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FOKEST CITY'S HEALTH.
BUT LITTLE SICKNESS HERE
AMONG THE NATIVES.
The Druggists Look to Tourists for
Their Profit The Summer Business
Will Not Pay tho Rent- A Compari
son of Months and What it Shows.
Them is a class of people who wear a mel
ancholy look during the summer months,
though they are never hilarious atony time;
but now they arc walking about with a de
jected air that plainly tells they are not
happy. They are the druggists, and they
are feeling very sick just now, simply be
cause no one else feels that way. If a man
wants to know what it is to have a princely
reception, let him walk into a drug
store and ask to have a prescription
filled. Ho will be stared at just
as hard as would a real
live prince and then he will be waited on
like a Jay Gould. That gives an idea why
the druggists have such a sad expression
just now. Prescriptions are scarce, and
when one does come in it is joyfully" receiv
ed. The prescription case has almost been
relegated to class B, while the soda water
fountain has gone up to the head of class A.
A DRUGOIST AND A DOCTOR.
A physician walked into a drug store yes
terday to purchase some small articles, and
while the clerk was getting them be and
the proprietor fell into a chat. Presently
the druggist asked!
“How’s business with you, doctor!”
“Poor, poor, very poor!” was the reply.
“So it is witfi me. 1 declare, peo
ple are so exceedingly healthy now
adays that there’s no money in the
business!” remarked the druggist as a
shade of sadness overspread nis coun
tenance. It's about true, too. At least the
members of the cruft all say so. They say
that thp summer business will not pay the
rent, and it would lie cheaper to close up
the store and go North for the sum
mer, than to stay here and try to
make a living off of rich people.
There are several reasons for it,
and one is that Savannah is a healthy city
all the year round, and ev'en when all its
people are at home there is not a heavy busi
ness to lie done. Another reason is that so
many leave the city, and if they are sick
some other druggist gets the benefit of it.
Still another is that there are no tourists
hen- during the summer.
WHERE THE PROFIT COMES FROM.
The sick people who come south for their
health during the winter are a profitable
source of revenue to the druggist, and they
are missed when blushing spring drives
these migratory birds to colder climes. The
residents of this city just about pay the ex
penses of the drug stores, so the druggists
say, and the travelers deposit a few stray
dimes that go to make up the profits. That
is a very healthy showing for the city,
though it is somewhat hard on the drug
gists. Still, taking it all the year round,
they manage to moke a living, at least.
THE MONTHLY COMPARISON.
A comparison of the number of prescrip
tions put up in the different months 1 tears
out the statement of the druggists and shows
that the amount of sickness in the city is
small all the year around, but very niueh
smaller in the months when there are no
travelers here. The number of prescriptions
begins to swell about October. In November it
increases, and in December it is still larger.
Through January and February it continuei
at the top notch, and in March it begins to
decrease. From May to October there is
but little doing in the prescription line and it
is then that the druggist and doctor begin to
counsel each other and to talk together over
their common trouble.
THF. WEATHER DRUGGISTS LIKE.
One noticeable thing about the character
of the prescriptions is that during the “tour
ists’ months” pro]Mirations for relieving
throat and lung troubles form a very large
part of the business, thus again showing
that it is to the traveler, not the native,
that the druggist must look for his ducats,
for thev are people from the North who
want the throat and lung treatment, and it
is because of these trouble* that they have
come to Savannah, to enjoy the benefit of
a mild wiiiir, a healthful atmosphere and
a delightfin city.
Ask a druggist what kind of weather he
prefers ami he will say that he thinks the
cold weather is far preferable; it is
more invigorating, and one can move
around more briskly without experiencing
tlie discomforts of the summer But hock
of that, there is another rea.-ou. There is a
still small voice that cries “business" in his
ear, and that has something to do with bis
choice of seasous, and not a little.
A COSTLY MEAL.
A Five Cent Dinner Leads to a Free
A negro woman named Emma Cummings
lathe proud proprietress of a “hash” res
taurant in Charlton street lane. Joseph
Jackson, also of a darkish cast of counte
nance, has lots of pride and but little
money. He felt the pangs of hunger gnaw
ing at his vituls yesterday afternoon,
and went into Emma’s restaurant to have a
feast. He invested of his available capital
to the extent of sc. ami called for fish, hash,
and other luxuries with a loud and lordly
air Emma’s sensitive spirit was distilrhoi
and she informed the fsnnpous Joseph that
he waR only a "common niggati
anyway,” and that she didn't
“pcrmist” any low fellows in her establish
meat. The record* are dumb as to Joseph's
resjxmse, but it is fair to presume his
spirited answer aroused Emma's pugnacity,
as the next phase of the situation revealed
the irate proprietress playing a tattoo on
Joseph's skull with a big iron poker. He
responded by using his fists freely, and a
general rough and tumble free fight was in
dulged in. The uproar brought out a bjg
ring of spectators, and also a blue-coat,
■who collared the ungallant Joseph ami
placed him in limbo.
Four Negroes Captured and the Gang
Officers Spann and Novie of the city po
lice made a raid upon a party of negro
gamblers yesterday on Broughton street
lane, between Barnard and Whitaker streets,
and secured four of them. The gang con
sisted of seven or eight negroes, and all
were busily engaged in an interesting game
of “skin” when the officers hove in sight.
