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TRAINS MET IN COLLISION.
passeisgeb and freight train
COLLIDED AT LIBERTY CITY.
They Were the Southern'* ranee user
No. 53 and the riant System’*
Freight No. 20S—Nobody Waa Seri
ously Hnrt. Though Engineer Hen
derson Had an Arm llruised and
F. M. Greggs, a Colored Porter,
Had Hl* Head Hurt—Dense Fog at
the Time of the Accident—Some of
the Rolling Stock Was Iladly
Smashed—Tralllc Was Delayed Hut
a Short Time.
Passenger train No. 53 of the Southern
Railway and Plant System freight No.
208, mot In a head-on collision yesterday
morning at Liberty City, forty-six miles
south of Savannah, the first station north
of the Altemaha river. Two or three per
son* were bruised up in the collision, but
no one was seriously hurt.
No. 53 left Savannah at 5:20 o’clock.
Engineer D. B. Henderson was at the
throttle, and Conductor Dowling was in
charge of th# train. Engineer Robertson
was running the freighl train, and Con
ductor Buck was in charge of it. Both
engineers and both firemen ore eaid to
have jumped when they saw the collision
was inevitable, and their jumping saved
their lives,’in all probability, chough En
gineer Henderson did not escape scot free,
as he had his arm slightly injured.
There was a dense fog enveloping the
country at the time of the accident, about
6:20 o’clock. This made it impossible for
the engineers to see clearly from a dis
tance. The freight train was on the main
track and had pulled up beyond the sta
tion in order to take a siding. The pass
enger train was about one minute ahead
of time, which, It is said, was no fault
of the engineer, as trains have the privi
lege of running that much ahead to take
water at the station.
It was with a heavy crash that the
trains came together. The two engines
were locked in an iron embrace, the
smokestack and headlights being jammed
off. Several of the freight cars were badly
smashed, and the mail car was rammed
Into the tender before it. F. M. Greggs,
a porter on a sleeping car, was bruised
about the head. A number of passengers
were aboard the train, but not one was
The first news of the accident received
was by a telegram from Mrs. W. B.
Stubbs to Mr. Stubbs, whom she assured
that she had not been injured. Mrs.
Stubbs was one of the passengers aboard
the Sotuhern train.
Superintendent of Transportation W. J.
Haylow of the Plant System went to the
scene of the wreck with a force of hands.
After about five hours the track was
again open to traffic. The steamship Kan
sas City of the Ocean Steamship Line was
held for a while for the convenience of sev
eral passengers who were expected, but
wno had been delayed on account of the
ROBERT EBBS’ FUNERAL.
Dad Man Had \o Hein t ions So Far
The funeral of Robert J. Ebbs, who
was killed Friday afternoon by falling
from the Tybee train at three-mile post,
took place yesterday afternoon from the
undertaking establishment of Coroner
Goette. The burial was made in Lahrel
Grove Cemetery, Rev. M. J. Epting, pas
tor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, con
ducting the services at the grave.
On the night of the accident and all
through yesterday, numerous friends of
the dead man called to pay their last re
spects, and several accompanied the body
to the cemetery.
As far as can be learned the dead man
had no relatives in the city. Even the
friends who knew him best say thet he
seldom talked of himself or his relatives,
and though he had at one time mentioned
that he had relatives living In the West,
he had neither stated their names nor
the degree of kinship.
It was rumored at the time of Ebbs’
death that he had re.'ently received a large
sum of money, several thousands, from
the government as payment of a claim
for cotton destroyed during the Civil War.
His friends yesterday said, however, that
the only money received had been about
*3OO, and that he had spent the greater part
of this prior to his death. They did not
think it had come from the government.
Ebbs' father had a claim against the
government for cotton seized after the
war. amounting to a good many thousand
dollars. It was reported some months ago
that this claim had been compromised for
a good round sum. but it is not known that
euch was the case.
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FOR THE FREE LIBRARY.
The Chain Letter Scheme Prodnclirjt
The chain letter scheme for raising a
fund with which to start a free library
for Savannah is getting along splendidly,
says Mrs. Selina Cole Hall, who inau
gurated it. Besides numerous replies
from the chain series itself there have
been also separate amounts sent in much
larger than those asked for in the let
ters. Mrs. Hall is very much pleased
with the progress thus far made, and
with the evident support that the scheme
is receiving, one of the most promising
features of which she considers the fact
that the letters have already begun com
ing In from other sections of the state,
and even other states.
'Mrs. Hall la particularly anxious that
the chain should not he broken, and so
offers to write the letters for those per
sons who have not the time, providing
they will send her the names and ad
dresses of the persons to whom they
wish them sent.
Mrs. Hall also intends to send letters
asking for subscriptions to the fund to
prominent persons throughout the coun
try, end thinks that she will receive large
additions to the fund from such sources.
geese; WEiRE POISONED.
A Neighbor to Whom Their Clatter
Gave I’lnbragr Suspected.
Mr. J. H. Grice, of No. 750 Gwinnett
atreet, east, reported at thg barracks yes
terday, that a flock of ten geese belong
ing to him had been poisoned, that the
greater number of them were dead, and
the remainder likely to die before the day
was out. He stated that he thought that
the poison was strychnine, and that he
believed it had been given by a neighbor
w'ho had threatened o poison both the
geese and several doge of the neighbor
hood because annoyed by them. The mat
ter was turned over to the detectives for
REPRESENTED THE CITY.
