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SYKES FRAZER’S CRIME. HEPLRAUS (JCIHY TO VOLUN TARY MANSLAUGHTER. ■ The Accomplice of Joe Way In the Mur- j dr of <Tohn Kichnnloon Uroucht to ] Justice After Seven Years—Story of the Brutal Crime Frazer to Be Sen tenced To-Day. A plea of voluntary manslaughter was accepted yesterday by the Slate in the case of Sykes Frazer, Indicted for mur der. \Yben the plea was tendered by Mr. Beckwith, attorney for Frazer, Solicitor General dußignon stated that be would accept it, as he believed the circum .stanoes surrounding tbe case warranted •Jllm in so doing, and be believed that tbe enos of justice would be iully attained thereby. The crime was committed Jan. 11, 1879. Da that day Sykes Frazer and Joseph Wwr had a quarrel with John All were negroes. The qOTTrel ended in Richardson being as saulted by Way and Frazer. Riobavdson ran and was pursued by his two assail ants, who overlook him and beat him, one with a piece of board and the other with a club, until he tell down uncon scious. They left him for dead, and the wame night be did die. Way was arrested, but Frazer escaped and kept out of the reach of the authori ties until one day last fall, when he was arrested in Washington square by Police man Stegin for being drunk and disorder ly. Way was convicted or murder Jan. EB, 1879, and under a recommendation to mercy sentenced to the penitentiary for Jiie. KWerSAbe brought out of jail for sentence After court adjourned yesterday Jurrce Adams took the papers in the case and read them. The penalty lor voluntary manslaughter is not less than one year and not more than twenty years in the penitentiary. IMWIUGH THE CITY. Items Gathered Here and There by the News Reporters. Golden Rule Lodge of Odd Fellows will meet to-nigbl. The appearance docket of the Superior Court tor the March term will be called on Friday. The Pulaski Loan Association will hold its regular monthly meeting to-night at No. 136 and 137 Bay street. Judge Adams, In the Superior Court, (lias announced that he will pass sentence In the misdemeanor cases on Saturday. The Board of County Commissioners ■will hold its February meeting tnis morn ing and the City Council will meet to night. Tbe members of tbe Savannah bar will meet this afternoon to take action upon ibe death of John W. Wilson, Esq. Mr. Wilson’s remains were burled in Texas. The Merchants’ and Mechanics’ Loan Association will hold Us fifty-seventh regular monthly meeting at the office of f the Secretary, No. 118 Bryan street, to ight. t Myrtle and Armenian Lodges of colored Odd Fellows paraded yesterday and alter the parade held a celebration at Odd [Fellows’ Hall, on Huffy and Cuyler 'streets. The Chatham Artillery serenaded Xieut. J. R. Haussy last night. Lieut, jtiaussy was recently elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Xieut. George B. Clark. The Morning News local department received attractive lunches last night from the Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee <of the Y. M. C. A. and from the ladies of : the German Aid Society. The funeral of Mr. Clifford A. Stiles, whose death oocurred in Atlanta on Mon „tlay, will take place at Laurel Grove at 3 o’clock this alternoon. Mr. Stiles was a sqn of Dr. C. A. Stiles, formerly of this city. Chief of Police Anderson is investigat ing a scrapping match with clubs which was started on Monday between Officers Kelly and Sheehan. The two had some words and sows blows were struck be fore they were separated. The case is on the information docket for Friday. will deliver the fourth of his lectures to-night at the lucrePiWJfnt Church lecture room at 8 o’clock. These lectures are very inter esting and aro well attended. Tbe sub ject (or to-oigbi’s leoturo Is: “The Canon t tbe New Testament; or, how the Book eanffe to be made up as it is.” RIVER AND HAUBOK NEWS. Cleanings Among the Shipping and Along the Wharves. The snag boat Toecoa will leave to-day to resume her work on the river near Au gusta. The British schooner A. TANARUS., which ar rived i*re with a cargo of molasses from Matanzas, will haul out to-day to havo lier bottom cleaned and scraped. Tbe steamships Chattahoochee and William Lawrence did not get to sea Monday night on acoount of the fog. They passed out by Tybee yesterday morning. Sailing vessels which left this port in the early part of last month have been pnaking verv good passages across. The German bark Niagara, which sailed on Jan. 9, arrived at Havre on Feb. 4, making (the passage is twenty-five days, und the Italian bark Tonio, which sailed on Jan. b, for Liverpool, arrived on Feb. 4, making tbe passage in