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INTERVIEW WITH MRS. E. J. NICH
Some Points About a New Orleans
< Copyright'd 1387.)
New York. Oct. B.—There has been stay
lng at the Windsor Hotel for the last few
davs a gentle-faced, graceful woman, fem
inine and almost fragile-looking, who oc
cupies a unique position in this work-a-dav
America Mrs. Frank Leslie has taken a
suite of rooms at the Windsor for the win
ter. but this more recent visitor has upon
her hands an undertaking more difficult
than even that energetic business woman
ever attempted. Mrs. Eliza J. Nicholson, of
> the New Orleans Piacyvne, is the only
woman in the country, the only women liv
ing who is at once the controlling proprie
tor and the editor-in-chief of a big city daily,
and she not only finds her her office oliair
nine too large to fill, and not too thorny to
sit upon, but during her admin.stration of
the paper’s affairs has seen a debt of
000 lifted and its prosperity every year in
Mr-. Nirbolson is still a young woman
and has two bright pretty children.to w hom
she is devoted, with her. Fine brave little
Foul hern boys they are. just of an age to
find Miss Mary L Booth'- famous cat Muff
the most enticing object in the metropolis.
Mrs. Nicholson is slender and fair-skinned,
blue-eved and with a gleam of gold in her
hair. She is quiet in her movements ami
in ner tones, w ith nothing to suggest the
hurry or the bustle of a woman plunged
nervously into business care- Her husband,
Mr. George Nicholson, the business mana
ger of the Picayune, is an Engh-rnaa,
though of thirty years’ newspaper exper
ience m this country, and has worn a this
tle embroidered on Ins handkerchief—Mrs.
Nicholson embroiders as well as writes—
through good luck and ill since coming to
Mrs. Nicholson is very modest and unas
suming when questioned with regard to her
“The paper has certainly thriven under
my control." she says, “but 1 feel sure that
it would not have done so had I not been
loyally supported bv my staff. Instead of
fretting or chafing In any way at coming
tinder petticoat govennent, everybody con
cerned, from the office boy to the managing
editor, has been devoted to my interests and
more than w illing to carry out my wishes.
Nowhere except in the South could a woman
rule so large an establishment with such
ease. Ido not say that nowhere else could
a woman do it, for nobody knows what a
woman can do, least of all the woman her
sell, until she tries, but only in the South
would the difficulties be so smoothed away
for her. because nowhere else are the men so
true and chivalrous. Mv‘boys’work hard
to please me and I verily believe value a
woivl of commendation from me more than
they would the same praise coining from a
Mrs. Nicholson was the first woman to
enter newspaper work in the South, an 1
did so by force of native talent and liking
for the work in spite of somewhat adverse
circumstances. She is a graceful ixiet and
the first lines of hers ever published brought
her a check for 810 from the Baltimore
journal to which they were sent. “That
was the happiest moment of my life,” she
says; “it was the first money I had ever
earned.” Other poems found their way to
the New York Home Journel, and later to
the f’icayunc. Father and brothers ob
jected to her writing for money. It was
not in accord with the social code that a
lady should work, but she had found out for
herself how much pleasanter it is to earn for
one’s self than to accept from others, anil
gradually came to do more for the I'icayune.
That paper sent her one year to the summer
resorts and she sent back' bright letters from
Niagara and Saratoga On her return she
became literary editor, judging poems and
copy of all sorts for the Sunday edition and
taking charge of the make-up of that sheet.
After her marriage to the proprietor of the
Jicmjune, Col. Holbrook, the work con
tinued, she taking no desk in the office but
coming in one or twice a week to look over
her proofs. Col. Holbrook’s death three
years afterward left her a young widow
with the iia[>er on her hanils burdened with
a heavy debt. There was an almost unani
mous chorus of advice from lawyers, rel
atives and friends.
“Give it up, it is too heavy a load
for a woman, take what the law will allow
you and be five from newspaper cares.”
iiiist one dissenting voice made itself heard.
Mr. Nicholson, the business manager, urged
lier to keep the |tper, promising to stand by
her if she would stand by the sheet. She
was brave enough to face the situation and
fight the battle out.
She became actually as well as nominally
editor-in-chief, being faithful to her office
hours from 9 until 4 everyday, wielding a
busy pen and deciding the attitude of the
paper on all important questions, political
and otherwise. With excellent manage
ment upstairs and down, in the business de
partment, as well as in the editorial rooms,
the burden of debt was lifted, new offices
tiuilt, and when the pa[>er celebrated its
fiftieth anniversary last Jattuary, Mrs.
Nicholson —such she lieoame some two years
after taking charge of the paiier—was able to
realize that she was at the head of a superb
establishment. Her husband continues to
direct the finances of the paper, while she
is supreme in the editorial rooms, descend
ing somewhat less to details, perhaps, now
that she is mother as well as editor, but still
•with a vigilant eye to the policy to be pur
sued, and quick to note every chance for an
advantage to be gained.
