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FRAMES BURST OUT IN THE VES
SELS LOWER HOLD
Tire Crew Asleep ‘n the Forecastle
and Nearly Stifled by the Smoke -
The Vessel Three-fourths Loaded and
Preparing to Go to Sea Over 4,000
Bales on Board—Fighting the Flames
at a Disadvantage.
A few minutes before 1 o'clock this morn
ing an aiarm of fire was turned in from
bo* No. 6, at the gas house, by Policeman
Sullivan. The fire proved to be in the cot
ton cargo of the British steamship llughen
den lying at Gordon’s wharf loading for
The crew was asleep in the forecastle
when the apartment suddenly tilled with
smoke. The ship's ear) enter was the fiist
to discover the fire, and jumped out of his
bunk nearly stifled and rushed on deck and
gave the alarm. The watchman on board
the ship went ashore and notified Policeman
Sullivan, who turned in the box.
In the meantime the crew, in charge of
the first mate, began work. The donkey
pumps were started, mid a stream of water
was turned into the hold, the tire beiug
located about amidships, just aft the main
hatch. It burned furiously, and the smoke
poured out, of the hatches as it it had been
going on forsome tunc. The department was
promptly at work, and by 1 o'oldhk four en
gines were playing on the vessel. About
half an hour later the tug Forest City
•teamed alongside and began throwing
From the volume and intensity of the
smoke it looked as if tin- vessel would ha veto
be filled. She is a double-decked ship, the
decks being of iron. The fire, so fur as
could be learned, is in the lower hold, as the
stevedores were just “rolling off " between
decks, and there was not much cotton there.
The vessel had about 4.500 bales stowed and
expected to be ready to sail next Monday.
She is lying on the outside of the British
steamship Kate Fawcett. The Hughenden
is 1,15:4 tons net register, and belongs to tho
Hudson Shipping Company, of West Hartle
Flames on a Lighter
About 9 o'clock last night a lighter load
of cotton lying between the Merchants’ and
Miners’ Transportation Company's wharf,
and the Lower Press was observed by the
watchman on the wharf to be in flames. A
line of hose was run out from the wharf and
was attached to a fire-plug and began
playing on the burning cotton. The stream
was kept, on until 2 o’clock this morning.
The lighter's cargo was some of the dam
aged cotton taken out of the British steam
STARTED FROM A MATCH.
A Parlor Match Ignited by a Truck
Starts a Conflagration.
There was a narrow escape yester
day morning from a disastrous lire on Gor
don’s wharf. A negro was pushing a truck
before him with a liale of cotton on it when
the wheel of the truck mu overall innocent
looking little parlor match, which someone
had dropped on the wharf. It exploded
with a whip-like report. Tile negro (laid no
attention to it but continued on Ins way.
The ignited match set fire to a bale of cotton
neur by, hot fortunately the fire was seen
by Mr. William Haupt, who rushed
up to the bale and threw
his ' coat over it. smothering tho
flames. The burning bale was then dragged
1o the odee of the wharf and dumped over
board. It was fortunate that the blaze
was discovered as soon as it was, as the
whnrt was strewn with cotton, and the
burning bale would soon have communi
cated with other-, and a conflagration
would have resulted.
AN EYE FOR DIAMONDS.
How a Tricky Negro Tried to Do Up
a Broughton Street Jeweler.
About tPn days ago a negro man went
Into Sternberg's and bought a si!s watch,
for which he paid cash. He returned yes
terday and asked to he shown some dia
mond studs. Mr. Sternberg -bowed him a
tray of studs, and while he was examining
them lie asked Mr. Sternberg to change n
M 1 bill. Mr. S.omberg 1 ur;r*d his back to
pet the change, nn.i alien he looked at the
tray again one of the studs was missing.
II walked around the counter and told the
negro to hand out the diamond or he would
go to jait The negro a-ked if he would lie
prosecut'd 'f he returned the stone, and
->ir. Sternlierg mid no; so it was handed
over and the fellow went hi- way in peace.
LANDED BEHIND THE BARS.
Norris Thompson Erought Back From
South Carolina and Jailed.
Norris Thompson, the negro who escaped
from Sohumati's convict camp earl} in
1 September, aid was raptured ill Charleston
n week ago and held for u reipiisition, was
brought hr ; to Savannah last night by Mr.
George \YI; In k and lodged in jail. Thonip
ton ims rvd but. iwo months of hi* sen
tence, ii,n a ii •ias he lias worked out the
other ten m- will lie tried on another charge.
His month's freedom will hardly conqien
sate him lor the double term he will be like
ly to serve on account of his liehavior.
Thompson is a desperate negro, and is dis
posed to maae t rouble whenever he can.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
The only arrest made yesterday was that
of Tom Fognrt v
Golden Rule I /idge. No. 12, I 0. O. F.,
meets this evening.
The Pulaski l>oun Association will hold
its monthly meeting to-night.
The German Fire Company will hold a
special meeting Thursday night.
The first, hop of tho Stantard Club this
keason will lie given at Armory Hall to
Brick pavements are lieing laid in Ogle
thorpe square. This improvement will be
appreciated by the pedestrians who uso
The sixty-fifth monthly meeting oltbo
Mercnants and Mechanics’ Loan Associa
tion will be held to-night ut the secretary's
nffioe, lis Bryan street.
Several hats were won and lost on the re
tult of Monday night’s mass meeting con
renting the purchase of tbe barracks prop
erty for a public building site.
