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RIDDLED WITH BUCKSHOT
m tmeaxTam hand shot while
TRYING TO MAKE PEACE.
John Powell Shoots Creighton Flovd
Ht Yates' Still in Tattnall County-A
Drunken Quarrel Ends in the Mur*
1 der of an Innocent Man.
S. A. Rogers, of Tattnall county, |wii
through Hip city yesterday with the body of
Creighton Floyd, who was shot and kill'd
in Tattnall on Saturday night.
„Floyd lost his life through the mistnke of
on angry drunkard while he was trying to
The tragedy occurred at Yates’
turpentine still, where Floyd was employed
as a still haud, and two men named John
Powell aurt Gibson Carr as woodsmen.
Powell had a house of hi* own, aud Carr
had a room iu it, and boarded there. On
Saturday, Powell and Carr both began
drinking, and quit work to go on a spree.
Floyd attended to their work for them in
order to save them their positions. At night,
while Carr aud Powell were at supper, they
began to quarrel. What their dispute was
no one knows, not even Powell. It was
simply a drunkeo brawl. Powell became
angered and threatened to strike Carr with
a charr. hut the latter left the house, aud
went over to the commissary's shed.
THE FATAL FIE*.
Floyd and Baker, also employes of the
still, heard of the quarrel, ami fearing the
two men might, get into trouble while they
were under the influence of liquor, they went
over to Powell's a* peacemakers. They en
tered and found Mrs. Powdl within. 1 hey
told her their errand und she entreated them
to beep her husband and Carr apart, as lie
was afraid one of them would hurt the other.
•She said that Powell lmd gone nut, ami she
thought that he had gone to Carter’s shanty,
about ISO yards away. Floyd aial Baker
started toward the shanty. Just after they
left the house Powell came in. ex
cited and angry. He suid that Carr wa-*
hanging around the house trying to get a
chance to shoot hiu. He picked up
his shotgun and went out in front of
the house. Mrs. Powell became very
much frightened, and screamed for help.
She called to Floyd aud Baker to come back
and they turned and star ten for Powell's In
a run. "r'toyd was in the lead, and a few
steps brought bun in sight. _ Powell saw
him. and without a moment’s hesitation
fired. Floyd foil riddled with buckshot.
SHOT TO PIECES.
The greater part of the charge lodged iu
his abdomen, which was literally torn to
pieces, but scattering shot struck him in
other parts of the body, hips and legs. He
fell to the ground, aud SJPowell aud Baker
ran to him. As soon a-s he found what he
had done Powell expressed the greatest
grief. He said tliot, lie thought it was Carr
he was shooting. Floyd wa-* taken into the
house, and messenger sent on horseback
for physicians. It was thought that Floyd
•would" not live but a few minutes,
but lie did not die until
Sunday morning. Flovd said to the doctors
when they arrived: “Powell shot me ami
killed me, but he had no cause.” That was
the only time he mentioned Powell's name
or referred to him. He begged Mr. Yates
to send him back to Robertson county.
North Carolina, where his family is, for li/
said he wanted to see his father and motly r
once more before he died. Finding that he
had only a few hours to live, he exact# sd a
promise that he should be sent back hv.ue to
THE SLAYER NOT SEEN.
Mr. Rogers left the neighborly# l Sunday
night, and up to that time PoweM hail not
been arrested. As soon as he tot ml that he
had killed Floyd, not Carr, ho left his home,
and though he remained in the vicinity, he
did uot show himself.
Floyd was a young man alnul 10 years
of age, and a sternly, bard-workvng man,
who never drank, but ptwaya a'/tended to
his work in a most faithful ma nner. He
has been at Yates' still since the first of the
year, and Mr. Yate- said he was one of the
most faithful tpsui he has ever employed,
Iu accordance with his request his remains
were prepared for shipment. They were
taken in %tv agon to No. 4 _ and they came
in yesterday morning. They ware sent
forward last night* u the Charleston train,
ani they will arrive in Robertson county
tgtfa morning. His family knew nothing of
hi? death until Mr. Rogers telegraphed
them yesterday morning to meet the re
mains at the station.
TO OBSERVE ST. JOHN’S DAY.
Savannah Freemasons to Join in a
A meeting of the Masters and Wardens
of the several Masonic lodges of Savannah
was held last evening at the office of W. M.
J. R Satiwy for the purpose of considering
the celebration of St. John's day.
TV. M. A. C. Hannon, of Zerubbatiel
Lodge No. 15, was called to the chair, and
S W. A. H. MacDoncll, of Landrum Lodge
No. 48, was appointed secret ary.
It was resolved that the Masonic frater
nity of Savannah join in a general celebra
tion of St. John’* day, Pec. 47, and that a
banquet be provided for the occasion.
Tt was further resolved that the M. IV.
Grand Master and other Grand officers, and
such other distinguished members of the
fraternity as the committee should elect, he
invited to honor the celebration with their
Committees were appointed to attend to
the various details incident to the promised
celebration. It was also moved and adopted
♦ hat Solomon's Lodge No. 1, as the oldest
lodge in this jurisdiction, be requested to
call an extra communication on the evening
of St. John’s day to receive the Grand
Master and other grand officers m “due aud
ancient form." After the transaction of
other business looking to the proper ar
rangements of the details incident to the
riav the meeting adjourned subject to the
call of its chairman.
Y. M. C. A. Week of Prayer
The first of the series of week-day meet
ings during the week of prayer was held
last evening at the Young Men’s Christian
Association rooms. There was a lair at
tendance of young men. The meeting was
conducted by Mr. H. T. Moure, several
others taking part in the service.
