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WHITE MAKES A CONFESSION.
TELLS TUB STORY OF' THE SHOOT
ING OF ARTHI It H \)ILTOX.
Saw iTemoii With n Gan Just Before
the Shooting and Met Him ( omlns
From the Scene Immediately \ft
<*r—hiiiK Also Said lie Believed
Iveraon Fired the Fatal Shot.
Lawyers Harrison and Vyrlek Had
a. Clash With the Police at the sta
tion Iloase—< ’tainted to Represent
All the Prisoner* and Advised
White Not to Talk—Habeas Corpus
Proceedings Continued Until This
The habeas corpus proceedings instituted
on behalf of the five Darien negroes now
under confinement at the police station
hou.-e against Superintendetii of Police
Thomas Screven were to have, been the
subject of investigation in the Superior
Court yesterday morning.
On account of the loss MaJ. Screven has
suffered since the applications for the
writs were filed, the case wont over until
this afternoon, when Judge Falligant will
investigate the facts and determine what
shall be done. In the meantime the negroes
are still at the station house, where they
will remain until this afternoon at least.
From all account** the occurrence against
which the application for the writs of ha
beas corpus was designed to guard has
already transpired, one of the prisoners,
as indicated in yesterday’s Morning Newe,
having talked not wisely, bur too well, for
the safety of his companions. This one of
the prisoners, Nick White, has told De
tective Stark a story of the slaying of
Arthur Hamilton that is very likely to
land his companions in misfortune behind
the bars of the penitentiary, if it does not
give them a judicial title to a fate even
The confession of White, in substance,
is th it prior to the shooting of Hamilton
he had while in a saloon with Iverson,
one of the bunch of five now at the sta-
tion house, heard him say that he in
tended to ki.l Hamilton.
On the night on which the shooting took
place, according to White?* statement to
Detective Stark, he was carrying a valise
for Hamilton and walked some distance
behind him. After they had gone some
distance White missed his umbrella, and
thinking that he had dropped it in the
road, turned over the valise to another
negro named King and retraced his steps
to look for the umbrella. He says that
on the road he saw Iverson and another
man standing near the road and almost
concealed in the shadow of some trees,
end that Iverson had a gun. Shortly af
ter he had passed the men he heard the
report of a gun. end while on his way,
back to where he had left Hamilton and
King he met Iverson and the other man
coming down the road. Iverson’s compan
ion he claims he did not recognize.
He was afterwards told by King that he,
too. believed that Iverson had fired the
There was quite a discussion at the sta
tion house yesterday when the prisoners
were visited by Messrs. Harrison and My
rick, who instituted the habeas corpus
(proceedings. It was the understanding
of Lieut. Reilly and Detective Stark that
the lawyers represented only one of the
negroes, and when, as soon as they reach
ed the cell, they began to talk to While
end advise him to make no confession,
Btark naturally objected, particularly as
White had told the detective that he was
not represented by any lawyer, and did
not expect to be. Ti>e detective was up
held in his objection by Lieut. Reilly un
til the lawyers explained that they repre
sented not one, but all five, of the pris
oners. having been retained by Thefr
friends. It seems that Mr. Harrison be
came rather excited during the progress
of the discussion as to whether he* was
to be allowed to talk to White or not, and,
According to Detective Stark, told White
that he must not talk to the detective,
“for,” he said, ‘if you tell him the story
that you have told me you will get both
yourself and your friends into serious
trouble.” The detective remarked that
he would remember that remark and
thought that the lawyer would make an
excellent witness for the state when the
trial came off.
HE TOOK M A VOMICA.
But Tounjff Mr. Tnhexdy Mu* Xot nt
All I'hnirtl by It.
An attempt to commit suicide by swal
lowing a quaixttiy of mix vomica was
made yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock
by Mr. John Tuberdy. The deed was
done at the store of his father, Mr. r.
Tuberdy, No. 24 Whitaker street.
The young man told of what he had
done shortly after the dose had been tak
en. and Dr. E. H. Nichols and Dr. C. P.
Brannen were hastily summoned. Mr. I.
A. Solomons, from his drug store, at Bar
nard and Congress streets, was also call
ed In. Dr. Brannen administered an
emetic and gave the usual antidotes for
the poison, of which two drachms had
At no time did the young man appear
particularly anxious about his fate, and
he strenuously resisted some of the meas
ures that the doctors tried to use to in-
Bure his recovery. To Dr. Brannen he
confessed that he had taken the dose
with suicidal intent, ns he had nothing
to live for and wanted to die. But Dr.
Nichols, after an examination, was in
clined to think that none of the poison
kiad been taken nt ail, and that the story
that the man had told had been manu
factured for ulterior motives which he did
not care to make public.
