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SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Xiaehes Here and There by the News
reporters Yesterday’s Happenings
Told in Brier Paragraphs -Pickings at
Jasper Mutual Loan Association meets
President Raoul, of the Mexican National
Imirrad, is in the city.
Palestine Conimandery Knights Templar
will hold its regular couclavo at Masonic
Preparations are being made for the
reopening of the Independent Presbyterian
church on Sunday.
The aggregate of flues imposed in Police
Court yesterdav was $156. There were six
cases on tbe docket.
Savannah is being well represented at
Atlanta, and the Central Railroad trains go
up crowded every night.
The Knights of Pythias building, at Bar
nard and York streets, is rapidly approach
ing completion. The stores will lie ready
for occupancy in a short time.
The effects of the late J. J. Abrams, in
cluding his law library, will be sold at auc
tion on Oct. 24 at his late office, on Bryan
street, and the rooms over the National
Bank of Savannah.
Grand Master Porter will go up on Mon
day to Milledgeville to institute the new
lodge of Odd Fellows which has lieen or
ganized there. He will probably be accom
f anied by a delegation of Savannah Odd
RIVER AND HARBOR NOTES.
Happenings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The British steamship Fosoolia arrived
yesterday from Boston. She will load naval
etores for the Continent.
The tug Iris arrived yesterday and an
chored at Taggart’s wharf. She is from
P'ernaiidina on her way to Boston.
Messrs. Strachan & Cos., cleared yesterday
the British steamship Kate Fawcett, for
Genoa with 3,484 bales of upland cotton,
weighing 1,872,786 pounds, valued at $147,-
The steamer David Clark is leaking, and
she was taken up the river yesterday and
run up on a sandbank near the Hermitage,
so that the leak could lie got at. Running
-her on the hank, however, strained her, ana
the leak was increased. A tug was sent to
rump her out, but is unable to keep her
ree, and it is said that she is strained so
badly that the tide ebbs and flows in her.
The pumping out* of the British
steamship Hughenden was finished
yesterday and the vessel was floated.
She was transferred from her old
berth to Haywood & Gage's ice wharves,
■where the work of discharging the wet
cotton was begun and was continued until
the rain came up, when the men were com
pelled to quit. About ti.ll bales were taken
out. The whole job will be finished by
The tug Jacob Brandon, with the steamer
City of Bridgeton in tow. returned to the
city yesterday after having remained over
night at Tybee. It was the intention to tow
her outside, as the tug drew too much water
to go inside. The weather being so rough
outside the trip for the time hail to lie
* hardened, and both vessels returned. The
Brandon will depart for Charleston to-day,
and a lighter draught tug will lie sent over
soon to tow the Bridgeton by the inside
SHOT BY A NEGRO FIREMAN.
The Former Captain of the Tug Mag
gie Dangerously Wounded.
('apt. W. N. Williams, who was shot by
a negro, Charles Robinson, in an affray on
River street Wednesday afternoon, is lying
seriously wounded at his home, on Wilson
street. He is attended by Dr. B. S. Purse,
who located the bullet in
the wounded man's right side, but
is unable to remove it at present. The
wound is deep, and though it may not prove
fatal, it is in a dangerous spot. The bullet,
si ruck his right arm, and passing through
it entered his side.
Williams was, until about two weeks ago,
in command of the tug Maggie. His assail
ant was a fireman on the tug Wiiipenny,
Capt. Ronlineaii. but was recently dis
charged. When the affray o<-cured, Robin
son was talking with (’apt. Boulineeu.
"Williams came up and had some words
■with the negro. In a few minutes, he
drew a pistol and, it is reported,
attempted to shoot him. Robin
son returned the fire wounding
Williams in the side. The wounded man
was removed to his home, and a physician
was summoned. His wound bled rapidly,
and he soon became weak from the loss of
blood. Robinson has not been arrested.
A HEAVY RAINFALL.
But It Was Only a Local Storm -The
Cyclone Gone to Sea.
The midnight reports of the Signal Ser
vice showed that the rainfall yesterday was
not general over this section of the country.
The rainfall here amounted to 1.20 inches,
being the heaviest rain that has been re
corded here for a number of months. The
only other station in this district reporting
rain was Jesup, where .53 inches fell. The
dorm which was central over the lake
region moved off the New England coast.
The cyclone which was central in the Gulf
has evidently moved to sea, and the proba
bilities are that it will not affect this part of
The thermometer is highest in the ex
treme Northwest,, where the temperature
has fallen, hut owing to the presence of the
cyclone in the Gulf it will not affect the
temperature here for several days. The
lowest temperature reported in this district
yesterday was 46* at Fort Gaines, Eastman
PREPARING FOR ATLANTA.
The Military Arranging for tha Ex
The Savannah military will lie well rep
resented at Atlanta next week. The First,
regiment will carry up about 150 men, the
Guards, Hussars and Cha tha ms will he rep
resented by citizen detachments. The regi
ment will go up in a special train, leaving
here Monday night ahead of the night ex
press. The train will probably consist of
seven cars, five sleepers, a day coach and
baggage car, and will reach Atlanta early
Tuesday morning, leaving there ahead of
the south-bound express Tueaday night and
reaching Havannah at ii o’clock Wednes
day morning. All of the coin|ianies are
busy drilling and preparing for the event.