The Youths' Historical Society will give
Its first entertainment of the season at Ma
ui nic Hall Wednesday evening, Oct. 19. The
programme will consist of recitations, the
presentation of the quarrel scene from
•Inlius Caesar, and a two act drama entitled
“All's Well that, Ends Well.”
Delayed by a Wreok.
The Atlanta night express on the Central
tailroad, due in Savannah at 6:15 a. m.,
was six hours late yesterday, and did not ar
rive until after noon. A derailed freight
train at tbe 132d mile post was tho cause of
tho delay. The daj- express, duo here at 5
?. m., w as noarly two hours late.
Xouquet, Atkinson s new perfume. This
uperb distillation sweetly recalls fragrant,
iwias flowers. Bright jewels in a setting of
, GIVEN UP BY HIS BONDSMAN.
| Col. Anderson Taken to Jail, But After
j wards Removed to the Hospital.
I (ML Clifford Anderson rm on the street
again yesterday morning, and he was still
I in the excited, almost frenzied condition in
j which ho has been for some days past. He
! carried a heavy stick, and the breast pocket
of liis coat bulged out in nuoh a way that
everyone w ho saw him thought he carried a
pistol. He liad not been down town long
before he found his way to the post office.
He said lie went there to buy some stamps,
but he lingered fora long time, and some
of his friends were afraid be would renew
his attack upon Capt. Lamur. as he contin
ued to tail- in an excited manner about
Savannah being too small to hold them both
until they hud met at ten paces. His friends
I tried to jiersiiaile him to leave the post
office, but he would not go.
Finally his brother, Maj. George Ander
son. who was his liondsmau, led him to
Justice Waring Russell's office, where he
surrendered him to the Magistrate, saying
that he was not in a condition to obey the
bond. Tho Justice told Col. Anderson that
it was an exceedingly unpleasant duty to
perform, but he would be forced to send
him to jail.
“I don't want to go to jail,” replied Col.
Anderson. “I don’t like it. I'll go to Beau
lieu and stay for a week if you want me to,
but, I don't want to go to jail.”
‘‘l have no discretion in the matter,
Colonel.” replied the Justice. ‘ I regret ex
ceedingly that I inii- t send you there, but I
have it' to do. People say that you are
armed anti that you are waiting for a chance
to kill Capt. Lamar.”
“It’s false. 1 am not, armed. I insist
upon being searched," he replied.
Detective Wetherhorn, who was present,
searched him and found that what seemed
to lie a pistol was a bottle of cologne.
“What, are you carrying that fort” asked
“To bathe m v head with," was the reply.
A carriage was then sent for and Col.
Anderson and Detective Wetherhorn drove
out to the jail, the ('olonel saving that if he
must go he must, and ho would not ofi'erany
resistance. He was given the large room at
the jail and a comfortable mattress and pil
low were sent down from the barracks for
him to sleep on. He was comfortably
situated, and his friends saw that he was
well cared for. Late last, night he was re
moved to the Savannah Hospital.
THE LATE J. J. ABRAMS.
Action of the Bar The Deceased
A meeting of the Chatham county bar
was held in the Superior Court room yes
terday morning to take action in regard to
the death of J. J. Abrams. Hon. W. D.
Harden was made chairman and A. H. Mae-
Donell secretary. P. J. O’Connor, Esq.,
offered the following resolutions, which
weiji seconded by J. F. B. Beckwith, Esq.,
Reunlved, That inasmuch as many members
of our bar, who are most familiar with the life
and character of our deceased member, who
can best sjieak of bis abilities as a lawyer and
qualities of heart, are absent from the city at
the present time, that a committee of five be
appointed by the chairman to prepare and sub
mit appropriate resolutions at the opening of
tho next term of the Superior Court, at which
time it is exjiected that those absent will tie in
attendance, and when proper respect wiU lie
paid to the memory of the deceased.
He it further resolved. That ttie members of
the bar now in the city are requested to attend
the funeral of their deceased associate in a
P. J. O’Connor, Esq., Hon. W. S. Chis
holm, Hon. R. E. I ester. R. R. Richards,
Esq., ninl J. F. B. Beckwith, Esq., were
appointed a committee to prepare resolu
tions to submit noon the opening of the De
cember term of the Superior Court.
Mr. Abrams’ funeral took tilace at 3:80
o'clock in the afternoon from the residence
of liis father, No. lit! Gaston street, and
was largely attended, the members of the
bar being present in a body. The interment
was in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
AT THE THEATRE.
Mrs. Bowers as “Madame Croesus”—
An Excellent Performance.
Mrs. D. P. Bowers gave a most intelligent
interpretation of the character “Madame
Desverennes,” in Ohnet's drama, “Madame
Criesus,” at the theatre last night. The
audience was not as large as it
would have been had the performance
been that of a minstrel company or the
“J-ozo." but it, was composed of a different
claw of people. Mrs. Bowers is an actress
of great power, and is deserving of better
patronage than she is having here.
The play in which she appeared
last night is from the French,
and while the dialogue is clear it is brimful
ofiiitriguewit.li the inei itable prefect of
police. “Mine. Criesu." i- the redeeming
character of the play, tic personification in
fact of all the v irtues in the decalogue.
She is a soi l of female "Monte t 'rislo," and
has millions to sustain her morals. The
villain *>t the play is, of course, ,*i prince,
the “Prince Merge Palmitic.” He is the
quintessence of sitnij fro id, and between
flic morals of the "Madame” and the gal
lantry of the "Prince,” all the girls in tho
pin;, lead somewhat precarious lives.
