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Remembrances of the Statesman by a
Veteran Journalist.
Nrw York, April 31.—Without possibly
Intending it, Roscoe Conkling was always
on parade. From the waist up bo was a
strikingly handsome figure. From bis waist
down he was rather meager Iv equipped.
His legs were out of proportion with the
rest of iiis body, and looked shaky, so much
eg that when lie walked the upper portion
of his body almost seemed to be dragging
the rest of him after him. Hike all men of
profound convictions, he was apt to bo dog
matic in their assertion, and it was difficult
for him to regard, wit h any degree of tol
erance, opposition or contrary argument.
1 have noticed w ith some surprise that the
press, since his death, have dwelt upon his
retirement from the Senate as the mos dra
matic episode of his life.
It was perhaps the most influential act of
his career.
It was certainly the hinge on which his
entire future turned. It put him absolute
ly behind the bar of preferment,
and although President Arthur did his best
to conciliate him and to reintroduce him to
the foremost rank of influence by nominat
ing him to the Chief Justiceship for the
United States, the generally accented be
lief was tha; Conkling’s public career wns
closed. Far more dramatic than lus quiet
leaving of the (Senate chamber was bis
magnificent presence in the Chicago con
vention, when, ns chef of the famous iiOi
third-term Grant men, he stood, the center
of applauding enthusiasts, for an hour and
a quarter, unable to make his voice heard
lei end the limits of the rei>ortcrs' table on
w hich he sin. el.
What a memorable occasion!
IVhat a mag iflcmt audience, wt at an
inspiring scene. Conkling was chairman
of the New York delegation. He stood
tall, s me five feet ten or eleven, and bore
himself always with conscious dignity,
standing, when befo e an audience, as
thouglßhe were carved iu marble, particu
lar about the position of is teet, and
thoughtfully careful about the pr.se and
angles of his body. He wns conspicuous in
ali public assemblages, and on t his occasion
be was made the text for regular daily ap
plauding recognition. When he entered
the hall, at the head of the New York
delegation, the galleries invariably burst
foi th with hurrahs and clappings. The
Western men, who did not care to have
Conkling’s <treat scheme succeed, and
who believed they had had all they cared
for of a gr neral in tho chair of state, se
lected Gai field as their hero, and, when the
Ohio delegation entered the hall, the ap
plause given Garfield, Us chairman, was
mst as great as that given Conkling when
he entered at the head of Ins delegation. It
has ahvavs been a question in my mind
whether Conkling had c .Deluded, prior to
the beginning of the balloting, that Grant
was not the choice. It has always seemed
to me that he intuitionally understood that
the end bad come, and t hat Ui.i defiance, and
the bitterness of his memorable talk, sprang
from the conviction that no matter w hat he
said the end was foreordained, the verdict
was virtually rendered. The audience
numbered not less than 13,000
people, and it has lx on estimated that there
were 15,000 in the rink. Garfield had
named what was facetiously called his man,
Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Joe hail misnamed
his man Mr. Blaine, and New York was
called for by thou ands upon thousands
anxious to hear the iruf n-s.oiled eloquence
winch they knew could tie with difficulty
restrained, and Conkling strode proudly to
the platform. Standing on a reporters
table, holding a dainty cambric handker
chief iu his nervous hand, ho looked the
audience over. An inspiring scene. Breath
le-s with expectancy li e great multitude
sat i Ushetl, waiting, and then with a voice
cleat- a- the tone of any bell, the speaker
“When asked what State he halls from,
Our sole respoa-e shall lie.
He conies from Appomattox
And its famous apple tree.”
That settled it.
That settled it. for the next hour and a
quar er, during which time, as though pan
demonium it--elf had broken loose, the
audience reared an-i shouted, screamed and
veljc’l, while the hero of the day stood pa
tient, waiting for his cha: ce. After the
nomination of Garfield, which Conkling
saw- wax coming, so much so that ho wrote
a hue of sarcastic congratulation on the
margin of a newspaper and passed it to him
as ho sat tom.- ten or twelve benches in tho
rear, New Y rk was offered, as a sop, the
Vice Presidency. Conkling argued,
threatened, stormed, insisting that New
Yoi k could not lie bought nor bribed. Tho
position was offered to Levi P. Mort- in, and
Mr. Morton, had heco isuited his own de
sire, would • ave accepted it, ami had he
done so how the course of politics would
have changed, for at Garfield’s death Mor
tem. not Arthur, would have been President,
and the entire complexion of New York
politics, aud therefore national politics,
would have been as different to what it
soon became as light is different from da k
ness. But Morton declined, at Conkling's
behest. It was then offered to Chester A.
Arthur, Conkling's nearest and dearest
friend. With him Conkling pleaded
long and earnestly, but, as Arthur sub
sequently 'aid, “This is one chance of a
lifetime. Why should I, for the gratifica
tion of a pique, now that Grant is removed
from all possibility of nomination, sulk in
my tent, and del ino to accept so significant
an honorf’ The remit we know, but one
of the bitterest resfilts, minor, was a lack
of cordiality, a lack of interest, almost a
breaking off of personal intercourse, and
Anally a bitter toeling, a quarrel almost
between the two, which was never made
p, a breach which was never healed.
Ihiring the long waiting weeks, when Gar
field suffered agonies untold, Conkling was
a gqest in the Oriental Hotel. At
that Time Vico President Arthur was
there. So were Senator Don Cameron,
(den. John A. Logan, Senator Thomas C.
