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P.O.KESSI-ER'SBAD BREAK HIS INDEBTEDNESS FOOTS UP OVER $6,000. King’s Powder Company, of Cincin nati, the Heaviost Loser—The Com pany’s Agent on Kessler’s Track- How Kessler Gave Kim the Slip and Got Away -The Verdery Mortgage. The Kessler break is much worse than it was given in the Morning News yester day. Since the first developments, the creditors have b?en pouring in, and Kessler’s liabilities, it is believed, will ap proximate Sii.WXI, with less than S6OO assets His linljjlitics, as near as could be ascer tained last night, are estimated as follows: King's Pow der Cos., consigned $1,400 00 King's Powder Cos., account. aoti oo M. L, Vi rdery 1,050 00 Charles Seiler, open account 250 !5 Charles Seiler, indorsements MXI 00 George Schwarz. 400 00 I. C. Smith IBS 00 l’eters Cartridge Cos 95 00 O. E. Mann 90 00 George W. Allen TO CO H. J Myer 04 *8 Appel & Bella ul 50 50 Andrew Hanley 49 74 A. Krauss ..., 8? 70 Walter F.lliott 25 00 Isadore Fried 22 20 Sarah Ann Washington 9 00 New York creditors, estimated 700 iX) Total known liabilities $5,498 15 WHY KESSLER SKIPPED. There now appears to be little doubt that Kesslor has skipped, and the causes which led to his flight have come to the surface. They are best explained by the statements to a Morning News reporter of Mr. J. S. French, agent of King’s Powder Company, of Cincinnati, which are, in substance, as follows: Mr. French said that Kessler was the Savannah agent of the King’s Powder Com pany, and had some $1,500 of the company’s powder on consignment. Two months ago Kessler reported that amount on hand. Ten days ago Mr. French came on and discovered that he had no such stock of powder as he represented to have. Mr. French found about SIOO worth, and that ho took away from Kessler, and was pressing him for a settlement, and watching him to keep him from slipping away, the firm writing to French that they did not consider it a debt, but would treat it as a criminal offense if he did not account satisfactorily for the goods. Tuesday night, Mr. French said, was the first night that he relaxed his vigilance, and on that night Kessler gave him the slip. TO FOLLOW KESSLER. The agent said that his house will run Kessler down aud punish him by a crimi nal prosecution. Mr. French said that it was not because he expected to resist the Verdery mortgage that he did not lake out an attachment He had investigated the matter fully and was satisfied before Kessler’s flight, and is now, that it was a bona tide m rtgage. Mr. Verdery said that on Saturday Kessler tried to press a bill of sale on him. aud he refused to accept one, and told him that his mortgage was good enough. Kessler said that it would save him in case any creditors should attempt to close him up, and Mr. Verdery replied that he could not use him to swindle his credi tors. Yebterday tlio agent of the house where Kessler kept served notice on Constable Kaufmann that the fixtures of the store bo longed to the estate, and also served notice dispossessing the officer, so that the bar stock and ouds and ends will have to be re moved. An inventory shows that the en tire stock of the gun store and bar will not much more than pay the liens, costs aud first note due on the mortgage The stock was insured in February, in the Royal, of Liverpool, for $3,000. Kessler’s whero abouts are still unknown. THROUGH THE CITY. Items Gathered Here and Thera by the Newa Reporters. St. Joseph Infirmary received five patitets yesterday. The place recently occupied by P. O. Kessler is advertised tdr rent. Zerubbabel Lodge F. & A. M. will hold a regular communication to-night. The Democratic Executive Committee of the First Congressional district will meet at the Marshall House on Saturday. The City Court will bo in session to-day. The five cases in abatement in the Pearson & Spann litigation will be up for hearing. There was no quorum of the County Commissioners yesterday, and ad adjourn ment was had. A called meeting will ba held early next week, probably Monday. A damage suit of $30,000 is assigned for to-day in the Superior Court, the case be ing that of Dora Paeetti vs. Savannah, Florida and Western Railway. H. Gibbon, a colored boy, was arrested and lodged in the barracks jail last night, charged with attempting to break open a car at the Savannah, Florida and Western depot. A preliminary election for Second Lieutenant of the Irish Jasper Greens will ue bekl to-night at the Greens’ headquarters, to All the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lieut. K. J. Kennedy. There were but two cases before the Mayor yesterday morning, both for drunk enness and disorderly conduct. Mary Leckey v.as fined $lO or thirty days, and J. T. Martin $5 or tw o days. The organ in the First Bryan Baptist church, Rev. U. L. Houston, pastor, which has been for several weeks in course of con struction, is nearly completed. When fhi ished, an organ concert will be given by Mr. J. P. Barrett, assisted by the choir of the church. Old Capt. Peck narrowly escaped another serious drubbing yesterday. Joe William* (colored) became angered ut something the old fellow said, and picking un u stone, cast it at his cranium. Pock jumped out of tho way, and the stone struck a negro woman who stood beyond him. She fell to the ground, and Ur. Norton attended iier inju ries. Her ankle was severely fractured. Williams was arrested and given a trial in Justice Sheftall’s court. The court sent him to jail to await the action of the City Court. •'HIM DAT LAF3 LAS' LAF3 MOSV The Way Bob Taylor Got Even with His Prosecutor in Court. Joe Cook (colored) swore