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SAILING IN A SQUALL.
A REGATTA FULL OF ACCIDENTS
Tho Jennie S. Outsails tho Zinga In a
Conclusive Contest—A Piece of Dar
ing Work by a Bravo Sailor—Two
Squalls Put the Seamen on Their
Mettle—The Vernon Victorious in the
First Class The Uncas and Siren
Capsized -A Day Full of Interesting
The glorious Fourth was to the Savannah
Yacht Club a day full of events. In fact,
though the club's races and regattas have
never been without interesting incidents,
never did a day pass in which so many and
such exciting ones were crowded. From
start to finish there was not a moment when
something to make the pulse beat a little
faster than usual was not occurring, and at
times it was wildly exciting.
At 10:30 o’clock the Pope Catlin left the
city with a fair crowd aboard bound for
the race. She steamed down the river and
started to enter the Bouth Channel to go
into St. Augustine creek. As she noareil
the obstructions Cant. Swift saw that the
yacht Wanderer was lying becalmed directly
across the channel. Thinking that he had
room to pass between the yacht and the
Obstructions he took the southern side and
started through, but the wheel caught a
snag, which broke one or two paddles
ind threw the boat on the piles.
A TIMELY RESCUE.
Capt. Swift whistled for assistance, hut
bone came, and as the tide was on the ehb it
was feared that the boat would lie left on
piling, but. at last the tug Cumbria, which
had a pleasure party on board, came down
St. Augustine creek, being unable to get
through to the course, and seeing the dis
tress of the Catlin took her in tow and drew
her over the obstructions, with only a slight
damage to the paddle.
The steamer then went up the creek to the
Tybee railroad drawbridge, but found it
closed. After a time the draw was opened,
and she wont through, but scraped on both
sides. From that on her trip was unevent
ful. ami at 12:20 o’clock she landed her pas
sengers at the Thunderbolt club house.
As soon as she arrived the Hailing Com
mittee began to prepare for the race. The
captaius of the yachts were called together
and given their instructions and they hast
ened off to make ready. Soon the gleaming
white sails were seen climbing up the masts,
and then the jibs went up and the trim
boats began cruising about above tho lino,
making ready to start at the signal. It was
arranged that the Jennie S. and tho Zinga
should start first in order that they might
have a free course and be given as much
clear water as possible.
While waiting for the signal everyono
was watching the heavy clouds that were
gathering in the east. They were heavy
and dark and the spectators as well as the
sailors saw that a squall would strike the
boats before they had boon out long, though
at that time there was just enough wind to
fill the sails.
At 12:57 the signal to start was given.
The Zinga started at. once for the line and
crossed it at 12:58:40, followed by tho Jen
nie s. at 12:59:10. They started on down
the course, carrying with them the interest
of the spectators, burdened with the hopes
and fears of both witnesses and others whose
Interest in the two proud yachts had been
intensified by the announcement that this
race was the final test of merit. At inter
vals of five minutes the other classes went
out. The boats of the first class crossed the
line in the following order: White Wing,
Etta, Edith. Glance, Vernon, Claude. In the
fourth class the Marie went out first and
the Gertrude followed. The Uncas lead the
fifth class, ami after her came the Nina and
then the Hiren.
The fleet was of! but the Pope Catlin was
on. Whilo she was tied up at the wharf the
tide had ebbed and left her in the mud. A
line was put out, and while the bow of the
boat was I icing worked around one of the
piles of the wharf was pulled out. Then
she steamed down a few hundred yards and
struck a bar, but when she pulled over that,
the trouble was over for the day and all
was smooth sailing before her.
A PAIR OF ACCIDENTS.
Meanwhile, the yachts had gone some
distance down Wilmington river, and the
passengers on the steamer were straining
their eyes to catch a view of their favorite
boats. The race between the favorites was
the most exciting that any one present
could remember to have seen in these
waters. They had got, to Whitmarsh and
were sailing under a good breeze when the
squall struck. The Zinga was behaving
beautifully, obeying the slightest touch of
the tiller and moving us smoothly as
if there was not a ripple on the
waters, but just as the wind caught her sails
her centre-board struck a bar. and a! most in
an instant the waves washed iier clear upon
land, and there she had to stay. The Jenriio
H. had gained the lead the Zinga had in the
start, but had just passed tlie stranded I mat
when her jib-lxwnn broke, and she had to
drop anchor to splice it. This occupied her
almut t wenty minutes, and then tho anchor
was hoisted and she sailed away. An hour
and a half later she was sailing easily along,
confident that the race was already won.
Everything was ready for the second squall
that was coming up astern and the crow
was busily engaged with hard-boiled eggs.
Crackers and ice water, when Com. Dernere
exclaimed: “Great heavens, look there!
Get to work, boys, quick!”
A quiCK RIJN.
Everyone looked astern and there was tho
Zinga only a short distance behind, sailing
along as if nothing had hapi>oiied. The tide
had turned and come in rapidly enough to
lift her off. hut she lost three-quartei*s of an
hour. The squall was coming and tho
Zinga had the wind and she was walking
light, up on the boats ahead of her. Fifteen
minutes before she was behind the fifth
class, but when she was sighted everyone
saw that she would make a tight race with
tho Jennie H. Astern, a great mass of
black clouds was piling up and the wind was
blowing stiffly Only a few minutes elapsed
before the squall struck, and then the crows
Began taking in canvas. The Glance went
to anchor, as did many other of tlie boats in
tho rear of the fleet, but the Jennie 8.,
Zinga, Vernon mid Claude kept on their
course, for the buoy was only about three
miles ahead, and that tended greatly toward
.stimulating courage. From the deck of the
Catlin the turning of the buoy by the favor
ites was one of the most exciting spectacles
that oue may over hope to seo in a yacht
TURNING WITH BARE POLES.
