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The morning news. [volume] (Savannah, Ga.) 1887-1900, December 30, 1888, Image 8

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m poTdUTlUdabtednesß at
garennabß the Prese nt Year
Year’s Reduction
Be-ween $19,000 end $20,000-The
Between # Commission.
the sHiking fund
Tbe U ' leaving < xpired yesterday, a
of council was Held to elect
ailed ZJrs and tbe following named
tfceir su - ’ elected: Joseph I). Weed,
gentlemen 1 Hardee, William
• *
gentlemen were members of the
V John Flannery, president
beard, was also but he
f I , “ jeree. The vacancy occasioned
"L ago bv the death of C C. Casey
.as not filled until yesterday, when a.i eu
tire board was
The th ‘ ir ,i s vote uf the mayor
ind'board o/aldermcn for a term of ten
Rn , JDO* ruui ppnuired to give bond
J™. “ d f *”£°f service*. In the
a„d are bvd at ,. resignation
may. after the
SjffiT-f the board fid tLe vacancy
have power to on-,
sufficient to keep the sinking
end bTapplicaUcn to the proper courts a
aiv time the mayor and aldermen should 1
St “el ill good faith in providing toe
fired sou .* Of revenue in compliance with
,1 nddiinances The commissioners are
ed to purchase outstanding bonds
TrTkeTnm-i and to cancel the bonds so
They may purchase by call
“'f^lTiffiedindebtedness ofthecity Jan.
1 issi a shown by the report of the sma
L fund commissioners to the mayor, waa-
Sr.-aMO divided as follows: Issue of 18i9,
tiaxij tw’; issue of 188, *148,500.
The credit of the city is such that tbe
bends command a premium, and being nou
tatabic make their holders regard tuem as
too eood an investment to let go on their
face, although the interest is but o per cent.
Th- reduction of tbe bonded indebtedness
for the present vear Is estimated at between
*l9 m and s3',<Wo. A fixed sum is set)
Li.ie for tbe lbtli and 1883 issue, which is at'
the command of the commissioners,
Savannah's Prospects for Another
Seaside Resort.
The announcement in the MORNIKQ NkwS
ytriardav of the consolidation of tbes-foo#
gauge street railroads under one manage
blent was received with general satisfaction
by the public, as there is seen in it mi im
proved street tar and suburban railroad
ITsteui. Those who are a.quaiuted with
tL, business of the street car systems see in
It a large reduction in operating expenses,
especially in the suburban lines, which,
with a slight change in the tracks, can be
run so as to give more accommodation to
those who patronize them at a less cost to
the con i .cations.
Tbe change will doubtless give Savannah
mother seaside resort, which, with proper
efforts, can he made to rival the wintering
I lac, < in Florida, as the climate of Warsaw
island is mild and pleasant at this season.
It IS understood that Mr. Parsons, who is a
gentleman of large meant himself, has asso
ciated with him in his enterprises several
other geu'iem an ot capital. The peopli
look forward with pi asure to this latest
effort toward developing this part of Geor
The Children Wondering How Ho Got
Down the Chimney.
Those who know Maj. G. M. Reals will
apprccials his self introduction at the ro
om t Christmas festival at the Christian
church. The major tips the scale some
where in the neighb rhood of 400 pounds,
and his weight represents as many good
qualities; he was a brave soldier; he is con
siueraole of a politician when he takes a
hand in an elution; he is a successful
farm r, can tell an excellent story, but his
latest development was as a colossal "San.a
• laud for the ten-lit of the children’s festi
val at the church of which he is a member.
On that occasion when the folding door*
bach of the baptismal font were, thrown
open, the hay.py gentleman walked in
decorated in the full costume of Santa Claus
and loaded and wu with t >ys and other
presents. When he stopped." b surveyed
the eager crowd of little ones and said, "Do
you see me!” Tue children appreciated tbe
joke. Toe majors representation of Santa
i bus will nates- be forgotten by those who
saw it
A Convict from Alien’s Camp Shot
While frying to Escape.
Horace Bryan, colored, a convict froib
Allen’s gang, out beyond the Central rail
road, is m jail with a woutnl on his head,
and one on his right hand. He attempted
to escape from the guard by knocking him
dow i wi ha spade, but tbo guard recov
ered before Bryan had got away, aud he
shot the convict. Bryan was stunned by
the bail that sti uck him on tue head, and
l.e fell and was captured. He was brought
into the city at otice, and Dr. C'hish .lin
dressed bis wounde. The physician die*
not pronounce them serious. The wound
on the head is only a scalp wound, aud that
in the band is alight.
Bryan was turned over from the mayor's
court on Dec. 1 for stealing, and was con
victed of simple larceny in the city court
m 4 was sentenced to" six. mo ittis on the
chain-gang. He was sentenced Monday
and was sent, out to the gang Wednesday,
Two days later he attempted tr escape by
Irving to kill the guard. The blow whk-h
the guard received was pretty severe, lit
he is still on duty.
The Contest Over Congreasmaa
tmltu's Estate Decided.
The oontost over the estate of Cuagreee-
Man Smith at Mt. Hally, N. J., *j n which
the moth.T of Mr. hi A. Smith of this cH\
brought suit to recover her dower rights
in her husband’s estate, valued at a ouirMft
of a million dollurs, has been decided m Mil.
Smith s favor. The case hue excited u xsd
deal of mu-rest, not only from tUelarke
amount of mony iuvolv and, hu; because of
tl.e nature of the eout at, it having gruim
out of a claim by the Fiends of Hr. thint p.
housekeeper that she was his wife, and 1 as
the rightful inheritor of the estate ' ne
story was printed in the Morning Ne* h
some time ago.
Live Oak Lodge’s Officers.
Live Oak lodge of Odd Fellows has elecljed
the following n diners for the eusuiug- term-
K. O.— W. K. Shivers. ™
V. G.—William Fawcett.
Secretary—John Houston.
Treasurer—lL U. Ward.
Trustee—H. 0. Ward.
