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COTTON CLOTH WONT DO. FACTORS SAY IT IS NOT A PRAC TICAL COVER FOR COTTON, Its Cost Is Too Great, and It is Unable to Stand Rough Usage—lts Weight Against It—A Letter from the Farmers' Alliance Committee—The Cotton Exchange Discusses the Matter. The Farmers’ Alliance is evidently bent on carrying out its purpose to get planters to use cotton bagging in the place of jute, but cotton factors in this city do not think the cotton bagging practical, and certainly not a measure of economy. It is true, the factors say, that the Georgia State Alliance adopted a resolution recom mending * ’the use of cotton only as a covering for cotton,’ - and supplemented it with the appointment of a committee of ten, in structing the committee to “use its best endeavors to make arrange ments with the cotton exchanges of the world with reference to tare on bales packed in bagging lighter than jute.'' The committee was also instructed “to take in hand the matter of supply of cotton bagging and make the best possible arrange ment for the coming season.” This com mittee is c<imposed of the following gentle men: Dr. J. F. De Jaruette of Putnam, Hons. K. AV. Everett of Polk, AV. J. Northen, chairman, of Hancock, AA r . A. AVilson of Sumter, O. H. Porter of Newton, T. E. Winn of Gwinnett, W. It. Gorman of Talbot, W. E. H. Searcy of Spalding, J. P. Jones of Coweta and it. M. Brown of Clay. STIRRING UP THE COUNTY ALLIANCES. The committee does not appear, the factors say. to have enlisted any marked degree of zeal among the county alliances, and in consequence Chairman Northen has reminded them that circular letters had been sent them, and that meetings must be held immediately; that the season is already far advanced. “AA'e must have prompt and immediate action,” he writes, “if the purposes of the state alliance are satisfac torily carried out.” The opinion seams to be growing among factors that the state alliance was so zeal ous in fighting the jute bagging trust that it lost its head, although it got no encour agement from the management of three cotton manufacturers whom it invited be fore it in conference. Interviews with prominent cotton factors in Savannah show how the proposition to adopt cotton bagging is received here. They consider it impracticable. Capt. John Flannery said that the cost of cotton bagging is too great,and the bagging is more liable to tear. He does not think that jute bagging will be as high next sea son. He says the jute bagging trust over did the thing and put it too high. He says that pine straw bagging can be manufac tured at prices which will compete with jute, suid that the pine straw article will answer better than cotton bagging. Ho says also that last year some cotton came here baled in cotton weighing as low as one-tbird of a pound to the yard, which was too light. Mr. H. M. Comer said that until jute bagging gets to be 10 or IS cents per pound it is nonsense to talk about using cotton bagging when raw cotton is worth Bor 9 cents per pound, to which must be added the cost cf manufacture and waste. Ha says the cotton bagging is not a practical cover for tbe cotton and cannot stand rough usage, such as cotton must be sub jected to in transit. COTTON FACTORS’ VIEWS. A prominent Savannah factor has fully detailed the objections to tHe use of cotton for covering cot.on in bales, in reply to a letter of inquiry by Dr. J. T. De Jarnette, one of the committee of ton appointed at the recent meeting of the Georgia State Alliance. Dr. De Jarnette wrote for the factor’s opinion, as to whether he thought arrangements could be mado with reference to tare o.i bales covered with bagging lighter than jute, and also inquiring what the factor’s views were as to the practicability of substituting cotton for jute. The fac tor’s reply, which expresses, in the main, the views of cotton men here, is as follows: I doubt of getting relief by au allowance for reduced tare on bales clothed in lighter bag ping. The English people arc proverbially slow about chunging any establish 'd mercan tile custom. Even if Liverpool agreed to do so, the European markets would also have to agree. Such a change is passible, but it would probably require years of agitation before it could be accomplished. A fatal objection to the use of light bagging, whether made ot' cottou or auj other material. I* that it is too readily torn by the hooks of the lahorer in haudliug, the hooks of the scales in weighing, and the hooka of the slings in hauling it into and out of the ves sel-.. This faring increases the liability to fire and would thus increase the insurance, and in creases the liability to having cotton accident ally or intentionally pull’d out of bale and wasted. My firm has never bought or used any bagging made of cotton clothH, but if it could be made the standard width (4-1 inches I to weigh two pounds to the yard, I see no reason why it would not stand the hooks and answer all pur poses. The question arises, Could such bagging he manufactured so ns to be sold as cheap as jute bagging, even when the latter sella at 12 to It cents |ter yard? The same difficulty exist* about pine straw bagging. If that could be manufactured so as 2-pound bagging c uld be Sold at about 10 cents pier yard 1 think it would be equal to jute and preferable to cotton bagging. Foreign bagging cannot be imported profit ably until prices iu America are about ll'Vs cents in New York, Boston and other importing markets for 2-pouud bagging Iwcause the im port duty is 3 cents per yard on lute goods suitable for tagging valued tielow 7 cents per yard and 4 cents per yard if valued above 7 gents tier yard. In other words, the duty Is placed so high as to forbid the importation or foreign bagging unless puces rule for some length of time higher t han 10)* cents for 8-pound bagging at the port w here it is received from abroad. The remedy which alone can break up the combination of tagging manufacturers and de liver the cotton planters from the power of said manufacturers, is for congress to repeal, or greatly reduce, the import duty on jute manu factured goods suitable for covering cotton bales. As this remedy is not available in time for the next crop, 1 know of no other remedy than for the planters to supply themselves, a* far as possible, from manufactures not con nected with the trust. The American factories make bagging weigh ing U 4 1)4. 