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TOM WOOLFOLK ON TRIAL
ONLY ONE JUROR OETAINED OUT
OP FOUR PANELS.
Fruitless Efforts by the Defense to
Secure a Postponement on Account
of the Absence of Witnesses—The
Public Not Admitted to the Court
Room in the Afternoon.
Macon, Ga. , I)er. s.—The trial of Thomas
G. Woolfolk for the murder of his father,
Richard F. Woolfotk, and eight other mem
bers of his family, on the morning of Aug.
6, was begun in Bibb Superior Court this
morning before Judge G. W. Gustin. The
case came up two weeks ago to-day, but
upon petition of counsel for the defense,
was postponed until to-day in order that
more time might be allowed in which to
procure witnesses. At the appointed hour
to-day Judge Gustin called the court to
order and sounded the case. So
licitor General Hardeman, and Messrs.
Hail and Guerry, counsel for
the State, wore present, together with C.
VV. Howard, brother of Mrs. It. F. Wool
folk, one of tire murdered nine. The pris
oner came into court ten minutes afterwards,
accompanied by Sheriff Westcott, J. C.
Rutherford *ud F. R. Walker, his counsel.
His manner was bold and detiant, his form
was erect and his head thrown slightly bock.
He faced the larg- crowd calmly, exhibiting
not the slightest trace of fear or nervous
ness. His countenance bom a serious, but
not sullen or unpleasant aspect. His face
was covered with a short beard, not having
been shaved since he was brought to court
on Nov. 21 last.
WANTED TO GET SHAVED.
In leaving jail this morning he asked
Sheriff Westcott to let him stop at a barber
shop and be shaved before coming to court,
but ns the hour for convening court was
already at hand, this privilege could not lie
granted. Woolfolk was attired in the
brown suit recently given him by Mr.
< lowan. his brother-in-law, of Hawkinsville.
He wore a good pair of shoes, a clean shirt
and collar, and a black necktie. The
reason Sheriff Westcott arrived at
the court house w'ith his prisoner
tea minutes after the opening
hour was due to an interesting incident,
which may or may not have a sensational
feature connected with it. Woolfolk s feet
have been shackled ever since he has been
confined in the Bibb eouuty jail. This pre
caution was deemed necessary for several
reasons. This morning when Sheriff West
<*ott entered Woolfolk’s cell and started to
unloosen his shackles he found that the locks
would not unfasten owing to the wards in
them being twisted, and it was necessary to
send for a blacksmith and have the shackles
Sheriff Westcott asked Woolfolk: “Tom,
what's the matter with these locks? Have
you been trying to uufasten them?”
“No, sir; I have not. I suppose they
must have got twisted by my walking
around so much. You know I have done
nothing else in my cell except walk, walk,
walk. I have not touched the locks, and
have attempted no monkey business with
It is probable that the locks got out of
oilier in the manner suggested by Wool
Judge Gustin instructed Clerk Adams to
call tiie regular summoned panels of jurors,
and us they answered to tiieir names the
Sheriff or his deputies numbered them.
About 200 jurors had been summoned in the
case. The case was called at 9:45 o’clock.
Judge Gustin called the ease as follows;
“Tlie .State vs. Thomas A. Woolfolk, mur
The solicitor for the State answered,
“Ready," as did Counsel Rutherford, of the
On the call of witnesses the following
were not present, all of whom live out of
the city: Dr. Foster. 8. 8. Pemington, Jack
Dubose, Alexander Bird and L. A. Shackle
ford. Coiuisel Rutherford stated that S. S.
Pemington, of LaGrange, was a very ma
terial witness, ami that without his pres
ence the defense was unwilling to go to
trial. The defense expected to prove by'
Mr. Pemington certain deadly threats that
had been made by parties against Cant.
Woolfolk shortly prior to the homicide. Mr.
Remington acknow!edged having received a
subpoena to be present as a witness, but
would not come unless he was furnished
money to defray his traveling expenses. Ou
Friday last Attorney Walker sent the
money to Mr. Pemington to come to Macon,
and it was reasonably expected that he
would be here this morning, and probably
he will come later.
Counsel Rutherford also stated that the
negro. Jack Dubose, was also absent, and
that he was a very material witness for the
def -nse and that efforts had been made to
apprehend him, but without success. Du
bose is the negro who was arrested
some time ago and lodged in the
Cherokee county jail, where he made a con
fession or statement in regard to the Wool
folk homicide in which it was stated that he
was standing iu the Woolfolk yard on the
fateful night and knew positively that Tom
Woolfolk did not commit the crime; that
after Tom Woolfolk jumped out of tlie win
dow the murderous blows were still being
heard in the house; that Sheriff Kitchings,
of Cherokee eouuty, was then in the court
house and he desired to put him on the
stand for the purpose of showing what Du
bose did confess to him in the jail.
Judge Gustin stated that he preferred
that the testimony be.given in the shape of
an affidavit and asked Counsel Rutherford
to write it out.
The court then adjourned until 12 o’clock.
THE PUBLIC RULED OUT.
Quite an animating scene was presented
at. the doors of the Superior Court room at
12 o’clock. When the recess was over and
the hour for reconvening was at hand, a
great crowd of jurors, witnesses and speo
fators thronged about the doors to obtain
entrance, but by order of the Judge none
were admitted save members of the bar,
representatives of the press, jurors and wit
nesses. Many' hundreds of citizens who had
oome to witness the proceedings were denied
admission, much to their disappointment.
