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J. K. P. CARR’S BIG VOTE.
SWEPT INTO OFFICE BY A SHOWER
On© Thousand and Two Votes Cart In
Yesterday's Superior Court Clerkship
Election-Mr. Carr’s Friends Give
Him a Send-Off That He Did Not Ex
The election for Clerk of the Superior
Court was held at the court house yester
day, and as Mr. J. K. P. Carr had no oppo
nent, the result was of course in his favor,
hut even his friends Svere sin-prised at the
vote east. Those who were not in favor of
his election predicted that he would not poll
a hundred votes, but his friends predicted
that he would bring out a thousand, and
they were right.
The largest vote which was ever polled
here for any candidate who had no opposi
tions as 575, but Mr. Carr polled 1,002.
CAPTURING THE VOTERS
His friends were determined that the vote
should show how highly his services in the
office of the Clerk, where he lias been for
eighteen years, are appreciated, ami they
were energetic in capturing every voter who
hove In sight and taking him to the ballot
hOx. Not much persuasion was needed, for
11s soon as they were asked if they were not
going to vote for Mr. Carr they replied,
“Why, of course,” and walked right up to
deposit their ballots.
P. M. Russell, .Tr., who was working
against the ltussell faction, was at the polls
Bt 7 o’clock in the morning, and he stood
out in the pouring rain marshaling the
voters as he caught them on their way down
to business, and he never left the polls till
they had been closed and the vote counted.
MR. CARR’S STRENGTH.
The large vote which Mr. Carr polled
only gives an intimation of what he would
have brought out if he had had any opposi
tion. Many men who have large numbers
of employes said that they had not let their
men off to vote because they knew it was of
no use, as Mr. Can- would be elected any
way, and a great many who would have
voted for him were unable to do so for that
Mr. Carr was the candidate of the legal
fraternity, and all of the lawyers were de
termined to do what they could to secure
his election in case any opposition should
arise. He is familial- with all the workings
of the office and is careful in his work, and
always most agreeable and willing to bo of
any service that he can to those who have
lmsin ss in his office. His election gives
general satisfaction, and the public took oc
casion at the ballot box to show how de
sirous it was of having him in the i>osition.
THE THIEVES’ HARVEST TIME.
They Make Things Lively in the Big
This is the harvest time for petty thieves.
They infest the stores and mako a good deal
of money by stealing such small articles as
they can conveniently conceal about their
persona They carry on their operations all
the year, but they lay in wait for the holi
day season, when goods are more freely and
carelessly displayed on tho counters and the
clerks are too busy to pay close attention.
One of them was caught in Altmay
er’s yesterday afternoon and relieved
of a jersey which she had stolen. She was
e woman, by the way, and a very decently
dressed and respectable looking woman at
that. One of the clerks saw her slip the
jersey under her cloak, and he told the
manager of the department, who went up
to her and accused her of being a thief,
the indignantly denied the accusation, and
Was about to grow vehement in her refuta
tion of the slander, when her accuser
quickly slipped his hand under her cloak
•nd pulled out the stolen article. Then she
grew penitent, and begged that she should
dot be arrest and, and when she was told that
be might go she hurried off greatly relieved
by the consent of the manager not to send
ber to the barracks.
COLD WAVEFOR CHRISTMAS.
A Blizzard Sweeping Down from the
The following telegram was received at
ihe Signal Office last night:
Washington, D. C., Dec. 20, 1887, 8:15r. m.
Hoist cold wave signal. The temperature will
tall 20° or more by 7 a. m. Thursday.
Last night’s reports showed the eastern
front of the cold wilve, to be
►ver the western portion of Ten
lessee, and tho southern crest extends as
far south as Palestine, Tex. Temperatures,
binging from zero to 12” below, are reported
rora Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota, Wyoming
ind Minnesota. There is a storm moving
(ver the Lower Lake region, accompanied
bv severe snows and violent winds. There
b an extremely high urea of pressure cen
tral over Dakota, and this fact is an indica
tion of Hue weather for the remainder of
ihe week. The cold wave will reach here
Sy to-morrow morning, and will remain
ver this section for probably two days
s-hen the temperature will begin to moder
ite. Observer Hanner predicts that Christ
lias and the day following wiU be clear and
AT REST IN LAUREL GROVE.
Obsequies of the Late Robert D. Bo
gart—The Church Services.
The funeral of the lute Robert D. Bogart
bok place at St. John’s church at 11 o’clock
resterday morning, and was largely at
tended. The remains were borne from tho
lamily residence, on Huntingdon street, to
ihe church, and lasted on the central aisle
ii front of the chancel. Rev. Charles H.
Strong, rector of St. John’s, and Rev. W.
5. Pond, read the solemn burial service of
The members of the City Council and the
City Exchange officials attended in a body,
i’he pall-bearers were Mayor Ix-ster, S. B.
kdams. Esq., and Messrs. H. M. Comer,
t. C. King, J. R. Sheldon, P. I). Daffin,
Taylor VV’althour and C. R. Woods. The
nterment was in the family lot at Laurel
All of the city offices were closed from 10
■’clock during the day and the Cotton Ex
hange wus dosed during the funeral. The
lags on the city buildings and on the ship
ling were at "half-mast in respect to the
bemory of the dead Alderman.
