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Tonpayingthe street Xl’HI fAK. UST • ‘ < V P!>< ■ I'KItTY OYYXtTW MVOII AM’II.UX Chn Cimrnrriipp AViili tbe S’reet mh*l Cniiiicd fM mated t>-t <>( 111* l*rl linpmvriiiMii- AVtiut rn> t‘> p-i ij Owner*' -bare M ill He— |>eO lon to U<v tin- street Kr pivttl to be Circulated • o-dl. A conference between i be City Council Conißiitoe on mii'tis and Lanes ami the property owners on Whitaker etieei be- IvieHti |l..i am! Gaston streets was held yesterday afternoon to consider the ie tmvin; of Whitaker street as far south as Css ton. A (terman Thomas, chairman of the Street end Lane Committee, and Alder man Nichols represented the city, lhe property owners present were Col. K. It. Walker. Col. William Garrard, J. B. banssy, Esq., Col. A. H. Kstill, Capt. A. W. iicAipin, and Messrs. C. AY. West., J. W. Tynan, Adam K ssel, John Lynch, ,7. [’,. ilnward and others. Alderman Thomas read the resolution of Council under which the conference was held and submitted an estimate pre pared by the City snivel or of the cost of the proposed improvement. The estimate Is tor toe reps vine of the street with Bheet Ospbalt at the same cost per eqp.aie yard ms the Broughton street pavement, anil includes new curbing, the paving of Mbe sidewalk crossings of the intersecting meets, and the. cost of removing the old pavement and of a AO-inch sewer from Jerry street lane to Gastou street with thirteen catch basins. The estimate was made for the work by section*, the tirst section extending from (Bay to Broughton street, the next Irotn (Broughton to South Broad, the third from Pin, - Broad to Liberty and the fourth section from Liberty to Gaston street. The total estimated cost oi the improve, xuent, including the pavement.of sidewalk crossings, the taking up ot tlie old puve |ne"t, etc., is $34,042 HI. In event a majority of the property owner- petition lor the repaviug ot the Street it is understood that the city wilt pave the crossings and will build the lewer. put in the catch bagins aud l-e --jnV.ve the old pavement. This will reduce Ihe total cost of the improvement about (14,000. The amount to be paid by the city and property owners will be as fol lows: j’rom Bay to Broughton street * 3,(137 05 Jr-m Broughton lo 8 mill Broiol 6i. oet 3.658 25 Fn m Soul ti Broad to Liberty .tree' .. 4.311 88 Fnun Liberty to Gaston street 9.174 00 Total cost oflhe improvement after tit duel ing i lie cost ol street crow Inen, setter and the removing of the old pavement 120,770 25 City's porn n ■ I 0,2*1 41-. ( JP'o|o ty owners • est side of street 6,296 41- 1 iPri'i ert;. ow ners caA side of street a 200 It*. Total 420.771) 25 The cost per front foot in the property rwnets on each side of the street under this estimate will he $2 77. The total cost to toe city including the budding of tbo sewer, paving ihe cross ings and removing the old pavement, will be 120.789 32. Alter submitting 'he Surveyor’s esti jr.ato the conuniit: o invited an expression of views on the part of the properly own ers. There was considerable informal talk and a vote was taken to see whether the property owners desire lhe sheet re paved. They voted unanimously in lavor ot the improvement. Alderman Tlmtuas suggested i hat in order to get at I lie matter those interested siiou'd organize ami ap jioint. a committee to prepaie a petition 10 Council a-king that the improvement bo made under 'he tre> t paving law. A'ting up in iho suggest! in, Mr. O. W. TV.,si w ,s. upon inoiieli ot Col. A. 11. Estill, called hi the chair. The following resold on, i (IVred liy J. K. Sausy, Esq., Vas adopted: ft * r.i., Tnat tbo Mayor sod Aldermen of t'l*- ell i It r- (p:e-ie.d lo have WhiluUcr street pa cd tvo |..iv street io the sonlli side of I.H-ioii -tooi i ilh :i-[ihn t. lie cost of tlio |Minn-’.i.v'M. , is l mat part chargeable to ihe i 'it; i.iet Seliurh-ui Itaii w ay * otn pany. io oe pn.d one-third l*v me city ami two third* hr the re pel-live lot owners propor tional ly to the irouiage on -aid stiet. the city o par for any sewer and all se.wer trap, that may he nere—arj : and also lo put il wi end inaliila-ii l ie street crossings running nor:h and -million each -A.* of Whitaker fir< o', and to remove llie cobble stone pave ment. C I. Estill moved the appointment of a commlt’ee of six.e.t which the chairman of the m etmg should he one, in canvass the property owners, with a view to urging tne improvement. The motion was car ried and the chair announced the com mittee us P Bows: Col. A. H. Kstill, A. It. Hausay. Esq., Col. Wm. Garrard, Cant.. J. IV. McAlpin, Messrs. John Lyech and C. NY Wen. Upon motion Col. Kstill was made chulrman of tee committee. Petitions w ere fire pared and were signed by all present, and to-day the committee will submit them to the property owners. The committee was sub-divided as follows: Messrs. Eslill and Garrard will see the property owners between Bay and south Broad stives, Messrs. West and Mo- Alpln between South Broad and Liberty streets, anil Messrs. Ban*sjr uutl Lynch between Liberty and Gaston. HE WAS NOT POPUIjAU. Tiof. ,T. C. M. J: illnston’s I 'xjifrieiico with Maryland Naval Ciuiots. Prof. J. C. M. Johnston was one ot the faculty of the Georgia Military Academy, under the superintendence of MaJ. 11 J. Burges*. When the gallant Major left Sa vannah he cast his fortunes