Promptly at 12 o’clock Sheriff Westcott?
entered the court room with Woolfolk. The
attorneys and all others closely interested
in the case were present.
Dr. Fred Foster, of Madison, a witness
for the defense, who was not in attendance
at 9 o’clock, but had telegraphed that he
would be here during the day, reported
present, at noon.
Judge Gustin asked the defense if they
were now ready.
Counsel Rutherford stated that the affi
davits of Sheriff Kitchings, Attorney
Walker, and the motion for anew trial had
been taken down by tlie stenographer, but
he had not had time to write out nia notes,
but the stenographer could read the affida
vits from his notes.
To this suggestion the Solicitor General
Judge Gustin therefore discharged the
jurors and witnesses until 2:30 o’clock in
order to give the stenographer time to
write out his notes.
At 2:30 o’clock the court reconvened, and
several preliminaries were discussed. Coun
sel Rutherford moved for continual! e of
the ease, because of the absence of Mr. Rem
ington and Jack Dubose, two of the main
witnesses on which the defense relied.
Solicitor Hardeman opposed the motion.
Judge Gustin refused to grant the con
tinuance, and ordered the case to trial.
Woolfolk turned a shade paler at this an
nouncement. The indictment charging him
with the murder of his father, the lirst hill,
was then read, to which the prisoner re
sponded “Notguilty.” The work of selecting
a jury was then begun. At the hour of ad
journment, 6 o’clock, only one juror bad
been obtained, four panels having been ex
Lord Lyons Dead.
London, Dec. s.—Lord Lyons is dead.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
Two Ticket Thieves Arrested-The
High License Movement.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. s.—The police ar
rested here to-day Ford S. Perkins and M.
J. Detnedices, who are believed to be pro
fessional crooks and burglars. They were
offering for sale about $2,000 worth of
tickets which are believed to have been
stolen from the Auditors’ office of the Jack
sonville, Tampa and Key West railroad in
Jacksonville and carried to Orange City,
where they were stamped. The tickets are
from points in Florida to Chicago, Cincin
nati, St. Louis and other cities. In
searching the baggage of the men
scores of letters and clippings
from papers were found showing numerous
instances in which they had been arrested
for burglary, and also accounts of burgla
ries in w hich the names of the perpetrators
are not given. The records give them a
very unsavory reputation. They sold about
*IOO worth of tickets to scalpers here, and
while offering others for sale the scalpers
pointed them out td the police. Upon search
ing their clothes several sets of burglars’
tools were found.
The City Council had a lively business
meeting to-day. A lergtily ordinance was
introduced for the control of spirituous and
malt liquors. It proposes to re-strict, the sale
to certain limits, taking in the main business
streets, and zigzagging to let in the leading
hotels. It also propo es to retain the $1.500
license. It is ati ironclad ordinance, which
will probably see a rough time before its
Both parties were in conference to-night
on the subject of the municipal ticket. The
Antis have put out a ticket, but there is
still uncertainty what the Prohibitionists
At to-day’s session of the Council Senator
Brown and N. J. Hammond were defeated
for re-election to tlie Board of Education.
The following Supreme Court decisions
were handed down to-day:
Anderson vs. Faw; from Cobb. Dis
Henrv vs. H. D. McDaniel, Governor;
from Milton. Affirmed.
Maddox vs. Cross; from Milton. Affirmed.
Mays vs. Power, administrator; from
In the United States Court to-day Ben
jamin Christie applied for a habeas orpus.
He was put in jail, as he claims, illegally by
Clapt. Kennedy, of the United States army,
as a deserter. He says bo enlisted, but was
under age. The case will be heard to-mor
Ho Came to favannah, But Suddenly
Vanished From the Post Office.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 5. —The name of the
young German who has been fleecing cer
tain citizens of Augusta, as published in this
morning’s News, is George Homburg. Some
weeks ago a press dispatch from Washing
ton, D. C., warned the people of the South
that a young German was known to
lie traveling toward the coast who was
fraudulently representing himself as an
agent for the Agricultural Bureau at Wash
ington. To-day it transpires that the de
scription given in that dispatch coincides
exactly with tlie make-up of Homburg. The
latter left Augusta a week ago for
Savannah. Upon arriving there he
wired one of his Augusta dupes to
send him a check for S4O. Tlie friend for
warded tlie check, but afterward becoming
auspicious, he telegraphed the Savannah
postmaster to hold it. In due time Hom
burg appeared at the post office with a
Savannahiaii to identify him and demand
ed liis check. The postmaster told him that
while the money had arrived he could not
deliver it because of the telegram men
tioned. Homburg then turned to his friend
and said: “Wait here flften minutes on me,”
and vanished. He has not been seen or
heard of since. Besides the reward of $25
offered for him here it is likely that who
ever captures him will also reap a reward
from the government. Homburg’s trunk,
which he left behind him, has been opened
and found to contain numerous letters
which prove beyond a doubt that he is
a noted and accomplished confidence man.
A special dispatch from Edgefield an
nounces the death, early this morning, of J.
H. Ward law, a prominent member of the
Edgefield bar. lie was a son of Chancellor
Ward law, of ante-bellum fame, and had at
tained liis 40th year.
Cant. M. A. Markert, a prominent citizen
of Edgefield, was severely injured yesterday
by being thrown from his buggy and kicked
by a runawayhorse.
