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AUGUSTA'S MAYOR IS DEAD.
HON. C. A. ROBBE'S DEATH DIE TO
CONGESTION OF THE UR A I*.
The End ( aroe Yesterday Mornlnß.
The Day Before He Had Fallen in
the StrcetM—Durl iik the Spring: lie
Had Been 111 —Horn In New Hamp
shire. Mr. Itohbe \V** a t onfeder
nte Soldier—llls Public < arecr.
Augusta, July 7. —Hon Charles A. Robbe,
Mayor of this city, died this morning at
9 o'clock of congestion of the brain.
While walking in the lower portion of Ihe
city yesterday afternoon he was seen to
fall twice, but with great effort regained
his fe:et. He fell a third time and lay full
length on the ground, unconscious. His
family were immediately notified and May
or Robbe was carried to his home in
the ambulance. Five physicians were s>m
moned, but their efforts were of no avail.
Mayor Robbe had not been in good
health recently, lie was ill during the
early spring, but recuperated. He then
•pent some lime at Indian Spring con
valescing and returned in better health.
He had fever yesterday and the day be
fore, and his family protested against his
going out, but he was obdurate and left
his borne about SGO o'clock yesterday af
ternoon. At 5 o'clock he was stricken
and fell to the ground unconscious. When
carried to his home his temperature was
found to be 106!*.
Hon. Charles A. Robbe was born in
Hancock, N. li., Nov. 10, 183;:. At about
20 years of agp he removed to Savannah,
Ga.. w here he remained a short time. He
removed from Savannah to Augusta and
engaged in the construction ol gas works
at various points throughout Georgia and
Tennessee When the Civil War broke
out he enlisted as a private in Company
C, Forty-eighth Georgia Infantry, end was
rapidly promoted, reaching ihn rank of
captain in the summer of 1864. Capt.
Robbe was an active, participant in the
first battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellors
ville, second Fredericksburg and Gettys
burg, where he was severely wounded in
the neck and shoulder on the second day,
in the assault on Cemetery Hill. In mak
ing a reeonnoisanee in front of Peters
burg on June 22, 1864. he was shot in the
left arm. but rejoined his command as
soon as his wound would permit.
After the close of the wur he returned
to Augusta and engaged in the manufac
ture of artificial ice for one year. He
erected the first i.'? plant ever established
in the city of Augusta, and it is now In
operation. In 1866 he resumed the plumb
ing and heating business, and since that
time has equipped many of the largest
buildings in Georgia and fiouth Carolina.
In 1860 Mr. Robbe became a member of
the volunteer fire department of Augusta,
was made chief in 1576. and retired, on
breaking his ankle in ISB4.
In 1880 he was elected to the lower
House of the State Legislature, running
some 509 votes ahead of the remainder of
the ticket. He was re-elected in 1884 and
made cha rman of the Committee on Man
ufactures and served as se ond member
of the Committee on Finance-. In 1892 he
was chosen to represtnt tlw Kighteenth
district in the Georgia Senate, serving as
chairman pf the Committee on Public
6ehcols,Sanitation and Hygiene,and as a
member of the committees on Military,
Corporations.Finance.Lunatic Asylum and
Academy for the Blind. H* was also chair
man of the special committee of the Sen
ate which introduced and secured the
passage of the bill appropriating SIOO,OOO
fer the building of the in w lunatic asylum
at MJledgeville, Ga. For a number of
years Mr. Robbe was president of the
Board of Commissioners of the R chmond
county reforma<ory, and evinced a deep
Interest in the work of that institution.
He was a Knight Templar Mason and
had been fc r years a member of the Sov
ereign grand lodge. Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, and was connected with the
Benevolent Order of Elks. He was for two
years chancellor commander of Vigilant
Bodge. No. 2. Knights of Pythias, and
was elected deputy grand chancel’or for
the state of Georgia, hut declined to
seive. He was also prominently connected
with the lo 1 chapter of the Knights of
• On April 18. 1899. Mr. Robbe took his seat
as Major of the city of Augusta, to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of Hon.
Mr. Robbe was married in 1867 to Miss
Mary A., daughter of the late John
Reaney, a prominent citizen of Augusta,
and is survived by her and two sons.
Frank A. and Charles A.. Jr.
The funeral will occur at 5:30 o’clock to
morrow' afternoon. •
At a called meeting of Council this
morning. Councilman Thomas Rarrett.
Jr., of the Third ward, was elected mayor
DAVE IIIM. INVITED.