“I)o you think newsjiaper work desirable
for women f” she was asked the other day.
“I have had that question asked me many
tiinas, ’ she answered, “and it is difficult to
know how to reply. 11 all depends on the
woman. I would not advise a woman to
step up like a man and buy a newspaper,
but if she should inherit one as I did, and if
she has literary tastes and is at all energetic I
Bee no reason in the world why she should
sell out. It is a liberal education to a wom
an in many ways. I never felt so little, so
weak, so inadequate as in the first days
w hen 1 realized the task I had before me.
The decisions that I had to make, the sight
of so many men looking to me for orders,
the queries that came up continually on
which side of tins question and that the pa
per should declare itself, these things taught
me while I taught myself how to answer
them. Everything grew easier in time, and
now I sometimes think if I had any occasion
to do so 1 should feel fully equal to taking
some of my bright young men from the
I’icayune and setting up a paper in Chat
tanooga or Birmingham, or some of the
plaivs that are growing at such a lively rate
in t be Sooth.
“There is a fine opportunity for a woman
to try to do good in newspaper work,” Mrs.
Nicholson went on. “A woman looks to the
Lome interest, and iny reporters understand
that nothing must go in in such a shajiethat
the purest woman cannot read it. There are
quantities of matter, unnecessary to pub
lish, left out in that way and a family paper
is all the letter for the omission. Then
t here is the temperamv question. Public
aentiinent is not ready for prohibition, but
the city editor has the temperance meetings
well reported and good heads put on them.
There are humane questions too. I worked
hard for the passage, of the law for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Animals five years
ago. Prior to that we hail no law covering
tiiat jrfbit in Louisiana. It is one of the
pleasantest things in the situation that it
puts one in a position where it is possible to
exert some influence for the things she be
lieves to be right,”
“Ho you direct the politics of thepai>er;”
“Yes, that is one of the things I have hail
to learn. The editors consult with me on
the stand to lie taken, and we come to our
. decisions after discussions together. The
campaign is going to lie lively this fall and
1 am in haste to be at homo.”
“Are there many women doing newspa
per work in the (South <”
“Every newspaper in New Orleans has
one or more on its staff. 1 have three Indies
on mine, four in fact. They have never
token the routine work of general re|K>rt
ing, but for many kinds of sjteciul reporting
I find them superior to men. If I want an
actress or a person of note interviewed, if 1
| want a nice piece of society reporting, if I
• want an especially nice or dainty scrap of
writing of any sort. I like a woman to do
i it. We have sent Mrs. Field, who has dona
] especially fine work for the paje:-, to Ire-
I land as special correspondent, and the other
j women nave done well too. A woman
needs special qualifications to succeed as a
I newspaper winter. She must have a nose
- for news, keep herself well posted on cur
rent events, like newspapers, and be an en
thusiast in her vocation, but if she has
tiiesequalitirations and is ambitious and en
ergetic. in that case ncwspajter work is
more desirable than school teaching or dress
“And you are in earnest in saying that a
woman’s opportunity is better in the Mouth
than in the North? - ’
“In one way, yes. You can’t stop aboard
a street car there but a dozen men are on
their feet, with tbeir hats fti their hand, to
offer you a seat, and the same courtesy is
carried into business. There is nothing con
nected with the newspaper which lam so
glad to acknowledge or of which I am so
proud as the help and kindness I have had
from the men in my employ.. They have
made what might have been a heavy burden
a pleasant task Southern women are find
ing their wav into a wider and wider range
of work, and they find Southern men, when
they can be convinced of the desirability of
women's working at all, ready to assist them
Mrs. Nicholson is a woman in rather deli
cate health, home-loving and feminine in
her tastes. The work she has accom
plished on her paper and the position she has
made for herself are striking testimonials
to her administrative ability. She is strong
minded in the best sense of an abused word
and a very womanly woman withal.
Eliza Pit.'"am Heaton.
Politics and Base Ball tlra Popular
Topics of Talk.
Charleston, Oct. 3.—The week has been
absolutely dull in this city. The burglars
are taking a rest, ditto the police. The uew
steamship line has died a natural death.