The Irish Jasper Greens met at their
armory lasi night for drill and inspection,
end afterward held a meeting to arrange
thwdetaiis of the trip. The Greens had out
I wenty-eight men last night, and will carry
that number to Atlanta. The other oom
) snie#are drilling actively and tlis regi
ment will tie among the best in the grand
parade and review.
SAVANNAH WELL PROTECTED.
Jacksonville's Vigilance a (Safeguard
Against Yellow Jack.
The yellow fever stir has about died out.
There was very little talk yesterday about
the matter, and the assurances of the San
itary Board have quieted the little alarm
that did exist. Dr. Duncaji received the
following dispatch yesterday from Dr.
Mitchell, President oi the Duvnl County
Board of Health:
JicxsoNviLLS, Fla , Oct. 13, 1887.
Dr. TC O Duncan, Navannah :
A Tampa refugee died at Palalka this morn
in g, at yellow ferer. Our guards sre vigilant
sod oo infected person or Isiggnge can enter
I lure I county. (Mil pro! Savannah tlior
•"£hly. > eal .ilitc-iii„ M. I). I
ACTED IN SELF-DEFENCE.
The Coroner's Jury Exonerate? S. M
Pritchard in the William Street
! Coroner Dixon held an inquest yesterday
, on the body of Seaborn Guest, who was
shot by S. M. Pritchard on Wednesday
night. Miss Susie Davis, keeper of tiio
boarding house where the tragedy occurred.
Dr. Kennedy, W. B. Hicks and W. H.
Matthews, were the principal witnesses.
William Kliiot and S. M. Pritchard were
on hand, but their testimony was not need
ed. The testimony of the witnesses was tbe
same that was published in yesterdays
Morning News. The jury said it did not
care to hear the statements oi Elliot and
Pritchard, as they had made up their minds
that the shooting was done in self-defense,
and they found a verdict in accordance with
that belief, and added that they considered
Elliot responsible for the killing. Pritchard
was released, and he was on I he street in the
afternoon attending to his business.
Elliot was taken liefore Acting Mayor
Schwarz, in the morning, charged with dis
orderly conduct in creating a disturbance
in the house of Miss Davis. He was the
companion df Guest. The testimony in the
cax‘ was the same as that published in the
MnuM.NO News, as the statements of the
witnesses of the affair. Maj. Schwarz said
that it appeared to him that Elliot had been
drunk and exceedingly disorderly. He had
led Guest into the trouble which resulted in
liis death, and he considered Elliot in a
measure responsible for the killing. He
ini|iserl the full penalty, viz.: $lOO fine and
thirty days imprisonment.
R. J. LARCOMBE DEAD.
One of Savannah’s Well Known Citi
zens Claimed by the Grim Reaper.
Mr. Richard J. Larcombe died at the resi
dence of his son-in law, Julian Schley, Esq.,
on Harris street near Whitaker, at 1:15
o’clock yesterday afternoon, after an illness
of only a few days. Mr. Larcombe has long
been a resident of this city, having moved
here in 1851 from New York city, whero lie
was born in 1818. In 1853 he married Miss
Eliza Champion, by whom he had several
children, three of whom survive him. Al
though Mr. Larcombe was a Northern man
by birth, he entered the Confederate army
when Georgia seceded ami served
through the war. He was in the
cotton business prior to that time, but since
then he has been connected with the firms
of AViloox, Gibbs <fc Cos. and Merriman &
Cos., of Baltimore. Mr. larcombe was a
gentleman of literary tastes, ami a poet of
no ordinary ability, as those who have seen
his poems, published in the Morning News
and elsewhere, will remember.
He was a member of Bt. Andrew's (Society,
the Chatham Artillery and the Georgia His
torical Society, in all of which he was an
honored member. His funeral will take
I dace from the Baptist church this afternoon
at 5 o’clock.
CLERKS WANT EARLY CLOSING.
A Movement to Close at 7 O’clock
Instead of 9.
The Forest City Clerks’ Association is
making a move toward early closing among
the retail merchants. A committee from
the association has had a conference with a
number of business firms this week. The
proposition which they submit is to close up
every night, except Saturdays, from the
Ihi h to tne end of each month at 7 o’clock.
The general closing hour now is !) o’clock,
although one or two houses have taken the
initiative and close up at 7. The clerks say
that they are willing to work
until 9 o’clock ten days every
month, and Saturdays, of course, but
they think that, the merchants ought to
close up early the rest of the mouth. The
movement was started among the clothing
houses, and most of them have already
agreed to the clerks’ proposition. A meet
ing wiil be held on Kunday and an effort
will be made next week to get the move
ment thoroughly inaugurated.
TO GO TO MACON.
The Veterans’ Association to Send a
Delegation on Oct. 26.
The Confederate Veterans’ Association
held a s[>ecial meeting last night to consider
the invitation to participate iu the parade
at Macon on Oct. 2ti. It was decided to send
as large a delegation as possible, many niem
bei-s present having signified their intention
to go. Messrs. Jacob Gardner, T. E. Bes
selleu and ,I\ Buttimer were appointed
a eommitteee to arrange for transporta
tion, etc. This committee w'ill report at a
called meeting next week, when the filial
arrangements for the trip will lie perfected.
