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SCARED INTO OLD AGE.
REMARKABLE CHANGE WROUGHT
IN A PEW MINUTES.
The Perilous Position of a Western
Pioneer Turns His Hair a Snow White
A Startling Incident of the War
With the Sioux rndians in 1870.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
There are few persons who are really
aware of one of the leading causes which
prolonged the Sioux war of 1876. and that
Jed to the massacre of Custer and his brave
little hand of soldiers on the banks of the
Little Big Horn. History, in attempting to
t race up the different causes which lod to
this result, though endeavoring to give rea
sons, has apparently omitted to mention
one of the prime causes of the conflict, and
in groping for such information the reader
is generally left in obscure darkness. It is
strange, too, that tins chief event, which
evidently precipitated war so much earlier
than it would otherwise have occurred,
seems to have been either overlooked or
neglected by the historian, and consequently
a large portion of some of the most impor
tant and interesting events of those times
has passed by unnoticed or only treasured
up by those who participated, possibly to
appear at some future time, or perchance
be forgotten altogether.
Among the hardy and most courageous
pioneers of Montana was Paul McCormick,
now a resident of Junction City, that Ter
ritory, and a merchant of considerable
wealth and influence. His wife is an East
ern lady, handsome and intelligent, and
withal a rare beauty and extremely youth
ful in appearance. But what most strikes
the eye of the stranger on catching sight of
Air. McCormick ami his lovely wife is that
the apparent difference in their ages is
quite a matrimonial anomaly, the former’s
hair and whiskers lieing snow white, while
the latter's hair is jet black and glossy, and
she possesses such fresh and rosy features
as to be easily mistaken for a young maiden
of sweet sixteen instead of the better half
of a man whose head indicates 70 or 80
winters. Nevertheless Mr. McCormick’s
face has a bright, healthy look, and if you
will observe closely y u will perhaps dis
cover that his features do do not really in
dicate more than a few years past HO. Still,
on first impression you are far more in
clined to exclaim to yourself, “What a pity
to marry a man old enough to be her grand
Paul McCormick was one of the foremost
pioneers of Montana, arriving there from
New York some time during IB6o,when buta
young man in his “teens,” and late from
college. His parents were not only wealthy
and highly respected, but the father was
considered one of the most influential men
in the city' in which he resided. The son
early displayed an uncommon love of ad
venture, which Mr. McCormick endeavored
in various ways to appoaso, but apparently
all his efforts were in vain, for Paul gave
up a most desirable position to accept a
clerkship with a Sioux Indian agent not
far from Fort Bufort, on the Upper Mis
souri river, arriving at the new location
some time early in the summer of the year
Here he remained two years when, on re
ceiving a more remunerative offer at Fort
Benton, the head of steamboat navigation
on that river, he gave up his former position
and proceeded thither. Shortly afterward,
however, he drifted to Alder Gulch or Vir
ginia City, there being at that time much
excitement in consequence of the gold dis
coveries. From Alder Gulch he went to
“Last Chance” or Helena, and later reached
Bozeman. These settlements were then the
only ones of any importance within the
daring energy of McCormick and a few
other individuals who at Bozeman con
ceived the idea <jf an outlet east and through
the Indian country, then in possession of the
It was a desperate undertaking and fraught
w ith the most serious perils, as that entire
section was then swarming with hordes of
hostile savages ready to pounce upon and de
stroy Bny whites who might attempt to cross
or invade these domains. Nevertheless,
this did not deter these daring pioneers
from the enterprise, nnd accordingly two
boats were hastily constructed at Benson’s
Landing, which, after being loaded with
goods, provisions, arms and ammunition,
floated leisurely down the Yellowstone to
nn unknown destination. These boats were
manned by over forty brave and sturdy
pioneers, but this did not prevent several
accidents, the voyage being one of great
peril, ow ing to the inexperience of the pilots
and the dangers attending navigation, the
course in this river being frequently very
swift and rapid.
.Signs of Indians often became visible to
our adventurers. But it was not until they
hail reached the vicinity of Pompev’s Pil
iar*tliat they realized their great danger.
Here they discovered that the country was
swarming with the enemy, and on coming
to me conclusion that it would be impossible
to proceed very much further without in
clining great risk of not only losing their
property hut their lives also, at length
agreed to make a landing and build some
kind of protection for defence. Accord
ingly they effected a landing on what is
now- Capt. AVoolfolk’s ranch, one mile be
low the present post office of Etchetah.
Here they felled trees and after weeks of
labor built a fort ‘225 feet square, which
they named Fort Pease, in honor of Major
Pease, one of the most prominent outfitters
of the expedition. This fort when com
pleted was o x> of the strongest fortresses in
Montana, and sa -i this gallant little band
from annihilation, as well as serving to
arouse the Sioux in a most bloody conflict.
