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BEATEN BY A MAD MOB. ONE THOUSAND NEGROES RUN RIOT IN YAMACRAW. Policemen McMurray and Cronin Beaten into Insensibility—One of the Rioters Shot and Dies from Kls Wounds Others Supposed to be Wounded—How the Trouble Started f —Policeman Quinn’s Wife Holds the Mob at Bay with a Pistol—Eight of the Rioters Arrested. “Kill the when he ain’t thinking.” That was the fate intended for Patrolman Pat McMurray in yesterday’s riot in Yamacraw. Patrolman Daniel J. Cronin and John Crimmens, an employe of the Southern Vulcanite Pavement Company, it was thought, were mortally wounded. Mike Tilinian, one of the negro rioters, died last night with eight bullet wounds in his body. Several other rioters were wounded, but they escaped. The riot started a few minutes lie fore roon on Farm street in the vicinity of Or ange. THE START OF THE RIOT. Policeman McMurray had arrested a negro, and was starting with him to the barracks when ho was set upon bv a crowd of the negro’s friends. His club w as wrenched from him and he was knocked down. The negro whom he had arrested stood over him and was al>out to strike the officer over the head with his own club, when McMurray drew his revolver and fired. The negro turned at the shot and ran, nnd McMurray broke through the crowd nnd pursued him, firing. At Orange street the negro attempted to escape into a house, but the door was shut against him, and lie ■was captured on the steps. He was badly ■wounded, exclaiming, "I’m dying!” and dropped to the sidewalk. IN THE MOB’S HANDS. McMurray left him and started hick down Farm street, where he met a mob of several hundred negroes, armed with clubs and rocks, hooting and yelling "Kill him, kill him!” Before he had time to defend himself he wa< knocked down. Struggling to his feet he fought his way througa the mob and took refuge in a house between Bay street and Cooper Shop lane, kept by IVarl l’rendergast. By this time Farm and the adjoining s', roots were filled with an excited mot) snouting, "drag him out,” “kill him.” McMurray was unarmed. Nothing but empty cartridges were in his revolver. His club had been wrenched from him and Bleeding from bis wounds he was uuaole to dight. DRAGGED INTO THE STREET. The m b broke in the windows and half a dozen infuriated negro women seized tho wounded officer by tlio throat and dragged him into the street. Joe Cotton, one of the leaders of the mob, grabbed a rock and yell ing, "Kill the when he aint thinking,” and struck the already uncon scious man a murderous blow on the head. Patrolman Tom F. Quinn, of the Ocean Steamship police, who lives on Bay street, near Farm, was awakened by tho shouts of the rioters, and, seizing his pistol, he hurried into tho stre>t. The mob soon saw him coming a'd shouted “Kill bun,” but the officer kept them back •with ms pistol “We want justice!” "He killed the man for nothing!” "Kill him! Kill him!” the crowd kept shouting. DROVE BACK THE CROWD. Quinn drove the mob back from the house ■w here McMurrav was. Hearing the noise inside, he hurried to a gate leading to a lane 1 ack of the house, where he was met by ono of the inmates, who said that McMurray was Eafe. Turning back, he went to the front of the house again. McMurray was lying cn the ground insensible. By his side Mrs. Quinn stood with a revolver in h**r hand holding the mob at bay. "While she kept them back, her hus and and Joseph Mack carried the unconscious officer to Quinn’s house. Mrs. Quinn stood guard over the wounded man until the ambulance arrived, and he was taken to the hospital. PATROLMAN CRONIN SURROUNDED. While McMurrav was fighting the mob on Farm street, Patrolman Cronin, who was hurrying to bis assistance, was sur rounded on Orange street. He was patroi ing Bryan street when the riot began. In crossing Montgomery street he heard the shots. Hurrying to West Broad, he ran down Orange street, and it was there, lying in the middle of the street, that he was afterward found. John Kline, a tailor for Charles Gassman, and his daughter w ere standing on the stoop at Kliae’s house, No. 21 Orange street, when Cronin came down the street. Kline’s story is that the officer ran down Orange street and met a negro boy who was running away from the riot. Somebody told the officer to ar rest the boy, and he did so. Later a negro passed and told the officer that he had the w rong man, and Cronin (released him. but afterward rearrested him and started to the barracks, when a crowd of negroes sur rounded him. The crowd pressed on the officer, an l tried to take the boy from him. HIS PISTOL TAKEN FROM HIM. Cronin drew his revolver, but it was -wrenched from him and fell to the ground. As soon as the mob saw that he was unable to defend himself they closed in upon him, and beat him until be was unconscious. ■When they had left him a negro woman rushed to the middle of the street where the officer was lying, and struck him sev eral blows on the head with a brick. During the excitement John Crimmens, employed by the Vulcanite Paving Com pany, ran up to assist the officer. He made his way through the crowd to where Cronin was. and seizing the officer’s club succeeded by well-directed blows in driving some of the infuriated negroes back, not, however, until he had been severely beaten and cut. Crimmens was afterward picked up by the nmbulance and taken, with McMurray, to fit. Joseph’s Infirmary. crimmens" wounds. He had a ghastly wound over one eye, and three long deep gashes on his head. He was stabbed in tbe back, one of the fingers of his right hand was broken, and it is thought