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IT COST HALF A MILLION.
THE GOVERNMENT Bl ILDIJG STOOD
VXCLE SAJI A PRETTY PEJJY.
Aftfiit M. J. Solomons
Turned Over the Ileniti&nt of Hi*
Heceliit* From the Government
Yesterday Morning—He Has Paid
Out Since July, ISB4.
His Dishursemeut* Do Jot Include
the Jloney Paid for the Ground
>ur for Parniture Neither Do
They Include Cost of Lot and
Foundation* on York and Aber
In accordance with an order of the
treasury department. Mr. M. J- Solomons
deposited In the Merchants’ National Banit
yesterday morning, sl, Sol. 04 being
the amount remaining on hand with
him. as disbursing agent of the govern
ment. after the c of payments
for the construction of the I nited States
Postoffice and Court House.
The total amount of remittances receiv
ed by Mr. Solomons during his tenure of
office as disbursing agent was $365,300
Less the amount deposited by him yes
terday to the credit of the treasury de
partment. he has actually expended for
the building the sum of There
remains still an account of sl%, which
has been passed for payment by the de
partment, but which for some reason has
never been paid. This debt will be paid,
probably, by the custodian of the build
ing. as Mr. Solomons has completed his
labors and been discharged from future
The lot u|>on which the building was
erected cost the government $70,000. For
the lot at the corner of York and Aber
corn streets, upon, which it was originally
Intended to build, the government paid
$30,000. Before work at this point was
plopped the government had expend
ed about $15,000 in placing the foundations
of the building in position and these still
With the expenditures on account of the
original site and the cost of the magnifi
cent marble structure that now adorns
Bull street t'ne government has been put
to an expense of nearly half a million of
dollars to provide the city of Savannah
with a postoffice end Federal Court House.
That the money has been well expended
nobody, who views the result of the ex
penditure. can for a moment doubt. The
contract for furniture did not come within
Mr. Solomons’ duty nor did he pay the
money for placing it in position. This
will add something to the cost of the
ground, foundation and superstructure,
with the interior furnishings of the build
ing. • The furniture the building now con
tains cost about $5,000.
The first disbursement made by Mr.
Solomons for the construction of the
building, was in July, 1894. so that from
first to last, six years have elapsed from
the time payments on account of the
building were begun until the disbursing
agt-nt closed up his accounts, and turned
over the money remaining in his hands
to the department of the treasury.
Three principal contracts were let for
the construction of the building. The
foundations were placed in position by
Clark & Sons, of Chicago, the super
structure was erected by Miles & Bradt,
of Atlanta, and the interior furnishings
and decorations were placed in the build
ing by the Anderson Construction Com
pany. The plumbing was done by Mc-
Kenna & Welch of Savannah.
Mr. 9olomons ha 6 discharged the im
portant 'duties* resting upon him with en
tire satisfaction to the government, and
to the various contractors and employe*
of the government with whom he had
•deal. The actual work of disbursing has
been concluded now for some time, and
it is a matter of relief to Mr. Solomons
that he can close up his books, and by
turning over to the government, the bal
ance remaining on hand, wind up his
The building es it stands is a monument
to the artistic taste and skill of its archi
tect and the excellence of its construction.
ConsideVing its size there is no hand*
somer government building in the coun
try, and both interior and exterior finish
are of the best of their kind. The money
the building has cost, and it has been
not a little, has been well and wisely ex
LOOKING FOR A NEW SITE.
Monament Committee Think of For
syth Park or Park Extension.
Since the refusal by Mayor Myers to ap
prove the application of the McLaws and
Bartow Monument Committee for permis
sion to erect the busts and pedestals near
the intersection of Bull street and Ogle
thorpe avenue, there has been no meet
ing of the committee for the purpose of
giving the matter further consideration
and suggesting anew site.
Capt. D. G. Purse, the chairman of the
committee, has suggested that the busts
Ke increased In number to four, so as to
Include busts of Commodore Tattnall and
Capt. Wheaton, and that they be placed
around the Confederate monument In the
Park Extension. This suggestion was
made by him at the last meeting of the
committee, bud the other members then
thought it unwise to undertake to raise
the additional sum of money that would
bo necessary, and stuck to the plan of
erecting two monuments and placing them
on the green on Oglethorpe avenue, near
the intersection of the avenue, with Bull
It has also been suggested that the mon
uments to McLaws and Bartow be placed
at the Bull street entrance to Forsyth
Park, and that the sphinxes that now
ornament either side of the walk be re
moved to some ether of Ihe park en
trances. One of these plans will probably
The plan to place the busts around the
Confederate monument contemplates eith
er the erection of pedestals near the four
corners or else the installation of the
bronze busts, without the pedesials, upon
the comers of the monument, where the
granite cannon balls now rest The plan,
with either variation, has met with con
FUNERAL OF CAPT. JOHN GREEN.