8 aud 2)4 pounds per yard. Our experience has been that lU pounds Is too light for safety, and 1)4 barely heavy enough, mid that the planter makes more money by covering his bales with heavy bagging: but the large majority of planters use I*4 aud 8 pound lagging. TUB COTTOU EXCHANGE MEETING. Tbe Cotton Exchange yesterday had the fallowing communication before it: Joint coinnii'toe of the Farmers' National Alliance aud Co-operative Union of America and of the National Agricultural Wheel of America [on a reformed tlio present method of baling, covering ami handling the col too crop]. New Om.KANa, La., April 18, lWj. To the Prcsi'tent of ttw Cotton Exchange, oa vannah, da : Sir-At the joint meeting of the National Fanners Alliance and (Jo-operativ© Union of America and of the National Agricultural Wheel of America held at Meridian, Mis*,, in De cember last, delegates were present from ail the cotton stat.e, representing about 500,000 mem here, dependent almost entirely on their cotton cron for a living, and, naturally among the most intereßtlng subjects discussed, was the possibility of reducing the expense and ini proving the method of handling this crop. The delegates were unanimously of the opin lon that the adoption of some uniform size of baling box for gin presses would very much reduce the cost of handling and transporting the crop “ They further agreed that It was of the utmost importance for all cotton producers to have at their disposal some substitute for jute bagging with which to cover their bales, aud that cotton bagging, tor many obvious reaaons, s.-enied to be the most desirable material for this nurisw* Recognizing the nee- s-lty of giving these matters careful study before attempting such radical measures as will he required to effect any changes m the direcUou indicated mis Joint committee was appointed with instruc tions to examine fully Into these questions, and In concert. If possible, with your honorable body aud elinilar organization, to take such ant 111 on behalf of the alliances, unions aud wheel* tiirougaout the cotton states as might aeern for tbe best Interest* of all cotton pro ducei s. and, as a natural coneoqueuce, lor the vest interests of all cotton handlers The great advantages to be derived from the use of a uniform sited baling box are so evident a* to require no discussion, and the difficulties in the way of its adoption, within ft compara tively short period, do not appear to be great Tbe merits of cotton bagging as a substitute for jute in covering the bales have been so fully set forth in many publications, and so well established by actual testa, that it is unnecessary to do more than refer to its i on-inflammability and the bt tter protection it affords against wet; while an unanswerable argument In its favor is, that its adoption would afford anew market for a large quantity of tbe lowest grades of cot ton that t here is now so much difficulty indis posing of, would necessitate the erection of new factories and the employment of thousands of hands throughout the cotton !>elt, and would retain at home tbe vast sums that are now sent out of the country for the purchase of jute. The chief obstacle to the adoption of cotton bagging is, of course, the fact that it weighs so much less than jute bagging; this, under the present usages of the trade makes a cotton-cov ered hale realiz-e for the seller In our markets about 80 cents less than a Jute-covered bale of the same quality and net weight. This obstacle must be surmounted, and as it is impossible economically to Increase the weight of the cotton bagging, some allowance in weight must be made in favor of the cotton covered bale to place it on the same footing as its jute-covernd companions. Tuis committee is satifled that the justice of such a measure w.ll be at once apparent to you, and does not hesitate to call on your honorable body to declare in favor of its adoption without delay, so that all interested may be prepared for it next season. To decide on the ino3t desirable dimensions for a uniform baling box, and to fix the allow ance in favor of cotton covered bales, at a figure fair to buyers and sellers alike, it would be woli to have eonoerted action on the part of all interested, and this committee desires to consider these points In conjunction with repre sentatives from similar organizations at an early date and at such place aa may be found inoßt convenient. Soliciting the favor of a speedy expression of opinion from you, 1 am sir, yours obediently, T. A. Clayton, Chairman. Tbe communication was discussed by tbe memliers of the cotton exchange, but no action was taken on the suggestion that the exchange adopt cotton bagging. It is doubt ful from what oould be learned if a motion of that character would have received a single affirmative vote. President F. D. Blood worth was selected as a committee from the exchange to con fer with the joint committee as to fixing the dimensions for a uniform baling box, against which no opposition was developed. TYBBB’S NEW HOTEL. A Visit to '‘The Seashore”—Tybee’s Bright Prospects. The new hotel at Tybee is being pushed forward much more rapidly than those who have not recently visited tho island are aware. The large force which was engaged in leveling the sand hills in front of the hotel has been considerably reduced, as that work is nearly oomoleted. The contractors for the building are push ing their |>art of the work with consider able energy, and there is every prospect of the hotel being completed in time for the great rush of visitors iu mid summer. The dining-room, the kitchen and other rooms connected with the culinary depart ment are plastered and the gas piping is in place. The large bake oven aud the im mense brick