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A JAIL BUILDER’S CRIME.
HE ROBS THE FIRM HE REPRESENTS
AND LEAVES THE CITY.
J. B. Crocker's Career in Savannah and
His Flight- Ho Enters as a Candidate
for a Place in the New Jail Which He
Helped to Construct.
One of the first occupants of the new jail
arill probably be a very gay young man
■who spent part of his time in aiding in its
construction. His name is J. B. Crocker,
and he came here from Louisville about two
mouths ago to represent the firm of Fred J.
Meyer & Cos., of Louisville, which has the
contract for the iron work in the building.
Crocker was to superintend the work, and
be left Louisville with about S2OO of ex
pense money in his pocket. When he reached
this city instead of going to work he started
in to see how quick he could get rid of that
S2OO, and it did not take him long. Find
ing himself without funds he drew a draft
on Meyer & 00. for S2OO more and secured :
the indorsement of Mr. Bowe, the contrae- j
tor. He then cashed the draft and this i
money soon followed tho course the other 1
had taken j
Crocker .< a very dissipated man, and
he threw hfr momt' away on people of the
worst class. He spent afl that he oonld get,
and soon fou4 himself heavily in debt.
Ho sought loam, friri those who hud as
sisted him to spend what he had, and
as usual in such cases, be was unsuccessful.
He played several wild pranks bare, and got
himself Into more than oo* dllllnuisy. About
July -I be went to Thunderbolt. wi l while
there- he got into a quarrel and was arrested.
He was fined $lO for dleordarty oonduct, in
the Mayer’s Court next morning. He had
no money, and would have bad to accept
the alternative of ten days in Jail had not
Mr. Robertson, of the British Consular
office, taken pity on him and paid the fine.
A few days lata- Crocker hired a team and
buggy from E. C. (Reason's stable. Mr.
Gleason did not like to trust the turn
out to him, so he sent a boy
with him As soon as Crocker got
out of sight of the stelfio he put the boy out,
ami he thru drove nobody knows where, but
Mr. Gleason had a hard time getting his
buggy back. These are only samples of
Crocker’s escapades, which aro numerous.
Early in August his debts and difficulties
so embarrassed him that he left the city,
and nothing has bam heard of him since.
Th* firm i-ecalied Mr C. J. Gillx-rt,
the gen -ml agent, who was then
in th West, and be came down here
to str lighten out, tho affairs of the concern.
He found that Crocker’s defalcation will not
amount to more than S4OO ot s6oo,he thinks,
but still his business was left in such an ex
tremely bad condition that he does not
know what the final outcome will be. He
said that the firm did not know where
Crocker had gone but it proposed to find
him if possible and make him
suffer for what he had done. The amount
of the loss is insignificant, and it is not be
cause of the loss that the firm desires to
prosecute him, but, said Mr. Gilbert,
Meyers & Cos. feel very badly that
any man who had the right to
use their name should have come here
and acted in such a way. The house prides
itself on its good name, and that is the
reason that Crocker will be sent to the coal
mines if possible, Crocker is an Eastern
man and lie is said to have come from a
good family. He is supposed to be now in
this section of the country, for when he left
here he had no money on which to travel.
Meyer- & Cos. are making vigorous efforts to
catch him, and if they can secure him he
will be brought back and lodged in the jail
he helped to make so strong.
What Capt. W. W. Gordon Says of the
Representative Gordon came down from
Atlanta Saturday night for a short rost at
home. He was seen yesterday and asked
regarding the progress of the bills in what
Savannah is most interested in. The Ordi
nary’s fee bill No. 402 is next on file calen
dar. and will soon ooine up. Then fol
lows the Georgia Mutual Insurance
Company bill No. 493, then City Assessors’
bill No. 494, and then the Savanuah. Mucon
and Birmingham railroad bill No. 502.
This latter, the Captain said, would likely
cause a good deal of discussion. After the
Railroad Commissioners added a proviso
that the charter should not take effect till
Oct. 1, 1888, it passed the committee with
but one dissenting vote, but sinoe then au
opposition has arisen and it will require
work to get it through. But, he saw no
reason to object to it. as no railroad charters
were ever refused before, always being
granted whenever asked.
The Ju-’ice’s bill is still in tho hands of
the committee, and Cant. Gordon did not
know us flatus. The bill sent up by the City
Council, empowering it to exempt cer
tain lands from taxation so long as they are
used for agricultural purposes, was returned
by the Judiciary Committee as unconstitu
tional. Regarding the vacant judgeship
the Captain said the race had narrowed
down, practically, to Messrs. Clark,
Simmons and " Cook, with the
two former in the lead. He
said, also, in alluding to Judge Adams’ can
didacy, that if the Judge had been present
and had worked as assiduously as the other
candidates and their friends did, he would
have been a very formidable and leading
candidate to-day.' The gentlemen and their
friends fairly inundated Atlanta, and no
stone was left unturned.
About the progress of Assembly’s work,
the Captain thought the Legislature was
behind. Although they seemed to work all
the while, yet for some reason tho progress
made was very slow. Fully 1,000 bills had
been introduced, and a very large number
were still in the hands of the committees.
The fertilizer bill question is not yet set
tled. it seems. An adverse report was made
Saturday by the close vote of 19 to 17. To
day it will probably be considered, and
there is no telling what the result will bo.
NO CHICKENS FOR HIM.
He Only Desired to Scare the Bad
Boys Who Did Steal Them.
