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WHAT SHIPPING MEN SAY ABOUT
THE LOCAL LAWS.
Long Detention, Exorbitant Charges
and Inadequate Quarantine Facilities
Iniuring the Business of the Port-
How the Coffee Trade Was Driven
Out-Some of the Complaints Made.
The quarantine regulations at this port
are the cause of complaint by nearly every
see captain who brings a vessel hero, and
they are fast driving away from Savannah
vessels that otherwise seek trade here. It
is a well known fact among all shippers that
Savannah is avoided by vessels unless there
are great inducements for them to come
here, and the only reason is that they are
put to all sorts of inconveniences, expenses
and delays by the quarantine requirements.
There is no objection to quarantining
when there is reason for it, but vessels that
come from ports that are not proscribed,
and that, have been thirty or forty days at
•ea are sometimes fumigated as if they had
come from infected districts, while at other
times vessels coining from jwrts that have
been quarantined regularly in years pre
vious. are allowed to come to the city with
out, being fumigated.
Ijist year the Cape de Verde Islands were
Suarantined. but this year they are not.
hipping men say that they know no reason
for that, and it gives them but a poor idea
of quarantine, for if there was reason
to fumigate vessels from the Cape
de Verde Islands last year why
not this year The conditions of the
islands so far as health is concerned has
been the same both years.
The detention of the Belle Hoo|iei is
cited by all shippers as the example of
foolish quarantine regulations. Coming
from Barbados, a windward port, noted
for its healthfullness, she discharges her
cargo of sugar at Philadelphia and takes a
Philadelphia crew, then came to Savannah
and was detained at quarantine and fumi
gated. They think that if she was healthy
enough for Philadelphia, she ought to have
been healthy enough for Savannah.
One shipper said: “To state the case
simply, I claim that if a vessel comes from
even a suspected port, with a clear bill of
health, has had no sickness aboard during
the voyage and has been to sea for twenty
five or thirty days it is simply nonsense to
lay her up at quarantine for nobody knows
how long and fumigate her. But quaran
tine here goes even further than that. If a
vessel comes from a healthy port she is
fumigated, if the port is in a suspected lati
tude. although she may have a clean bill of
health, and may have made her voyage
without having a single case of sickness of
CAUSES OE COMPLAINT.
One great trouble is the lack of room at
the station. Two small sailing vessels can
discharge there at the same time, but there
is but one berth for steamers, and some
steamers cannot get to this wharf at all. It
has only been a short while since a vessel
was required to PH3- $l'JO to have a lighter
brought down to her because she could not
get to the wharf to discharge her sand bal
last. This, it is said, is liecause the govern
ment jetty, which has been re<-ently built
there, has caused a shoaling at the station
and left no depth of water. It was the in
tention to make the jetty a discharging
point, but the government appropriation
ran out, the officer in charge of the work
left the city, aud the people seem to have
taken no interest in the matter since his
departure. This limited w harfage makes
the stay at quarantine ver>- uncertain.
Vessels have to take their turn in going to
the wharf, and sometimes they have to
remain in waiting for several days. They
then discharge and are fumigated, and then
there is a wait of at least six <ta3-s more.
A USELESS WAIT.
One shipper said yesterday that the six
days' wait after fumigation Is a great an
noj-anee. and is generally considered a use
less one, unless a vessel has come from an
infected port, but it would not be half as
bad if there was a certainty of being re
leased after six days.
“I have inquiries about the length of time
a vewsel will have to remain at quarantine.'
be said, “and when 1 try to find out the
answer is, minimum six days. That mini
uiura drives many- a vessel away. They
might as well “ say three weeks as
minimum six days. When a man starts a
piece of property that is worth in
t he neighborhood’ of $150,000. as 1 he.*’
teamers are, to a port he wants
some assurance of the number of
days she will lose. He does not w ant such
an answer as is given, for ever)- day his
vessel lies at quarantine he loses $75, and he
wants to know just how long he will have
to lose that amount per day, and when he
is told that it will be for at least six days,
and may t* indefinitely, ho is not going to
stop here if he can find another port where
he can make more money.
QUARANTINE OF OTHER PORTS.
“There are a great many vessels,” he con
tinued, “that are engaged in the trade
between Liverpool ana Havana, but they
never come here. They go to New Orleans,
and i think that if New Orleans tan put up
with regulations that are sufficiently lenient
to admit ships that we can also.”
Another evil complained of by the
shippers is a lack of communication between
quarantine and the city. Vessels put 111
here for orders, and they- are detained at the
station and frequently cannot get word to
the city that they are* there. It is thought
that there should he some means of com
municating in order to facilitate the move
ments of vessels.
Another complaint is the heavv expense
The hill which a vessel that recently came
into port had to pay was s‘,i“ This, sav the
shippers, opens another question. It is
reasonable to charge the vessels the cost of
fumigation, although the quarantine is
maintained by the city, and for the benefit
of the city, still the vessels would willingly
j*y the cost if they had to
Py no more, but quarantine
is made a source of reve
nue. According to the last report
<>f the Mayor the expenses of quarantine
tor 1 sKii were s“.N4ft “4, w Idle the receipts
were $4,!P>4, or nearly- double. This is put
in the same category with the port charges
that are now being disputes!. It. is claimed
that it is unconstitutional for the city to
turn quarantine into a souri-e of revenue, on
the ground that it is levying a duty upon
DISPOSING OF THE BALLAST.
