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LOST HIS LIFE IN THE SURF.
DON A GOO* VENTI RED TOO FAR
Ol'T AT TYBEB AM) DROWAKU.
He AVn Taken l nconaeiona From
tlie Water 1> A orpl. Starr of Fort
Screven nnl Hied on the lleaoti.
HuiMlrel of People Unfelted the
Drouninu Mon hnf Were Helplews
to Reicue Him—Hi* Two < hlldren
Snw Their Father Strnle for Hl*
Don Agoos was drowned In the surf at
•Tybee yesterday afternoon. The drown
ing occurred shortly after 6 o clock, In
front of Hotel Tybee. and was witnessed
by several hundred people on the beach,
svho were powerless <o render aid.
The man, with his two small children,
went in bat lung about an hour before the
accident. With him was a friend, and
leaving the -hildren in near the. shore,
the two struck out for deeper water. Af
ter enjoying the surf for awhile Agoos
told his friend to come along and started
Ftill further out. The friend refused to
go out any further, and so the doomed
tnan went alone, but had been out only a
short Time before he called for help, ask
ing the other man to come to him quick
ly. Whether he was seized with a cramp
or became exhausted battling with the
rollers and realized his inability to get
back will never be known. His friend
realizing the man's danger from the dis
tance at which he was from The beach
and mistrusting his own abilities as a
swimmer to render aid, came nearer the
other bathers, of whom there were about
pixty or seventy-live in the water at the
lime, and made known to Them Agoos*
There was a strong ebb tide and the
surf was running high, hut despite this a
number of bathers at once started in the
direction of the drowning man while oth
ers ran to the ropes used for bathers’
BUpports and, cutting them, carried them
out as far as they could stand in the wa
ter with the intention of assisting the
man ashore as soon as he could be brought
Corpl. Harry A. Starr of Battery C, who
was in the surf when the call for assist
ance was made, immediately struck out
for the man though he was then several
bundled feet from the nearest bathers,
and from the shore so great a distance
-that he could barely lie seen as his head
bobbed and sank with the tossing waves.
Corpl. Starr is an excellent ewimmer and
probably never made a greater effort than
jhe did then in his efforts to reach the
tnan and get him to the bathers waiting
with the ropes. This he finally did, but
not until the elapse of probably twelve or
fifteen minutes after Agoos had first
called for help). When Starr fin
ally came wl hin reach,with the aid of the
ropes both he and Agcos were drawn into
Bhoal water, ani then dozens of willing
hands took the limp and senseless man
lip cn the beach.
Drs. Crowiher, Martin and W. K. Nor
ton were found and under their direction
end with th~tr assistance every known
means of resuscitation tried for n-arly
two hours, but all remedies failed, and
about 8 o clo k the man was pronounced
dted. and a message was sent to the city
for Coroner Go tte.
During the efforts made to get the man
from the water, and later while he was
lying on the beach under the care of the
doctors and their assistants, the beach
was crowded with people, while all dis
tracted the dead man’s daughter, still In
her wet bathing suit, ran along crying to
every friendly face that she saw that it
was her father. Friends brought the two
children up on the 7:4u train. The body
was brought on the 10:10 train.
The drowned man had several friends
find acquaintances on the beach ot the
time of the accident. Several of these
came, to the city on the early train, and
after notifying Mrs. Agoos of her hus
band’s death, began making the prepara
tions for the funeial. The H. G. H. So
ciety, a Hebrew benevolent organization,
of which the deceased was a member,
tvas holding a meeting when the news of
the drowning reached them, and they im
mediately appointed a committee of three,
Messrs. George Dewin, J. Waiser and S.
"Wilenski. to meet the body at the depot
and to complete the arrangements foj the
funeral, at which the H. G. H. will attend
in a body.
The drowned man leaves a wife and
three children, the youngest a babe only
two weeks old. He has betn carrying on
a general dry goods business in the “Ad
miral" undtr the Union Hotel on West
Broad street. Had there been the usual
precautions observed at seaside resorts of
having life liney boats or rafts on the
beach, and in readiness in cas s of drown
ing. Agoos’ f;ierds believe that he could
have betn saved.
DEATH OF MADAME C.R ADOT,
Old Resident of Expired
nt Wadley, ou tlie 1 entral.
Madame Cecil Gradot. for more than
forty years a resident of Savannah, and
well known here, died at Wadley, on the
Central Railway, at 2:30 o’clock yesterday
afternoon. Madame Gradot has been ill
for two weeks or more, and her death was
She has been living in Wadley for about
fix months, having moved there from Sa
vannah. Her death resulted from en
largement of the liver, the disease attack
ing her at the advanced age of 70 years,
being regarded as necessarily fatal almost
from the first.
Madame Gradot’s son, Mr. Charles A.
Gradot. reached his mother’s bedside sev
eral days ago. and was with her ot the
time of her death. He is her only living
child, another son, Emile Gradot. dying
*e\eral years ago.
