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CHRISTMAS EVE SCENES. THE CITY HEADY FOB THE GREAT HOLIDAY. th* Street, end Stores Tlironcod Until Lsti *t NlgUt—Kverjbody Preparing for the Old Festival—Some of the Busy Pieces In the City Rain Does •Not Spoil the Bonfires and Fireworks —Christmas Trees for the Little Ones —The Services In the Churches To-Day It tvas a rainy, muddy Christmas eve. The rain and mud, tboucb, did not lessen the bundle-laden crowds that thronged Broughton street until near nmflftght. The big Exchange clock had struck 12 long before the last loiterer had gone home. The stores closed late, and the t red clerks had not long got to re9t after the hard rush of the week before Christ mas bad begun. In a thousand homes, their cheeks flushed with excitement and hugging new and wonderful toys, little ones were sleep ing at last, tired out with joy and glad ness. In a thousand others gray bearded old santa Claus, with his pack, was slip, ping down the chimney with his arms lull of presents to put Into the open stock ings, while his sleigh—which had to be put on wheels here —waited for him on the roof. The great holiday of the year had arrived, and the city was ready tor it. READY FOR A.HOHDAY. It is not an easy job to get ready for Christmas. For more than a week the streets and stores nave been crowded and the rush yesterday, in spite of the nasty weather, was as great as that ol all the week. What to buy was at last settled, and presents galore,' pleasant memories, affectionate sentiments and everything that eoes 10 make up a joyous holiday were in store lor the glad occasion when all the world rejoices. BUSINESS TO BE SUSPENDED. To-day Christmas turkey and big din ners will take the plaoe of the hurried lunches that have been eaten for the past week. There will be a general suspen sion of business. The batiks and ex changes and city and government offices will be closed, except the post office, where special hours will be observed. All the courts adjourned yesterday until next week. A few of the larger retail bouses will be open during the fore noon and the corner shops and fruit stands will keep open all day to supply the fireworks trade, but the wholesale houses will be closed altogetber. Tne rain yesterday and last nivbt was a set-back to the pa triotism of ‘ the small boy with a back yard full of barrels and his pock ets full ol poppers, but he made the best of it.* CHRISTMAS EVE BONFIRES. In most of the squares south ol Liberty street bonfires were lighted as soon as it was dark, and were kept burning until nearly midnight. In some of the squares there were firework displays, but the chief displays will be to-night. All over the city there were the unmis takable signs of Christmas eve. The generous feelings ol the season were shown as clearly as usual. There were abroad the usual number of gentlemen who bad difficulties with toelr night keys, and the usual number who had trouble with their parcels. THE LATE OUTS. A few Christmas eve serenaders wore still out at 1 o’clock this morning, but the blasts of their horns were not as steady as they were In toe early night. Altogether it was a very quiet Christ mas eve. The streets were never before so thronged, and the toy shoos and stores where holiday goods are sold were crowded until long alter 10 o’clock. But the crowds were good natured and quiet, and the police, although they bad all they could do to keep the sidewalks from being blocked, were called upon to make very few arrests. BUSY EXPRESSMEN. Bow Christinas Makes Things Lively for the Messengers. The Southern Express Company’s office was almost blockaded yesterday by wagons backed up around it on all sides. All day the wagons kept going and vtming, oue set disgorging packages into ne office, and the otoer carrying the par iels away. There was a little of almost everything there. A rocking chair fbr Florida, a child’s wagon for Beaufort, a keg or ueer for Montgomery county, half aduzeujugs for Camden, a crate of oranges for Macon, a pair of live turkeys for Augusta, a gal lon of oysters for Columbia, a little live alligator for Mew York, a box of cigars for Chicago, more kegs and jugs and oranges, were a few of the articlee of a distinctive Christmas gift appearance. There wan the usua! assortment ot boxes and barrels which belong to the every day trade, and besides there was an almost inhnHe variety of parcels that were evi dently Christmas presents. Mr. Cooper, the local superintendent, said tnat the rush is equal to ir not be yond anything in past seasons. He looked as though be might have been working straudu ahead for a week with out a stop. The greater part of the force have been compelled to work until late at mgbt to keep up with the business. Mr. Cooper told a story about a driver who was hired on Thursday. The driver did not get bis breaktust before he went to work, as he trusted to getting a lew minutes oft during tne morning, lie took the precaution, however, to Bend for a beefsteak. At nignt he drove into the stable, handed the steak to a darkv and remarked that be had rather sleep than eat. He bad not bad a chance to get breakfast, dinner or supper, and was too tired to eat. ORPHANS MADE HAPPY. Christmas Tree anti Carols at the Or phan Asylum. Upwards of fifty children were made happy at Orphan Asylum yes terdy by a Purge and handsome Christmas tree which was given to them by the ladies who are interested in the manage ment ot the home. The children knew that the tree was being prepared and were in a fever of ex pectation until the doore were thrown open and it was presented to their view. They came in singing a Christmas hymn, their laces beaming with happiness. Tne tree was heavily laden with