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WITH WREATHS OF LAUREL
CRADIATT!* ST. VIN< E\T'3 CItOWN.
eh w ith < mri.in s.
Interesting Exercise* of the Class of
1900 Hold at tlie Theater—Miss
Helen Lyon* the Salutatnrian and
Miss Annie Houston the \ aledic
torian of the Class—The Other
Honors and Those Who Won
Them— The Music Well Rendered
and the Tableaux of StrikinK
Deauty—A Tribute to Ilisliop Beck
er His Successor’s Eloquent
Words to the Class.
The graduating exercises of the class of
1900 of Si. Vincent’s Academy took place
et the theater yesterday afternoon, begin-
Ing at 6 o’clock. The programme was a
potpourri of readings, instrumental music,
tableaux and song, concluding by a very
earnest and eloquent addre.-s by Bishop
The exercises ended one of the most suc
cessful years in the history of the acade
my and it was fining, therefore, that they
should have been characterized by the
high order of excellence that every num
ber displayed. Other than the disturb
ing accompaniment that emanated from
the thunderstorm that came up during the
exercises, preventing the audience from
hearing well some of the numbers, there
was nothing on the programme that any
one would have wished omi ted or that
anyone failed to enjoy.
The curtain rose shortly after the ap
pointed hour, displaying the six m mbers
of the graduating class, with the mem
bers of the senior classes of the academy
grouped in pyramidal form behind them.
The girls were in the conventional white
of graduation, the stage setting was dain
tily pretty, palms and ferns had been use I
bountifully in the decot a ion and the g- n
.eral effect aroused an instinctive and im
pulsive thrill of appreciation. From the
ranks of the graduates stepped fo ward
Miss Helen L\ons, the class flu atorian,
who delivered a greeting, full cf sweet
phrases and touched with girlish giace.
Miss Lyons greeting'was lir>t to Bish
op Kelley, who ocvupi and a seat none of
the boxes. She alluded to hi- kindly sym
pathy with the work of the school, his
never-fail ng store of encouragement for
the memb rs < f the clpss and h.s in'erest
in their efforts to attain success. These
hah end ard h m to every one of them
and imbued them with more than o and n
ary appreciation for the iiVspirarion of hi
pr scnce on the occasion of their gradua
tion. The greeting to the clergy, who
were largely re;-resented and to the
friends of the academy, who fillei the*
theat r. was no less graceful and sincere
Miss Mary A. Kennedy followed the sa
lutatorian with an affectionate tribute
to the memory of the Sate Bt. Rev.
Thomas A. Becker. Bn hop f Savannah
who was one of the most constant fri nds
and one of the staunchest and most
loyal advocates the academy ha ever
had. Miss Kennedy gave high praise to
Jthe late bishop, telling of his eminence in
every department of human endeavor, a
the scholar, as the ruler of his diocese,
as the shepherd of his flock. The death
cf Bishop Becker was felt by the school
to be one of the severest blows it had
ever received apd the tribute that Miss
Kennedy paid to his memory voices the
sentiment of faculty, graduates and un
One of the prettiest numbers on the
programme was the vocal duet. "Kat.v
Did. Katy Didn't." which was sung with
much humorous expression by Miss Ge
nevie Gaudry and Miss Ada Morgan. The
selections played by the Mandolin Club
were universally enjoyed.
The graduates .recited the closs poem,
written by Miss Elizabeth Hines, of the
class of 1892. and dedicated to 19<X>. The
poem has for Its subject and inspiration
the class mono. “Esto in finem iklelis,"
a sentiment that it elaborate with simple
fidelity and a rpuch more than ordinary
display of the poetic gift. Miss Julia
Boyle led the class in the recitation of
Mlh Wesfcott Sang. “Rock Me to Sleep,
Mother,” very sweetly, while the ic
sponse, “Angels Will Rock Thee to
Sleep.” was sung with equal beauty of ex
pression by Miss Meyers. As the strains
of the first song died away. Miss Me yerg
appeared on the stage. Miss Wesicoit's
head drooping on the back of the chair
in which she sat. as if in slumber. As the
response was sung the scene was unrolled
and a tableau, “The Dream." was dis
played. It represented the angel hod,
hovering, in winged beauty, over the
The most enthusiastic applause of the
evening wus evoked by the Delsarte ex- r
cises of the senior claese-. Each of the
girls carried a white veil and with these
a number of very beautiful effects were
produced, all with the ease and grace ani
absence of effort that form the distinctive
characteristis of the Delsarte school of
physical expression. The concluding pic
ture. with the dainty face of M ss May
Hogan appearing from the center of what
seemed to be diverging flower petals and
the faces of her classmates fringing the
tableau, was especially pretty and ef
The graduates were crowned and the
academic honors conferred by Bishop K i-
Jey. As each recipient of prize or medal
or diploma received from the hands of th rt
Bishop the reward of her scholastic e.lor.s
she kneit ayd kissed the episcopal ring.