out a warrant in Justice Patterson’s court yesterday against Bob Taylor (colored), charging him with assault and battery. When Taylor made his statement, he said that the diffi culty arose over 30c. that he had loaned Cook. Cook had put off paying him until Taylor was tired of it, and he went yester day to have some definite understanding about the debt. When be asked Cook for the money, the latter gave him some “lip,” and, as a consequence, Taylor wiped tho street with him. When Justice Patterson ordered Tailor to jail, Cook snickered ut him, and Tayl.r stopped long enough to “state further,” as he said, that; a party of them were across tho river throwing dice, and Cook lost all his money rind was forced to bor. ow of Taylor. Tho Judge ordered both of them taken to jail for gambling. Tho office was crowded with friends of each, who wore witnesses, but when it transpired that they wore implicated in the gambling affair, they hurriedly took themselves away. When Cook and Taylor pussed out the door, tho latter snickered and wittingly remarked, “Him dat infs las’ laf bes’.” In a casket eornline l’earis of < irient should recline. If. when the red portals part. Nature, bcuiitilleb Ijy art, * Rental coins snow-white displays, BOZOUONT deserves the praise. Ladies' Imperial Pr-ccu hud button, bat lo toe city at U. at Nichols', FOUGHT TO GET AWAY. ! Officers Hanley and Easch Tackle a Ead Negro. Detective Mike Hanley and Constable Si Basch hail a difficult time yesterday in ar resting Mark Stephens, a negro refugee from Liberty county, at the Savannah Brick Manufacturing Company's yards. A bench warrant for Stephens’ arrest was put in the bands of Deputy Sheriff O. C. Smith, who came to Savannah, and em ployed Detective Hanley to locate and ar rest Stephens, who is charged with stealing rice. Air. Hanley got Mr. Basch to accom pany him. When the officers reached the yard, Han ley jumped out of the buggy, and going up to Stephens laid his hand on the negro’s | shoulder and told him to consider himself under arrest. The negro resisted, ami | Baseli, jumping out of the vehicle, went to j the detective’s assistance. A motley crowd j of excited negroes, in which a loud-mouthed i Amazon was the noisiest, encouraged 1 Stephens to greater violence, and he was j biting and striking at the officers. Finding that rough means had to be em ; ployed, Basch gave the negro three heavy 1 blows on the bead with a “billy,” and even (hen it was difficult to persuade him to go. lathe scuffle only one handcuff could De got on the negro’s arm, anil the key was lost in the struggle. One negro on the ground whom Detective Hanley knew counseled Stephens to submit to arrest. Stephen’s excuse for declining to accom pany the officers was that he w anted to go and got his coat. A boy was snt for it, and the secret was soon revealed. There was a loaded revolver in one of the pockets, nnd had lie been üble to have reached it, ho was desperate enough to have used it. The prisoner was turned over to the Deputy Sheriff from Liberty county later in the day, and was taken to Hinesville with a strong pair of handcuffs on him. THE RAIN BEGINS. A Storm Moving From the Gulf In This Direction. Up to 8 o’clock last night .00 of an inch of rain had fallen during the day, the sum ming up of light showers, and showers were never more wel come to the gardener and farmer than they were yesterday. The only fault that could lie found was that they were too light. Enough rain fell, though, to make the dis couraged trucker more choerful. Late last night a heavy rain set in, and was still fall ing at 1 o’clock this morning. Signal Officer Salisbury said, last night, that there is a very low barometric pressure on the gulf coast nnd every indication that a storm centering there will extend in this direction,and it is likely to givo this section more rain than it has had lately. The spring lias been unprecedentedly dry in the country about Savannah, nor has the lack of rain been confined to this locality. Observer Salisbury said that the bulletins of the signal service show that there has been agreat deficiency all through tho cotton regions, more particularly in Northern Arkansas and Mississippi, Ala bama. tho Carolinas and Southeastern Georgia, where the amount of deficiency has ranged from sto 10 inches. In ali the localities, except the one last mentioned, ample showers during the past week have relieved tho excessive drought, but up to yesterday no rain had fallen in the vfl-initv of Savannah for an unusually long period, aud the deficiency for the season on Tues day was inches. This is confirmed by the truck farmers, who sav that up to a week ago the crops were doing well, but that lately the lack of rain has told severely upon their gardens, and unless rain falls copiously within a very few days, their loss will be very great. While in the South there has been such a lack of precipitation, Observer Salisbury said that in iho North there has been an excess. This, he stated, is owing to the fact that during the past two months all the cyclonic atmospheric disturbances have passed over the northern part of tho United States, and no decided storm has visited this region sin: e Jasper Festival week, when one came from the gulf, and the three days’ rain of that time was the result. The same low pressure is now noted at Jupiter Inlet and Key West, and it indicates another storm from the gulf, but not so heavy as the one of February. The signal service chart prognosticating the temperature for May was explained by Observer Salisbury. It is based upon the average observations for seventeen years. It indicates a low