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A YEAR IN THE TREASURY
EXTRACTS FROM THE SECRETA
RY’S ANNUAL REPORT.
A Surplus on June 30, Last, of SBO,-
023,570—An Estimate that It will be
Increased to $113,000,000 on the
Same Date Next Year—Other Inter
Washington, Deo. 7.—The following are
extracts from the report of the Secretary of
the Treasury sent to Congress to day:
The ordinary revenues of the government
from all sources for the fiscal year ended
June .'lO, 1887, were:
From customs $817,386,893 13
From internal revenue 118,823.391 22
From sales of public lands 9,351,280 13
From profits on coinage, bullion
deposits, and assays. 8,929,252 83
From tax on national banks 2,355,831 18
From fees consular, letters
patent, and land 3,301,647 16
From customs fees, fines, penal-
ties,etc 1,053,037 86
From sales of Indian lands 1,479,038 81
From Soldiers" Home, iiermanent
fund 1,226,259 47
From sinking-fund for Pacific
railways 1,364,435 87
From repayment of interest by
Pacific railways . 914,793 13
From sales of old public buildings 624,882 20
From sales of government prop
erty 262,832 32
From immigrant-fund 258,402 50
From tax on sealskins 317,452 75
Fsom deposits by individuals for
surveying public lands 94,289 76
From revenues of the District of
Columbia 2,367,869 01
From miscellaneous sources 1,458,672 66
Total ordinary receipts $371,403,277 04
The ordinary expenditures for the same
For civil expenses $ 22,072,436 27
For foreign intercourse 7,104,490 47
For Indian service 194.522 69
For pensions 75,ft19,101 79
l or the military establishment,
including rivers and harbors
and arsenals 38,561,025 85
For the naval establishment, in
cluding vessels, machinery and
improvements at navy-yards . 15,141,126 80
For miscellaneous expenditures,
including public buildings, light
houses and collecting the reve
nue, .. 62,002,647 46
For expenditures on account rf
the District of Columbia 4.085.2 M 39
For interest on the public debt 41,741.577 26
For the siu king fund 47,903,248 15
• Total ordinary expenditures ... $315,835,428 12
Tcaving a surplus of $ 55,567,849 54
Which, with an amount drawn
from the cast: lialance in the
Treasury of 24,455,720 46
Making $ 80,023,570 00
ESTIMATES KOR 1888.
For the fiscal year ending Juno 80, 1888,
the revenues and expenditures are estimated
Total receipts, actual and esti
mated $383,000,000 00
Total expenditures, including sink
ing fund 316,817,785 48
Estimated surplus $ 66,182,214 52
By surplus revenue is meant the money
which annually remains in the Treasury of
the United States after the ofßcors of this
Department have collected the taxes laid on
the people by the laws of Congress and have
paid all the exjtenses and obligations of the
fovermnent, except principal of the interest
Each year for twenty-two years there has
been such a surplus—the least, $2,1144,882 30,
in 1874; the greatest, $145,543,810 71, in
1882. The total of this surplus for the
twenty-two years ended June 30,1887, was
$1,491,845,953 12. It was $103,471,097 (59
during the last fiscal year, which was only
about a million of dollars less than the
greatest annual surplus (that of 1884) since
the reduction of taxation in 1883, although
the ordinary expenditures, exclusive of in
terest on the public debt, were $30,642,-
73(5 87 greater in 1887 than in 1884. During
the present fiscal year ending June 30, 1888,
the surplus taxation will amount to $113,-
The value of our imports from and ex
ports to foreign countries during the year
ended June 30. 1887, as compared with the
preceding fiscal year, has been as follows:
Exports— 1880. 1887.
Domestic $665,964,529 $703,1(22,923
Foreign 13,560,301 13,160,288
"“Total 679,524,850 716,183,211
Imports 035,436,136 692,319,768
Excess of exports . 44,088,694 23.863,443
HOW OCR COMMERCE IS CARRIED.
Our foreign commerce, carried in vessels
of the United States, measured by its value,
lias steadily declined from 75 per cent, in
185(5 to less than 14 per cent, in 1887. Even
of this small percentage less than one-half
was carried iu steam vessels ttearing our
A citizen of the United States may buy a
foreign-built vessel in a foreign port; he
may put the United States flag upon it and
trade with all the countries of the world
except his own. Our government will pro
tect him with nil its power in such trade;
but if he brings his ship with our flag upon it
to one of our ports our government will con
fiscate it or impose prohibitory duties. He
may, however, put the flag of any other
mntry on that same ship, and bring it to
his home without molestation by our gov
ernment; it is then protected by the power
of a foreign country. It is difficult to un
derstand why it would not be well to so
change our navigation laws as to allow for
eign built ships owned by our citizens to
come and go between this and other coun
tries while bearing the flag of the country
of their owners.
