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STREET RAILWAY’S CHANGES.
GETVi:RAIi MAAAGEK IyOFTON ASKS
COUNCIL TO ALLOW THEM .MADE.
Pftilinns Submitted nt Yeiterday'*
Meeting—Double Track Desired on
Barnard in Order That a Double
Belt May lie Operated—Hequest
That tkf Company lie Allowed t
Put in Turnout* and Sidings on
Wbituker Street in Order That
Cara May Hun Both Waya-tinrhage
Ordinance of Alderman Dixon \\ aa
raaaed-Iron Company’s rroposi
*lon—*prln®lleltl Lands Offered for
Street*—Cadet* Want Old Cnrt
Luckily a majority of the Aldermen in
the city during the month of August con
stitute a quoum. Had this not been the
case, no me. ting could have been held
yesterday, as there were but live, includ
ing Alderman Tiedcman, acting Mayor,
Beaied a tout the table. Besides the acting
Mayor, there were Aldermen Bacon, Dixon,
Doyle and Schwarz. Alderman Jarrell at
tended the me:-ting of the Committee of
the Whole, but left when it adjourned.
As former attempts to hold meetings re
sulted in no quorum being secured, yes
terday's meeting was the first in a month.
Consequently, there was a long list of
accounts, reports and petitions that had
accumulated. These were passed upon
rapidly, the majority being referred to
var.ous committees for investigation.
Alderman Horrigan’s ordinance re ative
to Ihr construction of new wharves and
their conformance to the harbor line es
tablished by the government survey was
put upon its second reading. The vote re
sulted in its adoption.
An ordinance by Alderman Dixon was
put upon its first Trading. This ordinance
demands the s paration of the garbage of
every household, that which is combusti
ble bring placed in one receptacle and
that which is non-combustible in another.
These receptacles must be placed outside
the rear gates of premises by 7 o’clock
every morning. In those cases where no
rear gates afford entrance, the receptacles
must be placed upon the sidewalks in
front, care being exercised to have them
upon the outer edge.
The ordinance was inspired by the many
complaints that have arisen from the
present method followed with regard to
the garbage. It has been found that gates
are often left fast n and, making it impos
sible for the drivers of the scavenger wa
gons to enter yards. For this reason garb
age barrels have often stood for days
without being erupt id. This state of af
fairs caus and complaints frrm tenants and
from the health department. It is believed
the new p an of having househ Id servants
place the rec pta'des either in the lanes
or upon the sidewa ks will result in a far
more satisfactory state of affairs,•and an
early cessation of the complaints is ex
pected. The ordi ance will be placed upon
its second reading at the next meeting of
Council and will probably be passed.
Director of Public Works Gadsden has
favored the ordinance, being conv need
that a change is needed. The scavenger
department roims within his supervis
ion, an 1 he had noted that no hing seem
ed to remove the cause of complaints.
Writing to officials of a number of cities,
he received assurances that the plan con
templated by Alderman Dixon’s ordinance
will operate satisfactorily.
Another ordinance submitted by Alder
man Dixon and r ad for the first time con
templat e the pa.leg of Boiton street
from East Broad to the Plant System
tracks. General Manager H. M. Lofton
of the Savannah. Thunderbolt and Isle of
Hope Railroad petitioned that the pave
ment be of gravel, and that mht'tial is
flamed In the ordinance. It has been sug
gested. however, that it would be better
to employ brick or asnhalt as the materia),
as in wet weather the gravel would be
muddy. The location is that of the trans
fer point between the city and Thunder
bolt, and It Is necessary for passengers to
get (ff in the street to change cars. Grav
el is the cheapest material but the wis
dom of putting it down where so much
walking has to he done Is questioned.
This, however, is a matter Council will
eeiile when the ordinance comes up for
On behalf of the street railway company.
General Manager Lofton also petitioned
for permission to substitute a double for
a single track on Barnard street, from
Congress to Tenth, and on Tenth street,
from Barnard to Whitaker. Further per
mission was sought to operate a double
belt on Abercorn street, Tenth street, Bar
nard street and Bay street.
In a separate petition Genera] Manager
Lofton sought pertnission to change the
method of operating cars on Whitaker
street. Cars now are run south on Whita
ker street. The street railway company
desires to run them both north and south.
In order that this may be done, the gen
era! manager peiitioned to lie allowed to
construct such turnouts and sidings on
Whitaker street as will enable it to op
erate cars in both directions.
Some days ago the Morning News gave
the story of the expected changes in the
operation of the Barnard and
Whitaker street lines. Rather gen
eral satisfaction was expressed at
the time that the company con
templated the changes, as it is l>elieved
that greater conveniences for the residents
in the neighborhoods to he affected will
be afforded, ll Is very probable that Coun
cil will act favorahly upon the petitions.
