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SHOTS AIMED B\ MADNESS A NEGRO PORTIR KILLS ROB ERT J. SMITH AT JESUP. i ll* Proprietor of the Milinylide Hooh shot by One u f Hie Employes—En r-igul Citizen* Seize the Murderer, aud He Narrowly Fsc-pe* Being Lynched —Krousht to Navannab Under ia Strong Guard—Hie Story of the Shooting. Lewis Edwards, an 18-year-old negro boy, was brought to Savannah from Jesup ou the noon train yesteiday for safe keep ing. He was charged with the murder of >lr. Robert J. Smith, proprietor of the Sunnyside House at Jesup. The killing occurred about 9 o'clock in the morning at the Savannah, Florida and Western railway depot. Edwards was a night porter at the Commercial House. A Jesup special to the Morning News says that Mr. Smith spoke to the negro, who has the reputation of being very stubborn and impudent, and he replied in an impudent manner. Some words passed between the two, and the negro moved off a few jards, stopped and turned on Mr. Smith with a 08-calibre bull-dog pisiol. Mr. Smith opened his pen knite, but hardiv had he done so before the negro ran to wards him and closed in on him and fired twice. THE FIRST SHOT FATAL. The first shot was ratal and entered bis left breast about two inches below the nipple. Mr. Smith, after reoeiving his death wound, clinched the negro and made a slight flesh wouDd in his back. Edwards then fired again, tbe ball this time taking effect just above the left ear. At the second shot Smith fell to the ground. Tne negro tried to escape but tbe enraged citizens pursued and cap tu”ed him, and had it not teen for the de termined stand which the Sheriff and Mayor took in defending the prisoner, he would have been lynched. Mr. Smith leaves a wile and live children. Dr. CL W. Drawdy did all in his powertoeave tbe wounded man, but to no avail. Mr. Smiihwas one of the Commissioners of Wayne, and bis death has cast a gloom over the whoiecounty. BROUGHT TO SAVANNAH. Edwards waived an examination and was brought to Savannah. 1o a Morning News reporter yester day afternoon Edwards said that he shot Smith, but he did not know whether he bad killed him or not. liis story was as follows: ••I was a night porter at the Commer cial House kept by Mr. Swindle. About 8 o’clock this morning 1 went down to the depot to drum for our house. There is a law in Jesup forbidding everybody to cross the railroad track to a train for the purpose of drumming. While I was standing there a gentleman on the other side ol the track called me. I went to him and he asked me about the Brunswick train. I told him it bad been discontinued, but he did not seem to believe me, and asked me to show him tbe Ea6t Tennessee ticket office. 1 went there with him, and when we came back I stood alongside of him talking. EDWARDS’ STORY. “Mr. Smith, who was across the track, called out to me: ‘I reckon you had better put me on tbe docket, hadn’t you.’ I said 1 did not want to put him on tbe docket. He came toward me and struck me in the breast. 1 didn’t bit him back, but just pusned him off, because ldid not want to have a (uss. Then be ran bis hand in his vest pocket to get bis knife, but it was not there, and he got it out oi another pocket. When he opened it and came toward me i pulled out a pistol. I thought it would scare him and keep him away. * *T walked backwards to get around a car when he rushed upon me and grabbed me around the neck, and began cutting at me in the back. I telt tbe knife cutting my coat two or three times, and once it went into me. ADMITS THE SHOOTING. “Then 1 fired. I don’t know whether I bit him or not. Tbe next time I shot the ball hit him on the head. Then l ran off up in the direction of the Altamaha House. A crowd followed roe, and some body struck me in the back and on the leg with a car-coupling pin. The crowd wanted to kill me, hut tour gentlemen took me and carried me to tbe guard house. They asked me whether I wanted to stay tuere or come to Bavannab, and i said I wanti and to come, here to keep from being killed. The Mayor and Marshal and Sheriff, and another gentleman walked with me up to the depot, and put me on the train. Then they made me lie down on tne floor so no one could see from the outside My guards drew their pistols and said they would shoot anybody that tried to shoot me. Toe crowd tried to uncouple the car and keep u“ from coming on, but they were not allowed to.” THE PRISONER’S APPEARANCE. One of Edwards’ hands is badly swollen where be was struck by someone. He ha 6 a cut in his back and several in his coat. He is lame from the blow he got on the leg, and one of his (eet is mashed. He has no doubt that he would have been lynched if ne had stayed in Jesup, al though he claims that he snot in sell- Qefense. After the killing, Washburn Sparklin and Sampson Jordan, two negroes, quar reled. and Sparklin shot Jordan In the leit shoulder. The wound is painful but ■ot dangerous. AT THE C IDEfS’ BAZAR. Ti ie Cliatliains Atteml in a Body— The Fair a Rig Success. Last night was the best the Cadets have bad for their bazar. They had xuore visi tors and larger receipts. The Chatham Artillery went up in a body, ate supper and spent money liberally. The members of each platoon worked zealously for their booth, as did also toe pay and honorary members for theirs. A great many chances were taken, but not many articles were raffled. Mr. T. F. Thompson won a Colt’s repeating rifle at the first platoon’s table, and Mr. C. W. Strobar won a handkerchief case at the second platoon’s table. Mr. M. F. Amorous, of Atlanta, won a cushion nnd bottles al the pay and honorary members’ table. Mr. Richard Shilton won a plush album and Mr. J. A. U. Carson won an autograph album. i'rot. Gleason, the phrenologist, felt a number of beads. This afternoon he will examine children’s beads. The cane rui-k, lemonade stand and clear stand all did well. To-night the Uepublioan Blues will visit the ball. Dentil of Miss Adeline K. Starr. Miss Adeline U. Starr, one of the oldest ladiee in Savannah, died on Tuesday night at the home of her sieter, Mrs. J. S. Basinger, alter an illness of several weeks. Mlse Starr was 86 years of age. She was born Nov. 26,1801. She was an aunt of Maj. VV. 8. Basinger. Her funeral will take plaoe at 10 o’clock Fri day morning from tne Independent Pres byterian Ctmrob. /.