Atlanta V\nnf* Mini at the Mine and
(■ra > Reunion.
Atlanta. July 7.—David Bennett Hill
will probably attend the Atlanta battle
field reunion on July 20. One of the invi
tations got up by Secretary T. H. Mar
gin of the Fair Association was mailed
to him to-day. among thousands of oth
ers, and in addition he has been urgently
requested by special lerter from Mr. Mar
tin to be the guest of the Executive Com
mittee during the Blue and Gray meet
ing. Every possible effort will be made
to get the distinguished Democrat to at
tend the reunion.
BOltiHT ATHENS' BONDS.
National Bunk of Athens Secured
Them for $.10,000.
Athens, Ga., July 7.— Capt. James White,
president of the National Bank of Athens,
was successful in the bidding for the pur
chase of city sewer bonds. His bid was
Miss Wages, the young Woman who crime
so near drowning in the Oconee, is in a
critical condition. She was under water
for fully five minutes.
Inspired by the action of Savannah s
young men in forming a “Shirt Sleeves
Brigade. " about a dozen young Athenians
hsre formed a “Bald-Headed Club,” hav
ing had their heads shaved to a finish.
FOR CAMP OX CUMBERLAND.
noiuK l.lulil (lUardu ami Hill Illy
I'flliflH on mi O u 111114 .
Romp, Ua., July 7.—The Rome Light
Guards and Hill City Cadets, about sev
enty-flvo strong, left this morning for
Cumberland Island, where they will en
camp for two weeks. Tills makes about
125 Romans enjoying the surf bathing
at Cumberland Island, among them a
party of the hook and ladder Are com
Atlanta Teachers to Ho.
Atlanta, July 7.—Many teachers will go
from Atlanta and the surrounding coun
try to the meeting of the National Edu
cational Association at Charleston.
Among those who will leave early Mon
day morning will be William M. Slaton,
president of the Georgia Educational As
sociation; Supl. W. F. Slaton, Mrs. J rj.
Scrub-hen, Mrs. A. H. Smith, Misses Ma
mie and Susie Battle, Miss Martha N’un
nully. Miss Laura G. Wood, Miss Emme
line Haines uml many othcra.
—(Profs. Hetnise; and Wundt of the Uni
versity of Lelpslc, recently celebrated (be
completion of thedr twenty-llfth year as
members of the faculty of that institution,
and both of them left the clLy to escape
| MiaaKtnles and congratulations.
44 A Miss is As
Good as a Mile/ f
If you are not entirely ’well, you are ill.
Illness docs not mean death’s door. It is
a sense of ’weariness, a “ tired feeling," a
life filled ’with nameless pains and suffer
ing. In 9CT.- of cases the blood is to blame.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is Nature’s corrective
for disorders of the blood. Remember
l\ MEM OH I AM.
Warren Palmer Wilcox was bom 50
years ago in the state of Massachusetts.
He died June 18. 19U0. at the Park Avenue
Hotel, in the city of New York. Mr. Wil
cox moved to South Carolina with his
parents when he was a boy and lived in
that state till 1896. He was a very suc
cessful merchant at Allendale*, S. C., for
a number of years. July 16, 1896, he was
married to Miss Mabel Hillyer at Rome,
Ga. His wife is from one of the oldest
and most prominent families in the state.
Their union was blessed by the birth of
a bright and happy little girl in 1807. She*
still lives and is a joy lo her widowed
mother. In the fall of ‘96 Mr. and Mrs.
Wilcox ruiTie to Savannah to make their
home, and occupied the house at 303
Gwinnett street, east. The health of Mr.
Wilcox began to fail the same year he
moved to Savannah and he was never able
to become extensively acquainted with the
people of Savannah.
He, with his wife, was a devoted mem
ber of the Savannah Baptist Church, a
liberal contributor to all of its work and
deeply interested in all religious enter
pris j*. Just before Laving for New York
he sent SSO to his church to be given to
foreign and home missions and a liberal
sum to be applied to the poor fund of the
He went to New York in May to be
treated for heart trouble and was taken
with an acute case of jaundice, which
was the immediate cause of his death. His
remains were brought to Home, Ga., and
There has passed from us one of our
most honorable and upright citizens, a
pure and godly Christian, a gentle and
faithful husband, a fond and patient
father, and a true and noble friend. His
widow and little daughter and other rela
tives have the tenderest sympathy of
many friends in their great loss, but they
mourn not as those who have no hope,
for while he is absent from us he is pres
ent with the Lord.
