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FLAMES ON THE SYLVIA.
FIRE BREAKS OUT IN IHE STEAM
ER’S FORWARD HOLD.
Seven Hundred and Fifty Bales of Cot
ton Damaged Th'e Vessel’s Decks
Heated Red, and the Firemen Work
at a Disadvantage—Plenty of Theo
ries, But No Knowledge as to the
Another cotton fire occurred last night,
aboard a British steamer that was nearly
loaded, and, like the others, its origin is a
mystery. It was in the cargo of the steam
er Sylvia, which was lying outside the
Coronilla, at the Lower Hydraulic Press
wharf, loading for Reval. She has been
taking her cargo there, and had 4,128 bales
on board, needing only 500 bales to finish.
All of the vessel’s compartments were
filled except the forward one, and
the hatch was empty, but there
were forty-seven bales in a storeroom
forward of No. 1 hatch. Work was stopped
on the vessel at 5:45 o’clock Saturday after
noon. The hatches were put on aud they
remained closed until last night, when they
were opened to give access to the fire. The
fire must have been burning when the
hatches were put on, but there was no
smoke and no odor by which it could lie de
tected. Everything seemed ail right at t!
o’clork last night when the officers and all
the crew except three came ashore.
DISCOVERING THE FIRE.
Allen Swan, a seaman left on board as a
watchman and the two other sailors were
sitting in the forecastle talking. About B:3d
o’clock Swan smelled burning cotton, and
he and his companions went out on deck to
see what it was. As they stepped out of the
forecastle, they saw smoke issuing from the
forward scuttle. Swan rau aboard the
Coronilla and called to attract the attention
of someone. A policeman answered him,
and on being tola that the vessel was on fire
the officer ran to box thirty-seven and
turned in the alarm. Engines Nos. 1, 2 ami 3
responded. Assistant Chief George
Mouro was in charge of the department,
as Chief Fernandez is sick.
The engines were placed upon the wharf,
and as soon as lines of hose could be run
aboard they began pouring streams of water
into the scuttle. At first they seemed to
check the tire, but it was soon seen that the
water was not reaching the right S| x >t. No.
1 hatch was then opened ami the streams
turned in there, but for a time the fire
bin ned unaffected by the water that was
poured into the compartment. The deck
near the forecastle was heated until it was
red, and looking down the hatchway the red
glow that betokens a hot lire could be seen
when the smoke was not so dense as to be
THE VESSEL LISTED.
The ship was aground and was listed
slightly outward, and when the water was
poured in, it ran to the
lower side, causing her to heel a good
deal more. The water, of course, sought
the lower side as soon as it fell, and the cot
ton on the starboard side was loft high and
dry, ready food for the flames. A ladder
was procured and lowered into the hold,
and several firemen went below to locate
the fire. At first they were unsuccessful,
for the smoke was so thick that it was im
possible for them to see, and
the only effect of their attempts was
to half suffocate them and bring tears
to their eyes, but repeated trials
eventually resulted in the discovery that
the fire was up near the deck, and forward
of the hatchway. When this was learned,
ropes were tied to the pipes, and they were
lowered down the hatchway below the level
of the decks, and there they were held. By
this means the firemen were enabled to
throw the streams directly upon the blazes,
and soon they began to lessen. The tug
Republic steamed alongside and offered her
services, but Capt. Vasey, of the Sylvia,
concluded that the department could con
trol the flames, and did not accept her.
SAILORS AFTER THEIR EFFECTS.
The sailors rushed through the smoke and
over the heated decks into the forecastle to
secure their dunnage, and when they got
their bags they ran the muck again and
placed their effects in the wheelhouse, after
which they looked more oalmly upon the
fire. In the mean time Acting Chief Mouro
had sent out a second alarm, and engine No.
4 and Protection Hose Company went down.
After the fire was reached by letting down
the hose, there was nothing to do but to
hold the pipes in place and let the water
pour in, and that was done. About 11
o’clock the fire seemed to be all out, and the
volumes of smoke were greatly decreased.
THE VESSEL’S CARSO.
There were only 750 bales in the first
compartment, aud they with the 47 bales in
the store-room forward of that were all that
were known to have been damaged last
night. The vessel had Iron decks, but the
bulkhead between the first and second com
partments was of wood and it was feared it
would give away and let the smoke and
water into the second compartment where
1,400 bales were stowed. So P. Powers got,
together a force of men and went to work
to break out the cotton in this compartment
and save it from damage. He worked at it
ail night and as far as he had gone up to 1
o’clock all that was taken out was unin-
The vessel is owned by Mr. Graham, ship
builder of West Hartlepool, and her agents
here are Wilder & Cos. She was loading
for Reval, and would have started on her
voyage in a few days had it not been for the
accident. She is 1,306 tons register.