The awards were as follows:
Senior B and C Classes—Gold badge, fo.*
Christian doctrine was awarded Miss
Katharine McCredmond. and gold badge *
for excellence to Mary Nugent and Mary
Crohan. The following young ladies, hav
ing attained the highest averages in the
monthly examinations, comi>eted for
the class prize: the Misses Mary Vetch ry,
Mary Nugent. Mary Brown, Margaret
Barrett, Katharine McCredmond and
Mary Jordan. The prize was won by Miss
Margaret Barrett. The prize for spoiling
was awarded Mi.-s Mary Verdery.
Sanior A Class—The Oufferty gold, medal
for Christian doctrine was awarded Miss
Katharine Blun. who won also the dic
tionary offered for the best examination
in written spelling. The gold badge for
excellence was drawn for by Miss Kath
arine Blun and Marie R. M. McMahon and
won by Miss Katharine Blun. A pre
mium for excellence was awarded Miss
The class of 1900, consisting of Miss An
nie Elizabeth Houston. Miss Mary Angela
Kennedy. Mias Ellen Angela Ly
ons, Miss Julia Mercedes Boyle. Miss
Mary Veronica Christian. Miss Ella An
nie O’Mara, received the highest honors
of St. Vincent's Academy, for having
successfully completed the prescribed
Diploma and “the Becker Gold Medal,”
for excellence, were awarded Miss Annie
Elizabeth Houston. Gobi medal, diploma
and ”Ui* Cafferty Gold Badge for Math
ematics,” were awarded Miss Mary An
gela Kennedy. Diploma and the Bishop's
gold medal, were awarded Miss Helen
Angela Lyons. Gold medal, diploma and
gold badge for drawing and penmanship,
were awarded Miss Julia Mercedes Boyle*.
Gold medal and diploma were awarded
Miss V. Christian Gold medal nn l
diploma were awarded Mins Ella Annie
Mies Annie Houston delivered the vale
dictory of the class to faculty, school
mate* and friends. Miss Houston's fare
well was a tender and graceful one, de
scriptive of the past efTort and present*
achievement *f the class, touching witn
cheerful anticipation the aspirations of j
her classmate* for the future, and with
loving yet reluctant retrospect the severed
r| dß that had bound them to Alma
(poutlgued on Third Fag 4 -
TOOK MONEY AND GI.Y.
Thief* Bold Work in J. H. Helm
J. H. He’.mken’s store, at Liberty and
Whitaker streets, was entered by a thief
early Tuesday morning and the cash till,
after having been pried open, was robbed
of all that it contained, which, fortu
nately for Mr. Helmken, was only a few
dollars. It is possible that some of the
stock also was taken, but up to the pres
ent time the only thing other than the
money that has been missed is a bottle
The entrance to the store was made by
smashing in a glass door on the Whitaker
street side of the building. Through the
opening made through the glass the thief
inserted hand and unshot the bolt.
The fact that this is the only door that
is closed and fastened in this way, as
well as the thief’s subsequent movements
after he had entered the premises, show
that he was acquainted with the arrange
ments of the store, and knew just what
he wanted and how best to get it. That
he is a cool hand is instanced by the fact
that after effecting his entrance he put
out ail of the lights that are usually left
burning and then went around the store
and pulled down the window- shades, thus
insuring himself against detection from
Since the robbery has come to light
some of Mr. Helmken's neighbors have
told h m that they saw’ the man at work
on the door sometime between 3 and 4
o’clock in the morning. They say he was
a white man and from the coolness and
assurance with which he went about the
business they supposed he had the right
to make the entrance and so said nothing
about the matter.
The robbery is the more daring as there
is an electric light on the corner, also
one of the Gamewell police boxes through
which the policeman on the beat reports
io the barracks once an hour.
FELL FROM HIS ENGINE.
Svritchman Run Over and Killed In
Plant System Yard*.
John Doby, n colored switchman of the
Piant System road, was run over and kill
ed yesterday afternon about 5 o'clock by
switch engine No. 90, on which he hud
been riding just prior to the accident.
The story of the accident, as told by an
other switchman, is that he and Doby
were on the foot board of the engine, end
holding to the hand rail; that whiie the
engine was running about three or four
miles an hour, and was but a few hundred
fee: from the passenger shed of the de
pot, the hand rail broke end both he an l
Doby w’ere thrown from the engine;
fortunately for himself, fell off to one side
of the track and was comparatively un
injured, but Doby fell directly in front of
:he engine. which passed over him. When
he was found later he had not been crush
ed by the wheels, but evidently had met
his death by coming into contact with
the ash pan under ihe engine, as his neck
was broken and he was badly cut on the
Coroner Goette was summoned and after
viewing the body gave premieslon for its
removal to the home of the dead man,
No. 554 Jones street, east. An inquest into
his death Will be held probably at the
Coroner's office sometime during to-day.
FI NEK VL OF DR. KING WYLLY.
