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THE LONDON POOR.
Labor Troubles Feared Unless Radi
cal Steps are Taken,
Sunday Cable to the New York Sun, Sept. 11.
A winter of unusual hardship is looked
forward to, and Radicals and others whose
political study is the condition of the work
ing man, predict trouble before cold weath
er is over, which will add considerably to
the embarrassment of the government. As
soon as the first frost conies on, pinching
men’s frames while lack of work keeps
their stomachs empty and prepares
them for any arguments tending to !
better their condition, organized agita
tion will be begun by Socialists, and
meetings and Trafalgar Square demon
strations,which so affect capitalistic nerves,
will be begun with fresh vigor. Trafalgar
Square is now and has been for some time
past the scene of demonstrations which
ought to stir up feelings of some sort, if only
those of personal alarm, in the hearts of the
rich who have to dread the effectof unusual
suffering among the poor. Stories have
been told for days past of unhappy wretches
sleeping by dozens upon the stones for lack
of lodging, and it seemed that the few re
ports published of the matter must have
been colored by strong imaginations. I
visited Trafalgar Square this morning
at 2:30 o’clock, upon leaving the House
of Commons, and learned that the
accounts which I had read gave
but a weak idea of the real condition of
affairs. It was a bleak night, with thin,
cold rain drizzling down at intervals, and
the air was full of dampness. At a distance
the huge square, all paved with stone and
ill-lighted, appeared deserted, but every
thing changed on nearer acquaintance, and
it became evident that from his majestic
column shooting high up into the air the
one-armed figure of Nelson looked down
upon a huge encampment of degradation,
filth and poverty. Not less than 1,000 mis
erable human beings were crowded together
on the damp stones of the square. A dozen
or twenty men, clinging, it seemed, to clean
liness in their poverty, were gathered around
the edge of the big fountains, washing them
selves or their belongings. One man, rather
STOOD NAKED TO THE WAIST
washing his shirt. When I left ho was still
naked, alternately wringing his shirt and
hanging it up to dry, trying all sorts of
devices to protect it from the misty rain.
A young man, having stripped himself
quite naked, was taking a complete bath,
but a prudence, wise in such company, kept
him ever close to tfie edge of his stone tub,
with his scanty raiment held firmly in his
grasp. Those who indulged in foot baths
were many. The approved plan appeared
to be for the bather to remove his shoes if
he had any—stockings of any sort
seemed out of the question—and to
take up as comfortable a posi
tion as possible on the edge of the basin,
and, then with trousers or shirts held up, to
allow his feet to dangle in the water until
swelling and pain should have ceased to
worry by sheer process of freezing. There
were others still more plentiful, especially
among the women, engaged in washing out
various bits of linen. One very straight
old man, who looked as though he might
have been in the army, was hard at work,
as I arrived, upon a large red bandana
handkerchief, in which all of his remaining
bride was evidently centered. A few, whose
heroism cannot lie overestimated, consid
ering the condition of the water in the foun
tians, were washing their faces or even
dipping their heads completely under.
In the different parts of the thickly crowded
square was seen almost every branch of
housekeeping oi>en to extreme poverty, for
while the majority were sleeping or trying
to sleep, others were engaged in operations
specially adapted to the night. An example
of industry and resignation was afforded by
an old woman and her husband, sitting side
by side under one of the few lights. The
old woman w r as hard at work mending
something. The old man, who sat very
quiet, had his legs
WRAPPED UP IN BITS OF NEWSPAPER
fastened here and there with strings. It
was the garment which should have held
the place of the newspapers, and which is so
absolutely indispensable in the daytime,
upon which the old man’s companion was
working so industriously, while night pro
tected her husband and made newspaper
substitutes ale. The active members
of this misery c>. • p were gathered about
the fountains and under the rare gas
lamps. The grand dormitory was on the
north side, where Pall Mall, bounding the
stony expanse, rises above the level of
the square, which en-l; here in a high wall.
Against this wall th > sleepers lay in long
rows, four, five, and in some places as
many as ten deep, spiking protection from
the chilling wind that vl ■ / from the north.
There were a few wood -n benches scattered
along, and these had been eagerly sought
early in the night as choice berths. Some
were occupied by but one lucky tenant
stretched comfortably out, and always
displaying a breadth of back and thick
ness of limb that proved him able to main
tain his rare priv leges against all elain
orers for fair play The majority, how
ever, were crowded with men and women
sitting closely packed side by side, sleeping
with mouths open and heads hanging back.