Platt. Emory A. Storrs, Senator Jones, of
Nevada, and other men we.l-kn >wn in pub
lic life. Conkling had never cored for Gar
field specially, but he was one of the most
ardent sympathizers in the terrible strain
to which he was subjected, and anxiously
noticed the tenor of every bulletin, know
ing very well that, in toe not remote future,
his old-time friend and ally, would become
the ch.ef executive of the nation, aud
therefore the bend of tho great party which
placed him there, i saw much of C inkling
prior to this during the Indiana campaign,
when everything trembled, as it were, in the
balance, and it wvs a que tiou whether
G irtielu's western strength w as sufficient to
overcome English’s money bags and pro
•urn and influence in the State of his resi
There was a hotel in Indianapolis called
the New Denison, and there C'ankling was
made to feel at homo, there being with him
Senator Dorsey, Mr. John C. New, George
Gorham and u large party of subordinate
Republican leaders i:i t o West. It was
bard work to make Conkling forgot his bit
terness ot feeling. harder almost than to
mnko him f- rget tiis disappointment at the
non renoinlnation of his friend umi chief,
and when be went to Indianapolis, unit
thence radiated through the State, and to a
certain extent through the We.-te. n States,
It was noticed that ho never alluded
to name of either candidate, but
confined himself almost en
tirely, in all his speeches, to nil elucidation
of his views, and the views of the Republi
can party, in re poet of the tariff, aud con
tenting himself also with reminding the
country of the significant services done to
the nation by the partv whose candidates he
hoped would be elected. No figure has of
late years been more familiar on Broadway
or Fifth avenue, in certain of our riubs,
and especially l.t the cafe of the Hoffman
House, t iiu that of Roscoe Conkling. He
wns a kindly disposed man and not
half so prom so austere, so
haughty, as peonle judged him. His
manner was against him. It almost
seemed as though he feared a belittlement
ol judgm-nt. He s|x>lre and acted as
though scenting danger, os though fearing
a trap. He ignored social claims in a re
markable degree. 1 never saw him in tbe
Opera House, save on two or three occa
sions, when he called to pay his respects to
his client, Mr. Pulitzer, with whose family
he made a party now and then. He was by
no means an habitual theatergoer. He we t
out of his way very markedly, at the time
of the New York Press Club benefit, when
one of tho members of tbe club de
livered a lecture, which netted
$8,900 to the burial fund, to show
his regard for the boys. He pur
chased and occupied a proscenium box, and
did much to encourage the lecturer and tbe
audience by his considerate attention, and
doubtless sincere courtesy. Conkling had a
fund of annecdote and story which served
him well on the platform, in the courts and
among friends in ordinary intercoui’so. He
didn’t care to go to public dinners, and it
was a very rare thing to find hi in in any
public assemblage unless he was there as
the figure-head, it is a mistake to suppose
that he will lie missed from the political
arena, for lie was not of it, nor hail he beau
since th i day ho found himself a defeated
candidate for re-election; nor do 1 think
he will tie s gnificantly missed from our
courts. Certainly he will not be missed from
society. He earn! less for social intercourse
than any innn I ever saw, and it would lie
a lasting mistake if the public at large wi-re
to j dge of his intimacies, by the names
upon the cards left for him at the hotel
during his last illness. He was not ft s>-
clable man, and he was n .t given to enter
tainments. He was fond of his books and
athletic snorts, an I particularly o long
walks. Hi. last long walk u-e l him up.
Had ho not been determined, by unusual
exertio- , to overcome the very elements
themselves, to-Jay he would be among us,
alive and well, aud not the subject of idiotic
paragraphs and twaddling c damns written
by men in and wanting to loosen even ' the
la tchet of liis shoe. Howard.
A Street to be Opened Along the
Water Front—Sunday Closing.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 21.—The
project of opening a street along the water
flront 80 foet wide from the foot of Hogan
street to the old Fernandina and Jackson
ville railroad depot now seems likely to
succeed. The largest and majority projxirty
hoid -rs to-day pledged as-istance and have
given a right-of-way, and will also eon
tribute cash. A bulkhead will be built on
the water side the entire length and track
laid down. Iu a sanitary and business point
of view it will bo the grandest improve
ment ever attempted here.
The Mayor gave orders to-night to
strictly enforce the ordinance in regard to
Sunday closing, and to-morrow cigar, paper
an I fruit stands, barber-shops and every
thing, except drug-stores, will be closed.
Capt. P. ii. Haitian, of the steamer Mas
colt, and Miss Alice T. Brennan, of Phila
delphia, were married to-day at the Catho
lic church by Father Kenny. After a pri
vate it-coption at Capt. Fitzgerald’s they
left on the evening train for Cuba.
The Citizens Give a Reception and the
Squadron Prociprocatea.
Pensacola, Fla., April 21. —The recep
tion given by the Florida Club last evening
was largely attended by the officers of the
North Atlantic squadron, and by a large
number of citizens. A reciprocal reception
was tendered the citizens to-day on board
the flagxuip Richmond. The hours set were
from 3 to 5 o’clock this afternoon.
1 lie spring regai ta ended with yesterday's
races. Most of the visitors engaged steam
ers and spent to-day on the snapper lianks,
many of Uiem making splendid catches. It
is rumored that Lieutenant, Commander
Gibtou, now in charge of the Pensacola
navy yard, has been detached from his
present jiost.
Midvllle Mention.
MIDVILLE, Ga., April 21.—The Emanuel
County Court adjourned last evening alter
a week’s session. Quite a number of cases
were disposed of, but none of great impor
A sensation was created among tho col
ored people of this place yesterday by un
expected developments made by a Justice
Court trial, in a case of burglary at G. D.
Drew’s store, which occurred several weeks
ago. Several negroes were cornered in
close places, but it finally resulted in all
being released except two, Robert Beasiy
and Wi liam Johnson. Beasiy was locked
up for further investigation, and Johnson
was released on bond.
Columbus Chapters
Colttmbus, Ga., April 2t.—Rev. Thomas
W. Darley, in charge of the City Mission,
has been appointed by Bishop Key to fill an
important va ancy at Starke, Fla. He
will leave at once.