The wind was blowing a perfect, gale. No
one thought for a moment that even these
brave Ratlors would dare make the turn, but
they came straight on sailing under single
jib, but. that white triangle was 1 icing jerked
by the gusts of wind, and w ith every blow
the Is)w would plunge in the water. The
waves were sweeping the ducks from how to
stern and tho Units were filling
with water. Up to within a hall mile of the
buoy the Jennie S. came with her jih still
flying, but there it was taken in. Htill she
did not stop. Tho wind carried her down
nearer and nearer the buoy and at last she
passed it, then came about with liare polls.
HPRKADI.NU THE CANVASS.
It was thought then that she would
anchor, but no, tho boys were tugging at
the mainshoct halyards mid the sail began
to rise, and with it the hearts of the lookei-s
on rose, for it seemed like courting death to
spread canvass in such a wind, but up it
went, and it was only single reefed. After
a moment the jib went out, too. and the
boat began to plunge. The Zinga
followed about a half a mile
behind. The two rounded with bare poles,
but when she spread her canvas the mainsail
was double-reefed and the jib Likewise. Tlion
she made an enormous gain. Under her
skillful trimming she shot a heat like a
bird. She fairly flew. It was but the
work of a minute to catch the Jennie H.
and pass her as a train would in a milepost.
The Jennie S. was making no headway. It
was seen that she bad too much canvas and
under the pressure the spliced jibboon broke
again. Then she became unmanageable.
Bhe was driven on the Cabbage island
reef, and for a time it looked as
if she would be dashed to pieces for she was
in stays and nothing could lie done with
her. Bhe pitched and tossed frightfully.
The waves washed over her anil filled her
nearly full, but the boys stuck to her and
worked until they lowered the jib, then she
was got under headway, and then one of
the most daring pieces' of work on record
The jib had to be reefed, or there was no
chauce of success, if getting hack at all
were possible. The bowsprit and bow went
under water with every plunge of the boat,
and it did not seem possible to touch the
jib, but Albert Wylly was equal to the occa
sion. He went out on the martingales, and
seating himself there, liegnn the work of
reeling. Every plunge completely submerged
him in the water, but when the plucky sailor
came to the surface he was still at work
tying the knots. Ho worked under as well
as above the water. He was carried be
neath the surface no less than fifty times,
but he did not leave his position until every
stay was tied and the work w as safely done.
It was ns brave an effort as could have boon
made had a hundred lives depended on the
result. His work done, the jib was
hoisted again, but the boat did
not ride well under the single-reefed
mainsail until tho wind hail died down some
what, then she I icgan to cut the Water at a
terrific rate. The Zinga, however, was
nearly two miles ahead by that time and
traveling like the wind itself. Noticing
the lull Sir. Dews ordered the reefs out, ami
they were shaken out as if by magic. It
seemed that they were only touched and
they spread and swelled to their full size as
they caught the breeze.
CLOSING THE GAP.
Both yachts were then under good com
mand and a stiff wind and scudded over the
water as lightly as paper Isiats. There was
a long distance between them, but the
Jennie S. was doing the swiftest sajling, and
from that point to the finish she steadily
decreased tho distance. They wore about
HOD yards apart when the wind lulled and
only a fair breeze blew, but still the Jennie
S. gained, and just before reaching tho last
point sho had shortened the distance to
about ltK) yards. Rounding the point the
Jennie S. made a leap that brought her to
within a very few feet of tho Zinga, and
though the distance from there to the line
was short advantage was taken of it. When
opposite the club house the Ixiats were al
most wing and wing. The Zinga crossed
first and the Jennie S. followed just one
THE VERNON VICTORIOUS.
The in™ of the other boats was by no
means so exciting, but some excellent w ork
was done. The Vernon, Claude and White
Wing all rounded the buoy during the gale,
and thev were skillfully handled. Capt.
John Fitzgerald, however, brought tho
Vernon in the winner.
Two boats were capsized, the Uncas and
the Siren, but the Etta was near by and she
picked up both crews. When tho steamer
returned t he Uncas was lying on her side by
the Etta, but the Siren was bottom up in
tho middle of the stream. The steamer
passed by, but Com. Hone concluded to
go back and right the Siren, so tho Catlin
turned back, and after a few minutes’ work
she was turned up. From out of her lockers
floated a demijohn of icew-ater, two water
melons, three crackers, two straw hats, a
cravat and a collar, all of which were res
cued by the boatmen.
Tho Gertrude, too, met with misfortunes.
Both shrouds and the mainsail were carried
away und the jibboom broke, but the dam
ages were repaired and she came in only
4m. 335. behind her competitor, the Marie.
The general opinion prevailing at the
club house was that, the Jennie S. hail
fairly outsailed the Zinga, and the merits
of the two boats were conclusively settled,
though the Zinga will no doubt make
many a tight race for tho Jennie H. yet.
When Commodore Dernere came ashore ho
explained that he had ordered the mainsail
double reefed liefore rounding the buoy, but
the crew did not catch the order correctly
and only took one reef, thus allowing toio
much canvas for tho wind on the return.
THE OFFICIAL TIME.
The following is the official corrected
Start. Finish. Time. Time.
11 MS. H.M.S. 11. MS. H.M.S.
Glance 1:08:45 7:27:i) 6:18:15
Vernon 1:08:56 7:07:20 5:58:25
White Wing. I :o.'l:.'V> 7:33:15 6:38:38 ..
Jennie S 13:56:10 6:10:38 5:20:38 5:1838
Zinga 12:58:40 0:19:07 0:30:37 5:30:37
Marie 1:12:32 sroti:3o 3:54:08 3:54:08
Gertrude 1:13:40 5:12:30 3:00:56 3:58:41
Annie C Not started.
Nina 1:16:17 .
Uncas 1:14:33 7:86:03 6:21:39
Despite the gale and tho accidents the day
was a most successful one, and it will stand
out in the annals of the club no matter
what may be encountered in tho future.