twenty-six days. The sctdfeicr Austin D. Knight, Capt. •M. E. DrWrwater, was towed Into Charleston harbor from sea by tbe tug Jacob Brandow, Capt. I). Boyle, on Hun day night, and placed at hullivau’g Island. Bbe came from New York, and has a oar j:o of stone for the Charleston jellies. Capt. Drlnkwater reports that on Friday morning last, at 3:40 o’clock, when about twenty miles cast of Bady Island, bis ves sel got Into oollisiou with an unknown pcuooner, in wbioh her Jlbboom was car ried away ami she sprang a leak, lledoes not kaow the extent of tbe damage, if any, to the other schooner. AVben the Austin X. Knight arrived she had six feet of wa ter in her bold- Death ofa furiner Savannnhlnii. Inlormatlon has just been received here Of tbe death in Roosevelt Hospital, New York, of inflammation or the brain, uL Howell Steele King, formerly clerk nuditor in the Cuetora House in thisoity. Mr. King was 83 years old. Ho was for merly a resident of Akron, 0., where he •was engaged in business, lie was ap. pointed to the customs service by Collec tor James Atkina Nov. 0, 1875, and re signed March 81, 1879. His suooessor was John H. Devsaux, whose resignation was handed in two weeks ago. Mr. King bad a large circle of acquaintance here, who will learn with deep regret of his death. He was a lineal descendant of Jteltie Washington, and a gentleman who piade firm friends of all with whom he eauio iu contact. Oernmu Aid Hoclety's Hull. Tbo German Aid Society's ball at Tur ner's Hall last night was one of the largest and moil brilliant of any tbat the society baa ever given. The floor m tilled with dancers, and every available apace besides was crowded wltb specta tors. An elegant supper was served, and tbose wbo attended said It was one of the I most enjoyable affairs they bad ever ul tended. D. B. Lester sells Hipounds Urauuialul : Bugarforll. 1 AGAINST THE CITY. The Coast Line Railroad Granted an Injunction. Judge Emory Speer yesterday gave his decision in the injunction case of the Coast Line Railroad Compauy against the Mayor and Aldermen of Savannah. The caso arose out of the refusal of tho railroad company to pay for paving three feet on either side of its ftack on Brough ton street with asphalt. In March, 1888, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring tne railroad com pany to pave not only between its rails on Broughton street west of Abercorn, but also lor a yard on both the north and south sides of the track. It was es timated that the company’s share for suoh paving without its traok amounted to $3,085 50. When payment was refused the Cit 7 Marshal was in structed to advertise ttie company’s prop erty on Broughton street, west ot Aber com, lor sale. A bill to restrain the sale wus filed in the United States Circuit Court and was argued recently. In 1873, four years alter the incorpora tion ol the compauy, the City Council adopted an ordinance indicating the route of tne railroad, and stating that “in tbe event o! the paving by tne city of the whole or any portion of the streets used by lhe said railroad company, the portion of the track between the rails snail be paved or kept in good order and thorough repair by the company at its own expenso and cost.” Subsequently, in 1885, the Legislature of Georgia authorized tne city to pave its streets, with the power to assess two thirds of the cost on the real estate abut ting on the streets improved, provided “that auv street railway company hav ing tracks running through the streets of said city shall he required to macadamize or otherwise pave, as the said Mayor und Aldermei\ oi the city of (Savanuuh may direct, the width of its tracks, amt tinea leet on each side of every line of track now in use, or that may hereafter be con structed by such company.” , Mr. Atkins, counsel for the complain ant, argued that the act of Sept 6, 1885, was an impairment oi the obligation of the contract between the company and theeiky, and it was, therefore, contrary to the constitution of tbe United States. Judge Speer sustained the point, stating tdat .“upon a review of every authority • cited by counsel for defendant to support the interference of the Legislature, it will be found that each cuse depends upon spe cial circumstances, in view of which the sovereignty of the State can be properly exercised. But there is no warrant found for an act which deliberately revokes a valid contract between a private corpo ration and a third party where rights are vested. “This the act of Sept. 5, 1885, seeks to do, and it is lor that reason held invalid, so far as it attempts to authorize the Mayor auu Aldermen ol the city of Savannah to compel the complainants to pave three feet on each side ot their track, or other wise than is stipulated in the ordinance of Sept. 29, 1873, expressing the contract between the city and the Coast Line Rail way Compauy. 