In the Russell County Circuit Court to
day Wesley Brinkley and Wis aud Taylor
Thweatt, colored, were tried on a chan-oof
attempting to wreck Motile and Girard
trains. They were acquitted.
Tbe Columbus Btise Ball Club expect to
leave here Tuesday for .Savannah. Several
gutnos will be played before the league sea
son opens.
Death at Augusta.
Augusta, Ga., April 31.—Jefferson Jen
nings died this afternoon. For over fifty
years he has been a prominent figure about
town and had acquaintances throughout
tbe South. “Uncle Jeff,” as he was known
to all, was a wealthy cotton merchant
before the w ar, but at the time of his death
wns iu straightened circumstances. For
many years he lu?ld the championship in
tbs country for b.rd shooting under the old
rules governing such contests.
Sulcido at Sanford.
Sanford, Fla., April 21.—The body of
W. M. Murphree was found floating in
Lake Monroe this morning. The Coroner’s
jury brought in a verdict of death from
suicide by drowning. Murphree is the
stranger from Tennessee who attempted
suicide on April 17 by taking an overdose
of laudanum.
Crops at Fort Gainos.
Fort Gaines, Ga., April 21.—The melon
Crop is progressing slowly—needing i p.m in
many localities badly now. It is m y dry
here. Cotton and corn are looking very
w ell for their age.
Texas' New Capitol.
Austin. Tex., April 21.—The new State
House of Texa-, the largest State capitoi
building in the United States, was opened
for tli first time t >-night to tin- Legisla
ture atui citisens. It wa-j brilliantly illumi
nated with electric lights throughout.
Over In,(XX) people visited the building
during the three iiours it was illuminated.
It is thought tho Legislature will accept the
building in a few days and move into it.
The formal dedication occurs May Id.
During the week tlnvo will be unlit u y anil
civic celebrations iu honor of the event.
Charleston a Corpao Trust Kings.
Charleston, 8. C., April 21.—James
nnd Thomas B )ud, the great corpse trust
kings, who weie arrest din Alabama sev
eral days ago, arrived here to-night and are
comfortably quartered in jail. Rich dev el*
opments are expected oj their examination
on Moaday. They refuse to speak to-night.
A Pipe Factory Shuts Down.
Allentown, Pa., April 21.—Fisher’s
pipe foundry was shut doom to-day indefi
nitely, owing to tbe dullness of trade, un
certainty of the future and unsatisfactory
work done by employes.
Dld You Ever?
W. H. Revels, M. D., of Baltimore, Md ,
says: "1 have been in the practice of medi
cine for over eighteen years, but never have
1 Him the equal of Hodgsx’ Har-nparilla.
It has worked miracles hese in curing
rheumatism aud scrofula.” Sold by Lipp
man Bros., wholesale agent*
The Fight for tho Control of the Dom
inant Railroad Power of the South.
New York, April 21. —In the domain of
finance we often seo opposing forces en
gaged in bitter warfare, but there is seldom
such a fierce financial battle as that now in
progress with the object of obtaining con
trol of the Richmond and West Point
Terminal Company, the dominant railroad
power of tho South. Into the affairs of this
great corporation are gathered more miles
of railroad and more men of national ropu
tation than in any other railroad company
in the United States. Its creative genius
was unquestionably Alfred Sully, a surewd,
wide-awake financier, who had already won
bis spurs on the field of finance in association
with Austin Corbin, at whose invitation,
indeed, he entered financial life. The posi
tion of President of the Richmond Terminal
is almost exactly analagoux to that of Presi
dent of the French republic; that is, the
directors in the road have the controlling
power, as the Deputies in the French As
sembly have in the other case. The position
of President is at all times precarious, un
less he consents to be a mere figurehead.
Rather than (day that r le Mr. Sully re
signed, publicly stating that he was op
posed to the ways and methods of a
majority of the directors, and hinting that
they had too many private ends to subserve
and too little regard for the real welfare of
the company.
And now John H. Inman steps Jon the
stage of finance for the first time in a po
sition of responsibility as President of the
giant Richmond Terminal. He was likethe
widow; he did not require much courting,
although he even assumed a little maidenly
reserve for a tim -. He was cierk for a
Quartermaster in the < ’onfederato army,
came to New York after the war, and mas
tering the intricacies of tho cotton bujne s,
succeeded in making his fortune. Here
tofore he has attended more particularly to
large private enterprises. He wns a bull
on cotton at the high prices of some t tne
back, and held on persistently. The
recent heavy decline in cotton, it is
understood, caught Mr. Inman heavily
long of the market, and like many
other big operators he must have
s i ffored the consequences in severe losses.
The fall in cotton was like lightning out of
a clear sky; it was due to a raising of the
estimates of the crop after the cotton trade
had been duped by a commercial sheet in
New Orleans which published an absurdly
low estimate, in w hich Mr. Dodge, Chief of
the Agricultural Bureau at Washington,
? radically acquiesced. A nephew of Mr.
Oman, one Harle, of Atlanta, failed, owing
to the decline, and pulled down two cotton
hous s here after repeatedly promising to
margin up, and is now charged w ith having
convey-d his property to another person
with fradulcnt intent.. Mr. Inman is still a
very wealth capitalist and he will probably
keep out of big cotton speculations for some
time to come.
Behind Mr. Inman in the Richmond
Terminal corporation is George S. Scot,
who poses as a Warwick to let up and pull
down financial kings. He is a man of
considerable wealth, wh >, after sweating
with the Richmond and Danville Company
for three or four years, finally sold the con
trol of that company to the Rictitnond Ter
minal for $5,000,01X1 cash and 81.500,100 in
Terminal stock. By adroit manipulation
bo succeeded in having himself elected
President of tho Richmond and Danville
read at the la-t election. His next move
was to bring forth John H. Inman for the
Presidency of the Terminal company.
