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WILL HAVE DEEPER WATER.
JtfAYOn HERMAN MYERS WAS SO IN
FORMED IX WASHINGTON.
j|’inltfd tbr EnjrineerinK DfpaTlJßfnt
With Col. Lfi<*r-The fipntlfmfn
Were Told Thnt a Survey lv Now
Being Made That Will Lead to
Deeper Water in the Harbor and
Over the nnr—'Thi* Survey Conaein
platea the Abandonment of the Old
Channel for the New—Advamtiwrea
That Would Be Offered by Ihe
Change—No Military Department
for the South.
Deeper water in Savannah s harbor and
over ihe bar is regarded by Mayor Myers
As e certainty. He believes the survey
now being made will lead to this. The be
lief was induced by information he re
ceived when he called upon the engineer
ing department in Washington.
The Mayor is now in New York, from
•which place he has written of his visit to
the engineering department. He was told
that the survey which is to be followed
iby deeper water, both in the harbor and
over the bar, is now' in progress. Col.
H. E. Lester accompanied him when he
paid his call.
Inquiries were made in Savannah when
At was ascertained that the Mayor had
written regarding the harbor improve
ments. It was developed that the survey is
being made with the possible view of aban
doning the present route from the city
lo AMI, using, instead, the south channel.
The engineer’s office has directed the
purvey for some time. It is probable
that it will soon be finished. From the
data gathered, a report will be made.
This report may or may not be a recom
mendation that the south channel be
dredged out, and used instead of the north
channel. From the positive statement
made by the Mayor, it is presumed th;it
the department at Washington is strong
ly of the belief that the recommendation
for the south channel will be made.
Two or three marked advantages lor the
south channel are enumerated. One of ihe
chief is that it is two and a half miles
shorter than the present route. It is also
considerably straighter, and, therefore,
•aßier to navigate.
It is said the cost of dredging the south
channel from the point where it diverges
from the north will be comparatively
small. Within the last few years the ex
pense of dredging has decreased greatly,
owing to the improved processes that have
been developed. The suction dredges can
remove the dirt far more rapidly and with
Jess cost. The necessity for lighters has
been removed, sb the dirt is conveyed by
Iron pipes to the banks where it is
to be dumped.
This filling up of the banks on either
Bide of the south channel would add to the
depth of the stream, for the spread of the
water inio the marshes would be pre
vented. confining the same quantity to a
smaller surface and, thereby, increasing
the depth. By the system of emptying
the dredgings upon the hanks as the work
progresses, this greater depth could be
While no authoritative figures could be
secured, It Is claimed that the cost of
dredging the south channel to a depth
of 28 feet would not be more than two
jeans' outlay in keeping the channel of
the north river cleared. The claim i9
made that the south channel would not
fill as rapidly as the north, while It is
further declared that It would not be nec
essary to establish Jetties. The engineer
ing difficulties of the south channel ate
hot regarded as nearly eo difficult as
those of the nor tit
The cost of changing the harbor lights
is regarded as Inconsequent. They could
*e removed from the north to the south
channel, to indicate the course, for a few
hundreds of dollars. Citizens are greatly
Interested in the scheme for deeper wa
iter. and It is hoped that the Mayor’s be
lief that it Is In proepect may prove cor
Mayor Myers also visited the war de
partment, calling upon Secretary Root
and Adjutant General Corbin. He was
assured that all thought of re-establlsh-
Ipg n military department jn the South
has been abandoned. Indeed. Mr. Myers
wrote it never received any great at
MRS. F. V. PETERSON 1)1. tit.
Death Came Suddenly After a Long
Mrs. F. V. Peterson died last night at
about 8:30 o'clock at her home, No. 109
Bolton street, west. She had been ill
for a long while, but no severe seizure
came until yesterday. She rapidly grew
worse, and soon It was seen that the Ill
ness was likely to prove fatal.
Mr. Peterson was not In the city. He
had gone North on business connected
With the Seaboard Air Line, for which he
is traveling passenger agent. A tele
gram reached him, and he will arrive In
the city at an early hour this morning.
Mrs. Peterson came to Savannah with
Mr. Peterson four or five years ago. She
lived in Omaha, Neb., before her mar
riage. During her stay In Savannah she
made many friends, to whom the news
of her death will be a shock. To Mr.
Peterson his many friends will extend
their sympathy in his bereavement.
No arrangements for the funeral have
yet been made. The announcement of the
hour of services will be made later.
IN THE FLORIDA CAMPAIGN.
Mr. dulllgnon Has Reen Invited to
Speak by the Chutmnnn.
Hon. Fleming G. dußJgnon will take the
stump In Florida In the coming political
campaign- He was Invited to do so by
Chairman Clark of the Florida Demo
cratic Grate Committee and has accepted.
It Is not known where he will speak, but
Chairman Clark requested that he make
it Jacksonville. (lalnesvllle, Ocala or
Tampa. The chairman will be glad to
have the celebrated Georgia speaker ad
dress audiences upon Democratic orlnet
plfß at any or all of the places m'ntlontd.
Mr. dußtgnon’s health is improving
steadily. His law partner, Mr. W. B.