in Maryland and established the Maryland Military and Naval Academy at Oxford. Prof. John ston became one ol the faculty there. He was not popular yvith the cadets here, and it seems from a recent experience he has had at Oxford that he is not well thought ot there. The Baltimore American of Wednesday has the following: ‘‘Prof. J. C. M Johnston, who was associate super intendent of the Maryland Military and Naval Academy at Oxford, has returned to this city, having severed his con nection with that institution, a dis patch from there tells of tho trou bles in the institution. On last Saturday the head cook* and other ser vant* (put work, claiming that they bad not been paid, and the result was that a hundred and eighty cadets bad to no with out tneir supper. ]\ ur ol the hungry cadets loaded up with pear cider and went to Prof. Johnston’s room, on the sicond floor of the main building. When they Knocked he opened the door. They made at once a violent utliick on hiui. and. after a atruir lc, threw him down. While the. others hehl him, one cadet cut off the professor’s flowing heard with a pair of shears. Then the cadets took their fight. On Sunday titry or more cadets marched down to the Itiverview House, paid sde. each and ate a hearty dinner. In the afternoon peace was est hlished In the kitchen, ami the cooks went back to their pots and pans.” SlSTfcltS-IN-IjtW PAUL OUT, An Ogecclice Woman Who Hid Her Money Under a llice Stuck, Sarah and Mary Morel arc two colored *ister-in-lavv wno live out on the Ogee cbee road. Sarah had accumulated the sum of sl3, and for oate keeping hnd wrapped it up In a handkerchief nnd put It under a pile of rice in her barnvard. On Monday Luontiu. a twelve-ycar-oid daughter of Alary’s, came over to play with Saroh’a children, and while they were in the yard I.ueretia found the hand kerchief containing the sl3 and took it ; noine to her mother, >arah did not miss the money until Wednesday, when stic J found out what bad become ol it. The girl Lucretia, when questioned, admitted hav ing taken the money and given it to her mother, but Mary stoutly denied any i knowledge of it. Sarah come into town ! and had a possessory warrant taken out . gainst Mary through Magistrate Molina, j Constable Sialey,armed with the warrant, j went to Mary and demanded the money, but failed to get it. Lucretia told him that she did not give it to her mother, but threw it awav on ibe roadside. The con stable went with her to find where she had thrown if, but failed tn find It. The girl then told him that if she wasn’t afraid her mother would whip her, “he would tell him w hat she did with it. Upon being questioned she again said that she had taken it home aud given It to her mother. The constable arrested Mary and brought her before Magistrate Moiina, who, upon hearing the evidence, committed her to jail tor not producing the property. A NEW Jim MACHINE. [ .Into Shipped front Savannah to New York to Test it. Interest in the jute question Is reviving. The American Jttle ami Fibre Company of New York has a machine (or preparing jute for market which has lately been per fected, ami of the success of which the company Is extremely sanguine. In (act, j tb"re is now some grounds for hoping that iftbe jute machine problem is not already solved, it is so near solution that it. ts ouly a qu stion of a short time when jute and ramie will be prepared for market bv machinery, and at an expense which will enable the farmers of the South to count jute and ramie among their most profit able crops. Mr. O. . Menetas, of this city, yester day shipped two and a halt tons of jute to the American Jute and Fibre Companv by the steamer Naooocbee, and this will he used to test the machine. If it works satisfactorily it is probable that a ma chine will be shipped at once to this city, and an exhibition of its powers made here lor the benefit of the farmers in this section. Mr, Metielas has two acres ol jute.whteh he cultivated for no other pur pose than to afford the material for jute machines to experiment with. Ho is deeply interested in the jute question, and is extremely anxious for the perfection of a machine that w ill enable the South to make jute one of its great crops. FORT STATISTICS. Vessels Arrived at Savannah During September. The Nkws gives to-day Ihe number of vessels nrtiving at this port for the month of September, with their rigs, nationality and tonnage. The number does not in clude the arrivals at Tyner, but only the vessels which have actually arrived at the wharves, and have discharged and loaded or are loading: Steamships. likr. Br,Schs.Tot'l. American lit) 1 3 11 4! British 8 1 .. ti -jianish 1 .. .. 1 Norwegian It .. H Indian 1 .. .. 1 Gorman 1 1 Total 35 10 3 11 50 The tonnage was as follows: Steam. Sail. Total. Arneman, (5,441 6,283 51.721 British 0.670 662 10.272 Spanish 1,622 ] >32 Norwegian. 