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tfOT WILLING TO UNITE.
THE SYDOD REJECTS TH I HOUSE
OF BISHOPS’ OVERTURES.
Dr. Schmucker Characterizes the Bish
ops’ Letter an Impudent Communi
cation-Doctrinal Issues in the Way
of a Union of the Episcopalian and
Lutheran Communions—The Synod
Trying to Settle the Theological
The United Synod spent the last hours of
its moraine session and the greater part of
its afternoon session yesterday in a heated
and tangled debate over the overtures from
the House of Bishops of the Protestant
Episcopal Church upon the subject of
Christian unity, which it rejected with the
determination that it would not advise any
union upon the grounds named in the com
The declaration from the House of Bishops
was laid before the synod the day it con
vened, and was referred to a committee
consisting of Maj. H. A. Meetze, of Tennes
see; Rev. J. H. Wilson, of South Carolina,and
Rev. L. G. M. Miller, of South
west Virginia The committee submit
ted its report yesterday morning, and its
consideration involved the synod hi a de
bate upon doctrinal points which lasted
nearly the entire day. There was a strong
opposition on the part of the synod to en
tertaining any overtures whatever looking
to a union or the two communions upon
any other basis than a strict conformity to
Lutheran doctrine and practice. •
THE BISHOPS’ DECLARATION'.
The declaration is the outcome of a move
ment started by the Protestant
Episcopal church in 1853 to heal
the divisions of Christendom, and to
more fully develop the Catholic idea of the
Christian church. A commission of Bishops
was empowered to confer with other Chris
tian bodies who were <lis[)osed to unite upon
a common basis. The commission, in con
formity with the terms of its apjioiiitment,
formally set forth and advocated certain
suggestions and recommendations intended
to accomplish the end sought for. In 1880
the bishops of the American church, moved
by appeals from Christians in foreign
countries, who were struggling to free
themselves from the usurpations of the
Bishop of Romo, set forth a declaration to
the effect that in virtue of the solidarity of
the Catholic Episcopate, it was the duty of
the episcopates of ali national churches hold
ing the Primitive Faith and Order, and of
their Bishops to protect in the holding of
that faith, and the recovering of that Order,
those who have been wrongfully deprived
of it, and thus without demanding a
rigid uniformity or the sacrifice of their
national traditions of worship and disci
pline, or of their rightful autonomy.
PLAN OF THE UNION.
In order to reunite the sundered parts of
Christendom, and for the protection and
encouragement of those who have with
drawn from Roman obedience, the Bishops
of the Protestant Episcopal church set
That their earnest desire is that the Sa
viour’s prayer, “That we all may be one,”
may, in its deepest and truest sense, be
That they believe that all who have boon
duly baptized with water in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost, are members of the holy Catholic
That in all things of human ordering or
human choice relating to modes of worship
and discipline, or to traditional customs,
the church is ready in the spirit of love and
humility to forego all preferences of her
That the church does not seek to absorb
other communions, but rather co-operating
with them on the basis of a common Faith
and Order, to discountenance schisms, to
heal the wounds of the body of Christ, and
to promote the Chanty which is the chief of
Christian graces and the visible manifesta
tion of Christ to the world.
THE BASIS PROPOSED.
The declaration affirms that Christian
unity can be restored only by the return of
all Christian communions to" the principles
of unity exemplified by the undivided cath
olic church, during the first ages of its ex
istence, holding those principles to tie the
substantial deposit of Christian Faith aud
Order committed by Christ and His apostles
to the church unto the end of the world,
and therefore incapable of being compro
mised or surrendered.
The declaration set forth as the inherent
parts of this sacred deposit, and therefore
as essential to the restoration of unity among
the d;vided branches of Christendom, the
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New
Testament as the revealed word of God.
The Nicene Creed as the sufficient state
ment of the Christian faith.
The two sacraments, Baptism and the
Supper of the Lord, ministered with unfail
ing use of Christ’s words of institution, and
of the elements ordained by Him.
The historic Episcopate locally adanted
to the methods of its administration to the
varying needs of the nations and peoples of
God into the unity of his church.
The House of Bishops expressed its grief
over the divisions which affiict the
Christian church, and declared its desire
and readiness, as soon as there f shall be any
authorized response to its declaration, to en
ter into conference with all Christian bodies
seeking the restoration of the organic unity
of the church.
THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT.
The committee in its re|>o t expressed
pleasure in having received th > declaration
and the letter of the Secretary of the con
vention, accompanying it. Jan l begged to
?ut on record the assurance that the
.utheran church is praying with renewed
and increasing earnestness that some
measure may bo adopted mos; speedily for
the reunion of the sundered parts of Christ
endom and that with its well known and
well defined principles of opposition
to anything like schisms, and with
a fe rveut ueslre that all who profess the
uarne of Christ might, in accordance with
His prayer, “be one.” The declaration con
taining such expressions, and coming from
so large and influential body of Christians,
the committee said, is a most cheering sign
that in the not very far distant future both
oommunions may see eve to eye, having
one faith, one Lord and baptism.
