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TO SUBMIT A GROUND PLAN.
FOR APPRO YU* OF THE CHATHAM
Committee of file Hoard of educa
tion lo Select and Submit a Plan
for Rebuilding tlie Academy De
cide* to Take One Step at a Tint**.
Will Thus Re Enabled to Keep In
Touch With the Trustee* and
Save Wante of I,abor—Trustee*
Notified of Action of Committee
The committee recently appointed by the
Board of Education to select and submit
a plan for the inspection and approval of
the trustees of Chatham Au -my for the
reconstruction of that huiMir.g has taken
the first steps towards accomplishing the
object for which it wa:- appointed and
jflll shortly take the second step.
The first step was t.* ken by the commit
tee yesterday afternoon when it
met and agreed upon a ground
plan for the building. Th 6 com
mittee did not go ary further thin the
ground plan, as it concluded that it would
he a waste of time to work out a plan for
the entire building before as rtaining the
vlaws of the trustees upon the elemental
features of the plan, the decision being
that the ground plan should be submitted
to the trustees at their earliest conveni
ence. Notice of this decision was mailed
the chairman of tilt board of trustec-s
during the afternoon.
The commit lee. consisting of Cos!. Mer
cer, Mr. Lee Boy Myers, Messrs. Saussy
and O’Bvrne and Superintendent Ash
more, met at the office of the superintend
ent. A number of plans were considered,
among the number bring plan N*>. v which
was submitted recently i > n Bui 'ding
Committed of the Trustees and disapprov
ed of by the Building Commute.- of the ,
Board of Education.
A ground plan, embodying the features. \
both necessary and dost ruble for a public
schol building, as suggesttd by Superin
tendent Ashm re. was agreed upon, and i
was decided not to proceed any further in
the rmitter until the trustee* had been
given an opportunity to pass upon th
portion of the plan.
Superintendent Ashmore, when seen ft
er the meeting, declined to say wheth r
the ground plan selected was from the
plan of any particular architect The plan
agreed upon, he said, simply embodic I the
necessary fea: tires for the ground floor of
a large school building, providing for
eight large rooms, conveniently arranged,
properly lighted and ventilated and with
the usual conveniences
"The ground | <.n submitted Is simply a
sketch." said Supt. Ashmore. "If ac
ceptable to the trii’s •* s our committee
will proceed with th<* elevation of the
building. The idea is to go over the
ground carefully, and to have frequent
conferences with the trust*-- we pro- i
gress. In this way w< will secure a fn*e
exchange of ideas, and at the same time
avoid the waste of labor which would
result from working out a complete plan
nhich might fail to meet the approval
of the trustees. The idea i also kept in
view* of agreeing upon -a building which
can be erected within the means at the
command of the trustees. By proceeding
In this manner I sec no re.ison why an
Agreement should not be reached, which
will be entirely satisfactory both to the
trustees and the Beard of Education.**
In the meantime it should be lorne in
mind that the spring has gon the sum
mer is here, and winter is fast approach
ing, and if the new building is to be of
service for any portion of the next school
year, the less time lost in ogreeing on a
plan ami breaking ground for a pew build
ing the better for the hundreds of school
children who are pr ii illy homeless, so
far as school accommodations are con
TRY IXG TO EVMT TE.VWT.
Dl*po*no**or y Warrant %grn£n*t ,T.
TV. Teeplt* 1* on Trial.
The trial of the case of Eva Beile
Wimpy and Mary Houser against J. W.
Teeple was resumed in the Superior
Court yesterday morning and went on
during the remainder of the day. The
case was not concluded, and will be taken
up again when court convenes this morn
The plaintiffs are endeavoring to evi t
the defendant from the premis* s now
used by him as a furniture store, on
Broughton and Montgomery s reets, upon
which he has a leas- The f*ont*-*n: ion
of the plaintiffs is that Teej.de has de
faulted in the payment of two monthly
Instalments of the rent, has thus vio- i
lated the terms of the contract of lease
end been notified to yield possession.
The defendant denies that he is at all
derelict in his payments and refuses to
give up the property. His further con
tention is that when the property was
destroyed by fire tic agreed with the
ogent of the plaintiff to replace it for
sl,7(K>. which h<- did. Instead of being
paid $1,700, he was paid but and
for this reason he refused to pay the
Arguments were made by Mr. W. F.
Slater and Mr. \Y. \V. Osborne for the de
fendant. Mr. Osborne did not conclude
and will resume his argument when court
convenes. He will be followed by Mr. W.
C. Hartrjdge. who will make the conclud
ing argument for the plaintiff. The ar
guments of yesterday were interesting
and ut times spicy.
DROWNED IN ROSIJDEW ( ItEEK.
Body of YN lilt• Man May He That of
H. It. Zouck*.
The body of a whic- man was found
yesterday in Hosedew creek, just across
from Montgomery. The body has not
been identified. The coroner was notified
of the discovery lust night, but too late
to go to the scene. He will leave this
morning for Montgomery to hold an in
There is a supposition that the body
may be that of Robert R. Houcks, who
disappeared from his home Tuesday and
has not been heard of since. When last
Been he had on a blue serge suit and
straw hat. His higfit is live feet eight
Inches; lignt complexion, light mustache
nd is epileptic. An effort was made to
eee Mr. S. H. Zoucks ifter the report of
the finding of I
been received, but lie had gone to bed
find could not be seen. Mr. S. 11.
Zourks reported tlie disappearance of his
relative to (he Morning News in the* af
TO FINISH HI LL STREET.