Those members of the association not pres
ent at the meeting, who propose to visit
the Macon fair on this interesting occasion,
are requested to hand in their names to this
Mr. Jefferson D. Miller und Miss Louise
Marmelstein were united in marriage last
evening by Rev. Thomas Boone, rector of
Christ church, at the residence of the bride’s
parents, 110 Liberty street. The wedding
guests were limited to a few friends of the
two families, and a short time after the
ceremony tho happy couple bid good-bye to
those present, ami witli their best wishes left
on their bridal trip, which will embrace a
visit to Atlanta. The bride is the only
daughter of Capt. ami Mrs. Adolphus
Marmelstein, and is one of Savannah’s fair
est daughters: lovely not only in those
charms which render mmt. of her sex at
tractive, but also ill those higher attributes
which tend to make women not only loved
but honored and respected, a bright and
happy disjiosition. The groom is a young
gentleman well-known in Savannah, and is
a son of Mr A. J. Miller, one of our oldest
merchants, in whose business lie is inter
ested. If the good wishes of those who saw
them married will add to their happiness
and follow them through life, Mr. and Mrs.
Miller will be happy indeed.
The “Standard’s” Opening Hop.
The Standard Club gave its opening hop
of the season at Armory Hall last night,
and it was one of the pleasantest and most
successful society entertainments tliat the
club has ever given. The floor was filled
with merry dancers from the time of the
o|iening inarch to the last “Good Night.”
An elegant supper was served, and the affair
was voted by every one present a delightful
success. The stewards in charge were
President A. 51. Letfler and Messrs. A. 8.
Kichbcrg, Werner S. Byek and D. S. Kin
A Good Day for Fish.
Isaac Beckett, Esq., took a fishing party
down to Warsaw Sound yesterday, and tho
six persons who composed the par ty caught
103 fish, including one seven-pound bass
and several sheepshead. When the party
was returning the peak broke. A. stiff wind
was blowing and the tide was ebbing out,
ami there was every chance of their
spending the night at sea, but the steamer
St.. Nicholas hap|iened to pass by, and see
ing their distress, took them in tow and
brought thorn to the city.
Veterans Tell War Stories.
At a meeting of the Veterans’ Association
last night, the President suggested that it
would be an interesting and attractive fea
ture if members would prepare sketches or
relate incidents of the late war at the quar
terly meetings The suggestion met, with
favor, and Maj. G. M. Hyals took the ini
tiatory, relating his capture of two Federal
officer with their fast team, near Washing
ton, during Stuart’s raid in that vicinity.
American Taste and
represented by Co., produce perfumes
ai*l (ollei soups more delicate than can be made
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY. OCTOBER 14, 1887.
NEARLY READY FOR THE IRON.
Track Laying on the 8., D. Jit W. to
Begin in Thirty Days.
General Manager West, of the Birming
ham and Atlantic Air-Line railroad re
coiled a telegram yesterday from the man
ufacturers, stating tliat the iron for the
eastern end of the road is ready to be
shipped as soon as the company is ready for
it. The contractors, Messrs. Carpenter,
Grant, Murnly & Cos., have 50,000 cubic
yards of earth yet to move, which will
complete the grading of the first fifty miles
of the road. Track laying, Major
West snjs. will begin within thirty days.
Everything is going ahead in gocsl shape
and there is nothing in the way now of an
early completion of the road. Mr. AV. A.
Handley, one of Birmingham’s millionaires,
and President of the Alabama division of
the road, has au interest in the Birmingham
Herald, in which he points out the ad
vantages of the road and the effect its com
pletion will have on the development of a
large territory in the South.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
Chief Engineer Elliot, of the Kansas City,
Memphis and Birmingham, is making liis
final Inspection of the road, previous to its
opening for traffic.
It is understood that arrangements are
about made to place Pullman sleepers on
the Central railroad. The Central has run
its own sleepers heretofore.
In a few' months the Louisville and Nash
ville system will lie running regularly to
Sheffield, and it is stated that the shops of
the branch line from that point to Colum
bia, Tenu., will bo located at the former
Gen. Hoke, President of the G. C. and N.
railroad, and Maj. Morrison, Chief Engi
neer, were iu Lawrenceville a few days ago
and held a conference with the citizens of
Gwinnett county in regard to the new road.
There is no doubt, said Gen. Hoke, about
the road being built. Track laying will be
gin on the North Carolina end next week,
und fifty miles will be put down this fall.
Between Athens and Atlanta the road is lo
cated to Green Smith's, and from Braden’s
to Atlanta. The intervening line is still in
doubt, but it will either be run by law
renceville or near Trip, nbout three and a
half miles below. The latter is the shorter
route, but which will be the most expensive
cannot be determined until the full esti
mates are made up.
The fourteenth meeting of the Association
of North American Railroad Superin
tendents, was held this week at
the hotel Brunswick, in New York
Among those present, were C. 8. Gads
den, Superintendent of the Charleston and
Savannah railroad, and Capt. R. G. Flem
ing, Superintendent of the Savannah, Flori
da and Western railway. Mr. Fleming,
Chairman of the Committee ou Machinery,
read a report recommending the adoption
of uniform train rules and “train orders,” a
standard passenger car coupler and certain
patent axles ami journal (sixes. Alter dis
cussion the report was adopted, except that
portion relating to the car coupler. Capt.