THE BASIS OK UNION
The committee agreed fully with the
Bishops in their affirmation that Christian
unity can be restored only by the return of
all Christians to the principles of unity ex
emplified by the undivided Catholic church
during the past ages of her existence, hold
ing these principles to lie the substantial
de osit of Christian faith and order com
mitted by Christ and His apostles to the
church, and, therefore, incapable of i eing
compromised or surrendered, but while
agreeing in this, the committee
failed to agree with the House of Bishops,
when they proceed to particularize the in
herent parts of the sacred deposit, and say
in their second proposition, “We believe the
Nioena creed to be a sufficient statement
of the Christian faith.” Upon this
point the committee reported that it. was
sufficient for it to say that in the Nicene
creed nothing is said of the total depravity
of man and the impossibility of salvation
except through faith in Christ. Other spec
ifications in the declaration the committee
complained are too uncertain, and capable
of too many constructions to be approved
FURTHER TREATY INVITED.
“By this answer,” it added, “we trust the
House of Bishops will not conclude that we
desire to treat with too little consideration
their overtures or to break off further com
munication or negotiation upon a
matter so desirable to be consum
mated. Our purpose is simply to
be frank which we believe will be appreci-
And while our purpose is not to sug
gest to the House of Bishops, we trust they
| will honor us for calling their attention to
j the fact that in the earlier years of the
I English reformation negotiations were in
j progress between Archbishop Cranmer and
j Bishop Fox and other English divines and
’ the fathers of the German reformation at
| Wittcnburg. on the basis of the Augsburg
j confession and the apology. These were in-
I temiptod by Henry VIIL, and we ask would
| it not lio most salutary and the proposed end
I reached, if these negotiations could lie re
I sumed at the points of interruption by the
Lutheran and Protestant Episcopal churches
I and the other bodies which have come out
I of the English church since that time.”
The committee recommended that the over
ture tie spread at large upon th' minutes of
the synod and that a copy of the report
upon it as the synod’s action, be transmitted
according to the request of the .Secretary of
the House of Bishops, ami with it the as
surance from the synod that it will labor
and pray for the desired union.
OPPOSED TO A UNION.
The committee reported that it was with
unfeigned pleasure that the communication
was received. Rev. Dr. Fox, of Southwest
Virginia, was pronounced in his opposition
to entertaining the overture, ana he ob
jected at once to indorsing the statement
that it was received with “unfeigned” pleas
ure. He could not agree, either, to the
proposition that the Nicene creed is a suffi
cient statement of the Christian faith. He
wanted the word “unfeigned" stricken out,
and the synod indorsed his suggestion.
Rev. Prof. Peschau suggested that if the
Episcopal Church would subscribe to the
Augsburg confession there might he s ome
hopes lor a union.
DR. SCHMUCKEIt’S PLAIN WORDS.
Rev. Dr. Schmucker, representative from
the General Council, considered the com
munication impertinent. The reading of it,
he said, aroused his indignation. Nme
tentlis of Protestantism reject the claim of
the Episcopate as essential to the church of
Christ. The House of Bishops considers
the Nicene creed sufficient, and asks that
tiie reformation be ignored. A more im
pertinent communication Dr. Schmucker
did not believe could have been sent out.
Its very propositions, lie said, shows that
the church from which it emanates is not
prepared for unity.
Rev. Dr. Horn," President of the Synod,
took the floor and spoke on the report. He
confessed that the communication did not
make upon him the same impression that it
did upon Dr. Schmucker. Asa matter of
fact he honored the feeling which prompted
the members of the House of Bishops in
setting forth, even if narrowly, a basis upon
whicn tiie Bishops would lie willing to unite.
The Lutheran church, he said cannot give
up tiie results of the Reformation.
The committee referred to the Episcopal
church as more nearly allied than any other
to the Lutheran faith. A debate arose
upon tills point and gradually drifted into
a general discussion of tho similarity be
tween the Episcopal and Lutheran doc
A COURTEOUS VIEW.
Maj. Meetze. in discussing the report, ex
pressed surprised at what he considered
an uncalled-for attack by Dr. Schmucker
upon the Episcopal ehnreh. He did not
consider that Dr. Schmucker’s statements
were founded on fact. Although firm in
his lielief in the doctrines and practice of
Lutheranism, he saw no reason why the
overture should not be received with
Dr. Holland, of South Carolina; Dr.
Brown,of the Holston Synod; Rev. Prof.
Konier, of Tennessee; Dr. Fox and Rev. Mr.
Miller, of South West Virginia: Rev. I)r.
Drelier, Rev. A. L. Crouse and Rev. J. E.
Bushnell, of Virginia; Rev. 8. T. Hallman,
of South Carolina; Rev. Prof. Peschau, of
North Carolina; Dr. Henkel, of Tennessee,
and half a dozen others took part in the
A part of the last item of the report, in
which tiie Committee recommended the
transmission to the House of Bishops of tho
assurance that the synod will labor and pray
for the desired union, was stricken out,
after a lengthy debate, and various amend
ments had been projiosed and rejected.
NOT DESIROUS OK A TREATY.