The railroad movement languishes, and
people have had nothing to talk about, save
polities and the gala week. In these direc
tions there has been some activity. The
United Labor party has had its first mass
meeting, but it was a ridiculously tame
affair, aud developed nothing whatever in
the way of its proposed policy. The organ
izer of the movement, Mr. Benjamin
Adams, is an intelligent cotton merchant
who has evidently made a good deal,
and who has gone crazy on the Henry
George and Father MeGlynn theories anent
land taxation. Mr. Adams is unfortunately
not a sjteaker, and the lieutenants by whom
he has surrounded himself and placed in
command of his platoons are two or three
arrant and blatant demagogues, without
brains and without any influence in the
community—men whose sole arguments are
abuse and vituperation. At the meeting oil
Tuesday night one of the speakers said that
a statement attributed to a well-known
citizen was a blank blank blanketty, blank
blank lie, and that the man who made it
was a blank blank blanketty blank blank
blank. He named a half dozen respectable
merchants and mechanics, and denounced
them in the most foul and obscene
Another sjleaker was equally inelegant
anil vehement in his oration, ami the third
was simply imbecile iu his remarks. Tins
last was a workingman, an ambitious sub
overseer in the cotton factory, with aspira
tions for office. He floundered through an
attempt to explain the Henry George
theory, but only succeeded in confusing his
The new party has attracted a dozen or
more of the old negro politicians, who think
they see in it a wedge to split the ranks of
the Democracy. These men are running
with two parties, the United lAibor party
and the Republican Protective Union.
When the party lines are drawn it will be
found that the United 1 .atir party will
vanish into thin air.
The Young Men’s Democratic Club have
csmpleted their organization, and have done
it in such a way ils to win the approval of
everybody. No new aspirants for the May
oralty have appeared during the week, and
it is probable there will be a lull in politics
now until after the gala week.
BASE BALL EXPIRES
here to-morrow. Recently it has had but a
moribund existence. The home umpire has
effectually killed it, and. besides, the season
was too protracted. Will Charleston have
base ball next year ? It hardly looks prob
able after the disastrous results of the two
years’ experience, but nevertheless there is
every indication that Charleston will be in
the league, if there is any league.
Base ball has cost Charleston about SIO,OOO
hard cash, but this amount has lieen paid
almost entirely by one man. In 1380 the
club was formed with a capital stock of
SIO,OOO. This was pretty much swallowed
up in laying out and fencing iu the grounds,
building the stands, etc. Bad management
cost the club a good deal in the way of
costly exjteriments with incompetent and
high-salaried players. Then came the earth
quake, in spite of which Charleston kept its
team in the field till the end of the season.
At the opening there were about 100
stockholders in the club. The shares were
gradually bought up by Capt. Thomas
Young, one of the most phenomenal
plungers in this city. Capt. Young is a
stevedore by trade, but is now an exclusive
wharf owner who controls nearly all the
business at this port. He is iininen sely rich
and is passionately fond of the national
game. The season of 1880 cost him about
SII,OOO. When the season of 1887 opened he
furnished the sinews of war and it was ow
ing to his liberality that Charleston fought
the fight through the season ami preserved
her franchise in the League.
The game lias not |>aid here since the mid
dle of August. The circuit was a costly one,
each trip of the team costing the club about
S7OO over and hlkivo the guarantee money,
and not counting the salary list. On several
occasions attempts were made to freeze
Charleston out. the other clubs offering as
high as $4,000 for the franchise. Capt.
Young declined all these, and has, at his
own expense, carried the club through the
season and saved her franchise.
THE PROGRAMME OF 1888.
It Is too early to speak of what will be the
programme for 1888, but it has been sug
gested that a league composed of South
Atlantic cities could be made to pay the in
vestor and furnish good ball playing. The
scheme in contemplation embraces Savan
nah, Columbia, Charleston, Wilmington,
Charlotte, Augusta. Jacksonville, Macon,
Atlanta, and possibly one or two other
cities. Such a league could not afford gilt
edged players who would remain in the
teams only until they were scooped up by a
Ciratleal Northern or Western manager,
ut it is suggested that good players at
moderate salaries could be secured, and with
comparatively short circuits the game could
be made successful.
Some such proposition will be made by
Charleston. If it fails, and Charleston is
forced into a league with Memphis, New
Orleans, Birmingham and other cities far
apart, arrangements will have to be made
to secure each club against the tactics that
have disgraced the present season.
The inflow of cotton to the port continues,
and the ocean tramps are getting all the
cargoes they want. The receipts since Sept.
1 amount to I'JO,OOO bales, against 75,000
bales for the same period last year. Of this
amount over 70,000 bales have been ex
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THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1887.
WIVES OF LITTERATEURS.
Something About a Few of the Famous
New York, Oot. B.—Curiosity about the
wii es of literary men or the husbands of
literary women never dies out, so deep
rooted is toe impression that genius or even
moderate talent is unco’ hard to live with.