Gadsden read a paper urging tne necessity
of keeping records of all through trains. His
ideas were generally acquiesced in as good.
The Birmingham Air-Line.
The Birmingham Herald has a column
history of the Birmingham and Atlautic
Air-Line. At present, it says, the prosjiects
for the road seem bright, and there is little
doubt that in the next eighteen months it
will lie completed and in operation.
“The new road,” it adds, “will lie one of
Birmingham’s most valuable feeders. It
runs through one of the best mineral, tim
bered and agricultural sections in Alabama,
and a rich agricultural country in Georgia,
passing through many thriving towns and
making connections with innumerable rail
roads. When it is completed it will open up
an extensive district, formerly supplied with
merchandise from the cities of the North
and AV’ost, for the operations of the whole
sale merchants of Birmingham, and greatly
increase the importance of this city as a
distributing point. It will be the shortest
line from here to the Atlantic ocean, and
will furnish another outlet whereby the
coal, iron, marble and other mineral wealth
of North Alabama anti Birmingham will
seek the world’s great highways of com
EVENTS IN CHARLiSTON.
Goings on in the Palmetto State's
The Charleston Presbytery will meet in
AA’alterboro' on Oct. 10.
The last, earthquake store on King street
is now undergoing repairs.
The Republicans of Charleston are pre
paring to take a prominent part in the coin
ing municipal campaign.
Four fruit vessels are loaded in the West
Indies for Charleston. They nre expected
to arrive in Charleston promptly on Nov. 1,
when quarantine expires.
Rev. Luther K. Probst, pastor of the
AVentworth Street Lutheran church, of
Charleston, has resigned. Mr. Probst has
been in < harlcston seven years as pastor of
the Wentworth Street church, and succeeded
Rev. Dr. Bowman, of this city, in the pas
The recent appointment of Mayor Courte
nay, of Charleston, as a member of the
Board of Cealxidy Trustees, in place of the
late ex-Gov. Aiken, has excited considerable
interest in the composition of the board.
Gen. Henry R. Jackson, of this city, was
formerly a member of the Liard, hut, re
signed. The Trustees of the Peabody fund,
as originally appointed by Air. Peabody,
were: Hon. Robert C. AA'inthrop, Masse
chusetts; Hon. Hamilton Fish, New York;
Rt. Rev. Charles P. Mcllvaine, Ohio; Gen.
U. 8. Grant, United States Army; Admiral
D. G. Farragut, United States Navy: Hon.
William C. Rives. Virginia; Hon. John H.
Clifford, Massachusetts: Hon. William
Aiken, South Carolina; Hon. William M.
Kvarts, New York; Hon. William A. Gra
ham, North Carolina; Charles Maealester,
Pennsylvania: George AV. Riggs, Woshing
ton: Samuel AVetinore, New York; Edward
A. Bradford, (resigned.) Ixmisiaim; George
N. Eaton, Maryland: George
Peabody Bussell (resigned), Massachusetts.
The vacancies created by death or resigna
tion have been filled by the election of Hon.
Samuel Watson, Tennessee; Hon. A. H. 11.
Stuart, Virginia; Gen. Richard Taylor,
I/Ouislana; Surgeon General Joseph K.
Barnes, l’. S. A., Washington; Chief Jus
tice Morrison R. AVaite, Washington; Right
Rev. H. B. Whipple, Minnesota: Hm.
Henry R. Jackaon, Georgia; Col. Theodore
Lyman, Massachusetts; Gen. Rutherford B.
Hayes, Ohio; Hon. Thomas C. Manning,
Ixwisiana; Anthony J. Drexel, Pennsyl
vania: Hon. Samuel A. Green, Massachu
setts; Hon. James 1). Porter, Tennessee; J.
Pierpont Morgan, New York; William A.
Courtenay, South Carolina; President
Cleveland, ex-officio, Washington.
Tom Keene Next Wee k.
Mr. AV. G. Smyth, business manager of
Tom Keene, arrived in the city yesterday
to complete the arrangements for the visit
of Savannah’s favorite tragedian here next
week. On Thursday night, Oct. 30, Keene
will play Hamlet, on Friday Richelieu,
Saturday matinee the Merchant of Venice
and Saturday night Richard 111. Mr.
Smyth is quite well known in theatrical
cl rales, having attained quite a reputation
as an amateur actor before leaving his
native city—St. LouU. He traveled for
revere I seasons with marked success, but
gave up playing and adopted the buxinegs
management as it was more agreeable
Oniy cash house in the city. Com# and
price our goods. R. D. MacDonell, 173
All ;!k- leadiir !’. A . W. Collars, at Bel
singer’s 21 Whitaker street.
CONNECTIONS WITH SEWERS.
A Few Sharp Suggestions on Dr. Dun
can’s Ordinance on the Subject.
Editor Morning News: 1 must confess
myself surprised at the dumb stupidity with
which the tax payers of Savannah allow
themselves to be trampled upon by official
tyranny, preyed upon through official in
efficiency, and murdered through official
imbecility. lam aware that this is exceed
ingly strong language; hut it takes strong
language to wake up people from their
lethargy, and to make them realize that
there Is something more for public officers
to do than skim over tlieir work, tell good
stories, drink good whisky, and smoke good
My first charge is that they are trampled
upon through official tyranny; and the fact
that the Sanitary Board anil Health Com
mittee of Council are fully aware that they
have the power to lay down a flushed sys
tem of lane sewers, which can not only be
done at one-fifth the expense of the plan
involved in Dr. Duncan’s ordinance, but
will be a thousand times lietter and safer iu
its sanitary usefulness, places iqion Council
and the Sanitary Board the shame of not
trying to provide the really sanitary and
certainly economical system provided for
by legislative enactment.
