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HOW IT FEELS TO BE HANGED.
A Man Who Escaped Lynchers Tells a
From the Sew York World.
Waco, Tex., Nov. 9.—On Saturday. Nov.
29, Justice W. G. Boyd, of Precinct No. 4,
McLennan County, issued a warrant for the
arrest of one Daniel Wells, who whs charged
by Stephen Harvey with stealing two horses
belonging to him. The warrant was placed
in the hands of Constable Sparks for ser
vice, and that oilicer kept Ins man under
surveillance, but did not arrest him at once,
owing to the fact that Mrs. Wells, wife of
the accused, was ill, and al'O in considera
tion of a knowledge of Wells' disposition
and a confidence that he would not uttempt
to run off.
Last Sunday night Constable Sparks, his
brother and Stephen Harvey, the prose
cuting witness, were riding together along
the road in the valley of Childer’s creek,
when thev met Wells. The constable baited
him, read the warrant by the light of the
match and placed him under arrest. Wells
expressed indignation that his accuser,
Harvev, was one of what lie pres.lined to lie
a posse comitatus, and Constable Sparks,
humoring the whim, directed Harvey to
leave, which order t ho latter obeyed.
The constable and his brother, with the
prisoner, took the road toward China
Springs, about live miles distant, and were
chatting as they rode. The Chiller's Creek
prairie just along there is mottled with live
oak groves and the road, winding with the
1 lends of the creek, turns frequently. It
was a starlight night, hut the moon had not
risen. Suddenly in the roadside a band of
masked men appeared and, with loaded
guns, commanded a halt. The constable
and his brother drew their revolvers, but
the maskers arose from every bush, until
it apjieared to the officers and their prisoner
as if fifty men, mounted and on
foot, all disguised wo h handkerchiefs
crossing at their noses and tied beuind their
ears, were upon them. The maskers
soon explained their business. With Win
chester carbines, double-barreled shotguns
and 45-calibre six-shooters leveled upon the
constable, his brother and Wells, they eom
jielled all three to dismount, and in a trice
the Sparks brothers were relieved of their
weapons and marched away into a thicket
of young live oaks. There they were seated
upon the ground and six men mounted
guard around them and commanded silence.
The others took Wells off to a space where
another band was groUjM-d. When the two
hands were united at least 100 masked men
were assembled and quickly a drumhead
court-martial was organized.
One of the first questions addressed to
Wells was: “When did you see John Nail
“I saw him to-night,’’ Wells replied with
out a tremor.
"Where did you see him!” the lynchers
“Near John Moore’s fence.”
“Say your prayers," came the command.
“I am not a praying man, Wells replied.
Then two men stepped forward, and one
of them drew from his pocket a cord about
ten feet long, and the two bound Wells se
curely. Two more advanced, and one of
them drop|>cd a n< ose over his head and
drew it up, placing the knot carefully,
hangman fa-iiion, back of one ear. The
noose being made secure about the prisoner’s
neck, the oilier end of the lariat was tossed
over a bough. A dozen men pulling on it
drew Wells into the air. 11 was quickly
let down. This was repeated three times.
Each time the questions were asked about
John Nail. He was al-o ordered to teii
all he knew about Harvey’ hors.a.
After the third hanging Wellssaid hoarse
ly, but with unabated pluck:
“Gentlemen, you may hang me if you
wish to. I am in your bands. I will die
saying that I did not steal the horse, and I
don’t know anything against John Nail.”
Finding that. Wells was in earnest the
vigilante unbound their prisoner, took him
back to the place where the t4|iurk3 brothers
were guarded, restored to the latter their
horses and weapons, and scattered in fifty
directions. The three meu then resumed
their journey. Scarcely a word was spoken
by any of the party on the subject of the
hanging. Wells was kept under guard
until yesterday, and at about 3 o'clock in
the afternoon Constable Sparks reached this
city having him in charge. Here lie turned
him over to Jailer Crim, and at this instant
Daniel Wells is in a steel cell in the McLen
nan county jail, safe from the vigiiants of
“Lid they hurt you f the World, corre
s| ondeut inquired of Wells.
“Oil. not much,” lie replied.
“How did you feel hanging up!”
“How could I feel wit my hands tied?”
“Howold are you?”
“Where were you raised?”
“On Childer’s Creek, iast night.”
“They say you hallooed when you were
“Hollci ed? You see I had a bile on my
neck and the rope hurt it. You would have
hollered, too. if you’d been in my place. I
tried to pray, but somehow or other the
prayers of my babyhood bad been stamped
out aud would not come back when I
wanted ’em to. and 1 was in a fix. 1 thought
of all the meanness I had ever done in my
life. A fellow thinks faster under them
circumstances, and 1 could only say low and
easy like: ‘God save me.’ ”
Wells’ neck is black and blue all around
and much swollen. There is a dangerous
look in his eye which bodes mischief to his
captors when he is rclea-ed. Up will appear
in court for trial as soon as his case is ready
to lie heard. Nothing has been done by the
authorities with regard to the hanging.
LEE C.iICK SANCaUNJ'3 FIRESIDE
The Homo or One of th -■ Few Chinese
Matrons in New York.
From the Cleveland Leader.