■uni Coming. Mr. (I. K. Wheeler, manager of the “Zozo” spectacular company, is tn the city arranging for the appearance of his company. The dates in Savannah are Dec. IS amll6. Miss Blanche Curtisse, toe famous ''Vassar beauty,” is the “Magic Queen” and Mr. Frank Ileadick, of Savannah,and formerly u member oi the Fords, plays “Cupt. Randall.” DR. THOMAS J. CHARLTON DEAD. Savannah Loses Ono of Its Most Prominent Physicians. Dr. Thomas J. Charlton died at his resi dence. No. It,"i Perry street, at 6 o’clock yesterday morning, after a long illness. Although not confined to his bed until a little over a week ago, he had been grad ually failing in health for two years. Overwork and a general breaking down of the physical system were the causes of bis death. Early in the summer he went to Clarkeville, in the upper part of the State, where he re mained until October, and returned great ly benefited. He resumed bis practice, which he had been unable to carry on dur ing his absenoe, but was very soon com pelled to relinquish it, and again sought the mountains. The change did not brine about tbe results that he anticipated, and be re turned a little over a week ago and did not strain leave the bouse. On Satur day he was so low that bis life was de spaired of, but the next day and on Mon day be gradually improved, and on Tues day was able to sit up for a snort time- Tuesday night his condition becamecrill eai, and he sank rapidly until he died. His death w as quiet and without a strug gle. Dr. Charlton was 53 years of age. He was born in Bryan county March 5, 1833. He was a son of the late Dr. Thomas J. Charlton, and a grandson of lion. Thomas U. P. Charlton, who for many years was Judge of the Superior Cour’ of Chatham county. Dr. Charlton received bis col lege preparatory education in Savannah, ami graduated with distinction from the University of Georgia. He pursued a course of medicine at the Sa vannah Medical College, from which he graduated in 1856. During the time he was in college the city was ravaged by yellow fever, and Dr. Charl ton did noble work among the distressed people. He was one ot several Savannah physicians who went to Norfolk during the prevalence of the fever there in 1855 and remained through the entire epi demic, receiving, with his copartners, a gold medal from the citizens of Norfolk in recognition of his devoted services. Sometime after he graduated and bad begun the practice of bis profession he received tbe appointment ol assistant surgeon in the United States navy and was attached to tbe sloop-of-war James town. He was stationed at Chelsea, Mass., at the breaking out of the war but immediately resigned and came home. He was soon after commissioned surgeon in the Confederate navy. A short time alter receiving bis commission he was sent to France on a secret mis. ston and remained there about a year. Upon bis return he joined the Confeder ate cruiser Florida, and was captured with the vessel at Bahia, Brazil, and was sent with the other officers to Fort Warren, in Boston harbor.* After a short imprisonment they were released upon condition that they would leave the country, which they did. Dr. Charlton went io England, where he remained some time. He then went to Halifax, and at the close of the war returned to Savan nb, where he has since practiced bis profession. He was a member of the Georgia Medical Society, and has been tor many years one of the most prominent physicians in the city. Dr. Cnarlton leaves a large family. His mother, sister and widow and nine chil dren survive him. He was twice married. His first wife, who died several years ago. was a daughter of the late H. A. Crane, Esq. About three years ago he married a daughter of the late George H. John stone, who is a descendant of Gen Natnaniel Greene. His oldest surviving son is Dr. Thomas J. Charlton, Jr. Dr. Charlton took a lively interest in public affairs. He was a man ol strict integrity and great strength of character and held the high esteem ol every one who knew him. His funeral will take place trom Christchurch at 11 o’clock this morning. His remains will be interred at Bonaventure. FIVE BAD BREAKS. Ten People Granted Divorces in the Superior Court Yesterday. Yisterclay was chiefly divorce day in the Superior Court. Mark Tlshler ob tained a lirst verdict against Lena Tish ler, Catherine E. Bordley got a second verdict against William £. Bordley, Ed ward Robinson got a second verdict against Jane Robinson, Clara A. Price got a second verdict against Charles H. Price. In the case of James li. Jones vs. Martha Jones Judge Adams granted a final decree, based upon a verdict grant ing total divorce obtained last year. The case of P. Jautzen vs. Lewis Sava rose, appeal, was reinstated. In the case of Mary Agues Kelly, her next friend John T. Honan complainant, vs. Mary T. Kelly, guardian defendant, a decree was granted authorizing the sale of city of Savannah bonds. A decree was also granted authorizing the sale of Central railroad bonds m the case of Annie H. Smith by her nexi friend .John R. Dillon, complainant, and Peter Reilly, guardian, defendant. In re Charles H. Hernandez, substi tuted trustee, and others, leave was granted to sell certain property. M. A. O’Byrne, Esq., wss appointed s commercial notary public. Court ad journed until 10 o’clock to-morrow morn ing. THE MUSH