Mrs. Bowel’s’acting is dignified and fin
ished and withal natural. She completely
won her audience, and was applauded
again and again. At the end
of two acts site was recalled.
Her leading support. Mr. Henry Aveling,
Ms "Prince Merge I'amiine,' admirably sue
tainisi the part. Miss Alice Knirbrother
ns "Clairioe” and Miss Mittens Wi I let as
"Nadia,” were well received Mrs. Bowers
vs ill close her engagement to-day. She will
appear in “Lady Vudleys Secret" this
afternoon and to night will reappear in
THE BURGLAR ALARM CO.
Condition of Its Affairs -Election of
An adjourned meeting of the stock
holders of the Burglar Alarm and District
Telegraph Company was held last night at
Metropolitan Hall. There being a majority
of the stock reported present by the cont
liiittee appointed to report upon the same,-
the meeting was called to order by the
Chairman, Col. J. H. Estill. Mr. 1. G.
Haas. Secretary, lead the minutes of the
previous meeting, which, on mot ion, were
confirmed. The President and Treasurer,
Mr. Clay ton P. M filer, read hisaiintial report,
which showed that the business ot the com
|tnuv is steadily improving. The riqiort
was received and ordered to be spread upon
Messrs. (’. P. Miller, D. (t. Purse and John
M. Tyson were, on motion, appointed a com
mittee on by-laws.
The following gentlemen were nominated
and elected otticers for the ensuing year:
President and Treasurer— C. P. Miller.
Secretary—-I. G. Haas.
Directors—J. H. EMail, D. G. Purse, P.
IV. Meldrim nnd I. G. Haas.
A COOL WAVE COMING.
Mercury to Drop to Fifty Doprrees in
the Next Forty-eight Hours.
There is a high barometer area central
over Mhwourl and Kansas and extending
into the upper Mississippi Valley. It is
moving southeast, causing a rapid full in
the temperature, which dropped to the
minimum last night and was still falling
when the Inst report was received at 10
o'clock. The movement of the area is in
this direction and tile signal observers pre
dict a fall to 50 or lower within the next
l'orty-eight hours. The high barometer
urea is v ery well defined, nnd it is not prob
able that it will Is*diiisipat-d before reach
The most beautifully trimmed Bonnets
nnd Hal a Mt.uayer's. Opening l’liui’s
citu and Friday.
TOE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1887.
FOGARTY SHOWS FIGHT.
THE ASSAILANT OF DR. KIEFFER
TACKLES THE POLICE.
Officer Thorpe, of the Ocean Steam
ship Force Set Upon by the Young
Frogtown Bully- He Draws a Pistol
on the Policeman and Makes a Dash
at Him with a Knife.
Tom Fogarty, who is well known for his
assault upon Edward J. Keifer lost March,
is again under lock and key for having as
saults 1 Officer Thorpe, of the Ocean Steam
ship Coni pa i ij’ police, yesterday morning.
Ti;e assault was the result of a grudge
that Fogarty lias harbored against Thorpe,
because the latter was one of the officers
sent out to search for him when be disap
peared after shooting Dr. Keifer. Thorpe
hud lieen in the office of the General Man
ager of tho Central railroad, and had just
come out of the building when he met ft
friend. He stopped a moment to speak to
him, and while stnnding there he saw Fo
garty and two others on the sidewalk just
in front of St. Patrick's church. Tho officer
started across the street and Fogarty met
him half way, and asked him if he was the
who hail gone out to look for him when
INSULTING AN OFFICER.
“1 am no ,” replied the officer, “but I
was sent out to hunt you up.”
“Well, you are a ,” and Fogarty be
gan a string of the most violent abuse.
“I/iuk here, Fogarty,” said the officer,
“you have impoverished your old father by
your bad behavior, and T don’t want to get
you into any more trouble on his account,
but you must not call me such names.'’ He
then walked up to Fogarty’s friends and
told them that, they had better take care of
him, or he would have to take him to the
■ You can't do it, you ” said Fogarty,
“for I’m going to kill you.” He had a pis
tol in one hand and a knife in the other,
and, as he spoke, he struck the officer in the
chin, cutting a bad gash. The latter says
that he doe.-* not know whether he was hit
with the pistol or cut with the knife, but,
at any rate, he drew liis own pistol and
struck Fogarty in the head, knocking him
down. . Fogarty got up and again assaulted
the officer cursing like a sailor all
the time. A crowd collected, and tbe po
liceman called for assistance, but no one
would obey the summons: so he again struck
Fogarty, and again sent him to the ground.
Fogarty got up, and the officer caught him
and started to the barracks with him.
TAKEN CARF, OF BY HIS FRIENDS.
The knife and pistol were smuggled away
by someone in the crowd, but there are
two witnesses to swear that lioth weapons
were drawn on the officer. Fogarty went
along peaceably for some, distance, and then
he began to fight again. Thorpe called
to a lady who was standing in her
doorway and asked for a piece of rope with
which to tie his prisoner, but before it was
brought Fogarty succumbed, and he was
taken to the barracks without further
trouble. He was standing by Thorpe in the
of!ice while the policeman was making bis
statement to Sergt. Lee, when he turned
suddenly and struck Thorpe a
terrific blow in the throat. The
officer staggered but recovered himself,
and knocked Fogarty down again and he
was using him up pretty badly, when
Sergt. Lee ordered him to stop.