THE COAST LINE SUED.
Action Begun in the United States
Court In New York Against the Road.
A New York dispatch to the Morning
Sews states that paiiers in the suit brought
iy W. H. Goodby & Cos., bunkers, of No,
'4 Broad street, against the Coast Line
■tailrood Company of Georgia, were
lied in the United StAtes Circuit
fourt in New York yesterday. The bankers
o c-ourse of business,accepted a check made
Nov. 17, 1887, for #75,475, by Richard E.
’obb, as Treasurer of the road, and payable
me (lav after date to John C. Mader or or
ler. The bankers demanded payment,
vhich was refused, and bonce the suit.
A Child’s Big Head.
There is a case of hydrocephalus in the
ity, but no one need be afraid, for it is not
utching. The bydroceplialoid is tho child
f George Price (colored) and his wife, who
tve two doors west of Purse street, on
lharlton. It is a baby 18 months old. Its
lead now measures 2134 inches in circum
erenoe, or os large as the average full
rrown man’s. A hydrooephaloid Is born
bat way. The skull is very thin and the
utures very wide, and the large cavity thus
ormed within the bead is Riled with water.
The volume of water increases, and death is
he result. An operation is frequently per
orineii, and the water drawn off, but it is
arela successful, and the disease is eousid
TiTCOMB AGAINJJOES FREE.
Acquitted a Second Time in the City
Court—The Judge's Little Talk.
Samuel J. Titcomh was up again for trial
in the City Court yesterday, and again he
was acquitted. The charge this time was
carrying ooneealod weapons, and Titcomb
again relied on his own legal powers to
secure his pardon. Justice Naughtin and
Constable Julius Kaufman testified that
Titcomb carried a pistol concealed when he
made his murderous assault upon the latter.
May Henderson and Titcomb’s other friends
testified that the pistol was not concealed,
ns the but of it could be seen sticking out of
his coat pocket.
AVhen Titcomb made his statement he
made it against Kaufman and Naughtin in
stead of iu his own defense. He said they
were persecuting, not prosecuting, him, and
they were only doing it on account of the
costs, which had accumulated, and which
they wanted to collect. He admitted that
he was a gambler and that he made his liv
ing by gambling, tiut, lie said, the case is
one of a Justice of the Peace, and a Consta
ble against a gambler, and he thought he
was better than they, for he accused them
of lieing wolves and lilood suckers. He ex
pended liis entire vocabulary in berating
the Justice anil Constable, and the jury
seemed to believe what he said, for after re
maining out for about fifteen minutes, it
brought in a verdict of not guilty.
Judge Harden then made Titcomb an ad
dress, ami told him that he was exceedingly
fortunate in being acquitted, for if he had
been found guilty ho might have expected
no mercy from the court. The Judge said
the jurymen were on their oaths, and he
was bound to believe that they acted hon
estly in arriving at their verdict, but he
eouid not see how they had agreod upon an
The jury was composed of men who sym
pathized with Titcomb. The State had only
five strikes, and it was impossible t<> get all
of tho objectionable jurymen out of the way
Tho jury has been most severely condemned
by those who know of the case, and its ac
tion has been pronounced a travesty on jus
The Annual Meeting to be Held To-
Morrow—The Rush of Vi-lfc6ra.
The annual meeting of Central railroad
stockholders will lie held at the company’s
banking house to-morrow. The stock
holder from the interior of the State be
gan arriving Monday, and yesterday the in
coming Central trains were crowded. The
day fast mail due here at 5 o’clock, arrived
last night an hour and twenty minutes late,
aud brought down two extra coaches, both
crowded. A run off on the Atlanta di
vision. and the heavy travel, caused the de
lay. To-day’s trains will bring in the big
The crowd this year in spite of
the fact that the stock was pretty
well bought up for the last election
is as large as it ever was. A majority
of the holders retained enough stock to
enable them to bring down their families at
the railroad company’s expense. The
rumor that got started several weeks ago to
the effect that the free rides would be cut
off caused a stir among the up-country
stockholders who have deluded for years
upon the annual excursion to bring
their families to Savannah for their
holiday shopping. The merchants
realize a good trade during the
time the excursionists are here for they do
moat of their Christmas buying then. The
annual meeting will take place in the
directors’ room at the bank at 10 o’clock to
morrow morning, but that is a matter of
very littlo interest to the stockholders who
came to Savannah for something else than
to attend the meeting.
CADETS DRILL FOR PRIZES.
Private Strobhar Carries Off the Rem
Tiie Savannah Cadets have instituted a
sort of civil service in the company, and re
cruits are promoted upon examination, and
evidence of their knowledge of military af
fairs. The company’s recruits during the
past year are organized into a squad, and
are being drilled for promotion. Weekly
prize drills are held, and the squad is rapid
ly getting versed in the soldier’s art.