.lVork of Coni|iletfnff Gravel Pave
ment to lies in Shortly.
The Director of Public Works w 11 ho
jen the work of completing Bull street
from Tenth street to 11still avenue with
Augusta gravel In a few days. The dis
tance to be piv and is about three blocks,
the improvement hating been decided
upon ly Council some time s.nce.
There was some opposition to using
*rav<l upon the str ets on arcount of th
unsatisfactory results shown by the r akl
way of this material already laid on Bull
street, hut for of uniformity it
was decid'd lo finish the street with
gravel. Chairman Dixon of the Street
and Lane Committee stat'd yest-rdav
that Augusta giavel only would he mel
You never read of such cures ele whete
as those accomplished by Hood's Sarsa
parilla, did you? It la America s Gttaies
WEDDED AT OLD TRINITY.
Marriage of '3r. John S. Sim* and
Alisa I.ilia E. Exley.
A quiet but pretty wedding took place at
Trinity Church last evening when Miss
Lilia Elizabeth Exley and Mr. John Sam
uel Sims were married byt Rev. B a scorn
Anthony. The chuch, which was deco
rate i with palm* and smilax, was filled
with th*> relatives and friends of the
young couple for some time before the
ceremony at 8:30 o’cloc k. Promptly at the
hr.or, *ns the organist struck the first
notes of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March,
the bride entered on the arm of her fath
er. Mr. William L Ex fey, who gave her
away. Her lovely gown was of white
mousseline dfe 60le over taffeta, the skirt
finished with two deep accordion-pleated
ruffles. A bolero jacket of insertions of
Mechlin lace over a finely pleated vest of
the mousseline made a beautiful bodice,
and Instead of the customary veil she
wore only an aigrette in her hair. At the
( h.ti: - 1 she was met by the groom, with
his best man, Mr. J. M. Rogers. The
ushers wore Dr F. M. Exley, Mr. J. H
Burner, Mr. R. M. Hitch and Mr. T. S.
After the ceremony the march from
Lohengrin was played as a recessional.
There was no reception and Mr. and Mrs.
Sirnfe took the midnight train. They will
spend some time at (he North Carolina ■
resorts, going later to the North until
Oct. 1. After the 15th of October they !
will be nr home to their friends.
Mrs. S.ms. who is the daughter of Mr. 1
William L. Exley of this city, is a slight j
blonde, w ith lovely golden hair and blue J
eyr s. SIh 1 is an unusually pretty and !
attractive young Indy, with a charm of j
manner that has won her many friends. :
Mr. Sims is the popular young princi- |
pal of Chatham Grammar School No. 1.
Although of Wells ton, Ga., he had lived ;
in Savannah for the lust four years, and |
now his friends in the city ahe congratu- !
l.King themselves that he will definitely
make his heme here.
Among the many handsome wedding 1
sifts was a beautiful onyx clock, pre- !
nted by the principals and men teach-*
ers of the public schools. The teachers
nd pupils of Mr. Sims’ own school chose
i heavy silver soup ladle as their pres
•nf. Mr. Exley has given his daughter
•’be most acceptable of gifts, a house and
. tha the young people will begin
housekeeping in their own home.
PRETTILY WEDDED AT HOME.
Nuptial* of Nlr. Frank J. Walker
tinil Ml** Mamie S. Witsell.
Mr Frank Jame? Walker and Miss Ma
mie S. Wit sell w. re married at 8:30 o’clock
last night at the home of the bride’s sis
i r. Mrs. William Blake Daniels, No. 113
Jones street, west. Th ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Charles H. S rorg. It
o* k place in t' e front parlor under an
arch of palms. The bride and groom en
tered to the strains of the M ndelssohn
wedding march play- and by Mrs. Henry
Jalag r They were preceded by the little
niece of the brid?, Miss May Neyle Dan
iels, carrying a vellum-bound prayer
l ook. During the ceremony Mrs. Galager
tluyed softly Bellinis "Take This Ring."
After the ceremony a short reception
was hr Id -luring vvhi h the many friends
of the young couple called o express their
g od wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Walker left
ov* r the Central for Atlanta where they
will spen-i a f< w days before going to
their future home, Chattanooga.
The bride was charmingly dressed in a
gown of white satin, with an overdress
of white organdie, trimmed with white
satin ribbon and lace. She carried a bou
quet of bride roses.
While she has been a resident of Savan
nah for only a few years, the bride has,
by her charming personality, won e large
number of friends, who regret to see her
leave. She is the daughter of the late Dr.
E. Witsell of Waherboro, S. C., and h
granddaughter of Maj. Walter, who was
a large planter in the vicinity of Wulter
boro, and for whom the town was named.
Mr. Walker Is a son of Mr. Anthony
Walker of Fort Wayne. Inch He was a
resident of this city for some time. but
has recently gone to Chattanooga, where
he Is engaged in the insurance business.
There were many out-of-town friends
and relatives at the wedding, among them
being Mrs. W. E. Fraser, the Bride’s sis
ter, and Mr. James O’Hear Witsell, her
brother, both of Walterboro.
The presents, which were numerous,
were both valuable and useful. They con
sisted mainly of articles of silver and of
META H. GIVEN THE FIRST PRIZE.
Ileniea*nreineut of the (Veorgianrt
( hui:g<‘* Hr* ii It of Yacht Race.
It seems that the Georgiana was not the
winner after all in the second class at the
regatta o. the Isle of Hope Yacht Club.
