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OLD BURYING GROUNDS.
BESTING PLACES OK SOME Ol'
SAVANNAH S KAULY DEAD.
The Old Jewish Urmetery at F/iciory
Street and Wllsou Street Laiit-TI
Burial Place of the Sheftallr, IleLyon*
and Aooataa ToDilntonri Shattered
Hurluc the Bninhardmeut of the City
in Rernluliouary Day* A Scene ot
Ruin ami Decay.
Among the old landmarks and nlaces
made interesting by the lapso of
time tliat exist in and about Savannah,
there are few over which as many years
have passed as the old Jewish cemeteries
in the western part of the city. On the
corner ol Factory street and Wilson street
lane is a piece of ground about •AY by 40
yards, inolosed by a high brick wall, over
which it is almost impossible to see, and
w hich is fast crumbling to pieces. To the
passer-by, who takes the trouble to look in
through the gate, there is nothing visible
but a mass of grass and weeds, the tops
of which can be seen above the wail. This
is what is known as tho “Old Jewish
Cemetery.”
OVEK A CENTURY AC.O.
It was laid out for a burying ground
considerably over a century ago, when
that part of the city which is now built
up was a mile out In the country.
Among the early settlers who came to
Georgia during Gen. Oglethorpe’s time
was Benjamin Sbeltall witn his wife
Perla and two sons, Levi and Mordecai.
Mr. Sheitall was a Prussian from Frank
fort. He landed here July 11,1700, and
was one of theoilgiual pioneers iti laying
out the city. A few years after he settled
here his wife died and was buried at a
point which is now somewhere between
the corner of South Broad and Whitaker
streets and the Independent Presbyterian
church, but which was then outside of
the city limits. Benjamin Saeitall died
ou Oct. 3, 17C5, and was buried the next
day in the old cemetery, wnicb was laid
out by his son Levi as a burial place tor
the Sheftails’ the OeLyons and the
Acostas, and there are none interred in
it but those bearing one of these names.
GIVEN CP TO WEEDS.
By pushing aside the weeds which have
grown so thick and rank as to be almost
iniDeuetrable there could be seen the old
and time-worn tombstone which was put
up to mark the last resting place of Ben
jamin Sheitall. Ciose study reveals
the letters iorming his name and
the dates of his birth and death. But
little of the stone remains, the most of it
having been broken off by a shell in tho
bombardment ot the city during the revo
lutionary war.
The cemetery is entirely filled with
graves, and on the tombstones may be
traced the names of Levi Sheftail, Abram
IfeLyon, a man who figured prominently
in the politics of the Slate three-quarters
ot a century ago, Mordeoui and Abram
J. DeLvon and others who wi re all well
known in their time. Toe last person
buritd in the cemetery was Col. Isaac
DeLyou, who died abouqtwenly-tive years
ago.
TIIK NEW JEWISH CEMETERY,
On June IH, 1773, 1 acre, 2 roods and 14
perches ot laud situated in Garden lot 22,
west, was donated by Mordecai Sheftail,
to lie used as a burying ground for all per
sons proteesing the Jewish religion, and
!for erecting a synagogue. Tho congrega
tions ot Charleston, London, Mew York
and Newport were made trustees of this
property. A part of this niece or land, 40
by 50 feet in size, which is inclosed by a
wall 10 feet high, and can now be de
scribed as being on Wilson street lane,
about 100 yards from tno old cemetery
and adjoining the Arkwright cotton fac
tory. lorms what is known as the Dew
Jewish cemetery.
The first person buried in this cemetery
was Mordecai Sheitall, on July ti, 1707.
Mr. Shettuil was a remarkable man in ms
day and was n stroug upholder of the
rights of the colonies during the revolu
tionary war. The Charleston paper of
July 17, 1797, has the following to say of
him:
A REMARKABLE MAN.
“Died, in Savannah, on the evening of
the 6th, Mordecai Sheitall, Esq., aged 67.
lie was an active Magistrate, exercising
the duties of his office without the fear of
offending any; a steadyopposer of any in
novation where religious or civil freedom
was likely to be affected. Ot the various
stations which in the course of Providence
he was called upon to lil), he discharged
the functions with ability and reputation.
In his domestic relations bo possessed all
loose qualities widen adorn humanity
and render social Itm a blessing, lie was
polite without affectation, charitable
without ostentation, condescending in
manners, candid out independent in sen
timent. By tne death of this worthy
character, his bereaved family have lost
a faith!ul and affectionate counselor,
guardian and protector.”
The new cemetery is well filled with
tombstones and covered with Hebraic in
scriptions bearing the names ot some ot
Savannah's old-time citiz -ns.
“COCKED HAT” BHKKTAI.fi.
Among tho names Is that of
Sbeftal! Sbeltall, son ot Mor
decai Sbeltall, aud a noted char
acter n half century azo. He was
commonly known as "Cocked Hat” Shef
tull, from the tact that he always wore the
old continental uniform.
This is also the burying place of Jacob
Nunez Cardoza, who (or many years was
editor of the Southern Patriot, of Charles
ton. Here also is buried Isaac Cohen,
who for many years was ono of Savan
nah’s most prominent merchants. The
laet person burled here was Mr. Conrad
E. Byck, in 1875.
The old cemetery will certainly never
be used again, and It is doubtful if the
bow one is. Altogether tuey a;e places
of considerable Interest, though their ex
istence even is doubtless unknown lo
many. Tbe facts concerning them were
obtained from un inspection of the family
papers of Mrs. Perla Solomons, wile of
Mr. Lizar Solomons and a great-gran
daughter ot Benjamin Sheftail, Esq.
iMAUSHAL WADE’S REMOVAL.
He is Not Inclined to Say Much
About It.