Stephens. after communicating with him,
advised Mr. Clark of Mr. dußignon’s ac
ceptance of the Invitation to* speak. It is
probable that Mr. dußlgnon will go to
Florida during October.
RECOVERED FILL AMOUNT.
Ilourke A Mitchell Hasp n Verdict
Against Paving Company.
Mitchell & Rourke recovered a verdict
for $420.60. the full amount sued for,
against the Southern Asphalt Paving
Company, in the City Court yesterday.
The case was placed on trial last Friday
and the introduction of the final evidence
and the arguments then postponed until
Mr. W. W. Osborne argued the case for
the plaintiffs and Mr. W. R. Leakey for
the defendant. The suit was brought to
recover payment for a quantity of brick
and stone sold by the plaintiffs to the de
fendant. They were unable to agree as
to how much of the brick and stone had
actually been delivered and the suit was
Wine! Drink Cook* Extra Dry Cham
pagne. Pune Juice naturally fermented.
Forty years’ record. Try it.—ad.
DR. J. L. SMITH'S CASE.
If Reward Is Offered One Man Says
He Will Produce the Assailants.
There is yet no definite solution of the
mysterious assault upon Dr. J. L. Smith,
ix>r yet any new theory as far as the
police are concerned-, that is likely to
lead to an unravelling of the case.
There is a possibility, however, that
there may be developments to-day. A
man, who recently came here from At
lanta. and who is at present at work here,
said yesterday that he was in possession
of the faots in the case, and that if Dr.
Srniih would offer a reasonable reward,
•he would put him in poescssion of the
nr.nies of the men who made the assault,
and auefi further information concerning
them, as will lead to their arrest if he so
The penson, who made this statement
has not conferred with the police, nor
had he, up to a late hour last night, ap
proached Dr. Smith with any proposi
Dr. Smith was still confined to his bed
yesterday, but thinks it possible that he
may lie sufficiently recovered to-day to
go to his home on Liberty street, where
the assault took place. His brother of
Atlanta js here visiting him, and possi
bly may remain for some days, in the
effort to ferret out the persons who were
guilty of the assault.
NO CHEC KS FOR NAMES.
Snvnnnali Enunierntorn Have Not
Been Paid for W ork.
No checks from the government for
their services in taking the census have
yet been received by the enumerators in
this district. It is not known why the
delay has occurred, but it Is not confined
only to the enumerators of the Savannah
district, as complaints have come from
others. -In the Macon district there have
been no checks as yet, and there, too, the
enumerators are wondering about the de
None of the schedules sent on from Sa
vannah have been returned to Supervisor
Henry Blun, Jr., for correction or revis
ion. Save for the schedules from a few
of the outlying districts of Chatham, all
from the county have been forwarded.
Capt. Blun regards It a rather a distinc
tion that there have been none returned.
It is expected the schedules from the out
lying districts will soon be forwarded.
Capt. Blun says work on them was de
layed by reason of the fact that he ex
p ndfd mor>‘ time than he had antici
pated upon ihe Savannah schedule's, be
ing anxious to get them as nearly cor
rect as possible.
It is not known how r much the enumer
ators will receive for their services. They
arc paid by the number of names they
secure, hut the rate at which they are
paid is not given out. Neither the super
visor nor the enumerators are allowed to
divulge this rate.
The Chattanooga enumerators have been
paid. The Chattanooga News of recent
date had the following about the receipt
Several of the Chattanooga census enu
merators have received their checks from
Washington. The amounts run from SSO
to SI,OOO according to the territory of the
enumerators. This quick return of the
checks is indicative of thorough organiza
tion of the census bureau in Washington,
as the enumerators here ten years ago did
not receive their checks until long after
September following the taking of the
Some of the enumerators this year will
be delayed in their payment owing to the
fa<-‘t that reports were referred back to
them for correction, and for other causes,
but all will have been paid off early in
FOR INDIA'S STARVING PEOPLE.
Southern Rank Fund Increased Oyer
The fund for the India famine sufferers,
being raised through the Southern Bank,
has Increased over SIOO since the list of
coittrltiiitors was announced In the Morn
lrg Ntws several days ago. The extent of
the famine and the terrible destitution of
the people in the famine stricken terri
tory of India is appalling.
In a letter to Vice President Crane of
the Southern Bank, Sir. I*. T. Chamber
lain, chairman of the executive commit
tee on India famine relief, points to the
situation of the people. Thousands of or
phaned children are starving and millions
of people aTe without the barest necessi
ties of life. Many people when appealed
to in behalf of the sufferers refuse to give
because they believe it is the duty of the
British government to eare for these ppo
The British government, Mr. Cham
berlain says, has already expended more
than fifty millions of dollars,
to which must be added many
millions of private charity contributed by
Great Britain and her colonise and the
splendid gifts of America and other coun
tries. Over 6,000,000 of people, 1,500,000
being children, are receiving government
aid daily. The aged, the young and th*
infirm are fed gratuitously. The able
bodied are employed at cash wages build
ing reservoirs and irrigation works, dig
ging wells and building roads.
