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DROWNING OF A DOCTOR FROM
Opening of the New Theatre- What
the Hotel Thief Says—Opening of
the Gamie Murder Trial—A Baseball
Craze-The bocal Option Fight Well
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 10 —The new
Park Theatre was opened this evening by
the home minstrels. The attendance was
large, every seat being filled, and standing
room only being obtained by late comers
The boys were perfect in their parts and re
ceived thunders of applause.
Dr. Richard T. Wethington, of Thomas
ville, Ga., a brother of S. A., F. J. and H. C.
Wethington, of this city, was drowned yes
terday while bathing in Lake Catherine,
near Waukeenok, Jefferson county, in this
State. The doctor was practicing his pro
fession at Thomas ville, and had gone to the
old homestead near this lake for a few days’
recreation. He fell from a boat during an
attack of vertigo. The remains were in
terred in the family burying ground near
The man arrested yesterday for stealing
Judge DaviU property, at the Duval Hotel,
was before Justice -Magill this morning. He
waived examination, and was committed in
default of WOO bail, for trial Deo. 27. He
gave his uanie as Gilbert Ryan, which, he
said, was an alias. To the Morning News
coiTespondent he said lie lived in Orange
county, but he would not say in what por
tion, as he did not wish any disgrace to at
tach to his family, who were living there
now. He claims his wife and two children
are there now. In regard to stealing the
property, he said it was handed to him at
the depot by his companion, with whom he
had been drinking all day, but he couldn’t
well describe nis friend, nor where
they had lieen staying. Ryan, as
he calls himself, is about five feet five in
height, has good features, a full face, slight
ly red, auburn moustache, and blue eyes.
His hair is cropped rather close, and bis
full, beetling brow gives a somewhat “bull
dog" aspect to his face. Judge Davis says
all the property was not recovered as some
of the jewelry is still missing.
GARNIK’S TRIAL FOR MURDER.
The trial of Isador Garnie, for the mur
der of Joseph Roge’o, May 23, began this
morning, before Judge Raker. The room
was crowded long before the hour set for
the opening, and many prominent residents
were in attendance. At 9:30 o’clock Garnie
was brought in and his counsel crowded
around him and shook him heartily by the
hand. Court Clerk Buckman also
grasped him bv the hand. Shortly
after he was arraigned and the
indictment l ead to him, and he was asked
to plead. “Not guilty, your honor,’’ he an
swered promptly without the least tremor
in his voice before his counsel could speak.
Garnie is between 21 and 22 years of age,
but very slight and frail His face is boy
ish in appearance, lit up by two bla k eyes.
His hair is short ami was combed smoothly
over his low brow. His clothing was neat,
and his general appearance bespoke good
care and attention at the jail; but be looked
more like a 15-vear-oid schoolboy than a
person on trial for his life. At 10 o’clock
nis mother entered and sealed herself in the
inclosure directly Ira k of her son. Her
face was white and wan. and every gesture
and look showed the deep anxiety
she felt. While he lias lieen confined
his mother has visited him three or four
times daily, carrying him Ids meals and
doing all possible to make his confinement
less irksome. Some forty jurors have been
summoned, and at noon out of thirty-five
examined only four were accepted. These
are : F. V. Weightman, clerk ; D. P. Hol
land, deek; E E. Willard, clerk; B. H.
Hopkins. Agent East Tennessee. Virginia
and Georgia Railr- mi. At 1 o’clock am ther
special venire f fifty talesmen was ordered.
This afternoon the following additional
jurors were obtained: J. H. Gardner,
Albert Dysdale, A. B. Thrasher, J. A.
Ledener, William Long, J. D. Lipscomb.
Eli Dilsworth, E. C. Saminis and D. H.
Hpearmg. The three latter are colored.
Eighty-eight talesmen were examined. The
court adjourned this evening till morning.
Great interest Is taken in the formation of
the jury, but its composition does not seem
to suit aIL
Mrs. Garnie is about 50 years old and
highly respectable: widow of the late Col.
I. V. Garnie and has three children, the
young man Isador and two daughters, one
married (Mi's. Candler) residing in Atlanta.
THE LOCAL OPTION FIGHT.
Local option is next on the list of exciting
questions in this county. The liquor men
now find tlint they stirred up a hornet’s
nest when they began the agitation with re
card to get mg up petitions asking foi a
local option -lection, and would like to undo
their work, but like Banquo’s ghost, it won't
down. Local Assembly No. 9,100, of the
Knights of Labor, held a meeting last night
and passes! resolutions indorsing temperance
and good order. A committee of five was
also apjiointxl to co-operate with the com
mittee of twenty-five appointed at the citi
zens’ meeting Tuesday night
l :.o loung Mens Christian Association
is now organizing classes in their gymna
sium for ladies and boys.
Tne doctors have accepted the challenge
of the lawyers to iilay a game of ball
Saturday. The gate money will benefit St,
Luke’s Hospital. The victors will challenge
the ministers, and the reporters will chal
lenge the victors in Saturday’s contest.
