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NEW BUILDING AGREED UPON.
HANDSOME. STRICTURE WILL RE
PLACE THE OLD ACADEMY.
Committee* of the Board of Trustee*
and thf Board of Education Caine
to an Agreement—Both Mr. 1 rban'i
l loor. Plan and Hi* Elevation Ac
cepted—He AVill Now Draw Plan*
and Spec i Beat lon s. and Bill* \% ill
Be Advertised for—\rchitectoral
Adornment for the Structure— It I*
Probable That an Astronomical
Observatory Will Snrmount the
The commißeta from the board of trus
tees of Chatham Academy and the Board
of Edocatiot. have agreed upon the build
ing that is to take the p.ace of that por
tion of the academy destroyed by fire.
Both floor plan and elevation have been
accepted, the only reservation being that
the bids received when plans and specifi
cations? have been furnished contractors,
shall be within the means of the board
Mr. Henry Urban is the architect who
designed the building. At an informal
meeting some days ago, the two commit
tees adopted the floor plan he submit
ted. and the elevation later drawn by Mr.
Urban was accepted at an Informal gath
ering of the committeemen in his office.
Mr. Urban agreed to go immediately
about the work of drawing plans and
specifications. It is believed that some
three weeks will be required for this
v.*ork, after which another two weeks will
be required for the advertisement for
bids. The bids having been handed in,
it is thought but little time will be lost
in coming to a decision as to who shall
do the work, as both board* are anxious
that it be advanced as rapidly as may be*
consistent with the best results.
The academy muddle now seems to be
in a fair way toward settlement. For
many months the two boards "were una
ble to reach an agreement as to jusi
what manner of building should replace
Ahat portion of the old academy destroy
ed, and public interest wan keen. It was
generally desired that a structure, not
only well adapted to senool purposes, but
with a handsome exterior os well, should
be erected, as the locality 4s an important
one and is already graced by several im
posing buildings. This desire will be re
alized. for it is generally conceded <nat
the design Mr. Urban furnished contem
plates a pleasing exterior as well as com
fortable and convenient interior arrange
The building will front upon Ogle
thorpe avenue. It will be three stories
high, and it is probable that the material
will be pressed brick with trimmings of
etone. The facade will not be an unbrok
en line, an there will be a projecting por
tion, in the center of which will be the
entrance. In this projection, where light
and air will be furnished in abundance,
will be eix rooms, two on each floor. Sur
mounting either end ot the projecting por
tion will be*an ornamental gable.
The entrance will be a feature of the
building. Steps will lead to it from the
street, and the children will pass beneath
e lofty arch supported by four pillars
Some twenty feet back from the entry
i* the door that gives access to the build
ing. leaving a spacious lobby or recess
Above the entrance, running between the
two gables mentioned, wi.l an orna
mental balustrade, while the entire struc
ture will be surmounted by a cupola, the
top of which, in all probability, will be
used as an observatory.
If the plans of the committee can be
carried out, the High School telescope,
a very fine glass, will be mounted in the
observatory. This will be modeled upon
the plan of one of the most celebrated in
tbe country, a dome being so arranged
as to move readily upon rollers. In thl*
dome there will be a quadrantal spa*.*?
left free, permitting an unobstructed view
of the heavens through the telescope.
Stairways wi.l lead to the dome, and a
rai.lng will inclose a veranda about it.
Upon this veranda the High School pupils
ATho use the tetescope may gather. The
observatory feature is a very desirable
one. and it is believed general satisfac
tion would be caused if it should be found
possible to build it with the funds the
trustees will be able to devote to the struc
Superintendent Ashmore says he does
not know’ of a-public school system in the
South that has such an observatory. Many
cities in the North and West, he says,
have observatories, whence studies of the
heavens are made. Mr. Ashmore believe?
the addition of the observatory would add
to the architectural beauty of the building,
as well as completing it educationally,
for the Instruction the High School pupils
receive in astronomy couid be improved
through the agency of such n point of
observation. Something of the kind, too
is needed for the High School telescope’
which now has to be mounted on the
ground when needed.
< will be made bet ween the
new building and the High School.the only
portion of the Academy that remained aft
er the fire. The buildings will be Joined to
gether. In the new building there will be
twenty-four rooms for classes and two
for the principals of the schools, Chatham
No. l and'Chatham No. 2, which wul oc
cupy the Academy.
A WASHINGTON MINISTER.
Conducted Service* at (he Lutheran
Church of the A*cen*ion.
Rev. John C. Bowers of Washington,
D.‘ C., pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran
Church In that city, conducted both ser
vices yesterday nt the Lutheran Church
of the Ascension. Mr. Bowers left last
night for Washington, after a very pleas
ant stay of three days in Bavannah.
Fairly large congregations heard Mr.