For two days or more from the commence
ment of the erection of the fort the Indians
were apparently nonplused with surprise at
the boldness of the aggressors landing on
their reservation. Still, they refrained
during this time from molesting the party
of whites. After that, however, for weeks,
and even months, the garrison was in a
constant state of siege, a portion of the in
mates acting as sentries or skirmishers on
the outskirts, while the balance built walls
and blockhouses, digging pits and trenches
until the fort wascompletod. It was strongly
built, being surrounded by a high stockade
of timber and having blockhouses and cov
ered ways in the interior. Besides a full
supply of the most modern • firearms the
pioneers had also brought along with them
a small sir-pound cannon. The latter, how
ever, was of but little practical service, ex
cept to make a noise and waste gunpowder.
After being besieged in Fort Pease for
some time it became evident to our adven
turers that further supplies of provisions,
etc., would lie necessary to hold out against
the besiegers, and it was therefore deemed
important that someone of these daring
iiioueers should volunteer to run the gaunt
et and secure not only an ample supply of
provisions and ammunition, but reinforce
ments also. It was 600 miles to Bozeman,
the nearest place of relief, and over a lonely,
wild country infested with savages, but
Paul McCormick cheerfully volunteered to
tho dangerous trip alone. Leaving
the fort by dusk and traveling mostly by
night, in ten days lie was at Bozeman and
secured not only plenty of necessaries for
the garrison, but organized quite a little
company of recruits, and with the stealth
of wild animals they slipped down t|ie river
and succeeded in gaining the fort without
any loss. Soon after it was found necessary
that another trip should be made and ugain
McCormick passed through the Indian line
alone and returned again in safety. Then
he at various times slipped out of the fort
by night and, after killing a deer or an elk
the next duy at some great distance off,
would return in the same manner to hupply
the inmates with fresh ve lison. Ho daring
were his feats that his companions had con
cluded that he was in flaality insensible to
It would take a very large volume to re
late all the ex[ieriences of this brave little
band of heroes and commemorate their
many sufferings and privntioijs, end how
that their heroism, reaching Washington,
enlisted the sympathies of tne government.
which at once dispatched thither troops and
rescued them, and eventually, at a later
period, brought about a termination of the
Sioux war, resulting in the opening up for
settlement by tho whites the entire Yellow
One evening, after nearly a week’s cessa
tion of firing oy the Indians on Fort Pease,
and none of them having been seen in the
vicinity of the fort for days, McCormick
told some of his companions that he pro
posed to venture out early in the morning
on horseliack and ascertain if there were
really any Indians still in that locality. His
friends warned him of the danger, nut ho
scouted their warnings and persisted so de
terminedly that they gave up in despair,
intimating loudly that they would never
see hint again alive.
True to his determination, the next morn
ing found him ready for the trip. One of
his comrades, realizing the risk McCormick
would undergo alone, volunteered to accom
pany him, and at the first approach of day
light the gate was opened and the two
horsemen quietly departed, the ominous
warning of their companions still ringing
in their ears. Proceeding lip and down the
valley, which is here a wide bottom, they
failed to discern tin- slightest signs of In
dians, and accordingly came to the conclu
sion that tho Sioux hud abandoned the siege.
Before returning, however, curiosity lod
them to make a reeonnoissance to a coulee
which came down from the foothills and,
while passing along this shallow coulee,
McCormick’s companion remarked that he
saw something liko the tracks of Indians in
the sand only a short distance away and
begged M cCormick to come and see.
Jqfst at that moment a whole swarm of
savages rose up from behind the sage brush
and emptied a volley from their rifles. The
distance was less than twenty feet, but evi
dently the aim of the Indians was very
Soor, owing to their haste and excitement.
IcCormick’s companion was badly wounded
and his horse, instead of making for the
fort, rushed among tho savages and the
rider was, of course, lost. McCormick,
however, wheeled his own horse toward the
fort and dashed back in the greatest haste,
being surrounded by the red devils, who
seemed to rise up out of the earth on all
sides. McCormick being mounted on a fine
chargor quickly passed the Indians on foot,
but was suddenly confronted by two Indian
horsemen, who in some unaccountable man
ner got between him and the fort.
McCormick’s horse, being very swift, ena
bled him to pass one of them, though the
Indian gave him a Terrible blow on the
shoulders, his rifle having been emptied
when McCormick was approaching. The
other horseman was now across his path
and waiting his turn, but lieing under con
siderable excitement his gun, though so
close to McCormick’s face that his flesh was
Ailed with powder, ’ failed to do any harm,
and the occupants of the fort, having heard
the firing, now rushed out to protect their
comrade, and one of the Indians was shot
and his scalp taken. But, poor McCormick.
His terrible scare during that brief space of
time had nearly unnerved him. Never was
there exhibited a more awful picture of
fright than was portrayed on his counte
nance on reaching the stockade. Hair erect,
pale as a ghost, he quaked with such fear
that he could not for a long time give any
account of his adventure. In fact, he pre
sented a pitiable spectacle and did not fully
recover his senses for weeks. But the
strangest affair of the whole occurrence
was that his hair and whiskers, which had
been of a jet black color and glossy in ap
jiearanoe, during that ten minutes of peril
became as white as the driven snow and the
stranger could now easily mistake him for
TWO ANCIENT STATESMEN.
