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A BIG DAY ON THE GIBBET TWO HANGINGS IN GEORGIA AND SEVERAL ELSEWHERE. Blackman Swung: Off at Ellavllle for the Murder of S. .1. Tondee, Who Once Lived in favannah-Ed Fry Pays the Penalty for Killing H'.s Wife. Ellaville, Ga, Jan. 25 —Sheriff Alien arrived here wita Charles Blackman on a special train at 8 o'clock this morning and carried him to the jail. Blackman on his arrival said: “I have got no conf-ssi n to make. I did not kill Mr. Tondee and I don't know anything about it I cant com pose my mind to write and I can t eat any breakfast. I will be 24 years old in March. I was bora in Macon county.” Rev. Flanders iwhite offered praver In the jail for theco' demr.ed man. Blackman •aid “I have peace with my God. I feel perfectly willing to meet God. I did not sleep last night. I could not sleep.” heading the death warrant. At 12 o’clock this noon in the jail the death warrant was read to the condemned man bv Sheriff Allen. The order of Gov. Gordon wa then read, that the execution *h .u!d take place on .fan. 25. and also the telegram from the Gov ernor saying that he should ref us- to in terfere with the execution of the death sent ence. TO THE GALLOWS. Blackman seated on his coffin was driven to the gallows. On arriving there Black man ascended the ste-.s assisted by the •heriff. Rev. Charles Spivey (colored) on the gallows sang “And am I born to die and lay this body down, 1 ' Blackman joining in the "singing. HIS LAST SPEECH. Blackman spoke as follows on the gal lows 4 * Fellow Citizens— This is the last time you will hear my voice iu this lowgroimd of sor row. I die to-day an innocentjinan. 1 will soon make my peace with mv God. Persecutions are ever within this world My law vers have done all they could in my behalf. By the will of Uod I am willing to go. After prayer by Rev. Spivey the black cap was pulled over the head of the con demned man, and the rope adjusted by the •heriff. Blackman said: “It will smother me.” The sheriff said: “You have one minute.” Blackman then aid: "Farewell to this world. ” The trigger was pulled at 1 o’clock, and Blackman's soul was launched into eternity. In nineteen and one-half minutes life was pronounced extinct by Drs. Chaney and Smith. The body was cut down and placed in a pine coffin. STORY OF THE CRIME. The following is a history of the crime: On Sept. 5, 1885, 8. J. Tondee, a young man about 22 years old, and a son of Charlie Tondee, Sr., one of the oldest and most re spected citizens of Scliley county, was shot in the back while he was standing at a desk making an entry of the day’s sales in the store of J T. Carter, for whom he (Tondee) was clerking. There were several parties in the store at the time. 8. J. Tondee had his back toward a back door. Blackman slipped up near the door in the dark and fired Three buckshot struck Tondee, and ranged near his heart. Tondee cried out, “Oh Lordy! Ob Lordy! I am a dead man,” and ran to the front door and fell into the street and expired in a few minutes. Suspicion pointed to Charles Blackman. He was arrested and an inquest held over the body of Tondee, and the verdict of the coroner’s jury was against Blackman. On Oct. 5, 1885, Blackman was places! on trial He was convicted of mur der without being recommended to mercy of the court. The case was carried to the supreme court, and Blackman was granted anew trial on the ground that counsel should be allowed time t.op:epare their case. Blackman was agaiu put on trial i:i Sep tember. 1886, and was again convicted without being rocomended to murov of the court after three days’ trial. Blackman moved for a continuance of t he case on t his trial on the grounds of absent wit esses by whom he swore he could prove an alibi. The court had the witnesses brought into court, and Blackman refused to use them, and the prosecutor commented on this fact, which comments were objected to by defendant’s counsel. The court overruled the objec tion. the case was agaiu carried to the su preme court and anew trial grante i on the ground that the court erred in allowing counsel to comment on the action of the pris oner. Blackman was again put on trial in July, 1887, and was again convicted without being recommended to the mercy of the court, and the supreme court affirmed the verdict of the jury and Blackman was to have been hanged last October, but the governor respited him sixty days and then respited him again. Blaekrna i was co i victed on circumstantial evidence. The motive for the killing was jealousy. 8. J. Tondee was justice of the jeaco and held court on the day he was killed at night. Tondee was a favorite with every body He was kind and obliging and made friends. His father, Charlie Tondee, died last September in the 84th year of his age. His only wish was that he might live to see Blackman hanged. He was the father of twenty-two ohildren. He once lived In Sa vannah and kept a hotel, which fact is mentioned in "White's History of Georgia.” FRY’B FATAL FALL. The Noose Artistically Broke His Neck and Death Was Easy. Marietta, Ga., Jan. 25. —Notwithstand- ing that it has been raining for the past two days, the people began to gather in the city early this morning and congregate about the court house and jail to got a look at Ed Fry, the wife murderer, who was sentenced to be hanged here. About 11 o’clock Fry, accompanied by Sheriff Mc- Lain and W. P Stephens, came from the jail and took a seat in an open hack and •tarted to the place of execution, which had been prepared about a mile and a half northeast of the court bouse. SMOKING A CIGAR. On the way Pry smoked a