Bower* at both services. In the morning
he preached upon the obligations that art
owed the church by its members, taking
the sixth verse of I’saim 118. “Let all the
people say amen," as his text. At ihe
evening service, his sermon was fro.n
the text, John 18:40, “Barrabbas was a
The pastor of the Church of the Ascen
sion. Rev. L>r. W. C. Schaeffer. will leave
to-morrow for Norlh Carolina upon ills
vacation. He will be gone until about
the middle of September. During his
absence his pulpit will be filled by Rev.
J. W. Neaee of Rffingham county.
LIBIT. MAHER TO LEAVE,
Popular Coin in a nilcr of the Tybee
Ordered on Sea Duty.
Lieut. Georg© B. Maher, of the revenue
cutter service, who has been stationed ot
Savannah for the last several years In
command of the revenue cutter Tybee,
has been ordered on sea duty.
This news will be received with great
regret by the many friends of Lieut.
Maher here, to whom be has endeared
himself by many courtesies and acta of
Lieut. Maher is now North with his
family on a vacation. He has not yet
been assigned, but will call at Washing
ton for orders. He will return to Savan.
nah before departing for his new station.
The little Tybee will hardly seem like the
same boat without her popular com
The Plant Byetem excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 6:20 a. m
Sundays ; tickets are sold at one dollar for
the round trip.—ad.
MRS. CHARLES ELLIS DEAD.
Panned Away Vraterday Afternoon
After n Long Hines*.
Mrs. Clara M. Ellis died late yester
day afternoon at her residence, No. 105
Oglethorpe avenue, east, after a lingering
illness. In her death Savannah loses one
of the noblest of the w’omen, who have
devoted themselves to all manner of char
ities and eleemosynary works, and she
will be mourned, not only by relatives and
friends, but by the many who have been
the beneficiaries of the aid that has been
given through the societies and organiza
tions with w'hich she has been connected.
The birthplace of Mrs. Ellis was Little
Falls, Herkimer county, New York, and
her maiden name was Clara Myers. She
was born in 1833 and resided until her
young womanhood in New’ York. Her
health becoming impaired, she removed
to Apalachicola, Fla., where she was mar
ried in 1854 to the late Mr. Charles Ellis.
In 1866 Mr. and Mrs. Ellis came to Sa
Mrs. Ellis was a member of Christ
Church, and her interest in the affairs
o? the parish was always marked. Upon
her coming to Savannah, she identified
herself with the church, and never did
she swerve from the path that conscience
dictated as the right and proper one for
her to follow. To do good was her chief
aim, and thousands have been aided
through her instrumentality and those
who have worked with her.
Mrs. Ellis held many office* in the
Christ Church societies. At the time of
her death she was vice president of the
Bishop Elliott Society, in which she had
always manifested the greatest pride.
She was president, too. of the Diocesan
Society. An enumeration of the religious
and charitable works in which she was
engaged would embrace practically all
connected with Christ Church, but it may
b? noted that her desire for the advance
ment of the cause of the Master was so
great that she strove for the dissemina
tion of the* Word, organizing and conduct
ing weekly a Bible cla9 for ladiea at her
Two sons and two daughters survive
Mrs. Ellii. The daughters are Miss Mary
L Ellis and Mrs. P. A. Waring, and the
sons arc Mr. Charles Ellis and Mr.-Fred
erick H. Ellis, the latter of Chicago
They have the sympathy of many friends
extended them in their bereavement.
The funeral wiN take place thte after
noon et 5:30 o’clock, from the late resi
dence. The interment W’ill be at Bona
AN OUNCE OF LAUDANUM.
\. G. Hnbliard’s Close Call With the
An attempt to commit suicide by tak
ing laudanum was made yesterday morn
ing about 9 o’clock, by a w hite man named
A. G. Hubbard, a w’heelwright, employed,
it i? said, by Mr. T. A. Ward. The man
drank, it is thought, an ounce of the
liquid and had taken it about an hour
before the fact was discovered.
When the discovery was made he was
token by Patrolman Cameron to the office
ot Dr. Frederic Wahl, No. 150 West Broad
street. When he reached the office the
effects of the drug were so pronounced
that the doctor would not send him to the
hospital, for fear that he would die on
the way, but immediately started to work
or. him with the remedies usual to such
Only by hard and continued work was
the mans life saved, the doctor treating
him almost continuously from the time
that he was brought to the office until
9 o’clock last night, when he was pro
nounced out of danger, and sent home in
an ambulance. Hubbard was utiable to
talk about the matter last night, and no
one else was able to give any reason for
the act that so nearly cost him his life.
SMASHED A WINDOW.
Vpparpnt Attempt to Hob Store of
YVftlnh * Meyer.
