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THE UNION STATION COMPANY.
fARIE OF SAVAW \H*N SBW UNION
DEPOT CORPOR %TION.
A ill HiLre a Ha 11 roart Charter and
TVf II Be fnii! tali zed nt £300,000.
>otlco of Intention to Apply for
Charter Given in T-di>' Morn
in* Xeas-TMII Require Five or
6ix Week* to Get the Charter .Af
ter Which the Company Will Go
Ahead—Rail Already Ordered for
the Eight Mile* of Track.
The Savannah Union 'Station Company
• to be thf name of the new company
rhich is to build and control Savannah j?
tew union depot. It is to be a railway
jompany. with a charter issued by the
Bectoetary of the State in accordance with
file terms of the net regulating such char
ters, and it is to have a capital stock of
Notice of the intention to apply for n
iharter Appears in the Morning News to
lay, and in accordance with the terms
ef the law, it will have to be published
Mice a week for four weeks. When this
las been done, application will be made
© the Secretary of the State for a charter
Ipon the granting of which steps will be
mmediately taken for the construction of
The advertisement which appears In the
Vlomirg News is the result of a confer
nce between the attorneys of the three
railway corporations interested in the de
tot. The attorneys present were Messrs.
IV. W. Mackall and J. R. Anderson, rep
resenting the Seaboard, W. S. Chisholm
ind W. L. C lay. representing the Plant
System, and Mr. Fairfax Harrison of
(Yaehingcon, representing the Southern.
The association of the three eorpora
flons mentioned for Ihe purpose of bulbi
ng a union depot, was agreed upon long
since, but there were some legal formal
ities to be attended to. and details to be
arranged. These matters were disposed
&f by the conference and Messrs. Mackall
ind Anderson were instructed to go ahead
fcith the advertisement.
The petitioners for incorporation are
Messrs. Cecil Gabbett, W. W. Mackall.
I Randolph Anderson, W. B. Chisholm,
William L. Clay, \V. B. Denham. J.
Moultrie Lee, W. V. Davis. C. L. Heller
nd T. '9. Tutwiier. all of Savannah, and
:heir petition states that they *k*sire to
form a railroad corporation, pursuant to
:he provisions of the act of the general
issembly of Georgia, approved Dec. 20,
.892. and the amendments thereof.
The petition states that the railroad will
De located entirely within the limits of
Chatham county, and that Its length, as
nearly as can be estimated, will be about
fright miles, consisting of two branches,
which will run from the vjnion station, to
be built and operated by the company in
the western portion of Savannah, one
branch running In a westerly direction
for a distance of some three or four
miles to n connection with the crossing
or present junction of the point of the
Georgia and Alabama. Florida Central
and Peninsular. Central of Georgia and
Charleston and Savannah Railways, and
the other running in a general somberly
Bnd southeasterly direction for a distance
Df about four miles to a connection with
Ihe tracks of the Savannah, Florida and
Western Railway at or near Southover
The principal office of the corporation
Is to be in Savannah. Incorporation is
desired for a term of 100 years. The pe
tition states that the petitioners “do In
tend in good faith, to go forward, with
out delay, to secure subscriptions to the
capital stock, construct, equip, maintain
and operate said railroad.”
As It will require a month in which to
advertise the petition afier which applica
tion must be made to the Secretary of
State, It will require some five or six
wefks to comply with all the formalities
required by law before the charter can
be obra’ned. This is only a matter of time,
however, and as an earnest of the in
tentions of the incorporators to lose no
time than is n it is stated
that the rails for the eight miles of track
mentioned in the petition have already
been ordered and will probably be op hand
by the time the charter is granted.
“Just as soon as the charter has been
granted we will go right ahead with the
vrork. There will boas litt e de ay as pos
sible.” said Mr. J. Randolph And. rson
The new union depot is another one of
the things coming to Savannah since the
Bf-aboard consolidation, and for which it
Is largely indebted to the tact, judgment
and business ability of Mr. W. W. Mack
a 1 and his desire to advance the interests
of the city.
AFTER HOSPITAL BHLODGS.
,1 Vn r Department Mould Not Give
Them Ip to Marine Hospital Ser
Mr. C. Lester Little is in Washington
negot ating with the quart rmaster's de
partment in behalf of the Isaac Jos ph
Iron Company for the acceptance of its
bid for the government hospital buildings
here. Mayor Myers has notified Quarter
master General Ludinglon that the city
wiil be unable to do anything in the mat
ter. and It is probable that the bid of the
Jos ph Company will be accepted.
The quartermaster's department might
have washed its hands of the government
buildings some months ago had it been
Inclined. The treasury department un
dertook to s cure possession of the build
ings for the Marine Hospital Service, and
thought it hsd accomplish and this object.
This was evidenced by the appointment
©f Dr. W. F. Brunner. Savannah's health
officer, as custodian of ihe buildings. The
.war departm nt, however, declined to sur
render possession of the buildings with
out adequate compensation and the treas
ury department was unwilling to go to
any expense to secure ihe buildings.
It was Dr. Brunner’s Intention, had the
buildings been delivered over to the
•treasury department, to r tain a part here
for the use of the Marine Hospital Ser
vice and to remove ? lhe others to Camp
Perry for use at the government quaran
tine station there. He was blocked in this
effort, however, by the refusal of the war
department to surrender the buildings.