temjieraturo between the 9th and 11th and between the 15th and 17th, while the hot days will be ou the 30th, 25th, 26th and the 51st. The summary of the chart is as follows: Changes of mean tem peraturo in twenty-fours, exceeding 10*. do not occur; possible range of maxima tem peratures between 67", 1880, and 98°, 1878; possible range of minima temperatures be tween 48°, 1877, and 81°, 1878; possible monthly temperature between 70°, 1877, and 77”, 1878; clear days (less than one-third clouds), 1 day in 3;rain, 1 day in 4,averaging .098 inch daily; cloudy (including rainy) ilays, 1 day in 5; wind, hourly moan veloc itv of 7 miles; most frequent direction, south (23 per cent.). THE NEW HOTEL. Tho Building Committee Appointed and Plans Asked For. The directors of tho new hotol company met at the office of the President, H. M. Comer, yesterday morning. A building committee of seven members, of which the President of the company is chairman, was appointed as follows: 11. M. Comer, E. P. Alexander, James M. Barnard, Jr., John L. Hammond, lice Roy Myers, David Wells and George J. Baldwin. The committee was instructed to invito plans for a brick hotel, to cover not exceed ing two-thirds of the frontage of tho site, to be not over five stories high, to contain at least 200 rooms, and to cost not to exceed $200,000. The secretary of the company, in accord ance with the committee’s instructions, has advertised for plans to lie submitted before June 30, when they will bo examined and passed upon by tho committee. The archi tect, whose plan is selected, will be ex pected to supervise tho erection of the building, either in person, or by a satisfac tory representative. The right to reject an)’ and ull plans is resorved by the com mittee. BRUNSWICK’S PORT SOCIETY. Rev. J. L. Gilmore Organizes a Society There With Forty-aoven Members. Rev. J. L. Gilmore, Chaplain of the Port Society, arrived home yesterday from Brunswick, wliero ho went in response to a call from the citizens of that place for the purpose of organiz ing a Port Society His mission was very successful. A society numbering forty-seven was organized nnd upwards of S4OO in cash and subscriptions were raised for its maintenance. Mr. Gilmore is now at his home ou Duffy street, confined in bed with sickness. TO SHOOT AT MILLEN. Savannah to Send Up Four Teams— Interest in the Shoot. Dr. E. J. Kietfer will take two teams of the Forest City Gun Club up to Milieu this morning to attend tiie shoot thoro tj-day. The contest will be for the State champion ship budge douatedby the National Gun As sociation. Tho Chuthams wifi haie two t’ams there also. All the teams are in fine trim, and each expects to take the badge. , T ams from Macon, Augusta, llardeevillo anil Charleston, S. C., will be present ut I the contest. Btraw Hats for Men and Boys. Entire now stock of Straw Hut* just received, embracing Stiff Brims and all the leading blocks, very cheap. The prettiest Boy s Hat in the city nt 50c , at Nichols, THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, MAY 10. 1888. PUSHING INTO THE WEST. THE CENTRAL REACHING OUT FOR NEW CONNECTIONS. General Manager Belknap's Trip to Birmingham, Kansas City and Mem phis—The Goodwater Extension to Be Opened this Month—The Central's Terminal Facilities at Birmingham— The Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Feeder—Savannah to be an Outlet for the Big West. General Manager Belknap, of the Central railroad, was at his dosk yesterday, after an absence of ten days, and a Morning News reporter found him in ahappj mood, the result of a very pleasant trip to the West. Maj. Belknap went West in the in terest of the Central, and found the outlook so encouraging that he did not hesitate to talk railroad in a very entertaining man ner. On April 29, Maj. Belknap, accompanied by Mr. Finney, his private secretary, Directors J. J. Wilder and E. M. Green, Traffic Mnnagor Shell man, General Froight Agent Whitehead, General Passenger Agent Charlton, Gen. Sorrel, general manager of the Ocean Steamship Company, and Henry W. Frost, Esq., of Charleston, left Savannah, in Maj. Belknap’s private car, the Georgita, for a trip over the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf railroad. They went by the way of Columbus to Birmingham where they looked after their terminal facilities there, and in-ranged for an entry for tho Central’s track to the Union depot. A day was spent at Birming ham and included visits to the various manufacturing industries of the city. Maj. Belknap said that he found largo shipments of pig-iron there, which the Central will handle. THE GOODWATER EXTENSION. While on this subject, he said that the two tunnels on tho goodwater extension are about completed and the prospects are that the track which is built up on each side to the big tunnel will be connected within the next two or three weeks, and the road will be scheduled by tho middle of June. The surveys are also completed for the road between Buena Vista anu Co lumbus, aiidwill bo sent in to the General offico this week. The road will soon be put under contrai t. From Birmingham the party wont to Memphis, where they were joined by Mr. Nettle ton, Vice President of the Kansas City, Fort Kcott and Gulf road. At Mem phis a day was spent in examinirg the termi nal facilities there, and in a conference with the business men and cotton dealers look ing to tho future shipments of cotton from that point via Savannah. Tho outlook, Maj. Belknap snid, is very encouraging for a share of tho Memphis trad -. Two days were consumed in going over the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf road. Mr. Nettloton