The loss on the cotton will be about $30,-
000, and to this will be added from $3,000 to
$4,000 expenses. _
As the fire occurred on Sundajr night it
gave numbers ot' people an opportunity to
be on hand, and there were hundred* trying
to get on the wharves, but were kept back by
the police. Not a few of those who composed
the crowds were women, and they made
more strenuous efforts than the men to get
to a position where they would see one of
those occurrences which have been the sub
• ject of so much discussion, and the causes of
snch great losses of late. Not many suc
ceeded, however, for the police kept the
wharf cleared, and ran all those who had no
business on the vessel ashore in order to give
the firemen plenty of room in which to
ORIGIN* OK THE FIRE UNKNOWN.
Capt. Vasey was asked if he had any idea
how the fire stalled, and he said that he could
not account for it. He left the ship early
in the evening and went to church and was
just on his wav to the vessel when he heard
the alarm. There were no indications of a
fire prior to the hour of his leaving, and as
the hatches had Isien closed for thirty hours
prior to his leaving lie could not see what
can have caused it. Alien Swan, who dis
covered the Hi e, was just as ignorant of its
origin as tile captain. It was another of
those mysterious, inexplicable fires that
seems to wait until a vessel is nearly loaded
before it makes its appearance. The fire
could hurdly have come from lightered
cotton, as only a few bales were taken from
lighters, and these were in the early part of
the week. The cargo was being received
direct from the Lower Press.
NURSES FOB TAMPA.
The Stricken City’s Appeal for People
to Care for the Sick.
Dr. Duncan received a telegram yester
day from Dr. King Wyliy, President of the
Florida Health Protective Association, re
questing that Rix female, and four male
nurse's be furnished for duty at Tampa at
once. Those wishing to go, are requested
to report at the City Dispensary to-day at
1 P. in., when the required number will be I
selected. No parties noea apply unless they
have had yellow fever or are acclimated.
The cleansing, antiseptic and healing
qualities of Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy are
THROUGH THE CITY.
■ Items Gathered Horo and There by the
DeKatb Lodge No. 0, I. O. O. F., meets
Georgia Tent, order of Reehabites will
Caiantlie Lodge K. of P., will hold a
regular meeting to-night.
There were two arrests for fighting, one
interfering with an officer, and six for dis
orderly conduct yesterday.
The annual meeting of the Young Men's
i Christian Association will tie held next Hun
day, probably at the Baptist Church.
The Savannah Floral and Art Associa
tion will meet to-night at Armory Hall, to
arange its fall exhibition, which will take
place next mouth.
A negro named Alfred Murray was
arrested last night for assaulting Jacob
Hendricks with a hatchet on Sept. 19. Mur
ray lias not been seen in tq>vn since the
Bishop A. M. Wayman of the African M.
E. Church, is in Savannah, aud preached
at St. James church yesterday morning,
and at St. Phillips on New street last night.
Bishop Wayman has been in Florida, and
is on his way North, to his homo in Balti
A nuisance has been reported on Little
Jones street, west of West Broad. A dead
cat has been lying there for several days.
The scavenger, a resident of the neighbor
hood stutes, has passed at least a dozen
times, and though his attention has been
called to it, the carcass is still there, to the
annoyance and discomfort of the neighbors
The services in many of the churches,
particularly among the colored congrega
tions, were considerably disturbed last
night by the alarm sounded for the tire on
the steamship Sylvia A part of the con
gregation at St. Phillip’s Africun Methodist
Episcopal church, where Bishop Wayman
was preaching, left the service and hurried
out of doors. The pastor assured the con
gregation that there was no danger, that
the fire was a long ways off, but tli6 major
ity wanted to see for themselves, and left
the preacher in the middle of his sermon.
FOUND IN A CATTLE GUARD.
The Body of a White Infant Hidden in
Justice Molina, acting Coroner in the ab
sence of Capt. Dixon, was called yesterday
to investigate the finding of the body of a
dead infant under a cattle guard on the Sa
vunnah, Florida and Western railway, in
the southeastern part of the city.
James Thomas, a colored lad, was walk
ing along the track near the crossing south
of Riesling's nursery, and saw a paper i>ox
lying under the crossties. He got down to
see what it contained, and found the body
of a newly-born white child, wrapped in
some pieces of cloth, evidently oast off
clothing. He reported the matter, and
Justice Molina and Dr. R. B. Harris,
who accompanied the Aoting Coroner
by his request, went out to the spot
where the body was found, and made au
The body had evidently been placed under
the track some tirno during Saturday night
or early yesterday morning. It. might have
been thrown from a passing train, or it
might have been put there by parties think
ing that it would not bo found, and if it
was, that it would look as though it had
been thrown from a train. There was no
mark on the clothing and nothing to iden
tify the infaut. The only clue was the
mark, “London Plain Balmoral,” on the
end of the box in which the body was found.
The box was a shoe box, and had a dealer’s
private ipark on one end of it. It was
taken charge of by the Acting Coroner, aud
may furnish a clew to the parentage of the
child. An inquest was decided un necessary,
and Justice Molina issued a certificate and
directed the burial of the body.