Not long since Mr. Joseph Wolf, repre
senting tiie Isaac Joseph Iron Company,
submitted a verbal proposition to Council
relative to the city garbage. He offered
to deduct the cost of sorting the garbage
and then divide the proceeds from the
sale of marketable portions of the stuff
between his company and the city. Asked
to submit his offer in writing, Mr. Wolf
banded in the following:
"We agree to sort from the garbage
gathered in the city of Savannah any -end
all material that can be made marketable
and sold. At the expiration of the first
twelve months, we agree to deduct the ex
pense in the handling of this material from
♦he gross amount realized and the balance
remaining is to be divided equally between
the Isaac Joseph Iron Company and the
city of Savannah.
"This agreement to be for one year, we
to have the privilege of renewing agree
ment at the end of the year for a lorin of
five years, upon the same basis as tile first
"We beg to state in conclusion that we
feel a revenue can thus be derived to our
mutual benefit and an income to the city
from a heretofore unthought-of source."
The communication was referred to the
Committee on Streets and Lanes.
A petition was received from Messrs. G.
T. Cann and J. F. Conn, representing the
Springfield I-and Company, offering to
donate the land needed, flout 300.000
square feet, to open Gordon, Gaston.
Huntingdon and Maple streets through
the lands of the company, conditioned up
on the city underdraining the lands and
grading and curbing the streets mention
ed. The petition was referred to the Com
mittee on Opening Streels. The represen.
tatlves of the petitioning company staled
that the plat of the l and is at their office,
ond that they would be glad to meet with
the committee to examine It. They sug
gest that the streets running north and
south through the Springfield tract could
l>e purchased at a very reasonable figure.
The petition says:
"We call the attention of your honorable
body to the fact that this land Is located
within the corporate limits of the city, that
both the Florida Central and Peninsular
Railway and the Georgia and Alabama
Railway pass through It, and It will only
be a short Ume before the progress of the
city in that direction will make the open
ing of these streets absolutely necessary,
and the city will then have to pay a much
larger sum of money to secure the land
needed, unless this offer be accepted.’*
Officers of the Savannah Cadets made
the discovery that there is a quantity of
old rifle ammunition at the city magazine
that nP!>arently, belongs to no one. The
ammunition Is useless for all purpose save
melting the lead and using it in moulding
bullets for new shells. Card. J. T. West
decided that, on behalf of his company, he
mighi as well ask for the ammunition,
and, accordingly, a petition was read.
There are four and a half cases of the
cartridges. As there is no need for them
and they would probably have lain in the
magazine another thirty years unless at
tention had been called to them. Capl.
West will probably get the catridges.
MATTHEWS OX THE WAY.
Defaulting Manager of Mnrphy A Cos.
Left Portland Sunday.
W. C. Matthews, the defaulting manager
of Murphy & Cos., dot ton brokers in the
Board of Trade building, will reach Sa
vannah, in charge of the detectives who
captured him, Sunday or Monday. The
local manager of the tirm stated yesterday
that the officers left Portland, Ore., with
their prisoner Sunday, which should put
them in tSavannah in about a week.
It is pretty certain that summary Jus
tice will be dispensed to Matthews. He
was reindicted by the present grand jury
this week, so that there will not be any
delay in getting his case Into the Superior
Court. The victimized firm offered a re
ward for the capture of Matthews, and
will probably not spare any means In
prosecuting him. It is said this is one of
the first defalcations the lirm has suffer
ed in a long time, and it is intended to
make an example of Matthews.
After leaving Savannah Matthews kept
the officers in pursuit of him guessing,
and in every case when a clue to his
whereabouts was obtained, further inves
tigation revealed that “the bird had
flown.” He was heard of in Knoxville,
Term., where he was said to have spent
a few days at the Flanders Hotel. Before
the Knoxville police received the mailed
descript k>n of Matthews, however, he had
proceeded out West. The story of his mi
grations and his efforts to evade the offi
cers will doubtless prove an interesting
DIRECrOK J. tl. FALL.
Financial Review Speak* Highly of
tle Naahvllle Man.
The Financial Review of New York, In
commenting approvingly upon the recent
election of the Nashville Gas Company,
has the following to say of a gentleman
well known in Savannah:
“It has been commented upon in the
business world of this city that among the
directors is J. H. Fall, a prominent hard
ware merchant there, whose experience
has admirably equipped him to co-operate
with its colleagues In this particular. Mr.
Fall’s career is one to which he may proo
erly point with pride, for it has been suc
cessful only through his own exertions and
bis understanding of business principles.
It is asserted, and his record shows the
truth of the declaration, that for his age
he is one of the ablest financiers of the
South. He is vice president of the Fourth
National Bank, head of the hardware
house ot J. H. Fall & Company, Incorpor
ated, and a member of the Finance Com
mittee of three, of the Nashville. Chatta
nooga and St. Railroad Company,
one of the largest and best-managed cor
porations in that section. He is of force
ful character and those in this city who
have come in contact with him speak in
high terms of his general ability.’'
