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FELL FROM A TYBEE TRAIN.
ROBERT J. EBBS’ St'DDE\ DEATH
YESTEHDAY A FTEII\OON.
Fell From the Train While on Ills
Way to Tybee hate Yesterday and
Died Shortly After From Hi In
juries—KCbbn Well hnoun in the
C ity and Was Formerly Associated
With the Savannah Theater—Had
Heeentl.v Ileen Foreman of a r.nng
at Fort Screven-His llody Brought
to the C ity and Turned Over to
Robert J. Ebbs fell from the 5:25 o’clock
Tybee train yesterday afternoon and re
ceived injuria that resulted in death fif
teen minutes later.
The accident occurred in the neighbor
hood of the three-mile post, and while the
train was running at its usual speed.
Ebbs, with the news ngent, Brandt Gold
smith, and the baggage master, B. M.
Edwards, were in the baggage car. Ac
cording to the story of both Kdwards and
Goldsmith, Edwards was in the rear of
the car assorting the baggage, while
Goldsmith was standing at the right door
of the car looking out and with his back
to Ebbs, who was sitting in the baggage
master’s chair near the left door.
Edwards heard a movement of the chair,
and looking from his work, saw that it
was empty nnd tipped forward, leaning
against a bag of ice. He called to Gold
smith, who was still looking from the
window, saying: “Where is the man that
was in here?” Goldsmith looked around.
Ibut not seeing him in the chair, opened
the front door, thinking that he had gone
The search for the missing man took
but a few minutes, und then the baggage
master pulled the hell rope, and explain
ing to the conductor his fears as to the
fate of the missing man, the train was
run back until, within about half a mile
from where it had stopped, the bleeding
tmd unconscious man was found lying in
the marsh about eight feet from the
He was placed in the baggage car and
Dr. J. G. Jarrell and Dr. J. S. Howkina
who were aboard summoned. They could
be of no service as the mans head had
be n so badiy crushed through contact
with a crosstie that th re was absolutely
no chance to save his life. Ho died fifteen
minut s after b ing picked up, before the
train had r-ached Lazaretto creek.
As so n as the trn n reached the island
Information of the accident was to
the city. Coroner Goette was notified and
took the n*:xt train down, bringing the
body up to the city <n the train that left
Tyboe at 7:4h o’clock.
Mr. Ebbs was about 32 years old. and a
native of this city, where he was well
known and had mnny friends. At one
time he was connected with the Theater
In the capacity of ticket seller, but has
recently been the foreman of a gang of
laborers at work on the government res
ervation at Fort Screven. To he near his
work, he was living on the island at Es
tfcll’s, where he boarded with Mr. Johnson
There is reason to believe that Ebbs
was under the influence of liquor w’hen
he met his death, as both the news agent
and the baggagemasier were quite posi
tive t hat he had been drinking when he
came into the car. In fact, it was only
two days before the accident that Mr. C.
W. Saussy. superintendent of the Tybee
road, had refused to let him get on the
train, unless accompanied by a friend, as
he was too drunk to be able to take care
of himself. So far as Is known. Mr.
Ebbs had no immediate relatives in this
His brother. Wm. Ebbs, his last remain
ing relative, died in a somewhat similar
manner and in almost the exact place
about three years ago.
Coroner Goette said last night that he ‘
did not think an inquest would be neces- j
sary. The remains are at the establish- \
ment of Coroner Goette. The funeral ar
rangements will be made to-day.
INTERESTED IN THE FIGHT.
Fitzsimmons’ Victory Created No
The sports were considerably Interested j
In the prize fight pulled off last night be- i
tween Gus Ruhlln and Bob Fitzsimmons,
but it created nothing like the same in
terest as that displayed when Fitzsimmons
met Corbett or when Corbett and Sharkey
had their bout. The fight was reported
in detail by wire at the music halls, and
fair audiences listened attentively.
Betting in New' York was on Fitzsim
mons as a favorite, so it was not partic
ularly surprising when he won. His vic
tory came a little earlier than was ex
pected, though, being in the sixth round.
Most of those in Savannah who watch the
big fights and follow the movements and
statements of the prominent lights in the
pugilistic world were with Fitz, so they
were pretty well prepared for the result.
Betting was pretty slow. Some money
was posted, but in nothing like the
amounts that indicate the interest in the
"really big events that are nulled off. One
man lost S3O on Ruhlln, which was the big
gest losing recorded. He had It about
even In several bets.
WORKING ON THE FISSURE.
Work on the Cracked Conduit In
.Still in !*rotfi*ca.
