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NO ROOM FOR MORE CHILDREN
LAST YEAR’S ATTENDANCE LARG
EST IN HISTORY OF PUBLIC
Over 300 >loro I'upil* Than the Year
Before—Sapt. Ashiuore Anticipate*
Trouble in Providing for All Ap
plicant* Next Year—Dr. J. H. Read's
Kesignatiou Accepted by the Board
of Education nud J. R. Snn**>.
Esq , Elected \ ice Chairman—The
Name* of Thirty Successful Candi
dates Placed I pon the Waiting
List—Several Vacancies Expected
to Occur soon.
The July meeting of the Board of Edu
cation was held at the Chatham Academy
yesterday afternoon, those present being
Col. George A. Mercer, president, presid-
The other commissioners were
Messrs. Saussy, Denmark, Blun, Dee Hoy
Myers. Estill and O’Byrne.
The resignation of Dr. James B. Read,
lor mapv years vice chairman of the board
and one of its most faithful as well ts
most influential members, was received,
and accepted with regret. Mr. J. R.
Saussy was elected vice chairman to fl.l
The monthly report of Superintendent
Ashmore was of special interest. Al
though deferring a full review of the
school work of the year just ended until
the annual report to be submitted later.
Superintendent Ashmore says: “The past
school year, I believe, has been a very
successful one despite the unfavorable
conditions under which some of the
schools had to bo operated on account
of the burning of Chatham Academy. The
school enrollment and attendance has been
larger than ever before in the history of
The following interesting comparison of
the echool enrolment as compared with
the previous year, is submitted: City
schools, IS99—White, 3.501: colored, 2.ltd;
total, 6.015. City schols 1900—White. 4,048;
colored, 2,297; total. 6.347. Increase,
whiles. 197; colored, 135; totaL 332. For
the country schools there wal a decrease
of sixteen whites and an increase of thir
teen colored. The total enrolment for both
city and county was 4.705 white and 3,992
colored, making a grand total of 8.697, or
an increase for the year of 329.
Commenting upon these flgures, Super
intendent Ashmore said:
“If will thus be seen that the annual
increased demand for school accommoda
tions continues unifofm and steady, as it
iias continued for many years. The great
problem before us now is that of school
accommodation. During the first part of
the next school year the pressure will un
questionably be very great, but it is to
be hoped that the pressure will soon be
removed by the increased room at the
Eighth Street School and at Chatham
Academy. This temporary embarrassment
will be further increased by the unwilling
ness of parent? to send their children to
the afternoon schools. As there seems to
be no practical remedy aside from wait
ing for the completion of the new- build
ings. I shall do the best I can with the
problem, realizing, however, that the sit
uation in October wl.l be very embar
The unsatisfactory conditions existing in
the upper rooms of the Henry Street
School are alluded to by Supt. Ashmore,
■with the conclusion that it will le useless
to attempt to remedy these conditions un
til the completion of the Eighth Street
School when one grade can be transferred
to the new school from Henry street.
The report of the committee on the re
cent examination of applicants for teach
ers’ places was received and adopted.
The report shows that of the applicants
■who stood the examination thirty obtain
ed the required percentage to place them
upon the eligible list and they were con
sidered so recorded. Of this number six
teen are white and fourteen colored. The
names of the new eligibles are as follows,
being given in alphabetical order and not
according to their standing on the list:
Whites: Miss Mattie E. Collins, Miss
Margaret Fish bur ne. Miss Julia Harn, Mis*
Georgia Hunt, Miss Francis Janow. Miss
Lenora Kreeger, Miss Julia Debey. Miss
Carol Moorer. Miss Margaret Novel. Mr.
O. A. Partridge. Miss Dila Rabun. Miss
Edith Robinson. Miss Clyde Schuman,
Miss Amelia Shumate, Miss Mary E.
Thomas. Miss America Wood berry.
Colored: Virginia Box, ZHa Blyipr.
Samuel A. Grant. Florence Hendrickson,
Carrie Hendrickson, Nettie Houston. Sam
uel S. Kelson, Susie H. Lloyd, Madeline
Shivery. Marie Spencer, Rebecca Styles.
Sarah Sheftall, Mamie Whitmire, Cvrus
Nearly an equal number of those who
passed under former examinations are
etill on the list, so that being upon this
list does not by any means assure a
teachers’ place in the near future. None
of the expected resignations was received
yesterday, but the hoard has reason to
believe that there will be a few vacancies
to fill in the hear future. Appointments
are made as a rule from those of high
est standing on the list, other qualifica
tions being considered.
Col. Mercer, chairman of Special Com
mittee on rebuilding; the Chatham Acad
emy, made a report on what had been done
by the committee. The result of the first
conference of the committee of the Board
of Education and the trustees of the acad
emy has already been given ill the Morn
ing News. Col. Mercer said further, that
he is of the opinion that the objection of
some of the trustees to any enlargement of
the plan of rebuilding the academy was
owing to doubts on their part, that it could
be rebuilt with the funds available, bat he
was of the opinion that the work could
be done within the limit, and even If that
should be exceeded the Board of Educa
tion could make up the deficit in advanced
rsnt. The report was received as informa
The Finance Committee reported prog
ress in the matter of the fine paid into
court in the case of the Turnpike com
missioners. versus the Vernonberg Shell
On recommendation of the Finance Com
mittee, the superintendent of public schools
was made ossistant to the treasurer in
order that he may he familiar with all
items in the treasurer's accounts, so ae to
be able to give information to the board
■whenever information may be desired.