Fogarty was locked up on the charges of
cursing, abusing and stinking an officer
while in t he discharge of his duty, carrying
concealed weapons, and disorderly conduct
in the office of the police barracks.
NOT ANXIOUS FOR POSITIONS.
The Only Applicant for the Civil Ser
vice in Savannah Fails to Show Up.
Civil Service Examiner Montgomery
Gumming was in the city yesterday for the
purpose of examining applicants for posi
tions under tbe government. The examina
tion was not held, however, and when Mr.
Cumming was asked why, he said: “I went
to Norfolk expecting thirty-four applicants,
seventeen were on hand. 1 went to IVar
rensburg expecting twenty-eight, fourteen
appeared. 1 went to Charleston expecting
seventeen, eight were present, a little less
than half J only exjiected one here, and l
was wondering what he was going to do if
the proportion was carried out. He did not
come a! all, and that was a good deal less
than half. I am sorry that Savannah did not
furnish more applicants, for I am going to
Jacksonville from here, and then to Macon
and Augusta, and I am sure all three of
these places will furnish quite a number.”
RIVER AND HARBOR NOTES.
Happenings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The British steamship Naples dropped
down to the Lower Press yesterday to finish
discharging her damaged cargo.
Messrs. A. Minis A Sous cleared yesterday
the British steamship Suez for Reval, with
5,500 bales upland cotton, weighing 2,777,1J4
pounds, valued at $257,800.
The British steamship Amaryllis was
cleared yesterday by Messrs. A. Minis A.
Sons for Barcelona, with 4,000 bales of up
land cotton, weighing 2.208,ti1ts pounds,
valued at $20*5,275.
The British steamship Annie, (.’apt, Orm
ston, and the British steamship Sea tv Fell,
< apt.Stanhope, arrived in port yesterdav.
They are isvtii old traders hero and will
commence loading cotton immediately for
The old steamer City of Bridgeton, which
has been lying at the Georgia ami Florida
Inland Steamboat Company's wharf, was
taken in tow bv the tug Jacob Itrandow
nud started for Charleston yesterdav . The
steamer has been sold to parties in that
A sailor belonging to the British steam
ship York City was on a plank painting the
port side about the bow of the steamer yes
terdav In attempting to step from the
plank to the wharf the plank broke and fell
into the river. A board was thrown to him
aud he floated until he could lie pulled out.
Mrs. 11. (’. Wayne returned yesterday
from the North.
Mrs. T. 7j i/.iiiin and family returned yes
terday from the North.
Mr. R. 'l. Demere. who has been North
for two weeks, returned yesterday.
Judge W. W. Montgomery was a passen
ger on the Tallahassee, from New York,
I)r. J. \. Wegefarth, who has been ill at
St, Joseph's Infirmary for some time, left
yesterdav for Baltimore.
Marqucsa del Real Socorro. Nenorita
Veytia 1). de Mayor and T. Rigney, of
Cuba, are at the Pulaski House.
The Yery liev. Canon A. O'Donnell, of
St. Renis-on-the-Rioheheu. Canaria, was a
passenger on the steamer Tac.th i as, from
New York, yesterday. Ho will spend sev
eral weeks in Savannah.
Lung Troubles and Wasting
diseases can l*> cured, if properly treated in
time, as shown by the following statement
from 1). ('. Freeman, Sydney: “Having
lieen a great sufferer from pulmonary at
tacks, and gradually wasting away for the
past two years, it affords me pleasure to
testify that Scott's Emulsion of Cod Liver
Oil with Lime and Soda has given me great
relief, and 1 cheerfully recommend it to all
suffering in a similar way to myself. In
addition, I would say that it is very pleas
ant to take.”
Gloria, wears better than silk, for $2 50,
silver-tip s:t, gold-tip s•'! 50, Ginghams from
si upwic'd. all selling low to show our
patrons t ".at, we have moved to the north
ea.-t, cor r of Congress and Whitaker
WRECKED NEAR SAND FLY.
A City and Suburban Train Derailed on
the Montgomery Branch.
The incoming afternoon train on the City
and Suburban railway, due here at 2 o’clock,
was derailed yesterday a short distance
south of Sand Fly station, on the Mont
gomery branch. The train consisted of the
locomotive “J. S. Claghorn,” a flat
car and two coaches. The flat
car was totally wrecked. The
locomotive was considerably damaged, and
the front end of the forward coach was
The train was in charge of Conductor
Hahn, Engineer George Willett and Fire
man Ben Louden. The engineer and fire
man were in the cab, and the train was
running at the usual rate of speed. All at
once the engine gave a lurch Riid
and ropped between the rai Is rolling partly over.
Then it righted and began to tear over the
crossties, ripping up the track and twisting
the iron from the sleepers. The engineer
amt fireman both jumped and escaped un
injured, The flat car next to the engine
was jammed between the tender and the
forward coach and almost totally demol
There were not more than half a dozen
passengers on board, but they were shaken
up at a lively rate. Manager Bishop, of
the Telephone Exchange, was sitting in the
forward car and was pitched out of his seat
and his face was filled with broken glass.
Fortunately, however, he escapeduninjured.
As soon as the train came to a stop, the
passengers got out. and none were injured.
The track for thirty or forty yards was torn
up, and the wreck of the flat ear lay piled
upon the tender of the locomotive. The
track is laid on stringers, and had spread,
letting the engine drop lietween tho rails.