GOT THIRTY-FIVE PER CENT.
Dividend Declared for Creditors ot
A consent verdict and decree in the
case ot the Snow Steam Pump Works,
and others, against the Stevens-Clark
Company, were returned in the Superior
Court yesterday afternoon. The decree
disposes of *2,488.33 now in the hands of
From this amount, after paying the ex
penses of the litigation, the court costs
and the fees of counsel and receiver, the
creditors will have paid to them 35 per
cent, of their claims.
Messrs. Twiggs & Oliver, counsel tor
the moving creditors, receive a fee ot
*450; the receiver, Mr. Charles Moyes. gets
a fee of *350, while his counsel, Messrs.
G. T. & J. F. Cann. will be paid *l5O.
There are some other asseis unsold and
in the hands of the receiver, which when
disposed of and converted into cash, will
permit another small dividend' to the cred
itors being declared. It is understood that
fees allowed counsel and the receiver are
about all they are likely to gef.
LITTLE DOING WITH GOLFERS.
Hot Weather and Absentees Have
Cat Into the Playing.
Little is doing with the golfers these
days. On some afternoons there are two
or three of them on the links, hut many
are away from the city, while many of
thos • who are here find this weather just
a little too troublesome for golf, proving
that there is one thing that can stand In
the way of the ardor the game Inspires.
About the middle of next month, it is
believed, the game will start up again and
by the. middle of Octob r It will be In full
blast and more popular than ever. The
Interest in the game has never flagged
since (he establishment of the links, and
it se+ms pretty certain that It will be en
during. One enthus ast has bet that it
will endure. He booked a wager of *IOO
with a doubter that the Savannah Golf
Club will be in existence three years
injuries may prove fatal.
Miss Mary Sullivan Seriously and
Perhaps Fatally Ilnrned.
Miss Mary Sullivan, a maiden lady re
siding at Id Price street, was seriously
and perhaps fatally burned about 6 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The accident is re
ported to have been due to a a lamp ex
plosion which set fire to Miss Sullivan's
clothing. She was entirely enveloped in
llames and the clothing nearly burned off
before assistance could be rendered.
Physicians were hustily summoned and
such relief afforded as was possible. One
of the physicians stated last night that
Miss Sullivan's injuries were very serious,
the burns extending over almost the en
tire body, and that the outlook for her
recovery was very unfavorable.
.1. J. BARRETT'S FUNERAL,
rnllhenrem All Members of the Po
The funeral of James J. Barrett took
place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock
from St. Patrick's Church. The burial
was at the Cathedral Cemetery. The
funeral was attended by a large number
of persons, ornong them being representa
tives of the Aneient Order of Hibernians
and a squad of police under the command
of .Sergt. Mock. By request all of ihe
pallbearers were members of the police
force. They were Messrs. Starrs, Lovett,
McCarthy, Cronin, Collins and Coffee.
When you say your blood Is Impure and
appetite poor you are admitting your need
of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Begin taking It at
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1900.
RAID NEVER PHASED THEM.
POLITY PLAYERS TURNED THEIR
WHEELS AND Cl RSED THE OF
1 nan.l Croxvil of Negroe* Gathered at
the Usual Hour* in Congress Lane
aud There Was no Apparent Inter
ruption in the Progress of the
Gome— When Not Thu* Actively
Engaged in Their Regular Iluwi
nen* the Gnnibier* Spent Their
Time Denouncing tlie Sheriff and
Hi* Deputies—Recorder Hurtrldge
Turned the Bunch of Seventeen
Over to Superior Court,
Despite the raid made by the sheriff and
his deputies on Tuesday evening, a raid
which resulted in the arrest of four of
the alleged principals and thirteen lesser
lights of the policy lottery business in Sa
vannah, drawings were repeated yesterday
to have taken place altogether as usual.
Custom prescribes that the drawings
shall take place at 2:30 o’clock in the af
ternoon and 7:30 o’clock in the evening of
eadh day, and the custom has passed in
Savannh into an institution, so long end
so faithfully has it been observed. Yes
terday there was certainly no apparent
change in the situation, for at the stated
hours the section of Congress lane, be
tween Bull and Drayton streets, was
thronged with the usual assortment of ne
groes. It was generally reported that the
drawings had not failed to take place end
the evidence of appearances, at It was
presented from the streets, conlirmed the
truthfulness of this report.
