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they must fay to voxe. THE tax digest to close tc 33- day afternoon. The Rush at Collector McGowan's Office-AU Taxes Must be Palc * * n Order to Register for the City Election—The Misapprehension That Many People Have Regarding the Law- What tbo Law Is. Ta x Collector J. J- McGowan said hut Jwinan interview with the Morn* vfws that the digest will close afternoon at 2 o'clock for the collection of all taxes—real estate, porsonaland poll tax. There has been, he said, a material mcroaae in the amount of taxes collected this y*r over the corresponding time last year, and it has necessitated hard work, himself and his assistants having worked until midnight, aid some days until 10 o’clock in the mom in" The tax collector’s office will be open tomorrow from a. ra. to 2 p. m„ and the dav following for corresponding hour., when the office doors will he locked and the work of closiug up the books will bogin. THE RUSH TO PAY CP. rant McGowan said that the polls have teen verv lively for the past few days, j.,082 people having been paid at thedoieof hua- Of this uumber be thudes there mav t* included some twenty five or thirty who have also paid polls for past Some, he says, bavo paid their poll tax for the present year who nave not paid “ past years, and if the rule of past years is enforced ia the registration for the elec tion of mayora.id aldermen.it will avail nothin" with those who pay present poll tax aud leave taxes due in other years un r,>id They must pay all taxes due, and the Mure tax due, or they may not register. * „,ni, who has come of ago since April X last is not renuired to pay in order to regie w. But the law provides t hat all snail pay a poll tax; thev must return this poll tax or pay double, and they must pay ail othor tai's as well to entitle them to register and yote. POS’T KNOW TUI I.AW. Cant. McGowan says that it is surprising how mauv people do not understand what is required ol them in the way of lax pay ju" to entitle them to vote, as often as the iulormatiori is published for their beietit. gome think if they pay their personal and real estate taxes that they are not required to pay a poll tax, while others think It they pav their poll tax only they are entitled to register and vote. The general laws require tne tax col lector to issue fi far on Dec. 20 against all de linquent ami defaulting tax payers of that date, aid the common school law*, amended in 1887, require him to deliver to the board of education execution against all who fail to pay their poll tax by that date. This act virtually bars the tax collector from colleciiug the latter tax after Dec. 20, and as it is utterly impossible for him to prepare, and issue these tax fi fas in time for the agent ol the school hoard to collect them before the time of cloning the city registration it will tend to disfranchise a large number who fail to pay up within the next two days. WHAT THE POLL TAX IS. An erroneous impression prevaila regard ing this poll tax It is a capita tax, devoted entirely to educational purposes, and has no connection with citizenship. It is a head tax on every malo inhabitant of the state between the ages of 21 and 60 years, and is due by citizens aud alien* alike, Quite a uumber of recently natural! ized citizens are under the impression that the tax is due then only from the date of citizenship; whereas, tuey owe it for every year during which they may have resided in the state, and their failure to pay the back taxes will bar them, as well as native born, from registering to vote in January. THROUGH THE CITY. Items Gathered Hero and There by tha News Reporters. The Brush Electric Light and Power Company has declared a three per cent. dividend. Broughton street was lined with people yesterday watching the progress ot the asphalt paving. The Young America Social Club will give its second annual hop at Armory Hall to-morrow night. The Vulcanite Paving Company has erected a shed or cover over its stone crusher on West Broad street. A series of races is being arranged at Thunderbolt for Christmas day. The en tries for the trotting and running races will dose to-morrow. Last night was a quiet night in police circles. Up to midnight there had been but two arrests, one for drunkenness and a colored boy for throwing rocks on tha street. A gospel temperance meeting will be held at Knights of Pythias hall at 4:31) o’clock this afternoon jointly by tho Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Inde pendent Order of Rechabites. Fire alarm box No. 43 was removed from the outer wall of the Central cotton ware hous-, on Wadley street, yesterday, and was attached to the telegraph pole ou'tne oppo site side. The one tap of the “big duke” was a trial alarm in its new location. For several years past the drummers of Savannah have given their annual ball on Dec. 27. The entertainments have been noted for the elaborate style in which they bare always bean conduct 'd. This year however, the Standard club has decided' to take the affair in hand, and is making arrangements on a scale that promises to eclipse all former efforts. The contest at the Port Society Fair Friday night, for the binocular glasses was very exciting. The following is the official returns of the ballots cast for the most gmuiar captain in port: Capt. Andrews, Capt. May, 241: Capt. Evans 102; Capt. \an Avery, 4; Capt Poole, 1 ; Capt. liarvy, 1; Cant. Wright, • Capt Daggett, m. The total vote wus 614. V ' THBY’RE ALL RIGHT. The Oglethorpe Light Infantrymen on the Hustle. “\\ hat's the matter with the Ocle thorpe’s!" “Oh, they’re all right.” . The Oglethorpe Light Infantry has man ifested an unusual activity since the elec tion of Lieut, W. S. Rockwell. The compaiiT held an (-uthiuiastic meeting one night last week. In the absence of (.'apt Robert A Falligaut, LieuL Rockwell pro! sided and made a stirring speech to thr wb n b ’ amo!l * “fn"r things, |„. kill 1 that lie will not rest aatislled until the mthestato" 1 6lWr “ Uy CO “P“y The following committee on general wel fare was chosen to look into the require hne?f^et th n C . otupany 011,1 r ®™>mend a line of action to increase iu effectiveness and keep it fully abreast wiih tlie miiuury nunt and progress of tb. times; Lieut W yab* W D McmT V' , V* bn ”■"> Pri! vales w. D. -icMillan, Jr., F. C. VVvllv and L. A. McCarthy. ' iJ J Ihe committee has since met, and is nre-1 paung a detailed report to be submitUxTto I the company for action at its maetinc Wednesday night. masting Children Starving to Loath On account of their inability to digest food will find a most marvelous food and remedy in fetOTT h Rmixsios of Pure Cud li„. Oil with Uyp. phospbitos, Very . I.T m and easily digeatod llr H K Waco, Tex., £ y . : "I have used'your Ernul •ion in luliiutiie wabtiug wuh good resuits I not ouly restore wfuted give* eU-ength and increases the appetite J aui glad to ueo uch a reliable article.” Photograph Albuiui at U <Jc B. S. M. H MORE FIRE PLUGS NEEDED. Chief Fireman Fernandez’s Recom mendation to the City Council. Tbureday’s cotton fire, at which thero was considerable delay in getting an adequate supply of water early, by reason of having to use the “suction pipe" and cutting a hole through the bridge before it could be placed in the caual, recalls the recommendations of Chief Kneman Fer nandez, embodied in a renort to the city council last month. Thoojectious he raised then were experienced, and the uoed of additional fire plugs which he recommended were keenly felt. He recommended in all something like thirty-one additional fire plugs in the section wlu-ro cotton, naval storos and other freiguts are principally stored and handled. Tbo report had Its origin in a report from William Lauder, special agent of tho American and Knglish underwriter s, wuo was sent hero to investigate the methods of handling and covering cotton on the wharves. Mr. Lauder, in the course of his investigation here, noted the need for bet ter protection of cotton from lire, and after a thorough examination of the wharves and river front where cotton is handled and shipped, lie recommonded tho location of fire hydrants at the Central i tress, and aho at tho low-er prees and at larmon’s wharf. The locution of hvdruits at those points, Mr. Lauder said", would greatly facilitate tho extinguishing of in cipient fires on vessels, and would prove beneficial to the snipping interests of the port. If practicable for it to be done, he recommended tho placing of hydrants at regular intervals along the whole river front. The report was forwarded to the council with the approval of Chief Fireman Fer nandez: Fvesiden Green, of the cotton ex change; President Young, of the board of trudo, and Maj. Henry T. Bo.ts, under writers’ agent. Chief Fernandez was asked his opinion of tho necessity of lire plugs Ihore, aud lie not only recommonded them, hut went further, and iu a lengthy report recommended a great many more; and for eight reasons, which he gave iu substance, as follows: Ist. Because wuter mains and fire plugs ara iu the end cheaper than bos;. 2d. The wear aud tear of the fire engines going down hills and bluffs would be ob viuted. 3. Engines cannot always be placed on the wharf front on account of sheds and decayed wharves. 4. Would obviate delays often ex|*ri enced by the wharves being blocked by freight, aud by low water, the suctions resting on tho mud causing trouble, also injury to the engine and boiler. 5. It would dispense with long lima of hose from the Bay and the expensive use of steam engines, woile the water mains and fire plugs are only first cost. 6. Every length of hose that bursts by being run over, which cannot he avoided sometimes, costs SSO for a length of 50 feet. 7. It takes a half hour to place on engine in service whenever suction is taken, whereas it only requires a few seconds to get water from the fire plugs. 8. It saves horseflesh. Arguing on that line. Chief Fernandez held that the interests of the city, the cotton interest, and tho Interests of the entire com munity would be subserved by extondiug tho mains and placing tiro plugs as ssou a - in the following unprotected localities, which action he recommended as being a solutely necessary: At least four plugs along Gord >n and Harmon’s wharves, sheds and warehouses. At least three plugs along the pres es and warehouses between Lamar Crick and Randolph street. At least two along the Baltimore steamship dock. One plug each at the wharf at the foot of East Broad, Houston, Price, Habersham, Lincoln, Aber corn, Drayton, Bull, Whitaker, Barnard, Jefferson, Montgomery and West Broad streets. At least three plugs along tho line of the Central press property, be tween Farm street and the Ogeechoe canal. Two plugs on River street between West Broad and Farm streets. Three plugs on Bay from Lumber street to Musgrove Creek, and three plugs on Wadlev street from Bay to the Ocean Steamship wharves. The latter plugs would protect tho Cos ltrul railroad warehouse, where Tnursday’s fire occurred. Tho council has never taken any action in the matter, but the committee to which nil tho reports were referred will, no doubt, need no further a Imonition since Thurs day’s fire, in a locality which tne chief re ported that three tire plugs are “absolutely necessary,” and whicu he included among the “unprotected” portions of the city. TRAVaL OPENING UP. New Trains on the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway. A now schedule in train service on the Florida, Savannah and Western railway will go into effect to-day. Mr. G. Doming, traveling passenger agent of the road, said last night: “In addition to the number of trains that wo had last winter, we will have train 22, which comes through from New Yi rk and runs to Jacksonville: there it consolidate, with train 27, and proceeds to Port Tampa. This train will leave Sava mah at 5:20 a. m., and stop at all stations on signal, arriving at Wavcross at 8:23, giving twenty-five minutes for breakfast at that point. This train returns from Jacksonville as train 24. and is an accommodation train. It leaves Jack sonville at 8:05 a. in., and arrives in Savan nah at 5:17 p. in. Our full sleeping car service will lie resumed on Dec. 10. On and after Jan. 7, 1889, the most perfectly ap pointed and finest equipped train in the world, tlie New York and Florida special Pullman vestibule train, will be run be tween New York and Jacksonville, the schedule being the same as last year.” They Like Uncle Earn. There was another crowd of aliens admit ted to citizenship in the superior court yes terday. Jacob J. Buohrer renounced his alle giance to tho republic of Switzerland. Ed ward Sutton transferred his allegiance from John Bull