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MAT END IN A CHALLENGE
LA WTERS WILSON AND CLARK
SLUG EACH OTHER.
An Ottfectionable Bill In Equity tha
Cause of a Lively Meeting on a
Central Railroad Train-Lawyer Wil
son's Story of the Trouble—The Cor
respondence That Passed Between
the Two Attorneys.
There is a probability of a duel between
lawyers H. E. Wilson, of Savannah, and D.
H. Clark, of fusculum, Effingham c uuty,
but whether it wrll be a Georgia duel or an
Alabama duel has not yet been settled.
The two attorneys had a setto on the At
lanta fast mail Iwtween Eden and Pooler
yesterday morning. The Effingham attor
ney got In a stinging bh>w under Mr. Wil
son’s left eye, and the Savannahian pinned
the Effingham man several plump blows in
the face, under the chin and behind the
ears. The fight took place shortly after
the train lett Eden. Mr. Wilson got on the
train at Guyton, dust before reaching
Eden he went into the smoking car, where,
be claims, Mr. Clark attacked him from
the rear. Friends interposed and the com
batants were separated. They came on to
the city, and it was expected that tho
matter would be settled here, but neither
attorney saw tho other during the day.
Mr. Clark went back to Tusculum on the
“shoofly” train and Mr. Wilson went up to
Rome on the fast mail I>t night. Home
of their friends think that the sorimmage
is only a preliminary to a further meeting
and perhaps a duel.
THK ORIGIN OF THK TROt T BI,E.
The trouble had its origin in a petition
S resented at the spring term of the F.ffing
im court, by Mr. Wiison, in which it was
alleged that Mr. Clark, his father and Mr.
Mmglodorf, used unfair means
in securing a deed from a
colored man named Scruggs, whom Mr.
Wilson represented. Mr. Clark, after
reading the bill, asked Mr. Wilson if any
of the information in the bill wa drawn
from his own knowledge. Mr. Wi son re
plied that it was not. Mr. Wil
son said that Mr. Clark seemed to be
perfectly satisfied and said as much. Noth
ing further passed until about June 1,
when Mr. Wilson received a lotter from
Mr. Clark stating that tbo explanation
that the former made in a conversation in
Savannah was “wholly unsatisfactory,”
and he demanded before resorting to the
measures usual in such cases that the of
fensive personalities should l>e expunged
from the bill.
"I replied at once," Air. Wilson said. “I
told Clark that I bad nothing to add to the
conversation we bad in Savannah.”
A month later Mr. Wilson received an
other letter from Mr. Clark asking for a
“L repliod to that letter," Mr. Wilson
said, “that any communications ho desired
to make with me must be reduced to writ
ASKF.D FOR A PERSONAL INTERVIEW.
Mr. Clark then asked for a personal in
terview at an office of one of his friends in
Guyton. Mr. Wilson did not reply to the
lotter, ami nothing more was heard of the
matter for a month. In the mean
time and before any further corre
spondence passed, the two lawyers
met sovoral times. Mr. Wilson ’ sat
in a car a couple of seats in front of Mr.
Clark at one time coming down to Savan
nah. He said that lie met. him iu tho court
house a’ Springfield, and sat within four
feet of him when there was no one in tbe
court room except Mr. Wright and a few
others. A few days after that meeting
Mr. Wilson received the following letter-
Button, Ga., July 13, 1883.
E. H. Wilson, Esq.:
Sib: Your past contemptible and cowardly
conduct precludes every "possibilty Hint y..’u
will accord me an interview this eve mg. it is
my purpose, however, that you shall not lack
This will’he handed to you by either my friend
Mr. Elkins or Mr. Strange.
Any proper place for this meeting will to ac
ceptable to me that you may name. Very re
spectfully, I). H. Clark.
Mr. Wilson sen' this reply:
Button, (li., July 13, 1889.
D. H. Clark , Esq., Guyton, lei.;
Sir—Your note of this date has iust been
handed to me by Mr Strange. As to your
opinion of my conduct, 1 will say that I do not
consider you a judge of the motives that actu
ate gentlemen. I have no particular deal re to
meet you, and will certainly not avoid doing so
if in the line of duty. You know you can see
me just when you want to, either here or in Sa
vannah. Very respectfully,
11. E. M u AON.
A MEETING LOOKED FOR.
Some warmth of feeling began to be visi
ble, and those wtio knew ab ut the matter
were on the lookout for a rencounter. A
short while ag > Mr. Clark came down to
Savannah and stopped at tho Screven hou-e.
Mr. Wilson did not know he was there, but
passed the hotel and saw Mr. Clark sitting
in tho door. He went over to Broughton
street and soon after passed the Screven
house just as ho had done before.
Mr. Clark had gone in the
meantime, and neither saw the other
again. The matter draggod al mg until
yesterday when tho two men met. They
mot “cornfield” style, and several parties
who saw tbe affray said that it bad just be
gun to be interesting when the combatants
were separated. The outcome of yester
day’s meeting is awaited with some interest.
THE BOARD COMPLETE NOW.
Col. A. R. Wofford the Third Railroad
Col. R. B. Nisbet of Eaton ton and Hon.
R. F. Watts of Lumpkin, appointod by the
governor to assess tho Savannah, B’lorida
aud Western railway property, have been
here since the latter part of last week await
ing the arrival of the other assessor, who
was Gen. Phil Cook. His recent accident
rendered it impossible for him to fill the ap
pointment, and Comptroller Wright wired
Col. Nisbet yesterday' afternoon that Col.