cigar and talked and laughed with the sheriff. At the gallows between 3,000 and 4,000 people were gathered to witness the execution. The colored ministers sang and prayed for the doomed man, who began to show signs of weakening when placed 01 the trap. When naked if he wished to uiuko any state ment he began to totter, and said he kn -w nothing about the murder of Howard, the night watchman. He only knew about his wife. He admitted that he killed her. The drop fell at Iti ;04 o’clock, and in ten minutes the body was cut down. The neck was broken, and death ensued without much struggling. The prisoner was siid to have confessed to the murder of Watchman Charlie Howard three years ago, and the reason alleged for killing his wife was that she had knowledge of Ms other crime, and threatened to betray him. His CRIME. The murder for which Frye is sentenced was one of peculiar atrocity, 'ihe uegr ■ and his wife, Patty quarreling, it seems, for several days. K 1 was a worthless fellow who was continual I v drunk, and while under the influence of the bottle used to play cards and quarr -l w,th bis wife. Patsy is said, by the Marietta people who bad hired her, to have been a quiet, inoffensive, industrious, honest woman. One Sunday morning Ed had his last quarrel with his wife. She arose in no very good humor with him, on account of his drinking and abuse of her. Bhn pre pared breakfast, E<l said, in his statement at the trial, for herself only. At an v rate, Ed said he got mad, and asked if she was not going to cook something (or him. She said that be didn’t deserve any breakfast. At this retort Ed said he became “madder than he aver was in his life,’' and opening his knife he rushed up behind her and s abbed her three t ines, on ti e leftside and on the back of the neck, and once in the back. Ed's testimony was the only account of the Killing. The stabbing occurred about 8 o clock in 1 the moruiug. A few minutes after that hour a pnysician was called in and found Patsy almost dead. The wound in the left side of her throat had been fatil. •be crime was committed in the city of Marietta, and Ed Willi uns was soon cap tured. At the trial the evidence—even Ills ovn statement —wa- again-t him, and he was sentenced to be hanged. On appeal, the so: reme court affirmed the death sentence. ONE GUILTY MAN AT LAST. A Virginia Negro Admits that His Hanging Was Justifiable. Danville, Va., Jan. 25.—At Yancey ville. N. C., to-day, John Yancey (colored) was hanged for the murder, during last April, of Bob Oliver, also colored. The execution was public aud fully 2,000 persons witnessed it- Yancey’s neck was broke i, and he died without a s'ruggle. The mur der of Oliver was a most brutal one, and Vaneev made a full confession, saying that his punishment was just. CALM AND COLLECTED. Nineteen Minutes After the Drop Fell He was a Corpse. Montgomery, Ala., Jau. 25. —At Eu taw, Ala., a negro named James Sean 03 was baugoi to-day for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Autrey of Tuscaloosa, about six months ago. He was calm and £pl leoted, nu 1 died in nineteen minutes after the drop fell. AN INDIAN STRUNG UP. He Swears that He Is Innocent Just Before Dying. Fort Smith, Ark., Jan. 25.— Richard Smith, a Choctaw Indian, was banged at 12:40 o’clock to-day for the assassination of Thomas Bringle in Indian Territory, March 28, 1888. After a short prayer, and taking the crciflx in his hands and kissing it, he said: “I swear that lam innocent of the crime for which I suffer. Good-bv.” Ita Fir3t Hanging In 30 Years. Cameron, Texas, Jan. 25. —Charlos McGill was hanged here to-day for the mur der of Willie Leonard. It was the first legal hanging in Milan county iu 30 years. GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY. The Georgia Department of the G. A. R. Organized. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 25.—The Georgia department of the G. A. R. was organized h -re to-day by the six posts in this state. Toe following officers were elee’ed : Department Commander —G. F. J. Lewis of Atlanta Senior Vice Department Commander— A. E. Sho’.es of Augusta. Junior Vi e Department Commander David Porter of Savannah. Assistant Adjutant General—C. M. D. Browne of Atlanta. Assistant Quartermaster General—James F. Farrell of Atlanta. Consul of Administration —S. C. Morlev of Atlanta, J. T. Denning of Augusta, T. F. Gleason of Savannah, George X. Graham of Tallapoosa, and S. A. Darnell of Jasper. The department meeting was held in the confederate veterans’ hall, which was tendered them by the ex-confederates, the Mitchell ha l bring otherwise occupied. A full length portrait of Robert E. Lee looked calmly down on the proceedings. The camp fires were lighted to-nig .i, and a number of confederates were among the guests, and a number of fraternal speeches were made. All participated in a banquet prepared by the ladies. A MOCK MARRIAGE. A mock marriage was reported at police headquarters to-day, the sad story being told the chief by the young lady who lias been descried by the alleged husband. She gave her name as Miss Willie McCoy of Jackson county. She was engaged to J. F. Drake, a young man pretending to be a railroader. Her parents objected to him and he persuaded her to elope and get mar ried here. They came here several weeks ago and wnt through a form which she is now satisfied was not legal. He left her several days ago and the landlord took her baggage and clothes to sa; isfv a board bill. A possessory warrant was sworn out for tiieir recovery this afternoon. KILLED BY A TRAIN The Danger of Jumping from Moving Cars Horribly Illustrated. Valdosta, Ga., Jan. 