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AGREED ON A FLOOR PLAN.
ACADEMY JOINT COMMITTEE MI ST
NOW AGREE ON ELEVATION.
Firit tutlafirtor)' Iloftlmi YVn* Held
Vritrrilar Afternoon Trn>tfP’
Committee Presented a Floor Finn
Drawn hj Mr. Henry Urban—Tlii*
Met the I niloraeineu t of the llonrrl
of Edncattnn Committee-men anil
. YVo* Adopted—Mr. I rbnn la Now to
Design the Elevation, or Exterior,
of the Bnllillnif-lf Tht* Prove*
Satisfactory. All NVIII Be Smooth
Sailing: and the Work Will Soon
The meeting of the Joint Committee from
♦he Boa rJ of Education and Board of Trus
tees of Chatham Academy, held yesterday
afternoon at the High School building,
was the most satisfactory the members
have yet attended, and for the first time
since the discussion of anew structure
♦o replace the burned academy commenced
an agreement was reached. The two com
mittees agreed upon a floor pen for the
building, and it now remains for Mr. Hen
ry Urban to provide the elevation.
At the meeting were ('!. George A.
Mercer, Mr. Lee Roy Myers, Mr. M. A.
O’Byrne. Dr. T. J. Charlton and Supt.
Ashmore for the Board of Education, and
Capt. H. C. Cunningham and Mr. George
C. Freeman for the Board of Trustees.
Capt. Cunningham lirst showed the new'
floor plan, one that had been drawn by
Mr. Urban to Mr. Lee Roy Myers, who
expressed his complete satisfaction, and
then looked up Col. Mercer.
“I think we have a solutio* of the prob
lem here. Colonel.” said Mr. Myers, show
ing the plan. He directed attention to its
advantages, which were clear enough to
Col. Mercer, who agreed with him that
there could be no objection. Mr. Myers,
as chairman of the Building Committee
of the Board of Education, has had con
siderable experience in erecting school
bouses and is familiar with the require
The floor plan was submitted o the in
spection of the several members of the
joint committee, all of whom, with the
possible exception of one, were pleased
•wi ll it. The plan contemplates twen y
foitr school rooms, twelve each f >r the two
grammar schools. Chatham No. 1 and
Chatham No. 2, while there will also be
two principal's rooms, one or two for jan
i ois. and several smaller rooms or clos
The custom of having twelve rooms In
•w 11-appolnted grammar schools for the
class l s Is now established. It is recognized
as the best, so that, in this respect, the
building will not be at fault. It is said,
too. that the arrangement of the rooms
affords an abundance of 1 ght and air.
Two of the class rooms will extend almost
to Drayton stre-t, and doubtless cons:d
rable disnirbanee will be created by the
heavy traffic slorg that th trough fa re, an
obsiacle, however, that could not be over
After - considerable discussion of the
plan. It was adopted. It was understood
by the committee that Mr. Urban would
at once design the elevation, or the ex
terior of the building, which, when com
pleted, will be submitted to the Joint
Committee for ratification. If no further
disagreement comes to light with the
presentation of the elevation. the acade
my question may be regarded as settled,
and as soon as the time necessary tor
the advertisement for and consideration
ol bids has passed, there will be o con
tract awarded and work will commence.
The floor plan submitted by the Trus
tees’ Committee differed but little from
that drawn by Superintendent Ashmore
and considered by the Joint Committee
at the preceding meeting. At thnt time
the objection was offered that Mr. Asn
more’s plan called for 2,000 square feet
of floor space more than were essential,
■which would mean an additional cost of
SB,OOO. This the Trustees did not care
to expend. It was suggested, however,
thnt Mr. Urban and Mr. Ashmore go over
the measurements together, which they
did, finding that there was no such ex
cess of floor space. The Board of Edu
cation's members of the committee, how
ever. did not try to force the acceptance
of Mr. Ashmore's plan, desiring in the in
terest of harmony to agree to that of
Air. I roen. to which no objection could
be pointed out.
It is figured that the Board of Trustees
■will have to expend JJO.mti for the resto
ration of the Academy. They have $13,001
of insurance that was collected after the
destruction of the building, leaving $37,-
fIOO that will have to he paid by the coun
ty, through the Board of Education, in
a yearly rental of $3,000 for the Academy,
which will be for the two grammar
schools that, since the burning of the
Academy, have been conducted at other
school buildings during the afternoon. A
little more than twelve years, therefore
will be required for the re-payment of
Chl dren who have been forced to attend
afternoon sessions on a count cf the lcs<
of the Academy, and their parents as well,
will welcome the prospect that now - ex sts
for the* resioration of the building. It Is
said, however, that the benefit of fore
noon sessions for all the school children
In the city may not he.experienced until
the term of 19jl-lflo2. Mr. Urban says a
year will he required f r the completion
of the building, as time will be needed for
the work to settle, and, as it will scarcely
be started before fall, it cannot be finish
ed in time tor any part of the term of
DIED IV THE PARK.
tittle One Strangled Upon the Rob
ber of Its Milk llottle.