accouipnnied the party and stops were made at Fort Scott aud Spring field. AT KANSAS CITY. A day was spent at Kansas City, and the party was favorably impressed with its growth and business activity. Its various manufactories, mills and wholesale houses were visited, among other houses the exten sive Armour packing house. The reciprocal relations between the Cen tral system and tho Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf, are very satisfactory, and the visit of the Belknap party is calculated to strengthen the bond of affinity. The Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf, extends to Birmingham, and is a natural feeder to the Central system which extends from Birmingham to tho Savannah seaboard, whore the Ocean Steamship line affords quick transportation to the North and East. Maj. Belknap hopes ami believes that as a result of tho visit of the Central officials to Kansas City and other points in tho West, that a large increase of shipments of the products of the Northwest will come here to supply this section, while they reasona bly expect a general increase of grain, Hour aud Northwestern products, cotton from Memphis and intermediate points, and iron from Birmingham. From Kansas City the party went to Chicago. They arrived there Sunday, and remained until Monday afternoon, when they started home, returning by the way of Nashville. Gen. Sorrel left the party at Chicago and went to New York. SAVANNAH THE BEST OF ALL. Maj. Belknap said that he was glad to get back to Savannah. He thinks that there is no place so homelike, aud he added: “We feel that all roads ought to lead to Savan nah, aud we never tired duriug our trip of sounding its praises.” He was asked about the general work on the Central’s projected linos, and in reply he said thnt the Central is now building a new bridge over the Chattahoochee river at Columbiu for the Blnkeiy extension; is re building two bridges near Macon, one at Eufaula and one at Columbus. Thu West ern road, from Eden to Columbus, Maj. Belknap said, will bo built, although tho final surveys have not yet been completed. About six miles had been let from Eden westward, which include the necessary trestling. There will be two small bridges needed on tho section let, o:io over tee Ogeeche river, but these will be built by the railroad force. Ho stated that there are a number of smaller bridges being rebuilt on the various lines of the Central system. In conclusion, Maj. Belknap was asked how he accounted for the largo increase last year in the receipts of local cotton. He said that it was largely due to tho fact that the Central system lias been able to give batter facilities nt points heretofore reached by rival linos, and that they hud covered their own territory more closely, besides extending their branches to reach new ter ritory. They hope to make a still better showing next season. CHAT WITH GEN. ALEXANDER. Tho State Capitol and the Seaboard and Roanoke Invasion Dlscuaaed. Gen. Alexander returned from Atlanta yesterday morning, nfter meeting with tho Capitol Cotnmision there Tuesday. In an interview with a Morning Nf.nvs reporter yesterday, Gen. Alexander said that the work is progressing aitisfacto ily and lie believes that the structure will be com pleted by Jun. 1, according to contract. The General was askisil what was the re sult of the mooting of the directors of the Oeutial and Terminal systems at New York last week, with reference to the threatened invasion <>f the territory of the Terminal and Central systems in Georgia and North l ’arolina by tue Seaboard ami Roanoke, or Robinson system. Ho replied that the threatened invasion was discussed in nil its bearings, but he was unable to say whether the Seaboard and Roanoke had floated bonds to bull 1 south to connect with Atlanta, as reported. The determination was reached, however, to liarallel a line of opposition, if the invasion was made, and the General said that it was understood that this could be done by tho building of about sixty miles of road, which would he done at once if tho extension was made by the Robinson system. He was not pr pared to state absolutely what points would be built to nnd from in the event that the extension to Atlanta was begun by the Seaboard and Roanoke. The Central and Terminal systems will fully protect their territory, he said, at the first sign of dau ger, and m the most effective way. Gen. Alexander said that it is "the inten tion of the Central system to occupy all the territory in Southeastern Alabama in the vicinity of Geneva and Elba. The ex tension from Clayton to Ozark is nearly completed, and the bridge is now building whico will connect Columbia with Blakely. The road will dnw about 16,000 bales of ditto i from Columbia. From Columbia the Out' al is t i build westward. Have you seen those dust proof Driving r.At'-r ' h uts at B. H. Levy & Bro.’sf THE COURT OF ORDIN ARY. Wills Probated and Letters of Admin istration Granted. Hon. Hampton L Ferrill has boon hold ing the Court of Ordinary since last Mon day, and has transacted the following busi ness: List will and testament of William H. Gibbons was admitted to probate and record in solemn form. Last will and testament of Silas Fulton was proven in common on the affidavit of R. M. Demere, and Joseph E. Fulton quali fied as executor. Last will and testament of Mary De- Itenno was admitted to probate arid record in solemn form. Nancy L. Thomas ipiaiifiod as administra trix of the estate of .Vary H. Thomas, and received the usual documents. Margaret Robertson qualified as admin istratrix of the estate of Hetty Conway, deceased. Martha A. E. Kirksey