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ALEXANDER'S BIG VOTE.
THK (T.NTItAIj HAItROAD’B
NEW M \ MAOKMEXT.
lhe Alexander Directory Elertad by
13,000 Mijortly—The Moil Exciting
Jli ronri Contest Ever Known tn the
South —The H-Out Management’* Ovr~
whe mine AKxandcr
Vote. Nearly of Stock iu
Kt. Own Nome —How the Movement to
Control Woe sturted end How It
Ended—What tho Future President’*
Policy Will lie—Sketch of the New Di
rectory.
Gen. E. P. Alexander 41 660 shares.
Capt. W. G. Raoul 27,773 shares.
That was the result of yesterday’s Cen- I
trai railroad election, one ot ibe most !
notable contests tor ihe control of a cor
poration ever known in the State of
Georgia, and In fact in the South. Pew
political campaigns ever awakened
deeper interest, and it is a matter of con
gratulation that they hardly over last so
long.
Six months ngo the stock of the Central
Railroad and Banking Company of
Georgia paid a 2 per cent, semi-annual I
dividend and was quoted in the market
at 69. ,
THK MOVEMENT TO CONTROL.
About tnat time parlies then unknown
went into the mark t quietly and began
buying the stock. From the moment that
the stock started up until midday yester
day interest in the movement deepened
and soread, until all of Georgia was
feverish witn excitement, as a sick man
is with th malaria.
The company owns, operates, or con
trols, uiuApi of 2.000 miles of railroad
in Hi- Soutn, but piiCoipaily iiLGe >rgia.
Its stockholders number 2,ooo.Scattered
chiefly over me State. Then too are .oores
ol thriving towns and cities, either atttie
terminals or along its many branches,
most intensely interested In evtrything
that concerned the road. Hundreds ol
thousands of people in all, directly or in
directly more or lesff concerned in tne
great corporation, were gravely interested
too In Us affairs.
WIDESPREAD INTEREST.
Consequently the report that a move
ment was on foot to cnange the manage
ment attracted immediate attention, and
as the weens sped by and the mystery as
to who the purchasers were remained un
solved, the interest which at first was
scarcely more than curiosity grew and
waxed deeper and more intense until i>
Una ly resolved itself into a wave of ex
citement that swept the State irom Chat
ham loMuseogoe.
And the excitement which was great
In the interior seemed a hundred-fold
more so in .savannah. Here was the
road’s chief terminal point, its general
offices and chief olticers, its immense
wharves aud steamship lines, its bank,
its shops, great warehouses, cotton
presses— in a word its head centre. No
wonder, thou, that the city was so deeply
stirred.
The general public was divided In its
opinion as to wnat the result would be,
and duringtne day sougnl eagerly lor the
latest information irom ths place of vot
ing.
GEN. ALEXANDER AT THE POLLS.
The announcement had been made that
tUe balloting would commence at 10
o’clook at ihe Central Railroad Bank on
Bay street. At 8:45 o’clock Gen. Alex
ander entered the bank. He was the first
stockholder to arrive, and he at once took
a position at the discount olerk’s window.
For over an hour he waited patiently for
the bands on the clock to reaoh the hour
when the first share oould he voted. Mr.
Pat Calhoun aud Col. William Garrard
stood near and cbatied with him.
Along toward 10 other stockholders
dropped in by ones aud twos, the first
comers being principally some of the
owners who live up in the interior and
are accustomed to risingearlv and do not
-mind irom 5 to 10 degs. below freezing
point.
Tbe Judges were gathered around the
stove within the railing twenty minutes
before tbe time io start. Some wbocame
,ln seemed not a little surprised at seeing
Geu. Alexander wailing to cast bis vote.
A SHREWD MOVE.
It was a shrewd move on his part as
was amply shown later, and MMuore
than a very few lu nrs later
i' l
iu. well
Capt. John M. Guerard,
tusu of the board of judges, said
Gen. Alexander read Irom a hi 'Hkm
taining his proxies -
ranged toe name “Annie Adams ■Li
shares.” Cashier T. M. Cutiuloghanß
wnoalsohad a list of the General’s prnxN
lea, repeated the name and number.
Reference was made toa book by tbec erks
of the election.tne proxies were pronouno
ed O. K. and 25 snares to Brah
h. Arte ms were next voted. Then 6 sham s
and 20 shares were voted, and then 125 for
•J. H. Alexander. Turee sm.ill proxies
were voted, and for 08 shares be
longing h) G. were called out.
TQe two proxo s per
minute. 125Hi:ft e<
were alter another, with
now and then a string of small holdings
from one to ten. ihe first rratly large
block which the General voted was the
2,109 shares ol A. Duienholer, of New
York. Mr. Dutenhofer, Col. Garrard, Mr.
Pat Calhoun. Capt. Henry Blun, Dr.
West, of Augusta, and oiber friends of
Gen. Aiexft’ der w.-re either standiag Just
back oi him us be voted or moving about
in the crowd.
The Gilmer stook, amounting to 450
shares,was voted by Gen. Alexaiider, and
n lew minutes afterward
Green slock. •
THE
There was a rumor tbu Mrs, Hattie
Green’s holding would he thrown to
Capt. Raoul, but when the General read
• Mrs. Hatite H. R. Gieeu 6,409 shares”
It was passed along with the others.
Douglass Green voted 500 the fame way
aud so did E. M. Green, which, wita
what had b. en previously voted, brought
the total up to 14,000 shares. Over 1,000
shares belonging to 51rs. M. N. Uartridge
were also voted by toe General. Other
large blocks which he cast were: T. D.
