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COVERED BY HOT COALS.
THE COMAL’S CHIEF ENGINEER
ARRESTED FOR MURDER.
An Affidavit Accusing Him of Having
Thrown a Shovelful of Red Hot Coals
Taken From the Furnace Over the
Body of a Coal-Handler Who Was
Sick and Afterward of Beating Him
From the New York World.
Galveston, Tkx., Qct. 20.—Upon the
arrival of the Mallory steamship Comal
from New York yesterday the master of the
vessel, Capt. John Ki-k, reported that dir
ing the voyage a coal-passer, John 11.
Graham, of Now York, had died of over
heat and cramps aud had been buried at
sea. This was the substance of Capt. Risk’s
report at the Naval Office, as required by
the United States statute in steh cases.
Nothing more was thought of tl.j matter
during the day and no suspicion of foul
play existed at the custom house. It was,
therefore, a matter of surprise when later
one of the coal handlers named Riley, who
made the trip with Graham, visited the
office of the United .States Commissioner
and made affidavit charging William R. Mc-
Cullough, Chief Engineer of the Comal,
with the willful murder of Graham.
Riley's story, for savage and deviiish inhu
manity almost surpasses belief. In snb
s!ance, he swore that lie was working in the
same watch with Graham, and when they
wore four days out from New York. Gra
ham, while in the fireroom at work, com
plained to him (Riley) and others of being
sick and unable to “hold up his end” on the
work. Shortly after this Chief Engineer
McCullough came in and found Graham
lying down, apparently sleeping, where
upon the engineer remarked, “I'll wake you
up," and suiting the action to the word he
deliberately took a large shovel and scoop -
it full of red hot coals from the furnace, lie
poured them over the prostrate form of the
Kick man, and followed up the work by
beating and abusing Graham as he la}'
writhing under the burning coal.
Riley further swears that within fifteen
minutes after Engineer McCullough had
first. assaulted Graham the latter was a
corpse, and the body was immediately re
moved to the engiue-room and laid upon a
grating. Perhaps the most extraordinary
statement made by Riley is that the body of
the dead man was kept on ice until the
steamship was within twelve hours’ run of
Galveston, and was then buried at sea. The
commissioner immediately issued a warrant
charging McCullough with murder on the
high seas, and he was arrested while aboard
the vessel by a deputy U nited States mar
shal and committed to jail. Five witnesses
were also arrested to await the sitting of the
Federal grand jury. Engineer McCullough
is about 43 years old and is a resident of
New York city.
District Attorney MeComb arrival here
tins morning and. appearing liefore Com
missioner Spann, drew up a formal affida
vit charging the prisoner with murder, ami
the cqpiplainant was taken from the jail
and arraigned in the United States Court.
John Dougherty testified as follows: Was
a member of the Comal’s crew, but left her
yesterday. McCullough was chief Enginear,
and Graham was .a coal-passer. Witness
saw him a short time both before and after
his death, which was caused by illtreat
nimt. "I saw McCullough catch him by
the shoulders, and, finding him unable to
work, got on to him and struck him with
his fist. Then he put the shovel into the
furnace and got out fire and threw it about
him. He then got up and the engineer
again got another shovel of fire and threw
it on Graham and struck him with a bar of
iron about three feet long and over an inch
thick, hitting him on the back. 1 do not
know how often he struck him. Graham
was a sickly man. weighing about 160
pounds. McCullough was much the more
“When Graham fell McCullough dragged
him over the ashes and coals a distance of
about fifteen fee*. 1 then went out, and
When I came back Graham was lying in the
engine room dead. 1 did not interfere, as 1
was sick and weak and could have made no !
defense. The assault, occurred about two
tlays before the ship reached Key West.
Graham’s body was put on ice and keirt. for
about five (ii* an * w-*< buried the day be
fore the sh'n leached the bar. Ido not
know that sny physician examined him. 1
saw- his buck blistered from the fire. The
man was rick .then we left Now York.