Work has not yet been completed on the
conduit at the w'ater works. The break
is still being exposed, workmen uncovering
it toward one end W'hlle others close it up
with cement and brick at the other. The
conduit has been pumped dry, the fire en
gine having finished its work. It is ex
pected that some days will be needed to
finish up the work.
Not the slightest inconvenience to con
sumers has resulted from the break and
the efforts being made to repair it. The
pressure has been* equally as strong and
no complaints have been registered be
cause of the failure of water to reach the
top stories of buildings. The old water
works engines have been in use since tho
work on the fissure in the conduit began.
Though their operation is more expensive
than that of the engines at the new- water
works, the result Is equally as good.
QUARANTINE TO BE OFF.
Dr. Brunner Donhtfnl of Any Yel
low Fever In Tnmpa.
It is probable that the Florida state
health officials will declare the quaran
tine against Tampa off to-day. Health
Officer Brunner exacts as much.
Dr. Brunner has been doubtful from the
first of the existence of yellow fever in
Tampa, and for the last several days he
has been confirmed In this opinion. HI a
conservative position in the matter is
very satisfactory to Savannahians.
A LAWN PARTY FOR CHILDREN.
NVIII Re Given by Ladies of Seventh
The ladies of the Seventh Street Metho
dist Church will give a lawn party for
children on Monday afternoon at 4:30
o’clock on the green near the church. The
public is invited, and is promised a pleas
ant time. Refreshments will be served.
Do you like a dry champagne? Try
Cook’s Imperial Extra Dry; its flavor is
unrivalled and U is perfectly pure.—ad.
HAYS STILL AT LIBERTY.
Hut No Effort U Spnrrd Tlmt May
Result in IIIm Capture.
Hays, the murderer of Motorman Varne
doe, is still at large, though he has been
| hunted and continues to be hunted as but
| few criminals have been in Chatham
I county in recent years. Each day numer
ous reports are made to the police and de
tectives giving the alleged whereabouts of
the man, and regularly these rumors are
investigated only to be found without
One report yesterday that was made by
a prominent gentleman of Thunderbolt
was to the effect that a trustworthy negro
fisherman had reported seeing Hays
Thursday on Skidaway Island. Another
report came in shortly before 11 o’clock
last night that a negro had located the
much-wanted criminal In the vicinity of
Drayton and Gaston streets and asking
that the officers be sent to that place at
once. Patrolmen Godbold, Christie and
Kearney went immediately to the scene
of the supposed hiding place, but this
search, as had others, proved bootless.
According to another story, told by a
railroad hand, Hays is staying at a house
about five miles from the city. He would
not give the direction, but was, last night,
to conduct a policeman ro the place. An
appointment was made with him, but he
failed to keep it.
Opinions among the many persons In
terested in the search for Hays is about
equally divided; many think that he is
no longer in either the city or the vicin
ity, while others are of the opinion that,
with the close watch that has been con
stantly maintained since the crime was
committed, it w’ould have been impossi
ble for him to get away, and that he Is
in consequence hidden somewhere in the
immediate vicinity of the city, if not with
in the city itself.
MEETING OF DRUGGISTS.
First Annnnl Gathering of the Chat
ham County ITiariuaceatlcnl As
The Chatham County Pharmaceutical
Association held its first annual meeting
in the breakfast room of the De Soto Ho
tel last night. Among a number of im
portant and interesting matters which
came up was the election of officers for
the ensuing year. All the old officers were
re-elected, as follows: J. T. Shuptrine,
president; W. F. Reid, first vice president;
W. C. Offfutt, treasurer, and Walter D.
Jones, secretary. Mr. I. A. Solomons was
elected as delegate to represent the In
terest of the retail druggist at the con
vention of the National Wholesale Drug
gists’ Association, which is to meet in
Chicago in September.
The Chatham County Pharmaceutical
Association has on Its rolls all the retail
druggists In the city except three, repre
sentatives of all the jobbers, and a large
majority of the clerks.
Every member of the association feels
much gratified at the success of the first
year in a social way in bringing the phar
macists in Savannah together and estab
lishing a spirit of good fellowship. From
a business standpoint all are convinced
that the benefits to be derived from the
organization are incalculable.
At the close of the meeting Mr. W. M.
Cleveland extended a cordial invitation to
the association to hold Its next reguler
meeting at his residence on Duffy street.
A vote of thanks was extended to Messrs.
Watson & Powers for their kindness on
a number of occasions.
DOWN TO THE WEIGHT.