qualified as ad ministratrix ad col. of the estate of Robert M. Kirksey, deceased. Brantley A. Denmark qualified as ad ministrator de bonis non of the estate of William H. Tison. William 8. Tison qualified as guardian of the property of Mary E. Walter et al., minors. Year’s supports were granted to Eliza C. Bee, widow of Barnard E. Beo deceased; Sarah R. Mills, widow of N. C. Mills, de ceased, and to Augusta E. Houston and child, widow of William F. Houston, de ceased. Orders for sale of real estate were granted to David Grove, executor of the will of Su san Ringhill, deceased; Mary A. and P. Alston Waring, executors of Dr. James J. Waring, deceased; A. 8. Bacon, guardian of Harriet B. Bacon, minor. The following letters dismissorv wore granted: Nancy L. Thomas, executrix of the will of Mary A. Martin, deceased; John M. Hogan, administrator of the estate of Mathew Hogan, deceased; Meyer Mendel, administrator of the estate of Mina Men del, and Mary C. Coker, administratrix of the estate of Dr. P. H. Coker, decoused. The annual returns having been on file for thirty days not objected to, and found correct, ordered to be recorded; the Epis copal Orphan’s Home, guardian of Jose phine G. Bostock, minor; Gesche Henkon, administratrix of theestateof Diedrich W. Henken, deceased; York H. Willis, admin istrator of theestateof Carolino H. Willis, deceased; Emily G. Waller,guardian of the property of Claudia H. Johnstone, minor; John F. Entelman, administrator ostate of Henry Kuck, deceased. Maud Pearson having applied to the court for an exemption of personalty out of tho property of her husband, John A. Pearson, order citation granted, returnable Slay 31. Dr. Raymond li. Harris, filed his peti tion for letters of guardianship upon tho estate of Catharine \V. Harris, minor. The following petitions were tiled to sell real estate,stocks, etc.: John S. Mehrtens, administrator of the estate of Catharine Mehrtens, to sell real estate; Adeline Gra ham, guardian, to soli Central stock and debentures; Mary A. C, Doschor, administ ration of the estate of John Doscher, to sell real estate. TWO HEARTS MADE ONE. Mr. Syd B. Rustin Weds Miss Mamie R. Millen. There was a very pretty wedding at New Houston Street Methodist church last night. The groom was Mr. Syd B. Rustin, and the bride was Miss Mamie R. Millen. The church was very prettily decorated and was crowded with invited guests and friends of the bride and groom. The ceremony was performed under an im mense umbrella of flowers, on which wore the initials M. and R., by Rev. J. W, Sim mons, pastor of the church. Messrs. F. H. MeGillis and D. B. Rustin were the ushers. The bride and groom left last night for Tal lulah Falls and a trip through North Geor gia. Mr. Rustin is a popular young gentle man connected with the Passenger Depart ment of the Central railroad. The bride is a niece of Col. William Rogers. DISTRIBUTING THE SHAD. A Million of Them to bo Placed In South Georgia Streams. A million shad egos are to be placed in the streams of Southeast and Southwest Georgia in a few days. The Plant system of railways has issued orders to carry over tho Savannah, Florida and Wostern, and Charleston and Savannah railways, and tho Brunswick and Western railroad, the United States Fish Commissioner’s cans of fish, and will return the cans free of charge. Baggage-masters will also render every assistance desired bv messengers in charge of fish. Conductors will stop express trains at any stream to leave messengers and cans, when it can bo done without in any way en dangering their trains or connections. Local Personal. C. 8. Shattus, of Griffin, is at the Screven. J. Weis, of Way cross, is at the Screven. R. M. Bower, of Whigham, is at the Har nett. J. B. Wright, of Eden, is at tho Marshall House. O. W. Fleming, of Brunswick, is at the Screven. John M. Brown, of Bainbridgo, is at the Harnett. W. J. Norman, of Mclntosh, is at the Harnett. J. S. Iloyier, of Blackshear, is stopping at tho Harnett. John H. Peyser, of Macon, is registered at the Screven. R. A. Williams, of Cuthbert, is registered at the Harnett. J. Selig, of Atlanta, is stopping at the Screven House. E. N. Houston, of Pino Tuck, Ga., Is stop ping ut tli.> Screven. George M. Brinson, of Stillmore, is stop ping nt ti:o Screven. J. C. Little, of Louisville, Ga., Is regis tered nt the Screve* House. Miss M. J. Hopkins, of Hillsborough county, Florida, is a guest of the Harnett. Messrs. B. Hart, and B. A. Godwin, of Fort Meade, Fla., are stopping nt the Mar shall. * IV. W. Or iham, Clerk of Appling Supe rior Court, is in the city, circulating among his friends. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Kimball and Master John Kimball, of Scarboro, uro guilts of the Screven Houso. Col. W. 11. Phillips, ex-Mayor, aud a prominent lawyer of Blackshear, is in the city on his wav to Tybee, where he goes to spend a few weeks on tho salts. Col. J. M. Denton, of Coffee county, was in Savannah yesterday. He said tho politi cal pot had just begun to simmer In his district. There will probably be no oppo sition to Crisp, the present Congressman. Col. G J. Holton, cnoof Applipg county's mod successful lawyers, is in the city. Col. Holt m is an cx-.Btt:* Senator from Appling and is taking an active part in politics. He may lie a dark horse for the Congressional nomination in the First district. In General Debility. Emaciation, Consumption and wasting in children, Scott's Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil with iiyiKiphosphitog, is a most valuable fo'd and medicine. It opiates an appetite for food, strengthens Mw nervous system, and builds up tue body: Please