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A JACKSONVILLE CRASH.
SIGMUND RITZWO-.LER FAILS FOR
Three New York Firms Creditors for
Large Amounts—Death of Rabbi
Simon Simons—Forger Tillman Held
in S2OO Bail to Answer For His
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 21.—Sig
mund Ritzwoller, the largest individual
wholesale and retail dry goods and clothing
merchant of this city and State, to-day as
signed to VV. B. Barnett, of the Bank of
Jacksonville. His assets consist, of a throe
story brick store and its contents, account
books, etc., lands in and around the city,
and lands in Alachua, Columbia, Lafayette
and other counties. The total value of the
assets r unknown, but is thought to be
small. His liabilities, according to the
schedule filed, amounts to $77,42* 05, nearly
all of which is due in Eastern cities. The
borne creditors named in tlio schedule, are
preferred as follows: Clarrissa Ritzwoller,
$2,022 02; Bank of Jacksonville, $1,800;
Hartridge & Young, attorneys, SI,OOO,
A. Solary $305, C. H. Jones <Sc Bro. $275,
Xcws-Urratd sls, 11. Drew <SI Bro. $45, G.
R. Foster & Cos. SSOO, Dr. It. P. Daniel
$125, C. W. Dacosta $2.8. The largest
amounts North are: Claflin & Cos. $22,110,
T. B. McManus $15,000, L. Sinheimer $0,380,
Snedeker & Bovton SI,BOO, E. S. Jaffrnv &
Cos. sl,Oll, all of New York: Armstrong,
Cater & Cos., Baltimore. $1,351. All the
other amounts are lielow SI,OOO. Sixty-one
persons are named in the schedule.
DEATH OF A RABBI.
Simon Simons, a Jewish Rabbi, and a
prominent merchant of Montieclio, died
(here Sunday of apoplexy, aged 05. Mr.
Simons was well known in Savannah, aud
his son, “Abe” Simons, was in business
there at one time.
D. A. Tillman, the negro teacher at May
port who forged Dr. W. H. Babcock's name
to school certificates, securing SOS, was up
before Justice Magill this morning. The
forgeries were remarkable for their clumsi
ness. and it seemed queer that anyone
should be so readily imposed on. He
was held in S2OO bail for trial.
Tillman says he is from New Jersey and
once taught se’iool at Columbia, S. C.,
where probably he obtained the blanks
which he filled out aud to which lie forged
the names of Babcock & Mickler. The
blanks are worn and much soiled, shelving
age and much usage.
A meeting of the newly elected city of
ficials will take place to-morrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock, at which time the committee
appointed to secure counsel will make their
The engine and boiler for the Suli-Tropical
arrived this morning. They are from the
Pittsburg Iron Works and weighed over
END OF THE EPIDEMIC.
The epidemic of yellow fever in Tampa
has been officially declared at an end. There
have been no cases of yellow fever in two
or three weeks. The surrounding counties
removed their quarantine cordon several
days ago, but refugees were forbidden by
the Tampa City Council to return
till all danger was past and the
city bad been thoroughly disinfected anil
put in good sanitary condition. Trains
wit h sleeping cars attached now run as they
did liefore the epidemic, making connections
with coastwise steamers for Key West and
Havana. There is no semblance of any
contagious or epidemic disease in Florida or
the islands of the State.
O. A, Budington, of Green Cove Springs,
was dangerously wounded by a negro
named Pram this afternoon. No particu
lars of the affair have yet reached here.
Sumter county went dry to-day, at least
So the meagre returns now indicate.
GEORGIA’S CENTRAL CITY.
The Cotton States Lif i Insurance Com
pany—The Railroad Muddle.
Macon, Dec. 21.—This morning the stock
holders of the Cotton States Life Insurance
Company met at the office of the company
in this city in annua! meeting and elected a
board of directors to serve for the ensuing
year, and transacted some other business in
connection with the affairs of the company.
Among the prominent gontlpinen present,
non-*esidents of Macon, were John A. Sib
ley of Augusta, John Peabody of Colum
bus, James T. Wormack of Atlanta, Wil
liam Johnston of Charlotte, and Harry R.
Jackson of Atlanta.
The Covington and Macon Railroad in
junction was not heard to-day. A commit
tee of three, consisting of L. W. Robert,
Roff Sims and A. Reynolds, representing
the creditors, went before Judge Gu'-tin
this morning and requested a postpone
ment of the hearing until Jan. 4, pending
negotiations for a settlement. On motion
of the creditors, Judge Gastin agreed to the
postponement until the date mentioned.
There was present at the meeting a large
number of the creditors, officials of the
road aud several lawyers. Among the vis
iting lawyers were G. D. Thomas, of Ath
ens, aud David W. Meadows, of Daniels
ville. N. E. Harris, attorney of the Cov
ington and Macon, was also present. ]>at
night there was a meeting of the
creditors at the Hotel Lanier, and
to-night there was another meeting. They
are anxious to get their matters settled, and
wish to lift the road out of the suds. They
think an equitable settlement can be
effected. The meetiug to-night will doubt
less; evolve some satisfactory j>lan of action.
It is possible that a proposition will be
framed and submitted to Sir. Machen,
which will doubtless be accepted
by that gentleman, and the
affairs of the road straightened out, all dif
ficulties removed, the work progress smooth
ly aud the road be rapidly completed to
Athens. The above mentioned committee
of three wero appointed last night by Capt.
Frank Johnson, chairman of the general
creditors, and Capt. Johnson appeared
with this committee to-day before Judge
The Trees Pretty Near Stripped of
Oranges and Lemons
Candler, Fla., Dec. 21.—The shipping
of oranges and lemons from this place is
about over. Mr. T. M. White, of Newton
Factory, Ga., is planting out au orange and
]jeach orchard here. In a few years the
peach crop in this locality will rival the
orange, as the improved varieties do well
here. The Peen-To peach, which ripens
from May 15 to 25, is a fine ;ieacb and very
G. T. Parker, J. Pope and families, of
Kane, 111, are spending the winter here
with M. M. Leigh, Esq.