The usual gayety and pleasure in For
syth Park on any pleasant afternoon was
marred yesterday by a sad occurrence.
Among the many nurses and tots gather
ed for the afternoon airing a heart-rend
ing death occurred, an infant, that but a
short moment before had been cooing and
gurgling in its healthful glee, passing
away before relief could be afforded.
The little one died from strangulation,
having dislodged the rubber of its milk
bottle and sucking lj Into its throat. Th
nurses were powerless to do anything for
the child, and. by the time Dr. C. ('.
Schley's office, whither its nurse hurried
with it, was reached, the little one was
The child was Henrietta Cecile, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Flynn, of
IN<o. 220 Charlton street, west, who have
the sympathy of their friends in their
loss. The funeral will take place this af
ternoon at :30 o'clock.
WHY THEV CAME TO SAVAMAH.
Knoop, Frertcha A Cos. Wanted Bet
ter Shipping Facilities.
Knoop, Frerlohs & Cos., cotton exporters,
whose headquarters have been in Charles-
I ton, have transferred their entire force
to Savannah and hereafter will conduct
all business from this port. Their offices
ore at Noe. 224 Bay street, east.
The Arm decided to come to this city
on account of Its being nearer to the cot
ton producing districts, but principally on
account of Savannah’s superior shipping
facilities. In Charleston, until within a
year or two ago. they handled as high
mu 100,000 bales during the season, and It
la their hope and expectation to do as
large, If not a larger, business here.
Gi BST OF MYRTLE LODGE.
Pythian Knights Grand Chancellor
Grand Chancellor Knights of Pythias
Milton E. Smith Past Grand Chancel
lor William Schatzman were again the
j guests of the local Knighta last night, be
ing entertained by Myrtle Lodge No. 6.
j The entertainment as was that of the
j night before by SavannaJi Lodge, consisted
of a supper and speeches. Chancellor
Commander E. S. Mason acted as toast
! master. He introduced Mr. Smith in a
j few r words expressing the pleasure that it
gave both to him and to the lodge to be
able to have present so distinguished *nd
popular a guest.
The Grand Chancellor said it was a
great pleasure te be with so many loyal
Knights and brothers, and his only regret
was that he could stay only a short time,
as he was forced to leave at 10 o’clock
for honu. His trip, he said, had been of a
purely business character oa matters con
nected with the order, and he had no idea
of the preparations that had been made
for his entertainment, but wished all the
more -to thank the lodge for the honor
that had been conferred on him. "Savan
nah.” he said, "has a reputation of never
doing things by halves and certainly you
have ably assisted in keeping up this rep
utation for rather than doing things by
halves you have done them by doubles.”
Referring to the state of the order in
Georgia, he said that the increase in
membership in Savannah alone during the
past year was almost equal to the total
increase, in the remainder of the domain,
and that this excellent showing was In
the main he result of having good offi
cers, capable men, w*ho had the good of
the order at heart.
Mr. Schatzman who made the next ad
dress after a few' preliminary pleasantries,
briefly reviewed the order. No other or
der, he said, has distributed so much in
benefits during the same length of time
as has the Knights of Pythias. Since its
organization in round figures it has dis
tributed to widows and to orphans $13,-
000.000 and, he continued, if we had never
done anything else this alone Is a suf
ficient reason for our existence. Continu
ing. he said, that in no other order was
there to be found the same spirit of so
ciab.lty, kindly fe- ling and spirit of broth
eily love. "1 know." he said, "for I am a
member of thrm all, in fact J a’v/ays was
a "j iner." The Grand Chancellor, he said
further, should he p ond to be at the head
of such an organization containing, as it
docs the most representative men of the
Mr. Leopold, grand keeper of records
and seals, was called on for a response
but had to make his remarks brief as both
Messrs. Smith and Schatzman were <o
take the train for Macon.
"The Knights of Savannah,” he said,
"are glad to have with them the head of
the order and are glad that head is Mil
ton E. Smith of Macon, for if there is any
place in Georgia that stands near to the
Pythian heart it is Macon. So, he said,
we are glad that you are Smith and we
are glad that you are from Macbn, and
we are further glad that you brought with
you Billy Schatzman than whom there is
no man in Georgia with a bigger heart, a
greater appetite, or healthier drinkatite.”
Mr. Leopold then paid a charming tri
bute to Myrtle Lodge, its officers, mem
bers and history and closed by wishing
the grand officers God speed, a sentiment
in which the audience rose and joined.
The remainder of the evening was spent
in listening to other local speakers, among
whom were Messrs. Philip Russell, W. G.
Sutlive, Ben Ehrlich, A. S. Cohen and
William T. Leopold.
The supper was served by the Independ
dent Society of St. Paul’s Church.
MAY' HAVE A BALL TEAM.
Snvnniinli Fan* Figuring on a Finn
Though late In coming it is quite possi
ble that after all Savannah may have an
amateur baseball team during the remain
der of the present season.