His Devoted Pastor,
JOHN D. JORDAN.
Died, in the city, on the 6th Inst., Ste
phen Jackson Maxwell Baker, In his 76th
Mr. Baker, who was a great-grandson of
Col. John Baker, of Liberty county, was
born in Bryan county, Georgia, on the 19th
of February, 1826.
Early In life he left home to learn the
printer's trade, which he intended and did
adopt, a6 a profession until his call to
arms, in 1861, caused him to lay aside the
type stick and accept the sword instead.
He enlisted in the Savannah Volunteer
Guards, but preferring the cavalry ser
vice, applied to be dismissed from the
Guards and taken into the Georgia Hus
sars, then under command of Capt. Wilt
burger. This company was then taken as
Company A into the Fifth Georgia Cav
alry. which constituted one of the reg
iments in the brigade of Gen. R. H. An
Directly under Gen. Anderson, and dur
ing the greater part of the war serving a*
courier, he surrendered under Gen. John
ston in North Carolina.
Returning to his family and home in this
city, he resumed his profession until over
taken by adversity he gave up the busi
ness and served the city as port warden
for several years. Pressed down with
years and in declining health he continued
to sink until death came to his relief.
Proud of his ancestral record, strictly
conscientious and of undoubted courage,
he made an ideal soldier, a man of pride,
and brightest sense of honor, he was the
staunchest of friends. Of a moat affec
tionate disposition, ho was the tenderest
husband and loving parent.
With unsullied reputation as a gallant
defender of his country’s honor, he has
ever been an ardent veteran.
In June, 1848, he married Miss Carrie E.
R. Mongin, who preceded him to the other
shore only two years.
Two children. Mrs. William N. Nichols
of this city, and Mongiri B. Baker of Ma
“Green be the turf above thee.
Friend of my better days;
None knew thee but to love thee.
None named thee but to praise.”
T. H. M.
THE GOB It IE K K MAN t FACT! RING
COM Pit NY.
On and after .Inly 8 the price nr
ice ivill he
25c FOR IIM* I’Ol NOS.
15c FOR 50 HOUNDS.
10c FOR 25 POUNDS.
the nut it ii; ice >i\m fauti ring
GRAND MOONLIGHT EXCURSION
A ROUND HELL BUOY
By Luther League of the Lutheran
MONDAY, JULY !>.
Steamer Alpha will leave wharf foot of
Whitaker street * o'clock. Music on
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. JULY 8. 1900.
Thursday evening, Juno 28, at the manse
of First Presbyterian Church, by Rev.
Arthur J. Smith, Miss Amanda McEvoy
and Mr. John M. Donaldson, both of Sa
vannah. No cards. Jacksonville 7>per
BAKER.—The friends and acquaint
ances of Stephen J. M. Baker, Mongin
B. Baker and Mr. and Mrs. William N.
Nichols are respectfully invited to attend
the funeral of Stephen J. M. Baker from
the residence of William N. Nichols, 193
Henry street, east, this (Sunday)' after
noon at 4 o’clock. Interment at Bona
TlLTON.—Relatives and friends of Mr.
and Mrs. N. B. Tilton and their son.
Robert M. Tilton, and Maj. N. O. Tilton
and families, are requested to attend the
funeral of Robert M. Tilton at St. Paul's
Church, Duffy and Barnard streets, at 9
o’clock this morning.
\ HTEIt YN AS
Will meet at their hall this afternoon
at 3:30 o’clock to attend the funeral of
Comrade S. J. M. Baker.
JAMES W. MeINTIRE, President.
f ieadquartt rs <>< orgi \ 1 lussai s,
Troop A, Ist Regt. Cav., Ga. Vol.
The regular quarterly
meeting of the troop will /.
l>e held to-morrow (Mon- JujMBP
day) evening, July 9. nt --
the armory at S:ls o'clock.
A i classes of members J
are invited to attend. By 7 \\< i
C. A. L. CUNNINGHAM.
Ist Lieut. Commanding.
J. STEIN METZ BRYAN, Secretary.
The petit juiors of the City Court need
not appear until Tuesday, July 10. 1900,
at 10 a. in. By order of the Hon. Thomas
M. Norwood. Judge.
WARRING RUSSELL, JR., Clerk.
SINGLE LOT OR A BLOCK.
The “closing out” sale of the Chatham
Real Estate and Improvement Company’s
holdings in the southeastern section of the
city affords an investment for investors as
well as home-seekers. The terms of sale
are such that a block of lots can be bought
by any one who has a reasonable income.