to Brother Jonathan, and Kaiser Wilhelm, who has been losing his following considerably here of late, lost four more yesterday, viz: Frank C. Olisick, Henry E. Drive on, Heury ltudenaur and Edward Brucker. Bucklon’s Arnica Salve. Tho best Salvo lu the world for cut*, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped bauds, chilblains, corns and all skin eruptions, :uid positively cures piles, or no pur required. It is guar anteed to give porfeet satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 rents por box. For sale by Lippman Bros., druggists. The Charity Balk The annual charity ball, under the auspices of tbo Industrial Relief Socioty and Home for the Friendless, will tie given at the Guards’ arsenal Wednesday evening, , Jau. 0. I he management of the home is about to add another storv to tho building and add other improvements, and the proceeds from the bail will be devoted to the homo builtl ; lug fund. The Mystic Social Club. This association of young inen will give thoir fifth annuel ball at the Guards’ Armory, on Thursday evening next. Every arrangement is inuio for a pleasant time and tho character of the committee is a guarantee that tboso who attend will have a full measure of enjoyment. Immenso stock of Cleveland’s Peas and Beaus, direct from Clo inland's Karin. Sold at a sacrifice. Get my prices before buying elsewhere. E. J. Kieltor, Wost B oad and Stewart streets. i Elegant Plus i Goods at L. & 11. 8. M. H. BACON BROUGHT BACK. THE CENTRAL RAILROAD CAR ROB BER SEHxND THE BARS. Detective Mow&tt Spots Him on the Chattanooga Chain-Gang Bacon’s Travels After He Left Savannah- How He Outwitted the Detectives- His Arrest in Tennessee-Sent Up as a Tramp. Harkleos W. Bacon, alias W. E. Smith, alias William da Land, conceded by the railway police authorities to bo one of tho slickest car thieves in the shape of a negro that ever worked the road, is a prisoner at tho jail. He was committed yesterday aft ernoon by Detective Mow itt, who brought him from Chattanooga, Tena., whore he was on the clialn-gang. Bacon, who is a very black negro, and about 27 years of ago, has been working freight trains for the last seven years. He admitted yesterday that he stole the bale of cotton hau ed to temu by Philip Henry und s >ld by Friersm two months’ ago, and says that when Henry was arrested lie hid out for ton days and Alice Frierson fed him and said he must keep bidden until a chance presented for his escapo. HE WAS A TRAVELER. From there Bacon went to Norfolk, Ro anoke and Pocahontas, Va., and thence to Bristol, Tenn., and via Knoxville to Chat tanooga He says that ho boat his way on freight trains, and that the officers never would have caueht him, but in travcdling from Knoxvillp to Chattanooga in a car loaded with coke he got careless and went to sleep, where he was found, with two or three other tramps, who made their es cape. Ho was eaptnred, aud as he had anew thirtv-eight Smith & Wes son revolver aud a gold watch and chain on his person he couldn’t beg off, but was turned over to a Chattanoog.i justice of the peace on three charges: vagrancy, carrying concealed weapons and tresspass, the latter defining the offense in Tennessee for stealing a ride iu a car. Bacon was bound over to a higher court on the weapon charge, and was fined $25 and cost on each of the two other charges. He gave a lawyer the watch, or? nn and pistol to defend him, but it didn’t keep him from the chain-gang, where he has been doing service since Nov. 24. Bacon iu his statements corroborates Philip Henry’s storj’ of the theft of the bala of cotton from the Central railroad. OUTWITTED THE DETECTIVES. There were four or five detectives from abroad working on the case here, who as sumed various disguises and sat around on empty beer kegs in Yamaeraw watching the black flotsam and jetsam of Cooperslup lane, Indian street lano and Frogtown long aftiir Baoon was dodging about from station to station in the old Dominion. In fact one of tho detectives took n colored woman of Yamaeraw into his confidence, a id she kept Bacon thoroughly p sted as to the movements of tho strange detectives, and the vigor with which Bacon was hunted for may be conjectured when it is said oue of the detectives tracked him from Jesup do wn to the coa-t, and on his return informed the town marshal of Jesup that he hod just missed catching Bacon by one train, when Bacon had then I een on the Chattanooga chain-gang for nearly three weeks. IT WAS MOWATT’B SCOOP. Detective Mowatt, when ho took charge of the case, comrnu licated with the places where crooks usually visit when they are off on furlough, aud he he soon learno.l that a negre answering iu part to Bacon was under arrest at Chattanooga. Mowatt concluded to go up and t&k. a look at the negro, aud leaving Savannah on Dec. 5, ho readied Chattanooga on Dae. 7. Ho recog nized his man wheu 390 or 400 yards dis tant, and returning home ho got a warrant in Justice End res’ court and left again, stopping at Atlanta, where a requisition was obtained and Friday nighi, he loft Chattanooga with his prisoner in bracelets and got here yes terday afternoon. It was a clover piece of worn, for not half a dozen persons appeared to know Bacon, and the description which was sent out was in some respects mis leading. CAPT. RAOUL COMPLIMENTED. He la Praised for His Fidelity, Energy and Ability. Capt. Raoul ; who was president of the Central Railroad and Banking Company, and who has many friends in this state and the south, seems to bo very popular and successful as president of the Mexican Na tional railroad. At a meeting of the Mexican National bondholders, held at the Cannon street, London, Nov. 20, Mr. Maguire, rep resenting Mathersou & Cos., the finan cial agents of the Mexican Na tional railroad, made a vary interesting statement of the affairs of the company. In thecour-eof his remarks he said: “I have a remarkable fact to tell you. Tho esti mates for the line were made something like from eighteen months to two years ago, and th*<v have completed the line within $30,000 of the estimates that wero made at the time. That is to sav, they have spent $4,000,000 'or ss,o>>o,oob as was estimated, and they have not ex ceeded their estimates excopt by about $30,000. That is a remarkable fact, and 1 think these gentlemen have inauaged very efficiently. As r egards < ’apt. W. G. Raoul, the gentleman who is in charge of the line, I have never had to do with a man who sh<ws a letter knowlodg * of hi busine s. His correspondence is as clear and lucid as it is possible to be desired and Ido not know any question which, looking at it impartially 4 we would have wished for him to decide in any other way than he has. I think he is entitled to our host thanks for tho way he has worked. He has gone everywhere, living in special trains, and as I say. has carried through 352 miles of liuo within twelve months.” Renews Hor Youth. Mrs. Phoebe Chesley, Peterson, Clay coun ty, lowa, tells the following remarkable story, the truth of which is vouched for by the residents of tho town: “I am 73 years old, have been troubled with kidney com plaint and lameness for many years; could not dress mvself without help.