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CENTRAL’S NEW OFFICES. FIRST ANI) SECOND VICK DUES IDKNCIKS CREATED. &, B. Bolling Made Flmt Vice President and K, E. Denntstou Second The Com pany's B >rnincn During December, JBB6, Nesriy *40,000 More Than Dor ine the Corresponding Month in 1885 -Oomporstlve Statement for Four Months. The Georgia Central’s new board ol directors held their first regular monthly meeting yesterdav. All of the members were present except Mr. John C. Calhoun and Mr. H. B. Hollins, of New York. Considerable work of the usual routine nature was transacted. Two new offices, a First and Second Vice Presidency, were created. Mr. li. B. Hollins, of New York, was elected to the former position, and Air. E. K. Den nlston, of E. W. Clarke & Cos., bankers, Philadelphia, was elected to the latter. Heither office is salaried. Mr. Hollins is one of the new board,and Is a banker and broker for Vanderbilt. Mr. Denniston is one ol the large holders of Central stock in the syndicate which now oontrols the corporation. At pres ent the offices are merely positions of honor. The directors decided to give to the public a statement of the company's monthly earnings, which is something that has not been done for a sood while. The following statement shows the press earnings, expenditures and net earnings of the Central, the Columbus end Western railway, the Montgomery end Eufaula, ana the Eufaula and Clay ton railways lor three years past: Burnings... $416,083 47 $395,405 33 $430,982 98 Exp’n liturcr- 258,086 41 221,242 84 2.7,06 H 25 ' Net ... $187,097 06 $174,272 49 ]5‘13,916 71 t’ Below is a comparative statement Phhwing the earnings lor four months ffaiuu Dec. 31, 1884, 1885 slid 1886: ffi-'TOPB MONTHS ENDING DEC. 31. j IST | 1885 JBBoT S' Urn ’V- $1,811,048 95 $1,275,582 72 $1,887,471 50 xp’d'rsj 980.229 53 817,891 01 8 3.927 87 Net |$ 822,719 42 ( 957.691 71 $1,051.516 72 Tb. “ statements show a good increase in the net earnings of the road. East Deoem- earnings were $39,644 22 greater than the earnings for the corresponding month in 1885, and $25,910 65 more than fltirlng December, 1884. For the lour mK$Us ending Dec. 31,1886, the net earn- IpgS were $95,850 01 more than for the cor responding period in 1885, and $230,827 30 more than during the corresponding peri od In 1884. THROUGH THE CITY'. Itenis G.-Uherotl Here and Tlior© by |.l} t lie News Reporters. HSupt Lodge of Odd Fellows will meet <o|itght. fUflomou’s Lodge F. A. M. will hold a gp&ii ar communication to-nigbt. Waynesboro, on the Augusta branch of the Central, Is putting in its claims for a better passenger service. It is rumored that the new management a uses to make the Central Railroad the biggest banking institution ol the 8 late. Tb City and Suburban railway has Bonn-acted to have a 4-inch artesian well Mink at its new stables on Whitaker street and Third avenue. A fire broke out at 8:40 a. m. yesterday in a bouse occupied by a colored family named Lane at Zubiy and St. Gaul streets. Ihe loss was slight. The directors ol the Savannah and Tybee railway will visit Tybee to-morrow for the purpose of deciding what work should bo done in view ol the early open ing of the road. The Workingmen’s and Traders’ Loan ami building Association will hold Its thirty-ninth regular monthly meeting at the secretary’s office, No. 118 Bryan street, to-night. • James D. Jones, receiver of the Char lotte-ville National Bank ol Virginia,ob tained a judgment in the Uuited States Circuit Court yesterday against Benj. M. Tarver et al. lor $1,637 60 principal and $1,199 U 6 interest. Representatives of the Westiugnouse tml the Brush electric light companies re in the city. The prospect for placing the incandescent system for general light ing In Savannah is attracting the atten tion of the electric lighting companies. "The Earnest Workers,” composed of young ladies ol the First Presbyterian Church, gave au entertainment at the residence of Mr. L. B. Davis, on Hall Street, last night. Th * programme con sisted ot recitations, tableaux, etc., and ■was excellently given. The proceeds Were for the benefit of the Sunday school. RIVER AND H.4KUOR NEWS. Olea flings Among the Shipping and I Along the Wharves. The schooner Benjamin Hale came down off Willink’s marine railway yes terday, alter having been thoroughly calked. She proceeded on her way to Charleston to reload her cargo for Eliza beth port. l.ate Tuesday night the steamer Amanda, lying at Taggart's coal wharf, was discovered on lire. The tire was ex tinguished in a short time, but not before the pilot bouse and a portion of the top hamper were burned. The boiler and en gines were not injured. and the Ainaudu continues her trips to Tybee as usual. The British bark Pohona finished dis- j charging her cargo of salt yesterday and a survey was held on her by James T. ; Btewart, Lloyds’ agent; T. H. Laird, Port [ Warden; Capt. Measenger, ol the British j bark Nellie X. Guest, and H. T. Botts, | underwriters’ agent. Upon examination 1 the hoard found additional damage lo i the vessel, und recommended that she be docked for further examination. Evangelistic Work. Rev. R. M. Thompson, who nas been laboring for two weeks with Rov, T. T. Christian, pastor of Trinity Church, left yesterday morning for Jacksonville, where he will begin a series of meetings on invitation oi the pastors oi the Pro testant churenes in that city. Air. Thompson is a very able minister, anil Is ituocessiul in winning souls to the Alas ter. Tne meetings iu Trinity wore full of j spirit and power. Several were added to the church and many were led to oonless Christ. Being entirely undenominational, Air. Thompson’s work reaches all classes. 