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PILOTS’ POOL DISSOLVED.
THE PILOT EOAT ODELL WITH
DRAWS FROM THE COMPANY.
Lively Times and Long- Cruises—
Probable Dissolution of the Pilots’
Company-Some Interesting Facts
About the Service.
Yesterday Capt. W. J. Thompson, of the
pilot boat Odell, gave notice to
the Pilots’ Company that he would
withdraw his boat on Oct. 3 and
cruise independently. This moans a
lively contest for the pilotage fees of the
port, and will probably result in other boats
withdrawing and in a general opposition,
each boat cruising on its own responsibility.
There is no more welcome sight to the
tempest-tossed mariner in approaching the
coast than the little pilot boat with its crew
of men who know the dangerous shoals,
roofs, and rooks which lie between deep
water and a safe harbor. Thoy are of
more importance than the lighthouses,
•which, while they mark tho shore,
do not always point out the
safe channel. The trained pilot can
bring his vessel to a safe anchorage without
chart or buoy; the marks upon the land,
which arc invisible to others, but which
have been pointed out to him by his eiders,
during his apprenticeship, are often his
The pilot I k >at is well known to seafaring
men, and those who live in maritime cities,
like Savannah, by their appearance. They
ure staunch, ivell-huilt little schooners.
They sit low in the water ami are fast sail
ers. Their tall, taporing masts, and neat,
trim appearance, whether under canvass,
or nestling quietly at anchor in the harbor,
reminds one of the typical, piratical schoon
er of the old time novel, when the bold free
booter of sea, instead of the free-l looter of
railway trains, was the hero of yellow
covered literature. All that Is neces
sary to complete the picture is
to fill the docks with what are commonly
known on shore as “troughs,” and the pilot
schooner would easilv be changed to a
a “pirate” schooner, In the dangerous ser
vice in which they are employed it is neces
sary for the safety of the lives of their crew
that the boats should be always in condition
to withstand storms, hurricanes, or
cyclones, and before going on a cruise every
thing from “kelson” to “top-mast” is ex
amined critically by the pilot captain.
The pilots of a port are absolutely neces
sary to its commerce. For several years
past the pilots of the Savannah river and
bar have had what is known as a company
or pool, by which the earnings of all the
pilot boats and pilots have been put into one
common treasury, and then divided accord
ing to the rules governing the pilotage,
namely each pilot getting his share according
to his certificate or branch. The boats are,
as a general rule, owned by pilots in shares
of ono-sixteenth and upwards. Under the
law passed last year there can be no ap
prentices taken until the number of pilots is
reduced to twenty. Previously, however,
the crew of a pilot boat was made
up of apprentice pilots. They had to
sorve a certain number of years and then
received a certificate as 9-foot pilot, that
is, they were permitted to ]>ilot vessels of that
draught or loss, and were gradually ad
vanced in grade until they attained
sufficient proficiency to pilot a
vessel of any draught of water
The highest grade is that of a
“branch" pilot, and few attain to that
until they had reached the age of 25 to 28
years. These laws still maintain, but a
number bf years must claps ■ before an ap
prentice can again tread the decks of these
“stormy petrels” of commerce.
The pilot boat’s crew must now be hired,
and usually consists of a lioatkeeper, a cook,
and two to three seamen, the number of the
latter depending upon the size of the boat.
There are eight boats in thepilotage, namely
the Neoa, Sprite, Odell, Dickerson, Jones,
Wilder, Pet and Belle. The largest boat is
the Odell and the smallest the Pet. U ndor
the company system, four of these
boats have been kept in service,
one boat staying out at sea, or on tho outer
station, and the other in Tyboo Roads.
This arrangement savcl considerable ex
pense to the pilots in crow hire and wear
and tear of their vessels.
There has been some dissatisfaction among
tee pilots since the passage of the law by
which their earnings were reduced to about
two-thirds of what they were, and for some
time past there has been an evident desire
among some of the pilots to return to the
old independent system of every boat for
itself, by which the pilots who work the
hardest earn the most pay. Such a service
is harder upon the pilots, who then cruise
far out in the ocean in search of vessels ami
brave dangers that would make the bravest
landsman feel that his last day had come.
The return to the old plan of independent
boats will be of a great advantage to the
commerce of the port, though the service
entailed up6n tho pilots will be much more
dangerous and arduous than uudor tho com
pany or pool. Vessels bound in will horo
after meet pilot boats far off the coast, with
pilots readv to take them in charge and
(ffilwt M*in into a safe harbor.
A CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
The Ocean, Steamship Company Adopts
New Sailing Days.
Anew schedule of the Ocean Steamship
line goes into effect on Sept. I sl . Tho sail
ing days from this city will then Ik- Sun
days, Tuesdays and Fridays, instead of
Mondays, Wednesdays nail Fridays as now.
The steamship City of Savannah will be run
as an independent vessel, tri-monthly,
for both freight and passenger business.
The Boston line will remain the same,
but the Philadelphia service has been
increased, a vessel leaving here every five
days. These changes have boon rendered
necessary by tho immense business that is
now doing, and which is increasing nil the
•while. Gen. Sorrel, General Manager of
the line, will go to New York soon, to con
sult with the Board of Directors, with re
gard to u new freight ship they contemplate
building at once. Gen. Sorrel said yester
day, that, the increase in both their passen
ger and freight business, the i>ast year, has
STEAMSHIPS TO AUGUSTA.
The City of Floods Think Steamers will
Soon Connect it with New York.
The New York limes of Wednesday had
the following regarding the much talked of
Augusta steamship line: “The Ocean Steam
ship Company, wlioso boats run between
this port and Savannah, may soon have a
rival. Work on two new river boats is pro
gressing at Augusta, and when finished they
will ruu between Savannah and Augusta.