Some of the passengers remained at
the wreck, others walked to Sand Fly
station, and Manager Bishop started to
walk into the city. He reached Anderson
street about 3 o'clock and unfilled President
Johnston and Assistant Superintendent
Alley of the wreck. The outgoing train
was delayed until n force of hands could he
got together, and they were taken out by
Mr. Alley at 5 o'clock, anrl were set to work
clearing the track. Telephone messages
were sent to Montgomery, and carriages
were ordered to meet the outgoing train
at Sand Fly at 8 o'clock to transfer passen
gers. The train which left the city at 5
o'clock returned from the wreck at 8 and
went out again at 8:25, loaded with Beaulieu
and Montgomery people. President John
ston also went out to superintend the work
of repairing tie track, which he said would
be carried on all night, and he hoped to get
the 10:35 train this morning through all
tampa and quarantine.
Some Views From a Member of the
Sanitary Board on the Subject.
Savannah, Oct. 11.— Editor ATorning
News: I have been credibly informed that
a, considerable degree of anxiety exists in
the minds of many of our citizens as to the
prevalence of yellow fever at Tampa, Fla.,
and its possible introduction into this city,
and that no little unfavorable criticism has
been indulged against the Sanitary Board,
and myself in particular, for the reason that
no efforts have been made to prevent its
introduction. The foundation for that ap
parent indifference on the part of the Sani
tary Board has been attributed to the opin
ion entertained by myself, that practically
there is no danger to Tie apprehended this
season. Will you kindly favor me, as well
as the more apprehensive members of our
community, by stating that the sanitary
authorities have neither been careless nor
indifferent in this matter. The Health
Officer, Dr. .1, T. .McFarland, has manifested
bis usual diligence and wathfulness, and
has been in telegraphic communication with
the several towns connected with Tampa by
rail, and that he has recent advices from
both Uainesvillq and Jacksonville that refu
gees from Tampa are not allowed to pass
either of these places, thus practically oc
cupying the position of quarantine stations
for this city.
The authority of the city of Savannah in
matters pertaining to tin- public health does
not extend beyond the limits of Chatham
county, and the only additional precaution
which could be taken by our Sanitary
Board would iie to quarantine all trains on
the Savannah. Florida and Western railway
at the Ogee"l l ee river, so as to intercept any
refugee who perchance might evade or cir
cumvent the health authorities of Gaines
ville or Jacksonville. The absurdity of such
a course is patent to any reflecting person.
It would be equally sensible for the city of
Charleston to locate a quarantine at Yemas
Before concluding, Mr. Editor, you will
pardon me lor calling atten
tion to the fact that my best
endeavors ha > e always been exercised in
promoting the health and welfare of this
city, and that my best e.'forts are always
exercised i:t tho adoption of every reason
able precaution against the introduction of
epidemic, comagiousor infectious diseases.
The fact that not a single case of yeilow
fever has occurred in t his city since 1577,
which then was clearly traceable to a hiber
nation of the poison of the previous
season from IH7li, at least proves
that the Sanitary Board have not
been careless nor remiss in the discharge of
the responsible duties inqiosed upon them.
If. however, the public do not entertain
confidence in that body, as a member there
of, 1 will cheerfully yield the honor arid
emolument to any aspirant for such pre
ferment. * W. D in can, M. D.
A PUBLIC BUILDING SUGGESTION.
Why Not the Eastern Instead of the
Western Half of the Barracks Lot?
. Savannah, Ga.. Oct. 11. Editor Aforu
iin/ ,\'riivt. Wiiy is it that the majority of
the shareholders of the barracks property
do not lender to the government the eastern
portion of the lot.' It occurs to me if the
location for the government building must
be in that locality although I do not admit
it), the eastern half is as well located and as
desirable for tho purpose intended as the
western portion: in fact, more so, when we
take into consideration a southern and east
ern exposure is more comfortable for a
court room and post office than any other in
this climate. Thru, too, the vast (inference
in the prices of the western and eastern
parts is a milter for very careful consid
eration. This difference, amounting to
many thousand dollars, could be applied to
the building. Prune Spirit.
EVENTS IN CHARLESTON.
The Day’s Happenings in the Palmet
Charleston is making big preparations for
gala week, and one of the features will be
the trades' displav.whicli the merchants are
preparing to make a Hue. affair.
The new I niformed Division, Knights of
Pythias, .receutlv instil tiled in Charleston
by ( Imiicel'ior liavwirrl. has a membership
or forty It has just ordered its uniforms,
and its Hist parade will take place next
The First Brigade, South Carolina Na
tional Guard, has he-n without n General
for the past two mouths. Since the übsenco
of Brig. Cos. eiaiiKseii, who moved to
Washington about a year ago. Col. S. J.
lire lias L-on acting as commander of the
brigade. I" a letter to :i triend here tv short
time ago. however. Cm. Claussoi' stilted
that he had obtained :■ position in the Post
office department, ant had forwarded his
resignation as commander of the brigade to
Gov. Richardson about two months ago.
No successor has yet bom npp* anted by Gov.
Richardson, but it is tin general impression
in colored military circles that Col, Lee,
who is next, in command, will receive the
Don’t fail to attend Altmayer’s grand
opening Thursday and Friday.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale lii 11. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
EXPORTERS IX BIG LUCK.
TO BE PAID A “DRAWBACK” ON
IMPORTED JUTE BAGGING.
Two and One-Half Cents to be
Refunded by the Government on
Each Bale of Cotton Exported From
Savannah in Jute Covering—The Ex
porters' Treasure Trove.