This service is to be performed without
The resignation of Dr. J. B Read, vice
chairman, as a member of the board was
read and accepted. Dr. Read having re
moved to Green Cove Springs, Fla The
following resolution, offered by Mr. My
ers, was unanimously adopted:
The Board of Public Education ac
cepts with great reluctance and regret
the resignation of Dr James B Read, the
vice president of this hoard, and Is deep
ly pained to sever the relations, official
nnd personal, which have for so many
years connected him with the cause of
public education in thls'clty and county.
They trust that a change of residence will
result in his Improved health and happi
ness. and they will ever retain a deep
rind cordial recollection of the long and
valuable service lie has rendered to this
board, and of his kind nnd courteous as
sociation with its members.
J. R. Saussy, esrp. was unanimously
elected to till ih> vacancy In the vice
chairmans!!.. This leave- u vacancy In
the board which will lie filled at a future
The application of Miss Lilia D. Hill
for a year s leave ot nl l. inr- w hliout pay.
for ilie put p-se of put suing a . ill s of
Ft’jdhs at the i'hl'-ago i’niversity, was
granted on t- otlon of Mr Myers
Supt. Ashmore slat and lhai ihere wrr
two applVat tons for school buildings, one
• ' Boutli Ni wington and Ihe niher at
West Savannah On motion by Col. Estlll
the superintendent was requested to as
certain the number at children wlth.n the
school age in the localities mentioned and
also if the people interested would donate
sires for the school house*.
The superintendent stated that he had
been solicited to subscribe for a city di
rectory on motion ho was authorized to
subscribe for Goette’s Directory and no
TO SEE ABOI’T HOSPITAL SCHEME.
City Connell Will Consider Offer for
Army Untldlng* To-morrow.
Mayor Myers said yesterday that he will
lay the subject of the purchase of the gov
ernment hospital buildings before the City
Council at Its meeting to-morrow after
noon. The Mayor is very doubtful as to
the advisability of the city’s purchasing
the property, but at the same time he is
making an investigation of the condidons.
He had some of the maps from the en
gineer’s office brought down yesterday for
the purpose of seeing if the city had any
available iand which could be used for
hospital purposes. The maps revealed that
while the city owns considerable scattered
real estate in the southern section it does
not own any of sufficient extent for such
“It would he very expensive to move the
hospital buildings from their present loca
tion to any site north of the Savannah,
Florida and Western Railway," said the
Mayor, “even if we should find it to our
advantage to buy them. In this case I
think it would be better to obtain by lease
or purchase suitably located land in the
near vicinity of the present hospital site.
It would not only be less expensive to
move the buildings, but the hospital would
be located outside of the residence sec
“I find that the city’s expenditures for
hospital facilities are not very great,’’
said the Mayor, “and the service rendered
is satisfactory. From a business stand
point it might not be well to hamper
the city's finance's by making a large ex
penditure for hospital purposes."
Alderman James M. Dixon is one of
those who believes that the city should
not fail to take, advantage of the oppor
tunity offered it. "It would be a great
mistake if the city should let such an op
portunity pass.” he said. “The hospital
question has been very thoroughly dis
cussed during the last several months.
an<J the advantage ro the city of having
its own hospital has been clearly shown.
Now we have the opportunity of securing
finely equipped hospital buildings at much
below actual cost, and it should not he
allowed to pass. Dand conveniently situ
ated can be obtained on reasonable terms
and the buildings can be removed at a
small cost. I, for one, shall favor tak
ing advantage of the opportunity.**
Mayor Myers has received a telegram
from Quartermaster General Ludlngton,
thanking him for his courtesy and inter
est in the matter, and stating that In ac
cordance with his request, the dismant
ling of the hospital will be deferred.
OCC'I LTATION OF SATURN.
\n Interesting- Heavenly Phenome
non to Take Place To-night.
An occultation of the pianet Saturn will
take place to-night, when for more than
an hour the ringed planet will be con
cealed by the moon’s disk.
The immersion, as the astronomers call
it, will take place at 11:51, o’clock, and the
emersion at 12:13 o'clock. Just before the
occultation the planet will hang like a
bright gem on the dark edge of the moon,
and then, almost suddenly, will disappear
from view. The phenomenon is a rare cne
and a view of it wilt doubtless be enjoy
ed by those who care to turn their eyes
heavenward, at that time.
As superintendent Ashmore and prin
cipal H. F. Train, both leave to-day at
nooil for Charleston, to attend the sess
ions of the National Educational Associ
ation, and as the other high school teach
ers are already out of the city, the high
school telescope, unfortunately can not
be brought into play for the benefit of
those who would enjoy a telescopic study
of the event. The occultation can be seen
very plainly with the naked eye, how
CHATHAM R. F„ CO.’S LOT SALE.