The wife of Charles Dudley Warner is an
attractive woman, handsome, interested in
the best thought of the time. The couple
are childless, but thoroughly happy in their
home. Anna Katherine Green, the writer
of the "Leavenworth Case" and others
among the best known detective stories of
the time, is the mother of a family of little
children, handsome sturdy youngsters de
voted to their pretty mamma. Mrs. Roblfs,
as she signs herself when she doesn’t use her
pen Marne, is the lies? of housekeepers in her
Dome in South Brooklyn and her husband
guards her leisure with zealous care. Bron
son Howard and bis wife are always seen
together and are a devoted pair. Mrs. Kate
Upson Clarke is as coziiy domestic in her
tastes as if she hail never touched a pern
Mrs. Laura Holloway has mode herself a
home by her literary work and keejis it a
cheery place for her grown son, who looks
too big to call her mother. Mrs. Rebecca
Harding Davis, whoso short stories are apt
to have a melancholy turn, is a vivacious
body, a thorough optimist to all appearance
with a sou who has reached man’s estate.
.She and lmr husband, Mr. L. Clark I >;u is,
of the Philadelphia Enquirer, are a home
loving couple and their house is full of sun
shine. Clara Lanza, or to give her her full
title,the Marquise Lanzade Mercato Blanco,
has little people pretty enough to call so
beautiful a woman mother, and her home
m Seventy-third street is furnished with a
rare feeling for color and harmony. It is a
very dainty, abiding place and has a home
look withal. Livermore is a grandmother
of the iirst order, and her grandchildren
swing on the gate of her big old house in
Melrose, unreproved. Julian Hawthorne is
the I test of husbands, and there are seven
children in his home. Cable has half a
dozen young folks and a serene home life.
Marion Harland is as notable a housewife
in fact as on paper, and paints and em
broiders with considerable skill. Mrs.
Burnett sent her husband abroad with her
earnings to finish his studies as an oeclist
aud the pair are one in tlieir devotion to old
armor and various antique bric-a-brac, and
to their two fine-looking sons. Frank
Stockton’s wife is a clever woman, and
Stevenson’s wife has something of a literary
reputation of her own. Howells makes a
fresh study of his wife for every
one of his heroines and it is
putting the severest test to their domestic
happiness to say that she doesn’t resent it.
Louise Chandler Moulton has a very charm
ing daughter and she and her liusi land Mr.
William C. Moulton, of the Boston True
Elay, are an entirely united couple. Mrs.
Lucy Lillie has adopted.a couple of children
because the mother instinct was so strong
in her. Literary marriages are not such bad
things after all.
Drunkenness is a curious study in psychol
ogy. A drunken man may lie perfectly
aware of his condition, like the big brawny
fellow on a street car who remarked to me
the other morning that he had “too much
whisky in him to go to work,” but he never
seems to realize that he is like other drunk
en men, or that his conversation is not of
the most enthralling interest to everyone.
And so my interlocutor rattled on at a
great rate and was in a very confi
dential mood. He made good wages when
he worked—#3.2s n day, but he was often
“off on a toot.” Sometimes he made two
days in a week and sometimes four. The
Lord only knew how many he would make
this week. (It was Monday.) He was going
home anil seemed much concerned at the
greeting he was likely to get from his wile.
“When she sees, me coming," said he,
"she'll say: ‘Why, Ned,are you back again?” ’
He imitated, as well as he could, between
his hiccoughs, the reproach in her tones,
and added, in a confidential manner, “the
women are always looking out for the
money you know.” He hail a little speech
all prepared, which, he thought, must
silence her complainings. “I'll tell her,”
he said, “that there’ll lie work left to do
when I'm in Greenwood.” He got off the
ear in a tenement quarter, resenting greatly
the conductor’s offer to stop the car so that
he wouldn't break his neck, and started for
his home with an uncertain step. He was
evidently not a bad fellow, good tempered,
easy to a fault, generous, a loving husband,
no doubt. But what domestic problems
must have confronted the little wife at home
when she saw the husband, who had earned,
perhaps, $lB in two weeks and spent a large
portion of that on drink, commence another
week by coming up the stairs too drunk to
work. The people who write and read
elaborate articles on “How < file Can Live if
Economical, on $2,000 a Year,’’might study
such a case as this with profit. This par
ticular husband was, apparently, well led
and not badly clothed. How was that, done?
Let the selvers of deep domestic problems
The Fifteenth Annual Congress of the As
sociation for the Advancement of Women
which comes olf in New York next week
will be very largely attended. Tne session
will last for three days. Mrs. Julia Ward
Howe has served for some years as President
of the body, and the list of officers and
directors includes Professor Maria Mitchell,
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, Mrs. Edna I).
Cheny, Elizabeth B. Chase, Miss Francis C.
Willard, the llev. Antoinette Brown Black
well ; Miss Ada C. Sweet, Mrs. Imogene C.
Pales, Miss Mary F. Eastman. Mrs.