Cotton exporters are counting on a big
bonanza from the “drawback" which they
will get from the government on jute bag
ging used as covering for exported cotton.
Raw jute imported in this country is sub
ject to a duty of $5 and $6 per ton, and the
return of this duty is what is termed
“drawback;” under the law all duties are
subject to drawback where the imported
material is again exported, less 10 per cent,
of the amount paid, which reverts to the
The exporters of cotton from the United
states were ignorant of this drawback until
Itiggs, Whiteley & Cos., of Washington,
took the matter in hand. They communi
cated with every exporter in the United
.States, anil appointed a legal representative
at each port to attend to the claims of ex
porters residing there.
GOING FOR THE TREASURY.
After having secured the prosecution of
the claims of nearly every exporter in the
United States they w ent before the Treasury
Department. So certain of success were
they that they contracted to carry the mat
ter to a tinal termination, without compen
sation, until the government actually paid
The law’ entitling the exporter of bags
used for covering cotton shipped to foreign
ports has existed since 18(15. but the regula
tion made by the Secretary of the Treas
ury required, before the exporter could re
ceive this drawback, first, to produce a cer
tificate from the Collector of tlie Port where
the jute was imported from; second, to pro
duce an affidavit from the manufacturer
and his foreman that the jute men
tioned in the certificate of the Col
lector of the Port was imported in
the raw form, and was the same
jute that was imported and manufactured
by them into bagging; third, the exporter
was required to make outh that the bagging
he exported was the same flagging men
tioned in the manufacturer’s and collector's
certificates where the jute was imported; in
other word', requiring continuous proof of
identity from the time that the jute
first lauded in this country in the raw state
until it was shipped by the exporter in the
shape of bagging around the bale of cotton.
No importer has ever attempted to com
ply with these regulations,jfor the reason that
it was almost impossible to furnish the
necessary proof, and being ignorant of the
existing law they failed to colleot the re
The provision absolutely prohibited any
claims for the drawbacks by exporters. To
correct this impression a circular was issued
on May 10, rescinding the provision.
The Collectors at the various ports are by
this circular authorized to accept entries for
claims for the drawback which were not
paid between June, 1885, and May, 1887. tho
period during which it was understood that
the right to make such claim was denied.
Henry McAlpin, Esq., represents the
Washington attorneys here, and be has se
cured tin- claims of nearly every exporter
in Georgia. A large number of them have
been tiled with the Collector of the port,
upon whom devolves the duty of deciding
what the amount of the drawback shall be.
3X C. PER BALE.
At Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston and
.Savannah —in fact at all of the South At
lantic ports —the average number of yards
of bagging to the bale is estimated at six
yards, and the average number of pounds
to the yard is two, making twelve pounds
of bagging subject to drawback.
There wore exported from this port,
through the Savannah custom house, from
June !!, 1885, to May 10, 1887, 886,000 bales,
which at about -We. per bale
will make a total of $““.000. There are
about a dozen exporters in Savannah and
they will realizajquite a sum from the result
of Riggs, Whitely & Co.’s enterprise.
NOT ALL EXPORTED HERE.
Of course all the cotton exported from
Savannah does not go through the custom
house here. A great deal of it Is shipped by
coastwise steamers to Baltimore. Philadel
phia, New York and Boston and passes
through the custom houses there so that a
great, many claims will have to be filed
From June 5, 1885, to May 19, 1887, is the
time for which all these claims have been
opened by the Secretary of the Treasury,
and the allowance on each hale of cotton
is :!e. Up to May 19, 1887, the drawbacks
have never been paid to the exporters, they
not attempting to enforce their rights in the
Treasury Department or in the courts of
the country tor the reason that they were
ignorant of llio fact that they were entitled
to them. L'nder the law’ exporters were en
titled to tho drawback, but. owing to tho
stringent regulations of the Treasury De
partment. requiring proof of identity from
the l ime the raw jute was imported, it was
impossible to comply with the regulation.
THE EXTORTERS ALL RIGHT.
The administration, recognizing the injus
tice done by requiring the exporters to tur
uisii proofs which it was impossible for
them to do in 'order to obtain their rights
under the la", modified the regulation in
the circular, which was issue ! -Mas IV, so as
to enable them to obtain the drawback, and
instructing the collect"!'.- of the several
ports to liquidate tor drawbacks upon such
evidence satisfactory to themselves as may
lie produced of the material facts, for the
purpose of ascertaining the drawback: pro
vided such interest and evidence "shall be
presented within one year from the date
thereof.' None of the claims which have
been tiled here have yet been liquidated,
but. Collector Wheaton said yesterday that
they will be paid as soon as complete evi
dence lias been secured and all the require
ments have been complied with.
LEARNINGS THE NEW LAW.
h ffect of the New Postal Regulation
The business public is rapidly becoming
acquainted with the new postal law. It has
been the custom here to send out large num
bers of pamphlets and circulars with various
instructions ami requests printed on the
wrapper.. This kind ot mutter has hitherto
been going as lourth-elass matter, but un
dcr the new postal regulations, which were
published in the Morning News some days
ego, it is now put tinder the head of first
class matter, and regular letter postage is
require!. Sv.pt. Oooledge. of the car
riers ami mailing deparlinem of the Savan
nah post office, is accumulating a pile of
fourth clas . matter which conies under I lie
law, and "ill he IjcJd for letter postage.