This evening Mr. James Fnrie, Jr., will
lead the meeting, commencing at 8:16 to
night. Subject: “Guarding the Centre and
Outposts." All young men are cordially
invited to be present.
In the Mayor’s Court.
There was quite a hatch of prisoners in
the Mayor's Court yesterday morning. Five
rases of disorderly conduct were heard, mid
all of them were sentenced to pay fine;*,
aggregating *23. Of the four man who were
.■crested on the charge of gambling, Alex
: l 'avis aud Frank Lloyd were given S2O or
ihirty days, aud John Davis and
'♦ harles deLvon were discharged. The two
colored boys who were arrested for gambling
in Congress street lane were given to, or
five days each.
Transferred to South Carolina.
The Methodist Episcopal church at Har
deevillo has been transferred from the
Georgia to the South Carolina Conference.
Rev. G. P. Gardner held (he first official
board on Nov. 5, aud on the following day
preached and administered the Lords Sup
Upland Cotton for Bremen.
Messrs. Richardson & Barnard cleared
yesterday the British steamship Wolviston
for Bremen with 4,400 bake of upland cot
?*?; Tr* ilin E 8,168,130 pounds, valued at
ST. PATRICK'S FAIR OPENED.
Catholic Library Hall the Scene of a
The St, Patrick's Church Fair opened at
Catholic Library HaH last night under very
favornble auspices. The hall is prettily
decorated with Sags and bunting, aud the
booths and table#* are attractively arranged
ami tilled with almost every article that is
to be had at .** church fair.
Tbe first booth lo the right after entering
the hall is the “Mikado Booth,” presided
over by Mrs. Grady. It is handsomely dec
orated. and the art icles upon toe tables com
prise what one might expect to find at a
“Mikado" booth. The raffling was begun
early, and among the articles won was a
fine fruit cake by Thomas Ilalligan. Mr.
\V. J. Hartv and Mr. M. Connolly each won
a handsome fruit dish.
I Next to the “Mikado” booth isaliand
, somely decorated and furnished table, pre
i sided over by Mrs. J. F. Cercopelv, assisted
! by Mrs Beranc and Mrs. J. W. McArthur.
(>no of the attractions at this booth is a
handsome sideboard aud an elegant china
The supper table, which in the next in the
ball, is presided over bv Mrs. Symons
and Mrs. Sullivan. All the delicacies of
tbe season are served a la carle.
The next fable is one of the most hand
somely dressed of any in the hall. It is pre
sided over by Mrs. J." Connelly and Mrs. M.
Walsh. Among the articles on this table
are a handsome set of harness and a fancy
box, composed of 7,4ti8 pieces, made and
donat'd by Mr. OR Olsen. The box will
lie raffled nt line, a chance and the chorees
were rapid! v taken up as soon as the lists
were opened. A handsome china tea set, lemon
ade set, inkstand, dressing ease and dozens
of other articles load down the table. One
of the leading attractions is an oil printing
of St. Patrick, donated by the St. Patrick’s
T. A. li. Society.
The next table is handsomely dressed and
contains many valuable articles, among
them a grand piano, donated by Mr. A.
Hanley and a saddle and bridle donated by
the McGtashau Saddlery Company. This
table is presided over by Mrs. Johm Sulli
van. Tlie voting on the gold watch at this
table is attracting considerable attention
The voting for the sword to be awarded
to the most popular commissioned infantry
officer in the First Regiment aud the Guards
Battalion will begin to-night. The attend
ance last night was large, and tbe fair starts
off with every prospect of being a complete
BILLY BARRETT’,-3 CIRCUS.
The Veteran Shawms n and His Aggre
gation on there Way Here.
Barrett’s advertising agents are filling
the country with per,tors and hand-bills an
nouncing the coir.ing of Barrett's circus
Wednesday, Nov. 23. It is a good while
since Barrett hvs been to Savannah, and it
is safe to say /,iat ho will draw big crowds.
He is one of „he veteran showmen in this
country am', knows how to manage a circus
to make, it, popular. One of Barrett’s
latest additions to his aggregation is
Jo-Jo, t/ie dog-faced Russian boy, who has
create/ such a stir in the European capitals
the p# k st few years. The New York Times
“wiVite him up” extensively at the time of
bis arrival in Gotham, and the following is
a*. excerpt from the article: * * 5= *
His face is covered with a long, waving
mass of silken Imir, which in color is be
tween lisht mi and silver gray. It hangs
upon his urow down to the eyes, parting iu
the centre and waving off to either side like
that of a fancy terrier. It droops from lii.s
cheeks in long, wavy locks, grows from the
nostrils, and hangs from both cal's, * *
* * The eyes of this dog-faced boy also re
semble very closely those of a terrier. They
are slightly blui-h in color, almost perfectly
round, and tho whites are visible entirely
around the pupils. His mouth is
furnished with only the two canine teeth
above mid two incisors below, and all
four are thin and sharp, resembling minia
ture tusks rather than human teeth. The
entire body is covered with a growth of
thin, light Imir; but the thick, heavy locks
are found only on the taco.
“He was captured in the forests o'i
Kostroma, in the centre of Russia, ahorit
fifteen years ago. with his fat her, who is
described as a wild man, with tho same |xv
ouliar taro which the l>oy now possesses.
The father was exhibited ull over Eftrope
until three years ago, when he died.”
“TWO OLD CRONIES.”
They Play Before a Good Audience
and Make Plenty of Fun.