It will be interesting to watch. the ac
tions of the grand jury and the further
course it will pursue in this matter. An.
otner meeting of the jury has been an
nounced for next week, though the day
has not been selected. The conjecture has
been and being hazarded by many of the
alleged knowing ones that the next meet
ing will be signalized by the same sort
of raid that followed the last,* though pos
sibly some new point of attack wiil be se
Many nnd deep were the curses bestowed
yesterday by the section of the gambling
fraternity that had fallen into the meshes
of the law, upon Sheriff Sweeny and his
force of deputies. The gamblers never
seemed to realize that the sheriff was do
ing his duty and his deputies theirs, and
that they were carring into effect only the
direct and imperative orders of the grand
jury. They were not proceeding on their
own initiative, and with any unnecessary
harshness or publicity, as, Horn the viru
lence and strength of the anathems pro
nounced upon them by the gamblers,
many of the latter seemed to think.
It is clear that the sheriff was not in a
position to follow any other course than
that he did actually pursue. While he is
not in any sense the executive officer of
the grand jury, that body is vested un
der the law with very extensive powers
and among them that of special present
ment. It would scarcely he healthy for
the sheriff of the county, who Is par ex
cellence the conservator of the public
peace, to refuse to take action when a
member of the grand jury points out to
him open and flagrant violations of the
law and suggests that he make an arrest.
But the gamblers have apparently been
unable to see the matter in this lignt,
and they have broken the necks of the
vials of their wrath and emptied the con
tents upon the heads of sheriff and depu
ties alike. The ordinary devotee of for
tune. even, possesses a broad and pictur
esque vocabulary, and some of those ar
rested are not ordinary gamblers at all.
Consequently, when they came to discuss
the action of the sheriff, they were in a
position to do the subject what they
thought full justice and they damned him
with an exuberance of diction and a
strength of emphasis that would have
sufficed fully in a better and juster cause.
It is just possible that in condemning the
sheriff and his officers in this sweeping
and wholesale fashion the gamblers are
not acting with their accustomed wisdom
and sagacity. Acting with perfect regard
for their duty and the obligations of their
oaths, the sheriff’s officers are yet fre
quently in a position to treat gamblers
who have been arrested with consideration
and leniency and not to rush them off to
jau merely because they are not in a po
sition to get a bondsman by lifting their
voices. It is not pleasant to be abused in
the thorough and painstaking manner in
v hich the gamblers have abused the offi
cers, and the latter may remember it on
some luture occasion, when, endowed with
some share of legal discretion, they will
do their duty just as well by taking the
course that would make it hardest for the
grmbJers, as by taking that which would
m ike it easiest. If they should chance to
think on one of these occasions of the va
rious uncomplimentary epithets that have
l*?en bestowed upon them, it may very
likely be that they will choose the former.
The four white and thirteen colored men
arrested were arraigned before Recorder
Hart ridge in the Police Court yesterday
morning. Mr. FI. 1,. Folding and Mr. \V.
F. Slater represented the defendants and,
in behalf of their clients, these gentlemen
waived the preliminary examination. With
this question out of the way the Recorder
remanded the bunch of seventeen for trial
in the Superior Court, bonds for their ap
pearance being furnished immediately.
AS IN NORTH GEORGIA.
A Horn Provided in the Rank to Sig
nal the Elevator.
Tied up with blue ribbon and adorning
the elevator shaft on the third floor at
the Citizens’ Bank building, there is u
toy horn, and "thereby hangs a tale."
The horn is a joke of the bank manage
ment that came as an answer to protest
against tire bells that would not ring for
A few days ago the bell system got out
of order. Then would-be passengers had
to shake doors to make n clatter or shout
up and down the shaft to attract the at
tention of the 'elevator boy. This pro
voked humorous protest from a legal
gentleman on the third floor, and his kick
was answered with the horn.
The gentleman addressed a letter to
the bank, suggesting lhat It would lie
well, in view of the trouble with the
bells, to tie up a horn on each floor of the
building in order that it might be blown
for ihe elevator. In North Georgia, he
continued, there are streams that can be
crossed only by terries, and hanging to a
tree on the bank a horn may often he
found. A blast from the horn attracts the
attention of the ferryman, and over the
traveler goes. *
Recalling the scene of his native part of
the slate, the gentleman thought this
would be a good plan for the bank to fol
low. Reminding the institution that the
system of beds and wires, working os ad
mirably as It then was, might Just ns well
be in Ihe British legation at Pekin, the
gentleman closed his letter, and the horn
was an early reply. Hanging upon the
shaft, it inspires no little comment, and
though the bells have been fixed and re
spond to the touch, the horn is a source
of perennial joy to the office boys, who
now scorn the use of the bell.
For forty years Cook's Imperial Extra
Dry Champagne has stood the test for
and its delicious bouquet,—ad.
To Brunswick nun lletnru, .1.00 via
the Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursion., the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of *1 00 for tlis
round trip. Train, leave at 2;10 a. m. and
6:29 a. m.—ad.
MISS GEORGIA SCREVEN DEAD.
,fn*t Seven Month* After Her Father**
Dentil She Fn*nel Away.
Miss Georgia Bryan Screven, eldest
daughter and child of the late Col. John
Screven, died at the family residence, at
the corner of Congress and Abercorn
streets, last nigh, after a serious illness of
only a few hours.