Frances E. W. Harper, Mrs. Emma
C. Bascom, of Wisconsin University, Dr.
Annie D. French, Elizabeth Boynton Har
bert and a long list of others. The health,
education and industrial progress of women
are the heads under which most of the
topics to be discussed can be included. The
organization grows steadily and its yearly
sessions call out some of the most thoughtful
women in the country. Extensive prepara
tions have been made to extend the hos
pitalities of tne city next week.
The life insurance agents have anew
wrinkle. When the ’’lady of the house”
gets home from the shopping expedition she
finds a neatly addressed circular awaiting
her. “Dear Madam.” it reads, “yours of the
—th received (‘Dear Madam’ has never
writted to the agent or heard his name, but
that don’t matter). You hud certainly
better induce your husband to insure his
life for at least the amount of the mortgage
(sometimes there is neither husband nor
mortgage, but oftener there is both as the sly
agent knows), so that if he should die the
amount of his policy would clear off the
incumbrance on the property. I should
advise you to favor a limited life assurance
in the ,on terms which you w ill
find given below, etc.” The ingenious un
candorof this appeal may not bring many
customers to the agents’ net, but it often
serves to make merry, or the reverse, the
heart of the receiver.
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher denies the
statement lately made that Mr. Beecher
was a Spiritualist. In a recent letter she
writes that they frequently attended
seances together, but never saw anything to
give them faith in spiritualistic manifesta
tions. It would have pleased Mr. Beecher,
she says, to believe that certain things were
true, but nothing was ever brought forward
that convinced his reason. None of the
family are Spiritualists, Mrs. Beecher says.
The tea gown is something that women
will never let go. The tea gown has come
to stay. The daintiest of these house robes
are male of the soft materials which will
flow in long folds of drapery. The tea
gown has revolutionized silks. A host of
silks are now woven for its especial behoof,
cobwebby stuff’s that yield in serpentine
lines to every motion of the figure. The
Corah silks and Victorias are favorites this
full, and next them rank the thinner
woolens in soft fairy textures as fine as the
looms can make them. There are exquisite
shades of color in cream white, pale water
green, apricot, seashell pink, old rose, old
blue, olive yellow and cameo reserved for
these half dress and wholly delightful gowns.
Pale terracotta opening over lace is an
autumn toilet. All the tea gowns revel in
flowing sleeves, and all of them use silk cord
girdles. ribbons and laces to their heart s
content. They are very feminine gowns and
| withal graceful, giving height to the figure
arid bringing out its good points. They may
| revolutionize evening gowns yet, for some
|of them are elaborate enough for the
j dressiest of dress occasions now, and all of
I them are so comfortable that the fact can t
i but have its influence in setting the fashions
for other styles of gowns. E. P. H.
Explaining a Kiss.
Gen. Rutherford, State commander of
I the Grand Army in Michigan, was bugged
and kissed by a veteran in St. !>>uis last
week in a manner that astonished the
crowd. The homage was explained by his
ardent admirer with the following story:
“Over twenty years ago, when my captain
was killed, this was the man who rescued
the body anil brought it back to our lines
after two companies had lieeu sent to bring
it and had id ; repulsed. It’s an act I'll
love him for as long as I live:" and he again
grasped the General s band and strode off
with him, wnile the crowd, which a mo
ment Is fore was looking on laughing, sig
nified its approval by cheers. The event
alluded to occurred In February, IBtV5, oil
toe Jerusalem plank road, near Richmond,
when Gen. Rutherford was commander of
the 189th New York. The officer killed,
and whose body Gen. Rutherford, with a
skirmish line of fourteen men rescued, was
A sc it in Paterson. N. J., developed the
charge that one grave had been sold to three
different purchaser and used by each for burial
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OFFICIAL MORTF \lt V REPORT.
Of the City of Savannah fop the Week End
ing Friday, Oct. 7. I**7.
Whites. Hl'ksiS CTd
c.t,,. < >ver I'n- Over Un-
Causes of Death. ]0 , lt , r 10 K , (1 ,. r 10
Brain, congestion of 1
Bronchitis, acute 1 !...
Catarrh, intestinal. 1
convulsions, infantile 1:. ..
Debility ... ... 11...I 1 ... ...
Dropsy, general 1 ..... 1 ... I. .
Fever, congestive .. . 1 . . .. ...
Fever,malarial. . l 1... J...
Fever, malarial,typho 1
Heart disease 1 . ... j ..............
Laryngitis icuto . 1
Liver, cirrhosis of . 1 . ...!...j...
Miarasmus 1 . l|
Meningit is . . lj..
Pneumonia ..j .. ..J;.. ..l
Spasms | ...1 ...j. 1 ...
Tetanus, caused by
cancer j... j,..!... I|. 1 ... j...
Trismus nascentium !...] 1,...
Undefined 1 ... ... ...
Total, 6 l l 8 2 8 8 8
Deaths in city--Whites. 11; blacks and col
ored. 11; total. 22. Exclusive of still births,
whites. 1; blacks and colored, 1. Premature
births, blacks and colored, 2.
