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THE NEXT CENSUS WILL SHOW A LARGE DECREASE. Plantations That Were Formerly Swarming With Them Now Almost Depopulated The Problem That Stares the South in the Face. Front the Philadelphia Times. Augusta, Ga., Dot*. 32. —“50 far as the negro race is concerned, the coming census will be an exceedingly interesting one. inas much as it will unquestionably dispel tl(e popular delusion that the colored man is progressing and increasing; and heuce it may probably set people thinking as to how the condition of this people may be really improved. As to their progress we who live in the very midst of the negro population know that it is decidedly more retrograde than otherwise; while the mortuary reports published in the newspapers show that the death rate is double, trehle and often even still larger, that of the whites. The census of 1860 was to a great extent speculative, on account of the chaotic condition of affairs at that period; hut the streugtli of the race was undoubtedly underestimated. Hence the apparent increase in tbe following cen sus, and hence also the fallacy that the ne gro population is largely increasing.” The gentleman whose remark- are quoted above Fins been, ever since tbe doso of the civil war, a large planter in Seriven county, Georgia, ami in support of his statement as to an undoubted decrease in population among the negioes, he continued: “Here, on uiy place, there were formerly eighty negroes—to-dav there, are only two' My neighbor, Major Gibbons, a Massachu setts gentleman, bad some 400; the Wades and the Joneses hail some JOO each; the Her ringtons, 100; the Hosticks, over the Savan nah river, some 700, and the Martins about 500. Where are tliev all to-day: Why, on the plantations referred to' there is hardly to be found a negro to hitch up one’s horse. Many wandered off into other States after fveftdpm, but numbers of them returned, broken dbvvn from hardships, to die within sight of the wrecks of the‘homes they de serted. In place of our old-time negroes we have wanderiug tribes of thriftless wo - men and young men, who will rather endure hunger for days than do an hour's honest work to earn a good square meal. This state of affairs Is not confined to this neighborhood. It obtains to a greater or less extent, almost everywhere in this and other negro States. But what can be done! There seems to be no remedy for it. If I hire a negro to do a dav’s work for me in nire out ot ten cases he will ask me for his ‘rations’ in advance, or money to bay food with on the plea of desperate poverty. If I give him this food or money the chances ate nine to one that the man will never turn up<to do the work or that I shall hear of his working in somebody eise's field who was not quite so easy with him as I was. And yet wo have not the shadow if a law by which I can hold such a rascal responsible. Our statutes do not recognize that this species of trickery is obtaining either money, food or goods under false pretenses.” Even to one who visits this part of the world after many years of absence it is patent that the negro population is changed and decimated—more than decimated. In place of the respectful, unsophisticated old “uncles” and “aunties” are to be found a few darkies, whoa* main object appears to lie to victimize, in some manner or another, the white man. Give a negro man a job of hoeing, for instance, and you must literally stand by him the greater part of the time he is doing it, in order to insure its being done anything like prop erly, or often done at all. Give negro woman a job of washing, and if you fail to look after her sharply she will spoil what of the clothing she does not Steal Rascality seems to be a component j art of the nature of the country negro of to-day—if not of his city brethren—while his roaming, unsettled manner of life would almost indicate that Numidian blood runs in the veins of the West African darkey, or that they servilely and faithfully imitate the nomadic trait of tbe people of Nu midia. for a country darkey is here to-day and miles off to-morrow—at least many of them. There are, of course, some reliable negroes remaining in this quarter of the world; but these are few and they are scattered over a wide area. They* are mostly farming oh their own account, and by no means object to making the admission that their success in life is cuie to having been kept in strict discipline by the white man. The negroes of Western and Southern Africa, the writer knows, from actual observation among them, are fairly honest and moral —the di rect unti theses of the average negro of the present generation. This would seem to in dicate that our civilization does not agree with therm The religion