A young man here who Is a recognized
fan and is also one of the best amateur
players in the city, received a few days
ago an offer from Manager Hirseh of the
Brunswick team to come to Savannah and
play r game with any team here, the only
proviso being that expenses should be
guaranteed. If was the desire of the
Brunswick team to play last Saturday,
but as it was quite impossible to get to
gether a team on so short a notice the of
fer could not be adeepted.
Since that time, however, a number of
well-known players have been asked about
forming a nine, and the sentiment was so
strongly in favor of it that a movement
is now on foot to have some milltaryy or
ganization take hold of the team and al
low it to play under its name with the
understanding that all money received
above ihe actual expenses of the team
shall go the company.
A prominent business man who is well
known as a base ball enthusiast and who
has acted in the capacity of manager be
fore, has consented to take charge of the
team. Some twenty or more p ayers have
agread to compete for places on the nine
and w ill, during next week, mret da ly at
the Bolton Street Park for the purpose of
getting into shape to meet the Brunswick
ors or such other team as may issue a
It is possible that a game with one of
the teams from Fort Screven may be ar
ranged for next Saturday. *
TO 111 ILD A STREET RAILWAY'.
Mr. YV. A. Hlahee nntl Associate* Af
ter Franehiaea in Jacksonville.
President Bisbee of the Georgia Tele
phone and Telegraph Company and his
associates have applied for a franchise
for a street railway in Jacksonville. The
line will be in competition with Ihe pres
ent system there, and consequently those
in ro-sesslon of the field opposing the
newcomers. Counter applications have
been tiled for privileges, and It is said de
lay may te caused the promoters of the
It will be remembered that President
Bisbee engineered the franchises through
the Savannah City Council for telephone
privileges for the Georgia Company. He
was met at the thrishold of the Council
chamber by a small army of other tele
phone men and their attorneys, but man
aged after a fight to get what he wanted.
Judging from his experiences in getting
franchises in Savannah the show of fight
in Jacksonville, either directly or indi
rect ly. may not be sufficient to get him
off the kopje.
WOUNDED BEFORE TIEN TSIN.
I’rtvnte Stoke* of Marine Corp* a
Private John A. Stokes of the Marine
Corp*. who, in Admiral Remey’s dispatch
of July 18, Is reported to have been se
riously wouuded during the attack of the
allied forces on Tien Tsin, Is a native of
this city, where his mother, Mrs. T. E.
He enlisted in (he Marine Corps at Port
Royal June a year ogo and In the follow
ing August was sent to San Francisco
and then to the Philippines, where he was
when last heard from in December. He
was 16 years old when he enlisted. His
mother has no means of communicating
with him and has to depend on the news
papers entirely for her information. In
fact it was through the report of the dis
patch to Washington, printed In yester
day’s Morning News, that she first heard
of the injury that her son had sustained.
For quality, purity, bouquet and health
fulness there is no wine as good as Cook's
Extra Dry champagne ad.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1900.
DID HONOR TO THE BRAVE.
OGLETHORPE!* OBSERVED THE AX
MVERSAHY OP MA\\SSAS.
The Company, Flfty-elgjit Strong:,
I ndrr Command of Lieut. D. C.
Harrow Paraded—The Parade Wan
Hronght to a ( lose in the Park Ex
tension, Where Three Volley*
Were Fired Before the Confederate
Monument and Tap* Was Blotvd.
Mi*. S. E. Tlieu* Prenented a Medal
to the Company In the Quarter*.
Tha Oglethorpe Light Infantry bhowtd
its reverence and respect for the Con
federate dead, the Confederaie living an i
the Lost Cause that both dead and living
represented so valiantly, by parading yes
terday afternoen, observing the thirty
ninth anr.iversaiy of the First Battle of
No day is dearer to the Oglethorpes
than the anniversary of the battle, the
first great and decisive one of the Civil
War, when, of all the numerous company
that went into the fight, but seven came
out unscathed, one of those seven being
a corporal, who led his men from the
field, all officers of higher rank having
been left upon it, eith r for the sad duty
of the burial detail or the grewsome one
of the surgeon.
No loyal Oglethorpe will miss the op
portunity to parade with the. command on
the anniversary of the battle. Did he do
so. he would he false to the great prin
ciple of respect and admiration that is
indulged by the company, and comrades
would resent a lack of feeling responsible
for the proper display cf veneration for
those heroes who fought so bravely, mak
ing famous the name of the Ogleihorpes,
for the great cause they esteemed the
First Lieutenant D. C. Barrow was in
command of the company, which, fifty
eight stiong, ass mbled at tlie Regiment
al armory, having there a* 6:3) for the
march on Bull street. Those who turned
out for the parade were, principa ly, ac
tive members of the company, nearly all
cf whom were repres?nted. There were
two or three vet rans, as well as pay and
honorary members, but the absence of me
war veterans, who are always welcome
up n such occasions, was noted with re
gret. As the years pass, f wer and fewer
of the gallant Confedera es appear in
ranks for the celebraten of the anniver
sary, and it is with sorrow that the thin
ning out of their lines is observed. Time
stepping in to compute the work that
Federal foe left unfinished..