1 hold, therefore, that the complainants, upon the allegations of their bill, are entitled to the injunction they seek, and the demurrer isoverruled.” THE NAVAL STORES MEN. Tho Producers Association and the Standard OH Company. Tbe Naval Stores Manufacturers’ Pro tective Association has just Issued an other circular to the producers. The cir cular states that silica the one of Jan. 7 was issued two circumstances have oc curred which require official notice from the association. One circumstance is the notice given bv the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway Company that it would in future enlorce the “L. C. L. rate” on less than car loud lots of spirits turpentine. The rate referred to is three or tour times as great as on carload lots. It has been charged, says the circular, that ihe association was responsible for the order, because the association obtained a 20 per cent, reduction on rosin freights. All re sponsibility for tbe order is denied, and the statement is made that tjie "L. C. L. late” was suspended before freight was collected on a single shipmeot. The second matter which the associa tion deems requires notice from it is in reference to toe organization’s connec tion with the Standard Oil Company. Tbe charges to that effect made by two prominent naval stores factors in inter views published by the Morning News are pronounced untrue, unfounded and absurd. Produoers are warned against cutting too many boxes and thereby causing an overproduction of spirits and rosin. An allusion is made to horning, and it is staled that the association lias resolved to break up the nefarious prac tice. SHADOWED IIY THUGS. ——■ •■—■ - • Atlcmps to Rob a Countryman in Johnson Sqare. About 10 o'clock last night a white man, who gave his name as Gaston Al lan, was approached in a suspicious man ner by a rough looking man in front of tho Pulaski House. Mr. Allan was ac companied by a colored boy who said that he was directing Allan to tho Screven House. The suspicious character made several apparent attempts m get the boy away, but did not succeed. Policeman Kelly came up about that time and took charge of Allan, whom he conducted to a hotel. Then he went after the other man and soon had him in tbe barracks. Tbe party arrested denied I nut he took or tried to take anything from Allan, who is be lieved to*be from South Carolina. AT THE THEATRE. Gus Williams in “Oh ! What a Night” To-Night's Attraction. Gus Williams, tbe German comodian, will be seeu at tbo Theatre to-night in “Oh! What a Night!” Williams crowds an unusual amount of fun into bis per formances, and generally his plays are greeted with roars of laughter, which succeed one anothor with very short in terruptions. He sings his comical songs inimitably and his .exclamations are genuinely funny. Ridiculous situations heighten the amusement aud bis recita dflHßferJfttkrlT given. i 7 "ygJfaM h‘> will appear as qCSt?#V ~ ThMloston Transcript ooniejly is udmlraldy •uiWrarthe versatile German imperson ator, who Is giveavtbe best of opportuni ties for the display of his talents.” IJghtliuuie Keeper Drowned. News reached the city last night of the drowning of James Campbell, lighthouse keeper, some lime during Monday night. Campbell left the dock a short time before 12 o’clock in his boat to go to his station. The bourns found floutlug bottom up ward but Campbell’s whereabouts are not known. Ills step father kept the Venus Point lights and Campbell was in charge of the lights on the opposite side of the river, lie was about HU years of age. If you ilnd Indications of malaria in your system take at once l)r. J. 11. McLean’s Liver and Kidney l’lllets. They will agreeably and effectually eradicate the poison from your system. 25 ceuls per vial. Two-pound Tomatoes, boo. per dozen, at I>. Id. Lester’s. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: WEDENSDAY, FEBRUARY 9,1887. THE ORDINARY’S FEES. Extract, From the Grand Jury's De cember Presentment. The following Is an extract from the presentment of the grand jury of the De cember term, made last week, in matter ol the fees of tho Ordinary. It will be seen that the grand jurors for this term differ in their opinion in regard to this matter from their predecessors: “We have also examined the books oi the Ordinary of Chatham county and in vestigated the question as to whether the special fee bill allowed was excessive. We find that the books of the office are kept in tbe most complete manner, und that tbe neatness and exactness of tbe clerical labor is unusually good. We find tho system for ready reference is an evi dence of administrative anility of the Ordinary of unusual character, consider ing the limited nature ot the rooms occu pied by him. “We also find that the fact that the fees of the Ordinary of Chatham county dlfl'ering from tbeCode is not peculiar to this county, but exists in other counties. In contrasting the fees with the other counties, and considering the cost of living in Savannah, we do not consider them too large, as the net amount pro duced Horn this, alter paying expenses is otily about $3,500 per annum, not too large a salary for so responsible an office a* that oi J udge of the Court of Ordinary, as a less amount would not probably se cure the services of a faltbful and com petent officer.” AT THE COURTS. A Musy Day in the Superior Court — Judgments Rendered, The following matters were disposed of in the Superior Court yesterday: James D. Fountain vs. Fred W. Bur kamp, ejectment. Verdict by consent in favor of the defendant. James D. Fountain vs. Fred AVi Pratt, intruder. Verdict in favor defendant by consent. Celia Grehan, complainant, and Frank McDermott, constable, and others, de fendants. Decision rendered refusing in junction. The Wilcox fc Gibbs G.uano Company, plaintiffs in certiorari, vs. B. Damoro, master Italian bark Catrina Cacace, de fendant in certiorari. Decision rendered dismissing certiorari. S. Krouskoft vs. Samuel Herman and others, proceedings to require Samuel Herman as receiver ol the court in an equity cause of the Mechanics’ Furniture Compauy and others, complainants, and Herman and others,defendants, to appear and snow cause Feb. 11 why a rule abso lute snouid not be granted compelling him to pay a SI,OOO judgmentobtained in tho City Court on Monday. VIOLATED THE LAW. Joslyn’s Postmaster Unintentionally Offends Uncle Sain. Joseph Brown, postmaster at, Josiyn, Liberty county, was tried in tho United States District Court yesterday for violat ing the postal laws by disposing of stamps in trade. During a period of about three years Brown allowed a neighboring store keeper with whom he dwelt to get stamps and stamped envelopes on account. The transactions amounted to $29, which sum was deducted from tne postmaster’s grocery bill. He made his returns reg ularly an i remitted every cent that was due to the government. The defendant was represented by Isaac Beckett, Esq. Judge Speer in his charge remarked that the transactions did not constitute swindling and were only a technical violation of the law. The jury rendered a verdict of guilty and the defendant ,vas lined SSO without costs of court, which was tbe lightest penalty tne law per mitted. W YH LEE’S SECOND TRIAL Assigned for To-Day in the Superior Court. • The case of Wall Lee, ohargeil with the larceny of SB4, is assigned for a retrial in the Superior Court to-day. Considerable difficulty is likely to arise in getting a jury, as a good many of the jurors on the regular panels are disqualified from hav iug heard a part ot the testimony deliv ered under oath, it being presumed that they have since expressed an opinion. Violated the Ordinance. Lizzie l’ridgeon, whose name was on the information docket for selling liquor in Yamacraw without a city license, was before Acting Mayor John Schwarz yes terday morning. Two witnesses testified that t hey had bought liquor from her, and she admitted that she had paid toe inter nal revenue tux. She was sentenced to pay SIOO line or eo to jail for thirty days. GATES— TH EUB. Mr. Frederic Hayes Gates Weds Miss Annie C. Thetis. A quiet wedding took place at 5:30 o’clock last evening at the rosideuoe of Capt. V/. D. Dixon, No. 59 Liberty stroet. Tbe bride was Miss Annie C. Theus, and tile groom was Mr. Frederic Hayes Gates. Mr. Gates is a prominent young business man of Atlanta, and tiie bride is a pretty nnd popular young lady of this citja Rev. Father Joseph Hennessy performed tbe wedding ceremony in the presence of a number of friends of tbe young couple. Tbe,bride was very prettily attired, and was the recipient o( many handsome presents. After the ceremony an elegant supper was served, and at 8:20 the happy couple left via the Central on a wedding tour. Their horns will be in Atlanta. Ttie Ball To-Nigllt, The ball in aid of St. Joseph’s Infirmary will take place to-night at th: Guards’ arsenal. Preparations have been made to accommodate a large crowd, and it Is hoped that this most worthy cause will reap a substantial benefit. The ladies have been very actively at work, and the supper