2.643 2,r>4:; Italian 576 576 German 499 489 Total 56,933 10.503 67,436 THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Issuing Cards of Admission—The Outlook Tor Opening Day. Superintendent oi Public Schools Baker issued about two hundred cards of ad mission to pupils yesterday. This is a little larger number than was issued on the first day last year, and the number would have been much larger but for the laet that yesterday was the Jewish New Y'ear, and a great many children did not come for their cards thar otherwise would. ! he indications are that the schools will nil he crowded on Monday morning. The Superintendent will bo at his office to-day and to-morrow. The new teachers whoso names and places were announced in yesterday’s News will all begin work on Monday morning. The school board does not meet until the second Monday in October, and the recommendations of the examin ing committee will not, be confirmed un til then. There is no doubt, though, but what the selections of the committee will fully meet the approval of the board. THE CHACKSMKN’S ENEMY. Iho Burglar Alarm and District Telegraph Company. The annual meeting; of the stockholders of the Burglar Alarm and District Tele graph Company was hold last evening at the < ftioe of Messrs, Garrard <fc Meldrim. Col. .1. fl. Kstiil was called to the chair and Mr. I. G. Haas was appointed Secre tary. A majority ot the stock being rep resented the meeting was organized for business. The reports of the officers were read and properly disposed of. The Treas urer's report showed that the corporation is doing well, with a prospect of an lu ce ase in Its revenues. The election for officers resulted as follows: President and Treasurer—C. P. Miller. Secretary—l. G. Haas. Directors—L. J. Guilmartin, P. W. Mel. drim, Andrew Hanley, C. P. Miller and 1. G. Haas. BA VANN \H’S IMG BANKS. Tlicir Capital Compared with Other Georgia Chios. Savannah is always very modest in making claims for prominence in matters ot business, but sometimes the newspa pers of other Georgia cities make such assertions about their respective locali ties that it is necessary lor Savannah to correct them, i.ately an Interior city oas been bragging about its banking capital being the greatest in the State, and on tins point the following resume from the American Bankers Manual for Septem ber may be of interest to those who read tin) romances published about the big cities up the country: The bau k ing cm pi tn I of Savannah is.,sn,2' 5.000 Thai ot Augusta 5.850.1 K o That of Ailanm . 1,100.n0,i A Now Kirin. By an advertisement in this issuo of i be News It will be aeen that .Mr. Hobart 11. Cornwell and >lr. K. B. Chtpinau have formed a copartnership, under tho firm name of Cornwell & Chipman, to carry ou the stove, house furnishing goods, burdware and general tin and jobbing business. Mr. Cblpmuu in a wed known business man, and Mr. Corn we 1 is a son of Mr. George Cornwell, and tins been with the old established house of Weed & Cornwell for eleven years. Oil) rr I'lniio*. Splendid stock of Square and Upright Pianos, hundreds of them sold in tliisclty, giving the best satistaction. First-class material and workmanship, beautiful singing quality of tone, which is not im paired even by constant use. Boid on easy installments. Bcumunnt's Music JJousk. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, OCT JBER 1, 1886. THE NEWS IN THE CITY. GOSSIP FROM THE STREET AND SIDEWALK. Dashes Here and There by the News Reporters Yesterday’s Happenings Told in Brief Paragraphs— Pickings at Police Headquarters. The Savannah Branch of the Irish Na tional League will hold its regular quar terly meeting to-night at Catholic Library Hall. The tue Samuel Winpenny came off the ways yesterday morning. She will be ready to resume her usual trips by to morrow. Coroner W. 1). Dixon held five inquests during October. Allot the deaths were among the colored people, and all were men except one. The Savannah, Florida and Western aud Charleston and Savannah Railway Employes Mutual Relief Association and the shareholders in the co-operative store w ill meet ul the company’s general offices to-night. The City Treasurer announces that the city taxes on real estate, stock in trade, furniture, money, solvent debts, etc., for the third quarter of 1886 are due. A discount of lo per cent, will he allowed it they are paid within fifteen clays after Oct. 1. Ordinary Hampton L. Ferrill received a letter yesterday from Superintendent Powell, of the State Lunatic Asylum, stating that John Frankinstein, who was sent to the asylum about n year ago, was well enough to return home, and would be sent about the first of the mouth. If a!! tiie other property holders on Whitaker street enter inio the plan for putting down a first-class pavement with the same enthusiasm as those present at Hie meeting yesterday did there will be no question that that improvement will be an accomplished fact in a few months. The lltillrling Ones On. Permits for the erection of seven frame and four brick bouses were issued by Clerk of Council Rebaror during Septem ber. There was a considerable falling off' In the number compared with previous months, but builders say that the boom will start again in a week or two. Ail of the permits issu and last month were lor two-story buildings. Burglars at Thunderbolt. The residence of Town Marshal Black at Thunderbolt was entered by burglars on AVedueday night or early yesterday morning, Mr. Black caught the cracks man, whom he recognized as a negro named William Baker. The negro broke loose Irotn bis captor and escaped, leav ing behind In his flight a bag of money which he had seized upon and was about to carry off. The !7a-bor Improvements. The bids for building the jetties and dredging the Savannah river under the government contract were opened