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The morning news. [volume] (Savannah, Ga.) 1887-1900, January 02, 1888, Image 8

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Dashes Here and There by the News ,
Reporters Yesterday’s Happenings i
Told In Brief Paragraphs Pickings at
Police Headquarters.
Georgia Historical Society fneet- this
evening. i
Georgia Tent of Rechabites will meet to*
night and elect officers.
DeKalh Lodge of Odd Fellows w ill meet
to-night and install offin is.
All of the hotels started new reristers Yes
terday, and the visiting St nek he i I' TS lillol
several of the first pages for a send "IT.
There will be preaching in the I Mi [Tv Street
Baptist church by the Rev. Mr A\ ilkins, of
South Carolina, at s o'clock to night and
also to-morrow night.
The colored people will is brate enmnei
pation day as usual this yur. A estci duv
was the anniversary prop r but falling on
Sunday to-day will Ik> ob* ved.
The city water supply ill be shut off at
P o'clock to-morrow morning on Congress
street front Montgomery to Altercorn, tor
the pui post< of putting in a larger main.
There was no observe eof the Po|X' sju
bilee in Savannah yes’ day. The masses
at the Cathedral win those usually eelolira
ted on New Year's da v and no refereneo was
made to the jubilee ri any of the sermons.
There are eleven cases awaiting the con
sideration of the Mayor in the Police Com l
this morning. Five of them were madeon
Saturday All | mts of the city where
boißtarousness.aml drunkenness are usual on
Sunday were exceptionally quiet yesterday.
The schooner Belle of the Bay, ot New
London, Conn . Cnpt. J. W. Emmons. eanin
into port Saturday with‘J, lOti nl snappers
consigned to 11. M. Rogers A Cos., Fulton
Market, New York. This is tli most suc
cessful trip over made into this port. The
Belle will fit out amt sail on another trip
The committee having in charge t he busi
ness affairs of the Cathedral of St. John the
Racist held its regular monthly meeting at
the episcopal residence yesterday. The
matter of tlie new episcopal residence, to l>e
erechsl in the rear of the Cathedral, was
spoken of. The non- -oinpletion of the
plai- of the structure is apparently the only
obstacle in the way of a start upon its build
Among the cases to bo tried by the Mayor
this morning are four for vagrancy. This
indicates that the migrating birds of pnss
jigO-are again besieging the city. No jxtr
ton with a good benevolent looking fai'ecnn
walk a block without being "hit” by one of
these mendicants for any sum from sc. up
ward. It will be a relief from a great
nuisance if the law against vagrancy is
strictly enforced.
The Eloction to be Hold To-day -The
Changes to be Made.
The hotels were filled last night with
Central railroad stockholders. The annual
election for directors will lie held to-day.
There will be no such scenes, however, as
were enn ted a year ago when the present
Vioard succeeded the Raoul directory.
The bulk of the stock will lie voted by
Gen. Alexander and Col. C. 11. Pluiiir.y.
Col. Pbimzy came down from Augusta yes
terday and was in conference with Con.
Alexander most of the day. Whichever
xvay he and Gen. Alexander vote will deter
mine the election, as they, with Mr. Hugh
lmnun, will east the syndicate vote, which
represents a majority of the stock.
There will lie two or three changes in the
board this year. H. B. Hollins will retire
to become President of the Georgia Com
pany, and Walter Luttgen. of August Bel
mont & Cos., will step in. The Inmans*will
also be on the new hoard.
The election will lie held at the Central
Railroad Bank between 10 and 'J o’clock. It
will not take very long, though, to deter
ingie the result, as the stock will be voted in
large blocks. Col. Phinizy was the only
non-resident member of the board here lust
night. The others arc ex]looted this morn
Rev. E. H. McGehee Preaches His First
Sermon of the Year at Trinity.
Rev. E. H. McGehee, the newly appointed
pastor of Trinity Methodist church,
jpreached his first sermon yesterday to a
very large congregation. He chose for the
subject of his discourse “The Temptation
of Christ,” Matthew iv., 1 -2. Mr. McGehee
gave every evidence in t lie sermon that his
parishioners will be pleased with him. He
addressed the children of tho Sulihath school
in tlie afternoon. On account of the in
clemency of the weather there wore no
night services. Mr. McGehee came to Sa
vannah from Thoniasville, having served
tho Methodist chut oil at that place for the
past four years. He served a previous term
of four years there. I li- family lias not yet
arrived in Savannah, iei* will bo hero this
week. For tho present Mr. McGehee is the
guest of Mr. Neidlinger, corner Drayton
and Liberty streets.
Rev. J. AY. Simmons, of the New Houston
Street church, and Bov. j’. H. Cruuipicr,
junior preacher nt Trinity, also preached
Their first sermons of the conference year,
Mr. Simmons at his own church and Mr.
Grumpier at Marvin chapel.
The Kind of Weather the New Year
Brought with It.
The weather took another turn Inst night,
and mercury began dropping down toward
the freezing point. The s m;t head wind sig
nal was changed to the northwest signal at
noon, and last night signals were ordered
down. Tho cold wave flag was run up yes
terday morning, and there will be a
decided'change iu the temperature to-day.