smoke stack, containing seven flues, will lie finished to-day. The studding for the front of the third story of the hotel is up. In fact, every part of the work of construction is in an advanced state, and tho next two weeks will show the building so far completed that to the unpracticed eye it will appear as though there is little more to be done to make it ready for guests. The contractors, howovor, have two months more in which to complete the work. The artesian well, which is to supply the hotel with water, has reached a depth of 850 feet. It is six inches in diameter, and, when finished, will send forth an ample sup ply of good water. Adjacent to the hotel are two natural parks, in which live oaks, pines, palmettoes, and other trees, mingle their foliage. Tho ground is undulating, and from the tops of tho verdure-covered dunes, there is a fine view of tho ocean. There will be no lack of variety of scenery at “The Seashore Hotel.” The conventional stroll along the sandy beach oan be varied by a delightful walk in the shady parks. J. J. Dale, Eq., president, and Mr. David Wells, director of the Tybee Hotel Com pany, visited tbe work yesterday and ex pressed themselves well satisfied with its progress. These gentlemen are devoting much of their valuable time to this labor of love. The building of “The Seashore” marks an era in the history of Savannah, as well as in the development of the city's popular seaside resort. TO BE CONSIDERED IN CAUCUS. A Big Budget for the City Council Committee of the Whole. The city council committee of the whole will have plenty to do before the next meet ing, two weeks hence All of the important measures disoussed at Wednesday night’s meeting will bo datermined in that way. The chief fireman's report and the proposi tion to take SIO,OOO from the house drainage appropriation to increase the fire depart ment’s equipment, the Savannah Invest ment Company’s proposition to establish water works in the southern part of the city,the repair of the slips on the river front and Alderman Harris’ proposition to build anew fence around the colored cemetery, wore all turned over to the committee of tbe whole for consideration. The proposed building of a water works in the southern part of the city was mentioned some time ago in connection with a meeting of the investment company committee. The company’s plan is to sink artesian wells and to supply the people of the southern section with water at tbe same rates that the city uow charges. The proposed increase in the fire service was fully explained in connection with tbe chief fireman’s report, which was submitted to the council night before last. The cost of the fence which the health and cemetery committee proposes to build around the colored eemotory Alderman Harris puts at ♦250, and the council iias been asked to authorize the improvement at a cost not to exceed that amount. One of the measures which will come up at the next meeting of council will be Alderman Bailey's ordinance, which was introduced nt the lost meeting, prohibiting tha retiring in any wav ot shingle roofs, except they be immediately covered with metal. Alderman Mills’ ordinance regulating the repair of houses already built nnd the build ing of new houses 1* in the bauds of a special committeo aud will also be reported at the next meeting. Iu connection with Aider man Mills’ ordinance it is expected that the committee will recommend a number of amendments to the existing firo ordinances with a view to remedying what are con sidered set ious defects in their operation. THE CHURCH'S GREAT FAST. The Services of Holy Thursday and Oood Friday. To-day is the great fast day of the church year, and the services in the Epis copalian and Koinan Catholic churches are of tbe most solemn character. It is the closing day but one of Lent. Yos.erday wa* Holy Thursday. Mass was oelnbrated at the cathedral at 9 o'clock, and last night the tanebrre "* was again celebrated. The catuedral was crowded at all of the services. At Christ church impressive service* were held in observance of the day. At St. Jo .u’s a dark service was held last night at which the rector preached aud the holy communion was celebrated. Mas-> will be ceh’br ited at the cathedral at 9 o'clock this morning, and will be fol lowed by the unveiling and adoration of the cr xs. The oflleos of the tenebrm will lie celebrated at K o’clock to-night. At St. John’* Episcopal church morning service will be hold at 11 o’clock and Rev. Charles H. Strong will preach. Services will also be hold ai the same hour at Christ church. At Ht. Stephen’ rhurch (colored), moruing service will b held at 10:43 o’clock, to be followed by a throe-hour servioe Com 12 to 3 o’clock, and alUr that evening prayer. THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1889. CITY BREVITIES. George Middleton (colored), for reckless driving on the street and disorderly con duct, was lodged in the barracks last night. The anniversary meeting of the Confed erate Veterans’ Association will be held in the lower hall of the Georgia Historical Society building to-night. Tbe city council has accented an invita tion from the Confederate Veterans’ Asso ciation to take part in the exercises at the confederate monument on Memorial day. Menelas park in front of the cotton ex change is nearing completion. The basin for the fountain is finished and also the curbing around it, and the space between has been filled in. The outer edge is now being sodded. The grand Jury of the superior court will convene this afternoon at 4 o’clock, and the general presentment will be made pending the discharge of tho jury for the term. Several minor criminal cases are assigned for hearing to-day. The naval commission has sent to Lieut. Carter to have sixty feet borings made at the Deptford plantation to test the charac ter of the sub-strata* at that place. From this it would appear that the commission is giving Savannah’s advantages careful con sideration. Louis Meyer, the 10-vear-old son of A. Meyer, living on First street, between Habersham and Lincoln streets, who had his