that his chin W fractured. Crim tnens seemed to rest easy after his wounds had been dressed. He said that as he was passing Orange street on his way to a bar ter shop he heard tho patrolman's cries for help, and ran to where the difficul y was going on. Just as In* reached there the inob knocked the pistol out <>f Cronin’s hands aud would have shot him had he not beat them back with a club. Ho drove the crowd back, so that they were unable to get the pistol which he thought had dropped to the ground, until he was knocked down from behind. Cronin’s injuries are serious, though the physicians do not cousidor them fatal Ho has several ugly wounds on the head, and on* on the Up. One of his front teeth was knocked out. No one was allowed in the nek man’s room last night, and he was un unable to make any statement. CRONIN’S WOUND NOT KATAL. Cronin was taken from the street to a bouse near by where Drs. Keller and Groth dressed his wounds. Dr. Brunner arrived shortly afterward, and finding that Dr. Keller hail been there, instructed him to look utter the wounded man while he went to McMurray. Dr. Keller said that Cronin has a gush at out throe inches long and an other about two inches long on tho left side of the skull, both reaching the bone, but there w.-re no fractures. Dr. Keller thinks the wounds very serious.but not necessarily fatal Later on he was removed to his home no McDonough street, near East Boundary. QUELLING THE RIOT. Sergeant Killourhy was on duty at the barracks when the riot l>egan. A telephone message came in saying that there was trouble on Farm street and that an officer had tssen killed. Hurriedly dispatching a mounted officer nnd two patrolmen with an ambulance, Sergeant KiUourhy sent out another mounted officer to pick up the patrol on Broughton street. In less than five minutes after the information reached the barracks, the ambulance and mounted officers were at the scene of the trouble. Chief Green and Sergt. Linng arrived shortly after with a mounted squad and the rioters were dispersed. They hung about the lanes, and in the dives all the afternoon, but the streets were kept clear. A squad of officers was kept in readiness in case of an outbreak, but by 10 o’clock last night everything was quiet, and the police do not fear any further trouble. m'murray's statement. As soon as the ambulance arrived,’Mc- Murray was taken to St. Joseph’s Infirmary, where Drs. I)uun and Brunner dressed his wounds. The wounded officer was seen by a Morning News reporter last night. He said that he was on Farm street a few min utes before 12 o'clock. As he passed Pine street he met a large crowd of negroes, nnd ordered them to get oil the sidewalk and they did so. He went on farther toward New street, and had gone but n short distance when he met a couple of negroes. One of them remarked that he was going to have tho other arrested, and called to the officer. The other replied: • * :he t ffleer.” McMurray turned and arrested him. He was quickly sur rounded. One of the crowd shouted: “ you, I will kill you.” The negro caught hold of the officer's club, and, wrenching it from him, struck him over the head with it twice. McMurray drew his revolver and the negro caught It and tried to strike him again with his club. McMurray succeeded in wrenching the pistol from him and began shooting. The negro ran down Farm toward Orange, and the offioer pursued him, firing as ho ran. Running up on a stoop near the corner of Farm and Orange streets, tho negro tried to push open the door of tie house, but it was closed against him. RUN DOWN AND CAPTURED. McMurray f llowed him up the 6teps and arrested him. In going down the steps to th“ sidewalk the negro fell and said: "I am dying.” McMurray left him there an! went back up the street, where the fracas began, to get his helmet. Before he had gone fur he was attacked by a mob of 300 or 400 men and women, armed with sticks, rocks and clubs. The men wore cursing and the women we e screaming at the top of their voices: "Kill the rascal.” Be fore he had tune to defend himself he was set upon by the mob and was knocked down. Regaining his feet be ran into a house kept by Pearl Prendergast. The moo followed him, and, being refused admittance, they broke in the windows ad doors, and enter ing began clubbing him again. He was thrown into the street, where he was beaten until he was i isensible. Policeman Lysaugjit.of the Ocean Steam ship force, was in a barber shop on Bay street being shaved when ho heard the shooting. Picking up his c. at, belt and pistol, ho hurried to Farm street. As lie passed Quinn's house he saw McMurray lying on the fl or. The street was filled with an excited crowd, shouting "Go for him, “kill him.” Patrolman Sweeny of the Ocean steam ship force arrived soon afterward and ar rested YV illiam Hamilton, one of the leaders of the mob. M'MURRAY’S PROTECTOR. The Prendergast woman.into whose house McMurray ran, said tnat she heard the tiring, but she thought it was firecrackers. She ope ed the front door to look out, and had hardly got the door 0(1011 before Mc- Murray came running up 01 the stoop all covered with blood, crying: “Save me, save me,” and rushed into the house in a stoop ing posture. She shut and locked the door, but by this timo the mob had got to the house and had broken in the door. They swarmed over the fence into tho back yard. She stood in front of the door with her dress covering McMurray and confronted the mob when the door was burst in. Seizing boid of her they hurled her through a window sash at the side of the room, at the same time beating her over the