Newspaper Page Text
LIVELY SEANCE IN BOSTON
A SPIRITUAL MEDIUM EROUGHT
TO GRIEF BY A REPORTER.
He Visited the Seance With Confed
erates, Grabbed the Alleged Materi
alised Spriit, and bound It to bo the
/Vein the .Veto York Sun.
BOSTON', Nov. IS.—One of the most prom
inent materializing mediums in town for a
long tune has been Mrs. Herman B. Fay,
who has given public seances regularly in
o ftno house at 62 West Newton street. Yes
terday aftornooti the Record sent a party
of ten young men ami two young women to
one of her seances to test the genuineness of
her spiritualistic manifestations. The in
vestigators had a lively time before they
got through with it, and so did the medium
and her assistants. 'The visitors found
fifteen others present, most of them
men. Daylight was shut out of the
room where the seance was given by heavy
draperies. In one corner was the cabinet,
cud opposite it were about thirty chairs for
visitors, arranged in a semi-circle. Mr.
Shorey, proprietor of the Cambridge Laun
dry and former publisher of the Nursery,
tame in and took a seat. It was somewhat
of a surprise, too, to see Mr. Dame ex-reve
nue collector walk into the room and make
himself very much at home. A pale,
dreamy, gazolle-like creature floated into
the room, and took a seat at the cabinet
At 3:60 p. m. Mrs. Fay, the medium,
arose. She is about medium height, weighs
about 135 to 1-JO pounds, and is a very ath
letic. strong woman. She is a German, and
her voice, even when sunk to a whisper, be
trays a strong German uecent. Standing in
front of the Cabinet, Mrs. Fay said:
“Before commencing my seance I wish to
give my rules for conducting it. First, I
wish that forms which come out of the cabi
net shall not lie molested; second, no one
must move about the room during the
i-eance; third, if any forms do appear, re
memlier that it isn't me; fourth, keep your
feet flat on the floor. [This was so that any
too curious investigator couldn’t trip up the
alleged inoteralizea spirit.] If anyone don’t
want to do as I say they can now leave the
room, before the seance begins. It is my
rule to take up the fees before the seance.”
All remained in the room, and Capt.
Dixon, the master of ceremonies, passed
a, ouud, collecting $1 per head. The Cap
tain then lighted a candle, and all who de
sired had an opportunity to examine the
cabinet. It was the regulation cabinet,
with a door and two windows. The back
of it was said by the medium to be a very
simple folding door. A reporter was posi
tive that it was a sliding door opening into
the back room, from which the medium’s
confederates entered the cabinet.
After the examiners had resumed their
seats the medium laughingly said that if
any one wanted to sit in the back room dur
ing the seance they might do so, although a
man who had done so once bad seen his wife
in the mirror and been frightened half to
death, which, sho declared, was good
enough for him. No one left the main
The light of the single gas jet was then
extinguished, the curtains were tightly
drawn, and every ray of light excluded
from the room save that of a tallow candle,
which flickered and spluttered on the cabi
net organ. Mrs. Fay entered the cabinet,
the wheezy notes of the organ floated out
over the room, and the extremely thin so
prano voice of the pale-faced sylph"began to
warble “Sweet hour of prayer.” Those
who felt like it joined in the singing, but it
was not a very powerful chorus. In a few
minntes a figure dr’p lin white emerged
from the cabinet, and, advancing a little
way into the room, beckoned to an elderly
gentleman who had examined the cabinet.
The two entered the cabinet.
“Here is your daughter Mattie.” w hispered
the ghostly figure, but even the whisper be
trayed the German accent of Mrs. Fay.
Taking hold of his hands she laid them
upon the head of a girl who was sitting in a
chair, and said: “There she is.” By feel
ing of the hair and cheeks of the alleged
“Mattie,” the gentleman was enabled to
judge that the child was a girl from 12 to 14
years old, and undoubtedly Capt. Dixon's
“Oh, yes," said he; “I am delighted to see
As he was leaving the cabinet the girl put
her arms around him and kissed him. “Shad
we gather at the river,” droned ont the girl
at the organ, and in a few minutes the
white figure, taller than before, again
emerged from the cabinet. This time it se
lected a lady, who promptly recognized “her
RBcieut guide, the guide of my life,” and she
burst into tears. The organist now changed
her tune from Mondv and Ban key hymns to
negro melody, and ground out “Way Down
on (he Suwannee River.” Avery intelli
gent-appearing lady was selected by the
draped figure, and she said the “materialized
spirit’’ was that if an old colored woman
who used to sew for her in the South
The next “form” was that of a young girl.