Harkins 223, H. U. Hollins A Cos., New
York. 593. Gen. H. U. Jack-on
over 600, Gen. A. R, Lawton, about 250,
the slerchan:s’ National Bank of havan
nab 772, C. H. Pbluixy 127, A. 51. (ittarrier
660, Mrs. Louise Port r 378, the Savar.nah
Ga- Light Company SBB. Col. John and
T. F. Screven, trustees, 724, R. M. Shoe
maker 500, the Savannah Bank and Trust
Company 450, tho Southern BarTk 1,103.
85,000 SHARKS VOTED.
At 1 o’clock Gen. Alexander bail voted
about 85,000 shares iu nis own name.
Then be went over some supplementary
list*. 'I be must of the stock on tb se was
Id small holdings ami requirt and a good
vaile to vote, 'i he proxies lor the moat of
It,too,were oi very recentdaie. Many were
given as laie as Dec. 1, and from that
time up until D-c. 31. A lew were dated
JuR. 1 and several Jan. 3. One or these
was the proxy of tho bavannau Bank
and Trusi Company. As itwas votedtne
statement was made that the directors
had held a special meeting iu me morning,
yublu lew nours belore, nnd phased a res
•.dutiim to gtvo the proxies to Gen. Alex
ander.
All of the citv banks, excepting ths
Centra’, and tbe private hanking bouses,
vot and tor him. \ lewr owner* who bad
hcen bo'iling oft,* Ailing to see if the con.
leet would not be close, watched tho vot
ing anxiously.
SMALL HOLDINGS OFFERED.
One party said be bad 100 abates and
be wondered U luora would be auy cuauee
to sell It at a good figure. Ho was re
ferred to Mr. Fat Calhoun, but that g>n
tl -inan remarked tha . Ins side nad enough
and did not care to pay a (aucy figure for
anv more.
Many of tbe stockholder* got fired of
waiting and left, only to come back m an
bour or so. Not until 2:45 did Gen. Alex
ander lijiish, and then, when his total was
announced, he w rote on toe back ol one
of his tickets: “E. P. Alexander. 37.417
shares” He bad voted in his own name
a majority of the total number of
shares lacking only 84. Very lew change
were made as he voted, so carefully had
the Proxy Committee gone over the
proxies submitted to it.
Every move was keenly watched by
Col. Garrard and Fat Calhoun, Esq. A
good many anticipated surprises and
waited wearily, hut the voting went on
witu little interruption.
SIX HOURS AT THE POLLS.
When Gen. Alexander turned nway
from the window, where tie had b en
standing for six nours. his place was
taken by Mr. A. E. Mills, who voted 1,036
shares for the ticaet on which his name
appeared aud which was headed l>v Gun.
Alexander’s name. Mr. Jos-ph E den
next voted, and lie put in 2.125 votes or
tne General. Capt. Ileni v Bun voted 491
shares the same way. Mr. K. C. Wyily.
a well-known young broker, tollowed
with 7U2 s -lures, and other small bold ngs,
whicu carried tUe Alexander vote up to
40,145, woie cast belore there was even a
lull in the voting on that side.
THE RAOUL PARTY’S FIRST VOTE.
At 3:15 Mr. J, rt. itiploy cast 57 shares
for Capt. Ra mi, and started the tmll roil
ing on that side. Blocks ot 02, 75, 225 and
119 shares were then cast for the old man
agement. Now and then a few shares
were cast forthe opposition. The wa-er
ers had nearly all voted, Inr they hurried
to the Alexander side after it became
evident that he was going to tvin.
Oapt.. Gordon voted tne Hrat big batch
lor Capt. Raoul, 1,864 shares. Mr. H. M.
Comer followed ivitu 1,400 shares.
Although the election was lost, Capt.
Raoul and his friends continued to pile U"
CBeir stock for the old board until 9
o’clock at night.
Atnoog those inside the railing during
the voting were Capt. .John M. Guerard,
Capt. W. VV. Gordon, Mr. J. J. Wilder,
Mr. George J. Mills, E. M. Green, J. R.
Garnett and William Hunter.
THE ALEXANDER VOTE.
The counting up did not take long and
resulted as follows:
K. P. Alexander 41,606
E. M. Green 41.6 6
J. J. Wilder 41,8 US
Henry Blun 40.40
J. K. Garnett .. .4 ,556
A. Jfi. Mills 42.21.4
C. It. Woods 41,5 6
Ahr ham Vetsbnrg 41,56"
Patrick Calhoun 4..58
U. It. Harrold 41,650
C. il. Pmuizy 41.550
II U Hollins 41. 50
John C. Calhoun 41,556
TIIF, RAOUL VOTE.
W. G. Raonl 27.778
Jacob Uaiters .. 27,454
J..hn M. Guerard .... 27.7774
W. W. Gordon 27,770
George Corn well .27,773
GeoigeJ. Mills 28,6-U
Woi. Hunter 27.003
Abram Mints . 27 773
U. M. Comer 27.778
J. J. Gresham 27.778
S. M. Inman 27.653
J. B. DuckW Tth 27,763
George S. Owens 26,8,6
ALEXANDER’S MAJORITY.
The total vote lor the heads of the two
tickets was 69,439 out of tbe whole num
ber of shares, 75.000. Gen. Alexander’s
majority was 13,893. In the contest lour
years ago Capt. Raoul obtained 35,295
and Gen. Alexander 31,084, Capt. Kaoui’s
majority then being 4,211. At that elec
tion neither side voted a majority of the
capital stock. The result yesterday was
a surprise to the general public. A few
who had inside information ex ected it,
and those few were not confined to what
proved to be the winning party.
THK NK\V KKkiIMK.
Gen. Alexander Briefly Outlines the
Policy He will Pursue.
The Raoul people were much disap*
pointed last night. They polled as big a
vote as they could. Wall street money
and uver-contklenoe are about the eauses
they assign for the defeat. They had little
to say, however.
Pen. Alexander's headquarters at the
■Kteven House were croagjT i 'tdlWi 'T]
"t>i‘f sjTUjjT”, I
his lricnds
ance.