KNEW NOT LIFE’S SORROWS.
Little Son of Dr. and Mr*. l>nnlrl
Died After n Brief Illness.
John Ralston Daniel, tho 9-months-old
child of Dr. and Mrs. John W. Daniel,
died nt 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon at
their residence, on Henry streets, after
brief illness from gastritis. The fun
eral will take place from St. Paul's Epis
copal Church at 5 o’clock this afternoon.
The Interment will be in Laurel Grove
The friends of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel have
the deepest sympathy for them In their
bereavement. The little one—their only
child—had been seriously ill hut two dnys.
Everything that medical sklil could sug
gest wan done, but was of no avail.
There was hardly a hope after the first
duy's illness, and the little life ebbed
To Brnnaxvlck onl Return, £I.OO Via
the E'lnnt System, Sunday*.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
flunday* only, at rate of *1 00 for the
round trip. Trains leaye at 2;iQ a. tn. and
fc;3Q a, pi.—a Or
ISED ODD FELLOWS* MONEY.
Clerk Rulcken at Cotton Exchange
Lost It in the Fleecy.
John Bulcken, clerk at the Cotton Ex
! change, was arrested night before last
j on a warrant sworn out in the court of
Magistrate Kline, charging him with em
bezzlement to the amount of SSOO. The
money appropriated belonged to Concord
Lodge of Odd Fellow’s, of which Bulckcn
was both secretary and a trustee. Be
sides this amount, there Is said to be
still another sum of over S7)O. which he
secured from the lodge, giving his due
bill as a voucher.
It has been known to the. officers of
the lodge since the early part of the
month that the books showed a shortage,
for which the secretary was responsible,
but it was not until the Auditing Com
mittee had gone over the accounts care
fully that the size of the sum appropri
ated began to appear. The difficulty of
the work of getting a true statement of
the condition of the finances of the lodge
was furrher enhanced by the very bad
shape in which the books were found, so
that, although tho members of the com
mittee had been at work on them for
about three weeks, it was not until
Thursday night that they finally got the
matter straightened out. Then when they
found out the amount of the defalcation
a warrant was taken oue and Bulcken
Although he knew that the investiga
tion was being made, and that his short
age was sure to be found out, Bulcken
made no effort to escape from the dis
grace that he knew* aw’nited him.
Tt is said that the money appropriated
was lost in playing the cotton market
and the horse races. I< is said, also, that
the sums taken from the Odd Fellows Is
nor the only money that has been lost
In this way, but that amounts secured
from other sources have likewise been
Bulcken has been for twelve years a
clerk in the Cotton Exchange, where he
has an excellent record for faithfulness
and efficiency. The news of his difficul
ties. when made known to the members
of the Exchange yesterday, excited only
smypathy and the wish mat he would he
able to arrange matters without the ne
cessity of the case being taken in to the
cou rt ?.
The prisoner was in charge of an offi
cer of Magistrate Kline’s court from the
time of his arrest until 6 o’clock yester
day, up to which time he had failed to
nrnir.n from christ church.
Fan oral of tlie Late Gnzaxvay
Hartridge This Afternoon.
The funeral of tho late Gazaway Hart
ridge will toke place from Christ Church
at 5 o’clock this afternoon. The remains
will reach the city over the Plant System
at 9 o’clock this morning end will be
taken from the station to the residence
of Mr. Walter C. Hart ridge, on Jones
street, east, until removed to the church.
The funeral services will be conducted
by Rev. Robb White. The body of Mr.
Hartridge will be. laid to rest next to that
of his wife, in the family lot in Laurel
Grove Cemetery. The pallbearers will be
Messrs. W. G. Charlton, P. A. Stovall. M.
A. O’Byrne. A. H. MacDonell, Frank Wel
don, I. D. La Roche, Thomas Sc reven and
Renewed expressions of sympathy and
condolence, were received yesterday by
the relatives of Mr. Hartridge living in
Savannah. Almost his last act was de
voted to an effort to save his relatives the
grief of knowing that he was ill in New
York, away from their care and attend-
Although he. has been ill for some
time, he constantly insisted that no one
here should he advised of the fact, and
almost the first Indication his relatives had
of the danger that impended was a tele
gram announcing his death.
HEARTLAND TEACHERS HERE.
Will Leave for Baltimore ly Steam
er Tlilm Afternoon.
A delegation of forty-six Maryland
school teachers, headed by Prof. McCann,
assistant superintendent of public edu
cation of Baltimore, arrived in the city
last night from Charleston where they
have been attending the sessions of the
National Educational Association.
The Maryland delegates report that
though the attendance upon the conven
tion was much IkLw the average.
Charleston’s facilities were badly taxed
to accommodate them. The Marylanders
were quartered at the hotel at Isle of
Palms, wht re they were badly crowded
and where the service was not at all what
thy would have liked. The. surf bathing
was fine, however.