BASE BALL IN THE SOUTH.
A Meeting Held at Atlanta and Plans
Made for a League.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. s.—The Southern
Base Ball League held a meeting here to
day, resulting in nothing definite as to the
make-up of the league. A heated discus
sion grew out of the movement to put in
two clubs from New Orleans.
The members of the Southern League
now are New Orleans, Charleston, Mem
phis and Birmingham. The representatives
present were: J. T. Wilson, of Birming
ham; President Morris Kaufman, of New
Orleans; Jamas E. Powell, of Charleston;
Frank M. Iron, of Birmingham: and Ernest
T. Florence, of New Orleans, repre
senting by proxy the Memphis
club. Mr. Florence wanted two clubs from
New Orleans, to go into the league, and as
proxy of Memphis, advocated that idea.
Messrs. Kaufman and Brennon, representa
tives of New Orleans, opposed the two club
suggestiou on the ground that New Orleans
would not support both, and, liesides, as
their club owned the franchise of that city
they were entitled to represent it. It was
stated in the meeting that the new club from
New Orleans bad made an offer to take
$1,500 of stock in the Memphis club if
that club would favor letting them
in. As before stated nothing
definite was accomplished. Messrs. Kauf
man and Brennan left to-night for Chatta
nooga and Nashville in tlie interest of form
ing the league. It was decided that if At
lanta, Mobile, Chattanooga and Nashville
will go into the league New Orleans will
have but one club, and if one of these cities
fails to do so another club will tie admitted
from tlie Crescent Citv to make up the
league of eight clubs. Kirby 8. Tupper, of
Charleston, was elected Vice President of
the league, and Mr. Kaufman was elected
delegate to tlie meeting of the board of di
rectors of tbo national agreement at Cin
cinnati, Dec. 8.
Columbus, Ga., Dec. 5.—J. H. Hender
son, long time agent of tho Southern Ex
press Company, lias resigned to accept the
Superintendency of the Columbus street
This afternoon about 3 o’clock Mark Ben
son. a little white boy, was walking on tho
track of the Columbus and Western rail
road.uear the Swift Manufacturing Com
pany's mill, when he was knock and off by a
passenger train going out. The boy was on
the end of the crossties. The engine !>a-sod
him, but the steps of a coach threw him,
knocking out his front teeth and otherwise
bruising him, besides internally injuring
Webb’s Florida on Wheels.
Sanford, Fla., Dec. s.—Wanton S.
Webb’s Florida 011 Wheels arrived here
from Tavares at 1:45 o'clock this evening
and left for Titusville at 3:45 o’clock. The
car was visited by u large number of fieople
and all were delighted with the displays
and expressed themselves as well sat Idled
that it would be of great benefit to Florida.
Death of a Sanfordite.
Sanford, Ki.a., Dec. 5.— W. H. Fletcher,
an estimable citizen, died hero this morn
j Asa Xmas present for a lady or gentleman,
j is an assortment of Colgate’s unrivalled
l toilet soaps and perfumery.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1887.
‘ An Italian Tries to Stab a Contractor-
Jacksonville, Fla., Doc. s.—Tom
Costa, a yodng Italian, was arrested to day
for attempting to stab G. A. Ilackinstoe, a
railroad contractor. Backinstoe owed him
money, so Costa says, and his father vainly
endeavored to collect it. To-day, meeting
Backinstoe, the elder Costa dunned him,
and laid hold of the buggy wheel. Baokin
stoe laid the whip over the old man's head
and endeavored to drive him off, but young
Tom sprang like a cat into the wagon, and,
drawing a sheath-knife, endeavored to stab
him, hut the sheath was over the knife,
which he did not notice in bis Infuriated state.
They drove for a block in this position, a
huge crowd being drawn. A policeman
seized Costa an t dragged him off.
The political caldron still boils, t hough a
love-feast was held this evening. Number
less meetings were held to-day, but ail
efforts to unite seemed fruitless. At this
evening’s meeting all of the factions were
represented and a spirit of harmony pre
vailed. After many resolutions and
speeches pro and con, C. 11. Jones presented
a resolution, which was car ied, electing an
executive committee of fifteen to supervise
ti elections and providing for
votes to be sworn in when the names were
not on the registration list. Tliis commit
tee consists of S. B Hubbard, H. A. L'Engle.
T. E. MeMurray, J J. Holland, F. M. Rob
inson, 1). U. Fletcher, J. H. Shuman. C. H.
Dorsey, A. ft. Jones, P. McQuaid, Philip
Walter, S. Wiggins, B. H. Hopkins, J. C.
Kernan and L. I. Fleming, all representa
tive citizens. On motion it was resolved
that a committee of twenty-seven, three
from each of the nine wards, be selected to
present nominations for Mayor and Aider
men at the meeting to-morrow noon. The
ward delegations are to be composed of one
Republican, one Democrat and one Labor
representative. Is is thought ttiis will set
tle the entire question harmoniously.
At a called meeting of the City Coun
cil this afternoon an election for Dec.
18 was ordered. At a meeting last
night the Knights of Labor de
nou; ced the action of Supervisor of Regis
tration L'Engle in refusing to give a copy of
the registration list, and demanded his re
moval from office. The meeting also re
quested the approaching Methodist confer
ence to return Rev. S. D. Paine to Jackson
ville for another year.
THE NEW PRESIDENT OF FRANCE.