of the negro of to day is hysteria. It has no more beneficial effect’ on their mode of life than has the hooting of an owl. What seems to be needed badly by this peculiar race is the discovery of some unknown system of moral ethics which would enforce houesty upon the males and honesty and chastity upon the females. Until this shall have beep found they will remain unprofitable servants. Their notions of morality are such as cannot be contemplated without a shudder. . Their religious rites are a farce and too often a filthy and blasphemous burlesque upon the rites of whieh they are odious imitations. Such, however, is their condition here, but with city congregations the case may be slightly different. It i$ evident to uJi who live among the negroes of the country that those labor and other organizations whose agents are visit ing the South and enrolling negro members are committing a grave error, although such societies may firmly believe that they are doing good work. The negroes regard this proceeding with actual contempt, for they abhor, in their heart of hearts, every attempt at fraternity with the white man as cordially as they despise the authors of such attempts. Nature has given them little in common with us, qnd they ask for as little as possible. Some intelligent, industrious negroes rise to captain degrees of eminence as police court lawyers. They can talk and are usually shrewd at subter fuges and shallow points. But it seems an absolute impossibility to make even fair mechanics or arti-ans of them. They are admirably gotxl Oibeonltes hewers of wood and drawers of water —when they are made to work, but it is clear that the curse on Canaan still hovers over them, im peding their progress to be other than ser vants of servants to their brethren. A movement is going on among the negroes of Southeastern Georgia and South Carolina for a wfiolesale emigration to Floi Ida, and no reasoning can b i rought, to bear against it. Several years ago large numbers went to Kansas. Most of them nv turned, however, noarly starved. Then Texas was their objective point for expe dition number two. Some wno went there are still in the clutches of the law of the I/me Star State; tbe others who are not dead are back again. Last year there was a greast rush for Arkansas, the poor deluded creatures selling their corn, often tor 10c. a bushel, to pay their way thitherward. In time the bottom fell out of this bucket; still none of their past experieooe can deter tinea from their present movement on Florida. Their Numidian blood is perhaps the cause. Be this as it may, these poor stones are ever rolling, gathering no moss the meanwhile. This roaming disposition is not confined to one or more counties in Georgia; it is gen eral throughout the South, and its attend ant hardships may have much to do with the average short life of and frightfully high rate of mortality among the negroes. An exodus rarely leaves a locality without friends remaining at home being, a very short while, informed of a death or two among the “exodusters.” -Take the weekly njortunry re|iorf.s published in the-news pa ere r.l cities in which the white popula te > i iar exceeds the black, and, as the g>*n ti;nan above Quoted said, the death rate among the blacks it stupendously greater tuau that among the whites. Among children especially is this large mortality noticeable. A negro may run to a city and soon Mini work as a porter, bar ber, waiter, or the like. He may do well tor a whhile. but his excesses ana other fail - mgspften taken him to jail, an insane asylum, or a premature grave. Under the most, favorable circumstances his success would appear fleeting, for negroes long es tablished in business are rarely met with, lu a short'time their places know them no more. They are gone. Where! Quien sabei These flights generally take p nee in sum mer, when a negro’s wants ore few, by reason of the fruit crop and nights warm enough for sleeping in the open air. This nomadic disposition is largely responsible for the negro's non-increase' and lack of progress. Will the negro race reform and live, or will it, by its own fault, decrease and die out altogether! This is the problem that stares in the face all thoughtful men. white ami black alike. In slavery <la\ - this people increased as fast as they now decrease. SEWING-WOMEN S WAGES. How They Have Sunk to Their Pres ent Level. From the .Ye:c York Eeeninn Post. Under the leadership of Miss Van Etten, who has devoted several years to the problem of how to better the condition of working women in New York city, there is to be an attempt at organizing women wage-workers into something like the unions of workmen. As yet the poorest paid of New York’s workingwomen—those