Jasper Green’s nnd Police AVIII Aol
as Escort to Church nnd Cemetery.
The funeral of ex-Chlef of Police Capt.
3ohn Green will take place this afternoon
at 4:30 o'cleck from his late residence. No.
417 Pres dent street, east. Mr. John H.
Green, of Bridgeport, Conn., Capt. Green’s
ref hew, arrived last night and probably
•will be the only relative in attendance.
While the funeral arrangements have not
yet been completed, it ha3 been decided
ghat the body, escorted by the Irish Gas.
per Greens and a squad of police, will b.-
taktn from the house to the Cathedral of
f?t. John the Baptist, and at the conclu
sion of the services, to the Cathedral Cem
etery where the interment wll take place.
Asa mark of respect for its former chief
the flag at the bartacks was at half mast
yesterday, and will continue so until after
Saratoga Springs in the center of this
city. At Solomons’ drug store, Bull and
Charlton streets, the celebated Saratoga
Arondaek Water Is sold on the Saratoga
plan of all you can drink for five cents.—
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ENDED HIS LIFE WITH A BILLET.
Suicide of ( harln Y. Rloliardwon In
First Regiment Armory.
Mr Charles Y. Richardson committed
> --ulcide yesterday morning in the First
! Regiment Armory by shooting himself
with a Springfield rifle. He placed the
muzzle of the rifle against his stomach
end the ball passed entirely through his
body, coming out near the neck and lodg
ing in the wall.
The deed was done at 10:30 o'clock in
the company room of the Oglethorpe Light
Infantry, of which the dead man was an
honorary member. The surroundings
showed that the act had been carefully
planned and the preparations cautiously
made. Mr. Richardson had gathered a
number of rubber ponchos and some blank
ets, and making a pile of them, had sat
down, and placing the muzzle of the rifle
to his stomach, fired. As he was unable
to roach the trigger of the gun with his
hand from the position in which he held
it, he secured a ramrod and with the aid
of that fired the shot that ended his life.
When found he was lying on the bed of
ponchos and bankets quite dead, with the
gun lying between his legs where it had
fallen, and the ramrod at his side.
Mr. Richardson went to the armory
about 10 o’clock with a number of empty
shells, which he said, to Sergt. Fahey,
the janitor, that his son had asked him
to place in the company room cf the Ogle
thorpes. After chatting awhile with the
sergeant he went up stairs to the room
and that was the last seen of him alive.
When the report of the rifle was heard
Sergt. Fahey thought it came from the
room of the Greens, where two negroes
were at work, and he asked what they
were about. They said they had not fired
the gun, and the sergeant went up to the
Oglethorpes' room, his steps being hasten
ed by the groans that were quite audible
even on the stairs. When he entered the
room he found Mr. Richardson lying In
the position described and dead. His rela
tives were notified and the body was re
moved in a short time to his home, No.
225 Bolton street, east.
Mr. Richardson had been in ill health
for some time and it probably unbal
anced his mind. It was not the first time
that he had attempted suicide. Onca be
fore he took poison while In the Odd Fel
low’s building audit was with difficulty then
that he was saved. Quite recently he had
another spell of illness and was at one
time thought to be too ill to recover and
his family was notified to that effect by
the attending physician, but despite this
prediction he so far recovered as to be able
to go out, and his spirits seemed, if any
thing, to be even better than before he
was taken sick. Yesterday morning be
fore he left the house he was unusually
bright and cheerful and the shock of his
death is all the more severe in conse
Mr. Richardson was 52 years old and a
native of Charleston. He came to this city
in 1882 and was for a number of years
bookkeeper for the late S. P. Hamilton.
Hater he occupied the same position with
Mr. J. F. LaFar. Subsequently he went
into business for himself as collector and
real estate agent and was quite prosper
ous until his failing health prevented his
giving close attention to his business with
the result that he met with a number cf
reverses. These so preyed on his mind
that they resulted in a mental trouble
from which he suffered for some time and
which finally ended in yesterday’s act.
Mr. Richardson leaves a wife, one son,
Mr. C. 11. Richardson, and two daughters,
Mrs. J. T. Clark and Miss Bessie Richard
son. He was a im-mber of the Royal Ar
canum. the Oglethorpe Light Infantry,
and Golden Rule Lodge of Odd Fellows
No. 12. It is probable, that both the Ogle
thorpes and Golden Rule Lodge will at
tend the funeral. He was also a devoted
and energetic member of St. Paul’s Luth
eran Church, and it was largely through
his efforts that the present church building
The funeral will take place this after
noon t 7 o’clock. The burial will be
made in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Rev. M.
J. Epting, pastor of the St. Paula Luth
eran Church, will conduct the services.
DEATH OF MRS. MARY J. MONGIN.
Her Fnneral AVIII Take Place at C
O'clock This Afternoon.
Mrs. Mary J. Mongin, widow of the late
w. E. Mongin, died yesterday morning at
S:lb o'clock at her residence. No. 520 Hen
ry street, west, after a painful illness of
nearly four months' duration.