25. —Johnnie Moore, aged 15 years, son of E. L. Moore, a promi nent merchant here, was killed by the east bound Albany express train of the Savan nah, Florida and Western railway at 10 o’clock last night. He had gotten aboard the train while it was not in motion at the station and intended to ride until it stopped at the water tank, some distance from the station. The train was in very rapid mo tion when the tank was reached an l did not stop. The young man then attempted to get off safely by swinging to the ground, but as his feet struck the damp, slippery embankment, he was hurled under the mov ing wheels and one leg was severed com pletriy from the body. Ho also received other bruises on different parts of the body. NOT KNOWN ON THE TRAIN. None of the train cre.v knew of the acci dent n and the train was not stopped. The cries of the unfortunate boy brought assist ance from neighboring houses and ne was carried to hi, father’s home iu a dying con dition. He lived until 5 o’clock this morn ing, when his ag nios were ended by death. Drs. Burton, Saxon and Tallo;. were in at tendance and rendered all the medical assist ance possible. Tlie dead boy was bright, intelligent and well thought of by his asso ciates and by all who knew hlin. The blow is a severe one to Ins mother, lather and sister and they are almost crazed with grief. BRUNSWICK BRIEFS. Mr. Wright's Dangerous Illness —A Ball at the Hotel. Brunswick, Ga., Jan. ‘JS. —A feeling of sadness has been spread over the entire city since the receipt this morning of a telegram from Navai.nah, announcing the critical illness of J. B. Wright, a prominent mer chant of this place. Mr. Wright was acci dentally shot in the arm while on the steaan r Egmout a few days ago, and went to Sa\annuh to receive treatment from l)r. Elliott, the family physician and an old time friend. Mr. Wright’s many friends hero await anxiously fur further nows from him. F. Conkling, Jr., a nephew of the late Roscoe Conkling, is in the city. A ball was giveii to-night at the Ogle thorpe hotel by the Oerinau Club. Marriages at Eatonton. Eatontov, Cl a. , Jan. “s. —Wednesday George W. Nelson and Miss Nallio Bog ' man wire married. The bride is me of Putnam’s swe>t daughters. Mr. Nelson is the senior partner of the tirui of Geonge W. Ne sou & lire. On Thursday night Prof. W. C. Wright ai.d Miss Nora Reid were married. The bride is a lovely Eatonton lady. Prof, i Wright formerly lived in Eatonton. The happy couple wifi reside In Jackson, Ga. Shot and Killed. Columbia, S. C., Jan. 25. —A special from A km tothe Hegiater says: “A difficulty c curred th.s morning between Nathan Bod die and ‘Doc’ Gunter, during which the latter was shot and killed. An old feud had existed between them for several" years.” TIIF, MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1889. ALL ABOUT AUGUSTA. A Gang of Burglars—Railroad Men in the City. Augusta, Ga., Jan. 25. —There is much concern in Augusta over the frequent at tempts at burglaries. Each time the point of attack has been safes. The presence in the city of a lot of strange men has put the police on the alert. Lost night the notice were called to the grocery house of Loflin & Mercer, where burglars attracted atten tion by a noise. No arrests were made. A meeting of the Georgia railroad direc tors was held to-day. Gen. Alexander was present. Only routine business was trans acted. The Augusta and Chattanooga railroad matters were generally discussed on the stree’s to-day through the presence here of W. H. Hart, W. O. Peeples aud W. E. Basket, prominent business men of Chatta nooga, who were all day in conference with the officers of the road. They all were reticent when approached and questioned, but the general impression is that some ar rangement has been made by which the outlook of tue road is greatly promoted. FLORIDA’S METROPOLIS. The Destruction of Infected Property Completed. Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 25.—Mr. Paige, wlio was in charge of the furnace at the mills whore all the infected bedding, etc., has been burned, closed up to-night. He estimates that fully $85,000 worth of stuff has been destroyed. About 100 of the .-Usurious destined for the Lake City tobacco fields arrived on the Clyde steamer Seminole this afternoon. They will remain here over night, nnd go on in the morning. They are a poor lot, but most all are well built, and seera good material for immigrants. B. A. Strange, treasurer of the Buena Vista and Americus railroad, arrived in the city yesterday. MUST JUDAISM GO ? To-night Rabbi Kahn of the temple Ata vath-Cnes and, delivered “Aphorisms of the Mosaic Code,” a prologue to a discourse soon to follow on “Baron Hirsch; or, Must Juda ism Go?” Another afternoon daffy (republican) is talked of. The Chronicle of Messrs. Bar tholomew & Smith will branch out into a daily edition. The furniture and fixtures of the Bay State house have been seized and will hie sold at sheriff’s sale on the first Monday iu February. DUVAL OFFICERS APPOINTED. News was received late this evening of the appointment by the governor of the fol lowing Duval county officers: W. C. West, clerk of the criminal court of record; Ex- Governor Noble A. Hull,clerk of thecircuit court; Daniel P. Smith, tax collector; E. R. Vanßureu, tax assessor; William Ledwith, school superintendent. The last two are republicans who were elected, but whose bonds were rejected and it is said to-night that they will refuse to accept the appointment, claiming to be elected to these offices. Mr. West was formerly a reporter on the News- Herald, and is now assistant city recorder. He