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LITICAL HISTORY OF 1876.
An Early Meeting in New York on the
Morning of Nov. 8 in the Interest of
Hayes’ Election—Telegrams Rushed
to Persons in Several Southern and
Coast States to Hold Them for Hayes
—Men Sent South by "Zach’s Orders.
The New York Timet; prints the following
statetemeiit of what occured in the Fifth
Avenue Hotel early on the morning of Nov.
8. ISIS, when the country was awaiting the
returns of the Tilden-Hayes election:
A gentleman entered the Fifth Avenue
Hotel at tho Twenty third street door about
8:30 o-’doek in the morning, possibly a little
before that hour, Ho went at once to the
rooms of the National Committee, and found
them occupied only by a number of the serv
ants of the hotel, who were engaged in clean
ing and setting the rooms to rights. Every
body had gone home or to bed a couple of
hours before. He left the room and started
for the clerk’s desk to ascertain the number
of Mr. Zachariah Chandler’s room. While
opening the first door in the direction of the
reading room on his way to the office of the
hotel he came in collision with a small man,
wearing an immense pair of goggles, a hat
drawn over his ears, a great coat with a
heavy military cloak, and carrying a grip
sack and a newspaper in his hand. The
newspaper was a New York' Tribune. The
fentleman did not recognize the stranger,
ut the stranger recognized the gentleman
immediately and said:
“Why, Mr. , is that you?”
Tho gentleman knew the voice, and said:
“Is that you, Mr. Chandler?” He an
“Yes. I have just arrived from New
Hampshire by train. D—n the man who
brought this disaster upon the Republican
party.” The gentleman replied:
“The Republican party sustained no dis
aster. If you will ou]y keep your heads up
here, there is no question of the election of
President Hayes. He has been fairly and
honestly elected.” Chandler replied:
'* l Look at this paper. ” The paper had not
the news, and the gentleman began to give
Mr. Chandler an idea of the situation, when
Chandler interrupted him, saying:
“I have just got the key to my room:
come up-stairs.” Upon entering the room
Mr. Chandler placed his gripsack in the
comer, took off his overcoat, sat down, and
“Now go ahead,”
The visitor wenf over the ground care
fully, State by State, showing the vote as
it was finally counted for Hayes and Tilden.
After he had finished William E. Chandler
“Well, what do you think should be done?”
The gentleman replied:
“Telegraph immediately to leading Re
fublicans m authority in South Carolina.
lorida, Louisiana, California, Oregon, ana
Nevada.” Mr. Chandler made no direct re
'ply, but said:
"“We must go add see ‘Zach.’” He said
he where his room was. He led the
■way to the Twenty-fourth street side of the
hotel and knocked at a door, but only suc
ceeded in awakening a lady, who was
greatly flightened. Then he moved down
the corridor and knocked at another door,
with like effect, the occupant of the room,
a lady, threatening to call the servants. Then
Chandler went to the office, ascertained the
number of “Zach” Chandler’s room, which
was between those of the two ladies, and he
began kicking and knocking at the door.
Altec a long time eftme the well-recognized
voice from the inside. “Who’s there?” to
which William E. Chandler replied, “It’s
me, Chandler; open the door quick.” The
door was opened and Zachariah Chandler
was discovered standing in his night-dress.
William EL Chandler tuen said, closing the
‘ “Here is a gentleman who has more news
than'you have, and he has some sugges
tions to make.” To which Zach Chandler
“Yes; I know him. What is it?” With
this he seated himself on the edge of his bed.
William E, Chandler then said:
“The gentleman will tell you the story
himself. He understands the case better’
than I do.”
The gentleman then went over the details
of the election, and added the recommenda
tions he had made to William E. Chandler.
The Chairman of the National Committee
lay down and said:
“Very well; go ahead and do what you
think necessary.” The two vistors left the
room and went to the telegraph office in the
hotel. It was just five minutes before 7by
the hotel clock when they arrived there.
The telegraph office was not open, and they
were informed that it would not be open
until 8, possibly later. The two men stood
by the receiver’s shelf at the littlo telegraph
inclosure, Chandler with his back to the
door opening toward the Twenty-third
street entrance. The only other persons in
the room were a few servants and a clerk in
the news-stand. The gentleman then said:
“I'll have to take these messages to the
main office of the Western Union.” Chandler
called a servant and directed him to have a
carriage brought to the Twenty-third street
entrance. Then Chandler said, “Well,
what do you want to do?” The gentleman re
plied, “We’ll first telegraph to Gov. Cham
berlain of South Carolina.” The gentle
man dictated the dispatch, which was as fol
“To D. H. Chamberlain Columbia S. C.:
Hayes is elected. \Vo have carried South
Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Can you
hold your State? Answer immediately.”
Cliandler took the dispatch in shorthand
as dictated. The gentleman proposed to
send a similar dispatch to S. B. Conover of
Florida. William E. Chandler immediately
objected, saying that Conover was as much
of a Democrat as he was a Republican, and
would probably show the dispatch to the
, Democrats as early as he would to any Re
' publicans in town. At any rate the Demo
crats would get it first. The gentlemen re
maj ked. “Have you any other proposition
to make, or have you any one in your mind
whom it would be safer to or better to ad
. William E. Chandler after a moment’s
consideration said he had not. The gentle
man then said it was imperative that some,
one should be woke up down there, and ift
Mr. Chandler could think of no one else it
was essential to telegraph to Conover. Mr.
