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Four Troops of the Fifth Georgia
The Hussars, the Two Liberty Troops
and the Wayne Troop to bo in Read
iness at 8 o’Olook To-night to Pro
ceed to the Scene of the Corbett-
Kltchell Fight and to Prevent Its
Taking Place in Georgia—Col. Gor
don in Communication With the
Governor at Waycross.
Gov Northen has ordered out the
Fifth Georgia cavalry, or a portion of it
to prevent the Corbett-Mitchell light
taking place in Georgia.
Col. Gordon received orders late last
night to have the available troops of the
regiment under marching orders at 8
o’clock to-night. He at once issued the
following orders to Capt. Barrne Gordon
of Troop A, the Hussars:
Headquarters Fifth Regiment Georgia
Cavalry. Savannah. Jan 23. 1*94. Order, No.
I. Under instructions from the governor you
will assemble your troop dismounted to mor
row (Wednesday,! at 8 p. m, in regimental
uniform (with overcoats or blankets,) armed
with carbines and pistols, with one day's
cooked rations, for 24 hours duty. If possible
you will provide each trooper with haversack
and canteen. By order of
A. S. Wat.
Captain and Adjutant.
To Capt. Belrne Gordon. Commanding A
FOUR TROOPS UNDER ORDERS.
Similar orders were issued to Capt.
Fraser, of Troop B, at Mclntosh: Capt.
Clarke, of Troop I. at Jesup, and Capt.
Hughes, of Troop E, at Johnston station.
The orders were telegraphed the com
manding officer of each troop
Capt. Gordon will issue orders to the
Hussars this morning to be in readiness
at their armory at 8 o'clock to night,
armed and equipped, to await
orders. The utmost dispatch will
be usedM in putting the troops
in readiness. The destination of the regi
ment is not known. Col. Gordon's orders
were to hold his men in readiness and to
await further instructions.
TO GUARD THE STATE LINE.
It is probable, m event there is any
likelihood of the light taking place, they
will patrol the state line. The points
whi h Gov. Northen has in view are
wher: the Florida Central and Peninsular
and Savannah. Florida and Western rail
ways cross the boundary lino and Cum
Col. Gordon was in communication with
the governor last night at Wa.vcroas, but
further than ordering the available troops
of theiregiment to he in rca iiuess, it is not
known what passed between them. There
is no mention in the regimental orders as
to the destination of the troops or the pur
pose for which they are called out. The
fact that they are ordered out dismounted
and in marching order with one day s ra
tions is sufficient to indicate the purpose
for which they are wanted.
THE JOBS MOSTLY PROMISED.
Collector Beckwith to Take Charge
on Receiving Hie Commission.
Collector-elect Beckwith is preparing
to take the reins of control at the custom
house. He has about made up the list of
his appointments and as soon as his nom
ination has been confirmed and he is no
tified his commission has been issued, ho
will forward his bond, which he has ar
ranged. The bond is 980.000 and his
•ureties are required to qualify for 960,000.
There has been a good deal of gossip as
to who will fill the subordinate offices.
Mr. Beckwith was asked yes'erday if he
had decided upon his appointments. “The
most of them” he replied. He is not
ready, however, to announce them until
he has received his commission. It is
stated to be pretty well settled
that Deputy Coilector Johnson will re
main either as statistical clerk
or as auditor. His long connec
tion with the custom house anti
his thorough familiarity with the
duties of the office are an inducement that
he be retained. Mr. Johnson was statis
tical clerk during Collector Wheaton's ad
ministration. Capt. Thomas H. Laird,
as already announced, is slated for Capt.
John Kiley’s place ns boarding officer.
Mr. Henry Greene will have one of the
clerkships, and it is understood Mr. Har
ry Haslam will also be given one of the
*1 ,500 jobs, either as auditor or statisti
cal clerk, whichever Mr. Johnson does
Mr. Beckwith has made no announce
ment as to his appointment of a deputy.
To-day is the last day of Collector John
son's term of office, lio will step down
and out to-morrow. Until Mr. Beckwith
is ready to take charge. Deputy Collector
Johnson will act as collector.
WORST COLD OF THE WINTER.
There Seems to Be No Doubt About
the Cold Wave This Time.