A gentleman sitting near the piano re
sponded to the beckoning finger. He held
several minutes’ conversation with her and
kissed her, but as he was a believer and the
conversation was conducted in a whisper,
much ol' wdiat was said could not lie heard.
The figure claimed to be his daughter.
“Did you see how she sunk into the floor?”
said the" man as he took his seat, evidently
very much impressed.
The figure had by this time evidently be
come convinced that it had a sympathetic
audience, and ventured far down the room.
It appeared as a gypsy girl with long hair
flowingdown her back. Advancing boldly,
it paused in front of one of the investigators
and confidingly stretched forth both hands.
Like a flash the man clinched them in a
strong grasp, and ejaculated “Now!” In
stantly the Record man ignited a bunch of
matches, and the chandelier was a
blaze of light. Other ready hands
stripped away the curtains and the
sun’s rays flooded the room. In the
centre of tho room, directly under
the blaze of the chandelier, struggling,
fighting, biting, scratching like a tigress in
the grasp of four strong men, who had all
they could do to hold her, w-as Mrs. Herman
Fay. She had said that the form would
not be here, but she got there just the same.
Her flowing hair, a switch about two feet
long, had been tom from her head in the
melee, as was also her • ‘spirit robe, ” a piece
of cheap cotton gauze about four yards
long ami two and a half yards wide. Capt.
Dixon, who attempted to release Mrs. Fay,
was grabbed around the neck by another
athletic young man. He struggled vigor
ously, and shouted: “D you let me go;”
but he was held in a firm clasp. Mrs. Fay’s
desire was, of course, to get into the cabinet.
So she made a show of fainting, and was
sprinkled with water by an attendant. Her
captors, however, held "her.
In the mean time another investigator
made a break for tho cabinet, which hn
found to bo closed, but he burst open the
door and there found the “Old Auntie,”
who would tip the scales certainly at 200
pounds. Bhe was the confederate who bad
helped to dress Mrs. Fay. She fought, hard,
but was ejected by the gentleman, as were
also Mrs. Fay’s skirt and her shoes. These
were ingenious contrivances, composed of
three pieces of cork nailed togethor, one on
top of the other, and having a strap to
fasten them to Mrs. Fay’s feet. IV’hen she
represented the “Ancient Guido" ami other
tali figures, sho put these on her feet to add
to her height .
In the pocket of the skirt was a comb and
a chamois-skin powder pad for whitening the
face. Tho Dixon girl made her escape in
the confusion, although she was chased by
one of the young men who caught sight of
her. Loud demands for their mouey were
made by the unbelievers, and Capt. "Dixon
was compelled to shell out $1 to ail who u -
luanded it. The lady who had been duped
into believing that sho had seen her old
colored sewing woman said:
“Well, gentlemen, I am ushatned of my
sex. I have lx-lievcd in this, but now am
undeceived. It is a tenable fraud. I thank
you for this exp'xo."
Pill’s Black" Dress Ms.
'\I7E bf'jr to announce that we have In stock 25 different styles of the celebrated English marm
t faciurer, PRIESTLEY. Those goods are as well known anions ladies as Coates' Spool Cot
ton and we therefore take pleasure in calling attention to them. They comprise In part of;
PRIESTLEY'S Silk Warp Henrietta Cloth at 75c., $1 and jl 25.
PRIESTLEY'S Ravenna Cloth, entirely new this season.
PRIESTLEY'S Drap de Alma, always desirable.
PRIESTLEY’S Melrose Cloth, a beautiful design.
PRIESTLEY’S Panama Cloth; this is an exceedingly handsome cloth.
PRIESTLEY'S Black India doth; everybody admires it.
PRIESTLEY'S Silk Warp Melrose Cloth.
PRIESTLEY'S Black Diagonal doth.
PRIESTLEY 'S Black Hortense Cloth.
PRIESTLEY'S Satin Striped Cloth
PRIESTLEY'S All Wool Nun's Veiling.
PRIESTLEY'S Silk Warp Nun A Veiling.
FRIESTLEY’S Cashmere de lade; extraordinarily beautiful
We call attention to the fact that our prices are strictly the
lowest In the market, and invite ladies to examine these goods
and compare prices. There is nothing out this season In
FANCY DRESS GOODS
Which we nave not in stock_ We claim that our Dress Goods stock is superior to anything; yet
seen in this city, and we claim to be able to sell the best uoodsat such prices at which only medium
3 ualities cau be purchased elsewhere. We know talk is cheap. We ask you to investigate. If we
o not come up to promise we CAn't make you pure ase. Hence we cordially invite you to call
and satisfy yourself whether our promises are good or not. We have more to risk than you have
in making this announcement. Y\ e risk our reputation. You risk a little of your time.
