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AUGUSTA AND THE RIVER
THE CONVENTION TO BE HELD ON
Congressman Barnes Speaks Hope
fully of the Possibilities of Success
In Securing Needed Appropriations
from Congress—The Canvass for Sub
scriptions to the Proposed Exposi
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 38.—A Rousing meet
ing of prominent citizens was held at the
Cotton Exchange building this morning for
the purpose of agitating the question of
improving the Savannah river. Congress
man Barnes addressed the meeting, pledg
ing his aid and support in Congress, and
declaring that this was not a local but a
national issue. Other prominent gentlemen
spoke. A resolution calling upon all inter
ested inhabitants of the Savannah valley
together with the citizens of Augusta and
Savannah, to meet in convention in this
city Jan. 35 next, in furtherance of the
scheme, was unanimously adopted, and a
committee of five was appointed to go
among and inform the people contiguous to
the Savannah river of the jwoposed conven
tion. Congressman Barnes is confident*that
governmental aid will be forthcoming, if
the matter is properly engineered.
A meet'ng of the Exposition Canvassing
Committee was held to-dav. at which it was
decided to again canvass the city for addi
tional subscriptions and to collect 10 per
cent, of all subscriptions already pledged.
J. P. McNally, who was shot in a pistol
duel with Uis brother-in-law, Charley Cal
vin, last evening, is still alive, but there is
no hope for him.
Miss Mary Sibley, eldest daughter of
Josiah Sibley, was married to A. S. J. Gard
ner, Esq., to-night. Both are rich and
prominent in society.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
A Quarrel in Court Ends in a Man
Be'ng Shot Twice.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 28.— At Dallas,
Paulding county, yesterday, Col. Charles
D. Phillips, a prominent lawyer of Marietta,
brother of Gen. William Phillips, in the ar
gument of a case before the Ordinary, of
fended John Bullock, who was interested
in the case. After the argument, w hen
Phillips left the building, Bullock assaulted
hijn, firing three shots at him with a pistol.
Two of the shots took effect, one in each
arm. The wounds are not dangerous.
Phillips was brought here from Dallas this
afternoon, and carried to his home at Ma
Application waj received by the Secre
tary of State to-day for a charter for the
Cumberland Vil e\ and Unaka railroad to
run fifteen <*-:>es In Rabun county to the
South Carolina line to connect with a road
of thesam * nani vhre. The corporators
are G. B. C- * A.,:. W r . H, Case, of Knox
ville, Ten i* , *.i-! Adolph Montandon. The
capital stoev. is s6C'*,(joC, all of which waf
taken by the.o jfeat; <atoi
The Adjutant O i .erai has ordered an
election av >. .ylor's Creek, Liberty county,
Jan. 19, fo.- of,-*- .n of tne Liberty Guards
to fill the va ancy caused by the death of
The tax receipts to date are $764,409,
against $569,064 at the same date last year.
CHAPTERS FROM COLUMBCTS.
An Exposition o Be Held—Surveying
the Bn ona Vista Branch.
Columbus, Ga., Dec 38.— At a meeting
of the City Council to-night a resolution
was adopted to arrange for an exposition of
the resources of Columbus and the Chatta
hoochee valley in this city next fall.
H. N. Ward, au engineer on the Georgia
Midland railroad, was struck in the face by
• Roman candle ball Monday night and his
right cheek was fearfully’ burned. It is
feared that he will lose his right, eye.
The engineering corps, engag 'd in lo
cating the line for "" the Buena
Vista extension, left the South
western railroad track yesterday at
the 4-mile poet. It is likely that several
lines will be run before the route is deter
Over $OOO has been subscribed by the
Israelites of this city for the B’nai Brith
Orphan Home to be erected in Atlanta.
John Hall (colored) a driver for Moore
& Bates, received a painful
injury in a pecub ,• manner last night. The
wagon was standing in front of the store
and the driver was on the sidewalk, when a
small boy came along and fired a large Are
cracker. Ti e horse ran away and in his ef
forts to hold the anira al Half’s hands were
lacerated by the reins. Physieiaus had to
sew them up.
The City Council met to-night to award
the city contracts for the ensuing year.
At a’meeting of the Board of Directors of
the Georgia Midland railroad to-day, J. W.
Woolfolk, of Montgomery, resigned, and J.
E. Grannis, of New York, was elected to
fill the vacancy.
Thieves Try to Get Into a Dressing-
Room During a Ball.
Albany, Ga., Dec. 28.—Three attempts
were made by burglars to break into the
ladies’ dre&sing-room, where costly wraps
and other articles of value were stored, dur
ing the progress of the S. A. E. hop a night
or two ago. The woman in charge was
placed by the ladies : s a sentinel upon the
back steps leading into the room, Beeing
some men stealing toward the stairs iu the
darkness, she uttered several shrill shrieks,
whereupon they fled. Last season the
dressing-room was entered and a uumber of
valuable articles abstracted.