The disposition of the synod was to
treat the overture as a business proposi
tion and to dispose of it in a manner that
will not in any way convey the impression
that it was anxious to enter into a treaty
with the House of Bishops, or any other
denomination upon any such basis as that
proposed in the Bishops’ declation. An
effort was made to exclude the overture
from the minutes of the synod, but this
failed, and the report of the committee was
ordered transmitted to the Secretary of the
convention from which the overture ema
THE SEMINARY QUESTION.
The consideration of the report of the
Committee upon the Theological Seminary
occupied the rest of the day, with the ex
ception of a short time which was devoted
to otlier matters.
Tho committee earnestly urged that the
synod should at its present session seriously
consider the advisability of establishing a
general theological seminary.
1. “Because several of our district synods
in the exercise of tiie right of petition have
concurred in urging upon you such action.
2. “Because it is an abnormal condition
for a church in a settled State to be depend
ent upon outside resources for means of
3. “Because a seminary in our own midst
would develop a greater iuterest in the mat
ter of a supply of ministers from within the
4. “Because our present arrangement un
der which some are educated at Philadelphia,
some at Gettysburg, some at Conover, and
some at Newbury, cannot result otherwise
than in a ministry constantly becoming
more unlike in certain things and impairing
practical unity, and besides such a seminary
would send out men more truly of one mind
and spirit, more surely in sympathy in tho
common work before them and possessing
in a greater degree an important adaptation
for their field of labor.”
A COMMITTEE APPOINTED.
Mr. G. B. Cromer, of the South Carolina
synod, spoke at length and forcibly on the
report. Dr. Brown, Mr. Bushnell and Prof.
Peschau and others also spoke on the report.
Dr. Brown favored taking immediate steps
toward starting a seminary. The prevailing
sentiment was thatFwhile a theological semi
nary is needed it is not practicable just now.
A resolution authorizing the appointment
of a committee to report on the feasibility
of establishing a theological seminary now
was adopted. The following were appointed
on the committee; J. D. Shirey, Rev. L.
G. M. Miller, G. B. Cromer, Rev. V.R. Stick
ley, Rev. J. K. Handier,Rev. J. 1,. Derrick,
Rev. J. L. Elmore. Rev. Prof. J. S. ICoiner.
SYNODICAL STATISTICS. .
The report of the Committee on Minutes
of District Synods was read by Dr. Hol
land, of South Carolina. The rejiort con
tained the following statistics;
North Carolina Synod, organiz 'd 1803, 51
churches, 30ministers,5,442 communicants;
net gain during the year 271.
Georgia Synod, organized 1860, 18
churches, 8 ministers, 1,416 communicants.
Tennessee Svnod, organized in 1820, 09
churches, 80 ministers, 8,095 communicants.
South Carolina Synod, organized in 1824,
60 churches, 156 ministers, 0,384 communi
Virginia Synod, organized in 1829, 62
churches, 27 ministers, 4.700 communicants.
Southwest Virginia Synod, organized in
1842, 58 churches, 26 ministers, 3,110 com
Mississippi Synod, organized in 1855, 11
churches, 9 ministers, 481 communicants.
Holston Synod, organized in 1861, 36
churches, 14 ministers, 3,310 communicants.
Dr. Henkel submitted the report of the
committee upon the President’s report and
it was adopted.
Rev. H. P. Myers, Superintendent of the
Ascension Bible Society, addressed the
Synod at some length. He was listened to
with close attention. The Synod indorsed
Mr. Myers’ work and recommended him to
UA.ST NIGHT’S SESSION'.
Last night's session was taken up by the
debate upon the theological’soiniuury. The
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 1887.
synod convened at 8 o’clock and remained
in session until 10:30. and the debate had not
then been concluded. The matter will be
taken up again this morning.
There were more spectators on the floor
last night than there has been at any time
since the synod convened.
THE NEW JAIL BUILDING.
Experts Point Out Some of its Defects
Tho committee of experts appointed by
the County Commissioners to examine the
new jail reports that it find.! that the stone
ashler needs jointing up and some of the
sills need “throating.” Tho Portland ce
ment floor has no boards in many places,
and the brick walls in the prison are rough
and unsightly in their general appearance.
The galvanized iron cornice on the jail
building is not straight, and there are four
or five leaks in it. The flashing around
the main ventilator stands out about, one
inch, exposing the wood sheathing and catch
ing rain water. Tiie side sills of all the
windows in the residence should be pointed
up to prevent leakage. A coal bin is re
quired in the western basement.
The outside stuccoing is extremely rough
and imperfect, and it does not come up to
tho specifications, the ingredients being
poor and, inferior or improperly mixed.
The electric wire have not been run through
the speaking tubes as required by the speci
fications. The throats of the flues are too
narrow to give sufficient draught and pre
The committee recommends a thorough
test of the heating apparatus. It considers
the general plan of the jail good and well
adapted to this climate. The light is am
ple, the ventilation all that could be de
sired, and the prison safe and strong, but
the execution of the brick and stone work
is poor, rough and inferior.
The report was signed by Calvin Fay,
architect, John W. Williams, bricklayer,
B. It. Armstrong, mason, and A. J. Ayles
worth, carpenter, James MeGinley, carpen
ter, and P. H. Kieraan, tinsmith.
SAVED BY THE SIGNAL SERVxCE.