The drill last night was an interesting
one. There were fifteen men in tho
squad, and it drilled five heats. The first
heat was won by Private B. H. Symons, the
second by Private \V. H. AVright, the third
by Private D. A. Tuberdy, the fourth by
Corp. J. F. Mallery, and the
fifth and last heat by Private
AV. G. Strobhar. The five winners
were then drilled together. Private Strob
har was the las tto retire and he was award
ed the prize, a handsome breechloading Rem
ington rifle. Lieut. Mell was drill-master
and the judges were Sergts. AYest, Bacon
The next drill will take place next Tues
day night and will be for a prize offered by
Pay Member Symons. The company ex
pects to get into its new quarters early next
mouth and one of its first drills there will
be the plume drill. The company’s annual
prize drill will take place in February.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Judge Atkinson, of Brunswick. Pre
sides in Place of Judge Adams.
Judge Atkinson, of Brunswick, presided
in the Superior Court yesterday, having
exchanged benches with J udge Adams. Ho
heard the continuation of the case of Mrs.
Bridget McAuliffe vs. S. L. Lapham. The
plaintiff charges that tho defendant, who
owns a lot adjoining hers, has encroached
upon her land five feet, and she asks the
court to restore her that amount of prop
erty. W. R. Leaken, Esq., and AValter
Charlton, Esq., argued the case for the
plaintiff, and R R. Richards, Esq.,
for the defendant. Those present
in the court room were very much im
pressed with Judge Atkinson’s charge to
the jury, which was clear, concise and ad
mirably delivered. The jury reached a
verdict after the court adjourned, and it
was returned sealed.
The grand jury met and found a number
of indictments, but they were received in
AT THE THEATRE.
Charlotte Thompson in Her New Play
Charlotte Thompson will make her first
apjs'arance this season before a Savannah
audience at the Theatre to-uight iu her new
play, “Drifting Clouds.” She played in
Charleston Monday night and the Nexvsand
Courier says: “Aliss Thompson came with
a well-established reputation as an emotional
actress of a very high order, and her con
ception and rendition of the character of
Phyllis Denohr satisfied all those who were
so fortunate as to be present that her dra
matic merits hud not lieen overrated.
From the first to the closing scene the audi
ence were held spell-bound by her artistic
interpretation 6f tiie part assigned her, and
by the feeling and pathos exhibited in her
every word and gesture. As the play pro
ceeded the audience grew enthusiastic, und
the curtain fell amid a perfect storm of ap
To-morrow “Jane Eyre” will be given,
with Miss Thompson in'the title role.
Legitimate Plano Business.
AVe represent only first-class and reliable
instruments; Pianos that we can safely and
conscientiously recommend to strangers as
well as to our most intimate friends. Our
prices are the some to rich and poor, the
same honest instrument and guarantee to
all. No special drives, no two prices. Our
prices are low as instruments of their stand
ing can be sold, and we guarantee both the
price and instrument. Eiega.it stool and
cover with every piano sol 1. See our mag
nificent display of Kiialie Pianos now on ex
hibition. Davis Bkos.
I N. B. —21 Pianos sold this month
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1887.
CENTRAL’S NEW BONDS.
How the Columbus and Western Issue
Is to Be Used.
The new $3,500,000 issue of Columbus and
Western railroad bonds, which is being
signed up in the President’s office, will put
that branch of the Central system on high
ground. One million and sixty thousand
dollars of the new issue will be placed in tho
hands of trustees, to be used in the retire
ment of the company’s outstanding debt
of $BOO,OOO now secured by first mortgage
bonds on sixty miles of the road from Ope
lika to Goodwater, and $200,000 on the
twenty-nine miles of the Columbus branch
from Opelika to Columbus, also secured by
first mortgage bonds.
The $BOO,OOO on the Opelika and Good
water Road is duo in 1911. The bonds hear
li per cent, interest. The bonds on the Co
lumbus branch bear 8 per cent., and are
due in 1890.
The ne bonds will be used in retirement
of this indebtedness, and the $2,440,000 re
maining will be held in reserve as assets,
to be floated only as the company requires
money for the extension of its system.
With the retirement of the present in
debtedness the new bonds will lie the only
incumbrance on the Columbusand Western
system. The entire system, when the Good
water extension has been finished, will in
clude 141 miles of road.
The Columbus and Western was first
chartered as the Savannah and Memphis
railroad in 1859. It was opened from Ope
lika to Camp Hill in 1809, to Daileville in
1871 and to Good water in 1874. In 1878 it
went into the hands of a receiver. It was
sold under foreclosure in 1880 and was reor
ganized as the Columbus and Western Rail
way Company, with the authority to issue
bonds to the amount of $BOO,OOO to pay for
purchase and improve the line and
with further authority to issue bonds
at the rate of $12,1*00 per
mile for ail extensions, and to issue $1,750,-
000 in stock. Six hundred and seventy-sev
en thousand of the Itonds were issued, and
the remainder is held by the trustees, to be
issued only as the road is extended and put
In 1881 the Columbus Division of the
Western Railroad of Alabama from Colum
bus to Ojiehku was transferred to this com
pany, and it is now an integral part of the
road. The Goodwater extension to Bir
mingham was projected with a view to se
curing connection with the Kansas City,
Memphis and Birmingham road, which is
now in oourse of construction. The < 1 ood
water and Birmingham Railroad Company
was organized for this purpose, and during
the present year it was consolidated with
and merged into the Columbus anil AA’est
ern Railway Company, The proceeds of
the Central’s bonds will be used to complete
this extension, which will i e opened early
in the spring. The total stock and bonds of
the Columbusand Western system is now
$2,810,000. The new bonds, as soon as they
have been signed, will be sent North and
deposited with the Central Trust Company
FOR THE FESTIVAL FUND.
