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ASSAULTED, THEN OUTRAGED.
BIOOMIX.DALe AROrSKD BV TOM
MISSION OF % \ % AIRLESS C RIME.
Alien Brook*, n Negro, Criminally
A**aultr<l Mr*. F. W. Hurt, a Young
Married Woman NVlio Haw the Re-
Npeet of All Who Know Her—Her
AnnaHnnl E**raped and No New* of
II i< Cap (are Ha* Been Received.
tloincH \r* Deserted and Men of
th* Neighborhood Are Semiring Ibe
Connt"> in Quest of the Ravhher.
A dastardly outrage was committed
near the lfttle town of Kloomingdale,
twelve miles from the city, on the Cen
tral Railway, yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. F. W. Hart was assaulted by a ne
gro, Allen Brooks, overpowered and forc
ed to submit herself to his lust.
The country in the neighborhood of
Bloomingdale is stirred up o the wildest
possible pitch of excitement. Every home
has yielded up its male protectors, who
are scouring the woods in pursuit of the
The story of the assault is sufficient to
arouse a thrill of indignant protest, and
denunciation In <he most callous and In-
different breast and to still in its utter
ance any ordinary appeal for wisdom or
moderation. There are men in the vicin
ity who counsel the part that is of course
that of wisdom, but they are in mi
nori<y. It will ill betide Brooks should he
fall into the hands of the husbands, fath
ers, brothers and sons who feel that they
have their own womankind to protect as
well as a fiendish crime to punish.
Mrs. Harr has the respect of every per
eon in the little community'in which she
and her husband live. Their home is not
in the village itself, but some distance
out on the road to Pooler. is young,
and her j>ersonal attractions but served
to expose her to the desire of the criminal
by whom she was assaulted. Mrs. Hart
spent the day with a neighbor, and in the
late afternoon was returning to her home.
At a lonely spot along the road she whs
met by Brooks, who had evidently been
expecting and awaiting her coming. Be
fore she had time to realize his presence
he was upc#n her, and thrown her to the
ground. He left her weeping and pros
trate, half dead with shame, and as he left
threw back his curses, threatening the
life of her husband and swearing he would
kill him on sight.
Mrs. Hart made her wav to her home
and the alarm was given. Within an hour
the entire neighborhood was aroused, end
as the news spread armed men began
coming in. The entire male population,
forming into groups and posses, endeavor
ing to cut off every available avenue of
escape, srarted a hunt for the fugitive.
The start he had obtained gave him an
advantage it was difficult to overcome,
and late into the night the searching: par
ties had searched in vain. About 9:?0
o’clock Mr. George H. Miller telegraphed
Sheriff Sweeny the facts of the crime and
urged him to send men and dogs by the
Central train. The sheriff wired back that
dogs could not be obtained, but that ary
number of men in reason could and would
be dispatched at once.
In the meantime Mr. Miller reached the
city over the Georgia and Alabama and
bad a conference with the sheriff. Mr.
Miller himself knew little of the details of
the crime, as he had only heard of it up
on his return home from the city, whpro
his office is located, and in the excit <!
state of the people could learn but few
facts. After consulting with Sheriff
Sweeny it was deckled that it would be un
necessary to send men if dogs could not
be procured, os it would be little use to
continue the hunt, without dogs, in th
dark. Mr. Miller, having missed the
Central train, returned to Bloomingdale on
on outgoing freight train.
Bands of armed men are patrolling the
roads and the banks of the river, and it is
thought that Brooks’ chances to escape the
cordon by which he is surrounded are cut
off. To-day the circle will be contracted
and it is expec'ted that he will be cap
tured. Should this happened it is too much
to think that, in the state of the mind of
this pursuers anything but swift punish
ment will be meted out.
Brocks bears a bad reputation and but
a Fhort while ago was under arrest for
the commission of a iike crime to that for
which he is now sought. He was charged
then with having committed a criminal
assault upon a negro woman, living in
the vicinity of Fooler. He is of medium
hight and weight, weighing about 15)
pounds, and of a ginger cake colcr. He is
eaid to be about 25 years old.
Sheriff Sweeny will send a posse or go
himself to the scene cf the crime to-day,
for the purpo • < f enforcing law and or
der, and if possible, saving the fugitive,
if he is captured. It may be that during
the night one of the bands of man hunt
ers have found Brcoks and wreaked a
summary vengeance upon him. The tele
graph offices at Bloomingdale and Pooler
closed at 9 o'clock, and no news was re
ceived after Mr. Miller returned there.
XO MORE STITE VACCIXE.
Governor < nmllcr Say* soo Point* is
• lie Limit.
Mayor Myers decided yesterday not to
make further requisition upon the Gover
nor for vaccine points. There are just 480
points in the consignment recently re
ceived from the Governor, or about enoug.r
to last the eitv physicians a dry, .-.nd
Health Officer Brunner was preparing to
ask for more. Tite Mayor did not make the
requisition, however, because of a letter
received by Judge Kerri.l of the Ordinary's
Court from Gov. Candler and turned over
to the Mayor.