For two or three weeks Miss Screven
had complained of attacks of a malady
which had caused her much pain during
her life, acute indigestion, but no one of
the family regarded her as being serious
ly ill. On former occasions attacks of
indigestion had been attended by fainting
spells, which had passed with their cause,
and it was believed that the indisposition
which Mies Screven endured so quietly
and patiently would be at an end in a few
Yesterday at noon her Illness became
more threatening and Maj. Thomas
Screven was summoned from his office to
the bedside of his sis.er. She was then
regarded as seriously ill, but it was not
believed even then that there was any
thing dangerous to apprehend. Maj.
Screven returned to his office, but in the
late afternoon was again summoned. Then
the danger had become fully apparent,
and Dr. Duncan, the family physician,
asked that Dr. Charlton be summoned.
A message was sent for the latter phy
sician, but he did noi receive it in time
io reach Miss Screven's bedside before
At 7:30 o’clock It could be seen that
the end was approaching. Maj. Screven,
who had started to go to his office to at
tend to some imperative duties, remained,
and other members of the family were
present when Miss Screven breathed her
last. She was conscious to the end and
her last moment-* made a picture of beau
tiful faith and trusting resignation.
Calmly and quietly she intimated the dis
position she wished made of her worldly
affairs and effects; then, equally calmly,
said that if her time had come, she was
prepared and ready. So the end came.
W>r. Duncan pronounced the death due
to heart disease, following the attack of
acute indigestion from which Miss Scre
ven suffered. Powerful heart stimulants
were used to strengthen the action of that
organ, but they were of no avail and its
functions gradually ceased.
A strange fact in connection with the
death is that it came within a few hours
of exactly seven months of the death
of her father, Col. John Screven. Col.
Screven expired in the early morning of
January 9, while his daughter breathed
her lost in the early evening of August 8.
Miss Screven leaves surviving her a
brolher, Maj. Thomas Screven, and two
sisters, Mrs. Samuel C. Atkinson and Mrs.
Elizabeth Woodbridge Arnold, the former
sister of Brunswick end the latter of Jer
sey City. Both have been notified of her
death, but it is feared that Mrs. Arnold,
who is at present in the mountains of
Vermont, will not be able to reach the city
in time for ihe funeral.
This will take place from the residence
to-morrow morning, at an hour which has
not yet been definitely determined. The in
terment will be in the family vault in
Laurel Grove, where rest also the bodies
of Miss Screven’s father and mother.
Miss Screven was a woman of beautiful
character, benevolent In her dealings with
the needy and distressed, tender in her
ministrations at the bedside- of the sick,
charitable in her judgment of others. She
was known of many in Savannah and
the announcement ot her death will cause
a shock of lasting and profound grief.
A FISHER MAN’S EXPERIENCE.
Stingaree’s Liver a Sore Cure for
Savannah many fishermen and they
experience the usual number of fishing
mishaps. Every salt-water fisherman is
aware of the unpleasant consequences of
coming in contact with the business end
of a stingaree, and everyone of them will
be glad to learn o£ a remedy which is
easy of application and ■'affords quick
and certain relief.
A gentleman, who is very well known,
but who requested that his name not be
mentioned, gave a Morning News reporter
yesterday a recent experience of his in
this line, for the benefit of other fisher
men. In the first place he exhibited a
forefinger which looked as if it might
have been caught under a falling window
sash or had some other unpleasant expe
"A stingaree did that,” he said. "I was
fishing at Wilmington a few days ago
and had iny usual iuck in catching sting
arees. One of the rascals got me. I
had a dull knife and when I undertook
to cut off his tail the danger end rose
up and caught me In the end of the right
forefinger. My, but it hurt. The pains
started In the finger, spread rapidly to
the hand and on up the arm clear to the
shoulder. I applied the usual remedies,
but without effect. For three hours I
suffered torture. Just at this time a
negro came along and Inquired the cause
of the trouble. I told him.
“ 'I can cure that, boss,’ be said.
” ‘How,' I inquired.
“ ‘Why, don't you know the liver of the
stingaree what stung you will cure the
sting,” he replied.
“ ‘Look here,” I said. ‘There are three
stingarees on that stump. Take that
knife and get me a liver right away.'
“He did as I instructed him, and in a
short time had the liver of a stingaree
nicely bound to the end of my finger. You
may think it strange, but In two minutes
after <ne liver poultice was applied the
pair, had ceased, and I have not experi
enced the slightest pain from the wound
since. So many people are injured bv
these stingarees while fishing on our coast
that 1 think my experience ought to be
published for the benefit of others. I have
tried the remedy, and I wi'.l guarantee It.”