Pearce Has Trained to the Point to
Which the Fitfliters Agreed.
George Pearce has trained down to
within two pounds of the w'efght at which
he is to meet Tommy' Corcoran next Fri
day night at. the Theater. The men are
to fight at 145 pounds, though they will
give and take five pounds. Pearce has
got rid of fifteen pounds since he has
been training, and he is certain that the
rest of it will disappear by the time the
fight is pulled off. Corcoran is always at
about 145, so he did not have to work off
flesh. Both men are training industrious
ly. and it is believed that he lovers of
tho art wall seo the prettiest fistic contest
that was ever pulled off in Savannah.
Interest in the fight is increasing. So
is the money put up on it. One who is
In a position to know declared yesterday
that he knew of $2,500 that had been wag
ered on the result, ail of it at even money.
A couple of bets have been registered that
Pearce will put his man out, but most of
the money Is on the decision. It is said
SSOO is awaiting a taker who wants to
put his money against Corcoran, and it
Is probable that more of the long green
will change hands on this fight than on
any ever heid here.
COLORED SOLDIERS W ANTED.
Cavalry anil Infantry to lie Recruit
ed for Plilllppines.
Orders were received at the recruiting
offire yesterday to enlist men for service
in the Twenty-fifth Regiment Infantry,
color, and, Unit and States Regulars, and also
for the Tenth Regular Cavalry, a so col
ored. Both of th*se organizations are to
be sent to the Philippines shortly, and
will probably be enlisted to their full
Bulletins giving the required physical
proportion, the pay ad other Informat Ivin
will be posted to-day In the Postofflce
It is thought that there will be but little
trouble In securing a number of enlist
ments from this city and immediate vicin
HI A R HIED IN HAVANA.
Nils* Beckwith, Formerly of This
City, Heroine* Mrs. Moody There.
Notice has been received in this city of
the marriage of Miss Mabelle Beckwith
and Mr. Arnold Moody, which took place
about ten days ego in Havana. Cuba.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. S.
L. Beckwith am! lived here until a few
months ago, when she went to Havana in
the government department. Mr. Moody
is n native of Virginia, and is engaged
in Y. M. C. A. work in and about Ha
vana. Mr. and Mrs. Moody will prob
ably visit Savannah about December.
ON HIS WAY TO El HOP!?.
Prof. Gibson Will Y!lt the Grave of
Prof. John Gibson of Monroe. G., who
has been visiting his brother. Dr. I. a.
Gilieon of Savannah, sails to-day for New
York. Prof. Gibson is on his way to Eu
rope. where he will spend two years in
special study at the Universities of Ox
ford and Heidelberg. He expects to visit
Egypt and Asia, mid see the grave of hi*
kinsman, Hon. Thos. R. Gibson, who died
while acting as United States Minister to
Your test frlerd ran give no better ad
vice than this: “For impure blood, bad
stomach and weak nerves take Hood’s
To Brunswick nuu Return, SI.OO Via
the Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Bunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rats of $1 00 for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. m. and
6:20 a. m ad.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1900.
THE FOUR WERE INDICTED.
GRAND JURY PRESENTED ALLEGED
POLICY LOTTERY PROPRIETORS.
Hirsch, Henderson. Hodges and Ful
ton, the Four White Men Caught
in the Meshes of Sheriff Sweeny’s
Net, Will Answer Indictment for
Violating Gaming I,nir—The Ne
gro Assistants, Nnhhed at tho
Same Time, Punished In City Court.
Grand Jnry to Try Its Hand at
Suppression anil Solicitor General
W ill Assist—Trial Is to De on Mon
The four alleged policy lottery proprie
tors who were caught in the raid of Tues
day evening, were indicted by the grand
jury of the Superior Court yesterday af
ternoon for violating the gaming laws of
the state. The men thus indicted are
Julius D. Hirsch. L. J. Hodges, Male Hen
derson and Frank Fulton.
Ten of the negroes who were caught In
the raid at the same time as were the
four more prominent and influential mem
bers of the profession expressed to the
solicitor general yesterday morning a will
ingness to enter picas of guilty and in
consequence were presented to Judge Nor
wood in the City Court for the offense of
maintaining a policy lottery or being in
strumental in its operation. Judge Nor
wood assessed a fine of SSO and costs, wdth
the alternative of six months on the chain
gang in each case, and all of the fines
were promptly paid.