A special dispatch to the News from
(Maoon says that United States Marsbul
■Wade was seen yesterday and questioned
in regard to his dismissal. He said there
•were no oircuumaucos connected with it
of puLlic interest beyond the laot that ho
■was suspended and had not resigned the
office. His manner whs brief and he
seemed disinclined to talk about it, and
when he said that he hud been expecting
It for the past year, there was just a luii.t
suspicion of eoreness in bis manner.
It was reported here some months ago
that Marshal Wade had writton a resig
nation and placed it In the hands ol a
friend. Indications then pointed to Cos).
L. M. Lamar, of Hawklnsville, obtaining
tbe place, but there were other applicants
for the position. Current rumor bud it at
that lime teat Lamar should succeed him
aud Col. Wade's frieud.it was under
wtood, was to bold the resignation by di
rection of the Marshal until It became
plum who was ahead in the race for the
place.
Col. Wade was appointed Marshal
•bout two years ago. The Marshal’s
salary 1* derived from foes. The Southern
filS'riot of Georgia has two division-, but
the Marshal’s leoa truth both courts, at
havannuh and Macon, are not enormous.
A Marshal has ibe powor to appoint
almost any number ol Deputy Marshals,
Whose pay is also feus. At printout there
fs one Deputy Marshal lu Savannah and
four in Macon.
JACK ON A LAKH.
Ho Picks I p a Mail YVagon anil
Takes a Turn About Town.
A little before 8 o’clock last night tne
mail wagon was stolen from Bay street
lane in the rear of the post office. Tne
driver left his horse standing in the lane
by the piatform from which the bags are
loaded into the wagon, and went into the
pest office. Fifteen or twenty minutes
later when the mail was made up and
ready to no the driver went out to help
load it. Neither horse nor wagon was to
be seen, and no one on the street had
seen the team.
Very little time was left to catch the
train, and a hurried search was made up
and down tbelaneand along Drayton, Bay
and neighboring streets. There was no
time to lose, and a messenger was sent to
a livery stable for another horso and
wagon, lust then a team turned north
into Drayton street around Christchurch.
I lie horse was traveling as if it only had
tvto minutes to reach a mail train a mile
off.
Jerry Sulilvan, the janitor of the post
office building, heard tbe wagon rattling
over tho stones, and, as the driver turned
into the Bay, Air. Sullivan tried to
head him off'. Tbe rotund janitor,
however, cannot run quite as fast
as a mail wagon steed. .Some persons
wno were on the street took in tho situa
tion and got in trout of the horse. The
driver turned his team around quickly
and started back, but the horse’s head
was seized by Mr. Sullivan. Tne next
minute the driver was pulled out on the
ground and asked for an explanation.
Some whispered that he was a cowboy
from tho Indian show, and one or two
timid parties backed off so as not to be in
the way of the bullets in case the high way
man should attempt to puncture his cap
tors. Much to the surprise of ail, the
prisoner, instead of defying the whole
crowd, declared that they were his
friends, and he hoped they would not
think hard of him tor borrowing tne
wagon and taking a drive. He said that
he was passing along Drayton street and
saw the horse standing in the lane and no
one watching.
The man implored to be let, go and not
banded over to the police. He was ques
tioned closely and proved to be drunk.
Alter being detained for a tew minutes
he was let go, and he started off on a run.
He did not say who ho was, but he was
believed to boa sailor.
FORTUNE TELLER CAUGHT.
Peter Moultry, a Negro Mind
Header, Behind the Bars.
I’eter Moultry, a colored astrologer,
mind reader and fortune teller, will be
before the Police Court this morning to
answer the charge of stealing a pocket
book from Edward Lawton. Peter is a
big veaiv specimen lrequently seen In
Johnson square.
When any one approaches, .Moultry
shrugs his shoulders and Is apparently In
the middle of a rheumatic spasm. A
lavorite game of his is to loaf around and
catch unsuspicious members oi his own
race. Lawton was such an one, and
Moultry offered to tell his fortune for a
quarter. When the future was unrav
eled, with its glorious panorama ot a big
prize iu tbe lottery, no work, watermelon
every clay in summer and chicken all the
year rouud, Lawton seemed momentarily
satisfied; but when he discovered that
his pocketbook containing the 76c., which
was all he had to buy the lottery
ticket with, was gone, he suspected
Moultry was a fraud. Lawton threatened
to have him arrested, but Moultry de
clared that if a policeman should attempt
to arrest him he would send him to sheul
by magic.
Several days elapsed before Moultry
was seen by the police. Officer Uartlgan,
of the Ocean Steamship force, captured
the magician and took him to tbe bar
racks, Moultry not making the slightest
effort to carry bis ihreat into execution.
EVIDENCE AGAINST FIUZER.
No Doubt That He is the Slayer of
Richardson. ,
The county authorities stated last night
that they bad found plenty of evidence
during the day to prove that Henry Bryan
alias Siah Brown is Sykes Frazer, the
murderer of John Bichardson. The evi
dence did not appear hard to get, as some
ot the trusties about the jail recognized
Bryan, and declared positively that they
kuew him at the time of the murder and
that he then called himself Frazer. For
himself Frazer says nothing. It is al
leged that some officials have known of
Frazer’s presence in tbe city lor six
months, and one county official stated yes
terday that he knew three or four years
ago where Frazer was iu South Carolina,
but would not bother about getting him
fit cause the county would not pay the ex
pense.
TH K RICOH A BITES.
The Order Growing and New Tents
to lie Instituted.
At a regular meeting of Georgia Tent
No. 161, Independent Order of Rechabites,
held last evening, the following officers
were elected lor the ensuing term:
S. J. 8. Evans.
C. It.—P. B. Finney.
1). It.—C- O. Godfrey.
I’. C. It.—B. H. Webster.
It 8. —Charles H. Shettall.
T. —Thomas H. Laird.
F. S.—Louis Roberts.
1. G.—J. W. Evans.
O. G.—S. R. Harris.
L.— H. 11. Morgan.