A Committee of Business Men Left
Yeaterdny for Baltimore.
A committee of Savannah business men
was aboard the steamship Itasca, bound
for Baltimore yesterday afternoon. The
gommlttee was appointed by the president
of the Board of Trade, to represent the
oily at the meeting of the National Hay
Dealers' Association, to be held In Bal
timore (his week. Among the gentle
men on the committee, were Messrs. NV .
D Simkina, R. G. Fleming and R. E.
When bahy comes to the home it will
bind the wife closer to the husband, or
it will gradually tend to cut her off from
his conipanship. A sickly mother loses
in physical charm, and often in temper
and disposition. A fretful child is a
trial, even to loving parents. The use
ol Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription
prepares the wife for motherhood. It
strengthens the body, and induces a
healthy condition of mind, free from
anxiety or fear. It makes the baby’s
advent practically painless. The mother
being healthy her child is healthy, and
a healthy child is a happy child, a joy
to the parents, linking them together
with anew bond of affection.
There is no opium, cocaine or other
narcotic in "Favorite Prescription.”
" I read what your medicine has done for
other people. writes Mrs. Edwin H. Gardner,
of Beechwood, Norfolk Cos. Ma 9 , Box 70, "so
thought 1 would try it, and I found it a blessing
to me and family. I took your medicine a
year when I had a ten pound girl I had the
easiest time I ever had with any of my three
children, and I have been very well ever since.
I took three bottles of ' Favorite Prescription,*
three of 'Golden Medical Discovery,’ana three
vials of ’Pellets.' Before I tool yonr medicine
I only weighed 135 pounds, and now I weigh
Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets cure sick
KILLED HIS BROTHER.
A Ornnken flow Among - Negroes Re
sults in r Fratricide.
James Bunkum, colored, killed his
brother, Jeff Bunkum about midnight last
night in a fit of drunken anger by stab
bing him in the neck. The wounded man
died within a few minutes. His murderer,
together with his wife, his brother's wife
and his adopted daughter, the last three
as witnesses, were taken to the bariacks.
The story of the trouble, as told by Mar
tha Brown, the adopted daughter, is to
the effect that James Bunkum was drunk
when she reached home shortly before the
crime was committed, and that he de
manded of her the wages that she gets
each Saturday night from her employes.
She did not give him all, or at least he
thought so, and he gave her a severe
beating in consequence
Jeff Bunkum, who was in the room
where the row' was going on, remonstrat
ed with his brother on his unwarranted
brutality, and while the talk was going on,
the girl had turned to another side of the
room, her back being to the two men.
On-ly a few words were passed, she said,
when she heard her uncle cry out, "My
God, he’s cut me.” She turned and saw
her uncle with the blood streaming from
hie neck. He died a few minutes after
Patrolman Dyer was notified and ar
rested James, who was quite drunk, and
had made no effort to escape, not even
so much as to leave the house. The wo
men were taken to the barracks as wit
nesses. Bunkum denies all knowledge of
the affair, but his wife, Florence Bunkum,
when asked who did the cutting, buret
out crying, and said “my husband.”
Coroner Goette, who was notified, went
to the house on Dumber street, near Pine.
Owing to the lateness of the hour, he
did not make an investigation, but locked
up the house, and will do so to-day.
Those Superior Court jurymen who were
relieved from further attendance upon the
court until Tuesday morning, have been
directed by Judge FalHgant to appear on
to-morrow morning, when several crim
inal cases have been assigned for trial.
Friday evening a small but de ightful
bicycle parly consisting of Misses Jeade
and Daisy Crosby, and Sarah Boriss,
Messrs. Lancelot Hayes of Bahimore, Md.,
J. W. Turner and W. E. Creamer were
entertained at the hospitable home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Johnson on Estl.l avenue.
Light refreshm. n'.s were served and al
together the even ng was a very enjoya
ble one, the party was chaperoned by Mr.
and Mrs. W. N. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Boriss entertained
Wedneslay evening at th-dr home on
President street a salimagunda party in
honor of Mr. Lancelot Hayes of Ba’tl
more. Md., and Mies Barbara Schmeal-
Irg of Alabama whom th y have as thdr
charming guests. Those present w re Mes
dames Brown, Hecht, Hall. Pmi h, Boriss,
Aires Boriss, Mieses Jeesie and Daisy
Cro by, Ada Brown, Lizzie Roundtree,
Matte Lou Flcurence, Sarah Boriss, L>-
rena Carrol, Messrs. NV. N Brown, T. M,
Haym s. J. E. Hecht, T. W. Hall, I. D.
Bo iss, J. W. Turner, L. Hayes, C. Ruth
e ford' J. J. Murphy and W. E. Creamer.
Ices of all kinds were served during the
evening and the guests departed at a late
hour, feeling very much Indebted to their
host and hostess.
The pupils of Ryan’s Business College
met at the residence of their principal,
Miss M. E. Ryan, on last Thursday even
ing, and, chaperoned by her. look a pleas
ant bicycle ride to Thunderbolt, where
they enjoyed a watermelon cutting. So
pleased were they with their outing that
they are anxious to repeat the excursion.