A. R. Wofford has been appointed to fill
Gen. Cook’s placo on the
board. CpL Wofford is a rep
resentative citizen of Fulton county.
He will reach here this morning.
Tbe board has th roughly 100 nod over all
the Savannah, Florida and Western rail
way’s property iu Savannah, and it is not
likely 1 hat Col. Wofford will have another ex
amination made. He will accept tha reports
of the two assessors who made the examina
tion. If he does, it is likely that the sp eial
train bearing the asses-ors and Comptroller
McKee and Supt. Fleming will leive
for Jacksonville this morning.
The train will go through
to Jacksonville and a careful inspection of
the line will be made. Returning up tho
Jacksonville line to Wavcross the party
will take up tbe Chattahoochee and Thomas
ville lines, and the Monticelio aud Thomas
ville line and tho Brunswick and Albany
division. There are 470 miles of road to be
examined and it will require about three
days to make the inspection.
WOBK ON THE OCMULGEB.
ABurveyofthe Kiver Being Made by
the Engineer Department.
Lieut. Carter, before leaving for
the north yesterday, was asked what
the prospects are for opening the
Ocmulgee river for navigation. He
said that he could not give any statement
about the matter yet, but that his assistant,
Mr. Cooper, was making a survey, and he
thought that it is very pr table that with
the appropriation of SIO,OOO, which lias been
made, he will be able to make the river
navigable for small steamboats and awlng
from two to four feet of water. He said
that the stream is obstructed by
three cr four railroad bridges
and if he reports that he will be able to
take the snags out of the river and render
11 " a^’S able * or steamboats, the railroads
will have to put draws in their bridges. He
said, however, that he will not be able to
Sve any deflnite information about it uutil
> get* Mr. Cooper’s report.
CUT DOWN AND BURIED.
The Coroner’s Investigation of the
The little town of Pooler is quiet. The
dead body of Asbury, the negro who was
■ lynched Sunday morning, was brought
I down to Savannah yea'.erlay by Acting
I Coroner Naugbtiu ami was buried iu tho
colored cemetery at I-aurel Grove by the
coronor. The wife of the dead man refused
to have anything to do with it. She went
down to the place of the hanging nt the re
quest of Justice Levans to see the body just
before it was cut down, and earned
her children along with her. She said she
was satisfied and the coroner might take
the body and do with it whatever he
wanted t > do.
Justice Naughtin went up on the oo’clock
train to Pooler and went down to where
Asbury was hanging with the rope around
his neck. The neck seemed to be full three
inches longer than it was the morning
after the lynching.
Justice Bevans had a jury impaneled by
the time the acting coroner arrive!, and it
was sworn in by Justice Naughtin. He
called for the witnesses, but no one ap
peared. The jurors were called together
and signed the following verdict:
Walter Asbury cams to his death Aug. 17 at
the hands of some pers-ju or persons unknown
Hugh Hart, from the Four-Mile Hill, was
foreman of the jury. The other jurors
were Poolerites. After the verdict was
Bigned, the body of the negro was cut down;
the rope was unfastened from the telegraph
pole, and the body was lowered into the
coffin. A portion of the negro’s clothing
was removed, and the bullet holes were
visible in his body.
Justice Naughtin asked if the wife of
the dead man wanted to take charge of
tho body, and when he was told that she
did not he had the coffin closed ami the
body was brought to tho city on the 9
o'clock train. None of Anbury’s family,
some of whom now live in Richmond
county, came near the scene of the hang
ing. A subscription was made up for hts
wife by the people in Pooler,and the woman
will leave next week and go tack to Millen,
where her people live.
Dr. Bleakney ca ne into tho city late
yesterday afternoon. He said that the vic
tim of Asbury’s assault is much better. Her
eye is still in a serious condition, but she is
able to be out. Dr. Bleakney also attended
Mrs. Graveon, who was a victim of the ne
gro’s desire. Hor wounds are much more
serious than it was reported yesterday. The
ontire side #f hor face is a bruise, and one
of her eyes is closed.
Oglethorpe Lodge No.'l, I. 0. O. F.,
meets this evening. Regular meeting of
Excelsior Lodg#, No. 8 K. P., this evening.
Seven arrests wore reported at tho bar
racks up to 1 o’clock this morning. They
were all for drunkenness and disorderly
Tho paving on Jefferson street will lie
finished out to Charlton street by to-night.
The graywack will tie laid no farther at
Health Officer Brunner's weekly mortuary
report shows a total of twelve deaths in
the city last week, three of w hites and nine
of colored people. There were five deaths
of children under 10 years of age.
Enoch Thomas, driver for D. B. Lester,
while taking down an awning in front of
the store yesterday, fell from the step
ladder up ii w nich tie stood, breaking his
thumb and literally sundering the part join
ing the forefinger. T)r. Purse treated the
The steamer Pilot Boy arrived yesterday
afternoon from Beaufort, K. C., with u col
ored excursion, accompanied by a bra*s
band. They l-eturnel in the evening, and,
as usual, wheu the steamer left the wharf
and was in the middle of the stream several
excursionists arrived at the wharf too late
and were left behind.
An inquest of lunacy will bo held at the
county jail at -! o’clock to-morrow after
toon on Spencer Washington, the Liberty
county lunatic who was goi ,g to build a
church out of a single plank. An inquest
will also be held at the same time on Caro
line Jones, who w as found wandering in the
swamps one day last week.
Mary Sense (colored), who prosecuted
Tony Butler last week on a charge of as
sault and battery, and succeeded iu getting
the man sentenced to the chain-gang or $35,
was put in jail day before yosterday on a
charge of false swearing. * Butler Was the
prosecutor. As soon as the w man was pa
in jail Bohoitor Gonoral Fraser had her re
THEIR STORIES DIFFER.