THE ABBOTT EPISODE.
Rev. T. T. Christian Reads Bishop
McTyeire’s Letter to Rev. Candler in
The announcement that Rev. T. T. Chris
tian would take up the Enuna Abbott sen
sation that stirred Nashville a few Sundays
ago drew others than the members of the
congregation to Trinity church yesterday
morning, expecting to hern - something on
the sensational order from Mr. Christian,
but they were disappointed. Mr. Christian
preached a regular sermon, in which he
urged the necessity of a regular attendance
at church, and at the conclusion of his ser
mon picked np a newspuper and said that it
contained the sermon of Rev. Mr. Candler,
also the reply of Emma Abbott, the Bishop’s
letter and tho resolutions which were
passed by the congregation of McKendree
church in support of the action of its
pastor. Mr. Christian road the resolutions
and some extracts from the letter of the
Bishop in which “honest Emma's” indict
ment by the grand jury for disturbing
religious worship was urged. Mr. Christian
then expressed his warm approval of Mr.
Candler’s sermon, saying that he was sorry
he could not read it to his congregation, but
at some future time he might read it instead
of preaching one of his own, and in conclu
sion he expressed the opinion that theatres
were harmful and ought not to be attended
by members of the church.
THE TRAVEL TO MACON.
More Tickets Sold Yesterday Than on
the First Day of the Piedmont.
The State Fail- will open at Macon to-day.
Tho sale of excursion tickets by the Central
ami the East Tennessee, Virginia and Geor
gia railroads began yesterday, and the
morning trains earried up a good crowd.
Tho Central sold more tickets yesterday for
Macon than it did for Atlanta on the open
ing day of the exposition there, and the
number of inquiries points to a big travel
during the week. Last night's train went
out with three sleepers, of which two were
Pullmans. The East Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia also runs Pullmans on all its
■Savannah is interested in the success of tho
State Fair, and will be well represented.
Its exhibits will not make much of a show
ing, but its visitors will. Tho veterans will
go up to-morrow, and also the Chatham
Gun Club in event the Atlanta club accepts
its challenge to shoot for the inter-Htate
medal, on Wednesday, which it probably
will. The guu club contest will be one of
the features of tho fair.
MORE COLD WEATHER.
Snow in the West, and Mercury Very
The coldest weather of the season was
reported in the Northwest last night. Sev
eral important stations in the signal service
report lyere missing, and it is impossible to
tell just what the weather was. St. Vincent
repot ted a temperature of 8’ aliove zero,
and snow storms were reported over the
I,nke region. The barometer in
the Northwest was almve 30.50, which will
produce decidedly cooler weather here
about Wednesday, The mean temperature
for Savannah yesterday was 84’, which has
been the average for the post fifteen years;
73’ was. the highest'.and .50" was the
lowest produced yesterday. The indications
sent out from Washington at midnight for
to-day's weather are: Fair, with colder
fresh to brisk easterly winds, becoming
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THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1887.
POINTS ABOUT POSTAGE.
The New Regulations Still Causing
The recent rulings of the Post Office De
partment in regard to second, third and
fourth-class mail matter are still causing
a good deal of confusion. The Morning
News some time ago printed the substance
of the new regulations, but there is a good
deal of misconception yet in regard to
them. The Department’s rulings in full are
given below, and will inform those inter
ested as to the action taken by postmasters
concerning the matter:
On second and fourth class matter the depart
mint has ruled that, in addition to the super
scription, no printing or writing other than
what is s|iecificaliy permitted by sections 368,
371 and 372 can be allowed, except an ordinary
return request or some equivalent form of re
quest and the word “patented ” with the date
of patent, if the envelope, wrapper, label, tag
or case, used In transmitting the matter be a
patented article. Any other printing or writing
on such matter will subject it to the letter rutes
To save the owners of envelopes, etc . the loss
of such of them as have been already prepared
for use in transmitting second or fourth class
mutter and which bear impermissible printing,
the department will consent to admit such
articles to the mails without subjecting the mat
ter iu them to other than the regular rate of
postage; provided, that all unauthorized print
ing lie completely obliterated with a pen or in
some other effective matter.
Third-class matter may contain no writing
other than that specifically allowed by section
367 of the postal regulations, hut it may bear
any printing that the sender chooses to place
upon it, not in the nature of personal corre
spondence, not prohibited by the second para
graph of section 307, and not of such character
as to render the matter unmailable regardless of
its class, such, for example, as relates to lotte y
business, or is obscene, etc.
Return requests may be either in the form of
a direct request to return, or a request to the
postmaster to hold until return postage can be
sent The busiuess or occupation of the sender
must be excluded from the return request
Second paragraph of section 367 reads: The
words “please send out" or “post up," or other
similar directions or requests not part of the
address, nor necessary to delivery, cannot be
written or printed upox the wrapper of a pack
age of third-class matter without subjecting it
to tirst-class rates, as prescribed in section 376.