leg broken by a Havannah, Florida and Western railway freight train Saturday afternoon, is reported better. The left leg was broken above the knee, and he received several scalp wounds. The shotgun tournament, to be glvon under the direction of G. H. McAlpin, T. M. Battle and S. K. Mayers during May week, promises to be an event iu sporting circles. The shoot will take place Thursday, May 9, at the Chatham Gun Club’s grounds. One hundred and thirty-five dollars in cash prises are offered. Mr. McAlpin said yester day that he expeots clubs from every sec tion of the state. Judge Adams convened the superior oourt yesterday morning, and announced that a recess would be taken until this morning at 10 o’clock. This action was taken on account of the death the evening previous of the little niece of Judge Adams Anna Turner Cann, infant daughter of Alderman and Mrs. AV. G. Cauu, whose funeral took place yesterday aftemoou at 4 o’clock, from the residence of the pareuts of the deceased, at 156 Gaston street. A warrant was sworn out in Justioe Endrea’ court yesterday by Richard McGreevy, charging R. E. Cobb with assault ami battery. MeGreevy’s etory is that, having been dissipating, he went out to the Coast Line depot, Thursday morning, intending to take the first train for Thun derbolt to sober up, and that he sat down on a waiting bench and fell asloep, whon Supt. Cobb picked him up and threw him to the floor aid kicked him. Mr. Cobb went before Justice Endres yesterday and gave bond for his appearance at a prelim inary examination to be held by Justice Endres Monday. Mr. Cobb denies having mnde the assault oomplalnod of in MeGreevy’s affidavit. McGreevy vras re cently a member of the Savannah, Florida and Western railway police, and lives at No. 196% Jones street. A LIVELY YACHTING SEASON. The Annual Thunderbolt Regatta On May 10—The Pilots’ Race. The board of stewards of the Havannah Yacht Club held an interesting meeting yesterday forenoon at the office of Isaac Beckett, Esq., and decided to hold the an nual regatta on Thursday, May 16. The board also decided to build a floating land ing stage at the club house. Muon annoy ance has resulted in embarking and disem barking from the club house stops on ac count of the mud deposited on the steps by the rise and fall of the tides, which will be obviated by the floating stage. Commodore Kinsey announced that he was authorized to offer $350 in prises for a pilot boat regatta from Tybee on May 8— drummers’ day—and it was decided to have a pilot boat regatta under the auspices aud rules of the Savannah Yacht Club. The details of the race wore placed in the hands of the sailing committee of the club, which is composed of Messrs. C. A. Marmelstein, Isaac Beckett aud Julian Schley. The pilot boat race is to be open to all pilot lioats on the South Atlantic coast. It is said that Charleston will send over three of her fastest sailers, and that Brunswick will enter some of her fleetest vessels. Tho indications point to a revival of in terest in yachting circles this season. The Isle of Hope Yacht Club will be materially strengthened, and promises to do its share in keeping up an interest in yachting in Havannah waters, and the organization by tho young men of anew candidate for yachting favors, the Georgia Regatta As sociation, all points to a successful yachting season. THIS TIME IT WAS $2,500. The Jury in the Waldhauer Case Ren ders a Verdict for That Amount. The Waldhauer damage suit against the City and Suburban Railway Company was concluded in the city court last uight by a verdict for plaintiff for $2,500 damages. On the former tr ial a jury found for the plaintiff for $4,500 and S3OO doctors’ bills. The amount sued for was SIO,OOO. During the trial Mrs. Waldhauer was a spectator, and was accompanied by her son David, the little boy who was injured by a Whitaker street car on Christmas day, 1887. Two other children —a boy and girl— were with the mother. While the court was charging the jury little David listened attentively for awhile, catching a faint idea that tie was in some way Interested; but as the language was too much for one of his tender years, he soon wearied, and turned with a childish laugh to Hon. William Clifto 1, associate counsel with Mr. Charlton, he climbed on the former's knee, and was soon joined by his littlo brother, who clambered up in Mr. Clifton’s lap and divided the honors with the juvenile plaintiff. Both the plaintiff and the'defendants had photograph* of the Whitaker street line at the point where the accident occurred, but it was remarked that there was one photo graph lacking, and that was tho picture of the legislator with a baby on each knee. TBE NSW RAILROAD3. The Committees at Work -Col. Haw kins' Letter Awaited. There is no abatement in the interest in the proposed two railroads to this city, ar.d those who hare taken part in the move ments arc quietly awaing tho reports . f the committees in charge of tho work of per fecting agreements and procuring sub scriptions. Mr. Joseph D. Weed, enitirman of the committee in charge of matters con cerning the Savannah, Amerious and Mont gomery railroad, is in New York on private busiuoss. Col. Hawkins, president of the conuiauy is absent from Americus, and hence the committee is without advices. Letters received here yesterday front a 1 officer of the Savannah, Americua and Montgomery stated that as soon as Col. Hawkins returns a reply will be made to the letter from Savannah. To Report Their Sales. A number of the naval stores factors have agreed not to sell any more rosin or spirits turpentine on private terms, but to report all sales to the board of trade. This agreement extends to Dec. 31. While the house dr linage question drags in city counoil, old Sol puts in his wi rk. Increased temperature means increased sickness. While wo cannot now remove the cause, we ca t at least apply the anti dote—Johnso i’s Chill and Fever Tonic neutralizes alt malarial troubles. Price 50 coins. Guaranteed a splendid appetizer. Trade supplied by J. T. Shuplriue & Bio., Savannau, Ga. IN AND ABOUT