A. L. Quisenbcrry, Esq., is working bard
to get up a creditable display from this
plr.ee for the Sub-Tropical at Jacksonville,
and the prospects are that he will have a
very good exhibit of vegetables, field crop,
fruits, etc. In and around here there are
250 acre* planted in orange and various
other fruit trees, and we can show as flue
and thrifty young groves as any part of the
COLt’MBCS, Ga.. Dec. 21. —Yesterday
afternoon in Girard thel‘2-year-oid daughter
of J. T. Lolless was thrown down and
so.erely bitten by a bull dog, before assist
ance couid reach her. us she attempted to
enter her uncle’s yard.
Hon. John (4. Cor!isle cannot visit Colum
bus. Mr. Hanson, of the Enquirer-Sun,
to-day received a letter from Congressman
Grimes saying Mr. Carlisle regrets that he
cannot possibly find time.
While coming up the river yesterday
morning the steamer Aid collided with the
steamer Paetolus at Hliell Creek and came
very near being sank.
A pure linen Damask Napkin for sc. at
The Husband 15 Years Old end His
Bride Two Years Younger
Rome, Ga., Dec. 21. —To-day a boy 15
years old and a girl only 13 ran away and
were married by Rev. F. M. Oswell. a
minister of the Congregational Methodist
church. The father of the youthful bride
has had her husband arrested and locked up
on a charge of abduction, but the boy sub
sequently gave bonds for liis appearance,
and was released. The affair has created a
sensation here, and the preacher will
probably be arrested.
INEZ KILLED THE CANARIES.
And She Will Spend a Month in the
Penitentiary for it.
From the \eio York World.
With tear-stained eyes and every appear
ance of genuine grief Mrs. Fanny Sickles,
an inmate of Mrs. Pearsall’s boording-houso
nt. No. 52 Great Jones street, caino into the
Court of Special Sessions yesterday to
prosecute Inez Van Zandt for the killing of
her two pet canaries, Katydid aud Billy.
Mrs. Sickles was clad in deep mourning,
and tears coursed down her face as she
clasped to her bosom the tiny plush-covert*!,
silver-bound casket she had brought into
court a week ago when she made her origi
nal complaint. The jiiush and siver coffin
contained tho remains of Katydid, while in
her pocket Mrs. Sickles had a crystal bottle
in which the twin singer Billy was pre
served in alcohol. She mourned for her
canaries as a mother would if the fondest
of her children were taken from her by
While waiting for the ca*e to Ist called
she sobbed quietly, and ever and anon her
handkerchief was pressed to her face to
wipe away the tears that hail been tailing
steadily for nearly a week since she made
the original complaint. She had made
Henry Bergh, Jr., the nephew of President
Bergh, of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, acquainted with the
facts, and he prosecuted with all his vigor.
When Presiding Justice Solon B. Smith
calks 1 the case. Justices Power an I Ford sat
on either side of him. Inez, who was
charged with laving cruelly slaughtered
and quartered the canaries, is a dark-haired
damsel with a decidedly handsome face.
There was a sort of sneer on her features all
through the proceedinffs, and she was not
moved in the slightest maimer until she
heard that she was doomed to the peniten
Mrs. Sickles shed tears anew as she re
lated how, fearing that her darling; might
feel cold in her room on the second floor,
where there was no fire, she carried the
cage containing the canaries to the kitchen
in the basement, where a bright fire was
burning. She and Julia Brown, the colored
maid, barricaded the windows, and, after
kissing the canaries good-night, they closed
the door without locking it. This was about
10 o’clock at night on Dec. 11, and before
bidding Julia good-night Mrs. Sickles bade
her “keep a watchful eye on her
darlings,” as she feared that harm
would befall them. She had in
mind a scene that occurred before she arose
from her bed that very morning. A few
moments before the clock m her room had
struck six the window of her room was
noiselessly opened from the outsido by the
hand of a woman, who stood on the exten
sion in the rear. Mrs. Sickle’s attention
was not attracted until she heard the noise
of the cage rubbing against the marble on
the bureau on which it was standing. It
was evidently the intention of the outsider
to remove the cage aud the sleeping cana
ries. As Mrs. Sickles sprang out of lied the
woman on the outside withdrew her arm
and ran away. Mrs. Sickles, how
ever, caught a glimpse of her face.
It was that of Inez. Not wishing
to create a disturbance in the
bouse, she said nothing about
the matter, but she determined to more
closely guard the birds. It was very cold
the following night when she brought the
cage containing her songsters into the
kitchen. The next morning, as already told
in the World , the canaries were found dead
and mutilated on the floor. Billy was liter
ally cut in two, while a dozen stab wobnds
covered the body of Katydid, in whose
tuneful breast life still lingered. The knife
which was used in the bloody work was on
Julia, the servant, made the discovery,
and she flew to Mrs. Sickles’ room. The
latter was in bed at the time, but she sprang
up in her night robes and hurried down into
the kitchen. When she saw her pets lying
lifeless on the floor she soLbed as if her
heart would break.
“It w as Inez who did it; ” exclaimed Julia.
“Oh, the wicked thing! I saw her leaving
this room ten minutes ago. Come to think of
it now, she got kind of scared when she saw
me. It’s good I didn’t catch her here. I
would have killed her too?”
Lawyer James W. McLoughlin endeav
ored to shake Mrs. Sickles’s testimony, but
she stuck to her pitiful story.
“Now, wasn't it the cats that killed your
pets?” he asked.
“No; it was Inez. Whenever I would pet
my darlings she would say to me. ‘You
make me sick. Stop it. Don’t make a fool
And Mrs. Sickles uncovered the lid of the
little plush-and-silver-casket for Mr. Bergh
to put in evidence the deadj Katydid.
“Did you accuse tho defendant of killing
your birds, and if so what reply did she
make ?” asked Mr. Bergh.