In this letter Gov. Candler stages that it
is not the pulley of the state to furnish
more than iso jKdnte to any one coun y.
the records of the executive office shoe
ing that this is the largest number ever
furnished to a single county. He conclude,
that the Intention of the law is that tite
Governor shall eupply vaccine points on
requisition of the ordinaries or the cam
ties for emergency us. h only, urnil the
counity can secure sufficient supplies tor
its needs from other sources. An opinion
10 this effect from Attorney Oenetal Ter
rell, to whom the matter hud been re
ferred by the Governor, was enclo.-cd.
Mayor Myers, in spoking of the matter,
said he did not question the correctness of
the view of the law taken by the Governor
and Attorney General, but stid that he
didn’t think It proper that a county of mj .
OCO population should tie placed upon t e
same footing as one < f 10,Otto or less.
WILL HAVE A I'HI/.E IIHII.L.
Oglethorpe* Will Execute tile Man
ual ut the Guard*' Hall,
The Oglethorpe Light Infantry will give
o ‘prize drill at the Guards’ Hall oil < r
about May 28. The announcement was
made to the comp ny at Its meeting last
night by Cain. G. A. Gordon. The mem
bers of the command are Interested In Hip
event and will do some hard work in prep
Two prizes will be drilled fo'. To the
besl drilled man. as show n by die result"
*1(1 and the Company nodal to be worn for
one your, will | M . awarded. To the second
beat man V> Will be awan|el.
Always said that Crab Orchard Water
Utmikl cure mott diseases than any on.
Bgjdy lte had ever used-ad.
AN AD.II ST.MENT IN SIGHT.
Agreement Likely to He llcnclied In
I nlon lb-pot Matter.
The Union Depot Committee of Council
will hold another conference with the rep
resentatives of the railroads Thursday
afternoon. The reply of the railroads to
the terms offered hy the city, which was
received recently, shows that the differ
ences existing l*-tween the city and the
rail roads are considerable. It is hoped,
however, that he conference will bring
n?sout an adjustment of these differences
by the aid of mutual concessions.
One of the main points of difference is
the requirement on the part of the city
tha: one or more avenues should he left
open across the railroad property for the
convenience of the citizens in that sec
tion, and also for the benefit of the fir *
department in responding to fires. The
city may yield this point as the raiiroad
people have shown that it would be very
difficult for them to comply with this re
quirement. It is understood to he the in
tention of the milroids to sink the tracks
entering the <i+iot. though not sufficient
ly <0 enable the streets to pass over them.
To do this would cause a very Awkward
descent to the ground floor of the depot,
while on the other hand, to elevate the
tracks above the streets would place
them considerably obove the street level.
To grant the petition of the railroads
may result In shutting the northern pc ■-
Men of Robertsville in sort of
between the Union s depot and Central
Rai rood properties in the shape of a tri
angle with a narrow' mouth at West
Rroad Stewart and Sims streets
converge just north of rfie Union depot
property, however, and Jones street would
remain open just a block further north,
so that the residents norrh of the depot
would still have ample access to the main
portion of the city hy way of West Broad,
though they would he shut off from their
present neighbors on ehe south.
A member of the committee, in speaking
of the matter, said that whHe to permit
the railroads to carry out their plans
would result In some inconvenience, the
committee would probably view the mas
ter in Ihe that the disadvantages
would he outweighed hy the advantage of
possessing a union depot. A compromise
will also doubtless he reached as to the
t rim to he paid hy the rail roods for lands
in that vicinity, now owned by the city.
S%MK MAYOR AAD COUNCIL.
Were Chosen hy Tybec Citizens nt
The election for municipal officers at
Tvbee yesterday resulted in the citizens
again choosing Mayor J. G. Butler, and
the following Board of Councilmen:
Messrs. R. P. Lovell, Henry Blun, Henry
Solomon, J. M. Dixon. G. M. Rvals and
The voting was at the town hall, and
the election was managed by Messrs.
Robert Hunter, James Noble and George
Wortham The polls were open from 10
until 4 o'clock. A considerable* number of
votes were polled, many going down from
the city r to vote. Refreshments were serv
ed, ‘and the day on the island w r as enjoy
ed as a sort of outing by those from the
All hut two of the gentlemen elected
have served the town for ten years as of
fieers Mr. A. C. UlmeT was the first Mav
or and served for a term and a half. He
was drowned in the storm of 1593 on
Hutchinson's Is’and. and Mr. Butler suc
ceeded him as the head of the municipal
ity. Messrs. James Furber and Harry
rowan dropped off the Board of Council
men. and their places were taken by' Mr.
Dixon and Maj. Ryals.
AI.D. lIOH RIGAN SWORN IN.
Alderman Wells Made Chairman of
Street Opening Committee.
Mr. J. J. Horrigan. the new city father,
appeared at the City Exchange yesterday
and rook the oath of office, which was ad
ministered by Clerk of Council W. P.
Bailey. Mr. Horiigan will attend his first
meetirg of Council In an official capacity
At the meeting to-morrow night Mayor
Myers will announce his rearrangement
of the committees of Council made neoes
scry by the resignation of Mr. J. P. Wil
liams and the election of Mr. Horrigan.
