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A SEASON OF MYSTERIES.
PERSON come and go in an ASTOUNDING MANNER. The Amazing Experience of Henry M. Hurd the Day He Was to Have Been Married - Chloroformed and Kid naped in Broad Daylight on a Popu ' lous street—Released by His Captors - His Marriage Celebrated. Prom the Chicaoo Tribune. The experience of Henry M. Hurd the day set for his wedding—Monday—would make an excellent chapter for a sensational story. Dora Washburne is a plump and most j leasing widow of 30, who keeps a neat and respectable boarding-house at No. 75 West Nineteenth street. Home time ago she re ceived anew boarder in Henry M. Hurd, an intelligent and thrifty widower of pleasing appearance and maimer, and it was not long before the boarder and landlady were on terms of friendship. He proposed, was accepted and the marriage was fixed for the day after Christ mas. Mr. Hurd, who is a woodworker, 4"> years old, hail in tiie meantime got out of employment, but not at all discouraged he went to the Marriage License Clerk last Thursday and procured a license. The hour fixed for the wedding was 6:30 p. m., and . very preparation was made for a neat but quiet wedding. Bridemaids and grooms men were engaged, and the Rev. Joseph Odgers of the Halsted Street Methodist Epis copal Church was instructed to be present. Monday morning arrived, and, after a chat at breakfast with his prospective bride, Hurd (licked up a copy of the Tribune and began o l ead it, His eye wandered to the adver tising columns, where he noticed the fol lowing "ad”: IVANTED, foreman; must have first class \\ record; special knowledge of the business not required. Address, by letter only, CHICA GO RETORT AND FIRE-BRICK COMPANY, Room 45, Clark and La Salle streets. An idea struck Hurd. It would boa joy ful surprise if on his wedding day he could get a good situation. Ho carefully folded the paper, and after placing it in his pocket remarked: “Dora, I’m going to take a run down town. Here’s an “ad.” for a foreman; and I think I’ll go down and answer in person ” With that lie put on his overcoat and left the house. That was the last she saw of him that day. Six o’clock arrived, guests present, the wedding supper was in readi ness—yet no groom. AVhat could lie the matter? “Perhaps he had been murdered” —“become insane” —“got lost!” These and many other speculations were indulged in. Eight o’clock struck, and still no bride groom. The guests were dismissed. Two of the boarders went to the Canalport Avenue Police Htation, where they gave a description of the missing man. “Probably gone off on a ‘tear,’” mut tered the Desk Sergeant as he scribbled down: “Forty-five; medium build; bald; gray hair and moustache; light coat with checked suit.” in the meantime Hurd was undergoing a thrilling experience. When he left the boarding-house he went down La Salle slreet, where he took out his paper to again look at the address. For the first time he noticed the words “Address by letter only,” and when he saw “Room 45, Clark and la Salle streets,” he was puzzled. The lat ter was really a typographical error, and should be “Forty-fifth, between Clark and La Salle.” It was about 10 o’clock when Hurd noticed the peculiarities of the “ad,” and he decided to walk about a bit, in the meantime looking out for a job. He wander ed down State street a short distance, and finally made up his mind to go home. He boarded a cable-car, intending to cross the Twenty-second street bridge and go home that wav. He got off at Twenty-second street and walked slowly toward the river, his mind busily engaged in picturing his hap piness when Mrs. Dora Washburne would Become Mrs. Hurd. Suddenly, and without any warning, he was seized from behind and his hands pinioned. A hand covered his mouth so that an outcry was impossi ble, and at the same instant a rag saturated with chloroform was thrust under his nose. In a few moments Hurd was insensible, but he has a dim —very dim —recollection of what was done with him. Twenty-second street, generally lonely, was that Monday morning deserted. Hurd was dragged to a neighboring alley and thrust into a carriage. What became of him then he does not recollect, but when he recovered consciousness he found himself in bed with his clothes on. He was as if in a dream. The gas jet above him was burning dimly. The little room seemed pretty well fur nished. He heard voices in