Do You Think We Can Afford to Sham?
If we have convinced! you of the above facts, we beg you to look through our Silk, Velvet and
OUR BLACK AND COLORED SILKS
Are unquestionably of the best wearing Siiks in the market. We warrant every yard to give
satisfaction. We have them at all prices. We would kindly ask you to examine our $1 aurl $1 25
Silks. We feel that we can justly brag of them. You need not buy any, but we would like you to
kuow what we have.
Our Silk Plushes and Silk Velvets
Are of every shade and hue fn plain and fancy designs. We also desire you to see our Moire
Satins. They are very pretty and cheap.
Braided and Beaded Trimmings.
We have everything in that line to be found oniy in the most extensive trimming houses iu
New York, and we also insist that our prices are much below the fancy prices you have to pay for
Oar English Walking Jackets, Dolmans, Wraps,
Tailor-made, in Plush, Velvet, Silk, Cloth and Fancy Materials is unsurpassed in style, general
make-up, assortment and prices. You cannot afford to purchase elsewhere If is absolutely
necessary that you see our stock and judge for yourself before purchasing. Remember, we do
not ask you to take this all in good faith, but to investigate what we have said, as it is to your
benefit as well as ours.
We have purchased a large lot of Drummer's Samples at 50c. on the dollar, and offer them
correspondingly low. They comprise Hand-made Knitted Toboggans, Infant's Sacques, Infant's
Caps, Silk and Worsted Stockings and Mitts. Also, a large line of Infant’s and Children’s Merino
Embroidered Sacques and Cloaks
Contains a most superb stock of all kinds of FANCY GOODS:
Flush and Leather Work Boxes.
Plush and Leather Manicure Cases.
Plush and Leather Shaving Cases.
Fans of the most elegant designs in Lace and Ostrich.
Feathers, Bisque and Bronze Figures, and thousands of other elegant articles
suitable for Wedding Presents, etc.
This Week We Offer in Our Bazar Two Articles at Special Sale.
100 dozen full regular SEAMLESS BALBRIGGAN LADIES' HOSE at 10c., which cannot be
had elsewhere for less than 25c.
250 dozen 40-inch DAMASK TOWELS at 10c., worth 25c.
153 BROUGHTON STREET.
FURNITURE, CARPETS, MATTING, ETC
Scared to Death.
WAKE UP OLD MAN, GET
UP AND RUN!
Or you will be late to get the pick of those Astonishing bargains in FURNITURE and
CARPETS, which LINDSAY & MORGAN are offering at Bankrupt Prices.
They are showing a most elaborate line of FANCY GOODS in their Furniture
Department, and have just received a lurge invoice of NEW RUGS in their Carpet
Don’t be late, but come at once and make yocb selection.
LINDSAY h MORGAN.
Opening of llm Fall Season 188?.
However attractive and immense our previous season’s
stock in Millinery lias been, this season wo excel all our
previous selections. Every manufacturer and importer of
note in the markets of the world is represented in the array,
and display of Millinery goods. We are showing Hats in
the finest Hatter’s Plush, Beaver, Felt, Straw and Fancy
Combinations. Ribbons in Glacee, of all the novel shades.
Fancy Birds and Wings, Velvets and Plushes of our own im
portation, and we now offer you the advantages of our im
mense stock. We continue the retail sale on our first floor
at wholesale prices. We also continue to sell our Celebrated
XXX Ribbons at previous prices.
500 dozen Felt Hats, in all the new shapes and colors,
at 35 cents.
S. KROUSKOFFS MAMMOTH MILLINERY HOUSE,
„ BROUGHTON STREET.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1887.
DRY GOODS, KU.
In our centre counter we will exhibit for
this week the most extensive and attractive
stock of Linens and Housekeeping Goods to
be found in any house in this city. All
grades of Irish, Scotch, German and Barns
ley Table Damasks, % and jK Damask Nap
kins. Damask and Huck Towels in plain
and knotted fringes. Plain White, Turkey
and Colored Bordered Fringed Doylies.
Cardinal and Turkey Red Fringed Table
Covers, in all sizes.
Honeycomb and Marseilles
nTimi ll ) Our lot of 70-inch Double
\pH| |!\| l SATIN DAMASK at 81c.
ul Lvli.lL ) and 97c. ;worth $1 & $125.