The words “personal" or “to he called for” and
let urn requests or other directions as to deliv
ery, forwarding or return, are deemed part of
the address and permissible.
Section 371, regarding fourth-class matter,
says the sender may write or print his own
name and address on such matter preceded by
the word “fromalso the number and names
of articles contained in said package, and also
may write, print, mark, name, letter, label or
tug said package, but only in such a manner
that it will enable him to identify it.
CHARLESTON’S DAY’S DOINGS.
Events and Occurences in South
Carolina’s Oity by the Bea.
Arrangements have been jverfocted for
the re-opening services of Bethel church.
Rev. C. S. Vedder, pastor of the Hugue
not Church, has returned from a tour of
The iuncr buoy, (rod) that went adrift
from South Bar, Charleston harbor, has
The Phosphate Commission of the South
Carolina Legislature has partially finished
its inspection of the fields and works at
Charleston, aud is now at Beaufort. They
will return to Charleston in a day or two.
Four hundred and seventy-two bales of
cotton, a part of the cargo of the British
steamship Bothal, damaged by fire on Oct.
14, were sold at auction Saturday. The
bidding was spirited. The lot was sold for
an aggregate of $9,089, an average of $l9 25
A party of colored brethren and sisters on
their way home from “class meeting,’’passed
Bt. Miehaeil’s church the other night while
the church choir was practicing. When
they reached the shadow of the ancient
portico a long deep musical peal rolled out
suddenly on the still night air from the
organ within the church. It bore a wonder
ful resemblance to the distant moan of an
approaching earth tremor, and the party
in the street, mistaking it for such,
made a break for the middle of the road
way, calling out to each other that Judg
ment Day was upon them. When the organ
preludo was at an end, and the choir began
to sing they ceased their lamentations
and resumed their way in solemn but very
The Lover’s Lane Shooting.
Nothing more was learned yesterday of
the shooting, that occurred in Lover’s Lane,
and the identity of both the victim and
his assailant is yet undiscovered. The in
juries of the man who was hurt were pro
bably not very serious, as he was able to
drive home from the scene of the affray. If
ho had been dangerously wounded it is
iikle}' that something morewould have been
heard of it yesterday.
To Escort the Veterans.
The Savannah Cadets will tender their
services as an escort to the Confederate
Veterans’ Association on the occasion of the
departure of the latter for Macon to-mor
row night. Gen. McLaws, President of the
association, has accepted the courtesy. The
Cadets are a veteran organization itself,
having been one of the companies compos
ing the old 54th Georgia regiment.
To Welcome Its New Secretary.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee of the
Young Men’s Christian Association will
lender the association’s new General Secre
tary, Mr. David A. Gordon, and Mrs. Gor
don, a reception on Tuesday evening, at the
association rooms. The members and
friends of the association are invited to be
Mis? Addie Wilson returned yesterday
from the North, where she has been spend
ing the summer.
Miss Georgia Weymouth returned from
the North yesterday, and will reopen her
school for drawing on Wednesday.
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eradicating these complaints, but also counter
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Taking it "all round,” as the pi rise is, then; is
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MAY liK FATAL SHOTS.
DAVID DAYS SHOOTS SAM ROBIN
SON AT BUZZARD ISLAND.
A Negro’s Unprovoked Assault Upon
A Nine-Year Old Boy Shot With His
Own Gun—The Lad’s Wounds Like
ly to Prove Fatal Officers After
David Days, a colored man, shot Sam
Robinson, a little 9-year-old colored boy in
the face with a shot gun loaded with No. 9
shot at Brommell’s place on Big Buzzard Is
land Saturday afternoon. The shots entered
both eyes and the left eye will be per
manently injured. The boy’s face was
badly disfigured. No cause or provocation
for the shooting was refiorted. From the
boy’s statement aud that of his sister Alary,
who witnessed it, the shooting was simply a
STORY OF THE SHOOTING.
The circumstances attending the case, as
related by tho boy and his sister, are these:
The parents of the children had gone to an
other island on a visit, leaving the three
children, Sam, Mary and Crissie, in charge
of the place. They cautioned them not to
allow auybody on the place except to get
water, and that intruders must leave ussoou
as they got the water. Days was in a boat
with a white man named Edward King.
The boat was anchored off the island and
Days went ashore, ostensibly for water. The
boy, Robinson, met him with a shotgun and
told him that his father did not allow any
poaching on the place, and that if he wanted
water ho could get it, but he must leave tho
place as soon as he couJd.
WANTED TO SEE THE GUN.
Days asked the boy to let him see the gun,
aud the boy handed it over to him. About
this time some boys on another part of the
place began squealing, and young Sam
started off to find out, the cause, when Days
remarked that he would take sight. The
boy, being a few steps from him, stopped
and turned half way around, when Days
filled. The boy received the full charge in
his face, and fell on his knees and face. His
assailant claimed that the tx>y shot himself,
which the latter denied, aud his sister cor
roborated bis denial.