Mrs. Mongin was the possessor of a no
ble Christian character, and it may well
be said of her that she “knew the right,
and, knowing, dared maintain." Her last
illness was endured with Christian forti
tude and resignation, and never, even for
a moment, did she cease to be more solici
tous concerning the comfort of the loved
ones who surrounded her, than of her own
The deceased lady was a daughter of
Capt. W. W. Austin, well known In years
gone by as a pilot on the Savannah river,
and was born at Williamsburg, N. Y.,
where her parents were temporarily resid
ing nearly forty-eight years ago. Her sur
viving relatives are her mother, Mrs. Jane
Austin; a sister, Mrs. John O'Keefe; two
sons, Wlllia A. and Harry J. F. Sturte
vant, end a young daughter, Ruby Austin
Mongin. She leaves, besides, a large cir
cle of friends who sincerely mourn Ihe
loss of an exemplary woman.
The funeral will take place at 6 o’clock
this afternoon from her late residence.
Rev. J. Y r . Fair, pastor of the Independent
Presbyterian Church, of which the de
ceased lady had been a devoted member
since her girlhood, assisted by Rev. W. A.
Nisbet of the Second Presbyterian Church,
will conduct the services. The interment
will be in the family lot at Laurel Grove
BOTH WANT PRIVILEGES.
Connell Committee Heard Applicants
for Railroad Franchises.
The Street and Lane Committee
of Council, of which Alderman
James M. Dixon is chairman,
gave the rival claimants for street rail
way franchises a hearing at the City Ex
change day before yesterday afternoon.
Mr. J. S. Collins and Mr. D. B. Lester
were both present, and offered rea
sons to 4he committee to show why the
franchise should be granted them. Mr.
Frank Oliver was also in attendance, be
ing associated with Mr. Lester In the ef
fort to secure the franchise for the Ver
Both Mr. Collins and Mr. Lester desire
privileges on Bay, Price and Montgomery
streets. About other streets there seems
to be no difficulty, as their plans do not
contemplate both building on any other
The committee was called upon to give
ear to quite an array of argument and
counter argument, while objections from
various property ow ners to franchises be
ing Issued were also recorded. No con
clusion was reached, but It Is probable that
another meeting will he held at an early
date. One more hearing may enable the
cV>mmlUee to obtain all the data it re
quires. after which a report to the Coun
cil will follow.
Cook's Imperial Champagne—Extra Dry
and extra quality. Dry pungent, emits de
ilclous aroma and has lovely bouquet.—ad.
Look for Levy's ad on page 6. It will
.interest you.—ad. —-
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1900.
MAY HAVE ANOTHER TROPHY.
THREE M \Y HE SHOT FOR IN STATE
Capt. Hope of the Governor’* Hor*e
Guard Will Try to Have the Fifth
Regiment Tropliy Added to the
Deßenne and the De Soto Tro
phies—The \ and ditlon Would Mftn
Another Attraction for the fon
tcstß—Col. Woodward W’ti Spoken
to About the Matter— \tlanta Will
Enter Team*—Preparation* for the
Contest* Are Heine Poshed.
Another trophy may be added to the De-
Renne and the De Soio to be contested for
in the state rifle matches for military that
are to be held et Avondale range on Sept.
3 and 4. Both the Deßenne and the De
Soto trophies are very handsome, and
either a regimental or company team
might well feel proud of the honor of win
ning one. Yet, handsome os are the two
Savannah trophies, they will by no means
discredit the third.
Capt. Hope of the Governor’s Horse
Guard has written Capt. J. C. Posted,
inspector of rifle practice for the First
Cavalry, saying that he approved of the
idea of a state shoot end that Atlanta
commands would probably have entries.
It was in this letter that mention of the
third trophy was made, a cup for which
the Fifth Regiment has been accustomed
to shoot for three or four years. The
piece is valued at s4oft.
Col. Park Woodward was spoken to by
Capt. Hope in reference to turning the
Fifth Regiment cup over to the Savan
nah Military Rifle Association to be con
tested for by the state troops annually.
Just what Col. Woodward thought about the
matter Capt. Hope did not say, but it was
Inferred from the tone of his letter that
there is considerable chance of the trophy
being added to the two that are offered
by the association.
The Deßenne trophy is to be contested
for by the regimental, and the De Soto
by the company teams. Some other match
would have to be arranged for the Fifth
Regiment cup. but that is a matter that
would not be of moment. Either a team
or individual match might easily be made
up for the contest.
Such a tender of the Fifth Reniment
cup would be greatly appreciated by the
military men in Savannah. As this city
offers two handsome trophies, it is taken
as a matter of course that Atlanta, or
any other city in which the military spirit
runs high, would willingly enough of
fer any trophy it might possess as a
prize in state contests.