The lean men of the city have challenged
Augusta, Oa., Nov. 10.—To-day mors
bul scriptions were raised for Augusta
coming exposition, the amount pledged
amounting to-night to fully $40,000. The
enthusiasm in the matter is not waning,
and it is confidently believed that in a few
days’ time SIOO,OOO will have been raised.
The new Arlington Hotel was to-dav
leased from its owner, T. \V. Coskerv, by
Joseph Pettyjohn, of Louisville, Ky‘, for
sll,ooo per annum. The Arlington is very
• imposing, being five stories high and con
taining 100 rooms. It will be furnished in
regal style and opened about Jan. 15.
A Circus Train Run Down
Macon, Ga., Nov. 10. —A train with
King & Franklin’s circus on board, which
left here at 8:00 o’clock this morning, was
run into from the rear by a freight train
near liowersviile, twenty-two miles from
Macon, at 7:30 o’clock this morning, ami
the rear coach was completely demolished.
William Clay, a drummer for Kreb’s Litho
graph Company of Chicago, was instantly
killed, and Thomas Hopkins, a circus musi
cian, pas so badly injured that ho cannot
Tampa’s Fever Record.
Tampa, Fla., Nov. 10.—Today’s fever
record is five new cases and three deaths,
Miss Rebecca Crawford and C. A. Moon.
The lalter lives three miles in the country.
The sick generally Hie doing well. Dr. Kil
mer is in a fuir way of recovery. Reliable
information from Manatee shows that y>
low fever has broken out there. Three deaths
are reported and sixteen cases in a popul i
-of 300. The doctors there are divided
in opinion, with the usual dengue stripe.
A Still Burned at Baxley.
Baxley, Ga., Nov. lo.—The still house
of Parker & Seilers, of this place, caught
fire yesterday morning nlsmt 8 o'clock, and
was consumed. The loss is about S3OO.
There is no insurance. Fortunately all the
rosin and spirits Parker & Seller-, had on
hand was loaded on cars and out of the way
of the fie, it having been loaded the even
Death at Thomasvllle.
Thomanvillk, Ga., Nov. 10.—Miss Fan
nie Pitman, one of the most popular young
ladies in the city, died this morning.
RAIL RATES IN FLORIDA.
Reasons Why the Roads Cannot Thrive
If They are Lowered
Tallahassee, Fla. . Nov. 10.—To-day
the officials of the Florida Southern railway
appeared before the Railroad Commission
and asked for an advance in the freight
and passenger rates published by the com
mission. General Manager Conant pre
sented statistics giving the earn ;gs and
expenses of the road in detail, and
argued that the volume of traffic te now so
small that it is impossible to even make
running exjietises on some branches of the
road, consequently a reduction of present
rate-would result in sen u<l"v. Allbusiness
in the territory traversed bv the Florida
Southern system is competed for by ofh r
roads, and the present rates are necessarily
as low as they can be to make excuses.
Five cents per mile for passengers and a
considerable advance over the standard rate
made by the commission on certain articles
of freight were asked for with great earnest
Col. R. TV. Davis, general counsel, then
made a stirring and effective argument for
the allowance of the present rates for pas
sengers and the advances over the standard
rates for freight. He argued that as the
population per railroad mile in
Florida is immensely smaller than in
anv State in the Union the natural
volume of business is much smaller, and all
of it is purely local, since no traffic goes
through Florida to other points, it being a
terminal State. Hence higher rates than in
other States should reasonably tie allowed.
In reply to the argument that large land
grants had been made to the road Mr. Davis
-aid much land originally granted had not
been conveyed to tne company. The sales
nr.' smaller and less remunerative than the
public suppose, and a large portion of the
proceeds from the lands is annually paid
the State for taxes, which is a relief to
every taxpayer in the State.
President Candler, of the Florida Southern
road, then addressed the Commission in the
interest of the owners of the road, who, he
said, had realized not one cent on their huge
investments, and trusted solely to the fu
ture for returns Hence if rates are put
below the playing point nothing could ever
l<e had by the men who invested their means
for the advancement of Florida’s true in
H. H. Bishop spoke in behalf of
the orange growers, and said
that he recognized and appreciated
the difficulties under which the' railroads
labored, but he thought reductions should
be made, as it would not seriously injure
the railroads, and would prove a great boon
to producers. The Florida Southern lias
decidedly the strongest case yet presented to
the commission, aud its officers created a
fine impression by their earnestness and
frankness in their arguments.
Weston Set Free-A Man Tries to Kill
His Adopted Daughter.
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 10. —A committee
of five, with Judge Porter Ingram as chair
man, has been appointed to report on the
life and character cf Hon. Janies L. Russell,
deceased, at the next term of Muscogee Su
Daniel M. Weston again breathes the
fresh air. His lawyer to-day sued out a
writ of habeas corpus. Th ■ ase was heard
before Judge Brooks. Tolby Crawford,
solicitor pro. tern., was notified and declined
to have anything to do with the case, so
Weston was set free.
An accident occurred on the Southwest
ern railroad, near Macon, to-day. A freight
train ran into an accommodation. One
man was killed and two others seriously in
jured. The engine and several coaches
were badly wrecked.
E. M. Sweat, of this city, beat his adopted
daughter, Eliza Sweat, to-day terribly with
a hickory stick. He was arrested and held
under a *SOO bond to answer for assault
with intent to murder.