There seems to be no doubt whatever
about the cold wave this time, and Sa
vannah will catch it to-night or early to
The cold spell coming is the severest of
the season, that is. provided the wave
keeps up the intensity it has exhibited in
the northwest. The cold wave is grad
ually moving down the eastern sloi>e of the
Rocky mountains and has increased in in
tensity to such an extent that it has be
come the severest cold wave of the season.
The temperature ut Bismarck. N. D.,
last night was 22* below zero, at North
Platte, Neb., 30° below, at Omaha. 14° be
low, at St. Paul. 10° below and 4° Delow
zero at Kansas City. The cold wave lias
caused severe freezing weather through
out the lake region, Illinois,
Missouri, and Western Arkansas.
A high pressure or cold wave is now
drifting in from the section north of the
Ohio river, and the temi>erature will ex
perience a considerable fall between now
and to-morrow morning. For to-day the
forecast promises threatening weather,
rain, easterly winds, shifting to north
west and increasing in force, with de
cidedly colder weather by to-morrow
MASHED HIS FACE.
Two Motormen Engage in a Row, in
Which a Policeman Takes Part.
W. J. Britt and H. D. McLendon, two
Electric railway motormen, engaged in a
little pugilistic bout at Price and Gwin
nett streets, last night, in which the
Marquis of Queensberry rules didn’t cut
Britt was under the influence of liquor,
and the first round consisted in his tiring
a few “cuss” words at McLendon which
the latter didn’t relish. McLendon in true
Corbett style punched Britt, but in the
third round Britt was on top, and Mc-
Lendon lay sprawling on the ground
with his antagonist hammering away at
The fight might have resulted more
seriously had not a Governor Mitchell in
the shape of a policeman taken a hand in
the fourth round and "put a stop to the
fight.” The belligerent motormen were
taken to the barrreks where they were
given sleeping room, and the fifth' rouud
will be refereed by Recorder Wilson this
You can t make anew arm with Salvation
hut you can cure the bruises with It. c.
GAME IN GREAT PLENTY.
Sportsmen in Clover Now—The Sports
Local sportsmen have been very suc
cessful in bagging large numbers of
ducks, quail and partridges in the last
few days. The game season is at its
hightand large quantities of birds are
now being shot very near the city. The
sport is largely indulged in and plenty of
game is brought home after each day’s
The weather is still too warm in the
north for snipe and woodcock, but the
sportsmen expect to see them here before
the month is out. Partridges and quail
are in great abundance and are selling
for about one-half the price they brought
this time last season.
A number of northern sportsmen
passed through Savannah recently
on their way to Southwest Georgia, where
they had a most successful hunt, killing
more birds than they could dispose of
-Mr.-George Nicoll. a former resident of
Savannah, and Mr. John Elton, of Water
burp. Conn., with a party from here,
bagged large quantities of game on a re
ceui hunt, aud they report that game is
more plentiful than it has been in years.
There is a large membership of the State
Sportman's Association in Savannah, who
are enthusiastic over the meeting to be
held here Feb. 28.
Among the most important matters to
be brought before that meeting is that to
induce the next legislature to enact laws
looking to the better protection of game,
and to prevent the pot hunters from in
terfering with their sport. Sportsmen
from all over the state will be at the
meeting, which promises to be an inter
esting one. Every man in Georgia who
hunts or fishes is eligible to membership,
and Secretary Brown of the association
strongly urges every one to be present at
GOOD FOR SOUTHWESTERN.
The Earnings of That Road Over
9242,000 for Six Months.
Receiver Comer's quarterly report,
which, together with his last quarterly
report made to the court last November,
will be practically a semi-annual report,
will be made up and ready for publication
within a few days, and it is said will
make a remarkably good showing for the
The statistics have not all been gathered
yet, but Receiver Comer said yesterday
that the report would show 953,000 addi
tional net earnings for the Southwestern
for the month of December alone.
This, together with something over
9189,000, earned by the Southwestern
during the five months next preceding
December makes over 9242,000, or nearly
a quarter of a million net earnings for the
Southwestern in the six months ending
Dec. 31, 1898. If this business is kept up
it means that the Southwestern railroad,
as a part of the Central system, can earn
net in twelve months nearly half a million
dollars. With this showing at the end of
the fiscal year, there will be no trouble
about reorganizing it on a sound basis,
and, it is said, one which will, no doubt,
give the stockholders much more than if
they should attempt to withdraw from
the Central and pay their pro rata of the
tripartite indebtedness by putting a
heavy mortgage on their road.