't he Jacksonville churches are fortuuate lu securing his services. Court hours News A remitter of the Supreme Court in the case ol Edwin G. Weed,complainant, and Louts Knorr, administrator, et al., de leDdanis, in equity-, was filed In the Su perior Court yesterday. J. Paul Johnson wasappointed anotary public yesterday. Sore Throat is particularly favorable to the contrac tion of Diphtheria. Heed the warning and use Darbys l'rophylaotio Fluid, li at once allays the inll&min&tlou of the throat, subdues the pain and gives per. mauent relief. It promptly and effectu - ally destroys all contagion and dipbtbe • iM c Kr ' rmß - D is " “aieguard against Diphtheria, and should be used in the first symptoms of sore throat as a gargle. THE FOUR GOSPELS. Rev. Dr. Bacon Discourses Tlieir G enuinenc.ss. At the Independent Church Lecture Room last night Rev. Dr. Bacon discussed at some length the genuineness of the four Gospels. In spite of bad weather the lecture was well attended. After singing the opening hymn. •‘God of mv life, through all my days My grateful powers shall sound Thy praise,” and a Uriel prayer hy Rev. Dr. Axson, the speaker said: ‘‘There are two ques tions that come up for discussion among students ol the Scriptures as preliminary to the study of any one of tne Gospels. First, the question of genuineness— whether the book is actually the production of the writer in Whose name it stands; secondly, the question oi its authenticity—whether it is trustworthy as history. T hese two ques- I tions are ottou involved with each other, hut they arc not the same. A document may be authentic hut not genuine; it may bo genuine hut not authentic. “Strictly speaking, the question of the genuineness of the lour gospels is of in terior importance. The titles under winch they stand are no essential part of them. If wo can be satisfied that we have the substantially faillilul history of .Jesus Christ, his words and deeds, that is the main point. This is the foundation ol our faith. “The studies of historians in the early annals of many nations have resulted iu discrediting many things that have pass ed lor true history. For instance, ilia Investigations ol N lebuh and others into the early histoisof Rome. It is no wonder that the same methods should have been applied to the primeval documents ot thu Christianity. And au immense service has been unconsciously rendered to the gospe.l by those who have exhausted vast powers of research and argument in at tacking them. T hese being retuted no question remains.” 'The speaker then spoke oi the course of descent by which ancient works have de scended to our time from the ages belore printing, and describ. and the various tests hy which the four gospels are thoroughly authenticated. Alter the authority or the book as a whole has been confirmed, the question remains of tbo correctness of tne text. Illustrations were given ol the beantuui processesol “textual criticism” by which this question Is determined; and ex amples were given of passages of the New Testament mat have been rejected and others that had been in doubt firmly established. A BREAK l\ THE TOG. Vessels at Anchor in t lie Roads Como I ji to i he City. The heavy fog which has hung over the river since Holiday, aud which closed navigation altogether on Tuesday, lifted for an hour or two yesterday, enough to allow the vessels waiting at anchor in Tybee roads to come up to the city. Jhe New York and Philadelphia steamers arrived up at 1 o’clock, after having been delayed nearly lorty-eight hours. The Nacooebee sailed lor Now Y'ork at noou and probably got outside before the log soitled. Tne William Crane, of the Merchants’ aud Aliners’ line, lett her dock Tuesday night, but went aground near tne upper end of Long tslaud. She finally worked otV and gor to sea without further trouble. The tug Republic, which anchored at Tv bee Tuesday night, came up yesterday morning with the schooner George E. Young. The weather was thick all day. 'The Tybee signal observer reported several vessels at anchor, but he was uuabie to make out their names or rigs. The weath er was o ear in tho city during thoday, hut at night the fog settled again and everything was wrapped In gloom. There was very little stir on the streets, and everybody who was not compelled to be out staid in doors. INJUNCTION A KED FOR. To Prevent a Furniture Alan From Controlling His Stock. A bill for an injunction against Samuol Herrmann, a furniture dealer on Brough ton street, and others, was tiled in tho Clerk’s office of the Superior Court yes terday. The complainants in the bill are the Merchants’ Furniture Company of In diana, the Atlantic Furniture Company ot Baltimore, Hood. Bonbnght & Cos. ot New York, and other furniture dealers. They claim that the defendant ( Hermann) is indebted to them to the amouut ot $3,849 48. He has given two mortgages recently for $5,883 50, and they declare that they believe that Julius Levkoy.tvho holds the mortgages, will foreclose" them