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THE STREET AND LANE CONMIT
TEE'S REPORT TO COUNCIL.
TThfit it Will Cost to Pave the Princi
pal Thoroughfares of the City - A Rec
ommendation that Bids be Invited
for Paving Portions of Broughton.
Liberty. River, Wftdley, Bay, New
Houston and Gaston Streets.
At the last meeting of City Council the
Street and Lane Committee was instructed
♦o prepare a report estimating the cost, and
recommending the advisability of paving
certain streets under the new paving law. The
committee submitted its report last night,
and it. will be considered by the Council as
a committee of the whole.
The estimated cost, of paving forty-five
feet of the roadway of Broughton street,
and the curbing, from Aliercorn street, to
East Broad, is as follow-:
For the city. $ -* *
For property owners 19c”4 60
For street railroads • . ~ c ~’ 53
The paving of fifty feet of the roadway of
River street, from West Broad to the Ogee
chee canal, and the curbing, will cost:
For the city 15
For the properly owners . .$13,887 TO
For Central railroad Si,loo 7.*,
The paving of thirty feet of the roadway
of Libert v street from West Bvoadto Whea
ton street and the curbing, will cost:
For the city ssn.sU 30
For property owners 23,676 00
The cost of paving seventy-five feet of the
roadway of Wadley street, from Bay to
River street, and the ' urbing, w ill be:
For the city $ 7,978 56
Property owners ■ — • 13,95! 10
Bay street paved 40 feet wide from the
Ogeecbee cana l to Wadley street would cost,
with the curbing:
For the city $1,773 75
Property owners 3.537 .V)
New Houston street, paved ■>o feet, wide
from Dravton to Whitaker, would cost,
with the curbing:
For the city . .$.‘1,437 Ho
For property owners 1.71940
The paving of 30 feet of the roadway
of Gaston street, between Drayton and
Whitaker, would Post, with the curbing,
the same as the paving of New Houston
The paving of 22'j feet of the roadway
of West Broad street from Stone street to
Anderson would cost with the curbing:
For the city. $14,0.19 20
For property owners 15,742 40
Anderson street paved .‘lO feet wide and
with curbing from Drayton street to Laurel
Grove Cemetery would cost.
For the city Jio.srn 06
For property owners ... 18.580 90
For street railroad 4,140 30
The committee recommended that bids be
invited for the paving, according to the
above estimates, of Broughton, Liberty,
River, Wadley, Bay, New Houston aiid
THE LIGHTERAGE CO.’S KICK
Its Protest Against Being Required to
Cover its Vessels.
President Smith, of the Savannah Lighter
age and Transportation Company, submit
ted a protest to the City Council last night
against, the ordinance passed two weeks ago
requiring that cotton and naval stores lie
lightered only under cover.
The ordinance, Capt. Smith stated, is
contrary to the established usage and to the
custom if transporting cotorn on all inland
waters, and that it can lie clearly shown
that no connection exists between the tires
on foreign steamships and on lighters. In
proof of his statement he said that there
have beeu no fires at any of the presses,
although lighters are constantly delivering
and receiving cotton there, that most
of the cotton shipped on coastwise steam
ships is taken from lighters, amt that no
fires have occurred on board coastwise ves
sels, and further. that no lighter
fires have occurred while cotton is
being transported. These facts, and the
further fact that cotton at all of the presses,
on the wharv es and at the depot yards and
warehouses is left uncovered Capt. Smith
said are plain to all.
In regard to naval stores, no fires, he saitl,
have ever occurred on lighters, on the
wharves or on hoard anv vessel. The
lighterage interest, he added, has been sin
gled out as a victim for a penalty which is
equally as essential for the protection of
ether interests. He asked the Council to
root.nsider its action and repeal the ordin
ance. The matter was referred without
discussion to the < ’immittoe on Harbor and
Wharves, and will be reported upon at a
TRYING TO GET A MATCH
The Atlanta Gun Club Not Anxious
to Meet Savannah Shots.
Tbs Atlanta Gun Club is seemingly not
over-anxious to nie* Savannah's cra-k
shot.'. It managed to win the Kxpo®ion
match, with no one to shoot against, but
that is the only victors the dub has won.
Tbe < hatha nr who w ent up to take part
tv ■. '* match. Tat* ‘ die-:. ing tu o-lav m
trains tugei. Ihen challenged the Atiauius
to meet them at JJacnn during tn State
fair, but failed 1" gii a-.■•"*•< -ory -• ply.
They then challenged them to shoot at,
Gnarleston one dav this week, and inclosed
with tbe challenge a programme of the gaia
week festivities. Tbe President of the
dub replied that he was unable to get
a team together on so short a uotice,
hut that he hoped his club would have the
pleasure of meeting the Ohathams at an
early day. The Chathams w ill now chal
lenge the Atlanta men to shoot at Macon
on Thanksgiving day.
Tbe shooting season here has now dosed.
Tuesday's match between the C'hathams and
the Guyton and LeFevre clulia was won by
the Chathams, and they -till hold the modal.
A special from Charleston to the Morning
News says that the Forest City Club,
which went over to enter the gala w eek
contests, won nine moneys out ot thirteen.
COUNTY EMPLOYES HAPPY.
