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THE OUTCOME STILL VERY HARD
Excitement Over the Refusal of the
Mayor and Council to Receive the
Returns at White Heat—The Day’s
Business in the United States Court.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 14. —The ex
citement this morning over the election
muddle, and the refusal of the Mayor and
Clerk to receive the returns, was at white
heat. At it o’clock, the hour set for the as
sembling of the Council, the room was
crowded. At 10 o’clock a quorum was ob
tained, and Chairman Call rapped themeet
ingto order. The inspector and judges made
their report, saying they had presented
their returns to the Mayor and Clerk, anil
that these officials had refused to accept
Some discussion ensued, and President
Call read the law covering the election for
Jacksonville. He took the posi
tion that the Council had noth
ing to do in the matter whatever. It
was the duty of the judges and inspectors,
or clerks, as they should be called, to report
first from the wards, giving certificates to
the Aldermen elected, end then to meet and
report on the vote for Mayor and give their
certificate therefor. This opinion was
finally acquiesced in, and the Council re
quests! the judges and clerks to at once
perform that duty.
Mayor Burbridge said he had some re
turns in his possession, and he wanted to
know how to dispose of them. On motion
it was resolved that the City Clerk receive
them, and aso the ballot-boxes, for safe
keeping, which command he at once obeyed.
The Council then adjourned. Mr. Call re
marked that he did not think the new gov
ernment would exist very long under the
officials chosen yesterday, as the Supreme
Court would probably declare all steps
taken in the matter illegal from the begin
A\ hen the Counciljadjourned the judges
and clerks remained to canvass the returns
and issue the certificates, but several* were
absent, and it was resolved to adjourn till 4
o’clock when all would be present. The
business men generally look with distrust
on the continual agitation going on and de
sire the matter settled at once. The
election was fair, and no complaints
have been made regarding it in any way or
shape. In all probability Mayor Burbridge
and the Council will refuse to recognize the
new officials even when they receive their
certificate, and a vrrit of quo warranto will
l>e applied for at once from the Supreme
Court, The case will then be carried there
so ns to have it retd at once. The newly
elected officials say it is their wish that the
matter be tested so that it can be settled
once for all.
At the afternoon meeting, after two hours
of wrangling, the judges and clerks signed
the certificates and made a certified copy of
their proceedings for the City Clerk. The
new officials are now deliberating about the
requisite steps to take next.
Mayor-elect Smith and the newly elected
Alderme : meet in the morning at 10 o’clock
to decide about choosing counsel, and also
the best method to present their case to the
CIRCUIT COURT CASES.
The business of the United States Circuit
Court to duy was as follows:
The case of Janies C. Brown, of Gaines
ville, against the Wheeler and Wilson Sew
ing Machine Company came up for trial and
was continued until Jan. 4. At the request
of the defendant, and upon the defendant
agreeing to pay all costs ($25 05) to date.
This is an action for damages wherein
Brown was arrested on a charge of embez
zling $>!00 from the Sewing Machine Com
pany while in its employ. The charge was
afterward withdrawn and this suit is for
$20,000 damages for defamation of charac
Singer Manufacturing Company vs. P. S.
Cos ggins, continued.
The libel suits of E. H. Lewis and Mary
B. Calvano, against the Florida Printing
and Publishing Company, were continued
until next month, and the same (two suits)
against G. C. Wilson, stockholder in the
company, was left open to be called up at
The suit of Christopher Haskell vs. Wil
liam T. Reed was dismissed with leave to
reinstate on or before the first Monday in
The suit of the Florida Land and Mort
gage Company vs. J. M. Calliwell was
retained for costs.
In the case of T. J. Wailes vs. the Florida
Railway and Navigation Company, the de
murrer of the defendant (J. W. Brown) to
the bill of complaint was overruled and
thirty days were allowed in which to answer.
An order was made to collect the costs in
the case of Diekerhoff, Raetfier & Cos.
against H. D. Harwood et al.
C. M. Fields, of Gainesville, was ap
pointed Mas' er to tak , testimony in the
case of Herbert Murphy, against tiie coun
ty of Alachua.
The demurrer in the case of William
Bright, against George Bright etal., was
overruled and leave to plead granted.
The cases of W. B. Roberts, against the
Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad
Company, and J. S. Watts, executor against
J. F. Wellborn were continued tfll the
The petit jurors residing out of Duval
county were discharged until the April
term, and those in the county until
the first Monday in January.
BURGLARS AT WORK.
Burglars entered the store of J. W. Miller
at Marietta, a small town on the Florida
Railway .u<l Navigation Company’s rail
way, elgh i miles south of this city, last night,
and carried < T a large amount of groceries
and other merchandise. There is no clew to
On Dec. 27 the Mallory line will begin its
semi-weekly run from New York to Feriian
dina. The vessels will sail from New York
Tuesdays and Fridays and from Fernandina
Wedne-days and Saturdays.
Dr. Wyliy telegraphs tc -night that Polk
county hasr.ised the quarantine against
Tampa. This leaves it open, but refugees
are still warned to remain iiway.