The only regret was that the entire school
was not able to Join in the frolic, as some
of the pupils had prior engagements, and
others were unfortunate enough not to be
bicyclists. Among those present were
Miss Bessie Alexander, Miss Josle Rob
erts, Miss Eva Roberts, Miss Gertie
Cronk, Miss Minnie Moehrke, Miss Reta
McCarthy. Miss Nellie McCarthy, Miss
Maggie O’Connor, Miss Rena Whitaker,
Messrs. Carl Collins, Clarence Goette, Ed
ward Barrett, Edward Arnold, Emmet
O’Marn, L. Symons, Masters Willie
O’Connor, John Cornell, Lawrence Mc-
Carthy, Oliver Ryan, Harry Hodgson and
E. Cornell. , _
IIIG PASSENGER LISTS.
The Kansas Clly Carried 151 People
The tide of travel northward Is now at
Its heaviest. All the steamships going
north are crowded. The Kansas City,
which sailed yesterday, carried 142 tlrst
ciass passengers, two Intermediate and
seven steerage, or 151 In all. A number of
well-known Savannahlans were among the
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1000.
LOt AL I'KRSONAL.
Mr. Wtn. Kllng of Atlanta is at the Pu
Mr. O. Hicks of Atlanta is at the Pu
Miss Eva Baker Is visiting friends in
Mr. J. W. Hughes of Atlanta is at the
Mrs. Sherriff of Atlanta is a guest of
Mr. S. J. Hill of Cordele is registered at
Miss Fannie Lane of Butia ii a guest of
Miss Johnson of Atlanta is a guest of
the De Soto.
Mr. M. P. Carroll of Atlanta is a guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. H. K. Weed of Griffin is a guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. J. M. Oliiff of Statesboro is a guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. C. R. Hates of Columbus is a guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. J. C. Jones of Statesboro is a guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. W. H. Adkins of Atlanta is regis
tered at the Pulaski.
Mr. J. H. Bailey of Wine ton is regis
tered at the De Soto.
Mr. John H. Baird of Fort Valley is a
guest of the De Soto.
Mr. Spencer S. Marsh of Atanta is a
guest of the De Soto.
Mr. W. M. Whiteley of Winston is a
guest of the De Soto.
Mr. W. E. Adams of Thomeston is reg
istered at the Screven.
Mr. W. R. Hendricks of Claxton is a
guest of the Screven.
Mr. D. J. Forlaw of Rldgeland is reg
istered at the Screven.
Mr. R. H. Lord left via the Southern
yesterday for Asheville.
Mr. J. E. Gutman sailed for Baltimore
yesterday on the Itasca.
Mr. and Mrs. John Keiley of Atlanta are
reg stered at the Pulaski.
Mr. C. Mack left for Montgomery yes
terday via the Plant System.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Henry w r ere regis
tered at the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. R. M. Butler, Jr., left via the
Southern yesterday for Asheville.
Mr. H. M. Hummie left via the Plant
System yesterday for Jacksonville..
Mr. John L. Tye and Miss Myrtle Tye
of Atanta are guests of the De Soto.
Miss Gibbons left on Thursday to visit
relatives and friends in Forsyth, Ga.
Mr. F. A. Bohn of Augusta was in the
city yesterday a guest of the Pulaski.
Mrs. M. J. Ives will soil for New York
to-morrow' on the City of Birmingham.
Mr. J. J. Leffler of Sanford was in the
city yesterday, a guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. M. Hall of Fort Valley was among
the arrivals at the De Soto yesterday.
Mr. John A. Calhoun will leave today
for Philadelphia via the Plant System.
Miss Mamie Quinlivan is the guest of
Mi 8. P. Hagan at 316 Liberty street, west.
Mr. J. G. Williams of Register was
among the guests of the Pulaski yester
Miss Mary Greene of Shellman was
among the gu<Bts of the Pulaski yester
Mr. D. H. Dugan of Augusta was
among tne arrivals at the Pulaski yester
Miss Annie A. Jones will sail for New
York to-<morrow on the City of Birming
Mr. Robt. Joerg of Columbus was in
the city yesterday, a guest of the Pu
Mr. J. G. Blitch of Statesboro whs
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yes
Mr. Willie Moore of Groveland was
among the arrivals at the Screven yes
Mr. S. J. Schley was among the pas
sengers of the Plant System yesterday for
Mr. G. A. Brooks of Fort Valley was
In the city yesterday a guest of the
Mrs. W. B. Stubbs and children left
over the Plant System yesterday for In
Mr. J. G. Moore and the Misses Mamie
ar.d >laud Moore of Groveland are guests
cf the Screven.
Mr. J. P. Schwarz will be among the
passengers of the Plant System to-day
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer R. Atkinson of
Atlanta were among the arrivals at Che
De Soto yesterday.
Mrs. M. S. Jones will be among the
passengers of the City of Birmingham to
morrow for New York.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Keener of Augusta
will sail for New York on the City of
Miss Mabel Gibbons left during the
week to visit her friend, Miss Mae Muel
ler, in Charleston, S. C.
Mr. John J. Carrick ha* returned home,
after spending two weeks at the Isle of
Palms, Charleston, S. C.
Mrs. Ralph H. Cutter and Miss Ray
monde Cutter left last week for Bain
bridge on a pleasure trip.
Miss Margaret A. Doyle left last week
for Aimar. Ga., where she will spend
the balance of :he summer.
Mrs. E. M. Peck and Mrs. W. C. De
Vane and children left last week to spend
some time in Johnston, S C.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Quinan and Mis*
Beulah M. Wlddows have returned home,
after spending two month* at Tybee.
