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Yoanjr ni*n wantea.
R ; *us f lon wanted witli grocer.
Bit nation to do writing wanted.
Klee harvest bands wanted.
Situation as clerk wanted.
The Franklin News.
Hltuaion wanted by a bookkeeper.
Charles Ellis, cotton factor.
Notice concerning cotton handlers.
Pears—N. Lang S Bro.
Notice—Frank Lamar.
Headquarters —J. B. Reedy.
Farm grist mills.
Tin roofers wanted.
Floor of room- wanted.
Congress Hall Restaurant.
The Elizabeth Herald.
Tbe Hamilton Herald.
Heather Report.
incations for the South Atlantic States
to-day: Fair weather, winds mostly east
erly, stationary or higher temperature and
stationary pressure.
Hirer Report.
The height of the river at Augusta at 1:41
o’clock p. tn. yesterday was four feet ten
Inches. No report received Monday.
Signal ObaerTßiloß*.
Comparative statement of temperature at
Savannah, taken from tbe Blgnal Service
1890.1 1881.
6:44 a. v 81 4:44 A. m. 75
2:44 p. M 86 2:44 P.M. 81
10:44 p. M 78 '.0:44 P. M. 74
Maximum 84 Maximum 83
Minimum. 78 Minimum. 73
Mean temperature Mean temperature
of day 81.0* of day 76.7
Rainfall ....O.ifcii Rainfall 00.0
I I fc . Wuw>. 3JII
c I _i
Station*. ;5; I!! 1 I- Weather
"5 5 ? i • 5 a £
f B = A ? I
r- £? > x
Atlanta 30.42 74 S E 5 ■<'lear.
Augusta 30.23 77 E 1:.... Hazy.
Charleston .. 30 20 .. N E 5 Fair.
Charlotte 30.35 77 E 4 Clear.
Corsicana... 30.04 85 S E: 6| .... Fair.
Galveston 30.02 83 8 fc 24 .50 Cloudy.
Indianola.... 31.02 84 S E 14 Fair.
Jacksonville. 30.14 75 S E 6 .06 Clear.
Key West... SO 02 78 E 8 .23 Threat’cg
Port Eads... 30.17 77 E 4 ‘Clear.
Montgomery 30.08 E 6 ... Clear.
Puntaliasaa. 30.04 75 S E 10 .05 ; Clear.
Savannah... 30 18 74 —I Clear.
Pensacola... 40.12 32 E 4 .121:Clear.
Tbe Great Storm.
Tne Savannah We£Kl.y News (mammoth
eight page sheet) fer this week, will
contain full particulars of the great storm.
Newsdealers and others wishing extra
cooks should send in their orders to-dav
( Wednesday) by 12 m. The edition will be
ready by Thursday, 12 m.
natters and Tblcgi LacvblullT
Council wlil meet to-night.
There is a corner In tin and prices have
The pilot boa*. Pet Is reported ashore on
North Elisto.
Carpenters, tinners and painters cannot
complain of dull times.
The assessment at the Police Court
matinee yesterday was SG6.
Mr. N. T. Gottlieb, artist, of New York
city, has located in this city.
Capt. D. G. Purse returned to the city
yesterday from a visit to Atlanta.
Quite a number of our citizens have a
“plenty of tin,” and some to spare.
The British steamship Mararajah and a
schooner are reported ashore on Sapelo
Mr. T. F. Peters, of tbe Brown House,
Macon, is In the city, and registered at the
Marshall House.
The steamship City of Augusta reports
having made a good trip and experienced
no trouble wQatever.
The Board of Health have granted per
mission to the crews of the Spanish barks
Rosita and Marieta to come to the ci y.
The Governor has signed the bills charter
ing the Savannah Storage Company, and
the Skidaway Narrows Caual Company.
Ben Johnson, a colored trooper, was lined
$lO in the Police Court yesterday for the
fun of attempting to shoot Ca*sar Grant..
John Winn, the diver, was lined five dol
lars yesterday In the Police Court for diving
in a nude state from one of the wharves.
Jackson E. Johnson, colored, was yester
day fined in the Police Court $2 for stealing
some lumber belonging to Mr. Thomas Mul
Mr. J. R Strate. has been employed to
straighten up all trees that can be saved.
This is a good idea, and wiii save many
valuable trees.
Coupons on first mortgage bonds of the
Coast Lice Railroad due September Ist
will be paid on presentation at the office of
the President.
The steam-hip City of Savannah !? ashore
near the Red Light, owing to the lights and
beacons being gone. She will probably be
got off in a day or two.
The 6teamer Katie reports that the river
ia lower cow than it has been for the last
twenty years. She sustained no damage
whatever from the storm.
A gentleman passing along the north side
of the Bay yesterday morning bad a narrow
escape from being struck by a lot of tin
thrown from a roof by some repairers.
Particular attention of our citizns is di
rected to tbe publication of the Health OKI
cer in another column, and it is hope! every
good citizen will feel it his duty to comply
with the request.
Hon. D. C. Bacon and Hon. Geo. N.
Nichols have returned from Atlanta on a
leave of absence. Both these gentlemen
suffered heavily from the storm, the Utter’a
loss amounting to about $4,000.
Lieutenant John H. Little, of the revenue
steamer Boutwell, was tn the city Monday
ia charge of a boat’s crew for the purpose
of takieg provisions to that vessel, having
procured which he returned to the vessel.
It is well tha' the debris from the streets
is being removed rapidly. The leaves of
the prostrate trees are already decaying,
and it is partieu’ariy important at this junc
ture that the streets should be kept per
fectly clean.
The telegraph company and the city au
thorities are rapidly rebuilding the tele
graph, telephone ar.d tire alarm wires. The
telephone i very badly needed, as our peo
pie have become so accustomed to It that
its absence affects business seriously.
At a banquet to the Bar Association Fri
day night at the Grand Union, Saratoga, It
is stated General Lawton, of Savannah,
• spoke with much wit upon the toast. “Damp
days and old Madeira,” a reminiscence
from Mr. Potter’s sketch of Justice Mar
The steamship City of Augusta arrived
here yesterday morning, from New York,
with a large number of passengers, who
knew nothing of the frightful storm which
swept this coast on Baturday until they
came la sight of Tybee and saw the de
struction there. Bbe reports haying ex
perienced a yery pleasant trip.
„ .♦■
Tbe City Point Damaged.
The fine steamer City Point, which left
Jacksonville for Charleston on Sunday
night, put into this port yesterday morning,
and came up to the city, having lost her
starboard wheel. On Monday after
noon, about five o’clock, when off Sapelo,
the accident occurred. The sea was cot
rough, nor had she encountered any 6tvere
weather. It is presumed the accident oc
curred from some portion of the machinery
giving away. The wheel, being of iron,
immediately sank, and was not recovered.
She continued on her voyage, however, but
the wind freshening up considerably, and
tbe sea becoming very rough, the Captain
deemed it advisable to put into this port.
She made the passage to this city, it is
stated. Just as quick as she would have done
with two wheels. The steamer will leave
this morning for her destination.
The Unii Hiorui-Pull Parllculare.
Notwithstanding the very large extra
editions of the Morning News containing
accounts of the great cyclone, which have
been exhausted, the demand is not satisfied,
and hundreds of inquiries have been made
for tbe first day’s record. We would state
now for the benefit of all such that tbe
Weekly News, which will be issued to
morrow, wilt contain a full and accurate
revised account of the ravages of tbe storm
and other particulars of interest. Copies
may be obtained at the office in wrappers
for mailing.
Mr. Julius Hoffstadt, Madison, lud., bears
hearty testimony to the wonderful cure by
Bt. Jacobs Oil, of bis wife, who suffered ter
ribly with rheumatism. Permanent relief
followed 11s use.
In Bummer Clothing and ILata to be had at
fi Heldt’s.— Adw.