M. C. B. Westcott, who owns* the Meta
W., and who sailed her in the race July
4, left word at the Morning News office
last night to the effect that as a result of
a remeasurement of Mr. Backus’ boat, the
Georgiana, the latter had been retired
from the first to third place, giving the
first prize to the Meta W. and the second
to Mr. Frank Ferguson’s boat, ihe Un
dine, which was only fifty-seven seconds
behind the Meta \V. on the corrected time,
being pushed up to second place.
This makes a change of considerable in
terest to yachtsmen, there being a very
lively rivalry among the owners of the
second class boats and Mr. Westcott hav
ing claimed lor some time that the Meta
W. was the best yacht of her class in Sa
vannah waters. Sowe of the yachtsmen,
in discussing the matter, held that the
Georgians was so different in construction
from the other yachts of the second class
that she could not properly be put in the
same class with them.
The remeasurement was conducted by
Mr. Henry Backus, owner of the Geor
giana, Mr. Westcott and Mr. Swan Sulli
van. Mr. Westcott failed to state if this
measurement was official, and -it was too
late to seen any of the judges or time
keepers. As Mr. Backus took part in the
remeasurement the probability is that the
changed result as announced is accepted
by all the parties interested.
HITLER TO SUCCEED DILLON.
I nderntooal G. Reuben Rutter A\ 111
Ile Clerk to Commissioners.
Capt. John R. Dillon's resignation as
clerk of Ihe Board of County Commis
sioners, will be considered and accepted
at the next meeting of the board, which
will lake |>laec next Thursday.
Capt. Dillon's successor will then l>e
r.amed by the hoard. While no authorita
tive announcement has been made, it is
understood that Mr. G. Reuben Butler,
who has been Capt. Dillon's assistant, will
succeed him. Mr. Butler has a thorough
acquaintance with the work of the office,
and in every respect is well qualified io
discharge Its duties. If the re|>ort of his
prospective election he rorreel. and of this
there seems little doubt, it is a mattes
of congratulation that the duties of the
office are to fall into such competent
Summer Excursion Problem.
The attractive and Interesting publica
tions Issued by the Southern Railway,
namely, Summer Homes Holder, "Land
of the Sky" and Sapphire country pam
phlets will gieatly 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 passenr-'
Agent, 111 Bull street.—ad.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY P>, 1900.
WANT TO SEE THE LEDGERS.
SAVANNAH RANK CLERKS SUBPOE
NAED IN GREENE-GAYNOR CASE.
I’ernonnl Ledger Bookkeeper* of
tlie Southern Rank, the Merchant*
National Bank nml tlie Savannah
Hank anil Trust Company Ordered
to Appear llefore Commissioner
Shield* on July ll and Bring T heir
Hook* With Them—Evidence Tlu*y
Are Expected to Give the Ile*nlt
of Investigation* by Bank Exami
ner* Johnson mid Moiej—( ierk*
May Not Go.
The fact that United States Attorney
Erwin intend.- to comply fully with the
requirement of Judge Brown, that upon
an application for a warrant of removal
probable cause of guilt must be shown,
in application made by him for the re
moval of Greene and the Gaynors to Sa
vannah, found additional confirmation yes
The confirmation came in the shape of
subpoenas duces tecum, addressed to the
personal ledger bookkeepers of three Sa
vannah banks, directing them to appear
before Commissioner Shields, in New
York, on July 11, bringing with them the
personal ledgers showing the state of the
accounts of Benjamin D. Greene. John F..
Edward H. and William T. Gaynor, O.
M. Carter and the Atlantic Contracting
Company, during the time when the in
dividuals named are charged with having
carried on the celebrated conspiracy to
defraud the government.
Those to whom subpoenas duces tfeum
are directed and upon whom they were
served by Deputy Marshal White are Da
vid K. Catherwood, JV>hn Morris and John
O’Gorman, personal ledger bookkeeper of
the Southern Bank, the Merchants Na
tional Bank and the Savannah Bank and
Trust Company. The form of subpoena
used, indicated by the Latin term used
above, is that the low directs shall be
used when the prospective witnesses are
required to bring with them books and
The subpoenas served upon the personal
ledger bookkeepers of the three banks are
tlie outcome of thf* investigations r* cent
ly made by Bank Examiners Johnson and
Moxey, who also worked up much of the
evidence against the alleged conspirators,
in reference to their divisions of the
spoils, made at various times in New York.
It is understood that the evidence which
Messrs. Catherwood, Morris and O'Gorman
are expected to give is along the same
line and has reference to other alleged
divisions said to hove been made in Sa
It is believed that it can be shown by
the evidence of these witnesses that im
mediately after payments made to the
Atlantic Contracting Company, on ac
count of work done on the contract- with
the government held by it for the im
provement of the harbor of Savannah and
Cumberland sound, the bank accounts of
Capt. Carter would be increased b> f
amounts proportional to his supposed
share of the profits of the contract.
There is some doubt about the personal
ledger bookkeepers being permitted by the
officers of the banks to make the trip o
New York, in compliance with the sum
mons. There is a question of jurisdic
tion involved, the question being the rihf
of a United States commissioner to sub
poena before him persons residing with
out his district and stnte and compelling
their appearance to give evidence. Un
ices. upon Investigation anl report by
their counsel, the hanks sdiould determine
that tjieir bookkeepers wifi have to obey
the subpoenas, there is some doubt about
thrir being allowed to obey them.
It is a question of business convenience.