Alderman Wells will lie made chairman
of the Committee rn City Lots and Op n
ing Streets, as well as succeeding Mr. Wil
liams as vire chairman of Council, and
as a member of ihe special Committee on
Union Depot. Mr. Wells Is now chairman
cf the Committee on Harbor and Wharves
which position will doubtless be assigned
to the new member, unless some of the
other aldermen should desire to change
their chairmanships, the older members of
the board usually being given precedence
in such matte:s.
PEACHES NOT INJURED.
Central’s Reports Indicate That the
Reports received by the officials of the
Central Hallrond Indicate that peaches
were not hurt by the cold snap of Satur
day and Sunday nights. Mr. John M.
Egan, vice president, said yesterday that
the report* indicate that the lowest tem
perature reached anywhere in the peach
belt was 37 degrees. That wa* on Satur
day night. The next night the lowest
temperature was 39 degrees. That was
not cold enough to injure the prospect for
a big crop.
Officials of all lines that traverse a fruit
or vegetable section arc anxiously looking
out for cold weather. They would rather
see almost anything than a freeze now.
Until the full moon In April has come they
will not feel safe, as those who are weath
er wise say warmth may not he rcdltd tue
on to continue until after Hint phaz- has
DEATH OF JAMES J. GREENLAW.
ills Funeral AVIII Take Place This
Mr. James J. Greenlaw, an old and es
teemed resident of Savannah, <ll. and yester
day afternoon itt th** Svvvannah Hospital.
Mr. Greenlaw was for years an engin
eer on the Central Railroad and was well
and favorably known by many older citi
zens. For. some years he had been unable
10 work, and hd been under the care of
the physicians at the hospital for some
moil l hs. He was confined to his he 1 onlv
n few days, bu* hi* decline was rapid ail I
few of hi* friends were aware that the end
was so near. ,
MV. Greenlaw was a man of kindly dis
position, and of generous impulses. Ho
w 1 s held in high <steem by his aw ales.
For year* he had been a member of De-
Kalb Lodge of Odd Follow* ard Zerrub <-
bel Isodgc of Masons. These orders will at
tend the funeral this afternoon.
"There ls no liliie enemy/' Little Im
purities If) the biood arc sources of great
danger and should l>e expelled by Hood's
Easter Millinery Sales.
Anything you sic advertised In this is
sue In the millinery line hy others than
K/ouskuff’s can l> • found at Krouskuff's
iit 25 per cent of w hat they ask. Hi e
Krouskoff’s millinery bulletins of price*,
which are from :.i to 50 per cent, lower
11 an nth re Knai.k ff s no*, lal millinery
sale commerced yesterday: will Pc for
iWtcen da>. Kriunliofl's.-ttd.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1900.
DETECTIVES ON THE RACK.
UNITE!) STATES GR AND JI HY IX-
A ESTIM ATING OCILLA ROBBER V.
In the I ourwe of the Evidence
Against Belmont. Nel*nn unl Perry
i he (blind Juror* Deaireri to Learn
the I’nrt Played hy Savannah I>e
tectlve* In the A pprehenalon of
the M**n—Ofllelnl Conduct of Detec
tive* AAetlierhorn. Scully, Barrett
and Shcn the Snbject of InveMign
tion—No Action A et Taken and In
dictment* Again*! Detective* Not
Likely to Renult.
The United States grand Jury that as
s ml 1 i yesterday morning spent the
great* r part of Us morning and the w hole
of its aiternoon session in the investiga
tion of the connection of Detectives Weih
erhorn, Scully, Barrett and Shea, with
the Ocil a safe blowers, Be’mont, Nelson
When court convened the grand Jury
men were all present and responded to
their names. Judge Speer delivered no
extensive charge, but in a few words com
mitted the jurors to the care of Assistant
District Attorney Dcaken and the dis
charge of thdr duty. Then the grand Jury
retired, it is made up as follows: John
J. McDonough, foreman, Wright Hunter,
clerk, Philip Y. Giles, Ernest A. Armand,
W. R. Browne, Harry S. Dreeso, J. H.
Davidson, F. F. Jones, James McGrath,
Geo.ge S. Haines, John P. Cason, W. T.
Hopkins, Charles E. Stubs, G. Bourquin,
R. H. Polk. Harry Eehwald, Sidney P.
Goodwin, Henry Bartlett, James T. Bhup
trine aid William O. Ketchum.
As soon as the jury room was
reached the case of Harry Belmont,
Harry Nelson and John Perry,
charged with breaking and en
tering the postoffice at Ocilla,
Ga. f and stealing therefrom money
and stamps belonging to the gov
ernment, was called, and witnesses be
gan to be introduced and examined. In
the course of the examination it became
apparent that the Savannah detective
force had been on rather intimate terms
with the safe-blower<* after their arrest,
had taken trips from the station house
In their company, fix>m one of which Be
-and Nelson returned very much
the worse for wear, and that since their
incarceration in the county jail upon a
commitment from United States Commis
sioner Lewis their meals had been fur
nished from a restaurant in the vicinity
at the expensive of the detective force,
or some of its members.