How the Truckers Depend Upon the
Bureau for Weather Reports.
The Signal Service comes in for a good
deal of round abuse whenever it slips up on
a prediction, but it has not occurred to the
general public yet that the service is or may
be of any practical value, but it is, even if
it does call for a cold wave when the ther
mometer mounts skyward once in awhile.
Mr. John Williams owns a truck farm
about three miles out on the Augusta road,
and he makes the signal service of great
value to him. Every morning, unless the
weather is settled, he calls
at the office to inquire what
the probabilities are, and although
he knows the signal service makes mistakes
he nevertheless needs its predictions and he
says he is the gainer bv it. During the past
few years he has saved $3,500 by protecting
his plants from unseasonable weather, and
he learned of the approach of bad weather
by calling at the signal office.
On Sunday Mr. Williams learned that
the cold wave that is now here was coming,
and he had all his hot beds closed that
night. He left word to have all the hands
ready next morning, and yesterday they
covered all the plants that would lie injured
by the cold wave, and they are now as
warm and comfortable as if the cold wave
was back in the far Northwest. Other
truck farmers could do the same thing and
save themselves any amount of money by
protecting their plants before bad weather
AT THE THEATRE.
Haverly’s Minstrels To-night and To-
Morrow Night’s Attraction.
Havcrly’s minstrels never go begging for
an audience. The company is one of the
most popular minstrel companies that comes
here. The sale of tickets began as usual
with a rush. Minstrelsy, in tho sense of a
company of vocalists traveling together for
the entertainment of the people, is, and
always has been, a very popular kind of
amusement. It seems to have more points
of contact with human sympathy than any
other kind of performance. Colored min
strelsy is essentially an American feature,
and has come into popular favor
since the war. From more or less
accomplished troupes of songsters the
art lias developed iu a multitude
of directions, finding a place for all branches
of the dramatic profession. It is probable
that the successful minstrel troupe of to
day has more objects of general interest
than any other kind of drama, and, as a
rule, these troupes draw better. Hav
erley’s this season lias many features which
have been added since the company has
been here. It will play here two nights, to
night and to-morrow night.
William Miller has not been at home as
much of late as Alice Miller, his wife,
thought he ought to be. He has been plead
ing business, and she believed him for
awhile, but then she doubted whether he
was doing such a rushing business as he pre
tended to bo doing, and she concluded to find
out what he was up to. She caught him on
State and West Broad streets, and as he
was not then engaged in a business that
was cither profitable or in accord with her
idea of his duty, she told him to go home.
William objected—in fact, refused —and his
better half resorted to brute force, and
while they were engaged in a good, straight
out fisticuff, a policeman came along, and
took them where Alice could have her
husband under the same roof with her, but
in a different ceil.
A Highwayman Run In.
Deputy Sheriff Si Basch yesterday', ar
rested a colored man named Charles Mil
ler, who is charged with knocking down and
robbing a merchant of Thomasville about
two months ago. After the robbery Miller
left TUomasvilie and went to Johnson sta
tion, where he has been at work ever since
in a turpentine still. He arrived here
yesterday morning and Deputy Basch ar
rested him and telegraphed to the Sheriff
of Thomasville, who wired back to hold him
as he had mailed the warrant.
Burglary at Tybee.
A burglary was committed on Tybee Is
land on Sunday night. The store of Peter
Smith was broken into and some money
and a number of articles, including cigars
and canned goods, were stolen. Suspicion
fell on a colored man named Joe Carter,
and bo was arrested by the Section Master
of the Tybee railroad. It is understood that
some of the goods were found on Carter,
and he is now held at Tybeo awaiting the
coming of an officer.
Storey Takes the Lantern.
The contest at tho Catholic Fair for the
lantern to be voted to the most popular con
ductor running out of Savannah, was de
cided last night. Mr. J. H. Storey, of the
Central railroad, received over 3,:>00 votes,
and Mr. 11. M. Law, of the Savannah,
Florida and Western, received 2,100 voces.
Asa Xmas present for a lady gentleman,
is an assortment of Colgate's unrivalle4
toilet soaps and perfumery.
Go to Theatre Friday and see how “Hig
gins” cures the countryman when the “Doc
tor” is out.
Anew assortment of Music Stands and
Cabinets just received iu time for our open
ing. L. &B.S. M. 11.
inkstands, Mirrors, Match Safes, Gongs,
Thermo criers. Toilet Cases, Watch Stands,
Ash Trays. Candlesticks. All make hand
some presents. L. &B. S. M. H,
| SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
j LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Dashes Here and Tcere by the News
Reporters Yesterday’s Happenings
Told in Brief Paragraphs—Pickings at
There was one arrest for larceny and
three for fighting yesterday,
f The Savannah Cadets will hold a special
j meeting to-night at their armory.
The annual renting of pews in the Inde
pendent Presbyterian church will take
place on Thursday.
The St. Andrews society will give its
137th anniversary supper at the Pulaski
house to morrow night.
The Rural Resort railroad was still pro
gressing yesterday. Bay street is being re
pa veil as the railroad force get through
with its work.