Will Take Place nt <1 O’clock This
At 6 o’clock this afternoon the Chatham
Real Estate and Improvement Company,
by Mr. C. H. Dorsett, the veteran real
estate auctioneer, will offer a number of
city lots for sale. The lots ere on Price,
Plant, St. Michaels, St. Johns and other
streets, and are doubtless the beet locat
ed, moderate priced, property that Ijas
been placed upon the market for sever* 1
The sale is to close up the real estate
account of series "A.” and in order to in
duce persons of limited means to Invest,
the payments are arranged so as to place
them within the reach of any one who
has a small but regular income. The lots
seem to afford a good opportunity for safe
Mr. M. J. Solomons, secretary and
treasurer of the company, ties ordered a
supply of lemonade for the occasion.
25 CENTS A HI NI>REX NOW.
Gorrle Ice Company’s Latent Sched
ule of Prices.
The Gorric Ice Company people say they
are having all sorts of times with ice
consumers about prices. The announce
ment that ice had advanced to 20 cents
a hundred, they say, has given them
no end of trouble. Asa matter of fact,
they have advanced Ihe price to 25 cents
a hundred, an advance of 250 per cent, in
two jumps. The prices are now 25 cents
for a hundred pounds; ]5 cents for fifty
pounds, and 10 cents for twenty-five
pounds. Whether it will go any higher
remains to be seen. People have been
getting cheap ice for some time, and at
the present price, even, there Is not likely
to be much kicking, if the weight is
reasonably near what the prices call for.
AVHEATII FOR NATTER I, EE'S GRAVE
Sent by the Suvnnnali laden to
Coin in liln.
At the quarterly meeting of the Savan
nah Cadets last nigh it was decided to
send to Columbia a laurel wreath, to be
placed upon the grave of the late Capt.
C. B. Satterlee. This memorial is intend
ed by the Cadets to express their ap
preciation of the services rendered to the
state militia as a whole by Capt. Satter
lee while assistant adjutant gcvieral of
the slate, as well as to express the es
teem and affection of the company of
which he was an honored member. To
day is the anniversary of his death.
TEACHERS GOM; TO HAHMQATOX.
Most of Western F.xeurslonlsts >ow
fit flit* Convention.
Most of the Chicago teachers who have
been spending a day or two in Savannah
on their way to the meeting of the No
tional Education Association that con
venes in Charleston to-day, left yesterday
morning or afternoon. A few of them
remained over, enough to include a short
trip to Tybee among their experiences.
These iv nt over on the night trains.
tin a I rote of Ihirnor,
Maj K T Comegys. who spent several
mrinths in Soxaimah in charge of the gov
ernment hospital, has gone on a leave of
absence. Maj. Comegya received orders
some time sine* to proceed to Manila, but
it is understood that he will be allowed to
enjoy a leave before complying with th*
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1900.
OFFICERS SALARIES FIXED.
LEASE OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE
AND GULF RATIFIED.
Salary of Chairman Haniua of the
Central $10,600 and Lawton A (un
uingbnm'* Salaries * Attorneys
for the Central aul Ocean Steam
ship Companies SIO,OOO and $5,000
Respectively—Mr. tdward A\ ork
iaiau’m Resignation ns Secretary to
the President Accepted. *:
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
Central of Georgia Railway Company
yesterday the lease of the Chattahoochee
and Gulf Railroad by the Central was
ratified as required by the laws of Ala
bama. in which st£te the leased line is
The new line runs from CoHimbia to
Dothan and on the west side of the Coc
tahatehee river for a distance of sixty-
S’ven miles. The line is being construct
ed by the Central under a contract with
the stockholders. The terms of the lease
were published in the Morning News
some time ago. President Egan stated
yesterday that the ikw line has been
completed for a distance of about forty
seven miles, and that the work of push
ing it to completion is now in progress
The line runs through the counties of
Geneva and Henry and a part of Coffee,
penetrating some of the best territory
in southeast Alabama.
After the meeting of the stockholders
the quarterly meeting of the board of di
rectors was held, at which several inter
esting Items of business were transacted.
The salary of Maj. J. F. Hanson as chair
man of the board was fixed at SIO,OOO per
annum. The salaries of Dawton & Cun
ningham as attorneys of the Central .of
Georgia were fixed at SIO,OOO per annum
and as attorneys of the Ocean steamship
Company at $5,000 per annum.
The resignation of Mr. Edward Work
man as secretary to the president was
accepted. This was no surprise, as Mr.
Workman's retirement has been anticipat
ed for some time. Mr. Workman has per
formed the duties of this position for the
last ten or twelve years, having first been
private secretary to President Alexander,
in which position he was continued by the
iate H. M. Comer, first as president and
receiver and afterwards as president of
the reorganized company. Mr. Workman
had the fuii confidence and esteem of both
of the presidents under whom he served
and of the members of the boards of di
rectors as well. His friends here would
regret if his retirement from the itosition
which he has so long held should result
in his removal from the city.