Tho Mayor Investiyating Policeman
McDonald’s Assault Upon Parr.
The McDonald-Parr case came up before
Mayor Schwarz vesterday morning but rro
witnesses were present. Tho mayor was
informed that there were witnesses who
may throw light on the case, aud he ordered
a further hearing this morning. The wit
nesses were subpoenaed yesterday.
McDonald, wli<> ii a Central railroad
policeman and is also night watchman at the
the National Bank of Savannah, clubbed
Parr severely m the Screven house late
Sunday night and afterward took the man
to jail. The statements of McDonald and
Parr differ widely. Parr said that the
attacks by the policeman were uncalled for
and brutal. McDonald said that Parr
attempted an unmentionable assault upon
his person and his assault upon the man
Parr swore out a warrant in Justice Rus
sell’s court charging McDonald with assault
with intent to murder. McDonald tendered
bond and tho case was turned over to a
THE FORDS' REHEARBALB.
An Excellent Performance Promised
for Thursday Night.
Miss Eleanor Tyndale, who is to appear
with the Fords iu Thursday night’s per
formance, arriveii from New York yoster
day morning, accompanied by her mother,
Mrs. D. H. Tyndale. A rehearsal both of tho
Shakesperoan pieco and the comedy was
held last night. Miss Tvndalo and Miss
Arthur, who nro to appear in the comedy,
took part. Tho reliearsal was a very
satisfacory one an i was a promise of
an excellent performance. Tho act
from Julius Cuesar will be put on
with imported somery and costuming. Mr.
Hanley’s support In the comedv, besides the
two ladies, will bo the Doyles and Messrs.
Estill, Fleming and Scanlon. In fact nli
tho members of the cast wore well prepared
for the rehearsal. The sale of seats will
begin at Davis Bros’, to-morrow morning.
SUING FOR THEIR WAGES.
Employes of the New South Steam
boat Want Their Pay.
Employes of the steamboat New South,
which has been iu the Ogeehee river trade,
have begun action for delinquent wago3.
Three of the employes mado affidavits yes
terday before United States Commissioner
i Lamar that there u money duo and unpaid
1 them by tbo vessel, and asking that at’ach
-1 moots may issue for their wages as
i seaman. Mr. bn mar was called out of tho
j city 1 ist night, but before going turned the
I case over to United States Commissioner
Gilespie, who will hoar the case this morn
ing at 10 o’clock.
The claims against tho boat amount to
something over $l5O. Henry Atkins m, the
engineer, claims S9O; Robert F. Robinson,
pilot, S4O, both colored, aud Thomas Ln
mon, assistant about the engine room $29,
HORSFORD’S AOID PHOSPHATE
Makes Delicious Lemonade.
A teaspoonful added to a glass of hot or
cold water, and sweetened to the taste, will
be found refreshing aud invigorating.
THE MORNING NEWSc TUESDAY, AUGUST 20; 1889.
A COOL WAVE IN THE SOUTH.
The Temperature in Savannah Way
Below the Average at This Season
A cool wave is passing over this section
of the south. The temperature in Savan
nah yesterday was 8‘ below the
average for the last 18 years, daring
tbe time that the signal station has been
established here. The highest that mercury
went during the day was Bd\ and the lowest
was 61 , making an average of 73*. Tbe
average lowest temperature for the eleven
stations in the Savannah district of the
cott< n belt was 64", and the highest average
Tbe average lowest temperature for the
ent.re twelve districts of the cotton belt,
Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Galveston,
Little Itock, Memphis, Mobile,
Montgomery, New Orleans. Ba
vaunah, Vicksburg and Wilming
ton, was the same as that of the Savannau
district, and the highest was but 2* higher
than that of tho Savannah district. There
was no perclptible raiufall anywhere in
All of last week was cooler than usual
throughout the northern states, Kentucky,
Virginia, North Carolina, and Tenness-e.
It was slightly warmer than tbe average
temperature in the Gulf states and from
Texas northward to Dakota, and on the
Pacific coast. Over the principal corn
states, and from the Mississippi valley east
ward to the New England coast, the
weather was relatively cool, the daily
temperature ranging from 3* to 6’ below
The average daily temperature of the
season from Jan. 1 to Aug. 17 differs less
than 1 from the normal throughout the
central valleys, the Middle Atlantic states,
and the northern portion of the Gulf states.
The season is about one week late along the
South Atlantic and Gulf coasts; it is re
tarded slightly in the suites of the Ohio
valley, and it is from one to two weeks in
advance in New England and Dakota.
There has been more .rain than usual gen
erally throughout the southern, middle
Atlantic and New England states, and in
portions of Mis.ouri, Kansas and Nebraska,
alight exci'sses in rainfall have also been re
ported in Northern Michigan. In Southeast
New England and over the greater portions
of South Carolina and Georgia the rainfall
< f the week ranges from two to four inches.
In the principal corn states, extending from
Ohio and Michigan westward to the Mis
souri valley, only light showers occurred,
and the weather was especially favorable
for farm work.
The rainfall for the season continues in
excess from New York southward to Flori
da, and from Texas northward to Dakota.
In the states of the Mississippi valley from
the Gulf coast northward to Minnesota the
rainfall for the season generally exceeds 85
per cent, of the norraal.
FIRE DEPARTMENT CHANGES.
A Shift About at the Engine Houses—
The New Engine.