The passenger elevator in the Masonic
Temple which is to “raise” the brethren to
the “topmost pinnacle of the tempi*,” as
it were, is rapidly approaching completion.
Tho Young Men’s (Christian Association
has arranged with Mr. Henry Frith Wood
to give his illustrated lecture on “The
Growth of the Bald Spot” on Dec. 13, in
Odd Fellows’ Hall.
There were 153 failures in the United
States reported to Bradstreets last week,
against 223 $n the preceding week, and 204,
193, 271 and 228 in the corresponding weeks
of 1886, 1885, 1884 and 188(1.
An accident occurred on the Central rail
road at Rogers’station yesterday afternoon,
but it was not serious. The buffers were
broken off two freight cars, but the passen
ger trains were not delayed.
The Morning News’ artesian well had
reached a depth of 286 feet when the work
men “knocked off" last night. It is ex
pected that a good flow of water will be
struck tomorrow or the day after if no ac
cident happens to the machinery.
Henry Gatchell was found sleeping iu an
unoccupied building on Habersham and
Waldburg streets last night. The officer
thought that he might suffer from the ef
fect of the cold wave and start one of those
destructive fires, so he took him into the
barracks and gave him a warm bed.
Joe Benjamin was arrested last night for
sleeping in the shed of W. G. Ebbs, on
President and Randolph streets. Ebbs says
the tramps have stolen nearly a ton of hay
from him, and he is getting tired of them,
so he made an example of this one and lock
ed him up as a suspicious character.
Judge Adams, Solicitor General dußignon,
Col. R. E. Lester, Hon. Peter Meldrim and
W. W. Fraser, Esq., left yesterday morning
for Darien to hold the November term of
court. This is the last court on the circuit.
The next to be opened will bo the Superior
Court of Chatham county, which will con
vene Dec. 5.
Another of a series of concerts to be
given during the winter for the benefit of
the seamen will be given on Friday night.
The Chaplain of the Port Society, solicits
help in the way of refreshments of any
kind, and any who are willing to take part
in the concert will confer a favor by re
porting to him either by mail or in person.
George Hodges, of the Marshall House,
swore out a warrant against Mike Henessev
yesterday afternoon because of a difficulty
which they had last Saturday night in the
hotel. Henessey was not behaving in a way
that was satisfactory and Hodges insisted
that he should be more orderly. Henessey
became angry, and is said to have drawn a
knife on Hodges, who hit him with a spit
toon. They were separated, and Henessey
left the hotel. He was arrested yesterday
under the warrant, but gave bond.
THE WEATHER MAKES A BIG JUMP.
From Spring to Autumn in a Few
Hours—l he Cold Wave Here.
The cold wave which was predicted has
materailized,and within a few hours Savan
nah has jumped from balmy spring into
very late autumn, and winter will be here
this morning. The thermometer went up to
75" yesterday, but by 10 o’clock last
night it bad dropped to 53"
and the bottom seemed to have
fallen out, for it was still going down and
at a lively rate. By morning the whole of
the United States east of the Rocky moun
tains will be included within the limits of
the cold wave, which is one of the most ex
tensive on record, In the extreme north
west the mercury is huddling together in
the bu.b to keep warm and the
top of the silver thread only
reaches up to 2fi° below zero. From that
point there is a steady rise toward the east
and southeast. Tho South Atlantic States
were the warmest but they had caught only
the advance guard of the wave. The
barometer is nigh all over the country,
and it ranges from 30.40 to 30.70
inches everywhere except in the
southeast, where it is from 30.10 to 30.20
inches, but it is steadily rising. Tho wave
is moving rapidly, but it will probably re
quire several days for it to pass, even as it
has taken two to get here, and it has not
yet begun to show signs of weakening in
the Northwest, from whence it is coming.
Jack Frost Welcome.
As we do not want to neglect any one, we
just sent the old man an invitation to our
“Opening,” and knowing ho might be a
little touchy, and think perhaps he would
interfere with our Floral display, we organ
ized a wagon train and have the contents of
friend Oelschig’s greenhouses under our
roof, and tne floral display will come off
just as promised. L. & B. 8. M. H.
Being unable to reach in person each
party individually, I take this method of
extending my sincere thanks to those of my
friends and fellow citizens who have so
earnestly advocated my interests in the
matter of the Clerkship of the Superior
Court. lam very respectfully, etc.,
James K. P. Carr.
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Boys’ Hats, latest styles and prices, reason
able, at Nickels
Black, Nutt and Brown Stiff Hats, the
latest, at Belsinger’s, 24 Whitaker stroot.
Games of all kinds at L, & B, S, M, H.
THE CATHOLIC FAIR CLOSED.
The Votes Counted and the Awards
The Catholic Fair closed its doors last
night after a season of remarkablo success.
The hall was thronged during the entire
evening. The fair was a most pronounced
success financially, the ladies realizing for
the benefit of St. Patrick’s church over
$5,000. The votes for the prizes were count
ed last night, and the successful ones re
ceived the tokens of their popularity.
The following articles were rallied and
won: At Mikado booth, one case of soda
water, won by Miss Laura Houston; at Mrs.