They Have Places on the Hudson and
in the Metropolis.
New York, Dec. 3. —There are two re
tired statesmen of the old school yet living
in this city who are rarely before the public
now r adays, but who are occasionally to be
met with in the society of fortune and
fashion. I refer to Hamilton Fish, who is a
Republican, and John Bigelow, who is a
Democrat. You may see Mr. Fish on Sun
days at St. Mark’s Episcopal church, of
which he is one of the pillars, and you may
happen to see Mr. Bigelow at the Rev. Mr.
Howard's Swedenborginn church, in t tie doc
trines of which he is a believer. Both of
these ancient statesmen are wealthy; both
have heirs with political proclivities, and
both are enriched with two generations of
posterity. Both of them, in addition to
their city establishments, have estates on
the Hudson—Mr. Bigelow's being adjacent
to West Point, and Mr. Fish’s just opposite
to it, on the other side of the river.
Hamilton Fish, who is now an octogena
rian, was Governor of the State of New
York forty years ago, and was a member of
Congress eight years before that time. His
last public service was as a member of
President Grant’s Cabinet, in which he held
the office of Secretary of State for both of
Grant’s terms, and as such negotiated the
treaty of Washington. In looking at the
veil, cable Mr. Fish, who appears hale as he
takes an airing on Second avenue, near his
residence, in Seventeenth street, one’s
memories are carried liack to the early time
of our republic, in the establishment of
which his father rendered distin
guished services as a colonel
in the revolutionary army under George
Washington. Mr. Fish is yet full of the
reminiscences of those days which clus
tered round his father's fireside, and they
seem as fresh to him as when he heard them
in the little city of New York in the early
years of the century. The aged statesman
suffered a heavy shock a few months ago in
the death of his wife, an event which oc
curred soon after the celebration of their
golden weliding, in the company of t wenty
three of their children and grandchildren.
He is a mellow old gentleman, full of dig
nity, and not destitute of geniality.
John Bigelow is a septuagenarian, having
passed the three score anil ton milestone a
few days ago. But he is yet very fresh in
spirit, and it is not hard to indyce him to
take his alpenstock and join you in climb
ing the mountain ridges that rise over his
estate on the Hudson. It is between forty
and fifty years since he first held office under
the State government; liis most important
public service was rendered as Minister to
France about the period of the close of the
war, though, after that time, when his
friend, Samuel J. Tilden, was Goveruor
of New York, lielield the place of Secretary
of State at Albany. Mr. Bigelow is a man
of great literary ability; he |Kissed many
years of his life in New York journalism,
and his name is to be found on the title
page of half a dozen books, not the least
valuable of which is the life of Benjamin
Franklin in three volumes. His four daugh
ters are as famous for their beauty and ac
complishments as his wife was in ot her days.
It is pleasant in the hurly-burly of the
city to meet two such dignified statesmen
of the olden times as John Bigelow and
Hamilton Fish. John Swinton
Detectives Guarding Chamberlain.
Washington Correspondence New York Sun
The English representatives in the Cana
dian Fisheries Commission, especially Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, are accompanied to
this city by a squad of Pinkerton's de
tectives, four in number. A friend of Mr.
Chamberlain says that the distinguished
Englishman does not fear any violence;
nevertheless the British Minister has em
ployed Pinkerton’s men to keep a faithful
attendance upon him, sleeping or waking,
wliil i in tho United States. At night one
of tl eso detectives guards his sleeping apart
ments. When he goes to his meals, which
he invariably insists shall be served in tlie
public dining-room, the Pinkerton agents
occupy seats at an adjoining, table until he
has finished. They are always armed, and
when he goes out for a wnlk or a drive they
are always near him. When in his private
apartment oil callers upon Mr. Cbumnerlain
or any member of bis jiarty are cautiously
questioned and observed by a Pinkertonian,
who stands sentry at the foot of the stair
Misses’ and Children’s School Shoes, the
best in the city, at lowest prices, at Rosen
heim’s Shoe Store.
TTTE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1887.
GEN. H. R. JACKSON’S PAMPHLET.
It Contains the Thurman Jackson Con
troversy and an Interesting Preface.
Gen. Henry R. Jackson has published a
pamphlet, which contains his Macon speech,
ex-Senator Thurman’s attack upon him and
other documents. The following is tho
preface to it:
The purpose of this pamphlet is to enable
me to distribute correct copies of the fol
1. My remarks to the “Confederate Vete
rans,” at Macon, Oct. 26.
2. My interview with the editor of the
Atlanta Constitution , touching those re
marks, published on the morning of Oct. 211.
3. The attack made upon me by ex-
Senator Thurman, at Columbus, 0., on the
evening of Nov. 6.
4. My note, evoked by that attack, ad
dressed to the Atlanta Constitution, Nov.
5. Judge Thurman’s communication of
Nov. 10 to the Associated Press.
