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SAVANNAH IN FLAMES.
The City Entirely at the Mercy of the Fire. LOSS A MILLION AND A HALF. Buildings Ignited by Flying Sparks. The Firemen Helpless—Loss of Life Feared. ! Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. I Savannah, Ga., April 6. — At 0:55 o'clock to-night fire broke out in Hogan's * drygoods store, corner of Broughton and Barnard streets. Soon the fire had run to almost every part of the building, and those in it had barely time to escape with their lives. The fire was communi cated to the crockery store of James H. Douglass & Co., immediately east of llo gans', and it was all ablaze in a short time. This building was one of the finest business blocks in the city, and its de struction represents a loss, with the con tents, of $150,000. The fire then jumped to a magnificent four-story brick building known as Odd Fellows' Hall. It was to tally destroyed. Tt represents a loss of $125,000. The second and third stories and basement of a brick dwelling imme diately west of this hall were also de stroyed ; loss, $8,000 to $10,000. The fire next spread from the corner of Barnard and State streets through twelve or fifteen brick dwelling houses, completely destroying them. They rep resent a loss of $75,000, including the contents. The air was filled with sparks, one of which lodged on the steeple of the Independence Presbyterian Church, cor ner of Bull and South Broad streets, four or five blocks from the starting point of the fire. The church was totally de stroyed, as was also its handsome brick Sunday school building, and four or five contiguous dwellings. The city has only four fire-engines and all were needed in the business pait of the city. No attempt was made to fight the fire at the church. The loss on the church, chapel and con tents is $200,000. The loss on the dwel lings in the vicinity is at least $35,000. In the mean time the fire had commu nicated to the cupola on the large four story brick building used as a store for paints, oils and builders' materials by Andrew Hanley. The loss on building and contents will probably be $80,000. Across the street from this was the hand some new brick arsenal of the Savannah Guards' battalion, which was totally de stroyed. It represents a loss of fully $85,000. Ten or fifteen wooden build ings had also been burned, on which the loss ia probably $15,000. It is im possible to tell where the lire will stop as the sparks are starting new outbursts in spots quite remote from those now burning. Charleston, Augusta and Macon have been asked to send their en gines. The total loss will doubtless reach $1,500,030. The insurance will be much less. Some loss of life may be de veloped tomorrow. Latkr.—At midnight the fire was un der control. In addition to the buildings already mentioned, tbe fire swept away all the f tructures on each side of Whitta ker street, between York and South Broad streets. They were not fine build ings, but will probably add $25,000 to the losses already mentioned. The fire also swept along the north side of South Broad street, from Whittaker east to within one house of Bull street. No loss of life has been reported as yet, and no serious casualties. The neighboring cities promptly started their fire compa nies, but all were turned back before reaching here. The best estimates of the total loss jus'ify the previous state ment ef $1,500,000. A IXATTERINI* I'ItiMIISE. I'nprcedcnted I'rous In Every Part of the state. San Francisco, April 6.—Those mem bers of the San Francisco Produce Ex change, who have expressed an opinion on the subject, say that the grain crop to be harvested this year will be one of the largest in the history of the State, if present indications are fulfilled. Secretary Friedlander said: "The largest acreage that has ever been seeded in the State has been sown this year. The amount oi ground planted to grain for the expected crop will be in the neighborhood of $3,600,000 acres. Co lusa county has suffered by the heavy rainfall, and, beyond a doubt, 30,000 tons cf wheat have been drowned in that section of the State alone; but for a favor able and prosperous yield the State never had as bright prospects as at paesent." A. M. Belt, Assistant Manager of tbe Grangers' Business Association, said: "The average wheat crop of California is place at 1,100,000 tons, but in 1880, the bonanza year, 1,050,000 tons were harvested. I think it a possibility that the bonanza year |will be exceeded by the crop soon to be harvested." Telegrams from San Joaquin valley de note splendid crops, and but little fears are entertained for that portion of the State, though they were a little behind in receiving rain. Beports, so far as we have received, and bearing on every portion of the State, speak favorably re garding an immense harvest. J. P. Thomas, commission merchant, said: "This year will prove a bonanza for those who are raising beans. From reports received, the situation is very fa vorable to this crop, especially in San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, Monterey and Santa Barbara counties, and in Sac ramento and San Joee. This State pro duces a quality of beans that cannot be found in any other section of the coun try, and they command a good price throughout the entire year." THE ARID LAND ACT. California to Come In for it Share of Consideration. San Francisco, April (i.