Connelly ana Walsh’s table, a miniature
yacht, voted for and won by William
Moher; he received 20 i votes, J. McDonald
200><l and William Frain 121
A silver watch for the most popular boy
was won by William P. Walsh 761 votes,
Frank Gallagher 544, Frank Hart 532>5,
J. Gallagher 205, James Walsh 110 and
Mat Hanley 70.
The gold watch for the most popular
young lady was won by Miss May Hanley,
who received 1,801 votes, Miss Etta Winter
receiving 1,412; Miss Aggie O’Brien, 1,030;
Miss Mamie Rielly, 485; Miss Slav Palmar,
The lantern for the most popular conduc
tor of the Savannah, Florida and Western
ntid Central railroads was awarded to Mr.
James H. Storey, who received 3,312 votes,
and Air. U. Al. Law received 2,128’* votes.
At Mrs. John Sullivan's table a gold
watch, awarded to the most popular Boy,
was voted to John Keys, 500 votes; Daniel
Charlton received 427 votes, Johnnie O’Brien
132 votes, and A. Fernandez 28 votes.
The sword, for the most popular officer,
was awarded to Lieut. John T. Honan, Com
missary of the First Georgia regiment, he
receiving 215 votes, Lieut. E. J. Kennedy
17 votes, and Capt. Thomas F. Screven 42
At Mrs. Connelly and Mrs. Walsh’s table,
the following articles were won; A calf,
won by Mrs. J. J. McDonough j a silver set,
by Thomas J. O’Brien: a chair, by James
Mann ion; a library table, by J. M. Carolan;
a doll, by Miss Angie Sullivan; a cord of
wood, by M. A. Morrissey; a hand-painted
banuer,'by Miss Anna Jordan; a clock, by
Mrs. Julia Coffee; a silk umbrella, by Capt.
H. Blun; an album, by Mr. C. J. O'Byrne.
At Airs. John Sullivan’s table a barrel of
flour was won by Air. W. T. Farrell; two
dolls, the highest and lowest, by Messrs.
Daniel Hogan and S. W. Williams; a lam
brequin, by Airs. Garmany; a fancy cushion,
by Capt. H. Blun; pair of vases', by Miss
Alay Fitzgerald; sofa pillow, by Aliss Back
well ; set of toilet bottles, by Miss Mamie
Degnan; a ship, by Daniel Hogan, Jr.; a
doll, by Mamie A. Dair; a picture, by Miss
Camelia Piehon; a rifle, by R. F. Pepper.
At Mrs. Oireopely and Mrs. Berane’s table
one ton of cool was won by Air. J. R. Finn,
a plaque by Air. James Ward, a water set
by Aliss T. Smith, a sofa cushion by Miss
Angie O'Byrne, a shaving set by Air. P. L.
Constantine, a china tea set by Capt. L. G.
Young, a sideboard bv Air. E. J. Kennedy,
a mersehaum pipe by Miss Angie O.Byrne,
a set of silver spoons and forks by Mrs.
James H. Fleming.
The committee announces that the hall
will be open trom 10 to 12 o’clock to day to
deliver the prizes to the winners.
THE INDEPENDENT CHURCH.
Defended From Misconception and
Editor Morning News: Aly fixed resolu
tion to refrain from answering attacks upon
myself dees not apply to the case of public
misrepresentations to the injury of the
church which I have the honor to serve as
pastor. These misrepresentations have been
so profuse that instead of taking time to
contradict them in detail, I will rather
make a brief and authentic statement of the
The Independent Presbyterian church
w T as founded in the early days of the Colony
of Georgia, wtien as yet there was no local
Presbytery to which it could be attached.
It has never become attached to a Presbv
tery. It has never withdrawn from any. No
Presbytery has ever assumed to send it
ministers or has stood in the way of its
securing any minister whoso services it
desired. Its ministers have sometimes
been members of Presbytery, like the
venerable pastor emeritus, and sometimes
in good standing in other church relations,
like his eminent predecessor, Dr. Preston.
It is safe to say that the preposterous state
ment made about tho present pastor, that
he “belongs to no church,” has never been
true of any man who has held this position.
Its pastors from the beginning have been
clergymen of high and approved standing
in the churches of America
Thirty years ago next month this church,
seeking to fill the vacancy created by the
death of Dr Preston, was so happy as to
find in charge of the ancient Independent
Church in Liberty county the now aged and
infirm and tenderly cherished pastor emeri
tus. Neither his membership in the Pres
bytery, nor that of his later associates, has
been any hindrance to their entering the
service of this church; and on the other
hand, the church’s independence of the
governmental control of the Presbytery has
not hindered it from being generously help
ful to all good works in which the Presby
tery is interested.