In response to a question put by a
representative of the Morning Nkws,
-Gen. Alexander said that he would gladly
brietly the general policy wnicu
pursue in the management of the
road. No details, of course, oould be re
ferred to so early, even if it was advisa
ble to anticipate them. The General
stated that he wont Into the movement to
obtain control of the road reluctantly,
lait Be did so believing that the stock was
intrinsically worth double wlmt it was
quoted at last summer. To make it wortn
more the new management will useevery
endeavor to build up a local traffic,
believing that In a local traffic
1b the 'I mainstay of a road.
The new President remarked that, he
favors low rates,and called attention 10
tne laot tLat he was the first railroad
man in Georgia to establish the Bc. a mile
raie on passenger traffic, so far us he
was able to say, be believed that a 1 of
ihe branches controlled by tbe company
should be held, although be would not
malt, a positive statement about it until
be can ascertain what tbs branches are
actually doing. That inlormation, he de
clared, was not obtainable from the com-
Kmy’s past reports.
Hru regard to the Ocean Steamship (loin
pffliy, the General said that so far from
any intention ot selling it out was enter
tained, it is highly protmhle that a daily
lino will be inaugurated. One surely
will be the moment it appears thai it will
not lose mouev, he sa.il. “1 believe in
antiepa ing the wants of trade,” he
added. “Give ample transportation la
cillttes and low ra.es and business will
be los ered.”
Ou the question of immigration ho
promised to do all in his power to en
courage it to turn southward/ amt to
Georgia. On that point lie dwelt espec
ially upon the natural advantages of this
Siaie over the bleak Northwest. The road
has not passed into toe bandsof any rival
concern, bed dared, and it will ho run
solely In the Interest ot the stocuholders
and and oitios amn: its tine.
bar .MMui.ir obis, he said, will he
looked chi fully as they ever
were. Tuerulk about removing ibe
•bops to s >ir.e other city he termed fol y.
No hlng would please him better, he con
tinued, than to allow the stockholders oi
the road to ooms down to Savannah free
every three months and do ibeir trading I
here if It was not lor Iho dancer tbai the
pi aelice would bo likely to be abused.
Ou another pointol rreaicst imp iriauce
to the employes, be spike most frankly, i
and in words that ought to give oomiortj
to those whose hearts yesterday were lad
their throats, from the office boys upgfl
some oi the highe-t saihi iml
“1 hear no gi mice
1
- ' .. i*-*11 ■ i• 1 m .
■i
will not, whom 1 have been
were slandering mu. but I never wlAed
1 1 even lisu-ti to w hat they said. *’ I
want to kiiow Is tbat a man is effiißnt.
and be is secure in hit place. lam inß;r
no pledges and and not know of an offißil
uow Who Should tie removed. 1 U 'pc tBl
they will all feel secure and work tor Bu
Inter st ol Ido company .” B
lu the course of ms remarks Gen.
&AVANNAH MOKX>IING
Alexander mentioned the names of some
o 1 the present officials, ns Illustrating
wnat lie was saying anil not lor publica
tion, whom hs cons derod the very best
men tor the places which they fill.
The r,ew Board of Directors, he said,
will ni et t -day and organize. Gen.
Alexander will probably wait upon Capt,
Raoul at once and prepare to takeebarge
ot ibe management nf’tue road.
It was reported last uiglit in tbe hotel
1 ob'oies tbnt Capt. Raoul has received an
ofler through Air. Flrte, of New York, to
become the Superintendent of the Ifela.
ware, Lackawanna and Western rail,
road, hut that he did not give a positive
answer us he is considering the offer
made him by the Alexauder parly to ac.
c pt the position of General Manager of
the Ce tral. According to the report he
will give a positive answer to the Alex
ander directory ir, a few days.
Til 111 NEW PH i BIDBNT.
Sketch oTGen. Alexander—His Rail
road Career.
Gen. E. P. Alexander, who will suc
ceed Fresldent Raoul, is a native Geor
gian and is widely known throughout the
South. He was born in Washington,
Wilkes county, in 1835. HU father was
Adam L. Alexander. Tbo General re
ceiv>d bis education at the West Point
Military Academy, wuere he graduated
among the first in bis c ass and was coin
missioned in the United Status Corps ot
Engineers. He win for so rue t'hie assist
ant instructor in the Engineers’Dtpar
in' nt, ami was attached to Johnston’s
army and sent as engineer officer of
troops on the celebrated Utah expedition.
The beginning of the war found nitn on
the Pacific const la discharge ot duties as
an engineer officer at a United States post
lar north of San Francisco. He promptly
resigned his commission arid made his
way with bis wife to Richmond, waers he
reported for dutv and look part in the
first battle of Manassas. He was ap
pointed. signal officer of tbe army and
was atterward made Chief of Ordnance.
During a part of the war he was in com
mand of Longstreet’s artillery, and to
ward the close lie held important, posi
tions as officer of engineers and artillery
to Gen. Lee. Alter the war he was called
to the chair of macbematlcs and engineer
ing In tbe University of South Carolina,
where he remained until the university
was disorganized.
It wat then that Gen. Alexander be
oame ideutihod with railroad interests.
He was msde Superintendent, of the Char
lotte. Columbia and Augusta railroad,
and gave eo much saGstaotion there that
he was called to Opelika, Ala., to take
charge of tne construction of the new
railroad, then called the Savannah and
Memphis road, which now forms a part
of Use Columbus and Western. While he
was occupying that position the Central
and Georgia railroads united in the pur.
chase of the Western railroad of Ala
bama, and they selec ed Gen. A'exander
to take charge of it. His success was so
marked that he was shortly alter elected
President of tho Georgia railroad to suc
ceed John P. King.