In New York the Chinese family lives in
the same flat or building as that in which
the pater iamilias does business. To tho
wife is allotted one, two, or three rooms,
according to his w ealth. From these she
practically never stirs. Either her husband
or servant does all the marketing and shop
ping. Still worse, she must not receive calls
front the other sex, excepting in rare cases
when the husband presents an intimate
friend. On such an occasion the visitor
bows repeatedly, shakes his own hand vig
orously for a minute or two, utters the
usual stereotyiied remarks about the health
of herself, family, cousin, and friends, and
departs without having once looked at her
face. Where is the American who could
do that? She goes to no places of amuse
ment, and never w'alks upon the street.
She reads but Little, and that love stories,
love poems, and religious books. But she
can generally cook, weave, crochet, em
broider, and “keep house’’ miraculously.
Lee Chick Sou Chong, a merchant at 26
Mott street, captured by niv smiles, con
sented to introduce me to *his wife and her
boudoir, which 1 supposed would be as in
teresting as the woman. His store was in
the basement, and bis wife lived on the first
floor above. I followed my guide through
a d.rtv. uucarpeted hall to "a door at the
furthest end. He rapped rather vigor
ously with his knuckles on the portal, wtiich
bad no outside knob or latch. After awhile
it was unlocked on the inside, he pushod it
open, and we stood on the inside. Almost
in the rear of the room, with some sewing
in her hand, stood the woman I had come to
see. 8110 smiled at her husband and looked
at me without fear or surprise, hut as a babe
looks at anew ob ject before its innocent
eyes. Lee Chick Sau Chong spoke to her in
his peculiar language, and then turning to
me said: “My wife.” Another moment amt
the little brown fingers covered with rings
were clasped in my gloved hand, ami we
were looking a; each other as only two
women can. What she saw is left to the
imagination, but this is what I gazed upon
A little woman, not more than live feet
high, with the Slackest of eyes, which were
larger ami more open than those of the
average Chinaman. She had the typical
Mongolian face, with a comp exion that
from the exclusion of sunlight resembled
bleached golden wax. Her blue black hair
1 was combed back without a part, dressed
j over the ears like a half oyster shell, and
I dowu the back of the head in a long oblong
puff. Gold rings kept it all in place, but it
! iiad the appearance of beingsoaiied to make
lit smooth and stiff. The forehead was ex
! tremely high, arid Hie eyebrows had a
1 habitually surprised curve. The cheeks
were round, dotted with charming dimples,
] the nose a little inclined to flatness, but
i withal piquant, the t eth exquisitely w hite
and beautifullv shaped, and the lips either
artificially dyed, or naturally a rich
i carmine. With the air and look of childish
! innocence, Mrs. San Chong was not bad to
Hut her dress! It is hard to describe it so
as to give an idea of its delicate beauty. It
was a light blue silken robe trimmed with
hands of crimson si!k. The upper rube was
made with flowing sleeves, which disclosed
a similar white sfik robe underneath. Tiie
skirt or petticoat, of pain crimson, was
made precisely straight, and touched the
floor. Her tiny leet, not more than five
inches in length, were covered w - itli while
silk hosiery, and inserted in dainty Chinese
slippers of blue silk, embroidered in gold,
with white satin covered soles. Her arms
w re loaded with bracelets of several kinds,
and her cars held rings of enormous size.
Her silver thimble, with which she had been
sewing, still clasped the little brown finger.
It was a silver bund worn on the second
joint of the middle finger. Mrs. San Chong
moved around with a quiet grwe and ease
that would bo the envy of u Fifth avenue
The rooms, if not beautiful, possessed in
an eminent degree that virtue which is next
to godliness. In front of a small private
altar joss sticks and sandalwood censers
threw little smoke clouds of fieriurne iiito
the air. Grotesque pictures, statuary, and
bric-a-brac ornamented the walls. Hero
and there banners and scrolls of gorgeous
hue. and covered with quotations from the
great poets and masters of China, reached
from ceiling to floor. White curtains half
concealed doors and windows. The furni
ture was like some of the inhabitants of
North street, a curious conglomeration of
America and Canton. Canton, or Fuan
Tung, by the wav. is the New York of
Southern China. The lied is merely a small
board bunk. Its dressing was rolled up
and nut into blight-colored slips. These,
covered with rugs, allow the bunk
to be used as a sofa during the
day. Several embroidery frames, with
art work in various stages of progress, oc
cupied a table in the corner. Our conversa
tion was limited, but Lee Chick was a good
English scholar, and did the translating.
He is teaching .Mrs. San Chong English, but
she forgets. She l eads poetry, history, ami
love stories, and spends all her day alone,
her husband leaving in the morning and not
returning until evening. She never visits;
cannot lie induced to quit her quarters. All
her food is cooked by' a servant in the store,
and her husband carries ull the meals to her
“Is your wife satisfied?” I asked Lee
Chick. “No, she is not. She is perfectly
happy in her home life, having no other de
sire, but she is childless, the greatest afflic
tion that can liefall a Chinese wife.”
Lee Chick is also very much dissatisfied
at the rate his family refuses to increase.
Alter trying unsuccessfully to adopt some
American child, he has decided to take this
wife back to China and leave her there.