The members of the board present at
the meeting weie Maj. J. F. Har.son, cfflu.
man; Col. A. R. Dawton. Mr. T. M. Cun
ningham. Mr. George J. Mills, Mr. A. Vets
burg. Capt. E. P. Howell of Atlanta, Mr.
I*. B. Harroid of Americus, Mr. S. R.
Jacques of Macon and President Egan.
Mr. Tinsley F. Smith, the assistant seo
rotary to the president, was temporarily
appointed to the position of secretary.
PHONES ACROSS THE RIVER.
Georgia Company Now Control* the
The Georgia Telephone and Telegraph
Company, which controls the telephone
service from the city to Hutchinson’s Isl
and, has just completed he installation
of four telephones in the terminal build
ings, and has orders to put in three more
as soon as possible. The Georgia Com
pany has its main 25-pair wire cable,
wires in which are leased to the railroad
for telegraph purposes, and also uses the
city cable, which connects at present with
the revenue cutter Tybee’s wharf, where
a Georgia ’phone has been put in place
of the Bell ’phone under its contract with
The river is pretty well spanned with
cables at present, and will have more
later, when the Edison Electric Illumi
nating Company puts in a large one for
the purpose of furnishing lights on the
Island. The Edison people propose put
ting down a very fine cable. The wires
In the Georgia Company’s cable are in
sulated with paper, covered with lead,
and armored wiih large iron wires to
protect it. The number of wires in it are
believed to be sufficient to supply the en
tire demand for telephone service on the
other side of 4he river.
General Manager Polk of the Georgia
Company has been watching closely the
progress the new company is making.
Thursday of each week an account is
kept of the number who use the ‘phone,
and the increase for the last three weeks
has been remarkable. Thursday three
weeks ago the number of calls was 5,800;
Thursday two weeks ago there were 6,200
calls, and Thursday of last week 7,300
calls. The increased popularity of the
new 'phone, aside from ks dealings with
the public, is shown by the fact that it
is continually making new’ connections.
When all of its orders are filled nearly
every nook and corner of the city will
The fight that it was expected would
follow' the operations of rival companies
has not come, apparently. The fact the
Georgia’s rates are under Us competitor
gtverf it the advantage in getting new
FIRST SESSION TO-MORROW.
Annual Convention of Court nnd Po
lice Officers of tlio State.
The Convention of the Clerks, Sheriffs.
Chiefs of Police and Marshals’ Associa
tion of Georgia will be called to order by
President Dampier, in the Superior Court
room, at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
At 2 o'clock In the afternoon the mem
bers of the association will board the
steamer Alpha, upon whose decks a trip
up and down the river, giving an oppor
tunity to view various points of interest
along the banks, will be taken. The party
will return to the city in time to permit
those who desire to do so to take one of
the early night trains for Tybee. where
the remaining sessions of the convention
will be held.
The members of the association will
probably begin to arrive to-day. The
committee in charge of the entertain
ment of the visitors believes that the at
tendance will be the largest in the his
tory of the association. This committee
consists of Clerk J. K. P. Carr, Supt.
Thomas Screven. Sheriff T. J. Sweeny
and Deputy E. W. O’Connor.
SAYS UK HAS NOT (ONDKMNKD.
Westcott fins a Statement From the
( hnirninn of Sailing; ( oinmlttee.
Mr. C. B. Westeott has a signed state
ment from the chairman of the sailing
committee of the Isle of Hop Yacht
Club to the effect that he did no act
without the knowledge of the. committee
in rtnv asur ng the yacht Georgiana n
the day after the Isl of Hope regatta
nnd that he also had the permission of
the owner of the ya ht, Mr. Backus, to i!q
this The statement further piy that
Mr Westcot 's action in measuring the
Georgiana was not cond< mned in any
way by the comintte*-. As It has b en
stated that Mi \V st-otr’s a- tj n u ., s
condemned by the commit! lie thought
it was due him that this statement
should b f made publi
Sunday Trlpn ri Tlrnn*vlck Via
The Plant System will® sell roun l-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of sl-00. Trains
at 2:10 a. m. and 0.20 a. m.-aJ.
TALES OF THE BRIGADE.
Some of the Happenings That Hap
to the Shirt Sleeves Corps.
The Shirt Sleeves Brigade, its member
ship, principles, the things that may be
said in ks favor and the things that are
being said in its dispraise, are subjects
of continual talk.
No subject, short of Qie very great
ones, has aroused more vigorous argu
ment. On the streets, in the offices and
clubs, wherever two or three idle ones are
gathered together, its merits and demer
its are threshed out with all the vigor
and earnestness of the amateur disputant
and with a zeal and enthusiasm that are
worthy of a presidential contest at the
A man broached the subject to a girl
he knew the other day, handling it in a
delicately impersonal fashion that he was
confident would please. Probably his treat
ment was not as delicate nor a* imper
sonal as he. in the blithe and egotistic
stupidity of “the mere man." had thought
it. At any rate, after he had discoursed
for about five minutes on the theme, he
noticed that a tense rigidity was the most
prominent characteristic of the occupant
of the other chair. Then he stopped.
"Why-er—don’t you think it is all right
for a man to appear on the street without
hia coat?" he queried mildly.
