Digital Library of Georgia Logo

The morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1887-1900, September 06, 1887, Page 5, Image 5

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page.

A CHAPTER OX RATTLERS —r WHAT OLD SIMON KENT KNOWS about them. Ready to Feast on Anything- But Bats, Bantams and Hogs, and Not to be Trusted at All. from the AY to York Times Lkidy, Penn., Aug. 23.—'“Yes,” said Simon Kent, the “rattlesnake kiug”of Clin ton county, whose home is near the head waters of Paddy’s Run, in this township, “I think I know a few things about rattle snakes. I ought to. I’ve lived next door neighbor to them for 40 years. They’re friends of mine, but I wouldn't trust one of them a single second if he was in reach of me.” Kent and a 16-year-old sou live alone in the woods. The father is a man of intelli gence, but spends most of his time in cap turing rattlesnakes, which are abundant in his locality. He has sometimes as many as 900 of these venomous reptiles in captivity at one time. He supplies side shows and museums with live rattlers, and he has quite a trade in tanned rattlesnake skins, which are used extensively by manufact urers of fancy articles. He also sells largo quantities of'rattlesnake oil, faith in its efficacy as a liniment being general through out this part of Pennsylvania. “I’ve got a rattlesnake at home.' 1 con tinued tne rattlesnake king, “that I have had 11 years. I raised him from the time be was 3 inches long, and I think the world of him, but he’s got nis fangs in, and I know that he would just as leave sock them into me as into anything else. I call him Nicodeynus. I have learned a good deal about rattlesnakes during my long experi ence with them, but I have discovered more things about them through Nicodemus than in any other way. Among other things I have found that tho rattlesnake changes its skin twice a year—ill July and September— and that if they can’t get to water while they’re shedding thier skin it will come off slowly and in pieces, instead of peeling off in one whole piece from head to tail. But I've never caught onto just how they get the skin off. I’ve gone to bed at night and left Nicodemus without his showing auy more sign of peeling himself than if he’d been a stick of wood, but in the morning liis old clothes would be lying in one corner of the cage, and ho would be as bright as an old-fasnioned patchwork quilt in his new ones. •’lt is the general impression that when a rattlesnake is shedding his skiu he gets blind. There is no mistake that his eyes do get covered with a tilm at that time, but just put a mouse in his cage and see flow quick he'll coil up and send for it, and hit it m the neck every time. A rattlesnake al ways strikes for the neck, and he always strikes his prey before he eats it; but. you may fill bis cage with rats, or mice, or frogs, or anything else he likes, and ill never touch one of them unless he’s hungry. He kills only enough for one meal, and when that is swallowed anything and everything that’s left can crawl over him jump on him. and tumble him around as much as it pleases and he’ll never say “boo.” The rattlesnake is not a wanton destroyer, nor is he a glut ton. Two mice will make him an ample meal. 1 had my pet rattlesnake ten months before he ate a mouthful or drank a drop of anything. A rattlesnake has been known to remain fourteen months in captivity without eating or drinking, aud then all of a sudden begin to find Ins appetite. When 1 put Nicodemus in his cage at the age of 10 months 1 put a young dove in with him. Now there isn’t anything on the earth or in the air that a rattlesnake won’t kill and eat it- it’s hungry, and”— “Except bats, pop,” interrupted the rattle snake king’s sunburned boy. . “Ob, yes. except bats,” assented the King. “I put a bat in Nicodemus’ cage once and I thought he’d go crazy. He coiled himself up in one corner of his cage and actually bid ins head. All he’d do was to rattle, t was afraid the bat. would scare the snake to death, so I took it out of the cage. I put the dove in the cage with Nicodenms just to see what he would do. That dove lived with the snake five years, i’ve often seen it and Nicodemus asleep together, sometimes the bird being perched on the snake, and some times wrapped up in its coils. At the same time the snake was killing birds, mice, young rabbits, and other things right along, as its appetite called for. One day the dove got its head through, one of the meshes in the woven wire of the cage, and before it w as discovered tho poor bird was choked to death like a pheasant in a snare. I got an other one so nearly like the dead dove that no one could have told 'em apart. When Nicodemus was asleep I put the bird in his cage. The snake woke up along in the after noon. He bad hardly