Lead. McMurray attempted to get out the back door, but he was stopped by a crowd of women wh > had scaled the fence. One of them seized an axe in the yard, and struck him with the oit side, felling him to tho floor. He was then dragged into the street. BRINGING IN THE RIOTERS. Chief Fernandez of the fire department was among the first to reach the scene of the riot and succeeded in arresting one of the ringleaders. Tho negro was crouched in a chimney corner under a hut. The chief crawled under the bouse and pulled him out. O.licer Stegins, whilo hunting for some of the instigators of the affray, met a young negro who told him that he knew one of the parties implicated in it. The officer started with the negro to an out of the way place where, in ail probability, he would have suffered as the other officers bad when a white boy whispered to him that the negro was one of the rioters himself, and that he saw him when he struck Officer Cronin. Htegins arrested the negro and carried both the prisoner and the white boy to the barracks. The name of the boy was taken and he was summoned as a witness against tue negro this morning. DIED FROM HIS WOUNDS. Mike Tillman, the negro whom McMur ray is supposed to have snot, was earned out to the homo of his mother, 011 Lumber street, near Little Jones street, and Dr. B. F. Sheftall was summoned. The found eight bullet holes in the lower part of his abdomen aud thighs. It is likely that the balls passed through tho body. The wounds were dressed, but Tillman died in a short time. Coroner Dixon was notified, but owing to his inability to secure wit nesses last night tha inquest was postponed until this morning. EIGHT OF THE RIOTERS ARRESTED. Tho police had arrested eight of the rioters up to last night, und are on the track of others. It is believed that several of the leaders are wounded, but that they are kept in hiding. At midnight Farm street was as quiet as the Bay. Officer McMurray was resting quietly at the infirmary. The last report from Cronin was favorable. McMurrey was considered a brave officer. He is about 25 years old. and was transferred from the Ocean Steam ship force a short time ago. He was formerly a member of the Savannah, Florida & Western force. SHOT IN THE NECK. One Colored Boy Accidentally Shoots Another. Henry YVrigbt, a colored boy who lives out on the Ogeecbee road, applied at the drug store of Dr. 8. C. Parsons yesterday to have an ugly wound in his nock and face dressed. Tho boy said that lie aud Thomas Graham, another colored boy, were prac tising with pistols at a target and by the accidental discharge of Graham’s pistol Wright was shot in tho back of the neck. The ball ranged upward ami striking the jawbone passed out through the right cheek. The wound was an ugly one and a very painful one. Dr. Parsons does not consider it serious, however. THROUGH THE CITY. Iteme Gathered Here and There by the News Reporters. About 300 people spent yesterday at Tjrbee and report a very pleasant time. The Bolt Line yesterday ran the cars on its western division to Riesling’s garden. Tho committee on streets and lanes has decided to asphalt the street crossings as well as the roadway on Broughton street. Up to 1:30 o’clock this,niormng there had been five arrests for disorderly conduct re ported at the police barracks. There as one arrest for vagrancy. Charles Freely (colored) wai arrested as a suspicious char acter, having in his possession six boxes of axle grease. He was arrested at the Ooeau steamship wharves. !■ uelcal Recital, By Prof. Leon's Orchestra, for the Episco pal Free Church at Purish hall, Friday, Nov. 30, 1888. from 4 to 0 o’clock, p. in. Admission 25 cents. Tickets on sale at Davis Bros’. THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER.3O, 1888. SHOT THROUGH A BOOK ISOM BROWN KILLS NANCY JOHN SON IN REVENGE. William Street the Scene of a Bloody Affray on Thanksgiving Night—The Woman Shot While Visiting at a Neighbor’s House—The Coroner’s In vestigation. Isom Brown shot aud killed Nancy John son at Lumber and YV illiam streets last night. Both are colored. They had been living together but had quarrelled and sepa rated. About two weeks ago the woman had Brown arrested for a breach of the peace. Brown retaliated by securing t.e womau’s arrest for stealing $5 from him. Yesterday he went to tho house where she lived on YY'illiam street, aud smashed her furniture and dishes. Late in tho afternoon he met her in a lane near whereshe lived, and they fought, but Brown got away be- fore assistance came. About 7 o’clock last night the Johnson woman went to visit her neighbors, Gerogo Brown and his wife, who lived next door. YY’hile she was there Isam Brown crept up the steps and opened the door. The family was at supper. George Brown asked: “What are you doing coining into my house without knocking?” Isam replied: "Excuse me,” and pushing the door a little further open, thrust a pistol towards Nancy, who was standing in the middie of tho room, and fired. The shot struck her in the neck, severing the jugular vein. She fell to the floor and died in a few minutes. Isom slammed tho door behind him aud ran down the step* and escaped. He wa* seen on the canal bank a short time afterward, but up to 2 o’clock this morning had not been caught. Coroner Dixon was notified and made an examination of the body. An in quest will be held this morning. FLAMbS ON THE GLENOCHIL. About Thirty Bales of Cotton Dam aged—The Vessel Uninjured. At 5:30 o’clock yesterday morning an alarm of fire was turned in from box 7, at Bay and Drayton streets. The fire proved to be in the