Oonßumotion, Wasting Dieea**,
And General Debility. Doctors disagri as
to the relative value of Cod Liver Oil and
HypopbosphiUffl: the one supplyingßtPeitfS
ami flesh, the other giving nerve
acung as n u.nr to the dig.-,, J
system. Hut m Scott's Ki
Liver Oil with Hyutphos; :,,r*s
combined, and ti e ettam. 4. ‘”l?° **T
ho uatmot wiseau. pl*..i Cod I. . rO l
through the city.
Items Gathered Here and There by
the News Reporters.
The city council yesterday at its special
mooting passed an ordinance adopting tho
new code.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Reppard Iron Company will be held
at the company’s office on Jan. 7.
There are said to be three candidates for
city phvsician for tbo western district, viz:
Dr. B. F. Bhoftall, the present incumbent,
and Dre. G. W. Lamar and J. G. Keller.
The 'unannounced vote in tabling the
resolution providing for the Charlton dele
gation at the mooting of the Young Men's
Democratic Club Friday night stood 81 to
81 on the first tally, and on a socond count
by the tellers tha vote stood 85 lor tabling
tbe resolution to 78 ag&inst.
H. W. Struck’s house, on the Thunder
bolt road, near tho Cathedral cemetery,
burned early yesterday morning. Aii
alarm was rung in the City and tho onginos
wont as far as tbe font of Liberty street,
where Chief Fernandez turned them back.
The house and contents were a total loss.
A masquerade ball was given at Fooler
Friday evening. The ball was given by the
Fooler Social Club, and it was an enjoyable
affair. A number from Savannah a Headed
it, and they report a big time. An Italian
string band from the city furnished the
musM* Refreshments were served, and
dancing lamed until u late hour.
J- NV. Thompson (colored) editor of the
People's Journal , of Jacksonville, Fla.,
who was seriously injured in the railroad
accident at Hurricane creek last winter,
was in the city yesterday. He is still suffer
ing from his injuries, aud came to the city
to have Dr. Duncan give him surgical
attention. He will remain here for several
Tbe Police Kick Against Chief Green’s
Recent Order.
The police are put out on account of
Chief Green’s order prohibiting the wear
ing of watch chains on the outside of their
coats. Two patrolmen were sent to tho
guard hou o last week for a violation of (lie
order,and the chief’s conduct on (he occa
sion may lead to nn investigation by the
police committee of council and possibly
by tho council itself.
The polic e did not take kindly to tho or
der when it was issued. There was a good
deal of murmuring against it, and uu open
revolt was hinted at. That they should be
deprived of the privilege of weaiug so
harmless and useful an ornament the men
considered an unnecessary hardship. No
such order had ever been heard of Before.
It grew out of a request by some of tha
ruen for tbo city to reiruburte thdn tor
damages sustained by their watches at tin
hands of ugly prisoners. Iu one or two
cases the city sto >d the low. In order tod >
away with any furtaer liability,Chief Green
issue i his ukase that, the men must wear
their watch chains buttoned inside of their
Coats, where they would be safe from
hostile bauds.
At roll-call a night or two ago Officers
Smith, H. M. Morgan and Trout Dunham
appealed with their chains dangling from
their button-holes. Sergt Lee read the
chief’s order again and requested the men
to put in r.iieir chains. Officer Morgan did
so. Just then the chief walked down the
line, and stopping in front of the other two
officers ordered hern to “put in their
chains.” Officer Smith started to do so, in
the meantime protesting, with Officer Dun
ham, against the unreasonableness of the
order. The chief refused to hear them ad
threatened to lock them up.
“Lock mo up, then,” replied Officer
Smith, and the chief ordered the two men
to tho guard house. The next morning they
were given a hearing before the mayor.
Tho hearing was private, and no dtesion
has yet been given. It is u derstood that
the officers charged the chief with unbecom
ing conduct, and that the matter is likelv
t tie brought before the council. Similar
barges have been hinted at for some time,
but tue fac‘ j have neve:* been brought n .t.
While the men do not deuy the chiefs
authority to issue such rders as he may see
lit. they claim that the watch chain order
is an unreasonable one. The real trouble,
however, is the leek of harmony between
the chief end bis men, which tho latter
claim is on account of the chief’s conduct
toward them.
The Arrangement of the Polls—Tho
Manngerj and lMst Keepers.
The board cf managers and list keepers
for the county dec ion, ,o be held on Wed
nesday, met at the office of Supb. M. F.
Molina at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon,
where the management of the election was
fully discussed, and Supt. Molina wai au
thorize! to assign tho managers aud list
keepers for the different boxes.
Jus:ice Elsinger having declined to serve
on the board, by reason of his being on fho
city registration and election board, Justic.*
L. B. Entires was appointed by the county
commissioners in his stead. After tho ad
journment of tho board Justice Molina
made tho following assignment:
Box No. 1, Bull street, A to F inclusive—
Managers . Y T . It. Winkler, J. P.; \V.
Russeli, Jr., J. F., aud F. McLaughliu.
Listkeepers: W. W. Lincoln, John D.
Donelan and T. W. McNisn.
Box No. 2, York street, G to L inclusive
—Managers: W. H. Patterson, J. P.,
Lewis B. Eudres, J. P., and Thomas A.
Foliiard, J. P. Listkeepers: A. J. J.
Blois, H. Palmer aud M. J. (Juinau.
B:x No. 8, President street, M to R in
clusive—Managers: Thom *s J. Slier tall,
J. P., Mcljeod King, J. P., and E. C.
Pacetti. Liatkeepers: A. G. Yuanez, C.
E. Mallette and 8. C. Roberts.
Box No. 4, Drayton street, 8 to Z in
clusive—manager*: Samuel Reynolds, J. P.,
James Y. Buckner, J. I\, and William P.
Bailey. LDt keep© f: Z. L. Strickland, J.
F. O’Byrne and J. M. Humphries.
It is said that- Justice Foliiard being n
member of the city registration b ard for
the First district, will hardly serve, and in
that event tuo county commissioners sub
committee will havo to supply the vacancy.