There were indications of rain all yesterday
and early last night it began to fall. It, fell
steadily until 10 o’clock, when it cleared off
for awhile aud then began again. During
church hours it rained so hard that services
in mott of the churches were abandoned.
A Valuable Invention.
Mr. Phillip F. Dillon, of this city, has in
vented a “contractile metallic mould,” the
purpose of which is to provide the means of
casting metals and (icriiiitling of shrinkage
without, subjecting the mould to undue
strain. The invention has lieen in use tor
some time, and docs the work to perfection.
By it small castings, which could only I e
made at the rate of alxiitt. six per hour, are
turned out by the hundred in that time. It
is pronounced a very valuable invention be
those who have examined it and w ill doubt
less prove remunerative to Mr. Dillon,
Sixth Street.
By opening Sixth street through the
grounds of the Georgia Infirmary there
would be a good thoroughfare from AVest
Broad street to Habersham street, iti a part,
of the city where there are uo other cross
streets. Sixth street is now used from its
western terminus to Thomas park, and if
there are any private holdings along its
lines there will be, doubtless, very little
difficulty in getting the owners to arrange
•for ceding the right-of-way. The commit
tee in charge of the city extension should
give this matter its attention.
One Fact
la worth a column of rhetoric, said an
American statesman. It is a fact, estali
lished by the testimony of thousands of peo
ple. that Hood’s Sarsaparilla does cure
scrofula, salt rheum, and other diseases or
affections arising from impure state or low
conoitiou of the blood. It also overcomes
that tired feeling, creates a good Hp[x?tite,
and gives strength to every part of the sys
tem. Try it.
A f crap of History from the Georgia
The prevailing impression is that Sergt,
Jasper, whose monument is to be unveiled
in this city next month, was an Irishman
anil a Catholic. It may be that ho was
both. There are some, however, who think
he was neither an Irishman nor a Catholic
for the reason that at the tune he became
known to tamo there were no Catholics in
Georgia or South Carolina. They think
that the name Jasper, originally, was cither
Casper or Gasper, anti that he might have
tvs'u a Huguenot ora Hollander, The fol
lowing from Sherwood's Oairtteof Geor
gia, of the date of 1K21), is interesting in
this connection:
“Jns|>er was probably a South Carolinnn
by birth. He enlisted as a private at the
commencement of the revolution in the
Carolina regiment, having refused a com
mission Mr. Kolb accepted the commission
which had been offered Jasper, and was
killed at the battle of Fort Moultrie, Juno
AS, 1770. The flag staff hart been severed by
a cannon hull, and the flag fell to the ls>t
toni of the ditch on the beach. Jas|ior
jumped over, recovered the colors, and held
th in u]i till another stall' was procured.
While tne British had possession of Savan
nah lie went in disguise ami carried useful
information to the Americans.
“After the brilliant affair at Sullivan’s
Bland, Gov. Rutledge hud presented to him
a sword, and to Col. Moultrie’s regiment a
stand of colors. Just before the retreat
from the attack on the British in Savannah,
in I7PJ, Jasper went to replace these colors
on the works, and received u mortal wound
mid fell into the ditch. Muj. Horry called to
see him, when he observed: ‘1 have got niy
furlough. That sword was presented to me
by Gov. Rutledge for my services in de
fense of Fort Moultrie. Give it to my
father, and tell him that 1 have worn it
with honor. If ho should weep, tell him
his son died with the hope of a better life.’
The recapture of the prisoners at the
spring near Savannah is well known.”
Ho Will Wrestle Duncan C. Ross in
Ravunnah On Friday.
Sergt. Walsh returned from Augusta last
night, where he went Saturday to arrange
a match lietwcen Duncan th Ross and Greek
George. He met the Greek yesterday morn
ing, and after the agreement had been
sign and he started bark on the next train.
The match will take place at the theatre
here on Friday night. The money will tie
$1250 a side. J. C. Morgan, of Augusta,w ill
In' the final stakeholder instead of Mr.
Beerman, of Atlanta, whom George first
named. The match will Ist best two in
three falls, each wrestler to choose his style
in the first two Isuits, and if a third bout is
necessary it will be determined by tossing a
The Greek is expected here to-morrow,
and he will tiring down a minibei of his
backers. Boss’ friends are backing him
heavily, and the match is likely to bo oneof
the hardest that either of the two men have
ever wrestled. The Greek is ill excellent
training and in tins trim.
Ross has wrestled very little since he bus
taken up the gladiatorial contests but
he is in training now and will meet his
antagonist on even ground. Those who saw
him wrestle the Frenchman Theodore Hauer
here five years ago know tho kind of a giant
t lint he is, and the coming match promises
to lie even harder tJian that with Bauer.
The Number of Arrivals and Tonnage
lor Last Month.
The News gives to-day the total number
of vessels arriving at this port during the
past month, with their rigs, nationality and
net tonnage. The number does not include
the arrivals at quarantine or Tybee, but
only those vessels which have arrived at the
wharves and have discharged, or are in bal
last and loading. It does not include river
or inland coast steamers, nor does it include
vessels under 100 tons, except those trading
foreign. The arrivals, with their rig ami
nationality, areas follows:
stu/K- Harks. Brigs. Sch'ners. Total.