Bhortly. They allege that the mortgages were given "to defeat the claims oi the creditors, and they therefore ask tuat the defendant be restrained from further control oi the stock in his store and pray lor the appoint ment of a receiver. Judge Adams fixed next Saturday as the time for the defend ant.to show cause why a restraining order should not be grained. THE 8U I NT CASE. The Testimony Closed and Argu ment Begun. The suit of Daniel bwint vs. the Geor gia Central railroad for s3o,ooodamages occupied the Superior Court all oi yester day. Among the witnesses examined was Gen. E. P. Alexander. Both sides closed taking testimony, and Col. It. E. Lester spoke iu behalf ot tbo plaintiff and Gen. George P. Harrison, ,Jr., replied lor the defendant. Geu. A. R. Lawton will address the jury this morning lor the railroad company and Air. Brewster, of the plaintiff's counsel, will close. I’oiice Court Cmmoi*. Lvdla Davis (colored) was turned over to tho City Court by the Alayor yesterday for tho larceny of $lO 25 troni J. M. Solo mons. Jack Robinson got sio or thirty days for being drunk and disorderly and curs ing a citizen Tuesday afternoon. Ssrsimsh Hospital Managers. Tile lollowing were yesterday elected managers of tho Savannah Hospital: George J. Milt*, Dr. William Duncan, J. Al. Solomons, William lluuter, C. M. Holt, R. D. Walker, R. It. Anderson. .Montli y Lv Fent. The members of Trinity Church and all Inquirers after truth are specially Invited to attend the love feast service at tho lecture room on President street Thurs day evening at 7:45 o’clock. HavrttitiAlt Academy. Savannah, Ua., Jan. 28, 1887. Students ou “K ill of Honor” for tbe fourth scholastic month: C. ft. Connerat, Jr., Hugo Frank. | Joseph hirtimrur, Hamilton arm any, Wiliie Hurnard, Willie Hun Ken, • Kiueue Eckstoin, Wllliu KckMiein, Ralph Thomson, Robert McUonuiitfh, 1 Max Leflier. No he Joue . ; tiuorjte Quint, Auvergne d’Antlgunc, [ Krci Morgan, 1* mchal Strong. John Paulsen. Alfred l>. Harden, John T'aliakkkho, Principal. *llO Garm-nt. tor *ls. A. R. Altinayer & Cos. will offer to-day I 26 fine brocade short w raps, silk lined, trimmed with fur and fur tails, at sl6 I each, never offered belore loss ban SBO. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3,1887. THE SUPREME COURT. Decision in a Railroad Damage Case from Savannah. The Supreme Court has handed down a i decision, announced in the Alokni.ng ■ News yesterday, affirming the judgment | of the City Court in tho damage case of the Savannah, Florida and Western rail way vs. Pritchard, Matthews & Cos. Justice Hull, in his opinion, says: If a still worm, to be used in the manufac ture of turpentine, was shipped over railroad and its connecting road, to be delivered at a point on the latter line, and it was delayed and not delivered by tho second road, until finally hunted up by the owners, the contracting road was liable (or any injury resulting from the delay. Where by reason of such delay crude turpentine overflowed the boxes made to eaten it and was lost, the owners having no barrels in which to deposit it, the value of the material so lost could be recovered. In such a case the plaintiffs could re cover the necessary expeuses incurred in finding the still worm, which had been carried from a depot of tne railroad and delivered to another person, and in tak ing possession thereof. The result of such search mitigated tho damages and formed a proper claim against the de fendant; and it could not complain of acts which inured to its benefit. The damages found in this case were not excessive. It was the province of the oourt to in terpret the written contract of affreight ment, aud his interpretation in this case was correct. JANUARY’S COOL DAYS. Signal Observer Salisbury’s Record ot the First Month of the Year. bignal Observer Salisbury, in bis Jan uary meteorological report, based upon local observations, gives some interesting weather statistics. The temperature during tho month did not get above 70 degs. nor below 16. The mean tempera ture was 46 degs., which is somewhat below the average. The mean tempera ture lor January during the past fifteen years, since the station was established,is as toliows: 1671 50.6 1880 59.! 1872 45.5 1881 48.3 1873 45.3 1882 57.3 1874 ....81.7 1883 64.2 1875 49.5 1884 46.6 1876 56.2 1885 51.5 1877 63.4 1886 45.4 1878 50.7 1887 46.3 1*79 51.3 The rainfall was about tho average. The total precipitation during the month was a little over Inches. Ram fell on 14days during the month. There were 12 clear days, 13 fair days and 6 cloudy days. Ibe rainlall in Inches (and hun dredths) during January since 1871 was: 1871 1.80 ! 880 2.66 1872 2 09 1881 5.77 1873 3 60 1882 1 0 SK74 2.05 1883 7.84 1875 8 84 1384 8.89 876 2 39 1833 6.45 1877 j, 2 63 1836 2.92 1878.... 