a room adjoin ing, and soon a couple of men entered. Htird was too dazed to be able to see then faces, but he heard one of them whisper in his ear: “Be still. Don’t stir, on your life.” He remained perfectly quiet, and the men left the room. Two or three hours passed. Then he heard a heavy step in the hallway and a door slam. Then followed a conver sation between three men. The voices drew nearer and nearer, and suddenly the door leading into the little bedroom was thrown open and three men of medium height, each with a black cloth mask on his face, stood beside the bed. One of them, evidently the new comer, stooped over Hurd, and after peering into his face exclaimed angrily: “That isn’t the man. You’ve got the wrong party!” * The trio then adjourned to an adjoining room, where an animated discussion took place. The dispute iasted an hour or two, when the men. re-entered the bedroom and a handkerchief over Hurd's eyes. Ho was taken down a flight of stairs and placed in a carriage. After a long ride the vehicle stopped and the men who had accompanied him assisted the unhappy bridegroom to alight.. He was walked lorward a short distance, and then the party halted. The bandage was removed from the prison er’s eyes and he was told to remain perfectly Will. A moment passed and Hurd turned around to see two forms enter the carriage, the driver to whip his horses, and the car riage disappear in the dense darkness that gathers before dawn. The mystified Hurd looked around and found he was on the Lke Front near Randolph street, just off Michigan avenue. His head was still throb bing from the effects of the drug adminis tered to him on Twenty-second street, but a few strides in the cool air revived him. He crossed Michigan avenue and Dearborn Park, jumped aboard the first Halsted street car, and rode home. It was between 5 and 6 o’clock when he reached the boarding-house, and in answer to his heavy pounding Mrs. Washburne opened the door. When she saw who it was she threw her arms about his neck and wept for joy. By this time all the boarders had been aroused, and they listened with astonishment to the story of his experiences. Hurd added that he recognized no faces, could not locate the house in which he was imprisoned— not even the part of the city it was in—nor could he tell within several blocks whereabouts on Twenty-second street he was chloroformed. In fact, the drug hail so affected him that he kne w he hud not been dreaming only by hfa splitting headache, pain in the stomach, and the un wertded bride that stood before him. He added that, as he wasn’t a drinking man, his experience was not due to liquor. Who the three mysterious men wore, whom they wanted to kidnap, and why they want ed to do so will probably never be answered, i Hurd does not care who they are. The inci dent that made the greatest impression on him was his getting away; for the rest he cares little. After telling his story to his bride he had breakfast, and after that ho went out, and found the Rev. Mr. Odgers, with whom he returned to the house. The boarders gathered around, the ceremony was performed, and for the rest ot the day there were festivities in Mrs. Hurd’s houso. No trouble to swallow Dr. Pierce’s Pel lets. A 3.5 c. Children’s Undershirt for 10c. at Weisbein’g. I SOME MINING CELEBRITIES. Men who Have Made Fortunes from Small Beginnings New Yop.ii, Dec. 31.—The other day I noticed a brisk, quick-spoken man, of about the medium height, giving directions con cerning storm doors and other matters in the great Mills building at Broad steet. He might have been taken for the proprietor of a stage line in an inland town, dressed up a little for Sunday. That is rather an odd idea. The man is Darius O. Mills. He used to drive a hack in a Hudson river town. Now he is worth ten millions. There is a touch of the hack driver about him still; something of the gruffness of the Union Square jehu, without the bulbous nose, the fiery face, and the disposition to cheat. The sight of this unpretending millionaire in a short coat, a derby hat and one hand in his pocket, quietly giving directions about his three-inillion-dollar building, recalled the fact that he was only one of a number whom th • precious metal of the West had enormously enriched, and most of whom have eventually found them way to New York. Mr. Mills at one time kept a tavern in a Hudson river town. He went to California in 