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THE CITY TREASURER ORDERED
TO CASH ALL WARRANTS.
One Thousand Two Hundred and
Eleven Boxes of Oranges Sold at
Auction Under the Home Market
Scheme—An Outline of the Pro
gramme of the Opening Day of the
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 20. —The an
nouncement of City Treasurer Stockton,
that he will refuse to pay out any more city
money on the order of the old board, com
plicates matters greatly here. Mayor Bur
bridge said he thought it was done without
proper consideration, and that the City
Council will not acquiesce in the step.
He claims to be still Mayor, and
the old Council members of the
city government, and he doesn’t see how t he
Treasurer can refuse to pay a warrants.
They will remain in office till the Supreme
Court deposes them, by legalizing the late
election. Therefore, all warrants should be
paid as usual to keep the city affairs in
good shape. The Collector thought he
w ould still continue paying over all collec
tions to the Treasurer, but the Mayor re
marked that perha|s the Council would ob
ject, especially if the Treasurer refused to
pay any warrants.
At the City Council meeting to-nigbt
resolutions were passed instructing the City
Treasurer to pay all warrants that bore the
indorsement of the Finance Committee. All
the actual running exi<enses of the are
to be paid.
One thousand two hundred and eleven
boxes of oranges were sold at the auction
sales here to-day. The prices were fair:
92 for brights, $1 65 for golden russets
and $1 35 for russets.
At the last meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Sub-Tropical Exposition
the programme for the opening was out
lined. The details will be perfected soon
and published. The programme includes a
procession, headed by Gov. Perry and staff
p.nd the various heaas of the departments,
prominent clergymen, Mayors from sur
rounding towns, irfvited guests, visiting
At 2 o'clock the special dedication ode,
written expressly for this occasion (the
music by Prof. J. Davenport Kerrison and
the words by Dr. T. O. Summers) will be
sung by a large trained choir, and then
Director General Payne will deliver tho
opening address of welcome, and Gov.
Perry will also address the assemblage.
Agents will be sent all through Georgia
and other nearby States, to get up excur
sions and it is expected that the railroads
will offer every inducement in the way of
low rates. The space in the building w ill
be all taken up, and from the present out
look the exposition will be a success in every
particular. Ii 'u hops! to have Gilmore’s
famous bund here at the opening. The to
bacco exhi'oii **Ul lie peculiarly fine and
complete an 1 probably be a great surprise
to thousands who suppose that oranges are
Florida’s main reliance.
The following is a copy of the dedication
Hail! sun-decked queen of glory;
Hail: Slate of song and story,
Legends and allegory,
Florida the fn
Hail: to thy tropic bowers;
Hail! to thv fruits and flowers.
Sunshine aiul gentle showers,
Hail: to thy waters wanton;
Hail: to thy every fountain;
Tho' bursting not from mountain,
Sparkling and pure.
Out from thy bosom gushes.
Like maiden's laughing blushes.
Or inanbood'sjtender flushes,
Streamlets fresh and pure
GREEN COVE’S DEPOT ROBBERS.
The preliminary hearing in the case of
the State of Florida vs. Marcus J. deMedi
cis and Ford S. Perkins, charged with the
larceny of railroad tickets at Orange Park,
will come up before County Judge Cope
land at Green Cove Springs Thursday. The
judge sent down subpoenas to-day for the
Sheriff here for William Greere, Harry Mor
fan Mont B. deMedicis, G. IT. Walker and
IT. Melton as witnesses. The accused are
well known here and de Medicis was just
cleared of the charge of rape last month.
They were both captured in Atlanta and a
complete set of burglars’ tools were found
in their possession. They disposed of many
of the tickets there. The Jacksonville,
Tampa and Key West railway will assist in
the prosecution, as it was their tickets that
TO WRESTLE AT SAVANNAH.
The contest between Greek George and
Duncan C. Ross, will probably come off at
•Savannah, as they think a better house can
be obtained there. They left fur .Savannah
A warrant was issued by Justice Magill
this morning, for the arrest of G. W. Till
man, (colored) a school teacher at Mayport.
Tillman, it is said, forged the name of Dr.
TV. H. Babcock to two teachers’ pay cer
tificates and obtained SGS thereon, from
Marcus Conant, of Mayport.
Two dilapidated looking vehicles on the
street this morning attracted considerable
attention. The occupants proved to be a
party from Wisconsin, consisting of two
men, two women and six children, the
families of G. L. Slater and J. J. Ruse.
They left Detroit, Wis., Sept. 20, and came
all the waj T by wagon. Their terrible hag
gard appearance and the jaded look of the
horse-i told of the hardships endured on the
“overland route.” They were all bound for
SUICIDE AT PENSACOLA.
The Body of the Owner of Clothing
Found a W eek Ago Washed A shore.
