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THEY WAS f TO PAItADE. salvation Soldiers Ask rennissiou lo Go in line St reels. A delegation of tbe Salvation Army, beaded by Col. Light, called on Mayor Lester yesterday to get permission to pa fade through the streets. A special meeting of Council was being held, and an appointment was made for to-dav. Col. Light stated lo a reporter that he fears tbe public has got a wrong impres sion about tbe Army. “We do not create riots,” said be. “Our mission is one of peace, and we seek to take away out of tbe hearts of men that which tends to make dis order. 1 understand that there was a band of Holiness Evangelists here a tew weeks ago, a dthat their open-air meet ings were ttended with disorder. We liave no connection with those people at all. We want to march through the streets because in that way we can reach a larger number of people and attract more to our meetings. The time of march ing is usually between 7 and 8 o’clock at night, and as soon as it is over we go to our place of meeting. “Sometimes we stop for a lew minutes and have a prayer or a song, hut we al ways avoid obstructing the streets, for we know better than that, and know that would be a nuisance. 1 learn that, mins trel companies, military companies and gutter bands are allowed to parade in the streets of Savannah, and 1 oau assure you we like to si e good order as well as any ol those. A minstrel company is always .followed by a big crowd. What do we do if the crowd gets disorderly on the street? Why, we move on, as the policemeu say, and go back to our ball.” “Augusta and Atlanta and all of the cities in the South bare cbeerlully given us permission to march through the streets. Savannah has an ordinance, 1 am told, authorizing the Mayor to pro hibit any parade or anything 01 the hind tv hich will create excitement. K we do not cause disorder it cannot be against tre law lor us tomareh. It is certainly a right to which weareentitled. We want \U> draw everybody we can to our meet ings. Twelve, i think It was, of our • Army were arrested in Williamsport, [Pa., for parading. We tested the law, [and the courts decided that we had a right [to march. We had a good case to sun lor [damages for false imprisonment, but all E we wanted was to get to parade and carry [our point, which we did.” * Last night the Army held another crowded meeting and had several profes sions, raising the total number to about seventy-dye. A meeting lor children is held every Saturday afternoon. THE lOUM Y’S HOADS. New Highways Proposed by the County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday at which Commissioners Walker, Estill and Dor sett, were present. Dr. L. A. Falligant and Messrs. George Dieter and Herniau W. Struck wire an pointed a committee to lay out and define the extension of Anderson street east ward to the Thunderbolt road, and the Clerk was instructed to give the legal no tice by advertising. Commissioners Estill, Casey and Dor sett were appointed a committee to meet Aldermen Schwarz, Bogart and Mills, a committee of the City Council, to discuss some proposed special bills affecting the city and county to be presented to the Legislature. Some important matters connected with the early completion of the new jail were discussed, and action was deferred un til the arrival of the architect. The following, offered by Commissioner Estill, was adopted. Ordered, That the County Engineer bo directed to make a survey for the purpose oS ascertaining the feasibility of extending the Springfield road ((iwinntli street) for a dis tance of about three nines west of its present terminus, and submit with the same the names of the owners of property on the line of said proposed extension. Ordered further. That the engineer make a survey looking to the exteusioa of a mad from Bay street extended through the Vale Royal and other properties to the Augusta road. Ordered further, That the engineer ascer tain what public roads exist in the above named localities, and if any of them have been closed up and if so by whom. CATCHING TKIUtAPIN. Flshinjt Out of Heasuu Kapiiily De stroying the Supply. Great numbers of terrapin are taken every year along the Georgia coast, anil the industry within the past few years has become very profitable. The law In this State permits the catching of terra pin between May 1 and Sept. 1. The fisher men begin gathering the reptiles as soon as the warm weather sets in and lake them during the entire laying seasou, by which the supply is being rapidly destroyed. Dr. L. A. Falligani, who lias given tlie matter considerable attention, says that ibectosedseason ought to be be tween March 1 and July 15, during which time all terrapin iishiug ought to be prohibited and the law strictly enforced. By the middle of July the laying season is about over. Dr. Falligant’s idea is that severe penalties should be attached to a violation of the law, and that persons having in then possession more than one and zen terra pin—a few being caught when crawling along the river banks bv residents for home use—should be punished. The ex tent to which tne present existing law is being violated suggests a vigorous effort to secure Its enforcement and the pas sage of anew law or a largo and profit able eoast industry will be speedily de stroyed. THHOUGH THU CITY. Items Gathered Hero and There by tlie News Hi-porters. The JLaKoche-Maussoatix suit 'for $1,500 commissions was concluded in the City Court yesterday, the plaintiffs on. twining a verdict forsooo. City Treasurer Hardee lias given