An Abandoned Babe.
Carrollton, Ga.. Nov. 10.—A new
born baby was fonud near Janies Powell’s
house, ten miles west of Carrollton, at 12
o’clock last night. Buggy tracks led to
David Brite's house. He was arrested and
.jailed. H-claims that he was hired by a
party in Heard county. The mother and
father of the child are unknown. The child
was partially clothed. It awoke Mr. Powell
Winchester, Va., Nov. 10. —Clarke
county official gives Harrison, Dem., for the
Senate 730 majority. Moore, Dem., for the
House of Delegates 848 majority. Best,
Rep., for the Senate, recived only 84 votes.
Regular Tarantula Killers.
/'Yu/U the San Francisco Examiner.
“I have recent ly read some very interest
ing original stories altout animal life,” said
a gentleman to a reporter, ‘'and,” he con
tinued, "as they are all local or California
stories I want to add to their number. Mv
business calls me into the country a good
(iesi. and as 1 am a passionate lover of
nature, with its myriads of forms of animal
life, I amuse and entertain myself by taking
observations. One day while up in Cala
veras county I was traveling through a
rocky section and was rather hard pressed
for something to entertain me. 1 finally
reached a little glen, wheeled my
horse about and got under a mag
nificent shade tree. Then I dis
mounted and sat down to take a rest.
“Scarcely liad I touched the grass when I
was entertained beyond ail exp- tations by
w itnessing a bloody battle between wasps
and a tarantula. I call them wasps, though
in reality they were not such, Ising much
larger and heavier about the body, which
was held together in two separate parts by
a scarcely visible coupling. Their waists
seemed even smaller than the common
wasp, and they swung theuiselv es about on
the coupling with lightning-like dexterity.
“The insects seemed very much excited
a bout-something and acted as if looking for
prey. It may tie that hunger made them
furious. Anyway I closely watched their
actions and >ooii discovered the cause of
their rage. A large tarantula crept from
under a dry log aud apparently started for
his house with all possible sp-ed. The
wasps, as I w ill call them, had been dashing
themselves in all directions about the Jog,
but the moment the insects saw their vii -
tint, which had evidently been hiding, they
fell upon him furiously with quick dart,
and every dart seemed to eject a poison
which made the tarantula writhe in agony.
The latter fights like a bear, resting on his
haunches and using his paws and legs as
weapons of defense.
“The tarantula fought for his life, and
while doing so seemed to lie conscious that
at all hazards lie must, make for his house us
the only hope of safety. The wasps seemed
l,y instinct to understand what was going
oil ill the mind of the tarantula and re
doubled their merciless attacks. They struck
their victim so suddenly that he seemed at
times to be bewildered. But he fought des-
I wrately to the last. Finally the fierce con
flict ended; the wasps had stung ami poi
soned the tarantula to death
“After the battle was over I took a glance
at the body ol the latter. It bore evidence
of a terrible struggle for life. When I ap
proached it the wasps flew away, but they
did not evidi ntly fly far, aud were watching
me. When i left the wasps returned and
immediately began to tear the dead taran
tula to pieces. In an incredibly short time
they had carried off the body piece by piece,
either to feed their young or lay in a supply
off ood for the winter.
“I made particular inquiries concerning
the habits of tire monster w asps, and learned
from some of the old settlers that the vicious
insects were ‘regular tarantula killers,’ and
that scarcely one liad ever survived their
There have lieen such things ill England as
smoking conceits, where every one in the audi
ence was permitted to smoke If he wished. Now
h is said (hat singm? in the smoky ttdnoH] there
injures the throat, and good artists will nut np
pear at the concerts.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1887.
November Report of the Department
Washington, Nov. 10. —The Department
of Agriculture reports the yield of corn at
19 bushels per acre on about 73,000,000 acres,
or 1,453.000,(XX) bushels. About 5,000,0u0
acres are reported as abandoned before
ripening. On the acreage planted the aver
nge would lie 18.0 bushels per acre, the same
ns in 1881. The corn surplus States average
slightly less than in 1881 and thirty-one
ether States more. The final record
will be changed only by slight
adjustments. All the acreage is counted
that was allowed to ripen. The crop, how
ever, is small. The averages of some of the
States of larger production are as follows:
New York 35 bushels, Pennsylvania 32
bushels, Maryland 27bushels, Virginia 17.5
bushels. North Carolina 13.4 bushels. Geor
gia II bushels, Texas 17 bushels, Tennessee
21.5 bushels, Kentucky 18.3 bushels. Ohio
25 bushels, Michigan and Indiana 20 bush
els. Illinois 19 bushels, lowa 25 bushels,
Missouri 22 bushels, Kansas 12 bushels,
Nebraska 24 bushels, Dakota 30 bushe's.
The quality of the crop is much lower
than usual in every region and the propor
tion of merchantable corn is considerably
below the average.
the potato CROP.