THE CITY. MAY WEEK’S CROWDS. The People Getting Ready to Come by the Thousand. “They are coming, and Savannah will be taxed to accommodate them. ” This is what President. Dean Newman of the Bouthern Travelers’ Association said yesterday of May week’s visitors, as ho came in from a two weeks' tour through the country contiguous to Savannah. He has received letters from points that he was unable to visit, saying that a good deal of interest is manifested. Every county in this section of the st tte will be represented. Letter* from Augusta, Atlanta, C dumbos, Macon, Barnesville, Butler and Oglethorpe were received yesterday at the executive committee’s headquarters, besides a large number received by the secretary, express ing a deep interest in what the drummers are doing, and promising every possible assistance to makefile organization a strong one. President Newman has succeeded in hav ing established in Augusta a branch with a respectable membersuip, and he will leave for Atlanta to-night on a similar errand. Macon has a branch with a large member ship, and regular weekly meetings are held. Atlanta, he said, is beginning to throw off her lethargy, and a strong interest is devel oping. He is in receipt of a letter from Mr. Stockton, one of the leading commercial men in that city, full of gratifying information, and urging him to come up and present the by laws and constitution which the Savannah branch hat drafted. There is likely to be a struggle for the permanent headauarters of the association. It is said that Atlanta is marshaling her fortes and will make a vigorous pull for it, but the majority of the commer cial men think it hardly possible that after all the hard work of organization, Havannah will be deprived of the headquar ters. J. T. Lawson, a well-known traveling man of North Carolina, is in the oity, and he feels confident that his state will indorse the new movement and send a strong dele gation down to tbe celebration in May. President Newman said that some amend ments will probably be made to the by-laws aud constitution which will be presented before the convention for ratification. There will be a rule as to when persons who apply for membership are eligible, and also a rule providing for those members who may drop out of the commercial line. The law will probably be that in order fora E ergon to be eligible for membership e must have been a drum mer and on the road for six months. Members who come off tho road will be ad mitted as members in good standing as long as their dues are promptly paid. It is the purpose of the association after an organization is effected up a suite of rooms, in which shall be a bureau of in formation, under the supervision of the secretary. In this bureau informa tion pertaining to the standing of customers and other information of special use of the organization will be accessible. After the membership has in creased to a certain number an insurance feature will be added. A ritual for the organization is quietly spoken of, and it is likely that after the organization is in fair operation the feature will be brought forth. Presi dent Newman had quite a lengthy conference with General Passenger Agent Charlton of the Central railroid before leaving for Atlanta, in which details concerning the railroad arrangements for May were settled. The Savannah, Florida and AA 7 os tern railway has i educed its rate from Jacksonville for May week to $3 45 for the round trip, and has also made the rate from all other points 1 cent per mile. Other Florida roads have done likewise. Application has been made to the Cen tral railroad to have tickets on sale on Sun day, May 5, before night, so that parties can purchase along the line of road ahend of the night train. Also to put on special sleepers so that delegates to the con vention can leave in a body. The company has also been asked to arrange so that Ma con, Augusta, Atlanta and Columbus brauches can leave on Sunday morning, May 5, and arrive here the same dav, in order to be on hand bright and early Mon day. The rate from Birmingham to Savannah will be about $5 for the week. Over three-quarters of the rooms in the different hotels have already been en gaged for the week. The Savannah branch of tho travelers’ association will bold a special meeting Saturday night at Armory hall. Import ant matters connected with the May week celebration will be discussed. From the many inqurtes received from Middle and Upper Georgia, those sections will be represented in big force. GIFTS TO ST. JOHN'S. The Dutenhofer and Holt Memorials to be Unveiled Bunday. The Dutenhofer memorial for St. John's church, which will be unveiled Easter, has been received and placed in the church. The lecturn was put in position yesterday in the chancel, in front of the prayer desk to the right of the center aisle. It required five men to handle it. Its weight is nearly half a ton. It is au eagle lecturn, and is said to be the handsomest that the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Now York ever produced, and, iu fact, the handsomest that has been made m this country. The lecturn stands 6 feet 8 inches high; the base is a curved octagon, resting on four lions coucbant and supporting four heavy pinnacles with flying buttresses. Between each are 6tatues of the four evangelists, modeled in bronze. Tho shaft is full 01 pierced tracory, surmounted by an octag onal cap, aud on it is the eagle with out stretched wings standing on the orb set iu a crowu of glorv, which supports a book rack for the Bible. The eagle is artistically modeled, and the feathers are delicat ily chased. The Gor ham Manufacturing Company had the lecturn on exhibition in New York for several weeks. It is supposed to have cost about $1,500, and is a gift from Mr. A. Dutenhofer, now a parishioner of Grace church New York, iu inemery of his wife, who was a devout member of St. John’s church here, and at one time a directress of the orphans’ home. Tbe handsome brass cross aud memorial vases, which were received about the same tune, have also been placed iu position ou the