no tice that the following city taxes are now due lor the first quarter of lbtfT: Stock in trade, real estate, furtiiune, money, bonds, etc. A discount, of 10 per cent, will be allowed o.i the above taxes tl paid before April 15. The ladies of the Independent I’resby terian Sunday school belli a bag. apron arid refreshment bazar a i tue chapel last night. The tables were covered w ith bags anil aprons, no two alike. BOOM were hand aotoely embroidered and brought good prices. The weather was unfavorable mid kept many away, but notwithslaudiug that a good sum was realized. James Ferguson, a diver, won a libel fcuitin the United States District Court against the steamship Benevolent, and wus awarded SOS by Judge Speer yester day. Ferguson claimed that he was en gaged by the ship's Caotaln last Novem ber to dive and try to find a bole in the Benevolent’s bottom. Bo tried eoveial times, but fulled, and afterward anotner diver found tbo leak. The Captain then declined to pny Ferguson. The amount naked for in the libel whs SIOO. < harlsaton Uoourranrrs, Charleston Is to have anew police sta- Uon at King and Hudson streets, Hiber nian Hall Is to be made a temporary head, ■tiiurtera until the new station house is built. The Klilott Honloty of Science anil Al t Charleston Is at tidying tbo phenomena yjf earthquake*. 'J ho eueioly is collect. Ami date about the Charleston ’quak .and for personal rsmlni*" ti.uu and oi the pbcnoiucuu. HAD DAY POTt POOLS. Practical Jokers Have a Roush Time of It Out of Doors, “An April Hood carries away the frog and bis brood” is au old saying. April came in this year with a hurrah, and If there is any of the frog species lo!t they will have a rough time of it. The weather yesterday was anything but springlike. Proverbial wisdom, on the whole, however, takes a very kindly view ol tbe ilower-producing month. It even as. sel ls ttial "A cold April the barn will fill,” and “April showers make May flowers.” Nor is there any barm in wind: “When April blows Ids horn ll’s good lor both hay and corn,” Tbe poets have had a good deal to sav at> ut April, built is pretty sale to con clude that it was. not said on such days as yesterday. A cold, disagreeable ralu fell during the most of the day. The smart jokers who never tire ot nailing nickels to the sidewalks and perching in the windows to soe the un warned pedestrian muddy his lingers trying to pick it up and finally give it up because the nickel is nailed fast, didn’t have as much fun as they usually imagine they £lo on April fools’ day. There were not many people on the streets and those that were did not stop to botner with any First oi April nonsense. The youngsters at home had their usual amount of innocent fun though, and cot ton stuffed biscuits and soap caramels were eaten with the usual relish by the unsuspicious victims who didn’t know better. Empty pooket-booics lying in Iront ol screened stoops with a small boy at the other end ol a string, and innocent looking packages with a brick Inside dropped on the street crossings for passers to pick up and car ry tenderly home were all over the city. The hirst of April, ot all days in the year, enjoy* a character of its own lor practical joking and probably always will. The out-of-door jokers had a hard time ol it though yesterday. THE GRADING FINISHED. Tlie Tybee Railroad to Be in Opera tion by the Middle oi May. Yesterday was the time fixed in the contract for the completion of the rail road to Tybee, but ior the past month those w ho have been conversant with the progress of thu work have been aware of tne fact that more time would be re quired. This delay is owing to unexpected obstacles encountered in the work through the marshlands below the city, caused mainly by the difficulty in keeping up a sufficient iorce of men to do the grading. The grading of the entire line, however, was about finished yesterday, and rails were laid io Fort Bartow. It Is expected that by the end of next week construction trains will run to August ine creek. The irou bridge at that point will be ready in two weeks, when work will begin on the bridge across Lazaretto creek. While that work is be ing done the rails will be put down on Tybee and McQueen islands. At a meeting of the board of directors held yesterday aiteruoon, at which Messrs, l’urse, Hamilton, Myers, Row land, Bluti, McDonough and Es ill were present, Mr. lnneas, the contractor, made a satisfactory explanation as to the causes of the delay in the completion of the road, and stated that if there were no unforeseen delays it would be completed to the island between May 1 and May 15, which will be the usual time the season opens. Tne new locomotives are on the wav, and the cars will be ready before the road is completed. I'ho directors and the con tractor are determined to leave nothing undone to get the road ready to accom modate these who desire to speed the summer at Tybee. ANO HI Ell NEW It lHi HOAI). Talk of Reviving tlio Atlanta Air Liue's Charter. There is a decided stir in railroad mat ters in this city and It is very freely sta. ted that the prospect of one or more rail roads from Savannah to the interior is a certainty. There are in addition to the charters of the Savannah, Dublin and Western to Macon, and the Savannah and Western to Eastman or some other point on the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad several other unex pired charters of railroads, among them thu Savaiiaab and Atlanta Air Line. It is not known who controls the latter ouarter, but it is stated that it was sold some years ago to