The showing which will be made by this
quarterly report being such an excellent
one will no doubt have much to do with
the plans of reorganization which are now
forming in New York. It is said that sev
eral of them are under way, and it is not
long before some reorganization announce
ments will bo forthcoming.
SHOT BY HIS BROTHER.
Thomas Zipperer Seriously Wounded
While Hunting Wildcats.
Drs. R. G. and W. E. Norton amputated
the right arm of Thomas Zipperer, a 15-
year old boy, at his father’s hotnshon the
Monteith road, fifteen miles from Savan
nah, yesterday morning.
Young Zipperer was out wildcat hunt
ing, with his brother John, Monday night
The two boys became separated about
midnight and John, hearing something in
the bushes near him, tired, lodging a
charge of buckshot in his brother's arm.
Some of the buckshot also went into
his side, breaking a rib, and one
shot penetrating the right lung. The
wounded boy was taken to his home near
by and Drs. Norton summoned imme
diately. They found it necessary to am
putate the arm three inches below the
A rib was also resected and the bullet
which had passed through the lung was
extracted. Young Zipperer bore the op
eration well, and was in good spirits at its
conclusion. His condition, however, is
very serious, as there is danger of pneu
monia setting in, and also of blood poison
from the wounded lung. His brother was
in great distress over the accident.
PLENTY OF TRAMPS.
Their Headquarters at the Charleston
and Savannah Railroad Junction.
The report comes to the city that there
are plenty of tramps in the neighborhood
of the Charleston and Savannah and Cen
tral railroad junction. One party who
came into the city yesterday stated that
he saw some fifteen or twenty of them
when he passed there, among whom were
several negroes, but most of them were
whites. If a raid could bo made on them
by the county authorities and a dozen or
more of them sent out to the gang, there
would probably be more progress made
on the Casey canal work. There are
plenty of these gentlemen with more
leisure than they know what to do with
loafing around the city and the suburbs,
and no bettor place could be found for
them than the new Casey canal.
LET OFF WITH A WARNING.
Recorder Wilson Dismisses a Couple
of Whiskey Cases.
J. L. Moore, the man arrested
on Sunday night with a bot tle of whisky
in Lis pocket, and who piloted Policeman
Kavanaugh to two stores where he
thought he had been drinking, was un
able to state positively in the recorder's
court yesterday if Henry Muller and
Charles Nicholas, the two grocerymen
whom he caused to be placed on the in
formation docket, wore the guilty par
Recorder Wilson, after hearing
a number of witnesses, dismissed both
cases, telling the store keepers that they
had a very narrow escape, as he was
firmly of the opinion that they had both
violated the ordinance, but there was not
sufficient evidence to convict.
In Olden Times
People overlooked the importance of per
manently beneficial effects aud were sat
isfied with transient action; but now that
it is generally known that Syrup of Figs
will permanently cure habitual constipa
tion. well informed people will not buy
other laxatives, which act for a time, but
fiually injure the system.—ad.
At the Musin Concert.
The piano used at the Musin Concert on
Monday night was the justly celebrated
Stein way—kindly loaned by Ludden &
Bates Southern Music House.
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs.
We have a limited supply of eggs which
we will sell for the next day or two at
170 a dozen, every egg guaranteed to be
fresh. Est. S. W. Branch.—ad.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1894.
RELICS OF A BRAVE HERO
Two Barrels ol Stonewall Jackson
Jcdals Found in Savannah.
Unearthed in the Corner of the Old
Lamar Warehouse Used as a Confed
erate Storehouse During the War.
Their History Uncertain Where
They Came From and How They
Came Here a Matter of Conjecture
So Far—The Probable Disposition of
Quite an historical find was made In
Savannah a day or two ago. It was noth
ing more nor less than two bushels of
Stonewall Jackson medals, which have
been lying hidden away in the corner of a
warehouse for over a quarter of a cen
tury. How old the medalsiare, or how
long they have been there are questions
yet unsettled. Nobody has yet
been found who can give any
account of the purpose for which
the medals were intended or
the reasons for their being in Savannah
or how long they have been here, or
how they came to be here.
So far the consensus of opinion among
those best posted on such subjects, is that
the medals were brought to Savannah just
at the close of the war, when everything
was in great confusion, and were hidden
away to prevent their falling into the
hands of the federal officers.
