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WILL APPROXIMATE 55,000.
SAVAWAH LIKELY TO MAKE A
Supervisor Hlnn Sn> Ilia Calcnla
tiona Are Rnaed I pon nn Increase
of 2* Per Cent, and That Other Re
ported Estimate* of Hl* Were I n
uathorl/ed—This Rate of Increase
Won I<l Give a Population of Vbouf
K 4.000. Which, in the Light of Re
cent Development*. Would He \ ery
ha t isfaotory.
Savannah may make a better showing
fr> the census repons than socne of her
citizens have been giving her credit for.
In the ordinary course of events the cen
sus bureau officials should soon reach Sa
vannah and the exact figures may be
known in the next few days.
In the meanwhile it is Just as well not
to underestimate the count. There is
reason to believe that the official figures
will not all far short of 00.000. It may
rot quite reach this figure, but the current
estimate of 52,0*00 is very likely at least 2,'<00
This latter estimate was attributed to
Supervisor Blur, notwithstanding he has
eince strenuously denied having made any
estimate at all. Asa matter of fact the
figures used by the Morning News were
the result of a calculation based upon the
hypothesis submitted by Mr. Blun
to the effect that Savannah
should be satisfied to obtain the same
rate of increase as some other larger
cities which had already been reported
upon. As the gains shown by these cities
were only 20 to 22 per cent., a calculation
on a similar basis for Savannah approxi
“If Cincinnati only shows a gain of 9 per
cent., I think Savannah ought to be sat
isfied with an increase of 25 i*-r cent-,’*
said Mr. Blun yesterday. “That would
give us 54,000 or then-abouts.’’
“You mean to say then that we can
expect 54,000 people?” inquired the report
“I said nothing of the kind,” replied Mr.
Blun. “I said that a 25 per cent, increase
would give us 54,000."
“You think, then, that an estimate of
25 per increase is about right?" Mr.
Blun was asked.
“That is what I have counted upon all
the time," he replied. “Mind you, this is
the first time I have made anything ap
proaching an estimate. Asa matter of
fact, I do not know the exact figures my
self, though I could come pretty close to
them if I would take the trouble to find
the total of a little list of figures I have
in my office. Even then I would he h
few points off, as I failed to take a mem
orandum of the total of one of the enu
With the light which he has before
him Mr. Blum’s remarks as to a 25 per
cent, increase, with a result of about 54,-
CIOO population, for the city, is very sig
Two months ago any estimate less than
60,000 would have been rejected with dis
dain by the average Savannahian, but
wiih the light which has been thrown
upon the subject and the recent experience
of other cities a gain of 25 per cent, is
likely to be accepted with a degree of sat
isfaction. and promises at the same time
to put Savannah well up in the list of
QIESTION WITH THE JURY.
Were the Alignment* to Dixon.
Mitchell A Cos. Preference*.
Judge Falligar.t charged the jury in the
case of W. R. L*eaken, suing a trustee of
the bankrupt estate of A. C. Seott, against
A. C. Scott and Dixon. Mitchell & Cos.,
yesterday morning, and the twelve good
men and true retired to make up their
•verdict. At an early hour this morning
they were still wrestling with the prob
lem and unable to reach an agreement.
A mistrial is probable.
The facts in the case were given in the
Morning News of yesterday. Briefly they
are that Scott has applied for a discharge
In bankruptcy from the Until'd States
District Court, and his affairs are now
-Under investigation by the referee. Dur
ing this investigation it appeared that ac
count* due the bankrupt and amounting to
•bout $1,7u0 had been transferred by him
to Dixon. Mitchell & Cos., who were among
his largest creditors.
The other creditors charged that the as
signment of these accounts to Dixon.
Mitchell & Cos. were mode when Scott
was insolvent, were preferences and
should not have been made. The conten
tion of the general creditors is that the
amount in dispute should be divided
among them all, and not go wholly to one
TO ROOT FOR BRUNSWICK.
AnieriennD.nl Chinaman on the
Ground* Thia Afternoon.
Chuh Hall, warranted by the Brunswick
team to be the only thoroughly American
ized Chinaman In the country and a base
ball fan of the first water, will be up from
Brunswick to-day to root for his own
team. It is said that Chuh’s antics and
words and gestures of encouragement, as
lie urge* the Brunswick players on to
victory, are alone worth the price of ad
He usually attends the games with a tin
horn in one hand and string of cow
bells in the other, probably hoping by
means of the noise created with these
Instruments, to scare away the evil spir
its who would otherwise interfere with
VICE PRESIDENT HOWARD.
JYHI Addre** Epunrih Lcngticra at
Grace Church To-night.
The Union of Epworth Leagues will hold
a rally meeting at Grace Church to-night
at 8:30 o’clock. The occasion will be the
visit to the city of Mr. W. M. Howard
of Bainbridge, first vice president of the
•ooiety. Mr. Howard was elected only re
cently to his present position, and this
will be his first official visit to Savannah.