American.. 42 4 2 22 70
British 9 3.. 1 13
Spanish ... \ .. .. 1
Norwegian. .. 0 •• .. 6 •
Swedish 1 .. .. 1
banish 1 .. .. 1
German 1 .. 1
Total 52 10 2 23 03
The tonnage was as follows:
Steam. Bail. Total,
American ....73,903 11.822 85,785
British 12.005 2,285 14,380
Spanish .... 1,504 1.504
Norwegian 2.750 2,759
Swedish 598 ,598
banish 597 597
German 501 501
Total 87.502 18.022 105,184
Robert Downing to Play “Julies
Caesar” This Afternoon.
Robert Downing will open his Savannah
engagement to-day with a New Year’s
matinee performance of “Julius Caesar,” in
which he willappear as “Marc Antony.” To
night lie will reappear as “Spartacus,” in
“The Gladiator,” and to-morrow night again
iu “Julius Ciesar.” Mr. Downing's engage
ment was to have begun to-night, but to
day being u holiday, the management de
cided to etien with a matinee.
Air. Downing is a favorite in Savannah,
and he will be given an enthusiastic wel
come. It is doucttul if a ease can be called
to mind where a star, and especially a
tragic one, has so suddenly come into prom
inence and popularity as has Downing, It
is a case almost, if not indeed without pre
cedent in the annals of the American stage,
and is certainly the best illustration of what
true histrionic ability can accomplish. As
“Spartacus” and “Marc Antony” Mr.
Downing is equally strong, and that he is
strong in both, Savannah theatre-goers will
Local Personal.
S. G. McLendon, Esq., of Thomasville, is
iu the city.
Hon. I). AV. Rountree, of Quitman, is at
the Screven House. ,
Dr. Horatio N Hollifield, ol Sundersville,
is registered at the Marshall House.
L. H. Compton, a prominent, merchant
of Milledgcville, i- at the Pulaski House.
John i\ Jordan, traveling agent of the
Savannah, Florida and Western railway,
was in town yesterday.
J. AV. Park, Esq., a member of the bar of
Greenville, Meriwether county, iu the
city. He is at the Marshall ilou-e.
Rev. T. T. Christian is still confined to his
room at the parsonage, though ho is much
better, and will be able to be out in a few
Mr. J. L. Fulcher, senior member of the
firm of Fulcher A Go., oneof Waynesboro’s
staunch business houses, is at the Marshall
Mr. Henry P. Moore, editor of the Bruns
wick Journal, was at the Screven last
night, as was also Mr. John H. McCullough,
a prominent lumber merchant of that city.
Mr. Alonzo Bartholomew left yesterday
on the steamship Nacoocboe for Nev York,
where he will spend a couple of weeks rest
ing from his duties ns operator at the
Western Union Telegraph office here. *
AV. B. O’Renr, recently appointed tothe
United States signal corps, and stationed
at Jacksonville, passed through the city
yesterday on his way to Charleston, where
Lo will be stationed as Assistant Observer.
Mr. Isadore Newman and bride, of
Sandersville, are spending a few days in
Savannah, the guests of M s. J. Robinson,
on Harris street. Mr. Newman was for a
short time n resident ot Savannah, and is
being cordially received and congratulated
bv many friends.
Rev. J. W. Rogan’s Sermon at the First
Presbyterian Church.
The services at the First Presbyterian
church on New Year’s day were in marked
contrast with those held at many of the oth
er churches, l>eii;g entirely free from every
thing of a joyous or festival nature. No
flowers or wreaths adorned the altar and the
music was simple almost to severity. A
verso of tha first hymn seemed to give a key
note to the whole service:
All its number <i days are sped,
All Its busy scenes are o'er;
All its J ys forever lied.
All Its sorrows feit no more.
The reading of the morning was from the
beautiful and solcmun IKith Psalm: “Ixiril,
Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all gen
erations. Thou turnest man to destruction,
Jfce,” During the reading of the Psalm
not a ray of sunshine entered the
church ami the whole service
almost seemed to have been arranged with
dramatic effect to prepare tho congregation
for the impressive sermon preached by the
pastor. Rev. J. W. Hogan, oil “What is
Your Lite!” The text was James iv., 14:
"Whereas ye know not what shall bo on the
morrow; for what, is your life. It is even u
vapor, that uppeareth for a little time and
then vanisbetli away.”
To give a philosophical answer to the
questions in the text, said tile pastor, is
more than one can do. We are familiar
with its forms, and therefore we think we
are familiar with the thing itself. We see
it existing in many forms, and yet no irmn
can tell us what principle it is that causes
the seed to expand and grow. We are fa
miliar with its appearance, but the tiling
itself flies ahead and leaves us in a deep iin
penetrable mystery. Life eludes forever the
scrutiny of the microscope and the touch of
the scalpel.
First, what is your life as to its duration!
The answer is that it is short—very short.
The apostle Janies tells us to make no deti
nite plans for the future, “For what is your
life! it is but a vapor that appeareth for a
little time and then vanisheth away.”
What can lie more short-lived than the va
por that is dispelled by the first rav of the
approaching sun.
iiow forcibly we are reminded of the
shortness of life, when standing at the
threshold of another year. The 3tV days
have multiplied with such rapidity that
while wo looked for them they nave gone.