C.—Fred Chandler.
The order is growing splendidly, and
tents will soon be instituted in Macon,
Augusta and Atlanta.
hoe Hall Jorttnse.
Billy Taylor has reaohed Havana, Cuba.
Watkins has sigued a oomrnot to man
age the Detroit team in 1887.
Baldwin was the best winning pitcher.
Ho won 42 out ol 55 games. Steiumyer
won 22 out ot 41, including one lie came,
and Radbourne won 27out of 57. Welch,of
New Y'ork, won 33 and loßt 22. Shaw, ol
Washington, won 13 aud lost 30 games
during the season.
Anson has closed his eleventh season,
Uroutbers has been in tho League seven
seasons, Connor seven, Gore eight, White
eleven, O’Rourke eleven, Dulrympienine,
Hines eleven, Kelly nine, Dunlap six,
Rowe seven. Button, Morrill aud Burdock
eleven. Hornung eight, Richardson eight,
Whitney six, Bennett eight, Ewing six,
Burns, Gillespie, Wood, Hanlon, Gr
hardt, Irwm and Welch seven, William
son. Ward and McCormick nine, Dorgan,
Farrell, Glasscock, Flint and Uilligau
eight, Denny, Radbourne aud Weidwun
six.
Be Was Watching the Show.
A colored boy named William Burke
was pushed off a lenoe at the Indian show
last night and sprained a leg. Ho was
unable to walk, and he was taken to the
barracks in a wagon. Dr. Brandt at
tended him und ordered him to be re
moved to the Georgia Infirmary this
morning. Burke’s accident started a re
port that a man had been shot.
I h • Soprnlis Court.
Tho Supreme Court will take up appeal
cnseafroin Chatham county to-duv. There
are seventeen cases on the docket lrorn
the Superior Court and eleven rates from
the City Court. Capt. George A. Mercer,
Solicitor General Fleming dullignuu,
Messrs. J. It. s.ussj, J*. vV. Melililm, 8,
B. Adams aud It. (J. £**/*.l*Jt text filth*
lor Atlanta.
SAVANNAH MORNING MEWS: TUESDAY', OCI ;BER 20, ifooo.
A BROKER'S LOSS.
An Interesting Case Decided by the
Courts.
Quite an interesting case came up for
trial yesterday morning before Magistrate
.Molina, the tacts of which are as follows:
On Aug. 16 Mr. Isaac Hymes, of this
city, went to Capt. Henry Blun with a
letter from bis brother, Mr. Bennot
Hymes, who lives in New Y’ork, stating
that he wished to sell fifteen shares of
Central railroad stock. Capt. Blun agreed
to take the stock, which was then selling
at 99, but it was not delivered.
Capt,. Blun sold the stock to another
party, and on Aug. 19 went to Mr. Hymes
and told him that ho wished to have it
transferred. Mr. Hymes refused to trans
fer the sock. and Capt. Blun, iu order to
fulfill his contract with the other party,
was compelled to buy fifteen shares, the
stock at that time selling at 104, or an ad
vance of $5 per share.
Suit was entered by Capt. Blun against
Mr. Rennet Hymes for the recovery of the
$5 per share, amounting to $75, which he
had lost by Mr. Isaac Hymes refusing to
deliver the stock when called upon to
do so.
Magistrate Molina decided that, accord
ing lo the statute of frauds, section 1590
ot the code, the plaintiff had no right, to
recover, as the amount Involved exceeded
SSO and tho contract was not made in
writing. In accordance with this deci
sion the case was non-suited.
COL III' OK ORDINARY.
Letters of Administration Granted
anil Estates Settled Up.
Tho Court of Ordinary adjourned yes
terday for the October term, and will meet
again Nov. 1. Applications were filed as
lollows: By the executors, to reopen the
estate of Edward C. Anderson and allow
ibe sale of certain real estate for distri
bution; by C. A. Keitze, for per
manent letters of administration
on the estate of l’aul Mar
tens; by Mrs. Frances It. Genkens, for
a year’s support lor herself and maid from
the estate ot John Genkens (appraisers
weje appointed); by John C. Taylor, ad
ministrator. tor letters dlsmissory on the
estate of Charies Yan Horn; by Jere
miah Sullivan, tor permanent letters of
administration on the estate of Mortimer
Shea; by Herman J. Meyer, administra
tor, for letters dismissory on the estate ot
Herman Meyer.
The will of Daniel Lee was presented
for record. The following estates are
ready for final settlement: Mary E.
Cullen, Felix S. Prendergast, John Ryan.
Michael P. Murtagh and Mrs. Ann Davis,
Maj. Jordan F. Brooks, county adminis
trator; also the estate of C. K. Gilbert,
Eugene F. Gilbert, admluietrator.
Eugene Labicbe presented an applica
tion and was granted temporary letters
of administration on the estate of Michael
J. Heffler.
Appraisers were appointed to divide
and set aside twelve months’ support from
the estate of James Mendel for Mrs. An
nie Mendel.
Tbe following cases will come before
the Ordinary next term: Application for
letters of administration on the estates of
Dr. P. li. Coker. Alex. Armstrong, Sarah
E. Frierson, George H. Broughton.
THE Y. M. C. A.
The Association to Move to the Ovid
Fellows’ Building This Week.
The Y'oung Men’s Christian Association
will occupy its new rooms in tbe Odd
Fellows’ buildingon Friday, and will have
one of the most available locations in
the city It will occupy four rooms on
the south side of tbe building, facing Tel
fair Place, so arranged that they can all
be thrown together. The room on the
southeast corner will be the reading
room, and next to that the assembly
room and parlor. The General Sec
retary’s office will also ad
join the reading room. The asso
ciation will use the malu hall on the
third floor for public meetings, and at an
early day will establish a gym
nasium. Under the management of
General Secretary Frater, the assooiatlon
is securing a thorough organization. Its
reading room is supplied with all the
leading papers and magazines, and it has
the nucleus of a library which is being
continually added to. In its new rooms
it will be well equipped for work.