HE SAW THE MENAGERIE.
D. C. Cl emmons, a German hailing from
Savannah, arrived here yesterday and last
night concluded to look up the elephant.
He found the entire menagerie, as this
morning he ascertained that he had been
robbed of $35.
The Directors of the Florida Fruit Ex
change held their regular monthly meeting
to-day. Those present were Mr. Fairbanks,
of Nassau; Mr. Wynn, of Orange;
Mr. Mitchell, of Volusia; Mr. Baer, of Du
val; Mr. Kedney, of Orange, and Mr. Blan
ton, of Putnam county. Several matters of
much importance were fully considered and
acted on. The affairs of the company were
fully discussed and reported to be
In a prosperous 'condition. The General
Manager reported an increase up to the
present over last season’s business of just
!>•> per cent. The fruit forwarded up to Deo.
ltd last year by the Exchange was 21,108
boxes, and during the present season up to
Dec. 13 the shipments aggregate 41,147
1 sixes, an increase of 30,0311 boxes in favor
of the present season.
Eastman’s Municipal Ticket.
Eastman, Dec. 14. —At a meeting of the
citizens of Eastman at tile court house Mon
day night lor the purpose of nominating a
municipal ticket, the following gentlemen
were selected by acclamation: James
Bishop, Jr., for Mayor; Dr. J. I). Herman,
K. A. Smith, E. J. PeacocK and Dr. T J.
Buchale for Aldermen. Col. James Bishop
is a popular lawyer, and will, if elected,
take a pride in giving the town a progres
sive administration. The candidates for
Aldermen are young men of merit and have
the best interests of the town at heart.
lwo Girls ilope.
Eustis, Fla., Dec. 14.—Two young girls
named Kelly, of Seneca, elojied last night.
THE LAKE REGION.
A Bit of Interesting Matters from Tav
Tavares, Fla., Dec. 14.—The approach
of the holidays has stimulated business in
the lake region and dealers in Christmas
goods are having a fair trade. Orange
growers have been sending some of their
choicest fruit to market and returns from
sale of the same are generally satisfactory.
There has been some large sales of fruit to
Northern buyers during the past two weeks,
the aggregate being several carloads at from
$1 85 to $2 25 per box. The recent cold,
while it injured did not destroy the vege
table crop, and snap beans are still being
shipped North from in and around Tavares.
The area of land planted this year in early
vegetables is larger than ever before, and
growers aro far from feeling despondent
over the situation.
At the last meeting of the Board of Coun
ty Commissionsrs for Lake county an ap
propriation of SI,OOO was made for the Bub-
Tropical Exposition, and while the amount
is not as large as many of our people would
liked to have had it, still with the well
known liberality of the people of Lake
county to donate their choicest products to
fairs we predict such a showing as will
not be excelled by any other portion of the
THERE IS A LULL BEFORE THE STORM
in the county seat question. The election
held in October demonstrated that the
choice of the majority of the people wns
pretty equally divided between Tavares and
Leesburg, the former place leading in the
race. It is difficult to predict what the re
sult ot the which is to bo held
Jan, 17, will be. There is a sort of “dog in
the manger” feeling indulged in by some
disappointed aspirants that may prevent a
decision of the vexed question at the next
election. The subject is rarely spoken of by
any one, and by g -neral consent the discus
sion both private and public is postponed
until after the holidays.
have assumed anew interest within the
j>ast few days. Work on the Tavares,
Apopka and ( iulf road was suspended about
three weeks ago, and considerable anxiety
has been felt by business men here as to
wheen it w'ould be resumed. The officials
of the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West
railroad went over the line of road Monday
in their private car, and it is also reported
they made an inspection of the Midland
road. Both roads are directly tributary to
the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key W st
railroad, and if controlled by it would fur
nish a largo amount of freight which is now
divided among the several lines centering
The action of the Stale Railroad Commis
sioners in reducing fares and freight rates
meets with both approval and condemna
tion. The feeling is gaining ground that
the Commissioners have been unwise and
hasty in their action. That the whole ques
tion is some sort of political job admits of
but little doubt, and w ithin the [xtst two
weeks we have heard some of the most en
thusiastic approvers of the law when first
passed express grave doubts as to the good
to accrue either to the public or to the State.
The names of some disappointed political
aspirants are getting mixed up with the
affair, and the more knowing ones predict
an effort to capture- the next Governorship
of Florida out of the measure.
HON. JOHN G. SINCLAIR, OF ORLANDO,
who has recently returned from his summer
visit to New Hampshire, was in town last
Saturday. He informs us that Hon. Frank
Jones will soon lie here, and we expect as
the result some revival of business for this
particular locality. There are fully as
many, if not more, strangers here every
day than ever lief ore, and> from none of
them do we hear the fear of coming on ac
count of the late fever epidemic in Key
West and Tampa. There is no “scare” such
as-has been reported, and the only draw
back to a larger travel into Florida than at
any previous year is the higher rate of fare
charged as compared with the rate to Cali
fornia, still with the increased facilities for
comfort in coming here it is safe to predict
a larger tourist travel than ever before.