Treasurer Russell Ua.uda Out $13,000
from the Public Crib.
Owing to the delay of the Legislature in
fixing the rate of taxatiou, so as to provide
for the State's sinking fuud and the capitol
tax, the levy for county taxes this year
was a month later than usual, and in con
sequence the collections ere about that
The county treasury for the first time in
ten years was nearly depleted and there
was a "slight stringency ' in the money
market in the neighborhood of the court
house. Yesterday. however, the financial
prospect like th* weather was ail that
could be desired. Tax Collector
McGowan came to the rescue and turned
over a handsome sum to Count} Treasurer
Russell, who, with the assistance of Assistant
Treasurer Harden, disbursed to thouo who
held the checks of the County Clerk.
About slo,ooo went hack to the people
from the public crib and is now iu circula
on *6,000 went to the teachers of the pub
lic schools. There was a general paying up
of old bills at the stores, and the shop-keep
ers were made happy.
To Become a Bank.
A meeting of the stockholders of the Citi
zens’ Mutual Loan Company was held at
Metropolitan Hall last night to consider the
merging of the company into the
Citizens’ Bank of Savannah. A large
majority of the stock was
represented and it was unanimously decided
to change the corporation into a bang.
Books or subscription will be opened at
once, and the directors of the Loan Com
pany were authorized to subscribe the full
amount of the company* stock to the bank
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by tbe
Solomon s Lodge. F. A M., will hold a
regular communication to night.
There were two arrest* for drunkenness
and two for disorderly conduct yesterday.
The annual rental of the pews of the First
Presbyterian church will take place at the
church to night.
The Workman's find Trader's Loan and
Building Association will hold its forty
eighth regular meeting to-night.
The Savannah Volunteer Guards’ baud
serenaded the Mornino News last night,
The band will leave for Charleston this
Two negroes entered the store of E. FI.
l’oy at No. 4 a few nights ago and stole two
blankets. IKS', in copivers, some silver money
mnl a lot ol pocket knives. They made their
escape ami have not. been heard from since.
Loose cobble-stones carelessly left itt the
roadway on Whitaker street. Just south of
South Broad street, endangered the limbs
of horses last night. One belonging to A.
J. Miller had a laid fall and many others
had narrow escapes from going down.
COUNCIL’S SHORT SESSION.
It Gets Through With a Good Deal of
Work in Half an Hour.
The City Council crept out of its star
ehamber a few minutes before 10 o'clock
last night and held a thirty minutes session.
There was considerable business done,
though, in that time
Aside from the street and lane committees
report in regard to the cost, of paving cer
tain streets a number of other matters on
the street department were e insidered.
An ordinance was introduced amending
the one passed two years ago granting the
Central railroad the right to extend its
tracks across the city along the river front,
by extending the time, in which the work
Another ordinanee was introduced grant
mg McDonough A Cos., permission to lay
railroad tracks uncross Wheaton street to
connect the Savannah,Florida and Western
railway track with their lumber yard.
A special committee was appointed under
resolution offered by Alderman Thomas, to
report upon the advisability of the city’s
owning and operating the scavenger depart
meat after the expiration of the present
The Street and Lane Committee was au
thorized to prepare and have published a
new map of the city.
Bills against the city amounting to $7,-
721 37 w ere ordered paid.
AT THE THEATRE.
John S. Clarke in "She Stoops to Con
quer" A Fine Performance.
John S ('larke played before a fine au
dience last night in “Hhe Stoops to Con
quer,’ the masterpiece of Oliver Goldsmith’s
dramatic writings. As “Tony Lump
kin” Mr. Clarke is in every way the
equal of “Dr. Pangloss" and in many re
spects lia excels his effort in “Heir at
Mr. Creston Clarke as “Young Marlow,”
had the audience’s favor from the start, and
he was given a hearty reception.
Mr. Clarke's support in “She Stoops to Con
quer" is equally as strong as it is in his other
The character of “Timothy Toodloa,” m
which Mr. Clarke will appear to-night, is
one of the most amusing creations
of the modern stage. It has held
sway for over thirty years, dur
ing which time Mr. Clarke has
acted it in England and America fully 8,000
times. His drunken scene is one of those
indescribably funny effects that is always
hugely enjoyed. “The Round Trip” is a
new comedy in three acts as full of fun as
an egg is of meal. Mr. Clarke appeal’s in
it as “Augustus Shad,” an English tourist.
A COW THIEF CAUGHT.
Sheriff Ronan Starts for Jacksonville
to Bring Back James Depree.
Sheriff Ronan left lor Jacksonville yes
terday morning to briug back James Depree,
who is charged with being one of the parties
who stole a cow from Officer Fahey. J. S.
Collins and John Williams are held for the
City Court on the same charge, and Depree
will lie locked up with them. Depree lett
Savannah after the theft was committed,
and shortly after that a Jacksonville man
named Page was taken sick while in Savan
nah, and taken to the hospital. While there
he learned of the theft, and the names of
the parties who were supposed to
have been guilty. He was also informed
that a reward had been offered for the ap
prehension of Depree. After his recovery
he returned to Jacksonville, and on Tuc-® v
lie saw Depree, whom he knew, on the street.
