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DEATH AT A MOB’S HANDS.
ALLEK brooks hanged to am oak
TREK NEAR BLOOMINGDALR.
The Ravlnher of Mr. F. W. Hart
( A|tnrcd by tlie lluslmnil of III*
Victim, and. at the Last Moment
Com f rioted ill* Guilt and Warn
linngod and Riddled A\ I• 1 IVallet*.
Hi* \eek Broken and BiH) Hole* in
Hi* Body—Mr*. Hart Identified Him
1.0 11 k Before He Would Confess— He
Tried to Impllrate Another—Hl*
Body Lying on tlie Ground, a Food
Allen Brooks, the negro who assaulted
Mrs. F. W. Hart, near the lKtle town
of Blooming'dale, Monday afternoon, was
captured by the husband of the woman
he had wronged early yesterday morning
and two hours past noon he paid the
dreadful penalty of his crime.
The body of the negro, with the neck
broken, riddled with bullets so that a
hand cannot be placed anywhere upon it
whhout covering half a dozen holes, lies
upon the ground three miles from Bloom
ingdale, beneath an oak tree, from a
limb of which Brooks was hanged. The
locality is deserted, few* have been to view
the body, and it has been left as food
for the buzzards that are the only visit
ors to the ppot.
All of Monday night the parties of man
hunters continued their search for the
fugitive negro. The country for twenty
miles about had been aroused end the men
engaged in the hunt for Brooks covered
every available avenue of escape. From
the first it seemed impossible that the ne
gro could evade the fearful fate that
awaited him when he was caught, and
later events justified the correctness of
this conclusion. Every little while some
one or another of the hunters would get
pews of the direction in which the negro
was running and every suc'h bit of in
formation inspired the party to renewed
efforts. Every man was anxious that the
vengeance to be meted out to the violator
of a woman’s honor should be swift, as
well as certain.
In the early morning F. W. Hart, the
husband of Brooks' victim, who had been
traveling the woods constantly, with one
companion, found Brooks steeping near a
little place called Ex-ley. Brooks had with
him a negro named Jnmef? Murchison,
whom he afterwards accuse! of being im
plicated with him In the assault upon Mrs
Hart. Brooks was too much surprised to
resist arrest, and Murchison submitted
readily enough. As to Murchison. Brooks
said that the scheme to assault Mrs. Hart
had been hatched up between them and
one had loin in wait on one side of her
home and one on the other. Her m vis her,
eo Brooks said, was to be determined by
the direction from which she returned
to her home. This was later, however, for
when he was arrested nnd for some hours
afterwards, Brooks claimed to be innocent.
This story Murchison stoutly denied, lie
said that he had met Brooks while the
latter was running through the woods and
that Brooks had said that a plot was be
ing formed among the whites to kill them
both. Momentarily terrified by this an
nouncement Murchison had consented to
accompany Brooks in his flight, and had
continued with him until he came to
Fxley. Here he refused to go farther,
saving that he expected to get work from
the manager of the mill rear that place.
As this story was afterwards corrobor
ated by oth-’*r evidence, Murchison was
ieleased and told to get out of the country
* * rapidly as he could. He lost no time in
In the meantime the party cirried
Brooks to a house near the spot where he
was captured and here he was held, close
ly and tightly bound and guarded un il
daylight. The news of his capture had
been communicated to the various parties
of hunters with the same* rapidity with
which the news of the assault he had com
mitted had been spread, and the party that
gathered around Brooks within an hour
or two numbered nearly a hundred m< n.
To this additions wi re made until the very
moment that he met his death.
During all of this time Brooks had main
tained a stolid indifference of demeanor
that nothing could shak** and continued to
protest, though calmly enough, his inno
cence of the crime. Mrs. Hart had been no
tified of his capture and the party s art
ed in the direction of the scene of the
crime she was brought out. She identi
fied Brooks ai once us the man who had
Hy this time the morning had passed.
Wild threats were indulged in by the
crowd, but the negro would not confess,
even under the strain engendered by these.
The crowd surged about the prisoner and
clamored for an even more fearful form
of vengeance than hanging, but it had
been determined by the more moderate
that no act of barbarism should accom
pany the execution. Though it was to be
illegal, it was to be conducted with de
ceny and in order.
The negro was dragged through the
woods to a dense copse that had been
selected for hits execution, some quarter
of a mile or more from the scene of the
crime. Here, in the presence of the
crowd, he owned that he was guilty, but
still gave no s*gn of fear.
The limb from which he was hanged
is hardly ten feet above the ground. This
was bent over by the weight of a dozen
men and a short rope noosed over Brooks’
head. The tension upon the limb was
strong and when, ai the signal, those who
had been holding the limb released it, the
body of Brooks was shot into the air
for the full length of the rope. His
neck was broken instantly.
Hardly had the body ceased to swing to
and fro when the crowd began firing.