parties in this city then interested in the Central railroad. It is not beyond the probabilities that under that charter or some other there is ayrospectof a road being built in which there will be a large amount ofSavunnah capital invested. There is plenty ol money in the city seeking investment, and all that is needed, it is said, to get it ior anew railroad is lor the right men to take the lead. it is very apparent from what is going on that there am two distinct sets of men interested in building railroads out of Savannah, and it everything goes right with them there will be two railroads built. CAUGHT IN AUGU-TA. Mr. G. XV. Van Fossen Arrested and to be Drought to Savannah, Mr. G. W. Van Fossen, who left the city hastily Thursday night, was arrested upon the arrival of the train at Augusta yesterday morning. It was thought that h<> would try to compromise the matter by retrauslernng to the young engineers the claims against the Savannah, Dublin and Western railway, wnicb he is charged with haviug fraudulently obtained. The mailer was not settled, however, aud Constable Lewis End res left for Augusta last night carrying a w arrant for Mr, Van Fossen. Central Kallriiad C'hsugt'S. Mr. K. M. Fonda, Superintendent, of the Georgia Central’s main atom, took charge yesterday, with headquarters in Savan nah. His division includes the line Irotn Savannah to Atlanta, tne Savannah, Griflin and North Alabama, the Upson County, anil the MilleUgeville and Eaton ton railroads. Mr. W. H. AlcCllntock assumed charge as Superintendent ol the Columbus and Western division, with headquarters at Columbus. His division Includes the Mobile and Girard and the Columbus and Home. Mr. XV. XV. Starr, the Superintendent of the South Carolina division, with head quarters at Augusta, hat charge ot the Augusta and Savannah ( Milieu to Au gusta), the Fort Koval and Augusta, Hio Augusta and Knoxville, the Green wood, Laurens and Spartanburg, tho Savannau Valley, and the Greenwood aud Laurens roads. Htrni|ilila Win* Again. Memphis, April I.—ln the secoodgaine oftheeeiies being played by Memphis and Nashville for the championship of Tennessee, Memphis defeated the visitors by a score of 1J to I. small-I'ox. A mem her of my family was taken down with the Small-pox. 1 immediately com menced to use Darbys Fiophvlactic Fluid. It kept tbo Htmosphetc of the room pure and truth. The patient was gr< ally relieved, aud never lor a undnent delirious; was not pitted, anil was about llio house In three Weeks, anl no others luid \\."~.hutus IF. Ptirloiiioii, Ed, •* y, , Caterer,” I’hiiudrtphin, ]‘.i. Mr. James 11. liojgos has sold uu fine pair ol bay horse* to Dr. t otsou SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. ARRTDWBW. lIIELAND’S AMERICAN SONS. Preparations for an Am i-f'oeroion Meeting to be Held in Savannah. Tbe Savannah Branch of tbe Irish Na tional League met last night at Catholic Library Hall lo consider the holding of an auti-coeroion meeting tor tbe purpose of protesting against the coercion bill now belore the British Parliament and to encourage Parnell and Gladstone in their efforts to defeat, it and obtain home rule (or Lrolaml. The bill, in me eves of Irish -111 ni, is tbe modi extreme and atrocious ore- ever proposed. I’. I. O'Connor, Esq., President of tbe National League in savannah, presided, A communication was read Horn Presi dent Fltzjorald, of the National Execu tive Board, protesting against the threat ened withdrawal of the right 01 jury Iroin the people of Ireland, and condemnatory of the proposed measures of tbe English government. An appeal from John K. Armstrong, of in. Georgia member of the National Cornmitteeof tne Irish National League of America, to Irishmen iu Geor gia, urging them to rally and give ex pression to their views 011 the threatened measure was also read. In his letter Mr. Armstrong charged that the malignant and stupid lory government, of England is at present engaged in an effort to carry through Parliament anew coercion bill tor Ireland—the 87th since the act of Uniou. Mr. Parnell describee it as tbe “most stringent and tyrannical” ever proposed, declares that it is “uncalled for by the slate of the country,” and appeals “to the American people for that sympa thy and support which they have never withhold from a people struggling for liberty.” “The bill,” Mr. Armstrong goes on to say, “proposes to deliver the people or Ireland, bound hand and foot, over to the enemies against whom they have been struggling so maniully and effectively tor the past seven years. T here is a clause iu the bill providing ibat iu special cases persons charged with offenses under it may be re moved to England and tried there. This Is going back to old times and old methods with a ven geance—moving the last quarter of the nineteenth century back to the bitter days when they carried Oliver Plunket to England, and, having convicted him on suborned testimony, had him banged, disemboweled and" quartered. I earnestly nope that every city and town in Georgia will hold public meetings to express the sentiment of tbe people on this latest and greatest outrage and in sult offered to liberty, and to strengthen the bands of Parnell and Gladstone in tbeir efforts to defeat this nefarious meas ure and obtain home rule lor Ireland. In tnose cities wdere branches of the National League are in existence the officers are requested to take immediate steps to elicit public opinion on these points, and follow the matter up by making arrangements to render material support. In the cities and towns wnere no organization