—At the last meeting of the State Board of Trade's Executive Committee, C. P. Huntington stated that he had wired Director Powell, of the United States Geological Survey, asking him to consider California's claim in the work soon to be performed under the Arid Land Act. A response has now been received from Major Powell, ac knowledging the receipt of the telegram and promising to have his engineers con sider certain sections of the San Joaquin valley as soon as the field work is fairly begun. Fighting- In Borneo. San Fbancisco, April 6.—The China mail of March tith, which arrived from Hongkong to-day by the steamer City of Sydney, has the following concerning the fight between the British North Borneo Company and a band of rebel chiefs in Borneo: "On the llth ult. the forces of the British North Borneo Company cap tured Galeela fort after three and a half hours' hard fighting, taking nine guns. The rebel loss was twenty killed, while TBE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING. APRIL 7. 1889. the British forces lost one killed and five wounded. Export of arms from this col ony has been prohibited for six months on account of the fighting." § aj*. JOSE R \Cfc.B. Al Farrow Comes within a Quarter second of the World's Record. San Jose, April ti —To day was the last day of the Blood Horse Association's inaugural meeting. The event of the day was the best running race ever seen on this coast. Al Farrow made a mile in 1:40, equalling Stuyvesant's rec ord, and being but a quarter of a second slower than the world's record of 1:30 3 4 , made by Tenbroek. Geraldine led at the three-gun.it n post, and Farrow seemed to have given up, but as they came into the home stretch he made a great spurt, and as the horses came to the finish tbe crowd became intensely excited. Farrow's splendid stamina won him the race by half a neck in 1:40; Geraldine second; Jack Brady third. The Lick House stakes, 0 furlongs, for 2-year-olds, was won by Racine, in 1:164; Pliny second and Myope third. The race for gentleman riders was con tested by Black Pilot, ridden by T. Wil liams, Elwood, ridden by M. Delmas, and Ito, ridden by Mr. Fallon. Black Pilot won in 1:49, r 4; Ito, second. The Match race waß between N. Stockton's Pinto Tommy, and Charles Bernhardt's Shetland pony, Onward. The pinto was ridden under saddle, and the pony was driven to buggy—fifty yards start. The pinto won the race by a lead of ten yards in 4 OH'e ■ The closing event was the consolation strikes, one mile. Kd McGinnis won by half a neck in 1:42?4, Jou Jon and Glen Ellen running a dead heat for second place. fill;II SCHOOL. HIJRNKU. Oakland's Seminary Goes Up in a Cloud of smnke. San Francisco, April o.—Fire was dis covered this evening in the chemical room of the Oakland High School, and, owing to a mistake in turning in the alarm, the fire department did not reach the scene until the building was a mass of flame. When tbe firemen arrived suf ficient water could not be obtained to check the flames owing to a scarcity of hose and hydrants. The fire soon spread through the upper floors and the roof fell in. The men were driven out of the building, John Orr and Mike Roach, firemen, were thrown from a ladder, re ceiving severe injuries. The building is almost a total loss, only a portion of the hall standing. Tbe lobs will probably reach $40,000, including the building and furniture; insurance, $22,000. The prin cipal of the school saved the records, but many books were destroyed. It is sup posed that the fire was started by the students playing with chemicals. Baseball. Stockton, April 0 —The Oaklands de feated the Stocktons this afternoon by a score of 7 to 4, after the Stocktons had the game won. In the seventh inning the Oaklands hit Baker for six runs, five of them being earned. O'Neill and Doolev, of the Oaklands, were fined $50 and $25, respectively, for chaffing the umpire. San Francisco, April 6 —The Sacra mentos and San Franciscns played a game together at the Haight-street grounds, which resulted in a victory to the latter, score 11 to 4. The game was characterized by fine fielding and heavy batting. The Sacramentoß were weak at the bat : and could not hit Incell, only securing four scattering hits, while Pope man was hammered for fifteen hits by the San Franciscos. Hum si John Dsns. Sacramento, April o.—Controller Dunn said to day that would draw no warrants under the acts recently passed by the legislature making an appropria tions of $350,000 for the erection and maintainance of the Southern California Insane Asylum. 