To have the r-ersonal ledgers carried . way
from ihe hanks and kept in New York
during the weary weeks to which these
examinations have been spun out in the
past, would subject the banks to consider
able annoyance and inconvenience and in
terfere somewhat seriously with the
transaction of thi ir business. To this an
noyance. incenvenience and interfer. nee
with business the banks do not wish to b'
subjected unless there is no legal way out
It is not n question of unwillingness to
assist the government in tlie investigation
of this celebrated case that withholds the
hanks' consent to their employes’ ac
quiescence in the commands of the sub
• |>oenas. Tile banks are anxious that ony
information they are in a posiiton to give
shall be placed a* the government's dispo
sal; they only shring f:om the long-con
tinued inconvenience they would have to
suffer were their personal ledgers* and [>er
■sonai ledger bookkeepers removed to Nevv
Vork and kept there indefinitely.
it is p obahle Hat the couns 1 for th->
1 anks will reach a dec sion and 'hat then
will he a conference to-day. It may be
that the decision will he that the look
keepers will have to go. If it it not. the
hank officials seem to have ocme to the
conclusion that they will keep their book
keepers at heme and leave the district
attorney to devise some other means of
securing the evidence h<> desires to place
before the commissioner.
Judge Brown's decision, in which he re
fused ihe last appl'.ca ion for a warrant
of removal, contained the statement that
an indic’ment found had only the weight
of an affidavit. This s t ins to warrant the
conclusion *hat according to the N w
York rrocedure In these matters, affida
vits are admissible in evidence. If this
he a correct construction <f the and eision
and the law, i( may contain in it the to
lution of the pioblfm. The bank clerks
might make affidavit here to the facs
within their knowl dge and these could
l e sent on to New York, and used at the
hearing before the commissioner. Tills
would satisfy the requirements of the dis
trict attorney as to the Introduction cf
the evidence, and at fli* same time re
lieve tlie hanks cf the annoyance and in
convenience to w hich 111 y wou'd he sub
jected by the enforc and and long-continued
abs lice of thtir bookkeepers and bcoks.
TALIAFERRO CASE PASSED.
Went Over in Court of Ordinary !>y
Requeat of Counsel.
Judge Ferrlll was to have heat'd in the
Court of Ordinary yesterday, evidence and
argument upon a segment of Ihe famous
case of Florence B. Johnstone, against
C. C. Taliaferro, executor of the will of
, Mary M. Taliaferro.
It will be remembered that the case
hinged upon alleged undue Influence said
to have been exerted upon the mind ot
the testatrix by her husband, the present
executor, upon which ground that plaint
iff seeks to have the will set aside, fly
request of counsel. Messrs. Mercer &
Mercer, for the plaintiff, and Messrs.
Saussy & Saussy and dußignon and Steph
ens, for the defendant, Ihe case wos
passed. It will he taken up again nt
the convenience of counsel and the court.
Polieeniiin T. .1. Cameron,
T. J. Cameron w as appointed a policeman
yesterday in the place of John Boyer, who
was discharged lust Tuesday. lie was
sworn In in the afternoon at the cleik of
Council's office, and went on duty li t
Is famed for Its cool summer resorts and
the best of them arc reached by ihe Wis
consin Central Hallway. Such points
Burlington, Lake Beulah. Mukwonago and
Waukesha offer superior inducements io
the tourists and sportsman. For ill pirat
ed descriptive booklets address J.is. C.
Pond, general passenger agent, Milwau
BOAT RIDE ON THE RIVER.
For Convention of Court nnd Police
Officer* of the State.
The local members of the Clerks. Sher
iffs. Chiefs of Police and Marshals’ Asso
ciation of the state are at work prepar
ing for the entertainment of their fellow
members, when the association meets at
Savar.nih and Tybee next week, July 11.
12 and 13.
It is expected that more than one hun
dred and possibly as many as a hundred
and fifty of the members of the association
will art* nd the convention, and that a con
siderable proportion of them will be ac
companied by their wives and families.
The membership of tjie- association is
vefry large, and tho*?e who are in local
charge of the convention see no reason to
believe that the attendance will not rea<*n
one hundred nnd fifty, save that the rail
road rates are not as low as they would
have liked to see them, and as they
made an effort to obtain.
The programme of business and enter
tainment has not yet been fully mapped
out. one of the points still undetermined,
being whether the first session of the con
vention shall be held in Savannah or at
Tybee. It is rather believed, however, that
the first session will he called to order
in the city, at 10 o’clock, on the morning
of July 11, and that the addresses of
welcome ar.d responses will be delivered
at that hour.
Just who will make the speeches has
r.or yet been determined. Probably Mayor
Myers or some member of the board of
aldermen will be invited to make the ad
dress on behalf of the city.
For the afternoon cf the first dnv Wed
nesday. a trip up and down the rivq*
has been arranged. The steamer Alpha,
with the members of the association, their
families and guests, will leave the foot of
Whitaker street about 2 o’clock. The Al
pha will carry the party up the river to
the new Georgia and Alabama bridge,
affording an opportunity for the inspection
of the terminals of the Seal>oard. and the
various manufacturing plants that line
the* banks of the river. •
At the bridge the steamer will turn,
proceeding thence down the river, pass
ing the wharves of the city and the old
fortifications that defended the approach
to Savannah in the past. The trip will
be as extended as is permitted by the
plan of bringing the party back to the
dry by 6 o’clock, in time to catch the 6:50
train for Tybee.