who sew upon cheap clothing for the tailors’ shops, and those who work upon women's underclothing for the fancy stores —arc the worst pai l of ail. Stories have been printed within the last fortnight to the effect tlint women work for yearn at a time at less than 50c a day, sew ing from early morning until long after dark at night, and the statistics collected by Miss Van JStten and some of yie agents em ployed by her, show that the wages received by more than 15.090 women who sew in their homes, do not average more than $4 a #eek the year round for the hardest of hard work. Several times thp leaders in labor move ments have undertaken to flml a remedy for the low wages paid to the sewing-women, and the only suggestion toward a solution has been to take such work entirely out of lire tenements and concentrate it in large shops. This has been done with the cigar makers, who are now forbidden by law to do work in their tenements. So long as women take work to their homes it is hard for any urion.to find out exactly what they were paid; the women who do such work are usually very ignorant aud refuse to spend the little tune aud the few pennies which it would be ueoessarv to give in order to organize a working union. That much suffering does actually exist among these people is unquestionable, and the many sug festions toward an improvement seems to ave resulted in nothing practical. Almost periodically the matter is “written up’ in some newspaper, and it is pointed out again t.iat the life of a family subsisting upon less than $4 a week cannot be either a healthful or a pleasant one. The fact that the vast quautitips of men’s clothing and women's underclothing are made in the living rooms of the very poorest people, clan quarter-., where cooking, working, eating and sleep ing go on. where children are roared an i people die, has more than once suggested the jioviibiiity of the spread of contagious dis ease through clothing which comes from these places. Work is not susjiended be cause scarlet fever or other contagious dis ease is among the children, the beds are often made up of piles of clothing in dif ferent stages of preparation for the shops to which they go. This is one danger of work in the tenements which the law might consider. Several employers of large numbers of work-people were asked as to what possible stops sewing-women might take in order to obtain better pay. Not one of the persons questioned denied that the condition of both men anti women, and even children, in the tenements where cheap sewing is the occu pation, is miserable iti the extreme. One manufacturer of cheap clothing said: “I often go among the tenements of Es sex street to see the people who do my work, and I.confess that it is a heartrend ing sight, especially the sight of the unfor tunate children who seem to. survive only by miracle; to tell the truth, the life before them, when they do grow up, is scarcely worth living for. I can cite scores of fami lies in which the sewing-machine humsfrom 6 o’clock in the morning until 9or 10 o’clock at night; hi which every member of the family more than six year's old works hard; in which anything but the coarsest of food is unknown; 111 winch rest and recrea tion are equally unknown. Sundays and week days there is the same unending drudgery carried on at. a speed which ex haus s the workers. These people drop off to sleep at 9 o’clock and stop work simply because they can work no longer. The world of children brought up in the dens is a pretty dismal one, as may be imagined, and the only hope for them is that the laws may send them to school, and open a way of escape.’’ Perhaps the most effective way in which women can be helped to helptheinselvos, de vised so far in New York, has been through the clubs for workingwomen, which now ex ist in a dozen different parts of the city. In order to help women to better wages they must do something better than plain sew ing, in which business the competition makes the case hopeless. The girl who wants to make better wages must do better work in one of the many branches of in dustry open to wtimch. These clubs not only aim to help gilds to get work by koep ing records of vacancies, but they afford opportunities - for improving and instruction at nominal cost. Lessons are given in the evenings, lectures upon ail sorts of topics are delivered, and the mem ber who does not rise to something better than common drudgery must be dull in deed. but such' clubs cannot affect the wages paid for the commonest kind of sow ing. And, inevitably, instances in which, owing to sickness, incompetence, or misfor tune, women work bard for barely sufficient money to keep body arid soul together, will continue to bo brought to the notice