“She laughed. The wicked thing was in
an hilarious mood all day. She hasn’t de
nied, up to this day, that she killed my
darlings. All she would say w as: ‘Whatdo
I know about your birds? I don’t know
what you are talking about,’ and tKigali to
laugli. She killed my birds because she
couldn’t bear to have me pet them ”
Julia, tho next witness, said Inez prome
naded the house in great glee the day the
birds hail been killed.
“You did it,” Julia said savagely to Inez.
“Ha, ha, ha!'’ was her only reply.
Inez next took the stand and she put all
the blame on the cats. The wicked cats had
fot at the birds, she said, and killed them.
he fact was brought out that there are no
cats in the house, and when Mr. Bergh
caught Inez on that point she got confused
for the moment, but came out ahead again
by stating i hat the cats climbed over the
fence from the adjoining yard.
“What was it that was so funny on that
day?” queried Justice Ford.
“Funny ?” she asked.
"Yes; what was it that made you laugh
almost the entire day?”
“I am fond of iaughing,” she replied
[The defendant was sentenced to one
month in the penitentiary as already stated
in the Morning News dispatches.]
Highwaymen Stop a Stage.
Mineoi.a, Tex., Dec. 21.—Three masked
highwaymen yesterday halt and the mail
carrier between Minoola and Mount Sylvan
and compelled him to deliver up the pouch.
The robbers cut the pcuch open but found
only one registered let ter.
Run to Cove".
New York, Dec. 21.—The .scamps who so
cleverly forged custom house order* and ob
tained $14,000 worth of goods from the
warehouse on them have been captured and
all of tho plunder recovered.
Four Out of Six Will Die.
Wilkksbarre. Pa., Dec. 21. —Six men
were injured, four of them fatally, by an
explosion of gas in the Nottingham mine at
Plymouth to-day. One of the miners car
ried u naked laiiip.
A Failure at Winchester.
Winchester. Va., Dec. 21. Adams &
Vrouk, general merchants, have failed.
Their assets aud liabilities are about $4,000.
Death From Hydrophobia.
Sherman, T*x., Dee. 21.—John Harring
ton, a prominent business man of Petty,
) died here to-day of hydrophobia.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1887.
TASTFS OF PUBLIC MKN.
DISTINGUISHED MEN WHO COULD
MAKS FORTUNES AS CHEFS.
! Bayard’s Terrapin and Webster’s Fish
Chowder—Watterson as an Oyster
Cooker—Terrapin and What Reverdy
Johnson Gained by Them— Garfield’s
Method of Preparing Baked Pota
From the Few York World.
Washington, Dec. 17. —Wining and din
ing become more important elements of
Washington life year after year. America
has grown luxurious with its growth of
wealth, and our millionaires aud statesmen
are becoming as extravagant in their gas
tronomic tastes as was the Roman Apicius.
The leading statesman of the capital city
now keeps his French cook, and Cabinet
Ministers never think of living upon their
salaries. The $5,000 a y ar which the mem
bers of the House and Senate receive, does
not pay their living expenses, and the outgo
of many a public man runs into the tens of
thousands of dollars. It is now consid
ered a sin to sit a friend to a poorly cooked
dinner, and many of our noted men
not only understand what good
victuals are, but they are posted as w ell
upon the method of their prepartion. Sec
retary Bayard has long been known as an
adept at cooking terrapin, and it is said that
ho sometimes prepares the terrapin for his
Cabinet dinners. He lias a knack of giving
a peculiar delicacy and flavor to the dish
which the professional cooks have not dis
covered, and epicures say that people who
have not eaten Bayard’s terrapin don’t know
what terrapin is.
Sam Ward, who will lie always remem
bered as the greatest gastronome Washing
ton has yet known, thought terrapin the
be*t eating that ever tout lied a palate, and
Ben: Perley Poore, who was a good judge of
such matters, agreed with him. Ward said
that the terrapin should lie served smoking
hot, and he prepared it ns follows:
A RECIFE FOR TERRAPIN STEW.
The terrapin was first put in boiling hot
spring water for live minutes to loosen the
skin, and after the skin was taken off it was
put back into boiling water, the tempera
ture of which was regulated by a ther
mometer. When the claws became soft
enough to pinch into a pulp between the
thumb and finger Ward considered the ter
rapin sufficiently boiled and lie took it out
and removed the shells, cutoff the head aud
claws and took out the gall and sandbng-
This was a very delicate matter, and the
remainder of the terrapin was now cut into
half-inch cubes, all of the juice being pre
served with great care. Tie whole was
now put into the chafing dish and a dressing
of the flour, boiled yolks of eggs and dairy
butter was poured upon it. It was salted
to taste, seasoned with red pepper and a
large wineglass of old Madeira and a small
quantity of rich cream was added. This,
when cooked by Sam Ward made a dish fit
for a king, and it aided, I doubt not, in get
ting many a bill through Congress.
Speaking of Ben: Perley Poore, he was an
epicure of epicures,and he knew receipts for
the best of dishes. He kept the bills of
fare of all great dinners he ever attended
and he jotted down such noted receipt* as
were given him by public men. He had
two receipts of Daniel Webster’s, and one
of there was for punch and another-for fish
chowder. Webster's fish chowder was made
of rock cod, crackers and salt jiork. He had
a large kettle, and having fried his scraps
he deposited the successive layers of fish,
crackers, potatoes and onions over and over
until there was no more room. He poured
milk over this and then put it on the fire.
He cooked it quickly, and his black eyes
sjiarkled and his nose twitched as the ap
petizing steam rose into the air.
Webster did his own marketing at Wash
ington and he was very fond of opossum
and a fine leg of mutton. He selected his
own meats aud kept his cellars stocked with
good liquors. His punch was famous in its
day, and it would tie very strong for the
diletanti stomachs of the present. It was
made of whisky, rum, champagne, arrack,
maraschino, green tea, lemons, sugar, and a
very little water. As mixed, a glass or so
would nor, make one drunk, but more than
this was very exhilarating, and along in the
“wee sma' hours” of the morning some of
his Senatorial friends occasionally left his
house in a very questionable condition.
