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THE CITY’S LAW MAKERS.
THEY URGE THE PLANTING OF
The Olty Starting a Young Forest in
the Southern Extension—The New
Street Railroad Company Granted
the Use of More Streets—Protecting
the Quarantine Authorities from In
After an absence of several months, Al
derman Well* resumed his seat in the City
Council last night. Tho session did not last
long after it once began. The preliminary
caucus was not over until nearly 10 o'clock,
and the Council did not adjourn until nearly
11 o'clock. The absence of several import
ant. committees necessitated the )**>tponp
ment of considerable business, and an ad
journed meeting will lie held to-morrow
The planting of shade trees was discussed
at some length. Alderman Thomas intro
duced an ordinance amending the existing
ordmano* passed in I*4o m regard to tin*
planting of trees, aud providing that no
trees shall be planted on streets that are less
than 50 feet w.de, and that the trees must
he at least 30 feet, apart. He also moved the
publication of a notice to property owners
urging the planting of trees within the next
six weeks. A resolution authorizing the
Street and Lane Committee to have 150 ad
ditional trees planted in the southern exten
sion was inferred t<Tthe committee to be re
ported upon ,i i-. ext meeting.
The petition of tire (SAvaunah Rural Re
sort. aud Street Railroad Company to build
’ts tracks through certain streets in the
eastern part of the city was granted upon
-ondition that the work be done within
An ordinance securing protection to the
city officials and authorities at the quaran
tine station, an.’ providing a penalty
of #lOO fine or thirty days imprisonment for
assaulting or in any way interfering with
the officials at. the station, or in waters
within jurisdiction of the quarantine
authorities, was passed.
The ordinance introduced at the last
meeting extending the time granted the
Central Railr*>ad in which to
complete its tracks along the river front
was taken up. Alderman Thomas offered a
suhetitute allowing the road still further
time. Some discussion arose, and the orig
mal ordinance, with amendments and
Alderman Thomas' substitute was tabled
until the next regular meeting, in the mean
time to be published.
A communication from tlie Secretary of
t,be Jasper Monument Association, asking
the Council to appoint a committee of three
to represent the city in the genet a 1 commit
tee of arrangements for the unveiling cere
monies, was read, and iu compliance with
the request the Mayor appointed Aldermen
Reid. Duncan and Mel! as the committee.
Several other matters of minor impor
tance v-erc considered, after which the
Council adjourned until to-morrow night.
AT THE THEATRE.
“The World” Makes a Hit—To be Re
‘‘The World” was the attraction at the
theatre last night. The audience liked it
and Mr. Little as usual made a hit. The
play is spectacular and on the melodramatic
order It has hail a phenomenal run both
in this country and in Europe. It was pro
duced here last season, and tboso who saw
tt then were ready to see it aga n. One of
the striking pa.is of tho play is in the
second act, which shows the deck
of an ocean steamer at sea, the
boilers, stairs, cabin, masts, sails
rope ladders, in fact everything being as
near realism n> mechanism can make them,
amid the rumbling of the storm, tho hurry
ing to and fro of affrighted passengers, the
flapping of sails, tbe whistling of the wind
and the rush of water, the action of tho
drama is unfolded and more stirring inci
dents of tbe play produced. During the
act the steamer sinks entirely out of
sight. Act third shows the raft
scene, with its spread of canvas occupying
the entire stage from wall to wall, and act
fifth the hideonsness of a private lunatic
asylum, with the revolving stage and moon
light panorama. The company is a good
one. and the piece is admirably produced.
Tt will be repeated to-rugh:.
HAPPY BRIDEB AND GROOMS.
Two Wedding* in the City Yesterday
—Cupid's Busy Day.
Mr. Henry H. Hull and Miss Alice Stew
art Bak"r, daughter of Superintendent of
Schools. W, H. Baker, were quietly wedded
at the residence of tho bride’s parents, No.
123 Drayton street, last night. The cere
inony took place at 7:30 o’clock, and wa
performed ov Rev. J. E. L. Holmes, D. D.,
pastor ot tho First Baptist church
The wedding was to have taken place at
the Independent Presbyterian church, but
owing to the recent death of tip- gloom’s
brother it was very quietly celebrated at
home, only the families and immediate
fnends of the bride and groom being pres
ent. There were no attendants. After the
wedding ceremony the bridui couple re
ceived the congratulations of their friends
and left at 9 o’clock for Atlanta, whence they
will visit various points in North Georgia
Upon their return they will reside at the
groom's home. Both ttie bride and groom
are well-known in social circles. The
groom is a member ol the firm of Charles
H. Ol instead &, Cos., liankers. Tbe bride is
an attractive and charming young lady,
popular in society and universally liked.
Miss Frances Locwenthal. of this city,
and Mr. Elia-s Haiman, of Atlanta, were
married at the residence of the bride’s
brother-in-law, Mr. I. G. Iloas, No. 00
Jones street, at 5 o’clock yesterday after
noon The ceremony was performed by
Rev. 1. P. Mende, of the Mickva Israel
synagogue, in the presence of a large num
ber of invited guests. Among those from
abroad were Mr. and Mr*. J. (Spiro, Mr. and
Mrs. 8. Landauer, Atlanta, and Mrs.