1100,000 for the benefit of the State Mining Bureau and $79,500 for the deaf and dumb and blind asylums until he had the Supreme Court's decision in the matter, as he be lieved the failure to name the fund out of which the appropriations should be made constituted a vital defect in the bills. i'mtuo Bestirring; Herself. Eureka, April 6.—A mass meeting of the citizens «as held here to-night to discuss the building of a railroad through the county. The city was illuminated with bonfires. A large number ol" inter ested persons gathered from different sections of the county. J, W. Hender son, of the Humboldt County Bank, pre sided. There was a decided current of feeling in favor ef organizing a general corporation, the stock to be subscribed by the people of the whole county. Fixing; County Boundaries. San Dikgo, April (i —Surveyor-General Reichert has arrived in the city, and on Monday will meet the Supervisors of San Diego and San Bernardino for the pur pose of deciding the true location of the boundary line between the counties. The question has been agitated fc r a leng time, San Bernardino claiming about 8,000 acres of territory from San Diego. A Hark nearly Sunk. San Francisco, April 6.—The bark General Fairchild, bound for Departure Bay, put into port to-day in a leaking condition. She left San Diego fourteen days ago, and after being at sea for a short time sprung a leak, since which time the pumps had to be nsed several hours a day to keep the hold free. She will discharge her ballast and go on the dry-dock Monday. A Crack Wrestler. San FRANcisco.April 6.—At the athletic exhibition at the Standard Theatre to night for the benefit of A. H. Lean, Geo. Mertes, champion light-weight wrestler of the Coast, threw R. N. Bachausen, champion of the Eintracbt Turnverein, twice in eight and one-half and one and one-third minutes, respectively, Gneco- Roman style. San Uaentla Accounts Straight. San Francisco, April o.—At a meeting of the Board of Prison Directors to-day at San Quentin, Luman Wadham, who has been experting the books of the Bo3rd, reported them correct. Bills for March amounting to $ 1(1,943 were audited and ordered paid. Warden McOomb presented his monthly report. Attempted murder and Suicide. San Fbancisco, April 6.—Mary San ders was shot in the abdomen and prob ably fatally wounded, on Mission stieet, by her hueband, John Sanders, this evening. He afterwards shot himself through the neck. She refuted to return to live with him, having left him on ac count of hiß dissolute habits. tin. Ben Holladay'e Will. Portland, April <!.—This afternoon the will of Mrs. Esther Holladay, the de ceased widow of the late Ben Holladay, was filed for probate in the county court. All her estate and effects are bequeathed to Generabßufus Ingalls in trust for her two children. Linda Holladay and Ben i Campbell Holladay. A SENATORIAL "KICK." Chas. B. Farwell Objects to Being Ignored. THE CIVIL SFRVICE SYSTEM Now Likely to be Adopted in Filling the Offices—The President's Character. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbbald. 1 Chicago, April 0. —Dispatches from Washington, published here this morn ing, stated that Senators Farwell and Cullom were very much "put out" at the appointment of John A. Montgomery to be Superintendent of Mails in the Chi cago Postoflice, because they were not consulted in the matter. Itappears that the appointment was made by General- Superintendent Bell, and that neither Postmaster-General Wanamaker, nor Assistant Postmaster-General Clarkson, was consulted about the matter. Sena tor Farwell was interviewed on the sub ject to-day, and said he was not object ing to Mr. Montgomery at all. He re garded the gentleman as in every way fit for the position. What he complained of was thatthe appointment was made without his (Farwell's) knowinganything about it. He thought he should be consulted about matters relating to ap pointments at his own home. "You are repotted to bave said," said the reporter, "that the present incumbents in minor positions will be allowed to serve out their terms." "That is my opinion," replied the Senator. "I think that will be the policy of the Administration." "It has been reported that some differ ence is likely to arise between Fresidont Harrison and the Senators in regard to the patronage as divided by tbe late Sen ator Conkling and President Garfield," said the reporter. "I think there is not much danger of that," said Senator Farwell. "I think the President proposes to treat us fairly. He is a man of decided opinions. He is an able, honest, upright, capable, good man, and will make a good President. I don't think he could be swerved from his purpose by anybody. He certainly could not be swerved from what he thought, was right at all." Wind nnd I (re. Elkton, Dak., April 6 —The most ter rific windstorm known to this country began on Monday, continuing tv yester day. Tuesday alternoon a perfect hurri cane began, causing the sand to blow from the plowed fields, drifting in place* one and one-half feet deep. About twenty miles northeast of here, on Tuesday, a barn on the farm of Henry Kurth, Sr., with its contents, three horses, harness, wagon, etc., were consumed by a tiro cauEed by burning.straw blowing across plowing at least a quarter of a mile, set ting fire to a mown timothy meadow, across which the fire blew at tho speed of a running horse. In attempting to save the horses, Mr. Kurth was fatally burned, dying after thirty-three hours of horrible Buffering. The Ex.Prcaldcnt's Return.. j§ Washington, April 6.