The rod lips came together with an
angry little snap. "It Is a question I have
never considered," she said, with a cer
tainty of manner and expression that
showed she had. “I am quite sure that
no man of my acquaintance would be
guilty of such a vulgar solecism.’’
That settled the young man. And so
the fight goes on. On the one hand are
arrayed the advocates of comfort and
progress, while on the other are those
whom their opponents term the slaves of
custom and hide-bound conservatism. One
side can see in the suggested jammer
garb nothing that is improper and every
thing that is desirable, while the other,
wedded to its idols and Its ideals, pro
nounces it as hopelessly bad form as a
bathing suit in a ballroom or a golfing
outfit at a dinner.
Neither is the cause without its mar
tyrs. East Sunday a well known Savan
nah man determined to put his principles
to the test. He arrayed himself in white
from head to foot, wearing a white hat,
white duck shirt and trousers, and white
shoos, and he rounded off the costume
with a white umbrella and then started
bravely down the street. He had a. mag
nificent physique, his clothes were the
product of a master of his art, and it
would have seemed that only the exceed
ingly cynical and critical could have
found aught to object to in his costume.
Possibly the man thought so, too, but
if he did he was doomed to disappoint
ment. In the gladness and pride of his
heart, or, possibly, because he lacked that
reverence for the things that are that is
the local substitute for the beginning of
wisdom, he wandered into that temple of
Savannah respectability, the Oglethorpe
Flub. Nor was he content with making
his offense a minor one, but, absolutely
lost to all sense cf right and perception
of decorum, stalked calmly into the par
lors, into the very holy of holies of the
Mild-mannered old gentlemen all over
the room looked up from their papers with
a bewildered stare. Several of the wait
ers, who count their terms of service with
the club by decades, became rooted to the
spots upon which they chanced to stand
and had to be enticed away by their fel
lows, or else were struck with such a fit
of trembling that they distributed the con
tents of the tray they were carrying on
the polished floors. The younger mem
l>ers of the club shook in their shoes.
Never in all its history had anything hap
pened that approached this. A man, a
member of the club, one in whom the
sense of the eternal fitness of things
should have been ever present, had walk
ed into the club in his shirt sleeves. The
trump of the resurrection morn could have
produced a sensation only a little more
The next day the man was in receipt
of a letter from the board of governors of
fh*' club, in which he was reminded that,
while the board could exercise no juris
diction over his peculiar taste in dress, it
could and would prescribe the costume fit
ted for appearance in its rooms. It de
sired to say that shirt sleeves did not
come within its conception of proper at
tire, and it besaught the man either to
wear a coat when he honored the club
rooms by his presence or to honor them
not at oil.
All of which, of course, only goes to
show that the whole thing is a question
of taste and opinion, in which each man
must be the arbiter of his own destiny. If
he values comfort more than the reproba
tion of the world in which he lives, or a
part of it, well and good; if he loves
peace from criticism more than coolness,
well and good also. Meanwhile, however,
tiie brigade gains new’ recruits every day.
CLAIM INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS
Rubber Tire Company's Salt Against
Suit for injunction against Messrs. T.
A. Ward and J. F. Glatigny was filed in
the United States Court yesterday by the
Consolidated Rubber Tire Company and
the Rubber Tire Wheel Company to pre
vent the infringement by use of their
patents on rubber tires for vehicles.
Messrs. Ward & Glatigny have been
putting rubber tires on vehicles for some
time, using the Goodyear Tire and Rub
ber Company’s tires, which the appli
cants for the injunction claim are an in
fringement on their patents. The suit is
said to be one of many against the dealers
in rubber tires throughout the country.
Mr. Ward said lasi night that he had
not been served with notice of the suit.
He sajd that ho and Mr. Glatigny are
fully protected, however. Their contract
with the Goodyear Rubber Tire Company,
through its Southern agents, contains a
guarantee that their tires are not an in
fringement on any patent and In event
of legal proceedings the Goodyear peo
ple will assume and defend their Inter
ests without cost.
"We are not worrying about the matter
at all.” said Mr. Ward.
TO lIE I Slil) FOR A SCHOOL.
Habersham Residence Leased by
The historic Habersham residence at
Barnard and Harris streets has been
leased by the Savannah Preparatory
School, and the interior is now being en
tirely overhauled and renovated. When
completed, there will be a floor space of
over four thousand square feet devoted
solely to schol purposes. This will be
divided into a drill hali. a large study
hal! and threq recitation rooms.
The high ceilings and tiumerous”win
dows make the light and ventilation about
perfect, and the location on Pulaski
Squ are is admirably adapted to the needs
of a military school. The famous old
hall room will be transformed into a study
hall, and the banquet hall will soon re
echo the conjugations of Latin and Greek
More Money Has Iteen Made
By Investing in cheap lots than In the
more expensive ones, and why? If you
pay IliOh for a lot, and sell it for $l5O in a
year, you have made 50 per cent, profit,
if. however, you bought a SI,OOO lot, you
would have to get $1,500 for It to make
50 per cent.
It is easier to get an advance of $t.V)
on a lot than an advance of SSOO. C.