Webster was fond of planked shad, and
he thought this one of the greatest of epi
curean dainties. Gen. Joe JlcKibbin, who
now owns Marshall Hall, opposite Mount
Vernon, is noted for his planked-shad din
ners, and ho often has the public men of
Washington go down the river to an open
air feast. I have seen Gen. Phil Sheridan
and Gen. Roseorans smack their lips over
Mclvibbin’s planked shad, and it is inter
terestirig to stand around and watch the
shad cooking under McKibbiu’s eye. A
hichory wood Are is built in the open air.
The shad, fresh from the river, are cleaned
and fastened with iron nails to thick pieces
of hickory plank, each about two feet square
and freshly sawed. These are propped up
facing the Are, and the shad, which had
been cleaned and spread with its insido out
upon the plank before tacking, sizzles and
hisses under the inAuenee of the Aames.
When it is done it is sprinkled with salt, the
nails are pulled out and the shad is borne on
the board to the table. It lias ail the deli
cacy of brook trout added to the rich Aavor
of the shad, and people who have eaten shad
otherwise cooked can have no idea of the
sweetness secured by this preparation.
Congressman Hcott, of Pennsylvania, the
fifteen-millionaire, who is noted as a horse
fancier, as a railroad man aud as a poli
tician, is an adept at cooking oysters. He
calls for a chafing dish during the Congres
sional sessions whenever he goes to the
restaurant, has his oysters brought to him
and cooks them himself while he waits. He
often has his frien's take a meal with him,
and he understands how to make good cof
fee. Perry Belmont cooks oysters on a
dialing dish. Garland some times cooks his
own meals at Hominy Hill, the log cabin
home which he has in the woods near Little
Rock, Ark. Ho catches the Ash and game
which form a part of many of his me tis,
and he has, among other tilings, a very
sweet tooth. He is fond of candy, and the
lozenge he once prejiared for Senator Butler,
of South Carolina, has Income one of the
traditions of the Senate Chamber. Butler
had a habit of asking Oarla .and for candy, and
as Garland always had some on hand he
was generally supplied. One day Garland
made up a mixture of soap, baptizing it
with mustard, vinegar, salt and jiepper and
a dash of that sauce a drop of which will
Aavor a gallou of soup. Ho laid this on his
desk, and when Butler asked for his candy
he pointed to it. As soon as Butler's tongue
touched the iozenge he knew there was
something the matter and the shadow of a
frown passed over his face, to be succeeded
by au expression of determination. His
teeth came together like a sprung rat trap,
and with a semi-diabolical smile on his
features he chewed away at the lozenge us
though ho liked it. In this wav he worked
off the laugh which Garland tried to get ot>
him, and he did not rest until he had played
some practical joke in return.
Senator Joe Brown, of Georgia, says the
sweetest thing on earth to him is “puddie
duck and sweet potatoes,” and an old waiter
at Washington says that John C. Calhoun
dearly loved sweet potatoes and opossum.
He would come into a restaurant and say:
“I want you to get me a nice fat opossum.
You must cook it the day after it is killed;
parboil it Arst end then put into a hot oven
with boiled sweet potatoes around it, and
cook it slowly until it is brown. If you can
get a 'coon, make some ’coon gravy and
pour it over the ’possum and flavor with
salt, pepper and sage.”
Calhoun often hunted ’possums himself.
: He liked hot corn-bread and biscuits, and
the only part of u chicken he would eat was
the breast. Andy Johnson’s favorite bread
was the old-fashioned com-dodger, and Each
Taylor, upon sitting down to nu elaborate
dinner and looking with an annoyed ex-
nression nt file bill of fare, was asked if
there was anything more that he wanted,
lie replied, as he scanned the pate-tle-foi
t/ras and the other French dainties:
“This is all very well, but I would really
prefer some flitch and eggs." Taylor was
very fond of iced milk, and it is thought
that the lonch of cherries which he washed
down with iced milk on the dav of the lay
ing of the corner-stone of the Washington
monument, had a great deal to do with
helping him into his coffin.
OYSTERS AND TERRAPIN.
Henry Watterson is said to lie a good
oyster cooker. He uses a chafing dish, and
puts a dash of Madeira wine into the oyster
broth and rolled crackers. He has a good
palate, anti when he visits Washington
there is no hotel but Welcker’s which can
.-ipeaking of oysters reminds me of a
little incident illustrative of the vanity of
an epieureau statesman who rejoices in tho
title of General, and who was a member of
the Forty-eighth Congress. This General
bad taken a couple of his lady friends to one
of the fashionable restaurants of Washing
ton, and after they were seated at the table
he called tho waiter to him with a grandil
oquent air, and said: “Waiter, bring us
fried oysters for three.”-
The waiter started and the General con
tinued: “And waiter, you tell the cook that
those oysters are for Gen. Blank, member of
Congress from the Blank district, and that
Gen. Blank always likes his oysters well
Tne most expensive of the dishes now
served at dinners is perhaps the terrapin,
ail I the raising of it has become a very
profitable industry 7 . The best terrapin are
those which come from near Baltimore in
the Chesapeake bay. They average S3O a
dozen, and the amount sold each year runs
up to $1,500,000. Reverdy 7 Johnson was one
of the first men to bring a knowledge of the
terrapin to the people across the water. He
took the noted cook Wormley with him
when he went to England as Minister, and
Wormley was directed to carry' a lot of live
terrapin along. He served these at his
diplomatic dinners in London, and he attri
iju.es much of his diplomatic success to the
good nature which they brought to the
stomachs of the noted men of England.