QUESTION. Dr. Bells’ Lecture at Masonic Hal! To-night—His Reception. Rev. George C. Bette, who lectured in Augusta last night, will arrive here to day. He will be met at the depot oy the Reception Committee and escorted to the Pulaski House, the hospitalities of which have been generously extended by the proprietor, Mr. James M. Case. Arrangements have been completed for the lecture at Masonic Temple this even ing, and Uie sale of tickets indicates a large audience. The stage will be occu pied by several prominent and representa tive citizens who have accepted the in vitation of the committee to attend. Asido from the interest which is felt in the Irish question at this juncture, the audience is assured a rare treat, judged lrom an oratorical standpoint. Tickets will he ou sale at tbe box oflice of Musonio Temple only this evening. Hamilton’s Jow ry Hals. The auction sale of jewelers’goods at Hamilton’s is attended by crowds ot buy ers. and there are few who come away without having bought something. The handsome salesroom was Ihroneed yes terday and last night and everybody who bought was given u bargain. >lr. Hamil ton’s name is a sufficient guarantee of the quality of the goods. This (act adds greatly to ibe oonfldehoe of buyers, who have no hesitancy in accepting whatever is offered as first-class in every particular. The sale has become a great attraction lor ladies and every afternoon tbe store is crowded. Mr. French, who conducts the sale, has had a long expo* lance in the jewelry business, and is especially well qualified for the place. The sale will be continued morning, afternoon and night until tbe goods are sold. At Turu-r’s Hsu To-Night. An entertainment will be given at Tur ner’s Hall to-night under the auspices of the combined German societies of Savan nah for the benefit of tbe Charleston Freundsohafts-Biind. Prof. Kepper, of Charleston, will deliver a lecture, and after the lecture t here will be a concert and hall. Tbe object of the entertain ment commends it to Lie public, and there will doubtless be a largo lUtcudanco. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9,1886, SHIP'S CARGO IX FLAMES DISASTROUS EIRE ON THU NOR WEGIAN BARK “GLER.’’ Over 1,200 B*' of Cotton on Board— The Vessel Nearly Loaded and lteady to Sail—Discovery of the Fire by a Seaman Work of the Firemen-Kagi neer Butler Injured l>y a Bursting Water Gauge. A few minutes after 6 o’clock last night an alarm of fire was turned in from sta tion 4, at West Broad and River streets, caused by the discovery ol a fire in the forward batch of the Norwegian bars Gier lying at the foot of Whitaker street. The Olßr was loading cotton for Ham burg. The crackling of the fire was first beard by Hans Nielsen, a seaman who was in the torecastle. Hear ing what he thought Bounded like the crackling of flames underneath berushed out and saw the smoke issuing both from forward and after hatches. GIVING THE ALARM. He gave the alarm on board the ship, and a boy on the wharf rushed to the station and turned iu tbe alarm. The first mate w as in charge of the ves sel, Capt Am undsen being ashore. Be fore the firemen arrived the flames had made considerable headway, and were issuing trom the forward natch with a loud roar. The tug William C. Turner came to the assistance of the burning vessel and began pouring water into the hold. THE TUGS AT WORK. She was shortly afterward joined by tho Republic, and together tne tugs and tbe tire department had a dozen streams pouring into the vessel’s forward hatch ami througu ho'es cut in the deck, on the starboard side, where the fire was fiercest. Tbe fire burned rapidly, and It was de cided to fill the ship with water, which was accomplished by midnight. About a half hour after engine No. 2, w hich was stationed on the wharf undet tho vessel’s side, had begun throwing water, her water gauge burst, with a loud report. ENGINEER PCDER INJURED. The flying pieces struck Engineer Ru der, knocking him down and cutting a number ot ugly gashes over bis right eye. Those who saw tbe accident thought that he was knocked overboard, but tbe plucky engineer recovered himself and re mained at his post. The vessel bad 1,214 bales of cotton stowed on board. She was expected to carry 1.750 bales, and was to have gone to sea next Sunday. Tbe origin of the fire is unknown, and is as much of a mystery as ship fires usually ate. The batches* were all cov ered and battened down when the steve dores quit work, shortly after 5 o’clock. The cargo is fully insured in both Ameri can and foreign companies. THE VESSEL PARTIALLY INSURED. The vessel Is only partially insured in Norwegian clubs. The extent of tbe damage to the cargo and vessel is not yet known. The Gler is about 500 tons burthen and is owned in Krageroe, Norway, her cap tain owning the largest part of her. Messrs. Stracban A Cos. are the agents oi rhe vessel. A survey will probably be called to day. The Gler at midnight was lying pretty well heeled over to star board and there is considerable strain on toe lines to hold her up'. The tug Repub lie lay by her all night and began pump ing ber out at 1 o’clock this morning. RIVER AND HARBOR NEWS. Gleanings Among the Sliippiuj; and Along- the Wharves. Messrs. A. Minis A Sons cleared yes terday tbe British bark Nvmphaea for Bremen with 5,619 bales ot upland cotton, weighing 2,620,057 pounds, valued at $238,079. The German bark Hestia was ofeared yesterday by Messrs. A. R. Salas A Cos. tor Antwerp with 3,500 barrels rosin, weighing 1.676,950 pounds, valued at $7.