got his eyes open when he sprang at that dove like a flash of nghtuing and made his supi>er off of her. He knew she wasn’t bis old friend that died. “There is no telling how long an animal will live after being struck by a rattlesnake, ltd it may not tlio at all. I have known a rat to die within six minutes after Nicode mus set his fangs in its neck, and have known one, again, to live more than a day after being struck. I turned a little ban tam hen into Nicodemus cage one day, and when he struck her it made her so ma.l that she drove him into a corner bleeding like a stuck pig. I was afraid this excited little fowl would kill him, and I took her as soou ns 1 could. She keeled over an hour after ward, aiul 1 supposed, of course, that she was done for, with all that rattlesnake poison in her, hut she lived three days in a stupor and then gradually got well. That was tire only instance I ever knew of any thing recovering from the bite of a rattle snake without being treated for the poison ing.” “Except hogs, jiop,’ interjected the rattle snake king’s son once more. “Oh. yes, except hogs.” replied the father. “Lord! yes. Hogs don’t mind rattlesnakes any more that I mind flies. I had an old sow once—do you mind old Jennie, Bob*— that was a regular terror after rattlesnakes. Bhe could find the trail of one as surely as hound > an find the deer's track, aril she’d follow that twul till she came up with the snake that made it, anil thon the rattler w us her meat. She didn’t seem to care for anv other kind of snakes, hut she'd hunt rattlers from the beginning of the season till the end. If I could ha ve taught that pig to re trieve slic’d have boon worth a good ileal to lae, for tile number of snakes she’d have brought in during the season would have been immense; but she wasn’t on the re trieve. She was hunting for her own ac commodation. uud ate every snake she caught, leaving only the head. I used to find so many rattlesnake heads on my tours through the woods that it began to dawn on me that my old sow was working dead against me bv destroying tho snake crop, aud I was finally forced to kill her for my own protection. “1 liavo tried tlm effect of Nicodemus’ bite on many different animals and birds, and with the exception of the bantam und u cur dog that I experimented on, every one of them died, some very soon after lieing bit ten, and some not until three or four days had passed. lam sorry to say that Nicisle nms has a record of one man. too, on his list of victims. An a general thing, Ido not believe that the bite of a rattlesnake will reNult fatal!v to human being*, but it did in this case. The man’s name was Flint, and it was all his own fault that he was bitten. He was one of those over-courageous, smart fellows, who think they can do anything. He was at my place one day and got to teasing the snake. Finally ho poked his finger through one of the meslies of tho wire at Nlisslenme. When a rattlesnake strikes it never misses Its mark if what it strikes at is within reach. Thorn is no movement in the world any quicker than a rattlesnake’* •trike. The snake struck at. Flint’s finger aiul, of course, hit it. In two hours the man was dead. I hadn’t a drop of whisky in the bom*. and before It was jnxmible to send and get some Flint nas dead. “A human being nocm* to be the only creature that suffers jwtin from a rattle snakes tills. Every other living thing that I ever saw bit,tea by a rattlesnake wx-mod to u'-t a if it had been chloroformed. You can hardly see w here a snake’s fangs enter the flesh, aud not a drop of blood flows from the wound. Inflammation sets in at once; the breath begins to come hard and short. In animals paralysis soon occurs in the hind parts. The blood leaves the extremities and becomes thin. The heart of any animal that dies from rattlesnake poison will always bo found filled witli blood iu a thin fluid state instead of being coagu lated. "lama firm believer in whisky as an antidote for rattlesnake poisoning. I have known seven different cases of persons being bitten by rattlers where whisky was admin istered promptly ami liberally, and not one was fatal. Besides the case of the man whom my snake killed I know of two others " here the victims died. They were both treated by doctors, but whisky was not used iu either case. “When any oae tells you that a snake’s age can be told by the number of its rattles, don’t believe it. I’ve caught snakes 2 feet long that had more rattles than others twice their size. My pet rattlesnake is 11 years old,and he has 14 as nice rattles as any snake fancier ever saw, besides a beauty of a button at the end of ’em. It’s a very rare case, too, where a rattlesnake gets to be more than 4 feet long in this lati tude. ATTACKED BY GRIZZLIES. Two Adventures that Show that