this morning in the ball room of the
Kimball House. Ex-Chief Stocked, of
Nashville, chairman of the committee,
made a report, showing the extent and
character of fire apparatus exhibited for
the lienefit of the association. Some of the
exhibitors made short talks explanatory of
Ex-Chief Farque.*, of Richmond, offered
a resolution of a complimentary character
with reference to the Atlanta department,
which was adopted.
Minneapolis was selected as tho place for
holding the next annual meeting. The
committee on nominations, through ex-
Chief Nevins, of Brooklyn, reported the fol
lowing as the officers for the ensuing year:
President—VV. It. Joyner, of Atlanta.
Secretary—H. A. Hills, of Cincinnati.
Treasurer—A. C. Hendrick, of New
Vice Presidents—lt. B. MeCoot, of Penn
sylvania; D. C. Larkin, of Ohio; Fred Horn
ing, of New York: J. T. Prov.it;.. of Con
necticut; J. F. Lynch, of Massachusetts; A.
Fernandez, of Georgia; J, E. li slice, of
Maine; R. Kiersted, of New Jersey; R. F.
Herbert, of Virginia; J. F. Swenie, of Illi
nois; J. Lindsey, of Missouri; G. Kendrick,
of Indiana; L. A. Bentley, of Michigan; A.
I’. Fogg, of Iowa; F. L. Stetson, of Min
nesota; W. Oldenburg, of Texas; N. IV.
Eagan, of Florida; Joan Link,of ICentuckv;
F. L. O’Neill, of South Carolina; P. B.
Sheser, of Tennessee; J. VV. Boone, of West
Virginia; VV. K. Jones, of Alabama, and
John Bri ey, of Rhode Island.
Auditing Committee—VV. Stockell, G. VV.
Tavlor and A. P. Suseure.
Tne report of the committee was accepted
and the secretary was instructed to cast the
whole vote for the o 111 cel’s as reported by
This afternoon thirty carriages were
p!ni-ed at the dis;>osition of tho chiefs and
they were shown ttie city.
JACKSONVILLE’S O. A. R.
The Citizens Present the Organization
With a Handsome Flag.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 33. AU the
members of the G. A. R. of this city, turned
out this morning to wish those memliers go
ing to St. Louis for the encampment bon
voyayr. The armory was filled by a large
number of ladles who had heard that
a magnificent Hag was to be
presented to the excursionists, but
us the time was limited it was resolved to
present the flag at the dejKjt of the
armory as was first decided upon. The
members thereuion started down to the
depot and having fallen into line Gen. VV. S.
Walker of Atlanta, a gallant Confederate
cavalry General, presented the colei's in a
brief but stirring speech which was received
with rounds of applause. Gen Walker’s
speech Was replied to by Chaplain S I). Paine
who roundly abused the politicians of the
country for trying to bring about an
estrangement between the Grand Amy of
the Republic and President Cleveland.
The flag, which was a very handsome
one, was a present to the Grand Army of
the Republic from the citizens of Jackson
ville. Thirty-four representatives went
from this city, under the command of E.
VV. Henck, department commander. The
members expect to be absent ten days, and
will lie joined by companies from South
Florida and Pensacola.
The First District Division of the Sons of
Temperance, of Florida, was organized in
this city yesterday afternoon. Officer* were
elected and the meeting adjourned to meet
again in this city on the second Wednesday
in October. This division includes the
counties of Duval, Bt. John’s, Baiter, Clay
Albert Drysdale and J. H. Hardee bought
the grocery business of V. H. James to-day
and will start a grocery store. Both part
ners are prominent young men and ore
backed with ample capital to muke the busi
ness a success.
Excitement was caused on Bay street this
afternoon by three pistol shot* following iu
quick succession in the interior of Hntz’s
barroom All investigation showed
that .Sheriff Holland and Deputy
Sheriff E. J. Murphy had
surprised a gang of twenty-live negro gam-
I dels who hud iniide the suloon their rendez
vous. tln tie 1 appoaratM-e of the officers the
gamblers scntierisl In all direction*, in t ie
■neluo^nock lug the offireis down and escap
ing The Sneriff knows several of the gam
bler* mid say* he will capture the whole
Put In In Distress.