“I think he tied been on the Comal about
four months; ] had known Graham from
the time he boarded the ship, and I had
been on her about four months. When
Graham came aboard he did not appear to
be sick, but he was unwell the first watch
when she went to sea. He complained of
Cramps and shortness of breath, supposed
to be the effects of drinking. On the .Sun
day and Monday following our departure
his condition was bad and continued so ou
Tuesday. He could not stand the heat iif
the fire-room. He was on my watch work
ing a little. I did my own work and part
of his. Before the chief engineer came
into the fire-room the second engi
neer brought Graham down, but 1
did not see him. He told Graham he
must get his ashes out of the way or he
would call the chief. The ashes are meas
ured every four hours. Graham complained
of cramps. When McCullough came down
Graham was sitting down aud 1 was put
ting coal into the fire room from the bunk
ers. The chief engineer got fire from the
furnace and threw it on Graham, who was
sitting close to the ash pile. The engineer
struck him with his hand, saying he would
have no‘laying up.’ I am not mistaken
about his striking Graham with an iron
bar, but the blow was a light one, not per
liap-. hard enough to hurt him. He also
threw live coals on him I did not hear
what was sanl distinctly. When the ashes
were thrown on him tho second time Gra
ham fell. Then I noticed that his shirt was
Michael Flynn knew Graham and also
McCullough. He saw the chief engineer
compel Graham to work. Tho chief then
dragged him about, struck him with Ills
hand and a bar of iron about two and a half
inches thick. Witness saw the chief sti ike
him with the shovel and also with a bar;
saw him throw a little red shower of fire on
Graham “to make him work.” Witness
had not been threatened if he testified in the
case. The last thiug he saw was the chief
drugging him up to give him some cramp
medicine. The man died in a few minutes
after thp difficulty.
Commissioner Spauri held the defendant
in the sum of $.5,000 for his appearance at
the November term of the United Males
Court. Tho witnesses were required either
to give bail or be committed. McCullough
gave bond, with Capt. J. N. Saucer and
George S. Elyas eureiies, who also signed
the hinds of John Mahoney and Michael
Flynn, coal passers, in the sum of SSO each
for their appearance as witnesses. John
Dougherty and Henry Gordon, witnesses for
the government, were committed to jail.
The steamer Comal went to sea this after
At the office of Mallory & Cos., foot of
Burling slip, this city, nothing had been
heard of the occurrence, and (lie report
whs discredited. “Engineer McCullough
isn't that sort of man,” said one of l oe firm ;
“he is quiet, peaceable and inoffensive, and
there must he some mistake about it.”
William K. McCullough, chief engineer
of the Mallory Lie) Steamship Comal
who has been •ceuseo. of the murder of
John H. Graba i. who died during tho
steamer's trip fr*m this port to Galveston,
is well known it: maritime circles in this
oitv. The agents of the line ore loath to
believe tiie crave charges ag in-it-the en
gineer. McCullough is a native of this city
and as far as canbejascertained always bore
a good reputation. The Comal cleared
Galveston for New York yesterday.
The fust idea of electricity was given by
the friction of two globes of quicksilver in
the year 1017.
Some of the Noted Preachers Who
Have Been Brought to New York
New York, Oct. 22. —The droll attempt
to apply the law prohibiting the “importa
tion of foreign contract labor” to the case
j of an Episcopal clergyman brought from
j England under contract to fill the place of
rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity,
! reminds me of a curious change that has
j taken place in New York sirn*e the close of
| the war. One cannot help 1 icing astonished
| at the number of leading clergymen in the
j city who have been brought over here from
| abroad to fill the pulpits of our fashionable
I churches. Take a few facts. In my boy
| hood, the leading clergyman of the Episco
l pal denomination here was the Rev. Dr.
Tyng, an American by birth; but now
thut place is held bv an Englishman of
recent immigration. The hading clergy
man of the Presbyterian denomination was
the Rev. Dr. Spring, American by birth;
but now that place is held by the Rev. John
Hall, a Belfast Irishman, discovered by
Rolwrt Bonner. The leading clergyman of
the Congregationalist denominate a was the
Rev. Dr. Joseph Thompson, an American
by birth; bat now the place is held by the
Rev. Dr. Taylor, a Scotchman, brought
here as Mr. Thompson’s successor in the
Tabernacle. The leading clergyman of the
Unitarian church was the Rev. Dr. Bellows,
a born American; but now that place is held
by the Rev. Robert Collyer, an Englishman
who i-ame here some years ago. The leading
clergyman of the Dutch Relornied church
was the Rev. Dr. Venuilyea, of old Ameri
can stock, but now the place is held by the
Rev. Dr. Ormiston. a large-headed Scotch
man who came to this country “under con
tract.” The leading clergyman of the
Beecherite faith was its renowned founder,
Henry Ward Beecher; but now even Ply
mouth church lias lieen desirous of securing
the services of the Rev. Dr. Parker, of
England, as Mr. Beecher's successor. If We
go down from such famous men as those
just named to the lesser lights of the New
York pulpit , we find the change in the same
direction to be still more remarkable. Al
most every year clergymen are brought
over from the British Isles for some of our
Why this dearth of acceptable clergymen
of American birth in these days, when they
used to be so abundant in other times?
There is no such scarcity of ability and elo
quence in politics or the law as to compel us
to import a supply from abroad; why should
there lie scarcity of talent in the pulpit?