Miss Alma Brown has returned home
after a dt-lightfuJ stay of some we ks on
Warsaw Island, a guest of Mrs. P. Man
Mrs. M. J. O'Leary and daughter will
be among the passengers of the City of
Birmingham which sails to-morrow for
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy C. Cunningham left
during the week for North Georgia, where
they will spend, several weeks among rel
atives and friends.
Mrs. Patz and children have returned
to their home in Bluffton. after a pleas
ant stay of two weeks with relatives on
Gordon street, east.
Miss Agnes Mahoney, a popular young
lady of Augusta, Ga., Is visiting relatives
in the city. Her many friends are glad
to have her with them again.
Mrs. V. M. Smith of Dupont, Ga , spent
several days with Mrs. J. H. Quinn en
toute to her old hrm\ Paterson, N. J.,
where she will spend some time.
Miss Annie Aulberry of Charleston will
return home to-morrow night, after two
weeks pleasantly spent as the guest of
Miss Mamie Finn, 513 Congress, east.
Tlney Molina returned Monday after a
two months' visit to the Isle of Palme,
Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Mr. Mo
lina will remain home thl* summer and
Mrs. P. Goldsmith of Dallas. Tex.. Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. Joel of 307
Broughton street, west. She leaves this
morning for Charleston, 8. C., to be pres
ent at the Joel-Rubensteln wedding.
Little Miss Lula Fowler entertained on
Monday evening quite a number of her lit
tle friends, the occasion being her four
teenth birthday. Games were played and
the little folks spent a very pleasant
evening. Many pretty gift* were received.
Mr. Joseph Molina, one of the attache
j n the office of the ordinary of the coun
ty, will leave to-morrow morning for re
sorts In North Georgia, where he will
spend his vacation. Mr. Molina expects
to he absent from the city a week or
Mr. J. P. Merrlhew of the Savannah
Cotton Exchange has been Indisposed for
rev'rel days past, and ha a been confined
io his home a pert of the time. Mr. Mer-
rihew is having trouble with his eyes
also, and is now under the care of an
Mr. Harvey Granger tf the E. B. Hunt
ing Company leaves to-<a.\ for the Kenne
bec districts of Maine. While the trip is
a purely business one, .1 Is a sou roe of
plt to Mr. Granger to anticipate the
need of an overcoat, which he proposes to
take along with him.
A THRIVING TOWN
That Contribute* Mach to Savan
na li’* Trade*
Sumter, S. C., Aug. 11—Trooping down
the corridors of memory come recollection*
of the days of “Auld ling syne” when
this present “game cock city” of Carolina
was little else than a central cross roads
with the conventional Amrt House on
one side, the road and tie grim jail house
on the other, feome thne or four retail
stores of general merchandise, hauled over
many miles in wood-axle wagons, a few
scattered dwellings and an old-fashioned
sanded-fioor inn or tavern, constituted the
congeries knows as Sumpterville. A trip
to Savannah in those days involved much
preparation and comprehended a three
days’ weary plodding to Charleston, th -n
a tortuous route through the serpentine
channels of the inland passage to Yama
craw bluff, a landing and an exhausting
pull up the sand bank to Bay street, by
which time one had undergone enough to
fray the piety of the very elect—only the
piety of those days was of the three-ply
sole leather sort—while Savannah herself
then comprised but a small fraction of the
area, population, trade, wealth, health and
beauty of the metropolitan city of to-day
that reaches out her iron tentacles to ev
ery point and portion of inland territory,
and brings them in close intercourse and
their products within the grasp of those
other prehensile organ*, her steamship*
and other ocean craft. Among the many
other points recently orought within
quick reach of Savannah lies this pretty
midland Carolina city of Sumter. The
sandbed X-roads have given place to broad
paved boulevards crossed and recrossed by
numerous streets, lined on either aide by
busy marts of purchase and sale. There
are factories and founderles. warehouses,
shops, banks, churches, palatial residences
and all else that goes to constitute a live,
hustling, thriving and growing city, the
heart of seven iron highways, a veritable
Atlanta in embryo, and surrounded by a
magnificently fertile undulating hinter
land, capable of producing everything nec
essary to the sustenance, comfort and lux
ury of the human or brute crea
tion. The city is a cotton and
tobacco market of no mean
proportions, besides the barter in much
other country produce. To-day, instead of
a week’s weary lumbering to reach your
city, one may take a midnight lunch here,
at the foot of the Piedmont escarpment,
board a train to Denmark, run down the
straight stretch to the border river, enjoy
an easy breakfast in Savannah, dine, sup.