Time flies so rapidly that we cannot half
accomplish the tasks we have allotted our
selves. Jacob standing before Pharoah
made answer: “The days of the years of
my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty
years: few and erf! have the days of the
years of my life been.”
Time is not only l ushing on, but it is car
rying the multitudes that now walk the earth
with it. .Statisticians tell us that thirty
one millions of lives are annually going
with solemn tread out into eternity.
On the niorn ng of the death of that great
statesman—Daniel Webster—be addressed
his friends to this effect: “All must ac
knowledge that there is a God. What
would be the condition of any of us without
the hope of immortality! Thank God the
gos|iel of Jesus Christ brought life and im
mortality to light.” Let us rejoice with
Webster in the resurrection. Yes, death
does not end all. Socrates is reported to
base said to his executioners, “You can
bury me if yon can catch me,” and to his
weeping friends, “Remember that you bury
my body only.”
What is your life as to its purposes? So
many of us, like the leasts of the Mold, live
purposeless; others, while having purposes,
yet miss the true end and aim of life. A
very antiquated book tells us that the true
end of your being is to glorify God and en
joy him forever.
Are you seeking the end of your lieing? 1
would propel tho question into your soul,
“What is your purpose in life?”
You are constantly exerting an influence
either for good or for evil. The potent
thought of immortality is almost over
whelming. We are going, going, but wo
will lx) horo in influence a thousand years
Lastly, what is your life as to its prog
ress? Tlie years are drifting on. Are you
nearer the kingdom of heaven than a year
ago! Let us, using the wisdom of ths mer
chant, take an inventory of our stock and
find out whether we are making satisfac
tory progress. Are wa discharging our
duties to God!
After urging upon his congregation to
make new resolutions, and preface them all
with the resolution that they will keep all
these by the grace of God, the pastor
brought his sermon to a fitting close.
The Post Office Charge for Advertising
Undelivered Letters.
Postmaster Lamar, of the Savannah post
office, has begun the enforcement of the
statute which requihes him “to collect one
cent for an advertised letter upon delivery,
whether the same is published in a news
paper or in a posted list, aud to affix and
cancel a correspotiding postage-due stamp
as evidence of its payment.” Heretofore
these advertised letters were handed out
when called for without any extra postage.
A recent intrepretation of the law makes
tin- extra payment of a cent necessary.
In November last Assistant Attorney
General Bryant's opinion was sought and in
interpreting section 500, of the postal laws
and regulations, he says: “The section
quoted is imperative and without qualifica
tion. It requires tho charge aud aol lection
of one cent in all cases where a letter has
been published, whether the list has been
published in a newspaper either gratuitously
or at one cent for each letter or a las, .sum,
Or whether the publication was merely by a
written list posted in some public place.
Such additional charge should lie collected
in all such cases, as the statute directs.”
T. P. Bond & Cos. and Bond, Haynes &
It will be seen by the announcement iu
another column that the two well known
firms mentioned above have combined and
will continue the consolidated business un
der the title of Bond, Haynes & Kltou, at
the Forest City Mills, corner of Congress
and Montgomery streets. Mr. Bond, who
has heretofore carried on the grain business
on Bay street, will horeaft u r give his per
sonal attention to it at the nulls.
The Forest ( it\ Mills are among the most
important industries of Savannah. I'liey
manufacture meal, grits, stock food, etc.,
and also make a specialty of “Haynes’ Pro
pared Flour,” which lias a well-deserved
reputation among the trade. It is the iuten-.
tion of Messrs. Bond, Haynes A Elton to
conduct the grain and produce business,
and t he manufacture of grain products on ;.s
extensive a scale as ever, and it is liojied
that under the new urrangetn“nt they will
licet with every success. It is such enter
prises as the Forest t ity Mills that build tip
cities, by giving employment to largo num
bers of hands and distributing hundreds of
thousands of dollars yearly in wages,
freights, etc., every dollar of which lienefits
the general business of the e ty.
Cfficers Elected for Next Year—Their
Bal Masque.
The Savannah Turn A’erein at a meeting
held yesterday elected the following officers
for the ensuing year:
President —H. AA r . Rail.
A'ice President —Henry Kolsborn.
Recording Secretary—J. G. C. Kruse.
Corresponding Secretary—Einil J. Rail.
Treasurer— M. L. Byek.
The Turners will in a few days announce
a grand prize masquerade ball to be given
on the night of Jan. 18.
Take ml vantage of reduction in prices of
Overcoi is before stock taking by the
“Kaino.i-,” northeast c oner Congress and
AVlului.t . rccts
Six Hundred Marriage Licensee laaued
Last, Year—Official Changes.
The Ordinary’s Court adjourned Satur
day for the term and for the year. The
following business was transacted:
111 the estate of John Wolher, letters dis
missory were granted to Mary Wolber.
In the estate of Patrick Carlos, letters dis
miaiiory were granted to Mary Ann Smith.
Iu the estate of Jacob J. Abrams, letters
of administration were granted to Mold
In the estate of Mary Durand, letters of
administration, cum testamento annexo,
were granted to Alfred 1.. Hart ridge.
The following applications will come up
for consideration during the January term
of the court •
For letters dismissory, estates of Sarah
Frierson, Henry C. Davis and lleman A.