Keller, of Dalton. The wedding
was very prettily celebrated. At 7:30
o'clock last night a reception w as held at
the reaidence ot the bride's mother on Duffy
street, and the bridal couple received the
congratulations of a large number of
friends. Immediately after the reception
they left for Atlanta, where they will make
their future borne. The usual"bridal trip
will be omitted, and in the spring Mr. and
Mrs. Haiman will visit Europe and will
spend several months on the (loutinent.
The groom is n prominent business
man of Atlanta, and is President of the
Southern Agricultural V orks. liis bride is
weJl known in Hebrew society circles here.
She was recently a teacher in Barnard
Street School and resigned last month.
Had Been on Fire.
A bale of cotton was received yester
day at the British steamship Chis
wick, lying at the I/Ower Press, which
showed signs of having roceutly beep
on fire. The bale was in the ship
before the discovery was made. It was
immediately transferred to the dock. A
part of one side was charred and blackened
by the Are. The cotton was received from
a warehouse aud w as shipped by one of the
largest exporters here. Neither the ware
housemen nor the shippers discovered any
thing wrong with it. It was compressed at
the Lower Press.
To Award the Diplomas.
President Mercer will deliver the diplo
mas won by the graduates of tho white
grammar schools at the last term of school,
at Hunter Hall, at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
TYBEE'S PICNIC PARTY.
A Delightful Day on tbe Bemch-The
Clam Bake and Oyster Roast,
The picnic wbich the directors of the
Savannah and Tybee Railroad Company
gave to its stockholders and their families
yesterday was a most complete sue ’ess. 7 he
excursion train left the city at 10: [0 o’clock,
with about 400 passengers alxiard, and made
the run to Tybee in 55 minutes. The road
bed was an object of great interest to all
who could get a chance to see it. It has
now been completed nearly all the way, and
it is proof against wind and tide and every
thing except tidal waves. The jacket of
marsh mud has Ins'll out over it, and it is
firm and looks as if it ba l been carved out
of blue stone which the mud very much re
It was the intention of tbe committee of
arrangements to take the stockholders back
to the bank and see it, but when they got on
the island they were enjoying themselves so
hugely that they would not return. They
hail seen enough of it to satisfy themselves
and that was all they wanted.
They arrived at the island at 11:05 and
went direct to the Seaside Pavilion where
they spent an hour watching t.ie ceaseless
play of the waves and strolling on the
lieach. Tho day was a perfect one. There
was not cloud in the sky
and the air was stirring just
enough to tie pleasant. Wraps and heavy
coats were discarded, for it was like spring.
At 12 o’clock tho oyster roast was an
nounced. The live oak coals that were
taken from the pit where they had been
heating the stones for the clam bake, hail
been hauled to one side and placed under
sheet iron shutters. Upon these the oysters
were laid after being washed, and there
they roust'd to n turn. They were served
at tallies under the palmetto trees, just in
the rear of the pavilion, and about thirty
bushels of t hem disappeared forever before
the guests left tbe table. They were served
with clarn chowder, and the repast was a
After the roast the band led the way down
to the hull of the bark Adonis, which was
wrecked on the beach. It had been
previously covered with kerosene, and
rosin was put in many chinks and
crevices. For the amusement of the excur
sionists a match was applied to it, and soon
it was wrapped in flames. They quickly
spread over the timbers soaked w ith oil, and
the sight was indeed a grand one. The
ilaiues shot up from every j art, a hundred
feet high, and piece by piece the old wreck
crumbled away until nothing was left of
The party then returned to
she pavilion and the clam
bake was announced. Marsh grass had
been spread over a car load of stones which
had been hauled down for the purpose, and
heated under a live oak fire, and the clams
were thrown upon i . The pile was then
covered over and there the clams baked
over the hot stones for two hours and a
half. They were nicely dune when they
were taken rut, and the shells came apart iu
the hand. But this was not the euu. An
hour later lunch was announced at the
Ocean House, and there was spread a most
delicious collation, of which all partook
At 5 o’clock the train again hauled
up to the depot and the party got aboard.
After a day of delicious eating they
returned happy and exceedingly weil
pleased with the picnic. There was not a
hitch in all the events of the day and every
thing passod as pleasantly as possible.
Capt,. I’urse said that he had never known a
picnic that was more agreeable, and he was
sure that no other party of picnickers had
ever had a ship burned simply and specially
for their delectation.
THE INSURANCE QUESTION.
Maj Botts Bock from New York—What
He Says About Cotton Fires.
Maj. Henry T. Botts returned yesterday
from New'York, where he has been engaged
with the underwrite!* in considering the
question of cotton fires at this port. Maj.
Botts said that when the fires occurred the
underwriters became very anxious, and de
termined then and there to ad vance rates or
else withdraw protection from cotton car
goes. They said that they did not know
whether the fires were accidental or incen
diary, but they did know that if they were
accidental the city of Savannah was doing
nothing to prevent them, and if
they were incendiary it was taking
no steps to discover who tho
criminals were. Maj. Botts told them that
the city was perfectly willing to do what
ever it could to prevent the fires, and he
was sure that if the underwriters would
notify the city that it was expected to take
some steps l<> prevent them it would do
so at once. The underwriters, therefore,
wrote the letter to Mr. J. N. Johnson,
which was published, , in the
Morxino News, and the prompt action
of tho City Council, the Cotton Exchange
and the Longshoremen's Union reassured
the underwriters and prevented an advance
in rates. What seemed to strike them most
favorably was the requirement that all
cotton transported on lighters should lie
Mr Menduer, of New York, agent of the
underwriters, came to Savannah with Maj.
