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DISARMING THE OLD FORTS.
GIUS, SHOT A\D SHELL* FROM PU
LASKI AM) OGLETHORPE
HAA E BEE%’ SOU).
Shot anil Shell. F.inbraoinsr Projec
tile* of Many Kind*. Bnht 1>
Isaac Joseph Iron Company—Pnr
cliane I* of More Than fU4 Ton* of
Iron—Gnn* nought by M'ill*r
of Boston—llemovnl of \\ nrliko
Landmark* Will Take Plnoc Till*
Week—Forf* Will He Thoroughly
Overbanled—Rnmoreil They Will
Be D*ed by Ordnance Department
of the Army.
The old cannon and phot and shell that
have been lusting for more, than haf a
century on the ramparts ard In the mag
azines ©f Port Pulaski and Fort Ogle
thorpe have been Fold by the government,
atul, melted into more convenient form,
will serve a more peaceful purpose than
that for which they were originally de
The shot and shell have been purchased
by the Isaac Joseph Iron Company of
Cincinnati and Savannah, of which cor
poration Mr. Joe Wolf is the local repre
sentative. The weight of the old projec
tiles that the company purchased exceeds
514 tons, of 11,240 pounds. The shells range
in weight from 18 to 330 pounds each, and
the shot from 20 to 200 pounds. They are
designed to suit guns and mortars of every
description, from the -mall twenty-poun !r
to the massive columWad, firing a pro
jectile weighing 330 pounds and weighing
itself 25 tons.
There were a number of guns at the two '
forts that were sold by the government,
but these were net purchased by th* Isaac
Joseph Iron Company, the difficulty of
melting the old weapons and so putting
them to practical use being so great that
the. company that bid successfully for the
shot and shell was unwilling to make a
very tempting offer for the guns. The
guns included sax 30-inch Rodmans weigh
ing 15.000 pounds each, two 15-inch Rod
mans weighing 40,000 pounds each, and
four 100-irounder parrots, each weighing
9.700 pound.- The carriages for the guns
were solo at same time.
The Isaac Joseph Company now has
three linghtere in course of construction. '
which wiil be used to transport the old
ordnance it has purchased from the forts
to the company’s wharves. As soon ns
the lighters are finished, which will be
during the present week, they will make
their initial trips' with the horses end
wagons necessary to convey the shot and
shell from the forts to the river front.
After the completion of the present taek
the lighters will be employed permanently
by the company along the river front, in
transporting cargoes of iron from the
yards to vessels lying at distant docks.
The old guns and ordnance stores of ev
ery description that have recently been
sold were disposed of by the government
for the purpose of aiding the general
cleaning and overhauling that will be in
augurated at Fort Pulaski and Fort Og
le th rope*. to which their presence was a se
rious impediment. It is understood that
the forts are intended for use by the
ordnance department of the army and
that ordnance stores for ihe forts and gar
risons along he South Atlantic coast
will be kept in these magazines. This
understanding of the department’s inten
tion, however, has not been verified by any
positive stateemnt or Announcement.
The advertisements for the sale of the
guns and projectiles and other stores were
feigned by Lieut. John L. Hayden, until
recently commandant of the garrison at
Fort Screven, on Tybce Island. The con
tracts were awarded the successful bid
ders last week.
The removal of the old guns and the
shot ond shell of a former age will de
stroy some of flic picturesque features ! n
connection with the forts, that have in
the recent past attracted the attention of
feighseers and curiosity lovers. The old
guns were so patently behind the times
and. in their cumbersome massiveness,
eo unfit to eope with modern instruments
cr warfare, that they had in them some
thing of the roman tic—tike old servants
who have outiived usefulness and
Just how long they have ornamented
the walls and ramparts of the forts is
not definitely known, but certainly half
a century has elapsed since the greater
port of them were placed in positon.
Those on Pulaski did valient service dur
ing the Civil War, when they were fought
until necessity compelled the 'surrender of
For many years, spiked and worthless,
they have scowled from the ramparts,
menacing, or seeming to menace, she ves
sels approaching the city. They were
very worthless Indeed, for most of them
hn< lost the ability to bark and were not
in shape even for the firing of a salute.
Now. with the projectiles that have been
rusting in the magazines, they will he
melted and recast, and in another clime
will be fitted for a more useful, if less
romantic, office than that which has been
theirs in the past.
MAS TOUCHED AI.I, AKOIXD.
Bibulous Excursionist Dost His Grip,
rocket book and Railroad Tickets.
The proverbial "stranger in New York"
blew into Savannah on one of the Cen
tral's excursions yesterday. He tarried
but a short time and then went down to
Tybee, where with several boon com
panions he proceeded to pet sublimely
oblivious to both time and place for sev
When he finally recalled his submerged
wits he was on the train for Savannah
and the conductor was endeavoring,
though vainly, to collect his fare. Not
that he wasn’t willing enough to give it
up. hut the fact was, as he explained
with many hie s. he had been touched
for bis pocketbook, containing not only
oil of his money, but hts ti, ket to the
city and also his ticket for home. At the
depdt he stood off a hackman and in
duced him to take him to the barracks
where he reported his loss, also the loss
of a valise which he had discovered by
that time. He was willing to lose the
valise, the pocketbook and the money,
he said, but was very anxious Indeed that
the ticket might be found. I'pon being
assured that every effort would he made
to assist him in this matter, he jollied
his Jehu to steer him up against a place
where he could raise some money on a
rirtg that he wore He succeeded in rais
ing a small amount on it and paying the
hackman was last seen on his way to blow
NOT HOT 111 T 111 MII),
Highest Tenipcrntnc Only SS hut
IMenty of Moisture.