He told the Sheriff that Depree was in the
city and that a reward was offered for his
return io Savannah, and the Sheriff ar
rested him and telegraphed to Sheriff Ho
nan to know wi,gt reward could be obtained.
Sheriff Ronan briery replied, “Hold him,”
and uo stai b i yesierdny to got him ami
briug him back.
A NEW SHIP ORDERED.
Ihe Central System Coo tracts for
Gen. Alexander closed a contract yester
day for anew freight steamer for the Ocean
The vessel will be built at Roach's ship
yard and will be 330 feet long by 431% feet
lieain. and with a draught of 17 feet loaded.
She will have a carrying capacity for 7,500
bales of cotton or 3,300 tons of gross cargo,
and will have a speed of eleven
knots au hour. She will lie built under the
charter of the Boston line, and is to be fin
ished by Sept. 1, 1888. She is not intended
to run wholly on any one line, but will be
used as a “trmnp,” wherever freight offers.
Tbe opening of the Good water extension,
which will lie early in the spring, will in
crease the Ocean Steamship Company's bus
iness, and the new vessel will aid greatly
in building the rapidly increasing traffic
which the Central system will then have.
The. capacity of the vessel will be about
2,000 bales of cotton greuter than that of
any of the present fleet.
Getting Even with Last Week.
Savannah is getting even with the ugly
weather it had last week. Yesterday was
all that could lie desired. Mercury went
down to 44', and there was a perceptible
frost in the morning but in the middle of
the day it was warm and pleasant. The
maximum tenqierature was Oo*. The meun
temperature was 7” below the average for
fifteen years. At 10 o'clock the signal sta
tion reported 52”. The indications for to-day
are fair weather, stationary temperature,
light winds, generally easterly.
Services at the Chrietian Church.
Rev. J. S. Lamar arrived in the city last
night and preached in the Christian church,
on Bolton and Howard streets. He has
com* to assist in the revival meetings,
which the pastor has already well under
way, and he will preach every evening at 8
o’clock for some time to come. His reputa
tion for learning, ability and piety is ample
pledge that all who hear him will be enter
tained and benefited.
Savannah Music in Charleston.
The Guards Band, with fifteen pieces,
will go over to Charleston this morning and
will march in to-nigbt’s gala week proces
sion ahead of the Charleston end Savannah
railroad's display. The band's services were
secured yesterday through Maj. Bren. To
night’s fantastic' parade is expected to be
one of the events of gala week.
Offensive breath vanishes with the use of
Pi Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3. 1887.
ALMOST A RIOT.
Three Rowdies Take Possession of
Arkwright's Factory by Force of
The neighborhood in which Arkwright’s
cotton mills are located has been exceeding
ly lively for Mime days past. In fact, a riot
has been expected daily , and one was nar
rowly escaped on Monday last. About a
year ago a Mr Lyons came here from Phil
adelphia to take charge of the mills as super
intendent, and ever since his arrival he
has been annoyed and constantly threat
ened by a gang of roughs who rule
in that locality. They are led by three
men named O’Bannon, Bostick and ’War
ren, who are notoriously bail characters.
Mr. Lyons has never complained of his bad
treatment, and had made no report of it to
tbe police until Monday, because he feared
that if he should make any move toward
having tbe desperadoes arrested they would
kill him. They threatened to take his life
within a lew days after he reached here for
no other reason than that he was
superintendent, of the mills, and
they have kept up their persecutions
ever since. Mr. Lyons ha- not left his
house at night, not because he was afraid
of them, but because his wife became so
frightened when he was out after dark that
he could not leave her alone.
He says that thsse men have threatened
to kill him not once ora dozen times, but
every time they have met him. He had no
trouble with them in the beginning and he
cannot account for their murderous designs
upon his life. Once they entered his office
with their hands upon their pistols, but he
had a revolver handy and “got
the drop” on them. He ordered
them out of the room anil as they
did not like the looks of his pistol they
obeyed. They have been gui Ity of innumer
able lawless acts, which culminated on Mon
day. The men entered the rooms of the
factory with knives and pistols drawn, and
drove every one out of the building. They
then proceeded to do all the willful damage
that they could. They cut the threads in
tho looms, and poured water upon
certain parts of the machinery,
which become useless if they ever
get wet. New parts must be received from
Philadelphia before thee machines can lie
used again. The rowdies had a bucket of
wine with them and they scattered it over
the floor. They drove their knives through
the panels of the door aucl demolished
everything that they could destroy. The
neighbor!) od was in a ferment,
and for a while an uprising
against the desperadoes was imminent,
but the roughs retreated and excitement
The case was t hen reported to the police
yesterday and O’Bannon was arrested on a
charge of drunkenness and disorderlv con
duct. He was taken before the Mayor
yesterday morning and fined. All day
Tuesday a policeman was on duty at the
mills and the rioters kept out of the way.
Yesterday they made no demonstration.
These same fellows took the former super
intendent out of the building, put a rone
around his neck and Jed him down to tne
canal They vowed they were going to
duck him, but some people who w'ere pass
ing at the time interfered and saved him.
Mr. Lyons said that hi- year w ill be out
next mouth and he will return to Philadel
phia. He said he would not go through
what be has had to tiear during the pa*t
year for the whole mill. In the meantime,
however, he is taking steps to have the of
fenders arrested and prosecuted.