RETURNED TO HIS BOAT.
After the shooting, Days went back
aboard the boat and started for the Cattle
Park, near Montgomery. Crissie Robinson,
tiie sister, rowed down to Green Island for
help, and the boy was brought into the city
yesterday in a wagon, aud taken to the City
dispensary, where a physician was called to
dress his wounds. He was afterward sent
to tlie Georgia Infirmary. His attending
physician says that the boy’s wounds are
very serious, and may prove fatal. An
ante-mortem affidavit was taken by Justice
Molina, and a warrant will be issued this
morning, and an officer will be sent out to
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
Chief Euginoer Simmons, for the German
bondholders of the Brunswick and Western
road, has written a letter stating that the
bondholders have agreed to expend $500,000
in improving the road aud equipping it
with needed rolling stock. It was further
stated that the money would be available
at once, and that Mr. Simmons would be in
Brunswick at an early day to inaugurate
the work of improvement with as little de
lay as possible.
President Williamson says that no de
cision lias been made in regard to the award
ing of the contract for the building of the
Chattanooga, Rome and Columbus railroad.
The bids have all been forwarded to New
York, and a decision will be rendered early
this week. It is intended to have the entire
line from Chattanooga via Rome, Cedar
town and Tallapoosa to Bowdon, under con
tract within the next few days, aud it is ex
pected to have the line from Bowdon to
Columbus under contract in a short time.
WIGS AND GOWNS.
Peculiarities of Legal Practice in Eu
From, the Washington Star.
At the nineteenth annual opeuing of the
law college of National University, Mr.
Thomas Wilson delivered an address be
fore the students on the “Peculiarities of Law
and Practice in Some of the European
The English judges, he said, wear black
silk gowns similar to those worn by our
Supreme Court Judges. They wear huge
white-horse wigs, curled and full bottomed.
The lawyers wear a similar gown and wig,
except the latter finishes in a queue. The
judges and lawyers of France and Belgium
wear a similar dress, except the higher
courts of France, in which the rap and
gown are scarlet. A courtroom in Holland
was described, and the executioner’s swords,
one of which is now in the National Mu
seum. Mr. Wilson described the manner of
execution in France and the setting up and
working of the guillotine. He showed how
a criminal trial was conducted in France,
particularly the interrrogation of the ac
cused by the president of the oourt. He ar
gued against the secret examination of the
accused made by the judge d' instruct ion,
and the public interrogation by the presi
dent. But he also argued against the
American system of shielding %he accused
from any examination. He advocated a
middle course as best calculated to convict
the guilty aud clear the innocent —to com
pel the accused to give testirnoney in public
before the magistrate or Police Court im
mediately upon his arrest, and also on his
trial, the examination to be conducted by
the District Attorney. He said our law is too
tender toward the criminal. Certainty
rather than severity, hut celerity with
either was desired. Why not take the best
evidence to elicit the truth! Who knows
better than the accused whether he be guilty
or innocent! Then why not examine him
as a witness! If he is innocent he will be
glad to testify; if he is guilty why should he
not be compelled to? If the law lias any
right to punish the guiity, why should it not
have the right to examine him as witness
against himself! The prohibition was orig
inated to prevent the torture of criminals
to force a confession. Times have changed
since then. There is no danger now. Mr.
Wilson gave descriptions of notaries,
marriage contracts, assaults, duels and lot
teries, and finished with a comparison of
European and Cm ted States systems of law
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Pictures at Appel & Schaul's, One Price Cloth
Gloria, weni-s better than silk, for $2 50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip #3 50, Ginghams from
$1 upward, all selling low to show our
patrons that wo have moved to the north
taunt corner of Congress and Whitaker
The largest variety of Children’s, Boys’ and
Men's Hats in the city at Apitel & Schaul's, One
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. R. Cassels, corner Taylor
ar.tl East Broad -tve-; Telr>For.e No. 77.
THE STORY OF THE AMYKOS.
How Long Must the Vessel Remain at
Savannah, Oct. : li.—Editor Morning
News: What is going on below the city, at
quarantine? Let us review the situation,
from time to time, and see how carefully
the commerce of the city is being cared for
by our Sanitary Hoard.
The Amykos, now at quarantine, has lain
there with another healthy crew —the un
happy healthy crews —for forty-four days.
Hoes it strike you that that is fast getting
on to two months?
The Amykos, with a cargo of rum and
cocoanuts, left St. Jago de Cuba August 5,
1887—mark the month —and arrived at
quarantine Sept. 8, 1887. Thirty-four days
on her passage, a little over one month.
She hud a clean bill of health. Her crew is,
and has been in good health. She came
(tried to comei into this port in distress.
Think of it. Recklessly plunging into the
jaws of the Savannah quarantine in dis
tress, Alas! Alas!