He is in charge of the devotional work of
the league and will probably make that
phase of the work the principal topic of
Should there be sufficient time after the
principal address of the evening it Is ex
pected that several speakers will be call
ed on for short addresses on the recent
convention of the Southern Epworth
league, which met last week in Atlanta.
WILL FURNISH REPORTS.
Georgia Tele phone Company- Get*
Weather Contract at Tybee.
President W. A. Bisbee of the Georgia
Telephone Company received a letter yes
terday from the Interior Department at
Washington notifying him that the propo
sition of his company to furnish the
Weather Bureau reports from Tybee had
been accepted and that the contract would
be closed at once. The Tybee station of
the Georgia Company is located in the old
Martello lower and is very conveniently
situated for obtaining the information re
quired by the Weather Bureau. The re
ports have been furnished heretofore by
the Bell Telephone Company.
Bad blood Is a bad thing to inherit or
acquire, but bad blood may be made good
blood by taking Hood’a Sarsaparil’a.-*d
HORSE GUARDS MAY COME.
Capt. Hope Write* That Hi* Entire
Troop tiny Attend the Shoot.
Interest in the state rifle contests to be
h< Id here Sept. 3 and 4 has ihorough
!y aroused. Col. P. W. Meldrim of the
First Regim nt of Cavalry re.criv**d a Id
ler yesterday from Capt. Hope, command
ng the Governor’s Horse Guirds, one of
the troeps of the regiment, saying l-hat
two or three teams from that < rgariza
tion will be here to participate in the
f hcot. Cap . Hope also paid "that lie would
make an effort to br.ng his entire com
mand. His ability to accomplish this, he
said, would deperd upon the rate the
railroads would agree to for the occa
The attendance cf an entire troop of
< avalry. and such a crack command as
ihe Horse Guards are known to be, would
tea great feature for ihe shoDt. Th:se
w! o ar* pushing it along here trust that
Capt. Hone will be able to make satis
factory ai ra* g-meits with the railroads.
In view of the interest that has been
aroused among the military throughout
the state by the announcement of the
shoot. Jt has been suggested that it would
well to make the event of annual ie
currence. Upon the success of the coming
c ntfst, doub less, this will depend, and.
as the> indications are that the shoot will
prove very successful, it is I^*li• that
•he incentive of yearly matches may he
offered the stato troops to induce them to
devote mere time and attention to that
inportant adjunct of military training—
The state iias rot yet announce! whith
er it will defray the cost of tiansro tat ion
for teams pirticii ating in ihe shoot, r.or
has a per diem for the men been author
ized. Could these concessions be secured,
it is believed there would b? far more
than twenty bams enter the contests.
As it i-v that number is expected, but if
their expenses could be paid by the state,
many cf the out-of-town comma id-; would
send trams. This is what is earnestly de
sired by thos" in Savannah who arc in
terested in the shoot.
Though the matter has not been defi
nitely deteiminrd, it is believed the visit
ing trams will be ouartervi in the armo
ries in the city. The plan of camping on
the range was favored, but there is dif
ficulty about securing tenrage from the
state, as the cost of transportation would
have to be met.
STICK TO THEIR STORY.
Good* Shipped by Loeh and Ifnll Will
The only development in the case of Ben
*Loeb and T. E. Hall, the shrewd swin
dlers who were captured Wednesday* af
ternoon by Detectives Garrity and Shea
after they had robbed Messrs. Frank &
Cos., I. Epstein & Bro., and Eckman &
Yetsburg, was the fact that the first lot
of goods, that taken from Messrs. Frank
& Cos., o,r o part of It, had been expressed
from the city. To whom or to what point
Superintendent of Police Screven refused
to give out, but it is thought to be St.
Paul, Minn. The superintendent did say,
however, that the goods had been located
and would be returned to their owners
in due time.
The men refuse to talk of themselves
or have anything to say other than to re
iterate their first story that this is their
first job. The police authorities refuse to
believe this story, however, and yesterday
had the men photographed and also meas
ured by the Bertillon system. Their pic
tures and other data w T ill be sent to the
large Western cities, and in particular to
Kansas City, San Francisco and St. Paul,
where it is known the men have at some
time been, for the purpose of identifying
them if possible with their crimes which
it is the general opinion they have been
connected before their visit to Savannah.
It Is probable that the men will be giv
en a hearing this morning before the Re
corder. They* have secured as counsel Mr.
Robert L. Colding.
MAiUJFACrntE PINE PRODUCTS.
Pine Tar Chemical Company A*k*
A petition for the incorporation of the
Pine Tar Chemical Company was filed in
the office of the clerk of the Superior
Court on yesterday and will be advertised,
in accordance wiih the requirements of
law, once a week for four weeks.