CHATHAMS AT ISLE OF HOPE.
The Cannon and Rifle Conteats-The
Winners and Prizes.
Tho Chatham Artillery spent the day at
Isle of Hope. The principal features of the
Cliathams’ programme was tho shooting
contest, it being their annual prize shooting.
The company was divided into two sections,
right and left, for shooting rifled guns, six
pounders, distance 800 yards. Each mem
ber was entitled to one shot, the prize being
a fine watch and the right to wear the coni
pany modal one year. Both were won by Pri
vate IV. 1,. Wilson, of tlie left section, who
put tho shot nearest the centre of the target.
The right section, however, put the great
est iiuniW of shots in the target. After
this contest the company was divided into
throe classes and shooting was commenced
with rifles at 200 yards for individual prizes.
The first prize, u gold scurf pin, was won
by private W. G. Cairn, of the first cluss, on
a score of 22.
The second prize, a silver match box, was
won by private Wm. P. Bailey, or the
second class, on a score of 17,
The third prize, a silver drinking flask,
was won by private T. J. Dinkins, of the
third class, on a score of 15.
Private Tom \\ ulkor won the leather
modal for five goose eggs.
The shooting as a whole was poor and
most of it was during tlie heavy rain. The
day was pleasantly s|x>nt and the Cliathams,
us they usually do, had a royal time. They
arrived back in the city at 8 o’clock last
TRO HE it A IN.
"Maggie D.” Wins First Money in-the
The Thunderbolt track was under water
yesterday afternoon, but in spite of that the
races were trotted in good time. About
4iX) people went out and the grand stand
was well tilled. There were four entries for
the lace, ( apt. M. J. Doyle’s Maggie D.,
Mike Kelley’s Maggie K , George Hal
dridge’s Freddie 8., and James Mulligan’s
George Washington. The purse was s|[Sl.
Maggie D. won after four hotly contested
beats, luking tho first,, second and fourth in
8:011, 11:07, 3:05 and 3:03. Maggie K. won
second money and George Washington
third. In the fourth heat Maggie K. made
a splendid luce und would have won had
she not lost a shis< mid toe weight. The
water in places was up to the horses’ kruiv
and the drivers were covered with mud.
The Is'ttillg was lively.
Capt. Doyle proposes to jmpularize the
track during the sumnnr. The next rare
will b a Texas race about July 20 and after I
that a tree-tor ail.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1887.
ACCUSED OF A HEINOUS DEED.
Patrick Flannagan Arrested for As
saulting an Old Market Woman.
Patrick Flannagan was before Justice
Molina yesterday on a serious charge. He
is accused of highway robbery and assault
ing with attempt to rape Betsy Taylor, an
old widow woman, who lives with her son
on the Middloground road about a mile
South of the city.
Flannagan is a longshoreman, and has a
wife and several children. Mrs. Taylor is
about 50 years old. She has a defective
speech, so that it is with considerable diffi
culty that she can make herself understood.
She came into market yesterday with a
basket of vegetables which she sold out, and
was on her wav home. As she was going
out j>ast the Whitaker street base bail
grounds between 12 and 1 o'clock Flannagan,
according to her storv, met her, and grab
bing her by the shoulders, choked her and
tore open her dress and took from her $1 50
in silver, all the money she had.
Three little negro boys who were near by
saw the assault and began pelting Flanna
gan with stones and drove him off. They
followed him around the ball grounds and
Mrs. Taylor got up and started as fast as
she could go towards home. Before she had
got to tho .Savannah Florida and Western
railway crossing Flannagan overtook her,
and, according to her statement liefore
Justice Molina, threw her down and
attempted to violate her person. He was
again driven off by the little boys who fol
lowed him to Handers’ store near the White
Bluff road and Savannah, Florida and
Western railway crossing. There they told
Patrick Higgens and Charles Herron, the
latter a colored man, what they had seen.
Mrs. Taylor’s son, George W. Taylor,
at whose place she lives, was notified of
what had hap[>cned and he hurried to where
his mother was. Herron in the meantime
had taken charge of Flannagan whom he
found sitting in the door of Sanders’ store.
Mr. Higgens got a rope and Flannagan was
tied and brought into the city.
At the jail he was turned over to mount
ed policeman MoQuade by whom he
was taken liefore Justice Molina. Flanna
gan denied tho charge that was made against
him when lie was arrested and repeated his
denial before the Justice. Warrants were
sworn out against him and he was com
mitted to jail to await the action of the
grand jury. Flannagan was drunk when
he was arrested. He had a ticket to attend
the Knights of Labor picnic at Montgomery
in his pocket, but could not account for his
being where he was. Those who know him
say that lie is usually a quiet sort of man.
He did not try to account for his
actions. He stoutly denied that he at
tempted to rob the old market woman, or
that he had ever seen her before she ap
peared in the Justice Court and told the
story of his ussault upon her.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
Savannah Lodge, Knights of Honor, will
meet to-night at Villi Charlton street.
The time for receiving plans and specifica
tions for remodeling the court house will
ex [lire to-day.
St, Patrick’s T. A. B. Society will meet
to-night at St. Patrick’s church, Liberty
and West Broad street.
Tho Peak Family will entertain their
friends at St. John's Parish Ilall to-night.
Tho ojicratta “Cups and Saucers” will also
The case of J. R. Smith against the Cen
tral railroad for wages, appealed from Jus
tice Russell’s court to the Superior Court,
was settled yesterday by the railroad pay
ing Smith the amount of his judgment, $55.
The steamer Katie arrived last night from
Ilershman’s Lake witli a load of naval
stores. She will resume her trips to
Augusta, leaving on her regular schedule
day Wednesday. Her hull and ma
chinery have been thoroughly overhauled.
