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HUFF MAKES THINGS JIUM
THE CONVICT LEASE SYSTEM TER
Everybody Connected with It Put Un
der the Ban of His Condemnation—
The Debate on the Bill to Establish
a Permanent Penitentiary and Sup
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 27.—1n the Senate
to-day the House resolution authorising the
sale or lease of certain property belonging
60 theijttWe, at Calhoun, to be used us a
Site erection uf a cotton warehouse
by prifflPr parties, was tabled after some
The bill to amend section 4665 of the Code
The bill of Mr. Wright, of the First dis
trict, to prohibit transactions in futures,
and to provide a penalty, was lost.
The bill of Mr. Dean, of the Forty-second
district, to prevent the running of trains by
over-worked officials or employes, passed
with an amendment.
The House bill to establish City Court of
The House bill, known as the Confeder
ate Soldiers bill, making an appropriation
for those disabled, passed.
In the House.
In the House to-day Air. AY T eil, of Fulton,
moved to reconsider the action of the House
yesterday, in refusing to pass the bill to
prohibit the operation of “bucket shops” in
Georgia. He said that he had introduced
the bill at the request of the merchants of
Atlanta. Ho thought dealing in futures was
gambling. The bill did not seek to control
legitimate transactions, but only to prohibit
gambling in these enterprises. The motion
to reconsider was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Russell, of Polk, the bill
introducedhy him to impose a tax of SI,OOO
on itinerant physicians, which was adopted
yesterday, was reconsidered.
The special order of the day was the con
sideration of the hill of Mr. Huff, of Bibb, to
establish a permanent penitentiary and sup
ply farm. The bill was taken up and read,
the House sitting as a committee of the
whole, with Mr. Clay, of Cobb, in the chair.
This supply farm or principal penitentiary,
is to be managed by five trustees, three of
whom shall be practical farmers, one a con
tractor and one a good business man. The
superintendent of the farm shall boa
farmer, not less than .'!0 years of age, and
shall permanently reside on the farm. Not
less than 1,000 nor more than -1,000 acres of
land shall lie bought at a cost of not more
than $lO per acre. The five trustees are to
receive $.500 each )>er annum to tie paid the
first two years out of money arising from
present leases. The Superintendent is to
receive SI,OOO per annum paid in the same
manner as the trustees. Should the public
road gang become established one civil en
fineer is to be appointed at a salary of
1.500 per annum. The first sixteen sections
of the bill are intended to carry out the act
of 1876 by establishing a central penitentiary
and farm, to which all future convicts that
come into the hands of the State shall go,
and from which they shall be drawn,
with the exception of women and children
under 16. It proposes no interference with
the present leases, but allows a surrender
by parties now holding, and provides for
any that may be forfeited. In case of sur
render or forfeiture the counties or Judicial
circuits may claim and work their convicts
on their roads, and when, from any cause,
fifty ablebodied convicts accrue, then a pub
lic road gang shall be established under
State management. The counties or cir
cuits are to take convicts free of exjeense to
The rest of the bill simply attaches penal
ties to all violators of the leasee act of 1876,
M shown by recent investigations to exist.
OPENING THK DISCUSSION.
Mr. Ten-ell opened the argument iu favor
of the bill. He said there were two leading
propositions in the bill. He said that he
felt no hesitation in saying that there was
legislation needed on the system. In op
position to tho present system he would not
go into the legal points involved. The (Jov
ernor was now considering the legal ques
tions involved in the lease- and the system.
He thought that the State' should punish her
own criminals and not delegate that power
to private jiersonsand corporations. The sen
tence imposed on a convict was that hushoud
be punished by hard labor by the State.
Again, he thought that the convicts should
be punished humanely. He did not take
any stock in any alleged maudlin sentiment
that was expressed. The convicts are the
slaves of the State and she should temper
her treatment with mercy. In many in
stances th 3 lessees did not look beyond the
making of money out of these convicts. A
good objection to the system was that it in
terfered with free ana honest labor. Hera
in Atlanta the brick interest is a monopoly.
He said there was a large margin in convict
labor. Should not this margin go into the
pockets of the State ! As it was this mar
gin now goes into the pockets of a few les
sees. It might lie held that the next lease
would pay more money, but there was no
guarantee' for this. Gombinutions . could
be formed by which the State' could
liiake n<> Letter trade than it did liefore. It
■was nothing but justice to the people that
the large margin made out of the handling
should go into the pockets of the people.
It was certainly right and just that convict
labor should never lie put iu competition
with the honest tailoring classes of tho
State. He thought that in mnking a change
the legislature should lx* governed by the
experienie of other States. Fulton county
was working her women and children sepa
rataly from the men, and making them sup
port themselves on a farm.
Mil. huff’s speech.
Mr. Huff said that the length of the bill
should not frighten the House. He thought
that it uas safe, perfectly.feasible and ]ier
fectly practicable. He wanted the bill con
sidered inolly, calmly and considerately.
