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JUST HALF EXPECTED CROP.
RAINS HATB LESSENED HOPES AND
PEACHES OF THE GROWERS.
Csitlnafd Damp Weather Prevented
the Rapid Motnrity of the Fruit.
Mann of Wnter Bent the Pcachfi
From the Tree* and the Rnln-Pro
dnccd Brown Rot la Now Rnvag
-Ins the Orchards—Soane Sections
Have Suffered More Than Ollier*.
The Rot. However, I* Everywhere.
Unless Present Fnlr Weather Con
tinues Still Greater Damage la Ap
Jtiere le reason to believe that the
peach crop of Georgia, estimated but a
few weeks ago as likely to be the largest
and one of the best In the history of the
state, has been or will be reduced to half
Its former magnitude by the unfavoring
condition* that have prevailed since for
mer predictions were made.
Maj. G. M. Ryals returned yesterday
morning from Griffin, where he has been
in attendance upon the meeting of the di
rectors of the State Experiment Station.
Prior to the meeting of the directors of
the station Maj. Ryals had spent several
days upon his own orchards at Ty Ty,
the directors, representing each Congres
sional district of the state, are thoroughly
posted as to the peach industry, and his
Information as to the falling off in the
amount of the peach crop Is gleaned from
what he himself saw and what his col
leagues on the board had to say. Com
missioner Stevens was also present at the
meeting and he It was who estimated the
lose at one-half of the crop.
A number of causes have conduced to
ttils result. First and foremost are the
excessive and continuous rains that have
prevailed all over the state up to a few
Weeks ago. The rains have brought about
a moist and clammy atmosphere that has
been most unfavorable to the ripening and
maturity of the peaches, have, by the very
weight of the masses of water that have
been precipitated from the skies, beaten
millions of peaches from the trees, and,
lastly, have brought on the dreaded black
or brown rot, (hit in some sections of the
etate has practically destroyed the crop
of the earlier varieties of peaches, is no*,v
attacking the Elbertas and other late va
rieties and bids fair to do damage still
more disastrous. No one of the peach
sections has escaped the ravages of the
pest, its ominous and destructive presence
having been noted everywhere peaches
are grown. The damage that it will ulti
mately do is perfectly problematic, but
the danger ts sufficiently emergent and
great to dampen or kill the enthusiasm
of some of the growers.
The brown rot has done more damage
than ony other of the rain-brought
plagues of the orchards. For about a
week now there has been but little rain
in the fruit sections and in the clearing
skies the growers are able to see the bow
of hope. It is believed that with the
continuance of sunshine and dry weather
the ravages dr the pest will be stopped,
snd that the damage it will work in the
future will, perhaps, not reach the mag
nitude that has been feared.
The damage to the crop, of course,
varies in different sections, but there is
no section where the ravages of the
brown rot have not been apparent. In
Maj. Ryals’ orchards, where every pre
caution known to agricultural science has
been resorted to to prevent the damage
that it was known would follow the ap
pearance of the rot, it is yet present on
many trees and has diminished to some
extent the number of cars that would
otherwise have been shipped.
In comparison with other orchards in
the same sections and with all the
orchards in some sections, Maj. Ryals’
trees have suffered but very little and
the damage to the crop has been small.
He feels that he has every reason to be
Satisfied with the results that have fol
owed his preventive measures and does
not anticipate that the future Injury' to
the trees or fruit will be material.
< The shipment of Elbertas from the
orchards has already been begun, though,
•s yet. In comparatively small quanti
ties. In a day or two now the Elbertas
will be leaving Georgia by the trainload
every hour, almost, of the day. To those
growers whose crops of this variety of
■the peach have not been seriously dam
aged by the rain and the rot, the fact
that the crop in general will not be as
large as was anticipated will probably
be an advantage rather than the con
trary’. There has been considerable fear
that the very large crop that has been
predicted and anticipated would serve to
beat down the price of peaches to a point
At which there was but little, if any,
profit for the growers.
GAVE OUT THE FRIZES,
Sailing Committee Mode Awards as
The Sailing Committee of the Isle of
Hope Yacht Club met yesterday .and
awarded the prizes to the winners In the
July Fourth regatta. The awards were
made exactly as announced by the Morn
ing News In Its report of the races on the
cay following. The winning yachts are as
First Class—Vida, first prize; Ecle R.,
Second Class—Georgians, first prize;
Meta W., second prize.
Third Class—Fern, first prize; Baby
Mine, second prize.
Mr. C. B. Westcott having found that
the committee did not approve of the
steps taken by him in remeasuring the
Georgiana on his own account and claim
ing the first prize for the Meta W., did
not press his claim before the commit
GAVE THEIR PASTOR A TURNOUT.