A number of changes In the organization
of the fire department were made by Chief
Fireman Pudor yesterday, taking place at
noon. Fireman J. J. Connolly, who was
injured at a fire when Chiof Puder was in
Baltimore, having reported for duty yester
J. J. Connolly was promoted from
foroman of station No. 4, to
be foreman of No. 3 station, or headquar
ters foreman. A. Toshaoh wsi appointed
foreman of station No. 4. Ed Paeotti was
assigned to station No. 4as driver of reel
No. 4, and A. J. Haupt was appointed
driver of reel No. 3at headquarters. Chas.
Karnrow was appointed driver of the en
gine team at the No. 4 station. Mr. Ker
nan will take the place vacated by Kam
row on the truck side. Pat O’Neal and
John Connor were ordered to report to
station No. 3 or headquarters.
Alderman Bailey, chairman of the fire
committee of council, says that the new
liaFrance engine has been tested and will
soon be shipped, and that the new hose reel
las also been shipped. There has been some
delayabout tho heater?,as the manufacturer
has boeu on a sick vacation, bat has re
turned, and the work oa the heaters is be
ing pushed through.
The endless chain lost from one of the
trucks Inst week In responding to an alarm
has not been fouud, and a now one has
ARTILLERY” BEATS CAVALRY.
The Ohathams Base Ball Team De
feats the Hussars in Five Innings
The Chathams-Hussars game came off at
the new base ball grounds yesterday after
noon after half a dozen postponements from
various causes, and resulted In a victory for
the Chathains by a score of 21 to 9. The
game was called at the end of the fifth inn
ing on account of darkness. The score by
b l a
4 2 2
3 4. e
7 5 0
21 Totals n
Errors: Chat!nuns 4, Hussars 12. Um
pire, George T. Caun. Batteries: For
Ciiathams, George Armstrong and W. T.
Bailey; for Hussars, G. S. MoAlpin and
Fred Myers, Jr.
The Heinlys and Kieffers will play their
last game of ball of this season to-day. The
two clubs will have out their strongest
teams. The batteries are Westcott aud
linrrigan for tho Hendys and Rossiter and
Ham for the Kieffers. Good order will be
preserved. An officer will bo on the grounds
during the progress of the game.
At the Y. M. C. Association.
The reception committee have got up a
very nice concert for this coming Thursday
evening. The programme will consist of
vooal and instrumental music. Admission
will bo by tickets which can be seemed free
at the association rooms, oae ticket admit
ting gentleman aud lady.
The game of base ball on Saturday be
tween ttie Y. M. C. A.’s and the Young
Amateurs resulted iu an easy victory for
the Y. M. C. A. team, which out-fielded and
out-batted their oponents. The score was
19 to 10.
The Egg Market Up.
Eggs have gone up iu the last two or
threo days. They are worth 20 cents a
dozen now. Last week they sold for
and 15 cents. The merchants say that they
are uuahie to account for the scarcity of
eggs. A week ago they were plentiful. Ti e
advices from Tennessee show a dropping off
in the quantity. Georgia eggs are very
scarce and almost auy price is asked for
them. Merchants do not expect a better
feeling iu the egg market wi.hin the next
week or two.
Allen Out of Jail.
Henry Allen, the colored man committed
to jail two weeks ago by United States
Commissioner Frank Lamar, ia default of
bail, for violation of the revenue laws in
selling liquor without liaviug paid the spe
cial tax, was released yesterday ou his own
recognizance, as he would otherwise have
had to remain in prison uutil the November
term of tbe court.
An Important Element
Of the success of Hood’s Sarsaparilla is tho
fact that every purchaser receives a fair
equivalent for bis money. The familiar
headline “lUO Doses One Dollar,” stolen by
Imitators, is original with and true only of
Hood’s Sarsaparilla. This can easily be
proven by anyone who desires to test the
matter. For real economv, liuv o-ilv H jod’s
Sarsaparilla. Sold by ail druggist*.
Full line of Ladies’ Tan Colored Oxfords
now opened at Nichols’.
IN AND ABOUT THE CITY.
THE CONTRACT LET.
Work on the Odd Fellows Building to
Begin at Once.
The contract for tne new Odd Fellows
building has been let to W. F. Chaplin, and
work will begin at once. The building will
be c ompleted at a cost of about $40,000, and
will be ready for occupancy in June, 1890.
The cellar has already been cleaned out and
considerable work has been done on the
The building will be of gray Rome press
bnck. The stone trimmings will be of
Georgia granite. In tbe old building Ala
bama sand stone was use 1 instead of
granite. The ceiling for the third and fourth
floors will be of metal, tastily painted. An
elevator will be built on the State street
side. On this side will be the main en
trance. Winton & Burgess have been
awarded the carpenter work in the struct
ure. The new building will cost about
SIO,OOO more than the one burned. G. B.
Clark is the architect.
Messrs. Schley <fc Haupt have successfully
negotiated a loan of $30,000 with the Penn
Mutual Life Insurance Company, of which
they are agent;, for the Odd Fellows Asso
ciation, and the loan will obviate the neces
sity of issuing bonds. The Penn Mutual
folks expressed a ready willingness to place
a portion of tbe surplus of the compauy in
Savannah, whoso prosperity they have rec
ognized in the past, and they feel safe in in
vesting here a large portion of the pre
miums they derive from citizens of Savan
THB ORDINARY’S COURT.
Wills Probated and Letters of Admin
Quite a volume of business was trans
acted during the term of the ordinary’s
court, which adjourned Saturday. Iu ad
dition to the cases heretofore reported in
tho Morning News, tha following are mat
ters of record:
Letters of administration wore granted
to George AY. Owens, Esq., on the estate of
J. R. Buck, to Jordau F. Bro iks on the
etate of Anna E. Footman, and to W. B.