He regarded the bill under consideration
as secondary in importance only to the
disposition of the Western and‘Atlantic
He wanted the question considered and
disposed of os a business proposition. There
were but four leading ideas iu the bill. The
measure pix ijn is.il to take from the lessees the
women and children under lei years of age.
He proposed to show tluit the lease aet and
the contract was uu infamous swindle anon
the tstnte, and he meant what he said. The
original lease act provided for a peni
tentinry. This the lessees have never
established and never intended to do so. He
proposed to show that tltere is not a South
ern Htate in the Union that gets so little
money for so many convicts. He proi>osod
to show thut the Governor of the t-itate had
characterized the law as the most damnable
outrage ever put upon the Slate.
He said that no lease like that of Georgia
had been mr.de by any Southern State, lie
referred to the length of the lease. The
lease started out with a $25 rate, and now
we get down to a $lO rate. One of the
main provisions of the lease was humanity.
He read the act of 1871, showing
that Grant, Alexander ifc Cos. were
the lessee. He then read the act
of 1876, which was fvuwe I during a Remo
cratie administration. This act, provided
that the State should pay a principal keeper,
and this was to tie the only ex;use to the
State in connection with the management
of the convicts. Tue act provides that nicy
•hull work n it more than ten hours u day,
and never on Sunday. He would prove that
they worked without regard to the number
of Hours in a day, and on Sunday time anil
tune again. The In***-* bail admitted Htin
ilay working, and said that they could not
run their furnaces, brick yards and other
enterprises without working them on Sun
day He ilarm! any lessee or any friend of
a lessee to deny it.. There was hardly n
provision of the ict that was ras|ss‘til bv
'Three or four years L’fore the flint lease
sspirad we find loin Alexander and Jnsoini
k brown monkey mg around the Icgiiix
ture attending midnight caucuses at the
Markham House with Judge Reese, and
others, fixing up a twenty years lease. The
history of the formation of the penitentiary
camps was as rich as a nut. He had not
lie.n able to get the truth in this connect ion.
Helms bran told that camps Two and Three
had been started with four convicts out of
Fulton county jail. The records show that
three camps were organized with nine con
victs, which had been secured for Gen,
Phillips of the Marietta and North Georgia
railroad. He hail Lien told by a prominent
lessee that the long lease had been effected
to secure the convicts, and keep any one
else from getting them.
Mr. Harrison, of Quitman, called Mr.
Huff’s attention to a decision of the Su
Mr. Huff then continued by saying that
he knew all about that decision. He knew
who delivered it and how he came to de
liver it, and would tell the legislature all
about it. He lmii plowed all around this
question and proposed to tell what he had
found. He wanted to know where the pen
itentiary was. He would defy the world,
the flesh and the devil, to pqmt one out.
There was no penitentiary and the
lessees wanted none. Judge Reese
hail told him that the act distinctly
provided for a penitentiary. Now he
wanted to know where the penitentiary
was. Col. Shubriek laughed when he was
asked the question, and said there was none.
Gov. Brown when he asked him if there
had been additional legislation on the con
victs outside the lease act, said yes, that
there had been some, and that he had been
robbed by the State. He wanted again to
make the assertion, that a more infernal
swindle had never been put on a State, wheth
er North or South. A duplicate of such a
transaction could not bo found in the his
tory of any country on the face of the
globe. He referred to the scene now
being enacted in the Supreme Court. There
sat Gov. Gordon, an original lessee, presid
ing with the Attorney General at his side.
There sat the lessees, backed by six of the
ablest lawyers in the State. Why, the
Governor said of tho system that the State
was besmeared and besmirched from head
to foot with the filthy thing.
The committee then arose, reported
progress and asked leave to sit again. Tho
House then adjourned till to-night.
A SESSION BY GAS LIGHT.
The House held a session to-night by gas
The Senate amendment to tho bill to in
corporate the Bank of Hawkinsville was
concurred in, as was also the amendment to
the bill prohibiting practicing attorneys
from acting as jury commissioners.
By unanimous consent Mr. Simmons had
his bill passed to amend the charter of
The bill by Mr. McLendon, of Thomas, to
appropriate $4,000 to the trustees of the
State University for the purpose of com
pleting the agricultural college at Thomas
ville, Amended by the committee so as to
make the sum $5,500, was taken up by the
House committee and passed.
Mr. Lamar’s bill to amend section 9 of
the general tax act for 1887 and 1888,
Mr. Alorgan’s bill to define what is post
ing lunds in this State, passed.
The bill of Mr. Riley, of Chatham, to
provide for the appointment of a Surgeon
for each light battery of artillery, passed.
The bill of Mr. Humphreys, of Clinch, to
appropriate money to pay M. M. Caswell
for an artificial arm, was considered in com
mittee of the whole and passed.
