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The Programme for the Observance of
Memorial Day.
The Confederate Veterans’ Association
met at the court house last night to act
upon the committee’s report in reference to
the observance of Memorial day. The re
port of the committee was outlined iu the
Morning News yesterday.
There was a good attendance of members
of the association. Gen. 1,. McLaws pre
sided. After the committee’s report upon
Memorial day observance had been acted
upon, there was a general discussion of the
The exercises will take place at o’clock
in the afternoon of Memorial day at the
confederate monument in the park exten
sion, where the address will be de
livered by Gen. Henry R. Jack
son. The ladies of the Ladies’
Memorial Association, and the mayor and
aldermen will lie invited to be present.
After a parade the confederate “vets” will
march to the monument, each carrying a
laurel wreath. It is expected that not less
than 150 veterans will tie in lino. The asso
ciation now numbers 163, twenty new mem
bers having been received last night. Toe
regimental band will accom: any the ass v
elation on its parade and will furnish the
music during the exercises at the monu
A circular from the Veterans’ Associa
tion of Maryland, which is the Society of
the Army and Navy of the Confederate
States in Maryland, was read. The circular
was prepared w ith a view to show ing what
good grows out of the associating of con
federate soldiers in societies ami < rganiz i
tions. The Maryland society was organized
in 1871. Three year.- Inter, with
the aid of an appropriation from
the state it gathered from all the battle
fields from Richmond to Gettysburg, the
bodies of Marylanders who fell in the con
federate service. Comrades were em
ployed for this work and brave soldiers
were taken from hedge rows and fence cor
ners where they had boen laid twenty-five
years ago. The bodies were rointerred iu a
confederate burying ground where a
monument to the confederate sol
dier was erected. The ground
contains over four hundred tiwlier,
gathered from the battle fields through the
efforts of the sccietv. Various funds were
e:eated by means of festivals and fairs and
bequests and appropriations. Several
statue- and monume its hava been erected;
a confederate home was founded and now
shelters twenty-two in mites from different
states, all of w hom we e citizens of Mary
land at the time of entry. The society now
numbers nearly 1,000 members.
The reading of the circular create 1 con
siderable enthusiasm, and the members of
the Savannah association are co ifident of
accomplishing a great deal in ibis state,
even if they do not accomplish as much as
the Maryland association.
Mas'or Schwarz Putaa Yamacraw Dis
turber Away for Safe Keeping.
James Bennett, the Yamacraw negro
who was arrested by Mounted Patrolman
MeQuade near Connerat’s wood yard Mon
day afternoon after a hard tu ale, was fiued
$lO by the mayor yesterday for kicking up
the row and $-*• more for resisting the offi
cer. In lieu of the fines he was given fifty
days in jail. Martha Jackson, who was
one of the crowd of women who attempted
to rescue Bennett from the officer, w as fined
$1 and was sent up for five days.
"Josh” Middleton, the negro whom Patrol
man H. M. Morgan took iu Monday night
for creating a disturbance in the neighbor
hood of E*t Broad and Broughton streets,
was fined $3 and sentenced to five days iu
The Late Henry E. Smith.
Henry E. Smith, Esq., of Bryan county,
died at his residence in that comity last
Saturday of dropsy,;in his 73J year. Mr.
Smith was well known in this city and he
had a large acquaintance throughout the
state. He was a member of the legislature
for several terms, where, his earnestness ia
discussing all matters iu which he was
interested made him a conspicuous repre
sentative. He was a farmer, and his house
was always open to his friends. He was
particularly fond of his political associates,
and nothing gave him more pleasure than
to have them psrt<|ko of his whole-souled
hospitality. During the last political
cam- aign he was a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for senator from the First
district, but was not nominated.
The Superior Court.
In the superior court yesterday the case of
Solomon Sheftall vs. the Savannah, Dublin
and Western Short Line Railroad Com
pany, a proceeding in equity to recover the
value of land taken as right of way, was
tried, and the jury rendered a verdict for
plaintiff, awarding him SBO and c sts. The
suit was for SI,OOO.
In the case of Sophia Mverson vs. A. H.
Mac Donnell and M. C. Pritchard, nssump
sit, the jury rendered a verdict finding the
sum of S3O as counsel fees in favor of A. H.
Mac Donnell, Esq,, ana, as to the facts in
the case, in favor of the defendant, M. C.
Rt* Joseph’s Infirmary received four
patients yesterday.
Magnolia Encampment No. 1, I. O. O.
F., meets this evening.
Georgia Chapter, R. A. M., will hold an
extra convocation to-night.
Golden Rule Lodge No. 12, I. O. O. F.,
holds its regular meeting this evening.
There were only three cases for the
mayor’s court up to 1 o’clock this morning.
The Pulaski Loan Association will meet
to-night at the secretary’s office, No. 135
Bay street*
The Young Men’s Hebrew Association
■will hold its March meeting to-night at
Masonic hall.
The Merchants and Mechanics’ Loan As
sociation will hold its eighty-second
monthly meeting at th 9 secretary's ofii e
No. 118 Bryan street, to-night.