No Indictments were returned by the
grand jury during the day, but it is taken
to be a matter of course that true bills
will be returned against Belmont, Perry
and Nelson probably when court convenes
this morning. Belmont and Perry have
confessed their guilt, and though they re
pudiate the acquaintance of Perry, the
evidence for the government is sufficiently
Ftrong tp warrant the return of a true bill
of indictment against him, even if it will
not suffice to secure a conviction. It ie
even thought that it will serve to ac
complish this end. Pert-y is a one-legged
individual, who was captured near the
town where the robbery of the postoffice
was committed. Belmont and Nelson, it
will be remembered, were landed here.
The evidence against the detectives
does not seem to show them
guilty of any criminal offense. That is, io
far as it has leaked out from the jury
loom. The suspicion directed against
them arises from the failure either to re
cover or to explain the whereabouts of
about SIOO worth of stolen stamps, taken
in connection with a visit paid by Detec
tives Scully, Barrett and Shea and the
safe-blowers, Belmont and Nelson, C>
Reilly’s bar. the incidents of that trip and
the attentions the safe blowers have re
ceived at the hands of the detective force.
At the time of this vie4i Belmont an 1
Nelson were confined at the police station'
house. The detectives obtained from*
Superintendent Screven his peimission to
have them photographed, and the party
started out, presumably with this inten
On the way from the photograph gallery
back to the station house, though, a rath
er circuitous mute was taken and the de
tectives and their prisoners stopped at
Reilly’s bar. on Bryan st:eet. In the
meantime the safe blowers had been com
fortably accommodated with a drink or
two and were feeling their oats. It is in
evidence that at Reilly’s one of the safe
blowers fished up a package from behind a
whisky barrel, where he had concealed it
before his arrest.
About the contents of this package
there seems to be some difference of
opinion. Detective Shea’s recollection
has it that all It contained was a soiled
undershirt, while Detective Scully is
equally positive that It was a revolver
that the wrapper concealed. From Reilly’s
the line of march was resumed, and when
ttte prisoners were finally returned to
their cells at the station house it is said
that they were in a remarkably jovial
and light-spirited condition, that seemed
to have derived some of its glamour from
the cup that cheers.
Detective Wetherhorn’s share in the
suspicion that seems in free circulation in
the grand jury room springs from the
fact, admitted by himself, that he pur
chased from the prisoners four revolvers
at a total cost of $5. The contention of
the government is that as these revolvers
were certainly purchased by Bel
mont and Perry with the proceeds of their
robbery of the Ocilla postoffice and as this
fact must have certainly been known
to the detective, it was not exactly right
that he should have bought or retained
the revolvers, but should rather have as
sisted in seeing to it that Ihe weapons
were turned over to the proper authori
Detectives Scully and Bhea say (hat
since Belmont and Perry's confinement in
jail they have been having the prisoners’
meals sent them from Taylor and Tous
saint’s restaurants, nt a cost of $1.25 per
day. Two meals a day nre furnished each
of (he men from 4he restaurant, and the
detectives foot the bills. They explain
this by saying that they expect to reim
burse themselves for this outlay from
the rewards they will receive from the
government for the apprehension of Bel
mont and Perry.
These are the facts that came out In
the hearing before the grand Jury. It
seems unlikely that they will result In
the find of nn Indictment against any one
of the detectives, bu 4 it may well he that
upon them will be based some action ex
ptesslve of the grand Jury’s disapproval
of the manner in which the detectives
have acted, and. so far as relates to the
meals furnished the prisoners in Jail, nre
still acting. The hearing will be con
tinued to-day. and l is possible that some
report will bo made to the court before
the recess Is taken at 2 o'clock.
Be ause ot the'r actions in this matter
of the Ocilla safe blowers, Detectives
Scully and Barrett were reduced from de
tectives to patrol duly and suffered a cor
responding decrease of pay,Detective Sh* a
was reprimanded by the superintendent.
1 Is understood that the detective* look
upton the matter somewhat in the light of
a political or factional persecution. Their
contention is that they fraternized
with the safe blowers for Ihe purpose of
recovering the money and siainrs they
had stolen and obtaining from them the
detail, of the commission of ihe crime
The grand Jury is [iizzlcd to roc n SI. this
evi lanatlrn with the continuance of th,.
restaurant meals that are aiding to chr r
ihn imprisonment of Belluont anti Nelson,
PEOPLES’ SAVINGS AND LOAN.
The Coiiipnn>’s Annunl Reports anil
Election of Officers.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the People’s Savings and Loan Com
pany was held at Metropolitan Hall last
night. Mr. E. W. Cubbedge was elected
chairman and Mr. Isaac Beckett secre
tary. A quorum being present the re
port of the president, Mr. C. H. Dorsett,
was read, as follows:
The rules of cur company require an an
nual re, ort from the president. You have
been furnished through the mail, with a
copy of the treasurer’s annual report Th's
report and the books and securities of
the company have been examined by a
committee from the board. They report the
b-oks correctly and carefully kept. Our
loans are well seemed, and in the judg
ment of your president, the affairs of the
company have never before been in such
a prosperous condition. During the most
of the year the entire capital has been
emp oyed, ard we have been able to pay
the usual dividend of € per cent., besides
adding a small amount to the reserve.