yester day at the office ot Gen. Q. A. Gillmore. in charge of the work, in New Y'orb. A dispatch to the Nkws last night, says that ihe contract for the jetty work and dredg ing was awarded to John F. Gaynor, of Fayetteville, N. Y’., who had the contract under the last appropriation. The work will probably bo resumed sometime next month. Death off! on. Albert G. smith. Hon. Albert G. Smith, a prominent citi zen of Bryan county, died at his residence, near Eden.on Tuesday, from paralysis, in his fifty-sixth year. He was buried in the family burying ground near his home •oi the following day. Mr. Smith was a member of the Legislature for several terms, and also a member of the Constitu tional Convention of 1877. He was Clerk of the Superior Court of Bryan county from 1874 till his death, and had been unanimously indorsed for re-election. The deceased wag a brother of Maj. A. 11, Smith, of this city. The .Jewish N-w Y*ar. The Jewish new year’s day was almost universally observed yesterday by the Jewish people. All their places of busi ness were closed. The services at the Mickva-Israel synagogue were unusually impressive, and lasted from 0 o’clock until nearly 1. The music by the syna gogue choir was one of ih chief features. Hot. I. P. Mendes delivered an appropri ate discourse. The blowing of the horn, which is a feature of only two festivals in the Hebrew calendar, was a part of the service. The festival ended at 0 o’clock last night, when many of the Jewish busi ness houses were opened. font Office Changes. The following changes go into effect at the post offlci to-day: Mr. Charles Green, chief mailing clerk, goes on the postal route from Wilmington to Jacksonville, Mr. John F. Rowland, the registry clerk, taking his place In the mailing depart ment. Mr. Howland’s place will be tilled by Mr. Hichnrd Larconibo. Mr. It. 1). Wilkins will till the place of assistant mailing clerk, which was held by Mr. William Cantwell until his resignation a short time ago. Mr. l.arcombe and Mr. Wilkins were both appointed by Pus tin as ter Lamar a few weeks ago, and have been in the office since then learning the workings of the places which they are to fill. Cionrl Month I'or Murrying, The matrimonial market has been on a decided boom during the whole of the past month. One hundred and seven licenses were issued by the Ordinary. This Is by far the largest number ever Issued in one month. The largest number ever issued in a single month previous to the past month was eighty in December, IBS.'). Of the HIT couples that were joined together in Beptember. 91 were colored and 16 were whiles. The majority of the negroes were those that had been married <U i facto for some time, lull, b dog scared by the earthquake and Wiggins’ predic tion. decided to be united by the preacher. Cold Waveou Iho Wing, If W igeina bad predicted a cold wave instead of an earthquake he would have hit It about right. The maximum tem perature at the signal station yesterday was 78 degrees. At 10 o’clock last night it dropped down to 79. The cold wave started way up in the extreme Northwest and swept down over the big Western prairies like a mld-wiuter blizzard. The temperature fell rapidly in the Northwest Monday ni’ght and on Wednesday it was below freezing in Dakota and Minnesota. Yes terday me wave moved low>-r down, and last night it had readied Alabama. Tun weather lias been much cooler since Wednesday. At 10 o’clock last night it was snowing at Marquette, Mich., and mercury was near the freezing point 111 all the Northwestern States. The officer on duty at the signal station said iliat Hie lull force of the wave will hardly he felt here. A Card. Bavannah, Oct.", ISBO. 1 hereby beg to notiiy tho public that I will bo personally In attendance at my Stalls, Nos. 39 and 40. City Market, ou Monday, Oct. 4. to serve my customers tho season’s choicest Beef, Veal anil Mut ton, and to attend orders with prompt ness and eatislaction. C. T. C’OOPKK. B YOKING UP THE TICKET. ThcKnights anil Hearnlar Democrats Hard at Work. The political situation is in statu quo. The friends both of the old ticket and of that nominated at the Court House square meeting are actively at work. Upwards of 100 names were added yesterday to the llstoi registered voters who will support the regular Democracy’s candidates. Messrs. Gordon and Reilly were expect ed to announce their candidacy yester day. They were waited upon by a com mittee of Democrats, hut reserved their answers until to-day. Mr. Hartrldae is In Atlanta and will not be here for some time. It is understood, however, that he will accept. As soon as he can be heard from the ticket will be announced. A meeting of the Knights of Labor Political Club was held lasi night at Tur ners’ Hall and the situation was fully discussed. The Knights are backing their ticket for all it is worth and are de termined to elect their candidate*!. Some of the weak-kneed were taken in hand last night and v-ere bolstered up to sup port the right ticket. The election i3 rapidly approaching and only four days remain in which the canvass must be made. A DEFENSE OF Mis. WILSON. How Ho Came to lie Nominated at Friday Night's Mass Mooting:. Editor Morning yens-. In order to place in the proper light the position of a gentleman who. cun lined to a bed ol ill ness, cannot defend himself, I beg to tres pass on your