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ITS FIRST YEAR'S WORK.
THE Y. M. C. A. CELEBRATES ITS
The Anniversary Exercises at the Bap
tist Church- Addresses by Revs.
Christian and Rogan and Secretary
Gordon-President Miller’s Annual
The Young Men's Christian Association
celebrated its first anniversary Inst night.
The exercises were in the Baptist churn h.
The evening service in nearly all of the
churches was omitted on account of the
celebration nnd the church was crowded.
Although it is yet young, the association
has a strong organization, and it is doing au
The exercises wore very interesting. Rev.
Dr. Holmes, pastor of the church, Rev. J.
W. Rogan, of the First Presbyterian, and
Rev. T. T. Christian, of Trinity church,
occupied seats with President Miller. Dr.
Holmes offered the opening prayer. Revs.
Christian and Rogan spoke briefly of the
association's work—what it has accomp
lished, and the great field that lies before it.
THK PUKSIDKXT’S KErORT.
Tbe President’s report was a complete re
view of the year's work. The association
has been organized nearly a year and a half,
but this was its flint anniversary celebra
tion. Its rotul membership is 303—divided
Active members Ml
Associate members • I*B
Sustaining members SO
The gymnasium class has a membership
of 85. Forty-two gospel meetings were
held during the year, the average attendance
in winter being (57, and in summer 40. Six
young men united with the church through
the association. The training class had an
average attendance of six, and it aided
very much in developing association work
In closing his report the Presi
dent referred to the resignation of
General Secretary Prater, who is now
at Montgomery, Ala., and to the suc
cessful work which he accomplished. He
spokp also of his successor, Mr. Gordon, who
has just arrived and taken charge of the
* ITS FINANCIAL NEEDS.
Mr. Jam . Farie, Jr., submitted the
Treasurer's report. The association is on a
sound financial basis and is out of debt,
thougb with a very small balance in the
treasury. Mr Farie appealed to the asso
ciation’s friends for support. He asked for
$2. 400 to carry on the work another year,
and although a comparatively small portion
of that amount was raised, a large amount
has been pledged.
After the reports were all read President
Miller introduced General Secretary Gor
don, who spoke briefly in regard to associa
tion work. He urged the co-operation of
all Christian interests in beha'f of the
young men whom the association is seeking
to bring into thu Christian fo'd. The
speeches were all brief and to the point.
AN INTERESTING OCCASION.
One of the features of the exercises w-as
the singing by the Baptist church choir.
Aside from the opening and closing liyms
Mrs. Ida Waue sang the solo ‘'Not Half has
Ever Been Told.” The te deuin. “Wo
Praise thee, O God’' w-as sung by the quar
tette, Mrs. Wade and Miss Gustin and
Messrs. Readick and Frierson. The music
was especially fine. At the close of the ex
ercises a considerable sum was raised to
carry on the association work. The annual
business meeting w ill be held at the associa
tion rooms at 8 o’clock to-morrow night,
when anew board of directors and officers
will be elected.
REOPENED FOR WORSHIP.
Service Resumed in the Independent
The Independent Prebsyterian church,
which has been undergoing extensive im
provement since early in the summer, was
reopened for worship yes ten lay. There was
no formal opening service. Dr. Bacon
preached in the morning an appropriate
sermon from the text “Neither in this tem
ple cor at Jerusalem shall ye worship.” His
subject was the 1 Kristian temple. The Oid
Testament lesson v as from I. Kings vii., 51:
“So was ended all the work that King Solo
mon made for the house of the Isird. And
Solomon brought in the things which David
his father bad dedicated; even the silver,
and the gold, and the vessels, did he put
among the treasure- in the house of the
Lord.” The New Testament lesson was
Hebrew s viii., touching upon Chris's min
istry. The music by the choir, with Miss
Coburn organist, was admirably rendered.
The church w as well tilled at the morning
service, bur, at night the congregation was
small, owing to the Young Men’s Christian
Association exercises at the Baptist church.
One of the features of the evening service
was the singing of the anthem, “Como Unto
Me,” composed by Dr. Bacon, by a trio
from tbe choir. Just at the opening of the
service the electric lights in the church
went out and the congregation sat in dark
ness until the gas couid tic lighted.
\ description of the improvements which
the church Ims undergone, has already been
given in the Morning News. The interior,
although not vet complete, the organ not
lieing in position, is one of the handsomest
church interiors in the .South, The church
will be open continously now for service.
WILL NOT GO WITH THE SHIP.
What Will be Done With the Crew of
the Steamship Resolute?