cotton cargo of the British steamship Glenochil, which is lying on the outside of the steamship Benbrack. Both vessels are moored at Paulsen’s w harf, be tween Bull and Drayton streets. The vessel was being loaded for Bremen, and had pretty nearly finished her cargo. The fire was located in the after hold, and had not made much headway when discovered. It was soon extinguished without damage to the ship and but slight damage to the cargo. Only that portion in the after com partment was damaged by water. About thirty bales wore taken out more or less burned and scorched. A survey was catled by the master of the ship. Tbe board con sisted of James T. Stewart, Lloyd’s agent; H. T. Botts, underwriters’agent; Capt. May of the Benbrack, and one port warden. On examination, the board recommended that all the cotton iu tbe after hold bo dis charged. It Is said that there are about I, bales in this compartment. NEARLY A QKNTURY AND A HALF. The St. Andrew’s Society to Celebrate Its 138th Anniversary To-Day. Tbe St. Andrew’s society will celebrate its 138th anniversary to-day. The anniver sary banquet will be given at the Screven house to-night. Whether it be that the Scotch settlers in this city are better educated than those of some other countries, or whether they are man who for the most part work harder, aud are more shrewd and thrifty in their habits, tha fact remains that they are both prosperous and respected. Nor are they more successful in Savannah than elsewliere if the “YVorld’s Gazetteer” is to be relied upon. According to it half of the most prominent among the statesmen and merchants of Canada, Australia, and India are born Scots. If afler all the best kind of inspiration is good seme—the knowing what to do and bow to do it —the hardy sons of "Caledonia” and their de scendant* are dneply inspired. Some writer has said, "The Scotch immigrant is a man who leaves Scotland because he wishes to rise faster and higher than he can at home.” YY’hether or not St. Andrew ever visited Scotland and helped christianize that coun try, as bt. Patrick did Ireland, is still a matter 0? doubt. DRIFT FROM THE HARBOR. Happenings cn the River and Among tbe Shipping. The fishing schooner Belle of the Bay ar rived yesterday and she brought 1.000 red snappers as tho result of her cruise. She report* very heavy weather at sea, with numerous gales, during which she was compelled to lay to for about three days. The fishing schooner J. YV. Feeney also arrivod with about 400 fish. She was iu company with the Belle of the Bay, and was compelled to lay to on account of stress of weather. Both vessels cruised as far south as Cape Conaveral. Tho First District Club. Tli* First District Democratic Club held a meeting last night at Turners hall. About eighty people were present and sixty new members were enrolled. The club did not discuss the mayoralty and very little was said about the aldermen whom the club proposes to put in nomination shortly. A communication was received from the Young Men’s Democratic Club favoring the postponement of all nominations until after the county election. The following committee was appointed to confer with the young men’s committee: G. \V. Pollard, Dennis Kiley, Thomas Cooley, Frank McDermott, YV. F. Hendy, Charles Collinan, J. J. Hoarn, M. Carey, E. YV. O’Connor and D. Entleman Swept Overboard and Lost. The schooner Fannie Kimmey, Capt. YY’olfe, arrived yesterday from Now York with a cargo of guano. Capt. Wolfe re ports very heavy and rough weather throughout the passage. He encountered a succession of gale---. On Nov. 22, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, between Capes Lookout and Hatteras, and while he was running before a terrible northeast gale, a sea boarded tbe vessel and swept her decks of everything movable After everything wa* clear it was discovered that Eric Oman, a seaman, wo* mining. He wa* no doubt washed overboard and lost. The Site Settled Upon. The committee appointed by th* Tybee Hotel Company to select a site for the new hotel visited the island yesterday. Tlis committee agreed upon the south ond as the best site. President Myers said there is leu sand there, and there is still water for bath ing, which is preferable to many persons. There is also surf bathing close at hand, so that bathers may have their choice." New York's Vote. Editor Morning Sews: Please give total vote for President and Governor in New York state. Reader. Harrison received 650,314 and Cleveland 685,959; Hill received 650,546 and Miller 631,323. Musical Recital By Prof. Leon’s Orchestra, for the Episco pal Free church, at Parish ball, Friday, Nov. 30, 1888, from 4 to 6 o’clock, p. m. Admission 25 cents. Tickets on sale at Davis Bros’. THANKBGIVING IN THE CITY. How Eavannahian* Observed the National Holiday. The weather stood by the signal bureau yesterday. The day, though cool, was bright and beautiful. It was a typical Thanksgiving. Savannahians observe the day differ ently from most people, and they get as much enjoyment out of it as there is to be had. It is a sort of holiday with most of the military,and there was a pretty general suspension of business all through the city. The banks, the cotton exchange aud board of trade, the custom house nnd municipal offices were closed. The p stoffice employes had a half holiday. The schools were closed and the children had the day at their own sweet will. THE SUSPENSION OK BUSINESS. The retail business houses kept open during the forenoon, but at 2 o’clock nearly every thing was closed up except the barrooms. The market was crowded during tho morning. The shipping