Pensacola, Fla., Dec. 30. —About ten
days ago a suit of clothes and underwear
was found oh Sullivan’s wharf hidden
tinder a pile of wood. As there was no
blood or other marks to indicate violence
it was at the time generally supposed to be
the plunder of some petty thiet who, being
hemmed, took this method of temporarily
disposing of his plunder. Developments
made to-day, however, proved that this
was not the case. Upon the rocks forming
the breakwater for the wharf, near
the spot where the clothes were discovered
there drifted ashore the body of a middle
aged white man. There were no marks of
violence upon his person except two shot
wounds w hich were evidently of years
standing. It is unquestionably a case of
suicide. The body was taken in charge by
the Coroner. Up to this time there can be
discovered no clew leading to the identity of
As Christmas times draw nigh the white
citizens are suffering from depredations
made upon their hen roosts by petty thieves,
who are determined to have poultry for
('hristmas. No less than twelve robberies
of this kind have occurred within the past
MURDER AT CHIPLEY.
J. T. Pippin Shot Dead While Acting
as City Marshal.
Chiplev, Fla., Dec. 30.—A cold-blooded
mnrder was committed here to-day. J. T.
Pippin, a worthy citizen, while acting as
Marshal attempted to arrest E. C. Lamb,
who had violated a city ordinance, and in
self-defense was forced to use his pistol, and
■hot Lamb twice, inflicting painful though
not mortal wounds. A few moments after
ward James Alien appeared on the scene
and without the slightest provocation shot
Mr. Pippin, killing him instantly. The
murderer succeeded in making his 'escape,
but the Mayor has telegraphed asking the
Governor to offer a reward, and it is to be
hoped that Allen will be arrested and
brought to justice.
F.xamine D. B. Lester’s stock and get his
prices before buying your groceries.
UP IN A BALLOON.
A Lady Accompanies the Alronaut to
Benefit Her Asthma.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 20. —Prof. King, an
aeronaut, made his two hundredth ascension
from Augusta this afternoon. Twenty-five
thousand people assembled in and around
the vacant lot on Greene street, whence the
ascension was made, to witness the novel
sight. Crowds had come in on special
trains, and Augusta was full to overflowing
with country folks, who shopped in the
morning and swarmed around the air ship
in the afternoon. For squares about the
“Eyrie,” the name of the balloon, the fences,
housetops and every available altitudinal
lodging place were crowded with a mass
of humanity. Half an hour before the
ascension “Big Stove,” tho lire alarm bell,
rang out the signal that all was ready, and
clerks, proprietors and customers left the
stores en masse to swell the throng already
gathered. Exactly at 2:50 o’clock the
“Eyrie” lightened off her ballast, arose
gracefully and gradually above the house
tops and spires, amid the wild shouts of
thousands, and took a northeasterly direc
tion, crossing the Savannah river and float
ing over Hamburg, wbilft the occupants
Prof. King and lady, waved their
handkerchiefs in token of farewell. In
seven minutes the balloon met a t hick rain
charged cloud riftk and melted from view.
The lady accompanying Prof. King is Mrs.
Sleeper, of Washington, D. C., who has re
sided in and near Augusta for some time,
and who makes the voyage mainly in the
hope of benefiting her health. She suffers
from asthma. The direction taken by the
balloon being northeasterly, will probably
land the adventurers somewhere in the
neighborhood of Columbia, S. C. After
landing the professor and Mrs. Sleeper will
return to Augusta by train, bringing the
“Eyrie” with them. About seventeen
years ago Prof. King made an ascension
from Augusta and after a thrilling adven
ture in attempting to land reached terra
firma in Santee swamp, S. C. This was
the last balloon ascension from Augusta up
to that of to-day.
KILLED BY A FALL.
James Gainey a respected white citizen,
fell from the root of Lombard's new found
ry last evening, and died early the morn
ing from the effects of the injuries sustained.
He leaves a wife and several children.
W. M. Nelson, proprietorjof the Nelson
Hotel, of Columbia, 8. C., is in the city
negotiating for the purchase of the Central
Frank Gardner, a brakeman on the
South Carolina Railroad, fell from the top
of a freight car near Bamberg last night
and was horribly mangled, death resulting
instantaneously. He fell between the cars
and the entire train ran over him. Gardner
was from Charleston His father was en
gineer of the train.
Prof King returned to the city
to-night by the South Carolina rail
road. He landed his balloon without
accident nine miles lieyond Aiken, in Shaw
township, on the farm of W. T. Folure,
who drove him and his lady companion to
Aiken in time to catch the Augusta bound
passenger train. The trip of twenty-seven
miles was made in exactly one hour. The
balloon was enveloped in thick clouds most
of the way, but the Professor describes the
voyage as one of the pleasantest of his pre
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY
Supreme Court Decisions—Remains of
a Savannahian En Route Home.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20.—The following
Supreme Court decisions were handed down
Head vs. the Georgia Pacific railroad;
from Haralson. Reversed.
Same et al. vs. Chandler; from Haralson.
The remains of John T. O'Connor passed
through hero to-night from Gainesville to
Savannah for interment. Mr. O'Connor
was killed on the Gainesville, Jefferson and
Southern railway Aug. 19, 1886, and was
buried in tne cemetery at Gainesville.
The box containing the remains had the
certificate of A. B. C. Dorsey, sexton.
The Governor lias pardoned Obadiah
Ross, convicted in Jefferson Superior Court
in 1881 of the murder of Nathan Cornwell,
and sentenced to the penitentiary for life.
The Adjutant General has received from
N. C. Monroe, Washington city, tho roster
of the Third Georgia battalion.
. CLARKE'S DESPERADO.