of charitable persons. POISON OAK. A Plaprue for 25 Years, But Cured by the Use of Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium. Dear Sir-—ln 1861 f broke out with an attack of Poison Oak. Whet her or not it came back on 1110 (luring the next three or four years I do not remember, but from aho.it 1865 to )BR"> I suffered most severely from repeated attacks of this . eruption. The use of some external remedies rave a relief—''twos only tem porary-till in 18711 t found that lodide of Potassium and Bvriip of Sarsaparilla benefited me not a little. However, even then I was not cured, for from 1881! to 1885 the attacks were more severe, pro lougeil and frequent than ever, coming upon me as many as four, and even live times (hiring the year. In the spring of 1885 I took a course of P: P. P., and from t at time I have I teen free from eruptions of this p lison. Only once, early in this mouth, a few humps ap peared on my wrists, but dried up In a day or two. being the dying throes, as it were, of this horrid and loathsome dis ease. After being plagued for about twenty-liveyears wituT’oison Oak 1 con sider myself cured, and by the use of about one bottle of P. P. P. D. WATSON WINN. Rev. Mr. Winn is rector of Grace church, Waycross, Oa., and adds his indorsement to the curative jxiwers of P. P. P. Take P. P. P. and gain flesh and strength rapidly. It gives ufcreased appetite, aids digestion and restores jierfect health. It is sold in two since, |1 and $1 75, and is the cheapest as well as the beet Blood Remedy made. For sale bv all medicine dealers. Du. Whitbhkad can be consulted daily at the office of the Company, Odd Fellows’ Hall building, irithovt charge. Prescrip tions and examination free. All inquiries by mail will also receive his peraonal atten tion. THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1887. CHEAP ADVERTISING. ONE CENTRA WORD. A D VER TTSEiJEFTS, 15 Word* or more, in this column inserted for ONE CENT .4 H OAD, Cash in Advance, each insertion. Everybody who has any leant to supply, anything to buy or sell, any business or accommodation sto seen re; indeed,a ny wish to gratify, should advertise in this column. HELP WANTED, Y\r ANTED—Young Man or Boy to take care lt of horses. Charlton street lane and Bull street. \\T ANTED—A first-class white Cook. Apply ‘ r at 50 South Broad street, corner Haber sham. \\T ANTED—A good Butler. Apply at MER- I V CHANT’S NATION \l. HANK. \V T ANTED, a traveling salesman; one who * has had experience. Address, giving refer; enee and stating experience, I‘. O. Box US.. SALESMEN.— Wanted, five traveling sales men; salary and exiieusee; no experience necessary. Address, with stamp, PALMER & CO., Winona, Minn. 1 EMPLOYMENT WANTED. BOOKKEEPER, double entry, with twenty years eXDerienee and first-class testimo nials. will be open for an engagement January Ist. Address for two days. (!. 11. Morning News. AY T ANTED—By thoroughly experienced dress- V v maker, work by day at ladies’ own resi dence; perfect cut anil fit guaranteed. 03 Har ris street. \\7 ANTED, a position by a young man in “ office or outside work; am a practical bookkeejxir and shipping clerk; can furnish best of reference. Address A. S. D.. News office. MISt ELLAN EOCS WANTS. AATANTED—At One Dollar Each, Confederate > t Local Postage Si amps. issued by leading poWofflres in 1861. Will buy also all kinds com mon Confederate stamps for cash Send con signments to J. B. COHEN. 234 King street, Charleston, S. C. Highest references. ROOMS TO RENT. I /OR RENT—Two rooms, furnished or unfur nisbed, with or without attendance, with bath-room attached; terms woiterate. 63 Har ris street. • ROOMS TO RENT—-Several desirable rooms, water, on second floor. Apply at 49 Con gress street. I/OR RENT, two floors, containing eight rooms I and bath room, over my store northeast corner of Broughton and Barnard streets; pos session given Nov. Ist. Apply to JO C. THOMP SON, Grocer. HOUSES AND STORES TOR RENT. P/OR RENT—Five-room house, with bath and ' water. Two from'Gwinnett on Montgom ery street. I/O K RENT, two-story house on Gordon street, east of Price. Apply to R. D. GCERARD, com- r of Atiercoru and McDonough streets. FiOR RENT, house on northwest corner Mont gomery and Taylor streets. Apply to W. H DOONER, third house north. I [TOR RENT, 416 Jones street, house in thor ough repair LD. LaROCHE'S SONS. I /OR RENT,—The brick residence 165 Gaston ' street, now occupied by John T. Ronan, Esq. Apply to J. R. DILLON, Clerk C. C. C , Court House. I /OR RENT—Store occupied by John Woelt ’ jen &. Bro., corner Jefferson and Berrien streets; possession given Jan. 1, 188S. HAMP TON L. FKRRILL, Court House. t/OR RENT, from Oct. Ist. splendid store No. ' 87 Bay street, situate in Hutchison's