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SHOT BY A JAIL GUARD.
A TRUSTY'S TREACHERY REWARD
ED WITH A BULLET.
A Carefully Prepared Plan to Break
Jail Thwarted—Fred Wright, a Col
ored Prisoner, Shot Twice Before He
Will Give In—Ward, the Safe Blower,
the Designer of the Movement—Dep
uty Hnsted’s Prompt Use of His Pis
tol Prevents a Jail Delivery.
Some time ago the prisoners in the county
jail concocted a plan to break out, but it
was frustrated mid since then they have
apparently lieen quietly awaiting the fates
in store for them. The jail authorities have
not been certain that trouble would not
come, however, for they have some lul
characters locked up in the old pile, and
they have been carefully watching every
thing to prevent nn attempt at
jail-breaking. Their care was not
without effect, for they succeeded
in balking the purpose of the prisoners to
free themselves only yesterday morning.
Tuesday night passed quietly and without
the slightest intimation that thero was an
adventure awaiting the keepers of the nialo
factors. After the prisoners went to bed the
jaii was as still as if it were uninhabited ex
cept for the snoring of one or two heavy
sleepers. 1 .ate in the night a few of the
prisonei-s called for water at various times,
and Frederick Wright, a trusty, served
them. Wright is tlio colored man who
killed his wife’s paramour at Thunderbolt
about a year and half ago. He lias been
confined since July 20, and be is now
awaiting the action of Supreme
Court upon the life sentence
which he received in tho Htqierior
Court. His long confinement has told upon
his health, and the physicians said he must
have more exercise than he had been
allowed. lie was a quiet man in whom the
guards had confidence, so he was left in an
unlocked cell, aud his duties were those of
cleaning up tho corridor, tending the fin-,
giving the prisoners water and similar light
HIS WEAPON FAILED HIM.
James Dinan, a guard, was on duty in
the lower corridor when Wright left
his cell at 8 o’clock in the morning for
the purpose of giving one of the prison
ers a drink. Instead of returning to his
cell Wright started to where the guard was
standing. Dinan suspected something and
without assuming a threatening attitude
got his club ready for use. Wright walked
straight up to him and when he got within
a few feet leaped upon him and grappled
with him. Dinan began to use
his club, Wright attempted to
throw him to the floor. The guard rained
blows upon the prisoner’s head thick and
fast, but they had no effect. He endeav
ored to maintain bis position while stiii be
used his weapon. He paused for a moment,
raised his club high, and brought it down on
the trusty’s head with teritic force. The
club snapped at the handle as if it hud been
made of glass, and the blow only served to
increase the strength of the treacherous
prisoner, for he made a (pore powerful ex
ertion, and lifting the guard from his feet
threw him to the floor. Dinan reached
for his pistol and drew it.
DINAN RECEIVES ASSISTANCE.
Ho began calling for help and repeated
his calls continuously. H* raised his pistol
to shoot Wright, who bad picked up the
heavy end of the club and was using it upon
the guard’s head. Deputy Hasted, who was
in the office, rushed to the outer door. He
heard the noise of the scuttle bat dared not
go in. He did not know whether the pris
oners were all loose, and as he had the keys
he was afraid if he opened the door ne
would be struck or overpowered and
the keys taken from him. Ho
failed aloud for assistance, but there
was no one near. John Hullivan, the guard
in the upper corridor, heard the cries, how
ever, and promptly ran down stairs. As
soon as Deputy Hasted found that he could
enter without danger of having tho keys
taken from him he unlocked the door and
ran in. He and Sullivan hastened to where
the guard and the prisoner were enguged in
their desperate conflict.
THE TRAITOR SHOT.
Dinan was still down, while Wright was
beating hiui brutally with his broken club
in one baud and trying with tlie other to
wrest his pistol from him. Dinan still had
hold of his pistol, but be knew that Wright
might turn it backwards and lire at the
deputy and his assistant, so he called out to
Hasted, “Look out. Henry, he can shoot
you with my pistol.” “Get back to your
cell,” commanded Hasted, but Wright only
struggled more fiercely for Dinan’s
weapon. “Get back to your cell, or
I’ll shoot you,” said Hasted,' but
Wright heeded him not. Keeling that every
moment’s delay brought danger with it.
Hasted raised his pistol und fired. The ball
struck Wright over the right eye, but it
might as well have struck an adamant, for
it glanced off from his thick skull, and hud
no effect, except to make Wright stoop
down and place his body so near to that of
Dinan that Hasted could not shoot without
more danger of hitting the guard than
THE EFFECTIVE SHOT.
Hasted saw this, aud dared not Are to kill,
but he shot three times to try ami scare the
traitor, and the effect was satisfactory. He
released his hold upon the guard and started
backward toward his cell. He looked de
fiance and glared steadily at Hasted, who
held his smoking pistol in "his hand. “Shoot
him, Henry, he has a weapon,” called out
Dinan, and Hasted fired his last shot.
That one took effect in Wright’s
side. striking about the abdomen
passing out without touching a dangerous
Itoot. Wright fell iu his cell and immedi
ately became penitent. Ho thought that he
had received a mortal wound aud is-gged the
deputy to come to ids assistance. Hasted
went in aud undressed him and examined
his wound. A telephone message was sent
to Dr. Chisholm, who went at once to the
jaii. He found Dinan badly beaten, and
after dressing his wounds sent him home.