Medical Societies and Masons Paid
the I.nst Tribute of Respect. ,
The funetal of Dr. King Wylly took
place yesterday morning at 11 o'clock
from his late residence. No. 19 Jones
freet, west. The remains were placed in
the family vault at Laurel drove Ceme
tery. The funeral was largely attended.
The Georgia and Savannah medical Soci
eties and Solomon's Lodge of Masons were
.Weil represented. Rev. Charles H. Strong
conducted the Episcopal funeral services
at the house and the cemetery. At their
conclusion the Masonic rite of burial was
performed by Solomon’s Lodge.
During the service a choir composed of
Mrs. Finnie and Mrs. Hunter, and Messrs.
Gorham and Beckett, sang Thy Will Be
Done." and “Abide With Me.”
The tloral offerings, which were very
beautiful, contained among them a beau
tiful wreath of white flowers with the
Confederate flag, sent by the Daughters
of the Confederacy,’and the Masonic em
blem of the square and compasses, a
tribute from Solomon's Lodge.
The pall-bearers were Col. B. W.
Wrenn, Dr. W. F. Brunner, and Messrs.
William I’. Symonds, George w. Wilden,
F. M. Oliver and J. R. Sheldon.
Ml ST PAY SPECIAL TAXES.
Many Dealers Mast tough I p to the
Government by July 1.
Deputy T’nited States Collector Theo
dore Bosch requests the Morning News
to announce that all special taxes are due
and payable July 1. These include liquor
dealers, wholesale tobacco dealers, brok
ers, both stock and commercial, dealers in
oleomargerine, bankers, billiard tables
and bowling alleys, dealers in mixed flour
and all the other various lines of busi
ness which help to swell the govern
ment’s internal revenue receipts and en
able it to carry on its campaign of civili
zation in Porto Rico, Cuba, the Philip
pines and elsewhere.
The government is very particular about
this matter, Mr. Basch says, and no ex
cuses will be accepted from delinquents.
The taxes can be paid either to the depu
ty collector or to the stamp clerk. Mr. H.
E. Wilson, or to the Internal revenue col
lector In Atlanta, it makes no difference
so they are paid.
ISLE OJ HOPE'S REGATTA.
I neiit I lull A\ ill Alert to Arrange
Other Sports for July 4.
The meeting of the Isle of Hope Yacht
Club will be held to-night at Isle of Hope
to arrange for next Wednesday's regatta.
A good deal of Interest Is being taken in
th. event. There are already sixteen (it
tries anil more are < xpecled before the
week Is ended. Besides the regatta there
will be tub and swimming races. In the
yacht race there will be no restriction as
to the amount of canvas the yachts shall
catry, but no outriggers will he allowed.
ATLANTA GROCERS' TRIP.
Retailers on Their Fifth Animal Ev
en r, 1o u to Tybee.
The fifth annual seashore excursion of
the Retail Grocers' Association of Atlan
ta reached the city yesterday morning,
bringing with it about S(W excursionists
Several of the party stopped over In the
city, but the greater part went direct to
Tybee, where they will spend the most
of their time until the return trip will be
made, which is to-morrow night.
John G. RlkcliolY Demi.
Mr. John H. Heeseman. a well known
employe of the Plant System, received a
telegram from Charleston yesterday, an
nouncing the death of his brother-in-law.
Mr. John G. Bischoff, of that city. Mr.
Heeseman left for Charleston to attend
the funeral to-day.
Hellelieil !Mt Degrees Again,
The second time this year mercury
reached ninety degrees yesterday. The
mean temperature for the day was three
degrees above the normal. In spite of
his June Is still 3ii degrees b.dow the
average In temperalure.
A dozen raw with a bottle of Cook's Im
perial Extra Dry Champagne U an after
.theater thought.—ad. >
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1900.
LESTER NAMED UNANIMOUSLY.
HE IS AGAIN THE STANDARD BEAR
ER OF THE FIRST DISTRICT.
The Convention at Statesboro a Very
Harmoniou* One—Old Bulloch Re
ceived the Compliment* of the
Conveutlo for Her Rock-Ribbed
Democracy and StHtenboro for Her
Bounteous Hospitality—“We Hud
Better Be Careful About Interfer
ing; With Other People** Liberties
for Fear of Lotting; Our Own,” Said
Col. Lester in Accepting the Nomi
nation—Col. Estill Again NRuie
HOW DID THEY LEAVE PEKIN?
Chairman of the District Execu
Hon. Rufus E. Lester was unanimously
renominated as a candidate for the Fifty
seventh Congress at the Democratic Dis
trict Convention of the First district, at
Statesboro yesterday. The convention was
thoroughly harmonious and satisfactory
in every way, and the unanimity with
which everything was done points to one
of Col. Lester's usual large majorities in
Every member of the Chatham county
delegation attended, witji Col. Lester and
Hon. W. W. Sheppard of Liberty county,
and all of the delegation returned to Sa
vannah last night full of praise for the
good people of Statesboro and Bulloch
county, and thoroughly pleased with the
The Savannah delegates reached States
boro about 11 o'clock, and were taken in
charge by citizens, who entertained them
until the hour for dinner arrived. The
dinner, by the way, is said to have been
a feast, which the delegates hardly ex
pected to find, even in the good county of
The convention was not called to order
until 2 o’clock, for the convenience of the
delegates who came by the lae trains.