While the suffering has been relieved
somewhat by the rains that have fallen
in ports of India, they are insufficient to
aid the formers, and no harvest can be
gathered before October. Until then the
distress and mortality from hunger must
Increase. The number of people now re
ceiving official relief is 6,281,000. The
wasted, unfortunate peasant farmers are
without seed, and 12 or 13 per farmer
meons a harvest and competency in the
HE ATEN BEC AUSE A COUNTRYM AN.
John Tnnner Rrntnlly \**nnlted hy
John Tanner, n young white man, waa
assaulted and brutally beaten last night
at Liberty and Lincoln streets by three
white t>oys whom, he says are Chnndos
Holt, Mike Sola and Tom Mallea.
Tanner has but recently come to Savan
nah from the country, and this according
to his story, the boys who beat him, made
him. from their viewpoint, the legitimate
butt of offensive ridicule and scurrilous
Jests until he was goaded Into replying,
and then they set upon him with sticks
and beat him most unmercifully. He re
ceived a welt on the cheek that swelled
It to almost twice Its normal size, and
also a cut across the forward part of his
skull that bled most profusely, together
with many other bruises. Persons who
were at the scene say that but for the
timely Interference of some of the by
standers Tanner would have been sert
ouefy hurt If not killed outright.
When the police arrived all of the as
sailants had escaped, but they are known,
and will be arrested probably by this
Tanner was taken to the barracks,
where his wounds were dressed b>- Dr.
M. H. Levi, sfter which he went home.
To-niglit, To-night at Irle of Hope.
Mr. Charles Marks shows himself to his
gentleman friends. A $6 pair of shoes
will be donated to Barbee & Bandy's
guessing cpnteet. A hot supper and • good
time, as usual. Go out.—ad,
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1900.
SEVENTEEN HUNDRED CARS
FILL CARS OF PEACHES HANDLED
BY GEORGIA HOADS.
With Penehei Already Shipped and
to Be Shipped ly Express and With
the Five or Six Cara That Are Be
ing Shipped Daily Now by Freight,
the Georgia Crop Is Likely to
Ileaeh 2,000 Cara—Even This \nin
ker la Mneh Leas Than AVaa Pre
dicted—Handsome Photographs of
Seenea In Peach Sections in Poaaea
aion of the Central.
ITp to the present about 1,700 ’cam of
peaches have been handled by the three
systems of railways entering Savannah,
the Central, the Plant System and the
Seaboard Air Line. Of the cars handled
1,420 are to the credit of the Central,
along whose lines are situated the big
orchards of the state.
Only the Centra* has yet compiled ac
curate statistics of the number of cars
of peaches it had handled. Up to Saturday
night the number of cars shipped by it
amounted to 1,420, the officials of the
Plant System estimate the shipments over
its lines at between 150 and 200 cars, while
the Seaboard people say they have han
dled about 110 cars. This would make a
tota lof about 1,700 cars, or postlbly a
slightly larger number, that have been
handled by Georgia lines since the season
President Egan, of the Central, said
yesterday that n few cars of peaches,
possibly five or six. are being shipped over
the Central every day. The estimate al
ready given does not cover the very large
shipments that were made by ex
press during the early part of
the season, and it :s probable that
from all sources the Georgia crop will
have reached 2,000 cars by the time the
last carrier leaves the state. There is a
considerable proportion of the North Geor
gia crop still to be shipped, and with the
shipment of small quantities of the fruit
from the orchards in the central and
southern sections of the state, added to
the. shipments already made by freight
and express, it is believed that the esti
mate of 2,000 cars is not exaggerated.
This, however, is considerably less than
was anticipated and predicted during the
early spring, 'before the peaches had
reached their maturity. Then it was con
fidently stated that the Central alone
would handle 2,500 cars, and it was ex
pected tha< the shipments over the other
lines would be proportionately large. The
incessant rains that followed the predic
tions. with their resultant fruit pests and
evils, are responsible for the falling off
in the extent of the crop.
President Egan has had taken, for use
in some of the Central’s publications, a
series of handsome and accurate photo
graphs, representing the peach industry
at every stage. Including the fruit on
the trees, the method of gathering it,
the packers at work preparing it for ship
ment and the carriers of peaches in the
cars, ready for transportation to the
markets of the North and East.
The photographs include also a number
of scenes from the peach sections, repre
senting the larger orchards.• with the4r
packing houses, canning factories and
other appliances to make the crop profit
able, even under circumstances that
might seem unfavorable. The photo
graphs will be used in some of the many
handsome publications issued by the Cen
tral and distributed for the purpose of
advertising fruit growing in this state.
The Elbertas have about vanished from
the Georgia orchards, but other varieties
are on the trees and will he shipped in
sufficient quantities to supply the home
markets for a month or more to come.
While few of these fate peaches ore os
handsome as the Elbertas. -they are yet
qf a doliciousness that fully equals that
of the more brilliantly colored fruit and
are fully capable of gratifying the epi
cure’s sense of taste, even though they do
not fully satisfy his sense of the beauti
RANK OF FIELD OFFICERS.