The down passenger train on the Bruns
wick and Western railroad Monday morn
ing ran over a broken rail. Three oars
were thrown from the track, but no one
was injured. W. E. McGill, the Southern
Express messenger, was thrown upon a hot
stove in the express car, but was more
frightened than hurt.
A large sale of property was consummat
ed here to-day. Morris Mayer purchased
from Samuel Mayer his dwelling house, as
well as the large three-storied brick business
house upon the corner of Broad and Wash
ington streets, known as Mayer’s comer.
This is one of the best mercantile stands in
the city, nnd is at present 1 easts 1 by Lainar,
Rankin & Lamar, who haue a branch of
their drug business here. The third story
is occupied by the Albany Masouic Lodge.
ON TO PORT ROYAL.
Money Raised for the Knoxville, Caro
lina and Western.
Knoxville, Dec. 38.—A special to the
Tribune from Greenville, S. C., says that
Greenville county,, by over 2,000 majority,
to-day voted a subscription of $200,000 to
the stock of the Knoxville, Carolina and
Western railroad This subscription, with
$400,00) previously subscribed by Knox and
Sevier counties, in Tennessee ami Haywood
aud Transylvania counties, iu North Caro
lina, completes the sum required to finish
the road from Knoxville to Port Royal.
Work is now in progress, and tho road "will
be completed in eighteen months.
Pensacola, Fla., Deq. 38.—Miss Es
tella Moreno, a descendant of one of the old
Spanish families of this city, and a type of
creole beauty and loveliness, was this even
ing wedded to R. W. Bublette, ticket ogtuit
of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
They left to-night, on an extensive bridal
William Hicks, the negro who killed
Joseph McMillan m this county on Christ
mas morning at Molino, came in town to
day and surrendered himself to the
authorities. He is now lodged in tho
Brcambia county jail awaiting his trial.
ROBBED AT BAXLEY.
A Sewing Machine Agent Falls In
With Three Highwaymen.
Baxley, Ga., Dec. 28.—Last nightC. W.
Dedge. agent for the Singer Sewing Ma
chine Company here, was attacked by two
men and robbed of $250. He had collected
the money during the day tor the company.
Mr. Dedge says that early in the evening he
sent a note by a negro barber here to J. W.
Tippett, a party against whom he had a bill
for collection,'telling Mr. Tippett that he
would be round after night, with the bill for
collection. He went to Mr. Tippett’s, and
was on bis way back about 8 o’clock, and
was passing along a lonely spot,, when be
was seized by two men and relieved of his
purse in shorter time than it takes to tell it.
Mr. Dedge fired at them three times with
his pistol as they ran off, but to no effect.
A NEW RAILROAD.
The Citizens of F atonton Enthusiastic
Over the Bcheme.
Eatontox, Ga., Dec. 28.—C01. George T.
Fry, of Atlanta, addressed a large and en
thusiastic meeting of the citizens of Putnam
county at the court house yesterday in the
interest of the Atlantic and Sheffield rail
road. The people are worked up for this out
let to the West and the coast. One hundred
thousand dollars is required of Putnam,
and of this amount $40,000 was subscribed
in two hours. There is no doubt this county
will make out her quota. Committees were
appointed to thoroughly canvass the county,
and tiie feeling is hearty and earnest. If
ti e building of the road depends upon the
raising of the above amount on the part of
the county, it is an assured thing,
He 'Wants to Show the Floridians
What He Can Do.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 38.—John
Teenier, the present holder of the single
scull American championship medal, ar
rived here to-day. He will remain several
days, and then join Ham and McKay at
Charlotte Harbor, Southwest Florida, where
the January races are to come off. Teenier
is in flue shape, and say* he would like to
get up a grand match Lero this season. He
claims that he holds the Police Gazette
world’s champion medal, and to-night, he
gave the local papers here the following
challenge o :
1. Open to any single scull oarsman for
SI,OOO a side for the world’s championship.
2. He and Ham challenge any two oars
men for the world’s double scull champion
ship for the same >ura.
His idea was to have the races take place
in Florida waters either on the inland lakes,
the St. John's river or on the gulf, and the
sooner the better.
IOWA’S TRAVELING MiN.
A Big Parade and Banquet In Their
Honor at Davenport.
Davenport, la., Dec. 28.—The mercury
marked 12' below zero this morning. There
was a strong wind from the west and snow
drifts from the street were three feet high
in places. Despite these obstacles the parade
of the lowa Traveling Men’s Protective As
sociation was a marked success. It was
two miles in length, and was headed
by the City Council and a
company of the State Guard. Then
came the Davenport Business Men’s
Association of 100 mem tiers; the Davenport
Post of the Travelers’ Protective A soeia
tion, 300 strong, carrying fans and wearing
straw hats and linen "dusters over fur wraps
and hats. The trade display represented
nearly every manufactory and wholesale
house in the city, some having six teams,
with as many floats in line. Altogether there
were 300 float- wagons a.id sleighs, represent
ing different industries,and rearly 1,000 men
on foot carrying banners, emblems, or de
vices illustrative of their business. The line
moved from 10 to 12 o'clock, and was an
hour in passing a given point. This after
noon a public reception was given at the
Opera House, with a welcoming address by
the Mayor. To-night a banquet was held
at Turner Hall, to which more than 1,000
invitations were accepted.