He attended Wright, und after an examina
tion of his wounds found that he was not
dangerously hurt. When Hasted left
Wright's cell he locked .the door carefully,
and Wright's service as a trusty came to an
end then and there.
CASSIDY’S CARE FOR HIMSELF.
During all the fight not a prisoner in tho
jail uttered a sound. Not one made a move
ment that could be heard. Everything was
as still us the jail had been before tho
at niggle commenced, except for the sound
of the blows and the call of the guards for
help. It was not their purpose to create a
noise that would attract anyone. They
waited in quietness, hoping that the guards
would bo over]lowered by the one they
had selected for that dangerous task.
After Hasted fired there was a
commotion among them, and tliev were
heard moving about in their cells. Wright’s
cell is next to Tom Cassidy’s, and after the
third shot Cassidy called out: “Be careful
how you shoot. Don't point that pistol this
way.” “Be quiet. I’d shoot you as quick
as any one else,” said the Deputy, ana bang!
went the pistol again.
There was a hum of voices all along the
corridor after the noise of the last shot had
died away, and not until Hasted went to
the cells and commanded quiet did it cease.
Then all was quiet for the night.
WARD THE RINGLEADER.
The prisoners may not have slept. Per
haps they were too much disappointed by
the failure of their plan and too much ex
cited by the shooting to sleep, but if they
remained awake ttiey gave no sign of it, for
not another sound wh* hoard until they be
gan to arise yesterday morning. They
talked together then of the event of but a
few hours before, though their conversa
tions ceased whenever tho guards ap
proached. Soon after they got un,
Ward, tho safe-blower, sent for
Deputy ICinchley, who was then on duty,
nmi handed him a case knife, a jeweler’s
saw and the leg of his iron bedstead, which
he had sawn off to use ns a weapon. He
said that he knew the ceils would all be
searched and he might as well surrender
those things at once. They .were damaging
evidence against him. and they marked him
as the head and front of the attempt. How
he obtained possession of them is not known.
The suw can bo taken to pieces and the
whole of it might lie concealed in one
dish of food, hut he has not
received any food, except what is furnished
by the jail authorities. He had them, how
ever, and t here is no doubt but they were to
bo used for this occasion, for the leg of the
bed had been cut off Tuesday night. Deputy
Hasp'd examined the beds Tuesday after
noon to sec which of them were fit to take
to the new jail, and there was no leg miss
ing from Ward’s bed then.
WARD AN ESCAPED CONVICT.
Ward is a dangerous character, nnd it is
thought that he is an escaped convict. The
chief of the detective force of Springfield,
Mass., has boen in correspondence with
Chief of Police Anderson, concerning him.
He sent a picture of a convict who had es
caped from tho Massachusetts penitentiary,
and from the strong likeness it bears to
Ward the authorities arc confident that he
is the man wanted. Letters have come
from North Carolina and dozens of
them from Florida. Ho is wanted in
both States, and there is no doubt but that
he is one of a gang of criminals and is well
known to the police in various parts of the
country. Sheri if Ronan and Deputies
Kinchley and Hasted are both confident
that Wright was the tool of Ward.
Wright lias behaved himself well since he
lias been in jail, ami he has been thought so
thoroughly trustworthy that he would have
been recommended to the penitentiary
guards for a place as a trusty had it not
been for this affair.
HOW THE SAW WAS OBTAINED.
It is probable that the delay in building
the new jail is the cause of this outbreak
and of the opportunity to smuggle in con
traband articles which Ward surren
dered. At present the authorities are
Compelled by the lack of a proper jail to
permit those who call to see prisoners to talk
to them witli only the front door of the jail
lietween them. The bars of that
door are so wide apart that
a rifle could be put through
them, and therefore it would not be difficult
for a friend to slip a jeweler's saw in to one
of the prisoners while talking to him. One
of the participants in the Pulaski House
wine vault robbery is supposed to bo the
man who obtained tho saw. His name is
Dixon, nnd some time ago he wrote to his
brother to .-end him a small saw. Sheriff
Ronan learned that he had written for the
saw, and a close watch has been kept
upon him and every one who has
talked to him, but ho probably
obtained it as Louis Lingg did tho mys
terious bomb which ended his life. It is
probable that he turned tho saw over to
Ward, who was the leader of the movement
and wiio, no doubt, induced Wright to make
the assault upon the guard, arguing to him
tliat he was to go up for life anyhow, and
he might, as well make nn effort to gain his
freedom, for even if he did fail he would be
no worse off than he then was.
THE PRISONERS' PLAN.
It is a matter of doubt just what the plan
of the prisoners was, but the authorities are
satisfied that Wright was to overpower Di
nan nnd obtain ids weapon. He was then to
make a disturbance which would bring
Deputy Hasted into the jail, and as soon as ho
entered the door he was to have been shot or
knocked senseless with the club. Wright was
to have taken hiiPkeys then and opened at
least one or two of the cells, probably
Cassidy's, and thus secure assistance before
the guard in the upper part of the building
coußl come down stairs. Should ho have
attempted to interfere he was to have been
killed, aud then all the cells would have
been unlocked and there would have been
a general delivery. The promptness with
which the guards acted, and their determi
nation prevented th i carrying out of this
plan, and though Dinan is suffering severely
with his wounds, he is well satisfied that lie
did not give up to Wright. His only regret
is that his club broke. All throe of the offi
cers acted with creditable determination,
and adopted the only safe measures that
were left to them to prevent the successful
carrying out of the plan.