But the charges are not all. The crews of
the vessels di-charge her ballast and are
then required to haul it to whatever point
the ouarantine officer may select and level
it. The shippers make the claim that 11 i>
the duty of the city to remove and level the
ballast after the crew has discharged it. and
when the citv compels the vessels to do it
the city places upon the vessels 1111 expense
and Durden that they ought not
to bear. The shippers all say
that without doubt the quarantine
regulations are in many cases nonsensical:
that they are driving commerce away from
this w irt, and that they are giving the jiort
a bad name the worlcf over. But they sar
• hov have their bands in the lion's mouth
and all they can do is to withdraw it as
gently as jiossible.
EFFECT ON THE COFFEE TRADE.
The effect of the present system of quar
antine has been to crush out altogether the
coffee importing trade. Weed* Cornwell
were for forty-eight years one of the largest
roffee importing houses in the South. The
firm stopped importing nearly two years
ago because it was unable to carry oh the
business under the rigid quarantine’in force
here C. M. Gilbert & Cos., another large
importing firm, was driven out of the trade
because ft could not stand the quarantine.
The unnecessary detention of vessels and
; the exorbitant charges for fumigation com
! pletely ate up the business.
CARGO EATEN UP.
Mr. ,1. D. Weed cited an instance yester
! day where a vessel from Rio Janiero with
coffee, arrived at quarantine Aug. Her
I cargo was not allowed to lie lightered until
Oct. Hi. and the vessel was not allowed to
I come up until November. There was 110
j sickness on board, nor had there been any.
The \essel left Rio Janiero in mid
winter, and was kept at qtiar-
I antine here ninety days. It was
| such regulations as these that stopped Sa
vamiah's coffee importing trade. Mr. Weed
1 has given a good deal of study to the quar
1 antine question, and is well posted in regard
Ito it. "It is not a question whether quaran
tine i> injuring the business of the jsirt,” he
said. “There is no question about it. It is
a well-known fact.”
OPPOSED TO CITY TIME.
The Movement to Adopt Standard
Time, Only-, Warmly Approved.
The movement to alwlish city time is
almost unanimously- approved by the entire
community'. So far only one dissenting
voice has been heard, but everybody who
has been spoken to has expressed the earn
est hope that the City I kmncil would make
the change as soon as possible. The news
papers m numbers of cities have com
mented upon the movement and fully in
dorsed it. They have unanimously expressed
surprise that Savannah had clung so long
to the useless city time, and hope that “she
will place herself in the rank with other
cities and get out of the country town
atmosphere bv adopting standard time.’’
Alderman Herman Myers said yesterday
that personally- lie was in favor of standard
time only. When the matter is considered
in Council he will have to take into consid
eration the wishes of the majority, but if he
followed his personal preference, he would
most certainly vote to adopt standard time
only. He said: "The citv must come to it
inevitably. It may he six months from now,
but it must come. The whole country lias
adopted it and standard time is a settled
thing, and Savannah will have to adopt it
sooner or later.'’
Alderman Bogart said that he had not
given the matter much consideration as he
presumed that it would be thorougly dis
cussed when it is brought up in Council and
he would ha\ e time and an opportunity
to study it then. He thought that standard
time only would be better because it would
lie simpler, but he would not like to say that
he had an opinion on the subject, until he
heard it discussed.
Another Alderman said that he was de
cidedly in favor of standard time, and when
Council takes the matter up ho will certainly
vote for it, unless arguments strong enough
to change his opinion are advanced, and he
could not see wliat could In' said in favor of
the city time.
So far no arguments have lieen advanced
in favor of city time, and the only op
ponents the movement has, and they are
very few, are those who labor under the
impression that the change will affect the
hours of labor.
COU ANDERSON’S SUCCESSOR.
P. Alston Waring Appointed Assistant
The work of inspecting the post office ac
counts is still going on, but Inspector Wil
liamson thinks it will be concluded this morn
ing. Col. Anderson has turned over the
key of the vault to him and it is now in his
possession. Col. Anderson said that he only
v anted to retain the key until Capt. Wil
liamson lmd verified the report of wliat was
in the vault, and when that was done he
surrendered the key, but there was no talk
of sending for a United States Marshal to
arrest him. It was reported yesterday that
Capt. Williamson had threatened to send for
a marshal, but be positively denied that he
had ever made such a threat. The whole
matter now stands as it did on the day pre
vious, and nothing definite is known about
th<‘ accounts. Postmaster Lamar sup
planted Col. Anderson yesterday by ap
pointing Mr. P. Alston Waring Assistant
Postmaster. He has teen the money order
clerk. Mr. Richard Larcomb, former
registry clerk, wa* promoted to the money
order desk, and Mr. C. N. Howard from
stamp to registry clerk.
THE CATHEDRAL OUT OF DEBT.
The "Little Children of the Poor” to Es
tablish a “Home for the Aged Poor.”