Pensacola Fla , Moot. 33. The Norwe
gian tank Fee-dsn 11, -111) tons, (‘apt Carl
Norls-i g, sailed from Itiienos \ c i# on July
7, 1887, till V IX dnv out, IsMiiid for Vpu
lachicola. Ft* Nile encountered the nrmt
gai uml put Into thl* port in uUltsm for
TIIE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1881.
A Detailed List of the Sufferers by the
Cos n flag-ration.
Hanford, Fla., Sept. 28. —At 1:16o’clock
yesterday morning fire was discovered iu
the rear of Altrees’ bakery, on First street.
One of the small chemical engines turned
on a stream, but it had no effect. The fire
rapidly 1 spread to Sanford avenue on tho
east, and to Magnolia avenue on the west,
burning out tho following named business
houses. but. loss.
; Max Myereon. general store loss . . 3 H.IJUO
! Zerl Adams, grocery 4,500
ilemont, bakery 1 ; 2(X1
| G. Altree, bakery 1,0(IU
——Wheeler, saloon 1,600
K. Cohen, clothing 7,600
('hftires & Yetser, druggists. ... 4,000
K. W. Shepherd, liquors 3.000
W. J. Hill, paints, oils and plumbers’
materials and building 7.000
J. Buckeit, restaurant 800
M. K. Hester, Girard House . 2,<XX>
M. K. Hester, store building 2,000
John Dodd, Teahen House 3,00 >
C. Jones, saloon 1,000
T. Mcßae, druggist 1,200
Brumley A Harrison, hardware 2,500
Lord, jewelry. .Stock saved: dam
age not known.
M. K. Brown, clothing 4.500
M. J. Doyle, general store 24,000
M. J. Doyle, liotel building . 3,(XX)
Diedrich, Hotel Everglade furniture. 2.600
Marks & Tomlinson, real estate 500
E. C. Parkhurst, dry gjods, boots and
H. L. DeForrest, furniture 6,000
C. J. Barrett, sporting goods, billiards.. 1,200
J. S, Vanbeßoe, groceries 3.000
F. Adler & Cos., boots and shoes 3.000
B. Simms, liquors 2,500
W. Beardall, Monroe House 2,100
.1. X. Bishop, Iniiluings 15,000
Drs. W'ylly and Caldwell, medical li
brary, etc 2,000
Dr. King 'Vylly. office building 700
Owner unknown—Dr. Forest building.. 4,IKK)
D. J. Ilrawdy, store building 2,000
C. S. Deutch, general merchandise 2,400
W. J. Donbrosky, jewelry and confec’y. 1.500
Ida Gemissert. empty store buildings. . 10,000
Hayden and Philips, store buildings. , 1,500
I’. Ilockstein, store buildings I,IXIO
F. Hotchkiss, brick store building 12,(NX)
M. C. Hayes, billiard tallies, etc tXX)
C. H. Eeffier, store buildings 2,400
K. Miller, store buildings 2,000
S. Hupp, shoemaker 150
A. M. Thrasher, library ... 1,000
A. M. i brasher, store buildings 2,000
The losses will probably run higher than
this, ns quite a number of people were living
in buildings burned, anil saved none of their
household goods. The fire engine from Or
lando arrived here at 4:30 o’clock this morn
ing—too late to lie of any service in subdu
ing the conflagration.
They made the trip, twenty-two miles,
over the South Florida railroad in thirty
four minutes. The Sanford House and San
Leon Hotel are safe. The liquor dealers
succeeded in saving most of their stock.
From the fire line west to and including
the Everglade Hotel, the buildings were con
tinuous and all wooden except the Hotch
kiss block, which could have been saved
with sufficient water. The stream would
not run 30 feet from end of hose.
CLAY COUNTY’S VOTE.
How Pleading and Good Things to Eat
Influenced tho Fight.
