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VBQTEST OF THE CREWS.
A NAVAL COURT TAKES UP THE
WET COTTON CASE.
The Crews Object to Sailing With
Damaged Cotton Under the Hatches
and Appeal to the British Consul- A
Debate Over Representation The
Underwriters Ruled Cut of the Court.
A naval Court of Inquiry was held at the
British Vice Consulate at Or 10 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, to consider the [letitiou
and protest of the crew of the British steam
ship Resolute against going to sea in the
ship with the wet and damaged cotton. The
case excited a groat deal of interest.
The different underwriters’ agents were
there while both the crews of the Resolute
and the Naples were interested listeners.
Col. George A. Mercer was present, repres
enting the British foreign marine under
writers. Messrs. Charlton und Maokall also
were present, but did not appear to repre
sent anybody. CoL William Garrard and
A. H. MacDonell. representing the crew,
with Isaac Minis, Jr., and Mr. Putnam.who
claimed to represent the captain of the ship
and the British marine clubs. The court
jurv consisted of Messrs. ,1. B. Duckw'orth.
jams- K. Clarke, Capt. Child,of the British
steamship Rayley, and Capt. Sawle,
of the British steamship Cartagena,
UNDERWRITERS RULED OUT.
The British Vice Consul, W. Robertson,
presided, and proceedings were opeu.-d by
the Vice Consul reading a petition of the
crew of the Resolute, in which it was set
forth that it would be del terious to their
health and hazardous to their lives to make
the voyage with the wet and damaged cot
ton nnder hatches, and they begged the in
tervention of the Board of Trade of Eng
land, through the Vice Consul, in their be
The Vice Consul stated that in view of
this he bad called the court. Col. Mercer
urged a postponement of the inquiry until
a petition from the British foreign marine
underwriters could be presented, with other
evidence which would have a strong bearing
on the case, arguing that they
were the defendants in the case.
Col. Garrard stated that the under
writers had nothing whatever to do in the
matter; that it was a question between the
crew and the ship, which was the real de
fendant, and the underwriters were really
a third party, and could not be reoofmized;
it mattered not to the underwriters whether
this ship took rotten beef, rotten cotton or
rotten vegetables, but it wras of vital im
portance to the crew. His view? were sus
tained by the court, and the underwriters
were ruled out.
A CHARGE REFUTED.
Mr. Putnam stated that he was there to
represent the captain. He said that he was
the captain's friend and adviser in the case,
and he also represented the English clubs.
His right to represent the captain was also
denied by the ooart. CoL Mercer said that
as thecaptain was not represented by counsel
and as he was not competent to conduct the
case himself, and could not cross-examine
witnesses he would represent Capt. Reavely,
and urged a postponement of the inquiry
for two days. The court would not allow
Col. Mercer to represent the captain as he
was already representing the under
writers. Capt. Strachan, of Strachan
& Cos., said that he was the real representa
tive of the owners of the ship, but a little
matter of custody fees had caused the ship
to be taken out of his hands by the Captain,
who acted upon the advices of the under
writers, but that Col. Mercer was retained
on a veariy salary to represent the under
writers. tie was, however, unable to sub
stantiate this when Col. Mercer denied the
truth of the latter statement.
• ADJOURNED TILL TO-DAT.
Capt. Reavely asked that the court post
pone the inquiry until he could consult and
secure counsel. When he came to the in
quiry he felt sure that he and his owners
were represented. Mr. MacDonell said that
they were anxious to proceed with the
case; that a number of gentlemen
hail inconvenienced themselves to oblige
both sides by coining to the inquiry to tes
tify. The court then stated that it was
averse to a postponement and asked Capt.
Reavely how long he would need to secure
and consult with counsel. He said that he
would need at least two days. The court
thought that too long and after deliberating
announoed that the inquiry would adjourn
until 9 o’clock this morning so as to enable
Capt, Reavely to procure counsel.
AN EARLY MORNING BLAZE.
Fire Breaks Out in a Price Street Ten
The firemen were called out a few min
utes after 6 o'clock yesterday morning by a
double alarm, from boxes 27 and 4ti. The
fire was in the middle of a row of frame
tenements on Price street, facing Whitfield
square. It started in a house occupied by
Mrs. W. W. Cornwell, a widow lady and her
daughter. They were awakened early in
the morning and detected smoke, but they
thought it came from a neighbor’s kitchen
and paid no attention to it. Awhile
after they were awakened by some
one pounding on the front door of
the house. They sprang out of bed and
opened the door into the hall. The room
was tilled with smoke and the stairway was
in flames. They rushed to the front win
dows and got out on the porch of an ad
joining house, and were lifted to the ground
by the firemen. The flames were quickly
got under control, and in a few minutes
the fire was out. It started in the kitchen
on the first floor, it is supposed from a defec
tive flue. *
Mrs. Cornwell lost most of her furniture
and household goods. The two adjoining
bouses on the north and south, occupied by
Mrs. Abigail Sampson and Joseph Campos,
were also damaged by smoke and water.
All the bouses are owned by Martin Suiter,
and the loss is fully covered by insurance.
COLD WAVE ON TIME,
A Fall of 20 Degrees From 3 O’clock Up
to Midnight—To Day’s Weather.