The body will reach the city by the Cen
tral train at 7 o’clock this morning, and j
will be conveyed to the residence of Mr.
Adolph Hernandez, at 307 York street, i
cast. P'rom the residence of Mr. Fer- j
nandez the funeral will take place, prob- i
ebly, this afternoon. The exact hour has j
not yet been decided.
MANY WENT TO RESORTS.
Blot Weather Sent Crowd! to Seek
Savannah bad another hot day yester
day, the mercury reaching 94 degrees at
2:15 o’clock. The minimum was 74 degrees
et 6 a. in.
Asa result of the heat the resorts were
well patronized, particularly Tybee and
Isle of Hope. The usual Sunday i* hedule
of trains was run on the Tybee road and
each ihat went down was filled. The
5:35 train carried the largest number, hav
ing fifteen coaches filled. Quite a num
ber of the passengers were excursionists
from the interior of the state and were
evidently .satisfied with a brief stay at
the island as both of the early trains
bark to the city were crowded. Proba
biy the necessity of catching trains for
home had much to do with the early ex
Isle of Hope proved popular, too, and
almost every car that made the trip by
either route was filled to overflowing.
Chemical Work* Burned.
The Pine Tar Chemical Company's
works four miles west of the city at the
Central and Charleston and Savannah
Railway crossing burned day before yes
A FE AST OF W ATER MELONS.
County Commissioner* Will Enter
tain Mh> or and Aldermen.
There’s going to be a watermelon feast.
with trimmins,’* out at the county farm
! this afternoon, at which the County Com
missioners will be hosts and the Mayor
and Aldermen of the city the principal
guess of honor. Other guests will include
Judge Kalligant of the Superior Court,
Judge Norwood of the City Court, and Re
corder Hartridge of the Police Court.
“When we stole E>till Park from the
city,’’ said Chairman Dale, a day or two
ago. “I promised the Mayor to show' him
how much better use we would put the
land to than had been made of it und- r
the administration of Council. I wanted
to convince him that something mere
than rattle makes, moccasins and weeds
could be raised on the place. When we
get him and the Aldermen out on the
farm, we intend to show him some of the
finest wat rmelons ever ra sed in this part
of the country, and we hope to convince
the city fathers that when we descended
upon Estill Park and appropriated it, it
was really for the best interests of all
The party will leave the Court House
in carriages shortly before 4 o'clock and
will drive out to the county farm. Rumor
has it that the completeness of Chairman
Dale’s promised demonstration has been
somewhat impaired, by reason, of the fact
ihat the weeds have overgrown the crop
of watermelons planted on what used to
l>e Estill Park and that some other sec
tion of the farm will have to furnish the.
piece de resistance of this afternoon's
However, the melons will be there, and
as few of the aldermen know just where
the lines of park begin, they will never be
able to know positively whether or <rot
they are eafing melons grown on that
property or some other. If the melons are
good enough and cold enough and
is something to clear the aldermanic
throat of the dust, of the roads, they wall
probably be content; if these conditions
are absent the commissioners will find
their guests hard to satisfy that the coun
ty's resumption of its claim to Estill Park
was entirely for the best.
IN HONOR OF VINCENT DE PAIL.
Feast Dny of l iiiisunl Interest to
The feast of St. Vincent de Paul %a
observed in most Roman Catholic
churches yesterday. East Thursday was
the regular feast day, but masses were
generally celebrated yesterday in honor
of the Saint.
The festival has a special interest to
Savannah Catholics on account of the fact
that the Sisters of Mercy Convent is nam
ed in honor of the Saint. There was no
observance at the convent, however.
Vincent de Paul is one of the eminent
saints of the Catholic Church. Born of
humble parentage at Pouy, in Gascony, in
April, 1570, he became a great factor in
France and throughout the world in mis
sionary enterprises and charitable works.
He was ordained priest in 1600. and on a
voyage which he was making soon after
ward between Marseilles and Norbonne he
was captured by the corsairs and sold into
slavery at Tunis. His master, a renegade
Savoyard, yielded to the exhortations of
Vincent, and resolved to return to the
Christian faith, so, escaping from Bar
bary, they landed in France in 1607. Soon
afterward he became the almoner of Mar
guerite of Valois, and in 1619 he was ap
pointed almoner geueral of thegalleys. The
tale is told that in 1622 he took the
place and wore the fetters of a galley
slave, whose heart he had failed to reach
otherwise. Meanwhile he laid the founda
tion of what has grown into the great and
influential congregation of Fathers of the
Mission, many of whom are now in China.
From* 1632 he was devoted to the w'ork of
charity and benevolence, and raised by his
own efforts several millions of francs.
To him Paris owes the establishment of
the Foundling Hospital. The noble order
of Sisters of Charity was also founded by
St. Vincent He died at the age of 85. at
S. Dazare. Paris. He was canonized by
Pope Clement XII., in 1737.
WON’T SEND A TEAM.
II I* Sold Atlanta Will Not Be Rep
resented at Sea Girt.