—There will be several changes in the Internal Revenue Bureau en the 15th. The resignation of Deputy-Commissioner Henderson will take effect on that date and he will be succeeded hy George Wilson (Ohio), who was formerly in the service as revenue agent. At the same time Colonel Rogers, who was removed by Cleveland from the office of Deputy Commissioner, will assume the duties of Chief Clerk of the Bureau, made vacant by the resigna tion of Mr. Biddis. An Over-due Ship. San Fkancisco, April G—There is some talk regarding the non-arrival of the American ship J. D. Peters, from New Castle. She is now ninety-five days out, with a cargo of coal. Tho fact that she left two days after the ship Red Cross, and one day after the ship Sua kim, both of which vessels have been re ported lost, leads many to think that she has met with disaster. An Ocean Ureyliound. CHICAGO, April 6.—A cablegram was received this morning from Havre, an nouncing the arrival of tbe French line steamer Bretagne, which left New York Saturday, and which thus made the run of 3,280 miles in seven days and a few hours, one of the fattest trips across the ocean on record. A Well-to-do Farmer Suicides. Biggs, Cal., April 6. —Charles Italic, a prominent farmer aged 53, worthy $00, --000, committed suicide last night by placing the muzzle of a rifle in his mouth and blowing his brains out. Cause un known. He leaves a wife and eight children. rinrd Over a Prlze-Fignt. Chicago, April (i.—Twenty members of tbe First Regiment, Illinois National Guards, who were arrested last night while witnessing a prize-fight between two membsrs of the regiment, were ar raigned in the Police Court this morning and each paid a fine of $1 and costs. Liberal Treatment. San Fbancisco, April 6.—The Southern Pacific has acceded to the request of the State Board of Trade to grant an exten sion of three months' time for tbe travel ling exhibit of California products, and a further extension will be made if de s'red. Imported Opium. San Francisco, April 6.—The steamer City of Sydney, from Hongkong to-day, brought 8,610 pounds of opium consigned to local firms. The duty on the consign ment is $86,100. Found Bead. St. Louis, Mo., April 6. —Joseph Mc- Dowell, a prominent iron broker of this city, was found dead iv his office about 1:30 this afternoon. "We had a cane presentation down at school to-day," said William, after an unusually long silence at the supper ta ble. "Ah, indeed. And who got the cane?" "I did."—[Merchant Traveler. All But One: "I was badly bitten by flies in every country in Europe but Bel gium." "Have they none there?'' "I don't know. I didn't go there."—[Har per's Bazaar. An Apt Quotation : Waiter —"How ju want cber beefsteak cooked Mail and Express Reporter—"Well done, thou good and faithful servant." —[Puck. Table Ooealp About the lovely new store at Spring and First, where Mullen, Bluett & Co. are selling reliable slothing at low price;. »ll>.l I I I.I>UM *. THK HOTEL del CORONADO, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Is the Most Remarkable — AND— Magnificent Structure Ou tho continent of America. The atnosphfre around ft li of th«t woolnit, X' othlnc, aorif'l nature which makes the climate of tbe peninsula whereon this gorgeous structure Hands at once Prt serVatiTe anil Restorative. The temperature during the winter Is 8' warmer at. Coronado than that of the most favored of the five world-renowned Mediterranean resorts, and Is 10" cooler (luring the summer. There fa NO DUST and LESS FOOS than prevail back in the country or along the northern part of the coatt. E. S. DIBVOCK, Jr., Manager. Maps showing floor plans, also rates, can be ascertained and printed matter to be had at the Hotel del Coronado Excursion and Information Agency, Cor. Spring and Franklin Sts., Near the Santa Fe Office, LOB ANGELES : : CALIFORNIA^ London's Distinguished Dental Firm < Writes regarding tne 95 and 90 London Wall. E. C., j London, Novcmher 25,1888. j Gentlemen: We consider the Polisher well deserving the notice ol all who wish to preserve and beautify their teeth, aud it may be described as the ne plun ultra at tooth brushes. GEORGE 11. MATLAND. THOMAS O. MATLAND. AT ILL DBIIviIIsTII. Its Economy. Holder (Imperishable) 3S cents. Polishers only