rend: “1 tried Scott’s Emulsion on a young man whom physiciaiis at tunes gave up ho|ic. Since be began using tli • Emulsion his cough line ceased, gained flesh ami strength, nnd from all appearances las life will 1m prolonged many years.” John Sullivan, Hospital Steward, Morgnnza, l’a. Light color Stiff at sl, $1 25. $1 90, $2, $2 25, $2 50, $2 75, $3 and $3 50 at Appel & Hchaul’s, One Price Clothiers, 103 Cougiess street, opposite merkOT. PLAYED HARD TO WIN. AUGUSTA COMES WITHIN FOUR RUNS OF GETTING A GAME. Savannah’s Pony Battery Lays Out the Exposition City's Pets to the Tune of 7 to 3—Butler Retiree Eleven Men on Strikes, and Only Five Hits Made Off His Delivery. Five hundred people saw a pretty game at the ball grounds yesterday. Savannah worn, but it was nothing like Tuesday’s walk-over. The visitors pulled themselves together and played hard to win, but they could not face Butler with any show of success. Eleven men went out oa strikes, and only five safe hits were made off the plucky little boxman. The locals fielded rather loosely, and their error column was larger than it ought to have been. Merritt pitched for Augusta, and he held the Savannahs down to eight hits. A triple play by Merritt, Stallings and Burns was one of the features of the game. The following is the score: SAVANNAH. A.B. R. In. P.O. A. E. Butler, p 4 1 0 0 13 0 Green, lb 4 2 3 12 0 0 Lamotte, 3b 4 0 0 1 0 1 llurks, b.s 4 2 2 1 2 1 Monahan, 2b 4 0 1 2 4 2 Brown, l.f 4 1 0 0 0 0 Schreck, c 3 1 1 8 5 3 Ham, r.f 4 0 0 1 0 1 Cantwell, c. f 4 0 1 2 0 0 Totals 35 7 8 27 24 8 AVGUSTA. A.B R. 18. P.O. A. E. Merritt, p 5 1118 2 Stallings, 2b 4 0 0 4 1 0 Callahan, 3b 4 0 10 10 Bums, c 4 0 I 7 0 0 I.yons, c.f 4 0 0 3 0 1 Tant,, l.f 4 0 0 2 0 1 Smith, s.s 4 1 1 0 1 1 Walsh, r.f 4 0 0 1 0 0 Stone, lb 4 116 0 0 Totals 87 3 5 24 11 5 SCORE BY INNINGS. Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Savannah. 30100210 x— 7 Augusta 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 o—3 SUMMARY. Runs earned—Savannah 3. Two-base hits—Burks, Monahan. Double and triple plays—Merritt* Stall ings and Burns. Bases on balls—By Merritt 1. Passed balls—Schreclts 1, Burns 1. Wild pitches—Merritt 1, Butler 1. Struck out—By Butler 11, Merritt 6. Left on bases Savannah 5, Augusta 7. Time of game—2 hr. 10 min. Umpire—Mr. Scanlon The last game of the series will be played to-day, and to-night the visitors will leave for homo. They will be accompanied by the Savannahs, who will play in Augusta to-morrow, Saturday and Monday. They will then return homo, and all of the clubs will lay off a week. The Augustas have made many friends in Savannah by their gentlemanly deportment and conduct, and they will be warmly welcomed upon their return here next month. To-day’s game will lie the last league game that will bo played here until May 31, when Augusta will return, and will be followed by Columbus and Atlanta. GAMES ELSEWHERE. Washington, May 8. —Base ball games were played to-day with the following re sults: At Detroit — Detroit 2 00300010—6 Boston 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 4 x—l3 Base hits—Detroit 11, Boston 17. Errors—De troit 3. Boston 8. Batteries—Conway and Ben nett; Sowders and O’Rourke. At Philadelphia—Only six innings were played on account of rain. The score was: Athletic .0 0 0 0 2 I—B Brooklyn 3 0 0 2 0 o—s Base hits—Athletic 8, Brooklyn 9. Errors— Athletic 5. Brooklyn 3. Batteries—Seward and Towasend: Foutzand Bushong. At Pittsburg—Only seven innings were played on account of the rain. The score was: Plttaburg 0 0 0 0 0 1 0— 1 Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 1 o—2 Bast) flits—Pittsburg 3, Philadelphia 6. Er rors - Pittsburg 5, Philadelphia 3. Batteries— Henderson and Fields, Gleason and Clement.;. At Chicago— Chicago 4 5001003 o—l3 Washington 1 0 1 0 0 0 00 0— 2 Base hits—Chicago 17, Washington 5. Errors —Chicago 2, Washington 6. Batteries—Krock and Daly, Greening and Deasly. At Loubville — Louisville 0 0 6 0 2 2 6 2 o—lß Kansas City 00000 240 0— 6 Base hits— Ixmisville 13, Kansas City 8. Er rors—Louisville 4, Kansas City 14. Batteries— Chamberlain and Cross, Fagan and Brioily. At Indidfcapolis— Indianapolis 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0— 4 New York 6 3 5 0 0 1 2 2 x—lß Base hits—lndianapolis 7, New York 19. Er rors Indianapolis 9, New York 8. Batteries- Healy. McOeachy and Daly; Keefe, Ewing and Brown. At Birmingham—Rain; no game. At Cleveland, O.—Rain; no Cleveland and Baltimore game. At Memphis—New Orleans won to day by timely hitting in the eighth inning, coupled with errors at second base and center Held on tho part of the home club. The score is: Memphis 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-3 New Orleans 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 x—B Base Hits—Memphis 9, New Orleans 18. Errors—Memphis 5, New Orleans 4. At Atlanta—The Columbus ball team defeated the Atlautas this afternoon easily by a score of 18 to 7. The locals played loosely, and lost the game in the first in ning, the visitors sending seven men over the home plate. Atlanta had on two sub stitutes, and several of the members of the club played out of their regular positions. Base Ball Notes. The Madison square base ball club and tho Young Dixies played a game of base ball beyond the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway Co.’s yard, yesterday evening resulting in a score of It! to 15 in favor of Madison square. In the Superior Court. The Superior Court was in session yester day forenoon. The damage ease of W. W. Hurst vs. tho Central Railroad and Bank ing Company was re-assigned to May 25, owing to the absence of the principal wit ness, Mr. Van Vorst, oa the advice of his physician, Mr. Van Vorst still suffering from injuries received in the Hurricane creek di.