He is Finally Captured After Being
Athens, Ga., Dec. 20. —Charlie Banks,
the ex-convict and desperado, was captured
last night at a late hour, after being shot
nearly in two. Banks had made new
threats to burn Capt. Mitchell’s house, and
last night a posse was sent to guard the
premises. Later on Banks was seen making
his way to the house, where his wife was
sleeping. On seeing the deputies he took to
his heels and the posse fired upon him.
Banks fell and dropped his pistol, but he
soon arose and was off. He was captured
again later on abou' a mile from the city.
Banks is badly shot and but little hope is
entertained for his recovery. He strongly
maintains that he is innocent of any offense
Columbus, Ga., Dec. 20.—The grading of
the new dummy line street railroad will be
commenced to-morrow. This afternoon at
Woodbury, on the Georgia Midland rail
road, several freight cars jumped the track,
delaying passenger trains about three hours.
A brakeman named Henderson jumped
from the moving train, dislocating his arm
and severely hurting his side.
The Columbus Guards have given an
order for new uniforms. They will be of
the best material and quite handsome.
The Young Men’s Christian Association
gave a concert to-night that was well at
tended and greatly enjoyed.
Acquitted of a Charge of Murder.
WaVi hoss, Ga., Dec. 20. —Joe Arnold,
who nine years ago murdered Pat Ward at
Millwood, in this county, and was appre
hended in Austin, Tex., and brought lan k
by Slier iff Henderson was tried at the ad
journed term of Ware Superior Court be
fore Judge Adams, of Savannah. The trial
was lengthy and the arguments exhaustive
for and against the prisoner, who is ex
tensively related in this county. The trial
excited w idespread attention. The jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty at'JilOo’clock
Each Shot the Other.
Midville, Ga., Dec. 20. —The town is in
a state of excitement to-night about a shoot
ing that occurred between ttie Town Mar
shal, Benjamin Sherrod, and a negro named
Henry Pughsly, an escaped convict, whom
the Marshal was attempting to arrest.
Shots were exe banged, both taking effect,
instantly killing Sherrod and seriously, if
not fatally, wounding the negro.
Racing at New C rlea :s.
New Orleans, Doc. 20.—The weather
was dear and the track muddy to day. The
events were as follows:
Fihst Race.—Four and a half furlongs.
I Watcheye won, with Festus second and Jim
Wi liams third. Time 1:03.
Sscoan Race.—Four and half furlongs, Hal
lie li. won, with Claude I .million second and
BolKiliuk third. Time 1:08>4.
Third Race.—Heven eiglniis of a mile. Jennie
] McFarland won, with Phil Lewis second and
Probus third. Time 1:45.
Fourth Race -Five-eighths of a mile. Buck
eye won. with Hnllie B. second and Katie Mao
third. Time 1:14.
Life seems hardly worth the lving to-day
to inuny a tired, unhappy discouraged
woman who is suffering from chronic fe
male weakness, for which she has been able
to find no relief. But there is a certain cure
for all the painful complaints to which the
weaker sex ig liable. We refer to Dr.
Fierce’s “Favorite Prescription’ to the vir
tues of which thousands of women can testi
fy. Asa tonic and nervine it is uusurpassed.
. All druggists.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1887.
FATE WAS AGAINST HIM.
The Pathetic Story of the Fall of Bank
Chicago, Dec. 20. —Charles E. H. Arnold,
assistant cashier of 8. A. Kean & Co.’s
banking house, who was held to the Crimi
nal Court for embezzlement yesterday, has
made a written confession. In it he savs
that he will waive examination and plead
guilty to any indictment charging him with
stealing $2,500, which amount, he says,
will cover everything. He winds up
by saying: “As my life has
been a burden to me since 15 years of age.
1 may find in prison peace and quietness,
which is necessary for me, for anything
which God in His will may let pass over me.
It will be ruin and destruction for wife,
child and myself in this world.” Arnold is
55 years old. He had no bad habits and was
trusted implicitly by the firm, but
his household expenses have lieeu very
heavy on account of >he long' sick
ness of his wife. For twelve or fourteen
years she has been a confirmed invalid and
he has watched her with tender devotion
for years. Three or four weeks ago an
erasure was noticed on one of Arnold’s
books. Experts secretly worked on the
books and discovered discrepancies.
Arnold was charged with theft. At first
he denied it, but finally broke down and
confesssed tho charge. His arrest followed.
PICKED UP AT SEA.
A Mate and Two Seamen Saved From
a Grave in the Deep.
New York, Dec. 20.—The Norwegian
steamer Odin, which arrived to-day from
Port de Paix, reports that Dec. 19, at 2:30
o’clock in the afternoon, forty-five miles
southeast of the five fathom bank lightship,
they rescued the mate, David B. Campbell,
and Seamen John Coleman and Frank Tay
lor, from the wreck of the schooner
11. and E. Kelly from Norfolk for New
Haven with lumber, and brought them to
this port. Mate Campbell reports that the
schooner sailed from Norfolk Dec. 16. On
Dec. 17, during a strong easterly gale and
snow storm, w hile making for harbor, the
schooner went aground in the breakers lie
tween Fenwick Island and the Capes of Dela
ware. The steward was washed overboard
by a heavy sea and drowned. Capt. Taylor
died from exhaustion. The mate and two
seamen stayed on the wreck until rescued
by the Odin.