A colored youth named (lay K win ton was
brought to the barracks last night as a sus
picious chii ratter. Ho was found slecpiug
under a church on the corner of Anderson
and Barnard streets. A queer coinci
dence of his choosing this place as
a “roost” is that Frank Sawyer, liv
ing near by, has some fine chickens.
It was a question whether the chickens at -
traeted Hwinton or Swinton the fowls. It
may have been mutual, for the owner said
the , had been rapidly disappearing of late.
Siviuton opened wide his eyes at the mure
idea of him stealing chickens. “No, boss, I
don’t steal enny chickens,” ho said. On the
contrary, he is a sort, of public benefactor
and private watchman, as he told the
Sergeant that he heard tlio chickens
squall, and that he jumped over
the fence and ran after the boy* who stole
them just to scare them. The idea of his
purloining poor motherless chicks lie repu
diated with great indignation. Ho expressed
a willingness to tell who these bad boys
were, atm he was given n private room in
the stone mansion, and this morning m his
innocent, childlike-und bland way, he will
tell the Mayor where the “gang” can be
Admitted to Annapolis.
Master Austin R. Davis, of this city, tele
graphed to his permits yesterday that he had
passed Ilia examinations successfully and
would, at the proper time, lie duly installed
as a cadet at Annapolis, lie has fairly won
his cadetship, for ho flint passed through a
severe competitive examination before
leaving here, and then through a more
severe one for admission, but he is a hard
student and faithful to hie books and his
career at the academy will no doubt be as
creditable as his entrance into it.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Ilsre and There by the
Georgia Tent No. 151, I. O. R., "ill hold
a regular meeting this evening.
A special meeting of the Chatham Artil
lery will be held this evening and business
of importance will lie considered.
Officer .Sheehan found a horse and buggy
straying at the corner of New and Farm
streets, at 10 o’clock last bight, and took
them to the barracks.
Tho Oriel Quintette Club, colored, will
give a concert at tho theatre to-night. Tiie
club is comjiosed of good voices ami it ren
ders nothing but new and pretty pieces.
A temperance union meeting will be held
at Park Hall this evening at Bo'clock. There
will be speeches, songs, recitations, dialogues
and an interesting address by Rev. T. T.
Five arrests wore made yesterday by tiie
police. Four were for disordealy conduct,
and tho other a suspicions character. There
will be siime ton cases before his honor the
Mayor this morning.
Yesterday’s Mercury Record—Extra
ordinary Changes at ThomasviUe.
The maximum temperature yesterday
was 82*, and the minimum 62’. The aver
age was 73°, being 7’ below the normal.
Tiie temperature in all the cotton regions
rose slightly. Tho highest temperature in
this district was 00° at Thornasville. This
station also reported the lowest minimum,
50”, recording the extraordinary range
of 40“ in twenty-four hours. The
midnight reports showed the highest
temperature in the Rio Grande valley, and
the lowest in the New England States. No
rain was reported from any of the cottou
districts, but tho midnight reports stated
that rain was falling in the Missouri valley.
The barometer was highest yestordy over
Pennsylvania and lowest over the Northern
The following table shows the monthly
averago of the maximum and minimum
temperature and total rainfall of stations m
the Savanuah district.
Max'm. Min. Rail-
Temp. Temp. fall.
Bainlindge ~ i 81 73 5.88
Kastman , VT , 90 68 8.54
Fort 81 81 3.68
Jesup „ 93 7l! 4.29
Live Oak 92 72 4.95
Millen.., 92 71 6.05
Quitman (> 92 7t 6.75
Savannah lit 88 73 1.89
Smlthville 94 70 2.40
Thomaavfile 92 64 4 23
WayerosH 92 73 8.70
From this table it will be seen that Sa
vannah had the lowest average maximum
and Thomasvillo the lowest minimum
temperature during August, and Hraith
vllle the highest maximum average and
Bainbridge, .Savannah and Waycroaa the
highest minimum average. Waycross had
the greatest amount of rain ami Savannah
the least in this district.
A Remarkable Mortuary Record.
The mortuary report for the last week
records but a small number of deaths, the
total being only 19. Of this number only
three were whites while 16 were blacks, a
remarkable disparity. Nine of the whole
were under 1 year of age. and there were no
deaths of persons between the ages of 1 und
20. The annual ratio per 1,000 population
was: whites, 5.8; blacks, 43.7. The white
population is placed at 36,675 and the black
at 19,111. This enormous excess of deaths
among the blacks over those among the
whitesjis strange, considering the fact that
the diseases that appeared in the report are
the common ones that afflict humanity'.
Answer to Correspondents.
Several Persons—The Rev. T. DelVitt
Talmage was born in New Jersey in 1832.
The record does not state the exact place of
City Treasurer C. 8. Hardee, returned
Saturday from the mountains.
Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House
wore C. P. Nall, Griffin; T. S. Marshall,
Batavia, N. Y.; D. Hoffman, Philadelphia;
C. H. Morton and wife, Janies S. Simons,
Jr., Victor B. O’DriscoU, George E. Toale,
P. St. J. Amiar, J. P. Devereaux, T. J.
Heunessy, E. P. Cummings, Charleston.
At tiie Screven House were W. W.
Finley, Dallas, Texas; F. E. Tucker, Nash
ville; T. Zizinnie, H. T. Sinclaire, G. M.