There was an instantaneous break-up
or the coxy iiarty and the flying heels
could hardly be seen for the dust. The
officers made a leap after the fleeting gam
biers anil caught four, a very good haul con
sidering. They begged for mercy
and asked to be released, hut despite their
resistance they were landed safely liehind
tho bars. It is said there is a com
bination regularly urranged among
the “profeesionai” negro sports
to systematically fleece the country negroes
who flock to the city. They have "ste*rers”
who "run in” the unsophisticated country
fellows, and under the guise of showing
them the sights, greedily fall to and fleece
them. It is said that about a doasa “pro
fessionals” reap a big harvest fleecing their
country cousins in this way'.
A Row In a Bagnio.
Samuel J. Nathans, a Hay street clerk,
got into a quarrel with a woman in a house
on Price street last night, nnd threatened to
kill her. She screamed for help, and made
eucli u noise that she drew all the loungers
in the neighborhood around the house. A
policeman went with them, and entered the
house He was going to arrest Nathans, but
the latter jumped out of an open window,
ami mode good bis escape.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
DeKalb Lodgo No. 9, I. O. O. F., meets
Georgia Tent, No. 151, I. O. R., will hold
an important meeting this evening.
Forest City Lodge, No. 1, K. of P., will
hold a special convention this evening.
The news agent at Yemassoe dropped
dead yesterday afternoon as the train for
Savannah arrived at that point. The pas
sengers brought tho news, but they did not
know the man’s name.
Nine arrests were reported by the police
| barracks up to 1 o’clock this morning, and
1 all were for disorderly conduct. There will
i be some twenty-five cases before his Honor,
I the Mayor, this morning, but none of great
PLENTY OF WATER.
The New Pump to Be Working To-
Day—7,500,000 Gallons of Water
To-day the water troubles will be at an
end, and bathers, water drinkers and tho
fire department will have all the water they
want. The pieces that were needed for the
new pump ends arrived yesterday morning,
and Superintendent Miller started to work
at once completing the task of increasing
the pump’s capacity. It is doubtful if tlie
work will be finished before this morning,
but by that time it certainly will
lie, and when the big pistoiiß do
begin to work they will send water through
tho mains at the rate of 7,5(10,000 gallons
per twenty four hours. Tills seems like a
good deal, and it is. There are said to be
übout 20,000 people in the city who use
water from the water works, and upon that
basis tlie new pump will furnish 375 gallons
per day, or 15% gallon per hour to each of
them. This will give a more than ample
quantity to everyone, nnd will prevent all
further trouble arising from an insufficient
supply. Another advantage will tie that
the pressure will be so much increased that
the water will rise much higher thau before,
and even in the highest buildings there will
be a constant flow.
The work of increasing the capacity of
the pump has been no small job, and had it
not been that Mr. Miller worked his force
night and day it would not have been per
formed so quickly. It was necessary to re
move tlie old |iump from its position and
take out tho masonry that formed the foun
dation on which it stood. Then a new
foundation had to be built and the new
pump put together. It is ail very easy to
talk about, but when it conies to doing the
work it is more difficult. Ttio moving, tak
ing apart and putting together iimehinory
that weighs tons is not a work to be per
formed in a day, and only energetic efforts
have enabled Mr. Miller to do it in the time
in which it has been done
THE COOL WAVE’S ARRIVAL.
Sudden But Agreeable Changes in the
Yesterday was cool and comfortable, and
all the Savannabians enjoyed it to the ut
most. The breeze which prevailed nearly
all day was very cool, and the relief experi
enced by the collapse of the hot spell was
certainly great. The maximum tom
perature here yesterday was 77” and the
average 72”. which was T below the
normal. This city was the coolest of any
place in this cotton district. Thomasville re
ported a maximum temperature of 93” mid
a minimum of OB’, a difference of 28” in
twenty-four hours. Josup rojmrtod 92’, and
several other places equally high tempera
Last night the warmest section of
the country was Texas, the ther
mometer there ranging in tho
eighties. The lowest was Cheyenne,
which reported 54”. Pennsylvania and
Maryland were the coolest States. Last
night a low barometric area was reported
over Dakota, with a high temperature.
This indicates a warm wave for the North
ern States. This section will probably en
joy its minimum temperature this morning,
and the period this cool wave will remain
here will depend on the rapidity with which
the Dakota low area moves eastward. It
will probably be cool for from thirty-six to
forty-eight hours, and then warm ivouther
will sot in again.
Very slight rains were reported yesterday
from any of the district*. About .07
inches fell in Savannah, and an average of
.01 is reported from the district.
The indications for tiiis section to-day
are: Fair weather, preceded on the coast by
local rains; variable winds; stationary tem
perature, except in northern portions
The Fire Insurance Association of
In to-day’s issue will be found the report
of the Fire Insurance Association of Eng
land (of which Maj. Henry T. Botts is man
ager of its Southern Department.) to the
Govornor of the State. This company does
a large and constantly increasing line of
business, and is a favorite among in
surers. It is one of the few foreign com
panies having a distinct Southern Depart
inent, imd the only one enjoying t hat honor
in Georgia. Its semi-annual statement will
be read with interest by those who have
placed risks in the company.