It is likely that the w hole eighteen pris
oners who have been arrested, charg.d with
complicity in the o>nn steamship rob
beries, will be indicted by the graud jury.
Nearly all of them have made open confes
Judge Harden was busily engaged yes
terday afternoon at the Whitfield building
overlooking the fitting up of the city court
room. The timbers in the jury platforms
in thecity court room in the old court house
are being used in the new room. Theyaie
as solid as when put in, nearly sixty years
Reference was mado yesterday to the sale
of a lot south of Tenth street. The lota,
there were two i stead of one, nee on
Twelfth street. They wore sold a year ago
for $250 for the two; during the year th y
were disposed <Jf by the purchaser for $450;
last week they were again * Id, netting
$950. The lota are 40x90 feet each.
The Belt Line will begin putting in a
curve at the corner of West Broad and Bay
street* to-day, so that its cars can make the
circuit of the city, without switching from
one track to the other. The line down
Indian street will be run independently;
passengers, however, will be transferred'to
the cal's on the circuit with an additional
One of the many Iswutiful contributions
to the season’s literature is an Easter poem,
a little gem, entitled, “God file** You,”
from the pen of Miss Julia Alice Baker of
Beaufort, 8. C'., published by Ibbotson
Bros, of Richfield .Springs, N. Y. Aside
from the literury merit of the poem, the
publisher* have spared u<> effort in placing
it in an attractive form as an Easter gift.
Miss Baker is the daughter of the late John
T. Baker, formerly of Bavaunah, who will
I be remembered by the older members of the
Savannah Volunteer Guards as a genial
I and gallant comrade, who always held the
i interest of the guards dear to his heart,
i She is al=o a niece of Mr. S. F. Baker, with
John Lvons & Go. of this city, who has
; taken charge of the little publication here.
In digging for a sewer connection at
.louts and Lincoln streets a day or two ago
a quantity of human bones were exhumed.
Two skulls were dug up and a part of a
skeleton to which was attached a shackle
and chaiu. The digging up of human
lionet ia that section of the city
is not infrequent. ATI of the land
from Charlton street to Taylor, aud prob
a ly beyond the latter street, and from near
Lincoln to beyond the line of Habersham
street was for years a negro cemetery. Like
the white cemetery, south of the Savannah
hospital, it was closed up and leveled off
many years ago. In the early 50's when
the Savannah Medical College, now the St.
Joseph’s Infirmary,at Habersham and Tay
lor streets was built, skeletons without
number were dug up all over the neighbor
President Newman Talking Up the
Travelers’ Association.
President Deau Newman, of the Southern
Travelers’ Association, is traveling through
the state drumming up the May celebration
and the association. He spoke in Ma on a
few nights ago and received the most
encouraging reports. A party as
sembled at the Lanier house
where Mr. Newman explained fully the
object and the workings of the association.
He also presented the Dy-laws aud constitu
tion, which were drafted here some ti re
ago. and they were received. A commit
tee was afterward appointed to confer with
the board of trade and to perfect the Macon
branch. The branch will not only include
travelers, but merchants as well.
Arrangements have been made by the
Macon travelers and merchant*to send as
large delegation down to the May celebra
tion as possible.
President Newman will be in Augusta
Saturday night when the matter will bo
presented to the Augusta merchants and
traveling men. He is meeting with suc
cess wherever he goj, aud May celebration
promises to be a big success.
The Company Adds Another Portrait
to Its Collection.
The Savannah Cadets added the picture
of another of the company's early captains
to its collection last night. The first picture,
that of Capt. Millen, was presented to the
company by the linauce committee several
weeks ago. Last night the committee pre
sented the picture of Capt. John W. An
Lieut. Mel), chairman of the finance com
mittee made the presentation, and Lieut.
Brooks responds 1 on behalf of thecompauy.
The picture is handsomely framed in heavy
oik, aud was hung lieside that of Capt.
Millen. Lieut, Brooks, in receiving the
picture, related a number of incidents con
nected with Capt, Anderson’s command of
the company, which were listened to with
deep interest. Capt. Anderson com
manded the company when it took the
prize in Macon a number of years ago.
A communication was road regarding
the Bt, .Simon’s encampment and it was
taken under consideration. The company
is particularly impressed with one feature
of the encampment and that is the dis
cipline prize winch they propose giving to
tlie command exhibiting, throughout the
encampment, the best discipline and sol
dierly qualities of its officers and men.
The Company Organized and the
Brewery about Completed.
The Savannah Brewing Company was
organized yesterday, arid the following offi
cers were selected to manage the affairs of
the company:
President and Treasurer William
Secretary—J. C. Mahn.
Directors—J. Hauers, J. F. Minis, Will
iam Schroeter, F. J. Ruckert aud J. B.
The company will have its works finished
in about four weeks, at which time it will
legin the manufacture of beer. It will
take some time to deliver the beer, which
will, it is believed, be in about three
R. B. Brantley of Waycross iaj'in the
G. G. Banks c ime over from Columbus
D. M. Brady, a citizen of Taylor’s Creek,
is in town.
Charles Wellington of Augusta spent yes
terday in Savaunah.
Capt. L. Johnson of Waycross came up to
the oity yesterday on business.