LOST SIGHT OF IN THB CONFUSION.
In the exciting events which followed
the close of the war the medals are sup
posed to have been entirely forgotten, or
that the persons who knew of their
presence have died or were killed in the
last days of the struggle. Evidently the
medals were not intended for this point
originally, and their being here was prob
ably known to only a few.
There is good authority for the belief
that the medals are all or a part of a con
signment from Paris, ordered struck by
the officers of Stonewall Jackson’s com
mand. shortly after the death of their
great leader, for distribution among the
members of his command. How they
came to be in Savannah is the puzzling
The medals were found in the office of
the old Lamar warehouse adjoining the
Baltimore steamship wharf, by Mr.
Newell West, a member of the firm of J.
B. West & Cos., which has charge of the
A CONFEDERATB WAREHOUSE.
This warehouse in common with others
in the same neighborhood •was used by
the confederate government for storing
arms and supplies. It was here that the
Fingal, the first British steamship to ar
rive in Savannah after the declaration of
war with arms and supplies unloaded
her cargo. The Fingal was commanded
by Capt. Edward C. Anderson. She was
hemmed in hero by the blockaders and
dnding it impossible to get out, she was
cut down and converted into the confed
erate ram Atlanta. There were numer
ous other blockade runners that unloaded
their cargoes at this wharf during the
four years of the war, though blockade
running was not carried on to a great ex
tent at this port on account of the posses
sion of the forts near the mouth of the
river by the federals.
For a number of years after the war
the warehouse was used by the Lamar
press, which was afterwards consolidated
with the Savannah Cotton Press Asso
WHERE THE MEDALS WERE FOUND.
The warehouse has been used since for
storage purposes. A small office is
partitioned off at one end next the river.
This has not been used for a number of
years. Appearances indicate that when the
cotton press company abandoned the ware
house a quantity of old stuff was stored
there to get it out of the way, and the of
fice was then nailed up. The barrels of
medals had probably been standing in a
corner of the warehouse, and were placed
in the office with other rubbish, as it was
thought at the time. It is uot likely that
anybody connected with the warehouse or
tho cotton press knew what the bar
rels contained, as Capt. John R. F.
Tattnall, who has been connected with
the Cotton Press Association for many
years, was utterly unable to account for
the presence of the medals when told of
The idea occurred to Mr. T. N. West
recently, to enter the old office and see if
there was anything there which had been
damaged b.v the August storm.
TWO BARRELS OF THEM.
Two half rotten old barrels standing in
a corner attracted his attention. They ap
peared at first tocontaia nothing but old
rubbish. On further examination he
found this rubbish was made up of rot
ten cotton, paper, rusty tin cases and old
medals. Rubbing one of the medals up,
he was surprised to find it commemora
tive of Stonewall Jackson, bearing that
leader’s likeness on its face, and on the
reverse side a list of the battles in which
he was engaged.
Mr. West concluded he had made a find
of some interest and put several of the
medals in his pocket with the intention of
submitting them to older citizens, who
might be able to give some information as
to their moaning and value.
Several old residents who were partici
pants in the stirring events of Savannah's
history over a quarter of a century ago
were consulted, but none of them could
throw any iighton the subject. Noneof the
older employes of the wharf or of tho
Cotton Press Association could give any
idea as to how the medals came to be in
the warehouse or how loag they had been
A CLEW TO THEIR HISTORT.
Mr. William Harden, the librarian of the
Georgia Historical Society, was the
only person found who could
give any information at all.
A number of years ago a drayman, named
Nolan, found one of these medals on the
wharf, and, being curious to know some
thing further about it, took tho medal to
Mr. Harden- The latter knew nothing of
the medal or its history, but had a wax
impression made of it, which he sent to
Mr. Brock, secretary of the Confederate
Historical Association at Richmond, with
a request for such information as he
could give on the subject.
Mr. Brock’s reply gave the history of
He said that shortly after Gen. Jackson's
death the officers of his command, desir
ing to have some memorial of him, de
cided upon a medal which could be dis
tributed among the officers and members
of his celebrated division. The idea
of the medal was sketched
but I sent to an artist in Paris who drew
up a design which was engraved, and
from which a number of medals wero
CAME ABOUT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.
The medals were shipped to this country,
but arrived during the closing scenes or
the war, and in the general confusion
prevailing at the time were entirely iost
sight of. The medal found by Mr. Nolan
was donated to the Georgia Historical
Society, which still has it in its possession.