Col. J. H. Esitll, as chairman of the Dis
trict Executive Committee, called the
convention to order. Upon motion by Mr.
Sheppard of Liberty, which was carried
unanimously, Col. Estill was elected per
manent chairman. On motion of Hon.
J. A. Brannon of Bulloch, Mr. Charles
G. Edwards of Tattnali was unanimously
Upon call of the roll of counties the
representation was found to be as fol
Bryan—J. G. Moore.
Bulloch—J. A. Warnock, J„ A. Bran
Chatham—J. H. Estill. P. A. S.
Herman. T. P. Ravenel, F. C. Battey,
Emanuel—Alfred Herrington, John D.
Liberty—W. W. Sheppard.
Mclntosh—J. K. Clarke, by proxy.
Screven—Henry D. Lef, T. B. Hilton.
Tattnall—*Charles G. Edwards, C. S.
Grice, W. L. Edwards.
Nominations being in order. Col. R. E.
Lester was placed in nomination by Mr.
P. A. Stovall as the Democratic candi
date from the First Congressional Dis
trict for the Fifty-se\%nth Congress. In
making the nomination Mr. Stovall took
occasion o pay a high tribute to the
rock-ribbed Democracy of Bulloch coun
ty. He recalled the fact that twenty-three
years ago Hof. Julian Hartridge, in
behalf of the district, had presented a
beautiful banner to the county because it
had not cas a single Republican vote in
the Tilden-Hayes presidential election of
1*76. Fifty years ago only five Whigs
could be found in Bulloch county.
The vote of the county has always been
largely Demo ratio and did not swerve
from the lanks in the days of Populism.
Referring to national issu s. Mr. Sto
vall said in part:
•The Democratic party has ever been
the party of expansion. Under her rule
Louisiana. Texas and Florida were an
nexed. but in every instance the people
were immediately made citizens. The
nets of the Republican party since the
war with Spain have sounded its own
death knell. In the place of liberating
down-trodden people. the> ? are taking in
slaves and establishing colonies, setting
up imperialism and a monarchy. Our
party is the party of expansion, but of ex
pansion of the fair and legitimate sort.
There never was a time when our pros
pects were brighter for the success of our
national ticket with W. J. Bryan a: Us
head. I take great pleasure in nominating
Hon. Rufus E. Lester to succeed himself
in the Fifty-seventh Congre.^.”
Hon. J. A. Brannen seconded the nomi
nation. In the course of his remarks, he
said that Bulloch is the center of the
district, and that the Democracy of the
county has always remained true blue.
While quite a number of the other coun
ties in the district had. at times, either
gone Populist or otherwise, Bulloch had
always put up a good majority for De
mocracy. As an illustration, he said he
started to read a ticket once to an old cit
izen. The man stopped him: "Is that
the regular Democratic ticket?" ‘ les."
"Well that’s all the d—m thing I care
about it. Put it in." He heartily in
dorsed the nomination.
Hon. Alfred Herrington said that Col.
Lester had borne the flag bravely when
the party was in doubt about the result
in times past, and had carried it to vic
tory ever,, and thought there had been
some dissensions and differences, all had
quieted down, he was glad to say. Col
Lester, he would have o great victo
ry, and roll up a big majority.
A motion to make the nomination by ac
clamation was unanimously carried and
Col. Lester was declared the nominee of
the party for the First District.
The chair appointed Messrs. Gordon
Saussy, P. A. Stovall and J. A. Brannen
a committee to notify Col. Lester of his
nomination and to escort him to the hall.
This was soon done. Col. Lester was re
ceived with enthusiastic applause. He was
of course expected to make some response
to the greeting of the convention.
After thanking tiie people of the Frist
District most heartily for the renomina
tioti, he said in substance: The l)emo
cratic%arty has a great task to perform
in the coming campaign. This country is
rapidly drifting to an imperial policy
under Republican rule. That party has
made rapid strides alohg that line, ever
since the war with Spain began, and its
only object Is to make a show. All this
clatter and clang is not for humanity’s
sake, but to show to the world what a
great country we have. We had better
hold on to what we have already got be
fore we grab for more. In seeking io en
slave others we endanger our own liberty;
and it remains for the Democratic party
to appoint the watch dog of our national
liberty and independence. By enlarging
our navy and army until it is the great
est on earth we create a power that some
body is always ready to wield, A Caesar
can always he found to dominate the peo
ple when the implements of force are' at
hand. Just as the people retire from tak
ing part in the government affairs, so
imperialism and monarchy increase. The
Republican party has been false to nil of
its pledges, and the scandals in Cuba.
Porto Rico and the Philippines have
shown plainly that their management is
solely for gain and rapacity of all kinds.