Generol Order* Issued From Atlnnta
General orders have been issued from
the adjutant general's office in Atlanta,
announcing the appointment and qualifica
tion of field officers of Infantry, cavalry
and the naval militia. The orders show
the relative rank of all the field officers
in the state. It is believed that orders
will be Issued at a later date, showing
the relative rank of the line officers in
the service. That of tfce field officers,
which is as follows, will be of interest
to military men:
Colonels—Thomason, R. U., Third In
fantry, rank from Aug. 29, 1894, Madison;
Lawton, A. R.. First Infantry, rank from
April 4, 1896. Savannah; Wooten, W. E.,
Fourth Infantry, rank from Dec. 15. 1898,
Albany; Huguenin, E. D.. Second Infan
try, rank from Feb. 1, 1900, Macon: Wood
ward, Park. Fifth Infantry, rank from
Feb. 1. 1900, Atlanta; Meldrtm, P. W.,
Fliet Cavalry, rank from E'eb. 1, 1900, Sa
Lieutenant-Colonels—Hopkins, T. N..
Fourth Infantry, rank from Feb. 1, 1894,
Thomasville; Aiken. F. D., Commissary
Naval Battalion, rank from April 12, 1898,
Brunswick; Wyll.v, Thos. S., Firs 4 Infan
try, rank from Feb. 1, 1900, Savannah;
Gordon, Belrno, First Cavalry, rank from
Feb. 1, 1900, Savannah; Adams, W. 8.,
Third Infantry, from Feb. 1, 1900,
Elherton; Burr, A. J., Second Infantry,
rank from Fob. 1, 1900, Griffin.
Majors—Broughton. C. E., liefitenant
commander Naval Battalion, rank from
April 12. 1898, Savannah; Nash, J. V. H.,
Jr.. Fifth Infantry, rank from Nov. 5,
1898, Atlanta; O'Brien, T.. Fourth Infan
try, rank from March 24, 1899, Way cross;
Screven, Thos., Firs* Infantry, rank from
Feb. 1, 1900, Savannah; Patton, W. A.,
Fifth Infantry, rank from Feb. 1, 1900.
Rome; Irwin, J. R., Third Infantry, rank
from Feb. 1. 1900, Conyers; Sinclair, B.
TANARUS., First Cavalry, rank from Feb. 1, 1900,
Darien; Dozier, J. S., First Cavalry, rank
from Feb. 1, 1900, Atlanta; Waite, W. P.,
First Cavalry, rank from Feb. 1. 1900,
Dorchester; Dart, R. E., First Infantry,
rank from Feb. 1, 1900. Brunswick; Bar
ker, W. W., Fifth Infantry, rank from
Feb. 1, 1900. Atlanta: Adams. J. W., Sec
ond Infantry, rank from Feb. 1, 19)81,
Hawkinsvllle; Wylly, R. L., Fourth In
fantry, rank from Feb. 1, 1900, Thomas
ville; King, A. L., Third Infantry, rank
from Feb. 1, 1900, Washington; Grayson,
W. L., First Infantry, rank from Feb.
1, 1900, Savannah; Fletcher, H. M., Sec
ond Infantry, rank from Feb. t, 1900,
Barnesvllle; Teague, N. 0.. Third Infant
try, rank from E’eb. 1, 1900, Augusta;
Snowden, George L., Second Infantry,
rank from Feb. 1, 1900, Macon; Little,
John D.. E’ourth Infantry, rank from
April 2, 1900, Columbus.
FUNERAL OF THOMAS BRENNAN.
Tilt* Service* From Hl* Late Resi
dence on Price Strt-el,
The funeral of Mr. Thomas Brennan
took place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock
from his late home No. 5,16 price street.
The services were conducted by Rev.
Father Hennessey. The burial was made
at the Cathedral, Cemetery.
The pall-bearers were Messrs. Wm. Ro
nan, Thomas Sweeny, Joseph Ferllnskl,
Barney Goode, B. Brown, and Joseph
Mr, Brennan died early Sunday morn
ing from an attack of pneumonia with
which he had suffered about three weeks.
He leaves a wife and three children,
St ES FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT.
L. S. Read Claims to Have Been
Beaten by a Motorman.
The caee of L. S. Read, colored, against
Herman J. H. Fall, was placed
on trial in the City Court yesterday, and |
a considerable portion of the evidence was
given to the Jury. The defendants were j
tlie owners of the old Electric Railway
Company of Savannah, at the time of i
the occurrence upon which the claim for
damages is based.
Read sues for $2,500 for injuries alleged
to have been inflicted upon him by the |
motorman of a car, upon which he was
riding on May 28. 1897. Ha charges in his
petition that the motorman committed
an assault upon him with the controller,
by which the speed of the car is regu
lated, at the corner of Gaston and Price
streets. This assault, the plaintiff says,
was without provocation given on his
part, and inspired solely by the motor
He further charges that when he went
to the transfer office of the company, at
the corner of Price and Bolton streers,
for the purpose of complaining to the
superintendent of the company of the
manner in which he had been treated by
itr mploye, he was again 6et upon by
the motorman. again without provocation,
and given another beating with the con
troller. Read testified to this alleged
-tate of facts in the trial of the case yes
His evidence was rebutted by the intro
duction of the interrogatories of the mo
torman by whom the. assault is alleged to
have been committed, W. L. Lipford, who
now resides out of the county. Lipford,
in his interrogatories, says that Read be
esame exceedingly noisy, insolent and of
fensive, whe nthe car would not slop for
him on the south side of Gaston street,
but, under instructions, was moved across
the street. The motorman ejected Read
from the car. hut uged no weapon and no
further violence than was necessary to
accomplish this purpose.