“Two Old Cronies” had a gocri audience
last night. Tbe play, if it ma,y be called
such, is without any particqfiar plot. It
does not want one. It manages to catch on
to popular favor without any plot. It is noth
ing more than a series of ‘ludicrous situa
tions filled up with operatic selections and
catchy ballads, but it is very
funny. It is the funniest play
tout. Savannahians iyive soon lately,
anil from the way the audience laughed one
would think it hadn’t seen anything funny
iu a good while, and was very huugry for
just what it got. The whole performance is
got up to make people laugh. Next to its
pretty girls and catchy music, burlesque
is all there is te> the play. John E.
Honshuw and Frank 51 ills as “Prof. Kreutz
enger” and “Donovan Duff” are the two
characters around which the fun centers.
Miss May Ten Broeck made quite a hit in
her two characters. One of the features of
the play is the newness of its jokes. The
performance will lie repeated to-night.
THE COTTON EXCHANGE.
Mr. E. M. Green Made President With
The annual election in the Savannah
Cotton Exchange took place yesterday
President Flannery declined a re-election
and Mr. E. M. Green was nominated in his
stead There were three tickets in the
field, each of which lmd E. M. Green at its
head. Mr. K. 1). Rloodworth was on two
tickets for Vice President and was opposed
by c. It. Wood* on the third. The follow
ing ticket was elected by a lai-ge majority:
President- K. M. Green.
Vice President —F. D. Rloodworth.
J. M. Barnard, K. Karow,
C. R. Woods, J. P. Overton,
J. K. Garnett, J. F. Minis,
F. M. Farley, I). I. Maclntyre,
INSPECTORS OK NEXT ELECTION.
C. S. Connerat, lb M. Hutton,
\V. S. Tisou.
This will Lie Mr. Green's first term as
President, though lie was at one time Vice
President of the Exchange and has been for
a long time a member of the Board of
RIVER AND HARBOR NOTES.
Happenings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The steamer Pope Cayiti will take the
place of the steamer Seminole on the nbute
between Savannah and Beaufort. Sly* will
leave Savannah for Beaufort to-dav. Cant.
H. A. Strobhar will be the manager of the
Anew steamer fine has been established
between Savannah and Beaufort. The
Pilot Boy, which runs regularly lie
tween Beaufort and Charleston, will also
run between Beaufort and Savannah. Tne
Pilot Boy will leave Beaufort Thursday
night for Savannah arriving here in the
morning and returning FrllAy night.
Sachet Powders Bor Xmaa.
Colgate’s Cashmere Briquet, Heliotrope
and Violet are very usefifd for making un/
holiday gifts. /
Mules TJnr Sale.
Three pairs of firs/class Mare Mules ter
sale. Suitable for itoy business Knicker
bocker Ice Cos.. J-l t/iav stre et
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 15. 1887.
THE VALUE CF ADVERTISING.
Some Interesting Facts About It for
A representative of the Morning News,
during tho last few days, has been present
ing to the business men of this city certain
facts about tlie value of advertising. It is
a source of satisfaction that he has met with
a great ileal of success. It Is proposed that
he shall continue this work until every one
whose business would be benefited by being
brought prominently before the public has
been seen. .
Tho piir| >o.se is not to beg for advertise
ments, but to explain to those who will lis
ten the value of advertising a-s a means of in
creasing and holding their trade. There are
many business men who have not given the
question of advertising wisely the attention
it deserves, and, therefore, do not appreciate
how deeply they are interested in it.
An advertisement is a tireless worker. It
is continually, day and night and in all
places where readers are to be found, pre
senting and advocating tbe interests of
those who seek its assistance. When it Goes
not produce immediate results it lay, the
foundation of future benefits.
The Morning News knows that money
invested in advertisements produces grati
fying returns. The advertisement not only
greatly increases the prosperity of the in
vestor, but benefits the city in which he
lives by presenting the city'#, advantages to
The Morning News, therefore, proposes to
do a little missionary work, believing that
both it and the busin#*ss public whom it
serves will lie mutually benefited. Of
course it will require considerable time to
go over the entire city, but. time can be
spared for that which promises such good
results. If there is anything ungleaned iu
the advertising field in Savannah it hopes
to secure it, or, at least, to know the reason
why it cannot be liarvested for the benefit of
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
November Meeting of the Board of
Education Last Night.
The Board of Public Education met last
night at Chatham Academy, Col. George
A. Mercer, President, presiding, and Com
missioners Hunter, Blun, Walker, Estill,
Tattnall and. Duncan present.
After the reading and confirmation of the
minutes of the last meeting, Supt. Baker
submitted his monthly report. He stated
that the schools were in 4 more nourishing
condition than ever before in the history of
tlie present educational system.
The Committee on .Accounts submitted its
report, which was adopttd.
The committee ou examination of appli
cants for assistant teachers recommended
the appointment of Miss J. P. Hinson to
the Barnard stiWt school, and Miss Clara 8.
Grady to supply the first vacancy iu either
of the Catholic, schools.
A letter was tread from Mr. H. F. Train,
Principal of 1/ le Boys’High School, asking
the board to purchase apparatus for the
scientific de/iartmenfc of the school. The
letter was a/acompanied by a carefully se
lected list vfi the articlas needed.
On motion the Superintendent was an
t horized V> purchase the articles specified in
The Superintendent read a letter from the
Department of tho Interior, Washington,
offering copies of the map of the united
State#, prepared under the supervision of
the Commissioner of the General Land
Offi' e, at a cost of .41 50 each. The map i/*
a fitie wall map 5) j by fit £ feet.