At any rate he has experienced no had
results from the dose, whether swallowed
or merely thrown away, and last night
was still at his father’s store, not having
gone to bed, either from the effects of
the poison or the remedies that had been
applied to counteract its effects.
IT VDIIAL AT i O’l I.Ot K.
Mian Georgln Scrum Will Be In
terrel in Vnult nt l.ntirel (irovo.
The funeral of Mlsh Georgia Bryan
Screven, an account of sad and un
expected death on Wednesday evening
was given in the Morning News of yester
day, will take place from the family resi
dence. at the corner of Congress and Aber
corn streets, at ft o’clock this evening.
The funeral services will be performed
by Rev. 1.. f\ Birch, acting rector of
Christ Church parish in the absence of
Rev. Robb White. The interment, as al
ready announced, will he in the family
vault in laurel Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Elizabeth Woodbridge Arnold, Miss
Cereven’s sister, with her daughters, will
reach the city on the Atlantic Coast Bine
train this morning. The other sister, Mrs.
Samuel C. Atkinson of Brunswick is ill in
Atlanta and her physical condition will
not permit her attendance upon the fu
Can Yon Tell Why
You have constant headaches, are nervous
and sleepless at night and feel tired In
the morning? Your blood isn’t carrying
the right materials to your nerves end
other organs. Begin taking Hood’s Sar
saparilla. the great b-ood enricher, and
you will soon realize a change. You will
feel better and stronger, will relish your
food and enjoy refreshing sleep.
Nausea, indigestion are cured by Hood's
JO If N SON-IV ERA OX.
A Pretty Wedding at the Independ
ent Church Lant Night.
Avery pretty wedding took place last
evening at the Independent Presbyterian
Church, when Dr. Inetaf Hugo Johnson
and Miss Inga Gertrude Iverson were
married by Rev. James Y. Fair.
Many friends of the young couple had
assembled in the Church to witness the
ceremony, and promptly at 9:30 o’clock, as
Mrs. Harrison, the organist, commenced
the wedding march from “Lohengrin,” the
bride entered on the arm of her father,
Mr. H. Iverson, who gave her away. She
was preceded by her two little sisters,
Miss Ruth Iverson and Miss Rhoda Iver
son, daintily gowned in white organdie
and carrying pink roses. The groom, ac
companied by his best man. Dr. St. J. B.
Graham, met the bride near the pulpit.
The ushers were Mr. Edward Wash
burn. Mr. R. G. Kreeger, Mr. E. W.
Cubbedge and Mr. Stark Clay.
During the ceremony Braga’s “Angel’s
Serenade” was exquisitely rendered by
Miss Winter on the violin with organ ac
companiment by Mrs. Harrison, while
Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” was
played as recessional.
The bride was married in her traveling
gown, a stylish tailor suit of blue cloth,
and were a pretty hat of blue straw,
faced with white liberty silk and trimmed
wi h cornflowers and white ribbon. She
carri and a lovt ly bouquet of white roses.
The re was no reception after the cere
mony, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson leaving by
the 10 o’clock train over the Central for
the North and West. They will visit in
Chicago and Minneapolis, returning to
Savannah early in Srptember. They will
immediately begin hou ekeeping at 308 St.
Julian stieet, east, where they will be at
home to their friends after Sept. 7.
The bride is the eldest child of Mr. and
Mrs. H. Iverson, who have been in charge
of the Savannah Port Society for a num
ber of years She has shown a deep and
practical sympathy with this work, in its
far-reac ing charity, as with every other
effort ft< r good, and her personal charm
and g ntle influence have made her uni
The groom is a successful young phy
sician. well known in Savannah. Al
though a native of Chester, Pa., he has
lived here most of hia life, and during all
of his professional c areer, and has- a large
circle of friends.
Among the wedding gifts was a hand
some chafing dish with flagon, fork and
spoon, from the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the
Fort Society, and a beautiful amethyst
brooch, a bronze and onyx clock, and a
silver service presented by members of the
Chinese Mission of the Independent Pres
DE BELE-WILLI AMS.
Two Popular Young People Married
at St. rn.nl'■ Lutheran Church.
Mr. Frederick C. Debele and Miss Mar
garet Williams were married at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church yesterday, the
pastor, Rev. M. J. Kpting, officiating.
The marriage was a very pleasant af
fair, the church being filled with the
friends of the young couple. The chan-
cel was handsomely decorated with palms
and cut flowers. Dr. Oliver J. Cook was
the best man and Miss Margaret Slgwald
the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were
Miss Carrie Gnann and Miss Marie Deb
ele. Messrs. Joseph Elslnger and B. R.
Williams served as ushers.