Green Cove Springs, Sept. 23.—Clay
county has joined the procession of dry ones
in Florid.. The election took place on
Sept. 20, resulting in a majority of over 100
in favor of prohibition. Only a light vote
was polled, comparatively little attention
having been paid to the event outside Green
Cove Springs, the county site. All the sa
loons of the county nrc located there, as are
also most of the hotels In addition to the per
sistent gambling and minor immoralities
usually linked with saloons, it leaked out
recently that at least one of them, a large
portion of the Sabbath day lias b -eu devot
ed to disgraceful orgies, either unknown to
the town authorities or unheeded by
them. The ladies, therefore, determined
to work for the extermination of
the saloons, and entered actively into the
canvass. Laggard husbands, brothel’s and
sons were roused into action. On the day
of election tiie ladies mustered in lull force
in front of the polling place at an early hour
armed with an ample supply of blue ribbons
and < art louils of free lunch, consisting of
edibles to suit every palate. These, and
pleading arguments, certainly proved effec
tual, because it is more than probable that
they were the principal cause of tho dry ma
jority. Within a few days the saloons of
Green Cove Springs will vanish, and tho
ladies of the town aro entitled to the credit
thereof. Politics or color lines had no part
in the issue.
Maybe it Was a Fire Balloon.
Millkdgevili.k, Sept. 33.—A very sin
gular meteoric phenomenon was seen last
night about 8 o'clock. It did not seem to
be a shooting star, but rather a floating one.
It was first seen about half way between
the zenith and western horizon, apparently
swinging or floating from side to side and
up and down just as a light downy feather
is borne about by the wind. As it kept
slowly bobbing it continued also to gradu
ally come down toward . the horizon in a
southwest direction until it finally disap
peared slowly behind the horizon iu the
southwest. The star was about the size of
the North star and about as bright, not
brighter, and it moved aliout and floated
downwurd very slowly.
A Qin House Burned.
Albany. Ga., Sept. 33.—A gin house
upon the sand hills two mileseast of Albany
was fired by incendiaries last night. At
tempts were made to fire the dwelling house
but the dogs prevented. The gin was tho
proriertv of Col. Nelson Tift. The loss is
SI,OOO, with no insurance.
EXCITEMENT ON THE TURF.
The Scratching of a Horse Causes a
Stir Among Betters.
New York, Sept. 3!!.—The following is a
summary of to-day’s races at the Brooklyn
Jockev Club's grounds:
Fibst Race -Three- quarters of a mile. Badge
won, w.th Stuyvesant second and Umpire third.
Second Race —One and one-quarter miles.
Swift won. with Exile second anil Ten Booker
third. Time 2:18J4
TmnnRACK Three-quarters of a mile. Ford
ham won, with Locust second and Carrie G.
third. Time I:29ti.
Fourth Race—One and one-eighth miles.
Bessie June won, with Duly Primrose second
and Alarie third. Time 2:0744-
Firm Race -Three-quarters of a mile. Pearl
Jennings won. with Harry Russell second and
Bed Stone third. Time 1:20.
Though Gleaner had lieen sere.tubed before the
last rare, his name was put up by mistake on
the bookmaker’s hoards and a large amount of
money was bet on him. The judges learning of
this, ordered all liets off unit theioidh were
turned and Gleaner's nuuie was taken ilr The
Judges went further mil declared that
combination IsKikmakei-s should refund all
money on combination In which Gleaner
was named ns a winner. This notion
Aroused n good deni of excitement until its
true purpose was understood, w‘i u it wus seen
thnt the judges and managers of the course
were protecting the publie. There were ugly
reports Hying about its to the cause of the
scratching of Gleaner, but none of them could
Sixth Rack line and one sixteenth miles
Maggie Mitchell w on, with Cnrrissimu second
mid Bonnie 8 third Time BAbR),
Louikvili, k, Ky., Sept 23. —To-day’s
races resulted us follow*:
First Rack Half mile. Go Lightly won,
with I Inutile second ami Hitler third, Time
tieuoND Rack Mileaiid a Mixteenth host oral
first with Kirkland second and Lot i* Cl irk
ttdrd Time 1:524 4 ,
Till'd liAur. Three quarter* t a mil" V.-tl
nan!" won, with poteen second and t’atalpa
thirl Time 1:15
i ouhiii lju'K Due mile. Bertha won, wilti
I‘alloii second and Kentucky llan third. Tine*
Firm Baca Mmou aiffh'li*of ainile Walker
woo. with Hoped*!* second and ( ha lev third
Tims I *1
SINGER’S WIVES AND WEALTH.