There was some discussion yesterday over
the status of the crew of the Resolute since
the decision of the Naval Court. Some are
of the opinion that the crew cannot lie dis
charged, anil that if the seamen stick to the
ship she cannot take tiie damaged cotton,
but must carry them back. Capt. Reavely,
of the Resolute, says that what will bo done
in the i:aae rests with the owners, who have
been informed of what has occurred, but
they have authority to discharge the crew
ana hire another, in which case they must
pay the discharged men their wages
and give them transportation back
to England. Shipping Commissioner
Beckett says that the British law
uiion that point is that when a crew is dis
charged in a foreign port the owners must
pay them three months wages. A percent
age of the wages so paid goes to the English
government, which furnishes transportation
for the crew back to England. They must
be returned to an English port, for the cap
tains are required to account for every man
who may ship with them, and in order to
relieve himself of all responsibility l:e
usually, when a crew is discharged, pays
the three months' wages and turns them
over to the British Consul, who gives him a
clean receipt for them. The crew is still
firm, and the men say they will not go in
WITH AN ORDER FOR GETZE.
The Quaker City Lover Taken Back to
His Home by the Police.
Hergt. T. W. Gardiner, of the Philadel
phia police, arrived in the city yesterday
with a letter to Chief of Police Anderson.
He came for the purpose of taking to Phila
delphia A. W. Getsee, who was arrested by
order of his mother, when he hail set out to
follow and wreak his vengeance upon one
of the demi-monde who had deserted him.
Getase was very much subdued ly his throe
days in jail, and ho offered no resistance to
returning without a requisition. In fact, he
seemed anxious to go, because he wanted to
get out of jail, and then, too, he was broke,
and the vision of a place to sleep and three
square meals a day was an irresistible allure
ment when the Quaker City and his moth
er's home were called to remembrance. He
went back last night.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Hare and There by tbe
There were thr o arrests lor disorderly
There were “111 failures hi til** 1 nited
States reported to llradstreel's last week,
against 1!)5 in the preceding week, and 21(i,
I t's;, Sts and doll in the corresponding weeks
188(5, 18S5, Iss4 and Iks:;.
Numbei-s of people visited the ruins of
Mr. J. A. G. Carson's new house yesterday.
No clew has been obtained that will lead to
the discovery of the fire's origin. That it
was incendiary there is no doubt.
There was a variety of weather yesterday.
The day opened warm, clear and bright.
By noon the sky had clouded up and it
began to grow colder. By night mercury
was down to tin cold wave point. The in
dications for to day are slightly cooler, fol
lowed by warmer, fair weather, nnd light to
fresh northwesterly winds, brisk oil the
George E, Fownes, medallist, 184 Bark
Row, New York, has sent to the Morning
News samples of the “Cleveland” and “Jeff
Davis" souvenir medals, which ho has been
selling in Atlanta and Macon, and which lie
projioses to sell in Charleston this week.
The medallion on the Davis medal is the
best likeness of Mr. Davis that has ever been
made of that gentleman.
Rev. S. H. Robertson preached to the
three charitable societies of his congrega
tion at St. Phillip’s African Methodist Epis
copal church last night, the occasion being
the annual gathering together of the ilium
Iters of the societies, Rising Star Nos. 1,2
and J. The building was filled and the pas
tor discoursed at length upon charity. At
the conclusion the Kittrell Black Diamond
Quartette, of North Carolina, sang sacred
THE NEW PAVING LAW.
The City Considering What Streets it
Will Improve First.
The City Council Committee on Streets
and Lanes, will submit a report this week
recommending what streets shall lie paved
first under the new law. The matter was
brought before the Council at its last meet
ing by Alderman Thomas, and was referred
to the Street and Lane Committee to be re
lioited upon at the earliest practicable mo
ment. The paving of Congress street from
Drayton to West Broad has already been
decided upon, and this will lie the first work
The streets which the Committee has lieeu
considering are: River street, from West
Broad Pi Water street; Wadley street, from
River Pi Bay street, and Bay from Hav&n
nah and Ogeeeheo canal to Wadley street:
Liberty street, a width of thirty fisst. from
Wheaton to West Broad; Anderson, from
Drayton to Cemetery, a width of twenty
feet; New Houston, from Drayton to Whit
aker, a width of thirty feet: Broughton,
from Abercorn P> East Broad. Some of
these will probably lie paved with
gravwacke or granite blocks and others
The new law, which went into effect this
month, authorizes the city to require the
improvement, either for travel or drainage,
of any street or lane, which by a two-thirds
vote the Council may see fit to improve, and
to assess two-thirds of tbe cost of the work
on the real estate on each side of the street.