The cold wave which the Signal Service
predicted would be on hand to-day, got here
on time. From 3 o’clock yesterday after
noon up to midnight there was a fall in
mercury of 36’, an average of nearly 3° an
The front of the cold wave was reported
at St. Louis at 3 o'clock. Mercury there
registered 24". There was very little change
in the weather here until 8 o’clock last
night. After that it l>egan to grow colder,
and at 10 o’clock mercury had gone down to
02°, and at midnight it was 56’, a fall of li’
in two hours. Observer Banner who was
on duty then said that if it
clears oil there will be a
drop to 4.Y, and probably a frost will
occur. The cold will last two or three
days. The advance of the wave is shown
by the following comparison of tempera
ture contained in yesterday and last night's
7 a. m. 3 p. in. 10 p. m.
Atlanta 02 52 4(1
Augusta.. . 01 M 48
Charleston 08 80 00
■Wilmington 01 08 Ml
Savannah 04 B,’ 02
Charlotte 60 42 42
The coldest weather reported was at St.
Vintent, Minn., where mercury is down to
8' below zero. The .Savannah observers are
in advance of the Washington observers
on predicting cold the wave, and announced
it twenty-four hours ahead of Washing
Had His Foot Crushed.
A negro named George Slock had his left
foot mushed by a piece of railroad iron
while at work on the wharves yesterday.
He was taken to Dr. Parsons’ drug store,
where the wounded foot was dressed. It is
probable that the little toe will have to be
OFF FOR MACON.
Departure of the Confederate Veter
ans for the State Fair.
The Confederate Veterans' Association
sent up a representation to Macon last night
to take part in the welcome to t’ue old chief
tain, Hon. Jefferson Davis. They a-scrubled
in the Court House early in the evening and
waited there until the Cadets, who escorted
them to the depot, marched up, headed
by the I’nion < ’ornet Band.
Capt. John R. D.llon, who was in com
mand of the veterans, formed them in the
lobby of the court house. There was a larye
crowd ou nand to witness the departure,
and many of the young men who had served
fora year or two in the militia stood by
with a critical eye to see whether the old
vets had forgotten the way of a quarter of
a century ago. Captain Dillon gave the
order to count fours, and some of them
counted up as high as six. but they straight
ened everything out bye and bye, and
marched out to join their escort.
The Cadets were drawn up in lino on j
President street, and as the veterans i
emerged front the door of the courthouse]
they came to a present arms The veterans
marched by twos in front of the line, with j
uncovered heads, and formed on the left of j
the Cadet*. "Fours right, march'’ started
the column down President, and the
band struck up the "Bonnv Blue Flag” as
the crowd broke forth in cheers, and
the old warriors marched away. |
The column moved over Bull to
Liberty street, and theme to the depot, |
where auother large crowd was in waiting, j
The Cadets wheeled into line when they
reached the train and presented firms as the
veterans marched by them to their car. Bi
fore boarding the train the veterans gave
three cheers for the Cadets, and wound
them up with a “tiger," and the Cadets re
sponded Instil}-. The veterans took with
them twentv-one men and five are now in
Macon, so there will be twenty-sii of them
ou hand to take part in the ceremonies.
The Cadets were forty-one strong rank and
file, and after the train had pulled out they
marched up West Broad to Broughton, up
Broughton to Whitaker, South on Whita
ker to Perry, and West on Perry one block.
They halted in front of the house of Hergt.
Jefferson Davis Miller who was married but
a few days ago, and serenaded him. Sergt.
Miller appeared and invited the company
in, so arms were stacked, and the invita
tion was accepted. The company remained
for some time when it returned to the armo
ry and broke ranks.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
There were six arrests for disorderly con
Magnolia Encampment No. 1, I. O. O. F.,
meets this evening.
Golden Rule Lodge No. 12, I. O. O. F.,
holds a regular meeting to-night.
The Workingmen’s Benevolent Associa
tion will hold a special meeting to-night.
Tho Port Society's reading room, at 56
Bay street, is open daily from 9 a. m. to
9:45 p. m.
Two white men were arrested at the Mar
ket dock and one at the foot of Lincoln
street for smoking on boats.
The stockholders of the Citizens’ Mutual
Loan Company will meet at Metropolitan
Hail Wednesday, Nov. 2, to consider the
merging of the company into the Citizens’
Bank of Savannah.
The Chatham Gun Club did not goto Ma
con last night. Nothing has been heard
from Atlanta club in reply to the Chat
hams' challenge to shoot for the interstate
medal in Macon to-day, and it is presumed
that they do not want to meet the Chat
RIVER AND HARBOR NOTES.
Happenings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The British ship Ceylon sailed from Tybee
yesterday for Sapelo quarantine.
Anew steam launch called the Gypsy
made her appearance in the river yester
day. She uses gasoline for fuel, and is ap
parently very fast.
Messrs. A. Minis & Sons cleared yester
day the British steamship York City, for
Reval, with 6,234 bales of upland cotton,
weighing 2,994,138 pounds, valued at $268,-
The bark Alice C. Dickerman in coming
out of the slip at. the Ocean Steamship wharf
under her own sail, on the way to the Sa
vannah, Florida and Western Railway Com
pany’s wharf yesterday, struck the United
States steam launch Discover, kuocking off
the lower steering wheel.