The Maryland delegation will take in
the city to-day in a leisurely Maryland
way, and at 4 o’clock this afternoon they
will take ihe steamship Itasca for Balti
more. They came down by steamer and
thty propose to go back that way. Living
on the /oast they understand the advant
age of steamer travel over rail during the
Other parties from th a convention ar?
expected in to-day, and it is likely that
there will be quite a crowd of teachers
Messrs. John M. and William C. Dulany
of the Dulany Publishing Company of Bal
timore are with the Maryland delegation.
COURT OFFICERS HAVE GONE.
Most of tlie A**nriat2on Hare Left
for Interior Home*.
The rear guard of ihe Association of
Clerks, Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police and Mar
shals of the State, that had been In con
vention at Savannah and Tybee for the
two days preceding, left Savannah yes
terday, leaving but a few stragglers In
the enjoyment of Ihe city's present offer
ings in ihe shape of amusement.
Chief Wiley Williams of Columbus, and
a party, are at Tybee, where they will
probably remain until Monday. Others of
the association are also spending a day or
two longer on the island by the sea, and
s •* m to be enjoying themselves with una
bated zeal and zest.
W DEGREES THE HIGHEST.
Savannahinn* Enjoying Coolnes* Af
ter the Hot Spell.
Savannah enjoyed comparatively com*
fortable weather again yesterday, the
maximum temperature for the day being
82 degrees, and the minimum, 72, giving
n moan for the day of 77 degrees. There
was a very slight rainfall during the
afternoon and early night.
The forecast Is for local rains on the
coast to-day, but fair in the interior. To
morrow ii Is predicted will be generally
fair. Light to fresh southwest winds may
Freezing Weather In .Inly
Would cause great discomfort and loss,
but fortunately it is seldom known. A
vast amount of misery is caused at this
season, however, by impoverished blood,
poor appetite and general debility. These
conditions may be remedied by enriching
the blood and toning the stomach with
Hood’s Barsa par ilia. This medicine
seems to put new life Into the whole
physical system, simply because of its
wonderful power to purify, enrich and
vitalize the blood, create an appetite and
invigorate the digestive functions. We
advise you to get a bottle and try it if
you are not feeling Just right. it will
do you more good than a Fix-weeks’ va
cation. It is the beet medicine pioney
TfTE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1900.
NEGROES’ DIG FCR TREASURE.
HUNDREDS EXCITED BY DREAMS
OF It I RIED GOLD. #
They Go in Parties of Three TVltli
Shovel* and Sounding Rod*—Police
Came on Another Party nt Work
in n Lot In the Southwestern Parf
of the lt> This Morning lhe
Leader’* Story of an Old Woman’s
Appearance in a Dream Telling
Him of Hidden Trensnre.
A large part of Savannah’s colored pop
ulation he become seemingly deeply im
j pressed with ihe idea that there is hid
| den wealth in this vicinity, and for the
last three nights parties have been out
with spades, shovels and sounding reds
I searching for the treasure. In yesterday’s
j Morning News was an account of one par
| ty that went looking for a cache tiome
j where on the Thunderbolt road and their
arrest by Patrolman T. C. Murphy be
cause of their peculiar actions and refused
to explain their business.
Last night, or this morning, another
party of three was turning up the soil in
a vacant lot on Cuyler street, near New
Houston. This party, like that of ihe
previous night, also consisted of three, a
mystic number that is supposed to have a
peculiar potency in searches of this kind.
The outfit for doing the work was com
plete and consisted of a spade, a shovel
for the digging, and a magnetic needle
and a sounding rod for ascertaining where,
to dig. The faith that “these persons had
in the probabilities of success is instanced
by the fact that the magnetic needle alone
of the outfit is worth S3O.
The leader of the party last night ex
plained how the search was started.
Some nights ago, while asleep, an old
and wizened woman appeared to him and
told him of the buried money, stating that
she herself had placed it in its hiding
place, and that she wanted him to have
It. In order that ho might secure posses
sion of it she gave him most explicit di
rections which were so clearly engraved
on his memory that upon akawening he
was enabled to draw a map of the local
ity described and afterward to identify
the plot of ground at New' Houston and
Cuyler streets. He has the more faith,
he said, in he revelation because once
before he had had a similar vision, and
upon following out the directions then
given him. he hid found SBOO, which is
now Invested in a house and lot.
The unusual hours at which the search
is carried on, he said, is not, as might
naturally be supposed by the uninitiated,
on account of any desire of secrecy, but
because it is one of tho conditions of a
successful hunt that no work shall he
commenced before midnight; neither must j
it be continued until daylight. Another i
peculiarity of the search for this Nibe
lungen-like gold is that if the hunters
speak while at work, the quest will be
unsuccessful, for that night, at least.
This accounts probably for the reticence
of the negroes that were arrested the
night before, as they had to be locked
up for eeveral hours before they would
consent to explain their business.
PLENTY OF FRUIT IN MARKET.
Cantaloupe*, Pearlies and Water
melon* nt Almost Any Price.
The rains that have prevailed In. this
vicinity for the last several days have to
some extent damaged the fruit, but not
to such an extent as appreciably to affect
the. market supply.