It requires street railroads to pave
the width of their track and two
feet on each side. The frontage
of intersecting streets, concerning which
there was so much trouble under the old
law, must be assessed as real estate
abutting upon the improved street.
The city is tbe owner of
these intersections, and possessing the same
rights as other real estate owners, mu t pay
from the City Treasury its prorata of the
cost of the work. Tuo law aLs i gives the
city the authority to renew or repair any
pavenient at the expense of the city nnd
the owners of the real estate allotting oil
the street and of the street railroads which
may run through it, one-third of the ex
pense to lie borne by tbe city and the other
two-thirds by the property owners, the
street railroad being required to renew or
repair the width of its track and two feet
o i each side.
The principal point of difference between
the old and new laws is the authority which
the city has to improve whatever streets it
sees fIL without asking the content of the
projierty owners. Under the old law it was
necessary for a majority of the property
owners to petition Council before the work
could be done.
CHARLESTON’S GALA WEEK.
The City by the Sea to Wear Holiday
Clothes this Week.
This is Charleston’s big week. The fall
festival will open to-day. The railroads
have been preparing for a rush of travel and
Savannah will send a big delegation. Tho
Charleston and Savannah Ba lway has
made a special rate of $2 30 for the round
trip. Tho people of Charleston promise no
end of amusement. There will ho horse
racing every day, and comic opera every
night. This afternoon there will lie Chinese
and Jajianose fireworks and boat and tub
races, and at night a concert,aquatic sports,
fireworks and processions. To-morrow the
Citadel Cadets will parade, and at night
there will be the grand Trades Display nnd
torch light procession. On Wednesday t here
will be excursions around the harbor, boat
racing and glass ball shooting. At night
there will lie fireworks jujain. On
Thursday there will be sailing races
in the harbor and glass ball shooting, and
at night fireworks. On Friday the St.
1/iuis and Chicago base ball chilis will play.
At night there will be the Venetian festival,
with fancy and grotesque fireworks and
the forts and other places in the harbor will
be illuminated. There will also be excur
sions to the phosphate works during the day.
On Saturday there will be another base ball
match, and boat racing between colored
men from the city and adjacent islands. At
night, there will be music on the Battery.
All through the week the stores and resi
dences of the people will be decorated, nnd
at night they will be illuminated.
Marion 8. Buckner Dead.
Mix Marion S. Buckner died at his residence,
No. 154 Hull street, at 9 o’ckick last even
ing, from consumption. He was 28 years
of age, a native of this city, and a son of
the late Capt. Buckner. He leaves several
brothers aud sisters to mourn his death.
Ho was a young man of excellent habits
and had a large circle of acquaintances.
Change in Schedule.
As will be seen by special noui e published
elsewhere, the popular steamer St. Nicholas
will, on and after to-day, leave her wharf,
foot of Linci In street, at 4 I*, m. . city time,
instead of ti p. m. , as heretofore. The steamer
leaves on Mondays and Thursdays for Doboy,
Darien, Brunswick and Fernandina, and
freight will be received till 8:30 r. M. on
days of sailing.
Rev. Dr. Axsou, who has been confined
by illness for some time is improving.
Miss Daisy Bacon, daughter of Rev. Dr.
li. YV. Bacon, has returned from an ex
tended visit North.
Mr. Donald Harper, of Rome, Ga., is on
a visit to Savannah. He is a son of Col.
Harper, of Rome, who owns one-third of
Ossabaw Island, one of the large sea islands
of this county, lying at the mouth of the
Dr. John Murray Carnochan, one of the
most eminent surgeons in this country, who
died iu New York last week, was a native
of Savannah. He was born here in 1817,
and was descended from Israel Putnam.
His father was a Scotchman, who was one
of the wealthiest planters in Georgia.
Offensive breath vanishes with the use of
Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Roniedv.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1887.
THE JACKSON-SCOTT SUIT.
Judge Emory Speer's Decision in an
Judge Speer has banded down his decis
ion upon the motion made by Gen. Henry
R. Jackson, trustee, iu tbe suit brought
against him by some of the heirs of William
J. Scott. The case was reported in the
Morning News last spring. In 1829, Scott,
who was a wealthy Englishman, having
business associations m Savannah, by bis
w ill appointed Wayne Anderson trustee to
carry out the following trust: To pay
dur ng their lives the income of equal
moieties of the testator’s estate to his two
daughters, Elizabeth McKenzie and Kez.iab
Scott Manson. These ilnughters were given
under the trust the right to designate by
their wilLs what individuals of their chil
dren should take the absolute title to the
inoities after their life estate had termin
The estate was very large and valuable,
and Mr. Anderson assumed the trust.