We have plenty of theological schools for
training clergymen of all denominations,
and several thousands of young theologians
who ought to be well equipped must bo
turned out from them every year. The pro
fessors in these instil utioiis cannot tie less
competent than those in similar institutions
abroad, and it cannot be admitted that the
pupils are any way inferior to those who are
preparing for the clerical profession in
Great Britain. There is something incom
prehensible in tliis business. The salaries
paid to the leading lights are large, and the
clergy enjoy many perquisites which highly
increase their emoluments. Beside the
financial inducements the men of the cloth
enjoy a social standing, with opportunities
of winning fame, such as are not easily se
cured in other vocations.
1 am not aware that the experience of
other American cities is like that of New
York in this matter, but any further discus
sion of the subject must be left to the re
ligious papers, which ought to trace it to
roots and turuish us the bottom facts. We
ought surely to be able to supply our own
pulpit with all the talent that may be
needed. John Swinton.
SOMETHING ABOUT BURLESQUE.
It Appears to be Coming Into Favor
New York, Oct. 23. —Burlesque is abroad
again. Mr. Edward E. Rice has returned
to town with his troupe of amply revealed
women, and they are causing the usual
amount of perturbation, tribulat on and ex
citement among the contingent of unnatu
rally young old men and preternaturaliy
old young men to form the main pillar and
support of such shows. There is a substan
tial reason for the success of burlesque
everywhere. There is no doubt that women
are fond of looking at other members of
their sex whose charms are well displayed,
and man’s predilection in this respect dates
back to the protoplasmic era of fathomless
ooze. I don’t know exactly what this means
except with an article which I read in an
English magazine the other day it is fresh
in my mind. The article explained with a
wealth of rhetoric that man had originally
sprung from a monkey, that the monkey
had come by a system of evolution from the
oyster, which in turn had originated in pro
toplasm, which in turn had been evolved
from ooze It was the most masterly and
complete explanation of the origin of man
that I have ever encountered outside of Dar
win, but it left the reader breathless, battled
and balked at the tale end of the article by
failing to explain what the ooze sprang
from. The acute and discerning reader
probably imagined at this point that I am
going to insinuate that some of Mr. Rice’s
chorus girls belong to the era of protoplas
mic ooze. Not so. It is a digression. Rice’s
chorus girls are as usual the prettiest ones
on the stage. They cannot sing, but they
are eminently pleasing to the eye.
The "Corsair”Ts very much like “Evan
geline.” It has the inevitable Irishman and
the old-time fat woman, and the usual num
ber of agile and lively comedians. The
book is rot. Nobody expects Shakesperian
verses in a latter day burlesque. The music
is catching, and is calculated to dispel gloom
and sorrow. The main charm of the “Cor
sair” lies in the sumptuous and magnificent
fashion of its production. Everything
about it has been dim-tol to the sole object
of achieving a triumph of color and harmo
ny in the stage pictures. It is a gorgeous
spectacle, and as such it will undoubtedly
It is a long step from a Rice burlesque to
a picture of New England home life like
“Tlie Old Homestead.” While Rice and
Dixy are spending fortunes on costumes and
dazzling scenic effects, Abbey is developing
the biggest stock company iu the country,
and other men arc projecting theatrical
(speculations which would astound a Wall
street dreamer; an old time actor gives a
quiet picture of home life on the stage, and
m ikes more money than all the others put
together. It was so with “Hazel Kirke” ami
so with “The Old Homestead.” The income
of Denman Thompson is colossal, and is all
due to the tact that he gives pictures of
everyday and familiar incidents.
He is a realist and not a sen
sationalist. Thompson combines the two
extraordinary characters in one. Ho is the
wildest sort of a sportsman and sporting
man on a race track, and the mildest old
farmer imaginable when tilling his home
acre. He is a plunger from i'luugerviiie
when he backs bis horses, and lie will drop
more money in two days at Jerome, Slieeps
head or .Monmouth than he can make up
pc ting in weeks. It, is a poor week by
the way that Henman Thompson does not
take in $lO,OOO at the door. Pictures of
home life are a-; popular a-, the home novels
of K. P. Roe. who has long stood at the
heiui of American novelists, judged by the
size of his income. There is api out worth
noting here by the manufacturers of things
theatrical. , Blakely Hall.
A Launch’s Boiler Bursts.
New York, Oct. 23.—The steam launch
Mary burst Uer boiler to-day at the foot of
East One Hundred and Sixteenth street, in
stautli killing John and Patrick Cunning
ham, brothers. Carl K. Schmidtke, the
owner Oi the launch, was blown into the
river, bul wa saved. James Cunningham
was struck by a piece of tbo boiler and
severely injured. O. W. Olrott, who w'us
in a rowboat near by, was also thrown into
the river, but was rescued.
Hats. Hats, in or shape, at Appel ,fc
Re haul's, One Price Clothiers.
Screven's Patent Elastic Seam Drawers ut Ap
■ pel A Sudani s. Call mid insp—'i same.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1887.