Botts, and he is to make u report to the
underwriters concerning the manner in
which cotton is handled here. Maj. Botts
was allowing him the city yesterday, and
whilo looking at the bluff quite a curious
incident occurred. They went to Maj.
Bott ’ office and while standing by the rear
window Maj. Botts said: " You noticed that
we came into the office on the
level of the street. Now you sec we are in
the fourth story.” “Yes,” replied Mr.
Menduer. “I see wc are in the fourth story,
and 1 also sec a lighter loaded with cotton
being towed up thy river beside a tug and 1
see it has no tarpaulin over it.”
Maj. Botts noticed the same thing and he
informed Capt. Smith of the lighterage
company that lie intended to put him on the
information docket for violation of the city
The Savannah Fire and Marine Insur
The attention of the readers of theMonx
l.NG News is called to the advertisement of
the above company which appears in
another ooluiun. The company is a (Savan
nah institution, officered by well known
citizens, and litis a paid-up capital of $200.-
000. It has been successfully inaugurated,
and is not only already doing a good local
business, but Is represented in a number of
prominent cities in this and the udjoiniug
Males by active agents. The necessity for
a homo insurance company by which large
sums would lie kept in circulation among
those who insure, and t hus contribute to
the prosperity of the city, has
been tin- suoject of remark for years, and
now that the Savannah Fire and Marine
Insurance Company has filled that long felt
want , it should receive the hearty support
of onr people, esjieciatly as it will cost them
nothing to assist it. " It offers as good
security against losses by tire as any com
pany, aud its premiums are the same. A
small share of the insurance of the city will
make the company very successful.
A Big Stick of Candy.
Messrs. M. Forst & Cos. have on exhibi
tion at their candy and cracker manufac
tory the largest single stick of candy ever
made in the (South. It is 4 feet 7 inches in
leugth, 7jk inches in diameter and 24 inches
in circumference. It is a peppermint stick,
and weighs 60 pounds. It was made by
<*der of a linn in Williston, 8. C., to whom
it will be shipped in a few days.
The Y. M. C. A. Meetings
The meeting last evening was a little out
of the usual order, the subject being one
which bore particularly on the temptations
common to young men. This cvcniug.it 8:15
o'clock Mr. E. F. Uunninghani will conduct
the meeting, subject; "Am 1 Fighting a
Victorious Fight?" All young men arc
cordially invited to lie present.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER IT. 1887.
AT THE CATHOLIC FAIR.
The Attendance Last Night—Raffles at
the Various Booths.
Tbe fair for the benefit of St. Patrick's
church was crowded last night and the man
agement did a fine business. The table pre
sided over by Mrs. Circopuly received sev
eral handsome donations, among them a
very elegant hand-painted sofa cushion, and
also an order from Mr. VV. 8. Cherry for a
handsome pan- of shoes made to order for
either gentleman or lady.
The Mikado boot h is doing a fine business
and raffled the foliowiug articles: A cake,
won by Courtney Dixon: dish of pickles, by
M. J. Barrett; two boxes figs, by J. Mc-
Laughlin and Miss B. Connelly; two dishes
of fruit, by J. E. Grady, Jr., and Mr. Fin
ney; dish of cakes, by H. Walker; two
cakes, by A. J. Markie.
At Mrs. Sullivan's table the following ar
ticles were raffled and won: Pin cushion,
by J. T. Tietjen; a pair of shoes, by Mrs.
The post office at this table will be opened
to-morrow night with two young ladies in
charge. The table presided over by Mrs.
Connelly and Walsh is also doing u fine
business, and is receiving a great many do
The Catholic Knights of America will at
tend the fair and take supper in a body to
One of the attractions at the fair is a cork
house made by Mrs. Egan.
DROWNED FROM A LIGHTER.
A Sailor on the British Ship Ceylon
Falls Overboard and is Lost.
A sailor named Thomas Davis, belonging
to the British ship Ceylon, was drowned
from a lighter yesterday afternoon. The
ship is moored at the Upper Cotton Press,
loading for Liverpool. Davis was on a
lighter alongside of tbe vessel assisting in
discharging its cargo aboard tbe ship. The
lighter was on the outside of the vessel, and
Davis was standing on tho eastern end near
tho edge. In hooking a bale he lost
his grip and fell backwards into the river.
His body did not appear on the surface, and
tbe supposition is that it drifted under the
lighter. Davis was said to be a good
swimmer. He was about 21 years of age
and was a native of Anglesea, Wales, and
joined the Map at Cardiff on her voyage out
to Rio Janeiro.
THE PORT ROYAL AND AUGUSTA.
Annual Meeting of tbe Stockholders—
The President’s Report.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
tbe Port Royal and Augusta railroad was
held at Augusta on Tuesday. President
Alexander submitted his annual report, in
which he reviewed the year’s work of the
road. Its total earnings were #316,304 28.
Its expenses were #273,407 14, leaving a net
earning of #42.807 14. From this have to
be deducted #15,000 interest on first mort
gage bonds. $6,720 on second mortgage
bonds, SIO,OOO sinking fund for first mort
gage bonds anil SO,OOO for second mortgage
bonds, making in all #37,720, which leaves a
total net of $5,177 14.