Shortly afterward the war broke out and
he invested a largo portion of the funds in
1 ’onfederate securities which perished on his
hands at the close of the war. Thereafter
Jackson, Lawton & Basinger, of Savannah,
filed a bill in the Circuit Court of the
United States to recover from Mr. Ander
son the money of the estate which had
lieen so invested, and they recovered over
$50,000 in money and large amounts of Cen
tra! railroad. Marine Bank and other stocks.
Mr. Anderson was removed from tiie
trusteeship and Gen. Jackson was appointed
in his place. Bending thu litigation there
appeared to be considerable unwillingness to
sue Mr. Anderson on the partof some of the
licneftciaries.one or more of them being reluc
tant to hold Mr. Anderson liable for invest
ments lost by the failure of tbe Southern
Confederacy. Mrs. Roland Hill Gor
don, who was Miss Manson, on her
marriage with Capt. Gordon, of the
British army, had executed a mar
riage settlement in which she re
linquished all right to her share of the es
tate except the income for her life, and con
veyed it to her children to be born of the
marriage. Trustees were appointed under
this marriage settlement, and they refused
absolutely to joiii in the suit, but Mrs.
Gordon, herself, joined individually, and,
being divorced from her husband, she mar
ried Col. Arthur Hare Vincent, command
ing the Seventh Dragoon Guards of the
The suit proceeded, and a decree was ren
dered against Mr. Anderson for a very large
sum, over SSO,U(K). which he paid to Gen.
Jackson, the new trustee. The latter trans
mitted by bills sterling on London, after de
ducting Solicitor’s fees, the corpus of Mrs.
Vincent’s moiety to her, omitting to con
sider the marriage settlement by which she
had surrendered this to her Gordon children.
After a time she died, and t ie children
have written to the trustee asking for their
share, which would, if their claim is valid,
amount to about one-fourth of the entire
estate. This gave the trustee very great
concern, as appeals by his letters set out in
the answer, and he claims that he has been
very badly treated.
The bill before the court was not filed bv
the Gordons, but by the Crombies through
their next friend, Frank A. D. Hancock, of
this city, they being infants. These legatees
claim a distinct moiety of the estate under
the will of Elizabeth McKenzie, who, it will
be remembered, had the power to designate
them as the absolute takers of her moiety
after her death. They sued Gen. Jackson
for their share, amounting to a very large
sum, in fact one-half of the entire estate.
Gen. Jackson’s answer aimed to show that
he has been the victim of a conspiracy to
compel him to pay the Gordons’ share twice
and he insisted that the Crombies should
not he allowed to proceed with their suit
until all the claimants under the Gordon
line shall be mode parties.
In [Hissing upon mo motion Judge Speer
said that the parties against whom the de
fendant desired the decree were not within
the jurisdiction of the court. The state
ments of the answer, upon which is based
the charge of a conspiracy entered into by
Dr. and Mrs. McKenzie, Col. Arthur Hare
Vincent and Mrs. Vincent, formerly Mis.
Gordon, and her two children, and their re
spective solicitors, to wrong the defendant
and compel him to pay twice the shares of
the Gordon children, are altogether incom
mensurate with the gravity of the accusa
tion. If, however, the averments of the
answer were ample for such purpose, ic
does not follow that a wrong inflicted upon
the defendants by tho Gordons or McKen
zies can equitably be compensated to him
from the estate of the Crombies.
THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE.
The Fall Meeting to be Held at Nash
ville To-Day. ,
The fall meeting of the Southern League
will be held at Nashville to-day. Among
the business to come up will be the consid
eration of applications for admission
next season, arrangements for continuing
the league, and the settlement of disputed
Perhaps the most important matter which
the league will have to deal with will be the
action of the New Orleans club in with
drawing their team from Charleston last
September. Savannah was made to pay a
heavy fine for similar conduct last year,
and it is claimed that the New Orleans club
should lie made to forfeit its franchise or
pay the fine provided in such cases. It is
also probable that application for their
franchise will be made by the Crescent
club of the same city.
CENTRAL’B NEW ROADMASTER.
The Louisville and Nashville Contrib
utes Another of Its Officials.