The petition names C. W. Bilfinger, G.
I.reck and Jacob Gazan as the incor
porators of the new company and asks
that incorporation be granted for the pe
riod of twenty years, with the usual privi
lege of renewal at the expiration of that
time. The company asks permission to
engage in the manufacture of pine tar
products of every kind and in addition to
the manufacturing industries It proposes
to conduct, to carry on a general naval
stores, ship brokerage and merchandise
The works of the company, at the Four
Mile Hill, west of the city, were recently
destroyed by fire and a very considerable
loss was thus incurred. It is the evident
Intention to rebuild the old plant at once
and to resume opera lions on an even larg
er scale than has been the case in the
l>asi. The company has a paid-in capital
of SIB,OOO and authority is asked to in
crease this nt any time, in the discretion
of the board of directors, to any sum not
exceeding $500,000 and similarly to reduce
the amount of the capital stock to the
FIRST NEWS IN TWO MONTHS.
Report From Rev. XV. D. King Wn
Gladly- Received In Snvnnnnli,
The report in the Morning News of yes
terday that Rev. W. D. King had reached
Victoria, British Columbia, from China
was the first news in two months that his
Savannah relatives had heard of him.
They are expecting him to come direct to
Savannah, though no telegraphic advices
were received by them to Indicate that this
would be the case.
Rev. Mr. King left Savannah in Decem
ber, 1891, to labor In China under the aus
pices of the Gospel Mission Movement cf
the Baptist Church. He has done effi
cient service among the Chinese. He is a
Savannahian and is well known among the
people of the oily. His former friends
will gladly welcome him and congratulate
him upon his escape from the Boxers.
HIS LIFE DESPAIRED OF.
Policeman J. J. Hnrrett'a Condition
Policeman J. J. Barrett is very seriously
ill at his home on Indian street. Several
physicians have been in attendance, and
the sick man's life has been almost de
spaired of for the last day or two. Bar
rett was appointed a member of the po
lice force about eight years ago, and has
rendered very efficient service. He was
one of the police detectives for several
years, but was returned to the ranks some
RUN OVER 111 A TRAIN.
A Negro Had nn Arm and Both of
Hl* Leg* Cat Off.
An excursion train over the Seaboard Air
Line from Columbia yesterday morning
brought in the body of a negro who had
been killed at Rincon. The negro fell be
tween the wheels, and an arm and both
legs were cut off. He told the doctor at
Rincon that another negro had pushed
him under the train, hut thl* was a point
upon which no other evidence could be
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1900.
BRUNSWICK WON IN A WALK.
TOOK FIRST GAME FROM JACK
SONVILLE BY A SCORE OF 20 TO 6.
Good Crowd \Yftne**ed a Poor Exhi
bition of the National Game.
Brunswick Plied Up Six Run* In
the First and Three in the Second
Inning, Seeming to Throw Jack-
Monvclle Into n Stupor From Which
It Could Recover—Never in the
Game From the Jump—Error* Were
Costly One* for Roth Side*—Second
Game of Series This Afternoon.
A crowd of baseball fans much larger
than the game warranted turned out at
the Bolton street park yesterday afterncon
to witness the initial contest between the
Brunswick and Jacksonville aggregations.
The Brunswick team walked away from
their opponents to the tune of 20 to 6.
The game was dull and uninteresting,
the Jacksonville players failing into a
stupor in the first inning, from which they
never entirely recovered. The Brunswick
team put up a better article of ball, but
even their playing was not of the kind
that the fans had been led to expect, and
that they believed they would see. A
game of baseball is either wildly exciting
or stupidly and inanely tiresome; that of
yesterday was decidedly* of the latter de
Brunswick was first at the bit, and
Wolfe, the first player who faced Oli
phant. went to first on a misjudged fly.
Hallow'ell also reached first in safety*, and
was followed by* Villeneau. In the mean
time Ballantyne had fanned ihe air once
too often and been retired fiom the plate,
but the bases were full when Bud Harp
er picked up a stick and walked over to
the rubber. There was a plentiful clapping
of hands for this old Savannah player,
which giew into a roar as he lined out
a clean hit that scored Wolfe, and ad
vanced the o her men on the bases a peg.
With the assistance of a couple of hits
and as many* errors Brunswick piled up
six runs in its half of the first before it
Jacksonville never succeeded in making
the circuit for the first two innings, only
right men facing Holl'owoll during this
time. Brunswick, in its half of the sec
ond. added ihree runs to the six it had
made in the first and thus attained a
safe lead that was almost constantly in
Jacksonville players managed to cross
the home plate four times during the
third inning. Harrison started the ball
rolling with a dean hit, and Linton, Con
roy and O'Neill repeated the performance,
Harrison scoring on O’Neill’s single. A
short and hot one from Abbott's bat serv
ed to ret're Union at the p ate, Weiss
handing it in to in good shape.