NOT YET DELIVERED.
The New Jail Still in the Hands of the
Tho new jail is still in the hands of the con
tractor, Mr. Smith, who is Mr. Bowe’s attor
ney, not having turned itover yesterday, os
he notified the County Commissioners he
would. It is doubtful if the building would
have been accepted had the contractor sig
nified his readiness to deliver it, as the
architect. Mr. McDonald, was not on band
as it was expected be would be, nor would
the committee of experts have had time to
examine the worn.
Mr. Bowo claims that the work is
all right, and there is no reason
why it should not be received. The Com
missioners, however, have very decided
opinions that it is not such work as
the contract calls for. There are about *5,000
yet due the contractor, and as matters now
look he will not get it, unless he finishes the
work according to the specifications as in
terpreted by the Commissioners, except at
the end of a law suit.
It is to lie hoped, however, that
when the alleged defects are shown
and submitted in detail by the ex
perts, the contractor will remedy thpm, and
so bring matters to a satisfactory settle
ment. Possibly Mr. McDonald may lie able
to bring affairs to an amicable conclusion.
CUPID AND THANKSGIVING.
Mr. W. B. Stubbs Leads Miss Helen
Carson to the Altar.
W. B. Stubbs, Esq., of Wilkinson county,
and Miss Helen Carson were quietly married
last evening in the presence of the family
and a few friends at the residence of tho
bride's parents, on Duffy street. The groom
is a young member of the bar, and is very
highly thought of in his community
The bride is the daughter of Mr. C. H.
Carson and the sister of Messrs. John A. G.
and David C. Carson, of this city. She is a
most attractive und accomplished young
lady, with many warm and sincere friends,
who will deeply regret her departure
from the city. While at school she
was remarkable for her close application
and her efficiency and success us u student.
Since graduating, she lias continued her
studies and shown tiiut she possesses to an
unusual extent the intellectuality and schol
arly tastes for which several of her family
have been distinguished. Notwithstand
ing her retiring disposition, she lias always
boen active and efficient iu Christian und
benevoleut work. She will prove a great
acquisition to any community in which her
lot may be cast.
Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs left ca the evening
train for the home of the groom, followed
by many aud hearty good wishes.
A Saddle Horse Stolen.
Mr. C. D. Mundy rode out to Maj. Ryals’
residence, on Anderson street, Tuesday
afternoon aud when he reached the
house he tied the horse and
went in. He remained inside the
house for some time, and when lie came out
he found that his horse was gone. He looked
for it iu every direction, but was unable to
find it, and he lias seen nothing of it up to
this time. He thinks it must have been
AH Ready for the Synod.
Quite a number of delegates to the Luth
eran Synod arrived yesterday and last
night. The Board of Missions met at noon
and prepared its report to be submitted to
the synod. The local committees on Recep
tion and Homes, liavo arranged for the re
ception and entertainment of the delegates
as they arrive io-(lay. Siiecial committees
will lie at the depots this morning, to ejeort
the visitors to their places of entertainment.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21. 1887.
A STREET RAILROAD WAR.
Ihe City and Suburban Claims Indian
and West Broad Streets.
The work on the Rural Resort railway
is progressing steadily, but not so rapidly as
it will as soon as all the material for its con
struction arrives. The crossties and string
ers were put down as far as Barnard street,
and the rails were laid as far west as Whit
aker street, yesterday. A force of pavers
has begun the work of re-paving the street.
President Smart telegraphed first order
for street cars yesterday, and ho hopes to
begin operating the line as soon as that por
tion on Bay and Indian streets, from Bull
street to the canal, is completed.
The work of construction was begun on
Bay street, it is stated, so that all parties
who are opposed to the building of the new
railroad may have a practical demonstra
tion that the road was being bnilt, and thus
invite any legal measures, and there has
I teen some surprise expressed that no in
junction has been asked for to stop the
It was said that the City and Suburban
railway authorities had announced that
their company does not claim the exclusive
right to Bay street, but thut it does to
Indian and West Broad streets, and that it
is only waiting until the Rural Resort rail
road begins work on either of these streets
to bike legal steps to stop it. Yesterday
President Smart’s attorneys gave notice to
the opposition that the new company pro
jKWpil to build on all the streets granted to
it by City Council.
This positive announcement of the inten
tion of the Rural Resort railway will, in all
probability, bring matters into court with
out further delay'. There are said to be six
prominent lawyers on the list of stockhold
ers in the new company, and if that is the
case, any' legal proceedings will be a war of
giants, as the old company lias employed
some of the best legal talent in the city to
maintain its rights.
The new railroad proposes to cover with
its lines sections of the city which now have
little, if any, street railway' facilities, and
there is a generally expressed regret that
anything should lie done to prevent its early
THE CATHOLIC FAIR.
A Big Crowd on Thanksgiving Eve—
'Notwithstanding the other attractions the
Catholic Fair was very liberally patronized
last night. The management did a good
At the Mikado booth a very handsome
cake was raffled and won by Mr. N.
The table presided over by Mrs. Circopely
and Mrs. Beranc will raffle a long list of arti
At Mrs. John Sullivan’s table the follow
ing articles were raffled: A handsome cake,
won by Mrs. 11. J. Winkers; an album,
donated by Mr. Lindenstruth, won by Mr.
