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THE CITY'SWATERSUPPLY ITHE ARTESIAN WKM; SYSTEM AT THE WATER MOiihS, the City Council Appropriate* SI.OOO for Another AT 11 ami Work to Hi'sin at Once—The Well In Greene Square— The (jupßlion of Houso Numbering Discussed—The System to be Com pleted—The Blocking of Street* and Crossings by Railroad Train*. The City Council bold a lengthy session lastnight. In the absence of the Mayor, Chairman Duncan presided. All tbe Al dermen were present except Messrs. Wells, Sheldon and Nichols. One ol the most important matters that came up was a resolution to increase the water supply by sinking a 10-ir.ch arte sian well at tue water works as a part of the proposed system of wells. Tbe success of tbe well now in opera tion, the Chairman of tbe Water Works Committee stated, is a guarantee that the system of wells w hich it is proposed to establish will be a success. There is a How of twenty-five feet from the well now in operation. 8,000,000 i.Ai.uiNS a i>ay. With lour 10-inch wells in operation, tbe Slow of water would be about 8,000,000 p r ions a day. The amount now used by the city is O.OOOjOoO gallons, and this is more than is used by any other city of the size ol Savannah in the country. Tim estimated cost ot the well Is about SI,OOO. Alderman Hamilton urged that me committee be directed to go ahead ■with the work, it will bo several weeks, lie said, before operations can begin. In the meantime the committee will nave a lull report ot the analysis ot the water Hi ora the first well. It is believed that u pood flow of water can ire bad from a depth of 350 to 400 feet, and it is not likely luat it will be neces-ary to go below that depth. The well in Greene square is al ready begun, aud the committee will begin Work on tne new well at tne water works H-, soon as the pipe can be got and the analysts of tbe water sent to Washington some weeks ago has been received. a x appropriation voted. The resolution to appropriate 11,000 for the work provoked some and scussion. Alderman Thomas thought that In sink ing the well tlie Council will be under taking a work that it cannot complete, nnd tore that will rest witli the next Council to go on with or let drop. Alderman Hamilton urged that lire work be gone ahead with. The city’s water supply, lie said, is one of tne m ist important branches of tbe public service. Tbe people want pure water. If the city ■will not furnish il, tbo eiti/.etm, he be lieved. as individuals,are ready to furnish the means to secure it. The appropriation was finally voted, and the Water Works Committee will go ahead with the work ( at once. RENUMBERING TIIK HOUSES. Another Important matter that came ftp was the re mini tiering of houses. There is a large number ot houses in tbe pew pa not the oitv, and also in tbe old part, that are incorrectly numbered. On many streets vacant lots have been built up and the bouses are without any num bers. In the southern part of thecity very few are uumbered at all, and the result is there is a good deal ol confusion. The plan now is to renumber all houses that, at present are incorrectly numbered and those that are built upon lots that were vacant when tbe present numbers were put. on. The matter was referred to the Committee on Streets and Canes, with authority to ex. cruise its judgment and, it It deems the work necessary, to go ahead with it. OBSTRUCTING THIC SIDKWAI.KS. The ordinance prohibiting the obstruc tion of sidewalks tiy porches and house steps was brought up. There was considerable discussion in regard to It. The ordinance provided that mu more than 4 feet of sidewalk could be occupied, and that only in case of Louses already erected, and requiring a certain space ior the comfort of the people ■occupying t hem. Aldernpin Thomas moved to amend by allowing iy, feet on streets less than 75 tcet wide and 4 feet on streets ol 75 feet or more in width. The old ordinance that has been in ope: atom for the past seventeen years allows 3'; feet, on streets 45 feet wide, 4 fret on streets ol over 46 feet and less limn 75 feet in width, and (> leet on streets eves 75 ieet or more in width. Alter some discussion, a vote was taken, and both the amendment aid the original ordi nance were defeated. BLOCK INO STREET CROSSINGS. Aii ordinance was introduced by the btreet and Lane Committee and was read tor ibo first time, regulating tne speed at which railroad trains shall tie run In lbecity, and prohibiting the block ing ot crossings, und also the blowing of lo comotive whistles, except the necessary brake signals, such as are absolutely re quired to prevent iniurjr to persons and to property other than that ot the com pany and that In Its possession as freight. The o dtuance also provides that the lo eomotlve’s bell shall be rung continually while a train Is passing through the city, and prescribes penalties ior violation of the ordinance. The ordi nance was laid over under the rules, and will come up for a second reading at the next meeting. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. An ordinance was introduced allowing the Savannah, Florida and Western rail way to connect its tracks with those of the Morchauts’and Mmere'Transnorta tion Company at the llaltnnore steam snip wharf. After some discussion it was referred to a committee of the whole, and a report will bo made to an adjourned meeting of Council on Saturday after noon. A communication from the County Com missioners, in reference to the drainage of Waters’ road, was referred to tbe Drain age Committee. The Mayor announced officially the death of the Messenger of Council, but no action was taken. Kills a, nl ust the city, uniouniing $ 14,•'!'