presents of ail kinds. There was candy and dolls and toys and dozens of other things tor the little ones, and work boxes and handkerchiefs and books and numerous otber useful and pleasing presents tor the larger children. Each child’s name was called out as her present was taken from the tree and handed her, and the expressions ot joy and happiness were eo frequent and so sincere that they amply repaid the ladies for all ibeir trouble in making the Christ mas such a plea-ant one to the orphans. Chrlitnuc Will not interfere with the regular issues of the Morning News. Sunday’s paper will appear as usual. Thin, Christmas day, the business office will observe Sunday boura: Open in the morning from 9to 11, and In the evening from 7 to 10. Contract advertisers wno desire their advertisements changed in Sunday’s issue mutt send them In this morning. children's and Boys’ Shirt Waist* at B. 11. levy k Uru.'s. SERVICES IN THE CHURCHES How the Religious World will Keep Christ ums. In all of the Catholic and Episcopal churches there will he the services and masses usually celebrated on Christmas day. The first service will be the solemn mas 9 at the Cathedral at 5 o’clock, ltev. Father Cafferty, Vicar General of tbo diocese, will be the celebrant, and he will use lor the first time in the Cathedral the service which has just been presented to Bishop Becker. Tnis mass will be followed by other masses until 8 o’clock, when the Rt. Rev. Bishop Becker will sing a mass. At 10 o’clock the solemn Pontifical mass will be sung with the Bishop as celebrant, as sisted by a deacon and sub-deacon. Tne mass will have orchestral music, and ai the conclusion the Pope’s blessing will be given. Quite a number of the clergy of the diocese will be here, and will take part in the services. An early mass will be celebrated at the St, Vincent de Paul Convent at tlo’olock. The singing in this mass will be by the Sisters and the convent girls. At Christ Episcopal Church the holy communion will be oelebrated at 7:30 o’clock, and at 11 o’clock there will be morning prayer and holy communion. The reetor. Rev. Thomas Boone, will preach a Christmas sermon. At St. John’s Church there will be morning prayer, sermon and bolv com munion at 11 o’clock. Rev. Charles H. Strong will preach the sermon. At Trinity Methodist Church there will be appropriate services at 11 o’olook this morning. At most ol the colored churches special services wili be held and glad anthems, hymns and chorals will be sung. The Christinas music in all of the churches will be elaborate. The choirs have been busy rehearsing for weeks and all church-going Savannah will listen to day to song, organ and orchestra. FLOWERS ON THE ALTARS. '■HI •- The Decorations in the Different Churches. The pWradpal decorations in the churches wffll be at St. John’s and Christ Episcopal Church and at the Catholic Cathedral. The decorations at St. John’s Church are something new and altogether differ ent from anything ever betore seeu in Sa vannah. The first thing to uttract the eye upon entering the church are the words “To-day a King is Born,” wrought in immortelles above the rear altar. The altar frout is covered witu a solid mass of immortelles, with a row of cedar above and below. The cross is made entirely oi white japonicas. and is a marvel of skill and taste, 'lhechancel railing iscovered with holly and bamboo artistically com bined. In front of the chancel and in va rious attractive positions adjoining it are various binds of hothouse tress, such as oleanders, palms and rhododendrons. The moßt original feature of all is the evergreen panels on either side of the church ana one between each of the win dows. These panel* are about two feet by live in size, and are rrtade ol cedar trimmed with bamboo, each one having the branches of different trees tastily worked in the centre. The window arches and the gallery trout are covered with holly, bamboo and ivy. The designs were obtained from the High Art Society of New York, at considerable expense. To Mrs. J. R. Sheldon is due, in a large mea-ure, the skilliul and tasty execution of thesedesigns and the natidsome appear ance presented by the interior of the church. The decorations of Christ Church are wholly of evergreens. On either side of the altar within the chancel is a bank ol green as a background, and in front are ferns and palms. Festoous of ivy and cedar are suspended around the body ol the church under the galleries, and wreaths are hung from the capitals ol the pillars supporting the galleries. The only design is a lyre in front of the choir’s gallery. AT THE POB l OFFICE. Tlie Way the Postmen Have a Merry Christinas. The letter carrier’s lot never Is a happy one, and during the holidays it is about as unenviable a position as any in the government’s giU. A carrier remarked last night that Bn arms ached from the lips of his lingers to nis neck. The collec tions were heavy, but not near so heavy as the deliveries. A package of any size will not go in the hole in a letter box and all bulky presents are sent direct to the post < ffioe lor mailing. For that the car riers are duly grateful. They catch it, however, In delivering the postal matter. Yesterday they labored along under great load* of letters, Christmas cards, and packages of au infinite variety of shapes and sizes. Mr. ‘William Coolidge, superintendent of the carriers, said that he did not think there was so many card* as last year, but there appeared to be more packages. As usual tuere were letters ami other matter not properly addressed. One package had nothing but six 2c. stamps on it. There was not a single letter indicating who the parcel was ior or where it was to go. As it was not sealed, but tied with a piece of thread, it was opened and found to contain a box of cigars with this writ ten on the lid: “Compliments of George to William.’’ The party for whom the box was Intended stands a very poor show cf smoking any of the cigars to-day. If the sender will go down to the office and put some address on the package it will be forwarded. The money order and registered letter departments were busy all day issuing and paying and the clerks were kept at work late at night checking up. This morning the carriers will make one delivery. The general delivery will be open from 7 o’clock until 10. Tbe spe cial delivery boy will be on duty in the morning, and will takeoutall matter that comes In before 10. CHRISTMAS WEATHER. A Coltl Wave Hurrying to Get Here, Rut is Nut Likely To. Christmas day will be a cold one away up in the North and Northwest, but prom ises to be pleasant enough here. Tbe signal service reports at midnight show the thermometer to be 12 degs. below zero at Bismarck, Dakota, 5 dogs, below at Duluth, Minn., and fi below at St Paul. At 7 o’clock yesterday morning the Signal Bureau here received ord rs to bolst the cold wave flag, that there would be a tall of 15 to 20 (legs, in temperature in the next twenty-four to forty-elgnt hours. The wave will probably’ reach here some time to-day, hut its severity will be greatly broken before it arrives. At St. Louis at midnight mercury was 25 (legs, above zero, and at Louisville it was fiO dogs, above. Tbe wave lias reached Tennessee, but is no way severe. Nor is it as cold in tbe Northwest by several de grees as It was yesterday morning. Tbe day promises to be an exceptional one as to rain, tor a rainy Christmas is generally considered a loregone conclu sion. The rain which fell yesterday ceased at night, and tlm storm at midnight was away up about New York traveling in a northeasterly direction. The Indications for to-day are: Fair weather.nnd colder, northwesterly winds. Extract or White Hun u*r the Hair, as made by J. A E. Atkinson, Londou, cures dandruff, is fragrant, invigorating, and delightful. Indispensable to ladles. Try tbe Hermansqueile Mineral Water. Chab. Kolsuokn & Bro. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. DECEMBER 25. 1886. TRICKS OF THE WHEEL. The Way the Fortune Wheel aud Turkey Raffle Were Carried On. Noah Camps and Max Pasen. the two young sports who were arrested for run ning the turkey wheel of fortune swindle, were given a hearing yesterday before Magistrate Waring Itus6ell. The place waa on Broughton street, a lew doors east of Porter's drug store. Both of the defendants claim to be from New York. Confinement in tne county jail, although only for three days, seemed to have had some effect on Camps, who is rather a good looking youug fellow. Solicitor General dußlgnon called Sheriff John T. Honan lor the first wit ness. The Sheriff stated that he served tne warrants on Camps and Pasen Tues day night. The room in which the game was being carried on was open and there was a big crowu around the'counter. One man was turning a wheel and the other was banding out paddles. The Sheriff did not notice the game especially, but arrested the men who seemed to he con ducting it. He identified Camps as tbe one who banded some man iu the crowd a quarter and who remarked that the game was closed. In a lew minutes the place was closed up. May Henderson testified that he won some turkeys in the place. The game consisted of a wheel with numbers from one to thirty-six on it. Six paddles, each containing six numbers corresponding with those on the wtieel, were offered for sale at 25c. a paddle. The wheel was then given a turn and the holder ot the paddle bearing tue winning number was offered either a turkey or fl 25. It was optional with the winner whether he would take a turkey or tue money. The players made 25c. on every $ 1 50. At that point in the evidence Solicitor General dußignon asked the witness if be knew anything as to how the game came to be started here. Walter Charlton, Esq., who represented the defendants, objeoted to the question. Mr. dußignon remarked significantly that there might be others who ought to be bound over and ne thought it was to the public’s interest tbat the question be answered. The Magistrate, however, ruled it out. Tom Golden said tbat he was In the place one night aud saw the game run ning. He did not see anyone get a tur key, but he saw several people get $1 25 apiece. The witness was offered a paddle, but he did not want a tame turkey. A colored barber stated that he invest ed a quarter on the game and won. He did not hear anyone say anything about turkeys, although he saw turkeys in the room. The witness got $125 and tried toe game again and won. He intended to take a turkey the next time, but he did not wiu auv more, and when he quit he was dead broke. Camps made a statement in bis own de fense and said tbat the game was started by a party of four. At first there was a woman interested in it and she sold the paddles. The players merely took chances on a turkey and if the winner did not want a turkey the commission mer chant would buy the low! lor $i 25. Camp considered the business just as legitimate as the buying ana selling of goods in a regular store. The proprietors paid the oouuty $25 tax and understood that they were licensed to go ahead. Pasen, the witness added, was paid 75c. a day to clean out the room, feed the turkeys and roll the wheel. Fasen said that he did not want to make a sta eraent. The Solicitor General ar gued that, under the law, both Camp and Fasen were principals, and they were each committed to jail in default of $3OO bond lor iheir appearance at court. It is understood that the Solicitor Gene ral has information to