Block, next to comer of Abercoru: has splendid cellar and is splendid stand for any business; second and third stories can be rented if desired. A. R. LAWTON, Jr., 114 Bryan street. TY> H H EXT ~M I St' KLL A N K<) F s. (NOR RENT, for one or more years, that valu able Rice Plantation, known as “Cowrie,” on Argyle island, Savannah river, Georgia, con laintag'6ooacres, more or less, of rice laud, all under culture, with banks, trunks and ditches, in good condition. This tract is in c implcte or der. a selection of about 400 acres having been planted each year for the last ten years. On the place is a steam thresher, upon which extensive improvements w-ere made this year, also a resi dence, and some ten to eleven well limit double houses for negroes; likewise it is a good locality for a country store, which has been on tbe place during many years past. For terms, etc., ap ply to HENRY E. YOUNG.Trustee. Charleston, S. C-: WM. NEYLE HABEKBIIAM, ESQ., Sa vannah, Ga. EOIt HALE. 1/OR SAl.E—Bakery Wagon. Harness and I Bread Business. Ood opening for young beginner. Address M. 0., Morning News. FNOR SALE, laths, Shin pes. Flooring, Ceiling, Weatherboarding ami Framing Lumber. Office and yard Taylor and Fast liroast streets. Telephone No. 211. REPPARD & CO. J/OR SALE, Splendid salt water river-front building lots, ami ftve-aore farm lots with river privileges, at ROSEDEW; building lots in Savannah, near East Broad /uni Sixth streets, and in Eastland; several good farm lots near White Bluff, on shell road. Appiy to Dr. FAL LIGANT, 151 South Broad street from 9 to 10 A, n. LOST. I OST—Sunday night on Congress street, he j tween Bull and Drayton streets, GOLD BRACELET. Suitable reward for its return to 101 Bay street, basement, . STILL MISSING.-Three bound volumes of the Mokm.no News are still missiug, namely those of July to December, 1860. July to December, 1801. July to December, 1802. I have every reason to think that these IxvokS are in the possession of parties in this city, and therefore repeat my offor of $lO apiece for their return to the Morning News office. J. 11. ESTILL. PHOTOGRAPHY. J/INIT cabinet photographs A SPECIALTY. J. N. WIIEON. 21 Bull street. nKRMES & ROBINSON’S Excelsior Photo graphs still ahead: also, fine Life-size Oil Paintings in handsome frames, together with one dozen Cabinet Photographs, sls. Every de scription and size of picture made. Come and see us; we will surprise you. N. B.—We have a beautiful picture ot the Confederate Generals: elegant and unique hi design; cheap: come and see tiiem. 177 Congress street. Savannah, Ga. HOARDING. BOARDING— No. 13 Aberrom street, corner of St. Julian. Handsomely furnished rooms, with excellent bourd; term, moderate. Also table booivl. - TITANTED -Three gentlemen for large room \\ and board at S2O each per month. Ad dress 8., care this office. (1 oTO 200 South Broad street for choice J rooms and excellent board. Location de lightful and convenient. MISCELLANEOUS. T'HK Episcopal Orphans’ Home has received a Christmas dountion of $26.81 from Mr. John I. Sullivan, 119 Bryan street, for which they return thanks. (v ARDENING.-I am prepared to attend aud Jf i a y out tlower gardens in the most ap proved art istic styles. 1 guarantee all my work Plants, Bulbs, Shrubs, etc., partlos ma, desire to nurchas*'. I will attend to and warrant the lame. JOHN VOLLMAR, Practical Florist, No, 12 Stewart si rqet, City. FADIES ARE OFFERED embroidery needle j work at tueir own homes (town or country! bv a wholesale house: profitable; genuine; good lay rau bemaue; everything furnishedi partlcu. lars free Address AllTlS'rtC NEEDLEWORK CO., 135 Eighth street. New York City. (4 ALL and examine our Oil Heating Stove. j Econontistand Excelsior for 43. st OORN- M'ELbACIHP.HAN. lb. Broughton street fryjY TRt NKS, Goat Harness. I.np Robe*. 1 Horse Blanket! aod great injf tea emt Conges, at NUDI.INUP.KA IU BUN'S. miscellaneous. HAVE you- tried the Superior Chocolate Cream and Marshmallow Drops at HEIDT’S? Equal to auy high-priced. | A CENTS a box for HEIDT'S Celebrated 111 Cough Drops. Everybody recommends them. C'AMPHOR ICE, Cold Cream. Vaseline aud ) Purified Suet at G. M HKIPT £ CO.’S LUDDEN <fe BATES S. M. 11. to to Si A* our Christmas Pale of Pianos and Organs proved a success far In excess of our most hope ful anticipations, and the inclement weather prevailing during last week prevented irany at tending, we throw open our warerooms aod golden opportunities to the public for the pres ent week. PIANOS of all the leading makers, namely, CnicKKßtxo, Mason and Hamlin, Mathpshek. Hunt & Cos.. and Arion. all of which are well and favorahly known—too much so to need any praise at our hands—and richly worth t heir respective prices, which, by the