The bill of Mr. Johnson, of Screven, to
make it unlawful for any peddler to expose
his wares on the land of another without
consent of the owner came up.
Alv. Hunt, of Hancock, offered an amend
ment that the bill was not to apply to mar
ried ex-Confederate soldiers, which was
The bill was lost and the House adjourned.
STATE CAPITAL SIFTINGS.
Bills Signed by the Governor—The S.
F. & W. Pays its Taxes.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 27. —The Savannah,
Florida and Western Railroad this morning
paid its taxes, amounting to $13,874.815.
The Governor signed the following acts
To incorporate the Citizens’ Bank of Sa
To incorporate the Atlantic, Birmingham
and Great Western Railroad.
The Governor to-day offered a reward of
$250 for the apprehension of the unknown
incendiary who set tire to the gin house of
W. P. Crawford, in Columbia county, on
the night of Sept . 21.
Dr. Janies A. Gray, a prominent physi
cian and surgeon of Atlanta, and Dean of
the Atlanta Medical College, died at his
home on Church strrat this morning from
an attack of typhoid fever. He had been
sick for several weeks, hut was not regarded
as critically ill until within the last few
days. He was editor of the
Atlanta Medical and Sunjiral Journal.
He graduated from the Atlanta Medical
College with the class of 1878, and the same
year married Miss Gertrude Harkins, of
Atlanta. Within a year after ho graduated
he was made one of the professors of the
Atlanta Medical College, which position he
held at the time of his dentil. The funeral
will take place to-morrow. The faculty of
the college will officiate as pall-bearer*. He
will bo buried with Masonic honors.
A CORPBE IN THE RIVER.
Murder, Subside or Accidental Drown
ing near Columbus.
Columbus, Ga., Sept. 27.—The steamer
Fannie Fearu reached this city from Apa
lachicola this morning and brought the in
formation that when off a jioint not far
from tile hospital, just below the city, the
body of a dead negro woman was seen
lodged against the river jetties. The dis
covery was reported to Coroner Griffin, who
immediately proceeded to the spot and had
the body brought to the court house,
where an inquest was held. The
woman is unknown to anyone who has yet
viewed the remains, and she was most prob
ably a stranger in this section. Rhe has
evidently been dead several days. An in
vestigation has been made and there is no
evidence to show whether she was murder
ed or accidentally drowned, but. the general
impression is that she was murdered, as her
face was badly disfigured.
Flames at Jonesboro.
Jonesboro, Ga., Sept. 27.—-The two
story brick block known as the Mor
row block, was discovered on fire to-day,
but the flames were extinguished by
hal’d work. I’he building was considerably
damaged. The stocks of Stewart & Waul,
W. 11. H. Morrow and J. J. Haines were
damage I by removal am l exposure to the
rain. The building anJ stocks of all ex
cepting J. J Haines, were insured. There
was $6,000 on the building, and insurance
on tiie stocks as follows: Atlanta Home,
$900; Liverpool and London and Globe,
$4,500; Home of New York, $3,000.
A Blow at Pensacola.
Pensacola. Ft,a..Kept. 27.—The steam
ship Lizzie Henderson put into this jiort
this morning on account of stress of
weather. It. is suppiM'd that she is from
Tampa and Liund to Mobile.
Owing to rough weather the steamship
Cumberland did not leave for Tampa this
morning us advertised.
Another equinoctial storm has put in au
appearance and there is rough weather out
slue. There has tiecii a stiff breeze blowing
here for the last twenty-four hours.
Died from Her Burn*.
J acks'ivvii.l.K, ;*topt. 27.—A 4 year-old
girl nun nil Ada Luketus, daughter of a
sliooniuk' r in this citv, died this morning
from injuries received liv the bunting of n
Kerosene lump Inst night. The child was
terribly lomH nrou'io tier lower limbs and
leidy. Tiie fiimlly lieiug very poor a sub
► '*i f ii of f.Vi Aa . Kj**Uly raised bv a
i i|i" •• of •y on itlociug citizens, wlui cm
pi* o' 1 I eve and doctors to try and save her.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 28, 1887.
WRECKED ON A TRESTLE.
! Thirty Persons More or Lcs3 Seriously
Injured in Tennessee
Jackson, Tenn., Sept. 27.— One of the
worst wrecks that ever occurred on the Mis
sissipi and Ohio railroad occurred about two
miles south of this place this morning. An en
tire passenger train, except the engine, was
hurled from a trestling while running forty
five miles an hour, and over thirty persons
were injured, though, by what skeins almost
a miracle, none were killed. The
coaches were thrown forty feet from
the track and some were tumid completely
over. Tho scene was almost indescribable.
Women and children were screaming for
help and release from closed cars. All were,
however, rescued and medical attention
some of the injured.
Dr. R. A. Crook, of Jacksor., was on
board and was slightly injured.