It is not yet known whether transpor
tation and p?r dbm will he furnished the
t-ams that come from a distance to par
ticipate in ihe contests. Application will
be made to the state, and it is believed
the concessions will be made, as rifle prac
tice is a practical and essential feature of
efficient military. The state, it is thought,
will recognize the opportunity the con
tests will offer for the building up of in
terest in rifle shooring and increasing the
value of the troops.
As yet the arrangements for the accom
modation of the visiting teams have not
been made, but attention will be given
this feature very soon. It is suggested
that it would be well to secure tentage
from the 6tate, pitching it at the rifle
range. By the time for the contest the
waterworks system will have been com
pleted, and the difficulty of obtaining pure
water at the range will have been remov
ed. Capt. Posted has had the artesian
well completed, and a windmill and shower
baths will be added.
Col. George T. Cann. inspector general
of rifle practice, was expecting a telegram
from headquarters at Atlanta yesterday,
authorizing him to go to Cumberland Isl
and this morning to give the Fourth Reg
iment, now’ in camp there, instructions in
rifle practice. It was* Col. Cann’s purpose
to talk to both officers and men on the
subject, and he thought it likely that he
would thus be able to add to the interest
in rifle shooting among the companies of
the regiment and induce the attendance
of more teams at the contests than
would otherwise tome.
NO SERVICES TENDERED.
Savannah Companion Have Not A'et
Considered the War Question.
No Savannah military comand has yet
made a tender of its services tor the war
in China. The probabilities are that no
such tender will be made from this city
until a call for volunteers is made, if such
is to be the outcome of the troublous
No city in the state sent as many sol
diers to the army as did Savannah during
the War with Spain, yet there was not a
single command that tendered services
before the call for volunteers. Indeed,
there was not a city in the Unitd States,
in proportion to the size of Savannah, that
sent as many soldiers.
Military men are confident that the his
tory of the Spanish War would be repeat
ed were a call for volunteers to be made.
Savannah has always responded in a man
ner that indicated the martial spirit was
deeply imbued, and should it come, the
city would doubtless sustain its reputa
tion, even though the foe to be fought is
the heathen Chinee.
Savannah officers are wondering if Cos!.
Usher Thomason of the Third Georgia
Regiment made his tender of the services
of his command direct to the Secretary of
War, as he should not have done, or
through the Governor. The dispatch an
nouncing the tender of the services of the
regiment said nothing about the Gov
ernor, so it is presumed that the tender
was made direct to the government. It
would also be interesting to know whether
a careful poll of Ihe companies compris
ing Col. Thomson's- command was 4nade
before he announced that it was ready to
fight the Chinese.
Among military men the troubles In the
Orient have been widely discussed. Some
believe there may yet he a call for vol
unteers, but the majority entertain a
different view. The idea seems to pre
vail that the concert of the Powers will
furnish enough men for the chastisement
of the Chinese, the quota for each being
from 10.000 to 20,000 men, but there are
dissenting voices, for many millions of
fanatics dwell in the two provinces from
which the great uprisings have been re
ported, and It is believed the campaign
against Pekin, even with the fall of the
Celestial City, will be no more than the
beginning of mighty operations. There
will be posts to establish and hold, com
munications to sustain, various armies to
meet and defeat, an apparently inex
haustible population to suppress ’and a
wide territory to keep in subjection. To
some it seems that the preparations the
Powers are called upon to make depend
altogether upon the determination and
staying power of the rebels.
RIG DAY ON AUG. 13.
Colored People From For and Near
NAill Hi* in Savannah.
Leading colored citizens are arranging
for a big military display on Aug. 13, The
plans contemplate the participation of ail
the local colored commands, as well as
the companies from Macon. The railroads
are offering cheap rates for the occasion,
and It Is probable that colored people from
all over the state will put In an appear
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The two Roos boys are simply Immense
In the Tybee cakewalk, Thursday evening;
toothing like It ever seen here.—ad.
WORSHIPFUL MASTERS TO MEET.
District Masonic Convention in Sa
vannah Next Week.
A district convention of the Worshipful
Masters of the Masonic lodges of the First
Masonic District will be held here at the
call of District Deputy Grand Master
Charles F. Fulton July 25-26.
The First Masonic District embmcei the
same territory Included In the First Con
gressional District and contains thirty
live lodges, and consequently thirty-five
masters, ail of whom, together with a
number of the fraternity, are expected to
at ,nd the convention. It is expected that
about sixty visitors will be present. Mr.
William Keener of Augusta, chairman of
the District Deputies Rill be here, and
Grand Master W. A. Davis has also been
invited. All of the Worshipful Masters will
be entertained in the homes of the mem
bers of the fraternity In this city.
The duties of the district deputy are to
exemplify all the degrees, to pass upon all
questions of Masonic law that may be re
ferred to him, and when called on, to act
instead of the Grand Master in the laying
of cornerstones, and the Institution of new
lodges. The present meeting is called for
Site purpose of exemplifying the three de
grees of the Blue Lodge and will be the first
meeting of its kind ever held in Savannah.