It was not a pretty sight. Those on the
benches, however, were the lucky ones, the
aristocrats of the dormitory. A larger
number were stretched out bn the damp
stones, with their heads upon a rolled gar
ment, a nowspaper, or resting simply on the
sleeper’s arm. A sadly huge number were
women, especially among those least com
fortably placed. The majority were rather
under middle age, some barely 20, with
miserable rags, matted hair, had faces and
every sign of degradation. There was one
striking exception notioed by me to the
general rule of evident debasement among
the women. It was that of
A PALE, THIN CREATURE,
shockingly clad, lying upon her back on the
stones, apparently asleep, and holding in
her arms a baby thinner and paler, and
wrapped in a shawl that the mother sadly
needed for herself. Luckily the child was
not doomed to pass the night there, for two
men whom I noticed walking about among
the women, awoke the mother, and, after a
few moments of quorulous expostulation on
her part, carried it off. These men have
been engaged for nights past—employed, I
believe, by some charity—to gather up the
very young children to whom such exposure
might moan speedy death. The men went
away with that baby and two others which
they had gathered up, and drove off in a
van. After they had gone the mother
wrapped herself in her shawl, which they
had left, but did not lie down or go to sleep
again. Nhe still Hat rocking herself back
ward and forward when I last saw her.
Her history, if it could be known, would
certainly have revealed a degree of misery
rare even in such a collection of wretched
ness. The picture which she presented, la
menting her baby on cold stones, was one
calculated, while it lasted, to make one feel
uncomfortable oven under the warmest
I have said that reports read by me of
this den of misery failed to give any true
idea of it. That'which I have written fails
as completely to do so. To know the pres
ent wretchedness of the London per, and
to gain an idea of what it will be with the
cold of winter added, it was necessary to
look upon that horrible crowd of men and
women, every one in tho last stage of pov
erty, lacking in everything that makes life
liearable, and without any hope but in dis
order or outrage of some sort that might
enable them to seize upon a share of the
Wealth piled up to tempt them on every
WILL UK LABOR TR'IL'BLEH HERE
this winter unless Home radical stop ho
taken, and it will need no very clever argu
ment to |xu>uadc tssir devils with empty
stomachs ami old limbs tliut society owes
Jlieru something more than that wliieli it
lias given them. Occasionally there i*
an outburst of sympathy for this dans of
sufferers which does momentary gfMl, but
*■* a rule British charity, as !■ usually th
,- aoa with our own, is so carefully organised
ns iuit to ba of much praittcai uasfn such
'oaaa Thu average British aristocrat oua
soles himself with the thought that the
creatures who fill Trafalgar Square at night
are of a different make from himself; that a
different trade mark, so to speak, is stamped
upon them, and while complaints have been
made of the condition of affairs, they have
taken the curious form of protests against
the disgraceful uses to which noble Trafal
gar Square has been put.
The Demoralizing' Effect of Poker when
Played on Wind at Harvard.
Frans the Minneapolis Tribune.
lam credibly informed that it is the in
tention of the Harvard faculty to promul
gate an edict, when the fall term of the
college opens a few days hence prohibiting
indulgence in the vicissitudinous but se
ductive game of draw poker within the
classic precincts of the university. It is
with deep regret that the step is contem
plated by the college authorities, who fully
appreciate the educational value of this noble
pastime. The problems it affords are well
worthy the attention of the mathemati
cian, while the student of moral philosophy
cannot fail to discover in it a profitable
field for speculation. This, however, is true
only when it is played strictly for cash.