Tho Death of a Duke Recalls Memories
of Hia Eccentric Ways.
From Ihr Chicago Inter-Ocean.
A recent cable dispatch announced the
deatii at Paris, of the Duke Canepo Selice.
who was described as the husband of one of
the beautiful daughters of Isaac M. Singer.
The Duke died of heart disease and was a
millionaire. Hardly a twelvemonth pusses
without the occurrence of some incident,
either foreign or domestic, which recalls
memories of the patentee and first manu
facturer of tha Singer sewing machine,
Isaac 51. Singer, whose immense wealth ami
total disregard for matrimonial bonds made
him notorious on both sides of tiie Atlantic.
Singer was bom in Massachusetts, but spent
tiie greater part of his early life in and
around New York City. After obtaining his
patent, Singer, in order to protect, him
self against Howe, associated himself with
a lawyer named Clnrke in the manufacture
of machines. Clarke managed tiie business
and in reality made the money for Singer.
After the organisation in 1853 the style of
the firm was Isaac M. Singer & 00., Clarke
tan ng the company. Singe made the most,
if not all of his gigantic fortune, between
the years of 1853 and lIWB, lor during tho
latter year the company was incorporated
us theSlOgur Manufacturing ('ompuny, and
Singer himself, having been marriod-about
four times more than the law allows, sold
all of bis property, retaining only some of
the stock of the newly organized company,
and, crossing the Atlantic, took up his resi
dence in England with the one of his five
wives with whom he'was most impressed at
tiie time. Hero Singer died in 1873, and
litigation of his estate of over $15,000,000 is
not yet ended.
Tiie wife of tho Duke Campo Selice is
thought by Chicago persons, who know
something of Singer’s history, to be one of
tiie children of the union maintained by
Singer and one of his wives for ten years in
England. Several daughters of the re
nowned Singer resided in New York city,
and attracted considerable attention through
their great personal beauty and style. Some
three years ago the noted actor, Frank C.
Hangs, married one of them, but a sensa
tional separation followed the wedding be
fore the honeymoon was passed, and later
on the actor instituted suit for divorce.
Some time within a year past an
enterprising newspaper correspondent
unearthed, as it were, one of
Singer’s widows down on the Jersey coast,
near New York City, where she had been
living for years under an assumed name,
and having given up all hope of obtaining
any portion of Singer’s estate. A brother
of Isaac M. Siuger has Jived in various por
tions of Illinois for the past ten years. He
is of a roving nature, however, and chooses
farming as his vocation. The brother’s
name is John, and he occasionally comes to
Chicago. About a year ago he stepped into
the office of the Singer Manufacturing
Agency, on Wabash avenue and Jackson
street, introduced himself to the managers,
and, after spending a few moments in con
versation, disap;ieared as suddenly as he had
come and has not been heard of since.
A Man Whose Electric Fingers Cause
Him Great Trouble.
From the Philadelphia Fries.
Anton Saverne, a Belgian cabinetmaker
employed at a Kensington shipyard, has the
wonderful power of producing electric
sparks by rubbing his fingers. Saverne is a
little, swarthy fellow, about 40 years old,
with a bushy head of black hair, keen blue
eyes—ver 11 rare among his countrymen—
and very small hands. His motions prove
that he is excessively nervous, and his
senses of hearing, sight and smell, us he as
sured a reporter yesterday, are unusually
acute. His parents still live on a farm in
Belgium, near Brussels, and he is the young
est of a family of eleven children.