Chandler hesitated for an instant and said:;
“Well, I suppose we must; something has
to be done.” The gontleinan accordingly
dictated to Chandler the Conover dispatch.
Here it is: * _
“To S. B. Conover, Tallahassee, Fla.:
The Presidential election depends on the
vote of Florida, and the Democrats will try
and wrest it from us. Watch it and‘hasten
returns. Answer immediately.”
The gentleman then'suggested S. B. Pack
ftrd-ns the proper person to address in Lou- <
isiana, and the Packard dispatch was dic-i
tated and taken down by William E. Chand
ler iu shorthand:
“To S. li. Packard, New Orleans: The
Presidential election depends on the vote of
Louisiana. The Democrats will try and
wrest it from us. Watch It and hasten re
turn. Answer immddiately.”
The gentleman then asked, “To whom
shall we send in Oregon?” Mr. Chandler said,
“John H. Mitchell.” The Oregon dispatch
was then dictated:
“To John H. Mitchell, Portland Ore.:
Without Oregon Hayes is defeated.
Don’t be defrauded. Hasten returns. An
The gentleman suggested that George C.
Gorhum of San Francisco was the proper
man to receive a telegram. Chandler at
once assented. Then the gentleman sug
gested that probably he might be able
to do something with Nevada and Oregon,
and a dispatch something as follows was
“Nov. 7, to George C. Gorham, San Fran
cisco, Cal.: The Presidential election de
pends on our having both Nevada And Ore
fou, which are loth reported for Hayes.
elegraph both those States immediately.
Watch them and hurry up results. Answer
immediately. W.’E. Chandler.” ,
name ttojF' C i tl J n(iler signed with his own
ham of IIT hfS to °J egon an<l to Gor-
To the dispatches
the r Ver ’ P^ kard and Chamberlain
me narrator’s recollection is he signed the
name Zachariah Chandler Wi£m E
andwrnw °' K 't to,k the telegraph blanks
five dis™/n° m stenographic notes the
u'e dispatches above printed, the eentle
nl b t . S f) an l! U ? by him taking every dispatch
When* fto®? !* ,r ad care£ull > reading it.
pu. j,* be , ,a -“ t dispatch was trauscrffied
handed it to the gentleman and
“Are they all right?”
He was informed that they were. Chand
fromth^lf' to r y started to open the door
the reading-room to the Twenty-third
2™ tn “ ce that the gentleman'might
make a hasty exit, but Chandler matfe a
dWvll t S 3 °t * of ? t; the gentleman told the
a l - 0 B et td tne main office of the West
ablvtill, 0 !," Possible speed. Prob
y the quickest time ever made by a car
,~°tt * h e Fitt h Avenue Hotel to the
Western Union was made that morning.
at the Western Union office the
inew well 40 tbe reeeiver > "'horn he
thes . e dispatches off as quickly as
posible and charge the Republican National
1 he National Committee has no account
here and we can’t do it. Why not charge
them to the New York Times’ account?"
ihe gentleman replied, “All right,” and the
receiver immediately handed them back to
mm to be countersigned. This was promptly
' m}d the gentleman was driven back to
the Filth Avenue Hotel. There was still no
body stirring connected with the National
Mr. Zachariah Chandler, Chairman of the
National Committee, asked the gentleman
above alluded to the evening of Nov. 8, if it
wouid not be well to send William E
Chandler to Florida. The gentleman thought
A would. William E. Chandler left for
h londa the following day at 6 p. m. He
therefore did not initiate the idea.of going
to Honda. The truth is that Zachariah
Chandler wished to send to Florida a gen
tleman who had been formerly a private
secretary to William H. Seward, but the
person was not at hand and could not be
reached iu time. William E. Chandler for
this important mission was a second choice.
The whole scheme of sending what were
afterward called ‘visiting statesmen” to
the doubtful States orginated in the brain
of “Zach” Chandler, not William E. Chand
SOME REFLECTIONS IN COURT.
Why William Nye Would Not Be Jake
Sharp, with All Hie Millions.
From the New York World.
Thrift in moderation is a good thing.
When the Duke of Edinburgh, while at
school, used to cut the autographs from the
letters sent him by his royal mother and sell
them to his companions, and even encour
aged Victoria to write often and wrote let
ters to her full of questions, demanding an
immediate answer, and sought in every way
to draw her out in order to multiply her
signatures, it was a good specimen of Eng
lish thrift. It showed that the time may
come when the British throne will have to
be nailed down.
American thrift manifests itself in various
ways and is greeted with various degrees of
applause, according to the customs of the
locality where it breaks out. In anew coun
try the. rise and fall of the thrifty American
horse thief and claim-jumper are sudden.
Thrift there, is readily recognized and re
warded, for more than one man has broken
his own neck by the weight of his overshoes
and tried to kick pieces out of the sky as he
madly reached out for something to stand
on—but that is one of the curses or poverty.
A man who does not care to dabble in flea
bitten bronohos and wild-cat claims may
enter the market for the purchase of Aider
men, and it will take three weeks and $25,-
000 to get a jury to try him.