Whites. Colored. H
Ages. | ! |
M. F. M. !F. &
U nder 1 year j j 1 11 2
Bet ween 1 and 2 y iar* ... | 2 | 2
B *t ween 2 and 5 years 1 12
Betweensand 10years . ) 1 1 ■ lj 14
Between 10 and 20 years. .. j.... 1 j 1
Between 20 and 30 years... j 3 1 | 4
Between 30 and 40 years.. 1 j 1:2
Between 40 and f><) years... 1 1 1 2
Between 00 and To years... j 1 ... 1 j 2
Bet ween HO and 90 years... j . j.... I 1 1 1
Total j t| 4|_ 51 6V22
Population—Whites. 24,675; blacks and col
ored. It), 111; total. 15.786.
Annual ratio per LOX) population for week—
Whites, 21. ;; blacks ami colon*,). go.
j. t. McFarland, m. n„
FK EIGHT RATES.
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF GEORGIA?
CampbeliAV allace, Chairman,)
L. N. Trammell,
Alex. S. Erwin, |
A. C. Briscoe, Secretary
Ati.anta, Ga., October 4th, 1887.
CIRCULAR NO. 92.
TARIFF OF GEORGIA MIDLAND AND GULF
/ \N and aft*r the twentieth (20) day of Octo
‘ " bur, ihht, tne Georgia Midland and Gulf
Railroad Company will I*s allowed to charge for
th<*tr.iiisi>ortation of freight and iiassengers as
To classes 1. 2. 3,4, 5,6, A, E, O, II and R add
twenty-live (25) per cent.
To cott >n (class J) and fifteen (15) per cent.
For fertilizers L. C. L. add twenty (20) per
cent, to c lass K. *
For fertilizers C. L. of not less than
tons of 2.000 1 hnjiids each, add twenty (20) per
cent, to class M.
To all other classes apply Standard Tariff.
("lass A [three (8) cents per mile].
By order of the Board.
L. N. TRAMMELL, Chairman pro tera.
A. C. Briscie, Secretary.
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF GEORGIA.
Campbell Wallace, Chairman, i
L. N. Trammell, > Commissioners
Alex. S. Erwin. )
A. C. Briscoe, Secretary.
Atlanta, Ga., October 4th, 1887.
CIRCULAR NO. 93.
CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION.
ON am) after October 15th, 1887. tho following
changes in the Commissioners' classification
will take effect:
Carriages, buggies or trotting wagons,
L. C. L.—K I), boxed or well crated,
value not to exceed sls p-r 100 tbs,,
in ease of total loss, for which car
rier is liable Dll
Carriages, buggies or trotting wagons,
L. C. L.—K I), boxed or well crated,
value over sls per 100 lbs., in case of
total lost, for which carrier is liable. D1
Barley any quantity i ■ 1)
By order of the Board.
L. N. TRAMMELL, Chairman pro tern.
.A C. Briscoe, Secretary.
IS. P. Ills
IS NOW PREPARED TO EXHIBIT HER
Comprising all the latest novelties.
SHOWCASES Sir CASES
ARTISTIC STORE FIXTURES. CABINET
WORK, CEDAR CHEST. State Wants. Ask
for Pamphlet. Address TERRY SHOW CASE
CO.. Nastmlie, Tonu.
JEFFERSON.—The friends and a.-quamtance
of Mrs. Rosa JKrrr rsos and R. Jefferson are
invited to attend the funeral of the former from
her late residence, at the corner of Wheaton
and Reynolds streets, at 3 o'clock THIS (Mon
day i AFTERNOON.
ABRAMS.—Died, Sunday morning, at 11:30
o'clock, J. J. Abrams Notice of his funeral
will appear in Tuesday'* pajier.
(AI.VVTIIK LODGE XO. K. OF P.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will
be held THIS (Monday) EVENING at 8/3
o'clock, in New Pythian Hall.
The third rank will be conferred.
Members of other Lodges cordially \2fiffojir
Invited. J. GARDNER, C. C.
Wit, Fapcoxeb. K. of R. and S.
lieKALB LODGE, XO. I. O. O. F.
A regular meeting will be held THIS (.Monday)
EVENING at 8 o'clock.
There will Ire an Initiation.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
are cordially invited to attend.
By order of H. W. RALL, N. G.
John Riley, Secretary.
SAVANNAH LODGE XO. 817, I. O. B. B.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will be held
THIS (Monday) EVENING at 8 Busi
ness of importance. By order of
Richard Robinso.v, Secretary.
GERMAN FRIEXOLV SOCIETY.
The regular monthly meeting will be held
THIS (Monday) EVENING, in Turner’s Hall,
at H o'clock. XV. SCHEIHING, President.