space. Three respectable citizens, Messrs. Baker, Dixon and Devlm, as a com mittee from tbe Knights of Labor, waited on Mr. John VV. Wilson and informed mm that his name would be presented by that body to tbe mass meeting of the Democratic party as a lit aud proper per son lor Representative. That meeting was regularly called by the Executive Committee of the Demo crat’c party, every preparation wan (iuiy made, the chairman of the meeting him self announced that it had been called by the Executive Committee, and expressing the hope that tne action of the evening would be ratified at the ballot box. That it was a mistake to have called an open air meeting may be true, and that per sons not Democrats may have voted may be equally true, but tbe call tor tbe meet ing was by authority, the proceedings regular, the vote both’by the sound of the voice and on tbe division fairly taken ami the result declared nv the proper officer. The side with which the writer voted was defeated, judgment was rendered against us, but no one has attacked the integrity of the presiding officer or the fairness of his decision. It was under these circumstances,when Mr. Wilson was at home seriously ill, that he was nominated. That he regrets this unseemly contest no one who knows him can doubt, but should he withdraw because a large number of eminently re spectable gentlemen declare that the regularly nominated ticket “is not re spectable?” The writer has known Mr. Wilson from his boyhood. He may ho poor, and with out tbe aid of family influence or corpor ate power, hut be is, and has always been, honest, industrious and honorable. He is a temperance man, in that he does not use intoxicating liquors; but he is op posed to S’ate prohibitory laws, believing ttpit each locality should control its own domestic policy. He is a consistent mem ber of the eburen, but does not obtrude bis view’s upon others. He is a young man, but the years that he has given to the support of his fatherless little sisters and to his struggle in life have cultivated bis heart and strengthened his intel lect. Unaided he has struggled as few young men have ever been forced to do. He would resign his nomination to-morrow if thereby he could allay parly dissensions and prevent the unseemly conflict between capital and labor, provided he could do so w ith honor to himself and justice to others. But for him to say to tne Democratic party, “1 despise your nomination,” and to the Knights of Labor, “Your ticket is not respectable,” would be for him to do that which no good Democrat or fair-minded man would himself do. It is understood that Messrs. Gordon. Reilly and Hartrldge have consented to become candidates. These gentlemen are Democrats, and 60 also are Messrs. Russell, Asbbv and Wilson. The result will be a conflict that should, by all means, lie avoided. Let, then, the Execu tive Committee, which meets to-day, de vise some plan of reconciliation. There ought to lie enough conservatism and pat. riotism left to solve the problem. The writer believes that Messrs. Russel!, Ashby aud Wilson do not wish a nomina nation if unfairly obtained, and that, sinking personal considerations, they, with Messrs. Gordon, Reilly and Hart ridge, would agree to any-lair and hon orable adjustment. Amicus. Law vs. Labor. Editor Morning News 1 . In an ar ticle in your puper ot recent date the writer endeavored to show “that all legislation, as a rule, is more favorable to the workingman than any other class of citizens. Now, while such may bo the in tention of our legislators, who no doubt are all humane men and would tain make ibe path of the workingman easy—for they have sense enough to know that without a contented working class there is no chance of a prosperous condition of trade generally—however, let their intentions be ever so good, what are the facts? At the time of the transfer ot the Atlantic and Gulf railroad to Mr. Plant, when there was quite a large amount due ihe workmen of the road, did they pet their wages in preference to other claims? De cidedly, no. While individual lawyers collected tees amounting to thousands of dollars for very little work, the man who toiled and strained for months in the ser vice of the company, and who helped lo make what was left, and who in all justice should have got a portion, got nothing unt one cent. Where was the legislation in their favor there? The lawyer is a good citizen in bis place, but when he can absorb the wages of 100 workmen without producing any thing beneficial to mankind, and by a few strokes of his |ieu can cause sutl' nog and want anion : the people, he fs not entitled to the support of any workingman, least Of all a Knight of Labor. Consistency. Savannah, (hi.. Sept, 30. lßsti. -—— .. . —.