An attempt to enter the store of Walsh
& Meyer was made last night, probably
about 9 o’clock. The thief forced open the
window in the rear of the store in Con
gress street lane and smashed the inner
glass window, but was probably fright
ened away before he could secure any
thing, os no part of the stock was missing
when an examination was made.
The open window attracted the atten
tion of Patrolman Frank T. Wail, who at
first supposed that it had been opened
from the inside hy someone in the store,
but a closer examination showed him the
broken glass, so he at once entered the
store and searched It,wt>ut failed to find
any further sign of the burglar or bur
The proprietors of the store were noti
fied and Miss Meyer came down. She
thinks that none of the stock was taken
and that the would-be burglar was prob
ably frightened away before he could
make a haul.
THE FATHER ARRESTED.
J. n. York Charged With Kidnapping
His Own Child.
An attempt 10 kidnap the child of Mrs.
J. B. York is the charge that was entered
at the barracks against two white men
who were arrested by Patrolman Lovett
The men are J. B. York, the father of
the child, and Ed. Harrison. The charge
was preferred by Mrs. York, who states
that the men came to the house and
would have taken (he child, a baby less
than two years old, but for the timely in
terference of herself.
The attempt to secure the child by the
father is the result of family differences,
which none of the persons concerned
cared to discuss. Mrs. York did sav.
however, that the effort was merely the
result of spite, while York maintains that
he lias a right to the child, and says,
furthermore, that he Intends to have it.
The case will be heard before the re
corder this morning.
THE CENTRAL’S EARNINGS. |
Excellent Shooing Mnde for the
Third YYeek of .Vuly.
The earnings of the Central of Georgia
Railway for the week ending the third
week of July were *134,565, against *97,728
for the corresponding week last year, and
*3,293,849 from Jan. 1 to the end of the
third week of July, against *2.898,973 for
the corresponding period of last year.
It has been a noticeable fact that the
earnings of American railways for the
isisf few months have shown excellent
gains, and the Central stands well among
those which have attracted attention in
this regard. The business of the rood
seems to have picked up a great deal, due
In a large measure to the prosperity
among the farming classes, and the con
sequent benefit to the railroads in the
movement of crops. As the movement of
the cotton crop Is near at hand it is very
probable that the Central's good showing
from the movement of the fruit crop* will
continue to be reflected In the movement
To Brunswick ana Return, gi.no Via
the Flant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleaton Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Bru>iawlck, good on
Sundays only, at rata of *I.OO for the
round trip. Trains lsavs at 2;10 a. m. and
>1:20 a. m.—ad.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1900.
MOTORMAN VARNADO DEAD.
WOUNDS PROVED FATAL LATE YES
Hl* Dying Statement Secured by Cor
oner Goette—Seahrovk Hay*, the
Murderer, Still at Large, but Every
Effort Being Made to Secure Hi*
Arre*t—A Reward of SIOO Offered
by tbe Street Hallway Company.
Hl* Brother, Joneph Hay*, Arrest
ed, but Denies Any Knowledge of
the Crime—lnqnest May Be Held
Lucius B. Yarnado, the motorman who
was shot by Seabrook Hays Saturday
nigh at Sandfly station, died at the Sa
vannah Hospital yesterday afternoon at
6:45 o’clock. The dead man’s brother-in
law and his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Eddy of this city, were with him w’hen
he died. H4s wife, who is in Walterboro,
S. C., could not be reached by w’ire at
the time of the shooting, nor yesterday,
and will hardly get here before this af
Coroner Goette was notified of Varna
dos death last night, and will probably
hold an inquest to-day. The funeral ar
rangements have not yet been made.
Yarnado, Mr. H. M. Lofton, manager
of the Savannah, Thunderbolt and Isle
of Hope road, said yesterday, was one
of the best men in the company’s em
ploy. and his loss is very much regretted
by the company, which has offered a re
ward of SIOO for the capture* of his player.
The murderer turns out to be, not Jas
per Hays, as was at first reported, but his
brother, Seabrook Hays.
That Seabrook Hays has not yet been
captured is no fault of the dead man’s
friends, particularly the motormen and
the conductors of the road. Early yester
day morning about twenty or twenty-five
of Yarnado' companions secured a spe
cial Jar and went out to the scene of the
shooting to search for the assailant. The
woods in the neighborhood and the houses
where it was thought the fugitive might
have been secreted were searched thor
oughly, but without avail. While the men
were still at the station Jasper Hay3, who
was then thought to be the man wanted,
came up. He was Immediately covered
with pistols, guns and rifles, with which
the crowd was well provided, and ordered
to throw up his hands. Some of the crowd
were for dealing him summary punishment
at once, but the thoroughly frightened ne
gro managed to explain that he was not
the man that had done the shooting. He
further told the crowd that Seabrook Hays
was the one they were looking for, and
that he had met him about half a mile
down the Montgomery road a short time
after the shooting, end that he
w’as then headed toward Savan
nah. The crowd brought taeir
prisoner with them back to the
city and then made him take them to all
of the places that he thought his brother
likely 10 be, or to visit, while In the city.