The second session of the convention
will probably be called to order at Hotel
Tybee, on Thursday morning. Various
amusements will be provided for the vis
itors during the day, while at night a
supper will be served In the dining-room
of the hotel. A vaudeville entertainment,
fo follow' the supper, or an old-fashioned
cakewalk, will probably wind up the
evennig. No arrangements for the en
tertainment of the members of the asso
ciation on the third and final day of the
convention have yet been perfected,
Though various plans are under considera
The convent’on is being arranged for by
Glerk James K. P. Carr. Superinendent
of Police Screven, Sheriff T. J. Sweeny
ami Deputy Sheriff E. W. O’Connor. If
active efforts to make every visiting
member of the association enjoy the best
of good times during his stay in Savan
nah will accomplish this result, the mem
bers may rely upon such efforts being
ODD FELLOWS INSTALL OFFICERS.
llnc.pt Lodge Installation Followed
ly Supper and Speeelies.
A pleasant event in Odd Fellowship
was the installation last night of the of
ficers of Haupt Lodge, and the supper
and addresses that followed it. The offi
cers of the lodge are:
P. G—W. H. Wade.
N. G.—Emil Peters.
V. G.—Thomns Gamble, Jr.
Recording Secretary—W. F. Vaigneuer.
Permanent Secretary—C. A. Vetter.
Treasurer —J. E. Sandiford.
R. S. N. G.—John Stahmer.
L. S. N. G-—Philip Smallheiser.
R. S. V. G.—W. C. Mclntyre
L. S. V. O.—Henry G. Greene.
Warden —S. Wi'enski.
Conductor—C. O. Dahlgreen.
T. S. G.—W. H. Butler.
O. S. G.—A. Tishhein.
R. S. B.—James Wilson.
L. S. S. —E. Heckman.
After the installation ceremonies sup
per was served by Mrs. W. C. Mclntyre
.ss.sjstcrl by Mesdnmes R. C. Fetzer, Jr.,
William Lee and Robert Royal.
Grand Warden Henry McA'.pin, who was
, ailed eu for the first address, spoke of the
exceiirnt work of the lodge (luring the
past six months, the record for that period
showing an increase in membership of 17
giving the lodge a total membership of
!63. against 145. as reported at the last
semi-annual meeting. In other matters
the lodge has been equally prosperous,
having during the period just closed, lost
no members by death, nd having received
;n dues omi from other sources, over S9OO,
the largest amount received during any
previous six months of its history. The
excellent financial condition of the lodge
ha resulted in a iarge additions being
made to the reserve fund.
The excellent showing made, said the
grand warden, should be an incentive
for the continuance of the good work. He
also made on eloquent plea for the mem
orizing of the ritual by the officers.
Rev. T>r. Schaeffer, who next spoke, be
gan by thanking the lodge for tho honor
of being present and in behalf of Golden
Rule invited all to be present to-nlglu ot
the public installation of the officers of
Ruth Lodge and DcKalb and Golden Rule
Mr. E. S. Mason paid a glowing eulogy
io tho retiring noble grand. W. H. Wade,
of whom anrl his record he said Haupt
Lodge had every reason to be, and Is,
proud. He also complimented Capt. Mc-
Alpln on his record and said that Odd
Fellows looked to him to be some day the
gland master of the state, a sentiment
that was warmly applauded.
Addresses were also made by Messrs.
C. D. Kline, W. H. Wade, James Van
Bershot. Dr. Rush and others.
At tile conclusion of the addresses a ris
ing vote of thanks was tendered the ladies
who had served the supper.
A public installation of the officers of
Ruth Lodge, No. ", Daughters of Re
bekah, and DeKalb and Golden Rule
Lodges of Odd Fellows, will take place to
nlgh* at Odd Fellows’ Hall.
The installation will he conducted hy
Grand Warden Henry McAlptn. District
Deputy Henry Koishorn, and Fast Noble
Grands R. J. Davant, C. H. Dorsett, C.
E. Stanton, and C. E. Jones. There wdl
lie given also, an excellent programme or
songs nnd recitations, at he conclusion
of which there will be dancing. The pro
gramme is ns follows:
Cornet solo. Mr. G. L. Knyton.
Vocal solo. Mr. John Banks.
Reading. Mr. A. B. Green.
Recitation, Miss WJlenskl.
Installation ceremonies and addrese, Mr.
Response. Rev. Dr. Schaeffer.
Vocal selection, Mr. C. D. McCardel.
Address. Mr. Robert L. Coldlng.
Vocal selection, Miss Lang.
Violin solo, Mr. Harms.
Vocal solo, Miss '’umbra.
Vocnl duet, Miss Lang and Mr. Banks.
Voo il solo, Mr. Coburn.
Comic sor.g. Mr. Banks.
A Doctor** Ailvlee Free.
About Tettertne. Dr. M. L. Fielder of Kc
leellc P. O , Elmore county. Alabama,
says: "I know p. to be a radical cure for
(etter.foit rneum. ccztma and all it r.d ed
diseases cf tlie skin nnd s nip. I never
pr set ire anything else in ail skin trou
bles." S* nd 50c in stamps lor a box of It
postpaid, to the manufacturer, J. T. Shup
trlne. Savannah, Ga., it your druggist,
aio sn’t keep It.-aU,,
SEABOARC OFFICIALS’ TRIP.
NICE PRESIDENT ST. JOHN AND
PARTY INSPECT THE TERMINALS.
AH Well Pleased With the Situation.