J. R. Tucker, Jr., of Fort Mason, Fla.,
came up to Savannah yesterday.
Mrs. N. F. Jackson is spending some time
with her mother, Mrs. E. Smith of Macon.
Mrs. William Ballautyne Laves on the
Chattahoochee this day on a visit to her oid
home in Scotland.
T. H. Johnson, Jr., and Mrs. Ne’la Cho
vin of Allendale, S. C., were guests of the
Marshall yesterday.
W. G. Preston, Fsq., the architect of
the hotel DeSoto, the Whitfield building
and the new court house, is in the city.
Mr. Paul Schwarz, a partner in the firm
of William Black & Cos. of New York-, is in
thecity and is stopping at the Pulaski
J. Duggan, who has suffered for some
time with paralysis, was taken to St. Joseph
Infirmary yesterday at the request of his
The following partv from Charleston
came over to Savannah yesterday: Edwin
P. Fro*’, James W. Barnwell and Henry
C. Cheves.
W. W. Sylvester, private secretary to the
superintendent of the Savannah, Florida
and Western railway, returned from New
A ork yesterday.
Mr. E. Von DestinoD of New York, a
prominent exchange broker of Wall street,
was in the city yesterday. He is oil a trip
through the south.
Mr. Edgar E. Saltus, author of “The
Truth About Tristam Variek,” is at the
Pulaski house. Ho is stopping in the city
on his way to St. A gustine.
Mr. Bernhard Strauss, the senior member
of tne cotton exporting firm of Strauss
‘ •<>., l* in the city stopping at the residence
of Mr. Ivlward Karow, representative of
the house in this city. Mr. Strauss is from
Liverpool and this is his first visit to this
city m sixteen years. He w ill leavo to-day
for Brunswick.
Quite a number of Savannahians will at
tend the festivities at St. Augustine this
week, the H spital bazar to-day, and the
charity ball at the Casino to-morrow night*
Among tho-e who will g . down this morn
ing, are Capt. and Mr*. W. W. Gordon and
family, Mr. and Mrs. R, M. Deuiere, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. WaPhour, Mr. and Mrs[
Gazaway Hartridge, Capt. and Mr-. R. g!
Fleming and daughter*, Misses May and
Nana Bond, Mr. W. W. Williamson and
Mr. Fred Habersham, Mr*. F. E. llebarer
Mrs. M. T. Lewmanand Mrs. W. J. Wat
Lost.—“l don’t know where, I can’t tell
when, I don’t see how— something of great
value to me, and for the return of winch 1
shall lie truly thankful, viz: a good appe
Found “Health and strength, pure
blood, an appetite like that of a wolf, regu
lar digestion, all by taking that popular and
peculiar medicine, Hood’s Harsaparilla. i
want every body to try it this season.” -It
is sold by all druggist*. One hundred
dose* one dollar.
The Corner Stone of the Old Church
to Be Relaid To-D&'y.
The relaying of the corner stone of the
old Midway church in Liberty county, will
take place to-day. Quite a number of Sa
vannahians will attend the annual celebra
tion, which takes place at the same time,
and of which the ceremony of relaying the
corner stone will be a part.
The Savannah, Florida and Western fast
mail train will stop at Mclntosh station
this morning for the accommodation of
people who desire to go out. Conveyances
will be m waiting at the station to carry
visitors to Midway. The incoming train
to-night will also stop at Mclntosh to bring
visitors back to the city.
Col. Charles C. Jones of Augusta came
down yesterday and will go out this morn
ing. Hu will deliver the address at the
relaying of the corner stone. Rev. Dr.
Axson, Mr. Randolph Axson, Solicitor
General Fraser, Superintendent of Schools
Baker, and quite a number of others will
go out. The celebration is expected to be
one of the most interesting that has ever
been held in Liberty county.
The corner-stone of the church which was
laid with imposing ceremonies iu 1852 was
taken up by the federal soldiers during the
war, and its wore stolen. The
corner-stone, however, was recovered and
will be rola’d to-day. The Liberty Inde
pendent troop will take part iu the cere
Piles of Refuse Matter Taken Out—
The Cisterns to Be Refilled.
The city has a force of men at work
cleaning out the refuse from the old fire
cisterns preparatory to refilling them with
artesian water.
The cisterns were pumpad out a week
ago, but on the bottoms were accumulated
a mass of mud, old cans, bottles, sticks,
old shoes, pieces of iron, old
tin, barrel hoops, and about every
thing else that could be poked
through the cracks bet ween the bricks and
the stones covering the cisterns. Most of
the stuff, except the mud, is sunposed to
have been thrown in by children and people
who wanted something to do. The sand
washed iu from the surface.
Half a dozen barrelfuls of matter was
taken out of the Johnson square cistern
yesterday and the day before. No animal
matter has been found in auy of the cisterns,
and before the refuse of the bottom were
stirred up the water was clear.