The Youths’ Historical Society’s Enter
The Youths’ Historical Society has fixed
upon Tuesday, Jan. 17, as the date for the
ontertainment which it proposes to give for
the benefit of tho Jasper Festival fund. The
members of the society have been actively
at work ever since they made the offer to
the festival committee a week ago, and they
have the preliminary arrangements for the
entertainment about complete. Rome of
the leading musical talent in the city has
been secured and the following programme
has been arranged:
Piano and violin duet, by F. X. and J. Doug
Vocal solo, by Mrs. Clara Haynes.
E<l. Brown in his specialtiea
I'iano duet, by Mrs. M. S. Byck and Miss O.
Quarrel scene, from Julius Creser, by special
request, A. E. Dryfus, as Cassius, M. S. Gard
ner, as Bretus.
Third Act—Drama. “Bolts and Bars,” or “a
Bold Stroke for a Husband.”
Saveall, an elderly gentleman, O. Kidman.
Cautious, Saveali’s partner in business, A. E.
Captain Leonard Moore, a United States of
ficer, M. L. Gardner.
Julia, Saveali’s daughter. Miss L. Selig.
jsitty, Julia's maid, Miss c. Stein.
Pious Good, the. minister, Sol. Dryfus.
Tickets will be placed on sale at various
places in the city in a few days. The places
will be announced hereafter.
ENGINEERS WANT MORE PAY.
Chief Engineer Arthur Expected to
Arrive Here This Morning.
Chief Engineer P. M. Arthur, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineci-s, is
expected here this morning to attend a
meeting of (Savannah Brotherhood and at
tempt a settlement of differences between
engineers and Savannah, Florida and West
ern railway officials. The engineers on the
Savannah, Florida and Western, say that
they are paid less than the engi
neers on other roads centering
here. Anew schedule of wages
went into effect on tho Central last mouth,
and tho inen on that road are better paid.
The Savannah, Florida and AVestcru en
gineers are dissatisfied and they claim that
their road will not meet them on any mid
dle ground. Failing to agree on any
schedule, Chief Arthur was sent for to de
cide what is to bd done. A conference will
be held to-day and an effort will be made to
adjust the differences and arrange, if pos
sible, a satisfactory wage schedule.
For the Holidays.
Messrs. A. M. and C. W. West have in
store a line of elegant baskets of Perfumery
and a large line of imported Chocolate and
Crystalized Fruits in handsome boxes; also
an assortment of Park & Tilford’s Cigars,
all suitable for holiday presents. They in
vite attention to their large and varied
stock of Holiday goods, and their general
stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Central Railroad Stockholders.
AVe invite each and every one of you to
visit our stores while ip our city, and in
spect our Xmas stock and see our elogant
display of Pianos. We have 25 Pianos, Up
rights, Square's ami Grand’s, for you to se
lect from; all good, square, honest instru
ments. We guarantee our prices to be as
low as the quality of the instrument will
allow. AVe hand.e tho ICnabe, Kranich &
Bach, Baus, Harrington and Estey Pianos
and Estey Organs. See our stock, get our
prices and terms, before you buy elsewhere;
it will be to your advantage. Davis Bros.,
42 and 44 Bull street.
Dumas’ Holiday Offerings.
Those in search of Xmas presents will be
astonished at tljp many desirable and useful
articles they will find at Dumas’, 28 Bull
street. Handkerchiefs, Satin and P’ancy
Suspenders, Collars, Ties, Umbrellas,
Scarfs, Shawls, Pocketbooks and Hand
Bags, Fancy Hair Ornaments, Lace Pins,
and lots of other things in great variety, at
wonderfully low prices. Mr. Dumas lias
given great, care to selecting his Holiday
stock, and offers it to the public as some
thing vastly superior to similar lines usually
shown in this city. He invites an examina
tion, and guarantees that those who call
will lie more than pleased with the goods
and the prices.
Santa Claua at Home.
Attention is called to the advertisement
ef the energetic firm of *1 Jndsay & Morgan,
who are out to-day with anew ad by Santa
Claus, whom, it seems, has established his
headquarters at their store. All are ad
vised to rail and see them, and examine
their stoi k, and get more for the money
than else where.
A 25c. Neckshawl for 10c. at AVeisboin’s.
SIFTINGS OF CITY NEWS.
LITTLE GOSSIP FROM THE STREET
Dashes Here and There by the News
Reporters Yesterday’s Happenings
Told In Brief Paragraphs—Pickings at
Magnolia Encampment of Odd Fellows
will meet to-night and elect officers.