need be renewod, 18 (boxed) 25 cents. Dealers or mailed. tIORSKY ivi'F't* tin., Uttca, N. V. CALIFORNIA LANDS NEAR LOS ANGELES! THE Simi Land & Water Co., of Lop Angeles Cal , have for Sale a large body of fine fruU, farming and grazing lands, well watered, and located in one of the most attractive and health ful portions of Southern California. They offer lands frrm »;> to SBO per acre on very easy terms to actual settlers, and will makif special inducements to Colonists. For Maps, Price Liits, md full information, address K. W. POI\I>EX'rKR, secretary, lO.Wcst First st. Os Angeles, Cal. IT STANDS AT THE HEAD. SEE IT BEFORE BUYING A MACHINE. The only place In this city where new "DOMERTIC" Machines can bo had, is at 207 SOUTH SPRING STREET. m2l lm R. A. DAVIS. JR., Agent. BRANCH OFFICE OF THE F. THOMAS PARISIAN Dyeioff and Cleaning Works IGO Mouth main street, Opposite Third : ' : Los Angeles, Cal. Overs and Finishers of all kinds of Fabrics. Ladies', Gents' and Children's Clothing. aDd articles of every description Dyed and Cleaned at reasonable chorees. CURTAINS AND BLANKETS DONE UP. SHELF GOODS A SPECIALTY. Central Office and Works, 27 Tenth St., .San Francisco. MAKE NO MISTAKE! See that the wagon is marked the "F. THOMAS." a«tf KID CLOVES. CAUTION ! Kid Gloves bearing imitations of our Lacing Hooks arc offered for sale. The genuine Foster Glove Hooks do not catch in Fringe, Laces, &c, nor accidentally unfasten. All Gloves with genuine Foster Lacings are stamped FOSTER'S PATENTS. Demand them and see that you get them. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. FOSTER, PAUL A CO., Manufacturers. WALTON & WACHTEL Wholesale and Retail Dealers la FURNITUBE Of ALL KINDS, At Lowest Possible Teuton. Sl4, 11* and SIS South Spring St., Bet. Third and Feart l Sts. m 6-U storage and Commission. J. Jtl. HALE tc CO. J. M. Hale & CO., ——— 7 and 9 North Spring Street. WHAT TO WEAR, AND WHAT WE DO WEAR are two different things entirely—one appealing to the sense of comfort, the other encompassing the volume of the pocketbook. Everything is stylish, provided the wearer dresses becomingly—nothing to extreme. Take the latest craze in veiling—the "Jane Hading"—almost every lady had to have it, and yej;, while an improvement for blondes, not becoming to brunettes. On the one hand, contrasting light and dark: on the other, intensify ing swarthiness. Becoming to one: positively hurtful to the other. One season's styles will not do for another. Exquisite conceits are being constantly produced in home and foreign markets, and the purchaser is being educated to such a degree that deceit is no longer possible in showing old goods out as new by "grandfather" merchants as has been done in the past. The only question now to the careful buyer—Do you buy your goods cheap enough? Ninety-nine out of every one hundred successful mer chants to-day have taken "cash" as a basis, and work on small profits. Somebody has to pay for credit, outstand ing debts—uncollectable —increase the cost to the cash purchaser dealing at "credit" stores. Our motto —CASH, ONE PRICE, Assortment Unexcelled, and Everybody on the same footing. Wednesday, April 10. 45c WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOD.«.. 2.000 yards Tamise Flannels, the latest craze in Summer SuitiDgs, guaranteed all wool and full 38 inches wide, at 45 cents per yard. This material is sometimes called Challi Flannel, on account of the weave having a perfectly smooth surface and will not wrinkle easily. Black, garnet, cardinal, Dore gray, sage green, navy, ox blood, mahogany, several shades in brown, and every latest coloring. Displayed in north show window. 45 cents per yard. About two-thirds value. 75c. CORSETS. 'sc. Every other store claims to have the easiest and most comfortable Corset made, and so do we. We have secured, after considerable dickering with the manufac turer, the French-American Corset; given the name because it is copied from the celebrated C. P., and made in America. We think it is worth fully $1.50, and we want to introduce it. Wednesday, April 10th, we will give everybody a chance to secure one or more. In all sizes—lB, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, in cream, ecru and white, at 75 cents apiece. 25c PANS. 25c. It is never too warm nor too cold for a Feather Fan. For the opera, for the street, or for decorating. We have a window full— 50 dozen— 75 doaen—all the fans that we can sell in a day—covered entirely with feathers. Red, gray, pink, white, blue. A chance to secure an excellent article at an extremely low price. Look at our south show window. One-half price—25 cents apiece. PARASOLS. We can give you anything you want in Parasols and Umbrellas —Silk, Lisle Thread or Alpaca; Gold or Silver Handles; short or extra length. Your choice of one thousand to select from. WEDNESDAY, APRIL lOih. The Place to Buy Dry Goods at Reasonable Prices: J. M. HALE & CO. 7 AND 9 N. SPKLNG ST. 5