. The Lake Abstract Company has just
opened an office here. From the manager
it is learned that the records show a large
cancellatio . of mortgages, and that hut few
new ones are lieing executed. This state of
affairs is more particularly the case in the
western portion of the county around Lees
The Peninsula Hotel here has been leased
for a year to a party from Michigan, and
w ill open under its new management about
Jan. 1. The lessee is suid to be an expe
rienced hotel man, and as the Peninsula
only needs to be well kept to be well patron
ized, we trust the reputation of its future
landlord has not been overestimate.!.
One of the new stores in the Jones block
has been rented, and a dry-goods store
of the first class will be opened about Dec. 20.
RUIN IN RED GLARED
The Business Portion of Orange City
Burned—A Marietta Blaze.
Atlanta, Dec. 14. —Fire occurred at
Marietta early this morning, destroying
two buildings and burning the roof off of a
third. The loss is $35,000, and the insurance
SIB,OOO. Springer Brothers, dealers in
drygoods; J. W. Boseman, jeweler ■ Drover
Brothers, insurance agents; G. C. Burnap,
banker; T. W. Glover, keeper of a general
store, and E. P. Dobbs, a hardware mer
chant, are the chief sufferers.
ORANGE CITY’S HEAVY LOSS.
Jacksonville, Fla , Dec. 14.—The busi
ness portion of Orange City, Volusia county
was burned yesterday. The loss is $15,000.
The lire was discovered at 3 o’clock in the
morning in the building occuied bv Allyn
& Cos , and by Mr. Prevatt as postmaster,
and the Times office. It extended both to
the east and west, burning Grover’s build
ing occupied by himself as a bank and
jewelry store, and by the railroad com
pany as offices; 4V. W. West, general store;
John Twombly, grocer, and Miss C. A. Bab
cock’s millinery store. There is no insurance
except $1,500 on West’s building and
stock. It is inqtossibla to 101 l the loss.
Freeman & Spencer lose the post office
building aud about SSOO worth or goods.
B. E. Prevatt loses about $1,300. Allyn &
Cos. about SI,OOO in drug and stationery
stock. Dr. Allyn loses about S3OO in books
and instruments, and all the city books and
papers. West, Twombly and Miss Babcock
lose only their buildings. Grover loses his
building and a part of his stock. Campbell
& Casia’s new building was saved with but
The fire was without doubt of incendiary
origin. Twombly lias rented the store just
vacated by Allyn & Cos. West has rented
the Carpenter building. The railroad offico
will lm 1 with Burrifi. The post office will fie
with West. Prevatt expects to purchase
new’ material for the Timex nt once.
Grover will open up in his residence for a
The ladies worked like beavers in carry
ing out goods. One lady rolled out several
barrels of flour and rice.
FIRE AT ALTOONA.
Eustis, Fla., Dec. 14.— Three stores, the
depot and three cars, including a lot of
merchandise and fruit, were burned by an
incendiary file last night at Altoona.
A FERRY BOAT BURNED.
PaLatka. Fla., Dee. 14.—The ferry boat
Armstncar, which runs to Uulleston, caught
fire at her wharf to-night, and was burned
to the water's edge out in the river. The
loss is $5,500 and the insurance $4,000.
Fort Gaines’ 1 lection.
Fort Gaines, Ga.. Dec. 14. —The election
for the ooming year for Muvoi and Alder
men for the town of Fort Gaines was held
yesterday and resulted in the election of the
former Mavor, 8. D. Coleman, with no op
position. There are but few cha"gos in the
! list of Aldermen. It was a spirited contest.
Tiie following is the list of the Aldermen:
j J. E. Peterson, G. R. Sutline, J. F. Porter, G.
| Hertz and F. E. Grist. The day passed off
I without aqy disturbances.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1887.
AUGUSTA’S BOAT LINE.
The Second New Craft Launched A
Colored Man Drops Dead.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 14.—The second new
boat of the Augusta Steamboat Company
was launched at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon.
The ceremony was witnessed by a very
large crowd. As the boat moved over the
ways she was named “Progress,” and a bot
tle of champagne was broken on "her deck
by Recorder Dunbar. She was slightly
damaged by the breaking of a hog-chain
while Being launched.
Pompey Calhoun, a colored man, dropped
dead on Broad street to-day from hemor
rhage of the lungs.
( harles Breitz, a blacksmith, in York
ville, 8. C., committed suicide between 1
and 2 o’clock this morning while under the
influence of whisky, by juimung from a
w indow in the third story to the pavement
below-. Ho was internally injured and died
at :> o’clock. The deceased was unmnrried.
While a little child of Mr. Quarles, of
Ridge Spring, S. C., was playing around
tiie washtub lie picked up a can of concen
trated lye and swallowed a quantity of the
fluid, from the effects of which he died in
CHARLESTON TAKES ACTION.
The Subject of Cotton Fires Discussed
by the Charleston Exchange.