Savannah I* All Right, Say* Super
intendent Mcßee—Vice President
St. John Snys That the Consolida
tion I* Fractionlly Completed ami
the Operation of the Blr System
I* Now Being Directed From Hcad
cinnrtern at Portsmouth—Plenty of
HusliiesK for the 2,6(M) Nlile* of the
New System, He Says—Will Return
Vice President St. John of the Seaboard
Air Line and the general officials of the
system spent yesterday in Savannah. The
party arrived from the North in Mr. St.
John's private car and spent the day in
conference with the attorneys and offi
cials here. In the afternoon a trip was
taken on the little transfer launch Eclipse
to the terminal properties on Hutchinson
Island and some time was spent in mak
ing a thorough inspection of the proper
ay. The party left at night for Mont
gomery. The Florida lines will also be
inspected and the party will return here
The members of the party are Vice
President St. John, General Superintend
ent V. E. Mcßee, W. T. Reid, superin
tendent of machinery; George P. John
son, superintendent of transportation; H.
W. B. Glover, freight traffic manager; C.
R. Capps, general freight agent, and W.
E. Flournoy, stenographer to Mr. St.
John. Judge L. R. Watts of Ports
mouth of the general counsel for the Sea
board, is expected to meet the party here
Vice President St. John, when seen by
a Morning News reporter, said that the
party is simply making a general tour
of Inspection of the system, this being
the first tour of the kind since the re
cent consolidation. "We *ure very much
pleased with what we have seen, espe
cially in Savannah," he said. "Every
lime I come to Savannah there is evidence
of improvement in our property here over
the previous visit, and the conditions this
time are very satisfactory, indeed."
"Are there any further improvements in
contemplation at Savannah?’’ Mr. St.
John was asked.
"With the completion of the present ter
minals our stake in Savannah will be a
very satisfactory one." was his reply.
"Considerable additions are bfing made
to the shops west of city, and we shall
have a very complete plant there."
Speaking of the consolidation of tie Sea
board lines Mr. St. John said that*eleven
of the small lines in Virginia and North
Carolina were gathered into the system
last week. "The general work of the con
solidation is about complete." he said. "We
are now' getting the details in hand and
putting on the finishing touches. Our
headquarters will be at Portsmouth and
the general business will be transacted
from that point. As vice president and
general manager I have charge of both
the traffic and operating departments. Mr.
Mcßee is general superintendent of the
system will exercise immediate supervision
of the operating department, while Mr.
Glover and Mr. Capps will look after the
The new Seaboard system now includes
2.600 miles of rail lines. As to whether
there will be sufficient business for onoth
er great system of the magnitude of the
Seaboard, Mr. St. John replied: "I have
no fear on that score. The outlook is
very satisfactory, indeed."
General Superintendent Mcßee was on*
of the most inter s ed members of the
party in taking in the situation. "Savan
nah is all right,” said Mr. Mcßee. "Sh*
always was for that matter, but she is
in be.ter fix now than ever. I used to
thick t u at nothing could hold a hand
nga ns* the old Central here, but things
have changed considerably since then.
Those new terminals are the biggest
thing of the kind‘that has le j n done in
the South in years. With the arrange
ments which we have made th rt business
c n be just as conveniently transacted as
if our t rmirals were all on this ile."
"Savannah do:q more business than any
(wo ports south of Baltimore," remarked
Mr. Mcßee to Traffic Manager Glover. "T. r
you want to get an idea cf ihe bus irss
that is done ycu will have to come here
when the cotton shipping season is on."
With ihe exception of Vice President
St. John and General Superintendent Mc-
Bee, the general officials of the Seaboard
are rather a young locking lot. Bo h
Messrs. Glover and Capps are compara
tively youhtful looking, and there was
not a man in the party who appeared to
have reached middle age outside of the
two first r.amed. Superintendent Mcßee’s
masshe frame and leonine face are we I
remembered here. Exc pt that his head is
whiter, ho is just the same man that he
was seven years ago.
"Judge Speer organized a vigi’aoce com
mittee to run me out of Savannah," said
Mr. Mcßee, "and I have been scrapping
ever since to get Lack. Now that I have
the right I shall come often. I always
Vice President St. John is a man of
considerable bulk himself, but tho agility
which he displayed in getting about on
the island was somewhat of a surprise to
the members of the pirtv who had never
undertaken a jaunt of this kind with him
before. Mr. W. W. Mackall, Superintend
ent Gabtett, and Agent C. C. Martin ac
companied the parly on their tour of the
THE CARL VON DOIILEN ATTACHED.
Swedish Ilark in (ustotlj* for a Debt
An attachment was sued out in the
court of- Magistrate G. Noble Jones yes
terday by the S. P. Shotter Company
against the Swedish bark Carl von Dol>-
len. The attachment was taken to se
cure a debt of $373 advanced by tlie Shot
ter Company to Capt. William Williams
*nd W. G. Williams, part owner. No
bond had been given Inst night and the
vessel was in the custody of an officer.
Notional Democratic Convention.
The New York dailies for the next week
will contain full proceedings of the Demo
cratic National Convention, now sitting
at Kansas City. For sale at Estill’s News
Depot, 43 Bull street, Savannah, Ga.—ad.
To tlie Mountain*.
In the nick of time.
Just when you are yawning ar.d feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybeacd Is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybrard
pills. Little treasures—2sc the box. Res
pess Drug Cos., Proprietors.—ad.
Scotch nml Irish Whiskies.