Among the fruits the greatest damage
has been done to watermelons, cantaloupes ‘
and peaches. The rain, where the ground
has become so soaked as to refuse to
absorb more water, not only destroys the
sweetness of the melon that is ripe or
nearly so. but also rots the melon that
is allowed to remain in it for any length
of time. The locally grown peaches are
also affected somewhat by the wet weath
er that has recently prevailed and have,
through the over-absorption of water, be
come less sweet than they should be, and
The supply of all fruits and vegetables
nevertheless, is plentiful and prices are
remarkably low considering the quality.
Excellent large cantaloupes, “Baltimore
Firsts,” sell as low’ as 25 cents a dozen,
while the smaller varieties, such as
“Rocky Fords,” and others, sell as low
as 10 and 15 cents.
Watermelons of the very best size and
quality, averaging between fifteen and
eighteen pounds, sell for 20 cents, while
others of the same size, though not of
fancy varieties sell at 12% cents. From
this price they range downward as low
as 5 cents. Both the watermelon and
the cantaloupe seasons are now’ at their
bight and from the outlook they will last
much logger than usual. One of the lo
cal growers expects his supply of canta
loupes to last for at least six weeks yet,
and of watermelons, probably as long.
Teaches are almost a drug on the mar
ket. The very best size and qualßy are
selling at 5 cents a quart, and even then
a reduction is often made when bought
Figs and grapes are both in the mar
ket. but not as yet in any quantity. The
grapes are quite cheap, but the figs are
rather high-priced yet for the average
The outlook for pears, which usually
appear in the market during August, Is
nc4 good, as the blight that has affected
the local crop for the last few years has
again appeared, and will not only affect
the quality of the fruit, but also the
quantity of the crop.
SOUTHERN RACING ( IIU 1 IT.
Haring: A**ociation Orgnnizeil Ycm
terday at Wnyeros*.
The Southern Interstate Racing Associa
tion was organized yesterday nt Waycross.
Savannah horsemeq will be interested in
the movement in connection with the ef
fort to revive the Savannah Jockey Club
and to secure winter race meetings here.
The Waycross Association may aid in
♦he reorganization of tho club. The offi
cers of the Waycross association are W.
M. Toomcr, president, and W. W. Sharpe,
secretary. At the organization meeting
Valdosta, Waycross, Brunswick and At
lanta were represented. Savananh and
Jacksonville are expected to become mem
The association has $16,500 In purses so
fair in Bight. It Is proposed to open the
circuit Oci. 22 at Atlanta, closing Dec. 2
at Brunswick. Dates* to be tfjled are
from Nov. 30 to Nov. 27. with four days
racing each at Savannah and Jacksonville,
leaving nine days for shifts and rests.
The reorganization of the Savannah
Jockey Club may now be pushed. The
matter is in the hands of a subcommittee
of the General Committee appointed at
the De Soto meeting in May. Gen. Gor
don is chairman of the General Commit
tee and his illness has delayed the com
mit tee in perfecting its plans. The mat
ter will probably be taken up at once and
an effort made to Include Savannah in the
proposed racing circuit.
Pimple* nml Freckle* on Face.
Your druggist will refund your money if
Pazo Ointment fails to cure you. 50 ct.
To the Mouutaln*.
In the nick of time.
Just when you are yawning and feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybeard Is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard
pills. Little treasures—26c the box, Re
\fle so Pfug Cos., rroprietoc,v%cQ
CHARGED HIM WITH CHEATING.
Bnt* Judge Norwood Derided That
M. J. I'nttprmon Wl* Irsi^ooent.
M. J. Patterson-, a white man. was
tried before Judge Norwood in the City
Court yesterday on a charge of cheating
and swindling. Patterson was prosecuted
at the instance of Rimes Bros. & Cos., a
firm of local merchants who charged him
with obtaining groceries on credit from
them, by means of false representations
as to the wealth and mercantile rating of
his wife, for whom he claimed to act.
It was alleged 1n the information filed in
the case of Patterson that he had by art
fuie means and deceitful practices obtain
ed from the prosecutors goods of the value
of $24. knowing that his representations
were false and with the Intent to defraud.
The defendant was prosecuted by Judge
H. D. D. Twiggs and defended by Mr. W.
P. La Roc he.
The case consumed nearly or quite two
hours in its trial, witnesses being exam
ined at length, both *is to what represen
tations had actually been made by Pat
terson and as to the truth of these repre
sentations and the intent with which
they had been made. Judge Twiggs did
not succeed in convincing the court that
Patterson was guilty of the offense
charged and Judge Norwood pronounced
the defendant not guilty and directed Ins
Nellie Wright, or “Scotch Nell,” as she
is known in police and criminal court cir
cles, w.as before Judge Norwood on a
charge of vagrancy. The woman Is an
unfonunate of the unfortunates, whose
insatiable craving for mean whisky keeps
her fully half the time behind
The evidence of her character and lack
of all visible means of support was clear,
and Judge Norwood directed that she be
sent to the county farm and there kept
at light labor for the term of twelve
John Harris was convicted of selling pol
icy lottery tickets, a charge that he stren
uously denied, imputing it to the ill will
of the prosecutor, and was sentenced to
pay a fine of SIOO and costs or serve
twelve months on the county chain gang.