1847, by way of Cape Horn, and after narrowly escaping shipwreck, arrived at San Francisco, where with his brother he opened a store, sold the goods which they had brought with them at fabulous prices, gradually enlarged his business, engaged in mining and banking, became associated with Ralston in the famous Bank of Cali fornia, and on the death of that daring financier succeeded him as President of the bank. He came to New York worth three or four millions, made several millions more in a lucky deal in Lake Shore, and has since further” increased his fortune in various ventures. He bought Henry Villard’s house on Madison avenue, and presented it to his daughter, the wife of Jacob Whiteiaw Reid. He paid $350,000 for it, and such a princely gift illustrates the fact that under a somewhat, rough exterior there is the warm heart of a thorough man and a true father. A report, which st rangely enough was not contradicted in the proper quarter, credited the son-in law with this splendid purchase; but the honor belongs to the man who, from the humblest beginnings, has worked his way up to colossal wealth, has never changed his name, nor shown any of that snobbery which would ignore the humble origin and the struggle upward from a much lower round of the ladder. Senator Jones is often seen in New York. He had a hard run of luck, partly through unsuccessful railroad enterprises, and sank rather low in the estimation of many from a supposed connection with rather dubious mining enterprises. Within a year or two, however, through the assistance of John W. Mackey, he has pulled himself together and is now understood to be once more wealthy, though not nearly so much so as at one time in his bustling career. When here John W. Mackey conducts himself very quietly. He goes to the New York office of the Nevada Bank on Wall street, a little below the custom house, at 10 in the morning and leaves at 3 in the afternoon. He is a commonplace man with great tenacity of will, which stood him in good stead in the old days when he was searching at enormous expense and in face of the most discouraging obstacles for the famous Comstock lode that shamed in its fabulous wealth the wonders of a Pei-sian tale. One of the most graceful acts of his life was one that is little known. The late Ned Adams, the actor, found himself in San Francisco after an unsuccessful trip to Australia, ill and nearly destitute. Adams was one of those grown children of the stage, men of generous lives, friends to everybody but themselves, and never thinking of the rainy day to come. The lamented John McCullough knew Mr. Mackey well and mentioned Ned Adams’ unhappy circum stances to him. Mr. Mackey, though a stranger to him, sent the unfortunate actor a check for $5,000 accompanied by a letter, showing the bonanza millionaire to be a natural gentleman,endowed with a womanly delicacy and knightly generosity. Poor Ned Adams cried like a child over the letter. The princely gift was a godsend to a desti tute man, broken in health and with only a short period of life remaining; but he was a man who would value such a letter quite as much as the relief it contained, and there after he always slept with it under his pil low. He read it to a hundred friends, and kept it as a precious memento. After his death it was found near him, worn with creases and stained with his tears. When Mr. Mackey learned of these circumstances some years later he was i ot a little affected, and remarked: “Poor fellow, I wish 1 had given him SIO,OOO. Such an incident is like a golden thread in the narrative of his strange career. There are a number of other mining celeb rities to be seen in Wall street or on Fifth avenue. John W. Shaw is one. He is now president of the Colorado & Hocking Valley Company and a director in the Pacific Mail. He is worth three or four millions, owns a tine trotting mare, likes fast horses and is a great poker player. He has just won a great victor}- over some of his opponents formerly in control of the Hocking Valley Company, who papered the country with stock irregu larly, if not illegally, issued. Mr. Shaw, with the aid of an injunction, has practically swept it out into the gutter. Henry Rosener is a resident here. He is not a mining prince, but he has psen identi fied with a number of mining enterprises and has been more or less successful. He used to own a brewery at the mission near San Francisco, and