Thatcher, Primrose Sb West on Friday
The theater will be open only o e niglit
this week. Thatcher, Primrose & West’s
Minstrels will be here Friday night.
Thatcher, Primrose & West uro the mam
moths of the minstrel stage, aud will intro
duco iu Savannah something entirely new
in their liue of business, and something
more gorgeous and artistic than auydiing
in that particular line that his over bee
seen here. It is somewhat peculiar to
see Shakespeare combined with negro
minstrelsy, (except perhaps in the case of
Othello as interpreted bv some of the in id
em American stars), but this is exactly
what the Thatc er, Primrose & Wat do.
As their southean tour only includes twelve
engagements, .Savannah mar bo congratu
lated on securing ouo. The cotuoa y will
leave New York on Tuesday, and only play
one night in Richmond and another iu
Charleston before comity to Savannah.
Lawrence in Jail Again.
Deputy Sheriff Constantine received a
reply yesterday to his messago to tbe chief
<f police at Fernaudlna, asking for a descrip
tion of Lawrence. Mr. Constantine whed
ds description immediately, aud at 5
o’clock last evening be received a rnossag
Hiymgtbut Lawrence was i.i jail. Tin*
deputy wired tho rnandiua police to
know whether or not Ltwrsiice will coni*
without a requisition, but no auswer wa*
received up to a istv hour la it uigbt.
For Abuse of Alcohol.
...<!■:* ** ihittwoai.
A Pr vate Viaw of Director Brandt's
Recent Purchases for the Telfair
Gallery to Be Given by the Man
agers of the Academy of Arts and
Sciences on Thursday—Rearranging
the Gallery for the New Pictures—
Savannah's Home of Art.
Invitations have been issued to a private
view of the picture “Gefecht,” recently
purchased at the Munich exposition by
Director Carl L. Brandt, of tho Telfair
Academy of Arts and Sciences, at the
academy, next Thursday. All of the pict
ures which Mr. Brandt purchased in Europe
last fall have arrived, with the exception of
the water color from the Walker gallery in
Liverpool, where he secured the famous
“Relics of the Brave.” This picture is
entitled: “We look before and after, aud
pine for what is not,” and in by Regi
nald Barber, n young English artist. It
represents a female head of life size aud Mr.
Brandt say > that it is a very charming
work. In fact, it is almost the only picture
that he would care to have of those for saie
in the gallery.
The other purchases are all in the Tel
fair gallery, but, have not yot been hung.
The addition of the new pictures has neces
sitated tbe rearrangement of the gallery.
The “Relics of the Brave,” which bus here
tofore occupied a place on the western
wall, facing the entrance, has been
placed upon the north wall opposite
Braeth’s picture of the sheep, and
in its place has been hung the
ii'*w picture which will be seen for the first
time by tho public on Thursday. It is about
12 feet'by 7 feet in the frame, and around
the frame, whlca is a xnas'ive piece of
carved work, weighing over 500 pounds, is
a drapery similar to that around Mr.
Brandt's picture of “Apelles.” The picture
and frame are bo h tightly covered from
view, and the covering will not be re
moved until the managers’ “view” on
Mi*. Brandt is highly pleased with the
picture, which, he siys, ranked with the
very best at r he Munich exposition.
Tho subject is a cavalry charge—the at
tach of a body of mailed lancers on a de
tachment of the allied Swedes and Branden
burgers no r Warsaw, Poland, during
tho Seven Years’ war. The movement
of horse and man is exceptionally flue, tho
coloring is brilliant, and in its character
istics Mr. Braudt says that no work in the
exposition ca ne up io i r . Tue Picture is by
Joseph vpn Brandt, a Pole, well known in
Arne ica and very celebrated iu Munich,
where he received all the medals that c u
be ob f aiued. M st of the public galleries
in Europe possess at least one of his uroduc
tio.is. Tho Prince Regent had lmd one of
his pictures at the exposition. The cata
logue price of the “Gefecht” was 30,000
The other pictures which Director Braudt
purchased at Munich —tho three studies,
two cows and an ox —by Prof. Fr. Volz, a
very celebr*ted animal painter, are also
c vered and have not yet been hung. Mr.
B andt save that they are gems of art.
Although Prof. Volz hun been critici ed by
some, he will always be remembered an
artist of fine feeling and truthful ohs rva
ti not nature. Whatever may be said of
his pictures, his studios from nature are of
tiie highest merit, and compare favor
ably with the best known, int evoi
excepting Trovon, whose “One Cow” in the
Corcoran gallery at Washington brought
over $4,000, and whosa pi ture of few
cows and two sheep commanded $215,000 in
New York last winter. The studies will
probably ho hung on the west wall by the
side of the big picture, immediately up >n
the right of which is “The Boar at Bay,”
a id upon the left the striking picture wiiic‘l
has excPod so much comment, “The
Farmer’s Protest.”
When the i earnings me nfc of the gallery is
completed and the new pictures are in
place, the gallery will present u greatly im
proved appearance. None of tho new pict
ures will b a seen exco >t by the director
and his assistants, until Wednesday, when
the manager*’ view* will be given mid not
until Thursday by tho public.
In addition to the picture and studi?s,
Mr. Brandt purchased in Berlin and brought
w:t i him for the academy a photograph
from the original of Albert DurerV; famous
work, the “Holzsc <uhe,” for which tho
P. m sian goreramen* offered 250,00) marks,
('he photograph will b exhibited at Thurs
day’s view and Will bo placed in the acade
my’s collection.
Tho Old Barracks Fast D.sappoarlr.g—
A Big Brick Contract.
The old barracks is rapidly disappearing.
Contractor Lawman is pushing tho work,
and has removed nearly all of the old
structure exc?pt that portion on Harris and
Drayton streets. It will remain and will
t>e tho kitchen and sorvico quarters of tho
new hotel. The main building fronting
Drayton street will not bo torn down.
Nearly half of the excavation is Already
done, and as fast as the dirt is thrown out
it is hauled away. Between twenty and
twe ty-fivu wagons have !op i e )ga;etldur
ing the past week to haul tho dirt off.