And now two opposing parties anxious
for the control of the corporation are
fighting each other by buying the stock to
be used as sinews of w-ar at the next Ter
minal electron in May.
An effort is being made to smoke out the
hornet’s nest that by a polite euphonism
has been termed the Board of Directors,
charged with using the terminal company
to promote their private schemes. One of
the hornets is Calvin S. Brice, who, by a
lmppy coincidence, has tiie hornet com
plexion. He is a little lawyer from Ohio.
C. R. Cummings, of Chicago, says that
the way he got into railroad affairs
was by becoming so e ergetie in conducting
lawsuits against railroads for cattle killed
along the lines, that the New York, Lake
Eric aud Western Company finally picked
him up and made him a director. He
has an exoepti nally fine imagination,
ami some of his financial fiction would
seem to indicate that his true field is that of
a novelist in opposition to Rider Haggard.
In his best moments Mr. Brice could a tale
unfold that would make any one else, from
a Baron Munchausen to Col. Tom Ochiltree,
pale his ineffectual fires.
Gen. Samuel Thomas is a director asso
ciated with Brite in the Terminal board,
and u*ed to bean iron manufacturer at
Columbus, O. He and Brice, who is not his
equal by anv means, joined the people
who were building the famous “Nickel
Plate” road, which came near swamping
these adventurous spirits. Luck, however,
stood them in good stead, and just
at. the critical moment the late
Wm. H. Vanderbilt bought the road and
lifted their burd ns, Gen. Thomas is tall,
well built and jovial, and.at tbe time ioeu
larly described the sale of ti e Nickel Plate
to Mr. Vanderbilt as merely a burglarious
operation on that gentleman’s safe. Some
of his colleagues afterward presented tho
General with a scarf-pin showing masked
burglars at work with a dark lantern on a
big safe.
Gen. Thomas and Calvin £4. Brice cer
tainly are engaged in colossal enterprises.
Upon their shoulders rests ihe Duluth,
South Shore and Atlantic railroad, in which
there is something like $15,000,000 to
$35,1X10,000 invested, or to lie invested.
11l addition they have the Like Iv ii
and Western, tbe ifockii g Coni and Iron
Company, the East Tennessee, Virginiaa-vl
Georgia, the Mobile and Birmingham, now
nearly completed, besides other roads in
different parts of Die United States. Cal
vin S. Brice’s scheme is understood to be to
make tbe giant Richmond Terminal a ten
der to tbe East Tennessee—iu other words,
to have the tail wag the dog.
His op Kmuuts ore c.mrged with being
large ow ners iu tbe Georgia Cent n! system
of railroads, and only seeking to c uitrol the
Richmond Tor min .1 in order to make a big
combination, but a singular fact concerning
this matter is that Alfred Sully, who
approves of the fight against the
Brice party, is, or was, the largest
owner of the Georgia Central property,
and that Presid fit John tl. Inman is the
next large-t owner of Georgia Central se
curities though it is true he is lacing Ixitu
wass in the contest, aud is torched nniciia
lantlv on tho fence. He will not ass st
in smoking out the hornet's nest, nor,
so far as appearances go, help to drive
off the smoking party. It is . ead-<d i v
U illintn Libby, formerly a partner of A. l\
Bo wart, an 1 now a wired merchant of j
considerable wealth. With him ae E. IV.
Clerk, of the Philadelphia ha .king hone,
ad Isaac L Rice, a Hebrew lawyer, w o
was formerly a school teacher, a nun o
r stless energy. Behind these is H. 11. Hol
lins, the New York banker and broker,
lo .g an associate of the Vanderbilts, and
now conn ct.-d witn them in many business
trn'mictions. L> mingup t aek of nil theso
are August Belmont, the American repre
sentative of the Rotbchilds and R >beii
C lit .to, bankers, with a reputation in two
heniispiier. s.
Wall street is watching the outcome of
this fierce financial laittle with genuine
interest Oscar Willoughby Riggs.
Doxter Doad.
New York, April 31. — Dexter, Robert
Bonner’s famous trotter, died to-day, aged
30 years, lie died of old age and exhaus
Is the place to get a good old-fashioned
Soda drink made with syrup from pure
loaf Bitgar and pure fruit juices. Milk
Bhakes and all other fancy drinks. Try
him and be convinced, at 110 Whitaker
Results of tho Day’s Battles on the
Washington, April 21. —Base ball games
were played to-day with tha following re
At Kansas City—
Kansas City 1 Of) 020 00 1 — 4
Cincinnati 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 x— 6
Base hits—Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 13. Er
rors- Kansas City 2, Cincinnati 4. Batteries—
Porter and Rowe, Jlullatie aud Keenan.
At St. Louis—
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 1 o—lt
Louisville 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0— 7
l)ae hits—St. Louis 13. Louisville 9. Errors—
Kt. Ismis 6, I/>m.sville 8. e *Batteries—King and
Boyle, Stratton and Cooke.
At Indianapolis—
IndianauolLs 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 o—s
Chicago l 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 x— 8
Base Hits—lndianapolis 8, Chicago 7. Er
rors —Indianapolis 4. Chicago 5. Batteries—
Healey and Buckley, Baldwin and Daly.
At Baltimore—Tne weather was so cold
to-day thnt the managers of the Baltimore
and Atlethic Clubs concluded not to allow
their men to play and the game was post
poned until May 18, when it will be played
in Philadelphia.
At, Washington—
Washington 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 4 o—lo
New York I 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 o—3
Base bits—Washington 13, New York 4. Er
ror.' -Washing! at New York 3. Batteries—
Whitney and Mack, Crane aud O’Rourke.