Ristaop Becker stated on Sunday that the
entire indebtedness incurred in the erection
of the Cathedral of "Our Lady of Perpetual
Help” hail been liquidated. He also an
nounced that the order of the “Little Chil
dren of the Poor" is about to be established in
Savannah, and that a numlier of members
will soon arrive from Baltimore. The
labors of the order will be devoted to the
establishment of a “Home for
the Aged Poor." The necessity for
such an institution has lieen rec
ognized for a numlier of years, but owing
to the number of rails upon the church for
funds for other purposes, it was not thought
advisable to undertake this additional
charge until the present time. It is under
stood that a suitable place has been selected,
in fact there are several buildings that can
lie obtained which will answer admirably
for the purpose, and as soon as the organi
zation is perfected, the work of col lecting
the necessary' funds will begin.
ITS FIRST YEARS WORK.
The German-American Loan Associa
tion's Annual Meeting.
The German-American Mutual Loan and
Building Association held its first annua!
meeting last night. The Treasurer's report
showed a total of twenty-two loans, repre
senting $.£!,000, were made during the year.
The profits by premiums on these loans
were $10,450, and the total expenses of the
association were SI,.VIU:<S, giving a net
profit of #8,840 15, or 10 per cent. |>er share,
l'he re|xirt is a very gratifying showing for
the first year's work.
The entire old board of officers was re
elected as follows:
President—Maj. John Schwarz.
Vice President -V. K. Studer.
Secretary and Solicitor— L. L. Laznron.
Board of Directors- Nicholas Paulsen, P.
H. Moeller, Rigmund J. Epstein, J. F.
Tietjen. E. A. M. Schroeder and Salomon
WILL NOT GO TO ATLANTA.
The Chatham Artillery Decides Not to
Visit the Exposition.
The Chatham Artillery will not visit the
Piedmont Exposition. A meeting of the
company was held last night and it was de
cided that on account of the inability of
most of the members to leave their business
the company will not he represented. At
the present time, in the rush of business, it
is a difficult matter for a sufficient number
to leave to make a creditable showing for
the company, and in view of this it was de
cided not to be represented at all. Some
members of the company may go up but.
they will go as individuals.
A Sad Case of Distress.
The Morning News is requested to call
the attention of the charitable to a sad case
of want and distress ilia whole family living
near the White Bluff road, just beyond the
city limits. The family consists of a mother
—an invalid with consumption—her two
children, one an infant at the breast and a
sister, w ho is also sick, but who is trying to
care for the family. Rev. G. W. Ftsse, the
missionary, has been helping and getting a
few- friends to assist him in caring for these
unfortunates, but they need more assist
ance. Any one who will contribute, can
send their contributions to Rev. Mr. Fis.sc
direct, or to him through the MokmNg j
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1887.
THE BALL PARK BLAZE.
The Fencing and Grand Stand on the
Abercorn Street Grounds Burned.
Base ball fought against odds in this com
munity for a long time, and finally died a
natural death, and now the fire fiend is try
ing to wipe out all remembrance of
its former existence. The grand
stand at the park caught fire about
1 o'clock this morning, and now n charred
framework stands as a melancholy monu
ment over the grave of the game. The
park has lieen a lodging house for tramps
for some time past, and it is supposed that
they set fire to it in some w’ay.
It was probably an accident, for
they would hardly have fired their
own shelter on purpose. The stand caught
at the eastern end, and all of that part
which was under cover burned, and also a
[rt of the fence. The fire department was
called out and three engines responded.
They could not save any part of the stand
that caught l -ause the dry wood burned like
tinder, but they prevented the flames from
spreading to the adjoining stand, and
stopped the burning of the fence. The cost
of erecting the stand was about sl*oo, but
the loss w ill not amount to more than the
value of the old lumber.
CHASE FOR A COTTON THIEF.
A Prowling Wharf Plunderer Swims
Under Water to Escape Capture.
Early yesterday morning the watchman
at the upper cotton press discovered a ne
gro lurking on the eastern end of the wharf.
The watchman went to him and questioned
him as to his business there. The negro
said that he had been working on the steam
ship Resolute the night previous and had
gone to sleep on the wharf. On being asked
who he had been working for ha could not
tell, but said that it was for the man that
wore the white hat. This aroused the
w atchman’s suspicions and he called to the
watchman on the Resolute. The negro was
then asked his name and he replied John
The two watchmen came to the conclu
sion that he was after some of the cotton,
a number of bales of which were lying in
the river between the ship and the dock.
The watchman ordered the suspect not to
leave the wharf, but the negro watched his
opportunity and started off on a run.
7 lie watchman ran after him with his
pistol out, but just as lie was about to tire
h sailor who had come in by the gate got
lietween the negro and the watchman.
The latter called to the sailor to
strip the fugitive. The sailor marie a grab,
but the negro eluded him, and ran on down
to the western end of the wharf where he
took a header overboard, and swam up the
river to the West Broad street slip.
The watchman on the steamship had come
ashore by this t ime, and ran out the gate to
head him off. but he was too late, the swim
mer had got ashore before the watchman
could get to him. The chase continued down
to the Central railroad, but the negro was
too fleet of foot, and finally got away. The
watchman on the steamer says he could
easilj’ have shot him in the water, but he
did not know the circumstances and did not
Items Gathered Here and There by the
The City Council will meet to-night.