attend a play and breakfast here again
among the soughing pine* without much
attrition of his piety or abrasion of his
purse. The writer speaks ex cathedra,
having accomplished just such a trip the
past week, the occasion being the second
excursion during the w*k from thia point
to the Forest City, and they will not prob
ably be the last. Our own city is only one
of the many point© of busy traffic and
commerce tapped by the Seaboard Air
Line Railway and brought within daily
communication with Savannah, there are
numbers of other smaller towns, villas and
hamlets already launched out and growing
in business Importance, and still other
fledglings rapidly featheripgand ambitious
to spread their commercial wings and
catch the “trade wßds.” We predicted
one year ago that there would be trade
advantages opened up and golden oppor
tunities presented in this direction and
broached the subject to many of Savan
nah's business magnates and men of lesser
note, with a view to anticipate and seize
them by some systematic effort of adver
tisement, information and instruction as to
the city’s advantages and trade induce
ments, shipping facilities, health, etc. A
few of the more enterprising and public
spirited taw the opportunity and did a
generous part in forwarding the effort,
the results of which are already material
izing; but there were too many who treat
ed the matter with an amusingly, pro
voking sang-froid, a welf-complacent non
chalance, or an apathetic Indifference, and
yet we overheard an intelligent man, on
the train coming down, one who ha* trav
eled some and is officially addressed a*
“Your Honor,” say to his wife, “I guess
we can get a hath in : that yellow (?) wa
ter at Savannah; we’ll have to drink yel
low water anyway.” Sic! Our people are
prosperous, are asking no odds, no fav
ors. Savannah brooms and Bavannah
candy are sold right here in reac’h of the
writer's desk, hut only Incidentally A
Savannah firm has one or more cotton
buyers in this county, a successful mer
chant has removed, his business to your
larger business sphere, besides others, who
were more or less attracted and influenced
by the letters written and broadcasted
from Savannah last year. These ere mere
“straws,” but they are sufficient, to indi
cate a trend of the current whioh, with
a little inducement, might be made to flow
in that direction. Excursions are promo
tive of pleasant intercourse, but might be
made more powerful auxiliaries to more
substantial mutual acquaintance in the
way of trade relations. The trade is here.
We are too near now to be any longer
strangers. If you will reach out in the
proper spirit and disposition we are all
within the grasp of our big and beautiful
and flourishing Forest Sister.
VIKEYING WITH fIYCCBSS.
Whitman Sister* Acquiring Talent
for Their Next Organ Isn lion.
The Whitman sisters, May and Essie,
are meeting with muon success in organ
izing the company with which they will
take the road this season. They have se
cured four promising piccaninnies in Sa
vannah, who will furnish the "kid” talent
for the company, and have other engage
ments in view, including a soprano In
Charleston, who Is said to be something
The company will organize in Cincin
nati, and will lane the road about Sept.
20. playing Ihe Ohio towns first, and then
coming South. They will reach Savannah
about Feb. 20. The company will be un
der the management of M. Lehman of
The company will be of the vaudeville
order, with some farce and dramatic fea
tures. Prince Ishmael, whose ability as
a prestldlgator is well known In Sa
vannah. will attend to this feature of the
The Whitman sister* are accomplished
entertainers, and have received high com
mendation from the newspaper* of the
vartoua cities In which they have ap
peared The Birmingham News, In a re
cent edition, tn speaking of an entertain
ment given by the slaters in that city,
said: "These three bright mulatto women
are daughters of the pastor of the First
African Methodist Episcopal Church of
Atlanta. They have wonderful voices,
that of Essie Whitman being the lowest
contralto on record. The slaters all play
the banjo and sing coon songs with a
smack of the original flavor. Their cos
tuming Is elegant, their manners graceful
and their appearance striking In a degree,
as they are unusually handsome.”
Alberta, the third sisters, is only 12
years old. but has already shown consid
Germany'* New Meat lav.
Washington, Aug. 11.—The State Depart
men ha* been Informed that the main pro
visions of the meat law recently enacted
by the German government, effecting
among Other things Ihe absolute prohibi
tion of the Importation of American can
ned meals and sausages, will take effect
Oct. 1 next.
FIGHT AGAINST PROGRESS.
REV. II %St OM %\TMO\Y DlfiCl SSft£A
THE CHI.SESK VITIATION.
He Declare* That tlc Fault Is Not
the Missionaries*—They Are Not
ItespoKMihlf for the 1 prlslng—The y
Introduced Progress mid Learn
ing, Which Arc Not In Accord
With the Ideas of the Common
Herd of Chinos©—lt Is Against This
Awakening to Advancement That
the Chinese Have Risen—Air. An
thony Makes Predictions for Chinn.
“The view the newspapers generally in
sist upon taking of the Chinese situation
and the way they have of fixing the re
sponsibility for the uprising upon the mis
sionaries is unfair and not in accord with
the facts,” declared Rev. Dascom Anthony,
pastor of Trinity Church, yesterday. “The
papers seem to misunderstand the position
of the missionaries. I n> interested in the
matter and should like to see It perfectly
understood, for criticisms of the mission
aries, such as I have observed, are unjust.
When the situation is studied it is mani
fest that they are not fair.
“This revolution against the existing or
der of things in China was not nearly so
much anti-Christian as anti-progress. Re
ligion is not responsible for the uprising,
but it is responsible for the general awak
ening of the literary class of the Chinese
to a sense of the ad vantages of West
ern civilization. Young J. Allen, the mis
sionary from Burke county, Georgia, went
to China Just before the Civil War. He
was a Methodist, and his mission was to
convert the heathen. The missionary
forces of the church were not then organ
ized. however, and he had no means of
support. Of necessity, he had to mix i>ol
iiies with religion, state with church, and
he. accepted u position under the Chinese
government. His great abilitj' marking
him for advancement, he became a man
darin. and his position among the Chinese
has been one of power and influence. He
and the college of which he has been the
head have done n great deal for the re
ligion and civilization of the West, intro
ducing them into China and influepcing
many of the best people of the empire,
particularly in the southern part, to ac
“The Chinese are an astute people. The
better class awoke to a realization of their
needs. They easily recognized advan
tages, and the opportunity to seize upon
them was eagerly embraced. Business
and commerce np|>enlcd (o them, and i
wa* clear that they could best succeed
by being educated as were those who
had profited beyond the Chinese because
of the methods and advancement of the
West. Not only Allen’s school, but those
of all the missionaries became centers for
the education of the progressive class of
the Chinese. Advancement was sought,
hut that meant a clash with old customs
and old ideas. It is this clash that is
now responsible for the bloody uprising.