The building of these boat* attracted the
attention of MeCaldin Bro., of New
York, and they reut Capt. F. C. Miller to
zee what, could la* done about forming a
line to New York. The McCalilins have
two boats, one steel anil oue wood, which
will run to Savannah if Capt. Miller is
Hicoeasful in his negotiations, it is expected
tliat freight charges between New York and
Augusta will theu be no more than they are
now between New York ami Savannah.”
No one in this city could throw any light
on the matter, nor was anything known
alsiut it except that the two new freight
boat* are building tit Augusta. Three will
coat 612,000 each and will be 150 feet over
all, and SO feet beam. They will lie used
for freight* ulniont exclusively, and be of
very light draught.
The Ste mer Katie Not Sold.
The statement in our Augusta dispatches
ei yesterday that the steamer Katie hud
been sold, and would be taken off the route
between this city and Augusta, is erroneous.
Tho steamer referred to is the Alice Clark.
The Katie is tho “old reliable" of the river
* team eis, and wil) continue to run as here
A CLEW FROM PIGEON ISLAND.
The Latest Developments in tho Beau
The tragedy of Beaulieu is still n mystery,
but every now and then some new fact is
learned, and possibly enough of them may
eventually bo gathered together to enable
the officers to lay their hands on the mur
derer. It has been learned that the mur
dered woman was not the woman whocamo
here from Charleston with tho Captain of a
fishing smack. That woman is now
in this city, having come here
aftor being deserted by the Captain.
Tho latest clow in the case comes from
Pigeon Island, There lives on the island a
woman named Annie Adams, the wife of
Jim Adams. She is popularly known as
Capt: Annie. She says that a man named
Clarence Love lived on tho island with
Annie Ferguson for some time. Love and
the woman quarreled about another man,
ana Mrs. Adams once hoard Love threaten
to kill the woman if she did not give up all
idea of living with any one else.
Annie Ferguson disappeared from Pigeon
Island and, as has been stated, was next
seen at Isle of Hope, but when she left there
ail traces of her were lost. Live also left
Pigeon Island and nothing more has been
seen of him. It is thought that lie has gone
to Bryan county. This story seems to givo
the best clew of any that has been told yet,
for it contains a strong point that
has been missing from all tho
others. None of the other people said
to have been connected with the affair havo
been seen to carry a* gun or musket, but
Captain Annie says that Love hail a mus
ket, and if stie could see the one that was
found near the body she could tell positively
whether it belonged to him. If she does
identify it as his property the only thing
then to be done will be to locate the man,
and that will probably not be difficult.
CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS.
A South Carolina Darkey Raises
Abram Moore (colored) employed on Mr.
Alfred Chisholm’s plantation, across the
river, says ho wants no more Savannah jus
tice. He was before Justice Hheftall yester
day charged with carrying concealed
weapons. Ho says he came over to do some
business in the city and also to get his little
pistol that had been at the gunsmith’s for
some time. Securing it, ho naturally placed
it in his pocket, forgetting < • -orgia’s statutes
on that subject He soon thereafter met
Georgia A. Brown, a negress, and according
to her story, abused her roundly. She was
greatly incensed, and finding out, by some
means, that he had a pistol,, went, to the
Justice’s office and charged him with carry
ing concealed weapons. Constable Isaac
Nathans says that when he arrested Moore
the latter slipped the pistol from his pocket
into the hands of a friendly bystander.
The testimony was against him, and the
Justice held him for the City Court. Bail
was furnished and he was released.
Ho then went before another Magis
trate and had a warrant issued
for Georgia’s arrest, charging her
with perjury. Tho Magistrate committed
her to jail. While thia was going on, Mag
istrate Shoftn.il examined further the finan
cial record of Moore’s bondsmen and, being
satisfied that the bond was worthies*had
Moore arresUsl again. As he could not
give acceptable bail he was jailed
and the warrant turned over to
the City Court Clerk. T. D. Rockwell, Esq.,
then appeared for Moore and demanded a
hearing. The Justice was willing to accord
him one, but the Clerk of the City Court,
who had receipted for the prisoner, refused
to deliver him up without an order from
the Solicitor General. Last night, the Jus
tice was searching for his authority in the
matter, add there the matter rests.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
There were four arrests yesterday for dis
Landrum Lodge No. 48, F. A. M., will
hold a regular communication this evening.
The Jewish synagogue has been repaired
and redecorated, and services will bo held
At the Mayor’s Court yesterday there were
four eases of drunk and disorderly. The
fines amounted to S2O.
The Oglethorpe Light Infantry will hold
a special meeting to-night to determine
whether it will go to Atlanta.
The pilot boat Sprite was taken up on
Byrnes’ marine railway fqi- cleaning and
overhauling for the season’s business.
The pilot boat Mary Odell came down oil
Byrnes’ marine railway yesterday, after
having been thoroughly overhauled and re
The United States light house and buoy
tender, Wistaria, was in |rt yesterday,
but she made a very short stay, and again
went down the river.
The United State revenue cutter Hugh
McCullough, of the Charleston district, ar
rived in the river yesterday morning, but
she put out to sea in the afternoon.
The new Cotton Exchange will lie open
to the inspection of members from 4 to fi
o'clock to-day, and to the public at from 10
to 12 o’clock to-morrow. At 12 o’clock on
Monday it will be opened for business.
Tho lighthouse schooner Pharos, Capt.
Anderson, is at Long Island, and will re
main in the river for several week* for tho
purpose of repairing and replacing the “day
marks” on the jetties and placing lanterns oil
all of them that havo not heretofore had
Mary Wilson was arrested and taken lie
fore Justice Shaftall yesterday on the charge
of stealing. She was arrested on the affi
davit of Charlotte Thompson, who swore
that Mary had stolen two shirts that, she
was laundrytng and given them to the man
to whom she was engaged to ho married.