But few' of the war members of the
Oglethorpes are left. Recently there have
been deaths among them, the company
turning out to bear its part in displaying
th<* last testimonial of love and respect.
Some of those who remain have lose the
youthful hardihood that enabled them to
withstand the severity of arduous cam
paigns, the privations and of
which young soldiers of the present gen
eration know only through having listened
to the recitals of their fathers, and the
quick time of the street parades prove
too much for them. They elect, rather,
to observe those who have taken their
places in the company as they pass be
tween the lines of spectators, returning
then for the usual toasting and good fel
lowship that follow at the armory when
pieces have been returned to their racks
and accoutrements have been stowed away
in the lockers.
The march of the Oglethorpes was to
Bull street from the armory and north to
Johnson Square, rounding which, after a
short rest in front of the Screven House,
they returned to the Park Extension,
many har.d-clappings and shouts marking
their march and indicating the reverence
in which the event, celebrated by the com
pany, is held by Savannahians. The band,
on reaching the entrance on Drayton street
to the Park Extension, changed the quick
time to funeral, playing a dirge as the
command moved into the wide area.
An incident of the parade was marked
by many. Then Judge Robert Falligartt,
no more gailant a Confederate lives. He
served with distinction in Virginia, and
some years ago was elected captain of the
Oglethorpe**, a i>osition which he filled
with credit to himself and advantage to
the organization. The judge was out in
his buggy, the weight of years preventing
him from that indulgence in parades that
was formely his delight, and at various
points he viewed the pnrode. On Bryan
street, though, he drove up to the line
of march, bringing his horse to a stop.
There he. awaited the coming of the com
pany, raising Lis hat as it passed before
him. Lieut. Barrow noted the mark of
respect shown by the judge, and it was at.
‘port arms." the salute, that the com
Brought to a halt some distance from
the monument to the Confederate deni,
which they faced, the Oglethropes fired
three volleys in salute, the pieces being
discharged as that of one man. Follow
ing the volleys, taps was blown by a bug
ler from the band, closing this feature of
After a brief rest, the march to the ar
mory was taken up? Arrived there, the
company was brought to a halt in the
drillyard, w’here the men were dismissed
in squads to enable them to put up guns
and accoutrements and reform in the
quarters. There Mr. S. K. Thetis and a
number of the war veterans were await
ing Ihe company, and a very pleasing
Mr. Theus, a pay member of the com
pany, had with him a very handsome
medal of gold, which he presented to the
command in a neat speech, recalling with
touching words the good comradeship
that had existed between himself and the
other members of his war command, the
Macon Volunteers, and those of the Ogle
thorpe Light Infantry. On coming to Sa
vannah. with the memories of those year<
and hardships in Virginia fresh in his
mind. Mr. Theus at once affiliated with
his old friends in the Oglethorpes, and
became a member of the command. The
esteem and admiration for it implanted
In his heart by the service in the Army
of \ irglnia, having never decreased one
jot or tittle during the years, was dis
played in many ways, one of them, and
the latest, being the determination to
present the company with a medal to be
striven for annually by the members. For
the “best soldipr” the medal is intended,
Mini to 111 - be#t soldier, >- well as the
officers may be able to Judge, \4 will be
Mr. Theus was roundly applauded upon
his reference to the renown won by the
Oglethorpes In the Civil War, and upon
his conclusion Lieut. Barrow, on behalf
of the company, accepted the medal, say
ing that he desired to express, as well j
as one rnnn could express for sixty, the :
appreciation of the company of the hand
some incentive for the better performance
of soldierly duties. He assured Mr. Theus
of ihe place the memory of the Confeder
ate cause and those who represented it will
ever hold in the hearts of the members of
the Oglethorpes and thanked him for the
testimonials of his interest and concern In !
Following the medal presentation a mod- j
est collation was enjoyed by the company j
and the veteran guests present, all of
whom were made welcome and urged to j
attend all similar events.
Folding Fan* Free to All.
Just received, 1,000 Japanese folding j
fans, to be given away Friday and
Saturday of this week to all purchasers
of one pound of coffee or half a pound
of tea. The Great Atlantic and Pacific j
Tea Company, 106 Broughton atreet, I
wwest; telephone 616.—ad.
HOLDING IP PRIZE HONEY.
British Government Asked Leniency
for Adula** Owner*.
I The various parties at interest in the
long-drawn-out case of the steamship
Adula, condemned in the United States
District Court here as lawful prize of war
and forfeited to the government, may
have to wait longer for their money than
they have bren expec irg.
There is a rumor in Washington that
the distribution of the prize fund is held
up there because of an appeal made by
the British government, which is signed
by the officers of both houses of Parlia
ment and even, it is stated, by the Queen
herself. This appeal is for leniency for
the owners of the Adula, and asks that
the award be cut down to the fees of the
various officers cf court, and the actual
expenses of looking after the vessel while
she was held by ihis government.
The Adula is now at the bottom of the
s'a and the prize money is represented
by a bond, which is, of course perfectly
good. Afier bond for her eventual forth
c ming to answer the final decree in the
case had given, the Adula put to
sea, and within a few brief months there
after found a watery grave.