Atlanta will not send a team to Sea
Girt to compete in the rifle matches. That
is an announcement made in a letter to
Mr. C. S. Richmond from an Atlanta gen
tleman who takes a keen interest in mat
ters pertaining to rifle shooting. He as
sures Mr. Richmond that none of the com
mands there has any intention of sending
riflemen to the New Jersey contests, say
ing that the majority of Atlanta marks
men entertain the same view of the mat
ter as the Savannahians.
The state shoot, to be held here Sept. 3
and 4. however, will be backed by the
Atlanta enthusiasts, and it Is probable
there will be three or four teams from
that city. The cup that has been contest
ed for by the Fifth Regiment, will, it is
further understood, be turned over to the
Savannah Military Rifle Association to be
competed for in the contests.
DU. HOIIDY ITV charge;.
\ev Marine Ho.pitnl Service Snr
itenn in Savannah.
Dr. William C. llobdy is now in charge
of the United States Marine Hospital Ser
vice office in Savannah. The post has
been turned over to him by Dr. Elton S.
Osborne, who was fiilins it temporarily.
Dr. Ralston Lat'timore was left in charge
when Dr. R. H. von Ezdorf. the last Ma
rine Hospital surgeon, who fillet! the place
for but a few weeks, was ordered to San
tiago. Dr. von Ezdorf succeeded the late
Dr. S. B. Tubb, who committed suicide.
Dr. Lunsford D. Fricks, who was in the
position before Dr, Tabb, is now stationed
Dr. Hobdy has been in the service for
three or four years. Ills last station was
at Southampton. He has already made
a number of friends in the city, who trust
that his tenure of the office here may be
REV. H. . CAWTHOHW
Will Supply llev. Dr. Jordan’! Pulpit
While He Is Away.
Rev. Dr. John D. Jordan, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, will leave next
Monday for Franklin, Pa., where he goes
to supply the pulpit of the First Baptist
Church for four Sundays. Ills departure
will be two weeks earlier than usual, but
j he will be back to fill his pulpit the last
two Sundays 111 September.
During the pastor's absence, the pulpit
; of the First Baptist will be supplied by
Rev. R. W. Caw thorn of Quitman, where
he has been in charge of the Baptist
j Church for u year. Mr. Cawthorn is u
graduate of Mercer University with the
class of 1899. He is a bright young man
and will come to the First Baptist highly
recommended by the foremost Baptists
of Georgia and Virginia. After his sup
ply here he will enter the seminary for
his theological course.
TRIED TO SHOOT BACOS.
It. Young Arrested on a Serious
R Young, colored, was arrested early
yesterday morning by Patrolman T. J.
Farrell, on a charge of shooting at Wilde
Bacon, with Intent to kill him. The case
will be heard this morning before the Re
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 23, 1900.
THEY APPROVE THE PLAN.
RESIDENTS ON WHITAKER STREET
WANT NR SYSTEM CHANGED.
They Think the Operation of the
Hiirniml mid Abereorn I-ine* * h
Double Flelt Would Re of Advant
age to the People of the C ity Pro
poned Shuttle Line on Whitaker
Street, Giving Service North and
South, Would Be an Improvement
on Present Service—Col. George \.
Mercer'* and Mr. Oti* Ashmore's
Idea* for the laiproi enient of
The plan of the Savannah, Thunderbolt
and Isle of Hope Railway to double-track
Barnard sfreet and then to operate its
lines on that street and Abereorn as a
belt, with a shuttle line on Whitaker
street, seems to meet with considerable
Those residents along Whitaker and
Barnard streets, which are affected by
the proposed change, who were spoken to
on the subject yesterday, had no criti
cism to offer, but, on the contrary,
commended it. They could not
see that the change would entail any in
come nienoe or annoyance no* present un
der the system now in use, and they
could see that it would obviate a num
ber of inconveniences and annoyances
that the public has now to suffer.
Col. George A. Mercer, whose long resi
dence on Whitaker street and love for
the section of the city in which he live?,
render him quick to take exception to any
plan of action that would detract from
the beauty of the thoroughfare or make
it less pleasant and attractive as a place
of residence, said 10 a Morning News re
porter yesterday tha* he heartily approved
the change that would transform the Bar
nard and Abereorn street lines into a
belt unto themselves.
Col. Mercer said he thought the oper
ation of the lines on Barnard and Aber
corn streets as a belt would l>e a good
thing for the city, and that, with the shut
tle line on Whitaker street, the plan would
he approved by the very great majority
of persons living on the streets affected
by the change. The plan of running cars
only south on Whitaker street and only
north on Barnard street had never, to Col.
Mercer’s mind, been entirely satisfactory.
Sitting on the bench in front of his res
idence, as is his custom, he had fre
quently seen persons, evidently strangers
in the city, waiting on the corner. Seeing
the track and being unfamiliar with the
pecularitics of street railway operation in
Savannah, they would gaze wistfully up
the street for a half hour at a time, in
the effort to see a car that was going
north. Of course the car never came and
the waiter would appeal to some passing
citizen for an explanation of the phenom
enon. The explanation furnished, he
would plod over to Barnard stret, having
lost a half hour or more because of the
way in which the cars are operated.