AN UNEVENTFUL MONTH.
October Without Any Special Meteoro
Signal Observer Salisbury, in his October
report, gives some interesting statistics in
regard to last mouth’s weather. The month,
meterologieally, was an uneventful one.
The temperature was I 1 ," below the
normal for fifteen years. The rainfall was
3.51 of an inch in excess of the average dur
ing that time. The mean temperature for
the month compared with previous years
was as follows:
1871 .98.0 1880 ...65.4
1872 #8 9 1881 72.4
1873 62.5 1882 69.3
1874 #5.9,1883 70.0
1815 62.8 ! 1881 70.#
187# 03.9 1885 94.5
1877 99.2 ' 889 99.2
1878 #9.9 1887 65.5
The rainfall in inches, compared with
previous years, is as follows:
187! 3.40 1880 6.58
1872 3.85 1881 2.45
1873 1.09)1882 4.#*
1874 1.42)1888 1.41
1875 2.87 1884 2.29
1879 9.45 1886 7.87
1871 5.57 1889 0.90
1878 2.54:1887 4.13
The only frost was a light one on last
Monday. There wore 11 clear days during
the month, 12 fair days and 8 cloudy days.
Tlie following table shows the mean tem
perature and total rainfall for the month of
October at the stations named:
istation. Temperature. Rain.
Savannah 69 4.13
Charleston 66 3.60
Wilmington 63 6.50
NorfolF 60 6.40
Atlanta 60 3.30
Charlotte 58 8.00
Augusta 62 6.60
Cedar Keys 72 .40
Pensacola 68 5.50
Mobile 66 2.10
Montgomery #* 2.50
New Orleans 98 4.70
Titusville 73 12.20
Galveston 70 4.40
Palestine 64 3.20
Corpus Christi 70 3.00
Kio Grande 70 2.10
Brownsville...: 70 16 30
Key West 79 9.40
The prevailing direction of the wind here
was north and its total movement was 53.55
Its Observance in the City Services at
the Cathedral Cemetery.
Yesterday was All-souls-day, and was
observed in all the Catholic churches of the
city with appropriate services. Solemn
requiem mass was offered at the Cathedral
by Rev. Father Cafferty. celebrant, assisted
by Fathers McConville and Hennessy. At
4 o’clock in the afternoon the vespers for
the dead were recited in the mortuary,
chapel of the Cathedral Cemetery and in
cluded the singing of the penitential dirge
of the Miserere. There wore about 400
people at the cemetery and many of the
graves and v suits were covered with floral
tributes to the dead.
RIVER AND HARBOR NOTES.
Happenings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves
A survey was held yesterday on the Nor
wegian brig Auiykos. The Board recom
mended that the vessel be docked or hauled
out on the marine railway for further ex
The British steamship Bavley while on
her way to sea yesterday morning went
ashore on Tybee 'Knoll where she remained
during the day. She probably got off on last
The German bark Margarethe was cleared
for Hurburg yesterday, with 3,100 barrels
of fosiu, weighing 1,482,300 pounds, valued
at $5,885. Cargo and vessel cleared by
Messrs. Paterson, Downing & Cos.
Mr. H. A. Crane left last night for
Mr. A. Falk, of Falk & Son., is taking in
Charleston's gala week.
Mr. Frank L. Bixby, the manager of ,T.
B. Polk, who is to play “The Jerteyman”
here next Thursday nignt, was in the city
I ve Rrewn's Bronchial Troches for roughs.
Colds un-.l nil other Throat Troubles.—“pre
eminently the hr si. Kre. H'nrv M old PcccA-
TO BE DECIDED TO-DAY.
THE BIRMINGHAM AND ATLANTIC
The Projectors of the Three Lines to
Confer at Griffin The Savannah and
Western a Probable Factor in the
Consolidation The Central’s Fort
Valley Cut Off -Gen. Alexander Re
fuses to Talk About It.
There is a good deal going on in railroad
circles just at this time.
Tho representatives of the Birmingham
and Savannah lines, who are debating the
matter of consolidation, w ill meet in Griffin
to-day, and there is every probability that
before they adjourn tho consolidation will
have been effected.
At the first meeting the plans w ere pro
posed and the agreement upon which the
companies were to enter the consolida
tion was drawn up. Each cotn
)wny made a statement of its assets
and a committee was apiiointed to go over
the line of the Savannah, Dublin and West
ern and, ns everything was satisfactory.it
was understood that if the report of that
committee was favorable the consolidation
would take place at once. That committee
consisted of Messrs. J. H. Montgomery, of
Birmingham, representing the Birmingham,
Georgia and Florida: R, 18. McFnrlin, of La-
Grange, representing the Macon. LaGrange
and Birmingham: Wallace, of Atlanta,
representing the Birmingham ami Atlantic
Air-Line, and Watt, of Griffin. They came
to Savannah on Wednesday and spent
Thursday in going over the plans and pro
files of ihe line with ttie chief engineer. The
next morning they started out and went
over the entire line from here to Macon.
Mr. Winn, the Chief Engineer of the Savan
nah and Western being with the party.