* Now I am free from ail pain and soreness, and able to do all my own housework. 1 owe my thanks to Electric Bitters for having renewed my youth and removed completely all disease and pain.” Try a bottle, only 50c. and sl, at Lippman Bros.’drug store. 75 Cents ! I Buy A silk plush album holding cabinet aud oard size pictures. We have the beet display of albums ever offered aud prices very low. L. & B. & M. H., art and stationery department. The “Borg of tho Shirt” would ne’er have have been written had Torn Hood seen a “New Home” Machine. It makes an A1 Xmas pro eat. Office Whitaker aud State. Fine Confections at wholosalo prices in Retail Department of the Savannah Steam Bakery. Terra Cotta Figures nt L. & B. 8. M. 11. Great Bargains. Alt mayor’s is one of the establishments worthy of a visit during the holidays. The immense storo is crowded with goods, and a more beautiful and varied assortment oan uot be found. During the coming week rare bargains are offered in every depart ment, and those who want the Christ mu < money to get Us fullest value should not fail to visit Altmayer’s. Cig r Cases at L. & B. b. M. iL THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1888. TH3 LIBRARY BAZAR CLOSED. Tho Receipts Aggregate $5,000-Th© Last Raffles. The Catholic Library bazar closed last night Financially, it was a decided suc cess. tho receipts approximating s.'>,ooo, in cluding donations. Of this amouut, nearly $1,400 was derived from contests. The Busch Zouaves and their friends paid nearly S3OO for the gold mounted sword won by their popular captain—Ardio Marmelstein. A considerable sum was also derived from the contest for the most popular railway engineer. The active management of the bazar de volved on the following gentlemen, who conducted its affairs for eleven days satis lactorally, aud brought it to a successful onding: M. A. O’Byrne, P. F. GDason, W. P. Doroltng, J.D.Robinson,Jr.,R.E.PeDDer, J. J. Higgins, J. P. Kennedy, J. F. Hartv, J. P. Doolan, T. J. O’Brien, J. F. Mc- Carthy, J. R. Walsh, P. J. O’Connor, J. P. Hennosy, N. J. Murphy, J. 8. Connolly, aud John R. Dillon. Among the workers at the fair no more earnest workers assisted to catch the “nimble f>enny” than Mr. A. T. Kelly at table No. 1. The contests last night wero ns follows: For an ivory gavel and walnut ballot box, won by Mr. W. F. Curry, president of the St. Patrick’s T. A. B. Socioty. He re ceived 523 votes. The gold watch was awarded to Mr. M. W. Cahill of the Savannah, Florida arid Western railway, who received 81b votes. A pair of gold bacelets to tho most popular school-miss, was won by Miss Mamie Rossiter. She received 2,438 votes. The raffles were as follows at table No. 1: Tin set, won by J. P. Kennedy; bronza vases, by Charles Dahlgreeu; two sets of cups and saucers, highest and lowest, won by A Gray and D. Hogan; diamond ring, by J. H. Haslam; pair shoes, by E. F. O’Connor ; handsome parlor suite, by N. P. Roturoau: bronzed r\>cker, by Mrs. J. H. Clarke; silver tea service, by Mrs, J. H. O’Byrne; china dinner set, by H. L. Fo* rill. At table No. 2: Book case, won by M. A. O’Byrne; terracotta busts, by Alvin Mc- Nish; bronze urn, bv Mrs. Capt. Wright; Japanese doll, by Lillie Tilton. At Table No. 3: Mouchoir cases first choice, by Mias Emma Willink: socond choice, by Miss E. Garden; s;.ck of flour, by Capt. Andrews; photograph screen, by James L. Gallagher; ton of coal, by P. H. Gearon: dress and visiting book, hig lest and lowest, by J. W. O. Sterlsy and Rev. William Quinlan; pin cushion, by Miss Ella Gain: trunk, by J. F. Mc- Carthy; doll, by Miss May Kennedy; steel engraving, by A. McCormick; table cover, by M. O’Leary; lace parasol, by Mrs. Thomas Halligau; a picture of Na tivity, by J. Doolan; table cover, by W. P. Dowling; rocking chair, by Miss Marie McDon>ugh; table linen, by James Sullivan; gilt clock, by J. J. Hig gins ; cake, by John Smith ; China set, by I)r. J. B. oil stove, by W, Crawford; bodroom set, by Hampton L. Forrill. At the supner table—lced pound cake, won by L. J. Dunn. The following donations wore received: T. Zizinia, Eau $5 00 Mrs. John Greeu 5 00 Haines, Jones & Tadbury, through McKen na & Walsh 5 00 Burned to Death. A 4-year-old colored child was burned to death at No. 37 Olive street yesterday. Dr. B. F. Sheflall was summoned, but the child died soon after he arrived. It was left in the house alone, aid in some way fell against a stove, setting fire to its cloth ing. which was almost entirely burned off its body. Catarrh Cured. A clergyman, after yoais of suffering from that loathsome disease. Catarrh, and vainly trying every known remedy, at last found a recipe which completely cured aud saved him from death. Any sufferer irom tliisdreadful disease sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prof. J. A. Lawrence, 88 Warren street, New York City, will re ceive the recipe free of charge. COMPARE TESTIMONIALS In Lite Insurance. M’MILLAN BROS.’, MANUFACTURERS OF SEAMLESS TURPENTINE stiLls Savannah, Ga., Dec. 7, 1888. Mr. Joseph S. Bean , Gen'l Agent Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company: Dear Sir : Your company stands de servedly in tho lead in my old state of North Carolina, vvheu I first came to Savannah I inquired for the Penn Mutual with the intention of taking out a policy. I was told the company was not hero, but as soon as you called upon me representing the old reliable Peon Mutual, I immediately took out a policy with you. I congratulate the citizens of Savannah on having the Penn Mutual here and I commend it to all, of my friends as the fairest and most liberal company in which they can effect insurance. Respectfully, Thos. H. McMillan. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 14, 1888. Mr. Joseph S. Bean % (len'l Agent Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company: Dear Sir : Having selected and taken out a policy in your company I notified tho Now York Life, with whom I had a policy, that I would want to take a paid up policy with them. I notified the Now York Life on the 20th of October, ami they furnished me a blank, which I forwarded on tbo 20th of November. I have never heard from the New York Life since, and it does seem to me that tho New York Life is more anxious to get parties as policy holders than t lev are to treat them fairly and promptly wheu they come to a settlemor t. Respectfully, W. O. Woodfix. Savannah, Ga.. Dec. 11, 1888. Mr. Joseph S. Bean , Gen'l Agent Pnn Mutual Life Insurance Company: Dear Sir: In answer to your inquiry I beg to reply that l moved south last June. I was insured in tho Equitable and on noti fying them that I was going to move south I wns informed that I would bo compelled to pny tin extra premium for liviug in Savannah. I accordingly lapsed my poli cies iu tho Equitable. Yours respect fully, R. Van Kkuskn. Remomber when you are solicited to in sure your life to get comparisons from the oid iohable Fonn Mutual. We mako no discriminations or relates, but treat ail policy holders alike with incontrstible, non forfeitable policies and tho mo->t iiber.il dividends and results. We shall In- gad to show not only the numerous Savannah testimonials, but also indorsements from any of our twonty-fivo thousand policy holders iu the United States. Bciiley & Haupt, Agents. Our S-pcmad b<>xos of pure Assorted Vir gin Candy is as popular os ever. Savannah Steam Bakery. Bisque Figures at L. & B. S. M. H. Turkeys t ree. The Famous, with its usual enterprise, gives u fine Christmas Turkey with evory $lO purchase. There is no use paying for a turksy when you can got one for nothing. Go and soo the bargains at the Famous. Our $5.00 Lamps, Complete with decorated vase, shade, chim ney aud duplex burner; are tempting. Don’t look at them without you want at lamp. L. & B. S, M. H. Our Congress French Mixtures in 10 pound boxes can't be beat. Savannah Steam Bakery. Smoking Tables aud Sets at L. & B, . 51. n. REAL ESTATE’S FIRM GRIP THE MARKETS ADVANCING ALL THE TIME. Unimproved Lots in Eligible Loc Gitles Sought for at Any Price—Very Little Improved Property In the Market— What a Real Estate Dealer Says About the Outlook—The Profits In Real Estate Not All Taken Yet This may be called the off season for real estate. Asa rule, people have too much business to attend to in tho winter to think of buying lots, building homes or houses, or speculating for a rise. The real estate market, however, continues very firm, and prices are constantly advancing. A prominent real estate dealer said to a Morning News reporter yesterday that many inquiries are being made for prop erty from Gwinnett to Anderson streets, between Montgomery and Habersham, but it is almost impossible to get an eligible lo cation at any price. There are compara tively few vacant lots, and tho most of these are owned by people who propose to build homos for themselves. Speculative lots are things of the past—within that area. Occasionally a holder may sell, but if he does he take? in a good margin in profit. A full lot. im) bv luo feet, will bring a handsome figure if located almost any whore within tho boundai ios mentioned. A quarter of a lot (30 by 80 feet), near the corner of Bull and Anderson streets, was sold a few days ago for sl,oi>o. NO HOUSES ON THE MARKET. There is not a first class* or even what might be called a comfortable residence. on the market. A good house, eligibly located, and valued any where from S6,(M) to $15,000, is snapped up as soon as it is offered. Of course, such property is wanted for personal use or per manent investment. There is but little doing in real estate south of Anderson street, or in fact in property in any of the suburbs, the gentleman said. Whatever salt* have been made recently are to partie who propose to build houses, and they as a rule want a half lot. The speculative and investment demand will begin next month, wheu money is easier. Just now those w f ho have money arc using it in business. After New Year’s the suburban real estate market will open up. There are pie ty of opportunities for specu lative investments, he said, in real otate in and around Savannah, es pecially on the s mthern line of improvements, and the time is not far off wheu there will be an advance in lots soutu of An leivon street simitar to that which occurred about ten years ago with those south of Hall street. T o profits on real estate have not all been taken iu by a good deal. AN ADVANCE COMING. The gentleman further stated that ho looks for a big advance during the coming year. In fact, there are mor > reasons for exnecting a g od demand for lots than ovei before iu the history of the city. Leaving out the question of the expected increise oi business and consequent addition to popu lation by reason of tho late railroad move ments, which, <f course, mean more men and more houses, there is the now hotel, the new court house, the new public buildin and several other heavy contracts requiring tho employ pie at of a largo num: or of work men. Many of those who corn* hero to work on th?se building w ill romain. A largo percentage of th • employing media lies, “the bosses,” were brought here at different times as workmoi oil largo buildu gs. It will be the n xt year. Many of iho skilled hands will decide to cast their fortunes here, and tbev will eventually need house**. ‘*l know,” con eluded th‘ gentleman, “allnbout real esrate in this city. I have made it. a study. Ido a business for men who arc quietly making their f rtunes by constant buying and sell ing of lots. The lapse of a few weeks or m uiths always makes a margin of profit.” ABOUT FOLKS YOU KNOW. Savanr.ahians and Other People Who Come and Go. J. S. Raines of Atlanta is in the city. E. E. Babb of Neilly is at the Harnett. C. B. I‘urker of Longview is in tbo city. S. A. Crosby of Prentice is at tho Screven. B. T. Bardin of Withers is at the Har nett. Dr. J. L. Linder of Dublin is at the Har nett. F. M. Gage