Public Record and Ancestry of the
From the Sew York World.
M. Marie Francois Sadi-Camot, who has
been elected by the National Congress at
Versailles to suceeed M. Jules Grevy as
President of the French republic, is con
siderably younger than any of his three
predecessors, having been bom in 1837 at
Limoges. The son and grandson of most
distinguished Republican statesmen, be was
brought up as a civil engineer, and gradu
ated with the highest honors at the Ecole
Polytechnique in 1857, and subsequently
at the famous Ecole des Fonts et Cbaussees
in 1803. After having acted as govern
ment engineer in several provincial dis
tricts, lie was in 1871 appointed Prefect of
the Seine Department, which includes tlie
civil governorship of Paris and its suburbs,
and took a prominent part in organizing
the national defense against the German
invaders. A few months later he was
elected by the Cote d’Or district to repre
sent them in the National Assembly, and
after taking his seat became tho organizing
Secretary of the Republican Left party in
the Chamber. In 1878 he was elected by
the inhabitants ofJ.be district of Beaune to
represent their interests in Parliament.
In 1878 he was appointed Under Sec
retary of State for the Ministry of Public
Works. In 1880 he became Minister of the
samo department in the Cabinet of
M. Jules Ferry. On the resigna
tion of the latter in 1885 he was
reappointed to the same Ministry in M.
Henri Brissou’s Cabinet, and on the resig
nation of M. Clainargerau a few months
later ho succeeded him as Minister of
Finance, an office which he likewise held in
the Goblet Ministry. He is what may be
termed a moderate Republican of the Ferry
and Freycinet type, whose training as
an engineer and a political economist
fits him in a quite particular manner for the
high office to which he has been elected.
His nomination cannot fail to inspire confi
dence both at home and abroad, as it is uni
versally felt that he will not sanction any
measure lightly and without duly weighing
the consequences, and that he will exercise
a moderating influence on the projects of
premature reform proposed by light-headed
iu ilif ii *i u tic
B sides being one of the foremost civil
engineers of France, M. Sadi-Carnot is a
distinguished political economist and a
fervent admirer of the late John Stuart
Mill, of whw works he has published a
French translation. His skill in dealing
with intricate questions of national linance
resulted in his being repeatedly elected
member of the Parliamentary Budget Com
The new President of the republic is one
of the few French statesmen of the present
day whose past history is absolutely unim
peachable, and whose political and'private
character is untarnished by any kind of
blemish. The most striking proof thereof
was given in the Wilson-Drevfus scandal,
when M. Sadi-Caruot, notwithstanding all
the pressure brought to bear on him by
President Grevy and his son-in
law, absolutely declined to give
his sanction as Minister of Finance
to the illegal repayment by the
National Treasury of certain dues which
had been paid by him to M. Dreyfus
Rather than give way he preferred to incur
the bitter enmity of the Elysee, which re
sulted in his being forced to withdraw from
the Cabinet a few weeks later and to make
way for a less conscientious Minister of
Finance. In electing M. Sadi-Caruot to the
Presidency of the republic, the Senators
and Deputies undoubtedly remembered this
rare instance of official integrity aud deter
mined to give anew demonstration to the
ancient axiom that honesty is, after all, the
His wife, who is a charming and most
talented woman, is the daughter of the late
M. Dupont-White, the distinguished polit
ical economist and French prototype of
John Stuart Mill. Mine Sadi-Carnot is one
of the best road women in France, is an ex
cellent linguist, dresses in perfect taste,
aud, although elegant, is exceedingly quiet
and unassuming. She has four daughters,
of whom two are married
and have children, and one boy, a
bright, English-looking lad of about
17. it is safe to predict that under the re
fined and courteous regime of Mine. Carnot
the atmosphere of the Palace of the Elysee,
which during President (irevy’s period of
power degenerated into a kind of
stock exchange, will undergo a coiuidenßile
change for the better
The new President himself is a very silent
man, of grave demeanor, a rather long face
and a pronounced aquiline nose. Although
his stature is not above tiio average height,
his figure is well set together.
His father, who was Minister of Public
Instruction in the Republican government
of IS4S, and who, together with Gen.
Cavaignac, refused to take the oath of
allegiance to Napoleon 111. in 1851, was one
of the most popular statesmen and dis
tinguishod scientists and authors in France.
The name of the new President’s grand
father also figures prominently in French
history as one of the loading members of
the convention in the great revolution of
Tennessee Prompt Pay.
Memphis, Dec. 5. —Gov. Robert L. Tay
lor, Comptroller P. P. Pickard aud Assist
ant Treasurer Mauz F. House are in the
city and authorize the statement that the
January interest on the State debt of Ten
nessee will lie promptly paid at maturity.
Death at 94 Years,
Chakijsston, S. C., Pe<\ 5 -John S.
Bird diisl here to-day, aged IM. He was for
many yean n prosperous merchant.
BLILFUL SURGICAL OPERATION.
Removing the Main Facial Nerves to
Cure Acute Neuralgia in the Face.
From the Sew York Sun.
Boston, Dec. 2.—An interesting surgical
operation was successfully performed before
the students of the Harvard Medical School
at. the Massachusetts Genera 1 Hospital on
the last operating day. Dr. Porter, of this
city, who is one of the most skilful surgeons
in the country, performed the operation.
The patient was a man of 50 or 80 years of
age, who had been suffering for many years
from neuralgic pains in the side of the face.