The Ethel, which lias been covering the
whole route for the Katie, has resumed her
trips to Cohen’s Bluff, and left lost even
ing with a big freight. The river steamers
complain of low water but anticipate a
freshet from the recent rains.
Judge Adams granted a suspension of
Dan Moses sentence yesterday. Moses was
convicted last December of assault and bat
tery and was sentenced to pay a fine of SIOO
or go to jail for six months. At the same
time ho plead guilty to shooting not in his
own defense, having been indicted for as
sault with intent to murder, and for that
was sentenced to pay a fine of $250
or go to the penitentiary for one year.
Moses served out his first sentence and paid
the costs and half the fine in thy second
ease. Being in bad health and advanced in
years. Judge Adams granted a suspension
und Moses was released.
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Its Tribute to tho Memory of the Late
The July meeting of the Georgia Histori
cal Society was held last night at Hodg
son Hall. The Society’s President, Gen.
Henry R. Jackson presided. The attend
ance was small and very little business was
transacted. The following gentlemen were
elected resident members: M. P. Jonas,
Eugene E. Anderson, B. P. Oliveros, C. O.
The Library Commiteee submitted its re
port recommending the purchase of some
thing over fifty new books for July.
Librarian Harden read a biographical
sketch and eulogium upon the late Bishop
Stevens, of Philadelphia, w ho was one of the
founders of the Society, and who, at the
time of his death was one of its honorary
members, closing with the following reso
lutions which were unanimously adopted:
Retui ceil. That the Georgia Historical So
ciety lias received with pain tlie announce
ment that lit. Rev. William Bacon Stevens is uo
more, and that in bis death it recognizes the
fact that it lias lost one of Its principal
founders and one of Its truest friends who
held with fidelity several offices in the manage
uient of iis affairs during the early years of Its
existence, and, a- long ns he resided in this city,
took an active jiait inks work.
A discussion arose in regard to the amount
of money to be spent by the society for lit
erature. At the June meeting a motion to
appropriate $2,000 a year for the purchase
of books was lost, ami a resolution appro
priating one-half that amount was carried,
l/ist night the motion to appropriate tlie
original amount, $2,000, was renewed, but
at the request, of several members it was
withdrawn, and the mover, Mr. C. N. West,
gave notice that at the August mocting it
will be again renewed.
Dr. Nunn offered the following resolution,
and requested its reference to the Board of
/iVm/red, That the Board of Managers lie re
qu 'sled io formulate a plan for the organization
■ •fa trust fund for the benefit of I lie Georgia
Historical Society and for the Telfair Academy
of Alls and Science,
The resolution was adopted.
Bishop William Stephens Perry, of lown,
was nominated and unanimously elected uu
honorary member of the society.
AN EARLY MORNING BLAZE.
The Work of Incendiaries or Careless
A fire broke out in the house of Mrs. Nel
son Birch, No. 29 President street, at 1:50
o'clock this morning. The house
had been occupied by Mrs. Patrick,
who moved out yesterday, leaving the
furniture of Mr. ,f. D. Rich, Mre. Birch's
| son-in-law, in the house. When the depart
i moot, arrived tie 1 firemen found a feather
j lied in the rear roomnblase. They threw it
I into the streei and extiguisliod the tire. The
only duinnge to tho bed and bedstead.
The lire was either incendiary or the result
j<f carelessness on the part of thieves. The
top of the bureau hint been wrenched off
I and the contents of the drawer showed that
I someone lmd ,--‘ii going through it.
; HAS REMOVED TO HIS OLD STORE,
141 hhough i'o.\ STREET.
A VERY ,QUI_ET FOURTH.
SAVANNAHIANS SPEND THE DAY
ON THE SALTS.
The Irish Jasper Greens’ Parade-
Picnics, Races and Regattas Draw
Crowds of People From the City
—Business Generally Suspended and
the Day Given Up to Pleasure.
Tho “Glorious Fourth' 1 was as usual very
quietly observed in Savannah. The day
began pleasantly enough, but toward night
old Jupiter Pluvius broke loose and it ended
in a pouring rain. The Irish Jasper Greens
paraded in the morning and fired a salute
over the site of tho Jasper monument in
Madison square. This was the only parade
of the day.
Being a legal holiday, the banks, ex
changes arid public offices were closed, ar.d
down town, business generally was sus
pended. Tho shipping in the harbor was
decorated with bunting, and flags floated
from the armories and public buildings
throughout the city.
Tlie small boy got in his work early, and
almost by daylight fire crackers were pop
ping and banging all over the city. iSavan
nohians, as a general thing make the most
of the day at the suburban resorts. Yes
terday was uo exception. The forenoon
trains carried out crowds to Greenwich
Park, Thunderbolt, Montgomery and Isle
ON THE SALTS.
The Catholic Library Association picnic
at Greenwich Park anil the regatta and
trotting races at Thunderbolt drew crowds,
and tho Coast Line trains were thronged.
The Chatham Artillery left the Anderson
street depot at 9 o’clock for Isle of Hope.
Three trains left for Montgomery, and they
were crowded with Knights of Labor and
The Knights’ picnic was a great success.
The dancing pavilions were thronged during
the afternoon. The last trains out reached
Montgomery in tlie rain and the excursion
ists remained in the cars. The early part
of the day was pleasantly spent, but when
the rain came up in the afternoon every
body sought shelter and staid there.
FICNICING IN THE RAIN.
The incoming trains last night brought
crowds of drenched picnieers. White
dresses looked the worse for wear anil num
bers of straw hats will have to go to press
before they will be in style again.
In the city there was very little going on.
The gun elub contests at the Chatham’s
grounds were shot in the rain. The shoot
ing was for sweepstakes. The entries were
individual members of several clubs. There
were in all five prizes for singles and
doubles. Four members of the Forest City
Club took prizes, and one prize was won by
P. B. Mays, of the Cliathams. The shoot
ing was very unsatisfactory, owing to the
heavy rain and poor light.