“I know not how I do it,” he said lust eve
ning, as the reporter saw sparks shoot from
isav erne’s fingers. The cabinetmaker
rubbed his finger tips rapidly up and down
upon his trousers. Then, hofding his hands
out with fingers widely extended, jets of
tin/ yellow flames, or long sparks, shot
out. They seemed propelled I)3’ some un
seen force ten or twelve inches into the air,
when they vanished. The right hand ap
peared more charged with electricity, if the
sparks are electric, than the left. Tiie lamp
in Saverue’s front room was put out so that
the .sparks might be seen in all their bril
liancy. It' wus a wonderful sight. Again
and again did the bushy-headed Belgian rub
his fingers and hold them out while tiny
showers of bl ight sparks darted out as if
from toy fireworks.
“I wus not always so,” said Saverne.
lighting the lamp and his black pipe filled
with villanous tobacco, at the same time.
“When I had been sick ten years ago it was
said 1 would die. I lay so weak one night
iu my father’s house when there came up a
storm. Such thunder and lightning I never
knew before. And my body had sucli queer
sensations. While I lay, covered up with
bedclotlies, my mother sat holding her face
in her hands by my side, and I seemed to
feel a thousand needles pricking my limbs
and chest and tho soles of rnv feet. It was
not so painful, for queer thrills came with
every prick, and when the thunder rolled
away and tiie rain stopped I rose up, leaned
back, and put out my hand to take that of
my mother’s. My eyes were closed, but I
heard her cry:
11 ‘Whatt’ I gasped, weakly.
“ ‘Your hand.’
“I looked at it. The one nearest to her
It was all afiame. I was terrified. My cry
brought my father and sisters to the room.
They looked at me in horror. I took my
other hand from the clothes to rub the
right. Sparks shot from the fingers of the
left Soon they died away, but I have but
to rub iny bands as you have seen and the
Saverne told of the hardships brought,
upon him by his singular faculty. The
neighboring peasants in Belgium avoided
him and told awful stories of his being in
league with the devil. Men would not hire
him to plow or in harvest time. His own
family clung to him, but the farm was
small and he came to this country five years
ago. Here he learned the cabinet-making
trade and got employment at finishing ship
interiors. But when his companions sa w
his faculty or infirmity they treated him
coldly, liis ignorant neighbors in Schles
wig street regard him as possessed of an
evil spirit. Saverne’s electric fingers are
the cui’se of his existence.
Remarkably Sensitive Telephone.
Milford i Mass.) Dispatch to the Poston Journal.
By invitation of W. A. Heyward, man
ager of the Pulsion Teleptnthe Company,
the Assciated Press agent and other news
pa|>er men inspected their private wire this
afternoon. The transmitter contains a most
sensitive vibrator, fully covered by patents
and uses no electricity. Two transmitters
were placed in the attics of two different
buildings and connected by I,IXIO feet of bale
copper wire. Another wus run to un apple
orchard,wound around a tree and continued
back to the house. The party stood in the
orchard and Mr. Prince went to one of the
uttics. Conversation wus varied on by
simply standing near and talking toward
the limb of the tree that the wire
wins attached to. Tho lowest whisper
and the ticking of a watch were distinctly
hoard by placing one end of a broom-handle
or ii stick against the tree and the other
end to the ear. A hat was held against the
wire mid the Associated Press agent walked
sixty feet by uetuul measurement from tho
hat and yet distinctly heard all the conver
sation. The playing of a harmonica and
singing was heard a distance ol seventy-five
feet from the Imt. The party then went to
theattie of the house where one transmitter
was stationed, while Mr. Prince remained
at the other end, nearly half a mile away.