The men thus punished are of the class
commonly know’n as “writers” for the pol
icy lotteries, of which class it has been
estimated there are 200 or more in Savan
nah. The names of those who contributed
to tho coffers of the City Court officers
by the payment of the fines assessed
against them are A. Hoover, Benton
Green. F. Fahm, Robert Black, A. How
ard, W. Brothers, Ed. Byrnes, Edward
Morgan, L. G. Jenkins and Wesley Miller.
Two or three others, who were arrested
at the same time, refused to plead and
will have to be dealt with, so the solicitor
general stated, by a more indirect method
than that pursued in the punishment of
criminals in the City Court. Its results
will probably be not less severe and it is
doubtful, assuming the negroes to be guil
ty of the crime with which they are charg
ed, that the path they have chosen to
follow is that of wisdom.
Tiie meeting of the grand jury in the
afternoon w’as called, it is understood, es
pecially to consider the question of gam
bling and the violation of the laws that
are designed to prohibit it in this state.
What went on behind the closed doors
of the grand jury room is a secret with
the members of the grand inquest, but
that the gambling question was discussed
in many of its phases and bearings there
can be but little doubt. The attention
that has been given this vexed problem
by the present grand jury has been as
earnest and as painstaking as that which
characterized the deliberations of the
grand juries by which it was preceded.
It may be that the present grand jury will
formulate some plan, that, carried into
execution, will do something toward the
abatement of the vice in Savannah and
The witnesses who appeared against the
gamblers indicted yesterday were of very
different class from those who usually
make out the state’s case before grand
Juries. In the past it has been usual to
pick up some employe of the man against
whom an indictment is lo be found; yes
terday the sheriff and his officers fur
nished the needed evidence to support
the return of a true bill. Against Hen
derson Sheriff Sweeny is named as the
witness on the back of the indictment;
against Hodges, Deputy Hartlgan appear
ed; Deputies Lilienthal and Harvey testi
fied against Hirsch, while Deputy O’Con
nor told of the operation of the wheel
which Frank Fulton is charged with own
ing and conducting.
During the session of the grand jury
the polieStor general was called into fre
quent consultation with its members, and
it is understood that he agreed to push
the cases against the men indicted by the
grand jury, and to bring them to trial
with the greatest possible degree of celer
ity. The cases against Hirsch, Henderson,
Hodges and Fulton will be assigned for
trial on Monday. Whatever plan is for
mulated by the grand Jury will receive
the support which can come, from the
prosecuting officer of the state for this
The members of the grand jury, confess
ing that the problem is o difficult one,
and that they do not see their way clear
ly to its solution, yet express the inten
tion of doing what they can to abate or
lessen the evil and a modest confidence
that they will be able to accomplish some
thing in this direction, even if they do
not clean the Augean stables by one Her
culean effort. As the problem has been
grappled with before, without having ap
proached any closer solution than it was
when the former efforts were instituted,
the plan and procedure of the grand jury
will be watched with interest.
ISLE OF HOPE M %TINEE.
Cakewalk This Afternoon for the
Ladies nnd Children.
The cakewalk which was so successfully
given at Barbee & Bandy’s pavilion at
Isle of Hope Tuesday night, will be re
peated this afternoon for the benefit of the
ladies and children. It Is expected that
a large crowd will go out. Special ar
rangements have been made for the com
fort of the little ones, so there need be
no fears on this score. Children under
five years will be admitted free, while a
general admission of 10 cents will be
charged to all others. There will be a
guessing contest for the children. The
child guessing nearest the number of peo
ple on the pavilion will be awarded a
handsome prize. Cars will be run every
half hour by ihe street railway company.
The cakewalk will begin promptly on the
arrival of the 5:30 car.
The guessing contest at Isle of Hope
last night resulted in Miss Etta Roth
schild winning on a guess of 225 as the
number of people on the pavilion. There
was a large crowd out for the dance, and
everybody greatly enjoyed the evening.
PROVIDED TEN BENCHES.
Emmet Park Given a Starter in tlie
Way of Improvements.
Bay street green, otherwise known as
Fmmpt Park, ir not to be totally Ignored.
Ten new' benches were placed there yes
terday for the benefit of those who spend
their leisure time in search of the cooling
breezes at that point.
This improvement is the result of the
combined effort of the street and lane
department, and the Park nnd Tree Com
mission. The former furnished the
benches and the latter placed them in po
The improvement \e a small one, but It
may be the beginning of greater things.
It is safe to predict that the claims of
Emmet Park will be loudly heard in the
coming municipal campaign.
Pimple* nnd Freckles on Face
Your druggist will refund your money
if Fazo Ointment fails to cure you.—ad.