There is no doubt that the medals
discovered in the old con
federate store house are the
long lost Jackson medals described by
Mr. Brock in his letter to Mr. Harden
several years ago. The identification is
complete. Several scraps of French
newspapers were found in tho barrels
and also in tho backs of some of the
cases in which the medals had been
enclosed. There were also numerous
circular pieces of cardboard, evidently
the advertisement of the manufacturers,
giving nis name “Ch Massounet, Paris,
Rue du Faub. St. Denis 40." The
card also states that the man
ufacturer had been awarded
priies “Medallles Imperiales”
for his manufactures at the Paris exposi
tions. There is no date either on the
medal or on the card. The word "impe
riales,’’ however, fixes the time of their
manufacture as during the reign of Napo
leon HI., who occupied the throne of
France during the civil war.
TWICR THE SIZE OF A DOLLAR PIECB.
The medals are about twice the size of a
silver dollar. On one side is a raised
figure intended as a portrayal of the head
of Gen. Jackson with the inscription
“Lieut. Gen. T. J. Jackson, Stonewall.
Born 1821. Died 1863.” On the
other side is a list of the
battles in which Gen. Jackson
participated, “Kernstown, Front Royal,
Middletown, Winchester, Strasburg. Har
risburg, Port Republic, Mechanicsville,
Cold Harbor. White Oak Swamp, Mal
vern Hill, Cedar Mountain and Manas
sas” occupying the center in the order
named. On a scroll around the wreath
the following are inscribed: “Bull
Run, Sudlcy, Harper's Ferry, Shepards
town, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness,
Antietam, Martinsburg, Chantilly.”
The scroll and wreath spring from a
mass of arms at the bottom, under which
are the words “Deo Vindici.”
The workmanship of the medal is very
good, but the likeness of Gen. Jackson is
very poor and might easily be taken for
that of Abraham Lincoln. The metal ap
pears to be a composition of nickel and
copper. The medals are badly corroded
however, some being of a golden yellow
and others as white as silver. Only a few
aro in good condition, the greater number
being incrusted with rust and other ac
cumulations. Most of them could be put
In good condition, however, by a person
experienced in cleaning metals.
INJURED BT THE AUGUST STORM.
A Mobning News reporter examined
the find yesterday. During tho storm of
last August the water rose several feet in
the warehouse, thoroughly soaking the
medals and rotting their coverings. Had
it not been for this they might
have been recovered in fair condition.
The medals were evidently put up in
good style by the manufacturer. Some
of them were enclosed in plush-lined
cases. A greater number had been put
up in black tin cases with glass crystals,
like those of a watch, covering
the faces of the medal. A large
quantity had not been encased at all,
but were simply stacked up together like
rolls of silver dollars. Those in the cases
are tho best preserved, but the tin is
badly corroded. Some of them were
carried off by laborers around
the warehouse and distributed
through the town. They were snapped
up as relics by the old soldiers who came
across them, and now every old soldier
who has seen the medals is anxious to se
cure one. Mr. West has placed the medals
under lock and key. He intends turn
ing over the supply either to the
Georgia Historical Society, to be sold
for the purchase of new books or to the
Confederate Veterans’ Association, to be
disposed of for the benefit of the associa
tion. There Is no doubt that the medals
will be in great demand as relics. There
appear to be between 1,000 and 2,000 of
AT THE THEATER.
Lillian Lewis in Her New Play,
Lillian Lewis in “Goodbye, Sweet
heart,” was the attraction at the theater
yesterday afternoon and last night. The
theater was crowded at the matinee, and
after the performance Miss Lewisheld an
impromptu reception to over 200 ladies
There was a large audience at the night
performance, and everybody seemed de
lighted with the play and charmed with
tho pleasing and attractive actress.
Miss Lewis, with her simple, honest and
natural manner, won the hearts of men
and women alike. The tableaux, visions
and songs, and especially the storm scene,
were very effective.
“Goodbye, Sweetheart,” fills all souls
and minds with the goodness of good life.
Miss Lew-is danced a Mazurka verv
gracefully, and was applauded heartily as
she was also after some of her .pretty
scenes and sweet speeches.