C. E. Marvin recently Supervisor of
Roadway on the Louisville aud Nash
ville railroad, with headquarters at
Henderson, Ky., has been apjiointed
Headmaster of the Main Stem Di
vision and branches of the Central to suc
ceed IV. M. Stevens who resigned recently
to go with President Raoul of the .Mexican
National. The headquarters of the Road
ma.ster will hereafter be Savannah instead
of Macon. Mr. Marvin arrived here on
Satnrdav, and at once assumed tne duties
of his office.
At Estill s.
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Consumption, Scrofula, General Debil
ity, Wasting Diseases of Children,
Chronic Coughs and Bronchitis, can be
cured by the use of Scott's Emulsion of Pure
Cod Liver Oil with Hypophosphites. Prom
inent physicians use it and testify to its
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cough with hemorrhage, loss of appetite,
emaciation, sleeplessness, etc. All of these
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Weisliein will inaugurate the opening of
his Baser, which takes place Saturday, by
a special sale of Towels at 10c., worth 25c.
Sale to last Saturday and Monday.
ON RAIL AND CROSSTIE.
Local and General Gossip in Railway
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
tho Port Royal and Augusta railroad will
be held in Augusta to-morrow.
Electricians say that tho main trouble
with electric motive power on railways has
been that the traction is not sufficient to
overcome rain, frost or sand on the rails.
A device to overcome this has now licen per
fected. It consists of an ap[>aratus for in
creasing the power when the motor is started
or when it li[is.
The contractors on the Columbus and
Western railroad extension have, in the
tunnel which they arc driving through the
mountains, encountered a nard granite
which retards their progress. They have
penetrated the mountain over 1,200 feet,
and the work movers steadily on.
The total earnings of the Pullman Palace
Car Company for the year ending July 81,
as shown by the report submitted at the
annual meeting last week, was $(5,440,931,
and the disbursements $4,530,884. New
contraets were concluded with seven rail
road companies. Tho mileage added to the
system was 8,804 miles, making the present
mileage 81,348. There aro now 122 cars un
der construction, which will cost $1,.50(5,884.
It was decided to increase the capital stock
25 per cent.
The extension of the East Alabama rail
road is progressing as rapidly as the means
at hand will permit. The trains now run
to Stroud’s, live miles this side of Roanoke.
In three weeks trains will lie running to
Roanoke. The superintendent said, a few
days ago, that it would lie built to Annis
ton at once. The only difficulty now is the
want of crossties. This road will strike the
Georgia Pacific and (he East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia, thus giving travelers
another route to Columbus.
Mr. J. C. Carpenter, of Carpenter, Grant
& Mundy, who started out last week to go
over the route of tho Savannah, Dublin and
Western Railway, with Messrs. Montgom
ery, McFarlin, Wallace S. Watt, the com
mittee representing the new consolidation,
returned yesterday. He left the party at
the end of tho graded section. Tin com
niittee went on to Dublin, aud they will
probably reach Macon Jo-morrow. All of the
gentlemen expressed themselves surprised
at the amount of work that has been done
and its character. They will submit a re
port as soon as they get over the entire
The Cedar Key Ou.'f View says that the
place has much to hope for from the sale of
the Florida Railway and Navigation road
which will take place on Nov. 7. ft is aid
that the Savannah, Florida and Western,
the Louisville and Nashville, and the Pied
mont, Air Line will be bidders. The Florida
Railwny and Navigation system would lie a
desirable property toeitherof them, If the
Louisville and Nashville gets it, the Savan
nah, Florida air! Western will very likely
build to Cedar Key from Branford. If the
Piedmont Air Line becomes the owner, the
same will be true, and if tbe Savannah,
Florida and Western gets it, the Louisville
and Nashville or Richmond Terminal will
build to Cedar Key.
The Financier reports a New York
scalper in railroad tickets as using the fol
lowing language to a reporter: “Time and
again, when a certain big trunk linerailrord
wanted money to show largo earnings be
cause the active directors were long of stock
and wanted the price sustained on the mar
ket, has the passenger agent been required
to fore* sale of tickets to increase gross
receipts, and he has applied to n
certain scalper 1 might name and handed
him a block of stamped tick
ets valued at SIO,OOO, or S2O,
000, or SIOO,OOO. These tickets would be
bought outright by the scalper at from 10 to
25 per cent, under the regular rates, the
scalper raising the money by putting the tick
ets upas security in the banks. There are a
dozen prominent banks in Boston, New York
and Chicago which have loaned hundreds of
thousands of dollars on railroad tickets. If
we scalpers should tell all we know we could
send half of the railroad officials to Canada,
smash any and all pooling arrangements,
knock the bottom out of some high priced
investment stocks, and raise a bigger flurry
in Wall street than did young Ives with the
Baltimore and Ohio fiasco. As to the Wes
tern roads, a lot of them are fly at the bus
Dr. Duncan’s Ordinance With Regard
to it Further Criticized.