AT THE THEATRE,
Milton Nobles To-night and To-mor
row Night—Strogoff Coming.
Milton Nobles in “The Phoenix” will bo
the attraction at the Theatre to-night.
“Tbe Phauiix” is Nobles’ great play. In
it be has made bis name. The amusement
public does not need to be told what it Is.
.Mr. Nobles is this year supported by a
strong company, and he is assured a full
house on opening night here. To-mori'ow
night he will preseot “Love and Law.”
The piece is an ingenious work. There
are many excellent characters, and all
are dettly wrought.
Mr. Frank L. Murray, business mana
ger of tbe “Michael Strogoff” and Minuet
Carnival Company, Is in the city arrang
ing for the appearance of the company
here Friday and Saturday nights anil
Saturday matinee. This will be the first
pertormanoe of “Miohael Strogoff” In Sa
vannah. The spectacular feature of the
play, which has been added this year, is
one ot its great attractions. The com
pany carries thirty-live people and two
carloads ot scenery.
Mr. R. O. Gilroy, In advance ot Miss
Adelaide Randall, is in tbo oity arrang
ing for the appearance of the Bijou Opera
Company next week. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 are
the company’s dates. The company has
a full orchestra and chorus, over thirty in
all. The “Bohemian Girl” will be put on
Monday night, Audrau’s new comic
opera “The Bridal Trap” on Tuesaay
night, “Mikado” possibly Wednesday
matinee, aud “Chimes of Normandy” or
“The Princess of Trebizonde” ut night.
“The Bridal Trap” is full of catchy
airs. The composer, ii mil be remem
bered, gave “The Masco ” to light opera.
Some ol tbe songs ace pel-loot gems. The
other operas are well known and very
popular.
Th* (Tflou* Company.
The raembors of the defunct “Creole”
Company lett the city yesterday, nearly
all going to Now York. Miss Lillian
Lewis wont to Chicago. She will proba
bly play through the South at cheap
prices after the regular season closes
next spring. Her repertoire will include
“Frou Frou,” “Camille,” “Article 47,”
“Lady Audley’s Secret,” and other plays
which have to be elegantly dressed.
Ml*. I.ewia Tbank. lli Ford*.
Editor Morning Eeics: Through the
columns ol your bright paper will you
lot me thank the Ford Association for its
generous courtesy to my company and
myself during our stay in Savannah. It
is our earnest aud sincere wisn that no
member of that association, for the fos
tering of the art dramatic, in journeying
throu/h Hie mav find streams of fortune
•o deep and dark he ennnot ford tneni. U
af fords mo great pleasure to sign myself,
fraternally, LlfifilAN Lewis.
Would Not lUvn ItuctigDlZHl Him.
Nicolas Scederlok’s best triomJ would
not buvo ruKsgulzed him lust night when
he went to tho Ixar racks. He had been in
n light with r. .Minot und I’eter Samp v*
iu a houseoa Bryan street, aud the broth
ers had k<o!...u Scedonck’s lace pretty
closely with knives. Tue Samsons were
arrested bv P-*"oetnan Sevikaa
THE NEYVS IX 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.
Two patients were received at the Sa
vannah Hospital yesterday and six at St.
Joseph’s Infirmary.
The County Commissioners inspected
the work on tho new jail yesterday, and
found that it is being pushed more rapid
ly than it was a few weeks ago.
A marriage license was issued yester
day at the Ordinary’s office to Adam
Rountree, whose colored face is furrowed
by 83 summers and winters. Mary
Bowers, the bride, is 38.
The Council Committee on City Exten
sion will meet the property owners hold
ing property east of Bull street in the
southern extension at the Exchange at 4
o’clock this afternoon to confer in regard
to the opening of new streets.
During the performance at the Indian
show last night some excitement was
cautfed by the reported shooting of a ne
gro boy by Nevada Ned. The boy, it
seems, picked up a rifle and tried to make
off with it. N. Ned. to frighten the
boy, drew a pistol and fired a blank cart
ridge. 'The boy dropped the rifle and es
caped. The manager stated from the
stage that no one was hurt.
J. R. Saussy, W. M. of Solomon’s Lodge,
Thomas Ballutityne, Bast Master, and A.
C. Harmon, W. M. of Z rub babel Lodge,
Joseph Bartlett, W. M. ol Clinton Lodge,
and W. C. Neidlinger, W. M. of Landrum
Lodge, left last night lor Macon to attend
the meeting of the Grand Lodge, which
convenes there to-day. Col. J.H. Estill,
Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge,
is now in Macon and will aiso he present.
KIVEK AND HARBOR NEWS.
Gleanings Among the Shipping and
Along the Wharves.
The steam tug Republic will go up on
the ways to-day for a general overhauling,
Messrs. Wilder A Cos. cleared yesterday
the German steamship Etna lor Liver
pool with 6,665 bales of upland cotton,
weighing 3,232,985 pounds, valued at
$295^938.
The British steamship Wolviston was
cleared by Messrs. A. -Minis & Sons tor
Liverpool with 4,45n bales of upland cot
ton, woigbiug 2,172,086 pounds, valued at
$207,347 18.
The steam yacht Augler, Lieut.
Carter’s steamer tor the use of the engi
neer corps, went up on AViillnk’s murine
railway yesterday for repairs, her pro
peller having become loosened.
The steamer r-eminole arrived last
nigut from Bluffton, l’ort Royal and
Beaufort. She laid over at the latter
place one trip for the purpose ot having
some repairs made to her boilers.