Seabrook has been the driver for Dr.
R. B. Harris and had been living, when
he stayed in Savannah, in a house in
Gordon street lane, between Drayton and
Abercorn streets, with a woman named
MoKeever. The stables of Dr. Harris, in
Perry street lane, were searched, and
then a visit was made to the house of
the woman. Both this and a neighbor
ing one, that is occupied by a friend of
Hays, was searched, but without result.
The searchers were convinced that if
Hays was not in the house he was some
where in the immediate vicinity, and they
scattered pickets on all of the comers
and at every avenue of escape, and kept
(hem there until convinced that the man
was not to be found. About daylight the
McKeever woman, another woman and a
man were seen on Drayton street, near
Gordon. They were immediately halted.
The man proved to he not the one want
ed, and Ihe other woman shotved that
she had no connection with the matter,
and both were allowed to go, but Mc-
Keever, who is thought to know some
thing about the whereabouts of Hays, or,
at least, his plans for escape, was turn
ed over. together with Jasper Hays, to
Patrolman Tom Murphy, who had been
aiding the men in their search. They
were taken to the barracks, and later
to the jail, where they now are.
When searched at the barracks Jasper
Hays was found to have a razor and
a billy. When seen by a Morn
ing News reporter at the jail
yesterday afternoon, Jasper told whet he
claimed to be all that he knew of the
matter, He had been to a dance on the
Montgomery road, he said, but the dance
had been broken up early, and he and n
companion had decided to go to another
one held at a house near Isle of Hope
To reach this place they would have to
go by Sandfly Station. When within
about three-quarters of s mile of the sta
tion he had heard the pistol shots, and
shortly after, met his brother walking
hurriedly tow'ard lown. He asked him
about the matter and was told that “Mr.
Varnado” had ehot at him twice, and that
he had shot IMr. Varnado. “Then,” said
Jasper, “he went on and I went to the
It was while returning from this dance
that Hays was held up by the crowd that
had gone to the scene of the shooting.
Asked if his brother was wounded. Jasper
said that he did not appear to be wounded,
nor had he said anything about 11.
Coroner Goette secured an antl-mortem
statement from Varnado, in which the
dying man gave an account of the shoot
ing. practically as published in yester
day's Morning News. II is possible that
a post mortem will be held. Varnado re
ceived two bullets in the abdomen, be
sides the one in the right forearm. The
two in the abdomen entered Close to
gether in the left side, one coming out
close to the spine and (he other lodging
in the left hip. Both cut the intestines
and helped to bring about dissolution.
PRISONERS FROM DARIEN..
Hatch of Five nrnught Ip by Deter
t five Stark.
Five negro prisoners were brought from
Darien yesterday by Detective Stark and
were lodged in the county Jail. The super
intendent of police said that he knew
nothing of the crime with which the men
are charged, or why they were brought to
the city, and the detective and the county
authorities are equally reticent.
It is thought that the men were arrested
as being implicated In the shooting of a
while man named Arthur Hamilton, a
longshoreman of Darien, who was shot
and killed last Monday, it Is thought by
striking wharf laborers. The men were
probably brought here to prevent any ef
fort by their friends for their rescue.
SPARKS FROM A CHIMNEY.
Made Tronhle for Firemen From No.
1 on Arnold Street.
The firemen at No. 1 engine house on
Broughton street were called out at 2:26
p. m., yesterday by a telephone alarm.
The blaze was found in ihe roof of a
house at 235 Arnold street, owned by Mr.
V. Bashler. and occupied by Francis Ba
con. colored. The fire was caused by
sparks from the chimney. I
The blaze was a lively one in a small
way, and the firemen had to cut through
the roof to get at it. Two hand extin
guishers and a few buckets of water put
on end to the trouble. The damage will
not exceed *SO.
Chair cars on Plant System excursions
to Charleston every Sunday; engage your
seats on Saturday# at the Da Soto Hotel
eiicket office.—a 4
RECEIPTS OF FRI IT.
Panning of the Georgia Crop Will be
Followed by That From Away.
Fruits that usually come to market
about this time from outside the state
have stood aside while the markets have
been glutted with the finest of peaches,
plums, pears, grapesand other fruits which
grow in this section. However, it is not
yet time for fruits to arrive from abroad
and from other states, though shipments
will begin to reach the local market in
the course of the neat ten days.