Editor Morning Sews: It is proper for
me, in the opening of this article, to say in
an explanatory way, that neither my first
protest against the Duncan ordinance, nor
what 1 shall herein say, were animated by
any unkind feelings toward any member of
Council—no one realizing more truly than I,
that Council have, iu n somewhat blindfold
manner, made a move in the right direction,
but by a grievously wrong pathway. Their
intentions were good, but their conclusions
ill-advised and mistaken.
The Duncan ordinance requires every one
having a bathroom, or closet, or vault
within 300 feet of a sewer to connect with
the sewer bn March , 1889, “or the city” will
make such connection for him, and collect
the expease out of his property by levy, sale,
etc. How the city can make a law affecting
a lot within 300 feet of a sewer, and such a
law bo constitutional, passes my compre
hension. Laws to lie constitutional, must
operate on all alike: but here we have a so
called law for a lot within 300 feet of a sew
er and not for a lot 490 or 500 feet from it.
I should like to hear Mayor 1 ester's opinion
on the constitutionality of this ordinance, iu
relation to this point. The second grav e
objection to the ordinance is that Council
had no legal power or right to pass it, and
in a legal sense it is utterly null android.
The legislature of Georgia enacted a law
empowering the Mayor and Aldermen to
lay down a system of pipes for house drains,
in lanes where ianes existed, and in streets
or alleys where no lanes existed, and to
charge the expense pro rata on the lots
abutting the two side, of such lane, street
or alley, the cross street intersections alone
being chargeable to the city as a 1 icily. That
is, the tni rtv feet oi such central lane pipe
in South Broad lane, behind my resilience,
is chargeable to me and my neighbor across
the lane, whoso house fronts on Hull street.
If there is any clause permitting tiio City
Council to make me carry my drain pipe
any further than to the central lane house
drain liehind my iot I have never seen or
heard of it. And I don’t think Council
have either. Yet Council, in the Duncan
ordinance, claims the right to force the lot
owner to make a connection with a sewer
300 feet away (II instead of doing its own
legal duty under tiie law and laying down
the central lane piyie this3oo leet of distance
and assessing each one’s shares or t wentieth
part on each owner of 30 feet abutting.
My third objection to the Duncan ordi
nance is that, under appearance of doing
something, it postpones to a distant day the
doing of anything, and thus leaves the
present system of abominations in fertile
continuance of their deadly work. The or
dinance puts off doing ‘ anything until
March, 1889, and as spring then comes on,
tho excuse will be given tiiut it won't do to
“turn up the soil” in warm weather! So
there will be another postponement until
cold weather, or 1890, anil the word of
promise held to our ears will be broken to
our hopes. I do not wish to impute
to Council such motives, but cer
tainly the delay of three yeara
already in thinking of beginning, and the
further postponement of such beginning for
two or three years more, justifies ms in ask
ing Council what they really mean.
oly fourth objection to the Duncan ordi
nance is that the system continued by it
would cost the lot owners a half million
dollars and still be an abomination, whilst
the system created and provided for by
act or the Legislature, ana the only s stem
the Mayor and Aldermen have any ‘ legal
right to enforce, would scarcely cost one
fourth as much, and would lie at the same
time infinitely safer and more healthy.
My fifth objection to the Duncan ordi
nance is that it leaves out altogether any
provision for flushing and cleansing the
house drains, letting every man run on his
own hook, tearing or breaking his neigh
bor’s pipes in putting down his own; and
we have no way of ascertaining the danger
ous state of nifairs until the life of some
member of our family pays the penalty of
our negligence, and we are thus painfully
forced to investigation. How often is the
house drain laid lower in the soil than the
larger surface sewer, into which it is sup
possed to empty, so that, instead of the
sewer serving as an escape pipe for the
house drain, the sand washed from the
streets into the surface sewer eddies into
and chokes the house drain, so that its of
fensive contents cannot escape, a prolific
cause of much of the typhoid and typho
maiarial disorders so freqently present, es
pecially during the season just gone by.
The following details will more fully exhibit
the force of my objections to the Duncan
ordinance Leaving the legal and constitu
tional questions involved in the ordinance
to the more careful study of the lawyers, I
will take up and discuss the practical dif
ferences between its operation and the
operation of the system provided for by
legislative enactment —which latter is the
only ley a I system.