On motion the Superintendent was au
thorized to purchase fifty copies of the nif.p.
The resignation of Miss Loewcntlial, of
the Barnard street school, was accepted.
Ori motion the salaries of the first and
second assistant teachers iu the Girls’ High
School were increased. The salaries </ such
assistant teachers as have served a y*ir and
proved themselves efficient were also in
creased to $35 per month for the scholastic
In the matter of an application for in
creased compensation for the Principal of
the Chatham Academy Grammar School,
action was deferred pending the decision of
the question of certain proposed changes,
which were referred to a cnunniijiee consist
ing of the Chairman and three members.
A resolution was offered and adopted ap
pointing a committee to consider the ad
visability of heating the Chatham Academy
METEORS BEHIND TIME.
I<ast Night's Brilliant Display in the
Heavens- Meteoric Period.
The first brilliant display of meteors since
the November meteoric period arrived took
place last night. The heavens seeniod tilled
wiih shooting stars. The “shower” was a
little behind time, but it did not fail alto
November 1:1th is supposed to be as near
the time ns can bo fixed for fhe meteoric
“showers” to begin. There, were more
meteors seen last, week than uvinl, but there
were not enough of them to cull a shower.
For a good many years the November
meteoric period has not brought anything
like brilliant display. Metonre are supposed
to follow in the wake of vomet*. and the
relation of meteor-stream*, to comets seems
to be close and signilTant. The two
things seem to be interchangeable. Tlie
great August striven is believed
to lie following the exact path of a
comet which seems to have been drawn (at
no remote period, asti jlnoinicelly speaking)
into our ffinr system by the attraction of
one of the,planets —pny'iwbly ( T ramis, whose
orbit this; great swiy-m reaches in its ec
centric outward jouiliey. There arc circum
stances t< ( give color /toTlie belief that that
ouiv.ct. liite the Inter one called BlelnV, has
broken up. and no king r exists as a comet,
but only as a. |iafft of the great stream of
meteoroids which, had fie<>ii following it.
That is the so-called August stream.
The orbit of flip Novemlier stream seems
to inter ect the eerth's orbit more decidedlv
in periods of between 33 ami 31 years. It
was ©v illently a/close impact in the Novem
ber of 1333. When our world must have
brush's! actufilly throvgh a part of
the injier edge of the meteoric swarm, and
the dark hours before dawn on the morn
ing of Noveiuber 13 witnessed a veritable
rain of lire. /There will be no such exhibi
tion again in/ this century. The show of
twenty yeans ago, when the period iigain
cam© arouufl, though remarkable, was noth
ing; like the 1833 wonder. In Novemlier,
1901—only /fourteen years hence—the 1833
scene may/ or may not, Ihi repeated.
Acting Mayor Schwarz presided in Police
Court yesterday in the absence of Mayor
I-ester i t Effingham Court.
I)i - . /.. A. Falligant has returned from
Memtriis, where lie went, last week to attend
the aiuual meeting of the American Public
Health Association. l)r. Falligant is a
prominent member of that Ixxfy and was
appointed a member of its Advisory Coun
oil./ Ho reports a very interesting and suc
<W<ful convention. The next meeting will
bn/held in Milwaukee.
If the food is not properly digested it be
comes corrupt, and poisons the system it, is
intended to nourish. This is indigestion.
“My wife has suffered for many years
with indigestion. After trying everything
else recommended, she tried Simmons Liver
Regulator. In three days after taking it ac
cording to directions she was in perfect
health: she does not suffer at all and •'an eat
anything she wants without any of her pre
vious ic uptoms.’’
V'. C. rimms Hainbridge, tia.
Rend Wid-hein's now "nd ”
SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Dashas Here and There by the News
Ref>ort,erfl Yesterday's Happenings
Told in Brief Paragraphs—Pickings at
There were five arrests yesterday for dis
orderly conduct and four of tlie prisoners
Tho Chatham Mutual Loan Association
will ljold its seventieth regular meeting at
Metropolitan Hail tonight.
Thi re were 203 failures in the United
States reported to Brail street's last week,
against 2d7 in tlie preceding week, and 2< >o,
100. 225 and 319 in the corresponding weeks
of ffisfi, 1885, 1884 and 1883.
Hr. A. E. Oelsehig sent to the Morning
Nynvs office yestertuiY. from his nursery,
Isover’s time, a beautiful display of chrysan
themums. The collection was a large one
and wax greatly admired.
Greek Geroge will wrestle Billy Rain at
Turner’s Hull Thursday night. Graeco-
Roman and * atch-os-catch-can for la purse
of stt ami 25 per cent of the gate money,
Greek George is to throw his antagonist
four times to win the match.
The firm of O. Cohen & Cos. has been dis
solved by tho death of Mr. Cohen. The busi
ness will he conducted by the surviving part
ner. Mr. Clavius Phillips. Mr. Cohen loft a
personal estate valued at about $30,000, aud
nis life was insured for $33,000.
Savannah was several degrees warmer
yesterday than it ought to nave been ac
cording to tho Signal Bureau’s average for
tbe past fifteen years. The highest tempera
ture yesterday" was 02'. The average for
fifteen years' on the corresponding day
The directors of the Savannah and Tybee
railroad will give the Mock holders of the
road and tiieir families a clam-bake at Tybee
beach to-morrow. Trains will leave the
city at 10 h'clock in tho morning and Tybee
at 5 o’clock in too afternoon. The Union
Cornet Band will accompany the excur
Judge Attains, Solicitor General dußiguon
and a number of attorneys, among them
Mayor 1 .ester and William Clifton, Esq.,
went up to Springfield yesterday to attend
the opening of Effingham Superior Court.