Neither tvas the plan satisfactory to
residents along the two streets. In wet
weather, when the rain was pouring
down in sheets, a man did not care to
run dowp to the next corner and stand
in the rain, waiting fdr a car. Because
of the rain the cars might be greatly off
their schedule and it would be impossible
for the prospective passenger to estimate
just how long he would have to wait,
and, in consequence, just how wet he was
likely to become.
“There is a suggestion I would like
to moke to the railway cpmpany, in case
it decides finally upon making the sug
gested change and the franchise from the
city is given it. This is to run its tracK
on Whitaker street, between Gaston
street and Bark avenue, close to lhe side
of the park. This would leave a corn
ice rati vely broad space on the western
side of the track, along which vehicles
might be driven in comfort and without
constant fear of collision with others."
“if this plant were followed,” contin
ued Col. Mercer, “and the city would then
pave Whitaker street with brick or as
phalt, the puiks would be surrounded by
avenues that would be possible for pleasure
vehicles and this attractive part of our
oitv become a popular driveway. It seems
to me that it will be necessary eventual
ly for the city to pave Whitaker street
properly, and when it does it would be a
great a a vantage to the street if the track
were moved to the position I have sug
VI tavor a more radical plan than that,
Oolom 1,” said Mr. Otis Ashmore, who was
talking with Col. Mercer and the Morn
ing News reporter on the subject of the
street railway change. “1 would like to
see the tiaek taken off Whitaker street
completely, and I would willingly walk
the block that would be necessary to take
me to the car in exchange for the free
dom from noise and dust and the ad
vantage to drives of carriages and pleas
ure traps that the banishment of the
track would bring. Whitaker street is
too narrow’ for a car track, and a track
ought not to be allowed., Without the
track and with the street properly paved,
there w’ould be anew outlet for traffic
from the business to the new residence
section, in the southern part of the city
—an outlet that is now urgently needed
and that is becoming more needed every
“With a track on Whitaker street, it
will never betnore than a lane for street
cars. Without the track and paved with
brick or asphalt it would become an im
portant business street and a prlveway
for traffic and pleasure."
“I think myself," said Col. Mercer,
“that to banish the track would be an
advantage to the street and to the people
of the city generally. However, I am
afraid that the street railway company
would not consent to its removal and that
some of the residents along the street
would raise a strong protest. The plan
I have suggested, of running the track
close to the line of the park sidewalk,
seems to me perfectly feasible and its
The Barnard and Abereorn belt, with
the Whitaker street shuttle line, seems
•to meet with a good deal of approval.
HELD % INION SERVICE.
Rev. W. M. Runnel I Preached at the
A union service was held nt the First
Presbyterian Church last night by its con
gregation and that of Wesley Monumen
tal. The service was conducted by Rev.
W. R. Bonnerr, professor of science in
Wesleyan Female College at Macon.
Dr. Bonnell's sermon was upon the cor
rect deportment of Christians, individually
and collectively, when ban-led together in
the churches. It was thought he might
dwell upon the situation In China, ns In*
was in that country for some years as a
teacher, but he did not do bo. He made
but a passing reference to the troubles
there, expression confidence that they will
ultimately be allayed and that the religion
of Christ will prevail over that and all
other heathen countries.
•*Deln>* Are Duiifxeron*.’*
A small pimple on your face may seem
of little consequence, but it shows your
blood is Impure, and Impure blood Is what
causes most of the diseases from whicn
people suffer. Better heed the warning
given by the pimple and purify vour
blood at once by taking Hood’s Sarsapa
rilla. This medicine cures all diseases due
to bad blood* including scrofula and salt
The non-irritating cathartic—Hood’s
Ml IIDER FRS IN JAIL.
Inking for New Trial* and Talcing
Their Situation* Easily.
Two condemned murderers, both of
whom have applied to the Supreme Court
for a reversal of Judge Faliigant’s de
cisions. refusing them new trials, are now
in Chatham county jail. These are YV. S.
Moll and Jake Moultrie.
In jail also Is the negro woman, Sig
nora Mitchell, convicted of the murder
of James Harris and sentenced to the pen
itentiary for life. In her case a mo
tion for a uew trial is pending and will
be argued before Judge Falllgant. In
case lie refuses to grant it, it is probable
that tills rase also will be taken by writ
of error to the Supreme Court.
From the first Mell has kept up a re
mark. tbje degree of confidence in his ul
timate ability, or that of his counsel, to
save his neck from the rope. He is in
very good spirits, so it is reported from
the jail, and never indicates in his ap
pearance or by w’hat he has to say that he
has abandoned hope. Mr. R. L. Folding,
by whom Mell is represented, is confi
dent that the Supreme Court will re
verse Judge Falligant’s decision, refusing
the motion for anew trial. Should he
be correct in his prophecy the slayer of
James Buzbee will have another oppor
tunity to convince a jury of his peers that
•he overwhelming evidence against him
Moultrie is a negro preacher, who has
never manifested any close personal in
terest in his case since the time of his ar
r st The arrest was only accomplished
after a hard ard stern chase, led by Pa
trolman Jernitan, ar.d in which some
two or three hundred excited and yelling
men and boys participated. Moultrie shot
and instantly killed Moses Williams, in a
house in Yamacraw.