Gen. Alexander in commenting upon this
statement said: “It will be seen that the
earnings and expenses of the road for the
year past have been a little in excess of the
average for tho last eight years, but are not
yet sufficient to pay any interest upon the
general mortgage bonds of the company.
The stock and bondholders must, bear in
mind that the road which they received, at
the organization of the company in 1879,
was in exceedingly poor physical condition,
nearly without equipment and largely in
“The only sound policy open to the man
agement has lieen to spend every* dollar
available from the earnings in relaying the
track in steel, and bringing up the physical
condition of road, bridges, terminals and
rolling stock to a high standard, in order to
permit the most economical operation of
the property. The earnings in fact did not
for some veal* keep up with the absolute
necessities of the road for bare safety of
operation, and $150,000 was borrowed, at
first as a floating dent, afterward converted
into a second mortgage to .supply such wants.
“Under this policy the condition of the
company has steadily improved, both physic
ally and financially. Tho sinking fund of
#IO,OOO per annum upon the first mortgage
bonds (#250,000 6 per cent, twenty years,
due Januaay, 1899) is regularly paid to the
trustees, and will retire the whole issue at
“The floating debt funded in second mort
gage bonds ($150,000 6 per cent, sixteen
year, due July, 1808) has been reduced to
$112,000, and the sinking fund of $6,000 per
annum will also retire that at maturity.
The annual interest charges ahead of the
general mortgage bonds have lieen reduced
from about $35,963 50 in 1880, to $21,720.
All expenditures and betterments have been
charged to operating expenses—even the
change of gauge in 1885.
“The business which the road enjoys is
more than enough to insure its meeting its
fixed charges and promises n gradual in
crease. It is only necessary to have patience
and await the time, not far distant, when
the necessit y for steel rail and betterments
will practically cease.”
The follow ing officers were elected for the
President-—E. P. Alexander.
General Manager—M. 8. Belknap.
Treasurer —Edward Mclntyre.
Secretary—M. H. C'onually,
C. H. Phinizy. John W. Green,
IV. F. Alexander, D. C, Wilson,
W. F. Elliott, I). F. Appleton,
W. G. Raoul, Joseph B. Gumming.
ON RAIL AND CROSSTIB.
Local and General Gossip in Railway
The Port Royal aud Augusta railroad is
now boring artesian wells at the different
stations along its route.
The unuual meeting of the Northeastern
Railroad Company will be held on Friday,
Nov. 25. Tit" prop**'! lease of tue road io
the Wilmington and Weldon railroad for a
terra of ninety-nine years will bo considered
and will doubt less be effected.
The grading on wie lifte of the Georgia,
Carolina anil Northern railroad, between
Union and Chester, 8. C\, is progressing
rapidly. Between Union and the Catawba
river the road will soon lie ready for the
rails. The rails have been purchased, aud
only wait the completion of the grading.
A through jiassenger service from Edisto
to Charleston has been established by the
Charleston and Savannah railway, and
Charleston is now in daily communication
with Edisto and Wadmalnw Islands. The
through cliedule went, into effect on Mon
day ami has boon working very successfully
ever since. The Charleston aud Savannah
railway runs through trains between
Charleston ami Youug’s Island in connection
with tlie steamer St, Helena, which plies be
tween Young's Island aud the other island
Cotton For Liverpool.
Messrs. Wilder & Cos. cleared yesterday
the British steamship Wylo for Liverpool
with 6,2*0 bales of upland cotton, weighing
1,571,705 pounds, valued at $114,411, and
262 bales of sea island cotton weighing 55,l 75
pounds, valued at $19,853 30, and 500 bales
of damaged cotton, weighing 240,000 pounds,
valued at #18,750. Total valuation of cargo
Mr. B. H. Dryfus, bookkec[*er for B, H.
I-ovy & Cos., left last night for Grand
Rapids, Mich., where he will be married
Wednesday, Nov. 33.
George It. Murray, Agent of the Devil's
A net on Company, is in the city arranging
tor its appearance here Wednesday and
' bur-1 , Nii". 23 and 34. It will play
against ilem-tt 's cinnis on Wednesday, and
Tnanl.,ii; Hpmi.s on Thursday.
SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Dashes Here and There by the News
Reporters —Yesterday's Happenings
Told in Brief Paragraphs—Pickings at
There were two arrests by the police yes
terday for disorderly conduct.
Solomon’s Lodge. F. A. M., will hold a
regular communication to-night.
The City Council last night ordered paid
bills against the city amounting to $lO,-
The St. Andrew's Society will hold its
November meeting to-night and will ar
range for its anniversary, which will be cel
ebrated next month.
The residents of Currytown ward are anx
ious for more light. A lengthy petition,
signed by a larg number of property-own
ers in that neighborhood, was presented to
Council last night, asking that an electric
light be placed at Wayne and Montgomery
The number of arrests for vagrancy will
increase largely in the next few days. The
riolioe have been instructed to run in the
loafers and sneaks that hang around the
Market, and they will have a large stock of
worthless tramps on hand, to be disposed of
at cost, if they catch them ail.