Georgia Council Royal and Select Masters
will hold its annual convocation to-night at
The Brush Electric Light and Power
Company has declared a dividend of $3 per
share, payable on and after Jan. 1.
The Georgia Conference of the African
Methodist church, which has been in ses
sion in Savannah since early last week, ad
journed yesterday afternoon.
The lady directresses of the Female
Orphan Asylum, at Bull and Charlton
streets, will be glad to receive donations of
cakes, candies, fruits, toys, etc., for the
children under the cure of that, Institution.
Tho+i who have their little ones at home
will hardly forget the little girls whom
Providence has deprived of those who
would doubtless have been their good Santa
Clauses had they been spared to care for
There was a row at the comer of Mar
garet and Farm streets abont 7 :30 o’clooc
last night in which Philip' Stanley and Ada
Murphy were involved. They had a dispute
over some matter that arose between them
and were making things lively in the neigh
borhood when officers Stegin and Cronin
approached, disputants did not notice
the officers until they got upon them and
told them to go up to the barracks,
and then Stanley turned and struck one
of thej'olicemen a pretty sound blow in the
face. He was tapped on the head with a
club and he subsided. The two were then
marched up to the barracks, but on the
way the woman screamed and yelled so
loudly that she attracted a crowd of about
100 small boys and curious men. who were
considerably amused by her antics. They
will appear before the Mayor this morning.
G. F. Plank, of Augusta, is at the Pulaski.
J. Gadsden King, Esq., of Atlanta, is at
Dr. John Ledbetter, of Eatonton, is at
W. B. Wingfield, Esq., and wife, of
Eatonton, are in the city.
Capt Fred M. Hull and Miss Maggie Hull
have returned from a trip North.
Mr. T. C. Spivy, one of Eatonton’s prom
inent young merchants, is in the city.
Mr. J. Mon. Johnson, a well-known cotton
buyer of Eatonton, is registered at the
R. B. Rood, the new manager of the
Telephone Exchange, arrived yesterday
from Jackso ville.
Mr. and Mi's. C. P. Webber, of Bangor,
Me., are stopping at the Pulaski House on
their way to Florida.
Misses Julia and Maude Reed, daughters
of Judge R. N. Reed, formerly of this city,
now of Eatonton, are visiting friends here.
S. C. Pruden, Postmaster at Eatonton, and
who claims to have held the office of post
master longer than any man in the United
States, is in the city, stopping at the Pu
J. Douglass Perkins and sister, of Crat.es
ville, Pa., are stopping at the Pulaski House,
on their way to Florida. They are making
a trip South and West, and will go from
Florida to California, and then to the North
Rev. J. L. Gilmore, chaplain Seaman’s
Bethel, who was recommended at the South
Georgia Conference for appointment to that
position, was so appointed by the Bishop,
nut his name was omitted in the list pub
lished in yesterday’s Morning News.
Mrs. B. W. Hunt, of Eatonton, is at the
Pulaski. Mrs. Hunt is the wife of one of
the largest dairy owners in the State, and is
a stockholder in the Central. Mr. Hunt
was proprietor of the Panola Dairy, which
attracted a good deal of attention at the
Chickeritag & Sons’ Piano Fortes.
The very highest awards of medals and
decorations ever bestowed upon representa
tives of our branch of art-industry have
been given to us in various parts of the
world. We include upon our list—
A First Prize Medal, awarded us at the
Great Crystal Palace Exhibition in Loudon,
At Paris, in 1807, at the International
Exhibition, the Highest Award Over All
Competitors, and awarded only Chiokering
& Sons, the Imperial Cross of the Legion of
Honor, and the First Gold Medal. This
Double Recompense placed us at the Hoad
of all Competitors.
The First Grand Gold Medal and a
Special Diploma of Distinction at the Expo
sition in Santiago de Chili. 1875.
The Grand Medal and Diploma at Phila
delphia in 187 ti. -
The First Award and Diploma at the In
ternational Exhibition at Sydney, N. S. W.,
The First Medal and Diploma at the Great
Exhibition in Cork, 1883.
First Gr id Medal and Diploma at the
Crystal Palace, London, in 1884.
Three First Gold Medals at Exhibitions
in the United States during the year 1884.
In all a total of One Hundred aud
Twenty-eight First Medals and Awards.
Whilst respectfully directing the atten
tion of the great musical public to the
above named awards, we may be pardoned
in giving warm expression to on r satisfac
tion at being able to say that the Chiekering
Pianos still maintain their distinguished
place as The Very Best, that they are legiti
mately the Standard Pianos of the world,
and are Unequalled in Quality of Tone and
Beauty of Design. Over 73,000 now in use.
Ludden & Bates Southern Music House,
C-'k, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
The Best Stove in Georgia.
We take great pleasure in recomrfiending
our reliable cook stove, the Farmer Girl.
It has been tested under every condition,
and is pronounced by every cook to excel
everything else. It will outlast twenty of
the now so-called first-class stoves, and al
though not as cheap as many others, it is so
far above them that we do not attempt a
a comparison. The Farmer Girl is one of
the leading stoves of all makes, and is a
splendid representative of the best class.