The potato yield has lieen reduced—first
by the drought in the West and later by
rot, mainly in the Atlantic States. It is
about the same as in 1381, or 54 bushels
average per acre, making a crop of about
134,000,000 against 16.3,000.000 bushels last
year. The yield is 00 bushels in New York,
.55 in Pennsylvania, 80 in Ohio, 34 in Michi
gan, 33 in Indiana and Illinois, 80 in Min
nesota, 55 in lowa. 00 in Missouri, 59 in
Kansas, 70 in Nebraska, and 115 in Dakota.
The tobacco yield per acre is very low in
the shipping and cutting leaf belt, especially
in the West. The average reported per
acre is: For Maryland 038 pounds, V ir
ginia 000, North Carolina 485, Arkansas
520, Tennessee 4130, Kentucky 505, Ohio for
cutting and leaf cigar 015, Indiana 397,
Illinois 403, on the acreage reported in the
August investigation. This will make
scarcely more than a third of a crop. The
yield of cigar leaf is nearly normal.
Picking of cotton has progressed rapidly,
and the harvest is already eTos**d, except in
soils which have resisted the adverse in
fluences of the season. The October condi
tion indicated a yield per acre of 8 or 4 per
cent, less than last year, with nearly 1 per
cent, increase of area. The returns of the
yield in fractions of a bale are less timn last
year in about the same ratio, while the
original returns of the yield per acre in
pounds are nearly the same as those of last
November. The result in fractions of a
bale indicate a crop of about 0,300.000 bull's
on an acreage of about 18,1540.000, or 33.8
of a bale j>er acre. The averages by States
are: Virginia 32, North Carolina 37, South
Carolina 30, Georgia 29.5, Florida 20, Ala
bama 28.7, Mississippi 38.2, Louisiana 43.3,
Texas 33, Arkansas 38, Tennessee 31.
FARMERS IN CONVENTION.
Two Hundred Delegates From Differ
ent Sections of the Country Present.
Chicago, Nov. 10.—The first session of
the seventh annual meeting of the National
Farmers’ Congress was held this forenoon,
with Col. Robert Beverly, of Virginia, in
the chair. About 200 delegates were present,
representing twenty-four States and eight
Territories, and it was expected that fully
thirty States would be represented by even
ing. The total number of delegates ap
pointed to the congress is 514. After the
committees on organization had been ap
pointed and President Beverly had delivered
nis annual address, Delegat? Salisbury, of
Missouri, offei-ed a resolution thanking Com
missioner Coleman, of the Agricultural Bu
reau, for his interest in the manufacture of
sugar from cane in the Southern States.
The resolution was referred.
E. B. Guber, of Louisiana, offered a reso
lution that the meeting recommend control
and operation of the telegraph system of the
country by the Post Office Department.
The resolution was referred.
At the afternoon session Prof. Puryear, of
Richmond, Va., delivered an address upon
“Agriculture as Affected by Legislation.”
William Amidan, of New York, replied,
challenging the speaker in some of his state
ments. and then a free discussion took place
on the tariff question.
SHIPPING VIA THE GULF.
The Resolutions Adopted by the Con
vention at Birmingham.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 10.— The Ship
ping League Convention met this morning
at 10 o’clock. The report of the Committee
i® Resolutions was read by the chairman,
J. H. Martin. The report recommends the
restoration and extension of the merchant
marine of the United States by establishing
intimate commercial intercourse with other
countries. It also calls attention
to the imperative need for nutlets
for the productions of the mines and
the farms of the States constituting
this department. This is declared to be im
peratively necessary in order to prevent the
glutting and stagnation of every branch of
trade and industry in the South. A second
resolution recommends that tiie convention
urge upon Congress proper measures for a
revival and extension of the merchant
marine, and declares in favor of the bill
known os “the tonnage bill.” The resolu
tions were unanimously adopted.
The following officers were elected for the
President, Hon. JoelP. Walker, of Missis
Secretary, Goldsmith P. West, of Birming
Vice Presidents, Georgia, Hon. P. Walsh;
Florida, Samuel Fa-coe; Alalwma, T. C.
Zp.y; Mississippi, Charles E. Hooker;
Louisiana,A. K. Miller; Texas, S. 13. Maxey;
Kentucky, G. G. Perkins; Tennessee, W. C.
Strasbourg—French and Germans.
The streets swarmed with soldiers hurry
ing hither aud thither. How hard they
were worked, and how tired they often
looked, as in their dirt-stained aud weather
beaten uniforms they came back from their
drill. There was no show about them and
no swagger. In the public places they were
lounging about, but there was no friendly
intercourse with the inhabitants, no chatting
with the nursemaids. I watched careful I v
in the four days 1 hat I spent in the town,
but only once saw a common soldier speak
ing to a woman. In our hotel, which was
chiefly frequented by the French, a man in
uniform now aud then came iu for a meal,
but no one spike to him. 1 sat next to an
actress, an Italian lady, who was proud of
her English. “What a dommage!” she
would now and then exclaim. I asked her
in French whether the two nations would
sit together in the theutrp. She looked
hurriedly round, and in such English as she
could muster made me underfund that these
were matters about which she did not care
to sjieak. The waiters were shy of talking
if there was any one in the room. Every
Frenchman arriving in the town was re
quired to report himself to the police within
4S hours. We Englishmen were not troubled.