Sad Havoc at While BlulT-Wlld
Work of the Storm in the Rural
Districts—TbrUllnc Tale# from th#
Tbe following additional particulars in
regard to the ravages of the destructive
storm of the 27th will be read with melan
choly Interest. The loss of life and prop
erty has been fearful. The number of col
ored people drowned Is estimated at 300,
and will probably not fall ahort of that
number. The damage by the storm to
property folly equals a million and a half
The accounts we have received of the
effects of the hurricane at White Bluff
fail to give an idea of tbe actual devasta
tion occasioned. The following informa
tion we gleaned from one of the residents,
who was present during the entire storm,
and who came to the city on Monday last.
T. L. Kinsey’s,bathhouse washed entirely
away, h's fine orchard ruined, all pear and
apple trees down: the splendid hennery on
the place was ruined by heavy trees falling
over the various departments; all the fenc
ing down and trees broken, uprooted or
At M. Y. Henderson’6 the fences down,
bath house gone. At Mrs. Converse’s the
fences down, fruit trees prostrated, shade
trees and garden a wreck, but the bath
house remained and is the only one re
maining on the bluff.
At Mr. Horace Remshart’s the fine avenue
of oaks is almost obliterated, every one of
the trees is flat, the splendid garden in
front, upon which much pains and expense
had been devoted, was covered with salt
water, and is irremevably ruined. His bath
house and platform is a fearful wreck, only
the posts remaining.
At Mr. George Cornwell’s the tide swept
over the bluff and came into the
bouse, flooding the basement
waist deep, and the furni
ture floated about and was badly injured.
The upper part of the house was drenched
with water, the scuttle having blown off.
There were some seventy head of chickens
ia the coops in the yard which were drowned
by the rising tide, and their dead bodies
were floated in through the basement rooms,
the windows and doors of which were blown
out. His bath house was lifted up and
carried a distance of nearly seventy
five yards and landed almost intact be
tween Mr. W. S. Rockwell’s and D. Y. Dan
cy’s place*.
Mr. Dancy’s new house is almost com
plete’y ruined, and the household furniture
badly damaged. The tin root was carried
completely off, and the water, causing the
ceilings to give way, the rooms were liter
ally deluged with plaster and rain, and
everything placed in a terrible mess. All
the fences, shrubbery and trees were blown
Mr. Rockwell’s house was not seriously
injured, the only damage being occasioned
by the water beating in. His fences were all
broken down, and all tbe trees.
At the Oliver place, occupied by Mr. R.
F. Harmon, the stable was blown down,
killing a fine cow and injuring bis horse,
but not eeriousiy. The fencing was blown
down, and the bluff was washed oat fully
twenty feet.
The beautiful grove of large oak just be
tween Mr. Harmon’s and Mr. Rockwell’s Is
a pitiable sight. Only two of the trees
are standing, the others being torn
op by the roots, the splendid branches
wrenched off, and the grove a terrible
scene of rain and desolation.
Tbe While Bluff Orphanage, under the
charge of the Sisters of Mercy, suffered ter
ribly. The large upper piazza was blown
down and tbe pillars carried off. All the
fencing around tbe place was prostrated.
The windows were smashed In by falling
limbs, but the house was not materially in
jured. The large bath house, one of the
best on the i?land, entirely disappeared, and
only a few damaged pile* remain to mark th*
spot where once it stood. All the trees
about the premises are down, aid the blnff
is terribly washed.
At Mr. Wm. Neyle Habersham’s place the
fine grape arbor and orchard are blown down,
the splendid trees upon which so much care
had been bestowed are down. The new
and hand*ome yacht, recently ordered out
by Mr. R. B. Habersham, and which was
lying near the bath house, had her bottom
stove in and was otherwise badly damaged.
There is no sign of the bath house, which
was in position ou Saturday, having disap
peared during tbe night.
The adjoining place to the Habersham*,
and belonging to that estate, but which was
formerly owned by John F. Tucker, is also
in the came condition. The houses remain
standing, but are more or less injured, and
the windows are smashed, all the fine cedars
blown down, the bluff washed out and the
bath house destroyed.
Mr. Ingraham Kensey, who lives about a
quarter of a mile in the rear of the bluff,
euffere 1 greatly. HiJ large aGd splendid
orchard was badly damaged, the fruit blown
from the trees and many of the trees en
tirely blown down. Tbe stable was blown
down, killing a very valuable horse and se
riously injuring another. Tbe outhouses,
trees and fencing ou the place were also
blown down.
A number of small houses, mostly occu
pied by colored people, were blown down,
and in fact the devastation is general.
Amidst all the wreck and ruin at the
place, we are gratified to state that no
human lives were lost.
On Sacday and Monday the bluff was
fi led with marsh hens, and hundreds were
slaughtered by the residents with sticks and
air rifles.
Several who had been boarding at the
bluff came to the city on Monday evening,
as soon as conveyances could be
obtained, and we understand many of tbe
house owners are making arrangements to
return to the city. The beauty and attrac
tiveness of the bluff aie marred.
Mr. W. W. Chisholm, who own? the house
formerly the property of Mr. M. R. Cohen,
was also a heavy sufferer, th ugh the main
bouse was not very badly injured. The
ba’h bouse, fencing, trees, outbuilding* and
shrubbery are gone.
The residences on the bluff were only
saved from destruction by the occupants
barring the doors and windows.
We learn from a gentleman who arrived
here yesterday morning that the destruc
tion by the storm at KiUkarney, Bryan Neck,
wa? simply fearful. The residence of Mr.
J. W. Butler was terribly damaged, and the
out houses were blown away.
The residence of Dr. Johnson was com
pletely turned over, and the family had a
very narrow escape from being killed, but
fortunately escaped with slight Injuries.
Mr. Kaymon’s house was destroyed, and
he lost everything he possessed, save what
he and his family had on.
Mr. Samuel Butler was equally unfortu
nate. In fact the devastation is complete
and tbe residents are in a fearful plight,
euff*rlng for several days for water and
Mr. Brown and Mr. Strickland, who were
proceeding to Klllkarny in a boat on Bat
urday afternoon, encountered the gale and
were capsized. They managed to seize on
the bottom of the boat, to which they clung
with the tenacity born of despair. They
remained In this painful and perilous posi
tion the whole of that terrible Saturday
night, and wbeu rescued on Bunday morn
ing were thoroughly exhausted and almost
We hear that the rice plantations on the
Altimaba have not been seriously iujured,
and the losses will be trifling.
Tbe river bank of the Queensbury plan
tation, owned by Dr. Paul Pritchard, was
broken in five places, and one hundred
acres of rice, cut and stacked in tbe field,
was swept entirely awav. Tbe remainder
of tbe plantation, comprising about two
hundred acres, la flooded with salt water.
Seven negro cabins were blown down,
and the cccupacts more or less Injured.
One valuable large bull was drowned, but
tbe stock were quickly turced loose and Im
mediately fled to the highlands and escaped
death, ell the fencing around the placets
down, and It is estimated the lose will not
fall short off 10,000.
On tbe Mackay’s Point plintation, owned
by Dr. J. J. Waring, the salt water has lit
erally burned out the young rice, and the
grass, weeds and blackberry bushes. The
rice crop, however, Is all good, and Is com
paratively uninjured, aud will be harvested
in a few days.
The tug Winpenny, Capt. Fleetwood,
went to Tybee yesterday with a number of
those interested In the Island (some of
whom had been there during the storm and
who had left suddenly on Sunday), for tbe
purpose of looking after their effects, and
having them ready for the steamer which
Is lo go down to-day or to-morrow. The
Winpenny got back at eight o’clock last
night, and reports everything all right, and
that th>“ household goods are being con
veyed to the river front ao as to be ready to
is told of a young married lady who was
swept aw.y into Beacon pond, aud who
saved herself and her little slater by pad
dlieg on a log until she got to the bills on
tbe opposite side, aud when she was fouud
In the morning by a relief party, headed by
Captain Torrent, she was up In a tree on the
hUI where stands the grave of Alex. McKen
zie, at the point where the road starts to
cross Beacon pond.