What some men spend for cigars, to say
nothing about more expensive enjoyments,
will pay for a block of lots in five years.
It is only an institution like the Chatham
Real Estate and Improvement Company
that can offer such terms to purchasers
as S2O down and $2.50 per month and 3 per
cent, interest on deferred payments for a
lot! It takes a strong company to do this,
and when it offers to build a house for the
purchaser of a lot just as soon as he dem
onstrates that he can pay back what he
borrows, its way of doing business is sim
ply out of reach of competition. Every
body who knows anything knows that
what the Chatham Real Estate and Im
provement Company promises it will per
form. It is offering these lots on the
terms Indicated because the directors of
the company have decided that its real
estate must be closed out “regardless of
cost.” The sale takes place Tuesday,
July 10, at 6 p. m., and don't you forget it!
C. H. DORSETT, Auctioneer.
SAVANNAH COUNCIL NO. 1.
ORDER OF AMERICAN FIREMEN,
For Benefit of Endowment Fund,
TUESDAY, JULY 17. 1900.
Whole Tickets 50c | Halves 25c
M. J. Brignonl, Chairman;A. J. Toshach,
Secretary; A. P, McFarland, C\ O. God
frey, W. Pringle. W. H. Williams, J.
O’Leary, W. D. Claiborne. D. T. Brunson,
James Larkin, VY. M. Clark.
SOME PEOPLE HAVE
\ GOOD DEAL OF MONEY
But they don’t like to pay fancy prices
any belter than poor people. And they
don’t have to when they buy at our store.
We treat all people exactly alike We
treat all people the best we can. We cell
on the closest possible profit.
R. L. CLANCY & CO.,
113 Whitaker street.
For the Wedding.
Make the bride happier by giving:
a present she w 1.l be proud of. We
make a apeeiulty of Wedding
enlf. We are prepared lo supply
every tiling in STICKLING SILVER
and rich CUT GLASS, in competi
tion with any other American
Jewel err, 14 Bull S
Daily Production 30 Pairs-
To keep our plant
moving vve reduced
prices on all grades.
Come and see how we
111 Broughton. Hast.
Consignments of wool solicited. Highest prices, cor
rect weights and prompt returns.
LEE ROY MYERS & CO.,
... hSh Base Ball 3
S.Z. 0 f” Prices quoted on lUffg
™ Base Ball Uniforms.
QBD ISHo mf
lift IIS R Urn
Ihe best coffee in the world is
In 3-lb. sealed tins, SI.OO.
To be had only at
MUNSTER’S, DUFFY AN'D DRAYTON.
MCPMPEE OLHDTO laundered by us
NluLlull drlmlo obviate wearing coats.
Office 307 Bull Street. 'Phone 700
Tuesday, July 10
6 P. M.
A Better Investment Than a Savings
Bank Account or a Lite
THE OLD \Nl> RELIABLE
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AM) IM
PROVEMENT COM PAN V
Offers for sale lota
PRICK. PLANT, ST. MICHAEL. ST.
JOHN'S, ST. NICOLAS ANl>
ST. I* AI L STREETS.
Thin property in oflTereal on term*
nlilcli can not be equaled by any
per non, wyndicnte or eorporntlon In
t him oily or elaew liere. Not only will
tlie company well lot* on the liberal
term* Net forth below, but when tlie
payments are Nutiielent to Knnrantee
It n loan will be made no that the
buyer can build a house.
Send to C. H. Dorsett’s office
and get a map.
How Easy it is to Pay lor a Lot!
and $2.50 a month
ON 1 NPAin PI IICHASK MONEY, with
r. per eent. Interest. Thin meaiiN
practically that VO! KKCKI\E IN
TEREST at tlie rate of o PER t ENT.
per aumim ON EVERY HOLLAR you
pay In from tlie time you pay it un
til yon make the Innt pnymentl
New system of liouae tlrnlnatte
tliroiifttli tb In property. Anderson
Street School nearby.
SALE ON I*ll ERISES
Tuesday, July 10, 1900,
! O'CLOCK P. M.
11 y order of the Hoard of OireetorN.
C. If. DOHSKTT, \netloneer.
COMDA'I. niMl)t', <X>\IDA'S.
1 That Is nil you hour everywhere.
| Condta’e Palace for h e Crc am, Sherbets,
1 Soda Water, new drinks, Chocolate. un.l
lion Bon?. Ills ptuce 1? popular. because
lie serve* the best of everything in that
line. Fifteen hundred dally customers
will tell you that t no.