Tbe circulation of coin and paper in de
nominations of twenty dollars and less,
from July 1, 1886, to Nov. 1, 1887, shows a
net increase of about 8109,000,000: thus,
nearly the whole of the increased circula
tion was in the form of small money. The
increase in the total circulation was caused
by ordinary payments, made in pursuance
of law, by the purchase of bonds, and by
increasing deposits in national bank depos
itories. The increase in the circulation of
small money was because the government
met the people’s request for it so far as it
After deducting the gold and silver coin,
held for the gold and silver certificates in
circulation, it is found that the government
owned $30,827,898 less gold coin, and 39,-
075.766 less standard silver dollars on Nov.
1, 1887, than it did on July 1, 1886; during
the intervening period 43,386,871 standard
silver dollars were coined.
STANDARD SILVER DOLLARS.
One of the mast interesting facts shown
by the foregoing statements is the decrease
in the number of standard silver dollars
owned by the government and the increased
use of the same money by the people in the
form of silver certificates. The five, two
and one dollar certificates furnish a con
venient currency, and it is evident that the
future use of the silver dollar will be almost
exclusively in that form.
It is waste to coin and store any more sil
ver dollars at present. There is no function
which those that are coined after this time
will probably ever perform, except to lie in
government vaults and lie a liaxi.s upon
which silver certificates can lie issued, it
is seldom that any one wishes to have his
silver certificate exchanged for the silver
dollar itself, consequently a limited number
of coined dollars will perforin the work of
redeeming certificates. The $214,000,000
which are now in the Treasury will more
than suffice to redeem, as they may be pre
sented from time to time, the silver certifi
cates that have already I wen issued or that
can tie issued against all the dollars which
will be coined for years to come under the
Huring the year ending 0.4. 81, 1887,
there have bten 225 new banks organized—
capital, $30,546,090; circulation $4,090,375.
Thirty-three banks have been closed dur
ing the saute period, of which twenty-five
have gone into voluntary liquidation and
eight have failed. Those thirty three banks
had an aggregate capital of $4,087,450, and
their outstanding circulation amounts to
The total number of national banks or
ganized to date has been 3,805, of which 3,-
219 have been formed under the acts of Con
gress and 586 have been converted from
State institu ions. Of ttie first class, 556
have gone into voluntary liquidation and
100 have failed, leaving in existence 2,563.
Of the second class, sixty-nine have gone
into voluntary liquidation anti nineteen
have failed, leaving iu operation 498.
Total in operation 3,061, being the largest
number yet reached. The following named
items show net increase during the year,
viz: Capital stock, $30,572,325: surplus,
$10,(5(54,250 10; deposits, $76,508,818 31.
The decrease during the year in United
States Ixmds held for all purposes is
There has been an increased performance
of work by the revenue cutters. The
officers of this service have discharged their
duties with energy and fidelity, and the
vesse's in their charge have been safely and
skillfully navigated on harbor and coasting
duty and on extensive cruises.
Thirty-eight vessels have been in commis
sion during the year, and anew steamer
has just been placed for boarding duty on
the Mississippi river. The total number of
persons employed in this service is 1,046.
The past year has lieen in many respects a
notable one iu the history of the life-saving
service. The number of disasters to docu
mented vessels was 332. The number of
persons on board was 6,327, of whom 6,272
were saved and 55 lost, The value of the
property involved is estimated at $7,075,700,
of which $5,788,820 was saved and $1,286,-
888 lost. The number of vessels totally lost
was 72. Besides the foregoing there were
135 disasters to smaller craft, (sail boats,
row boats, etc.,) on which were 274 jiersons,
271 of whom were saved and 3 lost. The
value of property involved in the latter dis
asters was $96,830, of which $92,915 was
saved and $3,915 lost.
MARINE HOSPITAL SERVICE.
The relief furnished by the service during
the past year is greater than at any other
in the history of the service; 45,314 patients
were treated, and 331,701 days' relief in
hospital have been furnished, and the char
acter of the accommodations is ste dily im
proving as new hospitals are opened and old
A Long-Standing Suit Against a Rail
road Finally Decided.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 7.—The deci
sion in the case of Bella Johnson, adminis
tratrix, vs. the Florida Railroad Company
was given this noon in the United States
Court. The case is a celebrated one, having
been in litigation since 1865. being for bonds
issued to rebuild the road that Mr. Johnson
bought at that time, The court’s decision
is very lengthy and against the plaintiff,
the substancj in brief being that the com
plainant, whose claim had little value in
1886 by reason of the financial wreck of the
railroad company and the physical wreck
of the property, after their long silence and
lack of diligence, should not be heard to
assert their claim in 1873, and later, after
had been rebuilt and restored
by new capital and energy.
THE NEWS-HERALD LIBEL SUIT.
The motion of the defendant to quash
the service in the libel case of E. H. Lewis
against the Florida News Printing and
Publishing Company owing to its being
defective was argued at length by Col.
Cockrell for and Col. Bisbee against. It
was denied. The plaintiff’s demurrer to the
pleas iu the same suit was over-ruied.