The jail is not now' than comfort
ably tilled, the weekly addition to the
county chain-gang made from its inmates
by Judge No r wcod serving to prevent a
crush. With the trials of criminals that
are scheduled for the Superior Court this
week, the jailor will be rlieved of a con*
siderable number of his charges.
REPORT ON THE STATIONS.
Beaufort and Port Royal Show Why
It Shouldn't Be Moved.
Tlie report on Port Royal naval sta
tion by the. Cihizens’ Committee of Beau
fort and Port Royal has been completed,
and is now ready for presenta
tion to all concerned in a neat volume
that represents a great deal of labor ex
pended by the committee, the members
of which, from Beaufort, are William H.
Lockwood, chairman; W. J. Verdier,
Thomas Talbird, Micah Jenkins, YV'. R.
Bristol, Robert Smalls, Charles E. Dan
ner, J. N. Wallace, A. P. Prioleau, N.
Christensen, Jr., C. C. Townsend and Wil
liam P. Waterhouse, secretary, and, for
Port Royal, S. H. Rodgers, John St rick
ley, F. W. Scheper, Jr., and H. R.
Walker. The report was printed by the
The cover of the volume is decorated
with a picture of the battleship Indiana
as she appeared in the dry dock at Port
Royal, while a larger picture of the ship
appears on the inside. Several other half
tone reproductions of various buildings
and plants connected with the naval sta
tion are given, showing its completeness
and the great expenditures to which the
government was put in the construction.
The ©bject of the report, of course, is
to prevent the removal of the. naval sta
tion to Charleston. In an introduction,
the communication from Admiral Endi
cott. chief of the Bureau of Yards and
Docks, which induced the Senate to hold
up the provision for Port Royal in the
naval appropriation bill, is set forth,
showing the admiral’s reasons why a
board of officers should be appointed to
look into the relative merits of Charles
ton and Port Royal for the station.
Following the introduction, the report
takes up the admiral's objections to the
Port Royal station in detail, giving eight
arguments to controvert them. These ar
guments are followed by a statement
“Containing Facts ar.d Statistics" show
ing that Charleston's advantages over
Port Royal are by no means unquestioned.
Then comes a report made by the Secre
tary of the Navy in 1896. showing extracts
referring to the Port Royal station and
dry dock. The report is closed by a com
parative table of the naval dry docks In
the United States, from which are de
duced the advantages that some enjoy in
some respects over that of Port Royal, as
well as those that the Port Royal dock
enjoys over those at other places.
The people of Port Royal and Beaufort
are determined to fight the removal of
ihe station to the last ditch, and the
showing they make is calculated to make
the board of officers give careful heed to
the claims of the two place* before they
come to a conclusion.
REV. DR. LOVETT AT WESLEY.
A Former Pastor of the Charck
Filled the Pulpit.
Rev. Dr. W. C. Lovett addressed the
congregation of Wesley Monumental
Church yesterday morning, the pastor,
Rev. Ed F. Cook, being absent. Dr. Lov
ett was once in charge of Wesley for
three years, his term there closing- in
18S6. Many of the older members of the
church were with him during his pastor
ate, and they are all glad to see him when
he can visit Savannah. He is now edi
tor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate.
During his stay in the city Dr. Lovett
was the guest of Mr. Samuel B. Adams
and Rev. Baseom Anthony. He left last
night for Atlanta.
MOSTLY DRINK AND DISORDERLY.
Few Other Cane* for the Recorder
The police had another busy day yes
terday, and took in before midnight a
dozen prisoners to swell the Recorders
docket this morning. No one of them was
charged with a serious offense, the ma
jority of the arrests being made on the
charge of drunk and disorderly.
Quite a large number of the prisoners
were white, and strangers who had come
to the city on someone of the many ex
cursions from the surrounding country,
and celebrated their visit with a super
abundance of booze.
Snmlay Trip* Brunswick Via
Plant System SI.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
lease 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 ell forms of
fever. I give it the highest possible In
dorsement by using it in tny own family.
Wiliiatn H. Lloyd.
Johnson’s Tonic does In a day what alow
and uncertain quinine cannot do in ten
doya. It acts gently upon the liver and
sharpens the appetite. Use nothing else
A Dcllclon* Smoke,
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the furnca of thla flna tobacco; It
la exhilarating and delicious.
tiee 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 50, Conchas at $3.60, and
PerfWtoe. $4.50 at Llppman Bros., whole- !
sale druggists, Bernard and Cocigies#
street*! of this city.—ad, <
PREACHED ON CHURCH GOING.