The workmen on the county’s fire proof
building in Telfair place drank the water
from the cistern in the square while at
work there. Half a dozen cisterns have
already been cleaned, and us soon as they
are all cleaned tboy will be filled with
“I see it stated that the city anticipates
replenishing the cisterns with artesian
water," said a physician yesterday. Ha
went on to say that if such is their inten
tion, and it is carried out, tho city will bo
in a worse condition when summer comes
on than she was before a single step was
advanced to place her in a better
sanitary condition. He explained that
artesian water is quick to decompose.
It is unlike the river water, in that it is n t
oxygenated as the river water is. The
physician said that he has experimented
and found that after artesian water is con
fined in a vessel for even two or three days
its decomposition is absolute, and a pungent
odor arises.
“If those cisterns are filled with the
artesian water it is likely that a similar re
sult will follow,” be a idod, “and the work
of repumpiug out the water in the cisterns
will have to be gone over.”
This matter has been brought to the
attention of several physicians, and they
concur in the belief that it will be dele
terious to fill the cisterns with artesian
A Deep Exoavation to Drain the
Market -Progress of the Work.
The work of laying the large sewer pipe
from the brick retaining wall at the foot of
Barnard street, north of Bay street, to the
market is being rapidly pushed. Twenty
four men were at work on the excavation
yesterday, and nearly one-third of the dis
tance has boen excavated. The work began
a week ago. and the sewer pipe will not be
connected at the market until some time
during the latter part of tho month. The
pipe wiil run under the market basoiueut,
and will be about 4 feet under the ground.
A connection has been made at the brick
retaining wall north of Bay street with the
old river sewer, and the market will be
given almost perfect drainage to the river.
Before the connection was made with the
old river sewer au excavation eighteen feet
deep was necessary. The distance to the
pipe is gradually less ns the excavation is
made toward the market, aud tho work will
progress rapidly until the market is reached.
The distance to the pipe from the market
basement will be only four feet, or about
eleven feat to the ground floor. This gives
a fall of about seven or eight feet to the
The superintendent of the work said
yesterday that it is going right ahead.
During the greater part of the time he has
had only about twelve men at work laying
the sewer, but the number was doubled
yesterday, and the work will be vigorously
pushed until completed.
T. L. Kinsoy Elected Commodore of
the Savannah Yacht Club.
An interesting meeting of the Savannah
Yacht Club wan hold last night at the
Guards’ armory. The attendance was
large. The following gentlemen were
olected the board of steward*:
Isaac Beckett, Julian Schley,
J. R. Anderson, John Screven, Jr.,
W. L. Wilson, W. D. Simkins,
A. S. Bacon, W. D. Johnston,
A. B. Hull, J. L. Walthour,
W. I. O’Brien, C. A. Marmelstein. ■
Commodore Hone tendered hi* resigna
tion and it was accepted. Mr. T. L. Kin
sey was then elected commodore.
The question of having a regatta during
the May celebration of the Somhern Trav
elers’ Association wa* referred To the board,
which will considor it and make a report
probably at the next meeting of the club.
One of the member* said last night that if
the celebration wore to come off a week
later than it will, the tide would be much
more suitable. It is possible that the tide
on May 0, 7 and 8 will be a drawback, con
siderable enough to cause the board of
stewards to make an unfavorable report.
It is hoped, however, he said, that some
kind of arrangement will be made and an
interesting programme perfected.
To Double Its Contributions.
Savannah, Ga., March 12. — Editor
Morning News; Please correct an item that
appeared in your last Monday morning
paper in reference to the mem rial sug
gested to Bishop MoTyoire at the anni
versary exercise* of Now Houston street
Sunday school Sunday last. Your para
graph would load the public to think that
the collection was taken for the benefit of
the bishop’* family, whereas the memorial
suggested was for the Southern Methodist
church to double all her subscription* to
every enterprise the coming year, thus em
phasizing the bishop’s dying Words; “I die
poor,” "Peace, peace." Yours re pectfully,
R. B. Rxppard.
The following parties were the lucky 20th
purchasers, at Appel & Schaul’s:
D. H. Dixon, with Domestic Hewing Ma
chine Comiiany, residence Henry
street; merchandise, $1 50.
J. Morrison, 174 West Broad street; mer
ehandiso, 25 cent*.
Joseph Williuk, Tupper, Ga.; moi'chuu
dtse, SO.
Hotel Men Trying to Content Them
selves with What They Can Get.
“What is the outlook now for tourists to
Florida and the south!” a hotel man was
asked last night.
“I don’t think it is very good,” he re
plied, “I have about given the tourists up.
Our only hope now is to get some of the
travel back to the north. If we get that
we will feel considerably better. The sea
son has been a poor one for the tourists.”
“How does it compare with the season a
year ago!”
“In the same proportion that a gill meas
ure does to a barrel. Why even the Florida
hotels, that have caught what travel there
was, consider that they are running a
“helps’ boarding house” instead of a tour
ists’ hotel.”
► “It is hardly probable that they will
come now,” said another. “It is getting
too late in the season. I think we will have
some cold weather before spring, but tour
ists could not more than get down here be
fore spring would drive them back to the
north. I have been in the hotel business
for the last twenty years, and 1 have never
seen a similar condition of affair*. lam not
disappointed though. The fever in Florida
killed the early .tourist travel. At the time
when people could come down here with
safety they were deterred by the mild
weather in the no' th. As it is said, so it is
true, that New York was as pleasant a
winter resort this sea-on as could be desired.