The gentleman is well known and en
tirely responsible for any statement which
he Uinv make. It is an old Indian tradi
tion, Inherited by the negroes.that a snake
bite can be cured by killing the snake
which bit you and applying its liver as
a poultice to the wound. An approved
practice among old Southern planters as
a remedy for snake bites was to split open
a freshly killed chicken and apply warm,
intrils and all, to the wound. Maj. N.
O. Tilton, who heard the experience nar
rated above, said that he had known rat
tlesnake bites curl'd in this manner. The
fresh, warm flesh seems to absorb the
poison from the wound.
BETWEEN FATHER AND SON,
Jury In tbr llourquin Case Divided
The fourth trial of the case of Pollgnac
Bourquln against Gugle Bourquln was
brought to a conclusion In the Superior
Court yesterday by the rendition of a
verdict, partly for the plaintiff and partly
for the defendant.
The plaintiff sued his father In eject
ment for the possession of certain property
in lhe city limits and for another tract
which is situated in the country. The
verdict of the jury gave the city property
to the son, with mesne profits at the rate
ot *IBO a year for iwemy-elght years, less
the claim of the defendant for taxes, Im
provements and repairs, amounting to
*2.301.71. The country property is given to
The value of the mesne profits, less the
amount of the taxes Improvements and re
pairs, Is aboui *l.lOO, which is also about
the price paid for the country property
When It was purchased by the defendant.
It was possibly some such consideration as
this that Induced the Jury to make the dis
position that they did of the two pieces
of land that were in dispute. It may be
that tills verdict will end the case.
THEY WANT TO GO TO JAIL
DARIEN' NEGROES. CHARGED WITH
MIRDER, DON'T LIKE STATION
Five Men AA horn Detective Stark At
rented in Darien lor Allriged Com
plicity ill the Murder of Arthur
Hn mil ton Sard Out AV'rltn of Habra,
Corpus, Before Judge Falligant.
Claim Superintendent of Police
Screven Hub no Right to Their Cus
tody—Their Counsel's Objection to
Rigid Exnniinntion by Detectivea
the Probable Explanation of the
Five habeas corpus proceedings were in
stituted in the Superior Court yesterday
before Judge Falligant, the complainants
being the five negioes whom Detective
Stark arrested and brought up from Da
lien last Sunday, and who are charged
with having been implicated in the mur
der of Arthur Hamilton.
The applications for writs of habeas
corpus were made on behalf of the negroes
by Messrs. Harrison & Myrick, who have
been engaged to defend them. The appli
cations recite that the negroes are held
by Superintendent of Police Thomas
Screven, at the police station house, with
out warrant or authority of law. They are
charged with the commiss on of a felony,
and, it is contended, the proper place for
thtir detention is the county jail.
Judge Falligant granted a writ (greeting
the supe. intendent of police to appear in
court with his prisoners cr to have them
there, at 9:30 o'clock this morning, when
the legality of thtir detention will be ex
It has been rumored about town mat
one of the negroes, Nick White, has made,
a confession, in which he implicates his
companions, Tom Evanston, Dick Wilson,
J. Read and Smith King, in the commis
sion of the crime. It is customary to sub
ject prisoners suspected of crime to a
rather vigorous examination, when they
are confined at the station house, and it
is just possible, the attorneys think it
wiser that the prisoners be taken to jail
where they will be able to select their
vieiotrs. When the negroes are thus in
a position to make up their own visiting
list, it may be regained as certain that
the members of the detective force will
be excluded from this favored circle.
In some such desire on the part of the
attorneys and their clients lies the prob
able reason of the application to Judge
falligant for the writs of habeas corpus.
-Mr. Harrison said yesterday that it was
quite- possible that an ignorant negro,
when he had opposed to him the quick wits
of men who made the detection of crim
inals and the punishment of those arrest
ed his business, would say something that
could be used against him on the trial,
even though he were perfectly guiltless of
There are ways of making the dumb
to speak, that are well known to the de
tectives and it may be that some of these
methods have been applied in the case of
the negroes from Darien. In the county
jail, the prisoners wili not be required to
see anyone they do not wish to see, and
in this manner their conversations and ad
missions, if they are guilty, and inadver
tent expressions denoting guilt, if they are
not guilty, may be kept from reaching
those by whom it will be used to their
It is understood that the law only per
mits the detention of suspected persons
at the station house for a period of twen
ty-four hours, when the crime with which
they are charged is a felony. This, at any
rate, is the undemanding of the iaw that
Messrs. Harrison & Myrick maintain and
that they will urge before Judge Falligant
COULDN'T COLLECT FROM CITY.
Smallpox Scare Gave Rise to an In
The verdict of a jury In the Superior
Court yesterday determined adversely to
the plaintiff a claim that had been filed
and lit gated against the city of Savan
nah, growing out of the few isolated cases
that produced the smallpox scare of last
During that time the hoarding house
of Mrs. M. 1.. Jones became exposed to
contagion, and. under the directions of
Dr. J. G. Jarrell, acting health officer at
the time, the house was quarantined and
the inmates prohibited from leaving it.