But though the mills of the gods grind
6lowly, they pulverize middling fine, and it
did not take a man of average intelligence
long to discover yesterday iu the Court of
Oyer and Terminer that it was no place to
indulge in humor. No man can deal lightly
with those who buy and sell the integrity of
men or the virtue of women.
While no element of pity can enter into
the verdict in the case of the People against
Jacob Sharp, the sorrowful picture of an
aged man sitting in the sultry air of a great
trial and gradually feeling the solid earth
give way under his feet, is not one that could
move his bitterest enemy to smile. With
the look of a man who L -Ttumied by a heavy
blow, with staring eyes and his mouth ajar,
Jacob Sharp waved his green fan and felt
the grim shadow of fate settle down about
him like a man in a dream.
At a time in life when good men gather
their grandchildren about their knees and
love to think of their struggles and victories
in the past, Jacob Sharp looks on each suc
ceeding day that breaks upon him through
the barred windows of Ludlow street jail
with new alarm. The past can give him no
pleasure and the future is Ailed with uncer-
If the picture he presents to the young
men of New York be not of value to them,
the law is useless and justice a joke.
One by one his associates are heeding the
warning and preparing to “stand from
under” before the blow falls. Day after
day the squealer coraeth forth for to squeal,
and every evening the darkness comes a
little earlier and a little deeper over the
■ aged defendant.
It is not alone the city of New York or
the State of New York that is watching the
result of this mighty trial, but every man
in America who pays his money for good
government and loves to believe that justice
is not dead follows anxiously every detail of
this great conflict between the people and a
most wicked and powerful “combine.”
We are apt to speak lightly of the meth
ods by which unscrupulous men obtain
great sums of money through a tratflo in
otticial integrity, but let those who think it
a pleasing relaxation to be in Canada or in
suspense look carefully at the panting, pers
piring defendant to-day and ask themselves
whether they would like to go there and
take his place in order to own a string of
yellow cars that nobody can go taboard of
without breaking his neck.
I admit that I am ambitious myself. I
have often thought that I would like to own
a train made up of sleeping cars and dining
cars, so tjiat when I get tired of the mental
strain and braih-fag Incident to being a
, sleeping car conductor, I could revel in the
pleasurable excitement of being adining ear
conductor, with the lives of hundreds of peo
ple in my hands. But still, all this is not
necessary to my existence. Ido not crave
cars or a horse railroad if I have got to
swap men’s souls for them. I would rather
Care are all right in their places, and I
like to go in one now and then, in order to
give my seat to a young woman who is
going over to Twenty-third street to buy
half a yard of ribbon that will match her
dog. I like to.go into these cars sometimes
■ ttVsee bow the air used to smell in the cata
combs on a close, muggy day; but I would
rather .go without cars for years than to sit
in the hot and anxious chair that is now
held down by the defendant in the gr eat
trial of the People vs. Jacob Sharp.
A Multitude of Aliments.
The ailments which afflict the kidneys and
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The stimulus which It lends to the action of the
kidneys when they are lethargic, serre to coun
teract a tendency in them to lapse, first. Into a
state of pernicious inactivity and afterward
into one of positive organic disease, which soon
destroys It heir delicate Integuments, poisons
the bloiid and causes death. A double purpose
is served by this depurent. It promotes activity
“7h7kldneys an<fexpels impurities from)**
blood which have no natural channel of outlet
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THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. JUNE 27. 1887.,
THE LONE STAR OF TEXAS.
The Flag of the Republic—How It
was First Made and Used.
James S. McGahey, of Hempstead, Tex.,
a Texas veteran, thus writes to the Galveston
Aeics: On or about Septembers, 1835,
Texas was invaded by a force
under the Mexican General took
possession of San Antonio and ordered the
people to surrender tlieir arms, allowing
one gun to every flfth family, and demand
ing at the same time the surrender of fivo
of the best and most influential citizens of
Texas, who were to be taken to the City of
Mexico and there held as hostages, or to be
tried for treason by a drumhead court
At this time—viz, September 15, 1805—
the writer hereof (a Virginian by birth) was
at Capt. Wm. Scott’s, San Jacinto, assisting
in the organization of a company, upon the
captain’s proposition. At that date there
were many young men in Texas who could
fiud no employment and who had not means
sufficient to take them away. Wm. Scott
(a Kentuckian) was a wealthy man and pa
triotic to the core. He proposed to equip In
full any one who would volunteer to light
for the cause of Texas, giving him a good
horse, saddle, bridle, gun, accoutrements,
provisions and a suit of clothes, and making
his house headquarters until they were
ready to march. About thirty men (one of
J whom was the writer) took Mr. Scott at
his word, and completed the organization
by electing the said Wm. Scott captain,
Peter J. Duncan of Alabama first lieutnant
mid myself second lieutenant. While mak
ing our preparations Capt. Scott one morning
said to me: “Mack, Ihavoapiece of beauti
ful silk, solid blue. If you’ll make a staff we’ll
have a flag.” He gave me the silk—about
four yards—and as I went up to the mill to
make a staff I called in to see Mrs. Lynch of
Missouri (wife of the man who had a ferry
acro-ss the San Jacinto) in order to get her
to sew a piece of domestic to the silk in such
way that the flag staff would not injure the
silk. Mrs. Lvnch did the work nicely, and
when finished I took it and went on to the
null, where I happened to meet Charles
Lanco, an Italian, who said he was a painter
by trade, and that he had some nice paints
on hand. I told him I wanted some painting
done on the flag, and he asked me What he
should paint on it. I answered, “paint in
the center of it a large flve-pointed white
star.” Wben the work was completed and
examined carefully, the Italian observed,
“Well, now, that looks naked; let me paint
something under it. What shall it be? “My
reply was: “Put the word independence,
and it was done accordingly. The same
day. while I was at work at the stuff, the
flag lying stretched out on the work bench
close by me, men from eastern Texas came
by on their way to San Felipe for the sole
purpose of hearing the news, and hoping to
learn something about the situation of af
fairs. In those days we had no mails, no
railroads, no telegraphs; so that when one
wanted to hear the news, the only alterna
tive was to got on a horse and ride to some
central point, often distant many miles.