An alarm was telephoned to Fireman’s
Hall yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock
from the Vale Iloval Mills. The depart
ment responded v ery promptly though the
mills are a considerable distance from the
city proper. There was no occasion for
their services, however, as the fire was con
fined to a box of waste in the fire-proof
engine room. The Vale Royal Manufactur
ing Company’s officers speak in the highest
terms of the firemen for their promptness.
About dusk yesterday evening three col
ored men entered Falk’s clothing store and
proceeded to help themselves to a lot of
overcoats. The porter, who was shutting
up the store, heard them and went to the
front of the building to see who they wore.
Finding that they were thieves ho started to
catch them, but they ran out of the store
and down 81, Julian street. At tho market
Policeman Hullivan caught one of them,
who gave his name as Charles Baker. He
had three overcoats in his possession when
he was caught. The other two got away
with their plunder.
COUNTRY THIEVES RUN IN.
A Meigs’ Station Merchant Systemat
ic lly Robbed by Colored Thieves.
Mr. Cary B. Townsend came in yesterday
from Thomasville, and he brought with him
the news of a systematic robbery that has
been discovered near Meigs’ station, twenty
miles from Thomasville. By mere chance
the robbery was brought to light, and with
in twenty-rour hours three men. who were
in the scheme, were arrested and jaded.
At Meigs’ is a firm known as McEachern
it McLeod. Not long ago the senior mem
ber of the firm came to Savannah, and
while hero purchased a very hand
some and exi>ensi ve poeketknife. On return
ing home he found that he did not fancy
it as much as he thought he would
so ho placed it in stock. On Friday last
Mr. McLeod was standing in front of the
store aud he noticed a colored man whit
tling with a brand new knife. Mr. McLeod
asked permission to look at it and he recog
nized it as Mr. McEacheru’s knife,and knew
that it had not been sold. He asked the
man where he got it and he replied that lie
had bought it from another colored man
named John Thomas. He also said that
Thomas was selling a lot of knives and
other goods to the colored people of the
vicinity. Mr. McLeod got two or three
men together and started over to Thomas'
shanty. They found him at home and when
he was arrested he made a full confession,
and said that he and two others named
Philip Lane and Philip Hale had been steal
ing regularly from the store. Tame was not
at home when the party called that day,
but Saturday they visited his house
and arrested him, and both
he and Thomas were taken to
Thomasville and put in jail.
Saturday afternoon Mr. McLeod
went down to Meigs’ station to
meet the train. When it came in
one of Ins hands named Anthony Guvon.
was on the train. Mr. McLeod asked
him if be had seen Hale any whet a,
and he replied that he hail just
left him at Thomasville; that he would have
come up to Meigs’ but he did not have the
money to pay his fare. Mr. McLeod then
t ok Guyon on the train with him and went
down to Thomasville. Arriving there ho
limited up Sheriff Hurst and told him the
story . Guyon said he could find Hale, so
he started out, the Sheriff shadowing him.
After a few minutes'walk Guyon met Hale,
and began talking to him. Sheriff Hurst
walked up, and as soon as Guyon gav e him
the wink he arrested Hale and took him to
jail to join his two companions. They were
given an examination on Monday and were
held for court. Thomas told where a lot of
the goods were secreted, and about *lOO
worth were recovered. Mr. McLeod is con
gratulating himself, not only on the dis
covery of the robbery, but also upon the
excellent detective work he did in jailing
all three within twenty-four hours.
KNOWN BY THEIR INITIALS.
How the First Letters of a Name Give
its Owner Away.
It is a somewhat curious fact that al
though American ingenuity and invention
is j>o iconoclastic that it day by day breaks
down some old thing to establish in its place
something newer and more improved it has
never succeeded in discovering anything in
the line of proper names that could take the
place of the old ones which have been
known, pokeu and used for years.
No one lias' ever heard of an original
name. Now and then some fond young
mother will give her darling th-st-brrn some
name that is soft and sweet to hear, and
when some other young mother, full of
gush, exclaims; “UTint a lovely nnme, the
dear little darling. Is it originalF she
means the nnme, not the darling, and the
reply is something like this; “Oli.no! My
husband's grandfather's aunt was named
that, but 1 think it's so lovely.” No doubt
it is, but if is simply an old family relic just
the same, and search as far as young pa
rents do for pretty names they Coma back
at last to the same old shelf-worn stock of
John, George, James. Henry and William,
and the Jacks, Jims and Bills arc as plenti
ful as ever they were.
FASHIONS IN NAMfcS.
There are fashions in ladies’ names. They
change as the color of gloves do, but like
the colors they are limited, and those that
were not worn last year are all the rage this
year, but they are not new. The Cynthias,
Dorothy*, lb-lens and Janes are all old
maids or matrons now, and the blushing
damsels of sweet 16 arc Pearl. Ivy, May and
Jean net t,. But old teapots are again the
rage, old andirons are again in use, and even
the old warming pans are burnished up and
hung in the parlors, and with those old
things come back the old names, and the
little lb year-olds ore Helen and Dorothy
just as their granduiumas were. Thus, like
other fashions, each has its turn, arid each
retires for the while to coute out fresh again,
but they are the same old names.
There is great variety in surnames, and
one is frequently heard that is unfamiliar,
but a given name, never. One reason of
this is the persistency with which parents
continue to name t hotr children after dead
and departed great men. They may never
have read a page In the hiogrr.phy or one of
those men, and they may not know a soli
tary one of the deeds that made the name
great, but. that dints not matter. C. C.