Eighty-eight degrees was the maximum
temperature for Savannah yesterday. The
minimum was 70, giving a mean tempera
ture of 79 degrees. While the heat was
not so great as on the day before, the hu
midity made the day, as u whole, very
The slate forecast is for local rains and
thunderstorms to-day and for generally
fair weather to-morrow, except on the
coast, where showers may be expected.
Eight to fresh southwest winds will pre
When ,we have good blood we ore
healthy, strong, vigorous and full of lif*
nnd energy, Hood'a Sarsaparilla makes
WILL \OT ABANDON MISSIONS.
Clmroho* Believe Chinn AVJII Event
ually He Chrintianf*ed.
Rev. Dr. James Y. Fair, pastor of the !
I Independent Presbyterian Church, sees no j
reason to believe the pending disturbances |
in China and the. greater disturbances that j
are likely to follow will result In perma- j
rent interference with the missions '
mis u-*n work in that country. *
“On the contrary,” said Dr. Fair yester
day. “I believe that the eventual result
will broaden and increase the missionary
held and that our workers in China will
sweep on to renewed and enhanced use
fulness. Of course, there must be a tem
porary cessation of missionary effort and
a temporary abandonment of our educa
tional institutions in those provinces
where the uprisings exist or will come,
and, in caste of war, a temporary aban
donment throughout the entire empire.
“But in the nature of things such a war
ca&tiot have, but one result—the victory of
the Powers over the Chinese. When it is
concluded there will be ample guaranties
•hat foreigners in China will be safe and
that they will be permitted the same
measure of freedom as is accorded natives,
so long at* they conduct themselves de
cently and properly and with due regard
for the opinions and religious prejudices
of the people.
“Under such circumstances the educa
tional and religious work conducted by
the missionaries must prosper as it has
never done before. The show of force and !
power that must be made by the nations
will remove much of the ignorance of the
Chinese on the subject of Western civi
lization. and will inspire them with a re
spect for its representatives they have
never hod in the past With part of the
ignorance removed and respect supplied,
the missionaries will be enabled to make
much greater progress.
“It may possibly be that the hatred of
foreigners, engendered by a protracted
war. should such a war come, would de
fer for a time the advantages I think will
follow. But in the end, though the inter
vening time presents possibilities of blood
nhed that are horrible to contemplate,
good must certainly result.”
Bishop Kelley returned yesterday morn
ing from Macon where he has been un
dergoing a retreat with the priests of
the diocese at St. Stanislaus college. The
'Bishop sad that he had not seen a news
paper during the last week and conse
quently At* in the dark as to what haa
been transpiring in China and the r-fet
of the world. He was therefore unable
to express any opinion as to the action
which the ltomun Catholic Church Is
likely to take in consequence of the mas
sacre of its missionaries and converts by
the Boxers or whether these massacres
will have any effect upon the church'*
policy in China.
"This is not the first time Chinese
Catholics have been massacred.” said the
Bishop KeUev was accompanied by
Father John a well known Je
suit priest of INew Orleans, who will
spend some time with him at his resi
dence. Father O’Connor is a native of
Savannah and he comes here to visit his
mother and other relatives. Mrs. John
Lyons is a sister of the visiting priest.
VAI'IITING INTEREST LACKING.
\n Arrangement Aet Made for the
The bottom seems to have dropped out
in yachting circles in Savannah. Such a
dearth of interest in the sport is almost
unprecedented. Prominent members of the
Savannah Yacht Club, who have been ap
pealed to on the subject, say they are at
a loss to account for the lack of interest,
but they .agree that the lack is very evi
dent. July is just half gone and yet no
steps have been taken to provide for the
annuel July regalia.
“The rules of the club provide for an
annual regatta to be held, in July,” said
a prominent member. ”1 am not aware
of any change in the rules and I do not
see how the Sailing Committee is to ac
count for us failure to take the requisite
steps. We have an excellent club, it is
true, but if we ate not going to keep up
out ilntcrcst in yachts we might as well
change the name of the club. We might
just as well call it the Outing Club, which
would include yachting whenever we took
a notion to indulge in that sport. We have
a tennis court, a croquet court, swings for
the children and clay pigeon grounds for
the men. These are all very nlcte, but
were intended simply as adjuncts to the
club. We ought to take a hand at some
thing else occasionally.”