CROHAN & DOONER,
Successors to B. F. McKEN N A & CO.
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
Supplied at wholesale rates by
19 BARNARD ST., Savannah.
Sole Agent for tho State of Ueogia.
FRESH ARRIVAL OF SELECTED
Onions, Turnips, Grapes; Pears,
HAY, GRAIN AND FEED, BLACK-EYE PEAS,
Special prices on large lots of Grain and Hay
169 BAY STREET,
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
75 BARRELS APPLES.
OX BARRELS EATING AND COOKING
£♦> PEAKS, 50 Barrels HF.BR< >N POTATOES.
25 Sacks RIO and JAVA COFFEE, LIQUORS
and WINES of all kinds, SUGAR, CANNED
MEATS, Choice FLOUR, CANNED GOODS,
NUTS and RAISINS, New TURKISH PRUNES,
New CITRON, BUTTER. CHEESE, LARD.
SUGARS, SOAP, STARCH, CRACKERS,
BROOMS, PAILS, CRANBERRIES, GRAPES,
ate. For sale at lowest prices.
A. H. CHAMPION.
PATRAS CURRANTS IN BARRELS,
Vostizza Currants in Cases
CITRON IN 50-POUND TIN BOXES.
TUB FINEST IMPORTED.
NEW NJJ r rS -AI\ T JD FICfS.
As Fruit Cake is belter with some would
it not be well to buy the Fruit at once?.
a. 11. & 6. W. WEST.
H ATCHES AND JEWELRY.
~Yhe bu v'
Such as DIAMONDS, FINE STERLING SIL
VERWARE, ELEGANT JEWELRY,
FRENCH CLOCKS, etc., is to befound *•
A. L. Desbouillons,
21 BULL STREET,
the sole agent for the celebrated ROCKFORD
RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also
makes a specialty of
18-Karat Wedding Rings
AND THE FINEST WATCHES.
Anything you buy from him being warranted
Opera Grlasses* at Cost.
CHAS. A.' COX,
4C BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA.,
GALVANIZED IRON CORNICES
TIN HOOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
The only house using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work promptly
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metallic
Agent for Walter’s Patent Tin Shingles.
IjX)R SALE, Old Newspapers, Just, the thing
for wrappers, only 15 cents a hundred, 30u
for 25 cents, at the business effina
A Few of Our Specialties, with General Reference to
Our Capabilities as COMPLETE OUTFIT
TERS for the Male Sex.
FULL DRESS SUITS.
WHITE VESTS (low-cut) for Evening Dress or Special Occasions.
GENTS’ SMOKING JACKETS.
The Famous JAEGER SYSTEM OF
SANITARY I -T , UNDERWEAR
For Gents j ! and Ladles.
Full Line j of Sizes.
Second iV ! Importation.
Full Line of the Always Popular PRINCE ALBERT SUITS.
Gents’, Youths’ and Hoys’ DRESS and BUSINESS SUITS.
CHILDREN’S SUITS. CH LOREN'S KILTS.
Popular Styles in HATS.
GENTS’ BATHING GOWNS.
Immense Assortment, of FINE, FANCY and PLAIN UNDER
WEAR, NECKWE AR. G; ,G\ ES, COLLARS,
LiMBT AND COMPUTET STOCK. GREATEST VARIETY. LOWEST PRICES.
161 Congress Street.
B. H. LEVY & BRO.
158 BROUGHTON STREET,
1STo"W" and IFasli-ioxi.a/TDl©
Latest styles in HATS, best $1 SHIRT in the city.
Suits made to order. Satisfaction guaranteed.
PARTIES in the COUNTRY can have goods expressed
C. 0. D. free of charge, with privilege of returning if not
MENKEN & ABRAHAMS.
NEW YORK OFFICE,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
The Post Office Location
SETTLED AT LAST.
THE OLD RELIABLE SHOE HOUSE
at the same old place,
135 BROUGHTON STREET,
where you will find the best line of
GENTS’ OO SHOES
ever brought to this market.
This is not an empty Brag, Boast or Bluster, but an
assertion we are prepared to stand by. An ex
amination will convince the most skeptical.
JOS. ROSENHEIM & CO.,
SH. OI H FOB gentlembn !
STYLISH SHOES for LADIES
Solid & Cheap Children’s SHOES.
A. S. COHEN,
1391 BROUGHTON STREET.
81IOES, C LOTHING, NOTIONS, ETC.