super altar, back of the altar. The cross is a passion cross, with three steps. On the lower step is the memorial inscription: “To the glory of God, in loving memory of William Normau Holt. Easttr, 1889.” The cro-s and the vases are twined with tbe passion vine, reaching up the shaft of the cross and along its arms and around the bowl of the vases. In the center of the cross is the monogram “I. H. S.” AU of the work is in lacquered brass, which is prepared so as not to require the use of powder on it. These memorials were also made by Gorham. The handsome font, which is a memorial gift, will prob ably not be finished before Christmas, as it is to be made in Italy, and six mouths will be required to chisel it. A Life Made Miserable By dyspepsia is scarcely worth th ■ living. A capricious appetite, heartburn, puzzling nerv oils symptom*. Increased notion of the heart after eating, sinking in the abdomen between meals, nnd flatulence after, arc among the suc cessive indicia of this harassing complaint. Two things only are needful for its removal. A resort to Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, and per sistence in its use. These remedial measures being adopted, a cure i* certain. Taken imme diately before or after meals, thl* great st un aehJc promotes secretion of the gastric juice, the natural solvent of the food. The nervous nnd bill-us symptons consequent upon chronic indigestion disappear, as the complaint gradu ally yields to tun corrective and invigorating influence of tho Bitters Appetite returns, sle-p becomes more refreshing, and as asc queoce, tha body Is efficiently nourished, inus cular power increases, and the mind grows son guine Use the Bitters for chills and fevor aud rheumatism. E. A. ROGERS’ RASCALITY. How He Sent Men on Poole’ Errands and Pocketed Their Money. E. A. Rogers (colored), who has been run ning an employment bureau that doesn’t employ, has as many subterfuges as he has victims. After bis recent exposure in his transac tions with Mr. Frederick E. Norris, the Florida nurseryman, ho had the cheex to write to Mr. Norris that he had ordered the $4 tent to him before he left for \Vashing ton to attend the inauguration. He wrote as follows: ‘‘The men elaimos to have sent it, but I guest not. 1 Bent the men but did not pay there way, so I guest they struck some other iob.” He went on to add that the proprietor of the Mousing News would send Mr. Norris the #4. It is hardly necessary to say that Roger* has never shown himself about the Morning News building since the expos ure. The testimony elicited before Justice Pat terson shows Rogers to be a person after Micawber’s style, as it was a common say ing to his victims from whom he obtained money and who wore importuning him for employment or the return of their money, that he was waiting “to see what may turn up.” Nothing, the evidence showed, ever turned up. Rogers, itaopears, with his ill gotten gains, went to Washington looking after a soft place and returned without it, nothing having turned up for him either. It appeal’s that O’Hara, the carpenter, gave Rogers a dollar in return for a situa tion, and Rogers sent O’Hara to Mr. J. J. McDonough to get a job. Mr. McDonough denied wanting a carpenter, or that he had ever employed Rogers to find a man for him. O'Hara went back to Rogers and demanded his money back, when Rogers gave him a letter to M. C. Murphy as a man who wanted a good bench carpenter, and Mr. Murphy had not invoked Rogers’ assistance, nor aid he want a man either. Then O’Hara went back again and dernaudod his money, and Rogers urged him then, and from time to time to wait and see what may turn up.” A warrant for oheatiug and swindling O’Hara, wa* what did turn up. In the meantime Rogers, finding that he was getting in deep water, had the following circular printed and covered his office walls with copies of it: INSTRUCTIONS. The money we charge, and is paid to us, is considered to be for our services rendered in trying to procure a position for the party within a certain length of time, as stated in this receipt below. No money will be returned to any party or parties after engaging our ser vices. Let it be clearly understood that we only make ourselves responsible to do the best we can in trying to procure you a position within a certain length of time, and you pay according to the time you wish to employ our servioes tor that purpose. All payments made inatvance. Rogers & Cos., Imalligence office, 157 South Broad street. Savannah, Ga. Savannah, Ga., 18— Received of M $_ in advance for services from 18— to 18—. Rogers swore that these “instructions” were posted up in his office when O’Hara applied for employment March 4, but one Suelson, a colored printer, when put on the stand, said that he printed the circulars for Rogers about three weeks or four weeks ago, going to show that the circular w is an afterthought, and to be used to justify his refusal to return the money to those he had caught in his net. This being apparent, led the justice to require Rogers to give a qualified bond for his appearance before the city court to answer the charge of cheating and swindling. MSTHODI3T3 AT GUYTON. The District Conference Getting In Bhape for Work. The Methodist district conference which convened at Guyton yesterday has hardly got in working order yet. Bishop Duncan, in opening the conference, commented at length on the subject of Christ’s commis sion to Ills disciples. J. L. Singelton of Sylvania, was elected secretary of the con ference , and Angus Bird of Guy ton,assistant secretary. The conference committees were appointed, of which the following are chair men: State of Church, Missions and Sunday Schools—J. R. McClesky. Temperance—J. W. Simmons. Records —Basnom Anthony. Bible House—J. E. Davenport. Dr. J. W. Hinton preached at 11 o’clock yesterday morning from Judas’ inquiry of the Savior: “How is it thou wilt manifest thouself unto us and not unto the world.” The afternoon session was devoted to con ference work. What is a district conference? This ques tion is frequently asked by those unfa