I have understood that several of the hotels
15 vf*° r * < * a E°‘ n S c l° Bo U P on March
Two other hotel men said that they are
still hopeful of a rush before the season is
over. The steamers trom New York, they
say. are bringing more passengors than
they have at anytime yet. March, they
say, is thfe worst month in the north, and
March and April are two of the pleasantest
months of the year in tne south. One of
the hotels was taxed to accommodate people
en route to the south, and another was un
able to accommodate all that came for
lodging. The hotel men are divided as to
what may bo expected duri■ g the next two
months, and just what will come is not
The Y M. C. A’s Reception a Pleasant
The reception to railroad men by the
Ladies’ Auxillinrv committee of the Young
Men’s Christian Association last night was
a very pleasant affair. Between 150 and
200 guests were present. They were re
ceived by the reception committee of the
association. The ass oiation’s parlors, so
cial room, reading room and the gymua
sium hall were thrown open.
The reception was from 8 to II
o’clock. The early part ofthe even
ing was spent in" the parlors and
social room. College songs were sung and
chess, checkers and various games furnished
amusement for many. At !* o’clock supper
was served iu the gymnasium hall bv the
ladies’ committee. Tables were arranged
through the hall and nearly
200 guests sat down. The supper
was handsomely gotten up. After it Mr.
James Farie, Jr., vice president of the as
sociation, welcomed the guests. Addresses
were also made by Mr. \V. S. King, Capt.
L. T. Kingsbury and Messrs. Harris and
Beals of the .Savannah, Florida and West
ern railway; Messrs. Barbour, Smith and
Davis of the Central railroad; Mr. W. W.
Chisholm and President Gilbert of the
association. Mr. BaaD, in behalf of
the railroad men, offered a resolution
of thanks to the ladies’ committee for the
pleasant entertainment extended them.
A half hour’s gymnasium exhibition by
the night classes concluded the evening.
Quite a number of visitors were present
from out of town. Among them wus Mr.
W. A. Shaw of the Pittsburg (Pa.) associa
tion. He complimented the members upon
their work here, and said that the recep
tion was one of the pleasantest that he had
ever attended.
Sportsmen Making the Most of the
Few Days That Are Left.
The sportsmen are making good use of the
three weeks yet left them in which to hunt
and cripple and kill the game. A party
went out a few miles west of the city yes
terday and brought home fat bags.
“They are plentiful,” said a hunter.
“Partridges, dove, snioeand woodcock.”
“The woodcock, perhaps, are the least
plentiful, but the sporting men have no
cause for complaint since they make a haul
everv time they go out.
Partridges are fat and so are doves. Snipe
and woodcock are medium.
Owing to the unusual scarcity of duck in
Savannah waters, the bird I unting has
probably been more extensive this season
than ever before. During the last two
weeks the country whore partridges and
doves are to bo found has lieen invaded by
Savannah sportsmen.
W hen tiie game season is over the clay
pigeon shooting will usher in. Au effort is
being made by a number of the members of
tho sporting fraternity to introduce new
clay pigeons. It is claimed that the old
ones which have been used in the south for
a number of years, in fact ever >iuce clay
pigeon shooting began, are not easily
enough broken. It has been shown that in
some cases a half dozen shots failed to break
the shell. Tlie shells which it is likelv will
be introduced in Savannah oither this or
the next season, will be of such a frail tex
ture as to be shattered by even a sing e shot.
The bird season winds up April 1. and a
grand shotgun tournament will be tho first
event of the clay pigeon shooting. The
date has not been arranged, but it is likely
that it will not be later than April 1.
Charleston will hold its spring flower
show some time in May.
The truck growers of Charleston and the
adjacent islands have a grievance against
the railroad companies. The truck farmers
claim that the rates of freight which they
are now required to pay are exorbitant and
largely in excess of the rates they have had
to pay in provious years. For instance,
miner the now schedule of charges by the
A: lantic Coast Dispatch Line they are re
quired to ray on vegetables shipped to Bal
timore, Philadelphia and New York 13
cents per package more than but year.
This is more than the business will s'and,
and the farmers feel that they will have to
obtain better rate* or secure a different
route by which to ship their stuff to mar
ket. It i* umlers tin id that the Penn.sylvania
railroad is responsible for the advance in
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the West indie*, Guatemala and Mexico have
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Among the maladies for which the most con
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ague cake, dyspepsia, liver complaint, nervous
ness, debility, kidney and bladder complaints.
It mitigate* the infirmities of age, hasten* con
valeHeeuoo, has a tendency to prevent ill conse
quences from exposure and exhaustion. Per
sons of sedentary habits and laborious occupa
tions will flu I It an ever useful tonic.
liogan’a Display.
One of the finest displays of dry goods
made this season is that exhibited by Daniel
Hogan at his well-known establishment ou
Broughton street. Mr. Hogan has |
just returned from the north, and
while away purchased this mag
nificent stock, including Bilks, Dross
Goods, Wash Fabrics aud Domestics. While
the assortment Is wondprfully complete the
prices are >• ay below' the market, and as
gre.it bargains as .were ever offered the
public uau bs found at liogau'a.