LABOR IN POLITICS.
A National Conference to be Held at
St. Louis, Oct. 33. —The preliminary
arrangements have been made for the hold
ing in this city, about the middle of Decem
ber of a conference of all the labor political
elements or factions in the country, at
which there will be representatives from all
sections of the Union. The object of the
conference is said to be to harmonize all
factions of the labor party under one
banner for the campaign next year and
to adopt a general platform. Another pur
lse is to decide upon a now mime—onij in
which the word labor will not appear. The
National Free Soil Party is the name which
it is thought will be adopted. It is expected
that Henry George will be a prominent
figure in the conference, and that it will
adopt his land theories. It is also expected
that tho conference will fix the date anil
place for holding a national nominating
convention If this is done an effort will be
made to have the convention held here.
SECRETARY WHITNEY’S WORK.
A Record of Twelve Months of In
dustry and of Valuable Results.
From the New York Sun.
Washington, Oct. 19.—The yeai of
naval administration, to the review of
which a large part of Secretary Whitney’s
report will be devoted, is in every way one
of the most important known to the Navy
Department since the close of the civil w'ur.
It has witnessed the completion of the new'
steel cruisers Atlanta and Boston, the fastest
and most efficient vessels now in commis
sion. It includes the practical completion
of the Chicago, whose trial trip will be
made very soon, and which will doubtless lie
regularly in commission before the meeting
The year has also witnessed the liegin
ning of the construction of two much faster
cruisers, the Charleston and the Baltimore,
and two gunboats, all of which are now
well advanced. It has seen the award of
contracts for three additional unarmored
cruisers, two of which are to go nineteen
knots an hour, and the third, the Newark,
eighteen knots, while all are to be power
fully armed: and simultaneously with these
contracts, others were awarded for two
Still another form of construction belong
ing to this year is the dynamite gun cruiser.
This vessel, well advanced at Philadelphia,
is to reach the high speed of twenty knots,
aud to carry three guns, eac h callable of
throwing projectiles loaded with 200 pounds
of dynamite to the distance of at least a
mile. The Secretary has also invited pro
posals for a torpedo boat which is to have a
speed of twenty-two knots, premiums being
given for exceeding this speed, and penal
ties exacted for falling short of it. The bids
will be opened Nov. 1.
The review of the twelvemonth must also
take in the planning of the 6,000-ton
armored cruiser and the armored battle
ship, which in their degree of impregna
bility combined with battery power, will
far exceed any other vessels thus far pro
jected for the navy. One of them will be
built at Brooklyn and the other at Norfolk,
thus greatly increasing the activity of the
yards at those two points. Besides these
new constructions, work has been resumed
on the five iron double-turret, monitors, one
of which has 6.000 tons displacement and
the other four 3,887 oach, Finally, a Board
has been devising plans for the floating
batteries for which the last Congress
made an appropriation, and will probably
be able to report its conclusions within a few
Of vessels thus added or to be added to
the navy, we find twenty-four or twenty
five, including the Dolphin and the Stiletto,
should the latter be purchas'd. In addition,
the department has been very busy during
the last year in making contracts for steel,
botn for armor and for guns, the quantity
of this material ordered from American
manufacturers being unprecedented. Gun
making has also gone ou apace, and the
Washington Navy Yard has been turned
into an ordnance factory. Pro]>osals have
been also invited and received for making
steel cast guns, in accordance with the act
of Congress. Still another important work
has lieen the assignment of contracts for
building two timber dry docks, one to be
placed at Brooklyn and the other at Nor
Apart from these very large undertakings
iu the building of vessels, and guns and
docks. Secretary Whitney has put in opera
tion during the year plans of reorganizing
his department on business principles, the
chief of which is the new system of purchas
ing and distributing supplies and keeping
accounts, which went into effect on July 1.
Altogether, the year which the Secretary
will review has been a busy and fruitful
one for the department of which he has
STORIES OF WESTERN LIFE.
How a Cowboy Justice of the Peace
Administered the Law.
From the London Spectato).
His experience of Western life is as racy
as a volume of Bret Harte. Take the fol
lowing, for instance: At a prairie town not
far from his ranch, as distances go in the
West, there is a State court of first instance,
presided over by one Hoy Bean, Justice of
the Peace, who is also the owner of the
principal grocery. Some cowboys had been
drinking at the grocery one night, with the
result that one of them remained on the
floor, but with sense enough loft tolieouthe
side of the pocket wtiere he kept his dollars.