The conference would have iieen called
together at once to receive their rejiort but
for the fact that Mr. Montgomery had to go
to Birmingham to he present at the trial of
a very important, case in which he was in
terested. It was, therefore, postponed until
to-day, when it will be held in Griffin.
There was some disappointment here yes
terday when a telegram stating that the
committee would report unfavorably was
received. Another dispatch contradicted
this and said that while the committee was
very much pleased with the Savannah end
of the Savannah, Dublin and Western, it
did not. like the Macon end, and would,
therefore, demand a modification of the
agreement. With what the committee
is displeased and what modification
it will ask are not known here, but the
Birmingham and Atlantic Air-Line people
say that there cannot be anything of serious
importance in the objection to the Macon
end. Physically the road is perfect, but
the conference deni and® I that there shall
be no heavier grade than 40 feet to the mile
on the entire line from Savannah to Bir
Maj. West, the General Manager of the
Birmingham and Atlantic Air-Line, said
last night t hat he did not know what could
have displeased the committee. “There
might, be,” he said. "One. grade on that sec
tion of the line which is greater t han forty
feet. Ido not know that there is. but there
may be, or perhaps there is some other ob
jection. but it is nothing serious, if there
is such a grade, the only thing necessary is
put a force of hands at work and cut it
down and that will be done at once. If the
objection is something else it will be
CLAIMS TO BK MADE GOOD.
“The Birmingham and Atlantic Air-Line
will make good its claims. In the confer
ence it made a statement of what it had
and if anything falls short it will be made
up. What I mean is this: If we have
graded a. half a mile or a mile less than vve
said we pad. we will grade that and make
it conform to our statement. The only in
structions that 1 received from New York
regarding this consolidation were to go
into it on terms of equality and
fairness, and that I will do. The Alabama
people are anxious, extremely anxious, for
tiiis line so that they will have an outlet to
deep water, and they will come in under
the agreement if every thing is as it was
represented, and as I said, if there is any
thing that is not it will be made to come up
to the representations.”
ANOTHF.It ROAD INVOI.VKP.
It is probable that the Savannah and Wes
tern, the projected air line to Eastman,
will go into the consolidation also. The
chief engineer of the line, Mr. Winn, ac
companied the committee in its trip over
the Savannah. Dublin and Western The
Savannah and Western would parallel the
Birmingham and Atlantic for a distance of
forty miles from this city, and as the first
forty miles of road out of Savan
nah are more exjiensive to build
than any other section, it is not at all un
likely that the Savannah and Western will
go into the consolidation for the purpose of
using the Birmingham and Atlantic track
for that distance. President Meldrim of
the Savannah and Western was in con
ference with the committee when it was
here, and subsequent to his conference Mr.
Winn joined the committee in its inspection
of the road.
The Directors of the Savannah, Dublin
and Western will hold their regular meeting
here to-day and while the matter of consoli
dation will, of course, be brought up the
directors will look after only the routine
huskies of the line.
NOT SPARKU BY RUMORS.
The Birmingham and Atlantic projectors
were very much exercised over the an
nouncement that the Central railroad would
build an air-line to Fort Valley, and thus
obtain almost a>. air-line to Birmingham,
hut they say now that they think the Cen
tral is onlv making a bluff. One of the
directors of the Central said yesterday that
a corps of engineers is already in the field
surveying the Fort Valley line, hut the Bir
mingham and Atlantic people say that
though that may be true, and though a few
tniles of road may bo graded, they are not
afraid that the road will be built. One of
them was asked why, and he replied:
“Wo have the ridge from Savannah west.
Our charter prohibits any road to build
within ten miles of us on either side. If the
Central goes outside of that ten-mile limit
on one side it will get into the Altamalm
bottom: on the other, into the Ogeechee
bottom. It would have to parallel us for
fifty miles and that it cannot do. It would
cost a fabulous sum to build that road
through those bottoms and the Central has
no intention of doing so. If Birmingham
was of as much importance as Pittsburg,
and the Central wms unable to do its Birm
ingham business over its present line, we
might reasonably expect it to construct an
CANNOT INCRKASE EXPENSES.
“It is estimated that the present Birming
ham extension will cost the Central $3,500
000. The Carolina system has already cost
it about $2,500,000, and its Clayton extension
*750.000. The Central will have to pay, in
the future, these increased interests, pros
perous years are the dream of mankind, but
years of depression are the history of
the human race. The Central can
build this air line by indorsing
its bonds, but it is problematical
whether in a period of depression it will
meet its present fixed charges. Is it likely
that the Central will add to ite already ac
cumulated obligations! No. Out we would
not- care if it did. Should U build its Fort
Valley line it will render it* present line be
tween Savannah anil Fort Valley useless and
valueless, and the Cent,al cannot increase
its obligations on tne one hand and
destroy so much of ,ts property on the
other. But suppose if did? Where would
Macon be! Left out. in the cold. That
would give us Macon and it would be as
much as we could ask for, hut note the
effect it would have upon Savannah It
would destroy the competition that will be
crested by the construction of the Birming
ham aud Atlantic, and as 'competition is
the Ilfs nf treks' 'tt •- ~-fd deprive Ravnn
nab of the advantage it would otherwise
obtain from competing lines connecting it
with the Central City of Georgia.'’
nothing to say.