Oapt. W. IV. Gordon was at his home
yesterday and returned to Atlanta to attend
to his legislative duties last night.
Dr. Samuel A. White left lost night for
Old Point Comfort to attend the meeting of
the Southern Dental Association.
Among the arrivuls at the Pulaski House
yesterday were Win. Ellessin, Richmond;
Dr. \V. W Van Ness, New York; A. E.
King, Jas. T. Prince, Columbia; C. V.
Grant, R. W. Long, Philadelphia; C. E.
Murter, New York; J. 8. Hutchison, Bos
ton; Jas. R. Richards, Baltimore; C. J.
Jatho, Charleston; S. C. Boylston, Palatka;
O. P. W. Williams, Charleston; Marshall
Morris, Louisville, Ky.; C. W. Stewart.
New York; J. C. Carpenter, B. W. Crump,
S. T. Ayres, Richmond, Va. ■ Allen Hay
ward, Charlotte, N. C.; I. R. Motte, Charles
At the Screven House were IV. A. Fergu
son, Ilawkinsville; J. J. Simmons, R. F.
Lyon, Macon; R. E. Vigal, George F. .Moul
ton, H. T. Sinclaire, Frederick IV. Cohen,
C. H. Hannah, New York; Andrew J. Gra
ham, Augusta; George M. Brinson, Still
At the Harnett House were J. E. Burgess,
Atlunta; Otto IV. Hoillmann, Gainesville,
Fla.; F. W. Simpson, Rock Ledge, Fla.; K.
J. Chenev, Evansville, Ind.; B. f>. Seunide
sen and wife, G. C. Carter, T. G. Evans,
Charleston; M. L. Meredith, J B. Scott,
Like Butler, Fla.; Ed Hartnett, Charleston;
C. E. Pierson, Atlanta; 11. T. Hartman and
wife, Crystal River, Fla.; D. J. Creedon,
Jacksonville; T. A. Leonard and wife,
Greenville, Mich.; B. F. Whitehurst, Tar
boro, N. C.
At the Marshall House were C. R. Ashley,
IV. I). Peeples, Valdosta; IV. T. Brieley,
Baltimore; P. R. Yonge, Atlanta, IV. P.
McKeon anil wife, Augusta; H, P. Green
wood, Macon; S. G. Solomons, Hamilton,
8. C,; J. C. Turner. Chariest in; N. E H.
Dopher, Beaufort; R. IV. Doane, Beford,
S. C.; R. S. Clash, Ocala, Fla.; C. J. Gains
ville, Minnesota; C. J. Owen, Gainesville;
J. T. Theus. steamer Ethel; S. K. Hardee,
Valdosta; V. L. Starr, New York; Henry
T. Mathews, Milieu; 8. B. Bruce, New
' York; J. FI. Wesley, Charleston; H. Strick
land, Valdosta; B. J Simmons, Dupont; J.
M. Denton, Denton; I). W. Johnson, Gra
ham ; A. Legdel, Fernandina.
Reduced Prices on|Whtte Shirts.
In moving we find that we have an over
stock of White Shirts, sizes from to 18,
therefore have reduced them In pric i to
clear out. A good opportunity for ltrge
men at the Famous, removed to the north
east corner of Congress and IViuUker
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1887.
8,000 AT A BALA. PARK.
Enthueiaatic Pelicans Watch Two
Closely Contested Games.
New Orleans, Aug. 28. —Eight thousand
people saw the two games at Sportsiqan's
Park to-day, and in the afternoon even
ladies were compelled to stand. Both games
were magnificent contests, each side mak
ing a total of three errors. In the morning
Aydelotte and Smith were hit
about even, but good luck and
timely hitting helped New Orleans
to win. Charleston narrowly escaped a shut
out, Glenn scoring in the seventh by a small
margin on two hits and good running.
W edner had the tiest of the pitching in the
evening, Hungler not proving the
terror of the day before. Charleston
hail a still narrower escape from
a shut-out, Carl hitting a home run. In the
eighth Powell, of New Orleans, was hurt be
fore the game, but played, and his general
work was a feature. Cartwright and
Powell played a great first base, Geiss a
magnificent second, and Campau did
wonderful work. Berkery, the new umpire,
suited Charleston very well, as he gave the
visitors the benefit of everything. Both
teams loft to-night for Charleston.
At St. Louis—
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 I—9
Metropolitan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 I—2
Base hits—St. Louis 16, Metropolitan 10. Er
rors—St. Louis 3. Metropolitan 8.
Louisville 0 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 I—ll
Brooklyn 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 I—9
Base hits—Louisville 20, Brooklyn 13. Errors—
Louisville 4. Brooklyn 0.
Cincinnati 000 10000 o—l
Baltimore 1 o 1 1 2 0 0 0 x—s
Base hits—Cincinnati 8, Baltimore 9. Er
rors—Cincinnati 4, Baltimore 8.
The Base Ball Summary.