Baggage Master Ira Perkins, of Jackson,
is injured internally, and has bran unoou
clous all day. His recovery is doubtful.
J. B. Jones, a mail clerk, of Jackson, had
his right shoulder torn loose and received
11. 8. Depew, of Bt. Louis, ..General
Traffic Manager, had his hip and head cut
M. H. Meek and wife and child, of Jack
son, received slight injuries.
Stephen Rosenburg, of Trenton, Mo,,
was badly hurt. His wife suffered spina)
M. D. Johnson, of Cayce, Ky., is badly
cut and bruised.
Martin de Faron, of Mobile, was painfully
J. W. Dunning, an express messenger,
was bruised and cut.
Ninetran others received slight injuries,
over 100 yards of track were torn up, anil
the trestle was torn down. It will be late
to morrow before the running of trains will
be resumed. The breaking of a track and
a bad track are the causes givon for the
FLOODS IN MEXICO.
Great Destruction of Property in Guer
ro and Mier.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 27.—A special to
the News, from New Laredo, Mex., says;
“Dispatches were received this evening by
Mayor Brosig, giving details of great de
struction of property in Guerro and Mier,
Mex., near the Rio Grande, by the over
flowing of two rivers. In Mier, which is
built on the banks of the river Mier, 200
houses were destroyed and many
were completely washed away.
The town of Guerro, which is
situated on the banks of the Salado river,
was inundated and about fifty houses were
either completely washed away or damaged.
Both these rivers rise in the Lampasas
mountains and were swollen by a great
waterspout, which fell Friday, and did
much damage to the Mexican National
PROSPECT PARK’S PACE.
How the Racers Came Out in the Rush
for the Purses.
New York, Sept. 27. —Following is a
summary of to-day’s events at Prospect
Firstßace—Handicap for all ages: six fur
longs- Cyclops won, with Roi L>. second and
FausLPas third. Time 1:15.
Second Race— Handicap for three year-olds
and upward; one mile. Esquimau won, with
Swift second and Arundel third. Time - :03$4*
Timm Race— Clinton stakes for three year
old fillies; mite and a quarter. Lady Primrose
won, with J Miss Ford second and Connemara
third. Time 2:lO$L
Fourth Race—For three year olds and up
wards; mile and a furlong. Lelax won, with Fa
vor second and Joe Cotton third. Time 1
Fifth Rack— For maiden two year olds; five
furlongs, Tnragon won. with Speedwell
and Monmouth third. Time l:034- 4 .
Sixth Rauf. For three-.vear-olds and upward;
one mile. Maggie Mitchell won, with Adrian
second and Helmont 1 hint Time 1:41 The
winner was entered to be sold for $2,000. and
was bought in for $2,405. Rose fell at the quar
ter pole, ami Mooney, her Jockey, got a severe
shaking up. Ad extra day's racing is announced
NO RACING AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 27. —On account
of the rain, which commenced yesterday,
and which has continued without intermis
sion Ml nra, there was no racing to-day at the
Louisville Jookev Club track. The post
poned events will be run off Wednesday,
the extra days’ racing closing with Thurs
Another Death on the Alesia.
New York, Sept. 27. —There was one
death to-day aiiioug the cholera stricken
passengers of the t Italian steamer Alesia,
who are quarantined down the bay—that of
a man 47 years of age. Another death is
expected. Tho other patients are reported
to be doing well.
Rome, Sept. 27.—During the past twenty
four hours 112 new cases of cholera and 63
deaths were reported in Messina, and 4 new
cases and 4 deaths in Catania.
End of a Strike.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 27.—The strike at
tho American Iron Works of Jones &
Laughlin’s has ended favorably to the
strikers and work will be resumed in all de
partments in the morning. The strike was
for a small advance til the roll turners’ de
partment, and affected less than a dozen
men, but almost the entire force of 3,000
men quit work pending a settlement.
Surrendered by Their Bondsmen.
Chicago, Sept. 27.—The formal surren
der of Harry Varnell on a bond of $3,000,
and of John G. Van Pelt on one for $35,000,
was made to-day before Judge Waterman
by the bondsman, W. C. McDonald. Deputy
Sheriff Gross was instructed to formally
notify the Sheriff’s office, States Attorney
and jail authorities of the fact.
A Financial Crook.
Staunton, Va., Sept. 27.—George M.
Rixlell, one of the absconding firm of Cline
denst. & Bodell, who was arrested in Cana
da, reached here last night in charge of At
torney Braxton. To-day he waived trial lie
fore a magistrate and was sent to the grand
jury. He will plead guilty to a charge of
Lynchburg, Va., Sent. 27.—Reports to
the Advance from Campbell county, one of
the largest tobacco raising counties in the
State, indicate that this year’s crop, the
finest ever raised, has lieen almost entirely
ruined by a frost, in a large area not a
plant will lie cut, as it is utterly worthless.