My second charge is ttiat we are trampled
upon through official inefficiency. In
blocks where ten houses exist, sewer
connections will cost SSO to $l5O, or
an average of about $75 to each house un
der Dr. Duncan’s ordinance ; and, counting
both blocks which ought to he accommo
dated by a central lane pipe, the cost for
twenty houses would lie alsjut $1,500. In
addition to this conies the red tape expense
called a permit for each connection, that
is, sl4 for each house—sl4o for ten houses
und S2BO for twenty houses or two blocks.
Now, under the system which I advocated,
and for the execution of which the I legisla
ture has already granted power to the
city, the central lane pipe for the two blocks
of, say twenty houses, would cost about
S3OO, that is sls to each house, in other
w ords,each house would save SOO out of $75,
and the twenty houses would save $1,200
out of $1,500 It strikes me that we are pay
ing a very dear price for the “efficiency” of
our sanitary authorities, at least iu a prac
tical business way.
My third charge is that we are murdered
through official imbecility. It will, per
haps, amaze this lethargic, conservative (!)
(as it delights to call itself!!) community to
be told that Judge Chisholm’s daughter,
Dr. Harris’ daughter, and countless others
w'honi I could name, lost their lives from
just such a system of house drainage as that
provided for by Dr. Duncan’s ordinance.
My familiarity with these facts when I was
a member of the Sanitary Board induced
me to study lip thoroughly the wisest means
of saving these precious lives. But
the political whirligig which placed
Mayor i.ester in office lopped me off of the
Sanitary Board, and the most earnest
worker for the health of the city gave place
to the usual Savannah conservatism, leth
argy, lack of earnestness, and blundering
do-nothing ness. Thus, month after month
we are plundered of thousands, when we
ought to pay but hundreds, and the scythe
of death sharpens its edge ou the conserva
tism of our sanitary authorities. “Death
loves a shining mark,” and Dr. Duncan’s
ordinance, if carried out. will increase just
so much the number of “shining marks.”
Loins A. Fa.li.ig ant, M. D.,
Formerly member of the Sanitary Board,
Note—No city in the world is located
with better opportunity for good house
drainage, and no city in the world is more
blunderingly governed in this respect.
L. A. F.
GETTING AT THE FACTS.
Something New About Quarantine
Savannah, Oct. 14. — Editor Morning
News: The captain, K. T. Ommundxseu, of
the hark Pomona, stated in a letter that ap
peared in your issue of Oct. 11, that
liis vessel of 411 tons, and the Ankathor, 745
tons, arrived at Savannah quarantine
station Sept. 10, both from Santos, Brazil,
and that the Ankathor was' ordered to
Brunswick Sept. 21, and the Pomona to
Savannah. He also stated that the day the
“Pomona was released from quarantine
here” he “received information that the
Ankathor had already lieen released four or
five days earlier, and had nearly completed
The truth of the statement of the captain
of the Pomona was denied at the meeting of
the Sanitary Hi xml, and t he committee of the
Board of Trade.
liet us see what did take place, and find
out if the captain of the Pomona was cor
The Ankathor on Sopt. 21 weighed
anchor for Brunswick, and reached that
port on Sept. 22: was detained there eight
days, nine days inclusive, and reached her
dock Sept. 30.
Fortunate Ankathor ? Now, what became
of the Pomona in our waters, and consigned
to Savannah’s tender mercy! She entered
at Savannah Oct. 4, after a fifteen day's’de
tention, and four days after the Ankathor
entered her haven, notwithstanding the
Ankathor sailed for another port, which is
said to lie in the quarantine “pool,” and
which ton,■ days the Ankathor employed in
loading, and the Pomona in investigating
our quarantine system, an occupation not
remunerative to ship owners.
ANXIOUS FOR RAILROADS.
One Who is Ready to Assist with Cash
to Build Them.
Savannah, Oct. 13. Editor Morning
News: l think the railroad question alluded
to in this morning's issue should receive the
serious attention of every Savannah mer
chant. If we remain idle while our sister
cities build roads to pass almost in sight of
us, taking our trade from us. and building
up other ports while we sleep away the op
portunity, we shall have no one to blame
but ourselves. Savannah has more hanking
capital than all the other cities in Georgia
put together, lias thousands of dollars
locked up iu small paying securities, as well
ns plenty of idle cash: arid with all of these
advantage.- why cannot we build railroads
ami manufacture so many of the things pro
duced at our very doors! Some cry, no
water power, while we have plenty of wood,
coal, and better facilities than some cities
that have millions invested in manufac
We are justly called old fogies and
criticised for our lack of push and energy,
but I believe if the right men will take this
thing in hand, we can raise the money and
furnish enough enterprise to accomplish all
that Savannah needs.
Men that are actively engaged in business
have little time to investigate outside affairs
and must have full confidence in the men
who are placed at the head of etc.,
and nothing ■•an succeed that, is in any way
connected with a class of men that have a
reputation for originating schemes, for the
sole object of making money for themselves,
commonly railed “freeze out.” E.