The British steamship Sylvia finished
puntping out the water in her two forward
holds yesterday afternoon, and the vessel
was transferred to the Exchiuige dock, where
the work of discharging the damaged cotton
will be continued. About 1,200 bales have
thus far been discharged. The cotton noted
in yesterday's Morning News as having
been rejected by the steamer on account of
oil staius or bacon grease has also been re
jected by the owners, and it is now thrown
back on the hands of the Central Railroad
A survey was held on the British brig Isa
bella yesterday, the board consisting of
Capt. Child, of the British steamship Bay
ley; H. F. Wlllink, master ship carpenter,
atid Capt Wigginß, Port Warden. They
found the brig straightened out on the
marine railway, as she was previously
slightly logged" Tliev recommended that
the metal do stripped off her bottom and
top sides and deck to be caulked, planks,
bar and rail to be re-fastened, wooden knees
repaired and iron ones re-fastened, stern
post re-bolted, rudder to be unshipped, and
saucer to be re fastened, one new deck
plank, main keelsons and assistant keelsons
to be re-fastened from stem to stern post,
and tho brig to be remodeled or painted.
THE SODA WATER WAR.
Dealers Say They Will Stop Selling if
They Have to Pay 75c. For It.
There was mighty little soda water in
Yamacraw yesterday, and there will be less
to-day. The Yamaoraw saloon keepers sell
soda for 5c., and they say that they will
stop selling it if they huve to pay 75c. a
box when they only receive $1 20 a box.
Those who are agitating the movement to
start co-operative works, are laying low for
a Jay or two to see if the manufacturers will
not return to the old prices, but if they
ilo not the new works will soon be erected.
It is said that one of the old dealers has
offered to sell out his works to the co-opera
LeFevres Won the Match.
The Chatham and LeFevre Gun Clubs
met yesterday afternoon, in the match for
the National Gun Association Medal, and tjje
LeFevre Club won by a score of thirty-four
to thirty-two. The “hooting was unusually
poor, but the Chathams labored under a dis
advantage. Two of tho men were using
one gun, and during tho early part of the
contest the gun broke.
Monday Night’s Drowning.
The negro who was drowned Monday
from the lighter alongside of the British
steamship Glen Tanar, was Horace Jenkins,
24 yeas of age, and formerly employed
at tiie Harnett House as a night watchman.
John Winn was diving yesterday fer the
body, but it was not recovered.
Coming to Savannah.
Secretary T. H. O’Donovan has received
a notice that Hon. Arthur O’Connor, M. P.,
and Sir Thomas Henry Grattan EsmondE,
M. P., member* of the Irish Parliamentary
party, who are making a tour of this coun
try, will be in Savannah about the middle
Seekers after nomen mid investments
should turn at once to the third page and
seventh column, aud read the remarks ou
that subject made by a real estate dealer.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26. 1887.
HELLO! CENTRAL. HELLO!
A Chatty Talk With Telephone Mana
Manager Bishop of the Telephone Ex
change, stopped a Morning News reporter
yesterday, and led him into the office of
the exchange. He explained that be is
exerting himself to the utmost to improve
the service, that his inspectors have been
systematically through the city, overhaul
ing every station, and are
remedying any and all trouble as fast us
found. "But/'he said, "there are several
things which I would like to impress upon
subscritiers, by way of enlisting their co
operation in improving the service, as you
• an readily understand that my efforts will
lie futile, if they neglert to handle their in
struments properly. We have an instruc
tion card posted by the side of each set of
instruments, but a great many people either
do not read it, or. having read it. neglect to
recogtnze it. Nothing is contained in the
corrqiany's instructions which has not been
suggested to us by years of experience in
the business. We' is insider the observance
of every one of the rules necessary to a
The rules provide that the free use of any
telephone by non-subscril'ers is prohibited
by contract. Any one, however, may call
a physician or give an alarm of fire by
courtesy of the subscriber. To call put the
hand telephone to the car, press down the
lever, and give first the number of the
party wanted and then your own number,
thus: "75 on 15.” Hold the lever down
until the bell is rung, then release it and
proceed with conversation. One ring of
the bell indicates that an order has been
beard and executed. If the party does not
respond promptly, press down the lever
and sav: "Ring 75 again.” Two rings of
the bell indicates that the line with which
it is desired to be connected is in use—call
again in a few minutes. Never use any
extra words in giving an order, such as
"Central!” "Hello! Central!” They are
worse than useless.
To answer a call simply put the hand tel
ephone to the ear, without touching the
lever, and give the number w-anted. Speak
in a moderate, clear tone, not loud, with
lips about three or four inches
from the transmitter. Articulate dis
tinctly. Do not touch the lever,
except to give an order to the
central office. Always hang the telephone
on its hook. Never hang the hand telephone
on the hook until through with the conver
sation. If this is done the operator may
disconnect the connection prematurely.
When necessary to communicate with cen
tral office, otherwise than to order a connec
tion, the private wire will be connected to
the manager's or chief operator’s telephone.