was also broker and stock speculator in that city. He has been superintending the construction of a postal telegraph line from San Francisco to British Columbia. He married a daughter of John Rosenfield, a prominent shipping merchant of San Francisco. William M. Lent is one of the mining celebrities here. He has made and lost sev eral fortunes and is now understood to be worth four or jfive millions. He is about 70 years of age, buttull of energy, a sturdy old oak who will doubtless weather many winters yet. He was one of the first to assist the early locaters of the Comstock Lode with money; this was before Mackey and his friends took up that field of operations. He at one time advanced the money neces sary to develop such mines as the Mexican, Bullion, Central. Savage and Yellow Jacket. He made a large amount of money in the Bodie district in Mono county, California* His friends thought him insane to go into some of the enterprises which he took up, but he was almost invariably successful. Ho got some hard raps, but he usually investi gated the mines personally, and it was diffi cult to salt amine in such an artistic man ner as to deceive him. He was born in New York State and went to California about 1850. Early in life he went to Florida, where lie remained for some years. In 1850 he formed in San Fran cisco the firm of Grogan & Lent, which later became Lent & Sherwood, and it was during this co-partnership that he became largely interested in mines in Mexico, where he had secured valuable rights. He was largely instrumental in starting a line of steamers from San Francisco to the Mexican coast, and he furnished the necessary funds to survey the State of Sonora and to locate the Hurbide and other giants from the Mexican government. He lives on hifth avenue, opposite the Windsor and with in a stone’s throw of the residence of Jay Gould. . , George D. Roberts is a mining man well known here. His name has been connected, justly or unjustly, with some rather queer •-mining” enterprises involving holes in the pround and plenty of dirt and stock and little else. He is 00 years of age, a smooth talker and popular in his manners, a man l well adapted to talk over the elect and get the parson, all the deacons and other pillars of the church into a big mining stock deal to emerge therefrom enormously enriched in experience. He began ininiug operations in Grass Valley, California, many years ago, establishing there one of the first quartz mills working with wooden stamps. J hen lie went to San Francisco, speculated m mining stocks and made a fortune. He lost it, made another, lost that and then went to Leadville, where ho secured the control of Chrysolite, Ivan Silver and Llttie Chief THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1888. mines and made ul out $2,000,000. He got some of his Little Chief stock at 8, and it advanced 40 per cent. He made another million in the State Line deal in 1881. H started the Postal Telegraph, engag- and in oil and grain speculations and like other min ing men wtio t ried to swim in strange waters, he met with reverses. He lost control ot the Postal Telegraph. Then lie went into South American mining enterprises and met with what the French term various success. He is a man of medium height with a largo head, fertile in money-making prospects; lie is still very wealthy, and lives at the Hoff man House. , When the next mining boom comes Rob erts, Harpending and the rest of that busi ness family will doubtless be in the market with a mine of the proportions of an enor mous grave to receive the money of the lambs and stock enough to tax the resources of a Massachusetts paper mill to serve as burial certificates indicating the disposi tion of the remains. Oscar Willoughby Riggs. TOLD BY THE ENGINEER. By Charles Newton Hood. From the Boston Globe. There were two trains waiting for the special on the side track at Morley’s. The engineers, conductors, brakemen and firemen had deserted their charges, and were gathered in a little group beneath the trees beside the station. The two engines, so closely together that thoir pilots almost touched, were softly pur ring to themselves, magnificent illustra tions of dormant power. “Them two engines standin’ so close to gether,” remarked Engineer Jim Thomas, “reminds of a little happenstance when I was runnin' on & railroad.” “Well, go on and tell us about it,” re marked the