One hundred and twenty Lauds are now
employed on the work. William P. Bailey,
general manager of (h? Stvair nh Brick
Manufacturing Company, ye-terday clos'd
aco tract, with Lewman & Cos. to iu nisi
2,000,000 brick for the new h te: building.
Contractor Lewman left last night fur
May Held. Ky., where he lias just completed
a court house, lie will return iu a day or
To Dedicate ItJ Now Hail To-night-
Rev. McCleakoy's First. Sermon.
The now Sunday school room of tho
Trinity Methodist chared, recently erected
on the lot immediately in rear of tho
church, will be dedicated to night with an
appropriate scrvica ut 7:30 o’clock.
liev. T. T. Christian, presiding elder of
the Sdvannah dlacrict, Rev. FT H. McGehoe
aud Rev. J. R. McCleskey, pastor of the
church, will take pat tin the exercises, which
will consist la g.dy of sacred songs by the
children. By special request, the song
“Whiter than the Snow,” whicn was sung
with such ex cel lon', effect by the school at
its recent missionary anniversary, w ill be
The pulpit of Trinitv church will be occu
pied this morning by Rev. J. R. McClekey,
its new pastor.
The Cotton Exchange Wants a Uni*
form Standard.
A special meeting of tbe Cott n Ex
change was held yesterday to oousider tlur
adoption’of a uniform standard of tyj>ei of
cotton ou which transactions and quota
ions at this port should be ba>od. It was
decided to deter action until types can be
received from Liverpool, wbioh the classifi
cation committee w s requested to order,
i'he types w.ili probably a rive bre fomo
time m February, when another (netting ol
the Exchange will be held
E. P. O.
Don't waste linn* and money and undergo
wt-dlees tort life with the Unite when Ethio
pian Pile Ointment will afford instant relief
and certain cure m every caw of blind,
ieeding, itching, internal and external
lies. Rengum Root Med. Cos.. Nashville,
Tettvi. 50 cent# and $1 pe.* bottle. Hold by
I ijp.nau Bros., wholesale agents.
The Travelers’ Association Arranging
for Its Spring Convention.
Tbe Bavannoh branch of the Southern
Travelers’ Association met last night at the
Guards’ armory. The attendance was the
largest that the association has had at any
of its meetings. Besides nearly all the
rnemliers of the branch a number ot north
ern traveling men wore present, and 11
manifested an interest in the workings of
the assf/ciation.
President Dean Newman presided. •Three
new members were received and enrolled.
They are Charles Mark, J. I. I*. Dsialynski
and C. H. Baker. Tue secretary was in
structed to received $5 deposits from appli
cants for membership until the May con
vention decides what shall be the annual
dues. The committee appointed shortly
after tho death of Thornes La e, who was a
member of the Travelers’ Protective Asso
ciation to raise a fund for Mrs* Lane
reported, and the list were closed. Several
hundred dollars were raised and will be
forwarded to Mrs. Lane at Quitman at an
early date.
The vacancies on the railroad committee
were filled by the appointment of Joseph
J.oven*.tefn and M. L. Lilienthal. They are
both active workers, and os the committee
to which they have boon appointed is a
very important one, imf orta it results are
expected to follow their appointment. The
secretary read the letter to the railroads
wuich he prepared during the week, and it
was ratified and o dered sent cut to the
railroads. The letter states briefly tie ob
ject of the withdrawal of the southern
posts from the National Travelers’ Pro
tective Association ami asks emersions
from the railroads, appending the names of
nearly all of the firms in Havan
nan. It urges that as travelers in- •
crease trade, new fields are opened up
and the passenger traffic is increased.
Formerly there were only a few drum nors
going out of Savannah, now thore are over
200. The 5,000 mileage book for SIOO is
asked for believing that any restrictions of
the railroad commission can be overcome
by the fact that the concessions, which the
railroads are to grant, ate given to the
association as a b >dy of 100 men ad over.
It is suggested in the letter that coupon
books be made interchangeable over all the
southern roads, or as many as possible. Tha
association asks to be the only purchasers of
the book, with any guarantee tha 1 . the rail
road may wish. It asks also for in the
excess biggage charges.
Copie* cf the letter will be seat from all
tho branches iu the state. The secretary
was instructed to see the wholesale houses
in tho city and request thorn to forward
letters indorsing the association’s letter to
the railroads and write directly to the offi
cials in behalf of the move.
The couventiou in May was dßcussod.
Savannah has partaken of the hospitalities
of the other cities of the state, aud now it
proposes to bring thorn and >wn here and in a
measure show it* appreciation of tho kind
nesses. A Committee, consisting of M. S.
Deitsh, chairman, J. C. DeLottre, Max
Robinson, J. S rauss and M. J. Epstein was
ippointed to a range the date, programme,
etc., for the convention.
The committee was aiso instructed to sug
gest sub committees for the purpose of
carrying out the p ograrnme. Upon this
committee’s suggestion, tho president will
appoint the sub-committees, and steps will
be taken toward carrying tha programme
out. Alter the adjournment ft ie meet
ing,, tho committee held a meeting, a*d
made itß report. It decided that the May
convention should le held in this city on
Tuesday and Wednesday, the 7th
and Bth. It is proposed to make t e
two days pleasant ones to those who attend.
The first port of the first day of the con
vention will be d'voted to business.
After that the ass ciation will devote its
white time to the guests. In the afternoon
of Tuesd it special tr iins will be put on to
Tybed ana the association and its guests
wTll go dow i and spend the afternoon and
evening. Collations will be spread at the
island and a pyrotectnic display Will be the
order of the evening.
On Wednesday nn effort will bs made to
secure one of tue Ocean ste unships to cary
the crowd to sea. The party will bo driven
-var tho city and shown t o sights. An
effort will aUo he made to get the military
companies to join in the entertainment.
Their annual picnics come off about
May 1, but it is likely that, some of them,
and possibly all of them, will postpone
until the day of the drummers’ convention.