Including t’le games played Friday, De
troit has won 56 games, lost 35, with a per
centage of .615. Chicago has won 52, lost
26, with .591; Philadelphia has won 52, lost
41, with .559; New York has won 51, lost 41,
with ..554; Boston has won 48, lost 40, with
.540; Pittsburg has won 37, lost 51, with
.420; Washington has won 35, lost 52, with
.402, and Indfanatiolis has won 28, lost 63,
Thursday’s league losers won Friday, as
Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis turned
the tables on New York, Philadelphia and
Washington respectively. Boston and
Pittsburg didn’t play.
The Association record is as follows:
Counting the games played Friday, St.
Louis has won 74 games, lost 26, with a per
centage of .740; Louisville has won 57, lost
44, with .564; Cincinnati has won 58, lost 46,
with .557; Balimore has won 53, lost 45,
with .540; Brooklyn has won 49, lost 51,
with .490; Athletic has won 49, lost 51, with
.490; the “Mets” have won 34, lost 64, with
.346, and Cleveland has won 27, lost 74, with
The “Mots’’were defeated by fit. Louis
Friday, and Brooklyn was “Chicagoed’’ by
At Cleveland, Friday, the Athletics were
triumphant, and so was Baltimore at Cin
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
The report of the locomotive department
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad
shows that the cost of running the loco
motives of the company averaged 17.49
cents per mile, and that the averago rim to
a ton of coal was 28bj miles.
A strong movement is being made
throughout Canada to diminish Sunday rail
way work. An association formed for the
purpose is securing thousands of signatures
to petitions which will bo presented to Par
liament urging action in tills resfiect.
Report says the Alabama Midland is to
build a line from Montgomery, Ala., south
ward to a connection with one of the larger
Florida railroad systems. It is proposed to
concentrate over oue line running north
from tho vicinity of Jacksonville or St. Au
gustine all the freight and passenger busi
ness of the various Florida railroads.
For some time pist everything has been
quiet about the Macon aud Athens railroad.
During the wet spell work was suspended hut
it has lieen resumed again. Tho road is tie
hind five payments, but the contractors
were promised to be paid up in full last
Tuesday, when work will lie pushed right
ahead. A route is being surveyed by High
Shoals to Athens, and it is said to be prob
able that the roe. 1 will go by that place
rather than com this way. “If the road is
completed anv further than Madison we will
bo shrpnsed,’’ says the Watkinsville limes.
Augusta Chronicle: An important meet
ing of the rate committee and also of the
otecutive committee of the Southern
Railway and Htoauisbin Association will
Vie held next, week. There are a num
ber of important matters that will be
brought before the meeting. The interstate
commerce bill lias caused a numlier of com
plications which will lie considered and de
cided upon. The meeting will be well at
tended, a large number having lieen kept
away from the last sitting of the board in
consequence of tho high waters and heavy
rains. It is thought that the rate on do
mestics will lie definitely settled, aud that
they will lie loft in tho 6th class.
The stockholders of the Atlantic, Green
ville and Western railroad met at Ninety
six, S. C., Thursday. After ratifying the
nrtioles of consolidation of the Carolina,
Knoxville and Western Railroad Com
pany with the Atlantic, Greenville ami
Western Railway Company, under the
name of tho Carolina, Knoxville nnrl West -
ern Rnilwav Company, the following direc
tors wore elected: Lieut. Gov. IV. S. Maul
din nnd J. IV. McCullough, of Greenville;
J. B. Humbert, of Laurens; F". A. Conner
and G. L. Jackson, of Abbeville, anil H. N.
Sloan, of Edgefield. The report of the com
mittees which visited Knoxville in the in
terest of tlie road was very encouraging.
The road will be built.
For several months it has been undecided
as to whether or not tlie Atlanta ami Haw
kinsville railroad would go by wav of
Bamesville oil to Fort Vulley 'The Barnes
ville route was considered out of the ques
tion by many, hut Barnesville, undaunted
by carping criticism, went to work in earn
est to secure the road. A proposition was
finally made to her that if she would raise
*50,000 she should have the road. To many
this seemed an impossibility, lint, her citi
zens said, “We will have tho road," and in
a short time the money was raised. The
directors of the construction company then
asked that Bartlesville, in addition to (lie
$50,000, give the right of wav free of cost
to the company. To many this looked like
a hardship, hut the plucky little city said
“if that will settle the question nnd give us
the road, it shall be done.” This was all
tlmt the directors asked, and Friday Barnes
ville, through a delegation of her nest citi
zens. who came to Atlanta for the purpose,
made good the $50,000 and guaranteed the
right of way as far as the company stipu
late!. Tlie construction company, through
its 1m ihrd of directors, voted unanimously to
go to Bnrnesville nnd thus settle the ques
Consumption, Wanting Diseases,
And general debility. Doctors disagree as to
the relative value of Cod Liver Oil and Hy
popliospliiten; tlie one supplying strength
anil flesh, the other giving nerve jiower, ami
acting as a tonic to the digestive and entire
system. But in Scott's Emulsion of Cod
Liver Oil with Hviiophosphltea the two an*
combined, anil the effect is wonderful.
Thousands who have derived no permanent
benefit from other preparations have
lieen cured by this. Scott's Emul
sion is iierfeotly palatable and is easily di
gested by those who cannot tolerate plain
Coil Liver Oil.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, G*.,
you got all tho comfort* of tho high priced
ho cL, an I save from $1 to $3 |>er day. Try
it and Ui convinced.— Boston Home Jour
Why Tfccße Located Hear tho Coast
Are Affected By Tides.