exists 1 trust enough Iriends ot Ireland and of liberty will be found who will take the matter in hand, so that the great State of Georgia, from the mountains to the sea, may speak out on behalf of a people who have suffered and sacrificed as much for principle as any other upon the faoeor the earth,” The reading of the letter by Secretary O’Donovau was followed by demonstra tions of applause. Tbe date of tbe meet ing to be held in Savannah was left in the hands of a committee. Dr. .1. G. Armstrong, of Atlanta, was unanimously elected an honorary member ol the leagueaudmade a stirring speech in winch he vigorously condemned tbe threatened coercive measures of the Eng lish government. At its conclusion Mr. Luke Carson, who was sitting near, turned to Dr. Armstrong and asked: “Doctor, are you not now in the lile in surance business?” “Iain,” replied tne doctor. “For how much then would you Insure the life 01 Balfour, the present so-called Secretary for Ireland?” “My company does not insure dead men,” was the quick rejoinder, and it was received with great applause. The meeting throughout was harmoni ous and enthusiastic. Ten new members were elected, and the Savannah branch of the ieague now has a membership of very nearly two hundred. A SIGNATUKE WANTED. V Georgian More Famous Abroad Titan At Home. Wilmington Island, Near Savan nah, March 29. —Editor Morning Mews: Prof. Samuel 11. Scudder, of Cambridge, Muss., requests mo to procure, if possi ble, the autographic signature of old John Abbot, of Georgia, to accompany his por trait in the former’s forthcoming work on “The Butterflies of New England.” The professor procured a copy of the original portrait of Abbot (painted by himself ) from the British Museum. Abbot became celebrated among entomologists not onlv throue.il bis studies and observations, but through the wonderfully exact and beau tiful colored plates ot the Lepidoptera ot Georgia and their food plants which he executed for my father and others. 1 have heard my fatoer sneak ot him oiten, but do not remember ever having heard in what pari ol the State he resided, but believe he was a school-teacher and was alive about ISiSO. The lact of his portrait being preserved in the British Museum is evidence of his having been a man of sufficient note to enlist your 00-operatiou in the quest 1 have thus far made in vain, aud 1 write this communication in toe hope it may meet the eye of a descendant, or of some one else w ho, for the sake of Georgia his tory, will assist us. Georgia papers please copy. A. (Jkmler. La Vendetta Italians, Private retaliation for murder com mitted will soon couie into practice here il a stop is not put t ) the habit ot resort ing to lethal weapons on slight provoca tion. Two men disagree-and imme diately kuiveH or pistols are drawn, and someone, perhaps an inoffensive looker on or passer-by, is wounded or killed. The law is plain: No man has a right to take the life, even of an assailant, until lie has retreated as far as he may, and the placing ol iumsell voluntarily fu a po sition from which there is no retreat Is not justified. And drunkenness should be no plea, nor natuml hastiness ol tem per admitted to iuterlere with the panalty. An accident resulting from tbo perform ance of an unlawful act is rightly con sidered no mitigation of a crime, but our juries are williug to pardon in some casus where malicious Inteut is too plain to be doubted. We uave societies tor tbo sup pression ol cruelty to animals. Can’t we have one to raise funds to prosecute to the idtter end every case oi a resort to lethal weapons, even when no evil results? A pocket-knife can inflict a fatal wound, anil carrying one cannot be pro hibited, but the mere drawing ot pistol, dirk, large kniteor razor should bring one under charge of carrying concealed weapons. Fiat justitia ruat cieluni is the only safeguard to Society, lidtull h \\m)l We wish every one to understand that our business is both retail and whole sale. Many seem to suppose that we give more intention to the join dug trade,and are tnerelore Indifferent to tnu retail. Tin* is not no; each department is carelully !< lied alter, ami persons purchasing Hardware, (Stoves ami House Furnishing Goods iii u small wav will receive the aatne spseial attention as la given in un exclusive retail establishment. 1-ovoll A i.alllniore. Hardware, Stove* uud House Furnishing Goods at retail und wholesale. GENERAL RAILWAY NEWS. Matters of Money anil Management About Various Lines. Carrollton, less than three months ago, raised s.*>o,ooo as a subscription to the Rome aud Carrollton railroad. 't he Marietta anil North Georgia rail road. which is now s narrow gauge, is to be changed immediately to the stand ard gauge, and will be extended to Knoxville, Tenn. The Wrigbtsvillo and Tennille Tele graph Company. W. B. Thomas. Presi dent, and F. W. Kdwardv, Manager, has completed its line irom Tennille to Dub- Bn. Offices have been established at Tennille, HarrlsoD, Wi ightsville, Bruton aDd Dublin. Joseph M. Brown, General Freight and Passenger Agent of the Western and Atlantic railway, is of the opinion that freight rates as a whole will be advanced under the new law. Local rates may be lower, he says, but through rates will be much higher. A rumor has been going the rounds to the effect that Mr. Cecil Gabbett, General Manager of the Western railroad, will have ins jurisdiction extended and his headquarters changed to Atlanta. Mr. Gabbett savs that if such is the case he knows nothing about it. At a meeting of the directors or the An niston