Some of these men, as they passed by where
I was at work, stopped for a few minutes’
conversation, and looking at the flag, greatly
admired it. They said: “It is just the
course for Texas to take,” having reference
to the motto. On their way to San Felipe
they stopped’at Harrisburg, where there
was at that time a company of volunteer
soldiers. These were told of the flag—the
Lone Star —and the motto. They became
angry and said they would shoot any man
who attempted to raise a flag with the word
independence on it before independence was
declared by the proper authorities. This
messago was brought to mo that evening by
a courier. In reply to the message I said:
“Tell them to come down to-morrow about
noon and they would see it hoisted,” for it
was then the determination of every man in
our company to follow the fortunes of
Stephen F. Austin, let the consequences l>e
what they might. But this reply*sent back
to the people at Harrisburg was sent entire- '
ly upon my own responsibility: 1 had
consulted no man, not even Capt. Scott,
ilNefd 1 am not sure that he yet knew
what I had put on the flag; but later the
same evening, m apprising the captain of
the situation, I told liim of the message re
ceived from Harrisburg, and also of my
reply to it. “By blood,” said he, “Mack
that was a little rash, but I’ll sustain you
in it.” Sure enough, the next day about
noon two large yawl-bouts, containing eight
armed men each, came sailing down to see
the flag hoisted, or rather to see that it was
not hoisted. They pulled up to the bank
within twenty steps of Mi’s. Lynch’s house,
but not a man got out of either boat, nor
was there a word spoken by any ona Capt.
Scott ordered Lieutenant Duncan to form
his men into line between the boats and the
house. Everyman had his gun, and it was
loaded. As I passed by the house I set my
gun against it and took my position with
out weanpn of anykind. After a few
moments “stepped back into the house, took
the flag down from the lack, and returned
to the center of tlio company, unfurled the
banner, planted the .staff with a firm stroke
in the ground on the banks of the San
Jacinto, and the Lone Star, with the magic
word independence, floated proudly on the
breeze. For some minutes not a word was
said. Presently the captain of one of the
boats ordered his men to .push away from
the bank, and when out a short distance in
the stream the captain stood up, and taking
off his hat, flourished it around his head,
shouting, “Hurrah for the Lone Star!”
Every man of liis crew did likewise; but
the other boat pulled away and departed up
stream without any demonstrations of any
kind whatever. When the boats had passed
out of sight we broke ranks, ate dinner,
bade goodby to friends mounted and
marched westward. I do not know the
exact date of this occurence, but it was,
sonic time in the latter part of Beptemlier,
135. I bore my flag as far us to San Felifie,
where, finding it cumbersome, I took it off
the staff, folded it carefully and packed it
in my sack. On the evening before the bat
of Conception, two miles below San An
tonio—being then on General Austin’s staff, I
told him of the circumstances connected with
the flag, and that I still carried it in my
pack. Among other things, he said: “Take
care of it—it may be useful.”
The next morning just before day the bat
tle began. After daylight—although it was
so foggy that we could hardly tell when
daylight came—when we could manage to
see a short distance, in selecting our iiosi
tions it so hapened that I and Thomas Bell.
,a member of Fannin’s company, found
ourselves side by side loading and shooting
as rapidly os it was possible for us to do. I
soon discovered that Bell wate brave man,
and upon further found him
to be a perfect gentleman. ]Hmi the bat
tle was over and the victoryZSMl was dis
tressed to know that I wafijMfcty badly
wounded. Gen. Austin
remarking as he did so: well,
recruit up, for your servicaßlflpCe needed
again.” Before leaving foiTidTfie, however,
1 placed my flag in care of Thomas Beil at
his own urgent entreaty. Ha liegged for it;
he vowed most solemnly that it should never
be disgraced—and I have no reason to be
lieve that it ever was-t-a) though I have not
seen either the flag or Tom Bell from that
day to this. In all probability the flag was
lost or captured by the Mexicans in some of
the defeats and bloody massacres which
followed soon after the battle of Concep
In the meantime the convention of dele
gates from all parts of Texas rdet at Han
Felipe on the Brazos, and in a few weeks
thereafter removed iu a body to old Wash
ington, also on the Brazos, whore on March
2. 1836, Texas declared herself independent
of Mexico. David G. Bufnett was chosen
president and old General Zavalla vice-,
president. A full cabinet was appointed
and proclalmation issued, in which the state
was denominated “The Republic of Texas.”