Wrnith may be Christopher Columbus Smith,
whether old man Smith knew that the his
toric. Chris, discovered this country or no.
This same thing makes it frequently easy to
call a man’s full uame when only the
initials of the riven nnnvs* are seen.
Tare initials give them a wat.
A blind man would know that W. H. H.
Smith was William Henry Harrison Smith
ns soon as be saw his card, and if G. W,
Snooks does not want to be called George
Washington Snooks he had better part his
name in the middle thus, G. William Snooks.
That is the only thing that will save him
from the i air presumption of being one of
the fathers of his country's many relics.
A. J. Hogg should be Andrew Jackson
Hogg if he is no* but the chance' are that
he is, but when N. B. appears before the
name of Brown it is a question whether it
stands for Napoleon honaparte or Nota
Bene. It is safe to assume that whenever
the initials of a great man
introduce a common name the
great mans name has been linked
with that of the son of some less illustrious
admirer. A generation from now thero
will be nodmbt of the name of G. C.
Schmidt, but if Mr. Schmidt wishes to con
nect himself more intimately with the Dem
ocratic partv he will sign himself G. Cleve
land Schmidt. Whenever the signature W.
George Williams appears it is n sure sign
that the possessor thinks his father non
compos mentis. The fact that the name is
divided so is positive evidence of a reason
for, and ther - is little doubt but the reason
lies in the idiocy of a parent who thought it
funny to brand his sou William Williams.
Such parents are not subject to
the laws forbidding cruelty to
auimals, but they ought to be.
John Johnson is another of the same ilk,
though it is a shade less criminal. The
doubling of names seems to be on the in
crease and it should be taken as a tendency
of the human race toward total depravity.
A UEEI* AT THE HOTEL REGISTERS.
A glance thr ugh a few pages of the ho
tel registers will show that there are cer
tain letters which are more in favor than
others. A Mousing News reporter went
over the Pulaski and Screven registers yes
day morniug. Foremost among the initials
is J. and that is probably because of
the immense popularity of John and Janies.
As the initial of the second name C. seems
to appear more often than any other. One
remarkable fact is that while S. is more
frequently the initial of the. surname than
any other letter it seldom occurs in the
given names. Bookmakers in printing
ledgers nlake extra pages for the S., but
cage after page of a hotel register may bo
gone over without finding H. is a given name.
Of course, the predominance of ft., as an ini
tial to the surname is in part due to the fre
quency of Smiths, but leaving that very pro
lific family outof the count altogether, there
still remain more names begiiuiing with 8
than with any other letter, but it is proba
bly because of the Smiths that ft is avoided
in the given names. The hotel register
show s another thing, viz,: That only about
one man in 10,000 ever signs his name in
anvthiug but a scrawl. Not one person
who lias registered in this city within the
past thirty days has been able to write his
nomo decently. Business men have
come here, but they have left the
mark of anything but good business
hands behind them. Actors have recorded
a number of flourishes, poorly executed, but
only the clerk can translate them. The
average “arrival” stands no chance of ever
being a successful forger, but be that as it
may, the originator of a name has never
yet laid claim to liis invention, and the
world continues to use over and over again
the same old list.
Fifth Edition, Revised and Illustrated
—Painting Without a Teacher, by
Henry Clarlse—Price One Dollar.
It teaches Landscape and Flower Painting
in Oil and Water Colors. Cameo Oil Paint
ing, China Painting, transferring Photo
graphs and Prints to Glass, coloring Photo
graphs in Oil aud Water Colors, Painting
on Velvet, Kensington Painting, Paintiug
on Bilk, Satin, Plush. Wood and Glass,
Crayon Portraiture. Charcoal Drawing,
Repousse (hammered brass, work, Lustre
Faulting, Modeling in Clay, Pottery Paint
It contain- the only reliable and carefully
prepared table for Mining Colors published.
Is the cheapest and best work published.
For sale at L. & B. ft. M. H.
Ranges That Suit Everyone.
Messrs. Lovell & Lattimore, Hardware
and Stove Dealers, Congress street, are sell
ing largely the New- Record liange, which
for a cheap but serviceable one is unexcelled.
About five years' sales of this Range result
ed in distributing something over two
thousand, mostly in the city, and the ad
vantage in buying it is readily couceived,
as largo sales mean a constant call for re
pairs, to be supplieii on demand. People
getting the Record nevor arc inconvenieuiMd
by being told the now parts are not to be
bad. Think of this at the p oiier time.
Our Art Department
Is complete in every respect. We meet all
competition, sell fresh goods and have the
largest stock south of the Ohio river. L. &
B. ft. M. H.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Savannah Weekly News. Puck, Judge,
Harper’s Weekly, Leslie's lliu.-u-ate 1 Life,
Demorest s Monthly for December, German
and French Libraries, French and German
Fa)rs, Railroad Guide, Christian
Herald, Truth-Seeker, Boston Globe,
Boston Herald, Philadelphia Press, Phil
adelphia Times, Baltimore Sun, Balti
more American. New York Herald,
World. Sun, 'film's, Tribune, Star, Atlanta
Constitution, Augusta Chronicle, Macon
Telegraph, Florida Tinies-ITnion, Jackson
ville News-Herald, New Orleans Times-
Democrat. Charleston News and Courier,
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, Cincinnati
An elegant line of fine Pictures at very
low prices at L. & B. ft. M. H.