Lovell & Lattimore, Congress street, Sa
Reed Hi Barton’s
Silver-plated Spoons, Knives, Forks, etc.,
Wade & Butcher’s fine Razors; also Kamp
fe’s safety patent English and American
Carvers and Steels, Scissors, Pocketkuives,
etc. Lovell & Lattimore, dealers in Bath
room Oil Heaters, House Furnishing Goods
and Hardware, Savannah, Ga.
That’s what our Christman Piano and
Organ Sale means. Strictly business. Not
talk nor nonsense, but actual inducements
to lie had until Christinas. We don’t print
them. They are for purchase only. Call
in and let us whisper in your ear.
L. & B. S. M. H.
You Can Buy
Nice Rice at 10c. a quart,
Okra and Tomatoes at 10c. per can.
Mixed Nuts at 16c. per pound,
Candies from 10c. to $! per pound,
Finest Table Butter 3*>e. per pound,
Good Boosted Rio Coffee 25c. per pound.
Thirty-three per cent, reduction on ail
Winter Goods at Wei-beius.
ORDER OB' IRON HALL.
Savannah Branch, No 447, Holds Its
Branch No. 447, Order of Iron Hall, held
it* annual election last night. The branch
was organize*! last March, and is not yet a
year old. It is the third one of the order in
the Stale, and its growth fend development
during the nine months that it has been in
existence are an evidence of the stability
and popularity of fhe organization. The
Iron Hall is strictly a beneficiary order.
The officers of the Savannah B: aueh for the
ensuing year are: ,
C. J.—W. S. Pottinger.
I*. C. J.—G. A. Gregory.
V. J.—J. F. Freeman.
Accountant—Clif. O. Nungezer.
Cashier—John H. Fox.
Prelate—H. S. Holding.
Adjuster— VV. M. Cleveland.
Herald—J. 8. Evans.
Vidette—J. C. Cornell.
Medical Examiner—E. H. Nichols, M. D.
Trustees—C. V. Richardson, John 11. Fox,
The installation of officers will talie place
Jan. 17. A number of applications for
membership aro now in the hands of the
committee and will be acted upon then. The
order has paid $ 100 in benefits to its members
in the past nine weeks. The beneficiaries
were Dr. E. H. Nichols, W. M. Cleveland
and J. 8. Evans
Knights of Pythias.
Excelsior Lodge No. 8, Knights of
Pythias, elected the following officers last
C. C.—A. G. Ham.
V. C.—B. A. Borders.
Prelate—J. C. Bernhardt.
M. at A.—W. E. Douglass.
K. of It. and 8. —James T. Wells.
M of F.—W. K. Pearce.
M. of E.—R. F. Harmon,.
Trustee—W. K. Pearce.
Representatives to the Grand Lodge—W.
K. Pearce mid J. N. Moore.
Royal Society ot Good Fellows.
An assembly of the Royal Society of Good
Fellows was instituted last night under the
name of Chatham Assembly No. —, of Sa
vannah. The following officers were
P. R.—J. E. Blacksl.ear.
J. P R. —Eiliott C. Way.
R. John S. Tyson.
I.—George G. Wilson.
C. It. M. Gibbs.
S. —John Henderson.
F. hi.—George C. Gaillard.
T. —E. G. Cabaniss.
P. —Thomas S. Heyward.
D. —James Bennett.
G. —lsaac Roos.
Trustees—J. K. Garnett, J. C. King, W.
The officers-elect were installed by J. E.
Blackshear, Supreme Deputy.
Knabe f ianos for Executive Mansions.
I-'inm the Baltimore American.
Messrs. Win. Knabe & Cos. have just fur
nished to Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, a
beautiful Upright Grand Piano, ordered by
him for the Executive Mansion at Harris
burg. Tho case is of artistic style in rich
variegated rosewood, and the instrumental
part of the highest order of merit, with a
tone of very rich and sympathetic quality,
and a touch of remarkable ease and elas
ticity. Avery tine Concert Grand was sup
plied by them recently to Fitzhugh
Lee for the Executive Mansion at Rich
mond, Va., which, excepting on some of the
outside ornamentation of the case is a far
simile of the celebrated White House Knabe
Grand, the piano of President's Mansion,
described in our columns heretofore.
Our Eighteenth Christmas Piano and
Merry Christmas, once more. This makes
eighteen times we've said it, but it will bear re
peating, and each time ive say it louder. Each
Christmas we have had the pleasure of making
many homes happier through the introduction
of our instruments, and on this one we mean to
sell twice as many as pver before.
Read our new advertisement on page three
and you will learn ail about our Christmas
Piano" and Organ sale.
For six months we have been planning this
sale. Chickering, Mason & Hamlin, Mathu
shek and other noted makers are interested and
have sent us their very choicest instruments for
display and sale. Never before have our ware
rooms so blossomed out into superb and musi
cally perfect instruments.
And all to be sold on Christmas terms , too
good, too Christmas, too numerous to put iu
print. Come in and we will whisper them in
The price, the terms, and everything else will
be made satisfactory, and if you are ever going
to buy a Piano or an Organ this is the right
time for you, and you’ll say so when you see
what *8 now offer.