The new revolvers for the city police have
arrived and the men now wear an air of
pride as tliev think of the new anil efficient
Smith A Wesson’s in their l> It. The new
weapons arriveil in good time, os the men
had lost ail confidence in their old pistols,
ns it took “three snaps to one fire," as one
officer said, to make them effective.
Home excitement, was created last evening
about fi o’clock, in the noightwrhood of the
Exchange dock, l>v the capture of a little
negro girl by a mulatto woman for stealing
s•> from the woman. The woman stated
that .shell,id nmiv 1 the girl and she would hot
send her to the barracks, but stie would
attend to her herself, so she bound the girl’s
wrist by a rope ond led her off captive.
The affair grow quite a crowd.
About 13 o’clock Wednesday night the
tug Hamul Winponny was towing four
rice flats through Ht. Augustine creek to
the Ogeechee river. She had one of the
flats alongside and the other three astern.
The rear fiat struck tho Mrijueeii’s Island
pier, knocking it out of plumb. The acci
dent prevented the Tybee railway from
running its regular schedule yesterday
while the repairs were being effected. The
tug belongs to Mr. George Byrnes.
The Thunderbolt Shell Road.
Editor Morning -Veins.' I fully agree
with “Patron,” in yesterday’s Morning
News in reference to the Thunderbolt shell
road. I, like others, am surprised the thing
ha not been agitated before. “Patron”
has stated the case fully, and 1 hope the
proper ouoi will take some stops in the mat
ter at once. Horseman.
Steamer Pope Gatlin.
Attention is called to the change in the
schedule of the steamer Pope Carlin, which
appears m another column.
On account of holiday our store will be
closed on Monday, the 10th.
A. R. Ai.tmayer & Cos,
ri ■ -in *r-- •..
Gorman Dill Pickles, Isjoae Chow-Chow,
Olivos, etc, Straus* Bros’., 32 and 23• a Bar
nard street t
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1887.
NEW ORLEANS FORFEITS A GAME.
The Amateur Umpire's Decisions Did
Not Suit Them.
Memphis, Tenv. , Sept. 15.—About 300
people assembled this afternoon to witness
the game played between Memphis and New
Orleans. It'wns a gmne only in name, for
in the second inning, while the visitors were
at the bat, a decision of the umpire caused
tho New Orleans club to withdraw from
the grounds, and the game was given to
Memphis by a score of 9to 0. Ewing and
Vaughn were the battery for New Orleans
and the McKeogh brothers for Memphis.
In the first inning, after two
men had been retired, Andrews
was given bis base on balls,
and then stole second. Receius knocked u
liall to right field, which Powell fielded to
first, but threw a little short, and Cart
wright had to lean forward to catch the
ball, and Reccius was declared safe. An
drews, in the meantime, crossed the home
filnte. New Orleans kicked at this decision,
iut resumed play. New Orleans failed to
score in the first inning, and Memphis
shared a similar fate in the second. When
New Orleans came to the bat for her half
of second inning Fuller knocked a safe
hit to centre field, which Peltz
threw to Phelan at second. Fuller in the
meantime made a slide for that base, and
was evidently safe. The umpire declared
him out and New Orleans left the grounds
amidst the hisses of the audience. Tho
umpire wax Joseph Neumeyer, a youth of
this city, who bad never before umpired a
game and was naturally nervous, lie was
off on balls and strikes, but
did not soein to favor either
club. There was a cloud of dust raisod by
Fuller in his slide to second, and possibly
the umpire might have thought him fairly
out. At all events the action of the visitors
was roundly condemned by the spectators,
who went there to see them play ball.
At Staten Island—Morning game:
Metropolitan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0
Cincinnati 20010 0 010—4
Base hits—Metropolitans 3, <'inrlnnat 9. Er
rors—Metropolitans 2, Cincinnati 0.
Metropolitan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0
Cleveland 000 1 0200 X— 3
Base hits—Metropolitans 0, Cleveland 11. Er
rors—Metropolitans 2, Cleveland 6.
Athletics 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 Ox-9
Bas<' idts Louisville 12, Athletics 17. Errors—
Louisville 5, Athletics 4.
Indianapolis OiOOOOOO 3 4
Philadelphia 2 1 ) 22000 x— 8
1 las*' hits -Indianapolis 7, Philadelphia 13.
Errors—lndianapolis 3, Philadelphia 1.
Pittsburg 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0— 8
Boston 0 00 0 3 0 0 0 I—4
Base hits—Pittsburg 13, Boston 11. Errors—
Pittsburg 2, Boston 0.
Brooklyn 0 0000 1 000—1
Cincinnati 2 6 0 I 2 0 0 0 x—ll
Base hits—Brooklyn 5, Cincinnati 10. Er
rors Brooklyn 7, Cincinnati 4.
At Baltimore —Morning game:
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
St. Louis. ✓. 00001200 x—3
B.ise liils—Baltimore 5, St. Louis 5. Errors—
Baltimore 7, St. Louis 2.
St, Liuis 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 I—4
Baltimore 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 2
Base hits—Baltimore 7, St. Louis 7. Errors
—Baltimore fl, St. Louis 3.
At Detroit —
Detroit* 4 00030301— 11
Washington .. 0 1000000 o—l
Base hits—Detroits 15, Washington 10. Errors
—Petroits 1, Washington 6.
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 o—3
New York 01001020 x—4
Base hits —Chicago 10, New York 12. Errors—
Chicago 5, New York 1.
Mr. I. Rosent’eld and mother started for
New York yesterday.