He went to the hospital to seek relief at any
cost. It was decided that the only remedy
wrsthe removal of the diseased nerves from
the face. Ho willingly submitted to the
operation. He was etherized on tho operation,
table and rolled! into the surgical amphi
theatre, before th s students, when the oper-
The facial nerve which was to lie re
moved rises from the brain, coming out
through the front of the skull, and, extend
ing down under the eye and parallel to the
nose, branches out over the whole cheek,
the principal part of the nerve running
through the centre of the cheek. Dr. Por
ter made an incision at theaugleof the jaw,
or where it hinges to the skull, the jawbone
being laid bare. The bone over the menal
foramen (the groove in which the nerve
lies) was trepanned, or drilled away, the
nerve being exposed to view. Tlie Doctor
then caught hold of the diseased nerve, and,
by a slight exertion, pulled it out of the
foramen. Next an incision was mode un
derneath the eye, laying bare the nerve,
which was also pulled out, or ns much of it
as the Doctor could get at. A similar
operation was performed just over the eve.
In this way the greater part of the nerves
of the face, which had caused the patient
so much pain, were removed. There was a
free flow of blood, but this was stopped by
ligating the arteries.
The operation lasted fully an hour, and
resulted in a most satisfactory manner. The
whole network of nerves in the cheek was
not destroyed, and that would be well nigh
impossible, but the main diseased parts
were removed, so that the patient will prob
ably never again experience the excruci
ating torture of acute neuralgia in that spot,
although he will not have tiie same control
of that side of his face.
A GIFT FOR THE POPE.
To Be Presented With a Magnificent
Work of Art.
From the Sew York Time*.
Baltimore, Dec. 3.-—The Redemptorist
Fathers of the Province of Baltimore have
had prepared for presentation to the Pop?
upon the occasion of his golden jubilee a
combination writing desk and bookcase. It
is a magnificent work of art, being a pictorial
history, carved in wood, of the Catholic
Church in America, and is one of the finest
pieces of workmanship ever turned out in
this country. The woods used in its forma
tion include boxwood, sycamore, cedar,
maple, mahogany, walnut, the butternut
tree and oak. The article is 11 feet high and
4 feet wide, and is embellished with carved
representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
St. Alphonsus. St. Joachim, St. Leo, St.
Thomas and Pope Leo. Ou the left wall of
the base, or the writing desk, is a represen
tation of the landing of Columbus. He is
shown, surrounded by his followers, planting
the cross in the newly found country. The
Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria are in the dis
tance on tne ocean, and a boat filled with
the discoverers is lieing pulled toward the
shore. In the clouds appears the Virgin
Mary, surrounded by angels, bestowing her
blessing ujion the safely harbored voyagers.
The left wall is adorned with a carving
representative of the landing of the first Re
demptorists at New York, who came from
the Old World 340 years after Columbus, to
lalxir for the cross he had planted. St. Al
phonsua is seen in the heavens bestowing his
blessing upon the new arrivals. On the back
of the bookcase there is a rich carving of
Pope Leo in full pontifical robes, with ex
tended hands blessing the members of all
the various religious orders, and their work
of propagating the faith. Beneath this are
the coat of arms of the German empire and
Spain, reminding the beholder of the im
portant part taken by the Pope as mediator
between these two countries in their dispute
over the Caroline islands. The manufacture
of this article was liegun last April. It will
be shipped to Rome ou Dec. 10.
A DONATION OF $10,000,000.
Baron Hirsch’s Magnificent Gift to His
Co-Religionists in Russia.
Pram the Sew York World.
London, Dec. 2.— The Pesther Lloyd re
cently announced that Baron Hirsch had
given $20,000,000 to be distributed among
the Hebrew communities of Europe and
Hebrew charities in proportion correspond
ing to their necessities. This news was con
tradicted, and, in point of fact, in this form
it was inaccurate? Tho true version is the
following: About three months ago, some
days before the departure for Copenh :gen
of the Emperor of Russia, Baron Hirsch
sent a letter to the Czar in which he offered
the sum of $10,000,000 to found in Russia
primary schools for Hebrews and $200,000 to
be at the disposal of the Czar for works of
charity. The Czar wrote a note on the
letter, and requested the Russian Minister
of the Interior to report verbally upon it
on his return to Russia The offer thus
remained a dead letter for three months.
During this time those who knew of it
asked if Baron Hirsch, justly offended by
this delay, would not withdraw his promise,
and if such delay did not expose this great
and generous idea to the risk of not being
realized. Tlie.se Lears are now at an end.
On the return of the Czar he received the
verbal report of his M iaister of the Interior
on the subject, and signed his acceptance of
the gift. The $10,000,000 are to be paid
into tlie Bank of England, and Baron Roths
child and Baron De Worms, who were ap
pointed trustees, and who will be replaced
in ease of death, will receive the interest of
tlie sum so deposited. It is estimated that,
with its annual interest of about $500,000,
it will lie possible to open 1,000 schools, re
ceiving 50,000 children who will thus be
rescued from ignorance and bad example.
Never has such a munificent gift been made
by a rich man in his lifetime to the desti
OVER IN CHARLESTON.
The Day’s Doings in South Carolina’s
There were thirty-five deaths in Charles
ton last week—sixteen of whites and nine
teen of colored.