Sunday Trips m Brunswick via
Plnnt System SI.OO.
The riant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
(cava at 2:10 a. ra. and 5:20 a. m —ad
BARRELS WOULD BE CLEAN.
Complaints About Garbage Recep
tacles Would So Result.
The garbage ordinance Introduced In
Council by Alderman Dixon continues to
excite comment, many householders be
ing opposed to it. Others regard It as
needed and give It their support in the dis
cussions that arise regarding It. The
question is one upon which the Aldermen
will figure up the pros and cons and the
numbers objecting and supporting when
the ordinance is put on its s cond read
Director of Public Works Gadsden, who
heartily favors the proposed change, and
who believes It necessary in order that
the scavenger department may be proper
ly conducted and the garbage removed
from premises as it should be, welcomes
the criticism that barrels, boxes or other
receptacles for garbage might become foul
and ill smelling. He says this is the very
ti ing, the possibility that the recepta
cles will became foul, that will render it
It I* reasoned by the Director cf Public
Works that the barrels on the sidewalks
and in the lanes will be open to the ob
servation of inspectors. Let one reach a
condition menacing to heaLh and it will
be readily discovered. Mr. Gadsden, him
stlf. he said, would be able to drive
through the lai.es ard along the streets
to observe the conui ion of the barrels.
< ritlcism of the condition of the rrcep
ta lts would, at any time, Mr. Gadsden
de larcri, be gladly welcomed. The de
portment would be glad to know if any
of them were not kept c;ean. Reports
about, them would be rcceivtd and steps
would bo tak n to have the fau.t reme
If those who object to putting barrels
in the lanes on the outside of gates will
provide their premises with Specially con
structed garbage receptables the neces
sity, under the new ordinance, would be
removed. Mr. Gadsden says the deport
ment would desire such an arrangement.
He suggests some box into which the gar
-1 age may be emptied from the yards and
taken up from the lanes by the scaven
A number of householders already have
such arrangements to dispose of their
garbage. There will need to be no changes
in such cases. The scavenger men find it
saves time and labor to take the gar
bage from such receptacles rather than
go inside yards for it.
It is not probable that, in view' of the
protests that have been made by some,
the hour named in the ordinance, 7
o’clock, as that by which the garbage is
to be in the boxes, will be changed for
a later one. Mr. Gadsden said it Is neces
sary that the stuff be set out by that
time. He says the scavenger wagons
make three trips a day, two before din
ner and one after, and that it w'ould bo
impossible to do the w*ork if the start
should be made later than 7 o’clock.
The garbage from breakfast, which,
some claim, should be included in the
sniff removed early in the morning, Mr.
Gadsden says, is comparatively little. No
great advantage for householders would
result, therefore, from a delay of two or
three hours. In the other cities w’here
the plan proposed for Savannah is opera
tive, the hour by which the garbage must
be placed in the lanes or on the sidewalks
Is no later, while in some cases it is
Mr. John Daily of Hardeevllle Is a guest
of the Screven.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Jenkine are quests
of the Screven.
Mr. J. T. Warnell of Morrison Is a gueet
of the Screven.
Mr. A. Pope left via the Central yes
terday for Atlanta.
Mr. T. R. Slappey of Hagan Is regis
tered at the Screven.
Mr. W. D. Denham of Fort White is a
guest of the DeSoto.
Mr. P. Brennan left via the Southern
yesterday for Tryon.
Mr. J. H. Thomas of Columbia Is reg
istered at the Pulaski.
Mr. W. H. Halsey of Atlanta Is reg
istered at the DeSoto.
Mr. O. D. Gannon of Paschal Is
registered at the Pulaski.
Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Dunham of Darien
are guests of the Pulaski.
Mr. C. A. H. Otto of New Orleans Is
registered at the Screven.
Miss Inez Snow' will sail for New York
to-day on the Kansas City.
Mis* Nellie Reynolds left’via the South
ern yesterday for Waynesville.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Jervey, Jr., of At
lanta are guests of the DeSoto.
Mr. John A. Potter will leave via the
Plant System to-day for New York.
Mr. H. W. Johnson will leave via the
Plant System'to-day for New York.
Mr. M. K. Nussbaum of Bainbridge, Ga. t
is among the guests of the Screven.
Mr. H. B. Lewis of Atlanta was among
the arrivals at the DeSoto yesterday.
Miss M. E. Robertson will leave via the
Plant System to-day for White Springs.
