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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.

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