Tho depositors in the defunct Freedman’s
Bank are still bringing in their books to
thoir lawyers. The Sews and Courier says
that there is a prospect that the House of
Representatives at Washington will, at the
coming session of Congress, agree to the
amendment, which Ims already passed the
Senate, and which provides for the atipro
priatiou of about $1,000,000 for the relief of
the depositors. About 62 per cent, of the
indebtedness of the bank has already been
paid iu installments. The first installment
was paid in November, 1875; the second in
March, 1878; the thin! in September. 1880;
the fourth in June, 1882, and the final divi
dend in 1883. The amount of these divi
dends aggregated 82 per cent.'of tlie whole
amount due. There is still owing to the
depositors a balance of 38 per cent., which
will be fully covered by the appropriation
provided for by the Senate bill. All the
depositors are having their balances due
verified iu order that they will be in posi •
tion to make their claim in proper form
when the golden shower comes down.
An Insurance Company Fails.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 5.—A special
to tho .advertiser from Birmingham says;
“A receiver was to-day appointed for the
Royal Insurance Company. The bill was
filed in the Chancery Court by W\ C. Stew
art and J. T. Ross, stockholders, who allege
that tiie liabilities of the company are $13.,-
320. The real assets are 3,000 and the nomi
nal assets $90,498. George Eustis was ap
pointed receiver under a bond of $50,000,
The company was organized oighteen
I 1 Special indications for Georgia:
I FAIR I Colder, fair weather, followed by
I Might rains, fresh to brisk northeast
‘ erly winds.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Dec. 6 1887, and the mean of same day for
Mxxx Timufrature from the Departure
for 15 years; Dec. 5, ‘B7, -1-or Jan. 1,1887.
MO ~ 63 0 -G 9.0 - 600.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mean Dtp,y ' Amount "^ ire
Amount for for kino*
16 Years. Dec. 5. *B7. | . _ M £ n _
?2 .00 I— .12 | —18.72
Maximum temperature 7!, minimum tom
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was ti 0 feet—no change during the past
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Dec. 5, 9:36 p. city time.
j Temperature, j
Velocity. P I
Portland . 86j W .. .02 Cloudy.
Boston 36 W Clear.
Block Island 86. N Clear.
New York city ... 88 NW Clear.
Philadelphia 3*;NW Clear.
Detroit 30 W Clear.
Fort Buford. 6 NW Clear.
St. Vincent ! •>, N Cloudy.
Washington city.. 38j N Clear.
Norfolk -If N 8.. . Clear.
Charlotte 41 N E “....Clear.
Titusville 60 N E Clear.
Wilmington 50! N 6 Clear.
Charleston 58 N 8 ... Clear.
Augusta 54 N E : 8 .... Clear.
Savannah 60|NW| 6 Clear.
Jacksonville 64; Fair.
Cedar Keys 62 W 6 Fair.
Key West 70' N 10; [Clear.
Atlanta 42 NW 8.. J Clear.
Pensacola 58; N Clear.
Mobile... 51| N 8 Clear.
Montgomery ... 50| N Clear.
Vicksburg 42 E .. .. iClear.
New Orleans 58|N E Clear.
Shreveport 46 E ..; Clear.
Fort Smith 40S Ej..| Clear.
Galveston 62 NE,.. .01 Cloudy.
Corpus Christ! 52 N 11 .02 Cloudy.
Palestine. 50 N J B—'Clear.
Brownesville. 58 NW].. Cloudy.
RioGrande 60| N j.. |— Fair.
Knoxville 48 N E .. Clear.
Memphis 86 N E . Clear.
Nashville 36 N E .. Clear.
Indianapolis 82 8W . .. clear.
Cincinnati 31 i Clear.
Pittsburg 31 NW (’ter.
Buffalo 32l W cMh
Cleveland 30 S W Clear.
Marquette 18 NW Clear.
Chicago 32 SW Clear.
Duluth 14 8 W Clear.
St. Paul 18; Clear.
Davenport 84 SW Clear.
Cairo 36 NW Clear.
St. Louis 36 S Clear.
Leavenworth... . 36 S Clear.
Omaha 88 8 Clear.
Yankton SO 1 N Clear.
Bismarck* 6NE Clear.
Dead wood 24 SIV Clear.
Cheyenne 26, NW Clear.
North Platte 26 S E Clear.
Dodge City 86 S E ..... Clear.
Santa Fe 281 1. .. Clear.
T* denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
EDWARD LOVELL i SONS,
Breech Loading Guns.
Brass and Paper Shells.
Hunting Coats, etc.
SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY^
131 Congress Street,
Does Laundry work of every description in
first class style and at short notice.
Work called for and delivered.
Customers are protected against loss by fire.
>PK< lAli NOTICES.
NOTICE TO CITIZENS.
City of Savannah, I
Office Clerk of Council, Dec. 5,1887. f
The attention of the Mayor has lieen called to
the unsightly condition of some of the streets,
squares and lanes where loose paper and rubbish
are swept or put into the same.
Clean paper ami rubbish should not be put
loose into the streets or lanes in boxes or other
wise Only garbage and ordinary sweepings
should be so placed, as paper is frequently
blown away before the scavenger can take
charge of it. Such rubbish should be kept in
side in boxes or hags, and the scavenger noti
fied when to call for it.
The following ordinance la published for in
formation, and the police force is instructed to
enforce it strictly. By order of the
Frank E. Rebarek, Clerk of Council.