Bt. Pnal's l.otlierans Present Hev. SI.
J. Elding n Horse nnd Phaeton,
Rev. M. J. Epting, pastor of St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church, was presented a horse
and phaeton by the members of
his congregation yesterday. Dur
ing the forenoon a committee of
ladles called at the pastor’s home on
Waldburg street and presented him the
horse and phaeton, which were standing
In front of the house. The gift was a
complete surprise to the paetor, but is no
less appreciated. The turnout Is a hand
some one and U complete.
Mr. Epting expressed to the committee
his grateful appreciation of the gift
MOONLIGHT ON THE CLIFTON.
Excursion Round the Horn by Vet
erans of Ray's Immunca,
Camp Ray, of Veterans of the Spanlsh-
Amerlcan War, will give a moonlight ex
cursion "round the horn," on Thursday
evening, July 12. The trip will be made
on the steamer Clifton, and, If the weather
ts pleasant and the moon bright, ougth to
The committee In charge of the affair
consists of Messrs. V. H. Wortham, H.
M. T. Mlscally and O. H. Wilson. The
camp Is organized from former members
of Ray’s Immunes, and has a member
ship of about thirty. The Clifton will
leave Its dock at 8:30 o'clock.
Bondar Trips ro llrunswlck Via
Plant System SI.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of *I.OO. Trains
Jeavs at 2:10 a. m, and 0:20 a. rn.-ad.
MORRIS AND GATHER WOOD GO.
Brnlt Clerks Leave on Kssmi City
for New York.
Mr. John Morris, personal ledger book
keeper of the Merchants National Bank,
leaves on the Kansas City for New York
this morning, carrying with him the
I checks drawn upon the Merchants Na
i tional ( as the government depository, by
I Capt. O. M. Carter, during that portion
I of his period of service here when the
conspiracy to defraud the United States
is alleged to have been in progress.
Mr. D. K. Catherwood, personal ledger
bookkeeper of the Southern Bank. Is also
a passenger on the Kansas City. Whether
Mr. Catherwood carried his books with
him Is now known, ns at tl o'clock last
night the bank officials stated that they
had reached absolutely no determination
[ in the matter and would be able to give
| no Information on the subject until to
morrow. Mr. John O’Gorman, personal
ledger bookkeeper of tbe Savannah Bank
and Trust Company, is the only one of
the three bank clerks summoned by di
rection of District Attorney Erwin, to ap
pear before Commissioner Shields In the
Greene-Gaynor hearing, who Is not known
to be on the way to New York.
The bank clerks have been directed to
appear before Commissioner Shields Wed
nesday morning, so that Messrs. Morris
ar.d Catherwood, should they answer
the summons, will have abundant time
to recover from the effects of their sea
journey and get the documentary evi
dence they carry in Bhape for presenta
tion, before their examination by the dis
trict attorney and counsel for the defend
ant begins. Mr. O'Gorman will be able
to leave here to-morrow and still reach
New York In time to appear before the
commissioner at the day and hour ap
pointed In his subpoena.
CORONER WILL INVESTIGATE.
Will Hold Inrinrst Upon the Bodies
of Tilton and Jenkins.
The doubly fatal accident at the Plant
System yards Friday right, which cost
the lives of Robert L. Tilton end Julius
Jenkins, the latter a negro, will be Inves
tigated to-day by Coroner Goette and a
jury. The coroner had not decided last
night at what hour he will hold the In
The accident was one of the most pa
thetic of recent happening In Savannah.
The sight of the poor fellow who was
stricken down In the very bloom of his
youth, just when life had begun to yield
him a slender measure of success and
when he was first in a position to con
tribute to the comfort and happiness of
his loved ones, was sufficient to dim the
eyes of even the most callous. That he
should have met death so suddenly and
under such fearsome circumstances and
yet faced It so calmly and so bravely,
added to the pathos.
What evidence wil be brought out at
the coroner's inquest is a matter of doubt,
and until the testimony of all the wit
nesses to the accident has been adduced,
it is difficult to determine just what de
gree of fault Is to be ascribed to the
lad who met his death and what to the
engineer of the yard engine that was its
cause. Certainly, if young Tilton was
at fault, he has most dearly attoned It.
The funeral of Mr. Tilton will take
place from St. Paul's Protestant Episco
pal Church at 8 o'clock this morning, the
services being conducted by Rev. J. 1..
Scully. The Chatham Artillery, of which
Mr. Tilton was a member, will attend his
funeral In a body. The pallbearers will
be Messrs. Julian Beckett, Octavius Til
ton, Stephen Rose, Ernest Rotereau,
Marion Luffburrow and E. Crosdell.