— ■ ■■■ - PAVEMENTS SOUTH OF GASTON. A Citizen IVho is Anxious that Prop, ci'tyTlifltiMNiMial! be Kequircd to ptit 4Belli Down. Editor Morning A firs: I rend with pleasure your article in relation to side walks. Those ot us who have to trudge through the deep sand to got to our homes appreciate nnd approve your editorial. A few public-spirited citizens living smith of Gaston street have paved m front of their houses, hut n majority of the property owners have not. i think the latter should be compelled to contrib ute their share to thu cnin'orts ot city life. There are a largo number of vacant lots, the owners of w inch should at least Improve them by putting down good side walks. A system ot paving in the centre ol thu sidewalk and leaving a gnis* mar gin on each side would he an ecouomical method of providing footways, and it would at least for tho present give the necessary relief. Forsyth. Send your orders for Wood to C. H. SheftaM. Telephone 279. CllOl* STATISTICS Gathered Byflio f-avannah, Florida ami Western ISailway. On Sept. 15 Col. H. S. Haines, General Manager of the Savannah, Florida and Western railway, sent out a crop circular to the agents of the company in all the territory tributary to the railway. The road extends Irom Savannah to Jack sonville, Gainesville and Chattahoo chee, Fla., and Albany, Ga. The follow ing are the questions and the replies: Question—What 1 the condition of the cotton crop as compared with last year? 'f nree agents answer very little planted, one agent answers 50 per cent. leas, sev enteen events answer not as good,twelve agents answer about the same, twenty agents answer better, two agents answer It) per cent, better. (justion—What progress has been made in cotton picking? Twenty agents answer not much, eleven agents answer pretty well up, six agents answer good, nine agents answer very good, one agent answers picked in, four agents answer one-third picked, four agents answer one-half picked. Question —Was more land planted in cotion than last year? Twenty-three agents answer about the same, eleven aients answer yes, eleven agents answer ie?s, two agents answer one-eighth more, live agents answer one third mote, three agents answer 10 per cent. more. Question—Was more land planted in corn than last, year? Twenty-tour agents answer about the same, nine agents answer small increase, sixteen agents answer yes, six agents an swer less. Question—Has there been more corn mime than last year? Ten agents answer about the same, twenty-eight agents answer some more, ten agents answer decidedly more, seven agents answer less. Question —Was more land planted in oats than last year? Twenty agents an swer about the same, twenty-two agents answer not as much, eight agents answer yes, live agents answer uoue planted. Question —Has there been more oats made than last year? Seven agents an swer about the same, five agents answer some more, ten agents answer about one third to one-bait a crop, twenty-eight agents answer less, live agents answer none planted. Question —Was there more land planted in sugar cane than last year? Ktteen agents answer about the same, two agents answer 50 percent, more, three agents answer 15 per cent more, three agents answer 5 per cent, more, twenty nine agents answer less, three agents answer none planted. Question —Has there been more sugar cane made than last year? Six agents answer about the same, one agent answers about 100 per cent, more, one agent answers 50 per cent, more, lour agents answer 15 per cent, more, ten agents answer little more, thirty agents answer less, tbreo agents answer none planted. Question—Was more land planted in rice than last year? Fifteen agents answer about the same, nine agents answer one-fourth more, two agents answer “yes,” fifteen agents an swer less, fourteen agents answer none planted. Question —Has there been more rice made than last year? Nine agents answer about the same, ten agents answer one-quarter more, five agents answer more, one agent answers Held much ißrger, sixteen agents answer less, fourteen agents answer none planted. Question —Has there been sufficient labor? Fifty agents answers there has been, five agents answer not sufficient. There were shipped to Savannah of the crop year ending Sept.l,lßß6, from stations of the Savannah, Floriilnand Western rail way, 50,080 bales. The agents report that they expect to ship of the present crop (iil,i39 bales. Malaria! The very mention of it Is a nightmare! Whoever has suffered from this blighting disease knows what a dread scourge it is, and how it seems almost im possible to eradicate it from the system. Smith’s Bilk Brans will most surely de stroy the germs of Malaria, anil afford permanent relief. Dose one bean. 25 cents per bottle. For sale by all druggists and dealers in medicine, or sent post paid on receipt of price, to any part ot the country. Somo of the l’est Peop'e L.eaviug Their Home#. We were able, yesterday, to assist a stood many people who were moving, by taking entire charge of the handling of tbeir piano. Our men are experts In this line and your Instrument will be safe in their hands. Leave your orders early. Ll’ddkn & Batks S. M. H. To Parent*. Voting Men and tVoruen, This is the season jour minds are naturally drawn towards schools and edu cation. Toe subject as to what depart ment of education will prove most bene ficial is being fullv and deliberately dis cussed. In the. majority nf cases the de cision is in tavor of a practical and useful course of study, the fruits of which can beeariv gathered—a course that enables the possessor to conduct business success lulu. <‘r till clerkships acceptably and profitably. The school ot phonography, bookkeep ing, typo writing, penmanship and telegraphing, conducted during the past two years at 114 Liberty street as a nigbt school, is espe cially devoted to these educational pur poses. The increase in the number of scholars lias made it necessary to open a day