If the Democratic party does not arouse
itself and carry the next national elec
tion no one can tell where we will land.
If the Philippines and Cuba and Porto
Rico are made states we will have three
million more of negro voters to con
tend with. The Republicans
say they want to hold ori to Cuba. Porto
Rico and the Philippines for the sake of
trade*. It is no such thing. It is to create
offices, make a great show, and grab all
they can from the people of the republic.
k go the Democrats we must look for reun-
tion of what liberties we already have,
and the salvation of the country.”
In conclusion. Col. Lester eaid: "We
had better be careful about interfering
with other people'* liberties for fear of
losing our own."
Col. Lester’s speech was received with
The following resolution, introduced by
Mr. Sheppard, was unanimously carried:
"Be it resolved by the Democratic party
of the First Congressional District of
Georgia, in convention assembled. That
we welcome with warm heart and open
arms all persons w’ho have seen fit to
differ with us in politics in the past, and
we extend to them a mdst cordial invi
tation to join with us in secur ng the
victory for the Democratic party, the
party which has ever stood for Equal
rights to all the people and special priv
ileges to none."
The following Executive Committee was
selected to serve for the ensuing two
Bryan—W. W. Geiger, Pembroke.
Thomas Morgan. Ellabelle.
Bulloch—R. Lee Moore, D. R. Groover.
Burke—George O. Warnock. Simeon
Chatham—J. H. Estill. H. C. Cunning
Effingham—W. L. Gigniliatt, Pineora;
Julian H. Smart. Eden.
Emanuel—W. W. Larson, Frank Mitch
Liberty—Newton J. Norman. Fleming*
ton; Robert M. Martin, Hinesville.
Mclntosh—James Lachlison, J. K.
Screven—ll. C. Evans Theirsa; E. K.
Tattnall—J. B. Moore, Claxton; Charles
G. Edwards, Reidsville.
Col. Estill was unanmiously re-elected
permanent chairman of the Executive
Committee for the ensuing two years.
The following resolution by Mr. Shep
pard. was unanimously carried:
Resolved. That the Democratic party of
the First Congressional District, in con
vention assembled, congratu ate the peo
ple of Bulloch county and the town of
Statesboro upon their thriving condition
and extend to them the sincere thanks
of the convention for their cordial hospi
ALDERMAN DOYLE OBJECTED.
Thought Cemetery Question Should
Keep Alderman Wells ut Home.
The meeting of City Council yesterday
afternoon was uneventful. No report was
made upon the petitions for street rail
way franchises, and the cemetery matter
only came up incidentally, when. Aider
man Wells requested a leave of absence
for the summer. Alderman Doyle prompt
ly entered an objection. The cemetery
question was likely to be brought up hi
any time, he said, and Alderman Wells’
vote was needed. Under the circumstances
ne did not think he should be permitted
to go away.
Nevertheless the leave of absence was
granted with Alderman Doyle voting in
the negative. A few moments later when
Alderman Haas stated that he would
probably ask for a five or six-week leave
of absence at an early date, Alderman
Doyle promptly remarked that he would
make no objection.
The communication from Mr. W. J.
Miscally, staring the willingness of the
owners of the Avondale tract to sell the
same for cemetery purposes, and express
ing a desire to confer with the aldermen
in the maner. was referred to the Special
Cemetery Committee. As previously
stated the tract contains 320 acres, of
which 175 are already drained and suita
ble for cemetery purposes, w hile the great
er part of the remainder is 6uscep*ible of
easy improvement by drainage. No price
is mentioned in the communication.
Supt. Screven of the police oepartmear.
petitioned for an appropriation to be used
in entertaining the visiting chiefs of po
lice, and sheriffs at their approaching
State Convention et Tybee. The petition
was referred to the Committee of the
The Georgia Infirmary w r as donated the
amounts of two executions, against it for
sidewalk and street improvements.
Mrs. Annie McStay petitioned to be al
lowed $333.85, the amount of the difference
between the sums recommended to be paid
her by thfc Fire Commissioners and the
amount actually paid' her by # the commit
tee on account of the death of her hus
band, Frank McStay, who was killed by
falling through a gritting on the north
side of Bay street during the Hull fire,
September 23. 1896. The Fire Commission
ers recommended the payment of the fun
eral expenses, $90.85, the continuance of
her husband’s salary of S6O a month for
six months, and the payment of sl2 a
month thereafter. Council only allowed
SSO for funeral expenses and has only paid
sl2 a month. As Mrs. McStay was left
with a large family of children on her
hands she feels that she is entitled to the
same generous treatment as had been
previously given the widow’s of other
firemen who had lost their lives in the
service. The petition was referred to the
Committee on Fire and Finance.
J. O. Bewan was granted permission to
retail liquor at Bull and Best streets.
There w’ere two petitions before Council
concerning this matter, one protesting
against the granting of the license and
the other favoring it. They were consid
ered in committee of the whole.
Mrs. Rosa Eulenberg petitioned for per
mission to transfer her "red hot" license
to R. Horoviiz.