MERCURY TAKES A DROP.
Savannnh the Coolest Place in the
Country East Night.
Savannah had a record-breaker for the
season in the weather yesterday. Mercury
went Its record of the day before one de
gree better and scored 99 degrees. This
was reached at 2:45 o'clock. The mean tem
perature for the day was 88H degrees. For
tunately for sweltering people the mer
cury began to fall shortly after high wa
ter mark was reached and, as the after
noon waned and a brisk south wind sprung
up, the weather bectime comparatively
comfortable at night. Savannah was the
the coolest place In the entire country ex
cept Jacksonville, according to the weath
er bureau. Charleston, which brags on
Its coolness, 1s not excepted. At 8 o'clock
Charlestonians were sitting on their bal
conies in a temperature nearly five de
grees higher than that of Savannah. Au
gusia at that hour reported 92 degrees,
12 above Savannah, and Charlotte reported
No casualties were reported In Savan
nah from the heat, though on the wharvee
and in the railroad yards It was Intense.
The work on the wharves was carried on
with some difficulty.
The forecast for to-day la lodal rains,
which are possible also to-morrow. Cooler
weather is predicted for the interior to
morrow. Fresh to brisk southwest winds
may be expected.
MISTRIAL WAS DECLARED.
Jury In Injnncllon Case In Superior
Court Con Id Not Agree.
At 9:30 o'clock last night the Jury in
the case of Florence N. Chambers against
D xon, Mitchell & Cos , which had been
trying to reach an agreement all day long,
reported for the lust time that an agree
ment was impossible. Judge Falllgant
then withdrew one of the jurymen and de
clared a mistrial.
The case is one wherein the plaintiff Is
seeking to enjoin the defendants from
fmther acts of trespass on land which she
oi;i!ms as her own. The question of tifle
Is the gist of the proceeding, the plaintiff
claiming that the title conveyed to the
defendants by their grantor, one T. W
Griffin, Is founded In forgery and fraud
and Is, th. refore. Illegal and void. The at
tack made upon the character and actions
of Griffin, In the effort to substantiate this
charge, made the interesting feature of
TO PICNIC AT WARSAW.
The Greens and Their Friends Pre
paring for an Enjoyable Time.
The picnic of the Irish Jasper Greens
at Warsaw Wednesday promises to be a
very pleasant affair. The picnic Is an In
vitation one. no tickets being sold, but
the Greens have many friends, and these
have been liberally remembered. For five
benefit of those who do not wish to be
troubled with baskets, the committee has
arranged to have dinners served at 5,1
cents each The Santee has been secured
for the occasion and will leave the wharf
at the foot of Abercorn street at 8:39 a. m.
FUNERAL OF MR. S. J. M. BAKER.
Will Be Attended by llnssars and
The funeral of the late Stephen J. M
Baker, whose death wos announced In the
Morning News yesterday, will take place
at 4 o’olosk this afternoon, from No. 103
Henry street, east. It will be attended by
the Georgia Hussars of which the de
ceased was an honorary member, and by
the Confederate Veterans’ Association.
The Interment will be In Bonaventure
Cemetery. Mr. Baker was widely known,
and the organizations of which he was a
member will turn out with full ranks, to
pay the last tribute of respect.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, JULY 8, 1900.
CHICAGO TEACHERS ARRIVE.
▲ PARTY OF FORTY-FIVE REACH
ED B.IVAVNAH LAsT NIGHT.
Will Spend To-day Here and Rename
Their Journey to Charleston To
morrow—About 175 Clilcagro and
Wlioonaln Teacher* to Arrive To
night, Oeildei Delegate* From
Arkanaai and Other State* Hr.
Drown of Minnesota Talk* of the
The Chicago Federation of Teachers,
forty-five aftrong, reached the city last
night over the Central, and are at the De
Soto. The members, who are nearly all
ladiea, will spend the day quietly. They
will take a look at convenient points of
interest early this morning, after which
they wili divide among the various
churches. In the afternoon they will prob
ably visit Tybee, though it may be de
cided to make a street car tour of the city
The party arrived in a special car at
tached to the regular day train of the
Central from Atlanta. Goggln, pres
ident of the Federation, heads the party,
together with Miss Tennerin, chairman of
the Committee on Arrangements. As they
have been cons antly on the move for the
last four days most of them retired early.
They were all accommodated with rooms
on the south side of the De Soto in order
that they might get the benefit of the pre
vailing southern breeze, but as the breeze
took a change about temporarily, many
requested to be given rooms facing other
wise, and in this way they were accommo
Mr. J. M. Brown, secretary of the As
sociated School Board of Minnesota. Dr.