A Fireman Killed and an Engineer
St. Louis, Dec. 20.—A disastrous collision
occurred this morning ne .r New'port, Ark.,
between a south-bound passenger train and
a north-bound freight on the Iron Mountain
railroad. The fireman of the passenger
train was instantly killed and Engi
neer Valentine seriously wounded,
perhaps fatally. Roadmaster En
glish was severely injured. The
baggagemaster and express messenger
were also hurt slightly. The passengers
were well shaken up, but none of them were
injured. The baggage and express cars were
turned over and took fire, but the flames
were speedily put out. Both locomotives
and several freight cars were practically
demolished. The engineer and fireman of
the freight train escaped by jumping.
HUNTING FOR CROOKEDNESS.
All the Employes of a Passenger De
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 20.—A1l the officials
and clerks in the passenger department of
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railr from
General Passenger Agent Smith down, about
fifty in number, have been temporarily re
lieved from duty, and their desks are occu
pied by a force of clerks from the auditing
department of the road. The officials of tho
road have for some time suspected some
thing wrong in the passenger department,
but were unable to locate or determine the
character of the crookedness, such as it is,
although suspicion attaches definitely to one
or two men. In order to work without em
barrassment In the invest gation, the entire
force connected with ticket sales has been
Pay of the Coal Miners.
Pittsburg, Dec. 20. —The Railroad Coal
Operators Association met here to-day, and
notified tho officials of the Miners’
Association that unless the men
working at the old rates came out
for the Columbus scale, the operators now
paying 5 per cent, advance will close down
their mines. The Master Workman
of the miners was present and
promised that if two or three days’ time
was given, the men at Scott’s, .Bigley’s and
the Pennsylvania Coal Company’s mines
would strike unless an advance was given
them. The railroad ojxirators in this dis
trict employ over 6,000 miners.
To Be Returned to China.
San Francisco, Dec. 20. —Orders were
made in the United States Circuit and Dis
trict Courts yesterday withdrawing the
writs of habeas corpus in the cases of over
fifty Chinese women who arrived here re
cently and remanding the women to custody
of the steamship company, to lie taken back
to China. The orders were made at the re
quest of the counsel for the women. The
women are those who were detained by
order of the Collector of the port on tho
ground that they were imported for im
moral purposes, concerning whom there has
been considerable controversy between the
Circuit Court and customs officials.
Two Killed by a Falling Wall.
Chicago, Dec. 20. — A dispatch from
Joliet, 111., says: "The end wall of a newly
completed five story stone block known as
the Barber block fell in this afternoon,
carrying with it a number of workmen.
William Stage, the contractor, and John
Palmer, a workman, were instuntlv killed.
Edward Potts, Oden Johnson and 'William
Benlorg were fatally injured."
An Indiana Town Ablaze.
Indianapolis, Ini>., Dee. 20.—At 1:30
o’clock this morning a request was received
from Zionsville, a town in Boone county,
about fifteen miles northwest of here, for
aid in subduing a fire. A large portion of
the town was burning, and the flames could
be seen from the top of the court house
tower in this city. A steamer was at once
started by special train.
End of a Strike.
New York, Dec. 20.—The cab drivers
and stablemen’s strike" was settled to-night
and the men will all return to work to-mor
row. The proprietors agreed to the
scale of wages demanded by the men, viz:
sl4 per week for drivers and sl2 per week
for stablemen, but refused to sign contracts
for a year as the men demanded.
Another Cardinal for America.
Boston, Dee. 20. —It is rumored that the
Pope intends to make Archbishop Williams
of Boston, a Cardinal, transfer Bishop Mc-
Mahon of Hartford, to Boston as coadju
tor to Archbishop Williams, and rai e Vicar
General Byrne of Boston, to the Episopacy,
with Hartford as his See.
Nominated for Marshals.
W ashington, Dec. 20.—Among the nomi
nations sent to the Senate to-day by the
President were the following: James K.
Jordan to lie United States Marshal for the
Western D strict of Virginia; William M.
Nixon for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
It Was Only a Hoax.
Marshalltown, la., Dec. 20. Yester
day's bomb sensation proves to lie a hoax.
The public, however, was wrought up to a
high pitch of excitement by the circum
A 25c. full regular Ladies’ Hose for 10c.
ON RAIL AND CROSBTIE.
Local and General Gossip in Railway
The annual election for seven directors of
the Augusta and Savannah railroad will be
held at Olmstead & Co.’s banking house
Robert Thompson, of Key West, sued the
street car.company of that city for $25,000
for injuries sustained by his son, and secured
a vordict of SIO,OOO.
It is said that the English company own
ing the Mexican railway from Vera Cruz to
the City of Mexico contemplates extending
it to the Pacific coast, making the first trans
continental Mexican railroad.
Tho Charleston and Savannah Railway
Company will sell during the Christmas holi
days round trip tickets on the Port Royal
and Augusta rail mad and the Florida rail
road for one fare to Charleston.
The first passenger train to pass over the
Columbus and Western road from Birming
ham to Cahaba river was that of Supt.
Belknap. The Superintendent took a party
of friends out with him to look at the road.