He will tiien procure himself another. He
has already'one wife in China an I two
children, but she refuses to come to Ameri
ca. Lee Chick wants an American for num
ber three, and lie made the writer a pro
posal. He was told that men outside of
Utah were allowed but ono wife, and that
if they were found to have one in Brook
lyn and one in Harlem they would get
into se ious trouble. “Two wives in
one room in China no trouble,” was
his reply. This is inconceivable, but it is
true. \Vith all their addition in wives, di
vorce and infidelity are very rare. The
wile most appreciated is she who finds use
for the most personal names. We drunk a
social cup of tea from china cups about
twice the size of a thimble, and alter wish
ing one another a “Kung He Fa Toi,” the
equivalent of "I wish you great prosperity,”
the interview was over. It would seem that
women never wear the breeches in the Ce
lestial empire, but when I asked Lee Chick
he sighed and said that there were just as
many henpecked husbands in the Orient,
"Alice samee Aintlika.”
SUMMER SCENES IN MIKADO-LAND
The Jayohs River Festivals Sacred
Temples Converted Into Hotels.
From a Yokohama Letter.
Summer time is the picturesque time in
Japan, too, and tiie religious festivals are
carnivals of color and gayety. River parties
are a favorite diversion, and a flatboat with
open sides, a roof or awning hung round
with lanterns, is tho theatre of the most
charming scenes in Japanese life. Fancy
one such boat with a group of people in silk,
crape, or pretty cotton kimonos, sitting ou
a red floorcloth, each with a lit tie tray of
doll’s dishes filled with scraps and morsels
of dainty things before them. The soft
light from the paper lanterns makes it all
rose color, and a pretty geisha has a small
space left at one end. where she glides and
poses through the measures of her dance,
accompanied by a wailing samisen and a
melancholy singer. Multiply that boat by
a thousand and you have a river festival as
Tokio delights in every summer. To the
lanterns of the hundreds of boats are added
the lanterns outlining the eaves and galler
ies of the tea houses crowded along the
river bank, and all is light, life, gayety,and
the refinement of pleasure. Although sake
flows freely, there is never anything coarse
or boisterous, and the river festivals are al
most poetic. In Tokio there is always a
festival going on at someone of tke many
temples, and there the crowds, the color,
the merriment, and the drolleries are fas
cinating. The Japanese give themselves up
easily to pleasure and holiday making, and
abandon themselves to it with the spirit of
children, and at oue of these matsuris, or
religious festivals, one sees how little foreign
fashions and ways and Western progress
have really touched the masses of tue
Few summers resorts offer a lower tem
perature than the seaports, the gain of a
little coolness ut mountain places lieing
made up for by the increased dampness, the
number of things that hop, crawl, bite, and
sting, and the absence of ninny of the custo
mary goin forts. Up in the inoutituins the
rains are frequent and the midday sun
scorching, and the best of Japanese hotels
leave so much to be desired that in the
general summing up and average the sea
ports are the best places. Many families
rent temples for a few months in summer,
and enjoy something between actual Japan
ese life and Adirondack camping. The
priest* are not uverse to turning a few pen
nies bv the transaction, and the worshipers
easily Hud another temple or declare a holi
day. The sacred emblems and all the
temple accessories ure put into the one cen
tral shrine-room, sliding screens set in and
drawn, and the temple is a spacious house,
open to the air on all sides and capable of
being divided iuto as many separate rooms
as the family may require. Often the priests
set the images aiid altar pieces on a high
shelf, cover it with u curtain, and give up
the whole place to foreign teuunts. In one
such case near here the broad altar shelf or
tal*e became a recessed sideboard of the
dining room, and the gilded buddhas, kwau
nous, ami lotus leaves were succeeded by
rows of (Kitties, decanters and glasses. At
one temple it was stipulated that the familv
should give up the room in front of the al
tar on a certain anniversary day ami allow
the worshipers to come and pray. One
occupant, being of an investiga iug mind,
staid at home, left one screen a little drawn,
and threw himself on a couch to quietly
watch the faces and mien ol the worshipers.
To his surprise he found that they ail limit
where they could got a view through his
open screen, and turned their eves to him
instead of to Hakvn Muni’s golden statue.
Throat UineMri commence with a Cough,
Cold or Sore Throat. "Brown's Bronchial
Trochee" give immediate relief. Bold only in
bores. Place 25 eta.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1887.
A TRAVELING .BLAND.
It Slides Across the Elver from Mis
souri to Illinois.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 12.— The argu
ments were concluded before Judge
Gresham to-day in the suit of ex-State
Treasurer Rutz against Benjamin Seeger
and the city of St. Louis. The court
allowed three weeks for the filing of ad
ditional printed arguments, and, took the
case under advisement. The points involved
are novel and interesting. Arsenal Island
formerly lay west of the main channel of
the Mississippi river, just in front of the
centre of the city of St. Louis, and belonged
to that city. It contains about 500 acres.
The city gave Seeger a nominal lease to the
island * and put him in possession
to take charge of it. Gradually
the island moved away from its
original anehoruge, slid down the river
crossing the channel in its progress, and
hailed on the Illinois side, just off land in
Sr. Clair county owned by Edmund Rutz.