A Belief that the Assets Greatly Ex
ceed the Liabilities.
San Francisco, Dec. 28.—George W.
Meade & Cos., one of the largest exporting
films of the Pacific coast, made an assign
ment to-day, to Frank Dalton, President of
tiie Produce Exchange, for the benefit of
their creditors without preference:!. The
Arm is said to have large resources, both in
merchandise and realty. The firm has
shipped lully $2,000,0(10 worth of fruit
East this year. George IV. Meade
said the assignment had been made simply
as a precautionary move to protect all
creditors, but that if given a little time the
firm would be amply able to meet all de
mands. Assignee Dalton declared that from
his knowledge of the firm’s affaire he was
positive that the assets greatly exceeded the
liabilities. A statement of the liabilities
cannot lie giveu until the firm receives a
report from Santa Clara, Fresno and Los
Angeles, where it has large factories and
COAL BCARCE AT LOUISVILLE.
Nearby Mines Putting Out 40,000 Tons
Per Day, but 70,000 Needed.
Louisville, Dec. 38.—A serreity o.’ coal
prevails here, and prices have advanced 100
per cent. The supply of Pittsburg coal was
cut short by the drought, w hich prevented
coal boats from coming down the river.
The mines in Kentucky, within 125 miles of
Louisville, are now seuiiing out 40,000 bush
els per day, but the city consumes 70,000
buspels. The stock on han iis very small,
and dealers as a rule are four to seven days
behind in filling orders.
Small-Pox from China.
San Francisco, Dec. 28.—The steamer
Oceanic arrived from China and Japan this
afternoon amt was placed In quarantine, as
two cases of small pox were discovered
among Chinese steerage passengers. The
papers and mails were fumigated and re
moved. Tho steamer will probably be kept
in the quarantine station for ten days or two
Flight of a Professor.
Looanbpokt, Ind., Dee. 28. Prof. E.
McHubbs, of the American Normal College
of this city, has fled. He appropriated col
lege funds to his private use. Six months
ugo Prof. McHubtw married an estimable
lady of Salem, Ind., and has been since As
sistant Superintendent of the Broadway
Methodist Sunday school.
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Louisville, Ky., Dec. 28 —la Lawrence
ville nine negroes are in jail for participa
tion in a riot, in which five persons were
seriously hurt. In C rrolltown a negro was
run out of town for claiming to lie white.
The negroes in both towns are indignant.
Kilraln G!v on $5,000.
New York, Dec. 28.—The $5,000 depos
ited for Kilrain by R. K, Fox, in the rece ,t
international p ize-fight with Smith, was
presented to Kilrain at tho London Sporting
office to-day by the referee aud stakeholder.
Blown Open by Burglars.
Winchester, Va. , Doc. 28. —The post
office sale in Charlestown. W. Va., was
blown open between 1 anil .3 o’clock this
morning by burglars. The thieves obtained
S4OO in money aud $l,lOO in stamps
Canada's Next Governor General.
Boston, Drc. 28.—A dispatch to the
Courier states that Lord Stanley has ac
cepted the Governor Geuerklship of
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1887.
ROMANCE OF A REPUBLIC
THE LOVE THAT GREVY LAID
ASIDE FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
Strange Blending of Affection and
Ambition —The Tenor Capoul and
the Potentate’s Daughter Alice
Glimpses Behind the Curtain of
French Public Life.
Prom the Veto York Press.
Paris, Dec. 12.—Now that tho ex-Presi
dent of the French republic has falleu from
his high state there have been cast broad
side into the world divers stories concerning
Grevy’s family affairs which disclose the
existence of a remarkable family romance.
It is well-known that previous to his Presi
dential career the relations of Grevy to his
wife had become very strained and that
both parties had mutually determined to
separate. The raison d’etre of the estrange
ment will Pie better understood from the
Before entering upon his political
duties Giovy was w.dely known as
a successful legal practitioner. One
day a young married lady, of fasci
nating appearance aud ’ exceedingly
wealthy, called upon him to receive im
portant legal advice. The business transac
tion gradually developed into a romantic
love affair. The pretty client’s name was
Pelouze, the possessor of perhaps the most
beautiful castle in France. This liason be
tween lawyer and client become so notori
ous that Mine. Grevy left her home to reside
with her re atives. At the same time M.
Pelouze abandoned his magnificent resi
dence and obtained the modest position of
engineer in some mining works.
This state of affairs continued for a num
ber of years until 1870, when the empire
was swept away by the cyclonic force of
the new political movement. Grevy, who
had always adhered to the Republican
iia 1 ty, advanced higher and higher. He
became President of tho Assembly at a
most critical moment. Marshal MacMahoti
had assumed the slippery reins of govern
ment, and was endeavoring to resuscitate
the monarchy. But he worked in vain. He
was defeated by the Left, who voted in a
body for Grevy. The new candidate for
Presidential honors was iu a quandary.