Mell on the estate of Ann Elizalieth Mall.
Letters dismiss ry wore granted to A. L.
Hartridge, guardian of Charles A. Gibbes,
minor; to Joseph E. Fulton, executor of tha
will of Silas Fulton; to Gesche Hen ken,
administratrix of the estate of Diedrich VV.
Henken, deceased and to Mord Abrams,
administrator of J. J. Abrams’ estate.
Orders of sale were granted to soil real
estate to Lewis T. Turner, guardian of
Winnifred B. Duckworth et al., minors, and
to Jordan F. Brooks, administrator of the
estate of Thomas Bateson.
The will of Aaron Roppard was admitted
to probate, and letters testamentary granted
Mrs. Augusta Flavia Hayward. The will
of Mrs. Margaret L. Farrell was probated,
and William G. Ferrell qualified as execu
B. A. Denmark and Samuel B. Adams
filed application as administrators of R. D.
Bogart* estate to sell real estate. Applica
tions were also filed to sell property by A\ T .
B. .Moll, administrator Ann Elizabeth Mell;
by M. H. Hopkins and Lewis R. Turner,
administrators uf Mathew Hopkins’ estate,
and by George F. Byrne, guardian of
Catharine E. Cahill, minor to sell a city of
Letters of guardianship were granted to
Joseph A. Logan in the estate of Agnes
Murtagh, minor, and to Mary J. Mongin
for AViiliam A. and Henry J. P. Hturto
Various annual returns of guardians,
administrators and trustees have been
placed on record.
RAIL AND CRO33TIE.
In the last three calendar years 38,140
miles of railway—almost equal to theeutiro
railway mileige of Great Britain—-were
built in the United States, an average of
9,380 miles a year. And yet thousands of
miles more will be added in 1889 and in
every following year for a long time to
The Harris Palatial Car Company, with
a capital of $1,000,000 has been organized
in Portland, Mo., to build oars under a
patont grantod to Louie J. Harris and
Arthur W. Crosslay, of Boston, the first
named being the inventor. The invention
consists of a combination of sleeping car
and parlor car, the berths being in tbe day
time located in pockets under the floor,
while at night they are quickly raisod into
position, the chairs taking their place in the
pockets under the berths.
Aug. 31, Wednesday—New England
Roadmasters’ Association, annual meeting
in Boston; Sept. 10, Tuesday—Roadmasters’
Association of America, seventh annual
convention at Denver, Colo.; Sept. 10, Mon
day—First Grand International Convention
of Brotherhood of Railway Conductors at
Los Angeles, Cal.; Sopt. 17, Tuesday—
American Association of General Passenger
and Ticket Agents, simi-anuual meeting
iu Atlanta, Ga.; September—Master Car
Painters’ Association, annual convention
The interstate commerce commission has
addressed a circular to all Railway man
agers asking information in regard to (1)
insurance or guarantee funds, provided for
employes; (2) eating or lodging houses for
trainmen when away from Home and read
ing rooms or other places of resort for em
ployes; and (3) provision for technical
education in the company’s shops in order
to train men for the service, systems of pro
motion recognized and rules to in
sure the competency of engineers ami
other trainmen. The commission at
the same time lias issued a similar circular
to organizations of railway men asking in
formation in regard to (1| insurance funds
and associations; (2) whethor the order in
sists upon any rules of apprenticeship, and
if so what; and (3) what grades of service
are recognized in the case of engineers and
conductors, the conditions of passing from
one to the other, etc. These are all im
portant practical topics, and the informa
tion which the commission will gather
from the replies to their cir
culars will undoubtedly be of
groat interest and value. Tbe inquiry will
direct greater attention to the study of
methods tending to increase the comfort,
security and efficieney of railway employes
and to promote tho stability of their rela
tions with the employing compauie-. The
Co-operation of railway managers and em
ployes with the national commission in
these and all other efforts to improve the
service may be, without doubt, relied upon.
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mediciue in use; not half so expensive as
pills aud a huudred times better. Sold
everywhere, in 35-ceut bottles only. Dose
I have been appointed sole agent for the sale
of the celebrated Ciiewacla Lime. This lime has
beuu sold in this market for tho last twenty
years, and is conceded to have given better sat
isfaction than any other lime. lam also agent
for Hoffman Kosendale Cement. English and
German l’ortlaud Cemeuts, Calcined Blaster
Plastering Hair, etc., which t can furnish in any
quantity and ou short notice. 1 keep on hand too
largest stock in the south of White Bine Doors
Bash. Him is. Builders’ Hardware, Paints O.ls'
Glass. Lubricating Oils, Packings of all kinds a
complete assortment of stea nboat und mill
supplies. Get my prices before purchasing
elsewhere. Estimates cheerfully furnished.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.
you get all the comforts of the high-’prioeid
hotels, and save from $1 to $3 per day.
Try it and be convinced.— Boston Jloine
Yacht Hats for Gent* andUoys now
opened at Nichols’, 128 Broughton.
AV.’R. Sofield of Darien la In town,
C. Menelas has returned to the city.
H. W. Reed of Way cross is in town.
C. A. Norton of Atlanta is in the city.
D. B. Overton is here from Brunswick.
J. A. McDuffie of Brunswick is in town.
J. D. AYilcox of Temperance is in tha city.
AV. B. Turner of Martin, S. C., is in the
Thomas Noll came down from Griffin yes
Mrs. C. Reinach of Birmingham is at the
C. AV. Stegall came up from Thomasville
William M. Hitt came up from Amerlcus
C. 8. Connerat returned from the north
J. R. Andrews of Fort AVhite, Fia., is at
R. 8. and W. D. Molver of Brunswick
are in the city.