-U. Dorsett, auctioneer.—ad.
SAVANNAH TEAM PROTESTS.
AGAINST A TEAM FROM ATLANTA
GOING TO SEA GIRT.
An Official Communication From the
Team of Lnat Year to Atlanta Pro
jector* of a Plan to Send Riflemen
to Sen Girt A*k* That It Be Aban
doned— Decision of the Team Not
to Hevlalt Sea Girt. Because of the
May In Which It Waa Robbed of
the Soldier of Marathon, I rged a*
the Reason Why Georgians Should
l plaold This Action—Letter of Pro
test Is Strong.
A protest has gone forward from Sa
vannah riflemen, who made up the Geor
gia team at Sea Girt last year, against
a movement now being agitated in Atlanta,
looking to the eelection of a team from
that city, w'hich shall contest for the
prizes Savannahiane have so often won,
to the glory of the state.
The protest is an official communication
from the Georgia team, and is based on
the consideration that, as the Georgia
men. who represented the state in the
contests of lest year at Sea Girt, wrere
deliberately defrauded of a prize they had
won, and as, after a delayed investigation
and causeless vituperation from the North
ern press, the Executive Committee of the
New Jersey State Rifle Association, while
virtually acknowledging that the position
of the Georgia men was sound and the
charges of unfairness just, had yet refused
to rectify the wrong that had been done,
it waa improper for another team of Geor
gians to go behind the action of their rep
resentatives and by their presence, on the
range, lend apparent countenance to the
injustice that had been. done.
This consideration has been strongly put
and as strongly urged. Asa further con
sideration, it is pointed out that Col.
Kuser has resigned his position as a mem
ber of the Executive Committee,of the
Rifle Association, because of his opinion
that the Georgians had not been treated
with justice. Certainly, the officers of
the local team point out to the Atlanta
men, if a Jersey man and an officer of the
association has felt it incumbent upon
him to take such a course, it would not Dc
proper for Georgians to discredit the ac
tion of their comrades in the state ser
These and other arguments were con
tained in the letter that has gone forward
to the Atlanta projectors of the new’ Geor
gia team. The action was inspired by t’ne
receipt of a letter from an Atlantian, who
called attention to the movement that
was being agiiated in that city and ex
pressed his disapproval of its purpose. He
felt that it would be a slam upon the Sa
vanah men. whose marksmanship had of
ten redounded to the credld and glory of
the entire state, to send a team from
Georgia to Sea Girt, and in this manner
lend countenance and encouragement to
the association by which they had been
denied the justice to which they were en
titled, and which Col. Kuser had felt their
due so keenly that he had resigned when
it was not received.
It is understood that a meeting of the
Atlanta men who are discussing and con
sidering the project, will be held to-night
or to-morrow and at thip meeting the let
ter from the Savannah team will be read.
It is confidently expected that when the
views of the riflemen here are thus pre
sented it will end the agitation in favor
of sending a team to Sea Girt. It is believ
ed that when a realizing sense of what
such action would mean is brought home
to the Atlantians they will be the first
to concede its impropriety.
This Is especially true when it is con
sidered that an Atlanta man was a mem
ber of the party that made the first in
spection of the suspected target and glean
ed a perception of what had happened and
why the Georgia team had lost and the
New’ Jersey team won the Soldier of Ma
rathon. Tins Atlantian was afterwards de
barred from shooting at Sea Girt for his
presence on that occasion and though the
disqualification was afterwards removed,
the stigma still remains. That is so far
s the action of the New Jersey State
Rifle Association can bring or leave a
The Savannah marksmen and. in lesser
the citizens of Savannah generally,
are interested in the conclusion to which
the Atlanta men will come, and though
they are not apprehensive as to the out
come, they will of course be relieved
when they hear that final and negative
action has been taken.
The plan that was discussed here some
time* ago. of sending a team of riflemen
to Paris*. has been abandoned. The ques
tion of finances was one that it was diffi
cult successfully to overcome, and this
phase of the project was not helped by
the prizes which are offered to riflemen
and rifie teams at the exposition. These
are not sufficiently large In amount, it
was found upon investigation, to repaj
any large percentage of the expenses of
the trip, even if they were won by the
Georgia men. On this account and because
of other considerations the trip has been
It is considered possible, however, that
some individual sharpshooters from Sa
vannah may make the trip. This was a
suggestion hazarded yesterday by Capt.
W. W. Williamson, the captain of the
Georgia team at Sea Girt in former years,
but just who these prospective represent
atives of Savannah and Georgia at the
exposirion would be he did not venture
Save the individual prizes and the
trophy for carbine shooting won last year
by the t*am from the Georgia Hussars,
all of the Sea Girt trophies that w£re for
a time in Savannah have been sent away.
The remembrance of former triumphs is
drowned in the recollection of the way in
which the team had been treated and
overshadowed by a firmly fixed determi
nation that there will be no riflemen from
Savannah at Sea Girt as long as the con
tests continue under the management of
the New Jersey State Rifle Association.
BANK CLERKS FOR NEW YORK.
Mens™. Cathrrirood nnd OTiurtnnn
Sailed on the Itirmilielihm.