He knew very well that iu order to he
roin*' President he had to fulfill a certain
condition, which, though not stipulated in
writing, was as imperative : ud categorical
in its demand as the fetiva of a Sultan, it
demanded the immediate dissolution of his
relations with Mine. Polouze and the re
sumpt.on of the severed marital tie. Its
dictates were obeyed. Grevy aud his wife
consent and to cohabit again for the sake of
their beloved daughter, Alice, and —the
Presidency’. This ended the old romance
and Grevy was hailed President of la belle
But anew romance is being enacted. The
celebrated tenor, Capoul, was at that time
delighting tout Paris with his sweet,dreamy
notes. and Mile. Alice became quite in
fatuated with the charming singer—to such
an extent, indeed, that Capoiu firmly re
solved to ask Father Grevy for his daughter’s
hand. At least he was sure that she would
not repel him in his ardor. But how about
Pa a Grevy! The President loved his daugh
ter, was aw-are of the impending crisis and
told her that if she was willing to unite
her fortunes with this charmer he would
retire from oublic life. One thing he as
sured her—Capoul could uever become the
son-in-law c f the President of the great
French Republic—of the ex-President. yes!
Mile. Alice considered the matter. Grevy
remained in the Elysee and his daughter
was made ready to receive her many other
admirers. Among these was u young man
of most engaging manners, who" was the son
of the great gas king of Paris. His name
was Wilson, and he. together with an only
sister, were to be the inheritors of their
father’s enormous wealth.
And now the remarkable denoument to
this romantic drama Mile. Alice marries
M. Wilson, whose sister is joined in wed
lock to M. Pelouze, a modest mining en
gineer. and whose wife was once Grevy’s
What would have .been the result if Mila.
Alice had married M.Capoul! Would Grevy
still have been President of la grande
nation! Who can toll?
MANNING’S PRIVATE OFFICE.
Where Politicians Met and Discussed
Affairs of State.
From the New York Times.
The private office of Daniel Manning in
the Argus newspaper office is to-day exactly
what it was when Mr. Manning went t;
Washington in the winter of 1885 to accept
tho Treasury portfolio. To most of the
politicians of the State this little office is
very well known. It is a compartment,
perhaps a dozen feet square, on the ground
floor of the Argus building. To reach it it
was necessary to pass through the Broad
way entrance to the business office. It was
lighted by windows in Beaver street, and
was at once secluded and comfortable, a re
treat, in fact, to which almost every Demo
cratic politician of note in the State has at
one time or another directed his foo: steps.
Mr. Manning had another office m the
Commercial B ink, which was around the
corner on State street, but banking was
so much more exacting than his news
paper duties that Mr. Manning pre
terit*! not to be disturbed by poiit.ci ms at
the lank office. To tiie newspaper ofljfx,,
however, everybody was welcome. The
last time that he was visited by any man of
note in his “den” was in Septemtier, 1886.
His visitor was no less a person than the
President of the United States. Mr. Cleve
land had just emerged from the Adirop
dacks, and was on Ills way to Washington.
The car containing his party stood on a
siding at the Delaware and Hudson station
during the night. Early in the morning the
President and Dan Lainont alighted and
walked over to the Argues office, some blocks
distant. There the President was closeted
with tho Secretary of the Treasury for an
hour. The result of tho interview was that
toe latter, who had tieen improving in
health, agreed to return to the Cabinet. He
had previously written his resignation and
placed it in Mr. Cleveland’s hand, but the
President had declined to receive it.
Although the business manager of the
Argus, Sir. William H. Johnson, occupied
the private office alter Mr. Slanning went
to Washington, he was particular to keep
everything in the same shupo in which they
liad been left by his chief Nothing was
movod. The top of Mr. Manning’s desk
was rolled down and its contorts were left
undisturbed. Even the mimic figure of a
fat man reading, with evident content, his
morning Argus Mr. Johnson insisted shou.d
retnaiuxra the desk top w here Mr. Manning
had placed it withhisowu bauds. The piece
was presented to Mr. Manning by Editor
Cassidv when that gentleman returned |
from Europe in the seven ies. It was such
a striking resemblance, in feature at least,
to Roswell P. Flower that visitors often
commented upon it. On the wails of the
office were pictures of Til den, Hancock,
l’e.er Cagger, Hoffman, Edwin Cromwell,
who was to the Democracy of his day
whnt Tbur.ow Weed was to the
Republican party, and Judge Rufus IV.
Peckham, now a member of the Court of
Appeals. Between Mr. Manning aud Mr.
reckham the warmest friendship ever ex
isted. A picture of Mr. Manning himself,
take i in 1871 after his return from Europe,
whither he had gone for his health, having
suffered severely from hemorrhage of the
lungs, also occupied a place on the wall.
Early in life Mr. Manning was foreman of
tlm Argus printing department, In Mr.