M. J. DeMedicis, reported in yesterday’s
morning’s News as arrested at Atlanta is
the one who was acquitted of the charge of
criminally assaulting a child here in
November. He was on his first trial con
victed, and would probably have been
sentenced to death had he not been granted
anew trial. His companion, who was often
seen with him here, was also about four
years ago tried for burglarizing a hardware
store here and escaped through a techni
cality, and was allowed to go on her own
Edward Davis, a St. Augustine negro,
who stole S2OO and a gold watch from a
friend there, was arrested to-day at Thomas
ville, Ga., owing to the promptness of
Sheriff Holland, of this city, in sending out
the alarm. Officers will go for him to-mor
a lawyer’s opinion.
E. M. L’Engle,a well known lawyer here,
to-day at the request of President Call, of
the City Council, wrote out an opinion re
garding the election matter, in which he
took the ground that the Council must not
only order the election, but must also ap
point the inspectors. A meeting is called
for to-morrow for this purpose. Mr.
L’Engle was chairman of the committee
that had the charter in charge, and he drew
up most of its provisions. The Democratic
city and county committees will meet to
morrow morning to decide about putting a
strict party ticket in the field.
The schooner E. V. Clover, from New
York to St. Augustine, thirty days out,
and over which much anxiety had been
felt, appeared off St. Augustine bar this
The Board of Trade held its annual meet
ing this afternoon, mid a vast amount of
business was transuded. Among the most
important matters was the report of the
Sanitation Committee, advising that the
Governor be petitioned for an extra session
of the Legislature to frame a State Board
of Health. It was also resovod that all the
County Commissioners. Boards of Trade,
and kindred bodios in the State be urged to
co-operate with the board. D. G. Am
bler was appointed a committee to
go to Washington at once to urge
upon the Harbor and River Committee
the necessity of appropriating $330,000
for the St. John's river and bar. An
Atlanta party made a proposition with re
gard to starting a cotton compress here
which was referred to a committee. As
President Daniels declined a re-nomination
for President for the coming year, the sub
ject was dropped till the next meeting. All
the committees were appointed and other
Forty-five carloads of oranges were
brought in on one of the Jacksonville,
Tampa and Key West trains this afternoon.
HYDROPHOBIA FROM A HOG.
Shocking End of Raynor Foster of
From the Memphis Avalanche.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 4.—Raynor
Foster, of Rector, this State, some two
weeks ago was severely bitten in his right
leg by a hog. The wound healed slowly
until Friday' last when it broke out anew
and at the same time Foster began to show
signs of hydrophobia and was tied hand and
foot, then bound firmly to the bedstead on
which he was placed. Shortly afterward
he was attacked with violent spasms and his
struggles were pitiful. He frothed at ttie
mouth and several times came very near
choking to death.
The physician at once began to give him
morplna by hypodermic iinjections. The
leading physicians of the place were present
at the bedside of the unfortunate man.
After a thorough trial of morphia it was
advised by all that a dose of morphine tie
administered hypodermically. This was
done, and after thirty or forty minutes
Foster began hi show its effects by becom
ing quieter. Although he did not sleep, yet
his spasms were less frequent and not so
hard, and at 7 o'clock last night ho died.
An 1 quine f restldigitator.
From the Elberton ((/.) Leader.
' The novel sight was presented on Monday
■ of a blind hor e running away with a
wagon. When he stopped the horse was
I hitched to two wagons instead of one.
j All heirs are interesting, hut the most inter-
I eating is the million heir.— Few Haven News.
TIIE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1887.
MR. SULLIVAN’S STORY.
| A Reminiscence of New York’s Public
Administrator, Who Has Just Died.
From (he Philadelphia Press.
New York, Dec. s. —The office of Public
Administrator, in which Algernon S. Sulli
van, who died yesterday, won fame, is a
peculiar one. It is his business to hunt up
heirs for dead men’s shoes. He is the execu
tor of the estates of the unknown dead.
Suppose you were to come to this city with
SI,OOO or so in your pockets and were to drop
dead here. No one here knew you, so your
body is taken to the morgue. The pai>ers
money and jewelry are handed over to the
I Public Administrator, whose duty it then
becomes to find out who you are and where
you came from. Sometimes this is a diffi
cult task, for plenty of people die here
whose homes are in foreign lauds. If you
have pajiers and letters on your person
your identity is, of course, so much the
easier to learn. The Public Administrator
thereupon notifies your relatives and puts
them in possession of all your belongings,
charging n nominal fee for his services.
i met him the other day in his elegantly
furnished home on West Eleventh street.
The conversation turned to the time when
he was public administrator, and he men
tioned incidentally that that position in tho
city of New York is one surrounded with
many difficulties. It took but little coaxing
to get him to explain to me, as we sat at
our ease in the luxurious chairs, he stated
“One of the reasons why the Public Ad
ministrator is apt to be restless of a night in
t hmking over his position is that there are
any number of combinations by clever
rogues for the purpose of hoodwinking him
and getting at the city’s money. When a
man dies in this city who is unknown and
whose relatives and heirs are also unknown,
his effects go into the charge of tho Public
Administrator. He advertises the fact of
the man’s decease, with such description of
him as he can give, and invites any heirs
or relatives to come and prove
their identity. There was one time in that
office when f found myself in what I con
sidered a very bad fix. One inorniug when
I got down to the office in Beckman street
I was informed that a man liadjiied in a
sailors’ boarding house in one of the tough
est parts of West street. The landlord lmd
informed the police of the man’s death that
morning and handed him S4O, which, he
said, was the only property in the man’s
possession at the time of his death.