the effect that cer tain parties in the citv were Interested in the game and received a third o( the profits, and It was that point that he de sired to bring out through the witness Henderson. SUFFOCATED BY GAS. Death of Capt. Peter LeFevre, theO. S. S. Co.’s Port Captain. A New York dispatch to the Morninu News says that Capt. Peter LeFevre, Superintendent of the Ocean Steamship Company in New York, was found dead in his bed yesterday morning at his resi dence at New Rocuelle, suffocated by coal gas. Mrs. LeFevre was also found un conscious and is not expected to recover. The couple retired at about 10 o’clock Thursday night and the weather being warm the doors of the heater were left open and the gas escaped into the room. Capt. LeFevre was Port Captain of the Ocean Steamship Company, with head quarters at New York, and had general supervision of the ships and machinery. He designed all the steamships of the company and superintended their con struction at Roach’s ship yard. He was a man of the highest integrity and of great experience in ships nnd shipping, iie was Captain of tne celebrated steam ship Vanderbilt when she was on the line between New York and Havre. Capt. LeFevre was 76 years of age. The flags of the ships of the company were bait-masted vesteiday in respect to his memory. THE ARGUMENT ENDED. .Jucljje Adams Defers His Decision in ttic Maudauius Case. Argument lu the mandamus casa brought by General Alexander’s friends to compel the President and directors of tbe Central railroad to ailow an inspec tion ot the books of the company was con cluded in the Superior Court yesterday. The concluding argument lor the petition ers was made by Pat Calhoun, Esq., of Atlanta. His line was the same as had been previously made by counsel in the case. He Insisted that individual stockholders had a right to know who their associates are. “Suppose,” he said, “that w knew that the present board of officers intended to run the price ot stock down 25 or 40 per cent, would we not have a right to demand a list of stockholders so that we could confer with them bh to tbe ways and means to be adopted to prevent this?’’ “The charter,” ho went on, “provides that any thirty stockholders wno represent as ittatiy as 1,000 shares can call a meeting at any time and thus secure an Inspection of tbe books, but unless we have a list bow are we going to get together these thirty stockholders ? Are we expected to adver tise in tbe public print that we wish to confer with them on matters of impor tance P” Numerous authorities were cited to show that tbe right of the petitioners to inspeot the books existed tn common law, and that they were unjustly deprived of this right. Gen. A. K. Lawton concluded for the President and directors is a speech of an hour’s length. He held that tuere was no question of a clear legal rtgut involved, and that the petitioners were afforded au ample remudy in tbe provisiuns of tho charter. Owing to the importance of the case Judge Adams deferred his decision until Monday, so as to allow himself time to carefully investigate tbeditfeient author ities cited by the opposing counsel. Police Court Cases. A oolored youth with the royal sound ing name Prince Albert Brown, was lined $2 yesterday morning bv tbe Mayor for throwing fire balls in the street. Mike Kelly, Frank Davis and William McManus were turned over to tbe City Court for vagrancy. Ulfts lor Chrlstm *s. F or either lady or gentleman, nothing is more delicate than a box of Colgate’s ex quisite Cashmere Bouquet Soso. NEW ROAD TO THE WEST THE SAVANNAH AND WESTERN COMPANY ORGANIZED. The Road to Tap the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Probab y at Kastman—The Board of Directors and Officer* A surveying Corps to b* Started Out at Ones—The Country Through Which the Road AVitl Bun. The incorporators of the Savannah and Western Railway Company met yester day in this city and effeoted a temporary organization. The following were elected a Board of Directors v. Hon. F. W. Mel drlm, Esq., Capt. John Flannery, J. J. McDonough, Herman Myers, J. K. Clarke, J. P. Williams, of Savannah; Judge John Moßea, Walter T. McAr thur. of Montgomery county; C. C. Smith Esq., and Thomas Eason,of Telfair county. Mr. Meldrim was elected President,and Mr. Myers Secretary and Treasurer. THE PROPOSED LINE. The proposed line ot the road is from Savannah almost duo west through Bryan, Tattnall, Montgomery, Telfair, and Dodge counties to some point on the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia road, probably Eastman. The western terminal has not been decided upon,|how ever, and will not be until after the pre liminary surveys ar# made. A surveying corps will be organized and started out as soon as possible, enough money having been guaranteed yesterday to provide for all expenses until a permanent organiza tion is effected. A FINELY TIMBERED COUNTRY. The length of the line will be about 100 miles. It will pass through a large tract ol finely timbered country not tapped by any other railroad, and lying in an irregu larly shaped quadrangle bounded by the Central on the east and north, the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia on the west, and the Savannah, Florida and Western on the south. The road will pass near or through tbe county seat of every county it strikes. That insures It the best possible local traffic through those counties. There is now a road from Amerious to Lumpkin, and that is being extended west to Flor ence, on the Chattahoochee. CONNECTING LINES. A line is also projected from Americus east to connect with the East Tenueasee, Virginia and Georgia. Such a line trom Florence east and counecting with she Savannah arid Western would give Savannah a short