An ordinance by Alderman Wells was
adopted, fixing the width of Burroughs
street, between Andersbn and Fifth
streets, at 40 feet. An ordinance was also
adopted authorizing the sale to J. S. Col
lins of the western portion of lots A and
B. Reppard ward, a strip of land about
14x110 feet, at 35 cents per square foot.
A communication was received from
Secretary S. K. Thetis of the Park and
Tree Commission announcing that the
sphinxes had been replaced in Forsyth
Park, and requesting that as the commis
sion had "exhausted" its appropriation,
that the expense of replacing the figures
be paid by Council. The clerk stated that
the park and tree appropriation was
somewhat overdrawn, but not exhausted,
it still having $4,000 to its credit. The
bill was accordingly ordered paid and
charged against the commission's appro
Rills against the city amounting to $14.-
868.71 were reported correct and passed
for payment. It was a noticeable fact
that every member of Council, with the
exception of Alderman Bacon, who is out
of the city, was present at the meeting.
CAMERA CU II TALKS.
Exhibition of Pictures and Demon
stration of W.*tlind*.
Mr. Samuel M. Whitesides gave an In
teresting talk on photo-enlarging before
the Camera Club last night. The talk
was supplemented by n demonstto ion of
the use of the enlarging camera and the
exhibition of a number of enlarged photo
After Mr. Whitesides' talk a number of
photographs were exhibited by members
of the club, among them a panoramic v ew
of the river front from the new S /aboard
Air Line drawbridge above the city to
the lower wharves taken from a point op
posite the Ocean Steamship wharves by
Mr. D. Van Wagenen. The picture is 3 l i
Mr. F M. Weller gave a demonstration
of the use of Cyko paper which is being
taken tip by the members of the club.
Elks to Atlantic City.
A meeting of Savannah Lodge of Elk<
will be held to-night to discuss the pro
posed tr p by Savannah Elks to Atlantic
When you nerd medicine you should get
the best that money can buy, and ex
perience proves this to be Hood’s Sursa
JEALOUS OF THEIR AUTHORITY
WHY ACADEMY" TRUSTEES AND
SCHOOL HOIRD C“l I.DVT AGREE.
Board of Education Receives Report
of It* Committee—The Report Give*
the History of the Negotiations
With tlie Trustee* and the Cause*
of Their Failure to Agree—The
Committee Recommend* That no
Further Effort to Reach an Agree
ment Be Made and That the Trus
tees Be Left Free to Select Their
Own Plans and to Reconstruct the
Building According to Their Own
At a special meeting of the Beard of Ed
ucation held yesterday afternoon the com
mittee appointed several months ago to
confer with a similar committee from the
trustees of Chatham Academy submitted
its report. Ii was read and received as
information. Owing to the fact that thepe
was barely a quorum of the board pres
ent it was decided to postpone consider
ation of the report until to-morrow af
ternoon at 4 o'clock, to which time the
The report makes decidedly interesting
reading. As already foreshadowed in the
Morning News, the joint commute s have
failed to reach any agreement, chiefly,
it would s?em from the committee's re
port. because of the unwillingness of the
committee of the trustees to waive their
prerogatives suoiffiently to admit the com
mittee from the Board of Education to
full and free consultation upon the sub
ject of anew building. The history of
the conference and its failure to achieve
any results is outlined in the report,
which is as follows.
"We regret to report that we are unable
to agree with the honorable committee
from the Trustees of Chatham Academy
touching the plan for the restoration of
that portion of the academy which was
des royed by fire in December last—now
nearly seven months ago.
“At the joint meeting of the trustees of
Chatham Academy and the Board of Ed
ucation held on the -6th day of February.
1900. at which meeting was submitted a
plan that had been previously favorably
passed on by the or by a com
mittee from that honorable body, and
which plan, in the opinion of the Board
cf Education, confirmed by the superin
tendent, principal of the High School and
other teachers, was unsuited to the needs
of our schools, it was agreed, after a
thorough ands ussicn of tie question by
the iw’o boards, that committees repre
senting each of the two bodies should be
appointed w’hose duty it should be to con
fer together and agree upon some plan
that wrould be satisfactory io both bodies.
The idea then was, as we understood it.
that the trustees of Chatham Academy
would use all or so much of its funds
may be necessary in the erection of a
modern s hool building suited to the needs
of the day. and, in architectural style,
in keeping with the beauty of our city,
and with the further id*=-a in view’ that
whatever amount should be thus expend
ed by the trustees over and above the
insurance collected on the destroyed
building would in ihe nature of rents, not
to exceed $3,(00 per' annum, be refunded
to the trustees by the B}ard of Educa
"To the end that a satisfactory result
should be ob ained and that this result
should be speedily obtained, we under
stood the sen:*e of the joint meeting to
bo that there should be full and free
interchanges of views betw’een the mem
bers of the two committees. Without any
conference beween the two commit
tee's. the committee from the trustees ad
vertised for plans to be submitted to
them on the 25th day of April. 1900. Some
weeks after the day named for the su -
mission of the plans, we were called to
meet with the committee from the trus
tees, and were presented with a plan,
which, we understood from the members
of raid committee, they had adopted end
presented for our consideration. No op
portunity had previously been given to
us to inspect a large number of plans
which had been submitted,, nor were w.