conductor, “you know you’re Rchiu’ to.” “Well, it’s somethin’l don’t tell much,” rejoined the engineer, “and I don’t know whether you’ll believe the story or not, and I don’t care much either, for it’s true just tha same. “Frank Larkin used to be my fireman in those days, and together we did keep the No. 363 lookin’ pretty bright, and got some mighty good time out of her too. “One season we used to bring up the lim ited every other night and run back on ac commodations. ’Twas a sort of split up run, but it was the best we could do tlieu, and we had to be satisfied. “The limited had to do some all-fired good runnin’ to make her connections, and we used to have to work every hook and crook to keep from being delayed any. But Frank was a good one to make steam, anil wo took considerable pride in keeping up to schedule time. Well, one night as we was goin’ round the Big Tree curve, between Lanmnt and Garland’s, Frank was shovel ing coal down from the top of the big pile in the tender. Ju3t as we rounded the curve, I heard a terrible shriek. I looked around, and F’rank was gone. He had for gotten to brace himself for the curve, and had been dashed from the tender to the ground. “I stopped, ran back and found poor Frank lying beside the track, apparently dead. We put liinu in the baggage car and tock him home; I*got leave of absence, and for two weeks Frank’s wife and 1 watched by the bedside where the poor lad lay delirious. “The doctors said from the first that he couldn’t get well; most we could hope for was that his mind would clear up enough so he could recognize us before he died; but the boy lay there and raved, and screamed and talked to himself, and was all the time fiag gin’ trains and firin’ up, and livin’ over the awful fall; but though his poor little wife most cried her pretty eyas out, Frank would only stare at her with wild, glassy eyes,nd motion her away, when she would speak to him, and call him pet names and try so hard to arouse a spark of recogni tion. “ Well, one night I had sent the poor worn-out little woman to bed, Frank was rambling along in his usual way, but did not rave quite so much as usual. He lay quiet a long time, and I had almost got to nodding in my chair, when he suddenly says quite natural like: “ ‘Bill! oh, Bill!’ “I ran to his side. He seized my hand. “ ‘Good-by, old man,’ he said. ‘My orders is through—don't forget me—l’ll snatch over you and the old 263 as long as you hang to gether. Good-by. Now call Lizzie, my darling— ’ “I ran from the room, but when I got back there wa’n’t nuthin’ for that poor little heart-broken creature to look at but jest the dead body of one of the noblest boys the Lord ever nipped off before his lile was hardly begun. “Well, we laid Frank away, and I had the old 262 drajied in black for months. I had another fireman assigned me, and though he did as well as he could, he never could be quite the same to me as poor dead Frank. “One night we was bringin’ up the limit ed as usual, and, of course, had the right of the road. Nothin’ seemed to work right that night someway; we started out late, and then the engine acted up and wouldn’t make steam good, and we didn’t make up a minute, though we pushed the old engine for all she was worth. “All through the run there had been some thing on my mind that made me feel blue — a sort of foreboding of trouble. When we left Lamont we had made up about five minutes, and I prepared to rush things. Just as we were pullin’ out, tho operator handed me an order not to pass Lamont un til light engine. No. 363, arrived, and then we lit out for all we were worth. But some way I felt uneasy every time I would pull the lever to let her out a peg, though there wa’n’t no particular reason for it. “Just the same we was streakin’ along nigh anto .50 miles an hour when we got to the Big Tree curve. I don’t know what made me look around, but something did, and I hope I may never make another run, if there didn’t stand F’rank on the pile of coal in the tender, looking straight at me as natural as life. “I almost jumped off my seat in the cab, when in an instant he threw up his hands, and fell off with the same awful shriek he gave on the night he was killed. Involun tarily I threw the engine over and turned on the brakes; and not a darn second too soon either, for when we got around the curve there was the headlight of that :i36 only about two train-lengths away, and