Every man in the party made a point of
emptying the weapon with which he was
armed, and it is estimated that there are
TOO bulet holes, from every description of
r fie and revolver,in the bo yof the negro.
Tl ii gruesome ceremony concluded the
party dispersed, leaving the body sus
pended on the tree.
Sheriff Sweeny reached the Kjot about
two hours alter the hanging, and found
nothing but the dead body. In the mean
time it had been cut down from the limb
and the rope carried away. Thera was not
a soul in the vicinity and no one whom
the sheriff saw at the station or any
where throughout the country could be
induced to confess any knowledge of the
manner In which Br oks had met his
death. It is understood that the entire
party agreed that nothing shall be said,
and each man seems to bo keeping well
to his promise.
Coroner Goette will visit the place of
execution this morning and will bury the
body at the public- expense. It is likely
that he will hold an inquest, but it Is al
together Improbable that the jury will be
able to find out anything about the man
ner In which the man came to his death
other than “death hy hanging, at the
hands of parties unknown."
Tle Better f v urt
Of valor Is discretion,” nnd the letter part
of the treatment of disease is prevention.
Disease originates in Impurities in the
blood. Hood’s Barsaparilla purifies the
blood. Peoph* who take it at this ,a*,> n
say they are kept healthy the year round
It is because this tnediclm* expel* impu
rities and make r the blood rich arid he ,h
Ail !* v r UJ* are cured by Hood's I'JIJ*
"THE TEMPTATION OF EVE.”
Statuary for AVltich A. T. Stewart
Paid f 12,000 Now In Telfair Gallery
The fact that one of the most celebrate 1
works of art ever seen in Savannah is now
on exhibition at the Telfair Academy is
probably' -not generally known to the
friends of that institution and the public
generally'. Yet such is the fact. The
work is now- the property of a citizen of
(Savannah and is loaned to the Academy
for exhibition purposes.
Some month ago Mr. S. P. Shelter, while
in New York, learned of the sale of the
collection m art works of the late Judge
Hilton, which were formerly a part cf the
estate of A. T. Stewart, the New York
merchant prince. The Hilton collection,
whiie containing a number of valuable
works, was not a notexl collection- and was
not largely attended by art buyets. Mr.
Shutter, however, was fortunate enough to
be present and was fortunate enough to
obtain several valuable works at much
less than their real value. Chief among
these was the figure which now occupies
the most prominent position in the main
hallway of the Telfair Academy leading
from ihe gallery of paintings.
The figure is “The Temptation of Eve,”
one of the most celebrated cf the works
of Hiram Powers, Americas greatest
ulptor. Powers’ “Greek Slave" is know n
not only' to every lover of art, but almost
to every newspaper reader in the United
States, and especially to every rtader of
the illustrated papers and magazines.
Gibers of Powers’ w'orks, which are al
most equally well known to sculptors and
art lovers, are but little known to the
general public. One of these is the
‘ Temptation of Eve.”
How is it regarded by artists may he
judged from the criticism of Thorwaldscn,
the great Danish sculptor, w’ o said of it.
“it is good enough to be anybody's mas
terpiece." That this view was not shared
by sculptors alone, is evident from the
fact that A. T. Stewart paid $12,000 for this
piece of statuary, which now stands in
Savannah’s Academy. Subsequently, Pow
ers produced an ti.er figure upon the some
idea, representing Eve after the tempta
tion, which he called "Paradise lx)st.”
This was purchased by a gentleman of
Brooklyn named Morgan, for $16,000. Mr.
Morgan subsequently failed in business,
and A. T. Stewart purchased this work
also. It w'as disposed of at the recent sale
of the Hilton collection, but fell into other
hands than Mr. Shotter’s,
Some time ago Mr. Shotter brought his
purchase to Savannah and Mr. Carl L.
Brandt, director of the Academy. whos*
alertness in everything pertaining: to the
interests of the Acad< my, is well known,
prevailed upon him to allow' it to be plac
ed on exhibition there. The statuary was
recently placed in the Academy and from
its prominent position is the first and
most striking feature to attract the eye of
The figure is mounted upon a stained
marble pedestal and is About 5 feet 10
inches in bight, but so perfect in propor
tion that it appears somewhat less. Be
ing a representation of Eve before yielding
to temptation the figure is nntuially that
of the mother of mankind in naked sim
plicity and beauty. The purity of outline
and the harmony of the whole is such that
the visitor is at once impressed with th*
beauty of the figure. In many respects it
compares favorably with the wonderful
copies of ancient Greek sculpture exhibit
ed in the hall of statuary just below’ wtaer *
the figure stands, and it is beyond questiin
one of the best specimens of modern sculp
Eve is represented as standing with the
weight thrown upon the right foot, the
left foot partly raised and resting upon
the toes. She is glancing downward, deep
in thought, toward the apple which she
holds in her right hand, while In her left
are two apples with the leaves still cling
ing to the broken twig. Just to the right
and slightly to the rear is a small broken
tree trunk which serves us a partial sup
port to the figure. Around this the ser
pent is coiled, with his evil head raised,
whispering (lire advice, freighted with
w’oe for all who were to come after her
whom he tempted. The serpent’s body is
only partially wound around the ivy
twined trunk, the lower half of the body
heir\g partly hidden in the leaves and
vines at the woman’s feet.