It assumed this position about 1870. Then,
in its work of river improvement, the Gov
ernment built a dyke from the head of the
island to the Illinois shore, and by natural
deposits the remaining space bet weed the
island and the original western lino of Itut’z
farm has been entirely filled up, so that the
watsr’s edge is now not nt Rutz’.s original
western boundary, but at the west side of
what was once Arsenal Island. In 1884
Rutz brought suit in the St. Clair County
Circuit Court to eject Seeger from posses
sion, claiming all accretion ou this shore
frontageand riparian ownership to the centre
of the river. The corporation of the city of St.
Louis appeared in court at Belleville, was
made a defendant in the suit as the actual
owner, and had the case transferred to the
Federal Court in this city. Tile defense is
that the island has merely impinged upon
Rutz’sfarm, is not a natural accretion and is
entitled to move on again if the government
will take its dike away; that it rests there
as a deposit upon the bottom and that Rutz
never iiad any ownership in the bed of the
stream, but owned only to the water’s edge
as it stool before the island migrated from
Missouri to Illinois. The books present no
case like this and its decision will be an
original contribution to American jurispru
dence. It is a lake-front, case with extra
ordinary features of its own.
POVERTY IN EUROPE.
Four Thousand Children Starving in
Vienna—Some of Them Dead.
From the London Standard.
An inquiry recently instituted into the
condition of the Vienna poor attending the
elementary schools resulted in appalling dis
closures. Upward of 4,000 children were
suffering from the pangs of hunger, some of
them being on the verge of starvation. A
long list of heartrending cases came to light,
and no doubt was left that not a few of the
unfortunate little ones had died of inanition.
The intelligence, heralded abroad through
the local press, at once became sensational,
and the starving school children are now
the idols of the hour.
The children, cross-examined by a relief
committee, corroborated the evidence
already taken. It transpired that their
principal food consisted of dry bread and
occasionally a little weak soup or coffee.
It is quite true that some of them affirmed
that they were habitually given a glass of
spirits to stifle the cravings of their appe
tite and to keep out the cold.
One boy positively stated that his father
was a good man, and that when he could
not give nim anything to eat he let him
drink as much gin as he liked. "Ja, ja,”
exclaimed his school-fellows, “and that is
wliy you often come drunk to school.”
The parents of the starving children are
for the most part day laborers, though some
undoubtedly belong to a less respectable
class. As soon as the work of relieving the
children was taken in hand subscriptions
were opened at the editorial offices of the
metropolitan press. Seldom has an appeal
to public charity been more readily and
more generously responded to. The poorer
classes have largely contributed.
The popular newspapers are full of adver
tisements from people who cannot spare
much money, but who offer to give one or
two children their dailv food. Almost all
these advertisements add that applications
can be mode without distinction of religion.
All the hotel and restaurant keepers are
feeding a certain number of hungry chil
dren every day.
I - " Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR l’ llll ' weather, stationary tempera
____ ture, light south to west winds.
Comnarlssn of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Nov. 14 1887, and the mean of same day for
j Departure ! Total
Mean Temperature I from the Departure
for 15 years Nov. 14. 'B7. j -I- or jJan. 1,1587.
58.0 | 61.0_ | -I- 3.0 | 594.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mem, Daily Amount I
Amount Tor for , Mean g incß
lb s ears. Nov. 14, .j or _ j an . p iss7.
dir I 01 : .06 I—l 217
Maximum temperature 68. minimum tern
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time!
was 6 4 feet—a fall of 0.1 during the past
Observations taken at the spine moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Nov. 14, 9:86 p. m.. city time.
I Direction. I f?
I I *
Velocity. I P
Portland I 88;.., y.. j... (Cloudy.
Boston I 44 S |.. j lFuir.
Block Island I 52 8 E Cloudy.
New York city ... 50 8 T' Cloudy.
Philadelphia 50 S .1 .01 Cloudy.
Detroit 50; S j.. 01 Cloudy.
Fort Buford. 3!,NW,..j ...Clear.
St. Vincent 28 W Clear.
Washington city.. 40 8 |..| 01 Ruining.
Norfolk 50 S 54 ltaming.
Charlotte 50 8 W T* Clear.
Hattoras 62 S ti 00 Cloudy.
Titusville 6t> W o ...clear,
Wilmington 58 SW .. —Clear.
Charleston 00 W 8 Clear.
Augusta 54.S W; . Clear.
Havavnah 60 S W ti!,Clear.
Jacksonville 04 B\V 8J .01 .Clear.
Cellar Keys 04 IV ... Clear.
Key West 74 N\V u Fair.
Atlanta 50 \V Pi ,Clear.
Pensacola 62 \V Clear.
Mobile W W 0 ... Clear.
.Montgomery ... 60 8W . . Clear.
Vicksburg 80 W ..!.. Clear.
Now Orleans 62 W 8 Clear.
Shreveport 00 W|„ Clear.
Fort Smith 6 j Clear.
Galveston. 01 S W Clear.
Corpus Christl,... 00| S 0 . Clear.
Palestine 64 W Clear.
Brownesville. 62 N K. ( dear.
RloUrando 01 W Clear.
Knoxville ! St W , |.... Clear.
Memphis I ss! W j . . Clear.
Nashville : sl!j W jSmoky.
Indianapolis 4. 8 T* Cloudy.
Cincinnati 4 N\V Cloudy.