Lung Troubles and Wasting
diseases can lie cured, if properly treated in
time, as shown by the following statement
from D. t‘. Freeman, Sydney: “Having
been 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 Emci.sion or Cod Liver
Oil with Lime and Soda has given me great
relief, and I cheerfully recommend it to all
suffering in a similar way to myself, in
addition, I would say thnt it is very pleas
ant to take.”
Best Leaf liard, 13 pounds for sl, at R.
D. MacDonell’s, 173 Congress street.
Stiff Hats just out at Belsinger’s, 24
Men's Furnishing Goods at Belsinger’s, 24
DOWNED BY DETROIT.
The League Champions Have Four
Games to St. Louis' One.
Pittsburg, Oct. 13.—'The Detroit* won
the fourth game of the world's eliampion
ship series, played here to-day. Three
thousand people were present. The victory
was an easy one for the league champions,
who nevertheless played a wonderful game,
shutting St. I<ouis out. King pitched for
the Browns, and was batted very freely
from the first, Detroit scoring four runs in
the first inning. St. Louis made only two
hits off Baldwin. Magnificent fielding cut
off many hits of the Browns in the first
inning. The score by innings follows:
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
Detroit 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0-8
Base fins St. Louis 3. Detroit 12.
Errors—St. I.ouis li, Detroit 1.
Harbor Dues—Tonnage Tax.
The shipowner does not object to paying
for the services of a harbor master when
rendered, just as they pay the port wardens,
but they do object to the city of Savannah,
under the pretext of “services,” levying
dues on commerce amounting to $12,000 for
that which costs less than s3,ooo—leaving a
clear profit to the city of SIO,OOO. Last year
the representatives of coastwise shipping
(steam and sail) proposed to the authorities
to pay all expenses of the Harbor Master
and allow a fair margin of profit, but
they objected to paying the enormous
amount of seven hundred per cent.
The significant answer of the powers that
tie was “all or none!” Now, gentlemen,
the Supreme Court of the United States has
told you that you have just as much right
to charge the cost of police and fire service
or shipping as that of the Harbor Master
and Port Wardens, and as you want “all”
why not levy a duty to cover the cost of the
ninety firemen employed as police and fire
men' Add a little SIO,OOO margin to each
man and you have the snug sum of $1,000,-
(X)0. The shipowner can’t help himself.
There is wool for the shearing. Step up,
gentlemen, don't be bashful; “all or none”
is a good business motto. No matter if the
goose dies, so Jong as you get the eggs.
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 m proper trim for just such occasions, and
would ask jiersonal 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 and PUited Ware suitable for wedding
presents, rare’Vases, elegant Clocks, handsome
Statuary, and bric-a-brac generally. Our lino
of bronze ornaments is brilliant in itself, and
throughout may be found a thousand valuable
novelties suitable and appropriate as souvenirs
and keepsakes. In Diamonds, Jewelry and
Watches, it is impossible in limited space to
speak intelligibly. Suffice it to say that, not
even the famous "Tiffany’s” can outrival us m
beauty and careful select ion of our stock. Prices
have been made to suit the times, and we offer
our representative stock on its merits, and stake
our reputation on the result. Our engraving
department is carefully conducted, and all work
in this line is artistically executed. We are
always pleased to show visitors through our
stock, even though they may not be ready to
buy. as we feel lhat our establishment is one of
the "sights" of the city, and it is always “exhi
bition day” to the public. Respectfully.
M. Stf.knbero, 157 Brougjiton street.
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
Jameo S. Silva & Son, Lyons Block,
We wish to remind housekeepers, when
replenishing their household goods, that at
our store can be found a choice assortment
of plain and fancy China and Glassware
more varied and complete than ever before.
We keep all the little conveniences and
latest novelties so sought after by the ladies.
TO KKKP VOtJ WARM
We have Kerosene Stoves, Coal Hods, Coal
Vases. Lire Dogs, Fenders, Shovels and
Tongs, Pokers, Blower Stands, etc.
Remember to see us when in need of any
thing in our line.
Jas. S. Silva & Sox.
ti pounds best Lump Starch for 25c. at
R. D. MacDonell’s, 173 Congress street.
A Lively Whirl.
It takes live methods to succeed in any
thing. Business doesn't come to the mer
chant who waits. We don’t propose to
wait. For weeks we have been busy get
ting in a large stock of our usual fine grades
of tailor-made suits. We didn’t buy it to
keep, but to sell, and now we want to sell it.
You may not be ready to buy yet, yet
many are buying their fall and winter suits
now. The early buyer has many advan
tages over the late one—full lines, large as
sortment and great variety in fabrics—yet
we aim to keep our lines full at all times.
In some cases it can’t be done, hence we sug
gest the advantage of early buyers. You
have no idea how well we can serve you;
variety in colors, fabrics and low prices are
our inducements, We assure perfect fits.
What more can you ask? Come anti go
over our stock with us; your eyes will lie
opened. Parents can clothe their boys with
us at a great saving. In a word, if we can’t
give you the finest assortment, the snuggest
fit and the greatest general satisfaction we
don't •rant your order.
The Golden Arm, 15!) Broughton street.
11 for 25c., 11 for 25c.