During tbe storm the house occupied by
Mr. D. R. Kennedy, on the front beach,
just where the railroad makes the turn to
wards the hotel, was blowu down. The oc
cupants, among whom were those who had
been in the house occupied by Mr. E. A.
Abbottr and also Mrs. Solomon and her son,
both of whom were injured, making nine
teen all told, sought the attic for safety
whilst the gale lasted. To the exertions of
Messrs- Kennedy anti Abbott the party at
tribute their salvation.
Mr. E. F. Neufville, who was at his resi
dence on the island during the storm, is
still atTybee. His hou?e was not injured.
Mr. Ybanes, Mr. McVeigh and Mr. He
mans, the hotel keepers, are still at their
poets, doing all they c an to assist those who
are still on tbe Island.
Among the poorer people there Is a great
need of provisions and clothes, as they lost
everything in the storm.
A dispatch to General G. M. Sorrel, agent
of tbe Ocean Steamship Company, reports
that the steamship City of Macon was at
Sandy Hook at 3 p. m. yesterday. The
steamer passed out of Tybee just before the
cyclone of Saturday, and fears were enter
tained for her safety, but from thii it ap
pears that she must have run out of tbe
course of tbe storm, as she made her usual
The Discover, which was anchored at
the foot of East Broad street on Saturday
night, passed through the storm safely, but
received rough usage after her anchors were
carried away.
Yesterday morning steam was raised, coal
taken on board, and, under instructions
from the Collector of Customs, she took on
board the Deputy Collector, Mr. Porter,
Special Agent of the Treasury, Maj. Weeks,
also provisions and water for the sufferers
at Fort Pulaski and Long Island lights, and
left the city to Inspect the lighthouses and
see what assistance they required.
Arriving at the fort, the people were
found in a destitute condition, having lost
their houses and their contents. During the
flood the water rose several feet, and threat
ened entire destruction to the structure.
After extending the necessary relief, the
Discover proceeded to the rear of Fort
Pulaski and communicated with tbe revenue
cutter Boutwell, which Is still high and dry
on the marsh.
Mr. James F. Vinciguerra went to Back
river yesterday to look alter bis fishing flats,
nets, etc., and while there discovered the
body of a colored man known as Tom Max
well in the marsh. He is supposed to have
been drowned in the storm of Saturday
night. Maxwell wanted to work for Mr._
V., and was told to go over to the flats,”
then over on Back river, and nothing more
was heard from him until yesterday, when
his body was found.
C*pL Guptill, of the tchooner May Morn,
which was lying at the wharf of the Savan
nah, Florida and Western Railroad on Sat
urday night, and which was collided with
and terribly damaged, makes the following
report: “About 8:30 on Saturday night,
the mate and one man were on the shore
getting out the end of tbe port chain when
the schooner Ada Fuller struck us on the
starboard bow. Tbe Fuller then swung
round, taking the May’s jibboom off, and
then was blown into the marsh,
where she remained. The schooner
Nancy Smith then struck the May in tbe
stern, carring away her davits and boat and
catting her starboard quarter near the
house, parting our head fasts and pulling
out piles from the stern :*ast, which drove
the May ahead, her bowsprit strik
ing the schooner Ada Fuller on
her port bow and piercing through
her bow under the forward deck,
and remained in that position, all of the
May’s headgear being carried away. A
square-rigged vessel next ran into the May,
striking her amidships anl then backed off,
and was carried up the river. The schooner
John B. Adams next struck the May, her
jibboom striking the May's main mast,
carrying it away in the saddle, tbe
foremast and foretopmast, which
earne down on the deck by
the run. The Captain let go her port
anchor and the vessel swung around. The
schooner Island City struck tbe May in the
stern, doing more damage and leaving our
vessel a total wreck and full of water. Bea
man James Ramon* had h:s aide hurt quite
badly, and Ned RouUton bad hla thigh hurt
by a falling spar.”
At the Savannah Brick Company’s property
the large barn was blown down, and 600,000
green bricks destroyed, besides brick sheds,
etc. The loss is estimated at about $2,300.
The revenue launch Discover, on its re
turn from the scenes of distress down the
river, stopped alongside of the cteamer City
of Savannah and received on board the
purser and four passengers. Also com
municated with the revenue cutter Bout
well, and brought to this city Lieut. John
H. Little, of that, vessel, for the purpose of
procuring a supply of provisions, and will
return to the Boutwell to day.
A gentleman who came here or a sloop
yesterday Jfrom Beaufort repor having
seen the bodies of three negroet 11 jatlng
down the river near Fort Jaekrou.
The body of Mr. Richard R Fitzgerald,
of the steamer Piant, was carried to Jack
sonville for interment on the early train
yesterday morning.
The Presbyterian Church at Waltbour
ville was blown down.
The German bark Julie, leading timber at
the Big House on New river, opposite Sa
vannah, was blown by the storm Into the
marsh, where she was left hard and fast,
when the storm water receded about one
third of a mile from the river.
Carpenters are as scarce as tin men. Rev.
Henry W. Cleveland and family had to
spend Saturday night in a shed, and the
house still leans too much to shut a door.
The roof of the store and dwelling
occupied by Capt. James A. Barron,
on Montgomery, near AnJereod street,
was entirely blown off during the
gale, and the store flooded with water,dam
aging the stock to such an extent as to al
most ruin It. This is a very heavy loss to
Capt. Barron, and he is illy able to sustain
it. His fencing, beautiful trees, etc., were
all destroyed. Capt. Jim has done many
valuable services for the city, and any as
slrtance that is rendered him will be well
The steamship Juniata, which arrived off
Tybee on Monday night, encountered In
latitude 78 16. longitude 32.26, the schooner
Hannah M. Lollie, which wes bound for
Jacksonville, Fla., from New York,
with a cargo of lumber, disabled and in a
sinking condition. At 3 a. in. on Saturday
the Captain, Gardner H. Loll, 6, and Caleb
Bell, the colored cook, were washed over
board and drowned during a furious gale.
.The remainder of tbe crew were compelled
to remain by the ill fated vessel, clinging
with the desperation of despair to her
wrecked frame until sighted by tbe Juniata,
which hove to and took them off.
The rescued men are John McDonald,
R'cbard Palmer, and Peter Johnson,seamen,
aud Robert H. Lingo, second mate, and
Chas. H. Conway, first mate.
Capt. Loliisand his cook were natives of
Lebanon, Delaware. The former was well
known at this port, and had many friends
wbo will regret to bear of his ill fate. The
schooner left here only three weeks since
for Jacksonville, Fla., to take in a cargo of
lumber for New York.
When the crew were taken off by the Ju
niata the schooner was on her beam ends
and the deck load had shifted aDd she w.is
full of water. Nearly all the men were
more or less injured by the shifting cargo,
but Done were seriously hurt except one
who had his leg broken, and who was sent
to St. Joseph’s Infirmary yesterday after
noon. The officer* and crew desire to re
turn their thanks to Captain Howe, of the
Juniata, for kind treatment and attention.
Some arrangement wiii be made to day to
send the others home.
The steam-hip Santiago de Cuba, Captain
Foote, which arrived here yesterday, had on
board Jamts G. Harris, of Philadelphia,
mate of the schooner Mary G. Fisher, of
Philadelphia, bound from that port to Wll
mlngtou, N. C., with a cargo of coal. Tbe
Captain informs us that about
four o’clock on Monday morniog,
while the* first mate was on watch,
the lookout discovered a man some distance
off hangiDg to a spar, and carried along at
the mercy of the heavy waves. Tbe steamer
was immediately stopped and a boat’s crew
sent to ills rescue. Tnls was off Hull river.
The man was entirely nude, aud was in a
semi Imbecile 6tate, bordering on delirium.