A. N. O’Keefe; a handsome pincushion, do
nated by Miss Kennedy, won by John J.
The table presided over by Mrs. Connelly
and Mrs. Walsh raffled a beautiful basket of
flowers, which was won by Miss Mamie
Scanlan: a cake by Mr. A. Hartridge. The
vote for the lantern to the most popular
conductor will be contested during the week,
Tho cottage at Mrs. John Sullivan’s table
for the most popular young miss, was
awarded to Miss IJIv Monahan. The other
contestants were Lula Offerman, Percy
Jones, Julia Masters, Nettie Norton, Minnie
Ambrose, Kate Lane, Maud Paeetti and
Kate Quinan. Each one received a very
handsome vote. The total amount netted was
$lBO 10. The friends of the several officers
contesting for the sword are working hard
for their candidate. This promises to be
one of the most interesting contests that hus
yot been started.
SIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS.
Barrett Draws a Big Crowd and Fills
His Coff; rs.
Barrett’s circus, with the usual accom
paniment of fakirs and side-shows, held
sway on tho Whitaker street grounds yes
terday'. It was no more nor less than the
“regulation” show, with all that accom
panies it. It began with a street parade,
and ended with the knocking to pieces of
the scats and the folding of the tents after
tlio night performance was over. It was
the ordinary circus over and over again.
There was nothing new in the ring or in
the menagerie, except Jo-Jo. He is ail that
he has been advertised, and as ugly-looking
as the bill-board posters have pictured him.
The rest of the menagerie part of the show
was made up of the usual collection of ele
phants. camels, lions, tigers, hippopotami,
mountain goats, and monkeys and their rela
tives. In the circus the acrobatic and serial
performances were good.
There were no printed programmes, and
the audience didn’t know whether tho clown
was Johnny Lowlow or the shade of Den
Stone. The rest of the performers would
have gone under one name as well ns
another for all the audience knew about
them. The equestrian performances were
fair. The bicycling and specialty acts, jug
gling, cannon ball handling and tight
rope walking were what every circus
lias, no better, no worse. Tho vaulting was
The main thing about the show was that
it drew well. The tent was two thirds tilled
at the afternoon performance, and the night
audience was still larger. Savannah is a
good circus town, and it is a poor circus
that comes here and goos away without hav
ing done a good "business.”
“The Devil’s Auction” Before a
Crowded House at th Theatre.
Both the galleries and the pit of the thea
tre were crowded last night, and there were
a good many people in the dress circle
when the curtain rose upon the first scene
of tho “Devil’s Auction.” The play is well
known and well liked here, and it was vocif
erously' applauded from the beginning to the
end. Sir. Ignacio Martinetti took the purt of
“Toby,” the donkey, and he won immedi
ate favor with the audience. His dancing
caught the galleries, anil he was loudly ap
plauded. 'Tho “Devil’s Auction” is
one of the most spectacular of
all spectacular plays. It is equalled
only by the “Black Crook,” which it resem
bles to a certain extent. The company
playing it is marie up of a number of good
specialists who furnish a delightful even
ings entertainment. Tho bullet is pictur
esque and the corps is well drilled. There
will lie a matinee this afternoon and the
performance will be repeated to-night.
WRECKED AT FALSE CAPE.
A Savannah-Bound Vessel Lost Off the
North Carolina Coast.
The schooner Bessie Morris was run
ashore two weeks ago at False Cajie, on the
North Carolina coast. She was from Eliza
betbport, bound to Savannah, with a cargo
of guano. The tug Victoria J. Peed left
Norfolk on the morning of Nov. 18,
to assist her but returned to Nor
folk on the ffltb without being able
to pull her oft. A letter received from Capt.
Wheaton, who was a part owner in tho ves
sel, says that he encountered very heavy
weather and was compelled to run his vessel
ashore to prevent her from sinking. She
went to pieces in the stonn of the night of
Nov. gO, and the vessel and cargo are a total
The Rev. E. C. L. Browne, pastor of the
Unitarian Church, Charleston, will preach
at Armory Hall on Sunday evening, at 7:80
o'clock. Mr. Browne is ]>astor of the largest
Unitarian congregation in the Mouth (occu
pying the pulpit so long filled by tho gifted
Rev. Sr itiel Gilman. D. I).), and his visit
to this ity will lie appreciated by those
who believe in the doctrine of that church.
TURKEY WILL RE KING.
HOW SAVANNAHIANS WILL CELE
An Unprecedented Demand for the
Toothsome Gobbler Thanksgiving
in the C hurches, at Home and at the
Resorts Business Generally to be
Suspended—Sportsmen Take to the
Thanksgiving lias come to be St. Turkey’s
dayandSavuunahiansare we 1 prepared for
its observance. Tho demand for turkeys
has been greater this year than ever, and
the gobbler whose neck had not be n
stretched last night is either an uncommon
ly old bird or has learned to roost high.
The poultry dealers were rushed with or
dors yesterday, and aimost every kind
of fowl was in demand. “They
come high, but we must have
’em” is everv body’s motto for
Thanksgiving. There is a growing taste
for turkey, which before long will place the
barnyard gobble alongside of tho bald
hoaded eagle as the national bird.
AT THE MARKET.