The bride wore a dress of white chiffon
over taffeta silk and carried a bouquet
of Bride's roses. The maid of honor and
bridesmaids were attired In white batiste,
trimmed with white satin ribbon and lace
and carried bouquets of pink roses.
After the ceremony there was a short
reception to the bridal party and Intimate
friends at the residence of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Williams, at
406 Waldburg street, west. After the re
ception the bride and groom were driven
to the Baltimore wharf where they took
the Steamship D. H. Miller for Baltimore.
They will visit Washington. Philadelphia,
Toronto, Canada, and other points of in
The bride is one of Savannah's most
charming young ladies and beloved by a
host of friends. She is one of the active
members of St. Paul's congregation, be
ing a teacher and musical director of the
Sunday School. The groom holds a res
ponsible position as bookkeeper and
stenographer of the Dixie Oil Company.
Among the many handsome presents re
ceived by the happy couple was a china
closet Ailed with a complete set of china
from the fellow employes of the groom.
WEHE ftl lETLY MARRIED.
Mr. J. IV. Hunt, Jr., anil Miss Henri
etta Knck Made One.
Mr. John Wesley Hunt, Jr,, and Miss
Henrietta Isadore Kuck were married
Wednesday night at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Suhr, at 118 First street, east, the cere
money being performed by Rev. M. J.
EpAing. The marriage was a very quiet
affair, only the members of the families
of the bride and groom being present.
Both parties are quite young, but as they
had fully made up their minds to the
marriage the parents gave their consent.
The groom is the son of Supt. J. W.
Hunt of the street and lane department
and Is a young mechanic with good pros
OTHER COMPANIES WANT IT.
Rut Many Military Men Believe Ca
dets Should Get the Lead.
The Savannah Cadets believe the right
of discovery entitles them to the useless
ammunition that has been discovered in
the powder magazine, and for which a
petition was presented Council by Capt. J.
T. West. Many of the military men in
the city agree with the Cadets that, since
the ammunition might have lain for many
years more without any claim for it be
ing made, it would be well enough for
the city to let the company have the bul
lets to he remoulded for Springfield rifle
Others, however, dissent. They say the
discovery does not prohibit other claim
mils appearing upon the scene, and it is
possible that petitions to share in the find
may be submitted to Council. Talk of
this has been heard, and it remains to
be seen how the Cadets will fare in their
effort to obtain a lot of old lead that
seems to be useless for anything save the
purpose they desire it.
FLAMES PROVED FATAL.
Miss Mary E. Sullivan Died From Her
Miss Mary E. Sullivan, who was so bad
ly burned day before yesterday nt her
home. No. 16 Price street, by the explosion
of a lamp, died yesterday morning at 7
o’clock from the effect of her injuries.
The funeral will take place this after
noon at 4:30 o’clock from her late resi
dence. The burial will be at the Cathe
dral Cemetery. ,
Miss Sullivan was a native of this city.
She leaves one sister. Miss Nellie T. Sul
livan, also a resident of Savannah.
Hello-Isle of Hope.
Grand cakewalk at Isle of Hope Satur
day afternoon for the special benefit of the
ladles and children. Accommodations on
pavilion for 700. Admission only 10c; no
reserve aeats. Be sure and come, as there
la a big treat In store for you. Cars leave
Junction every hall hour. Don’t mlsa the
opportunity. Respectfulbt. Barbee &
. Bendy, —ad.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1900.
OBSTACLES SWEPT ASIDE.
COI NTY GIVEN THROIGH RIGHT OF
WAV FOR La ROC HE AVENUE.
Deed* Filed to Right of Way
Through All Land* Save Thome of
Mrs. Walden. and Thin i* to be Con
demned-New Rond Will be u Con
venience to Resident* nt Inle of
Hope, and a Boon to Those Living
at nonahella nnd Cattle Park—Will
lie Pushed to Completion—Other
Applications Tnrned Down—Prop
erty That Can’t He Found, Save for
By force of an order passed by the
Board of County Commissioners yesterday
afternoon, the obstacles that have stood
in the way of the completion of La Roche
avenue were swept aside and steps taken
that will result in opening to the public
this important addition to the county sys
tem of roods within a very short time.
Laßoche avenue is the highway that is
to connect, when completed, the Skidaway
road and the old military causeway at Isle
of Hope. It begins at the four-mile post
on the Skidaway road and reaches the
causeway, on the map, by a route that
leads past Bonabella, Cattle Park and
other saltwater suburbs of the city in
that section of the county. When it is
completed it will not only afford a short
cut to Isle of Hope, but it will provide the
residents of Cattle Park and Bonhbeila
with a road to the city that is almost di
rect. In the past they have been com
pelled to follow a most circuitous road
and, in consequerce, to travel almost twice
the distance that will he necessary after
the completion of Laßoche avenue.