The gross earnings of 108 American rail
roads in November amounted to $30,758,648,
an increase of $5,000,760 over November,
188(i, and $500,000 increase over October of
this year. There are 61,260 miles of road
now in operation, against 57,607 at this time
Up to Nov. 30 there have been constructed
this year 1,828 miles of new railroad in the
South; 3,718 are now in process of construc
tion ; 6,057 miles additional have lieeu lo
cated and are under survey, and 7,075 miles
are projected, with a fair probability that
they will be built at no distant day.
It is said that the visit of Col. Scott, of.
Pennsylvania Railroad fame, to the Kissim
mee section several weeks ago, was not
merely to inspect the investment he had
made in the sugar company at St. Cloud,
but he also had an eye on the building of a
railroad from St. Cloud to Kissimmee, for
the purpose of bringing the product of the
sugar mill to market.
The last span of the Columbus and West
ern Railroad bridge across Coosa river has
been swung ami the false work removed.
The finishing touch #ill he put on the
bridge this week. The ties have been dis
tributed along the road from Coosa river to
Coosa mountain tunnel, and the track will
be laid across the bridge and up to the tun
nel as soon as f t is completed from Sylla
cauga to Childersburg.
The Firemen’s Brotherhood fair in Macon
is booming. The contest for the engineers’
watch and the firemen’s badge are exciting
a good deal of interest among railroad men
all over the State. Engineer Goldsby is
making a hard fight, and his friends are
supporting him nobly. John J. Gordon is
Savannah’s candidate for tho firemen's
badge, and he is backed as the winner. The
contest will close in Macon Friday night,
when the votes will be counted. A book
will be opened at Fernandez’ this morning
for the firemen's contest, and will be kept
opm until to-morrow night, when it will tie
closed in order to allow the votes to be
made up, and forwarded to Macon. Sa
vannah proposes to see her candidat s win,
no matter what comes.
Chief Engineer Carter, of the St. John’s
River Railway Company, whose road is to
run parallel with the river on its eastern
bank from South Jacksonville to Palatka,
was in Jacksonville Monday, and said that
the entire survey had been completed and
tiiat he is now busily engaged finishing up
his maps and getting the right of way. The
line will pass through some of the finest
orange groves on the river, especially in the
vicinity of Mandarin, which is noted for its
fine groves, and also at several points run
along in full view of the river. Col. Carter
says that the work of getting the right of
way will lie pushed with all possible
rapidity, and as soon as that is done he
hopes to be able to commence the work of
construction. The portion leading from
South Jacksonville to Mandarin will be
A Wonderful Food and Medicine.
Known and used by physicians all over the
world. Scott's Emulsion not only gives
flesh and strength by virtue of its own nu
tritious properties, but creates an appetite
for food that builds up the wasted body. “1
have been using Scott's Emulsion for seve
ral years, and am pleased with its action.
My patients say it is pleasant and palatab’e,
and all grow stronger and gain flesh from
the use of it. I use it in all cases of wasting
diseases, and it is specially useful for chil
dren when nutrient medication is needed, as
in marasmus.” T. W. Pierce, M. D.,
The Lucky One Found by Mrs. J. M
She picked up her Argus-Leader and
noticed that ticket 71,411 of the last draw
ing of The Louisiana State Lottery had
drawn the prize of $15,000. It struck her
that her ticket was somewhere near that
number. She was nearly tickled to death
to find that it was 71,411. She had only put
$1 in as a joke more than anything else, and
she has decided that joking pays.— toioux
Falls (Dak.) Argus-Leader , A lav. 15.
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 for a husband or father what
is there nicer or more usfui than an Over
coat, Suit of Clothing, half-dozen nice
Shirts, fancy or white laundriod or unlauu
driedl To one more distant related, or to a
friend, a Hat, Umbrella, pair of Suspend
ers, Silk Handkerchief, or a half-dozen
Liuen ones, a nice valise make very suitable
presents. . All of the above mentioned
articles can lie bought at very low prices
from the “Famous;” 144 Congress street,
northeast corner Whitaker. We sell Boys’
Suits and Overcoats from $2 50 up, Men’s
Suits and Overcoats from $5 up to $25.
Scarfs, Suspenders, Socks for 25c.
Gentlemen can even find in our place a
nice present for their lady frionds in tho
shaiie of a nice gold or silver-headed Gloria
Umbrella at prices ranging from $2 50 up to
$7. A nice leather-covered Trunk makes a
good, useful present for a lady
Sweet Mixed Pickles, Stuffed Mangoes
and Currant Jams at D. B. Lester’s.
Imported Sherry, $2, Catawba Wine sl,
Old Duff Gordon Sherries from $3 to $4, at
I). B. Lester’s.
A 25c. Red Twill Flannel for 16c. at
Varies the Monotony.