He was safely taken on board and the
steamer was under way In nineteen minutes
after he was discovered and the boat was
When the rescuing party reached him
one of tbe crew started to take hold of him
to pull him Into the boat. He cried out
piteously that his entire body was sore from
exposure to tbe sun and the salt water wash
ing over his blistered skin, and tbe men
relieved him from his perilous situation
with as much care as possible under the
circumstances. After getting him on board,
Capt. Foote had his entire body rubbed
with oil, and had him given a quantity of
gruel, which seemed to revive him some
what, after which he was given a small
piece of watermelon and small plectsof Ice,
with beneficial results, as he continued to
Improve steadily until his arrival here,
though hts mind has apparently not recover
ed its strength.
The schooner Mary G. Fisher foundered
on Wednesday morning, August 24, at 4
o’clock in deep water, off Frying Pan Shoals,
and the crew got on a raft and were all
washed off and drowned, with the excep
tion of the mate, Harris, who left the raft
and succeeded in getting on a piece of the
cabin of the schooner, on which he floated
for five days, until picked up by tbe San
tiago dc Cuba, as above stated. The poor
fellow undoubtedly owes bis life hr Capt.
Foote, as he would most likely have died
after his rescue had he not been fed very
carefully and so well taken care of.
The Captain says that if Harris was not
blessed with an iron constitution he could
not have lived for five days in the water
without food or drink.
The names of the remainder of the crew
who were lost, are Capt. Cook, commander,
Enoch Camps, seaman, and three colored
seamen whose names are not remembered.
Mr. Harris i6 a native of Philadelphia,
and has a mother residing In that city. He
was yesterday afternoon conveyed i the
St. Joseph’s Infirmary, where he will be
properly cared for, aud Capt. Foote tele
graphed his relatives in Philadelphia of his
Last night, about half past ten o’clock,
the revenue launch Discover, Capt. H. C.
Barrows, arrived here from her relief trip to
Fort Pulaski and Tybee, having on board
the Captain and a portion of th* crew of an
unfortunate vessel which had fallen a vic
tim to tbe remotteless gale. On tbe way
down tha river, the Discover met the pilot
boat Belle No. 5, tder conyna ujLgt Capt.
J. 8. Biles, from wbicn the distressed sea
men were taken.
Capt. Bliss reported that while cruising
fifteen miles east-southeast of Ty
bee, at 11 o’clock a. m., he dis
covered these men on a raft and imme
diately preceeded to their assistance, and
succeeded tn getting them off. Having to
return to Tybee, he transferred them to the
Discover, and they were brought to the
city as stated. Two of the men remained
on the Discover and were provided for,
and the others were conveyed to the Mar
shall House, where they were made com
The men belonged to the American bark
Brunswick, of Boston, bound from Pasca
goula, Mtes., to Philadelphia, with a cargo
of lumber, and were under the command of
Captain Daniel Hlrglns. A representative
of the Morning News called on Captain
Higgins at the Marshall House last night
and found him greatly exhausted and rather
disinclined to prolonged conversation,
very natural, when it is considered that he
had been floating about in the water for over
three days without meat or drink. He, how
ever, furnished the following brief particu
lars of his disaster: The Brunswick left
Pascagoula on the 10th of August for Phila
delphia. On Tuesday last, when In the lati
tude of Savannah, and about one hundred
miles from Tybee, she encountered a heavy
gale, which developed into a regular fierce
hurricane ou Friday, and the vessel suffered
greatly. On Saturday morning the bark
was laboring under bare poles, and com
menced to make water rapidly. The
crew were at once put to work throwing
over cargo and working at the pumps, but
despite their efforts, the water continued to
gain; at 1 p. m. Saturday the lee yards were
under water, and for preservation the masts
were cut away. The small boats meanwhile
had been swept away. The cutting away of
the mas's righted her somewhat, but she
continued to fill with water. The men were
at the pumps, and between five and six
o’clock there was a slight lull in the tempest,
but it seemed to be only to gather force,
as a short time afterwards the gale re
doubled In fury, and the bark, which had
been laboring hard, commenced to break
up. The Captain and his crew stood by
her faithfully’ and did everything possible
to save her. At 2 o’clock on Saturday
night tbe vessel sank beneath the-raging
billows,leaving the Captain and crew cling
ing to the afterhouse, which was floated.
The men were without water or provisions
of any kind, and on this frame were
buffeted about for three days. When
taken off by the pilot boat they were
pretty well exhausted, and very weak.
Previous to the abandonment of tbe bark,
four of the men were washed overboard
and drowned.
lost all their clothes and other effects, and
they are in a very destitute condition. The
crew now in the city are as follows:
Captain Daniel Higgins, of Quincy, Mass.
James Fisher, mate, of Philadelphia.
J. Jollett, second mate.
William Mosher, seaman.
B. C. James, colored steward.
Charles Dillingham, seaman.
The following is a list of those who were
drowned, all seamen:
John Carroll. (
Pat. McDermot.
Theo. Shaddock.
Antonio, of Manilla.
The bark Brunswick is owned by Walton
Hall, of 91 Commercial Place, Boston, to
whom a telegraphic dispatch was sent last
The Norwegian bark Condor, Capt. Neil
sen, arrived at Cockspur yesterday from
London, having left there ou the 9th July.
She reports having had fine weather till she
arrived near Charleston, when the hurricane
commenced blowing. During th gale had
malnmaet broken off close to the deck, ana
a portion of her rigging was carried away.
She reports having passed near Charleston
a barkentlne that had lost her fore rigging,
steering for Bull river.
The bark Helen Sams, Captain Basford,
with a general cargo from Baltimore for
Charleston, 8. C., reports that she arrived
at Charleston bar on Thursday last and took
a pilot from that city on board, and was
waiting for tbe tide to go in, when the gale
came up on Saturday. The vessel slipped
botk anchor?) *nd was driven in this direction,
arriving at Tybee on Sunday, when the
Captain ran her ashore on St. Michael’s.
She lost light spars and sails, but sustained
no material damage. She Is waiting here
for a tug to take her to Charleston.
The steamship Santiago de Cuba, Capt.
Foote, arrived here yesterday from Boston
in fine condition, having sustained no dam
age whatever during her trip. She reports
having experienced heavv easterly gales all
the way with threatening weather, and
having passed, ou Monday, the steamship
George Appold, bound to Baltimore.
A friend who has just returned from
Brunswick gives us the following informs
tlon: The storm in Brunswick was not as
bad as was anticipated. The wires being
down, we were placed in such a position
that it was impossible to hear anything,
hence considerable uneasiness was caused
among our lumber merchants, as tbe lowest
estimate that could be placed upon the
lumber lying exposed right on the banks
of the river footed up at least forty to fifty
thousand dollars, and many are of tbe
opiuion that the total was almost double
these figures, flut the loss will be com
paratively nothing, as tbe storm seemed
to pass around Brunswick, only
giving that city a slight touch of It.
Tbe only damage I could see was tbe
sinking of th* dredge boat employ
ed in that harbor, which now lies
with only her smokestack showing at
low water. All along the line of the Ma
con and Brunswick Railroad from Jesup
shows very conclusively that the storm had
either taken asother direction from Jesup
or had spent itself before reaching Bruns
Tbe reports from Darien say some fine
buildings were unroofed, and the Presbyte
rian church blown down.
The reports from Doboy are very con
conflicting—some say damages, others say
none. All along’ffce line of the Savannah,
Florida and Western and Macon and Bruns
wick Railroads l bear nothing but expres
sion* of sympathy, and especially do the
citizens of Brunswick express their heartfelt
sympathy for Savannah and her people In
the loss they have sustained.
A correspondent at DoreheWer under date
of the 30th writes: “On Saturday night, be
tween 9 and 1 o’clock, the severest hurri
cane ever experienced passed over, through
and around this county, devastating proper
ty, and, so far as beard from, killing six
persons—four children, one man and wo
man-all colored, and perhapa others. Cat
tle, sheep and stock of all kinds were killed
and Injured, house*, fences and trees of
every description leveled and crops com
pletely lost. Cotton and rice are stripped
clean. What little corn was left from the
drought is all on the grouod. If the rain
holds up it can be gathered time enough to
save. Men who were on Saturday morning
buoyed with flattering hopes and expecta
tions, are to-day sorrowfuiand despondent.