The docket is a small one and the court was
not expected to remain in session more than
a day or two.
A trotting race over the Thunderbolt
course will lie one of the attractions of
Thanksgiving day. Tbe race will be opeu
to all Savannah horses that have not beaten
three minutes, three or more to start. The
entrees will close on Saturday, and the
purses will lie SSO to winner, SSO to second,
and S3O to third home.
The City Council committee of toe whole
will hardly be able to submit its report
upon the Street and Lane Committee’s
paving report at the next meeting. The
committee has been waiting the return of
Alderman Wells before taking up the mat
ter. Mr. Wells is exjiccted to-day or to
morrow morning. Should lie reach here to
day tho committee will be called together at
once, but it will hardly he ready to make
its report by to-morrow night, when the
next meeting of Council will be held.
Alderman Wells has been looking up the
paving question, as well as the garbage
quirition, in the North, aud his views are
expected to aid the committee in its work.
HOW ABOUT BASE BALL ?
Will Savannah Take Another Hand at
the National Game ?
“Will there be a Southern League next
season?’ is frequently heard among base
ball men. There is ulready beginning to be
some talk of next year's organization and it
is about time if there is to be a league. The
manager of one of the old league clubs
makes this proposition, which seems to be
meeting with favor wherever it has been
talked of: “The Southern league as it has
been constituted iu the past,” ho suid, “can
never be a success. 1 mean a success finan
cially, for that is tho one essential. The
reason of this is that tlie jumps are entirely
too long, railroads fares eating up the
profits. The schedule recently adopted by
tho Southern Passenger Association intend
ed for base ball and theatrical companies
may help some, but it will not entirely do
away with the evil.
“Now my idea is simply this: A South
eastern league would leave out New Or
leans on the one side and Nashville on the
other. You can find eight good towns com
pnratively close together, and a judicially
arranged schedule would do away entirely
with expensive jumps. The cities 1 would
suggest are Atlanta, Macon, Savannah and
Augusta in Georgia. Birmingham and
Montgomery in Alabama, Chattanooga
and Charleston. You will readily see that
those are ail quite close together aud no
long trips would be necessary.”
Atlanta wants to come in again, and its
organ says of .the scheme: “Chattanooga,
with its large pro[iortion of Northern peo
pie. is a better base I Mill town than Nash
ville Montgomery will be just as good as
Birmingham, and both would be among the
strongest cities in such a league. A club in
Charleston will pay, and so will clubs in the
four Georgia cities mentioned. Such a
league would be a 'go' from the start.”
What a Change!
A few short weeks ago that young girl
was the personification of health, vigor and
beauty. The blush upon her cheeks rivalled
that of the rose; her step was light and
buoyant, her every movement was a revela
tion of perfect physical health. Yet now
she is pallid an I haggard, and her super
abundant vitality has given place t>> a
strange dullness and lassitude. What lias
caused this change! Functional irregu
larities, which can lie cured by Dr. Pierce's
"Favorite Prescription,” a remedy to which
thousands of women to day owe their lives.
A Bomb Exploded.
A terrific explosion yesterday afternoon
announced that the Anarchists bail come to
Savannah and were repeating the famous
Haynmrket scene. The noise attracted
hundreds who were on Congress street, but
when they gathered around Graham’s
Restaurant they found that only a part of
the floor had fallen in. Graluyn is making
arrangements lor lie* finest ladies’ restau
rant and oyster saloon in the South, and the
noise was occasioned only by the fail of a
portion of th floor which was cut out for a
stairway. This will lie the only Indies oys
ter house in the cite, though one has been
Imdly needed for .wars past, as theatre par
ties and ladies generally, have no other
restaurant to w hieh they can go.
Savannah Daii.v Moum.no Nkws,
Dramatic Times, Herman and French Li
braries, French and German papers. Rail
road Guide, Horseman, Delineator for De
cember, Christian Herald, Truth-Seeker
Boston Investigator, Town Topics,
Arkansaw Traveler, Boston Globe, Boston
Herald, Philadelphia Press, Philadelphia
Tunes, Baltimore Suit, Baltimore Ameri
can, New York Herald, World, Hun, Times,
Tribune, Star. Atlanta Constitution,
Augusta Chronicle, Macon Telegraph,
Florida Timas-Union, Jacksonville New*
Herald, New Oi l sms Tims-Dennvrat,
Charleston News a id Courier, Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette, ( incimmti Enquirer.
Wanted For Housework.
A comjieteut white girl can obtain a good
situation at southeast corner of Gwinnett
and Abercorn street*.
Black, Nutt and Brown Stiff Hate, the
latest, at BeMngnr's, 34 Whitaker street.
Boys ilats tateßt styles ami prices, reason
able. ut 7
COAL IS SCARCE.
Because the Companies Have Not
Facilities to Transport it to the East
ern Seaboard--There Will be no
Famine -After December 1, the Supply
Will be Abundant, and Every Hearth
Can Blaze Merrily.
From the Neie York Herald.
There is a great lack of transportation
facilities among the various railway compa
nies bringing coal to this city and to other
distributing points East, and many thou
sands of tons of “blatk diamonds” are await
ing shipment in consequence in the mining
And from Philadelphia comes the news
that it has been decided bv the Executive
Board of the employes of the Heading rail
road, nearly all of whom are Knights of
Labor, that no more. <sar- loaded with coal
mined by non-union miners shall he handled.