Gen. Ham Houston was made commander
in chief of the Texan army and navy, Gen.
Austin being sent to the United Htates. Ait
soon as I was able for duty, that into say on
March 8,188 fl, I reported to Gen. Houston
at Washington. By him I wan detailed at
once to ride as courier over the country,
notifying the volunteers and men generally
to meet Gen, Houston at Gonzales, w here
an army of defense would be organized and
equipped as well as the resources of the
State would allow. Houston himself left
Washington with only thirteen men.
There were four of its serving in the double
capacity of courier and scout. Having
given notice to the settlements generally,
we started for Gonzales to rejoin our com
mands about the last of March or April 1
1836. We did not get to Gonzales,
but met Gen. Houston with his troops, in
retreat—Tr-‘is and Fannin having been
slain and their forces massacred early in
March. Falling into line I marched with
the troops to San Felipe, where Gen. Hous
ton expected to make a stand; but, finding
the position not advantageous, hq hid his
men in the Brazos bottoms and sent out
trusty spies and scouts to watch Banta
Anna's movements. Tho Mexicans, In
strong force, came to San Felipe and burned
it, but Capt. Merely Baker of Alaliama
kept them from crossing at that "point.
Subsequently, however, Santa Anna got
his own division across at Fort Bend anil
with it marched eastward. On his way lie
burned Harrisburg, on Buffalo bayou, ami
thence went to New Washington, at the
mouth of the San Jacinto, whore he ex
pected to capture the President and Cabinet
and he came very near accomplishing his
purpose. Failing in that he burnt and
destroyed much private property for the
citizens, of whom, perhaps, Col. James
Morgan Ruffeml more than any other.
Meanwhile Houston's scouts were on the
alert and when Santa Anna left New Wash
ington, taking the .road for San Jacinto —
Houston havmg moved up Ida forces also—
the two hostile armies now found them-
selves in close proximity to each other. On
April 20, 1836, about loaded by
Santa Anna from the store houses of Col.
Morgan was seen to go up tho San Jacinto.
It was learned by the scouts that this boat
was to land at Lynch’s ferry, from- whence
the supplies were to be-transported to the
Sabine,the boundary line between Texas and
the United States, where Santa Annafpro
posed to establish a garrison, scornfully
proclaiming that be had driven the rebels
out of Texas, and if the United States did
not behave herself he would give her a dose
of the same medicine, and then return to
the City of Mexico the Napoleon of tho new
world 1 Gen. Houston did not take any
stock'in the “Napoleon” part of the pro
gramme, but sent ten men with orders to
capture the boat, inasmuch as his army was
sorely in need of something to eat. I was
sent on that mission, with nine others.
Taking our position on the bank of the
river, I perceived as the boat approached
that the helm was managed by turner
Morgan, a slave belonging to Col. Morgan,
whose property the Mexicans had so un
mercifully raided a few days previous. As
the boat came in speaking distance, i'
hailed Turner and ordered him to bring the
boat to me. He was glad to do so at once, and
as he rounfted, ten of the twelve Mexican
oarsmen jumped overboard and swam
away; the other two we kept as waiting
boys. We captured a quanity of provisions,
amply sufficient to supply our army well,
over which there was great rejoicing.
On the same day, April 20, 1830, Santa
Anna was reinforced by 600 men, and he
made preparations at once to give the
crushing blow to Houston’s army. These
reinforcements had crossed a bridge over a
bayou, aud, to prevent their retreat, Hous
ton on that night sent “Deaf Smith" to
bum the bridge, which la-fore the next
morning dawn was totally destroy- i. On
the morning of April 21, 1836, it
was seen that a battle could no longer be
deferred. Houston made a speech to his
men in which he told them that victory
was their only hope. The troops compre
hended the situation and resolved to con
quer or die. The line of battle was formed
and we waited the advance of the Mexicans
—with orders not to fire until wh could see
the whites of their eyes. After remaining
in this position a short time our general
thought he could get for us actuation still
more advantageous, and while attempting
to make the move the two armies came
suddenly in contact with each other, and
the famous battle of San Jacinto came off
in an open prairie near the residence of Mrs.
Lynch, and in full view of the spot where
my flag with the lone star was raised first
under such trying circumstances on or
about September 15, 1835. It
seems as if an overruling providence had
said to the haughty Mexicans: “Thus far,
and no farther shalt thou come.” And to
day the people of this fair land are in the
full enjoyment of the innumerable blessings
resulting from the independence won on the
banks of the beautiful Kan Jacinto, where
the lone star with that “magic word” ‘first
blazed in the sunlight of heaven, and
danced on the balmy southern breeze.