The turpentine farms are leveled to the
ground. If the damage over Georgia was
as great as In our locality, twenty million
of dollars will not repay the losses. Using
a vulgar phrase, It was *h—l, death and de
structlon.’ Nearly all the churches In the
county are down, the highways blocked com
pletely and the people demoralized gener
A correspondent at Fleming, under date
of the HOtb, writes: "I hear of no other
casualties along the coast near here other
than houses, fenclugand trees blown down,
and many stock killed. Three or four per
sons are reported drowned near Darien In
trying to cross over from Butler’s Island.
Our naval store men are trying to determine
upon some plan to utilize their fallen tim
ber, which will probably result In the erec
tion of a saw mill here. The smaller tim
ber esn be cut Into cordwood, larger sizes
sawed into staves, etc., while the large
trees can be made Into valuable lumber.
The general damage done the country can
not now be estimated with any accuracy,
but it Is Very heavy.”
Through the medium of a private letter,
we learn that the storm in Its passage played
sad havoc at the town of Beaufort, 8. C.,
aud tbe adjacent Islands. The wind com
menced a stiff blow on Friday night, and
continued until it culminated In a terrific
cyclone on Saturday evening. Fences,
trees and many bnlldlngs were prostrated.
All of the wharf property was wrecked, and
for a time the steamers Pilot Boy and
Howard Drake were in imminent peril, but
their commanders kept on a full head of
steam and weathered tbe storm. The water
rose above what Is known as the Sea Wall,
and spread through the streets and Into the
cellars of many buildings. Conspicuous
among these was the grocery establishment
of Mr. George Waterhouse, who had a large
quantity of fall eupplles stowed In the cellar
of his store, and bis loss was
a very heavy one from damage.
Many other Bay store suffered In
like manner, aud tbe lumber and wood yard
of Capt. N. Christensen was swept by the
tide, and the contents spread through the
adjoining streets. The sloop Bertha, Capt.
Brotherton, was run up high and dry Into
a position from which no ordinary high tide
will float her off Mr. W. J. Verdler’s beau
tiful yacht Nellie, the winner of one of the
prizes in the late regatta, was torn from her
anchorage, carried t) some distance, and
turned bottom up. She is much damaged.
Capt. T. W. Willett’s boat house Waablown
away, as were all similar buildings in tbe
town. Reports are bat meagre from the is
lands, where great damage was undoubtedly
felt, but the turn of Mr, C, 8. Johnson,
which is famous as sm of the most highly
cultivated pieces of property in the neigh
borhood, and on account of its valuable
orchard and vineyard, was entirely covered
With the salt water, and It la wared hla
splendid stand is a total loss. The letter
concludes by saying the waiting for the
night to pass was a fearful ordeal, and un
precedented in the history of the town.
The following telegram received yester
day by the Mayor, and answer returned, re
quire* no explanation. We caun only say
that the kindly feeling expressed by the
good citizens of Thomasville is cordially
Thomasville, Ua., August 29,1881.
Hon. J. F. Wheaton, Mayor, Savannah, Ga. :
Permit me, in behalf of tbe citizens of
Thomasville, to tender sympathy and con
dolence to your city in consequence of tbe
fearful damages from the late storm. Our
people have learned to love and regard Sa
vannah as their own city, and any injury to
her is felt as keenly as if visited upon us.
[Signed] A. F. Prkvatt,
Savannah, Ga., AQgust 30th, 1881.
Hon. A. F. Frmatt, Mayor, Thomasville, Ga.:
Telegram received and highly appre
ciated. In behalf of the citizens of Savan
nah I return their thanks for the sympathy
so cordially expressed.
[Signed] Jno. F. Wheaton, Mayor.
The following was received at the Morn
ing News office later:
Albany, Ga , August 30,1881.
Editor Morning News: Albany sends many
regrets at Bavannah’s late misfortune, and
hopes she will soon be restored to prosperi
ty again. Many Citizens.
Overtaken and Terribly Cut With a
On Monday evening as Edward Greggory
and Isarene Jones, colored, were passing
the corner of Liberty and Jefferson street,
Greggory remarked to his companion that he
Intended to stop in a certain store on their
route and get some cigars. Standing on
the corner at the time was another negro by
the name of Lewis Gordon, who has the
reputation of being a desperado of the vilest
type. Gordon heard the remark as the men
passed, and, moving towards them, 6aid,
with a fearful oath, “You had better get a
cigar, as I will cut your d—njlfver out,” or
words to that effect. Greggory and Jones,
knowing the character of Gordon, and fear
ing they would be assaulted, started Into a
run. Gordon pursued Greggory, who
ran some distance and darted
into the yard of a gentleman on Tattnall
street, where he thought he would be pro
tected. jGordon followed, and seizing him as
he entered the yard, threw him down and
deliberately began to hack him with a large
knife. He gave him one cut in the eye,
three on the leg and one on the head.
Samuel Jefferson and Edward Martin, two
colored men who had witnessed this race,
followed the parties and succeeded in cap
turing Gordon, wbo was held securely until
a policeman who was ent for arrived, when
he wa* delivered Into the custody of the of
cer and taken to the barracks. Yesterday
morning Gordon was turned over to Magis
trate Waring Russell, Jr., upon a warrant
charging him with assault with Intent to
murder, and was committed to jail to await
the result of the Injuries to Greggory, which
are considered quite serious.
It appears that after Gordon was captured
he cut himself in the leg very severely and
claimed that he had been attacked by
Greggory first. This assertion will, how
ever, be disproved by other witnesses.
Cutting Affray Between Women.
Yesterday evening about quarter past G
o’clock a disturbance occurred In a bouse
on the corner of Houston and South Broad
street lane, which had cerlous results. It
appears that two of the Inmates of tht
mansion, Gussle Martin and Mami*
La Farge, o 1 tbe frail sisterhood, had a mis
understanding, and MisvGusale proposed to
settle the matter by carving up her whilom
friend. She accordingly sailed in and sue
ceeded in cutting Mamie on the
hand with a knife, when the rumpus
attracted the attention of Policeman
Kennon, who ebassezed In and captured
the fair Gussle and waltzed her off to the
barracks, where a charge of disorderly con
duct, assaulting and cutting witness, Ma
mie La Farge, was entered against her.
(tussle did not relish the idea of slumbering
lathe basille, and gave bond for her ap
peaiance at the Police Court matinee to
Retualng to A salat an Officer.
On the 14th Inst., Policeman Jone3, in
making an arret*, was violently assaulted
by some negroes, *hen he called upon Wm.
Small, alias “One-Eyei” Mongin, to render
him assistance. The colored trooper with a
double name declined to do so, and at once
levanted, leaving the officer t be roughly
handled. Since then nothing has been seen
of William until last evening s#iout six
o’clock, when Policeman Jones spisd him
and immediately captured him. It istob*
hoped that he will be taught a lesson In the
Police Court to day which will have the
effect of inducing him never to desert an
officer in need in future.
Painful Accident to Rev. H. Webb.
Yesterday morning Rev. Richard Webb,
whilst engaged in repairing some damage to
the piazza leading from the main building
to the buildings on the lane, met with a
painful accident. He was leaning over the
piazza, when he slipped and felitothe yard,
striking upon his head. He was badly
stunned, but fortunately no bones were
broken and he sustained no serious injury.
He was conscious and doing very well last
night, bat it will probably be two weeks
before he will be enabled to leave his bed.
Found on the Street Beaten.
Last night Policeman Dufour encountered
on the corner of Bay and Habersham streets
a man named Joe Camming, who presented a
sorry spectacle. Joseph, who is an English
sailor, stated that he had been very bad!}
beaten by one Thomas Wright, connected
with a sailor boarding house. Laier Thomas
was arrested in the street and carried to the
Farm Griit Hill#.