Otherwise its influence is baleful and perni
cious. So it has proved at any rate at Har
vard, where the wind style of gamo obtain
ed such prevalence last year as to give rise
to painful scandals. If gambling with
money is objectionable, as many godly per
sons assert, gambling without money is in
the very last degree immoral, not to say
Let us take a case in illustration. Fresh
man B. is fond of poker, but is not very
well supplied with cash. As is the case
with many other young men, however,
financial obligations which are susceptible
of indefinite postponement do not occasion
him much uneasiness. In order to play,
ready money is not necessary, ‘‘honor among
gentlemen” being regarded as a satisfactory
substitute. So, under the conditions, young
B. takes a hand in a little game with a few
carefully selected acquaintances, whose pe
cuniary resources are no greater than
his own. Promises to pay being cheap,
the betting is done on a scaie far beyond
the means of the gamesters, who fix the
limit at 63 instead of 10 cents, which would
be about the proper figure. It is acheerful
thing to see half a dozen youthful under
graduates, equipped with $1 50 apiece per
week for pocket money and incidentals,
poking away at 615 jackpots during the
leisure hours obtained by sick excuses
from recitations, while the washerwomen
storm the dormitory for the settle
ment of accounts long unpaid. One or two
of the players win steadily— it is always so
in every poker party—and the others
before many weeks are hopelessly in debt.
The gambling thereupon becomes more and
more reckless, the medium employed being
I. O. U.’s exclusively, until it has lost its in
terest through the palpable impossibility of
liquidation. At this point things generally
smash up, with all sorts of unpleasant con
sequences. Such is “wind” poker. It is a
pity that the Harvard faculty cannot drive
it out without including in its prohibition
the legitimate game.
Like most luxuries, it is expensive. In all
my life 1 havo known but three or four men
who could sav that on the whole they were
ahead of it. Most people who play it would,
in my view, do much better to confine their
attention to mumble-the-peg, at which they
could not very well lose anything more than
a couple of front teeth. Their notion of the
game seems chiefly to consist of betting cau
tiously when luck is with them, for fear
of an adverse turn, and in plunging
heavily when their cards run badly.
Their losses are invariably attrib
uted to ill-luck. I have never yet
met a poker player who did not consider
himself ail expert. It is a weakness in
which 1 have myself shared. Such confi
dence did I at one time entertain in my
dexterity in manipulating the pasteboard
that I sought,deliberately, and in cold blood,
a swell poker dive in New York, with the
intention of cleaning it out. The cleaning
out was accomplished, but the poker dive
was not the victim. It cost me three nights’
sleep and 6235 to find out that I did not
stand a ghost of a show against the pro
prietor, who dealt marked cards and stood
in with two other players. But the experi
ence was worth the money.
A SINGULAR CASE.
The Annual Effects of a Rattlesnake’s
A Williamsport, Pa., dispatch says: On
Aug. 29, 1883, a 5-year-old son of George
Putnam, who lives at Stony Ford, Tioga
county, was returning home from driving
the cows to pasture, and stopped by the
roadside to pick some berries. He was bare
footed and suddenly felt a sharp sting on
the instep of his left foot. He ran crying
home ajid told his mother that he had
scratched his foot on a brier. The foot had
begun to swell and his mother picked from
the flash what she at first supposed to be a
brier, but as the foot continued to swell,
and the boy’s sufferings were intense,
the alarming fact was apparent that
he had been bitten by some poisonous
snake, and that the supposed brier w r as
one of its fangs that had buried itself in
the wound and been pulled from the snake's
Mrs. Putnam called her husband, who
was at work near the house, and alarmed
other members of the family. A live
chicken was cut in two and the warm flesh
applied to the wound. Whisky was given
to the boy in large quantities, and a mes
senger dispatched for a doctor. A member
of the family went to the spot where the
boy said be had felt tho sharp sting, and
found a rattlesnake coiled near tho road
side. The snake was killed, and one of its
fangs was found to be missing, which left
no doubt of the nature of the boy’s injury.
The snake was cut open and laid on the
wound in the boy’s foot, which had swollen
to more than double its natural size. The
sufferings of the boy were so great that he
could scarcely be held down in the bed by
two men. The doctor arrived and cauter
ized the wound, but said it was too late,
and that the boy would die.
The swelling had extended up the leg to
his waist, and the leg became spotted.
Antidotes prescribed by the doctor were
administered, but tlie whisky treatment
was also adhered to. The boy’s body
turned black, but after three days of tho
most terrible agony the swelling began to
go down, and in a week the victim was able
to get about. In a month’s time all the
effects of the poison seemed to have disap
peared, and the boy was as well as ever.