“The man had died a natural death and
there was nothing about the case which ap
peared at all suspicious. After going
through the usual forms we sent the body
to the undertaker for burial. We adver
tised the circumstances, citing the relatives
or heire to ap(iear and take possession of his
effects, but there was no reply and the man
was buried in a cemetery in New Jersey. It
was several wee„s after the burial and I
had almost forgotten the affair when I re
ceived a letter from a village in
Central Pennsylvania. It was from
the family of the dead man.
They proved the relationship
by describing him minutely and by docu
ments. They had not heard of his death
until just previous to writing, not having
been in the habit of reading the New York
papers. They were very anxious in their
inquiries as to the manner of his death nnd
startled me not a little by stating that just
previous to his departure for New York he
had quietly sold his farm for $4,000. The
money had disappeared with him and they
wanted to know where it was.
“1 tell you that was a pretty go. It was
the Public Administrator’s business to secure
that $4,000, and lie had only secured S4O. I
employed detectives and had them dog this
landlord, whom I suspected at once, night
and day. They assumed the gait and man
ner of sailors, and went into the lodging
hpuse and stayed there. They were the
best men Pinkerton could furnish. They
tried to get into the landlord’s confidence,
and, as they reported to me, succeeded.
They squeezed him dry as a sponge and still
got not the slightest information. They then
looked up the persons who had been
in the house at the time when the young
farmer hart been living there. There were a
dozen detectives employed at my expense to
shadow a crowd of toughs who, if they had
taken the money, undoubtedly had had
time to put it in a secure place. Several
weeks passed by, and the result was dis
couraging. All the men who could in any
way be implicated had been approached in
the same manner as the landlord, had all
responded in an open and frank manner,
had conversed on the subject freely, and
had not told a thing which bore upon the
subject of the lost money.
“In one of the letters I received from the
relatives was a statement to the effect that
the $4,000 had been placed by’ tbe young
man in a wallet, which he wore oh a belt
around his body. I sat down one night to
think it all over, and then I was struck with
an inspiration. 1 went right out that night
to see the undertaker, and when I saw
him I felt sure I was saved. I was rather
excited, but after having pumped him I
made it clear to him that I could put him
in a box if he did not tell me the truth.
What I supposed was so. I found
one of my most trusty clerks, and late at
night he started from the Jersey City ferry
with a commission from me. That commis
sion he showed to a man in charge of the
cemetery where the Pennsylvania farmer
was buried. He got a permit from him,
and with two laborers armed with picks
and shovels he went to the stoneless grave
and commenced ojierations. It was almost
as exciting and interesting as a chapter
from Gaboriau. As he described it after
ward, the scene was weirdly and intensely
“It was the blackest of cloudy nights. It
had rained, and the air was damp. A heavy
twenty-mile gale groaned and shrieked over
the trees. The expressionless faces of the
diggers were made ghastly in the light of
the solitary flickering lantern. When they
reached the bottom of the grave the spade
struck the coffin with a ringing sound that
made my clerk, as he afterward confessed,
shudder convulsively. They pulled up the
box. It came up slowly, like a fiend from
the lower regions. As though it was purely
a business matter they pried off the lid with
a pick, and my clerk came forward
and finished up the job. One of the
men held up the lantern.
The sockets of the dead man’s eyes
stared vacantly, the cheek bones had crept
through the skin, and the lips had fallen at
the corners into a ghastly and horrible
smile. My clerk said lie never knew how
he did it. His heart stood still and his eyes
seemed to bulge in horror from his head.
Somehow he managed to lift up the dead
man’s blouse, and there, beneath it, was the
belt and the wallet! In the wallet was the
lost money. There were $4,000 in bank
notes. Their burial in the close air of the
coffin and next to the decaying corpse had
changed them into an almost unrecogniza
ble mess of sticky paper. It was all I could
do the next morning to get the Treasury
officials to take the money and redeem it in
“You see the inspired thought I had that
night was this: ‘Suppose they never un
dressed the man before his bunal and sup
pose the wallet lav next to his body, then,
of course, it is still there.’ I knew that the
undertaker would be apt toTxi careless in a
case where ho knew, as in thisinstar.ee, that
there would lie nobody to oversee the job,
and it would be nothing surprising if tho
burial were a hasty one. I sent that rnouey
that day to the relatives in Pennsylvania,
with a note informing them of the cause of
the delay, and of the way in which it was
finally discovered. I don’t believe, how
ever, to this day that they placed any .cre
dence iu my account of the discovery of the
Advice to Motnera.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
I always be used when children are cutting
! teeth. It relieves the little suffer at once; it
I produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving
the child from pain and tho little cherub
awakes as “bright as a button.”
It is very pleasant to taste. It soothes the
I ehild, softens the gums, allays all pain, re
i lieves wind, regulates the Ixiwels, and is the
: liest known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
I arising from teething or other causes. 25
1 cents a bottle.