Come in at once. The sale is in progress and
will last until Dec. 25th. L. & B. S. M. H.
An Advertisement From the Crockery
House of Jas. S. Silva & Son.
We want everybody to come and see us
this week. We have Christmas presents
suitable to all.
RARE POTTERY AND PORCELAINS,
Bisque Figures and ornaments, Vases of
rich and beautiful designs.
Richlv cut and engraved Goblets, Tum
blers, Wine Glasses, Decanters, Pitchers;
also in all colors, elaborately decorated.
We offer a very neat and serviceable set
from sl2 to S3O; tine sets $35 to $l5O. Fish
and Game Sets, Tea Sets, Chamber Sets,
etc., very low.
Rogers’ Knives and Forks, Spoons, Fish
and Pie Knives, Game Carvers, etc.
Student Lamps, Piano Extension Lamps,
Parlor Hanging and Standing Lamps. Use
ful and ornamental, etc.
Jas. S. Silva & Son.
China and Glass, 140 Broughton Street.
French Mixed Candy 10c., 15c. and 25c. at
D. B. Lester’s.
This week we will make a very fine display of
Candies. Call and make your purchases of us.
Lebkucbon, Lebkuohen, at Strauss Bros.’
Mixed Nuts 15c., good Raisins 12>£c.,
Citron and Currants cheap at D. B. Les
A 25c. Damask Towel for 10c. at Weis
Atmore’s Mince Meat and English Plum
Pudding at D B. Lester’s.
To buy Candies, Nuts, Raisins, Apples, Oranges,
Cranberries, Citron and Currants, is at Strauss
Old Peach and Apple Brandy at Lester's.
Music Hath Charms.
Pianos and Organs at all prices, and also
for rent, or sold on installment plans. Great
inducements for Christmas. It will be
for your interest to call and see about it if
you ever mean to puscha.se.
L. & B. S. M. H.
A 25c. full regular Gents’ Half Hose for
10c. at Weisbein’s.
Immense variety of handsome Christmas
Goods at Weisbein’s.
Oak, Pine and Lightwood
For sale by R. B. Gassets, comer Taylor and
East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
A 25c. Hair Brush for oc. at Weisbein’s.
RIVER AND HARBOR NOTES.
Happenings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The steamship Dossoug got aground oppo
site Fort Oglethorpe while coming up the
river Monday night The tug k Cambria
pulled her off "yesterday.
The steamship William Crane arrived
yesterday morning from Baltimore, having
made the trip in forty six horn's. This
breaks the record, and is the quickest pas
sage recorded between the two ports.
OVER IN CHARLESTON.
The Day’s Happenings in South Caro
lina’s Metropolis City.
The Charleston Exchange will lie closed
from Friday afternoon, Dec. 23, until Tues
day morning, Dec 27.
Active preparations are being made in
most of the Charleston churches and Sun
day schools for the entertainment of the
children and the comfort of the poor at
All of the members of the Charleston
Police Commission handed in their resigna
tions Monday. The Commissioners were
elected for four years and have, therefore,
two years longer to serve before their terms
will expire, but they have resigned in order
that the new administration may bo left
It is understood that certain changes will
take place in the management of the Clyde
line of steamships after Jan. 1. Capt. W.
A. Courtenay, who has been connected with
this business since its foundation in January,
1870, will be the General Superintendent,
and James E. Edgerton, will be tho Freight
and Passenger Agent.
Charleston had a sensational cowhiding
scrape on Monday, in which Daniel Brown,
a King street furniture dealer, came out
second best. The cowhiding was admin
istered by a woman, while a man, presum
ably her husband, stood over Brown with a
cocked pistol, with which he threatened to
shoot him if he made any resistance or at
tempted to escape. The assault was said to
have been provoked by an insult offered by
Brown to his assailant while in his store
sometime last week.
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 2,000 more of our
desk rulers, which were distributed among
the business houses of the city the first part
of the,season. These rulers will be presented
to each and every boy in the city who will
call at our store and register his name, ago
and address in our registering book.
To every visitor to our store will be pre
sented our beautiful souvenir “Wall Pocket”
of our second fall season whether they
purchase or not. Please ask for same.
Toget her with the above, will be presented
to every $25 purchaser a beautiful gilt
frame picture, 20xio 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 $9.00, sll, sl2, $12.50, $13.50 and sls
Men’s Business Suits are worthy of atten
tion. Remember Hie number, 103 Congress
street, opposite the Market.
Appel & Schaul,
One Price Clothiers. Hatters and Furnishers.
Fireworks for Xmas.