2 99 1887 .3.71 1879 1.09 There was a frost every day except 6, and killing frosts ou 8 days. A thunder storm on the 13rh varied the monotony of tho otherwise even weather. THEY WANT MORE. 1 he B. and O. Express About to Scoop More Territory. The Chattanooga Times seems to bo the Tennessee' authority on scoops. It has just discovered anew deal that is being manipulated by the Baltimore and Ohio Express. When the Baltimore and Ohio scooped the franchise of the Queen and Crescent line, thereby securing an en trance to the South for all its Northern and Eastern lines. It was only the initial step, the Times says, of what tho com pany intends to do in the Southern States. Following closely on the first scoop, the great corporation, bv skillful manoeuvre mg, secured the franchise of the Cincin nati, Selma and Montgomery railroad, running from Akron to Selma, a distance of 110 miles. It was very essential to secure this line, as it would bo an im portant link In their future operations. The new deals said to be on foot now in crease the iranchise of the entire East Tennessee system. If the Baltimore and Ohio should succeed la scooping the East Tennessee they will gain a stronger foot hold in the South than ever before. It would give them a line to Selma, Atlanta, Aiaoon, Brunswick and Rome, thereby throwing the Baltimore and Ohio in com petition with the Southern Express Com pany at a large number of important ship ping points. It is said the high officials of the line will come South next week to look alter the deal. THE DEACON’S DAUGHTER. Annie Pixley In Her New Play To- NigHt. To-night Miss Annie Pixley will ap pear at the Theatre in her new play, “The Deacon’s Daughter.” The piece is well spoken of by those who have witnessed it. It is full of catching songs and bright dialogue, and Miss Pixley is said to be (juite as good iu it as in her former stio cess, “M’liss.” Miss Pixley’* part in her new play is that of a young Puritan girl who becomes an actress. Her supporting company is said to bo very good. Theatre Notes. Mr. Frank H. Tyner, in advance of Lily Clay’s Adamless Eden Company, is in the city arranging for the appearance of the female burlesque company at the Theatre on Monday night. The Litihlin and Western. An engineering corps has been organ ized with Col. W. J. Winn as chief, and will start on a survey for tue Savannah aud Western railroad March 1. Fine Society Stationery. We offer the ladies of Savannah an op portunity to purchase their stationery at prices which are as low as can be ob tained in New York. We offer as an es pecial bargain a fine 60-pound Whiting's paper in plain or ruled, either octavo or commercial size, lor 15c. a quire; envel opes in match for 15c. per package. I his is a great bargain and will only be offered on stock now on haml. Luildeu A Bates Southern Muslo House. At Etlll’. Savannah Morning News, World Almanac for 1887, Savannah Weekly News, Regimental Legends, For the Old Land, Puck, The Judge, Harper’s Week ly, Leslie’s Illustrated, Bostou Herald, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Times, Phila delphia Press. Baltimore Suu, Baltimore American, New York Herald, World, Times, Star, San, Tribune, Graphic, standard. FloridaTimea-Unlon, Jackson ville Morning News, New Orleans Titnes- Damoerat, Macon Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle, Cincinnati Commercial Ga zette, Charleston News and Courier, St. Louis Democrat. Atlanta constitution. Fine ArUstlo Bngr,ving, We are uow making a specialty of fine copper plate engraving; visiting cards, at home cards aud wedding invitations a specialty. Our prices are as low as same class of work can be obtained for any where in the United States. Ltidden <fc Bates Southern Muslo House. You are wanted al 11. H. Levy A liro.’s LlotbiD j Palace, 161 Congress street. CHOLERA’S WILD HAVOC. THE PLAGUE'S TEUHIBIjK RAV AGES IN BUENOS AYRES. The Hasty Landing >r a Ship's Passen gers from an Infected Italian Port Carries the Dread Disease Into the Republic’* Capital—The Result of Lax Quarantine—She American Min ister's Account of the Piague. Dr. McFarland, Health Officer of this port, yesterday received from burgeon General Hamilton, ol the Marine Hos pital Service, in the weekly abstract of sanitary reports, a very interesting ac count of the introduction of the cholera into Buenos Ayres. Tne account which is luriiisued by our Minister to the Argen tine Republic, located at Buenos Ayres, is as follows: There Is no room for doubt as to the ex istence of Asiatic cholera here. It made its first appearance aboutfive weeks ago, aud was "imported by the Italian ship Perseo, plying between Genoa and Buenos Ayres. Dr. Antonio del Veso, Envoy Ex traordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic in Italy, was a passenger on the ship, and the anxiety to secure him an immediate landing on the part al tne ship’s commander, seems to have so far overcome his sense of duty that, by concealed or garbled reports, ho managed to turn loose, on Argentine soil, first here, then at Rosario, a great many persons from an inlected ship. The tes timony of passengers shows conclusively there was nearly a score of burials at sea of those who died of cholera on the voy age. PROMPT INVESTIGATION. The Argentine government instituted prompt investigation of the matter, but, wasting no time with tue infliction of empty penalties which cannot affect the disease, turned its entire care to its ar rest and confinement within its present limits. Dr. Wilds, the Minister of the Interior, and as such Prime Minister of the government, irom whose department the National Board of Health derives all its powers and efficiency, is himsolt a physician of much distinction, and has labored with heroic devotion in the em ployment ol every agenev tending to the rapid and complete accomplishment of his sanitary measures, tie has at bis dis posal