HEV. DR. JORDAN’S THEME AT
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
r>r Jordan Gave Many Reason* Why
Attendance Upon Church Services
Shonld He Prompt and Regular.
Misfortune* of the Occasional
Choreh Goer—He I* Likely to Bea
••Kicker” How Congregations
Should Delias e and Conduct Them
Rev. Dr. John D. Jordan chose “Going
to Church" as the subject of his sermon
at the First Baptist Church yesterday
morning, drawing his text from Hebrews,
10:25: “Not forsaking the assembling of
yourselves together os the manner of
“Regular and prompt church going,"
said Dr. Jordan, “has ever been regard
ed a chief virtue. ‘Some’ early Chris
tian neglected it. Many now neglect it.
Few church members can be counted on
for all services. This is their loss. The
occasional church-goer is usually one
who has drifted, fallen into temptation,
or backslided. He is seldom among the
more spiritually-minded and never among
the most useful. His very exaynple com
promises his influence. He is unfortu
nate when he does go. He strikes the
pastor with his poorest sermon, the choir
with its poorest music or a special col
lection for missions or charity.
“He is more liable to be a ‘kicker’ than
the regular attendant, because he is not
in closq sympathy and touch with the
church and her work.
“Why go to church? Not simply to hear
a pleasing sermon. Often a pleasing ser
mon is only a lullaby to a guilty con
science. Often the best sermon for us
to hear is one that troubles us, breaks us
up, humiliates us and makes us sorrow
ful for the time. The faithful pastor
cannot spend ail his time tickling itching
“Do not go to church just to hear good
music. Join in the singing and help to
make the mUvSic good. Neither go to see
and be seen, but go to see Jesus, and get
a spirit and uplifting. Not specially to
see the officers, to hear the preacher or
to hear the choir, but to see Jesus, to
worship God, to catch a live coal from off
the altar, to have your spiritual strengtn
renewed, to get a blessing and to be a
blessing to others.
“Whatever the motive, go to church
regulari>\ put yourself in the way of the
gospel. The best people of any com
munity are to be found in the churches.
Go to church then if you would touch the
The pastor turned then to behavior in
church, urging all to conduct themselves
in church, urging all to conduct them
selves not with weighty frigidity, not with
light frivolity, but with becoming dignity,
reverence, cheerfulness and enthusiasm.
“A church,” he said, “is neither a laugh
ing station, a sleeping car nor a sepulcher.
Be fraternal. The power of your hand
grasp and your kind word will do more
for many a heart than the most eloquent
“Get to church on time. Get your seat
towards the, middle of the pew, and do not
force people to climb over you. Do not
be selfish or narrow in God’s house. Let
us seek to be among the faithful."
After the service Dr. Jordan was asked
if he had observed any increase in *he
church-going people of Savannah during
the four years he has ben here. His an
swer was in the affirmative. He said that
his congregations are twice as large dur
ing this summer as during the first sum
mer he was in his pastorate, and during
the winters the attendance is much larger
than formerly. Though he does not
know that the increase itas been so appre
ciable. Dr. Jordan said he believes all the
churches in the city have enjoyed it.
IN THE RAILROAD YVORLD.
It chib of InterpNt In Savannah and
The Centra! Passenger Association roaJs
have adopted a rule that hereafter no free
tickets will be given with party rates. It
has been, customary for some time to give
one free ticket with every parly which
bought ten or more tickets.
A rate of one and one-third fare has
been announced by the railroads for a
number of meetings and conventions which
are to be held in the next few weeks.
Most of these meetings are to be held in
Georgia and one of them, Jhe Southern
Campmeeting of the Christian Missionary
Alliance, is to be held in Atlanta. They
are as follows: *
Peabody Institute, Americus, July 23-
Georgia Universal Brotherhood Frater
nity. Jackson, July 24-26.
Columbus District Conference, M. E.
Church, South, Buena. July 25-29.
National Apple Shippers’ Association,
Cleveland, 0.. Aug. 1-3.
Meetings Sons and Daughters of Jacob,
Rome, Aug. 6-8.
Southern Camp Meeting of the Christian
Missionary Alliance, Atlanta, Aug. 16-2 G.
A. M. E. Church Conference and Sun
day School Convention, Columbiana, Ala.
Reunion Forty-third Georgia Volunteers,
Maysville, Aug. l.
Beginning with the present month en
gineers on the Southern system will re
ceive an advance from 5 io 10 per cent,
in wages. This brings the pay up to the
figures that prevailed previous to 1893.
when a general cut of 10 per cent, in
wages of all employes of the road was
made. About four weeks ago a commit
tee of engineers, representing the yarious
divisions of the system, called on General
Manager Gannon ut Washington and pre
sented a petition for the increase. Word
has now been received that the petition
is granted to take effect with this month's
salary. There are 780 engineers in the em
ploy of the Southern who will be effected
by the raise, which in the aggregate will
amount to about $50,000 per • year. The
men are, of course, highly pleased with
Ihe company’s action. The everage
monthly pay roll of railroad engineers on
the system is $l2O, those on passenger
trains being rail'd the highest, at $l5O.