The quarantine was continued in effect
for thirteen days.
At the expiration of this period Mrs.
Jones filed a claim against the city for
the hoard of five boarders at the house
for thirteen days, and forborne other ex
penses incurred by her, whlch’brought the
total up to *9l. The city refused to pay
the claim and it was sued in the court of
Magistrate G. E. Bevans.
In that tribunal judgment was given for
the plain'iff aga nst the defendant in the
sum of *t>s, and from this judgment an
anneal was taken by the city to the Supe
rior Court. Hire the case was argued be
'ore Judge Falligant on yesterday. Mr. S.
B. Adams representing the city, and Mr.
W. F. Slater the plaintiff jin the court
Mr. Slater contended that as the quar
antine of the house had been ordered by
the acting health officer, the city became
liable for the board of tho.-e who were
looked after by Mrs. Jones during the
reriod the quarantine was contjnued. Mr.
Adams argued and submitted authorities
to show that the city could not be held
liable cn such a claim, that the protection
of other citizens of the cpy against infec
tion or contagion from a house, where a
disease, capable of bting transmitted, was
located, was a lawful exercise of the po
lice power of the municipality, and that
clearly the city could not be made to pay
the b ard of the Inmates of such a house.
Judge Falligant's charge to the jury was
a virtual direction of a verdict for the
defendant, and It was returned by the
Jury aftf r bri f deliberation. While unim
portant In Itself, the case involves an im
portant principle of the law affecting
municipalities. Should the contention ot
the plaintiff have been held to be in ac
cordance with c rrect legal principles, the
effect would have been disastrous to the
city in case it were ever decided to isolate
infectious diseases by limiting the right
of the occupants of Infected houses to
CENTRAL AGAIN ON DOCKET.
Track Farmers Seem Determined to
Fnsh the Charge,
The truck farmers west of the city are
determined not to drop the charge against
the Central of Georgia Railroad of ob
structing the crossing on Bay street ex
The case, which was dismissed for want
of prosecution Tuesday, was again placed
upon the docket yesterday, the charge be
ing for obstructing the "Dairy crossing”
on Bay street from 8:04 to 8:15 p. m., Aug.
The witnesses are D. W. Zipperer, E. A.
Zittrouer, W. M. Jones, C. C. Bebee,
James Hull. M. L. Exley and C. E. G.
Fell, all being truck farmers west of the
city. The hearing is set for Friday.
To tile Mountains.
In the nick of lime.
Just when you are yawning end feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybeard is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard
pill*. Little treasure*—2Bc 'he box. Itet
pei* Drug Cos., Proprietor*,—ad
MANY AAVAY ON VACATIONS.
Rnt Estimates of the Number Are
Usually Too High.
Savannah makes fair exchange for the
many visitors that are sent her from other
cities during the winter. This is the sea
son when the city is forsaken by many for
the resorts of mountain and sea, when
the balance is established and payment in
kind made for the tourists that come dur
ing the winter monhs. The hegira of
summer travelers has been on for some
time, but it is now at its hight.
It would be difficult to even approxi
mate the number of Savannahlans who are
away. Varying estimates would follow
questions as to opinions upon this, and it
is probable that most of them would be ex
cessive. Some have said 5,000, when asked
how many people are away from the city
on summer jaunts, but second thought us
ually rtsulted in the estimate being re
The ticket agents of the railroads and
steamboat lines reaching the resorts and
the cities visited. for vacations can an
swer most accurately when asked for es
timates. They know about how many
tickets have been sold, and can approxi
mate the number that have returned.
They allow a certain percentage for chil
dren for whom tickets are not required,
and figure out that there are not more
than about 1,500 Savannahlans, all told,
out of the city. This estimate, of course,
does not include those who are spending
the summer at their places in out-lying
resorts, such as Isle of Hope, Montgom
ery and White Bluff.
The. railroads have had a very good sea
son thus far, and it is expected that it will
continue. Cheap rates to the mountain
resorts are effective, and the limit upon
the tickets purchased does not expire un
til Oct. 31. Taking Asheville as an in
stance to show how cheap the rates ate,
$14.20 is the round trip fare charged, with
the limit as indicated. A rate even further
reduced will be offered soon. It will be an
excursion rate of $7.50, with a limit of
Many of the leading business men are
away, a fact that is patent to others who
remain. Often it is found a little discon
certing, for efforts to find them for the
transaction of some business or other
prove fruitless. The extent to which the
going-away craze has developed may bo
understood from the great difficulty that
has been experienced in securing a quo
rum for a Council meeting, a majority
of the aldermen being now out of the
The 'North Carolina resorts have borne
off the palm in the matter of Savannah
sojourners. Those of North Georgia have
also received many visitors from the city,
but Asheville, Saluda, Blowing Rock,
Swannanoa and other places in the Old
North State are very popular and never
fail to attract.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE "TECH.”