by the time we could stop the pilots was as nigh together as them are out there. About as close a call as I ever want to have. “The operator had made a mistake on the light engine’s order and written Lamont in stead of Garland’s. “My fireman said he didn’t see or hear anything of tiie form on the tender, but I know it was Frank just the same, and I know he came to warn nie of danger, and I know he is watchin’ over me all the time, and I feel safe when I pull out sharp on a nasty night, because if there’s any trouble 1 know Frank will be right on hand to put me on my guard. But here comes the special, and as soon as she's by, if you’ll back your train up a little, I’ll draw over that middle switch and get out of the way. ” Anew theory advanced by Prof. Oertel and proven rood by experiment is tltnt well-regulated exercise is absolutely essen tial to the successful treatment of heart disease. On this iioiut the Medical Record says: “A little reflection will suffice to con vince us that, while rest is often useful, agid indeed quite indispensable in heart disease, there are yet many cases in which well regulated exercise will improve the nutri tion of the cardiac muscle, as of the rest of the muscular system, and hence tend to the promotion of circulatory vigor.” A brick, says a technical paper, being about as porous as a lump of sugar and having six sides, needs a careful filling for water tight work in cessjpools, etc., and a tbin grout or porridge of cement is com monly used. Heating the brick ami soak ing beforehand in thick coal tar has been recommended. A man may lay common wall all his life without learning how to make brick water-tight. BUCK TAYLOTJ. Unpublished History of the King of the Cowboys. From the Nashville American. Josh Ogden, the man who lor twelve years managed ‘‘Buffalo Bill," better known ns William Cody, is in the city. In the course of his conversation with a reporter about that noted character, he referred to Buck Taylor, “the Kiug of the Cowboys,” one of the principal personages in the Wild West Show. Taylor was the acknowledged chief of the cowboys of Nebraska w hen Buffalo Bill engaged" his services w ith the show, and Mr. Ogden had something to say us to how the acquaintance between the two notables originated. It was in 1878, when Cody, SaulsDury and Ogden, at the ranch of the former at North Platte, Neb., in con versation one day, hit upon the plan of the great panorama, which has since attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in this country, and is now raining gold into the pockets of Cody & Salisbury in England. It was argued that cowboys must he em braced in the display if it was to be a faith ful portraiture of life on the plains, and t hese Cody at once set about to secure. He knew many, of course, for his business brought him into direct contact with them, and it was an easy matter to select experts. But the wily Cody wanted something unique, and determined to secure as the chief of the reckless aggregation a cowb >v who would by his daring equestrian feat figure as a marvel to the of the Eastern ami Northern cities. He had a number of buffaloes aud wild steers on his ranche, and he gave it out that on a certain day he would award $5O to the cowboy who could leap from his horse on a dead run to the back of a buffalo and retain bis seat on the animal. The day came, and with it Taylor, whom as yet Cody had not met. The contest came off, and Taylor w as the only cowboy who accomplished the difficult feat Cody reasoned well that a man who could do this could by practice accomplish almost anything in horseman ship, and he promptly engaged Taylor, who has been with him ever since and proven a treasure in his line. The cable months ago brought the news from England that “Bu k Taylor,” the king of the cowboys, who is with Buffalo Bill, had married an English heiress. On this point Mr. Ogden related a few facts which present the affairs matri monial of Mr. Taylor in anew and more romantic aspect, 'fay.or is an unci mimonly fine specimen of manhood, over 6 feet tali, straight as an Indian, symmetrical and sinewy, his dark flashing eyes and long raven lock ', completing a tout ensemble by no means unlikely to attract some feminine eyes. Among the thousands who flocked to Madison "SquareUast year to behold the wonderful panorama of the Wild West was the susceptible daughter of a rich New Yorker. She fell a victim