This reserve now amounts to $15,013.72,
which Is equal to about $12.37 per share.
It is gratifying to know that our stock
is in demand at a premium, and that it is
classed among the desirable investments
of the city. Durirg the year some sales
have been made at satisfactory prices,
from the investments of real estate made
some years ago. This policy will be con
tinued until it is all sold.
The stockholders are again reminded
that we operate a savings department,
paying 4 per cent, per annum on deposits.
The hoard would be glad to have the as
sistance of the stockholders in building
up this department so as to make It a
source of greater revenue. It is a pleasure
to tistify to the promptness and interest
manifested in the business of the com
pany by every director and officer."
The treasurer's report is as follows:
Loans $139,463 00
Securities 3,740 02
Investments 39.772 07
Furniture and fixtures 200 00
Cash balance 5,012 80
* $188,187 89
Capital stock $120,000 00
Undivided profits 15.013 72
Savings department 49,154 17
Unclaimed dividends 420 00
March dividends 3,600 00
The election of directors resulted in the
re-election of the former board, and that
body met after the adjournment of the
stockholders and re-elected the officers
who have served the company for several
years. The board and officers ate as fol
President—C. H. Dorsett.
Vice President—James H. Furber.
Treasurer—E. L. Hackett.
Directors—C. H. Dorsett, J. H. Esiill, C.
F. Law, Isaac Beckett, J.,H. Furber, W.
D. Simkins, W. J. Harty, Jr., E. L. Haek
ett, U. H. McLaws.
The showing made hy the company is
considered very flattering to its board of
directors, and places it among the substan
tial institutions of the city. The report
shows its stock to be worth $112.50 per
share on the books of the company. The
company, in addition to lending money on
read estate and assisting in home-getting,
encourages savings by accepting small de
posits in its savings department upon
which it pays 4 percent, per annum.
YOI'XO MEN or WALI, STREET,
Npssr*. Overton nml Tlinrna* 11. I’alne
Are in ttie City,
The young stock broker whose name
figured so prominently in the papers some
mcnths ago as having made a pretty pen
ny out of Brooklyn Rapid Transit i3 in
the city. He Ls Overton Paine, who for
merly lived in Savannah. He and his
brother, Mr. Thomas B. Paine, and Mr.
Sr S. Schuyler are on their way to Flor
ida. They will spend a couple of weeks at
Palm Beach and then go back to New
Mr. Thomas Paine is well known in Sa
vannah. He was a social favorite during
the year or more that he resided here.
Two years ago he left Savannah for Bir
mingham, where he remained for a while.
From that city he went to Now Orleans
and iheiiceto New York, where it is prob
able he will remain, as he, Mr. Overton
Paine and Mr. Schuyler will establish a
eo-rartnersh'p in the brokerage business
at No. 7 Wall s'rret. on May 1. It is
probable the firm will be styled "Paine,
Schuyler & Cos." Mr. Schuyler is a mem
ber of the Stock Exchange.
The gentlemen chattrd pleasantly with
a representative of ihe Morning News.Mr.
Overton Paine found opportunity to con
tradict a report that h s typewriter ha 1
been accustomed to transact business for
him, saying that there was nothing in th
Stoiy of her having fil ed out a check he
had signed and investing luckily in his
NOT HEAVY ENOUGH TO KILL,
Frost Did Little Damage on Trnrk
There was a light frost in the city and
in the surrounding country yesterday
morning, though It was rot heavy enough
to do much damage.
Several truck farmers had taken th
precaution the day before when, the first
prediction hod been made to throw a light
furrow of earth around such plants as
might be damaged, but even without this
safeguard the frost woe too light to h.iVfc
hurt the plants to any extent.
The maximum temperature during ihe
day was 67 degrees, and the minimum. 14.
The state forecast for to-day is for fair
weather, and the same may he expected for
to-morrow. Fresh south winds will pre
DEATH OF MRS. CAROLINE Ml I.LEH.
She Was till Tears and a Native of
Mrs. Caroline Muller died yesterday af
ternoon at No. 810 Montgomery street,
after a long illness, from asthma. Mrs.
Muller was 80 years old. She was a na
tive of Dresden, Germany, hut had been
a resident of Savannah for about forty
years. Bho leaves a sister, one son nml
two daughters to mourn her loss. Her
husband died twenty-five years ago. Mrs.
Muller was in the truck gardening busi
ness west of tile city for a number of
year*. Her funeral wili occur from her
late residence at 3:30 o’clock this after
noon. The Interment will be In the Ca
CITY UK EY ITIEH.
The I.adics Auxiliary of the Young
Men * Christian Association will hold a
rmellng tills morning at 11 o’clock in (lie
parlors of Ihe association. It Is to be a
meeting if Importance and a full attend
anee la desired by th* pr sldent.
Cook * Imperial Extra Dry Champagne
Is splendid to entertain your friends.