For One Only
SOUTHWEST COR. BROUGHTON AND BARNARD STS.
500 Pair Ladles’ French Heel and French Kid Button Shoes,
worth $5, selling for $2 75.
1,000 Pair Ladies’ Fine Kid Button Shoes, all widths and
sizes, worth $2, selling for $1 25.
1,000 Fair Men’s Fine Shoes, worth $2, selling for $1 25.
2,000 Pair Men’s. Boys’ and Children’s Shoes, all kinds and
sizes, worth $1 50, selling for sl.
Infants’ Shoes, Infants’ Shoes, regular price 25c. a pair.
SOU T H WEST FOKNiiU OItOUU ill ON ARP BARNARD STREETS}. ,
IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE SHORT SEASON
I WILL OFFER GREAT INDUCE
MENTS IN ALL
Fancy and Combination Dress Goods.
I would .'.ill special attention to my BLACK
CASHMERE at 75c. BLACK DRESS SILK at
s?i 50. A New Lot of BLACK HENRIETTA by
Steamer Tallahassee. These goods cannot bo
excelled in quality or price.
iieal Scotch Wool Underwear for Gentlemen.
Those goods are warranted not to Shrink.
A splendid assortment of DAMASK and SETB
will bo in in a few days.
THE VERY BEST
Pinnos Kid Cloves, in Black and Colored.
EVERY PAIR WARRANTED.
J. P. GERMAINE’S,
132 Broughton Street.
BTEAM LAU NDRY. ~
SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY,
131 Congress Street,
Does Laundry work of every description in
first class style and at shprt notice.
Work called for and delivered.
Customors are protected against loss by Are.
NEW HO TEL TOGN X
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Kewnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonrlllo, Fl*
WINTER AND SUMMER.
r rilE MOST central Hou.se in the city. Near
1 Tost Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Beil*
Baths, Etc. #X! 50 to per day.
.1 >HN B TQGNI, Pnqytotqa
DUB’S SCREVEN HOUSE.
FIMIIB POPULAR Hotel is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in tha
city j ami has boon remodeled and newly fur
nished. The propi ietor, who by recent pureh*so
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his gu* st. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of the
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford,
<; KC >< EH I Es.
GEO. Vv. TIEDEMAN^
Grocer, Provision Dealer k Cora'n Merchant,
NO. 161 BAY ST., SAVANNAH, GA.
O. DAVIS. M. A. DAVI3.
CL. DAVIS SON,
(Successors to Graham a llurbelj.)
Provisions, C>rnin anti Hay,
181 and 183 Bay St., cor. Jefferson,
Jas. E. Ghady. J.\o. C. DeLettr*.
Jab. E. GnADY, Jr.
GRADY, DeLETTRE & CO.,
Successors to Holcombe, Grady & Cos.,
TXTHOLESALE GROCERS, and dealers In
VV PROVISIONS, CORN, HAY, FEED, Etc.
Old Stand, corner Bay ami Aberooru streets,
< <)MMISSION MER( HAN’T*.
W. W. OORDON. F. I>. BLOODWORTH. BEIRNE QORDOH.
W. W. CORDON & CO.,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Cotton, Rice, Nival Stores,
112 BAY STREET, - - SAVANNAH, GA.
.JOHN K. OARNETT. THOMAS F. STUBBS. WM. N.TISON.
Garnett, Stubbs & Cos.,
94 BAY ST., SAVANNAH, GA.
Liberal advances made on consignments of
GEO. W. ALLEN,
CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE,
Nos. 165 and 165)4 Broughton Street,
SyVVAJSnSTAH: - GEORGIA.
ESTABLISHED 18% "
M. M. SULLIVAN,
Wholesale Fish and Oyster Dealer,
150 Bryan at. and 152 Bay lane. Savannah, Oa.
Fish orders for Cedar Keys received here have
l. a. McCarthy,
Successor to Chaa. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, GAS and STEAM FITTER,
Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA.
P. J. FALLON™
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
22 DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH.
ESTIMATES promptly furnished for building
of any class.
IRON PIPE! ‘
RUSTLESS IRON IM
EQUAL TO GALVANIZED PIPE, AT
MUCH LESS PRICE.
J. D. WEED & CO.
PAINTS AND OILS.
JOHN Gr. BUTLER;
WHITE LEADS, COLORS, OILS, GLASS,
\Y 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, ILAIR a,.d LAND PLASTER
6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia.
PO r rATOES.
500 BARRELS POTATOES
--FOR SALE BY
C. M. GILBERT & CO*