The City Market was thronged with
buyers of Thanksgiving delicacies yester
day, and the green grocers hud all the
orders they could till and more too. “The
birds are fatter this year than usual,” said
a dealer yesterday, “and wo have very little
complaint about them.” The price is nliout
the same as it has been in former years,
though tiie dealers say that tiie price
does not affect the trade; that people who
buy turkeys will have them at any price.
The market will lie open as usual this morn
ing, arid the dealers are anticipating the
rush that always comes on Thanksgiving
morning. Tiie table that does not have
some kind of fowl to-day will be a poor
THE WEATHER CLERK'S POINTER.
If the predictions of the weather clerk
at the signal station prove true
Savannah will have pleasant weather.
The cold wave, which started Tuesday, lias
advanced eastward as far as the Mississippi
river, where it has been checked by an area
of low pressure and unusually high temper
ature over Tennessee and Mississippi, due to
the forest fires iu that region. The temper
ature still continues in tiie zero neighbor
hood in the extreme Northwest. Owing to
its very slow advance, this cool snap will
hardly reach here before to-morrow, and
the temperature then ill not go as low as
at first indicated. Rains are reported from
the districts in which the forest fires have
been raging, and snow storms are reported
from the Northwest, but Savannah will not
be affected by them, aid the midnight in
dications were for a fair day.
HOW THE DAY WILL BE SPENT.
Savannahians observe Thanksgiving
in all sorts of ways. In the churches tho
usual services will be held. At Trinity
Methodist church at 11 o’clock. Rev. A. M.
Wynn, of Wesley Monumental church, will
preach to the Evangelical congregations.
At St. John’s Rev. Charles H. Strong, wifi
preach and at Christ church Rev. Robert
Wilson, D. D., of Charleston will preach.
The service at the Lutheran church will be
the opening of the United
Synod of the South. The synodical
sermon will bo preached at 11 o’clock by
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, of Wilmington, N.
C. After that the holy communion will be
celebrated and the synod will be organ
THE CLERKS GET A REST.
The day being a legal holiday the city
and government offices, and banks and ex
changes will be closed, and business gener
ally will be suspended. The business world
keeps Thanksgiving, and it generally keeps
it well. All sorts of attractions are offered
in the city and out of it for a
day’s recreation. At tiie suburban
resorts unusual preparations have
been made. The Savannah and Tybee rail
road will run a sjiecial schedule of trains,
leaving the city at 9:80 in the morning ami
2:30 in the afternoon. Roth hotels will be
open, and lovers of oysters can spend the
day at the beach and get home early. The
Coast Line will run a special schedule to
Thunderbolt, leaving the Bolton street junc
tion at 7:10, 9:35, 10:35 and 11:45 in the fore
noon, and at 2,3, 4 and 5 o’clock in the
THE TROTTING RACES.
The races will be the principal attraction
there. The entries closed as follows: J. L.
Mehrteus enters b. m. Ailie, Mike Kelly en
ters hr. m. Maggie’K.. M. J. Doyle enters
b. m. Maggie !>., Dr. Mathews enters b. g.
The Savannah Rifle Association will hold
its annual oyster roast, and rifle match at
tho Schuetzen Park and will go out at noon.
The country will be filled with hunters.
Tho gun stores have been
filling orders for ammunition all
the week, and a number of parties started
out yesterday to points in Effingham and
Bryan counties to lie ready for the day’s
sport. Last night's predictions were that
Thanksgiving will be well observed.
CIRCUS FAKIRS CAGED.
A Countryman is Robbed of his Money
and has Five Actors Run In.
Detective Mike Hanley got on to five of
the circus actors about 12 o’clock last night
and marched them in a squad to the bar
racks. They gave their names as A. P.
Roche, Robert Smith, G, M. Judd, J. A.
Purcell ami C. W. Wright. An innocent
countryman with pine straw in his hair and
$75 in his pocket came in to see the elephant.
He went to the circus and saw the quintette
named above do their graceful acts,
decked out in their pretty tights.
He admired them wonderfully, ami
he was more than charmed when
the opportunity occurred later in the day
for him to meet them. Ho was fascinated
by the circus actors, and when they seemed
overjoyed to have had tho honor of his ac
quaintance the old man was tickled to
death. It was some time after he left them
before he found that his $75 were gone,
mid when he tried to find them again thev
had vanished. He told the detective* hu
story, and about midnight his jolly compan
ions were run in. The old man charges
them with robbing him aud they are now
locked up at the barracks awaiting an op
portunity to answer to tiie charge.
Who Got It Up.
The literary and musical entertainment
by the children of the Baptist Sunday school
on Tuesday evening, a notice of w hich ap
peared in yesterday's Morning News, was
arranged by Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Gust n and
Mrs. Wray. Scene tire first, “The Sultan of
Sulkevdoin," was arranged by Mrs Wray
and Mis. Raines. “The Sunflower Chorus”
was gotten up by Mrs. Tarver, Mrs. Baker
and Mrs. Gustin. and “The Lost Child” was
arranged by Miss Lavinia Scranton.
A Groat Bathroom Comfort.
We have just received another lot of the
Economical Oil Heaters, the very liost
made. More than two-thirds of this present
invoice is spoken for and sold, so that wo
advise ail w ho will want a warm cozy bath
room during the next cold wave, said to lie
soon here, had better by quick about it.