The perfection of the artist’s work is
seen not only in the beauty of outline and
proportion, hut in the evident attention to
every minute detail. This is indicated by
the crimp in the tons of the slightly raised
left foot, by the delicate tracery of the
veins of the ivy leaves, and by the perfect
imitation of the scales of the serpent, of
which there must be several thousand, all
in perfect symmetry and varying in size
with the size of the serpent’s body. There
ore other details which will strike the at
tention of the art student, and especially
those who have studied sculpture of a
Mr. Brandt is especially well pleased
with having secured this beautiful figure
for the academy, if only temporarily, and
he has reason to hope that its stay may be
a lenfhy one. Though a beautiful work
of art, the figure Is of a kind more suited
to a public art gallery that a private res
idence. and the hope has been expressed
that Mr. Shotter may !>e brought to view
the matter in the same light.
INDUCTED INTO OFFICE.
Commissioner \\ ell Clmlrumii of
Itond* nnd Bridge* Committee.
Mr. E. A. Weil, the newly elected coun
ty commissioner, received his commission
from the Governor yesterday morning, and
at once qualified and was sworn In to
discharge the duties of the office by Judge
Ferrill, of the Court of Ordinary.
Commissioner Weil has been appointed
to the places on the committees of the
Board of County Commissioners left va
cant by the death of Commissioner Guck
enheimer, being made chairman of the
Committee on Roads and Bridges, and a
member of the Committee on Budgets and
The commissioners will meet this after
noon for the purpose of visiting with Gen
eral Manager Lofton, of the. Street Hall
way Company, the portion of the Augusta
road it G proposed to pave with gravel.
The road is to be paved from its Intersec
tion with the Louisville road to its Junc
tion with Bay street extended, and along
fcxxme portion of this distance runs the
tracks of the Savannah and West End
branch of the street railway system.
When the company was granted the right
of way over the road If agreed to remove
its tracks to either side, at the instance
of the commissioners, whenever it was de
termined to pav< it. The commissioners
have now reached this decision in the
matter and the visit to the road with
General Manager Hof ton is to arrange
plans for carrying the agreement into ex
IA THE MASONIC LOT.
Roily of the Late Janie* J. Greenlaw
l-Mbl To Itcst.
The funeral of the lute James J. Green
law was held yesterday afternoon at 4
o’clock from the residence of Mr. J. M.
Mock, No. 110 Taylor street, west. The
service at the house, and at the grave
was conducted by the pa tor of Trinity
Church. Rev. Ba*< >m Anthony.
Zerubbabel lo ge of Mas ns and De-
Kalb 1/ die cf Odd Fellows attended ihe
funeral, Tfcu Intermen was In Laural
Grove in the Mas. hie lot Th* pal) beat
.r* were Messrs \\ . W. Gross, (’hurl *
Hohcnstcln, G. Hourquin, W. B. Stul>lns
'V. W. JMl.tr 111,0 41. 11. S Ivcnimu.
THE MORNING NEWS: W EDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1900.
C.ONGRESS MAY INTERVENE.
on \\l> JIRY CONDEMNS DELAYS IN
Presentment Made by Grand Jury of
the Dfntrlet Court to Judge Speer
Comments With Caustic Disfavor
I pon the DllHenlty Kiperieneeil In
Bringing Defendants Here—A Fail
ure of Justlee May Result—Copies
of Presentment to He Sent to Presi
dent, Attorney General nnd Geor
gia** Senators and Representatives
in Congre** and an Investigation
The calm that has been the principal
characteristic of that segment of the
Greene-Gaynor-Carter conspiracy for
which the defendants have been Indicted
in the United States District Court broke
yesterday into the storm it has been said
and thought to precede.
The grand jury in the United States
Court made a special presentment to
Judge Speer, in which the delays that
have accompanied every step in the pro
ceeding to have the conspirators now in
New York brought to Savannah, are visit
ed with the most sweeping condemnation,
and the fear Is expressed that they will
result in a total failure of justice.
The grand jury recites the injustice that
has been done the people cf Savannah, in
permitting the escape, without trial, of
fnen charged with embezzling millions of
dollars Intended and appropriated for the
improvement of the harbor of the city,
and asks that copies cf the special pre
sentment be sent to the senators and rep
resentatives in Georgia from this state,
for their appropriate action.