All of the local members of the order will
take part in the meetings and it is expect
ed that the attendance at the convention
despite the hot weather will be the larg
est ever seen at a Masonic meeting in thl3
Wednesday night the district deputy, as
sisted by the officers of all of the five lo
cal lodges will exemplify the work of the
E. A. and the F. C. degrees, and on the
fololwing night the M. M. degree. The
convention will conclude with a grand
banquet which will be given Thursday
night niter the meeting has been adjourn
ed. There will be no meeting of Solo
mon's Lodge to-night.
MAY CAUSE AN ORDINANCE.
Slot Weight Machines May He For
The seizure of the slot weight machines
hy the city marshal day before yesterday
may result in some kind of an ordinance
being presented to Council in order
that the status of this peculiar form
of business may be understood. At pres
ent, weight machines are not recognized
at all in the system of imposing taxes
and licenses, and the authorities think
this is not well.
An alderman said yesterday that he
would not be surprised if some ordinance
were introduced to prohibit the machines.
It Is his opinion that they are in the way,
and serve only to add to the posts, bicy
cle racks, display stands and whatnot
that blockade sidewalks. In this view,
others of the board may not acquiesce,
and it is possible that a license may oe
fixed for each machine.
In the meantime, the two that were
seized- by the city marshal remain in the
city vault, awaiting an order from the
Mayor. When the owner, Mr. T. C. Par
ker, or his representative appears with
that, the machines will be turned over
to him. It is said that several other ma
chines were gathered in from the streets
by their owner, as soon as it was learned
that the city was ready to recognize the
fact that a pervny-in-the-slot business was
being carried on on the streets without
W. E. MORRISON DEAD.
The Yonng Lawyer Passed Away
From Heart Failure.
Mr. W. E. Morrison died night before
last of heart failure at the home of his
mother, Mrs. Mary E. Morrison, No. 12
Liberty street, west. The illneas that
terminated in death came very suddenly,
Mr. Morrison having been at his office
on Monday, only complaining the follow
ing day. At no time, though, up to an
hour before his death, was his condition
regarded as at all serious, his chief trou
ble till then having, apparently, been be
cause of the heat. A physician was call
ed as soon as the seizure came, but his
efforts were unavailing.
Mr. Morrison was born in Savannah on
Sept. 23, 1867. He was a son of Dr. D. H.
Morrison who died when the child was but
eighteen months old. His preparatory ed
ucation was received at the Citadel in
Charleston, whence he went to Hobart
College, New York. From that institu
tion he was graduated when only 19 years
old, and be was one of the youngest men
to be admitted to the Savannah bar in
years. The Savannah Bar Association, of
which he was a member, has been called
out for the funeral, which will take place
this afternoon at 5 o'clock from Christ
NEILL ON COTTON CROP.
Report to English Trade Indirectly
Caused Jump in Futures.
It was a happy day for the bulls in the
cotton market yesterday. New York fu
tures advanced from 16 to 36 points, the
greatest gains being in ihe July and Au
gust options, each of which went up 36.
October and November advanced 18, Sep
tember 17, and ail others 16 points. The
advance in Liverpool was the primary
cause of the jumn on this side.
The advance across the water is a re
sponse to the first hand shown by Nell]
of New Orleans this season. In a report
to the English trade he says the fields in
many sections of the cotton belt have
been abandoned, and that the outlook for
a big crop Is anything but promising
The fact that he has taken this stand at
this time tends to confirm many pre
vious reports from the belt of damage to
the plant The effect of a report of this
sort in Liverpool was to create much un
easiness among the bearish element.
From the general run of opinions ex
pressed In Savannah and elsewhere as to
th s year's cotton yield It •seems that
Neill will be In accord with the majority
of the Southern trade in the stand he has
taken. His next promulgation will, of
ccurse, be looked for with' Interest.
CHOSE MARRIAGE TO JAIL.
Giant nnd Midget Comparatively
Wedded by a Magistrate.
Charles Robinson and Annie Garden, col
ored, comparatively a giant and a midget,
were married by Magistrate Nathalie yes
terday. The man is about six feet two
inches high, and the woman about two feet
shortej- and they presented an extremely
odd sight, as they stood up for the cere
mony. Marriage In this case was not
because opposites attracted, however, but
was owing to the usual story of man's
perfidy and the too fond trustfulness of
the woman. When the bride-10-be found
that Robinson was not Inclined to fill his
promise of marriage she had him arrested.
When he found it was marriage or Jail he
chose the former os the lesser evil.
Tlie Health Problem
Is much simpler than Is sometimes *up
posed. Health depends chiefly upon per
fect digestion and pure blood, and th®
problem is solved very readily by Hood's
Sarsaparilla. You may keep well by tak
ing It promptly for any siomach or blood
disorder. Us cures of scrofula, salt rheum
catarrh. dyspepsia, rheumatic and
other diseases are numbered by the thou*,
The favorite family cathartic Is Hood’s
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WAS TEN ROUNDS TO A DRAW.