Neither the clerk at the Central post office
who sold the stamps nor the guard on the
railway could sp-ak a word of French. The
Alsactans, it is true, generally speak Ger
man, but business relations still exist with
France, and Frenchmen are constantly vis
iting their old province. It seemed harsh
in the Government not to provide officials
who could speak lioth languages. 1 was
shown over the grand new university bv a
friendly Swiss whom I chanced to meet.
There were but 000 students, ho said, and
the number was falling, for the Alsacians
would not come to a university which had
been founded, they maintained, as a bodge
of their conquest. They went rather to
Heidelberg or any of the older Uerniau uni
A STRANGE STORY.
The Military Man and the Millionaire—
Mackay and Boulanger.
“You new paper fellows,” said a well
known wheat broker to a San Francisco
Chronicle man, “are making a great fuss
about the busted wheat deal and the losses
that will accrue from trying to corner the
world’s wheat, but I believe you’ve over
looked one queer thing about the whole
"Give me time and I’ll get there,” said the
broker, biting off the end of a cigar. “Now,
here,” he continued, ticking the points off
on his fingers, “are the reasons the newspa
pers are giving for the smash-up—covet
ousness, miscalculations, excessive crop, in
creas -d facilities of transportation, amateur
financiering, and the refusal of help by
other banks. Now, these are all factors in
tiie tumble, of course, but there’s another
that does not seem to have been properly
appreciated. One reason for this is, I up
pose, that you are so in the habit of looking
upon commercial matters as something so
matter of fact that you can’t conceive of
their having anything romantic about them.
You can believe iqe, however, when I tell
you that the romance of trade is as fruitful
a subject as that of changed children or a
“ Where is the romance in this case?”
“I’m getting there,” suid the broker,
gently scattering the ashes of his cigar.
“In 1884, you will remember, a number of
military officers were sent out to this coun
try by the French republic to take part in
the centenary of the battle of Yorktown.
Among their number was Brig. Gen.
Ernesto Boulanger. After the celebration
in the East was over he came out here. He
was a pleasant, cheerful kind of chap and
made many friends of both sexes. Among
the former was Raphael Weill, who acted
as his fidus Achates and saw to his every
comfort. So intimate, indeeed.did they be
come that 'twas currently reported that
should Boulanger ever come to the top of
the heap the genial Raphael might almost
expect to be made an archangel. Not bad,
“But Boulanger had no aspirations then;
had he any aspirations, I mean, besides
those of getting on in the service?”
“Excuse me,” was the broker’s reply.
“Notwithstanding Boulanger’s free and easy
exterior, it is, I thought, a matter of history
that as early as issi his plans were ripe and
only awaited publicity. Thus it was that
after his accession to that portfolio in the
French Cabinet which for fifteen years has
been deemed of equal importance with that
of foreign affairs his plans for the reorgani
zation of the French army were immedi
ately made known. Every detail was nicely
adjusted and all things prepared for a still
“But what has all this got to do with the
wheat deal?” it was asked with some im
“It has this much,” replied the broker,
brushing the cigar dust off his vest, “that
Boulanger even then—in 1881, I mean—was
an aspirant for power, and that he hail an
eye on the future. Consequently he looked
to the value of his friends, and a second of
these was another San Francisco geutleman,
none other than John W. Mackay. Now,
perhaps, you will see which way the cat is
going to jump. 1 can’t state positively that
Boulanger made Maekay’s acquaintance
right here, but I do know that later on,
when Mackay went to Paris, the General
and he were on very good terms. Things
had gone very well with Boulanger. On
his return to France from America he
was intrusted with the office of Director
of Infantry under the Minister of
and in that position hart done much towJP
the reorganization of the army. Then in
1884 he took command of a division in
Africa and transformed the expedition of
force into one of occupation at Tunis.
Lastly, upon the formation of the De Frey
cinet cabinet his great popularity became
evident. Now, as to what passed between
the millionaire anil the military man I can
not, of course, say with exact detail. But
I have heard it more than whispered that
the millionaire was let into the confidence
of the military man, and that the plans and
aspirations of the soldier were known, if
not shared in, by the successful miner.
Now, then, let’s put the case hypothetically,
as the lawyers say. Here was a French
men, as ambitious as they make them, and
with the chief point of ambition on the set
tlement of the old feud lie tween Germany
and France. Being a Frenchman, too, he
was in all probability, to put it mildly, a
speculator. Here, too, was another inan
with millions at his command. A war, we
will say, might be precipitated—war whose
end or extent no man could foresee. It
would, however, be a great European war,
and someone would have to feed the armies.
Not only would the armies have to be fed,
but they would have to be fed at any price.
Now, then, suppose the arrangements be
tween the two went so far as to include a
fixed scheme by the one man to bring about
this war. All that the other would have to
do would be to corner all the wheat, and he
would be master of the situation, and every
grain would be golden. To come back now
to the facts, the Goblet ministry came
in and Boulanger was Minister of War.