The defeat of the Dragoon seems to
have temporarily killed the interest in
yachting and the failure of the syndicate
to receive a satisfactory offer for the
boat, seems to have still further queered
things. There are plenty of small yachts,
however, and the prevalent opinion among
the real lovers of the sport is that the
building and sailing of this class of
y.-H hts should be encouraged. A regatta,
it would seem would help to put life in
Commodore Starr was appealed to to
explain this unusual delay in providing
for the July regatta.
”Ask the sailing* committee,” replied
Mr. Starr. “They ought to know. Being
further interrogated on the subject Mr.
Starr said that the usual method of ar
ranging for a regatta tves for the chair
man of the sailing committee to make
suggestions to the hoard of stewards,
thus giving the latter something to work
uj>on. Mr. Frank F. Jones is chairman'of
die sailing committee and he will doubt -
less give the matter hi? attention at an
TO UR RE AI)V I\ SEPTEMBER.
Southside HnptiMt Chnreh Will He
The congregation of the Southside Bap
tist Church has arranged to have its new
church formally dedicated si bout the mid
dle of September by a series of evangeli
cal meetings to be conducted by Rev. M.
A. Jenkins of Macon, who was in Savan
nah last year and conducted a series of
It is expected that the coming meetings
will not only materially increase the con
gregation by securing converts, but will
largely aid the congregation in paying for
the church and parsonage, ns all collec
tions will be devoted to that purpose.
The new church Is at the corner of
Barnard and Fourth streets. Work on
the buildings was commenced only a short
p,me ago. but has been pushed forward
so rapidly that the parsonage is nearly
completed and the church frame work is
In place and also a good part of the
While the forma! dedication will be
made by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins the con
gregation expects that the building will
be completed much sooner than Septem
ber and that It in a condition for
services very shortly.
FUNERAL OF MR. R. C. O’DVRNE.
Service* at *<l Patrick** Church Were
The funeral of the late R. Charles
O’Byrne took place from the residence
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
O’Byrne, No. 408 Oglethorpe avenue, west,
at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. It was
very largely attended.
The funeral services were conducted at
Bt. Patrick’s Church, to which edifice the
body of Mr. K)’Byrne was conveyed from
(he residence. The casket was completely
covered by the many and very handsome
floral offerings, that testified to the af
fectionate esteem in which Mr. O’Byrne
was held and to the grief which was caus
ed by his untimely death. The interment
in the Cathedral Cemetery*
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 16, 1900.
COL. MELDRiM DENIES IT.
NEVER S\ID HE WOULD DISAP
PROVE HORSE Gl ARD’S AP
Commander of the First Cavalry Re
pudiate* Alleged Statement* of Hl*
Intention, in the Matter of the At
lanta Rifle Team, Made in the
Journal—His Practice Is to Ap
prove Recommendation* of Com
pany and Squadron Commander*.
Unie** There I* Grave Reason to
Do Otherwise— He Will Act in Thin
Case When Question 1* Presented
and Not Before.
The attention of Col. P. W. Meldrim,
commanding the First Regiment of Cav
alry, Georgia Slate Trpops, was called ,
yesterday to an article in the Atlanta |
Journal, In which if was stated that he
had announced In advance that he would
not approve any application made by the
Governor’s llorse Guard to send a rifle j
or carbine team to Sea Girt.
Col. Meldrim had not seen the article
and he was naturally indignant. In the ,
matter of facts it is about on a par with
the other articles that have recently ap
peared in the Journal with reference to
Atlanta’s sending a rifle team to Sea Giri j
this year and the protest that the Georgia
team of last year has made against it. ,
Col. Meldrim said he had never said what
he would do should such an application
for permission to leave the state come to
him from the Governor’s Horse Guard,
nor had he ventured an opinion as to j
what course Gov. Candler would fob >w
should the application be disapproved.
The Journal article- is as follows:
“Col. Peter W. Meldrim Is the com
manding officer of the First Cavalry Reg
iment of the state. The Governor’s Horse
Guard is a part of that regiment, and as
such is of course under the direct com
mand of Col. Meldrim, a Savannahian.
"it has been stated here on good au
thority—in fact, slated so that the Gov
ernor’s Horse Guard was practically ask
ed to accept it as the official expression of
Col. Meldrim—that the commanding officer
would not approve an application for a
rifle team from Atlanta to compete at
Sea Girt. His approval is necessary be
fore the team could leave the state.
“Further, it has been stated, the words
beinfe attributed directly to Col. Meldrim,
that he has said that if he did not ap
prove the plan to send a team Gov. Can
dler would not do so. This is what cer
tain members of the Horse Guard are
going to find out for themselves. They
believe that Gov Cnndler would overrule
Col. Meldrim in this matter, and if. after
the application i* made it is refused, the
matter will be taken at once to the state
“Those marksmen in Savannah who for
merly competed for the Sea Girt prizes
are ail close to Colonel Meldrim, and in
that way have brought strong pressure to
bear on him to refuse to sanction any
plan of Atlanta men to go to Sea Girt.
Members of the Governor’s Horse Guard
are close to the chief executive of the
slete and equally strong pressure is be
ing brought to bear on him.