school, which, in connection with the old regime, will embrace a thorough, practical course of bookkeeping, based upon actual business transact ons by the student; grammar, arithmetic, composi. lion and business correspondence. For particulars apply to c. S. Richmond, Principal, 114 Liberty street. Just received, a full line white and col ored bordered Handkerchiefs, at Belsing er’s, 24 Whitaker street. Alter (irlttiiK Settled. Let us tune your Piano. Pianos tuned bv the year or single time as you wish. We employ only competent workmen, and your instrument is safe In their hands. We guarantee entire satisfac tion. L. & P>. S. M. H. All the latest styles in Fall Hats, at Belstnger’e, 24 Whitaker street. tiitrdon & Oil worth Preserves atul Jam* at Hired) Bros’. School Notice. It behooves every parent to have their boys decently dressed at the opening of school. The Famous New Vork Clothing House, 140 Congress street, Is on time with a well selecled full stock of Boys’ and Youths’ Clothing. A large assort ment of Knee Pants just, received, to sell separate from suits. We have a lot of blue, fast color Knee Pants Suits worth $6, which will he sold for $0 50. Kail Stilts for Men arriving daily. We manu facture all our Clothing and retail them ai prices other deab rs buy them at. We have a well selected stock’ of new style of Hats, (or Men, Y’outha ami Bovs, at prices way down. We have no fancy fixed up corner store, but our expenses are small, and Uguro our profits accordingly, there fore it Is (or cverybodv’s interest to trade with the Famous, 140 Congress street. German, American and French Cheese ot all description* at Hindi Bn s’. Loriii PnrNonai. Alderman J, R. Sheldon and family re turned last night Irom the North. Secretary I.tllle, of the Mutual Gas light Company, returned last, night from a trip .North. Mr. J. A. Wood, of New York, arrived last evening. His visit is on business connected with the proposed new hotel. A. J. O’Hara, principal ot the St. Patrick’s school, was a passenger on the steamer Naeoocbee. which artived last night from New York. Mr. John W. Wilson, one of the candi dates for the Legislature, who has been sick since Wednesday of last week, was out yesterday for a short time, C. M. Austelle, special agent sent out by the Treasury Department to examine the bids and sites for the proposed public building here, arrived last night trom New York, ana will open the bids to-day. The many friends of Mr. S. Olin Tally, who fora number of years was Cashier of the Merchants’ National Bank, will be pained to learn that he is lying danger ously ill from paralysis Hiid inflammation ot the brain at the residence of his son. on Waldburg street. But little hope of his recovery is entertained. The Morning News had a pleasant call yesterday from Mr. 1). J. Price, chief clerk in the passenger department of the Missouri Pacific and Texas and Pacific railways at Dallas, Tex. Mr. Price is an old havannahian. He lett here twelve years ago for the Lone Star State, which has since been his home. His many friends are glad to see him In Savannah again and learn that ne is doing well in his Western home. Among the arrivals at the Marshall House yesterday were G. Y. Banks, Jr.. Columbus; I). It. Groover, Areola; T. S. Williams, Josuu; L. B. l’erry, J. A. Pea cock, Dublin: ,1. M. Crawford, Lawtou viile; D. Miller, Charleston, S.C.; B, Drew, Hampton.S.C.; U. W.Tennille, Eastman; T. P. Haddock, Jacksonville, Fla. At the Screven House were Thomas AY. Wallace, A. B. Pinnev. E. E. Gallup, G. L. Ely, AVilliam J. E/ar, R. L. Armis tead, Walter Barnett, New York: I. L. Kemper, Baltimore; C. AY. Stegall, Thom asville; AW Albert Jones,Ocala, Fla.; AW B. Spain, Macon; S. F. Mursuall, Ocala, Fia. At the ITarnott House were F. C. Arm strong, St. Louis; J. E. Bulger. Nashville, Tenn.; S. P. Clyce, Bristol, Tenn.; D. ,1. Hastings and wife, Philadelphia; R. G. Burdick, Rock Ledge, Fla.; T. O. Bauks, Atlanta; AY. K. Partridge, Georgia; J. A. Dupong, H. C. Poliitzer. Beaufort, S. C. L. B. Perry, Dublin; Burt Comer, New York. BORSFOKII’S ACID PHOsFHATE fooling Drink. Into a tumbler of ice water put a tea spoonful of Acid Phosphate; add sugar to the taste. .Picture Fr im.-i. We offer the finest line of Picture Frames ever 6hown in Savannah, and we guarantee the lowest prices ever known. We are furnishing some of the finest bouses in the city, and v’e solicit an ex amination of our stock and prices. Ludden & Bates S. M. H. lleyl’M Imported Fiiiuuo, Specially made to our order, containing ail the latest improvements in the art of piano manufacture. AVarranted in every respect. The best low-priced piano made, and solely imported because we cannot provide as good an instrument at such a low price in this country. Sweet singing quality of tone. Keep 6idendidly In order and tune. Schreiner’s Music House. 2J Ml nr-lt Uouif. Concerning a popular hotel in Savan nah, Ga., the Florida Times-Union says : “AVe note from the hotel arrivals as pub lished in tne Savannah papers, that the Harnett House still leads all the other hotels in the city. In tain they have as many as the others combined. There is a good installment of Floridians al wavs registered there.” Kul>y Pianos. These celebrated instruments are too well known to need any recommendation. They are first-class in every respect. Sold on easy terms. Schreiner’s Music House. If you want Wood ot any kind, ring up C. H. Sheftall, the wood dealer, ann give biman order, and see bow quickly your order will be filled. Telephone No.d^O. A full lino of Full Neck AVear, and Four n-Hands a specialty, at Belsinger's, 21 AA’hitaker street. Full line of imported and domestic Liquors at Hirreh Bro?’