Rosenblatt, Wtu. A. Sanford, O. A. Clough,
J. O. Hotter, New York; Thos. M. Wilson,
Moses Mellick and wife, Jacksonville; Jas.
O. Clarke, Ocala, Fla.; Charles Wolff,
ThomasviUe; Charles Tranier, Jr., Inter
lachen, Fla.; John Milton, Jr., Marianna,
Fla.; T. B. I.amptun, Columbia, Miss.; H.
M. McKay', W. A. Taylor, Macon- G. W.
Terywell, Miss Teryrwell, Ixmdon, Eng.; S.
Lewy, Eufala: Mrs. Carey, Miss Carey,
Miss Indie E. Carey, Vineland, N. J.; Geo.
E. Mulsby, Summitt; O. H. Buckmon,
Philadelphia; P. Noble Simons, Charleston;
B. Nevhoff, Americas.
At the Marshall House were John .O’Don
nell, steamer Annie Bliss; J. P. Taylor,
Wlnton, N. C.; J. C. Turner, F. Heinsohn,
V. Sauer and family, A. M. Arnot, J. W.
CompbeU, Charleston, S C.; W. K. McKen
zie, F. W. Rivers, Ashvllle, N. C.; H.
McKervey, Macon; T. F. Adann, Sanders
ville, Gal; John N. Dowling and wife,
Ozark, Ala.; J. O. Wicker, Augusta, Ga.;
K. A. Hodges, Hatsuina, Fla.; Robert Mil
ler, Boston; W. M. Shutor, Westfield, Mass.;
J. J. Lcstiier, Brunswick, Ua.; Dr. Rosen
berg and wife, Palatka, Fla ; E. J. Wil
liams, Bainbridge, (4a.
At the Harnett House were R. Denvlier,
W. S. Whitfield, D. C. Valid, Bartow, Ga.;
L. D. Blocker, Tallahassee, Fla.; B. L. Son
nichsen and wife. Charleston, S. C.; W. A.
Meroney, Winston, N. C.; J. M. Haviland,
G. N. Wallace and wife, Montreal, Can.; (4.
L. Franklin, A. A. Pierson, New York; F.
G. Sutton and sou, Baltimore; J. S. Walker,
Tennille, Ga.; R. S. Pringle, Summerville,
S. C.; B. R. Fallon and wife, Philadelphia;
W. M. Clement, Pensacola, Fla.; Amos Pad
dock, Brattleborougb, Vt.
Scientific American, Builders’ Edition
For September- Contents.
Suggestions in Decorative Art, Design
for a Bank Buildiug, Iron Frame Bells,
Gladstone Bricks, An Improved Ventilating
Fan. Designs for a Library Building, A
Seashore or Beach House, Exhibition of
Building Materials at Brussels, Silo Build
ing, Brick Dust Cement, Cement Testing
Machine, The Chimney Top.d-'hinmeys of
tiie Ancients, A New Composition, Failure
of Concrete Dock Works, The Corner Finish,
A $3,500 Cottage, American Cottage in
Loudon, A SI,BOO Cottage. Cot tage at Cam
bridge, Minis., Specifications, Estimate and
Bill of Materials for a Southern Residence
of Modern Cost, shown iu colored plate,
September, 1887, Country Store Costing
$2,000, A $5,000 Dwelling, An Ohio Dwell
iug, Dwellings Costing $4,200, Seaside
Dwelling, Small City Dwellings, Paris; Ex
cavating in Frozen Ground, Fanlight (fritt
ing, Food Economy Before tiie American
Association, Gardens at Railway Stations,
Plato Glass, Gronitf; Design for U. S. Grant
Monument, Removing Grease from Boilers,
The Ideal House of the Future, Suburban
House* at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Tenement
Houses at Moderate Cost, Industries and
Handicrafts in Central Africa, To Distin
guish Iron from Steel, Practical Use of
Marble, Vermont Marbles, Measurement oi
Masonry. Minute Writing, Notes and
Queries, Winter Palaces. Ornamental l’anei
of a Gothic Altar, The Pyramids, Reudence
Costing $4,940, Old Method of Risiting
Plate*, Moulder's Hand, A Nohoolhouse and
Nursery, Know Sheds on tile Cascade Moun
tains, Stable- With Horizontal Floor- and
Hygienic Dtunu.qc. To Obtain One's Bear
ings With a Watch. Tn ■ pieneh limre
Trap, Removal Wall, Wool
Carpet, Preservation of Wood by Luu<\
Price 25. For Hale at Kktill's Nkwh
ns-.ror.am, Bull street.
THF. MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 5. 1887.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEW3.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
On October 1 another fast through train
will lie place,! on the Alabama Great South
Tho Florida Railway and Navigation
Company had the guage on the Ht. Marks
branch road changed last Monday to the
standard measure, new cross ties put in and
tlio roadbed improved generally.
Tho following statement of railroad earn
ings were made public Saturday: Louisville
and Nashville—Monthly statement of earn
ings and expenses for July, 1887—Gross
earnings, $1,326,063;, for 1886, $1,357,207;
increase, $69,486. Expenses for 1887, $784.-
357; for 1886, $707,025: increase, $77,332.
Net earnings for 1887, $542,308; for 1886,
$550,183; decrease, $7,870.
Railway Age: It now seems proliable that
the number or niilesof new road construct
ed in the United States during 1887 will be
about 12,000. This figure is the greatest on
record, it has never been approached ex
cept in 1882, when th<> total was 11,568 miles.