At P dladelphia
Philadelphia 0 02 00 1 00 o—3
Boston ii 1 2 1 0 3 0 2 x— 9
Base hits—Philadelphia 7, Boston 10. Errors
—Philadelphia 1!), i oston 5. Batteries—Casey
and Clements, Madden and Tate.
At Pittsburg—
Pittsburg 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 2—lo
Detroit 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 I—3
Base Hits—Pittsburg IS. Detroit 13. Errors—
Pittsburg 2, Detroit 2. Butteries—Galvin and
Miller, Conway aud Broughton.
At Brooklyn—
Brooklyn 0 0000010 I—2
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
Base hits— Brooklyn 4, Cleveland 6, Errors—
Brooklyn 1, Cleveland 2. Batteries—Mays and
Halbert., Basely and Simmer.
At Ciiarlestou—
Char.eston 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 o—6
New Orleans 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 1
Base hits—Charleston 8, New Orleans 4. Errors
—Charleston 2. New Orleans 4. Batteries—
Knowlton and Nicholas, Widner and Moolic.
Racing at Memphis.
Memphis, April 31.—T0-day’s races here
were as follows:
First Race—Three-quarters of a mile. Biddy
Bowliug won, with Lida L second and Jack
Brown third. Time 1:17)4.
Second Race—'Three-quarters of a mile.
Tudor won, with Balance second aud Goilgbtly
third. Time 1:17.
Third Race—One mile. Huntress won, with
Bertha second and Jock Brown third. Time
Fourth Race—Five-eighths of a mile. Gleaner
won. with Skobeloff second nnd Dick Delaney
third. Time 1:03
Fifth Race—One and one-quarter miles.
Little Minch won, with llacbeth second andFlo
rinore third Time 2:10.
Bakers to Strike.
Chicago, 111., April 21. —To-morrow
morning 1,400 of the 1,700 bakers in Chi
cago will go on strike. This at least was
the decision reached by the 1-aders this
ufteruoou and ratified at a meeting of t e
men to-night, about (it)o being present. The
cause of the strike is practically the same
as in the case of the brewers—refusal of the
bosses to recognize tho union.
Five Fatally Hurt.
St. Lotus, April 21. —As live section men
were passing the Gerlings White Sand Com
pany's works on a band car of the St.
Louis, Kansas City and Colorado road,
near Labadie, Mo., yesterday, a blast ex
ploded, blowing an immense rock upon the
hand car. All of the men were fatally
Some of Brother Gardner’s Reflections.
From the Detroit Free Press.
“Man is an onreasonable animal when
you cum to Agger him down,” said Brother
Gardn r. as the meeting quietly opene-l aud
Trustee Pulib.tek finally got seated. “When
I go to trade bosses wtd a man I expect he
will p int out all de ringbones an’ spavins
on his boast an’ let me conceal all de ail
ments in my own.
"If my naybur hain’t got sugar to lend,
de fackt riles iny hull fam’ly. If I havn’t a
hoe to lead him, I calmly advise him to buy
one of his own.
“We git together an’ agree dat de kentrv
ar’ gwino to do dogs on account of dishonest
officeholders, an’ on ’leckshun day we turn
out an’ work hard fur a rascally eandydate
bekase be has promised us a fat ’pintment.
“Wo see de need of a stringent law-, an’
we ’leekt our host lawyers to de Legislacher
to make it. De law notches us, an’ we go
to dose same lawers an’ offer ’em a bribe to
find a loop-hole.
"Waydown Bebee buys a hoss. He
scrimps on de hay in order to buy mo’ plug
torbacker fur himself, an’ pekase de boss
begins to show his ribs Bruddsr Bebee
howls about de dishonesty of do farmers.
“Wo sot on do fence an’ injoy de sunshine
an’ count up how many bushels of turnips
orter grow while we are off fishin’. If we
are short on turnips we excuse ourselves
but tdamede Lawd.
“We kin see whar’ de man next doah
can’t, afford to keep two hired gals an’ buy
his wife a sealskin cloak, but it’s all right
fur us to buy a planer an’ put, up a light
nin’ rot! on a good deal loss wages.
“De man who gits up in Jinuary an’
howls for spring kin alius be found oussin’
de hot, weather "bout do middle of July.
“If Samuel Shin lends Pickles Smith a
couple of dollars, he e n’t sleep nights fur
fear lie won't get it, back tf de contrary
ar’ de c.aso, Samuel kin sleep till 9 o'clock in
de muwuiu an’ loaf all de rest of de dav.
“Let a friend cum to us wid tie to faehe
au' we kin calmly give him diret-kshun,
how to reach de Highest dentist. Le‘ us
have an anchin’ molar nr.’ wo expeck ebory
pussen to break his back huntin’ up some
remedy an’ foolin’ sorry. Take us all in all,
an’ we ar’ a selfish, onreasonable, inconsist
ent lot, an’do only torsi it do Lawd lets us
lib on is bekaso lie hain't got no place to
bury us all to once."
An interesting question has just been de
cided iu the New York custom house. A troupe
of educated monkeys are expected to arrive
there in a day or so to act throughout the coun
try. Collector Magone has decided that the
monkeys cannot enter the port free of duty.
Ii was at first hinted that, being "actors,” and
cumin ■ to this country under contract to com
pete with native theatrical talent, the monkeys
came under the provisions of lie- contract labor
law ,nn i slioul 1 not be admitted at ali. Col
lector Mmrone declined to humiliate the trouiie
liy descriouig them as “tools of trade. ' and has
deride I that they are dutiable under the pro
vision of ihe land law covering animats, and
they will be taxed at the rate of 20 per cent, ad
In nn old chest which belonged to Manoah B.