will be a (east of all good things edible. Supper can be had at any time between 9 o’clock and 11, when the sup per room will be closed until tbo hour lor the grand maroh und rormal supper. The ball will be opon at 7:30 o’clock, and the opening grand maroh will take place at 9 o’clock sharp. To Hold Temperance Bailies. Tbe several lodges of Goo.l Templars and Georgia Tent of Roubabites have combined for the purpose of holding series ot public temperance meetings. Tho first meeting of tho series under the uusplces of Georgia Tent No. 161,1. (). ot R„ will probably be held next week. Tho movement has received the support of a large numbor of leading oitizens. Notice of timo und place of the meetings will be given in a few days. Unprecedented Bargain* In Boy*’ Cloth tng, A. R. Altmayor A Cos. will offer to-day at their centre couuter on first floor tbe balance of their stook ol Hoys’ Winter Clothing at tbe following sweeping reductions: 375 Boys’ Casslniere Suits, knee pants, at $1 26, $1 50. $1 75, $2, $2 25, $2 50, $3, $4 and $5, reduced from $2, $2 50, $3, $3 50, $4, $4 50, $5, $7 and $9. HI’KOIAI. DKIVIC. 1 lot Bovs’ Black Corkscrew Suits at $3, positively worth s(>. Very Light Sugar, 20 pounds for sl, at O B. Luster’s. CENTRAL’S QUEER ORDER. GIVING UP TRAFFIC TO THE RICHMOND TERMINAL. President A lex *mler a limtrucMons to the Auguata and Kuoxvlll* In llegard to Freight for the Columbia and Greenville—How the Order la Con strued iu Augusta. On Monday the officials of the Augusta and Knoxville railroad at Augusta, under instructions from headquarters here in Savannah, stopped receiving freight for points on the Columbia and Greenville road. Heretofore most of the freight from Augusta lor points along the Greenville and Columbia, especially between New berry and Greenwood, has gone over the Augusta and Knoxville line to Green wood, where It was turned over to the Columbia and Greenville, which carried it to its destination. The Central got a long haul and the Richmond and Danville a short one. The latter company can carryall Ireight from Augusta via tbe Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta over its own lines to points on the Columbia aud Greenville. This route is a round-about way, and tbe Augusta merchants complain that, as it takes from twenty-four to forty-eight hours longer for their freight to reach its destination, they are afraid that they will lose the trade from that territory. It is learned here that the order was issued at a request made by tho Rich mond and West Point Terminal of Gen. Alexander, President of the Central. In Augusta the order is construed to mean that the West Point Terminal con trols the Central. The latter company had the traffic in its own grasp, and if Gen. Alexander voluntarily gave it up the circumstance at Least indicates that the two great systems are on very amica ble terms. Gen. Alexander is in New York and will be gone several days. The lVr ghtsvllle and Tesintlle. President Thomas, of the Wrightsville and Tennille railroad, informs the Wrightsville Recorder that tbe company Is erecting a large warehouse at Dublin, on the opposite side of the river, A corps of carpenters is now engaged in building a commodious engine house and work shop at Tennille, all of which savors well for the wirfegrass enterprise, which has been the means of accomplishing so much for that immediate section. A telegraph line extending from Wrightsville to Ten nille is being constructed by the Wrignts ville aud Tennille Railroad Company. Port Royal's Naval Storehouse. The new naval storehouse at the naval station in Port Royal harbor rapidly ap proaches completion. It Is a substantial and well built structure, 150 feet long by 50leet wide. In addition to ample loom to quarter the garrison and afford store age room for the stores of the Paymaster and Quartermaster, it has a capacity for the storage of 1,200 to 1,500 tons of coal. The keeping ol coal here will be a great accommodation to vessels cruising in the West Indies, which otherwise would have lo seek navy yards iurther north for a supply. Tbeu many other vessels will be attracted here lor coal.