way, are lower, quo lily considered, than those of other and inferior makes. We also have ORGANS • of the following celebrated makes: Makox & Hamlin, Packard Orchestral. Rnd Bax State. All of these instruments are sold under a six years' guarantee. Thousands sold and every body satisfied Biggest kind of inducements to purchasers, some of which ais Best Instruments, Lowest Prices & Easiest Terms. Look thp field all over carefully aud then give us a call and it will not require any pointed argu ments to convince you t hat it is to your interest to make your purchase at the old reliable Ijoddw b Jjates Southern ||usi6 JJonse. WATCHES AND JEWELRY'” Maas Presents. y HAVE the finest selection of Ladies' and Gentlemen's GOLD WATCHES of the best makes. Also the prettiest in FINE JEWELRY, as Ladies’ Diamonds, sets of Ear ings, Lace Pins, Diamond Finger Rings, Brace lets, Watch Chains, etc.; Gold-headed Canes and Umbrellas, Fine French Clocks, at extraordi nary low prices. Finest Silverware, Gold Spec tacles, and numerous pretty things appropriate for holiday presents. Desbouillons' Jewelry Store, i/ 31 Bull Street. XIVLA.S la fast approaching and everybody is on tba qui vive to buy and to receive HOLIDAY PRESENTS. NOW is the time to make selections. I would, therefore, extend n cf>cctial invitation to my friends and the public to call curly and ex amine niy very large and well assorted stock of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Solid Silver and Plated Ware, Which for variety, design, quality and prices cannot be surpassed anywhere. All goods sold warranted as represented. J*. HE. KOCH (Lyons’ Block), 2246 Whitaker HARDWARE, ETC. CTJTLERY! Rodgers’ Carvers in Sets. Rodgers’ Carvers in Cases. Rodgers’ Ivory Table Knives. A Large Stock of POCKET CUTTLERY Ladies’ Scissors in Cases. Ladies’ Scissors that will not Rust. FOR SALE BY ____ Palmer Bros 148 and ISO Congress St. " 1 11111 1 " ■ ■■L ,| g 80 AP. SOAPS ! SOAPS ! PEARS', RIEGER'S. COLGATE'S. CLEAV KR'S, EECKELAER’B. BAYLKY’S, LU BIN'S. PEMBLE'S MEDICATED just received at BUTLER’S PHARMACY. IRON RIPE. ISMS IRON PIPE. EQUAL TO GALVANIZED PIPE, AT MUCH LESS PRICE. J. D. WEED & CO. ~ 'BRICK! E. D. Warns. I. N. Stanley. J. E. Brio; ECntahlished. ISTVI. Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Brick Works. EDWARD D. WHITE 4 CO Manufacturers of nay Reton*, Fire Brick, Tlie. etc., and dealer* in Fire Clay, l ire Sand. Ground Fire Brick, Fire Mortar. Manufactory: Van Dyke. Elizabeth. Partition and Richard street*. Office: 68 Van Dyke #irvet. Brooklyn, N, X. GROCERIES AND LIQUORS. Dill® THE GROCER. j HEADQUARTERS FOR CHOICE OLD WINES AND LIQUORS. 21 Whitaker Street, SAVANNAH, (SA. COTTON SUED WANTED. 000,000 !! BUSHELS OF Cotton Seed STII-iL WANTED BY Southern Cotton Oil Cos. —AT Savannah, Ga. WHITE for Special Prices for Seed. WUI EXCHANGE MEAL AND FERTILIZERS FOR SEED HOLIDAY GOODS. Holiday Goods Loose Jelly, Preserves, Ap ple Butter, Cranberry Sauce, and Mincemeat. New Citron,Currants,French and Turkish Prunes, Figs, Raisins and Prunelles. Weisbaden Preserves and Melange Selected Mixed Nuts 7 pounds for $ 1. Hirsch Bros. 21 BARNARD STREET. Xmas G-oods. r |''UE finest line of Plush Cones tu the city, 1 consisting of Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, Dressing Oases, Manicure Sets. Shaving et, etc. Also, a line of beautiful Vases. Visit ing Card Oases, Wriling Tablets. Perfume Baskets, Odor Cases. Cut Glass Bottles, Perfum ery, ere. nt Ij. C. Htrong's Drugstore, corner Bull and Perry street lane. HECKER’S FLOUR. WINTER COMPANIONS, MUFFINS, FRITTERS, WAF FLES AND GRIDDLE CAKES. The Liohtest. Most Deuciovs and Best of these can lie obtained only by the use of Heeker’s Self-Raising Griddle Cake Floor. Don’t use any other. Ask your Grocer for a package and sec for yourself what a good thing it Is. FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. SADDLER V, ETC. McRLASHAN SADDLERY CO. 187 BROUGHTON ST., UNDER TURNER HALL, MAKUFACTURERS a DEALERS IN AIX KINDS Or Saddlery, Harness, lips, HORSE CLOTHING, ETC. • A FULL LINE OF Scotch. Irish and Concord Team Collars. We will duplicate any Northern or Western bill of hand made Harness, and warrant satis faction. Trunks Covered, Harness and Saddles Repaired, and first rate workmanship guaran teed. Cotne And Kee us and give us a trial. PRINTING, ETC. i' i" T"i ii !