These Big Bears are Very Aggressive. From Harper's Magazine. Few persons believe that a grizzly will at tack a inau before he is hiniHelf attacked. I was one of those doubting Thomases until two years ago, when I was thoroughly con vinced by ocular demonstration that some grizzlies at least will attempt to make a meal off a man even though he may not have harmed them previously. Wo were hunting in the Shoshone mountains, in Northern Wyoming. I had killed a large elk iu the morning, and on going back to the carcass in the afternoon to skin it we saw that bruin had been there ahead of us, but had tied on our approach. Without th i least apprehension if his i mrn, , it me 1 our rifies against a tree about fifty feet, away aud commenced work. r s here were three of us, but only two rifles, Mr, Hoffman, the photographer, having left nis in camp. He had finished taking views of the carcass, and we were all husily engaged in skinning, when, hearing a crashing In the brush and a series of savage ioars and growls, we looked up the hill, and were horrified to see three grizzly bears, an old female and two cubs about two-thirds grown, charging upon us with ail the fury of a pack of starving wolves upon a sheepfold. They were between us and our rifles when we first saw- them, and we sprang to our horses, which were picketed a few yards below, supposing, of course, that when the bears reached the carcass they would pro ceed to eat it, aud pay no further attention to us. Strange to say, it was the carcass to which they paid no attention. They still came after us: we had no time for flight, aud could not even release aud mount our terror-stricken horses. Our only chance was to fight for our lives, and wita one ac cord we all three grasped our hunting knives and dashed at them. We threw our hats and yelled like Comanches, and the sav age brutes, seeing themselves thus boldly confronted by equal numbers, stopped, raised on their haunches, growled, snaprxxi their jaws for a few moments, and then walked sullenly back up the hill into the brush. This "ave us an opportunity to get hold of our rifles, and then it was our turn to charge. To make a loug story short, we killed the old female undone cub, the other escaped into the jungle before we could get a shot at him. The resolute front we put on alone saved our lives. Another instance of a grizzly making an unprovoked attack ujxm a man wasvouched for by a man whom i know to be strictly truthful. Two brothel's were prospecting in a range qf iqiaui tains near the headwaters of the iSt.inking Water river. The younger of tho two, though an able-bodied plan, and capable rtf riding a good day’s work with a pick or sbqvd, was weak-miuded, and the eider brother never allowed him to go any distance away from camp or their work alone. He, however, sent him one evening to the sprftig, a few rods off, to bring n ket tlefnl of wafer. The spring was in a deep gorge, anil the trail to it wound through some fissures in the rook. As the young man passed under, a shelving rock an im mense old female grizzly, that had taken up temporary quarters there, reached out and struck a powerful blow at bis head, but for tunately oonld not reach far enough to do him any serious harm. The blow knocked his hat off, and her claws caught his scalp, aud laid it open dear across the top of his head in several ugly gashes. The force of the blow sent him spinning around, and not knowing enough to tie frigktened, he at tacked her savagely with the only weapon he had at hand—the camp kettle. The elder brother heard the racket, and hastily catching up his rifle, found his brother vig orously belaboring the bear over the head with the camp kettle, and the bear striking at him savage blows, any one of which, if she could have reached him, would have torn his head from his shoulders. Three lull lets from the rifle, tired iu rapid succes sion, loosened her hold upon the rocks, and she tumbled lifelessly into the trad. The poor idiotic boy could not even then realize tlie danger through which he had passed, and could only appease his anger by con tinuing to maul the bear over the head with the camp kettle for several minutes after she was dead. Tho Southern Girl. From u White Sulphur Springe Letter. The Southern girl is a type peculiar to the soil. She resembles no other young lady in the country. In thought, manner and methods she has a distinct js'rsounlity, and - could be picked out with ease in u multitude. Asa rule she is slender and strong. She is reasonably well modeled, a tendency to tight lacing among the traditions of her jieople ha-, nig had its natural effect to some extent upon the figure. She is generally good looking and is, as a rule, high spirited and somewhat self-willed. She is harder to control than the Northern