The Charleston Exchange at its annual
meeting a day or two ago took up the sub
ject of cotton fires. The Marine Committee
of the Exchange submitted a report based
upon the communications from the various
Boards of Underwriters, both in England
and in this country, and upon the commit
tee’s personal investigations.
The committee, after having looked into
the matter thoroughly and after having in
vestigated the various theories as to the
origin of the fires, state that
it is impossible for it to suggest
any course for them but that
it believes that ineendiarism has much to do
with them. The committee urged the adop
tion of every possible measure that will
lessen the risk on cotton and that will tend
to prevent the so frequent occurrence of
fires. There is no ordinance in (diarieston
prohibiting the lightering of cotton without
covering, but the committee urged the
adoption of such a law. Otherwise the
same precautions are taken there that are
taken in Savannah.
The Secretary of the American Chamber
of Commerce at Liverpool writes: “The
subject has received much attention from
underwriters, shipowners and consignees of
cotton in this city. A strong lielief is en
tertained by them that in many of the fires
incendiarism lias been the cause. In regard
to the subject generally, although in some
points there is a difference of opinion, yet
there is an absolute concurrence in the view
that the inflammability of bales of Ameri
can cotton is due to the lightness of the
pressing at some ports, and to the loose and
insufficient nature of the wrapping at all.
Fire amongst sweat cotton is practically
unknown, the pressing in India lieing much
tighter, the bands closer and the covering
much firmer and stronger, and more com
pletely enveloping the bale than with you.
It is indeed obvious that whenever cotton is
allowed to ‘spew out’ from the bale, so that
loose pieces are exposed, it is very liable to
ignition whether from accident or from de
Happily Charleston has had only one
serious cotton fire this year.
Inspecting the Signal Service.
Lieut. Frederick R. Da}', United States
Signal Service Inspector, was engaged yes
terday in making an inspection of the Sa
vannah Weather Bureau, a report of which
will be submitted to the department at
Washington. Lieut. Day is on his annual
tour through the South. He will leave this
morning for Florida, where he will visit
Cedar Keys and Key West. He will then
go to New Orleans and other points along
the Mississippi river.
The Grant Monument Fund Likely to
Receive Several Thousand Dollars
From an Unexpected Sourc e.
From the New York Times Dec. 9, 1887.
Funds for the Monument have been com
ing in slowly of late, though encouragingly.
Of the whole amount desired (about $250,-
000) there has been received to date, about
$135,000. Now, Messrs. Wickoff, Seamans
& Benedict, the proprietors of the Reming
ton Standard Typewriter, have challenged
all other writing machines to a contest in
which it is proposed to decide the question
as to which is the sujierior machine.
They propose to deposit SI,OOO in the
hands of the umpire (who by the way, is to
lie appointed by their competitors;) each
competitor also to deposit SI,OOO. After
paying SSOO for the exjiense of operators,
the whole sum thus deposited is to go to the
Grand Monument Fund. It is to be hoped
that at least several of these typewriters
will accept the challenge.
It will be seen that should this challenge
tie accepted by three ot the competitors of
the Remington, the result would be, not
only to establish the superiority of one of
the competing machines, but at the same
time to give the Grant Monument Fund the
sum of $3,500.
__ _J We Cut From the Start.
Many merchants get ail they can for their
goods during the height of the season and
rely on alleged low prices to work off the
surplus stock on the eve of a now season.
We think differently. We make it a rule
to try and sell our goods with the seas on,
lieing satisfied with a continual small profit
in preference to a high-priced “spurt’’ and
then a big stock to carry over at the end of
the season. In other words, we put the
lowest living prices on our stock from the
start, and do not trust to luck or “below
cost.’’ sale—that hoary-headed old chestnut —
to work off what is loft. Bo much for the
wedge. Now for the maul to drive our
Our stock has been augmented by our
holiday selections, comprising special gar
ments, Buits, Overcoats, Neckwear, Bilk
Handkerchiefs and Furnishings for the gala
season; many novelties, all gems of the
manufacturer’s good taste. We have a
pretty’ lino of Prince Albert Suits, not only
the well-known blacks and blues, but in
mixed goods. Also a dashing line of four
button Cutaway Buits. in short, our entire
stock indicates the merchant tailor rather
than the ready-made dealer, without the
merchant tailor price. The Big Golden
Arm. Simon Mitchell.
150 Broughton street.
Useful Holiday Presents
Are not easy to select. Useless articles for
mere show, just for the purpose and the
day are mostly sought after. For a boy or
youth, or even fora husband or father what
is ihjfi-e nicer or more usl'ul than an Over
coat, Suit of Clothing, half-dozen nice
Shirts, fancy or white lauudriod or unlaun
driedf To one more distant related, or to a
friend, a Hat, Umbrella, pair of Buspend
ers. Bilk Handkerchief, or a half-dozen
Linen ones, a nice valise make very suitable
presents. All of the nbfivo mentioned
articles can lie bought at very low prices
from the “Famous, 144 Congress street,
northeast corner Whitaker. V‘.’e sell Boy’s’
Buits and Overcoats from $3 50 up, Men’s
Buits and Overcoats from $5 up to s’3s.