The captains of the different vessels who
have their homes at our quarantine have
visited her freely. Those same captains
have been allowed to come up to the city,
and some are with us now. But what of
the Amykos, and her captain and her crew i
In response to an inquiry as to when the
ship would be allowed to come up to the
city, the Mayor, under date of Sept. 18,
1887, replies: “1 refer you to the last clause
of section 9, and to section 11 of the quar
antine ordinance. ” Therefore there is little
hope of the Amykos’ coming up until Nov.
1, or it may be until frost.
She has been at quarantine already forty
four days. One would think that long
enough, but she may have to remain until
Nov. I, or perhaps frost or, in other words,
she must lie at the mouth of our river three
to four months. Is it not a shame to call
that quarantine ? Is it quarantine i Is it
not blockade t Is it not commercial de
struction and compiercial annihilation to
thus treat vessels visiting our port ! Can
we, with impunity, continue to keep vessels
with healthy crews waiting at the mouth of
the river three or four months 1 Is there
any other port that dares to trifle with her
shipping interests in that way i The writer
makes bold to answer none, Fair Play.
Japanese Railway Statistics.
From the London Times.
According to the report of the Japanese
Railway Department the total mileage of
railways constructed and brought into
working order since March, 1869, is 870, of
which 209 miles are government property
and 161 miles belong to private companies.
The total sum actually expended on the
lines in operation amounts to $21,8.87,084, of
which $16,897,104 were spent in govern
ment lines, and $4,557,229 in private lines.
The net profit obtained on the former was
6.2 and upon the latter 10.26 per cent. In
both cases’ the working expenses are the
same, viz.: 45.3 per cent, of the gross earn
ings. The cause of the better result obtained
in respect of private linos is that, these have
been constructed at much smaller expense
than the government roads. The average
cost per mile in the latter was $79,935; that
in private roads, $26,519. In both cases the
roads were constructed by the Railway De
partment, the private company supplying
the funds until the line is in working order.
The cost of construction of the two earliest
Japanese railways averaged $146,820 per
mile, while the cost of the latest line was
only $20,239 per mile. The Minister points
out that this is partly due to unavoidable
initial expenditure in connection with any
enterprise. Railway work in Japan is now
being carried on by Japanese engineers
wholly without foreign assistance. During
the three years ending 1886 the rate of con
struction was sixty-one miles annually, and
during the three years prior to 1888 it was
thirty-six miles; before 1880 it was only five
miles, and before 1677 nine miles per annum,
showing enormously increased activity
BLOOD AND SKIN DISEASES.
A Rare Opportunity— Consultation, Ex
amination and Advice Free of Charge.
lII'. W hitehead has opened an office in Sa
vannah, and offers to give a free consulta
tion to all cases of rheumatism, scrofula,
syphilis, old sores, skin eruptions, malarial
jx>isons, and all conditions arising from an
impure condition of the blood.
Dr. Whitehead has made this claas of dis
eases a special study for years, and has a
remedy which he has used in thousands of
cases with remarkable success. He has
letters and certificates from responsible peo
ple he has cured throughout the South.
The doctor makes no ridiculous claim as
to Indian secrets, or the Hoodoo medicine
arts, he simply offers his remedy as a com
bination of the best known vegetable altera
tives and tonics (Prickly-Ash, Poke-Root
Queen’s Delight, Sarsaparilla, and Gentian)
and that it contains that matchless blood
Eunfier, the lodide of Potassium. If you
ave any blood disease call aud see the doc
tor and lie will examine aud prescribe for
you free of charge. Dr. Whitehead has
many valuable remedies he uses in the local
treatment of old sores, ulcers, skin erup
tions, etc., in connection with his Blood
Office in New Odd Fellows' Building,
corner State and Barnard streets. Office
horn's Ba. m. to 6p. in.; Sundays Ba. m.
to 12 m.
P. S.—Letters frgm a distance answered
and advice given free of charge.
LAMPS AND CHINA
At Crockery House of Jas. S. Silva &
Gas is good, and electricity is good, but
for reading and sewing there is no light so
pleasant to the eye as that from a good oil
lamp. We have now in store n complete
line of Lamps of every description; our
Parlor Hanging and Stand Lamps are un
usually pretty, at reasonable prices.
CHINA AND HOUSEKEEPING GOODS.
Dinner, Breakfast and Tea Sets, small,
large, and also in separate pieces. The
decorated ware is very low priced this sea
son. Granite Iron Pots, Pans and Kettles,
Shovel and Tongs. Coal Hods and Vases,
Fenders and Fire Dogs. Come and see us.
J AS. S. Silva & Son.
The Art of Dressing Well.