6. My open letter to him of the same
It is proper to state that my letter was
not written “several days” before its pub
lication, as was erroneously telegraphed by
the Associated Press. Not a word of it was
jienned until his failure to make prompt re
cantation of his slanderous charges had sat
isfied me that he was not the man I had
taken him to be, and that no retraction
worthy of a generous, or even conscien
tious nature, would ever come from him.
That I did not err in this conclusion has
now been made manifest by bis failure to
take any notice whatever of my letter,
which, as appears from a registry return
receipt of the United States post office, was
placed in Ills hands on Nov. 14. This, in
connection with tho dosing sen
tences of his communication to the
Associated Press. establishes the
fact that, with the fullest light before
him, he adheres, in cold blood, to the “bitter”
calumnies he uttered against me “in his
brief and off-hand address;" not even re
pudiating or qualifying the vulgar words iu
which he clothed them. He has thus re
vealed the mortifying truth that a man
may rise to reputation in the Federal Senate
who, by a chance exposure of his real na
ture, must forfeit the respect of the decent
and the just.
For what just man, who reads my letter
to him, will hold me to lie “not only an
enemy of the Democratic party, but of the
whole country,” because of anything 1 said
in my Macon speech? What intelligent
man, North or South, can question for a
moment that I uttered the convictions of
every Southron who has not pleaded, in his
own heart, for himself or his ancestry,
“Guilty of treason and murder!”
Where is the human imagina
tion fertile enough to conceive of
an occasion which shall imperatively
call for the utterance of those convictions —
assuming that they are ever to lie uttered—
if the circumstances surrounding me, and
the audience before me, at Macon, did not
create it? The man who is false to his con
victions wheti they involve the truth of
history, and, with it, the honor of his State,
his family and himself, even though it be by
simple suppression, when occasion gives to
silence all the significance of open denial
without its boldness, must feel himself
sink upon the scale of conscious lieing.
What is true of the individual must
needs be true of the social aggregation. The
history of Georgia may be nothing to the
world; but to her people it is everything.
It involves their honor! The sad fate of a
people dead to their honor is but a common
place in the annals of the w orld, and might
be forcibly illustrated from the condition,
to-day, of certain peoples in Europe. Sink
ing the past and future in the present;
yielding to the lead of the vena! time-server,
who eclipses the sun with the acorn of self
hold close to the eye, they become, unawares,
the condemned and oppressed of mankind.
That the world should be full of clashing
convictions cannot degrade conviction it
self. If convictions be honest Truth must
emerge triumphant from the clash. Nor
does the possession, or the utterance, when
occasion demands it, of strong convictions
preclude a hearty respect for the counter
convictions of others. Where is the South
ern man. of active thought and forceful
emotion, who will venture to say that, had
he lieen born in the heart of New England,be
would not have been au Abolitionist of
the sternest sect —holding that any Com
paq, recognizing property in human flesh.
Is " crime against God, annulling itself?
Where is the man, North or South, ob
servant and thoughtful, who will question
the proposition, that, had the Puritans
landed on the banks of Janies river, and the
Cavalier and the Huguenot on Plymouth
Rock, the problem of African slavery would
have worked itself out to the same practical
results? Are we not all unconsciously to
ourselves, the creatures of circumstance? The
workings of circumstance and the convic
tion of men are the property and agencies
of invisible power. He that is false to the
latter, or callous to the charity which must
ever spring from a proper appreciation of
the effects of the former, cannot be fully
alive to his moral or his social duty. What
union between men or States can be per
manent, or desirable, w-hich does not rest
upon the basis of mutual confidence? And
of what elements can such basis be success
fully built, if not of honest convictions free
ly spoken, and patient charity for honest
error born of circumstance? 1 rejoice in the
belief that African slavery, the only cause
for serious disturbance, removed forever,
such a union has been restored—nay! more
than restored! —to the great American
sisterhood of States. The armies which
may rally hereafter under “the old flag,” to
defend it from aggression, come when or
where it may, will contain no hearts more
loyal or devoted than now beat in the
bosoms of all true Southern men.
ON RAIL AND CRQ3BTIE.
Local and General Gossip In Railway
General Manager Haines, Traffic Manager
Owens, and General Freight and Passenger
Agent Hardee, of the Savannah, Florida
and Western railway; General Manager
Belknap, Traffic Manager Shellman and
General Passenger Agent Charlton, of the
Central railroad, left last night for New
The following have organized the Atlantic
and Western railroad of Florida: E. R
Chapman, John G. Moore, Samuel Thomas,
Calvin S. Brice, H. W. Cannon and Edward
Tusk, of New York, and Dexter Hunter, of
Jacksonville, Fla. The Atlantic and West
ern takes control of the entire property of
the Blue Springs road, and will in a short
time extend its line about fifty miles to the
westward to Tavares.
The Central and Southern division of the
Pullman Palace Car Company havo lieen
consolidated into one grand division. Col.