-astor. This is the second trial of the case. The case of George Schwarz et. al., com plainants, and lx>uis A. Falligant, defend ant, was heard in chambers yesterday afternoon. This is a suit to compel defend ant to give title to certain Rase Dew lots sold to defendant. Totterine is a sure and painless cure for the many forms of skin diseases we are subject to. Tetter of the worst form is permanently cured by using It only a few days. Rtug Worm. Eczema, old itching sores, Itching Piles, Eruptions of the Scalp, Ground Itch, Scald Head, and all itching diseases of the skin, are cured by the use of Tetterino. Harmless, painless and fragrant. 50c. at druggists, Schreiner’9 Music House. Sole agents for tho celebrated Steinwav Pit nos, acknowledged the best Pianos manufactured. Sole agents for the well known Gabler Pianos. New arrival of di rect imported Pianos. Terms as liberal as any other house in the country. Sun time allows those who quit work at G p. m. ample time to examine B. H. Levy & Bro.’s Clothiug by daylight. If you want a nice box Messina Oranges, go to J. S. Collins & Co.’s. They are head quarters for Fruits and Vegetable*. The nobbiest line of fancy Straw and light tail >r stiff Hats in the citj at Appel & ScUmiV, One Price Clothiers, THE NIGHT CLERK'S STORY. Hti Telia Some of His Experiences Between Napa. “I tell you we have the toughest time of any poor people living.” The speaker was a sleepy night clerk at one of the hotels. “You see it’s this way. We come on duty at 7 :iio at night, when there’s nothing to do but sit and fight mosquitoes until 6:30 in the morning. The same thing over and over every night hasalinost ‘cooked my goose.”’ “Ono would think ttiat doing nothing would be to your hand,” remarked the reporter. “Be to my hand, indeed. It is not so easy a matter as you might suppose to sit here and hold your eves open, and that is all w e have to do. If we had work to en gage our attention, the hours would not drag themselves so slowly by. I have thought many a time, when 1 sat here nearly nodding, that I’d give my whole ex istence for a couple of hours of sleep. To tell the truth, I envy the ’rooster’ that awakens tho slumberer with his cries. As for experiences mysterious, the mid night clerk cannot be equaled. More strange things happen under his nose than he has hairs on his head. Why, they have been known to become so frightened during the dead hours of night, that they turned instantly gray. Queer being-: they. I once heard of a night clerk in a Western town who invariably went to sleep nights while on duty, and as sure as he did, ho dreamed of fire and awaked in a terrible fright and would have the bell boy sound the alarm and wake all the guests. This was the case more than once, and each time he was severely repri manded by the proprietor, and was finally told that if the thing should occur again he would be ’bounced.’ Well, you know it was to bis interest to hold his eyes open, and he did so for a long time. One night, however, he dozed off, and when he awoke the building was in flumes. He thought, to sound the alarm, hut tho reprimands of the proprietor recurred to him, and he con cluded to wait until he was thoroughly awake and knew what he was doing before he took action. In the meantime a midnight prowler chanced to pass the hotel, and seeing it wrapped in flames, sounded the alarm and the inmates narrowly escaped a’burn to death.’ I saw tho clerk sometime afterward, and he said the real fire was no more terrifying to him than those he had seen in his dreams. “I knew of another caso in California some years ago. The story was told by the bell boy after the unfortunate occurrence. The night clerk kept a Smith & Wesson revolver in a drawer, within hand-reach of his desk. One night he dozed off to sleep. The bell boy sat watching him. After awhile the clerk began to move about un easily in bis chair and breathed quickly. Suddenly he shrieked out, “My God! My wife. Burned to death. I cannot en dure this life.” Then seizing the tho revolvei, put it to his temple and fired, blowing his brains out. His wife, who was sleeping on the floor above him, was noti fied of the occurrence at once, and she was seized with convulsions and died shortly afterward. It was a sad affair. But you talk about feeding sad; you have never had a first-class case of the blues. Wait until you sit in a hotel office all night, and if you don’t get ’em then you never will.” ON RAIL AND CROoSTIE. Local and General Gossip in Railway • Circles. Railways are said to consume more than half the world’s productions of iron, the car wheels required in tho United States alone taking more than 2,000,000 tons. The next regular meeting of the South ern Passenger Association will convene at Asheville, N. C., on May 15. This is expected to he one of the largest and most important meetings of the year. The ques tion of immigrant rates will be taken up and discussed. Tho question of extending the summer excursion ra.es, which was not acted upon at the last meeting, held recently in Chattanooga, will be co sidered. There seems to be but little doubt but that these excursions wp bo continued until autumn. PAVE THE STREETS. That la What a Progressive Tax-Payer Advises the Council to Do. Editor Morning News: I think Savan nahians ought to appreciate any effort made in behalf of street paving. City Council has made a start, and can immor talize itself by continuing tho good work. Our streets are a disgrace to