They get paid by miles traveled, the
schedule being 3 cents per mile on pas
senger engines, 4 cents on through
freights and 4% cents on local freights.
The earnings of the Central of Georgia
Railway for the week ending the second
week of July were $121,285, against $97,601
same week last year, and $3,139,284 from
Jan, 1, to the end of the second week of
July, against $2,801,213 for the correspond
ing period last year. The increase shown
by the foregoing comparison is $21,684.
which is largely due to the receipts from
the movement of tlie peach crop.
To nrnnatvlrk mid lleinrn, SI.OO vin
the IMnnt 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 SI.OO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. ra. and
6:20 a. m.— ad.
A Receiving Teller.
A receiving teller et a good bank aald
that he was about to get sick. He felt
tired all time; sleep did not refresh
him; felt a. if he ought to take vacation.
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about aa good at new.
Get Graybeard at all drug stores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—23c tha tm*.
Respesa Drug Cos., Proprletors,-a<
Mr. F. T. Foye left yesterday for New
Mr. E. W. Baker of Albany is the guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. P. Bell of Sumterville is the guest
of the Screven.
Mr. M. Lovell of Augusta is registered
at the Pulaski.
Mr. Jere R. Taylor of Atlanta. Is the
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. J. W. Riley of Atlanta Is regis
tered nt the Pulaski.
Mr. L. fc. Jackson ot Atlanta is regis
tered at (he Pulaski.
Mr. John L. Barry of Atlanta is regis
tered at the De Soto.
Mr. R. A. Peeples of Valdosta Is the
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. B. M. Herndon of Sanford Is reg
istered at the Screven.
Mr. J. Id. Kimball of Columbus Is reg
istered at the Screven.
Mr. A. Reynolds of Columbus registered
at the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. A. G. Neiter of Atlanta registered
at the De Soto yesterday.
Mr. George H. Fernald of Sanford is
the guest of the De Soto.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Gaston of Macon
are registered at the De Soto.
Mr. T. E. Moore of Columbus was the
guest of the Pula ki jester Jay.
Mr. W. Joyce of Augusta spent yester
day in Savannah at (he Pulaski.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Strickland of Stil
sjn are registered at the Pulaski.
Mr. J. N. Birch and Miss Lula Birch of
Macon are registered at the De Soto.
Mr. A. L. Hatcher of Wrightsvilie was
ameng yesterday’s guests of the Screven.
Mr. W. E. Clark of Macon was in the
city yesterday, the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. Wm. Wingate and child of Morven
were registered at the Screven yesterday.
Mr. D. J. MalLy of Quitman was in the
city yesterday and stayed at the Pulaski.
Mr. S. H. Westcott of Macon was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yester
Mr. Q. M. Gerhardt of Atlanta was in
the city yesterday, the guest of (he De
Mr. W. S. Smith of Augusta was
among the arrivals at the De Soto yes
Mi. W. L. Rosborough of Augusta was
among the arrivals at the Screven yes
Mr. A. I. Griffin of Waycross was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yes
Mr. W. C. Anderson of Brunswick was
in the city yesterday, the gues( of the
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Stubbs of Macon
were among the arrivals at the De Soto
Miss Maggie L. McEachern of Morven
was in the city yesterday the guest of
Mr. D. J. McEachern and son of Mor
ven were in the city yesterday and stayed
at the S reven.
Mr. D. G. Bickers, editor of the Fort
Valley Leader, was in the city yester
day, 'tire guest of the Pulaski.
Miss Rose and Mas er Bolin Corson
Rose will leave to-morrow morning for
Indian Spring for the benefit of the lat
Miss Eloise Gouberenier of Charleston,
S. C., and Miss Marie A. Gouberenier of
Chicago, spent yesterday in Savannah,
guesis of Mrs. George Mouro.
Mrs. Louis S. Harford, Master Louis,
Jr., and little Miss Marie Harford, accom
panied by Miss Bertha Lowenthal. have
returned home after a visit to Darien and
Mr. John Carrick is spending a week or
more nt (he Isle of Palms, near Charles
ton. Mr. Carrick left for the South Caro
lina coast yesterday morning, with the
determination to crowd all the fun into a
week that that period would hold.
Language of Fishes.
From the Golden Penny.
Some time ago Matthias Dunn, a Span
ish fishing expert, wrote an article on
“The Seven Senses in Fishes,” which
contained a f, w stories and theories that
were generally received with notes of in
terrogation. Among these was an opinion
that fishes emit sounds which are under
stood by their fellows.