Mr. Mackay, of the Bank of Nevada, or
Dresback and Rosenfold, or the wheat
clique, or whatever you may like to style it,
did liegm buying up all the wheat he could
lay hands on, until it .looked as though he
were actually attempting to corner the food
stuff of the world. Everything looked
lovely. In France it had gone so far that
about May last a mobilization of the troops
was on the tapis, and Germany was on pins
and needles as to how threatening that
massing of the soldiers along her frontier
might be. In San Francisco the wheat was
being bought up right and left, the price
was forced up to a figure that made con
s *rvative men shake their heads, but still
the purchases went on. Then came the col
lapse. The French people themselves grew
frightened. Boulanger was declared to be
a dangerous man. the Rouvier cabinet was
formed, and Boulanger was left out in the
cold. The imminence of war was averted,
and wheat, in perfect sympathy, mark you,
began to go down. The first crash really
came then, and though it was staved off a
few weeks, you have seen that the inevita-
ble did take place.”
“Very ingenious and interesting,” said
the Chronicle man. “Have I your permis
sion to print the remarkable story I"
“Why, certainly; print it if you wish to,”
j said the - >d tempered but modest broker,
j “By the way,” he concluded, glancing at
| his watch, "you might add this: The spirit
I of war lias by no means been laid—your
: own daily dispatches prove that. That for
i the first piint, and the second is. that there
”i-. u great big bulk of the clique's wheat that
|is still afloat aud unsold. Put these two
together, reckon in the proper pa rentage of
I pos-ibilitics. and you will see that wheat
i may be a good thing to hold after all.”
An Irishman’s Joke on Sheridan.
[ newr l;ciml this one on Gen. Sheridan
1 before. We all know that he is not a tall
man. II matters not where he saw the un
gainly Irish soldier, huge of stature, bow
shouldered and irregular of step. The gen
eral thought by a frowning reprehension to
excite something of martial ambition in the
“Don’t stand that way, like a Chinaman
doubled overa washtub, said he “‘straighten
up, form erect, chest out and chin elevated
l.'ke this!” and the General, then an un
der-officer, gave a superb illustration of the
perfect soldier in parade movement, his
eyes fixed una terably away from earthly
“An’ it’s sthraight nhid I'll be aftlier look
in’ all th’ toime?” asked the recruit, glancing
down at Ills superior officer with a merry
twinkle in his eye.
"Precisely; chest out and chin elevated
sol Ah, very good; very good, indeed. Now
you look like a soldier.”
“An" must 1 forivir kape mi eye pinted an
a did livil in this way I"
“Yes, if you mean to be a respectable sol
The Irish recruit puffed out like a pigeon,
and a' he stepped off to the measured
“right!” “left" exclaimed:
"Well, good-boi to von, l-oftenant; be-
I gorra, I’ll nivir see vow agin. ”
SHEARER—RAIFORD. —Married, at Sea Isl
and Hotel, Beaufort, S. C.. on Uie 29th of Octo
ber, 1887, by the Rev. Mr. Hay, Mr. Virgil G.
Shearer, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Fannie J.,
youngest daughter of the late Col. P H. Kaiford,
of St. Mary's, Ga.
Ft? N ERA!. INN IT A rIo \s.
WIIJJNK.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mrs. Thomas M. Wilunk and family are in
vited to attend her fuheral from her late resi
dence, 72 Broughton street, at 3:30 o'clock THIS
ATTENTION PALESTINE So! T. K. TE
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 11th, 1887.
Attend a regular conclave in your asylum
THIS EVENING at 8 o'clock. Visiting Knights
fraternally invited to attend. Hv order
R. H ANDERSON, E. C.
Jno. F. LaFar, Recorder pro tem.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices" will be charged $1 00 o Square each
state and Pointy taxes, iss7.
Office Collector State and County Taxes, 1
Chatham County, Georgia, >
Savannah, Oct. 19,1887. )
The digest is now open for the collection of
the above Taxes on all property, real and per
sonal; the Speciftx Tax on Professions; also, the
POLL TAX for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES,
on all MALE RESIDENTS of the City and Coun
ty, between the ages of twenty-one and sixty
Office at the Court House. Hours from 9A.
M. to 2 p.m. JAS. J. McGOWAN,
Tax Collector C. C.
300 BUNCHES CHOICE RIPE BANANAS,
At 50c. to Si 35 per bunch. Must be sold.
Call early at J. S. COLLINS & CO.’S,
14 and 15 Market Square.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM
Nov. 11th, 1887.
This is the LAST DAY for paying the 29th
Installment to avoid being fined.
M. J. SOLOMONS, Sect'y and Treas.
Neither the owners or lessee of the steam-tugs
MAUD and W. C. TURNER will be responsible
for any debts contracted by the crews or em
ployes of said tugs. ELTON A. SMITH,
For owners and lessee.
To Whom it May Concern:
Notice is hereby given to any and all parties
interested in the British steamship NAPLES
anil or her cargo of cotton, that in consequence
of the recommendation of the Board of Survey
and the decision of the Naval Court in the mat
ter of complaint before them, the wet cotton
lately discharged from my vessel will not be
reloaded upon said ship anil earned forward to
Liverpool, but said cotton is held here subject
to the disposition of parties interested, upon
satisfaction of the liens existing thereon.