*rrr The MORNING NEWS Prink Jal Ing Houso (Job Departments) lias atided a large stock of Wedding Stationery, and prints and , a Lithographs Invitations, / Cards, etc., In the -• 1 latest styles. / tßeddincj | J v : I r Indications! wmmmm Part kw contemplating Uk- *** in# thin important HW.p in lifo % Brig r cup**'t fully •oliciUd to cull on or a4f\r*'ti v MORNING NEWS PRINTING HOUSE, 111 " Moraine A'ws Building, Sdvnnnifi, ffa. a Bull and Party Stationary. V**Uln*f Card*, and oitwr Wac v-urk. either priiiie<l or cnaravri at fh' shortest oetk** TOYS. iiMy MAMMOTH Toy&HolidayGeodsllouse. PLATSHEK’S, 138 Broughton St., Caterers to the people, announces that their Holiday Goods Opening has begun since Dec. 7th, which has been and will continue a Grand Success, all to the reason of having the Largest Variety, the Richest Selec tion, and the Lowest Prices in this city. ACKNOWLEDGED LEADERS IN FLUSH ROODS. lA<lie’ and Infanta' Plunb Toilet Caaea, Otenta' Shaving Oases, M&niouren, Smoking Sets, Fitted Oard Boxes, Fitted Oases of Standard Silver ware, Match Safes, Glove, Handkerchief and Fan Oases, (Niff and Collar Boxes. Work Boxes, .Imwol Cmm, Odor Standi, Whisk Broom Cases, Photograph and Autograph Albums, Portfolios, Music Kofis. Cushion and Bottle Sets, Etc., Etc. SATIN NOVELTIES Perfumed Sachets. I'm Cushions, Cushion and Bolster Sets, Etc., Etc. ELEGANT PRESENTS IN LADIES’, MISSES’ AND CHILDREN’S CLOAKS ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS of other Suitable Holiday Gift*, besides WE OFFER YOU The Lowest Legitimate Price ! The Politest Attention! Most Thorough Satisfaction’ And the Best Selected Stock! CALL AND SEE US! P. S.~Country orders filled with care and promptness. Gnoda packed with rare. Liberal allowances on orders for churches and charit able institutions. Corresrs.ildeuce solicited KURNISniNG GOODS. FINE HATS, Skirts mi Neckwear. THE MOST ELEGANT LINE OF SCARFS EVER SHOWN IN THIS CITY -CONSIST ING OF FOUR-IN-HANDS AND TECKS-MADE UP IN FINE GROS GRAIN AND WATERED SILKS. Silk Mufflers and Handkerchiefs in beautiful patterns. DENT’S FINK KID GLOVES, plain and etnbroldere 1. CHILDREN’S KID AND FUR TOP Gloves. SMOKING JACKETS-new and stylish. Lyons’ Flue Umbrellas—ir. Silk and Gloria Cloth— Gold and Silver Heads. Men’s Shaving Cases and Dressing Cases.! Our New Pique Frodt and Embroidered. Full Dress Shirts, and Eelegant evening colors, in Kids, and White Lawn Ties. Camels Hair Underwear, and Chamoia Skin Jacket#—A ir Pillow sand Rubber Coats in varie ty. Everything Stylish—and good quality. At LaFAR’S 29 Bull Street. FRUIT AMD GROCERIES. Xmas Presents. Fine Florida Oranges. Apples, Cocoanuts, etc. Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran, etc., in car loads or less, at lowest prices. Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage,etc. , Peanuts, Peas, Stock Feed, etc. AT T. P. BOND & CO.’S, IK BAY STREET. b a,na,na,s. rnn BUNCHES CHOICE YELLOW and RED t)UU BANANAS. 5,000 COCOANUTS. APPLES, ORANGES, NUTS, RAISINS, etc. Freeh Bananas received every ten days. Coun try orders solicited. A. H. CHAMPION. NEW YEAR’S FINE FLORIDA ORANGES-The Best Shipping Stock for New Year Presents. 500 Btisliels PRIME CLAY, SPECKLED, RED P.IPPER and BLACK-EYE PEAS.. FANCY NEW CROP MESSINA LEMONS. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, Hay and Grain. I.Arge buyers of Grain and Hay miss it if they fail to MM* us before buying. W. D. SIMKINS & CO., ieo BAY, FAINTS AND OILS. JOHN G. BUTLER, WHITE LEADS, COLORS. OILS, GLASS, VARNISH. ETCu READY MIXED PAINTS: RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL SUPPLIES. SASHES, DOORS, BLINDS AND BUILDERS’ HARDWARE. Sole Agent for GEORGIA IJMK, CALCINED bLASTER, CE MENT, HAIR and LAND PLASTER. 6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia. COFFEE! ■pRERH ROASTED RIO, MOCHA AND JAVA Coffee* ;*U*o. the Celebrated Mandarin Brand £i/i ssa*. u at UU.BUU & cv. AUCTION SALES TO-DAY. DOMESTIC SEWING MACBINE, Etc. BY J. McIAUGHLIN £ SON. THIS DAY at 11 o’clock. Two Parlor Seta, t Bed-room Set, Bnrsoua. ' Tmini, Tablos, Stove*, Sideboard, Dizain# Table. Marble Top Table*, Moas Mattresses, Bedrteada. lillowa, an Earth Closet. Wardrobe, Castors, Secretary, Dining: Chairs, Picture*. Engraving*, Pin no Stool, China, Crockery. Glaesware, Tin* war.*, 1 Office Safe, 1 Platform Scales. —Amo— One Burarv Harness, Domestic Sewing Ma chine. co*t Two Cases agars. Must be sold, 1 Case ('tears AHK. AUCTION BALES PUTCRE DAYST Valuable Property IN CRAWFORD WARD. C. H. DORSETT, Auctioneer, Will offer at. the Court House on TUESDAY. January Bd, 1888, during the usual hours Of ■ale, The eastern half of lot No. 36 Crawford ward, and the improvements, conniving of two large two and one-half story on brick basement dwell ings. with metal roof, situated on the south aide of McDonough street, between Price and Hous ton The said lot runs through from McDonough to Perry street, fronting about forty five feet on McDonough. Thin propert yis convenient to tbs S., F. and W. Railway, and the mills In the eastern part of town, and has beSn occupied by tho same tenants for a number of years CIGAR STORE