Scarfs, Suspenders, Bocks for 35c.
Gentlemen can oven find in our place n
nice present for their lady friends m the
shape of a nice gold or silver-headed Gloria
Umbrella at prices ranging from $3 50 up to
$7. A nice leather-covered Trunk makes a
good, useful present for a lady.
Advice to Motaers.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syruo should
always be used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves tlio little suffer at once; it
produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving
the child from pain aud the little cherub
awakes as “bright as a button.”
It is very pleasant to taste. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays all [lain, re
lieves wind, yegulatee the bowels, and Is the
best known remedy for diarrhoea, whether
arising from teething or other causes. 35
cents a bottle.
Special indications for Georgia:
RAIN Huiin, followed by cooler, clearing
weather, winds becoming fresh to
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Dec. 14. 1887, and the mean of same day for
Mean Temperature from the Departure
I Mean Since
for 15 years Dec. 14,'87, -i-or Jan. 1,1887.
MM) j 55.0 j -|- 1.0 - 079.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mean Daily Amount groftS?
Amount for for I Meau & ince
16 Years. Dec. 14, 87.) or _ Jan , 18S7 _
•” i 84 | -I- .73 —l3 32
Maximum tornp'T.at ur • 57* inuumum tern
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta timoi
was 7 8 feet>—a fall of 1.0 during the past
Observations taken at the seme moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Dec. 11, 9:36 p. m.. city time.
Portland ; 38' S I Clear.
Poston | 33 S E Clear.
Block Island 'll S W ... Fair.
New York city ... 41 S Cloudy.
Philadelphia 41 S .. Cloudy.
Detroit 34, S Cloudy.
Fort Buford 20 SW Clear.
St. Vincent j 16| S T* Cloudy.
Washington city. 42 S | Cloudy.
Norfolk 46 E T* Cloudy.
(Tiarlotte 44 N E 8 T Raining.
Titusville 72 S Cloudy.
Wilmington 56N E 6 .02 Cloudy.
Charleston 53; E 0 On Raining.
Augusta 52,N E 0 .00; Raining.
Savannah 50 E 6 .12 Cloudy.
Jacksonville 001 E .. .02 Cloudy.
Cedar Keys 04 S Foggy.
Key West 74 S E 6 T* Clear
Atlanta 4S| E 6 .12 Raining.
Pensacola 62: NW Cloudy.
Mobile 54 NW .. . .. Foggy,
Montgomery .... 52 E . .02 Foggy.
Vicksburg 50 N E .02 Raining.
New Orleans 50 N E Cloudy.
Shreveport 4* N .04 Cloudy.
Fort Smith 44 N E Cloudy.
Galveston. 54 N 8 .02 Cloudy.
Corpus Christi 52 N E 12 Cloudy.
Palestine 48!N E 0 Cloudy.
Knoxville 48 NE . T* Cloudy.
Memphis 54 N Cloudy.
Nashville 46 N E Cloudy.
Indianapolis 36 SW Clear.
Cincinnati 41 W (Hear.
Pittsburg 40 W Clear.
Buffalo 34! N E Clear.
Cleveland 30 S Clear.
Marquette 34]NW .. T* Snowing.
Chicago 34 W . T* Snowing.
Duluth 16 NW Clear.
St. Paul 20 W . T* Cloudy.
Davenport 36 NW . T* Cloudy.
Cairo.. 44 N .. Fair.
St, Louis 36 N Clear.
Leavenworth... . 30 N Clear.
Omaha 26 N W Clear.
Yankton 20, S E Clear.
Bismarck 12 Clear.
Cheyenne 16 NW Clear.
North Platte 24 W Clear.
Dodge City 22 N E Clear
Santa Fe 20 N Clear.
T* denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
NOT IN BED FOR SEVEN YEARS.
Sweet Sleep and Perfect Health Re
stored by the Use of Prickly Ash,
Poke Root and Potassium.
Lakk City. Fla., June 24, 1886.
C. H. Newman, of Lake City, Fla., says
his wife has suffered for seven years
with a complication of diseases, of
which Asthma was the most prevalent.
She has not laid down in betl for seven
years. He has expended all the money
his business has made him in that time
for medicine, physicians, etc., to obtain
relief for her, but without any success
whatever. He was advised by physi
cians to try P. P. P. He linally did so,
expecting to derive no lienefit, but after
taking less than two bottles eruptions
appeared all over and she immediately
Ixigan to improve, and now her skin is
perfectly clear. She sleeps soundly
every night on an ordinary pillow’ and
her general health has not been better
in years. Mr. New’man, who is a mer
chant in Lake City, is very enthusiastic
over the cure,and thinks it the grandest
blood purifier and tonic of the age.
P. P. P. is a home remedy; is no secret,
but a regular physician’s prescription, pre
pared in the most careful manner, and from
materials that are always fresh and reliable.