The brilliant sue 'ess ot his management
resulted in bis being called to the First
Vice Presidency of the Louisville and
Nashville road, the active management
of whio i was entirely in his hands during
the time he was in the office.
This position he voluntarily resigned to
return to his native State, and in ISB2, on
the death ol Mr. Wad By, being then a
member of the Board of Directors of the
Central railroad, he was elected Presi
dent. This position he oocupted tor four
months, when he was succeeded by Capt.
Raoul. Gen. Alexander is at present a
member of the Board of Georgia Capitol
Commissioners and is a Government
Director of the Union Pacific railroad.
THE NLvv UlitnUiOM.
Ihe Men Who Manage tlie Central’s
Affairs.
Savannah—
E. P. Al< xander, E. M. Green,
J. J. Wilder, Henry Blun,
J. K. Garnett, A. E. Mills,
C. R Woods, Abraham Vetsburg.
Atlanta—Patrick Calhoun.
Amencui-U. B. Harrdd.
Augusta—C. H. Pniuizy.
New York—
H. B. Hollins, John C. Calhoun.
Tne new Board ot Directors, with the
ext* ptlon of Augusta,
HHpiuutu,
Ei.J'.ns u ,i
o' Now 1 irk, io ci,;!,
of oitizensot Savannah.
Col. C. H. Phinizv is President ol the
Georgia railroad, and is one ol Augusta’s
most prominent citizens. He succeeded
Gen, Alexander as President of the
Georgia road, aud is also President of the
Augusta Cot on Factory. He is a man
of wide business experience, and is
prominently identified with the interests
oi Augusta.
John C. Calhoun, of New York, is a
prominent luenmer o' ibe new directory.
He was born at Fori Hill, 8. C , and was a
Captain in thei.’onfede' mi' my at the ■ g*
of 18. Alter the war he settled in Missis
sippi as a cotton planter. In 1882 be be
came interested in the settlement of
the Arkansas State debt aud re
moved to New York. lie
has evereince been interested in the de
velopment of Southern enterprises. Mr.
Calhoun is a grandson, and, although
only 41 years ol age, is tne oldest living
descendant of the great South Carolina
statesman. The last and greatest of bis
achievements is the active part he has
taken in bringing about the cuangein the
management of tbe Central railroad,
which will be made to-day,
Pat Calhoun, Esq.. :s perhaps the
young'st member ot tbe new directory.
He was b“tn thirty years ago at Fort
Hill, the old Camoun'tamilv homestead
In South Carolina. Ho is a brother of
John C. Calhoun and likewise a grandson
of Carolina’s greatest statesman. When
the war. ended the family estate, wbioh
belore was tjie second lurgest in ibe State,
was wrecked. The young hrother was
educated by John C. and studied law.
He was rfUmitted to me bar in st. Louis
before be was 20. Eight years ago in#
located in Atlanta and gave his attention
chmtly to corporation law. He was coun
sel for a majority of the bondholders in
the fight whicu forced the East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia into lue bands ol a
reoeiver tour years ago. He also repre
sented the stockholders iu the Southern
Telegraph suits. His specialty is oor
poration law.
H. B Hollins is a youngish looking
man and is hardly 85. lie is head of the
firm It. B. Hollins A Cos., bankers aud
brokers, New York, lie i one of Vuu
derbilt’s pr.vate brokeis, aud has the eon.
fidence of that many millionaire. Mr.
Hollins is said to be worth a m-llion, all
ol which he has made. He is spoken of
bj feta New York tnenda as a shrewd
fiuauoier, and has been in several impor
tant railroad deals, although he is in the
present oue, he says, not lor speculation,
but as an investment.
Uriah B. Harrold Is of the well-known
firm Harrold, Johnson A Cos., general
men at Ametiuus. His bouse
HfunuHilernd about the strongest ir.
Hong b west Georgia, handling a very heavy
Hu£m: business. Mr. Harrold is about 69
old.
Green is tbe senior member of
Mnn’ n ,V
pr "
IS I h til"
’luiuereiut
u 1
oil, aud for a number ol yours
Bent of the Savannah Gas Eight Com
pany. He was on the Alexander ticki'f
which was defeated lour years ago. Jlr.
j Green’s lattior was for raanv years a
i prominent director ol the Central rail
| road.
I J^® Wilder senior member ol
the firm of Wilder Jt Cos., sbipbrokers,
and is prominently identified with the
business interests of Savannah. He is a
dii '-or.oi of the Southern Bank of the State
o' Georgia. ILs father, the late John R.
Wilder, was for years a director of tne
Central. Mr. Wilder was a member of
tue last Cit v Cou oil.
Capt. Henry Biun is a prominent bro
ker. ami has been connected with tbe
Alexander movement since it started.
He is closely identified with various local
enteronses. He is President of the
Mutual Gas Light Company, and is one
oi the solid men on the .hoard.
J. K. Garnett and A. E. Mills are among
the youngest memb rs ot the new hoard.
Mr. Garnett is a member of tbe firm of Gar
nett, Stuobs A 4>i. Mr. Mills is a son ot
the late J. G. Mills, and is a brother of
George J. Mills, of the retiring Kaoul
directory.
C. R. Woods is the senior member of
tbe firm of Wood* & Cos., one ol me lead
ing commission houses in Savannah.
Abraham Vetsbnrg is a member of tlie
firm of Kokin an Jk Veteburg, wholesale
dry goods dealers. Mr. Veisburg retire
ments a large interest in the new board.
HOW II WAS DUSE.
Hiatory of ihe Deal and the Men
Who Wore in It,
Mr. Pat Calhoun tills tlie story of the
scoop substantially as follows: He came
to Savannah last summer iu the interest
of Gen. Gordon during the latter’s can
vass for Governor, in the Morning
N kws he read a dispatch to the effect that
some of tbe Augusta brokers who were
•■long” on Central were try lug to ooora it.