Track laying for 1887, up to Sept. J, aggre
gates 6,462 miles. Kausasstill continues far
in the lead over the other States in the work
of railway construction.
It is said that the plans have been pre
pared for tlio projected passenger depot of
the Queen and Crescent route at Chatta
nooga, and that they huvo been forwarded
to Ixmdon for examination by the English
directors of the Alabama Great Southern
railway As soon as they pass upon them
some definite action will be taken regard
ing the depot. As now projected, tho idea
is to turn the present Alabama Great South
ern freight depot into a passenger station,
and erect a freight depot on the present site
of Nixon & Wester’s warehouse.
Birmingham Herald: The threatened
strike of the Louisville and Nashville brake
men has been averted. One of tlio brake
men said that the Louisville and Nashville
paid its men as much as any other railroad
in the United States except the Southern
Pacific, and he saw no sufficient grounds for
a strike. The men seem to have become
convinced that their action was premature.
It is said that the trouble originated with a
few malcontents who desired to quit the
service of tho company but who were willing
to work few months longer provided they
could get vL i increased pay they asked
At a meeting of the citizens of Hawkins
ville, Ga., held Monday the following reso
lutions were unanimously adopted:
“Whereas, There is now pending in the Leg
islature an application for a charter for the
Savannah, Macon and Birmingham rail
road, and whereas, said road proposes to
traverse the same section of country now
occupied by the Savannah, Dublin and
Western road. and now already under con
struction, be it Resolved, That we, the citi
zens of Hawkinsville and Pulaski county,
feel that the granting of a charter to the Sa
vannah, Macon and Birmingham road
would retard or greatly impede the progress
of the work on the Savannah, Dublin and
Western road, and prove detrimental to the
interests of the people through which the
latter read is being built, we respectfully
petition our honorable Representative in the
Legislature to refuse the charter for the fii st
named road. That, as the charter for the
Savannah, Macon and Birmingham road
does not provide for a line from
Dublin via Cochran and Hawkins
ville to Americus, and believing that the
granting of a charter for this road would
destroy this important project, and prove
greatly detrimental to tne interests of our
people generally, we respectfully and earn
estly petition our immediate Representa
tive, Hon Y. H. Morgan, to use all his en
ergy and influence toward defeating or re
fusing the charter to the said Savannah,
Macon and Birmingham railroad.”
The Orange Belt AU Right.
Mr. G. D. Ackerly, the general passenger
agent of the Orange Belt railway, was in
Jacksonville, Fla, Friday, and in response
to inquiries as to the financial condition of
his road and the rumor that was afloat to
the effect that two of the largest contractors
had entered suit against the company, he
“The rumor of the suit brought against
the road by the contractors is true. Two
of them became frightened, owing to a de
lav in our getting money, in consequence of
w hich delay’ we were behind with their pay
ments. They have brought suit againt the
road for the amounts due them.
“About five months ago we allowed one
pay day to run over about thirty days, and
again we paid to a contractor about $5,000
to jmy his hands with. He pocketed the
money and skipped out without paying his
hands. These two instances have caused
some to think that the road was on an un
safe financial footing, but you can readily
see that the first instance might occur to
any business firm or corporation, while in
tho latter case no blame can be attached
“Do you see your way clearly out of your
present embarrassment?” was asked.
“Certainly. Mr. P. A. Demens, the gen
eral manager, is now in New York, and is
making arrangements for the raising of
necessary funds to be used in its construe
tion. We will soon have all the money
necessary for the completion of our work,
and you may rest assured that the Orange
Belt Railroad will bo completed and trains
running before many months.
“The management of this road ha had
more to contend with than falls to the lot of
ordinary men, but I tell you we are made
of the stuff that sticks, arid you will see the
Orange Belt Railway completed and run
ning despite the efforts of enemies to defeat
0,000 AT A BALL GAME.
The Crescent City One of the Best
Ball Towns in the Country.
New Orleans, Sept. 4.—Six thousand
people saw New Orleans defeat Memphis
to-day. The locals deserved the victory, as
they player! with more dash and brilliancy
and fielded splendidly, besides their hits
were timelier. Black was not hit harder
than Avdelotte, but, Bobby got the sulks at
critical times, disquieted the crowd and
his own team, was not well sup
ported, and was guyed mercilessly all
the way through. The left fielding of Cam
pan and Me Leer was the finest this season,
and Fuller and Geiss did great infield work.
Vaughn's work behind the bat was also a
The score by innings follows:
New Orleans 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0— 8
Memphis .0 010 0 0 0 0 1 2
Batteries Aydelotte and Vaughn; Black and
Base lilts—New Orleans 14. Memphis 14.
Errors New Orleans 1. Memphis 0.
Stolen bases Memphis 3, New Orleans 5,
At New York—
Rrroklvn 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1— 7
Louisville 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 X — 0
Base hits Brooklyn 15, Ixiuisville 15. Errors
—Brooklyn 4. Louisville 10.
At New York—
-84. 1 suits . 0 1 1 0 1 4—16
Metropolitan 1 0 0 0 0 5 0
Base hits St. Louis. 21, Metropolitans 18.
Errors—St. 1/onis 5. Metropolitans 11.
Rough on Rats,”
Clears out rats, mice, roaches, flies, ants,
bedbugs, beetles, insects, skunks, jack rab
bits, sparrows, gophers. 15c. At druggists.