The trouble at the transfer station oc
curred after the motorman was off duty.
The negro appeared on the scene and be
gan his complaint with an oath, directed
toward Lipford, who chanced to be within
hearing distance. He says he walked up
to the negro, there was a word or two
and then he threw Read out into the
street and beat him, but used no weapon
other than his hands. He admits that the
threshing that Read received was a good
There is quite a good deal of other evi
dence that will he submitted when court
convenes to-day. The plaintiff Is repre
sented in the trial of the case by Messrs.
Garrard A Meldrim a fid the defendants by
Messrs. Osborne & Lawrence.
WILL PLAY FOR SI,OOO.
Brnnswlrk and Jacksonville Ball
Tennis Here Thlv Week.
The Brunswick and the Jacksonville
baseball teams will play a series of three
games here Thursday, Friday, and Sat
urday for a forfeit of SI,OOO.
This is the information contained in a
letter from Manager Henry Hirsch of the
Brunswick team received yesterday by
Mr. Dan J. Charlton.
By this arrangement Savannahians are
assured of some good ball playing as aside
from the size of the stake, sufficient to
put even some of the big teams on their
mettle, the rivalry that has existed be
tween the two nines since the beginning
of the season will make them play the
best ball of which they are capable. That
Brunswick can play ball was shown In her
recent work here and an equally gooo
guarantee of Jacksonville’s ability is found
in the fact that on her own grounds, in a
series with Brunswick earlier in the. sea
son, she made it three straights. That
Brunswick duplicated this performance on
her own* grounds shows that the teams
are so nearly equal that, barring accidents
and bad weather, good games are assured.
As Manager Hirsch stated when he was
in Savannah last week, he prefers to play
on the Savannah grounds, both because
he wants a neutral ground on which to
play these games and because he knows
Savannah to be a good baseball city and
willing to patronize any clean and clever
In the recent games the players, partic
ularly the outfield, were considerably
hampered by the state of the grounds, the
long weeds and one or two drainage
ditches being responsible for more runs
than looked well in the totals. But for
the coming series all this will he reme
died. The weeds and grass will be cut,
the ditches filled and such other im
provements as may be found necessary
or convenient made.
Both Jacksonville and Brunswick are
loyal supporters of their respective teams,
and as Mr. Hirsch has made arrange
ments wifh the railroads to run excursions
form both places for this series, there is
no doubt that many of the home rooters,
will, be on hand to cheer on their favor
WILL LET EMPLOYES GO.
Many In the Plant System Shop* Ex
pect to Be Laid Off To-day.
Shop employes of the Plant System are
In fear and trepidation to-day. They be
lieve that half their number will be laid
off, and but few feel certain that they
are not among those whose heads are to
fall. Until the announcement is made ae
to who is to go and who Is to stay, the
uncertainty will not be relieved.
It is said the force employed in the
shops is to he cut down to-day. The offi
cials have decided upon this step as a
measure of economy. The shops have
been running on short time, but one of the
men declared last night that this de
creased time for working has not accom
plished Just what has been sought and
that a large number of the employes will
be laid ofT.
The Health Problem
Is muclT simpler than Is sometimes sup
posed. Health depends chiefly upon per
fect digestion and pure blood, and the
problem Is solved very readily by Hood's
Sarsaparilla. You may keep well by tak
ing it promptly for any stomach or blood
disorder. Its cures of scrofula, salt rheum,
catarrh, dyspepsia, rheumatism and
other diseases are numbered by the thous
The favorite family cathartic Is Hood'#
SCHOLAR Sill ll* FOR THE "TErH."
Air. Aaron French'* Gift of S,VH) to
Be Complete*! for September 26.
This opportunity Is before the young
men not only of Georgia, but other states.
The enviable position which the School of
Technology has taken among the best
technical schools of the country and the
present great Industrial advance of the
South, make the above a prize worthy of
the best efforts of all young men eligible
for the competition. The school offers
degrees in mechanical, electrical, civil
and textile engineering, and Its equipment
of these deportments is unsurpassed. Its
reputation has been made on thorough
ness of Instruction of Its graduates. Grad
uates of literary colleges are urged to ex.
amine the special course offered. A course
at the school Is a necessity to any man,
no matter what profession he may Intend
to follow. Full particulars and Illustrat
ed catalogues may be had by addressing
Lyman Hall, president, Atlanta, Ga.—ad.
The steamer Alpha will make an excur
sion to Bluffton to-morrow, leaving the
g:lty at 9a. m. The fare for the round
trip Is only 50 cents. The steamer will re
turn early In the evening.