Air. Aaron French’s Gift of SISOO to
Be Completed for September 20.
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 Ihe competition. The school offers
degrees in mechanical, electrical, civil
and textile engineering, and its equipment
of these departments 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.
A Fever-Stricken Camp.
Everett City, Ga., July 21, ISOO—I am a
strong believer in and advocate of the use
of Johnson's Chill and Fever Tonic. 1
know what it will do. I have tried it in
Cuba and the low lands of Mexico. I
have been a soldier in my time and have
found the Tonic invaluable in cases of
camp fever. Only those who have been
in the tropics as soldiers can comprehend
the horrors of a fever-strickem camp,
miles and miles away from its base of
supplies. It was in such places that
Johnson's Tonic came in. You did not
need any Calomel or quinine or
any other drug. Stick to the Tonic and
you will be able to eat embalmed beef
again. Yours very truly,
Chas. F. Roden.
A IteeelTwg 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 stores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—2sc the box
Respess Drug Cos., Proprietors.—ail
We have a nice line of elder In bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Glder are very good. Llppman Brds., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets, Sa
A Dellclons Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and Is truly a delightful enjoyment to
knnale the fumes of this fine tobacco; It
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 sold
by the box of 50, Conchas at *3.50, and
Perfectos, $4.50 at Llppman Bros., whole
sale druggists. Barnard and Congress
streets, of this city.—ad.
Chair cars on Plant System excursions
to Charleston every Sunday; engage your
seats on Saturdays at the De Soto Hotel
Sunday Trips ro Ornmwlck Via
riant System fl.flo.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of JI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m—ad.
The Plant System excursion train to
Chariest” leaves Savannah at 6:30 a. m.
Sundays; tickets ere sold at one dollar for
the round trip.—ad.
Ftlilnc and Moselle Mines,
The fine French wines In bottles are Im
ported direct from the well known house
of Everest. Dupont & Cos., Bordeaux,
France, by Lippman Bros, of this city!
Ldppman Bros, desire to call attention to
the St. Jultcn brand of claret wine, which
is very nne, but quite low-priced.
Their Chauteou Leovllle la known as one
of the (West claret wines Imported to the
Lippman Bros.' importations of Rhine
wines are certainly worth the attention
of connoisseurs. They are from the cele
brated wine grower Martin Deutx of
His Bodenheim Rhine wine Is very nice
and delicious, but low price.
His Marcobrunner Cabinet, from select
ed grapes, is well worth the attention of
the finest Judges of Rhine wine in the city.
His Yohannlsburger Cabiaet Is very deli
cate and rare. md is perfection of wine
And the finest of all.— ad.
Cool and Com=
with one of our
Congress and Whitaker Sts.
I. H. PttPiES l SI
125 Conoress a. West
We handle the Yale
& Towne Manufactur
ing Company’s line of
See these goods and
get prices before plac
ing your order else
A CAR LOAD OF
no loirs MS.
113 Broogton Street, We*t.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
>2* BAY STREET. Wui.
For your stock. The fly season Is now S
us and the time to uss
Tough on Flies,
a lotion when applied will prevent you*
horses and cattle from being pestered. Tty
It and be convh.oedL
HAY, GRAIN. BRAN. COW FEED,
CHICKEN FEED, eto
T. J. DAVIS,
Phone 223. 118 Bay street, wL
"seed rye. -
TEXAS RED R. P.
HAY, GRAIN, FEED, FLOUR, ETC.
Vegetable* and Produce.
Hew Crop B. E. and Cow Pea*.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
For Young Ladies, Washington. Wilkes
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most home-like institutions in the count
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Course thorough. Terms moderate. Music,
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raphy and Typewriting. Address
BETHEL MILITARY ACADEMY.
Bethel Academy, Va. in historic Northern
Virginia. Best references almost anywhere
in the Union. Thirty-third season begins
Sept. 21st. Illustrated catalogue. Col. R. A.
NEAK CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.
For boys. Fully equipped. Send for catalogue.
JOHN R. SAMPSON, A MPrincipal.
PROPOSALS H ANTI I).
11, 1900.—Sealed proposals, in triplicate,
for furnishing Forage and Straw required
In Dept, of the East, during fiscal year
ending June 30. 1901. will be received here
and at places Indicated In Instructions Is
sued hereunder, until 12 m., Aug. 10, 1900.
U. S. reserve® right to reject or accept
any or all proposals or any parts thereof.
Information furnished on application. En
velopes containing proposals will be in
dorsed "Proposals for Forage and Straw
at-—.” Jas. M. Moore, A. Q. M. G.
Ja highly recommended as a remedy for
lung dlaeaat-s and ai a preventive for
typhoid, malarial and all kinds of fevers
Ajrenta. K. Fousrern A Cos .( Aetv York
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