Pittsburg 40; 8 j..| 16 Fair.
Buffalo 50! S .. 12 Uaiuing,
Cleveland 4 ’ W .. T* Fair.
Marquette 08 N K 02 Cloudy.
Chicago 42 8 W Cloudy.
Duluth. 86 8 Ei..j 01 I Paining.
St. Paul 40 .... j T* < :loudy.
Davenport 38 j.. [Clear.
Cairo.. 50 N ~j Clear.
St. Louis 44 NW .. Clear.
laia ven worth... 44 Clear.
Omaha ..| 41 S ! .j... Clear.
Yankton |3sß El i Clear.
Bismarck 38 N ..! . /Clear.
Deudwood | 42 S W . .Clear.
Cheyenne 50 NW Clear.
North Platte ... . 52 \V Clear.
Dodge City ! 40 NW Clear.
bautaFe.... | 40 N i..l....|ciear.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. SAi.tsauav Signal Corps.
ON RAiL AND CRO3STIE.
Local and General Gossip in Railway
The books of the Southern Pacific rail
way show that during July, August and
September 17,000 passengers went to Cali
fornia from tiie East and 44,000 came East.
The Wall Street Daily Sews says the re
sult of the Richmond and West Point Termi
nal directors’ last meeting was the nomina
tion of R. P. Flower and Mr. Rockefellar as
directors of the East Tennessee, Virginia
India Railway Mileage.
In the year ending March 31, 1887, 1,014
miles of railroad were built in India, the
largest year’s work of that kind ever done
there except, in 1884-85. The total railway
mileage of Inuia is only about one-tenth as
great, us that of the United States. But the
fact that its mileage has doubled in each of
the past two decades shows that India is dis
playing a very creditable amount of activi
ty in this direction.
The World’s Steam Engines.
According to the Berlin Bureau of Statis
tics there is in the world the equivalent of
40,000,000 horse-power in steam engines,
3,000,000 being ill locomotives. In engines
other than locomotives the United States
comes first with 7,500,000h0r5e-power; Eng
land next with 7,000,000 horse-p ower; Ger
many, 4,500.000 horse-power; France, 8,000,-
000 horse-power, and Austria 1,500,000.
Four-fifths of the steam engines now in op
eration are said to have been built within
the last twenty-five years.
Liability of Sleeping Car Companies.
A passenger who had purchased a ticket
entitling him to ride in a sleeping car from
Marshall to Dallas, enterel the car at Mar
shall, taking with him his valise, contain
ing articles necessary to a traveler, and
deposited the valise ou the floor of the
smoking-room, a fact which was known to
tho porter. At Terrell the train was
delayed on account of a wreck. * The pas
senger went to the telegraph office to ascer
tain how long the train would be delayed.
He was gone a short time, and when he
came back his valise was gone. He brought
suit against the sleeping car company for
the recovery of the value of the valise and
its content-, and a judgment in his favor
was sustained by the Supremo Court of
Texas. The court held that “while a sleep
ing car company is not liable as a common
carrier or an innkeeper, yet it is its clear
duty to use reasonable care to guard the
passengers from theft, and if through the
want of such care the personal effects of a
passenger, such as he might reasonably
carry with him, are stolen, the company is
Railways In Mexico.
There has been a notable increase of rail
way mileage in Mexico within a few years.
Twenty years ago there were only about
thirty miles of railway in the whole coun
try ; ten years ago the mileage had reached
only 676 miles, and as recently as 1880 it
was but 987 miles. The following year this
had grown to 2.000 miles, and the spirit of
progress which had then begun to be in
fused by enteiprising citizens of the United
States has shown remarkable results, within
seven years nearly 3,000 miles of completed
railways having been added, while a very
considerable addition of mileage is now un
der construction and much more is pro
A few comparisons will be suggestivs in
this connection. Mexico has now only
about one mile of railway to every 200
square miles of area. To show as large a
mileage compared to area as that of Ne
braska Mexico must have 45,000 miles of
road. To compare with Illinois her rail
way system must be increased to 127,000
miles, and to equal Massachusetts in this re
spect she must have over 182,000 miles of
lines. Evidently there is room for the rail
way bu ilder in our sister republic.
The Ohio State Authorities Examine
the Baking Powuers—> earching In
vestigation as to their Merits.
CLEVELAND’S THE BEST.
The Commission appointed by the Ohio
Legislature to examine food products has
made its report on baking powders. The
State Chemist, Prof. Weber, analyzed thirty
different brands. Cleveland's Superior
Baking Powder is in point of merit at the
head of the list of all the cream of tartar
baking powders. It contains the most
cream of tartar and produces the largest
amount of carbonic acid gas, the leavening
agont. The following from the official re
port will enable the public to form an in
telligent opinion from unprejudiced and
wholly disinterested sources, of the com
parative merits of two of the powders ex
Carbonic Acid Gas 12.80 per ct.
Bicarbonate of Soda 26.12 “
t b eam of Tartar .... . 54.70 “
Starch 9.00 “
Residuum 10.18 “
Carbonic Acid Gas 11.80 per ct.
Bicarbonate of Soda . 25.21 “
Cream of Tartar 50.44 “
Starch 17.10 “
Residuum 7.25 “
-This powder contained a small percentage of
ammonium carbonate, which was calculated as
bicarbonate of soda above.