FIGHT AT THE THEATER DREW A
Mnnzle and Mnck Didn't Want to
Ftglit nt First but They Finally
Decided They Wonld Go on for Ten
Rounds—This Whs Suttsfaetory to
the Audience—The Men Mixed It
Up Well and Some Pretty Clever
Fighting Was Seen—The Decision
of the Referee Was Just What Was
Expected—A Slow Preliiniunry Be
tween Local Aspirants for Fistic
Savannah’s Interest In prize fights is
scarcely commensurate with the few spec
tators who witnessed the bout between
Fete Manzle and Eddie Mack of Newark,
N. J., at the Theater last night. The
caloric seemed to be accountable, and the
judgment of those who remained away on
that account, was good, for it was certain
ly hot. No rapidly-whirling electric fans
sent iced air streaming through the house,
as when the midsummer opera company
was here a year ago, but the absence of
femininity made up to a very small de
gree, an<F the men were able to divest
themselves of coats and the most irksome
For a time it looked as though the fight
wouldn't be pulled off. The fighters saw
they were up against Jt, and the few white
chips left after the house's takeout, made
the gate receipts for which they were
supposed to be fighting, look like a deuce.
It cost $75 to get the house, end, if ever
there were a pair of disconsolate-looking
ringers, those two were Manzie and Mack,
as they took peeps at the slowly-accumu
lating handful that finally formed a rath
er enthusiastic audience.
At about 9:45, which was the fraction
after the dodgers had announced, the
preliminary was started going, and that
was the queerest thing in the fighting
line that even Savannah has ever handed
out. There was a chap seconding Flan
nigan, who seemed to think he should
have been in the ring himself, for hia.
belligerent remarks narrowly escaped pre
cipitating a slight passage at arms be
tween himself and the referee, who also
appeared to have his scrapping clothes on.
Flannlgan went up against Kelly for six
rounds as a preliminary, but neither of
the boys was in shape to stand the pace
they cut out at the jump, and, before the
second round was done, both were tired.
The remaining four dragged, and it was
rather a relief when the prelim, was over.
After a wait that was punctuated pret
ty freely with the kicks of the audience.
Manzie appeared end took his corner. A
little later Mack loomed in view, and it
was seen that both looked rather fit.
Mack had already announced to the au
dience, in a speech that would have made
Chauncey Depew turn an emerald hue
from envy, that he did not propose to go
on for any twenty rounds', that he had
contracted to do it, but that there was
nothing in the fight for him. He promised
to givb thetn the best he had in the shop
for ten rounds, and the crowd seemed
to take to the idea pretty readily. Manzie,
it was noted, seconding the motion with
some rather lusty applause himself. To
tell the truth, it was awfully hot for the
fighters to stand for a twenty-round go
with nothing coming to them at the en-i
of it but the honors, and the crowd was
on to this, and no kicking about Mack'3
little spiel was heard.
When the nigger with the hatchet bang
ed out “time” on the iron bar that was
rigged up as a bell, when it was discovered
that this very important adjunct of the
game had been forgotten, the men came
to the front In good style, and the fighting
was clever, well mixed-up and a pretty
even thing. Manzie’s tactics were famil
iar to the lovers of the fistic art who had
seen him before, but Eddie was anew
one. and they were interested in getting on
to his methods. He showed up pretty foxy,
and had a clever dodge in his in-fighting
that was seen often, because the referee
was kept busy ealilng for break-aways,
which, by the way. the fighters gave him
only when he pushed them apart.
No blood was floating about, and stiff
punches were rather seldom. Mack did
a little more of the rushing than Manzie.
but there wasn’t a hair’s breadth of ad
vantage throughout that could have induc
ed the referee to hand a decision to either
men. His final announcement of a draw
was what had been expected.
The fiasco in the audience line that the
fight proved will probably put a quietus
on similar efforts until the cool weather
comes. Nobody wants to engineer a bou-t
that would produce no more than last
night's and any fighters thirsting for gore
and money will have to curb the desire un
til it gets cool enough to exist in such a
hotbox as the Theater in midsummer.
FUNERAL OF YATES THOMPSON.
Many People Paid the Last Tribute
The funeral of the late Yates Thompson,
whose death was announced in the Morn
ing News yesterday, took place at 5
o’clock in the afternoon from the family
residence, No. 101 Henry street, east.
A large number of friends paid the last
tribute of respect. The funeral services at
the house were conducted by Rev. W. A.
Nisbot of the Second Presbyterian Church
The coffin rested in the parlor and was
covered with flowers. The services were
deeply affecting. After the prayer by the
pastor, the hymns “Nearer My God,” and
"Just as I Am." were sung by a duet.