miliar with Methodist church polity and government. For many years prior to 1806 the church had felt the need of a con ference os a vaile mecum between the quar terly conference and the annual conference, in which the laity of the church should take ari active part. Accordingly, at the general conference in New Orleans, in 1860, an enactment was passed that within the bounds of every presiding elder’s district there should bo held annually a district conference. The time of meeting is fixed by the presiding elders and the place by the conference. The conference is composed of all the traveling and local prea-hers within the bounds of the district and of laymen, tho number of whom and their mode of appoint ment each annual conference may deter mine for itself. A bishop presides, or in his absence the presiding elder, and if both be absent the conference elects a president. It is the duty of the conference to inquire particularly into the condition of the sev eral pastoral charges in the district: 1. As to their spiritual slate and the attendance upon the ordinances and social meetings of the church. 3. As to missions within the district, when new ones should be estab lished, or what missions should be raised to circuits or stations. 3. As to Sunday schools and tho manner of conducting them, and as to education generally. 4. As to financial systems, their contributions to church purposes and the condition of houses if worship and parsonages. 5. As to the manner in which the records of the quar terly conferences have been kept. The lay members of the district confer ence also elect annually, by ballot from the district, four lay delegates to the ensuing annual conference. It is provided that prominence shall bo given to religious ex ercises, such as preaching, prayer meetings, love feasts and the administration of the sacrament. At the Y. M. O. Association. The Bible trainitig class will meet to-night at 8 o’clock. Dr. M. L. Boyd will deliver an address to men only at toe association rooms next Monday night at 8 o’clock. His subject will be, “Marriage as a Daw of Health.” The attendance at the reading rooms is gaining a little daily. The gymnasium class was some twenty eight strong last evening. The international convention will meet at Philadelphia May 6. Tho general secre taries’ conference for the Unit 'd States and Canada will meet at Orange, N. J., May 3. Secretary Bowman, of the Savannah asso ciation will attend. A low condition of health Is common with many who allow themselves to worry. Mental anguish causes bodily suffering*. Anxiety aud care have broken down many constitutions. A train of disorders usually follows mental distress. Heart affections, nervousne*’, sleeplessness, dyspepsia, liver complaint, kidney troubles, etc., are among the list. A sure remedy for relieving all mental and physical distress is Brown’s Iron Bitters. It at once strengthens every part of the body, making work a pleasure and care unknown. Mr. Jas. E. Clark, Wilson. N. C„ says: Have given Bradycrotlne a good trial for past eight months and it has never failed to give me relief if taken in time; besides it* effects are pleasant. LOCAL PERSONAL D. G. Gillen of Beaufort is here. B. F. Outland of Dover is in town. J. C. McWhorter of Augusta is here. J. F. Ogler of Danville is in the city. C. Bewick of Johnsonville is in town. J. G. Ferguson of Eden is in the city. E. H. Reed of Wayoross is in the City. O. A. Cowles of Atlanta is in the city. J. S. White of Live Oak is in the city. J. M. JohDgon of Graham is in the city. W. M. Tupper of Brunswick is in the city. G. W. Perkins of Tennille is in the city. James Kennedy of Charleston is in town. James 8. Middleton of Charleston is here. D. B. Paxton of Clinch Haven is in town. Charles W. Davis of Augusta is in the city. U. P. Wade, Esq., of Bylvania is in the city. J. B. Bteed of Atlanta is stopping in the city. John P. Thompson of Atlanta iB in the city. George L. Coake of Blackburg, S. C., is here. William A. Walker of New Orleans is in the city. John Morrison came up from Oak Hill yesterday. John Fisher of Maoon came down to the city yesterday. Joseph Ganahl, Esq., of Augusta, was in the city yesterday. Capt. L. Johnson of Waycross came up to the city yesterday. J. R. Martin of Taylor’s creek came up to Savannah yesterday. C. H. Wilcox and wife of Atlanta are guests of the Marshall house. James Parker and wife of Rocky Ford wero guests of the Screven yesterday. C. H. Beckwith, a prominent citizen of Glen more, spent yesterday in the city. R. A. Giles and J. T. Webb of Reidsrille are in the city, guests of tho Marshall. Mr. Steele McA. White has been re elected superintendent of the board of trade. R, A. Hancook, Charles E. Fox, and Thomas Peters of Atlanta are at the Pulaski. Theo M. Foley, manager of Springer opera house and alderman of Columbus, is spending some time in the city. Mason D. Briggs, assistant purser on the Chattahoochee for a number of years, was promoted yesterday to the pursership of the Dessoug. Gen. W. C. Whitthorne and wife, of Nashville, Tenn., who came to Savannah about three weeks ago in the hope of recu perating their health, returned yesterday much improved. They spent two weeks at the Savannah hospital. PRESBYTERIANS ON THE MOVE. Architect Preston to Prepare the Plans for the New Church. The building committee of the Independ ent Presbyterian congregation, of which Mr. John L. Hardee fis chairman, held a conference with Architect Preston yester day, and engaged his services to prepare plans for the reproduction of the old church. From pictures and architectural draw ings of the oIJ edifice before it burned, and by geometrical calculations, based on the remaining walls and tower, the architect will be able to reproduce the the structure exactly as it stood. The hight of the remaining portion of the tower has been ascertained to be 83 feet 8 inches. To the top of the clock dial it is 78 feet, and to the bottom of it, it is 68 feet. The hight of the spire was originally 233 feet. The new spire, Mr. Hardee said, will probably be metal. Mr. Preston