and Cincinnati railroad, held Wednesday, the following officers were elected: A. L. Tyler, President; Samuel Noble. Vice President: D. T. Parker, Treasurer; H. L. Wright, Secretary; C. C. Wrenshaw, Chief Engineer. Work on the road has begun in earnest. The Postmaster General has issued a circular to the officials of the railway mail service, embodying the decision of Attorney General Garland, which main tains that the officials can receive trans portation from the railroad companies, while in discharge oi their duties, with out violation of the interstate commerce law. The organization of the Georgia Im provement Company, which has under taken the construction of the Atlanta aud Hawkinsville road, was perfected. The following officers were elected: H. T. Inman, President; C. A. Collier, Vice President; J. K. Brunner, Secretary; Robert J, Lowrv, Treasurer; H. C. Harris, General Manager. The Marietta and North Georgia rail road has just received 000 tons fffty-six- Dounil rails, and will immediately com mence laving track from the Georgia line to Murphy, N.C., which will take hut a few weeks, as the roadbed is all ready for the rails. There is some talk of the road being made into a standard gauge, and being pushed on as far as Knoxville, Teun. Tbe surveying corps of the Georgia, Carolina and Northern road have been below Elberton about two weeks. They have been rnnkiug very careful surveys of several different routes out from Savan mih river toward Elberton, and aro about completing their final survey. The people of Elberton are taking great interest in this road, and will render all financial assistance in their power when the proper time arrives. Several thousand dollars have been subscribed in Elberton to the Georgia, Carolina and Northern railroad, and the lists are gradually swelling. Next Tues day the people of Elberton and Eibert county are to decide what they will do in the way of a subscription. The directors oi the road will meet in Athens on April 7, when, in all prob ability, tbe location ol the routs will be decided upon. The contracts for building the Romo and Carrollton roads are to be let atonce. It is proposed to build in sections about 140 miles of standard gauge road, and eight iron bridges from Chattanooga, Tenn., southward, through the counties of Walker, Chattooga, Floyd, Polk, Har alson and Carroll. The road will be laid with sixty-pound steel rails, which is heavier than the rails on any Southern road, fifty-six being the standard. A meeting of the oitizens of Gwinnett county interested in the route of the Georgia, Carolina and Northern railroad, by Jug Tavern and Lawrenoeville, has been called at Lawrenceville Tuesday, April 5, to take into consideration the granting of a right of way and raisiug a subscription for Gwinnett county to the capital stock of the company, and the ap pointment of delegates to the stockhold ers’ convention, which will assemble in Athens on April 7. The Georgia, Carolina and Northern has been engaged for some time in mak ing a survey through Walton, Gwiunett and DeKalb counties, with the view oi running a i air line trom Athens to At lanta. This is perhaps the shortest line between those points, but the rouie has been found a very expensive one and al most impracticable, taking into consid eration the business which would natur ally flow to anew road between the Geor gia and the Air Liue. The enormous expense necessary to grade a road from the Yellow river beyond Stone Mountain has caused the company to look to other routes as more practicable, because it gave a better route and one more easily and cheaply constructed. Loci Personal. Capt. Henry Blun returned yesterday from New Y> rk by steamer. Ho reports the weuther North about as disagreeable as it well could be, but says tho voyage going and coming was very pleasant. Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. Clark Howell, of Atlanta, and Miss Harriet G. Barrett, daughter of W. H. Barrett, of Augusta, at St. Paul’s church, in that citv, Saturday evening, April 9. Among the arrivals nt the I’ulaski House yesterday were K W Bond and wife, Miss Anna Dakin, Miss Ellie Dakin, Miss Emily Dakin, Miss Celia Merrian, Springfield, Mass; Miss Alice Eldridge, Miss E E Eldriuge, Norfolk, Conn; Horace Moody and wife, Yonkers, NY; S W Barnes and family, Canaan, Conn; Dr E Nayle and wile, St Augus tine, Fla; Mrs M S Good. Miss E L (food, \V 11 Good, Brooklyn, N Y; U N Linus, Montreal, (Quebec. At the Screven House were Mr and Mrs James i’yle, E Beadel. New York; A Cox, Jr, E A Kirke, Jr, Philadelphia; J S Baxley, Columbus; Goorge J Magee aud wile, New York; L II Bond, Louis, ville, ivy; L D Hargrove, Charlotte, NC; K H Adams, Gastonia, N C; Mrs H C Stuart, Mrs N E McGee, Mrs 11 E Hunt, Urennticld, Conn; C W Hicks. Virginia; WT Jordan Louisville, Ivy; 1’ L Tiers, Now York; W Strauss, Cincinnati; W H Sharp, Atlanta. At the Harnett House were W O Sum merlin, Darien; BA Allen, Waltbour ville, Ga; J A Carr, New York; G A Cricbet, Lakeland, Fla; J W Hyland, St Augustine, Fla; L H Aldrich, Blooming ton, 111; W FGray, J K Trottey, Nash, ville, Tenn; A G Baker, C E ’Hunter, Beaver Falls, J’a; W C Ogden <fc wife, Portland, Me; Jonn Orcutt, S Ainsworth, S F Brown ana wife, Boston; P J Mur ray, Norfolk, Va; P M Auams, Georgia. At the Marshall House were 1C B llicks, Philadelphia; DrP.M Kyiin, Fort White, Kia;W F Harman, George If Hack, M C Mints and wife, Danville, Va; Wilson S Swain, Cnicago; W K Lundy, Richmond, Va; L 51 Hughes,Cleveland, Fla: II if Little und wife, Cleveland. O; l> F Big nay and