and new route to tbe rich country contiguous to the Chatta hoochee. Good local traffic will be in sured for the western part of the road by reason of the fact that from Eastman to Florence the line will pass through the oounty seats of all the counties it touches. Another reason given for the building of the road is that it will give this city a direct route to Kansas City and the West. A liberal charter was obtained for the Savautiah and Western road at tbe last session ol the General Assembly, and the gentlemen interested in the movement are all prominent citizens of the State, and the business men stand high in their respective branches. COST OF THE ROAD. The expense of building the road will not he heavy, the directors say. Mr. Mel drim, tbe President, who is thoroughly tamillar with the topography ol the country, says that it is slightly undulating and well wooded, except along the streams where the naval stores and lumber men bave been at work. He does not say positively that tbe road will be built, as that will be de termined by the surveys. At present be believes that it wli! be, however. There is no scheme in the movement, he states, and no purpose to sell out a charter. Nearly all of the directors have a direct money interest in tne development of the country between Savannah aud Lumber City or Eastman. THE CIIY ItKGIS [’ll ATI ON. Tlie Books to be Opened Jan. 3—The Registration Offices. Tbe municipal election managers have selected the places for registration in the several districts, with the exception of in the Second district. In the First district the books will be opened at Cox’s stables, on West Broad street. In the Third district tbe books will be at Simon Gazan's cigar store, at Bull and Broughton streets. The place tor registering in the Fourth district will be at Alfred 8. Bacon’s office at Liberty and Price streets. The books w:il be opened Jan. 3, Mr, John Kutbertord was chosen Chairman of the board and H. McAipin, Esq., was chosen Secretary. Mnßr lliliou’i Clirtawn-N Present, Manager B. F. Dtllon, of the Western Union telegraph office, and of tne Tele phone Excnauge, was presented last night, by the employes of both offices, with a handsome rocking chair, richly upholstered and adjustable to almost every position. The presentation took plaoe in the Western Union office and was a complete surprise to the popular manager. The presentation speech was gracelully made by Mr. J. P. Merri hew. In spite of its being a sur prise, Mr. Dillon responded neatly to the compliment paid him and thanked the employes most heartily for their gift, valuable in itself but more so by reason ol its being given by those with whom bis relations were moat pleasant, and whose kindly regard he should always cherish. A Fire Crurknr’a Work. The careless use of firs crackers came near causing a serious accident last night. The Southern Express messenger was delivering a package from his wag or. in front of a store just, north of South Broad street. A boy having procured some tire crackers iu the store lighted some of them and threw them under the horse. .Just at that moment a street car Waa passing. Tne frightened horse veered around qttiokly and was caught by the car and tnrovvn. The shafts ot tbe ex press wagon were broken to splinters and the expressman barely escaped being caught tinder the horse as he fell. Tlte Distribution of Gifts by Ludden & Bates 8, M. U, Took place at 0 o'olock last evening in tbelr piano wareroom. A committee con sisting of Dr. Geo. H. Stone, A. H. Mo- Donell, Esq., and M. S. Byek, took charge of tbe distribution ol gifts. Ticket No. 785 drew the Mason A Ham lin Organ, valued at $124 00. Ticket No. 3,246 drew the Guitar, val ued ai, $35 00, and was held by D. G. Purse, Jr., residing ut 120 Liberty street. Ticket No. 1,511 draws tbe Oil Paint ing, valued at $25 00. Ticket No. 1,635 draws tbe Music Folio, valued at $3 00, and was held by Dudley Clark, employed at tbe Marshall House. Tiokei No. 3,308 draws the Binder, val ued at $5 00. Holders of Tiokets Nos. 785, 1,511, and 3,308 will please call at our store and re ceive their gifts. Ludden & Bates Southern Music House. Fur the Orpheus, Mr. John J. Sullivan, proprietor of the Pulaski House wine and billiard rooms, announces that tbe gross reoelpts ol his establishment to-aay will be turned over to the authorities tor distribution among the orphan asylums of Savannah. THROUGH THK CITY. Items Gathered Here and There by the News Reporters. Ann Davis (colored) was arrested last night for stealing some Roods from the store of A. R. Altniayer fc Cos. Sam Osborne, colored, was arrested for firing tire crackers at the corner of Mont gomery and Bay streets last night, and when at the barracks a pistol was tound on him. He was charged the second time with carrying concealed weapons. Theodore Camis, a character well known to the alms-glving public, and also to the officers of the law, died at the City Hospital at an early hour yesterday morning. He was found in the western part of the city in an unconscious condi tion and carried to the hospital, where ho died soou alter. Annie Pournelle, the ynung colored woman who was kicked by Policeman Hymes, and whom it was feared was fatally Injured, was still alive last night, and it was stated that she may recover. Hymes was arrested yesterday and taken to jail, but afterward gave bond for his appearance at court and was released. At midnight there were nineteen cases for the Mayor’s Court this morning. The court will be held this morning as usual, and some of the victims of Christmas eve fun will have the pleasure of spending to day in jail. The majority of the arrests were for violating the city ordinances in firing fire crackers and