By the city ordinance, Wednesday of this
week will tie the first day and night that
fireworks can be shot off, and then only in
the park extension and the squares south of
Liberty street. We have just opened a tre
mendous stock of Firecrackers, Cannon
Crackers, Roman Candles, Skyrockets, Ser
pents, "Vertical Wheels, and many other
fancy pieces. Make your purchases and
selections before the rush of Xmas. Our
prices are lower than last year, and lower
than can be had elsewhere. Get our prices
and see our stock at once. Davis Bros.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Savannah Weekly News, A Tale of
Three Lions, by H. Rider Haggard; Katha
rine Regina, by Walter Besant; “Brant
Adams, the Emperor of Detectives,” “The
Theatre” for December, 1887, Puck’s Li
brary No. 6, Yule Tide, Cassels Christ
mas Annual, 1887, Boston Globe, Bos
ton Herald, Philadelphia Press, Philadel
phia Timas, Baltimore Sun, Balti
more American. New York Herald,
"World. Sun, Times, Press, Tribune, Star,
Atlanta Constitution, Augusta Chronicle,
Macon Telegraph, Florida Times-Union.
Jacksonville News-Herald, New Orleans
Times-Demoerat. Charleston News and
Courier, Cincinnati Commercial Gazette,
Pianos $2 50 Weekly.
Think of this. Only $2 50 paid weekly
will buy a fine Piano. Save your cigar or
pin money and put it into a piano. It will
pay jou and us too to do this. Buy the
Piano" cheap at our Christmas P and O.
Sale. L. & B. S. M. H.
A 25c. Children’s Undershirt for 10c. at
T’would Not be Wisdom
To overlook our handsome display of Diamonds,
Watches, Chains, Charms, Bronzes, Statuary,
Vases, Clocks, Silverware, Plated Ware, Lem
aire's Opera Glasses. Brlc-a-Brac, Gold-headed
Umbrellas, or any of the myriads of useful and
ornamental articles which we exhibit in such
great variety and superiority of design and
workmanship. If you meditate the purchase of
Christmas presents during the present week do
not be frightened by the idle fancy that one needs
a great deal of money to enter an establishment
like ours. Any desire can he gratified, however
modest. We can satisfy “Prince or Peasant,"
and are equally delighted to give our best atten
tion to the humblest visitor as to the most lavish
buyer. We are even glad to exhibit our stock
to those who only wish to “look around." Wo
are here to please the public, regardless of cir
cumstances. Our display for Christmas week
is worth seeing, and we invite all to come and I
look it over.
157 Broughton street.
The Sweet Toned Organ.
Parlor Organs are now used in the most
refined homes. They cannot (111 the place
of a Piano, but produce delightful music ot
a different order. They cost little as com
pared with Pianos, and hence are becoming
universally popular. One hundred beauti
rul styles now in our warerootns to select
from, and raro bargains at our Christmas
L. & B. S. M. H.
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga.,
you get all the comforts of the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to $2 per day Try
it and bo convinced.— Host on Home Jour-
Tills Powder never varies. A mnrvpl of Purity
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economi
cal than the ordinary kind, and cannot lie sold
in competition with the multitude of low test
short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold
only in inns. Royai, Baking Powder Cos., 106
Wall street. New York.
LITDDEN ,fc BATES S. M. H.
See Tleir Advertisement
0! 3i Pap.
FURNITURE AND CARPETS.
Unique and Elegant Pieces for
the Hall, Parlor, Library and
Dining-room in ANTIQUE OAK,
CHERRY AND WALNUT.
Luxurious Parlor Suits, Divans, Conversation
Chairs, Lounges and Odd Pieces.
Rattan Rockers In great variety.
Rich effects in Rugs, Carpets, Portieres and
Durable Styles in Girls’ Tricycles, Boys' Tri
cycles, Velocipedes, Wagons, DolJ Carriages,
We have spared no expense to present the
Choicest Goods at Popular and Attract
ive Prices, and invite our friends and
the public generally to visit our
ware-rooms and inspect our
A, J. Miller & Cos.
■■■(TYLER DESK CO
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Mamutaotuhirs OF FIN<
SiWDESKS, BANK COUNTERS
■••■f G 0 wopk >E ’j
Guaranteed. 100 page Uluat’i
w are more Ilian surprised at the tremend
* t ous sales of our Bathroom Oil Heaters
They suit the purpose so nicely that we have
without much effort disposed of more than fifty
this winter, and inquiries exceed ten times the
transactions. Our stove is a beauty and little
less than a household necessity.
LOVELL & LATTIMORE.
SAVANNAH, - - - GEORGIA.
Are No More Precious to a Musician
than the Knabe, the Gem of Pianos.
MR. ERNEST KNABE, the senior partner ot
the great manufacturing bouse of Win.
Knahc & Cos.. Baltimore. Md., was m our city
la.st week, and was so pleased with the high
class of customers and musicians who have
lately bought their Pianos <f us that be prom
ised in future to fill all orders from our house in
person, thus securing for Savanuah the best
Pianos they make of Their various styles. We
are just in receipt of the first of his selections.
One, an elegant Parlor Orand in rosewood ease;
one, a magnificent Upright in fancy walnut
case; another. Upright in rosewood. Besides
these, we have in stock two of their Squares
ami two Uprights. We pay spot rank for their
instruments, making the cash discount which
enables us to sell them at rocJc bottom factory
prices. There is no Piano to excel the Knabe.
Tuning, Repairing and Moving special features
of our Piano and Organ Department.