P. P. P. is the greatest Tonic in the market.
For sale by all Medicine Dealers.
Dr. W hitehead can be consulted daily
at the office of the Company, Odd Fellows’
Hall Building, without charge. Prescrip
tions and examination free. All inquiries
by mail will also receive his personal at
Coming Holidays we have received some
special novelties in our respective depart
ments, to which we would call special atten
tion to styles and prices.
We have also received 3,000 more of our
desk rulers, which were distributed among
the business houses of the city the first part
of the.sea.son. These rulers will be presented
to each und every boy in tho city who will
call at our store and register his name, age
and address in our registering book.
To every visitor to our store will lie pre
sented our beautiful souvenir “Wall Pocket”
of our second fall season whether they
purchase or not. Please ask for same.
Together with the above, will be presented
to every $25 purchaser a beautiful gilt
frame picture, 20x25 inches.
Notwithstanding the above inducement,
we guarantee every purchase to be as low, if
not lower, than can be bought in the city.
Each and every article is marked in plain
figures. One price to all. Special atten
tion to our Children’s and Boys’ Overcoats.
Our $9,110, sll, sl2, $12.50, $13.50 and sls
Men’s Business Buits are worthy of atten
tion. Remember the number, 103 Congress
street, opposite the Market.
Appel & Bchaul,
One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
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
I. II k SONS.
BUTLER.—The relatives ami friends of Mr.
W. C. Butler, are invited to attend his funeral
from the residence of his son. R. M. Butler, 129
Drayton street, THIS AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock.
SOLOMON S LODGE NO. I, F. A A. M.
The 151st annual communication of a
this Lodge will be held at Masonic _T&_.
Temple THIS (Thursday) EVENING. XjK
Dec. 15, 5887, at 8 o’clock. Election off ▼ '
officers. Come prepared to pay dues.
Visiting and transient brethren cordially and
fraternally invited. By order
J. R. SAUSSY, W. M.
Thomas H. Laird, Secretary.
ST. ANDREW’S SOCIETY.
The regular monthly meeting of the St. An
drew's Society will be held THIS (Thursday)
EVENING at Metropolitan Hall at 8 o'clock.
Punctual attendance is requested.
HENRY A. McLEOD, Sec, and Treas.
CONFEDERATE VETERANS’ ASSOC IA
Savannah. Dec. 15th, 18S7.
An adjourned meeting of the Confederate
Veterans' Association will be held in the Court
House at 8 o’clock THIS EVENING. Gen.
1 .afayette McLaws will deliver bis address to
the veterans. A prompt and full attendance is
expected. JNO. K. DILLON, Secretary.
SAVANNAH HAN.v AND TRYST COM
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 15, 1887.
The annual meeting of the Stockholders of
this bank will beheld at the bank on SATUR
DAY, 31st inst., at 12o'clock noon, for the elec
tion of Directors, etc.
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. of Ga.. I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7, 1887. (
The annual meeting of Stockholders of this
Company will take place at the Banking House,
in Savannah, on THURSDAY, Dec. 22, at 10
o’clock a. m. Stockholders and their families
will lie passed free over the Company's road to
the meeting from the 19th to the 22d inclusive,
and will be passed free returning from the 22d
to the 241. h inclusive, on presentation of their
stock certificates to t he conductors.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM, Cashier.
Advertisements inserted under “ Special
Notices" unit be charged $1 00 a Square each
LAST NOTICE. """
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES FOR 1887.
Notice is hereby given that the Tax Digest
for 1887 will be closed on SATURDAY, Dec. 17,
at 2 o'clock p. m., when all unpaid taxes for
property, professions and polls will be collected
by execution with costs.
james j. McGowan,
Tax Collector Chatham County.
MERCHANTS’ NATIONAL BANK OF~
The annual election for seven Directors of
this Bank will be held at the Banking House, on
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 1888, between the hours of
12 and 1 o’clock. THOS. GADSDEN,
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 11, 1887.
TO HOUSEKEEPERS. *
One of the best of dishes for the breakfast
table is Buckwheat Cakes, and when made from
Hecker’s Self-Raising Buckwheat, they are so
light and wholesome a dyspeptic can eat them
without detriment. We will continue our Bak
ing Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Hall for a
week or ten days, baking from 10 a.m. to 1 p. m.,
and from 3:30 to 6 o’clock p. m., and will show
housekeepers that in less than five minutes a
perfect cake can lie made ready for the table.
We will be glad to explain to all who w ill call
how they are made.
GEO. V. HECKER & CO.
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 Stew art streets. Special
attention paid to country orders.
EJECTION FOR DIRECTORS
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. of Ga., i
Savannah, Ga.. Dec. Ist, 1887. f
An election for Thirteen Directors to manage
the affairs of this Company for the ensuing
year will lie held at the Banking House, in Sa
vannah, MONDAY, the SECOND day of JANU
ARY, 1888, between rhe hours of 10 o’clock A,
M.,and2 o'clock p. m. Stockholders and their
families will he 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.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Southwestern Railroad Company’s Office, I
Macon. Ga., Dec. 10, 1887. f
Dividend No. 68, of Three Dollars and Fifty
Cents per share, will be paid the Stockholders
of this company, on and after the 21st inst.