It will lie seen from this report that
Cleveland’s is entirely free from ammonia,
and contains considerably more cream of
tartar (the expensive ingredient of a pure
baking powder) and yields more leavening
gas than the Royal.
Seven United States Senators spent the sum
mer in Europe. They were rahner.Stockbridge,
Hale, Frye. Spooner, Aldrich and Hawley. Sen
ator Fainvell is now in Europe.
HOUSE ANI NON PAINTING.
T. E. BROUGHTON &MT
House, Sign and Ornamental Painling,
- DKALKR3 IN—
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, BRUSHES, ETC.
Estimates furnished and work guaranteed.
Knights of Pythias' Building, 44 1-2 Bar
nard Street, Savannah, Ga.
PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER.”
RULING. PRINTING, BINDING,
OR BLANK BOOKS,
Will always have careful attention.
GEO. N. NICHOLS.
PRINTER AND BINDER,
3;4 Bay Street.
Planine Mill, Lumber and Wood Yard,
Lilierty and East Brood sta., Havannah, ria.
ALL Planing .Mill work correctly and prompt
ly done. Good slock Dressed and Hough
1 .umber, FIRE WOOD, Oak, Plue, Lightwood
and Lumber Kindlin’re.
BURKE. The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. .lowa Burke, James Burke, Edward
Burke and Mrs. Surah Burke, are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral of the former at
3:30 p m. TUESDAY, from the First African
THE tTfATHA.>I MUTUAL LOAN ASSO
The 70th regular monthly meeting of Series
B. will be held at Metropolitan Hall, THIS
(Tuesday) EVENING, at 8 o’clock.
R. D. OUERARD, President.
Wm D. Harden. Secretary
The “Clam" Committee of Stockholders of
the TYBEE RAILWAY COMPANY will meet at
train at 10 o'clock a. at. city time, sharp, THIS
DAY (Tuesday) to perfect arrangements and re
ceive report of your Chairman.
JNO. O. BUTLER.
Advertisement* inserted under “Special
Notices” will be charged $1 00 a Square each
FOR HE V I FOKT' S, C
STEAMER POPE CATLIN will leave on
THURSDAY, Nov. 17th, at 30 o'clock a. m. from
Steamer Katie’s wharf, and will make two trips
a week thereafter, of which notice will be given.
Freights received to day.
H. A. STROBAR, Manager,
Savannah, Nov. 14th, 1887.
The late firm of OCTAVUS COHEN AND
COMPANY was dissolved on the 10th inst. by
the death of Mr. Octavos Cohen.
CLAVIUS PHILLIPS, Surviving Copartner.
All persons are hereby cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of the crew of the Ger
man steamship DONAR, as neither the Captain
nor Consignees will be responsible for any debts
contracted by them.
RICHARDSON A BARNARD, Consignees.
Neither the Captains nor Consignees of the
British barks BAROMA, Thomas, Master, or
TIKOMA. Pugh, Master, will be responsible for
any debts contracted by the crews of said
vessels. HOLST A CO- Agents,
bills against the British steamship WYLO,
Rogers, Master, must be presented at our
office by or before 12 o’clock midday, THIS DAY,
the 15th Nov., or payment thereof will be de
barred. A. MINIS A SONS, Consignees.
THURSDAY NIGHT, Nov. 17, a grand Wrest
ling Match between GREEK GEORGE and
BILL RAIN, Groeco-Roman and Catch-as-catch
can. Greek George is to throw his opponent
four times to win the match, or forfeits 875 and
26 per cent, gate money. Admission 25c., 50c.,
and sl. Sparring matches will take place.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Notice Is hereby given to any and all parties
interested in the British steamship RESOLUTE
and the wet cotton lately discharged therefrom
that in default of any advice from the parties
interested, I will, in accordance with the recom
mendation of the Board of Survey, proceed to
sell said wet cotton, at public auction, for ac
count of whom it may concern, on FRIDAY, the
R. C. REAVLEY.
Master British Steamship Resolute.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12, 1887.
To Whom it May Concern:
Notice is hereby given to any and all parties
interested in the British steamship NAPLES
and or her cargo of cotton, that in consequence
of the recommendation of the Board of Survey
and the decision of the Naval Court in the mat
ter of complaint before them, the wet cotton
lately discnarged from my vessel will not be
reloaded upon said ship and carried forward to
Liverpool. Dut said cotton is held here su! >ject
to the disposition of parties interested, upon
satisfaction of the liens existing thereon.
As said cotton is daily deteriorating prompt
action is desired, in order that further interposi
tion on my part may be unnecessary.
Master British Steamship Naples.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. Kith. 1887.
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
NOTICE TO CONSIGNEES AND CAP
TAINS OF VESSELS.
Optics Health Officer, I
Savannah. Ua., Nov. 1, INB7. f
From Nov. Ist to May Ist, unless otherwise
ordered, Captains of vessels having clean
records, will be allowed to come to the city alter
their vessels have been inspected by the Quaran
Captains of vessels which are subjected to un
ballasting at the Quarantine Station, will re
turn to their vessels when unballasting is com
menced, and there remain until this work is
completed, in order to expedite same.