She is fiercely jealous, but her jealousy
is comical, and all in all makes one feel
the better after seeing her play the part
not of the wretched woman, but a woman
who lives to bring love and happiness into
tho lives of those around her.
Mr. Charles L. Davis will bo seen to
night in “Alvin Joslin.’ The play abounds
in ludicrous situations, comical scenes,
nud ridiculous escapades, forming a pleas
ing relief from its exciting climaxes and
startling scenic and realistic episodes.
The scenery and stage effects are ample
and truthful, depicting high and low life
in New York city. While there is some
startling climax in every act, each scene
is replete with laughter, infecting pecu
liarities. The trade mark, 180 laughs in
180 minutes, is still prominent on the
Clara Morris, who will be in Savannah
wext week, tells a good story on Stuart
Robson. “Once, in New York,” she says,
“when a number of us were at dinner,
Mr. Stuart, one of the party, asked me
if I lost myself in the play.
I told him to wait until after
the play, and he would see if I lost
myself iu the role. We were very merry
at dinner, and Stuart, who had been
laughing uproariously, said: ‘You needn’t
think you can make me cry to-night after
seeing your mirth at this table.’ Well,
we went to the theater. The play was
‘Miss Multon.’ It has a very strong cli
max. The scene is very forcible. It
is brought to a close by Miss
Multon casting herself, or rather
falling upon tne floor, very nearly in con
vulsions. I fell down as usual.' I felt
every part acutely. M.v heart was beat
ing violently, and I was red with excite
ment. As I lay there I happened to look
at the box overhead. There I saw Stuart.
Even in my anguish I recognized him.
His nose was red from excessive weeping,
and 1 could distinctly see the tears chas
ing themselves down his cheek. I caught
his eye, and—yes, I will say it —gave him
a v ery decided wink. Ho was furious,
and made some remark. The audience
hissed him. and he went quietly to the
back of the box. He has always declared
that ho would never forgive me for that
* FOREST CITY'S FIRST SHOOT.
The Team for Next Week’s Match to
be Selected To-morrow.
The Forest City Gun Club will hold its
first practice shoot of the season at its
grounds on the White Bluff road to-mor
row afternoon. A large attendance of the
members of the club is desired, as the re
sult of the shoot will decide the team that
is to represent the club in the match with
Mr. J. C. Parker's crack northern team
W. M. Davidson, Jr., John Riedeman
and F. J. Jaugstetter have been appointed
a committee to make all arrangements
for the match.
Mr. Parker and his friends are now
hunting in Florida, but will arrive in Sa
vannah the latter part of the week. It
has not yet been decided whether the
match will take place Monday or Tues
Mr. Parker is quite well known to the
Savannah s|>ortsmen, having arranged
the interstate shoot which was held here
last year under the auspices of the Forest
City Guu club.
Positive economy, peculiar merit and
wonderful medicinal power are all com
bined in Hood’s Sarsaparilla. Try it.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report.
A LIFE OF ADVENTURE.
David Monney Was a Blockade Run
ner During the Civil War.
He Was at One Time a Well-to-Do
Merchant of Philadelphia, and Be
fore the War Had Amassed Quite a
Little Fortune in This City-Made a
Prisoner of War for Attempting to
Run a Blockade With a Load of Cot
ton—lt Was His Wish That He Be
Buried in the South.
David Monney, who was murdered on
Hutchinson’s Island last Friday night
just as he was about to enter the door of
his cabin, had a history of more than or
He had lived in Savannah ever since
the early part of the 60s, and was at one
time a wealthy man, though when his life
was suddenly terminated by the bludgeon
of the assassin, he was comparatively un
known. and few people living here were
aware of the strange mixture of romance,
adventure and misfortune that was com
bined in his career.
He was originally from Ireland, from
where he came to this country, landing in
Philadelphia, where he remained only a
short time before coming to Savannah.
A BLOCKADE RUNNER.
It was away bade in May, 1855, when
David Monney came to Philadelphia from
Londonderry, Ireland. There he tarried
but a short while, however, leaving for a
place in British America, and afterward
coming south to Savannah, where he en
tered into business. His success was such
that he acquired much property. Unfor
tunately about this time the civil war
broke out, and from this date began Mon
At the siege of Savannah, when Sher
man had made his famous march through
Georgia, much of Monney’s hard ac
quired property fell a prey to toe results
of war, and ho himself fell into the
hands of the union forces, who gave him
his choice of joining the army or becom
ing a prisoner of war.