money, physicians, and police powers almost without limit, and is em ploying them all with great spirit and ability, THE INFECTED DISTRICT. The greater part of the oases have originated in the ‘boca’ where the in fected ship Perseo landed, which is a scooped-out plaoe, so deep and below the level of the river l’latte that ships may enter and discharge, it is, therefore, necessarily a vast receptacle of tilth, and, there being no current to carry out its accumulations iuto the river beyond tho sluggish action of the tide, it remains there a perpetual cesspool charged with disease and deaih. The government, however, is already busy at work there with an immense inree devising means to sweeten its balelul waters by the use of powerful pumps aud dredges. TERRIBLE FATALITY. The disease is most fatal at Rosario, a city of commercial importance on the Pasaka river. 200 miles away, where the most of the Perseo’s passengers and car go were discharged. I'he reports from that locality are truly distressing. In a population of about 50,000 souls they are now having from thirty-five to fifty deaths per day. lu their cholera hospital alone there were over 200 patients in Novem ber, of winch more than one-hall diid; but there the disease has invaded tbo homes of the best and most prudent families of tho city. Uordoba and other inland cities are also becoming infected. CUT OUT FROM THE WORLD. , The result of all this is, we are nearly cutout entirely from the commercial world- Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, and the most of tue European ports are quar antined against us, which fact has great ly disturbed the movements oi the mails, and almost entirely suspended business. We have recently had some very cold weather, which has been favorable to us. Nineteen years ago yesterday the first case of the great cholera epidemic of 1367-8 was reported. Then the plague was mainly confined to the city and neigh boring country ot Buenos Ayres. It was very destructive, and did not die out until near the close of March, on the ad vent of winter. Local Personal. Rev. H. R. Lockwood, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Syracuse, N. Y., is at the Pulaski House. Mr. F. W. White, representing the Warren-Scharff Asphalt Company,is reg istered at the Pulaski House. Mr. Frederic J. Cooke, resident man ager at Atlanta of the American Press Association, is in the city. Capt. W. D. Dixon and Lieut. W. G. Morrell, of the Republican Blues, have received their commissions lrom Gov. Gordon. Mayor Lester left last night for Wash ington,aud will join the members of the Harbor Improvement Committee, who went on Tuesday night, in Washington to-morrow. Mr, Uriah B. Harrold, of Amerious; Mr. C. U. Phinizy, of Augusta, and Pat Calhoun, Esq., of Atlanta, all directors of the Central railroad, were at the Screven House yesterday. Supt. R. G. Fleming, of the Savannah, Florida und Western, Mrs. Fleming and daughter, Rev. Mr. Glass and Mr. M. H. Couually, toe Superintendent’s secretary, are doing Florida in Capt. Fleming’s private car The following members of Col. George A. Mercer’s staff have received commis sions, with the rank of Lieutenant, from Gov. Gordon: R. G. Gaillard, Adjutant; Otto Vogel, Paymaster; l)r. W. W. Owens, Surgeon. Bishop J. W. Beckwith, of the Episco pal Diocese of Georgia, has received an invitation Irom Algernon S. Sullivan. Chairman ot tho Southern Society ol New York, to respond to the toast ol “I he Church” at a banquet to be given Feb. 21. George S. Mason. Esq.. Southern ropre sontative of the New York World, is in the city. He is here lo wiito up Sa vannah, provided he receives sufficient encouragement Irom her citizens. The Central railroad and Savannah and Tvbee railroad have already arranged for space, and thu Cotton Exchange and Board ot Trade are considering the matter. Mr. Mason will appear bt'loro the Board of Trade to-day. Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House yesterday were Fletcher Harper, Mrs Albert Weber, -Mr and Mrs Thomas Lawrence, Mr and Mrs G L Appleton, Mr and 51 is W Jl Horsson, New York; Mr nml Mrs IC L Ilasen, Bos ton; Samuel B Cressman nud wile, Hazle ton, Pa; James K tlayder and wife, Willlmuutic, Conn; John E Baker and wife, Jacksonville, Fla; Lyman Dana, St Loins; 1.1 Green, Beaufort,B C; Mr and Mrs Joseph Field, Philadelphia. At tho Screven House were A E Bab cock, Rochester, NY'; G L Ely, New Y'ork; G R Walker, Baltimore; E S Rob bins, New York: C P Hayward, Bridge port, Conn; W U Redwood, New Y'ork; F H Mtlburn, New York; R 8 Wigg>'rs, Cincinnati; L R Dickey, Covington, Ivy; A I) Irving, New York; L R Warren, Au gusta; C C Stubb, Philadelphia; J (j Ling, St Augustine, Fla; 1) S Williams, Nashville, l’enn. At the Harnett House were William A Blodgett, Boston; R S Thigpen, Stockton; T J* Crittenden, Titusville, Fla; E J Daw son, Augusta; R 8 Robertson, Bulloch county; Nathan Platsbek, J S Alexander, .1 C Beasley, Jacksonville, Fla: EATres cott and wife. New York; S F Jarrell, Seriven county; J T Walker, Haloyou dale: Warren P Lovett. Sandersvillo. Joshua and the Sun. Joshua commanding the sun to stand still and staying tho moon is taken from tho tradition recorded in the Book of .lasher, and may be accounted lor without assuming an arrest of the law s of nature, thus: Some conclusions as to the nature ot comets and