The steamer Ethel camedown off Jones’
ways last evening, after having been
thoroughly overhauled. Bhe will proceed
to her whart and load lor Cohen’s Bluff,
resuming her place on the route this even
ing.
Mr. A. A. Howlett has sold his interest
in the government contracts tor river im
provements at this port to his former col
leagues, Messrs. Gaynor and Green.
They will begin work ou the jetties about
Venus Point on the first of next month.
The board ot survey on the damaged
cargo of the steamship Lancaster made
its report yesterday morning and con
demned 2,000 bales of the cargo to be sold
immediately for the benefit of all con
cerned. The sale will take place on
Thursday morning by auction.
The Norwegian bark Daphne was clear
ed yesterday by .Messrs. Holst & C. for
London with 1,866 casks of spirits tur
pentine, measuring 90,961 gallons, valued
at $32,631 75, and 1,408 barrels of rosin,
weighing 641.350 pounds, valued at $2,-
417 43. Total valuation ol cargo $34,-
949 18. Cargo by Messrs. Paterson,
Downing & Cos.
The British steamship Mozart is still
aground on the Garden banks, where she
has been lor the past three days. She has
a bad list to starboard aud is iu a bad
position lor the navigation of the river.
She was beiug lightered all day yester
day of her coal and some of her cargo.and
it is very probable that she will come off
to-day. A survey will be called on her
betore she proceeds to Venus Point.
Saturday night tho brig Robert Dillon
was auchored opposite the Market dock,
when tho little schooner Juno drilted out
and got athwart the bow of the brig. She
hung on the brig’s anchor chains and,
careening, tilled with water. A line was
slipped to toe stern of the schooner aud
she was floated over into tne marsh. The
Captain claims that his cable was cut,
which caused her todrnt away lrorn the
dock.
The house flat belonging to the United
States engineer corps was sunk on the
opposite side of tbe river some time during
Buuday night. It is supposed that alter
the tide went down she got hung on a
sunken pile and careened and sunk. Ef
forts were made during yesterday to raise
her, and she was partly righted, but not
floated. The flat had been used as sleep
ing quarters by some of tbe under em
ployes of the engineer corps, aud their
bedding is pretty well soaked.
A ludicrous accident occurred yester
day afternoon at the Exchange slip. A
negro came down the slip holding a dog
hv the collar, and, holding on to the col
lar, plunged the animal into the water
for the purpose oi washing the canine.
In some way the dog slipped his head
through the collar and scampered up the
bluff. ’The negro lost his balance and lell
into tbe river, where the deg lett him
floundering in the water. He was fished
out by a number of men on tbe dook, and
was pretty badly soared. He went off
vowing vengeance on “dat dog.”
Local Personal.
Cant. Dlok Roper, formerly of tho Mo
bile Rifles aud well known to tho military
In this oity, has been appointed Sheriff of
Mobile. Capt. Roper has many iriends
in Savannah.
Among tho arrivals at tho Pulaski
House yesterday were J. H. Bruce aud
wife, Orlando, Fla.; Campbell Clark,
Newark, N. J.; James McFadden, Phila
delphia; Edwin P. Frost, M. 8. Lawton,
1). J. Forlaw, Charleston, 8. C.; William
Wiechmau, E. D, Hatton, Harry P. Tal
muge, New York; I. M. Kelly, Boston.
At tho Marshall House were Mrs. F,
Merriam, Boston; William Pruttes, Chi
cago; F. P. Register and wile, Kllavllle,
Fla.; Miss Mallory, Springfield; If. A.
Gorborougb, Dublin; J. C. Humphreys,
Stockton; \V. 8. Mallard. B. T. Sinclair,
Darien; J. R. Powell, M. U. Merritt,
Hazlehurst.
At the Harnett House were William T.
Burrows and wife, Meadville, Pa.; Joseph
C. Curtis, Brooklyn; Richard Bryden,
Boston; Q. A. Wilson, Egypt; Thomas
White, New York; D. M. Plunders, Nash
ville, Tent).; W. B. Gale and wife, St.
Johnsbury. Vt.; James Williamson, New
York; D. J. Hastings, Philadelphia.
At the Screven House were It. G. I.ang
liam, Louisville; A. Gray. Evansville;
\V. If. Croobr, Atlanta; R. H. Bryan,
New York; W. P. Carmichael. Augusta;
W. P. Shad bolt and wile, R. V. Johnson,
New York; Wm.C.Collins, I’biladelphla;
I). H. DeUuum, New York.
Ijuvali *V I* • itlmor*.
For Stoves, Ranges aud House Furnish
ing Goods go to Lovoil A Baltimore. They
are having a regular boom on Acorns,
New Records, and Farmers (iirls. These
stoves and ranges when examined never
fail to please. For salo here only by
Lovell A Baltimore, Hardware and ijto v <
WsWi bs vs *.(• (!■
GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS.
Matters of Money and Management
About Various Lines.
The cannon ball train b9tween Jackson-
Tille and Orlando will be put on attain
Nov. 1.
The Texas l’aoitic expecte, within the
next ton years, to spend $4,000,000 in Im
provements.
Beginning Nov. 1, Pullman cars will
again be put on between Orlando and
Jacksonville.
The engineer corps commenced work
yesterday on the Orlando, Oakland and
Atlantic road.
Capt. W. A. Shaw, of the steamer City
ot Jacksonville, was in the city yesterday
on his way North. Capt. Shaw is a
brother ol J. C. Shaw, ot the Central rail
road.
Maj. Wm. Bren, Ticket Agent of the
Charleston and Savannah, and Savannah,
Florida aud Western railways, has re
turned from a six weeks vacation spent
in tue North and is again at his post.
The Sanford and Lake Eustis, Fla., road
will probably reach .Mount Dora about
Nov. 1, ana it is proposed to celebrate the
event by a grand barbecue. Sorrento will
also celebrate the event of the locomotive
to that town in a becoming manner.