W. A. Hunt, a school official of North
field, Minn., Prof. Thompson of Michigan,
and one or two other gentlemen are with
“I did not like the route chosen by the
Minensota party bo I Joined the Chicago
Federation party,” said Mr. Brown last
night. “The Minnesota party is making
the trip down by way of Asheville and
will probably return by way of Savannah.
They have quite a large excursion. We
have had a very pleasant trip down, stop
ping at Nashville, Chattanooga and At
lanta. The weather has been very pleas
ant, this being the first day we have felt
the heat. We shall remain here until
Monday, spending Sunday quietly and
probably going to Tybee in the afternoon.”
"We have been royally treated by the
Central.” said Mr. Brown. “A passenger
agent of the company, Mr. Fogg, I think,
met u® at Chattanooga. He was of great
assistance to us, spending the day in
showing us the points of interest and
show ing us every courtesy, and continued
with us until Atlanta. There we
were taken in hand by Mr. Robinson, who
continued with ua to Savannah, and look
ed out for our comfort, as well as furnish
ing us information of interest.”
"The Charleston convention will be
very largely attended, especially from the
Northwest. It is reported that fuliy 1,000
excursionists, mostly teachers, have left
Chicago for Charleston, and Minnesota
will be nearly as largely represented, the
president being from our state. It was
the South’s turn to have the convention,
and as the Southern teachers have been
coming North and West, we felt it only
right that we should come South. We
are anticipating a great meeting in
Charleston and a.very pleasant time.”
Supt. Ashmore met the teachers’ party
at the De Soto last night, and spent some
time with them, giving information as to
the manner in which they could best put
in their day in Savannah.
The Chicago Teachers’ Club, accompan
ied by a Wisconsin party, about 175
strong, in all, will reach the city to-night
by the Central In a train of six Pullman
sleepers. The party will remain here
about twenty-four hours. The Arkansas
party is expected to reach here this after
noon or to-night, and it is expected that
a number of small parties from the South
and West will reach the city to-day and
TWENTY ROUNDS FOR DECISION.
Pete Mnnxte nnd Eddie Murk, at
Newark. Will Come Together.
A twenty-round bout for a decision has
been arranged between Pete Manzte of f-a
vannah and Eddie Mack of Newark, N. J.,
which will be pulled off on July 18. It is
probable that the fight will take place at
Ihe Theater, but this has not been defi
Each of the fighters has deposited *IOO
with T. O. Mcßride, who has'been select
ed as stakeholder. This sum will be for
feited by that one of them who does not
enter the ring at the appointed time and
will remain as a side bet. if the fight
comes off, until the contest Is decided.
The fight is to be at catch weights.
Manzle’s skill and cleverness are well
known In Savannah, where he has fought
a number of fistic battles, and his oppo
nent is said to be ample able to hold his
own with the best of them In his class.
The encounter will doubtless prove inter
esting to those who enjoy what Is usually
described In the handbills as "a clean
and scientific exhibition of the manly art
FINISHING THE CENSUS WORK.
Savannah Itetnrna to Go Forward
Early This Week.
Supervisor Henry Blun is finishing up
the census work for this district. He said
yesterday that he expects to forward the
returns for Savannah to Washington early
this week. Although the schedules are
being tabulated here, he will be unable
to give out any Information.
Mr. Blun said that probably the first
thing to be done with the returns after
they reach the census director will be to
check up the schedules In order to deter
mine the amount of pay to which the
enumerators are entitled. After this has
been done they will take their turn in
being tabulated in the usual manner.
Whrlever information is obtained as to'
the population of the city will have to
come from the director. Mr. Blun said.
Y. M. C. A.’S SUMMER GYM.
Gen. Secretary Johnson In Charge
During Mr. Illnke’s Absence.
In the absence of Mr. J. C. Blake, phy
sical director of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, who Is taking a course
of physical culture at Chautauqua, the
nine gymnasium classes a week will be
In charge of General Secretary Johnson
who has had experience In this work. The
classes during the summer mcn'hs wl l
be conducted as follows, the work done
being of a light \arlety:
Business Men—Monday, Wednesday and
Friday afternoons at 6:30 o'clock.
Young Men—Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday nights at 9 o'clock.
Boys—Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
mornings at 10 o’clock.
The junior classes have been changed
from the afternoons
PRICE OF ICE GOES UP.
Cnnsnnirra Will Pay 20 Cent* a Hun
dred From Now 'on.