Gen. Alexander was asked if the Central
is really going to build from Eden to Fort
“1 have nothing to say in the matter at
present." he replied.
“Is there any significance in your silencef”
he was asked.
“You must plaee your own construction
“Your name has been mentioned in con
nection with Mr. Hollins and Mr. Belmont
as having been one of the applicants for a
charter for the Fort Valley road:"
“1 do not care to say anything about the
matter at present." was the General’' reply.
It is pretty generally believed that the
Central is back of the move, but whether
the road will be built or whether as the
Birmingham and Atlantic people say, it is
bluff is a matter of doubt with a good
CENTRAL’S BRANCH LINES.
Condition of the Savannah, Griffin and
North Alabama Railroad.
Gen. Alexander left last night to attend
the annual meeting of the Savannah, Griffin
and North Alabama stockholders at Griffin
to-day. The Savannah and Griffin is not in
a very prosperous condition. Its earnings
and expenditures for the past twelve
Earnings $80,370 73
Expenses 16,889 32
Net earnings $18,481 11
The load is earning upon an average less
than one-third ot the annual interest due
upon its bonds, not to mention the interest
ills in its past due coupons, which is accuinu
lating rapidly. Gen. Alexander says that
there seems little ground to hope for any
material improvement. “Our rates of
freight and passage,” he says in his report,
“being fixed by the Georgia .State Commis
sion they cannot be advanced. Even if
they could be it is likely that the increase
would cause a portion of the business of
the road to seek other channels. The build
ing of the Georgia Pacific railroad lias made
Carrollton a competitive point, and has
drawn off a large amount of the best busi
ness which this road ever enjoyed. It was
practically the death blow to the company’s
prospects. Other roads are under construc
tion which threaten to still further circum
scribe and reduce our territory. The oper
ating expenses indicate that the road has
been operated as economically as it is possi
ble. and maintain such a line in safe con
dition to handle passengers and freight.
“The present management," he adds,
“having had charge of the operations of
the road but a few months, is in no way re
sponsible for the situation. The Central
railroad was the largest stockholder, having
over S6O0,<)OO of stock fully paid up, and
suffers equally with other stockholders in
haiing made injudicious investment of
its funds. The whole trouble has
been, and is, _ that there is
not enough business to par interest
upon more than about one-third of the bonds
upon the road. Something over seven and
a ha’f years' coupons remain unpaid.”
The Central has already moved to foreclose
the mortgage upon the road, in accordance
with ite terms authorizing that course in
case of default in interest.
ON RAIL AND' CROSSTIE.
Lccal and General Gossip in Railway
The Pennsylvania railroad shops are turn
ing out forty cars per day.
Five car loads of steel for the Columbus
and Western bridge across the Coosa river
have been received on the grounds, and
twentv-five car loads more have been
Col. Hawkins, of the Araericus, Preston
and Lumpkin railroad, was in the city yes
terday looking after the steamer Alice
Clark, which is to be run in connection
with the road.
Trains on the Columbus and Western rail
road will be run through from Columbus to
Hyllacauga on Nov. 15, and every effort is
being made to get the track in first-class
running order by that time.
Since Jan. 1, 5,901 miles of railroad have
been built in the United States. During a
corresponding time in 1882, 8.081 miles of
track were laid, which is the only years iu
the history of the country that has sur
passed the present in the amount of railroad
The Troy (Ala.) Enquirer says: Nego
tiations are still pending between the Ala
bama Midland people and the London
syndicate with every prospect of success.
Capt. Woolfolk sends the most favorable
reports of the prospects, and every
thing points to the early consumm
ation of the negotiations. There may
seem to have been slow progress
in t his matter, but when over $2,000,000 are
involved in a transaction it is natural that
some time should be devoted to the perfec
tion of the arrangements.
As one of the good results of the Road
masters' Convention, belli last month in
Cleveland, 0., during which the subject of
guard rails and the re-railing device for
bridges were thoroughly discussed and
recebmmeuded, a law has just been enacted
in New York which provides that from
Nov. 1, 1887. floor systems shall be main
tained on all bridges, so constructed as to
support a derailed locomotive or cars, with
guard rails so constructed as to guide the
wheels in case of derailment. The law also
provides that guide rails be maintained on
the approaches to bridges.
Central Directors Meet.
The November meeting of the Central
railroad directory was held yesterday. Col.
C. H. Phinizy, of Augusta, and IT. B. Har
row, of Americas, were the only out-of
town directors present. Aside from bids
authorizing the contract for anew freight
ship for the Ocean Steamship fleet, only
routine business w as transacted.
Customers holding the following tickets
will please present them and get their prizes:
Nos. 300. 1,482, 278, 2,445, S,6IS, 1,481, 3,131,
3,771, 3.898, 3,179, 4,171, 1,388, 1,421, 4,939,
2,558. Yours Respectfully.
J. G. Nelson & Cos.
Lovell & Lattimore’s Headquarters.