The lowest conversation was heard iu any
part of the house, also wliis|ieriiig, singing,
etc. The party then went out of the house
down sinir- anil stood in the yard till" e fe> t
from the stairs and heard Mr. Prince sing
Mild talk. Mr. Prince then went down
stairs m the hoiix* where hi* tiaiwmitter
was h cited and talked in an entry awai
from the transmitter end wire, a id coni I
Im> Plainly h *.crd ir ,si ru# other end I
T. P. A.
An adjourned meeting of tbe Travelers' Pro
tective Association will beheld THIS EVENING
at the Screven House, at 8 p. M. A punctual
attendance is requested.
D. NEWMAN, President.
H. M. Holey. Secretary.
To the Members of the \a*nl Stores Mutual
A meeting of the Association is hereby called
to assemble at the Marshall House, in Savannah,
Ga., on OCTOBER 3n, at 10 a. m.
Important business in relation to the naval
stores industry will be considered and efforts
made to inaugurate some plans by which the
objects of the Association may be advanced.
A cordial invitation is extended to every oper
ator to meet with us and unite with the Asso
ciation. E. J. BAKER,
Pres. Naval Stores Mutual Protective Ass’n.
Jos. B. Fraser, Secretary.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices " will be charged $1 00 o Square each
All persons are hereby cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of tbe crew of the Aus
trian bark SIRENA, Capt. Cosulich, as no
debts of their contracting will be paid by Mas
ter, Owners or
M. S. COSULICH & CO., Agents.
All bills against the British steamship ELSIE,
Thompson, Master, must lie presented at our
office by or before 12 o'clock midday on SAT
URDAY, the 24th inst., or payment thereof will
_ A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees. _
MR, A. S. COHEN, formerly with Collat Bros.,
is now opening a Shoe Store at 189)4 Broughton
street, and respectfully solicits a share of the
ARCADE OYSTER AND CHOP HOUSE.
The finest delicacies of NORTHERN AND
SOUTHERN MARKETS. NEW YORK OYS
TERS per every steamer. OPEN DAY AND
NIGHT. T. 1L ENRIGHT.
Neither the Master nor Consignees of the Ger
man bark ELENA, Fr. Gerber, Master, will be
responsible for any debts contracted by the
crew. AMERICAN TRADING SOCIETY,
Savannah Agency Consignee.
CRANBERRY, APPLE. PEACH AND CO
COANUT PIE; also CREAM PUFFS.
A large variety of Cakes fresh; baked every
day. JOHN DERST,
GRAND FREE LUNCH >
CHAS. KOLSHORN & BRO.,
■ 170 Broughton street,
DR. J. EMMETT BLAt RSHEAIL
LATE OF MACON, GA.
Office and residence: 150 Jones street, Savan
nah, Ga. •
NOTICE TO DELING CENT WATER
CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE, I
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 14, 1887. i
Unless your water rent, past due since July
lst, 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.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 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. It is t horough
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 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 liefore send
ing their orders abroad. J. H. ESTILL.
DR. HENRY £ COLUINU,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
I LMER’g 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 lie
excelled. Highest prises 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.
R. F. ULMER. M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
PRIN'T'IIU AMD BOOKBINDER.
1834,- FIFTY-THREE YEARS-1887.
At the RuMlncn.H, nmi up
with tlie Muitic all tlie Time.
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
■■:verytliliiK complete for the
ttent Work. No Hlniichy work,
men. No poor work.
REA L ESTATE.
WALTHOUR & RIVERS,
AGENTS AND DEALERS IN
Ileal Ks ! ate.
Special attention given to (.ol'e ilon of Rent*.
Hriwlr., etc.; also lYujr'rg mi l Selling.
Olflnn t No O'l |i n . a.i
• MILLIN ERY.
138 Broughton Street.
fid Carnival flit
IN THE PRICES OF
High Art Embroidery Materials.
These prices will remain the same throughout
the season unless factory prices changes.
Fasten Your Eyes Right Here !
25 Skeins il hunch) of Corticelli, best skein
Embroidery Silk, in every shade, for 16c.
12 Skeins (double length) Shaded Embroidery
Silk for 20c.
12 Skeins Florence Filoselle Silk, every shade,
Florence Etching Silk, in every shade, at 3c. a
Florence Best Knitting Silk, J 4 ounce spools,
for 33c. each.