Misslnier, who died at I’ottstow n a few days
ago. were found seven ?100 bills and stocks and
bonds amounting in value to s27,Odd. He had
lieen a lip .tatf in court for many years and au
auctioneer for fifty years. Tne rich find sur
prised bis heirs,
Mr. N. H. Frohliohstoin, of Mobile, Ala.,
writes: 1 take great pleasure in recom
mending Dr. Kiiig's New Discovery for
Consumption, having uses! it fora severe at
tack of Bronchitis uml Catarrh. It gave
me instant relief and entirely cured me and
1 have not Ism afflicted since. 1 also hog
to stale that 1 bud tried other remedies with
no good result. Have also used Electric
Bitters and l)r. King's New Life Pills, both
of which I can recommend.
Dr. King’s New Discovery for Consump
tion, Coughs and Colds, is sold on a positive
guarantee. Trial bottles free at Lippinan
Bros.'s drug store.
You make no mistake when von remark,
astonishingly low, 31b. can Peaches, choice
stock, only 20c.; 2!b. can Corn 15c. per cau
or twucJor 25c., cheap at 2fic. tier can. Now
mark n e place. J. 14. K. Barbour,
New Houston and Barnard streets.
Drink Malto for the nerves.
From sanctum to grave.
Thousands of People Pay Tribute to
the Dead Journalist.
Baltimore, April 21.—The funeral of
the late A. S. Abell took place this after
noon and was one of the laost largely at
tended ever witnessed in Baltimore. The
usual service was held at his late residence
by Rev. Mr. Hodges, of the Episcopal
1 church, at which were present only the un
mediate family and the pall-bearers. At
Greenmount Cemetery thousands of people
gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to
the founder "of the Su n . who had spent the
greater part of his long iifo in building up
the interests of the city of his adoption.
All the employes of his establishment were
at the grave and all classes of society were
What la Going on 1 the South Caro
lina Metroplia.
A branch of the Irish National League is
about to be started in Charleston. It is the
result of Sir Thomas Ksnionde’s recent visit
Rev. A. D. Mayo, of Boston, who lec
tured before the Savannah public school
teachers last winter, is to deliver a series of
lectures before the pupils of the Charleston
Female Seminary.
The Charleston Court of Common Pleas
had an interesting case before it last week.
The proceedings were on an action without
controversy to obtain a decision as to
whether tiie publication of a sale in a Sun
day newspaper would invalidate the title to
property, Sunday being a dies non. Judge
Pressley held that the advertisement was
A Fatal Explosion on a Tug.
Long Island City, N. Y., April 21.
The boiler of the tugboat Magic, owned by
Russell Bros., of this city, exploded this
afternoon, blowing the bow to pieces.
Samuel Barber, the engineer, and William
Symington, the cook, were blown to atoms.
A man standing on the wharf was badly
Is that impurity of the blood which produces,
unsightly lumps or swellings iu the neck;
which causes running sores on the arms,
legs, or feet; which develops ulcers In the
eyes, ears, or nose, often causing blindness or
deafness; which is the origin of pimples, can
cerous growths, or “humors; ” which, fasten
ing upon the lungs, causes consumption and
(Jeath. It is the most ancient of all disease?,
and very few persons are entirely free from it.
Ho .r B c e an CURED
By taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla, which, by
the remaikable cures it lias accomplished,
has proven Itself to be a potent and peculiar
medicine for this disease. If you suffer from
scrofula, try Hood’s Sarsaparilla.
“ Every spring my wife and children have
been troubled with scrofula, iny little boy,
three years old, being a terrible sufferer.
Last spring he was one mass of sores from
head to feet. We all took Ilood's Sarsaparilla,
and all have been cured of the scrofula. My
little boy is entirely free from sores, and all
four of my children look bright and healthy.”
W. B. Atherton, Passaic City, N. J.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla
Sold by all druggists. $1 ; sixforss. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
Are all booming. For sole everywhere; also
Ginger Ale, Champagne Cider, Birch Beer,
Ardennes Table Water.
These are all fine goods. A trial asked.
GEO. MEYER, 75 Bay street,
86 and 89 Bryan street,
Savannah, Go.
TELEPHONE "8 4 1.”
Wo bought all the right, title and interest of
Ray into and upon all the assets of Kay &
Quinan, which includes the bottles bearing his
name. When lie buys and pays for them, then
we will notify all interested that we have no
further claim on them.
When in need of pure SODA send to
110 and 112 Broughton street.
Telephone 252.
Residence, 80 Broughton street.
At Yonge's Park Hall WEDNESDAY EVEN
ING, April 25, lßvg, will be given under the aus
pices of the LADIES AID SOCIETY of Wesley
Monumental Church.
The programme consists of choice selections
of Vocal and Instrumental Music by some of
Savannah's most talented amateurs; also
the tahleaux of" Poe's Raven." as illustrated by
the eminent artist, Gustav Dore.
Tickets 25c., for sale at T. G. Keller A Co.'s
Drug Store and I-adies and Gentlemen of eon
P. 4 NY.
Printed copies of the Constitution and By
laws are now ready. Subscribers can procure
them at the oflice of
M. J. SOLOMONS, Treasurer.
Petit Jurors other than those empaneled
upon tile case now under consideration, need
not apis-ar In Court until 10 o'clock TUESDAY
By order of Ills Honor, Judge Adams.
JAMES K. P. CARR, Clerk 8. C.. C. C.
dral of St. John the Baptist, April 11th, by Rev.
Father Colbert, John Henry Lorimer and Miss
Katie Kehoe.
DIETER—WECHSLER Married, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, 15:! Bryan street,
by the Rev. W. S. Eowman. on April 12, Mr.
Jacob Dieter to Dora, youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. P. Wechsler.
BERRY—EDWARDS—Married, on Thursday
Evening, 19th ApriL at the residence of the
bride, by the Rev. J. E. L. Holmes, Osgood N.