For letters of administration, estates of
Edward Bwarbreok and Sarah W. Johnson.
For leave to sell estates of
W, G. Norwood, Johanna Foss.
The manlier <>f marriage licenses issued
during December was fifty-eight of which
fifteen wore for white people and thirty
eight for negroes. The number of licenses
issued during the year foot up 601, of w hich
201 were issued to white people, auil 400 to
colored people.
Saturday night Mr. Phillip M. Russell,Jr.,
who has o long been connected with the
Ordinary’s office, severed hi.' connection
and moved across the nail to the office of
the Clerk of the Superior Court, where he
will in future perform the duties of Deputy
Clerk. On Tuesday he will have completed
his twenty-eighth year of public service in
and about the court house.
Mr. Frank E. Keilbac i took the oath of
office Saturday and lias been duly installed
as Clerk of the Court of Ordinary. There
is every promise that he will prove an ur
bane, efficient and faithful officer.
Reasons for Purchasing a Steinway
1. The Steinway Pianos have been
awarded the first premium everywhere,
when placed in competition with those of
other manufacturers, iu the United States
as well as in Europe.
2. All of their “Scales,” peculiarities of
construction, and various improvements,
are imitated as closely as possible by near
ly all American and European Piano manu
facturers, a large miinlier of the latter an
nouncing in the public newspapers that
their instruments arc constructed on the
Stein Way system. At the Vienna World’s
Fair of 1873 (where Strimvay & Sons had
not exhibited), nearly all the recompenses
were awarded by the jury for Piano-Fortes
of the Steinway system.
3. A large majority of small Piano manu
facturers and so-called “Associations,”
claim to make Pianos “exactly like Stein
wav,” to have been “Steiuway's foreman,”
or liest workmen, etc., etc., showing con
clusively that the Stein way instruments are
universally conceded to possess the highest
degree of excellence.
4. All other Piano makers purchase the
actions and hammers for their Pianos renrd;/
inode, and have their iron frames cast at
ordinary foundries; many also buy their
key boards, Piano legs anil lyres, and even
the cases and other parts of the Piano, of
outside parties, the chief consideration being
to obtain them as cheaply as possible.
Stein way & Sons, with their immense
working capital, have at all times been
able to command the choice of workmen,
the employment of the most useful and cost
ly machinery, the selection of lumber, audits
vast and essentially necessary accumulation
for thoroughly seasoning purposes (subject
ing every piece of lumber to a seasoning
process of not less than two years before
being kiln-dried and used). They use only
first-class Ivory upon and in front of the
keys, and none hut tiie very best veneers,
and only the very choicest and absolutely
faultless material; every portion of their
Pianos being made in their own factory,
and every steel frame being cast in their own
foundry, under the direct supervision of tiie
Messrs. Steinway.
5. The fart that Stein way & Sons' manu
factory has become the most extensive and
celebrated establishment of its kind in the
world, solely through the extraordinary
merits of their instruments, and their
thoroughly sterli wj and last in a qualities,
the Stein way Piano being conceded to be
the standard instrument by all the leading
artists of the Old anil New Worlds, as well
as by the Piano-purchasing public.
Schreiner's Music House.
To the business heretofore conducted at
this stand and these mills, will now have
added the Grain department of Mr. T. P.
Bond, with his personal superintendence,
and the economy utilized by this combina
tion will enable ns to serve our customers
and patrons more to their interest and our
The Flour handled by us, under the well
known and long-established brands Haynes
Fancy Patent, Oglethoqie Roller Process,
and Forest City Mills Family, will be kept
up to their usual high character, aijji the
Meal daily ground has great advantages in
sweetness and nutritious qualities over the
inferior goods brought into this market.
Whilst the Grits, which we now manufac
ture from the choicest selections of Mary
land white corn, are in all respects equal to
tiie Western so-called Pearl Grits, and 25
per cent, cheaper in price.
To our Prepared Flour we call especial at
lention, ns being superior to any other
grades, and considering its ready use with
the nihlil ion of milk or water, for (lie table,
should be in universal consumption, and
the principal advantage we claim, is that it
is made fresh every day at our manufac
tory, at the Forest City Mills, corner Mont
gomery and Congress streets.
Bond, Haynes & Elton.
T’wouid Not be Wisdom
To overlook our handsome display of Diamonds,
Watches, Chains, Charms, Bronzes, Statuary,
Vases, Clocks, Silverware, Plated Ware. Lem
nlre's Opera Glasses, Urie-a-Brac, Gold headed
Umbrellas, or any of the myriads of useful and
ornamental articles which exhibit in such
great variety and superiority of design and
workmanship. If you meditate the purchase of
Christmas presents during the present week do
not be frightened by the idle fancy that one needs
a great deal of money to enter an establishment
like ours. Any desire can bo gratified, however
modest. We can satisfy “Prince or Peasant,''
and are equally delighted to give our best atten
tion to the humblest visitor as tothe most lavish
buyer. We are even glad to exhibit our stock
to those who only w ish to “look around.” We
are here tq please die public, regardless of cir
cumstances. Our display for Christmas week
is worth seeing, and we invite all to eomo and
look it over.