Tetter!lie is the best remedy known for
Itching Piles; full directions in package.
50c. at druggists.
Infants* Kid Button with tassel, a bargain, at
50c., al Nichols'.
Be Sure You Are Right.
The other jiart of the above sentence
everybody ought to know. Everybody ought
to also know that the Famous New York
Clothing House has removed to the
northeast corner of Congress and Whit
aker streets, and that we, continue
to sell clothing of our own manu
facture at a saving to the consumer of
tho retailer's profit, which is from .">0 to
A5, according to grade purchased, which
fact we can prove by coin pm ison of prices
with our competitors. W have the liest
ft! 50 Knee Muit, the best Hat or Cap tor
Boys for . and have just received the
prettiest line of Milk Scarfs and Suspenders
Boys' Hats, latest styles and prices, reason
able, at Nichols'.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by it. B. Cassets, corner Taylor and
East Brood streets. Telephone No. 77.
The Circus Is Coming.
The price of admission will buy your boy
a pair of Knee Pants, also a Blue Felt Hat
or Polo Cap at the Famous New York
Clothing House, lately moved to I+l Con
gress street, corner Whitaker.
Children's and Misses' Button Shoes in heel
ami spring liej. cheap at Jl. at Nichols*.
Another Cold Wave
Is surely coming, so lay in a supply of
Und<‘rwear and Overcoats while there is a
good ohoii'o to lie had at the Famous. 144
Congress street, corner Whitaker, where
low prices are the rule.
lAditM' Imperial French Kid Button, best in
(tic cii v mi at Mcli ila’.
A Victim of Inflammatory Rheumatism
Cured by the Use of Prickly Ash,
Poke Root and Potassium.
Ornct Alapaha Star, f
Alafaha, Ga., June 9, !956. |
P P e. Ufa- Cos.:
Gentlemen—About nine months ago I
was attacked with Inflammatory Rlieu
mutism in my feet, back, shoulders and
breast. The pains wore excruciating
and continuous. For six weeks i was
coiifiued to my bed. a id part of ihe time
had to be assisted to tm-n uvi r. At times
I could not sit up, if to do s would have
secured a fortune. Vy feel were swollen
aud the bottoms of them so tender that
walking was a constant source of the
liveliest misery. It would be impossible
to express in words the agony I endured.
I tried a cumber of Mtu'diea. so-called,
and some of them uffordr I temporary
relief, but it was only temporary. and I
began to despair * f finding a cure. 1 had
bad beard several gentlemen speak of a
new Rheumatism cun* manufactured at
Waycross.and while I listened I doubted.
Finally 1 met two or three parties who
had tried this new medicine and had
been cured, and I decided to procure a
pint of it and test tt virtues. This I did.
and was satisfied I had been benefited.
Well, to make a long story short. I con
tinued to take the medicine until I had
used three and a half quart bottles, im
proving all the while in my general
health, and noticing a steady decrease
in the Rheumatism. When the half of
the fourth quart was finished, 1 fell as
well as I ever did in my life, with only
an occasional touch of Rheumatism,
aud since taking the tint quart 1 ha VO
hern able to at t end to mv duties in the
office, not having lost a moment since
on account of my former enemy.
I shall take two or three quarts more
of P. P. P„ beginning about two months
from the time I left off taking it; and I
am confident that the last vestige of tbo
dreadful malady will be driven from my
I do not say that P. P. P. wrought this
wonderful cure, but I do asse rt, iru st
emphatically, that 1 derived no perma
nent relief until after I took the first
bottle. Yours truly,
J. W. HANLON.
One dollar will get a Ixiftlo of this great
remedy, P. P. P. It is a sure cure for Rheu
matism . For sale by all medicine dealers.
Dr. Whitehead can be consulted daily at
the office of the Company, Odd Fellows’
Hall Building, without charge. Prescrip
tions and examination free. All inquiries
by mail will also receive Iris personal atten
We take pleasure in recommending Heck
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.
The Winter That’s Coming.
There is an affinity between “coal'* and
“cold” that is cemented by the friendly aid
of a warm overcoat, and as prudent persons
seldom neglect the •■coal-bin” till 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, and the result will, w-e
think, be creditable to our taste and that of
the purchaser. From the Fancy Silk-lined
Coat for the ult ra-fashionable man to the
substantial but modest garment for those of
milder ideas, we van equally please, besides
having numerous intermediate styles aud
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. Wo are
rather inclined to be thorough than "loud”
in our claim, ar.d 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 ctreet.
The Florence Heaters,
for sale by das. 8. 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. Mica it Son:
Deaf. Sirs. Toe kerosene heating stove
bought of you works splendidly. It keeps
my bath room comfortably warm in the
coldest weather. There is no odor from it
whatever and 1 consider it a perfect thing.
Geo. N. Nichols,
Printer anil Binder.
For further information apply at 140
Nichols has Ladies Button Shoes, ail widths,
A, B, C. D, and F, prices $2 50 to §6 50.
Mrs. Cleveland's Diamonds.
The ladies have doubtless read much of
the handsome diamond necklace of Mrs.