TREES SHOULD BE PLANTED.
SHADELESS STRETCHES ALONG
Both the Bennty auil Shade of Tree*
Are Mlsseil—Park and Tree Com
mission Has no Authority to Set
Out Trees nnd Charge a Property
Owner, Nolens Yolons, for the Coat.
Mr. S. E. The us Says Ihe Commis
sion Is Ready to Do This W hen the
Property Owners Desire.
Before many of the most pretentious
homes in the ihost beautiful sections of
the city there are wide spaces that are to
tally devoid of trees. In some localities
these bare places extend the width of sev
eral house*, thereby detracting from the
general appearance of the neighborhood
and showing plainly to the eye that
something is lacking. In summer heat,
too. sight is not the only sense to which
the omission is clear, for the shade that
might be enjoyed if trees were where
they should be is missed. For a long
while it has been remarked that new
trees are not set out to any appreciable
extent before the homes of Savannah’s
citizens. Residents who own their homes
are likely to seek to beautify them, but it
is observed, on the other hand, that prop
erty-owners who lease their houses to
others do not seem to care whether or not
they have rows of trees before them.
Tree planting is not so attractive to
some Savannahians as many others believe
it should be. The Park and Tree Com
mission, a public board, looks after the
beautifying of public places, but it leaves
arboral improvements of their homes and
the houses they let to tenants to property
owners themselves, though, greatly as the
members of the commission regret it, the
trust is not fulfilled: as creditably us it
Chairman Daffin of the Park and Tree
Commission is in New York. Mr. S. E.
Theus, a member of the commission, was
asked yesterday if it has authority to
peremptorily plant a tree along the side
walk before a property owner’s premises
and charge him with the cost. His reply
was in the negative.
Mr. Theus said it has been The custom
of the commission for some time to fur
nish any sort of tree indigenous to this
section that may be desired by a prop
erty owner; also setting it out for him
at the actual cost to the commission. This
cost, ordinarily, is about $1.75 per tree. It
varies according to the species of tree
The trees are secured from forests near
Savannah. It has been found that trips
must be more lengthly Phan formerly in
order to get the trees. They are paid
for by the commission, which makes an
agreement with the owners of the lands
from which they are taken. To the cost
of the tree must be added the cost of
digging it up, transporting it to the city
on the special truck built for the pur
pose and the transplanting.
The depletion of the forests near the
city has made it necessary for the driver
to go seven or eight miles into the coun
try before he can secure the trees. For
certain species the trip is often longer.
Some kinds of trees are becoming rather
scarce, and distant forests have to he
sought to obtain Them.
Mr. Theus said the commission has a
perfect right, that being its especial prov
ince, to plant trees in the public squares,
parks and in the plots that run along the
center of some of the streets. But there
its power ends. # If it had money enough
it could plant trees along the sidewalks,
00, but that is now regarded as a prerog
ative of the property owners. If they
do not care to have it done, there is no
way to force them to it.
For some reason the trees in Savannah
are not nearly so thrifty as they were
some years ago. Those who seek the
cause are at fault. Some claim the
growth of the trees is interfered with
and that the death of many result from
the drainage system, which takes away a
great deal of the surface water that for
merly went to the nourishment of the
trees. Others believe the death of many
of the great oaks and other trees has been
due to the storms that shook them so vi
olently as to loose the bark from the
Whatever the cause,* the fact remains
that the trees do not show op as well,
and Mr. Theus Insists that the beauty of
t' n e city demands that they be supplanted
by others. When one die?, its place should
te taken by a young one, which, in time,
may attain the same noble proportions as
that which it succeeds. In no other way
than by tree-planting, and that by the
citizens, can Savannah hope to retain its
title as the Forest City or the beauty that
has been an accompaniment of the phrase.
Col. George A. Mercer, a former mem
ber of the Commission, was asked about
the r'ght to plant tr.es and farce the
property owners to pay for them. He re
tailed that no such right existed. Proper
ty owners, he said, may be assessed for
their pro rata of a street pavement, but
that is a matter of public convenience.
An assessment for tree-planting wou'd
not stand the test of law, however, and
the Commission cannot resort to that
means to secure the co-operation of citi
zens in tKe beautifying of the city who
will not vouchsafe it without such severe
Col. Mercer, too, would be glad to pee
the citizens manifest a more general in
terest in the matter. Handsome shade
trees are a mark of beauty to any city,
and the resident sections, especially,
should not be despoiled of them through
the mere failure of property ow ners whose
housefronts are bare of any shade to in
vest a very few dollars.
Oglethorpe avenue and liberty streets,
having the grass plots running their en
tire length, with double rows of trees,
have more trees than any other streets In
the city. It has been noted, however,
that many of the trees on these streets are
dead. Some of the dead ones stand in the
grass plots, while others are along the
sidewalks. The Park and Tree Commis
sion Is removing the dead trees wher
ever they are found. Last fall a count of
the dead trees In the city was made, and
1,200 were found. Many have been re
moved since that time, and the work con
Citizens, Mr. Theus holds, should help
in this work. Where dead trees stand in
front of their property, they should, with
the eonsent of the commission, be re
moved, and new ones should be planted
In their places. Both Oglethorpe avenue
and Liberty street could be greatly Im
proved by this means.