A Liquor House Closed,
Chicago, Sept. 27.—The large wholesale
liquor bouse of Adams, Smith, Shermin &
Cos., at Nos. 174 and 17ti East Adams street,
was closed by the sheriff to-day uudor an
execution for $183,000, issued from the Su
perior Court on a confession of judgment in
favor of the First National Bank.
An Estimate on the Corn Crop.
Chicago, Sept. 26.—The Farmers' flr
virw, of Chicago, will publish in this week's
issue its estimate of the corn crop of 1887,
placing it at about 1,300,000,000 bushels.
Wilkes' Wealthiest Citizen Dead.
Washington, Ga., Sept. 27.—W. W.
Himueon died at the family residence to-dav
at 3 o’clock. He was probably Wilkes
county’s wealthiest citizen.
A Prophet for Profit.
From the Detroit Free Press.
“Uncle Jack,” said a city market butcher
to mi old colored whitewadier the other
day, “you know the weather pretty well,
"What kind of a winter do you think we’ll
“Well, snh, dat same queshun war’ axed
me yesterday, accniu|iaiiied bv a gift of lUu.
an’ i predicted a worry mild winter, llow
sumeber you haven't"——
"Herp'* a dime. Uncle Jack."
“ Ail! thanks. It's gwlne in lie mild, snh
worry mIM Ye*, salt—we'll have sum
titer mli a i tli,”
FRUITS OF HONEST GOVERNMENT.
Receipts Largely Increased -Expenses
From the Philadelphia Times.
Washington, Sept. 25.—The fruits of
honest, business-like government are
strikingly exhibited in the administration of
the revenue laws, which are the same under
Cleveland that were in operation under
Arthur. It is natural that revenues should
increase to some extent because of the
steady growth of the business of the coun
try, but the Invariable rule heretofore has
been for the expenditures, or costs of col
lection, to increase all the time, whether the
revenues increased or not In both tho
revenues from imports and internal tuxes,
there has been a steady and decided increase
of revenue anil as steady and decided de
crease of the cost of collection under the
The figures are taken from the official
records of the Treasury Department, and
are tiioroughly reliable. The following are
the receipts from customs for the fiscal
years ending June .’SO, 3885, 1886 and 1887;
the year ending June 80, 1885, being the
last year of the Arthur administration:
receipts from customs.
Year ending Juue 30, 18*5. $183,11i>.8n6 60
Year ending June 3U, 1880 194,180,356 00
Year ending June lb, 1887 217,280,893 13
EXPENSES OF COLLECTION.
Year ending June 30, 1845. $0.1118,22119
Year ending June 80, 1886 0.127,013 00
Year ending June 30, 1687 8,870,071 43
The cost of collection the last year of
Arthur’s administration was 3.77 per cent.;
the cost in 1886 was 3.30 per cent., and the
cost in 1887 was 3.16 per cent The same re
sults are shown in the receipts from internal
revenue and expenditures, as follows:
INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS.
Year ending June 30, 1885 $112,498,725 54
Year ending June 80, 1880 110,805,030 48
Year ending June 30, 1887 118,887,301 00
EXPENSES OF COLLECTION.
Year ending June 30. 1885 $4,455,430 27
Year ending June 80, 1880 4,290,485 28
Year ending June 30,1887 4,070,150 2a
It is these substantial and beneficent re
sults of administering the government on
business principles, instead of wasting the
taxes of the ]ieople in party plunder, which
make Cleveland strong with the people and
compel politicians who are ever on tue hunt
for spoils to support the policy of the Presi
dent even against their own inclinations.
The one inflexible rule now in force in all
public departments is that every official
must perform his duty with the same fidel
ity thut would be demanded in any business
employment, and that is the kind of gov
ernment the great mass of the people of all
A young medical student of Paris, said re
cently to tiie chief surgeon of several military
and civic hospitals: "Doctor, I don’t think I’ll
ever be a success at sawing bones for the sight
of blood paralyzes my faculties.“
“I’m in the same fix.” replied "the surgeon,
“so when I amputate a leg or an arm I close
my eyes.”—Paris Figaro.
Ik Savannali Weekly News.
For Saturday, Oct. 1, 1887
READY THIS MORNING.
First Page —Peace :Five Old Letters, Chapters
VI! IX' A Wonderful Little Engine; Georgia at
the Centennial; A Posthumous Beard. A Man
Whose Electric Fingers Cause Him Great
Second Page. —Cleveland's Itinerary; A Look
at the Thistle; Ohio’s Color Line; Chatsworth’s
Crash; Prohibition in Tennessee; Evansville's
Camp Fires; <Yctone Pranks; Rich in Poor
Stocks; Preventing a Big Panic; Parsons Makes
a Point; Georgia Humanitarians; Secrets of the
Camps; Georgia Legislature; State Capital
Siftings; Did he See her Spirit?