is a first-class man, and probably the only one on whom n fight will not be made. It is expected that the bonds of these officials will he scrutinized closely by the public, especially by the republicans. CEDAR KEYS OHIP3. Tourists From the North Enjoying the Fishing. Cedar Keys,Fla., Jan. 25. —The Florida annual conference of t ie African Methodist Episcopal church is in session at this place with forty-four clerical delegates. Bishop Newman presides. Visitors and tourists are increasing daily. Several are members of the Staten Island and other clubs, aud find fish abundant and gauiey. The yacht Myra sailed yesterday with a party of New Yorkers bound down the coast on a pleasant trip Others follow to day on the Asa Lowe. The schooner Hattie H. Barbour sailed yesterday for Pouco, Porio Rico, with lum ber Tobacco men are investigating the west ern part of this county, and so far are pleased with the prospect for securing tobacco lauds. COMBINE OF THE FURNACES. The Originator of the New Scheme Makes an Explanation. Cleveland, 0., Jan. ‘25. —Concerning the combination of furnace own ers, the Iron Trade Review to-day pub lishes the following telegram from G. 11. Hall, dated New York, who is the origina tor of tho scheme: "The American Pig Iron Storage Warrant Company is organ ized under the general manufacturing laws, with a capital of #1,500.000, and possesses none of the ft attires of a trust or pool. It is organized to (level p and secure improved methods and economies in the production, st rage, transportation, distribution, hand ling and salq of pig iron. not sectional “Its operations are not confined to any one section of the country. It is similar in its plan and features to the storage warrant system of Great Britain, which has been in successful operation there for many years. This company went into operation in No vember la.-t and has already formed a con nection with many of the largest furnaces in the United States. A movement some what similar, but by no means equal to it in scope and detail, was started by Mr. Hall in August, 1884. WHAT IT CONTEMPLATED. “It contemplated a general agreement among the furnaces to restrict their output until prices were restored to their normal level. Out of 691 furnaces in the United States 50-1 responded to this circular letter, and out, of these something over 400 were counted as iu condition a id favorable to joining in the movement, but tho required unanimity was not secured aud the project fell through.” FRANCHISE FORFEITURE. An Attack on tho Richmond and West Point Terminal Company. Richmond, Jan. 35. —Couu el from New York and Philadelphia, ropr.’seating un named parties, presented a petition to-day to the s ato's attorney general asking that it be tiled i.i tho circuit e urt. It is a plea for a writ, of warrant against the Richmond and W nst. Point Terminal Company for t lie purpose of forfeiting its franchise. Among the allegations made were the fol lowing: That by the acquisition of competing lines they have violated the limitations of their charter, and by the acquisition of stock in and control of different lines owned by the company, they have exceeded the powers conferred in ihe act, which in sev eral respects is declared to be unconstitu tional because it unbraces provisions not express!*! iu its title. The counsel of the Terminal compa ly were not served with the allegations, but app ared before the at torney general and asked time to prepare an answer, which was granted, and Feb. 9 iixed as the day of liean g. TIMBER ON THE TRACKS. A Diabolical Attempt to Wreck a Train iu Kansas. Kansas City, Jan. 25.—An attempt was made at ll o'clock last night to wreck a Colorado and Utah passenger train on the Union Pacific road rear Alton, Kan. A large lot of heavy timber and boards had been pilod upon the track, part of which was knocked aside by tho engine and the re mainder was run over by the train. The spot selected was whero the track run* on a high embankment, and had the train left the rails there must have been a fearful loss of life. No reason etesp robbery can be assigned for the action of the would-be wreckers. HARRISON I” TIRED. Tho Constant Rush of Cfficeseekers Wearing Him Out. Indianapolis, Jan. 25.—Gen. Harrison is looking better than for some days past, but the wear of the constant reception of viators is beginning to tell on him. He has not completed his inaugural address yet, and still has the selection of his cabi net on hand. If those who de sire minor appointments could be convinced that it is no use to present applications to him it would lighten his burdens wonderfully. He and will not examine anything of the kind, but simply order- them indorsed and filed away. Word was received this evening that another delegation from Ala bama is on its way here. It is supposed that they are coming to try and offset any thing the late delegation from Birmingham may have affected. CABINET TIMBER. Alllison Still in Doubt—Gen, Wilder to Be Pushed. Washington, Jam 25.—Mr. Allison is still undetermined, apparently, as to what he will do with Gen. Harrison’s invitation to the treasury department. He told Mr. Clarkson before the latter went home last night, that he would stand by him, but to day ho has been importuned by other sena tors, representatives of G-m. Harrison, to consider Gen. Harrison'- iffer further, aud, if possible, favorably. He is still consider ing it. GEN. WILDER FOR THE CABINET. Chattanooga, Jan. 25. —The republi cans of this section have determined to press the claims of Geu. John T. Wilder, of this city, for Secretary of War in Gen. Harrison’s cabinet, (in. Wilder is popular with republicans in the south, and his special champion is Congressman-elect Evans. INDIANA’S SENATE. A New Election to Be Ordered in One of the Districts. Indianapolis, Jau. 25. —The debate on the contested election case in the Senate closed at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The ma jority report unseating Mr. Carpenter was then adopted by a party vote. The repub licans, before the result had been announced, discovered that the resolution unseating contained the words “unseat and expel.’’ They raised a p iflt of order tnat it re quired a two-thirds vote to expel a mem ber, ami the point was sustained by the chair. Upon resolution to seat Mr. Ray, Contestant, Mr. Howard, derm, moved an indefinite postponement, and his motion prevailed. But nine democrats voted in the negative. The action leaves the sena torial district composed of Shelby and Decatur counties unrepresented In the Senate and the governor will order a special election. NORWOOD’S CONTEST. The Arkansas House Rejects the Sen ate’s Resolution. Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 25.—The House of Representatives having rejected the Senate resolution forbidding C. M. Nor wood, late the union labor and republican candidate for governor, to contest Gov. Eagle’s election,unless he first gave bonds to cover all the costs, and limited at $20,000 to $30,090, the investigation will not proceed. Mr. Norwood charged that frauds were perpetrate l in four counties, giving Gov. Eagle 6,000 majority, enough to overcome Gov. Eagle’s majori’y iu the other counties. He claims that but for fraud, intimidation and violence, he (Norwood) would have a clear majority over Gov. Eagle of 5,670 votes. DUDLEY’S BLOCKS OF FIVE. Progress of His Suits Against New York Newspapers. New York, Jan. 25.—Several suits against newspapers brought by Col. W. Dudley to recover $25,000 from each for publishing and commenting upon "the blocks of fire” letter, came up to-day before Justice Patterson in the su preme court. A motion to vacate the order extending the time of the Commercial Adcertisrr to answer was denied and de cision was re-erved on motions to vacate the orders granted to the Times and World for the examination of CoL Dudley before tiling an answer. The counsel for the 'l imes said li would take Col. Dudley’s tes timony m Washington, if more convenient to him. VOTING FOR SENATORS. The West Virginia Balloting not Ma terially Changed. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 25.—The vote on United States senator to-day resulted: Goff 40 Kcnna 24 Gov. Wilson.. 9 Jenney (labor) 2 W. F. Wilson 2 Ex-Senators Pofford, Camden, J. A. Mc- Guffin, Gen. White and J. VV. St. Clair re ceived one vote each. The whole number of votes cast v. as 87 and 44 were necessary to a choice. The joint assembly dissolved until noon to-morrow. GRAY COUNTY'S CONFLICT. Gen. Myers Ordered to the Scene aa a Precaution. Chicago, Jan. 25. —A despatch from Wichita, Kan., says: “Gen. Myers has been ordered by the governor to Gray county, the scene of the recent county seat war. A telegram from Lieut. Thorpe, in charge of tlie militia there, says t at the people of the two conflicting towns, Ingalls and Cimarron, arc daily in receipt of arms and ammunition, and that the day upon which he reported six boxes of Winchesters’ had been received from Kansas City. No one is allowed to enter or leave either town without giving an account of himself. LIABILITIES OF $1,000,000. The Failure of the Railroad Contract ors a Big One. Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 25.—The liabilities of J. J. Burns & Cos., railroad contractors, who assigned yesterday, will apnroximate about $1,000,000, while the assets are its capital stock of SIOO,OOO and stock of the new Battle Creek and Bay City an 1 Battle Creek and Goshen roads, amounting on its face value to $1,509,000, but which lias an unkuown market value. The heaviest creditors are Johu Fitzgerald of Lincoln, Neb., for $425,000: E. G. Nichols f this cit •, who is also president of the railroad company, for $>5,000; the Juliet Steel Company for $225,000, and floating debts amounting to over $150,000, ABHORS OFF LITTLE RIVER. A Cotton ladon fcteamcr in a Bad Fix OS' North Carolina. Wilmington, N. C., Jan. 35.—The rev enue cutter Colfax, which arrived at Southport, reports that the British steamer Albany of Llvoroool, from Now Orleans to Liverpool, loaded with cotton and corn, went ashore at (1:20o’clock this morning in three fathoms of water off Little river. Hhe hail thrown overboard •" HJ b ile* of cotton before the Colfax readied her. The cutter being un.v ie to pull her off returned to Southport for help, and the cutter and tugs have now gone to her assistance. Going Abroad to Lecture. New York, Jan. 35.— Rev. Dr. J. Henry Rmytiie. D. I), of Pniladelph:a sails for Europe to-morrow on the Cunarder Servia to deliver a series of lectures in England ami Scotland in the interests of the Grant University at Athens, Team, of which be is regcut. BURNED BUILDINGS. Four in Ruins at Athens, Tenn., and Several at Jackson. Miss. Chattanooga, Jan. 25. — Fire at Athens, Tenn., last night burned tbe following buildings: First National Bank building. Loss $3,000, insured for $2,800. Masonic hall. Loss SO,OOO, no insurance. Moody & Early’s hardware store. Loss $4,000, insurance $2,500. J. H. Holbv, dry goods. Loss $4,000, in surance unknown. Barber shop of A. J. Green, J. C. Carr’s photographic gallery and W. P. Tenliuson's office. Total loss $24,000. A BLAZE AT JACKSON, MISS. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 25.