Colgate New Family, 11 for 35c., at R. D.
MacDonell’s, 173 Congress street.
Boys’ 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 unit* Boy's Blue Hat or Polo Cap,
for 35c., Knee Pants, age 4to 111, for 50c. to
75c.. Suits, tto 13, for $2 50 Also a reduc
tion in prices on all our Men’s and Youths’
Clothing. Get the prices of any of
our competitors, then come to see
us. and you will be convinced
tlm' we can sell any grade suit
wanted at a saving of $2 50 to $5 00, as we
manufacture our clothing, and sell them at
prices our competitors buy them at. *
Martin’s (Yeainery Butter, 35c. per pound,
at It. D. MacDonell s, 173 Congress street.
Handsome line of Scarfs at Belsinger’s, 24
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced. —Boston Home Jour
Gloria, wears better than silk, for $2 50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip $3 50, Ginghams from
$1 upward, ail selling low to show our
patrons that we have moved to the north
east corner of Congress and Whitaker
Beginning to arrive. Heady to show a nice
selection for early fall wear, also fall Over
coals. They are nicer tuid prices lower
than ever, to show our customers that wo
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.
Notice to Advertisers.
Contract advertiser* who desire their ad
vertisements changed for the Sunday issue
of the Morning News, must have their
copy in not later than five o’clock Satur
People Who Travel.
Change of climate or water very often ef
fect the bowels seriously, if on the first
symptoms of any disturbance you would
take Dr. Riggers’ Huckleberry Cordial
much suffering might lie saved.
Indications for Georgia and East
RAIN Urn Florida: Fair weather, prm •Peri
led by rain on the coast, cooler, light
to fresh northerly winds.
Comparison of mean temperature at Sa.nn
nab, Oct. 13 1837, and the mean of sumo day for
Departure j Total
Mean Temperatchc from the ; Departure
for to years Oct. 13, *B7, -1- or —i Jan. 1,1887.
88.0 | 92.0 4.0 I— 317.0
Comparative ramfali statement:
Mean Daily! Amount j I'epan're
Amouutfori for | M „ ail i f" lco
10 Tears. jOct. 13, K.j or _ j an . j, 1887 .
~i 1 TOO I -1- 108 i -11.89
Maximum, temperature 63. minimum tern
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:38 o’clock p. ni. yesterday (Augusta time)
was (5 0 feet—a fall of 0.1 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing op. m., Oct. 13 1887. 75th Meridiau
Distkicts. I Average
Max.| Min. Rain-
Name. Sta- Temp xerao fall,
1. Atlanta 11 I 70 | 44 I .00
2 Augusta 12 | 72 50 .00
3. Charleston 8 I 72 48 j .02
4. Galveston 16 i 82 44 I .00”
5. Little Rock II 76 42 on”
6. Memphis 19 \ 70 34 j .(*>,
7. Mobife 5 72 38 .00.
8. Montgomery 6 72 44 [ .0)
9. New Orleans 11 78 to .00
10. Savannah.. 13 72 54 .11
11. Vicksburg 1 70 40 IT
12. Wilmington 8 72 42 J .00
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations' taken at the seme moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Oct. 18. 3:86 p. M. . city time.
Portland . 50; W ......'Clear.
Boston 54 8 W ...... (Clear.
Block Island 58 8 W . —(Clear.
New York city ... 56 W |. . Cloudy.
Philadelphia 50 W Fair.
Detroit 46 NW ; (Cloudy.
Fort Before 38 E ... (Clear.
St. Vincent 28 S !.. Clear.
Washington city.. 58. . J Clear.
Norfolk SSBW . ..Clear.
Charlotte 84, W iClear.
Titusville 76 N E 6 46 Raining.
Wilmington 62 N K Fair
Charleston 58.N E 8i .01 (Cloudy.
Augusta 54 NW; 5 (dear.
Savannah 64 N 31 20 Cloudy.
Jacksonville 64 N 1 6 .. Cloudy.
Cedar Keys , 70 N E Clear
Key West ( 76(8 El 4 16(Raining.
Atlanta I 56 NW 8 Clear.
Pensacola 70 NE 12 . Fair.
Mobile 60 N 12 ... Clear.
Montgomery i 60 NK. . . Clear.
Vicksburg ! 54(N E(.. I Clear.
New Orleans j 76 XE 10 . ..(Clear.
Shreveport 60 N (clear.
Fort Smith 58;. . .. Clear.
Galveston 68; N 12 Clear.
Corpus Christi— 7ti! N j 8j clear.
Palestine 561N E; 8 Ra Clear.
BrownesviUe 60 NW Clear.
Rio Grande ■ (..I
Knoxville 54 Clear.
Memphis 60 NW; Clear.
Nashville 54 NW . Clear.
Indianapolis 46 NW i , Clear.
Cincinnati 52 NW i (Clear.
Pittsburg 54 NW Fair.
Buffalo 44 W 1 . Cloud V.
Cleveland 52 ; NW Cloudy.
Marquette 38NW Clear.
Chicago 44 NW Clear
Duluth 40 W 'Cloudy.
St. Paul 38 NW Fair. '
Davenport 4? NW . clear.
Cairo 5( N I ~| . Clear.
St. Louis 52[ N Clear.
Leavenworth... 50. ...' Clear.