Two miles of the road have already been
constructed, work having been ended
where the land of Barnes begins. At yes
terday’s meeting of the commissioners a
number of residents of the district through
which the road will run when completed
filed with the hoard deeds to the right of
way through all the lands the road will
traverse, with the exception of the lands
of Mrs. Walden.
Mrs. Walden, it appears, has had in the
past an experience with some railroad
company, which she permitted to cross
her lands. As she did not find the expe
rience agreeable, she refused to treat with
the property-owners for the right of way,
and resolutely and flatly declined either,
to permit the road to cross her lands
without charge, or to sell a strip wide
enough for the purpose. Several of the
property-owners have therefore filed with
the commissioners their personal bond,
conditioned to repay the county what
ever sum shall be decreed to be due when
the land is condemned, and condemnation
proceedings have been instituted. It is
not anticipated that any great length of
time will elapse before the condemnation
of the last remaining segment of 4he right
of way will have been accomplished, an.)
the work may then he pushed to a rapid
The report of Superintendent of Public
Works and Roads Chaplin showed that
the high-water mark had been reached
in the number of convicts in the county
camps and at the county farm. On Aug.
1.- this number was 288, and since that time
it has been increased by 13, making a to
tal of 301 convicts. For the month of
July the average number was 282. Never
before in the history of the county has
there been this number of misdemeanor
convicts employed on the public works.
These were fed and guarded last month,
at a cost to the county of 29 cents per day,
During the month of July much atten
tion was paid to the drainage work
around the city, 3,650 feet of new ditches
having been dug and 118,150 feet of oid
ditches slushed. The number of linear feet
of ditches slushed amounts to 22% miles,
less a very small fraction. All of this
work has been at points within two miles
and a half of the city limits, the design
being to prevent the possibility of mala
rial conditions during the summer tgionths.
A communication was received from Mr.
H. M. Lofton, general manager of the
Savannah. Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope
Railway, requesting the commissioners to
olter a reward for the arrest of Seaborn
Hayes, the murderer of Motorman L. B.
Varnadoe. The communication recited the
fact that a reward of SIOO had already been
offered by the street railway company and
suggested that the offer of an additional
reward by the County Commissioners
would greatly facilitate the capture of
Hayes and his punishment for the brutal
and cowardly murder of which he is
As there seems to be some doubt of the
right of the county to offer a reward in
such case's, the communication from Mr.
Lofton was referred to the county attor
ney, with instructions to investigate the
law and report to the board.
Several offers of rights of way made
to the cities by various parties for the
construction of roads were turned down
because they were not in proper form,
failing to specify that those who offered
them were the sole owners of the property
and in a position to give the county a
good title. Among the applications that
suffered this fate was one from the res
idents of West Savannah, offering the
right of way of Cecil stre t to the County
Commissioners, for the purpose of con
structing a county road. This street of
West Savannah connects the Louisville
and Augusta r ads and it has been repre
sented to the County Commissioners that
to pave it would result in great conven
ience to residents of that section.
It is probable that this application and
others that have been temporarily dis
missed because not in proper form, will
have thtlr formal defects remedied by the
petitioners and then again tiled with the
A petition that reveals an interesting,
though somewhat unfortunate, condition
of affairs, was read at the meeting. I*
was from Maj. G. M. Ryals, and recited
that in 1898 he had bought from the com
missioners a piece of property on the
Ogeeehee road, which hud been sold for
taxes and bought in at the tax sale for
the county. He has made a mimlter of
unsuccessful attempts to have the sheriff
put him in possession, 'nut it now appears
that neither the sheriff nor anyone else
knows where the property is situated.
Maj. Ryals wants the board to repay him
the purchase price and luxes, or put him
In possession; either course, he says in liis
petition, will be perfectly satisfactory to
It is that there are a number of
pieces of property in the county lhat are
in the same fix. In the old deeds they
have been very Imperfectly and careless
ly described, and the consequence is that
nobody now knows where they begin and
where they end As long as their owners
pay taxes it is all light, but whenever tney
default, nnd there it* a fax sale, the pur
chaser finds it difficult to determine just
what he hue bought.
Maj. Ryals has found it impossible. His
petition has been referred to the county
attorney. The funny part of the mutter
is that since Maj. Ryals has refused to
pay taxes on the apparently imaginary
tract lhat he bought, it has been levied
upon and is to be sold again.
TO HBLI* MRS. VABNADOE.
Mrs. Edward Tliomns*linn Interested
Herself In tlie Matter.
Mrs. Edward Thomas of No. 134 McDon
ough street, east, has interested herself in
procuring help for the widow of Motorman
Varnadoe. Some subscriptions she re
ceived at her home yesterday were turned
over to Mrs. Varnadoe. It is said the
street railway employes have made up a
purse of (100 for tbe widow.