Ice consumers will have to pay 20 cents
a hundred for Ice from now on, except
those who have contracts for the fifteen
rent rate The advance Is now in effect.
Whether It will last or whether Ice will
Ao Atlll higher remama to be seen. ,
PLEASANT A It'D PROFITABLE.
Col. Lawton’* Comment on Meeting
of tbe Georgia Bar Association.
Col. A. L. Lawton returned yesterday
morning from Warm Springs, where he
had been in attendance upon the annual
meeting of the Georgia Bar Association.
He said that the meeting was one of the
most pleasant, as it was in every way one
of the moet instructive and profitable, that
he had ever attended.
So large was the mass of business that
required the consideration and action of
the association that much of it had to be
postponed until the next annual meeting.
There were several matters of legislation,
including the question of fees for expert
medical testimony and privileged commu
nications between physician and patient
and that of the admission to the bar, with
out examination, of law graduates of sev
eral colleges in the state, now enjoying
this privilege. Members of the associa
tion desired that the Legislature should be
memorialized on these subjects and that
the passage or repeal of laws affecting
them should be urged. On account of the
stress of business, however, it was deter
mined to make no recommendation on
any of these questions, but to defer ac
tion until the next meeting.
Besides Col. Lawton, Col. P. W. Mel
drim. Judge Paul E. Seabrook and Mr.
T. M. Cunningham, Jr., attended the
meeting of the association. Col. Meldrim
did not return to Savannah directly after
the adjournment, but Judge Seabrook and
Mr. Cunningham came down on the same
train with Col. Lawton. Col. Meldrim
is expected to arrive to-morrow.
Members of the American Bar Associa
tion here have received communications
from its secretary, inquiring if they in
tend attending <he dinner in honor of the
bench, and 7>ar of America, given in Lon
don, by the English bar, about the middle
of the present month. It Is not likely that
any Savanah members of the American
Association will be enabled to attend.
Col. Ixiwton said yesterday that h could
The meeting of the American Bar Asso
ciation take® place thi* year at Saratoga,
Aug. 29. It Is probable that several Sa
vannah lawyers will attend this assem
blage of the distinguished men of the
legal profession in the United States.
FIFTEEN i.\ police court.
Recorder Had a Ltvely Lot to Dl
Fifteeen prisoners were on tho Record
er’s docket yesterday when court was con
vened. The case of Robert Holmes, col
ored, who is charged with the shooting
of Joe Edwards, while on a plctaic on the
Alpha Thursday morning, was not heard
as the boy is unable to appear as a wit
ness. In fact the boy was yesterday re
ported to be neither the police
department nor the coroner has been offi
cially notified to that effect. The nix wit
nesses in the case who have been locked
up at the- barracks pending the hearing,
were yesterday released on bond.
Another case that was continued was
that of Charles West, colored, who is
thought to be a bicycle thief.
Manigault Jones and John Doty, two
colored boys about 14 years 61d, were turn
ed over to the City Court on a charge of
stealing a bicycle from Mr. W. H. Artley.
The other prisoners who were up on pet
ty charges, were quickly disposed of in
th© usual way with fines, imprisonment or
DOING DUTY ON THE MARIETTA.
Former Naval Militiaman’* Soove
nier of the Philippine*.
Mr. Henry S. Colding: has received from
Elmer C. Horton-, blacksmith on the Uni
ted States ship Marietta, a handsomely
engraved nautilus shell. On the ehell
in raised letters, is the inscription, ”A
souvenir to Henry S. Colding, from B. C.
Horton, U. S. S. Marietta, Cebu, P. 1.,
According to a letter which accompanied
the present. Mr. Horton is ably sustain
ing the reputation of Georgians as unfail
ing shots. He won the prizes offered
aboard ship for the best rifle and pistol
shots. He also says Incidentally that the
temperature In the engine rooms aboard
ship, where he is engaged most of the
time, Is 140 degrees In the shade. Mr.
Horton's duties in the engine rooms Is to
keep the boilers supplied with water.
During his residence in Savannah, Mr.
Horton was a member of the Georgia
Naval Militia, in which he made a repu
tation for being faithful and efficient. His
friends will be pleased to hear of his
success on the Marietta.
ELKS gone to grand lodge.
Savnnnnli's Delegation to Atlantic
A delegation of Elks sailed yesterday on
the Alleghany for Baltimore whence they
Will go to Atlantic City, N. J., where the
Grand Dodge of the order will meet on
July 10, and continue In session for three
days. Those who went from Savannah
are Messrs. G. Fantini, W. F. Gibson,
Frank Chester, Ed. Haslam. Charles
Pritchard, J. C. Shaw, Newcomb Cohen,
Virgil Burns, J. C. Anderson and J. C.