At the conclusion of the services the
coffin was borne to the hearse by the pail
bearers, most of whom were associated in
business with Mr. Thompson, the others
be'ng his personal friends. The interment
was in Bonaventure Cemetery, where the
last rites were said.
HACK OWNERS IN A SET-TO.
Aired Their Troubles In Jnstlee
Willie Blunt, colored, was arrested hy
an bfficer of Magistrate Jones' court yes
terday, on a charge of assault and bat
tery, preferred by a man named Luke,
who says that Sunday night, while en
gaged with the prisoner regarding the
positions of their respective hacks. Blunt
attacked him wl:h a knife, and gave hint
a slash in the shoulder.
Blunt, on the other hand, claims that
he was attacked by Luke, who. he says,
knocked him down with some blunt weap
on. and then kicked him while he was on
the ground. He admits the cutting but
claims self-defense in extenuation of the
act. He preferred counter charges against
Luke, who was arrested by an officer of
Magistrate Kline’s court. Both men gave
bond for their appearance and were re
AT THE CAMERA CLUR.
Interesting Lecture by Mr. William
Mr. William T. Lewis gave on Interest
ing lecture before the Camera Club last
night on Intensification and reduction as
applied to photographic negatives. Mr.
Lewis had prepared his lecture with much
core and thought and Illustrated It by a
practical demonstration of the methods
employed. The attendance at the club was
s not large on account of the hot weather,
but those who did attend listened to a
thoroughly practical talk and were bene
fited by the suggestions offered by Mr.
Lewis and by his demonstrations, the re
suits of which will be submitted to the
at its next meeting.
* package or ten cents, according to
the size. Put up in air tight boxes
which keep this good salt good.
Is the salt that never stick*.
DIAMOND CRYSTAL SALT CO.
St. Clair, Mich.
HENRY SOLOMON & SON,
Sole Distributing Agents.
ALL ARTICLES OF RUBBER.
Will Re Manufactured by Company
Chartered by Judge FnlHgant.
The Southern Rubber Manufacturer As
sociation was incorporated for a period of
twenty years by an order passed by Judge
Faliigant yesterday, in the Superior Court.
The Incorporators named in the order are
John G. Carter. George W. Beckett, J. G.
Van Marter, George N. Spring and
Charles D. Kline.
The company has a capital stock
of SIOO,OOO, 10 per cent, of which
has already been paid in. It is
authorized by the terms of the
order of incorporation to increase this to
any amount not exceeding $500,000 and sim
ilarly to decrease it to Ihe amount of the
orignal capital stock in the discretion,of
the board of directors.
The principal office and place of busi
ness ofihecompanyistobewithin Chatham
county, though authority to establish
branch cilices or factories in othec parts
of the state or the United States is grant
ed in the order of incorporation.
Tics princ pal business to be engaged is
tlie manufacture of goods of all kinds
made from rubber or a substitute for rub
ber. Besides the power to hold land and
borrow money, the company is vested with
the incidental rights and privileges grant
ed to ail coiporations under the laws of
Look for Levy's ad on page 5. It will
Tybee cakewalk, Tybee Island, Tybee
evening, will be the best
you ever savr: for the benefit of the fresh
air fund. Admission 10c.—ad.
Look for Levy’s ad on page 5. It will
interest you —ad.
Pineapple, Ala., May 10. 1900.—1 do not
hesitate to recommend Johnson’s Chill and
Fever Tonic for Grip, and ail forms of
fever. I give it the highest possible in
dorsement by using it in ray own family.
William H. Lloyd.
Johnson's Tonic does in a day what slow
and uncertain quinine cannot do in ten
days. It acts gently upon the liver and
sharpens the appetite. Use nothing else
/- t .
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To the Mountains.
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—2sc >be box. Res
pess Drug Cos., Proprietors.—vd.
Look for Levy’s ad on page 5. It w’ill
A Dellclons 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 none are genuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars are only sold
by Ihe box of 50, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos, $4.50 at Lippman Bros., whole
sale druggists. Barnard and Congress
streets, of this city.—ad.
A Keeelring Teller.
A receiving teller at a good bank said
that he was about to get sick. He felt
tired all time; sleep did not refresh
him; felt as if he ought to take vacation.
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about as good as new.
Get Graybeard at all drug stores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—2oc the box
Respess Drug Cos., Proprietors—ad.
Look for Levy’s ad on page 5, It will
interest you —ad.
Sunday Trips m Brunswick Via
Plant System SI.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trtp
tickets to Brunswick cn Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m.—ad.
If in market for Mason’s Porcelain
lined top fruit jars, inquire of us for
prices before placing order. A. B. Hull &
Look for Levy’s ad on page 5. It will
Rhine and Moselle Wines.
The fine French-wines in bottles are Im
ported direct from the well known house
of Everest, Dupont & Cos.. Bordeaux,
France, by Lippman Bibs, of this city.'
Lippman Bros, desire to call attention to
the St. Julien brand of claret wine, which
Is very fine, but quite low-priced.