The telephone exchange, with its many
instruments and wires, comprises a vast ar
rangement of delicate apparatus, exposed to
many contingencies. BuWribers ought not
to be surprised or angry if their telephone
sometimes appears to be out of order.
Mr. Bishop was asked to state in what
maimer the rules are not conformed to. He
replied: "One of the ways is that, in calling,
subscribers often fail to'put the band tele
phone to the ear, which, if dor , would
quite frequently show that the call wire was
at that instant being used by someone else
to order a connection, and, of course, it is
impossible for the operator to bear both at
the same time, the result being that the ope
rator generally hears neither. This causes
confusion, and the telephone has always to
bear the blame.
“Again, a subscriber becomes accustomed
to ordering connections made for a certain
number—that of his own station. Some
times he finds himself at the office of a
friend, and wishes to telephone somebody.
He goes to his friend’s telephone and orders
a connection, but instead of using the num
ber of his friend's telephone, he uses that of
his own. Result, the party called for is
connected to the office of the party calling,
and not the station he is using. Someone
at his office goes to the telephone, when
something about like this occurs: ‘Hello!’
‘Hello!’ ‘Well!’ ‘Well!’ ‘What do you
wanti’ ‘I want nothing—what do vou
wanti’ ‘Oh, ! I didn’t call.’ ‘Nei
ther did I—another mistake of the ope
rator.’ And in the meantime the party who
made all the trouble is adding to his offense
by fuming and scolding at the central office
because he can’t get the connection, and
oftentimes calls up the chief operator to
complain. Upon being informed that he is
not at No. he is very profound in his
apologies, but in the meantime the reputa
tion of the telephone service has dropped a
degree in the estimation of two
gentlemen who were rung up by his mis
“Again, the instructions read that in call
ing a subscriber must give lirst the name of
the party wanted, and then his own num
ber; but some people seem to think they can
improve on this, and insist upon giving
their own number first. Result, the party
called for gets one tap on his bell, which he
may or may not answer, while the bell of
the party calling is rung loudly for a couple
of seconds. Please explain, that by the
arrangement of our apparatus, the station
called for, that is, the number first given, is
rung distinctly and loudly, while that of
the party calling is simply tapped once if
the connection is made, and twice if the
party called for is busy talking with some
“Too loud a tone of voice in the transmit
ter produces a buzzing sound, and fre
quently renders the utterance so indistinct
that the operator cannot understand, and,
of course, cannot execute the order. Its
repetition, perhaps several times, is neces
sary, and the subscriber is almost sure to
feel like blaming the central office, when
really he only is in fault.
“The use of the telephones by persons who
have no right to use them, not being sub
scribers, is productive of much trouble.
Such persons rarely observe the rules, and
they make extra demands upon the opera
tors, who have as much as they can do to
handle t he legitimate business of subscribers,
besides frequently occupying the wires to
the disadvantage aud interference with the
business of the latter.”
AT THE OPyiRA.
The Mac Collin Comiquo Company in
‘ Beggar Student’’ To-Night.
The Mac Collin Opera Comique Company
will open its engagement at the Theatre to
night with Millocker’s “Beggar Student.”
The opera lias never been sung hero, and
the sale of seats which began yesterday, as
sures a full house for opening night." The
company has lieen plrtying to crowded
houses through the South, and its engage
ment here wul not be an exception. The
opening opera is one of the most catchy of
comic efforts. The music is varied, viva
cious ami taking. A feature of the com
pany is t lie strength of its chorus of thirty
live voices, and the precision with which it
does its work. The reper
toire for the rest of the week is
“Merrv War” Thursday night and
Saturday matinee, “Francois, the Blue
Stocking,” Friday night, and “Beg
gar Student” again Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Christian celebrated
the fifth anniversary of their marriage by
a wooden wedding at their residence, No.
308 Bryan street, last, night. A large ntim
ber of jpiests was present, and the evening
was delightfully spent.
Mr. J. 11. Milter, of Dublin, formerly of
this city, and Miss A. W. Dudley, were mar
ried at the Cortiett House, Macon, last Friy
day. The marriage was somewhat a surprise
to the friends of both contracting parties,
but all Join in wishing the couple unbounded
toy and long-lived prosperity and happiness.
Miss Dudley is a Savannah lady and has
lmd charge of Wesleyan Academy for some
time. Mr Miller was at one time teacher
in the schools here.
Services at the Christian Church.
There will be pl eaching by the pastor at
the Bolton and Howard Street Christian
Church every evening this week, except
Saturday. Services begin ai 8 o’clock.
I ■ f. ui any,.style or shape, at Appel &
Seism lA.i n. ‘ri e Clothiers.
DAYS IN SAFE KEEPING.
HE SURRENDERS TO THE OFFICERS
AND GOES TO JAIL.
His Story of the Buzzard Island Shoot
ing - Held Under a Charge of
Assault With Intent to Murder A
Claim That the Shooting Was
David Days, the negro charged with hav
ing shot the little negro boy, Sam Robinson,
last Saturday afternoon, on Big Buzzard
Island, came into the city yesterday, and
gave himself up to Justice Molina, who com
mitted him to jail ou a charge of assault
with intent to murder.