As said cotton is daily deteriorating, prompt
action is desired, in order that further interposi
tion on iny part may be unnecessary.
Master British Steamship Naples.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 10th, 1887.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Notice is hereby given to any and all parties
interested in the British steamship RESOLUTE
and her cargo of cotton that in consequence of
the recommendation of ihe Board of Survey
and the decision of the Naval Court in the mas
ter of complaint before them, the wet cotton
lately discharged from my vessel will not he re
loaded upon said ship and carried forward to
Liverpool, but said cotton is held here subject
to the disposition of parties interested upon
satisfaction of the liens existing thereon.
As said cotton is daily deteriorating, prompt
action is desired, in order that further interposi
tion on my part may be unnecessary.
R. C. REAVLEY,
Master British Steamship Resolute.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 9, 1887.
Books of subscription to the Capital Stock of
“THE CITIZENS’ BANK OF SAVANNAH”
will be opened at the office of the Citizens’ Mu
tual Loan Company, No. 94 Bryan street, on
THURSDAY, November 10th, 1887.
NOTICE TO CONSIGNEES AND CAP
TAINS OK VESSELS.
Office Health Officer, I
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 1 1887. j
From Nov. Ist to May Ist, unless otherwise
ordered, Captains of vessels having clean
records, will he allowed tocome to the city after
their vessels have been inspected by the Quaran
Captains of vessels which are subjected to un
ballasting at the Quarantine Station, will re
turn to their vessels when unballasting is com
menced. and there remain until this work is
completed, ill order to expedite same.
J. T. McFARLAND, M. D., Heallh Officer.
Savannah. Ga., Nov. 3, 1887.
The shareholders of the GERMANIA FIRE
COMPANY, of Savannah, Ga., are hereby noti
fied to present their shares within thirty days
from date, to the undersigned to receive their pro
rata from the sale of the Germania Fire Com
Office hours from 10 until 2 o’clock at 147 Con
gress street JOSEPH ROOS, President.
OH. HEAHY n COLDINU,
Office comer Jones and Drayton streets.
TIIE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
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is the most complete in the Soi it h. 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
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sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
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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
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mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
l. a. McCarthy,
Successor to Chas. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, CAS anil STEAM FITTER,
48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA.
SOMETHING TO WEAR
Where to Find It.
STYLES that are captivating and fascinating.
GOODS that are durable, permanent and lasting.
PRICES that are just, fair and moderate.
TREATMENT that is attentive, kind and polite.
GOODS EXCHANGED—if not as represented.
The Hatter and Furnisher.
HATS FOR MEN, HATS FOR BOYS AND
LADIES’ RIDING HATS, in stock and to Order
, COACHMEN'S HATS.
DUNLAP'S AND NASCIMENTO’S CELE
DENT'S CELEBRATED KID GLOVES AND
SANITARY UNDERWEAR OF PURE CAM
CARDIGAN JACKETS. DRESSING GOWNS
FULL DRESS VESTS, FANCY EMBROIDERED
SHIRTS, SCARFS, COLLARS AND CUFFS.
UMBRELLAS, WATER PROOF COATS AND
HUNTING BOOTS AND HATS.
LaFar’s lew Store,
SO BULIi STREET.
ECONOMY OF MONEY!
ECONOMY OF FUEL!
ECONOMY OF LABOR!
One ton of Coal, scientifically burned, heating
as many rooms as four in open grates, by using
Cornwell & Chipman,
167 BROUGHTON STREET.
See what Dr. B. S. Prasz says about them:
Messrs. Comicell dt Chipman:
Gents —The Range and Baltimore Heaters
placed by your firm in my residence are giving
The Range is perfect in its workings, and in
addition heats the dining-room and chamber
With the Heaters I can warm either of the
rooms a lane that which the Heater is in, and
with less fuel than I could one room with an
open grate. I believe that the saving in fuel
will soon repay one for their cost, without
speaking of their cleanliness and convenience.
I take pleasure in recommending your firm to
all who wish anything in that line.
B. S. PURSE.
Atmore’s Mince Meat.
ENGLISH PLUM PUDDING.
TRY OUR 50c. TEA.
ROASTED RIO COFFEE only 25c per pound.
LARGE CANS TOMATOES, first quality, 10c.
LARGE CANS (3 pounds) BOSTON BAKED
BEANS, two for 25c.
Two Pounds Okra and Tomatoes
ONLY 10c. PER CAN.
Best Goods for the Least Money. Polite At
tention. Quick Delivery of Orders. A Trial
22 AND 2-m BARNARD STREET.
DUMAS’ BARGAIN WEEK
100 dozen HANDKERCHIEFS, thrown out
at 12V6c. each, comprising Colored, Mourning
Hemmed, 11. Stitched Revere, Embroidered,
Tucked and Fancy Borders; good value; worth
double. Call and inspect.
A job lot of DRUMMERS’ SAMPLES, com-
E rising Imported Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
[air Brushes, Cloth Brushes, at the UNIFORM
PRICE of 24c. each.
Ladies', Misses’, Men’s and Boys’ HOSE, in
Black, Colored. Striped and Unbleached, Seam
less and Fast Colors, 21c. pair.