If they do, there is a likelihood of the time
bei ig extended and the week made a gal
week. Tho association will raise halt of
the sum require! to carry the convention
through, and it is proposed to go among the
business men and raise the rest.
Invitation will b sent out all over tbo
country to the business man requesting
thorn to be proont with their lamilie-.
Reduced rates will be Lad on all the rail
roads. “By this means we prnpo ie to ad
vertise the city and Tybee,” sad Secretary
dax Robinson. “Souvenirs will be given
all tho guests from the country as adver
tisements, and it U bound io tell.”
Savannahians and Other People Who
Come and Go.
B. 8. Tatum of Macon is in the city.
Dean Newnmn of Millcn is in the city.
R. W. Hunt was in the city yestorday.
D. K. James of Jesup is at the Marshal.
A. P. Hilton of Tennille is at the Harnett.
R. O. Pato of Hawkinsville is in tho city.
F. H. Burnham of Augusta is at the Har
Mr. Robert Menard of Macon, is in tho
C pt. James Dean of Darien is at the
G. I>. Youngblood of Gainesville, Fla, i3
at ihe Serov ju.
M. C. Austin of Waycross is registered at
the Screven house.
I. G. Haas left for Atlanta [,last night via
t he Central railroad.
Acting Mayor D. T. Gerow of Jackson
ville io at the Pulaski.
Mr. Joe Gray loft for Augusta last night
via tue Central railroad.
Mr. E. J. Kershaw left for Augusta via
the Central railroad last night.
Dr. TANARUS, F. Roberson and IV. L. Carter of
Baxley are guests of tho Screven hou*e.
Mr. Abbot Thomas of th s city, has been
elected cashier of t'.e new bank at out t> e
established iu Danes. Mr. fhornns is a son
of Capfc. Ed. J. Thomas, cf this city, au l
was formerly a clerk iu the Central Rail
r -i i bank.
By a letter received by a gentleman in
Savannah, Bishop Gross is spend.ng the
Christmas holidays in .Salem, Ore. lie re
ports himseU iu good health, and express©'
a hope tnat he may one day visit Savannah
and see his friends here.
The Gas Company’s New Offices.
The Mutual Gas Light Company will
soon mere into Its new offices, which are
nearly ready, at No. 129 Congress street.
Contractor H. Connellee is finishing the
interior of the office in handsome style, and
the} workmanship can ha dly he excelled.
Extending half the length of the room is a
counter with five dess* of cypress, finished
with ash. There will be three or four
a[iertm**nts in tho room, ami ng them a
complaint office, separate from the other
office, and a dark room where the different
grades of light w ill be burning continually.
An u{*tairn room will be fitted up for the
superintendent's office.
Now Is tbe Time
To use Hodges’ Sarsaparilla with Todido of
Potash, the great purifier for the blood. A
certain cure for rheumatism, scrofulous
affections, aud all disease' peculiai* to fe
male*. Renovate* aud invigorate* the sys
tem. Physicians recommend it. Take uo
oth *r. Itangutn Root Med. (’., NaeliviUe,
Term. $1 per bottle. Hold by Lippiuan
Bros . w ho!e*ate moults.
Dressing Case* at k*t at L, k. li. B. M. A.
The Plan of the Campaigrn Mopped
Out by its Oraranizors and the
Schwarz Boomers—How the Schwarz
Men Expect to Capture the Nomina
tion in the Convention, and What
They Will Do If They Fail-Trying
to Break the Ranks of the Clubs.
The Chatham Democratic Club, it is said
by those who ought to know, was organized
for the purpose of being a power in the
politics of Chatham county, and its or
ganizers expect to make it the “Tam
many*’ club of Savannah. The Young
Men’s Democratic Club is a rival of the
Chatham, and corresponds very closely to
the “City Democracy” club of New York,
and its promoters say that it has come to
The two clubs will no doubt do much to
shape future campaigns,and while in the first
year of their organization they appear to be
trying to harmonize, there can be, in the
very nature of things, no harmony between
them. At the very outset they are in o 'po
sition on the mayoralty. The Chatham
Club is for Maj. John Schwarz for mayor,
without any equivocation. The Young
Men’s Democratic Clu is for anybody to
heat Schwarz. Whether it be Hamilton.
Thomas or Charlton, or a dark horse, they
are opposed to Schwarz. The Chathams
have no second choice. They are for
Schwarz first, last, and all the time.
The Chatham Club numbers between 400
and 500 mam hers, but it has been depleting
its membership in a manner which betrays
the political shrewdness and ingenuity of
politicians worthy of Tammany. Some of
the members have ostensibly chopped out,
but they are neither gone nor forgotten.
In fact, they are present in spirit at the
club meetings, but absent in person, getting
in their work where it will do the most
They have been leading actors in organiz
ing subordinate clubs and in securing mem
bership in those clubs and in the Young
Men’s Democratic Club to divide its councils
and to keep posted as to the plan of carn
paisrn by their rival-'. At the meeting at
Metropolitan hall Friday night they were
present, voting first with the Charlton side
of the bouse and next with the Thomas
side. If they can get. one or two of their
friends on the delegation to the convention
of the clubs it will break the solid dela
tion ami defeat the purpose of the club to
vote solidly against Schwarz.
The Italian hand of the Chatham com
paigners can be traced to the organization
of more than one of the smaller clubs
formed during the past two month , in
B),ne of whicu they dominate, and they
claim that in the Savannah, Florida and
Western club that, in return for two .dd*r
men, a Scuwarz delegation is to go to the
convention of the club?. If the Chatham
club finds that Schwarz is strong enough to
carry off the nomination, his name will
go before the convention; if not,
it will whistle the convention down
the wind, and, unfurling the Schwarz
banner, will bid opposition defiance. It is
only coquetting with the Young Men’
De nocratic Cluo to feel its st ength. At
bottom it is “Heads I win, tails you lose,”
in its attitude in the campaign for mayor.