Days said that he did not know that lie
was charged with the shooting until he ar
rived at Thunderbolt Monday, when the re
port in the Morning News was read to
him, and he immediately resolved to come
into town and give himself up. His story
differs very little from the boy's statement,
except in the matter of taking the gun. and
its discharge, which he -aid was accidental.
WENT ASHORE FOR WATER.
He said that he was employed by Capt.
King on his sloop, and t hat they were out
fishing for terrapin, etc. The boat's water
supply gave out. and he went ashore on
Buzzard Island to procure some. He asked
the boy's permission which was granted.
Both tlie boy and his sister knew Days as he
had been on the island before, and the sister
went with him and got tin* water. The boy
had put the head of a paflor match on the
nipple of the gun instead of a cap, and just
at soon as the r.oise made bv the hog? at-,
tractod the boy's attention, he asked Days
to hold the gun for him until he wont to
find out tne cause. As soon as Days took
hold of the gun. he said it went off before
it had straightened in his hand, and he
claims that the powder burned his coat
sleeve. The statement is rather inconsist
ent with his statement of the position in
which he says the gun was held.
ntD NOT TAKE SIGHT.
lie denied having said that he took sight.
It was discharged, he said, almost as soon
as it left the boy’s hattds, and the first in
timation he lmd that the boy was hit was
when he saw him down on his knees hold
ing his hands over his face. Days said that
just before the shot was fired he heard the
boy’s sister Mary cautioning him about
putting the match heads on the nipple of
the gun, saying that some accident would
happen. Days is about 25 years old and
lives at Sand Fly station with his mother.
IN THE CITY BY THE SEA.
A Day’s Doings in South Carolina’s
The City of Bridgeton has a rived in
Charleston. She was purehashed by IV. B.
Charleston bad a small cotton fire on
Monday. Nine bales burst into flames in
front of the Commercial press. The cause
cannot be surmised in Charleston.
Col. John R. Fellows, who was nomina
ted last week for the distinguished position
of District Attorney by the Democrat.? of
New York is known to many Ex-Confeder
ate soldiers in South Carolina.
The Democratic ward elections having
l>een completed, there will be a lull in poli
tics until after, the Gala Week, when the
registration and primaries for delegates
to the nominating convention will take
At a meeting of the Wentworth .Street
Lutheran Church on Sunday the resigna
tion of the Rev. Luther K. Probst, as pas
tor, was accepted, and will, at the request
of Mr. Probst. go into effect on Dec. 15,
next. It is not yet known where Mr.
Probst will go.
The Charleston Marine Engineers are
about to effect a permanent organization
It will he one of the various branches of
the National Marine Engineers’ Associa
tion of America, of which Mr. Aspinwall
Fuller is President. Mr. Fuller is expected
to arrive in Charleston from New York to
morrow, and will bring with him a charter
for the new organization.
The Now York Sun says: “Mayor
Courtenay, of Charleston, who is spending
a few days in New York, seems more like a
typical Yankee than the ideal Southerner.
He is quick, active, energetic and suggests
the never wearying enthusiasm and activity
of Thomas C. Acton. He likes the high
pressure of New York life, and declares
that it is the healthiest kind of a life for a
man to live, if he takes care of liis stomach
and keeps a clear conscience enough to
enable him to sleep well.”
The Fires and the Facts.
Editor Morning News: It is a fact that
cotton is everywhere carried by rail on open
cars, aud by river steamers on open decks
and that it stands unsheltered in cotton
yards at the railway depots—in all these
positions it is constantly exposed to showers
of sparks and cinders, yet the percentage of
fires under these conditions is not appreci
ably greater than in any close warehouse.
It is a fact that cotton is being constantly
transported along this city front by lighters;
that the greater part of this cotton goes to
the coastwise steamships and to the presses ,
and yet fires do no not occur at these points
nor under these conditions.
It is a fact that all the fires, occur on one
class of ships, and at one stage of the
loading, to wit: on a "tramp” steamer, and
at or near the time when her loading is
It is a fact that fire cannot be for any
length of time “smoldering'’ in the confined
hold of a ship without making itself appar
ent to those who are at work there. Assum
ing these data to lie correct (and it is all a
simple question of fact), the field of research
in an effort to locate the cause of, fires is
narrowed down to a tramp steamship, and
to near the hour or day when she is finished
loading. Surely this ground can be easily
covered by any ordinary intelligence.
It is a fact (Q. E. I).) that the action of
counsel in fulminating its anathemas against
the lighters is an attack on the wrong man—
a "pope’s bull against the comet —and
that it can have no more effect on the fires
in question (unless it lx- to divert attention
from the real cause) than that celebrated
edict had on the celestial fire.
“ You Know.”
Welcoming Its Now Secrstary.
The Ladies' Auxiliary Committee of tho
Young Men’s Christian Association tendered
tho new General Secretary, Air. David A.