Tli# Savannah Weekly News.
For Saturday, Dec. 10, 1887.
First Page —The Seven Ages of Woman: Ro
mance of Richmond, Chapter xvi.; Charles
Dickens, Jr.; Lucky John Chinaman, illustrated;
One Cure for Headache.
Second Page —Annual Report of the Post
master General; A Fight With a Maniac; Graves
of the Anarchists; Marauders Killed; Harper's
Wheat Deals; A New Astor in the Field; Demo
cratic lYospects for 1888; Napoleons of Finance;
No Contest at Atlanta; Mrs. Davis Don't Want
a Fund; A National Prohibition Convention to
be Held; Florida Rail Rates; Minor Telegraphic
Third Page— All Paris in a Tremble; Govern
ment and Farm; May be Millions in It; A Fight
on Turpie; Business of the Banks; Carlisle and
Randall; Mills in a False Light; Harper's Long
Head; Lithographers Burned Out; A Reign of
Terror; Florida's Orange Crop; A Domestic
Tragedy; Central Stock Pooled; A Bachelor’s
Fourth Pack— Grevy Goes Out at Lost, His
Message of Resignation (find in the Chambers;
Sullivan Convicted; Cutting's Case Renewed;
Commerce on the Rail; First Annual Report of
the Commission; Control of the Senate; Duties
Must be Lower; Holiday Fashions, Autumnal
Splendors in the City Streets.
Fifth Page —The News in Georgia, Gath
ered From Correspondents and Exchanges;
Round About In Florida, The News of the State
Told in Paragraphs; South Carolina Items of
Sixth Page— France's President, Sadi Carnot
Elected on the Second Ballot; South Carolina
Legislature; Officers of the House, Democrats
and Republicans Hold Their Caucuses; Cutting's
Case; Some Park Row Scenes; Jacksonville
Seventh Page— Agricultural Department;
Growing Potatoes; The Russian Apple in
Florida; Exterminating the Potato Bug; Care
of Lamps; The Hog Killing Season; Indebted
ness of Farmers; Mites in the Poultry House;
Household; F’arm and Stock Notes; Popular
Science; Condensed Rain; Queer Burial Cus
toms in Europe; Boston Girls.
Eighth Page— Defending the Domain; Re
stricting Immigration; Taxes on Fruit Brandies;
Sadi Carnot’s Policy; Welaka Waifs; Alabama’s
Land Boom; War on the Bucket Shops; Scared
Into Old Age; Two Ancient Statesmen.
Ninth Page— lt Has Made a Big Hit, All But
the Randallites Like the Message; Endicott's
Department; A Government Prison; Presidential
Nominations; Fall of a Water Tower; Good
Omens for France; A Russo-German War;
Short, But to the Point, Cleveland’s Message De
voted Entirely to the Tariff.
Tenth Page —Wedded to a Forger; Colored
Men’s Interest; A Revenue Raid; Thomasville
Topics; Columbus Chapters; Georgia's Capital
City; Woolfolk’s Trial; Three Negroes Killed;
A Moonshiner's Surrender; Suicide at Pensa
cola; F'lorida's Metropolis; About Elephants;
Tried to Wed a Masked Negress.
Eleventh Page— Congress Opens Lively;
Senate Committees; Figures Will Falsify; A
Victory for Prohibition; Virginia in the Right!
Imprisonment of Her Officers Illegal; Money
for the South: Tom Woolf oik on Trial.
Twelfth Page— Editorial: Opposition to
Immigrants Growing; Is This Mr. Raft
dall's Scheme? The Future of Florida;
A Suggestion to a Fledgeling; Congress
man Townsend’s Scheme; State Sover
eignty Affirmed; Anxious for Admission. Con
gressman Bill Martin; His First View of the
City; Eating Himself While Insane; Minor
Thirteenth Page— Local Department: The
Funeral Put Off; Ducks by Thousands; The
Road Commissioners; Congress' Full Hand; The
New Jail Building; Looked Like a Leper; 8.
Yates Levy Dead; Bibles for the People; Grind-'
ing Out Justice; Cotton Laying Low; Robbery
on the Wqft Side; A Convicts’ Knife Thrust;
Pastors on the Move; In the Police Museum;
The Central's New Offices.
Fourteenth Page— A California Pioneer's
Story; Poverty Must Exist Among Men; What
Kept Lincoln Awake; Mrs. Cleveland in Peril;
An Incident in Mr. Davis' Life; The Wane of
the Amateur; A Modern Monte Cristo; Pursued
by Pirates; Over $250,000 in Gems; Unfair to the
Bride; She Met Dr. Holmes.
Fifteenth Page —New York Dressmakers;
Women's Doings; In Hiding in Auburn Prison;
The Nation’s Books; A Statesman Wanted the
Dog; Reminded by His Youngster.
Sixteenth Page— Weekly Review of the
Markets; The Central's Extensions; Georgia's
Capital City; Augusta’s Scamp; Base Ball in
the Soutn; The New President of France.
Just the paper to send to your friends.