These little heaters area treasure to any
household during tho winter, and are just
getting a firm hold on the good-will of the
public. We guarantee them to be no hum-
Liig, Lovell & Laltimore.
Mr. Joe W. White, of Augusta, is in the
Ah Extended Popularity, Brown's Bron
chial Tkochks have for many years been the
most popular article in use for relieving Coughs
and Throat troubles.
Where can you get the best goods for the
Icust money f At D. B. Lesters,
IN THE RACBTO STAY.
The Clerkship Contest Developing a
The political caldron in Savannah has
had no flro under it since last winter, until
within the last few days, when it began to
simmer with the prospective contest over
the election of a Clerk of the Superior
Court. The mythical i>olitioal vessel is get
ting hotter every day, and if sombody don’t
withdraw from the contest, it will, in a
week more, contain a very hot stew.
In the absence of other election matter,
the Sehwarz-Carr campaign is the principal
topic of conversation in the saloons, cigar
stores, and barber shops south of Congress
street. Mr. Carr is making a very close per
sonal canvass, and appears to have devel
oped much strength.
To the surprise of Ma.j. Schwarz’s friends,
Mr. Carr apparently has a huge following
among the Germans who were supposed to
be solid for their fellow countryman. It
was reported yesterday that so many of
the Major’s friends had gone over to the op
position that he had decided to come down.
It was also rumored that a petition bad been
gotten up by a number of lawyers and was
being circulated among the Major’s friends,
requesting him not to antagonize Mr. Carr.
Maj. Schwarz, however, stated that he
had entered the race after a full considera
tion of the matter, and that he is in to stay,
and instead of his friends advising him to
withdraw, he has had numbers of them
come to him and offer their congratulations
There was also a rumor that Mr. Carr
had withdrawn from the contest and had
made a combination with Maj. Schwarz.
Mr. Carr was asked if there was any truth
in the report, and he said there was none.
“I am in the race,” he said, “and I- entered
to stay in it until it is over. 1 would not do
justice to myself or to my friends if 1 should
withdraw. I have made no combination
and will make none.” A good many young
men are earnest in their support of Mr.
Carr, and they are urging him as a young
A well known, conservative member of
the bar said yesterday that he proposed to
support Maj. Schwarz because of his well
known business ability and his creditable
record as an Alderman. Along Broughton
street, however, to judge “by the sound,”
Mr. Carr is the favorite. Both gentlemen
have strong friends at work, and if both
continue in the field it will be difficult to
tell which is the strongest until election day.
THE COURT OF ORDINARY.
The November Term Adjourned—Wills
Probated and Estates Settled.
The Court of Ordinary, Hon. Hampton
L. Ferrili, presiding, adjourned last evening
for the November term after transacting
the following business: The will of Barnard
K Bee was probated in common form.
Randolph Arson and Joseph J. McGowan
qualified as executors.
James E. Moran qualified as executor of
the will of Edward Moran, deceased.
Clara Golden qualified as executrix of the
will,of Anna B. G. Carr, which was pro
bated in common form on the oath of
George W. Owens.
Florence It. Roundtree qualified asadmin
istratix ad coll gendnm on the estato of
Francis M. Roundtree.
Horace A. Crane, filed petition for letters
dlsmissory as guardian of Herman A. Crane
after filing the final receipt in settlement.
W. deßruyn Kens, administrator ad. col.
estate Jane W. deßruyn Hops, deceased,filed
the final account and settlement.
The following annual returns having
been on file for thirty days, and no objec
tions being made to the same, having been
examined and found correct were ordered
to 1 recorded.
Wallace 8. Jones, executor of the will of
G. Noble .Tones, deceased.
George W. Owens, guardian of H. C. and
B. ft. Minor, minors.
Richard D. Locke, administrator estate
of Hector Locke, deceased.
H. M. Branch, H. F. Willink and 8. F.
Goodwin, executors of the will of H. J.
Court will convene Dec. 5, next, being the
first Monday in the month.
Happening's Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The steamer William M. Wadley arrived
yesterday from the Altamaha river ami
went upon Jones’ Marine railway where she
will undergo a thorough repairing.
The steam tug Inca arrived in port yester
day from Brunswick with the Norwegian
bark Flora and placed her in quarantine.
The tug came up to the city and coaled and
left in the evening for Brunswick. The
Flora will arrive to day to load for Europe.
Messrs. A. Minis & Sons cleared yester
day the British bark Unicorn for Oporto,
with 840 barrels of rosin weighing 390,405
pounds and valued at $1,400, and 4,167 pieces
of pitch pine lumber, measuring' “45,831
feet, valued at $2,600. ToOl valuation of
cargo, * 1.000, Cargo by Messrs. Charles
Green’s Sou & Cos.
ON KAIL AND CRQ3STIE.
Local and General Gossip in Railway-
The Columbus’A’uqiuVer-Sim thinks it has
had|it from pretty good authority that the
directors of the Central railroad have voted
to extend tho llu- na Vista and Ellaville
railroad from Ellaville to Columbus. The
plans have not given out yet. and it is
not likely that a line imp been settled upon.
The Enquirer-Owl's informant thinks from
what a Central director told him t hat work
on the roid will begin in a very short time.
The first annual report of the East Tennes
see, Virginia ar.d Georgia, just issued for year
ending June 50, shows: Gross earnings,
$4,308,150: expenses, $2,901,228; net enni
ingti, 81,406,052; taxes, $112,405; interest
and bonds, $1,027,300; surplus, $327,120.