The finest imported from Scotland and
Ireland are co be had from Lippman
Brother*. They are imported by that firm
in bottiea from tne artilleries m Scotland
and Ireland. And if you want the cele
brated Ola Highland Scotch whiskey, or
the Wheeler Irish whiskey, caii on iipp
man Brothers for it.
This firm has decided to eell all Imported
wine* and liquors at retail, which we think
is quite an acquisition for our Savannah
Lippman Brother* 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 e\er been imported
in these parts before. It ha* the most
delightful cherry flavor, and the whUktf
not of the strongest type.—ad.
GOOD PRICES FOR LANDS.
Mr. J. P. Williams Ha* Made Some
"The demand for good pine lands has i
not decreased by reason of the lower price j
of lumber," eaid Mr. J. P. Williams yes
terday. "On the contrary, the demand
has held up well and these lands are bring
ing better prices to-day than ever before
in their history."
Mr. Williams is in a position to know
whereof he speaks, as he has been a very
large investor in pine lands, having mYide
several large deals during the last few j
months. The J. P. Williams Land Com
pany, of which he is president, purchased
over 100,000 acres of land in Southeast Ala
bama some months ago, the price being
in the neighborhood of $2.25 per acre. Re
cently the company made a sale of 50,000
acres of these lands at a price per
acre considerably above that named. Mr.
Williams would not say exactly what was
the price received for this large body of
land, but he admitted that the profit had
been a very satisfactory one.
"The general demand for land and the
fact that there is a ready sale for both,
in large and small bodies at prices con
siderably above those of a year ago is in
dicative of a very satisfactory state of
affairs in the country," said Mr. Will
iams. "This is due to several causes.
The limited supply of good pine land for
naval stores and lumber purpose* causes
a good demand from those sources. The
higher prices received for cotton has also
encouraged many farmers to extend their
operations nnd to purchase lands formerly 1
held by naval stores men. The present j
scarcity of labor, in my opinion, is duo,
in large degree, <o the number of negro
turpentine hands who have settled down
as small farmers, either buying a few
acres by making a small cash payment
or renting from while proprietors. This
is a much easier life for the negro and
one which he much prefers to work
ing on a turpentine farm, provid
ed he can get anything for his cot
ton. With the great damage which has
been done to the new crop by the exces
sive rains and the limited supply of cot
ton now r in sight, high prices will very
probably continue to prevail for some
ime to come, with the result of increas
ing the number of small farmer both 1
white and colored."
Mr. S. W. Wiseberg of Atlanta is at the
Mr. A. R. Sullivan of Rome is registered
at the Pulaski.
Mr. L. G. Starbuck of Osl3ndo Is tho
guest of the Scrercn.
Mr. It. B .Coleman of Bainbrldge is reg
istered at the Pulaski.
Mr. S. T. Kingsb rry of Valdosta is reg
stered a; the Scieven.
Miss Mustin will sail for New York to
day on the Nacoochee.
Mr. Harry Wilkins left over the Central
yesterday for Kansas City.
Mr. S. H. D. Barnes of Abbeville is
registered at the Pulaski.
Mr:?. A. J. Garfunkel leaves on the Na
coochee to-day for New York.
Miss Eva L. Smith leaves for New'
York to-day on the Nacoochee.
Mr. C. B. Roberts will sail for New
York to-day on the Nacoochee.
Miss Maud C. Williams will sail for New
York to-day on the Nacoochee.
Mr. Edward Workman left for New’
York yesterday via the Southern.
Miss Etta Rothschild has gone to
Brunswick to visit relatives there.
Miss Marion Ziitrauer left via the
Southern yesterday for Charlotte.
Miss N. McDonald will leave for New
York to-day, going on the Naooochee.
Miss Rosa Fulton was a passenger of
the Southern's yesterday for Charlotte.
Mr. John Gehrkens was a passenger of
the Central yesterday for Los Angeles.
Mr. T. F. Moore of Cairo was in the
city yesterday the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. W. K. Pearce was a passenger of
the Southern’s yesterday for Philadelphia.
Mr. J. L. Ensign of Worth was in the
city yesterday and stayed at the Pu as and
Mr. George C. Heywood left via the
Southern yesterday for Glenn, Springs, S.
Mr. J. R. Bachlott of St. Mary’s was in
the city yesterday the gues; of the Screv
Mr. C. H. Barnes of Jacksonville was
among the guests of the Pulaski yester
Mr. A. Lafayette Jones of Lambert was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yester
Mr. J. C. Blake will be among the pas
sengers of the Nacoochee to-day for New
Mrs. Frank Werm and Mr. G. P. Worm
will leave for New' York to-day on the
Mr. C. S. Jones and family left over
(he Seaboard Air Line yesterday for
Mr. and Mrs. J. Glennan* Grady were
passengers over Ihe Southern yesterday
for Catawba Springs.
Mrs. Pauline Brown of Tampa Is visit
ing her daughter. Mrs. Elias Brown, No.
2 0 Jo. es s.iee , west.
Mr. F. Johnson of the United States
Naval Station, Port Royal, S. C., Is reg
is'.er.d at the Pu’aski.
Mr. an<l Mrs. H. M. Stoddard and Miss
Stoddard left over the Seaboard Aih Line
yesterday for Blowing Rock.
Mr. and Mrs. John Savarese are
among the passengers who will sail on the
Nacoochee to-day for New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Grady and M ss
Marie Grady left last night for Mont
gomery White Sulphur Spring-, Ya.
Mrs. L. S. Harford and children and
Miss B. Lowenthal are visiting friends
and relatives* on The Ridge at Darien.