Gordon, and Mrs. Gordon a very pleasant
reception at the Young Men’s Christian As
sociation rooms, in Odd Fellows’ building,
last night. Upward of 100 members and
friends of the association were present, and
the new Secretary was given a very hearty
welcome. The reception was wholly in
formal and took piece in the parlors. Re
freshments were served in the reading room
by the ladies of the committee. Mr. Gordon
is an experienced Young Men’s Christian
Association worker, and his cxjiertcnce has
shown him to be a thorough organizer. Ho
and Mrs. Gordon are assured of a cordial
welcome to tlieir new home.
Lovell & Lattimore’s Bathroom Stoves.
We have been asked a good many ques
tions whether or not our Oil Heaters will
smoke, or emit a disagreeable odor. To all
these questions we can say that they will not
smoke when properly trimmed any
more than any lamp, and that
unless oil is carelessly spilled on
the stove in filling that there will
be no unpleasant smell at all. These faults
are all trumped up by awkward and iurlif
ferent persons. Even when poorly attended
to for a bathroom they supply h long-felt
want to perfection. Try it and find it so.
100 $2 Washing Machines Free.
To introduce them. If you want one,
send at once to Monarch Laundry Works,
420 Wabash avenue, Chicago, 111.
TO GO OVER THE ROAD.
An Investigation of the Savannah, Dub
lin and Western’s Affairs.
Messrs. J. H. Montgomery, of Birming
ham, Ala.: K. 8. McFarlin, of La Grange;
Wallace, of Atlanta, and Watt, of Griflin,
representing the new consolidation of the
Birmingham and Atlantic Air Line railroad
with the Birmingham, Georgia and Florida
and the Macon, La Grange and Birming
ham roads, arrived in the city yesterday
for the purpose of looking into the Savan
nah, Dublin and Western's affairs.
A conference was held last night with the
friends and supporters of the enterprise here,
and to-day the delegation will Is gin its ex
amination of the road. The profiles in the
Engineer's office will lie gone over to-day and
to-morrow the committee will start on a
trip over the first fifty miles of the mad.
They will be taken out by the contractors,
Messrs. Carpenter, Grant and Mundy, as
far as Excelsior, and will inspect the work
that has been done between here and there.
The inspection will occupy two or three
days, and w ill be the basis of a report upon
which the consolidation is to lie effected.
The membei-sof the delegation arc thorough
and experienced railroad men and know
what they are doing. Their report in re
gard to the Savannah, Dublin and Western
will have an important bearing upon the
consolidation w hich was mapped out in At
lanta last week.
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
The Georgia Pacific and the East Tennes
see, Virginia and Georgia roads arc about
to construct a union depot at Anniston, Aia.
The construction and extension now being
made by the Louisville anil Nashville sys
tem will, in a short while, afford a direct
through line from Birmingham, Ala., to St.
Mr. W. J. Craig and Supt, Starr, of the
Port P.oyal and Western Carolina system of
the Central: Supt. McClintock, of the Co
lumbus and Western, and Supt. Kline, of
the Southwestern, were in the city yester
BLOOD AND SKIN DISEASES.
A Rare Opportunity- Consultation, Ex
amination and Advice Free of Charge.
Dr. Whitehead has opened an office in Sa
vannah, and offers to give a free consulta
tion to all oases of rheumatism, scrofula,
syphilis, old sores, skin eruptions, malarial
poisons, and all conditions arising from an
impure condition of the blood.
Dr. Whitehead has made this class 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
purifier, the lodide of Potassium. If you
have anv blood disease call and see the doc
tor and he will examine and 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
hours Ba. m. to 6p. m.; Sundays Ba. m.
to 1- m.
P. S.—Letters from a distance answered
and advice given free of charge.
D. B. LESTER. THE GROCER,
B-uys for cash and sells cheap.
L-obks after his customers’ interest.
E-mploys good and competent clerks.
S-ells nothing but first-class groceries*
T-ries to please everybody.
E-stablished Sept. Ist, 18<4.
R-epresents everything to be as it is.
T-ells people where to get bargains.
H-as a large stock of fine wines.
E-arnestly solicits your patronage.
G-ives value received every time.
R-etails fine candies very cheap.
O-ccupies store 21 Whitaker street.
C-an always meet competition.
E-conomical housekeepers’ friend.
R-eady to rectify all mistakes.
. 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 a complete
fine 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 t his sea
son. Granite Iron Pots, Pans and Kettles,
Shovel and Tongs, Coal Hods and Vases,
Fenders and Fire Dogs. Come and see us.
Jas. S. Sir.vA & Son.
People do not like to bo humbugged, and
still such seems to be the case. Where is the
reason in paying such high prices for ladies
and gentlemen’s fine shoes, tourist and club
bags, when you can buy them from a selected
stock, which is most complete, and the styles
are the very nobbiest to be had. These
Shoes, Tourist and Club Bags, are bought
direct from the factories for cash, saving
from 15 to 25 per cent, on every purchase
made from me. Come and see my stock and
the figures placed thereon will open your
When you have read these facts, ask your
self, why buy from a credit system, with
its high tolls, when you have a Live Cash
System close at hand that saves you money,
at A. 8. Cohen's, If® 1 Broughton street?