However, Conroy, O’Neill and Abbott
scored on an error and Summer's
hit. This was the best run-making
that Jacksonville did during the game,
never succeeding in making more than
one in an inning at any other time.
Brunswick made three runs in the fifth,
two In .the sixth, five in the seventh and
one in the ninth, bringing up its score to
twenty. Jacksonville added a run in the
fourth and another in the eighth, leav
ing it with six to its credit when time
was called at the end of the game.
Hollo well pitched a good game for Bruns
wick and had good support. Oliphant,
though he was wild at times end found
it difficult to keep them near the plate,
and although he was hit freely, was at
times very effective. He sprained one of
his legs in the first inning and ambled
about on a game one for the test of the
trouble. It keut him from fielding his
position properly and the failure was ex
pensive, everything that went slowly
along in front of the plate counting as a
The errors that were made during the
game were costly ones for both teams.
The second game of the series will be
played this afternoon, with O'Neil in the
box for Jacksonville. He is said to be a
good one and the game of this afternoon
is expected, therefore, to be more inter
The following is a summary of the offi
cial score of yesterday's game:
Brunswick— AB. BH. R. PO. A. E.
Wolfe, I. f. &s. s.. 7 4 2 1 3 0
Hallowell, p 6 2 4 0 3 0
Ballantyne, c 5 2 2 10 0 0
Villlneau, lb 4 2 2 10 0 0
Harper, 2b 7 2 2 1 2 0
Weiss, s. s 2 12 0 11
Philips, 1. f 5 0 1 0 0 0
Holland, c. f 4 2 3 2 0 0
Garrett, 3b 5 2 1 2 4 1
Kaphan, r. f 4 1110 0
Tola! 49 18 20 27 13 2
Jacksonville— AB. BH. R. PO. A. E.
Harrison, 1. f 5 1 12 10
Linton. 3b 3 2 1 4 2 2
Conroy, 2b. A 5 1 1 3 1 2
O'Neil, c. f 4 3 10 11
Abbott, r. f 5 0 1 2 0 0
Middlcbrook, lb 5 0 0 7 0 1
Summers, c 110 110
Crippen, c 4 1 0 5 0 1
Brouthers, s. s 4 1 0 33 2
Oliphant, p 4 2 1 0 0 0
Totals 40 12 6 27 9 9
Score by Innings—
Brunswick 6 3 0 0 3 2 0 5 I—2o
Jacksonville 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 o—6
Summary—Two-base hits, Hallowell 2,
Ballantyne, Villineau; stolen bases, Har
rison. Linton, Brouthers 2, Hallowell 3.
Ballantyne 2, Garrett; left on bases.
Brunswick 13, Jacksonville 10; bases on
balls, by Hallowed 1, Oliphant 11; hit bats
man, Hallowell 2; struck out. by Hallo
well 6, by Oliphant 3; wild pitches, Oli
phant 1. Umpire, Mr. Goodenough. Scorer,
Mr. D. J. Charlton.
Despite the fact that the game was gen
erally uninteresting there were a number
of billllant plays, Garrett, for Brunswick,
covered the third bag of the series in
great shape, and Harrison played a rat
tling good game in left field for the boys
from Florida. Besides these good plays
were made by Kaphan, Linton, Brouthers
The fact that the Jacksonville boys
rolled Into the city just an hour before
yesterday's game is held to accounl for
the ompnratlvely | oor showing that they
made. This afternoon they will go into
the game witli now determination, and
with O'Neill in the box they expect to
make It a victory for Florida. Wolfe and
Ballantyne will be the battery for Bruns
A special from Brunswick to the Morn
ing News has the following to say:
Brunswick, Ga, Aug, 2.—The greatest
interest ltcally was centered in the first
of the scries of baseball games between
Jacksonville and Brunswick for SI,OOO a
side, now b< ing played on neutral grounds
in Savannah. Returns by innings font
the tilst cf the seties were displa'ed in
the Elk saloon to-day. and the streets
were blocked witli people who cheered th-'
good work of the Brunswick team when
the score ended 20 to 6 in favor of Bruns
wick. It whooped up things considerably,
and to-morrow a big crowd of rooters w 11
leave Brunswick for Savannah to place
money on the home hoys. Chue Hall, the
Chinese mascot, will accompany the, toot
ers, and as he has considerable wealth
made from a popular restaurant, his wad
will add materially to the betting
To Brunswick and Hrtnrn. gI.OO Via
Ihe Plant System, Sunday*.
In addition to the Charleston Sundsv
excursions, the Plant System ars selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of SI,OO for the
round trip. Trains lesvs at 2:10 a. to. and
6:20 a. m.—ad.