The South to Have a Lively Base Ball
Although Savannah will not be in the
Southern League this year, there are a good
many base ball enthusiasts here who keep
up with the game. The prospects are
highly favorable, the managers of the league
think, for an organization of eight clubs
upon a substantial basis, and with an ex
cellent outlook for a successful season. T..
D. Wharton, president of the league, has"
just made a tour of the cities in which it is
proposed to place clubs. It has been de
cided to call a meeting of the league in New
Orleans in a short time to complete the or
ganization, to accept a schedule and to ar
range for the work of the season. It is ex
pected that the season will begin April 15,
and continues until the middle of September.
President Wharton, when asked about the
prospects of the league and the results of
his recent tour, said:
“ ‘After a careful investigation of the sit
uation in Mobile, Birmingham, Nashville,
Chattanooga and Atlanta, I find that the
game of base bail still retains a strbng hold
on the affections of the public, and the de
sire for a season of professional tall is uni
versal. The evil effects of past local ex
travagance and mismanagement, however,
were encountered in each of the cities men
tioned, and it was only with great difficulty
that men could be found willing t > assume
the leadership in an organization. We have
the chance this season not only for a fine
league, but for one established on a solid
basis. Its success this year means the per
manent success of base ball in the south. ’ ”
The schedule meetings of the National
League aud American Association were
held last Tuesday, the former at Washing
ton and the latter at Columbus. Both
bodies adopted schedules and completed all
arrangements for the base ball seas mof
1889, The league season will begin on
April 24 at New York, Washington, Pitts
burg and Indiauapolis, and will close on
Oct. 5 at IndianaDolis, Pittsburg, Cleveland
and Chicago. The association schedule will
begin on April 17 ac Philadelphia, Balti
more, Cincinnati and Louisville, and end
on Oct. 14 at Louisville, Cincinnati, Colum
bus and Philadelphia.
The following is a summary of the
changes that have been made in the plaving
Four balls instead of five gives a batsman
bis base.
If a thrown bail should bit the umpiro
the runner must return to his base.
The base runner mav take a base if a
batted ball hits the umpire on fair ground.
Players must take seats on the players’
benches at the conclusion of their inning in
the field.
A foul tip is not out, or a foul fly either,
unless caught outside of a line ten feet from
the homo base.
The imaginary line has been eliminated
from the pitcher’s box.
The extra player, or tenth man, may
take his place in the field at the end of any
A bunted ball will not count as a strike
unless in is wilfully blocked off fonl.
The runner need not touch the bases on
returning on a foul.
The umpire shall not reverse bls decision
on the testimony of any player or by
The gaino is not ended until the ball has
beeu returned to the pitcher, all runs up
to that time to count, and the batsman to
get credit for all the has as he can make on
his hit.
After a player has been fined once for
abusing the umpire that offici.nl shall re
tire him from the game and substitute one
of the men in uniform.
The new rule allowing the captain of a
club to relievo a pitcher who in being batted
bard in a game, or weakening from any
cause whatever, will be tested earlv iu the
season by managers. It is a unounced that
many of them will take advantage of the
ten-men rule in nearly every game.
It yet remains to be seen vihat effect this
ten-men rule will have on the game. It
will certainly be a great ucheme for the
pitchers, who can keep up a tremendous
pace for four or five innings, and then drop
out, giving place to another twirlor who
will come into the box as fresh as a daisy,
and bo strong enough to throw his arm out
of p ace for the balance of the game. It
will virtually amount to u team plaving
against two pitchers all the time; for’if a
limn knows he is to be relieved, perhaps
before the game is half over, he will not
husband his strength, but will pitch for his
The engineers of the AiUntic, Gulf and
Havana railway have reached Harwood,
Volusia county, Florida, with the located
line of ihe road.
The Jacksonville Metropolis savs that
everything looks well for the early con
summation of the proposed direct steam
ship line between Paiatka and New York.
The Florida Railway and Navigation
Company commenced work: on Monday
last, laying track, side-track and switcuoi,
on the south side of the South Florida road
at Plant City, Fla., which indicates an in
tended extension of the road.
The case of Coghlan against the South
Carolina railway, already referred to in the
Morning News, was to have oome up
before the United States Supreme Court in
Washington Monday for healing on a mo
tion to introduce :i suppleme atal bill in the
case in the circuit court. The case is now
before the supreme court on appeal, and
before any further proceedings can be taken
in the circuit court the consent of the
supreme court must be obtained.
The formal transfer of the Three C’s road
to the new su'perintend-nit, Maj. J. F.
Jones, by its former superintendent. Col. J.
H. Averill, took place Monday at Charles
ton. Maj. Jone i has now full charge of the
entire line of tied Throe CVs road, which will
hereafter be run independent ly of the South
Carolina railway. The auditing clerk of
the South Carolina Railway Company has
gone to the Three C’s road to settle up a! 1
the accounts and transfer the books of the
two railroads.