In the morning it appeared that he hail been
“rolled”—Angiice, turned over and his
pocket picked—whereupon a court was
called to try a man on whom suspicion
rested. Roy Bean sat on a barrel, swore in
a jury, and then addressed the prisoner
thus: “Now, you give that man his money
back.” The culprit, who had sent for the
lawyer of the place to defend him, hesitated
for a moment, and then pulled out the
money. “You treat this crowd,” were Roy’s
next words; and while “drinks round” were
handed to the delighted cowboys at the
prisoner’s expense Roy pulled out his watch
and went on: “You’ve got just live minutes
to clear out of this town, and if ever yon
come in again we’ll hang you.” The cul
prit made off just as his lawyer came up,
who remonstrated with Roy, explaining
that the proper course would have been to
have heard the charge, committed the
prisoner, and sent him to the couuty town
for trial. “And go off sixty miles and hang
round with the boys [witnesses] for you to
null the skunk through and touch the dol
lars!” said Roy, scornfully; whereupon the
lawyer disappeared in pursuit of his client
and unpaid iee. ,
It occurs to one to ask how much of the
litigation of England might lie saved if
judges of lirst instance might open with
Rev’s formula—" Now you give that man
his money back.” lam bound to add that
his practice is not without its seamy side.
When the railway was making, two men
came in from one of the gangs for a warrant,
A brutal murder hud been committed. Roy
told bis clerk (the boy in the grocery, he be
ing no penman himnlf) to make out the
p o.er, asking—“Wot’s the corpse’s name?”
“Li Hung,” was the reply. “Hold on!”
shouted Roy to his clerk; and then to the
pu-siiers -“Ri von ken find anything in
them books,” pbinting to the two or three
supplied by the State, “about killin' a
Chinaman it ken go,” and the pursuers had
to travel on to the next fount of justice.
Please find room lor one more and I will
promise to cut my next shorter. My “lo if
brother” beard it himself as he was leaving
Texas and laughed at it nearly all the way
up. A group i cowboys lit the station
were discussing the problem of how long
the world would last if this drought went
on. the prevailing sentiment being that
they would rather it womit'si through
somehow. A cowboy down on Ins luck
here struck on: "Wall, if the angel stood
rig.it thar.” (minting across the room,
“r ■ i ly to sound, and looked across at me.
I’d just say: ‘Labe! toot your old horn!” '
THE CRAZY ROMANOFFS.
The Mental Disease Which Afflicts the
Russian imperial Family.
From London Society.
In the recently published memoirs of
Count Vitzthum, of Eckstadt, proofs are
given of the hereditary character of the
mental disease which afflicted the imperial
family of Russia. All the sons of Czar
I’aul 1., like that unhappy monarch himself,
who was murdered in 1801, became subject
to fits of insanity. Raul I. had four sons—
Czar Alexander 1., the Grand Duke Con
stantine, Czar Nicolas 1., and the Grand
Duke Michael. Every one of them after his
45th year, exhibited undoubted signs of
mental derangement. This was not fully
discovered in the case of Nicolas I. until after
the Czar’s death. An English physician,
however, the Count says, noticed the ap
pearance of the hereditary disease iu the
Czar as early as July, 1853, and he then
predicted that the monarch had not more
than Iwo years of life before him. This he
stated in a letter to Lord Palmerston. The
Emperor Nicolas died in March, 1855, about
four months earlier than the date predicted.
Tho Count appears to have no doubt that
the Crimean war, so far as it depended
on Nicolas, was the rash act of a
ruler “whose mental equipose was
disturbed.” None of tho four sons
of Paul I. lived to be 60 years of age, and
every one of them suffered from concus
sion of the brain after reaching his 45th
year. Alexander died at '4B, a miserable
man, moody and despondent, as Prince Met
ternich has painted him, “tired of existence.”
His brother, the Grand Duke Constantine,
though not manifestly insane, gave fre
quent signs of mental disturbance, of which
h was himself so plainly conscious that ho
did not think himself lit to be trusted with
the reins of government. His conduct in
the year 1330, at the outbreak of the revo
lution iu AV’arsaw, will remain to prove his
mental unsoundness. He had to be intrusted
to the care of his wife, the Princess Lowicz,
who was cautioned the same way as is a
physician in charge of a patient having
intermittent fits of insanity. He died in
his 53rl year from congestion of tiie brain.
Tim Grand Duke Michael was killed by a
fall from his horse at the ago of 48. Some
years before his death he had exhibited signs
of undoubted mental disease, and his physi
cians declared that he was on the road to
certain insanity. The events of 1848 52
were not calculated to allay the hereditary
dispositions of the imperial family of Rus
sia, but to excite and intensify them. There
is something terrible in tho contrast between
the outward position of the Czar Nicolas,
upon the bent of whose will the fate of mil
lions in Eurorie was depending, and the al
leged diseased inward condition of his mind.
Sharpshooters in Mexico.
From the New York Tribune.
The victories won by the United States
troops in Mexico years ago have generally
been ascribed to the superior fighting quali
ties of the Americans over the Mexicans.