FOR CLERK AXI) CARRIER.
Ciril Srrvlpp Examination to nr Hold
Here Sept. 5.
A special examination of candidates for
the positions of carrier and clerk in the
Savannah Postofflee will be held on Sept.
5 by the Postofflee Board of Examiners of
the United States Civil Service Commis
In the circular announcing the examina
tion is contained the following informa
tion which will be of interest to pro-pectlve
candidates: "The examination will con
sist of spelling, arithmetic, letter writing,
penmanship, copying from plain copy, ge
ography of the United States, and reading
addresses. The arithmetic will consist of
tests in the fundamental principles, ex
tending as far as common and decimal
fractions and embracing problems.
The age limitations are: For clerk, not
less than 18 years; for carrier, between 21
and 10 years. Applicants for carrier must
be at least 5 feet 4 inches in hight and
weigh not less, than 125 pounds.
No application will be accepted for this
examination unless filed in complete form
with the beard at the Postoffice in Sa
vannah before then hour of c osing bus
iness on Aug. 30.
This examination is open to all citizens
of the United States, who may desire to
enter the service, and who comply with
the requirements. All such persons are
invited to apply, and applicanis will be
examined, graded, and certified with en
tire impartiality, and wholly without re
gard to any consideration save to their
ability as shown by the grade they at
tain in the examination, but from those
certified the department usually s-lect
for appointment eligibly* who are resi
dents of the di trlcts in which the vacan
For application blank, full instructions,
specimen examination quesiiors, and in
fo: mation relative to the duties and sala
ries of the different positions, and the lo
caiion of the examination room, apply to
Mr. Harry R. Rawls, secretary of the
board of examiners at the Postoffice.
RESISTED THE OFFICER.
Carolina Negro 14 ill Fare Recorder
On Three Charges.
March Mcßride, a colored man from
"Calira,” was arrested in the Central de
pot yesterday on a charge of being drunk
and disorderly. He objected to ne'.ng sent
to the barracks and fought Patrolman
Connelly until subdued. He will appear
befera the Recorder this morning on the
charges cf being drunk and di .orderly, t
sisting the arresting officer, and carrying
Thirteen prisoners appeared on the dock
et at the Recorder’s Court yesterday
morning. By far the greater number of
them were up on minor charges and were
given the usual sentences with ihe choice
of fines or imprisonments.
Curry Jackson, colored, who is charg and
with the theft of a valise from Jordan
Green some time ago was remanded to
the City Court, and so was J. W. Hay,
white, charged with larceny from C. A.
Price. j ; ,
FROM OLD CAROLINA.
The Excursion Season the Best Sa
vannnh Has Ever Known.
An excursion train of 10 cars arrived
yesterday morning from Sumter, 8. C.,
bringing about 1,000 people, 200 of whom
were white. This is the second party of
excursionists from that section of South
Carolina this week. They cams over the
Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air
This nay be called the grand exems'on
year for Savannah, as there >s hardly a
day that one or more train loads cf peo
ple do not arrive. They have been coming
from the states of Alabama and Fior'da,
to say nothing of those from all over
Georgia, but especially the cities of At
lanta, Augusta and Macon. Now South
Carolina is adding to the crowds that
want to see the only growing and go
ahead city on the South Atl antic c.ast,
YESTERDAY HOT AND Ht'MIO.
Itntns and Thunderstorms Predicted
for To-day and To-morrow.
Hot and humid is the best way to de
scribe the weather that was Savannah's
portion yesterday. The maximum tem
perature for the day was 92 degrees and
occurred at 3 o'clock p. m., while the min
imum was 74 degrees and occurred at 6
The state forecast for to-day and to-tnor
row is for local rains and thunderstorms
on tile coast, but fair in the interior. Light
north to east winds may be expected.
A meeting of the grand jury cf the Su
perior Court has been calld for the af
terncon of next Tuesday, when a number
of indictments against alleged criminals
who are now under arrest or out on bond
will he presented by the solicitor general.
The regular Friday night ball will be
given at Isle of Hope to-night and a good
time is in store for those who attend. A
five-pound box of candy, donated by Mr.
Paul Conida, will be given to the Indy
guessing che correct number of people
on the pavilion. Cars leave Tenth and
Whitaker streets every half hour.
A Bcnntifnl Fruit Set Presented to
All. Friday and Saturday.
In order to introduce our new crop of
teas and finest roasted coffees we will
present to all purchasers of the following
One pound Thea Nectar tea 60c
One pound Japo tea 75c
One pound A. & P. baking powder 45c
One pound best pepper 50c
One pound best mustard 50c
Two bottles extract (any kind) 50c
$1 worih of coffee (any kind).
60c worth of tea (any kind).
75c worth of tea and coffee.