Roman candles in the streets. Mr. Geo. Ch. Gemunden, according to bis usual custom, sent three kegs of beer to the barracks last night for the guar dlansofthe peace, for which they return their usual thanks. Mr. Geo. Schwarz also remembered them in the shape ot another keg, and they also thank him, and wish both the donors a merry Christ mas and a happy New Year. RIVER AND HARBOR NEWS. Gleanings Among the Shipping and Along the Wharves. The German barks Niagara and Felix Mendelssohn were being decorated last night in honor of Christmas with ever greens. They will be dressed this morn ing with bunting. Capt. F. Stanlta, of the Italian brig Se lina Stanford, is in the city on a visit. His vessel is in Charleston, but she will very likely be brought here to load. Capt. Siaritaand his vessel are about the oldest Italian traders at this port. The steam yacht Talisman took on coal at Taggart’sicoal wharf yesterday and proceeded to Jacksonville, where she will be joined by her owner, Mr. John Slater, and a party of friends. They will cruise, hunt and fish in Florida waters. The British steamship Timor was clear ed yesterday by Messrs. A. Minis & Sons tor Bremen with 6.177 bales ot upland cotton, weighing 2,726,286 pounds, valued at $266,669 C 6, and 100 tons of phosphate rock, valued at $7OO 00; total valuation of cargo $269,369 00. The Norwegian bark Gler went up on Willink’s marine railway yesterdav morning and a survey was held on her bottom. The surveyors found the yellow metal wrinkled somewhat, and they re commended that the copper be stripped off the vessel and that her bottom be caulked and remetaled. Messrs. Straohan & Cos. cleared yester day the British steamship Cervin for .Liv erpool with -1,878 bales oi upland cotton, weighing 2,353,929 pounds, valued at $216,737 00, and 60 bales oi sea island cot ton, '.veigning 23,098 pounds, valued at $4,000 00, and 300 sucks of cotton seed, valued at $450 00; total valuation of car go $221,187 00. The steam yacht Twilight, Capt. L. W. Avetill. arrived in port yesterday from New York via Charleston. She is 75 feel long, 20 feet beam and is fitted with double comoouud engines. She Is a side wheel yacht, tbe first of the kind that ver visited this port. She is owned by L. B. Harkins, of Cleveland, 0., and is now taking on coal at Taggart’s coal wharf. When finished she will proceed to Jacksonville and will winter in Florida waters. A San Francisco dispatch of Dec. 22 says: “Newsreached this city to-day of the total loss at sea oi bark Elia 8. Thayer, built in 1865 by A. & G. Hawthorn, of Bath, Me. She was bound to this port from Tacoma, with 1,400 tons of ooal, and foundered about 150 miles off Cape Flat tery, through being, it is said, too heavily for anything except the fairest weather. Her orew had been three days in boats when picked up by British bark Vou Moltke, and were then half starved and delirious.” The Thayer was an old time trader at Savannah and was a full rigged ship, but was aiterwards altered to a hark. A riisnc* to See the 801 l Fight. A special ten-day excursion is an nounced from Savannah to Havana. It will leave here next Tuesday. A stop of five hours will be made at Key West on Wednesday, and Havana will be reached early Thursday morning lu time tor tbe more notable of the Christinas week fes tivities. One of the most important events to the Cubans will be the bull fights to-morrow week. The excursion party will leave Havana to return Mon day,Jan. 2, at noon,and will reach Savan nah at noon on Wednesday. Information and staterooms on the steamer Mascotte can be obtained of W ui. Bren, at the Bull street office. Innp*ctor White’s Statement. Custom House, Sanannah, Ga., Dec. 25 Editor Morning News: Referring to an article in your issue of yesterday neaded “Used by the Tope,” I bee to say that tbo box contaimug the case ot regalia was opened by myself with extraordinary care in the presence of Mr. Hamilton, tbe Deputy Collector, and other customs of ficers, in tbe business office of the custom house, and that there was neither rough handling nor violence employed. Upon removing the case, which was an old one, and bad evidently seen long ser vice, it was round unlocked and a small piece of paper inserted in the bolt-open ing, showing that it bad been purposely leltunfastened. The case was received end delivered in good order, and there was no evidence of vandalism or rough handling whon it left tbe custom house. 1 trust you will publisu this in justice to the public service as well as to Charlks j. White, Inspector United States Customs. A Cummuß-SeDiii Remedy. In the matter ot curatives what you want is something that will do its work while you continue todo yours—a remedy that will give you no incouvenience nor Interfere with your business. Such a remedy Is Allcook’s Porous Plasters. Tnese plaster* are purely vegetable anil absolutely harmless. They require no change ol diet and are not affected by wet or cold. Tuelr action does not interfere with laborer business; you can tod and yet be cured while hard at work. They are so pure that the youngest, the oldest, the most delicate person ol either sex can use them with great benefit. rrocrmtlii .lion. To all of those who have put off making their purchases for Xmas, we beg leave to say that wo have just received our fourth installment of Xmas Cards and will have them on sale to-day. Also a complete general holiday line. For the convenience of our patrons who will wantr fireworks, we will keep open all day Christmas. Remember this, and buy your fireworks of us. Davis Bros. B. H. Levy & Bro.’s prices are the lowest, as their goods are the best. THE PAVIIAON HOTEL. Its Purchase by the Trustees of the Chatham Academy. The committee of Chatham