But Capt. Lester S. Bartlett, of the Spent er
Kille Company, who was recently iu Mexico,
mentioned this theory: “An old Mexican
soldier told me that it was the American
sharpshooters that broke up their troops.
All over Mexico you find what are called
arrovas. They are what we would call
fulclies, aud occur everywhere in the plains.
'hey have precipitous banks, ami men
sometimes walk into them without seeing
them. They seem to be the rifts at the bot
tom of a sea. which one day* may have
covered the country. The American rifle
men would drop into these arrovas, which
formed natural rifle-pits for them, and, hav
ing superior rifies for those days, were able
to pick off the Mexicans before the latter
got within shooting distance with tlieir bell
mouth guns, The slaughter that resulted
alway s broke up the Mexicans before they*
got within fighting distance.”
From the London Times.
The Ruthin police have made a curious
capture. Sergt. Evans aud two constables,
having reason to suspect the home-coming
of a gang of well-known poachers, placed
themselves in the highways near the town,
and w'hen the men camo along searched
them without result. As it was obvious
from the state of their clothes that they* had
been poaching, the officers again concealed
themselves, and presently saw three women
crossing the field to a place where they re
mained some time. When they were re
turning the officers insisted on' searching
them. Their intelligence was amply re
warded, for the women hail slung twenty
seven rabbits on three strings aud tied them
beneath their dresses. In this way they were
also carrying off two long lengtns of rabbit
netting. They, at the outset, protested that
the protuberances were ordinary “dress
improvers," but the officers were obdurate,
and at length the twenty-seven rabbits were
produced. The women will be brought be
fore the County Magistrates on the charge
of being in the'illegal possession of game.
Wonderful Display of Instinct.
From the Bangor Whig and Courier.
John Mea, who livoson Eaton court, five
or six weeks ago gave a cat to tho captain
of a vessel going to Boston. He carried the
cat down in a basket and placed it aboard
the vessel, which sailed shortly after. In
Boston the cat made no attempt to leave the
vessel, but seemed to be entirely at homo
and contented. Last week the vessel re
turned to this city, coming up to the ferry
way, where it arrived at the wharf at an
early hour in the morning. As soon as the
vessel touched the wharf the cat darted
ashore and disappeared. Before Mr. Mca
had arisen in the morning he heard a cat at
the door, and saying to his wife that “That
sounds like our cat, he got up and opened
the door, when in bounded kitty, apparently
delighted to get home again. How she
know when she reached Bangor, and how
she found her way back to the house, not
having seen the way she was carried, is
something of which cats only can give an
I*. I*. P. MANUFACTURING CO.
The weather to-day will oe cooier
15 YEARS OF AGONY.
BY TIIE USE OF
Prickly ash, Poke root, Potassium.
I suffered fifteen years with Rheuma
tism. and during that time tried all the
sii railed specifics ihut l could hear of.
< Im- of Uiciii 1 paid 3.1 per bottle for, and
took nine bottles and received no bene
fit from any of them. My grandson,
who runs on the B. and W. railroad
finally got a bottle of P. P. P. (Prickly
Ash. Poke Root and Potassium), while
in Waycross, and induced me to take it.
The first bottle showed its wonderful
effects, and after continuing the use of
it for a short time the Rheumatism dis
appeared. and 1 l’eel like anew man. I
lake great pleasure in recommending it
to sufferers from Rheumatism.
W. H. WILDER.
Hon. W. H. Wilder is Mayor of
Albany, Ga., and takes pleasure in tes
tifying to the virtues of P. P. P.
P. I’. P. is not a Humbug, but a Prcp
aralion of Prickly Ash, Poke'Hoot Queen's
Delight and Sarsaparilla, with the lodide of
Potassium added. One bottle of P. P. P. is
equal to six of the ten preparations so com
mon in the market.
For Sale by All Medicine Dealer.’.
< vL WTiii; lodge \o. as, k. of p
A regular meeting of this Lodge will
he held THTS EVENING, at
8 o’clock, in new Pythian Hall. Mem
hers of other Lodges cordially invited raLjflsrl
to attend. '3S&gr
Second rank will be conferred.
GARDINER, C. C.
W. Falconer, K. of ft. and S.
IteKALB LODGE. NO. I. O. O. F.
A regular meeting will be held THIS (Monday)
EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
are cordially invited to attend.
By order of 11. W. RALL, N. G.
John Riley, Secretary.
GEORGIA TENT NO. 151, I. O. R.
A most important session of your Tent will be
held THIS (Monday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
Election to fill offices of S. and L.
The K. of J. degree to be conferred.
Every member earnestly requested to be
present. C. O. GODFREY, C. R.
Thomas Hovnes, R. S.
SAVANNAH FLORAL ANTI ART ASSO.
Attend a special meeting at Armory Hall
THIS (Monday) EVENING, at 8 o'clock p. m.