J. T. McFABLANI), M. D„ Health Officer.
Savannah, (5a., Nov. 3, 1887.
The shareholders of the GERMANIA FIRE
COMPANY, of .Savannah, Ga., are hereby noti
fied to present their shares within thirty days
from date, to the undersigued to receive their pro
rata from the sale of the Germania Fire Com
pany s Building.
Office hours from 10 until 1 o'clock at 147 Con
gress street JOSEPH ROOS, President.
STcGLASHAN SADDLERY CO.
187 BROUGHTON ST.,
UNDER TURNER HALL,
MANUFACTURERS * DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
Saiiry, Harness, lips,
HORSE CLOTHING, ETC.
A FULL LINE OF
Scotch. Irish and Concord Team Collars.
W will duplicate any Northern or Western
bill of hand-made Harness, and warrant xaus
faction. Trunks Covered, Harness and Saddle**
Repaired, anti first rate workmanship guaran
teed. Come and nee us and give us a trial.
• ■■■■■■l I ■mi I W ■
1 JN and after the 10th instant the business
now conducted by me will be carried on by
Messrs. T. J. DAVIS & CO., and l beg for the
new firm the patronage of ray many friends
who have been so liberal to me, and feel assured
that the now llrin will give them the Hme at
tention as they received from mo, Mr. DAVIS
having been my head man for the past four
years. Messrs. T. J. DAVIS and J. G. HARDEE
are authorized to collect all bills due the retiring
Hrm. 0. S. McAI.PIN.
TWO -NTGTTXS ONLY.
MONDAY nod TUESDAY, Nov. 14 and 15.
THE GREATEST MUSICAL COMEDY ON
Two Old Cronies!
Rendered by the Great
Wills Henshaw and Ten BroecL
At. the Head of the Most Powerful Vocal and
Comedy Artists Ever Engaged for One Play.
A Production Brimful of Bright, Catchy
Original Music, Besides Selections
from the Latest Opera.
Seats on sale at DAVIS BROS’., Nov. 12.
Next Attraction-THE WORLD, Nov. 16 and
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!
THURSDAY. Y ’ | NOV. 16, 17.
Spectacular production of the reigning Dramatic
In 6 Acts and 8 Tableaux.
810,000 for Scenery and Effects Alone.
THE following scenes are all entirely new: The
Harbor ana Shipping, Deck of an Ocean
Steamer at Sea, The Sinking Ship. The Raft, oc
cupying 10,000 feet of canvass and covering the
entire stage from wall to wall with its surging
waves and terrible realism. The Garden of
Sicily, The Lunatic Asylum, The Revolving
Scene, The Beautiful Moving Panorama and Ex
quisitely Beautiful Effect, The Moon Upon tne
Lake, The Hotel Parlor, etc. America's I avorite
Sensitive Actor and Artist, .1. Z. LITTLE, and a
Company of unexceptionable ability. NOTE.—
Every scene produced as advertised. Seats on
sale at Davis Bros.’ Nov. 15.
Next Attraction-Helen Blythe, Nov. 21. 22.
THANKSGIVING AT THUNDERBOLT.
A TROTTING RACE
THUNDERBOLT PARK COURSE
A PERSE OF SIOO.
OPEN to all Savannah Horses that have not
beaten three minutes. Fifty dollars to first,
S3O to second, S2O to third horse. Three or more
to enter, same to start. Fee fifteen per cent, of
purse. Entries to close on Saturday, Nov,
19th, at 6 o’clock, with M. J. DOYLE,
A. R. ALTMAYER <fc CO.
Afrer a protracted struggle we have
just consummated the purchase of
—worth of Dress Goods and Cloaks,
including the very latest in Combina
tion Suits, Wraps, Etc,, at a figure that
will enable us to TIP THEM OUT
LIVELY. These Goods were the stock
of one of the largest houses that
needed the money and was ready to
sacrifice for it. We consider the pur
chase a MASTER STOKE on our part,
and we want our friends to have af i nger
in the pie. We wish also to state that
in addition to the above we propose
to inaugurate a General Sale in nearly
every department in the house. Prices
quoted are stricly for this week only.
SENSATION No. 1.
1 Lot ASSORTED DRESS GOODS, in Stripes,
Checks, Solids. Etc., Etc., single and double fold,
all the new fall shades, price 12hc.; positively
good value at 23c.
SENSATION No. 2.
1 Lot, the newest triumph in ALL WOOL
CAMEL'S HAIR CLOTH, Ho to 45 inches wide,
in Stripes, Checks, and all t he very latest shades,
price 85c. This lot is a decided sensation and
would be considered cheap at 75c.
SENSATION No. 3.
1 Lot LADIES’ BEAUTIFUL OTTOMAN
SILK SHORT WRAPS, trimmed with elegant
beaded ornaments, silk lined and edged with fur,
price gll 08; really cheap at 820.
SENSATION No. 4.
1 Lot LADIES’ IMPORTED PLUSH SHORT
WRAPS, the very cream of hie-h grade goods,
with plush ornaments, satin lined and elegantly
made, price sl7 98; actually worth $.*45.
SENSATION No. 5.
1 Lot BOYS’ EVERYDAY ROUGH AND
READY SUITS, two pairs Pants and a Polo Cap
to each Suit, price $3 48; are cheap at $5.