This surprising theory has now been
confirmed by Prof. Kcllicker of the Naples
aquarium, who has wrapped himself in a
diving-suit and has been let down to the
bottom cf the Mediterranean in an iron
cage lit up by electricity. With the aid of
a powerful receiver and a specially con
structed phonograph he has registered tho
expressions of surprise with which the fish
welcomed his appearance. He notes that
the sound made by one Ash differs great
ly from that cf another, and has summed
up the results of his experiment in the
conviction that the sounds produced by
fis'-es will yet be tecegnized as a lan
P. P. P., a wonderful mefliclne; it gives
an appetite; it Invigorates and strength
ens. P. P. P. cures rheumatism and all
pains in the side, back and shoulders,
knees, hips, wrists and Joints, p. p. p
cures syphilis in all iis various stages'
old ulcers, sores and kidney complaint, p[
P. P. cures cetarrah, eczema, erysipelas]
ail skin diseases and mercurial poisoning
P. P. P. cures dyspepsia, chronic female
complaints and broken-down constitution
and loss of manhood, P. P. P che best
blood purifier of the age, has made more
permanent cures than all other blood rem
edies. Dippman Bros., sole proprietors,
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 >be box. Res
pess Drug Cos., Proprietors.—ad.
Abbott’s East India Corn Paint cures
every time; it takes off the corn; no pain;
cures warts and bunions and is conceded
to be a wonderful corn cure. Sold by all
For Over Fifty lean,
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething. It soothes the
chl.d, softens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and is the best remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle,
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 Bros, of this city.
Llppman Bros, desire to call attention to
the St, Julien brand of claret wins, which
Is very fine, but quite low-priced.
Their Chauteau Leovllle Is known as one
of the finest claret wines imported to (he
Llppman 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.
Hla Marcobrunner Cabinet, from select
ed grapes, ie well worth the attention of
the finest Judges of Rhine wine in the city
Hla Yohamiiaburger Cabinet Is very deli
cate and rare, and 14 perfection of wine
and the finest of all.—ad.
—"I wonder," mused the shoe clerk
boarder, "who gets up all those Chinese
dispatches?” "I think his name is Wun-
Heap-LI,” said th* Cheerful Idiot.—ln
West Congress Street,
Until the Cold
Weather Rush is
On, but take
Advantage of the
Now extend you.
We have the very
Best line of
Ranges in town.
West Congress Street.
PREVAIL at HOGAN’S.
Inducements in every department. Great
er reductions to meet the demand for good
goods cheap. A positive saving on every
item. This is the cool store—Cool ears
stop at the door. You save money and
discomfort when you shop here.
SUMMER DRESS GOODS.
10c Colored Dimities 7 M>c.
15c Colored Lawns and Dimities 10c.
Imported Madras Cloth aqd Gingham
25c and 30c grades, at 19c.
65c Grey Homespuns at 45c.
65c Black China Silks 49c.
25c Black Serges nt 50c.
White Striped Madras, suitable for
waiets, 20c, instead of 30c.
LACES AND EMBROIDERIES
AT VERY LOW FIGURES.
Machine-made Torchon Laces and Inser
Fine Y’aleneier.nes and Point de Paris
Laces and Insertings; large variety of
Cambric, Swiss and Nainsook Edging
and Inserting; neat and open work pat
terns; choice co lection.
Special bargains in Missfs’ Black Riche
lieu Ribbed Hose 15c; worth 30c.
Bargain Ladtee’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
25c; worth 35c.
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
69c; worth SI.CO.
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Hose, silk
polka dot. 47c; worth 75c.
Bargain Ladies’ Polka Dot ar.d Fancy
Striped Hose 19c and 25c.
UNDERWEAR ( HEAP.
Ladies’ Silk Y’ests in white, pink and
blue, 75c quality for 50c.
Ladies’ Lisle Vests, 40c quality for 25c.
Ladies’ Lisle Y'ests. 25c. quality for 15c.
Ladies’ Out Size, 25c quality for 19c.
Ladies’ Ribbed Knee Pants 25c.
36-inch Wamsutta Bleached Shirting
Splendid 36-inch White Shirting 6^c.
BED SPREADS AT COST.
White Summer Bed Spread 63c.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for SI.OO.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for $125.
BEST TOWEL IN THE CITY.
Fine Large White and Colored Borders
Damask Towels for 25c.
Special line Men’s Madras Shirts 89c;
50 dozen Colored Shirts, regular 69c, 50c.
MEN ’S N ECK \V EAR.
MEN’S HALF HOSE,
AT ABOUT ONE-HALF ITS VALUE.
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 St*
WOOD AND STEEL
Hooks of All Kinds.
EM! Mil'S B®.
113 BROUGHTON STREET. WEST.
yU Awarded at Faria
/ Quina \
WINE CORDIAL I
1 Highest recommendations for core of Poorness I
Y of Blood, Stomach troubles and General De J
Y bility. increases the appetite, strengthens J
V the nerves and build? up the entire system. /
255 rue Drouot /
\ PARIS /
K. Fongera A Cos.
Black Eye, Pigeon anO Cow Peaa
Potatoes, Onions. Peanuts, and all fruit*
and vegetables in season.
Hay, Grain, Flour, Feod.
Rica Straw Magic Poultry and Stock
Orrr Own o.w w.., #tn
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
' XU and as BAY, WEST,