Editor Morning News: Dear Sir —
After carefully analyzing the facts involved
in discussing the “Sewerage System,” “The
Old Cemetery,” “Court House,” “New Ho
tel,” and “Public Building” questions, I
have concluded that the public will bo in
terested to know that after a good holiday
trade thus far (and for which 1 arn duly
grateful) I am in specially good trim for the
trade of the remaining week before Christ
mas. Plenty of Overcoats, fine, fancy and
medium fine holiday Suits for ffcnts',
Youths’ and Boys. Superb Silk Handker
chiefs, brilliant Neckwear, plain and fancy
Underwear, Gent’s dressed and undrt*sßed
Kid Gloves, fine Silk Umbrellas, and nu
merous other components of a gentleman's
complete wardrobe, and all a I prices to
run off thebulk of my st wk befoie Christ
mas. “A dollar left us is worth two com
ing to us,” and we propose to live right up
to this motto it prices and attention will
count. We guarantee complete fits in every
case. We have a handsome line of Gents’
Smoking Jackets, elegant and appropriate
holiday presents. Fine Hats fit all the
The Golden Arm, 159 Brought in St.,
Maple New Orleans and Georgia Syrup
at D. B. Lester's.
Go to Lester's for Apricot-, Plums,
Peaches, I’ears, Quinces and Green Gages, i
"1 Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Colder, fair weather, fresh to brisk
I Inorthwesterly winds, veering to
' northerly, with a cold wave.
Coruoarison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Dec. 20. 1887. and the mean of same day for
Departure j Total
Mr an Temperature ] from the ! Departure
—! Mean | Since
for 18 years Dec. 30. 'B*. -|-or |Jan. 1,1887.
52 0 j 61.0 j -|- 0.0 | - 376.0
Comparative raiufall statement:
Mean Daily! Amount I SSS'tt? I Dc£2tL
°v n i. 0r r, Mean Since
16 Years, j Dec. 20.'87. j or _ j au . j, 1887.
.12 | 55 -|- 48 I —ll.Bl
Maximum temperature 66, minimum tem
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:83 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 8.3 feet—a fail of 0.5 during the past
From the Washington Post.
The women of East Washington interested in
the temperance cause are making war on the
candy dealers who sell rock and rye drops to
children. They claim that these drops are
flavored with whisky or brandy, and that chil
dren hnvebcen made intoxicated bv eat ing them
The matter has been brought to the attention
of the Assistant District Attorney, who proposes
to bring it before the courts.
President Lincoln said once that the best
story he ever read in the papers of himself was
this: Two Quakeresses were traveling on a rail
road and were heard discussing the probable
termination of the war.
“1 think,” said the first, “that Jefferson will
"Why does thee think so?” asked the other.
“Because Jefferson is a praying man.”
“And so is Abraham a praying man,” objected
“Yes, but the Lord will think Abraham is
joking," the first replied. —Boston Budget.
A Plague for 25 Years, But Cured by
the Use of Prickly ABh, Poke Root
and Potassium. %
I>f,ar Sir -In 1861 I broke out with an
attack of Poison Oak. Whether or notit
came back oil me during the next three
or four years I do not remember, hut
from about 1865 to 1885 I suffered most
severely from repeated attacks of this
eruption. The use of some external
remedies gave a relief—'twas only tem
porary-s-tnl in 1879 I found that lodide
of Potassium and Syrup of Sarsaparilla
benefited me not a little. However, eveu
then I was not cured, for from 1882 to
1885 the attacks were more severe, pro
longed and frequent than ever, coming
upon me as many as four, and even live
times during the year. In the spring of
1885 I took a course of P. P. P., and
from that time I have been free from
eruptions of this poison. Only once,
early in this month, a few bumps ap
jieared on my wrists, but dried up in a
day or two, being the dying throes, as it
were, of this horrid and loathsome dis
ease. After being plagued for about
twenty-five years with Poison Oak I con
sider myself cured, and by the use of
about one bottle of P. P. P.
D. WATSON WINN.
Rev. Mr. Winn is rector of Grace church,
Waycross, Ga, and adds his indorsement to
the curative powers of P. P. P.
Take P. P. P. and gain flesh and strength
rapidly. It gives increased appetite, aids
digestion and restores perfect health. It is
sold in two sizes, $1 and $1 75, and is the
cheapest as well as the best Blood Remedy
For sale by all medicine dealers.
Dr. Whitehead can be consulted daily
at the office of the Company, Odd Fellows’
Hall building, without charge. Prescrip
tions and examination fre... All inquiries
by mail will also receive his personal atten
Large stock of choice Preserves, Jellies
and Jams at D. B. lister’s.
Old Scuppernong Wine and Blackberry
Brandy at D. B. Lister’s.
Old Kentucky Rye $3 per gallon at
uri)i)EN "abates s. m. h 7
Your chance to buy a fine Instrument at
very Lowest Figures.
Don’t miss it.
Our 18th Christmas Piano and Organ
Sale, and a gratifying success. Many In
struments selected last week. We started
to sell Twenty-five, but it will be Fifty at
The magnificeut display of Representa
tive Instruments manufactured expressly
for this Holiday Sale captures all buyers
who enter our doors.
And the Christmas inducements close
sales every time. No getting away from us
this time. YVe mean business.
MISS THIS CUM
( ON I'i.f I’IONS.
IN HANDSOME BOXES.
Elegant Baskets of Perfumery.
Whitman’s (’rystalilzed Fruitsand other Candies
In one and five pound boxes.
Stuffed I’runes. Layer Figs and Dates.
Layer Pecans anil other Nuts, all new.
I-reserves in every form.
Park & Tilford's Imported Cigars.
All these goods very desirable for Holiday
A. M. &C.W. WEST'S.
Al‘ J LE 8.