Capt. D. G. rurse is a resident of Lib
erty street, and, before his home, stand
several very handsome shade trees. Capt.
Purse was asked whether he thought cit
izens should plant trees before their
property. His reply Vas to call atten
tion to the fact that he himself had
planted the trees before his home. That,
he thought, was sufficient to Indicate
hte views upon the question. He contin
ued by saying that everything should lie
done by every citizen to odd to the repu
tation and prosperity of his town. Even
If he should not go beyond It, he can at
least aid In the beautifying of the very
small portion of the town that he makes
his home, planting trees before It that
will, in time, odd to the attractions and
Impress them upon home people as well
Capt. Purse said hs doss not bslisvs
that an ordinance conld be legally passed
to force property owners to plant trees.
That is a matter of Individual liberty.
The Park and Tree Commission, he says,
may plant all the trees It may see fit,
but It cannot call upon property owners,
whoae place* ore Improved for the cost.
The season of tree-planting la drawing
near, and those who believe that the gen
tlemen mentioned above are correct In
their views should utilize the fall for
putting out many tree#
Bold In air tight boxes by all grocer*.
Five and ten cent sizes.
DIAMOND CRYSTAL SALT CO.,
St. Clair, Mich.
HENRY SOLOMON * SON,
Sole Distributing Agents.
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POLITICAL, CUBS CROSS BATS.
Forest City* nnd Southsldera to Play
nt TyT.ee Auk. It.
What promises to be a decidedly inter
esting game of baseball will probably be
played at Tybee. Aug. 9. The Fores* Cby
Independent Club, a political organization
that was born of the throes of the last
political campaign, will give a picnic, and
will take to the island a baseball team
composed of Ihe members of the club.
The Soulhslde Club, another political
club, has a ball team also, and it Is be
tween these two teams that the game
will be played.
The Southsiders are so confident of their
ability to "do” the Forest City aggrega
tion “good and plenty,” that they have
already deposited with Alderman James
M. Dixon SIOO. The other side they ex
pect to come up with a like sum, and
the winners of the game will get the
The Southside Club is captained by Mr.
J R. Creamer. Its battery will consist
of Mr. C. C. Hill, keeper of Laurel Grove
Cemetery, and Mr. Henry Garwes, of the
dry culture department.
The battery for the Forest City Club
has not yet been given out. Alderman
John Schwarz has been asked to be um
MULL OCT FOR JUSTICE.
lie Will Try to Ileat Justice Nathan*
in tlie Second District.
Mr. Lacey D. Mell is a candidate for
Justice of peace in the Second district.
He will run against Justice Isaac Nath
ans, the present incumbent. It is said
Mr. Mell has the support of Mr. J. S.
Collins, who is anxious to pay off scores
because of the active support Justice Na
thans Is said to have accorded Clerk of
the City Court Waring Russell, Jr., in
his race against Mr. Collins.
Messrs. Frank Van Giesen and Charles
Collman are mentioned as candidates also,
but both, when questioned, have denied
that they are after the place. The latter
was formerly incumbent of the position.
NO PRESS PEACHES YET.
The Later A'HrSetie* Will Soon Pnt In
Press peaches have hot yet appeared
in the Savnnah market in any quantity.
They will come on later. Press, or cling
stone, peaches are so named because of
the meat sticking close to the seed, while
the clear seed, of which the Elbertas and
other w’ell known varieties are examples,
break open readily between the fingers
when pressure Is exerted. Many regard
the press peaches, especially the variety
of the old White English peach, as su
perior to the Elbertas for eating.
One of the produce men said yesterday
that many peaches were received In Sa
vannah yesterday, but that their quality
was not of the best. Many of them were
watery and had partially spoiled. The
best were sold at $1.25 per carrier.
YOUR DAUGHTER'S EDUCATION.
How a Good Education Will Help
Her in Life.
The time has come when it is necessary
to educate your daugh'c in order to in
sure her any standing in polite society.
This being true, the question natura'ly
arises as to where would be the best and
cheapest place to educate her? Scores of
parents who have had this same ques
tion to solve say that Brenau College,
fotmerly Georgia Fetra'e Seminary, at
Gainesville, Ga.,*ls incomparably the be3t.
Brenau's solution consists of a well
equipped college, with a faculty of the
highest s.anding. E'or handsome cata
logue address Breuau, Gainesville, Ga.
A Receiving Teller.
A receiving teller at a good bank eaid
that he was about to get sick. He fell
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—2se the box.
Respese Drug Cos.. Proprietors,—ad.
We have a nice line of cider in bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Molt & Cos., of New
The Russei Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Llppman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets. Sa
First. If well, keep well by taking
Johnson’s Tonic. If sick, get well by tak
ing Johnson's Tonic.
Second. Wise men Insure their lives;
wiser men insure their health by using
Johnson's Tonic 1 .