. i S5, were ordered paid. NO MORE SHOCKS. Poojde Returning lo Tlioir Ho imps Business Improving. A suspension of the quakes and bromide Of potassium are gradually restoring tbe nerves of toe citizens to their normal untt eartbquake condition. More ladies were out yesterday afternoon on tbe streets than at anytime since Tuesday afternoon, Aug. lit, excepting, of course, immediate ly alter cacti shock at night. Dull street ■bowed more iile man it has for over a week, and more shopping was done. I,at week was pretty dull for the merchants, Out the customers are beginning to come hack and the study of fashion plates will be resumed. Wrecked chimneys nro being rebuilt and cracked plaster is being restored. The ruin drove all but the hysterically nervous In doors last night. Campingout did very well so long as it did not storm, but the majority of the dwellers In tents sensibly concluded to go back to tbetr homes. Malaria is a sure sentience to sleeping out in the squares,while a broken bead from a piece of plastering is very remote. The excitement of last week has pretty well abated, aud were It not lor the ner vous members ol the families it would have subsided altogether by this time. No shocks were reported yesterday, and it is doubtful if there was a perceptible rip ’’■* ol this user, of the crust THE ri'JBLilC SCHOOLS. Improvements in the Hniidiugs — The Keopenins Oct. O. Supt. W. H. Baker, of the public schools, says that the attendance for the coming year will show a large increase over that of last year. Workmen are busily en gaged at several of the buildings making such Improvements and preparations as are needed, and getting everything ready for Moudav, Oct. 4, on which date the schools will reopen. Extensive improvements are be ing made at the Massie and Bar nard street buildings. An additional wing has been built on the eastern side of the Massle building. It is a large, sub : stautlal two-story brick structure, with ! one large room on each floor. The rooms ! are about 30 feet square, and are j each capable of comfortably accom modating at least, filty pupils. The two i rooms in the rear of the main building on the first floor have been thrown into one | large room. An entire slory has been added to the Barnard street building, and the first, floor lins been thrown into one large room. The improvements will make room for fully 100 more children at this school. All of the school rooms ate undergoing a thorough overhauling. Workmen are busy whitewashing, repainting black boards and giving everything a general overhauling. The Superintendent says that, notwith standing the additional room that has been made in the Massle and Barnard street butldings.more room is still needed, and the two rooms in the Oglethorpe bar racks will have to be used again this year. Tho Board of Edu cation will meet next Monday night, when the needs of the schools will be fully dtscusHed, and such action will lie taken as may be necessary. Among other things that will come up before the hoard will bo the lilting of a date for the examination of applicants tor three vacancies which have occurred in the corps of teachers. Two of these vacancies are in St. Patrick’s school and one in the Massle school. Sept. 23 will probably be the date fixed lor this exami nation. The Superintendent also says that it is proposed to open additional schools in the country districts. No posi tive action has yet been taken, however, in this direction Tfle matter will proba bly lie discussed at the meeting ot the board on Monday night. The needs ot the colored schools have been so carefully attended to lor the past few years,and especially during last ysar, that they have no pressing wants now, and consequently no changes have been made in any of the buildings for the coin ing year. None of the buildings were damaged to any extent by the recent earthquake, and beyond the tailing down ol a little plastering in a lew of the rooms no oneeould tell they had passed through an earthquake. This plastering is being all replaced and the result will be tbat tbe rooms will present a brighter and Iresher appearance than ever. OPENING THE SEASON. The Aunt llridget Comedy Company Next Monday Night, “My Aunt Bridget” will make her de but in Savannah next Monday night and wiilopen tbe theatrical season here. Her play is said to be a very funny comedy, full of bright lines and catching songs. The people tn the company have received good notices in tbe towns where thepiece has been produced. Ktceand Munro, the two leading characters, made hits last year with George Knight in his “Over the Oardeu Wall.” Both are excellent comedians and nre making their new play immensely popular. Mr. Mack, their advance man, is in the city making ar rangements for the play tor Monday and Tuesday nights. Sept. 13 and 14. Tbe Wilmington ( Del.) Every Evening says of a recent performance: “The play is a musical melange whose sole object is to make the audience laugh. The action all hinges on the efforts of ‘P. Alton Mc- Veigh.’ a young swell, to appear rich while he is wooing ‘Dora Blazer,’ whose father Is a wealthy coal dealer, and much of the fun was caused by his frequent at tempts to seoure mouey from his aunt, ‘Bridget McVeigh,’ who has just come over front Ireland. George VV. Monroe as ‘Aunt Bridget’ was irresisti bly lunnv and kept tbe audience In one continual roar of laughter. He was ably assisted by Mr. Kice as ‘P. Alton Mc- Veigh,’ and the rest of the company, particularly Miss Katie Hart as ‘Polly Glider,’ whose dancing and singing re ceived enthusiastic recalls. Miss Hart is but 18 years of age, although she has been on tbe stage since she was 6 months old, having for many years been with Dan Sullv’s ‘Corner Grocery.’ ” THE WEATHER. The Dry Hpell Broken by Rain— The Predictions for To-day. The local rain predicted in the Nkws yesterday began tailing in the afternoon, but eoou ceased and did not begin again until about dark. During the tirst half ol the night there were two or throe light showers. At midnight tbe weather was foul and more rain was expected before morning, with the chances favorable for a good soaking rain before tbe day is over. Jacksonville bad more rain, but the coast was clear so far as a general storm was concerned, aud there was no sign of one anywhere from the Rio Grande to Port land. Tbe mercury was comparatively stationary during tlie day, the range be ing only 8 degroes. The lowest was 71 degrees aud tbe highest was 7!) degrees, which was a little lower than the maxi mum for the day previous. The indioations tor to-day are lair weniher in the Interior, local rains on the coast, stationary temperature and varia ble winds. IT WAS TilK EARTHQUAKE. An Old Offender’s Kxcuse to the Police for Getlinji Drunk. As an old offender was carefully leaned up against tbe arraignment bar in the barracks last night the Sergeant asked: “What iw it this lime. Sameold drunk?” “No, yer Honor! Ver see since those measly earthquakes been stampeding around I didn’t think It wus safe to sleep in tbe bouse, and so I just was taking a nap in tbe square.” “Drunk, lying asleep in tbe street,’’ said the arresting officer. “Search him.” ordered the Sergeant. “I’ll be durned; just as 1 thought. Earthquakes ain’t good for anything, not even an excuse,” sarcastically remarked the drunk as he waa showed the way to the station house. Death of a Colored Physician. Dr. P. H. Coker, a prominent colored physician, died at his home on Perry street, near Price, at 3:80 p. m. yesterday. He was about 43 years of age, and had built un a lucrative practice umong his people here. The body will be sent to Caroline county, Md., for burial. A de tachment of tbe First Colored Battalion, ol which the deceased was surgeon, will escort the remains to the Charleston and Havaonah depot to-cieht. The members of Myrtle Lodge No. 1(10!}, G. U. O. of O. F.. of wblob Dr. Coker was a member, will also act as an escort. I Hu JniPijn Mills. The Liberty County Land and Lumber Company’s property—saw mills, lands, live stock, etc.—at. Joselyn was sold on Tuesduv by J. McLaugliiin & Son to J.K. CUrfco. of this ci'.r. for $15,0011. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER *, 18SG. j THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Proposition to the City Council to Drain Waters’ Road. The Board of County Commissioners met yesterday morning and held an ex tended session. Dr. J, J. Waring, Road Commissioner, notified the board that the Oauston Blufl' road is obstructed by a gate. It was ordered that a notice be served on the owners of the land, in accordance with section Gsl of the Code, and the Clerk was directed to notily tbe Chairman of the Hoad Commissioners of the action. Tho application of George Delter, H. W. Struck and others, to open continua tion of Covers’ lane road, was referred with a map of tho route and the right ot way to a special committee composed of Commissioners Kstill and Dorsett. Application ol parties to be placed on the list ol beneficiaries were retort ed to the proper committee. Applications for four liquor licenses were referred to a special committee. A communication from Mrs. M.E. Wil bur, President, of tbe Industrial Belief Association, for increased aid for tbe county poor, was referred to the Commit tee on Couuty Poor. The committees on remodeling the court house and county home for the poor were granted time. Action on the appointmentof managers for the State election, to be held Oct. 6, was deferred until a special meeting. An order was passed that tbe attention of the Vernon Shell Road Company be called to tbe act of the General Assem bly, 1885, requiring tbo maintenance along their road of good and sufficient drains to carry off all accumulations of water. The following paper offered by Com missioner Estill was adopted: WHEREAB, It is understood that the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah appre ciHte the necessity ot increased drainage fa culties in the southern extension of the city limits, ana Wiikheas, It is the desire of this board to co-operaie with the said city authorities in every movement looking to the more thor ough drainage of thecity and county; Be t therefore ordered. That the said May or and Aldcrineobe petitioned to put down tbe drain* on Waters road from the skidawav shell road to the new road through Southvide in order that tne said Waters road be made safely passafilo for tbe large and in creasing travel over it, amt It is further ordered. That if said city au thorities will do tho work in the same‘com plele manner as was recently