DRAWING TO A CLOSE.
Bat the Tybee Season Will Continue
I ntil the Hotel Close*.
The season that is now drawing to a
close has been the best Tybee ever en
joyed. Hotel Tybee did a greater business
than ever in its history, remaining full
for a longer period. The guests all en
joyed their stay on the island, and it is
probable they will not only themselves
visit Tybee again next summer but that
they will induce others to do so.
It is probable that the hotel wdll not
be closed until Sept. 4, I/abor Day, Sept.
3. Is a holiday, and it is expected that
there will be a crowd to visit the island
then. If present plans are followed that
wdll practically close the season. The
hotel will shut up shop until next sum
If the hotel does not close before Labor
Day, the season will extend beyond the
limit of last year’s. Because of the storm
that was then predicted, the visitors on
the island left for the city, practically
putting on end to the Tybee festivities.
Thus far there have been no storm pre
dictions, and this season may pass with
out any alarm being occasioned by them.
No sea nettles have appeared. That is
another thing that has served to keep the
season open. Usually the troublesome
little fish, or whatever they may be. put in
their appearance by this lime. Last year
they were considerably earlier, as those
who were stung by them while in bathing
can readily testify. When the water is
infested by the nettles, bathing is no sjwrt.
The sting of one of the creatures is not
to be despised. One comes much nearer
crying than laughing over it. Nothing has
been heard of the nettles this year, and
it is possible they may not show up at
all. Their failure to do so would scarcely
create any painful disappointment.
The dancing crowds continue rather
heavy. Last night there w r ae dancing, and
many went down from the city to enjoy it.
The dancing will continue on Tuesdays
and Thursdays until the season has closed.
Bathing is still enjoyed by many of those
who visit the island, but it is noted that
the crowds in the surf are very much
smaller than earlier in the season. Yet
they bear about the same proportion to
•he number of visitors as was the case
when the season was at its hight.
THE WHITMAN SISTERS.
Oißnnixlng a Troop to Go on the
Hoad This Season.
The Whitman, sisters, Essie and May,
are hack in Savannah. The 6lsters, who
are the daughters of Rev. Alberry M.
Whitman, formerly of Savannah, but now
of Atlanta, are well remembered here,
having been quite prominent, with their
mother in church work among the colored
people. They are better known, how
ever, for their dramatic talent, having
taken part in various local entertainments
and having made a venture of their own
on the road last season.
They propose to go regularly into the
theatrical business and are now organiz
ing a company for next season. Their
special purpose here is to pick up some
of the “kid” talent which they had last
season and some four or five bright
youngsters stand a chance of getting jobs.
The company will be of the vaudeville
type. Prince Ishmael, who married one
of the sisters, will be with the troupe.
The rumor, circulated here, that one
of the sisters was dead is without foun
dation. Both are alive and well. They
are stopping with M. F. Major, at 610
THE NEW CIGAR STORE.
Plnknssolin <t Co.’s Opening Last
Night Well Attended.
J. Pinkussohn & Co.’s new cigar store
on Bull street was formally opened last
night. The store was well filled with gen
tlemen from the opening hour until late
in the evening.
The interior of the store Is very at
tractive. There are three large wall cases
of quartered oak, provided with gas and
electric lights. Two large French glass
milrors add to the novelty of the inte
rior. The cigar cases are mounted upon
Italian marble bases.
In each show window there was a novel
display of Tom Keene cigars. These win
dows are provided with six patent electric
light bulbs, the first of the late pattern
brought to Savannah.
A noticeable piece of furniture Is a
brass cigar lighter mounted upon a three
foot pedestal of quartered oak. The ex
terior of the store is in while and gold.
The souvenir of the occasion was anew
patent combination lock purse, which was
eagerly sought after by the guests. A
handsome flora! horseshoe, from J. Pin
kussohn & Bro. of Charleston, was very
GLASS IN’ THE STREET.
Sanltnry Inspector McDonald Found
It About Hull Street Squares.
Sanitary Inspector Barney L. McDonal.l
was thoroughly convinced yesterday that
ali who find a pleasure in scattering brok
en glass in the paths of bicycles are not
yet among the dead. From Oglethorpe
avenue to Gordon street on Bull street,
the inspector's attention tvas called to the
large amount of broken glass thrown in
places where it would be practically im
possible for a rider to avoid running Into
When mishaps occur the indignation of
those victimized runs at a high pitch. The
trouble is in locating the guilty persons,
however, which the police are not always
able to do.
PINCHED RECKLESS RIDER.
I Young Broker Didn't I.lke Being
Run Into by Negro.