Peach Sherbet, Peach lee Cream always
NOTHPVG IS PRETTIER
or is more healthful than a pleasant ride
in a cool and easy-riding Canopy Top
f . co-* May
It gives color to the cheeks and general
health to your entire family. If you are
not going to send your family away this
summer, come down to see us. You ran
buy a carriage and harness reasonable
and m easy terms if you want to. Rub
ber tires also, but they’re not altogether
necessary. We will be glad to see you.
UOHEN-KTTLMAN CARRIAGE AND
IV AG ON COMPANY,
Broughton and West Broad .streets,
Mr. Chae. Brant is now' with us.
AN OBJECT LESSON.
Looking through our stock of wedding
gifts is really an object lesson. The
great advance in mechanical art, fnables
us to offer such a variety of goods from
leading manufacturers that cne cannot
be at less to decide what a gift shall be.
The simplest as well as the most exact
ing tastes can be suited.
We have a tine lot of French Carriage
Clocks, quite suitable for gifts.
A. L. Desbouillons
We have 18 and 22-karat plain Gold Rings
for wedding rings in the latest shapes.
Also a large assortment of Diamond
Jewelry at the old price of Diamonds as
long as they last.
A. L. DESBOUILLONS,
43 Bull Street.
ANXIOUS TO SELL
A two-story double cottage on a cor
A one-story cottage on a corner, and
a lot sixty feet front by one hundred and
seventeen fee deep, with two wide streets
and a lane.
So anxious are the owners to sell that
they will take a part cash and give long
time on the balance at a low rate of In
terest. C. H. DOHSETT.
to lewipet Piste
For fale, a Forsaith Newspaper Folder;
will fold fheet SfJx4j. It Is In good order.
Price 1100. It cost originally $l,lOO, but
we have no u*e for It and want the room
It will be an invaluable adjunct to any
Of our celebrated $3.50
Shoes were sold during 12
months ending July Ist,
This means that
EVERY THIRD MAN
in Savannah is wearing these now fa
mous shoes. But
They certainly have
They arn't five dollar ones, but they FEEL like
them, and they certainly LOOK it.
(P. S. They are only 3 fifty.)
It’s a Winner.
J. PINKUSSOHN & CO., 206 Bay street, west, Savannah, Ga.
BONDY & LEDERER. Hakers, New York.
SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY
II Congress Street, West.
KODAKS AND FILMS
We charge $1 that others charge $2.50 for.
We save you from s‘2 to $5 on your eyeglass
Robinson’s Thermal Bath Cabinet. Call for
circular. Livingston’s Prescription Pharmacies,
Bull and Congress and 300 Bull street.
H. 11. LIVINGSTON.
" THE ONLY
Exclusive Family Liquor Store
IN THE CITY. TRY OUR FAMOUS
Pure Rye Whiskey.
Full Quarts, $I; four bottles, containing full Gallon, $3.50.
RFI SINfiFR &. fid
UILOHIULIi W UUl| FULL LINE OF CI.ARbT WINES.
Rpicturbll , l slation l f r v y.’ Portrai ‘ s ..
jja FRAME Wsi Savannah Views on Urina
ls FACTORY jp ware. Photographic Papers,
First-class work at lowest
105 TO 1(19 CO.\Gltllt, STREET, WEST.
SELLS ST FOR LESS.
Borated Talcum 5c I 47n Soap IS*
Roach Salt lUr . Fever Thermometer
Bryan. Chill Tonic 26c K. It. C. (Cures Rheumatism)
Insect Powder, P. D. & Co.’* 40c I Celery and Cocoa 75
Palmer’s Toilet Water SOo ( Beef, Iron nnd wine ™
fountain Syringes, Bulb Syringe?, guaranteed. Good c.esls. courteous treatment
Olid one price to all. KNIGHT'S PHARMACY
Ga. Phone 539. MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED. (Bell Phone 5H!>.
PARK AVENUE PHARMACY.
Prescriptions tilled at any hour day or
night. The only live drug siore In south
ern aection of Savannah.
PARK AVENUE PHARMACY,
J. L. BRANAN, Proprietor,
Corner Park avenue and Barnard St.
TRY RED HEART.
Il Is the beer to drink.
Ask for it and you will he deligl ll * ll
By Jung Brewing Company. Branch,
Bull and River streets.
WJI. M. iiIUCKKN, Man** r -