on the river was bright with bunting,aud up in the city flags floated from the armories and public budd ings. There was very little stir on the Bay. Tbe wholesale houses were closed and the street wa* almost deserted. A good many people spent the and ly out of the city, and the street car lines and suburban railroads did a big business. The car drivers aud conductors had anything but a holiday. The railroad offices closed and the clerks were given a day’s rest. In the afternoon Bull street and the park was thronged with promenaders. The squares were filled with children, and everybody enjoyed the day. Thanksgiving services were held at 11 o'clock at the Lutheran and St. Johns and Christ Episcopal churches, and at several of tho colored churches. THE SERVICES AT ST. JOHNS. The services at Ht. Johns were attended by a large congregation. Ibe church was attractively decorated. Upon the altar was a thanksgiving cross. At its base were piles of golden fruit. The chancel was filled with potled plants, and around the pulpit were banks of fruits and grain. The first was attractively decorated. Rov. G. W. Fisse preached a Thanksgiving sermon from the text: “Err not, therefore, brethren, for every good and perfect gift eoraeth from above, sent down by the Father of Life, in whom there is no variableness, neither t ie shadow of turning.” The preacher referred to the (last year as one in which God has greatly blessed his people. The terrible scourge which has swept some parts of the south has fallen heavily, and has cast a deep shadow into many homes. Those who escaped Lave reason to thank their Heavenly Father for his watchful care over them. The sermon was full of thought, and was listened to with deep interest. The day’s offering was for the poor of the parish and many a home was gladdened by the remembrances of those whom God has prospered. The fruit and o ther offerings were distributed by the ladies of the congregation in the afternoon. At Christ Church. Christ church held a large congregation. The altar was beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums roses and asters. Baskets of fruits were arranged abo. t tho chancel The fruit was distributed among the poor of the church after the services. The music was a feature of the service. Mrs. Fosteil sang the offertory “Consider the lilies.” The rector, Rev. Thomas Boone preached from the text, St. James L, 17, and Acts xvii. “In him we live and move and have our being, and he giveth to all life and breath aud all good things.” The preacher spoke of the good which is even to be found in sorrow and trial. It is called even publicly a blessing in disguise. YY’e have all been blessed, not only us indi viduals, but as a nation and os a city. Speaking of the nation, he referred to its liberty and prosperity; of the city, he spoke of the health of tho people as contrasted with tho epidemic in • Florida. Above all earthly blessings, tha preacher said, we have heavenly blessings. The blessings of heaven are to all good, and if wo realize these, we will ever have cause for thanksgiving with out regret, no matter what may be our earthly state. The Union Service. The Independent Presbyterian, First Presbyterian congrogatio s, the Lutheran, First ami Duffy streets Baptist, Trinity and YV’esley Monumental and Anderson street Presbyterian congregations held a union service at the Evangelical Lutheran church. The devotional service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Bowman. In the puipit were Rev. A. M. YYyau of Wesley Monumental, Rev. J. YV. Rogan of theFi:stPresbyterian church, Rev. II Q. Way of the Anderson street Presbyterian church, Rev. A. F. DeCamp of the Independent Presbyterian church, aud Rev. J. E. L. Holmes "of tbe First Baptist church. Tiie following pro gramme of music was rendered by the choir: Organ voluntary by Charles Ratz, organist. Anthem, Come Holy Spirit Warren Gloria in Exeelsis Downs Offertory, on the organ. Mr. A. F. DeCamp preached a Thanks giving sermon from the text: "His wav is in the sea; the Lord sitteth upon the floods, the Lord sitteth king forever.” The characteristics of the sea, the preacher said, are uncertainty and immensity. This is true to-day, anil was much more true when the test was uttered, when no power of mau could face the ocean storms; when the further margin of tho great waters dipped into the realm of mystery. Iu such an age, to point to billons which rolled like liquid mountains, and assert they are the throne of God, “the Lord sitteth upon the flood, yea, the Lord sitteth a king forever." was todeclare tho divinepowsr and majesty with an eloquence of poetic strength aud beauty which cannot be surpassed. HUMAN AFFAIRS LIKE A SEA. Human affairs are like a sea, broad, deep, mysterious—a sea not calm and heaven reflecting, but torn by the tempests of human passion and ignorance into a fury which threatens to ingulf all life, extinguish light and reinaugurate the reigu of chaos aud old night I Above all sits one who holdeth tho winds in his flits and the waters in the hollow of his hand, who limits tho ravings of the floods with the mandate: “Hitherto shalt thou come but no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.” Look at Egypt, the unique country, the laud of contrasts 7 miles wide by 700 miles long, redeemed from the desert by her river, which, born in the heart of Africa, is a symbol of the river of life. Homogeneous Egypt, for centuries feeding tue nations from her fertility, ast misbiug them with her antiquity. Under God, Egypt served two purposes: First, proving how prone man is to do evil