M. Steunhuio,
157 Broughton street.
Stiff lints in n ! styles qnd shiifies, front
#125 up to $5, at Vpptd ASc haul's, Cue
Price Clotlu ns, 1 Ci .egress street.
How L&at Monday and To-Day Are Pro
vided lor by tbe Law.
A good many people ha ve asked how it is
that last Monday and to-dav are legal holi
days. The question opens up the whole sub
ject, which, perhaps, is not generally under
According to Abbott, in to - Law Diction
ary, the subject of holidays in the 1 nited
States is regulated partly by local usage,
and also to a considerable extent by State
statute. Thus, in New York, New'Year s
Day, Washington’s Birthday, Rie 10th day
of May (Decoration Day), the 4th day of
July, Christmas day. any general election
day and any day appointed or recommended
by the Governor or President as a day of
thanksgiving fir of fasting and prayer, shall,
for all purposes connected with the present
ment, protest, notice of dishonor of hills,
notes and checks, tie treated as Sundays
and as public holidays. When either of
these da> fall on Sunday tiie Monday fol
lowing is observed as a holiday.
This is Abbott's explanation, and the un
derstanding is that there was no such thing
as a public holiday by virtue of any United
States law. There is no mention of public*
holidays in the Revised Statutes ql the
United States, except for the District of
Columbia. The States apparently regulate
the matter for themselves, and the provis
ion which is made in New York, thauwhero
a public holiday falls on Sunday, the Men -
day following shall be observed, is in force
in Georgia and other States, it is not, how
ever, in force in South Carolina, where to
day is not a legal holiday.
'the holidays in Georgia are New Year’s
day. Washington’s birthday, Memorial day,
Fourth of July. Christmas" day and every
day appointed or recommended In’ the Gov
ernor of the State or the President of the
United States as a day of thanksgiving, fast
ing or prayer or other religious observance.
Whenever New Year’s day, Washington’s
birthdav, Fourth nl Jaly or Christmas day
falls on Sunday the Statute provides that
the Monday next following shall be observed
as a legal holiday. To-day therefore is a
legal holiday in Georgia.
Successful Inauguration of tbe Early
Morning Delivery.
The change in the city delivery of the
Morning News took place yesterday ac
cording to previous announcement. The
new corps of carriers was promptly on hand,
and with one exception left the publication
office before daybreak. Some subscribers
on tbe outskirts reported that they had the
pleasure of reading the Morning News at
5 o’clock, just one hour and a half after the
last telegraphic dispatches came over the
wires. It is a source of satisfaction to know
that there were but few complaints of “no
paper,” but an long, them, strange to relate,
w’as the proprietor of the Morning News,
who sent in a telephone message about 7
o’clock that he bad failed to get his paper.
The new system will doubtless add largely
to the number of readers of the paper.
Every one knows that cocoa is an excel
lent tonic. Taken in the morning, at break
fast, it has no equal for nutrition, and
strengthening qualities, but it can be taken
with advantage at any time, it is espe
cially recommended for nursing mothers, to
whom its lienetits are invaluable. Un
fortunately, cocoa is sometimes mixed with
starch, arrowroot, or sugar, and thus losesa
great part of its special properties; hence,
great care Ihould be taken to procure the
best in the market. Baker’s Breakfast Co
coa and Chocolate preparations have long
been the standard of excellence, and are
guaranteed absolutely pure.
A Reflection After Christma3.
Calmly reviewing the scenes of our ante-
Christmas triumphs, reflection:, of various
kinds and degrees of interest stand up in our
mind in serried phalanx, and will not down
at a mere bidding. Some of them take this
shajie. Numbers of people have not yet
made their purchases. Some hadn’t time
during the hurry and flurry of Christmas
week, and others, whose wisdom must not
go for naught, thought that perhaps after
Christmas prices might shrink a little.
Well, they have, we admit, weakened a lit
tle under stress of trade that is the least bit
quiet, and some very sober reflections urge
us to Sell, Sell, SELL, and not have any
thing of a “winter” nature to lay in the
“lap of spring”—wisdom, child of nature we
obey—in goes the blade a little deeper,
profits whittled some thinner, but we con
sole ourselves with thoughts of the “Shorn
lamb,” and disappearing stock. Again you
are still in season for Christmas motives, a
present now, or any other day, will be just
as w elcome as on tlie firth or list of Decem
ber for that matter. Lots of nice Dress and
Business Suits on hand, charming Overcoats,
tasty Smoking Jackets, and the bargains in
Broken Suits, Odd Coats, Vests or Panta
loons, are startling. Furnishings, Fancy
Neckwear and Hosiery in full supply. No!
you are not too late to w alk under the Big
Golden Arm. Simon Mitchell,
159 Broughton street.
A 35c. full regular Ladies’ Hose for 10c.
at Weisbein’s.
Ho for Tybee Island!
During the Christmas holidays until Jan
uary 3, two trains daily will leave tbe Sav
annah, Florida and Western Railway de
pot as follows;
i 0:10 a. M.
For Tybee. -
/ 3:00 p. m.
I 11:10 p. M.
From Tybee. -J
( 5:10 P. M.
Round trip tii lets *<V., to be lmd at the
cigar store of J. B. Fernandez, corner Bull
and Broughton streets, or at depot. Oyster
Roasts, Clam Bakes and ’Coon and ’Possum
Hunts can be arranged for unon application
to the hotel proprietor on the island.