—Fire broke out last night in a large brick building on State street, and ijuickly spread to an ad joining building. They were occupied by Stedman & Cos., W. A. Whiting, dry go ds dealers; Byron Lemley, a druggist; H. Hil suhi, a jentist; AV. E. Toted, a physician; Judge Wharton and J. A. Brown. It is es timated that the loss on the buildings is $25,000. The losses ou stock are: Stedman & Cos., $22,000; AV. A. Whiting, $5,000; Byron Le niey, $4,500. Other losses, in clu ling damage to the stock and building of E. T. S. Verden, amount to $2,500. A NEGRO SUES IN VAIN. Discrimination on Account of Color His Complaint. Baltimore, Jan. 25. —In the United States district court Judge Morris has dis missed without costs the libel suit of Robert A. McGuinu, a colosed minister, against the owners and captain of the steamer Mason L. Weems for damages for treat ment on board to whieh McGuiun was sub jected because of his color. In July, 1837, he purchased a first-class ticket to Milleubeck, V'a. When the supner bell rang he seated himself at the table, and upon bis refusal to move the food and dishes were removed to another table, the passengers all taking seats at that table and leaving him alone. Afterward the pas sengers threatened him, which was the cause of his leaving tliu boat before reach mg his destination. STREET CAR MEN STRIKE. The Atlantic Avenue Road at Brook lyn Tied Up. New York, Jan. 25.—A1l the horse car lines of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Com pany in Brooklyn, seven iu number, of which road Deacon Richardson is presi dent, were tied up this morning by the em ployes. Yesterday all day Mr. Richardson nad been holding conferences with commit tees of his men, but practically without any good result. The men then threatened to tie up the road, but Mr. Richardson would not yield his points or agree to the terms of the men. When the men brougfit their cars to the depot last night they left them there with a determination not to take them out again until some arrangement could be agreed upon whereby they would receive $2 a da}’ for ten hours work. The lines of the Atlantic avenue railroad are not in a section of the city through which the ele vated railroad runs, so that it made traveling inconvenient for those living along the route of that road. Tho police have perfected arrangements for keeping the pence. No trouble is apprehended, however, as the men are orderly and quiet. Mr. Richardson this noon said that he was determined to carry his point.and he adver tised for men to take the places of the strikers. Feather Makers Locked Out. New York, Jan. 25.—With a single ex ception, all the feather manufacturing firms in this city to-day receded from their agree ment to pay tho prices demanded by the Working women’s Union and locked out their employes to the number of 800. The girls have held a meeting and decided not to return to work now at any price. They are now posted near the factories to k, ep other girls from going to work. They claim that as it is the busy i eason the firms will soon be sorry for their action. Gotham’s Striking Cigarmakers. New York, Jan. 25. —The striking Havana cigarmakers are in high spirits. Eigiit firms in all have succumbed to the demands of the strikers for an menace in wages, the latest accession being Cordero Bros. & Cos., the firm upon which the original demand for an increase was served. Altogether 200 en have gone back to work. Two additional firms are looked upon as certain to succumb by noon to morrow. Collieries Closed. Shenandoah, Pa.. Jan. 25.—Park Place, Centralia. and all the Lehigh and individual collieries in this regiou have shut diwn, owing to their markets being overstocked with coal. About 4,000 men are made idle. An Editor Becomes Insane. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25.—C01. AV. H. Chilton, who has been for fifteen years com mercial editor of the Courier-.fournal, to day was adjudged insane. His mind has been rapidly failing for two weeks past. SINGULAR PREMONITIONS, A Man Twice Saves His Life by Obey ing Mysterious Impulses. From the Pittsburg Dispatch . A few minutes after the fall of the AViley building on AVednesday last, while a crowd was gathering to view the ruins in which so many mangled and dead people lay, a stranger who was gazing at the wrecked structures from tho opposite side of AV ood street, entered into a conversation with a Dispatch reporter. He said: “For about five years on every week day I have passed along that side of ’Wood street at about the hour this terrible disaster oc curred. To-dav I was ou my way to Fifth avenue, and hnd reached the Chamber of Common* building, when a sudd n impulse came upon me to take the other side of the street. I crossed over, and b*fore 1 reached the sidewalk the crash came. Ha 1 I kept along as I was going I would have bee i in front of the Weldin building just in tiino to be crushod by bricks und falling timber. I can no more account for the action which probably saved my liie than you can; I simply felt that I must do it. and I do not know that I felt even a premonition of danger. Years ago I escaped being robbed and possibly murdered in a way that was equally remarkable. At the time 1 was a collector in tho province of Ontario. One bitter cold winter evening I found myself in a small town about fifty miles from Toronto with a large sum of money in mv possession. Hav ing determined to go to 'Toronto that night on the !l o’clock train, I telegraphed to tbe hote! where I usually stopped and asked that a room be reserved for me and a fire put in it. When the trap came along I got on the front of the