The educated class is hut small, possibly
ten per cent, of the population, and is
unable to cope with the great mass of
the ignorant people. The heat Chinese
have progressed, hut they’ could not carry
their country with them. They make do
nations to the schools, colleges and mis
sions. but the work of the regeneration
of China will be consummated only after
the Powers have been successful In quell
ing the disturbances and restoring the
“To a great degree Ihe seizure by the
foreign Powers of the beet ports of China
and the talk of i(s ultimate division
among them has been responsible for the
uprising. All the best ports have been
taken away from the Chinese, and there
Is not a single advantageous one that
remain# her own. unconditionally and un
trammelled. It Is not strange that the
Chinese should have arisen against euch
a state of affairs.
Mr. Anthony said that he is fully per
suaded that the Christian work! should
make China its own. Passing over a
whole book of arguments, he said he
might adduce, he simply turned to pas
sage In Genesla that declares Ood said:
“Replenish the earth and subdue it and
have dominion.” This i© a divine com
mission, and it is not possible, Mr. An
thony said, in a heathen country. “We
send aid, and properly, to the starving
In India. Christianize and civilize China
and it would not be possible for such a
famine to occur there. The earth must
be subdued. The wonderful natural ad
vantages of tihat country cannot be devel
oped so long as it remains in the hands
of the people. Their superstitions are
against It. for the ground cannot be dis
turbed. railways cannot be built, improve
ments of this age cannot be made for
no other reason than that ignorance and
paganism declare that the souls of ances
tors must not be disturbed. Philanthropy,
if no other sentiment, demands the Chris
tianizing and civilizing of China.
“There should be no forcing. I do not
believe In forcing anything down a man’s
throat. That is the very reason I am go
ing to vote for Bryan this year. Last
election I voted against him because of
his *l6-to-l-lsm.’ hut I cannot accept a
doctrine, of imperialism, and this year I
am for Bryan. Do not force it upon
China, hut let Christianity work its own
reception upon the people.
“He is a bold man who turns prophet,
but I believe I can foresee the rcult of
the trouble in China. The outcome, in my
Judgment, will be that the Powers will
quell the uprising and restore the young
Emperor, or place someone else upon the
throne who will be favorable to foreign
ers. Then the progressive party will l>
to the fore again, and the demand for the
Christian religion and Western civiliza
tion will be greater than ever. A great
demand upon the church will result, and
the church must look to it to see that
this demand is met. Educators, too, will
be in demad.
“China, under the impetus of the renew
ed life and spirit of the progressives will
forge ahead Let’s say twenty-five years,
though I believe It will he let-* time, have
elapsed since the restoration the Powers
are sure to make. A great change has
come over China. She has advanced to a
wonderful degree. Most of her people
have received the Christian religion, the
old fanaticism about ancestors has disap
peared, railways and great enterprises are
common in the land, and Western ideas
and Western customs have crept in and
displaced those that China entertained for
centuries. Now is the country in a con
dition that will not admit of its being dic
tated to at the cannon’s mouth.
“The end is Inevitable. The Chinese see
it. They saw it before their uprising
They are not kicking against nothing. It
was clear to them that the Inroads of for
eign advancement were sounding the
deathknell of old-time China. In one last
effort to prevent foreigners and foreign
civilization from becoming dominant, they
arose In their might. But their days of
supremacy are numbered. Within a short
time the missionaries will have gained a
firmer hold than ever in the land.”
FROM A THIRD STORY.
Negro Alnn Fell Ont a Window and
May Alot Recover.
A colored man whose name could not
be ascertained by the police, as he was
in no condition to give it, was picked up
at 1 o’clock last night after a fall from
a ihirty-story window of a building on Bt.
Julian sreet. He was placed in the am
bulance and carried to the police station,
where a physician attended him. The
man’s condition was pronounced very se
rious. and It was not known whether he
Rllili ( omit) Shows Increase.
Macon. Aug. 11.—The tax returns were
made up to-day. They show an Increase
of taxable values amounting to
The total returns are $15,427*595.,
NOT THE REAL ADVANCE.
Continued from First Page.
ing the intended extent of the expedition
Is received by the foreign office favorably,
since the alms of the United States, viz.,
the re-establishment of order, the award
ing of damages to Americans for injury'
and guarantees against the recurrence of
idmilar events, tally precisely, so the for
eign office says, with the German pro
gramme. It is here surmised, however,
that such diplomatic negotiations will not
meet the approbation of Great Britain and
Russia, whose enormous sacrifices In men
and money owing to the Chinese troubles
seem worth some equivalents. Regard
ing Great Britain's apparent designs upon
tho Yang-Tee valley, particularly Shang
hai, Germany will not allow their realiza
tion, and in this France support Ger
many, and, it Is hoped here, the United
Beales will also do so. since such action
contravenes the open-door policy.
Germany before long will have a good
si/.<d force in Shanghai to checkmate sin
gle handed the British schemes there. The
correspondent of the Associated Press
hears that a single brigade of 5,000 men
is now forming und will proceed |o Shang
hai for that purpose and to protect Ger
man commercial interests in the Yang-
T-* valley, notably at Shanghai und
Hardly a ||*| of Roses.