We call attention to the advertisement
elsewhere of the Farm Grist Mills and Corn
Shellers. Every machiue is warranted, and
prices are so reasonable that every farmer
can provide hlmelf with such a useful ar
ticle. Read the advertisement.
No showy advertisement is needed to pre
sent the claims of Coussens’ Honey of Tar,
which has, by merit alone, won its way to
the confidence of the people, and received
their endorsement as the best remedy ever
known for Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Bron
cbitls and all diseases of the Throat and
Lungs.— Adv.
A Fortunate Tailor.
Mr. P. 8. Kearney, a tailor in the house of
Warner A Searles, of Vicksburg, Miss , has
been the fortunate winner of half the capi
tal prize in tbe Louisiana State Lottery,
$15,000. The lucky number was 78,112
Mr. Kearney came from Memphis about six
months ago. He is an excellent workman,
and is charitable and good natured in the
extreme. His employers speak of him in
unbounded terms of praUe and compliment,
and are as much rejoiced at his streak of
good fortune as the lucky man himself.—
Vicksburg (Mis*.) Herald, July 13. — Adv.
A chefd'auvre In the art of perfumery 1*
the composition of anew and distinctive
Bouquet, as In tbe case of J. AE. Atkin
son’s Stephsnotis.— Adv.
After a storm always a calm. But
not so at the Marshall, for It Is still
booming, as tbe register shows a
large list of arrivals an Monday and
• It is very important for you to know that
“/amouv” is famous for being the leading
Clothing House in Savannah; 11 famou a” for
selling the Best of Clothing at the Lowest
Prices. The fact Is stated in a few words:
Buying from the Famous New York Cloth
ing House you will save fully 25 per cent,
on Clothing, Hats, Shirts and other Gents’
Furnishing Goods. 140 Congress street,
Savannah, Ga.— Adv.
E. Helds,
la closing out Summer Clothing and Hats
cheaper than he has ever done before.— Adv.
Prof. W. H. Robinson and Prof. H. W.
Cards’ celebrated orchestra are engaged for
the season at Chalybeate Springs.
Furulture and Carpets.
Great reduction in prices at Allen <fe
Lindsay’s.— Adv.
Chalybeate Springs- Is the most popular
resort In the South. Everything first-class.
Uram aa Dictator.
General Grant has asserted publicly that
should opportunity offer, through the death
of the President, he will Immediately de
clare himself Dictator of this country.—
J eroka Dupatch. We think Grant must be a
victim af toalariA, and would recommend
'him to taka £eiffer{B Peruvian Cure, which
the proprietor warrants to cure chill and
fever, and'sll other forms of malaria. It is
only 86 cents a bottle, and can be found at
all country stores and first class druggists.
Won’t someone make tbe General a prevent
of % bottle.— Wynooka News.—Adv.
A Bad NlKht-The Storm Hffilnt-
A Fearful Saturday—Flood, Halu
and Fire—Tending (or Bear Life
and Dear Ones- Watching tUe Ti
dal Wave-Land Again-Morning
Amouc tbe Wredu.”
'no >■ ’•* ."rf*
Bear Set w: I left the city on Thursday
evening at eight o’clock on the steamer
Plant. The weather at the time was quite
moderate, and there were no Indica
tions of the prophecy of Vennor being
fulfilled. Our course lay down the South
channel, and as we approached the
obstructions the night had closed In thick,
and we had to stop and back as we ap
proached this point so as to find the pas
sage between the cribs.
We soon found the opening, and the
steamer stood down the river, the only visi
ble objects being a low, dark line marking
the banks, and Tybee light in the distance.
As we continued down the wind increased,
and from Lazaretto creek to the wharf
Quite a heavy sea was running. Captain
Fitzgerald got his boat to the wharf prompt
ly, the lines forward and aft being han
dled respectively by the mate, Mr. Paine,
and Capt. John Fitzgerald, of the City of
Bridgeton, who was on board, and
all tbe passengers were quickly ashore. The
wind even that night swept across the wharf
with such force that it was difficult for a
pedestrian to make headway. During the
night this incipient gale moderated, and
some thought that the predicted storm had
passed over. The Plant left the wharf at 7
o’clock, though we little thought it was to
be tbe closing trip of the season. Fortu
nately for me, and I sav so because other
wise my family might probably have
been lost In that terrible Satur
day night, I remained on the
island. A stiff gale blew all Friday, in
creasing towards dark as the tide came in,
and all night it continued without cessa
Saturday morning the rain set in thick,
the gale increasing every minute. During
the day we saw the Plant coming down,
but, when she got near Cockspur Light
house, we were not surprised to see her
turn back, as the sea would not permit of
her coming further, and she returned to the
city. Tbe wave* had washed away the
shore end of the wharf, driving the pal
metto logs and ranging timbers upon the
beach by this time. So far we had only
had an ordinary gale. In what was thought
to be a well-built house, and at a point sup
posed to be eight feet above the highest
tides, to us the fierce antics of the ocean
were only pleasant scenes to be enjoyed
like any other unusual sight. We little
knew that a few hours would bring this
angry flood to our doors and drive us from
our comfortable horn s.
Soon the window shutters had to be
closed and the sashes fastened down, as the
rain was driving through everything. To
wards dark the sashes gave way in some of
the rooms and all bad to take shelter in the
southwest room and the entry. The slats
had to be taken from the bedsteads, and
boxes which had contained provisions
broken up to get nails with which to nail
them across the windows on the inside to
keep the entire sashes and blinds from be
ing forced inward.
About seven o’clock (I don’t know the
exact time, as we never tnought of looking
at our watches,) one of the windows on the
cast side, up stairs, blew in and had to be
forced back and braced with bed slats.
While we were doing this (and it took two
men and a big boy to do it) the darknes*
outside was lit up with the lurid glare of
fire, but the raging storm and wild confu
sion rendered it impossible for us even to
go out of the house on the east side, much
less to go to the fire from the point of the
island where we were. We could but
offer up a silent prayer for those who had
fire added to the other terrors of the night.
We thought It was the hotel, and only the
next day learned of the terrible event that
has already been told in the papers, the
fall of Mr. Solomon’s house, and its subse
quent destruction by fire, with so shocking
a loss of life.
While we were thinking of this awful
scene, dreadful at all times, but doubly
so then, we heard the
crash of glass, and rushed down stairs to
find another large window sash blown out,
and the shutters bending in ae though they
would break. The battens which we had
nailed against the frame an hour before
had given way, our supply of nails and
boards was exhausted, and we had to let
the rain and wind pour in. We concluded to
look outside, and going to the back door,
we were startled to find the water up to the
steps, and a large boat which had been
driven on the beach during the morning,
tossing against them. We knew then that
the sandhill had given way to the west of
us, and that the ocean was making a breach
through to Chimney creek. Going out on
the western side of the piazza, we worked
our way alone by the help of the banisters,
the wind cutting like a knife, and the salt
spray blinding us, to the front of the
house. Leaning over, and straining
our eyes to the utmost, we saw the water
rushing under the house with the force of a
Nigara. The night was appalling: there
we w#re on a sand hill with the ocean in
front haring a clear sweep to the south end
of the isla‘d. Something had to be done at
once as the under pinning would not stand
long against th* waves and drift wood, and
the house might topple over and crush all
the inmates. Two jf us started out to see if
the land was high r to the east, and
going by the back steps, where there
was already two feet of water, we made our
way to the next house. Heu> we found the
land dry, or rather no tide. Mn. KcKenzle,
who was occupying the house, said we were
welcome to come, but the raia had poured
through the place all day*
Knocking away the intervening fences we
returned to our home, and told the ladies we
must move, and at once. Gathering up
the bed clothes, or whatever would shel
ter them, and wrapping the little ones
up, (who did not know what to make of
being taken out of their beds, where they
had been put early in the evening to get
them out of the way) we started off for our
ark of safety through a pitiless gale of salt
water and sand, and over the fallen trees
made our way through to find that the place
which had been comparatively dry five
minutes before was now overflowed. One
of the ladles fainted and had to be
carried bodily through the flood. Counting
our numbers we found that three
ladles, six children, two servants and our
selves (there were three men), we were all
safe. Our refuge was soon surrounded by
water atd the rain poured through in tor
rents. Tr.eTe was not a dry spot anywhere.