Janies Martin, one of the most courteous
and efficient railroad men in this country,
who has been in the Pullman service for sev
eral years as the Superintendent of the
Southern division of that company, with
headquarters at Cincinnati, 0., has been
placed in charge of the consolidated divis
ions, which will hereafter be knowh as the
“Central division.” Col Martin’s head
quarters will be in Philadelphia, Pa. It is
probable that Mr. Pullman's recent South
ern tour shaped this consolidation. The
Pullman organization is materially strength*
ened by this arrangement.
Anew time schedule will go into effect
to-day on the Brunswick and Western rail
road by which the Ty Ty route will make
a double daily connection between Cincin
nati and Jacksonville, aiul with trains leav
ing Waycross at 10 o’clock a. m. and 10:10
j p. m. for Albany and arriving at Waycross
[ at 4:28 a. in. and 9:47 a. m., making direct
; connections with Savannah, Florida and
i Western trains north and south. Tho
, Iwimswiek and Western will continue its
! connections to and from Savannah for
i Brunswick, leaving Brunswick 0:25 a. m.,
arriving in Savannah at noon, and leaving
I Savannah at 7:01 a. in., arriving iu Bruns
, wick at 1:18 p. m., nearly six hours ahead
of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
| for tho Savannah News aud mail.
Shall It be Celebrated in a Way
Worthy of tne Occasion?
Editor Morning News: On the second
day of the next month (January, 1888,) the
State of Georgia will be one hundred years
old as a State. In absolute reality the
United States government is not one hun
dred years old, though its centenmal was
celebrated at Philadelphia on the 17th day
of last September.
It is true in 1787 “a convention was called
in Philadelphia to r- vise the Articles of
Confederation.” It is also true that upon
the 17th day of September of that year the
present constitution was adopted; but it
was not to go into effect until nine of the
thirteen States had held conventions and
ratified the constitution. This ratification
was not made by nine States until the fol
lowing year, 1788, aud grand old Georgia
was the fourth State to do so, and she did
so with a unanimous vote.
But though eleven of the thirteen States
had ratified when the year 1788 closed the
government did not go into o|ieratiou until
1789. Gen. George Washington was elected
President in 1788, but was not inaugurated
until April 30, 1789.
The following shows when each State
In 1787—Delaware, Dee. 7, Pennsylvania,
Dec. 12, New .Jersey, Dec. 18.
In 1788—Georgia. Jan. 2, Connecticut,
Jan. 9, Massachusetts, Feb. 6, Maryland,
April 28, South Carolina, Mav 23, New
Hampshire. June 21, Virginia, June 25, New
York, July 26.
In 1789—North Carolina, Nov. 21.
In 1790—Rhode Island, May 29.
It will lie set i that Georgia was not only
the first of the Southern States to the
Union, but she is the senior of New York
and of the four of the New England States,
which belonged to “the old thirteen.”
It seems to me fitting, therefore, Mr.
Editor, that Georgia should have a centen
nial. The year and the day is propitious,
for the second day of January, 1888, will
lie a legal holiday, New Year’s day falling
upon Sunday. I also believe that Savan
nah should be the city iu tho State in which
to celebrate our one hundredth birthday, as
a State, for it was in Savannah the consti
tution was ratified, and it was at Savannah
that Georgia was settled in 1733, the year
after Gen. Washington was born. It is a
little late to urge this, I know, but better
late than never. “Where there’s a will
there’s a way,” and in three or four weeks
the press and people of Georgia can accom
plish much. Fontaine.
Macon, G 0.., Dec, 4, 1887.
Special indications for Georgia:
RAIN Rain, followed by colder, clearing
I weather, winds becoming fresh to
brisk northerly, with a cool wave
in southeast portion, and a cold wave in
Comparison or mean temperature at Savan
nah, Dec. 4 1887, and the mean of same day for
| Departure Total
Mean Tempera-tors from the Departure
for 15 years Dec. 4, 'B7. -|-or Jan. 1,1887.
54.0 | 59.0 -|- 6.0 <so9 0
Comparative rainfall statement:
„ _ Departure Total
Mean Dajlyj Amount f rom the Departure
Amount for, for M ,, au Since
16 Years. , Dec. 4, 'B7. of _ Jan 18gr
I M .lO —13.61
Maximum., temperature —, minimum tom
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time!
was ti 0 feet—no change during the past
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Dec. 4, 9:38 p. at- city time.
Portland 401 S Cloudy.
Boston 401 S Cloudy.
Block Island 46; S Cloudy.
New York city ... 48(8 E Cloudy.
Philadelphia 48SE Cloudy.
Detroit 36 W Cloudy.
Fort Buford 2 W .. .30 Clear.
St. Vincent 6 W Clear.
Washington city.. 50 S .. Cloudy.
Norfolk 48 S 61.... Fair.
Charkitte 56 S ..j— Cloudy.
Titusville 60 NW |....; Fair.
Wilmington 56 8 E 10, Cloudy.
Charleston 58.S E 6.. . Fair.
Augusta 62! 8 Cloudy.
Savannah 561 E Fair.
Jacksonville 60j N Fair.
Cedar Keys (
Key West 70 N E 8... Cloudy.
Atlanta 58 8 W 6 .12 Raining.