wife, Cincinnati: T ff Hetman, Atlanta; J B Green, Philadelphia; Frank fluster, Now York; T K Owens, Baxley. II m lit ft llntf. Concerning a popular uoiel in Savan nah. Gu., the Florida Tliiies-Unlou says; “We note from the hotel arrival* as pub lished hi tne Nuvannuli papers, that the Harnett House still leads all tho other j hotels in the city. In lact they have as many as the others combined. There is agood iiisiallmealol Floridians always legistcred there.” PLANETS POK Ai’illU Aspects of the Heavenly Bodies Bur ins- the Mouth of Showers. Jupiter will be morning star until the 21st, and after that time evening star. The opposition of Jupiter is a gala day tor terrestrial observers, for it is the time when he lakes on hie most superb aspect, the time when astronomers hope, by un tiring assiduity, to wrest Irom his un willing grasp some ol the secrets of his physical condition. This privilege may be enjoyed on the 21st, not only at the time ol opposition, bat during ill* whole month, ior Jupiter is the most brilliant star in the celestial vault, with one ex ception, irom the commencement ol April to its close. Venus is evening star. She will not reach her period ol greatest brilliancy until the loth of August. Saturn is evening star. He forms the third member ot the planetary trio, and although not as brilliant as Jupiter and Venus, unites with them in adorniug the starlit sky oi April. On the stb, at 8 o’clock in the evening, Saturn is in quad rature on the sun’s eastern side, lie is then on the meridian of sunset, and makes a tine appearance as soon as it is dark enough lor the stars to come out, as he hangs high in the sky south of the twin stars. Castor and Pollux. Mercury is morning star throughout the month. On the 17th this swill traveler among the stars reaches his greatest wes tern elongation, being 27 degs. 21) mum. west ot the sun, or nearly at ius maximum distance. He is visible then and lor a lew days bolore and alter as morning star. Although at nearly his greatest distance, he Is so far south of the sun that it will be difficult to Bud him, and no blight star in the neighborhood serves as a guide to point him out. At elongatiou he is 12 degs. south ol the sun, and rises only three quarters of au hour before him. Mars is evening star until the24tu, and then becomes morning star. His hitherto monotonous course is diversilied with an event. On the 24ib, at 6 o’clock in the eveniug, he is in conjunction with the sun. His long career as evening star s ended, and, passing to the sun's western side, he commences his course as morn ing star. Ho will be of little account during the present year, not becoming visible till October, but in 1888 his turn will come to be o! consequence, for his opposition will then occur, aud there will be a chance to study his canals aud his moons. Uranus is evening star. He continues in a lavorable position ior observation, pursuing his retrograde course, so that bn the 24th he is in conjunction with the beautiful double star, Gamma Virginia, passing 2 degs. south. The conjunction will afford an excellent opportunity of seeing Uranus with the naked eye or an opera glass. Neptune is evening star. On the 15th he is in conjunction wdih Venus, as al ready referred to. At the close of the month Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Venus and Neptune are evening stars; Mercury and Mars are morning stars. The April moon fulls on the Bth at Oh. 39m. a. in. It is toe most important moon of all the year, for it is the hist full moon alter the vernal equinox, and de termines when Easter shall fall. Easter Sunday in turn is the pivot on which hang all the movable leasts and lasts of the church. The sun is now well established on this side of the equator, and his northern de clination increases every dar, as well as his star above the horizon and the power of his rays. The sun rises on the Ist at sb. 29m. a. m. ami sets at Oh. lira. p. m., making the day’s length 12h. 42m. On she 30th the sun rises at 4b. 43m. a. m. and sets at Ob. 43m. p. m., making the day’s length 14b. There is, therefore, an increase oi lb. 18m. in the day’s length during the month. On the loth the day Isdivided into twoequal parts; the morn ing and evening are exactly of the same length; the mean noon and the apparent noou coincide. The sun’s declination in creases rapidly. On the Ist his decima tion is 4 degs. 37 nuns, north. On the 30th it is 14 degs. 50 mins, north, showing that the sun’s progress northward during the month is 10 degs. 13 mins. —Providence Journal EQUIP THE BOATS QUICK. The Steamers Intended for the Sa vannah Kiver. From the A ngusta (Ga.) Chronicle. The real importance of the savannah river to Augusta, especially to the manu facturing interest, is to he forcibly pre sented now, and the milltnen are called upon to give their careful consideration to the matter. Freight rates on cotton goodß out from Augusta, which have been put in the sixth class, have been 37c. per 100 out ward and 9(ic. per 100 inward. This regu lation w as arranged so as to permit South ern mills to compete with Northern manu facturers. But quite a change Is to come about, and Southern manufactures are not to have such plain sailing hereafter. Under theslipulationsof the interstate commerce hill, preventing discrimination, cotton goods are taken from the sixth class ami put in the tourth-dass for car-load lots, and the third-class for less lots, with rates at 58c. per hundred ami 650. per hundred respectively. Northern goods, which formerly ranked first-class, are to be classified third