Invited to any conference or discussion
concerning these plans. The plan sub
mitted by the committee from the trustees
did not meet with our approval. At that
meeting, which lasted less than an hour,
we were told there were many other
plans which the Committee of the Trus
tees had discussed and studied, and that
the plan submitted was the result of their
judgment. Some of these plans, other
than the one submitted, were, at our re
quest, submitted to us and two or more
of the plans rejected by the Trustees’
Committee, were preferred by us to the
one which they had previously adopted.
Indeed two or more of these plans we
thought, w’ith some modifications, would
meet with the apprqval of the Board of
Education. As hereinbefore intimated, we
then felt that we should have been con
ferred with in the inspection and discus
sion of the various plans which h-ad been
submitted in pursuance of the advertise
ment. Though, perhaps, not distinctly
stated and agreed upon between the two
committees, we left that conference with
the distinct impression that the two com
mittees would be again called ogether
at an early day. to discuss the plana then
before the Trustees’ Committee. Some of
us were not a little surprised, a few’ days
thereafter, when we learnd that the Trus
tees’ Committee had rejected all of the
plans, and had employed an architect to
"On the 25th pf June, we were again in
vited by the Trustees’ Committee to meet
with them, and at that time a plan was
submitted to us, which we were
informed had been adopted by the
Committee of the Trustees and we un
derstood that this only could be con
sidered by that the style of the archi
tecture was not a matter of concern to
us; that if the plan submitted was ac
ceptable and the two bodies could
upon a rental, the trustees would erect
the building. We do not approve of the
plan. It is distinctly different from any
that we had before sonsidered or had
"We recognized fully that the honorable
trustees had the right to exclude this
body, or a committee from this holy,
from their deliberations in the discussion
of plans through which discussion the
Trustees Committee came to a conclusioi
satisfactory to themselves. It seems to
us, however, that the purpose in appoint
ing the two committees* as representing
the two bodies has miscarried, aid. as we
are unwilling to accept the conclusions of
the honorable gentlemen who hove the
authority in the premises, and feeling that
no satisfactory settlement can be reache 1
under the plan o* procedure insistel npoi
by the Trustees Commit iee, we beg to b?
discharged from further service in the
"We further suggest that the Board of
Education take n*q further part in the
matter for fear that the erection of the
building, already long delayed, may be
postponed Indefinitely. We think It better
that the entire responsibility in the se
lection of plans and in the erection of a
new. or in the repairing of the o’d bul d
ing. be left to the honorable trustees, and.
when they have completed their work,
that this body should, if allowed to do so!
make the best terms that it can for the
use cf such building as the truseee may
"The conduct of the committee from th*
trustees ha* impressed us with ihe dea
that the gentlemen composing Mid com
mittee are jealous of their author.ty on 1
zealous in the exercise of It.
"While not unmindful of the proverb."ln
the multitude of counselors there i* safe-
JCogtinued op Seventh Pago, ,
HENRY SOLOMON & SON.
Sole Distributing Agents.
The Best Vet!
A Lot for a Home or for a “Spec!"
The best yet! A lot for a home, or for
a "spec!” A better investment than a
savings bank account or a life insurance
policy. The old and reliable Chatham
Re*f! Estate and Improvement Company
offers for sale lots Price, Plant, St.
Michael. St. Johns, St. Nicholas and St.
Paul S<reets. a plat of which will appear
in the Morning News on Sunday next,
This property is offered on terms which
can not be equaled by any person, syndi
cate or corporation in this city or else
where. Not only will the company sell
lots on the liberal terms set forth below,
but when the payments are sufficient to
guarantee it a loan w’ill be made so that
rhe buyer can build a house.
Note how easy it is to pay for a lot!
$29.00 cash! and $2.50 a month on un
paid purchase money, with 5 per cent, in
terest. This means practically that you
receive interest at the rate of 5 per cent,
per annum on every dollar you pay in
from the time you pay it until you make
the last payment!
New' system of house drainage through
this property. Anderson Street School
nearby. Sale on premises Tuesday, July
10. 1900. 6 o’clock p. m. By order of the
Board of Directors.
C. H. DORSETT. Auctioneer.—ad.
For Stealing S4O.
Ruby Jenkins, colored, was arrested yes
terday by Detective J. Stark on the
charge of stealing S4O from Mr. J. Crook
There were a few other arrests during the
day, but none of more than passing inter
est. , ,
Fourth July Excursion,
Via Central of Georgia Railway.
One fare and a third round trip between
all points in Southeastern Passenger As
sociation territory. Tickets on sale, July
2. 3 and 4. Final limit July 7. 19)0. Ticket
office, 107 Bull street, and Central pas
One Fare Roaud Trip to Warm
Via Central of Georgia Railway.