A well known broker reprimanded a
negro bicyclist near the Cotton Exchange
yesterday for running into him carelessly.
The negro dashed into the broker, who
was also riding, and either knocked him
down or inconvenienced him considerably.
The broker thereupon gave the offender
a Jab on the head, sending him reeling
against the railing nearby, which was
the means of protecting him from a fall.
After it was all over the broker wondered
whether he or the negro suffered most,
since the latter was struck on the head.
Good Crops Along the Alabama Mid
Mr. P. D Daffln and Mr. J. W. Comer
have Just returned to the city, after sev
eral days spent along the Alabama Mid
land Railroad In Southwest Georgia and
Southeastern Alabama. Mr. Daffln re
ports the crops, especially cotton. In that
section In fine condition. The cotton is
well fruited and Is opening nicely, pick-’
ers being seen In the fields in several
Folding Fane Free to AIL
Just received, 1,000 Japanese folding
fans, to he given away Friday and Sat
urday of this week to all purchasers of
orte pound of coffee or half a pound of
tea. The Great Atlantic and Pacific
Tea Company, 106 Broughton street, west;
614.03 to Black Mountain, X. C., and
Account of Montreal Bible Conference,
the Southern Railway will sell tickets
Aug. 9, 10. U, 12 and 13. final limit Aug. 28.
James Freeman, C. P. and T. A., I*l BuU
FOREST CITY TEAM WON.
THEY TOOK THE TYBEE BALL
GAME FROM THE SOITHSIDERS.
Copt.Creamer Claimed His Team Had
to Play Against Twelve Men,
tY hit'll Meant That Both I nipires
and the Scorer Were Against Him.
An Open Question as to How the
Game Resulted—Some Claimed It
Was G to 3 While Others Stoutly
Averred It Was O to 2—One of the
Forest City Player* Pounded the
Ball Oat to Sea for a Home Run.
The men behind the political gun that is
fired now and then in Savannah with
disastrous effect had a big time on Tybee
yesterday. They had a picnic. That’s
what it really was and what it was call
ed. the Forest City Independent Club hav
ing arranged such an entertainment, and
induced many of its members to partici
pate. The Forest City Club’s baseball
team, incidentally, declared that there was
another picnic on the island—that they
had with the team from the South6ide
The ball game was the great feature of
the day. It was decidedly warm. This
warmth was not due solely to the blazing
sun and the heated sands, for there was
no little kicking injected into the game,
and the politicians were as demonstrative
as though some election were being pulled
off. though the accompaniment of scraps
was lacking. Everything was In harmony,
and only good feeling prevailed.
Some, doubt exists as to the score. Scor
er Frank McDermott was the finest in
his line that ever chalked up a run, yet
it could not be told from the remarkable
array of hieroglyphics he presented at
the conclusion of the game, whether the
score stood 6 to 2 or 6 to 3 in favor of
the Forest City team. It was one or the
other, but which is not known. That,
like the great controversy as to who
wrote the plays commonly attributed to
Shakespeare, will go down to history as
an unsolved problem. Umpire James Mc-
Bride, president of the Forest City Club,
declared it was 6 to 3, but his judgment
was pronounced biased, and, besides, the
Southsiders said, he didn’t know what
he was talking about anyway.
The Southsiders claim they had only
nine men with whom to play twelve. Cap*.
Robert Creamer asserted that his team
had not only Umpire Mcßride, which
might have been expected, against them,
but Umpire Samuel Reynolds as well.
The Judge, he declared, sold them out,
did them dirt and gave the game to the
Forest City team. And why? Simply be
cause the Judge will run for justice in the
Fourth again, and the Southside doesn’t
happen to be in the district, while the
Forest City Club, on the contrary, most
decidedly is. That was rough on the
Judge, particularly as he had been chosen
by the Southsiders to represent them as
umpire. The Judge indignantly refutes
the charge, and declares .that ho did
everything he could for the Southsiders,
but that the Forest City boys wouldn't
stand for any of his most brilliant tricks
as an umpire.
Then, too. Scorer McDermott was jump
ed on in fine s'yle by Capt. Creamer, who
said he tvas the rummiest lot in the scor
ing line that ever happened. Capt. Cream
er stirred around most Industriously look
ing for someone else to represent his team
in keeping score, but the official scorer
managed to hang on to his job. The cap
tain of the Southsiders was registering
kick after kick about the way only the
best batters for the Forest City crowd
would ever appear at the plate, but he
seemed to be on the losing side. Figura
tively speaking, the ballot boxes were
stuffed and the lines in front of the vot
ing paces had been filled up with the
opposition before the Southsiders ever ap
peared on the scene.
Following are the players and the posi
tions th y covered:
Forest City. Southside.