He’.le Butler was found guilty or the lar
ceny of vaiious articles, of the aggregate
value of $22. from the house of Ida
Sharp. Ju Ige Norwood sent her to the
gang for a year.
<’barley West was given a term of
twelve months on the gang for stealing
a bicycle from Mr. C. S. Byck. John
Fields, found guilty of the larceny of a
watch from Daniel Small, received a like
sentence, while Charley Washington,
sr.own by the evidence against him to
a confirmed vagrant, was provided w r ith
a visible means of support and st. ady oe
cupa’ion, for twelve months, on the chain
INJURY TO THE SIDEWALKS.
Driver* of Vehicles Punished for
Driving Aero** Them.
The property owners in the southern
section of the city have experienced much
annoyance from the practice indulged in
by drivers of heavy vehicles of driving
over the sidewalks the city has recently
require! the owners of property to place
In the southern section there are many
vacant lots and the drivers have found
it more expeditious and convenient to go
across these, rather than around by way
of the streets. With a heavy load this
practice has resulted in considerable in
jury to the sidewalks and resulting ex
pense for repairs to ihe property ow’ners.
The offense was so often and so flagrantly
repeated that the property owners deter
mined to put a stop to it. and to this
end enlisted the 00-operaion and assist
ance of the superintendent of police and
There have been several arrests made
for this violation of the city ordinances
and the offenders have been fined or oth
erwise punished upon being arraigned in
the Police Court before Recorder Hart
ridge. The policy of arresting the offend
ers will be continued, and it is hoped that
the objectionable practice will soon en
The property owners also object $o the
habit pursued by some of the'r neighbors
of driving cows over the sidewalks. This
is also prohiwted by ordinance and the
property owners say that they will place
the owners of ihe cattle upon the infor
mation docket unlfss a change of itinera
ry from pasture to stable is Inaugurated
CREDITORS RECEIVE HALF.
Shoe nml Dry Good* Company Set
tled for Fifty Per Cent.
The composition of 60 cents on the dol
lar offered the creditors of the Savannah
Shoe and Dry Good Company by the cor
poration has been approved by Judge
Speer, the orders filed here and the dis
tribution of the money, on the proposed
By the order of the court approving the
composition, the title to the effects of the
bankrupt the hanfis of the trustee, re
vesis in it, and the proceedings in bank
ruptcy are dismissed. The books and
other property of the corporation now in
the hands of Receiver Haines will revert
♦ o the Savannah Shoe and Dry Goods
Company by force of the order of Judge
Speer approving the composition and di
recting the manner of the distribution of
Mr. Emile Newman, w’ho has represent
ed the company in its litigation with Its
creditors, feels a sense of relief now that
it has been ended. It is doubtless true
that the acceptance of the offered com
position works for the benefit of both the
company and its creditors.
UNTIL /GO LFI ACS* II ETC RN.
The Weekly Handicap Tournament*
Have Been Suspended.
There will be no handicap tournament
at the links of the Savannah Golf Club
this afternoon, nor again during the sum
mer. until a sufficient number of golfers
return to the city to permit entries suffi
cient to make the contests more than
So many of the golfers have sought the
“fair greens” of other golfing centers
that the Savannah links are comparative
ly deserted, and the club does not feel
itself warranted in offering the handsome*
medal that is contested for on each of
these occasions, when the entries are bo
few. It has been decided, therefore, to
postpone other tournaments In the series
until later in the season, when, It 1s be
lieved. there will be a larger number of
the club's members In the city, a larger
number of entries, and hence, larger
amount of Interest and excitement.
HITLER TOOK THE OATH.
AHNnincfl Duties n* Clerk to Hoard
of County ComniiNsloner*.
Mr. G. Reuben Butler, elected on
Thursday to succeed Capt. John R. Dil
lon as clerk of the Board of County Com
missioners, qualified and took the oath
of office yesterday morning. Mr. Butler
gave the required bond of $3,000. Judge
Robert Falligant administered the oath
immediately upon Mr. Butler’s qualifi
cation the rcglsnatton of Capt. Dillon, by
Its own terms and tho terms of the or
der cf acceptance, became operative, and
Mr. Butler became clerk. Ho assumed
charge of the office at once.
When you want sparkling win© get
Cook’s Imperial Extra Dry Champagne.
Its purity and flavor commends V' --
MEDICAL SOCIETIES SPLIT.
SAVANNAH'S DOCTOHS NOW IX TWO
The Friction Which Hu So Fre
quently Mnnifented Itself During
the I-mml Three or Four Year. Hn.
at I.a.t Resulted in the Division
of the profession Into Two IMs
tlnet Soeleties —The Trouble Hc
ean With the St. James Dispensary
and Has Been Continuous Since.
Rule a. to Consultation May Have
to Be Changed.
The Georgia Medical Society and the
Savannah Medical Society, ore now two
entirely separate and distinct institutions.
Theoretically they have been so all the
time, but as a matter of fact the mem
bers of the Savannah Medical Society were
all members of the Georgia Medical So
ciety, and abided by Its rules so that, prac
tically, there was only one medical so
Such is no longer the case. The mem.
hers of the Savannah Medical Society
have all resigned from the Georgia Med
ical Society, and their resignations have
been accepted. The two societies ure now
distinct and separate and, it must be con
fessed, with not the most friendly feelings
in the world toward each other. The sep
aration came as a result of the bickering
which has been going on in the ranks
of the doctors for the last several years,
beginning with the establishment of the
St. James' Dispensary and the St. Japies'
Clinical Society, three or four years ago.