. if you want your Wood orders tilled promptly send them to C. H. Sbeftail, Telephone 279. liASf CHANCE To Get Fine Clothing lor Almost Noth ing. Our remaining Summer Stoek must he and a posed of as we have a Fall Stock of Gents’, Youths’, and Boys’ fine stylish suits on t.e way and arriving that will astomeh the na tives. Thin Suits, Summer Soils, Sn mm cl* Underwear, Summer Neckwear, Summer Hosiery, Hi is, etc,, etc., Cdde and Ends. must travel the r- ad ihat low prices opens to 'he public. Come quick and grab this oppor tunity. The Clothing Palace, 101 ContfreftH f*fre*c, B. II Lkvy <& Bro. Red, blue and green double-faced Um brellas at $4, at Belsinger’s, 24 Whitaker street. lvofhcr Fat Sausage, smoked and pickled Beef, at llirvch Bros’. If you have never tried C. H. Sheftall, the wood dealer, give him your next or der for Wood, and you will be pleased. Telephone 270. Large or small buyers ot Wood, buy your Wood trom C. H. Sheftall, Tele phone 279. Tit© Brown Cotton (iln Is •* V No. l.”--It I* rerfct. Has all the latest improvements and is delivered free of all charges at any acces sible point. Send to Company at New London. Cpnn., for catalogue or ask your merchant to order one for you.— Ado. Open Front Shirts a specialty, at Bel singer’s, 24 Whitaker street. Storekeeper, it will be to your Interest to give C. H. Stioltnll your orders for Wood; try him once and you will not re gret it. Telephone 270. flt-gi ding Slid ItsiiovAMtlg, We can repair or rogild old ti-umes, fur nish new glas'-. In fact, can do any kind of work on Picture Frames. And kei p in stock Picture Wire anti Cotd. Honks, Natl*. Screw Eyes, anil nil materials needed in hanging or framing plenum*. Give us a call. Ludpkn A Bates S. M. H. I 114 }Votl4 r N Column. The Peoplo’sor Cheap Advertising Col umn in the Morning Nkws oilers the best medium for advertising wants, lor sale, to let, lost, toun l, rooms, board, and small trade and business notices. Thu charge Is ouly onk cent a word for eacb insertion. We have a letter department for the use oladvertlsers. ||^J Absolutely Pure. This powder never tai-iss. a ma rV i ,v Purity, strength and wholceomenesa. Wnr. economical tnan tb® ordinary kinds, and not be sold in competition with tho multitmii of low te3t, short weight alum or iihosoh.',, powders Siihl nn'y in iiOTiL liin., Towekb Cos, Km Wall street. New York. 3 -Sl'-tte*. GOOKINGSTOVES The Cotton Plant, IRON KING AND SOUTHERN CIRL ARE THE MOST POPULAR Cooking Stoves IN THIS MARKET Splendid bakers. Durable and economical in FUEL. Consequently the 15 SSisS'X' STOVES TO BUT. Intending purchasers will save money by calling on us or writing ns for prices before purchasing elsewhere. John fi. Douglass &Cos„ 161 Broughton &t., Savannah, - - (*a. JUcDtral. The easy, elegant, anil effective method of cleansing the system when IsiSi ns or eostive, and of eit i g ha biinitl constipation and kindred iiis, is to use tiie PLEASANT LIQUID FRUIT REMEDY, MANUFACTURED ONLY BY TIIE CALIFORNIA FIG STROP COT SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. For sale in SOc and $1 bottles by all ths lead ing retail druggiot. of the United Slates, LIPPMAN BROS., Whole* aio A Rents at Savannah, Ga. LIPPMAN’S PYRftFUGE, Tiie Great (hill anti Fever Cure, LIPPMAN BUUS., Who'esnle Druggists, Prohuetors Savannah, Ga IP'OK ALL the various Malaria 1 Disorders I that so innnv ure Mioject to. Ir promptly cures anri er dicatcs fever and Ague, or In termittent F:ver, Chills ;md Fevei, Dunili Ague. Malarial Fevor. end a I disease* arising from Mitlsnal Poisoning. Pi ic .>• <•.. per 1 otfch*. This medicine is a sure cure l< r Malaria snd l‘hills and Fever, and has oeen kept before tho public twenty-one years by ita prwnt pro prietors. r.very store in the IS aes of Geor gia, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama, more or less, has sold LI PPM AN'S PYKA -1 MF. and It ha* always given •atlsfietiOD, CarrtßQfg and BugrttPO. D. A. ALTICK & SONS. Cor. Broughton and W. llroud Sts., Savannah, Ga., HAVE conut-antly on Laud tho FINEST STOCK of Carriages, Buggies, Phaetons, au<l Wagons Ever offered in this market. Call and ex amine. Clrrtnc T3s>lt*>. Electric Belt Free! To introduce It and obtain agents wm tor tho next (ill days give away, free of charge, in eachoountv in the U. s. a limited nurouerol our German Electro Galvanic .-uspensorr Bel's price ft; a positive mid unfailing our* for Nervous Debility, Vanoocele, Emissions, lmnoiency, etc. ItcuOO toward paid if every Belt we manufacture does not generate a gpuuino electric curront. Address at once ELECTRIC BELT AGENCY, P. O. Box ITS, Brooklyn, N. Y Pauita. KISSIMMEE CITY BANK, Kissimmee City, Orange County, Fla CAPITAL #50,000 npiIANHACT a regular banking business, J. Give particular attention to Florida col lections. Correspondence solicited. Issue Ex olusge Ot) Now fork, New Orb an-*, feavan nub and Jacksonville, Fla Resident Agenli for Coutls A Cos. nud Melville, Evans A Cos., ol London, England. New York corresponds®** TheSenbonrd Naitonal liauk.