Wormley thoroughly appreciated the im
portance of good cookery. He made SIOO,-
000 out of his skill as a caterer, and he sent
his sons to Paris to be educated under the
French chefs there. I see that his method
of making beef tea has beeu patented, and
this came to the ears of the public during
the sickness of Garfield. Wormley fur
nished oil the food which Garfield ate dur
ing his sickness at Washington, and the
dying President was able to retain this beef
tea when he could keep nothing else upon
his stomach. Wormley made it by taking
the best of the tenderloin steak cut thick
and freed from bones. This he broiled slight
ly over a hot fire, and then put it info a steel
press, which, by menus of a lever, squeezed
all the juice out of it. This juice was the
pure nutriment of the beef, and seasoned
and heated it made both an appetizing and
Garfield, by the way, was somewhat
troubled by dyspepsia, and he bad a favor
ite way of eating potatoes. He liked them
baked to a turn, anil bail them brought upou
the table with their skins bursted. Taking
them hot from the dish he would squeeze
the mealy' insides out upon his plate, add a
pinch of salt and a slight shake of pepper
and over the mixture he would pour the
richest of Jersey cream, mixing this togeth
er so that it formed a thick paste. He ate
it with great gusto, calling it a dish fit for
Gen. Scott was very fond of ham and he
knew all about cooking. He thought the
terrapin was the best of all animal creation
and lie was always accustomed to say when
he ate it. “This is the best food vouchsafed
by Providence to man.” He did not like his
ham oaten as soon as it was cooked, and said
it took seven days to ripen it for the table.
He was a student of Brillat-Savarin and he
bad the traditions of the most noted of
cooks at his tongue's<md. Ho always Liked
to mix a raw onion with his salad and one
of his favorite vegetables was the Swedish
turnip. A good dinner put him in a good
humor and a bad one affected him as it
does most other public men by making him
If, according to the old saying, that “He
who drinks beer thinks beer,” it may be
that some student in learning the favorite
dishes of our noted statesmen may be able
to figure from them the causes ot their suc
cess. Frank G. Carpenter.
Postal Clerks Arrested.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 21. —A. B. Smith
and J. E. Penn, railway postal clerks, were
arrested at their room here early this morn
ing, charged with opening registered letters
and stealing money. Smith and Penn ran
between Houston and Denison, over the
Texas Central route. Several valuable
packages have been lost on this route.
Smith was a postal agent and Penn was his
assistant. Both men have familief living
Half a Century a Teacher.
Chakuottesvilue, Va., Dec. 21.—Dr.
Janies L. Cabell, Professor of Physiology
and Surgery in the University of Virginia,
completed to-day fifty years of professional
work in the university. His colleagues and
pupils of former years from all parts of the
United States presented him with a hand
Laurens to Build a Bridge.
WriohtsvilLe, Ga., Dec. 21.—Laurens
county to-day voted to Issue bonds to the
amount of $15,000 for the purpose of build
ing an iron bridge across tne Oconee river
at Dublin. The votes iti four districts at 5
o’clock this evening showed conclusively
that the bridge was elected, with ten other
districts to hoar from.
OVER IN CHARLESTON.
The Day’s Happenings in South Caro
Assistant Superintendent E. TV. Edger
ton, of the Charleston Exchange, has re
The anniversary dinner of the New
England Society will be given at the
Charleston Hotel to-night.
TV. P. Cantwell, Clerk of the Charleston
County Commissioners, attempted suicide
by cutting his t.hroat Tuesday while in a tit
of temporary insanity.
The News and Courier draws a forci
bly picture of officers in Berkeley county.
Tlie liquor license law, it says does not
seem to be observed there any more than
the Sunday law is in * Charleston.
The Legislature fixod the license for the
country st res in Berkeley countv at $BOO
jier annum, but it is stated as a fact, but
few of the storekeepers ever concern them
selves at all übout the license,or the penalty.
Occasionally one man in a large section of
country applies for a license, but it is rare
Editor Morning News: Would you be
kind enough to inform me upon what legal
rights the city has the power to compel
property owners upon Broughton, Liberty,
Harris aud other streets to pay for a portion
of paving said streets when East Broad.
West Broad, Bay and part of Congress has
been paved by the city without extra taxa
tion upon property on line of said streets?
Many houses upon streets which the city in
tends to )>ave cost but very li l tie more than
the proportion that the city will charge for
paving in front of same. Is this what Ka
wtnnah means by equal taxation for all?
First, sidewalks must lie paved; second,
closets must lie connected with sewers, now
streets must be paved—all to come out of
proiierty not renting tor more than [ier
month. It is well to ask: What is next?
“It needs," as Hamlet says, “uo ghost
To come anil tell” this truth.
Purr SOZODONT prem-nrrs the teeth,
In age. in manhood, youth.
If any substitute Is uttered
For this reject It ~ v-i. tis oroffered.
ON BAIL AND CROSSTIE.
Local and General Gbssip In Railway
The new car works to be located at Annis
ton, Ala., it is said will employ 1,000 men.
The Savannah, Florida and Western rail
way fast mail train on Tuesday crrried out
The Southern Passenger Association has
fixed a rate of lc. per mile for the distance
traveled for the Jasper Festival in February.
The survey of the Havnevillo and Cam
den (S. C.) road has been completed, and
the cost of the road will not exceed $400,-
The Georgia Pacific has c’osed a contract
for four buudred new box, coal and flat
cars, for use op the road from Atlanta to
Columbus, Miss. The cars are to be de
livered in February next.
A strong effort will be made by the Louis
ville and Nashville railroad to get the con
tract for carrying the Central, Southern
and Southwestern mails from Cincinnati at
the next regular assignment of mails by the
Sol. Haas, Traffic Manager of the Mem
phis and Charleston and East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia roads t'aving re
signed, Edwin Fitzgerald has been ap
pointed trallic manager, with oltice at
Quite a number of engines on the Colum
bus and Western division of the Central
railroad have become disabled recently, and
as the business has largely increased this
fall, there is a demand for more engines.