The members of the latter society felt
that they were not getting the clinical
advantages enjoyed by the physicians as.
soeiated witli the hospitals, and sought in
this manner to obtain such advantages,
while at the same time conferring inci
dental benefits upon the poorer portion of
The St. James Dispensary had a check
er, and career from the start. The public did
not appreciate the advantages offered and
the hospital doctors ridiculed it, and as
serted that its professions of benevolence
were entirely overshadowed by the aims
of its members for clinical practice. Some
of the most en*husiastic members of the
dispensary and the Clinical Society fell
away and were received with opn arms
by tho hospital people, accomplish ng their
object, as they claimed, of securing posi
tion on the hospital staffs
The St. James Dispensary was aban
doned, but the spirit of dissension re
mained. The bitt-rness engendered by the
movement only smoldered for a little
while to break out again with increased
heat. There were some heated sessions of
the Georgia Medical Society, one or two
of which were reported in the Morning
News almost in detail, very much to the
surprise of the physicians. The Savannah
Medical Society' was organized and these
who had remained true to the St. James
Dispensary, with others of the younger
physicians, became members. There was
constant friction between the opposing
factions with occasional charge of unpro
The fight before the City Council several
months ago to have that body demand the
privilege, a s a large contributor to the
support of the hospitals for the purpose of
securing admission or appointment to the
hospital staffs of some of the physicians
who had been unable to secure this privi
lege, increased the bitterness between the
opposing factions. The fight degenerated
into personalities which were freely aired
before Council and in the newspapers. The
hospital managements sided 1 with the
“ins” and although the Council seem
ed favorably disposed to the “outs,” the
fight accomplished nothing. It was pro
posed to cut off the hospital appropria
(ions unless Council was granted the right
to name physicians on the hospital staffs,
but this step was not taken and a partial
oompromie was arranged between Council
and the hospitals by which the appropria
tions were continued for six months and
the Mayor and the health officer were
made members of the hospital hoards.
The fight was switched for a time to
Council and the hospitals, but the Court
cilmen, who were very hot at one time in
behalf of the younger physicians, seem to
have lost interest in the matter, and the
question was practically dropped there
some time ago.
In the meantime the fight in the ranks of
the physicians kept up, and there tvas con
siderable unpleasantness at some of the
meetings of the Georgia Medical Society,
charges being made against members of
the Savannah Medical Society of unpro
fessional conduct, which were hotly de
bated and afterwards tabled. The fact
that these charges were simply tabled
and not withdrawn, and that the parties,
who brought them were not required to
substantiate their statements, seems to
have been the straw' which broke the
camel’s back, and finally resulted in the
Contrary to expectation the divorce was
accomplished very quietly and w ith no sen
sational features. The resignation of the
members of the Savannah Medical Society
were simply accepted without discussion
et the last meeting of the Georgia Society.
The results whidh are likely to follow such
a separation and the existence of two rival
medical societies have been quietly can
vassed among the physicians, hut they
have been little disposed to discuss the
matter with newspapers. Members of the
Savannah Medical Society, when asked
about the mntter, have simply said that
in the majority of the, cities of the coun
try there is more than one medical so
ciety, the large cities having quite a num
ber, and that there is no reason why the
same state of affairs should not exist here.
They find the methods pursued in their
own society and its associations more to
their liking than those of the older so
ciety, they say, and as they have failed
to receive the advantages which they had
a right to expect from membership in the
older society they saw no reason why they
should continue their membership there.
The one poini which remains 10 be set
tled and the only one in which the public
generally is likely to be interested from a
medical standpoint is that of consultation.
The Georgia Medical Society has a rule
that no member of the society can consult
with any physician who is not a member
of the society, who has been in the city
longer than six months, if this rule re
mains It would aftply against the mem
bers of the Savannih Medical Society, all
of whom have been residents of the city
longer than six months and who are no
longer members of the Georgia Society.
With the bitterness which exists between
the members of the opposing societies It is
not likely that consultations be
tween them will be frequent. At
the same time It is not unlikely
that eases will occur where a patient, or
the members of his family, will desire the
attending physician to call In another phy
sician who dues not happen 10 be a mem
ber of the same society. It will be rather
awkward for the attending physician to
declare that he canrot consult with the
physician desired because he does not
happen to boa member of the same so
ciety. This contingency has been iaken un
der consideiation, however, and It is like
ly I hat the rule will be changed.
In point of numbers the Georgia Med
ical Society has considerably the advant
age of Its young, r rival. The Georgia has
a membership of 50 or 60. while the Sa
vannah has a smaller membership, all of
Hum younger men of the profession. Dr.
St. J. B. Graham is president of the Sa
varmnh Society and Dr. T. P. Waring is
president of the Georgia Society.
We have a nice line of elder in bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., cf New
The Russet Cider and Ihe Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Lffppman Bros., cor
ner Congrees end •■. Se.