girl, ami when she makes up her mind to get married, and the old jieople object , she usually carries out the programme if it takes a saddle-horse and a railroad train to accomplish it. None the less, however, she isunuKually.shrewd in de termining her choice, and does not usually make mistakes. She reads men cleverly, and is herself somewhat difficult to read. She drawn, well. She is perfectly at home in a decollete dress and likes it. She wears it with ease and unconaciouimee*, however low it be In front and back, just as her mother and her grandmother did. Hei st yle is rather prononce. She speaks in a high-keyed voice and talks rapidly. She belongs to a society called “The Crowing Hens. She speaks of her escort invariably as her “man,” and of the gentlemen in gen eral as “tho men.” She is never visible in jiublic without one of these useful aud con venient articles beside her. With him she walks, rides—she ride* well—sits under a iiarasol on the lawn, or adorns a sofa in the hull comers. She also sits, whenever she can, in a window. Her age is from ill to 23. She never pauses the latter age. An ox-team could not make her. The Southern gil l's jiarticular specialty is dancing. She can dunce every dance under the suu, including all the tij>-uj>s kicks and running race* which have been invented by tho dancing master since dancing was taken from tho polite art* und raised to a place among athletic sports. She is the most graceful of iluucers. and would rather dame than oat. The office of chaperon seems to Ijo purely perfunctory one, for the Southern girl knows her world and needs nobody to guard her. At, all event*, the ehajx'ron usually keojw discreetly out of the way, and her charge Is allowed the most perfect free dom. This freedom she utilize* in the most enjoyable manner ami with the wisest dis cretion In fact, the Southern girl is a most clear-headed as well as companionable young person, and take* all the uncommon events of life, from a tom dress while danc in' to a proposal of marriage with a oool usm bordering on icecream. THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1887. HANGED AND STILL ALIVE. No Wonder tho Poor Fellow’s Neck is Stiff. from the Worcester Telegram. Yesterday afternoon a colored man was taken ill pn the Common, and would have fallen but for the timely assistance of two bystanders. The man hail been wandering about the Common sine morning, and had been noticed on account of the peculiar way in which he carried his head. It hung to j ward his right shoulder, and he seemed to | take no [mins to pull it into the position in j which people commonly carry their head.-, j He was respectably dressed in clothes that I had evidently not I wen made for him, I aud his boots looked as if he had ] walked a considerable distance. When lie had been assisted to a seat he faulted, and when he regained consciousness he clutched at his throat, tore away his collar and said ajjpealiugly: “No, no!. My God! Not again!” ff is embarrassment when he looked about him was marked. One of the gentle men who had assisted him to a seat left when the colored man had recovered, but tho other remained and questioned him as soon as he had regained liis eoinjxisure. It was sitting iu the Common after he had dined that he said: “I have had trouble with my neck and been subject to fainting spells since I was hanged in Arkansas." The expression was startling enough to make any one think the man was crazy; but he was circumstantial as to details of time and place, and ibis a well-known fact that a negro was legally banged three years ago in Arkansas for assault on a white woman, and afterward recovered conscious ness. As published then, the negro was suspended for twenty minutes after the drop of the old-fashioned gallows fell, and the body was given by the Sheriff to the father of the young man, who, with some friends, was waiting near by with a wagon. It was the intention to take him to the settlement where lie formerly lived and bury him there. The settlement was fourteen miles from the county seat, at, which the hanging took place, and was through a lonely piece of country. When too wagon was nearly at home the (a .e of t.. flij, i- irpji uid 1 ufrie is weiD startled by groans coming from uniter the tarjxiiilin thrown over the supjxvseil dead man and his struggles to get from under it. As soon as they had recovered from their fright they went back to the wagon ffuin which they had fled uud helped the legally dead man up, gave him a drink from the omnipresent jug of whisky and took him home. Instead of leaving the settlement at once, the hanged man stayed around his old home, and the superstitious colored peojjle de manded his rearrest and the completion of the hanging. The case was taken to the Governor, aud pending discussion