This demand is being temporarily supplied
by engines borrowed from other roads be
longing to the Central system. The Colum
bus and Western division needs new engines
and new passenger and mail coaches.
Pullman Company Affairs.
Joseph L. Richardson, the newly ap
pointed District Superintendent of the Pull
man Palace Car Company, is registered at
the Pulaski House. Mr. Richardson spent
yesterday in calling upon the railroad
officials here before proceeding to Jackson
ville, where he will make his headquarters.
Mr. Richardson, although a young man,
has been connected with tine Pullman Com
pany for eight years, and has the reputa
tion of being thoroughly posted in the sleep
ing car business. He was stationed at Sa
vannah about a year ago as assistant to the
Superintendent, of this district, and his ap
pointment now to succeed Mr. Marnmduke,
(who has resigned to accept a position with
a Northern business bouse) illustrates the
esteem in which his ability is held by the
company. Ja nes Partin, Manager of the
Atlantic Division, is expected here in a few
Hetty Green’s Power.
C. P. Huntington, and his friends among
the bondholders of the Houston and Texaas
Central Railroad Comprny, had a meeting
in New York a day or two ago, whereat a
re-organization scheme was indorsed. Mrs.
Hetty Green, however, was an absentee.
She owns something over $1,000,000 worth
of the company’s bonds, and Mr. Hunting
ton doesn’t suit her. The Huntington con
tingent say they do not care whether Mrs.
Green assents or not; they can go right
along and reorganize the company without
her. Other big men have talked in just this
way about Mrs. Green in times past, but
somehow she usually contrives to come out
ahead whenever the fighting notion strikes
LOUISIANA’S RICE CROP.
The Yield 25 Per Cent. Less Than It
was Last Year—The Outlook.
The New Orleans Picayune , in a review
of the rice situation, says; “It is now evi
dent that the rice crop of Louisiana has
been more than 25 per cent, smaller than
last year. As this shortage is greater than
the admitted reduction in the acreage would
warrant, it might at first sight indicate a
serious loss to our planters, but the prices
obtained for rice in the rough have been
fully 50 per cent, higher than last year,
hence the loss in production has been more
than compensated by the better prices. At
this moment the clean rice market is very
dull, but as this is the case every' year at
this season, and prices are nearly 2c. higher
than last year, no anxiety seems to be en
tertained. The confidence of millers and
speculators in the outlook is proven by the
fact that, although there are nearly 200,000
sacks of rough rice in warehouse, not
more than 10 per cent, of the amount re
mains in first hands: the remainder is held
by millers and speculator ;. Although clean
rice is considerably higher than last year it
is not yet high enough to enable millers to
work off their rough rice at a profit, hence
there is no disposition to sell. As the crop
has been small the amount still in the coun
try is not thought to be heavy, especially as
the prices ruling here had a tendency to
hurry in shipments; therefore the stock here,
though apparently large, represents the best
part of the supply for the next seven
months, and with anything like a fair de
mand would not last half that tim?. With
this prospect in view, and with the knowl
edge that stocks in consumers’ hands have
run low, holders of rice are not anxious
sellers, and look forward with confidence
to better prices. Prices for foreign rice
have advanced, and stocks in Europe are
light; hence our dealers fear little competi
tion from that source."
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 usful than an Over
coat, Suit of Clothing, half-dozen nice
Shirts, fancy or white laundried or unlaun
dried' To one more distant related, or to a
friend, a Hat, Umbrella, pair of Suspend
ers, Silk Handkerchief, or a half-dozen
Linen ones, a nice valise make very suitable
presents. All of the above mentioned
articles can be 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, Suspendei-s, Socks for 25c.
Gentlemen can even find in our place a
nice present for fheirlady friends in the
shape 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.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Lippincott's Magazine for January. 1888,
Now York Fashion Bazar for January,
1888, Life, Judge, Puck, Family Fiction,
Youth’s Companion Christmas nntnlier,lßß7,
Harper’s Weekly, Leslie’s Weekly, Railroad
Guide, Tid-Bits. Boston Globe, Boston
Herald, Philadelphia Press. Philadel
phia Times, Baltimore Sun, Balti
more American. New York Herald,
World, Sun, Times, Press, Tribune, Star,
Atlanta Constitution. Augusta Chronicle,
Macon Telegraph, Floriila Times-Union.
Jacksonville News-Herald, New Orleans
Times-Deniocrati Charleston News and
Courier, Cincinnati Commercial Gazette,
Ladies, when you are out shopping stop
at Appel & Scbaul’s, One Price Clothiers,
and procure one of their Souvenirs. They
cost you nothing.
French Mixed Candy 10c., 15c. and2sc. at
I). B. Lester's.
Adv.ce to Motners.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little suffer at once; it
produces tuitural, quiet sleep by relieving
tiie child from pain and the little cherub
awakes as “bright as a button.’’
It is very pleasaut to taste. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain, re
lievos wind, regulates the bowels, and is the
best known remedy for diairhoia, whether
arising from teething or other causes. 25
cents a bottle.
Special indications for Georgia:
RAIN ,ight rains in the southern portion,
I light to fresh northerly winds, fol
lowed by rising temperature on
Friday, colder, fair weather in the northern
Comparison of moan teraperatnre at Savan
nah, Deo. 21 1887, and the mean of same day for
! Departure Total
Mean Temperature from the Departure
for 15 years Dec. 21. 'B7. | -|- or Jan. 1,1887.
54.0 j 51. n | 3.0 579.0
Comparative rainfall statement:
Mean Daily Amount Deprmre
.12 00 - 12 11.63
Maximum, temperature 59, minimum tern
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:38 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 9.9 feet—a rise of 16 during the past
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Dec. 21. 9:36 p. M- city time.
Direction, j 3?
Velocity. J ? 1
Portland 28NWL. T* Clear.
Boston 32 W I Clear.
Block Island 36 NW! ....Clear.
New York city ... 30 W ICtoudy.