The jury filed into the court ro m short
ly before 1 o’clock and, after three indict
ments of relatively small importance had
been returned, Foreman John J. McDon
ough announced that the jury had special
presentments that he desired leave to
read to the court. There w r ere but few
spectators In the court room at the time,
but these pricked up their ears at this
announcement of the foreman, became In
terested listeners at once, grew' visibly ex
cised as the reading proceeded and at the
end expressed their concurrence with and
approval of the presentments of the grand
jury with many a jicd and b:ck and
Amid a sober quiet, fitted to the gravity
of the veiled accusations of the present
ments. Mr. McDonough read them to the
court, as follows:
"That nt the last November, 1899, term
of this court, on Dec. 8, 1899, the grand
jurors of the United States for this divis
ion an<l district returned into court a
true bill of indictment against Benjamin
I>. Greene. Edward H. Gay nor, John F.
Gaynor, William T. Gay run* and other®,
contractors, charged with conspiracy with
Oberlin M. Carter, engineer officer in
charge of river nnd harbor improvements
In this district, through which it is charg
ed the government has been defrauded to
the amount of several million dollars of
the moneys appropriated by Congress for
the improvement of the harbors of Savan
nah, Brunswick and Cumberland sound.
"It further appears from documents of
file and examined by this body, that the
United States district attorney for this
district promptly caused to be transmit
ted to the United States attorney in New
York a duly certified copy of said indict
ment, and that on Dec. 14, 1899, the defend
ants, Benjamin D. Greene. John F. Gay
nor, William T. Gaynor and Edward’ H.
Gaynor, were arrested under section 1014,
Revised Statutes, by the United States
marshal of the Southern district of New
York, under proceedings taken by the dis
trict attorney for the Southern district of
N< w York, before Commissioner John A.
Shields, based on said indictment. The
disposition of such matters, by requiring
the defendants to give bail for appearance
at the court where the indictment has
been found, or by warrant of removal
where Kail i? not given. has
generally been, as this body is advised a
matter simply of identifying the defend
ants as the persons indicted and exam
ining Into the legal sufficiency of the in
dictment, usually taking but a day or
tw'o at most. Thte body is informed, bow
over that the proceedings In New’ York
in this matter have been dragging along
now for over three months and a half.
The commissioner holding his finding up
<wo months, and since his decision the
matter of issuing the warrant of removal
having been pending before the district
Judge there for over six weeks, with no
decision thereon. In the meantime the
defendants are enlarged on bond there, in
the sump of $20,000 and SIO,OOO only, re
spectively, while It is stated that a care
ful estimate made by the engineer officer
now In charge of the district Indicates
that the defendants obtained Illegally dur
ing the years from 1891 to 1897 sums aggre
“If the indictment he valid there should
have been a prompt removal. No court
has held the Indictment defective. If
defective, as it is stated, the defendants
claim in opposition to the proceedings
for removal, there would seem to be over
whelming reasons why there should have
been prompt action on the part of the
courts. It appears upon the face of the
indictment that against all the acts charg
ed in the indictment the statute of limi
tations will have run within three months
from this date and has already run on
some of the acts charged. If defective
in form a prompt .decision would have
enabled another grand jury to make a
new presentment. But w’ith the delays
already had, three months and a half on
the simple proceedings before the commis
sioner anil judge under section 1014 Re
vised Statutes, and with probable appli
cations for habeas corpus, it is probable
that if the courts finally conclude the
present indictment is defective, that the
statute of limitations will have run,
and the parties charged by a
grand jury of the United States
with the most gigantic fraud of the
century against the government will es
cape even arraignment before the bar of
justice. It is a matter of public, notoricy
that since these proceedings were irstitir
ed in New York, a defendant indicted it
a state court in Georgia for embezzling
some $20,000. was arrested in the Jurisdic
tion of the Sultan of Morocco and extra
dited across the Atlantic ocean, while all
tlw* power of the United States govern
ment, wKli the best efforts of the Attorney
his subordinates, seems un
able to bring defendants from the state of
New York to Georgia for trial in its own
“Whatever be the action which may now
or hereafter be taken by the courts in this
cose, the delays already bod. with the pos
sibility of a total failure of JusG e follow
ing therefrom in this and similar case*
which may arise, seem to Indira'* that if
• he proceedings in this case in New York
are J nettled hy law, then the laws of t e
Unite.l States for bringing persons charg
ed with crime from one district to another
are so defective that there should hc
prompt action on the port of Congress to
remi ly the evil.
“We recommend that copies of this spe
cial presentment bo forwarded to the Pres
ident. the Attorney Genera] and to t o
senator* and member* of Cot’gross fron
Georgia for their consideration and a*v*
The presentment Is signed by the m m-
Urs of tile grand'Jury. John J McDon
ouvth. foreman; Wright Hunter, clerk;
Philip Y. Giles, Ernest A. Arnuu and W. R
Browne. Harry H. Drrese. J. H Davidson,
F F. Jones, James MO rath, George tf.
iConunutd on Third Page.*
LADIES AND THE FAIR.
They Are Actively nt Work for the
The ladles’ auxiliaries of two of the Ma
sonic Lodges met yesterday afternoon in
the interest of the Masonic Fair. The la
dles of Solomons Lodge, of which Mrs.C.S.