He thought the stock was a good
Investment and thought that the
time was ripe to buy it, as it could be
done under color of tbo broker's boom, j
The annua! reports of the company he j
considered good “bear” articles. He went 1
to New York and got his brother to inter
est otners in the stock,
Gen. Alexander was approached and
asked lor the use of his name. He re
fused unless enough Block could
be pledged to elect him.
The amount, was promised and the
buying began. J. C. Calhoun
had just made a big thing in Richmond
Terminal, il. B. Hollins, Adam Duten
ho er, Isaac R co, a railn ad lawyer, the
Semang, ot New York, 51r, Denuy-on, a
Philadelphia capitalist, and other North
ern moneyed men were interested in
tbe stock. It was tben being “kicked
around in the seventies,” to use one oi
Mr. Calhoun’s expressions.
Mr. J. C. Calhoun bad a conference in
New York with Mr. E. M. Green, of Sa
vannah, and in less than two weeks they
bad bought 2,000 shares. Enough was
bought below par to make the average
price wnich it oust the syndicate a very
reasonable one. WBen success was
assured Gen. Alexander consented to run.
The road will not be run iu tne interes' of
any one except tne stockholders, Mr.
Calhoun stated.
John C. Calhoun said that so long as
he can influence the management of tbe
Cential ir shall not be wrecked, but shall
be managed to make good dividends tor
the stockholders. lam interested deeply
in mi native Stale, South Carolina and
Georgia to. “I hope to get hack the old
farady place at Fort Hill as soon as it can
be obtained and again become a South
Carolinian. 1 am interested in the de
velopment of the Souih and will oppose
anything that throatens its prosperity.”
Iu speaking of the contest Gen. Alex
ander observed that he Considered tne old
board’s great blunder was its refusal to
give his friends a list of the stockholders.
Tnat created sentiment in his lavor and
brought him many shares ibat he would
not otherwise nave obtained.
‘•Then they played beautifully into our
hands by declaring a 4 per cent, divi
dend,” he continued. “1 had toid my
friends in New York that Central ought
to pay Bor 10 per cent, When the dividend
was declared they said that 1 naa been
right and they went into the fight with
spirit. On my part it was only an at
tempt to rescue the company from hands
that were not making half out of it that
the stockholders should have been receiv
ing.”
CIUCKsMi'i.N AT WORK.
A Negro Office Breaker Gets luto
Hie Wrong Window.
About 8:30 o’clock last night a negro
attempted to break into the office of
Messrs. Haywood, Gage & Cos., ou Bay
street. He at first attempted to force tho
door open, aud in doing so cu< oil one of
its springs. Failing in this be tried the
Bay street window, and forced it partly
up when the Burglar Alarm Company’s
attachment, which was connecisd with
the window, sent in an alarm at tbe cen
tral office. Officer Btrobhert answered
the alarm, but tue negro saw the officer
coming and broke into a run and made
good his escape under the bluff. The offi
cer was unable to get near enough to the
negro to gel a shot at him.
THROUGH Til id CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by
the News Reporters.
There will he services at Trinity
Church to-night in observance of the
week of prayer. Rev. J. f\ VVardlaw and
Dr. Leonard Bacon will deliver ad
dresses.
The meetine of the Reppard Iron Com
pany wuicb was to have Deen hold yes
terday lor the purpose of electing a hoard
of directors was postponed until Tuesday,
Jan. 11.
The colored military turned out in
fores yesterdav to celebrate tne twenty
fourth anniversary of the issuing of the
emancipation proclamation Artillery,
cavalry and infantry were out In full
uniform and paraded die more prominent
streets winding up with a review in tho
Park extension.
H nry Anderson and Governor Bb!ne,
both colored, had a
dock yesterday nun i sou
wanted toll.lit and struck
lace. When the latter
leud himself Anderson picked
h Jiiv unit threw linn into tue
ii. K agon, a duck hunter, rowed uvw
to Shine to help him out. An
derson tried to keep Shine from
getting out, and threatened to uit.Rengau
witu an oar lor trying to rescue Buine.
' Reagan picked up his gun out ol his hftat
and fired ui Anderson at close range. The
1 load of small bird snot struck me negro In
tli- numt and leg. Reagan was arrested
by Policeman G. T. Dunham, and Ander
| son had a warrant issued by Magistrate
' Molina for him.
lists Claxtou In. Night
Miss KtUo Clarion will appear at the
Theatre to-night in her groat play “Twa
Orphans,” and to-iuorrow night in “Called
Back.” ohe is supported by a strong
company. .Hiss Claxt’n is a favorite
witn tho play-going public and she will
hardly full to have Isrge audiences hero.
Bho is one ot the fewr notrussee wno seldom
play to sma 1 audiences.
fhsrt’h ■ rusts** kismisl.
The following gentlemen were yester
day elected as trustees to maoago the
secular affairs of the Independent Pres
byterian Church lor tho ensuing >ear:
A. R. Lawton, John L. Hardee, F. M.
and Tnomas Bal-
Sternberg led
York to replenish his stock of
Colfraio’sO*altmrr anuqust Sp
■ stands alone ou accouut of its aeknowl
i edged superiority for lollet purposes.
I Their Toilet Boap* the standard.
THE COUNTY FulCTloN. 1
Arrangement nr the Polling Places
> ssignment ot Managers.
At a meeting of tbe managers Of the
election for eoun v officer*, held yester
day, the assignment ot tbe manager* and
list-keeper* for each of the four boxes was
lelt to Magistrate Molina, the euperln
tendent, It was also decided that after
closing the poll* the manager* of each
box will assort tbe ballots oast In their
respective boxes, and that the count shall
(hen be made by the entire board. This
win avoid any ebanoe of making mis
takes, as ail tbe ballots Irom eacb box
will pass through the hands ol each of
the managers before they are tallied.