In speaking of the arrival of outside
fruits, a commission man said yesterday,
he expected apples from New York would
be the next fruit offered in large quanti
ties in the local market. Apples not only
come from New’ York, but all the New
England states produce them in abund
ance. Pennsylvania also ships large
quantites to the South yearly. Apples are
also grown in immense quantities
throughout the West, and particularly in
Missouri, where special attention is given
to the growing of this fruit. The fact
that the apples can be more easily shipped
than the overage fruit, and is more easi
ly preserved in transit, makes it a desir
able crop, bofh for growers desiring to
ship to a distance, and also to commission
men. With the proper care in packing
and providing ventilation to packages, it
is said apples can be kept longer than any
other article of a perishable nature
handled by commission houses.
It will be several days before the Geor
gia crop of grapes is exhausted. They are
being received in fair quantities just now.
and are finding pretty good sale at sixty
cents per carrier of four baskets to the
Little has been heard yet from the ba
nana crop, which wMI begin to arrive
later in the season. For a long time there'
has been talk of establishing a line of
sailing vessels to bring the fruit from
South American ports direct to Savannah
instead of carrying it from those coun
tries to New York, and there handling
and rehipping south. A local firm has
been considering the question of direct
shipment of bananas, but they have not
yet received sufficient assurance of suc
cess to warrant them In undertaking an
enterprise of this kind. One of the main
draw’backs to testing it last year was un
derstood to be the shortage of the crop.
It was not thought advisable to under
take to get business for additional ves
sels, when those vlslUng South American
ports were not able to\ obtain first-class
cargoes. If the conditions are better this
year it may be effort* will be made to do
something in this direction.
In the event fruits were brought to
Savannah direct, it is possible this w’ould
develop into a supply center of import
ance. and that receipts would be auc
tioned at the wharves the same as is done*
in New York and other ports. Occasion
ally email schooners arrive here from Nas
sau with fruit, and in every instance the
cargoes have been sold promptly to local
dealers. One great convenience was found
to be the nearness of the wharves to the
majority of commission houses.
THEY WALKED TO TYBEE.
Six Y’onng Atlnntiana Who Tried to
Bent Their Way.
Some excitement was caused on the re
turning Tybee trains yesterday afternoon,
by the report that six tramps, who had
been put off one of the morning trains,
were expected to board the trains for the
purpose of returning to the city. The
presence of a Central Railroad policeman
or the trains seemed to bear the story
Supt. Saussy, when asked about the re
port, said that six young white men, who
had no tickets, and who refused to pay
their fare, had been put off the noon
train by the conductor. The men were
put off between the 8 and 9 mile posts,
he said, and made no trouble about get
ting off. Two of them, however, at
tempted to board a rear car while the
train was in motion, and were compelled
to jump with the result that they rolled
down the embankment.
The men afterwards walked to Tybee,
and ii was probably the threats they made
then of what they would do in revenge
for ihe treatment they had received that
caused the reports of probable trouble
later. It was also said that the men had
fired shots at a train returning from the
island, and the police were seeking to ar
rest them on this account. />
Supt. Saussy said that no shots had
been fired, and that the men in question
had attempted to give no further trouble
so far as he knew. He had simply de
cided after receiving Che report from the
conductor of the noon train, to have the
men arrested and presented to the court
as vagrants, and the policeman at the de
pot had been put on the trains for this
purpose, hut without being able to locate
Unless the would-be free travelers walk
back to the city they will very likely be
arrested. The young men are said to
have been tvell dressed and to hail from
Atlanta. They probably came down on
the excursion Saturday.
MAY BE SEN ATOR SMILEY.
A Hot Content on in the Second Sena
The selection of delegates by Mclntosh
county Saturday to the Second District
Senatorial Convention, who are believed
to be favorable to Hon. David A. Smiley,
probably settles the contest in that dis
trict In favor of Mr. Smiley. A report
of the action of Mclntosh county was giv
en in yesterday's Morning News.
Avery hot contest has been, waging in
the district for this honor for some time
pash It is Liberty's turn to name the
senator and the two candidates from that
county are Hon. John S. Warned and Hon.
David A. Smiley, both prominent citizens
of the county.
A primary was held in Liberty last week
by- militia districts to settle this question.
There are eleven districts in the county,
each being entitled to four vote* in the
county oonvAtlon. The convention was
held at Hinesville Friday when it devel
oped that each candidate had carried five
districts, with one district. Hinesville, con
tested. On the face of the returns War
nell had carried Hinesville by three votes,
but Smiley's friends claimed that six il
legal votes had been cast there.
After some warm discussion in the con
vention it was decided to leave the decision
of the matter to the delegates from the
other two counties. Tattnall county has
already named delegates to the conven
tion. four in number, of whom three are
said to be for Wamell and one for Smi'ey.