SENSATION No. 6.
1 Lot LADIES’ AMERICAN KID AND GOAT
BUTTON BOOTS, (strictly solid), newest sty 14
lasts, silk worked burton holes, C. D. and E.
widths, sizes to 8, price 48; excellent value
We still continue the sale af the GENUINE
CENTEMERI KII) GLOVES at the following
8 BUTTON 00c.
5 BUTTON TAN SHADES Si 25.
5-BUTTON BLACK 150.
Bear in mind that the above broods arc not a
lot made tip on purpose to sell cheap: they are
goods of STERLING MERIT, and we guarantee
that they are exactly as represented. Now fire
away and bring down your game.
A. R. ALTffIAYER k CO.
t W'Mail orders receive careful and prompt
Stitdied Back f kite liids
DENT’S CELEBRATED KID AND DRIVING
UNDRESSED KID GLOVES, SHADES OF TAN.
EMBROIDERED FRONT DRESS SHIRTS.
LIGHT COLORED SCARFS FOR EVENING
WHITE LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, ANY
DUNLAP'S AND NASCIMENTO’S ELEGANT
STYLES IN SILK AND DERBY HATS.
CHILDREN’S CAPS AND HATS.
GLORIA CLOTH UMBRELLAS IN GOLD
AND SILVER HEADS.
DRESSING GOWNS AND SMOKI NO JACKETS.
BUGGY ROBES AND FUR HUGS.
CHILDREN’S KID AND FUR-TOP GLOVES.
LADIES’ RIDING HATS AND GLOVES.
DR. WARNER’S SANITARY UNDERWEAR
BUCKSKIN WEATHER VESTS, ALL SIZES.
BLACK HALF .HOSE, WHITE KIDS, LAWN
BOWS AND SCARES.
A FULL LINE OF GOODS FOB EVENING WEAR
U r/LJ_, STKKJiIT.
BOY S’ CLOTHIMG> CARPET’S, ETc
W E wili P lace on on MOND AY morn
t V ING 500 as handsome Bovs' Si tits as ran
be found south of New York, Prices of tailor
made and perfect-fitting suits are i'or better
grades $6 SO, $, 60. $8 60, $!) and $9 50.
Also a large variety, fully 500, just as durabl#
but not as fine, at the following prices • ! rV
$2 26, $2 60, $3, $3 50. $4, $1 50 and so.
Tapestry and Ingrain■
DURING THE ENSUING WEEK.
One lot Tapestry Carpets at 65a per yard
One lot 3-Piy All Wool Carpets at 85c np .
Onolot All Wool Extra Supers at 60c oar
One lotlngrain Carpets at 55c. pier yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at 50c. per yard.
One lot Ingrain Carpets at 40a per yard
One lot Ingrain Ca-pets at 22*4c. per yard.
500 Smyrna Rugs
RANGING PRICE FROM
85c. Each to $lO.
100 rolls fresh Canton Matting, ranging m
price from 20c. to 50c. per yard.
Will also be found in the following goods during
this week: Silks, Satins, Dress Goods, Cloaks
Shawls, Lace Curtains and Curtain Goods,
Flannels, Blankets, Bed Cinnforts. Underwear’
Hosiery, Gloves, Corsets, Ladles’ and Gents’
Silk Umbrellas, etc., etc.
BUY GOODS, Eli.
In our centre counter we will exhibit for
this week the most extensivp and attractirt
stock of Linens and Housekeeping Goodsto
be found in any house in this city. All
grades of Irish, (Scotch, Carman and Barns
ley Table Damasks, % and J, Damask Nap
kins. Damask and Hack Towels in plain
and knotted lr riges. Plain White, Turkey
and Colored Bordered Fringed Doylies.
Cardinal and Turkey I bed Fringed Tabla
Covers, in all sizes.
Honeycomb aud Marseilles I
Quilts, Blankets <6 Comforkl
nnrm lI ) lot of ID-inch DoubJ
\rrl 111 l SATIN DA MASK at Sir, ■
kjl LiVLIL j aud97c.;worthsl&fl2iH
CROIIAS & DOONEBJ
Successors to R F. McKEN" VAAOJiL—. I
BELT GREASE; I
To Mill Menl
TURNER’S TRACTION I
BELT GREASE I
Softens Leather and Makes Rubber Belting H
More Durable. H
This Grease effectually prevents slipping, reu- ■
ders the belts adhesive, heavy aud pliable •*" H
will add one third to the power of the b lit H
Its use enables the belt to oe run loot# ww B
have same power. H
—FOR SALE BY — B
Recommended by H
DALE, DIXON * CO.. . |
J. W. TYNAN ■
REAL ESTATE. I
W. J. MARBUAIA. H. A- M' l -*
MARSHALL & McLEODf
Auciioo and General Commission Mercbnts, ■
■—DEALERS IN— H
Real Estate and Stocks and flow®
11GV6 Broughton Street, Savannah, Ga. ■
ATTENTION GIVEN TO RENTING o*i
HOUSES AND COLLECTING RENTS. ■ ,
Empty Syrup Barrel*
-FOR SALE BY- I
C. M. GILBERT & CC ■ §;
COR.|BAY AND BARNARD STS.