— Fori Royal Font. L icti Persona!. Miss Irene Russell, of Augusta, is a guest of Mrs. A. H, MoDonell. W. McCulloch, a prominent lumber dealer, and owner oi the tug Iris of Brunswick, Ga., was in the city yesterday. Among the arrivals at the Pulaski House yesterday were Mrs II A Sefden, Mrs A J Swan and son. Goo Townsend, J F Lyon, Geo a Comer, T fi Bagneli, New Y’ork; W K Broderick, Baltimore; A Kemp, Hartford, Conn; W A Wells, Nor wich, Cohn; C W Sweat, Wavcross; CUas Goodyear mid wiie. It D Smith, S M Weld, Boston, Mass. At the Harnett House were AY F Heath, J H Robinson, L W Valentine, M Ray mond, New York; George A Heller and wife. J C Danfoi tli, Chicago; J it McMil lan, Birmingham, Ala.: W W Judson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; C M Sweat, Way cross; ltM Reancy, Augusta; J tl Jacobs and wife, Fort Wayne, Ind.; A J Bod well, G ti Kirltham, Irontou, O; Joan P Gray, H L Hall. Allendale. At the Marshall House were W C Smith, Bartow; J O Lewis, Macon; J W Fort, Cedar Springs, Fla; J H Bobren borg, New Y’ork; D A Beating, Macon; C G Knold, Philadelphia; F A Savage, New Y’ork; J 11 Steed, Atlanta; H Gear aud wife. Charleston; John Lanett, Hampton, S C; James E Corgill, Miss Lille Baker. New Y’ork; F M Johnsen, Chicago; F T Sanford, Evansville, inu; J M Malden, Pueblo, Col; 11 P Julian. Denver, Col. At the Screven House were Isaac C Atkinson, Boston; B Schiff, Dr Theodore Parker and daughter. New York; J R Johnson, J S Kaine, Atlanta; J G Bron sou, Florida: 1 G Mays, Augusta; B M Earle and wife, Providence. R 1; Ike Lavenson, Puiladelpuia; J W Phieleys, Gordonsville; J M Pike, Summerville, 8C; George B Finch and lady, Lynch burg.'Va; G Allen, Beaufort; N T Nor crop. Cleveland, O. The “San Salvador,” St. Augustine. During the past summer the first con crete hotol in St. Augustine was erected by Mrs. G. N. l’apy, the owner. Tbe doors of this structure were thrown open to the public during tho present niontu, and the name given to the establishment was tne “San Salvador.” This mode! hotel is located on North St. George street, the Filth avenue of St. Augustlue. The structure was built by the St. Augustine Improvement Company, and is a stand ing monument ot credit to their enterprise and good judgment it is constructed entirely ol concrete—a combination oi' coquina shell and sand mixed with Port land cement. The building is three sto nes in height, with an imposing tower, which affords a tine view oi the city, both north and south. Mr. l’apy has been intheliotel business over forty years, and is pernaps the old est hotel proprietor in Florida. Through out the establishment one sees good order, excellent tasto displayed in har monious arrangements and surround ings.—.57. Augustine Fress. No trouble to look at D. B. Lester’s 00a. Tea. At Katin’s. Savannah Morning News, Savan naA Weekly Nkws, Rand-McNallv’s Railroad Guide lor February, Puck’s Annual lor 1887, Arkansaw Traveler, Pniladelphla call, Truth-Seeker, Light lor Thinkers, Christian Herald, The Standard (Henry George’s), Florida Times-Union Annual Trade Number, Soutbern Bivouac for February, Life, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Philadel phia Times, Philadelphia Press,Baltimore Sun. Baltimore American, New York Her ald, World. Times, Star, Sun, Tribune, Graphic, Florida Timos-Union, Jackson ville Morning Ncwb, New Orleans Times- Democrat, Macon Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle, Cincinnati Commercial Ga zette, Charleston Nows and Courier, Atlnuta Constitution. Men’s business suits selling for $6 40 at the “Famous,” 140 Congress street, three doors irom the corner ol Whitaker street. Oak, Fine and Light wood, |for sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor and East Broad streets. Telephone 'No. 77. Boys’ knee pants aro selling for 05c. at the "Famous.” 140 Congress street, three (Joor* from IV hitaker street. Y. M. C. A.’S CONCERT. Tho Opening Entertainment in Odd Fellows’ Hall Last Night. The entertainment given by tbe Ladles’ Auxiliary Committee of the Young Men’s Christian Association at Odd Fel lows’ Hall last night was in every way a success. It was the first time the new hall has been seen by the public, and al though it was not crowded there was not seating capacity lor tbe large audlenoe, and many were compelled to stand. The hall, of itself architecturally at tractive, was-handsomely deoorated with Chinese lauterns pendant from the chan deliers. The stage has not yet been built, and a platform was improvised for the occasion. It was the first time that the ball had been used for any public gathering, and tbe singers and those who spoke pronounced It admirably adapted for concert purpose®. Committees of young men from the association assisted the ladies as ushers and iu serving re freshments. Tne concert programme was admirably arranged, aud inoluded some of tbe best musical talent in the city. The opening number was an instrumen tal piano solo, "The Storm,” by Mr. Frank Keilbnob. Mr. Richardson fol lowed with a very effective recitation. Mrs. Wade sang “When,” aud Master Eddie Connor played a seieoted violin solo. A quintette, “Moonlight