This beautiful fruit set consists of one
large glass srnud, with holder, measuring
12 inches in diameter and 36 inches In cir
cumference, heavily engraved, and bevel
led edged. They have only to be seen to
he appreciated. Don’t blame us if you
fall to get one. The Great Atlantic and
Pacific Tea Company, 106 Broughton
street, west; telephone 616.—ad.
The summer Is passing, have you taken
in Ihe Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip,
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 tnsure*%.ieir health by using
Johnson's lonic l .
Third. Johnson's Tonic is a family
physician, ready to answer ten thousand
calls at once. Its fee is only 60 cents and
the good it does is beyond human reckon
Fourth. Johnson'* Tonic costs 60 cents
a bottle if it cure*. Not a single cent if
it does not.—ad.
Summer Excursion Tickets.
Are now on sale at the lowest rates to
all points via Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road (Royal Blue Line). For detailed
information apply to
Arthur G. Lewis,
S. P. A., under Atlantic Hotel,
MAY YET BE VICE PRESIDENT.
STILL RELIEVED MR. SCOTT WILL
COME TO SAVANNAH.
Mr. Morton F. Plant's Election to the
Vice Presidency of the Plant Sys
tem Regarded ns Temporary—Mr.
Scott Said to Hnve Reen Offered
the Position and to Have Accepted
It, but Hls Contrnct With the
Georgia Rnllrnnd Does Not Expire
I mil Jan. I—Mr. Plnnt Will Fill in
A story is afloat among Plant System
people that the election of Mr. Morton F.
Plant to the vice presidency of the sys
tem is to hold good for but a short time.
Several have been heard to say that they
believe General Manager T. K. Scott of
the Georgia Railroad will be made vice
president about Jan. 1. The annual elec
tion of directors of the Plant System will
be held in the early fall, but it is not
likely, the story goes, that Mr. Scott will
then be chosen, as his contract with the
Georgia Railroad will not have expired.
It is said an effort was made to induce
Mr. Scott to come to the Plant System
to fill the position resigned by Vice Pres
ident S. R. Knott. Negotiations proceed
ed until Mr. Scott agreed, but it was then
discovered that he could not get away
from the Georgia. He has a contract
with the road that will not expire until
After Mr. Knott’s resignation, It was
currently reported that Mr. Scott would be
the next man. The people with the Plant
System who would discuss the matter
took that view of it, and it is now gener
ally believed that he will yet be at the
head of the physical operation of the
WILLIAMS IS ASSISTANT.
Appointed to the Fifth Division nf
the Seaboard Air Line.
Circulars have been issued announcing
the appointment of Mr. C. T. Williams as
assistant superintendent of the Fifth di
vision of the Seaboard Air Line, with
office at Jacksonville, Fla. The appoint
ment became effective Aug. 1, It is
signed by Superintendent D. E. Maxwell
and is countersigned by Vice President E.
St. John and General Superintendent V.
COMPLYING W ITH THE LAW.
Railroad* Will Hnve Their Freight
Cgr* Properly Equipped.
The railrods are continuing their work
on their freight cars, equipping them with
airbrakes and automatic couplers. They
intend to comply with the Interstate Com
merce law'. All the cars will not be
equipped with the new appliances, as
that is not required, but the roads will
see to it that there are enough to in
sure the proper handling of trains.
The law demands that 80 per cent, of
the freight cars in a train be equipped
with airbrakes. The Interstate Com
merce Commission construed that per
centage as necessary in order to insure
the prompt stopping of trains, but rail
road men do not think so many cars are
President John M. Egan of the Central
said yesterday that his road proposes
complying with the law in all its details,
but that in level country forty per cent,
of the cars equipped with airbrakes
would answer to stop a train promptly.
When the Central’s trains are engaged
in interstate business, however, they will
have eighty per cent, of airbrakes.
The Central is still making the attach
ments. Mr. Egan says it costs a road
from SIOO to $125 a car to put on the air
brakes and the couplers. With some of
the old style couplers to be supplanted
by the new, the cost is greater than with
others, as the beams have to be worked
upon or replaced.
Mr. W. B. Symonds, superintendent of
motive power of the Plant System, said
that the question of airbrakes and auto
matic couplers for freight cars was in a
fair way to settle itself. All the rods, he
declared, have been having their freight
cars constructed with these attachments
for several years. They anticipated the
law becoming effective and were prepar
ing for it.
GOES TO JACKSONVILLE.
Peterson Stays With the Seaboard.
Boyleston Out at Columbia.
Mr. F. V. Peterson goes to Jacksonville
at traveling passenger agent for the Sea
board Air Line. He gave up his position
here on Wednesday. He is succeeded by
Mr. William Butler, Jr., who formerly
filled the position. Mr. Peterson's friends
will be pleased to know that he Is con
tinued with the Seaboard.
Mr. S. D. Boyelston was not retained.