The isist, orti.-e authorities an' allowed no
choice in Hu* matter. The law is perfectly
clear. Section itiilof the postal regulations
for I t?M, founded upon the A t of Congress
of March •'!, IVi V. explains the whole sub
ject. That section says that, the words:
•’Please send out" Post up," and others of
similar character, written or printed upon
the wrappers of circulars, causes them to
come unde** the class o' llrst-cl; ss mail mat
ter. on which regular p i.wge must bo paid.
Nothing! allowed on wrappers of lonrth
olnss matter, except, the address of the per
son to whom it is sent, and tho name and
addle s of the person who sends it, pre
ceded by the word “from."
See Vlt.mayer’a Cloaks at o|Kwiing Thurs
day and Friday. Prettiest ever seen in Sa
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by it. B. t assels, corner Taylor and
East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Look at Altmayer’a lovely Dress floods at
oitening Thursday and Friday.
I | Indications for Georgia, South
FAIR Carolina, Eastern and Western
I I Florida: Cooler, except slightly
> warmer in north Georgia, fresh to
brisk northerly winds, fair weather.
North Carolina; Slightly warmer, fair
weather, light to fresh northwesterly winds,
brisk on coast.
Comparison of mean temperature at Karan
nah,;Oct. 11 18S7, and the tneau of same day for
j Departure j Total
Mean Temperature from the j Departure
1 Mean Since
for 15years Oct. 11, V.j --or |Jan. 1,1887.
b 9 0 1 75 0 ! 6.0 | H.o_
Comparative rainfall statement:
~ . Departure Total
Mean Daily Amount fro “ n lhtJ Dcoallul . 9
Amount for for ■ Maau . gj nca
lb Yeats. |Oct. 11, 'B7.J or _ j Jall , 1(337,
~i~ j 00 I— .13 | 12.84
Maximum, temperature 85. minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
lo’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta timei
was 6.2 feet—a rise of 0.1 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing 6 p. m., Oct. 11. 1887. 75th Meridian
Districts. I Average.
Max.' Min. Rnin
‘ I tions. Temp Temp fall.
7. Atlanta 11 78 jSBI 00
2. Augusta 12 84 60 .00
8. Charleston 8 86 62 ! .00
4. Galveston 18 78 60 .08
5. Little Rock 18 1 78 j 50 .01
6. Memphis 19 76 , 52 .08
7. Mobile 6 j 82 | 54 | *T
8. Montgomery 6 so 60 00
9. New Orleans 11 ! HI I 68 I .00
10. Savannah 11 I 88 62 00
11. Vicksburg 5j 7 6 58 *T
12. Wilmington 8 82 62 [ .00
Averages .... 1 . .
*T denotes tnm of rainfall.
Observations taken at the some moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Oct. 11. 3:86 p. m.. city time.
Portland 44 NW 1 ..!.... 1 Cloudy.
Boston 46 N Cloudy.
Block Island 48 N . .01 Cloudy.
New York city ... 50 NW j.. | Fair.
Philadelphia 50 N ' ...[Cloudy.
Detroit 401 N j ; Clear.
St. Vincent j 42! S J. —[Cloudy.
Washington city 48.... j . 01 Cloudy.
Norfolk ! 56 N I 61 .02 Cloudy.
Charlotte i 56| N j 8: .OSjClotidy.
Titusville 76 8 W 5j .06 Cloudy.
Wilmington 60 N E 12i Cloudv.
Charleston 74 W 1 6 [Cloudy.
Augusta 70 N 8j... Cloudy.
Savannah 76 Wj 6: [Clear.
Jacksonville 74 E !.. —|Clear.
Cedar Keys 78 f | 6 1 Clear.
Key West | 80 E !l2; . . Fair.
Atlanta ; 50 NW. 1 4 .. \ Clear.
Pensacola | 66 N >lß;....'Clear.
Mobile... I 64 N 20j Fair.
Montgomery I 60 N 6.. Clear.
Vicksburg ! 54|N F. .. Clear.
New Orleans j6BN 21 [Clear.
Shreveport 56 N ].. [Clear.
Fort Smith j 50! N j..| . ..[Clear.
(Jalveston j 68[N E. 28;.... Clear.
Corpus Christi | 66 NWI2 ... i Cloudy.
Palestine 56j N! 6 [Clear.
Brownesville 66! Nl6 [Cloudy.
RioOrande | j |
Knoxville 54 NW .. Clear.
Memphis 52 NW . j Clear.
Nashville 58 NW!.Clear.
Indianapolis in NW OFClear.
Cincinnati 41 NW Clear.
Pittsburg 46 N .. .02'Raining.
Buffalo 42 NW T* Clear.
Cleveland I 46 N '. T* Fair.
Marquette 88 W . T* Cloudy.
Chicago. 40 NW . T * j clear.
Duluth 36NWj..i Clear.
St. Paul 381 W [..1 ... Clear.
Davenport 40[NWI.. j Clear.
Cairo 46 NW Clear.
St. Louis 46[NWL. .... Clear.
1 .eavenworth... . 40[ N L. Clear.
Omaha 4218 W' Clear.
Yankton 38 N E Clear.
Bismarck 46, S Clear.
Dead vood 46 8 W .... Clear.
(tieyenne 44 8 W Clear.
North Platte 40 S'.! .Clear.
Dodge City 46 NW! Clear.
Santa Fe 14 SW .. .Clear.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
U. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Cheaper Rates to Atlanta.
Platshek’s, 158 Broughton street know
that the multitude of ladies going to Atlan
ta want anew hat of some sort, so wish
them to know that their entire line of Fall
Hats, trimmed and untrimmed, is now open,
and prices are put down for the occasion.