A. R. Lawton, Jr., returned yesterday
from the North.
Golden Rule lodge No. IJ, I. O. O. F.,
meets this evening.
Georgia Chapter Royal Arch Masons will
hold a regular convocation to-night.
The Grand lodge of Freemasons of
Georgia will be held in Macon, on Tuesday,
Oct J 5.
A regular meeting of Magnolia Encamp
ment No. 1. I. O. O. F., will be held this
Gov. and Mrs. Rufus B. Bullock were
passengers on the steamship Chattahoochee
yesterday from New York.
The sale of reserved seats for Barry* and
Fav in “Muloahey’s Big Party” will begin
at "Davis Bros, this morning.
There were but four arrests at the bar
racks up to midnight of last night. They
will appear before court this morning.
The Equitable I,oan and Building Asso
ciation will hold its first annual meeting
and t hirteenth regular monthly meeting to
night, at the Secretary’s office, No. IIS
Henry Evans and John Tyndall two firemen
belonging to the British steamship Lykus,
went aboard that vessel early- yesterday
morning. and stole a blanket, and then de
serted the ship. The watchman alumni of
her observed them, and came ashore making
complaint to policeman Jones at the Market,
who arrested them. The Acting Mayor
turned them over to the Captain of the
RIVER AND HARBOR NEWS.
Gleanings Among the Shipping and
Along the Whartes.
The bark Wolgunde has lieen chartered in
New York to load guano for this port. This
is the first guano vessel for the fall season.
The Welguude is owned here.
The German bark was still ashore yester
day, but lighters were alongside lightering
a part of her cargo. She probably was
pulled off on last night's tide.
The w ork of discharging the British steam
ship Resolute tvas resumed y esterday morn
ing and continued through the day until
about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, w hen the
men quit work, it is said, owing to a tele
gram being received from the New York
underwriters ordering the work discontin
ued. As it is, more than half of the cargo
has been discharged, and probably the most
difficult part of the w ork has lieen done. It
is very probable that no mors night work
will lie done on the vessel, but that she will
be discharged by’ day.
Col. John Screven left yesterday for the
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Daniels went North
yesterday on the Tallahassee.
Mrs. William P. Bailey returned home
yesterday, alter a two months' pleasure trip
Pi New York and the White Mountains.
Bouquet, Atkinson < n*w perfume. This
superb distillation sweetly' recalls fragrant
.Swiss flowers. Bright jewels in a setting of
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
James S. Silva & Son. Lyons Block,
We wish to remind housekeepers, when
replenishing their household goods, that at
our store can lie found a choice assortment
of plain and fancy China and Glassware
more varied aud complete than ever liefore.
We keep all the little conveniences and
latest novelties so sought after by the ladies.
TO KEEP YOU WARM
We ha - , e Kerosene Stoves, Coal Hods, Coal
Vases. Kite Digs, Fenders, Shovels and
Tongs, Pokers. Blower Stands, etc.
Reinember to see us when in need of any
thing in our line.
Jas. S. Silva &. Son.
Elegant Houses for Rent.
See the advertisement in for rent column,
third page, of four elegant new residences
on New Houston street, two stories on brick
basement, eleven rooms and all comforts.
Particulars of R. S. Claghorn.
Stringless Beans and Sweet Sifted Peas
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. t 'assels, corner Taylor and
East Br*’ id streets. Telephone No.it.
Pure old Scuppernong Wine at Lester’s.
TOO FAR FROM BUSINESS.
OPPOSITION TO THE NEW POST
The Cotton Exchange Protests Against
Locating the Public Building South
of South Broad Street A Mass Meet
ing to be Held at the City Exchange
at Noon To-Day.
The opposition to Inc iting the new pub
lic building on the Oglethorpe Barracks site
is taking definite shape. The Cotton Ex
change met yesterday and passed resolutions
protesting against the removal of the post
office so far beyond the business centre of
the city, anrl a formal protest, embodying
the substance of the resolutions was tele
graphed to Secretary Fairchild.
TIIE COTTON EXCHANGE.
The general sentiment of the business
community is opposed to the barracks site.
A large majority of the members of the
Cotton Exchange are very pronounced in
their opposition to any site south of South
Broad street. Individual members have
their preferences as to location, but the Ex
change favors any available site between
Whitaker and Drayton streets, and not fur
ther south than South Broad. The resolu
tions adopted l>v the Exchange were offered
by Mr. F. M. Earley.
OI’POSED TO THE BARRACKS.
Whereas, it is reported that the govern
ment contemplates purchasing a portion or
all of the Oglethorpe Barracks lot as a site
for the proposed public building, and
whereas the said lot is so far removed from
the business centre of the city that the locat
ing thereon of the post office would entail
great loss and inconvenience to the commer
cial and mercantile interests of the commu
nity, and whereas, it is the opinion of
this Exchange that a site can lie
had within the district south of
Bay, north of South Broad and
between Drayton and Whitaker streets that
would suit in every way as well as the bar
racks lot, or any other in the city for court
rooms, and Vic far more convenient for the
A FORM Al. PROTEST.