Mr. Simon Hexter left on the Charleston
and Savannah for New York last night.
Mr. S. Guckenheimer left for New York
last night on tho Charleston and Savan
Mr. John F. Harty left last night on the
Charleston and Savannah for Philadelphia
to attend the Constitutional Centennial.
A telegram from A. P. Leshure, chief of
the lire department of Springfield. Mass., to
Chief Fernandez, announced that Mr. Les
hure would arrive in Savannah Saturday
morning, and would spend a day or two
here before going to Atlanta to the conven
tion of fire chiefs.
Among the arrivals at the Screven House
yesterday were L. C. Johnson, Philadel
phia; L. and. Fairhank, Cincinnati: F. G.
Lamar, Aiken. 8. C.; L. M. Terrell, At
lanta ; James P. Hammond, Griffin; Ei it.
Faulkner. Baltimore; N. M. Solomon,
Macon; J. W. Snyder, New York; J. S.
At the Pulaski House were C. J. Colcock.
Beaufort; W. F. Barry, New York: E. P.
Frost. Charleston; John Morrissey, Phila
delphia; H. J. Faulkner, Jacksonville; C.
11. Carron, Birmingham; William M. Cos
grove, Pittsburg- D. L. Garkell, Charlotte;
N. C.; J. W. Purdotn, Glennard, Fla.;
Philip I-awtey. Fernandina; George Y.
Wilson, J. H. Maynard, Baltimore; A. S.
Long, Philadelphia; W. T. Phillips Wil
liamsport; A. Johnston, Louisville; A.
Brooks, Macon; J. E. Montague, Hot
At the Marshall House were W. H. Ed
wards, Oiu-tew, Fla.; T. M. Bush, Lake
City; J 5. R. Hicks, Philadelphia;J. M. Ilnod,
Lancaster, S. C.; C. 11. Glenmore, Ga.; J.
M. Harloe and sons, Manatee, Fla.: I* R.
Younge. Atlanta; F. M. Mieklejohn, Ma
min; F. M. Chapin, New York; J, H. Hur
l-ell, wife and child, Louisville, Ga,; Charles
Cohen, Beaufort; David Miller, Charleston;
M. Jacobs, Dinwiddle county, Virginia;R.
P. Orme, Macon; L. R. Sabiston and wife,
Beaufort, N. C ; John Miller, Macon; John
Wesloy, Charleston; Johnson Dunne, Grand
Rapids, Mich.; Lucius Breen, Mobile.
At the Harnett House were: Theodore
Connors, Oneida; Capt. I). K. Small, Beau
fort; Walter J. Edwards, Jr., Marietta; W.
G. Wilson, Atlanta; C. W. Williams,
Thomas countv, Ueiwgla; 1). A.
Autry, Withers; D. J. Croedon,
E. J. Russell, Jacksonville, Fla.;
R. E. Iverson, Bartow, Fla.: Alfred
Johnson, Cohens’ Bluff, S. C.; A. G. Cul
pepper, Boston, Ga.; J. C. Rushmore and
wife, Cleveland, O.; B. F. Goodard, Boston:
W. 11. Filker, New York; D. L. Peass,
Rochester, N. Y.; Mrs. Dunn, Charleston;
J. C. Baisden, Live Oak, Fla.; B. F.
Baiden, Withers; J. E. Catmnoroa, W. A.
Catnmeron, River Junction, Fla.
Too Heavily Loaded.
Augusta ('hmnirla: At about noon yes
terday the steamboat Alice Clark left the
wharf for Savannah with 500 bales of com
pressed cotton. The contracted cargo was
*l5O bales, but the management of the boat,
fearing that she would be unable to get
through with that quantity, decided to send
1501 tales to Bluehoiise bar, two or three
miles down, by means of lightei-s. But even
w;th 500 Imles the steamer grounded anil til
must before she left her moorings. The
utticorK had intended to buck her to the
foot of Lincoln street and there
turn, but before reaching the desired point,
she struck on a bar, tliat had been washed
in by the recent floisls, and re I used to budge
allot her yard Every available means was
tried, but without success, and at midnight
she vus still grounded, in about four feet of
wuter. The Alice Clark, so we are in
formed, will lx purchased bv othor parties
immediately on reaching Savannah, One
of her lighters, after being loaded at the
wharf with seventy-five bales, careened
mid sank, but the cotton was quickly gotten
out, Uiiug damaged but slightly.
liiiok <>ut for our nrlrnrtl—moot on Sun
day, the 18th. A. R. Ai.tmaykr & Cos.
Neckwear in grant variety, but getting
out of season, low down at U. H. I>>vy &
Boys' I uw Pant* at 25c., 35c. and 50r. at
KING COTTON’S REIGN.
HIS POWER GREATER THIS YEAR
THAN EVER BEFORE.
Tho Season Several Days in Advance
of Last Year—The Cotton Clean and
the Staple Fine—A Scarcity of Clerks
—Plenty of Cigarette Smokera and
Eeer Guzzlers, but Only a Few Good
Several of the cotton factors were seen
yesterday and asked regarding tho cotton
prospects, especially about the local cotton,
and the prospects for tho season.
“Cotton is coming in very fast,” said a
member of one of the firms in reply to an
inquiry. “The fine weather has had a good
effect, and the season is fully two weeks in
advance of last year’s. Both the local and
through is coming in greatly in advance of
last year’s receipts at this time, and I be
lieve the local cotton is in excess, too, by a
large per cent. The prospects are good for
a fine crop, and we shall have our full share
of it. The cotton is in splendid condition,
clean and choice, and better than I have
seen it for several seasons.
NO BEER GUZZLERS NEED APPLY.
“Is there any demand for extra clerks, or
those versed in the cotton business, now?”