An ordinance to amend article LX. of the Sa
vannah City Code, adopted Feb. 16, 1870, so as
to require ail occupants of houses, merchants,
Hhopkeejiers, grocers and tradesmen occupying
premises to which no ya. ds are attached to
keep within their premises a box or barrel of
sufficient size, in which shall be deposited all
offal, filth, rubbish, dirt and other matter gen
erated in said premises, or to put such box or
barrel in the streets or lanes under conditions
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the city of Savannah in Council
assembled, and it is hereby ordained by the au
thority of the same. That section li of said arti
cle be amended so as to read as follows: The
owners, tenants or occupiers of houses having
yards or enclosures, and all occupants of houses,
all merchants, saopkecpers, grocers and trades
men occupying premises to which no yards are
attached shall keep within their yards' or premi
ses a box or barrel of sufficient size, in which
shall be deposited all the offa!. filth, rubbish,
dirt and other matter generated in said building
and inclosure, and the said filth of every de
scription as aforesaid shall be placed in said
box or barrel, from the first day of April to the
first day of November, liefore the hour of 7
o'clock a. m., and from the first day of Novem
ber (inclusive) to the last day of March (inclu
sive! before the hour of 8 o'clock a. m„ and such
matter so placed shall be daily removed (Sun
days excepted) by tlie Superintendent, to such
places two miles at least without the city ns
shall lx* designated by the Mayor or a majority
of the Street and Lane Committee. And it
shall be unlawful for any occupant of a house,
merchant, shopkeeper, grocer or t radesmau to
sweep into or to deposit in auy street or lane of
this city any paper, trash, or rubbish of any
kwtd whatsoever, but tlie same shall lie kept in
boxes or barrels as hereinbefore provided, for
removal by the scavenger of tlie city Any
person not having a yard may put the box or
tiarrei containing the offal, rubbish, etc., in the
street or lane for removal by the scavenger,
provided the box or barrel so put in the street
or lane shall be of such character and size as to
securely keep the offal, rubbish, etc., from get
ting into the street or lane. And any person
other than the owner or scavenger interfering
with or troubling the box or barrel so put in
the street or lam- shall lie punished on convic
tion thereof in the Police Court by fine not ex
ceeding 5100 or imprisonment not exceeding
thirty days, either or both in tbe discretion of
officer presiding In said court.
Ordinance passed in Council .Tune !st, 1887.
RUFUS F:. LESTER, Mayor.
Attest: Fran* RicHesm, Cic-k of Council.
LEVY.—The family and friends of the late
8. Y atf.s Levy are invited to attend his funeral
from the residence of Ah's. Octavus Cohen, La
fayette Square, at 3:30 o’clock THIS AFTER
SIMPSON.—Died, in this city on Sunday night.
December 4tb, John C. Simpson, President of
Society of the Bonds of Love.
SAVANNAH’ LODGE NO. 11 S3, K. OF H.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will be held
THIS EVENING at 8 o’clock, at No. 131 y, C’barl
ton street. A full attendance Is desired.
M. J. EPSTEIN, Dictator.
L. W. Landershine, Reporter.
GERMAN AMERICAN MUTUAL LOAN
AND B 1 ILDINU ASSOCIATION.
The fifteenth (15th) regular monthly meeting
of this Association will be held at the office of
the Secretary, 107 Bay street, THIS (Tuesday)
EVENING at 7:80 o'clock.
JOHN SCHWARZ, President.
S. L Lazarox, Secretary.
PLANTERS' RICE MILL COMPANY.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the
Planters’ Rice Mill Company will be held on
FRIDAY*, the 9th Inst., at 12 o'clock, at the
office of the Treasurer.
GEO. J. MILLS. Treasurer.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Kotices" will be charijed $1 00 a Square each
One hundred barrels of Phenix, Ben Davis,
20 oz. Pippins, Falla Water and Baldwins.
FRESH KILLED TURKEY’S
For sale at L. PUTZEL'S.
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
British steamship TIMOR, whereof Hodgson
is Master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by thecrew.
A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees.
DIVIDEND NO. 50.
Augusta and Savannah Railroad,
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 5, 1887. f
On and after THIS DATE a dividend of three
dollars and a half per share will be paid to the
Stockholders of the Augusta and Savannah
Railroad, at the Banking House of Charles H.
Olmstead & Cos., between the hours of 10 a. m.
and 1 p. M. W. S. LAWTON,
EPISCOPAL ORPHANS’ HOYIE
BAZAR OF ALL NATIONS, WILL OPEN AT
CATHOLIC LIBRARY HALL,
TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6th.
Those who have contributed merchandise and
not sent to the comer of Bull and Harris streets
before TUESDAY will please send all contri
butions to the hall on Tuesday by 10 a. m.
STATE \ND COUNTY TAXES IMS?.
Office Collector State and County Taxes, )
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 Specific Tax on Professions; also, the
POLL TAX for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES,
on aU MALE RESIDENTS of the City and Coun
ty, between the ages of twenty-one and sixty
Office at the Court House. Hours from 9 a.
a. to 2 p. m. JAS. J. McGOWAN,
Tax Collector C. C.
Office of Commissioners and fx-Officio 1
Judges Chatham County. Georgia, \
Savannah, Ga., Deo. 3, 1887. )
Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly
of the State of ( Jeorgia, approved October 24,
1887, an election will lie held at the Court House
in the Citv of Savannah, on the FIRST SATUR
DAY IN JANUARY, ISBB, being the 7th day of
said month, in like manner as election forofii
cers of the State. And those only shall lie en
titled to vote who arc Qualified to vote at any
election for members or the General Assembly.