Philadelphia 80 NW| |CI sidy.
Detroit II W Fair.
Fort Buford 14 8 W( Cloudy.
St. Vincent —lo' 8 * (Cloudy.
Washington city.. 34 NWj Cloudy.
Norfolk 42! E 0 .... Clear.
Charlotte 42 N 1..|.... Cloudy.
Hatteras 48 NW!I4 Fair.
Titusville 60 N ;lßi .2 Raining.
Wilmington 50 MV,..1.... Cloudy.
Charleston 02 MV . | ..'Cloudy.
Augusta 44 N W .... Cloudy.
Savannah 48 N 10 (Cloudy.
Jacksonville 50 MV 6 ... (Cloudy.
Cedar Keys 52 1 N 16 .... (Cloudy.
Key West 74 SW 8 .... Fair.
Atlanta S6 MV 10 ... Cloudy.
Pensacola 40 N 6 .02 Cloudy.
Mobile 36 N 12 ..Fair.
Montgomery ... . 88 MY ..'—Cloudy.
Vicksburg 26 N '.. ...(Fair.
New Orleans 38 N E 8 04 Cloudy.
Shreveport 30 N (..(.... Cloudy.
Fort Smith 26 MV ..:... Clear.
Galveston 34 N 18; .. Cloudy.
Corpus Christi.... 80l W 18) T* Snowing.
Palestine S6; N 10 ... Cloudy.
Brownesville ~. ■ (
Knoxville 84! W .. . Cloudy.
Memphis 22 W . Clear
Nashville 24 W .. Clear.
Indianapolis 12 W .. .... Clear.
Cincinnati 22 W Clear.
Pittsburg 28 MV .. ( Clear.
Buffalo 28 ) SW;.. ...Cloudy.
Cleveland 22 SYV i .. C.ear.
Marquette 22: N .. .02 Cloudy.
Chicago 6 W .., ..(Cloudy.
Duluth 2 NW Fair.
St. Paul 6 , .01 Cloudy.
Davenport 6S W .. Cloudy.
Cairo....? 18|N E(.. .... Clear.
St. Louis BSW .. . .. Clear.
Leavenw-orth... . 6 MV .. Clear.
Omaha 0 W j. Clear.
Yankton 4MVj..( .01 (Clear.
Bismarck 6( S (..( F ir.
Deadwood 22 W ;..!.... Cloudy.
Cheyenne 10 NW Fair.
North Platte o W .. (Clear.
Dodge City 2 NW ..(....'Clear.
Santa Fe 2 N . | (Clear.
T* denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, Dec, 21 & 22,
Supported by a remarkably effisieut Dramatic
Company, will present her successful
new 4 act Drama,
Varied in character, iutense in interest, replete
with humor, novel in plot.
THURSDAY NIGHT, Dec. 22. Miss Thompson’s
ideal portraiture of
Seats on sale at Davis Bros.' pee. 20.
Next Attraction Louise Balfe. lec. 26- 27.
Lecture on Pope Leo XIII.,
On the Occasion of HisGoldenJubilee.
By the Right Rev. LEO HAID, Abbot O. S. 8.,
Preceded by a Musicale given by Local Talent.
December 28th, 1887, at 8 O’clock, P. M.
J. B. Read. Chairman; J. J. McDonough, J.
O'Brien. A. McCormick. -T. E. Grady, W. L. Cor
bett, H. Blunn, W. A. McCarthy, John Lyons, P.
Reilly. W. F. Reid, A. Hanley, E. J. Kennedy.
Win. Kehoe. L. E. McCarthy, A. J. O'Hara, M.
O'Brien. M. Cooley, J. F. Brooks, Thos. Daniels.
Admission .50 Cents.
Reserved seats may lie secured at Davis Bros'.
Tickets can be obtained from the members of
the Reception Committee, at Fernandez' Cigar
Store, and Connor's Book Store.
The proceeds of the Lecture and Musicale will
be for the benefit of the Church of the Sacred
THE SAVANNAH, FLORIDA AND WEST
ERN RAILWAY COMPANY
Will 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 .11, and on
December 29th to January 2d. inclusive, good
to return until January stb. For full particu
lars apply to W)l. BREN, Ticket A,gent, 2t Hull
street; J. B.OUVEROci, Depot Ticket Agent, or
WM. P. HARDEE,
General Passenger Agent.
The housekeeper who would have light, deli
cious and wholesome Buckwheat (‘akes, Minfins,
Waffles, etc., for breakfast should use Hooker's
Self-raising Preparations. Our Baking Exhi
bition will be continued during the week under
the Metropolitan Hall.
ULMER'S MV EH CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation Is luvaluable for
the restoration of toue and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot bo
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. *IOO
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER. M. 1„
Pharmacist, .Javar.nah, Ha.
ZPEEPLKB—MATTHEWS. Married, by the
Rev. John T. Morrison, Mr. Edward H. Peeples,
Sr., of Lawtonville, 8. C., and Mrs. MaryE.
Matthews, of Savanuah, Oa.
FU NERAL IN VIT AT IONS,
ROBIDER.—The friends and acquaintance of
51 it. and Mrs. Henry Robider are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral of the latter from
their residence. New Houston street near Bull,
THIS AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock.
ADAMS.— The relatives and friends of slas.
Martha W. Adams, and of slr. and slrs. Georga
C. Freeman are invited to attend the funeral of
the former from her late residence, 161 Charlton
street, at 4 o’clock THIS AFTERNOON.
ZERUBBABEL LODGE NO. ISL F. & A. VL
The annual communication of this Lodge will
be held THIS (Thursday) EVENING at 8 o'clock.
Election for officers for the ensuing year will
take place. Members will come prepared to pay
their annual dues.
Members of sister Lodges and transient breth
ren are fraternally invited to meet with us.
By order of A. C. HARMON, W. 51.
Frank W. Dasher. Sec'y.
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS.