“Should the governor of the state over
rule a commanding colonel’s order it
would so affect that officer’s standing
that he might be forced to resign. And
since the unsportsmanlike behavior of
Savannahiene in this matter there is o
certain element in the Horse Guard which
would 'ne nothing loath to salute anew
Col. Meldrim had not seen the article
before it was handed him by a Morning
News reporter. When asked to say what
he thought of it. he answered:
“I have never said what course I should
follow in case the Governor’s Horse
Guard applied to me for authority to 'end
a team of riflemen without the state. Un
der the regulations governing the state
troops such an application should and
probably would be made through regular
military channels, reaching me. ns the
comamnding officer of the regiment, af'er
it had been approved or disapproved by
the troop and squadron commanders.
“I have made it a rule, since I have been
in comamnd of the regiment, to allow the
largest possible liberty to the integral.
parts of its organization and not. to with
hold my approval from any request unless
I felt such action imperatively demanded
by the good of the service. Unnecessary
interference with the plans of troop and
squadron commanders 1 have found to be
"For this reason, unless a strong case
against granting n request approved by
the captain the troop and
the major commanding the squadron were
made. I should very likely approve
it. I have not said, nor do I say now*,
what I shall do In this particular case, but
I shall not recede from my general rule
and the emergency that* would cause me
to disapprove a r* commendation, reaching
me through military channels, with fav
orable indorsemens. must be urgent. In
these matters it is n question of what
Is best for the interests of the regiment
and the service and not of individual opin
ion of the proprieties.
“I cannot imagine, however,” continued
Col. Meldrim, “who is the party responsi
ble for the article shown me. The Gov
ernor’s Horse Guard has been, and is one,
of my pet troops and my relation* with its
officers and men have always been of the
pleasantest and most cordial description.
I cannot believe that the inspiration for
these unwarranted statements chn have
been furnished by its members.
“The article must have been written or
inspired by sofne one not in touch or ac
cord with the state troops, whose manifest
purpose is to create diss nsion and destroy
efficiency. Themaliceof the statements and
the ignorance of facts they display seem
to be about on a par. Possibly,” said the
Colonel, with a ray of inspiration, "the ap*
pearance of this article is due to the fact
that the Journal has recently experienced
a change of management and may at the
same time have exprined a change cf
heart. You know. the Journal was
bought by a syndicate of Northern, men.”
“No.” said Col. Meldrim, “if an applica
tion for permission to send a team to Sea
Girt comes to me from the Governor’s
Horse Guard I shall act upon it then, in
accordance wit!) my best discretion, and
in accordance with the facts as they * re
known to m**. in the meantime, no one is
authorized to say what 1 shall or shall not
EXPLODING GASOLINE DID IT.
Starled n Lively Eire In n Montimm
ery Street House.
A fire started in the three-story frame
house at No. 318 Montgomery fe.treet yes
terday morning shortly after 9 o’clock
by the explosion of a gasoline stove.
The slove was in the rear part of the
second story. Owing to the prompt re
sponse of Fire Company No. 4 the flames
were extinguished with hand extinguish
ers before much damage had been done.
It seems that when the fire was first
discovered a number of the Inmate* of
the house attempting to extinguish it
by cutting holes in the roof and turning
on the flames a garden hose attached to
one of the hydrants of the house. It re
mained for the firemen, however, to do
the actual work. The damage from Are
and water will not amount to more than
To Brunswick and Return. 91.00 Via
the Plant System, Sunday*.
In addition to the Charleston Ann day
excursions, the Plant Bystem ore selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of $1 00 for the
round trip. Trains leave at a.lO a. in. and
,&;20 k. m.-ed 4
HI II.DKR* AXU BI'ILDING.
'I he Subject of Rev NV. F. Watkins
“Builders and Building” was the subject
of the anniversary sermon of Rev. W. F.
Watkins, pastor of the Christian Church,
yesterday. He took as his text I Corin
thians 3: 10-35: ”1 have laid the foundation,
and another buiideth. Let every inan
take heed how he buiideth thereupon.”
* We are all builders,” Rev. Mr. Wat
kins said, “whether we will or no, every
day and hour we are building our life
structure. Every thought is striking a
blow, every impulse is doing mason work.
There are as many workmen in us as
there are separate faculties. The build
ing is going up, 6tory by story, though
we are rot conscious of the fact. Whit
a solemnity and dignity this gives to life!
In i true sense each of us is building fcis
own heaven or hell! This is the lesson the
<[>osile is teaching here. He applies it
both to truth and life. The building of
the church at Corinth had been going
wrong. There were dissensions and divis
ions. Paul and his fellow laborers were but
master workmen tinder the Great Archi
tect. The figure of the church as a build
ing. and her ministers and members as
builders is full of interest. Let us study it.
“The Foundation: This is of supreme
importance. On it depend the safety and
stability of the structure. Many founda
tions that promise well prove to be un
trustworthy. The foundat on is Jesus
Christ. “Other foundadnn can no man
lay.’ It was laid by God in the counsels
of eternity, and in the fullness of time.
With it we can have nothing to do. We
are to build not to it. not with it, bui on it.