The record of the proceedings, two years
ago, when, at Dr. Axson’sown request, pro
vision was made to relieve him of a burden
which he felt himself unable longer to bear,
is a noble and beautiful record of mutual
fidelity and love. Those four printed pages
are a sufficient answer to every impeach
ment of the honor of the church in this re
When, a little more than a year ago, the
church, moving with dignified deliberation,
sent its invitation to another minister to as
sumo the active duties of pastor, it was ac
companied with warm assurances of wel
come from the pastor emeritus. From that
day forward the two ministers and the ses
sion have wrought together in absolutely
unbroken harmony. So far as I remember,
every vote has been unanimous. Certainly
no utterance, or hint, or suspicion of a wish
on the part of the aged man has failed of
immediate consent on the part of the
At the end of twelve months the church
had to decide whether or not to renew its
invitation to the pastor for further service,
and by a very large majority it decided not
to do so. Rather a small matter, one would
think, to make “a national issue" of—the
fact that a Georgia parish concluded tiiat it
would like someone else for its pastor I
There have been allegations of unbecoming
conduct on tho part of individuals in regard
to that election; they may be true, for
aught I know. But I claim, with thank
fulness to God, that the conduct of the churcti
as a body has been calm, diguified and Chris
tian throughout—much as this statement
may disappoint and grieve the sort of
readers who search the morning papers
greedily for a tehanee to chuckle over un
worthy conduct in a church. ,
And uow one word as to the meeting of
yesterday ami the alleged “hopeless muddle”
of tho church. The resignation of Messrs.
Olmstead and Wakelee, instead of being an
act of pique mid anger, was, as every one
acquainted with these men must know, an
act of sober, conscientious judgment. It
has reference, not to differences in the late
election, but to facts reaching far back into
the past, and affecting the most sacred and
confidential duties that are imposed upon
the church by its divine Master and Head.
The consequent resignation of the remainder
of the session, instead of producing a “hope
less muddle,” simply illustrates the autonomy
of the church. After some hesitation and
difference as to the best time and method of
procedure, church accepts the resigna
-1 ions, makes vise and sufficient provision
for the interim, and adjourns in more hope
ful condition than for years before. The
church deserves none of the malicious or
blundering reproaches with which it has
been so pertinacton* 1 '* e-
I hnve said aut-mug oa —wuiUlUlUUe ot
act-usttuaus that have been circulated
against myself, publicly and privately. If
any are interested to know the truth about
them, they may come to me (if the}' are not
reporters) and be welcome to any infor
mation I can give them. But so far as con
cerns any effort of mine, my character
must take care of itself.
Leonard Wooi.kky Bacon.
Parsonage, Now 28, 1837.
Where the Ladles are Wanted.
AVomau’s sphere is to admire ana be ad
mired, and while we are not organizing a
mutual admiration society, we candidly be
lieve that our establish meat, in its holiday
array, affords a scene of fairy-like magnifi
cence seldom surpassed in this country. We
appeal specially to tho ladies—naturally
appreciative of the beautiful and artistic in
whatever shapo presented—to visit us and
inspect our super!) display. Diamonds and
precious stones of dazzling brilliancy and col
or, handsome Watches, Chains, Charms and
Rings, myriads of delicate conceits in valu
able ornaments, adorn our show cases. Rare
and handsome bric-a-brac, Lovely Bronzes,
and Statuary, meet the gaze on every baud.
Toilet Sets, Tea Sets and varied results
of the artisan’s skill in Silverware for use
ful and ornamental purposes line our
shelves, while from every nook and corner
tempting articles of virtu, ami the thousand
and one objects that are found in n com
plete jewelry establishment claim atten
tion and admiration. We have spared no
pains to render our stock a model one this
season, and as our motto is onward and up
ward, fair and honest dealing in the future,
as in the past, will be the foundation of our
ambition. We claim to be the “Tiffanys"
of Savannah, and this claim must be up
held. We ask a visit from the public gener
ally, and there is no obligation to buy what
AI. Stkrnbkro, 157 Broughton street.
A Grand Floral and Art Show.
Our counters groan under the weight of
thousands of beautiiul and useful articles,
too many to commence to enumerate, so
come and see them. Our Flower Show is
worth an admission; it costs nothing. In
fact, if you will treat the Art display prop
erly, you will make money, as well as enjoy
the treat. Remember, all goods marked in
plain figures, and all are bargains. L. &B.
8. M. H.
Comedy, pathos and songs, Theatre Fri
Health and Comfort.
In all ages and countries the foot has re
ceived as much attention as any other por
tion of the human body. It should be as
well dressod and as well cared for as the
hand. The problem now is, how fashion
ably to cover it, preserving its beauty and
its health. The covering to be of good qual
ity and good workmanship , hence having a
durability equal to any. The problem is
solved. A. S. Cohen, 139k' Broughton
street, finds no difficulty in fitting his cus
tomers. Persons living out of the city can
have an accurate fit by sending the size and
width of tho shoe usually worn. All grades
and styles are to be found in this establish
ment, where is kept Solid Comfort Shoes,
combined with style and beauty.
Don't neglect to examine our immense
assortment of Framed Pictures, Oil Paint
ings, etc., which are all for sale and prices
in plain figures. L. &B. S. AI. H.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and
Blast Broad streets. • Telephone No. 77.
The finest and most stylish Dress Silks
Woolen Dress Goods and Trimmings of all
kinds can be had at Weisbein’s at low prices.
Handsome Shopping Bags, rich and ele
gant Purses, Pocketbooks and Card Cases
at L. & B. 8. M. H.
A twelve-pleat linen front unlaundried
Shirt, a 1 quality, worth sl, at only 50c. at
CHINA AND BRONZE GOODS.