to the dashing cowboy ami he was given to understand, through methods devised of her infatua tion, that such was the case. He was not slow to follow up the hint and the result was an engagement, known to but few of his friends, for publicity might involve the gentle attachment in an entanglement not difficult to perceive when the disparity be tween the social position of the enraptured pair is considered. On one occasion Mr. Ogden saw Taylor at the theatre with the young lady. Her hands, ears and hair fair ly shone with diamonds, while only the in timates of the distinguished-looking gentle man, a foreigner surely one would have thought at first glance, who, attired in reg ulation evening toillette, sat by the side of the bona fide king of the cowboys. Taylor and the lady were secretly married just bo fore the show- left for London. He had beer, there but a short time when, as by agreement, bis wife sailed to meet him. On arriving at Queenstown she wired him of her arrival. The joyful intelligence made him reckless that day. and in the wild dash of the c twboyt, familiar to all who have seen the show, be took too grea t a risk. He collided with an Indian’s horse, was hurled to the ground, and bis leg was broken In a few hours, however, his wife was with him. The report that she was an English heiress was simply an advertising dodge, for the lady who suddenly aud mysteriously appeared at the bedside of the injured cow boy was none other than the New York girl who had wedded him on the other side of the Atlantic. How the Chair Was Made to Suit. From the Nashville American. A furniture dealer tells a little story that shows how some people are constituted. A lady ordered an elegant easy chair of a peculiar kind. It was made and sent to her house. She examined it carefully and criti cally, finally remarking that it suited her exactly, with one exception—it was too soft. She had the man take the chair hack to be male a trifle harder. 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Address or call on F. HIBCOX* tk>3 Broadway, New York. Mention this paper BRQUS INJECTION. HYGIENIC, INFALLIBLE & PRESERVATIVE. Cures promptly, without additional treatment, all recent or chronic disclianreHof the urinary orurana. .1- Ferre.(Muooeaaor to Broil), Phirnmeicn, Paris, hold by drugviaU throuKhout the United hutes. ASCIIAI.T PAVEMENT. Warren-Scharf Asphalt Paving Ca, 114 JOHN STREET, NEW YORK. CONSTRUCT Genuine Trinidad Asphalt PAVEMENTS. This Pavement has been thor oughly tested in actual ser vice and is found to possess the following points of su periority: Ist. Cheaper than stone blocks equally well laid. 2d. Durability; the company guarantees it for a period of years. 3d. Almost noiseless under traffic. 4th. The cleanest pavement made. stb. A perfect sanitary pavement Being im pervious to w ater and filth, it cannot exhale in fectious gases. flth. Easily and perfectly repaired when opened to lay pipes, etc. 7th. Saves wear and tear of herses and vehicles. Bth. Being smoother, less power is required to haul over it than any other pavement. !)th. It enhances the value of abutting prop erty more than any other pavement. 10th. It is therefore, all things considered, the best and most economical pavement that can tie laid on any street, whether the traffic is light or heavy. BAKER’S COCOA. MEDAL, PARIS, 1878. BAKER’S BreakfastGocoa. Warranted ahsolntely pure coa, from which the exccaa of has been removed. IthaaMrea esthe strength of Cocoa mixed h Starch, Arrowroot or Su gar, I is therefore far more econoin 1, costing less than, one cent a >. It la delicious, nourishing, -ngthcnirig, easily digested, 1 admirably adapted lor inval ns well as for persons In health. Old by flroeers everywhere. W, BAKER & CO,, Dor(Mer, Mass. HOTELS. PULASKI house, - savannah,GNu, Under New Manas:oinent. HAVING entirely refitted, refurnished and made such extensive alterations and re pairs, we can just ly say that our friends nml patrons will find THE PULASKI first Hass in every respect. The cuisine and service will lie of the highest character. WATS* >N & P( >WKRS, Proprietors, formerly of 1 Charleston Hotel. THE MORRISON HOUSE. NEWLY fitted up offers pleasant Soutii rooms and dJtcellentboiird to tlione wishing regu lar. transient, or table accommodations. Central ly located on line of street cars, affords easy ac 4*essto places of business, and suburban resorts. Prices moderate < ’orner Brouifhton and Dray ton Ktreets, opposite Marshall House. NEW HOTEL TOGNI, (Formerly St. Mark's.) Ncwnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla. WINTER AND SUMMER. THE SfbST central House in the city. Near Post Office, Street Oars and all Ferries. New and Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells, Baths, Eta 82 50 to $3 per day. JOHN B. TOONI, Proprietor. GROCERIES. SYRUP." (GEORGIA, Florida and Ne.v Orleane Bynip J iu slore and Cor tal*' l>v GRADY, DeLETTRK & CO. BTTCKWiIEAT. Barrels, half barrels and bags just re-Hved mi'l for r.ii i.v (2 RADY, DeLKTTRK & CO. Ci. DAVIS. M. A DAVIS. ('t. DAVIS A- SON. WHOLESALE GROCERS, ProviwlonM. (rrain and I lay. \LKO, FEED STUFF. RICE FI.OCK, WHEAT BRAN. BLACK COW PEAS, BLACK-EYE PEAS, GEORGIA CROWDERS. CLAY BANK PEAS, VIRGINIA and GEORGIA PEANUTS. Orders by mailßoliel "and. <4. DAVIS & SOX, IWiund Ills Huy utivot, Saw,.mall, < In. GEO. W. TIED EM AN, WHOLESALE Grocer, Provision Dealer & Com’n Merchant, NO. 101 BAY ST., SAVANNAH, OA. EISII AM> QYSTEBB. ESTABLISHED 1868. M. M. SULLIVAN, Wliolcsule fish and Oyster Dealer, 130 Bryan at. and J 52 Bay lane. Savannah, (>a. Kiuh ordera for cedar Key# received buraUave jirouiiit attautkiu. A j DRY GOODS. David Weisbein Will inaugurate a clearance sale of all winter goods before taking an annual inventory of stock, and will offer unprece dented bargains to purchasers. Ladies' Walking Jackets. .150 Ladies’ Walking Jackets, worth $3, at $ 1 50. 225 Ladies’ Walking .lackets, worth $4 50, at 2 75. 175 Ladies’ Walking Jackets, worth $0 50. at 3 25. 25 Ladies’ Plush Walking Jackets, worth S2O, at IB 00. 50 Ladies’ Plush Wraps, worth $25, at 15 00. The above goods have been marked down to a price that will not fail to suit any one that wishes to purchase. DRESS GOOD^. We have the most varied assorted stock in this line in the city and have marked the whole stock at prices that will sur prise customers. OUR HOUSEKEEPING GOODS, Table Damask, Napkins, Doylies, Table Covers, Sheetings, Pillov Casings, Bleachings and Blankets are certainly beyond a question the best for the money In the city. HOSIERY, HANDKERCHIEFS AND GLOVES. We have all the LATEST STYLES and at prices that will undoubtedly sell them. BAZAAR On our Second Floor will be found replete with all the Latest Novelties in Ladies’ and Children’s Under wear, also Crockery, Glassware and Boys’ Suits. The Balance of Our Holiday Goods will be Closed Out Far Below Actual Cost. DAVID WEISBEIN, MILLINERY To the Public. Pifcte lor Spring and Suer 1888. The unprecedented trade in our Millinery Business dur ing ISB7 is owing to the constantly adding of Novelties and the immense increase of our stock, which is doubtless the Largest of Any Retail Millinery in America, exclusive of New York, and our three large floors cannot hold them. Already our importations, Direct from Europe, are ar riving, and ox Our Third Floor we are opening Novelties for Spring and Summer in Ribbons, French Flowers and Feathers in the Most Beautiful and Novel Shades. We are sorry to be compelled, for want of room, to close our Winter Season so soon, which has been so very successful, and from to-day all our Felt Hats, Fancy Feathers and Trimmed Hats will be sold at any price. Our Ribbon Sale will continue until further notice. S. KROUBKOFF, MAMMOTH MILLINERY HOUSE. t •* - * FURNITURE, CARPETS, MATTING, ETC. CARI’ETS! CARPETS! “CARPETS! Now is the time for Bargains in Carpets. A fine selection of Cotton Chains, Union’s Extra Supers, All Wool, Two and Three-Plys, Tapestries and Body Brus sels just arrived. Our line of Furniture is complete in all its departments. Just received, a carload of Cooking and Heating Stoves. So call ori us for Bargains. We don’t in tend to be undersold, lor cash or on easy terms. TEEPLE & CO. 193 and 195 Broughton Street. —— ■■■■■ - - . a SASH DOORS, IS 1.1 MIS, ETC. v Vale Royal MaaufaetiiriDg Cos. President SAVANNAH, GA. Sfcct’y and Treaa, ltjMbeit. CYPRESS, OAK, POPLAR, YELLOW PINE, ASH, WALNUT. MANUFACTURERS of SASH. DOORS, BLINDS, MOULDINGS of aU kiuds and description* I CASINOS and TRIMMINGS for all elawwM of dwellings, PEWS and PEW ENDS of our own (lenigu awl manufacture, TURNED and SCROLL BALUSTERS, ASH HANDLES for Cottou Hooks, CEILING, FLOORING, WAINSCOTTINO, SHINGLES. Warehouse and Up-Town Office: West Bread and Brpughton Sts. Factory and Mills: Adjoining Ocean Steamship Co.’s Wharves: 5