of Jacksonville is a tho Mar shall. P. D. Davis of Evergreen is at the Mar shall. L. N. Smith of Waycross is at tho Mar shall. Thomas Thompson went to Macon last night. W. Vf. Rogers will spend to-day in Au gusta. H. H. Parker of Charleston is at the Screven. Lemuel Johnson of Graham is at the Screven. F. J. Garbott of Midville is registered at tho Screven. V. P. Hunter of Quitman is registered at the Screven. J. H. McKenzie of Waynesboro was in the city yesterday. When you feel depressed, don’t doee yourself with mean bitters. Hoilgos’ Sar saparilla renovutes ana invigorates the sys tem, and cures all diseases arising from an impure state of the blood. $1 per bottle, six bottles for $5. Rangum Root Med. Cos., Nashville, Tenn. Sold by Lippman Bros., wholesale agents. Elegant Novelties In plush goods, full loat.ier goods, albums, box papers, baskets, pictures, lamps, Christ mas cards, lino art books, Bisque and Terra Cotta ware at art ainl stationery depart ment L. & B. S. M. H. A Vote of Thanks. Tho highly nrtistic portraits made by the favorite Photographors, Hermes & Gottlieb, 177 Congross street, received the following testimonial of thauks from the Knights of Pythias: Messrs. Hermes f- Gottlieb: Gentlemen— The portrait group you have executed for our lodge deserves not only our best thanks but our highest ap preciation. Its artistic merits are so self •vfderit that, we cheerfully recommend you to our friends, to our c>-l-relhroi\ and to the public, H. K. G. Kramer, Theo. Htrffens, Cuas. Oiisir.K, John JStaumkr, Committee. Savannah, Dee. 5, 1888. In Visiting savannah To make Christmas purchasos you will do well to give careful attention to the fact that Ludden & Bates S. M. 11. affords you every possible opport unity of securing pres euis for each in unbor of the family. Thoir stock contains articles suitable for young und old, and their personal guaranto.i goes with ovory urticlo sold. Buying aud soiling for cash n large quantity enables them t > ..ffer bargains not equalled. Oue price to all. Lap Tablets. An Immense assortment at L. &. B. S. M. H. Elegant Easels. Prices range from $1.2.5 t) |9 at L. & B, S. M. 11., art aud stationery Jdopartmont. Elegant Cabinets Iu antique oak and cherry at L. &B. S. M. H. THE PORT 80CIETY’3 WORK. The Fair Nets the Society SOOO-The New Home. The Port Society fair last week rotted the society over SOOO. “This U encouraging to the members/’ said Chaplain Gilmore last night. “The fair m every way was a big success, and the ladies are to be praised for it, We have now over 100 members in the society, ami they are workiug assiduously for it. Within twelve months the number of visit ors to the Seamans’ Rest has been so greatly augmented that the society is thinking seri ously of securing other and more spacious quarters for a Sailoi s’ Horae. At present it has in view the large brick building at the southwest corner of Lincoln and Bay streets. On the first floor will be readiug rooms and offices. On the second floor will be private rooms for captains aud other officers, while the third floor will be given wholly to the sailors. With a small cost, the chaplain said, the building cau be renovated and fitted up for the purposes of a home, aiul it is pretty certain that the society will do it. It has a surplus, he said, and although not suf ficient to c.irry out the project, it would help it along consid erably, and with what subscriptions the society might be able to get. Mr.Jpil more thinks that there will bo no trouble in getting the new building. He has been to Charleston and sa.v how the seamen’s rest was arranged there, and was very favor ably impressed with the arrangement. He says that the building is much larger, and the room better furnished there than the rooms hero are, although a much larger number of sailors come to Savannah. The large number cf sailors who visit the Rost here is due to the untir ing efforts of Chaplain Gilmore. He ha devoted himself wholly to the society's work since he became itsVuaplaiu, and b< ■- i ig an old sailor himself he understand their likes and dislikes and how to outer tain them. He said last night that he la the consent of almost every captain that comes to Savannah, to make the Rest n headquarters if the rooms are ample and sufficiently furnished. After the* move is thoroughly inaugurated, the chap lain will endeavor to have sleeping apartments in the house and for the twi months in the year that the seamen sloe} ou shore, they will be able to secure quart ers there. Iu the absence of quarters, such as the chaplain speaks of furnishing, the sailors have now to sleep iu boarding houses and hotels. Mr. Gilmore has made an estimate of what, it cost the crews pf fourteen vessols to lodgo in Savannah six week, and it approximates $1,900. This is a verj large sum, much too large, he says, whe quarters can be given them where they wil ail be together at a much smaller sum. There wore no Raffles. The Morn INO News is requested to state that there were no rallies at the Port So ciety fair. The articles on the fancy work table were auctioned instead of raffled. Why Jones Crawfished Beverly—Hallo, Jonosy, old man, didn’t see you at Mosby's swell ball last night. Jones—No. Fact is, it was a little toe rich for my blood. Beverly—Get a bottle of P. P. P., and if that doesn’t bring your blood up to the re quired mark, 111 throw up the sponge. Best blood purifier I ever heard of, and it never fails to got there. Cures scrofula and ah skiu eruptions. Handsome Framed Pictures In elegant frames 20x24, at $4.00 each, or colored at $4 50 at L. & B. S. M. H.,art and stationery departments. A t)ivid nd Declared By the lucky man who purchased a Christ mas present for his wife, carefully selected at the art and stationery department at Lu ldou <fc Bates S. M. 11. Large Sales. Only five Knabe pianos sold on vosterday. and still we are not happy. The Knabe is be acknowledged leader of the world. Messrs. Davis Bros, have twenty of this make in grand, upright and square cases. If you contemplate the'purchaso of a piano, the Knabe should bo the one. The piano, the price and term catch on every time. Call and inspect our stock, it will be to your advantage. Open Evenings. From now until Christmas we shall keep o ;• itoro open evenings, thus affording an opportunity for all to purchase holiday goods at the low pr.ces now offered. L. & B. S. M. H., art aud stationery depart ments. An Adjourned Meeting Can be bold every evening from now until Christmas among the lovely articles dis played at L. &. B. S. M. H. by the art and etationory departments. Try a 5-pound box of fine Crystallized Fruits, very cheap, at Bavanuah Steam Bakery. School Shoos. Those desiring School Shoes for children will find it to their advantage to look at my line and compare prices before pur chasing else whore. It will be money iu your pocket. A. S. Nichols, 128 Broughton Street. Fine Pocket-books at L. <fc B. S. M. H. A Success. On account of the universal satisfaction derived from*the use of Tetterine by those afflicted with Tetter, Ringworm, Itching Piles, Ground Itch, or any other skin dis ease, its sale is fast increasing, and all who u e it pronounce it a thorough "success.” It cures without pain or inconvenience. 