- 300. Cargo by Messrs. S. R. Shotter A Cos. The British steel steamship Chelydrs, which left Savannah Nov. 20 for Livei pool, arrived there Deo. 4. The trip was made in fourteen days, which is said to lie the fastest time on record between the two ports. A sketch of the Cbelydra, which was consigned to James B. West A Cos., appeared In the Morning News while the ship was lying iD this port re ceiving cotton. The schooner M. B. Millen, Capt. Frank Dyer, arrived up from quarantine yester day morning. On her arrival tbe colors of the different American vessels in port were placed at half-mast in r aped to the memory of her late commander, Capt. W. 1. Young, who died on the voyage out trom Satilla river, bound for Rio Janeiro. Capt. Y’oung died on Aug. 1 am] was buried at sea. lie was an o'd trailer at this port and had many friends who n great his demise. Thy’Milienis owned here. G. O. P. The fifth annual grand ball of tbe G. O. P. will taka place Tuesday evening. Dec. 28, at the armory of the Savannah Volunteer Guards. Only a limited nutn her of tickets will be sold, which can be bad of the committee. The souvenirs, especially designed for the club, are tbe handsomest and most elaborate of their kind ever distributed at an a (lair of the kind. The success of past entertainments is alone a guarantee oi the success oi the fifth annual reunion ol the G. O. P. The committee of arrange ments consists of M. L. Lilienthal, chair man, and Messrs. 11. M. Boley, 8. 8. Ein steiu and A. Barnett, Jr. Tlie Body Found in the River. The body found floating in tbe river off Fort Oglethorpe Tuesday afternoon was brought up to the city yesterday. It was that of a young negro woman, and had been in the water several days. No marks indicating foul play were found on tbe body. Coroner Dixon made an in vestigation, but did not And anv one who could identify tne remains. Tbe bodv was sent to the morgue. Some thought that the woman was from the Carolina side of the river. Pol lev Court C<lr|, Josephine Small (colored) was turned over to the City Court by the Mayor yesterday lor tho larceny of clothing from the house o( Mary Williams (colored). Two drunks and disorderlies were sen tenced to ff> or five days each. A Cough, Cold, or Son Throat should not be neglected. Brown’s Bronchial Troches are a si mole remedy, and give prompt reliot. 26c.’ a box. Our Mr. Christopher Gray is still In town giving the greatest bargains over offered In Savannah. We cal special attention to the prices of our Black and Mourning Goods, in cluding Artnure, Persian Cord, Henriet tas, Drap D’Alma, etc., etc., at a reduc tion of 20 to 25 per cent, on our former prices. Black Combination Suits at sls 00 and S2O 00, former price S2O 00 anil $25 00. Colored Bilks at rock bottom prices. Gray & O'Brien. Storekeeper, It will be to your interest to give C. H. Hheitail your orders for Wood; try him once and you will uotre gret it. Telephone 279. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Many Matters of Interest Disposed ot at the December Meeting. The County Commissioners held the regular monthly meeting yesterday. Commissioners Walker, Estiil and Dor sett were present. Tbe board agreed to issue orders for the election for constables on Jan. 1 and for county officers on Jan. 5. Retitions for county aid and relief from double tax were reterred to the appropri ate committees. A petition from members of the bar and oflicets of the courts for a telephone in the court house building was granted, and ono was ordered to be put up in the janitor’s lodge. The committee, to which was referred tbe matter of a county tarm and poor house, made a full report, but action was deferred until tbe next regular meeting. i’he Committeeon Roads reported favor ably on the application of George Dieter, H. W. Struck, ami others for the opening of a road running east from Lovers’ lane to tbe Skidawav shell road. The commit tee recommended that tbe necessary steps be taken tor condemning half an acre of land on theSkidaway road, the balance of the right of way having been donated by the owners. the clerk was authorized to advertise for bids for making a cut on tbe Isle o Hope causeway anil for the building of a bridge across tbe causeway. Tbe application of Abram Minis. Joseph H. Baker and others for opening the road now known as the Butcher’s Ren road was reported on favorably by the com mittee on roads, and tbe road will be de clared open as soon as tbe owners of abutting property give tbe right of wav. A communication from W. F. Bowe, contractor for the new jail, in reference to window frames and brick work was received as information. The petition of Mrs. A. S. McCleskey asking that the line ot the Waters road through ber proi erty be straight ened, was referred to the committee in charge of tbe chain gang. Accounts against the county amount ing to $13,510 86 were ordered to be paid. Tbe county license for retailing liquor for 1887 was fixed at SIOO, the same as at present. Mr. E. J. Thomas was appointed County Fingineer, to date from Dec. 1. He is to lay off under the direction of the committee In charge ot the convict gang such work as is to he done, and to have the general superintendence of tho same. The work on the draining of the county Das accomplished so much good that it is the desire of the Commissioners to push it forward as rapidly as possible. The engineer will devote bis entire time to county work, such as is mentioned above, laying off'new reads, making sur veys, etc. Commissioner Eslili made a report upon the joint meeting of the Commissioners and citizens held to discuss the question ol building a now court house or remodel ing the present one. The committee in its report submitted the following orders, and asked that they be passed by the board: “Ordered that plans and specifications giving the approximate cost of the pro posed work bo advertised for, first for im proving the present court house; second ly. for anew court boose to he erected on tne site ot the nresent, building. “Ordered that a plan of the court house lot and a plan of the present building be prei>ared and copies of the same be made for the use of