An English railway exchange, eomplain
ingly says: “Oue foot-warmer to six passen
gers is rather h ggravating than otherwise,
and the Southeastern Railway Company
would do well to increase this number or
leave them out altogether. The greater
discomfort of winter traveling in England,
as compared 'Pith America could not bo
better exemplified.” One foot-warmer to
six people would seem rather cold comfort
in this oountr y, where passengers feel out
raged unless ewery inch of the car is boated
by hot water or steam, ami kept exactly
at the temperature of 70’ in all weather.
One locon lotive establishment in this
country buii’i 737 locomotives during 1888,
which would more than average one new
engine for svery day in the year, Sundays
included. It is a notable fact that while
only 188 of those weis of what is known as
the American type of passe ger ongines—
four driving wheels coupled, .V>;i were either
of six wheels coupled or consolidation eight
driver en(fines—which shows the growing
tendency toward ongines with more than
four drivors, for passenger as well as freight
service. While on fines for high speed have
long been built ia England with a single
pair of drivers, raid are still being built,
only one of this -description is included in
the list c( 737 built at the works referrod to.
Beddins and Oreen House Plants.
This ie the season when those who have
garden s are proi -aring to plant thorn and
gettinr; their or-tors ready for roses, ever-
S vens, shrubs, etc. The advertisement of
r. P. J. Merck mans of Augusta that his
new descriptive ami illustrated catalogue of
bedding and green house plants is ready
and will be sent, free to till applicants is,
thondore, timely, and his many customers
will avail themselves of the opportunity to
got % copy. Mr. Merck mans needs no in
troduction to (he people of Georgia, or in
fact, to those at any part of the country. He
not only stands nt the head of the poniolo
euts ami hor ticulturUts of America,but has
the well dm mrvod reputation of being a
prompt and ruhahlu business man.
The Saurians Slaughtered in Great
Numbers by the Florida Sportsmen.
East is (Fla.) Letter to Chicago Tribune.
Alligator hunting by night is now the
great sport in Florida. Alligators have
learned to avoid mankind and steamboats.
Repeated trips can- no w be made the entire
length of the St. Job n’s river without see
ing a single specimen. The reptiles have
been bunted down until they conceal them
selves at the first sound of a boat or the
sight of any human 'xind.
Alligator hunting was formerly one of
the most profitable pursuits in Florida as
well as a source of infinite amusement. The
reptiles have been -slaughtered in immense
numbers all over the state. They seemingly
possess no intelligence and are slothful be
yond description, but nevertheless have
learned that man is their enemy, and safety
is secured only by hasty flight and seclusion
when he appears. They were formerly shot
for pastime by excursionists from the deck
of nearly every steamboat that navigated
the lakes and rivers of the state, but now
the ironclad rule is everywhere enforced
upon boats that alligators must not be seri
ously disturbed by either passengers or em
ployes. This rule has been rendered neees
gary to satisfy women and children, who
frequently complain that they have been in
Florida for weeks without ever seeing a
singe real live alligator in his native haunts.
Under present conditions alligator hunt
ing by daylight has become a tiresome, un
interesting ami unprofitable occupation in
most pans of file peninsula, and the hunt
ers have adopted .ha novel scheme of killing
them by night. The men equip themselves
with guns, revolvers, knives and bull’s-eye
lanterns and seek an alligator track as soon
as it is dark. These tracks are as plainly
mark ed as wagon roads, and are made by
the alligator moving from one lake, river
or swamp to another. The men take their
stations and preserve absolute silence. The
alii gators can be heard at a considerable dis
tance laboriously approaching. When at the
proper point the bull’s-eyes are turned upon
them. The sudden stream of dazzling light
terrorizes them, and they are seemingly
paralyzed for the nonce. Their eyes bulge
out and sparkle like huge diamonds, and at
these glistening orbs the huntersdirect their
aim. It is useless to shoot them except in
the eyes, the open mouth or under the
throat, as their tough skins turn away the
shot and receive no injury. When the alli
gators are all killed the hunters move on to
ahother ridge and await the approach of
more victims.
A negro is usually employed to remove
the hides and teeth, while the remains are
left as tood for the numerous buzzards
which are here protected by law. The hides
sell for from $1 to each and the teeth for
as much more, the latter being worked up
into jewelry and other ornaments. Half a
dozen enterprising men can secure from
one to a score of alligators iu a single night,
the number depending on the location and
the condition of the weather.
If the reptiles continue their migratory
habits there will be little trouble in exter
minating them within a few years without
excountering the dangers of entering the
swamps to pursue them. The disposition to
move about apparently grows on them with
the advance of civilization, the uneasiness
among them being engendered presumably
by the persistency with whicu they are
pursued. In their present panic-stricken
condition they are seldom found far from
the water in daylight, but make all their
overland journeys by night.
When you feel yourself gradually break
ing down don’t wait until you have taken
to your bed. While you are still aide to be
up and about fight the grim monster dis
ease by the use of proper restoratives. The
best remedy for malaria, indigestion, weak
kidneys, constant fatigue, fits of dizziness,
short breath and other complica ions of a
disordered system is Brown’s Iron Bitters.
Its magic inti uence in c nquering diseases
of an exhaustive nature is most astonishing.