(’apt. T. 'B. Jones was among the pas
sengers of the Central yesterday for Ma
Mr. S. A. Word of Swainsboro was
among the arrivals at the Screven yester
Mr. John W. Huger will be among the
passengers on the Kansas City to-day for
Mr. George Fey will be among the pas
sengers of the Plant System to-day for
Mr. E. G. Trenholm was among the pas
sengers of the Southern yesterday for
Miss J. W. Myddelton will be among the
passengers of the Plant System to-day
for White Springs.
Mr. George W. Allen, Jr., was among
the passengers of the Southern yesterday
for Black Mountain.
Mrs. F. W. Storer and children were
among the passengers of the Southern
yesterday for Asheville.
Mrs. C. Aekermann was a passenger
aboard the City of Birmingham which left
New Y"ork for Savannah on Aug. 8.
Mr. Harry Jones of Philip* & Jones,
handling gentlemen’s furnishing goods, of
Macon, is among the visitors in the city.
Mr. T. J. Cumming has returned to the
city from Hendersonville. N. C., having
been hurriedly called to that point on ac
count of illness in his family.
Mr. D. E. Cohen of Jewish Sentiment
is in the illy. Mr. Cohen will issue anew
Year’s edition of his paper In the Interest
of tlie Savannah Council of Jewish Wo
What Not to Say.
Do not say, “I can’t eat.” Take Hood’s
Sarsaparilla and say, “I am hungry all
the time, and food never hurts me.”
Never say to your friends that you are
as tired in the morning as t night. If
they happen to be sharp they will tell
you that Hood’s Sarsaparilla cures that
Do not say. "My face Is full of pimples.”
You are quite llxely to be toll by some
one, "There is no need of that, for
Hood’s Sarsaparilla cures pimples.”
It is improper nnd unnecessary to *ay,
"My health is poor and my blood is bad*”
Hood's Sarsapari’la will give you good
blood, and good health will follow as a
Chair ears on Plant System excursions
to Charleston ©very Sunday; engage your
seats on Saturdays tu the I> Soto Hotel
DIFFER FROM THE BUREAU.
COTTON HEN DO NOT ACCEPT THE
WEATHER PEOPLE’S BULLETIN.
They Insist tlie Condition of the
Crop Is Superior to NN liat tlie
Monthly Report Shows—The Re
port, Nevertheless. Had a Bullish
Effect on Prices—Cotton Men in
Savannah Suy That, Instead of
Gain of 1 Per Ceut. Since the Last
Report, the Bulletin Should Have
Shown a Gain of lO Per Cent—Chi
na and Its Troubles Exerting un
Influence I pon Prices.
The monthly bulletin of the Weather
Bureau did not accord very well with the
views of the cotton men on the Bay. It
appeared yesterday, but it was repudiated
by practically all the factors as thorough
ly out of accord with the reports they have
received of the cotton crop. Their re
pents. as a rule, do not cover a very wide
section, being confined principally to Geor
gia and Alabama, but those of some of
the dealers in the staple are supplemented
by advices from other sections.
Instead of the advance of one point In
the crop condition that was shown by
the bulletin, the majority of the cotton
men declared it should have been at least
ten points. They based this view not
only upon the crop as they know it In
Georgia, but upon the reports received
from other leading cotton section*. In
Georgia the conditions have improved
greatly within the last month, the rains
that were so excessive in some sections
having held up, and other sections which
needed rain having received it. In Mis
sissippi and Louisiana, a broker declared,
the conditions have also improved, while
it was made quite clear to him on a trip
he made recently through North and
South Carolina, that the crop in those
states is in excellent way. The plant, he
observed, was vigorous and well fruited,
and gave every indication of yielding
This gentleman believes the crop should
easily turn out 10,500,000 bales. The weath
er bureau’s report caused a bullish move
ment, and the gentleman believes it will
continue for. possibly, the month of Au
gust. to be followed by a slight decline
in September. He believes it quite pos
sible that the price will run above ten
cents, though, he has littie faith in the
hope, entertained by some, that it will
reach 11 or 12.
Had the trouble in China not intervened,
the gentleman is confident that the high
prices mentioned would have prevailed
this season. Chinn, though, he declared,
uses annually something iike a million or
more hales, both in row material and
manufactured goods, and to have such a
field of consumption shut out, will nat
urally counteract the rise expected. The
Southern milks have been selling to a con
siderable extent to China, and the state of
affairs there has resulted in some of these
mills cutting down their production.