Business of importance. A large attendance
requested. By order
SAMUEL P. HAMILTON, President. _
OGLETHORPE REAL ESTATE COM
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 22, 1887.
A meeting of the Stockholders of this Com
pany will be held at Metropolitan Hall on TUES
DAY EVENING, Nov. l, 1887, at 8 o'clock, for
the purpose of considering levolutions for the
alienation of the property of this Company.
E. A. 'VEIL. President.
Eu. F. Necfville, Secretary.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Sot ires'' will be charged $1 00 a Square each
HAS RETURNED TO THE CITY.
All bills against the British steamship YORK
CITY, Benn, Master, must be presented
at our office by or before 12 o'clock midday,
THIS DAY, the 24th October, or payment there
of will be debarred.
A. MINIS 8t SONS, Consignees.
All persons are hereby cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of the crew of the Aus
trian bark AQUILA. Capt. Tiehiaz, as no debts
of their contracting will he paid by master,
M. S. COSULICH & CO., Agents.
All bills against the British steamshipLYKUS,
Capt. Smith, must be left at our office THIS
DAY, before 12 o’clock, or payment will be de
barred. STRACHAN & CO., Agents.
SODA WATER MANUFACTURERS OF
Are compelled to raise the price of Soda Water,
Sarsaparilla and Ginger Ale. In consequence
of the loss of bottles on the part of our custom
ers, which are not returned by them, we are
obliged to take this step.
The price of our goods from this date will be
75c. per box of two dozen to regular dealers and
$1 per lx>x of two dozen to private dealers. This
will give us on y a fair living profit, and we be
tieve all wo are in favor of a "live and let live”
policy will be satisfied.
Promising to all our dealers to give satisfac
tion and to please the public.
H. F. LUBS&CO.,
Oct. 22. 1887. RAY & QUIN AN.
DISABLED BARK FOR SALE.
The Norwegian bark BIROITTE, 603 tons,
lying at Willlnk's Wharf, Savannah river, in
"disabled condition, the owner having been fully
communicated with by me. and having refused
to advance funds for repairs and necessaries,
and having directed me to abandon her, 1 will
sell, as Master, it being case of necessity, for
benefit of whom it may concern. Description
and particulars may be had on application to
Messrs. Holst it Cos.
Sealed bids invited to be handed in to me at
Messrs. Holst & Co.’s office at or before 12
o'clock m, on WEDNESDAY. 26th inst. Ire
serve right to reject anv or all bids.
L. TORGKRSKN, Master,
DR. HENRY tj GOLDING,
Om corner Jones and Drayton streets.
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, tl 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. T*..
Pharmacist. (Savannah. Oa.
TO THE PUBLIC.
is always our aim every winter, we have
tried to get the best variety in HEATING
STOVES, and think that, when our assortment
is examined this will be conceded us. All winter
goods connected with the Stove trade can be
had from us in abundance.
LOVELL & LftTTIMORE.
1* A I NT'S AND OIL-*.
JOHN G. BUTLER,
WHITE LEADS, COLORS. OILS, GLASS,
' > VARNISH. ETC.; READY MIXED
PAINTS: RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL
SUPPLIES. SASHES, DOORS, BUNDS AND
BUILDERS’ HARDWARE. Sole Agent for
GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER, CE
MENT, HAIR and LAND PLASTER.
6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia.
1865. CHRIS. MIiRPM, ’ 1865
House, Sign and Ornamental Painting
fXECUTKD NEATLY and with dispatch.
I j Paints, Oils. Varnishes, Brushes, Window
Glasses, etc., etc. Estimates furnished on ap
CORNER CONGRESS AND DRAYTON STS.,
Rear of Christ Church.
PRINTER AND ROOK BINDER.
NICHOLS— JOB PRINTING.
Ni CH O LS —BLN DING.
NICHOLS —BLANK BOOKS.
NICHOLS —GOOD WORK,
NICHOLS —FINE PAPER.
NICHOLS —LOW PRICES.
NICHOLS —9.‘U RAY STREET.
lAOR SALE, Old Newspapers, just the thing
J for wrappers, only IS cents a hundred, COO
tor at cents, at the business office.
FOUR NIGHTS, OCT. 26, 27, 28 AND 29,
The Mac Collin Opera Comique Cos.
Grand Chorus and Ensemble of 35 Voices.
MISS HAAS, Miss Gaillard, Miss Hall, Mr.
Branson. Mr. Gaillard, Mr. Mac Collin, six
stars,large augmented orchestra.in the following
sparkling reportoire: Wednesday and Saturday
nights, "BEGGAR STUDENT;” Thursday night
and Saturday matinee, "MERRY WAR;” Fri
day night. FRANCAIS, THE BLUE STOCK
ING.” This company has met with such uni
versal success in the Southern circuit that
managers of theatres have insisted upon and
secured return dates for the present season.