Included in operating expenses are extra
ordinary disbursements for maintenance of
way and equipment, $212,021, which, added
to surplus, make $559,750 over and above
fixed charges, out of which was pa hi a 4 |ier
cent, dividend on first preferred stock.
Binteuient quarter ending Sept. 50 shows;
Gross, (1,257,138; net, $4837205, These
three months last year covered 23 per cent,
of business of entire year. Assuming this
rate for current year would give net earn
ings for entire year $1,800,000. Interest on
bonds, $1,027,000. Surplus for first and
second preferred stock, $773,000, leaving 5
per cent on first preferred and leave $230,-
000 for second preferred.
Tho Pulaski House.
Tourists who will visit Hnvaunah, Ga.,
this winter may congratulate themselves
that the Pulaski House has fallen into such
good hands as those of W. J. Watson and
R. AV. Powers. These two gentlemen are
now ljusily engaged in putting the finishing
touches in the way of refurnishing, re
decorating, etc., upon the hotel, and it will
resemble an entirely new house. Every
thing about it will be first-class—cuisine,
service, etc. The rulaski's prospects are
bright indeed under the new regime.
'thanksgiving Day at Tybee.
Both Hotels will be open for the day.
John Wright, at Seaside Pavilion, will have
Oyster Roast and shooting for a turkey.
Oyster Roast and Clam Bake at George
Wort hem's. Trains will run as follows
Leave Savannah 0:80 a. in. 2:80 p. in.
Arrive Tybee. 10:20 a.m. 8:20 p.m.
Leave Tybee 11:20a.m. 5:00 j>. m.
Arrive Savannah 12:20 p. m. 6:00 p. m.
Tickets for sale at Fernandez’s cigar store
and at depot ticket office.
Ruspberry, Strawberry, Gooseberry,
Green Ua;e, Damson and Ked Currant Jam
at D. B. Lester's, _
Nichols Mas Ladle*' Butlon Klioes, all widths,
A, li, 0. I), and E, prLv-s 2ftO to 50.
Pure Ui ape Wine ; 1, at D, 0, Lestei
Messrs. J. S. Collins & Cos.
This enterprising young firm, which is en
gaged in the Fruit, Vegetable and Poultry
trade, has worked up a business which, in
magitude, cannot lie surpassed by any simi
lar establishment in the South. Iho senior,
Mr. Collins, albeit quite young it) years, is a
wide-awake, energetic, young gentleman,
and gives the closest personal attention to
tho minutest details of the concern. • Ar
rangements have been made for a regular
supply of AVest India and Florida Fruits,
including Bananas, Cocoanuts, Oranges,
Shaddocks, Lemons, etc. From more North
ern latitudes they get large shipments of
the best varieties of Apples, Grapes, Nuts
and Raisins, while in the vegetable line even
the markets of Europe are subsidized for
the benefit of their customers. Thus, they
are now selling cabbages imported from
Denmark twice as heavy and solid as those
of American growth, and despite the pro
tective tariff, can afford to dispose of them
at wholesale for 11c. per head. They also
keep on hand Potatoes, Onions, Celery,
Horse Radish, Tomatoes, and every other
A’egetable in its season.
In the matter of Poultry and Eggs, the
facts are simply astounding. Messrs. Col
lins & Cos. sold in two days for Thanksgiv
ing dinners 1,500 Turkeys, and had orders tor
250 more. They had also in stock no less
than 15,000 dozen eggs, and usually carry as
many as 10,000 dozen.
The übove figures speak for themselves.
Messrs. Collins & Cos. will fill promptly all
orders sent to them, and carefully attend to
the wants of their city customers.
This popular Jeweler has been established
in business here for fiifteen years, and his
name is a household word in the communi
ty. He claims to have on hand the largest
and best selected stock of diamonds and flue
jewelry ever seen in Savannah. Moreover,
he does not propose to be undersold by any
one, and his line of sterling silver goods and
fancy articles for wedding and birthday
presents, can hardly be surpassed. There is
no necessity for our citizens to send their
orders to Tiffany, or omv other Broadway
establishment, for elegant holiday goods,
when they can be had as reasonably and in
great variety at home. In addition to his
general display of jewelry and silver, Mr.
Bternberg has a magnificent assortment of
bronzes and statuary, which will compare
favorably with any to be found in the State.
One salient attraction offered to the public
is the fac simile reproduction in real dia
monds of Mrs. President Cleveland’s cele
brated necklace, of which so much has been
written. They are the exact counterpart of
the original in value and beauty of execu
tion. At, or before Christmas, they will be
ruffled at $2 per chance. Mr. Sternberg
will also have on exhibition during Christ
mas week, over $100,(XX) worth of diamond
All are invited to examine and purchase
some of his pretty things. Bee advertise
Infants' Kid Button wilh tassel, a bargain, at
50e., at Nichols'.
Atinore’s Mince Meat and English Plum
Pudding at D. B. Lester's.
We are Thankful
For many things—for Thanksgiving day in
particular—for our success in commanding
and holding so large, influential and well
satisfied a patronage. We feel that we tried
hard to deserve what wo got. AVe believe
our many patrons will gladly yield us credit
for what we have achieved. Like Oliver
Twist, however, wo are wilding to “have
some more.” There are many whose wants
are yet misapplied. There are many yet
only partially supplied AVe await all these.