Although Eoiu** 100 or ‘3OO short in member
ship as compared with the Young Men’s
Democratic Club, it will find an excuse to
keen out of the club convention, if it con
cludes to do so, in a refusal to be given as
lar.e a delegation in the convention as the
Young Men’s club, which is numerically
They will claim a greater number of
registered voters than the rival club, apd
there will be the plau dble loophole to wash
their hands of t e convention and they and
their allies can walk out of the convention
in a huff, and leave the Young Men’s Demo
cratic Club and its allies to nominate
whom they please.
The Young Men’s Club is composed of
about 000 members. It is composed very
largely of business men, with some of tin
b * t orators of the bar, and some of the
ablest political wire-workers known t
Chatham county politics, but as the club is
divided on whom it shall support for mayor
it is not making hay while the su i shine-.
The very measures’it took at the outset t >
start the campaign early were defeated by
the superior generalship of the opposition.
The latter wanted delay and they succeeded.
They bad but one object in view, and
th.'.t was to nave a free field for their can
didate, and that th:*y have had since D c.
7, when the conference committee decided
to wait until Jan. 3. The Young Men’s
Democratic Club, in spite of the elcqueuce
of Hoi. P. W. Meld rim, ratified the action
of delay. “We have no time to lose,” he
said, “an earnest and industri >us enemy is
at work.”
“They will be no nearer agreement,” said
a member of the Chathams yesterday,
“on the night of Jan. 8, than they were
Friday night. They will find dissensions in
more clrn-s than the Young Men’s Club,
when they come to decide on a ticket.”
Another gentleman said: “They tried to
get J. J. Da e to run on their aldermanic
icket, but ho declined. Mr. Dale gave his
friends to under stand that he did not pro
[*>se to pull anybody's che touts out of the
fire H* would have accept *1 the nomina
tion for mayor, but ho liad done enough of
the ‘chestnut' business, and prefers to at
tend to his own affairs wnicli absorb the
greater part of his time.”
A prominent spokesman of the Chatham
Club Bay* that the Young Men’s Democratic
Ciub will fiud, at the proper time, tha;
neither of the two railroad clubs will
meddle in the mayoralty fight: iliat each
railroad wants two repress tatives in the
board of aldermen, and tliat that will be
conceded. Whether an alliance, offensive
a>id defensive, has been made between the
Ch.-.l:lam Club and the railroad clubs is n .t
positively asserted, but there is reason to
i olievo iiiat the Chathams expect the
railroad clubs to stand shoulder to shoulder
with them, and the liquor dealers will not act
until the i osult of the club convention is
Anown. They will make an o- gamced and
opposition to any man that they
have reason to think will not pursue a
liberal policy toward them.
Bucklen 3 Arnica Sai^e.
The beet Salvo in the world for cut*,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
■ores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and positively
oures piles, or no par required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded. iTice 25 cents per box. For sals
by Lippm&ii Bros., druggists.
(Startling- Nows.
On entire fifth page explains our true
position to the purchasing public. YYo
menu business, at loast for thirty days-, to
dispose of our entire stock of Dry Goods,
amounting to SIOO,OOO. It will be sold be
low and in no caso more than actual
New York cost. It will t© a hard blow to
<-<>in: etitor*, but we are not to think of
them, but for the benefit of our late part
ner's estate, and to wind up the affaire of
the old eatabLsbeil firm of Gray & O’Brieu.
I bis will be o B|>ot cosh sale, of course
under The circiiinstances, and it would
please the undersigned for those in arrears
■ o above firm to come forward early and
make settlement in order to clone the books
and make retunis to the sslaU of P, il.
O’Brien. Christoi-her Gray,
Surviving Partner.
John Lyons,
Executor of Estate I*. H. O’Brien.
Dresiuig Cases a* cost at L. AB. B. M H.
The Theories In Regard to Sickness
from Wet Cotton Settled by Facts.
There was considerable discussion last
season as to whether tho health of the crews
of vessels would be affected by carrying
wet cotton, and views were widely diver
gent, even the doctors disagreeing.
Jnquiry, however, has failed to discover
that any sickness resulted on shipboard of
the two or three vessels which took t~e wet
cargoes from this port, after all the wrangle
over tho subject.
Capt. F. G. Strachan, of Strachan & Cos.,
says that ho has made inquiries, and ti<t as
far as he could learn no sickness resulted.
Iu one instance, however, the cotton was
carried in a compartment by itself aad the
hatches were sealed, so that the gases could
nbt reach the cotton in the two decks above,
but the captain thinks the precaution was
more to protect the cotton above than to
prevent sickness, although he thinks the wet
cotton not c irried on deck would be un
healthy. If carried on deck, he says that it
cau be kept wet. Father Neptune doing his
share of the wetting on tho voyage.
Capt. Strachan says that Mr. J. B, Duck
worth, of the firm of Duckworth &
Cos., cotton exporters, made inquiry upon
the arrival of the vessels carrying the wet
cottou at the ports of destination, aud no
sickness was reported.
Dr. Duncan says that because the wet
cotton exhaled an offendve odor it does not
follow that it generated malaria. 1 i fact,
he was inclined to ridicule the idea of mala
ria arising from the wet cotton, and re
marked that an offo sive smell is not always
necessarily uubealthful.
The Greek Jugged for Selling Mort
gaged Property.
Demondus Sampson, the Greek fruit
merchant, who failed last week, was
arrested last night under a warrant sworn
out by Kavanaugh & Brennan in Justice
Waring Ru sell’s court, and in default of
bail was lodged in jail.
The misdemeanor which is alleged against
Sampson is that so ne two years ago he
gave a mortgage of SSOO on his store, and
among otuer ite.ns of property
embraced in tho mortgage was an
iron safs which he afterward sold in
violation of section 4600 of the Code, which
provides that mortgaged property cannot
bo sold by the mortgagor without the con
sent of the mortgagee, before the indebted
ness covered by the mortgage is first dis
The penalty for such violation i3 “a flno
in double the sum or debt which said mort
gage was ito secure.” Failure to pay
t o fiue immediately is followed by im
prisonment for not less than six montnsnor
mure than twelve months. As the mort
gage was for SSOO, a very k otcy question
will arise whether the fiue can be SI,OOO, or
double whatever was the value of the safe
if the allegation made is proven.