The question of why tlie flow of water
from artesian wells near tlie coast increases
as the tide advances, and Wscsift as it recedes,
has been lately a subject for discussion by
several contributors to the Richmond Dis
patch. As there are perhaps a hundred ar
tesian wells in this portion of Georgia, in all
of which this peculiarity has lieen observed,
tlie following dear statement of the causes
for it. from an article by Professor C. H.
IVtnston, will doubtless prove interesting:
To clear tho way I may say a word as to
artesian wells generally. What is an arte
sian well! I would answer, with no attempt
at precision, a deep well (generally very deep,
and usually hored, and of small diameter,)
in which the water rises, of its own accord,
up to or above the surface. What are the
conditions necessary for such a well ! As
usually given, they’ are these: There must
be under tho point where the w’eli is to be
bored three strata, parallel to each other,
and having the following characteristics:
1. They must all be concave or bowl
shaped ; and the point for the well must be
somewhere in the hollow of the bowl, but
at a much lower elevation than the upper
edges of the bowl.
The upper stratum, which we will call No
1, and the lowest, which wo will call No. 3,
must both bo impervious, or able to hold
Between these two impervious strata must
lie one of sand or gravel, or a loose-textured
rock, into nnd through which water can
somewhat freely pass. Call this No. 2.
These strata may be a few miles or hundreds
of miles in extent, and may be a few feet or
thousands of feet in thickness, and may have
much irregularity of thickness, form and
structure, etc., but must lie substantially as
I have stated. Nor must it be thought that
such special arrangement of strata must
necessarily be rare; for we have here in
Richmond many alternate pervious and im
pervious strata', and to this alternation all
our springs are due.
Now as the rain falls on the exposed edge
or outcrop of No. 2 (which edge all around
may be hundreds of square miles in extent),
it settles down between No. 1 and No. 3
(neither of which will permit it to pass),
and fills up and saturates completely the
porous No. 2, with veins and channels here
and there perhaps. Suppose, now, someone
living in the hollow of this double-bottomed
bowl bores down till he gets through the
hard No. 1, and strikes the porous No. 2, it
is clear that the pressure of the water, which
fills up the bowl to its edges, will force up a
stream through the boring as high (theo
retically) as those edges themselves are; just
as the fountain on the square might be ex
pected to rise as high us the level of the res
ervoir. Permit me to give an illustration
that I have often used: Take a basin or
deep plate—this is No. 3: fill even full with
sand—this is No. 2; press far down into the
sand a deep saucer of earth -this is No. 1.
Pour water on the exposed edges of tlie sand
till it is saturated. Now, imagine a hole
bored through the earth in the saucer, but
not through tho saucer; that would lie an
ordinary well. But let the hole go down
through the saucer, anil tliat would tie an
artesian well, and if piped tlie water should
rise in it nearly up to the height of the sand.
But to our problem, “Why do the West
Point wells ebli and flow with the tide U I
suppose these wells aud others on the Atlan
tic coast are bored, not on three bowl-shaped
strata, hut on strata tiiat simply incline to
wards the ocean, and that the ocean itself
forms the western side of the bowl. Our
Richmond granite may lie the No. 3to bold
the water for tlie West Point wells, and the
rain falling on this flows slowly down it into
the ocean (under some No. 1), discharging
itself, perhaps at a great depth, and flowing
only by the difference of level between its
starting point at tlie upper edge of the
stratum and level of the ocean.
We must have the idea then, of the water
bearing stratum No. 2, abutting deep down
aguinst the ocean, into which it slowly pours
its waters, while more water comes in stead
ily from the higher part of the slope on the
oast ; and that at West Point there is an up
ward pressure on the overlying No. 1 due to
the combined effect of the height of the
water in No. 2on the east and the level of
tlie ocean on the west. This pressure causes
the water to rise in the West Point wells.
Now let the ocean level rise—say four feet
with the tido; tho upward pressure at West
Point and elsewhere rises also, and more
water flows from the wells, and rice versa
as the tide recedes. To illustrate further,
take a U-shaped tube and let one leg—say
tlie right—he flexible. Bore a hole in the
hollow of the U and insert a fine glass tube
as a gauge. Let water run in the right side
to keep it full while it runs out of the right
flexible side. Now raise and lower this
flexible side (or hotter, let the flexible tube
dip into a cup of water, and then raise and
lower this cup), and tho water will rise and
fall in the gauge tube accordingly.
The application is easy: The left leg is
the sloping No. 2 entubed between 1 aiiil 3.
Tho small gauge tube is the well; and the
right flexible leg (or the cup of water) the
ocean. Tho raising and lowering of this
leg (or the cun) answer to the tides, and
tli.- rising and falling of the level in the
gauge is tlie ebbing mid flowing of the wells,
which respond to thorn.
He Sold Off the Horses.
F>om the Canton ( Ga .) Ad tvmce.
A few weeks ugo Mrs. Sarah Withers filed
a suit for alimony in the Superior Court of
this county against E. A. Withers; also a
suit for divorce. The petition for alimony
was argued before Judge Hrown in cham
bers on Aug. 12. His decision was that Mr.