A number of members of the Savannah
lodge are now In the vicinity of Atlantic
City, and it is thought that they will be
present.at the meetings of the Grand
Lodge. It is also quite likely that other
members who cculd not spare the lime
lor the sti airier trip will go by rail Jater,
but In time for the meetings.
WIFE GRANTED ADMINISTRATION.
Clement Dohy Also Filed a Petition
for a Yrsr'i Support.
Temporary letters of administration upon
the estate of John F. Doby were granted
by Judge Ferrill in the Court of Ordi
nary yesterday to Clement Doby, who
also filed an application for a widow's
year's support. Appraisers were appoint
ed to estimate the value of the estate and
lhe amount the widow should be allowed
for this latter purpose.
letters dismlssory were granted to Will
iam A. Houston, as guardian of the per
sons and estates of Louisa Pittman and
Pimples on the face are not only an
noying, but they Indicate bad blood.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla c*ures them by puri
fying tha blood.—ad.
*19.43 to Cincinnati and Return Via
Account annual convention B. T. P. IT.
of America. Through car service. Tickets
on sole July 10, 11 and 12, final return limit
July 18, 1900. James Freeman, City Pas
senger and Ticket Agent, 141 Bull street.—
You will find Hicks' to-day the coolest
place In Savannah. Plenty ices, and
everything in the world to eat. Tender
lamb, fat chickens, fresh fish. All kinds
of fruits and vegetables.
A dinner at Hicks' is a dinner.—ad.
Foye * Morrison's New Store.
The metal celling ! being put In first
and second floors of the new Foye A Mor
The firm will move Into the store about
Cheap Excursion Via 9. A. L. Ky.
*5.00 to Jacksonville and return. Tickets
will be sold July 14 and limited for return
until July 29—ad.
KILLING TEN TO ONE IN LUZON
A SAVANNAH SOLDIER’S DESCRIP
TION OF PHILIPPINE WARFARE.
I’rlTnte Gannon of the 47th Infantry
Gives an Account of Two Excur
sions In Which His lleilmnt Par
ticipated The Reporta Simply
Show the Sort of Guerilla Warfare
Which Still Continues In the
Islands Filipino* Ddk Bumboo
Pita for Soldlero—Over 200 of the
Brown Men Killed on One Expe
Mr. John J. Gannon of this city received
a few days ago a letter from his brother.
Privat. Joseph H, Gannon, of the Forty
seventh United, States Infantry, now in
the Philippines. Th© letter was written
from Legaspi, several weeks ago. Besides
giving Information of personal Interest to
his relatives here. Private Gannon gives
some account of the fighting In which the
troops of his regiment had been recently
Like former letters received from Pri
vate Gannon and other soldiers In the
Philippines, this letter shows that the same
old bushwhacking tactics are being con
tinued in the Philippines and that while
the Americans are killing ten Filipihos to
one American, the Filipinos seem to be
able to stand the ratio. The fighting re
ported oedurred during February and
March. This is rather ancient news, but
it is of interest as showing the conditions
under which the Americans are doing their
work in the Philippines. Private Gannon
writes In part as follows:
"In scouting from Albay to Daraga,
some thirty-five or forty shots were fired
at us, and the firing was kept up until
the outposts from Daraga and troops from
Albay came up and charged across a rice
paddy and drove them Into the moun
tains. We had a general scout of six com
panies on the morning of the 6th, and went
out from Legaspi with three companies at
5:30 a. m.—probably a thousand insurrec
tors were seen during the morning and
a number of shots exchanged at long
range, but only at one point did they moke
any stand. At this point a lieutenant, with
one platoon of Company 1., advanced upon
them across a wide and very muddy ride
paddy, on the other side of which they
had a well-constructed trench. Our ad
vance was necessarily slow on account of
the mud, but we held their attention. In
the meantime two lieutenants, with the
other platoon, flanked the trench, and get
ting close up before being seen they kill
ed twenty-two, one of whom was an offi
cer. Having seen fires in both Daraga and
Albay In the early morning, and those
companies not having come out, we march
ed to those places and found they had
both been attacked the night previous by
men armed with both bolos and guns. At
Albay when we reached there, forty-four
Filipinos had been collected to be buried
in a trench they were digging..
"The colonel of the Fortieth Regiment
having arrived here with a battalion of
his regiment, they were stationed at Da
raga and Albay; and the colonel having
called in all the companies, we took the
ship he had come in, which lay idle In the
harbor and was a government transport,
L led four companies and two pieces of
artillery, and at 10 p. m., Feb. 8, we sail
ed for Tabaco. We landed the next morn
ing at 8 o’clock, all except the artillery.