Chas. O. Haines,
Superintendent and Engineer.
Savannah, Ha., Dec. 3'), IHB7.
At Estill’s.
Savannah Daily Morning News,
Century Magazine for January, North
American Review for January, Christian
Herald, Family Storv Ha per, Fireside Com
panion. New York Weekly, New York
Ledger, Banner Weekly, Saturday Night,
Spirit of the Times, American Field, Sport
ing Life, Sporting New’s, Sporting Times,
Sportsman, Standard, Peek's Sun, Railroad
Guide, lid Bits. Boston Globe, Boston
Herald, , Philadelphia Press, Philadel
phia Tunes, Baltimore Sun, Balti
more American, New York Herald,
World. Sun, Times, Press. Tribune, Star,
Atlanta Constitution. Augusta Chronicle,
Macon Telegraph, Florida Tiines-Union.
Jacksonville News-Herald. New Orleans
Tunes-Democrat. Charleston News and
Courier. < iiicinnati Commercial Gazette,
Cincinnati Enquirer.
A 35c. Damask Towel for 10c. at Weis
Immense variety of handsome Christmas
Goods nt, Weisbeiu’s.
A 35c. Hair brush for sc. at Weisbein’s.
The last, week to get one of those beauti
ful gilt frame pictures with every $35 pur
chase at Appel & Si-haul's, One Price Cloth
iers, Ido ( digress street.
A 35c. full regular Gents’ Half Hose for
10c. at Weisbein’s.
Take advantage of reduction in prices of
Overcoats before stock taking by the
“Famous,” northeast corner Congress and
\V hilaker streets.
A 3V. Red Twill Flannel for ibe. ut
i Wuisbcin's.
Weather Indications.
I 1 Special indications for Georgia.
I FAIR Colder, fair weather, bght to iresli
I J northerly winds.
fifteen years.
ruieen y
* Departure Jr^al
Mean TBPt.*™. from the
for 15 years - or h
MO M.O 1 -I- 10 0 !H -
"('oiniiairative rainfall statement: 5
Departure fetal
Mean Daily Amount fp.m tiie Departure
A mount for fo J Mean oince_
lt> Years. .Jan. 1. oh. or —i. Jan. *338.
Max’tm temperature 69, minimum Win-
P Tbe ir height of the river at August* at
1:33 o’clock p m. yesterday (Augusta tune)
wfift 8 U feet—a rise of 0 0 during the j*ast
twentv-four hours.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at all stations.
Savannah. Jam 1. 9:38 r. ... city time.
j Temperature. |
! Direction. | s
! _ a
! Velocity. ] P
1 Rain tall.
” 40: S ; ; ,9>'''Raining.
ISTton ■>' ti Li .48. Raining.
BlSklslind .. MBWL-!
St. Vincent —l* J'}.. - *• | ,J pftr ;
Washington city. 44 M' ... • • Cloudy.
Norfolk HO S 8 0-1 Cloudy.
Charlotte 50 8 W lllil 2S Cloudy.
SSSSSf:::::::::. ?**.; .*
Titusville 10i ... lair._
Wilmington J* 8W (J Raining.
Charleston 3 i[j “*(' Jffhnng.
Augusta 5- 11 0: 94 Cloudy.
Savannah ■> NW 10 Raining.
Jacksonville 66 \V 8 1.46, Raining.
Cedar Keys 60 NW 10 .04 Cloudy.
Key West T 4 K j. j .14 Clear.
Atlanta.... 40 W 10 .... lan'.
Pensacola 54 N | Hj Cloudy.
Mobile 4: N 16-.... Clear.
Montgomery .... 4<i, W . T fair.
Vicksburg ns .... 1...... Clear.
New Orleans 4B N hi •• C lear.
Shreveport 38 8 W ... 1.... < Jear.
Fort Smith 44 W ... Clear
Galveston 46 N\Vj ,| Clear.
Corpus Christi i 48 8 E ... . Clear.
PaiiMtme 36 W 1 Clear.
Brownesville 4s N Cloudy.
RioGrande 46' ••(.-[—! Clear.
Knoxville 861 W Clear.
Memphis 801 W . ■ Clear.
Nashville 38 W Clear.
lndiana|>olis IS W Cloudy.
Cincinnati 26 SW . .04 Cloudy.
Pittsburg 34 W .. Cloudy.
Buffalo. ’ 80 SW Cloudy.
Cleveland 86 W . ... Cloudy.
Marquette 8 W Cloudy.
Chicago.... 8 W .. .021 Fair.
Duluth i BSW ..IT* Clear.
St. Paul - b NW ..; Fair.
Davenport , 4 W .. .. Clear.
Cairo 24 W 1.. T* |Clear.
St. Ijottis IS W I j Clear.
Leavenworth... . 12 —... ..jClear.
Omaha 2, S (Clear.
Yaukton 6 8 W iFair.
Bismarck —10: E .... Cloudy.
Dead wood j I
Cheyenne 26 NW ... Cloudy.
North Platte 4| E .. .. . Fair.
Dodge City 28;8 Wj.. (Clear.
Santa Fe 16| W i.. ...(Clear.