Therefore , he it rew'lreii. That this Ex
change, through its President and Secre
tary, enter with the Honorable Secretary
of the Treasury its earnest protest against
locating the post office as proposed; be it
further rrxolretl, That the Acting Mayor
of the city lie requested to call a meeting of
citizens at the Long Room of the Exchange
on the earliest day practicable of this week,
said meeting to be at l:i o'clock noon, to
give sveh expression relative to the matter
as to all may seem best.
HOW THE VOTE STOOD.
The vote on the resolutions was lift to 7.
(.'apt. Henry Blun, and Messrs. E. M.
tireen, J. C. Rowland, John Nisbet and
R. R. Dancy were the principal opposition.
Supt. Bryan, telegraphed the sulistanceof
the resolutions to the Secretary of the Treas
ury immediately upon the adjournment of
the meeting, and a copy was also sent to
Acting Mayor Schwarz, who has issued a
call for a citizens meeting at the Exchange
Ixing Room at 1 ":M0 o'clock today.
TALK ON THE STREET.
A leading member of the Exchange said
last night that there are plenty of sifi-s that
can be had without going way out of reach
of the business portion of the city. Bay
street business men arc satisfied with the
post office where it now is. They are will
ing. though, that it shall go farther south,
even to South Broad street, it a desirable
site can be secured, but they arc not willing
that it shall he pul where the government
preposes to put it. This is the way Bay
street looks at it.
A POST OFFICE FOR THE PEOPLE.
“The post office, ’’ said a leading cotton
merchant, “is for the people, and it ought
to be where it suits tno largest number.
The barracks is too far out of the way for
The almost unanimous sentiment along
the Bay, and on Broughton and Congress
streets is strongly opposed to the proposed
location. The matter was the topic of talk
everywhere yesterday, and the talk was
almost all one way.
Judge Harden and His Court.
Savannah,(la., Oct. 4. —Editor Morning
yen s: In the local columns of the Morn
ing News of Sept. (Monday), under the
heading “Prisoners Piling Up—The Jail
Overcrowded—Doubling Up in the Cells,”
appeared the following: (I quote ‘only as
much of the article as applied to mel:
"Neither Juilei* Hanlon nor Judge Adams will
ivturu before November, and what will be done
with the number of prisoners who will be com
mltted to jail in (he meantime i a question of
iiniwirtance. Keen now it is somi-tii.ies neces
sary to put four in one cell, and the ceils are not
large enough for any four human beings to live
"One of the principal reasous for the establish
ing of the <ii\ iv>urt was |i> have a court that
would sit weekly am! seep tho jail clear, but in
adjourning for four and five months at a time,
prevents the carrying out of this purpose, in
dicts an unit-, up h irdship upon the prisoners,
and emban asses the authorities very greatly."
This amounts to a statement which the
public would regard as reliable:
I. That 1 was certainly to be absent until
11. That it was principally to have a court
that would sit weekly, to dear the jail, that
the City Court was established, and
111. Thatd defeated that object, inflicted
unusual hardships upon the prisoners, and
embarrassed the authorities v ery greatly by
adjourning for four or live months at a time.
1 have no disposition to criticise the
writer further than to sav that when it is
desired to hold a public official up to public
reprobation it would be well to be at least
reasonably and mode arely accurate in the
stateine:;! .of alleged la something that
has been niliri- Iv negd led in this instance,
although t l:e trt.; . was exceedingly accessi
ble. and is as clows:
I. I left the city on July “4 by the posi
tive ord-r of my physician, remaining in
tho city for m>vi ral dav.s after he told me I
nm-t go. in order to close the busincssof the
July term, civil r.nu criminal. In leaving 1
slated puhiidy that l expected to remain
uw>-.\ until November unless 1 were sooner
needed, and lott my nd.aess with the clerk.
A letter from the (solic tor General,advising
me that 1 was needed, l eached me on Satur
day, Oct. 1, and Is a ted home ilia; night.
Thus the reporter was t : error, though not
materially. and pro. an y innocently.
11. The City Court was in- tinted in 181!*,
when the necessity for clearing the jail was
not very pressing, Cuter it was required to
sit once a month, not weekly. Still, as
Judge Chisholm, my predecessor, and 1 have
held weekly sessions, voluntarily, and not
as an imposed duty, a careless or Inaccu
rate person might readily come to the con
clusion scctiwig.y mucked by your reporter,
ait Rough it is hardiy rmiit to state as fact*
that which is, at U-t. . at his inference.
111. But tin stati on . t numbered 111. is
simply inexplicable, be.ng without any
foundation, and ot an exceeding injurious
nature. My first commission bears date
Jan. lfi, IN's, Since then I have held court
each month, in uuii year, except October,
up to my last absence, the occasion for this
statement. I lia\e he'd every September
term (until this year) until the work was all
done, and have taken from four to six weeks
vacation alter ten and a half to
eleven months work, and when the
extraordinary statement was printed
1 had been absent but two months
and two days, and had 1 remained
until Novemtier. would have been away but
three months and (even davs. But the
writer says four or five months at a time,
and in a way to imply that such hasoc
curred more than once, and with lessorab
sences between. The acts and omissions of
a public official are legitimate subjects of
criticism, but he is entitled to have the truth
told, and the truth is all 1 want.
Very truly yours, Wm. D. Harden.
That 30c. Mixed Tea at Strauss Bros.'is
OVER IN CHARLESTON.