Stockholders receiving their dividends in
Macon will be paid at the Central Georgia Bank
of this city, those in Savannah at the Central
Railroad Bank of that city.
W. S. BRANTLEY, Secretary and Treas.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. of Ga., I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7,1887. j
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^
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tm. 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, 81 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist, Savannah. Ga.
'every (kmJly and Inny he obtained ft-onuoli Toy
draiera, Stationers and Educational DepOta. The
ilMcc-list will bo forwarded gratis on application to
F. AD. RICHTER & Cos.
MET/YORK, SIO, BROADWAY or LONDON EC
1. RAILWAY PLACE, FENCHCBCH STREET.
EDWARD LOVELL k SONS,
Parker and Colt’s
Breech Loading Gruns.
Brass and Paper Shells.
Hunting Coats, etc.
Olia in. ber lin Loaded
SAVANNAH _ THEATRE.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DEC. 16 and 17,
and SATURDAY MATINEE.
Carnival Nights of Fun,
In an elaborate revival of the musical and
witty extravaganza entitled
“For men may come and men may go. but I
flow on forever."
Depicting the pleasures of a jolly picnic. The
greatest musical comedy ever written. The
grandest and most beautiful extravaganza ever
produced. Produced in every particular. Music,
songs, dances, scenes, etc., as originally done
by the SALISBURY'S TROUBADOURS.
Seats on sale at Davis Bros. Dec. 15.
Next attraction, CHARLOTTE THOMPSON,
Dec. 21 and 22.
BOSTON DIME MUSEUM
C4OME and see the London Punch and Judy,
J Miss Muddin Bell locked in the prison walls,
the Circassian Beauty and hundreds of other
WILL TAKE PLACE
MONDAY. DEC, 12,
And we will Show a Well Selected
Lot ot Nice, but MEDIUM
As we have so often enumerated
the Useful Articles we keep, we will
only say that we have added a line of
Ornamental as well, and respectfully
ask an inspection.
Jno. F. LaFar
29 BULL ST.
FRU IT AND GROCERIES.
Fine Florida Oranges for Christmas pres
ents shipped to any part of the country.
Cocoanuts, Lemons, Apples, Turnips.
Onions, Potatoes, Cabbage, Mal
aga Grapes, Cow Peas.
300 bushels CLAY PEAS. 300 bushels RED RIP
PERS, 300 bushels WHIPPOORWILLS,
BLACK EYE and BLACK.
JEHsi-y <Bc G-uraiiCL.
Usual close figures on large lots.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.,
-A A BUNCHES CHOICE YELLOW and RED
DU II BANANAS.
APPLES, ORANGES, NUTS, RAISINS, etc.
Fresh Bananas received every ten days. Coun
try orders solicited.
A. H. CHAMPION.
ROLLED OX TONGUE.
ASPARAGUS, in Glass and Tins.
MUSHROOMS, in Glass and Tins.
NORWEGIAN SARDINES, Smoked.
FRENCH PEAS, very small,
And many other Imported and Domestic Deli
A. M. & C. W. WEST.
McDonom 4 BalMm
Machinists, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths,
MANUFACTURE R OF
STATIONARY and PORTABLE ENGINES,
VERTICAL and TOP-RUNNING COEN
MILLS, SUGAR WILLS and PANS.
AGENTS for Alert and Union Injectors, the
simplest and most effective on the market;
Gullett Light Draft Magnolia Cotton Gin, the
best in the market.
All orders promptly attended to. Send for
HOUSE AND SIGN FAINTING.
T. E. BROUGHTON & BR0„
House, Sign and Ornamental Fainting,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
BRUSHES, GLASS, Kto.
Estimates furnished on application. Hardwood
finish and polishing a specialty.
Knights of'Pythias’ Building, 44 1-2 Bar
nard Street, Savannah, Ga.
Country Orders So lie i ted.
SAVANNAH STEAM I.Ai .MIRY,
131 Congress Street,
Does Laundry work of every description in
first class style and at short notice.
Work called for and delivered.
Customers are protected against loss by fire.
UNIVERSITY OF YllitilMA.
4TH Session of nine months began October
vJ't Ist, lhsr. Students can enter at anytime
and after January Ist reduction of one-third of
Thorough instruction in Literary,
Scientific and Professional Departments, ineJud
iuk Law, Medicine, Pharmacy. Engineering and
* UIV * * r,)r catalogue app.y to(\ H. vKX
ABLE, Chm. of Faculty, P. O. University of
va., Va. *
DRY GOODS, ETC.
Useful Xmas Presents
Wan S tar’s,
Successors to B. F. McKenna & Cos.,
137 BROUGHTON STREET,
J? oze vs Ladies’ White Hemstitched
B'h' Linen Handkerchiefs, wide and narrow
hems, from 10c. to 75c. each.