A Building for the County Records.
At a special meeting of the city council
held yesterday the committee on streets
and lanos rop irted favorab y on tho appli
cation of the county authorities for the use
of a portion of Telfair place on which to
erect a small, temporary, fire-proof build
ing in whic i to keep the county records
while the new court house is in cours3 of
construction. The report of the committee
was unanimously agreed to.
Superior Court Cases.
The superior court was in session yester
day forenoon, and took a recesj until next
Thursday mofning at 10 o’clock.
Tho motion for anew trial in the case of
tho State vs. Frank Hamilton, convicted at
the last term of the court for burglary, wa*?
submitted, aud the court took tne record
and reserved decision.
Two certiorari cases were submitted, one
with argument and one on the papers, the
court in eacn instance reserving its decision.
America’s Greatest Orchestral Organi
zation to Make Its Future Home at
Chickering Hall, New York—Chictcer
ing&Sons Form an Alliance with Mr.
Thomas and Aiu. Him to P.aca Hi©
Orcneatra on a Permanent Basis.
From the American Musician, New York.
The firm of Checkering & Bons have ex
perienced an unusually active trad?
throughout the autumn and thus far into
the winter. Not until January will they
be able to fill all the orders already booked.
The extraordinary activity of trade
began towards tho latter oud of toe sum
mer. It 1 .s continued ever since, steadily
increasing till, with one exception (the year
1883) tbi3 year will ba the most prosperous
in the arm’s history.
A great many causes have contributed to
this result. Many changes were made in
the conduct of the business. These have
proven to lie beneficial. Principally, how
ever, the fiue state of the firm’s affairs may
be ascribed to the fact that tho
pianos were never before in so higu a con
dition of developed excellence as they are
now. This is the general opinion of com
petent musicians all over the country.
Contemporaneously with this revival of
their bu-iness the Messrs. Chickering made a
move which can be fairly stated to be one
f tho most important, as well as one of the
most interesting eye its in the history of
music, as well as in the history of the piano
trade in this country, an l it is safe to say
tnat no other event has attracted so much
attention in musical and trade circles for
the past twenty-five years.
This was nothing more nor less than an
alliance with Mr. Thoodore Thomas and
his orchestra.
The C bickeringsnever appear in such a
true light, or are so faithful to the tradi
tions of tneir house, as w hen engaged in
furthering the musical interests of this
country, which they have done at a van
expon&e of money, time and labor, ever
since tho days w hen tho founder of their
house*, Mr. Jonas Chickering, assisted tne
first struggling musician in Boston, three
quarters of a century ago.
It should be said rigut here that in the
relation between Me-srs. (.'bickering and
\lr. Tuomas tuere is nothing that is specu
The position is a most simple one. The
are simply the leaders of a
widespread movement to sustain Mr.
Thomas and his o c.iestra, and make both
permanent institutions of our national
mu deal life.
The Caicksrings have always had a large
following, especially in the very best social
circles, and the giving of the Tuomas co_i
cert* in their beautiful had will undoubt
edly be the the mean-' of rallying to Mr.
Thomas’ aid a large class of persons who
have hitherttaken but a limited in t eres
in hi* work. Music lovers, and especially
the Germans, will alwavs support Mr.
Thomas wherever he plays, but their num
her i> scarcely sufficient to sustain him. If
t e Ame ioau society element can be called
to his assistance as well, then the combina
tion will be strong.
Dressing Cases at cost at L. & R. 8. M. H.
Toilet Sets at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
Dry Goods at Cost.
Previrus to the annual stock taking, and
for thirty days only. Messrs. Croban &
Doonsr offor their immense stock of Dry
Goods, etc., at actual cont. This stock is
not shop worn, but is entirely of seasonable
now goods, bought at the lowest prices, aud
is to i>e sold only to make room. The *ale
will begin at o’clock Monday morning
and continue thirl v days. Those who want
genuim* br;fains should not fail to take
advantage of this R|Mcial sale.
Toilet Bets at cost at L. & H. B. M, H.
Toilet bets at cost at L. A B. B. M. H.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28fch, 1888.
We the undersigned citizens of Chatham
county, who have had business with the
Court of Ordinary during the term of
office of Hon. Hampton L. Ferrill, as ex
ecutors, administrators, trustees, guar
dians or o* her wise, commend said Ordinary
for his ability, impartiality, courtesy a id
business management of his office, and tuke
pleasure in recommending him to tho
voters of the county for re-eioctiou:
L. J. Myers.
R. H. Footman.
J. J. Wilder.
Wm. W. Williamson.
John D. Robinson.
A. J. Pacetti.
C. C. Schley, M. D.
V. K. Studer.
Valentine Rasi.br.
E. R. Corson, M. D.
W. H. Elliott, M. D.
Charler F. Prendergast.
G. I. Taggart.
H. Sanders.
Jar. B. Read, M. D.
A. L. Hartridge.
D. Hopps.
Thomas Halligan.
Theo. BrueCKMann.
Chas. T. Keilbacu.
Thos. Gadsden.
Ed M. Green.
Wm. Hunter.
Geo. L. Cope.
Jno. Sullivan.
W. E. Guerard.
C. Lucian Jones.
T. Daniel Heyward.
Beirne Gordon.
Henry T. Botts.
J. N. Johnson.
Jno. C. DeLettre.
Geo. Lehman.
Fred Ohsiek.
Henry Suiter.
J. H. Helmkkn.
Geo. J. Mills.
W. S. Lawton.
Chas. H. Olmstxad.
Henry H. Hill.
Jno. M. Hogan.
William Rogers.
Horace A. Crane.
R. S. Anderson.
R. M. Demere.
Geo. C. Freeman.
F. 1. McCall.
W. S. Rockwell.
Wm L. Wakklee.
L. W. Landershine.
D. G. Purse.
J. F. Minis.
Guoie Bourquin
R. M. Hull.
W. S. Tison.
W r M. W T . Gordon.