This made no difference. We would have
been supremely happy in the midst of all
this trouble, but the flood kept
rising, and we knew when it
reached the floor the house would probably
float away, and we could hear and i,el the
floating timbers a3 they beat against Jt, hur
rying it on, as it were, to join the otnr
wrecks. With the storm lanterns in hand,
we watched the rising tide as each wave
rolled under our shelter.
it was about 7:30 o’clock when
the tidal wave came In which sent
Its waters o.ver the sand hills,
and dashed the waves up to our feet In a
few brief moments. The waters seemed to
have spent their force, but the tide con
tinued to rise. Steadily it passed mark af
ter mark, which we made upon the steps,
and after two hours watching it stopped
coming up. Sir Inches higher and we might
have been swept away. Never were eyes
more intent upon anything as were
ours upon the water. Once afloat,
no hurnau hand outstretched could save
the little party. The men might have sur
vived, but the ladies and the children would
have sunk beneath the waves. Buch a
night! In silence, I think, all who knew the
danger prayed to Him above to check the
storm and drive the angry waters
back. Our little house trembled under
the repeated shocks of drift wood,
and the rain and wind added to the terrors
of the night. At last our mark showed that
the water had stopped rising, and then that
it was receding, and we felt that the
wind, which had blown steadily from the
northeast, had shifted to the southeast, we
thanked God that we were saved at last to see
another day. At last, after hours of patient
waiting, we saw the land. Noah, when the
dove returned to the ark, nor Columbus,
when the man at the masthead cried out
“land,” did not feel more grateful than did
our little party.
As the tide went down we went out with
our storm lanterns to explore. On either
side of our place of refuge were two large
cypress logs, fifty feet loDg, which had
barely missed us, while In front was plied
debris of all kinds, which had been kept
partially at bay by a little live oak, that.,
though uprooted, still turned Its strong
trunk against the storm king, whoae fierce
attacks it had defied for years. We re
turned and waited for the day to dawn; it
was still an hour ofT. When the faint light
broke in the east we wandered forth to
gather tidings. From one end to the other
of the front of the island naught was un
touched save three houses. A few of the
outer posts were all that remained of the
wharf, and the beach was as leyel as a table.
The house we had left was partially
down on one 6lde, with half of Its under
pinnings washed away. What had been a
place fair to see a few hours before was a mass
of wreckage, pieces of boats, fences, rail
road stringers with the Iron rails attached,
bllßds doors, etc. The house to the west,
which was the residence of some of
us a few hours before, and which had been
left at dark the previous night, was no
where to be seen, and where It had stood
was a creek through which the waters of
Tybec river joined with those of the Savan
nah. Not a vestage of it remained,
and the two families that had occu
pied It for their summer home
and had all their worldly goods In It, saved
only what they had on.
We were anxious to hear from our neigh
bors, and, as we walked along viewleg the
wrecks, we found that the experience of
others during the night had. In some
instances, been more terrible than ours.
One family had moved four times, wading
in some Instances breast deep In
the water, with their children on
their shoulders. We were anxious
to get news from the ocean front, but
we were almost afraid to Inquire. We ex
pected a fearful loss of life, as we thoueht
the sea must have swept over the sand hills
and carried the home* and their occupants
into Beacon Pond. Fearful were the ex
periences of those who were there, and
numerous were the hairbreadth escapes
from death. But the flood, and the wind
and the dark; night passed away, and Provi
dence had all except the three doomed
ones in the burnt house. By the marks,
the flood had been twelve to fourteen feet
above high water.
In September, 1804, a storm passed over
Tybee and Savannah similar In every re
spect to the one of last Saturday. There
was, however, but one family, the Boltons
(who had a summer house there, and who
had only been down three days), besides the
lighthouse keeper, on the isfztod. The tide
rose lu the day, but they had much difficulty
in making their way to the lighthouse,
where they found a shelter, aud were rt s
i cued by friends from Savannah the next
day, where they were welcomed by the peo
ple as we were welcomed last Sunday, as
though we had been dead and returned to
life. J. H. E.
The Water (?) Supplied to Its.
How did the water in the supply reservoir
become salty by reason of £tie storm ? This
is a question pertinent to every citizen of
Bavannab, and to the general health of the
city, and consequently deserving investiga
tion. According to the plan of the water
works, as we have understood, there are
four water tight compartments or receiving
reservoirs, etch communicating with the
river and with each other by means of
strong water tight gates, in such manner as
to be, when closed, separate and distinct
from each other, the purpose of this division
being to permit undisturbed sedimentary
deposits in three of these reservoirs, while
pure water is supplied to the city In turn
from the fourth. If this be so, how is it
that sea water, even though driven up by
the gale to the bead of Argyle Island, nine
miles above the city, could get into the
four compartments, and especially Into the
one in use * Is there a defect in the con
struction of the receiving reservoirs ? The
universal Importance of the subject attracts
public attention to It. W.
Lady Beantlflers.
Ladies, you cannot make fair skin, rosy
cheeks and sparkling eyes with all the cos
metics of France or beautifiers of the world
while in poor health, and nothing will give
you such rich blood, good health, strength
and beauty as Hop Bitters. A trial Is cer
tain proof.
This Favorite Family Hotel, Under
It* New management. Is Recom
mended for the Excellence of its
Cnlstne, Homelike Comforts,
Prompt Attention and moderate
Rates. Harnett & George, Pro
Capt M O Basf ord, bark Helen Sands; Capt
F Schlegilmilch. D E Duprees. Hardoeville;
John P Lovett. J J Chesholm, Jr, J F Griner.
Hampton county; Albert Smith, wife and
child, 8F & W Ry; F W Ketterer, Surrency;
Chas L Fildes, Cedar Keys; J G Alvarez,
Btarke: R M 1 .ockwood, Valdosta; E K Fagan,
Gainesville, Fla; J H Starkey, M J Langman,
Pottsville, Pa; E S Beckman, Philadelphia;
John G Clark, Tuscaloosa, Ga; J T Wilks,
Valdosta; J 8 Thrasher, Fia; K Brown. Ga;
Capt T C Mffhkenfuss. 8, F & W Ry; Wm T
Shaw and wife, C J Morey and sister, Craw
fordville, Ind; J A Adams, Femandina; E C
Wick, C H Trace v, Rochester, NY; J H
Thompson, H M Silloway and wife. New York:
8 D Swasey, Jas A Terhune, Boston, Mass; R
L Lilientha), H Ambrose, Geo Collier. Ga; W
Churchill, Boston: I Beckett, Isle of Hope; W
K. Partridge, Ga; J B Creech, Quitman, Ga; F
L Engel, Fla; Rev H T Smith, Swains boro, Ga;
F Farmer, Macon.
Buy the King of Shirts,
“The best and cheapest in the world.”
E. Heidt, Sole Agent for the Manufacturer.
Dr. Tulio 8. Verdi, of Washington, D. C ,
the celebrated Author, Commissioner of the
National Board of Health, etc., etc., says
the Liebig Co.’s Arnicated Extract of Witch
Hazel “Is Invaluable.” Cures Piles, Salt
Rheum, Catarrh, Painful Periods, Rheuma
tism, Colds and Neuralgia. Beware of
cheap counterfeits. The Liebig Company
offers no cheap goods. It offers only hon
est preparations at honest prices. Sold In
fifty cents and dollar sizes. For sale by O.
Butler, Savannah, Ga.
At Cost.
Preparatory to my change in location,
from this date my entire stock will be
offered at and below New York cost. The
stock embraces the handsomest goods in
the city in my line. Special attention is di
rected to the assortment of Black Goods,
Silks, plain aud brocaded, at special bar
gain, Hosiery, Gloves, Corsets, Ladles’ and
Gents’ Neck VVear. This is tbe last week
for my Kid Gloves. Ladies, call and get a
supply. H. C. Houston, 141 Congress
street. — Adv.