as to the right of the authorities to take cognizance of the existence of a convict who had been pronounced legally dead, the man fled and has beer a wanderer ever since. It was only after repeated urging, sweetened with promise of help to leave the city in comfort, that he told his story in the dialect, of a, Southern field hand, somewhat tempered by residence in the North. Divested of its quaint dialect his tale is weirdly interest mg. “I was locked up,” he said, “more than six months, but I never thought I was going to be hanged until the night I a-fore. Then I knew the gallows was up and 1 got scared. They prayed with me all the time and tried to keep me from thinking of it, but I didn’t hear what they prayed about. 1 was too excited. 1 couldn’t stand up. The Sheriff gave me a drink of, and then they tied my hands i jilid niy back and took me along. I know ' there was crowds around when 1 went to the gallows, but I didn’t em to see ’em. I heard somebody singing and I joined in. Then they pushed me up on the gallows, and I saw the rope aud got scared again and tried to hang back, but they pushed me along and made me stain up straight. I recollect their jiutting i ho noose on my neck and drawing it uji tight, but I was thinking of whether they were going to hurt me, and sail at-bace I dropped. I had shut my eyes when they pulled a piece of cloth over my !}gep, hut I opened them then and tried to gfet my hands up to tear the cloth off so I could see; but all at once 1 thought someone hit tne a terrible blow ou the head, and I lost my senses. When I woke uji I thought some or.e was choking me. aud 1 tried to get loose, but I couldn't. Then it seemed as if my head was bursting, aud I saw awful lights before my eyes, and my feet, and hands seemed to be so heavy I couldn’t stir them. Then great rings of all sorts of bright colors began at my eyes and went further and further off. growing bigger and fainter un til I lost them. My head felt prickly all over, and so did my bands and feet, and I couldn't breathe, and then I fainted. Once I knew I was being hanged, but it was only for a second. “When I woke np in the wagon I was worse scared than before, and when I got out from under the tarpaulin I thought I had been dreaming. Then, when my neck got to burning me so, I knew wliat was the matter. For weeks afterward 1 could hardly swallow, and I couldn’t turn my hearl, and I can’t now very much. The cords are all stiff on one side and drawn down. I can never go home again, aud I can never see or hear of my folks again. They were going to catch me anil do it all over again, so I ran away. I’ve been knocking around ever since, principally in Canada, New Jersey, New York and Penn sylvania, but now I thought I’d cornu up here where I might get some light work I could do. Sometimes I have wisaed that I had never come to life again. That’s been when I’ve been nearly frozen and starved. I never go near colored people, for it was my own color that tried to have, me hanged over, and I hate a black face.” The Story of a Music Teacher. From the .Veto York Sun. “To a man like me, who has little capacity for business,” said a music teacher, “it is almost disheartening to see people of scarcely any ability succeed while 1 nave to make every exertion to keep body and soul together. That energetic young woman you met going out has twice as many pupils as I have. She has been studying exactly six months, and I instruct her in the lesson in tue morning which she teaches her pupils in the afternoon. She says she is making a good living, but that she finds it hard work to keep ujj with her pupils. Here is the case of an incompetent teacher who owes her success solely to her capacity for business. People help her along be cause she is so persevering and so very anxious to make a name for herself. She goes everywher, makes friauds by the score, is always ready to tender her services for charitable entertainments, and keeps her name constantly ishore the public. She had been taking lessons only a couple of months, and was still jiractising the scales, when she told me she was down for a diffi cult piece at u fashionable concert. I was astounded. She laughod and said I was to play the piece ill one of the wings, and that she would merely sit mx the stage and jire tend to play on a dumb piano. 1 felt that her proposition was an insult, but she seemed so anxious to niuko a successful debut that I reluctantly consented to the deception. Hhe assured me that this dummy jiluy was quite common among purse-proud mammas with uncultured daughters. Skinny Men. Weii*’ “Health lUnewer” restore* health anil vigor, cure**dyspepsia, impotence, ner vous debility. For weak men, delicate worn en. (1. -i Wells’ Hair Balsam. If gray, restores to original color. An elegant messing, softens mid Ix-aiitifles No oil or grease. A tonic Restorative. Hlojx* hair coming out; strengthens, cleanse*, heals scalp. 