The average expense of making house
drain connections with the sewer is about
50c. per running foot for six-inch piping, or
$l5O for a connection with a sewer 300 foot
away from the 10t,525u ior one 500 feet away,
and SSOO for one 1,000 l'eet away. If I am
not mistaken there are some cases in the
city where an expense near the latter figure
lias been incurred by individual lot owners.
Now, has Council any right to let such a
state of affairs, such an enormous drain on
the lot owner .exist? Has Council any right
to leave its own duty unattended to, when
by its performance the tax-payer or lot
owner should lie able to obtain a better and
safer house-drain connection for sls to S2O
than he can now possibly obtain for SSO to
There are between Bull, Anderson, East
Rroad and West Broad streets, perhaps 5,000
dwellings, perhaps 5,000 or more half or
thirty feet lots. According to the Duncan
ordinance, each one must have a sewer con
nection and abolish its vault, each lot owner
on his own hook, whether it costs SSO or
$l5O. Where the short connection costs SSO
and the longer one $l5O, the average for
ten lots, thirty feet each, would be about
SIOO to each lot. SI,OOO to a block, and $'.2,000
to a double block—every lot owner connect
ing with the sewer , according to the lan
guage of the Duncan ordinance. Twenty
mto 5,000 goes 250 times; 505,000 houses at
the same average expense for sewer connec
tions would be mulcted in the sum of $500,-
000. It will be remembered that I am
leaving out every property oast of
East Broad, north of Bay, west of West
Broad and south of Andersor. streets, and
am confining myself to the section bounded
north by Bay street, south by Anderson,
east by East Broad, and west by West Broad
street. It is very true that the Duncan
ordinance does not propose to inflict this
enormous expense on the lot owners nil at
once, but only in detail. The aggregate,
however, will lie the same in the end, and
then we will have to pay more annn ally for
repairs than the whole system ought to cost
if property constructed.
Now there arc between Bay and Gaston,
East Broad and Liberty, six lanes, about
4,(XX) feet each in length. There are bo
tween Liberty and Gaston, Tattnall and
Price streets, four lanes, about 2,500 feet iu
length each. There are between Ne.v
Houston Anderson, West Broad and East
Broad streets three lanes, about 4,000 feet
each in length, and there are a number of
fractional lengths of lanes east and west of
the park and parade ground, west of Tatt
nall street and east of Price, beyond Liberty
street, if every portion was covered by a
uniform plat, it would be found that SO,OOO
running feet of drain pipe (the equivalent
of twenty lanes of 4,000 runuiug feet each)
would supply this territory. Now, if this
pipe (12-inch) cau be put down at
$1 a foot, that would be sso,ooo for
the whole, about one-sixth of which would
be chargeable to the city, and the bulk to
the lot owners. Each lot owner paying for
his share, or 5,000 lot owners paying about
$07,000, makes the expense to each indi
vidual lot owner about sl4. What lot
owner escapes with that amount now for
Lot us remember also that this system
can be so readily flushed that one man can
attend to the flushing for the entire city,
and we will see more, not only of the
economy of its cost, but of the economy < f
its operation. Just figure what we will
save in repairs alone!
Home people in Savannah are ignorant
enough to believe that the surface sewer
system and house drainage system may be
so intertwined as that each iu turn will
serve the purposes of the other. Never was
a graver mistake made. If the sand washed
into the surface sewers from the streets
were permitted to back up into the house
drains, we should constantly have
the latter choked up and their
deadly gases driven back upon our houses.
There is another serious general misappre
hension concerning the grade or fall neces
sary for a proper outflow of contents from
the house drain. If there were no flush, the
fall would be a very serious question; but
with the driving power of a flush, a pipe run
ning from West Broad to East Broad street,
with a fall of five feet, can be scoured from
end to end in five to ten minutes. Let any
one stand in front of a stream coming from
a hydrant, and he will get some idea of the
Now, sir, taking the Duncan ordinance as
its language necessarily implies, 1 have
shown that its cost will not only he enor
mous, but its work unsanitary, without the
cleansing power of it flush, totally depend
ent on the piddling streams oozing from
bathrooms and closets, and subject to all
manner of chokings and obstructions, ren
dering it simply an ever-expanding death
On the other hand, I have shown that
Council has the power to give us a compara
tively healthy system, free from the serious
objections involved in the application of the
Duncan ordinance, at one-fifth the expense,
and which will involve a minimum outlay
for repairs. Which wiil Council adopt?