Wit hers should turn over the peaceable pos
session of the plantation near Canton,
together with the crop now on
it, to Mi's. Withers for the use
of herself and children until all
pending suits are family settl and, or else
he pay to Mrs. Withers the su a of sls
per month from June 10,1887, to Aug. 12,
1887, and from the latter date to the final
settlement of nil pending suits the sum of
MO per month for herself and children, pro
vided all the children remain with her, pay
ments to he made at the end of each mont h.
The ten days in which Mr. Withers had to
decide expired last Monday, and he elected
to turn over the peaces tile possession of the
farm to Mix. Withers. Before doing so, how
ever, he sold off thive horses and the wagons
and buggies. Mrs. Withers and the children
are now upon the farm and Mr. Withers is
Decatur’s Wonderful Spider.
/'Vniii the Decatur (Oft.) Chronicle.
The great and wonderful spider spoken of
in our l ist, still lives, and continues to write
in a strange and heretofore unknown man
ner. He seems to have a smattering of
English, however, and his words can be
read. In the evening ho undoes the work
of the day, and the next morning find:: him
diligently la‘ oring to sjiell out new
words. Scores of people have visited
his workshop during the week, and
all have come awav amazed. This
spider is the largest we have ever seen
and in weaving his letters he makes them
very large and plain. Last Saturday he
spelt out the word “Saturday." Sunday he
commenced anew, und when his day’s work
was done he bad in silken letters “war.”
Monday he got his letters mixed up, and,
while what he bud written could not he
read, several letters of the alphabet were
easily distinguished. In all seriousness, this
is n most wonderful phenomenon. For more
than a week this spider has been working
diligently, and has distinctly written several
words. The first word written was “uews,"
his last was “war.”
“Rough on Pilos."
Why suffer piles? Immediate relief and
complete cure guaranteed. Ask for “Rough
on Piles.” Httre cure for Itching, protrud
ing, bleeding or any form of Piles. 50c. At
druggists or inailra.
The Famous New York Clothing House
has removed to I+l Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker atre't,
Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Fair weather, proceeded on coast by
I local rains, variable winds, general
ly easterly, stationary teinjierature,
ex pt in northern portion slight!y warmer.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. Aug. 28, 1887, and the mean of same day for
Departure [ Total
Mean Temperatuke from the | Departure
.— Mean ; Since
for 15years Aug. 28. 'if. - -or— [Jan. 1,1887.
Tii 0 r 2 0 7.0 I— 119.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
rs , * I Dtpartnre Total
Mean Daily Amount f rom the Departure
Amount for tor j Mean Since
16 Years. iAug. 28 S,. __ or _ jan. 1, 1887.
~26 j M ' 2O -7.38
Maximum temperature 77.0, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:38 o’clock p. in. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 8 0 feet —a fall of 0.3 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing 6p. in., Aug. 28. 1887. 75th Meridian
Districts. ! Average.
.. Max. I Min. Rain
'' AME - thms Temp Temp fall.
1. Wilmington 8 76 62 .03
2. Charleston 4 82 68 .03
8. Augusta 12 76 64 *T
4. Savannah 0 88 70 I .01
5. Atlanta 9 80 64 *T
6. Montgomery 7 84 06 00
7. Mobile j 9 80 02 .00
8. New Orleans 1 9 MS 84 00
9. Galveston 18 88 68 16
10. Vicksburg 5 88 70 *T
11. Little Rock 11 84 52 *T
12. Memphis 17 84 58 .00
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Aug. 28. 3:36 p. M.. city time.
Direction, j J
! I 5 ]
Velocity J ® j
Port land . 58 NW .. .. .j Cloudy.
Boston 68 8 W ...... i Cloudy.
Bloc k Island 60 S ...... I Clear.
New York city ... 64 N Cloudy-
Philadelphia 62 NW ..(.... Clear.
Detroit 00 K .. —| Clear.
Fort Bn ford 60 E .. |.... Clear.
St. Vincent j 62 S .. |Cloudy.
Washington city.. j 58 (Clear.
Norfolk ! 66, N ...... (Clear.
Charlotte ! 0-*; N. .J [Fair.
Hatteras ! I
Wilmington 68 N E 6j. .. iClear.
Charleston 72;NK 8| [Cloudy.
Augusta TONE Cloudy.
Savannah 72,NE 0 ! Cloudy.
Jacksonville 74 N E 96 Cloudy.
Cedar Keys SO 8 ElO .18 Cloudy.
Key West 81; E I Clear.
Atlanta j 70! 6 EjlO T* Fair.
Pensacola 80 N j Clear.
Mobile 76[ N 6 .... Clear.
Montgomery 7-4 N j Clear.
Vicksburg 74 N 1 Fair.
New Orleans j BONE; 8 Clear.
Shreveport THIS E; Clear.
Fort Smith j 78-S E, Clear.
Galvoston.i 82, E! 8 ... f Clear.
Corpus Christ!.... 82; E 18 (Fair.
Palestine 76 E 8 Clear.
BrownesviUe 84 8 E [Clear.
Bio Grande 81 ;S E 8 Fair.
Knoxville 68 N E Clear.
Memphis 72jNW Clear.
Nashville 72|N E Clear.
Indianapolis 64NE Clear.