“Rough on Corns."
Ask for W ells’ “Rough on Corns.” Quick
relief, complete cure. Corns, warts, bun
"Rough on Itch.”
“Rough on Itch" cures skin humors, erup
tions, ring worm, tetter, salt rheum, frosted
feet, chilblains, itch, ivy |ioison, barber's
itch. 60c. jars.
“Hough on Catarrh”
Correct offensive odors at ones. Complete
i urc'of * next I'hl-onie cases; also unrqualud
as gorge* for diphtheria, sore throat, foul
A drinking fountain for man and beast
has been placed at the corner of Vernon
and Wharf streets.
AU the stores on King street were open
Saturday afternoon, the 2 p. m. closing hav
ing ended on Sept. 1.
The Hercules played the Hornets, a South
Carolina railway nine, at tlie Base Bail Park
Saturday afternoon, and defeat** t them by
a score of 16 to 8.
Rev. L. M. Dunton has been appointed
Presiding Elder for Charleston district of
the Methodist Episcopal church, iu place of
Rev. Dr. Webster, deceased.
Hereafter there will lie a weekly service
of the steamers between Charleston and
Philadelphia fi out each end of the line.
The now schedule will go into effect on
The Electric Light Company received
fifty three coils of wire and other appliances
for incandescent lights on Friday. The
work ol introducing the incandescent sys
tem in the city will be commenced immedi
The steamer Wistaria, buoy tender, has
recently returned from Wilmington, Del.,
where she underwent a thorough overhaul
ing. She has tiecn lengthened, and has had
her speed increased about two knots an
hour, and is now one of the fastest aud best
appointed vessels iu the fleet in Southern
Hon. C. G. Memniinger’s condition has
improved within tiie past twenty-four
hours, and if tiie improvement continues
there will be strong hopes of his recovery.
A sjiecial dispatch from Hendersonville, N.
C.. was received at 5 o'clock Saturday after
noon saying: “Mr. Memminger’s strength
continues slowly to improve.”
A cargo of over 1,000 bushels of rice ar
rived on Friday from the plantation of Mr.
T. I’. Alston, o.i the Pon-Pon river. The
rice was inthe rough, of course. It was im
mediately unloaded at the Planters’ and
Merchants’ Mills, at t he east end of Laurens
etreet, was milled and placed on the market
Saturday morning. The samples were clear
and pearly,and the milling was pronounced
by the factor to come fully up t,o his ex
pectations. Hades of about 140 barrels were
made at prices which were not made public.
Mr. Martin Croghan has applied for let
ters of administration on the estate of the
late Mr. Thomas K. Croghan, the petition
therefor being now on tile in the office of
Probate Judge Vincent. The bond to secure
the administration has been fixed at $8,600,
tho value of the personalty of the deceased
being $4,301' The lien sof the estate are
Mr. Martii. Croghan, Mr. Thomas F.
Croghan's mother, now residing in Ireland,
his brother supixwed to be iu the United
States, another brother in Ireland, one sis
ter in Virginia and two sisters in Baltimore.
Mr. F. W. ’ Schlepegrell, who has been
travelling through the North for tho past
three weeks, lias returned to tho city. He
is a member of the firm of C. J. Schlepe
grell, one of the victims of G. A. Murphy,
the contractor who recently absconded,
leaving debts in Charleston to the amount
of about SBOO. He owed his workmen and
several of the lumber and sash merchants.
Mr. F. W. Schlepegrell, who was in New
burg, N. Y., at the time, was telegraphed
to, in order to arrest Murphy upon his ar
rival in New York city, as he had left on
the Yemassee. Mr. Schlepegrell says he
immediately proceeded to New York, where
he interviewed the police authorities, but
obtained little satisfaction, the officials
claiming that it could not be proved
that he had left the city with the
intention of defrauding any one.
Determined not to be baffled, Mr.
Schlepegrell procured a policeman and
awaited the arrival of the steamer, which
was due at 2a. m., but which did notar
rive till 8 or 9 o’clock. As soon as the
Yemasee landed he boarded it aud accosting
Murphy, demanding of him the money' due
to his firm. Murphy pleaded poverty, but
failing in that, offered SSO, whicti ho after
wards increased to SIOO, if he would be al
lowed to go; but his determined creditor
demanded tiie entire amount, $250, and
showed the policeman as the alternative.
After much pleading and offers of a com
promise, seeing that he was caught, Murphy
paid the entire amount of his indebtedness
to Mr. Hchlepegrell’s firm.
Two of Durant’s Little Jokes.
Prom the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
E. IV. Durant, Stillwater’s Senator and
joker, has lieen a summer trip to the sea
shore with ins wife, and if the stories that
come floating in from Long Branch are all
true he had a good time. One day at table
a big mosquito of the Jersey breed lighted
on the Senator’s hands With an expression
of horror and amazement on his counten
ance the Senator beckoned to a waiter and
“What is this animal?”
“What is it? Why, it’s a skeeter. Didn't
you you ever see a skeeter?” replied the
“Kill it!” commanded Durant.
The waiter obeyed.
“Remove the corpse.”
The waiter gave the Senator’s hand a
brush with a napkin.
“Well, I never saw anything like that be
fore!” solemnly remarked the gentleman
who had been fighting mosquitoes at Still
water all his life.