smoking ear, walked through that ear, through tho next one, then got off and went to the telegram: office and sent another message to the Toronto hotel stating that I had changed my mind and was not coming that i iglit. What made tne do so vus more than I could toil— the same indefinable irnpuoe that controlled m<> to-day hail possession of mo. “I went back to the house where I had taken supper and remained there ail nigh t. The next morning I read in the Toronto paper of a:i assmlt and attempted robbery of a man who hnd arrived in that city on the train I was going to take but did not. The mail as sand bagged while ou bis way from the depot to tho hotel, cud from tlie description given he must have been my exact counterpart—dress, size, color of hair and eveu the cut of his whiskers, being like my own. The thugs had mistaken him for me, und they knew 1 had money.” Mr. Se’ikoion, the celebrated Baptist S readier, is unable to take exercise at Mentone Misuse of the swelling of his feet. It was fre quently his custom, or rather his necessity, to preach to his Loadon congregation with one loir resting for support ou a pulpit chair. A SERIOU3 MISTAKE. How Near a Wealthy Banker Came to Being Stuffed with Straw. From the Paris Figaro. A rich foreigner, named Sutherland, naturalized in Russia, was banker to the court and ia high tpvor with the empress. He was roused one morning by the informa tion that his house was surrounded by guards, and that Reliew, the minister of police, desired to speak with him. This personage, entering without further cere mony, at once announced his errand. “Mr. Sutherland,’’ said he, “I am charged by my gracious sovereign with the execu tion of a sentence, the severity of which both astonishes ad grives me, and lam ig norant as to how you can so far have ex cited the resentment of her majesty.” “I am as much in the dark as yourself,” replied the banker, “but what are your orders *” ‘ T have not the courage to tell you J” “Have I lost the confidence of the em press?” “If that were all you would not see me troubled. Confidence may return —position may be restored.” “Am I to be sent back to mv own coun try? or, great heaven!” cried tlie banker, trembling, “does the empress think of ban ishing me to Siberia:” “Alas! you might some day return.” “Am I to be kaouted (' “This punishment is fearful,’but it does not kill.” "Is my life then in peril* I cannot be lieve that the empress, usually so mild, so gentle—who spoke to mo so kindly but two days since—'tis impossible! For heaven’s sake, let me know the worst. Anything is better than this intoiera le suspense.” “Well, then,” said Reliew in amelancholy tone, "my gracious mistress has ordered me to have you stuffed.” “Stuffed!” cried the poor banker, hor rified. “Yes, stuffed with straw.” Sutherland looked fixedly at the minister of police an instant, and exclaimed: “Sire, either you have lost your reason or the empress is not in her right senses; surely, you did not receive such a command without end avoring, at least, to point out its unreasonableness, its barbarity.” "Alas! iny unfortunate friend,'l did that which, under ordinary circumstances, I should not have dared to attempt; I mani fested my grief, my consternation: I even hazarded a humble remonstrance; but her imperial majesty, in an irritated tone, bade me leave her presence and see her com mands obeyed at once, adding these words, which still ring in my ears: ‘Go, and for get not that it is your duty to acquit your s.nf without a murmur of any commission with which I may deign to trust you.’” It would be impossible to describe the horror, tlie despair of the unhappy banker. After waiting until the first burst of grief was over, Reliew informed him that he would allow him a quarter of an hour to settle his worldly affairs. Sutherland went and prayed, and entreated the minister to take a petition from him to the empress. Overcome by his supplications, the mag istrate consented to be his messenger, and took charge of the missive; but afraid to return to the palace, he hastily presented himself at the residence of the English am bassador and explained tho affair to him. The ambassador very naturally supposed the minister had become insane, but, bid ding him follow, he hurried to the palace. I ntr >duoed into the imperial presence, he told his story with as little delay as possi ble. Ou hearing this strange recital, the empress exclaimed: “ Merciful heavens ! what a dreadful mistake! Reliew must have lost his wits. Ruu quickly, my lord, I beg, and desire that madman to relieve my poor banker of his groundless fears, and to set him at lib erty immediately.” The E nglish ambassador left the room to do as her majesty required, and on his re turn found the empress laughing immoder ately. “I see. now%” said she, “the cause of this inconceivably absurd blunder. I had, for some years, a little dog, to which I was much attached; I called him Sutherland, because that was the name of the English gentleman who presented him to me. This dog has just died, and I gave Reliew orders to have him stuffed. As he hesitated, I be came angry, supposing that from a foolish excess of pride he thought this commission beneath his dignity. That is the solution of this ridiculous enigma.” MEDICAL. SCROFULA Is that impurity of the blood which produces unsightly lumps or swellings in 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 death. It is tho most ancient of all diseases, and very few persons are entirely free from it. Ho .r ß r cured By taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla, which, by the remarkable cures it has 