What Is Goins on in South Caro
The Charleston Dragoons are busy pre
j paring tor their fair on Nov. 2. The officers
have ordered new uniforms for the event.
The work on the Charleston jetties is be
ing carried on in a very desultory sort of
way, owing to the low ebb which has been
reached in the appropriation. During the
month of September, 1.745 feet of ridge
work was done on the outer part of the
north jetty. The amount of rock deposited
each month depends very largely, of course,
on the condition of the weather, but
it is estimated tlrnt at the present rate of
work the appropriation made in IHB6 will
tie completely exhausted about Nov. 1, and
the work will have to be suspended until
another appropriation is made by Congress.
Should another appropriation lie made by
Congress at its next session, it will not lie
available before August, and the work can
hardly be resumed inside of twelve months
after the time of its suspension.
Charltsston's public schools reopened on
Monday with about 3,00 P pupils in attend
The Uniform Ticket.
The following are the conditions of the
uniform ticket decided upon by the National
Association of Passenger and Ticket Agents
at their recent meeting at St. Paul, as
adopted by them for future use:
In selling Ibis ticket and checking baggage
hereon, this company acts as agent, and is not
responsible beyond its own lino. It is subject to
the stop-over regulations of the lines over which
it reads. It is void for passage if any alterations
or erasures are made hereon, or it more than
one date is canceled. If the coupons are punch
ed or marked second class, the passenger is
entitled to second class passage only, otherwise
If limited as to time,'it will not be accepted
for passage unless used to destination before
midnight of the date canceled by L punch on
margin hereof, and is subject to exchange,
either in w hole or in part, ai any point on the
route for a continuous passage ticket or check.
Baggage liability of any company is limited to
wearing apparel not exceeding SIOO in value.
When this ticket is signed below by the pur
chaser, or if time limited, it is not transferable,
and if presented by any other person han the
original holder it will be taken up and iiill fare
collected. The holder will identify himself as
the original purchaser of this ticket by writing
his name, or by other means, if necessary,
when required by conductors or agents.
The last two conditions are to be printed
only on special tickets which passengers will
be expected to sign. The tirst six conditions
will appear on all tickets. While the report
of the committee presenting this form of
ticket was received at the meeting of the
association, it was referred back to it for
certain suggested amendments, and which
will be presented at the April meeting.
Until then it is not probable that the form
will lie adopted in whole by any line,
though the colors recommended may be
accepted in the meantime by the lines mak
ing anew issue of tickets.
The Asheville and Tennessee Railroad
Company has been organized in North Caro
lina. The proposition is to build a road
from Asheville, N. C., to some point on the
Tennessee line, where, from present inten
tions, it will lie made to connect with the
Louisville and Nashville for Knoxville,
Not a Resident of Hardeeville.
Hardeeville, S. G'., Oct. 4 .—Editor
Morning Seim: In yesterday morning's
issue of the News I note the announcement
of the death of Mrs. Richardson,
said to be a former resident of this
place, whose husband died here on
Thursday morning. Allow me to make
a correction about the woman being a
resident here. Some ten days ago an old
man and woman, tramping the railroad be
tween Charleston and Savannah, stopped at
Merrimau’s brickyard, near here, in a
destitute condition. The man was weak
and apparently 70 years of age and the
woman about 4.1. She asked Mr. Merri
man to give her husband some, work so as
to enable them to raise fiOc. to cross the Sa
vannah river trestle. She said that her
husband was so feeble and old that she was
afraid he might fall off if they attempted to
walk across. Mr. Merrimau told them that
they might remain at his place over night,
and he would give them the money the next
day. In the meantime the old man insisted
on doing some work, and was put to
work on a chimney. He was taken
suddenly sick while at work, and having no
comfortable quarters at the yards, he and
his wife were brought to the village. The
man was then in a dying condition and past
a possible chance of recovery. As soon as
he died the citizens contributed fluids suffi
cient to pay his funeral expenses, and the
balance procured a ticket for the woman
and she was sent to Savannah so that she
could secure medical attention, there being
no physician here. The woman said that
she was born in Gwinnett county, Georgia,
and her husband was a native of Atlanta,
and that they were traveling from place to
place and had preached to all beings but
the Esquimaux. They were Baptists, she
said. Tapers and a certificate were found
in the man's pocket*, showing that he and
his wife belonged to the Salvation Army,
and were literally tramps.
R. J. Boyd, for many citizens.
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 the
grandest display of most beautiful de
signs in ornamental and decorated art ever
placed before the Savannah public. Faust
and Marguerite, in companion pieces, in re-
Hero, are gems worthy of the poetic interest
that attaches to the weird and mystic. Be
sides we are receiving, almost daily, invoices
of beautiful objects of virtu in the latest
and most novel conceits. Our display of
tine Silverware is unapproachable in quality
and quantity and variety. In Dia
mond- we, of course, lead, and our stock of
Fine Jewelry merits attention. Our aim to
lie the Jewelry Palace of this city will,
we think, be established by this season’s dis
play. and we request the public to favor us
with a visit of inspection regardless of a de
sire to purchase. M. Sternberg,
157 Broughton street.
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show a nice
selection for early fall wear, also fall Over
coat*. They are nicer and prices lower
than ever, to show our customers that we
have removed to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets. The Famous
New York Clothing House manufacture all
the clothing they sell, dealing direct with
the consumer. We save every one who
buys of us at least 25 per cent.