Being an Englishman, however, and un
naturalized, the British consul secured
his release. Then seeing an opportunity
of recouping his shattered fortunes he
fitted out a vessel with a cargo of cotton
and attempted to run the blockade.
Again disaster overtook him, for he had
hardly got well out to sea before his ship
was captured by the federal cruisers.
TAKEN TO PHILADELPHIA.
Monney, with his crew, was taken to
Philadelphia and held as a prisoner.
Again, by the intercession of the British
consul there, he secured his liberty.
Shortly after this he secured a position
as superintendent of a big paper mill. So
well did he master every detail of that
large business that he was offered an in
terest in the concern if he would make
his permanent residence there. But Mon
ney's health was bad. The south had
irresistiblo attractions for him. and, be
sides tills, he still had considerable prop
erty hero, which he had saved from the
wreck of war, and in 1867 he left Phila
delphia for Savannah, where, with the
exception of yearly visits to Saratoga, he
had been ever since.
MET MANT MISFORTUNES.
His business at Hutchinson’s Island
since his second return lias been that of
boat building, in which connection he
also conducted a fishery, which was at
one time a profitable source of income.
Apparently matters ran smoothly with
him until the summer of 1893, when the
storm which struck the coast at that time
played great havoc with his business, des
troying much of his property. To add to
his misfortunes his eyesight began to fail,
when he transferred apart of the fishery,
together with a large number of boats, to
another person. The transfer was only
for a certain time, at the expiration of
which everything was to bo returned to
Monney. When the latter demanded
back his property it was not forthcoming.
So profitable had been the other mans
business that he declined to relinquish
anything. Monney then went to law,
and after a hard fight came out winner.
His murder and the finding of his dead
body close by the door of his island home
followed close upon these misfortunes.
LOVED THE SOUTH.
David Monney was unmarried. His
sister, Rebecca, who lives at 1627 Bain
bridge street, in Philadelphia, is some
three or four years his senior. For a long
time she had endeavored to persuade her
brother to go to Philadelphia to live,
but was never successful in doing so. The
last time she saw him alive was live years
She was greatly shocked when she re
ceived a telegram from Coroner Dixon,
of Savannah, notifying her of the killing
of her brother. This message was sup
plemented by a second message from
Capt. E. Fitzgerald, a friend of the dead
man, conveying the same information and
asking what he should do with the re
To a representative of the Philadel
phia Tithes Miss Money said: “It
was my brother’s oft-repeated re
quest that he should be buried
in the south. He always loved it; could
never bo weaned from it, and I have tele
graphed that he should be buried there.
I hope his murderer will be brought to
justice. He was a good and generous
man and deserved a better fate."
Monney’s body was buried here by Cor
oner Dixon last Monday, he having re
ceived instructions from the dead man's
sister to that effect. As yet the crime is
a mystery undone, which there seems to
be no possibility of unraveling. Themur
der was in all probability committed by
some thief, who wanted to avoid discovery
Death of Mrs. Spalding Kenan.
Mrs. Spalding Kenan, wife of Dr.
Spalding Kenan, of Darien, and mother
of Livingston Kenan, Esq., of this city,
died at her home in Darien, night before
last. Mr. Kenan learned of his mother’s
illness and left for Darien yesterday
morning but did not reach there until af
ter she died. A telegram was received
here after his departure announcing her
death. Mrs. Kenan was a woman of ster
ling worth and is mourned by a large cir
cle of friends and relatives
The chief dependence of those liable to sud
den colds is Or. Bull's Cough Syrup.—ad.
We have a choice lot of dressed tur
keys just in; come and see them, they are
cheaper than poor beef and much more
palatable. Est. S. W. Branch.
J. S. Keeling, of Philadelphia, Is at the
J. S. Patterson, of Cincinnati, Is at the
George P. Willey, of New York, is at
the De Soto.
Oscar Foster, of Baltimore, is stopping
at the Pulaski house.
Charles Yeatman. of New York, is reg
istered at the Pulaski house.
Mr. R. S. MacKenzie, of the United
States navy, is at the De Soto.
Maj. W. A. Wilkins and W. A. Wilkins,
Jr., of Waynesboro, are at the De Soto.
A. M. Young, Mrs. Young and Miss
Young, of Waterbury, Conn., are at the
R. G. Erwin, vice president of the Sa
vannah, Florida and Western railway, is
at the De Soto.