Pensacola 64 S 16 .SOißaining.
Mobile 62 N .. 12 Raining.
Montgomery ... . 60S ElO 1.01 [Raining.
Vicksburg 58! N .. Fair.
New Orleans 62; E ..20!Cloudy.
Shreveport 54j N ..[ Clear.
Fort Smith 42 N E ..!. .. [Clear.
Galveston 66 N E 6 1 (M Raining.
Corpus Christ! 60 N 124 .00 Raining.
Palestine 54 N 6 Cloudy.
Knoxville 54 NW . 08 Raining.
Memphis 48 NW [Clear.
Nashville. 48: NW .. .10 Fair.
Indianapolis 86 W Cloudy.
Cincinnati 44! W .. Fair.
Pittsburg.. .. 54 SW , .10 Cloudy.
Buffalo 44 S W 48 Cloudy.
Cleveland 40! W . .06 Clear.
Marquette 28 NW’.. .34 Fair.
Chicago 26 W Fair.
Duluth 6[ W .. .01'Clear.
St. Paul 4: W Clear.
Cairo 44 N Clear.
St. Louis 32 W Clear.
Iz>avenworth... . 26 NW . Clear.
Bismarck 2 Clear.
Santa Fe I
T* denotes trace of rainfall
U. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Kerosene Is of great help in tho proper
care of poultry. Their nest boxes should
be oiled with it as a preventive of "vermin.
A few drops occasionally in the drinking
water will hinder colds or roup, and when
applied to scaly legs it effects a cure, while
it is highly recommended as a cure for
GIVEN UP BY PHYSICIANS.
A Lady In Milton, Fla., Whose Life
Had Been Despaired of Saved by
prickly Ash, Poke Root, Potassium.
Milton, Fla., Jan42o, 1886.
This is to certify that 1 have been af
flicted with Scrofula, or Blood Poison,
for a number of years. The best physi
cians of Mobile and this city said noth
ing could be done for me. I also took a
large quantity of 8. S. S., but found no
relief in anything that 1 took. My limbs
were a mass of ulcers, and when I was
Put to a physician at Mobile my entire
lody was a muss of sores. I bad given
ip all holies, aud cut a last resort tried P.
r. P. (Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potas
sium i, and after using four bottles (small
size) the sores have entirely disappeared,
and my general health was never tetter
than at the present time, and people
that know me t liink' it a vonderful cure.
Respectfully, ELIZA TODD.
P. P. P. is the only perfect cure for all
Blood Diseases. It will cure when all other
remedies have failed. P. P. P. (fives new
life to the sick, increases the appetite, aids
digestion and builds up the entire system.
For sale by all Druggists.
Dr. Whitehead can be consulted daily at
tho office of the Company, Odd Fellows’
Hall Building, without charge. Prescrip
tions and examination free. AH inquiries
by mail will also receive bis personal atten
Joseph Rosenheim <Sc Cos. have the reputa
tion of keeping the best makes of Shoes at
MORRIS.—-The relatives, friends and ac
quaintance of Joseph J. Morris and family ana
Capt. Edward Fitzgerald and Thomas A. xol
liard, William Kavanaugh and Peter Smith and
families, are invited to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Joseph J. Morris from (he residence. No.
tin Bryan street, at 10 o’clock THIS (Monday)
EISKAMP.—The relatives, friends and ac
quaintance of Mr. Martin L. Eiskamp and of
Mr. and Mrs. John Eiskamp are respectfully in
vited to attend the funeral of the former from
the residence of the latter, corner of Waldburjf
and Burroughs streets, at 3 o'clock THIb AF
ANCIENT" LANDMARK LODGE NO. 331,
F. AND A. M.
A special meeting of this lodge will JL
he held at Masonic Temple THIS (Mon
day) EVENING at 8 o'clock for the pur
]K>se of conferring the M. M. degree.
Members of sister lodges and transient breth
ren are invited to attend. By order of
W. S. ROCKWELL, W. M.
John S. Hainks, Secretary.
DeK ALB LODGE, NO. I. O. O. F.
A regular meeting will lie held THIS (Monday)
EVENING at 8 o'clock.
The First Degree will be conferred.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
axe cordially invited to attend.
By order of H. W. RALL, N. G.
John Rii.ky, Secretary. _
GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
The regular monthly meeting of this society
will be held at Hodgson Hall THIS EVENING
at eight (8) o’clock.
CHARLES N. WEST,
NOTICE TO ROAD COMMISSIONERS.
The annual meeting of Road Commissioners
of Chatham county will be held at the Court
House on MONDAY. December sth, at 10 o'clock
a. m. GEO. P. HARRISON, Chairman.
R. Coaki.it, Secretary.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices ” will be charged. 81 00 a Square each
PO 6 tVu KN a M ENT.
FIRST GAME TO-NIGHT.
MESSRS. HERBERT AND LIVINGSTON.
All players are requested to meet at our place
THIS AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock to map out
schedule of series suitable to all.
CHAS. KOLSHORN & BRO.