Richmond is chairman, met at 4 o’clock,
and those of Zerubbabel, of * W'hich Mrs.
P. A. Stovall is at the head, gatherel cm
hour later. Both meetings were excellently
attended. As the ladies of both of the.se
lodges had been thorough y organized at
previous meetings no time was spent in
this work yesterday.
Mr. N. F. Martin, the manager of the
fair, distributed a large number of bo>ks
among those present. From the enthus
iasm shown he has no doubt that th* e
books will be quickly sold out, but as he
is daily adding to the supply he will hav *
no difficulty in keeping up with the de
mand for new books.
The Masonic Committee has been un
able to secure the store in the Whitfield
block that it was at first intended to|
use. for unpacking and tagging the dona
tions, but have secured instead one of
the large basement rooms of the De Soto,
where, beginning to-day, the work of pre
paring the gifts ior the booths will be be
gun. Mr. Martin is very anxious that all
merchants and others who have now in
their possession donations for the fair
would send them to him a< the De Soto.
Work on the building in the Park Ex
tension is progressing quite rapidly. The
builder, Mr. Henry Bartlett, has no doubt
that it wlil be finished by the time orig
inally set for Its completion, next Satur
day, or, a* the latest, Monday afternoon.
WILL BECAPT. HUNTER.
Company I) of tlie Guards Will Elect
Next Monday Night.
Company D of the Savannah Volunteer
Guards will probably hold an election next
Monday night to fill the vacant captaincy
caused by the resignation of Capt. Henry
Blun, Jr., First Lieutenant Wright Hunter
has been prevailed upon by the members
of the company to accept the captaincy,
and there is now no doubt that he will do
so. Lieut. Hunter hesitated for awhile
because of his business.
It is the plan to adv ance Second Lieuten
ant W. L. Pritchard to the first lieutenan
cy if Lieut. Hunter is made captai i. The
promotion wiR come speedily for him, as
he has been in the state service for but a
few months, having gone with other mem
bers of the Lawton Ca vers, of whom he
was captain, to the Guards. His service,
however, has been long enough for him to
show conclusively that he is eminently
qualified to hold a commission.
First Sergeant A. D. Johnston is next in
line for the second lieutenancy, and it is
the purpose of his friends to work in his
interest. Sergt. Johnson has been a mem
ber for a long while and served with the
company during the war with Spain.
IIIS CREDITORS AFTER HIM.
T%vo More Attachments on Prof. Dex
Prof. A. J. Dexter figured in Magistrate
Kline's Court again yesterday. Monday
an attachment was ‘taken out against his
effects to prevent him leaving the city be
fore he had carried out a contract to treat
for three months Mr. J. Yarborough.
Yesterday two other creditors, hearing
of the Professor’s intended move, secured
attachments against his furniture and
personal effects which were taken in
( harge by an officer of the Magistrate's
Court. These attachments were issued,
one to John Lyons to secure a grocery
bill of $10.12, and the other amounting to
$29.55, was secured by the proprietor of
the Marshall House to secure a board
1 ill owed by Dr. Eckett, who seems to be
a partner of the prof ssor, and for whose
board it is claimed Prof. Dexter is re
The professor has as yet made no ar
rangements for dissolving the attach
Y. AI. C. A. EXAMINATION WEEK.
Commencement Exercises Will Take
Place Next Week.
The examinations of the members of
the educational classes of the Young
Men’s Christian Association will be fin
ished during this week and the commence
ment exercises which always follow’ will
take place during the latter part of the
The time of the examination and the
questions used are prepared at the head
quarters of the educational department of
the association in New York city, where,
also, the papers are sent to be examined
The class in bookkeeping was examined
last night; the class in mechanical draw
ing will he examined to-morrow night
and that in English Friday night.
During the season the classes have been
well attended. Examples of the work
done will be on exhibition at the hall on
the night of the commencement. For
this event an interesting programme of
exercises is now in course of preparation.
AN UNFAVORABLE REPORT.
Connell Committee Will Report Ad
versely I pnu Hay Street Track.
At the meeting of City Council to-night
the special committee on Bay street track,
appointed some time ugo, will make its
report. As already indicated in the Morn
ing News, the report will be unfavorable
in its nature. The report will doubtless
be adopted by Council, oik! thus will end
for the present the movement to provide,
steam railroad facilities on Bay 6treet.
On account of the recess meeting of
Council held last week, there is very lit
tle business of importance in view for the
meeting to-night, though, as usual, some
thing will doubtless develop at tlie last
THOMAS XV. All BRAY DEAD.
He Was One of Savannnb'i Crack
Thomas W. Murray, well known as a
ball player of considerable prominence in
the South, died yesterday at the home of
his aunt, Mrs. Kate Lyons, No. 593 Presi
dent street, east, after an illness of about
u week from heart failure.