TOO WET FOR BASE BALL.
The bnse ball grounds were too wet to use
and the game between the Savannahs anil
Warrens was postponed. It will probably
be played Saturday.
About dark the rain stopped and many
picnieers remained out for the late trains
and reached tlie city at 10 o’clock. There
were a few fireworks displays, but
they did not amount to much.
Pulaski and Chatham squares on the
west side of the city, and one or two squares
on the east side were illuminated, but the
“bonfire craze” did not take well among the
small boys this year. The polite had a
comparatively easy day of it, and only five
cases were on the docket at midnight.
RIVER AND HARBOR NEWS.
Gleanings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wnarves.
Tho steamer John Hudson was begun sev
eral years ago. The hull has been moored
a short distance up the river on the other
side. It lately got on a pile and filled and
sank. She has since been raised and after
raising her it was discovered that auger
holes had been bored in her side below the
Capt. Gibson expects to have his new
steamer Swan ready for her trial trip up tho
river to-morrow or Thursday. There was
some delay on account of not receiving her
boiler.' She will, when finished, be the
ltghtest draught boat on tho river. Capt.
Gibson expects to get her out on ten inches
with her engines complete, and with her full
capacity of cargo on about twenty-two
inches. She will probably be ready to go
on the route of the Satilla and Altaniali®
rivers, for which trade she is built,by J uly 14.
Work on the new steamers boing built by
the merchants of Augusta at that place is
progressing rapidly. Applications for the
command of the vessels have already been
received. Among them is Capt. Cabaniss,
formerly of the steamer Katie. He is an
old river captain, having been on tho river
for years, and he knows every inch of it:
besides, he is very popular with shippers
and along the river. Capt. Johnson, wtio is
ut present clerk ut the Marshall House, is
also an applicant. He is an old and ex
perienced steamboat captain, and it is said
that his application will be favorably con
Col. John C. Printup, of Rome, is at the
William L. Wakelee, Esq., left, last night
for Beckett, Mass., where he will spend the
Dr. J. T. Culpepper, of Boston, Ga., was
one of the callers at the office of the Morn
ing News yesterday.
Judge G. W. Wilson, of Prince George
county, Maryland, who is to occupy the
position of general bookkeeper of the con
tractors of tho Savannah, Dublin and West
ern railway, Is in the city. The promoters
of this railway now talk about having it
completed to Macon within eight months.
Judge Wilson has just arrived m tho city,
and will doubtless enter upon the discharge
of his duties.
Among tlio arrivals at the Pulaski House
yesterday were: J. N. Finney, J. W.
Adams, J. M. Lynch, Augusta; James M.
Lynch. Jr., Atlanta; Will Roush.<'harleston;
J. M. Scott. Louisville; G. S. Paras, J. B.
Hardy, R. T. Lewis, New York: J. P. Lar
son, I). O. Hawkins, Virginia; H. L. Jones,
At the Marshall House were A. T. Chap
man, Macon; W. J. Smith, J. J. Temples,
Glenmoro; John I). Day, Lumber City: N.
11. Howard, Neivna.’i-ville. Fla.; J. H.
Smith and wife, Millville; J. S. Bailey. Hil
liard, Fin.: 11. H. Harvey, Brunswick: B.
F. Williams, Waycross; E McNeill, Boston;
S. B. Hied, Home (Trek; J. M. Lynch, Jr.,
Atlanta; J. P. Scott Kingston, Out.; J. L.
I sic, Jesup; W. J. Merritt, St. Augustine,
At the linrnett House wore M. Btine,
SnlkaliHtohie, S. C.; A. J. Cruikshunk, Bal
timore; W. C, Was on, New. Oi lcans; W.
H. Pucklmher, Charleston, S. C.; James
Williams, J. B. Loon, .Mobile, Alu.; J. W.
Adams, Augusta; E. J Hoppler, W. E.
Shields, Elkhart, hid.; M. ( f. lllevin and
wife, New York; B. 'l'. Lewis, Jamaica; T.
F. Owens, Miss Ellen Jones, tit. Augustine,
Fla.; T. K. Holley, Darien.
At tho (Screven House were E. Heoh
ketmer, I. Field, Bait!more; J. M. Russell,
Columbus; J. H. Worrill Tolbutton; Doan
Newman, Milieu; A. L. Hart ridge, wife and
daughter, Georgia; M. Goldberg, New
York; J. G. Garnett, Miss Luey Garnett,
South Carolina; J. T. Culpepi>er, Boston; J,
L. Fulcher, Waynesboro; J. C. Maseengale,
Louisville; IV. G. McMillan, Blackshear.
Produces ground itch, esjieeially with chil
dren It is a very disagreeable trouble, and
sometimes causes very severe sores on the
feet, which prevent the wearing of shore or
even walking. Tetterine cures this malady
by applying only n few times; it Is equally
as successful on old eases of totter, eczema,
ringworm, etc., etc.
•Vic. per box. At all druggists. J. T.
OH L* FT RINK & Bko., Savannah, Gnu
DRUMMERS TO ORGANIZE.
The Travelers* Protective Association
at Work in Savannah.
Mr. Dean F. Newman, President of Post
D, Travelers’ Protective Association, is in
the city arranging for the organization of
tiie post. He will call a meeting here the
latter part of next month to discuss means
for securing from transportation companies
better facilities than are now accorded trav
eling men. The Travelers’ Protective Asso
ciation extends throughout the United
States and Canada. Georgia has four
posts, located at Savannah, Atlanta,
Augusta and Macon. The “drummer” is a
source of considerable revenue to the rail
roads and hotels, and is recognized as an
important factor in trade. Many railroads
have already granted reduced rates and
considerations, and stand ready to still fur
ther extend a helping hand when called
Mr. Newman requests the wholesale mer
chnts and cotton and naval stores factors in
Savannah to forward to him a list of the
traveling men employed by them, and their
addresses, for the purpose of securing a
thorough and complete organization.