DIVIDEND NO. 30.
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 5, 1887. (
On and after THIS DATE a dividend of three
dollars and a half per share will be paid to the
Stockholders of the Augusta an a Savannah
Railroad, at the Banking House of Charles H.
Olmstead & Cos., between the hours of 10 a. m.
and 1 p. Ml W. S. LAWTON,
EPISCOPAL ORPHANS’ HOME
BAZAR OF ALL NATIONS, WILL OPEN AT
CATHOLIC LIBRARY HALL,
TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6th.
Those who have contributed merchandise and
not sent to the corner of Bull and Harris streets
before TUESDAY will please send all contri
butions to the hall on Tuesday by 10 A. M.
All persons having claims against the estate
of the late W. P. OWENS, are requested to pre
sent them, duly attested, to the undersigned.
GEO. W. OWENS.
ELECTION FOR DIRECTORS.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. op Ga., )
Savannah, Ga., Dec. Ist, 1887. f
An election for Thirteen Directors to manage
the affairs of this Company for the ensuing
vear will be held at the Banking House, in Sa
vannah, MONDAY, the SECOND day of JANU
ARY, 1888, between the hours of 10 o'clock A,
m., and 2 o’clock p. m. Stockholders and their
families will be passed free over the Company's
road to attend the election from the 31st De
cember to 2nd January inclusive, and be passed
free returning from the 2nd to sth of January
inclusive, on presentation of their stock certifi
cates to the conductors.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM, Cashier.
The regular annual renting of the pews of this
Church will take place MONDAY, Dec. sth, be
tween the hours of 10 a. m. and 2 p. m.. All those
who have paid their dues will be considered as
retaining their pews, unless notice to the con
trary is given. The Senior Warden and the
Treasurer will be at the Church at the above
named hour. By order of THE VESTRY.
LODGE NO. 3, G. 11. O. OK H. OF A.
The following officers elected for Lodge No. 3,
G. U. O. of K. of A., will be installed on TUES
DAY' NIGHT. Dec. 6. 1887, by the Grand Master,
A. Atner. The following officers elected: J.
W. Hollingsworth, Senior: J. Lamkin, J. P.; L.
YV. Beasley, N. P.; Isaac Anderson, Chaplain: J.
W. Pheonix, Secretary; S. Rankin, Treasurer;
Mac. Williams, M. Anderson. Conductor.
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is Invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to' the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver. It cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and In
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer's Liver Corrector and take no other. Si 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER. M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE,
3 Whitaker Street,
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen
and carries a full stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing their Orders abroad. J. H. ESTILL.
A Box of Fine Cigars Free!
\ BOX of 25 Choice 'Havanas” (Cuban hand
made) FREE postpaid to every now sub
scriber, remitting for subscription for 1888 lie
fore January Ist. SEND IN YOURS AT ONCE.
The Daily Evening Call.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $5 PER ANNUM
STRICTLY IN ADVANCE.
Remit bv post office money order, registered
letter or draft on the “John While Bank” of t his
city. GEO. EUGENE BRYSON, Manager.
Key West, Fla.
£ Mention paper in which you read this ad
MERCHANTS, manufacturers, mechanics,
corporations, and all others in need of
printing, lithographing, and blank books can
have their orders promptly filled, at moderate
prices, at the dOHNTNU NEWS PRINTING
HOUSE, 3 Whitaker street.
Wednesday and Thursday, Dee. 7 and 8.
R. D. McLEAN,
SUPPORTED BY A GOOD COMPANY.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, the great Romantic
THURSDAY EVENING, Grand Double Bill,
PYGMALION AND GALATEA
And Two Scenes from RICHARD 111.
Seats on sale at Davis Bros.’ Dec. 5.
Next Attraction—Evangeline, Dec S) and 10.
Js/L ess mate s 3
FOLLOWED BY THE
Lime Kiln Club and Uncle Ned’s Cabin,
ACME 13. COMPANY,
Under Management of E. H. Leonard.
Tickets for sale bv Davis Bros. Box sheet
opens this morning, 8:30 a. m.
Tuesday, Dec. 6th.
J. A. SILVA & SON,
140 Broughton St.
The Savannah Fire and Marine
PAID IP CAPITAL" - $200,000.
HOME OFFICE, No. 97 BAY STREET,
SAVANNAH, - GEORGIA.
WILLIAM GARRARD President.
LEWIS KAYTON Vice President.
W. H 7 DANIEL Secretary.
Herman Myers, George J. Baldwin.
John L. Hammood, Andrew Hanley.
J. B. Duckworth, I. G. Haas.
Samuel Meinhard, L. Kayton.
J. H. Estill, David Wells.
C. R. Woods. W. H. Daniel.
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
ONE HUNDRED BOXES
Choice Bright Wrapped Oranges
TO ARRIVE THIS MORNING.
WE ALWAYS SELL AT BOTTOM PRICES
A. EHRLICH & BRO.,
157 BAY ST RE ET.
75 boxes NUMBER 2 HAMS.
15 barrels LOINS.