On another occasion at table Mr. Durant
observed sitting near him quite an old gen
tleman accompanied by a pretty young
lady, who he correctly surmised was the
old gentleman's bride. They were on their
wedding trip. The Senator gave his wife
the wink and beguu to guy the ill-assorted
“Are you enjoying your wedding trip
with me,”he remarked to Mrs. Durant, “as
well as you did the one you took with your
He heard the old gentleman mutter be
tween his teeth:
“That's a devil of a question to ask a
woman in this place.”
The Stillwater Senator gained fresh in
spiration from this, and the way ho played
the game of second husband oil a wedding
trip was a surprise to the whole table. The
old man and bis darling, however, failed to
relish it, and blushed with au intensity that
caused the ice cream to melt.
Consumption, Wasting Diseases,
And general debility. Doctors disagree as to
the relative value of Cod L.iver Oil and Hy
pophosphites; the one supplying strength
and flesh, the other giving nerve power, und
acting as a tonic to the digestive and entire
system. But in Scott’s Emvlkion of Cod
Liver Oil with Hypophosphites the two are
combined, and tiie effect is wonderful.
Thousands who have derived no jieriuanent
lienettt from other preparations have
been cured by this. Scott's Emul
sion is perfectly pnlatnble and is easily di
gested by those who cannot tolerate plain
Cod Liver Oil.
Mr. C. P. Gray,
Of the firm of Gray &. O’Brien, left yester
day for New York to select their fall stock.
He intends to huy tiie finest line of fall
goods ever brought to Savannah. Those
wishing to purchase would do well to wait
and look at them belore purchasing else
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show n nice
selection for early fall wear, also fall Over
coats. They are’nicer and prices lower
than ever, to show our customers that we
have removed to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets. The Famous
New York Clothing House manufacture all
the clothing thev sell, dealing direct with
the consumer. IVe save every one who
buy* of us at least 2.5 per rent.
Gloria, wears better than silk, for $3 .50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip $3 50, Ginghams front
$1 upward, ail selling low to show our
patrons that we have moved to the north
cast corner of Congress aud Whitaker
Weather Indications. •
I Special indications for Georgia:
PAIR Fair weather, except in extreme
Southeastern Georgia light local
rains, slight changes in temperature,
light to fresh winds, generally easterly.
Cotuoarismi of mean temperature ar Savan
nah. Sept. 4 1887. and the mean of same day for
i Departure Total
Mean Temperature from tho Departure
Mean . since
for 15 years Sept. 4, ‘B7. -|- or |Jan. 1,1887.
“sun I ra.o " _!_ -■ treo
Comparative raiufall statement:
~ ~ , . ... Departure; Total
Mean Daily Amount f ron , the Departure
Amount for for ?J fence
10 \ears. Sept. I, 87. ... of _ j a n. 1. KW7.
Tli I .00 18 j —8.70
Maximum temperature 81.0. minimum tern
Tho height of the river at Augusta at
1 :o3 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta tima)
was 7.7 feet—a rise of U,-'i during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing <5 p. m., Ktfpt.. 4 1887. 75th Meridian
v ,„„ i I P2-s >f Max.l Min. ißain
oame. t bta- Temp Tempi fall.
I. Wilmington 8 B .®| 00
S. Charleston 4 84 i 04 .00
3. Augusta 12 80 | 50 .00
4. Savannah 9 80 5* .00
5. Atlanta 10 86 | 58 .00
6. Montgomery 8 8S 58 .00
7. Mobile 7 1)0 58 .00
8. New Orleans 4 92 68 .00
9. Galveston 20 92 68 .00
10. Vicksburg 4 93 68 *T
11. Little Hock 11 92 64 *T
12. Memphis 19 92 04 .00
Averages . ■■ ■
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the seme moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Sept. 4. 9:30 p. m.. city time.
Tempera t ure.
j Direction. ! i?
! Velocity. J P
Portland 60; N | . ... Clear.
Boston 64‘S W Clear.
Block Island 84; S ! Fair.
New York city ... 68, W Clear.
Philadelphia 66 S Clear.
Detroit j 64:S Ej Clear.
Fort Buford TO X E Cloudy.
St. Vincent I 63 S .. .Oftjeiondy.
Washington city.. | 60’.... |.. i.... Clear.
Norfolk I 64! N I Clear.
Charlotte TO E' 6 .... jClear.
Hatteras j 1..1 !
Titusville 74!N E|l2 : .24 Raining.
Wilmington 72 E j 6 Clear.
Charleston 74 F. '12... Clear.
Augusta 74 E Clear.
Savannah 72! E j 6; Clear.
•Jacksonville 74!1* El 6 .OsjClear.
Cedar Keys 76 N E;10 Cloudy.
Key West SO ..., iCloudy.
Atlanta 7l| E 8 Clear.
Pensacola 78 S W Clear.
Mobile 78 SW 6|.... Clear.
Montgomery 76... .. Clear.
Vicksburg 78 Clear.
New Orleans 70S Ej..; Clear.
Fort Smith i
Galveston. 84. S 10 Clear.
Corpus Christ! ... 82 El.. ... Clear.
Palestine 78 S E| 6 . . Clear.
BrownesviUe 80 NE| ; .28 Otar.
RioUrande 82 E 6 ...Clear
Knoxville 71 N E Cloudy.
Memphis 78 E Clear.
Nashville 78 E Clear.
Indianapolis 76 E ..j jClear
Cincinnati 78 Clear.