done on Ixtvers’ iano mad, this board will complete said work by connecting said drain tiles with the main Cuyler swamp canal. HOW HE GOT THERE. “Jim” Wlilte Steals a Cow to Get Money to See Charleston. James White is an enterprising indi vidual of a color exactly opposite from his name. He is in no particular busi ness, and is sometimes short of funds. Even since “do yoartbquake’’ James has been trying to devise some means to raise enough money to carry him to Charleston, so that he could see tho ruins. I.ast Fri day morning a brilliant idea entered bis head, and he proceeded at once to carry it into execution. He happened to be passing by the house of Mrs. Sarah Royal, an industrious white woman who runs a dairy farm out in the edge of the city. Going up to the bouse he persuaded Mrs. Royal to let Lira drive one of her cows to pasture. The pasture is some distance from the house, and when James had got outol sight be headed the cow for town and drove her to the corner of Barnard street and Perry street lane, where he sold her to a negro woman named Sylva Bell for sl3. White went over to Charleston on tbe Saturday excursion, and gratified his curiosity as to the ruins. William Jacobs is a son of Mrs. Royal, and is also a guard on the chain gang. Oh Tues day he went to Charleston himself to see some Irienrts there. As ho stepped off the train the first, person he saw was White. He soon had him under arrest and turned bint over to a policeman for safe keeping until his return to Savannah. When Jaoobs reached the city yesterday he had White with him, and escorted him from the depot to Magistrate W aring Russell, Jr.’s, office. W hen brought before Justice Russell the negro confessed the theft. He was committed to jail, where he will star un til the Superior Court breaks the monoto ny by giving btm a chance to visit the Dade coal mines. The extreme penalty for cattle steallug is four years imprison ment. THE KICK CROP. Tlie Grain Coming in Slowly—The General Outlook Good. The recent fine weather has been a material blessing to the nee planters and the harvesting Is being pushed rapidly. For ten days or more the skies have been favorable and every advantage has been taken of it. On one day only has work been interrupted, ud that was on the Wednesday after the first earthquake. The negroes on a number of the planta tions were too much excited to work that dav. Mr. George J. Mills, of the Planters’ Rice Mill Company, said yesterday that the present outlook lor the crop is very good. The only t liing to be feared now is a storm. It that will bold oft' a while lon ger the bulk of the crop vftll be harvest ed. Last year a heavy storm came on Aug. '24, two weeks before this, arid cost the planters thousands of dollars. AVhat rice was saved was not of tirst class duality. As yet the new grnin has come In slowly, but what Is on the market is prime, and the crop generally promises to be ol good quality. The grain has made well, and if no storms come 10 beat ft down or sprout it the crop will be about as good as any ever harvested. In ten days more the receipts are expected to Increase largely. The grain that Is arriving now is chiefly from the Southern rivers, along the Allamtha and Ogeeohee. where the crop is always earlier than along the Savannah and in Carolina. Mr. Robert Habersham, of the Upper Rico Mil!, staled that the quality of the uew crop is very good, and barring storms a good vleld will beobtuineii. There is a lair average crop on the Helds If it can be harvested without damage. There is no security against the gales, however, until ihe crop is in the mills. The weather so far has been all that the planters could want, and the crop has been economically ruised. James L. Taylor’s K< stcuatlon. As stated In yesterday’s Morning News, Mr. .lames L. Taylor, the well known and efficient General Freight and Passenger Agent of the Savannah, Florida and Western railway, is about to leave Ibis city, having tendered his resignation and accepted the position of Geneial I'as. eenger Agent of the Richmond and Dan ville railroad system, with headquarters at Washington, D. C. Mr. Taylor's de parture will be a souroe" ol re gret to the many friends he has made since be came to this city seven years ago, aud he will take with bitn their best wishes for his success in his uew position. The place he leaves Is one of the moat important and respon sible in the Southern railway system, snd one which he has filled with satisfaction to the company and the business and trav eling community. In private Hie he has always proved himself to be an enterpris ing and public spirited citizen. In his new home and among new friends he will always *>e remembered by those he leaves behind him. THE NEWS INT HE CITY. GOSSU* FROM THE STREET AND SIDEWALK. bushes Here and There by the New* Reporter* Yesterday’* Happening* Told in Brier i'aragraph*—Picking* at Police iiexdquatrer*. Zerrttbbabel Lodge, F. A. M., will meet to-night. There were five cases for the Mayor’s Court at midnight. The Charleston and Savannah railroad will run another of the dollar excursions to Charleston an Sunday. The Savannah Mutual Loan Associa tion will hold its sixty-seventh regular monthly meeting at Metropolitan Hall to night. The Weekly News, issued this morn ing, contains a full account of the earth quake at Charleston, Savannah aud other points in the South. Secure a copy. A Charleston drummer, who