He was traveling passenger ag;nt at Co
lumbia and had many friends in this city,
where he spent two years as ticket agent
before going to Columbia. He severed bis
connection with Seaboard on Wedsneday.
OFFICE AT THE WHARF.
Baltimore Tickets Will be Sold
There For a Few Hays.
The Merchants' and Miners’ Transporta
tion Company is fitting up the new office,
No. 112 Bull street, that is to be occupied
shortly by its ticket agent. The company
has abandoned the offide at the rear of
Livingston's drug store, which is now be
ing prepared for another tenant. Until
the work necessary before the new ticket
office can be occupied by Mr. Sam Smith
he will sell tickets at the Merchants' and
Under a New Firm Name.
The soda and mineral water business
conducted in Savannah for the last third
of a century by the late James Ray, is to
be continued by his son, James C. Ray,
and his giandson,James Cullen Ray, un
der the firm name of James Hay’s Sons.
The business is an old one and. under'the
direction of its old proprie or. its products
were well known in Savannah and the
surrounding country. It will be carried on
by anew firm in accordance with the
ideals of business inculcated by Its found
er, which he pursued with profit to him
self and satisfaction to his patrons.
Chair cars on Plant System excursions
to Charleston every Sunday; engage your
seats on Saturdays at the De Soto Hotel
A Delicious Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and la truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; it
la exhilarating and dellcloua.
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 gold
by the box of 60, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfecloa, 64.50 at Llpptnan Bros., whole
sale druggists. Barnard and Congresa
streets, of this city.—ad.
All Skin Diseases Cored
By a wonderful ointment called Tetterlna
"It la the only thing that gives me relief.”
wrltee Mre. M. E. Latimer. Bl'oxl. Misa.
She had an itchy breaking out on har
skin. It cure* tetter, salt rheum, and ail
other skin troubles. 50e per box at your
druggist, or send -.tee amount in stamps
to J. T. Shuptrlne, Savannah, Ga ud.
Mr. N. H. Smith of Sumter is registered
at the Pulaski.
Mr. D. McEacldn of Dordele Is the guest
of the Scr.ven
Mr. W. C. Ligon of Cordele is the guest
of the De Soto.
Mr. H. W. Hall of Atlanta was at the
Mr. William Moran of Sumter is regis
tered at the Pulaski.
Mr. W. 6. Bennett of Augusta Is the
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. Hewitt Creik of Thomasville is the
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. William J. Allen of Luray is regis
tered at the Screven.
Mr. A. H. Brothers of Charleston is a
guest of the Screven.
Mr. M. E. Hertz of Charleston is the
guest of the De Soto.
Mr. Paul W. Johnson of Atlanta is reg
istered at the Pulaski.
Mr. O. P. McKinney of Cordele is reg
istered at the Pulaski.
Mr. A. S. McMillan of Bartow, Fla., is
registered at the Screven.
Mr. C. B. Howard, Jr., of Atlanta is
reg.stered at the De Soto.
Mr. J. W. Baughman of Wagner, S. C.,
is the guest of the Screven.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hicks of Reynolds
are the guests of the Pulaski.
Mr. R. A. Malone of Albany was among
yesterday's arrivals at the Pulaski.
Mr. F. G. Hodgson of Athens was among
the arrivals at the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. J. Kay left via the Seaboard Air
Line yesterday for Old Point Comfort.
Mr. R. R. Harris of Cordele was in the
city yesterday, the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. R. C. Harris of Cordele was in the
city yesterday, the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. A. H. Wilder of Sumter was in the
city yesterday, the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. A. G. Hicks of Reynolds was in the
city yesterday, the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. J. K. Love left for Old Point Com
fort yesterday via the Seaboard Air Line.
Mrs. K. McGehee of Reidsville was in
the ci y yesterday the guest of the Pulas
Miss Mattie Hicks of Reynolds was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yester
Mr. John H. Deveieuxof Charleston was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yester
Mr. Charles S. Heard of Augusta was
in the city yesterday the guest of the De
Mr. Miner Lewis of Montezuma was in
the city yesterday, and stayed at the Pu
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Powell left via the
Seaboard Air Line yesterday for Blowing
Mr. F. j. Pons of Jacksonville was in
the city yesterday, the guest of the
Mr.Paul E. Canova of Jacksonville was
in the city yesterday, the guest of the
Mr. John W. Dickey of Augusta was
In the city yesterday and stayed at the
Mr. W. B. Freeman, Jr., of Higgston
was among the a:rivals at the Pulaski
'Mr. and Mrs. A. Hermann of Eastman
were among the arrivals at the Pulaski
Mr. F. C. Hubbell is due to arrive from
New York this morning on the City of
Mr. S. C. Powell was among the passen
gers of the Seaboard Air Line yesterday
for Starke, Fla.