I (Ilk BAKRF.LR CHOICE APPLEB FOR
HMJ SALE BY
C. M. Gilbert & Cos.
BROWNE. The friends and acquaintance of
til'-late John Browne are respectfully invited
to attend his funeral from the Cathedral of St.
John the Baptist at 1:30 a. m. THIS DAY.
I. O. O. F.
MAGNOLIA EN- *
CAMPMENT No. 1.
Odd Fellows’ Tem- . _ SXTfsi
pie, N. W. corner Bar- fw<o.R
nard and State streets. J- •'
Regular meeting Ft ttnk
THIS (Wednesda fsSa. _
EVENING at 8 o’clock.
Election of officers.
FRED. FICKEN, C. P.
J. S. Tyson, Scribe.
GOLDEN RULE LODGE NO. *, I. O. O. F.
A regular meeting of this Lodge will be held
THIS EVENING at 8 o’clock.
Members of other Lodges and visiting brothers
are invited to attend.
By order of FRED EINSFELD, N. G.
D. F. McCoy. Secretary.
GEORGIA COUNCIL NO. 2, ROY AL AND
The annnal convocation of the above,Council
will be held THIS (Wednesday) EVENING at 8
o’clock, at the Masonic Temple. Transient com
panions are fraternally invited to attend. By
order of THOS. BALLANTYNE, Th. 111. M.
H. T. Botts, Recorder.
THE HIBER.MA.Y SOCIETY
Will assemble in the base — M
merit of the Cathedral of St. t juvAYOrtSu *
John the Baptist, Harris ■ilß \ ViWiC,
and Abercorn streets, THIS jGfsr*rt\
(Wednesday) MORNING at gT*' *V i
9:45 o'clock sharp, and Mig- ▼
proceed thence, via the Coast Line rail
road, to attend the funeral of their late fel
low member, John Browne, of Doboy. By
P. W. MELDRIM, President.
Chart.es F. Prenderoast, Secretary.
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. or Ga.. I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7, 1887. j”
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 be passed five over the Company’s road to
the meeting from the 19th to the 22<1 inclusive,
and will be passed free returning from the 22d
to the 24th inclusive, ou presentation of their
stock certificates to the conductors.
T. M, CUNNINGHAM. Cashier.
Advertisements inserted under “Special
Notices ” will be charged $1 00 a Square each
The Brush Electric Light and Power Cos., I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 20th, 1887. (
A dividend of THREE DOLLARS per
share from the earnings of this Company
has been declared, payable on and after January
1, 1888, to Stockholders of record THIS DAY.
SAMUEL P. HAMILTON, President.
S. S. Guckenhkimer, Secretary.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 21, 1887. (
The annual election for seven Directors of the
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, will be held at
the Banking house of < 'has. H. Olmstead & Cos.
on MONDAY, January 2, 1888, between the
hours of 10 a. M. and 1 p. m.
W. S. LAWTON, President.
We want every one who is interested in SAN
TA CLAUS to read our advertisement in this
issue, as it will be to your advantage.
LINDSAY’ <fc MORGAN.
Useful Presents for Xmas: Boys’ or Girls’
Study Chair, World Type Writer, Unabridged
Dictionary, Drawing Instruments, Writing
Desk, Dickens, Scott, Carlyle, Thackeray,
Goethe, from $6 a set up. at
WYLLY /i CLARKE’S.^
MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK OF
The annual election for seven Directors of
this Bank will be held at the Banking House, on
TUESDAY, Jar.. 10, 1888, between the hours of
12 and 1 o’clock. THOS. GADSDF.N.
Savannah. Ga., Dec. 11, 1887.
KNARt; PIANOS FOR EXECUTIVE MAN
Messrs. Wm. Knabe A Cos. have just furnished
to Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, a beautiful
Upright Grand Piano, ordered by him for the
executive mansion at Harrisburg. The case is
of artistic style, in rich variegated rosewood,
and the instrumental part of tlie highest order
of merit, with a tone of very rich and sympa
thetic quality, and a touch of remarkable ease
and elasticity. Avery fine Concert Grand was
supplied by them recently to Gov. Fitzhugh Lee
for the executive mansion at Richmond, Va.,
which, excepting on some of the outside orna
mentation of the case, is a fac simile of the
celebrated White House Knabe Grand, the
piano of the. President’s mansion, described in
our columns heretofore.— Baltimore American.
See DAVIS BROS, for prices and terms.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Southwestern Railroad Company's Office, t
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. 8. BRANTLEY. Secretary and Treas.
The housekeeper who would have light, deli
cious and w holesome Buckw heat Cakes, Muffins,
Waffles, etc., for breakfast should use llecker’s
Self-raising Preparations. Our Baking Exhi
bition will be continued during the week under
the Metropolitan Hall.
f, GEO. V. HECKER & CO.
SEND YOl’R CHRISTMAS ORDERS
For fresh killed Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys,
Geese, Geese, Geese, Ducks, Ducks! Ducks,
Chickens, Chickens, Chickens, Beef, Veal. Mut
ton, Game and Vegetables ns cheap as the
cheapest at ADAMS & FLEMING’S,
Corner Whitaker and Liberty streets.
Telephone No. 202.