Pittsburg . 6, NE .. Clear.
Buffalo 60;N E ...... JClear.
Cleveland 641S K 1... Clear.
Marquette 64 SW Cloudy.
Chicago 76 S E Clear
Duluth 60 N E . 'Cloudy.
St. Paul rtt | Cloudy.
Davenport 78;S El Fair.
Cairo 78; E : 1 ... Clear.
St. Louis SOj S ..! Clear.
Leavenworth... . 78j S . Clear.
Omaha 80: S j..| !Clear.
Yankton 68; 8 !..| .56Raining.
Bismarck 72! E |...... i Fair.
Deadwood 66SW I Clear.
Cheyenne 64 S E|..!.... Clear.
North Platte 70j S . i.... Clear.
Dodge City 78 jClear.
Santa Fe | 66 !S £| Clear.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Slimy Snakes Seeking Sweets.
FVoi the San Francisco Examinei.
“Did you ever hear-of the cream snakei
No. W ell, when I was a boy that particu
lar kind of snake was the cause of my get
ting many a good scolding front iny father
and mother. My father owns a ranch in
Kan Mateo county, and among other things
keeps a lot of cows. He prides himself upon
the excellence of the butter he makes, and
to make good butter you must have good
cream. You could get anything on the
ranch from my father except a mouthful of
“All boys and girls are passionately fond
of rich, sweet cream, and I had ray weak
ness in that line, but I was scared to death
for fear my father would catch me skim
ming the dishes. Once in a while I stole a
little mess and then drew the heavy cream
over the part I skimmed, as if nobody had
touched it. Well, the cream went anyhow
to an alarming degree, and of course I was
blamed for it.
“Night after night the marauders came,
and there was evidence that dish after dish
had been tampered with. My father at last
lost all patience and threatened to lick me
soundly, and I guess he'd have done so, but
mother interfered. 1 protested my inno
cence, because the little spoonful of cream I
took once in a great while amounted to noth
ing. He was still incredulous, and to get
even with me I was placed on guard to
watch the dairy.
“It was kind of hard for a boy 18 or 17
years of age to sit up ail night and watch
for cream burglars. But 1 did it like a little
man. With a revolver in my hip-pocket
and a dark lantern in tnv hand, 1 laid in
wait for the enemy. I did not have to wait
“About midnight when everything was
still ns death, I could see somethings crawl
ing tip to the pans, and getting there
seemed to be levelling on the contents. 1
approached with the greatest caution, and
there what did I see but a half-dozen snakes
from two to three feet long, gorging them
selves with cream.
“1 wanted to get near enough to shoot a
couple of t hem, but by accident I made a
no se and the reptilian hnrglars made their
escape. 1 solved the mystery; father solved
it next night, and I was exonerated from
all blame. The day following we covered
the dishes over with tin, with small
holes bored in it, and put tin on
that portion of the dairy where the
snakes climbed to the pans The cream was
then perfectly secure, but there wasn’t a
night for months that the slime of snakes
couldn’t be seen on the till. The rept.les
finally got tired of the fooling and left. If
you visit my father’s ranch you can see the
tin there to this day.”
Hats for the Fall.
The Famous has received the latest style*
Hats for fall, selling them cheep in order
to call attention to their removal to the
northeast corner of Congress and Whitaker
Boys’ Knee Pants for 25c.
Iron-clad pants, ages 4to 13, the Famous
New York Clothing House is selling for 25c.
a pair in Older to show the boys their new
store, northeast corner Congress and Whit
Has not decided to come to Kuvanuah, but.
all the housekeepers have divided that the
Mutual Co-operative Association is the ,
place to buy the liet good* at the lowest
market price*. Give us a call and compare
our goods and price* beloi* buying else
where. J. R. Witmivuthv A -ent
yrflj'jfsa psj ■ps?’ PM? ' R
Hr SB Ir3 111 I |l|* Hw Mi
USk m% *as S0 0 £kd tetsibs L3? >
Pcrfort focrt is 1 !iat which, while preparrtl Id :"<o most
appetizing fonn, is also tlie most wholesome and nniritior.s.
It should never be necessary to sacrifice tho wholescmeaesi
of an article in order to make it more palatable, nor, as is
too ofteu the case, should we be compelled to take our
bread or cake bereft of its most appetizing qualities in
order to avoid injury to our digestive organs.
The Royal Baking Powder possesses a peculiar quality,
not possessed by any other leavening agent, that applies
directly to this subject. It provides bread, biscuit, cake,
muffins, or rolls, which may be eaten when hot without
inconvenience by persons of the most delicate digestive
organs. With most persons it is necessary that bread raised
with yeast should lose its freshness or become sbde before
it can be eaten with safety. The same distressing results
follow from eating biscuit, cake, pastry, etc., raised by tho
cheap, inferior baking powders that contain kmc, alum,
phosphates, or other adulterants. The hot roll and muffin
and the delicions hot griddle cakes raised by the Royal
Baking Powder are as wholesome and digestible ac warm
soup, meat, or any other food.
Another greatly superior quality possessed by tho
Royal Baking Powder is that by which the preservation of
important elements of the flour is effected in raising the
bread by the mechanical operation of the gas, without fer
mentation. Yeast, and all baking powders that produce the
leavening gas by fermentation, as is well known, destroy a
portion of the nutritive elements of the flour, ad particu
larly those which are the most healthful and the greatest
aids to a perfect assimilation of the food. The Royal
Baking Powder, while perfectly leavening, retains without
change or impairment all those elements which were in
tended by nature, when combined in our bread, to make it
lite-aily the “staff of life.”