occupied a room in the third story of the Screven last night, on retiring requested the clerk to have him called ten minutes before the next shock. Edward Davis, colored, was arrested at 12:60 p. in. yesterday by Policeman Jaut zen tor stealing a box of cigars from George llanken’s store at Bull and An derson streets. The National Bank ofSavannab has in creased its capital stock $50,000, all of it being taken by the present stockholders. Mr. Samuel A. Woods has been elected a director in place ol Maj. John Schwarz, who declined a ro-clection. Messrs. A. R. Salas & Cos. cleared yes terday the Norwegian bark Walborg lor Hamburg with 3 -its barrels of resin, weighing 1,465,205 pounds, valued at $7,300, and 700 casks of spirits turpentine, measuring 35,823 gallons, valued at sll,- 800; total valuation $19,100. Cargo by Messrs. S. P. Shotter & Cos. The latest advertising dodge is being worked by John H. Griffin, Traveling Pas senger Agent of the Evansville route. He is serdmg out, toother railroad men principally,those small infernal machines known as chestnut registers, each one being inscribed with the compliments of his road. The registers, however, are get ting to be chestnuts themselves. THE RELIEF FUND. Contributions Ntill Coining in—The Colored People’s Subscriptions. The relief fund last night footed up $5,755 58. Something over SIOO was added yesterday. Mayor Courtenay was tele graphed to draw on the committee ior SI,OOO, making $5,000 that the committee has collected and sent on to Charleston. Among the contributions received yester day was $25 lrom the Young Ladies’ He brew Benevolent Association, accompa nied by the following letter: Savannah, Ga., Sept. 8, 1886. M r. Koyton , Ireasurer Charleston Relief Committee : We herewith hand you *25, amount donated by tho Young Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Society to the Charleston relief fund. Very respectfully, Carrie Lilienthal. President. The following are the contributions since those announced in the News yes terdav: It I) Guerard $ 25 00 Hunt & Owens 15 00 Employes Lower Cotton Press office. 5 00 F W S Woolhopter 5 00 J B F Beckwith 5 00 B F Jo-sey 5 00 Cash, A M M 1 uo Ladies’ Union Society (colored), through John H Deveaux 25 00 W S F colored) 50 Strauss & Cos 30 oo Jas Hart A Bro 5 oo Oliver S Nichols 500 Young Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Society 25 00 Previously reported 5,6 :3 58 Total $5,755 5< The $7 45 reported yesterday as col lected from the Colored Emergency Relief Association should have been reported as collected from a citizens’ meeting held last Fr*day, and turned over to the com mittee by C. L. DeLamotta, Treasurer of the meeting. CENTRAL It A I IjROA l> STOCK. Having a liitfle Host at Present— Not hint; From the “coop." Very little if anything has been done in Central railroad stock since the earth quake. it clings at about and par. and there doesn’t appear to he any de cided impression whether it will move up or down. ft is a fact worth noticing that orders for the purchase of the stock have been received in this city from Chicago parties within the last day or two. The orders were not executed, however, for the rea son that the limit beyond which the bro ker was permitted to go In making pur chases was just a shade under the prevailing market price. These orders from Chicago would seem to indicate that the recent activity in the stock was pro duced by a desire to speculate in it, and to buy it as an investment rather than an organized efl'ort to get control of the road. There is still some talk to the elTect that other railroad systems are trying to get control o! the Central system, hut there are no facts given as a basis for it. In quiries in New York, where much of the stock has gone, have failed to tind any thing indicating a movement there to get a controlling interest In the stock. More l.lght Wauled. Of late there has been a considerable failing elf in the quality of gas furnished to the public by the Gas Company, and the last two nights it has been worse than ever. On the nights In question it was only with ttie greatest ditliculty and the straining of their eyesight, that the com positors and others in the Morning Nkws office were able to continue iheir labors. There is something wrong at the works which needs the attention of the higher odlcials, or the quality of the gas is such that it is stopping up the pipes. Leaving Carolina, * The South Carolina negroes are re ported to ho leaving their homes and com ing to Georgia. They seem to believe that they will lie a great deal sater on the south side of the river. Lucal PvruouA', Col. John W. Aikin, a prominent law yer of Cartersvllle, is in the city, a guest at the Screven. Mr. H. L. Schreiner returned home yes terday after several weeks spent in the mountains. He was at Warm Springs, N. C., last week, and felt the earthquake shock there very distinctly. Among the arrivals at the Screven House yesterday were James H. Ahern, Mrs. Ahern. Tampa, Fla.; \V. A.Watton, Augusta; W. Graham, Baltimore; G. Bo gun. Albany; Sam Piukussohn, Charles ton; C. D. Joyce, Philadelphia; A. Liv ingston, Madison,Fla.; E. J. Baker, Ba ker's Mill. Fla. At the Harnett House were Daniel Lott, Nicholls; J. S. Waslhery,Sylvester; R. K. Buesenick, Brunswick; it. H. Brewer. Oliver; M.G. Hall. Tilton; W. H. Merrl ntan, Sanderson, Fla; C. W, Blake and wife, Rockledee, Fla.; D. E. Whetstow, Fort White, Fla.; A. L. Parsons, C. G. Kendrick. Baltimore; Addison Downing, Philadelphia. At the Marshall House were W. H. Pace. Hazleburet; J. J. Reimer, Eden; J.C. Turner. J. H. Perkins. Miss Sunkins, Momieoilo, Fla.; J. W. Sprliiiisteln, Cin cinnati; R. T. Causey, South Carolina; F. Weedentield, Jacksonville; E. E. Foy, Egypt: F. Charles, New York; J. C. Powell, Kantman. STRANGE CLOUD AT SEA. Singular Appearance Oft' the Caro lina Coast. Considerable excitement and specula tion was occasioned among the members of tbe Cotton Exchange yesterday on the posting by Supt. Bryan of a bulletin which he received from the operator at Tybee of the discovery twenty miles northeast of there ot something which was at first sup posed to bo au immense water spout near Hilton Head. Its remaining stationary and lasting tor several hours, however, dispelled that theory. It. was observed front the roof of the Morning News bunding with the aid ot a marine glass, aud appeared to be a cloud of while stnoke from a burning wreck. The news of tbe dlsoovery spread through the city, and all sorts of rumors were afloat. One was that an island bud been formed off Tyljee, and an other that a volcanic eruption had taken place on one of the mlatids of the South Carolina coast. Late in the even ing tbe operator at Tybee reported that the cloud was smoko, and that the light house keeper, Capt. Daniels, who had just returned to Tybee from tbe bar, had come to tlte conclusion that the marsh grass on St. Helena Island was on fire, and the white smoke was caused by the sappy condition of the grass. No blaze oould be seen. The tug Forest City, which towed a bark to sea in the afternoon, returned to thecity last night and reported having seen the smoke but no fire, and herofficers reached the same conclusion that the lighthouse keeper did. The crew thought nothing of the matter, as the grass or woods frequently catch on tire and burn for hours at a time. Edge llill School for Young Ladle*, Keswick Depot, Albemarle, Virginia. The Edge Hill School, whose advertisement appears in this issue, has long been known North and South as successful in training and educating pupils. It is sit uated in the healthy and beautiful Pied mont country of Virginia, five miles from Charlottesville. At this institution young ladies have every advantage of acquiring the best English and classical education, as well as a thorough knowledge of music and di awing, and the careful instruction given in the primary department, makes the school suitable for young pupils. Sleeplessness. Narcotics and sedatives murder sleep; the unnatural stupor is soon followed by ill effects. Simmons Liver Regulator re moves the cause of restlessness and sleep lessness by regulating the bowels, by es tablishtng good digestion and by quieting the nerves. “I have been a great sufferer from dvs pepsia and loss of sleep. As soon as I feel the least nervous I take a dose of Simmons Liver Regulator and sleep all night.” Mrs. R. Bryant, Griswoldville, Ga. Special Nitice. 100 Bedroom Suits to be sold at cost. Also a lot of Chairs, Settees, Mattresses, eto. Must go to make room tor new goods. Emil A. Schwarz, 123 and 125 Broughton St. AN ALARMING SACRIFICE. Facts Are very stubborn things, but when the solid facts and true state of affairs are brought to light, why that is the time to ponder and think well before acting. A dollar made is a dollar saved and this is the way to save it. Having bought the entire stock of Clothing, Hals, etc., or Mr. J. Perlinski at 163 Con gress at considerably less than market value, anil having been compelled to move same temporarily to ÜBl s Broughton street, opno siio Ludden A Bates’ music house. 011 a -of extensive improvements, we will offer special inducements 011 our entire stock for the next two weeks, in order to remove to our store P>3 Congress street, when completed, wiih an entire new stock of goods. Now in order to do this we have decided to mark every article in plain figures aud sell strictly atone price, but that ouo willhe.-o low that it will pay you to lay in a supply even if you are not in present need. Appel & schapl. Temporary Headquarters. 11BV* Broughton street, opposite Ludden & Bates’ Silver and Gold and Pearl Unlaundried Shirts are the best and cheapest, at B. H. Levy A Bro.’s, 161 Congress street. Special Notice. 100 Bedroom Suits to be sold at cost. Also a lot of Cbairs, Settees, Mattresses, etc. Must go to make room for new goods. Emil A. Schwarz, 123 and 125 Broughton St. Neckwear at any price you put on it, or very nearly so. 15. H. Levy & Bro., 161 Congress street. Just received, Clothing suitable for early fall wear, at the Famous New York Clothing House, 140 Congress street. Also a lull stock of Soft and Stiff Hats, the latest fall styles, at bottom figures. A Grand Picnic Free to everybody, Is announced in our advertising columns by tbe enterprising Broughton street dry goods merchant, Mr. David Weisbeln. it is a novel way of advertising, and we suggest to our readers to read it. astboy will not only be amused, but profit thereby. It Is with pleasure that we call attention to it, for we always uphold and encourage enter prise wherever we find it. Welsbein Is the man who laughs at dull times. He knows them not. If money is scarce in the city, he draws his custom from the country. He is always busy. Earthquake prices In Summer Clothing, at B. H. Levy A Bro.’s, ICI Congress street. Harnett Mouse. Concerning a popular hotel in Savan nah, (ia., the Florida Times-Union saya : “We note from the hotel arrivals as pub lished in me Savannah papers, that lbe Harnett House still leads all the other hotels In the city. In fad they have as many as tbe others combined. There is agood installmentof Floridians always registered there.” Bargainsall round. Call and make your selection. B. 11. I.evy A Bro . ltil Congress street. Odd Garments next to uolhing in prices, hut splendid qualities, at B. 11. Levy A Bro.’s, 161 Congress street, This Is the Time to Save Money. Look at the suits the Famous New York Clothing House, 140 Congress street, is selling for $lO. at a reduction of s.’l, weigh ty enough to wear all winter, and at the end of September will be wonb sls.