A. Heller, Secretary.
S., F. AND XV. AND C. AND S. RVIL
XV \YS EMPLOYES’ MITTAL BELIEF
Attend a regular quarterly meeting in the
Long Room of the General Office on MONDAY
EVENING, Oct. 10th. 1887, at 7:30 o'clock stand
ard time. A full attendance is requested. By
order F. EUGENE DURBEC, President.
Attest: C. W. Keooh, Secretary and Treas’r.
XX OB KIN G-MEN'S BENEVOLENT ASSO
( I YTIO.Y
Attend a special meeting at your hall THIS
(Monday) EVENING at 7':A) o'clock. Bv order
THOMAS KEENAN, President.
J. T. Fitzhenery, R. S.
A Mass Meeting of the ('ifizens of Savannah
will be held at MAS< >XIC II.VLL, comer of Lib
erty and Whitaker streets, MONDAY NIGHT at
8 o’clock, to give expression of their sentiments
regarding the purchase by the United States
Treasury Depart ment of part of the Oglethorpe
Barracks property as the site for the new Post
Office and Court Rooms. The meeting will be
addressed by Hon. Thomas M. Norwood and
others. The presence of every citizen of Savan
nah is desired.
11l ItGLAK ALARM AND DISTRICT
An adjourned meeting of the stockholders of
the above cumpany will be held at Metropolitan
Hall on TUESDAY EVENING, Oct. 11. 1887, at
8 o'clock. J. H. ESTILL, Chairman.
I. G. Haas, Secretary.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices" will be charged f t 00 a Square each
MISS CUNNINGHAM will reopen her Kin
dergarten on MONDAY, 17th OCTOBER, at
her residence, New Houston street, two doors
west of Bull.
and resumed practice.
DR. HENRY & COLDI.NG.
Office comer Jones and Drayton streets.
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
British steamship BAYLEY, whereof Child
is Master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS A SONS. Consignees..
NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.
CITY TREASURER'S OFFICE, 1
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 1, 1*377 (
The following taxes are now due:
REAL ESTATE. Third Quarter, 1887.
STOCK IN TRADE, Third Quarter, 1887.
FURNITURE, ETC., Third Quarter. 1887.
MONEY, SOLVENT DEBTS, ETC., Third
Also GROUND RENTS iu arrears for two or
A discount of TEN PER CENT, will be al
lowed upon all of the above (except Ground
Rents) if paid within fifteen ileus after Oct. 1.
C. S. HARDEE, City 'Treasurer.
tiif: xiokm.xu neyvs
STEAM FRIXTIXfI IIOISE,
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
and carries a full stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing tbeU orders •broad. J. H. ESTILL
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia. Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. SIOO
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D„
Pharmacist. Savannah. Oa.
) niui CASES this season pack. TOMA
A,l|WUtok\ corn. OKRA and TOMA
TOES, PINE APPI.ES. etc.
eon HAi.r. by—
C. M GILBERT & CO.,
I>EARS', RIEGER’S, COLGATE'S, CLEAV.
1 MR S, EECKELAER’S. RAYLEY’S, LU
KIN’S, PKMBI.E’SMEDICATED just received at
OCTOBER 10, 11 AND 13.
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT OF AMERICA'S
Mrs. D, P. Bowers,
Mr. HENRY AVELING
And her own company, in the following select
MONDAY. OCT. lOyh. QUEEN ELIZABETH.
TUESDAY, MADAME CRCESUS.
WEDNESDAY MATINEE. LADY AUDLEY S
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, QUEEN ELIZABETH.
"Mrs. D. IV Bowers* of the ex
acting role of “Elizabeth" is a marvel to our
older theatre-goers and a revelation to the
younger onefc."-A err York Trtbu:ic.
Seats on sale at Davis Bros," Oct. Bth.
Next attraction, Toni Keene, Oct. 20. 21. and 22.
BOYS* < LOTH I NO, ( IRPETK, ETC.
We have just received and
put in our well lighted and
conveniently arranged Ju
venile Clothing Department
about 2,000 as lovely, charm
ing and aristocratic suits as
can be found in any house
south of New York. They
have been carved out in all the
severely fashionable and ad
vanced styles, Stripes, Checks,
Plaids, Mixtures, Silk^kfleets.
Tweeds, Worsteds, Tricots,
and many other finest import
ed materials, in nearly every
shape and combination imagi
nable. Pieces of these tailor
made, perfect - fitting and
luxurious suits are, for the bet
ter grades, $0 50, $7 50,
$8 50, $9 and $9 50.
We show in laram varietv
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fully 500 of the identical styles
in not so tine (but just as du
rable) Suits for dress, school,
play and every-day wear at
prices for same superior quali
ties: $2 50, $3, $3 50, $4,
$4 50 and $5.