There are a number of warm contests on
in the senatorial districts throughout the
state and considerable bitterness is being
aroused in some of them. Mark Twain's
old story of a man who had previously
been considered a respectable citizen flnd
ing himself charged with everything from
sheep stealing to grave robbing when he
became a candidate for office, is being al
most literally verified In some of the dis
••Delays Are Dangerons.”
A smsJl pimple on your fsee may seem
of little consequence, but it shows your
blood la Impure, and impure blood is what
causes most of the diseases from which
people suffer. Better heed the warning
given by the pimple and purify your
blood at once by taking Hood's Sars'apa
rlila. This medicine cures all diseases due
to hsd blood, including scrofula and salt
The non-irritating cathartic—Hood’s
Fills.— a a.
A MILLION AND A QUARTER.
mo iycrease ix tax vum or
PROPERTY IX CHATHAM COI'XTY.
Expected Tliat Tux Diktat Will Sh<m
the Inerraie Indicated, or Will
Approach It Very Closely—This ix
Three Timex the Inereaxe for 1 NWt
Over Tax Receiver Dillon Hax
Bern al Work for Weeki on Hlx
illgext and the End Ix in Sight.
Y arloux Inflnrncex Have Worked
to Produee the Inereaxe—lt Runs
All Alone the Line.
The tai values of property in Chatham
county, as shown by the digest of Tax
Receiver John R. Dillon, tvill exceed
those for last by an amount that will
cicsely approach u million and a quarter
of dollars. This is about three times as
much as the increase for 1899 over 1898.
When the digest was closed last year
and the final work of adding and compar
ing Its long columns of figures was com
pleted, on increase of $258,905 over the
tax values for 1898 was shown. This was
the apparent Increase, but to this was
to be added about $140,000. the value of the
extensive purchases on Hutchinson's Isl
and by the Seaboard Air Dine Railway,
for which the returns were made direct
ly to the controller general of the state,
and not through the county receiver of
tax returns. With this addidon the In
crease for the year was about $398,000.
That of this year will be a substantial
one indeed. As it will amount to more
than one-thirtieth of the returns for the
county. It may serve to authorize the
County Commissioners to decrease lite
rate of taxation, a change that would
be very acceptable to the people of Chat
Capt. Dillon hae been hard at work,
with several assistants, upon the digest
for the past four or five weeks, and it is
now upon the verge of completion. While
there are finishing touches to be put here
and there and additions and comparisons
still to be made, the great bulk of the
really enormous labor that is involved
has been virtually gone through with,
and the end [s close in sight. It may very
likely be that it will be reached this
afternoon or to-night.
The increase cUnnot be accounted for
In any one way- or by any one theory.
There have been no quasi-public works
of large magnitude to which it may be at
tributed, for the only work of this charac
ter that has been done during the year
is the construction of the Seaboard termi
nals on Hutchinson’s Island and these im
provements will not be returned for taxa
tion until the buildings and wharves hove
>een finished. The increase is rather to
be ascribed to the establishment of large
and small manufacturing plants in va
rious parts of the county, to the natural
and healthy growth in the value of real
estate and other property, increased hold
ings ofseeurities and to a variety of other
conditions of the like general character.
Save in the single matter of the default
tax list, It is believed that almost every
column of the digest will show an in
crease over last year. For some reason
the defaulters of 1899 were very numerous
and the failure to make their returns cost
some of them double taxes. The energy
wltn which delinquent taxes were collected
by the joint efforts of Tax Collector Mc-
Gowan and Sheriff Sweeny, probably serv
ed to convince those who had been thus
forgetful last year that it was not well
lo dally with the county apd they there
fore kept their memories jogged and put
in their returns in time. That there is
a decrease in the number of defaulters and
the amount of taxes they failed to return
is a matterofno regret to Capt. Dillon. It
is understood that the returns of colored
property owners show a substantial in
Capt. Dtllion will turn over his office to
his successor after a most prosperous and
successful year in the history of the
county. He has every reason to fee!
satisfied with the showing that he will
be able to make of the county's financial
condition, as exemplified In the Increase
in taxable values, an Increase that speaks
nearly as much for hts diligent attention
to and knowledge, of his duty, a6 it does
for the prosperity of the citizens of Chat
STIDY OF THE BIBLE.
Hev. Mr. free nt Daffy .Street Baptist
Rev. A. L. Cree of Louisville preached
at both the morning and evening services
at the Duffy Street Baptist Church
yesterday. The evening sermon was
preached from the text John 5:39 "Search
the scriptures; for in them ye think ye
have eternal life; and they are they which
testify of me.”