Clevoluud, aud while wo wouldn't for a
moment insinuate that any lady envies its
popular possessor, still many would take
pleasure mat least looking at it. A coun
terpart of this glorious string of gems, with
its lovely and dazzling pendant, can be in
speotid in the jewelry establishment of Mr.
M. Sternberg, 157 Broughton street, who
w.iil take pleasure in exhiLdting its charms
to every lady who will honor him with a
visit. The necklace in question is to be
raffled, and in the interval it can be seen
and inspected as above. Besides the neck
lace, llierc are still many articles in Mr.
Sternberg’s treasure house that are worthy
of a visit, and the proprietor aud his atten
tive salesmen will take esnecial pains to
show their immense stock of Jewelry. Dia
monds, Silverware, Art Objects, Bronzes,
etc. There is no obligation to bug what
ever, and Mr. Sternberg will be equally
happy to show through those who do not
wish to buy as tiiose who do. Everybody
should see the Diamond Necklace, a-s it is
certainly a superb collection of brilliant
gems. (iur holiday display is now arranged
for inspection. Hes[iectfully,
157 Broughton street.
Oak, Pine and Light woo cl,
For sale by It. B. Cassels. corner Taylor
and East Broad s! reels. Telephone No. 77.
At tho Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
vou get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 t0.J,l per day. Try
it and be convinced.— Boston Home Jour
Advice to Motnera.
Air-*. Window's Soothing Syrun should
always be umhl w-lien children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little sulTer at onco; it
produces natuval, quiet sleep by relieving
tho child from pain and tho little cherub
awakes as “bright as a button.”
It is very pleasant to taste. It soothes the
ch.ld, softens the gums, allays all pain, re
lieves wind, regulates the boivels, and is the
best known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
wising from uvthing or other causes, g's
cents a bottle.
test (ft Hills.
WE are making an extra quality of GRITB
and MEAL, and can recommend It to the trade
as superior to any in this market. Would be
pleav-d to give special price* on application.
baTe on hand a choice lot of EMPTY
RAOKB, which wc arc selling cheap.
BOND, HAYNES & ELTON
I.CODEX .t BATES ft. M R
MV mark all of our Goods in plain figures, • q
al but one price and guarantee every articV sy, -
At tbis season of the year people invest lar -
ly in luxuries, and as the g<>ods we handle come
under this hpad we invite a careful
of our stock and prices, and wo feel confides
you will become convinced of the fact that \
DOLLAR SAVED ISA DOLLAR SIADC.
We ini ite your attent ion and ask that you eg.
amine carefully a STAMPED MOROCCO rp
INET FRAME, which we offer until present
stock is exhausted,
WORTH 19 50; OUR PRICE $1 SO.
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED,
We guarantee a SAVING OF 50 PKR CENT
in PLUSH HOLIDAY GOODS.
Keep an Eye on Us.
l - -" - —~
rntKITUEK AND CARPET
For quality and price we can do better than
any other concern In the South.
Our goods are all specially selected from the
most renowned manufacturers, and embrace
everything in the Furniture and Carpet trade
Our terms are most liberal, and all goods are
just as represented.
A personal inspection will convince you that
we can sell you much CHEAPER than the
A. J. Miller & Co.'s
118, HO and 152 BROUGHTON ST.
l c t' AND ALL OTHERS SHOULD USI
p \ \ MACBETH & COS
F CASH CMINdD'AS \ M RttSb SESB 9M *
? 4 IF TOO DON’T WANT U
j be ANNOYED byConsUn!
S- J BREAKING OP CHIMNEYS,
BEST chiirey mi
j For Sale Everywherot
RriADE Of.'LY eSr
EPHACBETK fCQI f*sa ht.holyoke sebwasi
NFI rrSBURSH rt.y v u*B nearly (S00) thro,
ion Si ajAlCTt BUfithmtM. hunared lights every wen
idgiiient is that we would rather pay a dollar ad£>.i*”i
r tnera than fifty oentl a dozen for any other Chitn*
ty we have evarnsed. 1. H. PORTER, Stewnci
every lkir.fi y trd may be obtained from all Toy
dealer?, Btatlomro and Educational DepOta. It*
k Edoeiin mill bs forwarded gratis 01 application to
F. AD. RICHTER & Cos.
FPV TOfiK, SlO. BROADWAY or LONDON EC,'
, RAILWAY PLACE. FEN CHURCH STREET.
131 Congress Street,
Does laundry work of every description in
first class style and at short notice.
Work called for and delivered.
Customers are protected against loss by fit*
Do you want your Piano Tudcl?
Do you want your Piano Repaired!
Do you want your Piano Reetrung?
Do yon w ant your i’iano Cleaned?
Do yott wmil your I’iano Sieved*
Do you want your Plano Shipped?
T)o you want to Exchange your Piano for
If so, it will be to your advantage to let u
know about it 1
Our Plano urtrl Organ business i Bootrnr •<
and we have been compelled to secure the *er
vices of a lirst-class Tuner and Repairer, one
who comes to us highly recommended. '* *
guarantee to Tune and Repair any instrument
with delicacy and correctness. Pianos Tun I ' l
by the year, or Single Tunings, as low as it < " ao
be done anywhere.
The Kuabe Pianos load the world.
Over 10 years in existence.
Wealth and Experience Combined.