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, my little boy, three years old, being a terrible sufferer. Last spring he was one mass of sores from head to feet. We all took Hood'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. s\; six for $5. Preparedonly by C. I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries. Lowell, Mass. 100 Doses Pro Dollar SHOES. P W.L. Dougi as $3 Shoe GENTLEMEN. $3 SHOE FOR LADIES. Best In the World. Examine his $6.00 Genu ne Hand-Sewed Shoe. 54.00 Hand-sewed Welt Shoe. $3 60 Police ur.d Farmers’ Shoe. $2 50 Extra Value Calf Shoe. sl2-25 Workingman's Shoe. $2 OO and $1 76 Hoys’ school Shoes. Fraudulent when my name and price are nut stamped on bottom. W. I_. DOUGLAS, Brockton, .Mars. FOR SALE BY 13 YCiv BROS. savannah. BLACK JACK A Fine Lot on Hand. R. B. CASS EL’S. FUNERAL INVITATIONS. REILLY—The friends and acquaintance Mr. and -Mrs. Owen F. Reilly, of Mr. Joseph Bui and of .Mr. M. T. Sweeney, are respectfully n vited to attend the funeral of Mbs. Owen rA “i from her late residence. 235 U Harris sir A, THIS AFTERNOON at 3:30 o’clock. '• McGRADE—The friends and acquaintance nf Mr. James McGrade are respectfully invited attend his funeral from his late residence Mr Peter Lawlor's, No. 25 Tattnall strew 9:30 o’clock THIS MORNING. ’ ' MEETINGS. DIVISION NO. I, A O. H. ' Members of Division No. I, Ancient Order oi Hibernians, are requested to meet at No 21 Tattnall street THIS i Saturday) MORNING a| 9:30 o’clock, to pay the last tribute of respect to our (deceased) brother James McGrade. By order of P. J. O’CONNER, President, Jas. T. Fitzhenry. Secretary. SOI THE it N TRAVELERS’ \SMH T | \ r7oN Savannah Branch. Attend meeting 7:30 (standard time) TO NIGHT, Guards Armory. President will com plete committees for the May convention and celebration. Every traveling man in the citv is invited to attend this meeting. By order of the president. DEAN NEWMAN Max Robinson, Sec. and Tres. SPECIAL. NOTICES. Advertisements inserted under “Special Notices'" will be charged $1 00 a Square each insertion. NOTICE Bids on Tybee Hotel will be opened at soos TUESDAY, Jan. 29. Contractors wishing to revise their bids arc requested to confer with undersigned at once. A. S. EIC’HBERG, Architect. NOTICE. Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the British steamship NETO, Chadwick, Master, will be responsible for any debts contracted by the crew. A, MINTS & SONS, Consignees. TURKEYS ! TURKEYS! " One thousand pounds fine Tennessee dressed Turkeys for sale cheap. J. S. COLLINS & CO. BANANAS! BANANAS!! " CARGO OF CHOICE BANANAS Per steamship Stamford from Bluefield, now landing and for sale by KAYANAUGH & BRENNAN. NOTICE. A few Black and Blue CORKSCREW SUITS, also a small lot of CASSIMERE PANTS for sale low at JAUPON‘3. 150 St. Julian street. NOTICE. Office of Commissioners j AND kx-Officio Judges Chatham Cos.. Ga., V Savannah, Ga., Jan. 11, 1889. i Notice is ’hereby given that sealed proposals are invited by the Commissioners of Chatham county to be submitted to them on or before the 11th day of FEBRUARY next, for building in the Telfair place, in the city of Savannah, at such location in said place as the said Commis sioners shall designate, a temporary Record Building according to the plans and specifica tions for the same, wiiich are open for inspec tion in the office of said Commissioners. The contractor or contractors to whom such contract may be awarded will be required in pursuance of section 493 (c) of the Code oi Georgia, and will name their securities at the time of submitting their proposals. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids that may be submitted under this notice. By order or the Board of Commissioners. _ JOHN R. DILL' IN, Clerk C. C. C. C. SHERWOOD'S DANCING ACADEMY At Masonic Temple. The second and last quarter of the Ilth annual season now organizing Misses' and Masters’class every TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY AFTERNOONS at 3 o'clock. Indies’ and Gentlemen’s class every MONDAY, and FRIDAY EVENINGS at 8 o'clock. Pupils can enter either class at any time. For term? and further information, call at the hall or send for circular. Address J. B. SHKRWi *OD. Masonic Temple. City. GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Treasurer's Notice to Members in Arrears. Subscribers whose dues are yet unpaid for 1888 are earnestly requested to pay them before the Society's Anniversary, ou the 12th of KEB RUARY next. They can send the money to me at 140 Taylor street, or my collector will call on each member in arrears in the hope that his dues will he paid at once. WILLIAM S. BOGART. Treasurer Georgia Historical Society. Jan. 18 1889. v Remarkable medicine. Dr. Ulmer’s Liver Corrector accomplishes all that is claimed for it. It has been thoroughly tested by some of our citizens and pronounced decidedly superior to any other liver medicine before the American people. It is rapidly dis placing the various remedies that have flooded the country for years. We have used it, and can recommend it to the alfiicted as possessing great virtue Editor Weekly Costitution. Monticello, Fla. Prepared by B. F. ULMER, M. I)., Pharma c st, Savannah. Ga. Price $1 per bottle. If yen cannot obtain the “Corrector" from your druggist, send your order direct, and it will be forwarded by express, freight paid. TYBEE SCHEDULE. TYBBE SCHEDULE T” RAINS will leave Depot every WEDNES DAY and SATURDAY at 2:30 p. M. until further notice. Trains on SUNDAYS as usual. i . HAMS. MB US Hcjirs, 28 Whitaker Street. TELEPHONES. HELLO! 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