the architects desiring to sub mit drawings, plans and specifications to t*e handi-d in on nr before tne second Wednesday in March, 1887. and the archi tect whose plans are accepted to receive the usual commission paid for such work —-}4 per cent, l’lans can be submitted bv the same architect for either re modeling the present building or for erecting anew court house, or for both, the estimate on the plan for remodeling not to exceed $50,000 and for anew build ing not to exceed SIOO,OOO. “Ordered that the chairman ascertain as aoeurately as possible the additional ex penae that will be entailed upon the couDty in providin - suitable quarters for the courts and public offices during the removal of the present building and the erection of anew court bouse, so that the hoard may be fully informed as to tbe r< lative expense of adding- to and im proving the present edifice, and the cost and expenses attending the erection of a new building,’’ The report was adopted. Local Personal. Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House yesterday were L C Townsend, Walter A Lyon. Mr and Mrs Thomas Moser. William Wrecbman, W E Munroe, New Y’ork; H 31 Wharton, Washington. DC; D F Boozer, Augusta; W Walton, st. Augustine, Fla; E Davidson, E T satal, Jacksonville; ETMurphy, Boston. At the Marshall House were O 11 L Strabing, Philadelphia; D B Eddy, Bos ton; Charles B Strong, Richmond. Va.; E 1’ Smith, Chicago; William Howell. Cincinnati; N M K Neite, llazlehurst; W J Orr, Virginia; H O Brauenor, Balti more;.l Morton and wif>. Quitman; J D Ellis, Hamilton, S C.; B T (Jutland, Scar boro; John r Lovett, Jr.. Sylvania, Ha, At the Harnett House were Dr T Stotebery, Stockton; W II Wallace and wife, Tampa, Fla; James M Lumb and wi e, G'dlesonv'lle, SC; J T Richardson, W M Blitch, J It Humphries. Scriveo county; James McLow, Sts ten vile, O: T H Rowe. Ways Station; Silas H Crosby. Prentiss; B W Crosby, Baxley: J M Brown. Bainbridge. At tbe Screven House were J W Blake- Iv, Charleston, 8 0; Edwin F Baker. Chester, Pa; J C Bland. Philadelphia; W Barnett, New York; Prof. J. Kenpler, Philip Dresssl, Charleston. SC; Miss J. A. Paul. Seabright, N J; W li Blitch, Blitch; H G Gorman. Cincinnati; T Per kins, Chicago; E L Walker, Philadelphia; J Blank, Charleston, S C. Telegrapher's Paralysis. Following is an interesting letter frrfbn one of the managers of the Western Union Telegiapb Cos.: Bloomington, Ini>„ -Jan. 12,1880. 1 have been in the telegraph business for more than twenty years, and for tbe past flveyeais have been troubled with wimt is called writer’s cramp, or telegrapher's paralysis. At times my arm beeamo so weak that ! could not use It in sending dispatches, and bad to use my left. Iluve spent many restless nights, the pain reaching from my nand up into my shoul der. Tried everything 1 could hear of, but with scarcely any relief. Having strained my left side a few weeks ago, 1 got one of Allcock’s Plasters, as I usually do In such cases, and accidental ly happened to see where someone had cured a weak wrist tiy using one ol these Plasters. 1 got another at once and cut it In two and put one-balf around mv wrist. In less tlutn two days after the pain had entirely left my wrist and arm, and in two weeks 1 could send nearly us well as ever, i write this hoping it will reach the eyes of others who may be af flicted as I was, as I know tnere are scores of them. \V. S. Cassell. Cranberries, Prunes and Dried Apples. Strauss Bros'. A handsome present for your husband, brother, cousin, or anybody else, one of B. H. Levy & liro.'s hnndsoino Morning Gowns or a Smoking .Jacket. Horse Radish, Sauer Kraut and Dill Pickles. Strauss Bros’. Use only Strauss Bro.s’ Supreme Flour. I.arge or small buyer* oi Wood, buy your Wood lrom C. H. Shcftall, Tele phone 279. All the fashlonablo shapes in Uenta’ Silk, SUlT auil Soft Hats. B. H. T.o*r X Bro. THE NEWS IN THE CITY. GOSSIP FROM THE STREET AND SIDEWALK. Bashes Here and There bv the Newa Reporters Yesterday’s Happenings Told In Brief Paragraphs— Pickings at Police Headquarters. Georgia Tent of Recbabites will meet to-nignt. Zerubbabel Lodge, F. A. 31., will hold a regular communication to-night. The Savannah 31utual Loan Associa tion will bold its 70th regular monthly meeting to-night at 3letropolitan Hall. A chicken tdiel was shot at in the south ern section of the city Tuesday night by a citizen, and the thief lost his bat in escaping. The City and Suburban railway has be gun the erection of its new stables on its property south of First avenue, known as the Waldburg tract. The extension of Lovers’ lane (Ander son street extended eastward) to the Skidaway shell road was ordered yester day by the County Commissioners. Those who have business with tbe courts or with c >unty officers will be glad to know that tne County Commissioners yesterday ordered a telepbone placed in the court house. It will be placed tn the janitor’s room on the first floor. Lewis 31. Pleasant, a colored ex-Colleo tor of Internal Revenue, was before Com missioner Wade yesterday, and be gave S2OO bond for his appearance at the United states District Court for selling tobacco without having paid the revenue tax. BUSINESS FAILURES. Bradstreet’s Budget of Trade Em barrassments. There were 238 failures in the United States reported to Bradstreet’s during the week, against 204 in the preceding week, and 247, 296, and 246 in the correspond ing weeks of 1885, 1884 and 1883 respect ively. Additional comparisons are given in the following table: Week Pre-Week* eorrespnd endtna vioul ing to Dec. S. Deo. S, meek, >— - S' a tee and Ter. 1888. 18%. 18*5. mi. 188 V. Middle States... 65 84 56 R3 59 New England... 36 23 27 29 23 Southern 47 50 51 72 58 Western. 75 73 8t 106 61 Pacific States A Territories 15 24 29 26 15 Total, U. 5.... 233 201 247 298 246 Canada 23 6 29 34 S3 Failure! f"r the year to date .