“The Superstructure: ‘Let every man
take heed how he buiideth thereupon.’ The
primary application is to teaching. It
was the perversity of the teachers at Cor
inth that led the people astray. How
great the responsibility of teachers! But
the warning applies to till builders on
Zloon’s walls. Where do we get our mate
rials? On what plan do we work? A house
is built according to a plan. It is so with
spiritual life and work. God has a plan
for every man. The character of Chris* is
the pattern to be followed. if a building
is adapted to certain uses, much more
should a life be useful. Beware of the
ories which do not come straight from
tile Divine Architect, but are
cobwebs open in our own or an
other’s brain. These may look pretty
but will turn into ashes at the first touch
of the revealing flame. It is sad to think
what rubbish can be raked in even a good
foundation, described as “wood, hay,
The Testing Time: “Every man’s work
shall be made manifest for the day will
declare it, and it will be revealed by
The wretched hovels of great city,
thatched with hay and stubble, would not
resist the flames, while the solid struc
tures would survive a greater fire than
ever swept Ixjndon, or Chicago, is to test
the buildings we are all raising. “The
‘lay,’’ the great judgment day, shall man
ifest their true character. And the fire
will try them, of what sort they are. It
is quality, rather than quantity, that God
looks for. This is a world of shams and
shows. That is a world of realities.
The Builder’s Reward: “If any man’s
work abide.he shall receive a reward.” it is
the enduring that shall be rewarded, ev
ery man receiving accordingly. Nothing
done for Christ, not even a cup of cold
water, shall be forgotten. Faithful toil
can never fail. There will be the Mas
ter's “well done.” hallelujahs of saints
and acclamation of angels, “All labor
ended, rest came at last!”
But what is to be said of the other
side—work that will not stand the test?
If any man’s work be burned, he shall
suffer loss, yet he himself shall be saved
.is by’ lire.” “Suffer loss!” Miseries r.ow.
Suffer loss also in heaven! Can that be?
Yes, the life may be lost, though the soul
le saved! Work came to naught! Labor
thrown away! Fire! Fire! House in
flame*. The owner is rescued. His face
scorched, his clothes burnt off his back,
his property lost, he saved soul by fire.
O would you he willing to be saved in
this way? Build with fire-proof mate
“These,” said Mr. Watkins, in conclu
sion. “are the principles that have actu
ated my work during the year I have
been with you I have aimed at whift
is solid, rather than what is showy. Ed
ification has been my chief thought.” The
preacher referred to the unity that has
prevailed in the congregation, to the in
creased attendance at all the services,
and to the many signal tokens of God’s
presence and aid. An unusually large
congregation listened with deep interest.
The following statistics of work were
reported: Sermons and addresses, 170;
pastoral calls. 579; baptisms. 6; added to
the church. 20; marriages, 6; funerals, 8;
total receipts from all sources, $1,904.39.
HAD A LIVELY >IIXI P.
Police anil Physician Rescued n
Couple of Vigorous Combatant*.
Patrolman Guilfoyle arrested J. B.
York and C. H. Price for taking part in
a very lively mix-up yesterday at
Broughton and East Broad streets.
Both men were pretty well pum
melled before the fight was stop
ped. and after they were taken to the
barracks it required the services of Dr.
M. H. Levi to get some of their respect
ive lineaments into working order again.
J. B. Gradock, white, was arrested by
Patrolman Behrman on a charge of as
saulting. striking and drawing a gun on
E. Tillman, also white, of No. 626 Bis
Batrick Healey and J. Wall, both
white, were arrested by Patrolman Wall
for also taking part in a street scrap.
For another street fight, in which Rosa
Griffin and Lula Smith, colored, took part,
both the principals were Arrested by Pa
trolman 'More 11.
It was reported last night that a cujting
scrape, in which a negro named Turner
had been seriously cut, had occurred at
Thunderltolt, but none of the particulars
of the affair were obtainable, as the mat
ter had not been reported to the barracks
up to midnight.
FOR THE DAY NURSERY.
King* Daughter* Trolley Car Excur
The King’s Daughters’ Union will have
i trolley excursion to Thunderbolt and
Isle of Hope to-night. Cars have been
chartered for the occasion, “and will leave
the Junction at Bolton street at 9 o’clock.
It is expected that a very large number
will take advantage of the excursion.
Tickets are only 15 cents, and ns the re
ceipts will go to the day nursery main
tained by the King's Daughters, the ob
ject Is a very worthy one. The holders
of unsold tickets are requested to bring
them to the Junction to-night, as a short
age of tickets i At ti meet
ing of the King’s Daughters’ Union last
week 'Mrs. Pauline Roberts was re-elected
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knees, hips, wrists and Joints. P. p. p
euros syphilis in ail its various stages
old ulcers, sores and kidney complaint P
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all skin diseases and mercurial poisoning’
P. P. P. cures dyspepsia, chronic female
complaints and broken-down constitution
and loss of manhood. P. f\_p. t the best
blood purifier of the age. has rflade more
permanent cures than all other blood rem
edies. Llppman Br<*. 4 proprietors,
PEACHES BY THE MILLIONS.