Travel to the Pacific coast has set in
unusually early this year, and Southern
California seems the point most favored
by those westward bound. Travel to the
coast promises to be muob heavier this
year than heretofore, for some unknown
reason, but it is quite probable that the
low rate ot transportation has a great deal
to do with it.
Quick Time ou Orange Shipments
Railroads are interesting themselves
more than usual this season in giving
better iacilities and quicker dispatch to
orange shipments. A year ago five aud
six days from Jacksonville to Cincinnati
was considered quick time lor a car load
ot oranges to make between the two
points. This season two car loads left the
bavannah, Florida and Western railway
depot, Oct. 12 at 6:45 p. m., via Central
railroad of Georgia, Western and Atlan
tic railroad, and Cincinnati Southern rail
way. Oue car was from C. H. Foster.
Manatee, Fla., consigned to J. Leverone <fe
Cos., Cincinnati, and the other one was
from E, E. Ropes, Volusia, Fla., consigned
to Axline & Markby, Cincinnati. Both
cars arrived in Cincinnati and were de
livered to consignees Oct. It!, making the
time irom Jacksonville to Cincinnati
three days and twelve and a half hours.
Tlie (lolutnltu* ami t lurid Road.
The Lumpkin Independent has the fol
lowing to say of the Columbus and Flori
da: ‘‘The prospect for building a railroad
Irom Columbus to Florida is agaiu being
agitated, and is attracting more than
usual attention. Several prominent citi
zens of Columbus have procured a char
ter and subscribed $5,000 for having the
surveys made. An engineer corps has
been secured, and was to have left Co
lumbus one day this week. Two lines
will be surveyed; one running from
Columbus to Albany, and the otnor
to the Georgia Hue in the direction of Tal
lahassee.” In speaking of the importance
of this new road to Columbus, Mr. G.
Gunby Jordan says: ‘‘Tbe Buena Vista
railroad is hurting us. The Americus,
Preston anu Lumpkin has almost actually
come to our warehouse doors and takes
our cotton away from us. 'l'ne Pensacola
aud Atlantic took a part of our trade.
Yes, we are being damaged and must get
our nghllul trade back. The citizens of
Cutbbert and Bainbrldge are becoming
interested in the matter and will en
deavor to secure the southern connec
tion.”
BUSINESS FAILURES.
Bratlstreet’s Budget of Trade Em
barrassments.
There were 198 failures in the United
States reported to Bradstreet’s during the
week, against HU in the preceding week,
aud 146, 234 and 209 in the corresponding
weeks of 1885, 1884 and 1883 respectively.
Additional comparisons are given in the
following table:
Week Pre- Weeks correspond
ending viout ing to Oct. US.
Oct. SS. week. .— — ,
States and Ter. 188 U. 1886. 1886. 1886. 188S.
Middle States... 64 35 37 DO 58
New England... 80 37 17 28 24
Southern 37 18 81 43 83
Western 07 50 37 95 58
Pacific States &
Territories ... 20 13 24 18 30
Total, U. 8.... 198 149 146 234 209
Canada 22 24 24 29 30
Failures/nr the year to date
, —icith comparisivne —
States and Territories. 1886. 1886. 1886. 1883.
Aliddle States 1,954 1,935 1,947 1,768
New England 1,017 1,168 1,213 1,1.-1
Southern 1,607 1,921 1,714 1,493
Western 2,OuS 2,925 2 905 2,418
Pacific States and Ter
ritories 908 1,046 898 007
Total. United States.B,o96 8,994 8,717 7,817
Canada 981 1,04s 1,120 1,180
About 84 per cent, were those of small
traders whose capital was less than $5,000.
In the principal trades the (allures were
as follows: General stores 25, grocers 24,
produce, fruits, provisions, etc., 16, hard
ware and agricultural implements 14,
hotels and restaurants 10, grain, flour and
feed 10, drugs, oils aud paints 10, cigars
and tobacco 9, liquors, wines and saloons
8, dry goods and lanoy goods 8, bakers and
confectioners 7, boots and shoes 7, print
ers, publishers, booksellers, etc.,7, carpets
ami furniture 5, lumbers, carpenters’ and
builders’ materials 4, gents’ lu'uishlng 3,
music and musical instruments 3, stoves
and tinware 3. Among those reported
embarrassed were C. A. Tnudium A Son,
manufacturers of kuft goods, Philadel
puia, l’a.; Carr & Crawley, uutnulautur
ers hardware and malleable non, Phila
delphia, Pa.; Baremore A Cos., hops, New
York city; J. 11. A (4. 11. Nepstead, agri
cultural implements, Lanesborougb,
Minn.; Rudolph Fiugur Tobacco Com
pany, manufacturers, Louisville, Ky.;
C. Ferguson* Cos., packers, Chicago,
111.; Capital City Bakery aud Manufac
turing Company, Atlanta, Ga.; James
O’Shea, wholesale meats. New York city;
.Max Kileimuth, cigar manufacturer, Lou
isville, Ky.; lilrsch Bros. & Cos., wholesale
aud retail dry goods; also ilirseh A Low
enstein, clothing, Nashville, Teun.; A.
Osterlnb A Cos., leaf tobacco, Richmond,
Va.; 1). R. Sparks Milling Company,
Alton, Hi.; Nathaniel Littlelield, lumber,
Boston, Mass.; Dorr, Allison & Co„flour
and grain, Boston, Mass.; Jeitel 11. Ha
mburger ( Mrs. Israel H.), lauey cards, New
York ony.