Try D. B. Lester's 35c. and 50c. Tea.
No Hard Times
When you buy from T>. B. Lester.
Gloria, wears better than silk, for $2 50,
silver-tip *M, gold tip $3 50, Ginghams from
$1 upward, all selling low to show our
patrons that we have moved to the north
east corner of Congress and Whitaker
Best Imported Gin ever brought to Savan
nah at D. B. Lester’s.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get ail the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to 93 per day. Try
it and be convinced.— Boston Home Jour
Oak, Pine and Llgbtwood,
For sale by fl. B. (.'assets, corner Taylor
and Hast Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Try 0. B. Lester's 10c. and 15c. Candy.
Edam, Pineapple and Swiss Cheese at
”“”| Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Cooler, fair weather, except rain in
_____ southern portion of Florida, light to
fresh northerly winds, follow ed by
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Oct. 4. 1887, andtha mean of same day for
Departure , Total
Mean Temperature from the Departure
for 15 years Oct-4, ‘B7. --or— iJan. 1,18877
72 0 72 0 . -ol> 1— 309.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
„ _., . , Departure Total
Mean Daily Amount from the Departure
Amount for for Mean since
16 Years. Oct. 4, 87. : _ or _ Jan g 1887.
3 ! oo I- is i _-. ut.oo_
Maximum temperature 80. minimum tem
pc rat ur tfrt.
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. in. yesterday (Augusta time)
wa>s 7.0 feet—a fall of 0.2 during the past
twenty -four nours.
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing t> p. m., Oct. 4 1887. 75th Meridian
„ N "- of Max. Min. Rain-
Name. ’Jon* Temp Temp fall.
1. Atlanta j 8 | 78 i M $9
2. Augusta ! 12 | 80 54 ' .05
3. Charleston | 8 80 58 .00
4. Galveston I 10 I St > 64 I .00
6. Little Rock j 13 |B4 0 , .ul
6. Memphis I 10 78 52 | 00
7. Mobile , 0 82 51 .*T
8. Montgomery 8 80 60 00
0. New Orleans 8 8t 68 no
10. (Savannah 13 st 62 00
11. Vicksburg I ! 84 i 66 .02
12. Wilmington 1C 80 54 .00
*T denotes trace ot rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Oct. 4. 3:36 r. m.. city time.
Portland I 54 S E .14 Cloudy.
Boston ! 56 S , . 02 Cloudy.
Block Island ... 5s ... 01 Cloudy.
New York city . 36 W Cloudy.
Philadelphia 56 W Cloudy.
Detroit ( 46 N 10 Cloudy.
Fort Buforu j 64 NW ...... Cloudy.
St. Vincent ;
Washington city' 58 NW . Cloudy.
Norfolk 66 N 16 Clear.
Charlotte 62 NW 10 Clear.
Hatteras 72 SW 16 .... Clear.
Titusnlle 74 W 0 Cloudy.
Wilmington 64:8 W Clear.
Charleston 70 W 6 'Clear.
Augusta 68. W 6 .... Clear.
Savannah 66 W 8 Clear.
Jacksonville.. 70SW 6 ... Clear.
Cedar Keys 76- W 10 ... Fair.
Key We5t........ 76’ E .. .35 Cloudy.
Atlanta..... 62. W 8 ... Clear.
Pensacola ~. I 72j N .. Clear.
Mobile 70 NW ..... Clear.
Montgomery 68 SW Clear.
Vicksburg 68 .... . .06 Clear.
New Orleans 71S E 6 .... Clear.
Shreveport 76! E Clear.
Fort Smith 68: Cloudy.
Galveston - 7 6 S Clear.
Corpus Christi 76 SE 10 ... Clear.
Palestine | 78 S Clear.
Brownesville 76- E I .22,Fair.
Rio Grande ' ..)
Knoxville \ 60SW .1 . Clear.
Memphis 66 NW .. I. Clear.
Nashville 62 W Clear.
Indianapolis | 48 NW Clear.
Cincinnati 52 NW . . . Clear.
Pittsburg 48 \\ .0! Raining.
Buffalo 50' W 20 Raining.
Cleveland 46 NW . .38 Cloudy.
Marquette 40 N .06 Raining.
Chicago 48 N E . Clear.
Duluth 46 NW Clear.
St. Paul ! 44 i dear.
Davenport 46 NW . clear.
Cairo. 60 NW .. Clear.
St. Louis 62 NW Clear.
Leavenworth . 70 E .. .. Clear.
Omaha j 62 S E . Clear.
Yankton 56 E Clear.
Bismarck 52 Fair
Deadwood j 38 W Cloudy.
Cheyenne .5.3 W Fair.
North Platte 60 S E Clear.
Dodge City 66 S E Clear.
Santa Fe 50|S E . . .'Clear.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
U. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
People Who Travel.
Change of climate or water very often ef
fect the bowels seriously. If on the first
symptoms of any disturbance you vvould
take Dr. Riggers’ Huckleberry Cordial
much suffering might be saved
Just Out of Bond.