Messrs. D. K. Oatherw'ood end John
O’Gorman, personal ledger bookkeepers of
the Southern Bank and the Savannah
Bank nnd Trust Company, sailed on tile
City of Birmingham yesterday afternoon
for New York, where they go to attend
the hearing in the Greene-Gaynor case
before Commissioner Shields.
Messrs. Catherwood and O’Gorman car
ried with them the personal ledgers of
the two hanks, showing the transactions
with Greene and the Guvnors and the At
kin tic Contracting Company. It is rather
improbable that they will reach New* York
by the hour to-morrow morning, for which
they have been summoned, but ttys de
lay hns been explained by wire to District
Attorney Erwin, and the explanation has
Sef that your hotel keeper has Cook’s
Imperial Extra Dry Champagne on his
menu. It has no superior.—ad.
How to Make Money.
The beet way to make money is said to
be to save it.
Some people save a certain portion of
their earnings every month, and put it
in a savings bank, where It makes 3 per
cent, per annum. This is a correct thing
to do. if they can do ro better. A better
way is to buy a lot. pay *2O down and *2.50
PV month, or more if you want to. and
the increase every year will be much more
than 3 per cent. C. H. Dorsett, auction
a pmckAO or ’ en rf n *ecordtnf to
th ilxt. rut up lo tr tight bom
which keep tbli good ult good.
ts the ult that oe*r itlcka.
DUMOND CRYSTAL SALT CO.
St. Clair. Mich.
HENRY SOLOMON A SON,
Sole Distributing Agent*.
READ CASE CALLED TO-DAY.
Big Damage Suit Again>t Street Rail
way Will Be on Trial.
The case of Dr. James B. Read against
the City and Suburban Railway Company
will be called in the City Court to-day,
while that of Edward Lloyd, Dr. Read’s
colored driver, against the copany, will be
heard at the* same time.
Dr. Read and his driver were injured
by receiving a shock from an overhead
wire of the company’s trolley system,
that had fallen from ita suppDrts and
was hanging low across Whitaker street.
I*hey both entered suits for damages
against the company.
At tho first trial of the case the plain
tiff was awarded a verdict for So.COO by
the jury, 9 but anew trial was awarded
the company by Judge Norwood. When
the cose was again tried, the defendant,
at the close of evidence for the plalntifT,
moved the court do declare a non-suit,
and the non-suit was declared. The de
cision of Judge Norwood declaring the
non-suit was overruled by the Supreme
Court and to-day the case will be on trial
for the third time.
Dr. Read sues for $30,000. He is repre
s nted, as is Lloyd, by Messrs. O’Conr.or,
O’Byrne & Hart ridge, while Messrs
Osborne & Lawrence will appear for the
JERRY HOLMES CAPTURED.
In Jail to Await Trial for Shooting
Jerry Holmes, the negro who shot Jos
Hunt, another negro, at Burroughs sta
tion June 9, and escaped after his arrest,
was recaptured yesterday, and is now in
jail to await his trial. Holmes made a
desperate fight, and was only arrested
after a sharp struggle. He is regarded as
a desperate negro, and the Burroughs peo
ple are glad that he Is where he is likely
to stay for awhile.
Nervousness is cured by making the
blood rich and pure with Hood’s Sarsa
parilla. It gives the sweet, refreshing
sleep of childhood.—ad.
An Established Neighbor hood.
The sale of lots this afternoon, is not a
pioneer movement. The real estate com
pany owning them has sold se#eral upon
which good homes have been built, and
they are anxious to show* their faith in
the future of the tract by advancing the
money to build more homes for more
worthy citizens. Come and see the lore
To Brunswick and Return, SI.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 $1 00 for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. no. and
5:20 a. m —ad
$10.45 to Cincinnati and Return Via
Account annual convention B. Y. P. U.
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.—
Cheap Excursion/Via S. A. L. Ry,
SSOO to Jacksonville and return. Tickets
will be sold July 14 and limited for return
until July 29.—ad.
The Last Lot Sale.
The ?ale of lots to-day will probably be
the last this summer, as it is getting late
for such enles. This will therefore, be
your last chance until next year to buy
ift auction. Another year these lots, anvi
all other lots in Savannah, will be much
Don’t keep on postponing what you
should have done long ago; get a lot for
a home.. C. H. Dorsett, auctioneer —ad.
.loly Mngne.lnes nt Eatlll'n,
Horner’s Monthly, the Rudder, Scrib
ner's Monthly, Century Magazine, Mun
sey's, the Puritan, Argosy, Pierson's,Wide
World, Eclectic, Cosmopolitan, Junior
Munsey, Lipplncott, North American Re
view, Review of Reviews, Brann’s Icono
clast, Bookman. Book-Buyer, Physical
Cuiture, the Forum, Recreation, Mc-
Clure's, Outing, Sports Afield, Leslie's
Popular Monthly, Science and Industry,
St. Nicholas. Short Stories, Carpentry and
Building, Architect and Builders’ Maga
zine, building edition of Scientific Ameri
can. the Brlckbuilder, the Truth, Home
Magazine, Arena, Anglo-American, the
Strand; also all the summer fashion
hooks, parlor books, etc.—ad.