FOR SALE. C. H. DORSETT, Auctioneer, Will sell on FRIDAY, 50th iust., at 11 a. if., at the comer of Whitaker and President streets, under Metropolitan Hall, The contents of said store, consisting of Cigars, Tobacco, Show Cases. Counters, Pic tures. Pipes, Handsome Mirror, etc., etc. If desired, the stock cau he bought as a whets and the stand rented. MULES AT AUCTION. C. H. DORSETT Auctioneer. Wiil sell at public outcry on WEDNESDAY, January 4th, 1866, at 11 o'clock a. k., at Cot s stable, on West Broad and South Broad. Ten head of TEXAS MULES, ordered sold for account of V. concerned, without reserve. TWO ELEGANT RESIDENCES FOR SALE. C. H. Dorset!, Auctioneer. Will offer at the Court House on TUESDAY, January 3d, IH during the usual hours of sale, unless sold previously at private sale. Those two large, airy and splendidly located residences, known as Nos. 137 and 138 Perry street, between Bud and Whitaker streets, upon lot No. 40, 3rown ward. Those houses are well built. furu.sßod In good style with oil the mod ern conveniences; large and airy rooms, with good outbuildings. The location, uear Chippewa square, convenient to Theatre, Churches, Schools and Cars, cannot lie excelled. The cost of taxes (lots fee simple), State, County and City, and Water Rent, Is less than 8300 p*r annum. Tbe houses will be sold separately, upon very easy terms, to-wit: one-third cash, one-third in one year, and one-third in two years. Interest at 7 per cent, and bond for titles 1 1 " " ■■■■■■■ ■■■ ■■..'...jj i MJ i^| uabdwahl. EDWARD LOVELL & SONS, DEALERS Of Parker and Colt’s Breech Loading Guns. Brass and Paper Shells. Hunting Coats, etc. Chamberlin Loaded Shells. ' 1 ' .. J. 11 i-1. I GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. A. B. HULL, Agent Hazard Powder Cos., WHOLESALE DEALER IK— FLOUR, HAY,GRA,N, RICE, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES MILL STUFFS Of all ldnda Genuine TEXAS RED RUST PH< X>F SEED OATS. Special prices carload lots HAY and GRAIN. Prompt attention given all orders and satis faction guaranteed. OFFICE, r, ARERCORN STREET. WAREHOUSE, NO. 4 WAPLEY STREET, ON LINE CENTRAL RAILROAD. PETITIONS Foil I INCORPORATION. O TATE OF GEORGIA, Chatham Comrrr.—To kt the Superior Court of said county: The petition of tbe TYLER COTTON PRESS COMPANY OK SAVANNAH, a corporation duly incorporated under the law* of tUe Statn respectfully shows: That tbe said corporation was duly created anti mode a body politic and corporate by an order of this honorable court passed on tbe thirteenth day of January, 186s, as will more fully appear by reference to the proceeding* of sulci Superior Court of the date aforesaid And your petitioner further shows that its charter was amended by t.,i* honorable court by an order passed on the eighth day of February. I*4. as will more fully appear by reference to said order of tile and of record in the minutes oC this court of the date last, aforesaid. And your petitioner further shows that under tbe statutes of this State and by the terms eg tbe order creating It a body politic and corpo rate, its corporate existence was limited to the period of twenty years, with the privilege of re uewu. ; and that the said period of twenty years will expire hv limitation on tbe thirteenth day of January, 1888. And your petitioner desiree that Its said char ter as amended may be renewed for a further j.eriod of t verity years from tho expiration of the time limited in the original grant of Its said charter, with all the rights, fmnehises,privilegee. powers and incidents conferred by its said char ter and the stud amendment, thereto. Wherefore your petitioner prays that an or der shall i passed to renew and continue in force for twenty years from the expiration of the tin-o limited tor the corporate existence of your petitioner, with ail tbe rights, privileges, franchises and powers iu said charter and tha add amendment thereto contained. And your petitioner will ever pray. etc. J. ft. BAUBSY, Attorney for Petitioner. STATE OF GEORGIA, Chatham Cocrrrr, Clerk’s Office, Superior Court.—l, JAMES K. P. CARR, Clerk of said Superior Court, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the petition tor renewal of charter filed in office and re corded on this the 30th day of November, A. D. 1887. JAMES K. P. CARR, iriXALj Clerk S L C._C._C 1 _ I,EGA L NOTIC KS. ~ fx EORGIA .—Chatham Oolktt.—Notice la \ T hereby given to all persons having demands against BARNARD R. BEE, deceased, to pre sent them to us properly made out within the time prescribed hy law. so as to show their character and amount: and oil persona indebted to said deceased are hereby required to moke immediate payment to us. ’ RANDOLPH AXSON, J AMBS J. KoOOWAN, of U will of B. & W. 3