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 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 suitable fo-' wedding
presents, rure Vases, elegant Clocks, handsome
Statuary, and bric-a-brac generally. Our line
of bronze ornaments is brilliant in ifSelf. 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 spare to
speak intelligibly. Suffice it to say that not
even the famous “Tiffany's” can outrival us m
beauty and careful selection of our stock. Prices
have been made to suit the times, ami we offer
our representative stoek on Us 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 snow visitors through our
stock, even though they may not be ready to
buy. as w e feel that our establishment is one of
the "sights" of the city, and it is always "exhi
bition day" to the public. Respectfully,
M. Stkuxbero, 157 Broughton street.
Boys’ Blue Hats for 26c.
“The Famous” has removed to 144 Con
gress street, northeast corner of Whitaker.
In order to call attention to the removal,
will sell a nice Boy’s Blue Hat or Polo Cap,
for 25c., Knee Paiits, age 4to IS, for 50c. to
75c., .Suits, 4to 13, for $2 50. Also a reduc
tion in prices on all our Men’s and Youths’
Clothing. Get the prices of anv of
our competitors, then come to * see
us, and you will be convinced
that we can sell any grade suit
wanted at a saving of $2 50 to $5 00, as we
manufacture our clothing, mid sell them at
prices our competitors buy them at.
Gents Crushed Hats, all colors, 50c., 75c., 85c.,
gland gl 25, at Appel & Schaul’s, One Trice
Clot h iers.
Screven's Patent Plastic Seam Drawers at Ap
pel A Schauta. Call and inspect same.
Social indications for Georgia:
RAIN Warmer, rain, followed by fair
1 weather, light to fresh northerly
winds, shifting to southeasterly.
Comparison of mean temoeraiura ar, Savan
nah, Oict-. s!5 1887, and the mean of samo day for
Mean Temterattre ! from the Departure
for 15 years Oct. 25, *B7, ■ or Jan. 1,1837.
52.0 ■ 09 0 Z 0 - 608.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
tx . . Departure Total
* le£a Daily Amount f the Dt . parturo
Amount lor for ( Menu Since
lb Year*. Oct 85, 87. __ or _ jau. 1, ISS7.*
H3 : 00 I -13 i —13.40
Maximum temperature 83. minimum tttti
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o'clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was t> 2 feet—a fall of 0.1 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing ti p. in., Oct. 25 IBS7. 75th Meridian
V U r Max 'l Min - R® l "-
Temp Temp fail
1. Atlanta | 11 66 50 68
2. Augusta 12 74 50 .16
3. Charleston H 82 i M .01
4. Galveston 18 *0 44 IK
5. Little Kook j 10 G 2 j 42 T*
6. Memphis I 17 62 ; 40 57
7. Mobile I 8 64 ! 48 .48
8. Montgomery 4 .1 56 20
0. New Orleans 10 04 j 40 .55
10. Savannah j 13 84 | W> , .04
11. Vicksburg i 4 54 j 44 ‘3
12. Wilmington 9 01 | 40 .sC>jj|
Averages. . 1 | I 1
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Oct. 25. 3:36 r. m., city time.
Vel< >cit y. PM
Portland . 381 W I Fair.
Boston 40 W Fair.
Block Island 40. W i Cloudy.
New York city ... 42 NW' Cloudy.
Philadelphia 44NWi.. T* Cloudy.
Detroit. 44, W Clear.
Fort Buford 18 NW Clear.
St. Vincent.. 16 S .... |Clear.
Washington city. 42; N .06 Cloudy.
Norfolk 48 N 12 38 Raining.
Charlotte 42; E 8 46 Raining.
Hatteras ..I ;—!
Titusville ! 76 8 E 8 .. . Clear.
Wilmington j 50 N E 6T* Raining.
Charleston [ 60 N 10! iCloudy.
Augusta [ 48;NE..| ,28 Raining.
Savannah ! 64 N E 10' i Cloudy.
Jacksonville i 76: S j 8 Fair.
Cedar Keys i 76; . j Fair.
Key West ! 80j E 14 . . Cloudy.
Atlanta ; 40 E jl4 .34 Raining.
Pensacola N ! 6 Cloudy.
Mobile S6 ; N ! 8 Cloudy.
Montgomery .... 58 N I [Cloudy.
Vicksburg j 46 N . T* Raining.
New Orleans ; 58 NE 12 . Cloudy.
Shreveport 48 N E Cloudy.
Fort Smith 50 : S E .. Clear.
Galveston 52! N 8 Cloudy.
Corpus Christi 50 N 14 Cloudy.
Palestine 46; N j 6;.... [Cloudy.
Brownesviile 54 N 12 50 Raining.
RioGrando 56 NWI. Cloudy.
Knoxville 48 N .10 Cloudy.
Memphis ! 44 N [ Clear.
Nashville j 46 N ..; Cloudy.
Indianapolis 32 N Clear.
Cincinnati i 38 N E Clear.
Pittsburg. ! 36! N . ... ( lear.
Buffalo 31 N Clear.
Cleveland | 32 S E ..! Cloudy.
Marquette I 20 S W ;...... Fair.
Chicago 36.8 Wj Clear.
Dulutli 26 S (dear.
St. Paul i S ;..l Cloudy.
Davenport 24 S E Clear.
Cairo 40 N E[. j Cloudy.