“Not particularly, that I know of. Do
you want a job?” was the humorous reply.
The reporter said nay, and added that he
had hoard that the clerk market was
“Not at all,” said the gentleman, smiling.
“In fact it is ‘long’ all the while. We gen
erally have a force that we keep all the year.
But now more business is done with half a
dozen clerks than a full baker’s
dozen could have accomplished a few
years ago. Now everything is systematized
and everything goes like clockwork.”
Another corroborated the above as to tho
cotton, but said ho thought good clerks
could oasily secure positions at this time of
the year in tho cotton trade “But I moan
good ones; not cigarette-smoking, beer
guzzling young men. Men with an am
bition to be at the head In their chosen lino
will always succeed,” he added.
A BULLISH ASPECT.
Still another thought tho outlook some
what gloom}'. True, cotton was coming in
heavily, but he thought it would not last.
“It always comes in with a rush at first,”
said he, “and this year the season is fully
ton days ahead. The fine weather ripened
the cotton and it is rushed to market, but
It will soon settle down to a steady ship
ment, and the total of the season’s shipment
here will not excee 1 last year’s oven if it
comes up to it. The local cotton wiM con
tinue fully up to tho usual aggregate, but 1
don’t think it will run over it any. No, I
don’t know anything about any scarcity of
clerks; I think there are several applicants
forever}' position that is offered.”
DANGER FROM DRY WEATHER.
“Cotton is coming in rapidly,” said an
other, “but that’s no criterion, especially at
this timo of the season. Both local and
through are greatly in excess of last year’s
receipts at this time, but it only proves that
the fine weather of the last few weeks lias
ripened the bolls and naturally the planters
want their money as soon as possible, anil so
it is rushed forward. It is, however, in fine
condition, and scarcely any low grade cotton
is coming in. Good harvesting weather ef
fected this result. But I am fearful that
this dry spell will diminish the
yield greatly. Some of our corres
pondents already write that the
not sun is drying up the partially opened
bolls, and if this drought continues more or
less damage will certainly be done. Still,
the impression of those best informed is that
Savannah will receive fully 1,090,000 bales
this season. Sea island? Well, it will suf
fer from the drought,too, and probably to a
greater extent than the upland. Our
Florida correspondents write us that the yield
will be less than at first, estimated. Several
firms estimate sea island this season at
48,000 bales, and one or two gentlemen set
the figures as high as 50,000. 1 place the re
ceipts here at about 40,000 bales. This, I
feel convinced, is a fair figure, and the
views of our correspondents accord with
AN INDUCEMENT TO PLANTERS.
“Will Savannah’s local cotton receipts in
crease, or will they diminish, from year to
“They will never diminish to any ex
tent,” he replied, emphatically. “There is
too much capital invested in the .business
for such a result. Why, there are fully sli,-
000,000 to $7,500,000 of Savannah capital
loanetl every year on the cotton crop, and
this is a most powerful factor in securing
tho trade for this city. Besides, the mar
kets here are becoming better every year,
and that is a great inducement for tho
“How about a lack of clerks here this sea
“There is something in that,” said the
gentleman slowly. “There is a scarcity of
good material for clerks and employes. This
season six young men from Charleston came
here and secured g<xxl positions. Of course,
one reason for their leaving Charleston was
the dullness of business in that city, but
they were good men, and the result was
they found places at once. And there are
other openings here, too, for good, steady
“One would think the home supply would
be sufficient,” was suggested.
“Oh, yes it is, to n certain extent. But
too many of the young men of the present
generation imagine cigarette smoking,
whisky, or beer drinking, and nightly
carousals add to their manly accomplish
ments, and the result is m> good business man
wants them. That kind of pleasure anil
business do not go together.”
A number of other gentlemen wore seen,
but all their replies are embodied in those
given above regarding the city cotton trade
at this stage of this season.
High Class Bronze Statuary, Etc.
Our senior is back from New York. Our
citizens who appreciate handsome and ar
tistic effects in Bronze, are cordially invited
to visit our wareroonis and inspect tho
grandest display of most beautiful de
signs in ornamental and decorated art ever
placed lief ore the Savannah public. Faust
and Marguerite, in cimipu s ion pieces, in <v
lirvo, an gems worthy of the poetic interest
that attaches to the weird and mystic. Be
sides we are receiving, almost daily, invoices
of beautiful objects ot virtu in the latest
and most infvd conceits. Our display of
fine Silverware is unapproachable in quality
and quantity and variety. In Dia
monds we, of course, lead, uini our stock of
Fine Jewelry merits attention. Our aim to
bo the Jewelry Balaev of this city will,
we think, be established by this season’s dis
play, and we request the public to favor its
with a visit of inspection rogardioss of a de
sire to purchase. M. STERNBERG,
157 Broughton street.
At Eatill’s News Depot.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Savannah Weekly News, Tho Season
for Octolier, The Delineator for October,
Demoreet Monthly for October, Budget of
Wit for Octolier, l*uck. Judge, Harper’s
Weekly, Leslie’s Weekly, Dramatic News,
New York Clipper, Now York Herald,
World, Times, Tribune, Sun, Star, Graphic,
Boston Herald, Boston Glolie, Philadelphia
Frees, rhiludolplitu Times, Baltimore Suu,
Baltimore American, New Orleans Times-
Democral, New Orleans Picayune, Atlanta
Constitution, Florida Times-Union, Jack
sonville News, Macon Telegraph, Augusta
Chronicle, Chariest m News anil Courier.
Havo an Eve Open
for surprises in our approaching fashiona
ble Fall Suits and Gents’ Furnishing*. In
the mean time suui nur good* are almost
free. B. H. Levy Bros., Itil Congress.