This text was the answer, he said, that
Christ had given the Pharisees and Sa
ducees. It was of a sarcastic vein and a
fitting rebuke to the exponents of a re
ligion that has been so choked by the
growth of priestly pedantry and Rabbini
cal tradition that it no longer bore much
semblance of what it was originally. To
day there is the same tendency among
the people, a growing tendency to neg
lect the pages of God’s truth for the writ
ings of man.
Nor is the tentenoy confined only to the
lay members of the church; the Sunday
school teachers are coming more and more
to rely for all information and instruc
tion on the questions furnished in the
school quarterly, and among the minis
ters the tendency is equally pronounced
to rely upon the many commentaries on
the Bible instead of the Bible itself.
"I do not disparage these works, the
commentaries and other theological
works," said Mr. Cree. “Get from them
all the help that you can, but let not
these books take the place of the word of
God, for only by it can we hope for light
by which to guide our feet. Read the
Bible, and what Is more, study it. There
Is a great difference between reading and
"Foolish you would call the man who
tried to live on one meal e day, yet many
n man is trying to feed his soul on one
meal a week, and even that not at first
hand, but received through tfte preacher
Shoukl you starve to death the body you
would be condemned by God as a suicide.
Yet what of the soul? Think how much
more of a sin it must be in the sight of
the Almighty to starve the soul.
"I bring to you to-night the bread of
life; eat and you shall be strong in the
knowledge and faith of Jesus Christ.
There are some people, and I am sorry
that I should have to say it. who have
too much faith In God. They buy a fam
ily Bible, and putting it In a prominent
place, expect, through that act alone, to
save both themselves and their families.
A similar case is that of the young man
who Is given a Bible by his mother. It is
stowed away in a dark corner unused,
dusty and forgotten, and yet he expects
that it will have a good Influence on his
life. Fire must have fuel, man must have
food, and the soul must have the word
of God. It is from the sacred Scriptures
that is struck the spiritual spark that
lißhts our feet to God. Get the spirit of
God; gel the hidden meaning of the word
of God. and so hind them together in your
soul that they will never leave you.”
To the Mountains.
In the nick of time.
Juzt when you are yawning and feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Greybeard la belter than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Greybeard
Pills- Little treazurea—36c the box. Bea
oeaa Drug Cos, Proprletw. l ad.
TRIAL WILL BE IXTEHEOTIXG.
Salt Ygainst Mrs. Anna C. Wood
bridge in the City Coart.
The case of A. E. Drought, suing for
the use of E. B. Drought, against Mrs.
Anna C. Woodbridge, will be resumed in
the City Court before Judge Norwood and
a jury at 10 o'clock this morning. The
trial was begun on Thursday and was
then continued until this morning.
When the case was on trial Thursday
there was nothing adduced that marked
it as being of particular interest or im
portance. The plaintiff is suing the de
fendant upon six promissory notes,
amounting in the aggregate to several
thousand dollars and bearing Interest
since the early '9o's. The time of the
court was taken up in the consideration
of preliminary motions, one made by
Judge H. D. D. Twiggs of counsel for
the plaintiff, being to direct a verdict for
his client. This motion was argued by
Judge Twiggs and by Mr. W. R. Leaken,
who represented the defendant, and Judge
Norwood overruled it.
It is understood that with the intro
duction of the evidence of the defendant
the character of the trial will be mate
rially changed and matters of interest
will be the order of the day. The de
fense that will be made will be a novel
and interesting one, the general attrac
tiveness of which will be increased by the
fact that plaintiff ahd defendant were
once very much fonder of each other
than is apparently the case at present.
A number of letters, written by the par
ties to each other, are in the posseesion
of counsel, and some of these are to be
offered In evidence. A number of them
manifest a very strong degree of attach
ment, and are filled with tender terms
of affection and endearment.
Mrs. Woodbridge, the defendant, is the
widow of the late Richard D. Wood
bridge, formerly of Savannah, end is con
nected with a number of the prominent
families of this city and this section of
the state. At the time of the occurrences
upon which the suit is based, she was
a resident of Florida and still resides in
that state. On the ground of her non
residence an attachment has been sued
out against her, and has been levied on
her Interest in the estate of Miss Flor
ence Bryan, a ward of the Court of Or
dinary, who died some months ago.
POLICE H.4YE LIVELY’ TIME.
Prisoner Fight* Patrolman Jernl
O. Jansen, white, was arrested last
night by Patrolman Stafford on a charge
of striking John Halborsen.
Patrolman Jernigan arrested a woman
at East Broad and Broughton streets on
a charge of being drunk and disorderly.
She refused to go in without a struggle,
and in the fight that she gave the officer
tore away his watch chain. At the bar
racks she refused to give her name.
Mary Chaplin, colored, arrested by Pa
trolman Stafford; Freeman Bines, col
ored, arrested by Detective Murphy, and
Wm. and Welthy Brown, arrested by the
same officer, were all arrested for disor
derly conduct, and in each case the fur
ther charge of resisting the arresting offi
cer was made.