Berry and Ariier, youngest daughter of the
late O. E. Edwards, both of this city.
KARGER—NATHANS— Married, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents. Wednesday, April
18. 1888. by Rev. M. Jacobson, of Macon. Ga.,
Bai,i.ie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Levi
Nathans, and Mr. Harry W. Kahger, both of
this city.
A meeting of the Club will be held at the
st,ore of George S. McAlpin, on MONDAY
EVENING, the 23d iust., at 7:30 o’clock. Every
member is requested to be present.
By order of the PRESIDENT.
Savannah, April 22, 1833.
Advertisement* inserted under "Special
Notices ” will be charged SI 00 a Square each
Bethesda Orphan Home,
The Anniversary Address will be delivered by
The meeting will be held at 1:15 p. K.
Members and their families, and those who
have been Wards of the Society, and the public,
are cordial y invited to join in the celebration.
A Band of Music will be in attendance, and
rooms in the Orphan House placed at the dis
posal of those who wish to dance.
Railroad fare from Anderson street depot to
Bethesda and return, 60c.; Children and serv
ants half price. Rickets for sale at Butler's
Drug Store, Strong's Drug Store, Fernandez's
Cigar Store, Tbeus’ Jewelry Store and Estill’s
i News Depot, and from the Stewards of the So
Trains will leave City and Suburban Railway
Depot for Bethesda on TUESDAY, 24th, as fol
9:00 a. m.
10:00 a. m.
12:30 p. m.
3:00 p. m.
4:00 p. m.
10:10 a. m.
12:40 p. m.
2:10 p. m.
5:40 p. in.
6:80 p. M.
The elegant New York Saloon Steamer JOHN
SYLVESTER will arrive in Savannah from
Florida Wednesday. April 25th, and run
SUNDAY and MONDAY, April 29th and 30th.
Fare for Round Trip on Suuday, Gentleman
75c., with iAdy 81. Monday 50c. Round Trip.
She is offered for Charter April 26, 27 and 28.
For particulars inquire of
G. I. TAGGART, Office 121 Bay street, or
H. Q KENT. Trav. Pass. Agt., Screven House.
Tojbe given at Turner's Hall on
MONDAY EVENING. April 30th, by the G. W.
Tickets for sale at L. E. Byck’s Cigar Store
and J. T. Thornton’s Drug Store; also by mem
bers of the Club.
We, the undersigned, have THIS DAY formed
a co-partnership for the carrying on of a Gen
eral Collecting Agency under the firm name of
street, coiner Con res-.
Having had experience in the collecting busi
ness, we respectfully solicit a share of your
patronage. J. E. CONSTANTINE,
April 21, 1888.
PYRAMIDES Turkish Cigarette, wrapped in
the finest Parisian rice paper, manufactured bv
C. Argvro, of Egypt, are the only smoke with
out Injurious effect, and sold everywhere at 10c.
per box. They are considered far the driest and
the most wholesome goods ever introduced in
this market. Try them, and you will be con
vinced. LEE Rt )Y MYERS 4 CO.,
Sole Agents, Savannah, Ga.
The firm of W. W. BEACH & CO. has THIS
DAY been dissolved by mutual consent. G. W.
DEEN has purchased the entire interest and
assumes all liabilities, and will continue the
business as heretofore.
Baxley, Ga., April 19. 1888
Parties desiring to pass the summer pleasantly
and in a healthy locality, can obtain board at
above Hotel. Address for all particulars
Mrs. C. O. TUNSTALL, Satidersville, Ga.
References exchanged.
Savannah, Ga., April 19, 1888.
In order to allow our clerks a little time for
recreation during the long and fatlgueiug sum
mer months, we, the undersigned grocers, do
hereby agree to close our places of business at 6
O’clock from May 1 to Sept. J, JSSB — SATUR
John Lyons A Cos., 8. W. Branch,
Wm. G. Cooper. J. O Nelson & Cos.,
James McGrath & Cos., A. M. & C. W. West,
D. B. 1 .ester. Decker A Fawcett,
A. H. Champion, Pearson A Spann,
Slater, Moore & Cos., John Sullivan,
R. D. MacDonell, Htrscli Bros,
Nicholas Ling, Strauss tiros.
The Mutual Co-operative Association, J. A.
Witlilngtoii, Agent.
Upon resuming business In my own name. I
have purchased from Quinan & Stiidei all Soda
Wafer and Ginger Ale Bottles Ijoariii „ r my name
I notify all p Tsotis from filling, holding, buying
or s'llitig the name without my consent, as ihey
ate my property. Any one found violating this
notice will be d-alt with as the law directs.
Congress and Drayton streets.
Aprli,3o. IHBA
and Straw, just opened at JAUDON'S,
159 St. Julian street.
The Savannah and Tybee Railway Company
is now prepared to make
to 91illtary Organizations. Societies. Sunday
Schools and others for excursions to Tybee
For further Information applr to
Superintendent, at Depot,
Or at No. 11l Bay street to
. G. PURSE. President.
Mothers, save your children from suffering
and death by giving them HULL'S VEGETA
BLE \MmM SYRUP. It has stood the test for
years and has never failed in a single ease to re
move worms of all kinds from the human sys
tem. Try it and it will speak for itself.
Drugs and Seeds, corner West Broad and Stew
art streets.
Friday Evening, May 4, 1888
Musical and GiftEntertainmem.
Republican Blues,
The Programme will comprisa
Musicai Quartettes and Solos,
Singing Quartettes, Duets & Solos
Readings and Other Specialties
strong, will appear for the first time in thei
new uniforms, knapsacks and guns, and drill h
fancy manoeuvers. The whole to conclude win
the. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING for 150 Prize,
valued at from $1 to $75. See small bills to.
full list.