No leavening agent or baking powder, except the Royal
Baking Powder, possesses these great qualifications.
OFFICIAL MORTUARY REPORT
Of the City of Savannah for the Week End
ing Friday, Sept. 2. lfcS7.
Canse. of Death Over | Un- j Over Un
causes or Death. 10 j der 10 j 10 der 10
M.IF. M. F. M.IF. M.IF.
j— |—| —I|—l;—|—
Bright's disease 11...1 1 ...
Consumption, lungs.■ 2 2 ..'
Debility 1 1
Diarrhuea . | 1 ... I 1 ...
Dropsy, general I . ...
Fever, remittent | ! ;
Heart, valvular |... ( ll
Inanition [ 1...1 1,. .
Marasmus i ...1... 1 1 .
Syphilis. Tertiary . 1
Trismus Nascentium. . . . 1.
Undefined ...• l 1.
Total fl; 7| 1 "V 2 7 1
Deaths in city—Whites, 3; blacks and col
ored, 16; total, 19.
Exclusive of stillbirths, blacks and colored, 2.
Whites. Colored. -5
M. I F. I M. | F.-
Under 1 year i 1 7 1 !>
Between 20and 30years j... 4 15
Between 30 and 40 years... 2 13
Bet ween 46 and 50 years J. 2 .. 2
Total. 2 ll 13| 319
Population—Whiles. 26,675; blacks and col
ored, 19,111; total, 45,786. •
Annual ratio per 1.000 population for week -
Whites, 5.8; blacks and colored. 43.7.
j. t. McFarland, m. and.,
Get this Under Your Hat.
“The foienichoUy days have come,
The saddest of the year.
When latest styles are coming in,
And the old must disappear.”
The English of it is that to have room. and
wide room at that, for fashionable Fall and
Winter styles, our only object for an en
suing short period is to get rid of our re
maining summer stock of Gents, Youth.-
and Boys Fine Clothing and Furnishings.
“Any price” or “your price” are our mot
toes.” The goods must go. At the same
time take a look at our superb stock of
Jaeger's System Underwear and Over
The Centre of Gents Fashions, Ifil Con
B. H. Levy & Buo.
We take great pleasure in announcing to
our friends, and the public in general, that
we have opened a Special Custom Depart
ment, which will be conducted under our
own personal supervision. W'e are now
ready, and have on hand a full line of Kali
and Winter Samples, to which we call sp
ciul attention, particularly to styles, fabrics
and pricer. This will enable such parties
tiial wear extra and odd sizes to have their
clothing made to measure with very little
extra cost. We guarantee a tit in every in
stance or no sale. To those who intend hav
ing their fall and wiutar clothing made by
us we would respectfully ask them to place
their order* earl v. Verv respectfully,
Appki. & Kchacx, One Pi ii-e Clothiers,
llw Congress street, opjjosite market.
Hack into our old quarters, and it feels
like home. We ve been pent up long enough
and feel like spreading ourselves. Come
and s*e ns; we have a regular jtalace, und
looks as neat as a pin. We've prepared our
selves lor this move with new and attractive
goods and are ready for business. We shall
endeavor to retain thecontinence our i rie ids
and patrons have placed in us lor selling
only the finest grades of Watches. .( well v,
81 leer ware, eb., of widen we i, n , a >'
tractive assortment. We always car. v tie
largest line of first water Diamond. m tiw
Htate. _M. HTgi'.XßKitu,
IS* Broughton street.
At the Harnett House, ttavaunad, (**,.
Cou gel all the comfort* of the high pi l- i
o els, ami save from Cl to* i per dav fry
It and be couvincad. —Uotlon. H<j„w Jour
IATDIVEX <fc BATES S. M. H.
Engraving k Printing.
THIS DEPARTMENT OF THE
L. & B. S. M. H.
is in the hands of specialists
who are familiar with the “cor- j
reel” styles, including the word- j
ing of invitation work, and the I
thousand-and-one little points I
of taste and etiquette connected 1
A plate and fifty cards can ;
be had at $1 25. of a quality as
good as any offered in New
York or elsewhere for the same
money, while parties desiring I
more expensive work can be
Fine Wedding Engraving and Printing!
SOUTHERN MUSIC HOUSE
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FURNITURE A \l> ( ARI’K K
148, 150 and 152 Brniighton Sl.,*
Desire to call attention to the fact that they ar
offering their immense stock of
Furniture and Carpets.
of every Description,
Big Bargain Prices
Our NK'V HALL GOODS are crowding It
upon ns, and we MUST make room by rusbin
out Ihe goods. Parties con'emplating flttini
up will find it to their advantage to call O’
us and obtain our estimates.
A. I. MILLER k CO
Imported Bay Rum
A HNh ARTICLE.
AT STRONG'S DRUG STORE
Corner Hull and Perry street lam
-1 vm< u; OmCKB, Hook. and Blank
I i*■', ijited l.y county oineer* tor the use O
I he e.Hirts, or lor ofltre use. supplied to order 0)
lb- M’lßMMii SKWW PKJ.V nl UOUBt. >
Whitaker s'reel oaranaaii.
me w eaaing ±im graving ana mnnng i