Freshly-made glue is stronger than that
which has been repeatedly melted. Too
large a quantity should not, therefore, be
made at a time. Glue may be freed from
the foreign animal matter generally in it
by softening it in cold water, washing it
with the same several times, till it no longer
gives out any color, then bruising it with
the hand, and suspending it in a linen hag
beneath the surface of a large quantity of
water at 66° F-. By doing this the pure glue
is retained in the bag and the soluble im
purities pass through. If the softened glue,
be heated to 122* without water and filtered,
some other impurities will be retained by
the filter, aud a colorless- solution of glue be
No Home Should Be Without It.
w/uncc It takes the-place of a
run WnUOL doctor and ccst ly pre-
DC MCC IT script ion*. All who lead
DC. IvL rI I sedentary lives will And it
the best preventive of and cure for Indjgestton,
Constipation, Biliousness, Piles and Mental De
pression. No loss of time, no interference with
business while taking. Ladies who suffer with
periodical Headaches, Dizziness, Loss of Appe
tite and Debility, have in tills remedy pleasant
and easy moans of ke<*ping the body hi health,
of clearing the eyes, und cleansing the skin of
yellowness;, of removing eruptions or humors
from the skin. For Children ft Is most Innocent
and harmless; no danger bum exposure after
taking; cures Colic, Diarrhoea, Bowel Com
plaints, Feverishness or Feverish Colds. Invalids
ard delicate persons will find it the mildest
Aperient and Tonic they can use. A little taken
at night insures refreshing sleep and a" uatural
evacuation of the bowels. A little taken iu the
morning sharpens the appetite, cloanses the
stomach, and sweetens the breath.
Our trade mark (Zj in rad on front of wrapper
is your protection.
J. H. ZEILIN A CO.,
■a Ufri 1/ ■■■sa|afferirfromthf
-1111 WCfln inf |o SI fuels of youthful ar
il *" ' ITb £■ Bti rn P. early drruy. lost
manhood. f- I will ••naa valuable tr*ati(ealed>
containing fall particulars for home cure, free of
ohargs. Addreaa Prof. V. 0. FOWLER, Moodua, Coca.
Kissimmee City, Orange County, Fla.
CAPITAL - - - $50,000
TRANSACT a regular hanking business. Olts
particular attention to Florida collection*.
Correspondence solicited. Issue Exchange on
New York, New Orleans, Savannah and Jack
sonville, Fla. Resident Agents for Coutts St Cos.
and Melfllle.-Bvans A Cos., of London, England.
New York .correspondent: The Seaboard
!; National Bonk.
ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE, Cherry Tooth
Paste, Charcoal Tooth Paste. Bhiffleld's
Cream Dentifrice, Lyons' Tooth Tablet ’s, Arnica
Tooth Soap, Thompson’s Tooth Soap, Carbolic
Tooth Soap, Tooth Powers and Washes all kinds
at STRONG'S DRUG STORE, corner Bull and
I'oiry sunt 0 Uao,
SWIFT’S SPECIFIC. *
CANCER, //-f Xng treats
- x on Blood and
* ' fw Bkin Dise,lses is
ECZEMA, / X ■““ eJ "“ “ *>'•
_*7 f firom Atlanta,Ga.
Promptly and most TETTER,
effectively eradi- ' _
cated by this JT Ssv wA^J*
Permanently Cured by *
• DKY UOOUS.
ECKSTEIN’S, Congress and Whitaker Streets
Wo are on lian<l tills week with an array of liar-gains that, has
seldom if ever been equaled. Space will not admit of many com
ments. Come anti wee the Goods, they will apeak for themselves.
NOTIONS AND FANCY GOODS.
500 pairs Silk Mitts, 35e.
00 dozen T.isle Gloves, 10c.
25 dozen Fine Silk Gloves, 37t^c.
1 case Balbriggan Silk Clocked Ladies’ Hose,
Black Lisle Thread Hose, 50c.
Children’s Ribbed Hose, 10c.
Bargains in Infants’ Socks.
50 dozen Ladies’ Pure Linen Fancy Bordered
Handkerchiefs, 1 2 the.
Children’s Colored Bordered Handkerchiefs,
pSc. a dozen.
We have the Goods at Prioes Advertised.
Job Lot of Laces, White, Cream, Tan, sc. and
10c. a yard.
Wide Oriental Laces, 10c., 12j4c., 15c.
42-inch Lace Flouncings, fl.
All-Over Oriental Lace, White and Cream, 70c.
Out* Advertisement Will Not Deceive You.
Skirts, Tucked and Ruffled. 40c., 80c., 75c.,85c.
Night Gowns, Special Bargains, 65c., 80c.
Ladies’ Summer Vests, 25c. each.
New Tinted Colors Balbriggan Vests, sl.sl 25c
Ladies’ Linen Collars and Cuffs in Sets, 15c. set.
Mosquito Nets and. Gauze, All (’(j|ors, 400. a I’ieoe.
Canopies, Ready for Use, 750, up,
500 dozen Gents’ Socks, British, Balbriggan
and Fancy, at 19c.; worth 25c.
A llargain Lot ofGents’ Handkerchief!*, 1C X-J3o.
A $lO Parasol for $7. *
A $7 Parasol for $4 60.
A $5 Parasol for $3.
A $4 Parasol for $2 25.
These Trices Will Hold Glood All the Week at
GUSTAVE ECKSTEIN'S POPULftR STORE.
AITLLI NKK Y.
Mammoth Millinery House.
We are now offering immense /lines of* New Straw Hats,,
Ribbons, Feathers, etc„ which are now being.shipped daily
by our New York buyer, and our Mr. Krouskoff, who is now
-North to assist in the selection of 'the ?Choicest Novelties in
the Millinery Line. It. is astonishing but a fact, that we sell
fine Millinery cheaper than.any retail store in New York. How
can we do it? Cannot tell. This is our secret and our suc
cess. Perhaps on account of large,fclearing-rtut purchases or
perhaps from direct shipments from London or Paris—but no
matter so long as the ladies have all the advantages in stock
We are now ready for business, and our previous large
stock will be increased, and we are now offering full lines of
fine Milans in White and Colors, for Ladies, Misses and
Children in an endless variety of shapes.