5111.4 R to Cincinnati and Return Via
Account annual convent on B. Y. p. u.
of America. Through car service. Tickets
on sale July 15, 11 and 12. final return limit
July 18. 1900. James Freeman, City Pas
senger and Ticket Agent, 141 Bull street.—
For the Home Seeker,
There are three things essential, pure
water, good dtainage and occesslhility, all
of these are obtained in the lots to be
sold this afternoon.
To the above, add the advantages of
good neighborhood, cheapness and exceed
ingly easy terms, and whet else can you
expect or ask. C. H. Dorsett, auction
rineapple, Ala., May 10, 1900.—1 do not
hesitntc to recommend Johnson's Chill and
Fever Tonic for Grip, and oil forms of
fever. 1 give it the highest possible In
dorsement by using It in my own family.
William H. Lloyd.
Johnson's Tonic does in a day what slow
and uncertain quinlnf cannot do In ten
days. It acts gently upon the liver and
sharpens the appetite. Use nothing else
Gentlemen's Night at Isle of Hope.
Mr. Charles Marks, the leading shoe
man, will donate a pair of $5 shoes at
Barbee & Bandy's contest to-night.
Sweet music and an up-to-date fish sup
Tide suits for bathing. Try our spring
board and a dive from our diving tower
Barbee & Dandy.—ai
All kinds of
Congress and TCtafer Sts
I norro tonic and blood purifier, Ii l!
■ Croats* soltd flush muscle and H
■ etreugtb. clesrs the brain. m*se g
■ the blood pure and rich, and causes h
It general feeling of health, power 9
■ sod manly vigor. Within S days S
■ after taking the flret dose you no- S
■ ttce the return of the old rim. snap A
■ and energy you hare counted a, £
■ lost forever, while a continued. SB
■ judicious us* causes an Improve- &B
■ taenl both satisfactory and last- jm
■ tag. One box will work wonders. 9
■ six should perfect a cu r e; ou cents ■
■ a box. 6 boxes for K.b. For sale S
■by all druggist* everywhere or wll: 13
■be mailed sealed upon receipt of .jt
■ price. AiLflress Drs. Barton and 1
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1 GET IT TODAY! A
Up Against Hot Weather,
and trade needs an incentive to make it
go. So we apply the only known busi
ness maker—Lower Prices. For this week
a bargain sal*> rich in money saving and
in qualities. The week for the household
purchases. Money saved on real necessi
ties Note carefully these offering?
WHITE GOODS DEPARTMENT.
Greater reductions than ever.
36-inch Wahsutta Bleached Shirting
Splendid 36-inch White Shirting 6^c.
White Summer Bed Spread 63c.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for SI.OO.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for $1.25.
Our great mark dow’n in prices of Ta
ble Damask is well worth your notice.
Fine Large White and Colored Borders
Damnsk Towels for 25c.
JULY WEATHER COMFORTS.
Ladies' Silk Vests in w’hite. pink and
blue, 75c quality for 50c.
Ladies’ Lisle Vests, 40c quality for 25c.
Ladlea’ Lisle Vests. 25c quality for 15c.
ladles* Out Size, 25c quality for 19c.
Ladies’ Ribbed Knee Pants 25c.
Special line Men’s Madras Shirts 89c;
50 dozen Colored Shirts, worth 69c. for
one week at sl)c.
We carry a large line of Men’s Under
wear at very low prices.
MEN’S HALF HOSE CHEAP.
Special sale Gents’ Half Hose 50c. this
Special sale Gents’ Half Hose 35c, this
Special sale Gents’ Fancy Half Ho-e
20c, this week 13c.
Special bargains in Misses' Black Riche
lieu Ribbed Hose 15c; worth 30c.
Bargain Ladks Black Lisle Lace Hose
25c; worth £sc.
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
69c; worth SI.OO,
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Hose, silk
polka dot, 47c; worth 7oc.
Bargain Ladles' Polkn Dot and Fancy
Striped Hose 19c and 25c.
IBICES AND EMBROIDERIES AT
Machine-made Torchon Laces and Iner
Fine Valenciennes and Point de Paris
Laces and large variety of
Cambric, Swiss and Nainsook Edging
•nd Inserting; neat and open work pat
terns; choice collection.
VERY GREAT BARGAIN'S IN THESE
10c Colored Dimities 7Vic.
15c Colored Lawns and Dimities 10c.
Imported Madras Cloth and Gftnghatc
25c and 30c grades, at 19c.
65c Grey Homespuns at 45c.
65c Black China Silks 49c.
25c Black Serges at 50c.
White Striped Madras, suitable for
waists, 20c. instead of 30c.
The comer Broughton and Barnard Sts.
H. I. PEEPLES l Si
125 Congress Si. west
We handle the Yale
& Towne Manufactur
ing Company’s line of
See these goods and
get prices before plac
ing your order else
Fruif, Produce, Grain, Etc.
BAY STREET. WMI.
OLD NEWSPAPERS, 200 for 30 cent*.
Office Morning Nevvf.