For sale at Theus Bros’., 51. A L
Desbouillons’, Davis Bros’., and Thus. Wei's
where the prizes are now on exhibition; also ai
Mr. J B. Fernandes’s Cigar Store, and by mem
hers of the Company. Capt. W. D. Dixon
S-tgt.s. W. B. Spann. Sig. Brandt, and Geo
Grigor, 5 eterans J. J. Gaudrey, and 51. F )j 0
lina, Committee.
Savannah,Fioridaand Western and Charles,
ton and Savannah Railways’ Employes’
Mutual Relief Association to the
APRIL 23, 18 BS. ’
CT. AUGUSTINE, Hotel Ponce DeLeon, Casa
i ’ Monica, Alcazar, Old Cathedral. Old Fort
Etc. Jacksonville. Sub-Tropical Exposition’
Paiatka, Sanford, Kissimmee, Tampa. Gaines
vilie, Fernandimi, Green Cove Springs, Pablo
Beach. St. John's River by Steamers. Sublime
Arrangements made with hotels and steamers
for board at reduced rates. Tickets will not, bo
sold to colored persons. Nurses in charge of
children only will be admitted.
Union Cornet Band accompanies the excur
ST. AUGUSTINE and return . V 3 oo
PALATJKA and return 3
SANFORD and return 4 In
KISSIMMEE and return R 5-5
TAMPA and return . 7
GAINESVILLE and return t v,
ST. AUGTSTINE vrx Palatka and return. 4
PA LO BEACH and return 255
Coupons for places beyond Jacksonville will
be furnished by Committee on train after ieav
ing Savanuah.
Children under 12 years of age half price.
Honorary Committee-H. S. Haines, Chair
man; 11. B. Plant. Robert G. Fleming, C. S.
Gadsden, A. A. Aveilhe, W. S. Chisholm (’has.
D. Owens. J SV. Craig, W. P. Hardee, Wm!
Duncan, Rob’fc. l.e Page, Wm. Bren.
General Committee H. B. Foye. Chairman;
F. W. Storer, B. P. Lockwood, E. Geffcken. W.
R. Pinckney.
Junior Committee—P.'ll. Gearon, Chairman;
It. 51. Mongin, S. D. Boylstcn, Jno. Beranc. 51.
C. McCarthy.
Tickets for sale by the Committee, at Wm.
Bren’s Ticket. Office and by 51. C. McCarthy at
Savannah, Fioridaand Western Rail way Freight
9:40 a. m.
10:40 a. m.
1:0O p. m.
8:40 p. m.
4:30 p. m.
10:50 a. m.
1:28 p. m.
2:50 p. m.
6:30 p. m.
7: 0 p. in.
Train leaves Savannah at 7A. m. All Excur
sionists must leave on this train, and lie on re
turn train from Jacksonville not iater than th
p. si. train on Sunday, April 29th.
F. EU GENE DURBKC, President.
I. OF \\ "PICS
Tuesday, May Bth, 1888.
Whole Tickets, 50c. | Half Tickets, 25c.
Leave the City at 9 and 10:30 A. M., 12:30,
2:30, 4 and 6 p. m
Return ing 5:30, 8 and 9:80 p. m.
Music, Dancing, Refresments and a Drill by
the Uniform Divisions.
Sack, Wheelbarrow and T”b Races Hand
some premiums to be given each winner.
Tickets for sale by Committee, Jlembers of
the Order, and at Depot.
F. R. A N. CO.
Tourists ui Settlers.
THE F. R. & N.
TION COMPANY makes daily coun- ctioo
with the Savannah, Florida and Western Fail
Mail train at Callahan (connection sure), and
with all other trains at Jacksonville, leaving the
latter placs at 9 a. m., 12:30 p m. and 8:80 r *•
for all points In South Florida, viz: Hawthorne,
Gainesville. Cedar Key, Silver Springs, Bins
Springs: Ocala, Wildwood, Pauasoffke*. St
(*athariue's, Owensboro. 1 >ade City. Flant City,
Tampa, Bartow, Punta Gorda, Eldo
rado, Tavares. Apopka. Orlando, Titusville, and
the Indian river country.
The only line giving a choice of three routrt
to poiuts on the west coast of Florida, vil:
Through Cedar Key, Lacooehoe, Plant City and
Orlando. The most beautiful and nicturesqufi
portions of the State are traversed by this line.
Hundreds of bearing orange groves are passed
and seen from the cars. The lovely lakes—Loch*
losa. Orange, Harris, Griffin, Eusti •, Don,
PunaaofTkee and Apopka—are located on this
The only line reaching most of the point*
named, and close and direct connections mad*
to all others. The famous Silver Spring, the
head of the Ocklawaha river, can onlyd*
reached—all rail—via this line. The Rhort and
direct route to the beautiful Houpsassa conn
try, abounding in fish and game, and passing
Blue Springs, the Lead of the Wekiva (Blu*
The only line to Fernandina, with the cel
brat ed beach of twenty-two miles* drives, aod
only thirty six miles from Jacksonville; tkij*
daily trains. The only line to Tallahassee. tM
capital of the State, Madison, Monticello Aw
Quincy. Florida’s great tobacco industries ar®
located on this division of the Florida lUxil-vay
and Navigation. In fact, there is lianllv an iw*
portant point in the State not reached by tlai
Great Trunk Lino System. First-class road
beds and excellent train service. Throudj
tickets at low rates, and baggage checked
Don't fall to send for elegant Indexed town
ship map of Florida.
For information regarding rates and rout*
inquire of any of the company's agents or to*
following officers of the road:
Jacksonville Ticket Office. s Bav street.
D. E. MAXWELL. Gen. Supt.
The only house using machinery in doing
Estimates for city or country work prompt!/
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metaltt*
Agent for Walter’s Patent Tin Shingles

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