— with com par is lone —, State* and Territories. 1888, 1885. 188!,. 1883. Middle States 2,254 2,200 2.260 2.071 Sew England 1.205 1.816 1.364 1.333 Southern 1,871 2,lhb 1.750 Western 3,021 3,373 3.372 2,904 Pacific States aDd Ter ritories 1,043 1,178 1,010 1,104 Total. United States.9,4oo 10.258 10,059 9,1 2 Canada 1.079 1,183 1,297 1,346 About 81 per cent, were those of small traders whose capital was less than $5,000. in tbe principal trades the failures were as follows: General stores 37, grocers 24, clothing and merohant tailors 18, drygoods and fancy goods 17, boots and shoes 17, drugs, oils and paints 11, hardware and agricultural implements 10, liquors and saloons 10, millinery and straw goods 7, carpets and furniture 6, hotels and restaurants 6, produce, pro visions and fruits 5, printers and pub lishprs 5, tobacco and cigars 4, paper 4, lumber and builders’ materials 4, hats, caps and furs 4, books and stationery 4, carpenters and builders 3, car riages and wagons 3, machinists 3, notions and varieties 3. Among those reported embarrassed were: J R Rhiliips A Cos, agricultural implements, Milwaukee. Wis; J A 8 B Sacus, wholesale boots and shoes, Cincinnati, O; Blacker, Sachs A Gerstle, manuiacturers boots and shoes, Cincinnati, O; A AS Rosenfeld, clothiers, Atlanta, Ga; J B Long A Cos, manufac turers cloaks, Chicago, HI; Shipley, Doisv A Cos, dry goods, Cincinnati, O; Card'-sa A Cos, dry goods, Richmond, Va; R S Kenyon A Cos, hatg, caps and furs, Rochester. NY’; William Swole, whole sale millinery, Milwaukee, Wis; George C Elliott A Sons, carriages, Providence. R 1; Quin A Gray,dry goods, Little Rock, Ark. EARLY WINTER’S STARS. Movement of the Celestial Worlds During the Holiday Month. Venus closed her record as a morning star on the Ist of the month, and com menced ber reign as evening star on the 2d. The earth will enjoy her serene light in the evening sky through the winter, spring and summer of the next year, for she will be the evening star until Sept. 20. She will not he visible during the present month, for the simple reason that sbe is bidden in tbe sun’s intense bright ness. Mercury whs evening star until the 3d, and is morning star for the rest of the month. Saturn is morning star. If Venus and Mercury claim precedence for the inter eating epochs that enliven their course, Saturn stands unrivaled on the Decern her annals lor bis beautiful appearance among the stars, and for bis highly favorable position lor observation. He reigns alone In the evening sky. Jupiter is morning star. Observers o( the eastern sky, soon after 3 o’clock in the morning in the early part of the mouth, will behold the advent of the princely planet, w hen he will como looming above the horizon with a brightness which sur passes that of any other visible star. Mars is evening star. He sets nearly two hours after the sun. Uranus is the morning star. Very bright eyes will discern bis presence 3 degs. south of Gamma Virginia. Neptune is evening star, and under favorable conditions for telescopic ob servations, being above the horizon nearly the whole night, bo may be found south of ttie Pleiades. At the close of tne month Neptune. Mars and Venus aro evening stars; Mer cury, Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn are morning stars. New Street Car Line Anew street car line to run from the Ocean Steamship Company's wharf to the Savannah, Floridaario Western railway wharf. '1 ho Increase of travel between the two named places has attracted the attention of some Northern capitalist, who are making preparations for a charter and right of way Contracts for the cars will he given for tho same style of car useu on the Broad nay Line, New York. Some were made bv the Pullman Car Com pany, of Pullman, 111. Although ihismake is as yet new to the public for street ears outside of New York, the company have decided after examining the different makes that the above mentioned are the hesi. The route to oetaken will he as fol'ows: Depot, Ocean Steamship wharf down Canal street to Hist Broad, to Congress street. On Congress street, the cars will lie o •mjitlltd to stop at 163 Congress street, the store occupied bv Ai pel A Mcbnul, the one price clothiers, who arc fast gaming the reputation tliev deserve. These gentlemen ha e duplicated and made now purcha-es which are worih looking al. especially for those desiring to make presents for Christmas in anything in the Gents’ Furnishing Goods, Hat or Clothing line. You w ill tied every thing marked in plain figures, and that figure a low as can be rold North, south, Last or West. Tin 1 balance of ihe new street railway roum will he given as soon ns the Northern capitalists will find some of our moneyed citi zens to join in the enterprise. fn the mean time remomber Appol A flchaul and give them a call. B. H. Levy A Bro. ofler a handsome lot of Baltn-llnod Overcoals cheap. Boys’and Children’s Clothing very cheap al It. 11, Levy A Bin.'a. CITY EXTENSION MATTERS. ‘Come Into My Parlor,” Said the Spider to the Fly. Editor Morning jVetrs: In further illus tration ol the difficulties which havo in terfered with the opening ot streets in the new extension, the land holders complain of tfie arbitrary course pursued by the con trolling spirits of the Council Committee on Extension, whether these spirits be a majority or minority of its membership. That arbitrary directorship has cot only been manifested in the plan of streets adopted, but in the conduct ot the authori ties to individual land and lot owners. For instance, in the matter of Bull street, it is given a sharp deflection to the west of south, imme diately beyond Anderson street, so that on the east side the Bull street front will present a slanting face, obstructing the view out southward, and on the west side we will have to go 20 feet