This movement will sidetrack other thou
sands of tons of the precious fuel now en
routo to distributing centres, and all the
while the coal dealers here and elsewhere
along the Northern Atlantic seaboard are
clamoring for enough of it to supply the de
mands of their customers.
Will there Ite a coal famine?
No; but prices to actual consumers wall
probably go up, and no end of inconven
ience will do occasioned the retailers before
the present difficulty is disposed of.
What is the difficulty?
Simply a lack of cars and locomotives to
hring the coal to market.
The present strike among the miners of
the Lehigh Valley region has thrown a vol
ume of business upon the other coal trans
portation Hues which they are unable to
A MONTH TO SIX WKKKS BEHIND.
At the Pennsylvania Coal Company’s of
fice in this city it was stated yesterday that
the company was from a month to six
weeks behind in filling orders. It was not,
it was explained, because of a lack of coal
at the mines. A vast quantity of the fuel
was on the dumps, bub there' were insuffi
cient facilities for bringing it to market.
There was no trouble, either, about mining
the coal. Plenty of men were ready to do
the work, and the output was up to the
usual mark. If there was transportation
there would be no difficulty in supplying the
dealers of this and other Eastern cities with
all the coal they might want.
But there was the rub.
Without the means of carrying the coal it
made no difference how much was mined,
so far as the convenience of the dealers and
the consumers was concerned. It was doubt
ful if the company would be able to catch
up w-ith its orders inside of two or three
months, although orders were still taken as
From information gleaned at the Penn
sylvania and other offices, it appeal's that
the present lack of cars and locomotives is
due to the demand for coal at Western
points. All the coal companies, with the
exception of the Lehigh Valley, whose op
erations are practically at a standstill just
at present, are using nearly everything on
wheels that they have to carry coal to
Buffalo and other lake ports before naviga
tion closes. That, in the ordinary course of
events, will be in a week or two, and then
the rolling stock can be used for the accom
modation of Eastern buyers.
BETTER AFTER DEC. 1.
“After Dec. 1,” said the representative of
one of the largest houses engaged in the
coal business in New York, and which is the
agent for several of the principal coal com
panies, “there will lie plenty of coal for irn
mediate consumption. Lake shipments will
cease about; the third or fourth week in No
vember, and those for Eastern points about
the same time. In fset, shipments for all
places where navigation closes early will
stop then. Points on the Hudson and Con
necticut rivers are included in the category.
"The present difficulty is in getting those
places supplied with coal before the cold
weather sets in, and in taking care of the
dealers here and in other of the principal
seaboard cities. None of the New York
dealers have much of a stock on hand, and
they are getting frightened. They have
been piling up their orders at a terrific rate,
and we have had all we could do to reas
sure them and give them a little of the coal
they want. In fact, we won’t take orders
now from any one, and haven't since Sept.
1. We are merely supplying hack orders.
“But there is no danger of a coal famine.
There will be a stringency for the balance
of this month, hut as Sftoti as the pressure
for coal in Ibe lake and far Eastern points
is relieved, even if the Lehigh miners con
tinue to stay out, vve will be able to supply
“There is another thing,” continued the
Herald's informant. “Freights have ad
vanced from 20c. to 45c. per ton to many
planes, and this is rather hard on the re
taiievs. Even now ‘spot’ coal to retailers
averages 45 to 45 50 )ier ton in this city.
LITTLE COAT, TO BE HAD NOW.
“There is very little coal to be had, and it
takes tvventv-fivo days usually to load car
goes. I wouldn’t know where to send a man
fora cargo if he came to me to-day. The
whole trouble is as I told you. There are
insufficient transportation facilities, and it
is the retail dealers in coal who are the prin
Other representatives of eoal firms made
similar statements to the reporter, and they
were confirmed at the offices of the various
At the Lehigh Valley office it was stated
that that they were not shipping any coul at
present, and that as their usual output was
ft,000,000 tons a year, it made a heap of
difference whether the road was .implying
its usual customers or not. When the road
was compelled to remain idle, as at present,
in this matter of the shipment of coni u bur
den was thrown upon the other coal traus
portation companies which they were un
able to bear. That was the reason for the
present scarcity of coal in the Eastern mar
EVENTS IN CHARLESTON.
A Day’s Happenings in South Caro
lina’s Chief Seaport City.
There were twenty-seven deaths in
Charleston last week—nine of white people
and eighteen of colored. The annual
death-rate per 1,000 for the week of w hites
was 10. fit.
Sunday was the anniversary of the great
meteoric shower which was seen in Charles
ton on Nov. 13. 1833. An old citizen who
saw it said that the display of celestial pyro
technics was even grander than the Gala
The funeral of the late .Dr. J. K. Solomons
took place Sunday. The members of the
Hebrew Benevolent Association, of Dan
Lodge, 1. 0. B. 8., and ol the Charleston
Dental Association were present in a In viv
as were also the staff of the .Votes ,i<(
Courier, and a large number of citizens.
Grniwl special sale of ladies’ full regular
Balbriggan Unseat 10c., worth 25e., and
~sc. Damask Towels at 10c. at Weisbein’s
Bazar. Sale to last the entile week, unless
sooner sold out.
Oak, Pine and Idfirhtvvood,
For sale by R. B. Cassols, reamer Taylor
and Kart Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Read Weiibein's new “ad.”
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Oa.,
you set all the comforts of the Ijifch prioad
no els, aud save from (1 to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced. Boston }iaune Jour
Advice to Motnors.