The toliowing is the assignment of
managersaud tally-sheet keepers for each
box, as made by Magistrate Molina:
Box No. 1, A to F inclusive, York
street—Managers: McLeod King, J. i\,
E. W, O’Connor and George W. I’arish,
freeholders List Keeper*: W. H. Pat
terson, Martin J. Burke and F. E. Keil
bacb.
Box No. 2, G to L, Inclusive, Bull
street—Managers: .Samuel Reynolds. .J.
F. EUwanJ J. Ivied r and James Doolan,
freeholders. List Keepeis: William O.
Godfrey, Joseph A. SaminaandGeor.es.
Bartheliness.
Box No. 3, M to Q Inclusive, Drayton
street—Managers: W. Russell. Jr., J. I’.,
E. C. I’ncetti and Joseph J*. Daley, free
holders. List Keeper*: George l'. Gray,
Donga Id Ferguson and Charles li. Ash.
Box No. 4, K to '/. Inclusive, President
street—Mauagers; Michael Naughtm, J.
P-, J. 8. Culiins and J. M. Maccavv, iree
liolders. List Keepers: J. W. Mo Unite,
G (Javans and A. J. J. Blois.
TH nla'lOKlGAli SOCIETY.
The January Meotiug Last Night—
New Books ordered.
The Georgia Historical Sooiety held Its
January meeting at Hodgson Hal! last
night. Gen Henry K. Jackson presided.
Dr. J.G. Lanier aod iMr. H. B. Platen
were eleoted resident members. Tne res
ignations of Mr. James L. Taylor and Mr.
W. E. Dawson were read and accepted.
The following books were ordered pur
chased:
Sir Philip Sydney, of tbe “English Men
of Letters'’ series, by J. A. Lymuns.
“Toeir Pilgrimage,” by Charies Dudley
\V arner.
The story of the Moors in Spain, “Story
of the Nations” series, by S. L. Pools and
Ar.nur Gumao.
“The Minister’s Charge,” by W. D.
Howells.
The Aztecs, their History, Manners
and Customs,” by Lueien Biart.
Janies Kussell Lowell's complete works,
5 volumes.
The “Standard Natural History,” vol
ume 4,
Tne poems of Father Ryan.
A memorial from tne several literary
societies o! Boston directed to Congress
and asking for an appropriation tor tbe
purpose of having an index made
to various historical manuscripts
and records in the archives oi treat
Britain, Holland, France and Spain, and
wbic i would throw light upon tbe early
colonial history ol this couutry, was or
dered to be signed by me President as
indicative of me fact ibat the society is
in sympathy with the movement.
Mr. Bogart announced that tbe com
mittee which had been appointed for tue
purpose were iakiugactive steps toward
securing an orator lor me anniversary of
the society, which occurs on Feb. 14.
THE CITY UriJISfKViIOX.
Nearly 3l)p Voters Registered Yes
terday—The Man igersKepr, Busy.
Considering that it was the first day the
books were opened the registration at l ie
different place* in tbs four militia dis
tricts kept the managers m deraely busy
yesterday. At Dr. D. Cox’s stabbs, the
place tor regis'ration in tbe First district,
fiitv-six voters have registered.
1q tbe Second district, me bosks for
which are kept at 195 South Broad street,
forty voters have registered.
The registration was more active in the
Third district than in any of the others,
and upward of 100 registered. The books
lor mis district are at Gazan’s cuar
si ore, corner of Bull and Broughton
streets.
The books for the Fourth district at Ba
con. Johnson & Co.’s mill showed that 84
names had been registered.
In all the districts the registration was
almost entirely oy whites. Not more
than bait a dozen names on eacn book
were those of colored people.
Tim book* will be kept open dallv from
9 a. m. to 2 p. in., Sundays excepted, until
Saturday, Jan. 15, and on Sa,urdays they
will also be kept open Irom 0 a. m. to 8
p. in.
AT THN COUKTS.
Monday’s Criminal Session—Gen
eral Court News.
In the City Court yesterday Frank
Johnson was tried for carrying concealed
weapons ami was acquitted.
Nels Peterson was found guilty of
vagrancy and was sent up tor two
months.
William Alston, Robert Gilson, Aleck
Benjamin, Janies Ward and R'Jiert John
son were tried for stealing some cotton
on Dec. 31 from drays belonging iu
Strauss & uo. Ward was acquitted and
tne others received a sentence of six
months each.
C.iurt Nor.-s,
Solicitor General took an
order in the City Court yesterday set
tine aside the order granted at the April
term, 1875, authorizing tho prosecutor in
a criminal case in a Magistrate’s Court
to withdraw the warrant upon tho pay.
moot ot all costs and the Solicitor’s leo.
The City Cotttt meets t his morning ai 10
o’clock in regular quarterly session, whon
petit jurors ate all expected to be present.
A KAKt OPfOBrCMIT.
who no Ch-trge.
H. Whitehead, the originator
and the present proprietors of
■Prick. Hoot and .Potassium
utrin iuid (%. P. P.), UP' gyua: blood
purifier, has o (See at r e tor.
: ■.
that will pte-oit?(HßßnTrsa^n^fll^ t
for the iii xt sixty days, tree of charge^®'
The ot'jiot the doctor ha* in doing this
is to uitiodiice to the people of bavsnnab
his preparation as a remedy in blood dis
eases. Only those sutferlng Irorti blood
diseases will be received as patients. If
you have rheumatism, scrofula syphilis,
old sores, skin eruptions, or malarial
poison come to see tne Doctor, and he
will make no charge for consultation, ex
amination and prescription for the next
slxtv days.
Office hours 8 to 12 a. m. and 2 to 6 p.
m. Sundays, Btol2 a. id.