On Aug. 29, 1884, he was seized with a
shaim pain in his foot, which began to swell,
and in a short time his leg and foot were
swollen to doubio their size, and became
spotted as they had on the day the boy was
bitten by the snake. He experienced the
same symptoms, and suffered for three days
almost as much agony as lie had the year
liefore. When the swelling again went
down the pain subsided, and the symptoms
disappeared. Regularly on Aug. 23 every
year since the same symptoms liavo ap
peared, on the authority ot a well known
citizen of Tioga county, and their recur
rence this year was marked by more than
usual tiain and swelling, the spots on the leg
and Isxiy strikingly resembling that of a
rattlesnake. The sufferings of the boy last
week were so intense that he was not ex
pected to pass through them with his life,
I nit at last accounts ho was alowly recover -
It is said that there are three similar cases
on record, one of a girl who was bitten by a
rattlesnake in Livingston country, N. Y.,
thirty years ago, and who for twenty-five
years, on the anniversary of the day on
which she was bitten, was subject to tho
name symptoms ns attended Uie original
poisoning. Hhn died in great agony on tlie
twenty-fifth recurred** of the terrible
Pin), gums and mouth and ds/.sling teeth.
And ortb of halms and Up* of ross
Are found uotoii this world boonstli
With young nr old, aava only tboas
Who ever wtuly. while Uwy may,
i’ga noiSußo.vr by night aud day.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1887.
A PIT-HOLE LEGEND.
The Well in Which J. Wilkes Booth
Once Held an Interest.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
It is not generally known that J. Wilkes
Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln,
was at one time an oil producer, yet such is
the fact, and the old-timers relate a singular
coincidence of that time. Boot h's visit to
that section of the country in 18154 is well
known, and a glass from the window of the
McHenry house, at Meadville, on which he
had written his name with one of his dia
monds while stopping there, is preserved in
Philadelphia. At the time of his visit the
oil regions were in the highest etate of ex
eitemeut, and, in fact, the whole country
had gone daft and was in oil. Hundreds of
oil companies had just sprung into life, and
their shares were being eagerly taken at
par, whether the figures were 6100 or fifty
cents a share. Some of them were bona
fide stock companies, representing valuable
property, and dozens of them were swindles,
the shares not being worth the fine litho
graphic work on the certificates. Millions
of dollars were invested by the people of
Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Baltimore
and everywhere else in oil stock, and mil
lions were never seen by speculators who
were in such haste to get rich that they
never paused to examine into the truth or
falsity of the claims presented to them.
Anything with oil or petroleum in the name
of it was good enough for an investment in
those days, though a great many people
have never recovered from the shock which
followed this unreasoning fever of specula
tion. and still look with suspicion upon any
thing and everything connected with the
petroleum business, even to the persons now
legitimately engaged in it.
But Booth’s investment was in none of
these wildcat companies. He bought a thir
teenth interest in the famous Homestead
well at Pithole and paid therefor 615,000
cash. The Homestead was a great well in
its day and produced a considerable quanti
ty of crude petroleum and corresponding
wealth for its ownore, with oil selling at 64
to 65 at the well. Booth did not retain his
interest long, however, but sold it to Jo
Simonds, at present a well-known citizen of
Bradford, who made some money out of the
production. The Homestead floated a flag
when the glad tidings of the ending of the
war were telegraphed to Pithole, but that
flag was never lowered to half-mast in
mourning for the martyred Praaideut. For
the very night that Abraham Lincoln was
shot by J. Wilkes Booth the Homestead well
caught fire from a gas explosion, and when
the sad news reached Pithole, that wonder
ful mushroom city was overhung by'a pall
of black smoke from the burning oil. When
the citizens of Oil City and Titusville went
out the next morning to hang errpe about
their dwellings and places of business they
could see the black pillar standing against
the sky over Pithole.