Office Kavanai oh & Bhknnan, I
Savannah, Ga., Oct 9, 1886. J
Pr. 9'. IT. Whitehead, Wage ties. Ga.:
Hr ah Sir—Wlion passing through your
town last September 1 was suffering much
from Inflammatory Rheumatism and was in
duced to try your remedy, "P. P. P„” which
has resulted in almost an entire cure In thirty
days. Should you feel disposed, you arc at
liberty to ueu this. Yours, very truly,
A. 11. WAKING.
A might add that during the time 1 look
P.P.P.iuy appetite and digestion w ere great v
improved, and I gamed t scnty-cigbi pounds
in thirty days. A. H. W.
Just received, a full line white nnd col.
ored bordered Handkerchiefs, at Belslng
er’s, 24 Whitaker street.
Red, blue and green double-faced Um
nrelUa at $4, at Belsinger’s, 24 Whitaker
street.
We Are Msnufarturert,
Andean sell Clothing to the oor".r <
direct, at what other olothlera hu* them
at. Wh also carry full assortments of
Nuria, I nderraar. Hals, Trunks, Um
*<' lias. Utc Zirv Savtous, 146 O won
I Street
Weather Indication*
Special indications for Georgia to-day:
Local rains and cooler.
For Georgia, Alabama and Western
Florida: Local rains, northerly winds and
cooler.
The height of the river at Augusta at
l:38o’oioos p. m. yesterday (Augusta
time) was 6.7 feet—a rise of 0.1 foot dur
ing preceding 24 hours.
Comparative statement of temperature
at Savannah Oct. 25, 1885 and 1886:
18M.I
8:36 A. If 52'
2:36 P.M 65;
10:86 P.* 54
Maximum 66
Minimum 50
Mean t.empora.tr.re
of day 57
Rainftll 0.00
1886.
6:36 A. if 67
2:86 p. M 76
10:36 P. .it 68
Maximum 76
Minimum 57
Mean temperature
of day 67
Rainfull 0.00
Cotton-region bulletin for 24 hours end
ing Oct. 25, 1886, 6 p. m., Eastern time.
[>I.S I'KiCTS. | AVKIt-UtK.
Number
Name. of Max. [ Min. Rain
Stations Temp. 'Temp. fall.
Wilmington. 11 76 4s
Charleston.... 8 79 48
Augusta 12 77 47
SAVANNAH.... 15 80 53 .01
Atlanta 13 77 52
Montgomery.. 9 82 58
Mobile 8 82 56 .04
New Orleans . 10 78 62 .34
Galveston 21 80 64 .42
Vicksburg 5 80 68 01
T.ittle Rock.,. 17 76 56 .24
Memphis 19 76 65 .07
Average 78 6 64.8 .09
Observations taken at tne same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. 0ct.25 . 9:36 p. m.. Cltv time.
Temperature.
Direction. *
z
| Velocity. F
I Rainfall.
Name
op
Stations.
Portland 48 SW ~j.... Clear.
Boston 6i VV 6; Clear.
New York 00 s . .... Clear.
Philadelphia.. 60 s Clear.
Wasninetou... 61 SE l air.
Cap# rienry... 63 s 8 .... Clear.
Chincoleague . 61 SE Clear.
Norfolk 61 8 Clear.
Charlotte 62 Clear.
Kitty Hawk ..
hmitnvme 63 SE Clear.
Charleston 68 E Clear.
Augusta....... 60 . Clear.
Savannah 68 E lair.
Jacksonville... 70 NE Fair.
liev West 76 E 18 .... Clear.
Atlanta 65 N W 6 .... Cloudy.
Pensacola 72 S Clear.'
Mobile 70 S Clear.
Montgomery... 60 N W .... Cloudy.
Vicsspurg ... 61 N 6 .57 Cloudy.
New Orleans .. 69 S IS .... Clear.
Shreveport.... 6C NE Clear.
Fort Smith 61 N Clear.
Little Rook ....
Galveston 68, NE 14 .... clear.
Palestine 62 N 7 Clear.
Brownsville... 70[ N Clear.
Rio Grande.... 74 ... Clear.
Knoxville 60 SW 2 .07 Light rain.
Memphis 68 N W .. Clear.
Nashville 59 N \V .... Cloudy,
Louisville 54| N 10 .... Cloudy.
Indianapolis... 471 N 7 Cloudy.
Cincinnati 50 NE 15 Cloudy.
Pittsburg 61 N 6 .... Cloudy.
Buffalo S8 NE 10 .05 Light rain.
Cleveland 46 NE 20 Cloudy.
Maruuette S3 N vV 'dear.
Chicago 47 N Wlis .03 Cloudy.
Duluth 33 N W| Clear.
St. Paul 38 E Clear.
Davenport 49 NE 10 .OS Cloudy.
Cairo..: 51 NWj G Fair.
Bt.Louis 48 NE 116 .05 Light rain.
Leavenworth. 44 N W 10 Light rain.
Omaha 86 N Clear.
Yankton 81 N (Clear.
Bismarck j 38 SE Jclear.
Cheyenne I 34 W (Clear.
NortbPiatto.. 88 E Iciear.
Dodge City 46 NE Fair.
SaDta Fe 40 N W Iciear.
W.W.David, Private, Signal Corps, U, 8. A.
GRAND SUCCESS
OC the Formal Opening of the One Frlce
Clothing House.
We take this method of thanking our friends
and the public at large for the attention paid
us by their presence at our formal opening
Saturday, Oct. 16.
We are in hopes that by strict attention to
the wants of our patrons, to receive a liberal
share of the Clothing trade.
The one price plnn—all goods marked in
plain figures—has met with favor and lias
been indorsed by every one of our visitors.
A living percentage is only marked on every
article, from which we do not deviate to any
one. consequently purchasers eau buy from
us with freedom and confidence, nnd can rest
assured that their neighbor cannot buy the
same Suit, Hat, etc., for less or more money.
To those who have not called on us vet, we
respectfully ask to do so for self-couyiction,
and examine our stock and prioes, which will
be shown to them with pleasure.
We still have a few more of our Engravings
left, which we will present to every visitor.