without the help of God; secondly, serving as a school house for the children of Israel, where for 400 years they were tutored, taught to labor, to farm, to build, to obey aud to suffer. Egypt has passed away, hut the kingdom of grace, which she unintentionally helped to estab lisa on the earth, is still flourishing. WHY CHRISTIANITY PREVAILS. After speaking at some length of the Assyrian, Medean,Babylonian,Persian, Gre cian and Roman wars, as victorious over each other, not over evil, the preacher *aid that the thought may be traced through all history. Luther arose, but his message of pure gospel *as not receivid. He was cast out, buried bv the powers that be onlv like a buried grain of wheat to arise and fruc tify with the multiplied fruit of truth. John YVesley, a priest of tho Church of England. was grieved (o tbe heart when that church repudiated him,but so alone was Methodism possible. That same English church made Eiigland so un comfortable for the Puritans that a colony of them fled first to Holland and then to America. Our pilgrim fathers laid Die foundations of a free church and a free gov ernment, conceived iu liberty,of whose faith and labors we are tho happy heirs. The Lord sitteth upon the red floods of war, said tbs speaker. That human beings should settle t heir differences by violence is a frightful thing. Yst if they have sunk thus low, tho heavenly Father will not on that account forsake them. Wars though have proved a blessing to the world. The reason for this is that the Lord has ordained that virtue* shall be stronger tlmn vice and that the baptism of blood and of death shall be the conditions of entrance into larger life. By the law of the survival of the llltest, Egypt succumbed to Babylon because the latter was really superior. Greece was superior to Persia and Rome to Greece. So with the Moham medans in their religious wars. Asa rule, the Mohammedan religion was far better than the religions of the nations which they overcame; but when the Mohammedans en tered Europe they were halted. They learned the moaning of defeat and limita tion, because Christianity was a purer faith and produced better men. THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. Next arose the struggle between Protest antism and popery. In tne horrors of the mid dle ages Christians were taught the dire con sequence sof trusting to an arm of flesh. Pi otestantism triumphed iu England. That nation grew, and must have a wider area for the development of her powers, and planted a trading colony in India, which became more and more profitable. This en terprise of England in India, the papal power, France, contested. The struggle was sharp and decisive. England triumphed and India was saved to Protestantism. Eugla-d and France renewed the same struggle in the new world. Should America be papal or Protestant? The question was decided in the battle on the heights of Abraham, before Quebec, where again the English triumphed. England was victorious all along the line so long as ihe worked in the interests of larger liberty and clearer light, but just as soon as she took the back tack, she was among the conquered, as was the case in the war of the revolution, when England was defeated and the colonies wero triumphant, and a nation conceived iu liberty became the brightest jewel in the diadem of earth. The Military Out. The Cadets and the Guards were the only companies that observed Thanks giving. The cadets spent the day on the field. They started out from the armory at 11 o’clock, aud reached Greenwioh park about 2 o’clock. Alter their targot practice an ovster roast was had. The company reached the armory at 6 o’clock last night,tired out, but happy over their day’s march. GUARDS BEFORE THE TARGET. The Savannah Volunteer Guards, seventy five strong, under command of Capt. John W. Fretwell, had their annual target prac tice at Greenwich park in the morning. The distance was 200 yards, and five shots for each man constituted the rounds. Private F. C. Wilson of Company B made 22. On this score he was declured the win ner of the battalion first prize of sls, the “Holland medal” for the best score of the year and the first prize offered by Com pany B. The battalion second prize of $lO, was won by Lieut. John M. Bryan on a score of 19. He also won the “commissioned officers” medal for the current year. Tlie third battalion prize of $lO was won by Private L. J. M< rriman of Company C, on a score of 19. He also won the first prize offered by that company, and the “Hun ter medal” for tlie year. The fourth battalion prize of $5 was wou by Lieut. Gordon S. Orme on a score of 19. Tho fifth battalion prize of $5, and the second prize of Company C, $5, was won by Corp. E. R. AVood on a score of 18. The sixth battalion prize of $5, and the second prize of Company B of $5, was won by Sergt. George W. Baest on a score of 18. Corp. Litt Bloodwortli of Company A won the first prize in his company, $lO, and the R. I). Guerard Medal for the current year. Sergt. Frank B. Screven of Company A won the second prize of $5. The prizes offered by the battalion to the honorary, pay and exempt members, a first prize of $lO and a second prize of $5, were won as follows: Pay Member Thomas Hunter, first prize on a score of 22; Pay Member C. Y. Richardson, second prize on a score of 21. An oyster roast was provided, and after the contest tho battalion returned to the city and were marched to the residence of Lieut. Col. Garrard, who is sick and could not parade with them, where tho corps com plimented their gallant officer with a ralute, and then marched to the