PRESIDENT EGAN RETURNS FROM
THE PEACH SECTION.
Flberta* Somewhat Damitjsecl by tle
Haiti*, bat a Very Heavy Move
ment In Now on. Eighty Carload*
Having; Keen Handled From Fort
Valley anil Marnhall vflle Satur
day-Million* of Peach Tree* Along
the Line of the Centra! Which
NX ill Come Into Bearing Next Year.
The Plum Industry Also a Growing
One—Grower* ffave Done Well
With Other Crop*.
President J. M. Egan returned yester
day morning from a tour of inspection of
the peach country along the route of the
Central of Georgia Railway.
As the peach crop Is one in which the
people of Savannah and the readers of the
Morning News generally have always
felt a special interest, Mr. Egan was
sought by a Morning News reporter.
He was found at his office at the Central
looking over his correspondence. The evi
dences of his recent trip were before him
in the shape of a basket of luscious El
bertas, evidently the choice of the Georgia
"What is the weight of that large one?”
Mr. Egan was asked.
“Just fourteen ounces,” he replied.
Asked about his trip. Mr. Egan said:
“I have just returned this morning from
the peach district and spent all of yester
day in visiting a number of the large peach
farms in the vicinity of Marshallville and
Fort Valley. While it is true that the
wet weather has injured the crop to some
extent, and in some instances caused the
Elbertqs to shed from the trees, the large
peach growers that I met yesterday were
more hopeful than they have been any day
during the past week. Yesterday was an
ideal day, and there was forwarded from
the vicinity of Fort Valley and Marshall
ville in the neighborhood of eighty cars
of peaches. If g.ood weather continues we
will reach the maximum number of peach
es shipped any one day by Wednesday of
“Unless a person were to visit the or
chards,” said Mi. Egan, “and see their
extent, he cannot realize what is meant
by saying that there is a certain number
of trees bearing fruit, or a certain num
ber of acres planted with peach trees. On
Hale’s orchard, near Fort Valley, they
will have 800 persons engaged in the
peach industry each day during the com
ing week, and the other shippers will
have n like number of employes compared
with the number of peaches that they
handle. The peach industry, like any
other industry, has to be attended to, and
the work has to be done quickly and
thoroughly. Mr. Rumph has had no
trouble whatever from the fungus growth
on the peaches, because he has*sprayed
his trees and also sprayed the fruit on
the trees. The rejected peaches aie being
used for canning and evaporating; and
it was also stated to me that peach
brandy and peach cider was being made
in large quantities.
“The peach industry is not the only one
in that neighborhood. A great many can
taloupes have been grown and shipped to
Northern markets under refrigeration.
The plum industry* is growing very exten
sively, and the returns from plums that
have been forwarded this year, os well as
from cantaloupes and peaches, so far as
I was able to learn from the shippers,
have been satisfactory. One of the prom
inent ahippers told me that while it is
claimed by shippers that the commission
men take all the profits, the blame in
some cases is with the shipper, as he for
wards fruit in condition that should not
be senj out of the orchard. Experience is
the beat teacher, and I have noticed a
difference in the handling of lruit in the
orchards this year compared with 1898.
“How many bearing tries are there on
the line now?” Mr. Egan was asked.
“Over 2,100,000,’ he replied, “and of that
number there are in the neighborhood cf
350,000 young trees bearing this year, and
during the past winter and spring there
were in the neighborhood of 514,C00 peach
trees planted. There are in the neigh
borhood of 183.000 plum trees planted on
the line and they are producing plums
which are superior to the California plums,
and no doubt in the near future wid take
the place of the California plums in the
Eastern markets. The pear industry has
not been as successful as the peach and
plum, although many of the trees have
produced a very good crop this yeaf.”
"Is the raising of fruits and vegetables
in that section of the country being in
vestigated by outsiders?” the reporter in
“Very largely so,” was the reply. “I
met at the orchard yesterday Mr. Morel
of Benton Harbor, Mich. He stands at
the head of the list of peach experts in
this country*, and 1 had a conversation
with him as to what he thought of the
future prospects of that section. He was
very enthusiastic regarding it, and told
me that he expeectod to come to Georgia
for the purpose of engaging
in the peach business. He is a
man of wide and extensive experience,
and appears to know' everything about
peaches, from the root of the tree to the
end of the twig. In talking with him as
to his opinion, at this early stage, of
the prophets for next year’s crop (leaving
out the technical terms wffiich he used),
his answer was, that from the present
indications, and unless climatic condi
tions prevented, the prospect for next
years crop was at least ten times greater
than the present crop. This, of course,
was very gratifying-. I also had the pleas
ure of meeting Prof. W. O. Johnson of
Maryland, who is a noted expert and who
has been in Georgia for the past ten days
studying the condition of the peach crop.
He thoroughly understands his work, and
mentioned the difficulties that peach
growers encounter in taking care of their
crops. He states that they now have a
parasite, which they are colonizing in dif
ferent sections of the country, which de
stroys what is known as the San Jose
scale. You understand that this scale is
a parasite or bug, and the other parasite
which they have found devours it. He
informed me that he had found no trace
of the San Jose scale in the orchards In
the vicinity of Fort Valley and Marshall
ville, but was sorry to say that the same
conditions did not prevail In (he southern
part of Georgia. He produced a box with
a number of hugs and eggs, which he
Stateil he intended to take North and
colonize for the purpose of exterminating
what Is known as the Cherry parasite.