Single copies 5 cents.
For sale at Estill’a News Depot and at the of
fice. 3 Whitaker street.
LOOK OIT FOR OCR OPENING
WE WILL OPEN
Of Christinas Notions
And display a nice assortment of articles, such
as are needed by gentlemen.
Dressing Cases, Cuff and Collar Boxes,
Shaving Sets, Card Boxes,
Games and Counters.
Traveling Cases, Fine Pocketbooks.
Plush and Leather Dressing and
Elegant Embroidered Susiienders. Beautiful
Silk Mufflers, It. S. Linen Handker
chiefs with any Initial.
Solid Silver and Gold Headed Canes, and Gloria
Cloth and Silk Unitfrellas,
Gentlemen's Smoking Jackets and Dressing
Gowns. Elegant Scarfs and Pins, Fur
Rugs and Buggy Robes.
DUNLAP'S AND OTHER FINE
HATS ALWAYS ON HAND
tip rtTM,!., STREET.
E. D. White. I. N. Stanley. J. E. Brick.
Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Brick Works,
EDWARD D WHITE & CO.
Manufacturers of ciay Retorts, Fire
Brick. Tile, etc., and dealers in Fire Clay,
Fire Sand, Ground Fire Brick. Fire Mortar.
Manufactory: Van Dyke, Elizabeth, Partition
and Richard streets. Office: 88 Van Dyke
street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
FAINTS AM) OILS.
JOHN G. BUTLER,
WHITE LEADS, COLORS, 0i1.3, GLASS,
VARNISH, ETC.; READY MIXED
PAINTS; RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL
SUPPLIES, SASHES. DOORS, BLINDS AND
BUILDERS' HARDWARE. Sole Agent for
GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER. CE
MENT, HAIR and LAND PLASTER
6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia. *
BROOKS.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Brooks am invited to attend
the funeral of their son, Walter Pa ham, from
their residence, on Anderson street, THIS
AFTKRNOON at 3 o’clock.
CUSACK.—The friends and acquaintance of
Mrs. Mary Cusack, and of her son, Thomas, are
respectfully requested to attend the funeral of
the former from her late residence, corner Price
and Congress street lane, at 3 o'clock THIS
(Thursday) AFTERNOON, ft. I. P
ZERI'BBABEL LODGE NO. 15, F. &A.M.
A regular communication of this Bodge th
will be held THIS (Thursday!
ING at 8 o'clock. />r\
The M. M. Degree will lie conferred.
Members of sister lodges and visiting breth
ren are fraternally invited to meet with us.
By order of A. O. HARMON, W. M.
, Frank W Dasher, Secretary.
SAVANNAH MI TI'AL LOAN ASHOI I .A
The eighty-first regular monthly meeting of
the Savannah Mutual Loan Association will be
held THIS (Thursday ) EVENING at 8 o’clock.
GEORGE N. NICHOLS, President.
H. C. Cunningham, Secretary.
A special and importnfit meeting of the Gen
eral Committee of Arrangements will be held
in the Court House on FRIDAY, Dec. ilthinst.,
at 8 o'clock p. m. The various committees will
report their estimates of the amount of money
required to be raised, and other interesting busi
ness transacted. Please be punctual.
WM. GARRARD, Chairman.
John R. Dillon, Acting Secretary.
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. or Ga., i
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7, 1887. f
The annual meeting of Stockholders of this
Company will take place at the Banking House,
in Suvannah, on THURSDAY, Dec. 22, at 10
o'clock a. M. Stockholders and their families
will be passed free over the Company’s road to
the meeting from the liitli to the sBSd inclusive,
and will be passed free returning from the 22d
to the 21th inclusive, on presentation of their
stock cert ificates to the conductors.
• T. M, CUNNINGHAM, Cashier.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices ” will be charged $1 00 a Square each
NOTICE TO W AT JR.TAKEBS.
Office Water Works, 1
Savannah, Ga.. Dec. 8. 1887. f
The water will be shut off at 9 o’clock
TO-MORROW (Friday) MORNING in the district
from Hull street on the north. Taylor street on
the south, Whitaker street on the east and West
Broad street on the west, for the purpose of put
ting in connection at Liberty and Perry street
lane, and will be off until afternoon.
A. N. MILLER, Supt.
A GRAND TL'HKKA -SHOOTING MATCH
Will take place THURSDAY EVENING, Dec. 8,
commencing at 2 o'clock, at my place, on the
Augusta road, three miles from the city.
FOR EARLY PLANTING.
Cleaveland’s First and Best Peas (in sealed
bags), Buist’s Premium Peas, Black-eye Marrow
fat Peas, Philadelphia Extra Early Peas, and a
full line of Peas and Small Seed of all kinds at
KIEFFER'S Drug, Paint and Seed House, cor
ner West Broad and Stewart streets. Special
attention paid to country orders.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. of Ga., I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7,1887. f
A Dividend of Four Dollars per share from the
earnings of this Company and its dependencies
has been declared, payable on and after the 21st
inst.. to Stockholders of record this day.