, Slaver It- fore
In the history of the dry goods trade were
Offered such immense and attractive bar
gains. Is the heading of the new‘'ad.*’of
the enterprising Dry Goods firm of David
Welsboln.
Tne prices he quotes ate certainly at
tractive, and the purchasing public can
; not belp but go and see them. There ta
uo doubt whatever that he means what
Lbc says, an.l purchasers will surely reap
harvest of bargain*. We advise
r to take a spictal note o: Ins
lor it is certainly worth toe trouble,
Hndsomu Neck wear for Holiday Presents
l at nelHiiiger’b. lit Whitaker street.
Gleanings Among the Shipping anM
Alonjf the Wharves.
Tbo pilot boat Neca came down off the
ways yesterday.
Messrs. S. P. Shotter & Cos. cleared
yesterday She Norwegian bark Cato tor
! Roiterilam with 2.075 barrels of rosin
weighing 942,■>45 pounds, valued at $3,-
955.
The fugs Republic and Constitution
succeeded in pulling the steamship D. s
soug off the Horseshoe yesterday morn
ing, nrd she proceeded on her way to
j Philadelphia.
j The schooner Jennie S. arrived yester
day from New York with a cargo ot
stone for the jetties. She made the pas
sage in nine days. Capt. Sinclair re
ports that on Saturday night, about 12
o’clock, when just this side of Charleston
he encountered a heavy gale and while
working the snip in a heavy sea had her
bobstay carried away.
The British steamship J. M. Lockwood,
Cant. Waitley, irom Cardiff via Kavatl.
j reporu that on Dec. 14, the Norwegian
berk Iraperator, firm Savannah for Bue
nos Ayres put into Fayall, Azores, leak
ing, and while at anchor on Use. 17, part
ed one of her cables in a heavy gale, dur
ing wbioh the crew wore compelled to cur 1
away The foremast. Tbe vessel lost her i
niaintopmast, and drove close to the !
beech and wag pounding on the rocks j
when tbe Lockwood left.

.Sugusta and S-vatiitt.fi Dir dors.
The anuual election for seven directors
of tbe Augusta and Savannah Railroad
was held yesterday at tbe banking house
of Charles H. Ol instead <fc Cos. The fol
lowing were elected: Y\', S. Lawton, A.
L. Hartridte, John J. ft a idee, A. R. Law.
ton, Georgeß. Owens,Ferdinand Fhinlzv
and Frank H. Miller.
T> ViiiL H
The last opportunity this season to
make an excursion to Havana. Cuba, via
the Savannah, Florida and Western rail
way and the steamship will be
next lu sday, .Tan. 11. Tilt* excursion j
will lea ve Charleston at -Tt-fh a. m„ and
Savanuah at7:66 a. m.
K*i w >j Accident- Kansu*.
The reports or the thirty-two railway •
companies in Kansas to th; State Rail
road Commissioners show mat, during the
past year only two persons have been
killed in t&at Stale from causes bevond
meir own control, a fact which proves the
safety of railway travel under careful
management. But the principal iuct is
also snowii by the rep irts that eight em
ploves were killed by causes beyond their
own control and that 186 employes were
injured.
Local Personal.
Among tbe arrivals at the Pulaski
House yesterday were Mrs U N Berrian
and child, Millen; A G Tu'stall and
wiie, G D Wutten. sandcrsviiie; J D
Cunningiiam. 8.1 King, Atlanta; W C
-mith. A A Rogers, Boston; D W Aiken,
Philadelphia; Auam Strain. Darien; D
A Goodrich, New York; E E Power, L T
Randolph, Boston, Mass.; R G Mead.
Sing Sing.
At the Screven House were J W Gran
ger. M D. Granger, Ala; Mrs M J New.
som, Davistioro; Sanford H Cohen. Au
gusta; J K West, A T Holt, Macon; Henry
Gotigetren, New York;,! ,1 Rouniree.Mld
viiie; U B Paxton,. I homasville; Miss
Ida l ain, Linton; J T Roberts, Valdosta;
Bait Baum, irwinton; A P Brantley,
Biacksbear; Robert S. Rutledge, Charies
ton, S C.
At the Harnett House were D D W*i.
dn and wiie, A Walden, J A Wa den, J
E Youngblood, D T Bryant, 8 B .-onttn
and son, B B Smith," Bartow; Louis
Davis, Wrlghtsville; E J Daughtry
Dekle; Peter McCann, Atlanta; L A
Aurry,Glenmore; C Crews. Tarver- B 6
Joidan. Davisboro; 8 F Keller, Eden;
j T McNeil, Glenmore.
A Fm Op uiug.
A grand free opening.
The penlng of the > ear
Eighteen hundred ./mi eighty-seven,
Tiiia is one opening that everybody
Attends—becaine it in freo
To a —ati *mbiMo s pretty
Much the wh Jeenr h.
We aie right here of con ray
With the new year amt
As f Mil v pi spared hr, usual
To Clothe al! who would
Be comfort b!y and stylishly
Clad, for a very small atnoi.nl
Of money. We direct 8 nee la!
Ami cure ul attention to nr
Ove coats— iroin the tines Sills
And Satin-'ined to cheaper srrAdea*
Silver and Gold Shirts eon inue
To lea- 1 the Sum market in
Gual.ly au i price. Our lines of
Underwear, >eckw* ar. Hosiery,
Hats, Caps, etc., aro very • omp ete,
In fact, us long :is the season lasts,
We keep stock up to ih in rk.
181 Congress fttrcei. B. H. Lkvt ft Bro.
o,k, Pm and l.ituw(nid,
For gale by K. B. Caeseis, corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telei.Ubne No.
77.
Silk Umbrellas for Holiday Presents at Bei
singer’*, 2* Whitaker street.
Silk Suspenders lor em.-roioenng initials,
etc., at Belelnger’s. 24 Whitaker street.