Johnson, wto occupied the same office, and
was finally promoted to lie business man
ager, Mr. Manning had the greatest confi
dence. They hail lieeu associates for twen
ty-two years, and their relations were never
in the least disturbed. Mr. Manning's con
fidence in him continual unimpaired to the
last. It was a cruel thrust at this gentle
man, the story that was put iu circulation
some time ago that lie was engaged iu an
attempt to wrest the control of the news
paper from his chief.
POPPING THE QUESTION.
How Man Proposes and What Induces
Him to Do It.
From the Chicago Tribune.
This popping the question is funny busi
Another queer thing is, that almost any
girl will freely confess, with a little urging,
the number of proposals she has had, and a
goodly proportion of sobered matrons even
are m t averse to recounting the conquests
of their youth. But ask a married man
how he bapfiened to propose to his wife a id
in nine cases out of ten he will only answer
with an uneasy laugh and look as sheepish
as if you had found him out in the one in
excusable folly t his life; and, as for un
married men. who has ever known one who
would acknowledge how many times he
had been induced to offer himself and his
more or less tempting prospects in a matri
To a woman a proposal very rarely comes
unexpectedly. Not that women, as a rule,
are given to looking upon every eligible man
iu the light of a possible lover or nusbaud,
as one young lady declan*! to be the case
with herself, but for the reason that the
majority of men very naturally dread a re
fusal, and cons iquently postpone the critical
moment until confidence is inspired by a
kindly encouragement of the guarded ad
vances they venture to make. It is an open
secret that a little diplomacy is often em
ployed to bring u cautious admirer to the
point, and clever is she who so skillfully
manages the delicate task that the
effort is not ma ifest. All the world
knows how Ruth schemed to capture Boaz;
and she was a right modest aud proper
damsel, too. But Ruth was a widow,
and had had experience, and was level
headed enough besides to see the advantage
of standing by her motber-in-law; so her
success is not to lie wondered at. Maud
Muller tried very much the same dodge
later ou, but it didn’t work quite to well,
and (11 the feminine world has been devis
ing otlieraud equally harmless little schemes
ever since Ruth’s triumph—and probably
before—down to the famous French woman
who revolved before her partner at a ball
and frankly said:
"Monsieur, I desire a husband. Do you
not find me beautiful?”
And he gallantly replied:
“.Mademoiselle, we will be married to
This was about as direct a proposal as
that of a prominent man ; n the Northwest,
whose courtship had been rather long-drawn
oit “I am going to the Rocky Mountains,”
he abruptly remarked one evening, “and if
you want to go as my wife be ready next
week,” and she was ready.
Equally-mattei-of-fact was the following,
written by a Yale man on a gilt-edged in
Mv Dear : You will probably not h*
greatly surprised at receiving a proposal from
me. The fact is, it is the proper thing to be en
gaged Junior year; and, as it has always been
understood that we should be married some day,
we may as well come to an agreement now. Or
course, you know that I love you, aud all that,
and, if you accept me, I shall write to you reg
ularly, initiate you into the class secrets and tell
you about all tny affairs. Anxiously awaiting a
favorable reply, yours devotedly, —.
The depth of devotion which prompted
this remarkable epistle may be questioned;
but it stauds as a unique example of a col
lege boy’s first effort.
Very few people fall in love at first sight,
and propinquity is doubtless the commonest
cause of marriage, though occasionally an
unpremeditated act or heedless jest develops
into a serious attachment. Master Cupid
has a roguish eye, ever ou the watch for
unwury game, and frequeitly sends bis
arrows in unexpected direction-’.
Circus-goers of twenty-five years ago wi 1
remember Herr Driesbach, tbo celebrated
lion tamer, but probably have never in
their minds connected him with a romance;
and vet he not only bad a veritable romance
in bis life, but one that blossomed out of a
dish of onions; and it was through the
medium of that most plebeian vegetable
that he won his lovely wife. Persons who
knew Mrs. Driesbach before her marriage
recall her as the belle of Worcester, 0., of
whicn place her father was a wealthy resi
dent. Accomplished as she was beautiiul,
witty and full of pranks, to meet her was
never to forget her. Happening to be placed
with a party of young people at a hotel
table where Driesbach was sitting, some
one dared her to pass him a dish of onions.
Immediately seizing the dish she not only
passed it, but inquired if he would have an
onion. He said he would, and took one;
and from so small a beginning sprung an
acquaintance that in three months ended in
marriage. It was a singular match, aud
people long wondered whether the dauntless
lion tamer would have equal success in
taming his wife.
But one of the most absurd tricks Cupid
has been known to play recently occurred
within the last few mouths in a prosperous
little city far up the Mississippi. Returning
from a sleighing party one wintry evening,
a giddy youth and maiden fell to discussing
tho strange tact that although they had so
long know none another by nume they never
before had met “I’ve heard you’re an
awful flirt,” said he. “Just what I’ve heard
about you,” said she. And so controversy
began "and continued until the heed.ess pair
decided tuat there was but one way to settle
tb question of who was the more desperate
"We’ll have a flirtation for just three
weeks,” said Blondel (whose name doesn't
begin with B>. “I’ll be up Friday evening
and we’ll begin.”