We will constantly keep on hand the latest
novelties in Gents’, Boys’ and Children’s fine
Clothing. Hais. and Gents’ Furnishing Goods.
Avne I. A Schail, 103 Congress street, tine
Price Clothiers.
The Old Reliable
Famous New York Clothing House, 140
Congress street, has a beautiful selection
of Fall Clothing for Men, Youths and
Boys, of our their manufacture. Prices
the lowest in the city.
Oak, Pine and Llghltruod,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
and Fast Broad streoto. Telephone No.
77.
The Evader of Eow Prices.
For Fall Clothing, visit the Famous
New York Clothing House, 140 Congress
street. They are the leaders of low prices
in Clothing.
Idke a Thunderbolt from a Clear Sky.
Anew “Ad” from the popular Dry
Goods House of David Weisbein appears
In this issue. lUk announcement is well
worth a careful reading. He offers such
bargains as must Induce everybody to give
him a call. His stock this season is far
superior in real choice goods than he has
carried heretofore, and yet he claims that
bis prices are much lower. Much enter
prise as this deserves the popular sup
port to Us fullest degree, ana therefore
we believe that his store will bo thronged
with customers.
Open Front (Shirts a specialty, at Bel
singer’s, 24 Whitaker street.
A Chin mo to Every Purchaser
Of Clothing at the Famous New York
Clothing House, 140 Congress streot.
Manufacturing all the clothing we sell,
we can save purchasers from $2 to $5 on
each suit. A $5 greenback saved is a
very pretty and useful chrorao, very easy
to carry about.
A full line of Fall Nock Wear, and B our
n-Hands a specialty, at Belsinger’s, 24
Whitaker street.
All the latest styles in B'all Hats, at
Beleinger’s, 24 Whitaker street.
Harnett House.
Concerning a popular hotel in Savan
nah, Ga., the Florida Times-Unlon says:
“We note from the hotel arrivals as pub
lished lu me Savannah papers, that the
Harnett House still leads all the other
hotels in the city. In fact they have in.
many hs the others combined. There
is agood installmentof BToridians always
registered there.”
Oak, Plus and Glgtitwood,
For sale by B. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
aud Last K*oad streets. Telephone No
77. ______________
(.It ling--piling and Engraving.
Bonds, /Vnlficale* of Htook, Maps,
rians, Dlploinus, t’heoks, Drafts, Letter
and Note Heads, Bill Heads, Wedding In
vitations, Cards, eui., lithographed and
engraved at Morning News Priming
linns#*. .’I Whitaker street. Nivnnnah.
m
ARF STILL TRIIJMPm a si*
For fifteen years they Pave stJui
in favor, and with sales*mS
have become the most noon'll-*" t y lucr laJ
out tbe United statl.. P Pnl * rcorßet ‘O?
The O quality Is warranted tojM-., .
lona as ordinary Corut*. We have ho
treduced the 6 and R R grade* l
preferred!*’ We Can ,urnl,h
I airs. h °The *JM
of Merit, from the late Expo lti on s"*!
at New Orleans. position hen
While scores ot patents have be n „
worthless, the principles of the r!o1 n '*
have proved invaluable. vo-e itti a j
Retailers are authorized to refund mo ..
if, on examination, these Corsets do not • ■'
as represented. For sale every whore 1 B
free on application '
THOMSON LANGDONSCO.MEff Tnrt
gvartmq, etc.
Headquarters
rf>\^
Oystcr Dishes. Mrs. P o Ub’ Sad Irons,
Tin Sets. Step Ladders.
For Housekeeping Goods
SILVA & SON
140 BROUGHTON STREET.
Coal,
“Scold Bouse If
FOR
PARLOR GRATES,
FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
Price Reasonable.
DIXON & MORPHY.
Telephone 68 Office 6 Drayton street.
UlatttrD.
TO THE OWNERS
Of the following Properties:
MINES, LAND, CATTLE
RANCHES, PACKING
CONCERNS, HOTELS,
FLOUR MILLS, POTTED
FISH, STEAMSHIPS,
MANUFACTURERS, etc.
THE undorslgned. renrepentinj? English
and Scotch capitalists, desires to opes
correspondence vritn reliable parties for the
placing of property on European marketun*
er provisions of "Limited Companies A t*.
Send all particulars, lowest price, Maps and
Copy Title to
JOHN GUTHRIE PENN,
94 WEST REGENT ST.,
GLASGOW,
SCOTLAND.
flitmo.
ASK YOUR GROCER FK
State
or
Weather.
tND BREAKFAST BACON
IST O IST 2sZ GiiNX 7 I JM" 13
JNLES9 htAHiNQ OUH PATENTED TRADE-MARKS. A Ll ® <T
METAU.IO SEAL. ATTACHED TO THE STRING. ANO
THE STRIPED CANVAS. A.. IN ThT
CtOra._
PARK&TILFORD
IMPORTED CIGARS.
Henry Clay—Panetelaa, Hisrh Life.
Henry Clay—Oonchaa, HI Kacudo.
llenrv C!v—Hermosoa, I’uro H*u*oo,
l/ir-l Heaeonalleid, Roa do Santiago,
Ynrlan, Fignro.
Onoran Gurualoi*, ...
La Cnrvnjal, lieu*; la
La Diana, LaVlor De ooban.
JUST RECEIVED AT
A. M.& C.W. WESTS
t' i i*'J* p *
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I wonderful, mo reputation
uclesnod K,o OlMe* here attained* *
o4it the Unite** htaus; thoy nr f.r“ir ronct*
the Atlantic to the Pacific, anil
Hon is built upon r*nl merit. Te‘U™“ l/ *
from the most moment im o I®*'
are given, who have had their *Kir, r e
hy tbotr mo. AM o\es fitted a* the
of O. Du tier, havauaeb. Every P* ,r
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