20 barrels PICKLED SHOULDERS.
50 boxes SHOULDER ROLLS.
10 barrels SMOKED S. C. SHOULDERS.
ALL AT LOW PRICES TO CLOSE CON
A. EHRLICH & BRO.,
157 B A_"i S T REET.
FRESH ARRIVAL OF SELECTED
Onions, Turnips, Grapes; Pears,
HAY, GRAIN AND FEED, BLACK EYE PEAS,
Special prices on large lots of Grain and Haj.
109 BAY STREET,
W. D, SIMKINS & CO.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
B SELECT WHISKY per gallon $4 OO
BAKER WHISKY per gallon 4 CO
IMPERIAL WHISKY per gallon 8 00
PINEAPPLE WHISKY nor gallon 2 00
PURE OLD RYE WHISKY per gallon ... I 50
RUM, GIN and BRANDY per gallon 2 00
N. C. CORN WHISKY per gallon 2 00
MADEIRA. SHERRY. PORT and CATAWBA
WINES from $1 to $3 per gallon.
FLOUR, RICE, SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA. NUTS
RAISINS, CANNED GOODS, CITRON
ORANGES, APPLES, GRAPES, etc., cheap.
MACON SAUSAGE and FRESH KILLED
GAME received daily.
FOR SALE BY-
A. H. CHAMPION,
151 CONGRESS STREET.
Wm. P. Bailey & Cos.,
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND, in large
quanUtii-R.at their yard on the SPRING
HELD PLANTATION, and will deliver the same
m any part of the city upon the shortest notice.
Well Brick, Pressed Brick, Hard Brown Brick,
Gray Brick, Soft Brown Brick.
W!! er Bull an(l Broughton, at SI
MON GA/AN S CIGAR STORE, where all or
ders will receive prompt attention.
LOOK OLT FOR OIR OPENING
WE WILL OPEN
Our ClrisMs Notions
And display a nice assortment of articles, such
as are needed by gentlemen.
Dressing Cases, Cuff and Collar Boxes
Shaving Sets, Card Boxes, ’
Uarnes and Counters.
Traveling Cases. Fine Pocketbooks,
Plush and Leather Dressing and
Elegant Embroidered Suspenders, Beautiful
Silk Mufflers, H. S. Linen Handker
chiefs with any Initial.
Solid Silver and Gold-Headed Canes, and Gloria
Cloth and Silk Umbrellas,
Gentlemen's Smoking Jackets and Dressing
Gowns. Elegant Scarfs and Pins, Fur
Hugs and Buggy Robes.
DUNLAP’S AND OTHER FINE
HATS ALWAYS ON HAND
30 BUIJ, STREET.
WeTrE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
is now complete and we will le
pleased to show our friends and the
public the prevailing and correct
CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS & HATS
For the season, whether they call to
supply themselves or only to see
"what is to be worn.”
1 FALK 4 SIS,
Men’s, Boys’ and Children's Outfitters.
Our Fall and Winter Catalogue is
ready for distribution.
Forest Gij Sills.
"yyrE are making an extra quality of GRITS
and MEAL, and can recommend it to the trade
as superior to any in this market. Would be
pleased to give special prices on application.
We have on hand a choice lot of EMPTY
SACKS, which we are selling cheap.
BOND, HAYNES & ELTON
■ ■■'■"i. eg '■ msesssss 11 1111 ■
EDWARD LOVELL i SONS,,
Parker and Colt’s
Breech Loading G-un?*.
Brass and Paper Shells.
Hunting Coats, etc.
20 Dozen 3-Pound
Can be used for a Vegetable as well as for Pies.
ft. M. & C. W. WEST.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
TO THE PUBLIC.
I have this day purchased the entire stock
of Drugs and Fixtures contained in the store on
the southeast corner of Whitaker and Wayne
streets from Dr. J. R. H AI.TIWANGER, whew
I expect to continue the business, and would
respectfully solicit a portion of the patronage
of my friends and the public. An experience of
twenty-five years hi the business, fifteen of
which have been in the employ of lO H. Tatetn.
of this city, to whom I refer all parties, warrant
the confidence I have, of giving satisfaction.
I shall carry a full supply of all articles usual
ly kept In a retail drug store. Special attention
lvid to prescriptions. Respectfully,
Q. T. ShAEFER ,
The Kampfe Star Safely Razor
Is especially adapted to those persons who
shave themselves and are continually cutting
their faces. With this instrument nothing ot
this kind can occur. It is a very ueat lltti"
contrivance aud cannot but be appreciated ny
every one who secs it. Call on
LOVELL & LfITTINIORE,
And ask to examine one. -
EDUCATION AU. j
UNIVERSITY OF VIEBINIA.
fi iTH Session of nine months began OctoWf ;
U't Ist, 1887. Students can enter at any timo, l
aud after January Ist reduction of one-third i
charges. Thorough instruction In Literary
Scientific and Professional Departments. 1110,1 j
iK Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering j*
Agriculture. For catalogue appiy to C. 8. >
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