Mcßride pitcher Jones
Duffy catcher Smith
Quinley first base Creamer
Touissaint second base Pacetti
Royston third base Lehwal.l
McDermott short stop Compass
Mendel left field Pardue
Murray center field Rogers
Lillienthal right field Hill
The Mcßride and the McDermott whose
names appear among the Forest City
players were not those whose names are
so well known in a political way, and that
gave C'apt. Creamer another reason for
kicking. He declared that he had been
flim-flammed, that dark horses had been
run in on him. He confidently expected
that the doughty sires would be at short
and in the box for his opponents
but their sorts showed up as substitutes.
Umpire Mcßride was an autocrat. His
rulings stood against ail protest. He would
call a man out and. despite the combined
kick of the entire team, out he would be.
"How about that, Mr. Umpire?" shrieked
Touissaint. grtting gay when a hall had
been pitched to one of those on his side.
“How many balls?” “That's all right,”
was all the answer he received. "I’m at
tending to this department." And he was.
He scorned the use of an umbrella, but
Umpire Reynolds had to look out for his
complexion. His umbrella interfered
greatly with the game and was the rea
son Touissaint missed one of the many
easy ones he muffed during the five in
nirgs that were played.
Quinley was the warmest thing in the
batting line that appeared on Tybee
sands. He knocked the ball out to sea
the first time he came to the bat. making
a home run. Alderman Jarrell, who hap
pened to be present in his bathing suit,
retrieved the ball, swimming out a dis
tance that made that from the plate in
Bolton Street Park to center field fence
look like a deuce.
The score by innings was es follows;
Forest City 2 112 o—6
Southside 0 1 0 0 2?—3 (?)
The run makers for the Forest City
team were Mcßride. Quinley, Touissaint,
Murray and Duffy, Mcßride making two.
Lehwald and Rogers made the runs for
the Southside. Lehwald declares he made
that disputed third run, but that will
never be positively known.
The politicians did not have a very big
crowd, but they had a big time. Not
more than 250 tickets in all on account of
the picnic and hall game were sold. Music
in the pavilion was an attraction for the
visitors, some of whom enjoyed dancing.
The weather, even at Tybee. was warm,
but a dip in the surf furnished relief
when it was considered any too severe.
NEW STREET CAR TRACKS.
Would Be I.ntd by tlie Company as
Soon n Possible.
General Manager H. M. Lofton of the
Savannah. Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope
Railway Company was asked yesterday
when the comiwny purposes beginning
work on the construction of the double belt
line for Barnard street and turnouts and
sidings for Whitaker street, provided the
Council passes favorably upon the peti
tions submitted at the meeting on Wednes
day. His answer was that it would prob
ably he as oon as possible.
Mr. Lofton's understanding, he explain
ed. Is that the company expects to begin
work, the petitions being granted, as soon
as the city ordinance will admit of ground
being broken and material can he secured.
No definite date for the inception of the
proposed changes has been asslgr.d, but It
Is probable that the company would lose
The Plant System excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 6:29 a. m
Sundays; tickets are sold at on* dollar for
she round trip.—ad.
AN INSPECTION NEEDED.
Rotten Poles Cause a Wire Tangle
on Bull Street.
Rotten electric light and street railway
poles caused a tangle of wires on Bull and
Bryan streets yesterday morning.
The electric light company’s force had
just removed the wires from ar. old pole
at Bull and Bryan streets, when the pole
fell from sheer rottenness, having evi
dently been sustained only by tl)e wires.
In falling the pole struck across the
trolley w.re just across Bryan street, car
ryitg it dawn. The strain on the wire
caused a trolley pole in front of the
Southern Express Company’s office, about
10j feet away, to come down. This pole
snapped off at the base, revealing a case
of dry rot. It was sometime before the
tangle of wirts was stra : ghtened out.
It would be interesting to know just
how many more of these poles are in the
same rotten condition. The majority of
the street railway and electric light poles
have been standing for years, and it is
probable that an inspection would reveal
a e milar condition of rottenness on the
part of a large percentage cf the number.
Returned From New Y’ork.
Mr. P. T. Foye has returned from New 7
York, where he made his purchase of
carpets, rugs and matting for his new
store, to be occupied Sept. 1. Work on
the new structure is being rapidly pushed,
and it will be one of the best appointed
buildings in this part of the country.
Thermometer’s Highest Point.
The thermometer registered 99 degrees
yesterday, being the highest for the sea
son. The maximum was reached at 3p. m.
The minimum was 75 degrees at 6:10 a. m.,
showing a variation of 2A degrees for the
New Confectionery Store.
The Imperial Candy Company to-day
assumes control of the store at Bull and
State streets, where an up-to-date con
fectionery business will be carried on.