Good for the Boy*, blit Better for
tbe Parent*’ Pocket*.
Just reoeived a big lot of Boys’ Pants
from four to ten years old, good ones and
offered extra low;|2 Pants for $150; two
pair for $2 75. The stuff in them is worth
more than that without the making up.
At the Famous New York Clothing House,
140 Congress street.— Adv.
The Best to Be Had.
The best Bedroom Sets, Parlor Sets, Book
Cases, Sideboards, etc., in the city, all at
Allen A Lindsay’s.— Adv.
If this weather keeps on, Btraw Hats will
soon be called in. The place to change
Hats is at the famous New York Clothing
House. We have already on hand a full
assortment of the finest Hats, the latest
styles. We buy for cash, and with the
cash you can save money buying from us
Hats, Clothing, Trucks and Gents’ Fur
nishing Goods. Famous, 140 Congress
Now Is tbe Time
To buy Dining Room Furniture, and every
thing else In the Furniture line, at a great
sacrifice. Allen & Lindsay.— Adv.
Country 'Tlercliaiita
Will find “Job lots” Winter Clothing at
K. Heidt’s, 139 Congress street. — Adv.
BargalUH J Bargain*!
We ire selling out our stock at greatly
reduced p><ces, to make room for fail stock
Allen & Lin&say.— Adv.
BURKE. The friends and acquaintance of
Mrs. Mart Burke, and Mr. and Mrs M. Me-
Evady, and of Mrs. Mary Morgan and Mrs.
Thomas Halligan and family, are Inrvted to at
tend the funeral of Mrs. Mart Burajj at 4
o’clock THIS AFTERNOON, from the corner
of Guerard and Walker streets.
Special 2jotic*g.
Through the Storm.
The undersigned begs to inform his many
friends and patrons that the damage sustained
in the storm of Saturday night is being rapidly
repaired by Messrs. E. L. Segur and Cormack
Hopkins, contractors, on his building.
His stock of Papers, etc., was more or less
*njured by the rain, but by the efforts of em
ployes and others, most of it was removed and
is now in good condition. New stock is arriv
ing by steamer, end all deficiencies will be
promptly supplied.
His Bindery is being promptly rearranged,
and In a day or two business will progress as
usual Patrons will please send in their orders.
There will be no unnecessary delay.
Job Printer and Binder,
Bay street.
T* the Tublfc.
The citizens in general are earnestly request
ed to assist the authorities in gathering up and
clearing away the debris, trees, leaves, etc., in
front and rear of their premises. It will be
promptly removed by the city carts.
J. t. McFarland, m. and„
Health Officer.
Read This Letter—lt Ig Only One of
SPRiNorikLD, Robertson Cos., Tknn., I
November 27, 1880. j
Dr. J. Bradfield:
Sir—My daughter has been suffering for
many years wita that dreadful affliction known
as Female Disease, which has cost me many
dollars, and notwithstanding I had tbe best
medical attendance, could not find relief. I
have used many other kinds of medicine with
out any effect. I had Just about given her up:
was oat of heart: but happened in the store of
W. W. Eckler several weeks since, and he
knowing of my daughter's affliction, persuaded
me to try a bottle or your Female Regulator.
She began to improve at once. I was so de
lighted with its effect that I bought several
more bottles.
Tbe price, $1 50 a bottle, seemed to be very
high at first, but I now think it the cheapest
preparation on the globe, and knowing what I
do about It, if to-day one of my family was
suffering with that awful disease I would have
it if it cost SSO a bottle, for I can truthfully
say it has cured my daughter sound and well,
and myself and wife do most heartily recom
mend your Female Regulator to be iust what
it is recommended to be. Respectfully,
H. D. Fkathkkston.
For aai by all druggists.
grg &00flg.
Call the attention oi the Trade and Merchants visiting the eit
to their extensive aud well assorted stock of
Country orders solicited and filled with care and dispatch
Liberal terms to the trade.
Agents Athens, Ga., and Keep’s MTg Cos.
lew Fall Goods -Just Received
Fall Novelties and New Bargains,
ONE of the best and most satisfactory features of the MARSHALL HOUSE is it* comforta
ble rooms and the uniform excellence of its table at all seasons of the year. We append
endorsements from high authority:
“Having stopped at the Marshal'. House while in Savannah, we most cheerfully endorse it
to ladies and families as being strictly a flrstrclass house in ah of its appointments, and un
rivalled in the excellence of its table.
“A. H. COLQUITT, Governor of Georgia. W. D. BLOXHA.M, Governor of Fiorid.v
“Hon. T. M. NORWOOD, Ex. U. S. Senator from Ga. GEO. F. DREW, ex Governor of Florida.
“Hon. GEO. R. BLACK, Member House of Representatives from Georgia.”
Will be sold, at 11 o’clock, THIS DAY, in front
of store. No. 168 Bay street,
10 boxes BACON SIDES.
100 bushels YELLOW CORN, slightly dam
HATS, etc.
-3 well broken WORK HORSES, gentle and
sound. Bcld for no fault, owner having no
further use for them.
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Cotton Factors,
—AND —
Commission Merchants,
Savannali, Oa.
Bagging and iron ties for sale at
Cotton Factor
LIBERAL advances on cotton for sale in Sa
vannah or Liverpool. Sola agent for the
sale of Cumberland Bone Superphosphate.
JUST arrived. 15 barrels good eating PEARS.
Will arrive by to-day’s steamer, at
Savannah, August 81, 1881. f
OOUPONS on First Mortgage Bonds due Sep
tember Ist will be paid on presentation to the
President at his private office, No. 18S Bay
street, on and after the FIRST PROXIMO.
I And Corn Shellers.
OVER 25,000 now in use.
Every machine is fully
warranted. Price of Mills, ftJtt&Tl.
sls to $-85; Shellers, $5. Don't ■WKHSfT*
buy a Mill or Shelier until
you have seen our terms ani j Japvn
Illustrated Circular. Ad- I jWI Wtt
dress, with stamp, LIVING-—/ iUI
BTON & CO.. Iron Founders,
Pittsburg, Pa.
The Cotton Handlers
IN New Orleans are on a strike. There is a
large surplus of idle labor in this city. We
are making an effort to maintain fair rates.
The working men throughout the United States
New Orleans, August £O, 1881.
Having Repaired Our Bill
ifurntebing 6oods.
Men’s Fine Goods,
Is now preparing to alter and enlarge his
store, 23 Bull street, and will open
about September 15th
Ever shown in Savannah, comprising the
And a fine line of
Children's Fancy Hats i Caps,
Besides the usual complete line of GENTS’
and COLLARS, of which he
makes a Specialty
Thanking his friends for past kindness and
patronage, he solicits a continuance of the
Agent for Devlin Jt Cos., New York.
Excursion Stotts.
Charleston & Savannah R’y
Charleston, June 10th, 1881.
ON and after this date round Trip Tickets
will be on sale at depot office and 22 Bull
street, Savannah:
Good to leave Savannah SATURDAY AFTER
NOON and leave Charleston MON -
FOR $2.
Elegant Dining Cars in all trains
O. P. A.
Turnip and Cabbage Seeds,
Which can be had fresh at
Osceola Butler's Drug Emporium.
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Oppsztt* FwlaaM WW
j tt.
ICE furnished for all purposes and in any
quantity from a car load to a daily family
BU 'Fhis'is the only company bringing Kennebec*
Ice to this market. _ , ,
Orders by Mail, Telephone or Telegraph
promptly attended to
What Do Yon Want?
ABERVANT, a house, a collector or whatf
Call and get it at
Intelligence and Collection Agency.
Bull and Bryan streets. __
r r^TVX£JS*.
For sale by
keislincs nursery,
1 orders left at Savannah News Depot, cor
ns,. Bull and York streets, promptly filled.

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