H. H. and T. R. Peeple3of Peeples, 8. C.,
are in the city.
W. N. Woodward came up from Way
J. F. Hanson of Hazelhurst was in the
Col. James Atkins went north on the City
of Augusta yesterday.
Mrs. A. S. Arnold of Allendale stopped at
the Screven yesterday.
Dr. Bulloch left for the north yesterday
on the City of Augusta.
Mrs. AV r . P. Bailey and Mrs. J. M. Hender
son went north yesterday.
D. L. Roberts left for New York yester
day on the City of Augusta.
Sheriff Mills and James A. Lee of Screven
county were in town yesterday.
Maj. AV. F. Shell man and family re
turned from the north yesterday.
Franklin Johnston and wife,of Hampton,
8. C., are guests of the Marshall.
Charles Peyser of Ocala, Fia., was iu the
city yesterday on his way north.
Rev. C. C. Prendergast left for the north
yesterday oa the City of Augusta.
A. M. Glover came back from the ’north
yesterday on the City of Savannah.
Mrs. Maurice Deitseh has returned from
the Suwannee Sulphur Springs, Fla.
Thomas Mead and Isaac Hollingsworth of
Screven county were in the city yesterday.
Miss Amelia Bolev was a passenger on the
City of Augusta for New York yesterday.
J. M. White, F. F. Fowler and A. D.
Sayre came over from Montgomery yester
Col. B. H. Palmer and AY. AV. King of
Lake City, Fla., were at the Harnett yes
C. A. L. Cunningham and H. M. Comer,
Jr., returned from the north yesterday on
the City of Savaunah.
Mrs. C. S. Richmond left for the north
yesterday on the City of Augusta to spend
the balance of the summer and the fall.
Dr. S. A. AVhite returned from the north
yesterday. He has been attending the
American dental convention at Saratoga.
AV. N. Malone and wife and Miss Susie
Mu id of Birmingham were passengers on
the City of Augusta for New York yester
Lieut. O. M. Carter left yesterday on the
City of Augusta for the north. His head
quarters for the next mouth will be in New
Rev. Charles H. Strong and family left
for the north yesterday on the
City of Augusta. They will be gone until
after the convention of tho Episcopal
church in Now York in October, which Mr.
Strong will attend.
F. Clarkson, well known on the Bay,
will remove from Savannah to Jackson
ville, as by a trade consummated yesterday
he has disposed of his interest iu the firm of
Biodgett, Moore & Cos., oil and naval stores,
to Blodgett & Moore, and Mr. Clarkson and
Air. Gerow.vvho acted as mayor of Jackson
ville during the epidemic, have purchased
the interest of Blodgett & Moore in their
branch store at Jacksonville.
AT THB COURTS.
Gossip Picked Up Here and There
in the Court Rooms.
There was but one case heard in the supe
rior court yesterday. Judge Falligant re
fused the iujunctiou prayed for and dis
missed the motion of plaintiff in the case of
O. C. Lemon vs. E. A. Fulton. The motion
was for the appointment of a receiver and
injunction pending the petition for a fore
closure of am irtgage. The petitioner was
represented by Isaac Beckett, and Fulton
was represented by J. R. Saussy.
Among tho cases before Mayor Schwarz
yesterday were the following: Cnarles
Goveu (colored), assaulting and eu;ting
Isaac Townsend (colored) in Crawford
square Saturday afternoon, 815 or thirty
days; Handy Young (colored), sleeping
under the market steps and vagrancy, sls
or thirty days; T. Olsen, drawing a knife
on John Kelly, 810 or twenty davs; Charles
Martin (colored), pointing a pistol at Annie
Flowers and Florence Washing, and at
tempting to cut Lillie Johnsou Sunday
night, S3O each or two months. The rest
were drunks and disorderlies, whose fines
footed up in the aggregate SO4.
Frank Screven (colored), charged with
misdemeanor by Julia Washington, was
given an examination yesterday in Justice
Russell’s court, and in the absence of the
prosecutor, who it is said is in South Caro
lina, the case against Screven was dis
Thomas Halter, who assaulted George
Green and Louise Adams on Barnard street
not long ago, was prosecuted vesterday in
Justice Sheftail’s cou-t by the Adams
woman for false swearing. Halter swore
out a warrant against her for misdemeanor.
He gave bond and was released.
You Who Lead Sedentary Lives
Will find great relief from constipation,
headache and nervousness, by Simmons
Liver Regulator. It is a simple, harmless,
vegetable compound, sure to relieve you.
Persons of sedentary habits often suffer
with kidney affections. If they would
maintain the strength of tho digestive
organs a>id improve the quality of the
blood by takiug tho Regulator'it would
estore the kidneys to health und vigor.
A Ravenous Lion at Bay.
A hungry lion is commonly considered a
most dangerous customer, and natural im
pulse is to stop him in his deadly career.
Impure blood is a ferocious and pitiless foe
dashing through the arterial system of the
human body, destroying the' health and
sapping life itself. It comes hydra-like in
many-beaded inipetuousaess, as Rheuma
tism, Scrofula, Ulcers, Scald Head, Gout,
Syphilis, or that dread nightmare of con
tent, Dyspepsia. P. P. p. (Prickly Ash,
Poke Hoot and Potassium) is the valiant
rescuer who comes to our aid, and replaces
health triumphantly on its throne. Women
who are worn down and discouraged, have
found P. P. P. an invaluable tonic, regain
ing colui, appetite anil strength and forever
after accord to this magic restorer, a credit
and gratitude acquired by few medicines
fry it and see if it lias not beeu rather
under-rated than over rated—All druggists
Sparkling. Pure, Dellclouu.