Third Page —Glenn's Bill Under Fire; Stand
ing by the Lessees; Sanford’s Seorchej - : Fugi
tive Jail Birds; A Hurricane in Texas; Pryor for
the Anarchists; Clay County's Vote; Severe
Punishment; Singer's Wives and Wealth; Chol
era Off New York.
Fourth I’AOE—The Blenheim Palace; Gov.
Foraker’s Silence; Col. Duval's Big Winning;
Scinda’s Sceptre; Walking on Water; An Artifi
cial Larynx; Dynamiting a Schooner.
Fifth Paoe—Walking on Broadway; Notes
for Women; Recent Theatrical Ventures; Train
Wreckers Trapped; Some Fallen Napoleons,
illustrated; A Financier of Blood and Iron; A
Man Who Handles Millions; The Salvation
Sixth Page— Strides of the South; Negro
Masons Under a Cloud; Long Brown's Life und
Death: The Resurrectionist Cabby; Growth of
the British Empire; The Stable Cure; Charles
ton Chat; Burglars at Brooks; The Little Boy’s
Papa; Couldn’t Leave Him After His Mother
Died: Not So Rustic as He Looked; Live Toads
Applied; Eads’ Ship Railroad; “I Fooled Dat
Seventh Page— Agricultural : Department;
The Southern Negro as a Laborer; When and
How to Plant Strawberries; The Value of Wild
Fruits; Whipping Horses; Big Head iu Horses;
Household; Farm and Stock Notes; Popular
Science: Rolison’s Troubles; Hen Talk; Sugar
from Sorghum; Lively Women at the Bank.
Eighth Page—Up and Down Religion, Tal
mage on the Piety of the Present Day; On a
Mar Footing, Germany Ready for a Struggle
with France; Escaped from Silieria; Bean was a
“Blind;' Left his Bones Behind; The Toad and
Ninth Page - Won by the Volunteer, The
Thistle Beaten is Minutes in Twenty-four Miles;
Democrats at Saratoga. The Convention Meets
and Begins its Work; Sinners in Black Hides,
More Testimony About their Treatment in Geor
gia: O’Brien May be Jailed, The Tories Bound
to Gag Him if They Can; Other Interesting Tel
Tenth Paoe- The News in Georgia, Gathered
from Correspondents und Exchanges; The Tariff
and the Farm; Bell Carries His Point; Genuine
Texas Camels; Jails Full of Vermin; He is Sorry
He Said It.
Eleventh Page—Around About in Florida:
The News of the State Told in Paragraphs; Col.
Smith’s Farm; A Groat Meteor, Carlisle on
Democracy; The Color Line in Kansas; Native
Indians of Alaskat Bucket Shops Slay Run: A
Negro Uprising: Brief Telegraphic Summary.
Twelfth Paoe— Editorial: The Financial
Situation; Features of the Convict System;
Wasting Greit Fortunes; Right on the Tariff
Question; The Cotton Tie Tax; The Tax on
Whisky: The State’s Railroad Property; The
Plea for the Anarchists.
Thirteenth Paoe— Local Department; The
Town of Pooler; Kell Ninety Feet: Disease
Among Horse.;; A Bullet in 11 is Brain; Hunting
a Panther; Narrow Fire Escape; An Important
Measure; Central's August Earnings; Death of
an Engineer; Base Ball.
Fourteenth Page The New National An
them: Circumstantial Evidence; Cured by
Christian Science; A Hangman's Experience;
Life Closely ( ailed; A Snnke Bake; A New Proc
ess in Cotton Manufacturing; The Black Napo
leon of Finance; The King of Birds in this In
stance Was a Crow.
Fifteenth Paoe Method in It; Stories of
Greeley; A Martyr Sou; Borodino and Gettys
burg; In fulls and his Cow Boy Constituent;
Strange Suicide at Berlin; A Sure Cure for
Chills; A Valuable Enemy; A Big Defalcation
of l/>ng Ago; A Filial Habit of K|ieci'h; Cur
rent Comment; Bright Dlls; Personal; l*ems
Sixteenth Pahs Financial und Commercial
Relies of tiie Week; tl.ilf Milkiis Things Hum.
Thel onvtct letaeo System Terribly Arraigned;
Just l iie paper to send lo your friends.
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DUCKWORTH.-Died” onthe 27th September,
1887, Hei.en Battersby, youngest daughter of
.1. B. and M. H. Duckworth, aged 8 months and
GOLDEN Rl NO. I 2,1. 6. O. F.
A regular meeting of l his I.odge will be held
THIS EVENING at 8 o’clock.
Members of other lyxlges and visiting brothers
are invited to attend.
By order of FEED EINSFELD, N. G.