Full line TRIMMINGS and LADIES’, and
Ladies', Gents’ and Misses KID GLOVES, $1
and $125; Gloves guaranteed.
H. A. DUMAS’,
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
JL. 13. DAVIS,
Secretary and Manager of the Great South
efu Portrait Company.
AN inspection of samples of our Portraits at
our office, with Davis Bros., 42 and 44 Bull
street, will greatly interest those who contem
plate bo.\. i;< small pictures of themselves, their
friends, living and deceased, copied and enlarged
in OIL, WATER COLOR, INDIA INK, PAS
TELLE and CRAYON. VVe guarantee a per
fect likeness and excellence of work. We have
about TWENTY DIFFERENT STYLES AND
GRADES IN SIZES OF ENLARGED POR
TRAITS from Bxlo to 50x90, and our prices are
from $-4 to S3OO each. EMPLOY FORTY ART
ISTS; been twentv-six years in the business
have a 6, <MO candle-power ELECTRIC LIGHT’
and are fully prepared with all proper expedi
tion and skill to t xecut all orders promptly
and satisfactorily. We respectfully soli, -it, your
orders. L. B. DAVIS.
Secretary and Manager The Great Southern
PAINTS AND OILS.
JOHN G. BUTLER,
PAINTS; RAILROAD, STEAMER AND .MILL
SUPPLIES, SASHES, DOORS, BLINDS AND
BUILDERS’ HARDvVaRE. S,>le Agent for
GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER, CE
MENT, HAIR and LAND PLASTER.
6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia.
1865 CHRIS. MURPHY, [865.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painting
INXECUTEI) NF.ATI.Y and with dispatch,
v Paints, Oils. Y artushes, Brushes, Window
(UaKscfl, etc., etc. EHtimates furnished on ap
CORNER CONGRESS AND DRAYTON STS-
Rear of Christ Church
GRAND WRESTLING MATCH.
J~ olin. nVEuLTzLlex’
SIQQ -A- SIDE.
A. R. ALTMAYER & C’CL
Tie Great Si
STILL GOES ON
A. R.ALTMAYER fiCO.’S
THIS WEEK we will give you FOUR GREAT
DRIVES in the following departments;
and DRESS GOODS.
In addition to the unapproachable bargains in
Genuine first quality still at the following
3 BUTTON 99c.
5-BUTTON TAN SHADES *1 23.
5-BUTTON BLACK , 1 59.
t lot Ladies’ Black Silk'Ottoman Short Wraps,
trimmed with handsome beaded ornaments, silk
lined and edged with fur, any size, sl2 50: can
not be matched for the same money anywhere
in the South.
1 lot Ladies’ Plush Short Wraps (two styles i,
trimmed with plush ornaments and satin lined,
$lB 50; these are very stylish and a decided bar
1 lot Misses' Checked and Plain Walking Jack
ets, odd sizes, no two alike, $3 50; cheap at $5.
1 lot Ladies', Misses and Children's FELT
HATS, all new shape, FOR ON E WEEK, at 35c.
1 lot Bovs’ School Suits, TWO PAIRS OF
PANTS AND A POLO CAP TO EACH SUIT,
only $3 50; sold in regular clothing stores for $5.
1 lot Boys’ School Suits, plain, checked and
piaid goods and pleated coat, any size from 4 to
18 years, only $2 50; quite a bargain.
3 lots Boys’ School Overcoats, sizes 4 to 13
years, at $1 49, $2, and $2 50; these are just
what you need for your boy’s everyday wear.
They are very cheap.
Will be in COMBINATION STITS. Prices
shaved, and real stylish suits now as low as
$ s 25. Handsomest at $lO, sl2. sl4 and sls.
Call in this week without fail. You should
see these great bargains, even if you do not wish
to purchase. Very Respectfully Yours,
A. R. ALTMAYER & CO.
Our NEW ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE
free on application.
Samples sent to any address and close atten
tion given mail orders.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
is now complete and we will be
pleased to show our friends and the
public the prevailing and correct
CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS k BATS
For the season, whether they call to
supply themselves or only to see
“what is to be worn."
i FALK 4 SONS,
Men’s, Boys’ and Children’s Outfitters.
Our Fall and Winter Catalogue is
ready for distribution.
$$ OFF $$
“DOLLARS OFF” IS WHAT IT MEANS.
We find in running over our immense stock of
GENT'S AND YOUTHS’ FINE SUITS,
two and three suits of a line left on hand. We
have gathered up all of these broken lines
(not “broken suits”) put them on one table,
knocked THREE TO FIVE DOLLARS OFF the
price of each to
RUSH THEM OFF.
We want the room for other lines, and must
have it. UNDERSTAND that these suits are
ARE STYLISH MATERIALS.
ARE THIS SEASON'S GOODS.
Why they are left is probably because they
are odd sizes. Yon may And what you want
on this table, and can get it under value.
NEW GOODS BY EVERY STEAMER.
We are doing our best to keep up with the un
precedented demands that have been made on
us this season.
161 CONGRESS ST.
B. H. LEVY & BRO.
PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER.
THE OLD RELIABLE!
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Printing and Binding,
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