Now arrivals hi 1C id Glove* and other
Novelties f< tr the holiqeva at Altniayer’*.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
The citizens of Palatka, Fla., are doing all
they can to induce the Macon road to make
that town its terminus. Almost a sufficient
contribution has already l>eeii made to settle
the question. Palatka is never caught nap
ping when it comes to so important a ques
tion os this.
The South Florida railroad has surveyed
a curve at the crossing of the Orange Belt
railroad, on the Pemberton Ferry branch,
so as to transfer the iron which they will
bring from Palatka for the Orange Belt
railroad, so that track-laying may lie pushed
from the South Florida railroad on to the
Gulf and not be compelled to await the com
pletion of the bridges across the Big and
Little Withlacooehee rivers.
A peculiar injunction suit lias been
brought against the Nashville American as
amusing as the famous injunction once
granted enjoining it from publishing any
editorials favoring a protective tariff. This
is a suit brought bv J. W. Thomas, Presi
dent of the Nashville* Chattanooga and St.
Louis railway, and Milton H. Smith, Vice
President of the Louisville, Nashville and
Great Southern, to have the American en
joined from publishing matter advocating
the building of the proposed Tennessee Mid
land railroad on more favorable terms and
in more conspicuous locations than matter
E resenting argument agaist the same, all
eing paid for as advertising matter.
Smith and Thomas allege that the .Ameri
can agreed to publish their matter for
these terms, and then, when the
matter was offered, scratched a great
deal of it as “objectionable.” This
they deny the right of the paper to do,
just because the editors considered it ob
jectionable. The American also refused to
scatter their matter throughout the paper,
but put it all on one page, whereas they had
articles favoring the Midland on every page.
Complainants insist that the defendant has
no right to refuse, as a company, to comply
with the execution of said contract, simply
because complainant Smith, or any other
person, may see proper in some other news
paper to publish or insist upon matter which,
in the opinion of the American, may lg‘ re
farded as an aspersion upon its management.
he complainants have no adequate remedy
at law, fiecause the oleotion being near at
hand, irreparable injury will be done them
by the refusal of said defendant to publish
matter advocating their side of the ques
tion. Complainants are advised that under
such circumstances and to prevent such im
pending irreparable damage or injury, this
court, will enjoin defendant from refusing
to publish in the American newspaper the
matter tendered them for publication. They
further pray that an injunction issue, re
straining the defendant from refusing to
publish, in said American newspaper, such
matter in opposition to the granting of said
subsidy to the Midland Railroad Com
pany by Davidson county, and in
defense of the complainants' position on that
quest ion, tendered by complainants for pub
lication, under the terms and conditions of
said contract, and complainants further
pray that, in the event the injunction be
not granted in the terms aforesaid, de
fendant be enjoined from publishing all
matter offered by the Midland Railroad
Company, favoring and advocating the
subscription of $500,000 by the county of
Davidson to the stock of said Midland Rail
road Company, until it publishes in its
newspaper, the American , the matter
furnished and intended for publication by
Mayor Courtney, of Charleston, an
nounces in an open letter that he will not be
a candidate for re-election.
A competitive examination was held at
Mount Pleasant yesterday to All the vacant
cadetship at the Citadel Academy from
Berkeley county. The applicants were first
examined physically by Dr. Royall, and
were t hen subjected to a rigid examination
in arithmetic, geography, history and
grammar by Messrs. Lelanrl and Seabrook,
tile questions being in accordance with a
primed formula prescribed by the board of
visitors. Upon examining the papers it
was found that George Geraty had made
the best average, and he will therefore get
the appointment. William Clements, who
passed the next best examination, will be
the alternate. Both are from Wadmalaw.
There is a serious change tor the worse in
the prospects of the long cotton crop on the
South Carolina sea islands. On Janies
Island the crops have been much injured by
the long continued dry spell. This caused
the pods to ojien prematurely and the yield
of cotton will, therefore, be from 15 to 20
per cent, le-s than was expected. On Edisto
the dry spell has caused a heavy loss of the
top cotton, and it is calculated that the
crop will do little, if any, better than it was
last year. On Wadmalaw there is a similar
condition of things. The top fruit of the
cotton plant is drying up. Tho acreage in
cotton is much less than it was last year,
and it is feared that the crop per acre will
be less. The reports from Beaufort are of
the same character as from Edisto and
Prof. J. Taka mine, who represents the
Japanese government, and has made large
purchases of crude phosphate roc); and ma
chinery, left for Tokio, Japan, Wednesday
night with his charming and highly
accomplished American wife. While
here he purchased liot-air dried phos
phate rock of the highest grade to the
value of about £25,0(10, and a considerable
quantity of finely ground rock in sacks.
Both kinds of rock analyzed over (50 per
cent. Prof Takamino also purchased a lull
set of the most improved machinery for
fertilizer works on an extensive scale, to be
put up at Yokohama. This includes lead
for very large acid chambers, using both
Glover and Coke towers. Prof. Takamine
left orders here for cotton seed and other
seed for planting in Japan. It will take
several steamers to carry away his pur
chases. He is going to send here rice to be
milled and sulphur for sale, in winch last
article be is anxious to become a competitor
with Italy and Sicily, and to beat out
Massachusetts on fish scrap. While hero
Prof. Takmnine made iuquiry about giving
out a contract, to build in Japan fire-proof
wharf, stores and sheds for the use of pine
oil in treating the piles after luting car
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show a nice
selection for early fall wear, also fall Over
coats. They are nicer and prices lower
than ever, to show our that we
linve removed to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets. The Famous
New York Clothing House manufacture all
the clothing they sell, dealing direct with
the consumer. We save every one who
buys of us at least 25 per cent.