Mr. Murray was 39 years old. He was
born in this city, but lived the most of his
life, up to the time he became prominent
in base ball, in Missouri. He was short
stop for the Savannah team during the
palmy days of the old Southern League,
and was one of the most popular players
on the team.
He had been in ill health for some time
before his death. Ilia only relative in Ba
\annah was his aunt with whom he li’ ed.
Ills funeral will take place from the Ca
thedral at 4 o’clock this afternoon.
For Table Use
HUDWEIBER, "the king of Boltled
Beers,’’ the perfect product of the An
heuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n, is preferr I
by till who appreciate purity, prefect ion
and delicious flavor.
Orders addressed to Henry Kolshorn,
mating* r Suvaunah branch,w ill be prompt
MEMORIAL DAY’S PROGRAMME.
DAUGHTERS WILL PRCBEKT VET
ERANS WITH CROSSES.
Son. of Veteran* anti the Children
of the Confederacy to l alt** in the
Parade The Republican Itlnea
Will Act an Kurort and the Oration
Will He Delivered by Col. A. R.
Lawton nt Mdlit—Those Who Will
Attend the Louisville Reunion.
Veteran J. W. Mclntyre Elected
Besides hearing the address upon the
battle of Gettysburg by MaJ. Louis G.
Young last night the Confederate Veter
ans' Association transacted considerable
business. Veteran William Harden, of the
Memorial Committee, announced the pro
gramme for Memorial Day.
Maj, G. M. Ryals, as the oldest surviv
i lng ex-president of the association, will
be in command of the parade, which will
assemble at 3:30 o’clock on the afternoon
of April 26, on the west side of Wright
Square. The organizations which Rill par
tioil a'e In the parade are the Confederate
Veterans' Association, McLaws Camp, the
Sons of Veterans, and the Winnie Davis
chapter of the Children of the Confeder
acy. The Daughters of the Confederacy
will prepare the wreaths and the decora
tions for the monument. The line of march
wlil be out Bull street to th? Confederate
monument, where the veterans will depos
it their wreaths, and thence to Laurel
Grove Ctmetery, where the children will
deposit flowers upon the graves of the
Confederate dead. The exercises will con
clude with the firing of salute and the
sounding of taps by Capt. W, N. Nlcho’s.
The Republ ean Blues will furnish the es
cort for the occasion. At night the mem
orial address will be delivered at the
Guards' Hall by Col. A. R. Lawton.
A pleasing feature of Memorial day will
be the presentation by the Daughters of
the Confederacy io each of the veterans
w ho adopts the proper ctourse to obtain It,
of a “cross of honor,” the badge recently
adopted by the daughters for the purpose
of conferring a distinguishing mark upon
ihe veterans. A communication was re
ceived from Mrs. Margaret Branch Sex
ton, president of Charter Chapter of Sa
vannah, calling attention to the matter
and requesting that all the veterans who
desire to obtain the crosses would at once
take tlie proper steps to do so by filling
out and securing the required indorsement
of the papers furnished for the purpose.
A communication was also received from
Mrs. Sexton, calling attention to the work
undertaken by the Daughters of the Con
federacy of securing funds and erecting
a monument to the memory of Jefferson
Davis, and also the building of a dormi
tory at the State Normal School, to be
used by descendants of Confederate vet
erans only. For these two objects a play
is to be presented by the local chapter,
on April 17, at which the presence of the
veterans is desired. The tickets are tl
each, and the hope was expressed that if
the camp did not decide to attend In a
body it would take at least fifty tickets.
A resolution was adopted to the effect
that the president should purchase fifty
tickets. From the wording of the resolu
tion it would apuear that the members
intended that the president should pay for
the tickets himself, but President Faili
gant is inclined to regard this as a bit of
humor on the part of the veterans,
Capt. M. P. LTsina presented the camp,
in behalf of Mr. A. S. Racon, with two
“Joe Brown Pikes,” both of which are
good specimens of the crude implements
with which Gov. Brown proposed to arm
the Georgia miliiia. Incidentally, it was
remarked by a veteran that John Brown,
who made his celebrated antebellum raid
at Harper’s Ferry, and Joe Brown of
Georgia were the only two men who ever
undertook to use such antiquated wea
pons in modern warfare. The veteran
wished to know if this kinships of ideas
indicated any other relation between the
Veteran J. W. Mclntyre was unani
mously elected secretary of the camp to
succeed Veteran H. S. Dreese, recently
promoted to third vice president.
The Winnie Davis Chapter of Children
of the Confederacy, wax granted the use
of the hall. The question of the neces
sity of securing anew hall was discussed
by Gen. McGlashnn, who reported the
places and terms which have been offered
to the veterans.
The matter of representation of the comrt
at the Louisville reunion of the Untied
Conifederaie Veterans being brought up
Vice President John R. Dillon and Veter
ans T. N. Theus, J. W. Mclntyre and T.