Mr. Anson King, who has been here for
some months past in the office of Mr.
Charles Robertson, has returned to his
home in Wilmington, N. C., on account of
the illness of his father.
Miss Marion Lester, a well-known
Enelish actress, accompanied by her
father and mother, is in the city, on her
way to Florida, where she will spend a
part of the winter before rejoining her
The infant daughter, Martha, of Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Connolly, of New Castle,
Pa., was christened at St. John's church
yesterday afternoon by Rev. C. H. Strong.
The sponsors were Mr. W. W. Rogers and
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. M.
Schroder complimented them last night
with a surprise party. The occasion was
the crystal wedding of the couple. Al
though much surprised, the party was
entertained in. splendid style, displaying
true German hospitality. The spacious
residence of Mr. Schroder, at No. 55
Huntingdon street, was lately finished
and was only occupied a few weeks ago.
A band had been secured by the visitors
and dancing was indulged in until a late
hour. The party consisted of about sixty
Some people begrudge the little money
that an Allcock's Porous Plaster costs,
and then when they are racked with pain
from a lame back, or from the soreness
arising from a cold, they will spend any
amount of money to relieve the pain. If
they only had one of these world-renown
ed plasters on hand they would be saved
a vast amount of suffering and be consid
erably richer. At the first sign of stiff
ness of the joints apply one of these plas
ters without any delay. The soreness
will be greatly relieved at once and soon
disappear entirely. It will be money
saved to have them on hand, to say no
thing of the comfort they bring.
Bhandreth’s Pills contain no irritating
New Orleans Kaoas.
Close finishes characterized yesterday’s
programme, and as the horses in the
various events appeared, equal specula
tion at the “Turf Exchange” was very
brisk, there was a big crowd at the pool
room all afternoon, most of them were
strangers, and judging by the number of
tickets they cashed they were well posted
in the horses. To-day’s programme is a
very good one, especially the handicap.
First quotation received every day at
1:30 city time.
The Corbett-Mitchell contest will be
described while it is in progress, at the
Turf Exchange. Admission free. Latest
quotations are posted. Entries and odds
on tho “Great American Derby” are also
up. O’Dell's Turf Exchange, No. 7 Dray
ton street, also entrance through Sulli
First Race—Three-quarters of a mile
Gleesome, 99: Adah L., 101; Miss Rica
103; Katie Darling, 103; Jim Hogg, 104;
Crevasse, 194; Masonic Home, 104; Loch
Leven, 104; Frank Gayle, 106; G. B. Cox,
Second Race—Five-eighths of a mile.
Benita, 92; Dollie, 99; Incommode 101-
Gratz Hanley, 101; Blue Eves. 1(M; Foot
runner. 104: Black Maria, 105; Sam Far
mer. 105; Jim Boyd, 105; Longbroeck, 105;
Little Fred, 105; Annie Collinsburg, 106-
Viola Belle, 106; Kindora, 108; Red Elm,
Third Race—Seven-eighths of a mile
Stella M., 102; Beatifice, 107; Wigwam,
110; Simrock, 110; Lombard, 110; Henry
Owsley, 110; Van Wart, 110: Wedgefieid,
110: Forest King, 110; Herman 110; Harry
Weaver, 110; Phelan Darlan, 110; Tenny,
Fourth Race—Three-fourths mile
Handicap. Readina, 97; Keno. 94; Susie
Nell, 95; Shiloh, 93; Coronet. 97; Bijur
111; Pousse Cafe, 102; John P., 98; Spring
a way, 100; Harry Weldon, 106; Belle P.
Fifth ‘Race—Mile and seventy yards
Virden, 98; Hattie Gant, 98; Ocean H 99-
Oak Forest, 101; Primero, 100; Last
Chance, 108; Oregon Cyclone, 103; Emma
Me, 105; Rover. 106; Sightdraft, 106-
Belle of Springfield, 107; Bret Harte, 109-
Miss Knott. 110; Uncle Frank, 120; Duke
of Milpitas, 120.—ad.
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the Krely Institute of Georgia, for the
cure of liquor, morphine, cocaine, tobacco
and cigarette habit, is in the city and can
be found at the Marshall House until 26th
Inst., p. m. He will be pleased to furnish
all information, and will all at residence
when desired. Consultation free.—ad.
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