into the street to get a view toward Forsyth ParK. lam very sure that the land owners do not approve the jog, but the committee justified their action on the score of economy. Now as every owner of the western front ot Bull street also ownsthe land in Whitaker street, and was pre pared to offset loot for loot of Whitaker street land tor whatever increase they acquired by tbe carrying out of Bull street in a straight line, and as the city will have to pay ior eo much of the Whitaker street land as is not set off against such acquirement from the bed of what is now the White Bluff road, I do not see where so much economy has be-n de veloped as to compensate for the damage to Bull street by the jog putin it. Indeed. I pointed out to the Mayor some very cu rious zig-zags in Bull street, as declared by the language of the ordinance. Another complaint of tbe land owners is as to the manner in which It was con jectured that some of the streets would be acquired lor nothing. Tne City Sur veyor, imitating the suavity of that cele brated and generous-hearted spider that invited tbe fly to come into his parlor and gel a silk frock for nothing, Is rbady to furnish any land owner with a map ot Ins lots as created by tbe street ways wfiich are to cut through it, so that he can sell his lots by tbe true lines. Now, if tbe land owner should not be sufficiently familiar with the law affecting the dedi cation ol laud for tbe purposes of street ways, he might In his ignorance sell one of bis lots by such a map, and be told afterward that be could not expect com pensation for land occupied by streets where he bad dedicated the land to snob purpose by his own act. And the land owner would find himself without a remedy. Far be it from me to intimate that one whom 1 know to be so excellent a man and competent and valuable an officer would furnish such a map with the pur pose of thus trapping the ignorant and the unwary, but il he or any officer has ever warned a land owner of the results 01 selling a lot by such a plat I have never heard of it. And tbe land owners loudly and justly complain tdat the oity will neither let tbe land owner' lay out the streets to good advant age by any plan of bis own, nor execute its own plan in a lawful and proper manner, and tbe unfortunate land owner is blockaded between the devil and the deep 6ea, so that he is utterly power less to remedy the wrones inflicted on him by arbitrary power and heedless in justice. Would any member of Counci submit to having his property thus tied uu for ten years, lour of woieh we have al ready suffered? I should say not. Tbe city should either let us have our own streets or provide streets for us. Ana lot owners further complain that the course of the authorities has been tyran nical, browbeating in practioe, and directly in violation of the constitution of tbe State of Georgia, in the attempt of said authorities to acare lot owners out of their lights. In a recent published interview Alderman O’Connor states that *3lO was expended by the city in settling one of these cases, aud points to it as an instance of how fairly the city really intends to do. The facts of the case (which I take to be tbe same one, as I have never heard of anv other), as detailed to me, were that the city authorities made several attempts to scare tbe man by going out there and tell ing him that he couldu’t build on the nart of his lot where be had intended building, but, finding that be didn’t “scare,” they fell back to the lawlul ground ol compen sation. it eems never to have occurred to Council that each lot derives its chiet value from its situation, convenience and dimensions as a building lot; and wben Council vio'ently destroys tbe whole or any part of this value as a building site, it reduces just so much of its area to tbe simple value possessed by it for gardening purposes, and renders the city liable ior the damage created by such reduction of its valuable usage for a building site to the insignificant condi tion and use of a mere garden spot in whole or In part. And I know many in stances where such reduction is equiva lent to the practical destruction of the entire usefulness of the lot for building purposes. !*o that the lot owner is not so completely at the mercy of Council as some members seem to imagine. And tbe landowners also complain that instead of waiting the possible acquire ment of some street ways bv tbe process o’ indication heretofore outlined, and by driving irregular bargains with separate land owners, it would bo more in harmony with the law to appraise tho street way’s by means of competent boards legally se lected; so that justice may be done to all alike. The plan of settlement, in a financial sense, will be treated o! in another paper. Louis a. Falliuant. Ovk, Pine ami Light wood, For sale by K. B. Uassels, corner Taylor and Fast Broad streets. Telephono No. 77. Business Suits in great variety at lowest prices at B. H. Levy A Bro.’e, 161 Congress street. B. H. Levy A Bro.’s prices are tho lowest ana their goods the best. Atmore’s Mince Meat, Jellies, Preserves, Apple Butterby the pound or bucket. Strauss Bro.s’, 22 imd 22J4 Barnard street. Our line of Gents’ Underwear is unequalled in completeness in Savannah. B. H. Levy A Bro., 161 Congress street. Fine Dress Suits at B 11. Levy A Bro.’s, 161 Congress street. Gonts’ Furnishings a big specialty. B. 11, Levy A Bro. If you haye never tried C. H. Hhoftall, the wood dealer, give him yournextor der for Wood, and you will be pleased. Telephone 279. Oak, Pino and l.lghrwood, For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and East Broad streets. Telephone No 77. * Boys’Overcoats In ample supply at B. 11. Levy A Bro.’s, 161 Congress street. For Imported and domestic delicacios go to Strauss Bros’. Groceries at rock bottom prices. Slrauss Bros’. Many novelties in Clothing at B. 11. I.evy A Bro.’s. Try the Uermnnsquolle Mineral Water. Uhas. Kot.shorn A Bro. Cbiuchllla aud other Overcoats at B. H. Levy A Bro.’s, 161 Congress street. Gents’ fine Silk-lined Overcoats at B. 11. Levy A Bro.’