— Adv. Fancy l n lerwuar in suit* and piain goods cheap, very, very, very cheap at B. 11. Levy A Jlro.’s, “Did you fool 11181?” That was a sudden drop In prices al B. 11. Levy A Bro.’s, 16! Con gress street. Printing, Lithographing and Account Kook Manufacturing. Having the latest improvements in Ma chinery, the Morning News Steam Print ing House lias unrivalled facilities for the production of all kinds of Printing, Litho graphing, Book Blndiug and Account Books. All work executed under the careful supervision Of skilled Printers, Lithographers, Artists, Bookbinders and Ifuiers. A guarantee ol satlslactinn is given to evpr.v piece of work turned out. Write or aak for estimates belore sending your work away to Northern and W est ern houses. An estimate will cost nothing. .1. H. Ebtill. Proprietor, 3 Whltnker street.. Snvi'o’is.b. G*. Weather Indications Special indications for Georgia to-day: Fair weather in the interior, local rains on the coast, and stationary temperature. The heinit of tha river at Augusta at l:88o’otoon p. m. yesterday ( Ausrusta time) was 6.5 reet—a rise of 0.2 foot dur ing preceding 24 hours. Comparative statement of temperature at Savannah Sept. 8 1 , 1865 and 1886: 1885.1 6:36 A.M 73 ; 2:36 r. M 84 10:36 f.* hi) Maximum 85 Minimum 73 Moan temperature ; of day 79 RaJnfi'l ....... 0 OOi Cotton-restion bulletin tor 24 hours end ing Sept. 8, 1886, 6p. in., Eastern time. DISTRICTS. | AVERAGE. Number | Namk. of Max. Min. liain Stations Temp. Temp. fall. Wilmington. . 10 8,1 69 34 Charleston.... 8 83 70 03 Augusta 12 82 68 .07 Savannah— 8 83 71 .12 Atlanta 13 83 65 Montgomery.. 7 87 63 Mobile 9 90 65 . 02 New Orleans . 12 91 70 03 Galveston 20 93 70 Vicksburg 5 91 66 Little Rock.,.. 17 92 6.1 Memphis 19 93 65 Oil Average 87 2 107 8 05 Observations taken at the same moment of time at all stations. Savannah. Sept.B.9;S6 r. M. City time. Temperature. Direction. * 2 Velocity. ? Ua in fall. Nams or Station*. Portlaua 71 SW lot (Clear. Boston 70 W 16 1 Clear. NewYork 70 S ..I Cloudy. Philadelphia 71 RE . .... Cloudy. Wasnington .:. 73 NE j (Cloudy. Cape rfenry... 78 N I 1 Foggy. Chincoteague I '. Norfolk . 72 N9l ~ .02; L'ghr, rain. Charlotte 70 N 9 I Cloudy. Hatloras ....I Kitty Hawg I Fort Macon... Smitnvme 77 S 7 [Fair. Charleston 75 N Fair. Augusta. 72 ..... Cloudv. Savannah 70 N .02 Light rain. Jacksonville... 75 22 Cloudy. Key West. 83 E 10 ....I Fair. Atlanta 75 E Clear. Pensaoola 78 SE 1 7 Fair. Mobile 78 K . .01 Fair. Montgomery... 79 Clear. Vicsshurg ... 80 E Clear. New Orleans .. 78 NE IC| Fair. Shreveport — 80 .... !Clear. Fort Smith— 77 (Clear. Little (lock ... Galveston 82 SE Clear. ludianola .... Palestine 82 NE Clear. Brownsville... 75 N . 01 Clear. Rio Grande..,. 79 .... P air. Knoxville 72 . Clear. Memphis 78 NE .... clear. Nashville 75 E .... Clear. Louisville . 77j SE Clear. Indianapolis... 76 SW Clear. Cincinnati 76iSW Clear. Pittsburg 74 E .. .... Clear. Buffalo 73 j S Clear. Cleveland 72 SE .... Clear. Maruuotte 60 W 10 ...(Clear. Chicago 68 N 11 1 Clear. Duluth 621 W It air. St. Paul 63 . | Cloud v, Davenport 70 NE . .07! Ci.'Udv. Cairo 75 SE .. Clear. Bt.Louis 81 SE Clear. Leavenworth. 73 S' .... Clear. Omaha 78 N Cloudy. Yankton. 92 E .08 Cloudv. Bismarck 76 S 18 .... Clear. Cheyenne . s:’ SW .0"' 1 Ko,r. North Platte .. 54 SE 04'Fogg v. Dodge City ... 68 W 6 hi Fair. Santa He 58 021 Cloudy. Rich’d Graham, Corpl. Signal Corps, Is. A • CLOSING OCT. Clothing, Clothing and (Tats, We are closing out at New York cost for cash the balance of our stock of Clothing, Hats ar.d Furnish ing Goods to retire from the clothing business. We are to give up possession of our store Oct. 1, conse quently our clothing suitable for all sea sons must be sold. As clothing this tall will be higher in consequence of the strikes among the makers North, this is an opportunity to get bargains that should not be missed. Don’t forget clothing for fall and winter as well as for present wear. Suits, Cassimere Pants and Over coats for men or boys. Our fixtures, such as shelving, tables, etc., for sale. Como at once. Chas. Logan A Cos., 153 Congress Street. Hosiery, Domestic and Imported, at less than their value, at B. H. Levy A Bro.’s. Exorbitant Prices Are a Thing of the Past. The days of exorbitant prices are gone. A. R. Altmayer* Cos. have inaugurated the sys tem of sellingtlic bmtuotdf'vthU,i*t nitiiiy. As usual, tlioy lead oiT the first of she season wilh nt nj btirg tin ... Go i:o previous occasion have they presented such an array of ■ri’itehloim bat at in* as those announced for sale this week. The goods displayed are all new and serviceable