I vsnnoh, Ga.-ed, -
HINDMAN ASSUMES COMMAND.
General Order of Coinmnnder-in-
Chtef of Son* of Veterani,
Commander-In-Chief Biscoe Hindman of
the United Sons of Confederate Veterans
has issued an eloquent order upon his as
sumption of the duties of the office, to
which he was elected at the last reunion,
held in Louisville.
Commander-in-Chief Hindman pays a
high tribute to the valor and devotion of
the Confederate soldier in war and to his
energy and determination and brave fac
ing of changed and new conditions in
peace. He alludes with pride to the gal
lant response of the old heroes of the
South and their Sons to the nation's call
to arms, sounded at the outbreak of the
Spanish-Amerkbn war, as demonstrating
to the fullest extent that the Stars and
Stripes have no more devoted defenders
than those who once fought against the
flag and their descendants. Continuing, he
What supported these men, I ask you,
under Ihe great burdens laid upon them?
I can hear you answer as it comes swift
ly on: "The consciousness of having done
their duty." Are we their sons? And
shall we not do our duty to their names
by rearing monuments in their memories,
and establishing in history the plain truth
of their proud achievements and imper
ishable renown? Is it not our obligation
and our duty to erecA a suitable memorial
to the immortal women of the South, to
aid in maintaing and establish soldiers?
homes, and to urge all reasonable legis
lation in the Southern states for these
ends and for granting pensions to needy
and disabled veterans of the brave arms'
so fast fading away? I speak for you,
my comrades, when I say to the o'd
heroes: "We could not escape these re
sponsibilities if we would. We would no*
escape them if we could. You knew how
to meet cold steel and leaden hail, and
you knew how to die. In every station
where you have been placed you have
sustained yourselves with conspicuous
honor. You have endowed us with the
proud heritage of your soldier names, and
the debt which we owe you is so full of
tenderness and iove that we shall en
deavor to pay it over and over again. You
have nobly done your part, and are en
titled to call on the Corporal of the Guard
for relief. We will grasp you by the
hands and take you to our hearts.”
At first the South was naturally bitter
against the Union, and this bitterness
seemed to increase as the years passed
on, until finally it reached its highest
point and then began to soften. Gradual
ly the friendly hand of the victor was
grasped, the great soul of the martyred
Lincoln was understood, and the chival
rous action of the North’s great com
mander was appreciated for his brave
stand with the government in facor of
our leaders and for bis magnanimous
conditions in dealing with the knightly
Lee. The reconciliation is now complete.
The old heroes now often hold reunions
together, and together they bank with
flowers the graves of their dead.
“Under the roses the blue,
Under the lilies the gray."
Commander-in-Chief Hindman has as
sumed charge of the United Sons of Con
federate Veterans with spirit and energy.
Under his administration it is to be hoped
thet the progress already made will be
continued, and that many monuments to
the valor of the Confederate soldier and
the loyal devotion of Southern woman wiil
be raised by the efforts of their sons.
7 MINUTE CARS TILL 11 O’CLOCK.
Day on Aliercorn, Whit
aker and Barnard Streets Ex
Manager Lofton has added to the street
car service a continuation of the day
schedules on the Abercorn, Whitaker,
and Barnard street belts, until 11 o'clock
at night, during the summer months. The
day schedule of seven minutes has here
tofore ended at 9 o'clock, and after that
hour cars have been run every fourteen
minutes. The demand for pleasure rid
ing during the summer has been met by
Manager Lofton with a 7;minute sched
ule. until 11 o’clock, except on rainy
The continuation of the day schedule
will he appreciated by the patrons of the
Abercorn. Whitaker and Barnard bel's
on hot summer nights.
The company is also meeting all late
trains from Tybee, arriving after mid
night. and all excursion steamers with
cars to all parts of the city. The ser
vice given by the present management of
the car lines is in such contrast to that
of the previous management, that Savan
nahians sometimes wonder if it will last.
WOULD NOT TALK POLITICS.
Mr. Turner Declined to Discuss the
Ex-Congressman Henry G. Turner, of
Quitman, whose name Is a household
word in Savannah, is in the city. When
seen at the De Soto yesterday Mr. Turner
said that he was merely here on nrivaie
business and declined absolutely to dis
cuss politics. As he could not indorse the
position taken by the Democrat'c party
on certain leading issues, ha said, he
preferred to remain silent. .
Bad blood is a bad thing to inherit cr
acquire, but bad blood may be made good
blood by taking Hood’s Sarsaparil’a — ad.
EDUCATE lot II GIRLS.
It Is the People Who Know That
Succeed in Life.
A prominent gentleman, in addressing
an audience in Atlanta a few days ago,
"The time has come when women must
receive a thorough education In order to
enter polite society. As to succeeding in
any line of endeavor without an educa
tion, it is practically Impossible.” This is
the idea of Brenau College, formerly
Georgia Female Seminary, at Gainesville,
Ga.. and it has adopted a curriculum ac
cordingly. Brenau has the best equip
ment, modern buildings and experienced
Christian teachers. For handsome cata
logue, address Brenau, Gainesville, Ga
A Delicious Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and Is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; it
Is exhilarating and delicious.