The German press comment anent the
pr'fcent situatl n isvaißd. The Lckal An
zdger deems it probable that Held Mar
shal von Walitei s e will not he b< dded in
roses in China, owing partly to the lack
of harmony among the Powers oven at
tho early stage, and it believes before
long quart els w ill arise between Russia
and Japan, France and Groat Britain and
the United States and G rmany. It points
out that the main differences between the
Bowel’s arc “not of a military hut of a
DISTRESS AT CAPE NOME. ’
Gen. Riindnll .Apiillow fur Authority
to AfYoril Relief.
Washington, Aug. 11.—<Gen. Randall,
commanding tho department of Alaska,
has made the following report upon the
conditions and necessities at Nome:
“At present there are about 15.000 per
sons in and about Nome. It Is estimated
there will be 1,000 destitute here nt the
close* of navigation. 1 request that I be
authorized to send nil destitute persons
out of the country by any vessel avail
able in case army transports are not
A post, site has been celecHed at th©
month of Nome river, three and one-third
miles east of Nome. The work of construc
tion Is now progressing rapidly. He recom
mends that the post be named “Davis'* tn
honor of Copt. JeffersDn C. Davis, who
commanded the first troops in Alat-ka. H©
also r.poits that he has chartered the
tugboat “Meteor" and collected the des
titute natives between Bin Rock and Top
kuk and encamped them on the beach
east of Ntme river.
The commanding officer of that camp
has been directed to furnish subs stence
and medical attendance. Reports indicate
that th** natives all along the roust are
dying of measles and pneumonia. Small
pox ha been checked; no new oiiw hav
ing been reported In twelve days. All reg
ulations and the action of Gen. Randall,
above noted, have received the approval
of the Secretary of War.
AftGIKR WINS CHAMPION fill IP.
Defeated Ctinmnlon Ward in tlie
Final Tennis Match.
Atlanta, Aug. 11.—Clarence V. Angler,
Jr., of Atlanta, won the championship In
tenuis of the Southeastern states and of
Georgia ahd the Agelesto trophy In a
challenge match to-day against T. Cole
man Ward of Birmingham, who formerly
held these honors. The match was mark
er! for Its brilliant plays throughout.
The score wa* 10-8, G-3, 5-7, 6-3. Two
hours and forty minute* was required for
This practically closed the Southeastern
state tennis tournament. The champion
ship in doubles will be played next Mon
day by Angler and Williams of Atlanta
and Brown and Ward of Birmingham.
Mr. Angler will enter the tournament
at Newport next week for the national
PEWS FOIL THE CATHEDRAL.
Workmen Now knsuget) in Putting
the Fnrnltnre tn Place.
The furniture for the Cathedral of Bt.
John the Baptist Is being put In place.
The pews are very handsome, being of
quarter oak and highly ornamented with
carving. Workmen are now engaged in
flttlng them together, as they are ship
ped in their various division*. The work
has not progressed very far, and it is
probable that some days will be required
to get all the pews In position.
Many have visited the Cathedral to
view the restored interior. General sat
isfaction with it has been pronounced.
It je easily the handsomest in the city,
and, when the furniture has been put In
place, the general appearance will be even
CHUHC'H PROPERTY IN CURA.
Gen. Wood Found It Necessary to
Name a New Committee.
Havana, Aug. U.~Bettors Llorente Gl
berga and Tamayo met the Bishop of Ha
vana and Gen. Wood at the palace last
night and discussed the question of church
property. This committee of Judges fin
ally declined to undertake an investiga
tion and resigned. Oen. Wood wl.l ap
point another committee of live, who will
Investigate the claims of the church.
After seizing all of the church property
In 1842 the Spaniards allowed the church
3400,(100 annually. This revenue to the
church was stopped on the American oc
cupation of the Island and the money now
goes into the Island fund. The Bishop of
Havana Is seeking a restitution of this
BAPTIST MISSION DESTROYED,
Violence Has Broken Ont In Another
Section of Chinn.
Boston, Aug. 11—The American Baptist
Missionary Union of thl* city to-day re
ceived a cablegram from Swatow, China,
"Ung Kung and four chapel* were
wrecked. Consuls acting. Bcotts, Wilkin
son, China, Ja|n, Foster, Bpeecher. sent
families Victoria, Tacoma Qroeabeck.”
This message Is from Rev. A. F. Groes
beck, In charge of the Baptist Mission of
IJntf Kung. about seventy miles north of
Swatow, and announce* that his mission
has been destroyed by the Chinese, to
gether with four out stations. This is the
flrst intimation received of actual violence
In that teuton of China.
LAYING NEW GERMAN CABLE.
Rig Steamer Anglia Will Run It to
the A sores.
New York, Aug. 11—The laying of th*
new German cable to the Azores was be
gun to-day off Coney Island. The big ca
ble ship Anglia could not come In shore,
and a section bn mil** long was laid
from the beach out to sea by a tug wh-re
It was secured by a buoy. The Anglia will
dig it up from that point when she start*
on her long voyage next Tuesday.
Extradition lontestieu Approved.
Madrid, Aug. 11.—The cabinet ha* ap
proved the extradition convention between
Aipaln and the United Slates.
DEMOCRATS’ GOOD CHANCES.
THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO GEHP Mi,
JTORITY IN THE HOUSE*.