Dance,” by Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Gustlti, .Miss Gross, and Messrs. Frierson and ileadick com pleted tbe first part of the programme. Misses Gross played an instrumental piano duet, “The Witches Dance,” in opening the second part, and were fol lowed by J£r. T. F. Collins with a charac ter song “Benjamin Bims,” in which he appeared clad as a ghost. Mr. Kine gave a trombone solo and Mr. J. H. Mosber declaimed very effectively “Phil Blood’s Leap,” a story of Western life. The concert ended with a vocal solo, “Ah, So Fair,” by Mr. Salas. Nearly every number on tbe programme was en cored and was repeated. The accompani ments were played by Mr. Frank Kell irnch, Mrs. Gustln and Miss Marie Tynan. After the conoert Rev. J. \V. Rogan an nounced the refreshment programme. Tables were spread on the norm side of the hall, where a regular sup per and lunches were served. The arrangements, in view of tbe fact that the hall is not yet furnished, were very complete. Nearly every one alter the conoert and refreshments, visited the association parlors and reading rooms and gymnasium on the second floor of tbe building, and many were astonished at the association’s success since it was organized less than a year ago. •GeueralSecretary Frater, tbe association committees and tbe ladies’ committee were congratulated upon the success of the entertainment. The ladies will be at the association rooms between 12 and 1 o’clock to-day and will serve a lunch for business men who dine at 0 o’clock. Concurrent Action Necessary. Editor Morning News: When the peo ple of a Territory desire its admission to the Union as a State, does the United States Senate in itself possess the power to admit or reject it, or is concurrent action by the House of Representatives necessary? G. S. . No. Editor Morning News: Did the first session of tne present Congress admit Dakota to Stateship? Please answer through your columns, and oblige, W. HOKSFOGD’S ACID PHOSPHATE Beware of Imitations, Imitations and counterfeits have again appeared. Be sure that the word “Hors ford’s” is on the wrapper. None are genuine without it. The New Record Range, A great success is tne New Record Range. It is a good baker, and being well made, with little ornamentation, it is sold at a very moderate figure. This Stove is so arrauged as to admit of its being easily cleaned, and this is the secret ol its large sales. It is always clear of ashes and works like a charm, and is capable of performing the work ol a larger range. Lovell & Lattimore, Hardware and Stoves. , If you wish to save money get D. B. Lester’s prices. TRY HECK UK'S Graham Farina. Unsurpassed as a Breakfast Dish. For sale by all grocers. G. V. Hkckkr & Cos., Call at 150 St. Julian street and buy one or more of those tine Felt Hats for less than one-half price. “Jaudon ” 100 #2 Washing Machines Free. To introduce them in Savannah. If you want one send at once to Monarch Laun dry Works, 89 Randolph street, Chicago, 111. California Fruits reduced at D. B. Les ter’s. Polo caps are selling for iOo. at the “Famous,” 140 Congress street, three doors from the corner of Whitaker street. Oak, Pine and Lightwood For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor aud East Broad streets. Telephone No 77. Bovs’ kuee pants are selling for 65c. at the “Famous,” 140 Congress street, three doors from Whitaker street. Mitchell House, Thoraasville, Ga, Tbe perfection of climate for a health and pleasure resort. Table appointments and service equal to any Northern hotel. Best Hams, 13c. per pound, at D. B. Lester’s. Overcoats at your own price, to close out, at the "Famous,” 140 Congress street, tbiee doors from the corner ot Whitaker street. Any house who will misrepresent their place as being the “Famous” will their goods, and in order will have to sell you shoddy goodsfWfcring their price in the low level we sell our own manufactured goods clothing at. ICighteen-doilar suits selling for sl4 40 at the “Famous,” 140 Congress street, three doors from the corner of YV hitaker. I’olo caps are selling for 100. at the “Famous,” 140 Congress street, three doors from the corner of Whitaker street,. READ AND PROFIT. What Mr. George N. Nichols Thinks of Our Kerosene Heaters. Messrs. Jas. S. Silva tfc Son: Dkar Sirs—The kerosene heating stove bought ot you works splendidly. It Keeps ray bath room comfortably warm in tbe coldest weather. There Is no smell from it whatever, and I consfifer It a per fect thing. George. N. Nichols, Printer and Binder. Savannah, Jan. 22, 1887. We have just recolved another ship ment of these stoves and will ho now able to till all orders, tbe