and fourth also, and the mauutacHirers will be on the same tooting so tar as rates arc con cerned. But wherein the Savannah river is con cerned Judge Cooley, the ablest mind probably on the commission appointed under the interstate commerce bill, s.ys, alluding to railroads which come in com petition with river lines, that the com mission is authorized to make special rates in cases wnere it finds water com petition materially affects the through traffic of railroads, ana very strongly in timates that the commission will make such rates in behali of railroads com peting with Ohio and Mississippi river transportation. Now suen a ruling is very probable, and Augusta would be benefited thereby. Buthow? by placing the rail lines in diieot competition with river trans portation. Build and equip the river line of steamers. The .Manufacturer*’ Asso ciation is now directly interested in this matter and should give the steamboat association unstinted support. They should put SI6,(XH) or $20,000 in the enter prise and make our river transportation something which would command the attention of the commissioners. Then it' a ruling Is made in behaltof the Ohio and Mississippi pool, this locality will come under iis provisions and partake of the benefits accruing. It may not out of place to state that there is but SI,BOO now necessary to siart the steamboat enterprise, but would it not be advisable to increase the number of boats—to have the enterprise become lamer than originally intend*d? To profit by such a decision by the commis sion would not be the only advantage. We would havo all water transportation for our (mights, and would be indepen dent of railroads in every way. “Knuich ou Dirt.” Ask for “Hough on Dirt;” a perlect washing powder found at last! A harm less, extra line At article, pure and clean, sweetens, freshens, bleucin sand wbltens without slightest injury to finest fabric, Unequalled for line linens ami luces, general household, kitchen and laundry use. Softens water, saves labor ami soap. Adilul lostnieh prey nts yel lowing. 6e., 10c., 26c. at Grocer*. Dunlap’s new Spring Hals. LaFar’s new store, 2tt Bull street. The best 26c, Hulf Huso at La Far’s new •lore, 20 Bull street. AT THE CHURCHES. Programme of Services for April’s First s>unday. Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. W. S. Bowman, I>. i>.. pastor. —Divine service to-morrow at 11 a. m. and Bp. m., and on Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p. in. Ou Good Friday at 11 a. m. Applicants for confirmation and church membership will meet with tue Church Council at 9:30 a. m. Sabbath school at 3:30 p. m. All are invited. Trinity MethodistChurcb.Teirair square between York and President, Rev. Thomas T. Christian, pastor. —Prayer and gospel meeting .10a. m. Sunday. Sermon and sacramentol the Lord’s supper 11 a. m. Service at Bp. in. by the pastor. Sunday school (Trinity) 4:30 p. in; Or. A. White, Superintendent. Marvin, 9:30 a. in.; C. P. Miller, Superintendent. Schol ars, teachers and visitors w ill please re member the service of song at Triu ty at 4p. m. Steward’s meeting, Bp. in. Ail invited and all welcomed to these ser vices. Robert Mclntyre, John Houston and R. H. Tatem, ushers. Wesley Monumental Church, corner Aberco>-n and Gordon streets, Rev. A. M. Wynn, pastor. —Services and eer mou at 11 a. m. and 8 p. rn. by the pastor. Social service at 9:30 a. m. Sunday school at 4p. m. Prayer meet ing Wednesday night at 8 o’clock. Cor dial Invitation to ail Baptist Church. Chippewa square, Rev. J. E. L. Holmes, I). D., pastor.— Preaching by Kev. Edward Lathrop. D.D., at 11a.m. No preaching at night. Young men’s prayer meeting at 10 a. m. Sunday school at 4 p. m. Prayer meeting and lecture Wednesday at Bp. m. Strang rs and visitors cordially welcomed at all oi these services. First Presbyterian Church, Monterey square, corner Bull and Taylor streets. Rev. J. W. Kogan, pastor.—Congrega tional prayer meeting at 10:30 a. m., preaching at 11 a. m.and Bp. m. Sunday school at 4p. in. The public cordially in viied to all these services. Anderson Street Presbyterian Church, Rev. R. Q. Way pastor’.—Preaching at 11 a. m. aud 8 p. in. Sunday school at 9:30 a. in. Prayer meeting Wednesday at Bd. m. All are invited. COLOKKD. First Atriean Baptist Church, E. K. Love, pastor.—Prayer meetingo:3o a. in.; baptism 7:30 a. m.; preaching bv the pas tor at 11 a. rn.: “Tell it to Jesus ’’ Sun day school 2 p. ro. Communion 3 p. m. Preaching by the pastor 7:45 p. m.: “Touched and Touching.” Visitors al ways welcome. Seats free. Revival meeting every night duriu > the week. Weather Indications. Special indications lor Georgia: FAIR Warmer, lair weather; winds Ishilting to westerly. For South Carolina and Eastern Florida: Warmer, iair weather; winds shifting to westerly. For Alabama, Western Florida and Mississippi: Slightly warmer, fair weath er; winds shifting to west and south. The height of the river at Augusta at 1:81> )’ciock n. in. yesterday (Augusta time) was 7.7 feet—arise of 0.1 foot dur ing the past 24 hours, Cos aoaracive statement of temperature at Savannah April 1, 1886 ana 1887: Ifisfi, I jss7. (1:39 A.M 40 A. M 48 2::(6 f. h fi ; 2:3ti p. m 10 10:3 p.u 59; 10:36 p. M an Maximum OH Maximum hi Minimum *7; Minimum as Mean iemperatare i Mean temperature of day 58 ol day 42 R&infil! 0.00: Rainfall 0.00 Observations taken at me same moment offline at all stations. Savannah. April 1. 0:39 p. m„ City time. Temperature. Direction. Z 2! Velocity. F liamfftH. Naur or STATIONS. Norfolk 34 N 16 47 j Light rain. Charlotte 83 N .56; Clear. Wilmington... 31 Nil 2 ... j Light rain. Charleston 38 N -lti 37|Ciouay. Augusta 89j N ... Clear. Savannas 89IN Wl7 .15 Fair. Jacksonville... 45 N Wild 12 Cloudy. Key West 71 W 29 Xb Cloudy. Atlanta 47 N W 13 ....jclear. Pensacola 57 N (Clear. Mobile Li N W 0 Clear. Montgomery... 61 N W .... Clear. Pew Orleans .. 58 N fi Clear. Galveston 61 .... Clear. Corpus Chrisll 62 8K 13 Clear. Palestine 60 S 11 .... Cloar. Brownsville... 6(1 K Clear. Rio Grande— 64 K I Clear. ~g7n.Salisbury, signal Corps, U.s. a! Easter, Easter. The above holiday is approaching, and parents, guardians, etc., will be on the lookout for bargains in Boys’ and Chil dren’s Suits. As the old saving, we have in time of peace prepared iAr war, and bought one ot the largest and most, varied line of Boys’and Children’s Clothing ever ex hibited in Savannah. We have placed some on our counters at such prices as will be within the reach ot all, and which will, heyoud anv douot, sell themselves. We have but one price throughout the house, with each and every article mark ed rn plain figures, which makes it easier for the buyer as well as ourselves, and at the same time gives those that are not judges of goods the opportunity to buy us cheap as those that are. A general invitation is extended to one and all to oall and examine our stock and prices. It wishing to purchase or not, as all will receive the same treatment. The young, middle-aged, old, lean and stout men must not think we have ne glected them, as we are prepared for one and all, and are satisfied that a call and examination of our stock and prices will proven mutual benefit. Appel fc Bcbaul, Cue l’rloe Clothiers, 103 (2.ingress street. K <ter! new foliage to vegetation brings. Mankind, as if in accord with nature, Will dress up in new clothes, For the liapuy days from Master springs. “The Famous.” unlike sleeping nature, Awake ihrough all winter’s days, Aianuincluriug Clothing for spring displays, •That wc manufacture all tbe Clothing we sell is a well-known fact, thereby saving to our patrons quite an item. Our Ten Dollar Suit will cost you twelve-tifty atanyol our competitors, and on all other grades we guarantee to give a like Hav ing, Our line of suitings this spring Sur passes any thin g we have heretofore show n in quality, color, style and general make up, r.nd best of all, prices most reason able. We have them for Boys, Youths and Men. Can also shew the prettiest line of Straw Hats in the city, nice Scans, Shirts, Collars and Cuffs; lu fact every thing a gentleman wears. Remember the Famous New York Clothing House, 140 Congress street, before purchasing, on hip, ii \i,ir.i\T EAST COAST Ol SOU ill I'LOIIIDA The Grandest scenery in the Bunny l.and!. HUNTING. KISIMNU, SAILING, OCEAN SUIUf-HATHINO, ETC.. ETC. FINEST SECTION qK THE STATE K<>lt i’I.I.ASI HE SEEK Ells. Don’t fall lo viiiii iii mnn i, Daytons land other fins town* on llie llullfa'c, Travel by tlm St, .fillin'* and II ililav Itnilrnud, and viit it Miction uiHiirpii, o l in natural besu tie* and advantage*. Sou liuio Übio on tiage ti. XuStirn & Batro s. jjj. sr } "VV e have just received the most elaborate and extensive lino of Japanese goods ever brought to the South. They comprise Cloths used for orations, Cuiuaius (or Tii m ! mings), Screens, Fans, p ara ! sols, Lanterns. Dusters. Scrolls Mats, Splashers, Napkins’ Storks and Ornaments of every, conceivable kind. Our prices will be found low, and fn r House Decorations this class of goods goes farther and more for the money than any thing that can be used. Ladies will do well to give these goods a careful "ex amination. L. & 8. S. II H, N. B. —We carry a large line of Room Mouldings and furnish men to put them up. jttUUtttrti. SUN BONNETS! Orders Taken Tor San Bonnets. Felt Lambrequins 21 yards long, half yard wide, stamped, $1; elaborate designs $1 25. Felt Scarfs, stamped, 51 inches long, 18 inches wide, stamped on both ends, oOc. Art materials furnished at lowest prices. Stamping done on short notice. fiftrs. Kate Power, ST. JULIAN AND BULL STREETS. CBatciSf a ano 3rumrg. THE CHEAPEST~ 1 ‘LA7SS To Til’V Wedding Presents, Suobss DIAMONDS FINE STERLING SIL VERWARE. ELEGANT JEWELRY, FRENCH CLOCKS, Etc.,is to be found at A. L. DESBOUILLONS, 21 BULL STREET, the sole asrent for the celebrated ROCKFORD RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also makes a specialty of 18-Karat Wedding Kings AND THE FINEST WATCHES. Anything you buy from him being warranted as represente 1. Opera Classes at Cost. ■M. ’ , i . ~ juiuir*. Mules for Sals. SIX MULES IN FIRST-CLASS CONDITION. DIXON & MURPHY, 0 DRAYTON STREET. SStouro STOVES. STOVEI LOVELL S LATTIMORE. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Hardware, Stoves and House Furnishing Goods. SAVANNA I I. GA; piiwßom siatfGo. 192 COME TO 192 When you nee.t anything to Ft’RNF 8 YOUR HOUSE, Fnrnifnrc, Matting. Window Shade** Mattresses, Bed Springs, Siovoa, Crockery, Tinware. Weekly or monthly payments taken. fX9~ Don’t mistake the-plaee. FREEMAN & OLIVER QIIRUVO. What 5s Wanted? Tho savannah News pay*: “ ,he ftmokoft in this country in one > cir \ pv reach around tlo worl 1 nine twit’* 1 . i; j t.cmuvi ih a single line, anh yet lucre iaching; tho great want, of the pnwou* ) >i/. M a good llvo-cent cigar. 99 HERE IT IS! Key West Butts, Tho Now 5-Cent Cigar* Nothing like it at the price. C. BENEDICT. Cliaricsloi, B Htuatral. . .41 LYON &HE ALYA State A Monroe St*. CHICAGO,* w’ty ryi'r Mr.>.!.!* I If Ifl .... .in. , /I ‘L y# ij,,.' l . //.i a Rtlauv Lt •( *• *<•' Static op Wkatukh.