Cen tral Railroad and Banking Cos. or Ga.. (_
Savannah, Ga., Doe. 7, 1887. t
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 free over the Company’s road to
the meeting from the lth to the 22d inclusive,
and will he passed free returning from the 22.1
to the 24th inclusive, on presentation of their
stock certificates to the conductors.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM. Cashier.
Advertisements inserted under "Special
Notices" will be charged $1 00 a Square cacti
TURKEYS.' TURKEYS! TURKEYS! '
SIX HUNDRED HEAD
If you want something choice in the Turkey
line send to L. PUTZEL,
No. 1 51arket Basement.
TO ALL GOOD LIVERS.
Just received, 500 slackerel, 100 pounds Smelts,
200 pounds Halibut and Lobsters, 400 choice
Turkeys and Geese, 1,000 pounds Baltimore
Beef, Mutton and Veal at
H. LOGAN'S, City Market.
P. S.—Leave orders for roasting Pigs, Tur.
keys, Geese, etc., for Xmas.
Santa Claus was certainly rewarded yesterday
for the manner in whi.h bis patrons
ward and laid in a supply for him to take down
the chimuey. We certainly had a big day, and
every one was delighted with our handsome
display. Don't put off until to-morrow what
you can do to-day, so come right along and
pick out a present for father, mother, sister,
brother, or even your mother-in-law.
LINDSAY & MORGAN.
TO CITIZENS AND STRANGERS.
As I have some Blacking left, I will continue
to-dffy to present a box to every visitor to my
store, purchaser or not. Do not be bashful, but
call and get a box. Enough for all. Respect
fully; A. 8. COHEN (Shoe Store).
rropit ious weather for the exquisitely Dressed
Turkeys to arrive Christmas Eve. riump. fal
and elegant . Order list not yet entirely filled.
Order in time from
JOHN LYONS &CO,
The firm of J, RASVLS & CO., composed of J.
Rawls and James B. Baker, Sr., deceased, is
this day dissolved for purpose of making a
settlement with the administrator of the estate
of tho said Baker. .T. RAWLS,
Dec. 18,1887. Surviving Partner.
Tbf. Brush Electric Light and Power Cos.. I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 20th. 1887. t
A dividend of THREE DOLLARS per
share from the earnings of this Company
has lieen declared, payablec -and oiler January
1, 1888, to Stockholders of record THIS D 45'
SAMUEL P. HAMILTON, President.
S. S. < ■rcKKNHEniEß,Seeretary.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.
Acgvsta and Savannah Railroad, >
Savannah, Ga., Pec. 21, 1887. \
The annual election for seven Directors of the
Augusta and Savannah Railroad, will lie held at
the Ranking house of CUas. H. Olmstead & Cos.
on MONDAY, January 2, 1888, between tho
hours of 10 A. M. and 1 p. m.
MERCHANTS’ NATIONAL BANK OF
The annual election for seven Directors of
this Bank will be held at tho Banking House, on
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 1888, between the hours of
12 and 1 o'clock. THOS. GADSDEN.
Savanuah, Ga., Dec. 11, 1887;
SEND YOUR CHRISTMAS ORDERS
For fresh killed Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys,
Geese, Geese, Geese, Ducks, -Ducks, Ducks,
Chickens, Chickens, Chickens, Beef, Veal. Mut
ton, (iame and Vegetables as cheap as the
cheapest at ADAMS & FLESIING'S,
Corner Whitaker and Liberty streets.
Telephone No. 202. _____
KIRFFEK'S DRUG STORE.
I have now on band a very large supply and
excellent variety of Cleveland Peas and Beans,
considered the best in the market. Also, Paints,
Oils. Brushes, WTiite Lead, etc. A full line of
Toilet and Fancy Articles for the holidays.
Window Glass cut to order.
E. .1. KIEFFER.
Corner West Broad and Stewart streets.
Central Railroad and Banking Cos. of_Ga . _ I
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7,1557 I
A Dividend of Four Dollars per share from the
earuings of this Company and its dejiendencies
has been declared, payable on and after the 21st
hist.. to Stockholders of record this day.
The transfer books of the Company will be
closed from TO-DAY until Jan. 3d, IMH3, except
on Dec. 21si and 2Jd, when they will be open.
T. M. CUNNINGHAM, Caslner.
City of Savannah. I
Office Chief of Police, Dec. 18, ISSoJI
Tbs following order is hereby publishou tot
the information of all concerned:
General Order No. 40.
I. The ordinances of the city forbid the firibS
of guns, pistols and other firearms or\prh‘‘\e
and at any time within the corporate limits.
li. The firing of skyrockets, wtieelrocket ,
Homan candles, serpents, firecrackers, or or ap.
other article or thing containing guupowaet,
and tlie making of bonfires, except in ttia
extruded, portion of Forsyth. Harr, and in o‘
public square* of the city south of Inoei
street; and then only five days before and <f
days after Christmas day and. the Fourth ant
of July in each and every year, Isaisoprobmin
by the ordinances of I he city. .
111. The members of the Police Pepnrtmei
are hereby ordered to arrest all part es fcun
violating these ordinances, and to be uuusiim
vigilant in checking promptly all unprei*' l ' ,
regularities and disorders detrimental to g
order and the proper protection of me “
EJECTION FOR UIRBI'TOBh.
Central Railroad and Bankino ft or t it, .
Savannah, Ha.. Dec. Ist. '
An election for Thirteen Directors to ’''•''"'J",
the affair* of this Company tor the W
ye r will be. held at the Banking House, in
vannah, MONDAY, the SECOND day o' \
ARY, 1888, between the hours of I" 0 i’!, 0 .Mr
M., and 2 o'clock r. M. Stockholders *n- 4
families will be passed free over the ConH
road to attend the election from tueo i. ,
cemlier to 2nd January inclusive, and be P
free returning from the 2ud to oth of J® jj
inclusive, on presentation of their atoex
cates to the conductors. _ , „
T. M. CUNNINGHAM, <