We want our fair sex to show up well where
they are going, and offer astounding induce
ments this week to help them doit. Over
.550 magnifirant Parisian Trimmed Hatsand
Bonnets, intended to be shown only on our
opening days of a near date, will be put on
sale at once, to further our desire amt please
the ladies, for we know from past experience
it's only al our establishment can you secure
a pretty, becoming hut at a very low price,
so avail yourselves of so rare an opportunity
and respond at once. Gratefully yours,
Millinery and Fancy Goods Dealer.
A Big Crop of Weddings.
Reliable rumor predicts a greater than usual
number of weddings during the fall and winter
season, an indication of prosperity surely. We
are in proper trim for just such occasions, and
would a-k personal inspection of the multitudi
nous articles. ornamental and decorative, with
which our storerooms are crowded. We point
with pleasure to our immense array of Solid
Silver ami Plated Ware suitable for wedding
presents, rare Vases, elegant (dorks, handsome
Statuary, and brie t hr,i>* generally. € >nc line
of bronze ornament, is brilliant in itself, and
throughout may be found a thousand valuable
novelties suitable and appropriate as souvenirs
and kee)tsakes. In Diamonds, Jewelry and
Watches. It. is impossible in limited spare to
speak intelligibly, outlier it to say that not
even the famous "Tiffany's" can outrival ns tn
I reality and careful select ionof imrstork. Prices
have been made to suit Hie times, and v offer
our representative -took on its merits, and stake
our reputation on the result. Our engraving
department is carefully conducted, and all work
iu this line is artistically executed. We are
always pleased to snow visitors through our
stock, even though they mav not is* ready to
buy. as we feel that our establishment is one of
the 'sights' of the cltjr, audit is always “exhi
bition day’’ to the public. Respect full v,
M. Stern H mien 157 Broughton street.
CROCKERY' AND GLASSWARE.
James S. Silva & Son. Lyons Block,
Me wish to remind housekeepers, when
replenishing Ihoir hoii'chold goods, thal al
our store ent: Is'found a choice assortment
of plain am! fancy China and Glassware
more varied and complete than over before.
\t e keep all the liltle conveniences and
latest novelties so sought after by tho ladies.
TO KEEP VOL' WAIXM
We have Kerosene Stoves, Coal Hods. Coal
Vases, Fire Dug-,. Fenders. Shovels and
Tongs, Pokers. Blower Stands, etc.
Remember in see us when in need of any
thing in our line
Mas. S. Silva & Son. j
Boys' Blue Hats for 25c.
“The Famous” bar removed to 144 Con- !
gross street, northeast corner of Whitaker. J
In order to call attention to the removal '
will sell attire Boy's Blue Hat or Polo Cap! 1
lor TiVv. lvnee Pants, age I to 15, for .'ioe to
etc., Suits, lto 15. for 82 .50. Also „ ,-ed'ue
tion in prices on all our Men's and Youths’
Clothing. Got the prices of any of
our competitors, then come to se
us and you will lie convinced
that we ran sell any grade suit
wanted at a saving of •> 50 to $5 00. as we
manufacture our clothing, and sell t hem at I
puces our competitors buy them at
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Puritv,
Strength and Wbolesomeness. More economy
cal than the ordinary kind, and cannot he sold
in competition with the multitude of low real
short weight alum or phosphate powders So’d
nit h/ in runs. Royal Baking Powder Cos., 11V5
Wall street. New York.
LUDDF.N ,fe liATES S. Mil '
Educated, Accomplished, Polished!
COMING .1* RULE!
a\'cw Goods, Every Steamer, Low Prices.
sJ Ta\.TION fc-RY for fine correspondence.
Art Material for all kinds fancy
work, handsome #oodß for Presents. In
% itations for Bails, WYddiuzs or Societies,
tailing Cards, Engraved or Printed;
t lames for the Young or Old, New Pic
lures. New Frames, New Patterns in
Mouldings. Handsome Pocketbooks,
Card < ’ases. Shopping Bags. Tablet*, etc.
Music Boxes. Guitars. Banjos, Musi*
cal Albums. Folios. Rolls, and every
thing thal is musical, artistic, hand
some. useful, attractive.
Our counter of Terra Cotta Goods
especially attractive, vou will find with
the Pictures iu the Gallery.
Ix>ts of New Piano Stools, also Hand
some Covers and Scarfs, just received.
DON'T FORGET Ol’R LEADERS!
One Price to All.
LUDDES& BATES m
FURNITURE AM) CARPETS.
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
0( VI PflCs A SPACE OF OVER
30,000 SQUARE FEET,
And is filled with the Choicest Line of Goods to
te found anywhere. The advantages to be ob
tained by haring such an immense and complete
stock to select from will he appreciated by those
who have never bought of up. and who have
been obliged to confine their selections to only a
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
sale's!neu the most polite.
A. J. MILLER & CO.
I R 150 and 152 BROUGHTON ST.
1) \\ Is BROS.
A new and elegant line of
Catholic, Prayer and Hymnals,
Kpiseopji! Prayer and Hym
nals, Iliblcs, Testaments and
religious books just received.
Our Piano and Organ trade
on a boom: 12 brand-new
Pianos just in. Easy terms
and low prices.
Our 10e. Box Paper beats
Our “Aberdeen” at 25c.
best in the market.
Pianos and Organs moved,
boxed, shipped and tuned.