Mr*. Winslow's Soothing Syrup should
always lie used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the Utile suffer at, once; it
produces natural, quiet, sleep l>v wHeviiig
the child from rmin aud the little .-heruh
awake, as “bright as a l*itfcoii.”
It is very pleasant to taste. It sootltfs the
child, soflons the gums, alias's all p.ln, re
lieves wind, regulates the bowels, anu\ j.s the
beet known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
arising from Nothing or other onuses.
cents a bottle.
Head H c;sU in's now * nd.”
MALARIA AND DYSPEPSIA CURED
By the Use of Prickly Ash, Pit>ke Root,
After careful observation of th e action
of your remedy, P. P. P.. ( am prepared
to give it mv unqualified iwtorsement as
an alterative of very decided >nerir. f
regard it, moreover, as one of the lied of
remedies for Dyspepsia. I ga.eit to my
wife for Malaria and General Debility,
and to my surprise she was more bene
fited than by any otner remedy she had
tried, especially her Pvspepsia, which
was very distressing and of neveral years
duration. She seems to have been en
tirely relieved of Dyspepsia, anil has
gained ttesh rapidly. 1 ) irescritie it with
confidence in Rheumatism and other
conditions requiring a to pie, and invaria
bly with the most satisfi .-lory results.
Respectfully, J. H. REDDING, M. D.
Dr. Redding is an Eminent Physician of
Way cross, Ga., and his i indorsement is the
result of constant use of t his Great Remedy.
I’. P. P. is a positive cure for Rheuma
tism. It is a powerful Tonic and builds up
the system rapidly. Try one bottle and be
convinced. For sale by all Medicine
DR. WHITEHEAD can be consulted
daily at the office of the Company, Odd
Follows’ Hall Building, without charge.
Prescriptions and examination free. All
inquiries by mail will also receive his per
Only a few application); of TettS-ine will
cure Ringworm permanently, without pain.
50c. at druggists.
Men’s Furnishing Goods at Belsinger’s, 24
Children's and Misses’ Button Shoes in heel
and spring heel, cheap at sl, at, Nichols’.
The Winter Thiat’s Coming.
There is an affinitjy between “eoal” and
“cold” that is cement!id by the friendly aid
of a warm overcoat, and as prudent persons
seldom neglect the “coal bin” tiil the rigors
of frost are upon them, so does the wise
man provide the inevitable overcoat in time.
We have given some study to the overcoat
question this season, ami the result will, we
think, be creditable to our taste and that of
the purchaser. From the Fancy Bilk-lined
Coat for the ulhra-fashionabie man to the
substantial but modest garment for those of
milder ideas, wo can equally please, liesides
having numerous intermediate styles and
qualities to meet any taste or desire or price.
Added to this, we keep up our variety of
Gents’, Youths’and Boys’ Suits, Underwear,
Hats and furnishings generally. We are
rather inclined to be thorough than “loud”
in our claim, and the testimony of a pleased
customer is our fondest and most prized evi
dence of popularity. Our prices are as
modest as our pretensions, and while we are
making no "row” about it, we can hold up
our end of the pole with any house in our
line. Come and let us prove this. The
“Big Golden Arm,” 159 Broughton street.
Ladies’ Imperial French Kid Button, best in
the city at Jj2, at Nichols'.
All the leading E. &. VV. Collars, at Bel
singer’s, 94 Whitaker street.
Tettcrine is sent by mnil to any address,
on receipt of price, 50c., by
J. T. Shcptrinb & Bro.
Nichols has Ladies' Button Shoes, all widths,
A, B, C. D, and E, prices S3 50 to $6 50.
Tha Florence Heaters,
for sale by Jas. 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 of their merits:
Messrs. Jas. S. Silva Son:
Dear Sirs. The kerosene heating stove
bought of you works splendidly. It keeps
my !>ath room comfortably warm in the
coldest weather. There is no odor from it
whatever and I consider it a perfect thing.
Geo. N. Nichols,
Printer and Binder.
For further information apply at 140
Infants’ Kid Button with tassel, a bargain, at
50c., at Nichols’.
People now-a-days pay extra prices for
underwear, because the word sanitary is
printed on them, with some heretofore un
heard of doctor’s name attached. All they
can possible claim is that the article sold is
all wool, which no one need to pay extra
for. When a firm tike the Famous New
York Clothing House, corner of Congress
and Whitaker streets, warrant underwear
all wool, they can be relied on as such,
without having to pay almost double the
price for them, tt e have underwear of
every quality, and prices the lowest in the
Everyone knows, by manufacturing our
own Clothing, we undersell ul! our competi
tors. Out of our large stock of Overcoats,
and suits for men, youths and boys, we
can suit everybody. Our $3 50 knee suit,
our 25c. knee pants, and 25c. blue felt boys
hats, are real bargains.
We keep Umbrellas, Hats, Trunks and
Valises of every description. Our 25c.
Scarfs and Suspenders cannot be matched
for less than double the price. Our S3 50
Gloria Umbrella wears better titan silk.
Grand special stile of lilies' full regular
Balbriggan Hose at 10c., worth 26c., and
35c. Damask Towels at 10c. at Weisbein’s
Bazar. Sale to last the entire week, unless
sooner sold out.
IVe take pleasure in recommending Heek
er’s Self-Raising Buckwheat, which, by the
addition only of cold water or milk, wi ll
make, almost instantaneously, delicious
Buckwheat Cakes. Always ready. ADvays
reliable, and perfectly healthful. For sale
by all grocers.