D. F. McCoy. Secretary.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices" trill be charged,s 1 00 a Sguareeach
These schools will be reopened on MONDAY,
the 3d day of October. The districts have been
so changed as to require children living north of
Jones street to attend school at Chatham
The Superintendent will be in his office on
THURSDAY and FRIDAY of the present week,
between 9 A. M. and 12 M.. to issue cards of ad
mission. W. H. BAKER, Superintendent.
Neither the Master nor the Agents of the Brit
ish steamship LANCASTER will be respon
sible for any debts contracted by the crew.
WILDER & CO., Agents.
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
British steamship HAW ARDEN, whereof Wil
son is master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees.
All bills against the British steamship WIM
BLEDON, Jarvis Master, must be presented at
our office by or before 12 o’clock, midday, on
TUESDaV, Sept. 27th, or payment thereof will
be debarred. A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees
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. H. ENRIGHT.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morninq News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
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 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 before send
ing their orders abroad. J. H. 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. 81 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Oa.
Richardson & Boynton Co.’s
SANITARY HEATING FURNACES
Contain the newest patterns, comprising: latest
improvements possible to adopt, In a Heating
Furnace where Power, Efficiency, Economy and
Durability is desired. Medical and (Scientific ex
perts pronounce these Furnaces superior in
every respect, to all others for supplying pure
air, tree front gas and dust.
Send for circulars-*Sold by all first-class deal
Biohardson .St Boynton Cos.,
M'f 'rs, 232 and 234 Water Street, N. Y.
Sold by JOHN A. DOUGLASS * CO.,
ALL KINDS AND LENGTHS, PROMPTLY
D. R. THOMAS,
Dealer in Coal and Wood,
111 Bay. West Broad street wharves. Telephone
I AM now at Mr. D. U. THOMAS' Coal and
V\ ood Wharves, and will be pleased to serve
my old customers.
JR. .1. STEWART.
Wharves foot of West Droad street.
A", s. bacon,
Planiny Mill, Lumber and IVn.iri Yard,
Liberty and East Broad sts., Savannah, Ga.
\I,I. Planing Mill work correctly and prompt
ly done Good slock Dressed and Rough
Lumber. KIRK W OOD, Oak, Pine, Lightwood
and Lumber Kindlings.
PRINTER AND BOOK HINDER.
Chips from the Old Block!
THE WORKMEN EMPLOYED BY
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
PRINTER AND BINDER.
Tltelr work liaa given repu
tation to flic Ktublluliiiieut.
< ONl'BAt TORN.
P. J. FALLON.
BUILDER AND (MRACTOR,
22 DRAYTON STREET, HAVANSAH
Ij'HTIMATKK |ir<snptly furnished for 1 abiding
.J ui any class.
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28 and 29.
GRAND MATINEE THURSDAY.
FLORENCE J. BINDLEY.
One of America's Brightest Stars, Supported by
Boston's Favorite Young Actor,
Mr. .James Home,
And the Well-Known Comedian,
Mr. Otis Turner,
And a Well Selected Company of Metropolitan
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Miss Bindley will appear
in Bartley Campbell’s Great Success,
“A HEROINE IN RAGS.”
Thursday Matinee, "EXCITEMENT.” the Great
A London Craze, with more laughs in less
time than anv other play in the world.
Thursday Night, “DOT; or, JUST F )R FUN,”
C. P. Brown's great sensational drama.
Usual prices. Seats at Davis Bros.’ Sept. 26.
Next attraci ion. BARRY & FAY, Oct. 6.
Charleston and Savannah
Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com
pany will sell round trip tickets to
CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AND
By following Trains and at following Rates:
By train leaving Sundays only, at 6:45 a. m. ; re
turning, leave Charlestonat 3:35 p. m., Port
Royal 3:30 and Beaufort 3:45 p. m. same
day Si 00
By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 A. m,; re
turning, leave Charleston Monday morn
mg $2 00
By train leaving Saturdaj* 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.
We are pleased to announce that we are now
exhibiting samples from which to
make selections for
Clothing to Order,
and feel confident that this season will add
greatly to our already widespread popularity in
this branch of our business.
We are showing all the-newest designs, colors
and textures of materials, the liest productions
of foreign and domestic markets, and guaran
tee stylish, easy and graceful fitting garments,
thoroughly made, and at moderate prices.
We w ould advise the placing of orders with
us early, that the garments may be finished in
time. Although we have largely increased our
facilities in tlus department \re may not he able
to keep pace with the demand later on.
If goods do not please in every particular our
customers are requested not to take them.
Satisfaction is guaranteed.
To our old customers w r e make the above an
nouncement. satisfied with the result.
Of those who have never dealt with us we ask
a trial. Respectfully,
Wait for the Fall and Win
ter Display of
Furnishings and Latest Shapes in
Hats at the Clothing Palace,
ARRIVING BY EVERY STEAMER.