Prices on manufactured cotton goods,
the gentleman continued, have also taken
a downward turn because of the troubles
in the Orient. The prices of the raw ma
terial nnd that of the manufactured pro
duct do not balance well, and some of the
mills have sold cotton In order to unload.
They hope to get the staple c'heaper by
the time the demand for the goods has
again driven up their price*. That, they
think, will be when there has been a ces
sation to the troubles that are now rife
Were it not for this uprising in China,
the conditions, colton men say, are just
suitable for a considerable advance In
price*. Liverpool’s shortage is great, and
that would, in itself, exert a strong up
ward tendency. As it is, though, farmers
may, with a reasonable degree of certain
ty, count upon good prices for their cot
The broker referred to says the crop is
earlier this '.ear than last. Th* farmers
s©'m to be rushing to get advantage of
the prices that now prevail. By Sept. 1
it is probable that 20,M0 la es of the new'
crop will have been marketed.
Tonnage will be higher than last year.
This is due to so many of the tr.imp
steamers having been engaged by various
governments for service as transports
They are needed for carrying troops or
supplies to China. It seems possible that
not enough ships for the rapid export of
the crop can be secured.
WAS A MISTAKE.
Mr. Tuberdy Explains Reported At
tempt nt Suicide.
Mr. John F. Tuberdy, w r ho wras reported
In yesterday’s Morning News as having
made an attempt at suicide, requests the
Morning News to say that it was all a
“I had not the slightest intention of com
mitting suicide,” said Mr. Tuberdy yester
day. “There were two bottles
of medicine in the rear of the
store, where it is dark, and
I got hold of the w rong bottle and started
to dTink U, but the moment I tasted it I
knew my mistake, nnd spit it out. Tho
colored boy, seeing my mistake, raised the
alarm that I had drank poison. The fact
that I never felt the leas* unw'ell as a
result prove* conclusively that I had no
intention of taking poison.”
Mr. Tuberdy’s friends will be pleased to
learn that the report was an error.
PROF. WOOD IN SAVANNAH.
Tnskegff Elocutionist Pleased Sa
vannah Audience Highly.
Prof. Charles Winter Wood entertained
a large audience last night at St. James
A. M. E. Church. As an elocutionist
Prof. Wood is on© of the most remarka
ble members of his race. He is one of
the instructors at the Tuskege© Institute
presider over by Booker T. Wash
ington, and this speaks sufficiently for his
character. Prof. Wood entertained several
audiences here and pleased them highly.
He will be well remembered In Savannah.
! How It May Bo Developed in Yonr
When a father has n daughter to edu
cate it is very important that he should
select the right school. There are many
advantages in sending a girl to a boarding
school. There she learns self-reliance, and
it develops in her a womanhood that will
I adorn her character. Parents should be
j very careful tvhat school they patronize.
! Brennu College, formeily Georgia Female
Seminary, at Gainesville, Go., offers ex
ceptional facilities and advantages for the
proper education of girls. Each student
is glv.en personal, Individual work by ex
perienced Christian teachers. For hand
some catalogue address Brenau, Gaines
Hello—lsle of Hope.
Grand cakewalk at Isle of Hope Satur
day afternoon for the special benefit of the
ladies and children. Accommodations on
pavilion for 700. Admission only 10c; no
reserve seats. Be sure and come, as there
is a big treat in store for you. Cars leave
Junction every half hour. Don’t miss the
opportunity. Respectfully, Barbee &
119.75 To Illack Mountain, Si. C., and
Account of Montreat Bible Society Con
ference, the Southern Railway will sell
tickets Aug. 9, 10. 11, 12 and 13, final limit
Aug. 28. James Freeman, city passenger
*nd ticket agent, ltl Bull street.-ad.
THE RECORDER’S COURT GRIND.
Only a Fow Prisoners and None on
The Recorder had another comparative
ly Fmall court yesterday, and n;ne of the
cases were of particular interest.
R. Welcome was remanded to the City
Court on two charges/one larceny from
the house, and the other larceny from the
Of the five prisoners arrested for fight
ing and making a disturbance in a house
on Reynolds street, the night before, S.
Haywood was given thirty days, while the
others were discharged.
W. 11. Barnard, colored, charged with
and sorderly conduct and cursing and abus
ing the arresting officers, was given a sen
tence cf $lO or fifteen days.
Is Florida to Re Divided f
From the Mobile Daily Register.
The qu stion in Florida is the proposed
moving of the capital frem Tallahassee
to Jacksonville. It will take a consti u.ion
a amendment to do it, and there is little
likelihood of immediate success in that
direction. Meantime, the evident tendency
to concentrate political influence in Jack
sonville that Is to say on the eastern
coast of the state, has aroused a feeling
all through West Florida that the west
ern end of the state Is being neglected;
that it is rtgaided of no value in the
state, and the sooner it strikes out for
itself the better.