The enemy opened fire on us just before
the small boats reached the beach, but
without killing any of the troops. They
were driven out of their trenches on the
left side of the town by our line ad
vancing one-half at a time across a rice
field, without any loss to either side so
far as known. A captain with his com
pany, who was protecting our right flank.
charged l a trench back of town, killing
six; another captain killed four more
after we had possession of the town on
the road to the extreme right. A com
pany was then sent out to the left under
o lieutenant, and with another lieutenant,
surprised a number In the trenches on the
road to Legaspi, killing between them
twenty-five, one an officer.
"The insurrectos had determined to burn
Tabaco, but our coming was a surprise to
them, as they expected us over-land. They
set fire to about twenty houses, but we
succeeded in extinguishing the flames In
all the houses of any importance except
three. Mr. Fulcher, an Englishman In
charge of large hemp interests, said that
they had been carting away furniture for
two weeks, and that had we delayed much
longer the town would surely have been
"On March 17. we left with oil available
men from Legaspl, Albay and Daraga,
about 420 men, and one section of artil
lery. We had for transportation one
four-mule army wagon, one ambulance, an
Improvised four-pony wagon and 1 some
"The troops from Legaspi marched at 5
a. m., March 14, 1900. the troops from Al
bay and Daraga joining as the command
passed, except one company of the For
tieth Regiment Infantry, U. S. A., which
was ordered to occupy Malabog -in the
early morning and hold it. From
this time until we took Guinoba
tan, a distance of probably seven miles,
we had almost constant firing from parties
in the hills; and In the woods this side
of CamalSg, an earth trench or barricade
had been built across the rood at the en
trance to the woods, two earth and 1 hemp
barricades had been put in where the
hemp ones were when we first took Cama
lig—the wings had been extended fifty or
sixty yards on each side of the road—the
brush and undergrowth had been cut down
and the place arranged In front with pit
falls, with sharpened bamboo upright In
them and the surface carefully conceal
ed. A corpora! of Company I, Forty
seventh Infantry, United States Volun
teers, fell into one of these pitfalls and
was severely wounded—the bamboo pass
ed entirely through his hand and cloth
ing and obliquely into his belly, penetrat
ing at the naval, making a wound three
inches long—anoiher bamboo penetrated
“At Camalig. about fifty riflemen fired
on the command while resting In the
churchyard, shots striking everywhere
among the men—some hitting the church
and some cutting off limbs from the trees
in front, but no one was hit. and the fire
was stopped by volleys from our men
from the opposite side of the town and
from a 3-inch gun.
"From there to Gulnobatan the firing
was almost constant, but we were not
forced to deploy, and only stopped a com
pany now and then to fire a few volleys
when the fire became too hot. At Guino
batan we had a sharp little engagement,
but charged and took the place. A pri
vate of Company I, Forty-seventh In
fantry, was shot In the right shoulder,
not dangerous. From Gulnobatan to Li
gao only two shots were fired at us. and
we entered the town without opposition.
tVe found the town deserted, except by
three or four Spaniards, who had con
cealed themselves when the bolo men
drove the Inhabllants out, and a Filipino
doctor who was attending some wound
ed men, whom they had In hospitals, nnd
the family with whom he lived, also <he
hospital attendants, who wore the red
cross on their arms. The whole command
remained at Llgao that night. On Fri
day the whole command returned to Da
raga. Albay and Legaspl, reaching there
about 2p. m. The command was fired
on most of the way from Gulnobatan, In
through Camalig. hy about the same
number of riflemen found In going up. No
one wns killed or wounded on our side
while returning. Seventeen Spanish pris
oner* came In during the day we remain
ed In Llgao. They all had bolo cuts of
recent date. They were accompanied by
a native Filipino, who said the presidents
wanted to come In and bring In his peo
ple, but that if he did and we did not
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Good agency contracts to gentlemen of
remain to protect them the Filipinos
would kill him and many of his people.”
Private Gannon states that over 200 Fil
ipinos were killed in this expedition, and
that the enemy were kept busy for two
days burying their dead. The detachment
carried along a 12-pounder Hotchkiss, for
which the ammunition furnished was
found to be absolutely worthless, as the
charge would not carry 900 yards with any
Teutonia Company of the Uniform
Bank of the Knights of Pythias will have
its annual picnic at Tybee Thursday. Mr.
Herman Lange is chairman of the com
mittee in charge. A large attendance and
a good time is expected.
The members of thf Forest City Inde
pendent Club will give a picnic Aug. 9.
at the Tybee Hotel. The following is the
committee on arrangements: Chas. Tous
salnt, James Lane, James Mcßride.