New line of full took puff and plait Scarfs
at Belsiuger’s, 24 Whitaker street.
French and Turkish Prunes at Strauss
Anything needed for Men's wear at Bel
singer’s, 24 Whitaker street.
Boys’ Knee Pants for 26c.
Iron-clad [amts, ages 4 to 12, tho Famous
New York Clothing House is selling for 25c.
a pair in order to show the boys their new
store, northeast corner Congress and Whit
Broadway HiJk Hats just out at Bclsin
ger’x, 24 Whitaker stroet.
The Fly and .Spiders Pin at Bel
singers, 24 Whitaker street.
The Jaeger System.
Underwear- and OrershirU exhibited by
us have no superiors in quality and are
offered at reams mbit* prion*. B. H. Levy &
Bros., 101 Congress.
• ■ • -- • " " — 1 ■—
At the Harnett Hoiv-'* Ga.. ;
you get all the comb- ✓lt the high-priced j
ho els, ami save from u> (2 per day. Try !
it ami be 'orfon Home Jour- |
Special indications for Georgia
FAIR and Alabama: Cooler, fair weather,
except nearly stationary tempera
ture in extreme southern portion,
light to fresh variable winds.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah. Sept. 15 1887, and the mean of same day for
j Departure j Total
Mean Temperature from the j Departure
for 15 years Sept.ls, tT. --or > Jan. 1,1887.
76 0 81 0 5.0 ! 482 0
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mean Daily Amount ££ jJ£L
Amount for for y„. Ua Since
16 \cars. Stpt.lo, 87. or _ j a n. 1, 1887.
.78 | .00 j IS j —10.75
Maximum temperature 91.0. minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o'clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time!
was 6 5 feet —a fall of 0.1 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing t 5 p. m., Sept. 15 1887. 75th Meridian
Districts. j Average.
| N °° f Max.: Min. W
tions Temp j Temp; fall.
1. Wilmington I* 98 j 78 j .10
2. Charleston 8 94 fib .00
3. Augusta 12 96 68 .00
4. Savannah 12 04 i 68 .00
5. Atlanta 11 04 j 68 .01
6. Montgomery 8 06 08 .00
7. Mobile | 6 96 68 .00
8. New Orleans 11 94 70 .02
9. Galveston 19 92 70 .11
10. Vicksburg 2 96 74 .12
11. Little Rock. 14 98 64 .04
12. Memphis 18 92 | 08 .00
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations talcen at tho same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, Sept. 15, 9:36 p. m.. city time.
| Velocity. P
Portland 62 NW IClear.
Boston 62 W j Clear.
Block Island 64jSW 'Clear.
New York city ... 66 4V .. 'Clear.
Philadelphia 63 W , Clear.
Detroit 51 N K Clear.
FortAßuford 62 S E; (Clear.
St. Vincent 48|S E, jCloudy.
Washington city.. 66, N :Clear.
Norfolk 70;N El.. 02 Cloudy.
Charlotte 701 NW.. . 10'Fair.
Titusville 80; E 6... IClear.
Wilmington 78 N E . .02 Cloudy.
Charleston 80; W 'Clear.
Augusta 80j S .. 1 Clear.
Savannah 78; S ..' IClear.
Jacksonville 76jS E I Clear.
Cedar Keys 84| E 14 Clear.
Key West 80; E 14 T* Clear.
Atlanta 82 N 6 Clear.
Pensacola 82. W .. | Clear.
Mobile 82 W 6;....'Clear.
Montgomery 84 N .. |....‘Clear.
Vicksburg 74; N . J .32 Raining.
New Orleans 82' S 6;... IClear.
Shreveport 74j N ..I .10 Cloudy.
Fort Smith ! 70N E..j .20 Raining.
Galveston i ft S E . iClear.
Corpus Christi 74, N | 6 .12 Cloudy.
Palestine. 72 N E, 8 Fair.
Brownesville. 78j.... isj *T 'Fair.
RioGrando 74 I Fair.
Knoxville 80jNE..| [Clear.
Memphis 76 N 1..i IClear.
Nashville 80; N ..[ Clear
Indianapolis 62, N.. j Clear,
Cincinnati 70| N .. j Clear.
Pittsburg C6| N ! .. ■ Fair.
Buffalo 54; N . TANARUS Clear.
Cleveland 62 NW ... Clear.
Marquette 42 NWj . | Clear.
Chicago 60, N ..! ...Clear.
Duluth E2SWI.. ... Clear.
St. Paul 56j ......’ Clear.
Davenport 54 N 1 .. j Clear.
St. Louis 70;NE;. I . . Clear.
Leavenworth... . UOjNE..! Clear.
Omaha j 60 8 E : . Clear.
Yankton j 56 1..i Clear.
Bl9marck I 5S t S El.. I Clear.
Dead wood ' B 6 BWI.. Clear.
Cheyenne 'SBS j . ; Clear.
North Platte | 60S E 1..; Clear.
Dodge City 62 S E,..'.. . Clear.
Santa Fe | 54 '.. I .06 Raining.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
After Summer Comes a Fall.
That’s why wo are slaughtering Gents’
Summer Suits and Furnishings. B. H. Levy
Wo take great pleasure in announcing to
our friends, and tho public in general, that
we have opened a Special Custom Depart*
meat, which will be conducted undar <mr
own personal supervision. We urn now
ready, and have on hand u full lino of Fall
and Winter Samples, to which we call so
cial attention, particularly to stylos, fabrics
and prices. 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 a fit in every in
stance or no sale. To those who intend hav
ing their fall and winter clothing male by
us, we would respectfully ask them to place
their orders early. Very respectfully,
Appel & Schaul, One Price Clothiers,
lfi3 Congress street, opposite market.
and Summer Neckwear going a begging at
B. H. Levy & Bros’., lfil Congress street.
l-' .c. for Breakfast Stripe at Strauss
Hats for the Fall.