500 dozen Ladies Colored Bordered Hem
stitched Linen Handkerchiefs, all different
styles, from 10c. to 75c. each.
150 dozen Indies’ Mourning Hemstitched Lin
en Handkerchiefs, very choice patterns, from
10c. to 75c. each.
75 dozen Ladies’ White and Fancy Embroid
ered Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, exquisite
styles, from 25c. to 75e. each.
100 dozen Children s Colored Bordered Hem
stitched linen Handkerchiefs, all new designs
at ltc. each.
125 dozen Gentlemen's White Hemmed Linen
Handkerchiefs from 10c. to 85c. each.
200 dozen Gentlemen’s AYhite Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs from 29c. to 75c. each.
175 dozen Gentlemen’s Colored Bordered Fine
Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, all new de
signs, from 20c. to 50c. each.
WHITE SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
100 dozen White Hemstitched Silk Handker
chiefs, wide and narrow hems, in pure and
cream white, from 50c. to $ 1 50 each.
75 dozen Pure and Cream White Brocaded
Silk Handkerchiefs from 50c to $1 50.
COLORED SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
500 dozen Fancy Colored Silk Handkerchiefs,
in all the latest designs and colorings, from 50c.
to $1 50 each.
Ladies' White Embroidered Aprons from $1
to $2 each.
Indies' Black and Colored Kid Gloves.
A full line of Pocketbooks from 10c. to 81
A large assortment of Gentlemen's Neckwear,
comprising all the latest novelties, from 25c. to
Children’s Fancy Scarfs and Bows at 25c. each.
Ladies’ and Gentlemen's Gloria Twilled and
Puritan Silk Umbrellas, in Gold, Silver, Oxided
Ladies’ Mourning Umbrellas, in Puritan and
A full line of Ladies’ Unbleached Balbriggan
Hose, in all grades and sizes, from 83 to $9 per
Full lines Ladies’ Colored Cotton and Lisle
Ladies’ Black Cotton, Lisle and Silk Hose
from 25c. to $1 50 a pair.
COLGATE’S EXTRACTS AND TOILET SOAPS.
We have just received a complete assortment
of Colgate’s Celebrated Extracts, Toilet Soaps,
Powder and Vaselines.
ORPHAN & DOONER.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY.
J HAVE the finest selection of Ladies’ and
Gentlemen’s GOLD WATCHES of the best
makes. Also the prettiest pattern in FINE
JEWELRY, as Ladies’ Diamonds, sets of Ear
ings, Lace Pins, Diamond Finger Rings, Brace
lets, Watch Chains, etc.; Gold-headed Canes and
Umbrellas, Fine French Clocks, at extraordi
nary low prices. Finest Silverware, Gold Spec
tacles, and numerous pretty things appropriate
for holiday presents.
Deskniillor’ Jewelrv Store,
Is fast approaching and everybody is on the
qui viva to Duy and to receive
■VTOW is the time to make selections. I would,
A. v therefore, extend a cordial invitation to
my friends and the public to call early and ex
amine my very large and well assorted stock of
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Solid
Silver and Plated Ware,
Which for variety, design, quality and prices
cannot be surpassed anywhere. All goods sold
warranted as represented.
J. ZEE. KOO.H
(Lyons' Block), Whitake.rst' 1
The Savannah Fire and Marine
PAID UP CAPITAL" - $200,000.
HOME OFFICE, No. 97 BAY STREET,
SWVANISrA.iI, - GEORGIA.
WILLIAM GARRARD President.
LEWIS KAYTON Vice President.
W. 11, DANIEL Secretary.
Herman Myers, George J. Baldwin.
John L. Hammood, Andrew Hanley.
J. B. Duckworth, I. G. Haas.
Samuel Meinhard, L. Kayton.
J. 11. Estill, David Wells.
C. R. Woods. W. H. Daniel.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
OF SAVANNAH, GA.
L B. Davis, Secretary and Manager, with
Office at Davis Bros., 42 and 44 Bull St.
MOST EARNESTLY INVITES and would
most respectfully urge you to inspect toe
Beautiful Samples of Water Color and India Ink
Portraits on exhibition at their office. The work
is pronounced very flue and superior, roe
company als< > makes a very fine Crayon 20x14 in
size in a choice and beautiful frame of oak,
bronze or gilt, for the very small price of
Tlie w ork of the Company is appreciated by our
people as is fully shown by over 230 orders in a
little over two months, w hich have been and are
now home finished. The work of the Company
is guaranteed. Make also Oil and l’astelle Por
traits. Your orders are solicited. Respectfully.
TIIE GREAT SOUTHERN PORTRAIT COM
PANY, of Savannah, Ga.
L. B. DAVIS,
Secretary and Manager, 12 and 44 Bull St
RE MOV A I*l
r PHE popular Carriage Works heretoforerf
-1 ried oil at West Broad and Huffy *trr. J
have been removed to Bt. Julian. Congreeuu*
Montgomery streets, Franklin Square. -
SAN BERG 4 CO-