Thos. L. Hill, Charles Carroll. The club
has a membership of nearly 400.
Ruth Bontet, the child who was serious
ly Injured by falling over the banisters
of the Savannah Female Orphan Asylum
last Saturday night, and who has since
been at the Savannah Hospital, was re
ported last night as having improved con
siderably during the past week. It is now
thought that there Is a chance of her com
The “Young Men’s Sunday” meeting of
the Young Men's Christian Association
(colored), will be held In the association's
new rooms In St. Augustine Hall, Bolton
lane and West Broad street, at 5:30
o'clock this afternoon. The programme
will consist of songs and prayer and short
talks by the young men, and piano and
Light Day With Police.
For a Saturday there was very little
done at the barracks yesterday. The only
case of any Importance was that of
Ephraim Robertson, colored, who was ar
rested by Patrolman Malette of the Ocean
S eamship Company’s force on a charge
of stealing brasses from the wharf.
NOW FOR SOFT-SHELL CRABS.
Choice Lot Will Reach Savannah To
To the lovers of soft shell crabs there
Is something of particular interest just
now. Those who have enjoyed them dur
ing the season by hustling to the dealer
who was lucky enough to get a shipment,
know the importance of promtness when
It Is announced they are here. You have
to hurry or left without. Believing it
is better to give a tip before than after
ward, Logan desires to inform his cus
tomers that the last shipment pf the sea
son will be reecived by him to-morrow
(Monday). Order promptly If you desire
any. They are sure to be gone before
the sun gets to the 80-degree point.—ad.
Peachtree street, Atlanta, Ga., under
new management. Cafe of rare excellence.
Recommends Itself for the notable char
acter of its guts.s. Free coaches. Sco
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819.45 to Cincinnati and Return Via
Account annual convention B. Y. P. U.
of America. Through car service. Tickets
on sale July 10, 11 and 12, final return limit
July 18. 1900. James Freeman. City Pas
senger and Ticket Agent. 141 Bull street.—
One Fare lloand Trip to Atlanta
Via Central of Georgia llallna}.
Account annual Convention Young Peo
ple's Christian Union, Untversallst
Church, Atlanta, Ga. Tickets on sale
July 10, and for trains scheduled to ar
rive in Atlanta forenoon, July 11. Final
limit returning July 20, 1900. Ticket office
107 Bull street, and Central passenger
To Rrmumlclt nnd Return, *ll.OO Via
the Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of *I,OO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. m and
5:20 a. m.—ad.
$1.60 Round Trip—Cheap Excursion.
Thursday, July 12.
Special train will leave Savannah 7:30
a. m., city time, via Southern Railway
Thursday, July 12, returning leave August
ta 10:00 p. m., same dale; *1.50 round, trip
Separate coaches for white andi colored
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Harper's Monthly, Scrlbner'a Monthly
Century Magazine, Munsey's, ths Puri
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Eclectic, Cosmopolitan. Junior Munsey’
Lipplncott, North American Review Re
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Bookman, Book-Buyer, Physical Culture
also all the summer fashion books th
Forum, Recreation, McClure's, Outlni-
Sports Afield, Leslie's Popular Monthly
Science and Industry, St. Nicholas, Short
Stories. Carpentry and Building. Arrhl
tee.t and Builders' Magazine, edition of
Scientific American, the Brickbullder the
Truth. Home Magaaine. Arena. Anglo
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We have just received a
handsome line of Men's Vi c j
Kid Patent Leather Ball
and Button Shoes, in the
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That we will sell at Popu.
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Ask to See Them
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WEST CONGRESS ST,
and you will realize why Congres*
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oo more pretentious streets, and it
you wilt come to our store you will
discover that our prices are lower
than others even on Congress street.
to get estimates on stove and
range work. Plenty ot time in
which to do the work and prices
now are inducingly low, We have
the celebrated “Perfect” and Royal
Magic Ranges. Come in, see and
at extremely low prices and a
mammoth stock to select from,
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Great and Good
To You Heat-Burdened People
Now that OLD SOL, Is doing his best to
melt you In nothingness, we come to the
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A big reduction In Hot Reducers—such
as Ice Cream Freezers, Ice Goods and
For those who will get-married 1*
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liii imot Ml
Thorough preparation for college or bus
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fall the school will he moved to ne
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Further particulars from the principal,
ORMOND B. STRONG,
(111 Lincoln Street.
Catalogue may be had for the asking •
Solomons' Bull street drug store
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If you want the best service and every
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Charleston’s Leading Restaurant,
THE PALACE CAFE,
*7B King street.