He kept bi - word, and they proceeded to
make themselves mutually agreeable. Sat
urday be sent a box of roses; Sunday be
joined bur at church, and she invited him to
ilinuer; Monday he took her to the theatre;
Tuoe iay to drive, und so on Jacques jier
petually blossomed ou her table; and, if a
day passed lhat Blondel wasn’t there,a mes
senger boy was. At the end of tho three
weeks Blondel inquired if she was tired of
“Not at all.” said she.
“Shall we try it another three wecksF’
“With all my heart.”
Meantime society bad something to talk
about, aud three more weeks sped away.
Then he proposed, and she rose in her
wrath, and told him that a flirtation was a
flirtation, but when it came to asking a girl
to marry, that was carrying it too far.
“But 1 am in earnest,” he remonstrated.
And then she did the always-to-be-a-sis
tor-in-law act; but he saM never a word,
only bided u wee aud propose! again. This
time she wavered, anil the nice young man
continued the even tenor of bis way until
one fine dr.y he calmly declared:
“I am certainly going to marry you. and
before the first of the year, so von may as
well engage yourself to mo now.”
And thus it was that the little fgxl re
venged himself upon two people who
thoughtlessly defiea his power and gave old
Hymen a certain knot to tie just before the
Man seldom finds his mate when and
where he expects—and it is generally
chance —accident—Kismet—that controls
him, in spite of all.
Indiana’s Labor Party.
Indianapolis, Dec. 28.—At a meeting of
representatives of the Union Labor party of
Indiana last night it was dec.ded to hold a
convention here Mareh 7 to nominate a
State ticket. It was also determined that
the party should nominate Congressional
candidates in several districts.
Death of a Judge.
New York, Dec. 28.— Judge Rapallo. of
the Court of Appeals, died at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at his hi mie iu this city. He had
been ill for some time.
To the “Good name at home,” won by
Hood’s Sarsaparilla. In Lowell, Mass.,
where it is prepared, there is more of
Hood's Sarsaparilla sold than of all other
medicines, and it has given the beet of sat
isfaction since its introduction ten years
ago. This could not bo if the medicine did
not possess merit. It you suffer from im
pure liiood, try Hood’s" Sarsaparilla and re
alize its peculiar curative power.
HE CLAIMS AX HEIRESS.
FRANCIS HIGGINS SAYB MISS
ALEXANDER IS HIS WIFE.
He is a Nurse in a Hospital Which She
Visited —She Says She Never Saw
Him Before But Received Many
Letters From Him.
From the New York World.
Miss Anna Alexander, a young heiress of
No 84 Prosjiect plane, Brooklyn, entered
Justice Kenna’s court Monday to prosecute
Francis Higgins, a nurse at the Flatbush
Hospital, who claimed to be her husband.
Miss Alexander swore that Higgins was not
her husband, that she had never seen hirn
before, that he had entered her house Satur
day and struck her. Higgins did not deny
the charge, but persisted that he was wedded
to Miss Alexander. He was sent to jail and
will be examined to-day.
Miss Alexander is an orphan, her father,
who was the senior member of the firm of
Alexander & Ellis, lumber dealers, of No.
413 Flushing avonue, having died a year
ago. She alone Inherits her father’s large
fortune and lives in the magnificent house
on Prospect Place he occupied during his
life. She rents the house furnished and
boards there. A little over a year ago her
fatuer, who was an invalid, decided that he
would be benefited by entering St. Mary’s
Hospital. He went there and his daughter
called to see him daily. He realized ihat he
could not live and was taken home to die.
Soon after his death Miss Alexander re
ceived a love letter, whi h was signed
“Francis Higgins.” As she did not know
the writer she paid no attention to the
epistle. A few days later she received an
other from Higgins, who then addressed her
as his wife, and said he would soon call and
claim her. She turned the letter over to
Mr. Ellis formerly her father's part
ner. Other letters arrived, and to avoid
a scandal Miss Alexander went to Europe,
hoping to escape her unknown admirer.
She had no idea who Higgins was, but on
her return to Brooklyn sue found that he
had watched her movements. He again
sent her letters and addressed her as his wife.
He called at her house several times, but she
was always out
His visits became so annoying that it was
decided to lay a trap for him. He called at
the house Saturday morning and asked for
Miss Alexander. He was told she was not
in, and was requested to call again nt 2
o’ciock. He said he would do so, and
preparation was made to receive him.
Special Officer O’Donnell was secreted in
the back parlor. When the doorbell was
rung and Higgins ushered in, he asked for
Miss Alexander, and she appeared.
“Come, my darling wife,” cried Higgins
as soon as he saw her. “I have come to
take you with me.”
“What do you mean, sir*” demanded the
“Why, my dear, I thought you would
welcome me,” he replied.
“I don’t know you,” Miss Alexander
answered, and Officer O’Donnell collared
the man. Higgins was indignant and said
he was talking to his wife, buthe was taken
to the Twelfth precinct station and locked
up. He had, it is said, put his hand on the
young lady’s shoulder. Higgins told Capt.