*. THE BEST EQUIPPED Printing, Binding and Lithograph ing Establishment in the B<.u (h IT HAS NO RIVAL! GOOD WORK, FAIR PRICES, AND f KO M D BUYER Y. * THE MORNING NEWS Is prepared to execute every an d tion of Printing, Book Binding and Llth graphing. It bas an endless assortment of papers suitable for manufacturing Du poses, and tbe latest improved maohinsr Business Men, Railroad Officials n. " boat Agents, Professional Men &!?■ and other corporations. County Offll- City and Town Officials, Entertainments, Committees, Lodges a„ cieties, etc., etc. are invited to examml work done in tbeir lines and get mS* * The smallest order as well as the contraot alike receive caretul attention J. H. Estill ' Covers of Art. We offer you the largest collection* of fine Pictures ever shown In the South they are at your disposal. You can loot at them, admire them, and buy them if you so desire. You will find the price* much lower than you can buy same goon, for anywhere. The collection embrace, fine Engravings, Etchings, Photo?.-*! vures, Artotypes, ludotints, Paintin?.' Chromos, etc. * > It is such a large collection that wo propose to reduce stock, and if prices will do it we will succeed during our openim? You will find Pictures displayed in our Piano Wareroom, second floor. “Prices will be marked In plain figures, and w promise that we will give you a chant* that, you have never had before and never will again. Our sale of these goods will extend to Christmas, alter which time prices will be the same as at present. 4 Each Picture will show on ticket pres ent price and price that we offer to you" for this lime only. Feel under no obligation to purchase but by ail means avail yourself of this opportunity of examining the largest col. lection of Pictures ever exhibited by any art bouse in the country. Lupdkn & Bates Southern liusia Housb. If you want Wood or any kind, ring un C. H. Sheftall, the wood dealer, and give biman order, and see how quickly yout order will be filled. Telephone No. 279. Try our Bottled Beer in half pints, for sale at all bars. Chas. Kolshorn & Bro. Silver and Gold UnlauudrieU Shirts taka ihe lead In qu • lity and price. B, H. Levy & Bro.. sole agents. No Accumulated Stock Since 1806, Owing to the general stagnation in business we believe that we have mads too liberal purchases when last in New York, and for that and other reasons w* have concluded to run off our stock at aotual New York wholesale prices, in making this unrivalled offer, we simply desire to say, that we are too well and favorably known to place ourselves in a position to have our word doubted. We ask the public when in want of tirst-clas* goods to examine every jeweler’s stock before making their purchase, and to call on us last, after being thoroughly posted, and we will prove that our prices are the lowest and our goods the most reliable and latest styles and not an accumulated stock since 1566. M. Sternberg. Finest Winos and Liquors at Strauss Bro.s'. Consumers will do well to examine befors making their holiday purchases. Groceries at rock bottom prices. Strauss Bros’. Never Before In the history of the dry goods trade were offVed such immense and attractive bar gains, is the beading of tbe new “ad.” ol the enterprising Dry Goods firm of David WeisbeiD. The prices he quotes are certainly at tractive, and the purchasing public oan not help but go and see them. There* no doubt whatever that he mean* what be says, and purchasers will surely reap a rich harvest of bargains. We advise our readers to take a special note oi his “ad.” lor it Is certainly worth the trouble, B. 11. Levy A Bro have a stock oil Gents' Neckwear, Cuffs, Hosiery, etc., that will as tonish you. Almonds, Nuts and Raisins. Strauss Bro.s', Brooms and Baskets in endless va****' Strauss Bros’. A RARE OPPOKICNITf. A Physician who lUnkes no Chsrcs. Dr. W. 11. Whitehead, the originator and one of the present proprietors of Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium Compound (P. P. P.), tho great blood purifier, has opened an office at the cor ner of State ana Barnard streets, and offers to treat all cases ot blood disorders that, will present themselves at his office, tor the next, sixty days, free of chaise. The objfot the doctor has in doing tins is to introduce to the people of Savannah his preparation as u remedy in Mood dis eases. Only those suffering from blood Miseases will be received as patients. It you have rheumatism, sorolula syphilis, old sores, skin eruptions, or malarial poison come to see the Doctor, and na will make no charge for consultation, ex amination and prescription for the next sixty days. Office hours 8 to 12 a. m. and 2 to 6 p. m. Sundays, Btol2a. m. Overstocked. 'The continued warm season has kept our stock ot Fall and Winter Ciothine, consisting of Suits and Overcoats for Men, Youths and Hoys, rather larger than we care to have, therefore we have mau a great reduction in tne price on them, preferring to do so in season, giving om patrons the benefit of the low prioes, which ordinarily are 25 per cent, lower than our competitors can sell clothing , as we manufacture all the clothing wo sell, selling thorn direct to the consumer at a saving ot the jobbers’profit. You will find It to vour interest to look at our stock of Clothing, Bhirts, Hats. Umbrellas, Trunks ami Valises, before purchasing. No trouble to show goods, whether you are looking or buying, attn Famous Now York Clothing House, Congiess street. ffom. “Scotcli loose Coal” - ORATES, I ROM GLASGOW. SCOTLAND. Price Reasonable* DIXON & MURPHY. Telophonc 88 Ofiloc 6 Drayton street.