From what process or principle of mar
i ime law the appeal of the British gov
ernment is to derive its potency nobody
se ms to be in a position to explain, but
the fact remains that the prize fund has
r.ot been distributed, though seme months
have elapsed since the final affirmation of
Ju Ige decision by the Supreme
Court of the United Slates. There are a
cumber of pertsons in Savannah who have
an interest in the fund and who would
be glad to s(e the division made and the
distr bution effected.
When Assistant District Attorney W.
R. Leaker, was asked about the matter
he answe-ed that he had never been of
ficially advised of the intention of the
government, nor of the pendancy of any
appeal from or cn behalf of the owners
of the v. ssel. He cculd not say what the
final outcome of the matter would be.
FOR STREET CAR PATRONS.
General Mnnnger Lofton Get* Or i n
Folder Containing: Pointer*.
General Manager Ixifton of the Savan
nah, Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope Rail
way. is endeavoring to thoroughly ac
quaint the public with the rules of get
ting on and off the cars, end how to act
while on the cars in order to save time
for all concerned. In a circular he has
just issued in pamphlet form appears the
complete time table of all lines, and other
information very useful to patrons of the
Besides the schedules the route of the
various lines is given. The recent acquisi
tions for suburban entertainment are
named, with full explanation of the way
to reach each of them. The pamphlets are
being distributed generally. General Man
agt-r Lofton has found from his experl
in street railway management that
its an advantage to the public and the
street railway to observe these rules,
which appear on the folder:
Always wait until the car comes to a
full stop before endeavoring to get on or
Always get on and off on the right
hand side of car.
Cars stop only on the opposite side of
street from the direction in which they
are going; for instance, if a car Is going
south on Whitaker street crossing
Broughton street it would stop on the
south side of Broughton street; exceptions
will be made in the case of Liberty street
and Oglethorpe avenue.
Street car patrons will facilitate the
schedule and save themselves annoyance
by being at the right place when they de
sire to board the car.
When you desire a transfer,ask for same
when you pay your fare; also notify the
conductor where you wish to get off, and
if you desire to transfer to another car,
notify conductor what particular car you
Asa precautionary measure raise your
hand before reaching point at which you
wish to get off; the conductor having
many passengers may forget you.
Never expect a car to stop and wait for
you if you are a considerable distance from
the track, as they have a regular sched
ule to make, and besides passengers al
ready on the car are entitled to the most
Always have your fare ready when con
ductor calls for it—it will aid the conduc
tor and allow him to pay more attention
to his other duties.
Never talk to the motorman, and only to
the. conductor as much as may be neces
sary, as by so doing you will detract their
attention from their duties.
Another feature which Manager Lofton
has added to the East and West Broad
Street Belt will be appreciated, not only
by the patrons of that line, but by the
patrons of -all ears which run on the Bay,
the Battery Park car patrons on West
Broad street, and those of the
Liberty street cars on Randolph
and the east end of Liberty
streets. It is the placing of led
signal lights on the front and rear of all
East and West Broad belt cars to dis
tinguish them from cars on other lines.
On the Ray from Barnard to Abercorn
streets patrons of the Whitaker, Barnard
and Abercorn cars have heretofore had
difficulty in telling the East and West
Belt cars from those of the other lines at
night, and there has been the same diffi
culty on West Broad street and on Ran
dolph street to distinguish the belt from
other cars. There is no difficulty now with
the red signal lights on the front and
rear dash-boards in telling which are the
MERCURY TOOK A TIRX UP.
Went to Off Dpgrefn Bnt n Breere
Blew All Dny.
The temperature took a turn upwards
aagin yesterday. The top notch was
reached at 2:30 o’clock, when the weather
bureau thermometer registered 93 degrees.
The minimum for the day was 72 degrees.
From 2:30 in the afternoon until 8 o’clock
at night, there was a drop of 11 degrees.
While the temperature was high during
the day. there was a good breeze, and at
night people did not have to resort tn
fans to keep cool.
It was big day at the resorts, partic
ularly at Tybee and Isle of Hope, and
the street care were crowded with pleas
ure riders during the late afternoon and
up to 11 o’clock at night. At Tybee the
beach was lined with people, and the pa
vilions and hotel piazzas were crowded.
The up-trains from the island were
crowded so that passengers had to stand.
HELD IP FIVE YEARS AGO.
Joe T)rmp*ey Saw 111* 4**nllnnt Yes
terday mid Had Him Arre*ted.
John Williams, colored, was arrested yes
terday by Patrolman Connolly of the Cen
tral Road on a charge of assault with in
tent to murder and for highway robbery,
hoth charges being preferred by Joe
Dempsey, also colored.
Dempsey clalrtTed that about five years
ago the prisoner held him up in the neigh
borhood of Cherokee Hill, and after reliev
ing him of sl7, shot at him several times,
and that it was only through good luck
that he escaped being killed. He has nev
er seen Williams, he says, since that time
until yesterday, when he had him arrest
Pimple* and Freckles on Face.