While you wait, look over our bargains to
close out reinaiaing Summer Suits and Medium
JAEGER SYSTEM SANITARY UNDER
WEAR AND OVERWEAR. Equal to anything
on the market and at lowest prices.
101 CONGRESS STREET.
B. H. LEVY & BRO,
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Flour, Hay, drain ami Provision Dealer.
KMtESH MEAL and GRITS In white sacks.
I Mill -luff, of alt kind.
Georgia raised SPANISH PKANUTB. also
COM PEAS every variety.
Choice 'ietiut r<d 11 .ist proof t>ate
Hjwclal prtc-m car I oat I lata HAT and GRAIN.
Prompt atteuf lon glv-m all orders and aatur
OFFICE ft A HKRCOHK PTKKKT
WAMEHOt'NK, Ho 4 WAOLKY STREET, on
lltia t 'idOil Its llr- *s-l
GROCERIES AND I.IQUORS.
D. B. Lester's
Where you can get everything in the Gro
eery line at reduced’ price.
You will also find a large stock of
Fine Old Rye & Bourbon
And All Kinds of Domestic Wines.
21 WHITAKER STREET,
B Select Whisky $4 00
Baker Whisky 4 00
Imperial Whisky 3 00
Pineapple Whisky 2 oj
North Carolina Com Whisky 2 Oil
Old Rye Whisky 1 50
Rum—New England and Jamaica..sl 50 to 300
Rye and Holland Gin 1 50 to 30)
Brandy -Domestic and Cognac 1 50 to 6 00
Catawba Wine 51 00 to 81 50
Blackberry Wine 1 00 to 1 50
Madeira, Ports and Sherrys 1 50 to 3 00
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL. *
A. H. CHAMPION,
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 Tickets, 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 CO,
144 BAA ST.
NEW HOTEL TOGNL
Newnan Street, near Bay, v Fla.
WINTER AND BUMMER.
THE .MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Olflce, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant. Furniture. Electric Bella,
Baths, Etc. $2 50 to S3 per day.
JOHN B. TOGNL Proprietor. _
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
r J MIIS POPUL A R Hotel Is now provided with
Jl a Passenger Elevator (the only one in tho
city) and has been remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, who hv recent purehasa
is also the owner of the establishment, sparea
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly Invited. The table of tho
Screven House is supplied v.dth every luxury
that tho markets at home or abroad can afford.
THE MORRISON HOUSIL
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in tho
AFFORDS pleasant South rooms, good hoard
with pure Artesian Water, at (trices to suit
those wishing table, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall House.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
L. !B. 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 Bull
street, will gicatly interest those who contem
plate having small pictures of themselves, their
friends, living and deceased, copied and etilsrged
in OIL. WATER COLOR, INDIA INK. I’AS
TEI.LJ. and CRAYON. V'e guarantee a per
fect likeness mid excellence of work. We nave
about TWENTY DIFFERENT STYLES AND
GRADES IN SIZES OK ENLARGED POR
TRAITS from HxiO to 50x90, mid ottr prices are
from $2 to S3OO each. EMPLOY FORTY ART
ISTS; been twenty-six years in the business;
have > 8,040 candle power ELECTRIC LIGHT,
and are fully prepared 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
PKOPOS \ Lft WANTED.
PLANT INVESTMENT COMPANY.
Orrtcß or Chief F-noineeh )
and General Manager, r
Savannah, Ga.. Sept. 3d. IHB7 )
BIDS will he received at this oftloe until 12 1..
SEPTEMBER 30th, for the construction of
that portion of the Thoniasvillc. Tallahassee
and Monticcllo railroad extending from Tboraas
vllle, Georgia, to the Florida Stale line. All
clearing, grubbing, grading ami hritlgliig will lie
let under one contract. Profiles may be exam
ined and further Inlorinatlon may no obtained
U|Min ajipllcation at the t'luef E.ngineer s ofilce,
S.. K and W. Ity , Savannah. Ga , after Septem
ber lftth. R. H. HAINES,
Chief Engineer mid Gen Mnnagerl' I Cos.
c BALED PROP! >ALH will Is- receivdd liy the
k ’ County Coniiiifheimiei-s of I>l4vo 1 county,
Florida until 12 o'clock mem on DECEMBER
ftth, INS,. f,,r the building of an addition
L- the County Jail, in plan 41 fiiet by 58
feet. to cimteln 42 cells.
Pinna i an h * seen an-1 eies-itlcAtlnnn procured
at tile office nt It. N El.Llrt. Coldly Engineer,
Host wick s Itbs-k. Jacksonville, Fla Se|avraie
bids will lie rw .-t-oxt for tiie iron work All bale
to l*< marked "Hbl, for Con my Jail" and ad
dressed to Caki T. E. KCCkMAM. Osmty
clerk, Jacks.,ip me. Fla. Tie* 1 -mrtiisee-naffi
reserve liie right to reluct any or all bids
It N. ELI .IN.
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