Its iiouquvt and delkioua taste H unriv*
GARFUNKELS GOT THE JOB.
HIT OTHER HinnERS FOR FIRE
UNIFORMS ARE SORE.
Claimed That the Garfunkels Get
All the Good Thing* From the Ad
miitlatratfon and 'lade Remark*
Abont "Mayor Garfnnkel" and the
"Garfunkel Collar"—A Lively Con
tra, eray Before the Committee
Followed by a Still Livelier One
Outside—There Were Four Bids ot
" liicli Garfonkel A Sons Was the
The contract for furnishing the sum
mer uniforms for the fire department was
awarded yesterday to Garfunkel & Sons
as the lowest bidders. This was not done,
however, until after some spirited discus
sion before the committee, followed by
still further lively discussion after the
award was made.
The suet-ess with which Messrs. Gar
funkel & Sons have met in securing the
city contracts has aroused the ire of other
bidders for this work, all of whom have
had a turn at the contracts in the past
and their soreness was made very mani
fest yesterday. The Fire Committee, con
sisting of Aldermen Haas, Tiedeman and
Dixon, met in the long room of the City
Exchange at 12:30 o'clock to open the
bids, which was done publicly. Only the
representatives of the bidders were pres
ent, however. There were four bids, the
contesting firms or agents being the Falk
Clothing Company, Emil Peters, Garfun
kel A Sons and B. H. Levy & Bro. The
latter firm had no representative present.
All the bids were itemized, that of Gar
funkel & Sons being as follows: Superin
tendent's uniform, $16.47; foremen's uni
forms (9), $14.62; engineers’ uniforms (11),
$14.08; privates’ uniforms (64), $14.08; re
plating, 20 cents, badges, 50 cents. With
the exception of the item of badges, the
bid of Garfunkel & Sons wjas lower than
any of the others, one bid offering
badges at 45 cents each. Footed up, the
total of the Garfunkel hid is about $1,201.
The representatives of the bidders present
were. Mr. W. Falk for the Falk Clothing
Company. Mr. Emil Peters and Mr.
Charles Garfunkel. Before the contract
was awarded some point was raised by
the rival biddes as to the oulflt of winter
uniforms of the fire department, furnish
ed by Garfunkel & Sons, it being stated
that the uniforms had not come up to
the specifications. Superintendent Ma
guire. who was present, was appealed to
on this point and stated that it was true
that the uniforms supplied by Garfunkel
& Sons had not come up to specifications,
and had not given entire satisfaction,
there being a number of matters which
required to be remedied. The superintend
ent then volunteered the information that
he had had the same complaint to make
when the uniforms were supplied by Mr.
Peters and previously when they were
supplied by the Falk Clothing Company.
It had always been the case that there
were a number of misfits, he said.
This statement of the case by the super
intendent did not improve the state of
mind of the unlucky bidders. The point
was raised as to what assurances the
committee would have that the uniforms
when received would be up to specifica
tions, and what there was to prevent in
ferior material and workmanship from
being imposed upon the city. Both Messrs.
Haas and Tiedeman disclaimed any ex
pert knowledge upen the subject of tail
oring. At the suggestion of Superintend
ent Maguire the committee decided that
a disinterested tailor should be selected
to inspect the uniforms on their ar
rival, who should give his opinion
as to whether they complied with the
specifications. The committee then an
nounced the award of the bid to Garfun
kel & Sons. All the bids were for Buling
ton, X. Y., fire department cloth, the same
as that in use by the fire department of
New York city, the selection having been
made by Superintendent Maguire. It was
also required that the same should be
sewn with silk thread.
The defeated bidders were not pieas and
at the turn which affairs had taken, and
ns the party left the room Mr. Garfunkel
was addressed as "Mayor” Garfunkel, and
there were remarks about the "Garfunkel
collar. Invidious comments were made
upon Ihe good luck of the Garfunke'.s in
securing both winter and summer con
tracts for both fire and police depart
ments, and it was freely declared that no
one else had any show against the Gar
Mr. H. E. Dreeson, who accompanied
Mr. Peters, was especially pronounced
in his expressions of dissatisfaction. He
engaged In a controversy over the mat
ter jvith Mr. Garfunkel in the clerk’s of
fice, during which Supt. Maguire came
up. Mr. Dreeson seemed to have relied
upon a conversation which he had had
with Supt. Maguire, in which he (the su
perintendent) had stated that the winter
uniforms furnished by Garfunkel & Sons
had not proven satisfactory. He made
a remark to the effect that if he had
been in an official position he would not
have told a fib about such a matter, and
also alluded to somebody as wearing the
"Do you say that I told a fib about the
matter?” Inquired Supt. Maguire. Mr.
Dreeson desclaimed any personal appli
cation of his statement.
“Do you mean, then, that I wear the
Garfunkel collar?” demanded the super
intendent. "No, but there are lots of oth
ers in this town who do," asserted Mr.
Dreeson disclaimed any personal appli
out any personal unpleasantness, but the
defeated bidders, especially Messrs. Dree
son and Peters, left the Exchange de
claiming against such a state of affairs
as permitted the Garfunkels to get all
the goods things in their line coming
from the city administration.