Your druggist will refund your money If
Pazo Ointment fails to cute you. 50 eta,
LEAKEN NOT A CANDIDATE.
NOT LIKELY' TO HE IN RACE FOR
CONGRESS .AGAINST COL. LESTER.
He I. Not Sow in the Race anil Will
Not Enter l nlr There la n Ma
tertal Change in the Sitnatton.
Politic* Ha* Lnnt It* Charm for
Him and He Want* to Get Out of
It—lf Mr. Lea ken Stick* to Hi* De
termination. Air. T. F. Johnson
Will Hart n Clear Field for Re
publican Nomination Sinew* of
War the Question.
Mr. W. R. Leaken, who has been prom
inently mentioned as the eand date cf the
Republican part of this district for Con
gress and who. it has been announced,
would receive the support of cne wing of
the party for that office, gave a Morn ng
News reporter to understand yesterday
that he would not be in the race.
While Mr. Leaken would not pin him
self to a positive declaration, all that he
said left the impression that he was not
seek ng the nomination, and was not anx
ious to get it. "I am not now a candidate,
at any rate,” he said, “and shall not bp
un’ess there is a material change in the
situation. Politics has ceased to have any
fascination cr a>p action for me and I am
out of it. I hope and believe, for good
"I am still a R"publican,” said Mr.
Leaken, "but I am no longer a politician.
I am afraid 1 am not fitted to endure the
slings and arrows of the other crowd
with the perf ct serenity of spirit that all
good politicians ought to possess, and I
am anxious to be out of it.”
If Mr. Leaken adheres to his present de
termination r.Ol to make the race, this
will leave the Republican nomination open
to Mr. T. F. Johnson, who has already
been pledged the support of that wing of
the Republican party in the district that
opposes Mr. Leaken. This is headed by
t’apt. M. J. Doyle and Postmaster J. F.
Doyle. This faction w s refuted represen
ts! on at the Philadelphia convention,
where Mr. Leak n and Col. J. H. De
veaux, the opposition delegation ftom this
county, were given seats.
From the reports brought back from
Philade'phia the contest before the cre
dential commi'tee of the convention was
a hot one from start to finish, the contest
ants threshing over Republican straw
from 1894 to the present time. Mr. Lea
ken was charged, among other political
offenses, with having voted the Demo
cratic ticket at the primary held in Chat
ham county on May 15.
Mr. Leaken, while, as has been said, he
would not state positively he would not
he in. the race against Col. Lester, yet
showed that he was not at all anxious
far the somewhat empty honor of making
the contest, with certain defeat staring
him in the face. He manifested quite a
willingness to permit Mr. Johnson to make
the race and undergo the frigid discom
fort of being snowed under by the usual
Democratic majority in this district. “Un
less there is a majerial change in the sit
uation," he reiterated, “I shall not be a
candidate for Congress.”
It was evident from what Mr. le~akcn
said that he was more than a little an
noyed by some of the methods pursued
by the representatives of the rival Re
publican faction to prevent his being giv
en his seat at the convention as a dele
gate from this county. That he did not
feel very kindly towards the men who op
posed him there was quite plain. There
fore it is. probably, that he feels that if
the Republican nomination for Congress
is to be merely a selection of a lamb for
the sacrifices, the search will have to be
made in somebody else’s fold. “The ma
terial change in the situation” to which
he referred during his talk with the rep
resentative of the Morning News, doubt
less means such a change of local senti
ment and feeling throughout the district,
as will give the Republican nominee a
fighting chance of election. This change
is not likely to come, and, therefore, Mr.
Leaken, who thoroughly understands
what he Is about, is not likely to make
Whether or not there will be any Re
publican candidate for Congress depends,
in all probability, upon the amount of
the sinews of war the Republican Na
tional Comimttee is prepared and willing
to furnish, for the purpose of effecting the
defeat or reducing the majority of the
Democratic nominee in the district. As
a reduction in Col. Lester's majority is ail
the most sanguine could hope to gain, it
is not at all certain that the committee
will be willing to make a heavy expendi
ture for this purpose. The issue in Geor
gia is beyond ail and the
Republican committee is much more like
ly to unload- the sheckles in the states
where the choice of the people for Pres
ident and representatives in Congress is
a matter of some doubt. To fight the
Democratic nominees in this state is a
performance entirely quixotic, and Chair
man Hanna, who is nothing if not prac
tical. is not very apt to indulge in senti
PROSEC'I TION WAS DROPPED.
Charges Against R. Bnlcken Dis
missed nt Request of bodge.
The prosecution instituted by Concord
I.odge of Odd Fellows against John B.
Bulcken was quashed in the Superior
Court yesterday, the matter being dispos
ed of in open court and at the request of
the prosecution. The order signed by
Judge Falligant recites that this act on
was taken at the instance and insistence
of those who instituted the charge
It is understood that before this action
w as taken a p tbion was circulated
among those merchants and others along
the Bay. whom Bulck n had touched for
large or small amounts, in his own,
quaint, original way, and that they have
agreed not to prosecute him on these
The amount of Bulckem's defalcations
has been made good and the lodge is out
nothing The grhf that his conduct has
brought his mother and other members of
his family pleaded wi!h the prosecutors for
leniency and they determined not to push
the charges, but to give him another
chance to make a man of h mself. This
was done, and the others who have suf
fered have been not le.=s considerate.