St, Louis 36 N E Cloudy.
Leavenworth... . 345E1.. [Cloudy.
Omaha 32 S ..! .. Cloudy.
Yankton 34 S Cloudy.
Bismarck 22 W Clear.
Deadwood 20 S W Clear.
Cheyenne 28 E |..| Cloudy.
North Platte 30 8 E Clear.
Dodge City 34 S- K .. Clear.
Santa Fe 44 N .. ... Fair.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Oak, Pine and Ligbtwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and
East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Gloria, wears better than silk, for S3 50,
silver-tip $3, gold-tip s:> 50, Ginghams from
$1 upward, all selling low to show our
patrons that we have moved to the north
east corner of Congress and Whitaker
Malaga Grapes 15c., Good Sardines l>Lc., j m .
ported Sardines 15c., a Pure Grape Wine for sl,
at D. B. Lester's.
Do not purchase your heavy suit before ex
amining the beautiful line at Appel & Schaul’s,
One Price Clothiers.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
r ail Clothing
Beginning to arrive. Ready to show a nice
selection for early fall wear, 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 &
Wm. P. Bailey & Cos.,
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND, in large
quantities, at their yard on the SPRING
FIELD PLANTATION, and will deliver the same
in any part ot' the city upon the shortest notice.
Well Brick, Pressed Brick, Hard Brown Brick,
Gray Brick, Soft Brown Brick.
Office— Corner Bull and Broughton, at SI
MON GAZAN'S CIGAR STORE, where all or
ders will receive prompt attention.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark's.)
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND SUMMER.
'T'HE MOST central House ill the city. Near
A Post Office. Street Cars and all Ferries
New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. 8k 50 to Us per day.
John b. toexi, Proprietor. \
DUB'S SCREVEN HOUSE.
POPULAR Hotel Is now provided with
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city* and has been remodeled and newly fur
nished The proprietor, who by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, snares
neither i>ains nor expense in tho entertainment !
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
or* is earnestly invited. The table of tho
wcre\en House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
l. a. McCarthy^
Successor to Chas. E. Wakefield,
PLUMBER, (IAS and STEAM FITTER,
4P Barnard street, SAVANNAH, UA.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economy
cai than the crdinaiy kind, and cannot be soil
in competition with the multitude of low test
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Soli
I on!y in inns. Royal Baking Powder Cos., 106
Wail street, New York.
IA DIIKN'A HATES S. M. II
Pictures That Come High.
Pictures That Will Bea Joy Forever,
Pictures That Are Good Value.
Pictures That Cost But Little.
Pictures That Furnish and Beautify
Pictures That Prove a Good Invest,
Pictures That Cannot be Duplicated.
Pictures Whose Purchase You Will
Pictures That You Can Have Framed
to Suit Your Own Taste and Purse.
Oil Paintings. Engravings, Oleo*
graphs, Artotypes, Etchings.
Pastels. Water-Color Chromos.
Prices From 25c. to $l5B.
Frames Made to Order
From Oak, Walnut. Gilt. Plush or Bronze
Mouldings. Over 300 patterns to select from.
Large Stock, Prompt and Square Deal
ing, One Price to All, and tnat
the Lowest. ,
FURNITURE AND < AIiPETS.
For quality and juries we can do better than
any ot her concern j i the South.
Our goods areall specially selected’fmm tbs
most renowned manufacturers, and embrace
everything in the Furniture and Carpet trade.
Our terms are most litoral, and all goods are
just as represented.
A personal inspection will convince you that
we can sell you much CHEAPER than the
A. J. Miller & Co.'s
US, 150 and 152 BROUGHTON ST.
PAINTS AND OILS.
JOHN G. BUTLER,
WHITE LEADS. COLORS, OILS, GLASS,
” VARNISH, ETC.: READY MIXED
PAINTS: RAILROAD. STEAMER AND MILD
SUPPLIES, SASHES, DOORS, BLINDS AND
BUILDERS' HARDWARE. Sole Agent for
GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER, CE
MENT, HAIR and LAND PLASTER.
6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgij^
1865. CHRIS MIRPHT, 1865.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painting
NEATLY' and with dispatch.
I j Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, W indow
Glasses, etc., etc. Estimates furnished on ap
CORNER CONGRESS AND DRAYTON STS,
Rear of Christ Church
< ONIMBN4ED MILK.
Highland Brand Condensed Milk.
\ Pure ililk condensed to a syrupy consistency.
AT STRONG’S DRUG STORE.
Corner Bull and Terry street lane.
\\n: know the hearts of thoHe old time-trie 1
* soldier* will swell with an exultant pride
and love when they press the hand of their old
chieftain in Mac-on this week. Few can imagine
this feeling, and we know of nothing nearer an
approach to it than to become the happy pos
sessor of one of our elegant PIANOS.
handle exclusively In tills section the following
well-known instruments, viz: The KNAffi,
KRANICH & BACH. BAGS, BEHR BROS-, and
KSTEY PIANOS ami the ESTEY ORGANS.
We buy them for cash and give our customers
the benefit of our cash discount. Also a guar
antee with every instrument sold.
Get our prices and easy installment terms bs
fore you buy, and we will save you money and