Who desire to enter the painting and modeling
classes at the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sci
ences can ascertain the necessary requirements
by application to the undersigned, at the acad
emy, between the hours of 3 and 4 p. m.
CARLJL. BRANDT, Director,
City of Savannah, I
Office Chief of Police, Dec. 18, 1887. (
The following order is hereby published for
the information of all concerned:
General Order No. 40.
I. The ordinances of the city forbid the firing
of guns, pistols and other firearms ampcliere
and at any time within the corporate limits.
II The firing of skyrockets, wlieolroekets,
Roman caudles, Mcrpents, firecrackers, or of any
other article or thing containing gunpowder,
and the making of bonfires, except in the
extended portion of Forsyth Place, and in the
public squares of llw city south of Liberty
street; ami then only tire days before and ten
days after Christmas day a nit the Fourth day
of .luly in each ami every year, is also prohibited
by tiie ordin voces of the city.
111. The members of the Police Department
are hereby ordered to arrest all part es found
violating these ordinances, and to be unusually
vigilant in checking promptly ull Improper ir
regularities and disorders detrimental to good
order and the proper protection of life amt
property. K. H. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
EJECTION FOR DIRECTORS.
Central Railroad and Ban hi no Cos. or Ga., >
Savannah, Ga.. Dec. Ist, 1887. 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 Ha
vaniiah. 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 lie passed free over the Comunnv’s
road to attend the election from the 31 st De
cember to 2nd January inclusive, and lie passed
free returning from the 2nd to stb of January
inclusive, on presentation of their stock certifi
cates to the conductors.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM. Casitier.
ULMER’S LINER COKRECTOrT
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, $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M. D.,
Pharmacist. Savannah. Ga.
WEDNESDAY- AND THURSDAY-, Dec, 21 * 22,
Supported by a remarkably efficient Dramatic
Company, will present her successful
new 4-act Drama,
Varied in character, intense in interest, replete
with humor, novel in plot.
THURSDAY NIGHT, Dec. 22, Miss Thompson’s
ideal portraiture of
Seats on sale at Davis Bros.’ Dec. 20.
Next Attraction—Louise Balfe, Dec, 26-27.
Christinas at Thunderbolt
A COMBINATION RACE, Trotters and Pacers,
* will take place over the Thunderbolt Park
Course on the above day, open to all horses now
owned in Chatham county; each horse to put
up $25: the track to add $25. Four or more
horses to enter; same to start; three in five in
harness, to be conducted according to rule. $75
to first, $35 to second, sls to third horse.
Entries to close on Friday at 7 p. m , the 23d,
inst., with M. J. DOY’LE,
Savannah, Dec. 20,1887. Market Square.
THE SAVANNAH, FLORIDA AND WEST
ERN RAILWAY COMPANY
YVill sell round trip tickets to all local stations
and to principal Southern points, except to
points south of its line in Florida, at
One Limited Fare.
Tickets on sale December 22d to 26th. inclu
sive, good to return until January 3d, and ou
December 29th to January 2d, inclusive, good
to return until January sth. For full partieu
lars apply to YVM. BREN, Ticket Agent, 22 Bull
street; J. B. OLIVEROS, Depot Ticket Agent, or
WM. P. HARDEE.
General Passenger Agent.
28 WHITAKER ST.
Gordon & Dilworth’s Pre
Cross and Blackwell’s Jams.
Whitman’s Fine Candies.
Boneless Sardinos. .
Colgate’s and Oakey’s Fine
Toilet Waters and Extracts.
Mi G. COOPER,
28 WHITAKER STREET.
DUAIAS’ HOLIDAY GOODS
Useful, Ornamental and Reasonable.
New All Val. Lace Handkerchiefs 50c.
Satin and Fancy Suspenders cheap.
Children’s Fancy Collars 25c. up.
White ull Embroidered Ties 25c. up.
Fancy Handle Umbrellas cheap.
White Silk Handkerchiefs, Hemstitched, 50c,
Drives in Handkerchiefs, ail kinds, 10c.,
Black and Colored Embroidered Cashmer*
Scarfs reduced to sl.
Black and Colored Cashmere Shawls reduced
$1 50 and $2 50.
Just received, Pocket.books and Hand Bags.
Bargains in Fancy Hair Ornaments.
Bargains in Fancy Lace I’ins.
Drives in ladies’ Hose, formerly 80c. and Kte.
Drives in Gents’ Scarfs, 25c., 50c., 75c.
Rubber Cloaks, Underwear, Shirts, Collars
Full line ladies’, Gents’ and Children's Host
Positive Reduction! Real Bargains!
H. A. DUMAS’,
HO LI I >AY GOODS.
Fine Florida Oranges.
Apples, Cocoanuts, etc.
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran, etc.,
car loads or less, at lowest
Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage,etc.
Peanuts, Peas, Stock Feed, etc,
T. P. BOND & CO.’S,
r rHE finest line of Plush Cases in tbe JJjL
1 consisting of Glove and Handlem
Boxes. Dressing (:a*es. Manicure Gets,
ets, etc. Also, a line of beautiful Vases. ’*•
ing Card Cnees, Writing Tablets. F? rl .
Baskets, Odor Cases, Cut Gloss Bottles. I *.
cry, etc., at 1,. C. Strong’s Drugs*"
Bull and Fares * tract Uue. ■’