At this season of the year, when heating
stoves of all descriptions are in demand, it
is an important thing for purchasers to be
posted where the best prices aro to be had.
hi this particular Messrs. Lovell & I.atti
moro lead competitors, as they handle stoves
both to a large and small trade, which to
be accomplished and maintained, keeps the
figures at a very low maximum. It will
greatly benefit the buyer to call on Lovell
& Lattimore for everything in House
Furnishing Goods, Stoves, Tinware, Wood
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Savannah Weekly News, Century
Magazine for November, The Season for
December, Budget of Wit for December,
Harper’s Weekly, Leslie’s Wekly, Life,
Puck, Judge. Boston Globe. Boston
Herald. Philadelphia Pirns. Philadelphia
Times. Baltimore Shn. Baltimore Ameri
can. New York Herald, World, Sun,
Times, Tribune, Star, Atlanta Constitution,
Augusta Chronicle, Macon Telegraph,
Florida Timas-Union, Jacksonville News-
Herald, New Orleans Times-Democrat,
New Orleans Picayune, Charleston News
and Courier, Cincinnati Commercial Ga
zette. Cincinnati Enquirer.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from II to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced. —Boston Home Jour
Weather or Not.
"Oh. wifi this weather ever let up?
Will winter come to us again"'
We are having weather. This little ad
vertisement may see various changes of
weather before we have a chance to write
another. The weather mav change, but our
desires and intention to stand by the buyers
of clothing are as unchangeable and fixed
as the public building site or the price of
gas. We have no time, however, to ser
monize. We must move our stock—-not a
hard task, though, for it moves itself. It
can't stay with us. Its superiority, its ele
gance and attractiveness, backed by the
right prices, pushes it right out. Old cus
tomers ami new fines enliven the season.
Cause apparent: Treat a man or bov right,
and tie relies on you. We ransacked the
markets for the latest materials in v ogue,
and had our suits and garments made up by
skilled workmen. Everything thorough anu
solid. Overcoats in popular styles and ma
terials for dress and business. Our Gents’
Business and Dress Suits will hear out our
every encomium. The boys are not over
looked. Parents can send "their boys to us
and rely on getting the attention and prices
that personal visits would secure. Cold
weather is at hand, and early comers get
first selection, though we aim to keep our
stock up cat, all seasons. Full assortment of
Furnishings, Hats, Neckwear, etc.
151) Broughton St.
Sign of the Golden Arm.
Cable Street Cars.
There was a rumor afloat a few days ago
that this new street railway, which is to go
lo the Central railroad wharf and through
the city, was to he run by cable, like the Chi
cago street railway. This would probably
■cost more money in the start, but would
prove more profitable in the long run, as so
many more trips could be made in a day,
and parties having important business to at
tend to at the Central railroad wharf, could
get there in a very little time. Just the
same at Appel & Schawl's, the One Price
Clothiers; it takes you no time to get an
outfit at, their establishment. us every arti
cle is marked in plain figures with the lowest
price to all on same, thus saving an hour or
two argument on the price, etc.
Their plan of doing business is sufficient
for those that are not judges of goods to buy
with confidence, knowing their friends do
not buy the same goods for less money, and
those that are judges are invited to call and
inspect prices to convince themselves. Their
fall and winte'- stock has been received, and
are ready for inspection—l 63 Congress
street, opposite the market.
A Cold Wave Coming.
Overcoats will be in demand. The
“Famous,” 144 Congress, corner Whitaker
streets, has received from the Factory a fine
assortment of Overcoats and Winter Suits
for Men, Youths and Boys, which are sell
ing at Factory prices, lo dispel any doubt
about our saving you from ¥2 50 to $5 on an
Overcoat or Suit, go look at the prices our
competitors give you, then come to us and
ho convinced. \\*e still have Boys’ Knee
Pants, Blue Hats and Polo Caps at 25c.;
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by B. B. Cassels. corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
The Florence Heaters,
for sale by das. S. Silva & Son are the best
oil stove for heating, both rooms or small
apartments. We sold a good many of them
last season and they gave universal satis
faction. We append one of many certifi
cates ot their merits:
Messrs. Jos. S. Sitra <fi Son:
Dear Sirs. The kerosene heating stove
bought of you works splendidly. It keeps
my bath room comfortably warm in the
coldest w-eather. There i- no odor from it
whatever and I consider it a perfect thing.
Geo. N. Nichols,
Printer and Binder.
For further information apply at 140
Caught by His Wife.
It was just about dark, and he should
have been at home, according to promise
made his wife, before dark. The old, old
story. Just as he had made up his mind to
keep his promise to his little darling at
home, he met a friend. She prevailed upon
him to attend her up the street to get a nice
pair of shoes. Nice man, you know, could
not refuse a lady's polite request, and had
just stopped into A. S. Cohen, 139 Brough
ton street, where the best and cheapest line
of Ladies’, Misses’, Children's and Men's
Shoes are kept, and had been fitted to an
exquisite pair of shoes, when his little dar
ling from home called for the purpose of
making a purchase of a pair of those nice
IS common sense shoes. They met. Tableau.
A Big Crop of Weddings.