Ladies, we’d be pleased to
have you see our immense and
magnificent display of Boys’
and Children’s Suits. Mend
ing pieces and extra buttons
go free with nearly all our
Tapestry and Ingrain
DURING THE ENSUING WEEK.
One lot Tapestry Carpets
at 75c. per yard.
One lot*3-Ply All Wool Car
pets at 90c.
One lot All Wool Extra-
Supers at 60e.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
55c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
50e. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
40c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at
25c. per yard.
50 rolls fresh Canton Mat
ting, ranging price from 20c.
to 50c. per yard.
I ['OR SALE, Old Newspapers, lust the thing
for wrappers, only l<> cents a hundred, -joo
for 25 cents, at the business office.
DRV GOODS, ETC.
Fall aid Winter Goods
tola & Daws,
B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
137 BROUGHTON STREET.
ON MONDAY MORNING
We will exhibit the latest novelti s in
Foreign and Domestic Dress Goods,
Black and Colored Silks,
Black Cashmeres and Silk Warp Henriettas,
Black Nun’s Veiling,
Suitable for Mourning Veils.
Mourning Goods a Specialty,
English Crapes and Crape Veils,
Embroideries and Laces.
Irish Table Damasks, Napkins and Towels of
th<* best manufacture, and selected especially
with a view to durability. Counterpanes and
Table Spreads, Cotton Sheetings, Shirtings and
Pillow Casings in all the best brands.
Hosiery, Gloves. Handkerchiefs—Regularly
made French and English Hosiery for ladies
and children. Balbriggan Hosiery, Gentlemen's
and Boys’ Half Hose, Ladies’ Black bilk
Hosiery, Kid Gloves.
Indies’ and Gentlemen's Linen Handker
chiefs in a great variety of fancy prints, and
full lines ui hemmed-stitched and plain hem
med White Handkerchiefs.
Gentlemen's La undried and Unlaur.driod
Shirts. Bays’ Shirts. Gentlemen’s Collars and
Cuffs. Ladies" Collars aud Cuffs.
Corsets-Imported and Domestic, in great
variety, and in the most graceful and health
Vests—Ladies’, Gentlemen's and Children's
Vests in fall an 1 winter weights.
Parasols—The latest novelties in Plain and
< irders—All orders carefully and promptly
executed, and the same care and attention
given to the smallest as to the largest commis
sion. Samples sent free of charge, tyid goods
guaranteed to be fully up to the quality shown
Sole agent for McCALL'S CELEBRATED
BAZAR GLOVE-FITTING PATTERNS Any
pattern sent post free on receipt of price and
CROIIAN & ROONER.
Of bogus bargains are every day happening
in the sphere compared or Fancy Goods
dealers, but where unceasing energy
and eternal pluck is brougnt into
requisitio •, low prices will
knock them out of sight
and remain master of
the situation; so
Sweeping down the mountain side, we scatter
before us all this opposition on these favorite
Each piece tailor-made, glove fitting, and lead
BIG .JOB LOT. Ladies’ all wool, Boucle Jer
seys. in Black, Brown, Navy, only 75c. each;
\V< Util $1 50.
75 DOZEN. Ladies'Black brilliant wool Jer
seys. pleat backs; a grand bargain. Si each;
worth fully Si 75.
50 DOZEN Ladies' Black brilliant wool Jer
seys. vest front, box-pleat back; a startler, for
t each: worth fully $2.
12 DOZEN Ladies' Black brilliant wool Jer
sevs: a superb article, with box-pleat back, oJj
>1 50 each: w rt h fully $2 25.
35 DOZEN Ladies best brilliant Black woo.
Jerseys, Fedora fronts and box pleat back, only
$2, rarely sold elsewuere under $3.
Grand Additions of New Millinery
by Every Steamer.
NEW KID GLOVES! NEW KID GLOVES!
At Lowest Prices.
New Fall and 'Winter Goods in every Depart
MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED.
Tlie Savannah Academy
Will open its Nineteenth Annual Session on
MONDAY, the 3d of October.
Instruction given fn Ancient and Modern
Languages, Mathematics and English.
Catalogues at all of the book stores.
Office hours from Ba. m. to 5 p. m., commenc
ing the ith.
JOHN TALIAFERRO, Principal.
CHARLES W. BAIN, Univ.Va,,First Assistant.
University of Georgia.
P. H. HELL, I). I)., LL. 0., Chancellor.
r pHE 87th pension of the Departments at Ath-
I ens will begin Wednesday, OctoVer 5, 1887.
TUITION FREE, except in Law Department.
Secretary Board of Trustees.
l. a. McCarthy,
Successor to Chas. E. Wakefield,
rUMEII, GAS and STEAM Film
48 Barnard street, SAVANNAH, UA>