Miss Susie Olmstead nnd .Miss Florence
Olrnstead are among the passengers of
the Nacoochee, which sails for New York
Mr. M. S. Gardner left over the Plant
System yesterday for Pine Hill. N. Y.,
where he was called by the illness of
Mr. Charles F. Fulton leaves to-day for
Hincsville, where in the Htnesvllle Lodge
of Masons he will exemplify the work of
the M. M. degree to-nlglu.
Prof. H. S. Bradley of Emory Colleg *,
and Mrs. Bradley will pass through Sa
vannah to-day on their way to New York
and for a trip through the Northwest via
the Great Lakes.
Mrs. James Murphree, Miss Murphree.
Miss Bessie Murphree, Miss Wilkerson,
Miss Gussie Henderson, Mr. J. Copeland,
and Fox Henderson of Troy, Ala., are
spending some lime at Hotel Tybee.
Mr. and Mrs T. M. Hoynrs and son left
yesteidav for Baltimore. Mrs. Hoynes
will spend the summer with relatives in
Wilmington. Del. Mr lioyn sgotsto New
Y'crk on business for the Standard Oil
Mr. Felix Parsons, formerly of this
city, but now of Dallas. Tex., is visiting
his mother. No. 1 East Perry street. He
Is accompanied by his wife and son. Mr.
Parsons was several years connected
with the drug trade In Savntiah, hut ow
ing to his ill health, he was compelled to
change climates. His friends will he
glad to learn of his entire recovery. He
is permanently located at Dallas, with
the Texas Drug Company.
To HrnnsiTlck nnd Itctorn, ft.oo Via
(he Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are s lling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of J 1 00 for thej
round trip. Trains leave at 2.10 a. m. and'
.6M a. m. — ad. J
West Congress Street.
is melting our
away to noth
ing. Get our
Royal Magic Ranges.
S.. 1. S I. OF HOPE Ji’Y ANJ C. I S. U
For Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunder,
bolt. Cattle Park and West End,
Dally except Sundays. Subject to chanj,
ISLE OF HOPE.
Lv.~City - for I. of lf.j Lv.’lsle of Hope.
6 ai) am from Tenth | Cdain for l!olto
730 am from Tenth j 600 am for Tenth
S3O am from Tenth j 7 00 am for Tenth
915 am from Dolton SOO am for Tenth
10 30 am from T nth 10 00 am for Tenth
12 00 n’n from Tenth |ll 0) am for Bnlton
1 15 pm from Holton 11 30 am for Tenth
230 pm from Tenth 2CO pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth ; 2 40 pm for Bolton
430 pm from Tenth 300 pm for Tenth
530 pm tom Tenth j 4 00 pm for Tenth
650 pm from Tenth |‘6 CO pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth * 700 pm for Tenth I
830 Jim from Tenth : SOO pm for Tenth
330 pm from T r.;h 9CO pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth 40 O'* pm for Tenth
MONTGOMERY. - *"
Lv city for Mongfry. | Lv. Montgomery.
830 am from Tenth | 7 15 am for Tenth
230 pm from Tenth j 1 15 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth | 600 pm for Tenth
ZUZZ cattle park.
Lv city for Cat. Park: Lv.’ Cattle Park.
630 am from Bolton 700 am for Bolton
730 am from Ilolton SOO am for Bolton
100 pm from Bolton 130 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton | 3 00 pm for Bolton
700 pm from B< lton 730 j m for Bolton
800 pm from Bolton &30 pm for Bolton
Car leates Bolton street junction 5:31
a. m. and every thirty minutes thereafter
until 11:30 p. m.
Car leaves Thunderbolt at 0:00 a. m. and
every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street junc
FREIGHT AND PARCEL CAR ~
This car carries trailer for passenger,
on all trips and leaves west side of city
market for Isle of Hope, Thunderbolt
and all Intermediate points at 9:00 a. m.,
1:00 p. m., 5:00 p. m.
Leaves Isle of Hope for Thunderbolt.
City Market and all intermediate points
at 0:00 a. m.. 11:00 a. m., 2:10 p. m.
WEST END CAR.
Car leaves west side of city market for
West End 0:<X) a. m. and every 4*l minutes
thereafter during the day until 11:30 p. m.
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m. and ev
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the day
until 12:00 o’clock mMricht.
H. M. LOFTON, Gen. Mgr.
w A yv i, t/fl
Jil3 HROI (jHTuX street, west. I
Black Eye, Pigeon and Cow Pea*
Potatoes, Onions. Peanuts, and all frulti
and vegetables in season.
Hay, Grain, Flour. Feed.
Rice Biraw. Magic Poultry and Btoct
Our o T'**' r*n*T f'kf'
213 and 215 BAY. WEST.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
y BRENNAN BROS.,
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
*22 BAY STREET. W Sit.
F r'J Byspepsia
r Tablets <|
11bVinei*ipati on.Oil lo'ueneM >‘ ll ' I
nWf rotation cf (1< IfearUat. 1 kindred dwTueri. 9
W&T ® u * •Wool ■ permanent cure.
f37 Promote the Appetite S
I J Put Floch on Thin B
7 PcOLilp All-! -iore ot the itotn* 1 ,:11 ■
a. * bow#]* ran be cured by 1 nr ' r I
EF& "••. Went, compact. ran be carried in the poc* ■
H •* Price IKc per bos. At all drucfitte.
a LOU DURK & CO-. Bloomington. *■ ■