Henry Blun.
Robt. D. Walker.
M. J. Solomons.
P. Alston Waring.
E. A. Weil.
8. Meinhard.
W. Duncan, M. D.
James P. Lavin.
J. F. Brooks.
J. Minis.
T. H. Harden.
A. C. Harmon.
Isaac M. Frank.
R. P. Lovell.
F. Blair.
Edward F. Lovell.
8. Krouskoff.
D. B. Morgan.
L. Mohr.
John McLaughlin & Son.
I. D. La Roche & Son.
A. Lefflrr.
J. R. Einstein.
I. Epstein & Pro.
J. P. S. Uoustoun.
A. G. Guerard.
Ed. F. Neufville.
J. F. Kollock.
Game Sets at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
Library Lamps, Piano Lamps, Stand
Lamps, and Lamps of every description, at
West’s China Palace.
Your Best Girl
Wants one of those fine Toilet Sets at L.
&B.S. M. H. , and now is the time to get
it at a bargain; entire line being sacrificed
at cost.
Game Sets at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
School Shoes.
Those desiring School Shoes for children
will find it to their advantage to look at
my line and compare prices before pur
chasing elsewhere. It will be money in
your pocket. A. 8. Nichols,
128 Broughton Street.
Game Sets at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
Read Altmayer’s New Year’s greeting on
page 7.
Miss Thompson’s Dancing Academy at
Armory hail on Tuesday, Thursday and
and Saturday afternoons. Terms reason
Jewel Cases at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
Bric-a-brac Flour Jars, Umbrella Jars,
Fire Sets and Fire Dogs, at West’s China
Tetter and kindred itching eruptions of
the skin and scalp, are permanently cured
by the use of Tetterine. Painless, harm
less and fragrant. 50 cents at druggists.
Jewel Cases at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
Engraved, decorated and plain Lemon
ade Sets, Wine Sets and Punch Sets, at
West’s China Palace.
Jewel Cases at cost at L. & B. S. M. H.
An Investment That Never Disap
' points.
For the sneedy and permanent cure of Tet
ter, Ringworm, Eczema. Ground Itch, Itch
ing Piles, sores that will not heal, Cracked
Hands, Chafes, 1 ,facts Sore Head, aud dis
eases of the skin of description, Tet
terine will not fail to cure one time in a
hundred. It is harmless, nicely perfumed,
and causes no pain. Try it and you wi.l
not be disappointed. 50 cents at druggists,
or sent by mail on receipt of price by
J. T. Shuptrwe & Bko..
Kavaimah, Ga.
Work Boxes nt cost at L. & B. 8. M. H.
We learn that Messrs. Hermes & Gott
lieb will finish tho giant portrait group of
the Cottou Exchange in about three
week •. It is well under way, and promises
to surpass even that made for New Or
leans. All who have seen the brilliant
group of the Knights of Pythias bare hut
one verdict that Messrs. Hermes & Gott
lieb, 177 C .ugre. s reet, are the favorite
Photographers of Savannah.
Work Boxes at cost at L. & B. 8. M. H.
Mathushek Pianos.
Upright, Grand, Rosewood aud Ebonizod
Coses, 7)4 Octaves, three strings through
out, ivory keys, unique fall board, fancy
fretwork, Queen Anne trusses, equalizing
scale, French grand action. Catalogue
pri es7oo, hut now for a limited pernxl
only at ss2s— to cash, $2 wcokly.
Luddicn & Baths 8. M. H.
Work Boxes at cost at L. & B. 8. M. 11.
New Styles' Hata.
Nichols has just upened his complete line
of Stiff Huts. 128 Broughton Htroot.
Suitable wedding present* in rich Cut
Glass bk West’s China Palace.
/~\UR entire stock of Pianos at Special Holi
VJ day Prices until JAN 5. A superb line of
choice Instruments from six leading makers. Al 1
the latest designs in artistic cases of Rosewood
Mahogany, Walnut, Oak and Cherry.
Beautiful aud lasting Pianos at $225, $250 and
$275. instruments that can be conscientiously
recommended for tone and durability. J
Large sales sines December 20th, but our
warerooms are replenished with now instru
ments. fresh from factories.
Just ONE of those $325 Special Sale Mathu
she <s now in stock. Cuoie early in the week if
you waut it.
Don’t lie too late for this Holiday Sale, endin®
M..V M.M. DKIWKTM’T 1.. A B.S.M 11
Dobson Bell Banjos
Silver Tone Band ‘ Instruments,
Everything in the Music Line.
Music and Musical Merchandise Departmt,
F r tlie Public Safety.
We mean it, and our reason is that we pro
pose to protect our customers from shop-worn
and old stock; and rather than put gcodsaway
for another season's trade, the public are now
offered one of the grandest bargains ever before
iu Savannah.
Ludden & Bates S.M.H.
F. E. McARTHUR, Manager.
E3s As, entire line will be sacrificed, early
selectionrrare tbe best.
P.F. dilloSE
Manufacturer of Fine Brass citing*.
Zinc’s tor Electric Batteries and Bho
and Gun Metals. Lead lining brasses a spe
cialty. Pantentee of Dillon's contractile mom.
T"enty-six years experience In the art. •*
orders intrusted to ine will receive my P ron, P*j
personal attention. All work at northern ana
western prices.
IS ATTAINED BY FEW. Th eld reliV'l*
firm of WM KXABE A CO., Baltimore, **
exceptions to this rule.
Endorsed and recommend 3d by leading mud
clans in this country and A P* r e< -
piano at a fair, legitimate price. Vf •J rr^ ’ u
stock tho Farlor and Concert Grands
in rosewood, ebony, mahogany and fancy
Squares io any kind of oase. Cali and 111 <! _
our stock. Just the thing tor a New \ oar \>
cut Reform, and start ItWJ aright, make
in thy house. Our prievs and terms are g
anteed to please, factory prices dupli *
cost for freight; handsome stool aad 00' or
Six years guarantee.
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