The great Roobe.-,ter Beer is conceded in
New York where all Beers are sola to be
superior to them all, and as the par excel
lence of a healthy, palatable and delicious
article. For sale by all first class grocers
and bars. e
Made only by the li chaster Brewing
Company of Rochester, N. Y„ aud sold
only in bottles. For sale by John Lvons
& Cos., J. McGrath, 8. W. Branch, W G
Cooper, Moehleubrock & Dierks and John
This powder never varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and wholesoineness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be
sold in competition with the multitude of low
test, short weight alum or phosphate powders.
Sold only in cans. Royal Basing Powder Cos.,
106 Wall street. New York.
THB MARTYRED SENTINEL.
A Story of Fort Sumter During the
Terrible Siege of 1863.
From the Augusta (Go.) Chronicle.
Casabianca, famous in song and story,
was no greater hero than the Augusta boy
who laid down his life on the walls of Fort
Sumter, aud the story of whoso bravo
death has uever before been written.
Iu 1803 the Twelfth Georgia battalion
was ordered to Fort Sumter as the garrison
of that beleaguered fortress. Day iffter day
the land i atteries aud war ships of the
enemy were pouring their murderous fi-e
into the fort, and the walls were crumbling
beneath the incessant battering of shot and
shell. Men carried their lives in their
hands who were exposed for a moment, and
the service was so exacting that the same
troops could not be kept long on duty there.
Every night a u.a.i was detailed to stand
on the wails of the fort and watch the guns
of the enemy. From his post he could see
the shells as they came screaming through
the air, and it was his duty to cry “Look
out!" to tho men below when one came along
which would fail iu the fort. As soon as
daylight came this sentinel was removed, as
it was certain death to stand there when the
enemy had sufficient light to train their
guns. Tne federal cannoneers had had days
of practice, and had their guns so perfectly
trained on the fort that they cut down the
flag staff three or four times every day.
But always there were brave volunteers
ready to hoist the cherished colors again,
and it mattered not how often they were cut
down, they were always promptly and defi
Among the members of the Twelfth
Georgia battalion was Henry Castleberry
of Augusta. A mere lad of 17, the early
dawn of young manhood was hardly ap
parent on his cheek. But though a slignt
young stripling he had the heort of a hero
in his breast, and he never quavered before
the full duty of a man. Young Castleberry
was detailed as sentry on the wall of the
fort. All night Img he stood at his post,
crying out his warning “Lookout” to the
men in the fort. At length the streaks of
early dawn appeared in the east, and the
trim figure of ttie young sentinel was clearly
outlined against the sKy. No orders had
been issued permitting him to come down,
and with unquestioning discipline aud
fidelity he stood at bis post.
The captain of the guard had been drink
ing, and had neglected to issue the neces
sary order. It was sure death to remain
there after it grew light enough for the
enemy to train their guns, and already they
were opening fire on the lone sentry.
“It was not according to the regulations
of the fort to keep a man there after day
light,” said my informant, “and 1 was sure
there was some mistake. I did not want to
see the brave boy torn by the enemy’s
shells wheu there was no reason for it, and
I sought out the captain aud asked him to
order the sentinel from his post. But he
had been carousing, aud I could not im
press him with the necessity for his prompt
action. He was either insensible or indif
ferent to the boy’s danger, and my efforts
“By this time it was light, and the boy
had become a target for every gun on the
laud batteries and men-of-war. It was only
a question of a few minutes, but it was ab
solutely inspiring to see the unquestioning
aud unflinching way in which he looked
death in the face. Shells were bursting
every moment, and solid shot hurled past
the doomed boy. AVithout a tremor in his
voice came each time the warning ‘Look
“It was a scene I never shall forget.
There stood this boy, sacrificed to the dissi
pation of his commandingjofficer; fulfilling
an absolutely useless and unrequired duty,
yet standing at his post with an abs dute
disregard of the peril he was in. My blood
boiled at the needless sacrifice, but my
heart was thrilled with the heroism of the
' L'ok out! came in ringing tones from
the lad on the wall, as the shells were burst
ing about us, j looked up at the splendid
Vo i log fellow, and ho had nicked up several
pebbles and was tossiug them up one after
another and catching them first iu one
hand and then the other, as you have seen
a juggler toss knives. It was not senseless
bravado; it was not to show there was no
danger, for he knew death was present in
the bursting shells. He knew he could not
long survive the frightful fire which was
being directed at him, but he wanted to
show the enemy that the men they were
fighting did not quail in ttie presence of
deatn nor falter in the face of dutv ”
“The warning was cut short by a terrific
report. A shell had burst right over his
head. I looked up to the wall and the
heroic little sentinel was no longer at his
post. I sprang up the long stairs two at
a time, and then scaled the ladder to the
boy haii beeu blown a distance
ot eight feet ucross tho wall. Hu face was
terribly burned by the bursting shell.a piece
of which had entered his bodv, and his
clothes were on fire when I reached him
I put out the fire and lifted up the dead boy
m my arms to carry himdowu into the fort
but by this time the guns had beer leveled
at me, aud I was obliged to lav down the
body again As soon as there was a lull in
the firing I again nicked up the lad and
hurried across the wall to the head of tho
ladder, where I was met by several com
panions, who na-istod me down. Tho body
was sent to Charleston for interment.