Congressman Overstreet, m RspabOU
ran Leader, Figures Out That thet
Chances of the Demooreds Are Bet
ter Than Those of the Republi
cans—Still He Thinks the Republi
cans Will Win by Ntutlof Dosbt
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 11.—Congress
man Overstreet, of this district, secre
tary of the National Congressional Bu
reau of th© Republicans at Chicago, left
tonight for Chicago. He said:
“In '9B we carried the House by a ma
jority of thirteen. By contests decided in
our favor, our majority was increased,
but we cannot now depend upon the dis
tricts they came from. We had threo
congressmen form North Carolina, but,
of course, since the disfranchisement of
the negroes, we shall not get a represen
tative from that stale. In ’9B we had two
from Kentucky, but one was by the nar
row majority of ten. We are not counting
on that as certain. The other district in.
Kentucky gave us a large majority, and
they cannot count tis out of it. We had
one representative from Texas, from the
Galveston district, hut It is always close
there, and the presidential eleotion may
j change the result this time.
“This makes . total of live that we are
almost sure to lose from what we now
have, ieaving us a bar© majority of three.
We are making estimates on a majority
of three now, but the odd this time aro
really in favor of the Democrats. They
have, to begin with, 122 representatives
from the Southern states, that always
give sqlid congressional delegations for
them. In some Northern states they have
40 per cent, of the congressmen. In New
York they had eighteen in the last House,
or tkJ per cent, of the New York delega
“So. on the face of ihe outlook, their
chances for carrying the House are bet
ter than ours, but I am sure we shall de
feat them and have a majority again. We
are going about the campaign In a prac
tical way. In 1898 we sized up the sit
uation and found that we would lose
thirty district© of the 'Missouri river, so
'vent to work in districts that had been
<touhtful, and were successful in carrying
• oough of them to give us a lead. W©
expect to get the same result© again, and
to redeem many of the districts that went
against us In 1898.”
SHE SI AIIIII ED t CHINAMAN.
Now Yonng Mna Eldrnl Wants an
Augusta, Aug. 11.—Nina Eldred, who
married a Chinaman, Charilo Li Chow,
filed a suit for divorce to-day. She was
IK years old when she married Li Chow,
who was DO about (wo years ago. She has
grown tired of her bargain and awks a
total divorce and the restoration of her
PAULDING OF LONG ISLAND CELE
BRATED PIPPIN APPLE CIDER.
This pure cider la served on steamers on
the American line, and at the Waldorf-As
toila and leading family grocers in New
Paulding s Pippin cider Is made from
fhe pure Juice ot hand picked apples from
his own mill on the premises. It la abso
lutely pure apple Juice, and all the effer
vescent e IS natural, and we guarantee It
to be the choicest cider in the world.
Leading physicians in New York and
Brooklyn recommend this elder to their
patients its perfect purity Is guaranteed.
In Paulding’s Pippin cider, only Long Is
land Newton’s Pippins are used. The ap
ples are left on the trees until lat in Oo
tober when they are hand picked and
placed In a dry room to ripen.
Paulding says "the apples are thorough
ly crushed in his own mill and the Juice
pressed out and run Into sweet clean
racks." The difference between crushing
and grinding apples Is very great.
You will know the difference between
crushed app ea and ground apples If you
take some stems and chew them, you will
And that bitter taste which Is not with
Paulding’s crushed apples. This elder has
not the extreme sweetness of the Russet
elder, and everyone will find the Pauld
*ng s Pippin cider Just right to take with
dinner. LIPPMAN BROS.,
Sole Agents in Savannah.
The beat Cream and Sherbets to
Send in your dinner order.
WHITAKER AND LIBERTY.
kAtttiSi V\ AHLiiUI tL AND
to rant, located head of Broughton
■freer on West Broad, now occu
pied by the Savannah Carring* and
Wagon Cos. A* they will give up
business in the city on June l, l offer
it for rent from that data.
H P. SMART.
On* of our clients bu placed In our
hands (Z>,ooo to loan on good Savannah
raal eatata at raaaonoble rates of Interest.
BECKETT & BECKETT,
14 President street, east.
By the American Bonding and Trust Com
pany of Baltimore. We are authorized to
execute locally (Immediately upon Appli
cation!. all bonds In Judicial proceedings
In either the state or United States
courts, and of administrators and
DEAIUNG * HULL. Agenta
Telephone 114. Provident Halloing.
YOI H PBSCHIPTIO!IS
will be filled at Park Avenue Pharmacy
while yo wait. We fill them at any hour
day or night. The only live drug etore
In southern section of Savannah.
PARK AVENUE PHARMACY,
J. L. Branan, Proprietor ,
Corner Park avenue and Barnard Bt.
IF IT’S NICE WK VI IVR IT.
Drop In and get a Jar of allced dried
beef or sliced breakfast bacon, a bottle
of Pin-Money Pickles or Btuffed Olives
HARDEE ft MARSHALL,
PLASTERI'iIIS’ ABO MASONS’ SUP
Cement. Lime. Plaster, Hair and Rlvar
Band. Prompt delivery. Reasonable
SAVANNAH BUILDING BUPPLT COt.
Corner Drayton and Congress.
AUCTION OF BICYCLES.
Every day next week my surplus sto k
of second-hand bicycler will bo sold at
auction prices. If you have any money.
It le good for c, wheel. All In good con
THOMAS' BICYCLE EMPORIUM,
All Jefferson Street.