to their tails being shot out in a direction from the sun, together with the meteoric shower of 1833, will, if ten able, enable us to receive the account con tained in the loin verse of the 10th chap ter of the Book of Joshua. It reads thus, “And the sun stood still (Hebrew, “was silent”) aud tho moon stayed until the people avenged themselves upon their enemies.” "Is not this written iu the Book oi Jasher ?” With regard to comets: Spectrum analysis shows that they are gaseous bodies of incalculable dimensions, their nuclei being mere condensations of the same. One ol these masses being not yet sufficiently concentrated to a point visi ble to the human eve, coming within the influence of the earth, particles of it are drawn by convergence, within the sphere of mutual attraction, rush together, and arrested motion gives out light enough to make visible and heat enough to melt them to the form iu which they appear to us as meteorolites. But before they come within the influence of the earth to effect this, these cloud forms may exist in a shape globular, oval or amorphous. The rays ot the sun, penetrating those, are converged as by a lens, a: and tho bril liant light thus produced might well be taken for tne sun standing still upon Gideon, and hasting not to go down about a whole day. The moon’s stay over the valley oi Ajelon implies simply a full moon rising about sunset, and hanging all night, over the conflict. That this meteoric state of the heavens is supoos nble may be inferred from the statement in the 11th verse, that “The Lord oast down great stones from heaven upon them,” killing more of the Amorltes than were slain by the swords of the children of Israel. The records of me teoric showers sustain this idea. To any one interested in the subject of comets’ tails I would suggest this experi ment as worthy of his attention, if he has not a theory ot his own or adopts that of another: (Joutine a globe of glass full of water in a tube and through it pass the sun’s rays into a dark room; which done be will probably be induced to write an article on comets’ tails lor the Popular Science Monthly if so inclined. He must not, however, fail to allow for the differ ence resulting Irom the confining ol his globe in a glass casing, and one limited only by the unreflecting character of the darkness around—the darkness on the face of the Great Veep of the creation. K. W. H. Bruin Acts the -eholar. From the Xew York Times. One of the bears in the collection in the cage at the Central Park will carefully and gravely uuroll a paper made into a ball, after having ascertained by the scent that it is not edible, and then, spreading it belore him, he will regard it with tho care of perusal. More than likely the other bears will gather about him, as if prepared to hear him, but the inherent mischiet-loving spirit soon re asserts itself, and they engage in a rough and-tumble lor the possession of the printed sheet, which is, of course, torn to pieces. Plight of a French “Falstaff.” Paris Letter in Cardiff Mail. At Reull a man has sued a laundry owner lor assault and damages. The man was making stealthy love to one of the maids, and to avoid discovery he was put iuto the big linen boiler aud clothes heaped upon him. The proprietor enter ed, scolded the maid; suspected by her looks something was wroug; observed the linen moving, and proceeded to pour water thereon, when the lover rose aiftl a fight ensued. Aaviiti io Muiaers, Mrs, Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should always be used when children are cutting teeth, it relieves the little sufferer at once; it produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the liitle cherub awakes as “bright as a button.” It is very pleasant to taste. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al lays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the beet known remedy for diarrhoea, whether arising from teething o r other eauses. 25 cents a bottle. lleductlon of Taxes. The saying that taxes and death are sure to come, also holds good In the very necessarv article of clothing. You must dress; law requires it; now why not dress well when you can, which takes but very little money to accomplish just now. The Famous New York Clothing House, 140 Congress street, is making a further re duction of L 0 per cent., altogether 20 per cent., oft'of our regular low prices, origi nally marked in plain figures; for in stance, a $lO suit figures down to SB. and so on. The public well knows that we manufacture our own clothing, the sell ing price originally being 25 per cent, lower than other clothiers buy them at. Considering all this, it is easy to see how low our prices are. This reduction is for the purpose of making room lor spring goods. The same reduction also extends to our heavy underwear. Remember it takes but very little money to dress well, when you buy of the “Famous,” three doors from the"corner of Whitaker street. “There is a tide in the affairs of men which, when taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” We quote Shakespeare as our authority, aud prove it with the great rush of bargain-seekers at Weisbein’s popuiar dry goods store. His new ad possesses magic, and there is no doubt that he will be enabled to close out very quickly the balance of his winter stock. II you have not been there by