Cincinnati 66 [ E Clear.
Pittsburg 60i W Clear.
Buffalo 62 Clear.
Cleveland 58 E Clear
Marquette [ 5Sj W Clear.
Chicago | 62 N E [Clear.
Duluth I 02 N E [Cloudy.
St. Paul j 60S E T* | Cloudy.
Davenport 1 *66 E 62 Raining.
Cairo 72 E Clear.
St. Louis 74'8 E ; Clear.
Leavenworth... . 70 S Clear.
Omaha 72 S ! Clear.
Yankton 701 S Fair.
Bismarck 72 S E Clear.
I)ea<lwood >BW< Clear.
Cheyenne 54; N .. 08[Fair.
North Platte 70 S E[ Clear.
Dodge City 72 8 El I Clear.
Santa Fe I 58 ! NE1 08 Clear.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
ANNUAL SPECIAL EDITION
Savannah Morning News
Savannah Weekly News,
I£S<ED OX SEPTEMBER 3d, 1887.
The Annual Special Edition of the Daily
and Weekly Nis will be issued Sept. 3. It
will contain a complete and comprehensive
review of the trade of the city for the past year,
and will show the progress the city has made in
everything that helps to make up its wealth and
that contribute* to its prosperity.
The facta relating to cotton, naval stores and
the different branches of the city's wholesale
trade will lie so presented as to give a clear idea
of the city's business for the year ending Sept. 1.
The business men of Savannah cannot make a
better Investment than by buying copies of the
Mousing News Annual Special Edition and
sending them to their friends and correspon
dents. A newspaper like this Special Edition,
containing an accurate account of Ihe business
of this city, is the best advertisement of the
energy and activity of the people of Savannah.
Every citizen, whether he is a capitalist, mer
chant, manufacturer, mechanic ora man of leis
lire, should feel a pride in the progress the city
is making, and in presenting to the world the
inducements which it offers to those who are
seeking homes in the South.
This Sfiecial Edition wdll be sent to all sub
scritiers of the Daily and Weekly News, and a
lurgo number of extra copies will bo mailed,
thoroughly covering the territory tributary to
Advertisers will find this Special Edition of
great value, and space in Its column* can be ob
tafted upon application to the Business Office.
The Famous New York Clothing House
hns removed to 144 Congress, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
We take great plensuro in announcing to
our friends, and the public in general, that
we have opened a (Special Custom Depart
ment, which will la, conducted under our
own |Kin>onnl supervision. We are now
ready, and have on Imnd a full line of Full
and Winter Samples, to which wo call spe
cial attention, particularly to style*, fabrics
and prioes. This will enable such parties
that wear extra and odd sizes to have their
clothing made to measure with very little
extra cost. We guarantee (it in every in
stance or no sale. To those who intend hav
ing their fall and winter clothing made by
us, wo would respectfully ask them to place
their orders early. Wry respectfully,
Appel & Schacl, One price Clothiers,
163 Congress street, opposite market.
The Famous New York Clothing House
bas removed to 144Congreas, northeast cor
ner of Whitaker street.
The Royal Balling Powder Declared
Superior to all others.
The fact that Royal Baking For, do;- is. in all respects,
the best baking powder offered to the public has been
established beyond question.
Prof. H. A. Mott, when employed by the U. S. Govern
ment to analyze the various baking powders of the market
to determine which was the best and most economical, after
an extended investigation, reported in favor of the Royal,
and it was adopted for government use.
Prof. Mott has continued his examinations of baking
powders sold at the present day, and now affirms it as his
deliberate judgment, arrived at after most thorough research
and a careful examination of the principal brands of the
market, that the Royal is undoubtedly the purest and most
reliable baking powder offered to the public. Prof. Mott, in
his recent report, says:
© “The Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure, for 1
have so found it in many tests mads both for that comnanv
and the U. S. Government.
“ I will go still further ana state mat, Decause oi tm
facilities that company have for obtaining perfectly pure
cream of tartar, and for other reasons dependent upon the
proper proportions of the same, and the method of its
preparation, the Royal Baking Powder is undoubtedly the
purest and most reliable baking powder offered to the
public. Dr. HENRY A. MOTT, Ph.D.”
Liit* U. 8. Government Chemist.
OFFICIAL MORTUARY REPORT
Or the 4'hy of Savannah for the Week End
ing Friday, Aug. 26, 1887.
Over Un- Over Un-
Causes of Death. J 0 (ler in j|) derlO
M. F. M. F. M. F. M. F.
Brain, congestion of.. 1
Cholera infantum 1 2
Consumption, bowels . 1
Consumption, lungs. J 1 1
Convulsions, infantile 1
Convulsions.puerp’r’l I ... 1
Dropsy, general | 1
Fever, congestive — 1
Fever, continued 1 ..j
Fever, malarial remit j 1
Gastro Enteretis 1
Heart hypertrophy .. 1
Inanition 1 ...
Placenta Previa 1
Spasm 6 1
Teething I 11...
Undefined j 1|...| 1
Total 5 1 1 i 3; 4 3 6
Deaths in city—Whites, 8; blacks and col
ored, 10; total. 24.
Exclusive of stillbirths, blacks and colored. 2.
Scald from boiler explosion, 1 colored male
Accidental drowning, 1 white male adult.