This bug has a bad effect on the cherry
trees, ns well as the peach trees, and
their destruction in the cherry and peach
orchards of the Nonh will have a bene
ficial effect. These hugs he took from a
tree In Mr. Kumph's orchard. Further
more, he stated that It would he but a
short time before where we have one
plum anil peach tree now we would have
at least a thousand, as the soil, the cli
matic conditions and the labor are adapted
to the successful production of peaches,
pears, plums, cantaloupes and other fruits
and vegetables, ail of which could be mar
keted without trouble In the Fast. Both
Mr. Morel and Prof. Johnson informed
me that Ihe facilities afforded the peach
growers for handling their crops are per
fect. An idea ran be formed as to what
Is being done In that section of the coun
try when it is stated that in addition to
the regular trains we have three locomo
tives. thoroughly equipped and manned. In
doing the extra switching service at Fort
'’■Hey and Marshnllvllle, and ihey will
continue work until all that is required of
them Is performed.
"The orchards require the best of care
ond attention, and unless the producers
give It to them they will not obtain good
results. The watermelon crop in that sec
tion of the country has nearly all been
shipped ouf. and I was informed that the
Result* obtained by parties who raise mel
ons have been more satisfactory this year
than last. ,
"The corn crop along the line is in ex
cellent condition, and the cotton cVop looks
well, and while it is true there are some
patches in low lands that have a sickly
appearance, the percentage is very email
when compared with the whole.”
It was generally feared here that the
peach crop was badly damaged by the
excessive rains, and Mr. Egan’s report will
give general satisfaction. It has also been
generally reported that the corn and cot
ton crops were in very poor condition, due
to excessive rains and other causes, but
Mr. Kgan reports the contrary in the sec
tions which he visited.
NO SAVAXXAHIANS XAMED.
Gov. Candler Overlooked Anti-Im
Gov. Candler's recent appointment of
forty-two delegates from this state to at
tend the Liberty Congress at Indianapolis
next month without naming a single Sa
vannahian on the list is regarded here as
simply giving confirmation to the charge
made by a prominent Georgian at the re
cent state convention that South Georgia
was hardly recognized by the politicians
in making up their slates for national con
ventions or anything else carrying either
honor or emolument.
"It is a very small matter," said a Sa
vannahian, in discussing the Governor s
action. "While there are plenty of anti
imperialists in Savannah the probability is
that none of them would have taken *iie
trouble to attend the congress had he been
appointed. It is equally true that proba
bly not half a dozen of the forty-two
named by the Governor will take the
trouble to attend. At the same lime it is
matters like this show the trend of
things. The naming of these gentlemen
as delegates was merely a matter of com
pliment, but we are not in It. even when
the compliments are being passed around.
We were not in it when the delegates and
alternates from the state at large were
being selected, we in it when the
state ticket is being made up and the prob
ability is that we wouldn't even be allow
ed a congressman if the state were not
cut up fnto districts. .
"Savannahians have got accustomed
to this sort of thing, it seems,” he con
tinued. Nobody in Savannah thought of
offering as a candidate for the railroad
commissionership, though there is not a
community in the state which has a
greater interest in the regulation of rail
road rates Capt. Purse wasn’t even sug
gested, though it is safe to say that he
knows more about railroad rates and
combinations than all three of the present
members of the commission put together.
U e haven't furnished a senator or a jus
tice of the Supreme Court since the
Civil War. In a business way we may be
nil right, but politically we are not in it.”
Other comments of a similar tenor were
made by those who took the trouble to
read the list of the Governor’s appoint
ments and the fact was recalled that
when the appointments to the volunteer
service under the last call for troops by
ihe government were being handed out
not a single Savannah man was recom
mended for a commission by the Gover
nor, although there were several here
who were very anxious for commissions
and Savannah's right to consideration
was based upon the fact that she had
furnished more officers and more men to
the volunteer service during the war with
Spain than any other two cities of the
state, to say nothing of being the recog
nized military headquarters of the state.
As Savannahians have always stood loy
ally by Governor Candler they are at a
loss to understand wily they should be
slighted in such matters.
FANS GOING IN THE MARKET.
The l.nrsp Number in I'ne There
Keep ihe Sn rronml I tiu * Cool.
At the market yesterday was to be
found the usual supplies for this season
of the year. One great advantage of vis
iting the market is that while there the
buyer Is in about the coolest place in
town. This is due to the fact that the
building is full of electric fans, spinning
at a miraculous rate of speed, and which
keep the air thoroughly stirred. Fans
were going at Logan’s, and he was at
tending to the wants of the people who
flocked there. He is not making any spe
cial announcement this week, hut has
atKWJt everything the market affords. Call
and have your meats kept by him until
Sunday morning, when they will be de
livered at your door.—ad.