Eternal vigilance is the price of other
things besides liberty. It is part of the
price we have paid for our success as Cloth
iers. We make your wants our daily study;
to meet them fully, cheaply and promptly
our daily task, to uvoid other clothiers’ mis
takes our daily endeavor. The result of
this combined labor and study is a stock of
just such Clothing as you want, at just
such prices as you want to pay, and in just
such assortment as you’ll want to select
from. It is self-evident, that our methods
suit the good people of this city. Buyers
have plain sailing here, and the boy or child
is just as safe as the best expert in the city.
Our sole aim is to hold the high place in
the public estimation that we have at
tained by a conservative system 'of fair
dealing. We don’t ask you to believe any
thing. “The building speaks for the
We only ask a careful survey of our
Clothing—Overcoats, Underwear, Neck
wear, stylish fall Hats and Furnishings.
Every inspection is a sale; it can’t be other
wise with the tangible evidences presented.
The Golden Arm, 159 Broughton street.
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show a nice
selection for early fall weur, also fall Over
coats. They are nicer and prices lower
than ever, to show our customers that we
have removed to the northeast corner Con
gress and Whitaker streets. The Famous
New York Clothing House manufacture all
the clothing they sell, dealing direct with
the consumer. We save every one who
buys of us at least 25 per cent.
American Natural Wool Sanitary Underwear,
recommended by all physicians, at Appel &
Special indications for Georgia
FAIR Eastern Florida and Western
_____ Florida: Fair weather, preceded
by rain in northern Georgia, cooler,
fresh to brisk easterly winds, becoming
Comoarlson of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Oct. 23. 1887, and the mean of same day for
fifteen years. .
j Departure | Total
Mean Temperature from the Departure
i Meau j Since
for 15 years Oct. 523, ’tT -'-or Jan. 1,1887.
Comparative rainfall statement:
I , , Departure Total
Mean Daily Amount £r( * tu the Departure
Amount for for Jlt , aa | £j nce
lb Years. Oct. 21, 87. J or _ jj an . 1, 1517.
12 j. 00 ! l-2 I —12524
Maximum, temperature 73. minimum tem
perature E 0
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 7 0 feet—a fall of 0.0 durmg the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 24 hours end
ing 6p. m., Oct. 23 1887. 75th Meridian
Districts. I Average.
| N " o 0f Max.! Min. Ram-
INAME ’ tious | Temp .Temp fall.
1. Atlanta 11 ‘‘*4 46 T*
2. Aufrusta 1- TO 42 .00
3. Charleston 8 72 ft) 00
4. Galveston 18 80 04 T*
5. Little Hook 8 U 58 T*
6. Memphis 10 72 52 01
7. Mobile 7 74 48 .00
8. Montgomery 8 74 52 I .00
9. New Orleans 4 78 bO i oo
10. Savannah 11 78 4S
11. Vicksburg 4 70 58 T*
12. Wilmington 8 68 40 .00
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah, Oct. 23. 9:86 p. m . city time.
I 5 I
Velocity J P
Portland . 431 S j..l Cloudy.
Boston 46. 8 IClear.
Block Island 56 VV Pair.
Now York city ... MS Fair.
Philadelphia 56 S .. Fair.
Detroit 46 NW .04 Cloudy.
Fort Buford. I— ].. —! '....
St. Vincent 8 MVi T* Cltyir
i Washington city.. 58 1 8IV .; .. ICloudy.
Norfolk 58 8 10 ... Clear.
Charlotte 60 S ' 6 Cloudy.
Hatteras 66| S 12 Fair.
Titusville 72! E 1 6 Clear.
Wilmington 64 S W 6 . Fair.
Charleston 66jS E ...... iClear.
Augusta 62] S E Cloudy.
Savannah 64 E Clear.
Jacksonville 68j E I Clear.
Cedar Keys 72 E I 8| Clear.
Key West 78 N E 141 .OliClear.
Atlanta.... 62 ! 8 E 8| ...ICloudy.
Pensacola <2S E;. Fair.
Mobile 88|SE|..| Clear.
Montgomery .... 68 S E ! Cloudy.
Vicksburg 68!S Kj.. | .04]Raining.
New Orleans 68 S E].. j iClear.
Shreveport 70 S j.. Cloudy.
Fort Smith 56 N E . Fair.
Galveston 74] S 6| ... Clear.
Corpus Christ!— 76! S 121 Cloudy.
Palestine 72 S 6 ...Cloudy.
Brownesville 76, S T(V Fair.
RioGrande ' j. . j j
Knoxville 61 W Clear
Memphis 64SW| .44 Cloudy.
Nashville 62 S |..i ,0C Raining.
Indianapolis 42 W .02Cloudy.
Cincinnati 54 SW ..J 06 Raining.
Pittsburg 68, W .. T* Cloudy.
Buffalo 52 S !.. 34jRaining.
Cleveland 56jSW!..j T* Fair.
Marquette 30 N .28 Fair.
Chicago 86 W ]..!.. 1 Cloudy.
Duluth 34 NW Clear.
St. Paul 32 W;..} CloudV.