F. Healey stated their intention of attend
ing. Veteran A. K. Wilson announced ills
intention of attending as a representative
from McLaws' Camp. It was stated .hat
Veterans A. F. and C. E. Marmelstein and
M. J. Solomons would probably attend
also. It was rather later than usual when
the meeting adjourned and several minor
matters were allowed to go over to the
onte-anniversary meeting to be held latrr
in the month.
r.RAJD JIRY IMIltTFin FIVE.
Tlie Jury Then Dlselmrged by Judge
Speer for the Term.
Three indictments were returned by the
grand jury 1n the United States District
Court yesterday. After the return of these
Indictments and the reading of the grand
jury's sensational special presentments, it
was discharged by Judge Speer for the
term, with the thanks of the court.
The most important of the three indict
ments returned was that against Harry
Belmont, Harry Nelson and John Perry,
charged with breaking and entering the
postofflee at Ocilla. The men are charged
specifically with obtaining stamps to the
value of $lO2, though it Is known that
their aetual receipts were much larger
The case has been so much written up
that extensive comment would be super
The grand jury also returned indictments
against O. F. Williams for fraudulently
obtaining possession of a letter from the
postofflee at Folkston, and against Rob
ert Jones, charging him with obstructing
the delivery of the mail at Valdosta. It
is said that Jones held up a mall carrier
and told him that in the future the mall
would be moved only at his own sweet
will. He may have been drunk.
In the account given in yesterday's
Morning News of the settlement of the
suit of Martin Karchner against the
Southern Railway li was inadvertemly
made t weppear that the plaintiff had re
ceived J2.oo<>. Instead of $1,250, ns was ac
tually the c l ase.
Fifty Cents VVtll Stop Your Serntch-
Whether it Is from tetter, eczema, ring
worm, sail rheum, or any other skin
trouble, use Tetierlne.and accept no sub
stitute, claimed by the deafer to b ' Just
as good.” Nothing else is just as good.
If your druggist can't supply you. send 50
cent* In stamps to J. T. Shupirino, Savan
nah, Ua„ for a box postpaid.—ad.
* ♦ * ■■■ ■ •
Bookkeeper AI. I*, fluu*.
“I have never found anything to equal
Graybenrd in relieving me of that tired
out feeling in spring,” saja M. P. Run
bookkeeper, lieok & Otegg Hardware
Company, Atlanta. Get Graybeard at drug
stores. Rcapeaa Drug Company, Props.
Oraylteard liver pllla are Ideal little fal
-1 lowa. 25c.-ad, - - ~—
NO AVAR ON SAPPHO HERE.
Allulsters Have Alatters of Alore Im
portance on Hand.
In yesterday’s telegraphic news it was
stated that the Atlanta Evangelical Asso
ciation had decided lo make common
cause against “Sappho,” Daudet's famous
novel, and other books that it considered
immoral, and that It would try io Induce
the newsdealers to discontinue the sale of
them in that city.
It was thought that the Ministers Asso
ciation of this city might have considered
the advisability of a similar movement
here, but Inquiry among the members re
vealed the fact that no such move is con
templated, nor has it been considered.
‘•Not that there isn’t room for it," said
one of the ministers, but we aie'ar present
quite busy with other affairs on whl:h we
have already embarked, and which we
hope to bring to a successful termination
before we undertake any new work. To
spread our energies over too broad a field
would be to waste them.”
In connection with thte crusade against
Sappho some idea of its popularity in Sa
vannah may be of interest. Inquiry at
the Georgia Historical I.ibrary dis- losed
the fact that there was not a copy there,
nor had there been sufficient calls for it
to cause it to be brought up before the
committee for the purchase of books
Hut in spite of this fact its sale at the
book stores and the news stands have
been little less than phenomenal. A con
servative estimate places the number at
1,000, and it is probably nearer 1.500. These
figures refer to the cheap edition only,
and have nothing to do with the better
editions that may have been purchased
as permanent additions to private libra
At one of the book stores yesterday a
colored minister called for a copy of the
novel. He said he wanted to find out
whether it was a proper book to be read
by his people.
Annual Convention Travelers’ Pro
tective Association of Georgia,
Macon, Gh., April IO—SCI, 1000.
Low Kates Via Central of Georgia
For this occasion, the Central of Georgia
Railway will sell round-lrip ti<*kets for one
fare from all points in Georgia on April 18
and 19, with final return, limit April 23, 1900.
This rate is open to the public.
For further information apply to any
agent of Ihe Central of Georgia Railway,
ticket office, No. 107 Bull street, Cen
tral passenger station.—ad.
Auction Sale at The Meadows
Monday afternoon, April 10, 4 o’clock.
New Houston, Duffy and Henry street.
Terms, $25.00 cash, $5 per month; only 5
per cent, interest.
These lots are in a first class neighbor
hood, surrounded by some of the handsom
est homes in Savannah, and must Increase
rapidly in value. John L. Archer.—ad.