Bulcken has been given his liberty.
"Opportunity la the Cream of Time."
Now is your opportunity. There is no
time when the system is so much in need
of a good medicine, like Hood’s Barsapa
rllla, and no time when it is so susceptible
to the benefits to be derived from such a
medicine. By purifying, enriching and
vitalizing the blood and toning up the
system Hood’s Sarsaparilla starts you
right for a whole year of health.
Constipation Is cured by Hood’s Pills
French clip Oil.
The best olive oil in the world Is made
by Marcus Alioth of Bordeaux, France,
wbo is known as making the only finest
grade of olive oil, pressed from selected
Llppman Brothers are agents for thla
house, and carry this olive oil in bottles
and cans —ad.
A Recelvxnir Teller,
A receiving teller at a goo! bank said
that he was about to get tick. 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— the box.
Jtespese Drug Cos., Prc*>rletor.-a<l
FILCHED THE COAIFANY FUND.
Michael R. Quirke, Treasurer of
Hepnhliran Hines Said to Bea De
The Republican Blues are mourning the
absence of their treasurer, Michael R.
Quirke, and about $250 of the company
fund. The treasurer is said to have left
the city recently, but it is said the amount
of his shortage left him a considerable
Quirke was treasurer of the company
when Capt. Wilson and the present board
of officers took charge. He was thought
to be entirely trustworthy and an ac
counting wilh him had not been had for
a year or more. A report was due from
him on July 1, when the quarterly meet
ing of the company was held, and the
Finance Commiitee determined that the
report should be fonheoming.
A number of conferences? were had
wilh Quirke on the subject, but they
were productive of nothing. After awhile
the committee managed to get hold of the
books, but they had been very badly
kept and from them it was virtually im
possible to tell just how the company
stood in its account with the treasurer.
Quirke was asked what amount of money
he had in bank, inquiries made at the
bank showed that his answer to this
question was untrue, and he was then
flatly charged with having appropriated
the money with which he had been en
At first Quirke denied he was guilty, but
after a time confessed he was a little
short. He stated, however, that the
shortage was small, and that he could and
would readily make it good. Two or
three of his friends called upon Lieut.
Dreyer, of the Blues, and told that officer
that they would assist Quirke in his diffi
culty, and 1 that the company would not
he permitted to lose anything.
Because of these assurances no warrant
was sworn out and no action looking to the
arrest of Quirke was taken. As it sub
sequently transpired this was a mistake.
Last week Quirke and his friends were to
meet Lieut. Drey-er in his office, but they
did not turn up. The officers inquired for
Quirke at his boarding place and were told
that he had left the city. It appeared,
however, that he had not left the city at
that time, for members of the company
have seen him since.
Whether he is now in the city or not,
nobody but Quirke and his friends seem
to know. The shortage of $230 is that re
vealed by an examination of the treasur
er's books, and as they were inaccurately
kept in many respects the real amount of
the shortage may be more. Superintendent
Screven is making efforts to effect the ar
rest of the defaulter and if he can be lo
cated he will be brought back to the ciiy
CAKE WALKERS HAD THE CALL.
Over COO People Took in Hnrbee A
Isle of Hope had the call last night on
the other resorts. Over 700 people went
out during the evening and over 600 took
in the cakewalk on Barbee & Bandy’s
The lady's prize of a dozen photographs
offered by J. H. Moore for the guess
closest to the number of people on the
pavilion was won by Mrs. Cecil Gabbett
on a guess of 623, the exact number of
The cakewalk was the star attraction.
There were four couples and the Judges
had no easy time awarding the prize. Two
couples, one of them Mr. Carl Lopez and
Miss Georgia Banks, and Ihe other, Mr.
Sam Smith and Miss Lela Fowler, danced
so cleverly that it was difficult to decide
between them. The prize was finally
awarded to Mr. Smith and Miss Fow-ler.
The judges were Mr. Ben. J. Apple, Mr.
Jack Murphy and Mr. Frank Palmer.
OLD WILL FOIND AND FILED.
That of Mr*. Ro*n Green Prohnted In
Coiyt of Ordinary,
Yesterday morning there was probated
in common form in the Court of Ordinary,
the last will and testament of Mm. Rosa
Green, the wife of former Chief of Po
lice John Green, who died a few days
ago. Mrs. Green preceded her husband to
the grave by over a year, dying in May,
The will was never produced until yes
terday. Mrs. Green left an estate of con
siderable value, which she disposes of in
her will. A number of bequests of SSOO
each are made to rethtlves and to chart
table and educational institutions of the
Catholic Church. The principal benefici
aries, no> that Mr. Green is dead, are the
children of his brother, Daniel Green, of
What Will Be Required of Yonr
Daughter in the Fntnre.