goods, having lieen received within ttie last two weeks. Those ivlmap predate rent t/rnuinr birgttinn in tune 'lttira. bln good*, should not fall to visit .1 Itmnuet'* Shoe this week. See their advertisement ori sixth page. Thin Goods Must Go. Seersucker, pongee, and alanaca coats ami vests, thin underwear and straw hats, ail to be cleared out at some price or other. Go look at the low figures tbe Famous New York Clothing House, MO Congress street, will give you. You may want to be saving and not buy any more, but it. never is too late to prevent the weakening perspiration under heavy clothing; it may be tbe saving of a doctor’s bill,— Aav. Badly Shaken Up. 1 nu still have ashort lime in which to claim our offered bargains in the remnants of our summer stock of Men’s and Boys’Clothing, Neckwear. Underwear, Hosiery, Hals and Furnishings. Don't think for an instant that heavy clothing will be wanted under at least two months yet—long enough to get your money’s worth of wear out of purchases made r<*w. W'e are desperately in earnest in out selling, as we are reconciled to downright losses us prefer ibte to packing up and carry ing over. Besides, our -tvlcs and vsrletlesof summer goods w ill be suitable for next sen son, or any other future season, being a class of idoi hliig ttiut is never out of stilt, where comfort is the essential requirement. Our I'nlaiindrled Shin Department is worth an inspection, as we know Unit lictier values cannot be obtained elsewhere for the same money. Before ordering anew supply of Shirts for fall and winter use. or paying ex travagant prices for “made to order” Shirts, Oome and see our line line of l.aiiiidried and Unlaundried garments A. Falk A son. Con gress, Whiiaki r anil St. Julian streets, succes sors to 1. L. Falk A Cos. Advice to Mother*. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothlug Syrup should aiw avsbe used when children are cutting teeth, it relieve* the little sufferer at once; it produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving tbe child from pain, and tbu little cherub awakes us “bright a* a button.” It is very pleasant to taste. It soothe* tbe obild, softens tbe trum*. al lay* all pain, relieve* wind, regulates the towels, and i* the Uestknown remedy for diarrhoea, whether arising from teeth lug rthc*r oau*. a lint.tl* ! 3886. 6:36 A. M 72 2:83 p. M 78 10:36 P. M 76 Maximum 79 Minimum 71 (Mean temperature of day 75 I Rainfall 0.03 ST AT I OP Wkathir. ARF ST!LI TRIUMPHANT? . avi r flfteen . ears they have steadily pained in favor, ami with ealoa constant!v increasing oul'the umfed SutM. PO,,U '* r ° oniet throilh - The G quality is warranted to wear twice at ion aas ord ina rv Comet* . We have Ia tel vm troduced the O and K //grades with Extra Lonu oujs/.and wo can furnish them whea preferred. Highest awards from all the World’s great Fairs. The last medal received is for Firtt Degree of Merit , from the late Exposition held at New Orleans. While scores of patents have been found worthless, the principles of the Glove-Fitting have proved invaluable. * Retailers are authorized to refund money, if, on examinalion, these Corsets do not prov* as represented. For sale everywhere. Catalogue free on application. THOMSON LANQDON&CQ.NeffM |Ui|iokQ. ESTABLISHED 9811, CHOICE OLD WHISKIES MJELLCW.ANO DEUCW The peculiar medicinal qualities of Whiskey distilled frum tlie tinest growth of Rye iu the renowned Valley of the Monougahelji, have attracted the attention of the .Medical Faculty in the United States to such a degree auto place it in a very high position among Materia Aledica. Wo beg to invite the attention of connoisseurs to our celebrated fine Olsl> WHISKIES, which we oiler at the following price*, in cne§ containing One l)o/.n jftoules each; Old Reserve Whiskey, - $lB.OO Unrivalled Upper-Ten Whiskey, 15.00 Brunswick Club Whiskey, - 12.00 If you cannot obtain them Whiskies from your Gro cer, wo will. *n receipt of Bank Draft Registered Let ter. or Post Office Money Order, or C.O.D. if deiredl deliver thorn to yur address, by Express, charges prepaid, to all points e.vt of the Minaissippi river; anti by freight to any part of the U. 8. (prepaid). m For EXCELLENCE, PUBITYand EVEN NESS OF QUALITY, the above w Unsur* passed I>v any \Vm*-kicM in the market. They nro entirely FREE FJEOaH AfM'LTER ATION, and p**eoss a uat ur;il flavor and Hu© I tonic properties. These Whiskies .are sold under guarantee to give j periVel MitlsfnctSou ; otherwise to l>e returned at i °' lr expense. Correspondence solicited. H.&H.W.CATHERWOOD 114 So. Front St., PHILADELPHIA. NEW YORK OFFICE-16 BOUTU WILLIAM St WHOLESALE AGENTS, LIPPMAN BROTHERS WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, LIPPMAN BLOCK, SAVANNAH. CEORCIA. i ....... "i foaSProDttct*. Ml HAYMS h ELTOS Foresi City Mills. GRITS. MEAL. BACON. FLO U R. PREPARED FLOUR' —AND - Mill Stuff Generally. GRAIN, HAY, ETC. (foal. COil AND Ml AT REASONABLE PRICES. DIXON & MURPHY. Odin- No Drayton street. Telephone N" 08. Wtiarvca Pri're anrl Fas’ Brunu *tr. f__ _ i'iuKSEBVK~YOUK EY(£B.-It M •|*P£ 1 woiiiloimiil. Hie reputation Hawke* -I’ lui'loi. an.' 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Energy. &c., it has no equal. *S~ The genuine has alwive trade mark and crossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other (O n.ilv v RUOWB (HEJtICAI. (.. BALTIMORE, an Cfertt. j, cilfels t'UY'JtUANS AND UHUGUItHH HtirUMMEND If.