50 • enta. At druggists or sent by mail on re ceipt of price, by J. T. Shuptrine & lire, Savannah, Ga. Autograph Albums at L. & B. S. M. H. Dr. R. O. Cotter, Macon, Ga. Eyo, Ear, Throat and Nose (exclusively). Formerly associated with Dr. A. YY\ Cal houn, Atlanta. Kino Imported Crystallized Fruits in handsome half-pound aim i-pouad boxes at Savannah Steam Bakery. Handsome Bronzes at L. & B. S. M. H. New Styles Hats. Nichols has just opened his complete lino of Stiff Hats. 128 Broughton Street. Hound Trip Ufttea via the Central Rail road of Georgia. To Augusta exposition and return, $3 40. Tickets will be on salo until and including Dec. 17th, limited five days from salo, but not later than D*\ 21st. On Saturday, 15th. and Sunday, 16th, ex ciirsion tickets good for throe days at $3 will bo sold. These tickets include transfer to and from aud admission to exposition grounds. Ticket offices, 19 Bull street and Central deiKit. IC. T. Charlton, Gen. Pass. Agt. Scrap Albums at L. 6c B. 8. M. if. Mathusholc Pianos. Upright, Grand, Rosewood and Ebonized Cam*. ?>tf Octaves, three strings through out, ivory keys, umquo fall board, fancy fretwork, Queen Anno trusses, equalising scale, French grand action. Catalogue pri o S7OO, but now for a limited period only at $320 —$5 cash, $2 woeklv. Luddjcn & liATKM S. M. H, A MESSAGE FROM FRANZ LISZT. The Chickering His Choice Of these priceless letters there is one in this country which has an interest for all lovers of music, as well as for the special wor shipers of the immortal pianist. Nor will it be considered less worthy of perusal that It refers almost entirely to his favorite instrument and to the fact, of which we may ail bo proud, that American skill and American taste had pro duced the one most worthy of hs matchless touch and his very cordial praise. Following- is the translation of a letter written from the Italian capital to the metropolis of the New World, where the headquarters of the Messrs. Chickering are located: TRANSLATION. Messrs. Chickering eft Sons: It is very agreeable to me to add my name to the concert ot praises of which your pianos are the object. To be just, I must declare them perfect per feciissime \superlatively perfect). There is no quality which is foreign to them. Your instruments possess in supreme degree nobility and power or tone, elasticity and se curity of touch, harmony, brilliaucy, solidity, charms and prestige; and thus offer an har monious ensemble uf perfection, to the exclu sion of all defects. Pianists of the least pretentions will find means of drawing from them agr -cable effects: and in face of such products--which truly do honor to the art of the construction of instru ments role of tho critic is as simple as tuat of the public; the one has but to applaud them conscientiously aud with entire satisfaction, and the other but to procure them in the same tnanni r. Iu congratulating you sincerely upon the great aud decisive success obtained at tho Ex position at Paris, lam pleased to anticipate the happy continuation of i fie same in all places where your piauos will he heard; and I beg that you accept, gentlemen, the expression of my most distinguished sentiments of esteem ana consideration. [Signed] F. Liszt. The master has indeed spoken, and spoken here with such charming frankness and full uess that it.3 effect would be marred by print t >g words of like import from a less distin guished source. We shall not. therefore, ad lace further testimony of praise, but simply add that the unanimous verdict of all lovers of .>o pianoforte is iu perfect accord with this aindly unsolicited eulogy from the incom parable Liszt— American Art Journal. A Fine Plano for Senator Mahone. From the Baltimore American . A number of musical people of this city gathered in the wareroouis of Messrs. Wm. Knabe & Cos., yesterday morning to exam ilea piano made by the firm for Senator "Billy” Mahone of Virgin a, lor his Wash ington residence. The instrument was specially designed and built for that gentle nau, and is truly a magnificent specimen if the highest musical as well as decorative irt. It is a full Concert Grand, the same n size and general outline as the famous grand Messrs. Knabe & Cos. furnished foi ho White House. Tho case is of rich aud oeautifullv figured to ©wood, decorated .vith inlaid work of white hollv, of unique ind intricate design, carried! out in the most artistic manner. Each panel has a jroup of different musical instruments, the •vhole surrounded by borders of fine mar quetry work in leaves and flotvers, etc., the legs and lyre are richly carved and leeorated to match the body of the case, the whole producing a striking, and at the ame time most refined esthotic effect. The ame is superb, striking tho listener by its wonderful volume, depth and richness, combining with greatest power a most re ined aud mb 1 low character and charming singing quality, the action and touch per fectly delightful to tho performer by its oase and responsiveness. It is, indeed, a nost wonder* ul instrument iii every re spect, and the Senator is to bo congratu lated on its possession. Messrs. Davis Bros., sole agon's for the Knabe in this section. Twenty of this make now on our floe rs and more arriving by every steamer. Call ad see them or write for description and prices. Adelina Patti and Charles Gounod. (cablegram.) Paris, Dec. 1, ISSB. Messrs. Steinway , New York: Maestro Gounod enthusiastic over your piano at rehearsals of “Romeo and Juliet,’’ hold at my hotel. Ho would like to know price of same. Answer paid. Adelina Patti, Hotel Bristol. New York, Dec. 1, 1888. Adelina Patti , Hotel Bristol. Paris: Please cable number stamped on piano Steinway, New York. Answer paid. Paris, Dec. 2, ISBB. Steinway. Xew York: Piauo 59,951. Compliments. Adelina Pattt. The instrument proved to be a Steinway concert parlor grand ; price was cabled over, at once accepted, aud piano ordered by cable to bo delivered to Maestro Cnarle Gounod, who sent the following ca le dis patch: Paris, Dec 4,18 SS. Mess. Steinway , Facteur Pianos, Xew York: Mille graces, lettre suit. Gounod. (TRANSLATION.) Thousand thanks, letter follows. Gounod. The following cable despatch also explain-, itself; Amsterdam, Nov. 21, ISBS. Steinway , Celebrated Piano Maker , New York : Wanted, extra good concert piano ; cable if one you can especially recommend iu stock at your European agents’ or ready for shipment. New York. Cable prices grand aud middle sizes. Edigus, Consul-General. Messrs. Steinway & Sms also received n cable dispatch from their London house, stating that her royal highness tho Princess of Wats had just personally purchased an additional Steinway parlor grand for her own me.— Kxc/uinye. Schreiner’s Music House Solo Agent. Peabody Concert. From the New York Musical Courier. The tenth Peabody recital took place on Friday afternoon at the hall c ft the Insti tute, Mrs. Burmeister being the soloi.t. Mrs. Burmeistor played upon a truly mag nificent grand piano—one of Knabe’s Grands, It is only ou particular occasion that wo refer to tUo instrument used by au artist when wo criticise the performance. A particular occasion is one when an instru ment is used which calls for special com ment on account of its art idle complement to the arti*t’N performance. This Knube grand was, or rather is, such an Instrument. The lone quality is eminently musical and sympathetic, and the touch conforms to every desire of tho cultured pianist. A most remarkable feature is the immense tone-volume which is manifested in the baas by great power nud through out the ireble by exhilarating bril liancy. The instrument is entire!* free from any imtallic or “wooden'* sections in its scale, but is throughout n beautiful example of the modern system of piano construction, according to Messrs Wm. Knabe & Co.’s splendid principles. This grand piauo is an artistic produclioi of the highest rank, ami should bo hoard by all lovers of piano-playing. Twenty elegant Knabe* in stock at Davis Bros.’ and more arriving by every steamer. Cali and see them. The Kuobe leads the world. Christmas Tree Candles ami Decorated Cream Toys at Savannah Steam Bakery. Eleguut Vases at L. & li. 8. M. H. The Grand Oil titove. Savannah, Dec. 14, ISBB. Mr. J. S. Silva: Dear Sin—The “Grand Oil Stove’’ ro contly purchased from you gives absolute and perfect satisfaction. It is used in my office and heals the same comfortably. There is uo smell of ml’ no smoke uud but little oxpeustr attending its u*o. J. R. Saussy, Jr. Our 1-pound bozos of “Elite” Mixture will please you. Savanna!) Steam Bakery. Card Cases at L. & B. S. M. H. LUDDEN Jfc BATES S. M. H. ALL THE" OLD FAVORITES! Chickering, Mason & Ham!i n I Mason & Hamlin, Packard, Mathushek, Sterling and Sterling, Waterloo Bent&Co. and ORGANS. Arion PIANOS. Largest & Most Complete Stock South We offer the best assortment from W hiek, select, aud at prices aud terms which ;, J duplicated. Wo can and will give von bargains than any other house, aud o„|, w opportunity to convince. If you wa iUo im. instrument, call an t see us. Wo will treat Jao right, and aid vou in makings selection aud every instrument sold cm ita merits ir trill nQt spetik disparagingly of make. m J' nut handle simp u to create vrrjudict m 7„, o f our ou n au old worn out dodge which , reasoning person can sea throu-li grind," etc. 13 ' AJte * EVERY INSIROMENT GDARANIEED CALL AND SEE US AND WE WILL J AVE VOU MONEY. L*l jjafesSouthern HJnsic M.dfcM.M. 1> EDARTM’T ITA It.slsLH SO DIFFICULT! TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATE XMAS AND NEW YEAR’S PRESENT. Ct AN we help you by suggesting that there / are few more welcome gifts than A FINE PAILLARD MIJBIC BOX. A FINE DOBSON BANJO. A FINE WASHBURN GUITAR. A FINE FLORENTINE MANDOLIN. A FINE E LEG IE ZITHER. A FINE SILVER TONE CORNET. Or any of the following books in fine bindings? BEETHOVEN S SONATAS. MOZART S SONATAS. CHOPIN’S WALTZ’S. MENDELSSOHN’S SONGS WITHOUT WORDS. ST. NICHOLAS SONGS. ARTIST VOCAL ALBUM. GOOD OLD SONGS WE USED TO SING. Wo shall take special pians to show you our largo stock of everything in tho Music Line , or to order for you any sp *cial piece of music or instrument that may suit your fancy. HIDDEN 4 DATES, S. M. R, Music and Musical Merchandise DeparWt, J ASPERSE N SMITH, Manager. ELEGANT! Boxes of Stationery. Toilet Sets in Plush and Leather. II I I II II ■ I !■! WIMII ■IMW !■ BIMB Card Cases and Pocket books. .. ii iim ii ii ii■ nilii imMiwiim—m Piano Lamps with Um brella Shades. *=wyMim—i i■■!■■■ n him Terra Cotta and Bisque Wara^__________ Trimmed Work Baskets. Art Books. Christmas Cards and Booklets. Bewildering Assortment and Low Prices at L. & B. S. M. 11, ART & STATIONERY DEPARTMENTS, F. E. McARTTIUR, Manager. HOLIDAY GOODS. Christsas bits. A. J. Miller & Cos, THE HOLIDAY HUSTLERS, REO TO ADVISE THE ARRIVAL THIS WEEK OF A CHOICE LINE OF Christmas Novelties. OUR FURNITURE AND CARPET DEPART MENTS will display rich lines specially gotten out for tho occasion. It will certainly gratify you to visit and inspect these elejcant IOi"d). I’he children arc not forgotten, but will Bo highly pleased with the gibs that Santa 1 i. ii . u ill buy from US. Moderate prices And courteous attention to all who favor us with a call. A. J. Miller & Co.’s Furniture and Carpet Emporium printinuT 'ro COUNTY OFFICERS.—Hooks and Blanks I required by county officers for the use of the conns, or for office use, supplied to order by the MORNING NEWS PRINTING HOUSE, 3 Whitaker street. Savannah. DA Via BUGS. FREE CONCERT BY DAVIS BROS..’ ORCHESTRA Monday AHtraoon• Dec. li, FROM 4 TO 6 O’CLOCK. - AT DAVIS BROS.’ STORES, <l3, <l<L anil <IC Ball St. The following is tho programme. Ererjoodj invited: CONCERT DEC. 17, 18*1. 1. March Overture Ii 3. Waltz 4 V Mod *fea J: ov"n* 0 .v.v.v.'.v.v.v.v.v.v... . w|r j 8. Overture v”V„to 1(1.