The transfer books of the Company will be
closed from TO-DAY until Jan. 3d, 1888, except
on Dec. 21st and 22d, when they will be open.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM, Cashier.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM
Savannah, Ga-, Dec. 8,1887.
The THIRTIETH INSTALLMENT is due
THIS DAY. M. J. SOLOMONS,
Secretary and Treasurer.
The firm of HOHENSTEIN & MACCAW,
composed of Henry Hohenstein and Julius M.
Maccaw, is THIS DAY dissolved. The under
signed will continue the business at same place,
104 Bay street. HENRY HOHENSTEIN.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1, 1887.
A LONG-FELT WANT SUPPLIED.
No more button holes by hand. Three a min
ute! Button-hole Attachment for Singer Ma
chines, New Home, White, Wheeler & Wilson,
Domestic, and all high-arm Machines. The
Sewing Machine is now complete. Ladies, and
the public generally, are invited to call at the
Singer Manufacturing Company office, 181
Broughton street. G. O. FENTON,
Neither the Master nor the Agents of the
British steamship DORSET will be responsible
for any debts contracted by the crew.
WILDER & CO., Agents.
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
Swedish bark OLOF GLAS, Anderson, Master,
will be responsible for any debts contracted by
the crew. STRAC'HAN & CO., Agents.
EJECTION FOR DIRECTORS.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. of Ga., )
Savannah, Ga.. Dec. Ist, ,887. f
An election for Thirteen Directors to manage
the affairs of this Company for the ensuing
year 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 tlio 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.
DIVIDEND NO. 50.
Augusta anti Savannah Railroad, I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. r>, 1887. (
On and after THIS DATE a dividend of three
dollars and a half per share will be paid to the
Stockholders of trie Augusta and Savannah
Railroad, at the Bunking House of Charles H.
Olmstead & Cos., between the hours of 10 a. m.
aud 1 I*. M. W. S. LAWTON,
Neither the Captain nor Consignees of the
British steamship TIMOR, whereof Hodgson
is Master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS, Consignees.
A good Job Printer can get a permanent situ
ation by applying to THE SENTINEL, ,
ILMGII'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, catised 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. 8100
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. IJLMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
NOTICE TO CITIZENS.
City of Savannah, 1
Office Clerk of Council, Dec. 5, 1887. (
The attention of the Mayor has been called to
the unsightly condition of some of the streets,
squares and lanes where loose, paper and rubbish
are swept or put into the same.
Clean paper and rubbish should not be put
loose into the streets or lanes in boxes or other
wise. Only garbage and ordinary sweepings
should be so placed, as paper is frequently
blown away before the scavenger can take
charge of it. Such rubbish should be kept in
side in boxes or bags, and the scavenger noti
fied when to call for it.
The following ordinance is published for in
formation, and the police force is instructed to
enforce it strictly. By order of the
Frank E. Rfbarer, Clerk of Council.
An ordinance to amend article LX. of the Sa
vannah City Code, adopted Feb. 16, 1870, so as
to require all occupants of houses, merchants,
shopkeepers, grocers and tradesmen occupying
premises to which no ya ds are attached to
keep within their premises a box or barrel of
sufficient size, in which shall be deposited all
offal, filth, rubbish, dirt and other matter gen
erated in said premises, or to put such box or
barrel in the streets or lanes under conditions
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the city of Savannah in Council
assembled, and it is hereby ordained by the au
thority of the same. That section 2 of said arti
cle be amended so as to read as follows: The
owners, tenants or occupiers of houses liaviug
yarils or enclosures, and all occupants of houses,
all merchants, shopkeepers, grocers and trades
men oceupyingpremises to which no yards are
attached shall keep within their yards or premi
ses a box or barrel of sufficient size, in which
shall be deposited all the offal, tilth, rubbish,
dirt and other matter generated in said building
ami Inclosure, and the said filth of every de
scription as aforesaid shall he placed in said
box or barrel, from the first day of April to the
first day of November, before the hour of 7
o’clock a. m., aud from the first day of Novem
ber (inclusive) to the last day of Marcli (inclu
sive) before the hour of 8 o'clock a. in,, and such
matter so placed shall be daily removed (Sun
days excepted) by the Superintendent, to such
places two miles at least without the city as
shall be designated by the Mayor or a majority
of the Street and Lane Committee. And it
shall be unlawful for any occupant of a house,
merchant, shopkeeper, grocer or tradesman to
sweep into or to deposit in any street or lane of
this city any paper, trash, or rubbish of any
kind whatsoever, but the same shall be kept in
boxes or barrels as hereinbefore provided, for
removal by the scavenger of the city Any
person not having a yard may put the box or
barrel containing the offal, rubbish, etc., in the
street or lane for removal by the scavenger,
provided the box or barrel so put in the street
or lane shall be of such character and size as to
securely keep the offal, rubbish, etc., from get
ting into the street or lane. And any person
other than the owner or scavenger interfering
with or trembling the box or barrel so put in
the street or lane shall be punished on convic
tion thereof in the Police Court by fine not ex
ceeding SIOO or imprisonment not exceeding
thirty days, either or both in the discretion of
officer presiding in said court .