An Ohe.lly Cure from Europe.
A New Yorker named Milton Rathbun
recently undertook a long fast, for the
second time, to reduce his weight, but
such heroic methods are not likely to be
adopted by many. Moderation in dtet,
however, hns long been recommended, but.
never more so than now. and particularly
so in conjunction with certain mineral wa
ters. the use of which ie strongly advised
by medical authorities. For instance, the
British Medical Journal goes so far ns to
say that the efficiency of Apenta, a Hun
garian aperient water, for the systematic
treatment of obesity Is clinically establish
ed; a leading Berlin medical Journal,
speaking of observations tnade in the fa
mous clinic of Prof. Gerhart at the Char
lie Hospital, Berlin, says that Apenta
produces a reduction of fat In the body
without detriment, as the general health
of the patient suffers In no wise, the cure
running Its course in a satisfactory man
LAND OF THE SKY.
Side lours *7.(l'), Sunt hern Railway.
For the accommodation cf it. itatrons
returning Notth the Southern Railway 1.
selling side trip tickets from Columhia to
Asheville and lint Si rings, N c., return
ing direct to Columbia or via Salisbury
St pov, Is en return tickets of fifteen day.
at Columbia and Salisbury An attractive
descriptive pamphlet on the "Land of the
Sky." Asheville, Hot Springs, etc., may
Ie had upon application. Kan tail Cllf.
In, district passenger agent; James Free
man, city pass-nger ami lleket agent, R|
Bull lre-t; telephone 850. Savannah -*u
Sold In air tight boxes by ail grocers.
Ftvaand ten cent izefl.
DIAMOND CRYSTAL SALT CO..
St. Clair, Mich,
HENRY SOLOMON & SON,
Sole Distributing Agents.
Krooskoff Millinery Cos.
Bargain Bulletin Board.
The Rush of Spring Trade, Is on;
Large bunches of finest French Mus
lin Violets, never sold for less than
59c. Krouskoff’s price 23c
Muslin Roses, with foliage, best im
ported goods, all colors, worth
SI.OO, Krouskoffs price 48c
Sweet Peas, all colors, French goods,
never sold for less than 39c. Krous
koff’s price 17c
Violet foliage, the very latest novel
ty, fine feculied violet leaves, webh
49c, now 76c
Leghorn Hats, the very finest Ital
ian Leghorns, worth $2.00 and $2.50.
Krouskoffs price $1 23
The regular one-dollar quality Leg
horns for ladies, misses and chil
Leghorns for children, exceptional
values, at 50c. Krouskoff’s sale
Tom o’Shantas for ladies and misses
cloth crown Japanese straw,, braid
brims, with quills, worth $1.25.
Krouskoffs price 73c
Baby hats, Tam crowns, very popu
lar for misses and children, soft,
imported straw, all the popular
shades, worth $3.00 $1 98
BEST LINE TO THE EAST.
Three Splendid Limited Trains Via
The New Lork Limited, the New York
Express and the United States Fast Mail.
They are all fast and up-to-date trains,
with complete dining car service provid
ing faultless meals between Savannah and
Washington. The New York Limited,
finest and fastest train in the world. Pull
man Sleeping Cars, compartment, obser
vation, dining and club cars through to
New York without change. City passen
ger and ticket office, No. 141 Bull street.
Telephone 850. Depot ticket office, Plant
Charleston. S. C.
Your Southern trip will he Incomplete
unless you stop here. Stop-over privileges
allowed on ail tickets. Finest winter and
spring climate in America. Charming, pic
turesque drives. Many points of fascinat
ing historical interest, including Magnolia
Gardens, the Isle of Palms, Fort Sumter,
Fort Moultrie and the great fortifications
on Sullivan’s Island, Charleston harbor.
The Charleston Hotel, strictly first-class.
Cuisine of the highest standard, affording
all modern conveniences at moderate
rates. Send for illustrated booklet. W.
Irving Davids. —ad.
LAND OF THE SKY.
Side Tonr* $7.03, Southern Railway,
For the accommodation of its patrons re
turning North the Southern Railway i3
selling side trip tickets from Columbia to
Asheville and Hot Springs, N. C., return
ing direct to Columbia or via Salisbury.
Stopovers on return tickets of fif
teen days at Columbia and Salisbury.
An attractive descriptive pamphlet on
the "Land of the Sky,” Asheville, Hot
Springs, etc., may be had upon applica
tion. Randall Clifton, district passenger
agent; James Freeman, city passenger and
ticket agent, 141 Bull street; telephone
850, Savannah —ad.
Kroriskoff Millinery Cos.
Bargain Bulletin Board.