Savannah. Housekeeping is a burden to our ladies, outdoor exercise is very unpleasant, while pleasure driving through our streets is seldom thought or. Strangers are not well impressed with our city, and naturally a-k tho question, why other cities of our size can pave and beautify their streets, while we eat, drink, and breathe through a cloud of dust. If there is no money to do this work, let the city make an assessment for that purpose, and I believe nine-tenths of the people will approve of it. Like all other cities, we have some croakers and a few men that think the city ought to be run for their special benefit, but such men are only good to themselves and the Mayor and Aldermen can afford to give them plenty of room. We have good water, and if council will pave our streets, take tile old railing from around our squares and put up some more of those signs “Keep off' the grass,” we will have a beautiful city. I own twenty odd houses, and I am convinced that the paving of the streets will increu-e their value, and the money spent will be w’ell invested. What a c ty wo would have with our streets paved and our new hotel built. We would not be able to accommodate the Northern travel in the winter, and our own people 1 would not lush off the early part of every summer to spend their money away from home. Moving the dry sand will not affect tho health of our city, ad our city fathers can pave several streets before the summer is over. Tax Payer. After Threo Years. SV. F. Walton, of Springfield, Tenn., says: “I have been suffering with neuralgia in my face and head off and on tor three years. 1 purchased a box of Dr. Tanner’s lnfallihlo Neuralgia G'uro and took eight of the pills. I have not felt any symptoms of nmi! nlgia since.” Bold by Lippman Bros., wholesale agents. Cox’s Gelatine, Imported Macaroni, Olive Oil, Froneh Sardines, Englis i Mustards, Cross & Blackwell’s Chow Chow, California Apricots, Choice Lobsters and Salmon, Pure Vinegar, at lowest possible prices. J. S. F. Barbour, New Houston and Barnard streets. Gents’ Thin Suits. The largest line of Gents’ thin Suite; greatest variety of colors and material; lowest prices. B. H. Levy & Bro., 161 Congress. Children's and Misses’ Button Shoes In heel and spring heel, cheap at sl, at Nichols’. Nice, ripe Bananas, cheap at J, S. Collins & Co.’s. Those suffering with Itching Piles would make any sacrifice for a reliable euro; they need only to invest 50c. in a box of Tel,fer ine A few applications will give perma nent relief. 50c. ut druggists. Try Burgunder-Wein Bitters; it is a grand appetizer aud wholes >me stimilant. Either as a beverage or for medicinal use, you can find nothing belter than my im ported Gin. j. s. F. Barbour, Now Houston and Barnard streets. If iu want of a box of Lemons, go to J. S. Collins & Cos., No. 15 Market -qoaro. Infants’ Kid Button with lassoi, a bargain, at 50c.. at Nichols’, HIDDEN ,fc RATES S. M. R mm PiANOS. An Old Dealer’s Tes timony Concern ing Them. ,- PtIF Chickering pianos were never in such 1 magnificent condition as they are to dav ’“I am an old man now,” said he, “and in nii time I have handled and sold many makes or pianos, but I can say honestly that there is n ,I grand piano made to-day, either in this oountrv or in Europe, that can approach tho new style Chickering in tone; nor do I expect to live to sea any that ever will 1” 0 So says James Beliak, of Philadelphia, one of the oldest and largest piano dealers in the United States, as well us a musician of rep.J nized ability. CHICKERING THE BEST. L.&B.S.M.H, PIANO AND ORGAN DEPARTMENT. PLUMBERS’ SUPPLIES, ETC HIMES®! AND SUCTION HOSE. ALSO Garden Hose and Sprinklers. * Call and see our “GEM” Combination Nozzle aud “NIAGARA” Lawn Sprinkler. John Nicolson, Jr,, 30 and 32 Drayton St. ART AND STATIONERY DEP’T L. & B. S. M. 11. Summer Bargains. WRITING PAPER MATERIALS. I \UTFITS FOR TOURISTS. 1 I ELEGANT STYLES FOR THE STAY AT HOMES. LOW PRICES FOR EVERYBODY. Our Sample Book of Writing Papers, and our Artists' Materials Catalogue, furnished on ap plication. Society Engraving a specialty. Fifty Cards Engraved and finished with plate for $1 25. L. <fc 33. S. UVD 3EC. Art and Stationery Department. F. K. McARTHUR. Manager. SUMMER GOODS. ISTILL LEAD. Everything that is Season sonable. Call and See our Large Stock of REFRIGERATORS, Lawn and Hammock Chairs and Settees. BABY CARRIAGES, The largest assortment in the city. Pine and Straw Mat ting, Mosquito Nets. Awn ings made to order. A. J. MILLER & CO, 118, 150 AND 152 BROUGHTON STREET. JUST RECEIVED QVAL AND SQUARE SINGLE COVER MARKET BASKETS, in all sizes; also, a goo* assortment of WATER COOLERS, WATER ING POTS, FLY TRAPS, DUSTERS, BROOMS BRUSHES, Etc., Etc., at wholesale and retail. LOVELL & LATTiIVIORE, Hardware, Stoves and House Furnishing Goods, SAVANNAH, - - GEORGIA. DAVIS KUOS. Ik Covemioit’s APPRECIATION OF THE KNABE PIANO, Together with it* true merit, has placed it pre-eminently to the front, and it is now recognized as the leading piano of the world. The KNABK is a Baltimore piano, and is the only piano thut can be mentioned os a Southern production. It* manufacture for over 60 years by practical men is a guarantee of its }>erf op tion. Kvery piano is fully guaranteed, and money refnnded in any case that the KNAbb does not fully satisfy. Instrumentalist* prefer tho KNABE on account of its clear, ringing tones. Vocalists prefer the KNABE f° r inch ldious and true shaking notes. Teachers prefer it because their scholars loam more rapidly on U. Parents prefor it because they buy it at a moderate price ami get full valu# received. Loam our prices aad terms. DAVIS BROS.