The very best soda w r ater, ice cream and
sherbets will be served. Full line of fine
cigars will be stocked. The patronage
of the people of Savannah is solicited.
THE IMPERIAL CANDY COMPANY,
#14.65 to Black Mountain, N. C., and
Account of Montreat Bible Conference,
the Southern Railway will sell tickets,
Aug. 9. 10, 11. 12 and 13, final limit Aug. 28.
James Freeman, C. P. and T. A., 141 Bull
A Fever-Stricken (amp.
Everett City, Ga., July 21, 1900.—1 am a
strong believer in and advocate of the use
cf Johnson’s Chill and Fever Tonic. I
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-strickern 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 Receiving 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—2so the box.
Respess Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—ad.
We have a nice line of cider In bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Llppman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets. Sa
A Dellclovta Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; It
Is exhilarating and delicious.
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 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 Hott,
Sunday Trips m Brunswick Yin
Plant System 61.00.
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 the Mountains.
In the nick of time. ,
Just when you are yawning and feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybeard is better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard
pills. Little treasures—26c >be box. Res
pess Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—ad.
To Brunswick nno Return, 61-00 Via
the Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunda
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of SI.OO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a.'to, and
5:20 a. m.—ad.
The summer is passing, have you taken
in the Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip,
Llppman Pi others carry In stock tbe
most noted brands.
Antediluvian is a celebrated whiskey
bottled by Osborne of New York, ana are
safe In saying It Is one of the best
whiskies In the city.
The Peoria Rye Whiskey, bottle In bond
by Clark Bros, of Peoria, 111., is also a
The Peerless whiskey, bottled In bond at
Hendersonville, Ky.. being under the su
pervision of the United States government.
Insuring purity and strength.
Llppman Bros, are wholesale druggists,
but they Intend to retail these fine whis
What Is Tetterlnef
It Is a sure cure for all skin diseases. It
cures itch, tetter, ringworm, eczema, salt
rheum, etc. Never fails. Noihing is "Just
as good.” Don't accept substitutes. Try
and you will be convinced, as thousands
of others have. If your druggist doesn’t
keep It, send 50c in stamps direct to th
maker, J. T. Shuptrlne, Savannah, Ga.
(or a box postpaid.—ad.
For Over Fifty Yeara.
Mrs. Winaloiw’a Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething. It soothee the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and is the best remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-five cent* a bottle,
The Right Tifr?
Is right now. Inducingly low
hot weather before-the-rush
prices. Worth considering, if
you want a stove or range.
Our line is complete, our prices
the lowest, and our work
thoroughly guaranteed. Rich*
ardson & Boynton’s Perfect
Ranges, Shephard’s Magic
Ranges and Orr, Painter &
Co.’s Othello. No other line
Let us give you estimates
while we have plenty of time
to put in your range and test it,
ffm. & H. H.
West Congress Street.
E. B. Neat, F. P. Millard.
President. Vice President
Henry Burn, Jr Seo’y and Treat
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Glass and Brushes,
lime, Cement and Plaster,
•ar 4 WUtakn Streets.
A CAR LOAD OF
HD MU'S SIS.
11 .*5 lirongton Street, West.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
>22 BAY STREET. Wuk
For your slock. The fly season la now an
us and the time ta use
Tough on Flies,
a lotion when applied will prevent you,
horses and cattle frcm being pestered. Try
It and be convlr.oed.
HAY, GRAIN, BRAN, COW FEED,
CHICKEN FEEL. etc.
T. J. DAVIS.
Phone 223. IT* Bay street, wesL
SCHOOLS Ai\i> tOLLKGUS.
( II All LBSTON> S. C.
Founded In 17,<rt.
NEXT SESSION OPENS OCT. 1, 1900.
Board in the College dormitory. Includ
ing furnished room and lights, can be ob
tained at $lO a month. Tuition S4O per
session, payable In two Installments. A 1
candidates for admission are permitted to
compete for Boyce Scholarships, which
pay $l5O a year.
Strong faculty; well equipped chemical
physical and biological laboratories; ob
servatory; library of 14.000 volumes; and
the finest museum of natural history in
Elective courses leading to the degree
of B. A. and M. A.
For catalogue. Illustrated circular and
information in full, address,
ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY
For Young Ladles, Washington, Wilkes
county. Georgia, admitted to be one of the
most home-llke Institutions In the count
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Course thorough. Terms moderate. Music.
Art. Physical Culture, Elocution, Stenog
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EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL,
L. M. BLACKFORD. M. A., Principal.
For Boys. Three miles ftom Alexandria.
Va.. and tight from Washl gton. D.
C. The 62d year opens Sept. 26. 1900. Cata
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