WON BY ONE RUN.
The Pelicans Defeat the Carolinians in
a Closely Contested Game.
New Orleans, July 4. —The grounds
were too wet for a game this morning, and
were wet and slippery this afternoon. Under
the circumstances both sides played a
magnificent game, and the 3,000 spectators
were kept constantly excited. New Orleans
was short Klusman, who was injured, and
Cartwright covered third. Mcvey played
first for the biggest part of the game, and
both did fine work. Both Smith and
Powell pitched very effectively and
were well\ supported. In fact,
Hines’ catching was among the features of
the game, as was the fielding of Glenn and
Coat. On the New Orleans side, besides
those mentioned, Geiss and Puljol did
creditable work. The latter’s throw to third
from centre in the last inning saved the
game. The contest was close all through,
and New Orleans won by luck in her daring
base running. In the first inning Cart
wright made a shadow hit, reached third on
Geiss’ two-bagger, and scored on a throw to
second. In the third Cartwright hit for
two teases, went to third on a passed
hall, and home after Grady caught
Geiss’ fly. Charleston tied in the
fourth inning on Hinas’ two bagger and sin
gles by Powell, Grady and Williams, net
ting two earned runs. New Orleans made
the ivigning run in the fifth inning on Cam
pans’ single. The Charlestons remain over
until Wednesday to play one postponed
game. Merrett’s umpiring was good. The
score by innings was:
New Orleans 1 0 1 0 1 000 0— 3
Charleston 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0— 2
Base hits, 10 each. Stolen liases—New Orleans
5, Charleston 1.
Two Games at Nashville.
Nashville, July 4. —There were two
games to-day. Memphis and Nashville each
won one. The morning game was close and
exciting and was won on a rank decision of
Umpire Suck, who declared out three run
ners who had crossed the plate on a muffed
ball. The score by innings was:
Nashville 1 0 0 0 0 O' 0 0 o—l
Memphis 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0— 4
Batteries—Nashville, Melly and Nicholas;
Memphis, Block and Baker.
Base hits Nashville 13, Memphis 14.
The afternoon game was a regular slug
ging match. Nashville knocked out Smith
and Black, making 22 hits. Memphis
knocked out Masran, but could do little
with Gibson, and Nashville won easily.
Base Ball in Florida.
Sanford, Fla., July 4.—The Savannah,
Florida and Western base ball team played
a game of ball here to-day against a nine
composed of the best talent from Jackson
ville, DeLand, Enterprise, Tocoi and San
ford, and were defeated by a score of 7 to ti.
At the commencement of the ninth inning
the score was 5 to 3 in favor of Savannah,
but by a lucky hit over the fence by Le
claire, lately with the Savannah profession
als, the score was tied Laclaire’s batting
previous to this was not at all good. Noth
ing more was made until the twelfth inning,
when the Floridas made 2 and the Savan
nahs 1. The umpiring of Mr. Tolliver was
highly satisfactory to all concerned.
Amateurs Win fit Whitesvllle.
The Amateurs played the Guytons at
Whitesville yesterday and won by a score
of 6 to o._
At Cleveland—Morning game:
Cleveland. 20002021000 0-7
Brooklyn 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 o—7
Base hits—Cleveland It, Brooklyn 16. Errors
—Cleveland 7, Brooklyn 6.
Cleveland . 40001020 I—B
Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0— 2
Base hits—Cleveland 15, Brooklyn 9. Errors
—Cleveland 4, Brooklyn 3.
At Indianapolis—There was no game in
the morning on account of rain.
Indianapolis 20000000 0— 2
Washington 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 x— 6
Base nits—lndianapolis 10, Washington 14.
Errors Indianapolis 2, Washington 2.
At St. Louis —Morning game:
St. Louis 6 1 o 0 3 5 1 0 o—ls
Metropolitans 02000000 0— 2
Base hits—St. Louis 25, Metropolitans 7. Er
rors St. Louis 1, Metropitans 4.
St. Louis 021 1 4020 4-20
Metropolitans 100 0 1001 0— 3
Base hits St. Louis 28, Metropolitans 14. Er
rors St. Louis 2. Metropolitans 2.
At Louisville —Morning game;
No game on account rain.
Louisville 00105410 x—ll
Athletic 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 o—s
Base hits—Louisville 20, Athletic 7. Errors—
Louisville 3, Athletic 4.
At Philadelphia—Morning game:
Philadelphia 0400 2 2 0 1 o—9
Pittsburg 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 o—s
Base hits Philadelphia 18, Pittsburg 16. Er
rors—Philadelphia 2, Pitlshurg 5. Batteries—
Casej and McGuire, McCormick and Carroll.
Philadelphia 0000 1 1 0 2—4
Pittsburg 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 o—B
Base hits--Philadelphia 9. Pittsburg 17. Er
rors Philadelphia 3, Pittsburg 7. Batteries—
Fergus'i i .-.ad Clements, Galvin aud Miller.
At Chicago—Morning game:
Ohieago 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 x—s
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 l—l
1! ise hits --Chicago 10. New York 8. Errors—
< hie igo 1. New York 5. Batteries -Clarksonand
Flint, Keefe and O'Kourke.
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 x—4
New soil; 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-2
Base hits -ChicagoH, New York 8. Errors
Chicago 4. New York 3 Batteries—Baldwin and i
Duly. WeUdi and Brown.
Ai Cincinnati—Morning game:
Cincinnati 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 o—6
Balt ini re. 3 0 0 10 0 0 2 x—6 !
Base hits -Cincinnati 8, Baltimore 10. Errors
—Cincinnati ft, Baltimore 8.