Another lot of those beautiful Dongola
Kid Oxfords that wore admired so much
last season, now opened, price only $l5O and
-V. S. Nichols’, 138 Broughton street.
a a vice to Moellers.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little sufferer at once •
it produces natural, quiet sleep by reliov
“*l“® ebdd from pain, and the little cherub
awakes ns ‘bright as a button.” It is very
pleasant to taste. It soothes the child, soft
er.s the gums, aliays all pain, relieves wind
regulates the bowels, and is the best known
rent dy for diarrheas, whether arising from
aUittia ° r ° tCer CaUS * B ’ Twe “ty-flve cent.
M ildren ’ s Bhoa * chua P “ at Nichols’.
WOOD VNI) ( UAL.
WOOD &CO AL.
OF ALL KINDS.
DENIS J. MURPHY,
Office, 7. Drayton street. Citizens’ Bank Building.
_ , r ' u _ r>r>EN * bates s.
Our Fifth Annual ptco I
Sale, the most I
our experience, .m I
brougnt to a close tL or I
iSin| ntS of tm onha scot I
Pianos and Organs? ■
haA”e been thorouehtv u hlch ■
vated in our rem-r y , reGo ' I
must be closed ou t I
reasonable price Cash* ll7 I
ers will find great hnc bliy ' I
Those who haven’t cas’?n lns - I
venient can get as SJU'5 JU ' I
terms as they wish Tp asy I
who need instruments n-? 36 I
but are not ready fS S I
ones, can buy a second v, Uew I
for any style desired ite I
one wishes to trade fnr „ any fl
thing, from a I
Melodeon to a cw c ft and I
Grand Piano, we can I
him every time aa SUi * I
Our tuners are the best that money I
and experience can emnlov <> ur ’ I
pairers have been educated in the I JIT I
ing factories. Our “giant” mover! I
are expa ts in their line. Proba J! I
your Piano ne..ds attention uy,? S( J I
us your order. ‘ a I
* * * • • * a . I
FURNITURE AND CARPETS." 3
91 Bay Street
Our Stock is Not Estate! Yet.
\TELVET.Rody Brussels, Tapestry, Extra Stinr
V and Ingram Carpets, Art Squares, Brusdelj
Squares, Window Shades, bare Curtains. ““
nice Poles, Matting, Oil Cloth, Unoleum Stair
Linen, Upholstery Goods, Plushes, etc R:,™
and Mats. ** s *
Competent Workmen to Lay Gooli.
Barber Chairs. Commodes, Easy Chairs Cab
inets, Desks, Wardroiies. Sideboards, Rookeasos.
Mattresses, Pillows, Baby Carriages, Refrir.
erators, Bedsteads, Parlor Suits, etc., etc.
Price is a secondary consideration, as the goodj
Must Be Closed Out
Call early and get the pick. A choice lin®
of New Goods being added.
A. J. MILLER & CO,
CEOHA! &E OOJEH
137 BROUGHTON ST.
YITE have received during the past week tha
T Y following lines of seasonable goods:
50 pieces French finished Ratines, beautiful
styles aud c jlors, at 15c. yard.
Cliambrays and Ginghams
120 pieces Ohambrays.in plains, stripeds, solid
colors and m Iw side bands, at yard.
80 pieces tine Plaid and Striped Ginghams, ad
new tints an! styles, at 10c. yard.
100 dozen Hants’ Unlaundered Shirts, made
from good c‘ tton, linen bosom and bands, con
tinuous stay back and front, perfect fitting, aS
15 dozen Gents’ Uulaundered Shirts, plaitel
bosom, extra long and extra large bodies.
Can’t be matched anywhere less than sl. 4
sell them at “sc. each.
Umbrellas and Parasols.
300 Gloria Silk Umbrellas, grold mounted
bandies, at $1 50; would be cheap at $2 50.
A full line of finer grades in Gloria. PuritAa
and Twilled Bilks, in oxidized, silver and gold
mountings. , w ..
N. B.—A full line of Ladies’Lockstitch Muslin
CROHAR & DOONEPo
Stoves and Ranges,
ROOFS TINNED OR PAINTED. LEAKS
STOPPED, GUTTERS FIXED, Etc.
156 Congress Street,
DAVIS BROS. .
From the American Musician, Aeto V>'A
April <5. ..
THE experience of American
European pianomakers with ur.
von Bulow is that he is a man very '“V ■ '
please, with an uncontrollable habit °l ■’ ,i.
exactly and precisely what he thinks, espec
when he is displeased. n R
We will not refer to the warm eiilog'um .
von Bulow has expressed privately t®
friends, critics, musicians as to tne w,
piano, nor will we express any (
favorable opinion, which might, t
musical paper supported by Messrs, n” 8 •
expected ns natural, whether right or' C ]n
We will content ourselves with saying tu
whole New Y.,rk ureas and all the lnus ‘^ B fA. jn r
enthusiastic over the grandeur, the mag - I
intellectuality, the high musicianlv etarac e
Bulow’s playing, and we will draw fre Wla
fact the logical moral that to have eD ®" _ ~a
to produce such a result, such an effect uPP t
auditors, the Instrument he played on u jB
have been a masterpiece, and as an ia
the New York Stan truly says,
tha quality of Its sound, in its power a l ml 1 ~
onance, far surpassing all lik j l^‘jTyEE u>’!>,
MR. GEORGE MASTICX, the 55tl>
Name Drawn in Davis Bros.
Club No. 1.
42.44 and 46 BULL ST., SAVANNAH, GA