The Famous has received the latest stylos
Hats for fall, selling them cheap in order
to call attention to their removal to the
northeast corner of Congress and Whitaker
New Fat Mackerel, new Tomatoes, new
Peaches, Codfish, Breakfast Strips, 19}fe.
Hams, Hams, Hams. Mixed Ten at 500.,
worth sl. Strauss Bros’., 22 and 32 % Bar
Stiff Hats just out at Belsinger’s, 34
Summer Underwear very cheap at B. H.
Levy & Bros'.
That 50c. Mixed Tea at Strauss Bros.’is
Gloria, wears better than silk, for $2 50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip $3 50, Ginghams from
$1 upward, all selling low to show our
patrous that we have moved to the north
east corner of Congress and 'Whitaker
Collars and Hosiery for gents at surpris
ing prices, to clear out, at B. 11. Ixsvv &
Electric Belt Free.
TO INTRODUCE it and obtain Agents we will
for the next sixty days give away, free of
charge, in each county in tie. United’.States a
limited number of our German Electro Gidvanlo
Suiiensory Belt* price, 85. A tsisltive and un
failing cure for Nervous Debility, Vuri" ..-ole.
Emissions, lmpotcney, Etc. ssuu reward paid
if every Belt we manufacture does not generate
a genuine electric current. Address ut utioo
ELECTRIC BELT AGENCY P. O. Box 176,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Imported Bay Ruin,
A FINK ARTICLE,
AT STRONGS DRUG STORE,
Carter UuU and Purrr thsat iaua.
: 7A -U .It '’Sll
This Powder never varieß. A marvel of Purity,
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economi
cal than the ordinary kind, and cannot be sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate oowders. So id
only in cans. Royal Baring Powder Cos,, 106
Wall street. New York.
LUDDEN A BATES 9. M. H.
Strict Business Facts!
Every Article Marked ia Plain Figures!
And w-hile prices are too low for credit or dig.
count, you have the satisfaction and ossuranc*
that goods will be found exactly as represented,
and that you buy at bottom price. We struck
the markets before the rush commenced, and
by placing orders in such quantities and buying
for cosh, we are now in position to supply oj
prices tbut enable us to handle large quantities
of goods in all our different departments.
Room Mouldings !
Contractors and Builders are finding that wa
can supply them at just as low a price as they
have been getting from manufacturers, fmr
sales-on Thursday. Sept. 15th. were 8,098 feet.
We employ competent mechanics and put it up
in your house, and v.e think you will find it a
great saving to plastering, and the convenience
of having it certainly facilitates the hanging of
Our efforts to introduce late and artistry
styles of fine correspondence stationery have
met with such a hearty approval that we have
decided to make this branch of our business
prominent, an 1 have had one of the largest
mills in the United States working day and
night on our orders.
Another large invoice of box papers just re
ceived. and we shall be glad to have you ex
amine these new designs, and we can assure you
All of the latest and most popular pieces re
ceived as soon ns published, and we furnish at
same price as the publishers. Try us.
Accordeous, Violins, Guitars, Banjos, Etc.,
Embrace a few of the Instruments offered ia
our merchandise department. We have recent I y
made law additions to our stock and invite
your attention. We can now offer you many
new goods and shall horn to see von.
Inquiries are coming iu thick and fast, and
the time to buy is at hand. Next year oeirg
Presidential year, bands will he in de
mand. Our stock is complete and our silver
tone sets have stood the test of years. Cata
logues mailed to out-of-town buyers on applica
tion, and goods cheerfully shown and full infer*
mation furnished city customers.
hidden & BaSfisS.lO.
N. B. -A few of those panel pictures of “Tho
Pretty Girls" can still be obtained at the low
price of 10 cents each.
FCI4N ITTT4E AM) CARPETS.
We are now displaying the most
magnificent line of Furniture and
Carpets ever offered to the people of
Savannah, and warrant prices equal
to same grade in New York.
Our stock is larger and better se
lected than can be found anywhere
in the South.
A large invoice of fresh, new,
stylish and perfectly elegant Carpets,
Oil Cloths, Lace Curtains, etc., im
ported direct from the best English
manufacturers. Just think of it,
genuine English Tapestries at 60
cents. We have them in stock, and
the prices of all our goods are in pro
portion. We are the regulators of
iow prices, and a visit to our extensive
warerooms will convince you.
AJ. MILLER & CO,
148, 150 and 152 Broughton St.
STOVES and FURNACES.
FURNACES AND HEATERS,
The Best Made.
If you are thinking of putting In a Furnace
call and get our prices and references.
CORNWELL & CHIPMAN,
Odd Fellows Building.
1,000 Pretty Boxes, with 34 Sheets good Not
Paper and 21 Envelops. only 10c each.
1,000 Boxes, Ruled or Plato, 31 Sheets Aberdeen
Linen Note Paper un i 84 Square Envelopes to
match, only 25c each.
500 Boxes. 21 Sheets, Queen Anne Linen and 24
Suture Envelopes, only 35c each.
sto Boxes, 24 Sheets, Foonskle or French Linen,
21 Square Envelopes to match, only 40c each.
1,000 Bottles Jet Blu*k ink only . ,5c each
1,000 good Pen Holders, with ! Pen, o*ly 5c each.
1,000 Kubhor Tipped Lead Pencils only 5c each.
500 Bottles best Mucilage, only 10c each.
300 Bottles Royal Glue ouly 10c each.
BALANCE (IF THIS WEEK ONLY.
CALL EARLY, as some of these good* cannot
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