BEIT LINE TO THE EAST.
Three Splendid Limited Trains Vln
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 meais 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 Buii street.
Telephone 850. Depot ticket office. Plant
Charleston. S. C.
Your Southern trip will be Incomplete
unless you stop here. Stop-over privileges
allowed on all 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 firsi-elass.
Cuisine of the highest standard, affording
all modern conveniences at. moderate
rates. Send for illustrated booklet. YV.
Alts* Ida Carter,
“Graybeard cured me of dyspepsia,
which had almost made an invalid of me
Before taking Graybeard, 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. Pella, Tenn.
Get Graybeard at drug stores. Ask for
Graybeard pills. 25c —ad.
Scotch and Irish Whiskies.
The finest imported from Scotland and
Ireland are to be had from Lippman
Brothers. They are imported by that firm
in bottles from tne aistillerles in Scotland
and Ireland. And il you want the cele
brated Old Highland Scotch whiskey, or
the Wheeler Irish whiskey, call on Lipp
matt Brothers for it.
This fjrm has decided to sell all imported
Wines and liquors at retail, which we think
is quite an acquisition for our Savannah
Lippman Brothers have something espe
cially nice from Scotland called Cherry
whiskey, imported from Rutherford of
Leith, Scotland, and we are safe in saying
nothing like this has ever been imported
In these parts before. It has the most
' delightful cherry flavor, and the whiskey
is not of the strongest type.—ad.
Sleeping Car* era tween Savannah
The Plant System will inaugurate
sleeping car service between Savannah
and Montgomery, Monday Feb. 19. Leave
Savannah 6 p. m., city time. Arrive Mont
gomery S;10 a. m —ad.
LAND OF THE SKY.
Side Tonr* g7.GP, Southern Railway.
For tlie accommodation of its patrons
returning North the Southern Railway is
selling side trip tickets from Columbia to
Asheville and Hot St rings, N. C„ return
ing direct to Columbia or via Salisbury.
Stopovers on return tickets of fifteen days
at Columbia and Salisbury. An attractive
descriptive pamphlet on the “Land of the
Sky.” Asheville, Hot Springs, etc., may
be had upon application. Randall Clif
tcn. district passenger agent; James Free
man, city passenger and ticket agent, 141
Hull street; telephone 830. Savannah.-ad.
We sell S. S. S.. large $1,20; small 60c;
Peruna, 68c; Wine of Cardui, 58-: 4711
soap, 15c; P. P. P., 60c; Swamp Root, 39c;
Simmon's Liver Regulator, 34c; Pond's
Extract, 350; Plnaud's Eau do Quinine,
rma 1,36 c; eye glasses, crystal lense, $! 01
others charge. $2.50; Castoria. 22c; John
son's Tonic, 25c; Malted Milk. S2.£o; Pan
opopton, 80i ; Whittemore's Polish, 7c;
Wine Mariani, $9.00; Brotno Seiizer, 10c’.
15c, 30c. ijOc. We are agents for Harris'
Ltthta and Poland waters, graphophones
and records, Premo and Poco cameras,
Eastman's kodaks and supplies. YVe re!
pair graphophones and kodaks and sell
you all patent medicines at cost. Living
ston's Bull and Congress and De Solo
Pharmacy, 509 Bull street.-ad.
Eor Over Fifty Year*.
Mrs. Winslow's Sooihing Syrup has been
used for children teething, ii soot la* tiie
chl.d, eaflens the gums, allays all iMin
cures wind colic, and Is the best remedy
for Diarrhoea, Twenty-five emg a bocllc.
to please the most fas
tidious in STYLE ant
POCKET with the bes
Exclusive styles yen
will find only at
House Cleaning Timi
All the Help to
We Can Stipply.
The right kind of goods only, a
' prices below the reash of the high
For the warmer weather we hav<
ICE WATER COOLERS, ICE CREAj
FREEZERS, ICE TONGS, 101
SHAVERS, ICE PICKS, and ever]
other assistance to comfort ani
WHITING’S SOLID SILVER,
This is the low-price store.
GEO. W. ALLEN & CO.
State and Barnard Streets.
Lit & Perrins'
'fives a most delicious flavor to
Ist and Geld Meats,
Salads, Ssups, Gams,
Welsh Barshits, etc,
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS
This signature on every bottla—
John I>m-—'- v— v„.|
$1 A MONTH
It saves $2 a month ii
your fuel bill.
Could you get a bette
ill! U] [ii CiiJ
7 and 9 Congress St., W.
Rice Straw, Rice Straw,
For Forage and Redding.
TEXAS RUST PROOF OATS FOR SEC
CORN, OATS, HAY
AND ALL KINDS OF FEED.
T. J. DAVIS.
116 Day Street, Snraniiiili, •f
ONE MILLION HIDES WANTE
GREEN SALTED T
Buyer of Old Ralle, Scrap Iron and Meti
<l7 to 121 St. Julian street, weet.