A Reminder to Those in Search of Wed
Read over this list and see if anything
strikes your fancy:
Fine China in cases, real Cut Glass,
Bronze and Bisque Statuary, Japanese Pot
tery, Antique Terra Cotta, Hungarian and
Flemish Vases. We could go on for a whole
column, but, never mind, call and see the
goods themselves, we think you will be
pleased at Crockery House of
Jas. S. Silva & Son,
140 Broughton street.
Our Stationery Department
Is a feature. We sell the best Box of Sta
tionery for 10 cents ever offered by any one.
Contains 24 sheets good writing paper and
24 envelopes to match, all packed in hand
some box. Try us. L. &B. S. AI. H.
Read of the many bargains that are
offered at Weisbein’s Bazar. The bargains
there can’t be beat. Be sure and go there.
A Bargain in Every Purchase,
Is the rule of tho “Famous,” northeast cor
ner Congress and Whitaker streets. We
hold out no inducements in one article we
sell, and then charge more on another to
make up. Positively every purchase
made of us is a bargain, whether it is in
Clothing, Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Trunks or Umbrellas. How can we
do so! Plain enough. Two of the firm are
constantly on the lookout in New York for
goods in our line, with the ready cash, buy
ing only at the lowest prices, manufactur
ing all the clothing there, thereby saving
to our patrons the retailer s profit, which is
at least $2 50 to $5 00 on a suit or overcoat.
Beside that, it enables us to have our cloth
ing made up and trimmed better than ordi
narily done by manufacturers, as we make
them up for our own sale, and strive to have
our customers pleased, not only when they
purchase, but also in the wearing of thie
garment. We are thankful for the patron
age received, and can thank ourselves for
receiving so much of it, by giving the good
quality of Clothing for such low prices.
Amateur Photographers’ Outfits make
nice presents for boys. We have them at
all prices. L. &B.S.M. H.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R, B. Cassels, corniy Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Infants' Kid Button with tassel, a bargain at
50c., at Nichols’.
We take pleasure in recommending Heelc
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.
Ladies’ Imperial French Kid Button, best in
the city at $2, at Nichols’.
All the leading E. &. W. Collars, at Bel
singer’s, 21 Whitaker street.
Nichols has Ladies' Button Shoes, all widths,
A, B, (.. 1), and E, prices $2 (30 to £6 ,V).
Stiff Hats just out at Belsineer’s 24
This will be a memorable week in Ladies’
and Children’s Garments, such as Wraps
'N Jackets, etc., at Weisbeiu’s. Rea.'
Children's and Misses' Button Sbo-s i h.
and spring heel, cheap at ?1, at NicW.
LUDDEN * BATES S. M. R.
_(! I 0
WEDNESDAY MORNING. Nov. BOth. at S
' ’ o’clock, we expect to open our doors to our
friends and the public generally, and wa hereby
extend to all a pressing and earnest invitation
OUR bECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY
We have mailed several thousand invitation*
to this our ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPENING
and while we may have slighted some it will
not he intentional, and we ask any who do not
receive one of our invitations and may desire
same that they will either call on us In person
or that they send us word, when we will aVonca
mail to their address or to any of their friend*
whom they may want personally invited.
WHY HO WE HAVE OPENINGS ?
Rather a pertinent question, but it is asked us
so often that we have decided to give the secret
away, and we answer plainly: That it pays us
it enables us to show to tho largest number of
people in the least time our entire stock of
goods. It also profits the public to attend these
openings, as we have many articles in our stock
of novelties and luxuries that cannot be dupli
cated; it affords the entire public an eoual
chance, an opportunity of looking, pricing and
if they desire, of buying. ’
Attractions This Year.
Grand Floral Display
A. C. Oelschig.
- FANCY GOODS,
LEFr HAND, RIGHT HAND.
ARTIST MATERIAL STATIONERY
Italian Orchestra Afternoon and Eycdm
Goods on inspection all for sale. Prices
marked in plain figures. No deviation.
We will cheerfully lay aside for delivery pre
vious to Dec. 24th for all responsible bona fide
purchasers any goods selected.
Don’t Forget Our Invitation.
You and your friends are cordially invited.
FURNITURE AND CARPETS.
IN all the fashionable WOODS, MAHOGANY.
ANTIQUE OAK, CHERRY and WALNUT
for Parlor, Bedroom. Dining-Room, Hall 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
PRICES and IMMENSE TRADE, warrant the
assertion that we can please all who will favor
us with a call.
A. J. Miller & Co.’s
148,150 and 152 BROCGHTON ST.
CHAS. A. COX,
46 BARNARD ST., SAVANNAH, GA.,
GALVANIZED IRON CORNICES
TIN ROOFING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
The only house using machinery in doin#
Estimates for city or country work promptly
Agent for the celebrated Swedish Metallic
Agent for Walter's Patent Tin Shingles.
'T’HIS is to certify that Mr. W. H. WOLFF
I- has done both piano tuning and repairing
for me, all of which lias proven entirely satis
’ factory, and I take pleasure In recommending
him as a reliable piano tuner and repairer.
[Copy.] LEO. W. MEHRTENS.
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
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