Best Quality Silk Arasene (18 yards to bunch),
in every shade, 18c. a bunch.
Superior Silk Ribbonsene (18 yarns to bunch),
in every shade, 25c. a bunch.
Every shade Frosted Tinsel (8)4 yards to ball)
at BVc. each.
No. 1 Silk Chenille (15 yards to bunch), in
every shade, for 28c. a bunch.
No. 2 Silk Chenille (15 vards to bunch), in
every shade, for 18c. a bunch.
Bergman's Imported Berlin Zephyrs, in 2,4,
8 fold, at Si per pound of 16 laps, or 7c. per lap;
a line consisting of nearly 1.000 shades and con
firmed the largest in the South.
Shetland Floss and other Fancy Wools, giving
the best weight in this country, at $1 per pound,
or 7c. per ounce.
None Can Touch Us.
We have the largest and best detailed depart
ment devoted to this purpose in this city.
Get Rock Bottom Prices
From us on 2yard wide French Felts, in every
lambrequin Ornaments, Chenille and Silk
Cords, Canvasses of all kinds, 25-inch Plushes,
Macreme Cord, Darning Cottons, Embroidery
Cottons, Linen Floss and the host of such
articles kept in a first-class department devoted
to this use.
Bargains throughout our entire lines of
MILLINERY and FANCY GOODS.
P. S.—Mail orders promptly attended to.
Mutual Co-Operative Association,
UNDER ODD FELLOWS’ HALL,
—IS HEADQUARTERS FOR—
Cross & Blackwell’s Preserves,
—AND ANYTHING IN—
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
John R. JWithington, Agt.
Rust Proof Oats, Seed Rve,
And all kinds of VEGETABLES and FRUITS
By every steamer.
25 Cars Oats, 25 Cars Hay,
50 Cars Corn.
GRITS, MEAL, CORN EYE BEAN. TEAS,
and feed of all kinds.
155 BAY STREET."'
Warehouse in 8., F. & W. R y Yard.
T.JP. BOND & CO.
FINE GRAPES IN SMALL BASKETS
Pears, Apples, Cabbages,
Onions, Potatoes, Lemons.
Seed Rye and Oats,
CGIiAIN, HAY AND FEED.
I*arge buyers are urged to get our prices be
169 BAY ST,
W. D. SIMKINS & CO,
A. M. & (’. W. WESTS.
m ean s DEPOT;
1565. ESTABLISHED iww.V
Estill’s News Depot,
No. BULL STREET.
WILLIAM EST ILL,
A FULL supply of all kinds of Reading Matter
constantly on linn I. Any Book. Ma ;azine or
Paper you may desire, which is not in stock
will Is* promptly procure 1 for vou hy tearing
your order. hjaN-ial at ti-nti>>n given to thede
llvery of the SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS.
I’I.AM firawm CWAE
Omus or (‘Hitr Enoipkkh i
ANO (iKNCIIAI, MaNAOKR, '■
Savannah, Ua . Sept. !kl, PW. j
I thu u> until 18 u..
I > HI .11 I-MLER.knit, for the construction of
that isirtlon of the TbniuMVllle. Tallaiiaee
•!}'.' railroad eglrndlUK from Tin.mas
t ille, Georgia, to tic l Florida Slate line All
clearing, grubbing, grading and bridging will la*
let under-e contract It-.lilrs mav he exam
Ined and further Informal ion may lie obtained
upon "I'l'lba'ion „t the Chief Engineer'* office
K.. 1 and NN Ky.. Savannah. 0a , after Hcptatn
, . 11 H hainbC
(’hisf Ks?|nAsr AfiA (Un * i n ~ p i (
Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com
pany will sell round trip tickets to
CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AND
By following Trainsand at following Rates:
By train leaving Sundays only, at fi:4s a. m. : re
turning, leave Charleston at 3:35 p. h., Port
Royal 3:30 and Beaufort 3:45 p. m. same
d°y $i oo
By train leaving Suhday only at 6:45 a. m,; re
turning, leave Charleston Monday mora
By train leaving Saturday at 8:23 p. m. ; return
ing, leave Charleston Monday morning.. $2 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
and at Depot. E. P. McSWINEY.