Sunday Trips to Brunswick Via
Plant System 91.00/
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets 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
Fever Tonic for Grip, and all forms of
fever. I 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 quinine cannot do in tea
days. It acts gently upon the liver and
sharpens the appetite. L’se nothing else
For Over Fifty Years.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and is the best remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-live cents a bottle
We have a nice line of cider In bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and ihe Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Llppman Bros,, cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets. Sa
vannah, Ga.— ad.
To the Mountains.
In the nick of time.
Just when you are yawning and feelirjj
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybearr] is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Oraybeard
pills. Little treasures—26c >be box. Reg
pess Drug Cos., Proprietors.— *d.
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.
See that the name of Herbert Spencer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which tione are genuine.
The Iferbert Spencer cigars ere only sold
by the box of 60, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos, $4.60 at Llppman Bros., whole
sale druggists, Barnard and Congress
streets, of this city.—ad.
Abbott’s East India Corn Paint cures
every lime; it takes off the corn; no pain,
cures warts and bunions and is conceded
to be a wonderful corn cure. Sold by ail
Llppman Brothers carry In stock the
most noted brands.
Antediluvian Is a celebrated whiskey,
bottled by Osborne of New York ana are
sale in eaying it U one of the best
whiskies In the city.
The Peoria Rye Whiskey, bottle In bond
by Clark Bros, of Peoria, ill,, la ulo a
The Peerless whiskey, bottled In bond at
Hendersonville. Ky . being under the
pervasion of the United States government
Insuring purhy and strength.
Llppman kroa. are wholesale druggists,
but they intend to retail these fine whig
West Congress Street.
It doesn't matter wliat you
purchase may be you can
save money by getting j,
around on Congress street.
Everything lu our stare
carries a price to sieken
our competitors. It you
onr summer estimate* irfll
please you. Plenty of time
to tlo the work properly.
Aon find indneinjgly low
prices here, and in bicycle*
none compare* with the
Our terms ore ridiculosly
COME SEE IS.
It's Right Here
That the low summer prices meet you.
And it’s here, too, (hat the nicest goods
in town show themselves.
In preparing to go away it will save
you time and money to come straight
here. Our sunyner goods have always
been regarded as the MOST EXCLUSIVE
AND ATTRACTIVE. This year they are
more than ever the proper thing, and be
sides we have no old stock to work off.
Fresh, new goods and cost ffrices are not
often found together, but they are here
for a fact, and we invite you to come and
profit by their association. We ask atten
tion to these items of universal need:
FOR A COOL. ATTRACTIVE DRESS.
10c Colored Dimities 7Y 2 c.
15c Colored Lawns and Dimities 10c.
Imported Madras Cloth and Gingham
25c and 30c grades, at 19c.
65c Grey Homespuns at 45c.
65c Black Chinn Silks 49c.
25c Black Serges nt 50c.
White Striped Madras, suitable for
waists, 20c, instead of 30c.
LACES AND EM BROIDERIES
AT \ GREAT REDUCTION.
Machine-made Torchon Laces and Inser
Fine Valenciennes and Point de Paris
Laces and lnsertings; large variety of
Cambric, Swiss and Nainsook Edging
and Inserting; neat and open work pat
terns; choice collection.
A DECIDED DROP IN HOSE.
Special bargains in Misses’ Black Riche
lieu Ribbed Hose 15c; worth 30c.
Bargain Ladles’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
25c; worth 35c. /\
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
69c; worth $!.00.
Bargain Ladies’ Fdack Lisle Hose, si k
polka dot, 47c; worth 75c.
Bargain Ladies’ Polka Dot and Fancy
Striped Hose 19c and 25c.
SOME WONDEHFI L t NDERWE 111
FOR SO LITTLE MONEY.
Ladies’ Silk Vests in white, pink and
Blue, 75c quality for 50c.
Ladies’ Lisle Vests, 40c quality for 25c.
Ladies’ Usle Vests. 25c quality -for-lee?
Indies’ Out Size. 25c quality for 19c.
Ladies* Ribbed Knee Fants 25c.
SHIRTING CHEAP NOW.
36-inch Wamsutta Bleached Shirting
Splendid 36-inch White Shirting 6\c.
BCD SPREADS FOR LESS.
White Summer Bed Spread 63c.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for SI.OO.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for $1.25.
THE RIG TOWEL VALUE.
Fine Largo White and Colored Borders
Damask Towels for 25c.
MEN’S SHIRTS VERY CHEAP.
Special line Men’s Madras Shirts 89c;
50 dozen Colored Shirts, regular 69c, 50c.
MEN’S l NDERWE AH,
MI; N*S \ECKWE AR.
MEN’S HALF HOSE,
AT ABOUT ONE-HALF ITS VALIF,
Gents’ Half Hose, regular 50c, this week
Gents’ Half Hose, regular 35c, this week
Gents’ Fancy Half Hose, regular 30c,
this week 13c.
The corner Broughton and Barnard SH.
WOOD AND STEEL
Hooks of All Kinds.
iohi Mi as.
113 BROUGHTON STREET, WEST.
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