Our stock of Clothing, Overcoats and Fuv
liishings seem still undiminished, notwith
standing the heavy in raids made upon it.
AVe try to keep everything replenished and
up to the mark. Our Overcoat counters
have been struck heavy, but there are
plenty left. You can never get enough of
a good thing. Our patrons appreciate this,
for we have been careful to provide only
sjich clothing as would be a credit to seller
and buyer. Our prices are low and there
isn’t room for any complaint that we can
see. The Big Golden Arm beckons all
to come under its protecting influences.
159 Broughton street,
Imported Ports and Sherries at D. B.
Children's and Misses’ Button Shoes in heel
and spring heel, cheap at sl, at Nichols’.
To get good Raisins Currants and Citron
cheap, go to D. B. lio.ster’s.
Oak, Pine and Liglitwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Boys’ Hats, latest styles and prices, reason
able, at Nichols'.
Be Sure You Are Right.
The other part of the above sentence
everybody ought to know. Everybody ought
to also know that the Famous New York
Clothing House lias 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
the retailer’s profit, which is from $3 50 to
85, according to grade purchased, which
fact we can prove by comparison of prices
with our competitors. Wo have the best
$2 50 Knee Suit, the best Hat or Cap for
Boys for 25c., and have just received tire
prettiest line of Silk Scarfs and Suspenders
D. B. Lester sells pure Candy and Dried
Figs at 10c. per pound.
Ladies’ Imperial French Kid Button, best in
the city at 8-’, at Nichols'.
If you wish to economize, buy your Gro
ceries from D. B. Lester.
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.
Pure Candy only 10c., and nevy Dried Figs
for 10c. at D. B. Itester’s.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and
East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
The Circus is Coming.
l he price of admission will buy your boy
a fuiir of Knee Pants, also a Blue Kelt Hat
or Polo Cap ut the Famous New York
Clothing House, lately moved to 144 Con
gress street, corner Whitaker.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Oa.,
vou get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from 81 to 82 per day. Try
it and bo convinced.— boston Home Jour
50c. Candies sold at D. B. Lester's for 25c.
and imported Smoked Sardines cheap
Another Cold Wave
Is surely coming, so lay in a supply of
Underwear and Overcoats while there” is a
good choice to be had at the Famous, 144
Congress street, coiner Whitaker, where
low prices nre the rule.
Try D B. Lester’s Old Kentucky Rye, $3
Tomatoes cheap at D. B. ljest r’s.
Get D. ii. Lester’s pi’iCu* uaioro buying. |
LimriKN ,fr BATES S. M. H.
We desire in our general'
to extend to a generous
public our sincere thanks,
tor by their generous pa
tronage during the year
past they have encouraged
and enabled us to largely
increase our stock, and we
promise that our Holiday
Opening will this year sur
pass all of our previous
We close our store to-day
and devote ourselves to
WATCH THIS SPACE
FURNITURE AND C ARPETS.
f N all the fashionable WOODS, MAHOGANY.
I ANTIQUE OAK, CHEEKY mid WALNUT
for Parlor, Bedroom, Dining-Room, Hal! and
Library. Also a choice line of ODD PIECES
New invoices of CARPETS. LACE CURTAINS,
PORTIERES, etc., in latest designs and
Our MAMMOTH STOCK. REASONABLE
PRICKS and IMMENSE TRADE, warrant the
assert'* >n that we can please all who will favor
ns with a call.
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
118,150 and 152 BROUGHTON ST.
TO SPORTSMEN I
WE HAVE IN STOCK A LARGE ASSORT
American Bieech Loading Guns
English Breech Loading Guns.
Boys’ Donble and Single Guns.
Chamberlain Leaded Shells.
Winchester Repeating Rifles.
Winchester Repeating Shot Guns.
Bunting Coats and Shoes.
Hunters’ Leggins and Caps.
150,000 Paper Shells.
For Sale at Lonttt Possible Prices.
DUPONT’S POWDER, WOOD PONDER,
sr.Tzzr-.-EXXJXHT rr -r TrT.TXXTm’I
;} -Sjrl . x This is tt tui
, j? Ir. le of a descrip- j
t,© found in
every ftumP.y and mar Ns obtained from all Toy,
dealers, Stationers and Educational Depflts. Tha
JftJue-llot T.-ill be forwarded gratis on application W;
F. AD. RICHTER & Cos.
NEW YORK. 810, BROADWAY or LONDON R.Cy
1, BAILWAY PI.ACS, FENCHDBCH STREET?
•jxruzerrrr Atcax a: a- jl. jssopsa —
PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER.
Old in Years—Not Old Fogy.
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
PRINTER AND BINDER.
To the Manor born—full of years and experi
ence—still young in energy and ability—with
all the accessories necessary to satisfactorily
conduct the business to which he has given hl
life, (irateful for past favors—hopeful of other,
r piTTB fa to certify that Mn. W. 11. WOLF*
I baa done Both pi mo tuning and repairing
for n?e, all of which hats proven entirely satis
factory, and I take pleasure in reeommendinjf
him as a reliable piano tuner ana repairer.
[Copy-1 LEO. W. MEiiKTEN*
Mr. Wolff is now in our em
ploy ; and we take tuning by the
year, or single tunings. Our
prices will be found low and
our work thoroughly guaran