arsenal and were dismissed. After the Feast. Motlior to her little son—Dave, see all the little children out on the sidewalk play ing and having a nice time. AVby don’t you go out and join m the sport? Little Dave, who had just completed the destruction of a lot of goodies while play ing Thanksgiving party—Why, mamma, this is Thanksgiving day, and we oiight to give up ourselves to God for bis goodness during the year. I can’t go out to play to day. I feel kind o’ serious like.” HUMOR AND PATHOS. A Delightful Entertalnmer t at Masonic Hall Last Night. The Nyo-Riley-Ed wards combination givos an entertainment that is well worth sl. It is doubtful if more pleasure can be obtained for $1 than this combination affords. Nye and Whitcomb Riley are art ists in their way. They are never tiresome. They aim to please and they hit the mark. Those who hear thnm read for the first time are surprised as well as amused, and are afraid that the entertainment will end too soon. They read the best of their own pro ductions, and as presented by them, their productions appear to have additional merit. They don’t seem to bo pleased with their own humor, but others are. Mr. Edward’s selections are excellent, and he reads them well, but he is an ama teur compared with Mr. Nye, and Mr. Whitcomb Riley. Masonic hall, in which they road last night, was comfortably filled, and there has not been a more satisfied audience at any public entertainment in this city for a long time. Attention is called to special notice of the Georgia & Florida Inland Steamboat Com pany. Quarantine having been raised against all Florida, these boats will resume their regular trips to Fernandina, connect ing with ali points in Florida. The David Clark leaves to-day at 5 o’clock p. m. Musical Recital, By Prof. Leon’s Urchostra, for the Episco pal Free church, at Parish hall, Friday, Nov. 30. 1888, from 4 to 6 o’clock, p. m. Admission 23 cents. Tickets on sale at Davis Bros’. It Is No Use Trying to get a better Tea for the money than lam offering at the reasonable price sf t>sc. Try it, and satisfaction Is sure to be your reward. J. 8. F. Barbour, New Houston and Barnard streets. Just in at Shoffar’s, 110 Whitaker street, ISO pounds Fine Toilet Soap. Prescriptions compounded with care, and night bell answered at all hours. Only Purs Drugs used. CarneTe-Hair Underwear, for Health, And all wool in Red or White Goods, at LaFar’s, 29 Bull street, Dunlap's Hats and Nascimento’s Fine Hats In Silk or Derbys, new styles, at LaFar’s. Mathushek Pianos. Upright, Grand, Rosewood and Ebonised Cases, 7% Octavos, three strings through out, ivory keys, unique fall board, fancy fretwork, Queen Anne trusses, equalising scale, French grand action. Catalogue price S7OO, but now for a limited period only at $325 $5 cash, $3 weekly. Ludpen & Bates 8. M. H. ON RAIL AND 0R033T18, Local and General Gossip tag Railway Circles. * The Central railroad is running its new Woodruff palace cars. They arrived just iu time to accommodate the increased travel which the frost has started. Track laying on the Homosassa division of the Silver Springs, Ocala and Gulf rail road was begun last week, and it is expected that the rails will be laid to Homosassa by Dec. 15. The number of strangers in the city in the past two days indicates that the los3 of travel during the past three months by the quarantine regulations will be made up, to a great extent. A\ hat it cost to travel before the days of railroads is illustrated by an item in an old newspaper, published in 1834, which gives the accounts rendered by the representa tives from Georgia for their mileage to Washington. Hon. James M. Wavne of Savannah, afterwards judge of the supreme court of the United States, charged SO4O 40, Congressman Schley S4BO, and Congressman J ones S6BO. ABOUT FOLKS YOU KNOW. Savannahians and Other People Who Come and Go. D. B. Overton is in the city. L. M. Thayer of Ocala is at the Screven. L. M. Goldback of Thomasville is in the city. A. L. Weiss of AVay cross is at the Screven. F. Goodman of Louisyille is at the Screven. R. S. Thigpen of Humphreys is at the Harnett. Dunwoody Jones of Atlanta is at the Harnett. L. F. Brunson of Brunson, S. C., is at the Marshall. D. R. Groover of Areola was in the city yesterday. E. E. Foy of Egypt was at the Screven yesterday. Miss L. Beecher of Baxley is at the Mar shall house. Daniel A. Tompkins of Charleston is at the Screven. Mrs. E, A. Carr of Jacksonville, is stop ping at the Screven. Warren Lott and wife, of Waycross, are guests of the Screven. W. H. Biitch, a prominent citizen of Butch, is at the Screven. Mrs. L.P. Holmes, children and nurse, of Jacksonville, are at the Screven. John L. McFarlin, Jr., and wif, of Quincy, Fla., are at the Screven. A. J. King of Thomaston, was in the city yesterday registered at the Screven. Hon. Ben E. Russell and son, of Bain bndge, are registered at the Hamate. Dr. S. C. Devan and wife left for AVash mgton yesterday via the Atlantic Coast Line. Hon. H. H. Spear of Chattahoochee, bla., and lady, spent their thanksgiving in this city. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. McGee, and Miss B. L Smith of Reidsville, are guests of the Marshall house. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. T. Dunton and Mi-s Flora Dunton of Battleboro, were guests of the Screven yesterday. Hon. W. W. Gordon, who has been con fined to his house by sickness for a couple of weeks, is able to be out again. E. P. Smith, with the Birmingham Aye- Herald, who has been spending some time in South Carolina with his family, returned to Birmingham last night. Col. J. H. Estill of the Morning News returned yesterday from a visit to Macon, Augusta and Columbus. At the two latter cities he visited the expositions. The marriage of H. A. Thorpe, chief of the Central railroad police force, and Mrs. Susie Folks took plack at Trinity church V\ ectnesday evening, at 11 o’clock. Rev. A. M. Wynn officiated. Cards are out for the marriage of Sergeant Thomas F. Dunham of the police force and Miss Laura M. Walker of Cuth bert. The marriage will take place at Cuthbert Tuesday morning, Dec. 4. Cards are out for the marriage of Mr John C. Murrey of Grand Island, Florida, (formerly of Charleston) and Miss Florence Dawson, of Charleston, S. C., on Thursday aflernoon, December 6, at St. Paul’s church in that city. The gentleman and lady have quite a number of friends in Savannah. Remomber We Can Give You the Names of Over 2,500 Persons Who are in our clubs in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham and Anniston, who are perfectlv satisfied and say they never miss the $1 a week they spend for a watch. Join now and get a solid 14 carat Gold Watch, $1 a week. The fol lowing members drew Saturday night: First club, No. 44; second club. No 30; third club No. 4; fourth club. No. 8. Fifth club now form ing A. L Oesbouillion's Watch Club, H. it. Caulfield, Manager. The Forum for December. Contents: “Count Tolstoi’s Religious Views.” Archdeacon F. W. Farrar; “The Price of Life,’’Edward Atkinson ;“A Possible Revolution in Medicine,” Dr. Austin Flint; “The New System of Naval Warfare,’’Park Benjamin; “Teaching tho Mechanic Arts,” Prof. Thomas Davidson :“A Simpler South ern Que tion,’’George W.Cable;‘The South as a Field for Fiction,” Judge A. W. Tour gee “‘Prison Labor Competition;” “A Reign of Lawin Spelling,” Prof. Francis A.March; “To Marry or Not to Marry,” Junius Henri Brown; “The Role of Chemi try in Civiliza tion,” Prof. W. Crooks. Price 50 cents. For sale at Estill’s Nows Depot, 21>£ Bull street. Embroidered Back Kids, for Evening Wear, Buckskin AVoather Vests and Shields, at LaFar’s. Why Don’t You Join the Desbouillion Watch Club and get a solid 14 carat Gold Watch, with a fine American movement, for $1 a week, Fifth club now form ing. At the Harnett House, Savannah, Ga., you get all the comforts of tho high-priood hotels, aud save from $1 to $2 per day. Try it and be convinced.— Boston Horn* Journal. Boy’s hearts and Ties, New Shapes, And tho new Puffs for men, at LaFur’a. PLUMBERS’ SUPPLIES, ETC. Chandeliers, BRACKETS, Hall Lights AND ALL KINDS OF Gas Fixtures OF MANY ARTISTIC STYLES AND DESIGNS, NOW FOR SALE BY John Nicolson, Jr., SO and 32 Drayton St. IIAKIXf) POWIIKR. Absolutely Pure. Tnis Powder never varies. A marvel of Purity Ttrength and Wholesom-nesi. More eooDomi dll than the ordinary LI .ds. and cannot be soft in competition with the m Itliu ie of low t.t 3 iort weight alum or phosphate powdeis. Sold “ 'a in cam Hoy it. Haxiga Puwdbr io ills Wv’l ’reet M HIDDEN * BATES S. M. H M AT HUSHEK m Aimn° f ne , and a... |ii niy 11 v *}"*• Na, " ra| ewood, < If|lf U il?, ,ah "* anV an ' ll; ° 1 ■ I■■l■ w# %r finished in superb style. Largest and handsomest ini Btruments ever displayed in Savannah. SPECIAL SALE A AAP Slathushek Pianos, usually sold at V < U K ,hls price on payments of *25 lU J n Jcash 810 monthly, can now be V W V Vhad for a limited period at a re duction of sro, with over three years’ allowed for payment. Our Grand Offer. Upright Grand, ized Cases, 7U, Octaves, three string throughout, ivory keys, unique fail board, fancy fretwork, Queen Annt trusses, Equalizing scale, French grand action. Catalogue price $?'00, but now for a limited period only at s32j—s; •asb. $2 weeklv. • n n T!TTf iTI our immense sales attest the r F fin popularity of the old reliable I U 1 UjLlilil Alathushi k. They sell on their merits. They are sought by musicians. They grace the parlors of the rich, the homes of the poor, and prove worthy of the unstinted praise from all who use them. Place Your Order Now. DIt 1 UffURL’D that this sale is limited, that wa IlLi JIL.IIDLU have orders ahead, that as each instrument arrives it is deliv ered, that none remain on I and a day after arrival. DON’T WAIT TILL TOO LATE. Lndden & jjates Southern j\f uaic jjom FURNITURE AND CARPRTS. “fflai Elegant Goeisr Yes, That’s Just What You Will Say When You Look Over Our Mammoth Stock. We are continually adding new goods, too, and buyers will find our prices “ALL RIGHT.” Special attention is called to our newly arrived • PORTIERES AND CURTAINS of elegant fabrics and tony designs. Also to an immense lot of BABY CARRIAGES that have just come in. Parties interested will please call and look them over. A.J.MMCII. ORANGES. APPLE S. Carload Large Fancy Red Applet VEGETABLES OF EVERY KIND, GRAPHS) PEANUTS. FLORIDA ORANGES, HAY AND GRAIN, TEXAS RED R. P. SEED OATS. W. D. Simkins & Co s: CONTRACTORS COOLEY, Contractor and Builder. SAVANNAH, GA. I>ROPOSAI>S promptly submit ted for Paving. Grading, bridge building, Whin Building, rile Driving, etc., etc. _ DAVIS imos. MBS. LULA A. OWENS The 17th Lucky Person Drawn —IN TIIE Davis Bros.’ Piano CHI. The HARRINGTON PIANO is now groat favorite with musician* and •* vannalnans generally. A few year? ago it wan entirely unknown in this city- Now, upon its merits only, it has fame aud a place Id the heart* or our IH'ople that can never lx* 11 Ued by any other instrument. We hold tesi inionifti* from many of our wealthiest and influential citizens, sneaking in highest terms of the Harrington. cat and boo them, aud you will be con* viuced of their superior merit. Davis Bros.