90c. "Rough on Piles." Why suffer pilesf fmmivliate relief and complete cure guaranteed. Ask for “Rough on idle*." Htiee cure for itching, protrud ing, bleeding or anv form of Idle*. 50c. At 1 Ui uggitfte or mailed. FURNITURE, CARPETS, MATTING, ETC. LINDSAY Jf MORGAN, —THE — Fmi!m aui Carpt Burin OF SAVANNAH, 169 AND 171 BROUGHTON STREET. If an excuse lx? deemed necessary for thus bringing our name and business before the public, we hope the following will lie deemed sufficient, aud do sum ling toward accom plishing out - object: We have been in the business above indicated all our days, beginning in a very small way. and, monks n> our many friends, we haven’t been unsuccessful, although wo hove hail to ivork hard and pay the closest attention. Wo are going to continue, whether business be dull or lively, profit* great or small, or competition even greater than over before, relying upon the continued success, through the strict adherence to the following rules, which have heretofore characterized us: Ist. To keen good work, rather than cheap, and sell it at a living profit. 2il. To deal honorably with all and bo just, even at the cxjwuse of liberality, 3d. To refrain from misrenreseututioua of every land or the underrating of compet i tors’ gixjds, 4th. To keep pace witli the t itnes in styles and quality. rail. To realize that being human, we are liable to make mistakes, which should be promptly corrected. 6th. To see Unit all our salesmen are courteous to our customers nml true to us. 7th. To mind our own business. Bth. To try and merit the good will of those who patronize us, and bo grateful for the same. SF.<’ , t Ist. 1887. MILLINERY. NEW 1 11 tY AT KROUSKOFFS Mammoth Millinery House. We are now offering immense lines of New Straw Hats, Ribbons, Feathers, etc., which are now being shipped daily by our New York buyer, and our Mr. krouskoff, who is now North to assist iu the selection of the Choicest Novelties in the Millinery Line. It is astonishing but a fact, that we sell fine Millinery cheaper than any retail store in New York. How can we do it? Cannot tell. This is our secret and our suc cess. Perhaps on account of large clearing out purchases or perhaps from direct shipments from London or Paris—but no matter so long as the ladies have all the advantages in stock and prices. We are now ready for business, and our previous large stock will be Increased, and we arc now offering full lines of fine Milans in White and Colors, for Ladies, Misses and Children m an endless variety of shapes RIBBONS, RIBBONS, new novelties added and our regu lar full line entirely filled out. We knock bottom out in the price of Straw Goods. Wc continue the 'sale of our Ribbons at same prices as heretofore, although the prices have punch advanced. We also continue to retail on our first floor at wholesale prices. ;8. KROTJBKOFF._ SWIFT’S SPECIFIC. N ' r-V . r ■ ■ 'rW- Jm Mk HH HP ECZEMA ERADICATED. Sentlren—lt it dnc yon to say that I thiuk lam entirely well of eczema after nirrn. taken Swift’s Spedßc. I hare been troubled with it eerv little in mv fare since laat luring! At the beginning of cold weather laat fall it made a slight appearance, but went away aid hao never returned. S. 8.8, no donbt broke It up; at least it put mv system in good conditio, and I got, well. It also benefited my wife greatly In eaae of sick headache, and made a perfect •ure of a breaking out on my little three year old daughter last summer. Watklnsville, Ga., Feb. 13, !di. # Kav. JAMES V. M. MORRIS. KrcaUsc on Biooa and Skin Duoase* mailed free. Tux Swirr fctrioizic Cos., Drawer 3, Atlanta, te IKON WORKS. KEHOE’S IRON WORKS, Broughton Street, from Reynolds to Randolph Streets, 7 - - Georgia. CASTING OF ALL KINDS AT LOWEST FOSSIBLE PRICES. THE RAPIDLY INCREASING DEMAND FOB OUR SUGAR MILLS AND PANS TfAS Induced us to manufacture them on a more extensive scale than II ever. To that end no istlim or expense has been spared to maintain ■■ their HIGH HTAVARD OF EXCELLENCE. B Threw Mills are of the BEST MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP, with heavy WROUGHT IRON 8H A ITS (mode long to prevent danger to the ffi 53 operator!, arid rollers of the best charcoal pig iron, all turned up true. Bey are heavy, alrong and durable, run light end even, and ure guaran •MmWMHß| teed callable of grinding the heavieet fully matured 5 * Y All om| Mills are fully warranterl for one y(*r. V” ■ V ' .11 i- T-Slcg possess sm>H,thiiees. durability mid uiiiformilv of o- M.-rw r.\K SUPEIUOK TO THOSE MADE IN WE GUARANTEE OUR PRICES TO BE AS LOW AS ANY OFFERED. A Large Stock Always on Hand for Prompt Delivery. "W” m. TCelioe \ r Cos. N. B.