Folk that he was married to Miss Alexan
der and said he could prove so by Rev.
Father Sheehy, of St. Ambrose's church, at
De Kalb and Tompkins avenues. Miss
Alexand ?r said she had never heard of the
priest before, and that she, being a Protes
taut, would iot have been married by a
priest She further said she had no recol
lection of ever having met Higgins, al
though she thought his face was familiar.
Las. evening, after thinking over the
matter for twenty-four hours, Miss Alexan
der remembered tuat when she was waiting
on her father in St, Mary’s Hospital Hig
gins was a nurse there. The lady's friends
say that after Mr. Alexander died the
daughter was in the habit of visiting the
hospital to cheer the sick. She bestowed
charity on both the patients and the nurses,
and probably Higgins was the recipient of
Until la.t night Higgins still insisted that
Miss Alexander was his wife, but then he
said he might possibly be mistaken, as her
face did not look exactly like that of the
woman he married. Capt. Folk said he
thought Higgins was insane, but at the
Kings County Hospital it was said that he
was perfectly sane and a good nurse. Sat
urday was his day off, and when he left the
hospital he was quite rational.
CHARCOAL BURNERS CAGED.
They were Bound No Law Officers
Should Stay Am . ng Them.
Ashland, Wis., Dee. 28.—A posse of
police and deputy sheriffs that went to tho
High Bridge charcoal pits has returned
with seven prisoners. They were handcuffed
and guarded with Winchester rifles, and
were marched to the county jail, followed
by a big mob. There has been trouble at
the charcoal pits, and various
officers sent there have resigned
in fear of their lives. Recently
R. H. McPhale, of this city, was appointed
as officer there. A mob attacked him and
ho retreated to the depot. W Hen he saw
that he culd not keen thorn off he fired, in
stantly killing Peter Coilins. He was imme
diately set upon, kicked iu a horrible man
ner and left for dead.
Nails $2 Per Keg.
Pittsburg, Dec. 28.—At a meeting of the
Western Nail Association here to-day the
card rate or nails was fixed at 83 per keg.
The selling price has been $1 po@2 00.
Trade was reported dull, with the outlojk
fair. The meeting was largely attended,
all the factories in the West being repre
sented . __
Gov. Marmaduke Dead.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 28.—Gov. Mar
maduke die lat Jefferson City at twenty
minutes of ten o’clock to-nigut.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Savannah Weekly News, Puck, Judge,
Fair God, by Lew Wallace; Magazine of
American History, The German Policeman,
Judge’s Serials No. 3, “Woman,” Popular
Science Monthly, Eclectic Magazine, The
New Princeton Review, Theatre, Christ
mas number; Spirit of the Titles, Christ
mas number: Pickings from Puck, (fourth
crop). Harper’s Weeklv, Leslie's Illustrated,
German and French Libraries. French and
German Papers, Radroal Guide. Life,
Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Phila
delphia Times. Pmadelphia Press, Balti
more Sun, Baltimore American, New York
Herald, World, Sun, Times, Press,
Tribune. Star, Atlanta Constitution, Ma
con Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle, Florida
Times-Umon, Jacksonville News-Herald,
New Orleans Times-Deiuoerat, Charleston
News and Court -r, Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette, Cincinnati Encmirer.
Adtr.ce to Motnera.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used when chiloren are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little suffer at once; it
produces uutural, quiet sleep by relieving
llie child from pam and tho little cherub
awakes as “bright as a button.”
It is very pleasant to taste. It soothes the
child, soitekis the gums, allays all pain, re
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best known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
arising from teething or other causes. 25
cents a bottle.
I"*HE popular Carriage Works heretofore car
rieil on at West Broad and Duffy street,
have been removed to St. Julian. Congress and
Montgomery streets. Franklin Square.
RANBERO # CO.
REIDF.L.—Died, at Beaufort. 8. C., on the 24th
December, 1887, after a lone illnesa, August
Rfidel, for many years a resident of Savannah,
Ga.: aged 40 years.
IIAt l*T LODGE NO SH. I. O. O. K.
The regular weekly meeting of the Lodge will
be held THIS (Thursday) EVENING at Bo'clock.
Election of officers for the ensuing term will
take place. Members of other lodges and
transient brothers fraternally Invited to meet
with us. By order of M. MENDEL, N. G-B
A. N. Manucy. Secretary
Advertisement* inserted under "Special
Notices ” will be charged $1 00 a Square each
Under the auspices of the Industrial Relief So
ciety, will be given at the Guards’ Armory Hall
on THURSDAY; 12th January, 1888.
Tickets (1 50, including supper, may be had
from any of the Managers.
All bills against the British steamship TIMOR,
Hodgson, Master, must lie presented at our
office by or before 12 o’clock midday, THIS,
DAY, the 29th Dec., or payment thereof will be
A. MINIS A SONS, Consignees.
All bills against the Spanish steamship
PUERTORIQUENA, 'lartorell, Master, must
be presented at our office by 12 o’clock noon,
THIS DAY, or payment will be debarred.