RIBBONS, RIBBONS, new novelties added and our regu
lar full liue entirely filled out.
We knock bottom out in the price of Straw Goods.
We continue the sale of our Ribbons at same prices as
heretofore, although the prices have much advanced.
We also continue to retail on our first floor at wholesale
gjjQQ~y L, Y!
DON’T BE TORMENTED WITH MOSQUITOS. BUT CALL AT
LINDSAY & MORGAN’S STORES
1(39 and 171 Broughton Street,
AND SECURE AT ONCE A MOSQUITO NET OF SOME KIND. On hand LACE and GAUZE
NETS, FOUR POST, HALF CANOPIES, TURN OVER and UMBRELLA
MOSQUITO NET FRAMES.
REFRIG ERATORB of several kinds. Prominent among them ta the ALLEGRETTI, also the
EMPRESS, TOM THUMB, SNOWFLAKE, ICE PALACE and ARCTIC KING.
BABY CARRIAGES. About twenty-five different styles to select from. Prices very low.
Our stock of CHAMBER and PARLOR SUITES is fulL
STRAW MATTING. Big stock, low prices.
Ortlore Jt’illod. With Dispatch. -40
LINDSAY & MORGAN.
SASH, DOORS, KLIN PS. ETC.
Vale Royal Manufactaring Cos.
MANUFACTURERS OF AND.DEALERS IN
Sash, tars, Blinds, fails, Pen Ends,
And Interior Finish of all kinds, Mouldings, Balusters, Newel Posts. Estimate*, rrioe Lists, Mould
ins: Book*, and any information in our lin furnished on application. Cypress, \eliow Pino, Oak,
Aah and Walnut LUMBER on hand and in any quantity, furnished promptly.
VALE ROYAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Savannah, Ga
P. J. FALLON,
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
28 DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH.
ESTIMATES promptly famished for building
of any class.
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS.
All Silk Surahs, in every shade, 69c.
Satiu Rhadame, Black and Colored, 79c.
White and Cream Surah Silk*, 50c., 69c. and
A lot of Remnants of Silk in sash lengths at a
White, Cream, Blue, Pink, Tan, All Wool Alba
tross reduced to 40e.
All Wool Gray Goods for traveling, 00c,
LAWNS AND SEERSUCKERS.
White Lawns, Checked and Plain, 5c., 6Wc„
Bc., 10c. .
Printed Lawns, 5c., 10c., 12j4c.
India Linens, 10c., 12ke.
Persian Lawns, 10c., 12j*e.
Tinted Mulls and Nainsooks from 12J4c. up,
Novelty White Goods, 16c. up.
LINENS AND DOMESTICS.
Turkish Bath, Linen Duck, Checked Glass and
Linen Damask Towels, groat Job Lot, 12l^o.
Job Lot of Towels at 250.; worth 40c.
Summer Spreads and Quilts, 56c., 75c., 86c., sl.
Linen Suitings, Plain and Fancy, 15c. a yard.
Awning and Feather Ticks, 1214 c. up.
Gents' Gauze Vests, 19c.. 40c., 50c.
White anti Colored lawn Ties, 10c. and 15c. doz.
Sun Umbrellas, 75c. each.
Silk Umbrellas,"s2 50up.
Rubber Cloaks, Linen and Alpaca Dusters, $1
l. a. McCarthy,
Successor to Chas. K. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, GAS and STEAM FITTER,
48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, GA
OUR STOCK at all times - th
apparel of correct and seasonable taste is
now complete with an assortment of good*
which will be found especially interesting far
those preparing for the country.
Ibu-ticula attention is invited to our Una of
House and Lounging Coats,
P O J A M A S,
And the many little fixings which add so
materially to comfort and appearance curing
We are also showing several uorelties in
which are delightfully cool and of the style*
and fabrics used in fashionable centre*. We
will consider it a pleasure to show any one
through our stock.
A. FALK & SOY
(lI'AUiVTIM; soficiit! *
Ornrz Health Oman. I
Savannah, Ga.. May 1, 1887. f.
from and after MAY Ist, ink?, the city ordW
nance which specifies the Quarantine require,
tnents to be observed at the port of Savannah.
Georgia, for i>eriod of time (annually) from May
Ist to November Ist, will bo must rigidly en
Merchants an.Kail other parties interested
will bo .supplied with printed copies of the Quar
aut ino Ordinance upon application to office ot
From and after this date and until further no.
fiee all steamships and vessels from South
.America, Central America, Mexico, West Indies,
‘Sicily, ports of Italy south of 40 deg*. North
latitude. and cast of Africa beweezt
10 degs. North and 14 degs South latitude,
direct, or via American port will be sub
jected to close Quarantine and be required
to report at the Quarantine Station and be
treated as being from infected or suspected
ports or localities. Captains of these vessel*
will have to remain at Quarantine Station until!,
their vessels are relieved.