Bee that the name of Herbert Sper.cer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which none are genuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars are only sold
by the box of 60, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos, $4.50 at Lippman Bros., whole
sale druggists, Barnard and Congress
streets, of this city.—ad.
Sunday Trips m Rrunswlrk Vln
Plant System fI.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
lick> ts to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m —ad.
Pineapple, Ala., May 10, 1900.—1 do not
hesitate to recommend Johnson's Chill and
Fe\rer Tonic for Grip, and ai! forms of
fever. I give It the highest possible in
dorsement by using it In my own family.
Wiliiam H. Lloyd.
Johnson's Tonic does in a day what slow
and uncertain quinine cannot do In tea
doys. It acts gently upon the liver and
sharpens the appetite. Use nothing else
Cheap Excursion -Via 8. A. L. Ry.
$5.00 io Jacksonville and return. Tickets
will be eold July 14 and limited for return
iuntil July 29—ad.
greatest know a
uerre ionic and blood purifier. It K
creates solid flesa. muscle and
strength, alears the brain, mates
the blood pure and rich, and causes ES
a general feeling of health, power 19
and manly rigor. Within 3 days S
after taking the first dose you no- B
tics the return of the old rim. snap jw
and energy you have counted as ijl
lost forever, while a continued, ffr
Judicious use causes an Improve- By
meat both satisfactory and last- H
lng. One box will work wonders. A
six should periect a cu>*e; oo (.'eats B
a box. 6 box*B for fine. For sale 9
by all druggists everywhere or will B
H t>* mailed sealed upon receipt of
Kg price Address Dr*. Barton and JM
■j Benson, K>s Bar-Ben Block. Clere jjjl
K CE7 IT TODAYI
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
WOOD AND STEEL
Hooks of All Kinds.
EDWARD ¥l[’S SONS.
113 BROUGHTON STREET. WEST.
GEORGIA. CHATHAM COUNTY.-
Notice is hereby given to all persons hav
ing demands against London H. Houston,
late of said county, deceased, to present
them to me. properly made out. within the
time prescribed by law, so as to show
their character and amount; and all per
sons indebted to said deceased are requir
ed to make immediate payment to me.
Savannah. Ga., June li, 1900.
ALEXANDER S. GORDON.
Care Sam&sy & Saussy, Attorneys-at-Law,
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDIT
GEORGIA, CHATHAM COUNTY—
Notice is hereby given to all persons hav
ing demands against Margaret Reardon,
late of said county, deceased, to present
them to me. properly made out, within (h
time prescribed by law. so os to show
their character and amount; and all per
sons indebted to said deceased are required
to make immediate payment to me.
Savannah, Ga., June 5, 1900.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
1342 Vermont ave. and lowa Circle,
Washington. IX C.
Boarding School for young ladles. Send
for catalogue. Miss Mary Davenport
Chenorveth, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Sloan.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
$22 BAY STREET. Witt.
For your stock The fly season Is now oa
us an a the time to use
Tough on Flies,
a lotion when applied will prevent you?
horse* and cattle from being pestered. Try
It and be convinced.
HAT. GRAIN, BRAN, COW FEED,
CHICKEN FEED. etc.
T. J. DAVIS.
Phone 223. 118 Bay street, west
Black Eye. Pigeon and Cow Peas
Potatoes, Onions. Peanuts, and all fruits
and vegetables in season.
Hay. Grain. Flour. Feed.
Rice Straw. Magic Poultry and Btocl
213 and 216 BAY, WEST.
mm CHICHESTER'B ENGLISH
■ Orli*lnal nn4 Only <enuln.
9-' SAFE* Al'viiv* reliable £ mile*. >tlt I'r’icßirt
for CHK'HKSTKU'S ENGLISH
KEIt r I Gold tneuMe bote*
with blur ribbon. Tuke no other. Boni*®
eNfc VVj I>augeroii Aubtliutloni and lmlta*
I / flj tioß(> Huy of your Imifpittl. or •cod 40. >
l W Mumps for l*iirflcitliir*. TtHntnll
V Oau-t “Itpllof for Lodi Mur, by ry
' /? turn Mull. 10,000 TMtlmoni*!*. Sold by
ill < h!oh**trr <*lieinlr.al !>•#
lf*ntion thin paper. MndUon uuore, PIIILA.. I A.
Sold by L. N. Brunswig L Cos.. \\ bole. Druggiits, New Orleao*.
At! These tiny Capsule3are superioi
B\ 3 , Balsam of Copaiba,
fal 1 £uJ ,e bsorlniect!onsandMllOM
l€f i 9 URE IN4 B HOURS
. 0 sarr, o diseases without
JOHN G. BUTLER, ~~
Pnlnts, Oils and tiloss, sash, Doors, Blinds,
and Builder*' Supplies, BLalo and Decora
tive Wall Paper. Foreign and Dotnest**
Cements, Lime. Planter and Hair. Sol*
Agent for Ahestlne Cold Water Paint.
10 Congress street, west, and 13 St. Julian
J. D. WEED * CO
•AVAN3I All, OA.
Leather Belting, Steam Packing & Bose.
Agents lor NEW YORK RUBBER
SSVrm.Q AtfD f.ACBLUNQ £q,MPANT.