' This feeling gives b?sls to the talk of
annexation of West Florida to Alabama.
The West Floridians believe that this will
solve the question of the capital to every
body’s satisfaction. Jacksonville will get
the capital of Florida and West Florida
wiil become a part of Alabama and look
to Montgomery es the seat of its political
Possibly there is nothing but talk In the
affair. The West Floridians may be de
siring only to "bluff” the Jacksonville
movement; but there is something more
than mere talk in it, or there will be, If
the capital movement Is pushed. The peo-
P e of West Florida are hardly aroused
as yet, but if the Jacksonville aggran
dizement is persevered in there will cer
tainly be an earnest effort to get West
Florida disjoined from the rest of the
state. And the movement will receive en
couragement from some quarters in Ala
These facts should be carefully consid
ered by the people of East Florida who
are putting the capital removal plan for
ward as a campaign Issue.
40 Cents for a Dollar Bonk.
The Morning News is offering to Its sub
scribers Rand-McNally’s dollar atlas for
This Is valuable work. It embraces
about all the information obtainable of
the world. In a condensed form. The book
is smell, convenient size and Is largely
sought after at the publisher’s price of
It contains nearly 100 colored map* of
states, territories, Canadian provinces, for
eign countries, our new possessions, Mex
ico and Central America.
It contains about 100 page* of reading
matter relating to the historical, political,
agricultural and commercial conditions of
all countries, together with descriptive
matter of each, showing comparisons of
different countries of the world in an easy
The atlas can now be obtained at the
business office by all subscribers to the
Morning News for 40c. If mailed, 10c ad
Lively Times nt Isle of Hope.
Cakew’alk will start at 6 p. m. to-day.
Hunter and Van Keuren will donate for
the children’s dancing contest. The prize
will be awarded the lucky one guessing
che number of people in the pavilion.
Supper w’ill be served, including diamond
back terrapin soup. Cars will leave 10th
street every half hour. Don’t mjss see
ing Master Easton Yonge, the youngest
cakewalker in the city. Music furnished
by Rosenfeld’s orchestra.—ad.
J? 9.75 To Black Mountain, N. C., and
Account of Montreat Bible Society Con
ference, the Southern Railway will sell
tickets Aug. 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, final limit
Aug. 28. James Freeman, city passenger
and ticket agent, 341 Bull street.—ad.
A Fever-Stricken Camp.
Everett City, Ga., July 21, 1900—I 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 Iven
in the tropics as soldiers can comprehend
the horrors of a fever-stricken 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. Y'ours very truly,
Chas. F. Roden.
A Receftvrajx Teller.
A receiving teller at a good bank said
that he was about to get sick. He fell
tired all time; sleep did not refresh
him; felt as If he ought to take vacation.
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about as good as new.
Get Graybeard at all drug atores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—2sc the box.
Respess Drug Cos., Proprietors.—ad.
We have a nice Un© of cider in bottles. I
pure and genuine, from the celebrated l
establishment of Mott & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and ihe Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Llppmati Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets, Sa
A Dellctons Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale tho fumes of this fine tobacco; It
Is exhilarating and delicious.
See that the name of Herbert Spercer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with,
out which none are genuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars are only sold
by the box o? 60, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos, $4.50 at Llpptuan Bros., whole
sale druggists. Barnard and Congress
streets, of this c’ty.—ad.
To the Mountain*.
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 'he box. Res
pess Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—%d.
The summer Is passing, have you taken
In the Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip
The Plant System excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 6:30 a. m.
Sundays; tickets ore sold at one dollar for
the round trip.—ad.
Frenct. Olive Oil.
Tbe beat oily* oil in the world Is made
by Marcus Aiiotb of Bordeaux, France,
wno la known aa making the only flneat
grade of odve oil, preaaed from oelecled
Llppman Brothers sre agents for this
house, and carry ibis otlvs oil to bottles
Is drawing to a
close, and we in
tend to take as little
as possible of the
present stock with
You will find up
to the time of mov
ing some very
And would natural
ly think it a business
error to sell such
seasonable goods as
At half, and less
(Which we are doing.)
But if we can make
a few more friends
before leaving the
old store, will feel
You will find the
Shirt Waists on the
first floor in a full
line of styles and
sues, and a great
Also ask to see the
50c and 75c