Mardi Gras.
Illustrated copies of the New Orleans
Mardi Gras can be had at Estill’s News
Depot, Bull street, Savannah, Ga.
Mailed to any address on receipt of 35
cents. •
Oak Pine and Lightwood.
Have removed my wood yard to corner
Gwinnett street and Savannah, Florida and
Western railway. Telephone 77.
R. B. Cassels.
You Should not Fail
To visit the crockery house of James S.
Silva, if ill search of a wedding or anniver
sary present, or anything for homo use.
You will find there the largest stock and
greatest variety, while the prices are guar
anteed as low as the lowest. Rich cut
glassware, plain and decorated china,
lamps of every kind, and a variety of other
desirable goods, which only a personal in
spection can give an idea of.
Harnett House,
Leading Popular Hotel. Electric light
and Bells. Rates according to size and
location of rooms.
Tallahasse, Fla., Dec. 29, 1888.
Mr. J. S. Silva, Savannah, (/a.:
Dear Sir —It affords mo great pleasure
in saying that the Grand Oil Heater recent
ly purchasoil from you for heating our office
has given entire satisfaction, and we can
cheerfully recommend it to all persons in
need of one. Very respectfully yours,
Saml. C. Hudgins,
Supt. Fla. Warehouse and Compress Cos.
Oak, Pine and Hg-htwood.
Have removed my wood yard to corner
Gwinnett street and Savannah, Floridaaud
Western railway. Telephone 77.
R. B. Cassels.
The Inauguration.
The New York dailies of Tuesday, Marcn
sth, containing the full account of the in
auguration of President Harrison, can be
had at Estill’s News Depot, SI Bull
street; price 5 cents. Will be mailed to
any address on receipt of price.
All departments crowded with Choice Goods
at reasonable prices.
l. a. McCarthy,
■i-i Barnard street,
(Under K.iljtito of Pythias’ Hall),
una uk
Absolutely Pure.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of Purl..
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economi
ca! than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be soli
in competition with the multitude of low test
short weight alum or phosphate powders.
onlu in cans. Rotai, Baking Powder Cos ' trS
Wall street, New York. ’ lOl
ii ns.
New instruments, not offered in any other
city of the Union.
luck. Terms now so easy that those" in
moderate circumstances can easily buy
tSSSWWBs'SSS, &“•„"£ Si
tanla tebase, " S rh " i<;e
pia H v? Eß, *° “ nd MASO * * h vmu\
' r ' on sam ® eas y payments by oayinz
d ‘ rT c;'enca in cost over a Mathnshek in cash* 8
*TKRM\<; a„d AMOK PlAAObfcS*2srt
5. payable $5 cash and weekly. v v '
MA.SO\ A || \ >fLi\ \i \
THI SHEK, STKKbI.Vii and UtlOY Pianos
for rent by month, quarter or year, and all rent
applied on purchase at any time within one
two or three years. e
MATHUSHEK PIANO, Upright Grand her*,
tofore sold at $395, offered at S
olj'asi- w ® ’ 870 clean saved every pur-
beautiful styles at siso and parable $J
cash and wee.kly, or $8 monthly. These in
struments equal pianos sold at s,im and SSS bv
many other dealers North aud South.
Terms so easy that all can buy. \o excuse
now for going without s Piano. If there is a
man, woman or child in Savannah that
liasn In Piano and wants one. they have only
to see us We will tlx the way ir they can
raise A NICKEL \ DAY. 1
1 jQdden & {jates {jm
137 Broughton St.
yy F have now opened throughout the vari
ous departments of our Store one of thi
most attractive stocks of reliable DRY GOODS
ever exhibited in this city. All the Latest
Novelties of the Season in DRESS GOODS, both
of Foreign and Domestic manufacture.
Koecin’s Solid k Printed
N>w and Unique Designs and Coloring in
these famous fabrics, unrivaled for wear. New
and Elegant Styles in Wash Fabrics. The most
varied assortment to bo found anywhere.
Special for This Week.
5 cases Soft-Finished Checked Nainsook at sc.
a yard.
1 case Extra Fine Soft-Finished Checked
Nainsook at 7c. ; worth 10c.
50 pieces l’laid Organdies at 10c. a yard; reg
ular price 15c.
75 pieces Colored India Linens in Plaids,
Stripes and Black Patterns—in Delicate Tints -
at 15c. a yard; wool! be considered cheap at 25c.
. h 5 pieces TORCH! >N LACE, from to
inches wide, at 10c. a yard; extraordinary
Old in Years—Not Old Jtogy.
To the Manor born—full of years and experi
ence—still young In energy and ability —with
all the accessories necessary to satisfactorily
conduct the business to which he has given 111*
life. Grateful for past favors-hopeful of oth*l
to come.
HVL±II Sin-plpl d- es
J. D. WEED & CO.
Tne 82d member drawn in DAVIS BROS-’
Story & Clark,
TUNING singly or by the year; experienced
and skillful tuuers.
Pianos and Organs sold on easy monthly in
Boxing, shipping and moving piano, with
ease, economy and care.
42, 44 and 40 Bull Street.

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