MUIR, DUCKWORTH A CO., Agents.
All persons are cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of the crew of the Brit
ish steamship STORRA LEE, as neither the
Captain nor Consignees will be responsible for
any debts contracted by them.
RICHARDSON A BARNARD. Consignees.
Vice Consulate of the Arofntlne Republic, I
Savannah. Ga., 18th December, 1887. j
In compliance with instructions lately re
ceived from the Government of the Argentine
Republic, shippers of goods to Buenos Aires, or
other ports in that country, are required to
have the whole set of the bills of lading (Ist, 2d
and 3d, i vised or .ramped by the Consul at this
port, be:ore the Ship’s papers can be certified.
Masters of Vessels are required to present
Custom House clearance, bill of health, three
copies ot the manifest, and the crew list, and
list of passenge:>. RAMON SALAS,
The Brush Elf tric Light and Power (to., I
Savannah, Ga„ Dec. 20t,h. 1887. f
A dividend of THREE DOLLARS per
share from the earnings of this Company
has been declared, payable on and after January
l, 1888, to Stockholders of record THIS DAY'.
SAMI'EL P. HAMILTON, President,
S. S. Guckenheimer. Secretary
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 21, 1887. f
The annua! election for seven Directors of the
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, will behfeld at
the Bankiug house of Chas. H. Olmstead & Cos.
on MONDAY. January IS, 1888, between the
hours of 10 a. m. and 1 p. m.
W. S. LAWTON, President.
MERCHANTS’ NATIONAL BANK OF
The annual election for seven Directors of
this Bank will be held at the Bankiug House, on
TUESDAY’, Jan. 10, 1888, between the hours of
12 and 1 o’clock. THOS. GADSDEN.
. Savannah. Ga., Dec. 11, 1887.
tuEITION FOR DIRECTORS.
Central Railroad and Banking Cj. of Ga., 1
Savannah, Ga., Dec. Ist, 1887. (
An election for Thirteen Directors to manage
the affairs of this Company for the ensuing
ye r will be held at the Bankiug House, in Sa
vannah. MONDAY, the SECOND day of JANU
ARY’, 1 88' between the hours of 10 o'clock a,
m. and 2 o'clock p. M. Stockholders aud their
families will be passed free over the Ctompanv's
road to attend the election from the Slet De
cember to 2nd January inclusive, and be passed
free returning trom the 2nd to sth of January
inclusive, ou presentation of their stock certifi
cates to the conductors.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM, Cashier.
KIEFFER'S DRUG STORE.
I have now on hand a very large supply and
excellent variety of Cleveland Peas and Beans,
considered the best in the market. Also. Paints,
Oils, Brushes, White Lead, etc. A full line of
Toilet and Fanny Articles for the holidays.
Window Glass cut to order
E. J. KIEFFER,
Corner West Broad and Stewart street*.
THE MORNING NEWS
STE AM PRINTING HOUSE.
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department, of the Morning News.
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHIN'G AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equip|jed with the most improved machir ary,
employs a large force of competent workmen
and carries a full stock of papers of all
Tbesr facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to gei estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
tng their orders abroad. J. H- KSTILL.
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
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mers Liver Corrector and take no other. SI 00
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KISSIMMEE CITY BANK,
Kissimmee City, Orange County, Fla.
CAPITAL - - - 150,000
tpRANSACT a regular banking business. Give
1 particular attention to Florida collect iona
correspondence solicited. Issue Exchange on
New York, New Orleans, Savannah and Jack
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CNiVEHSiTY OF VHttiM
| * |TH Session of nine months began (X’tober
Ot Ist, 1887. Students ean enter at anytime,
and after January Ist reduction of o:ie-lliird of
'•barges Thorough instruction in Literary,
Scientific and Professional Departments, includ
ing law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering aud
Agriculture. For catalogue app.y to C. S. VEN
ABLE, Chin, of Faculty, I*. O. University of
Old in Years—Not Old Fogy.
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
PRINTER AND BINDER.
To the Manor born—full of years and experi
ence still young in energy and ability—with
all the accessories necessary to satisfactorily
conduct the business to which be has given his
life. Grateful for past fators—hopeful of others
to come. i
■ / AMUSEMENTS.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY,
DEC. 29. 30 and 31.
SATURDAY MATINEE. DECEMBER 81.
GREATEST PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON.
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Magnificent Scenic Effects, Including Lo
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Seats ou sale at Darts Rros.’s Doc 28.
Next attraction: ROBT. DOW NING, Jan. t
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Successors to B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
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At An Extraordinary Redaction
THE REMAINDER OF THEIR STOCK OF
ladies’, Misses’ and Gentlemen’s White aud
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Misses' Plain and Ribbed Black and Colored
Ladies’Unbleached Black and Colored Cotton
Ladies' Black Lisle and Silk Hose.
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Ladies' and Gentlemen's Linen Collars and
Ladies’ and Gentlemen's White and Colored Bor
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COLGATE’S EXTRACTS & TOILET SOAPS.
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