The world makes higher demands than
ever before upon culture, and your daugh
ter's education is of the greatest impor
tance to her. Brenau College, formerly
Georgia Female Seminary, at Gainesville,
Ga.. is one of the foremost schools of the
nation for properly educating young wo
men. Each department is thoroughly
equipped, and instructions are given by
experienced Christian teachers. Its cur
riculum Is thorough and practical. Brenau
aims at thoroughness. Gainesville is one
of the most healthful places in the coun
try. For handsome catalogue, address
Brenau, Gainesville, Ga.—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 ten
days. It acts gently upon the liver and
sharpens the appetite. Use nothing else
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—26c >he box. Rea
pess Drug Cos., Proprietor*.—*,j.
A Del I r loan Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer ts 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 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
Ferfectos, $4 50 at Llpptnan Bros., whole
sale druggists, Barnard and Congress
afreets, of this city.—ad.
To Brunswick and Return, f 1.00 Via
the I’lnnt System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are*selllng
round-trip tickets to Erunswlck, good on
Sundays only, at rate of SIOO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. to. and
5:20 a. m ad.
Sunday Trips go Brunswick Via
Plant System tI.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, llmltsd
to date of sals, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 6:20 a. m —ad.
Sold In air tight boxes by all groeei*.
Five and ten cent sizes
DIAMOND CRYSTAL SALT C 0„
St. Clair, Mich.
HENRY SOLOMON & SON.
Sole Distributing Agents.
Bar-Ben I* the j
nerve tonic and blood purifier It
creates solid fl-ah. rnuicle 'and
strength, clears the brala, maxes I
the blood pure and rich, and causes *
a general feeling of health, power l
and manly vigor. Within 3 dars i
after taking the lirst dOBe you ho- J
tlca the return of the old vim. snap j
and energy you have counted as 1
lost forever, while a continued, 9
Judicious use causes an lmprovo- H
meat both satisfactory and last- y
ring. One box will work wonders, §
5 six should perfect a cu-e; s') cents 8
2 a box. 6 boxes for life). For sals 1
| by all druggists everywhere or will 1
Ibe mailed sealed uuoa receipt of £
9 price. Address Drs. Barton ant ’
1 Benson, jof Bar-lien Block, Cleve It
I land. O.
GET !T TODAY!
1. 1 1. Of HOPE R 7 m(JB S. H 7.
Sl HEDt LK_
For Isle of Hope. Montgomery, Thunder,
bolt, Cattle Park and West End,
Dally except Sundays. Subject to change
ISLE OF HOPE.
Lv- City for I. of H.| Lv. Isle of Hope.
6 30 am from Tenth | 6 tAi,am for Bolton
730 am from Tenth j ti 00 am for Tenth
830 am from Tenth | 700 am for Tenth
9 15 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Tenth
10 30 am from Tenth 110 00 am for Tenth
12 00 n'n from Tenth |ll CO 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 j 300 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth j 4 00 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth | 6CO pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth j 700 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth | 800 pm for Tenth
930 pm from Tenth | 900 pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth |lO 00 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Mong'ry. | Lv. Montgomery.
8 30 am from Tenth | 715 am for Tenth"
2 *0 pm from Tenth | 115 pm for Tenth
6 30 pm from Tenth | 600 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Cat. I'ark"Lv.attfe’Park."
6 30 am from Bolton | 7 Oil am for Bolton
7 30 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton | 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton | 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton j 7 30 pm for Bolton
800 pm from Bolton j 8 30 pm for Bolton
Car leaves Bolon street junction 5:30
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.
Leaves 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 midnicht.
H. M. LOFTON, Gen. Mgr.
WOOD AND STEEL
Hooks of A!! Kinds.
Mill Mill's sens.
113 EROUGHTO.V STREET, WEST.
Black Eye, Pigeon and Cow Peas
Potatoes, Onions. Peanuts, and all fruNi
•nd vegetables in season
Hay. Grain. Flour, Feed.
Rice threw. Magic Poultry and Stock
fhir Otrr C-vr r
W. D. SIM KIN S & CO.
213 and 21S BAY, WEST.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
BFVTHBL ACADEMY, VIRGINIA.
In historic Northern Virginia. Bent ref
erences almost anywhere in the Union.
Thirty-third session begins September 2J>t.
Col. It. A. McINTYRE. Supt.^
1342 Vermont ave. and lowa Circle,
Washington, D. C.
Boarding School for young lathes. Send
for catalogue. Miss Mary Davenport
Chcnoweth. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Sloan.
panto psTaga and bmy
Nkak CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
For bovx, Fully equipped, Send for catalogue.
JOHN K. SAMPSON, A M.. Principal-
(!m C!g for unnaturtl
lie" barvjoa, inflammation*,
irritation* or ulceration*
>f njucou* niembr*ne*.
i’aiuh'fls, nod not Mtrio*
, gent or poironou*.
Sold by Urosrglito,
or *cnt in plain wrapper*
by ezpreee. prepaid, for
•1 .nn. or 3 bottle*, fi.75.
Circular oeut on refuel*