Read the Atlanta papers. Seats now on sale at
Davis Bros ’
Next attraction JOHN S. CLARKE, Nov. 1, 2
DRY GOODS, ETC.
Fall anil Winter Goods
Cnkn 4 liner’s,
B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
137 BROUGHTON STREET.
ON MONDAY MORNING
We will exhibit the latest novelti s in
Foreign and Domestic Dress Goods,
Black and Colored Silks,
Black Cashmeres and Silk Warp Henriettas,
Black Nun’s Veiling,
Suitable for Mourning Veils.
Mourning Goods a Specialty.
English Crapes and Crape Veils,
Embroideries and Laces.
Irish Table Damasks, Napkins and Towels of
the best manufacture, and selected esiiecially
with a view to durability. Counterpanes and
Table Spreads, Cotton Sheetings. Shirtings and
Pillow Casings in all the best brands.
Hosiery, Gloves, Handkerchiefs—Regularly
made French and English Hosiery for ladies
and children. Balbriggan Hosiery. Gentlemen s
and Boys' Half Hose, Ladies' Black Silk
Hosiery, Kid Gloves.
Ladies’ and Gentlemen's Linen Handker
chiefs in a great variety of fancy prints, and
full lines of hemmed-stitched and nlain hem
med White Handkerchiefs.
Gentlemen's I-aundrieil and Unlaundried
Shirts, Bays’ Shirts, Gentlemen's Collars and
Cuffs, Ladies’ Collars and Cuffs.
Corsets—lmported and Domestic, in great
variety, and in the most graceful and health
Vests— Ladies', Gentlemen's and Children's
Vests in fall and winter weights.
Parasols—’The latest novelties in Plain and
Orders All orders carefully arid promptly
executed, and the same care and attention
given to the smallest as to the largest commis
sion. Samples sent free of charge, and goods
guaranteed to be fully up to the quality shown
Sole agent for McCALL’S CELEBRATED
BAZAR GLOVE-FITTING PATTERNS. Anv
pattern sent post free on receipt of price anil
CROIIAN & DOONER.
Monday & Tuesday, Ocl. 24 & 25.
Marvels of Fashion!
And the latest productions of
London, Paris, and our own
WATCH THE DATES AND BE
SURE TO VISIT.
NEVER WILL SUCH A SIGHT
138 Broughton Street.
fP-Wawh local columns this week for
r UO COUN TANARUS! OFFICERS. Books and Blnnsk
I required by county officers lor the use of
t he courts, or for office use, supplied to or bs’b*
•be MOKNLS.; NEWS PRINXINU HOUSE, a
Whitaker street. Savannah. tiuc oL, and
j CLOTHING, CARPETS, ETC
We will place on sale on
MONDAY MORNING 500 as
handsome Boys’ Suits as can
be found south of New York.
Prices of tailor-made and per
fect-fitting suits are for better
grades $6 50, $7 50, $8 50
$0 and SO 50.
Also a large variety, fully
500, just as durable, but not
as fine, at the following prices •
$1 75, $2 25, $2 50, S;V
S3 50, $4, $4 50, and $5.
Tapestry and Ingrain
DURING THE ENSUING WEEK.
One lot Tapestry Carpets
at 65c. per yard.
One lot 3-Ply All Wool Car
pets at 85c. per yard.
One lot All Wool Extra-
Supers at 60c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
55 c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
50c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain- Carpets at
40c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
22 sc. per yard.
500 Smyrna Rugs
HANGING PRICE FROM
85c. Each to $lO.
100 rolls fresh Canton Mat
ting, ranging in price from
20c. to 50c. per yard.
Will also be found in the fol
lowing goods during this
week: Silks, Satins, Dress
Goods, Cloaks, Shawls, Lace
Curtains and Curtain Goods,
Flannels, Blankets, Bed Com
forts, U n der wear, 11 osiery,
Gloves, Corsets, Ladies’ and
Gents’ Silk Ljnbrellas, etc., etc.
STOVES AND FURNACES.
w E are now In our new quarters on Brough
ton, near Barnard. Our quantity, quality and
variety of STOVES are unsurpassed by any
firm in the city. If you want a good article at
a reasonable price call on
Cornwell & Chipman,
IPs BROUGHTON STREET.
KISSIMMEE CITY BANK,
Kissimmee City, Orange County, Fla
CAPITAL - *>o,ooo
PPRANSACT a regular hanking business. OBJ
X particular attention to Florida collection.
Correspondence solicited. Issue Exchange <>
New York, New Orleans, Savannah and
son villa, Ela. Resident Agents for Coutts
and Melville, Evans A Cos., of London, Eng*“,
New York correspondent; The Seaboare