()ne is legal, the other illegal; one practical
and economical, the other full of dangers
and abominations, besides lieing enormously
more expensive; one within our means anil
conducive to our health, the other destruc
tive to both. Again I say, which will
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There was a rumor afloat a few days ago
that this new street railway, which is to go
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Special indications for Georgia:
FAIR Slightly cooler, followed by w..ini
_____ cr, fair weather, light to fresh north
westerly winds, brisk on the coast.
Comparison of mean temperature at Savan
nah, Oct. 30 1887, and the meau of same day for
fifteen years. _
Departure I Total
Mean Temperature from the Departure
Mean | Since
for 15 years Oct. 30, ’B7. -or Jan. 1,1887.
56~0 j 55 0 ! —ll.O | - 542.0
Comparative rainfall statemovt:
„ | Departure I Total
Mean Daily Amount f rom the ■ Departure
Amount fori for Mean j Since
lb V cars. | Oct. .JO, 87.! or _ !, [an u IWi
| 0? | -- 12 | -11.06
Maximum temperature 62. minimum tern
The height of the river at Augusta at
1:33 o’clock p. m. yesterday (Augusta time)
was 8.8 feet—a tall of 1.5 during the past
Cotton Region Bulletin for 34 hours end
ing Op. m., Oct. SO 1887. 75th Meridian
V Max.! Min. Rain-
N Temp Temp f *lL
1. Atlanta 10 <lO 40 | .18
2. Augusta 11 02 44 111
3. Charleston 0 64 00 j .04
4. Galveston 18 72 40 . .00
6. Little Rock 9 02 36 .00
6. Memphis 18 58 34 I .00
7. Mobile 8 00 43 j .00
8. Montgomery 5 02 40 ; .00
9. New Orleans 8 04 42 j .00
10. Savannah 12 64 50 j .02
11. Vicksburg 4 06 43 j T*
12. Wilmington 8 58 46 j2B
Averages I i I •
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
Observations taken at the same moment
of time at ail stations.
Savannah. Oct. 30, 3:36 p. m.. city time.
Portland SUN 1.. I— | Cloudy.
Boston 34 WV (Fair.
Block Island 41N EL.I—; Fair.
New York city ... tty X ..j (Cloidy.
Philadelphia 36 v 1.. Clear.
Detroit 31 W (Cloudy.
Fort Buford 48 W j...... Clear.
St. Vincent 48 Wl. ,| Clear.
Washington city..; 31; N L.j Clear.
Norfolk 50 NE 22 12 Cloudy.
Charlotte 33 N I 8 .88 R fining.
Titusville 58| W | 8 >. leaf.
Wilmington 52 X Eli —lCloudy.
Charleston 48.XW 12; ...‘Cloudy.
Augusta 41 N 2 .02 Cloudy.
Savannah 48 XW 12 —d 'dy.
Jacksonville 50 XW 8 ... Clear.
Cedar Keys 48XW22(... Clear.
Key West 74|XW 22 T* Fair.
Atlanta 38.XW if Chur.
Pensacola 46 \’W! Clear.
Mobile.... 42 N j 8;.... Clear.
Montgomery .... 40j X 10 ..(Clear.
Vicksburg 40| X 1 | Clear.
Now Orleans 48; N ;14 Clear.
Shreveport 40 . ..(Clear.
Fort Smith | 44jNWi (Clear.
Galveston | 58 X 6 • l->nr.
Corpus Christi M N Clear.
Palestine 52 N 6... . .ear.
BrowneaviUs 56 N . .... 'ear.
RioGramle 58 X F iir.
Knoxville 38 N Clear.
Memphis 40 NWj. Clear.
Nashville 36NiV( (Clear.
Indianapolis 34: N I—'Clear.
Cincinnati 36; j I Clear.
Pittsburg 30 N I. —I clear.
Buffalo aslßWl.. .... Clear.
Cleveland 28 S ..! (clear.
Marquette 40 XW Clear.
Chicago 36 SW Clear.
Duluth 44 SW Clear.
St. Paul 40 | Fail'.
Davenport 30 SW .. .... Clear.
Cairo 40.X E ..; .Clear.
St. Louis 40(5Wj..;.... Clear.
Leavenworth... 46 S Clear.
Omaha 54 SW- Clear.
Yanktoir ! 50W ..!.. Clear.
Bismarck I 50; W ’lear.
Deadwood 41 W Clear.
Cheyenne 44(NW .. .. (Clear.
North Platte 48 W .( ... Clear.
Dodge City 54 SW . (Clea-.
Santa Fe | 46|NWi.,| (Clear.
*T denotes trace of rainfall.
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