Their Chauteau Leovllle is known as on®
of the finest claret wines Imported to the
Lippman Bros.' importations of Rhine
wines are certainly worth the attention
of connoisseurs. They are from the cele
brated wine grower Martin Deutz of
His Bodenheim Rhine wine is very nice
and delicious, but low price.
His Marcobrunner Cabinet, from select
ed grapes, is well worth the attention of
the finest judges of Rhine wine in the city.
His Yohannlsburger Cabinet Is very deli
cate and rare, and is perfection of wine
and the finest of all.—ad.
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Many professions and grandest ama
teurs that ever appeared, will all number
in the cakewalk Thursday evening, for
the benefit of the fresh air fund, at Ty
To Brunswick ami 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 SIOO tor the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. m. and
6:20 a. m —ad.
It Is worth a trip to Tybee Hotel. Thurs
day evening, to see the Tybee cakewalk.
Take a delightful surf bath, and swell
the proceeds of the Fresh Air Fund; ad
mlesion 10c. It will be the best thing of
the season —ad
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NEW LINE OF
1 Congress ana WbiUker Sts.
8.. 1.51. Of HOPE RY AND C, SS. ST
For Isle of Hope. Montgomery, Thunder
bolt. Cattle Park and West End
Daily except Sundays. Subject to chaag.
without notice. „
ISLE OF HOPE: ~
Lv. City for L of H.| Lv. Isle of Hope.
630 am from Tenth | e'oo'am for BoftoTT
7 30 am from Tenth | 600 am for Tenth
8 30 am from Tenth j 7 00 am for Tenth
9 15 am from Bolton i 8 00 am for Tenth
10 30 am from Tenth |lO 00 am for Tenth
12 00 n’n from Tenth |ll Ou am for Bolton
1 15 pm from Bolton jll 30 am for Tenth
230 pm from Tenth | 2 00 pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth | 2 40 pm for Bolton
430 pm from Tenth | 300 pm for Tenth
530 pm from Tenth I 4 00 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth | 6CO pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth | 700 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth | 8 00 pm for Tenth
930 pm from Tenth | 900 pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth |lO 00 pm for Tenth
|H 00 Pm for Tenth
Lv city for Mong’ry. | Lv. Montgomery
830 am from Tenth 715 am for TenttT
230 pm from Tenth 115 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth 600 pm for tentii
CATTLE PARK. ’
Lv city for Cat.Park| Lv. Castle Park.'
6 30 am from Bolton j 7 00 am for - Bolton
7 30 am from Bolton j 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton j 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton j 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton j 7 30 pm for Bolton
8 00 pm from Eolton | 8 30 pm for Bolton
Car leaves Bolson street Junction 535
a. m. and every thirty minutes thereafter
until 11:30 p. m.
Car leaves Thunderbolt at 6:00 a. m. and
every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street junc
FREIGHT AND PARCEL~CAR
This car carries trailer for passengers
on all trips and leaves west side of city
market for Isle of Hope, Thunderbolt
and all intermediate points at 9:00 a. m.,
1:00 p. m., 5:00 p. m.
Deaves Isle of Hope for Thunderbolt.
City Market and all Intermediate points
at 6:00 a. m., 11:00 a. m., 2:40 p. m.
WEST END CAR? ‘
Car leaves west side of city market for
West End 6:00 a. m. and every 40 minutes
thereafter during the day until 11:30 p. m.
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m. and ev
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the day
until 12:00 o’clock midnight.
IF M. LOFTON, Gen. Mgr.
125 Congress St, West.
We handle the Yale
& Towne Manufactur
ing Company’s line of
See these goods and
get prices before plac
ing your order else
WOOD AND STEEL
JOINTED RODS, ,
Hooks of All Kinds.
EDM M’S SONS.
113 BROUGHTON STREET, WEST.
Black Eye, Pigeon and Cow Peas
Potatoes, Onions. Peanuts, and all frulti
and vegetables In season.
Hay, Grain, Flour. Feed.
Rice Straw. Maglo Poultry and BtocK
Our Own Caw Feed. efe.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
213 and 216 BAT. WEST.
SCHOOLS 1 \I) COLLEGES.
BETHEL ACADEMY, VIRGINIA.
In historic Northern Virginia. Best ref
erences almost anywhere In the Union.
Thirty-third session begins September 21st.
Col. R. A. McINTYRE, Supl.
1342 Vermont ave. and lowa Circle.
Washington, D. C.
Boarding School for young ladles. Send
for catalogue. . Miss Mary Davenport
Chenoweth, Mrs. Elisabeth C. Sloan.
Soda Water, Ice Cream and Sherbet#
made of the beat fruit and cream by •
professional dispenser. Sent to any pari
of the city. Sunday orders solicited.
Cream and sherbets 6 cents.
J’hoiis No, *76. No. *2l Liberty at, out.