All steamers and vessels from foreign port*
not Included above, direct or via Americas
ports, whether seeking, chartered or otherwise,
will be required to remain in quarantine until
boarded and passed by the Quarantine officer.
Neither the Captains nor any one on board of
ouch tv'ssctii ivili be allouunt to none to the dtp
until the veeeels are inspected and passed by the
As ports or localities not herein enumerated
are reported unhealthy to the Sanitary Author!-'
ties, Quarantine restrictions against same will
be enforced without further publication.
The quarantine regulation requiring the Jlying
of the quarantine flap on vessels subjected to
detention or inspect inn will be riaidly mforeed.'
J. T. McFarland, m. and.. Health officer.
Ah Orlinance to amend article LX. of the Sa
vannah City Code, adopted Feh. 16, 1870, so M
to require all oocupunts of houses, merchants,,
shopkeepers,grocers and tradesmen occupying!
r remises to which no yards are attached tq
within their premises a box or barrel ofi
sufficient, size. In which shall tie deposited all
offal, tilth, rubbish, dirt and other matter gen*
crated in said premises, or to put such box or
barrel In the streets or lanes under condition*
■choiU. Beit ordained by the Mayor and
1 Aldennsn of the city of Savannah in Council
assembled, and it is hereby ordained by ma
authority of the same, That section 2 of said
article be amended so as to read as follows: The
owners, tenants or occupiersof bouses-having
yanth or .enclosures, and all occupants of houses]
all merchants, shopkeepers, grocers and trades]
men occupying premise# to which no yardpOM
attached shall keen within their yards oci
premises a tiox or Wrel of sufficient size,. ini
which shall lie deposited all the offal, filth, Mb*
bisli.dirt and other matter generated in Said
building and enclosure, aud the said filth of every
description os aforesaid* shall bo placed in said
box or barrel, from the first, day of April t<>the
first day of November, before the hour. aiT|
o'clock a. m., andfrom the first day of N.wtJthbes
tlnolusive) to the last day of Starch (inShlsivej
before the hour of Bdfclock a. and such uiaN
ter so placed shall T> dally removed (Sunday*
excepted) by the Buperintendant, ta
such places two miles at least]
Kitliout the city as shall lie designated by .the
ayor or a majority of the 1 Hirert aud Lane
Committee. And It shall be unlawful for ana
oocupuut'qf.a house, merchant, shopkeeper
grocer.’Or.tradesman to sweep into or to depuffti
In any street or lone of this city any paper,
trash, or rubbish of any kind whatsoever, butt
the same shall lie kept in boxes or barrels M
hereinbefore provided, for removal by the scav
enger of the city. Any person not having a yard
may put the box or barrel containing the offal,
rubbish, etc., in the street or lane for removal
by the scavengar, provided the box or barrel so
put in the street or lane shall be of wuh char
acter and size as to securely keep the offal, rub
bish, etc., from getting into the street or lane.
And any person other than the owner or scaven
ger Interfering with or troubling the box or bar
rel so put in the streot or lane slutll be punished
on conviction thereof In the police court by fine
not exceeding SIOO or imprisonment not exceed*
ing thirty days, either or both in the discretion
of officer presiding In said court.
Ordinance passed in Council June Ist, 1887.
RUFUS E. LESTER, Mayor.
Attest: Frahk E. Kkuaukk. Clerk of Councity •
City Marshal s Onrta, i
Savannah, April 28<1,1887. J
THE City Treasurer has placed in iny hand*
Real Estate Executions for 1886, Privy Vault
Executions for 1886, Htock In Trade and other
personal property executions for 1886, and Spe
cific or License Tax Executions for 1887, com
manding me to make the money on said wrjta
by levy and sale of the defendants’ property at
by other lawful means. I hereby notify all per
sons In default that the tax and revenue ordi
nance wiU he promptly enforced if payment is
not made at my office without delay.
Office hours from 11 a. m. to 2 v. u.
ROBT. J. WADE,
QUA RANTIN’E NOTICE.
Orncr. Health Onricsit 1
Savannah, April sth, IH7. f
Notice is hereby given that the Quarantine
Officer is instructed not to deliver letters to vee
hclk which are not subjected to quarantine de
tention, unless the name of consignee and state
ment that the vessel is ordered to some othec
port appears upon the face of the envelope.
This older is made necessary in consequence qf
the enormous bulk of drumming letters eua. M
the station lor vessels which are to arrive.
j. t. McFarland, m. and.,
'* Health Officer.
Ovnc* Hkalth Oirnn. 1
Savannah, March 25th, 1887. |
Pilots of the Port of Savannah are informed
that (he Hapelo Quarantine Station will be open,
edon APRIL Ist. 1887.
Special attention of the Pilots Is directed to
sections Nos. 3d and 14th, Quarantine Regul*
Most rigid enforcement of quarantine rcgul*
tions will be maintained bv the Health author*
ties. J. T. McFarland, m. and.,
Health Officer, g
IRON WORKS. "*
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AGF.NTS for Alert and Union Injector*. thJ
simplest and most effective on the market
GuUett Light Draft Magnolia Cotton Gin, th 4
beet in the market.
All orders promptly attended to. Send fol
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pcctoraut, Hale’s Houey and Tar, Boachee’g
German Syrup, Bull’s Cough Syrup, Piso’s Curq
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