all means gn at once and secure some of his wonder ful bargains. Fine line of Gents’ stylish stiff and soft fists, Caps, ete. Prices cut at B. 11. Levy & Bro 's. The well-known Pearl Shirt at B. 11. Levy A lit'O.V. Gold and Silver Shirts are tho best made and Inst wearing shirts for the money ever o'.lVi i. B. 11. Levy A liro., 161 Congress. •ole agents. I*olo Caps selling for 10c. at the Famous New York Clothing House, 140 Congress street. llsrnett House. Concerning a popular hotel in Savan nah. Ga., the Florida Tiraes-Union says: “We note Irom the hotel arrivals as pub lished In tne Savannah papers, that the Harnett House atilt leads all the other hotels in tho city. In fact they have as rnanv h the others combined. There is a good installment of Floridians always registered there.” Our Neckwear stock must be sold. We have affixed prices that will rti-h them. B. 11. Levy A Bre.. 161 Congress street. Gents’and Hoys'y uMco us at B. H. Levy A llro.'s. very chennav’-v, Hnrgains in li. 11. Levy A llro.’s, Ph 1' ei.c.ip II a’ Pientv of ts, odd sarnien s, etc., at f i-Wal B. 11. l.evy A Bro.'s 181 Con g Trv li. 11. l.evy A iiro.wNl'ffVf airqfekilvnr Bh,n "' . - I.lthogruphlni; nu<l ' ■gTewiß- 1 Bonds, Certu Maps, Plans. . iftHkXettltt and Note Heads, Bill Heads, WaHjng Jfjp, | vital tons. Cards, etc., \ engraved at Morning News rriattag), i House, 3 ft bltaker street. Snvsnno^H Weather Indications. Special indications for Georgia: Fair weather and nearly station ary teuipefature. For Georgia, Eastern Florida, Western Florida aud Alabama: Fair weather, southerly winds, and nearly stationary temperature. The height of the river at Augusta at XiSoo’olocg [>. m. yesterday (Augusta time) was 8.6 feet—no change during the preceding 24 hours. Cos uoarative statement of tomuerature at Savannah Feh. 2. 1380 and 1887: 1586. l*Sf 6:38 A.M 35 j 6:38 k. W 52 2:36 P. a 6'ij 2:88 P. M 75 16:86 F.K 44 10:36, P. It 60 Uatimum 511 Maximum 70 Minimum 31, Minimum 51 Mean temperature ; Mean temperaturo of day 43 of day..,i <’2 Rauilsl' . 0.001 Rainfall . O.ul Observations taken at the same moment oftime at all stations. SAVANNAH, Feb. 2. 9:38 r. m.. City lime. | Temperature. Direction. Z [ z I Velocity. | P i Uainf&U. Naur or STATIONS. Portland I 61 N 112 03: Light snow. Boston 161 X I 0 .t>:Hi.'gilt snow. Block Island.. 68 K 82 .OlijCloudy. New York 26, NK IHi .04 j Light anow. Philadelphia.. 29; XE Sir .64 [Cloudy. WasninKton ... 88| NK | I"Light rain. Chiucoteague . 40 1 SW 7 I Foggy. Noriolk Si) ... . .03j L'glii rain. Charlotte 51! 8K ! Fuggy. VVilmmgton...| EH 1 SB ■ ! Fuggy. Charleston..... (b SW .. ....[Clear. Augusta. 60S .... .. .... iCloudy. Savannah 601 s |.. .... | Foggy. Jacksonville... CL 1 ..... 1 .... Oienr. Key West 74! E 14 .... Clear. Atlanta 60, s 10'— Fuggy. Pensacola 64 E j ! |Clondy. Mobile 621 SE ! Cloudy. Montgomery... 68! s ; .... Cloudy. Vicßsnurg .. .. 70S S 1 8;....1Fair. New Orleans .. 65 SE .... Clear. Shreveport 71 S 9 'Cloudy. Fort Smith . 36 W 7 .10 Light rain, Galveston 64 S 12 .... Cloudy. Corpus Christ: <0 SE 17 Cloudy. Palestine...... 69 s 9 ....Cloudy. Brownavillo... 71 S 15 Cloudy, Rio Grande... 75 s 16 ....'Clear. Knoxville 641 SW 14 'Fair. Memphis. .... 69 SE 9 ...I Fair. Nashville 6P s 13 . i Fair. Louisville so] S .41!Clondy. Indianapolis... 40 SW 'cloudy. Cincinnati 55 SW 6 .22! Light rain. Pittsburg 47 NK .. .00; Lignt rain. Buffalo 80S 02i Light rain. Cleveland 44 SE .. .12 Light rain. Mnrouettc 10 SW .06 Hazy. Chioago 23 SW 19 . .. Cloudy. Duluth 6 W 7 02 Clear. St. Paul 6 W 6 .... Clear. Davenport 17 W 8 .... Light snow. Cairo 40 N\V 8 .03 Light rain. St. Louis 31 03 Light raiu. Leavenworth. 9 N 11 .... Clear. Omaha —3 N is Fair. Yankton —l4 N W 18 .... Fair. Bismarck —23 N W 22 Cloudy. North Platte .. —XI N 11 .... Clear. Dodge City— 7 NE 6 Clear. lndicates below zero. G. N.Salisbury, Sigual Corps, IT, S, A, READ AND PROFIT. What Mr, George X. Nichole Thinks of Our Kerosene Heaters. Messrs. Jas. S. Silva it Son: Dear Sirs—The kerosene heating stove bought of you works splendidly. It Keeps my bath room comfortably warm in the coldest weather. There is no smell from it whatever, and I consider it a per fect thing. George. JX T . Nichols, Printer and Binder. Savannah, Jan. 22, 3887. We have just received another ship ment of these stoves and will be now able to till all orders, the demand being so great we were unable to do so before. This make of heater is sold only by us. Jas. S. Silva & Son, Crockery and Glassware, lit) Broughton street. Alterations ami changes in garments bought of us made free of charge by our tailors. Everything must 3t or no sale. 15, H. Levy & Bro. Polo Caps selling for 10c. at the Famous New York Clothing House, 110 Congress street. Oak, Pine and l ight wood For sale by It. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and East Broad streets. Telephone No 77. Great reduction in prices of Gents’ Youths’ and Boys’ Winter Clothing at B. 11. Levy & Bro.’s. 161 Congress. Oak, Pine and Light wood, For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77. Our extensive line of fancy and plain, lino and medium underwear at panic prices to close out. Spring goods coming soon and room wanted. B. 11, Levy & Bro. yulilirattoito Georiia Gaietteer—-188^87 ANI) Business & Planters’ Directory WITH ELEGANT 51 I’ Containing an alphabetical list of all cities, towns and villages in ihe iState, with a list of all persons doing business therein. A classified business direc tory, with list of persons in each line of business and their post office addresses. A list of 50,000 farmers with their rating from official sources and their post office addresses. A county directory, giving population, number of im proved acres, with assessed value, and full list of county officers. Only a limited num ber left. Price by mail, pos tage paid, .