The ballots cast at said election shall be
printed or written, and in words as follows: “In
favor of the municipal authorities vesting a
portion of the Old Cemetery in the County au
thorities as a site for a Court House, YES. or
against the municipal authorities vesting a por
tion of the Old Ceme.ery in the County authori
ties as a site for a Court House, NO. 11
The polls will be opened at 7 o'clock a. m., and
closed at ti o’clock p. m., and the Sheriff, with
two deputies, will be in attendance to preserve
order ROBT. I). WALKER, C\ C. C.
WM. S. LAWTON. C. C. C.
C. C. CASEY, C. C. C.
J. H. ESTILL. C. C C.
C. H. DORSETT. C. C. C.
Attest: Jno. R. Dillon, Clerk C. C. C.
Office Com. and ex-Officio Ji-dger, )
Chatham Cos., Ga., v
Savannah. Nov. 28. 1887. |
An election will be held at tbe Court House,
in the City of Savannah, under the superintend
ence required by law, on TUESDAY, Dec. 20,
1887, between the hours of 7 o’clock a. m. ami 6
o'clock p. m., for a Clerk of Superior Court,
Chatham County, to fill the unexpired term of
Barnard E. Bee, deceased. The Sheriff of Chat
ham County, with one deputy, will be present
to preserve order.
ROBERT D. WALKER. C. C. C.
WM. S. LAWTON. C. C. C.
C. C. CASEY, C. C. C.
J. H. FIST ILL, C. C. C.
C. F. DOKSETT, C. C. C.
Attest : John R. Dillon, Clerk C. C. C.
EJECTION FOB DIRECTORS.
Centsai. Railroad and Banking Cd. of Ga., )
Savannah, Ga., Dec. Ist, 1887. )'
An election for Thirteen Directors to manage
the affairs of this Company for the ensuing
year will be held at the Banking House, in Sa
vannah, MONDAY, the SECOND day of JANU
ARY, 1888, between the hours of It) o'clock a,
m., ami 2 o'clock p. m. Stockholders and their
families will be passed free over the Company s
road to attend the election from the 31st De
cember to 2nd January inclusive, and be passed
free returning from the 2nd to .itli of January
inclusive, on presentation of their stock certifi
cates to the conductors.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM. Cashier.
ELMER'S LIFER CORRECTOR. ~~
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. F'or 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. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
E. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
A Ik Gf Fine Cigars Free!
A BOX of iT Choice •‘Havanas" (< ’uban hanrl
im. made) FREE postpaid to every new sub
scriber, remitting for subscript ion for 1888 l*-
fore January lit. SEND IN YOURS AT ONCE.
The Daily Evening Call.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE 55 PER ANNUM,
STRICTLY IN ADVANCE.
Remit by post office money order, registered
let ter or draft on the "John White Bank" of this
city. GEO. EUGENE BRYSON, Manager,
Key West, Fla.
paper in which you read this ad
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7 and 8.
R. D. McLEAN,
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WEDNESDAY EVENING, the great Romautio
THURSDAY EVENING, Grand Double Bill.
PYGMALION AND GALATEA
“And Two Scenes from RICHARD HI.
Seats on sale at Davis Bros.’ Dec. 5.
Next Attraction—Evangeline, Dec 9 and 10.
A. S. COHEN.
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114 JOHN STREET, NEW YORK.
Genuine Trinidad Asphalt
This Pavement has been thor
oughly tested in actual ser
vice and is found to possess
the following points of su
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2d. Durability; the company guarantees it
for a period of years.
3d. Almost noiseless under traffic.
4th. The cleanest pavement made.
sth. A perfect sanitary pavement. Being im
pervious to water and filth, it cannot exhale in
6th. Easily and perfectly repaired when opened
to lav pipes, etc.
7th. Saves wear and tear of horses and
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haul over it than any other pavement.
9th. It enhances the value of abutting prop
erty more than any other pavement.
tilth. It is therefore, ail things considered, the
best and most economical pavement that can be
laid on any street, whether the traffic is light or
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
ONE HUNDRED BOXES
Choice Bright Wrapped Oranges
TO ARRIVE THIS MORNING.
WE ALWAYS SELL AT BOTTOM PRICES
A. EHRLICH &BRO.,
157 BAY STREET.
75 boxes NUMBER 2 HAMS.
15 barrels LOINS.
20 barrels PICKLED SHOULDERS.
50 boxes SHOULDER ROLLS.
10 barrels SMOKED S. C. SHOULDERS.
ALL AT LOW PRICES TO CLOSE CON
A. EHRLICH & BRO.,
157 BA 5 ST REET.
FRESH ARRIVAL OF SELECTED
Onions, Turnips, Grapes; Pears,
HAY, GRAIN AND FEED, BLACK-EYE PEAS,
Special prices on large lots of Grain and Hay.
109 BAY STREET,
W. D. SIMKINS & CO
TO OWNERS OF VALUABLE DOGS.
pHAPEAU'S DISTEMPER POWDERS is the
V only reliable guaranteed cure for this fatal
disease which is prevailing to an alarming ex
tent at this season of the year. Sure cut*
effected, or money refunded, Apply to
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Room 7, Kelly's Bundin''