D. B. Lester has some very flue 74-year-old
Rye and Corn Whiskies he is offering at
$3, and they are well worth the money.
Don’t Buy Your Groceries
Until you get D. B. Lester’s prices, and see
his large stock of new Preserves, Canned
Manor Malt Whisky is the best brand of
malt made, and sold by D. R. lister.
Old Hennessy ami Martel Brandies at
French and Turkish Prunes at Strauss
Before buying Hams or Breakfast Bacon
price those at Strauss Bros.’
JD.jC. for Breakfast Strips at Strauss
Boya’ Blue Hats for 25c.
“The Famous” has removed to 144 Con
gress street, northeast corner of Whitaker.
In order to call attention to the removal,
will sell a nice Boy's Blue Hat or Polo Cap,
for 35c.. Knee Pants, age 4to 13, for 50c. to
75c., Suit -, tto 13. for $2 50 Also n reduc
tion iu prices on all our Men’s and Youths'
Clothing. Get tho prices of any of
our competitors, tb°n come to see
us, and you will be convinced
that we can sell any grade suit
wanted at a saving of $2 .10 to £.l 00, as we
manufacture our clothing, and sell them at
prices our competitors buy them at.
Go to D. B. I .ester, the Grocer.
German Dill Pickles, Loose Chowdhow,
Olives, etc. Strauss Bros’., 22 and 22 ~ Bar
BTOVES AM) I I RNAt ES.
WK claim to have more variety and sell
STOVES cheaper than can lie bought elsewhere
in the city. Nothing like a turn around among
the dealers to decide this.
LOVELL & LATTIMORE,
HARDWARE AND STOVES,
SAVANNAH, GEO RCI [a.
We have removed to IH7
Broughton, three doors west
of Barnard (formerly occu
pied by Mr. Cormack Hop
CORNWELL & CHIPMAN.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity,
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economy
cal than the ordinary kind, and cannot be sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
onlu in mu*. Royal Ba\ng Powder Cos., 105
Wall street. New York. -y.
LI’DDEN * BATES S. M. H
Our Stationery Department.
ttnU BOXES, with handsome Lithograph on
Cm tv cover, containing 34 sheets good Nots
and 24 Barronia] Envelopes. Price only 10 cents.
son Boxes, with handsome Lithograph on
cover, containing 21 sheets Letter Paper and 24
Letter Envelopes. Only 15 cents.
1,000 Boxes Fine Stationery, contents 34 sheets
Paper. 31 Envelopes, 1 L. & B S. M. H Inserted
Rubber Nickle-Tipped T ,ean Pencil, JL.4B. S.
M. H. Steel Pens, 1 Penholder, 1 Blotting Pad,
25 cents each.
1.000 Boxes Elite Correspondence Stationery,
24 sheets Paper. 34 Envelopes. .35 cents.
500 Boxes Regent (’ards. handsome Lithograph
Top Box. 24 fine Bristol Cards anil Envelopes to
match. 25 cents.
500 Boxes Mourning Stationery, contains 24
sheers Mourning Taper and 24 Mourning En
velopes. 40 cents.
1.000 Reams of L, A B. S. M H. Fine Writing
Paper in Notes, i ongress. Letter, Fools Cap,
Legal Cap and Bell Cap. Price 20 cents a pound.
500 Gross Steel Pens at 75c. gross, 10c. dozen.
Special Notice to the Public.
Above goods represent some of the styles
known as popular lines of Box Paper. Ordinary
Writing Paper and popular styles of Steel Pens.
While the quantities mentioned may seem
large, we have tho exact quantities of each
article mentioned, and they comprise but a
small part of our stock of correspondence sta
tionery. We have all the latest styles of Papers,
and our assortment comprises in'variety choice
selections and popular prices with the stocks
carried in the larger Eastern and Western cities.
How can we do it:- Carry such a stock, sim
ply by supplying the consumers of fine Station
ery in every section of the South. We get up
sample books and price lists and make it easy
for jienple to buy good goods through the mails,
thus erahling us to handle large quantities of
the goods and give all the benefit of low prices
which we are enabled to offer by making largo
and frequent purchases.
11. & B. S. M. H.
FURNITURE AND C ARPETS.
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
OCCUPIES A SPACE OF OVER
30,000 SQUARE FEET,
And is filled w ith the Choicest Line of Goods to
lie found anywhere. The advantages to lie ob
tained by having such an immense and complete
stock i" select front will be appreciated by those
who have never bought of us. and who have
been obliged to confine their selections to only &
Buying as we do by the CARLOAD
and tor CASH, we are enabled to
undersell any one in the South.
Our workmen are skilled mechanics, and our
salesmen the, most polite.
A. J. MILLER & CO.
1R l.iOand 152 BROUGHTON ST.
hIiANU CENTRAL DEfiiT
A\> have furnished all of the Teachers with
printed lists of the BOI>KB that wjll be used in
their rooms. For the benefit of all we have at
tached the • xact cost of a h Book. Ou all of
the new BOOKS that will be introduced this sea*
season, we have arranged to buy the old
This will reduce the cost to our many cus
tomers for BOOKS to a very low figure. Sen I
nil of the little folks to us, as we nave stock
enough to furnish the town.
42 and 44 Bull Street.