The Hnsli of Spring Trade, I* on;
Children’s fancy straw hats, all pop
ular shapes, unbreakable straw 190
Sailors’ finest double brim split
straws, latest shapes; others ask
$1.50 and $2 98c
Sailors' black and colors, finest mo
hair. braids, worth $1.50; all latest
Trimmed Hats, copies from imported
patterns; others would consider
them cheap at $9.00; Krouskoff’s
Trimmed hats for this sale, exclusive
200 very handsome hats trimmed
with fine flowers, ribbons, chiffons,
fancy braids, very chic styles; oth
ers ask $6.00 J 2.98
Children's Turn caps, all colors, neb
hiest styles, boys and girls 23c
Baby caps, regular 35c and 50c val
1,000 yards very fine fancy ribbons,
worth 40c yard; sale price 21c
Children’s sailors for boys and girls,
very nobby and beet R. and r[
braid - ; others ask SI.OO. Krous
koff’s pi ice 43 0
KrouskotTs, the milliners.—ad.
M.iss lea Carter,
"Graybeurd cured me of dyspepsia,
which had almost made an invalid of me.
Before taking Graybeaid, 1 got very thin
—I couldn't eat, and my friends never ex
pected to see me in health again, it is a
wonderful remedy.” Miss Ida Carter,
Mt. Pelia, Tenn.
Get Graybeard at drug stores. Ask for
Graybeard pills. 25c ad.
French Olive Oil.
The best olive oil in the world is made
by Marcus Allot b ot Bordeaux, France,
who is known as making the only finest
grade of olive oil, pressed from selected
Lippman Brothers are agents for this
house, and carry this olive oil in bottles
and cans —ad.
We have a nice line of elder in bottles,
pure and genuine, from Ihe celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
Tha Russet Cider and the Crab Applo
Cider are very good. Lippman Bros., cor
ner Congress nnd Barnard streets, Sa
Bool,keeper M. I*. Rue..
"I have never found anything to equal
Graybeard in relieving me of that tired
out feeling in spring.” says M. P. Russ,
bookkeeper. Beck Ac lit egg Hardware
Company. Atlanta. Get Graybeard at drug
stores Resp“sg Drug Company, Props
Graybeard liver pills are Ideal little fel
lows. 25c. ad.
Bleeping Cora enween Nnvnnnnb
The Plant Hy.tem will lnatit-urata
sleeping car .ervlce between Savannah
■nd Montgomery, Monday Fab. 19 Lev.
Savannah < p. m., city time. Arrive Mont
Coin try ;10 a. m —ad.
All Prices, All Kinds, also
Congress and Whitaker Sts.
Manulactnrer ot Harness and
Your dressmaker will thank you to fur
nish the material for your new dress at
The wit est people will buy now, while
the assortments are complete and thtra
Is plenty c f time for selecting.
YOU CAN SAVE TIME AXD MOW
BY COMING RIGHT HERE.
EVERYTHING IS NEW. !*
Not an old piece of stock in the houj ’
YOU KNOW that QUALITY is alway
found at this store.
YOU KNOW. TOO, that PRICES ARP
SO COME HEKE AND YOU’LL BE
High Novelties in PIQUE MUSLINS.
Fine Novelties in WHITE MADRAS.
White Piques, worth 20c, for 1244 c.
Splendid Light Fancy Pique, worth 25c,
Batiste, Mulls, Persian Lawns, French
Nainsooks. Dimities in white and colored
at popular prioes.
We have always carried the fineat f .4
best lines of these goods in the city.
New Foulard Silks.
Black and Colored Taffetas.
Biack and Sakin Duchess and Peau da
New Black Chinas.
New Henriettas and Homespuns.
New Black and Colored Serges.
Just fresh from ihe market.
As rarely good qualities combine hei
with moderate cost there is more induce
ment than ever to examine the love*
fabrics we showy
LADIES’ .SHIRT WAISTS.
White and Colored.
LACES AND EMBROIDERIES.
In extent and elegance surpassing ar
thing we have ever offered. ,
Good Check Nainsook, worth 64ic, no
Good Check Nainsook, worth 844 c, i
C 44 cents.
White India Linens, worth 10c, for Bc.
White India Linens, worth 1244 c, for 10c.
White India Linens, worth 15c, for 1244 c.
WhHe India Linens, worth 20c, for 15c.
White India Linens, worth 25c, for 20c.
COME AMD SiEE HOW WE HAVH
PREPARED FOR THE EASTER
ALL CARS LEAD HERE.
Cor. Broughton & Barnari
There is no reason why you should
wait. The spring fiteods are here in great
profusion—greater than ever before.
The WONDERFUL GROWTH OF OUR
BUSINESS makes this necessary.
The incomparable SPRING CLOTHING
we are offering is in every particular
worthy of the best dressers' investiga
Se 2 oti* swell Gen
tlemen's Suits from
$lO to s2o.'
28 HR OUGHTON, WEST.
B E. PEAS. LADY PEAS. PIGEON
HAY, GRADY, FEED, FLOUR.
ORANGES, LEMONS. COCOANUT3.
BEANB, CfiIEESE, ETC.
TRY OUR COW FEED.
w. and. simkins & co-
ONE MILLION HIDES WANTED
DRY FLINTS •}
DRY SALTS 1
GREEN SALTED - #-
Buyer of Old Kalla, Scrap Iron and Mato
417 to 121 St. Jullun street, wet.
jTd. weed ft CO
Leather Belting, Steam Paaung & Ho
Again* far NEW KUHII HUBiil.it
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