Academy trustees was formally notified yesterday of the action of the Oglethorpe Real Es tate Company in declining their offer of $60,000 lor tbe barracks property. No further steps will betaken toward nego tiating for the barracks. Toe trustees had the refusal of the Pavilion Hotel property at $50,000, and yesterday notified the Union Society managers that they desired to be plaoed in possession ot the property at once. As soon as the papers can be made out it will be transferred to them, and possession ot the hotel will be given Feb. 1. The lease held by Mr. Nobles does not expire until October. The hotel will be remodeled so as to fit it for school pur poses, and it will tbeu be turned over to the Board of Education. The work of re modeling will begin as soon as possession ot the building is obtained. Local Personal. Rev. A. M. Winn, the new pastor of Wesley Monumental Church, arrived in the city yesterday and was warmly wel comed by bis many friends. He will preach his inaugural sermon at Weslev Church to-morrow. Hon. Hampton L. Ferrill yesterday ap pointed Mr, Frank E. Kielbacn deputy clerk of his court. Mr. Kielbach has been in the office lor the past t.vo years, is per fectly familiar with the details of its workings, and is well equipped for tbe performance ot the duties that will de volve upon him. Miss May Bond, daughter of Thomas P. Bond, Esq., returned yesterday from a visit to the West, accompanied by her cousin, M iss Helen Gallic, of Sedalia, Mo. The fair visitor is a daughter of John B. Gallie, Esq., a nephew and namesake ol the late Maj. John B. Gallie, of this city, who was killed during the late war at Fort McAllister. The following Irom the Sedalia Democrat shows that these young ladies have been having a very pleasant time in Missouri: “Misses Helen Gallie and May Bond left yesterday afternoon tor Jefferson City to attend the Imperial ball, and will return to-morrow. The' 1 Times, of that city, says: ‘Miss Gallie, of Sedalia, is visiting Mrs. J. A. Pollack, Miss Gallie Is one of Sedalia’s brightest young ladies. She is the possessor of 4' highly cultivated and musical voice. Her coming has been looked forward to with pleasure. An informal reception will be given by Gov. Marmadukeon Saturday evening, at the mansion, in honor oi Misses Gallie and Bond, of Sedalia, who are visiting here. The young ladies are on their way east to spend the winter.’ ” Among tbe arrivals at tbe Screven House yesterday were: JT Schroeder, Baltimore; A A Carmichael, Jr., Augusta; Harry G Myer and wife, New York; A H Atherton, Boston; J P Parker, St. Louis; J M Power, New ark, N J; G M Munks, Raltmore; VR Huston, Dorset, Vt.; Miss L E Barnes, Boston; Chas A Brux, Charleston, SC; John Karl, Cyrus Travers,Peekskill, N Y; C S Barnes, Mobile. At the Harnett House were Charles S Ogden, Philadelphia; Richmond Plaut, LA Grant, New York; L W McCall, Hasiain; U J Beagler, Homerville; J W Bird, Effingham county; G M Buckner, B H Martin, G M Morris, South Carolina; L C Beacham, Condor; JW Taylor, Da rien; John E McMillan, G M Morris, Barnwell county, SC; DL Thrower and wile, Atlanta. At the Marshall House were J R Smith. Valdosta; W P Hartman, Dubois; A F Proctor, Providence, K I; Miss Lizzie Baxley, Liberty county; F L Eavans, Cincinnati; S W TiJsam Florida; G W Keiley, Louisville: Lee McLendon, Wav cross; D F Tarbett, Mobile; J P Rodgers, Greensboro, NC; S W Boker, Butkley; H S Morse, Brunswick; J J Orchard, Co lumbia; John P Perry, Jacksonville. Church Services, Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension.—ln consequence of the con tinued ill health of the pastor there will bo no services this (Christmas) day. Divine services to-morrow at 11 a. m.; Cater hitmens meet at 9:30 a. m.; Sabbath school at 3:30 p. m. AU are invited. Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Teiiair square, betweeu York and Presi dent, Rev. T. T. Christian pastor. Prayer meeting Sunday 10 a. m.; preachiug’m tbe pastor 11 a. m. and 7:7J0 p. m.; Sunday School 3:30 p. m. Monthly Love Feast Thursday 7:30 p. m. There will be appropriate services at Trinity .Methodist Church this morning at 11 o’clock. All cordially invited. First Presbyterian Church, Monterey Square, Rev. J. W. Rogan pastor.— Services at 11 a. m. by the pastor. At 7:30 p. m. Christmas exercises by tne Sunday school. Prayer meeting Thursday eve ning at 7:40. BaptistCburch, Chippewa square. Rev. J.E. L. Holmes, D. D., pastor.—Preach ing by tbe pastor at it a m. mid 7:80p. in. Young men’s prayer meeting at 10 a. m. Sunday school at 3:30p. m. Praver meet ing aDd lecture Wednesday at 7:6OY>, m. -*nr ~ Th New Mrlnhard Building. The proposals for building the new storehouse for Messrs. MemdaFff’Bros It Cos. on Broughton street; were opened yesterday noon at the office of the archi tects, Fay & Eichborg. The bid of Mr. Harry Bartlett was accepted and the con tract has beeu drawn up anil signed. The work will be begun as soon as the mate rial is ready. The building is to he com pleted by June 1. ChrmiiiH* Ordiifpi. The Morning News has received from Mr. W. E. Dawson, formerly bookkeeper for the News, but now of Grand Island, Fla., a crate ol Christmas oranges irom Mr. Dawson’s grove. Strike White tile Iron l> Hof. Lovell & Lattimore,lssand 157 Congress street, have a very large stock of Heat ing Stoves, every one of which they iu tend to dispose of belore tue season passes and lo do this, they will sell at very low’ ffvuri'B. Everybody wbohas uptonowput off getting on<- will do well to see them. There is lois of cold weather yet to pass through. Don’t lorget the place. The Loon Hot.cu, • ulixh .