Ordinance passed in Council June Ist, 1887.
RUFUS E. LESTER, Mayor.
Attest: Frank E. Rebarer, Clerk of Council.
We invite attention to our
Perfect and complete in
every detail, containing goods
to suit all conditions and
Men, Boys and Children.
and many handsome and ser
viceable novelties, appropriate
and useful gifts for the ap
proaching Holidays, We will
be pleased to show anyone
through our stock. Respect
.1 FALK 4 IS.
DRY GOODS, E,..
For This Week at
CROHAN & DQONER'S,
Successors to B. F. McKENNA & CO.
137 BROUGHTON ST.
275 dozen Ladies’ Unbleached Black and Col
ored Balbriggau Hose, full regular made, at 15c,
175 dozen lilies Unbleached and Colored
Balbriggan Hose at 25c.: regular price 37J4c.
50 dozen Ladies’ Black Cotton Hose, full
regular-made, diamond dyes, at 25c. a pair, •
36 dozen Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, double
feet, at 35c. and 50c.; reduced from 50c. and 75e.
25 dozen Ladies' Black Spun Silk Hose, re
duced from $1 25 to 98c. a pair.
Misses’ Black and Colored Hose.
W*’ have now in stock a complete assortment
of MISSES' BLACK AND COLORED HOSE,
both in plain and ribbed, in all grades and sizes,
from 35c. tosl a pair.
Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Underwear.
LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S WHITE AND
SCARLET UN DEI? VESTS at 75c., sl. $1 25,
$1 50, $1 75 and $2. The above prices arc
quoted at a reduction of 20 per cent.
Cl 111 VII 1 I ) 350 dozen Misses’Black and
\r r I I\ I V Cu'oral Hose, In plain and
Lll 111/IHIj f ribbed, double knees and
Mi UVUILI ) feet, at 25c. a pair.
CROHAN & Doom
Fine Florida Oranges.
Apples, Cocoanuts, etc.
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran, etc., in
car loads or less, at lowest
Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage,etc.
Peanuts, Peas, Stock Feed, etc.
T. P. BOND & CO.’S,
'l'Hi. finest line of Plush Cases in the city,
A consisting of Glove and Handkerchief
Boxes, Dressing Cases. Manicure Sets, Slmving
ets, etc. Also, a line of beautiful Vases. Visit,
ing Card Cases, Writing Tablets. Perfume
Baskets, Odor Cases, Cut Glass Bottles. Perfum
ery, etc., at X,. C. Strong's Drugstore,
corner Bull aud Perry street lane.
LAST APPEARANCE OF
R. D. McLEAN,
SUPPORTED BY A GOOD COMPANY.
THIS EVENING, Grand Double BUI,
PYGMALION k GALATEA
And Two Scenes from RICHARD IH.
Seats on sale at Davis Bros.’
Next Attraction—Evangeline, Dec. 9 and 10.
Nothing Succeeds Like Success!
Friday Night and Saturday Matinee & Night,
DEC. 9 AND 10.
With Its Great Cast!
BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES and EFFECTS and
a Musical Score of 40 numbers.
Proprietor and Manager.. .Mr. W. W. Tillotson
Seats on sale at Davis Bros.’ Dec. 8.
Next Attraction—“THE BROOK,” a beautiful
Musical Comedy. 1 tec. 10 aud 17.
SAVANNAH TURN VEREIN
On THURSDAY, December Bth, 1887, at TUR
NER HALL, corner Broughton aud Jefferson
TICKETS, SI 00.
Committee: Emil J. Rail, M. 1.. Bvck, H.
Rcheerer, G. Bartels, F. Mundorf, V. S. Studrr,
S. Schwinn, Geo. M. Helmken, J. Dieter, Win.
Gibbons, Conrad Schwarz.
1/ E C T TX JR, IE
PRESIDENT HENRY E. SHEPHERD.
rpilE public are invited to hear a lecture to he
X delivered in the Library of the Georgia His
torical Society, by Dr. Ifenry E. Shepherd,
President of Charleston College,
AT 8 P. M.
HIS SUBJECT WILL BE!
The Present State of Historical Study in
Europe and America.
'ET ADMISSION FREE!
A. S. COHEN.
A. S. COHEN,
1.1!) 1-2 Broughton SI.
HOUSE AND SION PAINTING.
T. E BROUGHTON k 10.,
Rouse, Sign and Ornamental Painting,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
BRUSHES, GLASS, JUto.
Estimates furnished on application. Hardwood
finish and polishing a specialty.
Knights of Pythias’ Building, 44 1-2 Bar
nard Street, Savannah, Ga.
Country Order is Sol icited,
EDWARD LOVELL k SONS,
Parker and Coifs
Breech. Loading trims.
Brass and Paper Shells*
Hunting Coats, etc.
Cliamb e r 1 in Loaded
3,000 1 gallon Jugs.
3,000 2 gallon Jugs
1,500 3 gallon Jugs
SUPERIOR QUALITY. CALL EARLY.
A. EHRLICH & BRO.
-167 BAY STRLr.I