Davenport 38 NW Cloudy.
Cairo 54 N j..! .12Cloudy.
St. Louis 11 N W Clear.
Leavenworth... 38 NW!. Clear.
Omaha 34|NW|..; Clear.
Bismarck 24 NW !.... Clear.
Deadwood I |.. ]
Cheyenne 22 N E 04 Snowing.
North Platte 24; N . j Cloudy.
Dodge City 36 N E . |....'Clear.
Santa Fa. 16 S K. .| Clear.
*T denotes tract; of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
What It Is.
P. P. P. is the great remedy for all
blood and skin diseases. It is a fine prepar
ation, containing all the best known vege
table Tonics and Blood Purifying Remedies,
Prickly Ash, Poke Root, Queen’s Relight
and Sarsaparilla, with the lodide of Potas
sium added. It is not a tea, but is made by
the percolation process, and is a certain cure
for rheumatism, scrofula, skin diseases and
all conditions of the system requiring a
powerful tonic and blood purifier.
A Eig Crop of Weddings.
Reliable rumor predicts a greater than usual
number of weddings during the fail and winter
season, an indication of prosperity surely. We
are in proper trim for just such occasions, and
would ask 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 and Plated Ware suitahle for wedding
presents, rare Vases, elegant Clocks, handsome
Statuary, and bric-a-brac generally. Our line
of bronze ornaments is brilliant ip 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 famoos "Tiffany's” can outrival tis in
beauty and careful selection of our stock Prices
have been made to suit the times, and we offer
our representative stock on its merit*, 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 snow visitors through our
stock, even though they may not be ready to
buy, as we feel that our establishment is one of
the "sights" of the city, and it is always "exhi
bition day" to the public. Respectfully,
M. Sternberg, 157 Broughton street.
Boys’ Blue Hats for 25c.
“The Famous” has removed to I+4 Con
gress street, northeast corner of Whitaker.
In order to call attention to the removal
will sell a nice Boy’s Blue Hat or Polo Cap’
for 25c.. Knee Pants, age 4to 111, for 50c. to
75c., Suits, 4to 18, for $2 50. Also a reduc
tion iu 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 bo convinced
that we can sell any grade suit
wanted at a saving of $2 so'to $.5 00, as we
manufacture our clothing, and sell them at
prices our competitors buy them at.
At the Harnett House. Savannah, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to $:l per day. Try
it and bo convinced.—Boston, llomc Jour
Gents Crushed Hats, all colors, .We., r.vc,, S.V.,
SI and $1 S.i, at Appel & Sehaul's, One Price
ONE CARLOAD SALMON
FOR SALK BY
C. M GILBERT & CO.,
Highland Brand Condensed Milk.
A runs Milk condensed to a syrupy consistency.
AT STRONG b DRUG STORE,
Corner Bull and Perrv tre< r | na
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity,
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economy
cal than the ordinary kind, and cannot he sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
only in cans. Royal Baking Powder Cos., 10S
Wall street, New York.
U'DUEN * HATES S. M. H
Brass Match Safes.
Brass Cuff Boxes.
Brass Toilet Sets.
Brass Smoker Sets.
Brass Paper Weights.
Brass Card Receivers.
lew Ctoics Artistic Goods.
Hatter & Furnisher.
DUNLAP'S FINE HATS. NASCIMENTO'B
FLF. ABLE H Af3, MEN'S, BOYS’ AND CHIL
DREN’S HATS AND CAPS.
Sanitary Uudeewear of Pure Camel's Hair.
Buckskin Vests for Weak Lungs.
Lambs’ Wool Underwear.
Cotton Flannel Underwear.
Merino Half Hose. All Wool Socks.
Rubber Coats and Leggins.
Hunting Boots and Hats.
Dusters for Cotton Men, only $1 each. Wea
them and save your clothes from ink.
Fine Silk Hats at $3 B 0 each. Cheap!
Silk and Gloria Cloth Umbrellas.
DENT'S Celebrated Kid Gloves, the best men's
Driving Gloves, Evening Gloves and Scarfs.
Buggy Robes, new patterns. Linen or Wool.
Fine Clothing to Order from Measure. TRV
New Scarfs and Fancy Handkerchiefs.
29 Bull Street.
ASK YOUR STATIONER FOR IT.
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lines the w ork of one costing SIOO. Indorse!
by LEADING BUSINESS MEN.
GEO. BECKER ft CO.,
30 Great Jones St., New York City.
Send for Circular
i URNIi’U M E AND CARPETS.
For quality and price we can do better thaa
any ol her concern in the South.
Our goods are all specially the
most renowned manufacturers, and embrace
everything in the Furniture and Carpet trade.
Our terms are most liberal, and all goods ar*
just as represented.
A personal inspeotion will convince you that
we can sell you much CHEAPER than the
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
ITS, 150 and 152 BROUGHTON ST.
"We want in erory city
and town. BIG COMMISSIONS.