M. F. |M. F. i t
Under 1 year 1 2 411
Between 1 and 2 years 1 i 1
Between sand 10years 1 ... 2 3
Between 10 and 2ii years 1 12
Between 20 and 30 years . 2 1 1 1i 5
Between 30 and 40 years 2 13
Between 50 and 80 years . 1! 1 13
Total ! 6' 2 e|_10.24
Population—Whites, 26,075; blacks and col
ored, 19,111: total, 45.786.
Annual ratio per 1,000 population for week—
Whites, 15.5; blacks and colored, 43.1.
j. x. McFarland, m. and..
Hurry Up, People!
Only a short timo left to avail yourselves
of the bargains in Gents’, Youths’ and
Hats for a Song.
We intend to sell out everything that can
be sold at any price to get room for Fall
Stock. The leaders of the fashionable
Examine our line of imported Jaeger’s
System Underwear and Overshirts.
161 Congress street,
B. H. Levy & Bro.
$5 Boys’ Suits Reduced to $2 50.
In moving to tho northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets, vve have laid
one side, to dear out, 100 Boy’s Suits, every
one of them costing |3 and over. Have re
duced thorn down to oO yier suit. Come
and look at them at tho Famous.
Sanitary Woolen Underclothing.
Our attention has bsea directed to adver
tisements in the public papers regarding
“Imitations” of Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary
Underclothing. We beg to state that
we aro one of the largest manufacturers of
these, goods in Germany, and we guarantee
that our underclothing is quite equal in
quality, mid all other respects, to those pro
duced by other manufacturers anil sup
plied to Hr. Jaeger's Company. We spe
cially request that you advertise our man
ufactures accordingly, on our responsi
bility. Gebruder Loeb,
96 Reinsburg Strasse, Stuttgart, Germany.
N. B.—Our goods, as above, are for sale
by Messrs. B. H. Levy & Bro., 161 Congress
street. Savannah, Ga.
Back into our old quarters, and it feels
like home. We’ve lieen pent up long enough
and feel like spreading ourselves. Como
and see us; we have a regular palace, and
looks as neat as a pin. We’ve prepared our
selves for this move wit h new ami attractive
goods and are ready for business. We shall
endeavor to retain the confidence our friends
mul putrons have pluced in us for selling
only the Invest grades of Watches, Jewelry,
Silverware, etc., of which we have an at
tractive assortment. We always carry tho
largest line of first water Diamonds in the
State. M. Btisknbf.ro,
15" Broiigb'ou stre-t.
LUIJDEN * BATES S. M. H.
The Truth, the Whole Truth,
and Nothin? But the Truth
IS what we mean to tell in our advertisements,
and generally we succeed, but once in a
while a printer's error, or our unreadable copy,
floors us and makes us deviate like any other
So. when in a late “adv” we offered FINE
PIANOS at only SSO, SOO, $75, S9O to SIOO we
told a whopper. Of course, FINE PIANOS
can t be sold at such ridiculously low prices,
and we didn't mean to so deceive our patrons.
We meant to have said
And there we are solid. We can sell a pretty
FAIR PIANO at SSO. Old style, of course, but
with case i-epolished and works renovated. AU
in good order and good for years of hard ser
vice. Just the thing for practice and far better
than no Piano at all.
FOR $75 TO SIOO
We will give you a really good Piano, sweet tone
and very satisfactory, while for $125 to $l5O
we can astonish you.
For those not able, or quite ready to purchase
new Pianos, our closing out sale of Seoond-
He.nrt Pianos presents a rare Opportunity. We
represent these instruments precisely as they
are, and buyers can depend upon getting a bar
gain when we tell them so. No risk In buying
We look after and tune Second-Hand Pianos
free for one year just the same as new Pianos,
and also give Stool, Cover and Instructor.
L. & B. S. M. H.
(Jo to hFar’s New Store
AND SEE HOW CHEAP HE SELLS
I \ AVE your measure taken
.\ T the some time, and
1- RY a set of his excellent
Shirts made to order.
(St WHILE THERE INSPECT HIS LINE OF
L NLAUNDRIED SHIRTB,
Monarch dress shirts,
Boston garters in silk and cotton.
Rubber garments of all kinds.
Embroidered night shirt&
Linen handkerchiefs at all prices.
Lisle thread underwear.
A fine assortment of scarfs.
OHAWL STRAPS AND HAND SATCHELS,
Anew line of HAMMOCKS, with PILLOWS
and SPREADERS, just in; also a lot of NEW
BATHING SUITS, at
L a Far’s,
29 BULL STREET.
Klectrio Bolt Free.
r po INTRODUCE it and obtain Agent* we w:!l
I for the next sixty days give away free of
charge, In each county in the United States a
limited number of our German Electro Galvanic
Snueusory Bolts—price. $5. A positive and un
failing cure for Nervous Debility, Varicocele.
Emissions, linpotoncy, Etc. SSOO reward paid
if every Belt we manufacture does not geneiat >
a ;;enulno electric current. Address at ouou
ELECTRIC BELT AGENCY P. O. Box 178.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Buist’s Reliable Cabbage and Turnip
JUST RECEIVED FRESH AT
owe.’ KOLA BUTLERS