demand being so great we were unable to do so before. Tbls make of heater is sold only by us. , Jas. 8. sii.va A Son, Crockery and Glassware, 149 Broughton street. Satan a JS<m:!sr. j ftOriy W f ROYAL JSWfIJ Vfc HI mmm Absolutely Pure. This powder never vanes. a a r vel o' purity, strength and wholesomenose. jlors eeonomical tuuntbo ordinary kinds, and can not be sold in competition with the multitude of low teat, short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. Royal Baziko Powdkk Cos. loti Wall street. New York. Sliiur*. Cotton Plant AND Hands*Bates. Iron King, Southern Girl And Farmer’s Friend COOKING STOVES Are the Best and Most Popular. LOWEST PRICES John A. Douglass & Cos., 161 Broughton St., Savannah. - - Ga. DUtitai. The universal demand for a Pleasant and Effective Lax ative, Gentle in its Action, and Truly Beneficial in Effect, led to the production of the now Famous Liquid Fruit Remedy, STROP OF FIGS, Which has given such general satisfaction that it has become the most popular family remedy of the age. It 19 the most easily taken and the most pleasantly effective remedy known to euro Habitual Constipa tion. indigestion, etc., aud to cleanse the system when Bilious or Costive. . MANUFACTURED ONLY BY THE California Fig Syrup Cos., SAN FRANCISCO., CAL. For ss’e by all the leading druggists of tiie United States, in 60c. and II bottles, UPPMAN BROS. Wholesale Agents at Savannah, Ga. (Ene Oilaooeo. • Have won the admiration of every Spectacle wearer who has used them. They stand un rivaled in their spletdid reputation. Our testimonials nro from Governors. Senators, Legislators, and from the most distinguished men in all branches of science, who have had tlipirsight improved by their .use. AH ever fitted and lit guaranteed by OSCEOLA BUT- I,Kit, Savannah, Ga.; A. K. Hawkes, At lanta, and Austin, Tex. ffOitl. C O Ala! Scotch House Coal for par ldr grates, from Glasgow, Scotland. Price reasonable. Dixon & (Murphy, Office 6 Drayton. Telephone 68. Prirlio. BRICKS! Common aud Pressed, of best quality, can be furnished promptly at lowest prices in any quantities. Three to five million stock always on hand. ADDRESS Bondurant, J opting & Cos., AUGUSTA. GA. jjiuitoo atrt> ©rfiano. IN THE PIANO AND ORGAN BUSINESS Yes, we are doing a little something in it. How much ‘1 Well, we can convince you if you would like to know, that we are doing enough to en-j title us to your careful atten tion should you contemplate purchasing an Instrument. It is no new business with us, nor have we any new or un< known or untried makes of Instruments to offer you.’ Right in your midst, for 17 years past, we have sold PH anos aud Organs. Have sold you Instruments which you have liked so well that youl have recommended our gooda to your friends until our bush neSfe has grown and spread out over the section of the country known as the Entire South. This enables us to sell a great many Instruments} also enables us to purchase Instruments in such quanti ties that the manufacturers whom we represent are glad to figure down very dose ta actual cost. And this enables us to sell you Pianos and Organs lower than any other House in the South can sell you. And right here wc want to remind you that you can buy a Piano or Organ of us on very easy terms. Bat please bear ir, mind that we sell at oue price to all; that your neighbor, yourself and the party in Texas, or any other section of our territory,buys at one and the same price. We also sell Musical Mer chandise, Sheet Music, Music Books, Artists’ Material, Fan cy Goods and Stationery, You will find everything ex actly as represented. Honest goods and honest prices. II you cannot come and see us write, and we will send you lull particulars. Ludden & Bates SOUTHERN Music House. ■. ' - • s tSvottttto CM Ml. Bartlett Pears, Egg Plums, White Cherries* Greengages, Pine Apples, Peaches,-Etc.,Etc. Try our Rio Coffees, Try our Java Coffees, Try our Mocha Coffees, Buy our Teas. Best Qualities awl Best Valia. STRAUSS BROS., 22 and 22a Barnard St. gtvohrvo. Wk,l. Williams. w. cimmino WM.T. WILLIAMS & CO., BROKERS. ORDERS EXECUTED on the New York Chicago aud Liverpool Exchanges. 19 COMMERCIAL BUILDING, A. L. lIARTIUDUE, SECURITY BROKER. I>Ut S mu.l Hulls on commission nil classes ol f Slocks ami Bonds. Negotiates loans on marketable securities. New York quotations furnished by private ticker every llfte n minutes, MAJ. M. K. MARKS. .IAMKS HI’NTKD | Established 1867.1 MARKS & HtNTKIi, REAL ESTATE BROKERS, ORLANDO. ORANGE COUNTY, FLA. Post Ollfce Box Ml. ALL CLANKED of Real Kistato bought and sold on commission. Prompt attention to all business guar n ntMi.