Account meeting Georgia Bar Associa
tion. Tickets will b> soli from all cou
pon ticket stations in Georgia. July 3, 4
and 5. Final limit July 7. 1900. Ticket of
fice 107 Bull street, and Central passenger
For Sale at A notion.
Some of the most beautiful lots in Col
linsville will be. sold at auction Tuesday.
July 3. at 5 o'clock p. m. Terms. $25.0)
cash. $5.00 a month, 6 per cent, interest
Also nice residences. $50.00 cash. $25 00 a
month, 6 per cent. John L. Archer.
We have a nice line of cider in bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Lippman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets, Sa
To Brunswick and Return, 181.00 Via
tlie Plant System, Sunday*.
In addition to ihe Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of SI.OO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. m. and
5:20 a. m—ad.
Five dollars a month isn't much; but
if you put It in a piece of Savannah real
estate for a few years, you will have a
good start in life.
You w’ill have a chance to do this July
3. at 5 o'clock, when some of the most
beautiful lots in Collinsville will be sfld
at auction. John L. Archer, Auctioneer,
For Snlo nt Auction.
Some of the most beautiful lots in Col
linsville will be sold at auction Tuesday,
July 3, at 5 o’clock p. m. Terms, $25.00
cash. $5.00 a month, 6 per cent, interest
Also nice residences, $5D.00 cash. $25.00 a
month, 6 per cent. John L. Archer,
Half Rates to Kansas C'lty and Re
turn Via Centra” of Georgin Rail
Democratic Convention. Tickets on sale
July 1 and 2. Final return limit July 9.
1900. Direct route via Macon. Columbus
and Birmingham, through sleepers Sa
vannah to Birmingham, and Birmingham
to Kansas City. Ticket office 107 Bull
street and Central passenger station.—ad.
Five dollars a month isn't much; but
if you put it in a piece of Savannah real
estate for a few years, you will have a
good start in life.
You will have a chance to do this July
3, at 5 o’clock, when some of the most
beautiful lots in Collinsville wi’.l be sold
at auction. John L. Archer. Auctioneer
Five dollars a month Isn’t much; but
if you put it in a piece of Savannah real
estate for a few years, you will have a
good start in life. (
You will have a chance to do this July
3, at 6 o'clock, when some of the most
beautiful lots In CoUlnsvl.le will be sold
at auction. John L. Archer, Auctioneer,
For Sale nt Auction.
Some of the most beautiful lots In Col
linsville wdll be sold at auction Tuesday,
July 3, ,at’s o’clock p. m. Terms, $25.00
cash, $5.00 a month, 6 per cent, interest
Also nice residences, $50.00 cash. $25.w a
month, 6 per cent. John L. Archer,
Flant System will sell round trip tickets,
account yacht race Charleston. May 27
and 28, with limit two days at one fare.
Sleeper will leave Savannah train No. 78
night of the 27th. Car wili be placed in
depot for reception of passengers after
9 p. m.—ad.
Sunday Trips to Brunswick Via
Plant System tjll.oo.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick cn Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m —a.d.
Summer excursion f’robiem.
The attractive and interesting publica
tion* issued by the Southern Railway,
namely, Summer Homes Folder, "hand
of the Sky’’ and Sopphire country pam
phlots will greatly assist one In selecting
desirable summer resorts. Low rate ex
cursion tickets now on sale via South
ern. James Freeman. C. P. and T
A.; Randall Clifton, district passenger
HI * * r
All Kinds of
At Factory Prices.
Congress and Whitaker Sts.
Cbilcot, the Yukon
and the Economic.
Best in their class.
Peerless and Zero.
Best in the world.
U. PEEPLES X SONS.
Stills and Fixtures
PATCHING COPPER AND RIVET*
SHEET AND BOLT COPPER.
As pairing thr ugh the country • spartak
IATANM.H. OA. MOBILE, Ale*
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i jsmz j
I H A DI)WARE,
jl!3 BROUGHTON STREET, WEST.
Black Eye, Pigeon and Cow Peaa
Potatoes, Onions, Peanuts, and all fruit*
and vegetables in season.
Hay, Grain. Flour, Feed.
Rice Straw, ilagio Poultry and StoeV
Our Own Cow Feed. ete.
213 and 215 BAY. WEST.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
BAY STREET. Ws*t.
For your stock. The fly season Is now oa
us and the time to use
Tough on Flies,
n lotion when applied will prevent you*
horses and cattle from being pestered. Try
it and be convinced.
HAY. GRAIN. BRAN, COW FEEJX
CHICKEN FEEt>, etc.
T. J. DAVIS.
Phone 223. 11S Bay street, west
Is highly recommended a* a remedy for
liuiff diseases and as n preventive for
typhoid, malarial and all kinds of levers
Amenta, K. Fmigcra £ Cos., Wew York
Empty Moln.aee Hosuhesdi (or
£ M. GILBERT & CO. \