True Booth did not own any part of the
well when it burned, nor for some time be
fore, but tho coincidence was generally re
marked and the superstitious shook their
heads and declared the hand of Providence
was in the affair. The flag, so proudly fly
ing to the breeze a few days before, was
burned with the well, and the half-masted,
bright new flags in the city, which flaunted
their brilliant colors when peace was as
sured, were grimed by the volumes of thick
smoke from the well in which the assassin
had once owned an interest. The incident
remarked at the time, was soon lost sight of
in the wild excitement of the days, but still
lingers in tho memory of many of the pio
neer oil men, and is occasionally told by
some forge fire in a derrick or by the gas
fire in the stove of some “wild-cat” board
ing house to a group of men who have made
acquaintance with .oildom since those stirr
It was just after this time that the late
martyred President Garfield championed
the cause of the oil producers, and urged
the abolishment of the tax on mule pe
troleum, which he declared was unj' st and
impolitic. As an article of growing ex|x>rt,
he contended that its producti m should be
encouraged, and his pleadings were effective
in having the tax first reduced and then
abolished altogether. It is related in this
connection that at tho election in 1850 an
aged, white-haired man limpod up to the
polling place in an oil region town, held
aloft his ticket, proposed three cheers for
Garfield in a tremendous voice, and after
cheering as lustily as he could, deposited
what he declared to the crowd was tho first
ballot, other than Democratic, he had ever
cast, and all because of Garfield’s efforts to
have the burdensome tax taken off crude
petroleum fifteen years before.
The change in the oil country in its busi
ness methods and general condition since
18(55 has been as great and complete as was
the change in that week from the manifea
tions of rejoicing over the close of the war
to those of sorrow over the violent death of
the beloved Lincoln. Twenty-two years
ago oildom was a land of excitement, hap
hazard and wild speculation. It is now one
of careful and provident business calcula
tion, and just at present suffering from n
depression and quiet most completely in
contrast with tho rush and reckless whirl of
twenty years ago. The aggregate transfers
of oil property during the past three months
would not equal ill amount the transfers of a
single day at the time W ilkes Booth made his
investment in the Homestead well. If com
pared with some particular days of that time
the past year would not reach an equal
amount. Yet thp big wells of Pithole were
but poor rivals of the great ‘‘gushers” of the
Wasniugton field to-day The total invest
ment of producers in the Washington field,
including the drilling of wells and purchase
of lands, has been less than 62,000,000. The
total investments at Pithole exceeded 625,-
000,000. Washington will produce more
than twice as much oil as Pithole did, but
the product will sell for less than half as
much money These figure., depict pretty
clearly the contrast between the present and
the time when Wilkes Booth was an oil man
Perhaps they will convoy to the average
mind the difference more effectually than
anything else could between the time when
the first pipe line was laid and guarded
against the assaults of indignant teamsters,
and the achievement of practical perfection
in the operation of the methods of transpor
tation by pipe lines.
Why Longrstreet Went Into Politics.
In a report of a recent interview with Gen
Longstreet, published in Thursday's Glol.e
Democrat , of .St Louis, tho General gives
the following as the reasons for espousing
the Republican cause and taking part in the
politics of reconstruction:
“I settled in New Orleans, and was living
there quietly’, taidng no part in politics.
Twenty years ago this summer the New Or
leans time* came out one day with a long
editorial on the condition of things in tlie
South. The paper said, in substance, that
tlie people had been following the politicians
since the war with unsatisfactory results.
Tlie politicians hod got them into the war,
and now that the war is over the advice
given did not seem to be leading toward a
better state of affairs. The paper wanted
to know wlmt the military leaders who had
fought through the war hud to suggest ns
the Isist course for the Boutheron people to
pursue. They called upon me ns well as
others for what I thought. I replied, saying,
that we ought to accept iu good faith the
measures looking to rec< instruction and re
conciliation. lad vised that we ought to ac
cept th<> results of the war and proceed to
organize tlie states m lino with this, and in
such a wuy as to Hecure recognition from
the RapuMiban imrty. That was the party
in power, and that was the only way wo
could roorgnisesoasto be recognized and re
stored. But tlie ml vice was not well re
ceived. The |xjple wanted to reorganize their
Ntnte governments in line with the Demo
crats There were several military men who
gave their views in reply to the Time * in
vitation, but they took the iropular side ami
didn’t conic out plainly in favor of ais-ept
lng tlie rccoiiNtniction measures a* 1 did.
They couldn't Immit to think of negro suffrage.
Afterward they all came to tb position I
bad taken, btit 1 was alone at first, and
had to leave New (li leans on account of i'.