Cincinnati I 0 1 0 ft 3 0 0 6—tl
Baltimore 00 0 0 20022—6
Base hits—Cincinnati 19. Baltimore 0. Errors
—Cincinnati 3. Baltimore 4.
At Detroit—Morning game.
Detroit 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 o—7
Boston oooooi 1 i o—3
Base hits-Detroit 8. Boston 9. Errors—De
trnii 0, Boston .8. Batteries -Baldwin aud
Gar /.el, Madden aud Tate.
Tills afternoon Detroit made no runs in
three innings, while Boston made 4 in the
second and 1 in the third. In the fourth
2 bases on balls, 2 singles, 2 home runs, a
double and triple gave the home team 7 i
runs, oof them lining earuisl Boston tie 1 1
the wore in their half of the inning. In the 1
middle of flic fifth, with the scorn still T to 7, j
a heavy rainstorm prevented further play- *
ing the game being drawn.
Umbrellas for Sun and Rain.
Silver and Gold Handled Gloria Umbrel
las lor three dollars aud three-fifty, and
every other grade down to one dollar, for
sale by the Famous Now York Clothing j
House, 140 Congress street. I
THAT FOURTH OF JULY SERMON.
What a Member of Dr. Bacon’s Con
gregation Has to Say About It.
Editor Morning Nevrs: “Quern Deus
wilt pcrderc, prior dr mental. ” The re
ported interview with Dr. Bacon in relation
to his sermon last Sunday in the Indepen
dent Presbyterian church has been an ab
sorbing topic of conversation to-day. Tbo
Southern people have always object**! to the
introduction of political discussions in pul
pit ministrations, believing that subjects of
greater importance should he considered by
the true servant of Christ. But lay
ing aside this gross impropriety, the
utterances of the reverend gentleman
were utterly abhorrent to his auditors. He
is represented to have said “that he wished
to say once and for all that he did not wish
the congregation of that church to accept
him as its pastor under any misapprehension
as to what he is or what his opinions are.”
Let me inform Dr. Bacon that he need have
no fear on this point. For many months
not a few of his congregation have pene
trated the veil which has concealed his true
animus toward the Southern people. At the
proper time he will be given the opportunity
of retiring from a position which he ac
cepted only to force obnoxious sentiments
upon an unwilling people.
The members of the church whose pulpit
he occupies, voluntarily, and almost to a
man, espoused the cause of the South in the
war between the States. They did this from
principle, and no subsequent events have
shaken them in the belief that their cause
was a righteous one. They accord to North
ern men the right to hold their opinions on
the questions in the controversy lietween
the two sections, hut they repel with indig
nation any and all efforts to have those
opinions thrust upon them. Chivalrous
and truthful by nature and education, they
receive with confidence and hospitality
Northern men who come among them with
honest professions of friendship, but it is a
mistake to infer from this fact that they are
lost to all self-respect and to a true rever
ence for the traditions of the past.
Dr. Bacon has destroyed his opportunities
for doing good among this people and his
mission in this city is at an end.
An Humble Member.
Dr. Bacon’s Sermon.
Editor Morning News: The scene en
acted upon the historic field of Gettysburg in
the union of the blue and the gray, alluded
to by Dr. Bacon in liis sermon of yesterday,
is fraught with a significance which that
gentleman does not seem fully to compre
hend. In that union criticism of principle
actuating the opposing lines finds no place.
All is forgotten in the desire to unite our
country, and especially the remnant of the
great armies, in one common brotherhood,
and these soldiers have shown by this mu
tual expression of kind feeling a conserva
tism which is not only commendable
in them as men, but shows them
to lie, ns in the day of peril,
the chief stay and prop of the common
wealth. It is well for these soldiers to meet
thus on common ground and extend to each
other the right hand of fellowship. But
when a minister comes South and fills a
Southern pulpit and boasts of the spirit
which filled his mind and heart during the
days of our extremity—making a one-sided
speech, all for the North and nothing for
the South —he does not display very good
taste, to say the least of it. New England
placed the slaves here, and we took the best
care wo could of them, and lost all 011 their
account. The North instituted the revolu
tion to break up their own work, and we
suffered the consequenoes. That is the
situation of things hi a nut shell. We have
no apologies to make, but if such speeches
as Dr. Bacon’s and the clap-trap politicians
of the Republican party were withheld we
would be enabled to go on with our business
Dr. Bacon is a highly intellectual man; and
the writer has enjoyed his sermons no little
since lie has been here, but if he is not in sym
pathy with us as a brave, heroic and good
people—a people who have been forced to
bear the brunt of another’s crime (if crime it
be), a people who have furnished to the
country a line of statesmen unequaled
in the world’s history, a people whose heart,
and manner, and tongue are unsurpassed by
any others of this fair land, then his place
is not in a Savannah pulpit. L. M.
Headquarters at the Crockery House
of James S. Silva & Son.
Keep cool; don’t worry about the hot
weather. Know ye that we have a large lot
of artistically decorated
both plain and porcelain lined, and the
prices we put on them will not hurt your
pocketbook. We keep the best
ICE CREAM FREEZERS
to be had. Remember, Fly Fans, Ice Picks,
Fly traps. If you want to be sure of the
purity of your drinking water use the
CATE CITY STONE FIT,TER.
It is simply perfect. Come and let us
show you one, explain the working and
give you a glass of river water without the
James S. Silva & Son.
N. B.—Our “Odds and Ends” Sale con
HAS REMOVED TO HIS OLD STORE,
141 BROUGHTON STREET.
Embroideries and Laces.