The Future of the Jews.
The Twentieth Century Prophet on the
Future of the Jews. An inspired book by
an Inspired writer and healer. Price 10
cents. For sale at Esttll's News Depot,
No. 43 Bull street. Savannah, Ga.—ad.
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 Tonio is a family
physician, ready to answer ten thousand
calls at once. Its fee is only 50 cents and
the good it does is beyond human reckon
Fourth. Johnson’s Tonic costs 50 cents
a bottle if it cures. Not a single cent if
it does not.—ad.
The summer is passing, have you taken
in the Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip,
Sunday Trips m Brunswick Via
Plant System #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.
A Receiving Teller.
A receiving teller at a good bank said
that be was about to get sick. He felt
tired all time; sleep did not refresh
him: felt as if he ought to take vacation.
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about as good as new.
Get Graybeard at all drug stores. Grey
beard pills are treasures—2sc the box
Respess Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—ad.
P. P. F., a wonderful medicine; 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 its various stages!
old ulcers, sores and kidney complaint, p
P. P. cures* catarrah, eczema, erysipelas
all skin diseases and mercurial poisoning
P. P. P. cures dyspepsia, chronic female
complaints and broken-down constitution
and loss of manhood. P. P. P. the best
blood purifier of the age. has made more
permanent cures than all other blood rem
edies. L,ippman Bros., sole proprietors,
We have a nice line of cider In bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider end the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Llppman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets. Sa
Abbott’s East India Com Paint cures
every time; It takes off the com: no pain;
cures warts and bunions and is conceded
to be a wonderful corn cure. Sold by all
A Delicious Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and Is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; tl
Is exhilarating and delicious.
Bee 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 aold
by Ihe box of 60. Conchae at 13.50, and
Perfectos, 34 60 at Llpptnan Bros., whole
sale druggists, Barnard and Congress
streets, of this ©tty.—ad.
Llppman Brothers carry In stock tba
moat noted brands.
Antediluvian Is a celebrated whiskey
bottled by Usborne of New York, ar.a are
sale in saying it 1* one of the beat
whiskies to the city.
The Peoria Bye Whiskey, bottle In bond
by Clark Bros, of Peoria, 111., ts also a
The Peerless whiskey, bottled In bond at
Hendersonville, Ky„ being under the su
pervision of 4he United States government
insuring purity and strength.
Llppman Bros, are wholesale druggists,
but they Intend to retail these fine whis
For Over Fifty Years.
Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup hit been
used for children teething. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and is th* best remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-flva cents a bon Is.
Chain, or Chamless. Wm. & H. H. Lattimore.
We Continue This Week
Our Great Sale of Ladies’ Underwear Xnd
other summer goods. Remember the c
are high grade goods at very low’ prices.
Ladies’ Night Gowns of fine muslin.
Ladies’ Night Gowns of fine cambric, in
the ever popular Empire etyle.
Ladies’ 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’ Skirtr. made of special mualin,
with lace and Hamburg ruffle.
Ladies’ Skirts 6t fine muslin, with three
rows of neat lace insertion and handsome
w ide 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 seims,
lace trimmed, worth nouble 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 fine muslin, full cut
and splendidly made.
A great assortment and very low
LACES AND EMBROIDERIES
At Special Figure* for Thi* 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 ond Cambric Embroideries, all
best work, fast edges.
Fine Cambric Embroideries?
Pretty Openwork and Fine Cambric
Edges, suitable for skirt trimming.
AJlover Cambric Embroideries.
All Silk Band Bow Ties, colors only.
Puff Ties, colors or black.
Fancy Silk and Rumchunda Imperial
Rumchunda "Bat Wing” Ties.
Embroidered and Lawn Ties.
Ruchinge, all colors.
Embroidered, scalloped and hemstitched
fine Cambric Handkerchiefs.
Ladies* All Linen Hemstitched Hand
Men's All Linen Hemstitched Unlaun
Men’* All Linen Initial H. S. Handker
We want you to come and see our
Special bargains in Misse*’ Black Riche
lieu Ribbed Hose 15c; worth 30c.
Bargain Ladks' Black Lisle Lace Hose
25c; worth 35c.
Bargain Ladies’ Black Lisle Lace Hos*
69c; worth SI.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 Border*
Damask Townie only 25c.
MEN’S HALF HOSB,
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*.
HOSE AND KEELS. ;
EDWARD LOVELL’S SONS, :
113 Broughton Street, West.
TEXAS RED R. P.
HAY, GRAIN, FEED, FLOUR, ETC.
Vegetable* and Produce.
Sen Crop B. E. and Cow Pe* 1 *
W. D. SIMKINB & CO.