I went to Washington sometime later, ami
while ibar* mot Urn Grant. 1 think lie
hull just lsuu • looted Proaklout, but had not
taken his seat. He said to me that as soon
as he was inaugurated he wanted me to call
and let him know what ho could do for me;
that he wished to appoint me to some pleas
ant position. That was all that ]>assod on
the subject, Shortly after tho inauguration
I was in Washington and started up to the
White House to call on President Grant. On
tho way I mot Mr. Casey, his brother-in-law,
and he asked " here I was going. I told him,
and he said I needn't trouble myself; that
the President, a day or two before, had sent
my name to the Senate to be surveyor of
the port at New Orleans. That was the first
I heard of it. The nomination hung fire
for quite awhile. One day I went to the
President and asked him to withdraw it, as
it plight embarrass him. I told him he had
shown his friendship, and I had shown my
willingness to accept office under a Republi
can administration by remaining in Wash
ington while the matter was pending. He
told me not to bother about the nomination
it would go through all right, ’Those fellows
up there,' he said, indicating the eapitol,
’have got a goo, 1 many more favors to ask of
me than l have of them.’ Shortly after
that I was confirmed, and took the otlii'e.
There were two reasons why I accepted.
One was liecause I needed it. Another was
that I had to be consistent with my position.
I had said I was going to abide by the results
of the war; that I accepted reconstruction
and reconciliation. If I had refused to ac
cept office when I needed it, at the hands of
a Republican administration, I should have
belied my words.”
Mr. Seagirt’s Profitable Serpent.
From the Nebraska State Journal.
John H. Seagirt, a farmer of this county,
has a snake which swallowed nn eight-day
clock in August, 188(5. Until the clock run
down it struck regular, and its ticking
could be heard distinctly. A short time
ago Mr. Seagirt found some eggs which
had lieon deposited in a sandbank by the
reptile, and on breaking them open, found
that each contained an open-faced watch,
in first class funning order. He sold them
at a heavy profit, and has now given the
snake a post hole auger in the hope that it
will produce sufficient corkscrews to enable
him to open a novelty store in Kansas.
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IcDioaii k Ballantyne,
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths,
MANUFACTURERS OF— -
STATIONARY Rod PORTABLE ENG I NEB,
VERTICAL Riui T<>P RUNNING CORN
MILhM, HUGAK Mil.l* and PANH.
\ GENTS for A let-* nod Union Injectors, the
, simplest snd roust effective on the market,
Gullei t fight l>raft Magnolia Cotton (Am, Lbs
bast in (be uisrkn.
All rdri promptly attend*! to. Bsud for
We Load ail Utters Follow!
FALL AND WINTER.
The Leader of Fashion.
We are now opening the Latest Novelties in Early Fall
and Winter Millinery, consisting of the largest assortment
this side of New York, We have just opened and have on
display on our front tables 200 dilferent shapes in Black
and Colored Straws, consisting of all the very latest shapes,
such as the Volunteer, Westminster, Sterling, Monopole,
Larchmont, St. Germaine, Just Out, Zingare, etc.
In Birds and Wings we have all kinds, from the Canary
to the Eagle, or all the Birds of Paradise, in all new shades
and combinations. Tips the same.
In Velvets and Plushes we are leaders in prices and
shades, as we always have been, and shall continue. In
Novelty Stripes, etc., we have the largest assortment; also,
In Ribbons we have the latest novelties, just as they are
imported, and prices lower than the lowest.
Scliool Hats ! School Hats !
IC II O TJ H KO F 1" 9 S,
FURNITURE, CARPETS, MATTING, ETC.
TI I E LARGEBT,
THE MOST RELIABLE,
We claim the above, and wo think upon inquiry, or a per
sonal investigation, you will concede to us the right to make
this claim. We handle FURNITURE and CARPETS in
every style and price. Our line of Upholstery Trimmings,
Fringes, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Heavy Draperies,
and in fact anything you may need to make your home com
fortable or a palace, you can get from us. You do yourselves
a great injustice if you do not call and see us, or write and
obtain our prices, before you do any purchasing. We take
great pleasure in showing goods, and will consider the same
a great favor if you will call on us and inspect our full line
at our stores,
169 and 171 Broughton St. ; Savannah, Ga.
LINDSAY & MORGAN.
NEW FI Ft M .
Menken & Abrahams.
K. I I. ABRAHAMS
The old and reliable Clothing House, long known for its integrity and correct dealing
are now receiving their
New Fall and Winter Stock,
Which has been selected with great care.
Having bought all our goods for cash we intend giving the PUBLIC, PATRONS and
FRIENDS yie beneflt in purchase price.
STRICTLY ONE PRICE TO ALL.