Judge William F. Eve and daughter of
Augusta were iu the city yesterday, and
stayed at the De Soto. '
Mr. W. C. Haslam is a passenger on the
City of Birmingham, which will arrive
from New York this morning.
Mr. Goulding Chandler, formerly of this
city, but now doing business in Sumter, S.
C., spent yesterday in the city.
Misses Mamie Lebey and Maggie Chan
dler expect to leave to-day for Asheville,
for the remainder of the summer.
Mr. J. Merrick Reid, a gentleman well
known in this city, where he spent sev
eral years of his life, was among the ex
cursionists who arrived from Sumter, £>.
Mr. C. P. Miller, president of the Ep
worth League of Trinity Church, has re
turned from the conference of the South
ern Epworth League, which was held at
The many friends of Mr. Pascal N.
Strong will learn with regret of his illness.
He was brought in from Beaulieu last
night, and is now at the home of his
father, Rev. Charles H. Strong, on Gaston
Mrs. V. V. Moloy has gone North to pur
chase the fall and winter stock for Jack
son, Metzger & Co.'s ladies’ suit depart
ment. Later on Mrs. Moloy will visit
Trenton and Red Bank, N. J., and Wash
ington, D. C.
Mr. Thomas M. Ray, a former resident
of Savannah, and well know:: to many per
sons here, but who has been living the
last fifteen years of his life in Palatka, is
spending some days in the city. Mr. Ray
has visited Savannah only once before
the present time, since he left here in 1885.
Mr. Ray is an ex-alderman and prominent
business man of the city he has made his
The riant System excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 6:20 a. m.
Sundays; tickets are sold at one dollar for
the round trip.—ad.
Sunday Trip* w Brunswick Vln
Plant System g I.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m —ad.
To file Mountains.
In the nick of time.
Just when you are yawning and feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottltfof
Graybeard Is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard
pills. Little treasures—2sc 'be box. Res
tless Drug Cl. Proprietors.—\d.
A Reeelvmg Teller.
A receiving teller at a good bank said
that he was about to get sick. He felt
tired all time; sleep did not refresh
him; felt as If he ought to take vacation
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about as good as new.
Get Graybeard at all drug atores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—2sc the bog.
Respess Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—ad.
We have a nice line of cider In bottles
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Molt A Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Ltppmen Bros, cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets' Sa
For Over Fifty Years.
Mrs. Winslow's Soolhlng Syrup has been
used for children teething. It soothes ths
child, soflens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and Is the beat remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-live cento a bottle
French Olive OH.
The best ollv* oil In ths world is made
by Marcua Alloth of Bordeaux. France,
who i* known as making the only finest
grade of olive oil, pressed from selected
Llppman Brothers are agents for this
bouse, and carrjr this olive oil to hot ties
WM. &H. H. V Jk
NOT ON YOUR TIN
IS THERE A SPECK OF RUST, IF IT
COMES FROM OUR STOCK.
It Never Will Rust. If it does, come back
and get your money.
It's only here you get this TIN. We are
exclusive AGENTS, but our prices are
not exclusive at all. In fact, we sell you
ANTI-RUST TIN as low as you can buy
good quality tin elsewhere, and though on
the Anti-Rust guarantee.
Our stock is full and complete. CUT
GLASS. SOLID SILVER, and all the
other articles found in a first-class store.
OUR PRICES ARE LOWEST.
G. W. ALLEN & CO.,
STATE AND BARNARD STS.
HOSE ASH ItEELSj
EDWARD LOVELL’S SO AS, i
113 Broughton Street, West. ]
TEXAS RED R. P.
HAY, GRAIN. FEED. FLOUR, ETC.
Vegetable* and Produce.
Crop H. E. and Cow Pena*
W. D. SIMKINB & CO.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
BAY STREET. West.
For your stock The fly season to now ••
tis end the time to use
Tough on Flies,
a lotion when applied will prevent you*
boraes and cattle from being pestered. Try
It and be convinced.
HAY, GRAIN. BRAN, COW FEEI*
CHICKEN FEED, eto.
T. J. DAVIS,
Phone 223. 11* Bay slraet, west.
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PORT SCREVEN, Tybee Island, Ga..
Aug. 1, 1900.—Scaled propoals.ln triplicate,
will be received heie until 12 m., Sept. 1,
1900, for constructing 1 store houße. U.
S. reserves right to accept or reject any
or all proposals or any part thereof. In
formation furnished on application. En
velope containing proposals should ba
marked "Proposals for Constructions,"
address John L. Hayden. Q. M.
SCHOOLS AM) COLLEGES.
L. M. BLACKFORD, M. A., Principal.
For Boys. Three miles from Alexandria,
Vi., and eight from Washlrgton, D.
C. The 62d year opens Sept. 26, 1900. Cata
logue sent on application to the principal
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