This week we will put on sale, besides the
balance of other stock, all the Embroideries
and Laces which were saved at the fire. We
promise to give such bargains as will com
mand a ready purchase, as we are very anx
ious to close out the entire stock at the
earliest possible moment. Please licar this
in mind and lie certain to examine our
stick of Embroideries and Laces. Wo also
offer excellent bargains in Children’s and
Gents’ Fine Hosiery, Kid, Silk and Thread
Gloves. David Weisbein,
105 Congress street, next ddbr to Solomons’
has Removed to his old store,
141 BROUGHTON STREET.
I nm in an uncomfortable store, llfi'.f
Broughton street, directly opposite Ludden
& Bate's Music House. Of course, as soon
as I can, shall remove to my old quarters. I
feel like a llsh out of water. Just think. I
have received uu immense stock of solid
silver ware, and have no room to show it,
consequently I have to make room. But
howl Bv selling it ns quickly as possible,
to accomplish it, I have put the prices down
to almost cost. Ilenco anybody lu need or
not in need of such goods have an opportu
nity which is seldom offered. M. Stem
's";;;, ih', . Broughton siivet, opposite Lud
den it Bute - , Musi ■ House.
HAS REMOVED TO IIIS OLD STORE,
141 BIIOI'GHTON STREET.
Important to Buyers.
During the month of July I will sell Huts
and Shoes at greatly reduced prices to
make room for my purchases while in the
Kurt torn markets. Cali early ami secure
barguius. A. H. NICHOLS,
lb*s Broughton street.
HAS REMOVED TO HIS OLD STORE,
141 BROUGHTON STREET.
For the Comfort of Stout Mon.
We have White Shuts, open front, with
Collars and Cuffs attached, sizes IT, 17; j, pj,
18W, 19, made to order and not called for,
winch will lie sold low, by the Famous New
York Clothing house, 140 Cougl'iM. street.
HIDDEN <fc BATES S. M. H.
Wo are busy, very busy; al]
departments crowded. This, in
midsummer, rather astonishes
us. W e thought we would ha vs
a good trade, but it rather ex<
ceeds our utmost expectations,
Orders coming in from Texas,
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mis
sissippi, Arkansas, Tennessee!
North and South Carolina, Ken
tucky and Virginia, and the rea
son of their coming to us is,
“ that price and fair dealing, to
gether with prompt and careful
attention to orders, will seU
Our bargains in Stationery,
Artist Materials, Pictures and
Frames are still open to Savan
nah buyers, and are well worth
1 ■- . 1 -- 1111 " ■■-13
COTTON SEED WANTED.
TO PRODUCERS AND SHIPPER!
rpUK SOUTHERN COTTON OIL COMPANI
1 will bfi nwly to buy Cotton Need by Sept*
Ist, 18H7, and will want it shipped to our Mills al
Atlanta and Savannah. Ga., and Columbia
S. C., whichever city is nearest to you, by rail
Mr. C. FITZBIMONB is our Traveling Agent
and will take part in discussions as to the relai
tive value of Cotton Seed and Cotton Seed Me*4
at any agricultural meetings, if they desire it.
We consider this important, as there ar#
many erroneous ideas about buying, selling and
exchangin'? Seed for Meal.
Address all communications to SOUTHERN
COTTON OIL COMPANY, and send your post
office address to the mill that is nearest you, i|
you wish us to quote you prices.
We ask shippers to remember that it is th*
erection of our Mills that will give you bettef
prices this year, and ask your sunport in return
We refer you to the banks in tue above citiei
for our financial responsibility.
SOUTHERN COTTON OIL COMPANY.
P. S. OLIVER BROS, to inform shipper!
that they have no connection with the “Olivej
Oil Company" Mills at Columbia, S. C.. ant
Cearlotte, N. C. Although these Mills will rut
under the name of “Oliver Oil Companies, 11
they are owned by the AMERICAN COTTON
Shippers wishing to deal with the OLIVER
BROS. W.ll please ship to SOUTHERNCOTTOS
OIL COMPANY MILLS.
Former Owners Oliver Oil Company Mills.
I if AND ALL OTHERS SHOULD US
P Vi MACBETH &Co|
f iSSsT CHIMNEYS
-i 1F YCU D0N ’ T WAHTI
; j be ANNOYED by Const.*
I j BREAKING OF CHIMNEY]
BEST CHIKHEY BlfiOE
O'-C ti ForSaleEverywhere
MADE OGLY &§'
FA / We use nearly (SCO) thr,
;mo BM£sUiisji'isfwNt£. hundred lights every eve*
. ing. and since using the cel
aroted I EARL TOP CHINNNYN my experience an]
idgrr.ent is that wo would rather pay a dollar s dozel
x them than fifty cent* a dozen for any other Chins
S' we have ever used. J. 71. PORTER. Steward.,
m mi Sim foi
0 IBT _fcj OJL IsJ- TJ X INJ- E
INLIBS OEAMINO 0111, PATEf'TEO TRADE-MARKS. A uHS
MCfALLIO SEAL. ATTAOHEO TO THE STRING. AND
Trtt Sl,lipr(> CANVAS, AS IN TMfc OUT.
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHIO lie*
the '*ny |3 SEAMLESS f ■allfrJ
Shoo in tin* world. f
< Hlf, pirfc*rt (!♦, nnd f
w.iriMHcd. < .Hutton </Q BtIEM I—al
%nrl Law, all Mvlra to**. As A/c in H
•iylldi and durable oV, JHyjj uj *3
Rt.rm'sHoi: f'wWs /Jy BS^Ted
[V.inie und price stamped ou bottom of eaol
Shoe , I
Bo) n nil wear the \V. 1.. DOIOLA* @2 SHOE
not. keep them, HD* jtmfl
llltlll ■ ell p< stttl lo W. 1,. IIUI ULAN, 11l .u k
For sals by 11YCK BROS., 17 Whitaker street
*woob. ~ ,
Bacon, Johnson & Cos
Have a fine stock of
Oak, Pine Lightwood and Kindling
Corner Liberty and East Broad street*.
■i . ■>| i ‘ . , iiispers. Just the tin j
for wreppera. only lo cents a hundred, jf
for 26 cents, at th business oflice.