*-, Florida, Is now open for tbe season. Dry and bracing atmosphere, hard roads through lovely hills and valleys, and guwe in abundance, among the attractions. Al?ic iu Motii^n Mrs, Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should always be used when children are cutting teeth, it relieves the little sufierer at once; it produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as ’-bright as a button.” It la very pleasant to taste. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al lays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the lies 1 known remedy for diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other oauses. 25 cents a bottle. Oak, Plus nii<t Ll(htwi>oil. For sale by It. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and Kast Broad streets. Telephone No 77. Try our Bottled Beer In half pints, for sale at all bars. CHAB. KoLSHORN Ac BrO. A royal line of satin uml 8111 c Lined Over costs, also numberless styles for genteel and ordinary wear. It. 11. Levy h Bro , 101 Con gress. Oak, Pine and I.lghtwood, For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and Kast Broad streets. Telephone Mo. 4i Croiuit’o 3 run gittrro. DYSPEPSIA 1b a dangerous os well as distressing neglected, it tendß by impairing nutrition, anil pressing the tone of tile system, to prepare the w*j fßill r® * 81l Ifl § : best tonic I ]Htethoappetite, and aids the aaainmaticnof J. Ti It-OSSTTgR, tile honored paetor of tlo* Jfirtt Reformed Church, Baltimore, Md savs- Having Brown’s Iron Bitters lor bisnenfi* And Indigestion I take greiit pleaeure in l-ESS* mending it highly. Alao consider it a epitidid toSo at i invworator, end very strengthening ” 10 Hos. Joseph O. Suit. Judge of Circuit Go™. Clinton Cos., Xml, sys: “ I bear moat cheerful tost?’ Sony to. the efficacy of Brown's Iron Bitters f, yspepeia, and os a tome.” lor Genuine has above Trade Mark and crossed red line. on wrapper 'take no other. MadeonWh. BROWS CHEMICAL CO., BALTmoiug Md. jrotlrrq. | A m-m -- B Capital Prize, $150,000. “ w * <f° hereby certify that we supervise the arrangement* for all the Monthly and Se „ii Annual Prowings of The Louisiana State Pot., tery Company, and in person manage and eon. trol the Drawings themselves, and that the earn* are conducted with honesty, fairness, and in good faith toward all parti**, and tee author, ,4 the Company to uee thie certificate , with fa*, similes of our eignaturee attached, in ite adeer* tieemente.” as. IT. the undersigned Sant* and Bankers will pay all Prieee drawn in The Louisiana Stitt Lotteries which may be presented at our coun ters. J. H. OGLESBY, President Louisi. ana National Bank. J. YV. KILBRETH, President State National Bank. A. BALDWIN, President New Or. leans National Bank. UNPRECEDENTED ATTRACTION WOvkr Half a Million Distribl'tkd! Louisiana State Lottery Cos. Incorporated la 1868 for 25 years by the Leg islature for Educational and Charitable pur poses—with a capital of 11,000,000—t0 which a reserve fund of over 1600,900 Uaasinocbjea added. By an overwhelming popular vote it* fran chise was made a part of the present Stats Constitution adopted December ad. A. D. 1119. The only Lott-ry ever voted on and endorsed by the people of any State. It n-ver sales or postpone*. ItsGrund single Number Drawings take jilace monthly, anti the wiik Annual Drawings regularly every nix months (Jun >nd •<: ml) r ) A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FORTUNE. FIRST GRAND DRAWINIi, CLASS A, IN THE ACADE MY OF MUSIC. NEW ORLEANS, TUESDAY. January 11, 1887—Booth Monthly Drawing. Capital Prize $150,000. NOTlCE.—Tickets are Ten Dollars only/ Halves, |5. Fifths, $2. Tenths, 11. LIST OF PRIZSS. 1 CAPITAL PRIZE OF $150,000.. $150,000 IGRANO PRIZE OF 5C.000 50,000 IGRAND PRIZE O? 20,000 . .. 20,000 2LARGE PRIZES OP 10.000 20,000 4 LARGE PRIZES OF 5,000 . .. 20,000 20 PRIZES OF 1,000. . 20.000 5C “ 500.... 25.000 100 “ 300 30,000 200 “ 200.... 40,000 500 •• 100 . 50,000 1,000 “ 50 ... 59,000 APPROXIMATION PRIZES, 100 Approximation Prizes of $3OO ... $30,009 100 “ •• 200.... 20 009 ioo “ *• i00.... lo,oid 2,179 Prizes, amounting to $505/09 Application for rate* to clubs should t> made only to the office of the Company ia New Orleans. For further Information write clearly, giv ing full address. POSTAL NOTES. Exprort Money Orders, or New York Exchang* m ordinary 'otter. Currency by Express atout expense) addressed it. A. DAUPHIN, New Orleans. La.. Or M. A. DAUPHIN, Washington, D. C. Make P. 0. Money Order* payabla and address Registered Letters to HKW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANK, New Orleans, La. DCMCRfiOCD That the presence of Gen ii L ill L ill dCn era's Beauregard and Eariv, who are in charge of the drawings, is a guar antee of aoso ute fairness and iu'ogritv. that the chances areal equal, and tha no one can possibly divine what numbers will draw .1 Prize. All parties, therefore, advertising to guarantee Prizes In this Lotterv, or holding out any other impossible inducements, ara swindlers, and only aim to dceehe and de fraud the unwary. _____ frrUliifro. William Ravknbl, President. (gTONO PHOSPH ATE COMPANY CHARLESTON, 3. O. ESTABLISHBD 1870. HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS. B< >LURLE GUANO( highly ammonlated DISSOLVED BONE. ACID PHOSPHATE AsH ELEMENT. FLOATS. GERMAN K AIN IT. HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZER. COTTON SEED MEAL. COTTON SEED HULL ASHES. Office, No. 12 Broat* Stiusrt. All orders promptly filled. R. M. MEANS, Treasurer Coal. C O A. L! ON nnd after this date our prlr.os will b® ** follows: Per Per Per Ton. H’l’f Ton. Q’rt’r Ton. Stove )li 50 1135 ! j. BoatKgg 6r,(Ji 3 25 Nut A 50 3 25 -s Broken (100 B 00 W. A. Egg 6 00 8 00 1: Scotch 6 00 3 35 " Dixon & Murphy* Telephone 68. Office 6 Dtavion street* Savannah, Ga.,Doo. is, lSBd.