Third. Johnson's Tonic Is a family
physician, ready to answer ten thousand
calls at once. Its fee is only 50 c*ents and
the good It does Is beyond human reckon
E'ourth. Johnson's Tonic costs 60 cents
a bottle if it cures. Not a single cent If
it does not.—ad.
To Brunswick and Return, gl.oo Via
the Plant System, Sunday*.
In addition to the Charleaton 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. m. and
5:20 a. m.—ad.
Before You Travel 4
North or West, address the undersigned
for lowest rates to all points via Balti
more and Ohio Railroad (Royal Blue Line),
finest, fastest and safest trains in the
world. Arthur G. Lewis, S. P. A., Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad. (Under At
lantic Hotel.) Norfolk, Vo.—ad.
■rotch and Irish Whlaklee.
Th* finest Imported from Scotland and
Ireland are to be had from Llppman
Brothers. They ara Imported by that firm
In bottles from tne distilleries In Scotland
and Ireland. And if you want the cele
brated Ola Highland Scotch whiskey, or
the Wheeler Irish whiskey, call on Llpp
man Brothers tor it.
This firm has decided to sell all Imported
wines and liquors at retail, which we think
la quite an acquiaitlon for our Savannah
Llppman Brothers have something espe
cially nice from Scotland called Cherry
whlekey, imported from Rutherford of
Leith, Scotland, and w* are safe In saying
nothing like this has ever been imported
In these parts before. It has the most
delightful cherry flavor, and the whiskey
4# not of the strongest type,—ad,
of Odds and Ends
Congress and Whitaker Sts.
A special offering is made of High
Grade Underwear at remarkably low
Ladies' Night Gowns of fine muslin.
Ladies' Night Gowns of fine cambric, in
the ever popular Empire style.
Ladles’ Night Gowns of extra fine cam
bric; charming styles, to please the most
critical taste. Trimmed in the daintiest,
prettiest and cleverest way, with lace and
Ladies' Skirt.-, made of special muslin,
with lace and Hamburg ruffle.
Ladies' Skirts of fine muslin, with threa
rows of neat lace insertion and handsome
wide lace edge.
Corset Covers, made for us, of good
muslin, all felled seams, may be had in
high or low neck.
Corset Covers of cambric, felled seams,
lace trimmed, woith double what we ask.
Corset Covers, French style, very fine
soft cambric, finished in finest style.
Ladies' Drawers of fine muslin, wide
umbrella ruffle, lace edges.
Ladies' Drawers of line muslin, full cut
and splendidly made.
A great assortment, and remem
ber very low prices.
LACES AND EMBROIDERIES
At Special Figures for This Week,
Our stock is very complete and includes;
Fine French Valenciennes Lace Edges
Nottingham Allovers, striped and scroll
Ecru and White Oriental, also Black
Swiss end Cambric Embroideries, all
best work, fast edges.
Fine Cambric Embroideries.
Pretty Openwork and Fine Cambrlo
Edges, suitable for skirt trimming.
Allover Cambric Embroideries.
OTHER SEASONABLE THINGS
AT SPECIAL PRICES.
All Silk Band Bow Ties, colors only.
Puff Ties, colors or black.
Fancy Silk and Bumchunda Imperial
Rumchunda "Bat Wing” Tie*.
Embroidered and Lawn Ties.
Ruehings, all colors.
Embroidered, scalloped and hemstitched
fine Cambric Handkerchiefs.
Ladies' All Linen Hemstitched Hand
Men’s All Linen Hemstitched Unlaun
Men’s All Linen Initial H. S. Handker
W’e want you to come and see our
Special bargains In Misses' Black Rlche
i lieu Ribbed Hose 15c; worth 30c.
Bargain Ladles’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
25c; worth 35c.
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Lace Hose
69c; worth $l.OO.
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Hose, silk
polka dot, 47c; worth 75c.
Bargain Ladies' Polka Dot and Fancy
Striped Hose 19c and 25c.
A 50c Towel for 25c.
Fine Large White and Colored Borders
Damask Towels only 25c.
MEN’S II lIP HOSE,
AT ABOUT ONE-HALF ITS VALIE.
Gente' Half Hose, regular 50c, this week
Gents' Half Hose, regular 35c, this week
Gents’ Fancy Half Hose, regular Soc,
this week 13c.
The corner Broughton and Barnard sts.
H. I Ml l IS.
125 Cipss 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
SCHOOLS A\D COLLEGES.
Bethel Academy, Va. In historic Northern
Virginia. Best references almost anywhere
In the Union. Thirty-third season begin*
Sept. 21st. Illustrated catalogue. Col. R. A.
1342 Vermont ave. and lowa Circle,
Washington, D. C.
Boarding School for young ladles. Send
for catalogue. Miss Mary Davenport
Chenoweth. Mra. Elizabeth C. Sloan.
NEAK CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.
For boys, Fully equipped Send (or catalogue.
JOHN R. SAMPSON. A. M . Principal.
TEXAS RED R. P.
HAT, GRAIN, FEED, FLOUR, ETC.
Vegetables and Produce.
New Crop B. E. and Cow Peas.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO,