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Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1868-1887, April 02, 1887, Image 8

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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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
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.
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
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.
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
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.”
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Direction. Z
Velocity. F
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
The Grandest scenery in the Bunny
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
L. & 8. S. II H,
N. B. —We carry a large
line of Room Mouldings and
furnish men to put them up.
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,
CBatciSf a ano 3rumrg.
Wedding Presents,
FRENCH CLOCKS, Etc.,is to be found at
the sole asrent for the celebrated ROCKFORD
RAILROAD WATCHES, and who also
makes a specialty of
18-Karat Wedding Kings
Anything you buy from him being warranted
as represente 1.
Opera Classes at Cost.
■M. ’ , i . ~
Mules for Sals.
Hardware, Stoves and House
Furnishing Goods.
piiwßom siatfGo.
192 COME TO 192
When you nee.t anything to Ft’RNF 8
Fnrnifnrc, Matting. Window Shade**
Mattresses, Bed Springs, Siovoa,
Crockery, Tinware.
Weekly or monthly payments taken.
fX9~ Don’t mistake the-plaee.
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
Key West Butts,
Tho Now 5-Cent Cigar*
Nothing like it at the price.
C. BENEDICT. Cliaricsloi, B
State A Monroe St*. CHICAGO,*
w’ty ryi'r
Mr.>.!.!* I
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