Omaha TO N ~ .. i lotidv.
Yankton 46! (Clear.'
Bismarck 34 ! . Clear.
Dead wood 38SWi . ...Clear.
Cheyenne 48 8 E C... . Clear.
North Platte 46 E . ... Clear.
Dodge City 54 8 E Clear.
Santa Fe ME I .01 Cloudy.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury- Signal Corps.
Black, Nutt and Brown Htiff Hats, the
latest, at Belsinger's, 24 Whitaker street.
A Homlii Necessity!
VT)familyis spared f ro in the visitation of
1A skin diseases in some form, in a warm cli
mate; honce every household should lie pro
vided with a box of
T ITT KIMNE!
The Greatest Success Ever Discovered,
for tile cure of INFANTS' SORE HEAD. BOILS
TETTER. ECZEMA. RINGWORM, ITCHING
PILES. PROFUSE DANDRUFF, GROUND
IT( H, BURNS, etc.
it is the antidote for itching and scaly skin
diseases of every kind.
Harmless. Painless and Frau rant.
Sold by druggists. Sent by mail on receipt
J. I. SHLPTRINE k BR0„
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
L. B. DAVIS,
Secretary ami Manager of the Great South
ern Portrait Company
4 N inspection of samples of our Port raits at
J.\ our office, with Davis 8r05.,42 and 44 Bull
street, will great ly interest, those who content -
plate haviug small pictures of themselves, their
friends, living and deceased, coined and enlarged
in .OIL, WATER COLOR, INDIA INK, PAS
TELLE and CRAYON. We guarantee a per
fect likeness and excellence of work. We have
about TWENTY DIFFERENT STYLES AND
GRADES IN SIZES OF ENLARGED POR
TRAITS front Bxlo to 50x90. rutd our prices are
from $2 to s3ooeach. EMPLOY FORTY ART
ISTS: been twenty-six years in the business;
have a 6,01)0 candle-power ELECTRIC LIGHT
and are fully prepared with all proper ex|iedi
tionand skill to execute all orders promptly
and satisfactorily. We respectfully solicit your
orders. L. B. DAVIS
Secretory and Manager The Groat Southern
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,!
(Formerly Bt. Mark s.)
Ncwnan Street, near Bay, .Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND MUMMER.
r rHF. MOST central House in thoeitr. Near
1 Post offy-e, Street, Cars and all Ferries.
u.r v t' Kl E i*7R; nt furniture. Electric Bella,
Baths, Etc. ijo to s.'i per day.
JOHN H. TOGNI, Proprietor. '
DUB'S SCREVEN HOUSE.!
rpHIR POPULAR Hotel is now provided with !
* a Passenger Elevator itho only one in tho
city) and has been remodeled and nev.-iv fur
nished. The proprietor, who by tecent purchase I
lsalso the owner of the establishment, spams !
neither pains nor expense in the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly Invited. The table of tho
Screven Rouse is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can alTordL
THE ' MORRISON HOUSE.
On© of tb© Largest Boarding Houses in tn©
A |, T?.? PS peasant Smith rooms, good hoard
A* w| (n pure .Artesian 3\ ater. at prices to suit
“ I>lnKab !t r *K" lar ol ' transient accom
modations. Northeast corner BijMighton and
Drayton streets, opposite Marshall” ouse.
This Powder npver varies. A marvel of Purity
Strength and Wholesometiess. More economy
cal than the on I inary kind, and cannot he sold
in competition with the multitude of low rev
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
only in mns. Royal Baaino Powder Cos pv;
Wall street, New York.
LUDDEN <fc BATES s. M. H
Educated, Accomplished, Polished!
COMING .5 HE!
New Goods, Every Steamer, Low Prices.
STATIONERY for fln©cnrrPKpr*nd©nc*,
Art Material for all kinds fancy
work, handsome* poods for Prf'sents, in
vitations for Bails. Weddings or Societies,
Tailing Garris, Kngravod or Printed;
Games for the Young or Old. New Pic
tures. New Frames. New Patterns in
Mouldings, Handsome Pouketbooks.
Card Cases, Shopping Bags. Tablets, etc
Music Boxes, Guitars, Banjos, Musi
cal Albums. Folios. Rolls, and every
thing that is musical, artistic, hand
some, useful, attractive. *
Our counter of Terra Cotta Good*
especially at tract he, you will And with
the Pictures in the Gallery.
Lots of New Piano Stools, also Hand
some Covers and Scarfs, just received.
DON'T FORGET OUR LEADERS!
One Price to All,
LIDDEN& BATES S.M.H,
"" 1 " ■ ———————^—^—6—6
FURNITURE AND CARPETS.
T’ll ATSr THE
For quality and price wo can Ho better than
any ot her concern in the Snath
Our goods areall specially select ed;frora the
most renowned manufacturers, and embrace
everything in the Furniture and Carpet trade.
Our terms are most liberal, and all good* are
just as represented.
A personal inspection will convince you that
we can sell you much CHEAPER than the
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
14S, 150 and 15! BROUGHTON ST.
Anew ami elegant line ol
Catholic Prayer and Hymnals,
Episcopal Prayer and Hym
nals, Bibles, 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 1 Oc. Box Paper beats
Our “Aberdeen” at 2oc.
best in the market.
Pianos and Organs moved,
boxed, shipped and tuned.