Gen. Pass. Agent.
CLEARING JHJT SALE.
To Make Room for Fall Stock,
I will offer Special Inducements iq
MY ENTIRE STOCK,
With exception of my Empire State Shirt.
r Y , HE following roods will lie sold cheaper than
X ever offered in Savannah:
Summer and India Silks.
Cream. White and Light Shades of Albatross.
Colored and Black all Wool Dress Goods.
Black Camel’s Hair Grenadines at 8oc.; 40-inch
Printed Linen Lawns at less than cost.
Real Scotch Ginghams at less than cost.
Black Henriettas at $1 40 and Si 75; sold at
$2 and $2 25.
Ijidies' and Children’s Silk and Lisle Thread
Hose in black and colored.
Imdies’ and Children's Undervests; best goods
in the market
Linen Sheeting and Pillow-Case Linen.
Cream and White Table Damask.
9-4 Whip! Damask at $1; former price $1 50.
Napkins and Doylies in cream and white.
IJnen 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.
Now Is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to sell it.
20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds, 75c.
140 Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5.
200 Tic' ets, good for 1,000 Pounds, $7.
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c.
Lower prices to large buyers.
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
and polite service. Full and liberal weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE GO,
144 BAY ST.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
L. IL DAVIS,
Secretary arid Manager of the Great South
ern Portmit Company.
\N inspection of samples of our Portraits at
our office, with Davis 8r05.,42 and 44 Bull
street, will greatly Interest those who contem
plate having small pictures of themselves, their
friends, living aud deceased, copied and enlarged
in OIL, WATER COLOR, INDIA INK. PAS
TE LLP and CRAYON. We guarantee a per
fect likeness and excellence of work. We have
about TWENTY DIFFERENT STYLES AND
GRADES IX SIZES OF ENLARGED POR
TRAITS from Bxlo to 50x90. and our prices are
from $2 to SBOO each. EMPLOY FORTY ART
ISTS; been twenty-six years in the business;
have a 6,000 candle-power ELECTRIC LIGHT,
and are fully prejiared with all proper expedi
tion and skill to execute all orders promptly
and satisfactorily. We respectfully solicit your
orders L. b. DAVIS,
Secretary and Manager The Great Southern
NEW HOTEL TOGNL
(Formerly St. Mark’s.*
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Ha
WINTER AND SUMMER.
r PHE MOST central House In the city. Neat
1 I’ost Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. fcii 50 to $3 per dav.
JOHN l>. TOWNI. Proprietor.
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
1 u Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city) and h%s oeen remodeled and newly ftir
nished. r rhe proprietor, who hy recent purchase
is also the owner of th© establishment, •pori
neither pains nor expense in th© entertainment
of his guest*. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of tlie
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
\FFORpS pleasant South rooms, good hoard
with pure Arlesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing tabic, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton s'.reeta, opposite Marshall House.
PAINTS AMD OILS.
JOHN G. BUTLER,
WHITE LEADS. COLORS, OILS, tiI.ASS,
W VARNISH. ETC.: READY MIXED
PAINTS; RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL
SUPPLIES. SaSIIES, doors, bunds and
BUILDERS’ HARDWARE. Sole Agent for
GEORGIA LIME. ( AU’INED PLASTER CE
MENT, HAIR hud LAND PLASTER.
6 Whitaker Street. Savannah. Georgia.
IST rums. MEKPBY, m
House, Sign and Ornamental Painting
I'XECUTIiP NEATLY and with dispatch.
I j Paint*, Oil*. Varniftlit.N, Brunbe*. t* iado*
<il/uwe*. Ho., etn. hftttuuiUw furmh*J on *!►
OOKNfctt OOJfOKKHd AXt) DRAYTON bTt-
Pi*'* *• a/ i 'hf'ff riiiiH