will also make an examina tion of the ruins to see what portion of the walls and remaining material can be util ized. It is likely that the work of removing the walls will begin to-day or to-morrow. The architect will have the plans ready within three months, and estimates will then be received for rebuilding the church. It is possible the wall under the tower facing Bull street will be preserved as it was originally. Two New Superintendents. Mr. R. E. Cobb has been appointed super intendent of the Savannah and Tybee rail road, and took charge yesterday. Mr. Cobb has been for several years general manager of the Coast Line railroad. Mr. A. G. Drake has assumed the super intendonev of the Coast Line. He has been the assistant superintendent for the last two years. A Rare Opportunity. To those who contemplate matrimony I make tho following liberal offer: I will sell an ologant Bridal Trunk, the most complete and best made in the market, at 20 per cent, less than they can be bought else where. I also call attention to my stock of ladies’ club Traveling Bags, and gentlemen’s Gladstone Valises. E. MOYLE, Proprie tor Havannah Trunk Factory, 118j£ Broughton street. Easter Cards in Latest Design. Easter Cards, pretty and cheap. Eastar Cards and dainty booklets. Easter Cards from 8 cents to SB. Easter Cards, fringed, only 5 cents. Easter Cards in endless variety. M. T. TAYLOR, at L. & B. B. M. H. Would you exchange your pale cheeks for rosy ones! Johnson’s Tonic vitalizes the blood, en riches it. It has no equal as an appetizer. Try it and if not satifl ?d your money re funded. Cures every form of fevers. Trade supplied by J. T Shuptrine, & Bro., Savannah. Ga. David Dudley Field, who was oo of the spectators of the proceedings before tho Parnell commission, pronounces the speech of Sir Charles Russell the greatest forensic effort that he ever heard. FOR OTHER~ LOCAL SEE THIRD PAGE. DRY GOODS. HOSIERY DEPARTMENT. CROHAN & DOONEK, 137 BROUGHTON ST. 75 dozen Misses' Black and Colored Hose, in Plain and Ribbed, from bUto Smashes, at 250. a pair; regular prices from 35c. to 60c. a pair, ac cording to sizes 35 dozen MISSES' FAST BLACK RIBBED HOSE, Double Knees, from .35c, to J 1 a pair. 25 dozen Misses' Black aud Colored Klobed Lisle Thread Hose from 110 c. to }l a pair A full line of Children Fast Black and Solid Colored Half Hose from 25c. to 40c, a pair 50 dozen Ladies’ Fast Black and Solid Colored Hose at 45c.; no better goods sold at 40c SO dozen Ladies' Fa*t Black Hose. Ethiopian Dyes, will not crock, at 35c. and ,80c. a pair, A now line of line Black Lisle Thread and Black 811 k Hose from 50c. to $2 a pair. Gentlemen's Half Hose. 85 doian Gentlemen's Unbleached Seamless Half More at 15c. a pair. 20 dozen Gentlemen’s Solid Colored Half Hose, full regular made, at 17c. a pair 100 dozen Gentlemen'* Unbleached English anil Balbriggan Silk Clocked Half Hose at 25c. a pair; worth Si^c. 20 dozen Gentlemen'* Superfllne French H*lf Ho*e at 47c.: no better goods sold at 65c. 75 dozen Gentlemen's Stalnle-s Plain Black slid Ribbed Half Hose, absolutely fast and will uot soil the feet, at 25c., 42c. and 50c. a pair. CROHAN & DOO.NEK. mwwm. POWDER Absolutely Pure. Thto Powder never varies. A marvel of PnHt* Strength and Wholesomeness. More eoonomi! cal thaa the ordinary kinds, and cannot be anld in competition with the multitude of low tent short weight alum or phosphate powders owl only in cant. Royal Bakino Powder Oo liJ Wall street. New York. ’ lu * MIDDEN a b atess m. ti LOOKS LIKE A Mni lie. Just so. Our Bazar is abolished and the general conglomeration of bewilder ingly pretty things that once filled our First Floor Salesroom has vanished line the vision of a dream. Solid goods to the front. Goods that appeal to eye, ear and heart—superb Pianos and Organs—now fill our ground floor space, and the stranger entering our doors realizes at once that he is in a Music House, and no mistake about it. Ve: that's it. L. * B. S. M. H. is once more an EXCLUSIVE MUSIC HOI SE, dral. ing only in Pianos, Organs and Musical Mares, and devoting ail its time and energies to the Music Trade. Stationery and Fancy Goods slock moied to Knoxville, Tenn. Artists’ Material, Picture Frame and Art Goods business sold out to Mr. M. T. T\V LOR, who will temporarily occupy a small space in our store. Please remember, LCDDEN A BATES MUSIC HQPSg ARTIST MATERIAL^ PICTURE FRAMING. Picture Frames, Art Goods. Easter Cards, Art Pottery, Bric-a-brac, Engravings, Photographs, Views. Framed Pictures, Etc., Etc. Full stock. New Goods received weekly. Pictures Framed to Order. M. T. TAYLOR, At To. At B. 8. NT. IP, FURNITURE AND CARPETd. Housekeepers, Attention! We are now taking orders for upholstering Parlor Suits, renovating Mattresses, clean ing and storing Carpets, mak ing Slip Covers, etc. Awnings put up in ap proved styles. Our stock of Seasonable goods is complete. Special prices made for next few weeks, preparatory to stock taking. A. J. MILLER & CO., Furniture and Carpet Emporium. 11 M ■ ■■■;. ■ -1 LIGHTNING BOM THE m IMS Ml C Ngl 44 Barnard St, Savannah, Ga, 18 prepared to give estimates on the rodding of dwellings and public buildings with th best copper rods. Work guaranteed and refer i nees glvsn. Order* promptly attended to from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. VAN BMtaCHOT & BARNARD, Prop. _ DAVIS BROS. feter Cards aud Booklets. A CHOICE line of BOOKS and CARDS suita- JY ble for Easter Presents Subscribe to "THE OLD HOMESTEAD. " 50c. a year. Advertise in “The Old Homestead.’ Tho largest circulation of auy Urst class maga zine published at the South. Pianos tuned by skillful and reliable tuners. Pianos and Organs boxed, moved or shipped. The world-renowned Knabe Pianos. The celebrated Conover Bros. Pianos. The '‘People s choice," the Harrington Piano*. Tbe popular Story & Clark Organs. The world-wide known Kimball Organs. Mas. T. B FLOYD the 87th name drawn In Davis Bros.' Piano Club No. t. Let us give you an estimate on your next job of printiug. DAVIS BROS., 42, 44 and 46 Bull Street, SAVANNAH, - . . GEORGIA.