Reliable rumor predicts a greater than usual
number of w eddings during the fail and w inter
season, an indication of pjosperity surely. \Ve
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. *\ e point
with pleasure to our immense array of Solid
Silver ami Plated Ware suitable for wedding
presents, rare Vases, elegant Clocks, handsome
Statuary, and bric-a-brac generally. Our line
of bronze ornaments is brilliant iii itself, and
throughout may be found a thousand valuable
novelties suitable and appropriate as souvenirs
and keepsakes. In Diamonds. Jewelry and
Watches, il is impossible in limited space to
speak intelligibly. Suffice it to say that not
even the famous Tiffany's" can outrival us in
beauty and caret ul selection 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 snow visitors through our
stock, even though they mav 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,
>l. Srr.RNPivn .. 1)7 Broughton street.
We take pleasure in recommending Heok
er’s Self Raising Buckwheat, which, by the
addition only of cold water or milk, will
make, almost instantaneously, delicious
Buckwheat Cakes. Always ready. Always
reliable, and perfectly healthful. For sale
by all grocers.
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 cases of rheumatism, scrofula,
syphilis, old sores, skin erupt ions, 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 iiied in thousands of
cases with remarkable success. He has
letters and certificates front responsible peo
pie he has cured throughout the South.
1 lie 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 know n vegetable altera
tives aud tonics (Pricklv-Ash, Poke-Boot
fjueen's Delight. Sarsaparilla, and Gentian)
and that it contains that matchless blood
purifier, the lodide of Potassium. If vou
have any blood disease call and see the doc
tor and be will examine and pi escrilie for
you free of charge. Dr. Whitehead has
many valuable remedies lie uses in the local
treatment of old sores, ulcers, skin erup
tions. etc., in connection with his Blood
Officii in New Odd Fellows Builrliiig.
corner State and Barnard streets Office
hours 6a. ni. to 6pm.: Knndnv'S m
to 12 m.
P 8.- Letters from a distance answered
re(vM freo of ohnr**.
LUEDEN A BATES S. M. H.
Handsome Plush Goods.
Toilet Set*. .tawH ('a
Manicure fietH, Work Boxes.
Shaving Game Boxes.
M-ush and Comb Sols, Collar and Cuff
S*alinpr Wax Sets, Albums.
Music* Rolls, Portfolios,
Lap Tablets. Stationary Box#s,
Glove and Handkerchief Boxes
FINE LEATHER GOODS.
Ladies’ Shipping Bags,
Fine Photograph Albums,
Fine Memorandum Books,
Elegant Frames for Cabinet Picture*
Toilet Sets. Smokers’ Table*,
Smokers’ Stands, Cologne Bottles,
Hand Mirrors. Banner Rods,
Placaue Stands, Frames.
Candlesticks, Match Safes,
Many other handsome goods already for
inspection and appropriate for
Anniversary and Holiday Presents
Aztec Vases and Jugs, Royal Hungarian Ware,
IVacbblow Glass. Platp-Gla>.s and Bronze Mir*
rors. Pedestals, Busts anti Figures, Etruscftn
Florentino and Sienna Bronzes and Lamp-,’
Bis,pies, Terra Cotta, Music Racks, Card Re
ceivers, Fine Engravings, Paintings, Etchings,
etc., etc. ’
Progressive Euchre Outfits and Prizes, Favors
for the Herman. Wedding Invitations and En
graved Calling Cards.
FURNISH I NCi GOODS. -
ELEGANT FOR REGS
Men’s Wool Traveling Wraps,
Dunlap’s and Nascimento’s
Fine Hats, Boys’ and Children’3
Hats, Dent’s Celebrated Kid
and Driving Gloves.
DR. WARNER’S HEALTH
CAMELS HAIR AND NATURAL WOOL,
The most health preserving knowu.
Men’s Night Robes,
SCARFS, TIES and BOWS, LINEN
VALISES, SHAWL STRAPS.
FINE GLORIA and SILK UMBRELLAS.
Articles for men’s use specially.
29 Bull Street.
_ rl HV!TI . RE ANUD carpets.'
F<r quality and price we can do better than
any id her concern tn the South.
Our gnods arc..!! specially selected from t.h*
most renowned manufacturers, and embrar**
everything in the Furnitum and Carpet trad
Our terms ar® most, liberal, and all goods ar®
just as represented.
A personal inspection will convince you theft
we can sell you much CHEAPER than th®
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
118,150 and 152 BROUGHTON ST.
• I ! 1 ,F Yo ° DON’T want 14
; (si§gjUg£3 |be ANNOYED by Const, nl
K'SSlPilw J BREAKING OF CHIMNEYS,
BEST CHIIBNEY RIAD&
f' For Sale Every wherei
nßade only aS'
EPHACBETKffiCa f " ow mt.nglyoke seminaM
We un nearly (300) thrw
hundred lights every eves
•rated PEARL TOP CHIMNEYS myitzpeAfnw and
is that wo would rather nay a dol iar a dozen
r them than fifty cents a dozen for anv other Cbim*
7we have ever used, I. E. FORTJR. Steward.
if RAILROAD 1
We think from the present way in which oiir
business is growing that we will be compelled
to have larger railroad connections, and pos*
sibly add anew line of ocean steamers. We in*
vile your attention to the following new goods
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS. PICTURE FRAMES,
STATIONERY’. ELEGANT LINE OF NEW
ROOKS. BIRTH PAY CARDS and
CROQUETS, PLAYING CARDS (at
VISITING CARDS printed or engraved at
Printing is our specialty this week.
Five new pianos to be, in this week.
Music. Music. Music.