—The name “ KEHOE’S IRON WORKS.’ Ik cant on all our Mllln and Pane. SAsII, 110011-h BLINDS, KTC. Vale Royal Manafactiiriiig Cos. SAVANNAH, GA., MANUFACTURERS OK AND DEALERS IN Sasl, Doors, Ills,- Ms, Few Ends, And Interior Klnlih of all kind*, Moulding*. Haliwt*™, K**wJ Pont*. KHtinmum, PrlooUniM, Mould Imj; ilook*. and any Information in our Uji furniKh**! on aj)pli< ati.rj ('yprM*. Yellow I'iiw, Oak, Amii and NVol/mt LCMiiKHon baud and in any quantity, uiruifttiffi promptly. VALE ROYAL MAN UFACTURING COMPANY. Savauneh, Ga < THAJJE MASK. EDUCATIONAL. For Full Information of the Aoove Sthcois CALL OS OR ADDKKfc* HO KNBTKIN- Sc MACCAW, KM Bay Street, Savannah, (Jo. Lucy Cobb Institute, ATHENS, GEORGIA. r I"'HK Kxwvlaes of this School will lw resumed 1 SUIT. 7, 1887. M. RUTHERFORD PkincipAY.. Rome Female College. (.Under the control of the Synod of Georgia.) Rome, (u Rrv ,1. M. M. CALDWELL. President. FIRST year begins Monday. Suer. 5, I 1887. Fur circulars ana information address S. C. CALDWELL. Home. Ga. ’\7TRGJMA MILITARY INSTITUTE, Lexlng ▼ ton, Virginia. The forty-ninth session of this well known State Institution w ill open on the Bth Htapteiuber, proximo It provides a sys tem of the rough military training, n distinctive academic course of Instruci ion. and technical >n at ruction in (he several branches of applied science winch enables a graduate In the aoa domic school to attain to o professional degree as Bachelor of Science or Civil Engineer. These advantages are secured on terms not exceeding |‘W per month, Including clothing iu addition to the ordinary collegiate necessaries. For cata logue apply to General FRANCIS H. BMITIL Superintendent. Bellevue High School. BEDFORD CO.. VIRGINIA. A thoroughly equipped School of high grade for Boys and Young Men. 2.M Annual Session opens Sept. 15, 1887. I For (‘atalogue or special informed ion apply to VS R IBBOT, Prim., Bellevue !’ > Va. EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL, Near Alexandria. Va. L. M. BLACKFORD, M. A., Principal; L. HOXTON, Associate Principal; With uhle Assistants. W Preparatory School tor Hoys. Founded 1889. Session opens Rcpt. 1887, CulaloKUes sent, on application. MONROE FEMALE COLLEGE, FORSYTH, OA, Ur ILL resume exercises MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 1887. The <lei>urtmt>iits of Literature, Science, Music, DrawuiK ami I‘aiutjnK HIT sup. piled with the best of teacher*, under the best of uuuiajfunieut. For catalogue apply to It. T. ASBITRY, I‘resident, or L R. BRANHAM. Secretary. IaOKANOK FEMALE (lOLREOK, ljraujrr, J Ou 4ist Annual Session bwftusSept 21, 1887. Host advantage* in Health. Morals, Literature, Music and Art. Bookkeeping, Elocution, Vocal Music and Cal sthenics taught fine in regular course No incidentals or extra eha :, es. (Expan ses moderate. 1)9,000 now being Kpent in tin provenieuta. Send for Catalogue and Is* con vinced. RUFUS W. SMITH, Pres. ijULF.R B SMITH, Secy. Summerville, S. C. ri'SIlF, exercises of the subscriber's school I will lie resumed O 1887, and will h. continued until the thi ! lay in July, 1888. All ordinary branches i rniight. A limited numlier of boarding pu ... will be received into his family. For teiins, etc., apply, as above, to JOHN UADBDKN, Alio. 2a, IRB7. Moreland park ILITARY ACADEMY, Near Atlanta, Ga. (:hes. M. Neel, Supt. bOaKDING AND DAY .SCUODI VIAm ’ MISSES. Address Miss EDNA SPALDING, •TOO!! Spruce street, Philadelphia, Pa. HEN AN IX) AH VALLEY A(.'ADKMY~ WINCHESTER, VA. Terms roasonablo. C. L. C. MINOR, M. A. (Unlver. Va), I,L. D. Asheville military academy] North Carolina. S. F. VENABLE, Principal: W. PINCKNEY MASON. Commander of Cudelsand Associate Principal. For Information mid ( ata lugue address either Principal or Aauociate Prin cipal. FRUIT JA WOODBURY, gem, MAHOSR. and other approved KKUTT JARS, at JA3. H. SILVA £ SON'S. ■ " 1 .. GRAIN ANI> PROVISIONS. 33- HCTJ333L; Wholesale Grocer, Flour, liny, Grain and Provision Dealer. MEAL an.l (mil's In white Racks. I Mill stuffs of all kinds always on hand. Georgia raised SPANISH PEANUTS, also PEAS; every variety. Special prices car load lota HAY and GRAIN. Pro nipt attention given oil orders and satis faction Kiiarautecd. OKKIfE, HD UAY. WAREHOUSE, No. 4 WALLEY STREET, on line Oentral Railroad. KIESLING’S NURSERY,! White Hlulf Rond. I >I,ANTS, BOUQUETS, DESIGNS. CUT I !