Broadway Silk I la': i at BeLsitzger’s, 24
If your baby has a breaking out on its
head, frequently the ease while teething,
Tettcrine will cure it; 50c. at druggists.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. Casse’s, corner Taylor and
East Broad streets. Telephone No. “77.
Stiff Hats just out at Bo! singer’s, 24
Mrs. Cleveland’s Diamonds.
The ladies have doubtless read much of
the handsome diamond necklace of Mrs.
Cleveland, and while we wouldn't for a
moment insinuate tlin/ any lady envies its
jxipulnr possessor, st/ill many would take
pleasure ju at least Vyjkinjf at, it. A coun
terpart of tills glori/ms string of gems, with
its lovely and rla titling peudmit, can De tn
spectid in the jewelry establishment, of Mr.
M. iSternberg, l.n Broughton street, who
will take pleasure in exhibiting its charms
to everv lady who will honor him with a
visit, i’hp necklace in question is to be
raffled, and in the interval it < an be seen
aud iuspoeted us above. Besides the neck
lace, there are still many articles in Mr.
Sternberg’s treasure house that are worthy
of a visit, and the proprietor and hit; atten
tive salesmen will take especial pains to
show their immense stock of Jewelry, Dia
monds, Silverware, Art Objects, Bronzes,
etc. There its no obh flfltiou to In ty rhnl
erer, and Mr. Sternberg will bo equally
happy to show through those who rio not
wish to buy as those who do. Kvcrvbody
should see the Diamond Necklace, n’s it is
certainly a superb collection of brilliant
gems, t (ur holiday display is now arranged
for inspection. Respectfully,
1-VT Brovgntofi street.
Read Weisbein’s new “ad.”
HIDDEN <fc HATE'' S. M. n.
ATTRACTIVE PRICES !
Our display of useful and beautiful novel;ieg
comprise everything iu the line of
MUSICAL, ART AND FANCY GOODS !
r |’HE handsome and magnificent line of sam
-1 pies which we purchased are proving very
attractive fo early buyers, and we are grateful
for the pleased and kiud expression of those
who have exam Inert and carefully looked through
ouv display. We, mention a few articles appro
Holiday, Anniversary or Wedding Presents:
To Dot Sets.
i rush and Comb Sets,
Collar find Cuff Boxes,
Aztec Vases, Hand Deo.
Silesian, Padua and Del.
Roman Amphore Glass.
Busts and Figures.
Poictiers and Chantilly,
Etruscan, Florentine and
Sienna Bronzes and
Old Italian Ivory and
Rich Leather Goods,
Wedding Invitations and Society Engraving %■
Responsible bona fide purchasers have privi
lege of laving aside goods subject to delivery
L. & B. S. M. H.
GROCERIES AND LIQUORS.
D. B. LESTER
HAS A LARGE STOCK OF
Almore's Miner Meat, Cheap.
Atmore's English Plum Pudding.
Gordon and Dilworth’s Preserves, Cheap.
American Champagne, Equal to the Imported.
Raspberry, Strawberry, Gooseberry and
Seedless Raisins, Currants and Citron, C/jeap.
New Butternuts, Almonds and
Imported Sherry Wine, $2 per Gallon.
Sweet Sugar Corn and Sweet lifted Peas.
Everything in the Grocery
Line Fresh and at
D. R LISTER’S.
rUKNITURB AN Vi CARFKTS.
For quality and pi/ ,we can do better ffhaa
any other concern >r the South.
Our goods are VI specially selected from the
most renowned Auaimfacturers, and emt trace
every;hing in thy Furniture and Carpet tra Be.
Our terms are most liberal, and all good i are,
just as rcpreset ited.
A personal i'.mpeotioa will convince you tba'J
we can sell you much CHEAPER than thl*
A. J. Miller & Co.’is
. 113, 150 and 152 BROUGHTON 1 If,
KLECTR 1C BERTS. ~ 1 "' *
This Belt or Jti gvners
a' *" •' “ifflSsPlw tor is made drnresslV
for the cure ot- dcira ngti
\ meniaof therfaneratire
''£ci‘r-l ~ - A gmuinuom
I'iELLf'J stream of / lertricdy
t \ \fiW permeating thro' the
. parts tuuit rea*ore
Lf .I t hem to he* Ith y action.
.)['? Do not confound this
I wlth ,Electl io Welts ad
• rets- iFHHII vertised U.cuieaU ills;
It is for the o.vi specific purpose. For full In
formation address CHKEVER ELECTRIC!
iIEJ.T CO., tiki W ashington ISt., C hicago ill
( itot KKin ~yj if :
GEO. W. ALLEN,
CROCKERY, CHINA AID GLASSWARE*
No*. 166 and Br<j Street,
SAVAiSTNAII. - GEORG-IA.
Ho you want your Pi no Tuned?
Do you want your Ff-tno Repaired?
Do you want your P iano Restrung?
Do you want your / >iano Cleaned?
Do yon want your Piano Moved ?
Do you want your Piano Shipped?
Do you want to 1 xchnnge your Piano for •
if so. it w ill be f o your advantage to let uf
know about it 1 j
Cur Piano and Organ business la Booming,
ami we hare beeffi compelled lo secure the ser
vic es of u first c lass Timer and Repairer, one
who comes to /us highly recommended. 'V*
guarantee to Tfjma and Repair nny instrument
with delicacy 4jnd correctness. Piapos Dined
by the year, or Single Tunings, as low ati it can
be done aiiyw U/ ’re.
'I lie Knnln, Pianos lead the world.
Over SO years in existence.
Wealth ami Experience Combined.