T* denotes trace of rainfall.
G. N. Salisbury Signal Corps.
Florence Heating Stoves.
We have been so busy with our holiday
trade that we have quite neglected our
Florence Heaters. We wish to explain that
they differ from most oil-heating stoves, as
they have a removable heating drum, and'
the stove can be used for cooking purposes,
and will be useful both in summer amt win
ter. Again, the prices are lower. We have
certificates from well-known citizens in
dorsing our little $2 Stove as sufficient to
heat a bath room comfortably. Our $3 75
Stove will do double the work, and our $5
Stove heads the list for a first-class heating
and cooking Stove. We have the agency
for these Stoves for Savannah and will be
pleased to show them.
James S. Silva & Sox,
l4O Broughton Street.
Take advantage of reduction in prices of
Overcoats before stock taking by the
“Famous,” northeast corner Congress and
Whitaker streets.
A Useful Gift.
One of those elegant Embroidered Sus
j lenders at Appel & Sc ha ill's, One Price
Clothiers, 1611 Congress street.
Sweeping Overcoat Sale.
Before stock taking we offer our entire
stock of Overcoats for moil, youths and
boys at a reduction of 20 per cent, on our
original price marked in plain figures on
every garment, which brings a $2O overcoat
down to $l6, and so on. As we are manu
facturers our original price furnished a far
better garment than our competitors could
give for the money, therefore there is a
double saving by buying now of the “Fa
nious,” northeast corner Congress and
Whitaker streets.
The nobbiest line of 25c. Scarfs in all
shapes, satin l>acks, at Appel & Schaul’s,
One Price Clothiers, 163 Congress street,
opposite the Market.
Thirty-three per cent, reduction on all
Winter Goods at Weisbein s.
Appel & Sehaul still have their own Tail
nring Department on tin* second floor, in
order to make any alteration necessary for
a perfect tit.
G.’k, Pine and Lightwood,
For sale by R. B. Cassels, corner Taylor
and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
Let Thor go, Murphy, it's got a wooden foot!
Complete lino of Chevoit Suits, sacks and
cutaways, at Appel & Schaul’s, One Price
At the Harnett House, Savannah, Oa,,
you get all the comforts cf the high-priced
ho els, and save from $1 to $2 per day. Try
it and be convinced.—Boston Home Jour
A pure linen Damask Napkin for sc. at
Please the boys by getting them one of
those elegant Overcoats at Appel & Schaul’s,
One Price Clothiers.
Where the Ladies Will Go.
There are bargains and bargains, but next
week Weisbein will offer bargains that are
bargains. The house wants to close out a
largo stock of holiday and winter goods be
fore taking the annual inventory of stock,
and in Ladies’ Walking Jackets, Dress
Goods, Housekeeping Goods, Hosiery,
Handkerchiefs and Gloves, all the latest
styles, will be offered at prices that will
surprise and make glad. A $25 Plush
Walking Jacket for $l5, a $6 50 Walk ng
Jacket for $M 25, are but instances of the
way prices are to go down.
Ladies, when you are out shopping stop
at Appel & Schaul’s, One Price Clothiers,
and procure one of their Souvenirs. They
cost you nothing.
Appel & Sehaul, one I’nce Clothiers, still
lead the van. Note their prices. 163 Con
gress street.
Oak, Pine and Lightwopd
| For sole by H. B. Casßols, corner Taylor and
' East, Broad streets. Telephone No. 77.
.>ulning prettier Inan those Umbrellas
shown at \ {■ ScisM's, One Price
• Cloth Li .., iu. t'u
baking powder. *
‘ "
s§ y^Tvi.^tio^sw
V r ROYAL poK'J-rJ >3
4^* jC>IJT|kY
• ,!§li
Absolutely Pure.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Puritv
Strength and Wholesonieness. More
ca! than the ordinary kind, and cannot be sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powders, sold
ohlii in can*. Royal Baking Powder Cos., 106
M ali street. New York.
I.riHIKN ffe BATES s. M. H.
We wish our friends a
Happy and Pros
New Year
We take a Holiday with
our entire force on
But hope to have the
pleasure of your call
And Every Day Through
out the New Year.
F l BN i I l K E AN D <; A K PETS. "
“ Resolved,
That I will start the
New Year right by buying
whatever I may need in
their line from A. J. MIL
LER & CO., the Oldest and
Largest Furniture and
Carpet House in Savan
We desire to thank our patrons for their gen
erous support during the past year. We shall
endeavor to merit a continuance of their favors
by a strict adherence to the same spirit o£
fairness and squareness in our dealings that has
actuated us in the past and built up our busi
ness to it* present vast proportions. All visitors
shown through our wane-coins with pleasure.
Buyers will find our prices right, as we shall not!
be undersold in this or any other market.
A. J. Miller & Cos.
148, 150 and 152 Broughton Street.
Nothing gives such comfort in any room
as our
Economical Bath-Room Oil Stove.
No bum your face and freeze your back heat;
every portion equally warm. A luxury in a
Dealers in Batlmwim Oil Heaters, House
Furnishing Hoods and Hardware,
DAMs llKO\
piTl BROS. |
E May the New Year E
bring Health, Happi-
E ness and Prosperity -L
I to Each and All. Z
A * A
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