Ilef.ire isr rk i k-iic.
We offer extra inducerognts to those In
need ol clothing. For tins w eek,we throw
on tbe market our entire stock of Men’s,
Youths’, Boys’ and Children’s .■iuits,
Overcoats and separate Pants, at New
York cost of munulaoturing. With tbe
above inducement offered by the Famous
New York Cloihing House, .40 Congress
street, a little money wilt no a gr at way.
Now is the tune to buy, even if not in !
need of clothing just now. Clothing is |
always needed, and it will pay the biggest
kind of interest on the money invetuo i. j
Third door from the corner c"t Whitaker
street-
Roys’ Clothing at less than cost. SVe ;
have an end iot of Buys’ Suit.*, are* 4
to 8, costing from $5 lld to |7 uo. which we
have marked down to $3 50 to clear out >
Tne first to come will get the first pick at .
them, I hey aie a bargain offered by He
Famous New York Clothing House. 140 :
Congress street, third door irom tue corner I
of \V uitaker street.
The Leon Hotel, I itii-h ■*#'*, Florliis,
Is now open for the season. Dry and I
bracing atmosphere, hard toads through 1
lovely hips and valleys, and game in
abundance, among the attractions.
Open Front Shirt* n specially at Belsmgcr’s,
24 Whitaker si met.
Silk liundkereiiial* lor ilo iuay Present* at
Belsluger’s, 24 Whliaker ilreot.
Oro B-i as V resent*.
Bbip your dis .ml friend* or relatives, 1
for Christmas or New I ear’s, a iiox of tine
sweet Florida Oran os. We also nave !
Tangerines and Mandarins. Orange* |
carefully selected, packed and ahippcd to i
any part of the oouniiv.
Our regular lino oi Fancy Apple*. Mai- |
agaand DomosUcGrape*. Lemons, Fruits [
and Vegetables. Groin, Hav,eto.
W. D. Simkinr * Cos., I
160 Bav street.
Oalc, Pina and Light wood,
For aale by R. B. Cassel*, corner Taylor
and East Broad street*. Telephone No
77.
Harnett. Hoiiaa.
Concerning a popular hotel in Savau
nah. Ga., the Florida Tiinea-Cnlon ay:
"We note from tbe hotel arrivals as pub- I
Lulled m me .Savannah pd>er*. that the
Harnett House still leads all tho other |
hotels in tbe city. iu foot they have as |
many us tbe others combined. There '
; is a good iustallmeatof Floridiaus always I
1 rsgistcrsa then.”
1] m
P
181 if 3 IH|B
7 •ed!i'!*v', cor-tdriing fron
to-iirs, ouiekiv and
'•'i ll lloniMi l, f lidieesllon, ft
t .•••- ','i'i'f I'.liK. I. .if uia.r.’a,t bills ami [- evei^^H
and Nelimlgiu.
It is no . ii mr remedy for Diseases of tHH
Kidney* anil Liver.
It is invaluiiole for l-iteaies
tVmr.ru, and ni! m bo lean sedentary live*. (HI
U d-a-v my u. 0 t!u> tecrli.eaureheadache,
iMll'diptl'.ioil—e/;,rr ,'||./1 Ilii'ii('ili.-^^B
.i:i<! purifles the blood,
.'.Ms the asslmilat: of
l'-'.:r.g, and stretuHH
■-ies and nerves
••r.t i'evers, lASUtndc,
. ’ bus no equal.
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ieiir.rjupr,'- r;oxvnfi.
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I" • !-: -i 11 ip r I >rc— iic ra-e*.
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in lvp<l ci W 'it** Wfn)| A
slilr tp, or lii (; ania.snneUfl fTIIF jM
SOlTy Sliced /
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Dun!
K- lit uimßmam
La FA j|
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Uns ii
AT J
PORTER’S!
122 Broughton Street- |
Eip i)3ii Meflicines OsaaL
ipjattbea anß 3eronm- B
I HAVE RECEIVED
For the Bolide m
A nice line of eletrant -leweli^H
Diamond Lace Pins,
Earrings, Gold Watches,
Sterling Silverware, Fine
Clocks. Gold Eyeglasses-and
Spectacles,Gold-headed Canes
and Umbrellas.and many other
articles; all to be sold at very
small advance, at the old re
liable store of a
A. 1,. DESBOUILLOnS,
21 HI LL SIIIE'T.
Coat.
C O Ala!
ON nnd sfter this date our prices will in—.
follows:
Per Per^^fc
Per Ton. H’l'f Ton, Q’rt’r Toflß
Stoye WSO 8'25 f pjH
Bei Egg Of*) 8 25 ltol
Nut 0 50 !125 ; 001
Hr ken 80(1 ROO 17(1
W . A Egg 000 SHO 1 j§M
Scotch 8 uo a 25 i ;!■
Dixon <S6 Wurphy,l
Ti'lrpiiofie <s. Oftlr,6 B Dravion street, 1
•Savannah, c. a Dec. I*, ISNd. I
JUrbiral. \
"Th it Beals Banighan*
AND IJA NIGli AN BEAT i THE UK-" M
NOT MUCH, ■
But Haltiwanger's Japanese Oil
DOES BE Al' All tile O'l. sn M
inxilo nnd s ild r-r Headsclie. Toothcbe,Ear- 1
ache. L me Bark, Etc. :'sc a liottie.
Use M A V APPLE LIVER PILL* for Bit-'
lousin'** and Disordered Momaeh. 26c per box.
J. ft. HALTIW ANGER,
Drayton and lirous-hton Stroets and
WliitHkor and Wayne Street*. j
yiiimbcr.
L. A. McCarthy/
Successor to Cha*. K. Wakefield.
Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitter^
iN Hsrnird .treat, 8A VANNAi^Mg^I

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