$5 30. Address all orders to J. H. ES TILL, savannah, ga. (Tittj (BrMwiMW. ORDINANC B. As Ordinance t > anuMd an ordinance enti tled &u ordinance **to prohibit the occupa tion oi any purt of the street* or lanes of the city for stops <>r porticos,” named in Council Juno 2,188 ti, so as to permit tho erection of steps or porticos on the streets of iho city in the diForellon f the Mbor and Aldermen of the city of >avannah in nnv block on which a majority of the lots a’ready have steps or portieoson the street*. Section 1. The Mayor and Aldermen of the env of Savannah in Council assembled do hereby ordain that section l of the ordinance passed in Council .Tune 2. INnm, do and the s.ime is hereby amended by ; ddnur thereto the following words: “Provided that nothing herein contained shall be held to prevent the Mayor and V birmon from permitting the erection of stens or porticos in the streets of the city on any block on which a majority of the lots already have steps or porticos in the imntidr __ j *mfwus 15* CfcvT * JP*u*K K ■■ Bvottttt'o gran Bit'ere. DYSPEPSIA is a dangerous as well a* distressing complaint. H neglected, it tends, by impairing nutrition, and de pressinfg the tone of the system, to prepare the way for Rapid Decline. mm gif 1 8 * ImTotlilc p and completely Cures Dyspepsia in U it- forms, Heartburn, Sirlching, Tasting the Food. etc. It enriches and purifies toe blood,Btimu lteh the appetite, and aids the assimilation of food. K: v. J T. Koskittb, the honored nabtor of tho First Reformed Church, Baltimore, Md., says: “ Having used Brown’s Iron Bitters for Dyspepsia and Indigestion I take great pleasure in recom mending it highly. Also consider it a splendid touio and invigorator. and very strengthening.” Hon. Joseph C. Suit, Judge of Circuit Court, Clinton Oo„ And., says: “ 1 bear most cheerful testi ra.ny to the efficacy of Brown’s Iron Bitters for Dyspepsia, and as a tonic.” Genuine has above Trade Mark and crossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other. Made only by S CHEMICAL CO., JSAJLI iMOlii., Alik William Ravknel, President. STONO PHOSPHATE COMPANY CHARLESTON, S. G. Established 1870. HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS. SOLU BLE GU ANO( highly ammoniated) DISSOLVED RONE. ACID PHOSPHATE. ASH ELEMENT. FLOATS. GERMAN KAINIT. HIGH GRADE RICE FERTILIZER. COTTON SEED MEAL. COTTON SEED HULL ASHES. Office, No. 12 Broad Street. All orders promptly filled. R. M. MEANS, Treasurer. DOUBLY AMMONIATED Traci Special Gnano The highest grade complete Manure known. FOR SALE BY Ths Wilcox & Gibbs Guano Cos. esmttvactjiro. The Most Beautiful Sidewalk in ths World. Tiie Most Durable ant Satisfactory. Tihe pierce patent stone and BUILDING COMPANY of Bavannah, Georgia, i*re now* ready to take orders for Sidewalks. See the Octagon Block at the St. John’s Church—the Octagon Block Sidewalk in white and blue—and judge for yourself. The company are now ready to contract for laying the Patent Tiling, also theCurb-ng. The company are making all kind-? of Stone Building Blocks in any size, shape or color— Window Sills, Window Caps, etc. THE FIERCE PATENT STONE AND BUILDING COMPANY OF SAVANNAH, GA, \T)AKX all parties to not make, buy or use VV any articles protected by patent and owned by us. Property owners about to lay sidewalks should see" if those who are to lay such have the proper license. P. J. FALLON, Builder and Contractor, 22 Drayton Street, Savannah. J ESTIMATES promptly furnished for build- I j iuu: of any class Umuta and ®u. ANDREW HANLEY, —PKALKS IN Paiuls. Oils, Doors, Bushes, Blinds, 3lol<!ings, Mantels, Etc. Railroad, Steamboat A 31 ill Supplies. Sewer and Fine l*ipe. l ire Bric-Us, Lime, Plaster, Hair anil Cements. In connection with the above I am sole Agent for the Revere Rubber Company’s Patent .Stitched GIANT RUBBER BELT ING, which is the best in use. Try it, and you will use no other. Send for prices on above lino of goods beforo ordering elsewhere. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. ANDREW HANLEY, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. JONstf C. SUTLER* IV HITE LEADS, COLORS, OILS, GLASS. IT VAKNIML ETC.; READY MIXED PAINTS; RAILROAD. STEAMER ANII MILL SI I’i’l.l E 8,3 ASHES. 1)00 RS.BLI NDS ami BUILDERS' H ARDWARE. Sole Agent fur GEO KG i A LIME.C A L<: IN EI) PLASTER. CEMENTS, HAIR, and LAND PLASTER. 0 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Ga, 1865. CHRIS. MURPHY, 1865. House, Slrii A Ornamental Painting Ip \EI i TED neatly and with dispatch. j I Hints, Oils, \ mulshes. Brushes, Window Glasses, etc., etc Estimates furnished on an idle ition. i orner Congress aud Drayton streets, rear of Christ Church. 1 (foal. C O A. L! Scotch House Coal for par lor grates, from Glasgow, Scotland. Price reasonable. Dixon <&, ftfiurphy 1 °**Drank*. Tmavbone at. State of Weather.