■ LOWERS iruished to order. Isotve or ders at DAViS Ukos.', rainier dull and York I straetr. Taktlioue cal* S4U I COTTON SEED WANTED. COTTON SEED WANTED THE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL CO., CAPITAL $5,000,000, H AS Just constructed eight new Cotton Seed Oil Mills, located at the following points, each havim: the capacity per day indicated: Columbia, S. C., - 100 Tons, Savannah, Ga., - - 100 “ Atlanta, Ga., - - 200 “ Montgomery, Ala., - 200 “ Memphis, Tenn., - 200 “ Little Rock, Ark., - 200 “ New Orleans, La., - 300 “ Houston, Texas, - 300 •* CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Address, at nearest Mill. Southern Cotton Oil Cos. DOORS, SASH, ETt . ANDREW HANLEY, DEALER IN Doors, Sashes, Blinds, Mouldings. Etc. All of the above are Best Kiln-Dried White Pine* ALSO DEALER IN - Builders' Hardware, Slate, Iron and Wooden Mantels, Grates, Stair work Terracotta, Sewer Pipe, Etc., Etc; Paints, Oils, Railroad, Steamboat and Mill Supplies, Glass, Putty, Etc. Lime, Plaster, Cement and Hair. Plain and Decorative Wall Paper, Freacoeing, House and Sign Painting given iiersooal atten tion and finished in the best manner. ANDREW HANLEY. ■ ■■■ 11 —! (l \s FIXTI!REM, HOSE, ETC. JOHIIICOLSON, Jr. DEALER IN Gas Fixtures, GLOBES & SHADES. PLUMBERS’, MACHINISTS* AND Mill Supplies. ENGINE TRIMMINGS, Steam Packing, SHEET GUM, Hydrant, Steam aM Suction HOSE. IRON FIFES AND FITTINGS, Lift and Force Pumps. 30 and 32 IDi-avton St. OFFICIAL. QUARANTINE NOTICE. Office Health Office*. I Savannah, Ga., Aug. £>. 1887. f From and thi* date, the city ordinance w hich specifies the Quarantine requirements to be observed at the port of Savannah, Oa., will be most rigidly enforced. Merchant and all other parties interested will be supplied w ith printed copies of the Quar antine Ordinance upon application to office oC Health Officer, and are requested to koep copy of this publication. From and after this date and until further no tice all HteaiMshlps and vessels from or having touched at South America, Central America, Mexico, W*t Indies. Italy, Sicily. Malta. Mar seilles and (be Guinea coast of Africa, direct, ot via American ports, will lie subjected toQuaraa-' tine detention and be treated as from inftotecS or suspected ports or localities, viz.: Section % Quarantine Regulations. Captains of gltcli vessels will have to remain at the Quarantine Station until their vessels are relieved. All steamers and vessels from foreign portf not included above, direct or via American ports, whether seeking, chartered or otherwise, will be required to remain in quarantine until boarded and jiasKod by the Quarantine Officer* Neither the captains nor anyone on board of such vessels wul be. allowed to cotne to the citjf or land until the rennets are inspected and jHumed by the Quarantine Officer. As i*>rts or localities not nerein enumerated are reported unhealthy to the Sauitary Authori ties, Uuarantiue restrictions against same will he enforced without further publication. The quarantine regulation requiring the.Ay mg of the Quarantine flag on vessels subjected t< detention or inspection will be rigidly enforced * Notice is hereby given that the Quarantine Officer is instructed not to deliver letter# to vea* sets which are not subjected to Quarantine de tention, unless the name of cousiguee and state ment that the vessel is ordered to soma other port app-ars upon the face of the envelope. This order is made necessary iu consequence of tlm enormous bulk of drumming letters seat to the station for vessels which are to arrive. Ship chandlers are informed that provision* in large quantity cannot be received at the Quarantine Station, unless for vessels ordered from this port, and it must then be sent down by tlie tug bout at the time when vessel is to b# towed to sea. J. T McFARLANT), If. D . Health officer. ORDINANCE. an ordinance To amend the Police rules au4 regulations aud to relieve Private E. F. Davis from the operation of the rule amended. Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Ak dermen of the city of Savannah,in Council a*setu- Med, that Rule Ilf of the polio* rules and regu- 1 lations adopted on the the 17th day of March, lflHO, lw* so amended as to read as follows: Policemen wounded or disabled whilst in the performance of duty, or made ill by unusual ex posure or service, will r*s.*eive their pay for the period thus lost. In ordinary cases of sickness ft shall be discretionary with the < ’hief of Po lice, whether or not to recommend pay for the time thus lost, aud his recommendation for such payment shall secure tlie same if the recom mendation is concurred in by the Police Com mittee, but not otherwise. Time lost in every case shall be so stated ou the pay roll. Met. 'I, Be It further ordaiiuxi that the sum of twelve dollars and ninety-six cents, deducted from the pay of Policeman E. F. Davis, shall bo refund.*d to him. Bsc. 8, That all ordinances, rules and regula tions in conflict with this ordinance are hereby ■ Ordinance passer! In Council August 10tb, 1887# RUFUS E. LESTER, Mayor Attest: Frank E. Hkmarkr, Clerk of Council. Ocean Wave, —A PREPARATION-* For Preserving Shrimp, Oysters tad Fisk C. M. GILBERT A CO JAS. S. SILVA 8c SON 5