CAJL.L. AND EXAMINE OTJIt
MEN’S CLOTHING, YOUTHS’ CLOTHING, HATS
AND GENT’S FURNISHING GOODS,
ALL LATEST STYLES AND BEST QUALITIES.
Suits Made to Order on Short Notice.
Parties in the country sending orders can have same expressed C. O. D., free or
charge, with privilege of returning if not suited.
MJENKEN & ABRAHAMS,
IBS imOtTGrH'rON STREET.
NEW YORK OFFICE, 650 BROADWAY.
THE LARGEST LITHOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT IN THE SOUTH.
Morning News Steam Printing House
THIS WELL KNOWN ESTABLISHMENT HAS A
Lithographing and Engraving Department
which Is complete within Itself, and the largest concern of
the kind In the South. It Is thoroughly equipped, having
five presses, and all the latest mechanical appliances In
the art, the best of artists and the most skillful lithog
raphers, all under the management of an experienced
It also has the advantage of being a part of a well
equipped printing and binding house, provided wit h every
thing necessary to handle orders promptly, carefully and
Corporations, manufacturers, banks and bankers, mer
chants and other business men who are about placing
orders, are solicited to give this house an opportunity to
figure on their work, w hen orders are of sufficient mag
nitude to warrant It, a special agent will be sent to make
J. H. ESTILL.
The Savannah Academy
Will open its Nineteenth Annual Session on
MONDAY, the 3d of October.
Instruction (riven in Ancient and Modern
Languages, Mathematics and English.
Catalogues at all of the book store*.
Office hours from 8 a. m. to 5 p. a., com men*
lng the atith.
JOHN TALIAFERRO, Principal.
CHARLES W. BAIN, Univ. Va.,First Assistant.
University of Georgia.
P. 11. MELL, D. D., LL. 0., Chancellor.
THE 87th session of the Departments at Ath.
ons will hOKin Wednesday, October 5, 1887.
TUITION FREE, except in Law IVriartmeiit.
Secretary Board of Trustees.
rpHE INSTITUTION enters upon its flfty-flrsl,
a session October Its, 1887, with enlarged fac
ulty and Increased facilities. For Catalogues
and information write to
ISAACS. HOPKINS. President.
EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL
Norcr Alexandria. Va.
L. M. BLACKFORD. M. A.. Principal;
L. HOXTON, Associate Principal;
With able Assistants.
A. Preparatory School for Hoy*.
Founded 18811. Session opens Sept. 28, 1887.
Catalogues sent on application.
SCHOOL FOR BOYS, Oglethorpe Bar acks.—
Second session begins Oct. 3. Careful and
thorough preparation of boys and young men
for College, University or business For cata
logues, address the Principal, JOHN A. CROW
THER, Savannah, Ga.
GAS FIXTURES, HOSE, ETC.
GLOBES & SHADES.
Hydrant, Steam aid Suction
IRON PIPES AND FITTINGS,
Lift and Force Pumps.
30 and 32 Uravton St.
DOORS, SASH, ETC.
Doors. Sashes, Blinds,
All of the above are Beat Kiln-Dried White Pine,
A LAO 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.
Lirne, Plaster, Cement and Hair.
Plain and Decorative Wall Paper, Frescoelng,
House and Sign Pointing given |-ihoiiul atten
tion and finished in the oust manner.
COTTON SEED WANTED.
COTTON SEED WANTED
HIE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL CO,
HAS just constructed eight new Cotton Reed
Oil Mills, located at the following points,
each having the calamity 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 “
Homston, Texas, - 300 “
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Addre*,
at nearest MiU.
Southern Cotton Oil Cos.
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WVfMH and LIQUOM.
PO Et sale.
it Select Whisky $4 00
Hak-r Whisky 4 HO
Imperial Whisky..... 8 M
Pineapple Whisky . ®OO
North Carolina Corn Whisky * 88
Old K.ve W hisky 1 •**
Rum—New England and Jamaica. |l 80 to 8 00
Hyo and Holland (iln |to*BB
Brandy—Domestic and Cognac I 80 to 0 00
Catawba Wine i 00 to *1 80
Blackberry Wine I Ob to 1 80
Madeira. Porta and Hberrys 1 50 to 300
PLEABE HIVE ME A CALL.
A. H. CHAMPION,
1M (XrNGHhtto nTUELX.